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Publication numberUS3043734 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 10, 1962
Filing dateMar 6, 1956
Priority dateMar 6, 1956
Publication numberUS 3043734 A, US 3043734A, US-A-3043734, US3043734 A, US3043734A
InventorsRobert W Porter
Original AssigneeJohn Green Press Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Filing device and method of operation
US 3043734 A
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July 10, 1962 R. w. PORTER 3,043,734

FILING DEVICE AND METHOD OF OPERATION Filed March 6. 1956 Robert W Porier United States Patent.

- 3 043 734 FILING DEVICE AND METHOD OF OPERATION Robert W. Porter, Rockford, Ill., assignor to John Green Press, Inc., Rockford, 111., a corporation of Illinois Filed Mar.:6, 1956, Ser; No. 569,841 1 Claim. (Cl. 156-249) .This invention relates'to a filing device and method of operation, the invention being herein illustrated as em- 7 bodied in a new and improved report folder especially designed and adapted for use in hospitals and clinics,

a protective backing to keep it fresh and clean, and when the adhesive is to be used the backing'is stripped off, the adhesive having a greater affinity for ordinary unglazed paper than for the glazed stock used in the backing.

A salient feature of the present invention is the provision of a folder or carrier sheet having a portion of one side thereof covered with this special gummed stock, the backing or protective covering sheet being serrated transversely to provide tear strips which may be removed one after another as the report sheets are to be applied, using the adhesive transferred onto the folder and uncovered as each strip of backing is removed, therest of the backing that is left serving as a lineup guide in the application of one sheet after another into the folder, so that a series of sheets of the same size, as in this case of laboratory reports, will be disposed in alignment and evenly overlapped relationship and present a very neat appearance, and the information contained on any one of the sheets may be easily and quickly referred to if the lower edge portion of each sheet that is left exposed is suitably labeled, as for example, in the case of laboratory reports with titles such as Chemistry, Blood count, Hematology, -X-ray, etc.

The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which- FIG. 1 is a perspective view illustrating the application of adhesive to a folder from a roller in a coating machine; 1

FIG. 2 shows on a smaller scale the next step in I perspective of applying the backing sheet, which may be done also by machine;

FIG. 3 shows on the same scale :as FIG. 1 the next step in perspective of serrating the backing sheet, which is an operation done in a press, this step being also indicated partly in section and partly in side elevation in FIG. 4;

FIG. 5 is a perspective view similar to FIG. 2 showing a finished report folder ready for use;

FIG. 6 indicates'in a perspective view on the same scale as FIG. 3 how the individual strips of backing may be removed to uncover the adhesive;

FIG. 7 is a sectional view indicating how the sheets are applied one after another into the folder in accordance with my improved method using the adhesive that is exposed when the strip has been removed, and using the rest of the backing as a guide in the application of the sheets, and

FIG. 8 is a perspective view similar to FIG. 5 showing how a folder appears when partly filled. with report sheets or the like.

The same reference numerals are applied to corresponding parts throughout the views.

3,043,734 Patented July 10, 1962 Referring to the drawing, the reference numeral 10 designates a filing device comprising a paperboardv folder or carrier sheet of the usual medium thickness used for files to the inner side of one half of which is applied a layer of pressure sensitive adhesive or glue, as indicated at 11 in FIGS. 1 and 2. This may be applied in a coating machine in any suitable or preferred manner, a roller for application thereof being indicated at 12 in FIG. 1,

the folders being fed automatically through the machine,

one at a time, to have the band 11 of adhesive applied thereto by the roller. Then a backing or protective covering sheet 13 of glazed paper that is wider than the band 11 is applied immediately, extending the full length of the folder, as indicated in FIG. 2. The marginal edge portions 14 of the glazed paper are therefore left unattached, so that when the folders are fed, one at a time, into a press for the cutting through of the backing 13 on parallel lines 15 by means of a series of parallel knifeblades 16 to define separable tear strips 17, these strips may be easily picked up at their ends and stripped off, one at a time, to uncover a narrow strip of adhesive to be usedin applying a report sheet 18 by its one edge portion into the folder. The strips 17 being of glazed paper and the adhesive 11 having a greater aflinity for the unglazed paper or cardboard 10, there is no likeli hood of the adhesive being stripped off when the strips 17 are removed.

In operation, after the adhesive 11 has been applied to the inner side of the folder 10 its full length, a backing or protective covering sheet 13 of glazed paper is applied the full length covering the adhesive. Then, all but one end portion .19 of an appreciable length is serrated along the lines 15, the purpose being to use an end portion 19 of the backing sheet 13 as a shield over the end portion .of the band 11 of adhesive so that the first report sheet 18 that is applied when the first strip 17 is removed will wad-here to the folder 10 only along its upper edge portion 20. In the application of the upper edge portion 20 the edge of the neighboring tear strip 17 serves as a guide, as shown in FIG. 7, to insure the application of each report sheet 18 with its upper end at right angles to the longitudinal edges of the folder 10, and, of course, after one or more other report sheets have been put in, these serve also as a guide in the application of other report sheets later to have all of the sheets aligned properly with one another. The lower edge portions 211 of the sheets 18, when a series of sheets of the same size are used, are exposed to a uniform extent, as illustrated in FIG. 8, and in the case of hospital or clinic report folders, these marginal edge portions may be labeled, as indicated at 22, with identifying titles such as Chemistry, Blood count, Hematology, Urinalysis, X-

' ray, etc., so'that information relative to the patient,

whose name may be conveniently applied to the tab 23, is quickly and easily available. A folder with a series of these sheets neatly inserted presents a very nice appearance and with the facilities provided in accordance with my invention, a great deal of time is saved in the compiling of reports on each patient and there is no danger of an important report getting lost once it has been put in properly inthe folder. The cost of these folders, due to the simplicity and economy of the construction, and the fact that all of the operations required in'the manufacture thereof can be done in automatic machines already available, is very low considering the advantages obtained.

It is believed the foregoing description conveys a good understanding of the objects and advantages of my invention. The appended claim has been drawn to cover all legitimate modifications and adaptations.

I claim:

The method of filing sheets in shingled relation on a lepeee seive etripwitb" sheet;

pressure-sensitive adhesive extending thereacross, and a series of strips of uniform width and uniform appreciable m kme ia em sir b sWn qi edges x en ipg transve l se t9 the directioflof le'ngtlj ofseid bang! of-adhesive, sajd trips being applied tgicpmpletely cover said 'ba nd of edhesivebut being of a material prbyiding fitfle'adherenee thereto to facilitate rembval of Said stripjs n ua t qm Sa d e rie h eh h mtl d prisin Pee i o a fir rip,-p1 ing h ed of a sheet in pontaet with the thus expesed edge of he next ggljgcent sgrip, pressing the sheet into adhering engage- 1 1 1t with Lhe-dhesiYe exyosed by removal of the" first strip, and continuing in the sa e way t 1 c n. V

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U.S. Classification156/249, 40/359, 40/391, 156/299, 24/67.00R, 412/8, 412/901, 40/341, 283/81, 412/900, 24/DIG.110, 24/67.0AR, 412/37
International ClassificationB42F17/00
Cooperative ClassificationY10S24/11, Y10S412/90, Y10S412/901, B42F17/00
European ClassificationB42F17/00