US 3170620 A
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United States Patent 3,170,620 ENVELOPE UNHT QQNTAINED IN A PUBLKCATHQN Samuel Nirenstein, 29 E. 64th St, New York, N.Y. Filed May 23, 1963, Ser. No. 282,629 1 Claim. ((Il. 229--68) This invention relates in general to envelope units or blanks and, more particularly, to envelope blanks which may be formed from the printed pages of a publication.
An object of this invention is to provide a page of a printed publication, one side of said page having tear lines, fold lines and glue printed thereon forming an envelope unit or blank so that the envelope blank may be torn or cut from the publication and folded into an envelope to be sealed to mail a check or money to an address printed on said envelope blank.
Another object of this invention is to provide a simple means whereby an advertiser in a publication may both advertise a product and provide an envelope with Which a prospective purchaser may mail a check or the like to the advertiser and seller of a product.
A further object of this invention is to provide an envelope blank printed and glued entirely on one side so that an advertiser need only take one side of a page to provide an envelope for a prospective customer.
Many other objects, advantages and features of invention will become apparent from the construction, arrangement and combination of parts involved in the embodiment of the invention and its practice otherwise as will be understood from the following description and accompanying drawing wherein:
FIGURE 1 is a plan view of a publication having a page on one side of which there is printed an addressed envelope blank having tear lines, fold lines and a glued portion thereon;
FIGURE 2 is a plan view of an envelope folded from the envelope blank of FIGURE 1 prior to its being sealed; and
FIGURE 3 is a plan view of the envelope blank shown in FIGURE 1 tom or cut from the publication and folded about a check with the envelope blank in the open position.
Referring to the drawing in detail, a publication 10, which may be a book, a magazine, a leaflet, or a simple folder, has a page 11 on which there is printed an envelope blank 12. The envelope blank 12 is defined by the side edge 13 of page 11, the bottom edge 14 of page 11, a vertical perforated line 15, and an upper perforated line 16. The envelope blank 12 has printed on it the vertical fold lines 17 and 18 and the horizontal fold lines 19 and 20. The fold lines may be printed as broken lines in the manner shown or in any other way. Fold line 19 defines the envelope flap 21. The fold lines 17, 18 and 20 delineate the side portions 22, 23, 24, and 25. Between the side portions 22 and 25 is an envelope back portion 26 and between the side portions 23 and 24 is the envelope front portion 27.
When publication is printed, page 11 may have advertising copy disposed above envelope blank 12 and printed on the envelope blank itself except for the front portion 27 which may carry a post oifice permit and the return address of an advertiser. On the bottom edge of the front panel 27. there is printed or otherwise applied the glue 28 which remains dry and unsticky.
3,17%,623 Fatented Feb. 23, 1965 ICC Referring now to FIGURE 3, a reader of the publication 10 who wishes to send a check or money order or the like in the envelope blank 12 may tear or cut the envelope blank 12 from page 11. This envelope blank will then be turned over and the side portions 22, 23, 24 and 25 will be folded upward and inward. A check, money, or the like, designated by the numeral 2%, may then be placed within the envelope blank under a pair of the side portions.
As shown in FIGURE 2, the lower front portion 27 containing the check or money order 29 may be folded upward beneath the flap 21. The letter may then be sealed by moistening the flap 21 and pressing it downward against the glue 28.
The envelope blank of this invention, which is formed within a publication, enjoys many advantages. An advertiser who merely wishes to take one side of a page 11 need not form the page 11 with the perforations 15 and 16. He may merely indicate that the envelope blank is to be cut out along the lines 15 and 16. Since the advertising matter, the envelope blank, any instructions for cutting out and folding the envelope blank, and the glue are all on one side of a page 11, the other side of the page 11 may be sold to another advertiser or 'used for other printed matter.
If the envelope blank 12 is printed on the rear cover of a pamphlet or the like where the perforations forming the lines 15 and 16 will not interfere with another advertiser or other uses of the back of a page 11, the lines 15 and 16 are best formed with perforations to facilitate the removal of the envelope blank 12.
While I have disclosed my invention in the best form known to me, it will nevertheless be understood that this is exemplary and that modifications may be made without departing from the spirit of the invention except as it may be more limited in the appended claims wherein I claim:
A page of a publication, one side of said page having lines thereon defining an envelope blank on said page, said blank having four sides and being generally rectangular with a flap portion extending from a central portion of one of said sides, two of said sides of said blank coinciding with two edges of said page forming a corner of said page, a first fold line parallel to said fiap across the center of said envelope blank, second and third fold lines at right angles to said first fold line intersecting said first fold line and extending across said envelope blank, said second and third fold lines defining side portions of said envelope blank and said first fold line dividing said envelope blank into front and back portions, at least one of which has an address printed thereon, and a glue on said envelope blank adjacent to the side of said envelope blank opposite said flap portion, said glue being on the same side of said page as said lines defining said envelope blank.
References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,221,931 4/17 Wessel 22992.l 2, 874,892 2/ 5 9 Howard 22992. 1
FOREIGN PATENTS 806,056 4/44 France.
FRANKLIN T. GARRETT, Primary Examiner.