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Publication numberUS3190242 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 22, 1965
Filing dateJan 29, 1964
Priority dateJan 29, 1964
Publication numberUS 3190242 A, US 3190242A, US-A-3190242, US3190242 A, US3190242A
InventorsShelly Gerald B
Original AssigneeShelly Gerald B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Paper storage system
US 3190242 A
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PAPER STORAGE SYSTEM Filed Jn. 29. 1964 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 FIG. 1.

FIG. 2.

INVENTOR. 5yd/0 Jie/y 0% VMM A TORNEYS June 22, 1965 G. a. SHELL# 3,190,242

PAPER STORAGE SYSTEM l Filed Jan. 29. 1964 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 ATTO RN EYS June 22, 41965 v l G. asl-IELLY 3,190,242

' PAPER STORAGE SYSTEM Filed Jan. 29. .1964 v' 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 ATTO R N EYS United States Patent O 3,190,242 PAPER STORAGE SYSTEM Gerald B. Shelly, 3802 W. Townley Ave., Phoenix, Ariz. Filed Jan. 29, 1964, Ser. N0.1340,958 12 Claims. (Cl. 10S-60) The present invention pertains `to paper storage, and more particularly, Vto paper storage systems of the type useful in those operations requiring collating and the storafe of plural stacks of paper each sheet being a duplication of the remainder of the sheets in that stack.

The presentation of moderntechnology and devices has brought about a change in the manner that products are presented to potential customers. Specifically, such as in the electrical andelectronics industry, it is common to provide what is known as data sheets and other descriptive material in more or less loose bound form to p otential customers. It is also frequentlydesirable to store the contents or pages of `these publications independent from the remainder of the pages to thereby permit access to the storage area for assembling a portion or portions, and not a complete, publication. In these circumstances, it is customary to provide a le room having bins each of which contains a stack of printed paper each page of which is identical to the remainder of the pages in the stack; that is, all pages of a given number will be contained in the same stack. Collating and assembling of these pages presents several problems particularly when a period of time elapses between the storage of the pages and their subsequent utilization.

The bulk of the stored pages, and their inaccessability to visual inspection to determine the identity of the individual pages, has given rise to storage problems requiring excessive amounts of space and also requiring extensive publication assembly time; these disadvantages are particularly acute when only a few copies of the publication are to be assembled at a time.

Accordingly, it is an object of the present invention to provide a paper storage system that will provide visibility of a chosen portion of all pages stored in the system.

It is also an object of the present invention to provide a paper storage system that permits convenient access to all individual pages of the publication stored in the system.

It is still another object of the present invention to provide a paper storage system that is adaptable and can be expanded or reduced in capacity in accordance with the requirements of the system.

It is another object of the present invention to provide an inexpensive and nevertheless rugged paper storage system that will achieve maximum utilization of available space.

Further objects of the present invention will become apparent to those skilled in theV art as the description thereof proceeds.`

arranged at an angle relative to and in between correspending shelves, are provided to separate stacks of pages. The dividers are held parallel to each other and in separated fashion through the expediency of separators positioned intermediate the dividers. Each separator is shaped to provide a parallel abutting surface to one divider, a surface perpendicular to the divider to support paper stored thereon, a surface parallel to and in abutting relation with the bottom shelf, and is also provided with a longitudinal channel so shaped to accept one edge of the next succeeding divider thusmaintaining the proper Vceeding divider.

3,190,242 Patented June 22, 1965 ice inter-divider space. The present invention may be more readily described by reference to the accompanying drawings in which: l

FIGURE l is a front elevation of a paper storage system constructed in accordance with the teachings of the present invention.

FIGURE 2 is a plan view of a divider of FIG. l.

FIGURE 3 is a top view of a separator of FIG. l.

FIGURE 4 is an end view of the separator of FIG. 3.

FIGURE 5 isan isometric view of a paper storage system constructed in accordance with the teachings of the present invention.

FIGURE 6 is a top View ofthe dividers of FIG. l.

FIGURE 7 is a modication of the dividers of FIG. 6.

FIGURE 8 is a modication of the top edge spacing means for the individual dividers of FIG. l.

FIGURE 9 is an enlarged top and end View respectively of a portion of FIG. 8.

Referring to FIG. 1, atop shelf 10 and a bottom shelf 11 are mounted in parallel spaced-apart fashion in any convenient manner. In the embodiment shown in FIG. 1, the shelves 10 and 11 are mounted through 'the expediency of a vertical supporting member 12 having notches 13 and 14 for supporting theshelves 10 and 11, respectively. The top shelf includes a plurality of notches 20 that are cut in the shelf 10 transverse to the plane of the drawing and at an angle relative to the top shelf. The notches 20 accommodateV a plurality of dividers 21 which are secured to the top shelf 10 by inserting the corresponding divider into one of the notches 20. The dividers. 21 are maintained in equidistant relationship relative to each other through the expediency of separators 25, each of which includes a rst surface 27 parallel to-and in abutting relation with the adjacent divider 21. The separators also each include a second surface 28 extending perpendicularly from the rst surface 27 to form a surface for supporting paper 30 placed between adjacent y left-most (as shown in FIG. l) separator is in abutting relation with the supporting member 12, thus preventing the separator from moving to the left. Successive separators need only be placed in abutting relation with the preceding divider to permit the insertion of the next suc- Only the number of dividers necessary for the present particular application of the invention is necessary; therefore, dividers may be added or removed in accordance with the needs of the application without i the necessity of complicated or expensive system modiication.

The particular shape of the individual dividers may best be seen by reference to FIG. 2. In FIG. 2 it may be seen that the divider is substantially planar (a at plane surface) and is notched as shown in FIG. 2 at 40. The notch permits visual inspection of a desired corner of the page and also permits ready access to the pages in a stack. The notch 40 is generally rectangular and is of "an appropriate size so that it removes suiicient material from the edge 41 of the divider 21 to reduce the length of the edge 41 to the length of one edge ofthe paper to be stored in the paper storage system. Thus, referring to FIG. l, it may be seen that the length of the paper stack 30 is such that it extends to the edge 42 of the notch 40. f

Referring to FIG. 6,' the dividers 21 are Vshown as they "ate the necessity of providing notches.

i o o 3 wouldrappear from the top if the top shelf were removed. It is noted that the plane of eachof the dividers intersects the planeof the top shelf tolform a line perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the top shelf. The modifica- `tion shown in FIG. 7 Vmay be used-'to expose selected sections of a sheet, either the same or different sections exposed by the embodiment of FIG. 6, .and would allevi- Referring to FIG.

7,"each of the Vdividers 45 isV tilted back to form a plane 'i that is at approximately the same angle tohorizontal as the dividers 21 are of FIG. 6. However, the dividers r45 are also angled relative to the longitudinal direction of the top shelf so that the intersection of the plane of the top shelf and the plane of the dividers 45 is a line. i forming an angle qb, relative to the longitudinal direction of the top shelf. n Y l Referring to FIGS. 8 and 9, the necessity for providing notches in the bottom of the top shelf is alleviated through the expediency of a plurality of clipsSt) secured to the respective dividers 21 by any convenient meansy such kas by riveting as vshown in FIGS. 8 and 9. The clips ,5G are secured to the corresponding divider 21 and extend therefrom at an angle to provide a parallel surface to the bottom of the top shelf 10. An extension 5I is providedV on w i each clip that extends'from the portion of the clip paralleltothe shelf 10 into abutting relation withthe next adja-` cent'divider 2K1. Thelast divider (the one to the right in FIG. 8) maybe maintained imposition through the utilization of clips of identical design used/with the remainder of the dividers; however theY clips are Ynailed or Y screwed, such as by woo'dscrewV 55, to the bottom -of'the top shelf toprevent the divider from moving to the right. Therefore, using the embodiments shown in FIGS. 8 and 9 the necessity for providing notches in the bottom surface v of the top shelf is alleviated, and the dividers may be added or removed at will merely by providing a divider with a clip and a separator. l

It will be apparent to those skilled in the art that many y Y modifications may be made from'the embodiments chosen herein for illustration. 1y apparent in consideration of the simplicity of the embodiments shown in FIGS. 8 and 9 since the clips shown Vand described therein may take a variety of forms; similarly, the dividers 21 and their respective notches 40 may be modified in shape and size to accommodate a variety of paper forms to be stored in the paper storage system of the* present invention. i

What is claimed is: p Y1. A paper storage system comprising: Y Y o (A) means defining two substantially parallel planes (B) a plurality of dividers parallel to each other and These modifications are especialfrom said second and third surfaces andshaped to accept one edge of the divider adjacent saidk one of said dividers. 2. A `paper storage systemcomprising: p (A) means defining two substantially parallel planes (B) ya plurality of dividersjparallel to each other and angularly disposedto said parallel planes, each divider including:

(l) a'rectangular planar member (2) means defining a notch removingy a corner of said rectangular planar member E l (C) a plurality of separators positioned intermediate said dividers, each including:YA

(l) a first surface parallel Vto and in contact with one of said dividers Y (2) a second surface extending from and perpen-` dicular'to said first surface (3) a third surface extending from said firstsurface parallel to and in contact with one of said parallel planes (4) means defining a channel portion extending` from said second and-third surfaces and shaped to accept one Vedge of the divider adjacent said one'V of said dividers. 3. VA paper storage system comprising:

.(A) means kdefining two substantially horizontal an n parallel planes Y (B)V ai plurality of dividersparallelrto eachotheryand angularly disposed to said `parallel planes and ex-v tending between said planes, each divider including:` (l) a rectangular planar member l (2) `means defining a `notch removing acorner of Y said rectangular planar `member (C) a plurality ofV separators positioned intermediate said dividers, each including: i g

(l) a first surfacey parallel to Vandin contact with one of said dividersV Y (2) a second surface extending from and perpen-l dicular to said first surface (3), athird surfaceextending from saidlir'st sur- Y face parallel to and in Ycontact with one `of said parallel planesVY (4') means defining a channel portion extending y fromsaid second and third surfaces and shaped to accept one edge of the. divider adjacent said one of said dividers.` 4. A paper Stor-age system. comprising: Y (A) meansrdefining two substantiallyhorizontal and Y parallel planes i Y (B) a plurality of dividers parallel to Veach other and angularly disposed to said parallel planesV and `extending between rsaid planes, each divider including:`

Y 1) a rectangular planar member l v (2) means defining a, rectangular notchremoving l a corner of said rectangular planar member..` (3) said knotch removing suihcient material from said corner to reduce thelength of one edge of said planarmember to the length of one edge of theipaper to bestored in `said vpaper `storage system (C) a plurality of separators positioned intermediate said dividers, each including:

(1) a Iirstsurface parallel to and in contact with one of said dividers (2) a second surface extending from and perpen-y k dicularto said first surface (3). a third surface` extending from said first suri face parallel to and in contact with one ofl said parallel planes (4) means defining a channelV portion extending from saidgsecond and third surfaces and shaped to accept one edge of the divider adjacent said one kof saidrdividers. S. A paper storage system comprising:

(A) means defining two substantially parallel. planes (B) a plurality of dividers parallel to'eachother and angularly disposed to said `parallel planes (C) a plurality of separators positioned intermediate Y said dividers, each including: l

(Il) a first .surface parallel to and in contactV -With one of saidy dividers n (2) asecond ,surface extending from and perpeni Y dicular to said Ifirst surface (3) a thirdfsurface extending from saidfirst sur- [face parallel to and 'in contact with. one of said parallel planes f (4) Ymeans defining a channel portion extending from said second and third surfaces and shaped i to accept one edge lof the divider, adjacent said one of said dividers. Y

(D) means for positioning one edge of each of lsaid dividers relative to one of Vsaid parallel planes.

`6. A paper storage system comprising: n Y

(A) means defining twosubstantially horizontal and parallel planes (B) a plurality of dividers parallel to each other and angularly disposed to said parallel planes and extending between said planes, each divider including:

(1) a rectangular planar member (2) means defining a notch removing a corner of said rectangular planar member (C) a plurality of separators positioned intermediate said dividers, each including: Y

(l) a first surface parallel to and in contact with one of said dividers (2) a second surface extending Afrom and perpendicular to said -first surface v(3) a third surface .extending from said first surlfaceY parallel to and in contact with one of said parallelA planes Y (4) means defining a channel portion extending from -said second and third surfaces and shaped to accept one edge of the divider adjacent said one of said dividers.

(D) means for positioning one edgeof each of said dividers relative to one of said parallel planes.

7. A paper storage system comprising:

(A) means defining two substantially parallel planes '(B) a plurality of dividers parallel to each other and angularly disposed to said parallel planes (C) a plurality of separators Vpositioned intermediate said dividers, each including:

(1) a first surface parallel to and in contact with one of said dividers (2) a second surface extending from and perpendicular to said first surface (3) a third surface extending from said rst surface parallel to and in contact with one of said parallel planes (4) means defining a channel portion extending from said second and third surfaces and shaped to accept one edge of the divider adjacent said one of said dividers.

(D) means for positioning one edge of each of said dividers relative to one of said parallel planes comprising: Y

(1) clip means attached to said divider and extending therefrom parallel to one of said planes (2) means extending from said clip in abutting relation with the next adjacent divider.

8. A paper storage system comprising:

(A) means defining two substantially horizontal and parallel planes (B) a plurality of dividers parallel to each other and angularly disposed to said parallel planes and extending bet-ween said planes, each divider including:

(l) a rectangular planarv member (2) means defining a notch removing a corner of said rectangular planar member (C) a plurality of separators positioned intermediate said dividers, each including:

(l) a first surface parallel to and in contact with one of said dividers (2) a second sur-face extending from and perpendicular to said first surface (3)a third surface extending .from said first sur- Iface parallel to and in contact with `one of said parallel planes (4) means defining a channel portion extending lfrom said second and third surfaces and shaped to accept one edge of the divider adjacent said one of said dividers.

' (D)` means for positioning one edge of each of said dividers relativeto one of said parallel planes cornprising:

(l) clip means attached to said divider and extending therefrom parallel to one of said planes (2) means extending from said clip in abutting relation with the next adjacent divider.

9. A paper storage system comprising:

(A) means defining horizontal and parallel top and bottom shelves Y (B) a plurality of dividers parallel toY each other and angularly disposed relative to said parallel shelves and extending between said shelves, each divider including.:

(1) a rectangular planar member (2) means defining a rectangular notch removing a corner of said rectangular planar member (3) said notch removing'sufcient material from said corner to reducethe length of one edge of said planar member 4to the length of one edge of the paper to be stored in said paper storage system v (C) a plurality of separators positioned intermediate said dividers, each including:

(1) a first surface parallel to and in contact with one of said dividers (2) a second surface extending from and perpendicular to said first surface (3) a third surface extending from said first sur- `face parallel to and in contact with said bottom shelf (4) means defining a channel portion extending Ifrom said second and third surfaces and shaped to accept one edge of the divider adjacent said one of said dividers.

r10. A paper storage system comprising:

(A) means defining horizontal and parallel top and bottom shelves (B) a plurality of dividers parallel to each other and angularly disposed relative to said parallel shelves land extending between said shelves, each divider including:

(l) a rect-angular planar member (2) means defining a rectangular notch removing a corner of said rectangular planar member (3) said notch removing suicient material from said corner to reduce the length of one edge of said planar member to the length of one edge of ythe paper to be stored in said paper storage system (C) a plurality of separators positioned intermediate said dividers, each including:

(1) a first surface parallel to .and in cont-act with one of said dividers (2) a second surface extending from and perpendicular to said first surface (3) a third surface extending from said first surface parallel to and in contact with said bottom shelf Y Y (r4) means defining a channel portion extending from said second and third surfaces and shaped to accept one edge ofthe divider adjacent said -one of said dividers (D) means for positioning one edge of each of said dividers comprising:

(l) clip means attached to said divider and extendingrtherefrom parallel to said top shelf and (2) means extending from said clip in abutting relation with the next adjacent divider.

-11. A paper storage system comprising:

(A) means defining horizontal and parallel top and Ibottom shelves (B) a plurality of dividers parallel to each other and angularly disposed to said top and bottom shelves and extending bet-Ween said shelves, the intersection of the plane of said dividers with the plane of said top shelf forming a line having an angle relative to the Y front edge of said top shelf of less than 90 (C) va plurality ofY separators positioned intermediate said dividers, each including:l

(1) a irst surface parallel to and in contact with one of said dividers (2) :a second surface extending from and perpen-V dicular to said Vrst surface (3) a third surface extending from said''rst surface parallel to andin contact with the'top sur- A face of said bottom shelf (4) means defining ya 'channel portion extending from said second and third surfaces and shaped to accept oneredge of the divider adjacent said one of said dividers. y Y i12. A paper storage system comprising: v (A) `means defining horizontal and parallel top and boty tom shelves Y (B) 'a plurality kof dividers parallel to-each other and :angularly disposed to said top and bottom shelves and extending between said shelves, the intersection of theA plane of said dividers with the vplaneY of said top shelf forming a line having an angle relative to ythe front edge of said top shelf of less than 90"A (C) ia plurality of separators positioned intermediatev said dividers, each including:

(l) a rst surface parallel toand rincontact. with Y one of said dividers p v (2)- =a second surface extendingpfrorn and perpeni dicular'to said first surface Y (3) a third. surface extending from said rst'srs face parallel to and in Acontact'with the top sur-- face of said bottom shelf Y I(4) means defining a channel portion .extending from said second'and third' surfacesand shaped to acceptone edge Vof the divider adjacentsaid one of said `dividers dividers comprising:

`(1) clip means attached to said divider and extending therefrom parallel t-'o said top shelf Y ,n (2) means extending from'i'said clip in yabutting relation with the next adjacent divider.

References citerdby the Applicant UNITED STATES PATENTS VFRANK B. SHARRY, Primm Examiner. CHANCELLOR E. HARRIS, Examiner.

(D) meansfor positioning one edge. of'each of said.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification108/60, 211/50, 312/183
International ClassificationB42F17/00, B42F17/08
Cooperative ClassificationB42F17/08
European ClassificationB42F17/08