US 3290059 A
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Dec. 6, 1966 s. NEWMAN REMINDER ARRANGEMENT Filed July 6, 1965 JUNE 10 JUNE 11 INVENTOR.
Samuel Newman ATTORNEY atent Ofiice 3,290,059 Patented Dec. 6, 1966 3,290,059 REMINDER ARRANGEMENT Samuel Newman, 10 Gainsborough Terrace, River Edge, NJ. Filed July 6, 1965, Ser. No. 469,602 Claims. (Cl. 281-3) Thisinvention relates generally to improvements in .reminder systems and more particularly to a reminder arrangement incorporating a plurality of message-receiving labels which may be moved about from day to day to eliminate the necessity for recopying messages.
Most businessmen jot down reminders about matters which they plan to attend to on a particular day in a book specifically designed for such purposes. However, if the item is not attended to on the day or at the time it is scheduled the message is usually rewritten in a diary or a similar book'as a reminder to the individual to dispose of the matter at a latter date. For example, if a person has a number of meetings and other matters noted in his diary and he is unable to complete them because he is called out of town or for any other reason, each and every item which is not performed is usually recopied to serve as a reminder that the matter is to be disposed of at a future date. If the messages are lengthly it is obvious that a great deal of valuable time will be Wasted in recopying such items. Moreover, if the matters cannot be performed at several later dates, it is obvious that they will have to be recopied a multitude of times.
Accordingly, an object of the present invention is to provide a reminder arrangement which eliminates the need for recopying messages.
Another object of the present invention is to provide a reminder arrangement which is economical to produce.
A further object of the present invention is to provide a reminder arrangement wherein all the elements comprising the arrangement may be incorporated in a single book.
The above and other objects and advantages of the present invention will become more apparent from a consideration of the following detailed description when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a reminder arrangement constructed according to the present invention illustrating an open diary having message-receiving labels afiixed to the pages;
FIG. 2 is a perspective view of a support sheet having message-receiving labels thereon of the type shown in FIG. 1; and
FIG. 3 is a vertical sectional view of a message-receiving label constructed in accordance with the present invention.
In a sense, the present invention includes a message keeping book and a plurality of labels which are capable of receiving messages on their upper surface. The rear surface of each label is coated with a re-usable pressuresensitive adhesive so that a label may be removably affixed to a page in the book after a message has been written on the writing surface of the label. If it is desired to move the message to a different page in the book, the label is simply separated from the original page and afiixed to the desired page by means of the same adhesive coating. Accordingly, the need for rewriting the messages on succeeding pages is thereby eliminated since the re-usable adhesive backing on the label provides for the removal of the label from one page and the affixing of the label to another page.
More particularly, the arrangement of the present invention includes a diary 10, as shown in FIG. 1. The diary is conventionally provided with a plurality of pages 12 such that each page corresponds to a different day in the year and the pages are dated consecutively. Thus, one of the pages 12 bears the date June 10 and the other of the pages 12 bears the date June 11. Heretofore, if a message or reminder were written down on the June 10 page and the object of the message was not taken care of, the entire message would have to be recopied under a different date. However, this bothersome and time con suming step is eliminated by the present invention.
Accordingly, a support sheet or backing page 14 is provided which contains a plurality-of message-receiving labels 16 removably affixed thereto. In the preferred embodiment a plurality of such pages '14 are provided and are located at the rear of the diary 10. Alternatively, the backing pages 14 may be supplied separate from the diary 10 so that they may be utilized in conjunction wit separation of the label from the page when'it is desired to remove the label. Additional properties are that the adhesive backing 20 will not stick to the page 12 and, as noted above, the coating 20 is re-usable so that the label 20 may be affixed to and separated from different pages 12 repeatedly without applying additional adhesive to the strip of paper 18. The page 14 is preferably glassine to facilitate removal of the label 16 from the support sheet.
In operation, a message or remainder is Written on the upper surface of one of the plurality of labels 16. The label is then separated from the support sheet 14 as by peeling the label back across the sheet, as shown in FIG. 2. Thereafter, the label 16 is placed in the diary 10 on the preselected page 12 corresponding to the day on: which the object of the written reminder is to be performed. The label is afiixed in place by placing the coating 20 in contact with the preselected page 12 and applying pressure to the strip of paper 18. If the object of the reminder is not accomplished on the desired day, the label 16 is separated from the aforenoted preselected page 12 and aflixed to another page 12 corresponding to the new day on which the object of the message is to be performed. Since the adhesive coating 20 is re-usable, no new backing need be added to the strip 18. Moreover, the coating 20 does not leave any residue when the label 16 is removed from a page 12 so that the pages 12 do not stick to one another.
. Accordingly, a reminder arrangement has been provided which completely eliminates the time consuming and bothersome task of rewriting reminders in an appointment book if the object of the reminder is not performed at the specified time.
While a preferred embodiment has been shown and described herein it is obvious that numerous additions, changes and omissions may be made in such embodiment without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention. For example, the arrangement of the present invention may be used by salesmen. The proposed sale may be written on a label and placed in a book of orders. After the order has been made, the strip may be transferred to another book for billing purposes. The device may be used advantageously by housewives to compile a shopping list wherein each item is written on a different label. The labels listing the purchased items may be discarded while those labels listing the items which were not purchased may be transferred to a new shopping list. Moreover, the labels may vary in size and shape in accordance with the desires of the user. Additionally, the labels may be initially affixed directly to a portion of a diary page rather than being afiixed to separate glossine pages.
What is claimed is:
1: A reminder arrangement including in combination a book containing a plurality of pages, and a plurality of labels adapted to be removably affixed to the pages of said book, each of said plurality of labels comprising a flexible strip having a writing surface on one face thereof for the reception of a message, and a re-usable pressure-sensitive adhesive coating on each of said strips for removably affixing said strips to desired ones of said pages, said coating being applied to the face of each of said strips opposite tothe one face, whereby a different message may be" writ- 'ten on said one face of each of said plurality of labels and each of said plurality of labels may be aflixed to said book by placing the coated face against a page and applying .pressure thereto, said coating providing for the separation of preselected ones of said plurality of labels from their associated pages and the mounting of said preselected ones of said plurality of labels on different pages.
2.! A reminder arrangement as in claim 1, wherein said book comprises a diary having consecutively dated pages. 3. A reminder-arrangement as in claim 1, wherein the width of each of said plurality of labels is substantially equal to the width of the pages.
1 4. A reminder arrangement including in combination a book containing a plurality of message-receiving pages and a plurality of backing pages, each of said backing pages having a plurality of labels removably aflixed thereto, each of said plurality of labels comprising a flexible paper strip having a writing surface on the upper face thereof for the reception of a message, and a re-usable pressure-sensitive adhesive coating on the lower face of each of said strips for removablyafiixing said strips to said backing pages and to said message-receiving pages, whereby a diiferent message may be written on the upper face of each of said plurality of labels and each of said plurality of labels may be aflixed to said message-receiving pages by placing the coating against a message-receiving page and applying pressure thereto, said coating providing References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 185,482 12/1876 Bowman 129 2o 2,139,377 12/1938 Mullet all--. 40 2 3,225,473 12/1965 Bailey 40-424 FOREIGN PATENTS 843,030 8/1960 Great' Britain.
LAWRENCE CHARLES, Primary Examiner.