US 3409312 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Nov. 5, 1968 D. v. WILLS 3,409,312
PAGE MARKING MEANS Filed Oct. 20, 1966 F/6.2 F/G.3
DAV/0 l. WILLS ATTORNEY Uni ed St es. 3
. I 3,409,312 I PAGE MARKING MEANS 5 I .,'David .V. Wills, '4828 Brown St.,' 1 1 hjil lnh Pa... 1, 3 ,Filed 0c t.f20,"1966,' Ser. No. 588,681 Z CIaims. (Cl. 281- 42) 9 This-invention relates, in general, to page -marking 'meansfor books and the like, and-in particular, to-a nov el' permanent marker afiixedor'r individual leaves'of a The coinmonb'ook-markis not permanently aflixed to a ibdok and t'herefore is quite susceptible to being lost. It
iseasilylmisplaced and often'se'ems' to be unavailable 'when" most needed. Book marks "have beendevel'oped accidentally 'pulled o'ff a leaf, or from between-leaves,-. to
which 'may-beclipped to the leaf of a book or, in the case, of the ribbon type, are permanently attachedin the binding of the book;' Unfortunately,' these'typesfof book :markers are not entirely 'satisfactory,"'sinc'e they may be lose"the place in tl'le book. Additionally, the" permanent: J
binding of aribbon type bookmark is' added expense which adds to the finalc'o'st of the bo'okf Of course, it is notrecommended to fold a corner of a leaf inward, since this i's'inji'ii'ioils to the book, yielding an unsightly' 'dog eared appearance. The riovel book marka .of the present invention wasdevisedto eliminate all of -the above undesired features. 4 a
. 7 Therefore, to overcome ;foregoing and Zother, difaficulties of the prior art, the; generalobject of this inven- ,tign-isto provide a novel page marker for a book' One of the obj'cts of'tliis invention is to pr'ovi'd ean improved page marker. for a boolgwhich is permanently afiixed thereto and always available.
Another object of th inv'entionis'to provide-a permanent type pagemarkerwhich may -be ,quickly conveniently utilized.
Another object is to provide a page marker which is permanently affixed to individual leaves of a book and which cannot be easily pulled therefrom, and providing a plurality of marking means.
A further object is to prevent damage and to preserve the appearance of a book by eliminating dog-cared corners and objects which are unevenly received between the leaves thereof.
It is still another object to provide a permanent page marker for a book which is economical to produce by utilizing conventional, currently available materials that lend themselves to standard mass-production manufacturing techniques.
Further and other objects, and a more complete understanding of the invention may be had by referring to the following description and claims, taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings in which:
FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of a partly open book illustrating individual leaves thereof having one embodiment of the page marker of the present invention,
FIGURE 2 is an enlarged cross-section of the book illustrated in FIGURE 1, in a closed position taken in the direction of arrows 2-2, the page marker being folded inward and out of the way,
FIGURE 3 is a cross-sectional view identical to FIG- URE 2, however, illustrating the page marker folded outward to mark a place in the book,
FIGURE 4 is an enlarged cross-sectional view similar to FIGURE 2, of an alternate embodiment,
FIGURE 5 is a cross-sectional view identical to FIG- URE 4, however, showing the page marker in an extended position to mark a place in the book,
FIGURE 6 is a perspective view of a book in a slightly open position illustrating several leaves thereof having another embodiment ofpage marker,
3,409,312 Patented Nov. 1 5, 1968 FIGURE 7 isanenlar ged cross-sectional view taken along line 77 of-FIGURE 6, i 1
FIGURE 8 is a perspective view of a slightlyopen book "illustrating in'dividualleaves thereinhaving still another alternate embodiment of the page marker of the present invention, and t a e 1 FIGURE 9'isa1cross-sectional view of FIGURE 8 taken in the diretcionof the arrows 9 9'.
For the purpose of 'illustraing the invention, there is shown inthe drawing the formswhich-are presently preferred, it being understood, however, that this invention is not limited to the precise arrangements and instrumentali- 'ties there shown. I 0
Referring now to the drawings in'detail, where like numerals indicatelikeelemehts,-there are. shown in the figures, illustrations of various embodiments'of the page marker of the present invention shown on books which are designated generally at 10. The books 10of a conventional construction having a front cover 12, rear cover 14, a baclt 15,- and leaves 20, 25','up'on which the various pages are printed. A conventional binding is employed and may be the economical type binding employing a staple 16, as illustrated .at FIGURES 8" and 9.
A tab 30 is permanently aflixed at an outside edge 21 "of the leaves 20, as illustrated. The tab 30 is foldable along a fold line 35 to fit inward from edge 21 and within the book 10, and alternately, to extend outward beyond the edge for the purposes of marking a place in the book 10. I
v Now it is desirable that the tabs 30 be received evenly between leaves of the book 10 in orderto preserve appear- 'ance and not to provide a predilection to open at any particular place, whenever the tabs 30 are folded inward. Thus, a space or indentation 32 is provided for reception of the tabs 30 when folded inward. p v v I It is understood, of course, that it is not necessary to provide a tab member 30 for each individual leaf, it being sufficient to provide a tab 30 for each alternate leaf 20 of a book 10, in the manner shown.
Several alternate embodiments of the invention concept are illustrated in the drawings; however, it is understood that the embodiments there shown are by no means exhausted as to the shape, size, and placement of the tabs 30.
In the embodiment of FIGURES 1, 2 and 3, the tab member 30 is a semi-circular projection of alternate leaves 20 extending outward from the outward edge 21 of each. As illustrated, the adjacent sheets 25 therebetween, each have a contiguous edge 26 with respect to the outside edge 21 of leaves 25, whenever the book is closed. The contiguous edge 26 is of a configuration which corresponds to the tab 30 for an even reception thereof between the leaves of book 10 when the tab is folded inward. In this embodiment, a semi-circular identation 32 is provided by the configuration. Thus, as shown in FIG- URE 2, the tab member 30 may be folded inwardly on line 35 to fit within indentation 32 and evenly between the leaves 20-35 of the book 10. If it is desired to mark a page, an individual tab member 30 is folded outward, to a position extending beyond the edge 21 to mark the place therein.
The aforesaid embodiment utilized a tab member 30 that was integral with the sheets 20. However, in the book binding art, the outside edges are often not trimmed until after the leaves are assembled together. Therefore, it may be desirable to utilize the embodiment illustrated in FIGURESA and 5, wherein the tab member 30 is a sepa-- rate element in addition to the leaf 20. In this case, the base 37 of each separate tab 30 is secured at the outside edge 21 of leaf 20 by a suitable adhesive with the tab exthe base 57; When it is desired to mark a place a book all that need be done is to foldthe-tab-30 on-the'line 35"- outward to extend beyondgedge 21 as shown in FIG- URE 5.
- In the embodiment shown in FIGURES 6 and 7, the
tab 30 is an impression cut through the leaf 20 leaving the base of the tab integral with the leaf, and in juxtaposition to the outside edge 21, as shown. A.fold line--35 plurality of bound imperforate leavesof equal size arid uniform thicknesseachhaving anoutside edge, only almay also be provided at'the base of ,eachtab30a1n this embodiment of the invention, an integral tab 30 may be provided foreach individual leaf, or on alternate leaves,
as desired. The tab 30 has a length, measured from the base, which is greater than the distance of the-base from the edge 21. In this manner,; when the tab 30 is folded outward on line 35 it will extend beyondedge 21 to mark a-place in the book 10.: In the embodiment shown in FIGURES 8 and-,9, the
leaves 25 are alternately arranged so that the outside edge 21, of each of the leaves ;which.is in-this instance a V folded edge, is positioned proximatethe edge 26 of-the "adjacent leaves. Notice that-the tab member ;30 is continuous along the entire length of the folded edge 21 which is formed by folding the tab 30 along the fold line 35. Here the-contiguous edge 26 of leaf is merely .spaced inward from the folded outside edge 21 a suificient distance allowing the tab member 30 to be folded back upon leaf 25, as illustrated, In this manner, the tab .members 30 may be folded inward. between the leaves 20-25, for an even reception therein. When it is desired to mark a particular page, the nearest and most appropriate tab member 30 may be folded outward, as illustrated in the FIGURES 8 and 9. 0 I
Thus, as a novel and improved page marker for a book has been described above. The present invention may be embodied in other specific forms without departing from the spirit or potential attributes thereof and, accordingly, reference should be made to the appended claims, rather than to the foregoing specification as indicating the scope of the invention.
What is claimed is:
r 1. A book with page marking meansicomprising a respect to said outside edge of its said adjacent first'leaf,
said contiguous edge having aconfiguration with anilidentation corresponding to, said tab for an even rcception of said tab thereby within leaves of said book when said tab ,is folded, inward, each ofsaidtabs being normally folded inwardly to overlie its leaf and being disposed within the indentation in the edge of the adjacent leaf whereby the tabs do not add to the thickness of the book when foldably disposed within the outside edges ofthe leaves...,- I
2. The means of claim 1 in whichthe tabs of said first leaves have a semicircular configuration, and the. contiguous edges of said second leaves have va semicircular indentation corresponding to said tabs for said even reception ofsaid tabs thereby within leaves of said book when said tabs are folded inward,
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.TEROME SCHNALL, Primary Examiner.