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Publication numberUS3503141 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 31, 1970
Filing dateMay 27, 1968
Priority dateMay 27, 1968
Publication numberUS 3503141 A, US 3503141A, US-A-3503141, US3503141 A, US3503141A
InventorsSchwartz Louis E
Original AssigneeSchwartz Louis E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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March 31, 1970 E. SCHWARTZ INSTRUCTION BOOK Filed May 27, 1968 INVENTOR. [ad/5 Z .f'a/h Az z wwfiw ATTORNEY United States Patent 3,503,141 INSTRUCTION BOOK Louis E. Schwartz, New York Law School, 57 Worth St., New York, N.Y. 10013 Filed May 27, 1968, Ser. No. 732,119 Int. Cl. G09b /06 US. '01. 358 3 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE An instruction book incorporating within one of its covers, recesses to receive recorded tape cartridges for supplementing the printed matter in the book. Spaced upstanding members are provided in the recesses which enter central openings of the tape spools in the cartridge to insure proper orientation of the cartridge within the recesses and subsequent proper orientation of the cartridge in the tape play back machine.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION It is well known to provide books with a thickened cover member containing one or more recesses to receive articles such as toys, phonograph records and the like. Such structures are concerned merely with retaining the articles within the confines of the book.

In providing a book incorporating an audio tape cartridge, however, it is important to maintain the orientation of the cartridge within the cover recess. Proper orientation of the cartridge will insure correct insertion of the cartridge in the play-back device thereby saving time and preventing possible damage to the play-back device. In addition, it is desirable to prevent the tape spools from rotating within the cartridge while in the book recess and thereby unwinding the tape therein.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The present invention provides a combined book and audio tape cartridge device in which one cover of the book is thickened and provided with recesses to receive the cartridges. Spaced upstanding members within the recesses enter the cartridge spool openings as the cartridge is placed therein. The upstanding members are positioned within the recesses in such manner that the cartridge can only be inserted in the proper orientation in the recesses. The upstanding members are also of a width to prevent accidental unwinding of the tape spools.

DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS In the accompanying drawing forming part hereof:

FIGURE 1 is a somewhat isometric view of a complete embodiment of the present invention.

FIGURE 2 is a fragmentary view of the book shown in FIGURE 1 illustrating the manner in which a tape cartridge is withdrawn.

FIGURE 3 is a cross sectional view taken on line 3-3 of FIGURE 1 looking in the direction of the arrows.

FIGURE 4 is a fragmentary top plan view, somewhat enlarged, showing the tape cartridge within the book cavity.

FIGURE 5 is a fragmentary cross sectional view taken on line 5-5 in FIGURE 1, looking in the direction of the arrows.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT Referring to the drawing and particularly FIGURE 1, indicates a book having cover members 11, 12 secured together by a back 13 in the well known manner. The cover member 11 is provided with a pocket 14 on the inside thereof to receive printed material 15. The

printed material 15 may be in the form of a small book or pamphlet.

A block 16 of substantial thickness is secured to the inner face of the cover member 12. The block 16 may be made of paper, foamed plastic or any other light material. One or more recesses 17 are provided in the block 16 of a size large enough to receive an audio-tape cartridge 18. The bottom wall 19 of the recesses 17 are provided with spaced upstanding members 20, as best shown in FIGURES 1 and 3. The back 13 is sufliciently wide to accommodate the block 16 and the pamphlet 15 when the book is closed.

A small ribbon 21 is secured at one end to the bottom wall 19 of the recesses 17. The ribbon is of sufiicient length to extend beyond the recesses 17 in the manner shown in FIGURES 1-4.

The top of the block 16 is covered by a sheet of material 22, such as paper or cardboard, which is glued thereto, and which is provided with openings 23. The openings 23 are somewhat smaller than the recesses 17, and provide a flange 24-25 at the top and bottom of the recesses. The flanges 24-25 prevent the tape cartridge from falling out of the block as hereinafter more fully set forth.

As shown in FIGURE 4, the tape cartridge 18 consists of a body portion 26, within which there is carried two spools 27, 28. The-spools have a central opening 30 therein, within which are disposed a series of inwardly extending ribs 31. The ribs 31 are used to drive the spools during the playback of the tape. The upstanding members 20 are of a size which will permit them to enter the openings 30 between the ribs 31, as shown in FIGURE 4.

The spool openings 30 are closer to one end of the cartridge 18 than the other. The upstanding members 20 are positioned within the recesses 17 of the block 16 closer to one wall than the other. The spacing of the upstanding members 20 within the recesses 17 is such that the cartridge 18 can only be slipped within the recesses with one edge of the cartridge always facing the same direction. As a result, when the cartridge is withdrawn from the recess 17, it will be oriented in the proper position for insertion into the playback ,machine.

The cartridge 18 is placed within the recess 17 by holding it in the proper position and slipping it over the upstanding members 20 and under the flange 24. The upstanding members 20 will thereupon slide into the cartridge openings 30, permitting the cartridge to drop into the recess 17. At this juncture the ribbon 21 will be partially wrapped around the cartridge 18 and extend out over the flange 25, as shown in FIGURE 1. The cartridges 18 are now in their stored position. The book may be closed and either carried about or placed upon a shelf.

When it is desired to remove a cartridge from the book, it is merely necessary to grasp the end of the ribbon 21 in the manner shown in dashed lines in FIG- URE 2 and pull it gently. The cartridge 18 will be upended and may be grasped between the fingers and lifted from the recess 17.

While in the recess 17, the upstanding members prevent the tape spools 27, 28 from rotating within the body of the cartridge. The tops of the upstanding members 20 are rounded as indicated at 32 to enable them to slip ino the openings 23 of the spools 27, 28 between the ri s 31.

Having thus fully described the invention, what is claimed as new and desired to be secured by Letters Patents of the United States, is:

1. An instruction book for subject related taped and printed material comprising in combination, a first cover member, a second cover member, a rectangular back secured along its opposed long margins to the first and second cover members to form a book-like structure, a printed instruction book, means to secure the instruction book to the first cover, a recessed block of substantial thickness secured to the inner surface of the second cover member, an elongated ribbon secured at one end to the second cover within the recess and extending outwardly thereof so as to overlie the block, spaced upstanding members secured to the second cover within the recess and extending upwardly thereof and substantially normal thereto and a tape cartridge having spaced openings therein freely received within the recess overlying the ribbon and with the upstanding members received within the spaced openings of said cartridge.

2. A book according to claim 1 in which the block is formed with opposed flange members on two sides of the recess to prevent accidental removal of the tape cartridge.

UNITED STATES PATENTS 9/1929 Newman 2813 1 11/ 1967 Schwartz.

EUGENE R. CAPOZIO, Primary Examiner WILLLAM H. GRIEB, Assistant Examiner US. Cl. X.R. 28131

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U.S. Classification434/317, 281/31, 206/387.13
International ClassificationG09B5/00, G09B5/06
Cooperative ClassificationG09B5/062
European ClassificationG09B5/06B