Title:
ILLUMINATED BOOK
United States Patent 3622771


Abstract:
A book has a rear page or cover with an exposed battery-powered lamp. All of the other pages have aligned cutout regions exposing the lamp.



Inventors:
FRANC CHARLES
Application Number:
04/881554
Publication Date:
11/23/1971
Filing Date:
12/02/1969
Assignee:
CHARLES FRANC
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
362/187, 362/197, 362/200, 362/810
International Classes:
B42D1/00; B42D3/12; F21V33/00; (IPC1-7): F21V33/00
Field of Search:
240/1,2P,10
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US Patent References:
2506113Hluminated record holder1950-05-02Sorrells
2298754Device for exhibiting transparencies1942-10-13Davis
2065307Electric flashlight1936-12-22Fullmer
1941236Correspondence book1933-12-26Urbain
1759845Sales-record book1930-05-27Harris



Primary Examiner:
Capozi, Louis J.
Claims:
Having thus described this invention, what is claimed as new is

1. An illuminated book, comprising;

2. An illuminated book as recited in claim 1 wherein said bulb extends into said regions at right angles to the battery.

3. An illuminated book as recited in claim 1 wherein said bulb and battery are coplanar.

Description:
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The rear page or cover of a book is provided with means containing an exposed lamp and a replaceable battery. The lamp can be disposed on the page or can extend outward at right angles thereto. The remaining pages can have aligned identical or dissimilar openings through which the lamp can be viewed.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

In the drawings:

FIG. 1 is a front perspective view of one form of my invention;

FIG. 2 is a cross-sectional view thereof taken along line A--A;

FIG. 3 is an open perspective view of a modification of my invention; and

FIG. is another cross-sectional view taken along line A--A similar to FIG. 2 but showing a modification thereof.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

Referring first to FIGS. 1 and 2, a book has a back page or cover 10 with a battery 12 secured to the inside surface of cover 10 by adhesive. To accommodate the battery, a compartment 25 is provided when fabricating the book or later by removing a proportionate amount of the pages. The battery 12 carries a socket 23 on the top surface thereof into which a candle-shaped bulb 14 extends. The bulb is turned on by screwing same tightly into the socket and is turned off by being loosened. The remaining pages 16 and front cover 18 have aligned cutout regions 20 whereby the illuminated bulb can be exposed.

In FIG. 3, the cutout regions 20 differ from page to page whereby different designs formed by the overlapping edges of the cutouts can be seen on each page.

FIG. 4 shows a spherically shaped lamp 22 that, when screwed into a socket 24 disposed approximately in the center of the battery 12' extends at right angles thereto and is disposed in the cutout regions.

While I have described my invention particular reference to the drawings, such is not to be considered as limiting its actual scope.