Title:
Calendar and paper recycling box
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The invention is a box, with accompanying pencil holder, used to store quartered 8½″×11″ paper sheets or sheets from a desktop day calendar. The invention provides an easy and accessible way to recycle used paper from desktop day calendars or 8½″×11″ paper sheets.



Inventors:
Conn, Eric Curtis (Nashville, TN, US)
Application Number:
10/704305
Publication Date:
05/12/2005
Filing Date:
11/10/2003
Assignee:
CONN ERIC C.
Primary Class:
International Classes:
B42D5/04; B43M99/00; B65D85/00; (IPC1-7): B65D85/00
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Primary Examiner:
FIDEI, DAVID
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Eric, Conn (P.O BOX 158743, NASHVILLE, TN, 37215, US)
Claims:
1. A container comprising of a (a.) bottom wall, (b.) two sidewalls, (c.) front wall and (d) back wall. A container as described in claim 1, the dimensions of which allow the storage of discarded sheets from a day calendar or similar size sheets such as quartered 8.5″ by 11″ standard paper sheets. A pencil holder comprising of two U shaped pieces attached to the outer edge of either sidewall as described in claim 1 (b.) to be used for storing writing utensils such as pens or pencils. A half circle shaped break in the center of the front wall as described in claim 1 (c.) to allow easier access to the paper within.

Description:

BACKGROUND AND SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

Prior to the invention, paper sheets from a desktop day calendar which have printing on one side of them was of little or no use and often discarded without hesitation, though only one side of this paper sheet was used. Furthermore, there was no way to easily store, and no incentive to reuse the back, unprinted side of this paper after it had been torn off of the day calendar. Similarly, 8.5″ by 11″ standard paper sheets such as those produced by copiers, printers, and notepads etc. are often discarded with one side blank. These sheets may be quartered to produce a 4.25″ by 5.5″ sheet suitable for use as scratch paper and easily stored in the invention.

The invention provides an accessible and easy incentive to recycle used paper from a day calendar or an 8.5″ by 11″ sheet and re-use it as scratch paper before recycling or otherwise discarding it.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWING

FIG. 1 front—off axis, right side

FIG. 2 front

FIG. 3 front assembly

FIG. 4 top

FIG. 5 top assembly

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

A container comprising of a bottom wall, (5⅝″ long, 4⅜″ wide) two sidewalls (1⅛″ tall, 5⅝″ long, ⅛″ thick) a front wall (1⅛″ tall, 4⅜″ long, ⅛″ thick) and a back wall (1⅛″ tall, 4⅜″ long, 1⅛″ thick), the dimensions of which allow the storage of discarded paper sheets from a day calendar or similar size sheets, such as quartered 8.5″ by 11″ standard paper sheets.

Along the outer edge of the right sidewall, two U shaped pieces, the dimensions of which are {fraction (9/16)}″ wide by ¾″ tall by 1⅛″ long are attached approximately 1″ and 3¼″ respectively along the top of the sidewall and serve as a pencil holder.

A half oval, the length of which is 1¾″, and height is 1¼″ is cut in the center of the front wall.

With respect to the above description, it is to be realized that the optimum dimensional relationships for the parts of the invention, to include variations in size, materials, shape, form, function and manner of operation, assembly and use, are deemed readily apparent and obvious to one skilled in the art, and all equivalent relationships to those illustrated in the drawings and described in the specification are intended to be encompassed by the present invention.

Therefore, the foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention.





 
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