Title:
Binder for containing a textbook and note sheets
United States Patent 2406785


Abstract:
The invention described herein may be manufactured and used by or for the Goverfnment for governmental purposes, without the payment to me of any royalty thereon. This invention relates to a binder for carrying and protecting therein a textbook and also loose leaf sheets whereon to take notes...



Inventors:
Atwood, Norman R.
Application Number:
US57189445A
Publication Date:
09/03/1946
Filing Date:
01/08/1945
Assignee:
Atwood, Norman R.
Primary Class:
International Classes:
B42D1/00
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Description:

The invention described herein may be manufactured and used by or for the Goverfnment for governmental purposes, without the payment to me of any royalty thereon.

This invention relates to a binder for carrying and protecting therein a textbook and also loose leaf sheets whereon to take notes pertaining to the text of said book.

Students in military training schools and other schools and colleges usually carry textbooks and additional loose leaf sheets or notebooks wherein to write notes concerning the texts or topics contained in such books, and the students thus are inclined to mislay or lose note sheets and even books during their hurry from class room to class room, etc.; and furthermore, whenever the lecture rooms have no chairs, or chairs and benches without book-rests, it is very difficult to take notes on the usually flexible notebooks or sheets by resting them on the knee, or the like. It is thereby moreover impossible to write down the notes on such note sheets and at the same time hold the textbook open at the pages covering the subject under discussion.

It is one of the objects of this invention to provide an improved binder arranged and constructed for mounting and carrying therein a student's textbook as well as a notebook or a plurality of sheets whereon to write notes concerning the text of such book, and which novel binder also contains a substantially rigid panel whereon to support the note sheets while writing the notes thereon, said binder being furthermore arranged so that the students can retain the notebook open at the pertinent subject while writing down the notes on such subject.

Another object of this invention is to provide a binder for removably mounting therein a student's textbook and also the note sheets for taking notes thereon concerning the text of said book, and the binder having a rigid backing panel to support said sheets, all being arranged so that the student can open the book and the note sheets simultaneously and take notes on the sheets while his book is open at the subject under consideration; whereby he can furthermore place the particular sheets with notes thereon in between the pages of the book containing the subject under discussion and therewith also close his binder with book and note sheets therein for convenient reference and study later on.

Another object of this invention is to provide such a binder for mounting and carrying therein a textbook and loose leaf sheets or a notebook whereon to take notes concerning the subject of the book, and whereby the notes can be taken on the sheets while the book is retained open for reference to the subject being discussed, and a combination book and sheets which bear notes to supplement the subjects set forth in said book can be developed and saved in this binder for convenient future reference.

These and various other objects and advantages are attained with this invention as will become apparent from the following description, taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawing wherein the invention is disclosed in its preferred form, it being evident that other arrangements and forms of construction may be resorted to in carrying out the objects and purposes of this invention.

In the drawing; Fig. 1 is a perspective view illustrating my imSproved binder containing a book and note sheets removably mounted therein.

Fig. 2 is an end view thereof.

My novel binder 10 is arranged for removably receiving and housing therein a textbook I and also note sheets 12 of a set of loose leaf sheets or a notebook whereon to write notes concerning a topic from said book which is under discussion.

This improved binder, in the form illustrated in the drawing, comprises a front cover section 14 which is sufficiently large to extend over and protect the outer face of the front cover 15 of the book I ; and this section 14 is provided with holding means 16 to hold said book cover 15, being preferably in the form of a strip or portion 16 located on the inward side of section 14 which provides a pocket between it and said section 14 adapted to receive the cover 15 therein and hold it in place against section 14. This adapts each binder for books of different sizes.

An edge section 18 extends from said section 14, being arranged and of a size to cover the bound edge part 119 of the book 11; and a back section 20 extends from said edge section 18, adapted to engage and protect the back cover 21 of the book. Another edge section 22 extends 4from said section 20, adapted to cover the openable edge part 23 of the book; and this edge section 22 is larger than edge section 18, thereby including a portion or strip 24 which extends above and beyond said edge part 23 of the book, and which has means 25 mounted thereon for holding the sheets 12 of the loose leaf sheets or the notebook removably therein. This holding means 25 is preferably in the form of a fastener including snap-rings 27 to facilitate readily mounting and dismounting the desired set of sheets therein.

In addition to the above described sections my binder also comprises an outer section or panel section 28 which extends from edge section 22 and is positioned to overlie the note sheets 12 when the binder and material therein are folded, as shown in Fig. 2. This panel section 28 is substantially rigid and in the open position it serves as a table which can be rested on the knee and whereon to rest the note sheets in a proper flat position while writing notes thereon. The sheets are removable and other sheets can be added or substituted when desirable.

The panel section is made rigid and the other sections of the binder may be of suitable rigid or flexible material, such as used in binding books.

With this improved construction the whole binder with the textbook and the note sheets therein can be retained open simultaneously, at the subject under discussion, so that while notes are being written down on the sheets resting on said panel 28, the-textbook can at the same time be retained open at the page and subject which is under discussion or whereon the lecture is being given, so that the student can take the notes and check the subject matter on these points simultaneously.

With this improved binder the student can also, before he closes this binder at the conclusion of a lecture, lay these note sheets, whereon he has written his notes on a subject, in between the pages in the textbook which dwell on that subject, so that he can again readily open those note sheets and those pages of the book for ready reference later on for study and review and the like.

This construction also provides means whereby he can write down the notes on the sheets and at the same time refer to the subject in the textbook to check up on the lecture points, so that he is enabled to take proper and continuous notes and sketches, and the like, to serve as an addition to the subject in the textbook, and altogether form a full and permanent record which he can then retain for use in future years.

I claim: 1. A binder for carrying a textbook and note leaves therein to be readily removable and replaceable, comprising a front cover section of proper size to overlie and protect the front cover of the book and having means thereon to engage the inward side of the cover for removably holding said cover, an edge section extending from said front section for covering the bound edge part of the book, a back section on said edge section for engaging the back cover of the book, another edge section on said back section and which is larger than the first said edge section to cover the outer edge part of the book and including a strip extending beyond said book, a binder secured on said strip and including means for removably holding loose leaf sheets to be superposable on the book, and a substantially rigid panel extending from said strip, providing an outer front cover for the binder and, when in its open position, providing a stiff support for the note sheets to rest on, whereby to facilitate writing notes on said sheets concerning a subject in the textbook while said book is at the same time retained open at that subject, and note sheets can also be placed between the pages of the book to mark a subject therein and the binder then be closed therewith.

2. A binder for carrying a textbook and note sheets therein, comprising a front cover section of proper size to engage and overlie the front cover of a book and including holding means thereon to provide a pocket between said means and said section for receiving and embracing part of said front cover, thus adapting this binder for books of different sizes, an edge section extending from said front section for covering the bound edge part of the book, a back section on said edge section for engaging and covering the back cover of the book, another edge section which is larger than the first said edge section to cover the open edge part of the book and to provide a strip which extends above said book, a binder secured on said strip and including snap-rings for removably holding loose leaf sheets therein adapted to be 40 superposed on said book, and a substantially rigid panel section extending from said strip, constituting an outer front cover for the binder and which, when in its open position, provides a table means for the note sheets to lie upon while taking down the notes, whereby the book can be retained open at the subject under discussion at the same time that the notes on said subject are being written on said sheets, and the sheets can also be placed between the pages of the book to mark a subject therein and the binder then be closed therewith.

NORMAN R. ATWOOD.