Title:
Compact disc organizing method and kit
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A compact disc organizing kit apparatus includes a compact disc case having means for attaching a compact disc therein and being labeled as a compact disc organizing kit. A compact disc replica, which may be made of paperboard or the like, has instructions for using the compact disc organizing kit printed thereon and is removably mounted in the compact disc case. A sheet having a plurality of removable attachable polymer members each having coating indicia thereon is located on the compact disc case for easy removal and attaching to compact disc cases. The method includes selecting a compact disc replica and printing instructions for organizing a plurality of compact discs thereon and selecting a compact disc case and removably attaching a compact disc replica therein along with a selected set of cling polymer members having coated indicia thereon. The method includes placing one of the polymer pieces from the set on each of a plurality of disc cases so that a plurality of compact discs are organized from an easily stored disc organizing kit.



Inventors:
William Jr., Null Tegnelia (Port Orange, FL, US)
Application Number:
10/001161
Publication Date:
06/05/2003
Filing Date:
12/04/2001
Assignee:
TEGNELIA WILLIAM
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
312/9.9, G9B/33.011, G9B/33.021, 312/9.48
International Classes:
G11B33/04; (IPC1-7): A47B81/06
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Primary Examiner:
MAI, LANNA
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
William M. Hobby, III (Winter Park, FL, US)
Claims:

I claim:



1. A compact disc organizing kit comprising: a compact disc case having mounting means for mounting a disc therein and being labeled to indicate a compact disc organizing kit; a compact disc replica having instructions for using said compact disc organizing kit printed thereon and being removably mounted in said compact disc case on said mounting means; a sheet having a plurality of removably attachable polymer members, each having coding indicia thereon for attaching to a compact disc case, said sheet being located in said compact disc case for easy removal of removably attachable polymer members from said compact disc case; whereby a disc organizing kit has removable instruction and coding pieces for organizing a plurality of compact discs.

2. A compact disc organizing kit in accordance with claim 1 in which said compact disc replica is made of a paperboard having printing thereon and is shaped like a compact disc having a opening in the center thereof.

3. A compact disc organizing kit in accordance with claim 2 in which a plurality of removably attachable polymer members are color coded using a colored polymer sheet.

4. A compact disc organizing kit in accordance with claim 3 in which each of said plurality of removably attachable polymer members is a cling plastic member for easy attachment and removal of individual removably attachable polymer members.

5. A compact disc organizing kit in accordance with claim 4 in which a plurality of said plurality of removably attachable polymer members is a writing surface for custom marking a compact disc case.

6. A compact disc organizing kit in accordance with claim 4 in which a plurality of said plurality of removably attachable polymer members have a round shape.

7. A compact disc organizing kit in accordance with claim 4 in which a plurality of said plurality of removably attachable polymer members have a generally square shape.

8. A compact disc organizing kit in accordance with claim 1 in which a plurality of said plurality of removably attachable polymer members each has a transparent color background numeral overlaid with at least one opaque numeral.

9. A method of organizing compact discs comprising the steps of: selecting a set of cling polymers pieces, each piece having coded indicia thereon; selecting a compact disc replica; printing instruction for organizing a plurality of compact discs on said selected compact disc replica; selecting a compact disc case having means for holding a compact disc therein, and being labeled to indicate the contents thereof; removably attaching said compact disc replica onto said compact disc case mounting means; placing said selected set of cling polymer pieces in said selected compact disc case to form a compact disc organizing kit; placing one of said polymer pieces from said set on each of a plurality of disc cases; whereby a plurality compact discs are organized from an easily stored disc organizing kit. placing one of said polymer pieces

10. A method of organizing compact discs in accordance with claim 9 in which the step of placing one of said polymer pieces from said set on each of a plurality of disc cases includes placing each polymer piece having a number on a compact disc case corresponding to the number that the compact disc removed from the case is placed in a compact disc player tray whereby the compact disc player located in a compact disc player can be easily replaced its case.

11. A method of organizing compact discs in accordance with claim 9 in which the step of selecting a set of cling polymers pieces includes selecting a plurality of polymer pieces with each piece having color and indicia codes.

12. A method of organizing compact discs in accordance with claim 10 in which the step of selecting a set of cling polymers pieces each having a blank writing surface thereon.

13. A method of organizing compact discs in accordance with claim 11 in which the step of selecting a compact disc replica includes selecting a paperboard compact disc replica.

14. A method of organizing compact discs in accordance with claim 12 in which the step of selecting a compact disc replica includes selecting a paperboard compact disc replica having a generally disc shape having an opening in the center thereof.

15. A method of organizing compact discs in accordance with claim 13 in which the step of selecting a plurality of said plurality of removably attachable polymer members have a round shape.

16. A method of organizing compact discs in accordance with claim 14 in which the step of selecting a plurality of said plurality of removably attachable polymer members have a generally square shape.

17. A method of organizing compact discs in accordance with claim 9 in which the step of selecting a set of cling polymers pieces includes selecting a plurality of cling polymer members having a transparent color background numeral overlaid with at least one opaque numeral.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0001] The present invention relates to a compact disc organizing kit and to a method of organizing compact discs.

[0002] In the past, it has been common to organize video and audio discs, such as compact audio discs and DVD discs, in storage racks especially made for storing compact discs. The Tisbo et al. U.S. Pat. No. 5,393,135 has a storage rack made with support surfaces and sized and positioned for sliding compact discs into the storage rack. The Rose U.S. Pat. No. 1,609,294 is for a cabinet designed to accommodate phonographic disc, records, or the like. The Bell U.S. Pat. No. 1,688,224 is for a case for holding sound reproducing records which can be identified and which has index card slips and a number for each of the sorted records and allows for identification of each record so that the records may be rearranged and regrouped without the necessity of changing the labels. The Assael U.S. Pat. No. 4,993,558 is a book and transcription file system for coordinating books and companion audio transcription cassettes. The Kuzara et al. U.S. Pat. No. 5,611,607 is an electronic librarian and filing system which includes an article storage unit along with an article locator mechanism, an article retriever mechanism, and an electronic control unit and is suitable for storing individual CD's on edge in a successive side-by-side location.

[0003] The present invention is directed towards an improved system which allows a compact disc organizing kit to easily be stored with the other compact disc cases with attached instructions readily removable from the disc case and provides an easy way to identify those discs that have been removed from the cases and loaded onto the tray of a disc player, such as a CD or DVD player.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0004] A compact disc organizing kit apparatus includes a compact disc case having means for attaching a compact disc therein and being labeled as a compact disc organizing kit. A compact disc replica, which may be made of paperboard or the like, has instructions for using the compact disc organizing kit printed thereon and is removably mounted in the compact disc case. A sheet having a plurality of removable attachable polymer members each having coating indicia thereon is located on the compact disc case for easy removably attaching to compact disc cases. The method includes selecting a compact disc replica and printing instructions for organizing a plurality of compact discs thereon and selecting a compact disc case and removably attaching a compact disc replica therein along with a selected set of cling polymer members having coated indicia thereon. The method includes placing one of the polymer pieces from the set on each of a plurality of disc cases so that a plurality of compact discs are organized from an easily stored disc organizing kit.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0005] Other objects, features, and advantages of the present invention will be apparent from the written description and the drawings in which:

[0006] FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a compact disc organizing kit in accordance with the present invention;

[0007] FIG. 2 is an exploded view of the compact disc organizing kit of a figure showing the components of the kit;

[0008] FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the compact disc organizing kit of FIG. 1 stored in a disc storage rack;

[0009] FIG. 4 is an elevation of one stick-on coating member for use in the compact disc organizing kit of FIGS. 1 and 2;

[0010] FIG. 5 is an elevation of a second removably attaching member for use in the organizing kit of FIGS. 1 and 2;

[0011] FIG. 6 is an elevation view of another removably attachable coating member for use in the disc organizing kit of FIGS. 1 and 2; and

[0012] FIG. 7 is yet another indicia color coated attaching piece for use in the disc organizing kits of FIGS. 1 and 2.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

[0013] Referring to the drawings of FIGS. 1 through 7, a compact disc organizing kit 10 has a compact disc case 11 having a top 12 hinged with hinge tabs 13 to a base 14. The compact disc case 11 top 12 also has protruding tabs 15 on either side thereof for sliding sheet-like members thereunder. The base 14 includes a raised edge portion 16 which allows the tabs 13 to be supported on either end thereof for hinging the top 12 and also includes a labeling edge 17 for identifying the contents of the disc case 11 which, as shown in FIG. 2, has indicia 18 identifying the kit as a CD sorting and labeling kit. The base 14 of the disc case 11 includes a disc supporting portion 20 having arcuate sides 21 and a disc supporting ring 22 in the middle thereof and is made for holding a standard compact disc or DVD or the like in the case 11. A compact disc replica 23 may be made of paperboard, plastic or any material desired and has the instructions 24 printed on the surface thereof. The disc replica 23 is disc shaped and has a center opening 25 which can be placed on the compact disc supporting ring 22 to removably support the instruction disc replica 23 within the compact disc case 11. The compact disc organizing kit also includes a labeling sheet 26 having a series of square or rectangular removable pieces 27 and a series of round removable identifying pieces 28. The pieces 27 and 28 are either a cling plastic or have an adhesive backing and are mounted on the sheet 30 and can be individually removed or replaced as desired. The members 27 or 28 can be made of any material desired but, in a preferred embodiment, a cling polymer sheet having the pieces 27 and 28 cut out lets the pieces attach to a case without an adhesive. The pieces 27 and 28 can also be made of a paper or any other material and can have an adhesive backing, such as a microencapsulated type adhesive which allows repeated use.

[0014] The round labeling members 28 can be seen in FIG. 4 as having indicia 31 thereon while the square or rectangular members 27 can be seen in FIGS. 5, 6 and 7 as each having indica 32 thereon, such as the double numbers 00 and a color background numeral. In FIG. 5 the color background number one is shown while in FIG. 6, a different color numeral 34 is shown and in FIG. 7, yet another color numeral 35 is shown. Thus, the labeling members shown in FIGS. 5-7 have both indicia as well as color coding.

[0015] The compact disc as used in the present system can be stored in a conventional compact disc storage rack 36 which holds a plurality of compact discs 37 on a plurality of shelves 38 and which also stores the present compact disc organizing kit 10 which for easy identification has the preprinted labeling 18 on the end 17 thereof. This makes the compact disc organizing kit easy to store, readily identifiable, and quickly removed to identify discs being placed in a CD player.

[0016] In operation, the CD sorting label kit 10 can be removed from the storage rack 36 and, as each compact disc 37 is removed from the rack 36 to place on a CD player, it can have a label from the sheet of labels 26 placed on the back of the now empty case identifying the position in the compact disc or DVD player, carousel or tray. That is, the disc placed in the first slot of a compact disc player will have a “1” removed from the sheet 26 and placed on the empty CD disc case, which is placed back in the rack. Thus, replacing the disc in the first slot in the CD player merely requires removing the compact disc, placing it back in the case labeled “1”, then removing the label “1” from the compact disc case, and placing it on the disc case of the compact disc being placed in the player slot 1. This also advantageously allows a person to look at the rack 36 and quickly identify which compact disc is in each slot by reading the back label on the disc case. The disc case label 7 and 8 can be made of a cling plastic which has been preprinted thereon and which clings to a plastic compact disc case without the need to use adhesive. Also in addition to the coated labels 27 and 28, blank labels can also be provided within the sheet 26 which can be written onto to clearly identify or make other notes on the discs or on the rack 36. Thus, the labels which are color coated and marked with indicia 27 can be used to identify an individual compact disc case from which a compact disc has been removed while the round labels 28 having the indicia thereon can be used to identify areas within the storage rack 36.

[0017] The process of the present invention includes the selecting of a set of cling polymer pieces, each piece having coated indicia thereon and the selecting of a compact disc replica and printing the instructions for organizing a plurality of compact discs on the selected compact disc replica. The process includes selecting a compact disc case having means for holding a compact disc thereon and labeled to indicate the contents thereof. The compact disc replica having the instructions printed thereon is removably attached to the mounting ring of the compact disc case and a sheet or set of cling polymer pieces are placed in the compact disc case to form a compact disc organizing kit. The method includes placing one of the cling polymer pieces from the set onto a plurality of disc cases identifying the slot that the compact disc from the case had been placed within the compact disc player so that a plurality of compact discs are organized with the disc organizing kit to allow for the rapid identification of which compact disc is in which slot within a compact disc player.

[0018] It should be clear at this time that a compact disc organizing kit and the method of organizing a compact disc has been provided which allows for the easy storage and use of the kit making for easy identification and organization of a plurality of discs. However, the present invention should not be construed as limited to the forms shown which are to be considered illustrative rather than restrictive.





 
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