Title:
Environmental-friendly book cover packaging with built-in bookmarks
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
An environmental-friendly book cover packaging with built-in bookmarks works by inserting the front and back cover pages and into the books, and using customizable cut-in edges to secure the cover around the book. Packaging pages with rip lines can be inserted book to prevent the book from opening up unintentionally. The user only have to rip along the preset lines on the cover (this step can be omitted if the book cover and back pages are inserted into the packaging first) to begin reading the book. The ripped strips are also designed to work as bookmarks, unless the book cover and back pages are inserted into the packaging first. This invention allows a reduction in the cost of book packaging and in garbage disposal, featuring an efficient and environmental-friendly solution to packaging books.



Inventors:
Huang, Rong-huei (Xinzhu County, TW)
Application Number:
11/447840
Publication Date:
12/13/2007
Filing Date:
06/07/2006
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A45F5/12
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Primary Examiner:
DESAI, KAUSHIKKUMAR A
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BACON & THOMAS, PLLC (ALEXANDRIA, VA, US)
Claims:
What is claimed is:

1. An environmental-friendly book covers packaging with built-in bookmarks, including: a first packaging page that is a front cover page or the next page of the front cover page attached onto a book binding; a second packaging page that is a back cover page or the next page of the back cover page attached onto a book binding; a holding slip that is placed on an upper edge of the first or second packaging page; a rip-away strip that is placed at an appropriate location on the first and second packaging pages adjacent to the holding slip; and a packaging component that is placed adjacent to the holding slips on the front and back packaging pages and has rip lines placed on the first and second packaging pages adjacent to the holding slip are discontinuous and serve as guiding lines to attach the cover onto the packaging such that users can simply hold the holding slip and rip along the rip lines to read the book's contents.

2. The environmental-friendly book cover packaging as claimed in claim 1, wherein the first and second packaging pages are any two package pages which have the content needed to be protected inserted into the book and attached at the binding.

3. The environmental-friendly book cover packaging as claimed in claim 1, wherein the holding slip has a width slightly smaller than the rip-away strip to facilitate stripping

4. The environmental-friendly book cover packaging as claimed in claim 3, wherein the long-bar shaped rip-away strip ripped from the packaging can be used as a bookmark.

5. The environmental-friendly book cover packaging as claimed in claim 1, wherein the appropriate locations for attaching the rip-away strip on the first and second packaging pages are open spaces along the book sides.

6. The environmental-friendly book cover packaging as claimed in claim 1, wherein the appropriate locations for attaching rip-away strips on the first and second packaging pages are any space of the first and second packaging pages except for the book sides.

7. An environmental-friendly book cover packaging with built-in bookmarks, including: a book binding to attach pages into one volume; a packaging page that is inserted in the book before attaching pages into one volume by the U-shaped packaging page having a suitable length to cover up wrapping papers needed to be protected and packaged in the book; a rip line that are situated at appropriate locations of the front and back surfaces of the packaging pages and the middle place of open spaces along the book sides which is covered by the packaging page; and a packaging component that has a plurality of discontinuous rip-lines placed on the front and back surfaces of the packaging pages and the middle place of open spaces along the book sides, when packaging the books, the packaging page being inserted into the book in advance and attached to the book binding, thereby completing the packaging so that users can simply hold the holding slip and rip along the rip lines to read the book's contents.

8. The environmental-friendly book cover packaging as claimed in claim 7, wherein the packaging component has a holding slip to facilitate the ripping action along the rip lines on the book packaging.

9. An environmental-friendly book cover packaging with built-in bookmarks, including: a book binding to attach pages into one volume; a packaging page that is inserted in the book before attaching pages into one volume by the U-shaped packaging page having a suitable length to cover up wrapping papers needed to be protected and packaged in the book; a rip-away strip that is located at an appropriate location of the front and back surfaces of the packaging page for easily ripping; a holding slip that is located on the upper side of the rip-away strip adjacent to the rip lines on the front and the back surfaces of packaging pages; and a packaging component that has a plurality of discontinuous rip-lines placed on the front and back packaging pages adjacent to the holding slip, when packaging the books, the packaging page being inserted into the book in advance and attached to the book binding, thereby completing the packaging so that users can simply hold the holding slip and rip along the rip lines to read the book's contents.

10. The environmental-friendly book cover packaging as claimed in claim 9, wherein the appropriate location of the rip-away slip is any place of the long side of the rip-away slip for easily ripping on the packaging page in the book.

11. The environmental-friendly book cover packaging as claimed in claim 9, wherein the holding slip has a half-circle shape to facilitate the stripping away of the rip-away strip that allows preview of the contents.

12. The environmental-friendly book cover packaging as claimed in claim 9, wherein the rip-away strip can be used as a bookmark after removal.

Description:

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to an environmental-friendly book cover packaging with built-in bookmarks and particularly to a book cover with a creative method of packaging the book to achieve its two features of being environmental-friendly and having the built-in bookmark. Besides, it is designed in part to facilitate the packaging for magazines and other similar literature as well as prevent unauthorized reading and ease of recycling.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Typically, books, magazines, and other literature that can be found in the bookstores are not packaged to encourage the consumer to preview the content of such products before making the purchase. However, in recent years the prevalence of information sources means that many books will only be read once. To prevent consumers from reading the literature directly in the stores without buying the books, many books are bound with plastic packaging nowadays. From the environment's perspective, such mass use of plastic poses problems of recycling, thus in creating a solution for such issues, the applicant proposes an easy packaging design that reduces the use of plastic while secures the contents of the literature.

The main goal of this invention is to provide a book cover packaging design that meets environmental standards and has built-in bookmarks. The packaging pages can be attached firmly along the rip-away strips on the two sides of the book to prevent unauthorized reading or dirtying for the books. In addition, the new packaging is also more environmental friendly than using plastic packaging. When the user wishes to read its contents, he can simply rip along the rip line.

A secondary goal of this invention is to make available the ripped strips as built-in bookmarks for the books.

Another goal of this invention is to allow the packaging to be done such that certain contents of the book will be available for preview. By this way, consumers can preview the certain contents before determining to purchase or not, while the rest of the book's contents will be protected and their values ensured.

Yet another goal of this invention is to allow multiple books to be bound together. When it happens, a U-shaped cover can be placed over certain sections to protect their contents. By this way, consumers can preview the contents before determining to purchase or not, while the rest of the book's contents will be protected and their values ensured.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The invention is to provide a book cover packaging design that meets environmental standards and has built-in bookmarks and includes a first packaging page that is to be placed on a front cover page or the next page of the front cover page and attached onto a binding; a second packaging page that is to be placed at a back cover page or the next page of the back cover page and attached onto the binding; a holding slip placed on an upper edge of the first or second packaging page; a rip-away strip that is placed at the appropriate location on the first and second packaging pages adjacent to the holding slip; and a packaging component that is placed adjacent to the holding slips on the front and back packaging pages. Rip lines placed on the first and second packaging pages adjacent to each holding slip are discontinuous and serve as guiding lines to attach the cover onto the packaging. To read the book's contents, users can simply hold the holding slip and rip along the rip lines.

For improvement, the first and second packaging pages are any two package pages which have the content needed to be protected inserted into the book and attached at the binding.

For improvement, the holding slip has a width slightly smaller than the rip-away strip to facilitate stripping.

For improvement, the long-bar shaped rip-away strip ripped from the packaging can be used as a bookmark.

For improvement, the appropriate locations for attaching the rip-away strip on the first and second packaging pages are open spaces along the book sides.

For improvement, the appropriate locations for attaching rip-away strips on the first and second packaging pages are any space of the first and second packaging pages except for the book sides.

This invention meets the requirements for environmental friendliness including a book binding for attaching all pages into one volume; a packaging page that is inserted in the book before attaching pages into one volume by the U-shaped packaging pages having a suitable length to cover up wrapping papers needed to be protected and packaged in the book; rip lines that are situated at appropriate locations of the front and back surfaces of the packaging pages and the middle place of open spaces along the book sides which is covered by the packaging page; and a packaging component that has a plurality of rip-lines placed on the first and second packaging pages adjacent to each holding slip are discontinuous and serve as guiding lines to attach the cover onto the packaging, thereby completing the packaging. To read the book's contents, users can simply hold the holding slip and rip along the rip lines.

For improvement, the packaging component has a holding slip to facilitate the ripping action along the rip lines on the book packaging.

This invention includes a book binding to collect the pages into one volume; a packaging page that is inserted in the book before attaching pages into one volume by the U-shaped packaging pages having a suitable length to cover up wrapping papers needed to be protected and packaged in the book; a rip-away strip that is located at an appropriate location of the front and back surfaces of the packaging page for easily ripping; a holding slip that is located on the upper side of the rip-away strip adjacent to the rip lines on the front and the back packaging pages; and a packaging component that has a plurality of rip-lines placed on the first and second packaging pages adjacent to each holding slip are discontinuous and serve as guiding lines to attach the cover onto the packaging, thereby completing the packaging. To read the book's contents, users can simply hold the specific shape holding slip and rip along the rip lines.

For improvement, the appropriate location of the rip-away slip is any place of the long side of the rip-away slip for easily ripping on the packaging page in the book.

For improvement, the holding slip has a half-circle shape to facilitate the stripping away of the rip-away strip that allows preview of the contents.

For improvement, the rip-away strip ripped from the packaging can be used as a bookmark.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIGS. 1A and 1B illustrate a first embodiment of the invention when in use.

FIGS. 2A and 2B illustrate a second embodiment of the invention when in use.

FIGS. 3A and 3B illustrate a third embodiment of the invention when in use.

FIGS. 4A and 4B illustrate a fourth embodiment of the invention when in use.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

Please refer to FIG. 1A and 1B for the first embodiment of the invention when in use. A packaging component 15 is located on an open space along the side of a book 10. The packaging component 15 selects a first packaging page (101, which is a front cover page 103 attached to book binding 14) and a second packaging page (102, which is a back cover page 104 attached to the book binding 14). The open spaces of both sides of the book 10 according to the first and packaging pages 101, 102 have a rip-away strip 13 respectively. The rip-away strip 13 has a discontinuous rip-line 12. A holding slip 11 is located above the rip-away slip 13, which can be used to strip away the long-bar shape rip-away strip 13 to preview the content of the book 10.

Please refer to FIG. 2A and 2B for the second embodiment of the invention when in use. The packaging component 15 is attached to the front cover page 103 and the next page of the back cover page 104 or any two pages needed to be packaged of the book 10. The packaging component 15 selects a first packaging page (101, which is a front cover page 103 attached to book binding 14) and a second packaging page (102, which is a back cover page 104 attached to the book binding 14). The open spaces of both sides of the book 10 according to the first and packaging pages 101, 102 have a rip-away strip 13 respectively. The rip-away strip 13 has a discontinuous rip-line 12. A holding slip 11 is located above the rip-away slip 13, which can be used to strip away the long-bar shape rip-away strip 13 to preview the content of the book 10.

Please refer to FIG. 3A and 3B for the third embodiment of the invention when in use. Except for the front cover page 103 and back cover page 104 of the book 10, the rest of pages are bound by a U-shaped packaging page 16 that is inserted into parts of the book 10 covered by the package component 15 for protection. The packaging component 15 then binds the U-shaped packaging page 16 having a suitable length along with the rest of the book 10 by attachment onto the book binding 14. The discontinuous rip lines 12 are located on the appropriate location of the front or the back side of the U-shaped packaging page 16 or the middle of the U-shaped packaging page 16 of open spaces 17 along the edges. Simply rip along the lines 12 on the U-shaped packaging 16 to preview the content of the book 10.

Please refer to FIG. 4A and 4B for the fourth embodiment of the invention when in use. Except for the front cover page 103 and back cover page 104 of the book 10, the rest of pages are bound by a U-shaped packaging page 16 that is inserted into parts of the book 10 covered by the package component 15 for protection. The packaging component 15 then binds the U-shaped packaging page 16 having a suitable length along with the rest of the book 10 by attachment onto the book binding 14. The plurality of rip-away strips 13 of discontinuous rip lines 12 is located on the U-shaped packaging page 16. Simply rip along the rip lines 12 on the U-shaped packaging page 16 by using the holding slip 11 to preview the content of the book 10.

From the description above, it is clear that this invention has improvements over the traditional methods of book packaging, such as selecting the book cover, inner cover, and any two desired packaging pages. The invention uses the open spaces along the sides of the book to place rip lines that can also serve as guide lines for packaging assembly. Furthermore, the U-shaped packaging page allows the protection of a selected section of the book's contents. Not only can the invention prevent unauthorized reading and dirtying of the books, but also can prevent the consumers simply reading the books without purchasing. In addition, the invention accomplishes the goals of book packaging without the use of plastic for improvement environmental friendliness, and the ripped rip-away strips can also be used as a book mark.

The invention is not only a drastic improvement over the traditional methods, but also highly creative for even people familiar with such techniques. Furthermore, this invention is completely feasible, and has yet to appear in the country or in public use. On the grounds of it being innovative, advanced, and practical for the industries, we hereby apply for patent protection.

The above description of the packaging details is purely for a comprehensive understanding of the model's concept and application, allowing those familiar with relevant techniques to use it in other applications. Although modifications and changes may be made, unless the structures are completely different, these variations are still within the copyright of this new model if the final effects are similar, which shall be included within this patent application.