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Holding device for a book or binder

Imported: 24 Feb '17 | Published: 06 Jan '04

James W. Moss

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

A device that aids in the holding of a book or binder is fully adjustable to the hand size of the holder by parting and remating of hook and loop fastening strips attached to U-shaped clips, the U-shaped clips being placed at the top and bottom of the outside surface of the backbone or spine of a book or binder.

Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

A better understanding of the invention will be had upon reference to the following description in conjunction with the accompanying drawings in which like numerals refer to like parts in the various views and wherein:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of one preferred embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view showing the embodiment of FIG. 1 being attached to a book or binder;

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the embodiment of FIG. 1 shown in a use condition;

FIG. 4 is a perspective view of another preferred U-or J-shaped clip of the present invention;

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of the clip of FIG. 4 showing an attachment to a top edge of a binder or folder; and,

FIG. 6 is a perspective view of clips of FIG. 4 shown in a use condition when attached to a top edge and a bottom edge of a binder or folder.

Claims

1. A holding device for a book comprising:

2. The holding device of claim 1, said front legs of said clips being longer than said back legs.

3. The holding device of claim 1, said first fastening device being a hook fastener and said second fastening device being a loop fastener.

4. The holding device of claim 1, said first and said second fastening devices being mateable hook and loop fasteners.

5. The holding device of claim 1, said clips being of a resilient material.

6. The holding device of claim 5, said resilient materials including plastics and metals.

7. The holding device of claim 1, said back legs being of generally V-shaped construction.

8. The holding device of claim 1, said clips being of generally U-shaped construction with a front leg longer than said back leg.

9. The holding device of claim 8, said lip having at least one outwardly extending finger.

10. The holding device of claim 9, at least one said outwardly extending finger of said first clip having one end of a self-adjusting paper retaining strip attached thereto, and an opposed end of said page retaining strip being attached to at least one said finger of said second clip.