Patent Number: 6,168,338

Title: Wrap around notebook

Abstract: A ring binder notebook is described which utilizes readily openable and closable snap rings and one or more covers that, unlike standard ring binder notebooks, are not restricted to either a closed (0.degree.) or a half-open (180.degree.) position--but may be fully opened (360.degree.) back to front. This flexibility, previously possible only with standard spiral bound notebooks, is now achieved while still retaining the ability to readily add, remove, or rearrange the contents of the notebook. A notebook ring assembly is also described. The ring assembly has a shell, a pair of back plates, and one or more sets of longitudinally aligned binder ring members. Each binder ring member attached to the first back plate is transversely aligned with an opposing binder ring member attached to the second back plate. Each binder ring member attached to the first back plate is attached so that it extends away from the upper surface of the first back plate. Each binder ring member attached to the second back plate is attached so that it extends a way from the lower surface of the second back plate. The attachment of the cover or covers to the ring assembly can allow for the rotation of the ring assembly with respect to the cover or covers. Alternatively, the cover or covers, if not attached to the ring assembly, can be adapted to receive each set of binder ring members.

Inventors: Young; Clifford Kenneth (Sonora, CA)

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International Classification: B42F 13/16 (20060101); B42F 13/00 (20060101); B42F 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018