Patent Number: 6,168,340

Title: Portfolio having multiple pockets

Abstract: A portfolio for holding items such as sheets of paper is constructed a single sheet of translucent material having a scored line to act as a hinge and divided the material into front and back covers. The portfolio is provided with at least three pockets constructed of transparent material welded onto the portfolio. Two of the pockets are provided on the interior of the front and back covers for retaining sheets of paper, and a third pocket is provided on the exterior surface of the front cover for holding a sheet of material such as a cover label. The pockets may be provided with cutouts to allow expansion of the pockets and stress relief structures to prevent tearing of the pockets upon repeated insertion and removal of items from the pockets. The portfolio also includes a plurality of holes for attachment in a ringed binder and slits running from the holes to the hinge to permit insertion of the portfolio into the binder without opening the rings.

Inventors: Lehmann; Lora (Kenosha, WI), Cecala; Fred Edward (Mt. Prospect, IL), Anguiano; Michael Joseph (Evanston, IL), Rossetto; Paul (Oak Creek, WI)

Assignee: ACCO Brands, Inc.

International Classification: B42F 7/06 (20060101); B42F 7/00 (20060101); B42F 11/00 (20060101); B42F 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018