Patent Number: 6,966,721

Title: Wrap-around notebook

Abstract: A wrap-around notebook or binder includes a ring assembly with a shield and a pair of frames forming a bistable construction, and a hinge plate pivotally coupled to the shield with the outer surface of the hinge plate aligned with the outer extent of the shield/frame assembly when the hinge plate is parallel to the plane of the shield. The exposed frame member may be convex, recessed to receive rivet heads, and may be plated. The hinge plate(s) may have curls which interfit with alternate curls from the shield to provide a hinge. The ring assembly may be mounted in the notebook or binder so that the shield side of the ring assembly faces the front cover of the binder. The pivot line between the shield and the hinge plate may be spaced from the shield by a clearance distance. The notebook or binder lies flat on an underlying surface with either the front cover of the rear cover folded under the assembly.

Inventors: Sato; Jay K. (Mission Viejo, CA), Whaley; Paul (Herculaneum, MO)

Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation

International Classification: B42F 13/26 (20060101); B42F 13/00 (20060101); B42F 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 1/22/02018