Patent Number: 7,823,856

Title: Hinge and binding apparatus for displaying cards and papers in the workplace

Abstract: An apparatus for displaying cards and papers in the workplace includes a central shaft portion having a pair of ends, with each end including a generally semicircular ring portion adapted to capture the slots of one or more cards. The central shaft portion may be releasably captured in a channel of a universal mount or a single- or double swing arm portion. Removal of the shaft portion from the channel permits the shaft portion to be split open along a break, thereby opening the rings along breaks in the manner of a split-ring binder. Alternatively, the shaft portion may be used alone (without a mount or swing arms) to hold a quantity of cards. The swing arms may be hinged upon a base portion and attached to the chassis or peripheral surface surrounding a computer video monitor, so that the swing arms and shaft portion can swing forward and around to fit the user's viewing preferences. When affixed to a monitor, the semicircular rings facilitate easy installation and flipping of slotted cards and/or papers.

Inventors: Schwartz; Russell J. (Piedmont, CA), Springer; Michael (San Francisco, CA)

Assignee: Axzo Press LLC

International Classification: B41J 11/02 (20060101); B42F 13/20 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00