A binding strip includes a substrate having an interior surface and an exterior surface, a spine-alignment edge, a free edge opposite the spine-alignment edge and substantially non-perpendicular thereto, a face-attachment portion of the exterior surface adjacent to the spine-alignment edge, and a wraparound portion of the interior surface adjacent to the free edge. A border …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): Detlef Schulze-Hagenest, Young No
Assignees (initial): Eastman Kodak Company (Rochester, US)
Agents: Christopher J. White (attorney), Kevin E. Spaulding (attorney)

The application was examined by Kyle Grabowski (USPTO dept. 3725)


  • 1. A binding strip, comprising: …
  • 2. The binding strip according to claim 1 , further including a removable protective cover …
  • 3. The binding strip according to claim 1 , wherein a distance between the first …

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Brief Description of the Drawings

The above and other objects, features, and advantages of the present invention will become more apparent when taken in conjunction with the following description and drawings wherein identical reference numerals …


Cross-Reference to Related Applications

This application is co-filed with and has related subject matter to U.S. patent application Ser. No. 13/627,266, filed herewith, titled “BOUND DOCUMENT HAVING BINDING STRIP WITH SPACER;” and U.S. patent …

Detailed Description of the Invention

Reference is made to commonly-assigned U.S. Pat. No. 8,182,188, incorporated herein by reference. In the following description, some aspects will be described in terms that would ordinarily be implemented as software …

Parts List

100 binding strip 110 substrate 111 interior surface 113 exterior surface 120 spine-alignment edge 125 border 130 free edge 140 face-attachment portion 150 wraparound portion 160 spacer 165 …

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Miscellaneous patent data

The invention description is illustrated by 6 drawings, the invention is named Binding Strip Including Spacer, the assignee company is Eastman Kodak Company located in Rochester (US), developed by Young No et al., the application was examined by Kyle Grabowski (3725 USPTO department), the known agent's name is Kevin E. Spaulding, similar categories include Multiple, Guard, Binding, Tear-off calendar blocks, Letter-cards or letter-sheets, i.e. cards or sheets each of which is to be folded with the message inside and to serve as its own envelope for mailing, single layer structure, Strips and Leaves, Extending through aperture at juncture, Calendar blocks, Card or region thereof being transparent, the application number is 13/627,217 (U.S.), the assignee classification - a United States company, the application was published on Sep. 26, 2012, the claim 1 is exemplary as chosen by the examiner, the patent extension term is 163 days, the applicant's city - Pittsford, state - NY, the applicant's name is Young No, includes the following drawings: Binding Strip Including Spacer, elevational cross-sections of bound documents, elevations of binding strips according, plans of binding strips according, the grant publication date is Oct. 28, 2014, the inventor's state is NY, city - Pittsford, the known inventor's name is Young No, 18 claims comprise the protection scope, categorized under Binding as a primary classification, 9 figures are supplied with the description, the grant publication number is 08870227, the patent particularly claims a binding strip, comprising…

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Binding, Files with adhesive strips for mounting papers, Sewed, in which the fillings and the spine portions of the covers are secured integrally, e.g. paper-backs. The designated search classifications include Files with adhesive strips for mounting papers, Metallic, Binding, Sewed, in which the fillings and the spine portions of the covers are secured integrally, e.g. paper-backs.

Patent details
Publication number 08870227
Publication date Oct. 28, 2014
Kind code B2
Application number 13/627,217
Application date Sep. 26, 2012
Application type U
Application series code 13
Extension term 163
National classification 281/21.1
Total number of claims 18
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 6
Number of figures 9
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