A book has a front cover having a first edge which is unconnected, and an opposing second edge which is connected to a spine. A back cover has a first edge which is connected to the spine and an opposing second edge which is connected to flexible joint or fold-line. The book has a third …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): Kermit Zarley
Assignees (initial): Kermit Zarley Enterprises (Scottsdale, US)
Agents: Zarley Law Firm, P.L.C. (attorney)

The application was examined by Justin V Lewis, Dana Ross (USPTO dept. 3725)


  • 1. A book comprising: …

Cited documents


  • Ericson US 2258282 A / 281/33, Oct. 1, 1941
  • Takemura US 6749228 B2 / 281/33, Jun. 1, 2004
  • Ericson US 2617665 A / 281/33, Nov. 1, 1952
  • Gordon US 2005/0001420 A1 / 281/33, Jan. 1, 2005
  • Sanabria US 4880327 A / 281/33, Nov. 1, 1989

Brief Description of the Drawings

FIG. 1 is an elevational view of a book in a closed position; FIG. 2 is an elevational view of a book in a propped-up position; FIG. 3 is …


Background of the Invention

This invention relates to a book. More specifically, and without limitation, this invention relates to a self-supporting book. Traditional books are well known in the art and generally comprise a plurality …

Cross Reference to Related Application

This application claims the benefit of U.S. Provisional Application No. 61/263,133 filed Nov. 20, 2009 which is a continuation-in-part of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 12/548,825 filed Aug. 27, …

Detailed Description of the Preferred Embodiment

A traditional book measures longer from top to bottom, called its “height,” than it does from side to side, called its “width.” All embodiments described herein present a book …

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Miscellaneous patent data

The inventor's last name is Zarley, and his first name is Kermit, the inventor's location - Scottsdale, AZ, the patent was extended by 74 days, the protection scope is defined by 1 claim, numbered 12/862,208 (application), the application publication date is Aug. 24, 2010, the assignee organization is Kermit Zarley Enterprises, located in Scottsdale (US), the claim 1 is exemplary as chosen by the examiner, the recorded applicant's name is Kermit Zarley, the applicant's location - Scottsdale, AZ, the grant number is 08485557 (publication number), illustrated by 15 drawings, the invention details are shown in 15 figures, the known agent's company is Zarley Law Firm, P.L.C., the invention is named Self-Supporting Book, categorized under Easel type as a primary classification, the examination was conducted by Dana Ross (3725 USPTO department) and Justin V Lewis (assistant examiner), includes the following drawings: Elevational view of a book, Self-Supporting Book, Elevational view of an alternate, Elevational view of a book, invented by Kermit Zarley, the assignee is categorized as a United States company, similar categories include Extending through aperture at juncture, Book-leaf holders and marks, Sewed, in which the fillings and covers are united by other means, Removable cover, made of paper or cardboard, Book or Leaf Holder, Ornamented covers, single layer structure, Hanging or securing devices for books, newspapers, or the like, the patent was granted on Jul. 16, 2013.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Filing appliances with means for engaging perforations or slots, with pillars, posts, rods, or tubes, Sheets united without binding to form pads or blocks, Easel type, Books or other bound products, Book covers, Bed-tables, Trays, Reading-racks, Book-rests, Depository, Container With Sheet Retainer, Sheets temporarily attached together involving perforations, Means therefor, Sheet details therefor, Sheet Retainer With Base or Depository. The designated search classifications include Easel type, Container With Sheet Retainer, Sheet Retainer With Base or Depository, Book, Element Thereof, or Accessory Therefor, Depository.

Patent details
Publication number 08485557
Publication date Jul. 16, 2013
Kind code B2
Application number 12/862,208
Application date Aug. 24, 2010
Application type U
Application series code 12
Extension term 74
National classification 281/33
Total number of claims 1
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 15
Number of figures 15
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