(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2005/0095057 Al
O'Hara (43) Pub. Date: May 5,2005
Patent Application Publication May 5, 2005 Sheet 1 of 4
(54) NOTEBOOK WITH PENCIL STORAGE CUTOUT
(76) Inventor: Kate O'Hara, Bexley, OH (US)
THOMPSON HINE L.L.P.
2000 COURTHOUSE PLAZA , N.E.
10 WEST SECOND STREET
DAYTON, OH 45402 (US)
(21) Appl. No.: 10/702,222
(22) Filed: Nov. 5, 2003
Publication Classification (51) Int. CI.7 B42F 3/06
(52) U.S. C I 402/57
A notebook including a plurality ol sheets ol paper bound together. Each paper ol the plurality ol sheets having a generally elongate opening located therein, each opening being aligned with an opening ol any adjacent sheets ol paper and being sized and shaped to receive a writing instrument therethrough. The notebook lurther includes a cover coupled to the plurality ol sheets ol paper, the cover being movable to a closed position wherein the cover is generally parallel to and laces a top sheet ol the plurality ol sheets ol paper. The cover has at least one ol a thickness or stiffness that is greater than each sheet ol the plurality ol sheets ol paper. The notebook lurther includes a retaining mechanism to retain the cover in the closed position.