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US4572547: Multi-function tickler filing system

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) Geoff Phillips ·
Assignee(s) PHILLIPS GEOFF ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Frank D. Gilliam ·
Primary Examiner Paul A. Bell ·
Assistant Examiner Heyrana, Sr.; Paul M. ·
Application Number US6544631
Filing date 10/24/1983
Issue date 02/25/1986
Predicted expiration date 10/24/2003
U.S. Classifications 283/36  · 312/183  ·
International Classifications B42F 2100  ·
Kind CodeA
International Classifications 2833;36;37;67;79 ·
8 Claims, No Drawings


Abstract

The invention is directed to a method of alerting a person to a date of a future event prior to the date of that event. The method utilizes a container in which are placed day of the month numbered cards and month of the year cards in sequential order in a suitable container. File cards are filled out as required indicating the subject matter and the date of an event directed to that subject matter occurring at a future time and date. These file cards are placed sequentially in the front of the month of the year cards according to the month in which the future event falls. In the case of the current month, the day of the month cards are employed and the file cards with a future date falling within the current month are placed in front of the day of the month card with the corresponding date. The current and past day of the month cards for the current month are placed either behind the last day of the month card or in front of the month of the year card following the current month. On the last day of the month the current month of the year card is moved to a position behind the last month of the year card along with or prior to any file cards with future dates falling within that month next year. An alphabetical file is maintained to store retired future event file cards according to desired subject matter.

Independent Claims | See all claims (8)

  1. 1. A perpetual method of keeping track of a plurality of different dates for separate future events comprising a container, having a front and back, a plurality of future event information file cards each indicating a past, current or future event of a specific subject matter, and the date thereof, daily divider cards numbered one through thirty-one corresponding to the date of the days of the month and monthly divider cards each identified with a month of the year, said method comprising:(a) positioning the monthly divider cards in the container sequentially from the current month to the last month of the year, said monthly divider cards of past months of the year are positioned sequentially behind the last month of the year monthly divider cards,(b) positioning in the container in front of the monthly divider cards sequentially from front to back the daily divider card representing the day following the current day to the thirty-first day, said daily divider cards representing the current and past days of the current month are positioned sequentially behind the current monthly divider card,(c) placing said future event information file cards having an event with a future date falling after the current date within the current month in front of the daily divider card indicating the date on which that future event falls,(d) placing said future event information file cards which have a future event falling on a date after the month following the current month in front of the monthly divider card for the month in which the future event occurs,(e) placing said future event information file cards having an event date falling within the month following the current month sequentially in front of the daily divider cards indicating the day of the month of that future event prior to the last day of the current month, and,(f) moving the current month of the year card from the front of the container to a position behind the last positioned month of the year card on the last day of the current month.
  2. 4. A filing system for keeping track of a plurality of different dates for separate future events comprising:a container having a front and back;a plurality of future event information file cards each indicating an event of a specific subject matter and the date thereof;daily divider cards numbered one through thirty-one inclusive corresponding to the date of the days of the month; andmonthly divider cards each identified with a month of the year, said monthly divider cards are positioned in said container sequentially from the current month to the last month of the year, said monthly divider cards of past months of the year are positioned sequentially behind the last month of the year monthly divider card, said daily divider cards are positioned in front of the monthly divider cards sequentially increasing number order from front to back with the daily divider card representing the day following the current day to the thirty-first day, said daily divider cards representing the current and past days of the current month are positioned sequentially behind the current monthly divider card or behind the card indicating the thirty-first day of the month, said future event information file cards with a future event date falling after the current date of the current month are placed in front of the daily divider cards indicating the date on which that future event falls, placing the future event information file cards which have a future event falling on a date after the current month in date sequence in front of the monthly divider card for the month in which the future event occurs and placing the future event information file card having an event date falling within the month following the current month either sequentially in front of the next month monthly divider card or in front of the current month past date cards.

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