04382326 is referenced by 191 patents and cites 8 patents.

A staple-supporting strip for use with staples when binding documents together which affords removal and retention of the staples without detrimental affect on the document. The staple-supporting strip comprises two narrow layers of tough flexible polymeric material between about 0.1 and 0.15 mm thick. The strip may be colored or printed with a staple target area and a coating of a pressure-sensitive adhesive holds the bottom layer of the strip on the uppermost sheet of the documents to be stapled together such that the top layer may be peeled from the lower layer to unclench the staple legs during removal.

Title
Staple supporting and staple removing strip
Application Number
6/226113
Publication Number
4382326
Application Date
January 19, 1981
Publication Date
May 10, 1983
Inventor
George R Rabuse
Sunfish Lake
MN, US
Agent
John C Barnes
Donald M Sell
Cruzan Alexander
Assignee
Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company
MN, US
IPC
B25B 27/00
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