Patents Represented by Attorney Joseph J. Grass
  • Patent number: 7621216
    Abstract: A printing band with human readable and printing characters is capable of printing on preprinted labels with seven color zones. The selected printing band can print the day of the week, such as Wednesday, plus obliterate all the color zones except for the color zone corresponding to the commercially accepted color for that selected day, such as Wednesday.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Retail Information Services LLC
    Inventors: Frank S. Jacobs, Gary E. McMullen
  • Patent number: 7623038
    Abstract: A shielded antenna system is provided for reading from and/or writing to an RFID transponder wherein the energy radiated from the antenna system has a narrow beam width so that only one RFID transponder in a record member along a web of record members, each having an RFID transponder, is read from and/or written to without affecting or being affected by any other RFID transponder along the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Retail Information Services LLC
    Inventor: Lances D. Neuhard
  • Patent number: 7621685
    Abstract: Disclosed are a printer and a stacker and methods. The printer prints selectively on one or both sides of a printable web and sheets or labels are cut from the web and stacked in the stacker. The printer has an unwind mechanism that accepts and holds web rolls of different widths in center-justified relationship with respect to a print head. The printer has a spindle for mounting an ink ribbon core with a detent for center-justifying the ink-ribbon with respect to the print head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Retail Information Services LLC
    Inventors: Raymond A. Blanchard, Jr., Donald J. Ward
  • Patent number: 7618204
    Abstract: There are disclosed embodiments of a decurler system for tag webs used for example in printers and stackers to automatically remove curl from tag webs to promote further tag handling and better tag appearance. The decurler system may determine the current diameter of a stock roll and gradually adjust parameters such as resistance and back bend so as to compensate for increased set in tag webs as the diameter of the stock roll decreases. In an embodiment, the decurler system may include different sets of parameters for different stock roll diameters depending on the material used for the tag webs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Retail Information Services LLC
    Inventors: Raymond A. Blanchard, Jr., Donald J. Ward
  • Patent number: 7609406
    Abstract: A hand-held portable printer includes a number of input devices mounted in or on a printer housing including a barcode scanner, keypad, communication interface in a receive mode and an RFID read/writer in a read mode. The hand-held portable printer also includes a number of output devices including a printing system, the communication interface in a transmit mode and the RFID read/writer in a write mode for writing to an external RFID chip. A processor selects received data from one or more of the input devices manipulates the data and/or combines it with other data for an output device wherein the data selected for one output device may be different then the data selected for another output device. The hand-held portable printer may utilize both an internal antenna and external antenna. Applying different energy levels to the antennas may determine whether the hand-held portable printer reads from and/or writes to a single RFID chip or a plurality of RFID chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Retail Information Services, LLC
    Inventors: Mark W. Roth, Donald A. Morrison
  • Patent number: 7594773
    Abstract: Disclosed are a printer and a stacker and methods. The printer prints selectively on one or both sides of a printable web and sheets or labels are cut from the web and stacked in the stacker. The printer has an unwind mechanism that accepts and holds web rolls of different widths in center-justified relationship with respect to a print head. The printer has a spindle for mounting an ink ribbon core with a detent for center-justifying the ink-ribbon with respect to the print head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Retail Information Services LLC
    Inventors: Raymond A. Blanchard, Jr., Donald J. Ward
  • Patent number: 7579059
    Abstract: There is disclosed a composite web of record members and a method of making same, the composite web provides tag/label pairs comprised of a tag and a label which can be feed through a printer and in which a tag/label pair can be cut from the tag web with its underlying release liner. The tag web 20 is simple to manufacture using readily available materials. The label 22 can be adhesively adhered to garment wrappings and the tag is rendered non-tacky by use of a patterned adhesive deadener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Paxar Americas, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul A. Chamandy
  • Patent number: 7575791
    Abstract: There is disclosed a plurality of embodiments of composite webs of labels wherein there are labels on a pressure sensitive pressure-coated carrier web and wherein adhesive deadener coats the adhesive underlying the labels to enable the labels to be releasably adhered to the carrier web while leaving the carrier outside the peripheries of the labels non-tacky.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Paxar Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul A. Chamandy, Theodore S. Pinkard
  • Patent number: 7543402
    Abstract: There are disclosed a composite label for use in garments and other substrates and method of labeling. The composite label includes at least one label and a connector. The connector may be attached to a garment and subsequently the label(s) may be detached from the connector without cutting the label from the garment. The method includes attaching the composite label to a garment, and subsequently replacing one or more labels with another label or labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Paxar Americas, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian L. Halliday
  • Patent number: 7543773
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for maintaining a constant tension on a web of material, in particular on a label web used in a labeling machine (E), said apparatus comprising: a stationary rotary axle device (30) with a geometric rotational axis (M) and a tension compensation device (40) rotatable from a starting position about said rotational axis (M) of said rotary axle device (30), said tension compensation device (40) comprising a force unit (60) which exerts a force on the tension compensation device (40) that counteracts the rotational movement of the tension compensation device (40) from the starting position. It is further provided that the force applied by the force unit (60) is a linear force acting on the tension compensation device (40) at a force application point (65) with a radial spacing to the rotational axis (M) of the rotary axle device (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Johannes Lenkl
  • Patent number: 7506834
    Abstract: A winding apparatus for a winding material. A drivable rotary shaft having a longitudinal center line (M). A receiving unit for the winding material, which is rotationally connected to the rotary shaft. A clamping unit for reversibly clamping the winding material fast to the rotary shaft. An actuation unit. The clamping unit can be reversibly moved from its clamping position into its release position by at least one translatory movement of the actuation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Johannes Lenkl
  • Patent number: 7497401
    Abstract: Disclosed are a printer and a stacker and methods. The printer prints selectively on one or both sides of a printable web and sheets or labels are cut from the web and stacked in the stacker. The printer has an unwind mechanism that accepts and holds web rolls of different widths in center-justified relationship with respect to a print head. The printer has a spindle for mounting an ink ribbon core with a detent for center-justifying the ink-ribbon with respect to the print head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Paxar Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond A. Blanchard, Jr., Donald A. Campbell, Donald J. Ward
  • Patent number: 7439858
    Abstract: A shielded antenna system is provided for reading from and/or writing to an RFID transponder wherein the energy radiated from the antenna system has a narrow beam width so that only one RFID transponder in a record member along a web of record members, each having an RFID transponder, is read from and/or written to without affecting or being affected by any other RFID transponder along the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: Paxar Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: John F. Feltz, Jim A. McCurdy, Lance D. Neuhard
  • Patent number: 7439861
    Abstract: A shielded antenna system is provided for reading from and/or writing to an RFID transponder wherein the energy radiated from the antenna system has a narrow beam width so that only one RFID transponder in a record member along a web of record members, each having an RFID transponder, is read from and/or written to without affecting or being affected by any other RFID transponder along the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: Paxar Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: John F. Feltz, Jim A. McCurdy, Lance D. Neuhard
  • Patent number: 7429013
    Abstract: Disclosed are a printer and a stacker and methods. The printer prints selectively on one or both sides of a printable web and sheets or labels are cut from the web and stacked in the stacker. The printer has an unwind or unwind mechanism that accepts and holds web rolls of different widths in center-justified relationship with respect to a print head. The printer has a spindle for mounting an ink ribbon core with a detent for center-justifying the ink-ribbon with respect to the print head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Paxar Americas, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald J. Ward
  • Patent number: 7418365
    Abstract: There is disclosed method of shipment verification and/or tamper detection, wherein a purchaser generates an ordering document such as a purchase order RFID-encoded with data identifying items on the order. The supplier gathers the items into a package or packages for the shipment and RFID encodes the shipment with both data relating to the items ordered and to the shipping package weight. When the shipment arrives at the customer's location, the customer decodes the RFID package transponder and compares the items ordered with the items received and/or compares the decoded shipping package weight with the actual weight of the shipment and if there is an unallowable discrepancy in either or both, the customer is on notice that the shipment may be erroneous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Paxar Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald A. Morrison, Rudolph J. Klein
  • Patent number: 7387459
    Abstract: There is disclosed a portable printer operable in either a strip mode or a peel mode. In the peel mode, a pressure roll cooperates with a carrier web and the platen roll to strip labels from the web. A battery-powered electric motor advances a printable web through the printer. In order to reduce drag on the motor in the strip mode, the pressure roll is held in out of pressure contact with the platen roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Paxar Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Chin-Chuan Liu, Hung-Kun Liao
  • Patent number: 7387456
    Abstract: A lightweight portable printer has a frame or housing with a print head and a cooperable platen roll mounted in the housing. The housing pivotally mounts a subassembly. The subassembly mounts an electric motor and gearing driven by the motor for driving the platen roll. The subassembly is resiliently urged to press the print head against the platen roll. The printer has a front door which provides access to the inside of the housing. The front door mounts the platen roll, a label delaminator, a pressure roll, a holder for mounting a supply roll of labels or tags, and a latch for latching the door to the housing and for camming the pressure roll into and out of cooperation with the platen roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Paxar Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Orville C. Huggins, Thomas P. Keller, Dennis S. Prows, David R. Wisecup
  • Patent number: D587134
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher T. Caldwell
  • Patent number: D588934
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Paxar Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Bailey, Sam T. Baricovich
  • Patent number: 5089892
    Abstract: A transversal filter filters an input video signal with a filtering characteristic determined by tap gains. A row of error signals are generated on the basis of a difference between a ghost cancel reference signal in the input video signal and a predetermined reference signal. A magnification setting circuit sets a first magnification in accordance with the row of the error signals. A weight setting circuit converts an output signal from the magnification setting circuit into weighting data and feeding the weighting data into the transversal filter as the tap gains. The weight setting circuit functions to correct the first magnification into a second magnification in accordance with row numbers denoting the respective error signals in the row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1992
    Assignee: Victor Company of Japan, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsushi Koguchi, Shigehiro Ito, Kazuyuki Ebihara, Yuji Nishi