Patents Assigned to R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company
  • Patent number: 10755605
    Abstract: In one example, a triangular display includes a first substrate, a second substrate coupled to and disposed in opposition to the first substrate, a first line of weakness formed along an axial direction of the first substrate to define a first section and a second section, a second line of weakness formed along an axial direction of the second substrate to define a third section and a fourth section and a former having a first side, the former extending between the first section and the third section, and in a deployed position, at least one of the first section or the second section has rotated about the first line of weakness and at least one of the third section or the fourth section has rotated about the second line of weakness to place the second section and the fourth section adjacent to the first side of the former.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventor: Carlos Enriquez
  • Patent number: 10741109
    Abstract: In one example, a quadrilateral display includes a shroud including a first section, a second section, a third section and a fourth section, the first section, the second section, the third section and the fourth section being rotatably disposed relative to adjacent ones of the first section, the second section, the third section and the fourth section and a plurality of anchors including a first anchor attached to the first section, a second anchor attached to the second section, a third anchor attached to the third section and a fourth anchor attached to the fourth section, the plurality of anchors being disposed in a first position within the shroud in a stowed position and a second position within the shroud in a deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventor: Carlos Enriquez
  • Patent number: 10706747
    Abstract: Pyramidical displays and methods for forming the same are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a first panel, a second panel, a third panel, and a fourth panel, when in an erected position, the first panel, the second panel, the third panel and the fourth panel form a first cross-section at a first height and a second cross-section at a second height, the first cross-section having a greater area than the second cross-section, the first height lower than the second height. The example apparatus includes a first stop extending between a first vertex between the first panel and the third panel and a second vertex between the second panel and the fourth panel, the first stop to prevent movement of the first panel about the first vertex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventor: Marcellino Santoro
  • Patent number: 10685588
    Abstract: Self-erectable displays and methods of making such self-erectable displays are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a shroud including a first shroud panel opposite a second shroud panel, the first shroud panel and the second shroud panel coupled at a first end of the shroud and a second end of the shroud. A support to be coupled to a first internal surface of the first shroud panel at a first position and to a second internal surface of the second shroud panel at a second position, the first position and the second position located between the first end and the second end, and an elastic band disposed about an exterior of the support, the elastic band biasing the first position away from the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventor: Jon Lyon
  • Patent number: 10573202
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a shroud having a first substrate and a second substrate disposed in opposition to one another, the first substrate and the second substrate being connected to one another at a first side by a first joint and at a second side by a second joint. A free-floating stop member is disposed in a volume of the shroud between the first and second substrates and between the first and second joints, the free-floating stop member including a channel extending along the free-floating stop member for at least a portion of a length of the free-floating stop member. An elastic member couples the first joint to the second joint to exert a tensile force therebetween and passes through the channel of the free-floating stop member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventors: James Warmus, Douglas R. Cwidak, Robert B. Lipscomb, Todd Alan Arnett, Marcellino Santoro, Jr., William David Collings
  • Patent number: 10537920
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus of producing collectible cards are disclosed. An example method includes producing a first stack of cards including a first card type and a second card type from a single substrate sheet, separating the first stack of cards into a first sub-stack and a second sub-stack. The first sub-stack includes the first card type and the second sub-stack includes the second card type. The example method includes comparing a first top card of the first sub-stack to a first reference card and, based on the first top card being substantially similar to the first reference card, automatically transferring the first sub-stack to a first tray designated to receive the first card type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventors: David Eastwood, Harold Aldridge Benson, Joe Cholewinski
  • Patent number: 10475357
    Abstract: Baggage identification tags and methods of making and using the same are disclosed. An example method includes providing first and second lines of weakness extending only through the liner. A first portion of the liner between the first line of weakness and the first end forms a first liner backing of a claim check, a second portion of the liner is formed between the first line of weakness and the second line of weakness, a third portion of the liner between the second line of weakness and the second end forms a second liner backing of a baggage identification tag. The method includes providing instructions to remove the first portion of the liner by peeling the first portion of the liner from the first line of weakness in a first direction toward the first end and enabling the second portion of the liner to separate from the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventor: Angela Kimes
  • Patent number: 10417440
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and machine readable medium for the delivery of digital content are disclosed herein. An example method includes receiving a first document from a first document source, classifying the first document with a first tag based on a type of the document, classifying the first document with a second tag based on a first intended recipient, encrypting the first document, publishing the first document for receipt by the first intended recipient, verifying an identity of the first intended recipient and granting the first recipient access to the first document based on the verified identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventors: Timothy J. Reedy, Douglas O. Smith, Lynne M. Andrews, Michael K. Logan, Steven A. Keca
  • Patent number: 10406563
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus of producing collectible cards are disclosed. An example method includes producing a first stack of cards including a first card type and a second card type from a single substrate sheet, separating the first stack of cards into a first sub-stack and a second sub-stack. The first sub-stack includes the first card type and the second sub-stack includes the second card type. The example method includes comparing a first top card of the first sub-stack to a first reference card and, based on the first top card being substantially similar to the first reference card, automatically transferring the first sub-stack to a first tray designated to receive the first card type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventors: David Eastwood, Harold Aldridge Benson, Joe Cholewinski
  • Patent number: 10342136
    Abstract: A monitoring device includes a substrate having a circuit trace disposed thereon and a circuit carrier having a recessed portion. The substrate includes a flexible flange portion having a component disposed thereon. The substrate is disposed on the circuit carrier such that the flange portion and the component are disposed in the recessed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventors: Theodore F. Cyman, Jr., Alan R. Murzynowski, Daniel E. Kanfoush
  • Patent number: 10332063
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a monitoring device includes a processor, a sensor, and a configuration circuit. The sensor is adapted to detect if the sensor is subjected to at least a first magnitude of the particular condition. The configuration circuit may be used to specify a second magnitude of the particular condition, wherein the second magnitude is greater than the first magnitude. The processor remains in an inactive state if the object is subjected to a magnitude of the particular condition less than the second magnitude, and the sensor generates a signal in response to detection of sensor being subjected to at least the second magnitude of the particular condition. In response to the signal, the processor enters an active state to develop an indication of at least the second magnitude of the particular condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: R.R. DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY
    Inventors: Theodore F. Cyman, Jr., Alan R. Murzynowski, Daniel E. Kanfoush, James L. Warmus, Eric V. Palmer
  • Patent number: 10319261
    Abstract: Self-erectable displays and methods of making such self-erectable displays are disclosed. An example apparatus, includes a shroud defining an aperture, the shroud including a first shroud panel and a second shroud panel; a support disposed within the aperture, the support including a first panel, a second panel, a third panel, a fourth panel, a fifth panel, and a sixth panel, the first panel coupled to the sixth panel, the second panel disposed between the first and third panels, the fourth panel disposed between the third and fifth panels, the sixth panel disposed between the first and fifth panels, the first panel coupled to the first shroud panel and the fourth panel coupled to the second shroud panel; and an elastic band to urge the first panel away from the fourth panel and to urge the shroud toward an expanded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventor: Jon Lyon
  • Patent number: 10279605
    Abstract: A printing system includes a first imaging unit configured to print a first image and a registration mark associated with the first image on a web contemporaneously during a production run, and a sensor configured to detect the registration mark at a point where the registration mark is within a second imaging unit. The printing system further includes a controller configured to calculate an offset along a width direction of the web based on the registration mark and to instruct the second imaging unit to print the second image on the web. The second image is shifted in its entirety in accordance with the calculated offset and is printed on the same side of the web as the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: R.R. DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY
    Inventors: Henderikus A. Haan, Anthony V. Moscato, Brett Rimes, Frank J. Rocco, Carl F. Armstrong
  • Patent number: 10249222
    Abstract: Label apparatus having identification tags and tamper evident pattern release layers and methods of producing such labels are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a first substrate, a first pattern of adhesive, a tamper-evident release layer, a second pattern of adhesive, a tag, a third pattern of adhesive, and a second substrate. The first pattern of adhesive includes a first adhesive. The first pattern of adhesive and the tamper-evident release layer are disposed on the first substrate. The second and third patterns of adhesive include a second adhesive. The second pattern of adhesive is disposed on the first substrate and surrounded by the first pattern of adhesive. The tag includes a remaining portion coupled to the first pattern of adhesive and a removable portion coupled to the second pattern of adhesive. The third pattern of adhesive is coupled to the tag, the first pattern of adhesive, and the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventors: Gretchen M. Tobol, James Warmus
  • Patent number: 10223939
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a shroud having first and second sheet portions disposed in opposition to one another, the first and second sheet portions being connected to one another at a first side by a first joint and at a second side by a second joint. A support member is disposed between the first and second sheet portions and between the first and second joints, the support member being affixed to the first and second sheet portions and movably disposed relative to the first and second joints, the support member being positionable between a closed position and an open position, the open position outwardly biasing the support member against the first and second sheet portions to cause the shroud to assume a curvilinear cross-sectional shape along a length of the shroud. Notches are formed in the first and second joints at a first position along the length of the shroud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventor: James Warmus
  • Patent number: 10210779
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a first substrate and a second substrate disposed in opposition to one another and connected to one another to form a shroud, the first substrate and the second substrate being connected to form a first joint at a first lateral end of the shroud, a second joint at a second lateral end of the shroud and a third joint formed at a lower portion of the shroud, the third joint including a first base connection member rotatably depending from a lower portion of the first substrate and a second base connection member rotatably depending from a lower portion of the second substrate, the third joint being located at a first position in the shroud with the shroud in a compressed state and being located in a second position in the shroud with the shroud in an uncompressed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: R.R. DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY
    Inventor: Carlos Enriquez
  • Patent number: 10170020
    Abstract: A pop-up display apparatus includes a shroud having first and second sheets disposed in opposition to one another, the first and second sheets being connected to one another at a first side by a first joint and at a second side by a second joint. A stop member is disposed between the first and second sheets between the first and second joints and is connected to the first and second joints at a first height of the shroud. The stop member includes first and second stop elements arranged for translational movement in opposite directions relative to one another between a first and a second position. An elastic member, separate from the stop member, is connected to the first and second joints at a second height, the elastic member and being configured to bias the first joint toward the second joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventors: Douglas R. Cwidak, Robert B. Lipscomb, William David Collings, Marcellino Santoro, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10137691
    Abstract: A printhead maintenance station to cleaning a nozzle plate of a printhead and a method of operating the printhead maintenance station are disclosed. The printhead maintenance station includes a wiper bar, a wiper secured to the wiper bar, a wiper cleaning assembly, and an actuator. The wiper is stored in the wiper cleaning assembly when not in use. The controller operates the actuator to rotate the wiper bar to move the wiper from the wiper cleaning assembly to a wiping position, and causes relative movement of the printhead maintenance station and the print unit to wipe the nozzle plate with the wiper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventors: Anthony V. Moscato, Jeffrey M. Sabin
  • Patent number: 10124597
    Abstract: An ink supply unit and a method of supplying ink to a printhead are disclosed. The ink supply unit includes a lower ink reservoir, an upper ink reservoir, and a flow regulation apparatus. The upper ink reservoir is coupled to the lower ink reservoir. First and second fluid input ports are disposed on opposite sides of the flow regulation apparatus. A first fluid line and a second fluid line couple the first and the second input ports, respectively, with the upper ink reservoir, and a third fluid line is adapted to couple the flow regulation apparatus with a printhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventors: George A. Alessi, Paul Slagle, Kent D. Jayme, Anthony V. Moscato
  • Patent number: 10106710
    Abstract: An electrical insulator material includes a polymer and a solvent, and has a viscosity in the range of from about 1.0 to about 20.0 cP such that the electrical insulator material can be applied to a surface using an ink jet print head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventors: Theodore F. Cyman, Jr., Kevin J. Hook, Pamela Geddes, Alan R. Murzynowski, James W. Blease, Daniel E. Kanfoush