Patents Assigned to Webcraft Technologies, Inc.
  • Patent number: 6003758
    Abstract: A dual pocket envelope according to the present invention includes a first blank having first, second and third panels, a fourth panel is glued in an overlying relation to the second panel along a generally U-shaped adhesive line to form a first pocket. The third panel is folded over the fourth panel and glued to the panel along respective side edges to provide a second pocket. The first panel includes a closure flap with adhesive coating. Each of the openings of the first and second pockets are disposed in a staggered or cascade relation so that when the closure flap is folded onto the pocket openings, the adhesive separately seals each of the pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Assignee: Webcraft Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Mattia, Robert W. Rudderow, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5869148
    Abstract: A process for the in-line, high speed manufacturing of magnetic products is disclosed. The process comprises the steps of printing onto a substrate, drying the ink print, making the appropriate cuts or scores on the substrate, applying a slurry of magnetizable material onto the substrate to create the magnet, drying the applied material, magnetizing the magnetic material and cutting and forming the substrate to the desired dimensions. Each of these steps may be performed in a single, in-line manufacturing operation running at high speeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1999
    Assignee: Webcraft Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Stanford B. Silverschotz, Louis Rua, Jr., Christopher Tararuj, Armin A. Apel, George P. Hipko
  • Patent number: 5782060
    Abstract: A sampler package containing a free flowing product having superimposed first and second flexible plies with confronting thermoplastic inner surfaces and oppositely facing outer surfaces. A thermoplastic wall surrounding an area between the confronting surfaces to physically separate and cooperating in a melt-bonded relationship with the wall to define a hermetically sealed chamber configured and dimensioned to contain the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1998
    Assignee: Webcraft Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven J. Greenland
  • Patent number: 5681065
    Abstract: A piece of printed material has preprinted, hidden data and includes a structure which prevents premature or unauthorized revealing of the hidden lottery or gaming data. For example, an instant scratch-off lottery ticket according to the invention includes a substrate, an ink layer disposed on the substrate, the ink layer including hidden lottery data. An ink-receptive layer is provided between the ink layer and the substrate and includes a first security mechanism for preventing unauthorized detection of the hidden data. A second security mechanism is disposed between the ink-receptive layer and the substrate which further prevents unauthorized detection of the lottery data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Assignee: Webcraft Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis Rua, Jr., Christopher Tararuj, Stephen Martin
  • Patent number: 5622263
    Abstract: A sampler package containing a free flowing product having superimposed first and second flexible plies with confronting thermoplastic inner surfaces and oppositely facing outer surfaces. A thermoplastic wall surrounding an area between the confronting surfaces to physically separate and cooperating in a melt-bonded relationship with the wall to define a hermetically sealed chamber configured and dimensioned to contain the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1997
    Assignee: Webcraft Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven J. Greenland
  • Patent number: 5611972
    Abstract: A reusable device for exposing a microencapsulated liquid, e.g., a fragrance, comprising two surfaces adhered to each other by an adhesive composition, the adhesive composition comprising a non-film forming adhesive comprising a plurality of adhesive polymeric microparticles and microcapsules of an average diameter of about 5 .mu.m to about 60 .mu.m which have the liquid therein and which are adhered to each surface by the adhesive, wherein at least a portion of the microcapsules are broken when the surfaces are separated, and wherein the adhesive has the ability to readhere the surfaces to each other after the surfaces are separated and microcapsules broken. A method providing for the repeated, selective exposure of a microencapsulated liquid using the aforesaid device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1997
    Assignee: Webcraft Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Tararuj, Hung Y. Chao
  • Patent number: 5560608
    Abstract: A scratch-off game card includes first and second sections. The first section is provided with a first set of game data covered by a substantially opaque scratch-off material. The second section is provided with a second set of game data covered by a substantially transparent material. The game card has provided thereon a patch of marking formulation for marking selected areas of the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1996
    Assignee: Webcraft Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Stanford B. Silverschotz
  • Patent number: 5544881
    Abstract: A scratch-off game card includes first and second sections. The first section is provided with a first set of game data covered by a substantially opaque scratch-off material. The second section is provided with a second set of game data covered by a substantially transparent material. The second section is further provided with a substantially transparent coating for marking the second section by rubbing with an object. The markings so made are erasable by, for example, pencil eraser or the like material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1996
    Assignee: Webcraft Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis Rua, Jr., Stephen E. Martin
  • Patent number: 5542710
    Abstract: A piece of printed material has preprinted, hidden data and includes a structure which prevents premature revealing of the hidden data. For example, an instant scratch-off lottery ticket according to the invention includes a substrate, an ink layer disposed on the substrate, the ink layer including hidden lottery data. An elemental-metal-free ink-receptive layer is provided between the ink layer and the substrate, whereby the metal-free layer prevents migration of ink from the ink layer through the substrate when the substrate has been contacted with a solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1996
    Assignee: Webcraft Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanford B. Silverschotz, Louis Rua, Jr., David M. Polunas, Stephen E. Martin
  • Patent number: 5197262
    Abstract: An assembly for producing a packet containing inserts, provides means for placing inserts on a moving web and holding them in position thereon by banding spaced sets of inserts on the web with a ribbon which is crimped to the web between successive sets of inserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1993
    Assignee: Webcraft Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Katz, John H. Jones, George P. Hipko, Stanford Silverschotz, James Hoffman, Gerard Wollner
  • Patent number: 5155973
    Abstract: A first envelope having means for forming a large flap thereon for displaying advertising indicia or coupons thereon and forming the flap on a flat conveyor. The invention also includes providing selective inserts and a vacuum-assisted rotary feeder for placing insert samples on the conveyor. The envelope may be formed initially using a single web divided into a base web portion having bottom and top flaps and a cover web portion. The envelope may also be formed using a first web having top and bottom flaps and a second cover web made of transparent material so that the inserts and samples located within the package may be viewed through the wrapper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1992
    Assignee: Webcraft Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: George P. Hipko, Frederick Grainger
  • Patent number: 5156384
    Abstract: The method for producing indexable sets of inserts by printing a web in a repeating mode to form successive groups of printed areas, each group of printed areas corresponding to a particular set of inserts, imaging personalized information on at least one printed area of each group, longitudinally severing the webs into ribbons, superposing the ribbons one above another, transversely severing the superposed ribbons forming successively severed inserts, at least one of which serves as an indexing insert having a greater length than the remaining inserts in a particular set of inserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1992
    Assignee: Webcraft Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Pat Donahue
  • Patent number: 5137304
    Abstract: A method of simultaneously encoding successive groups of printed paper sheets or mass distributable material wherein the sheets are provided with unperceptable and virtually invisible common code pattern by laser means which is supplied with a distinct series of coded pulse signals in synchronism with control pulses to produce a different optically-scannable coded hole pattern on each group of printed sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1992
    Assignee: Webcraft Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanford B. Silverschotz, George P. Hipko, Michael Dennis
  • Patent number: 5114735
    Abstract: A scratch-off game piece which contains a fragrance which is released during the game play action. The game piece is constructed by application of layers of fragrance containing material and scratch-off material over a support layer of printed sheet material such that when the scratch-off material is removed by the player, the fragrance containing capsules are ruptured and fragrance is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1992
    Assignee: Webcraft Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis Rua, Jr., Carl Schaab
  • Patent number: 5107656
    Abstract: A system for producing a mass distributable printed packet is disclosed wherein a web of paper has printed thereon a format of successive rectangular pieces in a plurality of longitudinal lines extending parallel to the edges of the web, the web is cut longitudinally between the print patterns and the thus-formed strips are superposed in vertical registry of the printed patterns. The strips are cut to form sets of printed sheets, each including a separator element. The sets are stacked in a hopper and the bottom sets are successively removed and packaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1992
    Assignee: Webcraft Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Katz, John H. Jones, George P. Hipko, Stanford Silverschotz, James Hoffman, Gerard Wollner
  • Patent number: 5087805
    Abstract: A method of simultaneously encoding successive groups of printed paper sheets or mass distributable material wherein the sheets are provided with unperceptable and virtually invisible common code pattern by laser means which is supplied with a distinct series of coded pulse signals in synchronism with control pulses to produce a different optically-scannable coded hole pattern on each group of printed sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1992
    Assignee: Webcraft Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanford Silverschotz, George P. Hipko, Michael Dennis
  • Patent number: 5072831
    Abstract: The advertising sampler provides a transfer layer material which is removable by finger tip and spreadable on the skin. The sampler includes a paper stock having printing thereon referring to the transfer layer sample. An oil-impervious barrier layer is located between the transfer layer and the paper stock to prevent bleed-through, and a removable protective covering sheet is positionable over the transfer layer to protect the transfer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1991
    Assignee: Webcraft Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Parrotta, Frederick Grainger, Donald Schoenleber
  • Patent number: 5037139
    Abstract: A flat paper sheet advertising sampler has a base panel with a thin readily removable rub-off transfer layer, a spacer panel overlying the base panel and having an access opening in registry with the transfer layer, and a moveable cover panel hingedly connected along a common edge with the base panel which overlies the spacer panel and its access openings when the cover panel is in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1991
    Assignee: Webcraft Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald W. Schoenleber, Frederick Grainger, Michael A. Parrotta
  • Patent number: 5000486
    Abstract: A scratch-off game piece which contains a fragrance which is released during the game play action. The game piece is constructed by application of layers of fragrance containing material and scratch-off material over a support layer of printed sheet material such that when the scratch-off material is removed by the player, the fragrance containing capsules are ruptured and fragrance is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1991
    Assignee: 501 Webcraft Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis Rua, Jr., Carl Schaab
  • Patent number: 4952400
    Abstract: A cosmetic sampler has a thin dry layer of powder particles which are fragrance enhanced by fragrance containing microcapsules. The fragrance powder and microcapsules are applied as a production state, in a mass produced printed sampler manufacturing process from a liquid slurry which dries rapidly. The individual powder particles on the finished sampler item are raedily removed from the web surface by light finger pressure as a free flowing powder and the microcapsules are simultaneously ruptured to produce the desired fragrance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1990
    Assignee: Webcraft Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Tararuj, Carl K. Schaab