Patents by Inventor Bruce Raming

Bruce Raming has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10183520
    Abstract: A multiple-ply label roll includes end-to-end labels. Each label is operable to be adhesively applied to a substrate and includes top and bottom label plies. The bottom label ply includes an outer removable border portion defined between interior and outer ply edges and removable from the top label ply in a removal direction. The interior ply edge includes spaced apart side edges that extend along the removal direction to define a pair of spaced apart side sections of the removable portion. The interior ply edge includes a generally transverse end edge interconnecting the side edges to define an end section of the removable portion, with the end section extending between the side sections and being removed generally after the side sections when the removable portion is removed in the removal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Premier Print & Services Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Raming
  • Publication number: 20180225997
    Abstract: A duplex label includes a label stock presenting a label top and a label bottom. The label top is printable to receive exposed indicia that is visible when the label is adhered to the substrate. The label stock includes multiple label plies, each having opposite top and bottom surfaces. The label also includes adhesive and an area of unactivated, selectively activatable print coating preapplied to define, respectively, an adhesive portion of the label bottom and a printable portion of the label bottom. The adhesive portion is configured to adhesively engage the substrate. The printable portion is operable to receive hidden indicia when the print coating is activated, with the hidden indicia being concealed cooperatively by the label stock and substrate until the label is at least partly removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: Premier Print & Services Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce A. Raming
  • Publication number: 20180225999
    Abstract: A duplex label includes a label stock presenting opposite top and bottom faces that correspond to a label top and a label bottom, respectively. The label top is printable to receive exposed indicia that is visible when the label is adhered to the substrate. A pattern of adhesive is applied to only part of the bottom face of the label stock so as to define an adhesive portion of the label bottom. An area of selectively activated print coating is preapplied to only part of the bottom face of the label stock so as to define a printable portion of the label bottom. The printable portion is operable to receive hidden indicia when the print coating is activated, with the hidden indicia being concealed cooperatively by the label stock and substrate until the label is at least partly removed. The adhesive portion and the printable portion are nonoverlapping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: Premier Print & Services Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce A. Raming
  • Publication number: 20180154675
    Abstract: A multiple-ply label roll includes end-to-end labels. Each label is operable to be adhesively applied to a substrate and includes top and bottom label plies. The bottom label ply includes an outer removable border portion defined between interior and outer ply edges and removable from the top label ply in a removal direction. The interior ply edge includes spaced apart side edges that extend along the removal direction to define a pair of spaced apart side sections of the removable portion. The interior ply edge includes a generally transverse end edge interconnecting the side edges to define an end section of the removable portion, with the end section extending between the side sections and being removed generally after the side sections when the removable portion is removed in the removal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: Premier Print & Services Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Raming
  • Patent number: 9902185
    Abstract: A multiple-ply label roll includes end-to-end labels. Each label is operable to be adhesively applied to a substrate and includes top and bottom label plies. The bottom label ply includes an outer removable border portion defined between interior and outer ply edges and removable from the top label ply in a removal direction. The interior ply edge includes spaced apart side edges that extend along the removal direction to define a pair of spaced apart side sections of the removable portion. The interior ply edge includes a generally transverse end edge interconnecting the side edges to define an end section of the removable portion, with the end section extending between the side sections and being removed generally after the side sections when the removable portion is removed in the removal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Premier Print & Services Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Raming
  • Patent number: 9789990
    Abstract: A shipping label is operable to be applied to a package and includes a single label ply. The single label ply presents longitudinally spaced ends, opposite top and bottom faces extending between the ends, and a generally transverse fold line of weakness spaced between the ends. The label ply is foldable about the fold line to define upper and lower label sections, with the upper label section overlying the lower label section when the label ply is folded, and the top face of the upper label section being operable to receive package address indicia thereon. The upper label section includes a separation line of weakness defining a border portion and a separable central portion. The upper label section includes adhesive applied to the bottom face along at least part of the border portion. The lower label section includes a dividing line of weakness defining a connecting portion and an end portion, with the connecting portion extending between the fold line and dividing line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Premier Print & Services Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Raming
  • Patent number: 9650177
    Abstract: A linerless duplex label system is operable to print and apply a linerless duplex label to a substrate. A plurality of linerless duplex labels are provided and each label includes a single-ply stock with top and bottom faces. The label also includes an endless adhesive border applied to the bottom face. The adhesive border is an unactivated, selectively activatable adhesive, such labels are overlaid on one another without any substantial adhesion therebetween. Each label may essentially be freely removed from the others, and the adhesive may thereafter be activated so that the label can be adhesively applied to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Premier Print & Services Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Raming
  • Patent number: 9266355
    Abstract: A duplex printer system includes a double-sided label web and a duplex printer operable to print both sides of the label web. The label includes exposed adhesive on a first side thereof. The duplex printer includes a printer frame and first and second print heads arranged to print respective sides of the label web. The first print head is shiftably mounted relative to the printer frame for movement into and out of a printing position, in which the first print head is operable to print within a printable region of the first side. The first print head is selectively shifted out of the printing position so as to avoid contact with exposed adhesive during label web advancement. The first print head includes a printer interface positioned in printing engagement with the label web when the first print head is shifted to the printing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Premier Print & Services Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Raming
  • Publication number: 20150307220
    Abstract: A shipping label is operable to be applied to a package and includes a single label ply. The single label ply presents longitudinally spaced ends, opposite top and bottom faces extending between the ends, and a generally transverse fold line of weakness spaced between the ends. The label ply is foldable about the fold line to define upper and lower label sections, with the upper label section overlying the lower label section when the label ply is folded, and the top face of the upper label section being operable to receive package address indicia thereon. The upper label section includes a separation line of weakness defining a border portion and a separable central portion. The upper label section includes adhesive applied to the bottom face along at least part of the border portion. The lower label section includes a dividing line of weakness defining a connecting portion and an end portion, with the connecting portion extending between the fold line and dividing line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: Premier Print & Services Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Raming
  • Patent number: 9102186
    Abstract: A shipping label is operable to be applied to a package and includes a single label ply. The single label ply presents longitudinally spaced ends, opposite top and bottom faces extending between the ends, and a generally transverse fold line of weakness spaced between the ends. The label ply is foldable about the fold line to define upper and lower label sections, with the upper label section overlying the lower label section when the label ply is folded, and the top face of the upper label section being operable to receive package address indicia thereon. The upper label section includes a separation line of weakness defining a border portion and a separable central portion. The upper label section includes adhesive applied to the bottom face along at least part of the border portion. The lower label section includes a dividing line of weakness defining a connecting portion and an end portion, with the connecting portion extending between the fold line and dividing line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Premier Print Sevices Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Raming
  • Publication number: 20150202890
    Abstract: A duplex printer system includes a double-sided label web and a duplex printer operable to print both sides of the label web. The label includes exposed adhesive on a first side thereof. The duplex printer includes a printer frame and first and second print heads arranged to print respective sides of the label web. The first print head is shiftably mounted relative to the printer frame for movement into and out of a printing position, in which the first print head is operable to print within a printable region of the first side. The first print head is selectively shifted out of the printing position so as to avoid contact with exposed adhesive during label web advancement. The first print head includes a printer interface positioned in printing engagement with the label web when the first print head is shifted to the printing position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: Premier Print & Services Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Raming
  • Publication number: 20150128466
    Abstract: A multiple-ply label roll includes end-to-end labels. Each label is operable to be adhesively applied to a substrate and includes top and bottom label plies. The bottom label ply includes an outer removable border portion defined between interior and outer ply edges and removable from the top label ply in a removal direction. The interior ply edge includes spaced apart side edges that extend along the removal direction to define a pair of spaced apart side sections of the removable portion. The interior ply edge includes a generally transverse end edge interconnecting the side edges to define an end section of the removable portion, with the end section extending between the side sections and being removed generally after the side sections when the removable portion is removed in the removal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: PREMIER PRINT & SERVICES GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Bruce Raming
  • Patent number: 8991968
    Abstract: A duplex printer system includes a double-sided label web and a duplex printer operable to print both sides of the label web. The label includes exposed adhesive on a first side thereof. The duplex printer includes a printer frame and first and second print heads arranged to print respective sides of the label web. The first print head is shiftably mounted relative to the printer frame for movement into and out of a printing position, in which the first print head is operable to print within a printable region of the first side. The first print head is selectively shifted out of the printing position so as to avoid contact with exposed adhesive during label web advancement. The first print head includes a printer interface positioned in printing engagement with the label web when the first print head is shifted to the printing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Premier Print & Services Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Raming
  • Patent number: 8950783
    Abstract: A multiple-ply label roll includes end-to-end labels. Each label is operable to be adhesively applied to a substrate and includes top and bottom label plies. The bottom label ply includes an outer removable border portion defined between interior and outer ply edges and removable from the top label ply in a removal direction. The interior ply edge includes spaced apart side edges that extend along the removal direction to define a pair of spaced apart side sections of the removable portion. The interior ply edge includes a generally transverse end edge interconnecting the side edges to define an end section of the removable portion, with the end section extending between the side sections and being removed generally after the side sections when the removable portion is removed in the removal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Premier Print & Services Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Raming
  • Publication number: 20150022607
    Abstract: A duplex printer system includes a double-sided label web and a duplex printer operable to print both sides of the label web. The label includes exposed adhesive on a first side thereof. The duplex printer includes a printer frame and first and second print heads arranged to print respective sides of the label web. The first print head is shiftably mounted relative to the printer frame for movement into and out of a printing position, in which the first print head is operable to print within a printable region of the first side. The first print head is selectively shifted out of the printing position so as to avoid contact with exposed adhesive during label web advancement. The first print head includes a printer interface positioned in printing engagement with the label web when the first print head is shifted to the printing position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Premier Print & Services Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Raming
  • Patent number: 8857943
    Abstract: A duplex printer system includes a double-sided label web and a duplex printer operable to print both sides of the label web. The label includes exposed adhesive on a first side thereof. The duplex printer includes a printer frame and a pair of print heads arranged to print respective sides of the label web. One of the print heads is shiftably mounted relative to the printer frame for movement into and out of a printing position, in which the print head is operable to print within a printable region of the first side. The print head is selectively shifted out of the printing position so as to avoid contact with exposed adhesive during label web advancement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Premier Print & Services Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Raming
  • Publication number: 20140267477
    Abstract: A duplex printer system includes a double-sided label web and a duplex printer operable to print both sides of the label web. The label includes exposed adhesive on a first side thereof. The duplex printer includes a printer frame and a pair of print heads arranged to print respective sides of the label web. One of the print heads is shiftably mounted relative to the printer frame for movement into and out of a printing position, in which the print head is operable to print within a printable region of the first side. The print head is selectively shifted out of the printing position so as to avoid contact with exposed adhesive during label web advancement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Premier Print & Services Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Raming
  • Patent number: 8777271
    Abstract: A linerless duplex label system is operable to print and apply a linerless duplex label to a substrate. A plurality of linerless duplex labels are provided and each label includes a single-ply stock with top and bottom faces. The label also includes an endless adhesive border applied to the bottom face. The adhesive border is an unactivated, selectively activatable adhesive, such labels are overlaid on one another without any substantial adhesion therebetween. Each label may essentially be freely removed from the others, and the adhesive may thereafter be activated so that the label can be adhesively applied to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Premier Print & Services Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Raming
  • Publication number: 20140190050
    Abstract: A package assembly document comprises a top ply and a bottom ply. The top ply has a first shipping label and a first return label. The bottom ply has a top surface and a bottom surface. The top surface comprises silicone and is configured for releasable attachment of each of the first shipping label and the first return label. The bottom surface has indicia printed thereon. The indicia contains a list outlining contents of a package to which the first shipping label is to be adhered to. The top ply includes a slit to separate the first shipping label from the first return label.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Premier Print & Service Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Raming
  • Publication number: 20140138277
    Abstract: A shipping label is operable to be applied to a package and includes a single label ply. The single label ply presents longitudinally spaced ends, opposite top and bottom faces extending between the ends, and a generally transverse fold line of weakness spaced between the ends. The label ply is foldable about the fold line to define upper and lower label sections, with the upper label section overlying the lower label section when the label ply is folded, and the top face of the upper label section being operable to receive package address indicia thereon. The upper label section includes a separation line of weakness defining a border portion and a separable central portion. The upper label section includes adhesive applied to the bottom face along at least part of the border portion. The lower label section includes a dividing line of weakness defining a connecting portion and an end portion, with the connecting portion extending between the fold line and dividing line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Premier Print & Services Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Raming