Patents by Inventor Craig W. Potter

Craig W. Potter 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: 10997875
    Abstract: Methods of preparing extended content labels from prefabricated adhesive assemblies are described. The methods do not require delamination or relamination of the prefabricated adhesive assemblies. The prefabricated adhesive assemblies include a transparent face layer and an adhesive layer sensitive to radiant energy. Extended content printing is applied to a front face of the face layer. A mask is positioned between the adhesive layer and a radiant energy source. Radiant energy not blocked by the mask reduces the adhesion of irradiated portions of the adhesive layer. A floodcoat is applied over the extended content indicia, and front side indicia is applied over the floodcoat and is visible through the face layer and adhesive layer from a back side of the face layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Craig W. Potter, Amy Van, David W. Whitman
  • Patent number: 10991272
    Abstract: Methods of preparing extended content labels from prefabricated adhesive assemblies are described. The methods do not require delamination or relamination of the prefabricated adhesive assemblies. The prefabricated adhesive assemblies include a transparent face layer and an adhesive layer sensitive to radiant energy. Extended content printing is applied to a front face of the face layer. A mask is positioned between the adhesive layer and a radiant energy source. Radiant energy not blocked by the mask reduces the adhesion of irradiated portions of the adhesive layer. A floodcoat is applied over the extended content indicia, and front side indicia is applied over the floodcoat and is visible through the face layer and adhesive layer from a back side of the face layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Craig W. Potter, Amy Van, David W. Whitman
  • Publication number: 20200349867
    Abstract: Methods of preparing extended content labels from prefabricated adhesive assemblies are described. The methods do not require delamination or relamination of the prefabricated adhesive assemblies. The prefabricated adhesive assemblies include a transparent face layer and an adhesive layer sensitive to radiant energy. Extended content printing is applied to a front face of the face layer. A mask is positioned between the adhesive layer and a radiant energy source. Radiant energy not blocked by the mask reduces the adhesion of irradiated portions of the adhesive layer. A floodcoat is applied over the extended content indicia, and front side indicia is applied over the floodcoat and is visible through the face layer and adhesive layer from a back side of the face layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Craig W. POTTER, Amy VAN, David W. WHITMAN
  • Publication number: 20170243523
    Abstract: Methods of preparing extended content labels from prefabricated adhesive assemblies are described. The methods do not require delamination or relamination of the prefabricated adhesive assemblies. The prefabricated adhesive assemblies include a transparent face layer and an adhesive layer sensitive to radiant energy. Extended content printing is applied to a front face of the face layer. A mask is positioned between the adhesive layer and a radiant energy source. Radiant energy not blocked by the mask reduces the adhesion of irradiated portions of the adhesive layer. A floodcoat is applied over the extended content indicia, and front side indicia is applied over the floodcoat and is visible through the face layer and adhesive layer from a back side of the face layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Craig W. POTTER, Amy VAN, David W. WHITMAN
  • Patent number: 9637264
    Abstract: A label applicator system is described comprising one or more, and preferably two, assemblies of rollers and belts. The assemblies are arranged relative to one another such that at least a portion of the belts of each assembly are aligned with one another to define an article receiving lane. The assemblies are arranged and configured such that the lane extends in a zig- zag path, a relatively straight path, and/or an arcuate path. Selection of the lane geometry along with appropriate control of belt velocities enable high rates of applying labels to articles and particularly containers having compound curves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: James P. Lorence, Richard A. Previty, Alan Green, Frank B. Woznic, Craig W. Potter, Harry Worm, Walt Sofie
  • Publication number: 20160130058
    Abstract: Articles, such as containers, having labels affixed thereon and methods for application of labels to articles, such as containers, are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Benoit JOURDE, Yatin PATIL, Hoang T. PHAM, Craig W. POTTER, Anle XUE
  • Publication number: 20160052660
    Abstract: A label applicator system is described comprising one or more, and preferably two, assemblies of rollers and belts. The assemblies are arranged relative to one another such that at least a portion of the belts of each assembly are aligned with one another to define an article receiving lane. The assemblies are arranged and configured such that the lane extends in a zig-zag path, a relatively straight path, and/or an arcuate path. Selection of the lane geometry along with appropriate control of belt velocities enable high rates of applying labels to articles and particularly containers having compound curves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: James P. LORENCE, Richard A. PREVITY, Alan GREEN, Frank B. WOZNIC, Craig W. POTTER, Harry WORM, Walt SOFIE
  • Patent number: 9221573
    Abstract: A label applicator system is described comprising one or more, and preferably two, assemblies of rollers and belts. The assemblies are arranged relative to one another such that at least a portion of the belts of each assembly are aligned with one another to define an article receiving lane. The assemblies are arranged and configured such that the lane extends in a zig-zag path, a relatively straight path, and/or an arcuate path. Selection of the lane geometry along with appropriate control of belt velocities enable high rates of applying labels to articles and particularly containers having compound curves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: James P. Lorence, Richard Previty, Alan Green, Frank B. Woznic, Craig W. Potter, Harry Worm, Walt Sofie
  • Publication number: 20150248849
    Abstract: A label for application to a surface having at least one compound curve is provided. The label comprises a heat shrinkable film having an inner surface and outer surface and a layer of pressure sensitive adhesive on the inner surface of the heat shrinkable film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventors: James P. LORENCE, Mitchell J. RACKOVAN, Craig W. POTTER, Richard D. PASTOR, William L. CONE
  • Publication number: 20150191632
    Abstract: A label for application to a surface having at least one compound curve is provided. The label comprises a heat shrinkable film having an inner surface and outer surface and a layer of pressure sensitive adhesive on the inner surface of the heat shrinkable film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Applicant: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: James P. LORENCE, Mitchell J. RACKOVAN, Craig W. POTTER, Richard D. PASTOR, William L. CONE
  • Patent number: 8805193
    Abstract: According to one exemplary embodiment, an apparatus, system and method for a remotely powered optical output label is disclosed. The system includes a transmitting device including at least one transmitting antenna and a power source. A receiving label is in remote communication with the transmitting device, the receiving label including a receiving antenna and a capacitor connected to at least one optical element. The optical element may be selectively controlled and powered to variably emit light using energy transmitted by the transmitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Ian J. Forster, Craig W. Potter, Victor P. Holbert
  • Patent number: 8535464
    Abstract: A label for application to a surface having at least one compound curve is provided. The label comprises a heat shrinkable film having an inner surface and outer surface and a layer of pressure sensitive adhesive on the inner surface of the heat shrinkable film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: James P. Lorence, Craig W. Potter, Mitchell J. Rackovan, Richard D. Pastor, William L. Cone
  • Publication number: 20120318430
    Abstract: A label applicator system is described comprising one or more, and preferably two, assemblies of rollers and belts. The assemblies are arranged relative to one another such that at least a portion of the belts of each assembly are aligned with one another to define an article receiving lane. The assemblies are arranged and configured such that the lane extends in a zig-zag path, a relatively straight path, and/or an arcuate path. Selection of the lane geometry along with appropriate control of belt velocities enable high rates of applying labels to articles and particularly containers having compound curves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION
    Inventors: James P. Lorence, Richard Previty, Alan Green, Frank B. Woznic, Craig W. Potter, Harry Worm, Walt Sofie
  • Publication number: 20120212149
    Abstract: According to one exemplary embodiment, an apparatus, system and method for a remotely powered optical output label is disclosed. The system includes a transmitting device including at least one transmitting antenna and a power source. A receiving label is in remote communication with the transmitting device, the receiving label including a receiving antenna and a capacitor connected to at least one optical element. The optical element may be selectively controlled and powered to variably emit light using energy transmitted by the transmitting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ian J. FORSTER, Craig W. POTTER, Victor P. HOLBERT
  • Publication number: 20120118503
    Abstract: A deformable label processor and related methods are described. The processor is heated and urged against a label, such as a pressure sensitive heat shrink label, to apply the label onto a container or other surface. The processor and methods are well suited for application of labels onto compound curved surfaces. Also described are high volume label application processes using assemblies of multiple label processors. Additional assemblies and methods are described for selectively contacting and adhering regions of a label onto a moving container during labeling operations. Select regions of a label can be wiped to modify or alter label portions that are in contact and not in contact with the container. A label treatment process performed after label application is also disclosed. The treatment process reduces the occurrence of label defects and improves label retention, adherence and aesthetics. The treatment process includes heating an applied label and adhesive to a particular temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: James P. Lorence, Jeremy Bockmuller, Richard L. Cevera, John A. Charny, Nick McClellen, Craig W. Potter, Richard A. Previty, Shawn Ross, Richard W. Sheldon
  • Publication number: 20110198024
    Abstract: A deformable label processor and related methods are described. The processor is heated and urged against a label, such as a heat transfer label, to apply one or more designs from the label onto a container or other surface. The processor and methods are well suited for application of labels onto compound curved surfaces. Also described are high volume label application processes using assemblies of multiple label processors. Additional assemblies and methods are described for selectively contacting and adhering regions of a label onto a moving container during labeling operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION
    Inventors: James P. LORENCE, Jeremy BOCKMULLER, Richard L. CEVERA, John A. CHARNEY, William L. CONE, Liviu DINESCU, Nick McCLELLEN, Richard D. PASTOR, Craig W. POTTER, Richard A. PREVITY, Mitchell J. RACKOVAN, Shawn ROSS, Daniel J. SAVIDENT, Richard W. SHELDON, Osman N. TANRIKULU, Mark J. WYATT
  • Patent number: 7842363
    Abstract: A self-wound decorative dry paint transfer laminate includes a layer of dry paint, a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer on one side of the dry paint layer, and a release liner in releasable contact with the dry paint layer on a side opposite from the pressure-sensitive adhesive. The release liner has a matte release coat layer that contacts the dry paint layer. The matte release coat releasably adheres to the dry paint layer to provide a protective function but also to transfer a decorative matte finish to the dry paint layer when the release liner is removed from the dry paint layer. The opposite side of the release liner has an adhesive release coat that contacts the pressure-sensitive adhesive when the laminate is in a self-wound form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Keith L. Truog, Tamara L. McCartney, Craig W. Potter, Roger A. Fahlsing, Diane B. Ewanko
  • Patent number: 7842364
    Abstract: A self-wound decorative dry paint transfer laminate includes a layer of dry paint, a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer on one side of the dry paint layer, and a release liner in releasable contact with the dry paint layer on a side opposite from the pressure-sensitive adhesive. The release liner has a matte release coat layer that contacts the dry paint layer. The matte release coat releasably adheres to the dry paint layer to provide a protective function but also to transfer a decorative matte finish to the dry paint layer when the release liner is removed from the dry paint layer. The opposite side of the release liner has an adhesive release coat that contacts the pressure-sensitive adhesive when the laminate is in a self-wound form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Keith L. Truog, Tamara L. McCartney, Craig W. Potter, Roger A. Fahlsing, Diane B. Ewanko, Mark John Steinhardt, Anneke Margaret Kaminski, Robert Lawrence Prosise
  • Patent number: 7722938
    Abstract: This disclosed invention relates to a dry paint transfer laminate, comprising: a dry paint film layer comprising a binder and a pigment, the dry paint film layer having an upper surface and a lower surface; an adhesive layer overlying the upper surface of the dry paint film layer; and a release liner overlying the lower surface of the dry paint film layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Keith L. Truog, Craig W. Potter
  • Publication number: 20100112263
    Abstract: A label for application to a surface having at least one compound curve is provided. The label comprises a heat shrinkable film having an inner surface and outer surface and a layer of pressure sensitive adhesive on the inner surface of the heat shrinkable film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION
    Inventors: James P. Lorence, Craig W. Potter, Mitchell J. Rackovan, Richard D. Pastor, William L. Cone