Stamp Handles Patents (Class 101/405)
  • Patent number: 11135864
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stamp comprising a telescoping upper and lower part as well as a printing plate holder pivotally disposed in the lower part to accommodate the stamp plate. A retaining device for a stamp pad is associated with the printing plate holder, and in a rest position the printing plate holder is positioned in the range 80° to 135°, preferably at approximately 90° with respect to a contact area. From this rest position the stamp can be displaced into an operating position to produce a stamped imprint via guide means, whereby the printing plate holder is turned about two guide pins, wherein one guide pin is respectively disposed on a side face of the printing plate holder, and the guide pins simultaneously engage in guide slots in the upper and lower part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Markus Zehetner, Peter Zindl
  • Patent number: 9624613
    Abstract: A method and system of creating a quilted product. A method for the creation of a quilted product includes using a first stamp to apply a coloring liquid to a blank surface to create a first quilted piece. Then, a second stamp is used to apply a coloring liquid to a blank surface to create a second quilted piece. The second quilted piece is adjacent to the first quilted piece such that it abuts against the first quilted piece. Neither the first stamp nor the second stamp comprise an added allowance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Ann Marie Butler
  • Patent number: 9387713
    Abstract: A removable print element assembly can be installed on and removed from a hand stamp without the user's fingers ever being in close proximity to the print element (die). The removable print element assembly can be installed on and removed from a hand printer without the need for a friction fit fastener or mechanical linking device. The removable print element assembly is provided for a hand printer with a support element capable of magnetic engagement. The removable print element assembly comprises a print carrier having a surface for removable magnetic engagement with the support element of the hand printer, a removal actuator, and a print element (die) affixed to the print carrier. The surface for removable magnetic engagement with the hand printer is a magnetic. The surface for removable magnetic engagement with the hand printer is the surface of a magnet fixed to the print carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Sterling Marking Products Inc.
    Inventors: Bob Schram, Cameron Fink
  • Patent number: 8985018
    Abstract: A container system for containing a plurality of ink pads including a cover and a plurality of bases. The cover defines a cover mounting portion. Each base defines a support surface, a first base mounting portion, and a second base mounting portion. Each of the support surfaces is adapted to support at least one of the ink pads. The cover mounting portion is capable of engaging any one of the first base mounting portions to detachably attach the cover to the plurality of bases. The first base mounting portions are capable of engaging the second base mounting portions to detachably attach at least one of the bases to at least another of the bases. The container system operates in a stack mode and in a single mode. In the stack mode, the cover is detachably attached to one of the plurality of bases, and the one of the plurality of bases to which the cover is detachably attached is detachably attached to another of the plurality of bases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Clearsnap Holding, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark G. Patterson
  • Patent number: 8960090
    Abstract: This application relates to a baren 100 comprising a base 20 having a substantially flat surface 21 adapted for applying pressure to a work piece and a handle 10 removably connected to the base 20, wherein the handle 10 has an end that is adapted to receive a craft blade 60. the application also relates to a stamp 200 comprising a base 20? having a stamping surface 50 adapted for transferring a marking medium from the stamping surface 50 to a substrate and a handle 10? removably connected to the base 20?, wherein the handle 10? has an end that is adapted to receive a craft blade 60.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: John Frank Yeomans
  • Patent number: 8931407
    Abstract: A stamp assembly has a bracket, a stamping member, an ink cartridge, a spring, a housing and a pushing device. The stamping member is mounted in the bracket and is capable of being moved in a longitudinal direction relative to the bracket and being rotated. The ink cartridge and the spring are mounted in the bracket. The housing is mounted around the bracket and has a through hole formed through a front side of the housing. The pushing device is mounted on the front side of the housing and has a pushed member. The pushed member is slidably mounted in the through hole and is capable of pushing the ink cartridge out of the bracket. With the pushing device, the stamp assembly is convenient for a user to push and remove the ink cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Sun Same Enterprises Co.,.Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsu-Shen Shih
  • Patent number: 8931408
    Abstract: A sock identification kit includes a housing configured to secure a plurality of ink stamps, a stamp holding device, at least one ink well, and a cleaning member. The stamp holding device includes a handle, actuation assembly, and a pair of clamping members that may be selectively actuated to move the clamping members between open and closed configurations. Accordingly, a selected stamp may be securely removed from the housing, used to imprint ink upon a fabric, and then replaced without ever touching a potentially ink stained stamp with one's hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventors: Debi N. Ruskofsky, Kyle D. Ruskofsky
  • Publication number: 20140305324
    Abstract: This application relates to a baren 100 comprising a base 20 having a substantially flat surface 21 adapted for applying pressure to a work piece and a handle 10 removably connected to the base 20, wherein the handle 10 has an end that is adapted to receive a craft blade 60. the application also relates to a stamp 200 comprising a base 20? having a stamping surface 50 adapted for transferring a marking medium from the stamping surface 50 to a substrate and a handle 10? removably connected to the base 20?, wherein the handle 10? has an end that is adapted to receive a craft blade 60.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: John Frank Yeomans
  • Patent number: 8844440
    Abstract: A marking system for cutting an aperture for pipe clearance has a pipe and a pipe stamp. A stamp posterior side has a posterior aperture fluidly connected to an interior cavity. A first rubber stamp projection has an annulus that projects out and away from the stamp anterior surface. A second rubber stamp projection is centrally located on the stamp anterior surface having a general shape of an “X”. The pipe stamp slides over an end of the pipe via the posterior aperture. The first rubber stamp projection and the second rubber stamp projection are placed against a surface for applying a mark for cutting an aperture for pipe clearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: David E. Barr
  • Patent number: 8701556
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a handheld stamp assembly. The handheld stamp assembly includes a stamp mount having a top member with an opening and a bottom member capable of being slid into the top member along a first direction through the opening, wherein the top member and the bottom member form an enclosure when the top member slides into and is secured with the bottom member; and a handle coupled to the stamp mount in a detachable manner along a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Sun Same Enterprises Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsu-Shen Shih
  • Patent number: 8474505
    Abstract: A tattoo applicator for applying temporary tattoos to a subject, the tattoo applicator including a handheld housing and a sponge moveably supported by the housing to moisten the temporary tattoo and to apply pressure to the temporary tattoo. In some examples, the housing defines a retaining slot for receiving a tattoo-forming sheet. In some examples, the tattoo applicator includes a timer. In some examples, the tattoo applicator includes a push rod and a tattoo mount supported by the housing, the tattoo mount defining a port through which the push rod extends. In some examples, the tattoo applicator includes a fluid reservoir mounted to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Melissa Ozuna, Erika Kane, Craig Stock
  • Patent number: 8408125
    Abstract: A hand-operated stamp (1) includes an at least partially open-pored printing plate (27) which can be displaced counter to a spring force, from a resting position in which it is retracted into a housing (2), into a printing position by an actuation element (3). The printing plate rests against an ink storage body (25) in order to receive stamping ink therefrom, the ink storage body being mounted in a holder (24) which at least partially encloses it. The holder (24) is trough-shaped and is directly locked with a connecting part (6) which is locked with the actuation unit and which comprises at least one refill support (40, 41) which is oriented towards an ink refill opening (42, 43) in the base wall of the holder (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek Gesellschaft M.B.H. & Co. KG
    Inventors: Alois Feilecker, Hartwig Pointl
  • Patent number: 8336454
    Abstract: When a roller is moved to an opening of a case by a pressing action to the roller, a cover member on a stamp face rotates such that the stamp face is exposed at the opening. Such a mechanism allows a working state and an off-duty state of a roller stamp to be easily switched between. Also, the cover member covers the opening side of the stamp face before the roller is squeezed out. Such a configuration prevents the stamp face from being accidentally exposed while the roller stamp is not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Plus Corporation
    Inventor: Jun Ushijima
  • Patent number: 8336455
    Abstract: Provided is a rotary stamp capable of obtaining an imprint having a uniform density. The rotary stamp includes a sheathing (300) covering an outer side of an upper portion of a leg frame body (1), with a spring (5) interposed therebetween, and being movable upward and downward; and a signet body (2) being movable together with the sheathing (300) and being movable upward and downward with respect to the leg frame body (1). When the sheathing (300) is caused to move downward by exerting a pressing force on the sheathing (300), a stamping face of the signet body (2) makes a half turn and advances to a position where the stamping face is brought into contact with a sealing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Toyoda Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masahiro Ando
  • Patent number: 8302530
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stamp (1) comprising a first housing part (3) with a second housing part (4) which can be pivoted relative to the first housing part (3) and with a stamp plate (5) which can be pivoted about an axis (13) disposed in a first end region (12) of the first housing part (3) from a non-operating position into an operating position (10), which stamp plate (5) is disposed between the first housing part (3) and the second housing part (4) in the non-operating position, and when the first housing part (3) is in the operating position (10), the second housing part (4) and the stamp plate (5) form what is approximately a triangle. The second housing part (4) has a guide track (25) locating with the stamp plate (5) and a cam track (18) is disposed on the stamp plate (5) which locates with or can be moved to locate with an operating element (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Trodat GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Zindl, Ronald Kreilhuber, Johann Wilflingseder
  • Patent number: 8302531
    Abstract: One object of the present invention is to provide a self-inking stamp which can easily perform replacement of a character arrangement block or an ink pad without sudden release of locked condition of the stamp during the replacement operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Shachihata Inc.
    Inventors: Takeyuki Kamiyama, Motokazu Ito
  • Patent number: 8117965
    Abstract: A pre-inked hand-held stamp includes a pair of outwardly positioned dust cover doors that are opened by movement of the internal components of the stamp during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Cosco Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Anthony, David M. Hines
  • Publication number: 20120031292
    Abstract: A sock identification kit includes a housing configured to secure a plurality of ink stamps, a stamp holding device, at least one ink well, and a cleaning member. The stamp holding device includes a handle, actuation assembly, and a pair of clamping members that may be selectively actuated to move the clamping members between open and closed configurations. Accordingly, a selected stamp may be securely removed from the housing, used to imprint ink upon a fabric, and then replaced without ever touching a potentially ink stained stamp with one's hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Debi N. Ruskofsky, Kyle D. Ruskofsky
  • Patent number: 8104402
    Abstract: A hand-operated stamp (1) includes an at least partially open-pored printing plate (27) which can be displaced counter to a spring force, from a resting position in which it is retracted into a housing (2), into a printing position by an actuation element (3). The printing plate rests against an ink storage body (25) in order to receive stamping ink therefrom, the ink storage body being mounted in a holder (24) which at least partially encloses it. The holder (24) is trough-shaped and is directly locked with a connecting part (6) which is locked with the actuation unit and which comprises at least one refill support (40, 41) which is oriented towards an ink refill opening (42, 43) in the base wall of the holder (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. KG.
    Inventors: Alois Feilecker, Hartwig Pointl
  • Publication number: 20120017789
    Abstract: This application relates to a baren 100 comprising a base 20 having a substantially flat surface 21 adapted for applying pressure to a work piece and a handle 10 removably connected to the base 20, wherein the handle 10 has an end that is adapted to receive a craft blade 60. the application also relates to a stamp 200 comprising a base 20? having a stamping surface 50 adapted for transferring a marking medium from the stamping surface 50 to a substrate and a handle 10? removably connected to the base 20?, wherein the handle 10? has an end that is adapted to receive a craft blade 60.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventor: John Frank Yeomans
  • Publication number: 20110303111
    Abstract: A stamp for transferring a personalized colored image onto a selected surface includes a stamping surface and a flexible image bearing impermeable substrate of a polymer or copolymer having a textured surface. The stamp may be hand held and may include a handle at its end remote from the stamping surface. The substrate may be separable from and attachable to the stamping surface. One or a plurality of flexible image bearing impermeable substrates may be provided. The substrate material is preferably ethylene vinyl acetate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventor: Terrence William Bolton
  • Publication number: 20110277651
    Abstract: A removable print element assembly can be installed on and removed from a hand stamp without the user's fingers ever being in close proximity to the print element (die). The removable print element assembly can be installed on and removed from a hand printer without the need for a friction fit fastener or mechanical linking device. The removable print element assembly is provided for a hand printer with a support element capable of magnetic engagement. The removable print element assembly comprises a print carrier having a surface for removable magnetic engagement with the support element of the hand printer, a removal actuator, and a print element (die) affixed to the print carrier. The surface for removable magnetic engagement with the hand printer is a magnetic. The surface for removable magnetic engagement with the hand printer is the surface of a magnet fixed to the print carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: Sterling Marking Products Inc.
    Inventors: Bob SCHRAM, Cameron Fink
  • Patent number: 8051860
    Abstract: An eyebrow makeup application device includes a handle and an eyebrow-shaped stamp. The handle is preferably configured with a first handle end comprising a first fastening connection and with a grip section. The stamp has a skin-facing front surface configured with the desired eyebrow design. The front surface is configured to contact the cosmetic coloring composition and to retain enough of the composition to imprint the desired eyebrow design onto the eyebrow area. A second fastening connection on the rear base of the stamp is configured to connect the stamp to the handle via the first fastening connection, either permanently or removably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Inventor: Suely Pereira
  • Patent number: 8028622
    Abstract: A container system for containing a plurality of ink pads comprises a cover defining a cover mounting portion and a plurality of bases. Each base defines a support wall portion defining a support surface, a first wall portion defining a first base mounting portion, and a second wall portion defining a second base mounting portion. At least one of the ink pads is supported on each of the support surfaces. The cover mounting portion is capable of engaging the first base mounting portions to detachably attach the cover to one of the plurality of bases to define a cover chamber. The first base mounting portions are capable of engaging the second base mounting portions to detachably attach at least one of the bases to at least another of the bases to define at least one base chamber. The container system operates in a stack mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Clearsnap Holding, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark G. Patterson
  • Patent number: 8006615
    Abstract: A stencil stamp includes a number of stencils having openings with various shapes, with the stencils being individually attached to a housing of the stencil stamp so that the stencils can be easily and cleanly changed. The stencil stamp also includes a cover for preventing the evaporation of ink from a pad within the stencil stamp. In a first version, a stencil and/or the cover is slid into a slot within the housing. In a second version, the housing includes a threaded surface for the attachment of a stencil and/or the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Zoya, Inc.
    Inventors: Nancy Allen, Zoya Hajianpour
  • Publication number: 20110146513
    Abstract: This application relates to a baren 100 comprising a base 20 having a substantially flat surface 21 adapted for applying pressure to a work piece and a handle 10 removably connected to the base 20, wherein the handle 10 has an end that is adapted to receive a craft blade 60. the application also relates to a stamp 200 comprising a base 20? having a stamping surface 50 adapted for transferring a marking medium from the stamping surface 50 to a substrate and a handle 10? removably connected to the base 20?, wherein the handle 10? has an end that is adapted to receive a craft blade 60.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventor: John Frank Yeomans
  • Publication number: 20100300314
    Abstract: A stamp structure comprises a stamp pad and a handle. The stamp pad includes an image piece, a buffer piece, a twin adhesive, and an adhesion piece, arranged from bottom to top. A gum is located between the image piece and the buffer piece. The bottom surface of the handle has an adhesion area, which is selectively adhering on the adhesion piece. Since users can make the adhesion piece of the stamp pad to adhere or to detach on the adhesion area at their will, they can choose different stamp pads to adhere on the same handle. Compared with traditional stamp structure, the present invention can help to save the material of the handle and the room to accommodate the stamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventor: Ying-I CHEN
  • Patent number: 7761959
    Abstract: A handle assembly for a stamp has a frame, a handle and a connector. The handle and the connector are mounted respectively on opposite sides of the frame and connect with each other. Therefore, the connection between the handle and the connector is firm and robust and the stamp has a durable handle assembly with increased use-life and reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Inventor: Shiny Shih
  • Patent number: 7743703
    Abstract: A self-inking stamp with a stamp housing (4) in which a stamp type unit (3), which is coupled to an actuating bow (5) that is displaceable relative to the stamp housing (4), is mounted so as to be displaceable and at the same time to be pivotable by 180°, and with a handle (21) connected to the actuating bow (5) by snap-in engagement, which handle is designed as a hollow body (21?) having a cover (84), the hollow body (21?) having an inner tubular member (82) which, when the actuating bow is actuated against the force of a spring (18), is displaceable along a tubular member (19) connected to the stamp housing (4); a projecting hollow extension (70) is provided on the actuating bow (5), which extension (70), in the mounted position, extends into the hollow body (21) of the handle and guides the tubular member (19) connected to the stamp housing (4), and which has at least one snap-in element (73) which is engaged with a corresponding snap-in element (79) on the inner tubular member (82) of the handle (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. KG
    Inventor: Manfred Ameshofer
  • Patent number: 7707933
    Abstract: A golf ball stamper which securely holds a golf ball while the golf ball is stamped. The golf ball stamper comprises a handle, a stamping element coupled to the handle, and a golf ball receptacle sized to hold a golf ball. When the handle is pushed, the stamping element applies a stamp to the golf ball. The golf ball receptacle stabilizes and holds the golf ball while it is stamped to ensure a legible stamp is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Inventor: Khosrow Daivari
  • Patent number: 7698998
    Abstract: A portable cable marking mechanism includes a gun-like housing with a pivotally mounted trigger assembly for moving a stamping unit along a predetermined inking path to engage in sequence an inking pad of a replaceable ink cartridge for inking the stamping unit and then a cable sleeve for providing the cable sleeve with customized indicia markings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Inventor: William Bourgeois
  • Patent number: 7678423
    Abstract: An elastomeric stamp is used to deposit material on a non-planar substrate. A vacuum mold is used to deform the elastomeric stamp and pressure is applied to transfer material from the stamp to the substrate. By decreasing the vacuum applied by the vacuum mold, the elasticity of the stamp may be used to apply this pressure. Pressure also may be applied by applying a force to the substrate and/or the stamp. The use of an elastomeric stamp allows for patterned layers to be deposited on a non-planar substrate with reduced chance of damage to the patterned layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of Michigan, The Trustees of Princeton University
    Inventors: Stephen Forrest, Xin Xu, Xiangfei Qi, Marcelo Davanco
  • Patent number: 7600471
    Abstract: A proofing tool including an anilox roll and an impression roll that are shiftable relative to each other between an engaged position and a disengaged position. The invention further includes a positive rotational linkage between the anilox roll and the impression roll whereby a pitch velocity of the anilox roll and a pitch velocity of the impression roll are substantially matched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Inventor: Ronald K. Westby
  • Patent number: 7574956
    Abstract: A proofing tool, including an anilox roll and an impression roll shiftable relative to each other from an engaged position and a disengaged position and a positive stop nip adjustment mechanism. operably connected to the anilox roll and the impression roll and being adjustable whereby when the anilox roll and the impression roll are in the engaged position the positive stop prevents the nip distance from being smaller than a set value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Integrity Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald K. Westby
  • Patent number: 7520221
    Abstract: A device for securing a turning axle (9) of a type unit (3) to an actuating bow (5) of a self-inking stamp (1) having a turning mechanism (2), with at least one bushing-shaped axle-securing member (12) which, in the mounted position, is slid onto an end region of the turning axle (9) with a bushing body (95) and externally contacts the actuating bow (5) with a radial projection (96), wherein the bushing body (95) includes at least one tongue-like, resiliently radially deflectable snap-in element (98) with a radially inwardly oriented snap-in projection (99) which, in the mounted position, engages in a snap-in depression (101) provided as corresponding snap-in element in the turning axle (9) in the end region of the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. KG.
    Inventor: Manfred Ameshofer
  • Patent number: 7506582
    Abstract: A hand stamp that has a frame member that holds an ink cartridge. The cartridge has an ink storage layer and an image forming layer. An upstanding wall surrounds the ink storage layer forming an ink reservoir. There is a ledge surrounding the inside of the stamp frame that has an adhesive applied to it. The top of the upstanding wall on the ink storage layer is attached to the frame member by the adhesive. There is an ink impervious coating applied to the top of the upstanding wall where the ink cartridge attaches to the stamp frame so that the bond between the ink cartridge and frame is not compromised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Inventor: Craig J. Petersen
  • Patent number: 7487723
    Abstract: A two-ended ink stamper has at least one handle with at least two ends. A first frame and a second frame are provided, and each frame is disposed adjacent to a different one of the ends of the handle. Each frame extends in a different direction from the handle. At least two platens are respectively operatively attached to, and disposed within, one of the frames for selective movement within the frame between a non-marking position and a marking position. Each platen is secured to the handle and extends outward from a different end of the handle. Thus, moving the handle moves the platens relative to the frames and between non-marking and marking positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Cosco Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Brett R. Moody
  • Publication number: 20090025590
    Abstract: Easter bunny tracks may be laid onto the ground using a track-laying device to dispense flour or another material contrasting with the ground. Other desired track shapes (such as tracks of Santa's reindeer) may be laid using a track-laying device and suitable dispensed material. A handle with a ground-contacting rubber tip makes the device especially convenient to operate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventor: David W. Hebda
  • Patent number: 7464643
    Abstract: The invention relates to a self-inking hand stamp (1) comprising a housing (2) and an actuating arc (3) that can be displaced in relation to the housing and in which a stamp type part with axial parts (10, 11) is mounted, said axial parts protruding through slit-type openings (25) in lateral walls (8, 9) of the housing (2). At least one of said axial parts is held in a recess (26, 27) in one of the lateral parts (12, 13) of the actuating arc (3) by means of a separately produced fixing element. The fixing element can be introduced into the recess (26, 27), and locked therein, in such a way that the axis thereof is parallel to the axis of the recess, said fixing element comprising at least one locking element (29, 30; 35) that co-operates with a corresponding locking element (31; 37, 38) on the lateral side (12, 13) of the actuating arc (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. KG
    Inventor: Hartwig Pointl
  • Patent number: 7455012
    Abstract: A rubber stamp package includes a multiplicity of rubber stamps each having a body of circular cross section, a flexible stamp indicium on one surface thereof, and a handle on the other surface thereof, with a free end of the handle being of dome-shaped configuration. A synthetic resin container stores the stamps and has a base section with a multiplicity of spaced circular recesses seating the body of the stamps and a cooperatively dimensioned and configured cover section having a complementary pattern of generally spherical recesses for seating the free ends of the stamp handles. The container sections are releasably held in a closed relationship by interengaging elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Inventor: Joseph R. Murphy
  • Patent number: 7387068
    Abstract: A method of making an ink stamp includes providing a first porous structure having a top surface, a bottom surface and porous edges extending between the top and bottom surfaces, loading a first ink into the first porous structure, and providing a second porous structure having a top surface, a bottom surface and porous edges extending between the top and bottom surfaces. The method includes loading a second ink into the second porous structure, applying energy to one of the porous edges of the first porous structure to transform the porous edge to an edge having a non-porous surface, and assembling the first porous structure with the second porous structure so that the non-porous edge of the first porous structure is in direct contact with one of the porous edges of the second porous structure. The non-porous edge prevents the first ink from passing through the non-porous edge to the second porous structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Trodat GmbH
    Inventor: Doogong Yip
  • Publication number: 20080118605
    Abstract: A novel baking stamp imprints designs comprising alphanumeric symbols or graphics into baked goods. Recesses in the novel baking stamp allow the alphanumeric symbols and graphics to be clearly shown in baked goods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Inventor: Nanette Theresa Owen
  • Patent number: 7337719
    Abstract: A hand stamp includes a unitary marking structure having a plurality of ink-storing regions. The unitary marking structure has front and rear surfaces and substantially porous portions between the front and rear surfaces. The unitary marking structure has a first region adapted to store a first ink and a second region adapted to store a second ink. The first and second inks may be different, such as different colors. A substantially non-porous barrier is provided between the first and second regions of the marking structure to prevent the inks from migrating between the first and second regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: M&R Marking Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven J. Sculler
  • Patent number: 7334521
    Abstract: A two-ended ink stamper has at least one handle with at least two ends. A first frame and a second frame are provided, and each frame is disposed adjacent to a different one of the ends of the handle. Each frame extends in a different direction from the handle. At least two platens are respectively operatively attached to, and disposed within, one of the frames for selective movement within the frame between a non-marking position and a marking position. Each platen is secured to the handle and extends outward from a different end of the handle. Thus, moving the handle moves the platens relative to the frames and between non-marking and marking positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Cosco Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Brett R. Moody
  • Patent number: 7296515
    Abstract: A stamp housing that defines an interior channel and a window, with a carrier received within the channel and movable from a first position to a second position, and a stamp body attached to the carrier and configured with a stamp image that receives an ink for transferring the stamp image to an article upon pressing application against the article with the carrier in the second position aligning the stamp image with the window of the housing, with the first position enclosing the stamp image remotely within the housing and non-aligned with the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: IDG, LLC
    Inventor: Chanseol Chung
  • Patent number: 7273009
    Abstract: A hand stamp includes a first marking structure having a front surface adapted to print a first ink onto an object, a rear surface and peripheral edges extending between the front and rear surfaces. The hand stamp includes a second marking structure having a front surface adapted to print a second ink onto an object, a rear surface and peripheral edges extending between the front and rear surfaces of the second marking structure. The first and second marking structures are permanently assembled together so that at least one of the edges of the first marking structure opposes at least one of the edges of the second marking structure, whereby at least one of the opposing edges has a non-porous surface for preventing migration of the first ink of the first marking structure with the second ink of the second marking structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Assignee: M&R Marking Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Doogong Yip
  • Patent number: 7216586
    Abstract: A portable stamp assembly includes a cover composed of an upper cover and a lower cover pivotally connected to the upper cover. An ink receptacle is securely received in the lower cover and a plate having a pattern formed on a side thereof is pivotally connected to the upper cover. When the plate is at the first position, the plate is received in the first receiving space of the upper cover to have the pattern in constant engagement with ink inside the ink receptacle. When the plate is at the second position, the plate is connected to the lower cover so as to allow the upper cover, the lower cover and the plate to form a triangle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: Megilo Co. Ltd
    Inventor: Yuan-Tsai Yu
  • Patent number: 7111554
    Abstract: A lock apparatus for securing a hand-stamping device to prevent an unauthorized stamping operation includes two locking heads constructed to establish a ridged interconnection with the base frame and the upper actuator frame of the hand-stamping device. The locking heads are releasable interconnected by parallel spaced apart struts for connecting the locking heads in a space apart relation for receiving the hand-stamping device between the struts whereby the locking heads and the struts encircle the outer periphery of the hand-stamping device. A lock is used to interlocking the locking heads in a spaced apart relation between the struts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Commonwealth Notary Supplies, Inc.
    Inventor: Marc L. Aronson
  • Patent number: 7086331
    Abstract: A hand-held ink stamper has a base, an actuator slidably disposed on the base, and a die mount movably mounted within the base. The die mount is connected to the actuator and movable to at least a printing position upon movement of the actuator. A die is mounted on the die mount. A first, removable ink supply is mounted within the base at a first position and provides ink to the die. At least one second, spare, removable ink supply is stored within the base at a second position. The second ink supply is removable for replacing the first ink supply by moving the second ink supply to the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Cosco Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Brett Moody
  • Patent number: 7077063
    Abstract: A hand stamp that has a frame member that has mounted therein an image forming stamping member. This can be either an ink cartridge or a flexible rubber die. The cartridge has an ink storage layer and an image forming layer with an image thereon. The die is a conventional raised indicia die. There is a ledge surrounding the inside of the frame member that has an adhesive applied to it to hold either the ink cartridge or the rubber die. A bottom tray is snugly yet removably attached to the bottom of the frame. The bottom tray protects the stamping member and has a protruding post that provides for mounting multiple stamps, one on top of another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Inventor: Craig J. Petersen