Including Means For Removing At Least Part Of The Original Mailing Address From The Original Envelope Patents (Class 229/305)
  • Patent number: 9878825
    Abstract: Automation-compatible reusable envelopes are embedded in standard envelope layouts, having a top flap outgoing envelope and an opposing bottom return seal flap. The return flap is formed by a person removing a unique flared tear strip that removes undesirable outgoing postal codes, and also forms a tapered return seal flap. The unique flare at each end of the tear strip is formed with lines of weakness that primarily extend parallel to the long bottom edge of the envelope, but that also wrap from the face across the bottom edge and then to the side edge of the envelope. A security tab and/or bridge structure is formed by removing a tear strip on the envelope, allowing access into the envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: ECOENVELOPES, LLC
    Inventor: Gale G. Ward
  • Patent number: 8714437
    Abstract: A printable sheet or container material includes a front panel having an integral separable portion formed by a tearable line or lines. When desired a patch, second layer or folded panel may be incorporated adjacent to or behind the separable portion and attached with at least one affixation point. The tearable line has a plurality of cut lines separated by connectors and can include channeling cuts and/or partially overlapping cuts to ensure a desired tearing path. The patch, second layer or folded panel can have windows, layers or patches, printed graphics or other embellishments. The separable portion, a remaining portion and/or the patch can include a foldable, or overlapping, or tearable or detachable section that can be utilized as an advertising or messaging device and an affixation device to reseal and or reuse the separable portion, or portions, or patch, or section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Gary Glenn Emmott
  • Publication number: 20140001251
    Abstract: The present teachings relate to a mailpiece and method for assembling a mailpiece using a document processing system such as a wrapper system. The assembled mailpiece has outgoing and reply envelope functionality. In the outgoing format, the mailpiece may optionally contain advertisements, inserted documents, or coupons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: BELL AND HOWELL, LLC
    Inventors: Mark VAN GORP, Elizabeth L. MANNING, Gerard A. DEROME
  • Patent number: 8544720
    Abstract: The present teachings relate to techniques and equipment to prepare articles of manufacture that can be used in a document processing system, such as a wrapping document processing system, that individually wraps each form in a manner that produces a mailpiece. The manufactured mailpiece is an integrated bidirectional mailpiece having outgoing and return envelope functionality. In the outgoing format, the integrated mailpiece may optionally contain advertisements, coupons, inserted documents, statements or payment coupons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Bell and Howell, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Van Gorp, Elizabeth L. Manning
  • Patent number: 8342390
    Abstract: Two-way disc mailers for mailing DVDs, CDs, video game discs, or other discs from a sender to a recipient via first class mail. The disc mailer provides improved automated mail processing while weighing less than or equal to 1 ounce, including the weight of the disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventors: Thomas C. Potter, Christopher M. Stratton, Hernan A. Borja, Nan K. McKenzie
  • Patent number: 8245904
    Abstract: Forms having return postcards are described herein. An example form to be folded as an outgoing mailer includes a quadrate sheet of paper having a first face opposite a second face, substantially parallel top and bottom edges, and substantially parallel first and second side edges, where the first and second side edges are substantially perpendicular to the top and bottom edges. The form includes at least first, second, and third fold lines parallel to the top and bottom edges to divide the sheet into at least first, second, third, and fourth panels. The second face of the second panel and the second face of the third panel fold onto each other to form a postcard when the sheet is double parallel folded about the fold lines. At least a first portion of the second face of the second panel and at least a second portion of the second face of the third panel include a first adhesive area to couple the second and third panels when the sheet is folded along the fold lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Moore Wallace North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Clark Dyer
  • Patent number: 8201725
    Abstract: Mailer forms having return mail pieces are described herein. An example form to be folded as an outgoing mailer includes a sheet having substantially parallel top and bottom edges, and substantially parallel first and second side edges, where the first and second side edges are substantially perpendicular to the top and bottom edges. The form includes a first fold line substantially parallel to a second fold line to allow the sheet to fold as an outgoing mailer. A perforation divides the sheet into a removable portion and a reply portion. The form 102 also includes a third fold line different from the first and second fold lines to form a reply mail piece when the removable portion is detached from the sheet and the reply portion is folded along the third fold line. The perforation and the third fold line are substantially parallel to the first and second fold lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Moore Wallace North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Clark Dyer
  • Publication number: 20110153527
    Abstract: The invention comprises a blank for an envelope including a front panel, a rear panel and a closure panel, the closure panel being connectable in use to the front panel, the blank having two gluing areas by which the closure panel may be connected to the front panel in use. A removable strip is provided between the gluing areas, the removable strip being of sufficient dimensions to receive indicia associated with a first mailing thereon, at least some of which indicia are removed when the envelope is opened by removing the removable strip after the first mailing. The envelope may also have a second removable area. The removable strip may be wide enough to reveal a response indicia imprinted on the first panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventor: Stephen Francis Smythe
  • Publication number: 20110121064
    Abstract: The present teachings relate to methods and systems for preparing an integrated mailpiece using a document processing system such as a wrapping document processing system. The manufactured mailpiece is an integrated bidirectional mailpiece having outgoing and return envelope functionality. In the outgoing format, the integrated mailpiece may optionally contain advertisements, coupons, inserted documents, statements or payment coupons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: Mark Van Gorp, Elizabeth L. Manning
  • Publication number: 20110084122
    Abstract: An example linerless two-ply mailer including multiple detachable elements is disclosed. The example mailer includes a first ply having opposing top and bottom edges, opposing first and second side edges substantially perpendicular to the top edge, a first face and a second face opposite the first face, and a second ply substantially the same size as the first ply and having a first face and a second face opposite the first face. The example mailer also includes a first indicia area on the first face of the first and second ply, while an adhesive is applied to adhere the second face of the first ply directly to the second face of the second ply to form the linerless mailer. At least one pattern of weakness is formed in the first and second plies and offset from each of the top and bottom edges and the first and second side edges of the first and second ply to form a removable first element and a removable second element. The first element and second element are separately removable from the mailer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventor: Gordon Rodgers
  • Publication number: 20110079638
    Abstract: Two-way disc mailers for mailing DVDs, CDs, video game discs, or other discs from a sender to a recipient via first class mail. The disc mailer provides improved automated mail processing while weighing less than or equal to 1 ounce, including the weight of the disc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventors: Thomas C. POTTER, Christopher M. STRATTON, Hernan A. BORJA, Nan K. MCKENZIE
  • Patent number: 7854369
    Abstract: An envelope includes a front wall and an overlying back wall. The front wall and the back wall are connected around mutual edges to form an enclosed pouch. One of the front wall and the back wall includes a message portion separable from remaining portions of the one of the front wall and the back wall. A release sheet is secured to an inside surface of the one of the front wall and the back wall overlying the message portion. The message portion comprises areas of removable adhesive or multiple reuse adhesive and is secured to the release sheet by the multiple reuse adhesive to form a repositionable note once removed from the one of the front wall and the back wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: MailAgain, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Ignatius Keefe
  • Patent number: 7815099
    Abstract: The present invention provides reusable envelope structures that also provide advertising, promotional or other correspondence functions as well as methods of use thereof. In preferred aspects, the present invention provides envelope structures in which a single envelope structure can provide multiple uses. A reusable envelope structure in accordance with the present invention comprises a reusable flap and a removable portion that may comprise a coupon or similar advertising, promotional or correspondence device. An envelope in accordance with the present invention is designed so that removal of the removable portion also functions to open the envelope a first time by the reusable flap. The envelope can be reused by closing the envelope a second time with the reusable flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Ecoenvelopes, LLC
    Inventor: Carol A. DeLaVergne
  • Patent number: 7798392
    Abstract: A one and two-way disc mailer for mailing DVDs, CDs, video game discs, or other discs from a sender to a recipient via first class mail. The disc mailer provides improved protection to the disc during mail processing while weighing less than or equal to 1 ounce, including the weight of the disc, for first-class compatibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventors: Thomas C. Potter, Christopher M. Stratton, Hernan A. Borja
  • Publication number: 20100230481
    Abstract: A printable sheet or container material includes a front panel having an integral separable portion formed by a tearable line or lines. When desired a patch, second layer or folded panel may be incorporated adjacent to or behind the separable portion and attached with at least one affixation point. The tearable line has a plurality of cut lines separated by connectors and can include channeling cuts and/or partially overlapping cuts to ensure a desired tearing path. The patch, second layer or folded panel can have windows, layers or patches, printed graphics or other embellishments. The separable portion, a remaining portion and/or the patch can include a foldable, or overlapping, or tearable or detachable section that can be utilized as an advertising or messaging device and an affixation device to reseal and or reuse the separable portion, or portions, or patch, or section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventor: Gary Glenn Emmott
  • Patent number: 7775420
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a reusable mailer capable of preventing the undesirable positioning during re-mailing thereof of at least one postal marking that may be made to the mailer during processing of the initial mailing thereof includes a removable initial seal flap disposed near the bottom of the mailer during the initial mailing thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventor: Gary Glenn Emmott
  • Publication number: 20100193581
    Abstract: Mailer forms having return mail pieces are described herein. An example form to be folded as an outgoing mailer includes a sheet having substantially parallel top and bottom edges, and substantially parallel first and second side edges, where the first and second side edges are substantially perpendicular to the top and bottom edges. The form includes a first fold line substantially parallel to a second fold line to allow the sheet to fold as an outgoing mailer. A perforation divides the sheet into a removable portion and a reply portion. The form 102 also includes a third fold line different from the first and second fold lines to form a reply mail piece when the removable portion is detached from the sheet and the reply portion is folded along the third fold line. The perforation and the third fold line are substantially parallel to the first and second fold lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventor: Michael Clark Dyer
  • Patent number: 7726550
    Abstract: A mailer is disclosed for distributing advertisements and invoices. The mailer provides an envelope for returning the invoices and a buck slip for displaying advertisements and incentives. The return mailer is attached to the mailer and removed from the mailer simultaneously upon the opening of the mailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Wilen Press, LC
    Inventor: Richard Wilen
  • Patent number: 7721943
    Abstract: A two way mailer for conveying an item from a sender to a recipient and back is disclosed. The two way mailer comprises a base panel, a sender address panel, and a recipient address panel. The base panel and the sender address panel may be made from a single contiguous piece of material or from non-contiguous pieces of material. The recipient address panel is preferentially part of the same contiguous material as the base panel and the sender address panel. The sender address panel is affixed by at least one adhesive region to the base panel to form a pocket for containing the item during mailing. The size of the pocket eliminates free space and flushes the item with an edge of the pocket which first enters automated postal processing equipment. In this configuration, a fragile item may be conveyed from the sender to the recipient and from the recipient back to the sender without damage to the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Moore Wallace North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Perrone, Laura Leigh Helfers, Jeffrey W. Banks, Jon Bartelli, Harvey Halperin
  • Publication number: 20100038414
    Abstract: Reusable mailers and method of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventor: Carol A. DeLaVergne
  • Publication number: 20090302099
    Abstract: The present invention provides reusable envelope structures, kits for forming reusable envelope structures, and methods of using envelopes formed from such structures and kits. Reusable envelope structures can be formed and kits can be formed for converting existing envelopes to reusable envelopes in accordance with the present invention. As such, envelopes may advantageously be provided that can be reused one or more times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventor: Carol A. DeLa Vergne
  • Patent number: 7568613
    Abstract: An envelope for conveying an item from a sender to a recipient and back with a window and unique identifying indicia. The envelope comprises a base panel with a window, a sender address panel, and a recipient address panel. The sender address panel is affixed to the base panel by an adhesive region, which defines a pocket sized to accept an item. The adhesive region extends laterally on the base panel to ensure that a postal cancellation is not applied to an area overlying the item. The recipient address panel is joined to the base panel by a detachable joint. A fragile item may be conveyed from the sender to the recipient and back without damage to the item. The base panel includes indicia that uniquely identify the envelope among a plurality of envelopes. Reading the indicia assists in resolving inventory problems, for example, when unknown items are returned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Netflix, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Dillon, W. Douglas Strabel, Gordon P. Rosete, Jon Johnson, Gregory Kinney, Andrew Rendich
  • Patent number: 7549571
    Abstract: The present invention provides reusable envelope structures, kits for forming reusable envelope structures, and methods of using envelopes formed from such structures and kits. Reusable envelope structures can be formed and kits can be formed for converting existing envelopes to reusable envelopes in accordance with the present invention. As such, envelopes may advantageously be provided that can be reused one or more times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: ecoEnvelopes, LLC
    Inventor: Carol A. DeLaVergne
  • Patent number: 7469816
    Abstract: A mailer primarily composed of three layers, or sheets, that are fastened on top of one-another. A back sheet forms the back of both the outgoing and return mail pieces. The back sheet includes the reclosable flap and further includes an opening to allow external viewing of an identification code marked on a media sleeve that is placed in the finished mailer. A second sheet is a middle sheet fastened on top of the back sheet. The middle sheet also has an opening, and is attached to the back sheet such that the middle sheets opening aligns with the back sheet opening. A disk receiving slot is formed between the back sheet and the middle sheet. The aligned openings in the back and middle sheets are located in a center of the disk receiving slot. A third top sheet is removably attached on top of the middle sheet. The top sheet includes delivery markings for original mailing portion of the mailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignees: Pitney Bowes Inc., Newline Noosh, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas H. Rosenkranz, Russell W. Holbrook, Egbert E. Most, Harvey Halperin, Peter Faucetta
  • Patent number: 7438213
    Abstract: A return envelope for a ballot on which the voter's address is printed has a folding flap configured so as to eliminate the possibility that the return envelope with an enclosed ballot will be returned to the voter's address and assures that it will be returned to the organization of service providing or conducting the election. The envelope flap also is folded so as to provide verification information from the voter while maintaining the contents of the envelope secret.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: K & H Printers-Lithographers, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay C. Ackley, David W. Haines, Vernon R. Haines
  • Patent number: 7401727
    Abstract: A mailing and response envelope for conveying an item from a sender to a recipient and back is disclosed. The envelope comprises a base panel, a sender address panel, and a recipient address panel. The sender address panel is affixed to the base panel by an adhesive region. The sender address panel and adhesive region define a pocket sized to accept an item. The adhesive region extends laterally on the base panel in an amount selected to ensure that a postal cancellation is not applied to an area overlying the item. The recipient address panel is joined to the base panel by a detachable joint. In this configuration, a fragile item may be conveyed from the sender to the recipient and from the recipient back to the sender without damage to the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Netflix, Inc.
    Inventors: Ligia S. Calonje, Roy Carrillo, Thomas R. Dillion, W. Reed Hastings, Gregory K. Stahl, W. Douglas Strabel, Gordon P. Rosete
  • Patent number: 7350820
    Abstract: An assembly for mailing an article requiring special services and a method for mailing same are provided. The assembly includes a return postcard, two anchor portions disposed on either side of the postcard, printer track strips having a plurality of holes for engaging a printer, such as a dot matrix printer, and a hole capable of being sensed by another type of printer, such as a thermal printer. The indicia printed upon the mailing assembly including the designator indicating the special service required, are printed using a single color thereby simplifying the printing process. The return postcard is removably attached to anchor portions such that the return postcard remains attached to the envelope until received by the addressee, at which time the return postcard may be removed from the anchor portions. The assembly is designed to incorporate a form into the return postcard to simplify preparation of the mailpiece for delivery by the special service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: United Systems of Arkansas
    Inventor: Glenn Petkovsek
  • Patent number: 7331509
    Abstract: A severable carton wall includes a substantially vertically disposed composite wall formed from a pair of overlapping panels joined along a seam, and a frangible line extending across the composite wall, traversing the seam, defining a removable upper portion of the composite wall. An extensively-weakened segment of the frangible line that substantially traverses the seam is shaped and disposed such that the extensively-weakened segment defines a notch in the removable upper portion within the seam of the removable upper portion. The extensively-weakened segment includes a pair of cut lines formed respectively in the end portions of the panels such that the cut lines define a pair of secured protrusions formed respectively from the panels and extending upwardly from the lower portion of the composite wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Packaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Bates, James R. Oliff
  • Patent number: 7201305
    Abstract: A continuous feed, multipart, multilayer form having detachable pin feed edges on each side sized to fit a pin feed impact printer for producing a postal envelope system is disclosed. Each part of the multipart form may have a top sheet, an outgoing envelope, an information sheet and a reply envelope. A series of coatings may be selectively applied to parts of the multipart form so that information impact printed on top sheet produces an addressed and sealable reply envelope, and an information sheet, removably contained within a sealed and addressed outgoing envelope including a postage permit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Inventor: Manuel A. Correa
  • Patent number: 6966484
    Abstract: A mailing and response envelope for conveying an item from a sender to a recipient and back is disclosed. The envelope comprises a base panel, a sender address panel, and a recipient address panel. The sender address panel is affixed to the base panel by an adhesive region. The sender address panel and adhesive region define a pocket sized to accept an item. The adhesive region extends laterally on the base panel in an amount selected to ensure that a postal cancellation is not applied to an area overlying the item. The recipient address panel is joined to the base panel by a detachable joint. In this configuration, a fragile item may be conveyed from the sender to the recipient and from the recipient back to the sender without damage to the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: Netflix, Inc.
    Inventors: Ligia S. Calonje, Roy Carrillo, Thomas R. Dillon, W. Reed Hastings, Gregory K. Stahl, W. Douglas Strabel, Gordon P. Rosete
  • Patent number: 6951279
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a packaging system and apparatus for transporting digital media, such as DVDs or compact discs. In accordance with a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the packaging system includes an inner pocket made of high-density polyethylene fiber material for retaining digital media such as DVDs or compact discs, a protective jacket made of reinforced material such as cardboard into which the inner pocket may be inserted, a light-weight envelope with an opening into which the protective jacket and the inner pocket containing the digital media may be inserted, where the envelope has a detachable lid for sealing the envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: Gamefly, Inc.
    Inventors: David Hodess, Jung Suh, Sean E. Spector
  • Patent number: 6866190
    Abstract: A mailing envelope assembly is disclosed. The assembly includes a sealed outer envelope. The assembly further includes an inner envelope contained within the outer envelope. The inner envelope has a flap, closed ends and an interior portion. The interior portion has an interior longitudinal length and an interior transverse width. The assembly still further includes a foldable insert that is contained and oriented within the outer envelope. The insert typically has a longitudinal length as contained in the outer envelope that is greater than the interior longitudinal length of the inner envelope. The longitudinal length of the insert as contained in the outer envelope is no greater than twice the interior transverse width of the inner envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: Sleepeck Printing Company
    Inventor: Ake L. Dahlquist
  • Patent number: 6814278
    Abstract: An integral frame and mailer formed from a single blank is disclosed. The blank includes a frame having a frame front panel and a frame rear panel, the frame rear panel being connected to a mailer rear panel along a fold line. A mailer front panel is foldably connected to the mailer front panel, wherein the mailer front panel and mailer rear panel effectively sandwich the frame front panel and frame rear panel therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Omnifile, Inc.
    Inventors: William Gerrie, Louis Thyroff
  • Publication number: 20040206808
    Abstract: A mailing and response envelope for conveying an item from a sender to a recipient and back is disclosed. The envelope comprises a base panel, a sender address panel, and a recipient address panel. The sender address panel is affixed to the base panel by an adhesive region. The sender address panel and adhesive region define a pocket sized to accept an item. The adhesive region extends laterally on the base panel in an amount selected to ensure that a postal cancellation is not applied to an area overlying the item. The recipient address panel is joined to the base panel by a detachable joint. In this configuration, a fragile item may be conveyed from the sender to the recipient and from the recipient back to the sender without damage to the item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2004
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Inventors: Ligia S. Calonje, Roy Carrillo, Thomas R. Dillion, W. Reed Hastings, Gregory K. Stahl, W. Douglas Strabel, Gordon P. Rosete
  • Publication number: 20040050918
    Abstract: The present invention provides reusable envelope structures, kits for forming reusable envelope structures, and methods of using envelopes formed from such structures and kits. Reusable envelope structures can be formed and kits can be formed for converting existing envelopes to reusable envelopes in accordance with the present invention. As such, envelopes may advantageously be provided that can be reused one or more times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2003
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventor: Carol A. DeLaVergne
  • Publication number: 20040050919
    Abstract: A mailing and response envelope for conveying an item from a sender to a recipient and back is disclosed. The envelope comprises a base panel, a sender address panel, and a recipient address panel. The sender address panel is affixed to the base panel by an adhesive region. The sender address panel and adhesive region define a pocket sized to accept an item. The adhesive region extends laterally on the base panel in an amount selected to ensure that a postal cancellation is not applied to an area overlying the item. The recipient address panel is joined to the base panel by a detachable joint. In this configuration, a fragile item may be conveyed from the sender to the recipient and from the recipient back to the sender without damage to the item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2002
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventors: Ligia S. Calonje, Roy Carrillo, Thomas R. Dillon, W. Reed Hastings, Gregory K. Stahl, W. Douglas Strabel, Gordon P. Rosete
  • Patent number: 6626755
    Abstract: A carbonless form is provided that may be folded selectively into a duplicating state or a non-duplicating state. In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, a carbonless form is provided comprising a form sheet, a transverse fold line, an assigned data entry portion, and an exposed data entry portion. The form sheet defines a front face, a rear face, a top edge, a bottom edge, and a pair of side edges. The transverse fold line extends across the form sheet to define a first panel and a second panel on opposite sides of the transverse fold line. The assigned data entry portion is defined on the rear face of the second panel. The exposed data entry portion is defined on the front face of the first panel. A CB coating is applied to the rear face of the form sheet in the first panel and a CF coating is applied to the rear face of the form sheet in the second panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventors: Joseph L. Klenke, Dale Lakes
  • Patent number: 6612484
    Abstract: A duplex envelope includes a face sheet divided into a top page, bottom page, inner flap, and outer flap. A complementary liner is divided into a pocket bonded to the bottom page to define an inner envelope, an inner tab removably bonded to the inner flap, and an outer tab removably bonded to the outer flap. The top page is foldable over the liner pocket for defining an outer envelope closed by the outer flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy W. Rawlings, Wendell B. Halbrook, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20030121962
    Abstract: A documents envelope that has one opening (13) only for inserting documents into and removing documents from the envelope and a flap (11) for closing the opening, which flap (11) includes a series of sections, the sections including: (a) a first section (15) that is at or towards an end of the flap and can be secured to a front face or panel (3) (hereinafter referred to as “panel”) of the envelope when the flap (11) is in an initial closed position and thereby close the opening (13); (b) a second section (17) that is adjacent to the first section (15) and covers a section of the envelope front panel (3) that can carry or does carry on-forwarding or return delivery information when the flap (11) is in the initial closed position; and (c) a third section (25) that is adjacent to the second section (17) and can be secured to the envelope front panel when the flap (11) is in a subsequent closed position and thereby reclose the opening (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Inventor: Geoffrey Ronald Hamblin
  • Publication number: 20030102364
    Abstract: A rectangular piece of printed paper which is put in the U.S. mail service by a person who has furnished goods or services to the person to whom the paper is mailed and the person to whom the paper is addressed returns by U.S. mail the paper to the original sender enclosing payment for the goods or services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2001
    Publication date: June 5, 2003
    Inventors: Jaime D. Juliao, Jesus A. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 6557748
    Abstract: A mailer type business form, including: first, second, third and fourth panels defining a sheet prior to folding the form, the first, second and third panels being substantially the same size and shape and being interconnected at first and second panel fold lines in a manner that enables the first, second and third panels to be z-folded onto each other. The first panel includes outgoing address indicia on a lower portion of the front surface of the first panel. The fourth panel is interconnected to the third panel at a third fold line, and the fourth panel is shorter than the first panel by an amount that causes the fourth panel to extend to a location that is just slightly above the outgoing address indicia on the first panel when folded against the first panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Moore North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Darvin R. Bethke
  • Patent number: 6499651
    Abstract: A combination mailer and a pocket file is disclosed. The combination includes a first file panel and a second file panel foldably connected together along a first fold line. The second file panel is foldably connected to a first mailer panel along a second fold line. The second file panel includes a separation line intermediate the first fold line and the second fold line. A second mailer panel is foldably connected to the first mailer panel along a third fold line, whereon a closure flap is foldably connected to the second mailer panel along a closure fold line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Omnifile, Inc.
    Inventors: William Gerrie, Louis Thyroff
  • Publication number: 20020195484
    Abstract: A duplex envelope includes a face sheet divided into a top page, bottom page, inner flap, and outer flap. A complementary liner is divided into a pocket bonded to the bottom page to define an inner envelope, an inner tab removably bonded to the inner flap, and an outer tab removably bonded to the outer flap. The top page is foldable over the liner pocket for defining an outer envelope closed by the outer flap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2002
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Applicant: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy W. Rawlings, Wendell B. Halbrook
  • Patent number: 6460760
    Abstract: An intermediate for a mailer type business form is provided that is Z-folded to produce a mailer type business form with built-in reply envelope. The mailer type business form is adapted to be used either as a mailing label or as a one-piece mailer. The mailer is of compact size, for example, about 7 inches×4 inches so as to facilitate its use as a mailing label on relatively small packages. First and second panels of the mailer define a reply envelope when the mailer is Z-folded. The third panel of the mailer is adapted to include invoice and/or remittance advice and may include a line of weakness to define a stub that can be inserted in the reply envelope with a check. The intermediate is printed in a rotated format to provide two forms about fourteen inches and also has rewettable glue and additional cohesive to create a postal compatible reply envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Moore North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Nancy M Sass
  • Publication number: 20020125305
    Abstract: A business form intermediate is provided that can be prepared into a two-way mailer. The intermediate contains pre-printed, non-varying information including, e.g., return address information. The form user prints variable information specific to particular recipients on the front face of the intermediate using a simplex printer. The intermediate is then double-folded about three substantially parallel fold lines, which divide the intermediate into four sections. Segments of pressure-sensitive adhesive material are disposed on front and rear faces of the intermediate for sealing open outer edges of the intermediate after it has been folded to form a sealed mailer. The intermediate also includes pressure-sensitive adhesive for simultaneously constructing a return envelope within the mailer. A recipient of the mailer can open the mailer, view information therein, and separate the return envelope from it. The recipient can use the return envelope to mail an item (e.g., a payment check) to the original sender.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2002
    Publication date: September 12, 2002
    Applicant: Laser Compositions, Inc.
    Inventor: James Harold Abercrombie
  • Patent number: 6431437
    Abstract: An intermediate for a mailer type business form is provided that is Z-folded to produce a mailer type business form with built-in reply envelope. A large area is provided for printing statement, remittance and/or other information and yet the reply envelope produced accepts a conventional size personal check without folding. This is accomplished by providing a re-wettable adhesive for forming and sealing the reply envelope. The outgoing address indicia is imaged on the top face of one of the panels that forms the return envelope so that the outgoing address is concealed when the reply envelope is formed. The reply address indicia is imaged on the bottom face on the second panel defining the reply envelope so that when the reply envelope is formed, the reply address is the only exposed address on the reply envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: Moore North America
    Inventors: Leo Lombardo, Paul Morrison
  • Patent number: 6412687
    Abstract: An intermediate for a mailer type business form is provided that is C-Z folded to produce a mailer type business form with built-in reply envelope. An area is provided for printing statement, remittance and/or other information and yet the reply envelope produced accepts a conventional size personal check without folding. This is accomplished by providing a four panel from having two panels that define the reply envelope, one panel that defines invoicing and/or remittance stubs and one panel for defining the outgoing mailer top face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: Moore North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy W. Steitz
  • Patent number: 6409079
    Abstract: An intermediate for a mailer type business form is provided that is Z-folded to produce a mailer type business form with built-in reply envelope. A large area is provided for printing statement, remittance and/or other information and yet the reply envelope produced accepts a conventional size personal check without folding. Outgoing address indicia is imaged on the top face of the first ply and a first line of demarcation passes through that indicia, so that the indicia can be removed and/or covered when the return envelope flap is folded over to seal the reply envelope. Adhesive patterns for defining the Z-folded mailer and reply envelope are offset to avoid blocking on stacking and are aligned with raised areas of conventional sealing mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Moore North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Wilbur Hutchinson
  • Patent number: 6386442
    Abstract: A business form or mailer intermediate providing fold-over carbonless imaging is provided. The form or mailer includes separate CB and CF coating portions on a single sheet. When the form or mailer is folded about a fold line, the CB portion comes in contact with the CF portion. An image is created when the fold-over carbonless area is subjected to an imaging force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventors: Rajendra Mehta, A. Dale Lakes, Hugh B. Skees
  • Publication number: 20020011512
    Abstract: A business form or mailer intermediate providing fold-over carbonless imaging is provided. The form or mailer includes separate CB and CF coating portions on a single sheet. When the form or mailer is folded about a fold line, the CB portion comes in contact with the CF portion. An image is created when the fold-over carbonless area is subjected to an imaging force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Publication date: January 31, 2002
    Inventors: Rajendra Mehta, A. Dale Lakes, Hugh B. Skees