Gift Wrapped Patents (Class 229/923)
  • Patent number: 8387346
    Abstract: A method of gift box wrapping utilizing a pre-formed and pre-taped wrapping paper sheet, having a marking on a back side thereof which divides the sheet into a first end and a second end, a placement area within the marking, and an embossed label integrally disposed on the sheet front side, with which a user wraps a gift box without the use of scissors and a roll of tape. A user places a gift box within the placement area and folds the first end over a portion of the gift box, then folds the second end over the gift box and secures the second end to a double-sided first adhesive strip disposed proximal to a first edge on the first end. The user then folds and secures the left and right sides of the sheet with double-sided second adhesive strips to encase the gift box therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventor: Debora Coates
  • Patent number: 8209893
    Abstract: An improved label assembly for a customizable gift box has a face sheet including a carrier portion, a label, and a tearable line of separation between the carrier portion and the label, and a back sheet removably joined to the face sheet. At least one removable appendage present in the carrier portion includes a first relatively narrow edge, a second relatively wider edge, and S-shaped side edges joining the first and second edges. The removal appendage can be applied to the sidewalls of a box blank to maintain the edges of the sidewalls on an adjacent position during installation of the label. The back sheet can also be provided with one or more foldable index tabs to help position the box relative to the label assembly during installation of the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: Timothy J. Flynn
  • Patent number: 8033040
    Abstract: A customizable gift box includes a box blank and a label assembly. The label assembly preferably includes a face sheet having a printable surface including a label sized to cover the box blank and a back sheet having a removable portion at least partially overlaying the label, the removable portion removable to expose an adhesive surface of the label within the face sheet. In addition, at least one index line is positioned on the label assembly for aligning the box blank relative to the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Continental Datalabel, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy J. Flynn
  • Patent number: 7883001
    Abstract: The disclosure indicates that the compression strength of a corrugated shipping crate can be increased through the use of horizontal panels adhered to the inside surface of the vertically fluted outer walls of the crate. The panels can comprise a layer of horizontally fluted single layer of double wall or triple wall corrugated, and a layer of vertically oriented double or triple wall corrugated. The crates' outer walls can be vertically fluted 1100 weight corrugated or less. The double wall vertically fluted corrugated, can be corrugated board have a weight in the range from 500 to 1100 pounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Inventor: David Goodrich
  • Patent number: 7882999
    Abstract: This invention is a paperboard box and a lid having a paper with a design placed on the outside surface. The paper is held in position by being glued to the inside of the finished carton. The box or lid has four squared corners. The finished decorative box has adhesive on the interior panels and may be shipped in flat form and erected at or near the point of use. Because the paper is thick it is difficult to form square corners on the box or lid. The box or lid has a paperboard web between a side panel and an end panel which is folded to make a square corner. It has been found that a slit can be cut in the paper bisecting the corner which will allow the paper to be folded without bunching and making an attractive square corner. Once the slit is cut in the paper the side and end panels can be folded to produce a square corner without any bulging paper. The bulging paper is not attractive as a gift-wrap box and also may prevent the locking of the corner as required to form a box and lid with square corners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Inventor: Timothy A. Canning
  • Patent number: 7334686
    Abstract: A box includes a bottom, a plurality of collapsible sides affixed to the bottom, and a lid for holding them in place. A support structure provided for the box includes sides that drop away from the center where an item or gift is stored. The bottom and sides are typically formed from a single piece of support material that may be scored where the side and bottom meet. This thickness of the scored area is thinner than that of the sides and bottom. This operates to allow the sides to be rotated upward to form around the item or gift stored within the box. Removal of the lid allows the sides to drop away from the stored item that rests on the bottom of the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Inventor: Natalie Filardi
  • Patent number: 7000771
    Abstract: A carton which may be ideally used as a gift box comprises a folded carton contained within the lid which ultimately closes the carton. The carton is formed from a blank having four panels which form the sides of the carton. Four end panels connected to the side panels may be folded together to form a bottom for the carton when in its assembled condition. The entire carton blank is folded to fit inside the lid. A transparent wrap, preferably a shrink wrap encloses the carton and any other wrapping paraphernalia within the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Inventor: Kwan Wing Kwong
  • Patent number: 6886309
    Abstract: A custom-decorated giftwrap is made by feeding a folded sheet into a printer, while avoiding paper jams therein by holding together sheet portions of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Inventor: Charles Phillips
  • Patent number: 6495228
    Abstract: A self adhesive wrapping material for wrapping an object without the need for tape or other adhesive material. The self adhesive wrapping material includes a panel. The panel has a top surface and a bottom surface. The panel comprises a generally flexible material. Each of a plurality of adhesive portions is securely adhered to the bottom surface of the panel. A plurality of covering members for removably attaches to and covers the adhesive portions. Each of the covering members generally covers one of the adhesive portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Inventors: Jennifer Mauch, Robert J. Mauch
  • Patent number: 6422388
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container for receiving gift cards during special events, as well as for storing additional keepsake articles after the special event. The container of the present invention includes an article-receiving member and a lid member. The article-receiving member has a decorative exterior, and a decorative and protective interior. The lid member has a decorative exterior. Collectively, the lid member and article-receiving member provide an attractive receptacle of high quality for receiving gift cards during special events, such as those brought by attendees of weddings, anniversary parties, baptisms, birthday parties, bat mitzvahs, bar mitzvahs, wedding and/or baby showers. Following the special event, the container of the present invention may be used to store additional keepsakes from the special event in a safe condition, and is suitably attractive to be placed prominently for public viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignee: Boxtioue, Inc.
    Inventor: Theresa Ann McCahey
  • Patent number: 6405869
    Abstract: A heat shrinkable gift bag is configured for at-home shrink wrapping of gift boxes using a home hair dryer. The gift bag consists of a monolithic sheet of heat shrinkable plastic film formed into an envelope style bag. The plastic film is a PVC-based film having a heat activation range in the heat range of a hair dryer. The film has a gauge thickness of about 80-100 gauge, and further has a 30—30 balanced shrink ratio to provide uniform shrinkage upon the application of heat. The plastic film is converted into a side-weld type bag having a rear bag panel and a front bag panel, the front bag panel being shorter than the rear bag panel to provide a lip. The front and rear bag panels are welded along opposing side edges thereof. In order to provide tight engagement of the box to be wrapped, the dimensions of the bag are preferably about 10-15% larger than the dimensions of the box. A self-adhesive strip is disposed on the lip of the bag to close the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignee: 2Wit, LLC
    Inventors: Alan W. Whittemore, Richard J. Ponzo
  • Patent number: 6347703
    Abstract: A sheet of flexible material. The sheet has a periphery in a rectangular configuration with four edges and four corners sized to conform to any of a plurality of boxes having a variety of shapes and sizes. Each sheet also has a back surface without any printing thereon and a front surface with or without decorative printing thereon. A pressure sensitive adhesive providing for removal and repositioning of the sheet is located on the back surface along the four side edges but terminates in proximity to the four corners. The adhesive forms an essentially rectangular adhesive frame having a periphery essentially co-extensive with the periphery of the sheet and a hollow interior and corners to facilitate handling. The adhesive may adhere to the front surface when wrapping a box or other item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2002
    Inventor: Suzanne Betts
  • Patent number: 6220440
    Abstract: The present invention provides a new and useful gift packaging system, method and kit that includes an assortment of gifts and a decorative container and packing materials in which to present the gifts. The gift packaging system is pre-packaged together in a collapsed configuration that can be assembled into a constructed configuration. A container is provided of generally rigid material that is collapsible and constructable. When in the collapsed position, the container forms a generally rectangular, planer configuration. Further, packing material is provided in a partially overlying position with respect to the container. Gifts are also provided in a partially overlying position with respect to the container and the packing material. When in a collapsed configuration, a wrapping substantially encloses the packing material and gifts. The gift packaging kit can be constructed from the collapsed configuration upon removal of the wrapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Inventor: Philip Singerman
  • Patent number: 6187403
    Abstract: A preformed gift wrap for quickly and easily wrapping a gift box. The preformed gift wrap includes a generally rectangular sheet having a pair of spaced apart lateral fold lines extending between the sides of the sheet which divide the sheet into three generally rectangular panels. Extending from each side of the middle second panel is a generally trapezoidal middle flap. Each of the middle flaps is foldable along a line extending along the associated side of the sheet. Extending from each side of the outer first and third panels is a side flap. Each of the side flaps is foldable along a line extending along the associated side of the sheet. Each of the sides of the sheet also has two corner flaps extending therefrom such that a first pair of corner flaps are positioned adjacent the first panel and a second pair of corner flaps are positioned adjacent the third panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Inventor: Cecil A. Richardson
  • Patent number: 6158651
    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: February 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventors: Rajendra Mehta, A. Dale Lakes, Hugh B. Skees
  • Patent number: 6155476
    Abstract: A mailer blank, which may be configured for subsequent printing and folding processes, includes a transparent sheet and an attached opaque layer, both of which extend between longitudinal and transverse edges. An aperture is formed within the opaque layer. In a first version, the mailer blank also includes a second opaque layer, having an aperture aligned with the aperture of the first opaque layer, similarly extending between the longitudinal and transverse edges. Both the first and second layers are paper, adhesively attached to opposite sides of the transparent layer. In a second version, the opaque layer is a ultra-violet ink coating. In a third version, a paper layer is attached to one side of the transparent sheet, with a pocket being formed between one of the paper layers and the sheet for use as a return envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Assignee: Laser Substrates, Inc.
    Inventor: Warren M. Fabel
  • Patent number: 6146018
    Abstract: A gift package that comprises a bag having generally parallel front and rear walls, each having a top edge, a bottom edge opposite the top edge, and two lateral edges, a pair of generally parallel side walls, each having a top edge, a bottom edge opposite the top edge, and two lateral edges, wherein the lateral edges of the front and rear walls are joined to the lateral edges of the side panels, and a bottom panel having two pairs of generally parallel lateral edges, wherein the lateral edges of the bottom panel are joined to the bottom edges of the front, rear, and side walls to form a container having an opening defined by the top edges of the front, rear, and side walls. The gift package further includes a bag topper comprising a body portion and at least one fastening means projecting from the body portion, wherein the at least one fastening means engages with the top edge of at least one of the front, rear, or side walls of the bag to support the bag topper on the top edge of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Janet T. Keller, Perry S. Dotterman, Karen F. MacDonald
  • Patent number: 6129389
    Abstract: A single sheet business form construction printable in an impact or a non-impact printer includes a base sheet of face stock having a front, a back, a top, a bottom, and first and second sides. The base sheet is adapted to receive a first line of weakening in a first desired location extending adjacent and parallel to the first side to define a first tear strip on the base sheet between the first desired location and the first side. The base sheet is adapted to receive a second line of weakening in a second desired location extending adjacent and parallel to the second side to define a second tear strip on the base sheet between the second desired location and the second side. A first transverse line of weakening is intermediate and parallel the top and the bottom and extends between the first and second desired locations. A lateral strip of adhesive is parallel to the first transverse line of weakening between the transverse line of weakening and the bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventor: Zo Younger
  • Patent number: 6080094
    Abstract: A printed advertising device is formed by folding a sheet to form a wrapper. The wrapper may enclose a variety of enclosures such as product samples or order forms. The enclosures are retained within the advertising device by a novel arrangement that is required to be opened in steps requiring involvement and participation by a user and building anticipation. The advertising device is created by several manipulations of a web, such as folding and applying adhesive using web printing equipment. The advertising device may be a mailing device, a magazine insert or a stand-alone circular. insert or a stand-along circular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Assignee: Sleepeck Printing Company
    Inventor: Ake L. Dahlquist
  • Patent number: 6019280
    Abstract: A mailer type business form intermediate, and business form produced from the intermediate, have an included postcard which is used as a reply piece. The mailer may be a C-fold mailer, with a window (e.g. die cut-out) formed in one of the panels which overlies the outgoing address indicia formed on a face at the postcard. Check-off indicia is preferably provided on the postcard to optimize response, and tear-off strips along the side edges of the mailer are preferably held together with pressure sensitive cohesive. Tacking pressure sensitive adhesive may also be provided along edges of the die cut-out panel and the postcard-securing panel, exterior of the postcard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2000
    Assignee: Moore U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne C. Peterson
  • Patent number: 5992732
    Abstract: A multiply blank for forminmg a tray base or lid comprising a a a flat paperboard substrate (S) to which an outer decorative sheet (16) is secured. The paperboard substrate comprises a main panel (m) having opposed side edges to each of which a pair of side wall panels (s) is hinged for forming respectively outer and inner side walls when the tray base or lid is erected, and having opposed end edges to which a pair of end wall panels (e) is hinged for forming respectively outer and inner end walls when the tray base or lid is erected, and foldable web panels (w) interconnecting the outer side- and end wall panels. The decorative sheet is adhered to the flat paperboard substrate along strips of adhesive extending along those side- and end wall panels which become the inner side- and end walls when the tray base or lid is erected. The decorative sheet is further adhered to the foldable web panels (w) between the mentioned longitudinal and transverse strips of adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Inventor: Timothy A. Canning
  • Patent number: 5979651
    Abstract: A self adhering wrapper including a gift box. The gift box has a bottom wall and a top wall. The top wall and bottom wall have a pair of planar vertical long walls with a pair of opposed planar vertical short walls extended therebetween. A sheet of material is included. The sheet of material has a front surface and a back surface, and is sized to conform to the top wall when positioned over the bottom wall. Included is a pressure sensitive adhesive material. The adhesive material is adhered to the back surface of the sheet material, and forms a continuous adhesive frame about the sheet and with a hollow rectangular interior. Wherein the adhesive material when attached to the gift box, wraps around the top wall and over the bottom wall. This causes portions of the adhesive material to engage and attach to portions of the wrapping material for generally detachably securing the sheet of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Inventor: Suzanne Betts
  • Patent number: 5971264
    Abstract: A new reusable gift wrapping container for providing an easier means of wrapping a gift. The inventive device includes a top portion including a rectangular central panel. The central panel has opposed long side edges and opposed short end edges. The opposed short end edges each have an end flap foldably secured thereto. The end flaps each have a generally rectangular configuration. The end flaps each have a supplemental end flap foldably secured to a free outer edge thereof. The opposed long side edges each have a top flap foldably secured thereto whereby inward folding of the top flaps will cover the bottom panel. The top flaps each have a generally trapezoidal configuration. Each top flap has a hook and loop strip disposed on a bottom surface for coupling with hook and loop fasteners of a central outer surface of the bottom portion. The bottom portion is provided having a generally rectangular configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Inventor: Zehra R. Karahoca
  • Patent number: 5913472
    Abstract: A printed advertising device is formed by folding a sheet to form a wrapper. The wrapper may enclose a variety of enclosures such as product samples or order forms. The enclosures are retained within the advertising device by a novel arrangement that is required to be opened in steps requiring involvement and participation by a user and building anticipation. The advertising device is created by several manipulations of a web, such as folding and applying adhesive using web printing equipment. The advertising device may be a mailing device, a magazine insert or a stand-alone circular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Assignee: Dixonweb Printing Company
    Inventor: Ake L. Dahlquist
  • Patent number: 5845841
    Abstract: A multiply carton tray base or lid comprising a paperboard substrate (S) to which an outer sheet material (16) is secured. The tray has a main panel (m) across which the sheet material is stretched so that it is normally out of contact with a substantial part of the main panel and is secured to the tray only at locations internally of the carton side panels (s) and end panels (e) and not at all to the main panel (m).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1998
    Assignee: Pac-Ipr, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy A. Canning
  • Patent number: 5842629
    Abstract: The invention is a "VERI MAG PACK," a package that protects the magnetic stripe and PIN of a data card from unauthorized access from manufacture to the point of sale while allowing the retail sales clerk to have quick, easy access to the magnetic stripe at the time of sale. When the bottom perforated portion of the packet is removed, without destroying the integrity of the packet, the magnetic stripe is revealed to the sales person to swipe through a magnetic card reader to verify, activate, and register the card. The PIN remains inside the packet and not accessible to the sales person. Only the customer will see the PIN. The PIN and data card instructions are accessible when the perforated top and right sides of the packet are removed by the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Inventors: William R. Sprague, Steven W. Sprague
  • Patent number: 5836508
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of forming a pre-wrapped gift package which appears to be hand wrapped. It includes forming a sheet of box material with affixed decorative paper into a flattened box tube. The box material is provided with flaps so that a consumer may erect the tube into an open box and use the flaps to form end closures. A volume sizer is provided in the form of creased box material which, when erected, provides an illustration of the volume made available when the pre-wrapped gift box is erected. Box loading devices are provided in the form of inner sleeves and mechanical devices into which the gift is placed before insertion into the pre-wrapped gift box. Side loading, top-opening configurations provide additional support for the pre-wrapped appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Inventor: Tommy R. Savage
  • Patent number: 5794631
    Abstract: A visually exciting decorative, easily assembled gift or product holding system is attained by providing a preformed central section, constructed for receiving and securely retaining a particular product having a fixed dimensional construction in combination with a movable, enlarged flap member attached to the central section and incorporating decorative indicia or preprinted messages thereon. By employing this construction, a unique, distinctive, preformed gift/product holding and mailing system is attained for quickly and easily receiving and securely holding products such as video cassettes, audio cassettes, compact discs, books, and the like in a visually exciting and interest generating manner. In the preferred embodiment, easily activated securement means are mounted on the holding system for sealing or closing the system when desired, to assure secure retention of the desired product therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Assignee: Sylvester Associates
    Inventor: Elyse Sylvester
  • Patent number: 5791553
    Abstract: A mailer blank, which may be configured for subsequent printing and folding processes, includes a transparent sheet and an attached opaque layer, both of which extend between longitudinal and transverse edges. An aperture is formed within the opaque layer. In a first version, the mailer blank also includes a second opaque layer, having an aperture aligned with the aperture of the first opaque layer, similarly extending between the longitudinal and transverse edges. Both the first and second layers are paper, adhesively attached to opposite sides of the transparent layer. In a second version, the opaque layer is a ultra-violet ink coating. In a third version, a paper layer is attached to one side of the transparent sheet, with a pocket being formed between one of the paper layers and the sheet for use as a return envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Inventor: Warren M. Fabel
  • Patent number: 5769770
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of forming a pre-wrapped gift package which appears to have been hand wrapped. The method includes forming a sheet of box construction material with decorative paper affixed thereto into a box tube by joining ends thereof. The box construction material is properly creased and provided with flaps so that a consumer may fold the flattened box tube into a box so that the end flaps form ends of the box and the decorative paper forms a pair of paper flaps which may be overlapped and taped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1998
    Inventor: Tommy R. Savage
  • Patent number: 5740959
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of forming a pre-wrapped gift package which appears to have been hand wrapped. The method includes forming a sheet of box construction material with decorative paper affixed thereto into a box tube by joining ends thereof. The box construction material is properly creased and provided with flaps so that a consumer may fold the flattened box tube into a box so that the end flaps form ends of the box and the decorative paper forms a pair of paper flaps which may be overlapped and taped. A flattened pull bow is provided to form a gift wrapping kit with the flattened box tube which may be distributed and displayed in a flat package. A flattened, collapsed open box with the same volume as the pre-wrapped gift package is attached to the outside of the assembly in such a manner that a prospective purchaser may erect the open box and use it to determine whether or not the pre-wrapped gift package is the proper size for the gift the purchaser desires to be packaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1998
    Inventor: Tommy R. Savage
  • Patent number: 5718100
    Abstract: A reusable package wrapping apparatus and method. The apparatus has a spring-loaded ribbon reel which dispenses an inverted ribbon in a first direction and recovers the ribbon, which has been re-inverted in a secondly direction. Spring tension or a locked hand crank secures the apparatus to the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1998
    Inventor: Roy L. Petty
  • Patent number: 5705243
    Abstract: A business form or mailer intermediate having a built-in laminated portion is provided. The form or mailer includes a base ply provided on or in one panel and a film ply provided in a second panel. When the form or mailer is folded about a fold line, the film ply adheres to the base ply with a laminating adhesive. The base ply to be laminated may be a card or label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1998
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventors: Rajendra Mehta, William P. Thomas, John C. McComas
  • Patent number: 5691023
    Abstract: A decorative ribbon is shown including a controllable adhesive on the backside thereof for select placement on package material and select removal, if necessary, therefrom without damage to the package. The decorative ribbon according to the present invention may include incomplete die cutting to provide portions of the ribbon which may be selectively moved out of the plane of the ribbon, but remain attached to the ribbon body. Furthermore, the incomplete die cuts may define ribbon portions which may be torn from the ribbon body whereby, by use of the controllable adhesive on the backside thereof, the ribbon elements may be selectively placed about a gift package according to user preference. A stretch ribbon includes alternating transverse die cuts directed inward from outside edges of the ribbon whereby upon application of longitudinal forces the ribbon stretches beyond its natural length and assumes a three dimensional character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1997
    Inventor: Shiela Keller
  • Patent number: 5650209
    Abstract: A card package assembly and method of manufacture thereof allow simple and inexpensive production of desirable products, particularly useful for telephone debit cards. A web of card stock is imaged on both first and second faces with indicia (preferably variable and non-variable), and the faces are spot coated with plastic at spaced locations equal to the length of card package ultimately separated from the web. A card is formed from or out of each of the spot coated plastic locations, by die cutting, or with lines of weakness such as perforations. The form is narrower at the card, and adhesive patterns outside the card portions hold other panels of the package together once folded over to sandwich the card between other panels. The cards may be produced from a web one package wide, or from a web two or even more packages wide. A bang tail is preferably provided connected to the card, and of the same width, with a perforation separating the bang tail from the card and coupon indicia imaged on the bang tail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Assignee: Moore Business Forms, Inc.
    Inventors: E. Douglas Ramsburg, Gerald C. Krahn, Jeffrey S. Walter, Ralph F. Irelan, Jr., John L. Wantz, Eric Patterson
  • Patent number: 5648143
    Abstract: A window-containing mailer is provided which is suitable for use in nonimpact printers using heated fuser rolls. A heat and moisture resistant adhesive which resists picking at temperatures encountered in the fusing rolls secures a transparent polymeric film or glassine patch to the mailer substrate. The adhesive may be either a crosslinkable aqueous-based latex or emulsion or a radiation curable composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventors: Rajendra Mehta, Walt Akridge
  • Patent number: 5607738
    Abstract: A mailer is comprised of multiple plies of carbonless paper secured one to the other along opposite edges by hot or cold adhesive. Pressure seal adhesive is applied along longitudinally and transversely extending tear strips of the intermediate assembly such that upon folding the plies about a medial scoreline, the pressure seal adhesives register with corresponding pressure seal adhesives on the opposite parts. SpeediSealer.RTM. equipment is used to apply pressure to the margins of the folded intermediate to adhere the parts to one another to form the mailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1997
    Assignee: Moore Business Forms, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary Bishop
  • Patent number: 5584429
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of forming a pre-wrapped gift package which appears to have been hand wrapped. The method includes forming a sheet of box construction material with decorative paper affixed thereto into a flattened box tube by joining ends thereof. The box construction material is properly creased and provided with flaps so that a consumer may erect the flattened box tube into an open box so that the end flaps form ends of the box and the decorative paper forms a pair of paper flaps which may be overlapped and secured. A volume sizer is provided in the form of creased box construction material which, when erected, provides an illustration of the volume made available when the pre-wrapped gift box is erected. Box loading devices, particularly useful for shirt box sized packages, are provided in the form of inner sleeves and mechanical devices into which the gift is placed before insertion into the pre-wrapped gift box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Inventor: Tommy R. Savage
  • Patent number: 5501392
    Abstract: A folded single sheet mailer is provided which comprises a rectangular sheet (12) provided with transverse and longitudinal lines of perforation and transverse and longitudinal glue lines. The sheet (12) is folded onto itself along a transverse fold line (14) which is offset with respect to the center of the sheet (12). The sheet (12) is then folded along a plurality of secondary fold lines (28,30) and sealed to produce an outgoing envelope which can be mailed. The mailer includes a return envelope for use when placing an order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1996
    Assignee: 478336 B.C. Ltd.
    Inventor: Manfred G. Kraus
  • Patent number: 5495981
    Abstract: A printed sheet product comprises a thin core having a pair of opposing major planar sides. A plurality of sets of variable data fields are printed on at least a first side of the core. One or more of the variable data fields of each set may be printed on the opposing second side of the core. Each set of printed variable data fields includes at least a first data field printed with a numeric code, the numeric code of each variable data field set being different from that of each other set printed on the first side of the core. Each set of variable data fields further includes a second data field printed with either a name and mailing address uniquely associated with a numeric code or with another representation of the numeric code. Where printed, the name and address of each variable data set differs from that of each other variable data set printed on the first side of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1996
    Inventor: Richard O. Warther
  • Patent number: 5467917
    Abstract: The envelope is of generally conventional structure and carries an integral extension which may be opened prior to opening of the envelope. The extension may carry an advertising message or the like to make a high impact on a recipient. In one embodiment, the extension is of multi-panel construction and has a tab extending from one panel to secure the extension to the back ply of the envelope. In another embodiment, one panel of the extension may be secured directly to the back ply of the envelope, for example, via a fugitive glue which permits a subsequent release of the extension from the back ply for viewing purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1995
    Inventor: Richard Potter
  • Patent number: 5458284
    Abstract: A single-ply of paper in web form continuously forms one-piece statement mailers by first die-cutting appropriate portions of the mailer to form a window for a return envelope, and inset edges for a bang-tail and payment coupon. Non-personalized and personalized information is printed on the single ply in various panels thereof. By repeating sequences of applying glue and folding the web into various panels, a complete statement with personalized and non-personalized information can be provided an addressee. Additionally, fugitive glue lines are provided in the return envelope to space the inserts, i.e., a payment coupon and remittance, from edges of the return envelope to facilitate opening of the envelope by automatic mail openers. Further, charge cards are releasably secured to one of the panels such that, when the ply is folded to form the mailer, at least two panels lie on opposite sides of the cards within the mailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1995
    Assignee: Moore Business Forms, Inc.
    Inventors: Henk Haan, Mark S. Casper, Martha M. Balshaw, Kevin A. Schindler
  • Patent number: 5458273
    Abstract: A mailer assembly which can be supplied to a user in intermediate form and which, when assembled and sealed, has an enhanced ability to shield confidential information from unauthorized view is provided. The mailer assembly may also include an integral return envelope and also may be designed so that variable information can be printed on the sheets making up the mailer prior to assembly using nonimpact printers such as laser printers which use heat and pressure to fuse toner to paper. The mailer assembly includes first and second sheets in superimposed relation, with each of the first and second sheets having a pair of marginal side edges and a pair of end edges. The mailer further includes removable marginal side and end strips for opening the mailer. The first and second sheets are secured together parallel to their respective marginal side and end edges to form a subassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1995
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Schubert, Hugh B. Skees, Thomas J. Smith
  • Patent number: 5427832
    Abstract: A card carrier for transport of a phone card, credit card, debit card, etc. is of paper or plastic card stock with a multi-colored design ion deposition printed on one face and a PIN and control number on the other. During production the card is part of a blow on label, attached to the rest of the label by repositional adhesive, and the blow on label is blown onto a first opaque paper carrier web inner surface, permanent adhesive affixing the label to that surface. The outer surface of the first carrier web is imaged just like the front of the card, simulating the card. A second opaque paper ply is affixed by permanent adhesive to the first ply overlying the second face of the card, but with a cutout aligned with the control number so that the control number may be viewed from exterior of the carrier. To open the carrier perforations are provided inside a permanent adhesive strip along one edge of the card, providing a tamperproof feature, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Assignee: Moore Business Forms, Inc.
    Inventor: Andre G. Longtin
  • Patent number: 5407125
    Abstract: A reusable package wrapping consisting of an area of substantially flexible or flaccid material which may be folded into a covering relation about a gift package. An exterior face of the material may include aesthetically pleasing patterns or designs. The material may be cleaned, as by standard material washing techniques, such that its appearance may be retained for multiple uses. Attachment elements are provided at various locations on the material for attachment to the package or to the material itself. Where the material is intended to be attached to itself the attachment elements may be of the mating variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1995
    Inventors: Helen Yates, Diane Elliott
  • Patent number: 5369938
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a process for manufacturing a single piece multi-purpose box from a board blank and a wrap. The process includes using an in-line scanner to align a board blank with a printed wrap along pre-cut notches so that the board blank and wrap may be wrapped together and folded once aligned, without additional cutting and without leaving any rough edges along the spine. This improved process is faster, by removing the cutting step, and is cleaner, by leaving no rough edges, than the processes previously known in the art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1994
    Assignee: AGI Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Panveno, Dean Henkel
  • Patent number: 5370304
    Abstract: A single-ply is folded about a transverse fold line longitudinally offset from a median through the ply and folded about parallel substantially coincident axes to form first, second, third and fourth panels of a mailer assembly. Longitudinally extending lines of perforations define marginal tear strips and transversely extending lines of perforations on the second and third panels adjacent the middle fold line and adjacent a free end of the first panel register with one another to form an end tear strip adjacent the top or bottom of the mailer. Where a return envelope is required, one of the panels has a U-shaped pattern of heat-sealable adhesive to join a pair of registering panels one to the other, with another panel forming a closure flap bearing rewettable adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1994
    Assignee: Moore Business Forms, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean N. Sauerwine, William K. Wetherhold, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5366146
    Abstract: A single-ply of paper in web form continuously forms one-piece statement mailers by first die-cutting appropriate portions of the mailer to form a window for a return envelope, and inset edges for a bang-tail and payment coupon. Non-personalized and personalized information is printed on the single ply in various panels thereof. By repeating sequences of applying glue and folding the web into various panels, a complete statement with personalized and non-personalized information can be provided an addressee. Additionally, fugitive glue lines are provided in the return envelope to space the inserts, i.e., a payment coupon and remittance, from edges of the return envelope to facilitate opening of the envelope by automatic mail openers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1994
    Assignee: Moore Business Forms, Inc.
    Inventors: Henk Haan, Mark S. Casper, Martha Balshaw, Kevin A. Schindler
  • Patent number: 5366145
    Abstract: An intermediate and mailer are provided, the mailer formed by concentrically C-folding a single sheet of paper. The narrow portion of the mailer is the front of the reply envelope, and a statement, coupon, etc., adapted to be placed into the return envelope, is connected to the return envelope by a perforation line when the mailer is opened. A vertical perforation separates the mailer into two parts, one part comprising the return envelope and statement or coupon when opened, and the other part being a six-part booklet, and including the outgoing address information which typically is visible through a window in the mailer front face. To facilitate opening, where a horizontal perf is to be torn the mailer has only a double thickness instead of a triple thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1994
    Assignee: Moore Business Forms, Inc.
    Inventor: Dean N. Sauerwine
  • Patent number: 5364015
    Abstract: A folding box of the type having a pair of telescoping box members, at least one which is formed from a composite blank including a sheet of foldable stiff material and a sheet of flexible material attached to the stiff sheet, and the stiff material forming a first surface and the flexible material forming a second surface. Each box member comprises a base panel having a pair of opposed side edges and a pair of opposed end edges; a pair of end panels, each having a first section connected to an end edge of the base panel, a third section defined by a free edge and a second section that is intermediate the first and third sections and connected along a first fold line to the first section and along a second fold line to the third section, with the free edge, end edge, first fold line and second fold line all being mutually parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Assignee: Climax Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Urban C. Hirschey