Abstract: A packaging container includes a first clamshell half, a second clamshell half, a connecting portion that connects an edge of the first clamshell with an edge of the second clamshell half, a sealed portion that fastens the first clamshell and the second clamshell to each other, the sealed portion being located at the edge of the packaging container on a side opposite to the connecting portion, and a severed portion that is provided in at least one of the first clamshell and the second clamshell between the sealed portion and a packaged object, which is accommodated in a room created between the first clamshell and the second clamshell when the clamshell halves are fitted to each other, and that is severed off for opening the packaging container.
Abstract: A double flap pocket mailer and envelope (20), having a back portion (22), first and second pocket flaps (24, 26), first and second closure flaps (28, 30), and a closure device (32) is utilized to deliver small items in an ornamentally shaped envelope. The first and second pocket flaps (24, 30) are connected with an adhesive (52) to form a pocket (50) for receiving items (34, 36). The first and second closure flaps (28, 30) are foldable between open and closed positions. The closure device (32) is held in a closure device receiving slit (66).
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.
Abstract: The envelope is constructed with cut outs or openings in the back ply to expose the glue on the folded over tabs secured to the back ply. An overlying panel is secured to the glue via the openings to facilitate processing in automated postal equipment. A second panel is folded under the first panel and is preprinted for use as a merchandise order form. The envelope may be provided with statements and a return envelope which is sized to receive the merchandise order form.
Abstract: A combination envelope and greeting card having a primary panel with ancillary top, bottom and side panels foldably attached to it in a way that allows the ancillary panels to be torn away from the primary panel as desired. Permanent and releasable adhesive are all strategically located on the panels so that when the panels are folded over the primary panel and adhered to one another in a designated order, the combination becomes a compact, securely sealed unit that can be mailed. In the folded over configuration, panel surfaces containing greeting introduction indicia or a greeting message are not exposed, while a panel surface that contains address and postage aligning indicia faces outwardly.
Abstract: A combination greeting card and envelope formed from a unitary sheet of material. The combination greeting card and envelope has a main card panel with a front face and a rear face, a pair of side doors, one each extending from side edges of the main card panel, with the pair of side doors being sized to generally overlay at least a portion of the front and rear faces of the main card panel. A closure panel having a front and back side extends from a top edge of the main card panel, with the closure panel being sized to be overlayable of the main card panel. A retention flap extends from a top edge of the closure panel. In use, the combination greeting card and envelope is designed to be folded for display on a retail rack, folded for mailing, and folded for display by the end user.
Abstract: A container for storing bags for re-use includes a substantially flat rear wall that extends in a lengthwise direction and can be mounted on a supporting surface by, for example, adhesive tape or screws. A pair of opposing side wall portions are joined with the rear wall, extend in the lengthwise direction, and have inward extending, opposing inner edges opposite the rear wall. A bottom portion is joined to the rear wall and to each of the side walls. The rear wall, the side walls, and the bottom portion define between them a convex interior of the container. Bags can be inserted into the interior of container through a top opening. A slit that is at least as wide as a predetermined minimum user wrist width extends lengthwise between the inner edges of the side walls over substantially the entire length of the container and into the interior of the container.
Abstract: A business form comprising a substrate with at least one surface bearing a dual-functional coating comprising a copolymer of ethylene and vinyl acetate containing at least 40 weight percent ethylene and having a softening point of at least 60.degree. C. enhances adhesion of toner particles and is self-adhering under application of heat and pressure.
Abstract: A multi-leaved social expression card with an integral envelope has first and second leaves joined together along a first score line and foldable into overlying relationship with each other to form a social expression card. The first and second leaves can have social expression thereon identifying the sending situation for the card. A third leaf is joined to the second leaf along a second score line, and is foldable into overlying adjacent relationship with the first leaf such that the third leaf substantially covers and protects the outer surface of the first leaf. A flap is joined to the third leaf along a third score line. The flap is foldable into overlying adjacent relationship with the second leaf when the first, second and third leaves are folded together. The flap includes an adhesive structure which adhesively secures the flap to the second leaf to form an envelope. The flap also includes an additional social expression identifying the sending situation for the social expression card.
Abstract: A container for plastic bags has a mainly flat rear mounting portion for attachment to a supporting surface, two opposing, partially curved side walls, and a bottom portion. The top of the container is open. A slit extends vertically between the side walls, which extend toward each other opposite the mounting portion. A user can insert bags into the container through the open top and press them down to the bottom of the container. The user's wrist thereby fits in the slit between the side walls. Bags can be removed from the container by pulling them out through the slit.
Abstract: A calendar pad intended for use to solicit donations on behalf of a specific charitable institution comprises a separate, removable sheet for each month. Each sheet includes a first portion having flaps extending along its three outer edges, and a second portion extending from the inner edge of the first portion and having no flap on any of its outer edges. On the back of each sheet, there is preprinted the name and address of the charitable institution, and the flaps along the outer edges of the first portion of the sheet are provided with adhesive coatings along their back surfaces, so that they are not visible when the sheet is in use as a calendar. Each sheet may be converted into an envelope for forwarding a donation to the charitable institution by folding the gummed flaps forward to overlie the first portion of the sheet in enclosing relation with a check, moistening the three gummed flaps, and then pressing the folded second portion of the sheet against the moistened adhesive.
Abstract: Oversized laser mailer and return envelope and method wherein a sheet such as 17".times.11" has static information on one face and variable information on the other face, the sheet being transversely folded to provide an overlapping edge, equipped with lines of glue adjacent the folded edges as well as adhesive ribbons on the variable information face, longitudinally folded and equipped with transverse lines of perforation adjacent the edges to provide tear off strips whereby removal of the tear off strips results in two separate sheets, one of which is a return envelope.
Abstract: Oversized laser mailer and method wherein a sheet such as 17".times.11" has static information on one face and variable information on the other face, the sheet being transversely folded to provide an overlapping edge, equipped with ribbons of adhesive adjacent the folded edges, longitudinally folded and equipped with transverse lines of perforation adjacent the edges to provide tear off strips whereby removal of the tear off strips results in two separate sheets.
Abstract: The present invention pertains to an advertising pouch assembly for distributing advertising literature and the like to consumers through the mail or other appropriate means. The advertising pouch assembly is comprised of a first web and a second web. The second web is superimposed on the first web to form an inner pocket. In one embodiment of the advertising pouch assembly, the first web includes a closure flap, a backing panel, an advertising panel, a first business reply card panel, and a second business reply card panel. The second business reply card panel is folded along a hinge line and is secured to the first business reply card panel thus forming two business reply cards. The second web consists solely of a cover panel. The cover panel is secured to the backing panel in such a manner as to form a pocket whose opening is adjacent the closure flap. A portion of the cover panel is free from the backing panel to permit multiple sheets of literature to be inserted in the pocket by mechanical means.
October 15, 1986
Date of Patent:
January 31, 1989
Webcraft Technologies, Inc.
Donald Schoenleber, Frederick Grainger, Patrick J. Donahue
Abstract: A mailer form especially suited for printing as by laser, jet ink, etc. wherein a single sheet is adapted by the provision of a plurality of fold lines to have variable information printed on both the front panel and the message panel by folding to dispose the message panel interiorily while the mailer face panel is positioned exteriorily so the message panel is enclosed by the mailer face panel, mailer back panel and flap panel, and by virtue of side tear off stubs the mailer can be readily opened for access to the message panel by the recipient.
Abstract: A suitably cut and scored blank adapted to be folded for forming a folded envelope and an envelope formed therefrom. The blank and envelope are formed from a sheet of foldable material such as paper cut and scored for defining a planar rectangular main body of predetermined height and width and bounded by three straight side score lines and a cut edge and have at least one vertical score line dividing the main body into at least two body portions of substantially equal height which are hingedly connected one to the other along the vertical score line. Right and left flap panels extend vertically of the main body and are hingedly connected along right and left side score lines for folding leftwardly and rightwardly respectively into juxtaposition with the body portions.
Abstract: A label in the form of a sheet (e.g. a sheet of printed instructions) and an envelope therefor, both formed from a single folded sheet e.g. of paper, wherein the single sheet is divided into at least two parallel rows of three rectilinear panels each, the panels of the first row being separated from the corresponding panels of the next row by a line of perforations and each of the two outer panels of the first row of panels having a portion cut away inwardly from the respective outer edge of the sheet adjacent the line of perforations so that the line of perforations stops short of the outer edges of the sheet, the single sheet being so folded that the panels of the first row form the envelope, and the sheet is composed of the panels of the next row and of any further rows which are folded to lie adjacent one face of the corresponding panels of the first row, whereby the sheet is enclosed in the envelope but can be removed and detached therefrom by tearing along the line of perforations.
Abstract: An improved high speed method for producing quantities of discrete envelope assemblies and an assembly produced thereby, each assembly including an envelope and separate double folded enclosure formed from the same blank of sheet material and having personalized information printed on both the envelope and enclosure that is unique to each assembly.The method provides for continuous operation of the method steps all occurring one after the other as each assembly travels in the same general direction throughout all processing operations.
Abstract: A reusable greeting card formed of a single-folded sheet having the greeting message provided on the upper portion of the card. The sheet is vertically folded and has at least one removable first sender's signature section extending across the bottom of the card and attached to the card by a frangible section. A second signature section is provided above the frangible area, thus allowing the card to be reused upon removal of the first signature section. Different size envelopes are provided with the card one of which is sized to receive the card only after removal of the first signature portion.
Abstract: A method for producing quantities of discrete envelope assemblies, and assemblies produced thereby, including at least one separate enclosure for each assembly, the invention allows formation of the envelope and enclosure from the same sheet of material and allows marking of both envelope and enclosure with indicia which can be unique to each assembly. The method particularly allows continuous, high speed manufacture of assemblies personalized by name and address or the like by printing the indicia on a web of sheet material followed by formation of the web into a plurality of separate envelopes and enclosures with the envelopes and enclosures having like indicia being associated, the method including the use of a fugitive adhesive effected during manufacture, the contour cutting of the web prior to folding and the maintenance of a singular direction of travel of the web and element cut therefrom throughout manufacture.
April 18, 1985
Date of Patent:
July 15, 1986
Bedford Engineering Co.
William P. Bradley, Michael Herman, Robert W. Paltrow
Abstract: An improved high speed method for producing quantities of discrete envelope assemblies and assemblies produced thereby, each assembly including an envelope and separate enclosure formed from the same blank of sheet material and having personalized information printed on both the envelope and enclosure that is unique to each assembly.The method provides for continuous operation of the method steps all occurring one after the other as each assembly travels in the same general direction throughout all processing operations.
Abstract: A mailing container is disclosed which is preferably made of corrugated paperboard. The container is formed from a folded paperboard blank which is pre-cut and scored. The container provides a compact strong receptacle for articles to be transported through the mail so as to supply additional protection for such articles not possible with the use of conventional mailing envelopes.
Abstract: The two way envelope of the present invention comprises front, rear and return panels that are joined together and folded to provide a semi-permanent fully enclosed pocket for the first mailing and a separate permanent fully enclosed pocket for the return mailing. The permanent pocket for the return mailing is formed by adhering the rear panel to the return panel. The semi-permanent pocket for the first mailing is formed by providing at least the front panel and one of the rear or return panels with side extensions that are adhered together. For return, the side extensions and the front panel are removed leaving intact the return envelope portion with its permanent pocket.
March 30, 1982
Date of Patent:
December 11, 1984
Harland S. Fisher, Wilfred H. Gendron, Gregory Georgiades
Abstract: A surgical suture package comprises a center panel. At least one foam receptacle is affixed to the panel. A plurality of cards are placed onto the panel, adjacent to the receptacle. A plurality of sutures are singly contained in a non-tangling configuration on a major portion of each card.A first flap is placed onto the cards. A means is provided for attaching the first flap to the cards and to the panel. A second flap is foldably attached to the panel, and is placed onto the receptacle and the first flap.The package is useful for singly containing a plurality of sutures with at least one end of each suture contained by a receptacle.
Abstract: An envelope for two-way mailing having opposed front and rear panels secured together around three sides to provide an open edged pocket, a first flap to seal the pocket is foldably carried on the edge of the pocket by one panel. A resealing flap is carried on the edge of the pocket by the other panel. The resealing flap is inwardly folded upon its panel and disposed within the pocket during the first mailing. At least one spot of adhesive is employed to couple the resealing flap to an insert carried within the pocket. When the insert is pulled from the pocket, it automatically lifts the return flap from the pocket placing the envelope in its return mailing condition.
Abstract: A knock-down type mailing parcel case which comprises a rectangular cardboard main body having the opposite inwardly folded side edges and a pair of rectangular cardboard flaps extending perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the main body and secured at one end to the folded side edges. The flaps have the length substantially greater than one half of the width of the main body, but smaller than the full width of the main body so that the flaps overlap one upon another covering a substantial area of the flaps. The flaps have folding lines extending transversely of the flaps and positioned adjacent to the secured ends and the main body has two groups of folding lines extending transversely of the main body and positioned adjacent to and outside the folding lines on the flaps.
Abstract: An envelope construction is disclosed in which an inner return envelope is nested. A foldable sheet is disclosed having an envelope built in as a one piece construction. The envelope is built in at the bottom of the sheet with a top opening flap for mailing. The top opening flap is a doubly extended flap that is sealed by glue upon mailing and the same flap is remoistened and sealed to permit the return of a reply envelope to the sender. The envelope can be formed from a single sheet during manufacture or from rolls of paper while cutting the rolls of paper. The envelope construction can also be formed by separate sheets. The envelope disclosed herein is valuable as mailers with within return envelopes for customer convenience in use.
Abstract: An envelope which may be cut from a single piece of sheet material comprising a plurality of flaps, the front and rear of which are fitted with adhesive strips for sealing and for holding a photograph. The flaps are disposed so that an attached photograph may be covered and protected in the mail. Perforations or die cuts define a removable portion of a writing surface, removal of which makes the photograph visible from outside the envelope. The flaps are cut and disposed so that alternate procedures of refolding and resealing provide a frame for the photograph which may be placed on its side or its end.
Abstract: An envelope for sending a written message with a photograph attached thereto. An adhesive is provided on one flap for attaching a photograph; the flap can then be folded so that the photograph is over the writing surface. Other flaps fold over the photograph so that the photograph is shielded in its entirety.
Abstract: A multiple, potentially variable message printing method is disclosed which comprises: storing desired message information in a computer system; moving a single, continuous strip of paper in the direction of its long axis across printing means operated by said computer system to print the desired message information on the continuous strip; and thereafter folding and severing the single strip of paper to form a plurality of separate, sealed envelope units, each carrying a specific message which may be of variable content if desired. Alternatively, separate paper sheets are processed through such a computer system and then folded into separate message units.
Abstract: A multiple piece envelope arrangement is made from a single blank folded so that seal gum may be applied simultaneously upon the adjacent sealing flaps of separable pieces, thereby substantially reducing the cost of production.