Strips And Leaves Patents (Class 281/2)
  • Patent number: 9950892
    Abstract: A method for providing a nonlinear line of weakness on a web material includes: providing a counter component comprising a nonlinear shape, where the nonlinear shape has a shape width, W; providing a blade in operative relationship with the counter component and comprising a plurality of teeth; rotating at least one of the blade and the counter component into interacting relationship with the other of the blade and the counter component; feeding a web between the counter component and the blade such that while in interacting relationship the blade cooperates with the counter component to perforate the web, wherein the web is moving in a machine direction; and reciprocally shifting one of the counter component and the blade for a distance, D, in a shifting direction, wherein D is at least the translational distance that one tooth travels to cover the shape width, W.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Deborah Sue Slovut, Laura Marie Tanno, Kathryn Christian Kien
  • Patent number: 9569711
    Abstract: An image label is used to present a barcode and characters and images. The label is printed label with a pre-determined color among various colors such that the characters and images resist subsequent erasure due to friction or chemical materials, etc. A laser beam is projected onto a surface of the barcode. A loss layer is used to form an image in response to the projection of the laser beam. A loss sheet includes a transparent sheet that is placed on the loss layer. A dark sheet is attached at the lower part of the loss sheet, and includes a color ink layer that expresses a pre-determined color among various colors and is attached to the upper part of the loss layer. The color ink layer which has the pre-determined color among the various colors is furnished at the upper part of the transparent sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: TOOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Eui-Jo Nam
  • Patent number: 9033370
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multilayer information page (1) for a security document, which includes an information part (3) manufactured from a material allowing at least some identification information of the information page to be entered thereto by utilizing laser engraving, the identification information provided on the information page (1) being readable from an upper surface thereof, and a flexible and bending resistant connecting part (2) for connecting the information page (1) to the security document, the connecting part (2) comprising a fastening end (8) by means of which the connecting part (2) is fastened to the information part (3). In order to ensure that detachment of the information part and the connecting part from one another leaves visible marks, the fastening end (3) of the connecting part (2) is arranged to overlap with a lower surface of the information part (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Setec Oy
    Inventors: Taru Syrjänen, Mika Holmberg
  • Publication number: 20140353957
    Abstract: Pads comprising a plurality of sheets, each sheet having a first and a second face and a perimeter edge, wherein the sheets are arranged in stacked form with the first face of an underlying sheet oriented toward the second face of an overlying sheet and releasably bound in said stacked arrangement. The pad has a dispensing portion in which the overlying sheets overhang underlying sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Douglas P. Bodziak
  • Patent number: 8820792
    Abstract: An inside leaflet of a book is provided which is bond-bound with pages of the book to provide an advertisement. The inside leaflet includes an advertisement printed part and a binding part. Catchphrases or illustrations for advertisement are printed on at least one side of the advertisement printed part. The binding part is configured to be bound with the pages along an edge of the inside leaflet such that the binding part has less binding portions than those of the pages in order to leave no traces or marks when the inside leaflet is detached from the book. Accordingly, since the inside leaflet is able to be bound to pages of various kinds of books and easily removed from the books without leaving any traces or marks in the books, the inside leaflet contributes to extension of the application range of advertisements and improvement of advertisement efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventors: Sang-Mok Lee, Sin-Ho Lee, Byeong-Ho Seong
  • Patent number: 8814215
    Abstract: A response form security device is provided for use with a generally planar response form having an answer area bearing answer blanks upon which a respondent makes marks to indicate a plurality of responses. The security device includes a sleeve adapted and constructed to slidably receive and cover the response form. An access window is formed in the sleeve, and permits visual access by the respondent to a number of fewer than all of the answer areas of the response form. The length of the sleeve and the configuration of the answer window are chosen so as to prevent anyone other than the user from seeing a number of marks on the answer area sufficient to observe a repeatable pattern of marks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Leonore Martin Neary
  • Patent number: 8800182
    Abstract: Disclosed is a plastic film with concealed tearable strip, which includes a film body; at least one first tearable strip having two sides respectively forming first and second joint sections; and at least one second tearable strip having two sides respectively forming a third joint section and an internal tear line. The first and second tearable strips each have one side connected to the film body. The first joint section has two sides each forming a tear line. The third joint section has one side forming at least one tear line. The third joint section and the internal tear line have inside faces respectively coupled to the first and second joint sections, whereby the first and second tearable strips are respectively located at outside and inside of the film body and the second tearable strip is concealed at the inside of the film body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Tzu-Chin Hung
  • Patent number: 8801044
    Abstract: A method for producing a continuous web of printed material for use in creating mailpieces. The continuous web has a width and a length, the length comprised of a series of attached sheets. The series of attached sheets are comprising envelope sheets and rectangular content pages. The content pages are rectangular in shape and may be oriented relative to the envelope sheets in a number of different configurations. In some configurations, two sets of content pages and/or envelope sheets can be printed across the width of the web. Sheets for forming business return envelopes may be printed in series with the content pages and envelope sheets. BREs may include individualized return addresses. A control code may be printed on one or more of the sheets for a given mailpiece, providing information for controlling assembly of the mailpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Denis J. Stemmle, Clare E. Woodman, John W. Sussmeier, Michael J. Cummings
  • Patent number: 8770626
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and apparatus for applying shipping labels over both folded or non-folded packing slips, or the like, at a single print-and-apply station, either through use of a label configured for application to a substrate and also in a superposed registered manner to another label of identical construction previously attached to the substrate, or by using a shipping label having a non-aggressive adhesive applied to a removable center section of the shipping label for attachment of the packing list, or the like, to the shipping label prior to application of the shipping label to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Numina Group, Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel Hanrahan, Mark Woodworth, Timothy Hanrahan, David Dambek
  • Patent number: 8672360
    Abstract: A tactile orientation indicator is positioned along the periphery of a bill, and a tactile denomination indicator is positioned elsewhere along the periphery of the bill. The user of the bill may then use their tactile senses to feel along the edges of the bill to orient the bill to a pre-determined orientation based on the location of the orientation indicator. The user then feels along the periphery of the bill to locate the denomination indicator. Using a predetermined system associating the location of the denomination indicator with a particular bill denomination, the user may then identify the denomination of the bill even if blind or otherwise visually impaired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: George Fracek
  • Patent number: 8616582
    Abstract: An ultra removable booklet with label for application to media is described. The booklet with label includes a release liner, an ultra removable adhesive layer, a paper stock layer, a booklet, an adhesive layer, and a clear plastic cover layer. The clear plastic cover layer has the adhesive layer applied to a bottom surface thereof and the bottom surface is positioned over the booklet. The booklet is positioned over the paper stock. The ultra removable adhesive layer is attached to the lower surface of the paper stock. The release liner is applied to the ultra removable adhesive layer. A process for forming an ultra removable booklet with label for application to media is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: The Kennedy Group Inc.
    Inventor: Michael R. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 8573651
    Abstract: The invention provides a thread and counterfeit preventive paper satisfying the conditions that, when the micro-character of the thread is viewed from one side and opposite side of the paper or printed material, the image of micro-character can be recognized in the same direction from any side, not in opposite direction to each other, and that, when viewed from the opposite side, the image of the corresponding micro-character is not visible. The counterfeit preventive paper and counterfeit preventive printed material have a structure in which a thread having metal deposition layers formed in a pattern of micro-character and colored printed layers formed thereon provided on both sides of a strip-like and light permeable substrate is inserted between paper layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kanako Seki, Makoto Maehira, Toru Murakami, Takashi Shimamura
  • Patent number: 8567822
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a luminous advertisement sheet. The luminous advertisement sheet includes a light-transmitting print sheet having an EL advertisement region formed in at least one area of the print sheet, and a general advertisement region formed in the other area thereof. The EL advertisement region has at least one of a fixed pattern portion in which a transparent electrode layer, an EL layer and a dielectric layer are sequentially laminated and a variable pattern portion in which a transparent electrode layer, an EL layer, a dielectric layer and a plurality of pixel electrode layers are sequentially laminated. The general advertisement region allows general dye printing to be performed therein. The luminous advertisement sheet further includes a pattern electrode layer laminated and printed with a conductive ink material to have a predetermined luminous pattern in at least one area of the dielectric layer laminated in the fixed pattern portion and/or the variable pattern portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials
    Inventors: Taik-Min Lee, Dong-Youn Shin, Chung-Hwan Kim, Jeong-Dai Jo, Dong-Soo Kim, Byung-Oh Choi
  • Patent number: 8534707
    Abstract: An information page (1) of a security document, includes: an information part (3), on the upper or lower surface of which part of the information recorded on the information page (1) can be seen; and a flexible connecting part (2) with good bending strength for attaching the information page (1) to a security document. To ensure that detaching the information part and the connecting part from each other leaves visible marks, the connecting part (2) has a netlike structure, and the connecting part (2) is arranged to penetrate into the information part (3) in the immediate vicinity of the upper or lower surface of the information part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Setec Oy
    Inventors: Jari Herlin, Maila Korhonen, Teemu Pohjola, Taru Syrjänen, Mika Holmberg
  • Patent number: 8523237
    Abstract: Provided is a reflected pattern-printed transparent sheet in which a high reflection intensity of a non-visible light is obtained and in which a transparency in a visible light region is high. The above transparent sheet is a reflected pattern-printed transparent sheet in which non-visible light reflective transparent patterns are printed on a surface of a transparent substrate and which is mounted oppositely to a front face of a medium capable of displaying images, wherein an ink forming the transparent patterns described above contains a non-visible light reflection material; the non-visible light reflection material is a material having a wavelength selection reflectivity to a wavelength in a non-visible light region; and a thickness of the above transparent patterns is 6 to 20 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiko Sekine, Yuichi Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 8517427
    Abstract: An information page (1) and method are provided for a security document. The information page includes: an information part (3), and an attachment part (2) for attaching the information part to the security document. In order to make forgery visually detectable, the information part (3) is provided with a unique identifier (5), and the attachment part (2, 2?) is provided with the same unique identifier (5) as the information part (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Setec Oy
    Inventors: Jari Herlin, Mika Holmberg, Maila Korhonen, Taru Syrjänen, Ari Vairola
  • Patent number: 8485558
    Abstract: A method of using a folding apparatus to form an outsert having product information printed thereon comprises making a plurality of folds in a first direction in a sheet of paper; aking a plurality of folds in a second direction perpendicular to said first direction to form folded articles; making another fold in said second direction to form an outsert including causing a movable member of a folding apparatus to make contact with and move an intermediate portion of a folded article towards a pair of adjustably-spaced folding members, at least one of said adjustably-spaced folding members having a position that is adjustable to allow said adjustably-spaced folding members to be adjustably spaced apart from each other by a distance that is within a range defined by a lower boundary of 0.25 inches and an upper boundary of 0.45 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: G&K-Vijuk Intern. Corp.
    Inventors: William C. Neubauer, Roger Mattila, Ilija Ilijevski
  • Patent number: 8444180
    Abstract: Methods and systems for measuring and gathering data relating to publication usage by participants in publication readership studies. Some methods and systems employ portable monitors carried by participants of the studies along with publications fitted with various devices, such as piezoelectric transducers, RFID tags and others devices and circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Arbitron Inc.
    Inventors: Alan R. Neuhauser, James M. Jensen, Jack C. Crystal, Jack K. Zhang, Daniel W. Pugh, Douglas J. Visnius, Eugene L. Flanagan, III
  • Patent number: 8434791
    Abstract: Described are a number of mechanisms that can reduce transaction costs and increase the economic viability of a number of products. Included is a combination instant lottery ticket and debit card that makes it possible to issue prepaid debit cards having a relatively low monetary value. Also included is a combination on-line ticket/receipt and debit card that can automate the prize paying process, simplifying the retailer's responsibilities while reducing the potential for fraud. Various cash flow and authentication techniques such as age and location verification, nano payment methods and spam filters based on these mechanisms are also described. In addition, instant lottery tickets, and in particular, losing tickets can be provided with a small residual value by placing account information on the ticket. In another version, a lottery ticket can be combined with a payment card that operates as a closed payment system whereby the payment card can only be used with a specified vendor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Irwin, Jr., Mather Lindsay, Gary R. Streeter, Patricia M. Irwin
  • Patent number: 8398118
    Abstract: A device and method for allowing secure self-capture of multifold fingerprint impressions. The device includes a strip of fingerprint labels wrapped about a tubular ergonomic roller. A subject inserts the thumb of a first hand into the ergonomic roller and grips the roller between his thumb and forefinger. The subject then rolls the inked tip of a finger on his second hand across a label in a first rotational direction while rotating the ergonomic roller in an opposite rotational direction. To prevent fraudulent substitution of fingerprinting materials that are distributed to a subject, the materials are marked with machine readable invisible barcodes that are associated with a unique identification number. After a subject captures his fingerprints and submits his materials to a trusted observer, the barcodes on the materials are compared to the identification number to determine whether the materials submitted are in-fact those that were distributed to the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventor: David M. Allburn
  • Patent number: 8371615
    Abstract: A business form includes a paper carrier sheet having an upper surface and a lower surface, a barrier layer on an area of the upper surface of the paper carrier sheet, a silicone coating extending over the barrier layer, and a label assembly. The label assembly includes a label ply and a pressure sensitive adhesive coating. The label assembly is secured to the silicone coating and to the upper surface of the carrier sheet by the pressure sensitive adhesive. The label ply has a die cut through it that defines a label portion and a lip portion. The label portion is secured only to the silicone coating, and the lip portion is secured to both the silicone coating and to the upper surface of the carrier sheet. When the business form is printed with a printer, such as a laser printer, the form moves through the printer in an orientation in which the lip portion leads the label assembly. This results in the label portion being less likely to be removed from the carrier sheet inadvertently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventor: Patrick Fitzgerald Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 8317232
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multilayer information page (1) for a security document, which includes an information part (3) allowing at least some information to be entered into the information page, a flexible and bending resistant connecting part (2) for connecting the information page to the security document, and a surface film (7) which at least partly covers the information part (3) and the connecting part (2) and which is fastened to the information page (1) by lamination. In order to make a possible attempt at forgery even easier to detect, a visible pattern (8) is provided between the connecting part (2) and the surface film (7), and between the visible pattern (8) and the surface film (7) or, correspondingly, between the visible pattern (8) and the connecting part (2), a detachment layer (9) is arranged which consists of separately residing areas preventing the connecting part (2) or, correspondingly, the surface film (7) from becoming firmly attached to the visible pattern (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Setec Oy
    Inventor: Taru Syrjänen
  • Patent number: 8220836
    Abstract: In a reply card enabling a recipient of said reply card to answer at least one request made by a sender of said reply card by taking a determined physical action on at least one identified zone of said reply card, provision is made for at least one identified zone of said reply card to be provided with a succession of signs printed with a conductive ink, and for a determined physical action to be taken that consists in perforating at least one of said identified zones so as to detach at least a portion of said succession of signs printed with a conductive ink from the reply card, the effect of said detaching being to prevent a radio-frequency read device possessed by the sender from receiving the answer associated with said succession of signs printed with a conductive ink and detached by the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Neopost Technologies
    Inventor: Fabien Chatte
  • Publication number: 20120169036
    Abstract: A method for preparing sheet material (10, 80) to be used for a page of a book comprises forming—in essentially an even sheet material (10, 80) adapted for use in a modern printing method in which the sheet material (10, 80) runs through a set of cylinders and/or rolls—at least one hinge area (18), extending for a distance (L, K+L) from the edge (14) of the sheet material (10, 80) that is intended as the binding edge of a book, towards the center of the sheet material (10, 80), by making, in the hinge area (18) of the sheet material (10, 80), several weakenings (11) that are parallel to the edge (14), are adjacent to each other and are located at increasing distances with respect to each other from the edge of the sheet material (10, 80) intended as the binding edge of a book, by making the weakenings (11): a) without piercing the sheet material (10, 80) and without essentially removing fibers from the sheet material (10, 80) in the hinge area (18), and b) in such a way that at least some of the weakenings (1
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: Maoing Kommandiittiyhtio L. Huotari
    Inventors: Henri Huotari, Markuu Siikamäki, Iisakki Huotari
  • Patent number: 8196964
    Abstract: A sticky note pad includes at least two stacks of sticky note sheets. Each sticky note sheet has a note-writing region, an index tab region projecting from a right lateral edge thereof, and a removable pressure sensitive adhesive layer provided on a bottom face thereof in proximity to a left lateral edge thereof. The index tab regions of the sticky note sheets of one of the stacks are staggered with respect to the index tab regions of the sticky note sheets of the other stack in a top-to-bottom direction, and are aligned to the same in a direction parallel to the lateral edges of the sticky note sheets. A glue layer binds the left lateral edges of the sticky note sheets of all the stacks. A partition sheet is adhered to the bottom face of a lowermost sticky note sheet of an upper stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Taiwan Hopax Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsung-Tien Kuo, Jen-Rong Liu, Chin-Chung Tsai, Shih-Chin Wen
  • Publication number: 20120130990
    Abstract: A Fragrance Sampling, and Exhibition System includes at least one fragrance card, fragrance, and a laminated envelope. The fragrance is disposed upon the fragrance card. The fragrance card is disposed within the laminated envelope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventor: John Hissong
  • Patent number: 8177260
    Abstract: A coupon for providing an incentive for a user to participate in physical activity. The coupon detects the physical activity of a user and indicates to the user when the threshold of physical activity has been reached. Once the coupon has indicated that the threshold has been reached, the user may redeem the coupon for a reward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Switch2Health Inc.
    Inventors: Seth A. Tropper, Amado Batour, James Wickstead, John Gardner
  • Patent number: 7967341
    Abstract: An interleaf is disclosed, as well as a process and device for producing an interleaf, in particular for a book-like identification document. At least one additional layer (26) made of thermally resistant plastics is laminated onto at least one layer (24) made of thermoplastic elastomer, a section (42) of the at least one additional layer (24) being integrated into a folding region (31) without producing a thickened region on the outer side of the at least one layer (24) made of thermoplastic elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Bundesdruckerei GmbH
    Inventors: Enrico Hahn, Carsten Senge
  • Patent number: 7918485
    Abstract: Disclosed is an item, for example a document, including a substrate having thereon a multiplicity of separate printed markings, wherein the printed markings include both conductive printed markings and substantially non-conductive printed markings. The different conductive and substantially non-conductive regions on the substrate can be detected, for example by measuring the resistance or current of each printed marking. The pattern of different conductive and substantially non-conductive regions can be used as a security pattern of authenticity that cannot be replicated by standard office equipment, and/or can be used to encrypt information in binary code form in the item. A system for forming and detecting the different printed markings is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Gabriel Iftime, Yiliang Wu, Paul F. Smith, Peter M. Kazmaier, Beng S. Ong
  • Patent number: 7763179
    Abstract: A color laser engraving method engraves a document including a surface layer and one or more sub-layers. The sub-layer includes different colors and orientations of ink. A laser provides openings in the surface layer—to expose color ink in the sub-layer—to create color images and/or text. The different orientations of the colored inks include, e.g., circular, linear and overlapped groupings of ink. A sub-layer preferably includes many repeated instances of the grouping. A digital watermark is embedded in a document via transfer of the digital watermark in an embedded image or text, or by pre-embedding the document via altering intensity of colored inks on the original document card stock. A digital watermark can be carried via modulation with a pseudo-random noise sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Levy, Brian LaBrec, Robert Jones
  • Publication number: 20100148486
    Abstract: The invention provides a sheet article comprising a cover (4) comprising hingedly connected first (8) and second surfaces (6), a sheet material (12) being connected to the inside of the first surface, the second surface comprising a pocket (14), wherein the cover comprises a line of weakness (9) such that at least a portion of the first surface is removable by separation of the cover at the line of weakness, and the article comprises means for securably closing the pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventor: George Wallace McDonald
  • Patent number: 7704586
    Abstract: The present invention relates to plastic molded bodies having two-dimensional or three-dimensional image structures produced in the interior through laser subsurface engraving. The plastic molded bodies are made of plastic materials which have a content of nanoscale metal oxides having particle sizes from 1 to 500 nm, both the plastic material and also the included metal oxide being transparent to the laser light used for producing the image structures. The plastic materials from which the molded bodies are manufactured particularly contain metal oxides having particle sizes from 5 to 100 nm at a content of 0.0001 to 0.1 weight-percent. Typical metal oxides are nanoscale indium-tin oxide or antimony-tin oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Degussa AG
    Inventors: Klaus-Dieter Schübel, Jürgen Kreutz, Wilhelm Wolff, Günther Ittmann, Thomas Hasskerl, Harald Häger, Ralf Richter, Wolfgang Stuber
  • Publication number: 20100084847
    Abstract: A kit is provided that assists a customer to produce a pocket-sized, disposable photo album. The kit generally has some paper that has been perforated and scored into a grid of wallet-sized rectangles, some adhesives, and instructions for use. A customer prints wallet-sized photos onto the paper within the wallet-sized rectangles. The customer then tears along the perforation lines to create strips of rectangles, and tapes the strips together end-to-end. Lastly, the customer folds the rectangles along the score lines in an accordion-like fashion to create an expandable album that is easily shared. The resulting “album” can be carried in most any pocket and displayed at a moment's notice. This type of album is particularly useful to people who carry wallets instead of purses, but would otherwise like to share photos.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventor: Michael Friedl
  • 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: 7320481
    Abstract: An easy care handbook constituted by a bound booklet containing recording pages and private information pages can be prepared by a simple method. The recording pages of the bound booklet are common for all users so that the bound booklet can be made in volume at a low price. The private pages are formed by a printable sheet having a printable side, an adhesive layer on the other side, and a detachable sheet removably attached onto the adhesive layer. Private information from a database can be printed by a printer onto the printable side prior to incorporating the printable sheet into the booklet. The detachable sheet is removed from the preprinted printable sheet and the adhesive layer is attached onto the recording page to form the private information pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Hisago Label Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takao Tsubouchi
  • Patent number: 7306262
    Abstract: A single-sheet registration form and key packet that may be printed on a laser printer or other automated printing device during a registration process conducted by a commercial organization, such as a hotel or motel. The single-sheet registration form and key packet includes lines of perforations for separating the registration form from the key packet and for quickly folding the key packet in order to construct the key packet during the registration process. Additionally, the key-packet portion of the single-sheet registration form and key packet includes dye-cut slots for inserting magnetic key cards and metal keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Electronic Forms Plus, Inc.
    Inventor: Ted Eugene Wright
  • Patent number: 7267857
    Abstract: A laminating and mounting system include a pouch (10) made of thermal laminating film (15,16) and a thermal adhesive (21,22) on a surface (17,18) both inside the pouch and outside the pouch. A first substrate (19), like a print, is placed within a chamber (25) of the pouch (10). The pouch (10) is attached or aligned with a backer board, a rigid substrate (20). The assembly comprising the pouch (10), print (19) and backer substrate (20) are laminated in one pass by a laminating machine (30) that applies both heat and pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: D & K International, Inc.
    Inventor: Karl Singer
  • Patent number: 7118134
    Abstract: A dual sided integral composite image product and method of make same. The image product includes a first support substrate having a separate image layer thereon and a second support substrate having separate image layer thereon. The second support substrate being secured to the first support substrate so as to form the dual sided integral composite image product. A fold line is provided on said image product about which the integral composite image product may be folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Joseph A. Manico, Dale F. McIntyre, John K. McBride
  • Patent number: 7077435
    Abstract: A label structure and method, with the label structure including a base panel for affixing to a surface and having a back face having an adhesive applied thereon. A first leaflet is positioned adjacent to a front face of the base panel. The first leaflet comprises a first folded panel having a first fold extending substantially parallel to a first axis of the label structure. A second leaflet is positioned forward of the first leaflet such that the first leaflet is positioned substantially between the second leaflet and the base panel with the second leaflet being stacked on the first leaflet. The second leaflet comprises a second folded panel having a second fold extending substantially parallel to the first axis of the label structure. A laminating layer overlies the base panel, the first leaflet, and the second leaflet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Inventor: Randy G. Cowan
  • Patent number: 7029034
    Abstract: A calendar is provided for behavior modification as well as a method for using the same. The calendar has calendar sheets and informational sheets. The calendar has objectives sections, data collection sections, analysis sections, non-date pages and/or detachable pages for use by an individual. The calendar may be customized and/or pre-designed for an individual or by the individual. In use, the behavior information may be recorded on the calendar sheet. Information associated with daily, weekly, and/or monthly behavior may be recorded. The information may include weekly and/or monthly averages and/or summations, delta calculations, and/or minimum/maximum data. The calendar may be adapted to measure or track indicators, such as, for example, developmental progress, caloric intake, amount and type of exercise, amount of fat, sodium or sugar, amount of cigarettes smoked, blood pressure measurements, weight gain or the like. A bottom space may also be provided to record monthly goals and/or objectives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Inventor: Patricia M. Newell
  • Patent number: 7004507
    Abstract: A flat sheet of paper, or other thin flexible material, has information printed on one side in the form of a plurality of discrete panels or areas of text or images, while the entire other side is taken up by a large-scale, poster-like pattern. The panels or areas of text or images, are defined by crease lines created by folding the sheet of material. These creases are formed using a perpendicular fold method described in detail in this application. Each fold is perpendicular to the previous fold, creating a grid-like pattern, with each panel in the grid pattern containing a discrete quantity of text or images. When the invention is at its most folded state it has a relatively compact size. As the invention is unfolded, the panels of text or images are revealed in a specific sequence in order to tell a story or communicate some other type of sequentially ordered information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Inventor: Neil Barnett Shulman
  • Patent number: 6974157
    Abstract: A pamphlet (10) constructed in accordance with the principles of a preferred embodiment of the present invention and configured for receiving and storing a card (12) is disclosed. The illustrated pamphlet (10) broadly includes a single printable blank (14), printed with indicia (16), and folded to form an envelope section (18)—for receiving and securely storing the card (12)—and an adjacent panel section (20) that overlies the card-laden envelope section (18). The card (12) is preferably a key card, such as a hotel or motel room key. The blank (14) is preferably generally rectangular in configuration. The printed indicia (16) preferably includes a map (30) of the city in which the hotel or motel is located. The envelope section (18) is formed without the need for adhesives and is normally closed on three margins (18a, 18b, and 18d) and the fourth margin (18c) is closed by folding the panel section (20) into the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Inventor: Robert E. Hammon
  • Patent number: 6962371
    Abstract: An assembly for mailing an article requiring delivery by a special service and a method for mailing same are provided. The assembly includes a return postcard and anchor portions removably attached to the return postcard. The anchor portions include adhesive that allows the anchor portions to be attached to a mailpiece. The return postcard includes a special services designator section indicative of the special service required for delivery of the mailpiece. The return postcard is integrally formed, but removably attached, such that the return postcard remains attached to the envelope until received by the addressee, at which time the return postcard may be removed. The assembly is designed to incorporate a form into the return postcard to simplify preparation of the mailpiece for delivery by the special service. Alternatively, the postcard may contain a machine readable code that aids in the delivery and tracking of the mailpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Inventor: Glenn Petkovsek
  • Patent number: 6964016
    Abstract: A printed material to be folded a plurality of times is paginated by displaying an unfolded leaf and assigning page numbers to pages on the face and back of the unfolded leaf through computer processing. The number of rectangles corresponding to the number of pages in a matrix is designated on each of the face and back of the unfolded leaf. One of the rectangles is determined as a 1st page on either one of the face and back of the unfolded leaf, and the rectangle on the reverse side which corresponds to the 1st page is determined as a 2nd page. One of the rectangles which will face the 2nd page when the leaf is folded once is determined as a 3rd page. The rectangle on the reverse side which corresponds to the 3rd page is determined as a 4th page. One of the rectangles which will face the 4th page when the leaf is folded twice is determined as a 5th page, and the rectangle on the reverse side which corresponds to the 5th page is determined as a 6th page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Taiji Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 6902197
    Abstract: A method of producing a folded item having printed information thereon to provide information to the user of a product is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Inventors: Joseph M. Vijuk, Robert Vijuk
  • Patent number: 6869654
    Abstract: The invention discloses form constructions and methods of making form constructions comprising a substrate having a printable surface portion and a sticker. In preferred embodiment the sticker is a face adhering validation sticker and/or the form substrate comprises a cutout with the viewing surface of the sticker releasably attached to the perimeter of the cutout and exposed through the cutout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Scott T. Ginkel, R. Ellen Harelstad, Sundar J. Rajan
  • Patent number: 6865837
    Abstract: An album page for displaying articles, such as photographs, includes an intermediate, preferably opaque, sheet and a pair of outer sheets made from a transparent plastic material. Die cuts are provided in the immediate sheet at a plurality of locations, and the two outer sheets are adhered to one another at the locations defined by the die cuts. The preferred album page does not use adhesives to bond either outer sheet to the intermediate sheet, and the die cut/seal areas are arranged to permit display of rectangular objects in either horizontal or vertical positions. The invention features an arrangement, which insures that horizontally displayed objects are supported on both sides of the bottom edge thereof to enhance the overall aesthetics of the filled page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: Intercraft Company
    Inventors: Paul Raymond Matteau, John P. Jordan, Paul Mylander
  • Patent number: 6843505
    Abstract: The invention relates to an assembly of calendar sheets in a book, ring binder or the like wherein the sheets are kept together by means of a holder; and wherein two consecutive calendar sheets are displayed to each their side of the holder during referencing. The particular feature of the assembly of sheets constitutes in that each sheet has a front and opposite this a back that is, along a hinge line via a connecting element, pivotally connected to the holder whereby each sheet can be shifted from a plane position at the one side of the holder to a plane position at the other side of the holder during the pivoting movement of the connecting element about the hinge line and the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: Special Creation APS
    Inventor: Hans Eriksen
  • Patent number: 6793251
    Abstract: A binder has a front cover and a back cover. A first page assembly for mounting in the binder includes a first magnet. A second page assembly for mounting in the binder in an overlying relationship with the first page assembly includes a second magnet for releasably attaching the second page assembly to the first page assembly in the binder. Each one of the page assemblies may include a magnet portion, a hinge portion, and a display portion, which may be all formed as one piece. The binder has a base member, made of a magnetic material, to which the magnets are attracted to mount the page assemblies in the binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Inventor: Daniel H. Stark
  • Patent number: RE41746
    Abstract: Product information label system having a base member and a foldout medical information pamphlet which is applied to medicinal and drug containers where the foldout pamphlet is resealable for subsequent use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Tursso Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul McClure, Dennis J. Tursso, Bill Weernick, James R. Meineke, Patricia Meineke