Strips Patents (Class 281/5)
  • Patent number: 9606583
    Abstract: Provided is a hinge module apparatus including first and second bodies configured to respectively support different areas of a flexible display, a plurality of hinge members coupled to each other, and configured to couple the first and second bodies to each other, and coupling members configured to couple adjacent ones of the plurality of hinge members to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sungsang Ahn, Taehyeog Jung
  • Patent number: 9302527
    Abstract: A reversible notebook combines the features of accordion-folded pages and unique string binding. The accordion-folded pages allow for the continuous presentation of text or images with no area lost to bound margins. This is ideal for small presentations such as a portfolio of business cards. As another advantage, the notebook has uniform thickness rather than being thicker at one spine than the other. The string binding allows the notebook to be opened at either spine while the other spine remains secured closed. In conjunction with the accordion fold, this allows for presentation of two different sequences of content. The notebook may be large enough to use as a journal or album. For larger implementations, magnets or locks may be used to further secure one or both spines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventor: Ashley Anna Lowery
  • Patent number: 9230454
    Abstract: A map including a plurality of sheets having map pictorial sections printed on each sheet; the plurality of sheets including an outermost sheet and an innermost sheet; and at least a first inner sheet and a second inner sheet positioned between the outermost sheet and the innermost sheet, the first inner sheet positioned between the outermost sheet and the second inner sheet; each of the plurality of sheets having first, second and third fold lines such that each of the plurality of sheets includes four panels; the first panel defined by a first side edge and the first fold line, the second panel defined by the first fold line and the second fold line, the third panel defined by the second fold line and the third fold line, and the fourth panel defined by the third fold line and a second side edge; wherein each the sheet is folded along the second fold line such that the third panel is positioned atop the second panel with the third fold line proximate the first fold line; the fourth panel positioned atop the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventor: Peter M. Lynch
  • Publication number: 20140353958
    Abstract: In a material web which is printed in a digital printing station and moved in an advancement direction, a first material-web strand, which is formed by at least one printed material-web portion, is combined with a second material-web strand, which is formed by two printed material-web portions, by folding. The two material-web strands are connected to one another by an adhesive. Subproducts are then severed from the thus interconnected material-web strands by cross-cutting. These subproducts comprise a first printed sheet, severed from the first material-web strand, and a second printed sheet, connected to the first printed sheet and severed from the second material-web strand. The subproducts are then positioned one upon the other to form a stack, the subproducts being connected to one another by an adhesive in the region of the subsequent folding line. The stacked subproducts are then folded about a folding line to form an end product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: HUNKELER AG
    Inventors: Franz HUNKELER, Erich HODEL
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130300099
    Abstract: An oversize sheet of paper has a rectangular main portion, a first edge portion or strip and a second edge portion or strip. The main portion is of standard dimensions and has two parallel long edges and two parallel short edges. The first and second edge portions are contiguous with the main portion along respective edges thereof. The edge portions are separable from the main portion along respective weakened lines. The first edge portion and the second edge portion are each printed on at least one major surface with alphanumeric material germane to a particular topic or academic subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Andrew STUHL
  • 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: 8544757
    Abstract: A transaction product includes a cover, a sheet support member, a plurality of separate sheet members, and an account identifier. Each of the plurality of separate sheet members transition between folded and unfolded configurations. Each of the plurality of separate sheet members is coupled to the cover via the sheet support member. In the folded configuration, each separate sheet member is maintained within a footprint of the cover. In the unfolded configuration, each separate sheet member extends beyond the footprint of the cover. When one separate sheet member is in the unfolded configuration others of the plurality of separate sheet members are in the folded configuration and substantially hidden from view via the sheet support member. The account identifier is statically connected to one of the cover, the sheet support member, and the plurality of separate sheet members and links the transaction product to a financial account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirstin Stahl, Brenda Irlbeck, Sage C. Rider, Jessica D. Albrecht, Primoz Samardzija, Timothy P. Clegg
  • 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: 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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: 8104795
    Abstract: An expandable card form is described that includes a plurality of foldable leafs that are foldable onto one another at fold lines which separate each adjacent pair of foldable leafs. A slot can be cut through the fold line separating one of the adjacent pairs of foldable leafs. The plurality of foldable leafs can be connected to one another linearly and can include adhesive sections so that, when assembled, the foldable leafs form an expandable card. One end leaf can include a projecting panel attached thereto. The projecting panel can be extended through the slot when the card is expanded and can be retracted so as not to be visible when the card is oriented into its closed configuration. The expandable card can include information printed thereon to create a business card, a place setting card, a medical information card, or a gift card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: WILopEN Products, LC
    Inventor: Richard Wilen
  • Publication number: 20110236103
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus includes: an image forming unit configured to form an image to be printed on a sheet; an apparatus main body including the image forming unit therein; a recessed section provided on the outer side of the apparatus main body; and a clip unit configured to clip, when the sheet is inserted into the recessed section, an end of the sheet with a paper clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicants: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hideaki SUGIYAMA
  • Patent number: 7988199
    Abstract: A safety skin appliqué kit for parents and custodians of children, disabled persons, and the elderly, including a marking pen and a pre-packaged collection of preprinted skin appliqués each removably sandwiched between two carrier sheets. Each of the appliqués further comprise a die cut section of breathable polyurethane tape, printed with a forward image on one side defined by a lightly-colored high-contrast window, and pre-printed plea to call if lost. The appliqués are coated with hypoallergenic acrylate adhesive for application to skin or other surfaces. Parents and custodians can apply one of said appliques' to their child, disabled person, or elderly charge, and write a contact telephone number in the window of the appliqué. This way, if their charge becomes lost, passersby will notice the appliqué, read the contact telephone number, and call the custodian.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventor: Michele Welsh
  • Patent number: 7703808
    Abstract: An expandable business card is described that includes a first foldable page and a second foldable page. The first foldable page has a detachable business card. The second foldable page is connected to a booklet. The first page and second page are interconnected and slidingly engaged. When in a first folded position, the booklet is concealed within the perimeter of the expandable business card. When the expandable business card is opened in the second position, the booklet can expand to a predetermined size to provide an additional area for promotional information. The first page includes a projection that is not visible in the first folded position but then extends for viewing in the second open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Inventor: Richard Wilen
  • Patent number: 7699352
    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 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Denis J. Stemmle, Clare E. Woodman, John W. Sussmeier, Michael J. Cummings
  • Patent number: 7673406
    Abstract: Hanging laminar label having a main portion of essentially rectangular sheet of a width H and with a longitudinal central appendage, which is essentially rectangular and of a narrower width h, wherein the appendage is attached to the main portion by a connection neck that has a central portion of a constant width z and the distal end of the appendage has a wider section with a portion of a constant width Z, the sum of the widths of the main portion and the appendage H+h being equal to the sum of the widths of the connection neck and the wider section of the appendage z+Z.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Giro GH, S.A.
    Inventor: Ezequiel Giro Amigo
  • Publication number: 20090321552
    Abstract: A paper towel sheet is disclosed which contains a low strength adhesive material strategically applied to selected areas of the sheet. The adhesive areas enable the user to optionally fold and form the sheets into three-dimensional shapes suitable for a variety of new uses, such as making “bowls” for holding popcorn or other food, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: Frank Stephen Hada, Megan Kathryn Millard, Heather Anne Sorebo, Kenneth John Zwick
  • Publication number: 20090193701
    Abstract: A thermal printer processible combination wristband/label form has a top portion comprising a wristband which occupies substantially the entirety of thereof and a bottom portion comprising one of several alternative embodiments of labels. The label embodiments include a plurality of individually formed labels, a plurality of labels occupying substantially the entirety of the bottom portion, and a die cut defining a label portion with pairs of nicks spaced along an upper and lower border of the die cut and between which a user may tear off labels of a desired length including different lengths. The form is produced in quantity and joined together into a fan fold strip having an overall width of a nominal two inches so as to be capable of being printed by relatively older thermal printers having a nominal two inch throat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: LASER BAND, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Greer
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 6945564
    Abstract: An expense receipt diary of a notebook-type (10) consisting of a front cover (12), a back cover (14), and a plurality of interior pages (16), secured together by binding (18) on one side. The front of each interior page (16) consists of a mounting area (24) that contains a plurality of adhesive strips (28). Each strip (28) is comprised of a release liner (30) and an underlying adhesive (32). Receipts (34a) may be attached to the underlying adhesives (32) by removing the liners (30) and pressing the receipt (34b) onto the exposed adhesives (32). The recording area (20) is located on the reverse side of the mounting area (24). The recording area (20) is a printed surface where the employee can record details pertaining to the receipts attached (34b) to the mounting area (24) of the same sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Inventor: Roberto Hernandez
  • 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: 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: 6749916
    Abstract: A multiple layer label has a pre-curved upper label on a base label. When applied to a curved or non-planar surface, a gap between portion of the labels accommodates the wrapping of the label structure around the surface and avoids tearing, splitting, bunching and wrinkling in the respective upper and base labels. The label structure is formed by bending the labels around a forming surface, releasing one end of the upper label and repositioning it on the base label so that when removed from the bending operation and straightened out, the upper label is arched away from the base label. Apparatus and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Ampersand Label
    Inventors: Lowell F. Matthews, Thomas P. Miller, Kyle J. Putzier
  • Patent number: 6746052
    Abstract: An information storage device having a first part such as an insert on which information is provided and a second part comprising a holder for the first part, whereby the first part may be stored in the second part. The edges of the first and second parts may be provided with lips for mating together to provide interlocking parts whereby the first part may be pulled outwardly to expose the information thereon but is prevented from being completely separated from the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Inventor: Henry Reynolds
  • Patent number: 6715796
    Abstract: A method for preparing both main label and warning label portions for a container useful in dispensing drugs by a pharmacist in which the main label portion contains specific drug or patient information and the warning label portion contains one or more warnings specific to the drug or patient information includes the steps of providing a backing sheet having the main label portion and the warning label portion releasably adhered thereto, printing the drug or patient information on the main label portion and the drug-specific information on the warning label during only one printing pass, and then affixing both the main label portion and the warning label portion to a drug container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: ABP Patent Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Richard W. Foote, Carlos R. Young
  • Patent number: 6686014
    Abstract: A pattern of coating is applied to a label, such that the coating covers the periphery, including a portion of the top surface of the label, and overlaps onto the liner ply area adjacent to the label. The coating is selected to form a stable and resistant film that spans continuously along the label edge and liner surfaces. The coating reduces adhesive ooze when the label is exposed to elevated ambient temperatures and pressures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventors: David E. Washburn, Stephen D. Webendorfer, Rajendra Mehta, David F. Laurash
  • Patent number: 6682798
    Abstract: A pouch label assembly having an overlaminate sheet cleanly removable from an expanded content device to prevent destruction of the device. The pouch includes a self-adhesive base layer, a plastic overlaminate sheet disposed over the base layer to form a pouch, and an expanded content device disposed in the pouch. The expanded content device is anchored to the overlaminate sheet with an emulsion acrylic adhesive. Use of this adhesive provides clean, non-deforming removal of the expanded content device from the overlaminate sheet, and consequently the pouch. Perforations or grasping tabs may be included on the overlaminate sheet adjacent the perimeters of the expanded content device to facilitate removal of the device from the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: CCL Label, Inc.
    Inventor: Guy S. Kiraly
  • Patent number: 6659508
    Abstract: A security document, banknote, bond, travellers check, passport or token, including a substrate (1), said substrate having a device including a first macro-embossing (2, 3) of the substrate having a predetermined feature, and a second micro-embossing of smaller dimensions formed in or on said predetermined feature of said embossing. The first embossing being formed to hide and reveal said second embossing at predetermined viewing angles &agr;, &bgr;. The macro-embossing may comprise lines having a height of about 20 microns and a spacing of 80 microns, and the micro-embossing in the form of lines or dots (4) to a height of about 2 to 5 microns. The lines have a predetermined height (H) and a predetermined spacing (S) such that the ratio S:H is typically from about 6:1 to 2:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Note Printing Australia Limited
    Inventors: Joshua Robert Nemeth, Wayne Kevin Jackson
  • Patent number: 6626755
    Abstract: A carbonless form is provided that may be folded selectively into a duplicating state or a non-duplicating state. In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, a carbonless form is provided comprising a form sheet, a transverse fold line, an assigned data entry portion, and an exposed data entry portion. The form sheet defines a front face, a rear face, a top edge, a bottom edge, and a pair of side edges. The transverse fold line extends across the form sheet to define a first panel and a second panel on opposite sides of the transverse fold line. The assigned data entry portion is defined on the rear face of the second panel. The exposed data entry portion is defined on the front face of the first panel. A CB coating is applied to the rear face of the form sheet in the first panel and a CF coating is applied to the rear face of the form sheet in the second panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventors: Joseph L. Klenke, Dale Lakes
  • Patent number: 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