Adhesively Attached Patents (Class 283/101)
  • Patent number: 10331905
    Abstract: A system and method for protecting personal information on prescription medicine container labels which includes a label configured for relocating a removable printed label panel to a different location where it bonds over the personal information and thereby uncovering a pre-marked array of fake information intended to mimic authentic information to misdirect and hinder thieves from accessing the authentic personal information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Nathan David Schmitt
  • Patent number: 10325527
    Abstract: A label to identify an object has an inscribable layer composite for receiving a first, visible inscription to identify an object, an adhesive film for adhering the label to an object, and an active substance, which, when contacting the object surface, penetrates into and/or acts on the object surface. The active substance is disposed on the label rear side in a structured active surface layer, on, in, or underneath the adhesive film. The structured active substance layer includes a partial surface region or multiple partial surface regions of the label base surface. When the label is adhesively affixed to the object surface, the active substance on the label rear side selectively contacts the object surface in the structured active substance surface region. Within the base label surface, the structured active substance layer has the shape and/or contour of a further, initially-invisible inscription, identification or item of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Wolff, Peter Seidl
  • Patent number: 10301080
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to containers and packaging that incorporate novel tamper evident features that make prominent the evidence of tamper. In particular, the novel tamper prominent containers of the present invention comprise newly designed tamper prominent images, i.e., prominent continuity control (PCC) images. Additionally, the present invention provides novel methods of increasing prominence of the evidence of tamper with a container, e.g., of consumer goods, by incorporating prominent continuity control (PCC) images integrated with a button locking assembly that must be removed to open a locked container making prominent the evidence of tamper through clear visualization in the PCC image, e.g., prominently displaying an image of a broken lock after full fracture and removal of the button locking assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Ali Lotfi
  • Patent number: 10281110
    Abstract: Promotional items with enhanced advertising messaging. More specifically, embodiments are directed to a metallic-finished promotional item with a laser-engraved message that is illuminated or backlit by incorporating a light source into the promotional item. The light source acts to illuminate or brighten the laser-engraved message when the light source is powered on. Furthermore, according to embodiments, when the light source is not in use, the laser-engraved message remains appealing, hereinafter referred to “daylight appeal”, due to its enhanced contrast with the surrounding metallic finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Amsterdam Printing & Litho, Inc.
    Inventors: David Casciotti, Jing Mahler, Darren Costelloe, Jianhua Luo
  • Patent number: 10207020
    Abstract: An identification device that combines an antimicrobial coating with a printable substrate. For example, the invention includes a wristband with a face stock supporting indicia which are applied on (such as through thermal transfer printing) or through (such as through direct thermal printing) an antimicrobial layer. The antimicrobial layer is preferably a coating or varnish that is applied as the outermost layer and can bind with thermal transfer printing ink or supports pass through of direct thermal printing on a chemically receptive sublayer. The antimicrobial varnish includes varnish compounds and antimicrobial compounds such as a silver zeolite ion that is configured to react to moisture with a controlled release of microbial disinfectant. Preferably, the wristband is a hospital wristband bearing on-site printed identification indicia for a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Gene Allen Hofer, David Macedon
  • Patent number: 10166462
    Abstract: A game ticket printed on a ticket substrate includes a first surface portion with a first game play area thereon and a second surface portion of the substrate with a second game play area. Each of said first and second game play areas contains game play symbols printed on the game play area covered by a scratch-off material. The ticket can be modified by folding or by separating portions so as to provide movement of the second game play area relative to said game play information to allow playing by the player of the game symbols on the second play area. The ticket includes a single prize validated by a single bar code and the result of a combination of both the first and second aspects of the play.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Pollard Banknote Limited
    Inventors: Valerie Friesen, Nancy Bettcher, Lyle Scrymgeour
  • Patent number: 10127548
    Abstract: A greeting card stored-value card combinations and methods of forming said combinations are provided. In one embodiment, these combinations include a greeting card comprising means for affixing a stored-value card thereto. These combinations also include a stored-value card affixed to the greeting card. A single identifier, such as a Stock-Keeping Unit (SKU) or a Universal Product Code (UPC), is assigned to the bundle that uniquely identifies the bundled greeting card and stored-value card. The single identifier provides identification means allowing the stored-value card to be activated. A single capture of the single identifier enables the customer to both purchase the greeting card stored-value card combination product as well as to activate the store-value card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: BLACKHAWK NETWORK, INC.
    Inventor: Donald Kingsborough
  • Patent number: 10121168
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a method for creating or improving customer preference profiles includes providing a decision coupon to a customer with two or more promotional options directed to related items selected to ascertain a purchasing preference associated with the related items through selection of one of the promotional options. A selection of one of the promotional options is received and an indication of the selected promotional option is stored in a purchasing preference profile for the customer. The indication of the selected option is used to update an affinity for a product or product category for the customer within the customer's purchasing preference profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ajay A. Deshpande, Kimberly D. Hendrix, Herbert S. McFaddin, Chandrasekhar Narayanaswami
  • Patent number: 10121167
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a method for creating or improving customer preference profiles includes providing a decision coupon to a customer with two or more promotional options directed to related items selected to ascertain a purchasing preference associated with the related items through selection of one of the promotional options. A selection of one of the promotional options is received and an indication of the selected promotional option is stored in a purchasing preference profile for the customer. The indication of the selected option is used to update an affinity for a product or product category for the customer within the customer's purchasing preference profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ajay A. Deshpande, Kimberly D. Hendrix, Herbert S. McFaddin, Chandrasekhar Narayanaswami
  • Patent number: 10031480
    Abstract: When coating a document surface (3) having relief-like information (1) carrying personal data, for example, with a monomer-containing liquid UV adhesive (4) across the entire surface and then laminating thereon a volume hologram (2), the varying adhesive thicknesses between the volume hologram and the document surface resulting from the relief cause differentiated swelling and thereby a differentiated color shift of the hologram. After the desired color shift is achieved, the UV adhesive (4) is completely cured. In this way, individual holographic information is obtained, which is located exactly above the relief-like information of the document. With this method, holographic overlays comprising personal data and a passport picture can be produced, and it is possible to link defined optical document information to the hologram in an accurately positioned manner, so that information is visible both non-diffractively and, from a different viewing angle, holographically in a different color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Hologram Industries Research GmbH
    Inventors: Irina Menz, Philippe Huet
  • Patent number: 10010795
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to methods and systems involving an enhanced social expression card that comprises machine-readable storage for data relating to one or more virtual goods. The one or more virtual goods may be, for example, redeemable in a virtual environment such as a videogame or an online virtual world.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Activision Publishing, Inc.
    Inventor: John Coyne
  • Patent number: 9994062
    Abstract: A multilayer body includes a transparent first layer. In the transparent first layer, a multiplicity microlenses arranged in accordance with a microlens grid are impressed in a first region. Furthermore, the multilayer body includes a second layer, which is arranged below the first layer and in a fixed position with respect to the first layer and has a multiplicity of microimages arranged in accordance with a microimage grid and in each case in an at least regional overlap with one of the microlenses of the microlens grid for the purpose of generating a first optically variable information item. The grid pitches of the microimage grid and of the microlens grid in each case in at least one spatial direction are less than 300 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: OVD KINEGRAM AG
    Inventors: Andreas Schilling, Wayne Robert Tompkin, Achim Hansen
  • Patent number: 9833971
    Abstract: A printable blank sheet comprises a sheet with a top substrate and a bottom layer, a dry lift adhesive connecting the top substrate to the bottom layer, an object with an intricate shape cut into the sheet, and a coupon cut into the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Blank Acquisition, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew R. Ogren
  • Patent number: 9767253
    Abstract: The present system and the method relate to adding product information to patient record. A product database stores the product information corresponding to a product, while a patient database stores the patient record corresponding to a patient. A product detector detects a product identifier corresponding to the product information and generates a product identifier message. The patient detector detects a patient identifier corresponding to the patient record and generates a patient identifier message. An adding module adds the product information to the patient record based on the patient identifier message and the product identifier message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: LOGI-D INC.
    Inventor: Richard Philippe
  • Patent number: 9721199
    Abstract: An electronic device is protected from unauthorized access by use of a security wrap having a security screen connected to an alarm circuit of the electronic device. The security screen has a pair of screen terminals interconnected by a conductor. The conductor is formed on a substrate. The substrate is arranged such that attempts to remove the security wrap will result in the substrate being torn and the conductor being damaged or broken whereby the resistance of the conductive path formed by the conductor changes to indicate an alarm condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson Electric S.A.
    Inventors: Vincent Daniel Jean Salle, Martin Wallace Edmonds
  • Patent number: 9688090
    Abstract: An identification medium can be used in an opening label, clearly show signs of it having been opened, and also have a superior authenticity-confirming function. The identification medium has a structure including, in the following order as seen from the side of observation: an optical function layer that generates a color shift, a separation layer that is partially formed, a printed layer, and an adhesive layer, in which when an adhesive strength between the adhesive layer and an adherend is set to be Xa, an adhesive strength between the adhesive layer and the printed layer is set to be Xb, and an adhesive strength at a portion in which the separation layer is laminated between the optical function layer and the printed layer is set to be Xc, the adhesive strength of each part is set to satisfy Xa>Xb>Xc or Xb>Xa>Xc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Hoshino, Itsuo Takeuchi, Tokio Sakauchi, Tooru Ida, Shinei Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9650194
    Abstract: A tamper evident label flap positioned to cover an opening in a package. The label flap includes a base layer having a top surface and a bottom surface. A top layer is attached to the base layer by an adhesive layer. A tamper evident structure is located in at least one designated area between the base layer and the top layer. The tamper evident structure includes a first ink layer applied to the base layer and a second ink layer applied to the first ink layer. The first ink layer and the second ink layer are held together in a weaker bond than a bond between the top layer and the base layer. When the label flap is initially pulled from the package, the first ink layer and the second ink layer separate and define a visible permanent de-lamination which signifies the package has been opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: HFM Packaging, LTD.
    Inventor: Scott Hetherton
  • Patent number: 9592655
    Abstract: A process to apply pressure sensitive adhesive to cut sheet media and eliminate a separate release liner. A Silicone release layer is applied (post fuser) on a top surface of the media and then UV cured. A pressure sensitive adhesive layer is applied next. The cut sheets are then stacked and a compressive force is applied that transfers the pressure sensitive adhesive from one sheet to another and helps hold the stack together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Douglas K Herrmann
  • Patent number: 9213958
    Abstract: Briefly, a new network processing system is provided that collects and coordinates key indicators regarding a product's quality as that product moves from supplier to end user. By doing so, the processing system provides robust, authentic, and trustworthy data that (1) reports the time period when any custodian had the product, (2) identifies what timing or environmental condition caused the product to go bad, and (3) verifies which custodian acted to make the product defective. In use, an intelligent label is attached to a product, and the intelligent label has a timer as well as one or more sensors for monitoring environmental conditions. Upon exceeding timing or environmental rules, a visual alarm indicator is activated on the label. Since the label has electronically retrievable data, electronically scanable data, and human readable date, the network process can collected key data regarding the product along the entire distribution chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Chromera, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Atkinson
  • Patent number: 9192220
    Abstract: A container for fluid products, in particular perfumes, deodorants, creams and the like, comprising: a holding body (2) for containing a fluid (6), preferably a perfume, deodorant or the like; a dispensing member (3) associated with said holding body (2) and having a duct (4) for drawing said fluid (6) and a dispensing head (5) to deliver the fluid drawn by said duct (4), said dispensing head (5) being at least partly inserted in said holding body (2). The container (1) further comprises a transponder device (8) mounted on said dispensing head (5) internally of said holding body (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: Paolo Stefanelli
  • Patent number: 9061198
    Abstract: A strip of chance-type tickets are interconnected end-to-end with rows of perforations that extend widthwise across the strip and that separate and define individual tickets. A side edge of each ticket includes ruler markings which extend continuously from ticket to ticket, thereby encouraging the ticket purchaser to purchase tickets by a standard unit of length, instead of by a monetary denomination or number of tickets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Diamond Game Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred A. Payne, William F. Breslo, James A. Breslo
  • Patent number: 9019555
    Abstract: Printer devices occasionally cause electronic documents to be automatically contracted prior to printing, in order to ensure that all of the content to be printed will fit within the dimensions of a page. Where the electronic document includes information having close tolerances, such as information to be printed on an address label or other defined region on a sheet, the automatic contraction may cause the information to be misaligned with respect to the label or other defined region. Automatically expanding the information within the electronic document prior to printing may counter this effect, and increase the likelihood that the information will be printed within the label or other defined region for which it is intended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Louis Chappell, Adrian Paul Inglis, Zhengqiang Xu
  • Patent number: 8979133
    Abstract: A data carrier provides health related information regarding a patient, and facilitates compliance with HIPAA by the obscuring the association between the name of the patient and the health related information when the data carrier is to be discarded. The data carrier includes a release liner, a health information label having an upper surface and a lower surface, the label including a first area on the upper surface for indicia specifying health related information and a second area on the upper surface for indicia specifying the identity of a patient, and a pressure sensitive adhesive coating on the lower surface of the health information label, securing the health information label to the release liner. A masking label is either integral with the health information label, or the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventors: Bryan W. Vidler, Frank Lombardo, Bryce C. Waggoner, Gary M. Cairns
  • Patent number: 8972277
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a layered image assembly and a marketing method are provided including a passive consumer behavior tracking method without requiring an “opt-in” process. The layered image assembly includes a base layer and a top layer with an inner area formed between. An opening is provided within a perimeter of the base layer to provide access to the inner layer. The inner layer is provided with a media that may comprise coupons, offers, advertisements, collapsible springs, animated collapsible springs having an image, etc. The media may include one or more symbols for conveying information. The layered image assembly may be attached to an item, such as a substrate, envelope, package, magazine, etc. The customer information relating to the item may be associated, or merged, with the information from the one or more symbols from the media. This merging of information may be used to track customer purchases, customer information, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Action Wobble, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Sullivan, Jeffrey S. Samson, Cory Price, Pedro Vaca, Basil Luck
  • Patent number: 8943720
    Abstract: A message-delivery medium with concealed information functions as a tool to promote personal relationships and connections between a sender and receiver, and comprises a message carrier and removable covering element. The message carrier carries an integrated message, which is known and designed/planned beforehand by the sender, and which contains a multiple of interrelated message elements having relativity and connectivity with each other. The message elements include at least one visible message and at least one concealed message that is hidden, yet known to the sender, such as a key message and/or an answer. The removable covering element is integrated with the surface of the message carrier, and hides the concealed message that is intentionally chosen to be hidden, thus preventing the receiver to see the concealed message. The receiver experiences feelings and/or emotional reactions planned, designed or expected by the sender, before, during and after removing the covering element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Fang-Lin Kuo
  • Patent number: 8944470
    Abstract: A tamper-evident adhesive security tape or label includes a flexible backing substrate with a surface that bears an embossed varnish layer, a semitransparent metal layer and/or a high refractive index layer, a partial release varnish layer, one or more varnish layers having optical properties, a full-area release varnish layer, a full-area varnish layer, and a self-adhesive coating layer. In regions not coated with the partial release varnish layer, an adhesion of the embossed varnish layer, the semitransparent metal layer and/or the HRI layer, the one or more varnish layers having optical properties, the full-area release varnish layer, the full-area varnish layer, the self-adhesive coating layer, and an article to be secured to one another is greater than an adhesion of the one or more varnish layers having optical properties to the full-area release varnish layer or an adhesion of the full-area release varnish layer to the full-area varnish layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Hueck Folien Ges.m.b.H.
    Inventors: Marco Mayrhofer, Georg Aigner
  • Patent number: 8881895
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for distributing samples is provided. The distribution apparatus and method includes a sample package made up of a sample product to be distributed and a sample backing, which is attached to a sample carrier. This sample distribution method has many unique advantages, including promoting a sample product that consumers can actually, see, feel, touch, taste and smell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Samplemax, Inc.
    Inventor: John R. Evert
  • Patent number: 8857856
    Abstract: A security foil includes two or more carrier substrates which have at least one optically active structure and at least two metal layers. The security foil is composed as follows: a) a first carrier substrate, b) a first radiation-curable lacquer layer into which an optically active structure is incorporated, c) a first metal layer, d) a protective lacquer layer, e) an adhesive layer, f) a second carrier substrate, g) a second radiation-curable lacquer layer, h) a second metal layer, i) optionally a protective lacquer layer, and k) optionally an adhesive coating. The adhesion between the layers g) and h) or f) and g) is significantly lower than the adhesion between the remaining layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Hueck Folien Ges.m.b.H.
    Inventor: Marco Mayrhofer
  • Patent number: 8844973
    Abstract: An expanded content label is disclosed which opens from a strategically located release-reseal system located at other than an edge of the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Quality Assured Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph D. Franko, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20140246849
    Abstract: A scratch off lottery ticket and method of manufacturing the scratch off lottery ticket in which the lottery ticket contains multiple game play areas where a player can scratch off a layer of scratch off material to reveal the hidden results, and depending on those results, can be awarded prizes for each particular game play area or can be awarded prizes for the combination of the results from two or more of the multiple game play areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Frost Productions LLC
    Inventor: Cathy S. Frost
  • Patent number: 8810400
    Abstract: Tapes for marking valuable components and their housings and supporting posts are described along with a process for utilizing the tapes including the steps of sequentially marking the copper and the equipment with a MR marking (e.g. barcodes, Q-R codes and/or EF transmitters). EF or related broadcasting transmitters or their equivalent would be thin enough and responsive to a signal; machine reading a MR sequence on copper that is brought; marking the copper sold before, after or at the point of sale; identifying the location and coding the copper as stolen at the point of theft, utilizing a nationwide system of copper marking tied to the buyer's information; visually marking the copper in a non-sequential way, potentially by region or state in order to minimize the amount of overlap and would also include the concepts of mandatory scanning of copper products at installation or recycling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Gregory M Friedlander
  • Patent number: 8777271
    Abstract: A linerless duplex label system is operable to print and apply a linerless duplex label to a substrate. A plurality of linerless duplex labels are provided and each label includes a single-ply stock with top and bottom faces. The label also includes an endless adhesive border applied to the bottom face. The adhesive border is an unactivated, selectively activatable adhesive, such labels are overlaid on one another without any substantial adhesion therebetween. Each label may essentially be freely removed from the others, and the adhesive may thereafter be activated so that the label can be adhesively applied to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Premier Print & Services Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Raming
  • 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: 8745906
    Abstract: A dose tracking method is supported by a multi-flag label construction that label-links a primary container to at least one secondary container. The dose tracking methodology comprises a series of steps including: printing information associated with a source container upon a parent label and a series of child labels, the parent and child labels forming a portion of a multi-layered, multi-flag label; adhesively attaching a transparent end of the multi-flag label to the source container, the transparent end overlying the information associated with the source container; drawing a dose from the source container into a dose container; removing a select child label from the multi-flag label; adhesively attaching the removed select child label to the dose container; and inputting the printed information from the select child label into a dose tracking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Timothy N. Cloninger
  • Patent number: 8703265
    Abstract: A holographic sealing member for a container including a heat actuated sealant or adhesive layer that secures the sealing member to a container. The sealing member also includes a metal foil sealing layer over and covering and bonded to the heat actuated sealant or adhesive layer, a holographic layer over and covering and bonded to the metal foil layer having an upper plastic layer and a lower embossed image layer, and a tab over and covering and bonded to the upper plastic layer. The tab may be pulled to remove the tab and the plastic layer from a container, thereby exposing the lower embossed image layer which may then be perforated to gain access to the contents of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Selig Sealing Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert William Thorstensen-Woll, Joseph Smelko
  • Publication number: 20140097609
    Abstract: A solution for concealing confidential information that is printed at the point of sale in a game of chance utilizing a more common type printer designed for printing on a standard grade and biodegradable direct thermal paper. This system can print and cut each individual ticket in variable lengths. The unique and innovative concept of this new system allows a second and separate biodegradable substrate to be collated in a continuous stream over top of the printed ribbon before it is cut away and delivered into the presenter. The second substrate contains a strip of a specially formulated adhesive and is adhered to the top surface of the printed ribbon as the two substrates join together while passing through mechanical nip rollers. The confidential printed information is now covered and the combined substrates are cut and delivered as one ticket unit. The ticket information is revealed by easily peeling away the adhered top layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: ROBERT LUNDGREN, MICHAEL VIGUNAS, WILLIAM KRAHL, NEAL MCLOUGHLIN, PHIL LULEK
  • Patent number: 8608204
    Abstract: A self attaching tag made essentially of self adhesive printable plastic to be attached to a fragile and easily deformable object characterized in that the tag is covered with a plurality of varnishes which allow for the protection of pre-printing and for printing and writing on at the moment of use. The tags are delivered on large rolls where perforations allow for easy separation of the tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Brennoor Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Brennan, Michael David Moorhouse
  • Patent number: 8596517
    Abstract: A mailing card for mailing confidential information securely, comprising: a card having a front and a back and configured to be mailed; a display layer over the front of the card; a security shield removably coupled to the display layer and including a design substantially matching the design of the display layer, wherein the security shield is selectably coupleable to a portion of the back of the card and substantially opaque thereby enabling a user to obscure writing thereon. In addition, the security shield includes a pressure sensitive adhesive layer. Moreover, the security shield is sized smaller than the display layer and matches the design of the display layer at borders of the security shield when disposed at a predetermined location over the display layer. Furthermore, the security shield substantially identically matches a portion of the design of the display layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventor: Betty D. Flennory
  • Patent number: 8579878
    Abstract: A special label is adapted for labeling of infusion bags containing a liquid. The bag is labeled only in a small partial area, which does not contain any liquid. For safe labeling capable of being automated, the label consists of a special film composite, which makes it possible to form a flap with special hinge properties. By virtue of the special fastening options, accidental detachment of the label from the infusion bag is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Peter Seidl
  • Publication number: 20130292934
    Abstract: A security sticker for three-dimensional packaging which may carry a security tag, a section of which is t-shaped such that the sticker, in use, extends across two axes of the packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: MAXGEAR EUROPE LIMITED
    Inventor: Richard Newman
  • Patent number: 8528940
    Abstract: A printable form with a printable face ply and a wristband releasably bonded to the printable form. The wristband may be detached from the printable form and secured around a body part for use in identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Chicago Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Carl Opel, Daniel Hedger
  • Publication number: 20130214525
    Abstract: A ticket with data hidden by paint that can be scraped with an integrated scratching portion includes a solid substrate on which an area is made which bears, impressed thereon, some data to be concealed and hidden from view by a paint which is removable by means of scraping operated by the person who must acquire the aforesaid data. The aforesaid scraping of said removable paint preferably occurs by means of the integrated scratching portion, detachable from the aforesaid substrate via the user carrying out, with his fingers, several circular oscillation movements along at least one perforated axis delimiting the integrated scratching portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: Ugo Nevi
  • Patent number: 8512857
    Abstract: This invention relates to a security label for the detection of counterfeiting and tampering. The invention comprises a combination of an iridescent laminated or multilayered material with a lenticular layer. The iridescent layer exhibits an angular dependence in its coloration in reflection and/or transmission and the lenticular layer acts as a filter to light of a given angle of incidence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Qinetiq Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Robert Lawrence, Eoin Seiorse O'Keefe
  • Patent number: 8475901
    Abstract: A method and resulting multi-layered media product including a printed layer and a liner layer having inner surfaces adhered together with a clear poly material sandwiched therebetween. The multi-layered media product includes a first section separable from a remainder of the product and containing printed indicia thereon, a second section separable from a remainder of the product and having a removable printed label thereon, and a third section convertible to an envelope. The third section contains printed indicia on one side thereof and a window of the clear poly material on another side thereof. In operation, the sections of the multi-layered media product are separated and a labeled container can be placed in the envelope and the envelope sealed to prevent tampering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: John Michael Viavattine, Kurt Warren Jones
  • Patent number: 8467091
    Abstract: This disclosure discloses a print label editing apparatus comprising: an operation device that enables an operator to edit print contents to be printed on a print-receiving tape; a display device that displays a print image to be printed; a reference position determining portion that determines whether or not a first reference position in a printable area for an object area exists, based on a preset position of said object area, said object area including a print object within said printable area of a printing device for said print-receiving tape; and an object resetting portion that scales and resets said object area by using said first reference position as a standard in a case where it has been determined that said first reference position exists by said reference position determining portion and a scaling operation that enlarges or reduces said print object has been performed by said operation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Motonori Tanaka, Mina Kawai
  • Patent number: 8449963
    Abstract: An improved integrated multi-use label and concealed document form. In at least one embodiment of the present disclosure, such a form comprises a first sheet material, a second sheet material, and a third sheet material. The sheet materials are joined together with the first sheet material between the other two sheet materials. Lines of weakness defining at least one multi-use label and concealed document label are cut into the joined together sheet materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Chicago Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Carl Opel, Daniel Hedger
  • Patent number: 8399083
    Abstract: A label structure is disclosed for mounting on a container and includes a base panel for affixing to a surface of the container. An adhesive is applied to at least a portion of a rear face of the base panel for adhering the base panel to the container. The label structure further includes a leaflet associated with the base panel for application to the container with the base panel, and the leaflet comprising at least one panel with opposite faces. The label structure also includes a laminating strip securing the leaflet to the base panel, and the laminating strip overlies the leaflet and overlying the base panel. In some embodiments, the leaflet is positioned adjacent to the base panel, with a first portion of the leaflet overlying the base panel and a second portion of the leaflet not overlying the base panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventor: Randy G. Cowan
  • Patent number: 8398117
    Abstract: A printable form with a printable face ply and a wristband releasably bonded to the printable form. The wristband may be detached from the printable form and secured around a body part for use in identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Chicago Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Carl Opel, Daniel Hedger
  • 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: 8333408
    Abstract: A label assembly that includes a face sheet with a label shape defined by one or more tearable lines of separation, a back sheet adjacent to the face sheet, and an adhesive material disposed between the face sheet and the back sheet. The back sheet includes at least one removable panel disposed over at least a portion of the label shape and including a grasp tab extending from the first removable panel into contact with a remaining portion of the back sheet or an edge of the label assembly. The label assembly also includes a registration structure for use in aligning and adhering the label shape to the object to be labeled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Continental Datalabel, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Flynn, Geoffrey T. Brossard, Kaitlyn Benoit