By Folded Portion Patents (Class 283/106)
  • Patent number: 10155407
    Abstract: A system (100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600) for producing a security element (4), in particular a vignette for a windshield (6) of a means of transport, is specified. This comprises a carrier element (3) with a first and a second surface, wherein a first sub-element (1) of the security element (4) is arranged in a first area (31) of the first surface and a second sub-element (2) of the security element (4) is arranged in a second area (32) of the first surface separated from the first area (31) by a fold edge (33). These sub-elements (1, 2) can be made to overlap with the first sub-element (1) by folding of the carrier element (3) along the fold edge (33) and can be adhered by means of an adhesive (25) arranged on the side of the second sub-element (2) facing away from the carrier element (3). An individualization feature (14) can be attached to a side of the first (1) and/or the second (2) sub-element facing away from the carrier element (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: OVD KINEGRAM AG
    Inventors: Rene Staub, Christina Streb, Attila Ozdemir, Thomas Muller
  • Patent number: 10143912
    Abstract: A lottery system, ticket product and method incorporate a lottery ticket product having encrypted planar displays, wherein results are revealed through malforming the ticket, such as by manipulating the ticket to decrypt information contained on the ticket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: IGT Global Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Humberto Olmos Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 9323489
    Abstract: A method and device for the conversion of a production plant for the post print processing, which production plant includes several post print processing machines and a plant central control unit. The method and device may be used for successively processing different production orders for turning partial products into finished print products. According to the method, it may first be determined when a last partial product of a first production order has left a post print processing machine. The post print processing machine may then be automatically and/or semi-automatically converted by the plant central control unit. The method may include determining, by the plant central control unit, when the conversion of the post print processing machine has been completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Mueller Martini Holding AG
    Inventors: Christian Abegglen, Markus Bracher, Mark Rickenbacher, Christian Schmid
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8939662
    Abstract: A method of forming an extended tab label is disclosed. The method includes the steps of providing a paper supply to a printer, the paper supply having an adhesive covering at least a portion thereof. Inputting patient-specific information through a computer to the printer. Printing the patient-specific information on the paper supply, where the paper supply containing patient-specific information thereon forms a label having a length greater than a circumference of a container accepting the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Stacy R. Kaufman
  • Patent number: 8844972
    Abstract: A self laminating wristband separable from a multi-ply page form has a plurality of separated imaging areas, with one larger imaging area for receiving printed data corresponding to the wearer such as his name, i.d. number, etc., with one or more second imaging areas adapted to receive either printed information or markers which may be adhered thereto. The separated imaging areas are aligned along the length of the wristband so that the gap between them acts as a natural hinge point which allows the imaging areas to lie flatter against the wearer's wrist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Laser Band, LLC
    Inventors: James M. Riley, Sanjay K. Jain, Mark Greer
  • 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.
  • Patent number: 8740253
    Abstract: A security document and a method of manufacturing a security document are provided in which a radiation curable ink is applied to at least one side of a substrate including at least one region of transparent plastics material forming a window or half-window area. The ink is embossed while soft and cured with radiation to form an embossed security device within the window or half-window area including one or more of a diffractive structure, a lens structure or other security element having a relief structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Innovia Security Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Odisea Batistatos, Gary Fairless Power
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8579333
    Abstract: Confidential postcards are described herein. An example postcard mailer includes a substrate having a first panel and a second panel adjacent the first panel, wherein each of the first panel and the second panel includes a first face and a second face. The example mailer also includes a first line of weakness separating the first panel and the second panel and a first fastener pattern included on at least one of the first face of the first panel or the first face of the second panel to releasably adhere a first portion of the first face of the first panel to a first portion the first face of the second panel when the substrate is folded about the first line of weakness. In addition, the example mailer includes a second fastener pattern included on at least one of the first face of the first panel or the first face of the second panel to releasably adhere a second portion of the first face of the first panel to a second portion of the first face of the second panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: R.R. Donnelley & Sons
    Inventors: Michael Clark Dyer, Mark Anthony Costanzo
  • Patent number: 8455074
    Abstract: Forms containing a removable hang tag are disclosed. An example form includes a substrate including a first line of weakness defining a central area and a perimeter area. The form includes a second line of weakness in the central area to divide the central area into a first side and a second side. The form includes a third line of weakness formed in the perimeter area to define a sleeve area. The form includes a fourth line of weakness formed in the sleeve area to divide the sleeve area into a first sleeve layer and a second sleeve layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Moore Wallace North America, Inc
    Inventor: David R. Emmert
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120326429
    Abstract: A form with an integrated folding card comprising a flat substrate and a multi-layer material adhesively bonded to at least one part-region of the rear of the substrate with a first adhesive layer. The multi-layer material comprises, as viewed from the substrate, the first adhesive layer, a first dividing layer, a carrier layer, a second dividing layer, a second adhesive layer, and an at least partially transparent top layer. The folding card comprises two core parts and two covering parts. The form, in the region of the multi-layer material, has a first punch made from the front which forms the two core parts. The form, in the region of the multi-layer material, has a second punch made from the rear as far as the carrier layer at the most which forms the two covering parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Jules Fischer, Walter Stutz
  • Patent number: 8246081
    Abstract: A security marking system for producing a secure marking label includes a support sheet, such as a silicon-containing sheet, having two separate flaps on a first folding line, the first flap supporting, on the recto side, a first holographic component whereof the surface contacting the support sheet is coated with an adhesive film. The second flap supports, on the same recto side, a second component formed by a film whereof the surface contacting the support sheet is coated with an adhesive film and the opposite surface bears personalizing indicia. The first flap includes a second folding line that is substantially parallel to the first folding line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Hologram Industries
    Inventor: Hugues Souparis
  • Patent number: 8153223
    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 and does not overlie the base panel. In other embodiments, the leaflet has a width dimension that is greater than a width of the base panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: Randy G. Cowan
  • Patent number: 8105677
    Abstract: A microstructure area (201) providing a first diffractive visual effect is produced on the surface layer (240) of a paper or cardboard substrate (230) of a product (200). In addition, a bulge (206) or a recess (207) having a second microstructure area (202) is produced on the surface layer (240), wherein a doubly curved portion (203) is located between the first (201) and the second (202) microstructure areas. Said combination of the bulge (206)/recess (207), microstructure areas (201, 202) and doubly curved portion (203) makes counterfeiting of the product (200) difficult and provides a special visual effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Avantone Oy
    Inventors: Pekka Koivukunnas, Harri Kosonen
  • Publication number: 20110233079
    Abstract: Printed instructions (4000) can be included with the tray (100) in a medical procedure kit. The printed instructions (4000) can include instructional material (4202), such as pictorial, step-by-step instructions for using the medical procedure kit. The printed instructions (4000) can be configured as a booklet. The printed instructions (4000) can be adhesively attached to outer packaging (4201), and can include a peelable label (4402) that is separable from the printed instructions (4000) and is configured for attachment to medical records. Colorization of the various components can assist in ensuring safe usage of the medical procedure kit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: Susan E. Macinnes, Jennifer E. Tomes, Sarah Zyburt
  • Patent number: 8003183
    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: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Inventor: Randy G Cowan
  • Patent number: 7967340
    Abstract: Slip and protective label assemblies are provided, as well as methods of manufacture and application to a receiving face. In one case, the assembly includes a slip layer and a protective layer, with the slip layer divided into a slip portion that is printed upon, a surrounding border portion, and a tab portion. The reverse side of the slip layer is coated with a release coating such that the slip layer may be removably laminated to the protective layer using an adhesive. In another case, direct thermal stock is laminated to an intermediate layer to form a slip laminate, which is adhered to a protective layer to form the assembly. In all cases, the border portion of the slip layer or slip laminate may be removed to attach the label to a receiving face, and the protective layer may be peeled away to provide access to the printed slip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: ZIH Corp.
    Inventors: Gene A. Hofer, Michael S. Weinhammer, Michael W. Paul
  • Patent number: 7947351
    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 and does not overlie the base panel. In other embodiments, the leaflet has a width dimension that is greater than a width of the base panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Inventor: Randy G. Cowan
  • Publication number: 20100207378
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for delivering secret information to a client as a posted letter. In the method, the information, such as a code, is printed and enclosed into an envelope on which the client's address information is printed. According to the invention, a print carrier (1) is provided for printing the secret code, such as a PIN number (2), and concealed client identification information (3) on a same printing surface; the print carrier is glued and folded to form a closed envelope (4) in such manner that the secret code is enclosed inside the envelope but the identification information remains visible; and the identification information is read and used for printing the client's address information (5) onto the closed envelope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: MAIL SYSTEMS OY
    Inventors: Esko Maaranen, Miika Finnberg, Risto Nokelainen, Eino Korkiakoski
  • Patent number: 7762591
    Abstract: The invention concerns a security document (7) having a first transparent region (72) in which a first transparent optical element (74) is arranged and a second region (71) in which a second opaque optical element (73) is arranged. The second opaque optical element (73) exhibits a first optical effect. The first region (72) and the second region (71) are arranged in mutually spaced relationship on a carrier (75) of the security document, in such a way that the first and second regions can be brought into mutually overlapping relationship. Upon overlap of the second optical element with the first optical element with a first spacing (26) between the first and second optical elements a second optical effect appears and upon overlap of the second optical element with the first optical element with a second spacing (25) between the first and second optical elements, which is greater than the first spacing (26), a third optical effect (51) which is different from the second optical effect appears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: OVD Kinegram AG
    Inventors: Andreas Schilling, Wayne Robert Tompkin, John Anthony Peters
  • Patent number: 7740411
    Abstract: A method of forming an extended tab label is disclosed. The method includes the steps of providing a paper supply to a printer, the paper supply having an adhesive covering at least a portion thereof. Inputting patient-specific information through a computer to the printer. Printing the patient-specific information on the paper supply, where the paper supply containing patient-specific information thereon forms a label having a length greater than a circumference of a container accepting the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Inventor: Stacy Kaufman
  • Patent number: 7722084
    Abstract: A delivery slip 10 includes a first sheet 11 having a first sheet base 11A, both surfaces of which are provided with print letters P1; and a second sheet 12, which is provided separately from the first sheet 11, and, one surface of a second sheet base 12A is provided with an adhesive layer 12B, while the other surface is provided with print letters P2. The first sheet 11, being in a folded state, is temporarily stuck to the second sheet 12 through a releasable treatment layer 11B, and is to be held between the second sheet 12 and an adherend W by attaching the adhesive layer 12B, which is exposed outside of the first sheet 11, to the adherend W.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Lintec Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7631812
    Abstract: A transaction card system comprising a foldable transaction card and a foldable housing is disclosed. The foldable transaction card has a folded state and an unfolded state. The foldable housing for housing the foldable transaction card when the foldable transaction card is in a folded state, wherein the foldable housing further comprises a hinge for folding and closing the housing, wherein the second section of the foldable transaction card unfolds outside the housing when the housing is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Inventors: Troy P. Williams, Peter A. Vaughn, Lisa Ann Morrill Web
  • Publication number: 20090256347
    Abstract: The present invention makes available a paper product with a silicone oil-repellent, activatable adhesive coating that can be printed with a laser printer, with the adhesive coating serving to seal a single sheet to itself or neighboring sheets of paper products to one another, and with the silicone-oil repellency being obtained by means of a material selected from the group of fluoroalkyl sodium sulfate(s), fluoroalkyl polyoxyethylene polymer(s), polyvinyl alcohol(s) and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Applicant: BAYROPA JUNG GMBH
    Inventor: Reinhold Uhlemayr
  • Patent number: 7591423
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sales aid in the form of a printed folded sheet, in particular a sales aid for print media or internet ads or the like. With the objective of providing a potential customer with an overview of the advantages and benefits the proffered services offer his company in the most efficient way possible in the shortest amount of time, the invention provides for the sales aid to comprise at least one supplemental sheet with supplemental information fields configured on its front and reverse sides and printed with predetermined supplemental information, wherein the supplemental sheet exhibits a lateral edge having at least one attachment section, and wherein the supplemental sheet is connected to the folded sheet by means of said attachment section such that said supplemental sheet can be folded open between a first position in which the reverse side of supplemental sheet is uncovered and a second position in which the front side of supplemental sheet is uncovered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Studio Innovators International
    Inventors: Holm Hallbauer, Mark Hallbauer
  • Publication number: 20090091123
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are related to packaging for stored value cards, amongst other things. One embodiment includes a first panel coupled to a second panel, an activation panel coupled to the second panel, and an opening strip coupled to the second panel, wherein removal of the opening strip releases the activation panel from between the first panel and the second panel. A card can be coupled to the activation panel. In some embodiments the card can be reinserted between the first panel and second panel. Other aspects and embodiments are provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventors: Thomas Raymond Conley, Eric Jay Ylvisaker, Richard Todd Olson, Joseph Richard Hogan
  • Publication number: 20090058073
    Abstract: A web label product comprises a series of folded labels releasably attached to an elongated liner so that the labels may be peeled off at high speeds and applied to a line of fast-moving web material, individual publications such as newspaper sections or magazines, or other articles. The folded labels are directly adhered to the liner without the use of an intermediate base carrier label and are correspondingly adapted for direct application to the articles without an intermediate base carrier label. A number of different embodiments are presented disclosing variations in the way of folding the labels and releasably maintaining them in such folded condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: EXPRESS CARD AND LABEL CO., INC.
    Inventor: John W. George
  • Publication number: 20080290651
    Abstract: A multiple fold product includes a relatively rigid substrate, such as paperboard, which has upper and lower surfaces. Slots are selectively cut into the substrate at the desired fold locations. The slots divide the substrate into an array of interconnected rectangular sections that are arranged in horizontal rows and vertical columns and which are interconnected by tabs. A first transparent, flexible sheet of material is mounted on the upper surface of the substrate. The first sheet of material has selected intelligence reverse printed on its lower surface such that the printed material is interposed between the substrate and the first sheet of material when the first sheet of transparent material is mounted on the substrate. A second transparent, flexible sheet of material is mounted on the lower surface of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Inventors: Steven N. Kruchko, David H. Kruchko
  • Patent number: 7416221
    Abstract: A multiple fold product includes a relatively rigid substrate, such as paperboard, which has upper and lower surfaces. Slots are selectively cut into the substrate at the desired fold locations. The slots divide the substrate into an array of interconnected rectangular sections that are arranged in horizontal rows and vertical columns and which are interconnected by tabs. A first transparent, flexible sheet of material is mounted on the upper surface of the substrate. The first sheet of material has selected intelligence reverse printed on its lower surface such that the printed material is interposed between the substrate and the first sheet of material when the first sheet of transparent material is mounted on the substrate. A second transparent, flexible sheet of material is mounted on the lower surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Inventors: Steven N. Kruchko, David H. Kruchko
  • Patent number: 7306263
    Abstract: An expanded content label including independently accessible information fields. In one embodiment, the label includes an overlaminate and an expanded content device having fan-folded panels and first and second information fields. Optionally, the information fields are in different languages. The overlaminate is secured over the panels so that margins extend beyond opposing edges. Each margin is releasably and resealably adhered to a base label and/or an article. The panels fan-fold open when one margin is released to provide a user with a view of the first information field, but not the second information field, and vice versa when the other margin is released. A related method includes: providing a fan-folded device; placing an overlaminate over the device to form margins, and securing the device to a label base, wherein the margins are independently releasable and resealable to fan-fold open the device and selectively access either information field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: CCL Label, Inc.
    Inventor: Marshall J. Hudson
  • Patent number: 7258368
    Abstract: An extended text wrap label includes a base ply and at least one top ply. The base ply has a first lengthwise dimension, a first widthwise dimension, a top surface that is capable of bearing graphic images, and a bottom surface that is capable of bearing graphic images and capable of being adhesively coupled to an object to be labeled. The at least one top ply has a second lengthwise dimension, a second widthwise dimension, a front surface that is capable of bearing graphic images, and a back surface that is also capable of bearing graphic images. The base ply and the at least one top ply are adhesively coupled, in a first portion of the label, to each other such that the top surface of the base ply and the back surface of the at least one top ply are in contiguous juxtaposition with each other along the first lengthwise dimension and the second lengthwise dimension, respectively, and along the first widthwise dimension and the second widthwise dimension, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Quality Assured Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph D. Franko, Sr.
  • Patent number: 7172220
    Abstract: An extended text label is provided for a tube container, wherein the tube container includes a product dispensing end and a filling end opposite the dispensing end. The filling end is adapted to be sealed by a crimp method, subsequent to filling the tube container with a selected product. The extended text label includes a crimp edge. The crimp edge is capable of being securely joined to the filling end of the tube container by way of the crimp method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Quality Assured Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph D. Franko, Sr.
  • 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: 7090252
    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: March 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Joseph A. Manico, Dale F. McIntyre, John K. McBride
  • Patent number: 7040665
    Abstract: A carrier sheet comprising a printed paper sheet having an integrated detachable card with a magnetic backing and method of manufacturing same is described. The carrier sheet is comprised of a printed paper sheet having printed matter on at least a front face thereof. The printed matter contains card information printed in a card area. A polyfilm patch is adhered over the card area and over the card information printed thereon. A thin flexible patch of magnet material is adhesively secured on a rear face of the paper sheet and extends over the card area. A die-cut is made in the sheet and delineates the contour of the card area and extends through the polyfilm patch, the paper sheet and partly into the patch of magnet material to form a burstable region along said die-cut to hold the card in the carrier sheet. The die-cut can have any ornamental shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Relizon Canada Inc.
    Inventors: William Dale Ritchie, Christopher Robert Cox, Bill Garland
  • Patent number: 7040049
    Abstract: An integrated gift card packet is machine printed and formed and comprises a paper form having at least two panels interconnected together. The panels are retained in facial contact by detachable tabs or glue tabs. Each of the panels has an inner and an outer surface. Printed information is provided on some or all of the surfaces. Card information is printed in a card area on the inner and outer surfaces of one of the panels. The card information contains a bar code identifying goods/services and a dollar value associated therewith. The bar code may have a card I.D. code. A poly patch is adhesively secured on the inner surface of one of the panels and extends over the card area. A rear multi-layer patch is adhesively secured on the outer surface of one of the panels and also extends over the card area. The multi-layer patch has an adhesive coating on the outer surface to secure a poly film thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Relizon Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Robert Cox, William Dale Ritchie, Remi Lambert, William Garland
  • Patent number: 7018502
    Abstract: A label includes a base label having upper and lower opposed surfaces and first and second opposed ends. A base adhesive coats the lower surface of the base label. A top panel overlies the upper surface of the base label and is joined to the base label adjacent the first end. The top panel has an upper surface. A tab having upper and lower opposed surfaces overlies the upper surface of the base label. An adhesive patch is interposed between the base label and the tab adjacent the second end. The adhesive patch secures the lower surface of the tab to the upper surface of the base label. A laminate cover overlies the top panel and the tab. A laminate adhesive secures the laminate cover to the upper surface of the top panel and releasably joins the laminate cover to the upper surface of the tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Pharmagraphics (Southeast), LLC
    Inventors: Carl W. Treleaven, Glenn A. Grosskopf
  • 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: 6948742
    Abstract: A promotional form is provided which includes a detachable element received within the surrounding margin of a base sheet, the base sheet being folded and sealed around one side of the detachable element to initially conceal a message, question or other indicia hidden until the detachable element is at least partially removed. The promotional form may include a plurality of detachable elements having correlated indicia printed on an exposed side and either on the concealed side of the element or in a portion of the opposing form section in registry with the detachable element. A game or educational piece may be inexpensively provided by correlating different indicia messages corresponding to respective detachable elements, so that in response to an initial query or instruction, a plurality of possible results may be revealed, leading in turn to an outcome revealed by removal of a further detachable element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: Ward-Kraft, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger Buck
  • Patent number: 6908527
    Abstract: A method of making a printed identification card core, a printable sheet for manufacturing cores for laminated identification cards and a core for a laminated identification card. The method includes the steps of extruding polyethylene onto one side of a release film, laminating a porous, printable polyolefin film to the polyethylene side of the release film, die cutting the polyolefin film and the polyethylene film to form rectangular bodies each having a die cut transversely extending fold line dividing each of the rectangular bodies into two identically sized rectangular panels, printing on the porous, printable polyolefin film within said panels, removing a rectangular panel from the release sheet and folding the rectangular body about the fold line to locate the printed polyolefin surfaces on the exterior of the core. The core so manufactured can be inserted into a laminatable pouch and laminated to the core to form a tamper resistant identification card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: Transilwrap Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary M. Mann
  • Patent number: 6899276
    Abstract: A wrapped-card assembly comprising a data-encoded card enclosed in a wrapping. The data-encoded card comprises confidential and non-confidential information in a visible form. The wrapping comprises an opaque area and a transparent area. The opaque area covers at least partially the confidential information. The transparent area covers at least partially the non-confidential information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Axalto SA
    Inventors: Yann Limelette, Alfredo Loreto, Hayat El Yamani, Sophie Damato
  • Patent number: 6896295
    Abstract: A business form with an integrated label and/or fold-over card is provided. The form includes a form layer having a top surface, a bottom surface, and a periphery, at least one die cut though the top and bottom surfaces within the periphery of the form layer defining at least one portion of the form layer within the die cut, and an adhesively but removably secured patch layer. The patch layer may be secured over the entire die cut and form layer portion to form an integrated label intermediate, or half of the patch layer may be secured over the die cut and form layer portion to form a fold-over card intermediate. In both embodiments the adhesive layer remains on the bottom surface of the patch when the label or card intermediate is removed from the form. By avoiding the use of any release materials, liners, layers and coatings, the remaining form layer is completely recyclable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Precision Coated Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles L. Casagrande
  • Patent number: 6874820
    Abstract: The blank is made of a sheet of paper of a size suitable for processing through imaging machines, such as ink jet printers and laser printers. For example, the blank may be made 8½ by 11½ inches. The blank includes a front side for receiving printing thereon and at least one removable section in the card. The removable section is formed with a fold line that divides the section into two equal parts for subsequent folding onto each other. Both parts of the removable section are coated with an adhesive on the back side and a polymer sheet, for example, of polyester, is provided over the adhesive on one part of the removable section. A backing sheet, for example, of silicone coated paper is provided over the adhesive on the other part of the removable section. The blank may be provided with a plurality of removable sections so that multiple coupons may be formed from a single blank. In addition, the blank may be printed on both the front side and back side in order to provide information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Inventors: Irving R. Michlin, Ronald Eisele
  • Patent number: 6860513
    Abstract: The present invention is a unique prescription label, printed on one side that allows a consumer to check and verify the accuracy of the prescribed medication as well as to provide additional information on the medication container by increasing the usable size and area of the prescription label with an informational tab extending radially from the container, the present invention also provides a means for easy application of the prescription label onto the container by scoring the facing on the first portion and second portion of the label and scoring the backing of the second portion of the label in order to create an even fold between the two portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Scriptchek Visual Verification Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Stacy R. Kaufman
  • Patent number: 6814375
    Abstract: A carrier sheet with an integrated card and preferably, but not exclusively, a magnetic strip card is described. The sheet contains printed information which is in part card information printed at a predetermined location on a front face of a carrier sheet in a card region thereof and oriented to be disposed on an outer surface of the front and a rear card panel of the card to be formed. The siliconized liner patch, containing a pressure-sensitive adhesive, is laminated on the back surface of the carrier sheet and disposed to extend over the card region. A face patch of clear poly material containing a magnetic strip is immovably secured over the card region on the front face of the paper carrier sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Relizon Canada
    Inventors: Christopher Robert Cox, Thomas MacDonald, Thomas Carrigan, William Dale Ritchie
  • Patent number: 6802538
    Abstract: Gift card forms and methods of making and using gift card forms are disclosed. The gift card form permits uniquely messaging each gift card. An appropriate gift card form can be printed at a time after manufacturing to allow a vendor to personalize the gift card. Additionally, order information, such as billing information, can be printed on the gift card form at the same time that the gift card is personalized. The gift card form can be kept as a record with the order information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventors: David F. Laurash, Jeffrey D. Kimble, George T. Taylor
  • Patent number: 6773035
    Abstract: A carrier sheet with an integrated card and preferably, but not exclusively, a magnetic strip card is described. The sheet contains printed information which is in part card information printed at a predetermined location on a front face of a carrier sheet in a card region thereof and oriented to be disposed on an outer surface of the front and a rear card panel of the card to be formed. The siliconized liner patch, containing a pressure-sensitive adhesive, is laminated on the back surface of the carrier sheet and disposed to extend over the card region. A face patch of clear poly material containing a magnetic strip is removably secured over the card region on the front face of the paper carrier sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Relizon Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Robert Cox, Thomas MacDonald, Thomas Carrigan, William Dale Ritchie
  • Publication number: 20040150218
    Abstract: A reusable printer label carrier is used to support an individual label for applying an imprint onto the label using a printer connected to a computer. p The carrier includes a main support panel having a release surface to support a label. Also, a method of removing a portion of a panel foldable over the main support panel to define a foldable flap which overlaps at least one edge of the label is provided. The carrier is fed into the printer, with the crease formed by the foldable flap forming the leading edge, the flap preventing the label from being inadvertently removed from the carrier by the printer feed mechanism. The main support panel is marked to indicate proper positioning of the label for repeatable printing of labels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2003
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Inventor: Carl Wasko