Inventories Patents (Class 283/55)
  • Patent number: 9547464
    Abstract: A fully collaborative software management method allows creating, printing, delivering and hanging-in-stores a sequential arrangement of information tags. Customer and printer computers are operably connected to communicate during a design and assembly stage of developing the tags. Customer decision-makers and printer decision-makers collaborate on template authoring, content and template management, printing-event construction, staging and proofing, including integration of various elements such as stored data, timing, customer-driven controls, and event-driven controls. The method allows printer decision-makers to operate a publishing engine that permits viewing the customized information tags as a display prior to viewing as a printed product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventor: Chris E. Nunez
  • Patent number: 8214266
    Abstract: A brochure inventory and tracking system provides a method and apparatus for distributing and tracking brochures. A brochure inventory route is assigned to a driver of a vehicle. The brochure inventory route includes at least one brochure distribution point having at least one brochure rack having at least one brochure bin. A handheld device runs remote inventory software and is carried by the driver. A server runs central inventory software and communicates wirelessly with the handheld device. An estimated brochure level for each brochure bin and the number and identity of brochure necessary to refill each brochure bin are determined and the brochure bins are refilled. Information regarding the estimated brochure level for each brochure bin is uploaded to the server for analysis. Customer inventory software allows a customer to access substantially real time data regarding brochure distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Impact Marketing, LLC
    Inventors: Robert E. Ogle, Stephen T. Williams
  • Patent number: 8155976
    Abstract: An envelope for conveying an item from a sender to a recipient and back with a window and unique identifying indicia. The envelope comprises a base panel with a window, a sender address panel, and a recipient address panel. The sender address panel is affixed to the base panel by an adhesive region, which defines a pocket sized to accept an item. The adhesive region extends laterally on the base panel to ensure that a postal cancellation is not applied to an area overlying the item. The recipient address panel is joined to the base panel by a detachable joint. A fragile item may be conveyed from the sender to the recipient and back without damage to the item. The base panel includes indicia that uniquely identify the envelope among a plurality of envelopes. Reading the indicia assists in resolving inventory problems, for example, when unknown items are returned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Netflix, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Rendich, Thomas R. Dillon, Jon Johnson, Gregory Kinney
  • Patent number: 8113423
    Abstract: Said store for spare parts comprises a plurality of compartments which each contain a kit of spare parts and a plurality of kits are each composed of different types of spare parts. Application to the automotive industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Oscaro Com
    Inventor: Pierre-Noel Luiggi
  • Publication number: 20080106088
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification connector is configured and arranged to retrofittably connect a radio frequency identification device to a device such as a fall protection and fall arrest safety device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventor: Bradley A. Rohlf
  • Patent number: 7194429
    Abstract: In a method for managing product information, warranty information corresponding to a purchased product identification received from a customer-terminal used by a customer is retrieved from a sales information management database, managing the purchased product identification identifying a product that the customer purchased and warranty information showing a warranty of the product, and then conducting a request process corresponding to a request item indicated from the customer-terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Naohito Takae, Hiroyuki Tani, Saiko Hanada
  • Patent number: 6863310
    Abstract: A mailing assembly for use in connection with non-domestic delivery of a mailpiece wherein the sender of the mailpiece is required to complete a sender's declaration. The assembly includes a mailing form that may be sub-divided into customs declarations forms, a dispatch notice and a backing sheet. The backing sheet may be peeled off the mailing form exposing adhesive on the backing sheet. The backing sheet may be folded in such a way as to provide an envelope to adhere to the mailpiece to be non-domestically delivered. The customs declarations forms and, dispatch notice may then be inserted into the envelope whereupon the mailpiece may be non-domestically delivered. The customs declaration forms and dispatch notice of the mailing form may be variably printed with information to aid in the non-domestic delivery of the mailpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Inventor: Glenn Petkovsek
  • Patent number: 6217074
    Abstract: A method and system for generating, inventorying, storing and managing records and record forms is disclosed. The record management system and method utilizes a system record generator which generates a plurality of policies, record forms and the like in response to a questionnaire record. Customized record forms and policies are generated and stored in a unique record receiver having indicia for clearly identifying forms therein. A record holder is also provided for storing, inventorying, and managing the record forms used. The method and system are particularly useful for managing and insuring that record forms are completed for employees in a company by providing convenient means for visually identifying record forms, such as employment applications and the like, for ascertaining when one or more forms is missing by the presence of an empty compartment in the record holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: Direct Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ralph F. Conley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6129387
    Abstract: An intermediate for a card holder, the card holder produced from the intermediate, and a method of making the card holder, are provided which are particularly useful for easily and efficiently making and attaching a card holder to a library book, or other object that a card holder is desirably associated with. The card holder is formed from an intermediate having a first (e.g. paper) ply, a second release liner ply, and pressure sensitive adhesive or cohesive holding the plies together. Various die cuts and lines of weakness (such as perf lines) are provided in the plies so as to facilitate easy assembly of the card holder from an integral sheet by removing various die cut strips or sections in sequence to readily fold the intermediate after imaging (for example with a laser printer) and then apply the card holder formed with the pressure sensitive adhesive or cohesive already associated with the intermediate, to a library book or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Assignee: Moore North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Stanley Chess
  • Patent number: 5538289
    Abstract: A tag for removable attachment to the strap of a cap, handbag, luggage, carrying case, etc. or to belt loops of wearing apparel to display a message or advertising. The tag is made from commercially available coated heavy paper that is ultra-smooth, nonporous, highly durable, and moisture and tear resistant. Papers of this type can be imprinted in multiple colors using conventional printing methods. The tag is appropriately scored for easy folding and is notched on opposite sides which allows the article to be attached in a vertical orientation to belt loops and the like, as well as having the capability of being attached in a horizontal or random orientation to any type of strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Inventor: Joseph A. Cassis, III
  • Patent number: 5439755
    Abstract: This invention provides a magnetic recording medium wherein visible patterns can be written, in which a heat sensitive layer is formed on a magnetic recording layer and a metallic thin layer is formed on said heat sensitive layer. The metallic thin layer of said magnetic recording medium can by roughed by using a material containing minute particles to form a roughed heat sensitive layer on the magnetic recording layer and then depositing the metallic thin layer on said heat sensitive layer. In using said magnetic recording medium, information corresponding to at least a part of the information recorded in the magnetic recording layer can be written as visible patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1995
    Assignee: Kyodo Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Fujita, Kenji Sugaya, Yoshihiko Nakahara
  • Patent number: 5330230
    Abstract: A kit for identifying individually sized objects or implements, such as socket sets and wrenches of all types thereby facilitating visual identification of the individual objects, the kit including a substrate which supports a legend and a predetermined number of bands or strips, each having a particular color. The colored bands or strips are adhesively affixed on particular objects. The color of each band correlates with an object size which is expressed on the legend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1994
    Assignee: Peter A. Norton
    Inventor: Donald G. Craig
  • Patent number: 5263744
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ordering system that rapidly obtains the best order number from a catalog of product information and associating, in a row and column tabular overlay format, corresponding product information of products in various companies which are compatible to the desired product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Inventor: Andreas Linder
  • Patent number: 4964043
    Abstract: The present invention enables visualizing, identifying and ordering speed reduction gearing configurations, particularly enclosed worm gear configurations, by a system comprising a mechanical display and a digital computer, which cooperate in a novel manner. The mechanical display includes sequences of adjustable slide media, each having at least a stationary base component and a rotatable disk component of sufficiently large size for convenient visual and manual access. The digital computer includes a host computer and a plurality of dedicated terminals that communicate with the host computer through telephone lines. Each of the terminals contains a programmed read only memory which guides the terminal user, through a sequence of inquiries, to automatically telephone the host computer, to transmit input data from the mechanical display to the host computer, and to display the result data received from the host computer for confirmation or rejection by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1990
    Inventor: Thomas M. Galvin
  • Patent number: 4622256
    Abstract: A small card to be punched for accounting purposes has approximately the dimensions of a cheque card and is made of a plastics material that may be creased. Positioning holes defining a punching box are provided at regular intervals in lines and columns parallel to the longitudinal edges and the transverse edges of the card. Outside the punching boxes, clocking holes are provided punched parallel to a longitudinal edge. The card is used in combination with specially adapted pliers thereby facilitating the accounting of items purchased by or served to a customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1986
    Inventor: Heinz Brych
  • Patent number: 4364586
    Abstract: A status record system in which master record cards and a series of operation description status cards associated with each, is provided to furnish significant information with flexibility to inform a user of certain manufacturing aspects, involving for example, sales, inventory, material and supplies, the status of each being quickly ascertained and readily changed to maintain records as events occur to assist in coordinating the production of parts or mechanisms, status information being furnished by the size, shape, relationship and position of status cards with suitable indicia, readily observable to quickly pinpoint areas requiring attention and those which have been attended to as well as those which do not momentarily demand such attention, the indicia being arranged in a helpful relationship for information purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1982
    Inventor: Clyde E. Ott
  • Patent number: 4344644
    Abstract: An inventory system including a display panel marked with a series of words for items to be inventoried, the panel markings having a certain characteristic appearance, such as being the same color, a plurality of checks or markers removably secured to the display member covering respective indicia or markings and having additional indicia or markings of the same connotation as the covered indicia, respectively, the additional indicia or markings having another characteristic appearance the same as each other but different from that of the first mentioned indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1982
    Inventor: Paul S. Somogyi
  • Patent number: 4161330
    Abstract: An apparatus for and method of comparing an inventory of a competitor's products with a supplier's suggested inventory are provided utilizing a competitor's part numbers sheet having a first arrangement of the competitor's part numbers thereon with a vacancy adjacent each part number for marking the quantity of each number to define the inventory of competitor's products and a supplier's part number sheet is provided having a second arrangement of the supplier's part numbers thereon which is identical to the first arrangement with the supplier's sheet having an opening therein adjacent its numbers whereupon the supplier's sheet is aligned over the competitor's sheet so that the supplier's sheet hides the first arrangement of part numbers and each quantity of competitor's part numbers is viewable through the opening opposite a corresponding supplier's part number, whereby each supplier's part number and its viewable quantity comprise the supplier's suggested inventory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1979
    Assignee: Dayco Corporation
    Inventor: Donald E. Ross
  • Patent number: 3995887
    Abstract: A system for monitoring the contents of a plurality of different inventories at different locations, such as for monitoring the contents of a plurality of first aid kits, some of which have different contents from others. The system includes a plurality of pairs of charts each having first and second regions thereon. The first regions contain printed matter common to all inventories or kits. Each pair of charts is associated with a single inventory or kit and the second regions thereon contain special printed matter i.e. printed matter pertinent only to the kit or inventory with which such charts are associated, normally consisting primarily of a predetermined list of such inventory or kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1976
    Assignee: E. D. Bullard Company
    Inventor: Brock F. Brockway