Strips Patents (Class 283/62)
  • Patent number: 10081133
    Abstract: A double-sided adhesive tape assembly that includes a double-sided tape having a pressure sensitive adhesive (“PSA”) on each side thereof and a delaminatable release liner in contact with the pressure sensitive adhesive (“PSA”) on one or both sides of the double-sided tape is disclosed. A roll of the double-sided adhesive tape assembly is also disclosed. Methods of making and using the double-sided adhesive tape assembly are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventor: Panu K. Zoller
  • Patent number: 9789990
    Abstract: A shipping label is operable to be applied to a package and includes a single label ply. The single label ply presents longitudinally spaced ends, opposite top and bottom faces extending between the ends, and a generally transverse fold line of weakness spaced between the ends. The label ply is foldable about the fold line to define upper and lower label sections, with the upper label section overlying the lower label section when the label ply is folded, and the top face of the upper label section being operable to receive package address indicia thereon. The upper label section includes a separation line of weakness defining a border portion and a separable central portion. The upper label section includes adhesive applied to the bottom face along at least part of the border portion. The lower label section includes a dividing line of weakness defining a connecting portion and an end portion, with the connecting portion extending between the fold line and dividing line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Premier Print & Services Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Raming
  • Patent number: 9666008
    Abstract: A security device and method are provided for verifying the authenticity of articles, tracking articles, detecting the diversion of articles, and detecting the production of unauthorized articles. The security device includes a substrate and an optically variable security code. The security device may further include a machine-readable representation of the security code. The security device may still further include a unique serial number, which may be machine-readable. The substrate may be an article or, alternatively, the security device may be affixed to an article. An article including at least one of the security devices is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: OPSEC SECURITY GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Dean R. Hill
  • Patent number: 9630371
    Abstract: A magnetizable ink suitable for a packing material for forming food packages is disclosed. The ink comprises magnetizable particles; a solvent; and a binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventors: Ann-Charlotte Klint, Martin Berntsson, Fredrik Erikson
  • Patent number: 9062222
    Abstract: A packaging material comprises a plurality of magnetisable portions thereon. The magnetisable portions are provided as at least one spot per package to be formed from the packaging material. The spots comprise magnetisable particles and are provided on the side of the paper layer intended to face to the interior of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventors: Tommy Nilsson, Ann-Charlotte Klint, Lars Bergholtz
  • Patent number: 8820792
    Abstract: An inside leaflet of a book is provided which is bond-bound with pages of the book to provide an advertisement. The inside leaflet includes an advertisement printed part and a binding part. Catchphrases or illustrations for advertisement are printed on at least one side of the advertisement printed part. The binding part is configured to be bound with the pages along an edge of the inside leaflet such that the binding part has less binding portions than those of the pages in order to leave no traces or marks when the inside leaflet is detached from the book. Accordingly, since the inside leaflet is able to be bound to pages of various kinds of books and easily removed from the books without leaving any traces or marks in the books, the inside leaflet contributes to extension of the application range of advertisements and improvement of advertisement efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventors: Sang-Mok Lee, Sin-Ho Lee, Byeong-Ho Seong
  • Patent number: 8814215
    Abstract: A response form security device is provided for use with a generally planar response form having an answer area bearing answer blanks upon which a respondent makes marks to indicate a plurality of responses. The security device includes a sleeve adapted and constructed to slidably receive and cover the response form. An access window is formed in the sleeve, and permits visual access by the respondent to a number of fewer than all of the answer areas of the response form. The length of the sleeve and the configuration of the answer window are chosen so as to prevent anyone other than the user from seeing a number of marks on the answer area sufficient to observe a repeatable pattern of marks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Leonore Martin Neary
  • Patent number: 8801044
    Abstract: A method for producing a continuous web of printed material for use in creating mailpieces. The continuous web has a width and a length, the length comprised of a series of attached sheets. The series of attached sheets are comprising envelope sheets and rectangular content pages. The content pages are rectangular in shape and may be oriented relative to the envelope sheets in a number of different configurations. In some configurations, two sets of content pages and/or envelope sheets can be printed across the width of the web. Sheets for forming business return envelopes may be printed in series with the content pages and envelope sheets. BREs may include individualized return addresses. A control code may be printed on one or more of the sheets for a given mailpiece, providing information for controlling assembly of the mailpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Denis J. Stemmle, Clare E. Woodman, John W. Sussmeier, Michael J. Cummings
  • Publication number: 20140184958
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cliché for offset printing and a method of manufacturing the same, and the cliché for offset printing according to the present invention comprises: a groove pattern, wherein a depth of at least a partial region of the groove pattern is different from a depth of a residual region. The present invention may comprise a double etching process when a cliché for offset printing is manufactured to control a bottom touch phenomenon that is a problem exhibited when a known wide line width is implemented, thus manufacturing the cliché for offset printing having various line widths and etching depths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Ji Young Hwang, Beom Mo Koo
  • Patent number: 8738452
    Abstract: A method, system, and medium are provided for processing multiple items for retail sale via a single retailer action. Upon scanning a machine-readable marking that is associated with multiple items provided by various vendors, a marking identifier associated with the machine-readable marking is recognized. The marking identifier corresponds with each price of the multiple items. Each price of the multiple items is presented to a consumer for payment that can be disbursed to the appropriate vendors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Hallmark Cards, Incorporated
    Inventor: Susan L. Fowler
  • Patent number: 8672360
    Abstract: A tactile orientation indicator is positioned along the periphery of a bill, and a tactile denomination indicator is positioned elsewhere along the periphery of the bill. The user of the bill may then use their tactile senses to feel along the edges of the bill to orient the bill to a pre-determined orientation based on the location of the orientation indicator. The user then feels along the periphery of the bill to locate the denomination indicator. Using a predetermined system associating the location of the denomination indicator with a particular bill denomination, the user may then identify the denomination of the bill even if blind or otherwise visually impaired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: George Fracek
  • Publication number: 20130300100
    Abstract: Adhesive medical tape with warning indicators. The warning indicators can indicate the presence of a dangerous condition in a medical setting, such as the presence of sharp needles or that a patient is infected with a bloodborne pathogen. Viewers who see the warning indicators can alter their behavior to avoid the dangerous condition when treating patients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Grace Padilla-Kastenberg
  • Patent number: 8573651
    Abstract: The invention provides a thread and counterfeit preventive paper satisfying the conditions that, when the micro-character of the thread is viewed from one side and opposite side of the paper or printed material, the image of micro-character can be recognized in the same direction from any side, not in opposite direction to each other, and that, when viewed from the opposite side, the image of the corresponding micro-character is not visible. The counterfeit preventive paper and counterfeit preventive printed material have a structure in which a thread having metal deposition layers formed in a pattern of micro-character and colored printed layers formed thereon provided on both sides of a strip-like and light permeable substrate is inserted between paper layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kanako Seki, Makoto Maehira, Toru Murakami, Takashi Shimamura
  • Patent number: 8567822
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a luminous advertisement sheet. The luminous advertisement sheet includes a light-transmitting print sheet having an EL advertisement region formed in at least one area of the print sheet, and a general advertisement region formed in the other area thereof. The EL advertisement region has at least one of a fixed pattern portion in which a transparent electrode layer, an EL layer and a dielectric layer are sequentially laminated and a variable pattern portion in which a transparent electrode layer, an EL layer, a dielectric layer and a plurality of pixel electrode layers are sequentially laminated. The general advertisement region allows general dye printing to be performed therein. The luminous advertisement sheet further includes a pattern electrode layer laminated and printed with a conductive ink material to have a predetermined luminous pattern in at least one area of the dielectric layer laminated in the fixed pattern portion and/or the variable pattern portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials
    Inventors: Taik-Min Lee, Dong-Youn Shin, Chung-Hwan Kim, Jeong-Dai Jo, Dong-Soo Kim, Byung-Oh Choi
  • Publication number: 20130270331
    Abstract: A device (40) for flexographic printing, comprising at least a first printing unit (41a) comprising ink with a color for application on a substrate (16) by a first plurality of raised parts (12a) on a first printing forme (11a) and a second printing unit (41b) comprising ink with the color for application on the substrate (16) by a second plurality of raised parts (12b) on second printing forme (11b), wherein the ink (13b) applied by the second printing unit (41b) has a different shade then the ink (13a) applied by the first printing unit (41a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Gustavo Barros
  • Publication number: 20130270810
    Abstract: A process for making a decorative sheet material includes applying a first printed pattern to a web as the web travels over a first printing cylinder having a first diameter, and applying a second printed pattern to the web as the web travels over a second printing cylinder having a second diameter, which is different than the first diameter. A system for making a decorative sheet material includes a first printing cylinder for applying a first printed pattern on a web travelling over the first printing cylinder, and a second printing cylinder for applying a second printed pattern on the web travelling over the second printing cylinder. The first printing cylinder has a first diameter. The second printing cylinder has a second diameter, which is different than the first diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Ross
  • Publication number: 20130257034
    Abstract: An ink composition of the present invention includes: (a) a polymer compound which includes a repeating unit (a-1) having a partial structure expressed by the following General Formula (1), a repeating unit (a-2) which has a hydrophilic group and accounts for 8% to 25% by mass with respect to the total mass of the polymer compound, and a repeating unit (a-3) having a hydrophobic group, the polymer compound having a solubility parameter in an unneutralized state of 20.7 MPa1/2 to 23.0 MPa1/2, (b) water; and (c) a water-soluble organic solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihide SHIMOHARA, Ryoichi NAKANO
  • Patent number: 8542952
    Abstract: Embodiments include a method, a manual device, a handheld manual device, a handheld writing device, a system, and an apparatus. An embodiment provides a manual device operable in a context. The manual device includes a writing element operable to form a mark on a surface in response to a movement of the writing element with respect to the surface. The manual device also includes a controller operable to encode information corresponding to the context of the manual device by regulating the formation of the mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander J. Cohen, B. Isaac Cohen, Ed Harlow, Eric C. Leuthardt, Royce A. Levien, Mark A. Malamud
  • Publication number: 20130221652
    Abstract: In order to spat an athletic performer's shoes to reinforce the foot and the ankle, an elongated tape formed of a flexible base Is coated on one side with a pressure-sensitive adhesive and imprinted on the other side with repetitive versions of a team or sponsor's trademark, logo,, or the like in colors associated with the team, or sponsor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventor: Martez Wilson
  • Patent number: 8517427
    Abstract: An information page (1) and method are provided for a security document. The information page includes: an information part (3), and an attachment part (2) for attaching the information part to the security document. In order to make forgery visually detectable, the information part (3) is provided with a unique identifier (5), and the attachment part (2, 2?) is provided with the same unique identifier (5) as the information part (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Setec Oy
    Inventors: Jari Herlin, Mika Holmberg, Maila Korhonen, Taru Syrjänen, Ari Vairola
  • Publication number: 20130145947
    Abstract: A method for printing is disclosed. In one embodiment the method is performed by a digital printer. A substrate is secured to a front side and a back side of a liner sheet. The lined substrate is fed into the digital printer, and an image is printed onto both the front side and the back side of the lined substrate. In one embodiment, the substrate may include a tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: LINGRAPH
    Inventor: Brandon Boskovic
  • Publication number: 20130127149
    Abstract: A printed article includes a receiver having an image-bearing surface, the image-bearing surface having substantially no human-visible colorant thereon. A pattern of toner is deposited on the image-bearing surface and covers less than 100% of the image-bearing surface. Colorant is absorbed into or adsorbed onto the toner to provide a human-visible image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas Nathaniel Tombs, Donald Saul Rimai
  • Patent number: 8403229
    Abstract: Improved secure card packaging is provided which includes a concealed region within which an activation data field corresponding with a transaction card is located. The corresponding transaction card may be retainably disposed so that a proprietary account data field thereupon is not readable when the concealed region is selectively accessed. Upon accessing the concealed region, the activation data field may be read to activate the transaction card, e.g. at a point-of-sale location. Locating the activation data field within a concealed region reduces tampering risks. Tampering is further reduced by retained disposition of the transaction card so that the proprietary account data field is not readable prior to a purchase and card activation transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: CPI Card Group—Colorado, Inc.
    Inventor: Russell McGrane
  • Patent number: 8398118
    Abstract: A device and method for allowing secure self-capture of multifold fingerprint impressions. The device includes a strip of fingerprint labels wrapped about a tubular ergonomic roller. A subject inserts the thumb of a first hand into the ergonomic roller and grips the roller between his thumb and forefinger. The subject then rolls the inked tip of a finger on his second hand across a label in a first rotational direction while rotating the ergonomic roller in an opposite rotational direction. To prevent fraudulent substitution of fingerprinting materials that are distributed to a subject, the materials are marked with machine readable invisible barcodes that are associated with a unique identification number. After a subject captures his fingerprints and submits his materials to a trusted observer, the barcodes on the materials are compared to the identification number to determine whether the materials submitted are in-fact those that were distributed to the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventor: David M. Allburn
  • Publication number: 20120319393
    Abstract: A form with an integrated folding card produced using two core parts which can be removed from the form and two covering parts which can be removed from the form. The two core parts have a flat substrate and a first adhesive layer. The two covering parts have an at least partially transparent top layer and a second adhesive layer. The form has a first punch which forms the two core parts. The form has a second punch which forms the two covering parts. The core parts and the covering parts are coextensive. The form has a first and a second page. The first page, as viewed from the front, comprises the flat substrate, the first adhesive layer, a first dividing layer and a first carrier layer and contains the two core parts formed by the first punch. The first punch is made from the front as far as the first carrier layer at the most.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventor: Jules Fischer
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8317232
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multilayer information page (1) for a security document, which includes an information part (3) allowing at least some information to be entered into the information page, a flexible and bending resistant connecting part (2) for connecting the information page to the security document, and a surface film (7) which at least partly covers the information part (3) and the connecting part (2) and which is fastened to the information page (1) by lamination. In order to make a possible attempt at forgery even easier to detect, a visible pattern (8) is provided between the connecting part (2) and the surface film (7), and between the visible pattern (8) and the surface film (7) or, correspondingly, between the visible pattern (8) and the connecting part (2), a detachment layer (9) is arranged which consists of separately residing areas preventing the connecting part (2) or, correspondingly, the surface film (7) from becoming firmly attached to the visible pattern (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Setec Oy
    Inventor: Taru Syrjänen
  • Patent number: 8313122
    Abstract: A trailer includes reference marks that depict the position whereby cargo may be placed for proper installation on the trailer. The reference marks may be applied by affixing a label onto the frame of the trailer respective of the trailer axle. One or more reference marks may be applied depicting the multiple positions, one for each of differently sized cargo, which may be welding power supplies. Instructions may also be used in conjunction with the labels for instructing placement of the welding power supply at the appropriate position respective of the trailer axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: David J. Bender
  • Patent number: 8220836
    Abstract: In a reply card enabling a recipient of said reply card to answer at least one request made by a sender of said reply card by taking a determined physical action on at least one identified zone of said reply card, provision is made for at least one identified zone of said reply card to be provided with a succession of signs printed with a conductive ink, and for a determined physical action to be taken that consists in perforating at least one of said identified zones so as to detach at least a portion of said succession of signs printed with a conductive ink from the reply card, the effect of said detaching being to prevent a radio-frequency read device possessed by the sender from receiving the answer associated with said succession of signs printed with a conductive ink and detached by the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Neopost Technologies
    Inventor: Fabien Chatte
  • Patent number: 8196817
    Abstract: A financial transaction card associated with an account of a cardholder is provided. The financial transaction card includes a front side, a back side, a signature block, and a validation code. The signature block includes a substrate having a bottom face and a top face wherein the bottom face is coupled to at least one of the sides of the card. The top face is substantially planar and includes a first data field and a second data field. The first data field and the second data field are non-overlapping. The validation code is associated with the account and is displayed within the second data field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: MasterCard International Incorporated
    Inventors: Fernando Augusto Marques Lourenco, Jeremy King
  • Patent number: 8196964
    Abstract: A sticky note pad includes at least two stacks of sticky note sheets. Each sticky note sheet has a note-writing region, an index tab region projecting from a right lateral edge thereof, and a removable pressure sensitive adhesive layer provided on a bottom face thereof in proximity to a left lateral edge thereof. The index tab regions of the sticky note sheets of one of the stacks are staggered with respect to the index tab regions of the sticky note sheets of the other stack in a top-to-bottom direction, and are aligned to the same in a direction parallel to the lateral edges of the sticky note sheets. A glue layer binds the left lateral edges of the sticky note sheets of all the stacks. A partition sheet is adhered to the bottom face of a lowermost sticky note sheet of an upper stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Taiwan Hopax Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsung-Tien Kuo, Jen-Rong Liu, Chin-Chung Tsai, Shih-Chin Wen
  • Patent number: 8177260
    Abstract: A coupon for providing an incentive for a user to participate in physical activity. The coupon detects the physical activity of a user and indicates to the user when the threshold of physical activity has been reached. Once the coupon has indicated that the threshold has been reached, the user may redeem the coupon for a reward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Switch2Health Inc.
    Inventors: Seth A. Tropper, Amado Batour, James Wickstead, John Gardner
  • Publication number: 20120081482
    Abstract: A process for preparing a mixture of phthalocyanine or metallo-phthalocyanine dyes and salts thereof which comprises cyclisation of a compound of Formula (1) with a compound of Formula (2) and/or Formula (3): wherein: R1 is a hydrocarbyl group; R2 is H or a hydrocarbyl group; R3 is H, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted aryl or optionally substituted heterocyclyl; R4 and R5 are cyano, carboxy carboxamide or together form a group of formula X is an electron withdrawing group; and n is 1 to 4: wherein the cyclisation process is carried out in the presence of a suitable nitrogen source (if required) and a metal salt (if required). Also novel compounds, inks, printing processes, printed materials (including color filters) and ink jet cartridges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: Fujifilm Imaging Colorants Limited
    Inventors: Patricia Mary Dunwoody, Prakash Patel
  • Patent number: 8136283
    Abstract: A three segment vehicle identification card is provided with an upper hang tag segment, and intermediate claim ticket segment and a lower key tag segment. The lower segment has a removable key tag with a vehicle identification number together with a pair of removable labels, one of which has the vehicle identification number and the other of which has space for entry of the parking space location number for the vehicle receiving service. The removable key tag also has spaces on its foldable tail for entry of the vehicle owners name and the parking space number for the serviced vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Marjen, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark W. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20120031291
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a printing member for imaging with an inkjet printer using pigment-based aqueous inkjet ink. The printing member may include a substrate and a hydrophilic coating layer. The coating layer may include acidic colloidal silica whose particles have an elongated shape, a hydrophilic polymer and a crosslinking agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Aida Porat, Michael Karp, Zeev Savion, Sergei Bonder, Gal Tamir
  • Publication number: 20110189477
    Abstract: A heat transfer label and method for preparing same, the heat transfer label including (a) a support portion and (b) a transfer portion over the support portion, for transfer of the transfer portion from the support portion to an article upon application of heat to the support portion while the transfer portion is placed into contact with the article. The transfer portion includes at least a protective lacquer layer, an ink layer, and an adhesive layer, wherein at least one of the protective lacquer layer, the ink layer, and the adhesive layer is UV-curable. Further, the heat transfer label may additionally include a tie-coat layer, which may be a UV-curable tie-coat layer. Further, each of the plurality of layers of the transfer portion of the heat transfer label may be UV-curable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: MULTI-COLOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ronald L. Miracle, Alexander Craig Bushman, Jean Paul Laprade
  • Patent number: 7988199
    Abstract: A safety skin appliqué kit for parents and custodians of children, disabled persons, and the elderly, including a marking pen and a pre-packaged collection of preprinted skin appliqués each removably sandwiched between two carrier sheets. Each of the appliqués further comprise a die cut section of breathable polyurethane tape, printed with a forward image on one side defined by a lightly-colored high-contrast window, and pre-printed plea to call if lost. The appliqués are coated with hypoallergenic acrylate adhesive for application to skin or other surfaces. Parents and custodians can apply one of said appliques' to their child, disabled person, or elderly charge, and write a contact telephone number in the window of the appliqué. This way, if their charge becomes lost, passersby will notice the appliqué, read the contact telephone number, and call the custodian.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventor: Michele Welsh
  • Publication number: 20110181654
    Abstract: The present invention provides, in at least one embodiment, a customizable writing instrument and a software technique for manufacturing such using self-adhesive pre-die cut sheets of printable paper, specialized software, standard or customized ink cartridges, and optional magnets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventor: Robert Radi
  • Patent number: 7938318
    Abstract: A control method and system provides coded access to a system by acquiring account identification data corresponding to a combination of a plurality of symbols. The account identification data is transmitted, for example to a remote server, to correlate the account identification data against an account database to evaluate corresponding account information. Based on the account information, access to the system may be controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Holding 32 LLC
    Inventors: Gene S Fein, Edward Merritt
  • Patent number: 7931304
    Abstract: Vouchers and methods for providing vouchers configured to assist in distinguishing unauthorized duplicate or counterfeit vouchers are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a voucher can include a substrate, a first indicia on the substrate, and a thermally responsive second indicia on the substrate. At least one of the first indicia and the second indicia can indicate a value of the voucher. A system which assists in detecting alteration of value documents or transmissions, such as a coin counter voucher is provided. Voucher information such as the voucher value is included in the voucher in an encrypted or otherwise modified form. When the voucher is presented for redemptions, the encrypted information is decrypted and compared to independently available voucher information. Failure of the information to match indicates that the voucher has been altered or should otherwise be further checked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Coinstar, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Brown, Kirk Beach, Daniel A. Gerrity, Steven Geiger, Timothy Manion, Scott Scherer
  • Publication number: 20110088573
    Abstract: A method of printing is disclosed. The method comprises embossing a capillary structure onto a receiving layer, and depositing a liquid material to fill the capillary structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventor: Joseph M. JACOBSON
  • Patent number: 7913434
    Abstract: A calendar system comprising multiple (i.e., twelve) magnetic “month” sheets for each calendar month of the year, a magnetic “To Do List” sheet and a magnetic “Six Weeks at a Glance” sheet. Each sheet includes a header section that can variably depict the current month, year and/or day. The system further includes a plurality of magnetic “week” strips for securing to one of the sheets. Each “week” strip includes seven columns each having a day of the week imprinted adjacent thereto. Adjacent each day of the week indicia is a date space to which one of the numbered tabs is secured to appropriately label each day with the corresponding date for the particular week. A plurality of color-coded event tabs are also included for magnetically securing to one of the “week” strips positioned on a “Month” sheet or the “Six Weeks at a Glance” sheet, or directly to the “To Do List” sheet. Each time a week elapses, a “week” strip is moved from the current “Month” sheet to the “Six Weeks at a Glance Sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Inventor: Nancy A. Olaver
  • Publication number: 20110025735
    Abstract: The present inventions relates to An ink-jet printer for printing on an edible substrate, the printer comprising a guide roller for guiding the substrate through the printer and a print head for printing on the substrate, the print head being mounted adjacent the guide roller so as to be movable in a reciprocating manner substantially parallel to the guide roller characterised in that the print head mounts a roller cleaning apparatus which engages the guide roller as the print head reciprocates. This prevents a build-up of residue from the edible substrate on the guide rollers, thus providing improved performance and reliability. A method of operating the printer in conjunction with a user terminal is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventors: Colm Nohilly, Hugh Nohilly
  • Publication number: 20110025039
    Abstract: A sectioned, folded tabloid paper product having a plurality of sections, the sections each having an independent number of pages. The paper product includes a mechanically formed first fold perpendicular to web travel, and a mechanically formed second fold parallel to web travel. The paper product includes a tabloid format that is formed on press. An apparatus for forming a sectioned, folded tabloid paper product is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: Manugraph DGM, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven E. WELKER
  • Patent number: 7850207
    Abstract: A multi-part label with variable data and method for its manufacture. First indicia may be printed on a first label face ply of a multi-ply label material in registration with an eventual location of at least one of a plurality of multi-part labels. The first indicia may be variable between at least two of the plurality of multi-part labels. A second label material may be removably adhered to the multi-ply first label material, thereby covering the first indicia. Second indicia may be printed on the face of the second label material. The second indicia may be variable between at least two of the plurality of multi-part labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Chicago Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Carl Opel, Daniel Hedger
  • Patent number: 7826687
    Abstract: Embodiments include a method, a manual device, a handheld manual device, a handheld writing device, a system, and an apparatus. An embodiment provides an apparatus. The apparatus includes a writing element having a first portion operable to discharge a first marking substance on a surface in response to a movement of the writing element over the surface and a second portion operable to discharge a second marking substance on the surface in response to a controller. The apparatus also includes the controller operable to encode information corresponding to a context of the apparatus by regulating the discharge of the second marking substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander J. Cohen, B. Isaac Cohen, Ed Harlow, Eric C. Leuthardt, Royce A. Levien, Mark A. Malamud
  • Patent number: 7813597
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a method, and a device A device includes a writing element operable to form a mark on a surface corresponding to a movement of the writing element over the surface. The device also includes a controller operable to digitally encode information in the mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander J. Cohen, B. Isaac Cohen, Ed Harlow, Eric C. Leuthardt, Royce A. Levien, Mark A. Malamud
  • Patent number: 7809215
    Abstract: Embodiments include a method, a manual device, a handheld manual device, a handheld writing device, a system, and an apparatus. An embodiment provides a manual device operable in a context. The manual device includes a writing element operable to form a mark on a surface in response to a movement of the writing element with respect to the surface. The manual device also includes a controller operable to encode information corresponding to the context of the manual device by regulating the formation of the mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander J. Cohen, B. Isaac Cohen, Ed Harlow, Eric C. Leuthardt, Royce A. Levien, Mark A. Malamud
  • Patent number: 7744797
    Abstract: A multilayer security element with at least two security features exactly disposed to each other is produced by the security features being present on separate carrier foils (100, 200) and the carrier foils being laminated with each other in such a way that the security features in the layer compound are disposed to each other in register. As to achieve an exact register of the security features, each carrier foil has register marks, with the help of which the foils are controlled relative to each other. The controlling is effected by stretching that carrier foil, the security features of which are running behind relative to the security features of the respective other carrier foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventor: Theo Burchard
  • Patent number: RE41925
    Abstract: An integral printed self-mailer sheet product has a generally planar core formed by first and second core strips of different materials permanently joined together side-by-side by a cover strip. A plurality of variable data fields are printed on the core including at least the name and address of an individual person in a character format and a unique numeric code assigned to the individual person in a machine readable format. Scoring extends through the sheet product in the second core strip to define at least one and typically plural printed element(s) removable from a remainder of the sheet product, each including at least one of the printed variable data fields. The first core strip has a width in a direction perpendicular to the joint greater than and preferably at least twice the width of the second core strip in the same direction so as to completely wrap around the second core strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Vanguard Identification Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard O. Warther