Personal Patents (Class 283/75)
  • Patent number: 6971200
    Abstract: A printable form is disclosed having a first layer including a detachable portion in the form of a wristband with an incorporated electronic identifier. A second layer is bonded to the first layer by an adhesive and has labels die cut into it. The bond between the first layer and the die cut labels is a releaseable bond allowing the labels and the adhesive contained thereon to be removed from the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Chicago Tag & Label
    Inventor: F. Paul Valenti, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6920709
    Abstract: An article of sports memorabilia having collectable attractiveness attributes is disclosed wherein common and personalized attributes are displayed on an article such as a home plate, tee shirt, glass or picture. The common attributes indicate the name of a stadium or field, a team, and a team player striking or kicking a sport ball such as a baseball, football or soccer ball. The personalized attributes indicate the name and address of a person or entity for whom the article is personalized, and the number of feet between the stadium or field, or home plate or other location on the field, and the address of the person for whom the article is personalized. A logo “From Our Home To Yours” on the article indicates the personalized distance between the field or stadium and the personalized address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Inventor: Kenneth M. LaMalfa
  • 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: 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: 6886283
    Abstract: A document and card holder has a semi-rigid backing element. Flexible transparent sheets are mounted on the front and back sides of the backing element. Side and bottom edges of the transparent sheets are attached to the side and bottom edges of the backing element to form pouches for retaining documents and cards. Some of the pouches are formed by transparent sheets mounted over or directly on pouches which are mounted directly on the backing element. The pouches are made of different sizes to accommodate different size documents and cards. Bias cuts are formed in the tops of pouches to facilitate the installation and removal of documents and cards. Two backing elements having pouches installed thereon are hinged together so they can be folded over each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Inventor: Edward Arraut
  • Patent number: 6862827
    Abstract: A holder for a carrying and displaying a variety of travel related documents. The holder has clear pockets where the travel related documents placed therein are easily accessible by the user, easily viewed by security and boarding personnel, and the documents securely retained both within the holder and by an attachment means to the traveler. The document holder may be configured with a variety of pockets, each pocket being coverable with a flap. The holder may be worn about the traveler with a lanyard directly attached to the document holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: The HartGregory Group
    Inventor: Corinne A. Gregory
  • Patent number: 6857210
    Abstract: A genetic identification card having read only memory (ROM) for storing identity related information, a microcircuit, a magnetic recordable strip and an incorporated capsule adapted for storing a biological sample of the individual. The card is waterproof and may include a laminated or printed photograph, developed fingerprint, point of contact telephone number, magnetic recordable strip, and capsule containing a sample of biological origin. The identification system facilitates the production of a permanent identification card containing information necessary to positively identify a human being. The system will also include a means to check and verify the identity of the card owner through DNA sampling and testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Inventor: Julio Santa Cruz
  • Patent number: 6848207
    Abstract: An identification badge assembly for identifying products and employees. The identification badge assembly includes a holder assembly including a support member having a main wall, and also including a pouch being attached to a front side of the main wall, and further including writing utensil holders being attached to the front side of the main wall, and also including an eyeglass support member being attached to the main wall; and also includes a neck strap being attached to the support member and being adapted to be worn about a user's neck; and further includes an identification card having a front side and also having indicia displayed upon the front side thereof; and also includes product samples including pills and capsules being attached to the front side of the identification card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Inventor: Cynthia L. Powell
  • Patent number: 6839453
    Abstract: A method and system for providing owners, potential buyers and other users of autographed items such as sports and other entertainment memorabilia visual evidence for verifying the authenticity of the autograph are described. A method of the present invention involves capturing an image of the signature as it is being placed on the item. The image so captured is then stored on a computer readable medium. In addition to the item itself, the owner of the item may be provided with a computer readable medium containing computer readable instructions for accessing the image and other information about the item, the signing process, the autographer, etc. The image may be captured by a camera mounted on a pen or other writing instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: The Upper Deck Company, LLC
    Inventors: Richard P. McWilliam, G. Lynn Hagen, Robert G. Andrews, Matthew Hoerr, Adam Christianson, Brenton Demko, William B. Abrahams, Richard Sutherland
  • Patent number: 6836215
    Abstract: An information band for mounting an electrically conductive circuit, such as a radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag. The band comprises a base strip and a top strip. A single sheet of label stock can include a plurality of such bands such that the sheet can be passed through a conventional printer to accept printed indicia onto a surface of one or more bands. These bands can be die cut to facilitate individual removal. The top strip can be either integral with the base strip or a separate piece that can be affixed to a surface of the base strip. Once indicia has been printed to the band, the RFID tag may be manually affixed between the base strip and the top strip, where adhesive disposed therebetween secures the RFID tag. The adhesive may be peripherally deposited such that an adhesive-free zone is formed between the two layers so that when the RFID tag is attached, it does not come in contact with the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventors: David F. Laurash, Patrick A. Konkol, Gary M. Cairns
  • Publication number: 20040245764
    Abstract: A badge device for identifying a person or object is provided. The badge device comprises a card substrate, a photo-luminescent marking applied to the card substrate, and a reflective marking applied to the card substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2004
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Inventor: Charles J. Bolta
  • Publication number: 20040130143
    Abstract: A printable form is disclosed having a detachable wristband and removable labels. The form includes a first layer having a separable area in the form of a wristband which allows the wristband to be separated from the form. A second layer is bonded to the first layer by an adhesive and has labels which are die cut out of the material of the second layer. The bond between the first layer and the die cut labels is a releaseable bond, allowing the labels and the adhesive contained thereon to be removed from the first layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Inventor: F. Paul Valenti
  • Patent number: 6758936
    Abstract: A secure plastic card and method for manufacturing the secure plastic card are disclosed. The secure plastic card includes a lenticular lens surface having a filmed image printed thereon. The lenticular lens surface is bonded to a core stock layer. The bonding is accomplished with an thermally bondable coating layer which is preferably capable of migrating through lithographic ink. The lenticular lens material and the core stock layer are assembled together and are laminated to form the secure plastic card. The exposed surface of the lenticular lens material is preferably covered with a temporary protective film during lamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: MBNA America Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: John H. Kiekhaefer, Jachin Wang, Dale Mitchell Pfingst, Susan Green, George McGonigle, Philip P. Jordan
  • Patent number: 6752430
    Abstract: This invention converts commercially available plastic ID cards, usually made of PVC, and/or electronically printed documents, e.g., laser printed documents, photo copier printed documents, dye-sublimation printed documents, ink jet printed documents, into time dependant, self-expiring badges or documents that display a visual indicia, e.g., change of color, appearance of a word, e.g., VOID after a specified or predetermined period of time. Broadly, a pressure sensitive security sticker is applied to these commercially available plastic ID cards and/or electronically printed documents. The sticker changes color, typically from white to red, after a predetermined period of time. This change in color is caused by the toner/dye/color pigment contained in these documents. The sticker provides a time dependent indicator for these documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Brady Worldwide Corp.
    Inventors: Robert Holt, David J. Haas, Brian DiBianco
  • Patent number: 6742817
    Abstract: A method of charting a race course comprises the steps of applying an adhesive fastener (116-118) on the strip (110) for adhesively interconnecting the first (112) and second (114) ends and disposing a column of marker indicia (120) extending along the strip (110) between the ends thereof with each marker indicia (120) signifying a mile marker along a course. The method includes the steps of forming the station indicia (122) to portray the availability of first aid, a toilet, and/or a prominent landmark along the course. A topographical outline (129) is formed to extend along the strip (110) parallel to the column of marker indicia (120) for indicating variances in elevation above sea level along the course. The back of the strip is formed with a legend and advertising indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: Imagine Pass L.L.C.
    Inventor: Bryan Timlin
  • Publication number: 20040084895
    Abstract: A system for reducing health-insurance costs including fraud for patients uses an identification card to allow doctors to obtain a patient's medical history. The identification card can either hold the medical history itself or can link the provider to a database containing the medical history. A method of using the card requires the card to be present to bill; this prevents fraud by the provider. A method of using the card requires the card to be matched to a photograph of the user; this prevents fraud by the card holder. The system includes a database of patients. According to a method, the database of patients can be monitored to check the frequency of diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2002
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventor: Harvey Blum
  • Publication number: 20040084896
    Abstract: A uniquely shaped plate may be transmitted through a card printer designed to print on only a card having a standard size and shape. The plate includes a laminate including a card having a sheet of backing material affixed thereto, preferably by an easy release adhesive. For example, the card may have a backing, such as release paper. If the plate is a flexible material, the backing material is a rigid sheet. The standard card is kiss cut through its thickness to form segments having contours for making said unique shape. However, the kiss cut does not cut the sheet of backing material, which continues to hold the segments in place. Therefore, the card retains its standard size and shape so that it may be sent through the card printer with the segments in place. Then, the segments are separated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Applicant: Contemporary, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Peterson
  • Patent number: 6693544
    Abstract: An electronic identification tag or card is indicated, which may be equipped with a rupture joint that has a vertical, diagonal, undulated, zigzag, meander-shaped or other type of design or pattern. The electronic identification tag or card may have two sections which may have a mirror-inverted design, and, in which, the same data may stored in the same manner. Integrated, embedded, or implanted memory or microprocessor chips may have the same structure, and one section of the identification tag or card is provided with punched holes for a necklace. Moreover, visually readable data, such as a personal identification number (PKZ), blood type (A Rh+), a nation and name (NN), may be introduced into is both sections. The electronic identification tag or card can be made of a very resistant plastic, glass, ceramic, or a similar material, the particular data carrier or memory device being embedded with or without intelligence in the form of a chip, magnetic strip or hologram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Deutsche Telekom AG
    Inventor: Werner Hebbecker
  • Patent number: 6688649
    Abstract: A form with a well has a form layer with a top and a bottom surface and a perimeter, a die cut through the form layer that defines a portion of said form layer within said die cut, a patch layer having a perimeter and top and bottom surfaces, and an adhesive layer that is repositionable and peelable. The patch layer is adhesively but removably secured to the bottom surface of the form layer such that the die cut and form layer portion are entirely within the perimeter of the patch layer. The form has a well, that is created by removal of the form layer portion from within the die cut. The bottom of the well is the top surface of said adhesive layer and the sides of the well are the edges of said die cut. The adhesive layer has a greater affinity for the patch layer than the form layer portion such that when the form layer portion is removed from the form, the adhesive stays adhered to the patch layer. Articles such as photographs may then be inserted into the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Strata-Tac, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles L. Casagrande
  • Publication number: 20040012195
    Abstract: An identification card that carries information about an implant, medical device or prosthesis associated with a holder the card. The card includes a substrate that carries a computer-generated representation of a name of the holder; a type or name of the implant, medical device or prosthesis; characteristics of the implant, medical device or prosthesis; a place and date on which the implant, medical device or prosthesis was implanted, installed or given to the holder; and a surgeon or medical profession that implanted, installed or provided the implant, medical device or prosthesis to the holder. A computer implemented system for generating the cards is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2003
    Publication date: January 22, 2004
    Applicant: Exscribe, Inc.
    Inventor: Ranjan Sachdev
  • Patent number: 6677022
    Abstract: A form comprises a cellulosic sheet having a perforation defining a first portion and a second portion. The first portion may define either a card or alternatively a label, and is impregnated with a waterproofing polymerizable composition. The first portion is preferably resistant to water, and is receptive to inks. As such, user variable indicia may be applied anywhere on the sheet including the first portion. For applications requiring a label, an adhesive and liner ply may be applied to the back of the sheet. The liner ply includes a release coating in register with the first portion defining the label, such that, upon removing the label from the sheet, a substantial portion of the adhesive remains with the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Edward Bobbe, David E. Washburn
  • Patent number: 6656555
    Abstract: A form that incorporates either a label or card such that the form can be reliably printed on by the end user and manufactured less expensively. The integrated label form includes a top printable substrate and a liner substrate mated together by an adhesive. The top printable substrate serves at least partially as removable portions capable of being reapplied. Weakened lines of substrate may be provided to define removable portions on the top printable substrate. The form also may include a similar printable substrate mated to the other side of the liner by adhesive. Weakened lines of substrate also may formed in the second substrate to define removable portions. The integrated card form includes a printable substrate and a first and second laminate mated to the substrate and together by an adhesive. Weakened lines of substrate and first laminate define an integrated removable portion capable of being held in the form by the second laminate and easily removed manually when desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: Malessa Partners, L.L.C.
    Inventor: John J. McKillip
  • Publication number: 20030197365
    Abstract: The invention concerns a tamper-resistant and indelible method for marking objects, in particular labels, providing marking with good contrast and enhanced visibility. Said method is essentially characterised in that the marking is carried out in two operations: integral marking, i.e. in the thickness of the object; surface marking; said surface marking being superposed on the integral marking. The invention also concerns a marking label.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 1999
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Applicant: VANDEPUTTE
    Inventor: BERNARD VANDEPUTTE
  • Publication number: 20030177681
    Abstract: A multi-layer, multi-web, laser printable, form with an identification band blank comprises a multi-layered web die cut with a first paper label portion for receiving a printed image and an adhesive backed transparent film layer approximately twice the width of the paper layer so that upon separation from a carrier, the transparent film may be folded over and completely encapsulate the paper layer to moisture proof it and protect it. The transparent film layer includes a pair of adhesive backed tabs at the ends to facilitate its attachment about a patient's wrist or ankle. Multiple wristbands, or identification band blanks, are included on the same sheet to provide a form that is particularly suited for a pediatric admission. In an alternate embodiment, a panel is die cut into the transparent film layer so that upon separation of the wristband from the form, the panel remains adhered and it pulls away to form a window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Inventor: James M. Riley
  • Publication number: 20030137146
    Abstract: A thin flat plastic card, which is colored in the form of a rectangular configured card. With front and back surfaces, made of a flexible material so that it can be bent. An anti-fraud credit card that is of the utmost simplicity, ease of use and minimum cost to make. A card that uses ones telephone number and address as its numbers, to prevent misuse of the credit card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2002
    Publication date: July 24, 2003
    Inventor: Keith Anthony Washington
  • Patent number: 6585845
    Abstract: A uniquely shaped plate may be transmitted through a card printer designed to print on only a card having a standard size and shape. The plate includes a laminate including a card having a sheet of backing material affixed thereto, preferably by an easy release adhesive. For example, the card may have a backing, such as release paper. If the plate is a flexible material, the backing material is a rigid sheet. The standard card is kiss cut through its thickness to form segments having contours for making said unique shape. However, the kiss cut does not cut the sheet of backing material, which continues to hold the segments in place. Therefore, the card retains its standard size and shape so that it may be sent through the card printer with the segments in place. Then, the segments are separated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Contemporary, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Peterson
  • Patent number: 6569280
    Abstract: A laminated product is provided including a carrier sheet, a polymeric film ply, a polymeric card ply, and a radiation-curable laminating adhesive. The polymeric film ply is secured to the carrier sheet and extends over a cut-out portion formed in the carrier sheet. The polymeric card ply is positioned within the cut-out portion. Either the film ply, the card ply, or both, are transparent to electromagnetic radiation. The radiation-curable laminating adhesive is positioned to secure the polymeric card ply to the exposed ply portion and comprises a bonding agent, a monomer, an oligomer, a tackifier, and a photocatalyst. The bonding agent is present in a quantity sufficient to improve the bonding characteristics of the adhesive composition. The monomer is present in a quantity sufficient to (i) increase the flexibility of the adhesive composition, and (ii) increase the tendency of the adhesive composition to release substantially cleanly from a surface to which it is bonded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventors: Rajendra Mehta, Gary Doll, Watson Gullett, A. Dale Lakes
  • Publication number: 20030080549
    Abstract: An identification unit for checking and/or access authorization of a person includes a representation of the person and of personal data as visually readable alphanumeric data and/or machine readable codes. The identification unit includes a unitary woven product of at least two woven sections, wherein a first woven section includes a specific woven image for visually representing the person, wherein a thread pattern on a visible side of the first woven section simultaneously has a code function which may be machine readable. A second woven section includes at least one of a woven text and woven code with data which relate to the person and/or determine a validity range of the identification units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2002
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Applicant: Rinke Etiketten Karl Rinke GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Heinz Tischer
  • Patent number: 6550813
    Abstract: A reusable information tag is provided with a substrate bonded on its top surface to a middle layer which has graphics and indicia disposed upon its top surface, the middle layer being bonded to a transparent or translucent top layer of a nonporous writable and erasable film. A reusable means for attachment is provided. The tag may be written upon with a pen and attached to a gift, luggage or other article. It may then be easily detached, erased and reused. An unlimited variety of tags containing different graphics and indicia for every holiday, occasion, event, use and interest may be easily and inexpensively manufactured. A kit for making the tag is also provided. Alternative embodiments provide for disposing the graphics and indicia on either the top surface of the substrate or the bottom surface of the top layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Inventor: Donna J. Siegrist
  • Patent number: 6535129
    Abstract: A chain of custody form with an associated wireless (e.g., RFID) chip results in data being monitored and filed electronically, minimizes the need for a multi-part form and results in reduced consumable costs to the customer. Samples are no longer lost in transit or within a testing laboratory, as the RFID chip allows for complete tracking of the specimen. Positive location identification is always available. All data may be tracked using the RFID chip which may prompt the collector or other custodian to correctly enter data. The chain of custody is always accurate and is never broken. All data may be shared with all parties electronically including, for example, an employer, a collection site, a medical review officer, a third party administrator, etc. No re-keying of the information is necessary, eliminating multiple steps, reducing the potential for error, and providing increased efficiencies and decreased processing time at reduced costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Moore North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Kathryn D. Petrick
  • Patent number: 6517921
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an assembly which includes a display card-forming section and an identification card-forming section. The identification card-forming section includes a first backing sheet and contains an identification card backing region. Further included is a first adhesive layer, a first release layer joined to the first side of the backing sheet and to the first adhesive layer except at the identification card backing region where there is an opening in the first release layer, and a transparent lamination sheet. The transparent lamination sheet has a first side, joined to the first adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Brett Ulrich, Blaine Jackson, William Becker, Omar Attia, André Saint
  • Patent number: 6510634
    Abstract: A multi-layer, multi-web, laser printable, form with an identification band blank comprises a multi-layered web die cut with a first paper label portion for receiving a printed image and an adhesive backed transparent film layer approximately twice the width of the paper layer so that upon separation from a carrier, the transparent film may be folded over and completely encapsulate the paper layer to moisture proof it and protect it. The transparent film layer includes a pair of adhesive backed tabs at the ends to facilitate its attachment about a patient's wrist or ankle. Multiple wristbands, or identification band blanks, are included on the same sheet to provide a form that is particularly suited for a pediatric admission. In an alternate embodiment, a panel is die cut into the transparent film layer so that upon separation of the wristband from the form, the panel remains adhered and it pulls away to form a window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Laser Band, LLC
    Inventor: James M. Riley
  • Patent number: 6475634
    Abstract: An article of manufacture associated with a celebrity includes a collectible item, a relic fragment, and a certificate of authenticity. The relic fragment is formed from a relic associated with the celebrity. The collectible item is joined with the relic fragment. A unique identifier is assigned to the relic fragment. The certificate of authenticity attests to the authenticity of the relic fragment and includes the unique identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Avatar General Corporation
    Inventor: Michael R. Lam
  • Patent number: 6467693
    Abstract: An information tag is secured to an article worn or carried by a user and provides identification information about the user in a cost-effective and reliable manner. The tag includes a plurality of layers including a body and a protective layer. The body has a top surface and an opposing bottom surface. The protective layer includes a domed upper surface and a substantially planar lower surface that is attached to at least a portion of the body top surface. At least one opening extends through at least one of the body and the domed protective cover. The tag body bottom surface provides identification information about the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Constructive Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa M. Beatty, Lila Arndt
  • Patent number: 6438881
    Abstract: A multi-layer, multi-web, laser printable, page-sized form with an identification band blank comprises a multi-layered web die cut with a first paper label portion for receiving a printed image and an adhesive backed transparent film layer approximately twice the width of the paper layer so that upon separation from a carrier, the transparent film may be folded over and completely encapsulate the paper layer to moisture proof it and protect it. The transparent film layer includes a pair of adhesive backed tabs at the ends to facilitate its attachment about a patient's wrist or ankle. The band blank web is joined to a second multi-layer web with an overlapping glued joint, the second multi-layer web having a plurality of adhesive backed labels die cut into it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Inventor: James M. Riley
  • Patent number: 6409872
    Abstract: A laminator for laminating sheets of lamina onto substrates such as cards uses a web of lamina material that preferably has a bondable and printable layer on the reverse side and can then be printed with information and laminated onto a blank card. The web also preferably has a series of spaced transverse lines of reduced strength so the web can be separated into individual sheets of lamina by creating a tension in the web across the transverse line of reduced strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Fargo Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin R. Campion, I. Tony Haugen, Gary M. Klinefelter, Jeffrey D. Upin
  • Patent number: 6386591
    Abstract: A transactional control system, a promotional system, and a redemption system including a set of a card and a removable and reusable label. The removable and reusable label having a first side printed with indicia thereon, and a second side coated with a reusable adhesive layer suitable for affixing the label to either a first or a second planar side of the card. The label, printed with a registration indicia thereon, can be removed from the transaction card without leaving residue on the card and can be affixed to a registration form for registration of a holder of the transaction card. Alternatively, the label printed with a redeemable coupon indicia thereon, can be removed from a promotion card and affixed to a transaction receipt for associating a particular transaction with the redeemable coupon. In another embodiment the label is printed and scored to form individually removable segments which can be removed from the redemption card and redeemed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Inventor: Eric Blank
  • Patent number: 6364365
    Abstract: A new adaptable luggage identification system and methods for its use is disclosed. The system includes luggage recognition devices including adhesive stickers, tape, firm plastic tags, flexible plastic labels, business card carriers, tags, envelopes and cards, each bearing its own distinctive pattern, which can be affixed to luggage either singularly or in combination to provide a distinctive pattern or combination of patterns. The luggage recognition devices can be used to aid in the rapid identification of individual pieces of luggage, groups of luggage, contents of luggage or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Inventor: Frances J. Caplan
  • Patent number: 6325421
    Abstract: The authenticity attribute for an object to be protected is formed by an elongate profile which produces characteristic oscillations upon scanning with the edge or the tip of a scanning object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2001
    Inventor: Stefan Huebner
  • Patent number: 6318757
    Abstract: A carrier sheet has a detachable totally laminatable card integrally formed therewith. A clear plastic film patch having two thin plastic film sheets laminated together by an adhesive therebetween and a release coating, is glued to the back of the sheet in a card area. The inner one of the plastic film sheets has the release coating on its inner surface in contact with the adhesive secured to an inner surface of the outer one of the plastic film sheets. A card is delineated by a die-cut made in the front surface of the carrier sheet and extending to the adhesive between the film sheets. A perforation cut is made in the outer one of the plastic film sheets and aligned with the die-cut. A photograph or fingerprint is applied in a designated area on the outer face of the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: Crain-Drummond, Inc.
    Inventors: William Dale Ritchie, Tony Plutino
  • Patent number: 6277232
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a plastic card comprises the steps of providing a sheet of lenticular lens material; coating the back side of the lens material with a vinyl resin base; printing the back side of the lens material with a composite lithographic image; coating the back side of the lens material with an adhesive such that it can adhere to a sheet of plastic which serves as the back of the plastic card; and laminating the sheets together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Assignee: MBNA America Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Jachin Wang, Dale Mitchell Pfingst, Susan Green, George McGonigle
  • Patent number: 6260886
    Abstract: This invention relates to a device for displaying and/or transporting an item, where the device comprises a transparent front that forms a sealable pocket with a substantially solid surface, such as a card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Assignee: Photo Fits, LLC
    Inventor: David P. Hollingbery
  • Patent number: 6253819
    Abstract: A method and apparatus that produces shaped and laminate articles and recovers the excess material or flash as a part of the manufacturing process. The apparatus uses a combination of rotary die and anvil roller assemblies in successive multiple stations to cut and separate each raw material into final product portions and recyclable flash portions as each raw material enters the apparatus. The apparatus separately reclaims each raw material flash portion and delivers the flash of each material in a recyclable form to an auxiliary recycling operation. In recovering the flash, the apparatus does not adversely affect the speed or quality of production of the final shaped or laminated product. To ease removal of the flash, the apparatus applies lubricant to the blades of the rotary die. To avoid damage to web material, the apparatus uses vacuum belts to convey the web material and web product through the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Assignee: Denovus LLC
    Inventors: Steven Kenneth Frendle, John Robert Manley
  • Patent number: 6227573
    Abstract: A photograph-personalized card for seating attendees at a social function, such as a restaurant sit-down retirement dinner, in which the cards are positioned at the possible 2-5 tables being used for the occasion, and thus distinguishes these tables from other tables being used by other diners. The attendees are instructed that the cards, being rectangular in shape, can be used as bookmarks, thus contributing to a keepsake value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Inventor: Denise Yorke-Zuyus
  • Patent number: 6220327
    Abstract: An identification booklet including a backing and a printed cover film having identification indicia printed thereon is automatically printed and assembled by an apparatus including means for holding the booklet in an open position with the backing exposed, printing means for printing indicia onto an inner surface of the cover film, transport means including an insertion blade rotatably mounted thereon, the insertion blade including a damp for holding the cover film in place thereon, die-cut means for cutting the cover film to a predetermined size while the cover film is held in place on the insertion blade by the clamp, to form the identification card and fusing means for fusing the identification card and the backing together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Assignee: Atlantek, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian S. Rothwell, Joseph V. Connors, Raymond E. Maynard
  • Patent number: 6212808
    Abstract: A safety identification assembly for use in neonatology comprising identifying sub-assemblies detachably connected to each other and capable of being easily and manually detached in a delivery room immediately upon the baby delivery, wherein the sub-assemblies are used for identifying the mother and her baby or babies and for closing umbilical cord ends when the cord is out into two sections, one section of the cord remaining joined to the baby and the other section remaining joined to the placenta's mother. A method for identifying a baby and his/her mother in a delivery room is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Inventor: Horacio Franklin Rubel
  • Patent number: 6190747
    Abstract: A form 1 has a detachable card 3. A peel glue layer 22 adheres a support layer 21 to the card 3. The card 3 is a blank produced by punching the form 1 up to the support layer 21. The blank is held in the form by the peel glue layer 22 and support layer until removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Folien Fischer AG
    Inventor: Jules Fischer
  • Patent number: 6161870
    Abstract: A transactional control system, a promotional system, and a redemption system including a set of a card and a removable and reusable label. The removable and reusable label having a first side printed with indicia thereon, and a second side coated with a reusable adhesive layer suitable for affixing the label to either a first or a second planar side of the card. The label, printed with a registration indicia thereon, can be removed from the transaction card without leaving residue on the card and can be affixed to a registration form for registration of a holder of the transaction card. Alternatively, the label printed with a redeemable coupon indicia thereon, can be removed from a promotion card and affixed to a transaction receipt for associating a particular transaction with the redeemable coupon. In another embodiment the label is printed and scored to form individually removable segments which can be removed from the redemption card and redeemed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2000
    Assignee: Arthur Blank & Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Blank
  • Patent number: 6159570
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an assembly which includes a display card-forming section and an identification card-forming section. The identification card-forming section includes a first backing sheet and contains an identification card backing region. Further included is a first adhesive layer, a first release layer joined to the first side of the backing sheet and to the first adhesive layer except at the identification card backing region where there is an opening in the first release layer, and a transparent lamination sheet. The transparent lamination sheet has a first side, joined to the first adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Brett Ulrich, Blaine Jackson, William Becker, Omar Attia, Andre Saint
  • Patent number: RE38044
    Abstract: A method for deterring forgeries and authenticating signatures placed on any document or other object (collectively “Item”) is disclosed. A first two dimensional bar code or forgery-proof diffraction grating pattern or similar information bearing medium (Electronic Fingerprint or “EF”) is issued to a person whose signature is being protected (“Principal”) by a central registrar (“CR”). A personal identification number (“PIN”) which has been assigned by the CR to the Principal is encoded on the EF. The PIN remains constant and is encoded on all EFs distributed to the Principal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: Legends, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Kruckemeyer