Baggage Patents (Class 283/80)
  • Patent number: 10943512
    Abstract: A method of associating a tamper evident tag with an article is provided. The method includes the steps of providing the tamper evident tag with first and second layers laminated to each other and inserting a fastener through the article at a user selected location thereof. A terminal end of the fastener is positioned on a second layer of the tamper evident tag and a first portion of the second layer is removed to expose an adhesive on a first portion of the first layer. The first portion of the first layer of the tamper evident tag is folded over a second portion of the first layer so as to capture a second portion of the inner layer between the first and second portions of the first layer and to capture the terminal end of the fastener between the first portion of the first layer and the second portion of the second layer of the tamper evident tag thereby retaining the article on the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventor: Aharon A. Karan
  • Patent number: 10902749
    Abstract: A polymeric film tag stock which comprises; (a) a layer of a polymeric film having a top surface and a bottom surface; (b) a layer of a cohesive adhesive on the bottom surface of said polymeric film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: POLYMERIC CONVERTING LLC
    Inventor: Peter J. Dronzek, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10621890
    Abstract: A tamper evident tag and a method of preventing the fraudulent return of an article back to a seller are provided. The tag includes inner and outer layers. A first end of a tag fastener is inserted through the article and through an aperture formed in the inner and outer layers of the tag. A unique code is printed on the tag. A portion of the inner layer of the tag is removed to expose an adhesive. The exposed adhesive is bought into contact with the inner layer of the tag to capture the first end of the tag fastener between the outer layer and the inner layer. The unique code is associated with the article for future reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Aharon A. Karan
  • Patent number: 10540914
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to methods and system for creating a multiple part peel and reseal label assembly that may include one or more RFID devices for use in providing information to potential end users. The assembly may be provided with a plurality of informational sheets or layers that may be printed with fixed or variable information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: AVERY DENNISON RETAIL INFORMATION SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Ian J. Forster, Peter Cockerell
  • Patent number: 10293587
    Abstract: The invention relates to a label laminate and a release liner of the label laminate. According to an embodiment release liner comprises a substrate comprising propylene block copolymer. The substrate may be oriented in a machine direction of the substrate. The substrate may have an elongation of the substrate in a machine direction of the substrate is less than 3% at a tension level between 200 and 1200 N/m. The substrate may have a ratio of 1% secant modulus in machine direction of the substrate to elongation in transverse direction of the substrate is between 2 and 15. Further the invention relates to a use of a release liner for self-adhesive label laminate and to a method for providing a label laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: UPM RAFLATAC OY
    Inventors: Noel Mitchell, Matti Manner, Tom Saxberg
  • Patent number: 10255830
    Abstract: A tamper evident tag and a method of preventing the fraudulent return of an article back to a seller are provided. The tag includes inner and outer layers. A first end of a tag fastener is inserted through the article and through an aperture formed in the inner and outer layers of the tag. A unique code is printed on the tag. A portion of the inner layer of the tag is removed to expose an adhesive. The exposed adhesive is bought into contact with the inner layer of the tag to capture the first end of the tag fastener between the outer layer and the tuner layer. The unique code is associated with the article for future reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Aharon A. Karan
  • Patent number: 8881438
    Abstract: A luggage tag which can be easily operated for attachment of the luggage tag to a luggage is provided. A luggage tag includes a surface sheet and a peel-off sheet, and a customer's copy is provided on one end portion of the surface sheet via a separation slit. A peel-off region is provided on one end portion of the peel-off sheet via a peel-off slit. When winding the luggage tag on a handle of a luggage in a loop fashion, an attaching portion to be adhered to the peel-off sheet is covered with the peel-off region, and the customer's copy is adhered to the peel-off region. A folding line is provided on the peel-off region, and when the peel-off region is folded along the folding line, an adhesive layer of the customer's copy is exposed outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryoichi Shimizu, Yukie Sahara
  • Patent number: 8800181
    Abstract: A luggage tag system includes a main portion comprising an elongated portion for forming a loop to attach the luggage tag system to a piece of luggage; a removable portion detachable from the main portion; a unique serial number provided on both the main portion and the removable portion; an area of the removable portion comprising a printed coupon or prize indicator; and an adhesive panel covering the area to prevent the area from being seen until the adhesive panel is removed. Any portion of the adhesive panel that is separated from the removable portion of the tag system loses its ability to adhere to the removable portion so that premature removal of the adhesive panel, in whole or in part, is detectable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Freddy W. Versteeg
  • Publication number: 20130228408
    Abstract: A bag and storage system is provided for securing personal items. The bag comprises an outer casing, an inner frame, and a fastening assembly. The outer casing includes a cavity which forms the primary storage area. The primary storage area is configured to provide access to a plurality of storage cases that are secured within the primary storage area by way of a flap and a plurality of dividers. The inner frame that can be assembled inside the cavity and made larger than an opening so that the inner frame does not slide out of the opening. The fastening assembly is configured to restrict and allow access to the primary storage area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: MEDIAUSA ADVERTISING, INC.
    Inventors: Michael W. Lease, Mark W. Lease
  • Patent number: 8388025
    Abstract: A strip for tamper evidencing has a first layer and one or more reinforcing layers. An adhesive is provided on a first portion of the strip to selectively adhere the first portion of the strip onto the first layer of a second portion of the strip, wherein the first layer is such that removal or attempted removal of the first portion of the strip from the second portion of the strip will be evidenced by the first layer. The reinforcing material may be arranged such that portions of it are bonded to each other at a plurality of locations spaced along the length of the strip. A security system may include a tamper evidencing device and a receipt portion having corresponding unique identifiers, wherein the receipt portion includes a zip tab securing portion for securing zip tabs or luggage locking points and the evidencing device includes a trackable identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Securoseal Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Dion Mrocki, Ben Talintyre, Rod Anthony Wiebenga
  • Publication number: 20120175867
    Abstract: Labels and methods for removing a portion of a release liner from a label are disclosed. An example baggage label includes a release liner includes a first line of weakness including a first tapered or curved portion. The first line of weakness includes a first end that intersects the first edge and a second end between the first edge and the second edge and substantially orthogonally coupled to a score. A tab is formed in the release liner and defined by at least the first edge, the second edge and the first line of weakness. The tab is structured so that removal of the tab from the substrate forms a first tear in the release liner that diagonally extends from the second end of the first line of weakness and forms a tail between the first tear and the score to enable removal of the tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Rick Minor, Robert Leonard
  • Patent number: 8172270
    Abstract: A system of the present invention couples via a lanyard to a piece of luggage. The system includes a holder having three pockets. A first mask having a first shape and first color card inserts in the first pocket, a second mask and second color card inserts in the second pocket, and an identification card inserts into a third pocket. The system further includes extra color cards and extra masks to provide a traveler with many combinations of colors, patterns, shapes and sequences to identify their luggage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventor: Peter Rossing
  • Patent number: 8167336
    Abstract: Labels and methods for removing a portion of a release liner from a label are disclosed. An example labels includes a substrate, a layer of adhesive on the substrate, a layer of release coating in contact with the layer of adhesive, and a release line in contact with the release coating. The release liner includes a first edge, a second edge, and a first line of weakness. The first line of weakness includes a tapered or curved portion and extends from the first edge of the release liner to between the first edge and the second edge of the release liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Moore Wallace North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick Minor, Robert Leonard
  • Patent number: 8164775
    Abstract: An automated ticketing and boarding (ATB) device may replace both legacy boarding pass printers and gate readers, without reconfiguring existing departure control systems (DCSs). The replacement ATB device may create a virtual magnetic stripe in memory from the formatted flight and/or passenger information received from the DCS, and may extract portions of the virtual magnetic stripe to form a boarding pass with an optical machine-readable symbol instead of a magnetic stripe transparently to the DCS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corp.
    Inventors: Urban Söderberg, Martin Forsberg
  • Patent number: 8079164
    Abstract: A luggage tag for identifying luggage and providing promotional material includes a substrate comprising an elongated portion for forming a loop with which to attach the tag to a piece of luggage; a first scratch surface portion on the substrate which is removable to reveal a first printed indicator; and a second scratch surface portion on the substrate which is removable to reveal a second printed indicator, wherein, if the first and second printed indicators match, the tag is a prize winner. The substrate has a detachable portion, the second scratch surface being disposed on the detachable portion of the substrate. The elongate portion for forming the loop and the first scratch surface are disposed on a main portion of the substrate which remains as the luggage tag after the detachable portion is detached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Inventor: Freddy Versteeg
  • Publication number: 20110163529
    Abstract: A system of the present invention couples via a lanyard to a piece of luggage. The system includes a holder having three pockets. A first mask having a first shape and first color card inserts in the first pocket, a second mask and second color card inserts in the second pocket, and an identification card inserts into a third pocket. The system further includes extra color cards and extra masks to provide a traveler with many combinations of colors, patterns, shapes and sequences to identify their luggage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventor: Peter Rossing
  • Patent number: 7926210
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for identifying luggage and promotional advertising for use by hotels, casinos and the like are disclosed. The apparatus includes a tag having a first side having a scratch surface covering promotional material and a second side having a portion for printing identifying information. The tag and the promotional material can be used by a hotel, casino or the like to encourage guests to attend shows or dine at restaurants being promoted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventor: Freddy Versteeg
  • Patent number: 7886464
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a kit for travelers comprising at least one document holder having at least one pocket for storage of travel related documents; said document holder having a luggage identifier code dispose thereon and readily visible; at least one tamper proof mechanism for securing luggage access to avoid tampering; and one or more luggage tags, wherein the luggage tags, the document holder, the tamper proof mechanism each have a substantially similar indicia disposed thereupon providing a visual means for associating the items together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Walt-Task, LLC
    Inventors: Frankie Holtz-Davis, Derrick Holtz
  • Patent number: 7861835
    Abstract: A disposable strip of non-elastic, tear resistant luggage wrap material is provided that extends around the outer periphery of a piece of luggage and adhesively secures to itself. A plurality of disposable strips may be coupled end-to-end to accommodate large luggage pieces. The disposable strip may be removed by tearing along a plurality of spaced, inline apertures. The disposable strip includes several features, such as indicia that identify luggage as belonging to a group, organization or commercial carrier. The disposable strip also may include a security portion having an area for receiving the user's signature or initials to inhibit unauthorized tampering. A pocket may be provided on the disposable strip to receive user identification, a travel itinerary or other document. Furthermore, the disposable strip may be configured to receive an R.F.I.D. tag for electronic tracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Inventor: S. Sam Montross
  • Patent number: 7722084
    Abstract: A delivery slip 10 includes a first sheet 11 having a first sheet base 11A, both surfaces of which are provided with print letters P1; and a second sheet 12, which is provided separately from the first sheet 11, and, one surface of a second sheet base 12A is provided with an adhesive layer 12B, while the other surface is provided with print letters P2. The first sheet 11, being in a folded state, is temporarily stuck to the second sheet 12 through a releasable treatment layer 11B, and is to be held between the second sheet 12 and an adherend W by attaching the adhesive layer 12B, which is exposed outside of the first sheet 11, to the adherend W.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Lintec Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20100013211
    Abstract: An identification tag is provided that includes an elongate strip of flexible material having a top surface, a bottom surface, a first end and a second end. The identification tag further includes adhesive material and a label, the label being configured such that information may be added thereto. The strip of flexible material may be configured to wrap around about itself to produce a generally circular shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventor: Syed Masood Ahmed
  • Patent number: 7600787
    Abstract: A baggage identification system has a label and a key fob. The label has a front face with a distinctive pattern thereon, and a rear face with an adhesive thereon. A backing material attached to the adhesive on the rear face of the label is removable to expose the adhesive for affixing the label to the baggage. The key fob has a design thereon matching the design on the label. A pocket on the front face of the label can hold an item of personal identification. Perforations along a peripheral edge allows peripheral edge portions of the label to be removed to increase label adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Inventor: Andre M. White
  • Publication number: 20080296886
    Abstract: Labels and methods for removing a portion of a release liner from a label are disclosed. An example labels includes a substrate, a layer of adhesive on the substrate, a layer of release coating in contact with the layer of adhesive, and a release line in contact with the release coating. The release liner includes a first edge, a second edge, and a first line of weakness. The first line of weakness includes a tapered or curved portion and extends from the first edge of the release liner to between the first edge and the second edge of the release liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventors: Rick Minor, Robert Leonard
  • Publication number: 20080211224
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for securing a public or private place where luggage is stored by or carried through by its holder. The invention is characterized by the fact that inside this place, the required means of identification of luggage is by affixing a portrait of the holder to the luggage in order to consistently establish a direct and unequivocal visual link between the aforementioned portrait of the aforementioned holder. The public or private place is delimited by appropriate means for announcing the obligation or lack thereof to have the said luggage identification. The invention also relates to a mechanism or device for implementing this method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventor: Bernard Thoorens
  • Publication number: 20080088125
    Abstract: A disposable strip of non-elastic, tear resistant luggage wrap material is sized to extend around the outer periphery of a piece of luggage to adhesively secure to itself. Indicia representative of a group or organization may be preprinted thereon to identify luggage belonging to the group, organization or commercial carrier. A space is provided to include the user's signature or initials, to inhibit unauthorized removal and replacement of the disposable luggage wrap during transit. A pocket may be located at one end to receive user identification. A plurality of spaced, inline apertures may be provided for ease of removal of the luggage wrap. An R.F.I.D. tag may be secured to the bottom surface of the luggage wrap for electronic tracking. The R.F.I.D. tag preferably includes information on the user's identification, the carrier or group identification, and destination information. More than one luggage wrap may be secured end-to-end to encircle larger luggage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventor: S. Sam Montross
  • Patent number: 7293384
    Abstract: A vehicle identification and locator card for vehicle parking and servicing establishments includes an upper portion made of paper board and a lower portion made of synthetic paper. The outline of an ignition key tag is die cut in the lower synthetic paper portion, which retains its strength when wet. The lower portion has a backing of either a dry release laminate patch or a polyester reinforcing tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Marjen, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark W. Lewis
  • Patent number: 7246459
    Abstract: A vehicle locator and service hang card for vehicle parking and servicing establishments includes an upper portion with a tag number and space for entering customer information and a lower portion made of synthetic paper which an ignition key tag is die cut. The key tag retains its strength when wet. The lower portion may be attached to the upper portion by an adhesive tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Marjen, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark W. Lewis
  • Patent number: 7195158
    Abstract: A baggage identification system has a label and a key fob. The label has a front face with a distinctive design thereon, and a rear face with an adhesive thereon. A backing material attached to the adhesive on the rear face of the label is removable to expose the adhesive for affixing the label to the baggage. The key fob has a design thereon matching the design on the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Inventor: Andre M. White
  • Patent number: 6712275
    Abstract: A UPC identification device for affixation to a product includes a label-bearing portion having a side bearing UPC information; and a tail portion fixed to said label-bearing portion and extending outwardly therefrom for attaching the identification device to a product. The tail portion is held in place by expanding the distal portion thereof, or by forming the tail portion into a loop for capturing the label-bearing portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Targus Fly and Feather, LLC
    Inventor: James C. Borg
  • Patent number: 6707989
    Abstract: A booth for providing baggage identification tags is disclosed. The booth provides a mechanism for taking a picture of a person and placing the picture on an identification tag. The booth also allows the person to enter identification information such as a name and address to be placed on the identification tag in bold print for easy identification. Also, the identification tag may be provided with a colorful, eye-catching design selected for easy identification. The identification tag may be provided with a durable strap for attaching the identification tag to baggage. The booth may be placed at locations where baggage is used, such as airports, so that the identification tags may be conveniently obtained and so that the security of the baggage may be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Inventor: Laki Po′Maikai Ka′ahumanu
  • Patent number: 6505179
    Abstract: Universally available preprinted forms are used in a general purpose printing device to allow for the subsequent verification of the authenticity of a printed document such as a ticket, stamp, check, or money order. In operation, the user accesses the seller of the goods/services and during an information exchange with the seller there is inputted at least a portion of the preprinted data from the form. The seller then uses this information to formulate a printable control indicia which is then printed on the form at the user's location. When the form is subsequently presented to the seller, for example when the user uses the form he/she printed, the preprinted portion of the form is used to obtain a decipher key which in turn is used to decipher the control indica. If desired, a special security marking may be associated with the form for additional security. Inability to decode the control indicia indicates that the printed material on the form may not be authentic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Kara Technology Incorporated
    Inventor: Salim G. Kara
  • Patent number: 6482085
    Abstract: Forms, such as mailing forms, constructed as a single sheet or multiple sheets of standard paper size, which are printable by a single pass through a standard non-impact printer are described. Certain variations of the forms can be configured to be extendible to provide additional surface area for the form exceeding standard paper size. The extendible form can be adapted for use with mailing forms such as multi-part collated unit sets. The forms can be useful for providing a Customs Declaration and Dispatch Note having each part thereof printable by a single pass through a non-impact printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Laser Substrates, Inc.
    Inventor: Warren M. Fabel
  • 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: 6410112
    Abstract: A multi-layer label/tag is disclosed, which may be utilized either as a label or a tag, depending on the needs of the user. The label/tag includes a printed or printable top face sheet and a number of release layers. The top face sheet is attached to the release layers such that it may be removed as a tag or as a label. Cutting through the multi-layer assembly allows a user to remove the item as a label or a tag, as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corporation
    Inventor: Ray Hatfield
  • Patent number: 6386590
    Abstract: A template sheet forming postal meter labels or combination postal meter/address labels are described upon which postal indicia can be printed, by a non-impact printer, less than one-quarter inch from the edge of the label. The sheet includes a plurality of removably affixed meter tape or meter tape/address labels positioned in an off-set configuration on one face of a laminated sheet. The combination meter tape/address labels are self-aligning for conforming to United States Postal Service IBIP specifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Inventor: Warren M. Fabel
  • Patent number: 6364364
    Abstract: A combination shipping label and packing slip/label form which comprises a first ply having a top surface and a bottom surface, and a second release liner ply detachably secured to the bottom surface of the first ply. The first ply comprises a detachable shipping label and a corresponding packing slip. The packing slip is detachably secured to the combination shipping label and packing slip form by a substantial die cut through the first ply and the second release liner ply. The packing slip comprises a border section and a bill of materials section separated by a perforation that perforates the first ply and the second release liner ply. The bottom surface of the border section is coated with an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Moore North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Sharon M. Murphy
  • 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: 6352287
    Abstract: A planar form or structure is used to create a thin card capable of receiving and retaining printed indicia, including written signatures, on both opposing surfaces. The structure and related method allow the exposed carrier surface and the underlying release agent layer to receive and retain printed indicia, including written signatures, while retaining an extremely thin, yet tear-resistant, card structure. The release agent layer solidifies from a liquid to form a film capable of receiving and retaining printed indicia, written signatures, and the like which may be printed or written upon through the peeling away of the transparent lamina layer to expose the underlying release agent layer for receiving the indicia. The resulting structure preferably exhibits a flexibility due to its thickness lying within the range of 15-30 microns plus the thickness of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Assignee: Strata-Tac, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles L. Casagrande
  • Patent number: 6303201
    Abstract: A novel bag tag comprises an elongated strip of material formed from a facestock and heavily bonded to a tear resistant liner. Some, but not all of the liner is removable on our end of the strip so that the two ends of the strip can be adhesively joined together for attaching the tag to a piece of luggage. The non-removable portion of liner remains in place to prevent tearing of the tag on the end bearing the adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Inventors: Mark F. Baierl, David L. Edmonson, Karen Kinney, J. Edward Link, Leila Vidmar, Dennis Francis
  • Patent number: 6299212
    Abstract: Multi-part business forms having speciality electronically imaged indicia are produced in a low-cost, high speed, low waste, and enhanced flexibility manner. While two part or four or more part forms may be produced, especially advantageous is the production of three part forms, such as airbills. After individual first, second and third parts are produced using conventional presses, the individual webs are separately fed to a collator and while fed to the collator are electronically imaged with speciality indicia, such as the name and address of the sender, airbill number, and—for the third part—a bar code. The webs are then collated on the collator, two business forms wide. A three part airbill produced includes first and second parts of carbonless paper stock having personalized first indicia electronically imaged on them, and a third part of carbonless label stock having the personalized indicia, and including bar code indicia, electronically imaged on it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Assignee: Moore Business Forms, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony B. DeJoseph, Jimmie A. Harrod, Dominick L. Monico
  • Patent number: 6279960
    Abstract: A label sheet having at least two labels for a compact disc. The compact disc has a read side and a reverse side with an outer diameter of the readable or writable area of the read side being less than the outer diameter of the disc and having a first inner diameter forming an aperture for the disc and a second inner diameter which is larger than the first forming a step. The labels have a dimension so that an inner diameter of the label forming an aperture or opening in the label is greater than the second internal diameter of the disc, preferably by an amount of 2 mm to 4 mm, and the label has an outer diameter which is less than the outer diameter of the readable or writable area, so that an annular ring of the readable area is visible around the periphery of the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Inventor: Werner Claussnitzer
  • Patent number: 6244629
    Abstract: A combination shipping label/invoice form, including a shipping label section detachably secured along a dividing border to an invoice section, the shipping label section bordered at a first edge by a first marginal strip and at a second edge by a second marginal strip, the invoice section bordered by a third edge and a fourth edge, the shipping label section being wider between the first and second edges than the invoice section between the third and fourth edges, such that folding the invoice section along the dividing border and against the shipping label section results in the invoice section lying between the first and second edges of the shipping label section, where the lower side of the first and second marginal strips is coated with adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Assignee: Moore North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Stanley C. Chess
  • Patent number: 6213518
    Abstract: A business form is provided which is particularly useful in shipping products where certain preprinted information can be provided and then individualized information is printed before the form is applied to a substrate. The form includes a face ply which has a pattern of adhesive applied to at least a portion of the inner face, and a release liner which includes a pattern of adhesive which exposes a portion of the release liner to direct adhesive contact to the face ply without intervening release coating to permanently adhere a part of the release liner to the face ply. The release liner has a surrounding protective border provided with release coating on the release face thereof and which is removed prior to application to the substrate, and a slip which remains with the form as applied to the substrate. The face ply includes lines of perforation defining a central portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: Ward/Kraft, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Raming
  • Patent number: 6209920
    Abstract: A template sheet forming postal meter labels or combination postal meter/address labels are described upon which postal indicia can be printed, by a non-impact printer, less than one-quarter inch from the edge of the label. The sheet includes a plurality of removably affixed meter tape or meter tape/address labels positioned on one face of a laminated individual or continuous feed sheet. The combination meter tape/address labels are self-aligning for conforming to United States Postal Service IBIP specifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Laser Substrates, Inc.
    Inventor: Warren M. Fabel
  • Patent number: 6203068
    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 the sender's declaration. The assembly includes a mailing label, a tracking area, and a backing sheet. Alternatively, the assembly includes a mailing label, a tracking area, a receipt card, and a backing sheet. The mailing label and tracking area are detachably connected to each other and form an entirely complete mailing form. The mailing label, the tracking area, and the receipt card may form the entirety of the mailing form. Such form is adhesively connected to the backing sheet. An adhesive layer is provided between the mailing form and the backing sheet. The sender provides all of the necessary information on the mailing label relating to the contents of the mailpiece being delivered. The sender may also add a machine-readable code to the tracking area which aids in the tracking of the mailpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Inventor: Glenn Petkovsek
  • Patent number: 6196593
    Abstract: A specimen container label is particularly suited for use by robotic elements to improve the tedious process of aliquoting urine samples to increase productivity and decrease costs in laboratories. The label has a substrate with top and bottom surfaces and pressure sensitive adhesive provided on the bottom surface to effectively secure the label to a specimen container. The substrate also includes a central enlarged, preferably circular in plan, portion, with at least one wing, typically two opposite wings, extending outwardly from the central enlarged portion, and an opening in the substrate at the central portion which allows a robotic element to handle a specimen container cover over which the substrate central portion is applied. The opening may be covered with a glassine patch, which is easily pierced by the robotic element. The label may initially be provided with a release liner of the same dimensions and configuration, and the wings may be necked down where they engage the central portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Moore U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Kathryn D. Petrick, Cliff J. Post, Michael C. Maier, Richard L. Moor
  • Patent number: 6189935
    Abstract: The printable substrate of biaxially multi-layered laminate material is perforated to define an integral strap having a free end for insertion into a crescent-cut slotted opening. An additional perforation defines an optional, removable index card that may be printed upon when the tag itself is printed. The tag substrate may be provided as a continuous web that has been perforated to define multiple tags, suitable for printing and dispensing by automated mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Lowry Computer Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John Carson Oberholzer, Kevin Charles Lacek
  • Patent number: 6186554
    Abstract: A business form is provided which is particularly useful in shipping products where certain preprinted information can be provided and then individualized information is printed before the form is applied to a substrate. The form includes a face ply which has a pattern of adhesive applied to at least a portion of the inner face, and a release liner which includes a pattern of adhesive which exposes a portion of the release liner to direct adhesive contact to the face ply without intervening release coating to permanently adhere a part of the release liner to the face ply. The release liner has a surrounding protective border provided with release coating on the release face thereof and which is removed prior to application to the substrate, and a slip which remains with the form as applied to the substrate. The face ply includes lines of perforation defining a central portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Assignee: Ward/Kraft, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Raming
  • Patent number: 6170879
    Abstract: A shipping laminate includes a label for printing a recipient first address, with a release liner disposed thereunder. The label is releasably bonded to the liner and is removable therefrom. The liner contains a recipient second address hidden behind the label, and is viewable upon removal thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy W. Rawlings
  • Patent number: 6158779
    Abstract: A multi-ply business form, comprising a chain of custody form having a first section for recording information required by federal drug testing regulations, and a second section containing one or more adhesive labels for labeling containers of body fluid specimens to be tested, and, an airbill form detachably secured to the chain of custody form, the airbill form containing a first part for recording information about sender and recipient of the container, and a second part containing an adhesive label containing information about sender and recipient, the adhesive label arranged to be secured to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: Moore North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Kathryn D. Petrick