Label Patents (Class 283/81)
  • Patent number: 10318962
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of multi-layer identifier labels. In one embodiment, a multi-layer identifier label includes an upper layer bearing a public identifier, a lower layer bearing a private identifier, and an adhesive backing below the lower layer. The upper layer may be removably attached to the lower layer, and the lower layer may be non-visible underneath the upper layer. Peeling away the upper layer to reveal the lower layer may be a tamper-evident action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yair Rivlin, Samuel Pike Hall, VI
  • Patent number: 10307548
    Abstract: A tracking system for medical devices which may include a closure and a container and a method for implementation the tracking system. Packaging removably retains the closure therein and a label is connected to the closure in an at least initially reduced orientation within the packaging. The packaging is structured for receipt of at least a portion of the container to establish an attached relation to the closure, whereupon the attached closure and container are concurrently removed from the packaging. The label is disposed in an expanded orientation and connected to both the closure and the container and includes a coded identifier having at least first and second coded segments. The coded identifier, including the first and second coded segments, include coded indicia may be machine readable and structured to define an identifying, matching relation of the closure and the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy Brandon Hunt, Jonathan J. Vitello
  • Patent number: 10310431
    Abstract: An image forming device includes: an image forming section configured to form an image onto a recording medium in which sheets are laminated via an adhesive layer; a detection unit configured to detect an amount of an adhesive adhered beyond both edges of the recording medium in a width direction orthogonal to a transport direction; and a control unit configured to calculate a correction amount for correcting an image formation condition for the image forming section on the basis of a difference in the amount of the adhesive on both edges of the recording medium in the width direction detected by the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Takahiro Kusunoki, Katsuya Toyofuku, Kimio Nishizawa
  • Patent number: 10209265
    Abstract: A chain-of-custody form has integrated removable specimen seals, and the form may be used to identify a test sample collected from a donor and to document the handling of the test sample. The form may be printed upon a single sheet that has a first portion and a second portion. The first portion includes a first section having one or more spaces for recording demographic and testing information, and one or more indicia of the information to be recorded in one or more marked spaces; and a second section having a marked space for the donor to affix a signature and one or more indicia of the purpose of the space. An identifier that is unique to the form is recorded within the first portion and within the second portion. The identifier includes an specimen identification number or some other method of specimen identification such as a bar-code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Quest Diagnostics Investments Incorporated
    Inventors: R. H. Barry Sample, Eric Quilter
  • Patent number: 10186173
    Abstract: A label for a bottle where the label is comprised of a laminate where an outer layer (3) is a material susceptible to losing opaqueness when made wet, and an inner layer (5) behind this first layer which is a material that is opaque, and such that it will maintain such opaqueness when wet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignees: Collotype Services Pty Ltd., Avery Dennison Materials Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: John Frankhuisen
  • Patent number: 10183520
    Abstract: A multiple-ply label roll includes end-to-end labels. Each label is operable to be adhesively applied to a substrate and includes top and bottom label plies. The bottom label ply includes an outer removable border portion defined between interior and outer ply edges and removable from the top label ply in a removal direction. The interior ply edge includes spaced apart side edges that extend along the removal direction to define a pair of spaced apart side sections of the removable portion. The interior ply edge includes a generally transverse end edge interconnecting the side edges to define an end section of the removable portion, with the end section extending between the side sections and being removed generally after the side sections when the removable portion is removed in the removal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Premier Print & Services Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Raming
  • Patent number: 10133967
    Abstract: The present invention provides a card which may be issued smoothly. The member card 2 comprises the base material layer 21 having the light transmittable base material and the printing layer 22, and wherein the first information 2201 to be confirmed from the first surface 21a of the base material layer 21 and the second information 2202 to be confirmed from the second surface 21b of the base material layer 21 are only printed on one surface of the base material layer 21. In the base material layer 21, the region which is printed with the second information 2202 is light transmittable region, and the second information 2202 may be visually recognized from the second surface 21b of the base material layer 21.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Noritoshi Kukita
  • Patent number: 10127520
    Abstract: A computer based system for taking the physical inventory of liquids dispensed in full and partially full containers. A database stores images of containers and their associated volumes. The containers to be inventoried are identified by a user and input to a computer at a graphical user interface (GUI) input/output. A computer causes the display of an image of the container and a sliding level indicator at the GUI. The level indicator is slidable along the image. The computer calculates a volume of liquid remaining in the container as a function of the position of the level indicator along the image of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Nikhil Kundra
  • Patent number: 10121393
    Abstract: A window cling has a metalized laminate affixed to a surface of a base sheet by an adhesive. The opposite side of the base sheet can be coated with a low-tack adhesive and covered with a release liner which can be peeled away for affixing the window cling to the glass of a window. Where the base sheet is a static cling it can be applied directly to the glass without an adhesive. An image of text and/or graphics can be printed on the exposed surface of the metalized laminate unreversed. Where the base sheet is transparent, another image of text and/or graphics can be printed on a surface of the base sheet reversed before affixation of the printed base sheet surface to the metalized laminate for viewing unreversed through the unprinted side of the transparent base sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Jeffrey W Snyder
  • Patent number: 10113081
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a coating is provided, which includes applying a primer paint on a substrate, wherein the primer paint includes 100 parts by weight of a first PVF, 30-70 parts by weight of an assistance resin, 5-30 parts by weight of a curing agent, 100-120 parts by weight of a first latent solvent, 3-methoxy-3-methyl-1-butanol, and water. The first latent solvent, 3-methoxy-3-methyl-1-butanol, and water have a weight ratio of 60:10-20:40-60. The method also applies a finish paint on the primer paint, wherein the finish paint includes 100 parts by weight of a second PVF, 100-120 parts by weight of a second latent solvent, 3-methoxy-3-methyl-1-butanol, and water, wherein the second latent solvent, 3-methoxy-3-methyl-1-butanol, and water have a weight ratio of 50:10-20:30-60. The primer paint and the finish paint are baked and dried to form a coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: GRAND TEK ADVANCE MATERIAL SCIENCE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hsueh-Tso Lin, Rui-Gang Hou, Dick Zhong
  • Patent number: 10102470
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing an electrical circuit board. It includes the provision of a sheet of electrically conductive material and a layer of adhesive material. In order to have a color appear in spaces cut or etched into the sheet of electrically conductive material, the adhesive material includes a coloring agent. The invention also relates to an electrical circuit board for a smart card, which circuit board is manufactured using this method, and a smart card including such an electrical circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Linxens Holding
    Inventors: Mara Coppola, Yannick De Maquille, Fabien Marcq
  • Patent number: 10017000
    Abstract: A phosphor-containing identification substance of the present invention includes a substrate and a phosphor-containing silicone thin layer. The whole or part of the surface of the substrate is covered with the phosphor-containing silicone thin layer. The phosphor has identification properties that the phosphor emits light when irradiated with ultraviolet rays or black light, and does not emit light when irradiated with visible rays. A method for producing the phosphor-containing identification substance of the present invention includes bringing a silicone composition for forming a phosphor-containing thin layer into contact with the substrate after or simultaneously with the molding of the substrate, followed by heating. This provides the phosphor-containing identification substance that can be applied to a silicone thin film, has excellent adhesive properties with the substrate, and maintains the inherent properties of the substrate without being impaired by marking, and the method for producing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Fuji Polymer Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Saruyama, Makoto Goto, Takumi Kataishi
  • Patent number: 9994374
    Abstract: A packaging wrapper is made of material having inner and outer laminate structures bonded together. A peelable flap is defined in the wrapper by means of offset score lines in the laminate structures, the structures being bonded together in a marginal region between the score lines by means of a peelable adhesive. In one aspect of the invention, the score lines are formed using a pair of contra-rotating die cylinders positioned on opposite sides of the laminated film Each cylinder contacts a respective laminate structure and has a blade for forming a score line in that structure. In another aspect, the laminate structures are bonded together using a single peelable adhesive both within and outside of the marginal region. In a further aspect, the structures are not bonded together in at least part of the marginal region to provide a lifting tab for the flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Cadbury UK Limited
    Inventors: Jason Denis Willey, Parbinder Cheema
  • Patent number: 9994061
    Abstract: A security document has a substrate (1) with a foil element (6) applied to it. The foil element (6) includes a security feature, such as a diffractive structure (12), for example a hologram. To easily detect a removal of the foil element (6) using conventional detection devices, markings (4, 14, 15) intersecting with the foil element (6) are printed onto the top surface (7) of the foil element (6), the bottom surface (8) of the foil element (6), or onto the substrate (1), thus that they are removed together with the foil element (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: ORELL FUSSLI SICHERHEITSDRUCK AG
    Inventors: Martin Eichenberger, Hendrik Wiermer
  • Patent number: 9984596
    Abstract: A cylindrical shrink label is provided with a heat-shrinkable label base material; and a joint formed by cylindrically forming the label base material so that the edges thereof overlap, and then solvent welding the inner surface of the outside edge, which is positioned on the outside of the cylinder, and the outer surface of the inside edge, which is positioned on the inside of the cylinder. A resin layer, which is soluble in a hot alkaline aqueous solution, is formed on the abovementioned inner surface and/or the abovementioned outer surface, which form the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Fuji Seal International, Inc.
    Inventors: Takeshi Kyogane, Satoru Kawasaki, Akira Miyazaki, Shutaro Kurosawa
  • Patent number: 9908359
    Abstract: An extended content booklet label having a substrate, a folded booklet and overlaminate. The overlaminate is applied to secure the multi-up book to the substrate. The area between the booklet and the substrate is devoid of adhesive so that the substrate can conform to the shape of a container without interference from the booklet. The booklet is held closed against the substrate by the overlaminate which extends beyond the booklet to adhere to the substrate or the container. The overlaminate can pivot away from the container to an open position where the booklet can be unfolded to access all of the pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: MINIGRAPHICS, INC.
    Inventor: Stephen W. DeLise, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9886612
    Abstract: A system and method for verifying that a document is included in a document management system is disclosed. This system and method includes scanning of a scan track of a document, generating document data dependently upon the scanning, comparing the generated document data to stored document data, the stored document data generated dependently upon a prior scanning of the scan track of the document, and outputting an indication of the document being included in the document management system as determined by the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Morton Greene
    Inventor: Morton Greene
  • Patent number: 9881524
    Abstract: The present invention includes laminates and a tamper indication system. In some embodiments, the laminate and the tamper indication system may change color to indicate exposure of the laminate to an acrylic-based adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Sohail Akhter, Anil Kumar Dubey, Amit Sharma
  • Patent number: 9867947
    Abstract: A label (100) in the form of an accessory for a manufactured syringe is provided that has graduations corresponding to volumes within the syringe. The label (100) comprises a flexible generally rectangular elongate sheet (102) of material with adhesive provided on an operatively back surface thereof, the sheet (102) having two parallel major edges (104) extending along the length of the elongate sheet (102) and a first scale (106) visible from an operatively front surface (107) of the label (100) along one of the major edges (104) being a volume indication scale calibrated to align with an existing volume indication scale on the syringe. A second scale (108) is provided adjacent the volume indication scale (106), the second scale (108) being a scale that relates to a patient body weight scale calibrated so that a correct recommended dose of a medicament can be delivered to a patient of a given weight, either during administration of the medicament or during preparation of a mixture to be administered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventor: Nicholas Appelbaum
  • Patent number: 9868560
    Abstract: Device for affixing a visual marking on a surface to be marked of a rigid support (1) that is ready for use, which comprises an assembly that is essentially inelastic, exhibits a certain degree of flexibility, forms a flat and thin cohesive multilayer stack that includes a protective back (6), a marked support (7), a stencil (8), and an application obverse (9), limited by a peripheral edge (22) with an adhesion of its rear face (23) and of the front face of the stencil (21) that can—during the use of the device (1)—allow the removal of the application obverse (9) by peeling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: DISATECH
    Inventor: Christophe Renard
  • Patent number: 9758270
    Abstract: A method of producing a label for a prescription pharmaceutical storage container for holding and dispensing a pharmaceutical for a patient including the steps of providing a label system having a first distinct label section and a second distinct label section; determining whether a length of prescription information and warning information fits entirely on the first distinct label section; upon determining that the length of the prescription information and warning information does not fit entirely on the first distinct label section, printing indicia providing the prescription information on the first distinct label section and at least a portion of the warning information on the second distinct label section; and upon determining that the length of the prescription information fits entirely on the first distinct label section, printing indicia providing the prescription information and the warning information only on the first distinct label section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Tri State Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Miceli, Joseph A. Miceli
  • Patent number: 9750652
    Abstract: An adhesive cover and method of use in which the cover is well-suited to effectively cover a temporary tattoo utilized in radiation therapy treatments. The cover includes a transparent, flexible layer with an optional rigid layer releasably adhered thereto. The first, flexible layer has a lower adhesive surface, an upper low-adhesion surface and a predefined peripheral edge. The second, rigid layer has a lower surface releasably adhered to the upper low-adhesion surface of the first layer, an opposing upper exposed surface, and a peripheral edge cooperative with the predefined peripheral edge of the first layer to preserve the integrity of the first layer during handling and application. The second layer is removed from the first layer only after the first layer is adhered to a patient's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: BEEKLEY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mark Broyles
  • Patent number: 9630426
    Abstract: A label for use with a slide is provided that has a face stock that carries adhesive and an image that is uncovered. The adhesive, the face stock and the image may be capable of withstanding a temperature of 300 degrees Fahrenheit applied thereto for 24 hours, and may be capable of withstanding a temperature of ?40 degrees Fahrenheit applied thereto for 10 days such that the adhesive still functions and the image is still readable. A method of using a label for the processing of a specimen is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Eastern Business Forms, Inc.
    Inventor: Lester C Bingham
  • Patent number: 9629269
    Abstract: An eletrical wiring device includes a housing having a front outer surface is visible during use and in an installed position, a side surface and a rear surface. Printed indicia is provided on the side surface of the housing or a front surface of the housing for identifying the location of compliance installation instructions for installing the electrical wiring device in a wiring system. The printed indicia is oriented to be visible by the installer during installation of the electrical wiring device and is oriented to be covered by a faceplate after installation of the electrical wiring device. Printed compliance installation instruction indicia is provided on the housing for installing the electrical wiring device in the electrical system. The compliance installation instruction indicia is oriented to be visible by the installer during installation of the electrical wiring device in the electrical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: John P. Goodsell
  • Patent number: 9607531
    Abstract: A label for use on store shelves in a retail environment. The label include adhesive strips applied to a bottom surface of each label and a top laminate layer with a release coating applied to the top surface of each label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Electronic Imaging Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Weidauer, Michael Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 9586712
    Abstract: A method of producing a label for a prescription pharmaceutical storage container includes providing a label system having at least a first label panel, a second label panel, and a third label panel positioned on a single rectangular label. Indicia providing critical prescription information is printed on the first label panel. On the second panel, indicia providing one of a continuation of the prescription information and warning information is printed. The continuation of the prescription information is printed on the second label panel when a length of the prescription information is too long to fit on the first label panel and the warning information is printed on the second label panel when the length of the prescription information fits on the first label panel. The warning information is printed on the third label panel when prescription information is printed on the second label panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Tri State Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Miceli, Joseph A. Miceli
  • Patent number: 9583026
    Abstract: The invention relates to a prefabricated secure foldable multilayer label intended to be adhered onto a substrate, including built-in security means (13, 23), characterized in that it includes a first flap (1) and a second flap (2), each including a transparent substrate layer (11, 21), said flaps being separated by a folding line and capable of overlapping and being adhered along a first surface (61, 62) of said flaps (1, 2). According to one advantageous aspect, the prefabricated label includes a removable printable sheet (4), which can be used e.g. as a receipt. The invention also relates to the manufacture of said secure label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: HOLOGRAM INDUSTRIES
    Inventors: Fabio Tremolada, Hugues Souparis, Georges Houston
  • Patent number: 9576267
    Abstract: A computer based system for taking the physical inventory of liquids dispensed in full and partially full containers. A database stores images of containers and their associated volumes. The containers to be inventoried are identified by a user and input to a computer at a graphical user interface (GUI) input/output. A computer causes the display of an image of the container and a sliding level indicator at the GUI. The level indicator is slidable along the image. The computer calculates a volume of liquid remaining in the container as a function of the position of the level indicator along the image of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Partender, LLC
    Inventor: Nikhil Kundra
  • Patent number: 9539847
    Abstract: An index label and a method for applying an index label to a sheet or folder. A label assembly includes labels in a column, and each of the labels includes a fold line. A registration structure is adjacent the label column. Each label can be partially folded into a raised position, and the item to be label placed adjacent the raided portions, such as using the registration structure to align the item. The raised portion is lowered and adhered to the item. The remainder of the label is then removed from the label assembly and folded to adhere to itself and/or the item to form an index label on the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventor: Timothy J. Flynn
  • Patent number: 9536046
    Abstract: Described is a technology by which medical patient facial images are acquired and maintained for associating with a patient's records and/or other items. A video camera may provide video frames, such as captured when a patient is being admitted to a hospital. Face detection may be employed to clip the facial part from the frame. Multiple images of a patient's face may be displayed on a user interface to allow selection of a representative image. Also described is obtaining the patient images by processing electronic documents (e.g., patient records) to look for a face pictured therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Gillam, John Christopher Gillotte, Craig Frederick Feied, Jonathan Alan Handler, Renato Reder Cazangi, Rajesh Kutpadi Hegde, Zhengyou Zhang, Cha Zhang
  • Patent number: 9533464
    Abstract: A method of applying labels to a store shelf in a retail environment. The method includes applying labels with adhesive strips applied to a bottom surface of each label and a top laminate layer with a release coating applied to the top surface of each label. The labels in the pad are sequenced according to a store's planogram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Electronic Imaging Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Weidauer, Michael Wilkinson, David Adler
  • Patent number: 9519724
    Abstract: Apparatus for identifying and providing for the retrieval of information relating to an individual, comprises an adhesive layer and a machine readable device secured to said adhesive layer. The machine readable device is encoded with identification information. A first quantity of ink deposited on said adhesive layer is arranged to provide a physiologically perceptible and humanly understandable visual indication of information relating to set individual. The adhesive layer, the machine readable device and said first quantity of ink form an individual identification device. The machine readable device is secured to said adhesive layer further comprises a second quantity of ink deposited on said adhesive layer and arranged to provide a machine readable image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventors: Peter Costantino, Laurie Costantino, Michael Gilvary, Anthony H. Handal
  • Patent number: 9483962
    Abstract: A receipt and label roll comprises a core and a web having a longitudinally-extending axis and wound on the core along the axis. The web includes (i) a substrate having a front side and a back side opposite the front side, (ii) a thermally-sensitive coating disposed on the front side of the substrate, (iii) adhesive disposed on a portion of the back side of the substrate along the web axis, and (iv) a release coating disposed on the front side of the substrate along the web axis to prevent the adhesive from sticking to the front side of the substrate when the web is wound on the core. The web further includes (v) a longitudinal weakened structure extending along a direction parallel to the web axis and dividing the web into a first web portion on which the adhesive is disposed and a second web portion which is substantially devoid of adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Iconex LLC
    Inventors: Steven Harold Nahm, Robert McDaniel
  • Patent number: 9475267
    Abstract: A process for creating adhesive signage for in-store shelving involves applying a PSA (pressure sensitive adhesive) tape to paper and then printing the signs on the modified substrate. The adhesive strips are 10 mils thick and the paper is 8 mils thick with the tape being positioned on a top portion only of the paper. This creates uneven stack issues in the feeder of the printer that prevents proper feeding of the sheets into the printer. These issues are eliminated by providing taped media imposition that orients the PSA to signage card color bands which are imposed in a mirror image. Mirror imaging of indicia on the card color bands evens out the sheet stack and enhances sheet feeding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas K Herrmann, Hans F Case, Kevin St. Martin
  • Patent number: 9447307
    Abstract: Extendable self-supporting materials, for example, adhesive tapes, papers, and adhesive sheets, and the manufacture of adhesive tapes and papers, wherein a length of tape or other material extends rigidly a certain distance and does not coil or curl onto itself, or curl or coil prematurely onto the receiving substrate. Yet, the material maintains flexibility to be pliable and generally to conform to a surface to which it may be applied. The material is available in sheet form or as rolled goods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Liberman Distributing and Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: David A. Gray, Robert M. Hume
  • Patent number: 9424505
    Abstract: A luminescent nanocomposite comprising functionalized graphene and a luminescent moiety, its fabrication, and uses are described. The luminescent moiety is anchored non-covalently to the functionalized graphene. Luminescence properties of the nanocomposite may be modulated by choosing appropriate luminescent moieties such as native lactoferrin, native lactoferrin protected gold clusters, and so forth. Mechanical properties of the nanocomposite may be modulated by adding a biopolymer such as Chitosan. The nanocomposite may be used as a luminescent ink for encoding information, or a luminescent film for tagging articles of manufacture such as electronic waste components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Indian Institute of Technology Madras
    Inventors: Pradeep Thalappil, Sreeprasad Theruvakkattil Sreenivasan, Shihabudheen Mundampra Maliyekkal
  • Patent number: 9372287
    Abstract: A colored, dynamic, and amplified security film includes a micro lens array layer, a base material layer, and a micro graphic layer. The layers meet the condition of Moore amplified imaging; the micro graphic layer is formed by a background area and a graphic area; the graphic area is distributed in the background area; the micro graphic layer includes a semi-transparent and semi-reflective metal layer, a medium layer, and a metal film layer successively from top to bottom; the metal film layer is of a planar structure; the thickness of the medium layer in the graphic area is greater than the thickness of the medium layer in the background area; and the thicknesses of semi-transparent and semi-reflective metal layers are consistent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Soochow University
    Inventors: Yan Ye, Linsen Chen, Su Shen, Yun Zhou, Xiaohong Zhou, Jin Hu, Pengfei Zhu, Donglin Pu, Guojun Wei
  • Patent number: 9361811
    Abstract: A label includes a first section and a second section that is attached to the first section. The first section includes a panel. The panel includes one or more sides that are detachable from the first section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Emerald City Label, Inc.
    Inventors: Ted Shanley, Dan VanWaveren
  • Patent number: 9349139
    Abstract: Methods and systems for selecting and shipping an art sample that will degrade after a pre-defined period of time are provided. A user can request an art sample while browsing for items associated with an electronic marketplace. The art sample, which can be a lower quality replica of an original art piece, may be printed utilizing a printing technique which results in the art sample degrading after a pre-defined period of time. The art sample may then be shipped to the user to aid in determining whether to purchase the original art piece by utilizing the art sample to visualize the potential purchase in the user's own viewing space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ganesh Kumar Gella, Ramiah Kandasamy, Kosar Akram Jaff
  • Patent number: 9251726
    Abstract: A form for mailing a mailpiece using a special service has a sheet and a label removably attached to the sheet. The label has information related to the delivery of the article by the special service on the front side. The back side of the label attaches to the article. An electronic return receipt information section and a special services designation section including information indicative of the special service are located on the label. The mailpiece is prepared for delivery by the special service by printing information on the form necessary to comply with the special service delivery requirements. The information has data concerning electronic return receipt of the mailpiece and a machine-readable code section with machine-readable information associated with the mailpiece. The form is removed from the sheet and attached to the mailpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: USA Images of Florida, LLC
    Inventors: Glenn Petkovsek, Robert Bluejacket
  • Patent number: 9199771
    Abstract: A tack-free, tamper-evident label comprising: (A) A transparent, polymeric facesheet; (B) A release ink in partial contact with the facesheet; (C) A primecoat ink in partial contact with both the release ink and the facesheet; (D) A polymeric film in contact with the primecoat ink; (E) An adhesive in contact with the polymeric film; and (F) An optional release liner in contact with the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Brady Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew M. Kasper
  • Patent number: 9193129
    Abstract: A joining surface formed of a composite structure having at least one ply and a peel ply cured to an outer surface of the composite structure, the peel ply including a plurality of microcapsules each filled with a joining material, wherein upon removal of the peel ply from the outer surface of the composite structure, the microcapsules fracture and release the resin to form an uncured surface for joining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Mark E. Rogalski
  • Patent number: 9188889
    Abstract: A multilayer laminate such as a label assembly having high opacity and desirable appearance characteristics is described. The laminate includes a facestock layer, an adhesive layer, and a liner layer. The facestock layer includes a print-receiving top coat layer that includes a combination of titanium dioxide and one or more optical brighteners. The combination of these materials avoids build up of static charges upon laser printing on the facestock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: CCL LABEL, INC.
    Inventors: Linwood G. Koger, William J. Buehne, Le-Hoa Hong, Iliana Velazquez, Tamara L. McCartney, Wendy Shuttleworth, Anahit Tataryan, Vikaas Gupta
  • Patent number: 9168086
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus and method for preventing reuse of a surgical instrument. The single-use surgical instrument includes a housing, an electrical connector and a treatment component. Indicia may be printed on the housing, the electrical connector and/or the treatment component. A removable ink is applied to any portion of the surgical instrument in the form of indicia that is readable by a scanning device. The removable ink includes a protein-based composition that is reactivateable with a sterilization solution having an enzyme-based composition such that upon sterilization, the removable ink reacts with the sterilizing solution and becomes unreadable by the scanning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Charles D. Allen
  • Patent number: 9165480
    Abstract: A shipping document comprises a first printable portion and a second printable portion attached together by a connecting strip comprising at least one detachable chad, and at least one detachable border strip removably attached to at least one free edge of the first printable portion. When the second printable portion is folded against the first printable portion the border strip extends beyond the second printable portion. When an adhesive is applied to the removable chad and the border strip, the shipping label can be secured to a surface by the adhesive and subsequently removed from the surface by detaching the border strip and the chad from the sheet, while the first and second printable portions remain attached along the connecting strip. The invention includes a method and apparatus for applying the shipping document to a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: PSI Engineering
    Inventor: John Panunto
  • Patent number: 9162481
    Abstract: A print medium includes a plurality of print areas and a plurality of identification markers. The plurality of print areas are set along a longitudinal direction on a printing surface. The plurality of print areas are a plurality of areas on which printing is to be performed. The plurality of identification markers are intermittently printed along the longitudinal direction on the print medium. Each of the plurality of identification markers includes a set of leading edge information and identification information and is printed in correspondence with a single print area group. The leading edge information is information for setting a leading edge position of the print area in the feed direction. The identification information is information for identifying a type of the print medium. The print area group is formed of a plurality of mutually adjacent print areas among the plurality of print areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru Moriyama, Mitsuhiro Kanda
  • Patent number: 9019555
    Abstract: Printer devices occasionally cause electronic documents to be automatically contracted prior to printing, in order to ensure that all of the content to be printed will fit within the dimensions of a page. Where the electronic document includes information having close tolerances, such as information to be printed on an address label or other defined region on a sheet, the automatic contraction may cause the information to be misaligned with respect to the label or other defined region. Automatically expanding the information within the electronic document prior to printing may counter this effect, and increase the likelihood that the information will be printed within the label or other defined region for which it is intended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Louis Chappell, Adrian Paul Inglis, Zhengqiang Xu
  • Publication number: 20150084326
    Abstract: A form for mailing a mailpiece using a special service has a sheet and a label removably attached to the sheet. The label has information related to the delivery of the article by the special service on the front side. The back side of the label attaches to the article. An electronic return receipt information section and a special services designation section including information indicative of the special service are located on the label. The mailpiece is prepared for delivery by the special service by printing information on the form necessary to comply with the special service delivery requirements. The information has data concerning electronic return receipt of the mailpiece and a machine-readable code section with machine-readable information associated with the mailpiece. The form is removed from the sheet and attached to the mailpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: USA Images of Florida, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Glenn Petkovsek, Robert Bluejacket
  • Publication number: 20150076233
    Abstract: A reusable envelope has one or more spaces thereon where address, return labels and/or postage can be removably placed or permanently affixed such as for finite number of shipments using a permanently affixed postage area, for example. The reusable envelope also includes a resealable closure allowing the interior of the envelope to be closed and reopened multiple times for multiple uses (shipments, receiving) or optionally to use a finite number of times by exposing the permanent adhesive to the flat and mating surface depending on user preference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Dale BEADLES, Nicole Georgette BEADLES
  • Publication number: 20150076807
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an anti-forgery label using random protruding elements. A substrate is provided with an adhesive layer on one side and a printed layer on the other side thereof. A plurality of protruding elements is randomly disposed on the printed layer. A transparent overcoat layer is tightly bonded over the protruding elements and the printed layer to enclose and secure the protruding elements and form effective protection for the printed layer, such that the protruding elements offer a tactile sensation as well as visual identification of the distribution pattern of the protruding elements. In addition, information is provided on at least one surface of the printed layer or the overcoat layer, which, upon analysis, allows a user to connect to a default data storage device in order to obtain anti-forgery information of a product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: SENSE DIGITAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fu-Pi Pao, San-Yuan Wu, Kuan-Ying Pao