Label Patents (Class 283/81)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8980394
    Abstract: A roll-fed label web for a resealable label includes a label ply and a material that permits non-destructive manipulation of the label ply. An individual resealable label is produced when the web is cut by a label application machine. The label further includes an active portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Quality Assured Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph D. Franko, Sr., Joseph D. Franko, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8979133
    Abstract: A data carrier provides health related information regarding a patient, and facilitates compliance with HIPAA by the obscuring the association between the name of the patient and the health related information when the data carrier is to be discarded. The data carrier includes a release liner, a health information label having an upper surface and a lower surface, the label including a first area on the upper surface for indicia specifying health related information and a second area on the upper surface for indicia specifying the identity of a patient, and a pressure sensitive adhesive coating on the lower surface of the health information label, securing the health information label to the release liner. A masking label is either integral with the health information label, or the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventors: Bryan W. Vidler, Frank Lombardo, Bryce C. Waggoner, Gary M. Cairns
  • Patent number: 8973949
    Abstract: It is provided a label for attaching on a packaging, particularly for cosmetical and/or pharmaceutical products, comprising a packaging label with a machine-readable identification code, particularly an EAN-barcode, and a cover label covering at least partially the identification code for rendering the identification code machine-unreadable, wherein the cover label is adapted for irreversibly damaging the identification code. Due to the cover label the identification code is machine-unreadable, so that a scanner cash register would not accept a packaging provided with this label and a resale is prevented. Since the identification code would be irreversibly damaged by the cover label, the identification code stays machine-unreadable even when the cover label is removed. The risk for an unauthorized resale of a packaging can be reduced in a facilitated manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: KAO Germany GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Lamboy
  • Patent number: 8959815
    Abstract: A casualty and triage information collection form and record sheet of flexible plastic film including a writing surface and backed by a layer of an adhesive by which the record sheet can be attached to a patient's clothing or skin. The flexible plastic film is strong enough and elastic enough to serve as a wound dressing. The adhesive is protected before use by a release liner sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Seaberg Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Lance David Hopman, Adrian Abram Polliack
  • Patent number: 8944470
    Abstract: A tamper-evident adhesive security tape or label includes a flexible backing substrate with a surface that bears an embossed varnish layer, a semitransparent metal layer and/or a high refractive index layer, a partial release varnish layer, one or more varnish layers having optical properties, a full-area release varnish layer, a full-area varnish layer, and a self-adhesive coating layer. In regions not coated with the partial release varnish layer, an adhesion of the embossed varnish layer, the semitransparent metal layer and/or the HRI layer, the one or more varnish layers having optical properties, the full-area release varnish layer, the full-area varnish layer, the self-adhesive coating layer, and an article to be secured to one another is greater than an adhesion of the one or more varnish layers having optical properties to the full-area release varnish layer or an adhesion of the full-area release varnish layer to the full-area varnish layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Hueck Folien Ges.m.b.H.
    Inventors: Marco Mayrhofer, Georg Aigner
  • Patent number: 8939662
    Abstract: A method of forming an extended tab label is disclosed. The method includes the steps of providing a paper supply to a printer, the paper supply having an adhesive covering at least a portion thereof. Inputting patient-specific information through a computer to the printer. Printing the patient-specific information on the paper supply, where the paper supply containing patient-specific information thereon forms a label having a length greater than a circumference of a container accepting the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Stacy R. Kaufman
  • Publication number: 20150014984
    Abstract: Marking of a substrate, comprising a mono-dimensional and/or bidimensional code and a distribution of flakes, the flakes being the same or different, the distribution of flakes at least partially overlapping the mono-dimensional and/or bidimensional code. Also, provided are items or goods including one or more markings, methods of making the marking and methods of using the marking as well as container including the markings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Eric DECOUX, Tristan JAUZEIN
  • Publication number: 20140375046
    Abstract: A customizable print label used for various identification purposes and methods for making the same. In particular, the disclosed labels are printed with inks to provide specific images or markings, such as for example, letters and/or numbers, which can be removed or otherwise altered to customize the label to a user's preference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: YULIN WANG, Ke Zhou, Yiliang Wu
  • Publication number: 20140361526
    Abstract: Sealed cards and methods for producing the same are described. An example apparatus includes a first layer including a first side and a second side. The apparatus also includes a second layer an inner portion and an outer portion. The second side of the first layer is coupled to the inner portion of the second layer, the first side covers the inner portion of the second layer, and the first side is to be coupled to a surface to conceal the second layer by the first layer until removal thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: James Harrison Pagones, Martin E. Lemens
  • Publication number: 20140361014
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems, methods, and apparatuses for the management, distribution, dispensing, and administration of consumer products, including over-the-counter and prescription medications through use of a product container labeling system and an optional integrated computer-based or online management system. In certain aspects, the invention relates to a product container comprising a hollow body, a child-resistant cap, and a specialized information label affixed to the hollow body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: DEBORAH ADLER LLC
    Inventors: Deborah Adler, Duane Sawyer, Michael Wolf, Joshua Stewart, Yayun Huang
  • Publication number: 20140346766
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optically variable element as well as a method for the production thereof. In a first area the optically variable element has at least one first color region which in the event of illumination generates a color dependent on the angle of observation and/or angle of illumination. The first color region has two or more zones (41 to 47) arranged next to each other. The two or more zones arranged next to each other have in each case a width and/or length dimension of less than 300 ?m. In at least one first zone (41) of the zones (41 to 47) of the first color region a thin-film interference filter (15) is provided with at least one interference layer (17). The interference layer (17) of the thin-film interference filter (15) has a first average thickness (d1) in the first zone (41).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Harald Walter, Wayne Robert Tompkin, Sebastian Mader
  • Patent number: 8891126
    Abstract: A method is provided for laying out labels and other printable items in a gang of print jobs that comprises a first print job and a second print job; laying out the first type of labels consecutively in a first lane, from a start point until one of (a) the end of the first lane is reached and (b) the end of the number of labels is reached for the first type; continuing laying out the first type of labels consecutively in a second lane if the end of the number of labels for the first type is not reached in the first lane; and laying out labels consecutively of the second type starting at the end point of the labels of the first type; and printing the gang of labels according to the layout for the gang of label print jobs. Efficient label printing is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Just One Label, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffery William Tufano
  • Publication number: 20140333058
    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: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Fabio Tremolada, Hugues Souparis, Georges Houston
  • Publication number: 20140326627
    Abstract: A container for holding contents, wherein the container comprises a display surface comprising an information means for displaying one or more locations for filling the container with the contents. And a label adapted for mounting to the display surface of the container wherein the label comprises information data corresponding to the one or more locations for filling the container with the contents. In one embodiment, the container is a bottle, the contents is water, and the one or more locations include one or more water replenishing facilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Janine Manzana
  • Patent number: 8876166
    Abstract: An apparatus can include a generally planar portion approximately in a plane. The apparatus can also include a lip portion extending in a direction generally orthogonal to the plane. The generally planar portion is joined to the lip portion at a circumferential edge of the generally planar portion to form a cover for a beverage container. The lip portion includes a sterilizing agent configured to sterilize a rim portion of the beverage container. Likewise, a method can include providing contact information on a disposable cover adapted to cover a beverage container. The contact information is not provided by the manufacturer of the beverage or beverage container. The method can also include receiving contact from a user of the disposable cover. The method can further include coordinating the delivery of a service to the user of the disposable cover responsive to the contact received from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventors: Peter Hollister Brewster, Michael Simons
  • Patent number: 8857856
    Abstract: A security foil includes two or more carrier substrates which have at least one optically active structure and at least two metal layers. The security foil is composed as follows: a) a first carrier substrate, b) a first radiation-curable lacquer layer into which an optically active structure is incorporated, c) a first metal layer, d) a protective lacquer layer, e) an adhesive layer, f) a second carrier substrate, g) a second radiation-curable lacquer layer, h) a second metal layer, i) optionally a protective lacquer layer, and k) optionally an adhesive coating. The adhesion between the layers g) and h) or f) and g) is significantly lower than the adhesion between the remaining layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Hueck Folien Ges.m.b.H.
    Inventor: Marco Mayrhofer
  • Patent number: 8858506
    Abstract: A drug administration safety device having a label configured to be attached to a drug container such as a syringe or IV bag, an adhesive on the back face of the label, and a backing or substrate for holding the label and protecting the adhesive prior to the application of the label to the drug container. In one embodiment, the label includes a first drug name section in a first orientation, a second drug name section in a second orientation, a third drug name section in a third orientation, a drug concentration section, a variable information section, and a gradiation viewing section. The first orientation, second orientation, and third orientation are different from each other to enable a user to readily see the drug name regardless of the position and orientation of the drug container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: PharMEDium Services, LLC
    Inventors: Amy Elizabeth Langan, Richard John Kruzynski, John Anton Kollar, III, Patricia Lynn Miyake, Monique LaSayre Kruk, Mark Francis Wagner
  • Patent number: 8844973
    Abstract: An expanded content label is disclosed which opens from a strategically located release-reseal system located at other than an edge of the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Quality Assured Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph D. Franko, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8844972
    Abstract: A self laminating wristband separable from a multi-ply page form has a plurality of separated imaging areas, with one larger imaging area for receiving printed data corresponding to the wearer such as his name, i.d. number, etc., with one or more second imaging areas adapted to receive either printed information or markers which may be adhered thereto. The separated imaging areas are aligned along the length of the wristband so that the gap between them acts as a natural hinge point which allows the imaging areas to lie flatter against the wearer's wrist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Laser Band, LLC
    Inventors: James M. Riley, Sanjay K. Jain, Mark Greer
  • Publication number: 20140284389
    Abstract: The reusable envelope that may include a scannable tag can be scanned by a smartphone to access a data storage location through the internet where customizable video and audio greetings can be provided for viewing by a recipient of the reusable envelope and re-recording when the reusable envelope is to be reused. The reusable envelope has spaces thereon where address and return labels and 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: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Robert BEADLES, Nicole BEADLES
  • Publication number: 20140265300
    Abstract: A system and method for an antifraud shipping label system are described. The antifraud shipping label system includes a stamp generator and a stamp transaction registration module. The stamp generator generates stamps corresponding to a seller registered with an online marketplace application. Each stamp has a unique identifier with respect to the online marketplace application. The stamps are mailed to the seller. The stamp transaction registration module generates a presentation in which the identifiers that correspond to the stamps mailed to the seller are each partially displayed within the presentation. The stamp transaction registration module receives a selection of a partially displayed identifier as a selection made the seller, and associate shipping information from a transaction of the seller in the online marketplace application with the entirety of the partially displayed identifier selected by the seller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: EBAY INC.
    Inventor: Sarada Prasanna Jena
  • Patent number: 8834991
    Abstract: Laminates and methods of making them are generally provided. The methods of making a laminate for use as a clothing tag can include laminating a first fibrous web to a second fibrous web. Both the first and second fibrous webs can include cellulosic fibers and a binder composition present in the respective fibrous web from about 10% by weight to about 100% by weight of the dry weight of the fibrous web. Both the first and second binder composition can include a curable latex polymer and a crosslinker. The second fibrous web can be creped and can have a thickness less than 10 mils. The laminate can be aged for at least about 1 hour at an aging temperature of greater than about 150° F. The resulting laminated and their use in clothing are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Neenah Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Cheryl B. Rueckert, Rhonda S. Lassila
  • Publication number: 20140257843
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems, methods, and apparatuses for the management, distribution, dispensing, and administration of consumer products, including over-the-counter and prescription medications through use of a product container labeling system and an optional integrated computer-based or online management system. In certain aspects, the invention relates to a product container comprising a hollow body, a child-resistant cap, and a specialized information label affixed to the hollow body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Deborah Adler LLC
    Inventors: Deborah ADLER, Duane SAWYER, Michael WOLF, Joshua STEWART, Yayun HUANG
  • Patent number: 8814217
    Abstract: The present application is directed to progress tracking aids for a medicine container. A base label may be adhered to the medication container, and a plurality of data fields disposed on the base label. A top label may cover at least a portion of the base label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: SpinLabel Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen M. Key
  • Patent number: 8814218
    Abstract: A sticker includes a backing layer, a sticker body including a top layer and an adhesive layer, and a security arrangement cutting through the top layer only and being stopped at an adhesive layer to ensure the sticker body being completely removed from the backing layer without tearing the top layer apart. The security arrangement includes a plurality of lead edge notches evenly provided along the outer flange of the top layer, and a cutting line structure formed at the top layer. After the sticker body is completely removed from the backing layer and is applied for sticking on an object surface, the sticker body becomes a self-destructive layer by the security arrangement to be torn apart at the time when the sticker body is removed from the object surface so as to ensure the sticker body being unable to be removed completely from the object surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventors: An-Hsia Liu, Wen-Shueh M. Liu, Victor D. Liu, Alexander D. Liu
  • Patent number: 8810400
    Abstract: Tapes for marking valuable components and their housings and supporting posts are described along with a process for utilizing the tapes including the steps of sequentially marking the copper and the equipment with a MR marking (e.g. barcodes, Q-R codes and/or EF transmitters). EF or related broadcasting transmitters or their equivalent would be thin enough and responsive to a signal; machine reading a MR sequence on copper that is brought; marking the copper sold before, after or at the point of sale; identifying the location and coding the copper as stolen at the point of theft, utilizing a nationwide system of copper marking tied to the buyer's information; visually marking the copper in a non-sequential way, potentially by region or state in order to minimize the amount of overlap and would also include the concepts of mandatory scanning of copper products at installation or recycling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Gregory M Friedlander
  • Patent number: 8800182
    Abstract: Disclosed is a plastic film with concealed tearable strip, which includes a film body; at least one first tearable strip having two sides respectively forming first and second joint sections; and at least one second tearable strip having two sides respectively forming a third joint section and an internal tear line. The first and second tearable strips each have one side connected to the film body. The first joint section has two sides each forming a tear line. The third joint section has one side forming at least one tear line. The third joint section and the internal tear line have inside faces respectively coupled to the first and second joint sections, whereby the first and second tearable strips are respectively located at outside and inside of the film body and the second tearable strip is concealed at the inside of the film body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Tzu-Chin Hung
  • Publication number: 20140217718
    Abstract: A tie article that includes an attachment portion and a bib portion, where the bib portion includes at least one arm segment and at least one closure device (e.g., a retention wire, tin tie, clasp tie, and the like), where the attachment portion and the bib portion are integrally fabricated from a printed sheet having a first surface and a polymeric film adhered to the first surface of the printed sheet such that the closure device(s) is disposed between the first surface of the printed sheet and the polymeric film at the attachment portion. Multiple tie articles may be manufactured with an in-line process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Bedford Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin O'Donnell, David Schiller, Mike Schultz, Axel Wass, Terry Langland, Joshua Platt, Jay Milbrandt, Jeffrey Tschetter
  • Publication number: 20140210198
    Abstract: The present application is directed to dual rotating shrink label systems for a container with non-parallel. A base label may be shrunk to non-rotatably conform to the non-parallel sides of the container. A rotating top label may be shrunk to conform over the base label. The rotating top label may have one or more transparent windows displaying printed information on the base label.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen M. Key
  • Publication number: 20140210199
    Abstract: A label includes an optical function layer configured to pass light of a certain wavelength, a light absorption pattern facing one major surface of the optical function layer and configured to absorb the light of the wavelength, and a light reflecting layer facing the other major surface of the optical function layer and configured to reflect the light of the wavelength. The light reflecting layer is configured to raise an absorbance at the wavelength when heated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi GOCHO, Atsushi Kijima, Yoshihiro Koizumi, Masaru Takahashi, Takakazu Fukano
  • Patent number: 8770626
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and apparatus for applying shipping labels over both folded or non-folded packing slips, or the like, at a single print-and-apply station, either through use of a label configured for application to a substrate and also in a superposed registered manner to another label of identical construction previously attached to the substrate, or by using a shipping label having a non-aggressive adhesive applied to a removable center section of the shipping label for attachment of the packing list, or the like, to the shipping label prior to application of the shipping label to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Numina Group, Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel Hanrahan, Mark Woodworth, Timothy Hanrahan, David Dambek
  • Patent number: 8770627
    Abstract: A product package article has an HVS-perceivable security pattern on its surface. The security pattern is based on simultaneous color contrast. The security pattern can provide protection against counterfeiting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Giordano Beretta
  • Publication number: 20140167402
    Abstract: According to the embodiment form, a label is equipped with a sheet-like base material, an adhesion layer, and an exfoliation base material. A sheet-like base material has a printable printing side. An adhesion layer is prepared in a field opposite to the printing side in a sheet-like base material. Through the above-mentioned sheet-like base material and the above-mentioned adhesion layer, an exfoliation base material is pasted up so that exfoliation is possible. In the printing side of the above-mentioned sheet-like base material, the identification information for identifying the above-mentioned object to two or more partial domains divided in the straight line made to correspond to the boundary of the field and field in an above-mentioned box-type object is printed, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Hamamura, Akira Sawada, Masaya Maeda, Bunpei Irie, Ying Piao, Yuka Watanabe, Hiroo Saito
  • Publication number: 20140167401
    Abstract: A simple and effective device is provided for securing containers from unwanted access. The device is particularly suited for preventing or detecting unwanted access of alcoholic and pharmaceutical containers. The device comprises an adhesive top portion, an elongated bridge portion, and an adhesive bottom portion. The top portion is affixed to the top of a container cap, and the bottom portion is affixed to the side of the container. In an exemplary embodiment, the top portion is circular and the bottom portion is rectangular. The adhesive portions have an embedded pattern or image that is visibly damaged if the adhesive portion is removed from the container surface, such that tampering is readily evident. The container lid or cap cannot be removed without breaking the seal on one or more of the adhesive portions and thus damaging the void pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Flynn
  • Patent number: 8745906
    Abstract: A dose tracking method is supported by a multi-flag label construction that label-links a primary container to at least one secondary container. The dose tracking methodology comprises a series of steps including: printing information associated with a source container upon a parent label and a series of child labels, the parent and child labels forming a portion of a multi-layered, multi-flag label; adhesively attaching a transparent end of the multi-flag label to the source container, the transparent end overlying the information associated with the source container; drawing a dose from the source container into a dose container; removing a select child label from the multi-flag label; adhesively attaching the removed select child label to the dose container; and inputting the printed information from the select child label into a dose tracking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Timothy N. Cloninger
  • Patent number: 8740252
    Abstract: Labels that may selectively provide signaling are shown. In one example, a fluorescent signaling section of a label may be perforated and may be mechanically removed from the main portion of the label to selectively provide a label that does not emit a fluorescent signal. In another example, a thermal printer is used to quench a fluorescent section of a label so that it does not emit a fluorescent signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Reichelsheimer, David L. Rich, Steven M. Kaye
  • Patent number: 8739444
    Abstract: The color coding system is for use with a storage bin for fastener parts and tools that assists in identifying and matching the cooperating sizes of fastener parts and tools by using color code markings on the various sizes for tools and fastener parts. The color coding system can readily communicate visually to a user the size of a selected fastener part, the sizes of cooperating fastener parts and the sizes of the cooperating tools for each of the selected fastener parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Ronnie Poole
  • Publication number: 20140130909
    Abstract: An infusion line management system is provided, including a label generating device receiving prescription information for one or more patient prescriptions, the received information being used to generate, for each of the one or more prescriptions, a label including a master label and one or more sub-labels related to the corresponding prescription; each master label includes at least information related to the prescription and an indicator identifying a particular portion of a patient infusion system to which the prescription should be connected; and the one or more sub-labels each include the indicator, the one or more sub-labels being individually removable from the master label and affixable to locations throughout the patient infusion system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicants: Baxter Healthcare S.A., Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Edward Dudar, Steven Clarence Jepson
  • Publication number: 20140117659
    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: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: PREMIER PRINT & SERVICES GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Bruce Raming
  • Patent number: 8703265
    Abstract: A holographic sealing member for a container including a heat actuated sealant or adhesive layer that secures the sealing member to a container. The sealing member also includes a metal foil sealing layer over and covering and bonded to the heat actuated sealant or adhesive layer, a holographic layer over and covering and bonded to the metal foil layer having an upper plastic layer and a lower embossed image layer, and a tab over and covering and bonded to the upper plastic layer. The tab may be pulled to remove the tab and the plastic layer from a container, thereby exposing the lower embossed image layer which may then be perforated to gain access to the contents of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Selig Sealing Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert William Thorstensen-Woll, Joseph Smelko
  • Publication number: 20140097608
    Abstract: A device and a method are disclosed including a tactile augmented information label or printed matter configured to allow tactile detection of the proximity of non-tactile information on the printed label or printed matter and to enable acquisition of such information using a computing device, such as a smartphone equipped with an optical input device, for example, a camera. In various embodiments the optically acquired information may be converted to speech and be read out to a user of the computing device to assist a visually challenged or impaired user or a user in dim light. Additionally, such acquired information may be presented to the user, for example on the smartphone, in other usable forms such as in large print, different fonts, different colors, lighted or backlit print, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Elizabeth Ann Buzhardt, Mary Catherine Buzhardt
  • Publication number: 20140091001
    Abstract: A method for reminding a user to replace, use or remove a consumer product. The method comprises providing a consumer product comprising a tag associated with the product wherein the tag is decodable by a reader device and providing a reminder system wherein upon decoding the tag the reminder system prompts a user to set a reminder to use, replace, or remove a consumer product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Karen Lai-Ting CHAN, Jonathan Livingston JOYCE, Kirsten Louise MCKILLOP, Kelly Lee SCHMEICHEL, Irene SPALAZZI, Elizabeth J. WENZEL
  • Publication number: 20140084579
    Abstract: A method of labeling a package for shipment includes: providing a shipping label having a generally laminar body with a designated tear path matrix extending over at least a major portion thereof, the generally laminar body having a face side on which is printed origination, destination and tracking data, and a bottom side to which is applied a pressure-sensitive adhesive surface; and attaching the shipping label to a surface of the package, via the pressure-sensitive adhesive surface on the bottom side of said label, prior to its shipment via a common carrier. The designated tear path matrix may be a pattern of interconnected regular hexagons, or a pattern of intersecting first and second parallel tear lines. The tear path matrix may be formed by through-hole perforations in the label body, by channels in the label body, or by regions of reduced shear strength in the label body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Northwest Research, Inc.
    Inventor: Jon L. Asay
  • Patent number: 8678441
    Abstract: A sheet material is presented that has a first layer including first indicia and a second layer including second indicia, the second indicia being (i) the same as the first indicia and (ii) positioned directly over the first indicia. The second indicia of the second layer are removable from the first indicia of the first layer. The first layer is placed on a portion of the sheet material. The first indicia includes at least one of text, images, letters, words, designs, patterns, visual representations, photographs, logos, symbols and advertisements or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Theodosios Kountotsis
  • Patent number: 8672362
    Abstract: A single piece tag includes a substrate having a first surface and an opposing second surface. A first reactant is applied to the first surface. A first portion of the first reactant is covered by a first release liner. A second reactant is applied to the first release liner which separates the second reactant from the first reactant. A second release liner adjacent the first release liner covers a second portion of the first reactant. The tag is activated by removing the second release liner from the tag to expose the second portion of the adhesive, and the substrate is folded onto itself to contact the second reactant on the first release liner with the first reactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Brady Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Holt, David J. Haas
  • Patent number: 8671602
    Abstract: An identification label for a cylindrical vessel has a first label portion with an underside coated with adhesive, an opaque second label portion with a non-adhesive underside and a transparent third label portion with an underside coated with adhesive. The transition from a first outside edge of the first label portion and a second outside edge of the third label portion has a rounded line profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Peter Seidl
  • Publication number: 20140042737
    Abstract: A matching apparatus which may be used for matching lids and receptacles of containers is provided with label pairs, adhesive layers and a base portion. Label pairs include at least two individual labels, removably adhered to the base portion. Each label in the pair has a viewable surface with a graphic and the graphics of each pair are correlated. Also provided is a method of matching lids to corresponding receptacles using the label pairs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: Valerie Joseph
  • Patent number: 8646810
    Abstract: A method of labeling a package for shipment includes: providing a shipping label having a generally laminar body with a designated tear path matrix extending over at least a major portion thereof, the generally laminar body having a face side on which is printed origination, destination and tracking data, and a bottom side to which is applied a pressure-sensitive adhesive surface; and attaching the shipping label to a surface of the package, via the pressure-sensitive adhesive surface on the bottom side of said label, prior to its shipment via a common carrier. The designated tear path matrix may be a pattern of interconnected regular hexagons, or a pattern of intersecting first and second parallel tear lines. The tear path matrix may be formed by through-hole perforations in the label body, by channels in the label body, or by regions of reduced shear strength in the label body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Northwest Research, Inc.
    Inventor: Jon. L. Asay