Label Patents (Class 283/81)
  • Patent number: 8371615
    Abstract: A business form includes a paper carrier sheet having an upper surface and a lower surface, a barrier layer on an area of the upper surface of the paper carrier sheet, a silicone coating extending over the barrier layer, and a label assembly. The label assembly includes a label ply and a pressure sensitive adhesive coating. The label assembly is secured to the silicone coating and to the upper surface of the carrier sheet by the pressure sensitive adhesive. The label ply has a die cut through it that defines a label portion and a lip portion. The label portion is secured only to the silicone coating, and the lip portion is secured to both the silicone coating and to the upper surface of the carrier sheet. When the business form is printed with a printer, such as a laser printer, the form moves through the printer in an orientation in which the lip portion leads the label assembly. This results in the label portion being less likely to be removed from the carrier sheet inadvertently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventor: Patrick Fitzgerald Wilkinson
  • Publication number: 20130033031
    Abstract: The present application is directed to systems and methods for delivering warnings and instructions for a container. A base label may be adhered to the container, and at least a first, a second, and a third visual representation of a warning or instruction is displayed on the base label. A top label may cover at least a portion of the base label. The top label may be rotatable about the base label. The top label may have a transparent window allowing at least one of the first, second, or third visual representations to be visible through the transparent window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventor: Stephen M. Key
  • Patent number: 8365451
    Abstract: A multi-layer label (1) for affixing to a curved surface, particularly to a cylindrical surface, of an object has at least the following: a support foil (2) and at least one spare label (20; 20a, 20b, 20c), which is affixed to the support foil (2) in such a way that it is removable from the support foil (2), wherein the at least one spare label (20), in at least a first partial area (21) of its total area (25), is connected to the support foil (2), whereas at least a second partial area (22) of the total area (25) of the at least one spare label (20), which second partial area (22) includes a first edge (24) of the spare label (20), is free from any fixed connection to the support foil (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Peter Seidl
  • Publication number: 20130026748
    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: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: An-Hsia LIU, Wen-Shueh M. LIU, Victor D. LIU, Alexander D. LIU
  • Publication number: 20130026747
    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: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventor: Stephen M. Key
  • Patent number: 8356841
    Abstract: The invention relates to a customized multi-layer support which takes the general form of a card, such as an identification card. The support includes a card body, the upper face of which is provided with externally-visible personal information; and a film which is at least partially transparent and which is fixed to the upper face of the card body. The support has boundary lines which define the areas of the aforementioned film with reduced or increased mechanical strength. The invention also relates to a method of producing one such customized support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Gemalto SA
    Inventor: Jean-Luc Lesur
  • Patent number: 8357442
    Abstract: A wire marker is provided. A carrier strip includes a first layer having at least one opening, two bands applied to opposite edges of the first layer, the bands including an adhesive on at least one side, and a label secured into the opening and attached to the adhesive. At least one access perforation may be located on the first layer that is horizontal and adjacent to one side of the opening. The access perforation facilitates removal of the label from the carrier and allows for insertion of a cable through the label. A plurality of horizontal carrier perforations may further be located between each opening on the first layer to facilitate removal of the carrier strip from a printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Shawn E Whittaker, David S Morrison
  • Publication number: 20130009392
    Abstract: An anti-counterfeit self-adhesive label has a self-adhesive cloth layer; a release film layer overlies said self-adhesive cloth layer; a micro-patterned layer containing miniature characters or graphics overlies said release film layer; and a laser anti-counterfeit film layer overlies said micro-patterned layer. Its manufacturing method includes design and typeset the characters or graphics under enlarged pattern, then convert such characters or graphics into the miniature colored pattern; the release film is applied onto the top surface of the self-adhesive cloth layer, whereby a release film layer is formed on the top surface of the self-adhesive cloth layer; the miniature characters or graphics are imprinted onto the top surface of the release film layer of the self-adhesive cloth layer to form a micro-patterned layer; apply a layer of laser anti-counterfeit film onto the top surface of the micro-patterned layer containing miniature characters or graphics to form a laser anti-counterfeit film layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: BOA SHEN PAPER & PLASTIC PRODUCT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Miao Xiaowei, Li Dianqi
  • Patent number: 8336917
    Abstract: Current medication labels are very difficult for people with disabilities, language barriers, functional impairments, or illiteracy to read, potentially increasing the risk for accidental medication overdoses and/or poor compliance with medication administration and adherence. By having a color coded sticker system with an enclosed full body guide in the form of a poster, and a home health medication record card, these stickers are placed on each medication bottle as a symbol for what the medication is used for. The stickers are color coded in order to distinguish the time the medication is to be administered. Home health agencies may use the poster and stickers as they educate their patients about the medications they take.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Whitney Doiron
  • Patent number: 8336916
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide image-customized postage labels, and systems and methods for providing image-customized postage labels, in rolls adapted for high-speed application to mail pieces. The output of the exemplary systems and methods of the present invention is one or more exemplary rolls of liner-backed, self-adhesive, image-customized postage labels per an order placed by a customer. Each of the exemplary rolls comprises a label roll core and an exemplary length of liner-backed, self-adhesive, image-customized postage labels rolled around the label roll core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Stamps.com Inc.
    Inventor: John Roland Clem
  • Patent number: 8333408
    Abstract: A label assembly that includes a face sheet with a label shape defined by one or more tearable lines of separation, a back sheet adjacent to the face sheet, and an adhesive material disposed between the face sheet and the back sheet. The back sheet includes at least one removable panel disposed over at least a portion of the label shape and including a grasp tab extending from the first removable panel into contact with a remaining portion of the back sheet or an edge of the label assembly. The label assembly also includes a registration structure for use in aligning and adhering the label shape to the object to be labeled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Continental Datalabel, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Flynn, Geoffrey T. Brossard, Kaitlyn Benoit
  • Patent number: 8329284
    Abstract: Identification devices are known, e.g. in the form of labels to be attached by sewing or adhesive, monograms and the like, for the individualizing identification of items of clothing, shoes, shoe inserts or similar personal objects to be worn on a person's body. Whenever such identification devices are easy to read and to manufacture, they usually have relatively little recognition value. It is proposed to provide an identification device with, or to produce it in the form of, an image of a pressure-distribution pattern obtained by at least two-dimensional sampling of a pressure distribution between a part of the person's body and a substantially solid object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Peter Seitz
  • Publication number: 20120306189
    Abstract: There is described a method of tracking an article (30) and protecting it against tampering and counterfeiting, the method comprising the steps of providing an article; providing a film (1c) for wrapping or labelling the article; marking the film with a code (5c); defining an area of interest (35) on the article or the film; wrapping or labelling the article with the film so that the code at least partially overlays the area of interest to define a tracking zone in the region of the at least partial overlay; imaging the tracking zone of the wrapped or labelled article; and storing the imaged date for identifying the article. There is also described, use of a frequency-tripled neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet (nd:YAG) laser in marking a code (5c) on a film (1c), the code comprising an at least partly random pattern of perforations (21, 23, 25).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: INNOVIA FILMS SARL
    Inventors: Robert Laird Stewart, Thierry Gavel
  • Publication number: 20120304511
    Abstract: The invention discloses an image for representing a wine, which includes an image that includes at least one illustration of an item, and each item indicating at least one charactenstic of the wine. The image is adapted to be provided in printed, electronic and/for digital format. The characteristic is a member selected from the group consisting of the flavour of the wine, the body of the wine; and the acidity of the wine. The image assists persons who have not tasted the wine to imagine an interpretation of the flavour of the wine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Ian Charles Buxton
  • Patent number: 8322061
    Abstract: A distribution marketing piece is designed to be adhered to and carried by a substrate and includes a top ply selectively adhered to a liner ply. A transverse line of separation divides the top ply into first and second sections, each section having side strips and the first section having *a central portion and the second section having a center section. Removal of the liner before application of the top ply to the substrate results in removal of the side strips along the second section which are carried with the liner ply; a portion of the liner ply remains adhered **to the first and second sections to connecting them. By folding the liner ply and the connected part of the first and second sections, the first section adheres to the substrate surrounding the center section and the central portion to define a pocket free of adhesive connection to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Ward-Kraft, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger E. Kraft
  • Patent number: 8317230
    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: December 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Jon L. Asay
  • Patent number: 8317232
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multilayer information page (1) for a security document, which includes an information part (3) allowing at least some information to be entered into the information page, a flexible and bending resistant connecting part (2) for connecting the information page to the security document, and a surface film (7) which at least partly covers the information part (3) and the connecting part (2) and which is fastened to the information page (1) by lamination. In order to make a possible attempt at forgery even easier to detect, a visible pattern (8) is provided between the connecting part (2) and the surface film (7), and between the visible pattern (8) and the surface film (7) or, correspondingly, between the visible pattern (8) and the connecting part (2), a detachment layer (9) is arranged which consists of separately residing areas preventing the connecting part (2) or, correspondingly, the surface film (7) from becoming firmly attached to the visible pattern (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Setec Oy
    Inventor: Taru Syrjänen
  • Patent number: 8312655
    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: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventors: An-Hsia Liu, Wen-Shueh M. Liu, Victor D. Liu, Alexander D. Liu
  • Patent number: 8313122
    Abstract: A trailer includes reference marks that depict the position whereby cargo may be placed for proper installation on the trailer. The reference marks may be applied by affixing a label onto the frame of the trailer respective of the trailer axle. One or more reference marks may be applied depicting the multiple positions, one for each of differently sized cargo, which may be welding power supplies. Instructions may also be used in conjunction with the labels for instructing placement of the welding power supply at the appropriate position respective of the trailer axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: David J. Bender
  • Publication number: 20120285920
    Abstract: A method of making and a primary laminate produced from the method including a tab used in container closure systems is provided. The laminate may be slit and punched to produce container closure liners that can be sealed to the mouth of containers. In one approach, the laminate has a colored top surface. The colored top surface of the container closure liner may be visible once the liner has been sealed to the mouth of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Andrew Fenwick McLean, Victor Martin Sachs, Craig Warren Thornhill, Anthony Maxwell Brett
  • Patent number: 8308196
    Abstract: A label sheet, includes: a label base material; a release liner; an adhesive layer which is formed between the label base material and the release liner; and wires that are disposed between the label base material and the release liner so as to be respectively placed on lines coupling at least one of two pairs of opposed sides of the label base material in a manner that both ends of each of the wires respectively locate at positions away from the corresponding sides coupled by each of the lines by 0.2 mm or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dmitry Ivutin, Tsukasa Matsuda, Eizo Kurihara, Mario Fuse, Kunihiro Takahashi, Shoji Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20120280484
    Abstract: A film bearing continuously printed labels to be subjected to heat-shrinking and designed to be processed by a labelling machine which comprises a rotating carousel for supporting the individual containers to be labelled and which is provided with elements that convey the film, drawing it from a reel, to be cut so as to separate the individual labels and bring each one into contact with a dummy bottle, so that each one of the labels completely surrounds one of the dummy bottles, forming a sleeve, transfer elements being also provided which are adapted to transfer the sleeve, which is now closed, to the underlying container, the film being a flat film which is pretreated with adhesive at a strip at an end flap of each individual label that corresponds to an overlap region so as to form the closed sleeve in contact with the corresponding dummy bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: P.E. LABELLERS S.p.A.
    Inventor: Mario Ballarotti
  • Publication number: 20120280043
    Abstract: An anti-tamper label comprises a core; an adhesive layer disposed on one side of the core; and an adhesion-resistant layer disposed on the other side of the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: CUSTOM SECURITY INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventor: Morton F. Roseman
  • Publication number: 20120267887
    Abstract: A counterfeit pharmaceutical product detection method for detecting whether a drug is genuine or counterfeit. The method allows a consumer to check whether a drug is authentic or counterfeit by way of using personal identification number 25, a manufacturer identification number 24 and a sequential serial number 22. The method also includes a way for the consumer to test the pharmaceutical product to determine whether it is genuine or counterfeit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventor: Kenneth H. Pieri
  • Patent number: 8282133
    Abstract: A printable form with a printable face ply and a wristband releasably bonded to the printable form. The wristband may be detached from the printable form and secured around a body part for use in identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Chicago Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Carl Opel, Daniel Hedger
  • Publication number: 20120248756
    Abstract: The present invention in several embodiments is a device for identifying and providing a gripping means for cards or the like. In a preferred embodiment the invention is a self adhesive plastic tab that adheres to at least two sides of a card at an edge of said card. The plastic tab is bifurcated with adhesive between the bifurcation to allow for adhesion to at least two sides of a card. The plastic tab could be produced through an extrusion process, injection molding or by affixing two sheets of plastic film together. The adhesive could be any suitable adhesive known in the art, but preferred embodiments of the invention use pressure sensitive adhesives, removable adhesives, contact adhesives and one-part adhesives. Most preferably the adhesive used is a pressure sensitive adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Payette S. Still
  • Publication number: 20120248757
    Abstract: A self attaching tag made essentially of self adhesive printable plastic to be attached to a fragile and easily deformable object characterized in that the tag is covered with a plurality of varnishes which allow for the protection of pre-printing and for printing and writing on at the moment of use. The tags are delivered on large rolls where perforations allow for easy separation of the tags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Brennan, Michael David Moorhouse
  • Patent number: 8276945
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a security element for securing valuable articles, having an optically variable layer (20) that imparts different color impressions at different viewing angles. According to the present invention, in a covering area (32), a semi-transparent ink layer (34) is disposed on top of the optically variable layer (20), the color impression of the optically variable layer (20) being coordinated with the color impression of the semi-transparent ink layer (34) in the covering area (32) when viewed under predefined viewing conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Heim, Friedrich Kretschmar
  • Patent number: 8272669
    Abstract: A label assembly that includes a face sheet with at least one label shape defined by one or more tearable lines of separation, a back sheet adjacent to the face sheet, and an adhesive material disposed between the face sheet and the back sheet. The back sheet has a removable panel disposed over the label shape adhesive material and a registration tab aligned with the label shape. The registration tab includes a foldable portion that when folded provides rigidity when the tab is used as a supporting leg to place the label assembly over an object during labeling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignees: Continental Datalabel, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Flynn, Patrick J. Flynn, Geoffrey T. Brossard
  • Publication number: 20120234481
    Abstract: A label is operable to be adhesively applied to a substrate to carry publicly displayed indicia on one side and hidden indicia on a second, opposite side. The label includes top and bottom label plies, with the top label ply having the publicly displayed indicia and the bottom label ply having the hidden indicia. The top label ply has a top adhesive layer applied thereon, and the bottom label ply has a bottom adhesive layer applied thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: PREMIER PRINT & SERVICES GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Bruce Raming
  • Patent number: 8261477
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to labeling, and particularly to retail shelf labels and methods of making the same. A sheet having a retail shelf label according to an embodiment includes a liner, a transparent face layer, and a cover layer having graphics printed thereon. Adhesive couples the face layer atop the liner, and adhesive couples the cover layer atop the face layer. Cut lines in the face and cover layers define a perimeter of the label, and a cut line in the cover layer separates the cover layer into two distinct portions respectively separable from the face layer. At least a portion of the adhesive coupled to the face layer inside the label perimeter releases from the liner to removably couple the label to a shelf edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Vestcom New Century LLC
    Inventors: Mike Wilkinson, Corey Deters, Thomas Paul Eversole
  • Publication number: 20120205906
    Abstract: A versatile label of the present invention comprises at least one label body. Each label body comprises at least one identifier set, with each identifier set comprising a plurality of identifier markers. The plurality of identifier markers is positioned on the face side of the label body. The label body further comprises at least one selection indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: Carlyle Hanson
  • Patent number: 8240579
    Abstract: The present invention provides apparatus, systems and methods for the computerized generation and printing of a U.S. Postal Service Shipping Label over the Internet that provides postage, shipping address, delivery address, and shipment and delivery tracking indicia. According to the invention, human-readable postage payment indicia is formatted in such a way that the actual price of shipping postage is obscured; postage payment can only be translated from the postage payment indicia by someone who knows the format template. The present invention further provides a United States Postal Service shipping label comprising a representation of paid postage, said representation of paid postage comprising a human-readable character string, said character string comprising imbedded postage price information. The present invention further provides a United States Postal Service shipping label, comprising a machine-readable representation of paid postage and a ship to address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignees: Stamps.com Inc., iShip Inc.
    Inventor: David Allison Bennett
  • Publication number: 20120193903
    Abstract: A graphic system for a replacement cartridge for a consumer products device including a silhouette of the consumer products device, and a visual depiction of the replacement cartridge superimposed on the silhouette, wherein the visual depiction superimposed on the silhouette associates the correct replacement cartridge with the correct consumer product device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: PUR WATER PURIFICATION PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Clancy Gerald Boyer
  • Publication number: 20120193904
    Abstract: The invention relates to a security label for protecting medicaments contained in an individual packaging, comprising a security layer (10, 110, 210) that can be stuck on the individual packaging. Removable elements (16, 216) are formed in the security layer (10, 110, 210), in the region of the medicaments (15) to be inserted, in such a way that cuts (17) are made in the security layer (10, 110, 210), on the edge of the removable elements (16, 216), said cuts (17) following a virtual cut strip. In order to produce such a security label that can be easily opened, but still provides protection against unauthorised opening by children or inadvertent opening, and can be produced cost-effectively, obstacle points are provided on the cut strip, forming a resistance when the removal element is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: Frank Ludwig, Reinhard Kuge, Marco Dieling
  • Patent number: 8210351
    Abstract: A system for labels that are positioned on a pharmaceutical container. The system can vary the choices for design and size of the labeling with respect to several types of container in which pharmaceuticals are positioned. The system increases the readability of information positioned on the pharmaceutical container by coordinating a label to the type and size of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Tri State Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Miceli, Joseph A. Miceli
  • Patent number: 8206797
    Abstract: A heat-shrinkable polyester film is obtained which is extremely satisfactory in openability along a perforation, has exceedingly high productivity, and is less apt to split in the lengthwise direction in processing, e.g., printing. Provided is a label which is formed from the heat-shrinkable film and is satisfactorily tearable. The label is one formed from a tubular material which comprises as a base a heat-shrinkable film thermally shrinking mainly in the film width direction and which has been cut according to an object to be packaged, both edges in the film width direction having been bonded to each other. The tubular material has been thermally shrunk to constitute the label, with which at least part of the periphery of the object to be packaged is covered. The label has an angle tear strength in the direction perpendicular to the main shrinkage direction (i.e., in the film length direction) of 100-310 N/mm and a tensile break strength in the direction perpendicular to the main shrinkage direction (i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Toyo Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masayuki Haruta, Masatoshi Hashimoto, Masakazu Iwasaki, Katsuhiko Nose
  • Publication number: 20120146322
    Abstract: An omniview contents display system which is a quick, at-a-glance system for locating sections of any book or magazine, providing the chapter and range of pages, as well as having an indicator line that visually guides the user-reader's eye to a chapter bar. The chapter bar is a block style marking on the edge of the pages opposite the binding that designates the exact location of the chapter or section within the book. The exact location of a chapter can be easily located despite the book or type of printed and bound media being in a closed condition. The chapters, page ranges, and indicator lines may be printed on the covers as well as on the inside pages at the outside margins and allows the reader-user to quickly locate any section of the book from an open or closed book condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventor: Arnold Erisalu
  • Publication number: 20120145579
    Abstract: A label for a container is provided that includes a bottom layer. The bottom layer backside includes an adhesive adapted to attach the bottom layer to the container, and the bottom layer frontside includes at least two separate printed information sets. Each printed information set is applicable to a respective distinct user group. The label also includes a top layer that is attached to the frontside of the bottom layer. The top layer includes window cut-outs that include a flap rotatable around an attached edge to expose the bottom layer frontside beneath the flap. Each flap is aligned with the corresponding printed information on the bottom layer frontside. Each window cut-out includes on the frontside printed information identifying the distinct user group corresponding to the printed information beneath the respective window cut-out. A container including a label is provided, and methods of attaching a label to a container are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventor: THOMAS J. SILVANO
  • Patent number: 8196965
    Abstract: A folded label is produced without necessity of adhering any portions of a sheet to each other. The label uses only one sheet having display contents described on predetermined portions on both surface sides thereof. The label is formed by folding the sheet. Sheet sections are superposed over each other, being partitioned by a folding line. First and second sheet sections are adjacent and continuous to each other through the folding line and appear on upper and lower surface sides of the label, respectively. Only the first sheet section appears on the upper surface side of the label. The second sheet section and only one part of the first sheet section constituting a protruding portion protruding from the second sheet section on a side opposite to a side of the first folding line appear on the lower surface side of the label. Perforated lines are formed in the first sheet section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Kyodo Shiko Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Tokita
  • Patent number: 8196964
    Abstract: A sticky note pad includes at least two stacks of sticky note sheets. Each sticky note sheet has a note-writing region, an index tab region projecting from a right lateral edge thereof, and a removable pressure sensitive adhesive layer provided on a bottom face thereof in proximity to a left lateral edge thereof. The index tab regions of the sticky note sheets of one of the stacks are staggered with respect to the index tab regions of the sticky note sheets of the other stack in a top-to-bottom direction, and are aligned to the same in a direction parallel to the lateral edges of the sticky note sheets. A glue layer binds the left lateral edges of the sticky note sheets of all the stacks. A partition sheet is adhered to the bottom face of a lowermost sticky note sheet of an upper stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Taiwan Hopax Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsung-Tien Kuo, Jen-Rong Liu, Chin-Chung Tsai, Shih-Chin Wen
  • Publication number: 20120137910
    Abstract: The invention relates to improvements in security features which comprise at least one printed image and, in particular, to such security features which provide an improvement in the resolution of printed images forming security features using inks, pigments or printing processes which do not lend themselves to the production of sharply defined or high resolution images. The security feature comprises an opaque first image and a second image at least partially overlying the first image, the second image being a printed image which has a lower visual resolution than the first image. The formation of the second image is such that, when the security feature is viewed in transmitted and/or reflected light, only the shape of the first image is readily discernable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Simon Dexter Marchant, Paul Howland
  • Publication number: 20120141697
    Abstract: A substrate having thereon a marking or layer comprising a cured chiral liquid crystal precursor composition which comprises at least one salt that changes the position of a selective reflection band exhibited by the cured composition compared to the position of a selective reflection band exhibited by a cured composition that does not contain the at least one salt. A modifying resin made from one or more polymerizable monomers is disposed between the substrate and the marking or layer and changes the position of the selective reflection band exhibited by the cured precursor composition comprising the at least one salt on the substrate in the one or more areas. This abstract is neither intended to define the invention disclosed in this specification nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: SICPA HOLDING SA
    Inventors: Andrea CALLEGARI, Tristan JAUZEIN
  • Publication number: 20120139229
    Abstract: An identification label includes: at least one piece of identification information; and a label characteristic value used to designate a characteristic of a shape or a state. At least one piece of identification information and the label characteristic value are associated with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicants: SONY DADC CORPORATION, SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Matsubara, Akira Shirakura, Teruaki Higashihara
  • Patent number: 8195534
    Abstract: A system and method for preparing a set of paired identification label based a plurality of characters that identify an inventory item. The method includes a step of assigning a predetermined numerical value to each of the plurality of characters. Mathematical operations are performed on the assigned numerical values to obtain a mapping of the plurality of characters to a corresponding non-textual visual indicator. A label is generated which label includes the plurality of characters and the visual indicator. The visual indicator may be a color or a graphic indicator such as an alignment designation bar or a combination and variation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Quiq, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark E. Frankel
  • Patent number: 8181371
    Abstract: A medication dosage reminder sleeve apparatus for use in connection with a medicine container, comprising: a sleeve material comprising a transparent surface thereof, comprising a closed surface with a circumference substantially equal to a circumference of the medicine container with which the apparatus is to be used, wherein the sleeve material will conform to a shape of, and fit snugly upon the medicine container, when placed over at least part of the medicine container; and affixed to the sleeve material, at least one dosage reminder system; wherein: the sleeve material omits any adhesive on a surface thereof which contacts the medicine container when placed thereover; the sleeve material in combination with the dosage reminder system can, at will, be attached to, removed from, and slidably adjusted upon the medicine container; and the transparency of the sleeve material enables information printed on the medicine container to be seen through the transparent sleeve material while the transparent sleeve ma
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Patricia Londino
  • Patent number: 8181994
    Abstract: A printable form comprising a printable face surface and a wristband releasably bonded to f the printable face surface. In at least one embodiment the wristband may be detached from the printable face surface and secured to around a body part for use in identification. In at least one embodiment the wristband comprises one or more labels that may be detached therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Chicago Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Carl Opel, Daniel Hedger
  • Publication number: 20120119482
    Abstract: A labeled article, a method of making the labeled article, and a label for use in such method, contemplate the manufacture of an article having an article body made of a moldable material, and a label, integral with the article body and having an outer label surface coplanar with the outer article body surface. The label is inserted into the mold and molded into place as the article body is molded. The label has an outer film ply defining the outer label surface, a printable sheet ply inward from said outer film ply, and an adhesive layer between the outer film ply and the printable sheet ply. The outer film ply has a length and a width greater than the length and width of the printable sheet ply. The outer film ply extends beyond the printable sheet ply adjacent all edges of the printable sheet ply and shields the printable sheet ply from exposure to the environment surrounding the labeled article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: THE STANDARD REGISTER COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert F. Freund, Rajendra Mehta
  • Publication number: 20120119483
    Abstract: When distributing an encrypted content to a user terminal apparatus via a communication line, a distribution center apparatus requires a medium ID of an information storage medium, and encrypts a decryption key of the encrypted content by using the corresponding medium ID to transmit the encrypted decryption key to the terminal apparatus. The terminal apparatus downloads to store the encrypted content, receives the encrypted key to decrypt it in the use of the medium ID of the storage medium and to decrypt the encrypted content by using the decryption key. In such a system, the center apparatus provides print information corresponding to view conditions of a distributed content to the terminal apparatus in response to the request therefrom, and the terminal apparatus makes the print information appropriately printable by means of a printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventor: Shinichi KURIHARA
  • Patent number: 8177260
    Abstract: A coupon for providing an incentive for a user to participate in physical activity. The coupon detects the physical activity of a user and indicates to the user when the threshold of physical activity has been reached. Once the coupon has indicated that the threshold has been reached, the user may redeem the coupon for a reward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Switch2Health Inc.
    Inventors: Seth A. Tropper, Amado Batour, James Wickstead, John Gardner