Label Patents (Class 283/81)
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120112450
    Abstract: The invention relates to a security element, in particular for security labels or adhesive strips, consisting of the following layers: a) a carrier substrate b) a reflective layer or a layer with a high refractive index c) a partial separating lacquer layer d) on all-over adhesive coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Georg Aigner, Johann Hilburger
  • Patent number: 8171661
    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 multi-portion removable panel disposed over the label shape adhesive material and a registration structure in one of the portions of the removable panel and aligned with an other portion and the label shape. The registration structure is raised or raisable above the back sheet to allow an object for labeling to be positioned against the registration structure for proper alignment with a first portion of the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventors: Timothy J. Flynn, Patrick J. Flynn, Geoffrey T. Brossard
  • Patent number: 8167336
    Abstract: Labels and methods for removing a portion of a release liner from a label are disclosed. An example labels includes a substrate, a layer of adhesive on the substrate, a layer of release coating in contact with the layer of adhesive, and a release line in contact with the release coating. The release liner includes a first edge, a second edge, and a first line of weakness. The first line of weakness includes a tapered or curved portion and extends from the first edge of the release liner to between the first edge and the second edge of the release liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Moore Wallace North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick Minor, Robert Leonard
  • Patent number: 8160644
    Abstract: A processing device (1; 14) having a housing (4) includes first communication means (2, 6) for receiving and/or transmitting an information signal (AS) and processing means (7) for processing the information signal (AS) received and/or to be transmitted, as well as second communication means (10, 11) for the contactless retrieval of control information (BI, TI) stored in a data carrier (12) which is detachably connected to the housing (4) of the processing device, which processing of the information signal (AS) by the processing device (1; 14) can be influenced with the aid of the retrieved control information (BI, TI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Reinhard Meindl, Stefan Posch
  • Publication number: 20120074683
    Abstract: A medication recordation system comprising a removable sheet pad including a plurality of single sheets stacked upon each other, where the plurality of single sheets has a sticky backing to hold the plurality of single sheets in place, a printed surface upon the plurality of single sheets, where the printed surface appears as a clock face, a base upon which to attach the removable sheet pad, and a set of marking utensils attached upon the base, next to the removable sheet pad wherein the set of marking utensils mark a time a medication is taken upon the printed surface of the single sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventor: Jan Gehrki
  • Publication number: 20120068451
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for securing a coloured or uncoloured translucent or opaque object (1), in which a sticker (2) is affixed to the back of the object (1), said sticker comprising: a substrate including a watermark or pseudo-watermark (4) which is sufficiently transparent to allow the object (1) to be seen through the watermark or pseudo-watermark (4); and a luminescent agent which is positioned at least partially over the watermark or pseudo-watermark (4) between the watermark or pseudo-watermark (4) and the object (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Stephane Mallol, Ivan Thierry
  • Publication number: 20120061949
    Abstract: A method for producing a printed matter personalized for a subscriber is provided. More specifically, the present invention relates to a method allowing offset printing of common sections of the printed matter and of personalizable attachments, which personalizable attachments may be personalized and assembled to the common sections of the printed matter. The present invention also relates to personalizable attachments for personalizing printed matters such as magazines, newspaper and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventors: Éric Azara, Willy Marion, René Ilardi
  • Patent number: 8131394
    Abstract: A method of and system for labeling containers of prescribed medicine is provided wherein a photograph of a patient is taken using a camera. The photograph is then stored on a computer as a computer software object. When a prescription is filled for the patient, the photograph is printed on the label along with prescription information and the label is attached to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Rxperts, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Ruben, Allen Yeung
  • Publication number: 20120043749
    Abstract: A business form has a carrier sheet and a label assembly. The carrier sheet has an upper surface and a lower surface, and defines a die cut opening through the carrier sheet. The carrier sheet has release material surrounding the die cut opening on the lower surface of the carrier sheet. The business form has a label assembly mounted on the lower surface of the carrier sheet, and extending over said opening. The label assembly has an upper surface facing the die cut opening. The label assembly is free of any paper material, and the label assembly includes a layer of pressure sensitive adhesive around its periphery on its upper surface. The layer of pressure sensitive adhesive engages the release material when the label assembly is on the carrier sheet and engages the interior surface of an automobile window. The label assembly is printed through the die cut opening before being removed from said carrier sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventor: Watson Gullett
  • Publication number: 20120042978
    Abstract: A theft deterrent product may be provided. First, a plurality of unique codes may be created. Then a plurality of indicia may be placed periodically and longitudinally on the product. The plurality of indicia may respectively correspond to the plurality of unique codes. The product may have an outer layer and into an portion. Placing the plurality of indicia may comprise etching through the outer layer and into the inner portion. In a database, the plurality of unique codes may be assigned to an organizational entity. The organizational entity may comprise a first enterprise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: Charles L. Holcombe, Ronald J. Burchfield, Carol J. Godfrey, Stephen L. Spruell, John N. Ware, JR., Edward J. Easterwood, JR., W. Steve Wilson, Frank Hullender, Charles Douglas Glore
  • Patent number: 8113434
    Abstract: Embodiments for electro-optical identification are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Britta Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Fred Charles Thomas, III
  • Patent number: 8109537
    Abstract: A linerless duplex label system is operable to print and apply a linerless duplex label to a substrate. A plurality of linerless duplex labels are provided and each label includes a single-ply stock with top and bottom faces. The label also includes an endless adhesive border applied to the bottom face. The label is configured so that multiple labels can be removably adhered to each other by the adhesive border, with at least one linerless duplex label being removably overlaid onto at least one other duplex label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Premier Print & Services Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Raming
  • Publication number: 20120025515
    Abstract: The invention relates to an assembly including an article to be authenticated, an authentication composition and a member for applying the composition, capable of retaining said composition by capillarity, wherein the article to be identified contains a first reagent selected from nickel, copper, cobalt or iron derivatives, or from dithiooxamide or oxime derivatives capable of reacting with a second reagent of the authentication composition selected respectively from among dithioxmide or oxmime derivatives or from nickel, copper, cobalt or iron derivatives, so as to form a visible and permanent coloured mark.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Sandrine Rancien, Celine Desnous
  • Publication number: 20120018332
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pattern coated pressure sensitive label assembly for use in preserving patient privacy in medical treatment bag applications. The label assembly utilizes specific zones and areas to create removable sections that will permit areas containing patient information to be separated from the remainder of the label which remains with the treatment bag during disposal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Anne M. DEHLINGER, Blaine JACKSON, William BECKER, Rosalyn BEN-CHITRIT
  • Patent number: 8096418
    Abstract: A system for providing a shipping label and a packing list on a container is provided which enables rapid and automated sequential application of a packing list and a shipping label to the container. The shipping label is configured complemental to the packing list whereby the packing list may first be adhered directly to the container and then the shipping label may be placed thereover. The shipping label may be applied over the packing list while the container moves continuously down a conveyor. The invention further includes an apparatus for sequentially applying the packing list and then the shipping label, and a method for applying the packing list and shipping label in registry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Premier Print Services Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce A. Raming
  • Patent number: 8090952
    Abstract: A genuine detection part for a product formed by a label with a continually repeating pattern and with a sticker over the pattern. The position of the sticker is converted to a number, and encrypted with a private key, to form a signature. The product is only legitimate if the signature matches the position of the sticker on the pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventor: Scott C. Harris
  • Publication number: 20110317004
    Abstract: We describe an apparatus using an image capturing device to obtain image of the IV container, and uses digital image processing technique to analyze information in the image. We also describe the use of barcode which can read by the apparatus so that relevant information of the drug, container, and the patient can be made use of.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventor: Kai Tao
  • Publication number: 20110309608
    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: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: Continental Datalabel, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Flynn, Geoffrey T. Brossard, Kaitlyn Benoit
  • Publication number: 20110304132
    Abstract: A cut and stack label includes a layer of polymer shrink film printing stock having a first face carrying a printed message and a second, opposite face, a clear polymer shrink film laminated to the first face over that printed message and a coating of an anti-static formulation over the clear polymer shrink film and/or the second face. A dusting or layer of offset powder is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Sean M. Keeney, James D. Combs, John David Enoch
  • Publication number: 20110298206
    Abstract: This invention relates to a layout system, in particular, an electrical layout system designed to increase efficiency and accuracy of marking out on a structure of an electrical circuit from architectural and/or engineering drawings, while simultaneously minimizing the probability of deviation from the drawings when implemented by the installer of the circuitry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventor: George H. Suddell
  • Patent number: 8070186
    Abstract: The invention relates to reflective features formed from multiple inks. In one embodiment, the reflective feature includes a substrate having a first region and a second region, the first and second regions having different surface characteristics; a first reflective element disposed on the first region; and a second reflective element disposed on the second region, wherein the first reflective element is more adherent than the second reflective element to the first region. In another embodiment, the reflective feature includes multiple layers formed from different inks exhibiting enhanced reflectivity and/or durability. The invention is also to processes for forming these features, preferably through a direct write printing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Richard A. Einhorn, Mark J. Hampden-Smith, Scott T. Haubrich, Rimple Bhatia
  • Publication number: 20110289647
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pressure sensitive label for use in a cold transfer process that can be used for garment identification and labeling. The pressure sensitive label can be applied on textile surface or any other surfaces for which heat transfer is unfavorable or unavailable. The pressure sensitive label can remain on the substrate to which it is attached through repeated washing and drying cycles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Yi-Hung Chiao, Sharis Krekian, Christine Dang, Yuan Yuan Zhang, Sriram Venkatasanthanam, Kai Li, Ramin Heydarpour
  • Publication number: 20110285122
    Abstract: A label has a coating capable of receiving printing or other indicia directly from a thermal printer. The label as manufactured has printed thereon indicia representing each of the seven days of the week. As applied to a container of perishable goods, the labels has obliterations over each day of the week except the day by which the contents of the container should be used or, if not used, disposed of.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventors: Stephen C. Hill, Edward L. Sharek
  • Patent number: 8061069
    Abstract: A fabrication sheet is appropriately dimensioned and otherwise suitable for use with a printer. A symmetrical, removable and foldable identification band is included in the fabrication sheet. The fabrication sheet includes a rectangular backing sheet, covered by a working sheet, which may be made of imprintable woven polyester. The backing and working sheets are secured to each other by a releasable adhesive and have a combined thickness and flexibility that permits them to pass through a printer without difficulty. The working sheet is die-cut to define the outline of the band configured in such a way that it includes a strap portion and a tag portion. The tag portion is positioned at one end of and extends from the strap portion. The tag portion of the unfolded band includes wing sections extending outwardly, one from each side of the strap portion. The tag portion of the working sheet may include a generally rectangular patch of a different material that better accepts and holds a printed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: St. John Companies, Inc.
    Inventor: Karen L. Joseph
  • Patent number: 8057871
    Abstract: This invention provides an improved anti-theft label and its assembly method. It uses paper box and paper sealing gasket to replace PVC box and PET sealing gasket. The anti-theft label applying the technical scheme of this invention is nontoxic and does no harm to human health. It can be used safely, and is the new generation of anti-theft label that is good for environment protection and represents the main developing trend of future anti-theft labels. Moreover, in the improved anti-theft label in this invention, we use double-sided gummed paper that can easily get from market to replace self-adhesive glues which needs to be sprayed. The assembling techniques are simpler; consequently the production efficiency can be significantly improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Inventor: Fengyi Cai
  • Patent number: 8048363
    Abstract: A container having a scented label attached using an in-mold label process and methods of making the same. A scented material is supplied to the label, and the label is attached to the container using an in-mold label process. In another embodiment, a container comprises an interior cavity for retaining a substance, and a label adapted to dispense a scent, wherein the label is disposed on an exterior surface of the container using an in-mold label process. The scent may be suggestive of the content of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Samuel Schlaupitz, Timothy P. Clare, Marilyn A. Roberts
  • Patent number: 8043463
    Abstract: A label laminate and a method for manufacturing a label laminate. The laminate includes a first label material layer and a second label material. The method includes forming a pattern in which adhesive areas and non-adhesive areas alternate on the face side of the first label material layer and on the face side of the second label material layer. The adhesive areas on the first label material layer are aligned with the non-adhesive areas on the second label material layer and the non-adhesive areas on the first label material layer are aligned with the adhesive areas on the second label material layer. The face sides of two label material layers are attached to each other. The adhesive areas are formed by a screening method. The non-adhesive areas have a surface energy, which is at least 25 dynes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: UPM Raflatac Oy
    Inventors: Vesa Laaksonen, Gottfried Philipp, Andreas Marquardt
  • Publication number: 20110254259
    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: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventor: Patrick Fitzgerald Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 8037628
    Abstract: An article and method for recording dosing compliance is provided having compliance recordation indicia printed on a compliance recordation article and a mechanism for attaching the article to a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Inventor: Stacy Kaufman
  • Publication number: 20110248492
    Abstract: A security device having at least one durable tactile marking (16) in the form of one or more relief structures is provided. The one or more relief structures are selected from the group of elastically deformable relief structures, relatively compression-resistant relief structures, and combinations thereof. Also provided is a fibrous or non-fibrous sheet material (10) with at least one durable tactile marking, which is suitable for use in making secure and non-secure documents or labels. The tactile marking (s) is applied directly to a surface of the sheet material, or is provided by way of the above-described security device (s), which is mounted on a surface of the sheet material and/or at least partially embedded therein. The durable tactile marking (s) serves to provide a visually challenged person with information concerning the type and/or value of the secure or non-secure document or label.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventors: John B. Kittredge, Kraig M. Brigham, Daniel G. Leeds, Paul F. Cote, Gregory R. Jordan, James L. Little
  • Patent number: 8033042
    Abstract: A device for fastening labels to binders which exhibit slots arranged in pairs at a mutual distance from each other for receiving end sections of label holders, and for firmly locking the end sections in the slots. The label holder is pocket-shaped, is flexible, and exhibits rows of recesses along lateral edge sections opposing each other. Hook-shaped locking elements distributed in rows are received inside the slots. The row of recesses and locking forms formed are adapted to each other in terms of shape for lockable receiving, interacting in pairs, of the respective locking elements in a suitable recess after insertion of the respective label end sections in a suitable slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: KEBA Sweden AB
    Inventors: Tage Haraldsson, Tore Haraldsson
  • Patent number: 8033477
    Abstract: The invention relates to identification documents, and in particular to providing optically variable personalized data to identification documents. In one implementation, we provide an identification document comprising a document layer and a first indicium. The document layer comprises a material capable of being printed by a thermally transferable optically variable ink. The first indicium is printed on the document layer and comprises personalized data and printed to the document layer by a thermally transferred optically variable ink. The first indicium may be printed to the document layer by disposing a thermally transferable optically variable ink in a mass transfer panel of a printer ribbon adapted for use in a dye diffusion thermal transfer printer, and printing the first indicium as part of a mass transfer printing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: L-1 Secure Credentialing, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Jones, Daoshen Bi, Charles F. Duggan, Nelson T. Schneck
  • Publication number: 20110239885
    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 20, 2009
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Simon Dexter Marchant, Paul Howland
  • Publication number: 20110233919
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a shipping label that includes: a protective layer having at least a portion that is transparent; an adhesive layer connected to a side of the protective layer; and a sheet connected to the protective layer via the adhesive layer. The sheet includes a removable outer marginal portion. The protective layer has a corresponding outer marginal portion free of the sheet, after the outer marginal portion of the sheet is removed, for attaching the label to the package. The sheet includes a first inner portion containing shipping slip information arranged on a first side of the sheet to face the package. The sheet includes a second inner portion containing shipping address information arranged on the first side of the sheet. The second inner portion can be reversed front-to-back so that the shipping address information faces away from the package for displaying the shipping address information thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventor: Alan Edward Gieschen
  • Publication number: 20110233920
    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: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: Ted Shanley, Dan VanWaveren
  • Patent number: 8025314
    Abstract: Method for generating a label for a medication in which information about the medication is obtained and printed on the label in a hierarchical manner with more important information in a more prominent location or more prominent type relative to other less important information. The information may be divided into primary information and secondary information with the primary information being placed on the label before the secondary information. The label may be used in a container having a curved front wall, a planar rear wall, a substantially planar bottom wall and a cap engaging with the front and rear walls to seal the container. The rear wall is constructed with a device for removably received an information card containing information relating to the medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Deborah Adler
  • Patent number: 8024879
    Abstract: A display device includes at least one wall with transparent areas and a reflecting object arranged inside the display device and oriented so as to receive an incident external light and to redirect a reflected light onto the transparent areas. The transparent areas are provided in different planes and the reflecting object includes several reflecting surfaces or a non-planar reflecting surface to reflect incident light rays on each of the transparent areas along different reflection axes. The display device can advantageously be integrated into a bottle or a bottle cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Homdec SA
    Inventor: Bernard Pulfer
  • Publication number: 20110227328
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for generating customized labels having electronic circuitry such as RFID circuitry. A printing system generates the label by selectively transfer printing elements (e.g., electronic circuitry, physical components, etc.) and donor layers (e.g., conductive materials, non-conductive materials, etc.) from a ribbon to a receiver (e.g., an item that receives the indicia). In addition, the printing system can program and test the label or indicia thereof, thereby providing the ability to customize each label according to predetermined criteria and to ensure that each label functions properly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventor: William Berson
  • Patent number: 8016323
    Abstract: The self-adhesive label (3) is provided on a web of siliconised polyester liner (4) and has a base label (30) with an upper printable surface and a lower adhesive coated surface and at least one patch of release material (38) located between the base label (30) and the web of siliconised polyester liner (4). By forming the patches of release material (38) on the adhesive surface of the base label (30) and then applying a siliconised polyester liner (4) over the patches (38) and the exposed adhesive surface of the base label (30), the resultant self-adhesive label is more robust and as the siliconised polyester liner (4) has a substantially continuous upper surface, the risks of snagging as a result of edges and windows in the web of backing material is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Denny Bros. Ltd.
    Inventor: Colin Leslie Hunt
  • Publication number: 20110212285
    Abstract: The present invention is a pressure sensitive intermediate assembly that can be produced in a number of continuous configurations that may be used by small business owners, non-profits and other similarly situated groups. The intermediate assembly has a series of individual printed portions on the substrate of each roll or rolls. Each of the printed portions are covered with a removable opaque coating and the printed portions may be imaged with motivational, promotional, sweepstakes and similar messages. The recipient of the roll or package containing several rolls may separate individual label portions and create distinct business communications at a location that is separate from the manufacturing site. The assembly of the present invention allows small office and business owners to create communication products which were previously unavailable except in large quantities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Inventor: Roger D. Buck
  • Patent number: 8002197
    Abstract: An encoded transactional card unit having die cut components and a removable data component comprising a first or top protective plane, a second or bottom protective plane, a substrate, having at least one fixed region which is adhesively attached to said first protective plan and a second protective plane forming die cut components, and a portion or region wherein element with a removable data component may be removed and reused by application to another item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Inventor: Michael L. Whitaker
  • Publication number: 20110198838
    Abstract: The method disclosed herein for making a label having at least one resealable brochure and being suitable for attachment to a mounting surface includes providing a base planar member having oppositely disposed first and second surfaces and a first lateral edge, the first surface being suitable for coupling the base planar member to the mounting surface, providing a brochure sheet, laying a portion of the brochure sheet over the base planar member, coupling a portion of the second surface of the base planar member and a portion of the brochure sheet with a planar overlying member, wherein, a portion of the brochure sheet and overlying member project beyond the first lateral edge of the base planar member such that when the label is attached to the mounting surface, the overlying member may be selectively uncoupled and recoupled to the mounting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventor: Neil G. Sellars
  • Publication number: 20110193333
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a medication administration card that includes a sheet of rigid material having a first and second side, the sheet also having a first portion, a second portion and a folded edge located between both portions. The sheet includes at least one row of spaced cavities having at least five spaced cavities which correspond to the days of the week located on the second portion of the sheet each spaced cavity of sufficient size and dimension to maintain one or more pills having a surface area, at least one row the sheet includes an additional spaced cavity for a spare pill or pills. Spanning across these spaced cavities is a metallic foil layer. A label on the second portion of the sheet includes an identifier proximate to each spaced cavity to identify each weekday and a separate identifier to denote a spare set of pills.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventor: Delmer H. Parrish
  • Patent number: 7987621
    Abstract: An apparatus and related method for conveying information associated with containers. The apparatus comprises a container supporting modification means which when selectively altered effectively changes the appearance of the container such that a unique visual communication is produced. The related method comprises selectively altering the modification means supported by the container thereby providing a unique visual communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventor: Brian K. Elias
  • Patent number: 7988199
    Abstract: A safety skin appliqué kit for parents and custodians of children, disabled persons, and the elderly, including a marking pen and a pre-packaged collection of preprinted skin appliqués each removably sandwiched between two carrier sheets. Each of the appliqués further comprise a die cut section of breathable polyurethane tape, printed with a forward image on one side defined by a lightly-colored high-contrast window, and pre-printed plea to call if lost. The appliqués are coated with hypoallergenic acrylate adhesive for application to skin or other surfaces. Parents and custodians can apply one of said appliques' to their child, disabled person, or elderly charge, and write a contact telephone number in the window of the appliqué. This way, if their charge becomes lost, passersby will notice the appliqué, read the contact telephone number, and call the custodian.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventor: Michele Welsh
  • Publication number: 20110181034
    Abstract: A nursing tracking sticker is placed on the outside of a nursing pad. The sticker is shaped to conform to the outside of the pad without interfering with the use of the pad or the ability of the pad to absorb any leaking breast milk. The sticker provides an easy way for mothers to track and organize their baby's feeding schedule and is easily carried with the mother at all times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventor: Shannon Uhle
  • Publication number: 20110175344
    Abstract: A labeling sticker for the visual identification of a tool having a corresponding working dimension working size is provided. The sticker includes a base sheet having a releasable surface, a sheeting adhered to the base sheet having a reflective printable surface and a metal bonding adhesive layer, and a numeric size indicia printed on the reflective surface which correlates to the working size of the tool to be identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventor: Jeffrey Sackley
  • Patent number: 7980890
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention is directed to an adhesive laminate label for a communications device. The adhesive laminate label includes an upper label including visible indicia and at least one lower label. Each of the lower labels includes corresponding visible indicia that are different than the visible indicia of the upper label and of the other lower labels. At least the visible indicia of each lower label are covered by either the upper label or one of the other lower labels and the upper and lower labels are removably adhered to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Gibson, Keith Kosanovich, Max Banakar
  • Patent number: 7975414
    Abstract: This relates to a label to be attached to a surface, the label comprising a transponder. The label comprises a non-adherent flap which contains the transponder. This also relates to a web comprising a backing web and labels, and to a system comprising a surface and a label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: UPM Raflatac Oy
    Inventors: Matti Ritamäki, Samuli Strömberg, Marko Hanhikorpi, Jarkko Miettinen, Lari Kytölä