Label Patents (Class 283/81)
  • Patent number: 7794812
    Abstract: A label form which includes a backing member having a label member removably attached to the backing member and a transparent laminate removably attached to the backing member. The backing member can include a split-line crack for allowing the label member and the transparent laminate to be aligned and attached to a stock member. The transparent laminate can be located on the backing member so as not to cover the label member, wherein the label member includes an exposed surface for printing on the label member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Smead Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: William Sanford
  • Publication number: 20100214064
    Abstract: An inter-office communication management system can include an inter-office communication item such as an inter-office mail envelope or routing slip. The inter-office communication item can be a transient document. An inter-office communication identifier placement module can affix an inter-office communication identifier to the first inter-office communication label. The inter-office communication label can be attached to the inter-office communication item. An inter-office communication tracking module can be used to track the inter-office communication item based on the inter-office communication identifier affixed to the inter-office communication label.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED
    Inventor: ERIC J. SHRADER
  • Patent number: 7781041
    Abstract: There is provided an adhesive composite cover and method of use in which the cover is well suited to effectively cover a temporary tattoo utilized in radiation therapy treatments. The cover includes a transparent, flexible layer with a rigid layer releasably adhered thereto. The first, flexible layer has a lower adhesive surface, an upper low-adhesion surface and a predefined peripheral edge. The second, rigid layer has a lower surface releasably adhered to the upper low-adhesion surface of the first layer, an opposing upper exposed surface, and a peripheral edge cooperative with the predefined peripheral edge of the first layer to preserve the integrity of the first layer during handling and application. The second layer is removed from the first layer only after the first layer is adhered to a patient's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Beekley Corporation
    Inventor: Mark Broyles
  • Patent number: 7766240
    Abstract: A pre-printed case label is provided for labeling cases that contain item-level packages such as clamshells of produce or loose bulk produce. The pre-printed case label includes a common identifier and space for adding a tag that includes a unique identifier. A case that includes the pre-printed case label and the tag provides case-level traceability through the distribution chain. Additionally, the item-level packages, or items of loose bulk produce, can include their own individual traceability codes to extend the traceability down to the item level. Methods provided herein associate non-lot-specific information, like brand and quantity, and lot-specific information, like harvest event data, with the unique identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: YottaMark, Inc.
    Inventor: Elliott Grant
  • Patent number: 7762590
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an individualized security document such as a passport, savings book or bankbook or the like which has a number of pages which are joined together by means of a fixing or adhesive. Incorporated into the security document by means of the fixing or adhesive is a transfer film which is provided with security elements and which has a base film and a decorative layer arrangement having the security elements. The decorative layer arrangement can be transferred onto the associated page of the security document. At the same time the base film is detached from the decorative layer arrangement and can be cut out of the security document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: OVD Kinegram AG
    Inventors: Réne Staub, Thomas Herbert Griebel, Olaf Krolzig, Josef Bucher
  • Patent number: 7758080
    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: April 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventors: Bryan W. Vidler, Frank Lombardo, Bryce C. Waggoner, Gary M. Cairns
  • Patent number: 7751929
    Abstract: A package handling system for use with a plurality of packages having package identification thereon. The system of one embodiment comprises processing stations where packages having heterogeneous contents are processed. One or more identifiers are positioned at the processing stations to detect the package identifications associated with the packages. A controller is coupled to the identifier and has access to first and second package data. The first package data related to an actual condition of the package, and the second package data related to acceptable package conditions. A labeler coupled to the controller is configured to apply a first label to the package if the first and second package data indicate that the package is in an acceptable condition or a second label if the first and second package data indicate that the package is in a condition requiring further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander C. Prater, Suzanne C. Reynolds, Mackenzie Smith
  • Patent number: 7744797
    Abstract: A multilayer security element with at least two security features exactly disposed to each other is produced by the security features being present on separate carrier foils (100, 200) and the carrier foils being laminated with each other in such a way that the security features in the layer compound are disposed to each other in register. As to achieve an exact register of the security features, each carrier foil has register marks, with the help of which the foils are controlled relative to each other. The controlling is effected by stretching that carrier foil, the security features of which are running behind relative to the security features of the respective other carrier foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventor: Theo Burchard
  • Patent number: 7744131
    Abstract: A one-piece adhesive label is provided incorporating an integral tear strip. The tear strip is formed as the user grasps one activation tab that resides on either opposite end of the label. Preferably, one tab is formed at each opposite end. Slits formed on the opposite ends of the label adjacent the tabs enable the label to be torn in a uniform manner, taking advantage of the particular material characteristics of the label sheet that has unidirectional fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Corporate Express US Inc.
    Inventor: Debra A. Urbanek
  • Publication number: 20100156087
    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: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: Premier Print & Services Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Raming
  • Patent number: 7740280
    Abstract: In an embodiment, there is disclosed a product labeling system comprising: a first high energy electromagnetic or particle wave generator, at least one second high energy electromagnetic of particle wave generator; and a controller operatively configured to direct wave produced by said first generator and the wave produced by said second generator onto a portion of the subsurface of the product to mark the product at said subsurface without generating any substantial disruption of the surface of said product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Inventor: Steven J. Moore
  • Patent number: 7740282
    Abstract: A cable port identification system is disclosed that provides identification facilities for communication, data, other cabling and/or wires and the connectors to which they are coupled found in a multi-port station. In some implementations the identification facilities can include label retention and protection and may also include label magnification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick S. McNutt, Phillip Phung, James Lee Martin
  • Patent number: 7740411
    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: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Inventor: Stacy Kaufman
  • Patent number: 7735873
    Abstract: The present invention provides a shipping method for guaranteeing that an article for shipping has remained sealed with a seal and has remained unopened. Specifically, first, the sender is asked to enter a signature on a seal. Because of the pressure from a writing implement at time of entering, the signature is copied to a sheet for verification. An article for shipping is sealed with a seal and transported to a recipient. The signature on the seal is verified against the signature on the sheet for verification. By confirming that the two match, it is confirmed that the seal has not been replaced. Thus it is guaranteed that the article for shipping has remained sealed with the seal and has remained unopened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Sunny Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaaki Nisikawa
  • Patent number: 7728726
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Inventor: William Berson
  • Patent number: 7726696
    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 structure aligned with 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 the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Continental Datalabel, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Flynn, Patrick J. Flynn
  • Publication number: 20100127491
    Abstract: An aspect of the present disclosure relates to a label including a liner having a first surface, a second surface and at least one edge, wherein the second surface is configured to receive an image forming substance; a laminate, disposed on the first surface of the liner, wherein the laminate extends past the at least one edge, forming a frame portion around the liner; and an adhesive, disposed on at least a portion of the frame portion of the laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: ELECTRONIC IMAGING MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: George SCHOLL, Jason WILDER
  • Patent number: 7722084
    Abstract: A delivery slip 10 includes a first sheet 11 having a first sheet base 11A, both surfaces of which are provided with print letters P1; and a second sheet 12, which is provided separately from the first sheet 11, and, one surface of a second sheet base 12A is provided with an adhesive layer 12B, while the other surface is provided with print letters P2. The first sheet 11, being in a folded state, is temporarily stuck to the second sheet 12 through a releasable treatment layer 11B, and is to be held between the second sheet 12 and an adherend W by attaching the adhesive layer 12B, which is exposed outside of the first sheet 11, to the adherend W.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Lintec Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7722083
    Abstract: A labeling apparatus has a source of printed labels that have adhesive backing, a vacuum pickup with two opposable arms, a blower bar to support a label on air. Each opposable arm has its own vacuum head and each head is removably attachable to a respective end portion of the label. The apparatus also has a label position sensor, and the vacuum pickup is movable from a pickup position to a wrap position. Each pickup arm has a plurality of spring loaded pins. A two layer label has a backing strip, an inner layer, and an outer layer, and at least one removable portion of the outer layer. The label has a neck portion and two end portions, such that the label set may be wrapped a container with the two end portions adhered back to back to each other. The neck portion is relatively narrower than either of the two end portions and is relatively offset so that it is closer to a front edge of the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Talyst Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. McCarthy, James E. Torina, Darcy Clarke, John Andrew Moulds, Thomas E. Vorndran
  • Publication number: 20100117349
    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: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dmitry IVUTIN, Tsukasa MATSUDA, Eizo KURIHARA, Mario FUSE, Kunihiro TAKAHASHI, Shoji YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20100109316
    Abstract: A label sheet assembly including a liner sheet, a carrier sheet, and a facestock sheet. The facestock sheet includes cut lines defining labels and cut lines defining at least a portion of a carrier strip. The carrier sheet can include cut lines defining at least a portion of the carrier strip. The carrier strip can be removed from the label sheet assembly to expose at least a portion of a layer of pressure sensitive adhesive on the labels. The label sheet assembly has a uniform thickness in an area that includes the carrier strip and the labels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Le H. Hong, Michael Novak, Jerry G. Hodsdon, Gildardo Ramirez Villegas, Alejandro G. Veyna Hernandez, Florence M. Brisee, Ronald Ugolick
  • Patent number: 7709417
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to providing a security sticker which is hard to be counterfeited, cannot be reused if being released and includes a printed image that is stable over a long period of time, and is directed to providing a method for manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Kiwa Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeo Yukawa
  • Patent number: 7709072
    Abstract: An adhesive pattern for a label system is disclosed. The adhesive pattern includes a label sheet having a plurality of non-adhesive sections, and a plurality of adhesive sections connected to the non-adhesive sections. The non-adhesive sections and the adhesive sections are in alternate arrangement to form the label sheet. The label sheet also includes a plurality of labels having a first end and a second end, and the first end is attached to a non-adhesive section. Upon removal of the label from a non-adhesive section, the label has a non-sticking surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jack E. Caveney, Barry O. Page, David P. Newman
  • Publication number: 20100102545
    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 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 portion disposed over a removable shape within the label shape. The registration tab is raisable above the back sheet surface and the removable shape adheres to the registration tab while being raised, thereby removing the removable shape from the label shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventor: Timothy J. Flynn
  • Publication number: 20100102544
    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 structure aligned with the label shape. The registration structure is one of raised or raisable above the back sheet surface and includes an edge extending at a non-perpendicular angle from the back sheet surface or the removable panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventor: Timothy J. Flynn
  • Patent number: 7691462
    Abstract: A label assembly comprised of a carrier strip and a plurality of labels. The carrier strip comprises at least a first backing layer and a layer of adhesive material located over said first backing layer. A second backing layer may be located over said adhesive layer. Predetermined areas are removed from the second backing area to expose the adhesive layer, which allows the labels to be removably adhered to the carrier strip. Sections may be further cutout of the carrier strip for a dual-sided printing arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: HellermannTyton Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Erwin, James A. Petersen
  • Patent number: 7687135
    Abstract: The top label is equipped with an inscription in the form of a barcode and a model number. A recess, which continues in two channels also implemented in the bottom label, is provided in the bottom label where the gas exchange opening is located when the label is used as intended. The top label covers the channel system. The channels discharge into the surroundings at the label edge, so that two gas passage openings are defined by the intersection region between label contour and the contours of the channel system. Liquid may drain out of the channel system in many different spatial orientations of the housing which the label is stuck onto as intended. A gas permeable membrane may advantageously be positioned in the region of the recess and extending somewhat over it. The membrane may also extend over the entire bottom of the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Schreiner Group GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventor: Uwe Birk
  • Patent number: 7682687
    Abstract: Disclosed is a forgery-preventing film having a structure in which a thermoplastic resin film is attached to both faces of a light-shielding layer processed for forgery prevention. It is impossible to recognize the letter information to be protected in the forgery-preventing film without peeling the information-concealing layer therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: YUPO Corporation
    Inventors: Katsukuni Nitta, Kazuyo Senga
  • Patent number: 7681921
    Abstract: A system, method, computer program, and business form that may be used to more quickly, accurately, and efficiently label, identify, track, and inventory new and previously-owned vehicles on an auto dealer's lot. Many aspects may also be used to track other objects such as hotel keys. The computer program and method include the steps of: receiving vehicle information for at least one vehicle to be delivered to the auto dealer; storing the vehicle information in a vehicle database accessible by the computer; receiving data obtained from the vehicle when the vehicle is delivered to the auto dealer; comparing the data to the vehicle database to determine if vehicle information has been received for the vehicle; and directing a printer to print at least a portion of the vehicle information on an identifier to be applied to the vehicle if the data corresponds to the vehicle information in the vehicle database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Ward-Kraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Merlin Mercer, James P. Harman, Jr., Loyce W. Harman, legal representative, Mary Lillian Sisseck, Lance J. Triplett, Duane L. Zimmer, Billy G. Cowan
  • Patent number: 7676947
    Abstract: A label printing kit, system, and method of use is disclosed which enables a user to print and easily apply labels to one or more units of a product with precise registration of the label on each unit of the product. The system utilizes labels with adhesive on a backside and a jig so that the labels can be easily, rapidly, and precisely applied manually to one or more units of a particular product, item or object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Inventors: Damon Borozny, Nakita Pope, David Baumgarten
  • Patent number: 7673909
    Abstract: A label intended to be applied to an article, and in particular to an item of cosmetic product packaging. The label includes a substrate having a first face which is covered, at least in part, by a first printing. A second face of the substrate is intended to be adhesive-bonded to the article. At least one first zone of the second face is covered by a first adhesive layer intended to hold the label in place on the article permanently. At least one second zone of the second face is covered by a second adhesive layer, different from the first one, with the second adhesive layer being such that the second zone is able to be unstuck from the article. The substrate also includes a second printing arranged so that, when the article is not transparent, the second printing is visible only when the second zone is unstuck from the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Guilhem Rousselet
  • Patent number: 7673406
    Abstract: Hanging laminar label having a main portion of essentially rectangular sheet of a width H and with a longitudinal central appendage, which is essentially rectangular and of a narrower width h, wherein the appendage is attached to the main portion by a connection neck that has a central portion of a constant width z and the distal end of the appendage has a wider section with a portion of a constant width Z, the sum of the widths of the main portion and the appendage H+h being equal to the sum of the widths of the connection neck and the wider section of the appendage z+Z.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Giro GH, S.A.
    Inventor: Ezequiel Giro Amigo
  • Publication number: 20100045025
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of assembly, labeling and programming decoupled EM tags used in the tagging and tracking of items wherein the tags including a printable label portion and a decoupler portion which are combined after printing on the surface of and programming a programmable device associated with the label portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventors: Andre Cote, Paul Richard Clarke, Anthony Kington
  • Publication number: 20100044264
    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: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: PREMIER PRINT & SERVICES GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Bruce A. Raming
  • Publication number: 20100007131
    Abstract: A display apparatus that can be positioned within a file cabinet, a file drawer, a hanging file and/or any other suitable file index system. A container is formed by the sheet material. The container has an edge panel forming at least one releasable tab. Each tab can be released or positioned away from an outer surface of the edge panel. A label sheet or label assembly has printable labels and at least one identification label. The identification label has or displays an identifier that corresponds to a particular design parameter of the label sheet. The identification label can be attached to the tab. The container can house one or more label sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventors: Timothy J. Flynn, Thomas E. Flynn, Patrick J. Flynn, Neal Hermanson, Phil Revell, Steve Solberg
  • Publication number: 20090315317
    Abstract: A label is provided having three parts separated by separation lines. Two of the three parts have pull tabs to allow them to be easily removed. The third part is a narrow strip between the separation lines that does not have a pull tab. When the label parts that have pull tabs are lifted off a product, the label separates at the separation lines, leaving the third narrow strip on the product. This narrow strip is then removed with a scraping action that tends to destroy the narrow strip. This makes it difficult to reconstruct the label after it has been removed from a product. In other embodiments, the label has two parts made of material that stretches when the parts are removed from a product. The stretching distorts a barcode graphic printed on the label making the barcode unreadable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Neal Anderson
  • Publication number: 20090315315
    Abstract: An advertising device including a container configured to hold contents; and a label removably adhered to the container; the label including indicia thereon identifying one of a product complementary to the container contents, and a product related to the container contents. A method of advertising including providing a container configured to hold contents; providing a label removably adhered to the container; and providing indicia on the label identifying one of a product complementary to the container contents, and a product related to the container contents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: NCC, INC.
    Inventor: Chahdad BOLOURI
  • Publication number: 20090314775
    Abstract: The invention relates to a label to be used as a security feature with a substrate layer and with an optically changeable section which can be microstructured, wherein the optically changeable section is connected to the substrate layer. Thus, the technical problem of creating a label of the type previously mentioned which is simple, reliable, and tamper-proof is solved. The substrate layer of said label is provided with at least one recess which is arranged along a line which runs slightly below the optically changeable section. The invention also relates to a packaging, in which at least one label with a container is connected to a closure having at least one recess arranged in the area between the container and the closure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: Tesa Scribos GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Dietrich, Christoph Jürgens, Stefan Stadler
  • Publication number: 20090301903
    Abstract: A packaging article including a flap for opening and reclosing the packaging article. The packaging article comprises a flexible packaging material and a label. The flexible packaging material includes the flap and a plurality of slits defining at least a portion of a boundary of the flap. The plurality of slits are substantially parallel to and spaced from one another and have a length dimension. When applying to the flap a tearing force directed substantially perpendicularly to the length dimensions of the plurality of slits, the flap can be opened by the tearing force tearing the flexible packaging material between the plurality of slits. A first portion of the label is affixed to a portion of the flap. A second portion of the label is adapted to be repeatedly removably adhered to a portion of the flexible packaging material adjacent the flap such that the flap can be opened and reclosed. The packaging article may be a ream wrapper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: PRINTPACK ILLINOIS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Andersson, Tony Alvarez, Ed Cigallio, Nathan Franklin
  • Patent number: 7630559
    Abstract: An article confirmation method has reading irreproducible fine characteristics from a genuine article, reading irreproducible fine characteristics from an article to be confirmed, comparing the irreproducible fine characteristics between the genuine article and the article to be confirmed, and determining authenticity of the article to be confirmed based on a comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kensuke Ito, Tadashi Shimizu, Hajime Sugino
  • Patent number: 7628427
    Abstract: A label for a prescription pharmacy bottle comprises a first portion adapted for securing to a front portion of a bottle, a second portion adapted for securing to back portion of a bottle, and a printed information on the label relating to a medication. The printed information includes a first type of information, a second type of information, and a third type of information. The first type of information includes prescription-related information including, but not limited to, a drug identifier and a patient identifier. The second type of information includes at least one of a drug identifier and a patient identifier. The third type of information includes warning information. The first type of information is always positioned in the first portion of the label and the third type of information is always positioned on the second portion of the label, and the first type of information is printed at a 180 degree opposite orientation of the second type and third type of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah B. Adler, Klaus Rosburg, Patrick L. Douglas, Matthew S. Grisik
  • Publication number: 20090295142
    Abstract: A label that includes an adhesive and is configured to be applied to an item, and related method. The adhesive is characterized as having a permanence that starts to develop upon contact of the label with the item and builds over time so eventually the label is permanently coupled to the item. The item can be damaged as a result of the label being removed from the item after the label is permanently coupled to the item. If the label is applied to the item in a first position, then the adhesive is configured to allow a removal of the label from the item without damaging the items and a reapplication of the label to the item in a second position within a limited period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: Alan William Maule, Thomas Mammen, Michelle Ann Canellopoulos, Uyen Vu Phuong Tran, Galen Chia Lin Wong, Gregory Allen Bodager, Kenneth John Wolfe, James Probst Akeley
  • Publication number: 20090295143
    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: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: Timothy J. Flynn, Patrick J. Flynn, Geoffrey T. Brossard
  • Publication number: 20090295140
    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: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: Timothy J. Flynn, Patrick J. Flynn, Geoffrey T. Brossard
  • Publication number: 20090295141
    Abstract: A system and method for providing labeling on a container. The system and method can include a container and a label applied thereto using any of a variety of adhesion or coupling techniques. The label may have any of a variety of indicia printed thereon. Additionally, the label may be releasably applied to the container so as to allow for the removal of the label without any residue remaining on the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: Global Coffee, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew F. Herbst, Jack D. Hughes, II
  • Patent number: 7624869
    Abstract: A wound care package includes a wound care product for treating a severe wound and an individual package in which the wound dressing is stored prior to usage. The wound care package further includes a booklet-type label affixed to an exterior surface of the individual package, the booklet-type label including on its interior surface severe wound treatment information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan S. Primer
  • Patent number: 7617622
    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: March 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Inventor: Brian K. Elias
  • Publication number: 20090273179
    Abstract: A resealable label flap has multiple separable layers positionable to cover an opening in a package containing removable articles. The label flap includes a base layer extending between a first end and a second end. The base layer includes a first adhesive that permits repeated application and separation of the base layer from the package. The base layer has a starting tab devoid of the first adhesive contained on the second end. A top layer is separably attached to the base layer. A top layer includes a second adhesive that permits repeated application and separation of the top layer from the release coating of the base layer. The top layer and the second adhesive have at least one access slit overlying the starting tab for facilitating separation of the top layer from the base layer when the base layer has been separated from the package. The base layer and the top layer are printed with text and/or graphics to supplement information printed elsewhere on the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: PRIME LABEL & SCREEN, INC.
    Inventors: Barry M. Scott, James F. Konicke
  • Publication number: 20090266735
    Abstract: This invention is a method of identifying the user of any beverage container by making available an empty marked out area on any existing beverage label for the sole purpose in which anyone can write their own personal name, initials or identification on to easily identify their own personal beverage. The specific area is added to the cylindrical beverage label that encompasses the beverage and the area made to fit in the label can be any size, shape, and distinction and made of any choice of label material to be chosen by any individual beverage, label company or corporation. The personalizable area of the label is incorporated into the layout and design of the label before printing and added to any area of the existing label that also contains identification of the container; such as the name of the beverage, itemization of ingredients, company name, barcode and recycling information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventor: Cherie Lynn Moore
  • Patent number: 7581843
    Abstract: An electrical fixture assembly is provided that is adapted to be modified to comply with a power usage limit assigned to the electrical fixture for operation in a circuit. The electrical fixture assembly has a surface and a label adapted to be applied to the surface. The label has a plurality of sections. Each section identifies a respective one of a plurality of power usage limits for operating the electrical fixture in a circuit. At least one of the sections is adapted to be removed from the label when the power usage limit identified by the at least one of the sections exceeds another power usage limit associated with the electrical fixture when installed in the circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Inventor: Joseph Stauner