Combined With Receptacle Means (e.g., Pocket, Container, Envelope, Etc.) Patents (Class 40/124.06)
  • Patent number: 10286715
    Abstract: A greeting card, and envelope designed and or formatted to reconfigure to accept and conceal a receptacle by dimension, which stores at least one recording or recorded storage device, medium. or media such as but not limited to DVD's, CD's, Compact disc, USB drive's, gift card's, paper currency, etc. The storage devices or mediums allows the giver to download, record, combine and store image's graphic, photo's video's, music, art poetry, literature, records, etc., from an authorized website's and can be combined with personal all reserves in a greeting card and create a personal customized album. The images, audio and information can be downloaded on the receiver's PC and selected images, audio and the information can be duplicated and printed such as photos can be framed, used as wallpaper etc., and the original storage devices or medium can be stored with the greeting card and receptacle can be stored as albums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Raymond Aniban, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10035634
    Abstract: A packet according to some embodiments of the disclosure is provided for holding a goods package. The packet includes a carrier on which a pop-up bag is mounted. When the packet is folded, the carrier and the pop-up bag are substantially flattened. When the packet is opened, the carrier is unfolded which opens the pop-up bag. Coupons or other loose articles can be place in the pop-up bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: THE SEGERDAHL CORP.
    Inventor: Brock James Murphy
  • Patent number: 9764584
    Abstract: A greeting card having a miniature model of a faux harp attached thereto with a die cut character attached to a motor which effects movement of the die cut character such that it appears the die cut character is playing the faux harp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Erin Dennis, Seth Larson
  • Patent number: 9694617
    Abstract: A greeting card having a miniature model of a faux harp attached thereto with a die cut character attached to a motor which effects movement of the die cut character such that it appears the die cut character is playing the faux harp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Erin Dennis, Seth Larson
  • Publication number: 20150135564
    Abstract: An interactive electronic greeting card with pop up feature includes a three-sided pocket or cavity which houses various electronic and mechanical components and a pop up element. In a first position, the pop up element is substantially contained within the greeting card pocket or cavity. When the push button is depressed, the pop up element is ejected or “pops up” out of the greeting card pocket or cavity, revealing a greeting or other printed indicia. The push button also initiates playback of a pre-loaded digital audio file, which may be a spoken message, a sound, a song, music or other such audio recording.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Melissa Flesher
  • Patent number: 9027270
    Abstract: A point of sale device includes a card mounted on a hanger on a vertically extending mounting structure of a retail shop. The card carries a reusable storage container in which articles are stored. The container includes a body with an opening closed by a transparent, sealable, removable and re-sealable lid. The container is mounted on the card and the device is mounted on the hanger so a prospective purchaser can see the articles through the transparent lid. In one embodiment, the body includes a permanent magnet abutting the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: The Hillman Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven C. Berenson, Edson A. Mejia, David Weck
  • Patent number: 9027269
    Abstract: An interactive electronic greeting card with pop up feature includes a three-sided pocket or cavity which houses various electronic and mechanical components and a pop up element. In a first position, the pop up element is substantially contained within the greeting card pocket or cavity. When the push button is depressed, the pop up element is ejected or “pops up” out of the greeting card pocket or cavity, revealing a greeting or other printed indicia. The push button also initiates playback of a pre-loaded digital audio file, which may be a spoken message, a sound, a song, music or other such audio recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Lauren Budzar, John Talbot, Lynne Shlonsky, Melissa Flesher
  • Patent number: 9021726
    Abstract: A sliding panel gift card holder includes a panel mounted within a sleeve, pouch or bag, the panel being hingedly connected to a draw flap and then to a cover flap. Upon opening the cover flap, the draw flap draws the panel out of the sleeve to reveal a gift card secured upon the panel, thereby presenting the gift card to a recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Gift Card Impressions, LLC
    Inventors: Brett R. Glass, Nicole E. Glass
  • Patent number: 9002737
    Abstract: Systems and methods for distributing and activating gift cards and advertising so as to provide a gift card mall in the home of a gift giver are described. The system can include a unitary single-sheet form, a package envelope, an activation system, a delivery system, and a redemption system. The system can also include a publication. A plurality of the forms can be inserted into the package envelope for delivery to the gift giver. The gift giver can select one or more of the gift cards for activation and delivery to a gift recipient. The gift recipient can then redeem the activated gift received from the gift giver for a redemption item sold or provided by a retailer, service provider, or manufacturer. The redemption item can be a good, service, or money. The redemption item can be purchased at an online shopping mall, by telephone, or in a retail store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: WILopEN Products LC
    Inventor: Richard Wilen
  • Publication number: 20150075041
    Abstract: A display card holder for use on support surfaces, such as golf carts includes a display card retaining sleeve and a sleeve holder. The sleeve holder includes an entrance slot having inwardly extending retention ridges which deform and thereby reduce vibration of the retaining sleeve. The sleeve holder may further include a mechanical locking mechanism for securing the sleeve in the sleeve holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: PH2 Engineered Products, LLc
    Inventors: M. Randall Pasternak, George Hinkens
  • Patent number: 8978882
    Abstract: An assembly for holding a transaction card, such as a gift card, upon a panel that pivots to be received within a pouch, pocket or sleeve to hold and retain the card during transport and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Gifr Card Impressions, LLC
    Inventors: Brett R. Glass, Nicole E. Glass
  • Patent number: 8966794
    Abstract: A tray unit having a tray that is open at the top and a card holder mounted to the outer peripheral face of the tray. The tray has a bottom face, an outer peripheral wall that rises upward from the outer peripheral part of the bottom face, and a flange extending from the upper face side of the outer peripheral wall in the outer peripheral direction. The card holder has a card insertion portion along the outer peripheral wall of the tray and to the outside of the outer peripheral wall, and to which a card is removably inserted, and a guide portion that is provided at the upper part of the card insertion portion and has formed thereon a sloped face that increases in height from the outer peripheral wall of the tray in the outer peripheral direction of the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Healthcare Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiichi Kuromitsu, Mitsuaki Ishikawa, Chikara Takauo, Tooru Kusanagi
  • Patent number: 8959808
    Abstract: Provided is a greeting card which provides a three-dimensional effect and enables the change of the layout of a picture. Also provided is a protective case for a greeting card which enables the greeting card to be viewed in a standing state. Specifically, provided is a three-dimensional greeting card including a picture part formed in at least part of a greeting card body, the picture part being configured by sticking an appropriate number of constituent picture pieces on top of one another. Also specifically, provided is a protective case for a greeting card, including a transparent plastic case body including upper and lower openings, the protective case further including: a protruding piece for forming a foot part, the protruding piece being formed at the lower opening so as to be outwardly bendable; and a protruding piece for forming a greeting card receiving part, the protruding piece being formed at the lower opening so as to be inwardly bendable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Kowabo Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuaki Uno, Susumu Hashimoto, Kenji Nishioka, Toshiki Akiyama
  • Patent number: 8955241
    Abstract: Sani Card, the professional business card that combines a standard size business card with a pre-moistened, self-contained hand, eye glass or computer screen cleaning wipe all in a clear plastic wrap sealed at both ends. This card is a marketing/promotional product designed to separate the card holder from his competition. It is a considerate, thoughtful and value add gesture in anticipation of future business and causes the recipient to remember who the card holder is, what he does and what company he represents. The main components are a standard size business card, pre-moistened wipe and clear plastic wrapper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Walter Daniel Wolf
  • Patent number: 8919018
    Abstract: A display system is disclosed having a casing, a drawer and a stopping mechanism. The drawer is inserted into the casing and a hidden section of the drawer is alternately hidden from view and then displayed when the system transitions between retracted and extended positions respectively. The drawer may optionally include an insert that is displayed when the display is in the extended position. In one aspect, the stopping mechanism may be a flexible membrane attached to the inside of the casing and the drawer back. Alternatively, the casing may include a crossbar section disposed within said drawer where fasteners within said drawer prevent drawer extension beyond the crossbar thereby providing the stopping mechanism. Functionally, the display system may serve as a greeting card where images on the casing and drawer are drawn apart on drawer extraction to reveal extended images on the hidden section and the insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: HJovic Design LLC
    Inventor: David J. Udovic
  • Publication number: 20140366410
    Abstract: An interactive electronic greeting card with pop up feature includes a three-sided pocket or cavity which houses various electronic and mechanical components and a pop up element. In a first position, the pop up element is substantially contained within the greeting card pocket or cavity. When the push button is depressed, the pop up element is ejected or “pops up” out of the greeting card pocket or cavity, revealing a greeting or other printed indicia. The push button also initiates playback of a pre-loaded digital audio file, which may be a spoken message, a sound, a song, music or other such audio recording.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Lauren Budzar, John Talbot, Lynne Shlonsky, Melissa Flesher
  • Patent number: 8898944
    Abstract: I provide a hang tag, preferably used for a saleable item such as clothing, that is convertible into a storage container. The storage container can then be used to store the purchased item. In a method of use, a user can remove the hang tag from a recently purchased saleable item of clothing, and, through a series of folds and interlocking of panels, create the storage containers in which the user could place the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Joyce Michel
  • Patent number: 8898938
    Abstract: The present invention relates to articles having die cut portions that form a window or a frame-like structure. Set into the window or frame-like structure is an object, affixed or mounted in transparent material, such that the object is visible from both the front and the rear of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Carol Mary Stone
  • Patent number: 8898939
    Abstract: A combination gift card holder and message delivery package facilitates the identification of a gift card contained within the package while presenting the recipient with an accompanying message prior to fully revealing the gift card. The package includes first, second and third panels. The first and second panels and the second and third panels are connected with one another along a common edge and are pivotable with respect to each other. The panels have cutouts therein. The gift card is positioned in the package between the second and third panels thereby exposing a portion of a front surface of the gift card through the cutout in the third panel and exposing a portion of a rear surface of the gift card through the cutout in the second panel, thereby partially concealing the gift card while exposing an identification marking thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hallmark Cards, Incorporated
    Inventors: Sara F. Kibbe, Timothy G. Bodendistel
  • Patent number: 8875886
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing a carrier card on which a transaction card is mounted and to which an envelope is integrally but detachably attached are described. According to one aspect, a carrier card arrangement that is suitable for carrying a transaction card includes a carrier portion and an envelope portion that is integrally formed with an edge of the carrier portion. The edge of the carrier portion is at least partially defined by at least one perforation. The carrier portion includes a first surface that is on an opposite side of the carrier portion from a second surface. The envelope portion has a third surface that at least partially abuts the second surface, and is sized to accommodate the transaction card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Judith Brill, Philip J. Luongo, Jr., Ian S. Macnider
  • Patent number: 8844990
    Abstract: An advertising device for an improved golf ball retriever is provided. The golf ball retriever includes a hollow shaft made of a clear plastic material wherein an advertising slip can be placed into the hollow shaft by the use of a pole. The shaft may include a grip on one end for secure maneuvering of the golf ball retriever during retrieval. The shaft includes a suction cup with a hollow center on the opposite end where the grip may be located for retrieving a golf ball. The top end of the shaft also includes apertures in the shaft that allow a hanging device to be removably affixed to the shaft of the golf ball retriever. The top end of the shaft also has an end cap removably attached to the shaft to enclose the top end of the hollow shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Ball Pro, Inc.
    Inventor: Edna Bingham
  • Publication number: 20140287182
    Abstract: The present invention relates to greetings cards generally and to Christmas cards and novelty cards in particular. Greetings cards, usually packaged with an envelope, come in a variety of styles. There are both mass-produced as well as handmade versions that are distributed by hundreds of companies large and small. There is a belief that greetings cards are becoming bland; the sending of Christmas cards is often seen as a chore. Equally, there is an increasing number of cards which are sent to surprise the recipients, or joke cards, which may be sent to communicate emotions to a recipient. The present invention seeks to provide a solution to the problems addressed above. The present invention seeks to provide a novelty card which is simple to manufacture and can provide a novelty noise to be created when first used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Jamal Merdassi
  • Patent number: 8839951
    Abstract: An a card holder for holding a transaction card, such as a gift card, upon a card holding panel that pivots or flips to reveal the gift card in response to operation of a pull element. The holder may include multiple pages in addition to the card holding panel. The pull element is linked to a cover panel that, when opened, also causes the card holding panel to open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Gift Card Impressions, LLC
    Inventors: Brett R. Glass, Nicole E. Glass
  • Patent number: 8800758
    Abstract: A first aspect pertains to a gift card carrier that also operates as a greeting card. A first folded configuration, the gift card carrier presents the gift card for purchase. In a second folded configuration, the gift card carrier acts like a greeting card that encloses the gift card. A second aspect pertains to a gift card carrier with a depression for receiving a gift card therein. The depression may make the gift card appear flush mounted within a panel of the gift card carrier. A third aspect pertains to a gift card carrier with an image of hardware device that includes a display, and a gift card that includes an image associated with the hardware device. The gift card is positioned over the display region of the hardware device image making it appear as if the gift card is the display, and the image thereon is being displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Jamie Roberts
  • Patent number: 8793912
    Abstract: A greeting card display system features a greeting card with a card first panel and a card second panel pivotally attached. A first crease divides a card front surface from a card back surface and a card first inside surface from a card second inside surface. The system features a protective sleeve with a sleeve first panel and a sleeve second panel. The protective sleeve features a sleeve cavity with a single sleeve opening adapted for insertion of the greeting card. The sleeve first panel is pivotally located on the sleeve second panel via a sleeve first outside crease that divides the front surface from the back surface and a sleeve first inside crease that divides the first inside surface from the second inside surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Julie Gunther
  • Patent number: 8763286
    Abstract: An interactive sound generating greeting card having two separate and distinct components, one being an outer greeting card which serves as a pocket or cavity with a slot located thereon providing access to the pocket or cavity and the other being an inner greeting card which is sized to partially fit into the cavity in the outer greeting card. A sound module is contained and concealed within the outer greeting card cavity, including a switch mechanism. The inner greeting card and switch mechanism work in combination to control the playback of a digital audio file stored on the sound module such that when the inner greeting card is contained within the cavity of the outer greeting card, playback of the digital audio file is deactivated and when the inner greeting card is removed from the cavity of the outer greeting card, playback of the digital audio file is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: American Greetings Corporation
    Inventors: Eva Jin, Tiger Qiao, Jonathan Talbot, David Mayer, Allison Marsh
  • Patent number: 8763291
    Abstract: Support devices and graphic display systems in which the graphic display material is supported by a support device that is rollable with the flexible graphic display material, eliminating the need for traditional frames or stands. The support devices include a thin-walled elongate body having a length extending between first and second ends and having first and second side edges extending along the length of the elongate body. The side edges include at least one recess or protrusion for selectively locking the side edges together to selectively orient the elongate body in an elongate tube-shaped configuration when the side edges are selectively locked together. The thin-walled elongate body is sufficiently flexible so that when the side edges are disengaged from each other the elongate body can be rolled along its length into a tube-shaped configuration for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: John A. Nichols
  • Patent number: 8730024
    Abstract: A removable fuel tank indicator having a housing, wherein the housing is removable and universal to all automobiles and wherein the housing attaches to an automobile connection point located within the interior of the automobile; a removable arm temporarily attached to the housing, wherein the removable arm signals which side of the automobile a fuel tank is located; a means for attaching the housing to the automobile connection point wherein the automobile connection point is located within the interior of the automobile and said connection point is capable of attaching to the housing; the fragrance cartridge adapted for insertion into the opening and locking into the cavity of the housing, wherein where the cartridge is properly inserted into the opening and cavity of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Carlos H. Cabezas
  • Patent number: 8707594
    Abstract: A card holder assembly for holding multiple transaction cards, such as gift cards, to a common backer panel for presentation and sale. Cards mounted on the backer panel may be lifted for scanning by a card reader without necessitating removal of the cards from the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Gift Card Impressions, LLC
    Inventors: Brett R. Glass, Nicole E. Glass
  • Patent number: 8701315
    Abstract: A reduced profile gift card holder includes a pocket for storing a gift card and a tear away panel for holding a gift card prior to purchase, yet is dimensioned so that one or more of such holders may be presented for sale in prior art display boxes designed to hold only gift cards. The holder may include enhancement elements such as graphics and text upon the holder surfaces and pop-up elements that move and stand off from the surfaces of the holder when the holder is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Gift Card Impressions, LLC
    Inventors: Brett R. Glass, Nicole E. Glass
  • Patent number: 8695255
    Abstract: A holder for displaying a sheet of material is provided. The holder includes a backplate, a lens, and a bracket. The bracket includes a frame defining at least one vertical wall bordering at least one inner wall. The at least one inner wall includes at least one connector for connecting to at least one corresponding connector of the lens for securing the lens to the bracket. A portion of the lens contacts a first wall of the at least one vertical wall and a first inner wall of the at least one inner wall. The backplate is secured to the bracket via at least one fastener. A portion of the backplate contacts a second wall of the at least one vertical wall and a second inner wall of the at least one inner wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Joseph Anzalone
  • Patent number: 8690042
    Abstract: An assembly including a front panel is separated from a back panel by a panel fold line. Side flaps are disposed at opposing edges of the front panel and are each separated from the front panel by a flap fold line. The side flaps include a front flap surface with an adhesive material and a back flap surface opposite the front flap surface. The assembly is foldable about the panel fold line to dispose the back panel adjacent the front panel and foldable about the flap fold line to dispose the back flap surface adjacent a front surface of the back panel when the back panel is folded. In a folded position, the assembly forms a pocket between the front and back panels, and is adherable by the adhesive material to a separate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Continental Datalabel, Inc.
    Inventors: Amanda Wawrzyniak, Todd Davis
  • Patent number: 8672129
    Abstract: A card holder for holding a plurality of transaction cards, such as a gift cards, that minimizes display rack space occupied by the holder when it is on display for sale, but that expands to hold multiple gift cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Gift Card Impressions, LLC
    Inventors: Brett R. Glass, Nicole E. Glass
  • Patent number: 8650779
    Abstract: A transaction card holder for holding a transaction card to an elongate structure, such as a flower stem associated with a floral arrangement. The transaction card holder includes a pocket for holding the transaction card and a clip projecting from the holder to engage the elongate structure. A transaction card holder assembly includes a transaction card holder secured to a backer for displaying the holder at a point of sale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Gift Card Impressions, LLC
    Inventors: Brett R. Glass, Nicole E. Glass
  • Publication number: 20140041264
    Abstract: Greeting card with an electronic screen incorporated in any way into or onto the material, are described herein having a durable body composed of heavy gauge vinyl, leather, rubber, wood, foam, cloth, or any material capable of withstanding frequent use. The incorporated screen in the durable body may be located in the front, back, or inside of the card, depending upon the size and style of the electronic device and/or the style or type of greeting message. The greeting card may include panels, holes, or open areas which may be located throughout various locations on the durable greeting card body to provide access to any number of ports, buttons, screens, keypads, switches, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: Donald Chambers
  • Patent number: 8616583
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to reusable notecard. In one embodiment, the reusable notecard is comprised of a trifold panel having a left panel, a center panel and a right panel and a reclosable closing mechanism, connected to the trifold panel, to releasably secure the left panel to the right panel when folded over one another. In one embodiment, the adjustable left panel is comprised of a plurality of left panel fold lines and the right panel is comprised of a plurality of right panel fold lines, the plurality of left panel fold lines and the plurality of right panel fold lines for adapting to dimensions of contents inside the notecard. In one embodiment, the trifold panel is made of a material allowing for non-permanent markings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: Milana D. Davis
  • Patent number: 8616434
    Abstract: A printable and imprintable multi-component form is described that features detachable components including a correspondence piece, an envelope, and a variable element. The multi-component form is formed from two plies of material such as paper, plastic, foil, or paperboard. The correspondence piece can be a greeting card or a post card. The variable element can be a scrip, a customizable component, e.g., a wallet-sized photograph, or a product stamp. The scrip can be any non-monetary certificate exchangeable for currency, goods, or services including, for example, a gift card or a gift certificate. The assembled envelope can be used to mail the correspondence piece and variable element to a recipient. The detachable components can be separated from one another and from the sheet of material of the form at a plurality of lines of separation such as perforations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: WILopEN Products, LC
    Inventor: Richard Wilen
  • Patent number: 8613155
    Abstract: A greeting card display system has a greeting card with a card first panel and a card second panel pivotally attached. A first crease divides a card front surface from a card back surface and a card first inside surface from a card second inside surface. The system has a protective sleeve with a sleeve first panel and a sleeve second panel. The protective sleeve has a sleeve cavity with a single sleeve opening adapted for insertion of the greeting card. The sleeve first panel is pivotally located on the sleeve second panel via a sleeve first outside crease that divides the front surface from the back surface and a sleeve first inside crease that divides the first inside surface from the second inside surface. The system has a display unit adapted to receive the protective sleeve on a display unit front surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Inventor: Julie Gunther
  • Publication number: 20130333256
    Abstract: A trading card (10) that is collectible by one or more users comprises a card body (12) and a first card insert (20). The card body (12) includes a first side (14), an opposed second side (16), and a first slot region (18A) that is formed into at least one of the first side (14) and the second side (16). The first card insert (20) is selectively positioned within the first slot region (18A). Additionally, the trading card (10) can further comprise a second card insert (20) that is selectively and alternatively positioned within the first slot region (18A). The card body (12) can further include a second slot region (18B). Each of the card inserts (20) can be interchangeably positioned within one of the first slot region (18A) and the second slot region (18B).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Gregg Kohn, Michael Eggleston
  • Patent number: 8595962
    Abstract: An expanding card holder includes pleated flaps operated by manipulating opposing pull tabs to selectively reveal hidden images, decorations, characters or text within the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Gift Card Impressions, LLC
    Inventors: Brett R. Glass, Nicole E. Glass
  • Publication number: 20130263481
    Abstract: A greetings card is disclosed. The card includes a card body 3, a repository 2 and a trigger mechanism 1. The trigger mechanism 1 is actuable by a user to cause ejection of material in the repository.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: Supalocal Limited
    Inventor: Obinna Ihenacho Alozie Nwosu
  • Publication number: 20130248606
    Abstract: The reusable card, such as a greeting card or postcard, and envelope include a front leaf and rear leaf and may be hinged together. An insert is removably placed within a slot in the front leaf and viewed through a window in the front leaf for viewing both sides of the insert. The rear leaf includes a modifiable message on a customizable greetings space, such as handwriting which can be removably placed. A scannable tag can be scanned by a smartphone to access a data storage location through the internet where customizable video and audio greetings can be provided for viewing by a recipient of the greeting card and re-recording when the greeting card is to be reused. The envelope has spaces thereon where address and return labels and postage can be removably placed. The envelope also includes a resealable closure allowing the interior of the envelope to be closed and reopened multiple times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Robert Beadles, Nicole Beadles
  • Publication number: 20130247432
    Abstract: The card forming a support for a valuable object, particularly a small precious metal ingot incorporated in said card, includes a core with a through aperture in which said valuable object is arranged, said through aperture having larger dimensions than those defined by the contour of said valuable object in the main geometric plane of said card. This valuable object is located in a central area of the through aperture so that a transparent peripheral area surrounds the valuable object inside said through aperture. The valuable object is embedded in a transparent resin which entirely fills the area peripheral to said valuable object between said object and the contour of the through aperture, so that the space remaining in the aperture around the valuable object is entirely filled by the resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: NAGRAID S.A.
    Inventor: François Droz
  • Patent number: 8516726
    Abstract: An audio gift tag assembly including means for removably attaching the assembly to the neck of a container. In certain embodiments, the assembly includes means for receiving and holding a transaction card, such as a gift card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Gift Card Impressions, LLC
    Inventor: Brett R. Glass
  • Publication number: 20130192105
    Abstract: A card holder assembly for holding multiple transaction cards, such as gift cards, to a common backer panel for presentation and sale. Cards mounted on the backer panel may be lifted for scanning by a card reader without necessitating removal of the cards from the assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: GIFT CARD IMPRESSIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Brett R. Glass, Nicole E. Glass
  • Publication number: 20130167414
    Abstract: A display system is disclosed having a casing, a drawer and a stopping mechanism. The drawer is inserted into the casing and a hidden section of the drawer is alternately hidden from view and then displayed when the system transitions between retracted and extended positions respectively. The drawer may optionally include an insert that is displayed when the display is in the extended position. In one aspect, the stopping mechanism may be a flexible membrane attached to the inside of the casing and the drawer back. Alternatively, the casing may include a crossbar section disposed within said drawer where fasteners within said drawer prevent drawer extension beyond the crossbar thereby providing the stopping mechanism. Functionally, the display system may serve as a greeting card where images on the casing and drawer are drawn apart on drawer extraction to reveal extended images on the hidden section and the insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventor: David J. Udovic
  • Patent number: 8474163
    Abstract: A greeting bag is described that is includes a gift bag and a greeting card. The gift bag and greeting card connect together to form the integrated assembly of the greeting bag that has a purposefully coordinated single decorative style. The gift bag and greeting card have individual decors that define alternative aspects of that particular theme of a decorative style. An attachment mechanism can also be included in the greeting bag that further fixes the greeting card to the gift bag. The attachment mechanism can have a third decor as well as a size and dimensions that can include an image or sentiment. A method is described wherein a greeting bag is selected by selecting a gift bag from a set of one or more gift bags that share a common decorative style. A greeting card is selected from a set of one or more greeting cards that share the same common decorative style with the gift bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventor: Richard H. Rubin
  • Patent number: 8474162
    Abstract: An ornament gift card holder that includes a removably attached gift card, a slot for inserting the gift card into the holder after removal for loading at the point of purchase, a loop, hook or similar means for hanging the holder upon a Christmas tree or other desired location, and audio circuitry for recording and playing sound such as music and/or a message from the gift giver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Gift Card Impressions, LLC
    Inventor: Brett R. Glass
  • Publication number: 20130126598
    Abstract: The reusable greeting card and envelope include a front leaf and rear leaf hinged together. An insert is removably placed within a slot in the front leaf and viewed through a window in the front leaf for viewing both sides of the insert. The rear leaf includes a modifiable message on a customizable greetings space, such as handwriting which can be removably placed. A scannable tag can be scanned by a smartphone to access a data storage location through the internet where customizable video and audio greetings can be provided for viewing by a recipient of the greeting card and re-recording when the greeting card is to be reused. The envelope has spaces thereon where address and return labels and postage can be removably placed. The envelope also includes a resealable closure allowing the interior of the envelope to be closed and reopened multiple times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventors: Nicole Beadles, Robert Beadles, David Sandison
  • Patent number: 8443534
    Abstract: A tabbing apparatus is provided that includes a pocket and a tab element disposed within the pocket in a retracted position. The tab element includes an indexing segment configured for protruding from the pocket in an extended position as a tab and for being received within the pocket in the retracted position, an anchor portion attached to the pocket, and an intermediate portion connecting the anchor portion and indexing segment and configured for folding to allow the indexing segment to move between the retracted position and the extended position. The indexing segment is configured for displaying writing thereon for indexing a file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Esselte Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Goodfellow, Braden Jones, Brian Causse