Check, Label, Or Tag Patents (Class 40/299.01)
  • Patent number: 11253116
    Abstract: A toilet seat includes a toilet seat frame having a first support surface and an edge defining an aperture extending through the toilet seat frame. The first support surface is configured to at least partially support a user on the toilet seat. The toilet seat also includes a flexible support member having an outer rim coupled to the edge of the toilet seat frame such that the flexible support member is suspended across the aperture of the toilet seat frame. The flexible support member includes a second support surface configured to at least partially support the user on the toilet seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventors: Joseph M. Hand, Brian A. Henne, Brian LeMahieu, Roy Spatz
  • Patent number: 11033158
    Abstract: A urinal training system includes a base having a first side wall and a second side wall and a bottom floor extending therebetween; a top pivotally attached to the base, the top having a top edge, a first side, a second side, and a back wall extending therebetween; and a urinal apparatus embedded within the back wall of the top; the bottom floor provides a place to stand on while using the urinal apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Jesse Marshall
  • Patent number: 10987967
    Abstract: A micro-optic device, including: a transparent substrate; first lens elements on a first side of the substrate that reveal first image elements on a second side of the substrate; and second lens elements on the second side of the substrate that reveal second image elements on the first side of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: CCL Secure Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Karlo Ivan Jolic, Gary Fairless Power
  • Patent number: 10647475
    Abstract: In one aspect, an article is configured to close a first product and attach to a second product. The article includes a tag and a fastener. The tag has a perimeter. The tag includes an aperture and a first cut connecting the aperture and the perimeter. The aperture and first cut are configured to accept a portion of the first product. The fastener is connected to the tag at a joint, wherein the fastener is configured to attach to the second product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Bedford Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Milbrandt, David Schiller, Trevor Wintz, Jeffrey Tschetter, Colin O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 9803444
    Abstract: A method of obtaining data from a subsea control module of an underwater well facility is provided. The method comprises: providing a tag which stores data relating to the module, the tag being operable to wirelessly transmit the data to a reader device; locating the tag at the module; providing a reader device; and interrogating the tag using the reader device, such that the tag is caused to wirelessly transmit the data to the reader device, wherein the tag is communicatively connected to a subsea electronics module for receiving information therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: GE Oil & Gas UK Limited
    Inventors: Graham Thomas Morley, Steven Lewis Simpson
  • Publication number: 20150102710
    Abstract: A beverage identification tile is provided that includes a sheet of material and a plurality of beverage type identifiers. The sheet of material has a first face and a second face which have a polygonal shape defined by a plurality of edges. A different beverage type identifier of the plurality of beverage type identifiers is printed along each edge of the plurality of edges of the first face and of the second face. A shelf labeling system includes a shelf, a plurality of slots, and the beverage identification tile. The shelf includes a front wall, a back wall, and a base mounted between the front wall and the back wall. The sheet of material is sized to slide into a slot of the plurality of slots formed in the front wall along an edge of the front wall with a beverage type identifier visible above the edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Sub-Zero, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip F. Hottmann, Curtis Leroy Cruver, IV, John F. Andrews
  • Patent number: 8999477
    Abstract: An apparatus for attachment to a medicine container has a label with label surface such that it can be written upon by hand with a writing instrument. An attachment mechanism is provided which will attach the label to a medicine container. The label surface contains thermochromic material to indicate change in body temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Frederick A. Hirth
  • Publication number: 20150076220
    Abstract: A fabric label that includes a base material applied to the fabric, and a labeling area on the base material organized into a dashboard arrangement having at least three sections that include a size section having indicia indicating a size of the fabric material, a matrix barcode section configured to store data related to at least one from among the fabric, reorder information, and a URI preferably in the form of a URL, and a care instruction section. A message section can also be included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Mark Nelson
  • Patent number: 8979047
    Abstract: A mounting bracket (1, 41, 91, 121) for a roof window has a frame mountable member (2, 2a, 93, 123), a roof mountable member (3, 3a, 94, 124) and a hinge arrangement (22, 34, 95, 125) for mechanically coupling the roof mountable member (3, 3a, 94, 124) and the frame mountable member (2, 2a, 93, 123) together so that the roof mountable member (3, 3a, 94, 124) is movable between an out of use storage position and an in use mounting position. The location of the pivotal point of the hinge arrangement (22, 34, 95, 125) is movable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Sean Coyle
  • Patent number: 8967574
    Abstract: Hang tags are provided for mounting on merchandise in a retail setting. The hang tags include a card with a plurality of edges, with a region of reinforcing material located at or adjacent to the top edge of the card, surrounding an aperture through which a fastener is received. The region defines the shape of a pair of intersecting elongated shapes such as ovals or ellipses, thereby positioning the reinforcing material in the locations where it is most needed to prevent theft-based removal of the tag from the merchandise, while omitting reinforcing material from the locations where it is not needed. Also provided is an attachment device, such as an applicator gun, for substantially simultaneously applying the reinforcing material to the tag and fastening the tag to a piece of merchandise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Avery Denninson Corporation
    Inventor: Ian J. Forster
  • Publication number: 20150040446
    Abstract: In an outdoor unit, at least the name of a refrigerant used is indicated on the outer side of a cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Jiro NAKASU, Hiroaki MAKINO, Minoru ISHII, Kenta KAWAHARA, Wataru YAMADA, Takahiro YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20140328734
    Abstract: A biological sample containment system and method are provided that include a container for storing the biological sample and an indicator affixed to the container for displaying at least one measured characteristics of the container or sample, wherein measurement of the characteristic is commenced by activation of the indicator. In yet another embodiment of the invention, a biological sample containment system and method are provided that include a container for collecting a biological sample and a label affixed to the container, wherein information relating to the biological sample or container is situated on the label and at least a portion of said information is situated on a face of the label that is affixed to the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Jamieson W. Crawford, Gary D. Fletcher, Robert S. Golabek, JR., Sol F. Green, Myriam Lopez, Dimitrios Manoussakis, C. Mark Newby, Girish Parmar, Paul R. Soskey, Timothy A. Stevens, Yuguang Wu
  • Publication number: 20140317978
    Abstract: An Electric Wiring Device Marking System which allows attachment of labeled (or non labeled) inserts or stickers in the proper orientation. In some embodiments, a system which utilizes a Post-Installation-Visible Date Stamp. In some embodiments, utilizing labeling which communicate by visual and/or tactile means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Kyung Tae Kim
  • Publication number: 20140312183
    Abstract: A cable tie with means to form a loop in order to mount cables against a panel or a marking badge. The cable tie has an integrated panel anchor having an elongated body in an area where the cable tie has an elongated cross-section and changes direction at least one time. The cable tie is intended to be mounted in a panel that has an opening with a shape that is a combination of a circular hole and a elongated opening. The mounting starts with a bending around the panel anchor which is then mounted into the openings elongated part. Then the cable tie is rotated typically 90° around the axis of the circular part of the opening. Then by releasing the bending, the band on each side of the panel anchor is fixed in the elongated part of the opening and the panel anchor is fixed towards the back-side of the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Jan Berglund
  • Publication number: 20140298694
    Abstract: A detachable member for detachably mounting to a hanger is provided. The hanger includes a first surface and a second surface. The detachable member includes a first clamping portion, a second clamping portion and a connecting mechanism. The first and second clamping portions are connected together via the connecting mechanism and disposed respectively on the first and second surfaces. Whereby, the detachable member is pretty conspicuous, recognizable and attractive, and misplacement of an article with the detachable member on a suspender can be avoided and the management of articles is efficient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: CHI-TSAI CHANG
  • Patent number: 8844178
    Abstract: The application is directed to check presenters having contrasting colors/tones on the exterior sides thereof. The contrast permits a restaurant server to determine whether payment has yet been enclosed or not, so that payment may be processed in a timely manner and yet without the need to interrupt a customer to determine whether or not payment has yet been enclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: John G. Myers
  • Publication number: 20140259838
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to cards that comprise indicators on the edge of the card stock to help identify the card. The indicators may be projections on the edge of the card stock formed by ridges, grooves, dimples, burrs, protrusions, or other like projections that provide at least a portion of the edge of the card stock with a textured surface. A user may identify the card by viewing the projections or touching the projections on the edge of the card stock, and identifying the type of projections, height of the projections, or the spacing of the projections on the edge of the card stock. The ability to identify the card stock simply through touch may be useful to visually impaired users for differentiating between types of cards that may otherwise be difficult to identify without projections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth G. Tattersall
  • Publication number: 20140259820
    Abstract: A roofing shingle comprising a base mat having a tab portion covered with granules and a headlap portion covered with a mask or film layer. An asphalt-based coating is applied to at least a top surface of the base mat. The film layer is adhered to the asphalt-based coating applied to the headlap portion and the granules are adhered to the asphalt-based coating applied to the tab portion. The film layer is adapted for preventing granules from adhering to the headlap portion of the base mat and, as such, the headlap portion may be substantially free from any granules adhered thereto. A method for manufacturing a roofing shingle is also provided wherein granules that are not adhered to the tab portion of one shingle may be collected and reapplied the tab portion of another shingle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: TAMKO Building Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Humphreys, Thomas M. King, Rodney Lewis
  • Publication number: 20140250746
    Abstract: A signaling device for structural reinforcements in the form of bars or plates, with the signaling device comprising at least one identification label and additionally a part which can be connected to the bars or plates of the reinforcement in such a way that at least one identification label projects from the connectable part. The label has two differentiated zones: an inner zone adjacent to the connectable part and another outer zone, located further from said part. The inner zone of the identification label may comprise a color mark with a length equal to the length of the side mortar coating required when the reinforcement is embedded in the bed joint of a wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Luis Adell Lopez
  • Patent number: 8816940
    Abstract: An embodiment is a display unit. The display unit includes a substrate layer, a layer of colored fluid on the substrate layer, and a transparent actuator element on the layer of the colored fluid. The layer of colored fluid has a thickness and a color. The transparent actuator element modulates the thickness of the colored fluid upon activated by a force such that the colored fluid is changed from a first state to a second state or vice versa. The modulated thickness provides a variable optical density of the colored fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Jergens Hans Daniel, Michael Bassler
  • Patent number: 8806787
    Abstract: A collation of printed marketing signs for delivery or distribution to a retail store includes at least a first group of marketing signs and a second group of marketing signs. Each group has at least one stack of marketing signs for altering product display structures in a retail store and each marketing sign in each stack has a same non-rectangular shape. The first group of signs includes a first level of priority and the second group of signs includes a second level of priority. The first level of priority indicates that the first group of signs be set in the store before the second group of signs, which have the second level of priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel G. Engelby, Christopher H. Kaye
  • Publication number: 20140215870
    Abstract: A mattress, mattress topper, mattress protector, bedspread, or pillow covering material, in particular for covering mattresses, mattress protectors, mattress cases, mattress toppers, pillow cases, shirt cases, or underbedding, has at least one material layer made of a knitted, warp-knitted, or woven material having an outer side, which faces away from the mattress, mattress topper, mattress protector, bedspread, or pillow core in the covered state, and an inner side, which faces toward the mattress, mattress topper, mattress protector, bedspread, or pillow core in the covered state, wherein least a partial region of the outer side or the inner side has color-changeable indicator particles to indicate a contamination by mite excrement, bodily fluids, or bacteria. Furthermore, a mattress, mattress topper, mattress protector, pillow, or bedspread core and a mattress, mattress topper, mattress protector, bedspread, or pillow covering are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Bodet & Horst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Gerd-Hermann Horst
  • Publication number: 20140208623
    Abstract: A detachable member for detachably mounting to a hanger is provided. The hanger includes a first surface and a second surface. The detachable member includes a first clamping portion, a second clamping portion and a connecting mechanism. The first and second clamping portions are connected together via the connecting mechanism and disposed respectively on the first and second surfaces. Whereby, the detachable member is pretty conspicuous, recognizable and attractive, and misplacement of an article with the detachable member on a suspender can be avoided and the management of articles is efficient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Chi-Tsai CHANG
  • Publication number: 20140190221
    Abstract: The current disclosure describes and teaches a key organizing system which may include one or more key holder assemblies attached to a key organizer. Each key holder assembly forms a tree structure through the fastening mechanisms and the attachment assemblies of key holders. The tree structure is dynamically configured to reflect the relationship of the keys to a property. Keys are attached to the tree structure which facilitates the organization of the keys. The key organizer may include one or more swing sheets. Each swing sheet may include one or more swing hangers. The current invention helps owners or managers of one or multiple residential or commercial properties to better organize keys to their properties by mapping the relationship of the keys to a tree structure and storing the keys accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Hong Jiang, Benjamin Jiang Cymbala
  • Patent number: 8752314
    Abstract: An information ring for use with a catheter is disclosed. The information ring includes a body having a first end and a second end. The body has a first body face extending between the first end and the second end, and a second, generally convex face extending between the first end and the second end. The body has an opening extending therethrough between the first body face and the second face. A first indicia portion is located at the first end. The first indicia portion has a first indicia face sized to allow indicia to be printed on the first indicia face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Schweikert
  • Patent number: 8745906
    Abstract: A dose tracking method is supported by a multi-flag label construction that label-links a primary container to at least one secondary container. The dose tracking methodology comprises a series of steps including: printing information associated with a source container upon a parent label and a series of child labels, the parent and child labels forming a portion of a multi-layered, multi-flag label; adhesively attaching a transparent end of the multi-flag label to the source container, the transparent end overlying the information associated with the source container; drawing a dose from the source container into a dose container; removing a select child label from the multi-flag label; adhesively attaching the removed select child label to the dose container; and inputting the printed information from the select child label into a dose tracking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Timothy N. Cloninger
  • Patent number: 8746510
    Abstract: A device for dispensing a flowable material is disclosed. The device includes a container holding the flowable material therein and a pumping assembly attached to the container. The pumping assembly includes a pump and a placard portion configured for displaying viewable information thereon associated with the flowable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Antonio M. Cittadino, Carolyn C. Byl, Matthew T. Wilcox, Alan P. Paal, Gregory D. Budz, Robert W. Cornell
  • Publication number: 20140152428
    Abstract: A non-speaking reminding device used in getting off a public transportation mainly comprises a mark section disposed on a displayed object which is convenient to carry at an apparent place. The mark section disposes a popular and easy understanding signified pattern. Preferably, the mark section can further combine a miniature illuminant or a sound resource. Therefore, the subject reminding device visually reminds other people without speaking that the user is going to get off a vehicle, which renders other people able to displace their positions automatically and create an unobstructed passage for the user to pass and get off the vehicle quickly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Wei-Zhang Zhou, Zi-He Zhou
  • Publication number: 20140144808
    Abstract: Mattress packaging displays and the display containers for displaying one or more mattresses in a retail environment generally include a bottom panel, a top panel, sidewalls extending from the bottom panel to the top panel, a front facing panel, and a rear facing panel; wherein the container is seated on the bottom panel during display and comprises at least one opening exposing at least a portion of the mattress, and wherein the container is configured to contain the mattress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: DREAMWELL, LTD.
    Inventor: Matthew Anderson
  • Patent number: 8726553
    Abstract: Labels for a garment include a fabric first label with brand indicia woven therein for attachment to the garment and a fabric second label with content indicia printed thereon for attachment to the garment. The printed content indicia has an appearance of being woven like the woven brand indicia. The content indicia is preferably printed in a font having an appearance similar to alphanumeric characters of the woven brand indicia. The font preferably resembles a thread pattern of the alphanumeric characters of the woven brand indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Artco Global Group
    Inventor: Kevin J. O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20140123437
    Abstract: A fastener assistance device comprising an elongated shank having a first end and an opposite second end and a first clip containing a first inner surface configured for selective securement of a button and/or similar like fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: PETER HANSON
  • Publication number: 20140103121
    Abstract: Selectively concealable indicator assemblies configured to mount behind a wall plate, which provides an interface to interior wiring and is operatively mounted to a wall with a mounting fits tenet. The indicator assembly includes an elongate member and an indicator. The elongate member is disposed between the wall and the wall plate and configured to move between a first position substantially concealed by the wall plate and a second position where at least a portion of the elongate member extends beyond the wall plate. The indicator is disposed on the portion of the elongate member that extends beyond the wall plate when the elongate indicator is in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Kurt VanderWel
  • Publication number: 20140097237
    Abstract: A method for recycling a mail piece by a user that utilizes a postage-paid indicator that includes an intelligent barcode and the postal system which scans the intelligent barcode and compares it with a first data file that contains information concerning the distribution of funds generated from the sale of the recycle indicator and a second data file that contains information concerning a recycling destination of the mail piece to which the postage-paid recycle indicator is affixed by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Frank W. Delfer
  • Patent number: 8691369
    Abstract: A layer combination with a marking is proposed, for example, for a miniaturized electrical component. The layer combination includes a first layer and a different release layer, which is applied on it, on which a pattern is formed by a released pattern-like area. The release area is formed from an inorganic, semiconducting, insulating material, where the pattern produced thereon is machine-readable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: EPCOS AG
    Inventors: Alexander Schmajew, Hans Krueger, Alois Stelzl
  • Publication number: 20140090282
    Abstract: A spoke flag made of weather-resistant and tear-resistant material may be wrapped around a single spoke such as a bicycle spoke. The spoke flag may wrap around the spoke on one end of the spoke flag and may be secured thereto by means of a single strip of double-sided tape which sticks to both the spoke and spoke flag, or by a clip or clamps. The length of the flag may be sufficient to flutter when in motion. The spoke flag may include various artistic designs and may include advertising.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
  • Publication number: 20140082819
    Abstract: A one-piece bodysuit for an infant. The infant bodysuit having a first panel, and a second panel attached to the first panel. At least one fastener is provided to attach the first panel to the second panel. The first panel is attached at peripheral edges to the second panel to define an opening into which an infant torso is received. The second panel has a fabric weight thickness and thermal property different from a fabric weight thickness and thermal property of the first panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Munchkin Inc.
  • Publication number: 20140084089
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to labels having one or more information dyes and methods for their use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Avery Demmison Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas LANEY, Wen-Li A. CHEN, Chieh-Wen CHEN
  • Patent number: 8677660
    Abstract: A support bracket for an upright tracer wire conduit proximate a pipeline riser with an above grade flange having bolt holes for receipt of mounting bolts. The bracket has a first hole sized to accommodate the mounting bolt shank diameter and a second hole spaced from the first hole and sized to accommodate a diameter of said upright tracer wire conduit. The bracket is thereby arranged for fastening to the above grade flange of the pipeline riser through alignment of the first hole of the bracket with one of the bolt holes of the above grade flange and fastening of the mounting bolt through said aligned holes in order to support the tracer wire conduit in an upright position extending through the second hole. A surface of the bracket facing away from the holes presents a label carrying area of the bracket for displaying identifying information concerning the pipeline or riser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Michael A. Reid
  • Publication number: 20140068979
    Abstract: An artifact is provided that includes a substrate imprinted with personalized information including time-sensitive elements. At least a portion of the personalized information is configured to self-destruct over a time period that is commensurate with the time-sensitive elements. The artifact also includes a material operable for affixing the substrate to a subject with which the personalized information is associated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Steven Tischer
  • Patent number: 8646195
    Abstract: A front panel assembly includes a front panel, and an identification plate. The front panel defines two arc-shaped slots and a through hole. The through hole includes a positioning area, first and second extension areas extending from the positioning area along perpendicular directions, and a transition area between the first and second extension areas. The identification plate includes a main body with a logo marked on a front side, and two engagement tabs and a cam protruding from a back side of the identification plate. The engagement tabs slidably engage in the corresponding slots. The cam includes a rotation portion received in the positioning area of the through hole, and a locking portion extending from the rotation portion to move between the first extension area, the second extension area, and the transition area of the through hole, with the identification plate rotating relative to the front panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Li-Ren Fu, Zheng-Heng Sun
  • Publication number: 20140013638
    Abstract: Described in some aspects of the present invention are methods and systems that can be used to track occurrences and/or non-occurrences of medical-related events, for example, to record whether one or more medical-related events have occurred at a particular time or during a particular time interval. Any suitable number of events may be tracked using such methods and systems, and the types and varieties of events that can be tracked are diverse. Examples include but are not limited to vaccine or other drug administrations, physical therapies, tests, diagnoses and surgeries. In some preferred embodiments, these and/or other medical-related occurrences or events will be tracked using an article that can be worn about the body of a patient although a variety of non-wearable articles can be utilized as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Lauren Braun
  • Publication number: 20130340304
    Abstract: A self-powered, self-contained, signage device includes a bistable display with its state-change power received from an actuator handle or pushbutton attached to a mechanically activated generator integral to the display. The device may be integrated into actuating members for various equipment types thereby providing a highly visible status indication of equipment operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Montemayor Cavazos, Karla Morena Guajardo Gonzalez, Alberto Sanchez Garza, Carlos Alberto Gutierrez Ordonez, Daniela Montserrat Portilla Gonzalez, Lucy Adriana Boldo Casanova
  • Patent number: 8609211
    Abstract: A label that is removable from the article with which it is associated, or includes a removable section thereof, and includes only a single substrate. The substrate has a front side and a back side, and an ink disposed on the back side of the substrate, which remains with the substrate during removal of the substrate, or a section thereof, from an article. The label further includes an abhesive disposed adjacent the ink on the back side of the substrate. The label may have at least one set of perforations to provide a removable section of the label. These perforations may be provided by an apparatus for providing consistent perforations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Multi-Color Corporation
    Inventors: Steve Boucher, Wally Zychowski, Tom Renier
  • Publication number: 20130318749
    Abstract: An improved D-ring apparatus is provided that comprises a first arm and a second arm, a first arcuate member and a second arcuate member, and a connecting member. The first arm and second arm are substantially parallel to each other. The first arcuate member and the second arcuate member are attached to the first and second arms so that the first and second members are located at opposite ends of the first and second arms and form a continuous apparatus. A connecting member is attached to the first and second arm approximately mid-way between the first and second arcuate members, thereby forming a first aperture and a second aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventor: Jarrod Segura
  • Patent number: 8590751
    Abstract: A utility panel for a dispenser that is mounted to a support structure by a backplate includes opposed lateral legs that extend from a main section to form a receiving channel therebetween. The main section is configured to display any desired physical indicia, such as advertising messages, for viewing by the user of the dispenser, while the lateral sections include retention tabs that are received within guide channels formed between the backplate and the support structure. As the utility panel is attached to the dispenser, the blackplate is received within the receiving channel of the utility panel until the retention tabs are snap-fit into corresponding lock channels provided by the backplate of the dispenser. As such, the utility panel is easily retrofit to a previously-installed dispenser without the use of tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick Ciavarella, Dean DeCarlo, David D. Hayes
  • Publication number: 20130276338
    Abstract: A tire tag for identifying mounting locations of a tire. The tire tag includes a base plate and at least one attachment portion extending outwardly from the base plate. The base plate has an upper surface, and markings showing a mounting location of the tire are provided on the upper surface of the base plate. The attachment portion is configured for removable attachment to an air valve of the tire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Mike AMARAL
  • Publication number: 20130278948
    Abstract: A method and system of printing a pharmaceutical label is disclosed. The method and system includes a mechanism for receiving patient prescription information, with is entered into a prescription entry system. The vial size may be calculated based on the patient prescription information. Spacing for printing dosing indicia on a pharmaceutical label is calculated and printed on the pharmaceutical label. The pharmaceutical label may then be applied to a vial, which may include an indexing mechanism to aid tracking of doses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Mark H. Miller
  • Publication number: 20130274675
    Abstract: A drug administration safety device having a label configured to be attached to a drug container such as a syringe or IV bag, an adhesive on the back face of the label, and a backing or substrate for holding the label and protecting the adhesive prior to the application of the label to the drug container. In one embodiment, the label includes a first drug name section in a first orientation, a second drug name section in a second orientation, a third drug name section in a third orientation, a drug concentration section, a variable information section, and a gradiation viewing section. The first orientation, second orientation, and third orientation are different from each other to enable a user to readily see the drug name regardless of the position and orientation of the drug container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Amy Elizabeth Langan, Richard John Kruzynski, John Anton Kollar, III, Patricia Lynn Miyake, Monique LaSayre Kruk, Mark Francis Wagner
  • Publication number: 20130269226
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a container with one or more secondary objects housed in the container and configured with indicia to communicate a message. One or more secondary objects in communication with a weight are housed in the container. A combination of the weight and buoyancy characteristics of the secondary object(s) supports floating of the secondary object in the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Lev Volftsun
  • Publication number: 20130270337
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an information encoding, marking, tracking, and transmission system for information related to nutritional substances, including nutritional content. Upon the creation of a nutritional substance, whether grown, raised, caught, collected or synthesized, information regarding the nutritional substance is accumulated, encoded and referenced to the particular nutritional substance. This information can be marked directly on the nutritional substance, but can instead be stored elsewhere, and referenced to the nutritional substance by means of a marking, unique identifier, a unique inherent property, unique genetic attribute, or an induced genetic attribute. A consumer of the nutritional substance can use this reference to retrieve the information regarding the creation of the particular nutritional substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Eugenio Minvielle