Bottle-carried Indicia Patents (Class 40/310)
  • Patent number: 11459199
    Abstract: There is provided a printing apparatus, including: a casing having a discharge opening and a conveyance route; a roller; a driving source; a printing head; a scanner disposed at a downstream side in a discharge direction; and a controller. The controller is configured to, depending on a printing preparation command, detect a leading-end position of a sheet; determine whether a printing surface of the sheet includes an error position that is not suitable for printing; and convey the sheet until the error position reaches the downstream position from the printing head. Then, the controller controls the printing head to execute printing of an image on the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keita Koyama, Jyunji Maeda, Katsunori Sakai, Mitsuru Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11434946
    Abstract: A reusable clip for decorating a bottle enables a wide variety of decorations to be attached to the bottle, which may then be provided as a gift. The clip makes it very easy to securely attach and then easily remove the decorations. The clip also has features to enable flexible attachment of decorative components in a way that the decorations may be rearranged or redesigned as necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventor: Angela Yvonne Kinney
  • Patent number: 11410577
    Abstract: A privacy label system includes a single sheet of label material configured to be removably attached to a container of a product in an unfolded single layer configuration. The label material includes a top surface area configured to receive personal information of a recipient of the product and an opposing bottom surface area configured to receive advertising information associated with the product. An attachment system of the privacy label system is operable to removably attach the label material to the container in an unfolded single layer configuration such that the bottom surface area is positioned between the top surface area and the container, once the label material is attached to the container. The label material is operable to be removed from the container by the recipient by hand, in order to remove the personal information from the container and to reveal the advertising information to the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Privacy Tabs, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Powhida, Larry Frederick
  • Patent number: 11389021
    Abstract: Tasting flight kits are disclosed herein. An example tasting flight kit includes a drinking cup and a tray to support the drinking cup. The tray includes a base and an opening extending through the base. The opening has a larger diameter than a bottom portion of the drinking cup, such that when the drinking cup is inserted into the opening from a top side of the base, the bottom portion of the drinking cup extends through the opening and beyond a bottom side of the base. The example tasking flight kit also includes a ring having an outer diameter larger than a diameter of the opening. The ring is to be placed around the bottom portion of the drinking cup when the drinking cup is inserted into the opening to prevent the drinking cup from being removed from the opening when the tray is inverted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Kegan McDaniel, Roberto Meza
  • Patent number: 11382402
    Abstract: An assembly with a container comprising a sidewall and a recess in the sidewall, the recess comprising a top portion and a bottom portion, and structure that is configured to releasably retain a phone with two ends in the recess. The structure includes a first flexible strap that encircles the bottle and overlies part of the recess, the first strap comprising an integral first receptacle located in or over the recess that is configured to hold one end of the phone, and a second receptacle in or over either the top or bottom portion of the recess and that is configured to hold the other end of the phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventor: James King
  • Patent number: 11379864
    Abstract: A method of executing a double blind wine tasting event comprises providing a plurality of distinct wine bottles, a plurality of identical sleeves and a plurality of distinct covers. A first person places each of the wine bottles in a respective sleeve, with each of the sleeves including a respective distinct identifier. The first person keeps track of which wine bottle is placed in which sleeve. A second person then masks each of the identifiers with a respective cover, with each of the covers being removably attachable to the sleeves. The second person keeps track of which cover is masking which identifier. After these steps are carried out, a location of each of the wine bottles within the sleeves is unknown to every one of the participants. A plurality of carafes may be used as an alternative to the sleeves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: CLIINK LLC
    Inventor: Scott Jeffrey
  • Patent number: 11319105
    Abstract: A container extends along a longitudinal axis and includes a base, a body extending axially from the base, and a generally radially outwardly facing external surface having sharply outlined indicia. The indicia includes generally V-shaped depressions having outer slopes, inner slopes, and vertices connecting the slopes. A method of making the container is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Kitcher, Stuart Wild
  • Patent number: 11312536
    Abstract: An attachment device having a clip portion and a display element removably attachable to the clip portion. The clip portion is generally arcuate and dimensioned to slide down and engage a neck of a beverage container. The display element provides a pivotable snap-fit mechanism for operatively associating with a clasp pivot post and spaced apart attachment points of the clip portion. The display element provides an indicia medium for prominently displayed a message or design thereon, whereby the message may provide the occasion and/or sentiment associated with the engaged beverage container, all while allowing the container's intrinsic label to be readily visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Loraine Marie Fox
  • Patent number: 11241900
    Abstract: A sheet includes a first surface, a second surface, an adhesive portion, a fold-back portion, and a first area. The first surface extends in a first direction. The second surface is opposite to the first surface, and allows light to pass therethrough from the first surface to the second surface. The adhesive portion is a portion of the first surface to which an adhesive is applied, and is disposed at a first end portion of the sheet in the first direction. The fold-back portion is disposed on the first end portion. The first area is disposed on the adhesive portion between a first edge of the first end portion and the fold-back portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Toshiyasu Yukawa
  • Patent number: 11033019
    Abstract: A game call configured to emulate a sound of a predetermined species of animal, the call comprising a mouthpiece section, with a digitally reproduced image displayed thereon, in a manner such that the digitally reproduced image specifically relates to said predetermined species. A method of using a vacuum chamber, an internal fixture and a plurality of ventilated molds, which utilizes commercial off-the-shelf PVC piping components, for making molded image wrapped rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Deadshot Customs LLC
    Inventors: Christopher R. Betts, Zachary Martin Hornberg, Brian Matthew Rubenstein
  • Patent number: 10932597
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus and method for storing and modifying information that is disposed along an outside surface of a container. Optionally, the information is stored onto one or more strips that are each marked with information that facilitates exercise and other types of activity planning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Thomas Lingel
  • Patent number: 10918570
    Abstract: A medication container information concealment system includes a privacy label including a first side and a second side, a backing, and a tabular insert. The backing is configured to be peeled off of the second side and is detachably adhered to the second side. The tabular insert is detachably coupled to the second side via a perforated tab. The tabular insert includes tracking information. In response to a peeling off of the backing from the second side, an entirety of the second side is configured to wrap around and permanently affix to an outer surface of a container. The privacy label is configured to conceal information remaining on the outer surface of the container, leaving a portion of the first side exposed outwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: William M. Hincher, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10676240
    Abstract: A glass container including a body having a delamination factor less than or equal to 10 and at least one marking is described. The body has an inner surface, an outer surface, and a wall thickness extending between the outer surface and the inner surface. The marking is located within the wall thickness. In particular, the marking is a portion of the body having a refractive index that differs from a refractive index of an unmarked portion of the body. Methods of forming the marking within the body are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Stephan Lvovich Logunov, Leonard Thomas Masters, William James Miller, Alexander Mikhailovich Streltsov, Christopher Lee Timmons
  • Patent number: 10532868
    Abstract: A tag assembly (10, 210, 310, 410) includes a tag panel (14, 314, 414) and a elastomer panel (16). The tag panel (14, 314, 414) includes a first panel segment (22a, 322a, 422a) and a second panel segment (22b, 322b, 422b) demarcated from the first panel segment (22a, 322a, 422a) by a first fold line (48a, 348a). The second panel segment (22b, 322b, 422b) includes a panel aperture (34) and a plurality of slits (36, 236) communicating with the panel aperture (34) and defining a plurality of tabs (38, 238) therebetween. A retention aperture (24, 52, 58) is positioned on and through the tag panel (14, 314, 414). The elastomer panel (16) is bonded to the second panel segment (22b 322b 422b) and comprises a stretchable aperture (44), wherein the stretchable aperture (44) overlaps the panel aperture (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Bedford Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Trevor Wintz
  • Patent number: 10399761
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for creating highly articulated lenses and lens arrays from the combined effect of a clear-sided container of clear liquid whose sides are of uniform, conventional thickness, and may therefore be manufactured with conventional methods at conventional prices. The container's sides are shaped into the form of the surface of a lens or lens array, and in combination with the clear fluid within, whose index of refraction is close to that of the container wall, performs the function normally performed by a single lens of glass or plastic and focuses light on a plane within, or outside of said container. Such a container can be used both as an enhanced labeling display for clear fluid containers such as water, soda, liquors, liquid soap and many other liquid products, as well for as a display device only, enabling otherwise impractically thick and expensive lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Dan Kainen
  • Patent number: 10388192
    Abstract: A labeling article includes an elastic substrate and a tag. The elastic substrate has first and second opposed surfaces and a cut. The tag has third and fourth opposed major surfaces. An entirety of the third major surface overlies a portion of the first major surface. The third major surface is bonded to the first major surface. At least a portion of the tag is positioned adjacent the cut. In another aspect, a labeling article includes a first member and a second member. The first member is formed of an elastic material that includes a fastening opening therein and an interior portion that projects into the fastening opening. The second member is formed of an inelastic material that overlies at least the interior portion. The second and first members are bonded together. A composite web of labeling articles includes an elastic material web and first and second tag material strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Bedford Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay A. Milbrandt, Axel Wass, Jeff Maltas, Colin O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 9908671
    Abstract: The liquid filled bottle includes a plastic bottle (1) and a cover member (C) sealing an opening (5) of the bottle, the cover member (C) including: ā€”a closing portion (6) sealing the opening (5) of the bottle (1) in an annular area (6a), the closing portion having a circumference (8) defined by an outer edge of the annular area, the closing portion defining a first surface (S1) that is substantially planar and delimited by the circumference; and ā€”a label portion (10) that defines a second surface (S2), the label portion (10) and the closing portion (6) being parts of a single piece foil, for instance a flexible plastic foil. The second surface (S2) is entirely offset relative to the annular area (6a), the ratio between the second surface (S2) and the first surface (S1) being at least 1:2, and preferably at least 1:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: SA DES EAUX MINERALES D'EVIAN SAEME
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Besson, Christine Gehringer
  • Patent number: 9872815
    Abstract: A rack (10) to stock round (26) or semi-round medication containers. The rack (10) has a generally rectangular box shape and includes two side members (16). Both of the two side members (16) include one row of a plurality of generally ā€œCā€ shaped slots (24) forming a plurality of windows (28). A label (34) with indicia (23) and medication-related information (22) is provided on a face panel (17) of each side member (16). In operation, medication containers (26), including a label (32) with indicia (31) and medication-related information (30), are pegged into the slots (24) of the rack (10) so that the medication-related information (30) of the labels (32) of the medication containers (26) show through windows (28) and align with the corresponding medication-related information (22) of the face panels (17) of rack (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventor: Maria Lourdes Rivero
  • Patent number: 9865183
    Abstract: A labeling system that enables labels to be attached to medication dispensing products that lack adequate surface area for the labels. The labeling system utilizes a panel having a first planar surface with a geometric center. The first planar surface extends to a periphery having a polygonal shape. An opening is formed in the panel proximate the geometric center. The opening is sized to receive the medication dispenser. Labels are adhered to the first planar surface. The polygonal shape of the panel provides its periphery with a first number of flat side surfaces. The polygonal shape is a visual indicator, wherein the labels adhered to the first planar surface correspond in number to the flat side surfaces along the periphery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventor: Boryana Dorvil
  • Patent number: 9852665
    Abstract: A receipt and label roll comprises a core and a web having a longitudinally-extending axis and wound on the core along the axis. The web includes (i) a substrate having a front side and a back side opposite the front side, (ii) a thermally-sensitive coating disposed on the front side of the substrate, (iii) adhesive disposed on a portion of the back side of the substrate along the web axis, and (iv) a release coating disposed on the front side of the substrate along the web axis to prevent the adhesive from sticking to the front side of the substrate when the web is wound on the core. The web further includes (v) a longitudinal weakened structure extending along a direction parallel to the web axis and dividing the web into a first web portion on which the adhesive is disposed and a second web portion which is substantially devoid of adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Iconex LLC
    Inventors: Steven Harold Nahm, Robert McDaniel
  • Patent number: 9415559
    Abstract: A pouch for holding fluids is provided. The pouch includes a pouch body having a front panel and a back panel. The front panel is formed of a transparent material and includes a second indicia visible from the front of the pouch. The back panel includes a third indicia visible from the back of the pouch. The back panel includes a first indicia disposed one of the layers of the back panel and configured to be visible when the pouch is viewed from the front so as to block out the third indicia from view. A method of manufacturing a pouch is also provided. The method is directed towards facilitating the alignment of a graphical image on one side of the back panel with a graphical image on another side of the back panels in instances where the back panel is formed of multiple layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Pouch Pac Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: R. Charles Murray
  • Patent number: 9302833
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bottle pouring film. Specifically, a film is provided on a face of a bottle or on the neck thereof, having a shape, the shape of which can be curled into a pouring spout that may be placed within the neck of a bottle to aid in pouring fluids out of the same without spillage. The film may preferably be provided over the label of the bottle, and may be peeled from the same for use as a pour spout. Methods of making and using the same are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher T. Faye, Jeffery T. Faye, Jr., Lynn M. Faye, Jeffery T. Faye, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9290302
    Abstract: A medicine dispensing record system that joins with a medicine container and records and displays content and administration information about a medicine to ensure the proper administration of the medicine. The medicine information that is recorded may be erased and updated when a subsequent dose of medicine is administered. The medicine dispensing system includes an identification portion that affixes to the medicine container and includes a dry-erase surface that provides a receptive and erasable surface for a user to record and review information about a last medicine dose with information such as: time and/or date the last dose was administered, amount of medicine administered, current daily intake amount, contents of the medicine container, scheduled administration of the medicine, and warnings about the medicine. The information displayed on the surface is constantly revised with each subsequent dosage of the medicine with an attached dry-erase marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventor: Kimberlee Ann Horn
  • Patent number: 9216846
    Abstract: A device and system for temporarily sealing an orifice in a beverage container lid comprising a plug (10, 110, 210, 310) having an upper surface (14, 114, 214), a body portion (12, 112), and a lower surface (16, 116, 216), said body portion adapted to be inserted and releasably retained in the orifice to provide a temporary seal thereof, and an external member (20, 120, 220) located on the upper surface of the plug configured to allow a user to grip the plug for ease of removal from the orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: STIXTOGO, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas Burns
  • Patent number: 9138377
    Abstract: A container neck supports a disc which presents an information. The disc is not visible until a container cap is removed. The information may have a warning which is critical to the use of the container or its contents. Because the information is presented as a surprise to the user who removes the cap, the user is more likely to take notice and therefore heed what the information presents. Such understanding by the user may be critical to the successful use of the contents and may prevent a dangerous situation from arising such as ingesting an improper medication. It has been shown through statistical testing that a user is more likely to take heed of a hidden message visible only upon removal of the cap, than a similar message presented on a disc or other label that is visible prior to removal of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventors: Mike Boone, Kyle Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9123270
    Abstract: A decorative device and/or band for removable attachment to a rear-view mirror is presented herein. Particularly, the band includes an at least partially flexible and resilient mounting component which is removably disposable in an engaged relation around an outer periphery of the vehicle mirror housing. Further, in certain embodiments, the mounting component includes an at least partially closed-loop and/or oval configuration with two oppositely disposed first and second longitudinal portions thereof which at least partially engage opposite upper and lower peripheral surfaces of the vehicle mirror housing. A display panel which in includes indicia (e.g., text, graphics, artwork, logos, etc.) displayed thereon extends outwardly from (e.g., upwardly, downwardly or to one or more sides) at least a portion of the mounting component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Reflection Band, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Gerard Marcus
  • Patent number: 9074944
    Abstract: A thermal indicator device is disclosed for providing an indication that an article of food is heated to a certain level of preparedness. The thermal indicator device comprises a stake and a marker secured to the stake. The stake comprises an end adapted for insertion into the food. The marker is adapted for movement between a retracted position and an extended position. The marker is retained in the retracted position via a string, and actuated to the extended position via an internal spring. Accordingly, at a temperature below the melting temperature, the string maintains the marker in the retracted position, and when the internal temperature of the food rises to a temperature equal to or higher than the melting temperature, the string melts to permit release of the marker into the extended position. Once the string melts, the internal spring actuates the marker into the extended position for visual indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph Bruce
  • Patent number: 9005742
    Abstract: A label for removable application to an article such as a beverage bottle includes a backing layer (2) comprising a laminate of a bi-axially oriented polyester such as PET (12) and a bi-axially oriented polypropylene (14). The polyester film (12) has a lower coefficient of thermal expansion than the polypropylene film (14). Consequently, when the label is heated, it will tend to curl and this effect can be used to assist in the removal of the label from the article in a hot washing bath during recycling of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Spear Group Holdings Limited
    Inventors: David John Davies, Darren Hammonds
  • Patent number: 9003999
    Abstract: Liquid consumption counter devices are described herein. One liquid consumption counter device can comprise a body having a number of indicator points, and a counter coupled to the body, wherein the counter rotates around the body to each of the number of indicator points and wherein rotation of the counter to each of the consecutive indicator points indicates consumption of a volume of liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Bischoff Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Julie A. Bischoff, Brian J. Bischoff
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8973755
    Abstract: The present application is directed to patient compliance aids for a medicine container. A base label may be adhered to the medication container, and one or more indicia disposed on the base label. A top label may cover at least a portion of the base label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: SpinLabel Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen M. Key
  • Patent number: 8955242
    Abstract: An advertising apparatus including a body portion adapted to be one or both of connected to or disposed on a support structure accessible for advertising purposes and, an interchangeable and/or replaceable advertising device, the advertising device being adapted to be one or both of connected to or disposed on the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Branded Seats, LLC
    Inventor: Shad E. Bruce
  • Patent number: 8914999
    Abstract: An extended content label with a narrow overlaminate having a substrate, a leaflet and an overlaminate strip. The leaflet is adhered to a section of the upper surface of the substrate and has several overlying panels, longitudinally-extended accordion-type folds alternating along a top and bottom of each panel, and a perpendicular fold oriented normal to the longitudinal direction. The leaflet is a single sheet that is folded into a leaflet without the use of glue. The overlaminate strip is laminated across the entire longitudinal direction of the leaflet and laminated to another section of the upper surface of said substrate to form an extended content label. The height of the overlaminate strip is narrower than the leaflet so that all of the accordion-type folds extend beyond the overlaminate strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: MiniGraphics, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen W. DeLise, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140331531
    Abstract: A label for a bottle where the label is comprised of a laminate where an outer layer (3) is a material susceptible to losing opaqueness when made wet, and an inner layer (5) behind this first layer which is a material that is opaque, and such that it will maintain such opaqueness when wet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicants: Collotype Services Pty Ltd., Avery Dennison Materials Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: John Frankhuisen
  • Patent number: 8875425
    Abstract: A container comprising a substantially rigid body formed at least partially of transparent material and having a neck defining an opening providing access to the container cavity, and a bag positioned in the interior of the body. The bag being formed of thermoplastic material and having a neck from which there radially extends a flange which rests on a free edge of the neck of the body and defines a hole for providing access to the cavity of the bag and for sealedly housing the body of a hermetic pump operable manually to withdraw the fluid substance from the bag and feed it to the outside through its dispensing stem. The bag being formed by hot blow moulding of a preform positioned directly within the container. A decorative and/or informative sheet detached from the opening being interposed between said container and said bag, and being visible from the outside of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Lumson S.p.A.
    Inventor: Matteo Moretti
  • Patent number: 8875923
    Abstract: This invention provides an attachment for mounting electromagnetic identification tags onto the necks of bottles. The tag has a portion which provides a receptacle portion for an RFI tag. This receptacle portion is connected to a portion that embraces a neck of a bottle to attach the receptacle portion, and thereby, the RFID tag to the neck of the bottle. The identification tag may be formed from a material that does not interfere with electromagnetic signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: ITW New Zealand Limited
    Inventors: Yeong-Heng Koo, Andrew Nicholson Wrigley
  • Patent number: 8870004
    Abstract: A pharmacy container comprises a bottle and a ring. The bottle includes a body defining a storage chamber, a neck extending away from the body and defining an opening opposite and providing access to the body, and a pair of opposed ledges each extending radially outwardly from the neck and spaced from the body. The neck includes threads extending around an outside surface of the neck, and the pair of opposed ledges are positioned between the body and the threads. The ring defines an interior wall, an exterior wall, and a pair of opposed indentations radially extending through the interior wall toward the exterior wall. The ring is positioned around the neck with the pair of opposed indentations positioned adjacent the pair of opposed ledges such that interaction between the pair of opposed indentations and the pair of opposed ledges maintains the ring in position relative to the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan P. McCoy, Stacy Abel, Matthew P. Franks, Adam D. Hoppus, Duane Sawyer, Gordon Beecroft, John Vassallo, Michael Makhlouf
  • Patent number: 8863970
    Abstract: A plastic container includes a finish portion defining an opening and a main body portion having a shape that is substantially polygonal in transverse cross-section. The main body portion has a maximum lateral dimension. At least one of the side panels includes a substantially flat portion for receiving a label and a concave portion having an average radius. A ratio of the average radius to the maximum lateral dimension is substantially within a range of about 1.0 to about 2.0. The side panel having the concave portion further has an inwardmost portion and an outwardmost portion, with a first maximum lateral distance being defined between the inwardmost portion and the outwardmost portion. A second maximum lateral distance is defined between the inwardmost portion and one of the substantially flat portions. A ratio of the first distance to the second distance is substantially within a range of about 0.8 to about 1.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Graham Packaging Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Travis A. Hunter
  • Patent number: 8857083
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Lev Volftsun
  • Patent number: 8832978
    Abstract: A label (1) for sticking onto a container for a liquid drug is provided, wherein the label (1) is a single-layer wrap-around label for wrapping around a circumference of a container, wherein the label (1) has a spare label (10) that forms a detachable part portion of the label (1), and a first label portion (11) for covering the spare label (10) and wherein the spare label (10) is arranged in a surface region of the label (1) that differs from the first label portion (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Peter Seidl
  • Patent number: 8814217
    Abstract: The present application is directed to progress tracking aids for a medicine container. A base label may be adhered to the medication container, and a plurality of data fields disposed on the base label. A top label may cover at least a portion of the base label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: SpinLabel Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen M. Key
  • Patent number: 8814216
    Abstract: A pharmacy bottle for prescription medication is shown that conveys information thereon to the patient that is clear and understandable. Colored rings are attachable to the cap of the pharmacy bottle to convey general information. Increased surface area of the pharmacy bottle is provided for more specific information to be conveyed to the patient via the label adhered thereto. Further, more detailed information about the prescription is conveyed to the patient by ancillary information sheet(s) inserted through slot(s) into space formed in walls of the pharmacy bottle. One end of the ancillary information sheet(s) forms a tab extending from the slot(s) that may be pulled by the patient to remove the ancillary information sheet from the space via the slot(s) for review by the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Brian J. Estep
  • Patent number: 8800182
    Abstract: Disclosed is a plastic film with concealed tearable strip, which includes a film body; at least one first tearable strip having two sides respectively forming first and second joint sections; and at least one second tearable strip having two sides respectively forming a third joint section and an internal tear line. The first and second tearable strips each have one side connected to the film body. The first joint section has two sides each forming a tear line. The third joint section has one side forming at least one tear line. The third joint section and the internal tear line have inside faces respectively coupled to the first and second joint sections, whereby the first and second tearable strips are respectively located at outside and inside of the film body and the second tearable strip is concealed at the inside of the film body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Tzu-Chin Hung
  • Patent number: 8776418
    Abstract: A biometric monitoring device and multiple carrying cases for same are provided. In some implementations, the case may be made from a flexible viscoelastic material and the biometric monitoring device may be slipped into a receptacle in the case through an opening in the case; the opening may become distended during the insertion of the biometric monitoring device. In some implementations, the case may feature a display window that, in combination with materials of the biometric monitoring device, may mask a display of the biometric monitoring device from view when the display is off and may allow the display to be seen when the display is displaying content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Manuel Martinez, Michael Hans Berlinger, Keeline Burdick Wilcox, Michael Joseph Francisco, Andrew Cole Axley, James Park, Eric Nathan Friedman, Shelten Gee Jao Yuen
  • Patent number: 8752705
    Abstract: A packaging system includes a bottle, a ring, and a cap. The bottle defines a first end, a second end, and a cavity. The first end defines a neck having an opening providing access to the cavity. The ring is secured about the neck of the bottle, is spaced from the opening, and defines an exterior ring width measured between a front and a back of the ring. The cap is removably secured about the neck of the bottle. The cap defines an exterior cap width measured between a front and a back of the cap. The exterior cap width is substantially equal to the exterior ring width such when the cap is positioned adjacent the ring, the front of the ring and the front of the cap generally align and the back of the ring and the back of the cap generally align.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah B. Adler, Klaus Rosberg, Patrick L. Douglas, Matthew S. Grisik
  • 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: 8726549
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein include a single-use beverage container assembly having a beverage container which includes an inner surface defining a chamber capable of receiving a liquid, an opening configured to provide access to the chamber and an outer surface comprising a receiving cavity. In certain embodiments, the beverage container further includes an informational attachment including promotional information. The receiving cavity can be configured to receive the informational attachment such that the informational attachment can be stowed in the receiving cavity. The beverage container assembly can also be configured to permit the informational attachment to be at least partially removed from the receiving cavity such that the informational attachment can be separated from the beverage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: John P. Regas
  • Patent number: 8709518
    Abstract: A system for managing the fluid intake of a person is disclosed. The system consists of multiple containers of various volumes, a common lid configured to incorporate a flow control valve, multiple flow control valves having varying flow rates, a date indicator ring incorporated circumferentially on said containers, a content indicator disposed on said lid, a chiller insert, and an optional slip on handle. The user selects a container based on the fluid needs of a person and a flow control valve based on the drinking ability of the person. The user fills the container with a drinkable fluid, and indicates the nature of the contents with the content indicator and the date of filling with the date indicator ring. The chiller insert allows the user to cool the contents without the possibility of dilution as with standard ice cubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Diane Young Jones
  • 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: 8671599
    Abstract: A label having at least one resealable brochure and being suitable for attachment to a mounting surface includes a base planar member having oppositely disposed first and second surfaces and a first lateral edge, the first surface being suitable for coupling the base planar member to the mounting surface, a brochure sheet including a second lateral edge that partially overlies the base member, a planar overlying member and a planar tab, wherein, a portion of the brochure sheet and overlying member project beyond the first lateral edge of the base planar member such that when the label is attached to the mounting surface, the overlying member may be selectively uncoupled and recoupled to the mounting surface. Also disclosed are methods of making the labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: National Label Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Neil G. Sellars