Adhesive Attaching Feature Patents (Class 40/594)
  • Patent number: 10347159
    Abstract: An identification panel has a first, upper plastic ply in a first color and at least one second plastic ply, situated below the first plastic ply, in a second color, with depressions being provided in the first, upper plastic ply, by removal of material, for the representation of characters or symbols, and extending as far as the second, lower plastic ply. A method for producing an identification panel of this kind provides for depressions to be made in the first plastic ply by removal of material to generate characters or symbols, the depressions extending through the first plastic ply at least as far as the second plastic ply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Nienstedt GmbH
    Inventors: Lars Terstiege, Markus Wilms
  • Patent number: 9867506
    Abstract: A cover for the surrounding surface adjacent a sink is provided having a body formed of flexible material. The body is configured with an aperture sized to surround the sink and shield a user from contact with the surrounding surface and the surrounding surface from a communication of liquid from use of the sink. The cover may be modular and formed of multiple components or may be configured of a sheet of material which has removable portions to allow customization for positioning to an as used position surrounding the sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventor: Geoff Phillips
  • Patent number: 9789069
    Abstract: An authenticable and machine readable coating for pills, tablets and other ingestible materials is provided. The disclosure also relates to methods of authenticating the same. The coatings are formed from a lattice of particles stacked to cause selective diffraction such that each pill or tablet has an optical signature. The signature associated with each coating can be read and authenticated. In one embodiment, the particles are substantially spherical and self-organized. In one embodiment, generally recognized as safe (GRAS) materials are used to form the particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Spectra Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Nabil M. Lawandy
  • Patent number: 9709215
    Abstract: A wall mount plate for a display apparatus is disclosed. For example, a wall mount plate for a display apparatus configured to fix the display apparatus onto a wall by use of magnetic force of a magnet is disclosed. Some of the disclosed examples are provided with the wall mount plate having a recess accommodating a magnet and configured to fix the display apparatus onto a wall by use of magnetic force of the magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun-Mo Yoo, Joon Seok Ahn
  • Patent number: 9409381
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a floor underlay, which is reusable and has multilayer and multifunctional characteristics. The floor underlay is used for joining the floor and floor decoration sheets. The structure of the floor underlay comprises adhesive layers, support layers, waterproof layers, and a multiple-media intermediate layer. The multiple-media intermediate layer is formed by mixing a plurality of medium particles. The medium particles are formed by elastic materials, such as rubber, rubber foam, polyurethane, or polyurethane foam. Thereby, the floor including the floor underlay will have the vibration absorption, sound absorption, flame resistive, and fall prevention functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Inventor: Chi-Feng Chang
  • Patent number: 9365310
    Abstract: The present invention is a label system and method for label alignment and placement on a container. The label system includes a first label or a container whereby the first label includes alignment symbology and a second label having an alignment area corresponding to the alignment symbology of the first label. The second label is positioned on the container whereby the alignment area of the second label is aligned with the alignment symbology of the first label. The method for label alignment and placement comprises the steps of (i) providing a container with identification information and a label bearing area; (ii) scanning the identification information; (iii) processing the identification information; (iv) printing indicia on a label at a position defined by the identification information; and (v) placing the label on the container with the indicia positioned at the desired predetermined location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Timothy A. Stevens, Jeff Campbell, Alexander Gelbman, Neil A. Moore, Steven Savitz
  • Patent number: 9299273
    Abstract: A marketing sign is constructed of a sheet material and includes at least one breakaway section coupled to a main section by at least one score. The main section includes a free portion, a base portion and connecting portion. The free portion includes a price piece and a balloon piece coupled to the price piece at a fold. The base portion is configured to couple with a product display structure after the main section is detached from the break-away section at the at least one score. The connecting bend line couples the free portion to the base portion and has a first end located a space distance from a right side edge of the sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel G. Engelby
  • Publication number: 20150128464
    Abstract: A display fastener is provided. The display fastener embodies a releasably attachable sign display for various interchangeable signs. The display fastener may provide a body sheet of design material forming an attachment plate and a fastener configuration on opposing ends thereof. The attachment plate may provide a sign fastener. The fastener configuration forms a slide-in region, a reception pocket and a tension clip communicating therebetween, wherein the tension clip is positionable in a tension-biased position and an opened position communicating the slide-in region to the reception pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Albert O. JONES, III
  • Publication number: 20150089851
    Abstract: A content display system is provided having a substrate configured to be temporarily affixed to a surface and a dimensional content component configured to be permanently or semi-permanently affixed to the substrate. The substrate can be configured as a window decal, and a temporary adhesive is arranged on an adhesive surface of the substrate to affix the substrate to the surface. The dimensional content component is configured as a three-dimensional advertisement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Ariel H. Minguez
  • Patent number: 8959815
    Abstract: A casualty and triage information collection form and record sheet of flexible plastic film including a writing surface and backed by a layer of an adhesive by which the record sheet can be attached to a patient's clothing or skin. The flexible plastic film is strong enough and elastic enough to serve as a wound dressing. The adhesive is protected before use by a release liner sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Seaberg Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Lance David Hopman, Adrian Abram Polliack
  • Patent number: 8950095
    Abstract: A paving advertisement has an elongated flexible tape body with a base substrate layer. The base substrate layer has front and rear faces, the front face having at least one text message that conveys information. The base substrate layer includes a cold crack additive, such as polyvinyl chloride, thereby increasing its strength and flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: ParkMarx Advertising, LLC
    Inventor: Gregory W. Gorman
  • Patent number: 8950971
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes preformed pre-bonded thermoplastic sections comprising smaller articles where the articles and sections have planar top surfaces and planar bottom surfaces that are coplanar to each other. There is also an adhesive backing layer on the coplanar bottom surfaces so that the adhesive backing layer bridges and bonds coplanar bottom surfaces to form unified pre-bonded thermoplastic signage thereby preventing dislodging or separation of the signage during handling, movement, and/or transportation before or during application of the pre-bonded signage. The articles when properly sequenced, matched, and combined, together makeup the sections such that when the sections are also sequenced and matched the sections combine to form thermoplastic signage with a final pattern wherein the planar top surfaces include sequential features necessary to visibly aid in quick assembly of one or more unified thermoplastic signages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: Robert W Greer, Vagn K Askjaer
  • Patent number: 8898941
    Abstract: Packaged decorative thin-film appliqués for the exterior surface of toilet seat lids have a backer panel with a back side and an opposing release side, the release side having a release layer opposite the back side, the decorative thin-film appliqué having an application side facing and in contact with the release layer of the backer card, and a decorative side opposite the application side, the decorative side bearing printed images or indicia, and an appliqué frame substantially surround the decorative thin-film plastic appliqué and in contact with the release layer of the backer panel, the appliqué frame bearing printed images or indicia different from the decorative thin-film appliqué, and a separation between the decorative thin-film appliqué and the appliqué frame at which the decorative thin-film appliqué is separable from the backer panel with the appliqué frame remaining on the backer panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Celeste Massullo
  • Patent number: 8857085
    Abstract: A vehicle identification card having a multi-segmental sheet is disclosed. The sheet includes a first, second, and third segment having the same vehicle identification number thereon. The first segment has a front and back side. The back side of the first segment includes a layer of adhesive material and a removable liner covering the adhesive. The second segment has a removable key tag and a vehicle identification claim ticket. The key tag has an elongated tail with a first slit extending along a longitudinal dimension of the tail and a body for inclusion of vehicle identification information. The third segment is positioned between the first segment and the second segment and includes an upper portion and a lower portion with an opening therebetween. The upper portion and the lower portion are joined by a securing strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Mark W. Lewis
  • Patent number: 8850729
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vehicle-display with a carrier-layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Manfred Süss, Joffrey Ringenwald, Pierre Henry, Patrick Alliot, Andreas Deubzer, Ingo Schmitz
  • Publication number: 20140290106
    Abstract: A method and an article of manufacture are disclosed for making and using a configurable information tag to support easy user identification in a crowded setting, such as a large classroom. In various embodiments, a transparent case, a thin frame, or sheet material, such as cardboard, plastic, laminates, and the like is used to create an information tag, such as a nametag, suitable for attaching to the back of a laptop computer for quick and easy identification of the laptop user by others. In various embodiments, the configurable information tag may include a folded transparent plastic sheet, a sheet with a folded edge, and an adhesive sheet. In some embodiments, the configurable information tag may be extendable to increase the display height for further improving visibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Cosmin Popa
  • Patent number: 8845230
    Abstract: Moisture-activated invisible stencil technology is created by applying a moisture-blocking agent in accordance with an artwork is applied to a base substrate. The base substrate is preferably fabricated of a moisture absorbing material. When the object is subjected to moisture, moisture wets to the exposed portion of the base substrate and is repelled in the areas where the moisture-blocking agent is applied thereon. The wetted portion of the base substrate changes in shade or color to expose the concealed image. The moisture-activated invisible stencil technology can be applied for simple aesthetic applications or advanced for applications to identify wet objects. The advanced applications can include warnings for wet roadways, pool decks, umbrellas, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: James Philip Drago
  • Publication number: 20140259830
    Abstract: A multi-panel sign system including first and second panels, and an adhesive-based fastener. The panels include a panel body and complimentary, first and second interlock structures. The panel body defines a front face for maintaining indicia, and first and second sides. The first and second interlock structures are located adjacent the first and second sides, respectively, and project opposite the front face. In an assembled stated, the first interlock structure of the first panel mechanically locks with the second interlock structure of the second panel to establish a interlocked joint, and the adhesive-based fastener is bonded to the first and second panels. The interlocked joint robustly maintains the panels relative to one another, whereas the adhesive-based fastener serves to prevent inadvertent sliding of the panels. Optically active sheeting can be applied to the front face of the panels, and desired indicia applied to the sheeting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Sithya S. Khieu, David C. May
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140196330
    Abstract: A personalization device is adapted to be placed on a surface of a personal item. The device includes a medallion having markings thereon, a holding member having a front surface configured to receive and hold the medallion; and attachment means for attaching the medallion to the holding member. The attachment means is formed on the front surface of the holding member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: THE INITIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven Brock COOK, David Robert COOK, Douglas Thompson
  • Publication number: 20140196331
    Abstract: A system for mounting a badge to a component of a vehicle is provided. One aspect of the system comprises a mounting base including first and second fastening apertures defined therein, which extend in a direction through a plane defined by the mounting base. The mounting base includes an attachment surface configured for allowing the badge to be adhesively attached directly thereto. A flexible fastening member is configured to be positioned within the first and second fastening apertures, around at least a portion of the vehicle component, and between the mounting base and badge to fasten the badge to the vehicle. The badge includes front and rear surfaces, wherein the rear surface may include an adhesive material configured for attaching the badge to the attachment surface. In another aspect, the attachment surface may include an adhesive material configured for attaching the mounting base to the rear surface of the badge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: OXK, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Osiecki, Donwoong Kang
  • Patent number: 8763289
    Abstract: A point of purchase signage system for application upon a point of purchase unit includes a multiple sheet package having multiple distinct graphics for selective display at the point of purchase. The signage system may employ one or more packages in combination to involve a variety of advertising schemes. The signage system facilitates efficient marketing updates at the point of purchase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Vomela Specialty Co, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Childs, Paul Peterson, Robert Pietila
  • Publication number: 20140165435
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes preformed pre-bonded thermoplastic sections comprising smaller articles where the articles and sections have planar top surfaces and planar bottom surfaces that are coplanar to each other. There is also an adhesive backing layer on the coplanar bottom surfaces so that the adhesive backing layer bridges and bonds coplanar bottom surfaces to form unified pre-bonded thermoplastic signage thereby preventing dislodging or separation of the signage during handling, movement, and/or transportation before or during application of the pre-bonded signage. The articles when properly sequenced, matched, and combined, together makeup the sections such that when the sections are also sequenced and matched the sections combine to form thermoplastic signage with a final pattern wherein the planar top surfaces include sequential features necessary to visibly aid in quick assembly of one or more unified thermoplastic signages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Flint Trading, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W Greer, Vagn K Askjaer
  • Publication number: 20140101978
    Abstract: A paving advertisement has an elongated flexible tape body with a base substrate layer. The base substrate layer has front and rear faces, the front face having at least one text message that conveys information. The base substrate layer includes a cold crack additive, such as polyvinyl chloride, thereby increasing its strength and flexibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Gregory W. Gorman
  • Publication number: 20140020273
    Abstract: An advertising display has support structures that attach to a pole. One or more advertising panels are mounted on the support structures to form an advertising display. The display may have the form of a cylinder, a triangle, a rectangle, an oval or other shapes. The display may optionally be tapered. The support structures may have a variety of score lines, at which the support may be folded as appropriate for the particular diameter of the pole. The panels may be secured to the supports by way of clips or other mechanical fasteners. Double-sided adhesive may be employed to secure ends of the panels, as desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: Vincent M. DeMarco
  • Patent number: 8615913
    Abstract: A sign system includes a sign member and a mounting member. The sign member is configured to be used as a display for displaying words, graphics, etc. In this regard, the sign member has a front surface on which the words or graphics can be displayed. In an embodiment, the sign member is made of a material that is rigid or substantially rigid such that the sign member 105 can maintain its shape on its own. The mounting member is at least partially made of a flexible material that can conform to a display post of various shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: Tom Hunsucker
  • Publication number: 20130340308
    Abstract: An adhesive interlocking mounting track for removably securing a sheet of semi-rigid or rigid material to a building structure. The mounting track is comprised of a base member and a locking member that snap together. When the two pieces are in engagement a retention channel is formed between then, for holding a relatively flat sheet of material. The mounting track is secured to the interior of a window or doorframe via a coat of adhesive on the back of an attachment plate portion of the base member. Thus the device is an easy to install material retention means. Additionally, it can be applied to the interior of a frame to recess the retained sheet of material and reduce its exposure to the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Dane Fette
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8573882
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes preformed pre-bonded thermoplastic sections comprising smaller articles where the articles and sections have planar top surfaces and planar bottom surfaces that are coplanar to each other. There is also an adhesive backing layer on the coplanar bottom surfaces so that the adhesive backing layer bridges and bonds coplanar bottom surfaces to form unified pre-bonded thermoplastic signage thereby preventing dislodging or separation of the signage during handling, movement, and/or transportation before or during application of the pre-bonded signage. The articles when properly sequenced, matched, and combined, together makeup the sections such that when the sections are also sequenced and matched the sections combine to form thermoplastic signage with a final pattern wherein the planar top surfaces include sequential features necessary to visibly aid in quick assembly of one or more unified thermoplastic signages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventors: Robert W. Greer, Vagn K. Askjaer
  • Patent number: 8540309
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus, in particular for attaching to the back of a seat. The apparatus comprises a plate with a flat recess and an insert which is removably mountable in the flat recess of the plate and is configured to receive an information medium which is viewable when the insert is mounted in the flat recess of the plate. For releasably fixing of the insert on mounting of the same in the flat recess, the insert has the following: at least one tongue on a first border area of the insert for engagement in at least one correspondingly shaped groove in the plate, and at least one releasable fixing that is present in or on at least one second border area of the insert and that is operable by twisting and/or sliding at least one component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Inviseo Media Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Georg Berger, Thomas Bulirsch
  • Patent number: 8519870
    Abstract: Indicia for providing a visual clue of the position of a vehicle on a race track preferably includes at least one of a first wall indicia strip and a first shoulder indicia strip being formed around the entire race track. At least one of a second wall indicia strip and a second shoulder indicia strip are formed starting at the beginning of the second turn and ending at the start/finish line. At least one of a third wall indicia strip and a third shoulder indicia strip are formed starting at substantially the half way point of the second straight and ending at the start finish line. At least one of a fourth wall indicia strip and a fourth shoulder indicia strap are formed starting at the beginning of the fourth turn and ending at the stop/finish line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Robin A. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20130192108
    Abstract: The invention relates to a removable and decorative or informative circumferential cover to at least partially surround a viewing area of a display device, and in particular to a removable cover therefore. The display device or windowed viewport may be, for instance, an active viewing area such as a TV screen, a computer screen, a monitor screen, a handheld device screen, and so forth. The display device may also be a passive viewing area such as a painting, a poster, a beverage refrigerator, a display case, etc. The display device may also be, for instance, a conventional window or any other area that may surround or frame an area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventor: Suresh MADHAVAN
  • Patent number: 8474165
    Abstract: A form assembly for removably attaching a form to a surface includes a form including a page, the page including a body, a first detachable stub attached to a first edge of the body by a first detachment line and a second detachable stub attached to a second edge of the body opposite the first edge by a second detachment line. The form also includes a first adhesive label including a lite-tac adhesive, attached to the first detachable stub by the lite-tac adhesive, where the lite-tac adhesive does not overlap the first detachment line, and a second adhesive label including a lite-tac adhesive, attached to the second detachable stub by the lite-tac adhesive, where the lite-tac adhesive does not overlap the second detachment line. The lite-tac adhesive of the first adhesive label and the lite-tac adhesive of the second adhesive label can removably secure the form assembly to a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Reynolds and Reynolds Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Agostino S. Hill, Richard E. Ipsen
  • Publication number: 20130103488
    Abstract: An advertising device is provided which can be affixed to a nozzle for dispensing liquid products, such as a gasoline dispensing nozzle of a gasoline pump. This advertising device has a display platform and means for releasable attachment to the gasoline pump nozzle. The information depicted upon the advertising platform can included both text and graphic information, the latter being scannable by a smart phone or comparable device, to thereby direct the customer to the web site of the advertiser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventor: Christopher Orloff
  • Publication number: 20130067783
    Abstract: A subsea antifouling sign and a method for mounting such a sign on a structure to be located subsea. The sign comprises a body of an antifouling material, and a first surface of the body has indicia or markings thereon. An adhesive layer or coating is provided on a second opposing surface, and a protective lining is located on the adhesive layer or coating. The method comprises removing the protective lining from the adhesive layer or coating; and attaching the subsea antifouling sign to the structure by adhering the adhesive layer or coating to a surface of the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: THE CHAMPION PARTNERSHIP, A SCOTTISH PARTNERSHIP
    Inventor: THE CHAMPION PARTNERSHIP, A SCOTTISH PARTNERSHIP
  • Patent number: 8397407
    Abstract: A gift card assembly includes a support backer; a gift card formed separately from and supported by the support backer; a sticker formed separately from and supported by the support backer; and a panel formed separately from the support backer, the gift card, and the sticker. The gift card defines an activation feature configured to facilitate loading the gift card with monetary value. The sticker is releasably coupled with the panel. The panel is coupled with the support backer such that the sticker is coupled with the support backer only via the panel, and the panel fits entirely within a footprint of the support backer. Other method and product embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Amy Lauer, John Mayhew
  • Publication number: 20130008067
    Abstract: An advertising display has support structures that attach to a pole. One or more advertising panels are mounted on the support structures to form an advertising display. The display may have the form of a cylinder, a triangle, a rectangle, an oval or other shapes. The display may optionally be tapered. The support structures may have a variety of score lines, at which the support may be folded as appropriate for the particular diameter of the pole. The panels may be secured to the supports by way of clips or other mechanical fasteners. Double-sided adhesive may be employed to secure ends of the panels, as desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventor: Vincent M. DeMarco
  • Patent number: 8341862
    Abstract: A greeting card display system featuring a sleeve, wherein at least the bottom edge is sealed and either the first or second side edge is sealed; a slot disposed in the top edge adapted to accommodate insertion of a greeting card between the front and back surface; an inside crease disposed in the front surface of the sleeve, the inside crease divides the front surface into a first inside surface and a second inside surface, the sleeve can move between an open position wherein first inside surface does not contact the second inside surface and a closed position wherein the first inside surface contacts the second inside surface; and a spine crease disposed in the back surface of the sleeve formed by moving the sleeve from the open position to the closed position, the spine crease divides the back surface into a first outside surface and a second outside surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Julie Gunther
  • Publication number: 20120304514
    Abstract: A point of purchase signage system for application upon a point of purchase unit includes a multiple sheet package having multiple distinct graphics for selective display at the point of purchase. The signage system may employ one or more packages in combination to involve a variety of advertising schemes. The signage system facilitates efficient marketing updates at the point of purchase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Barry Childs, Paul Peterson, Robert Pietila
  • Patent number: 8318279
    Abstract: A sticker assembly includes an indicia-bearing sticker (30) having an adhesive layer (34). A vinyl film (20) is provided having a first side (22) and a second side (24), the second side (24) having a low-tack adhesive (25) thereon. The first side (22) of the vinyl film (20) is adhered to the adhesive layer (34) of the sticker (30). The second side (24) of the vinyl film (20) is applied to a receiving surface (12) and held against the surface (12) by the low-tack adhesive (25) wherein the vinyl film (20) and the sticker (30) are releasably adhered to the receiving surface (12) and wherein the indicia-bearing sticker (30) is displayed for viewing. In one embodiment, the sticker (30) is a vehicle windshield sticker and the receiving surface (12) is a vehicle windshield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Lemeer Design, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Peter K. Kassab
  • Publication number: 20120260547
    Abstract: A presentation banner system is provided which allows multiple banners to be provided side by side to provide a continuous display without gaps between adjacent banners. The banner is stored in a roller in a container the container being longer than the roller and the banner being the same length as the container and the ends of the container are provided with means for attachment of neighbouring containers to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: Iconet Limited
    Inventor: Stuart English
  • Patent number: 8261474
    Abstract: Packaged decorative thin-film appliqués for the exterior surface of toilet seat lids have a backer panel with a back side and an opposing release side, the release side having a release layer opposite the back side, the decorative thin-film appliqué having an application side facing and in contact with the release layer of the backer card, and a decorative side opposite the application side, the decorative side bearing printed images or indicia, and an appliqué frame substantially surround the decorative thin-film plastic appliqué and in contact with the release layer of the backer panel, the appliqué frame bearing printed images or indicia different from the decorative thin-film appliqué, and a separation between the decorative thin-film appliqué and the appliqué frame at which the decorative thin-film appliqué is separable from the backer panel with the appliqué frame remaining on the backer panel. A pre-packaged appliqué for hygienic and decorative use on a toilet set lid is thus provided for retail sales.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Celeste Massullo
  • Patent number: 8211527
    Abstract: One or more types of ink retention layers for a one-way vision display panel and methods are provided. In one example, a one-way vision display panel assembly includes a perforated panel formed of a flexible material. The perforated panel having a front surface, a rear surface and a plurality of through holes extending from the front surface to the rear surface. An ink retention layer is located adjacent to the perforated panel. The ink retention layer includes a light reflective material that retains residual ink from an image applied to the front surface of the perforated panel. The one-way vision display panel may further include a releasing layer or a backing layer, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Clear Focus Imaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Ross
  • Publication number: 20120124875
    Abstract: An exterior sign includes a main body, which has a design, a plating material, which is arranged on an inner surface of the main body, wherein the plating material is visible through the main body, and a double-layered protective layer, which is arranged on the plating material. The double-layered protective layer includes a first protective layer and a second protective layer. The first protective layer is arranged closer to the plating material than the second protective layer and has a lower level of contractility during curing than the second protective layer. The second protective layer has a higher level of corrosion resistance than the first protective layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventor: Keiichi KITAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20120055057
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an announcement device that incorporates a set of indicia that incorporates raised, custom graphics and text having a generally metallic appearance with a satin, a polished, or a highly polished surface finish. The set of indicia includes an adhesive backing for mounting onto paper, cardstock, and solid materials like Plexiglas®, wood, stone, and metal. The raised, metallic graphics provide a vivid visual image of reflected metal, and the difference in height between the raised metallic graphics and the mounting surface provide a unique tactile characteristic without the use of typical embossing, debossing, or foil application techniques. The set of indicia can include pictorial graphics, text, images, communicating marks, or illustrative marks that communicate information related to events like weddings, social events, religious events, business applications, or family events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventor: Scott M. Joffe
  • Patent number: 8114495
    Abstract: A sticker assembly includes an indicia-bearing sticker (30) having an adhesive layer (34). A polyester film (20) is provided having a first side (22) and a second side (24), the second side (24) having a low-tack adhesive (25) thereon. The first side (22) of the polyester film (20) is adhered to the adhesive layer (34) of the sticker (30). The second side (24) of the polyester film (20) is applied to a receiving surface (12) and held against the surface (12) by the low-tack adhesive (25) wherein the polyester film (20) and the sticker (30) are releasably adhered to the receiving surface (12) and wherein the indicia-bearing sticker (30) is displayed for viewing. In one embodiment, the sticker (30) is a vehicle windshield sticker (30) and the receiving surface (12) is a vehicle windshield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Lemeer Design, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Peter K. Kassab
  • Patent number: 8112923
    Abstract: A two-way see-through banner. The two-way see-through banner includes a first side having a first image printed thereupon, a second side having a second image printed thereupon, and a plurality of perforating holes through the banner. The perforating holes are created only after the first image and the second image have been printed on the first and second sides of the banner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Meisel Photographic Corporation
    Inventor: George Conant
  • Publication number: 20120030979
    Abstract: A display mounting kit, system, and method are disclosed utilizing first and second primary releasable attachment elements that are secured about the periphery of a display panel and in a substantially corresponding relationship on a mounting surface, respectively. At least one supplementary fastening element having a stiff core and first and second substantially planar surfaces for respective engagement with the display panel and the mounting surface provides secure mounting between the display panel and the mounting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventor: Rod HARRIS
  • Publication number: 20120030978
    Abstract: A signage device is provided for attachment of a sign or badge having a curved lower edge region to a surface such as a chair backrest. A supporting part consisting of a flat strip of curved configuration has a concavely curved upper edge and an annular framing part is attached in superimposed relationship to the supporting part to retain and frame the sign, which is removably inserted behind the frame and supported upon the supporting part. A lower edge of the sign and a midpoint of the upper edge of the supporting part have matching tongue and notch location means so that the sign is retained non rotatably in a defined orientation. The supporting part may be mounted on to a backing plate to enable attachment of the device to a wider range of substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventor: Paul Anthony MILLER
  • Publication number: 20120023793
    Abstract: A sign including a panel having at least one indicator-shaped aperture therethrough from side to side. The panel includes a backing secured to a first surface of the panel. The backing can be made of fire-retardant material. A sheet can be secured to a second surface of the panel. The sheet can be made of fire-retardant material. A volume of fluid can be contained within a space defined by the at least one panel aperture, the backing and the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventor: John S. WILLIAMS