Secured, Attached Or Associated By Adhesive Patents (Class 40/630)
  • Patent number: 10262562
    Abstract: A self-laminating rotating cable marker label is constructed of a transparent film having a first adhesive area, an adhesive-free smooth area, and a second adhesive area. A print-on area forms one side of the transparent film, the print-on area adapted to receive indicia identifying the cable about which the marker label is applied. A perforation extends across the transparent film providing a line of separation of the transparent film. When wrapped around a cable, the second adhesive area overlies the print-on area such that the cable identifying indicia is visible through the transparent second adhesive area. As the transparent film is wrapped around the cable, the first adhesive area adheres to the cable. The remainder of the transparent film is rotated, breaking the perforation, whereby the smooth area of the film in contact with the cable provides smooth rotation of the label around the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jack E. Caveney, David Scott Morrison, Michael Scott Adams
  • Patent number: 10242600
    Abstract: A continuous series of printable wristbands formed out of an elongate flexible material. A plurality of liner pieces are longitudinally spaced on the undersurface of the elongate flexible material and a plurality of discontinuities are longitudinally spaced on the elongate flexible material to correspond with the plurality of liner pieces. The plurality of discontinuities define a plurality of wristband pieces. The plurality of wristband pieces are detachable from each other at the discontinuities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Chicago Tag & Label Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Carl Opel, Daniel P. Hedger
  • Patent number: 10011414
    Abstract: The opening/closing device for a disposable flexible container includes a base sheet (1) having a first layer (1a) with a lower surface covered by a first adhesive (3), a second layer (1b) attached on the first layer (1a) by a second adhesive (8a), and contour cuts (5) defining an opening/closing flap (2) connected to the rest of the base sheet (1) by a fold line (6) that has aligned discontinuous cuts affecting both the first and second layers (1a, 1b) and the first and second adhesives (3, 8a). Optionally, the base sheet (1) includes a third layer (1c) attached on the second layer (1b) by a third adhesive (8b), and optionally the aligned discontinuous cuts of the fold line (6) also affect the third layer (1c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: RELIEVES EGARA, SL
    Inventor: José Gamundi Masque
  • Patent number: 9812039
    Abstract: A form having one or more blank detachable wristbands may include a printable face ply capable of accepting printed indicia and a liner ply where the face ply is die cut to form one or more blank detachable wristbands having first and second ends. The printable face ply may be sufficiently soft at hand to remain attached for several days without causing chaffing. The face ply may be adhered to the liner ply by a pressure sensitive adhesive on at least a portion a bottom surface. The pressure sensitive adhesive may be on the face ply around a periphery of one or more wristbands. Means to secure the wristband to the wrist of a patient may be located adjacent the first and second ends of the wristband and each of said first and second ends of each of the wristbands may include tamper evident indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Medirex Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Barry B. Weinstein
  • Patent number: 9251725
    Abstract: System of tagging items that integrates at least two tags of different shapes, each of which can be removed by withdrawing detachable parts. The system includes two flaps connected by a common fold line. The systems also includes a tab that extends longitudinally and is detachably connected along a transverse precut line to one of the flaps on an outer edge thereof, the width of the tab, measured transversely, being smaller than that of the flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: ANTHEOR
    Inventor: Eric Raynaud
  • Publication number: 20150096211
    Abstract: A form having a printable nylon taffeta face ply and a liner ply where the face ply is die cut to form one or more blank detachable wristbands having first and second ends. The face ply is adhered to the liner ply by a pressure sensitive adhesive included on at least a portion of its bottom surface and the pressure sensitive adhesive is included on the face ply around the periphery of the one or more wristbands and on a bottom surface of the first and second ends of each of the wristbands. Each of the first and second ends of the wristbands is provided with tamper evident indicia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Barry B. Weinstein
  • 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: 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: 8814218
    Abstract: A sticker includes a backing layer, a sticker body including a top layer and an adhesive layer, and a security arrangement cutting through the top layer only and being stopped at an adhesive layer to ensure the sticker body being completely removed from the backing layer without tearing the top layer apart. The security arrangement includes a plurality of lead edge notches evenly provided along the outer flange of the top layer, and a cutting line structure formed at the top layer. After the sticker body is completely removed from the backing layer and is applied for sticking on an object surface, the sticker body becomes a self-destructive layer by the security arrangement to be torn apart at the time when the sticker body is removed from the object surface so as to ensure the sticker body being unable to be removed completely from the object surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventors: An-Hsia Liu, Wen-Shueh M. Liu, Victor D. Liu, Alexander D. Liu
  • 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: 8777271
    Abstract: A linerless duplex label system is operable to print and apply a linerless duplex label to a substrate. A plurality of linerless duplex labels are provided and each label includes a single-ply stock with top and bottom faces. The label also includes an endless adhesive border applied to the bottom face. The adhesive border is an unactivated, selectively activatable adhesive, such labels are overlaid on one another without any substantial adhesion therebetween. Each label may essentially be freely removed from the others, and the adhesive may thereafter be activated so that the label can be adhesively applied to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Premier Print & Services Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Raming
  • Publication number: 20140190050
    Abstract: A package assembly document comprises a top ply and a bottom ply. The top ply has a first shipping label and a first return label. The bottom ply has a top surface and a bottom surface. The top surface comprises silicone and is configured for releasable attachment of each of the first shipping label and the first return label. The bottom surface has indicia printed thereon. The indicia contains a list outlining contents of a package to which the first shipping label is to be adhered to. The top ply includes a slit to separate the first shipping label from the first return label.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Premier Print & Service Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Raming
  • Patent number: 8671602
    Abstract: An identification label for a cylindrical vessel has a first label portion with an underside coated with adhesive, an opaque second label portion with a non-adhesive underside and a transparent third label portion with an underside coated with adhesive. The transition from a first outside edge of the first label portion and a second outside edge of the third label portion has a rounded line profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Peter Seidl
  • Patent number: 8383222
    Abstract: A self-laminating assembly for providing information, such as emergency medical or contact information, or a temporary identification card, for general purposes. Medical data or contact information is entered on a card which is predisposed within the assembly. The card can then be covered with a transparent plastic sheet and folded in half, along a perforation in its center to permanently seal the card within the transparent plastic enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Xertrex International, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis W. Cunningham
  • Patent number: 8308054
    Abstract: A customizable folder is disclosed. The folder has an edge portion missing from a cover thereof, and is adapted to receive thereto a complementary piece to complete the space formed by the missing edge portion. Also disclosed is a kit for a customizable folder comprising a customizable folder and a plurality of complementary pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Esselte Corporation
    Inventors: Braden Jones, Juliet Kenney, Lauren Grassia
  • 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: 8196323
    Abstract: A wristband assembly comprising a wristband strap, an adhesive positioned on the strap, and a liner assembly. The liner assembly includes a liner having a releasable portion in releasable contact with the adhesive, and an affixed portion secured to the wristband strap (e.g., by a bonding agent spaced from the adhesive). The releasable portion is spaced from the affixed portion. Preferably, the liner assembly further includes a release layer (e.g., comprising silicone) on the releasable portion and not on the affixed portion. In one embodiment, the release layer includes an edge between the releasable portion and the affixed portion, and bonding agent is spaced from the edge. In another embodiment, the liner includes a perforated portion between the affixed portion and the releasable portion (e.g., substantially at an edge between the releasable portion and the affixed portion).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Artemax, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan M. Waltersdorf
  • Patent number: 8182893
    Abstract: A group of size-adjustable wristbands is disclosed. The group of wristbands includes a backing sheet that is connected to a stub area disposed at an end of the backing sheet. A plurality of elongated strips is connected to the stub area in a side-by-side fashion. Each strip includes a first end attached to an additional stub area and a second end attached to the stub area. Each strip further includes a top surface. The group of wristbands further includes a plurality of top sheets, each top sheet having a first end and a second end. The first end of each top sheet is attached to one of the strips along a top surface thereof. Each top sheet is clear and includes a bottom side coated with a top adhesive layer. Finally, the group of wristbands includes a plurality of top liners with each top liner being sandwiched between one of the top adhesive layers and one of the strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Chicago, Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Carl Opel, Dan Hedger
  • Patent number: 8167336
    Abstract: Labels and methods for removing a portion of a release liner from a label are disclosed. An example labels includes a substrate, a layer of adhesive on the substrate, a layer of release coating in contact with the layer of adhesive, and a release line in contact with the release coating. The release liner includes a first edge, a second edge, and a first line of weakness. The first line of weakness includes a tapered or curved portion and extends from the first edge of the release liner to between the first edge and the second edge of the release liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Moore Wallace North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick Minor, Robert Leonard
  • Publication number: 20100154264
    Abstract: A resealable label flap is positionable to cover an opening in a package containing removable articles. The label flap includes a base layer extending between a first and a second end. The base layer includes a first adhesive on a bottom face surface and permits repeated application and separation of the base layer relative to the package. The base layer has a starting tab to permit removal of the base layer from the package. A top layer includes a second adhesive on a bottom face surface that fixes the top layer to a top face surface of the base layer. The base layer and the first adhesive are formed with a slit that defines a hinge for enhancing separation of the base and top layers from the package upon manipulation of the starting tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: PRIME LABEL & SCREEN, INC.
    Inventors: Barry M. Scott, James F. Konicke
  • Publication number: 20100088936
    Abstract: A method for processing a separation and rupture portion of a display label is a method for forming, on the display label attached to an attachment target object, the separation and rupture portion for rupturing the display label upon separation of the display label from the attachment target object. This method includes attaching, to the attachment target object, the display label having a back side on which an adhesive layer is formed, and then forming a slit serving as the separation and rupture portion on the display label.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: KYOCERA MITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Itoh, Katsuaki Ohnishi, Hideaki Takeuchi, Shinji Otani, Shigeru Nishiyama, Tsutomu Ashikari, Eiichi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 7690608
    Abstract: A mounting assembly is provided for securing objects to a substrate in a manner that permits the objects to be removed from the mounting assembly and from the substrate. The mounting assembly includes a planar sheet-like holder with opposite front and rear faces. A repositionable adhesive is applied across the entire rear face of the holder, and the holder is removably disposed on a release liner. A generally U-shaped cut is formed in the holder to define a flap. The flap can be repositionably attached to the object, while remaining portions of the holder can be repositionably secured to a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Inventor: W. Rene Huber
  • Patent number: 7631448
    Abstract: The first and second portion may comprise a first and second sticker where the first and second sticker includes a dermal adhesive allowing the sticker to be securely fastened to the skin of the patient. Further, the first and second portion may include a symbol identifying the location of the procedure, the type of procedure or a serial number associating the first and second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: RF Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Robinson, Chester Czaplicka, Marc Sakwa
  • Patent number: 7520079
    Abstract: A pliable pressure sensitive laminate structure, shaped removable identification band, method of identifying patients and assembly jig for use in securing shaped identification band around wrist or ankle of an infant or neonate. Pliable laminate structure has backing layer and substantially coextensive printable layer. Printable layer has printable side for printing thereon and an adhesive side. A cut through printable layer defines a removable portion having two equal-sized patient identification portions joined by connector band of lesser width. Adhesive layer between printable layer and backing layer removably adheres printable layer to backing layer such that when the removable portion is removed from the backing layer adhesive remains adhered to adhesive side of at least one patient identification portion and no adhesive remains adhered to the connector band. Related method of identifying patients by securing shaped pliable identification band around wrist or ankle and assembly jig are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Sato
    Inventors: Jamie D. Stallings, Gary Krause
  • Patent number: 7211163
    Abstract: A labeling assembly and method of using same for releasably supporting a label and identifying a feature of an object upon which the labeling assembly is adapted for installation. The labeling assembly includes a protective layer having a release surface for releasably supporting the label and an information storage device located adjacent to a contacting surface of the protective layer such that the information storage device is disposed between the protective layer and the object when the labeling assembly is installed on the object. The information storage device is adapted for transmitting a signal comprising information. The method of the present invention includes using the labeling assembly for releasably supporting a label and identifying a feature of an object upon which the labeling assembly is adapted for installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: MPT, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick R Kennedy
  • Patent number: 7172220
    Abstract: An extended text label is provided for a tube container, wherein the tube container includes a product dispensing end and a filling end opposite the dispensing end. The filling end is adapted to be sealed by a crimp method, subsequent to filling the tube container with a selected product. The extended text label includes a crimp edge. The crimp edge is capable of being securely joined to the filling end of the tube container by way of the crimp method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Quality Assured Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph D. Franko, Sr.
  • Patent number: 7131227
    Abstract: A method of advertising comprising providing a sheet of advertising material having a front surface, front surface having advertising information thereon. The method also includes providing a sporting helmet having a head accepting portion and a facemask and connecting the sheet of advertising material to the sporting helmet such that at least a portion of the sheet of advertising material covers the facemask. The method could alternatively include providing headwear comprising a head accepting portion and applying the sheet of advertising material having adhesive on less then the entire rear surface thereof to the headwear. In another alternative, the method could include providing a vehicle having a rear bumper and applying the sheet of advertising material having adhesive on less then the entire rear surface thereof to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Inventor: Jeffrey Dome
  • Patent number: 7055273
    Abstract: A label and incentive item for collecting data in connection with consumer surveys is provided having a pre-approved incentive card with a base layer for attaching to a product package or release paper. The pre-approved incentive card has indicia printed on its outer side. An outer layer is provided covering at least a portion of the pre-approved incentive card. The outer layer may reproduce indicia on a product package obscured by the label and incentive item. The outer layer may have indicia imprinted on its outer side or inner side, for use as a coupon or other valuable purchasing incentive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Attitude Measurement Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth S. Roshkoff
  • Patent number: 7055862
    Abstract: A label assembly comprises a support sheet of a paper material defining opposite surfaces, an adhesive coating applied to one side of the support sheet, and a printing paper defining opposite front and rear surfaces. The rear surface of the printing paper is releasably fixed to the support sheet in facial contact therewith through the adhesive coating and the printing paper is divided into individual paper labels or paper tags which are individually removable from the support sheet. The label assembly constitutes a label assembly which is readily printable in a laser jet or any similar printing machine such as an ink jet printer or a typewriter which label system consequently rendering it possible to provide a printing on a specific label for identifying a lever arch file or ring binder by means of the label assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Dry Label Denmark APS
    Inventor: Henning Viby
  • Patent number: 7014061
    Abstract: A household-use receptacle has a one-piece glass body having a side wall forming an annular upper edge defining an upwardly open mouth and having an inner surface and an outer surface and a floor unitarily joined to a lower edge of the side wall and forming with the side wall an upwardly open and laterally closed interior. The side wall is formed with at least one horizontally throughgoing hole having an annular inner edge. A decorative jewel is fixedly secured in the hole and projects horizontally past one of the side-wall surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Herner Glas Bernd Hoffbauer GmbH & Co. Leuchten und Industrieglas KG
    Inventor: Bernd Hoffbauer
  • Patent number: 7004507
    Abstract: A flat sheet of paper, or other thin flexible material, has information printed on one side in the form of a plurality of discrete panels or areas of text or images, while the entire other side is taken up by a large-scale, poster-like pattern. The panels or areas of text or images, are defined by crease lines created by folding the sheet of material. These creases are formed using a perpendicular fold method described in detail in this application. Each fold is perpendicular to the previous fold, creating a grid-like pattern, with each panel in the grid pattern containing a discrete quantity of text or images. When the invention is at its most folded state it has a relatively compact size. As the invention is unfolded, the panels of text or images are revealed in a specific sequence in order to tell a story or communicate some other type of sequentially ordered information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Inventor: Neil Barnett Shulman
  • Patent number: 6945565
    Abstract: A form assembly formed by front and back plies for creating a postcard having printing on both faces from a single pass through a non-impact printing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Laser Substrates, Inc.
    Inventor: Warren M. Fabel
  • Patent number: 6939594
    Abstract: A self-adhesive label carried on a backing of release material comprising a multilaminar label portion having a front cover panel having an end, the multilaminar label portion having a first part, and a second part comprising the end of the front cover panel, and a self-adhesive support piece upon which the multilaminar label portion is disposed, the, support piece comprising first and second portions which are spaced apart to define a gap therebetween and at least one connecting portion extending across the gap and integrally connecting the first and second portions together, the first and second parts of the multilaminar label portion being respectively adhered to the first and second portions of the support piece, and the self-adhesive surface of the support piece being adhered to a backing of release liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Inprint Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: David R. Barry
  • Patent number: 6908113
    Abstract: A tamper-evident label suitable for placement onto a container and cap assembly. The label may be characterized as a planar sheet having a tear strip that divides upper and lower panels. The lower panel of the label attaches to the container, while the upper panel, defined by at least one tab, and preferably two tabs, is attached to the cap. To open the container and cap assembly, the tear strip is pulled across the label to separate the two panels of the label. Thereafter, the cap may be removed from the container to reveal the contents of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: Laboratories Merck Sharp and Dohme-Chibret, SNC
    Inventors: Alain Chaduc, Olivier Naudan
  • Patent number: 6898881
    Abstract: A discreet removable chronological group indicator tab placed on a product at a predetermined depletion level. The tab appears on the product to notify the consumer the product needs replacement before its actual depletion. The tab has indicia that states the exact number of product left. Once the tab appears, the tab is then intended to be removed from the product and attached to the side of the product dispenser as a noticeable reminder, placed in a wallet, or on a shopping list. The indicator tab bears the name or image of the product. The tab has a removable coupon with a UPC bar code attached to it that will encourage the consumer to replace the exact same product. This device enables a consumer to readily determine the exact type of product needing replenishment with the convenience of replacement before its actual depletion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Inventor: Jane Morrison
  • Patent number: 6863310
    Abstract: A mailing assembly for use in connection with non-domestic delivery of a mailpiece wherein the sender of the mailpiece is required to complete a sender's declaration. The assembly includes a mailing form that may be sub-divided into customs declarations forms, a dispatch notice and a backing sheet. The backing sheet may be peeled off the mailing form exposing adhesive on the backing sheet. The backing sheet may be folded in such a way as to provide an envelope to adhere to the mailpiece to be non-domestically delivered. The customs declarations forms and, dispatch notice may then be inserted into the envelope whereupon the mailpiece may be non-domestically delivered. The customs declaration forms and dispatch notice of the mailing form may be variably printed with information to aid in the non-domestic delivery of the mailpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Inventor: Glenn Petkovsek
  • Patent number: 6860048
    Abstract: An optical disc label including a label substrate, a writeable material, and an adhesive. The label substrate is ring-shaped, defines a front side and a back side, and includes a base layer and a phosphorescent material. The phosphorescent material is applied to the base layer and is capable of emitting absorbed energy as light. The writeable material is applied to the front side of the label substrate, and is configured to provide an indicia-receiving surface. The adhesive is applied to the back side of the label substrate. By forming the label as a ring, it can be applied to an optical disc in a manner that maintains necessary radial and/or circumferential balancing. Further, the phosphorescent material imparts a unique glow-in-the-dark property. In one preferred embodiment, the writeable material is configured to receive and maintain an inkjet printer-generated indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Imation Corp.
    Inventors: George L. Foster, Mark L. Kallenbach, Michael J. Noer
  • Patent number: 6802538
    Abstract: Gift card forms and methods of making and using gift card forms are disclosed. The gift card form permits uniquely messaging each gift card. An appropriate gift card form can be printed at a time after manufacturing to allow a vendor to personalize the gift card. Additionally, order information, such as billing information, can be printed on the gift card form at the same time that the gift card is personalized. The gift card form can be kept as a record with the order information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventors: David F. Laurash, Jeffrey D. Kimble, George T. Taylor
  • Patent number: 6786515
    Abstract: A tube container with an integral panel for carrying a label includes a tube container having a product dispensing end, an intermediate sealing portion, and a filling end opposite the product dispensing end. The sealing portion is capable of being sealed subsequent to filling the tube container with a selected product. A label panel is provided in proximity to the sealing portion, with the label panel being integrally formed from material forming the tube container between the sealing portion and the filling end. An expanded content label may then be secured to the label panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Quality Assured Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph D. Franko, Sr.
  • Patent number: 6760794
    Abstract: Vehicle identification number (VIN) data acquisition and stamping center control, wherein a main computer supplies VIN data to a PLC disposed at the stamping center, and the PLC stores a quantity of VIN data, up to a predetermined maximum, in an input buffer memory of the PLC in order to permit the stamping center to continue operating even when the network connection with the main computer is broken. The PLC also includes an output buffer memory in which stamped VINs may be stored until the network connection is restored, at which point the stamped VINs are transmitted to the main computer. Alternative semi-automatic and manual modes of operation permit the stamping center to continue operating even when the supply of VIN data from the input buffer memory is exhausted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: John Deno, Jay Johnson, Rick Dalton
  • Patent number: 6725590
    Abstract: The invention is a personal identification panel for vehicles having at least one wheel with at least two spokes made of a rigid personal identification panel area with a thickness of {fraction (1/32)}th having a first side, a second side, a first attachment end for folding over the first spoke, a second attachment end for folding over the second spoke, a first adhesive strip and a second adhesive strip disposed on the first side and on the first attachment end, wherein the first adhesive strip is proximate to the second adhesive strip and the first adhesive strip secures to the second adhesive strip, and a third adhesive strip and a fourth adhesive strip disposed the first side and on the second attachment end, wherein the third adhesive strip is proximate to the fourth adhesive strip and the third adhesive strip secures to the fourth adhesive strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Inventor: Mike Slusher
  • Publication number: 20040040192
    Abstract: An optical disc label including a label substrate, a writeable material, and an adhesive. The label substrate is ring-shaped, defines a front side and a back side, and includes a base layer and a phosphorescent material. The phosphorescent material is applied to the base layer and is capable of emitting absorbed energy as light. The writeable material is applied to the front side of the label substrate, and is configured to provide an indicia-receiving surface. The adhesive is applied to the back side of the label substrate. By forming the label as a ring, it can be applied to an optical disc in a manner that maintains necessary radial and/or circumferential balancing. Further, the phosphorescent material imparts a unique glow-in-the-dark property. In one preferred embodiment, the writeable material is configured to receive and maintain an inkjet printer-generated indicia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Publication date: March 4, 2004
    Inventors: George L. Foster, Mark L. Kallenbach, Michael J. Noer
  • Publication number: 20040021907
    Abstract: An index print of photographic images is created on a CD containing digital data representing those images. Photographic images are digitized to produce digital image data which is stored on the CD. This digital image data is also used to create an index print containing thumbnail images of all of the photographs stored on the CD. The index print is then affixed to the top surface of the CD either by being printed on a label that is adhered to the disk surface, or by being printed directly on the surface of the disk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2003
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Inventors: James A. Truc, Cal Wright
  • Patent number: 6660353
    Abstract: A label for labelling containers, preferably small cylindrical medical containers. The label includes a base part having a first adhesive layer on its bottom side, and an overlapping part which at least partially covers the base part when the label is wound around the container. There are removable tags provided in the base part and in the overlapping part of the container. In this way optimum use of the jacket surface of a labeled container can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Schreiner GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Peter Siedl
  • Patent number: 6644697
    Abstract: The invention is an integrated shopping list and coupon folder, formed from a single shopping list sheet. Major food and non-food category listings are provided on the shopping list sheet, as well as blank lines for listing individual items, sizes, brands, and the like. Coupon reminders are also located proximate to each blank line. A bottom tacky strip is located across the bottom edge of the shopping list sheet, and two side tacky strips are located at opposing side edges of shopping list sheet. To convert the shopping list sheet into an integrated shopping list and coupon folder, the completed shopping list sheet is peeled from a pad of such sheets and folded along a central fold line, such that the bottom tacky strip seals against itself and the side tacky strips seal against each other. The integrated shopping list and coupon folder is thus formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Inventor: Adriane Maria Schinella
  • Patent number: 6613012
    Abstract: A system is used for identifying IV administration set components, wherein the IV set includes an IV solution container, a drip chamber having a hollow spike for introduction into the container, and an IV line for delivering the IV solution to a patient. The system includes a first identification element that is removably attached to the drip chamber for subsequent attachment to the container; a second identification element permanently affixed to the drip chamber; and a third identification element that is either permanently or removable attached to a Y-site or port in the IV line. Preferably, the first identification element is a strip or patch that is adhesively attached to the drip chamber in a manner that will allow it to be removed therefrom for subsequent attachment to the container. The second identification element is a marker, preferably a strip or a patch, that is permanently affixed to the drip chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Inventor: Timothy Y. Kraushaar
  • Publication number: 20030131512
    Abstract: A point of purchase label construction for being associated with a displayed item for purchase. The label construction includes a label face stock, an opaque liner ply, the first face of the liner ply having an adhesive release coating portion and a release coating free portion. A line of weakness is disposed in the liner ply separating it into a first portion having the release coating for being readily removed to expose adhesive on a portion of the face stock, and a second release coating free portion. That exposed adhesive is pressed into contact with a surface of a point of purchase display so that the point of purchase indicia is readily visible. The second portion of the liner ply may have point of purchase indicia so that it can be bent to define a point of purchase flag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2003
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Applicant: Moore North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley C. Chess, Craig A. Chevalier
  • Patent number: 6578874
    Abstract: A method of correcting an article of mail and the article is disclosed. The article of mail has opposing sides and an edge and identifying indicia positioned on at least one of the sides adjacent an edge. A dual neutralizing mask is applied onto at least a substantial portion of the edge and overlaps the opposing sides in an area adjacent the edge to neutralize by covering at least a major portion of the identifying indicia. The indicia has neutralized and cannot be used in subsequent mail processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Profold, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Kubert, John R. Pinchin, Steven Curtis
  • Patent number: 6553700
    Abstract: A metal-can label is bonded to a metal can by heating. The label has a thermally stable transparent label substrate; and adhesive layer composed of a thermosetting resin; and either a printer layer or a deposited metal layer or both. These layers are formed between the transparent label layer and the adhesive layer. The label has, at its edge, a clear portion having a predetermined width in which the transparent label substrate and the adhesive layer are laminated without the interposition of either the print layer or the deposited metal layer. A can having rolled top covering the clear portion of the label is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Fuji Seal Inc.
    Inventors: Masakazu Hirayama, Takahiro Nakagawa, Yoshinori Hotta