Identification Bracelet Patents (Class 40/633)
  • Patent number: 10748051
    Abstract: The present invention is a system and method for the attachment of a tracking sensor or identification device placed on an object without the need for an attachment tool or fasteners such as adhesives, rivets, screws, or bolts. Through the interaction of the attachment device and the particular portions of the object to which it is attached as to secure the device to the object using tension between the device and object due to the device having flexible prongs which grip the object when properly located on the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Marsh Ryan, Jr., Joseph Marsh Ryan, III
  • Patent number: 10565489
    Abstract: Spoolable RFID-enabled wristbands with maximized read range. In an embodiment, a wristband comprises flexible material formed into a flag portion and a strap portion. The flag portion comprises a radio-frequency identification (RFID) inlay embedded within the material. The strap portion extends from the flag portion, and is perforated in a line along a longitudinal axis of the wristband from a distal end of the strap portion that is distal to the flag portion to a hole at a proximal end of the strap portion that is proximal to the flag portion, such that the strap portion may be torn, from the distal end to the hole at the proximal end, along the perforated line, into two sections of substantially equal dimension, which each extend from the flag portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Quake Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke Christopher Waidmann, Tom C. Lorenzana, Enrique Adrian Valdez, Chetan Shantilal Karani, Kevin W. Harris
  • Patent number: 10459682
    Abstract: Battery unit for an electronic price label and an electronic price label, which includes a separate, external, replaceable battery unit having a battery, and a fastening means, which may be detachably fasten the battery unit to the frame part of the electronic price label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: MARIELLA LABELS OY
    Inventors: Göran Sundholm, Jenni Virnes
  • Patent number: 10407200
    Abstract: A label of a label medium includes: first and second indicator portions each having an information-printable region; first and second wrapping portions to be wrapped on a wrapped member; and first and second through portions through which the first and second indicator portions are passed. The first and second indicator portions are arranged in this order in a first direction and connected to each other via a first line. The second indicator portion, the second wrapping portion, and the second through portion are connected to each other and arranged in this order in the first direction, The first wrapping portion and the first through portion are arranged in this order in the first direction or a second direction. The first wrapping portion and the second wrapping portion, and/or the first through portion and the second through portion are connected to each other via a second line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takaaki Banno, Yukiko Takami, Harumitsu Inoue, Haruki Matsumoto, Yukihiko Sato, Takaaki Oguchi
  • Patent number: 10311758
    Abstract: In one aspect, a self-laminating identification band is provided. The band is formed from the face stock of a form sheet, with a laminating flap that folds over a printed surface. Adhesive is provided along the flap and along at least one end of the band, so as to allow the band to positioned and looped around itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: CCL Label, Inc.
    Inventors: William Becker, Mark Fuller, Nicole Laski, Joseph Langan, Vince Mastandrea, Stan Serwon
  • Patent number: 10304271
    Abstract: A guest engagement system and associated methods provide seamless engagement with guests of facilities through the use of wireless sensing technologies. The system makes use of individual guest devices which are carried by guests and used to automatically identify and authenticate the guests throughout the facility. Services can thereby be seamlessly provided to the guests throughout the facility. The services include automatic unlocking of doors, including hotel or state room doors, based on the guests' immediate proximity to their assigned room's door. The services also include automated payment services provided at checkout or vending terminals, and automated log-on to interactive displays and portals, among others, based on secure wireless authentication of the guest devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: CARNIVAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Padgett, Michael G. Jungen, Douglas Steele, Kyle Prestenback, Richard J. Criado, Vince Ball, Adam Leonards, Glenn Curtis, Manny Vellon, Patrick Mendiuk, Sander Lam
  • Patent number: 10198930
    Abstract: The present invention is related to monitoring movement, and in particular to systems and methods for securing a monitoring device to a monitor target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: BI Incorporated
    Inventors: Donald A. Melton, Larry T. Cooper, Rod E. Ward
  • Patent number: 10127356
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, methods, and software for monitoring compliance of sanitizees (e.g., health care workers, food service workers, sanitization/janitorial workers etc.) with sanitization protocols to be followed for encounters with sanitization-protocol targets (e.g., patients, food-preparation areas, health care facilities/appurtenances, restrooms, etc.). In one example, a system includes sanitization verification systems located close to the targets and mobile node devices issued to the sanitizees. Each verification system can be configured to test the efficacy of sanitization procedures performed by the sanitizees prior to encountering a target, to provide authorizations, via the node devices, to the sanitizees to proceed with target encounters, and to open monitoring sessions during which the node devices record information concerning interactions with the targets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Cooper-Atkins Corporation
    Inventors: Michael G. Colburn, Nitai Friedman
  • Patent number: 10121355
    Abstract: A condition-responsive wearable device for sensing and indicating proximity of an article with a specific characteristic includes a processor and a sensor. The sensor is configured to detect an article with two or more information sources within a predetermined distance of the sensor. The information sources contain characteristic information of the article. The wearable device also includes a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to receive predefined characteristic information, select detected characteristic information from at least two of the information sources to compare with the predefined characteristic information, and compare the selected detected characteristic information with the predefined characteristic information. The wearable device includes an indicator configured to generate an alarm in response to detecting a match between the selected detected characteristic information and the predefined characteristic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Bakr Mossoba, Salik Shah
  • Patent number: 9870723
    Abstract: A wristband configured adhering rear surface portions of band base material to each other. The present wristband is characterized in that, when winding the wristband on a portion on which the wristband is to be wound. The rear surface of a first winding region (6) having an exposed adhesive layer (3), and the rear surface of a second winding region are adhered to each other such that a first adhesion position guide (18, 19A) and a second adhesion position guide (19) are aligned with each other while a (second adhesion region (23)) of the adhesive layer (3) is left so that the portion can be exposed, whereby the wristband can be formed in a ring shape and wound on the portion on which the wristband is to be wound. The first winding region (6), which has the adhesive layer (3) having the portion so that the portion can be exposed, can be adhered to the front surface of the second winding region (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya Takashima, Hiroyuki Konuma
  • Patent number: 9524004
    Abstract: A wearable display device includes a flexible display, a first engaging member and a second engaging member. The flexible display includes a folded line. The flexible display is for being bent along the folded line to remain in an extended state or a folded state. At the extended state, the flexible display has a first display screen. At the folded state, the flexible display has a second display screen. The first display screen is larger than the second display screen. The first engaging member and the second engaging member are disposed on two sides of the flexible display, respectively. The first engaging member corresponds to the second engaging member. When the flexible display is folded from the extended state to the folded state, the first engaging member is for being fastened to the second engaging member, and the flexible display is bent and surround to form a wearing space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignees: INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chia-Min Cheng
  • Patent number: 9299271
    Abstract: A wristband is provided. The wristband includes an elongated first body, an elongated second body, and an adhesive coupling system all of which are disposed in layers. The first body, which is the upper layer has an outer surface that is a printing surface. The second body, which is the lower layer is made from a comfortable fibrous sheet material. The adhesive is disposed between the two bodies, thereby coupling the bodies together. A portion at one end of the second body, a tab portion, has a release coating on the inner surface. In this configuration, the tab can be removed and the adhesive underneath can be attached to the other end of the wristband. As the tab is part of the second body, as opposed to a separate release liner, the wristband may be disposed on a roll and passed through a label printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: XPRESS SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventor: James Michael Scheid
  • Patent number: 9292785
    Abstract: A goal tracking system is described. The goal tracking system can include a bracelet having numeric indicia disposed thereon representing an accomplishment or a goal such as weight loss. A button connector is adjacent to each of the numeric indicia to maintain a button-charm. The button-charm is moved from numeric indicia to numeric indicia as a corresponding goal is achieved. In one aspect, the bracelet may be used to track weight loss results, set weight loss goals, promote improved eating habits, and serve as a reminder to stay focused and motivated towards reaching weight loss goals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventors: Kelley L. Davis, Jason S. Davis
  • Patent number: 9268915
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for sample processing. A device may be provided, capable of receiving the sample, and performing one or more of a sample preparation, sample assay, and detection step. The device may be capable of performing multiple assays. The device may comprise one or more modules that may be capable of performing one or more of a sample preparation, sample assay, and detection step. The device may be capable of performing the steps using a small volume of sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Theranos, Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Holmes, Sunny Balwani
  • Patent number: 9235994
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wristband assembly comprising a strap adapted to be formed into a loop; a translucent (e.g., transparent) cover member having a fixed portion secured (e.g., permanently adhered) to the strap and a free end unsecured to the strap, and a release member (e.g., a silicone-coated material) positioned over an inner surface of the cover member between the fixed portion and the free end. A portion of the release member is temporarily secured to the strap at a retention location spaced from the free end (e.g., by a distance of at least 1 mm, 5 mm, 10 mm, or 15 mm). In one embodiment, the assembly further includes a retention adhesive at the retention location. Preferably, the retention adhesive is permanently secured to the release member and temporarily adhered to the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Artemax, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan Waltersdorf
  • Patent number: 9208428
    Abstract: Presently disclosed subject matter is directed to an identification article, methods of its manufacture and a sheet material forming part thereof. The article in accordance with the disclosed subject matter has a first end and a second end configured for attachment to each other through a contact section configured at either the first end or the second end. The article comprising a first, top layer including a bottom side, a second, bottom layer including a top side, and an identification component, wherein the bottom side of the first layer and the top side of the second layer bonded to at least encapsulate therebetween the identification component. In addition, the contact section comprises a release section constituting an end portion of the second layer, coated with a release agent on the top side thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: T.A.T.-TADBIK ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES LTD
    Inventors: Eli Feder, Gili Drori
  • Patent number: 9205694
    Abstract: A wristband paper includes an ink-receiving layer formed on the upper side of the paper to be printed with ink, an adhesion layer and a separating layer for protecting the adhesion layer, which are formed on the lower side of the paper, wherein the ink-receiving layer is formed by applying a solution including polyethylene, polyvinyl alcohol and silica and then drying the solution. The wristband paper can be easily made into a wristband directly using a general printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: Kyung-il Noe
  • Patent number: 9142149
    Abstract: An attachable display device that promotes brand awareness is provided. The device includes a display part having a display area to display an image and a securing portion and a mounting part having an upper portion disposed and secured inside the display part and a lower portion having at least one hole defined therein. The mounting part wraps around an object such that the securing portion engages the at least one hole to secure the display device to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: STWRAP, LLC
    Inventor: Tom Augustine
  • Patent number: 9126453
    Abstract: In a wristbhaving a label-like structure, fracturing notches for preventing unauthorized use are positioned where the two ends of the band are to be glued together. If temporary peeling of the glued ends is attempted, the wristband breaks reliably and it is difficult to return it to the original state. If fracturing notches (11) are formed on either a first winding region (6) or a second winding region (7), which are positioned at left and right ends of the printing region (5). The wristband is configured so that a ring shape can be formed by overlapping and adhering the adhesive layer on the rear surface of one of shape, the first winding region (6) or the second winding region (7) onto the other winding region. An adhesion position check mark (15, 16) is formed on either the first winding region (6) or the second winding region (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya Takashima, Satoru Honda, Isao Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20150128465
    Abstract: A band for encircling a body part includes a strip of substantially non-stretchable material having a single weakened region comprising a removable strip of the band. The strip of substantially non-stretchable material has two ends having associated therewith one or more closure mechanisms to securely attach the two ends together. The removable strip is at least partially defined by a pair of lines of weakness separated by a gap of between about 2 and about 15 mm. A method of using such a band includes the steps of encircling a body part, securely fastening the ends together, and after use gripping the removable strip of the first side edge of the band and pulling the removable strip to fracture the band along the lines of weakness and to separate the removable strip from the band and removing the band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventor: Shannon Montulet
  • Publication number: 20150101224
    Abstract: The invention provides for a medical wrist band, specifically for infants and babies, which is economical to manufacture, durable, easy on the skin, does not cause allergic reactions and cannot be removed and reapplied without being damaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Brenmoor Limited
    Inventors: Paul Brennan, Michael Moorhouse
  • Publication number: 20150089852
    Abstract: An informative bracelet (10), comprising: a stripe (18); connecting means, connecting the ends of the stripe (18) to an annular form, thereby enabling wearing the annular form on a wrist of an individual (12); and an impression (22) of a telephone number of a guardian (14) of the individual (12); wherein the bracelet is adapted to prevent unintentional removal thereof by the individual (12), from his wrist; thereby, when the individual gets lost, allowing locating the guardian by calling the telephone number. In another aspect, the present invention is directed to an informative bracelet, for use for contacting a guardian of a lost individual, the bracelet comprising: an impression (22) of a telephone number of a guardian (14) of the individual (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Alon Gabriel, Ronen Gabriel
  • Patent number: 8919019
    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: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Manuel Martinez, Michael Hans Berlinger, Keeline Burdick Wilcox, Michael Joseph Francisco, James Park
  • Patent number: 8904686
    Abstract: A thermal printer processible combination wristband/label form has a top portion comprising a wristband which occupies substantially the entirety of thereof and a bottom portion comprising one of several alternative embodiments of labels. The label embodiments include a plurality of individually formed labels, a plurality of labels occupying substantially the entirety of the bottom portion, and a die cut defining a label portion with pairs of nicks spaced along an upper and lower border of the die cut and between which a user may tear off labels of a desired length including different lengths. The form is produced in quantity and joined together into a fan fold strip having an overall width of a nominal two inches so as to be capable of being printed by relatively older thermal printers having a nominal two inch throat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Laser Band, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Greer
  • Patent number: 8904685
    Abstract: A signboard comprising a base; a plurality of signs formed on the base, the plurality of the signs comprising predefined shapes; and a perforation outline surrounding each of the plurality of the signs, the perforation outline adapted to allow for the removal of the plurality of the signs from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Rhonda Pieracci
  • Patent number: 8813402
    Abstract: The disclosure is related to systems and devices for securing accessories, such as a strap cover. A strap cover may be used with shoulder straps or other carrying straps for backpacks, duffel bags, golf bags, or other containers. A strap cover may be an open sheet with opposite edges that secure to one another around an object, such as a strap, or may be a flattened tubular sleeve that can be passed over an object. A device for securing accessories may have a resilient display panel with a series of accessory attachments or attachment passages. The accessories may comprise any practicable form, with certain accessories having posts with wide flanges extending therefrom that are pushed through the resilient material for capture by the accessory attachment passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Norberto Ponce
  • 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: 8776417
    Abstract: A business form comprising a face ply and a lamination ply includes a matrix of self adhering labels positioned in a label area and a self laminating wristband positioned in a wristband area, all of which are defined by die cuts therein for removal upon use. The wristband is comprised of a left edge justified, reduced length imaging area releasably adhered to a laminating portion comprising a pair of laminating panels one of which is smaller sized to merely laminate the imaging area and with self adhering tabs at opposite ends of the panels. A wristband extender is die cut into the lamination ply within the profile of the wristband. A second embodiment includes a pair of separated imaging areas in the same space as the single imaging area along with special precautions labels die cut into the lamination ply for application to the second smaller imaging area. The wristband may be provided separately in an envelope sized sheetlet or in a page size form with multiple wristbands but no labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Laser Band, LLC
    Inventors: Sanjay K. Jain, Mark Greer
  • Patent number: 8752316
    Abstract: An apparatus for identifying a particular baby stroller in a crowd of parked strollers. The apparatus has at least one distinctive ornament for providing immediate recognition coupled to a band for attaching to a handle of a particular stroller in a visible position. The ornament has shiny trim for reflecting light, improving visibility. The ornament selectively couples to the band, allowing a first ornament to be exchanged with another ornament to selectively coordinate with a user's clothing. A plurality of apparatuses can be attached to the stroller to further ease immediate recognition of the particular stroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventor: Jessica Dipaolo
  • Patent number: 8733002
    Abstract: A recipient verification system including a band to be worn by a patient or other recipient that allows for placement of a hospital's own identification label, which is then protected from damage, an area for a permanent label, which can then be associated with the hospital label, a series of removable labels that remain with the patient, a test tube label, and a tail of labels to be removed from the band at the time of application to the patient to ensure a sufficient supply of labels. Each of the permanent label, the removable labels, the test tube label, and the tail are encoded with identical identification information. The band and label strip are separately formed from desired materials and then assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Typenex Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Varsha G. Kalyankar, Scott D. Leece, Luke A. Westra, Andrew A. Aube
  • Patent number: 8707598
    Abstract: A double umbilical identification device mother-infant, includes: an identification armband (1) for the mother provided with irreversible closing element (4, 5) and with an identification code (8); a first umbilical clamp (2) and a second umbilical clamp (3) for the newborn, irreversibly marked with the same identification code (8) of the armband (1); wherein the armband (1) is connected to the clamps (2, 3) by connecting rings (6, 7) made out of easily removable plastic material, characterized in that the device includes a sterile bag (200) connected by a first ring (6) to the armband (1), the sterile bag (200) containing the first clamp (2), and a second sterile bag (300) being connected by a second ring (7) to the first clamp (2), the second sterile bag (300) containing the second clamp (3). A mother-infant identification method making use of a double umbilical device is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventors: Giuseppe Attardo, Giada Maria La Scalia
  • Patent number: 8695256
    Abstract: A recipient verification system including a band having a base, a strap, and a closure device. The base defines a band identification portion for displaying a recipient identifier. The strap extends from the base, and the closure device is attached to the base opposite the strap. First and second slots are formed through the band. In a primary worn state, the strap is looped about a recipient's appendage and secured to the base via the closure device independent of the slots. In a replacement worn state, the base is severed from a majority of the strap and is secured to the recipient's appendage by a secondary band assembled through the slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Typenex Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Kelly M. Landsman, Varsha Kalyankar, Luke A. Westra
  • Publication number: 20140070012
    Abstract: A medical bracelet, wrist-band device, watch, piece of jewelry, or any other worn item contains a OR code for fast scanning by emergency first responders, ER teams or any other medical personnel. Scanning the QR code with a handheld device like a smartphone results in immediate retrieval of pertinent medical information either directly from the QR code, or from a dedicated website. Further security of medical information can be provided by a numerical or alphanumerical patient ID. and a PIN that can be printed on the device for fast access.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Brandon Hunt, Josh Taylor
  • Patent number: 8635793
    Abstract: The visual alert for placement on free-range animals includes active and/or passive lighting to alert motor vehicle drivers of such animals crossing the roadway when traveling through open rangeland. The visual alert is a sleeve having fins extending radially therefrom, the fins having reflective and/or active lighting elements thereon. Power for active lighting is provided by electrical batteries that are recharged during daylight. The permanently installed sleeve may be formed as a circumferentially closed distensible unit that passes over the hoof of the animal, or as an open sheet that is rolled about the leg of the animal and permanently secured by plastic ties or other suitable elements. The sleeve is lined with a non-abrasive material to preclude injury to the animal during long term wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventor: Salman Abdullah Al-Dashti
  • Publication number: 20140013638
    Abstract: Described in some aspects of the present invention are methods and systems that can be used to track occurrences and/or non-occurrences of medical-related events, for example, to record whether one or more medical-related events have occurred at a particular time or during a particular time interval. Any suitable number of events may be tracked using such methods and systems, and the types and varieties of events that can be tracked are diverse. Examples include but are not limited to vaccine or other drug administrations, physical therapies, tests, diagnoses and surgeries. In some preferred embodiments, these and/or other medical-related occurrences or events will be tracked using an article that can be worn about the body of a patient although a variety of non-wearable articles can be utilized as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Lauren Braun
  • Patent number: 8601731
    Abstract: A wearable band with an adjustable size or length. The band includes a first band element with a raised center or identification member. The band includes a second band element with a body having a loop or lasso at one end defined by an inner surface of a sidewall. The outer sidewall of the raised center member is detachably coupled to the inner surface of the loop-defining sidewall when the center member is received within and captured by the loop such as by a snap detent arrangement. To allow sizing, the second band element includes both an inner band sizing element including the loop-defining sidewall at one of its ends and an outer band sizing element that is detachably coupled to the inner band sizing element. The length of the second band element is defined by the combined length of the inner and outer band sizing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Padgett, Michael G. Jungen, John David Worrall, Maxmillian Philip Burton, Carson Lau, Adam D. Leonards
  • Patent number: 8595967
    Abstract: The present invention extends to a band having ribbing on both ends. The exterior surface of the band can include high quality printed content. The ribbing allows the band to be easily shortened equally at both ends so that the printed content can remain centered on the band after shortening. The band can be used as a wristband, belt, collar, or any other type of band to be worn on the human or pet body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Intermountain Business Forms, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry C. Cook, Michael J. Hirst, Jared Hurst
  • Patent number: 8590192
    Abstract: A wearable band with an adjustable size or length. The band includes a first band element and a second band element with a planar body extending from a first to a second end. The second band element body is greater in length than the first band element body and includes a hole for receiving the first band element body. The band includes a coupling mechanism that detachably connects an outer sidewall of the first band element body to the inner sidewall of the second band element body, e.g., to allow the two band elements to be selectively disconnected and reassembled without tools. The coupling mechanism includes a first coupling component extending along the outer sidewall of the first band element and a second coupling element extending along the inner sidewall of the second band element such that the two band elements are connected along the periphery of the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Padgett, Michael G. Jungen, John David Worrall, Maximillian Philip Burton, Carson Lau, Adam D. Leonards
  • Patent number: 8590191
    Abstract: A wristband assembly comprising a wristband strap, a permanent adhesive supported by a first portion of the strap and adapted to secure the strap into a loop, and a temporary adhesive supported by a second portion of the strap. The wristband assembly can further include a liner positioned over the permanent adhesive, and preferably also over the temporary adhesive. The wristband assembly can also include a perforation between the second portion of the strap and the first portion of the strap to facilitate removal of the second portion. In this way, the second portion can act as a redeemable tag. After the tag has been removed and redeemed, the promoter can stick the tag to a tally sheet to organize the tags into groups of a defined number. The tally sheets can then be counted to determine the number of redeemed tags, without the need to count each tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Artemax, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan M. Waltersdorf
  • Publication number: 20130305577
    Abstract: A recipient verification system including a band having a base, a strap, and a closure device. The base defines a band identification portion for displaying a recipient identifier. The strap extends from the base, and the closure device is attached to the base opposite the strap. First and second slots are formed through the band. In a primary worn state, the strap is looped about a recipient's appendage and secured to the base via the closure device independent of the slots. In a replacement worn state, the base is severed from a majority of the strap and is secured to the recipient's appendage by a secondary band assembled through the slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Kelly M. Landsman, Varsha Kalyankar, Luke A. Westra
  • Publication number: 20130305576
    Abstract: A wristband configured adhering rear surface portions of band base material to each other. The present wristband is characterized in that, when winding the wristband on a portion on which the wristband is to be wound. The rear surface of a first winding region (6) having an exposed adhesive layer (3), and the rear surface of a second winding region are adhered to each other such that a first adhesion position guide (18, 19A) and a second adhesion position guide (19) are aligned with each other while a (second adhesion region (23)) of the adhesive layer (3) is left so that the portion can be exposed, whereby the wristband can be formed in a ring shape and wound on the portion on which the wristband is to be wound. The first winding region (6), which has the adhesive layer (3) having the portion so that the portion can be exposed, can be adhered to the front surface of the second winding region (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Tetsuya Takashima, Hiroyuki Konuma
  • Publication number: 20130298434
    Abstract: The field of the present invention relates to an identification assembly, and in particular, to a clasp device for securing to an identification wristband, and to a wristband and clasp assembly. In one embodiment, an identification assembly for a patient includes a band with first and second opposite ends and first and second opposite edges and a width measured between the first and second edges. The identification assembly also includes a clasp secured to the band. The clasp has a first section having an inside surface and an outside surface; a second section having an inside surface and an outside surface, the inside surface of the second section facing the inside surface of the first section; and a protrusion extending from one of the first or the second section to engage the other of the first or the second section to secure the first and second sections together in a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: ST. JOHN COMPANIES, INC.
    Inventors: Robert McDermott, Adam Preisach, Andrew Bishop, Tracey Carpentier, Karen Joseph
  • Patent number: 8567103
    Abstract: An elastic wristband with an elongate strip of injection molded resilient thermoplastic material and one or more graphic panels. The elongate strip includes a center portion, a left side portion and a right side portion joined by left and right living hinges. The central portion includes recessed areas for receiving the graphic panels. The central portion of the elongate strip also includes end tabs that are welded together to form a continuous circular band. The band is elastic in nature and can fit over a person's hand and onto a person's wrist to form a decorative wristband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: Brandon Wolf
  • Patent number: 8561331
    Abstract: A print medium and methods are provided for producing a die-cut portion easily separable from the print medium, thereby shortening the required time to separate the die-cut portion and reducing wasted consumption of print media. The print medium may include die-cut portions having a contour of a wristband, such as those used in a hospital on the wrist of a patient. The die-cut portions are formed sequentially at a constant interval on the print medium, and die-cut lines are formed between each die-cut portion as lines connecting adjacent die-cut portions. The print medium may be automatically cut at the position of a severance line perpendicular to the die-cut line referenced by a cut mark on the print medium. Because the edges of the severed print medium piece are perpendicular to the die-cut lines, separating the die-cut portion from the print medium can be easily started along the die-cut line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Wanibuchi
  • Publication number: 20130269230
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a patient identification system (device), and more particularly to a triage number system that includes a plurality of large Arabic numeric figures made of reflective material and/or plastic material so that when they are attached to patients via wrist band or zip-tie, the identification won't be washed off or smeared and is visible in the dark. The triage identification numbers further comprise a plastic pouch attached to the numeric figures for holding START triage tags and patients' personal belongs. The present invention further provides a kit including triage number system of the present invention for identifying patients, a clipboard with a pad of paper for organization, triage tags, zip-ties, and a triage vest or similar item in an easy to store trauma type bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Jonathan Robert Pinto, Christopher Andrew Pinto
  • Patent number: 8528940
    Abstract: A printable form with a printable face ply and a wristband releasably bonded to the printable form. The wristband may be detached from the printable form and secured around a body part for use in identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Chicago Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Carl Opel, Daniel Hedger
  • Publication number: 20130227988
    Abstract: A wearable band with an adjustable size or length. The band includes a first band element with a raised center or identification member. The band includes a second band element with a body having a loop or lasso at one end defined by an inner surface of a sidewall. The outer sidewall of the raised center member is detachably coupled to the inner surface of the loop-defining sidewall when the center member is received within and captured by the loop such as by a snap detent arrangement. To allow sizing, the second band element includes both an inner band sizing element including the loop-defining sidewall at one of its ends and an outer band sizing element that is detachably coupled to the inner band sizing element. The length of the second band element is defined by the combined length of the inner and outer band sizing elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Padgett, Michael G. Jungen, John David Worrall, Maxmillian Philip Burton, Carson Lau, Adam D. Leonards
  • Publication number: 20130212919
    Abstract: A bending yielding feature for use along an edge of any flexible wristband design provides a cushioning effect to a wearer's wrist or ankle as the wristband is worn, thereby helping to prevent injury to the wearer's wrist or ankle as he flexes his wrist or ankle against the wristband. The bending yielding feature can include many edge designs such as a scalloped edge, a curved edge, an edge with a series of extending flaps, and other such shapes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: LASER BAND, LLC
    Inventor: LASER BAND, LLC
  • Publication number: 20130199067
    Abstract: An elastic wristband with an elongate strip of injection molded resilient thermoplastic material and one or more graphic panels The elongate strip includes a center portion, a left side portion and a right side portion joined by left and right living hinges. The central portion includes recessed areas for receiving the graphic panels The central portion of the elongate strip also includes end tabs that are welded together to form a continuous circular band. The band is elastic in nature and can fit over a person's hand and onto a person's wrist to form a decorative wristband.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventor: Brandon Wolf
  • Patent number: 8495829
    Abstract: A printable wristband form includes a plurality of wristbands cut into a multi-layer sheet of the form. Each wristband includes a release tab formed at an end thereof. A release liner is disposed between layers of the sheet in a single region defined by the release tabs. The form preferably includes adult sized wristbands and infant sized wristbands arranged on the same sheet for use in hospital maternity settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Precision Dynamics Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Bekker, Shane Taghavi