Multilayer Sheet Patents (Class 40/675)
  • Patent number: 9005742
    Abstract: A label for removable application to an article such as a beverage bottle includes a backing layer (2) comprising a laminate of a bi-axially oriented polyester such as PET (12) and a bi-axially oriented polypropylene (14). The polyester film (12) has a lower coefficient of thermal expansion than the polypropylene film (14). Consequently, when the label is heated, it will tend to curl and this effect can be used to assist in the removal of the label from the article in a hot washing bath during recycling of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Spear Group Holdings Limited
    Inventors: David John Davies, Darren Hammonds
  • Publication number: 20150068087
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a household appliance (1) comprising a body, a logo (3) comprising one or more than one logo segment (2) like characters such as letter, numeral, etc. and/or figures, symbols providing visual presentation of the producer name, the brand, the model or any characteristic of the household appliance (1) to the user, and a background (4) such as panel, front wall, door, etc. situated on the body and whereon the logo (3) is situated, and furthermore relates to a logo (3) coating method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Soner Ilgin, Serdal Korkut Avci, Alper Batur, Umit Gulbay
  • Publication number: 20140366415
    Abstract: A dissolvable produce washing label includes a dissolvable facestock impregnated with a produce cleanser; an adhesive layer; and a coating to seal and protect from water and humidity. When rubbed and washed with water by the end user the top coating wears and breaks to expose the dissolvable substrate, thereby dissolving the facestock and releasing the produce wash.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Scott AMRON
  • Publication number: 20140339120
    Abstract: The present application is directed to container and shrink label systems. The container may comprise multiple label locking features that hold a shrink label in place on a conically-shaped container. The system may further comprise an interactive promotional label system comprising multiple promotional elements that may be linked to complete a promotional event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: SpinLabel Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Marcus Key
  • Publication number: 20140259838
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to cards that comprise indicators on the edge of the card stock to help identify the card. The indicators may be projections on the edge of the card stock formed by ridges, grooves, dimples, burrs, protrusions, or other like projections that provide at least a portion of the edge of the card stock with a textured surface. A user may identify the card by viewing the projections or touching the projections on the edge of the card stock, and identifying the type of projections, height of the projections, or the spacing of the projections on the edge of the card stock. The ability to identify the card stock simply through touch may be useful to visually impaired users for differentiating between types of cards that may otherwise be difficult to identify without projections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenneth G. Tattersall
  • Patent number: 8834991
    Abstract: Laminates and methods of making them are generally provided. The methods of making a laminate for use as a clothing tag can include laminating a first fibrous web to a second fibrous web. Both the first and second fibrous webs can include cellulosic fibers and a binder composition present in the respective fibrous web from about 10% by weight to about 100% by weight of the dry weight of the fibrous web. Both the first and second binder composition can include a curable latex polymer and a crosslinker. The second fibrous web can be creped and can have a thickness less than 10 mils. The laminate can be aged for at least about 1 hour at an aging temperature of greater than about 150° F. The resulting laminated and their use in clothing are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Neenah Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Cheryl B. Rueckert, Rhonda S. Lassila
  • Patent number: 8800181
    Abstract: A luggage tag system includes a main portion comprising an elongated portion for forming a loop to attach the luggage tag system to a piece of luggage; a removable portion detachable from the main portion; a unique serial number provided on both the main portion and the removable portion; an area of the removable portion comprising a printed coupon or prize indicator; and an adhesive panel covering the area to prevent the area from being seen until the adhesive panel is removed. Any portion of the adhesive panel that is separated from the removable portion of the tag system loses its ability to adhere to the removable portion so that premature removal of the adhesive panel, in whole or in part, is detectable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Freddy W. Versteeg
  • Patent number: 8772198
    Abstract: Self-expiring labels and badges are made by a method of: (A) contacting a first component of a dye system with a second component of the dye system, the first component carried on a facial surface of a transfer ribbon and the second component carried on a facial surface of a media, the second component beneath and in contact with a timing layer, and (B) heating the contacted first component of the dye system and timing layer with a thermal print head such that (i) the first component of the dye system transfers to the timing layer, and (ii) the first component of the dye system begins to migrate through the timing layer to the second component of the dye system which, upon contact of the first and second components of the dye system, an image is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Brady Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Savagian
  • Publication number: 20140157638
    Abstract: A label includes a first section and a second section that is attached to the first section. The first section includes a panel. The panel includes one or more sides that are detachable from the first section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Emerald City Label, Inc.
    Inventors: Ted Shanley, Dan VanWaveren
  • Patent number: 8671599
    Abstract: A label having at least one resealable brochure and being suitable for attachment to a mounting surface includes a base planar member having oppositely disposed first and second surfaces and a first lateral edge, the first surface being suitable for coupling the base planar member to the mounting surface, a brochure sheet including a second lateral edge that partially overlies the base member, a planar overlying member and a planar tab, wherein, a portion of the brochure sheet and overlying member project beyond the first lateral edge of the base planar member such that when the label is attached to the mounting surface, the overlying member may be selectively uncoupled and recoupled to the mounting surface. Also disclosed are methods of making the labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: National Label Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Neil G. Sellars
  • Patent number: 8635795
    Abstract: A linear series of connected unitary sheet-like merchandise labeling articles, each of which comprises a labeling tag flatly cojoined along a unifying flat bond zone with a flexible elastic layer that extends away from the tag and includes an elastic fastening loop. Adjacent labeling articles of the series are ruptureably connected in a manner permitting the series to be handled as a unit while at the same time permitting ruptureable separation of individual merchandise labeling articles from the series. In one embodiment, the linear series is wound into roll form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Bedford Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert B. Ludlow, Justin C. King, Kim A. Milbrandt, Colin M. O'Donnell, Jeffrey D. Tschetter
  • Publication number: 20140007478
    Abstract: A composite label is described comprising a first portion and a second portion. The second portion may be removeably attached to the first portion. The first portion may have a first attachment portion. The second portion may comprise an identification device comprising an inlay mounted on a carrier material. The carrier material may extend beyond the inlay to form a second attachment portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Danny SMITH, Gianpaolo Stredl
  • Publication number: 20130312302
    Abstract: The present invention is a metallized shrinkable label and a method for producing the same. The label of the invention is composed of a shrinkable film base and a graphic. The graphic is created by combining pigmented inks, a metallic coating and a shrink-resistant coating which is printed in a predetermined pattern with gaps so that upon exposure of the label to heat, the gaps close thereby forming a continuous graphic layer. Advantageously, the shrink-resistant coating minimizes discoloration and pleating of the metallic coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Sancoa International Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Barron G. McKillip, Ulrich E. Weyermann, Daniel B. Chaffee
  • Publication number: 20130302591
    Abstract: Barrier films, in-mold label formed from barrier films, and containers incorporating in-mold labels with barrier properties. Films according to embodiments of the invention include multi-layer or composite films that include one or more layers of a barrier material. The films can be used to form labels in standard in-mold labeling processes such that standard robotics, molds, and materials can be used. Preferably, the film can seal on itself such that an overlap seam can be made. The film has adequate desired barrier properties, i.e. water vapor, oxygen, light, aroma, and/or flavor retention barriers depending on the application, such as packaging of consumable products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Precision Press, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130291417
    Abstract: A peelable label for a container includes a fixed label and a removable label removably attached to at least a portion of the fixed label. A first securement feature is formed along a first side of the removable label and a second securement feature is formed along a second side of the removable label opposite the first side. The first and second securement features cooperate to retain the removable label in a shape of a frustoconical funnel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Aylin Candan Erenguc, Charles Ryan Veers
  • Patent number: 8528939
    Abstract: A coupon card assembly for attaching to a support structure is disclosed. The assembly includes a hinge partially cut through first and second layers of material and a liner to define a first and second card portion movable about a pivot axis. The first card portion includes a score line disposed along a width and cut through the first layer of material to define a segment of the first layer of material removable from the first card portion to expose one of a first and second layer of adhesive remaining on the first card portion for attaching the first card portion to the support structure. The score line is spaced from the pivot axis with at least a portion of the hinge continuing to include both of the first and second layers of material such that the hinge remains functional after removing the segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Saxon, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Turner, Scott D. Best
  • 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: 20130205629
    Abstract: An inherently ink printable multi-layer labelstock film having a substrate core layer comprising a polymeric material and at least one skin layer which is ink printable, the ink printable skin layer comprising a copolyester.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: INNOVIA FILMS LIMITED
    Inventors: Fiona Hird, Shalendra Singh
  • Patent number: 8398117
    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: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Chicago Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Carl Opel, Daniel Hedger
  • Patent number: 8316566
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a linear series of connected unitary sheet-like merchandise labeling articles, each of which comprises a labeling tag flatly cojoined along a unifying flat bond zone with a flexible elastic layer that extends away from the tag and includes an elastic fastening loop. Adjacent labeling articles of the series are ruptureably connected in a manner permitting the series to be handled as a unit while at the same time permitting ruptureable separation of individual merchandise labeling articles from the series. In one embodiment, the linear series is wound into roll form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventors: Robert B. Ludlow, Justin C. King, Kim A. Milbrandt, Colin M. O'Donnell, Jeffrey D. Tschetter
  • Publication number: 20120285052
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a grommetless multi-layered industrial identification tag secured to equipment whereby the tag conveys data associated with the securing equipment, the tag including a laminate assembly including a raised data field; an assembly bed supporting said laminate assembly; a peripheral disc in communication with said assembly bed and encircling said laminate assembly; a conduit section extending through said assembly bed and presenting a grommetless entry portal, said conduit section being adapted for receipt of an anchor therethrough for securing said tag to the equipment; and said raised data field having a plurality of data identifiers providing operational data about the equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Baker, Dianna J. Maxwell
  • Patent number: 8304073
    Abstract: A label for removable application to an article such as a beverage bottle includes a backing layer (2) comprising a laminate of a bi-axially oriented polyester such as PET (12) and a bi-axially oriented polypropylene (14). The polyester film (12) has a lower coefficient of thermal expansion than the polypropylene film (14). Consequently, when the label is heated, it will tend to curl and this effect can be used to assist in the removal of the label from the article in a hot washing bath during recycling of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Spear Group Holdings Limited
    Inventors: David J. Davies, Darren Hammonds
  • Patent number: 8282133
    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: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Chicago Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Carl Opel, Daniel Hedger
  • Publication number: 20120222982
    Abstract: It is provided a label for attaching on a packaging, particularly for cosmetical and/or pharmaceutical products, comprising a packaging label with a machine-readable identification code, particularly an EAN-barcode, and a cover label covering at least partially the identification code for rendering the identification code machine-unreadable, wherein the cover label is adapted for irreversibly damaging the identification code. Due to the cover label the identification code is machine-unreadable, so that a scanner cash register would not accept a packaging provided with this label and a resale is prevented. Since the identification code would be irreversibly damaged by the cover label, the identification code stays machine-unreadable even when the cover label is removed. The risk for an unauthorized resale of a packaging can be reduced in a facilitated manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: KAO GERMANY GMBH
    Inventor: Peter Lamboy
  • Patent number: 8181994
    Abstract: A printable form comprising a printable face surface and a wristband releasably bonded to f the printable face surface. In at least one embodiment the wristband may be detached from the printable face surface and secured to around a body part for use in identification. In at least one embodiment the wristband comprises one or more labels that may be detached therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Chicago Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Carl Opel, Daniel Hedger
  • Patent number: 8156673
    Abstract: A separable tag for bags or other containers, each tag comprising a laminar tag-like member having a series of layers, generally an upper and lower layer, the upper layer contains print materials such as for functioning as a coupon, and its is adhesively applied but peelable from a bottom layer of the tag that is securely affixed to the packaged food product. The tags may be formed continuously, but pulled free at a line of perforation, when applied manually or by machine to the bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Sev-Rend Corporation
    Inventor: Robert E. Williams, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8079164
    Abstract: A luggage tag for identifying luggage and providing promotional material includes a substrate comprising an elongated portion for forming a loop with which to attach the tag to a piece of luggage; a first scratch surface portion on the substrate which is removable to reveal a first printed indicator; and a second scratch surface portion on the substrate which is removable to reveal a second printed indicator, wherein, if the first and second printed indicators match, the tag is a prize winner. The substrate has a detachable portion, the second scratch surface being disposed on the detachable portion of the substrate. The elongate portion for forming the loop and the first scratch surface are disposed on a main portion of the substrate which remains as the luggage tag after the detachable portion is detached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Inventor: Freddy Versteeg
  • Patent number: 8066306
    Abstract: A printable form comprising a printable face ply and a wristband releasably bonded to a surface of the printable face ply. In at least one embodiment the wristband may be detached from the surface of the printable face ply and secured to around a body part for use in identification. In at least one embodiment the printable face ply comprises one or more labels that may be detached therefrom and applied to the wristband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Chicago Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Carl Opel, Daniel Hedger
  • Publication number: 20110220713
    Abstract: A dose tracking method is supported by a multi-flag label construction that label-links a primary container to at least one secondary container. The dose tracking methodology comprises a series of steps including: printing information associated with a source container upon a parent label and a series of child labels, the parent and child labels forming a portion of a multi-layered, multi-flag label; adhesively attaching a transparent end of the multi-flag label to the source container, the transparent end overlying the information associated with the source container; drawing a dose from the source container into a dose container; removing a select child label from the multi-flag label; adhesively attaching the removed select child label to the dose container; and inputting the printed information from the select child label into a dose tracking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventor: Timothy N. Cloninger
  • Publication number: 20110197484
    Abstract: A security label includes a substrate; and a film formed on the substrate and comprising at least one anti-counterfeiting pattern each including a plurality of parallel anti-counterfeiting lines each having a plurality of anti-counterfeiting units. It is easy for consumers to identify the genuine products by viewing the security label placed on the product in a predetermined angle range. The film may be formed on the substrate which may be made of one of a wide variety of materials. No ink, dye, and organic solution are employed in the manufacturing process. The manufacturing cost is decreased greatly. More than one anti-counterfeiting pattern may be formed on the substrate without causing interference. Hence, its anti-counterfeiting effects are excellent. Counterfeiting of the security label is very difficult.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventors: Yang-Huang Lin, Rong-Jie Shen
  • Publication number: 20110185606
    Abstract: A medication dosage reminder sleeve apparatus for use in connection with a medicine container, comprising: a sleeve material comprising a transparent surface thereof, comprising a closed surface with a circumference substantially equal to a circumference of the medicine container with which the apparatus is to be used, wherein the sleeve material will conform to a shape of, and fit snugly upon the medicine container, when placed over at least part of the medicine container; and affixed to the sleeve material, at least one dosage reminder system; wherein: the sleeve material omits any adhesive on a surface thereof which contacts the medicine container when placed thereover; the sleeve material in combination with the dosage reminder system can, at will, be attached to, removed from, and slidably adjusted upon the medicine container; and the transparency of the sleeve material enables information printed on the medicine container to be seen through the transparent sleeve material while the transparent sleeve ma
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventor: Patricia Londino
  • Publication number: 20110155625
    Abstract: A label for a prescription pharmacy bottle includes a panel, a tab, and a flange. The panel defines a first side edge, a second side edge, and an aperture extending through the panel and positioned adjacent the second side edge. The tab extends from the first side edge away from the panel and rotates about the first side edge to selectively move between a first position, in which the tab substantially covers the panel, and a second position, in which the tab extends away from the panel. The flange is initially formed to extend from the second side edge away from the panel and defines a substantially planar surface coated with an adhesive. The flange is folded about the second side edge to extend behind the panel such that the adhesive on the flange extends across and is exposed through the aperture. Other labels, combinations, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew P. Franks, James A. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20110146912
    Abstract: A multi-layer laminate media is provided on which information may be applied in machine or human readable form on a visible front surface by the output of one or more lasers, or other high intensity light source. In a preferred embodiment, the media has three layers including preferably transparent substrate, a thermochromic layer and a light absorbent layer located intermediate the media substrate and the thermochromic layer. The light absorbent layer is adapted to absorb light from the light source and convert the absorbed light into heat. The heat is immediately conducted into selected portions of the thermochromic layer which is in thermal contact with the light absorbent layer, causing portions of the thermochromic layer to change visual appearance such as color to create the desired mark. The media optimally includes obscuration materials to reduce the visibility of the light absorbent layer to the naked eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: M. Scott Howarth, Colin P. Woodward, Neil Griffin, Sam Hyde, Roger Clarke, Richard Calusdian, Wilson B. Murray, Richard Hirst, Richard Evans, Enrique B. Schilling, Gareth Melton, Timothy Moore, David Southwood
  • Patent number: 7941953
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a linear series (110) of connected unitary sheet-like merchandise labeling articles (10), each of which comprises a labeling tag (12) flatly cojoined along a unifying flat bond zone (14) with a flexible elastic layer (16) that extends away from the tag (12) and includes an elastic fastening loop (20). Adjacent labeling articles (10) of the series (110) are ruptureably connected in a manner permitting the series (110) to be handled as a unit while at the same time permitting ruptureable separation of individual merchandise labeling articles (10) from the series (110). In one embodiment, the linear series (110) is wound into roll form (210).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Bedford Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Ludlow, Justin C. King, Kim A. Milbrandt, Colin M. O'Donnell, Jeffrey D. Tschetter
  • Patent number: 7939145
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for labeling a glass, plastic or metal container or surface with a polymeric label by means of a water based adhesive composition by the following steps: (a) selecting a polymeric label having a density of less than 0.9; (b) applying a water based adhesive to said polymeric label to form a fastenable polymeric label; (c) fastening said fastenable polymeric label to a glass, plastic or metal container or surface; and (d) allowing said polymeric label to dry on said glass, plastic or metal surface or container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Process Resources Corporation
    Inventor: Peter J Dronzek, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7926210
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for identifying luggage and promotional advertising for use by hotels, casinos and the like are disclosed. The apparatus includes a tag having a first side having a scratch surface covering promotional material and a second side having a portion for printing identifying information. The tag and the promotional material can be used by a hotel, casino or the like to encourage guests to attend shows or dine at restaurants being promoted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventor: Freddy Versteeg
  • Publication number: 20100324920
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a layered image assembly and a marketing method are provided including a passive consumer behavior tracking method without requiring an “opt-in” process. The layered image assembly includes a base layer and a top layer with an inner area formed between. An opening is provided within a perimeter of the base layer to provide access to the inner layer. The inner layer is provided with a media that may comprise coupons, offers, advertisements, collapsible springs, animated collapsible springs having an image, etc. The media may include one or more symbols for conveying information. The layered image assembly may be attached to an item, such as a substrate, envelope, package, magazine, etc. The customer information relating to the item may be associated, or merged, with the information from the one or more symbols from the media. This merging of information may be used to track customer purchases, customer information, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: ACTION WOBBLE, INC.
    Inventors: John C. Sullivan, Jeffrey S. Samson, Cory Price, Pedro Vaca, Basil Luck
  • Patent number: 7832133
    Abstract: There are disclosed several embodiments of label sets or arrays having a substantial capacity for printed information while maintaining all the labels of the array associated and properly oriented with respect to each other, wherein all the labels of each set or array can be printed in a printer. The labels of the array are preferably printed in transverse rows across a label web to increase the number of labels that can be carried on a roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Paul A. Chamandy
  • Patent number: 7828333
    Abstract: A printable form comprising a printable face ply and a wristband releasably bonded to a surface of the printable face ply. In at least one embodiment the wristband may be detached from the surface of the printable face ply and secured to around a body part for use in identification. In at least one embodiment the printable face ply comprises one or more labels that may be detached therefrom and applied to the wristband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Chicago Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Carl Opel, Daniel Hedger
  • Publication number: 20100115814
    Abstract: An advertising piece and presentation article printed on a material of any size, weight, thickness or color that has a first planar and a second planar surface. First and second planar surface includes information about one or more advertisers, products, or services, one coupon or a plurality of coupons. Second planar surface includes a strip of adhesive covered by a liner. Liner has three different methods in which it is peeled back to expose the adhesive. The adhesive is used to attach advertising piece and presentation article to door or entryway. Consumer then transfers the article to the inside of building and attaches to any surface, such as a refrigerator, so it is displayed in the view of the consumer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventor: Roth K. Christopherson
  • Publication number: 20090313871
    Abstract: A product display tag comprising a front surface; and perpendicular side edges configured for attachment to a commercial product wherein the front surface is attached to the perpendicular side edges and a plurality of attachment sites for attaching said display tag to said product along the perpendicular side edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventor: Adam Merzon
  • Publication number: 20090249670
    Abstract: A label including a lamination, a method of using such label and a method of making such label. The label may include a liner, a face stock having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, disposed over a portion of the liner. In addition, the label may include a laminating material having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface and a first edge and a second edge, wherein the laminating material is disposed over a portion of the liner and the second surface is proximate to said liner. Furthermore, the label may include at least two creases in the liner upon which the liner may be folded to locate the second surface of the laminating material over the first surface of the face stock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: ELECTRONIC IMAGING MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Alex HENKEL, Jason WILDER, Juan MUNOZ
  • Publication number: 20090252982
    Abstract: A sheet of thermally reflective material (1) has a surface texture comprising a plurality of reflecting elements (2), wherein each element has a first facet (4) which is substantially reflective at thermal infrared wavelengths and wherein the respective first facets (4) form an angle ? with the plane of the sheet (A-B) (0°<?<90°). Preferably, the first facets (4) are aligned such that, in use, thermal radiation is reflected from a common direction. By orienting the sheet of thermally reflective material to reflect cold regions of the sky, a marking material exhibiting a cold spot in a thermal imager can be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: QINETIQ LIMITED
    Inventors: Eoin S. O'Keefe, Adam J. Shohet, Martin Swan
  • Publication number: 20090249669
    Abstract: A label, a method of forming a label, and a system for using the label. The label may include a substrate including a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. The label may also include an adhesive contacting at least a portion of the first surface, a liner contacting at least a portion of the adhesive, and a reflective layer contacting at least a portion of the second surface. The reflective layer includes a binder and a reflective flake. The liner may have a first reflectivity R1 and the label may have a second reflectivity R2. The label may reflect 10% to 50% of light incident to said label and R1?R2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: ELECTRONIC IMAGING MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Alex HENKEL, Jason WILDER, Juan MUNOZ
  • Publication number: 20090200790
    Abstract: An authenticity proof label is provided and includes an adhesive layer, a hologram layer provided on the adhesive layer, a protective layer provided on the hologram layer, and a cut provided from a side of the protective layer in such a manner as to at least reach the hologram layer, the cut dividing a surface area of the protective layer into at least two segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayoshi Kanno, Akira Shirakura
  • Publication number: 20090172990
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a layered container label that can be marked by the consumer without the aid of a writing device, as well as the method and manufacturing such label. The markable label is formed in layers with: an upper translucent film; a base layer having visually contrasting regions; and an intermediate deformable covering material such as wax laminated between the upper translucent film and the contrasting base layer. Upon application of pressure to the exposed surface of the upper layer, the intermediate deformable covering material is disrupted to visually expose the contrasting region of the base film layer at the point of applied pressure. This allows a user to mark the label without any writing implements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2009
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventor: Bethann Corey
  • Publication number: 20080282593
    Abstract: Labels that are conducive to the detection of bar-codes and other indicia having varying spectral emissivity values are provided. The labels include a substrate, a background layer, a thermally conductive layer and an adhesive layer. The background layer is preferably similar in visual appearance to the indicium that the label is to receive. Meanwhile, the thermally conductive layer is made from a material with high thermal conductivity that is used to substantially equalize the temperature across the label surface, thereby enabling a faster and cheaper detection of transitions of differential emissivity on the indicium surface. The adhesive layer is used for attaching the label to a document or other product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventor: William Berson
  • Patent number: 7326453
    Abstract: An index card assembly which allows selective adherence of an index card to a mounting surface is disclosed. A base paper layer of the index card has a front side and an opposite back side. The paper layer has an upper edge with a portion of the paper layer removed to define a paperless zone which includes a gap across the upper edge. A cover layer having an outer face and an inner face is adhered by pressure sensitive adhesive disposed on its inner face to the front side of the paper layer. The cover layer is aligned to cover the paperless zone with a top of the cover layer extending across the gap of the paperless zone. The adhesive on the inner face of the cover layer is exposed across the paperless zone on the back side of the paper layer. The thickness of the paper layer prevents the adhesive from contacting a surface abutting the back side of the paper layer in the absence of the application of a threshold level of pressure against the outer face of the cover layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: David C. Windorski
  • Patent number: 7323235
    Abstract: The present invention is an multi-strip promotional piece that can be used as an insert for a food product package and that includes a number of printed strips releasably secured to one another by an adhesive. The strips each include an inner polymeric film layer printed on one or both sides and having an outer polymeric film layer secured over one of the sides of the inner polymeric film layer. The first polymeric film layer is releasably securable to a first polymeric film layer of the adjacent strip such that the inks printed on the first film layers of the strips are kept in a sealed configuration within the insert while the strips are secured to one another within the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Graham Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Shane Vaughn
  • Patent number: 7260909
    Abstract: A separable tag for bags or other containers, each tag comprising a laminar tag-like member having a series of layers, generally an upper and lower layer, the upper layer containing print material such as for functioning as a coupon, and it is adhesively applied but peelable from a bottom layer of the tag that is securely affixed to the packaged food product. The tags may be formed continuously, but pull free at a line of perforation, when applied manually or by machine to the bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Sev-Rend Corporation
    Inventor: Robert E. Williams