Ornamental, Decorative, Pattern, Or Indicia Patents (Class 428/42.1)
  • Patent number: 10782746
    Abstract: An apparatus including an overlay with a top side and a bottom side. The apparatus also can include an adhesive component with a top side and a bottom side. The top side of the adhesive component can be adhered to the bottom side of the overlay. The adhesive component can be configured to adhere the bottom side of the overlay to a screen of an electronic device in a single-use application of the overlay by adhering the bottom side of the adhesive component to the screen of the electronic device. The apparatus can be configured such that, when the overlay is removed from being adhered to the screen of the electronic device after the single-use application of the overlay, at least a portion of the adhesive component is detached from at least a portion of the overlay. Other embodiments are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: BELKIN INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: David A. Kleeman, Vijendra Nalwad, Kazuyoshi Raijin Otani, John F. Wadsworth
  • Patent number: 10275969
    Abstract: A method of illuminating an item is disclosed. The method includes applying adhesive to the item, interspersing a taggant in the adhesive, illuminating the item with an excitation signal, sensing luminescence emitted by the taggant in response to illumination by the excitation signal, and determining the authenticity of the item based on the sensed emitted luminescence. The item can include any item benefited by authentication, and can include a postage stamp. A method of customizing an item is disclosed. This can include the steps of preparing a substrate, applying a security feature to the substrate, printing non-customized information on the substrate, receiving image information, and printing the image information on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventors: Khalid Hussain, Marie Therese Dominguez, David E. Failor, William G. Ackerman
  • Patent number: 9701145
    Abstract: A covert label. A substrate comprises a field of ink. Disposed within the field of ink, is ink that can be preferentially removed according to a preconfigured pattern. The preconfigured pattern comprises information associable with at least one object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ehud Chatow, Galia Golodetz, Steven J. Simske, Gal Victor
  • Patent number: 9495888
    Abstract: An adhesive label with a water-based release coating and methods for applying the water-based release coating to the adhesive label are provided. The water-based release coating is a non-silicon based formulation having a fluorochemical. The water-based release coating can be applied in a single-pass process or a double-pass process when manufacturing the adhesive label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Iconex LLC
    Inventor: Martha Patricia Wild
  • Patent number: 9376598
    Abstract: The easily applicable adhesive sheet of the invention is characterized by having a base sheet, and an adhesive layer which is provided on the base sheet and which has, in a surface portion, a plurality of air passages having grooves opening on an end edge portion of the base sheet, wherein each air passage includes therein numerous island-like protrusions whose tops are flush with the surface of the adhesive layer, and the island-like protrusions are arranged such that any circle inscribed in the grooves defined by side walls of the air passage and those of the protrusions has a diameter of 5 to 90 ?m at the level of the surface of the adhesive layer. The invention provides an easily applicable adhesive sheet which is smoothly applied to an adherend without formation of “blisters,” and which exhibits excellent appearance after application to the adherend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: LINTEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshimitsu Kanda
  • Patent number: 9199432
    Abstract: An apparatus for decorating an article includes a decorative sheet member having a first side and a second side, neither of the first and second sides having an adhesive; a fixation sheet member having a third side configured to be attached to a surface of the article, the third side including a first adhesive with a first adhesion characteristic; and a fourth side, opposite the third side and configured to receive one of the first and second sides of the decorative sheet, the fourth side having a second adhesive with a second adhesion characteristic, the second adhesion characteristic being less permanent than the first adhesion characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: SWAPONZ, INC.
    Inventor: Patrick Planche
  • Patent number: 9034448
    Abstract: Adhesive articles are prepared through the use of modified release liners. The modified release liners include a fracturable layer and a release surface partially covering the fracturable layer. The modified release liners may be prepared by selective coating of a release material onto the fracturable layer or by selective treatment of a release surface to expose portions of the fracturable layer. Upon removal of an adhesive layer adhered to the modified release liner, portions of the fracturable layer of the release liner adhere to the adhesive layer to form a modified adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Frank T. Sher, David J. Yarusso
  • Publication number: 20150118433
    Abstract: Methods and articles of manufacture are disclosed for easily changing the look and appearance of doors, windows, furniture, appliances and the like. The protection, refurbishing, and/or redecoration of items may be permanent or temporary, partial or complete. The disclosed laminates may be two or three dimensional and be self-adhesive or non-self-adhesive. In some embodiments both sides of the laminate may be self-adhesive. In other embodiments the laminates may be used as canvas to create permanent or removable art work.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Shohreh Khorsandi
  • Publication number: 20150079326
    Abstract: The present invention relates to banking card stickers that provide protection of information displayed on banking cards, by allowing the user to apply an adhesive backed, tamper evident and opaque sticker over all but the last four numbers of the user's card on the front and back of the card, the card code number on either the front or rear of the card, and the card's signature block. Each strip is adhesive backed and opaque. Different embodiments of the security stickers are provided for the user to choose for different kinds of banking cards. An adhesive sticker kit for banking cards may have at least two adhesive stickers covering the front and back of the bank account numbers displayed on the banking cards, at least one sticker of different size covering the security code of the banking cards, another sticker covering the signature block, and at least one sticker displays account information protection advisory statements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: JoAnne M. Snow, Raymond J. Snow, Susan S. Polachek
  • Patent number: 8980393
    Abstract: A book binding structure which includes at least one adhesive binder strip and a pair of supporting sheets for supporting the binder strip during a binder strip printing process. Opposite ends of the binder strip are supported on separate support sheets, which are coupled together only by way of the binder strip to allow independent movement of the ends of the binder strip. The sheets are arranged to support the binder strip as is passes along the paper path of a conventional printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Powis Parker Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin P Parker
  • Patent number: 8962118
    Abstract: The present invention relates to sheets. The sheets include a base layer, a resin layer formed on the base layer, and a printed layer formed on the resin layer. The resin layer includes a polylactic acid (PLA) resin. The sheets are biodegradable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: LG Hausys, Ltd.
    Inventors: Gun Soo Chung, Youn Woo Nam, Si Young Lee, Min Lee
  • Patent number: 8950095
    Abstract: A paving advertisement has an elongated flexible tape body with a base substrate layer. The base substrate layer has front and rear faces, the front face having at least one text message that conveys information. The base substrate layer includes a cold crack additive, such as polyvinyl chloride, thereby increasing its strength and flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: ParkMarx Advertising, LLC
    Inventor: Gregory W. Gorman
  • Patent number: 8889240
    Abstract: Provided are adhesive articles and assemblies that include a flat and at least partially elastic backing along with a patterned adhesive coating on each side of the backing. When viewed from directions perpendicular to the backing, the adhesive on one side of the backing does not substantially overlap the adhesive on the opposing side of the backing. As a result, it is possible to use a stretch removable adhesive article that uses, for example, an aggressive adhesive to provide a reliable bond but still remove cleanly and easily from delicate substrates that would otherwise be damaged or destroyed if bonded with conventional adhesive constructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Leigh E. Wood
  • Patent number: 8865282
    Abstract: A protective cover plate mainly comprises a substrate, a printing layer, an ultraviolet layer and an adhesive layer, wherein the printing layer is disposed at a side surface of the substrate. The printing layer is formed with at least a pattern. The pattern protrudes the substrate to form a segmental difference surface. The ultraviolet layer is disposed to another side surface of the printing layer relative to the substrate, and the ultraviolet layer is disposed with at least a filling portion. The filling portion can be relatively located near the pattern to fill the segmental difference surface of the pattern to flat the surface. A side of the ultraviolet layer is disposed with the adhesive layer. The plate can be adhered to the article by utilizing the adhesive layer. The protective cover plate does not only have flat appearance but also achieves dustproof and dirt prevention efficacies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignees: Shiu Yang Technology Co., Ltd, Yo Want Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Cheng-Chung Hsu
  • Publication number: 20140299265
    Abstract: Dry apply and/or peel away temporary body decals may be comprised of a decal applied to a backing with an adhesive associated with the decal. A protective laminate may be applied to protect the decal until it is used. The user may apply the decal to his/her body, and the decal may be applied without the use of water. When the user is ready to remove the temporary body decal, the adhesive associated with the decal may provide a means for the user to detach the temporary body decal from his/her body without leaving a residue on his/her body and without the need to use soap and water to remove the temporary body decal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Douglas Marshall
  • Publication number: 20140272239
    Abstract: A book binding structure which includes at least one adhesive binder strip and a pair of supporting sheets for supporting the binder strip during a binder strip printing process. Opposite ends of the binder strip are supported on separate support sheets, which are coupled together only by way of the binder strip to allow independent movement of the ends of the binder strip. The sheets are arranged to support the binder strip as is passes along the paper path of a conventional printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: KEVIN P. PARKER
  • Publication number: 20140272240
    Abstract: An apparatus for decorating an article includes a decorative sheet member having a first side and a second side, neither of the first and second sides having an adhesive; a fixation sheet member having a third side configured to be attached to a surface of the article, the third side including a first adhesive with a first adhesion characteristic; and a fourth side, opposite the third side and configured to receive one of the first and second sides of the decorative sheet, the fourth side having a second adhesive with a second adhesion characteristic, the second adhesion characteristic being less permanent than the first adhesion characteristic
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: GloDesign, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick Planche
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140212615
    Abstract: A multi-purpose form with a plurality of label types on a single business form includes an adhesive-backed label, a label with a front-facing exposed adhesive, and labels which can form laminated water-resistant tags. The business form has a plurality of layers. The form includes die cuts which allow for layers to be peeled away from the form, exposing adhesive layers and forming the different label types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Larry David Norgaard, Susan Schiller Norgaard
  • Publication number: 20140127395
    Abstract: Methods and systems for coating measurements are provided. A system for obtaining characteristics of a target coating layer include a clearcoat layer having a first surface and a second surface. A removable front support layer has an upper surface and a lower surface, where the lower surface is affixed over at least a portion of the second surface of the clearcoat layer. A back support layer has an inner surface and an outer surface, and at least a portion of the inner surface includes an adhesive layer. A separation layer is affixed over at least a portion of the adhesive layer, and the separation layer is removable from the adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Larry Eugene STEENHOEK, Allan Blase Joseph RODRIGUES, Gerard T. BROSMER, David Lee GRIFFUS
  • Publication number: 20140099464
    Abstract: A decoupling underlayment membrane is described. The decoupling underlayment membrane includes: a set of mortar cavities; a set of through holes; and an adhesive layer coupled to an exterior surface of each mortar cavity in the set of cavities. A method of manufacturing a decoupling underlayment membrane includes: retrieving a membrane sheet; thermoforming a set of cavities into a top surface of the membrane sheet; pressing a set of through holes into the membrane sheet. A decoupling underlayment membrane includes: a set of starfish-shaped cavities arranged in a first repeating pattern and formed into a top surface of the membrane; a set of through holes arranged in a second repeating pattern; and a peel and stick adhesive layer coupled to a bottom surface of the membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Carl Thomas Archbold, Scott Burton Harter
  • Publication number: 20140084019
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a flexible sheet comprised of antimicrobial copper that is configured to retroactively wrap conformably about at least one predetermined touch surface. The apparatus can further include a securement mechanism that is configured to secure that flexible sheet to the predetermined touch surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: MEDLINE INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Richard S. Cotey
  • Patent number: 8667896
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a screen print reflection transfer product and to reflection transfer systems produced by this method. According to said method, the reflecting color is provided with a multitude of reflecting particles, said reflecting particles protruding from the surface of the top color coat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Harald Kaufmann
  • Patent number: 8647732
    Abstract: An anti-mold film assembly has an absorptive sheet, a metallic coating and two first films. The absorptive sheet absorbs vaporizable ingredients and has a first side and a second side opposite to the first side of the absorptive sheet. The metallic coating is connected with the first side of the absorptive sheet and has a surface opposite to the absorptive sheet. The first films are ventilative and are respectively connected with the second side of the absorptive sheet and the surface of the metallic coating. Because the metallic coating is capable of drawing sulfhydryl groups of enzyme proteins contained in bacteria and killing the bacteria, the antibiotic effect of the anti-mold film assembly is greatly enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: Jui-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 8636708
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a temporary tattoo, appliqué or decal and a method of using the tattoo on a patient to identify on that patient a selected operative site, wherein said operation is identified by name on said decal and wherein the accuracy of site selection may be endorsed by the patient and the responsible operator directly on the selected site in such a manner that the endorsement indicia remain legible after the decal is eradicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Denovo Labs, LLC
    Inventor: Wade T. Goolishian
  • Publication number: 20140023815
    Abstract: A compliance aid to facilitate administration of medications and the like is described. The device provides a record of the dosage history and includes a panel attachable to the container for the medication. The panel has an array of detachable stickers arranged to provide an indication that a dose has been administered and to provide an incentive for children to take the dosage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: Kerren Steckler
  • Patent number: 8613992
    Abstract: A protective cover of an electronic device includes a leather layer, which includes an outside surface and a bottom surface. A backing layer integrates with the bottom surface of the leather layer. The protective cover adheres onto the electronic devices, hence, the electronic devices are well protected, and the appearances of the electronic devices are well maintained. The surfaces of the electronic devices cannot be dirtied, scraped, or damaged. Users can feel more comfortable when operating their electronic devices, hence, the worthiness and the usability of the electronic devices are greatly enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Inventor: Fu Yi Hsu
  • Patent number: 8609211
    Abstract: A label that is removable from the article with which it is associated, or includes a removable section thereof, and includes only a single substrate. The substrate has a front side and a back side, and an ink disposed on the back side of the substrate, which remains with the substrate during removal of the substrate, or a section thereof, from an article. The label further includes an abhesive disposed adjacent the ink on the back side of the substrate. The label may have at least one set of perforations to provide a removable section of the label. These perforations may be provided by an apparatus for providing consistent perforations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Multi-Color Corporation
    Inventors: Steve Boucher, Wally Zychowski, Tom Renier
  • Patent number: 8609212
    Abstract: A security label (310) comprises a first layer (114) of a non-affixing polymeric coating printed on a coating receiving surface (362) of a carrier film substrate (112). Affixing portions (121) of a second layer (118) adhere to the carrier film substrate (112) via affixing regions (116) defined by the first layer (114). The first layer (14) is less adherable to the carrier film substrate (12) than the second layer (18), so that, in use, when the carrier film substrate (12) is removed from the first layer (14), the affixing portions (121) of the second layer (18) remain adhered to the carrier film substrate (12) and are disassociated from an adhesive material layer (120), and those portions of the second layer which are not affixing portions remain associated with the adhesive material layer (120) and are disassociated from the carrier film substrate (112).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Bastione Limited
    Inventors: William Neil White, David Brian Clouston
  • Patent number: 8609214
    Abstract: A combination handheld device and anti-slip film is produced by combining a thin, dimensionally stable plastic film having a smooth surface finish with a silicone elastomer having a low durometer and a textured and polished surface finish. The film includes adhesive means for adhering the film to objects such as a handheld device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Fred A. Antonini
  • Patent number: 8567338
    Abstract: A medical instrument including an indicator of exposure to fluids applied to the medical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Greene, Paul T. Marshall, Mark H. Ransick, Mark S. Leuenberger, Danny R. Kelley, George M. Pomeroy, Gregory Frey, William B. Weisenburgh, II
  • Patent number: 8530021
    Abstract: Herein is disclosed a plastic tape, comprising a backing with a first major side comprising a microstructured paint-retention pattern and a second major side that may comprise a microstructured hand-tear pattern and with a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer disposed on second major side of the backing; wherein the backing, the microstructured paint-retention pattern, and the microstructured hand-tear pattern (if present) all constitute a monolithic plastic unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Joseph T. Bartusiak, Graham M. Clarke
  • Patent number: 8530020
    Abstract: A sheet of printable business cards which includes a cardstock sheet construction having a front side and a back side and a solid continuous liner sheet releasably secured with ultraremovable adhesive to and covering the back side. Continuous through-cut lines are cut through the cardstock sheet construction to the back side but not through-cut through the liner sheet; the through-cut lines defining at least in part perimeter edges of printable business cards. Portions of the back side of the cardstock sheet construction form back side surfaces of the printable business cards. Areas of the liner sheet covering back sides of all of the through-cut lines and thereby hold the printable business cards together when the sheet of printable business cards is fed through a printer or copier for a printing operation on the printable business cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: CCL Label, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian R. McCarthy, Steven Craig Weirather, Charles Thurmond Patterson, Tony Lee Scroggs, Sunjay Yedehalli Mohan, Patricia L. Cross, Arthur B. Moore
  • Patent number: 8518510
    Abstract: A frictional pad in combination with a handheld electronic device upon which the frictional pad is adhered and an upward facing support surface upon which the handheld electronic device is selectively disposed and held in a non-adhesive, non-slip fashion by the frictional pad. The frictional pad includes a polyurethane dome adhered to the handheld electronic device by the adhesive film. The dome has a broad, flat shape with an outfacing surface facing the upward facing support surface with a flat and smooth center parallel with the adhesive film and surrounded by a radius perimeter. The outfacing surface of the dome contacts the upward facing support surface and is tacky to releasably hold the handheld electronic device to the upward facing support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: American Covers, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan J. Wheatley, Bryce Craig
  • Patent number: 8507064
    Abstract: A printable sheet assembly having a facestock that is provided with a plurality of cards including a card whose perimeter is defined by first and second horizontal through-cut lines and first and second vertical through-cut lines, the intersection of the first horizontal through-cut line and the first vertical through-cut line defining a first corner, the intersection of the first horizontal through-cut line and the second vertical through-cut line defining a second card corner. A liner sheet strip is on a back side surface of the facestock. The liner sheet strip covers the first horizontal through-cut line and is wider at one of the card corners than along the first horizontal through-cut line at an area centrally disposed between the card corners, thereby exposing a portion of a back side surface the card, and the liner sheet strip covering portions of the vertical through-cut lines between the horizontal through-cut lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Brian R. McCarthy, Steven Craig Weirather, Charles Thurmond Patterson, Tony Lee Scroggs, Sunjay Yedehalli Mohan, Patricia L. Cross, Arthur B. Moore
  • Patent number: 8501294
    Abstract: A frictional pad in combination with an upward facing support surface upon which the frictional pad is adhered and upon which a handheld electronic device is selectively disposed and held in a non-adhesive, non-slip, tacky fashion by the frictional pad. The frictional pad has a repositionable adhesive film releasably and repositionably adhered to the upward facing support surface. A squat dome is affixed to the upward facing support surface by the repositionable adhesive film. The squat dome has a continuous outward facing surface facing and contacting the handheld electronic device. A majority of the outward facing surface is continuous, smooth and parallel with the repositionable adhesive film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: American Covers, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan J. Wheatley, Bryce Craig
  • Publication number: 20130192108
    Abstract: The invention relates to a removable and decorative or informative circumferential cover to at least partially surround a viewing area of a display device, and in particular to a removable cover therefore. The display device or windowed viewport may be, for instance, an active viewing area such as a TV screen, a computer screen, a monitor screen, a handheld device screen, and so forth. The display device may also be a passive viewing area such as a painting, a poster, a beverage refrigerator, a display case, etc. The display device may also be, for instance, a conventional window or any other area that may surround or frame an area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventor: Suresh MADHAVAN
  • Patent number: 8475901
    Abstract: A method and resulting multi-layered media product including a printed layer and a liner layer having inner surfaces adhered together with a clear poly material sandwiched therebetween. The multi-layered media product includes a first section separable from a remainder of the product and containing printed indicia thereon, a second section separable from a remainder of the product and having a removable printed label thereon, and a third section convertible to an envelope. The third section contains printed indicia on one side thereof and a window of the clear poly material on another side thereof. In operation, the sections of the multi-layered media product are separated and a labeled container can be placed in the envelope and the envelope sealed to prevent tampering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: John Michael Viavattine, Kurt Warren Jones
  • Patent number: 8474208
    Abstract: A vinyl floor panel for a flooring system prepared from a blend of a polymer and cork granules. The floor panel includes top and bottom surfaces with a first layer between both surfaces. A printed pattern is located on the top surface. The first layer is prepared from a blend of a polymer polyvinyl chloride and cork granules, where the cork granules are evenly distributed with the polyvinyl chloride throughout the length, width, and thickness of the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Novalis Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Carl Ruland
  • Patent number: 8455074
    Abstract: Forms containing a removable hang tag are disclosed. An example form includes a substrate including a first line of weakness defining a central area and a perimeter area. The form includes a second line of weakness in the central area to divide the central area into a first side and a second side. The form includes a third line of weakness formed in the perimeter area to define a sleeve area. The form includes a fourth line of weakness formed in the sleeve area to divide the sleeve area into a first sleeve layer and a second sleeve layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Moore Wallace North America, Inc
    Inventor: David R. Emmert
  • Patent number: 8455073
    Abstract: A label sheet construction including a liner sheet and a facestock sheet releasably adhered to the liner sheet. A plurality of labels and fold lines are die cut in the facestock sheet but not the liner sheet. The fold lines extend between the labels. After the sheet construction has been passed through a printer or copier and the desired indicia printed on the labels, the construction (an upper portion thereof) is bent back along one of the fold lines. This separates a(n) (upper) portion of the label from the underlying liner sheet. The user then easily grasps the upper portion and peels the label off of the liner sheet without tearing the label. When the label has a burst design, it is preferable to have a pair of fold lines for folding the liner sheet away from a portion of the label. The burst design preferably has alternating long and short points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Jerry G. Hodsdon, Jennifer Lynn Dean
  • Patent number: 8455075
    Abstract: A decorative stainless steel rolled sheet has an embossed pattern, suitable for use as a surface finish or an interior surface finish of products, wherein a thin stainless steel sheet subjected to surface treatment including nanoceramic coating or PVD ionic coating resulting in various colors and a release sheet alone or with a nonwoven fabric layer bonded thereto by means of a hot melt adhesive layer are embossed together and bonded to each other with the embossed pattern, thus exhibiting superior bonding strength, heat resistance, fire resistance, scratch resistance, shape stability, flexibility and wrinkling resistance. In the method of manufacturing such a decorative stainless steel rolled sheet, the rolled sheet can be mass produced at uniform quality using a continuous process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Daejin DSP Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jin Hyung Kim
  • Publication number: 20130115403
    Abstract: A highly resistant self-adhesive laminated cover is disclosed, formed by a layered material comprising a cover plate (2), an intermediary layer of gluing material (3) and a protection film (4), wherein said cover plate (2) is intended to compose the external and apparent face of the laminated cover (1), while the protection film (4) is intended to be taken off before the application of the laminated cover (1), so to allow the contact between the receiving surface for the laminated cover (1) and the gluing material layer (3). A device (10) able to form said laminated cover (1) from an MDF or MDP plate and a double-face type adhesive is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: Pertech do Brasil LTDA
    Inventors: Carlos Alfredo Lima, Pedro Luis Tardeli, Edilson Dominicheli
  • Patent number: 8418616
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a screen print reflection transfer product and to reflection transfer systems produced by this method. According to said method, the reflecting color is provided with a multitude of reflecting particles, said reflecting particles protruding from the surface of the top color coat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Harald Kaufmann
  • Patent number: 8414994
    Abstract: A note-carried liquid pack for application on an article by machine includes a base note layer with printed indicia on a top note face. The note-carried liquid pack also includes first and second fluid-impermeable, substantially transparent laminate layers overlying the base note layer. A first adhesive secures the first laminate layer to the base note layer, and a second adhesive secures the second laminate layer to the first laminate layer along an endless adhesive boundary. The endless adhesive boundary surrounds a central portion devoid of adhesive, in which the laminate layers define a liquid-holding pocket therebetween. A substantially transparent liquid is disposed within the pocket to be sealed therein so long as at least portions of the laminate layers adjacent the pocket remain secured to one another. The printed indicia is viewable through the laminate layers and through the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Express Card and Label Co., Inc.
    Inventor: John W. George
  • Patent number: 8394477
    Abstract: An assembly includes a light-permeable film layer, a release liner, and a print pattern. The print pattern includes a base layer. The print pattern sub-divides the film layer into a plurality of discrete base layer areas and/or a plurality of transparent areas. The base layer includes a design imaging surface of a first color. The release liner includes an imperforate material. The release liner includes a release surface. The imperforate material when viewed through said light permeable film layer is a second color contrasting with said first color by the graytone of said second color differing from the graytone of said first color by at least 10%. This contrast may provide a more realistic perception of how the assembly will look in situ (e.g., on a window).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Contra Vision Ltd.
    Inventors: G. Roland Hill, Mark David Godden
  • 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: 8377534
    Abstract: A shading decorative sheet which is excellent in a design and used for plate glasses of buildings, partitions for dividing a room and the like is provided by the present invention, and it comprises a base layer comprising a thermoplastic resin film having a haze value of 20% or more measured through a transmitted light according to JIS K7105 and formed on one surface of the base layer, a design layer comprising a decorative part having a similar color to that of the base layer and a non-decorative part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Lintec Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhito Kojima, Yoshiyuki Sugimoto, Tetsuya Miwa
  • Patent number: 8367176
    Abstract: A repositionable, self-adhesive wallpaper can be applied to a surface, positioned, repositioned, and can be removed without damaging the underlying surface, allowing the user to change wallpaper designs periodically. Embodiments comprise a vinyl sheet having front and rear surfaces, the front surface having a surface coating that is capable of having an image printed thereon; a removable backing layer comprising a clay coated kraft paper and a release agent; and a pressure sensitive adhesive disposed between the sheet rear surface and the backing layer, the adhesive being an acrylic emulsion adhesive applied to the rear surface, such that after the backing layer has been separated to expose the adhesive the surface covering can be applied to a surface, and the applied surface covering can be removed from the surface and the surface covering can be repositioned and/or reused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Lolliprops, Inc.
    Inventors: Julia Nicole Biancella, Jennifer Michelle Biancella, Katherine Madeline Szilagyi
  • Patent number: 8365979
    Abstract: A tamper-evident label for a carton having one flap or two opposing flaps includes a pair of end portions each having adhesive or other means for fastening to span the edge of one flap or opposing flaps of the carton. A central area between the end portions defines one or more strips which overlie an edge of one or both flaps. The central area defining the strips is unadhereable to the flaps and are in a condition such that, upon cutting therethrough to form ends on said strips, the ends will be displaced from the strip ends on the opposite sides of the cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Novavision, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Messmer, Michael W. Manahan