Fastening method and stationery articles produced thereby

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6406586
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09130534

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This invention relates to a novel fastening method with multiple applications, and different stationery products derived therefrom. The method offers practical and economical solution to different problems and needs associated with many different fastening functions. This method is particularly useful and advantageous in the paper, cardboard and film products industries. The method eliminates the need to moisten coatings of adhesive, or the need to use removable release liners to protect the adhesive coatings on the articles that need to be fastened. The method further enables the creation of new products, to solve existing needs, as for instance, self sealing and self contained forms suitable for desktop and any other type of printers. In very broad terms, the method consists of applying layers of a fastener, such as a pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) substance 202 and layers of a fastening inhibitor substance, such as a release substance 206 to the surfaces on planes 201 and 203 that need to be fastened, in such a manner that they can be in direct contact and remain unattached or be temporarily attached until a more permanent attachment is desired, which is usually achieved by positioning another surface, or surfaces free of any layers on plane 205 between them. Features of this method can be discretionarily expanded by the use of additional layers of adhesive or other fastener with different properties, as for example, lower strength pressure sensitive adhesive layers 204, that can be repositionable.

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Rodriguez, Luis Joaquin 60 Fourth St., South Orange, NJ 07079-1851 5 6

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
MINNESOTA MINING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY (11)
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4768810 Fanfolded tablet of a web which is separable into sheets each bearing a pressure-sensitive adhesive pattern 80 1986
5194299 Repositionable pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet material 84 1986
* 4937040 Security deposit bag 33 1989
5691026 Fastener member with a dual purpose cover sheet 28 1994
* 5575574 Sheet composite adapted to be printed 13 1994
5508084 Repositionable articles having a microstructured surface, kits for producing same, and methods of use 68 1994
5616385 Multi-cycle refastenable tape closure systems 16 1994
5571097 Adhesive tape tab closure system 12 1994
* 5618062 Note or note pad preparation method 16 1995
5524929 Binding assembly 8 1995
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (17)
4335845 Carrier sheet with envelope letter sheet device secured thereto 9 1980
* 4460634 Adhesive sheet and method for manufacturing the same 75 1980
4478384 Fastening device 4 1982
* 4662093 Photograph carrying postcard 30 1985
* 4715531 Reusable remailable envelope 41 1985
* 4738391 Temporarily and permanently sealable envelope or the like 12 1987
4884826 Tracing paper having a removable margin of pressure sensitive adhesive 48 1988
5125562 Multi-panel mailer 18 1990
5202169 Releasable fastener, method of releasably fastening, and releasable fastener dispenser 24 1991
5282914 Method of releasably fastening with a releasable fastener 7 1992
5398867 Combination paper and envelopes formed on a continuous paper web 15 1993
5502912 Display holder for a picture, certificate, license inspection sticker, registration sticker and the like 26 1994
5640835 Multiple envelope with integrally formed and printed contents and return envelope 50 1995
5713511 Multi-purpose envelope 26 1995
5687904 Envelope and a blank for making an envelope 15 1996
5738274 Reusable reply envelope 25 1996
* 5893585 Expandable binder 10 1997
 
MOORE NORTH AMERICA, INC. (5)
4928875 Eccentric "Z" fold mailer with nesting capabilities 41 1989
5553774 Pressure seal C-folded mailer 29 1995
5656116 Refinements in method and apparatus for manufacturing linerless labels 7 1995
5782496 Linerless label identification 47 1995
* 6179336 Pressure seal pocket business form production 3 2000
 
Rexam Australia Pty Limited (1)
5505376 Envelopes 15 1993
 
CECA S.A. (1)
5292468 Process for the production of non-sticky thermofusible autoadhesive shapes 13 1991
 
FOURTH VENTURE, INC. (1)
5740957 Frame and mailer for photographs 20 1995
 
HICO Products, Inc. (1)
5087238 Forms Carrier for laser printers 10 1990
 
Bertek Systems, Inc. (1)
5691437 Adhesive label assembly having a specific internal adhesive pattern 11 1996
 
Avery Products Corporation (2)
4915288 Envelope with single peel-off backing sheet to facilitate printing and copying 5 1989
5084317 Pressure-sensitive adhesive release liner 27 1989
 
Bedford Engineering Co. (1)
4586651 Mailing sub-assembly with envelope sheet and enclosure sheet 9 1985
 
CENVEO CORPORATION (1)
5499757 Easy open, tamper evident envelope 26 1994
 
MORGAN ADHESIVES COMPANY (2)
5069969 Pressure sensitive adhesive tape with central release liner 20 1990
5044776 Resealable closure system 45 1990
 
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (2)
5180618 Separable fasteners for attachment to other objects 46 1991
5766385 Separable fastener having die-cut protective cover with pull tab and method of making same 16 1995
 
MOORE WALLACE USA LLC (2)
5591290 Method of making a laminate having variable adhesive properties 69 1995
5874142 Linerless adhesive-equipped carrier assembly and method 10 1995
 
THE STANDARD REGISTER COMPANY (1)
5687903 Envelope sheet and method of processing 48 1995
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (1)
5811183 Acrylate polymer release coated sheet materials and method of production thereof 61 1995
 
WESTFIELD COATED PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
5154956 Non-curling pressure-sensitive adhesive labels with release liners 130 1990
 
LAMB, CHARLES (1)
4545517 Continuous forms leader 14 1984
 
CONSOLIDATED GRAPHICS, INC. (1)
* 5041072 Method of making flapped envelope with peel-off strip for band of pressure-sensitive adhesive 16 1989
 
YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION (1)
* 5474229 Method and apparatus for stacking pressure-sensitive adhesive envelopes 4 1994
 
Ricoh Electronics, Inc. (1)
5508247 Linerless direct thermal label 15 1994
 
WALZ POSTAL SOLUTION, INC. (1)
5573277 Mailpiece and/or shipping item for special mailing and a method for assembling a mailpiece and/or shipping item requiring special services 57 1994
 
Winkler & Dunnebier (1)
* 5429576 Apparatus for making reusable adhesive envelopes 68 1994
 
AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION (2)
5558913 Primerless pressure-sensitive adhesive constructions 36 1994
5660659 Manufacture of a diaper with a multi-component tape fastener 5 1995
 
YKK CORPORATION (2)
4732631 Method of manufacturing a tape having a series of surface-type fastener pieces 19 1986
5700340 Method of manufacturing a tape having a succession of surface-type fastener pieces 17 1994
 
MOORE BUSINESS FORMS, INC. (3)
5362106 Self-sealing card assembly on carrier and methods of manufacture 20 1993
5633071 Integrated label mailer 16 1995
5807623 Integral label with carbonless coating 11 1995
 
Elopak Systems AG (1)
5743997 Sheet material sealing arrangement 1 1996
 
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. (1)
5711477 Reverse fold sift proof carton having an adhesive pattern thereon 5 1995
 
USA IMAGES OF FLORIDA, LLC (1)
5507526 Single layer multi-part mailer assembly 44 1994
 
WALZ GROUP, LLC (1)
5664725 Mailing form 27 1996
 
Reeves Brothers, Inc. (1)
4404243 Latent pressure-sensitive sheet material and method of making same using solvent-based pressure-sensitive adhesive 25 1982
 
CARAUSTAR INDUSTRIES, INC. A NORTH CAROLINA CORPORATION (1)
5743462 Nestable blank for forming a side-filled, flip-top reclosable carton 7 1995
 
Esselte Pendaflex Corporation (1)
5176939 Method of manufacturing discontinuous pattern on a support material 25 1991
 
Redl; Hermann M. (1)
5722585 Folding box with self-adhesive seal 5 1996
 
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY (1)
* 4903844 Release coating on cigarette carton top flap 12 1988
 
PRINTCO, INC. (1)
5560608 Scratch-off game card including ink for making markings thereon and method of making the same 29 1995
 
Remember When, Inc. (1)
* 5918394 Picture frame suitable for binding with printed matter 16 1997
* Cited By Examiner

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HANNSTAR DISPLAY CORP. (1)
* 2014/0078,413 LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY STRUCTURE 0 2013
 
QUALIPAC (1)
* 2004/0060,890 Fluid distribution device 0 2003
 
WARD KRAFT, INC. (2)
* 6948742 Promotional form with detachable element 18 2002
* 2003/0218,329 Promotional form with detachable element 1 2002
 
CRYOVAC, INC. (1)
* 2006/0043,159 Return mailer 2 2004
 
ENVELOPE PRODUCT GROUP, LLC (2)
* 8322597 Insert and envelope assembly 3 2006
* 2006/0202,008 Insert and envelope assembly 1 2006
* Cited By Examiner