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Publication numberUS3820261 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 28, 1974
Filing dateJul 19, 1972
Priority dateJul 19, 1972
Publication numberUS 3820261 A, US 3820261A, US-A-3820261, US3820261 A, US3820261A
InventorsBeall N
Original AssigneeMonarch Marking Systems Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Composite web of record assemblies
US 3820261 A
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United States Patent 11. 1

Beall, Jr. June 28, 1974 COMPOSITE WEB OF RECORD ASSEMBLIES Primary Examiner-Wm. H. Grieb Assistant ExaminerWenceslao J. Contreras [75} Inventor. Nlnlan Beall, Jr., Paterson, NJ. Attorney, Agent, or Firm joseph 1 Grass [73] Assignee: Monarch Marking Systems, Inc.,

D t Oh ay 57 ABSTRACT [22] F1led: July 19,- 1972 There is dlsclosed a method of maklng a compos1te PP N03 273,238 web of record assemblies. The method comprises the steps of providing a composite web including a web of 52 US CL U supporting material and a web of pressure-sensitive 511 1m. (:1. A44 3/00 label ,ntaterlal adhered to the Supportmg materlaly [58] Field of Search 40/2, 125 -A, 21, 20 Pracflcmg the Steps of the method, the composlte Web is transformed Into a web of separable record assem- [56] References Cited blie; eacth having separable regord se)ctions(.i Oneflrecor sec ion carries one recor mem er an ano er UNITED STATES PATENTS record section carries a pair of record members. The 2,333,933 12/ grafsland 3 record members f each record assembly are keyed 53 g; 4 6 R together with information which renders it especially 3226862 I 966 s i 400 R useful by dealers who send out their customers work 3,228,129 H1966 Gwinn et al 40/21 R for Processmg- 3,230,649 l/l966 Karn i 40/2 R 3,350,799 11/1967 Japs 40/2 R 14 Chums 7 Drawmg 4 J5, 30 45495 PRoctassoR gi 052115512 2!. Z/

"I1 2? 7 1 lllllllllll r 0 customer f3 1- (ll M 495 1 4g; 5 street customer 34 2: I W W 1%, Z5 4 3l-45496 PROEESSOR Q 5325? 0 Ma 1 J] H 22 J// J5 llllllllllll x (/2 N 0 customer "3/ 6 E ,2

O slreal m m 34 g /4-\ ph n address pnoczs son gg 5 4 497 PROCESSOR DEALER IV M 1. 5 81 Q2 iiiiiil 1% /.9- 5:" /j 25 1 COMPOSITE WEB OF RECORD ASSEMBLIES BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention This invention relates to record assemblies and to methods of making record assemblies.

2. Brief Description of the Prior Art U.S. Pat. No. 3,226,862 to W. H. Gabruk discloses a sheet of serially numbered record assemblies adapted to be fastened in a binder by a row of perforations. Each assembly hasa dealer record section, a label carrying section and areceipt section. The use of a separator sheet is required between the label carrying section and the associated label. Additional prior art U.S. patents are U.S. Pat. No. 1,681,769 to C. B. Heston, U.S. Pat. No. 3,228,129 to M. B. Gwinn et a], and U.S. Pat. No. 3,350,799 to .l. R'. .Iaps.

SUMMARYOF THE INVENTION The invention comprises the method of making record assemblies using a laminated web having a web of supporting material and a web of label material releasably adhered to the web of supporting material by pressure-sensitive adhesive. The supporting material is partially severed transversely along longitudinally spacedapart lines and is partially severed longitudinally along a line. The label material is atleast partially severed and preferably entirely severed along the transverse lines and the longitudinal line. The partial severing of the supporting material and the severing of the label material along the transverse lines transforms the laminated web into a plurality of separable assemblies. The partial severing of the supporting material and the severing of the label material along the same. longitudinal line transforms the assemblies into sections. The label material on the one section of each assembly provides one record member. By at least partially severing and preferably completely severing only thelabel material of the other section of each assembly, additional record members are formed. Each assembly is considered to be a record assembly, and in one embodiment the one section is a record section and its single record member comprises a dealer record, and the other section is a record section and its record members comprise a customer receipt and a label which is applied to the article to which the dealer record and receipt relate. In the other embodiment the one section is a record section and its single record member comprises a customer receipt, and the other section is a record section and its record members comprise a dealer record and a label. The dealer records, the receipts, and the labels are imprinted with legends and/or data useful in connection with the specific application for which the record assemblies are to be used. When the desired number of it to the customer. The adhesive-free zone on the label material is useful in forming an adhesive-free tab on the label which facilitates the stripping away of the label.

The item is processed by the processor and is returned to the dealer. When the customer desires to take delivery of the processed item the dealer matches up the receipt and the label, and if they correspond he presents the processed item to the customer in exchange for the receipt and payment for the processing.

Itis apparent that the record assemblies can be constructed using a laminate having standard elements, in-

stead of using any special separator sheets as in prior art U.S. Pat. No. 3,226,862. Also, in the record assembly of the present invention the surfaces of all the record members are disposed in the same plane to facilitate :preprinting and imprinting by a wide variety of types of printers and imprinters.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is a top plan view of a composite web of re cord assemblies resulting from practicing the method of invention, showing part of the label material broken away;

FIG. 2 is a sectional view taken along line 2-2 of FIG. I;

FIG. 3 isa bottom plan view, on a reduced scale, of the label material of the composite web shown in FIG.

FIG. 4 is a top plan view showing a fragmentary portion of the web of record assemblies shown in FIG. 1, but on a reduced scale, illustrating the method of using one of the record assemblies;

FIG. 5 is a top plan view of an alternative embodiment of a composite web of record members made by practicing the method of the invention;

FIG. 6 is a sectional view taken along line 6-6 of FIG. 5; and

FIG. 7 is a top plan view of a fragmentary portion of the web of record assemblies shown in FIG. 5, illustrating the method of using one of the record assemblies.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS Referring to the embodiment of FIGS. I through 4 and initially to FIG. 1, there is shown a composite web generally indicated at 10 of record assemblies generally indicated at ll, 12, and 13, made by practicing the method of the invention. The composite web 10 is constructed by providing a web of supporting or backing material 14 and a web of pressure-sensitive label material 15. The label material 15 can be of any desired thicknesssuitable for record purposes. The underside of the label material 15 is provided with a patterned coating'of pressure-sensitive adhesive 16. The upper surface of the web of supporting material 14 is provided with a standard release coating (not shown) as is known in the art. The pressure-sensitive adhesive 16 removably adheres the label material 15 to the supporting material 14. I

In making the composite web 10, the supporting material 14 is partially severed transversely along longitudinally equally spaced-apart lines 17. The supporting material 14 is also partially severed longitudinally along a line 18. The label material 15 is at least partially severed and is preferably entirely severed transversely along longitudinally equally spaced-apart lines 17. The lines 17 and 17' are in alignment as shown in FIG. I. The label material 15 is at least partially severed and'is preferably entirely severed longitudinally along a line 3 18'. The lines 18 and 18 are-in alignment as best shown in FIGS. 1 and 2.

The transversely extending partial severing lines 17 in the supporting material 14 and the transversely extending severing lines-17 in the label material 15 form the separable record assemblies 11, 12, 13, and so on, of the composite web 10. The partial severing line 18 and the aligned severing line 18 divide each record assembly 11, 12, 13, etc. into separable record sections 19 and 20. The partial severing along each transverse line 17 in the supporting material 14 and the severing along the line 17 in the label material is preferably accomplished simultaneously by a knife (not shown); and the partial severing along each longitudinal line 18 in the supporting material 14 and the severing along the line 18' in label material is preferably accomplished simultaneously by a knife (not shown). A severing line 21 having line portions 22 and 23 are cut through the label material 15 but do not extend into the supporting material 14. The line portion 22 extends transversely and the line portion 23 extends longitudinally. The line portion 22 and 23 intersect as indicated at 24 at right angles. Each record section 19 provides a record member 19 a and each record section 20 provides a plurality, and as specifically illustrated two, record members 20a and 20b.

The pattern of the adhesive 16 on the underside of the label. material 15 issuch that the adhesive 16 is omitted along marginal side edges 25 and 26 and along a zone 27 which extends longitudinally the full length of the web of label material 15 as best illustrated in FIG. 3. Holes or apertures generally indicated at 28 extend through the marginal side edges of sections 19 (FIGS. 1 and 4). All the apertures 28 are equally spaced apart so that not only can a sheet of a predetermined number of record assemblies cut from the composite web be fastened in a ring binder (not shown), but the composite web 10 can be fed through an imprinter (not shown) having a tractor or sprocket feed mechanism (not shown). In such an imprinter, the teeth (not shown) of the tractor or sprocket feed mechanism would engage in the apertures 28 to feed the composite web 10. The apertures 28 comprise aligned holes or apertures 29 formed in the web of supporting material and holes or apertures 29 cut through the marginal edge 25 of the label material beyond the adhesive 16. The apertures 28 are preferably formed by punching through the composite web in the location indicated in the drawing by conventional punching ap-- paratus. The adhesive pattern at the marginal edge 25 is such that the punches which form the apertures 28 neednot contact any of the adhesive 16. Similarly, the adhesive pattern at the zone 27 obviates any problems of theknife coming into contactwith the adhesive 16.

In that the record assemblies ll, 12, Band so on of the composite web 10 are identical, only the record assembly 11 is referred to hereinafter in detail. The dealer record 19a is provided with preprinted legends, namely customer", street, and phone. The receipt a is provided with preprinted warranty statement, having a heading WARRANTY. The label 20b contains the preprinted designations customer" and "address".

As is evident from FIG. I, the dealer record 19a, the receipt 20a and the label 20b of the record assembly 11 are imprinted with an identifying number or indicia 30,

which in the illustrated embodiment is "45495". The dealer record 19a, the receipt 20a, and the label 20b of the next adjacent record assembly 12 carryan identifying number (or indicia) 31 which in the illustrated em- .bodiment is 45496. It is apparent that the record assemblies 11, l2, l3, and so on are serially numbered so that the set of numbers or other suitable indicia on the dealer record, the label, and the receipt of any one record assembly is different from the set of indicia or othersuitable indicia on the other record assemblies in the web 10. Thus, each record assembly 11, 12', and so on has identifying indicia 30, 31, and so on. The indicia appearing on the record member 20b is imprinted in both human readable form indicated at 30' and in the form of a machine readable code illustrated as being a bar code 30" which is representative of the number 45495. The imprinting of the indicia 30 can be by either a photodetectable or a magnetic medium. The receipt 20a and the label 20b carry the preprinted name of the processor as indicated by the designation PROCESSOR at 33 and 34, respectively. The receipt also carries the name of the particular dealer as indicated at 35 by the designation DEALER. In that the free tab 27a on the margin of the label 20b and anarrow adhesive-free strip 27b on the receipt 20a.

Accordingly, it is easy to start removing the label 20b from the supporting material 14 of the record section In preparing the composite web 10 for use by the dealer, the processor feeds the composite web 10 with the preprinting as indicated above through an imprinter which is set or programmed to print the identifying indicia 30 and 32 and the dealers name 35. Notches generally indicated at 36 comprise aligned notches 37 in the supporting material 14 and notches 37 in the label 'material 15. The notches 36 are used for registering the web 10 at the printing station in the imprinter. The composite web 10 is then cut into sheets of the desired length having a considerable number of record assemblies per sheet.. The sheets of record assemblies are then delivered to a dealer who can insert them in his ring binder for future use. When'a customer places an order to have the item processed, the dealers clerk writes in the customer-identifying information as best shown in FIG. 4 on both the dealer record 19a and on the label 20b. Having entered this information, the label 20b is stripped from the supporting material 14 of recordv section 20 and is adhered by means of the adhesive 16 to the item to be processed. The record member 20b remains adhesively adhered to the supporting material 14 of the record section and is given to the customer as his receipt. When the item has been processed it is returned to the dealer by the processor. When the customer returns to take delivery of the processed item he presents the receipt 20a to the dealers clerk who matches up the identifying indicia 30 on the receipt 20a with the identifying indicia 30 on the label 20b. If these indicia match up, the dealer's clerk delivers the processed item to the customer in exchange for the receipt and payment for the processing.

Referring to the embodiment of FIGS. 5, 6, and 7, there is shown a composite web generally indicated at of record assemblies generally indicated at 111,

. 1 12,71 13, and so on, made by practicing the method of the invention. The composite web 110 isconstructed by providing a web of supporting material 114 and a web of pressure-sensitive label material 115. The underside of the label material 115 is provided with a pattemed coating of pressure-sensitive adhesive 116. The upper surface of the web of supporting material 114 is provided with a release coating as is known in the an. The pressure-sensitive adhesive 116 releasably adheres the label material 115 to the supporting material 114. In making the composite web 110, the supporting material 114 is partially severed transversely along longitudinally equally spaced-apart lines 117. The supporting material 114 is also partially severed'along a line 118. The label material 115 is at least partially severed along a longitudinally extending line 118' which extends along the same line in alignment with the line 118 of partial severing in the supporting material 114.

The transverse partial severing lines 117 in the supporting material 114 and the aligned transverse severing lines 117 in the label material 115 form the separable record assemblies 111, 112, 113, and so on of the compositeweb 110. The lines 118 and 118' of partial severing divide each record assembly 112, 113, and so on into separable record sections 119 and 120. A severing line 121 extends through the label material 115 in a longitudinal direction but does not extend into the supporting material 114. Each sectionll l9 provides a plurality and as specifically illustrated two record members 119a and 11% and each section 120 provides a record member 120a.

The pattern of the adhesive 116 on the underside of the label material 115 is such that the adhesive 116 is omitted along marginal side edges 125 and 126 and along a zone 127 which extends longitudinally the full length of the web of label material 115. Holes or apertures generally indicated at 128 extend-through the marginal side edges of the sections 119 and 120. All the apertures 128 are equally spaced apart so that not only can a sheet of predetermined number of a predetermined number of record assemblies cut from the composite web 110 be fastened in a ring binder, but the composite web 110 of record assemblies can be fed through the imprinter referred to above. The apertures 128 comprise aligned apertures 129 formed in the web of supporting material and apertures 129' out through the marginal edges 125 and 126 of the label material 115 beyond the adhesive 116. The record assemblies 119 and 120 contain the same information but arranged differently than the record assemblies of the embodiment of FIGS. 1 through 4. The label 11% has an adhesive-free tab 127a and the receipt 120a has a small adhesive-free strip 127b. Notches generally indicated at 136 comprise aligned notches 137 in the supporting material 114 and notches 137' in the label material 115. The notches 136 are used for registering the web 110 at the printing station in the imprinter.

The use of the composite web of the embodiment of FIGS. 5, 6, and 7 is the same as the use of the composite web in the embodiment of FIGS. 1 through 4, with the exception that the record member 11% is peeled from the supporting material 114 as illustrated in FIG. 7 and applied to the item to be processed and the record section 120 is separated from the record section 119 by tearing along the line where the partial severing 118 and 118' exists. Once the record section as his receipt.

Other embodiments and modifications of this invention will suggest themselves to those skilled in the art, and all such of these as come within the spirit of this invention are included within its scope as best defined by the appended claims.

I claim 1. A record assembly, comprising: printable label material having a coating of pressure-sensitive adhesive on its underside, supporting material releasably adhered to the adhesive, the supporting material being partially severed and the label material being at least partially severed along a first line to provide separable first and second record assembly sections, the first record section having a single record member, the label material of the second record being at least partially severed along a second line to provide additional record members, one of the additional record members being readily removable, the supporting material being free of either severing or partial severing along the second line so that the one additional record member can be removed without separating the supporting material at the second line, and a set of the same indicia on each record member for keying the record members of the assembly to each other.

2. The record assembly defined in claim 1, including spaced-apart apertures along one marginal edge of the first record member for fastening the assembly in a ring binder.

3. The record assembly defined in claim 1, wherein the coating is of the patterned type having an adhesivefree zone, the second line extending through the adhesive-free zone but closer to one side of the zone than to its other side so that the one additional record member is provided with an adhesive-free tab to facilitate removal of the one record member from the supporting material of the second record section.

4. The record assembly defined in claim 1, wherein the coating is of the patterned type having an adhesivefree zone along one free marginal side edge of the first record section, andspaced-apart apertures along the marginal side edge at the adhesive-free zone for fastening the assembly in a ring binder.

5. The record assembly defined in claim 1, wherein the coating is of the patterned type having an adhesivefree zone, the first line extending through and along the adhesive-free zone but closer to one side of the zone than to its other side so that the one additional record member is provided with an adhesive free tab to facilitate removal of the one record member from the supporting material of the second record section.

6. The record assembly defined in claim 1, wherein the one additional record member is rectangular and another of the additional record members is L-shaped.

7. The record assembly defined in claim 1, wherein the additional record members are rectangular.

8. A web of record assemblies, comprising: a longitudinally extending web of supporting material and a longitudinally extending web of printable label material having a coating of pressure-sensitive adhesive releasably adhered to the supporting material, the supporting material being partially severed along longitudinally spaced-apart transverse lines and the label material being at least partially severed along the same transverse lines to provide separable record assemblies, the

supporting material being partially severed and the label material being at least partially severed along the same longitudinal line to provide separable record assembly sections, the material of the one section of each record assembly comprising a first record member providing a dealer record, the label material of the other section of each record assembly being at least partially severed .without the related supporting material being either severed or partially severed to comprise a-second record member providing a removable identifying label and a third record member providing a customer receipt, and a set of identifying indicia on the record members of each record assembly, with the set of indicia of any one record assembly differing from the sets of indicia of all the other record assemblies.

9. A web of record assemblies as defined in claim 8, wherein the coating is of the patterned type having a longitudinally extending adhesive-free zone extending along and through the longitudinal line to enable the second record member to be readily removed from the supporting material.

10. A web of record assemblies as defined in claim 8,

wherein the coating is of the patterned type having a longitudinally extending adhesive-free zone extending along the longitudinal line to enable the second record member to be readily removed from the supporting material and having another longitudinally extending adhesive-free zone extending along a free marginal side edge of the respective first record member, and spacedapart apertures along the respective marginal side edge of the first record members at the other adhesive-free zone for fastening the web in a ring binder.

11. A web of record assemblies, comprising: a laminated web having a longitudinally extending web of supporting material and a longitudinally extending web of printable label material having a coating of pressuresensitive adhesive releasably adhered to the supporting material, the supporting material being partially severed along a longitudinal line, the label material being at least partially severed along the same longitudinal line, the laminated web being at least partially severed from its one side to at least the longitudinal line to provide separable record assembly sections, the label material of each record assembly on one side of the longitudinal line comprising a first record member providing a customer receipt, the label material of each record assembly on the other side of the longitudinal line being I 8 at least partially severed without the related supporting material being either severed or partially severed to comprise a second record member providing a dealer record and a third record member providing a removable identifying label, and a set of identifying indicia on the record members of each record assembly, withthe set of indicia of any one record assembly differing from the sets of indicia of all the other record assemblies.

12. A web of record assemblies as defined in claim 11, wherein the coating is of the patterned type having a longitudinally extending adhesive-free zone extending along the longitudinal line to enable the second record member to be readily removed from the supporting material.

i 13. A web of record assemblies as defined in claim 11, wherein the coating is of the patterned type having a longitudinally extending adhesive free zone extending .along and through the longitudinal line to enable the second record members to be readily removed from the supporting material and having another longitudinally extending adhesive-free zone extending along a free marginal side edge of the respective first record members, and spaced-apart apertures along the respective marginal side edge of the first record members at the other adhesive-free zone for fastening the web in a ring binder.

14. A web of record assemblies, comprising: a longitudinally extending web of supporting material and a longitudinally extending web of printable label material having a coating of pressure-sensitive adhesive releasably adhered to the supporting material, the supporting material being partially severed along longitudinally spaced-apart transverse lines and the label material being at least partially severed along the same transverse lines to provide separable record assemblies, the supporting material being partially severed and the label material being at least partially severed along the same longitudinal line to provide separable record assembly sections, the label material of the one section of each record assembly providing a record member, the label material of the other section of each record assembly being at least partially severed without the related supporting material being either severed or partially severed to provide additional record members, and spaced-apart apertures in each record assembly for attaching the web in a ring binder. s s

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Classifications
U.S. Classification283/60.1, 40/639
International ClassificationG09F3/02
Cooperative ClassificationG09F3/0288
European ClassificationG09F3/02C