|Publication number||USRE42531 E1|
|Application number||US 10/002,950|
|Publication date||Jul 12, 2011|
|Priority date||Nov 29, 1995|
|Also published as||CA2237570A1, CA2237570C, DE69603747D1, DE69603747T2, EP0776954A2, EP0776954A3, EP0863955A1, EP0863955B1, US5704648, WO1997020007A1|
|Publication number||002950, 10002950, US RE42531 E1, US RE42531E1, US-E1-RE42531, USRE42531 E1, USRE42531E1|
|Inventors||Paul A. Brown, Craig O. Norvell, Leroy A. Jorgensen|
|Original Assignee||Wyeth Llc|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (35), Referenced by (1), Classifications (21), Legal Events (4)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
1. Field of the Invention
The present invention relates to adhesive labels. More specifically, the present invention relates a label that is adhesively connected to a container. A portion of the label can be removed from the container and readhered to a record keeping material, such as a logbook, medical book, etc.
2. Discussion of the Related Art
Currently, the majority of veterinarians maintain a record of a vaccine or other medical treatment, which has been administered to an animal, simply by writing the common name of the antigens or the medical treatment in the animal's medical chart. For example, a veterinarian using the DURAMINE® DA2PP+CvK/LCI would identify this vaccine in the animal's chart as DHLPPC along with the date of administration. This is typically the extent of the information that is recorded. In practices that have computerized their record keeping, the information recorded, is still limited to just this information and may sometimes include the manufacturer of the vaccine. In addition, those veterinarians that have computerized records still keep a hard copy of the animal's medical chart so that it is not necessary to print the entire patient history each time the animal visits the veterinarian.
Due to the increased regulatory pressures at the veterinary level, there is a need in the art to make it easier for a veterinarian to record all of the information necessary regarding the vaccine administered. Additionally, there is a need to retain on medical containers, having certain products therein, sufficient indicia to ensure further identification of the remaining contents so as to permit there further use, handling or appropriate disposal.
Accordingly, it is an object of the present invention, to provide a label which is securely adhesively connected to a container, such as a first medical container or a vaccine vial so as to permit a portion of the label to be easily removed therefrom and readhered to a second medical container, such as an infusion bug or a medical record keeping material, such as a medical logbook to completely identify the vaccine administered, while the portion of the label remaining on the container or vial continues to identify the former contents of the container or vial so that the container or vial can be disposed of properly. It is a farther object to provide a label that overcomes the deficiencies in the art.
In a preferred embodiment, demonstrating further objects, features and advantages of the invention, the label includes an elongated sheet having a front surface, a rear surface, a first end, a second end, a top edge and a bottom edge. The sheet includes a removable portion and a remainder portion. Both the removable portion and the remainder portion have identifying indicia printed thereon. The rear surface has an adhesive coating applied thereto. An adhesive reducing coating is applied to the adhesive coating adjacent to the first end of the elongated sheet. In another preferred embodiment, the elongated sheet is made from an uniaxially oriented material.
The above and still further objects, features and advantages of the present invention will become apparent upon consideration of the following detailed description of a specific embodiment thereof, especially when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings wherein like reference numerals in the various figures are utilized to designate like components, and wherein:
Referring now to
An adhesive 24 is applied to the entire rear surface 14. The adhesive 24 is a pressure sensitive adhesive. In a preferred embodiment, the adhesive is an emulsion acrylic adhesive, such as the S 1000™ adhesive sold by Fasson, a films division of Avery Label of Painesville, Ohio. However, numerous other types of pressure sensitive adhesives may be used, including, for example, adhesives having a rubber base or an acrylic base.
The base material of the label 10 preferably has fibers embedded therein that are oriented in only one direction. In other words, the material is preferably an uniaxially oriented material. The fibers extend in a direction from the first end 16 to the second end 18, along an axis that is substantially parallel to the top edge 20 and the bottom edge 22. In a preferred embodiment, the label is made of an olefin film, such as the film PRIMAX™, which is sold by Fasson and which has such uniaxially oriented fibers.
An adhesive deadening, or adhesive reducing coating, 26 is applied to a strip of the adhesive coating on the rear surface of the label extending from the first end 16 to the second end 18, as illustrated in
It will be appreciated by those skilled in the art that the adhesive coating need not be applied to the rear surface of the label in the area where the adhesive reducing coating is applied. In such an embodiment, a temporary adhesive would then be applied is the tab portion and the strip running from end to end may be free of adhesive so long as the removable portion and remainder portion above and below the strip have adhesive coating applied thereto. In such an embodiment, the adhesive coating would be applied to substantially the entire rear surface of the label.
As illustrated in
The sheet has a score 39, which extends a predetermined distance X from the first end 16 towards the second end 18. In a preferred embodiment, distance X is approximately 15-20% of the distance between the first end and the second end, excluding the tab portion 28 of the label. Distance X is approximately equal to distance Y. However, it is to be understood that score 30 can be any length, including the length of the sheet from the first end to the second end. The score preferably extends a greater distance toward the second end of the sheet if the base material is not made from an uniaxially oriented material. It should also be understood that perforations could be used instead of a score. Score 30 is substantially coextensive with a lower boundary 32 on the rear surface 14 between the adhesive coating 24 and the adhesive reducing coating 26. The elongated sheet of material is, as pointed out above, preferably made from an uniaxially oriented material. The fibers of the sheet are preferably oriented in the same direction as the intended tear line for the label, which is substantially coextensive with boundary 32.
Referring now to
If vial 50 contains more than a single dosage of the vaccine, the outer surface of the vial should contain more than one label.
Having described the presently preferred exemplary embodiment of a label, it is believed that other variations, modifications, and changes will be suggested to those skilled in the art in view of the teachings set forth herein. For example, the label can be used with many various systems including human medical practices or wherever it is desirable to remove an identifying portion of the label from its container and reapply that portion to another surface. It is, therefore, to be understood that all such variations, modifications, and changes are believed to fall within the scope of the present invention as defined by the appended claims.
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|U.S. Classification||283/81, 283/103|
|International Classification||B23B3/10, B42D15/00, A61J1/14, G09F3/10, C09J121/00, C09J133/00, G09F3/02, C09J7/02|
|Cooperative Classification||C09J2433/00, C09J7/0207, C09J2203/334, C09J2201/28, G09F3/10, G09F3/0289, G09F2003/0272, G09F2003/0222|
|European Classification||C09J7/02F, G09F3/10, G09F3/02C2|
|Apr 12, 2002||AS||Assignment|
Owner name: WYETH, NEW JERSEY
Free format text: CHANGE OF NAME;ASSIGNOR:AMERICAN HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION;REEL/FRAME:012828/0928
Effective date: 20020311
|Feb 28, 2013||AS||Assignment|
Owner name: PAH W LLC, NEW YORK
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:WYETH LLC;REEL/FRAME:029900/0001
Effective date: 20121001
|Mar 27, 2013||AS||Assignment|
Owner name: ZOETIS W LLC, NEW JERSEY
Free format text: CHANGE OF NAME;ASSIGNOR:PAH W LLC;REEL/FRAME:030091/0926
Effective date: 20130201
|May 13, 2015||AS||Assignment|
Owner name: ZOETIS SERVICES LLC, NEW JERSEY
Free format text: MERGER;ASSIGNOR:ZOETIS W LLC;REEL/FRAME:035651/0884
Effective date: 20150426