US 9,812,040 B1
Auto-applied label systems
F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Barrington, IL (US); Carl Opel, Carol Stream, IL (US); and Daniel P. Hedger, Grayslake, IL (US)
Assigned to Chicago Tag & Label, Libertyville, IL (US)
Filed by Chicago Tag & Label, Inc., Libertyville, IL (US)
Filed on Jun. 26, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/315,355.
Application 14/315,355 is a continuation of application No. 13/869,052, filed on Apr. 24, 2013, granted, now 8,784,598.
Application 13/869,052 is a continuation of application No. 12/965,139, filed on Dec. 10, 2010, abandoned.
Application 12/965,139 is a continuation in part of application No. 12/951,232, filed on Nov. 22, 2010, granted, now 8,142,596, issued on Mar. 27, 2012.
Int. Cl. B32B 7/00 (2006.01); G09F 3/10 (2006.01); B32B 7/06 (2006.01); G09F 3/02 (2006.01)
CPC G09F 3/10 (2013.01) [B32B 7/06 (2013.01); G09F 2003/0226 (2013.01); G09F 2003/0247 (2013.01)] 13 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An auto-applied label combination comprising:
an upper label, said upper label comprising a top surface and an opposing undersurface, said top surface and said undersurface having a leading edge and a trailing edge and first and second side edges, said upper label including a first upper label hole therethrough, said undersurface of said upper label comprising a central region that is free of adhesive and a trailing edge adhesive region extending inwardly from said trailing edge; and
a lower label, said lower label comprising a top side and an opposing underside, said top side and said underside having a leading margin and a trailing margin and first and second side margins, said leading margin, said trailing margin, said first side margin, and said second side margin defining a lower label perimeter, said underside being free of adhesive within said lower label perimeter, said lower label comprising a trailing tab extending from said trailing margin and a trailing tab line of weakness between said lower label and said trailing tab, said trailing tab being separable from said lower label at said trailing tab line of weakness, said trailing tab comprising an adhesive, said lower label comprising a first side tab extending from said first side margin of said lower label and a first side tab line of weakness between said lower label and said first side tab, said first side tab being separable from said lower label at said first side tab line of weakness, said first side tab comprising said adhesive, said lower label comprising a second side tab extending from said second side margin of said lower label and a second side tab line of weakness between said lower label and said second side tab, said second side tab being separable from said lower label at said second side tab line of weakness, said second side tab comprising adhesive;
wherein said upper label is positioned on top of and in contact with said lower label, with said lower label visible through said first upper label hole and with said trailing edge adhesive region adhered to said trailing tab.