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1. (WO1997018093) DECORATIVE NOVELTY ARTICLES
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Pub. No.: WO/1997/018093 International Application No.: PCT/US1996/018098
Publication Date: 22.05.1997 International Filing Date: 08.11.1996
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 13.06.1997
IPC:
B32B 5/18 (2006.01) ,B42D 15/02 (2006.01) ,B44C 3/08 (2006.01)
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
32
LAYERED PRODUCTS
B
LAYERED PRODUCTS, i.e. PRODUCTS BUILT-UP OF STRATA OF FLAT OR NON-FLAT, e.g. CELLULAR OR HONEYCOMB, FORM
5
Layered products characterised by the non-homogeneity or physical structure of a layer
18
characterised by features of a layer containing foamed or specifically porous material
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
42
BOOKBINDING; ALBUMS; FILES; SPECIAL PRINTED MATTER
D
BOOKS; BOOK COVERS; LOOSE LEAVES; PRINTED MATTER OF SPECIAL FORMAT OR STYLE NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; DEVICES FOR USE THEREWITH AND NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; MOVABLE-STRIP WRITING OR READING APPARATUS
15
Printed matter of special format or style not otherwise provided for
02
Postcards; Greeting, menu, business or like cards; Letter cards or letter-sheets
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
44
DECORATIVE ARTS
C
PRODUCING DECORATIVE EFFECTS; MOSAICS; TARSIA WORK; PAPERHANGING
3
Processes, not specifically provided for elsewhere, for producing ornamental structures
08
Stamping or bending
Applicants:
FUTECH INTERACTIVE PRODUCTS, INC. [US/US]; 2999 North 44 Street Suite 225 Phoenix, AZ 85018, US
Inventors:
Agent:
BAXTER, Keith, M. ; Quarles & Brady 411 East Wisconsin Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53202, US
Priority Data:
08/557,60914.11.1995US
Title (EN) DECORATIVE NOVELTY ARTICLES
(FR) NOUVEAUX ARTICLES DECORATIFS
Abstract:
(EN) High quality, novelty articles are provided and comprise a multilayer construction of printed material (14, 16) sandwiching a foam board having a foam core (12). A preferred embodiment comprises an oversized decorative postcard suitable for sending through the U.S. mail. Alternative embodiments include key tags and business cards which are mass-produced in a die cutting manufacturing method of the present invention. These relatively inexpensive articles are of sturdy construction and may be mounted or otherwise displayed after their initial use.
(FR) l'invention concerne de nouveaux articles de haute qualité comprenant une structure multicouche de matière imprimée (14, 16) prenant en sandwich une plaque de mousse présentant une âme en mousse (12). Un mode de réalisation préféré comprend une carte postale décorative surdimensionnée pouvant être envoyée par la poste des Etats-Unis. D'autres modes de réalisation comprennent des étiquettes pour clefs et des cartes professionnelles produites à grande échelle selon un procédé de production par découpage à l'emporte-pièce de la présente invention. Les articles relativement bon marché sont de construction résistante et peuvent être montés ou bien affichés après leur emploi initial.
Designated States: CN, JP, KR, SG, VN
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP0865367