IDENTIFICATION CARD STRIP AND RIBBON ASSEMBLY
 Inventors: David J. Haas; Sandra Haas, both of Suffern; Jody P. Sherman, New City, all of N.Y.
 Assignee: Temtec, Inc., Suffern, N.Y.
 Appl. No.: 08/976,667  Filed: Nov. 24, 1997
Related U.S. Application Data
 Continuation of application No. 29/063,584, Dec. 4, 1996, Pat. No. Des. 386,405, and a continuation of application No. 29/065,241, Jan. 27,1997, abandoned, and a continuation of application No. 29/065,242, Jan. 27, 1997, Pat. No. Des. 394,675, and a continuation of application No. 08/866,939, May 31, 1997, abandoned.
 Int. CI.7 A44C 3/00; B42D 15/10
 U.S. CI 428/40.1; 40/1.5; 283/81;
428/42.1; 428/42.2; 428/43; 428/136; 428/137
 Field of Search 428/40.1,42.1,
428/42.2, 43, 136, 137, 4, 5; 40/1.5; 283/81
 References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
4,017,655 4/1977 Mutschler 428/43
5,172,938 12/1992 Schmidt 283/109
5,700,037 12/1997 Keller 283/107
The identification card strip and ribbon assembly includes a support strip having thereon at least one, and preferably a plurality of identification card blanks removably and adhesively adhered to the support strip. Each identification card blank has a front printing surface for printing indicia thereon and a rear adhesive surface having an adhesive thereon. The rear adhesive surface is removably and adhesively adhered to the support strip. The card blank includes a first sheet and a second sheet foldably connected to each other along a fold line. Each sheet has at least one substantially identically shaped aperture therein. Each of the sheets is of a size and shape and the aperture is located in each sheet so that when the card blank is removed from the support strip and the sheets are folded along the fold line upon each other with the adhesive surfaces joined to each other, the first sheet and second sheets are substantially superimposed upon each other and substantially coextensive with each other and the apertures in each sheet overlay each other to form a mounting means for mounting the card on an object.
A ribbon print form sheet is provided that can pass through, for example, a laser printer. The sheet has a plurality of ribbons formed in the sheet by score lines that permit the ribbons to be torn from the sheet.
The process for producing the identification cards comprises printing indicia on the printing surface of at least one of the first and second sheets of each card blank, printing indicia on the ribbons of the print form sheet, removing the card blank from the support strip, removing a printed ribbon from the print form sheet, folding the first and second sheets along the fold line upon each other with an end of the ribbon inserted therebetween, the adhesive surfaces joined to each other and holding the ribbon therebetween. The card, including the ribbon, may then be mounted on an object.
5 Claims, 12 Drawing Sheets