Patents Assigned to DataCard Corporation
  • Patent number: 10744806
    Abstract: Techniques are described for obscuring residual images on print ribbons that have been used to print on plastic cards in order to prevent access to sensitive or personalized data appearing in the residual images. An image is printed on a retransfer film using the print ribbon, thereby creating a residual image of the printed image on the print ribbon. The retransfer film is then used to obscure some or all of the residual image on the print ribbon by transferring ink from the section of the print ribbon containing the residual image onto the retransfer film. In some embodiments, obscuring the residual image on the print ribbon occurs before the printed image on the retransfer film is transferred to the plastic card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Entrust Datacard Corporation
    Inventors: John Knaack, Rajesh K. Juriasingani, Patrick C. Cronin
  • Patent number: 10699509
    Abstract: A card mechanism used in an array with other card mechanisms. Each card mechanism handles plastic cards that are to be personalized and provided to end users. The plastic cards can be cards such as financial cards including credit and debit cards, identification cards, driver's licenses, and other plastic cards that are personalized. The card mechanism(s) can supply cards to be personalized in one or more other card mechanisms and/or in a card personalization machine used with the card mechanism(s) in which case the card mechanism(s) is configured as a card input hopper, collect cards that have been personalized in which case the card mechanism is configured as a card output hopper, and/or perform one or more personalization operations on the cards in which case the card mechanism is configured as a card personalization mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ENTRUST DATACARD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander K. Zaborowski, David E. Wickstrom, Patrick C. Cronin, Rajesh K. Juriasingani
  • Patent number: 10675806
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for reducing bowing effects on a substrate while the substrate is being transported, for example in an elevator mechanism, from a first travel path to a second travel path, where the first travel path is offset from the second travel path so that the first travel path is not collinear with the second travel path. The substrate can be any substrate that is bowed and for which one wishes to eliminate or reduce the bow. One specific substrate that can benefit from the techniques described herein are personalized documents such as plastic cards including but not limited to financial (e.g. credit and debit) cards, drivers' licenses, national identification cards, gift cards, loyalty cards, employee badges, and other plastic cards which bear personalized data unique to the card holder and/or which bear other card or document information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ENTRUST DATACARD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Milo B. Squires, Benjamin H. Sannel, Jon Wawra
  • Patent number: 10669111
    Abstract: An object processing machine for processing a plurality of objects, the machine comprising: a plurality of processing modules, each processing module having a modular structure co-operable with the modular structure of another processing module to form a modular assembly constituting the object processing machine; each processing module being operable to perform a corresponding processing operation on an object and being provided with at least one transfer unit located at a respective port of the processing module; each transfer unit being arranged to transfer an object to or from the corresponding processing module and/or to or from a transfer unit of another processing module of the modular assembly; the transfer units being arranged to co-operate with one another and/or with another processing unit such that objects can be guided from an input of the machine to an output of the machine via a plurality of different transport pathways through the machine, wherein the transport pathway taken by a said object
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: ENTRUST DATACARD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ulrich Bielesch, Dominique Perdoux, Frederic Beulet, Thorsten Habel, Benoit Berthe
  • Patent number: 10668714
    Abstract: Retransfer printing methods and systems are described where a variable stripping process is utilized while stripping all or a portion of the retransfer film (also known as intermediate transfer media) from the surface of a substrate. The variable stripping process includes stripping the retransfer film from different sections of the substrate surface while applying different tensions to the retransfer film and/or at different transport speeds of the retransfer film and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: ENTRUST DATACARD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander K. Zaborowski, Craig Berry, Rajesh K. Juriasingani
  • Patent number: 10668748
    Abstract: Systems and methods where a delay time between a first card processing mechanism, such as a drop-on-demand printer that prints with UV curable ink, and a second card processing mechanism, such as a UV curing station, can be altered to adjust the travel time of the card from the first card processing mechanism to the second card processing mechanism. First and second card buffers can be provided between the first card processing mechanism and the second card processing mechanism. Each of the first and second card buffers is independently logically controlled to permit independent control of the transport time of a card through each card buffer. Alternatively, a single card buffer or more than two card buffers can be provided between the first card processing mechanism and the second card processing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: ENTRUST DATACARD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cory D. Wooldridge, Timothy J. Flitsch, Jon Wawra
  • Patent number: 10661593
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for printing vibrant grey color(s) on plastic cards. The following features, which can be used individually or in any combination thereof, can be implemented to achieve the vibrant grey color(s): 1) use of CMYK pigment inks to achieve CMYK printing; 2) a pixel extraction process and/or a print trapping process; 3) two separate print commands including a CMY (or CMYK)+blending print command and a K+blending print command; and 4) proper card set-up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Entrust Datacard Corporation
    Inventors: Miguel Ayala, Heather Maershbecker, Rajesh K. Juriasingani, John Knaack, Wade Kragtorp
  • Patent number: 10656880
    Abstract: A remote user interface (RUI) for a personalization document printer of an instant issuance system is provided. The RUI includes a printer functionality component and a server functionality component. The server functionality component is configured to allow, for example a user to control user authentication to use the printer, control print queues of the printer, control print workflows of the printer, control RUI configuration, control remote access to printer user functions and a print preview displaying an image of the customized personalization document with image data and personalization account data, control storage and rendering of data to be placed on a customized personalization document, lock and unlock access to supplies and/or personalization documents in the personalization document printer, access administrative functions, and provide quality assurance functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Entrust Datacard Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Dean DeFore, Scott Robert Hagstrom, Christophe Biehlmann, Peter William Thorsen
  • Patent number: 10625464
    Abstract: A heated indenter is provided for indenting a personalized document to create a security impression thereon. The personalized document includes but is not limited to, identification cards, driver's licenses, credit and debit cards, and the like. The security impression can provide a visible or tactile security feature that can be recognized by one with little or no training. The security impression causes a laminate layer of the document to tear or disfigure when attempting to remove the laminate layer from a substrate of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ENTRUST DATACARD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rajesh K. Juriasingani, Donald J. Galles, Patrick C. Cronin, Alexander K. Zaborowski
  • Patent number: 10603917
    Abstract: A card processing system includes a drop-on-demand card printing system that has at least one drop-on-demand print head with a nozzle plate. An automated cleaning mechanism is provided in the drop-on-demand card printing system that is configured to clean the nozzle plate without the cleaning mechanism physically contacting the nozzle plate. Since the nozzle plate is not physically contacted by the cleaning mechanism, damage to the nozzle plate during cleaning is avoided thereby avoiding degrading the resulting print quality of the print head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: ENTRUST DATACARD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Milo B. Squires, Kyle Johnson, Eugene T. Tennis
  • Patent number: 10576769
    Abstract: A single plasma nozzle of a plasma treatment station is used to treat the card surface prior to performing drop-on-demand printing on the card surface. The single plasma nozzle has a plasma discharge width that is less than the width of the card. The card and the plasma nozzle are moved relative to one another using a two direction control scheme during plasma treatment in order to be able to plasma treat a desired area of the card surface. The card and the plasma nozzle may also be moveable toward or away from one another to change the distance therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ENTRUST DATACARD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cory Wooldridge, Norbert Kill, Lex Prenevost, Brendan Hinnenkamp, Jon Wawra, Thomas Wagener
  • Patent number: 10560438
    Abstract: A system and method for remote monitoring and management of an instant issuance system is provided. The embodiments provide secure communication between different entities within the instant issuance system. Security can be established via mutual authentication between the communicating entities of the instant issuance system prior and/or concurrent with a communication taking place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: ENTRUST DATACARD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vishal Arora, Scott Kullman, Kent Landerholm, Tim Zurn, Jon Wittmayer, Benoit Lemercier, Jeffrey Davison, Daniel A. Sanden
  • Patent number: 10507677
    Abstract: A card processing system that includes a card transport mechanism having at least first and second separate card transports that separately transport first and second cards in the card processing system. Each of the first and second card transports can be actuated between a common card pick-up location and common card discharge position. At least one card processing mechanism that can perform a card processing operation is located between the common card pick-up location and the common card discharge location, with each of the first and second card transports transporting respective cards to the card processing mechanism to perform the card processing operation and transporting the cards from the card processing mechanism after processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Entrust Datacard Corporation
    Inventors: Cory D. Wooldridge, Timothy J. Flitsch, Jon Wawra
  • Patent number: 10486454
    Abstract: A security document and a method for producing a security document are described. The security document includes a plurality of spaced spots integrally formed in the security document. The plurality of spaced spots and printed data overlap. The spaced spots are arranged to form an image. The method includes controlling a laser of a laser marking printer to integrally form the plurality of spaced spots in the security document. The plurality of spaced spots and printed data overlap on the security document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: ENTRUST DATACARD CORPORATION
    Inventor: Dennis J. Warwick
  • Patent number: 10482295
    Abstract: A sensor system for counting cards includes an optical sensor assembly configured to detect edges of cards in a card stack. The optical sensor assembly includes at least an optical sensor, and a light element coupled with the optical sensor. The light element is configured to reflect light from a card stack toward the optical sensor. A remote light element is spaced from the optical sensor assembly. The remote light element is configured to direct light toward the card stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Entrust Datacard Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Sarkinen, Tyler Nehowig, Ryan Boudreau, Ethan Yanna, Jasper Chavis
  • Patent number: 10442220
    Abstract: Systems, mechanisms, and methods are described that relate to the production of a custom printed insert(s) that can be custom printed prior to insertion of the custom printed insert(s) into an envelope along with a personalized card/carrier combination for mailing to the intended holder of the personalized card. The inserts are custom printed using an insert printer that is located in the inserter mechanism that is used to insert the insert(s) and the card/carrier combination into an envelope for mailing to an end user of the card. The inserter mechanism can have an “off-line” configuration, i.e. configured as a stand-alone mechanism, or configured for “in-line” use, i.e. used together with other mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Entrust Datacard Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Beech, Thomas J. Wagener
  • Patent number: 10421291
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing retransfer printing on substrates such as plastic card-shaped substrates. Printing is first performed in at least first and second separate transfer areas on the retransfer film. The retransfer film is then advanced to a retransfer station where the printed transfer areas are transferred to the substrate in a sequence that differs from the sequence in which the printed transfer areas were printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: ENTRUST DATACARD CORPORATION
    Inventor: Patrick C. Cronin
  • Patent number: 10384883
    Abstract: Systems and methods that utilize a card reorienting mechanism are described. Generally, the card reorienting mechanism can transport and rotate a card without substantially contacting one of the principal surfaces of the card. The use of the card reorienting mechanism permits reorienting of the card without substantially contacting the principal surface of the card after the operation has been performed on the principal surface of the card. The card reorienting mechanism of the present disclosure can be useful where rotation of the card without contacting the principal surfaces of the card is desired moments after ink is applied to one of the principal surfaces of the card. In addition, substantially the entire principle surface is accessible for processing operations while the card is on the reorienting mechanism, such as for laser personalization or for image capture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Entrust Datacard Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick C. Cronin, Mark J. Sobania, Arthur J. Paulson, Rajesh Kalachand Juriasingani
  • Patent number: 10369807
    Abstract: A label printer mechanism that is configured to produce and affix custom printed customer engagement labels to personalized plastic cards and other substrates. The custom printed customer engagement labels can be used for a number of purposes including, but not limited to, instructions to the intended recipients of personalized plastic cards for activation of the personalized plastic cards, marketing of products and/or services to the recipients, and combinations of activation and marketing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Entrust Datacard Corporation
    Inventors: Cory Wooldridge, Kyle Johnson, Jon Wawra, Tim Flitsch, Stu Bodmer, Wade Kragtorp, Marco Freudenberger, Bob Steinbrueck
  • Patent number: D863960
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: ENTRUST DATACARD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyle Johnson, Randy Jordan