Patents by Inventor Anthony LaCapria

Anthony LaCapria has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4519155
    Abstract: A security document such as an identification card including a base layer having at least one surface bonded and security markings printed on that surface. The bonded surface is covered by a protective layer including a film of material fused thereto so as to form a matrix encapsulating the printed security markings (which may include a xerographically reproduced photograph).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1985
    Assignee: American Bank Note Company
    Inventors: Terence J. Gallagher, Anthony LaCapria
  • Patent number: 4066280
    Abstract: These documents of value are printed so as to prevent copying, and particularly the counterfeiting of documents of value, with the aid of modern color copiers. For that purpose, part of the material on the document is printed in an ink containing a specularly reflective coloring material, for example, powdered aluminum. The modern color copiers depend upon a color analysis of the light absorbed by various parts of the document, and do not reproduce true colors when they encounter specular reflections from the surface of the document being copied. A specular reflection on the surface of the document being copied results in a product from the color copier which does not faithfully follow the colors on the original document, and hence is readily distinguishable from an original.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1978
    Assignee: American Bank Note Company
    Inventor: Anthony LaCapria