Patents by Inventor Edwin Nelson Whitehead

Edwin Nelson Whitehead 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: 4097279
    Abstract: A process for preparing identification cards which comprises spreading bonding material on a substrate, placing a transparent film over the coated substrate, superposing a photograph having opaque and transparent portions, directing light rays to harden portions of the bonding material which correspond to the transparent parts of the photograph, spreading particulate material over the bonding material, removing the particulate material that has not adhered to the bonding material, and sealing a transparent covering. An identification card comprising a thermoplastic coated magnetic backing means, large number of individual particles arranged to constitute a photographic image bonded to the thermoplastic coated backing means, and a transparent covering overlying the backing and heat sealed thereto. Also provided is a unitary laminated identification card that has a three-dimensional effect which cannot be readily photographically counterfeited and is substantially tamper-proof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1974
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1978
    Inventor: Edwin Nelson Whitehead