Patents by Inventor Gunter Endres

Gunter Endres 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: 10926573
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for supplying an optical security element in a value document, as well as to an accordingly devised apparatus for adjusting an optical security element as well as to the value document per se. According to the invention a method is proposed which makes it possible to supply a known optical security element in an especially simple technical way, without a vapor deposition of embossed structures being necessary in this connection. Further the present invention is directed to a computer program product having control commands, which executes the method or operates the proposed apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT MOBILE SECURITY GMBH
    Inventors: Günter Endres, Klaus Kohl, Martin Imhof
  • Patent number: 10850492
    Abstract: Into a plastic card (1) of polycarbonate layers (10; 11; 12) there is laminated a security thread (3) by applying pressure and temperature, the security thread itself having a carrier foil (5) of polycarbonate and a coating (6) that is borne by the carrier foil and conveys holographic information. The connection of the polycarbonate carrier foil (5) of the security thread with the polycarbonate layer (10; 11; 12) of the data carrier adjoining said carrier foil takes place without using an adhesive or primer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT MOBILE SECURITY GMBH
    Inventors: Günter Endres, Jürgen Karl Stahl, Lars Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20200039278
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for supplying an optical security element in a value document, as well as to an accordingly devised apparatus for adjusting an optical security element as well as to the value document per se. According to the invention a method is proposed which makes it possible to supply a known optical security element in an especially simple technical way, without a vapor deposition of embossed structures being necessary in this connection. Further the present invention is directed to a computer program product having control commands, which executes the method or operates the proposed apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Günter ENDRES, Klaus KOHL, Martin IMHOF
  • Publication number: 20190217653
    Abstract: The present invention is directed at a method for manufacturing a card-shaped data carrier, in which a material from nature, for example wood, is installed in a particularly advantageous manner. The invention is further directed at a correspondingly adapted apparatus for manufacturing the card-shaped data carrier as well as at the data carrier itself. Further, a computer program product is proposed, having control commands that implement the method and/or operate the proposed apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Günter ENDRES, Thomas TARANTINO
  • Patent number: 10336123
    Abstract: An easily manufacturable multilayer security element has an opaque functional layer that is arranged between two build-up layers of transmissive material. The opaque functional layer has at least one cutout. The layers are connected by lamination to form an areal body with planar surfaces. The cutout is filled up with transmissive material of the build-up layers. One build-up layer supports a feature carrier layer. A security feature, which is arranged at least partially below the cutout, is formed in the feature carrier layer and/or between the functional layer and the feature carrier layer. The cutout forms an inner window through which the security feature is recognizable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT MOBILE SECURITY GMBH
    Inventors: Günter Endres, Klaus Kohl, Tobias Rosati
  • Patent number: 10176421
    Abstract: This disclosure includes a method for manufacturing a portable data carrier, an inlay for a data carrier, and a data carrier. A data carrier body has a gap for a chip and a chip is incorporated into the gap. In a subsequent step a cover layer is laid on the data carrier body, and the data carrier body and the cover layer are laminated. After the incorporation of the chip and before the lamination, a stabilizing agent is applied into the gap of the core layer, which remains soft or flexible during the lamination and cures or is activated (e.g. by means of UV radiation) only after the lamination, in order for mechanical tensions to be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT MOBILE SECURITY GMBH
    Inventors: Walter Ponikwar, Thomas Tarantino, Tobias Salzer, Andreas Braun, Gunter Endres
  • Publication number: 20180186169
    Abstract: A method for changing a geometry of an edge of a portable data carrier, wherein the geometry of the edge is changed in order to work on the edge and the outer side of the data carrier proceeding from a common side, without a spatial location of the data carrier being changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Josef RIEDL, Günter ENDRES, Klaus KOHL, Thorsten SAUER
  • Patent number: 9987875
    Abstract: (EN) The invention relates to an optically variable security element (20) for securing data carriers, having a flip image comprising first and second identifiers (24, 26) which can be detected from different first and second viewing directions (40, 42). According to the invention, the first and second identifiers (24, 26) of the flip image are present in an optically variable recording layer (30), which has a reflective layer (52) produced by a vacuum deposition process, and the security element (20) contains a viewing element screen (32) which is spaced apart from the recording layer (30) and which, when viewed from the first or second viewing direction (40, 42), reveals the first or second identifiers (24, 26), respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT MOBILE SECURITY GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Fuhse, Manfred Heim, Michael Rahm, Günter Endres
  • Publication number: 20180147881
    Abstract: An easily manufacturable multilayer security element has an opaque functional layer that is arranged between two build-up layers of transmissive material. The opaque functional layer has at least one cutout. The layers are connected by lamination to form an areal body with planar surfaces. The cutout is filled up with transmissive material of the build-up layers. One build-up layer supports a feature carrier layer. A security feature, which is arranged at least partially below the cutout, is formed in the feature carrier layer and/or between the functional layer and the feature carrier layer. The cutout forms an inner window through which the security feature is recognizable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicant: Giesecke & Devrient GMBH
    Inventors: Günter ENDRES, Klaus KOHL, Tobias ROSATI
  • Patent number: 9016590
    Abstract: A method for producing a data storage medium body for a portable data storage medium having a core layer and at least one top layer, wherein the core layer contains a chip module. The chip module has a surface which is adverse to lamination and has an adhesive deposit applied on the module surface; a recess is provided in the core layer and the chip module is inserted into the recess such that the module surface having the adhesive deposit is situated towards the open side of the recess; a top layer is applied over the module surface; then the above arrangement is laminated. The adhesive deposit combines intimately with the adjoining top layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Tarantino, Walter Ponikwar, Tobias Salzer, Günter Endres, Cristina Schellenberger
  • Publication number: 20150014418
    Abstract: This disclosure includes a method for manufacturing a portable data carrier, an inlay for a data carrier, and a data carrier. A data carrier body has a gap for a chip and a chip is incorporated into the gap. In a subsequent step a cover layer is laid on the data carrier body, and the data carrier body and the cover layer are laminated. After the incorporation of the chip and before the lamination, a stabilizing agent is applied into the gap of the core layer, which remains soft or flexible during the lamination and cures or is activated (e.g. by means of UV radiation) only after the lamination, in order for mechanical tensions to be avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Walter Ponikwar, Thomas Tarantino, Tobias Salzer, Andreas Braun, Gunter Endres
  • Patent number: 8778834
    Abstract: A multi-layer card-shaped data carrier has a marking layer containing a hidden marking, and a thermochromic cover layer arranged over the marking layer at least in the area of the hidden marking. The thermochromic cover layer is opaque below its change temperature, hides the marking, and is translucent or transparent above its change temperature, enabling viewing of the marking. The thermochromic cover layer is pervious to radiation outside the visible spectral range and the marking layer absorbs radiation energy outside the visible spectral range, so that the hidden marking can be incorporated into the marking layer through the thermochromic cover layer by laser radiation of a wavelength outside the visible spectral range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Günter Endres, Tobias Salzer
  • Publication number: 20130193679
    Abstract: (EN) The invention relates to an optically variable security element (20) for securing data carriers, having a flip image comprising first and second identifiers (24, 26) which can be detected from different first and second viewing directions (40, 42). According to the invention, the first and second identifiers (24, 26) of the flip image are present in an optically variable recording layer (30), which has a reflective layer (52) produced by a vacuum deposition process, and the security element (20) contains a viewing element screen (32) which is spaced apart from the recording layer (30) and which, when viewed from the first or second viewing direction (40, 42), reveals the first or second identifiers (24, 26), respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventors: Christian Fuhse, Manfred Heim, Michael Rahm, Günter Endres
  • Publication number: 20130113201
    Abstract: Into a plastic card (1) of polycarbonate layers (10; 11; 12) there is laminated a security thread (3) by applying pressure and temperature, the security thread itself having a carrier foil (5) of polycarbonate and a coating (6) that is borne by the carrier foil and conveys holographic information. The connection of the polycarbonate carrier foil (5) of the security thread with the polycarbonate layer (10; 11; 12) of the data carrier adjoining said carrier foil takes place without using an adhesive or primer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: GLESECKE & DEVRIENT GMBH
    Inventors: Günter Endres, Jürgen Karl Stahl, Lars Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20130099003
    Abstract: A method for producing a data storage medium body for a portable data storage medium having a core layer and at least one top layer, wherein the core layer contains a chip module. The chip module has a surface which is adverse to lamination and has an adhesive deposit applied on the module surface; a recess is provided in the core layer and the chip module is inserted into the recess such that the module surface having the adhesive deposit is situated towards the open side of the recess; a top layer is applied over the module surface; then the above arrangement is laminated. The adhesive deposit combines intimately with the adjoining top layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: Glesecke & Devrlent GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Tarantino, Walter Ponikwar, Tobias Salzer, Günter Endres, Cristina Schellenberger
  • Patent number: 8409693
    Abstract: The invention relates to a data carrier into which, by means of a laser beam, identifiers are introduced that are visible in the form of irreversible changes, caused by the laser beam, in the optical properties of the data carrier. According to the present invention, the data carrier comprises a laser-sensitive layer (20) that is opaque in the visible spectral range, and that is combined with a securing layer (22) that is metallized at least in a sub-area, the identifiers (30, 32) being introduced by the laser beam simultaneously and in perfect register into the laser-sensitive layer (20) and the metallized sub-area (24) of the securing layer (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Günter Endres, Georg Kruse, Josef Riedl
  • Patent number: 8403230
    Abstract: The invention relates to a card (1), such as a credit card or ID card, which has several layers laminated with each other, wherein between a first card layer (21) and a second card layer (22) there is embedded a security element (2) which has a plastic or lacquer layer (4) with a relief structure (5). The relief structure has areas (5?, 5?) with different picture elements and produces a visible representation (6) and a hidden representation (7) which can be made visible with aids. The security element is adhesively bonded by adhesive layers (9, 10) to the two card layers (21, 22) between which it is embedded, the adhesives being chosen from the group which consists of physically drying adhesives and adhesives crosslinkable by heat, preferably water-based. Upon use of an adhesive crosslinkable by heat, the crosslinking temperature of the adhesive is lower than the softening temperature of the plastic or the lacquer layer (4) in which there is present the relief structure (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Gunter Endres, Bernd Oweger, Jurgen Karl Stahl, Tobias Salzer
  • Publication number: 20120263893
    Abstract: A multi-layer card-shaped data carrier has a marking layer containing a hidden marking, and a thermochromic cover layer arranged over the marking layer at least in the area of the hidden marking. The thermochromic cover layer is opaque below its change temperature, hides the marking, and is translucent or transparent above its change temperature, enabling viewing of the marking. The thermochromic cover layer is pervious to radiation outside the visible spectral range and the marking layer absorbs radiation energy outside the visible spectral range, so that the hidden marking can be incorporated into the marking layer through the thermochromic cover layer by laser radiation of a wavelength outside the visible spectral range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Günter Endres, Tobias Salzer
  • Patent number: 8181993
    Abstract: An identification card of plastic, for example PVC or polyester, is introduced, in which tactile symbols in the form of foamed relief structures are clearly visually perceivable. The symbols are outlined by a contour achieved by discoloration of the plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Erdmann, Günter Endres
  • Patent number: 8006908
    Abstract: The invention relates to a data carrier into which, by a laser beam, identifiers (20, 22) are introduced in the form of patterns, letters, numbers and/or images that are visible due to local changes in the optical properties of the data carrier, effected by the laser beam and resulting from material transformations. According to the present invention, the data carrier comprises a laser-sensitive recording layer (26) that is transparent in the visible spectral range and that is provided with a surface relief in the form of a lens grid (28). The identifiers are introduced with the laser beam from different directions through the lens grid (28) into the recording layer (26) and are perceptible when later viewed from those same directions. The data carrier is transparent at least in the area of the introduced identifiers (20, 22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Bergmann, Günter Endres, Georg Kruse