Patents by Inventor Johannes Georg Schaede

Johannes Georg Schaede 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: 10654256
    Abstract: There is described a method of creating a transparent polymer window (W) with a field of lenses (L) in a security paper substrate (1), the method comprising the steps of (i) providing a security paper substrate (1), (ii) forming an opening (10) into the security paper substrate (1), (iii) laminating a transparent film (5; 5*) onto a first side (I) of the security paper substrate (1) in such a way as to close the opening (10) at one end, and (iv) filling the opening (10) with transparent polymer material (2). In one embodiment, the transparent film (5) comprises a field of lenses (L) and is laminated onto the first side (I) of the security paper substrate (1) in such a way as to form lenses (L) on the first side (I) of the security paper substrate (1) in register with the opening (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: KBA-NotaSys SA
    Inventor: Johannes Georg Schaede
  • Patent number: 10434807
    Abstract: There is described a combined printing press (10) for the production of security documents, in particular banknotes, comprising a screen printing group (3) and a numbering group (4) adapted to process printed substrates in the form of individual sheets or successive portions of a continuous web. The screen printing group (3) is located upstream of the numbering group (4) and comprises at least one screen printing unit (32-33) designed to print a pattern of optically-variable ink, which optically-variable ink contains flakes that can be oriented by means of a magnetic field. The screen printing group further comprises a magnetic unit (36) located downstream of the screen printing unit (32-33), which magnetic unit (36) is designed to magnetically induce an optically-variable effect in the pattern of optically-variable ink applied by the screen printing unit (32-33) prior to drying/curing of the optically-variable ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: KBA-NOTASYS SA
    Inventor: Johannes Georg Schaede
  • Patent number: 10350840
    Abstract: There is described a method of creating a transparent window (W*) in a security, especially paper, substrate (1) for security printing applications, the method comprising the steps of (i) providing a security substrate (1), (ii) forming an opening (10*) into and through the security substrate (1), and (iii) filling the opening (10*) with transparent material (2) thereby forming the transparent window (W*). The filling of the opening (10*) with the transparent material (2) is carried out in a state where the opening (10*) is open on both sides of the security substrate (1) and extends through the security substrate (1), the filling of the opening (10*) including the application of a first side (I) of the security substrate (1) against a supporting surface (21A) of a supporting member (20?, 21) in such a way as to block one side of the opening (10*), while the transparent material (2) is applied inside the opening (10*) from the other side (II) of the security substrate (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: KBA-NOTASYS SA
    Inventors: Aurélie Berthon, Johannes Georg Schaede
  • Patent number: 10279582
    Abstract: There is described a combined printing press (10; 10*) for the production of security documents, in particular banknotes, comprising a screen printing group (2; 2*) and an intaglio printing group (3) adapted to process substrates in the form of individual sheets or successive portions of a continuous web. The screen printing group (2; 2*) is located upstream of the intaglio printing group (3) and comprises at least one screen printing unit (20; 20*) designed to print a pattern of optically-variable ink onto one side of the substrates, which optically-variable ink contains flakes that can be oriented by means of a magnetic field. The screen printing group (2; 2*) further comprises a magnetic unit (24; 24*) located downstream of the screen printing unit (20; 20*), which magnetic unit is designed to magnetically induce an optically-variable effect in the pattern of optically-variable ink applied by the screen printing unit (20; 20*).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: KBA-NOTASYS SA
    Inventor: Johannes Georg Schaede
  • Patent number: 10207529
    Abstract: There is described a security element or document comprising a substrate (20) and at least a first dynamic-effect feature (100; 120; 121; 122; 123; 130; 135; 140; 150; 171; 181; 191; 200) provided on the substrate which includes a dynamic-effect component that is responsive to illumination stimulus of a selected excitation wavelength or wavelength band to produce an optical spectral response, which optical spectral response changes dynamically over an observable period of time between multiple color appearances (C, F, M; C1, M1) upon and while being subjected to the illumination stimulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: Elizabeth Anne Downing, Johannes Georg Schaede
  • Patent number: 10131136
    Abstract: There is described a recto-verso printing press (100*) adapted to carry out simultaneous recto-verso printing of sheets, the printing press (100*) comprising a main printing group (5, 6, 15, 16, 25, 26) with first and second printing cylinders (5, 6) cooperating with one another to form a first printing nip between the first and second printing cylinders (5, 6) where first and second sides of sheets are simultaneously printed, the first printing cylinder (5) acting as a sheet conveying cylinder of the main printing group (5, 6, 15, 16, 25, 26). The printing press (100*) further comprises an additional printing group (7, 8, 17, 18, 27, 28) with third and fourth printing cylinders (7, 8) cooperating with one another to form a second printing nip between the third and fourth printing cylinders (7, 8) where the first and second sides of the sheets are simultaneously printed, the third printing cylinder (7) acting as a sheet conveying cylinder of the additional printing group (7, 8, 17, 18, 27, 28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: KBA-NOTASYS SA
    Inventor: Johannes Georg Schaede
  • Patent number: 10059093
    Abstract: There is described an inspection system (50) for in-line inspection of sheet or web material on an intaglio printing press, wherein the inspection system comprises an optical quality control apparatus for carrying out inspection of a printed area on a printed side of the sheet or web material, the optical quality control apparatus including a camera system (55) with one or more camera units each comprising at least one line-scan camera (56) for scanning and acquiring an image of the printed area while the sheet or web material is being transported in the intaglio printing press past the camera system (55).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: KBA-NotaSys SA
    Inventors: Johannes Georg Schaede, Thomas Türke, Rolf Volkmar Schwitzky
  • Patent number: 10052862
    Abstract: Intaglio printing press systems for recto-verso intaglio printing of sheets, in particular for the production of banknotes and the like securities, wherein first and second intaglio printing presses are operatively-coupled to one another by a sheet processing and transporting system comprising an automated guided vehicle system for automatically transporting sheets from a sheet delivery station of the first intaglio printing press where recto printing is performed to a sheet feeding station of the second intaglio printing press where verso printing is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: KBA-NOTASYS SA
    Inventor: Johannes Georg Schaede
  • Publication number: 20180215136
    Abstract: There is described a combined printing press (10; 10*) for the production of security documents, in particular banknotes, comprising a screen printing group (2; 2*) and an intaglio printing group (3) adapted to process substrates in the form of individual sheets or successive portions of a continuous web. The screen printing group (2; 2*) is located upstream of the intaglio printing group (3) and comprises at least one screen printing unit (20; 20*) designed to print a pattern of optically-variable ink onto one side of the substrates, which optically-variable ink contains flakes that can be oriented by means of a magnetic field. The screen printing group (2; 2*) further comprises a magnetic unit (24; 24*) located downstream of the screen printing unit (20; 20*), which magnetic unit is designed to magnetically induce an optically-variable effect in the pattern of optically-variable ink applied by the screen printing unit (20; 20*).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventor: Johannes Georg SCHAEDE
  • Patent number: 9947163
    Abstract: A method of authenticating security documents and a mobile device, especially a smartphone, programmed to carry out the method, based on an analysis of features which are produced by intaglio printing, which analysis involves a decomposition of sample images of a candidate document to be authenticated based on Wavelets, each sample image being digitally processed by performing a Wavelet transform of the sample image in order to derive a set of classification features. The method is based on an adaptive approach, which includes the following steps: —prior to carrying out the Wavelet transform, defining a categorization map containing local information about different intaglio line structures that are found on the security documents; —carrying out a Wavelet selection amongst a pool of Wavelet types based on the categorization map; and —performing the Wavelet transform of the sample image on the basis of the selected Wavelet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: KBA-NotaSys SA
    Inventors: Volker Lohweg, Jan Leif Hoffmann, Helene Dörksen, Roland Hildebrand, Eugen Gillich, Jürg Hofmann, Johannes Georg Schaede
  • Patent number: 9931832
    Abstract: There is described a multicolor letterpress printing press, in particular a numbering press, comprising a printing group (50) with at least a first letterpress (e.g. numbering) cylinder (51) and a second letterpress cylinder (52) which are inked by an associated inking system (60, 71, 72, 81, 81 a, 81 b, 82, 82a, 82b). The inking system (60, 71, 72, 81, 81 a, 81 b, 82, 82a, 82b) comprises (i) a first inking device (81) supplying ink to a first chablon cylinder (71), (ii) at least a second inking device (82) supplying ink to a second chablon cylinder (72), and (iii) an ink-collecting cylinder (60) contacting the first and second chablon cylinders (71, 72) and the first and second letterpress cylinders (51, 52). The ink-collecting cylinder (60) collects a first ink pattern (A, D) from the first chablon cylinder (71) and a second ink pattern (B, C) from the second chablon cylinder (72).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: KBA-NotaSys SA
    Inventor: Johannes Georg Schaede
  • Patent number: 9908361
    Abstract: There is described a printed security feature (10) provided onto a printable substrate, which printed security feature includes a printed area (11) with at least a first printed section consisting of a multiplicity of geometric elements (GE, 15) printed with a given distribution over the printed area. The geometric elements are printed with at least first and second inks which exhibit the same or substantially the same optical appearance when illuminated with visible white light, such that the printed security feature produces a first graphical representation (A1) when illuminated with visible white light. At least the first ink is an ink which responds to non-visible light excitation by producing a characteristic optical response differentiating the first ink from the second ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: KBA-NotaSys SA
    Inventors: Johannes Georg Schaede, Alexander Fellmann
  • Patent number: 9849711
    Abstract: There is described a printing machine for printing sheets, in particular sheets for the production of securities, banknotes, passports, ID cards and other valuable documents, comprising at least a sheet feeder, a printing unit, a delivery unit with delivery piles for the printed sheets and a sheet transport system for transporting the printed sheets along a transporting path from the printing unit to the delivery piles. The printing machine further comprises a laser perforating unit with at least one laser head disposed along the transporting path of the sheet transport system for perforating the printed sheets, and a first aspiration unit to maintain the printed sheets against an aspiration surface during perforation by said laser perforating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: KBA-GIORI S.A.
    Inventors: Johannes Georg Schaede, Johann Emil Eitel
  • Publication number: 20170326870
    Abstract: There is described a recto-verso printing press (100*) adapted to carry out simultaneous recto-verso printing of sheets, the printing press (100*) comprising a main printing group (5, 6, 15, 16, 25, 26) with first and second printing cylinders (5, 6) cooperating with one another to form a first printing nip between the first and second printing cylinders (5, 6) where first and second sides of sheets are simultaneously printed, the first printing cylinder (5) acting as a sheet conveying cylinder of the main printing group (5, 6, 15, 16, 25, 26). The printing press (100*) further comprises an additional printing group (7, 8, 17, 18, 27, 28) with third and fourth printing cylinders (7, 8) cooperating with one another to form a second printing nip between the third and fourth printing cylinders (7, 8) where the first and second sides of the sheets are simultaneously printed, the third printing cylinder (7) acting as a sheet conveying cylinder of the additional printing group (7, 8, 17, 18, 27, 28).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventor: Johannes Georg SCHAEDE
  • Patent number: 9751355
    Abstract: There is described a printed security feature (1) provided onto a printable substrate, which security feature includes a printed area (100) consisting of a multiplicity of adjacent rectilinear and/or curvilinear elements (110, 120) printed with a given spatial frequency. The rectilinear and/or curvilinear elements are printed with at least first and second inks which exhibit the same or substantially the same optical appearance when illuminated with visible white light, such that the security feature produces a first graphical representation when illuminated with visible white light, at least the first ink being an ink which responds to non-visible light excitation by producing a characteristic optical response differentiating the first ink from the second ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: KBA-NotaSys SA
    Inventors: Johannes Georg Schaede, Alexander Fellmann
  • Patent number: 9738065
    Abstract: There is described an intaglio printing press (1; 1*) comprising a plate cylinder (8) carrying one or more intaglio printing plates, the plate cylinder (8) receiving ink from an inking system (9, 20, 23; 20*, 23*) having a plurality of chablon cylinders (23; 23*) transferring ink directly or indirectly onto the plate cylinder (8), the intaglio printing press (1; 1*) comprising an adjustment system acting on the chablon cylinders (23; 23*) in order to compensate elongation of the one or more intaglio printing plates. The adjustment system comprises, for each chablon cylinder (23; 23*), an adjustable drive unit, which adjustable drive unit (25) is interposed between the chablon cylinder (23; 23*) acting as a rotating output body of the adjustable drive unit (25) and a driving gear (100) acting as a rotating input body of the adjustable drive unit (25).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: KBA-NotaSys SA
    Inventors: Thomas Kersten, Johannes Georg Schaede, Alain Würsch, Volkmar Rolf Schwitzky, Volker Scharkus
  • Publication number: 20170190197
    Abstract: There is described a combined printing press (10) for the production of security documents, in particular banknotes, comprising a screen printing group (3) and a numbering group (4) adapted to process printed substrates in the form of individual sheets or successive portions of a continuous web. The screen printing group (3) is located upstream of the numbering group (4) and comprises at least one screen printing unit (32-33) designed to print a pattern of optically-variable ink, which optically-variable ink contains flakes that can be oriented by means of a magnetic field. The screen printing group further comprises a magnetic unit (36) located downstream of the screen printing unit (32-33), which magnetic unit (36) is designed to magnetically induce an optically-variable effect in the pattern of optically-variable ink applied by the screen printing unit (32-33) prior to drying/curing of the optically-variable ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventor: Johannes Georg SCHAEDE
  • Patent number: 9597864
    Abstract: There is described an intaglio printing press (1; 1*) comprising an intaglio cylinder (8) and an ink wiping system (10) with a rotating wiping roller assembly (11) contacting a circumference of the intaglio cylinder (8) for wiping excess ink from the surface of the intaglio cylinder (8), a rotational speed of the wiping cylinder being adjustable with respect to a rotational speed of the intaglio cylinder (8). The intaglio printing press (1; 1*) comprises an adjustable drive unit (25), which adjustable drive unit (25) is interposed between the wiping roller assembly (11) acting as a rotating output body of the adjustable drive unit (25) and a driving gear (100) coupled to the intaglio cylinder (8) and acting as a rotating input body of the adjustable drive unit (25). The adjustable drive unit (25) is designed to allow selected adjustment of a rotational speed of the wiping roller assembly (11) with respect to a rotational speed of the driving gear (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: KBA-NotaSys SA
    Inventors: Thomas Kersten, Johannes Georg Schaede, Alain Würsch, Volkmar Rolf Schwitzky, Volker Scharkus
  • Patent number: 9598821
    Abstract: There is described a substrate (S) for security documents, such as banknotes, comprising one or more paper layers (11, 12) and a polymer layer (20) which is made to adhere to a side of at least one of the paper layers (11, 12), which polymer layer (20) is substantially transparent in at least one region of the substrate (S) which is not covered by the paper layer or layers (11, 12) so as to form a substantially transparent window (W) in the substrate (S) which is formed and closed by the polymer layer (20). The polymer layer (20) exhibits in the region of the window (W) a thickness (T) which is greater than a thickness (t) of the polymer layer (20) outside of the region of the window (W). The thickness (T) of the polymer layer (20) in the region of the window (W) is substantially equal to the added thickness of the paper layer or layers (11, 12) and of the polymer layer (20) outside of the region of the window (W) so that the substrate (S) exhibits a substantially uniform and constant thickness (T).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: KBA-NotaSys SA
    Inventor: Johannes Georg Schaede
  • Publication number: 20170008271
    Abstract: There is described a multicolour letterpress printing press, in particular a numbering press, comprising a printing group (50) with at least a first letterpress (e.g. numbering) cylinder (51) and a second letterpress cylinder (52) which are inked by an associated inking system (60, 71, 72, 81, 81a, 81b, 82, 82a, 82b). The inking system (60, 71, 72, 81, 81a, 81b, 82, 82a, 82b) comprises (i) a first inking device (81) supplying ink to a first chablon cylinder (71), (ii) at least a second inking device (82) supplying ink to a second chablon cylinder (72), and (iii) an ink-collecting cylinder (60) contacting the first and second chablon cylinders (71, 72) and the first and second letterpress cylinders (51, 52). The ink-collecting cylinder (60) collects a first ink pattern (A, D) from the first chablon cylinder (71) and a second ink pattern (B, C) from the second chablon cylinder (72).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventor: Johannes Georg SCHAEDE