Patents by Inventor John Anthony Peters

John Anthony Peters 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).

  • Publication number: 20190070887
    Abstract: A security document with a first security element, which includes a first item of visually recognizable and in particular machine-readable information, and a second security element, which includes a second item of in particular machine-readable information which can be used to verify the first item of information. A method for the authentication thereof is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: John Anthony Peters, Achim Hansen, Rene Schadler
  • Publication number: 20180039877
    Abstract: A multilayer body with a functional layer which includes an antenna element as well as with an optical security element which includes at least one electrically conductive partial region which is galvanically connected to the antenna element. A security document with such a multilayer body, as well as a method for the authentication thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Rene Staub, Sascha Mario Epp, Orvy Emanuel Toberer, John Anthony Peters
  • Patent number: 9185797
    Abstract: A foil element and a method for producing such a foil element. The foil element includes a dielectric carrier layer, which spans an xy plane of a Cartesian coordinate system having an x-axis, a y-axis and a z-axis, and at least one electrically conductive layer which is arranged on the carrier layer and in which a conductor track is shaped in a frame-shaped region of the foil element. The frame-shaped region is formed by the area of a larger, outer rectangle having sides each running parallel to the x-axis or y-axis, from which area the area of a smaller, inner rectangle with the same orientation as the outer rectangle is cut out. A mechanical property of the carrier layer is different along the x-axis and the y-axis. More than 50% of the length of at least one conductor track section runs obliquely with respect to the x-axis and the y-axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: OVD KINEGRAM AG
    Inventors: Sascha Mario Epp, John Anthony Peters, Ulrich Schindler
  • Patent number: 9165241
    Abstract: A multilayer film element and a method for producing the same. The multilayer film element includes a flexible dielectric carrier layer having a layer thickness of less than 800 ?m and has a first electrically conductive layer, in which a first coil-shaped conductor track is shaped in a first region of the film element, and a second electrically conductive layer, in which a second coil-shaped conductor track is shaped in the first region. The dielectric carrier layer is arranged between the first and second electrically conductive layers, and the first and second conductor tracks overlap at least in regions and are coupled to one another to form an antenna structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: LEONHARD KURZ STIFTUNG & CO. KG
    Inventors: John Anthony Peters, Christian Schumacher, Ulrich Schindler
  • Publication number: 20150008262
    Abstract: A multilayer film element and a method for producing the same. The multilayer film element includes a flexible dielectric carrier layer having a layer thickness of less than 800 ?m and has a first electrically conductive layer, in which a first coil-shaped conductor track is shaped in a first region of the film element, and a second electrically conductive layer, in which a second coil-shaped conductor track is shaped in the first region. The dielectric carrier layer is arranged between the first and second electrically conductive layers, and the first and second conductor tracks overlap at least in regions and are coupled to one another to form an antenna structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG
    Inventors: John Anthony Peters, Christian Schumacher, Ulrich Schindler
  • Patent number: 8830138
    Abstract: A multilayer film element and a method for producing the same. The multilayer film element includes a flexible dielectric carrier layer having a layer thickness of less than 800 ?m and has a first electrically conductive layer, in which a first coil-shaped conductor track is shaped in a first region of the film element, and a second electrically conductive layer, in which a second coil-shaped conductor track is shaped in the first region. The dielectric carrier layer is arranged between the first and second electrically conductive layers, and the first and second conductor tracks overlap at least in regions and are coupled to one another to form an antenna structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: LEONHARD KURZ Stiftung & Co. KG
    Inventors: John Anthony Peters, Christian Schumacher, Ulrich Schindler
  • Patent number: 8702005
    Abstract: There is described a security element having at least one optically variable device, in which at least one layer of the optically variable device is in the form of an electrically active layer (13, 14) of an electronic component and/or an electronic circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: OVD Kinegram AG
    Inventors: John Anthony Peters, Wayne Robert Tompkin, Andreas Schilling
  • Publication number: 20130207848
    Abstract: The invention relates to a foil element (1) and to a method for producing such a foil element. The foil element (1) comprises a dielectric carrier layer (10), which spans an xy plane (E) of a Cartesian coordinate system having an x-axis (61), a y-axis (62) and a z-axis (63), and at least one electrically conductive layer which is arranged on the carrier layer (10) and in which a conductor track (27) is shaped in a frame-shaped region (5) of the foil element (1). The frame-shaped region (5) is formed by the area of a larger, outer rectangle (80) having sides (81, 82, 83, 84) each running parallel to the x-axis (61) or y-axis (62), from which area the area of a smaller, inner rectangle (90) with the same orientation as the outer rectangle (80) is cut out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: OVD KINEGRAM AG
    Inventors: Sascha Mario Epp, John Anthony Peters, Ulrich Schindler
  • Patent number: 8441403
    Abstract: A security document (1) in the form of a booklet which has a large number of sheets (11, 12, 13) connected to one another to form the booklet. A first sheet (11) of the security document has a carrier layer (20), an antenna structure (21)—arranged in a first region (41)—for RF communication and an electronic circuit (22)—connected to the antenna structure (21)—with a memory device for storing data, and a communication device—connected to the antenna structure—for communicating data stored in the memory device to a reader via a radio interface by means of the antenna structure (21). A second sheet (13) of the security document has a carrier layer (30) and one or more electrically conductive layers shaped in a second region (43) for the formation of at least one LCR resonant circuit (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co. KG
    Inventors: John Anthony Peters, Ulrich Schindler
  • Patent number: 8387886
    Abstract: The invention concerns a security document comprising a flexible carrier and a multi-layer flexible film body which is applied to the flexible carrier and which provides one or more optical security features. The flexible multi-layer film body has an electrically controller display element for generating an optical security feature with associated electrical current source for operation of the display element in combination with an optically active diffractive structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: OVD Kinegram AG
    Inventors: Wayne Robert Tompkin, Andreas Schilling, John Anthony Peters
  • Patent number: 8350768
    Abstract: The invention concerns a multi-layer film element (1) and a process for the production of such a film element. The multi-layer film element (1) has at least one flexible dielectric layer (16) and one or more electrically conductive layers (15, 17) each comprising an electrically conductive material. The layer thickness of the electrically conductive layer or layers is in each case less than 20 ?m. The electrically conductive layer or layers are shaped in pattern form for forming two or more conductor structures which are coupled together to afford an antenna structure galvanically connected to an electric circuit (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co. KG
    Inventor: John Anthony Peters
  • Patent number: 8308197
    Abstract: Described is a security element for increasing the forgery-proof nature of a security document, in particular an identity card or pass, a passport or an identification card. The security element (1) has a first diffractive region (15) having an open code which is visible with a naked eye. The first diffractive region further has a concealed code which is not visible with the naked eye and which can be reconstructed from the arrangement of diffractive microregions disposed in the first region (1) and/or from the structure of the first diffractive region (1). Further described is a method of increasing the forgery-proof nature of a security document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: OVD Kinegram AG
    Inventors: John Anthony Peters, Wayne Robert Tompkin, Andreas Schilling
  • Publication number: 20120001823
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multilayer film element (1) and to a method for producing the same. The multilayer film element (1) comprises a flexible dielectric carrier layer having a layer thickness of less than 800 ?m. Furthermore, it comprises a first electrically conductive layer, in which a first coil-shaped conductor track (27) is shaped in a first region (71) of the film element, and a second electrically conductive layer, in which a second coil-shaped conductor track (37) is shaped in the first region (71). The dielectric carrier layer is arranged between the first and second electrically conductive layers, and the first and second conductor tracks (27, 37) overlap at least in regions and are coupled to one another to form an antenna structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: LEONHARD KURZ STIFTUNG & CO. KG
    Inventors: John Anthony Peters, Christian Schumacher, Ulrich Schindler
  • Patent number: 8052171
    Abstract: The invention concerns a security element (10) for RF identification, and a security document which is provided with such a security element (10). The security element has a flexible film body (104) into which are integrated an electronic circuit which is designed for the storage of security-relevant items of information and an RF antenna which is connected to the electronic circuit and which serves for contact-less communication of the electronic circuit with a test device. Permanently fixed on a surface of the flexible film body (104) is a first optically variable element (102) which at least region-wise covers the region of the flexible film body in which the electronic circuit is arranged, wherein permanently fixed on the other opposite surface of the flexible film body is a second optically variable element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: OVD Kinegram AG
    Inventors: René Staub, Wayne Robert Tompkin, Andreas Schilling, Olaf Krolzig, John Anthony Peters
  • Patent number: 8020776
    Abstract: A multi-layer body (10i) includes an optically machine-readable identification, wherein the multi-layer body has at least one first plastic material layer with a microscopically fine relief structure shaped in that layer and the optical effect of the microscopically fine relief structure can be altered region-wise for writing in an item of information. First and second regions have different relief structures and form a background pattern (1 through 7) which encodes a first item of information and which is partially altered for writing in an individualized code pattern (1i through 3i) which encodes an individualized second item of information and which overlaps the background pattern. There is also described a method of manufacturing such a multi-layer body and a method of reading the items of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: OVD Kinegram AG
    Inventors: Wayne Robert Tompkin, John Anthony Peters
  • Publication number: 20100328922
    Abstract: A security document (1) in the form of a booklet which has a large number of sheets (11, 12, 13) connected to one another to form the booklet. A first sheet (11) of the security document has a carrier layer (20), an antenna structure (21)—arranged in a first region (41)—for RF communication and an electronic circuit (22)—connected to the antenna structure (21)—with a memory device for storing data, and a communication device—connected to the antenna structure—for communicating data stored in the memory device to a reader via a radio interface by means of the antenna structure (21). A second sheet (13) of the security document has a carrier layer (30) and one or more electrically conductive layers shaped in a second region (43) for the formation of at least one LCR resonant circuit (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: LEONHARD KURZ STIFTUNG & CO. KG
    Inventors: John Anthony Peters, Ulrich Schindler
  • Patent number: 7762591
    Abstract: The invention concerns a security document (7) having a first transparent region (72) in which a first transparent optical element (74) is arranged and a second region (71) in which a second opaque optical element (73) is arranged. The second opaque optical element (73) exhibits a first optical effect. The first region (72) and the second region (71) are arranged in mutually spaced relationship on a carrier (75) of the security document, in such a way that the first and second regions can be brought into mutually overlapping relationship. Upon overlap of the second optical element with the first optical element with a first spacing (26) between the first and second optical elements a second optical effect appears and upon overlap of the second optical element with the first optical element with a second spacing (25) between the first and second optical elements, which is greater than the first spacing (26), a third optical effect (51) which is different from the second optical effect appears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: OVD Kinegram AG
    Inventors: Andreas Schilling, Wayne Robert Tompkin, John Anthony Peters
  • Publication number: 20100182211
    Abstract: The invention concerns a multi-layer film element (1) and a process for the production of such a film element. The multi-layer film element (1) has at least one flexible dielectric layer (16) and one or more electrically conductive layers (15, 17) each comprising an electrically conductive material. The layer thickness of the electrically conductive layer or layers is in each case less than 20 ?m. The electrically conductive layer or layers are shaped in pattern form for forming two or more conductor structures which are coupled together to afford an antenna structure galvanically connected to an electric circuit (19).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: LEONHARD KURZ STIFTUNG & CO. KG
    Inventor: John Anthony Peters
  • Patent number: 7748747
    Abstract: The invention concerns an individualized security document (1) and a method of individualizing a security document. The individualized security document (1) has a number of pages (12 to 15) which are connected together by means of stitching or adhesive. In addition integrated into the security document by means of stitching and adhesive is a single-layer or multi-layer film body (2) which is provided with an individualized optical security element and which is folded in the region of the stitching or adhesive. The fold divides the film body (2) into a first part (21) on which the individualized optical security element is arranged and a second, preferably flap-shaped part (22) which is permanently connected to a plastic body having at least one machine-readable security element, wherein the at least one machine-readable security element has an electronic circuit for RF identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: OVD Kinegram AG
    Inventors: Achim Hansen, John Anthony Peters
  • Publication number: 20090072526
    Abstract: Described is a security element for increasing the forgery-proof nature of a security document, in particular an identity card or pass, a passport or an identification card. The security element (1) has a first diffractive region (15) having an open code which is visible with a naked eye. The first diffractive region further has a concealed code which is not visible with the naked eye and which can be reconstructed from the arrangement of diffractive microregions disposed in the first region (1) and/or from the structure of the first diffractive region (1). Further described is a method of increasing the forgery-proof nature of a security document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: OVD KINEGRAM AG
    Inventors: John Anthony Peters, Wayne Robert Tompkin, Andreas Schilling