Patents by Inventor Michele Logan

Michele Logan 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: 10089570
    Abstract: In a smart card having an antenna structure and a metal layer, an insulator layer is formed between the antenna structure and the metal layer to compensate for the attenuation due to the metal layer. The thickness of the insulator layer affects the capacitive coupling between the antenna structure and the metal layer and is selected to have a value which optimizes the transmission/reception of signals between the card and a card reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: COMPOSECURE, LLC
    Inventors: John Herslow, Michele Logan, David Finn
  • Publication number: 20170300800
    Abstract: In a smart card having an antenna structure and a metal layer, an insulator layer is formed between the antenna structure and the metal layer to compensate for the attenuation due to the metal layer. The thickness of the insulator layer affects the capacitive couplilng between the antenna structure and the metal layer and is selected to have a value which optimizes the transmission/reception of signals between the card and a card reader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: JOHN HERSLOW, MICHELE LOGAN, DAVID FINN
  • Patent number: 9721200
    Abstract: In a smart card having an antenna structure and a metal layer, an insulator layer is formed between the antenna structure and the metal layer to compensate for the attenuation due to the metal layer. The thickness of the insulator layer affects the capacitive coupling between the antenna structure and the metal layer and is selected to have a value which optimizes the transmission/reception of signals between the card and a card reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: COMPOSECURE, L.L.C.
    Inventors: John Herslow, Michele Logan, David Finn
  • Patent number: 9646234
    Abstract: A transaction card has a substructure consisting at least in part of a layer of fibrous material, such as carbon fiber strands or filaments, arranged in a pre-selected pattern, such as a weave pattern, that is at least partially enclosed by a transparent plastic film. A sheet is laminated on each of two opposing faces of the substructure to form a transaction card core. One or both of the sheets laminated on the opposing faces of the substructure is also made of a transparent material, and one or both of the two opposing faces of the transaction card core can be printed. An over-laminate film, such as a transparent polyvinyl chloride plastic film, can be laminated on each of two opposing faces of the transaction card core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Citicorp Credit Services, Inc. (USA)
    Inventors: Todd S. Thomson, John Herslow, Michele Logan
  • Patent number: 9440481
    Abstract: A transaction card has a substructure consisting at least in part of a layer of fibrous material, such as carbon fiber strands or filaments, arranged in a pre-selected pattern, such as a weave pattern, that is at least partially enclosed by a transparent plastic film. A sheet is laminated on each of two opposing faces of the substructure to form a transaction card core. One or both of the sheets laminated on the opposing faces of the substructure is also made of a transparent material, and one or both of the two opposing faces of the transaction card core can be printed. An over-laminate film, such as a transparent polyvinyl chloride plastic film, can be laminated on each of two opposing faces of the transaction card core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Citicorp Credit Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John Herslow, Michele Logan
  • Publication number: 20150136856
    Abstract: In a smart card having an antenna structure and a metal layer, an insulator layer is formed between the antenna structure and the metal layer to compensate for the attenuation due to the metal layer. The thickness of the insulator layer affects the capacitive coupling between the antenna structure and the metal layer and is selected to have a value which optimizes the transmission/reception of signals between the card and a card reader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: JOHN HERSLOW, MICHELE LOGAN, DAVID FINN
  • Publication number: 20060255155
    Abstract: Rigid polymeric transaction cards are provided having a plurality of layers forming a first surface and a second surface wherein at least one of said first and second surfaces comprises a textured pattern. In addition, a method of making a transaction card is provided wherein a textured pattern is disposed into a lamination plate, and further wherein a plurality of layers are laminated together to form a rigid card having the textured pattern disposed in at least one of the first and second surfaces of the transaction card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2005
    Publication date: November 16, 2006
    Inventors: Kimberly Cranston, Michele Logan, Lisa Skilling-Belmond, Lisa Webb, John Wenger