Patents by Inventor William H. Mowry, Jr.

William H. Mowry, Jr. 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: 5149140
    Abstract: A security, information document for providing information to a reader from an information source organization includes a document substrate having a first area in which a half-tone warning image is printed, indicating that a copy of the document is an unauthorized document. A half-tone background image is printed in a second area on the substrate, with the second area surrounding the first area. A camouflage image extends over the document substrate for confusing the eye of an observer such that the warning image is not readily observed. One of the half-tone warning image and the half-tone background image is printed with a half-tone screen of such a line spacing that it is not readily reproducible by a copier. The camouflage image may contain an identification of the source of the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1992
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventors: William H. Mowry, Jr., Robert L. Neitman
  • Patent number: 5045426
    Abstract: A coated cellulosic web product and coating composition which provides enhanced toner adhesion for documents printed using noncontact printing devices such as laser printers is provided. The toner adhesion enhancing coated cellulosic product includes a cellulosic web having first and second major surfaces with at least one of the major surfaces having coated thereon a polymeric toner adhesion-enhancing composition comprising a generally transparent copolymer of styrene and acrylic acid having a glass transition temperature of between about -16 and 22 degrees C and from about 1 to about 5% by weight zinc as a cross-linking agent for said copolymer. The web may be either continuous or in sheet form. The toner adhesion-enhancing composition may also optionally include a coloring agent and a plasticizing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventors: Theodore Maierson, William H. Mowry, Jr., Dianne M. Potter
  • Patent number: 4749213
    Abstract: A numbering system is disclosed for use on financial instruments which due to the unique shape and size of each number the financial instrument is secure from having the sums raised through the commonly used cut and paste technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1988
    Assignee: The Standard Register Co.
    Inventor: William H. Mowry, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4733887
    Abstract: A financial instrument has an amount printed on its face in which the digits making up the amount are printed in a negative pattern. The digits are formed by a series of rows of printed dots which define the outlines of the digits. To make alteration of the amount more difficult, each of the digits includes a boundary portion formed by a single row of dots which makes up a portion of the outline of each of the adjoining digits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1988
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventor: William H. Mowry, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4681348
    Abstract: A document protected against alteration comprises a sheet of paper having, on its face, an area in which numerals representing a sum of money to be paid on the document are printed. The area has a left end and a right end, and the entire length of the area, from the left end to the right end, is filled with printing so that unauthorized insertions cannot be made in the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1987
    Assignee: The Standard Register Co.
    Inventor: William H. Mowry, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4662651
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for protecting a document against unauthorized alteration comprising providing, on localized areas of a substrate, a self-contained chemical system which can produce an authorized visible message when subjected to impact pressure, and the same chemical system produces an unauthorized warning indication when any attempt is made to mechanically alter the authorized visible message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1987
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventor: William H. Mowry, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4579370
    Abstract: A protected document has a cancellation phrase, normally invisible to the human eye, which will appear if the document is copied on a color copier. The protection of these documents is improved in the following protected document. The document is made up of a substrate, first and second cancellation phrase images which form a combined cancellation phrase image printed on the substrate, first and second background images forming a combined background image printed on the substrate and a camouflage overlay image (merged with) the combined cancellation and combined background images. The first and second cancellation phrase images appear on the document when it is copied on a color copier. The two images extend the range of protection for color copy machines having multiple darkness settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1986
    Assignee: Burroughs Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas R. Corwin, William H. Mowry, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4420175
    Abstract: A color-copier resistant document is disclosed which includes a repeated invalidating phrase printed on a document, together with a background tone. In addition to having an overlay camouflage tone printed over the entire surface of the document, each of the invalidating images is formed of irregular, smooth-shaped letters which further advance their hiding characteristics. Overall sizes are suggested for the use of the invalidating word VOID, and stroke sizes for each of the letters are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1983
    Assignee: Burroughs Corporation
    Inventor: William H. Mowry, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4406389
    Abstract: The apparatus is an improved web processor, which operates at a high web speed, and can achieve variable document lengths with only programmable changes. To achieve this result the web processor uses an improved tool and web drive control. The tool control insures that the tool contacts the web once per document length. The web drive control varies the web speed to mate with the tool during impact and then speed up or slows down the web to maintain a constant speed throughout the processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1983
    Assignee: Burroughs Corporation
    Inventors: William H. Mowry, Jr., Michael J. Poccia
  • Patent number: 4341404
    Abstract: An improved copy-proof document is disclosed having a cancellation phrase and a background pattern each printed of a plurality of elements of a geometric shape having one or more smaller uncovered areas within said geometrically shaped element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1982
    Assignee: Burroughs Corporation
    Inventors: William H. Mowry, Jr., Kathleen M. Gerew
  • Patent number: 4310180
    Abstract: Disclosed is a protected document such as a negotiable instrument, a title instrument, identification document or other documents which should be kept secure from illegal copying by color copiers. The method of making the document comprising preprinting a "void" or other warning or cancellation phrase pattern in half tone or multitone on the document and camouflaging this pattern is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1982
    Assignee: Burroughs Corporation
    Inventors: William H. Mowry, Jr., Michael J. McElligott, Victor J. Tkalenko, Jr., Joseph Baran
  • Patent number: 4265469
    Abstract: Disclosed is a protected document such as a negotiable instrument, a title instrument, indentification document or other documents which should be kept secure from illegal copying by color copiers. The method of making the document comprising preprinting a "VOID" or other warning or cancellation phrase pattern in half tone or multitone on the document and camouflaging this pattern is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1981
    Assignee: Burroughs Corporation
    Inventors: William H. Mowry, Jr., Michael J. McElligott, Victor J. Tkalenko, Jr., Joseph Baran
  • Patent number: 4227720
    Abstract: Disclosed is a protected document such as a negotiable instrument, a title instrument, identification document or other documents which should be kept secure from illegal copying by color copiers. The method of making the document comprising preprinting a "VOID" or other warning or cancellation phrase pattern in half tone or multitone on the document and camouflaging this pattern is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1980
    Assignee: Burroughs Corporation
    Inventors: William H. Mowry, Jr., Michael J. McElligott, Victor J. Tkalenko, Jr., Joseph Baran
  • Patent number: 4210346
    Abstract: Disclosed is a protected document such as a negotiable instrument, a title instrument, identification document or other documents which should be kept secure from illegal copying by color copiers. The method of making the document comprising preprinting a "VOID" or other warning or cancellation phrase pattern in half tone or multitone on the document and camouflaging this pattern is also disclosed. The document bears a watermark which adds to the security of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1980
    Assignee: Burroughs Corporation
    Inventors: William H. Mowry, Jr., Michael J. McElligott, Victor J. Tkalenko, Jr., Joseph Baran, Curtis W. Ingalls
  • Patent number: 4037535
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to item or document signing apparatus for imprinting a legally acceptable signature and/or date, etc., upon individual items or documents fed on demand thereto at high speed from an input to an output hopper in a stop-start operation. An adjustably positionable item stop mechanism permits the printing of the data at selectable locations along the longer dimension of the item. Both date and signature imprinting means are simply efficiently and easily demountably removable and replaceable permitting alteration and/or rapid change of the imprinted data. Novel to be automatically maintained regardless of document thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1975
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1977
    Assignee: Burroughs Corporation
    Inventors: Jerry Hans Lehmann, Richard L. Mills, William H. Mowry, Jr., James D. Peglow, Norman H. Preston, Aniel G. Sitole
  • Patent number: 3934501
    Abstract: A demountable document receiving tray or gauge member is provided with means for adjusting the lateral location of a document relative to the printing position of a MICR imprinting apparatus so as to position the document at any one of a multiple set of full field MICR printing positions. Structure operably associated with the document receiving tray permits automatic actuation of the MICR printing mechanism by insertion of a document. Also included is structure providing a time delay preventing accidental actuation of the document printing structure after withdrawal of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1976
    Assignee: Burroughs Corporation
    Inventors: Herbert John Bagen, Ronald Worden Ferguson, Henry M. Korytkowski, William H. Mowry, Jr.
  • Patent number: D304458
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1989
    Assignee: The Standard Register Co.
    Inventor: William H. Mowry, Jr.