Patents by Inventor William J. Faenza, Jr.

William J. Faenza, 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: 10330607
    Abstract: A process for detecting oil or lubricant contamination in a manufactured product, the process comprising adding a fluorescent taggant to oils or lubricants contained in processing machinery for said product, conveying said product past an infrared detection apparatus, irradiating said product with infrared radiation from said detection apparatus as it passes the detection apparatus, and detecting infrared radiation emitted from said irradiated product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Edmond J. Cadieux, Jr., William James Faenza
  • Patent number: 8931704
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing an opaque, transparent or translucent transaction card having multiple features, such as a holographic foil, integrated circuit chip, silver magnetic stripe with text on the magnetic stripe, opacity gradient, an invisible optically recognizable compound, a translucent signature field such that the signature on back of the card is visible from the front of the card and an active thru date on the front of the card. The invisible optically recognizable compound is preferably an infrared ink comprising an infrared phthalocyanine dye, an infrared phosphor, and a quantum dot energy transfer compound. The infrared ink can be detected by a sensor found in an ATM or card assembly line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: III Holdings 1, LLC
    Inventors: Lisa Ann Morrill Webb, William J. Faenza, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120217306
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing an opaque, transparent or translucent transaction card having multiple features, such as a holographic foil, integrated circuit chip, silver magnetic stripe with text on the magnetic stripe, opacity gradient, an invisible optically recognizable compound, a translucent signature field such that the signature on back of the card is visible from the front of the card and an active thru date on the front of the card. The invisible optically recognizable compound is preferably an infrared ink comprising an infrared phthalocyanine dye, an infrared phosphor, and a quantum dot energy transfer compound. The infrared ink can be detected by a sensor found in an ATM or card assembly line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa Ann Morrill Webb, William J. Faenza, JR.
  • Patent number: 8240574
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing an opaque, transparent or translucent transaction card having multiple features, such as a holographic foil, integrated circuit chip, silver magnetic stripe with text on the magnetic stripe, opacity gradient, an invisible optically recognizable compound, a translucent signature field such that the signature on back of the card is visible from the front of the card and an active thru date on the front of the card. The invisible optically recognizable compound is an infrared ink and/or film, which can be detected by a sensor found in an ATM or card assembly line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Ellen Lasch, Lisa Ann Morrill-Webb, Judy Vigiletti, William J. Faenza, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8191788
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing an opaque, transparent or translucent transaction card having multiple features, such as a holographic foil, integrated circuit chip, silver magnetic stripe with text on the magnetic stripe, opacity gradient, an invisible optically recognizable compound, a translucent signature field such that the signature on back of the card is visible from the front of the card and an active thru date on the front of the card. The invisible optically recognizable compound is preferably an infrared ink comprising an infrared phthalocyanine dye, an infrared phosphor, and a quantum dot energy transfer compound. The infrared ink can be detected by a sensor found in an ATM or card assembly line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa Ann Morrill-Webb, William J. Faenza, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8186598
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a transparent or translucent transaction card having multiple features. An optically recognizable compound may be associated with a portion of the card for blocking infrared radiation and may comprise an infrared ink having nanocrystalline indium tin oxide particles. Moreover, a portion of the transaction card may include a second optically recognizable compound disposed thereon. The second optically recognizable compound may comprise an infrared phthalocyanine dye, an infrared phosphor, and a quantum dot energy transfer compound. The infrared ink may be detected by a sensor found in an ATM or card assembly line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Faenza, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120006902
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a transparent or translucent transaction card having multiple features. An optically recognizable compound may be associated with a portion of the card for blocking infrared radiation and may comprise an infrared ink having nanocrystalline indium tin oxide particles. Moreover, a portion of the transaction card may include a second optically recognizable compound disposed thereon. The second optically recognizable compound may comprise an infrared phthalocyanine dye, an infrared phosphor, and a quantum dot energy transfer compound. The infrared ink may be detected by a sensor found in an ATM or card assembly line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Faenza, JR.
  • Publication number: 20110315775
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing an opaque, transparent or translucent transaction card having multiple features, such as a holographic foil, integrated circuit chip, silver magnetic stripe with text on the magnetic stripe, opacity gradient, an invisible optically recognizable compound, a translucent signature field such that the signature on back of the card is visible from the front of the card and an active thru date on the front of the card. The invisible optically recognizable compound is an infrared ink and/or film, which can be detected by a sensor found in an ATM or card assembly line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Ellen Lasch, Lisa Webb, Judy Vigiletti, William J. Faenza, JR.
  • Patent number: 8066190
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a transparent or translucent transaction card having multiple features. An optically recognizable compound may be associated with a portion of the card for blocking infrared radiation and may comprise an infrared ink having nanocrystalline indium tin oxide particles. Moreover, a portion of the transaction card may include a second optically recognizable compound disposed thereon. The second optically recognizable compound may comprise an infrared phthalocyanine dye, an infrared phosphor, and a quantum dot energy transfer compound. The infrared ink may be detected by a sensor found in an ATM or card assembly line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Faenza, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8033474
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing an opaque, transparent or translucent transaction card having multiple features, such as a holographic foil, integrated circuit chip, silver magnetic stripe with text on the magnetic stripe, opacity gradient, an invisible optically recognizable compound, a translucent signature field such that the signature on back of the card is visible from the front of the card and an active thru date on the front of the card. The invisible optically recognizable compound is an infrared ink and/or film, which can be detected by a sensor found in an ATM or card assembly line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Ellen Lasch, Lisa Ann Morrill-Webb, Judy Vigiletti, William J. Faenza, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20110031316
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing an opaque, transparent or translucent transaction card having multiple features, such as a holographic foil, integrated circuit chip, silver magnetic stripe with text on the magnetic stripe, opacity gradient, an invisible optically recognizable compound, a translucent signature field such that the signature on back of the card is visible from the front of the card and an active thru date on the front of the card. The invisible optically recognizable compound is preferably an infrared ink comprising an infrared phthalocyanine dye, an infrared phosphor, and a quantum dot energy transfer compound. The infrared ink can be detected by a sensor found in an ATM or card assembly line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa Ann Morrill-Webb, William J. Faenza, JR.
  • Publication number: 20110031318
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing an opaque, transparent or translucent transaction card having multiple features, such as a holographic foil, integrated circuit chip, silver magnetic stripe with text on the magnetic stripe, opacity gradient, an invisible optically recognizable compound, a translucent signature field such that the signature on back of the card is visible from the front of the card and an active thru date on the front of the card. The invisible optically recognizable compound is an infrared ink and/or film, which can be detected by a sensor found in an ATM or card assembly line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Ellen Lasch, Lisa Webb, Judy Vigiletti, William J. Faenza, JR.
  • Patent number: 7837116
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing an opaque, transparent or translucent transaction card having multiple features, such as a holographic foil, integrated circuit chip, silver magnetic stripe with text on the magnetic stripe, opacity gradient, an invisible optically recognizable compound, a translucent signature field such that the signature on back of the card is visible from the front of the card and an active thru date on the front of the card. The invisible optically recognizable compound is preferably an infrared ink comprising an infrared phthalocyanine dye, an infrared phosphor, and a quantum dot energy transfer compound. The infrared ink can be detected by a sensor found in an ATM or card assembly line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa Ann Morrill Webb, William J. Faenza, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7837118
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing an opaque, transparent or translucent transaction card having multiple features, such as a holographic foil, integrated circuit chip, silver magnetic stripe with text on the magnetic stripe, opacity gradient, an invisible optically recognizable compound, a translucent signature field such that the signature on back of the card is visible from the front of the card and an active thru date on the front of the card. The invisible optically recognizable compound is an infrared ink and/or film, which can be detected by a sensor found in an ATM or card assembly line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Ellen Lasch, Lisa Ann Morrill-Webb, Judy Vigiletti, William J. Faenza, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20100025475
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing an opaque, transparent or translucent transaction card having multiple features, such as a holographic foil, integrated circuit chip, silver magnetic stripe with text on the magnetic stripe, opacity gradient, an invisible optically recognizable compound, a translucent signature field such that the signature on back of the card is visible from the front of the card and an active thru date on the front of the card. The invisible optically recognizable compound is preferably an infrared ink comprising an infrared phthalocyanine dye, an infrared phosphor, and a quantum dot energy transfer compound. The infrared ink can be detected by a sensor found in an ATM or card assembly line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Lisa Ann Morrill Webb, William J. Faenza, JR.
  • Publication number: 20090242637
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing an opaque, transparent or translucent transaction card having multiple features, such as a holographic foil, integrated circuit chip, silver magnetic stripe with text on the magnetic stripe, opacity gradient, an invisible optically recognizable compound, a translucent signature field such that the signature on back of the card is visible from the front of the card and an active thru date on the front of the card. The invisible optically recognizable compound is an infrared ink and/or film, which can be detected by a sensor found in an ATM or card assembly line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Ellen Lasch, Lisa Webb, Judy Vigiletti, William J. Faenza, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7377443
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing an opaque, transparent or translucent transaction card having multiple features, such as a holographic foil, integrated circuit chip, silver magnetic stripe with text on the magnetic stripe, opacity gradient, an invisible optically recognizable compound, a translucent signature field such that the signature on back of the card is visible from the front of the card and an active thru date on the front of the card. The invisible optically recognizable compound is an infrared ink and/or film, which can be detected by a sensor found in an ATM or card assembly line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Ellen Lasch, Lisa Webb, Judy Vigiletti, William J. Faenza, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7093767
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for providing an irregularly shaped Radio Frequency operable transaction device using conventional International Standards Organization dimensions for conventional transaction cards and traditional transaction card manufacturing machinery. The invention provides for normal manufacture of a plurality of transaction transporters joined together in a single sheet. The outline of a RFID transaction device is impressed in a center portion of one of the transporters. A RFID transaction device including a RFID module may then be removed, or punched out of the transporter in accordance with the transaction device outline. Alternatively, the RFID module may include an outline pressed into the transporter permitting removal of the module from the transporter independent of the removal of the transaction device. The RFID module may then be removed and used to complete a RFID transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Faenza, Jr., Ellen Lasch, Peter D. Saunders, Lisa Webb
  • Patent number: 6764014
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing an opaque, transparent or translucent transaction card having multiple features, such as a holographic foil, integrated circuit chip, silver magnetic stripe with text on the magnetic stripe, opacity gradient, an invisible optically recognizable compound, a translucent signature field such that the signature on back of the card is visible from the front of the card and an active thru date on the front of the card. The invisible optically recognizable compound is an infrared ink and/or film, which can be detected by a sensor found in an ATM or card assembly line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Ellen Lasch, Lisa Webb, Judy Vigiletti, William J. Faenza, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6749123
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing an opaque, transparent or translucent transaction card having multiple features, such as a holographic foil, integrated circuit chip, silver magnetic stripe with text on the magnetic stripe, opacity gradient, an invisible optically recognizable compound, a translucent signature field such that the signature on back of the card is visible from the front of the card and an active thru date on the front of the card. The invisible optically recognizable compound is an infrared ink and/or film, which can be detected by a sensor found in an ATM or card assembly line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Ellen Lasch, Lisa Webb, Judy Vigiletti, William J. Faenza, Jr.