Laminated Patents (Class 235/488)
  • Patent number: 10331994
    Abstract: A transaction card includes a card body that may comprise a card body comprising a ceramic material, the card body including a primary surface and a first mating surface. A card backer comprises a metallic material and includes a secondary surface and a second mating surface. A portion of the first mating surface and a portion of the second mating surface are coupled together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL RELATED SERVICES COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Troy Patrick Williams, Peter Bates
  • Patent number: 10325193
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments generally relate to a transaction card with a fabric inlay. The transaction card may include a housing component having a first housing surface opposite a second housing surface and an inlay component having a first inlay surface opposite a second inlay surface. The inlay and housing may be joined along the second inlay surface and the first housing surface. In addition, the first inlay surface may include a fabric material and a backer layer configured to support the fabric material of the first inlay surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Om J Suthar
  • Patent number: 10289946
    Abstract: A marine vessel hull includes an outer hull layer and an inner liner connected to the outer hull layer forming a cavity therebetween. A wireless identification device is contained within the cavity between the outer hull layer and the inner liner. The wireless identification device stores and wirelessly transmits at least one of a vessel identifier, manufacture information, and ownership information for the marine vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin R. Anderson, Miles F. Gathright
  • Patent number: 10251605
    Abstract: A flexible, body-mountable analyte sensing device includes a flexible substrate configured for mounting to skin of a living body. The sensing device additionally includes a sensor probe attached to the flexible substrate and configured to penetrate the skin such that a sensor disposed on the sensor probe can detect an analyte in interstitial fluid. The sensor probe can include an elongate extension of the flexible substrate. The sensor can be, for example, an electrochemical sensor or an optical sensor. The sensing device is configured to wirelessly indicate detected concentrations or other information about the analyte in the interstitial fluid. The flexible substrate of the sensing device is configured to be adhered or otherwise mounted to the skin in a manner that minimally impacts activities of the living body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Zenghe Liu, Brian Otis, Jaclyn Leverett Wasson, William James Biederman
  • Patent number: 10249061
    Abstract: Content creation and sharing integration techniques and systems are described. In one or more implementations, techniques are described in which modifiable versions of content (e.g., images) are created and shared via a content sharing service such that image creation functionality used to create the images is preserved to permit continued creation using this functionality. In one or more additional implementations, image creation functionality employed by a creative professional to create content is leveraged to locate similar images from a content sharing service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Zeke Koch, Gavin Stuart Peter Miller, Jonathan W. Brandt, Nathan A. Carr, Radomir Mech, Walter Wei-Tuh Chang, Scott D. Cohen, Hailin Jin
  • Patent number: 10223629
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a smart card module is provided. The smart card module may include an electronic circuit in or on a carrier, a smart card module contact layer, which is coupled to the electronic circuit and provides a plurality of smart card module contacts, a mirror layer on the smart card module contact layer, said mirror layer at least partly covering the smart card module contacts, and an optically translucent, electrically conductive oxide layer, which covers the mirror layer. The optically translucent, electrically conductive oxide layer includes a plurality of regions of different layer thicknesses for providing different color components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Thomas Spoettl, Frank Pueschner, Peter Stampka, Mathias Belzner, Ralph Domnick, Daniel Weiss
  • Patent number: 10196018
    Abstract: Electronic circuitry for mounting on articles, such as vehicles, is concealed by embedding the circuitry using at least an overlying polymeric material within a concealed embedded circuitry structure. The concealed embedded circuitry is capable of ready and effective application to an article and is capable of being retrofitted to articles after their fabrication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: AERO Advanced Paint Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. McGuire, Jr., Andrew C. Strange
  • Patent number: 10187119
    Abstract: A mobile communications terminal, namely a terminal of the type having a screen, at least one radio communications component and at least one wireless charging terminal. The terminal furthermore includes a component for transmitting an F2F signal by using the at least one wireless charging coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: INGENICO GROUP
    Inventors: David Naccache, German Ardila
  • Patent number: 10163052
    Abstract: An RF tag that includes an inlay (made of an IC chip and an antenna) and a housing that houses the inlay therein. Furthermore, the housing comprises a top cover that covers at least an upper surface side of the inlay, the top cover is made of a predetermined metal material, the top cover includes a cutaway that opens in the upper surface side of the inlay, and the top cover is electrically connected to the inlay to function as an auxiliary antenna of the inlay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Akamatsu, Hironaga Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10141543
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing an electronic device. An electronic device having excellent moisture blocking property and durability may be provided by the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoon Gyung Cho, Hyun Jee Yoo, Suk Ky Chang, Jung Sup Shim, Seung Min Lee
  • Patent number: 10127489
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a core layer for an information carrying card, resulting information carrying card, and methods of making the same. A core layer for an information carrying card comprises at least one thermoplastic layer having at least one cavity, an inlay layer, and, and a crosslinked polymer composition. At least one portion of the inlayer layer is disposed inside the at least one cavity of the at least one thermoplastic layer. The crosslinked polymer composition is disposed over the at least one thermoplastic layer and contacting the inlayer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: X-Card Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Mark A. Cox
  • Patent number: 10109109
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for inspecting a security document (10), the use of an augmented reality system (20) for inspecting a security document (10) as well as an augmented reality system (20). One or more first items of information of the security document (10) are captured by means of an augmented reality system (20), in particular a pair of smartglasses. The one or more first items of information are then checked by comparison with a database (40). Furthermore, one or more of the results of the check of the one or more first items of information are stored and/or one or more of the results of the check of the one or more first items of information are output by means of the augmented reality system (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: OVD KINEGRAM AG
    Inventors: Reto Karrer Walker, Andreas Schilling
  • Patent number: 10089569
    Abstract: A dynamic transaction card that is manufactured using conductive plastic jumpers that will dissolve when in contact with a solvent used to tamper with the dynamic transaction card. Internal components of a dynamic transaction card may be manufactured using a synthetic or semi-synthetic organic material, such as, for example, plastics. These materials may be conductive to provide functionality to a dynamic transaction card, such as a connection between an integrated circuit and other card components such that when the materials dissolve, the connections are broken and the dynamic transaction card may be inactive due to the loss of various connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: David Wurmfeld, James Zarakas, Theodore Markson, Saleem Sangi, Tyler Locke, Kevin Kelly
  • Patent number: 10058705
    Abstract: An antenna assembly includes a metal layer configured to emit linearly polarized electromagnetic energy to a receiving antenna implanted underneath a subject's skin; and a feed port configured to connect the antenna assembly to a signal generator such that the antenna assembly receives an input signal from the signal generator and then transmits the input signal to the receiving dipole antenna, wherein the antenna assembly is less than 200 um in thickness, and wherein the metal layer is operable as a dipole antenna with a reflection ratio of at least 6 dB, the reflection ratio corresponding to a ratio of a transmission power of the antenna assembly in transmitting the input signal and a reflection power seen by the antenna assembly resulting from electromagnetic emission of the input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Micron Devices LLC
    Inventors: Chad David Andresen, Richard LeBaron, Laura Tyler Perryman
  • Patent number: 10044412
    Abstract: A system and method in accordance with exemplary embodiments may include an attachment with a near field communication antenna, a secure element, a plug capable of connecting the attachment to an audio jack on a mobile device. Further, a system and method in accordance with exemplary embodiments may include receiving a payment initiation instruction from a customer, using a near field communication antenna, sending payment information to a point of sale device, using one or more computer processors, encoding data related to the payment as audio data, and transmitting the data related to the payment through an audio jack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas S. Poole, Paul Young Moreton
  • Patent number: 10032099
    Abstract: Weighted transaction cards and methods of manufacturing the same. The weighted transaction cards may include a metallic member that comprises at least a portion of a layer of the transaction card. The metallic member may be encapsulated and/or disposed in an opening of a surround to define an inlay. The inlay may be laminated with one or more additional layers according to traditional card manufacturing techniques (e.g., a hot lamination process). The weighted transaction cards may have a weight significantly greater than traditional plastic transaction cards such that the weighted transaction cards. The inlay may include an antenna for contactless or dual interface with transaction card readers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: CPI CARD GROUP—COLORADO, INC.
    Inventor: Barry Mosteller
  • Patent number: 10002319
    Abstract: A transaction card may comprise a first card component having an electrically conductive surface configured to receive an electrically applied coating. An electrically applied coating may be formed on the electrically conductive surface. The transaction card may be manufactured by forming a first card component having an electrically conductive surface configured to receive an electrically applied coating. The method may also include applying an electrically applied coating to the electrically conductive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Om J Suthar
  • Patent number: 9996784
    Abstract: A transaction card may comprise a first card component having an electrically conductive surface configured to receive an electrically applied coating. An electrically applied coating may be formed on the electrically conductive surface. The transaction card may be manufactured by forming a first card component having an electrically conductive surface configured to receive an electrically applied coating. The method may also include applying an electrically applied coating to the electrically conductive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Om J Suthar
  • Patent number: 9977941
    Abstract: Disclosed is a barcode scanner. The barcode scanner can include a scanning tower and a first reflector. The scanning tower can define a scanning window. The first reflector can be located within the scanning tower proximate an illumination source. The first reflector can be configured to redirect light towards into a scanning volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua Minter, Mark Allen Rambler
  • Patent number: 9965715
    Abstract: A dynamic transaction card that is manufactured using conductive plastic jumpers that will dissolve when in contact with a solvent used to tamper with the dynamic transaction card. Internal components of a dynamic transaction card may be manufactured using a synthetic or semi-synthetic organic material, such as, for example, plastics. These materials may be conductive to provide functionality to a dynamic transaction card, such as a connection between an integrated circuit and other card components such that when the materials dissolve, the connections are broken and the dynamic transaction card may be inactive due to the loss of various connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: David Wurmfeld, James Zarakas, Theodore Markson, Saleem Sangi, Tyler Locke, Kevin Kelly
  • Patent number: 9952365
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a conversion film configured on the electronic device. The conversion film includes a first regionalized polarizing film having at least two different polarization directions, a second regionalized polarizing film configured on the first regionalized polarizing film having at least one polarization direction, and an adhesive layer configured between the first regionalized polarizing film and the second regionalized polarizing film to bond the first regionalized polarizing film and the second regionalized polarizing film together. One of the polarization directions of the second regionalized polarizing film is same as one of the polarization directions of the first regionalized polarizing film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignees: XIAMEN TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaomin Liu, Ting Zhou, Poping Shen
  • Patent number: 9934458
    Abstract: An IC tag unit, for an instrument, which allows an IC tag into and from which instrument information, calibration information, inspection information, and the like can be written and read to be mounted to an instrument without affecting the IC tag by a metal portion of an instrument body, hindering visibility of a scale of the instrument, and further causing degradation due to dust, raindrops, or the like, and an instrument with the IC tag, are provided. An IC tag 11 having an IC chip 12 and an antenna 13, and mounting means configured to mount the IC tag to an instrument, are provided, and the instrument has scale increments and a pointer, and a transparent cover plate 53 that covers the scale increments 56a and the pointer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: KOBATA GAUGE MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Iwao Kobata, Yoshiyuki Nakai, Hisao Nakajima, Hajime Shimoide
  • Patent number: 9928456
    Abstract: Laminated cards with user interfaces are provided. The user interfaces can have enhanced tactile feel. In one embodiment, a card may be constructed to have a dual-layer user interface. In another embodiment, a card may be constructed to include a support structure. In yet another embodiment, a card may include a relatively soft material that covers at least a portion of the user interface. In yet another embodiment, a card may include a user interface that is fluidically coupled to a bladder. In a further embodiment, a card can include any combination of a user interface, which may be a dual-layer user interface, a support structure, a soft material that at least partially covers a user interface, and a bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: DYNAMICS INC.
    Inventors: Bruce S. Cloutier, James H. Workley, William T. Shepherd
  • Patent number: 9916580
    Abstract: An object that enables electronic commerce is disclosed where the object has a holographic image on security contacts. The security contacts may be in communication with a security element that provides security features. The contacts may be placed in predetermined locations but may be extended to create a complementary identifiable image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: Julian Schmidt, Dori K. Skelding, Kenneth Sippola
  • Patent number: 9898697
    Abstract: A support device, which supports a belt-shaped sheet wound around a hollow cylindrical shaft core so as to feed the belt-shaped sheet, includes a support shaft that is insertable into a hollow part of the shaft core, a frame that supports the support shaft, an antenna surface perpendicular to an axis line of the support shaft, and a loop antenna provided to the antenna surface. The shaft core includes a non-contact data carrier capable of at least one of storing and transmitting predetermined data. The loop antenna includes a loop unit coiled to define a loop surrounding the axis line. When the shaft core is seen through the loop antenna along the axis line, the loop unit is disposed in the vicinity of the shaft core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: LINTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaori Matsushita, Katsumi Katakura, Masayuki Narukawa, Kenichi Watanabe, Naoya Okamoto
  • Patent number: 9843635
    Abstract: Various embodiments of systems and methods for replicating data included in a portable electronic device to a new portable electronic device are described herein. Initially a copy of data, including an application, stored in the portable electronic device is generated. Next a determination is made whether the application is included in an application distribution platform corresponding to an operating system of the new portable electronic device. Finally based on the determination, the application is downloaded from the application distribution platform to the new portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: SYBASE INC
    Inventors: Keshav Gupta, Hemanth Basrur
  • Patent number: 9821734
    Abstract: Electronic circuitry for mounting on articles, such as vehicles, is concealed by embedding the circuitry using at least an overlying polymeric material within a concealed embedded circuitry structure. The concealed embedded circuitry is capable of ready and effective application to an article and is capable of being retrofitted to articles after their fabrication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: AERO Advanced Paint Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. McGuire, Jr., Andrew C. Strange
  • Patent number: 9779343
    Abstract: Weighted transaction cards and methods of manufacturing the same. The weighted transaction cards may include a tungsten member that comprises at least a portion of a layer of the transaction card. The tungsten member may be encapsulated and/or disposed in an opening of a surround to define and inlay. The inlay may be laminated with one or more additional layers according to traditional card manufacturing techniques (e.g., a hot lamination process). The weighted transaction cards may have a weight significantly greater than traditional plastic transaction cards such that the weighted transaction cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: CPI Card Group—Colorado, Inc.
    Inventor: Barry Mosteller
  • Patent number: 9722387
    Abstract: A fiber-based optical amplifier is assembled in a compact configuration by utilizing a flexible substrate to support the amplifying fiber as flat coils that are “spun” onto the substrate. The supporting structure for the amplifying fiber is configured to define the minimal acceptable bend radius for the fiber, as well as the maximum diameter that fits within the overall dimensions of the amplifier package. A pressure-sensitive adhesive coating is applied to the flexible substrate to hold the fiber in place. By using a flexible material with an acceptable insulative quality (such as a polyimide), further compactness in the final assembly is achieved by locating the electronics in a space underneath the fiber enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: II-VI Incorporated
    Inventor: Mark Filipowicz
  • Patent number: 9665815
    Abstract: This invention relates to a transparent or translucent transaction card having a base comprising a core of substantially transparent or translucent material with a plurality of coats, including optically recognizable ink comprising one or more infrared blocking dyes and other nanoparticles, such as rare earth nanophosphors and other metal nanoparticles, and/or optically recognizable film comprising nanoparticles, such as rare earth nanophosphors, and other metal oxide and/or non-oxide complexes, and methods for their preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: INTELLIGENT MATERIAL SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua E. Collins, Howard Y. Bell
  • Patent number: 9633297
    Abstract: Provided are an IC module, an IC card, and an IC module substrate that can reduce the manufacturing cost without degrading the external appearance of a contact terminal. An IC module includes a contact terminal (10) provided on a front surface (1a) of a base member (1) and having a contact surface, for contact with an external terminal, formed of a gold plating layer (14); an IC chip (55) attached to a back surface (1b) of the base member (1); a conductive member (a wire (60), a first conductive layer (20), and a second conductive layer (30)) connecting the IC chip (55) and the contact terminal (10) to each other through a through hole (3) opened at the front surface (1a) and the back surface (1b) of the base member (1); and an insulating surface material (40) partially covering the front surface (1a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Hosaka, Seiji Yodokawa, Shuji Ono, Takehiko Moriya
  • Patent number: 9619687
    Abstract: An article identifier or code including at least one photo-responsive dye and a method of encoding or embedding information in same. A reader device for decoding or extracting information in an article identifier or code and verifying or authenticating that information and the associated extraction and authentication methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christian Adams, Richard Allen Vaughn, Joe M. Wright
  • Patent number: 9569718
    Abstract: A metal card or a hybrid metal-plastic includes an acrylic resin protective clear-coat layer and/or a “hard” nano-particle top-coat layer overlying any exposed metal surface in order to insulate the metal and reduce the likelihood of an electrostatic discharge (ESD) or a short circuit condition. In a particular embodiment the “hard” nano-particle top-coat layer overlies the clear coat layer. The dual stage protective layers which include a clear-coat layer and a top-coat ensure that the problem associated with an ESD and/or a short circuit condition is minimized. In addition, the dual stage protection imparted to a card by forming a clear-coat layer and a top-coat layer ensures that any card surface treatment or card decoration is protected over time from excessive wear or scratching due to use in conjunction with a POS device and/or handling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: COMPOSECURE, LLC
    Inventor: John Herslow
  • Patent number: 9567682
    Abstract: A counterfeiting deterrent device according to one implementation of the disclosure includes a plurality of layers formed by an additive process. Each of the layers may have a thickness of less than 100 microns. At least one of the layers has a series of indentations formed in an outer edge of the layer such that the indentations can be observed to verify that the device originated from a predetermined source. According to another implementation, a counterfeiting deterrent device includes at least one raised layer having outer edges in the shape of a logo. A light source is configured and arranged to shine a light through a slit in a substrate layer of the device and past an intermediate layer to light up the outer edge of the raised layer. The layers of the device are formed by an additive process and have a thickness of less than 100 microns each.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Microfabrica Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory P. Schmitz, Michael S. Lockard, Ming-Ting Wu, Eric C. Miller, Adam L. Cohen
  • Patent number: 9547814
    Abstract: A metal transaction card is provided having a metal core layer with metal cladding layers connected thereto on opposing sides thereof. The metal core layer may have a density and/or thickness that is significantly greater than the density and/or thickness of the metal cladding layers. The density of the metal core layer may be at least 2.5 times greater than the density of the metal cladding layers. The density of the metal core layer may be at least 7.5. The outward facing lateral surface of one or both of the metal cladding layers may be anodized, or anodized and colorized. The anodized lateral surface(s) may be coated to increase the performance of a one or more hot-stamped elements attached to the coated surface(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: CPI Card Group—Colorado, Inc.
    Inventor: Barry Mosteller
  • Patent number: 9542634
    Abstract: A method for the production of a portable data carrier having an integrated circuit and a contact field galvanically connected to the integrated circuit. In an area defined by the contact field, the portable data carrier is shaped and the contact field is embodied such that a direct contacting of the contact field by a contacting component embodied in accordance with the USB standard is possible. The portable data carrier in its final form is produced in chip card technology. Alternatively, an element is produced in chip card technology, which element features the integrated circuit and the contact filed, and data and/or program code required for the operation of the portable data carrier are loaded into the integrated circuit. Subsequently the element is permanently connected to a carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: GIESECKE & DEVRIENT GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Linke, Thomas Tarantino, Ando Welling, Johann Angerer, Kolja Vogel
  • Patent number: 9542637
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification (RFID) transponder may include a substrate and a device. The substrate may be in communication with a controller and an antenna, and the antenna is arranged to receive radio frequency signals. A first side surface of the substrate may include a capacitor. The device may be detachably coupled with the substrate via a conductive member positioned between the structure and the capacitor of the substrate, and the conductive member may be within a desired proximity of the capacitor. The structure may be attached to an attachment surface so that an attachment strength between the structure and the attachment surface may be greater than a force required to decouple the structure from the substrate. When the structure is decoupled from the substrate, the conductive member separates from the capacitor, disabling the transponder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: INTERMEC, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Raven, Jason Harrigan, Rene Martinez, Pavel Nikitin, Shashidhar Ramamurthy, David William Gilpin, Stephen Kelly
  • Patent number: 9487045
    Abstract: An element which has a decorative outer surface comprising: a first region having a constant luminance that is equal to a first predetermined value; and one second region adjacent to the first region, wherein the second region has a variable luminance that depends on the viewing angle, the variable luminance of the second region being equal to the first predetermined value for a first given viewing angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Faurecia Interieur Industrie
    Inventors: Cédric Habert, Nicolas Pegorier
  • Patent number: 9439326
    Abstract: An electronic component may include an integrated circuit device package and a second substrate. The integrated circuit device package may include a first substrate being bent or spread, a heat transfer member disposed in the first substrate, an integrated circuit device being bent or spread, a first pad disposed on one face of the integrated circuit device, and an adhesion member disposed between the integrated circuit device and the first substrate. The second substrate may be bent or spread. The second substrate may include a second pad. The integrated circuit device package may be combined with the second substrate by a thermo compression bonding process in which the heat transfer member may transfer a heat to the second substrate through the first substrate and the first pad may make contact with the second pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: HANA MICRON, INC.
    Inventors: Jae-Sung Lim, Ju-Hyung Kim
  • Patent number: 9378506
    Abstract: A security chip against counterfeiting, especially for banknotes and other documents (e.g. pre-numbered forms), enabling the verification of the authenticity of a document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventor: Piotr Nawrocki
  • Patent number: 9378453
    Abstract: A card, comprises an electrically non-conductive substrate; a first predetermined pattern of electrically conductive material applied on said electrically non-conductive substrate; and an electrically non-conductive covering layer applied on said electrically conductive material arranged on said substrate such that said first predetermined pattern of electrically conductive material is covered; said card further comprises a second predetermined pattern in a predetermined grey percentage applied on said electrically non-conductive substrate, said predetermined second pattern being the negative of said first predetermined pattern, and said electrically non-conductive covering layer is also applied on said second predetermined pattern such that said second predetermined pattern is covered, and the greyness of said second predetermined pattern has been determined such that the colour of the electrically non-conductive covering layer is uniform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: CARTAMUNDI TURNHOUT NV
    Inventor: Marco Dehouwer
  • Patent number: 9361444
    Abstract: A smart card comprising: a memory for storing information; at least one transmitting or receiving antenna; and a low frequency circuit, for handling information associated with said antenna and said memory, which information is modulated at a modulation frequency of between 5 kHz and 100 kHz. Preferably the antenna is an acoustic antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Dialware Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Antebi, Alon Atsmon, Zvi Lev, Moshe Cohen
  • Patent number: 9342779
    Abstract: A smart card with two read-write modes includes antenna layer, and an antenna and a chip module circuits on the antenna layer, wherein the antenna and the chip module circuit are electrically connected via an elastic conductive device. The invention also provides a manufacturing method of the aforesaid smart card with two read-write modes, which includes steps of: embedding an antenna on a back side or a front side of an antenna layer; after completing embedding on the antenna layer, add bedding sheets, printed sheets and protection films respectively above and underneath the antenna layer, then laminating to obtain a card base carrier; cutting card from the treated whole-sheet card base carrier to obtain a card base, and milling slots on the obtained card base, then finally encapsulating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: GOLDEN SPRING INTERNET OF THINGS INC.
    Inventor: Xiaodong Zhang
  • Patent number: 9258898
    Abstract: An embedded electronic device and a method for manufacturing the same wherein the embedded electronic device is composed of a printed circuit board, having a top surface and a bottom surface, a plurality of circuit components attached to the top surface of the printed circuit board having a plurality of standoffs on the bottom surface of the printed circuit board, a bottom overlay attached to the bottom surface of the printed circuit board, a top overlay positioned above the top surface of the printed circuit board and a core layer positioned between the top surface of the printed circuit board and the top overlay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Inventor: Robert Singleton
  • Patent number: 9224082
    Abstract: The invention relates to a luminescent composition comprising a component which can be excited by infrared (IR) radiation and a component which can be excited by ultraviolet (UV) radiation. The composition has a characteristic emission spectrum and may optionally be used together with a reading system adapted to the emission spectrum in order to mark substances or mixtures of substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: SWISS AUTHENTICATION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AG
    Inventor: Dieter Ebert
  • Patent number: 9166190
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a highly reliable display device. It is a feature an IC is over a substrate and a material layer having the same height is thereover. An IC is provided on one side of the substrate, and a material layer having the same height as the IC is provided on at least another side. Further, an IC is provided on one side of the substrate, and material layers having the same height as the IC are provided on the other sides. Further, an IC is provided on one side of the substrate, and a material layer having the same height as the IC is provided at a corner of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hajime Kimura
  • Patent number: 9147137
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, there is provided a label printer including a conveying mechanism, an RFID reader and writer, a communication intensity information acquisition unit, and a maximum communication intensity position determination unit, and an optimal communication position calculation unit. If communication with the plurality of RFID tags occurs simultaneously in the RFID reader and writer while conveying the mount by the conveying mechanism along the conveying route, the communication intensity information acquisition unit acquires information indicating a communication intensity between each of a plurality of the RFID tags and the RFID reader and writer in correlation with identification information of each of the RFID tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Kuniya
  • Patent number: 9135545
    Abstract: A proxy card for persistently emulating a set of magnetic stripe data associated with a payment card is disclosed. The proxy card provides a magnetic stripe emulator that includes a plurality of parallel traces of conductive material oriented in a direction perpendicular to a direction in which the proxy payment card is designed to be swiped. The parallel traces are coated with a layer of a magnetic medium of low coercivity. A microcontroller on the proxy card generates electrical signals to drive electrical current along each of the plurality of parallel traces in a selected direction. The electrical current causes alignment of particles in the magnetic medium of the magnetic stripe emulator which encodes the set of magnetic stripe data on the magnetic stripe emulator. The proxy card can then emulate the payment card when swiped through a magnetic card reader without consuming any power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventor: Kartik Lamba
  • Patent number: 9117155
    Abstract: Weighted transaction cards and methods of manufacturing the same. The weighted transaction cards may include a tungsten member that comprises at least a portion of a layer of the transaction card. The tungsten member may be encapsulated and/or disposed in an opening of a surround to define and inlay. The inlay may be laminated with one or more additional layers according to traditional card manufacturing techniques (e.g., a hot lamination process). The weighted transaction cards may have a weight significantly greater than traditional plastic transaction cards such that the weighted transaction cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: CPI Card Group—Colorado, Inc.
    Inventor: Barry Mosteller
  • Patent number: 9076093
    Abstract: Provided is a metal card including a metal card sheet made of duralumin and an anodized layer formed by anodizing a surface of the metal card sheet, wherein a background color or pattern of the metal card is determined according to a composition of electrolyte of the anodizing for forming the anodized layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: BIOSMART CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hee Yong Seo, Young Jin Park