Having Plastic Laminate Patents (Class 283/107)
  • Patent number: 10313556
    Abstract: Methods and systems for rendering a gloss mark on a recording medium. Two or more sets of toner channels can be electronically created wherein each toner channel include respective sides and a bottom. The two or more sets of toner channels can be electronically configured to include a reflectance off the sides and the bottom of toner channels wherein one set of the toner channels is positioned at a different height and a different color than the other set of toner channels, thereby enhancing the gloss effect associated with a gloss mark, which allows the gloss mark to be effectively utilized in, for example, a printer or printing system such as an office class rendering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Edward N. Chapman
  • Patent number: 10217114
    Abstract: Embodiments provide methods and systems for providing labels to prevent counterfeiting of products. In an embodiment, the method includes accessing, by a processor, one or more biometric data associated with a manufacturer. The one or more biometric data include fingerprint data, iris pattern, facial pattern, heart rate, electrical activity of skeletal muscles and deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) data that are encrypted using a first encryption method for generating a first encrypted data. From the first encrypted data, a biometric pattern is extracted. The biometric pattern is appended with one or more product identification codes for generating a product encoded data. The product encoded data is encrypted using a second encryption method. An error checksum data is appended to the second encrypted data and a unique identifier is prefixed to the second encrypted data. The second encrypted data is added to product labels of the products for securing the products from counterfeiting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ennoventure, Inc.
    Inventor: Shalini Vanaja Nair
  • Patent number: 10122535
    Abstract: A server receives a package of data including: a document designated for notarization, identification information including a photograph, photograph of a user, and a signature of the user. The server compares the photograph of the user to the photograph included with the identification information. Next, the server verifies an identity of the user based on the identification information and the photograph by comparing the photograph of the signer to the photograph included with the identification information. The server then applies the signature and an indication of notarization to the document designated for notarization to create a notarized version of the document. The server stores the notarized version of the document, the photograph, and the identification document in a secure data package, and provides the notarized version of the document to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: eIngot LLC
    Inventor: William J. Raduchel
  • Patent number: 10083391
    Abstract: A badge of the type comprising a substrate with a top side and a bottom side, an adhesive disposed on the bottom side for adhering the badge to a person, and a visually discernible material disposed on the top side for providing information, has a wireless device carrying first information secured directly or indirectly to said substrate. The visually discernible material comprises a first portion of visually discernible material and a second portion of visually discernible material. The first portion of visually discernible material is positioned, configured and dimensioned to communicate humanly perceptible and humanly readable second information. The second portion of visually discernible material carries third information encoded within the second portion of the visually discernible material and is positioned, configured and dimensioned to be scanned by an optical device in order to the read said third information encoded within the second portion of the visually discernible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventors: Peter Costantino, Michael Gilvary, Anthony H Handal
  • Patent number: 10042200
    Abstract: Security of communications between users involving mobile devices has to date focused to ensuring message integrity, preventing attacks as well as verification/authentication of the user to access the message. At the same time manufacturers of LCD displays for use within electronic devices, particularly mobile devices have focused to extending the viewing angle of these displays, their brightness and contrast. As a result, content that has been securely encrypted, delivered, and decrypted is visible to malevolent individuals or organizations around the user when accessing this content. As such secure information, credentials, etc may be divulged without the user being aware. Accordingly, the invention acts to limit the external viewing angle of LCD displays allowing reduced breaches of confidential information. Embodiments of the invention can be integrated with the LCD displays during manufacturing, added to the mobile device in assembly or form part of an after-sales option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Peter Dobrich
  • Patent number: 9731539
    Abstract: A method and security device, including: a semi-transparent layer exhibiting a first pattern of regions having high optical density and/or raised surface profile relative to layer intervening regions; and a color layer exhibiting a second pattern of elements of at least one color. First and second patterns partially overlap and are configured so the device, appearance varies at different viewing angles. First pattern has color layer following the contours of raised regions. Security device includes: a photosensitive film exhibiting pattern of regions of relatively high and low optical density, the pattern arising from photosensitive film exposure to radiation of a responsive predetermined wavelength from the photosensitive film; and a color layer overlapping the pattern exhibited by photosensitive film, which exhibits increase in optical density upon radiation exposure of a predetermined wavelength and concurrent or subsequent heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: DE LA RUE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Adam Lister
  • Patent number: 9721825
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a method. The method can include providing a carrier substrate having an edge. Further, the method can include providing a cross-linking adhesive, and providing a flexible substrate having an edge. Further still, the method can include coupling the flexible substrate to the carrier substrate using the cross-linking adhesive such that at least a portion of the edge of the flexible substrate is recessed from the edge of the carrier substrate and such that the cross-linking adhesive has an exposed portion of the cross-linking adhesive at an offset portion of the first surface of the carrier substrate between the at least the portion of the edge of the flexible substrate and the edge of the carrier substrate. Meanwhile, the method can include etching the exposed portion of the cross-linking adhesive. Other embodiments of related methods and devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS, A BODY CORPORATE OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA, ACTING FOR AND ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Michael A. Marrs, Emmett M. Howard, Douglas E. Loy, Nicholas Munizza
  • 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: 9621760
    Abstract: Information is encoded in an image signal by exploiting spectral differences between colors that appear the same when rendered. These spectral differences are detected using image sensing that discerns the spectral differences. Spectral difference detection methods include using sensor-synchronized spectrally-structured-light imaging, 3D sensors, imaging spectrophotometers, and higher resolution Bayer pattern capture relative to resolution of patches used to convey a spectral difference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Rhoads, Alastair M. Reed
  • Patent number: 9446927
    Abstract: There is described method of processing printed sheets (100), especially sheets of printed securities, into individual documents (150), such as banknotes, each printed sheet (100) comprising an array of imprints arranged in a matrix of rows and columns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: KBA-NOTASYS SA
    Inventor: Johannes Georg Schaede
  • Patent number: 9411074
    Abstract: A security device is disclosed having a region of piezochromic material and an integrated relief structure. The security device is arranged such that when a stress is generated in the piezochromic material and relief structure, an optical effect is generated in the piezochromic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: DE LA RUE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert Whiteman, Christopher John Eastell
  • Patent number: 9333734
    Abstract: A method is presented for making releasable transfer film suitable to provide a metalized embossed composite onto a paper substrate without a release layer between the composite and a polymeric carrier layer. The transfer film includes a polymeric base layer, an embossing material layer and a metal layer. The transfer film is bonded to the paper substrate with an adhesive layer allowing the polymeric barrier layer to peel away from and to expose the metal-backed, embossing material layer. The substrate covered with the metalized embossed composite can be used to impart holographic style images to packaging, printed media products such as magazines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA), INC.
    Inventors: John Fitch, Tracy Paolilli, Scott Narkevicius, Bonnie Adams
  • Patent number: 9033370
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multilayer information page (1) for a security document, which includes an information part (3) manufactured from a material allowing at least some identification information of the information page to be entered thereto by utilizing laser engraving, the identification information provided on the information page (1) being readable from an upper surface thereof, and a flexible and bending resistant connecting part (2) for connecting the information page (1) to the security document, the connecting part (2) comprising a fastening end (8) by means of which the connecting part (2) is fastened to the information part (3). In order to ensure that detachment of the information part and the connecting part from one another leaves visible marks, the fastening end (3) of the connecting part (2) is arranged to overlap with a lower surface of the information part (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Setec Oy
    Inventors: Taru Syrjänen, Mika Holmberg
  • Patent number: 8919821
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with providing security substrates, and documents made therefrom, such as banknotes, with features for visual inspection by members of the public. More specifically the invention relates to a novel security substrate containing at least two elongate security elements for the purposes of public and non-public verification. The security substrate comprises a substrate and at least two elongate security elements each having a width of less than or equal to 6 mm. The security elements are at least partially embedded within the substrate and running substantially parallel to each other with a gap therebetween of no greater than 10 mm. The total cross-directional width of a zone occupied by the two security elements and the gap is less than or equal to 18 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: De La Rue International Limited
    Inventors: Duncan Hamilton Reid, Gerald Sidney Payne, Paul Howland, Peter McLean Henderson
  • Patent number: 8911851
    Abstract: A document (2) containing: electronic components (14) and/or diffractive security elements; at least one protective layer (4, 5) being arranged on one side or two protective layers (4, 5) being arranged on both sides of the electronic components (14) and/or of the diffractive security element, said protective layers being formed of a first base polymer, polymer layers (8, 9, 12, 13), being formed of a second base polymer being different from the first base polymer, into which the electronic components (14) and/or the diffractive security element with the protective layers (4, 5) are laminated; and adhesive layers with a latent-reactive adhesive (10, 11) being arranged at least between the polymer layers (8, 9, 12, 13) and the protective layers (4, 5), and wherein the core layer or protective layers are formed of a thermoplastic elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Reinhard Löwe, Per Krüger, Michael Knebel, Jens Ehreke, Heinz Pudleiner, Mehmet-Cengiz Yesildag, Klaus Meyer, Dirk Pophusen, Jörg Büchner
  • Patent number: 8844972
    Abstract: A self laminating wristband separable from a multi-ply page form has a plurality of separated imaging areas, with one larger imaging area for receiving printed data corresponding to the wearer such as his name, i.d. number, etc., with one or more second imaging areas adapted to receive either printed information or markers which may be adhered thereto. The separated imaging areas are aligned along the length of the wristband so that the gap between them acts as a natural hinge point which allows the imaging areas to lie flatter against the wearer's wrist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Laser Band, LLC
    Inventors: James M. Riley, Sanjay K. Jain, Mark Greer
  • Patent number: 8827315
    Abstract: A security document precursor including one or more lamellae provided with two or more holes near a perimeter edge surface of the precursor, wherein the holes perforate the largest surface of the one or more lamellae, and wherein at least one of the holes is filled with a colored material which differs in color from at least one of the one or more lamellae, such that the colored material is visible from a direction perpendicular on the perimeter edge surface; wherein at least one of the one or more lamellae is transparent or translucent: or wherein at least one of the one or more lamellae is opaque and the opaque part of the at least one of the one or more lamellae between the perimeter edge and the hole filled with a colored material has been removed. A security document and a method of preparing the security document precursor are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert N.V.
    Inventors: Bart Waumans, Ingrid Geuens
  • Patent number: 8783728
    Abstract: An anti-counterfeit printed matter forming an invisible image that can be visualized clearly and prevents a visible image from impeding visibility of a visualized invisible image. In the anti-counterfeit printed matter according to this invention, a plurality of object elements are arranged at a predetermined pitch in a matrix, each object element including a first and second object arranged along a first direction on both sides of a boundary at a center, opposing each other, and third and fourth objects arranged along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction on both sides of a boundary at the center, opposing each other. The first object and the second object, and the third object and the fourth object of each object element have a negative/positive relationship. The first object and/or the second object forms a first invisible image. The third object and/or the fourth object forms a second invisible image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Wittich Kaule, Wolfgang Rauscher, Marius Dichtl
  • Patent number: 8668979
    Abstract: Tough decorative printable film products having holographic-type images are provided that are low in cost. These film products include a relatively high temperature film that is made by continuous extrusion of the film resin onto a master film having pre-etched holographic-type imaging in order to provide a high-temperature primary film with conforming holographic imaging. This primary film provides a tough holographic-type image that is readily secured to any number of products to impart a holographic character to them. For example, this primary film is suitable for use on the surface of recreational sportsboards. When desired, sublimation printing can be used to impart indicia, text, images and colors, alone or in combination, to the primary film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Transilwrap Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy W. Albert, Robert C. Flaherty
  • Patent number: 8608204
    Abstract: A self attaching tag made essentially of self adhesive printable plastic to be attached to a fragile and easily deformable object characterized in that the tag is covered with a plurality of varnishes which allow for the protection of pre-printing and for printing and writing on at the moment of use. The tags are delivered on large rolls where perforations allow for easy separation of the tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Brennoor Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Brennan, Michael David Moorhouse
  • Patent number: 8562025
    Abstract: An optical security label for security and anti-counterfeit applications comprises a first layer having an optically variable portion (diffractive, holographic or interference film) generating an optically variable effect secured to a support layer by a weak adhesive layer such that the first layer can be scratched off the third support layer to reveal underlying data and the label is affixed to a substrate by a pressure sensitive adhesive. The label or substrate carry the data to be protected such a printed or personalized paper or plastic substrate. In one aspect the scratch off region is patterned and also the data can comprise a pattern of alternate scratch off and permanent areas. In one aspect the label is a thin frangible structure delivered to the substrate with a weakly bound top carrier. In another aspect the optical variable device includes a covert image authenticated by a decoder carried on the top of the removable carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Optaglio Limited
    Inventor: Kenneth John Drinkwater
  • Patent number: 8544892
    Abstract: A cable port identification system is disclosed that provides identification facilities for communication, data, other cabling and/or wires and the connectors to which they are coupled found in a multi-port station. In some implementations the identification facilities can include label retention and protection and may also include label magnification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick S. McNutt, Phillip Phung, James Lee Martin
  • Patent number: 8474874
    Abstract: A moiré pattern display sheet is defined by a surface, with the surface being configured to be curved. A first layer has a pattern printed thereon. The pattern comprises a series of visual elements in a first row that have been distorted at least in a first direction. At least some of the series of visual elements are printed to approximately follow an arc having a sweep angle associated therewith. A light steering optical layer overlays the first layer. The light steering optical layer comprises a plurality of parallel optical features which each have a width and which change the direction of the light and thereby provide a depth effect of the visual elements to a viewer looking through the light steering optical layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Travel Tags, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Lynn Hoffman, John Tomczyk, Alain Yves Abdelkader
  • Publication number: 20130140806
    Abstract: A method of producing an apparent etched or embossed effect in a print purely by the use of printing and lamination processes, in which a varnish 3 is pressed into to selected areas of a softer coating 2 to produce indentations in the coating layer 2 as during lamination of a printed article comprising a substrate 1 and an optional overlay 4, and a printed article obtainable using the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventor: Philip Anthony Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 8439403
    Abstract: A printed article is disclosed having a light transmissive substrate having a reverse printed region on a surface thereof in the form of a plurality of very closely spaced printed lines or regions. The printed regions and spaces therebetween are subsequently flood coated with special effect ink such as optically variable ink wherein the ink particle size is on average greater than the gap between reverse printed regions. The image is viewed from the non-printed side of the substrate and very fine lines of the special effect flood coated special effect ink appear as very clear sharp lines having a fine resolution. This eliminates the typical jagged edges that would otherwise be seen if the inked region was not present. This effect is due to the first printed inked regions or lines forming a mask through which the flood coated ink is seen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Wilfred C. Kittler, Jr., Neil Teitelbaum
  • Publication number: 20130113200
    Abstract: Improvements in security devices are provided that are used for authenticating or security applications. The security device includes a first color-shifting layer and a second color-shifting layer, which exhibits different reflective characteristics to the first color-shifting layer. A partial first light absorbing layer is between first surfaces of the first and second color-shifting layers and a second light absorbing layer applied to a second surface of the second color-shifting layer. The color of the partial first absorbing layer is selected to substantially match the color of light reflected at a normal angle of incidence by the combination of the second color-shifting layer and the second absorbing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: DE LA RUE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Adam Lister
  • Patent number: 8356841
    Abstract: The invention relates to a customized multi-layer support which takes the general form of a card, such as an identification card. The support includes a card body, the upper face of which is provided with externally-visible personal information; and a film which is at least partially transparent and which is fixed to the upper face of the card body. The support has boundary lines which define the areas of the aforementioned film with reduced or increased mechanical strength. The invention also relates to a method of producing one such customized support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Gemalto SA
    Inventor: Jean-Luc Lesur
  • Patent number: 8333870
    Abstract: The invention relates to a security paper for producing value documents, such as bank notes or the like, which includes a creasable, multilayer substrate having at least one paper layer and at least one film, and to a method for producing such a security paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Theo Burchard, Mario Keller, Reinhard Tauber, Rudolf Seidler
  • Patent number: 8323777
    Abstract: Tough decorative printable film products having holographic-type images are provided that are low in cost. These film products include a relatively high temperature film that is made by continuous extrusion of the film resin onto a master film having pre-etched holographic-type imaging in order to provide a high-temperature primary film with conforming holographic imaging. This primary film provides a tough holographic-type image that is readily secured to any number of products to impart a holographic character to them. For example, this primary film is suitable for use on the surface of recreational sportsboards. When desired, sublimation printing can be used to impart indicia, text, images and colors, alone or in combination, to the primary film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Transilwrap Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy W. Albert, Robert C. Fleherty
  • Patent number: 8253536
    Abstract: A security document is disclosed which includes an electrical circuit embedded in a document substrate, where the electrical circuit includes a power source with at least one electroactive polymer power generator, and an optical display including at least one electroluminescent display element and at least one nanohole array which forms a layer of the electroluminescent display element. A method of authenticating a security document is also disclosed, the method including illuminating an encoded nanohole array in the security document with a focused light beam or laser light source emitting at least one defined wavelength of incident light, detecting a transmitted portion of the incident light transmitted through the nanohole array with an optoelectronic sensor, analyzing at least one wavelength of the transmitted portion of light to produce a detected signal, and comparing the detected signal with an authentication signal to authenticate the security document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Simon Fraser University
    Inventors: Bozena Kaminska, Clinton K. Landrock
  • Patent number: 8182893
    Abstract: A group of size-adjustable wristbands is disclosed. The group of wristbands includes a backing sheet that is connected to a stub area disposed at an end of the backing sheet. A plurality of elongated strips is connected to the stub area in a side-by-side fashion. Each strip includes a first end attached to an additional stub area and a second end attached to the stub area. Each strip further includes a top surface. The group of wristbands further includes a plurality of top sheets, each top sheet having a first end and a second end. The first end of each top sheet is attached to one of the strips along a top surface thereof. Each top sheet is clear and includes a bottom side coated with a top adhesive layer. Finally, the group of wristbands includes a plurality of top liners with each top liner being sandwiched between one of the top adhesive layers and one of the strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Chicago, Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Carl Opel, Dan Hedger
  • Patent number: 8123254
    Abstract: A non-cellulose based deformable substrate having at least one fold line is configured to be able to be directly mounted on a frame or included in a publication. The substrate is configured to reduce the propagation of stress along the at least one fold line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: G.B.D. Corp.
    Inventors: Helmut Horst Gerhard Conrad, Ron Hills, Wayne Ernest Conrad, Nina Kanevsky Conrad
  • Publication number: 20120038141
    Abstract: The invention concerns a functional laminate and a method for manufacturing said functional laminate, the method comprising the following steps:—providing a substrate sheet (1);—inserting at least one functional component (2) into the substrate sheet (1);—wearing out the substrate sheet (1) and/or at least one layer laminated to the substrate sheet (1) in an area adjacent to the functional component (2) resulting in at least one recess (5) with a small width in proportion to dimensions of the functional component (2) before at least one lamination step;—carrying out at least one lamination step, wherein the substrate sheet (1) is laminated with at least one additional layer by heat and/or pressure and/or gluing in such a manner that the width of the at least one recess (5) is considerably reduced or the at least one recess (5) is barely shut at least by surrounding material after lamination by virtue of shrinking of the substrate sheet (1) and/or the at least one additional layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: HID GLOBAL GMBH
    Inventor: Manfred Michalk
  • Patent number: 8070186
    Abstract: The invention relates to reflective features formed from multiple inks. In one embodiment, the reflective feature includes a substrate having a first region and a second region, the first and second regions having different surface characteristics; a first reflective element disposed on the first region; and a second reflective element disposed on the second region, wherein the first reflective element is more adherent than the second reflective element to the first region. In another embodiment, the reflective feature includes multiple layers formed from different inks exhibiting enhanced reflectivity and/or durability. The invention is also to processes for forming these features, preferably through a direct write printing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Richard A. Einhorn, Mark J. Hampden-Smith, Scott T. Haubrich, Rimple Bhatia
  • Patent number: 8016323
    Abstract: The self-adhesive label (3) is provided on a web of siliconised polyester liner (4) and has a base label (30) with an upper printable surface and a lower adhesive coated surface and at least one patch of release material (38) located between the base label (30) and the web of siliconised polyester liner (4). By forming the patches of release material (38) on the adhesive surface of the base label (30) and then applying a siliconised polyester liner (4) over the patches (38) and the exposed adhesive surface of the base label (30), the resultant self-adhesive label is more robust and as the siliconised polyester liner (4) has a substantially continuous upper surface, the risks of snagging as a result of edges and windows in the web of backing material is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Denny Bros. Ltd.
    Inventor: Colin Leslie Hunt
  • Patent number: 8011697
    Abstract: Described herein are various embodiments of imagery or items comprising imagery using semiconductor processing or fabrication techniques and methods of using such techniques to make imagery. For example, according to one embodiment, a method of making imagery having nano-scale or micro-scale portions can include providing a silicon wafer, coating the silicon wafer with a layer of oxide, depositing a layer of photoresist onto the oxide layer, and removing a patterned portion of the photoresist to expose a patterned portion of the oxide layer. The method can also include removing at least some of the patterned portion of the oxide such that the patterned portion of the oxide layer has a predetermined thickness resulting in a predetermined viewable color. The patterned portion of the oxide layer can define at least one of the nano-scale or micro-scale portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Nanojewelry LLC
    Inventors: Jesse Adams, Steven Malekos, Grant Korgan, Al Brandano
  • Patent number: 8002197
    Abstract: An encoded transactional card unit having die cut components and a removable data component comprising a first or top protective plane, a second or bottom protective plane, a substrate, having at least one fixed region which is adhesively attached to said first protective plan and a second protective plane forming die cut components, and a portion or region wherein element with a removable data component may be removed and reused by application to another item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Inventor: Michael L. Whitaker
  • Patent number: 7988199
    Abstract: A safety skin appliqué kit for parents and custodians of children, disabled persons, and the elderly, including a marking pen and a pre-packaged collection of preprinted skin appliqués each removably sandwiched between two carrier sheets. Each of the appliqués further comprise a die cut section of breathable polyurethane tape, printed with a forward image on one side defined by a lightly-colored high-contrast window, and pre-printed plea to call if lost. The appliqués are coated with hypoallergenic acrylate adhesive for application to skin or other surfaces. Parents and custodians can apply one of said appliques' to their child, disabled person, or elderly charge, and write a contact telephone number in the window of the appliqué. This way, if their charge becomes lost, passersby will notice the appliqué, read the contact telephone number, and call the custodian.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventor: Michele Welsh
  • Patent number: 7967341
    Abstract: An interleaf is disclosed, as well as a process and device for producing an interleaf, in particular for a book-like identification document. At least one additional layer (26) made of thermally resistant plastics is laminated onto at least one layer (24) made of thermoplastic elastomer, a section (42) of the at least one additional layer (24) being integrated into a folding region (31) without producing a thickened region on the outer side of the at least one layer (24) made of thermoplastic elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Bundesdruckerei GmbH
    Inventors: Enrico Hahn, Carsten Senge
  • Patent number: 7922209
    Abstract: An article bears an HVS-perceivable security pattern based on metamerism. The metamerism causes the security pattern to be perceived differently when viewed under two different light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Giordano Bruno Beretta
  • Publication number: 20110069134
    Abstract: There is provided a laser-marking multilayer sheet for an electronic passport formed by laminating five sheets of a multilayer sheet A/a multilayer sheet B/a film C/a multilayer sheet B/a multilayer sheet A. The multilayer sheet B is a colored laser-marking multilayer sheet. The film C is a laser-marking multilayer sheet made of a film for the electronic passport. The laser-marking multilayer sheet can have clear letters, symbols, and images, which are excellent in a laser-marking property and high in contrasts between the original surface color and the printed portions. The laser-marking multilayer sheet is excellent especially for inhibiting the falsification and forgery thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: JAPAN COLORING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshinori Sakagami, Akira Shimizu, Akira Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 7909363
    Abstract: A label is provided having three parts separated by separation lines. Two of the three parts have pull tabs to allow them to be easily removed. The third part is a narrow strip between the separation lines that does not have a pull tab. When the label parts that have pull tabs are lifted off a product, the label separates at the separation lines, leaving the third narrow strip on the product. This narrow strip is then removed with a scraping action that tends to destroy the narrow strip. This makes it difficult to reconstruct the label after it has been removed from a product. In other embodiments, the label has two parts made of material that stretches when the parts are removed from a product. The stretching distorts a barcode graphic printed on the label making the barcode unreadable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Neal Anderson
  • Patent number: 7850207
    Abstract: A multi-part label with variable data and method for its manufacture. First indicia may be printed on a first label face ply of a multi-ply label material in registration with an eventual location of at least one of a plurality of multi-part labels. The first indicia may be variable between at least two of the plurality of multi-part labels. A second label material may be removably adhered to the multi-ply first label material, thereby covering the first indicia. Second indicia may be printed on the face of the second label material. The second indicia may be variable between at least two of the plurality of multi-part labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Chicago Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Carl Opel, Daniel Hedger
  • Patent number: 7758079
    Abstract: The invention relates to a personal document in the form of a book, comprising a book cover, a multi-layered personalised side which contains personalised data, in addition to inner pages. The personalised side and the inner pages are secured by means of a seam to the book cover. The multi-layered personalizing side is provided with a central area which is made of a textile layer which is joined on both sides to a thermoplastic layer which covers the central area until the projecting end. A RFID element comprising an IC element is integrated into the central area for the contactless transfer of biometric data of the personal document owner. The personalised side is sewn by means of a seam in the region of the projecting end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Bundesdrukerei GmbH
    Inventors: Guenter Beyer-Meklenburg, Michael Knebel, Detlef Klepsch
  • Patent number: 7754311
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multilayer card of thermoplastic material comprising first and second layers (7, 2) secured to each other, together with least one reinforced bonding zone (9) between the first layer and the second layer. The invention also provides a method of making a multilayer card secure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Sagem Securite
    Inventor: Gilles Monteilliet
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7682476
    Abstract: This is a method to create 3-dimensional images from a 2-dimensional image. This Method utilizes various pieces of paper produced within the process and a method of attachment all together with layering and spacing in 3-dimensions to create a final piece of artwork which is 3-dimensional. Among other uses the end product of this method can be used as a free standing work of art which can be matted and framed and placed either hanging or attached to a wall or other surface or placed on an easel or other tripod mechanism for free standing on a table or floor or other surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Inventor: Ralph Sutton
  • Publication number: 20100045027
    Abstract: An optically variable security device comprises a photonic crystal which, upon receipt of incident light, generates a first optical effect, and which, when the device is subjected-to-an external stimulus, generates a second optical effect that is different from the first optical effect. At least one of the first and second optical effects is an optically variable effect observable over a set of directions. The optically variable effect is caused by the light being selectively reflected or transmitted by the crystal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: De La Rue International Limited
    Inventor: Robert Whiteman
  • Patent number: 7654581
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of printed security documents and, more particularly, to security documents and methods of making security documents bearing enhanced security features. The security documents may include identification documents or any other known documents of value. The security document includes a transparent window area with an ultraviolet blocking agent incorporated therein. Invisible ultraviolet fluorescent ink patterns are printed on respective opposite sides of the ultraviolet blocking agent within the region of the transparent window area. When either the face side or back side of the security document is illuminated with ultraviolet light, only the pattern printed proximate that side within the area of the transparent window becomes visible. When both face and back sides are simultaneously illuminated with ultraviolet light, the patterns printed on both sides of the ultraviolet blocking agent within the area of the transparent window become visible at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
    Inventors: David N. C. Cruikshank, Trevor Merry, Laurence Marie-Francoise Suzzarini
  • Publication number: 20090315320
    Abstract: Secure inlays for secure documents such as a passport comprising an inlay substrate may have laser ablated recesses within which a chip module is installed. Channels for an antenna wire may be formed in a surface of the substrate. Instead of using wire, the channels may be filled with a flowable, conductive material. Patches homogenous with the substrate layer may be used to protect and seal the chip and interconnection area. The inlay substrate may include two layers, and the antenna wire may be between the two layers. A moisture-curing polyurethane hot melt adhesive may be used to laminate a cover layer and the additional inlay substrate layers. The adhesive layer may include metal nanoscale powder and ink for electromagnetic shielding. Additional security elements may include material that is optically changeable by an electromagnetic field. Ferrite-containing layers may be incorporated in the inlay substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: Advanced Microelectronic and Automation Technology Ltd.
    Inventor: David Finn