And Differentiable Sections Patents (Class 283/108)
  • Patent number: 10391807
    Abstract: In order to create novel security features in secure and/or valuable documents, a polymer layer composite, which has at least two polymer layers that are bonded to each other in a material fit is provided. At least one surface is printed with an absorbing printed layer within a visible region in and/or on the composite located on a polymer layer of the composite. The absorbing printed layer forms at least one printed region, and all printed regions of the printed surface of the polymer layer have a total surface area of at least 50% and not more than 95%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: Bundesdruckerei GmbH, Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Oliver Muth, Manfred Paeschke, Arthur Mathea, André Leopold, Jörg Fischer, Malte Pflughoefft, Heinz Pudleiner
  • Patent number: 10229292
    Abstract: A tamper resistant device comprises a matrix material and a microcapsule in the matrix material. The microcapsule has a first compartment, a second compartment, and an isolating structure separating the first and second compartments. The isolating structure is rupturable in response to a stimulus, such as temperature increases or compressive forces. The first compartment contains a first component, and the second compartment contains a second component. The first and second components react exothermically (produce heat) when in contact with each other. Thus, in some examples, a temperature change in the device resulting from the rupture of the isolating structure in the microcapsule due to physical tampering efforts can be used to trigger a security response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric J. Campbell, Sarah K. Czaplewski, Joseph Kuczynski, Timothy J. Tofil
  • Patent number: 9868272
    Abstract: A laminate assembly and method for manufacturing a laminate assembly for a card assembly is provided. The assembly includes a top coat layer, a carrier layer connected with the top coat layer, and a colored core coupled by an adhesive layer. One or more of the adhesive layer or the top coat layer includes a colorant of a second color that is different from the first color of the colored core such that the first color of the colored core less not visible through the printed surface of the top coat layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel M. Szumski, Roger Strasemeier
  • Patent number: 9495626
    Abstract: An identity card, comprising a card body and a physical unclonable function are arranged within the card body, wherein the physical unclonable function comprises a first light influencing layer and a second light influencing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: BUNDESDRUCKEREI GMBH
    Inventors: Olga Kulikovska, Manfred Paeschke, Walter Fumy, Frank Morgner
  • 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: 8857856
    Abstract: A security foil includes two or more carrier substrates which have at least one optically active structure and at least two metal layers. The security foil is composed as follows: a) a first carrier substrate, b) a first radiation-curable lacquer layer into which an optically active structure is incorporated, c) a first metal layer, d) a protective lacquer layer, e) an adhesive layer, f) a second carrier substrate, g) a second radiation-curable lacquer layer, h) a second metal layer, i) optionally a protective lacquer layer, and k) optionally an adhesive coating. The adhesion between the layers g) and h) or f) and g) is significantly lower than the adhesion between the remaining layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Hueck Folien Ges.m.b.H.
    Inventor: Marco Mayrhofer
  • 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8448991
    Abstract: Improvements that prevent tampering of images on identification documents for example identity cards, credit cards and the like, and passports. The document includes a full color image of a person, and a second, full, achromatic image of the person formed underneath and spaced from the color image and in congruence therewith using a laser. The second full image is not visible underneath the first full image during normal viewing of the document, and is only visible upon removal of all or a portion of the first full image. As a result, the document and the image have no outwardly apparent visual difference to the document holder or to a would-be counterfeiter. This provides a covert security feature that is not known or seen until the document is attacked by removing the first full image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: DataCard Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Baxter, Wim Tappij Gielen
  • Patent number: 8371615
    Abstract: A business form includes a paper carrier sheet having an upper surface and a lower surface, a barrier layer on an area of the upper surface of the paper carrier sheet, a silicone coating extending over the barrier layer, and a label assembly. The label assembly includes a label ply and a pressure sensitive adhesive coating. The label assembly is secured to the silicone coating and to the upper surface of the carrier sheet by the pressure sensitive adhesive. The label ply has a die cut through it that defines a label portion and a lip portion. The label portion is secured only to the silicone coating, and the lip portion is secured to both the silicone coating and to the upper surface of the carrier sheet. When the business form is printed with a printer, such as a laser printer, the form moves through the printer in an orientation in which the lip portion leads the label assembly. This results in the label portion being less likely to be removed from the carrier sheet inadvertently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventor: Patrick Fitzgerald Wilkinson
  • 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: 8334234
    Abstract: The invention provides hard coat and image receiving layer structures and related methods used in ID document production. These structures and methods provide ID documents that offer hard protection in areas where needed (e.g., in optical windows for machine readable data), and also provide image receiving layers for later printing of variable data, such as personalization information of the bearer. Implementations of the structure provide an effective interface between hard coat and image receiving layers that provides enhanced durability in manufacture and field use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: L-1 Secure Credentialing, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Jones, Daoshen Bi, Tung-Feng Yeh
  • Patent number: 8181994
    Abstract: A printable form comprising a printable face surface and a wristband releasably bonded to f the printable face surface. In at least one embodiment the wristband may be detached from the printable face surface and secured to around a body part for use in identification. In at least one embodiment the wristband comprises one or more labels that may be detached therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Chicago Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Carl Opel, Daniel Hedger
  • 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: 7913870
    Abstract: An improvement to a container of the type that includes a vacuum formed transparent base and lid, the container having opposite sides that each forms a base flap (20) and a lid flap (22) that lie adjacent and parallel to each other, wherein the container indicates if it has been opened after a store clerk has loaded food into the container. An indicator sheet (34) lies between the base and lid and has cut-out characters (60) lying in holes (62) of a carrier (64), the carrier being bonded to the base flap and the characters being bonded to the lid flap. The container is opened by a person pulling up the lid flap, with the characters lifting out of their holes as they move up with the lid flap, and with the carrier that forms the character holes remaining on the base flap. When the lid is closed by pressing down the lid flap against the base flap, there will be some misalignment of the characters with the holes that they previously lay in, creating gaps that are readily noticeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Pactiv Corporation
    Inventor: Terry Vovan
  • Patent number: 7828333
    Abstract: A printable form comprising a printable face ply and a wristband releasably bonded to a surface of the printable face ply. In at least one embodiment the wristband may be detached from the surface of the printable face ply and secured to around a body part for use in identification. In at least one embodiment the printable face ply comprises one or more labels that may be detached therefrom and applied to the wristband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Chicago Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Carl Opel, Daniel Hedger
  • Publication number: 20100230947
    Abstract: A soil and/or moisture resistant secure document and a method for producing such a secure document, are provided. The inventive method preferably employs a size press or other similar device to force a soil and/or moisture resistant formulation into the pores of the substrate and to remove excess formulation from opposing surfaces thereof. Soil and/or moisture resistant formulations when applied this way instead of by way of standard coating techniques do not obscure optically variable effects generated by non-porous OVDs that may be employed on or within these secure documents. In addition, thin layers of fibers (e.g., papermaking fibers) overlying and thus embedding portions of security devices in windowed secure documents that have been rendered soil and/or moisture resistant in accordance with this invention demonstrate increased durability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventors: Timothy T. Crane, Michael Darroch, Tod L. Niedeck, Marco Maraschi, Karin Morck-Hamilton
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20100164220
    Abstract: The invention relates to a secure identification document having two main surfaces (S1, S2; S3,S4) and at least one edge, and comprising at least two constitution layers (20,22; 24,26), said identification document allowing preventing any separation of its constitution layers, by delamination for example, said separation being otherwise immediately apparent. The solution of the invention relates to the fact that the at least one edge of the identification document is marked with written data (23; 27) that are etched into said edge by means of a laser beam, said written data overlapping said constitution layers (20,22;24,26; 32,33,34), in order to prevent a fraudulent delamination of said document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: GEMALTO OY
    Inventor: Toni Kaskiala
  • Publication number: 20090108060
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a method comprises: providing a card sized to fit within a card personalization machine, the card including a surface defining at least a portion of a recess; inserting at least a portion of a sub-card into the recess; providing adhesive between the surface and the sub-card to releasably retain the at least a portion of the sub-card within the recess; and personalizing the sub-card, using the card personalization machine, while the at least a portion of the sub-card is within the recess. According to some embodiments, apparatus comprises: a card defining a recess; a sub-card, at least a portion of the sub-card being inserted into the recess; adhesive to releasably retain the at least a portion of the sub-card within the recess; and a card personalization machine to personalize the sub-card while the at least a portion of the sub-card is within the recess; wherein the card is sized to fit within the card personalization machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventors: Simon Phillips, Stephen Marshall-Rees
  • Patent number: 7360696
    Abstract: In a data printing method of printing a plurality of data items, each including a name of an object, on a print sheet by a printer which has a function for printing a plurality of types of meshing patterns, the method includes the step of printing the plurality of data items so that adjacent ones of the data items are covered with the meshing patterns different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: NEC Infrontia Corporation
    Inventor: Kazunari Iriuchijima
  • Patent number: 7306263
    Abstract: An expanded content label including independently accessible information fields. In one embodiment, the label includes an overlaminate and an expanded content device having fan-folded panels and first and second information fields. Optionally, the information fields are in different languages. The overlaminate is secured over the panels so that margins extend beyond opposing edges. Each margin is releasably and resealably adhered to a base label and/or an article. The panels fan-fold open when one margin is released to provide a user with a view of the first information field, but not the second information field, and vice versa when the other margin is released. A related method includes: providing a fan-folded device; placing an overlaminate over the device to form margins, and securing the device to a label base, wherein the margins are independently releasable and resealable to fan-fold open the device and selectively access either information field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: CCL Label, Inc.
    Inventor: Marshall J. Hudson
  • Patent number: 7086666
    Abstract: An information-bearing laminar assembly, suitable for use as an identification card, is disclosed. The assembly is characterized by the provision therein of an embedded halftone image security feature that becomes visible essentially only when the assembly is view in transmitted light. The information-bearing laminar assembly comprises an inner information-bearing layer interposed between a first and a second light-transmissive protective outer layer. The inner layer contains both visible information-bearing indicia and an imagewise halftone pattern of laser-ablated microholes. The light-transmissivity of the information-bearing inner layer within said half-tone pattern is imagewise differentiated at each microhole as a function of the microhole's penetration depth. Sandwiched between the protective outer layers, the halftone pattern is imperceptible when the information-bearing laminar assembly is viewed in reflections and perceptible when the information-bearing laminar assembly is viewed in transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventor: Jack T. Richardson
  • Patent number: 6991259
    Abstract: The present invention is a business form with an integrated card. The form comprises a base paper layer having top and bottom surfaces and a periphery, a primary film layer having top and bottom surfaces and a periphery, a breakaway layer coated on the top surface within the periphery of the primary film layer, and an adhesive layer wherein the breakaway layer is adhesively secured to the bottom of the secondary film layer, at least one die cut through the top and bottom surfaces within the periphery of the form layer, through the adhesive layer, and through the breakaway layer. The die cut base paper layer, adhesive layer and breakaway layer comprise an information card wherein the breakaway layer has a greater affinity for the adhesive layer than the top surface of the primary film layer such that when the information card is removed from the form, the breakaway layer stays adhered to the bottom surface of the base paper layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Strata-Tac, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew M. Schwarzbauer, Charles L. Casgrande
  • Patent number: 6874820
    Abstract: The blank is made of a sheet of paper of a size suitable for processing through imaging machines, such as ink jet printers and laser printers. For example, the blank may be made 8½ by 11½ inches. The blank includes a front side for receiving printing thereon and at least one removable section in the card. The removable section is formed with a fold line that divides the section into two equal parts for subsequent folding onto each other. Both parts of the removable section are coated with an adhesive on the back side and a polymer sheet, for example, of polyester, is provided over the adhesive on one part of the removable section. A backing sheet, for example, of silicone coated paper is provided over the adhesive on the other part of the removable section. The blank may be provided with a plurality of removable sections so that multiple coupons may be formed from a single blank. In addition, the blank may be printed on both the front side and back side in order to provide information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Inventors: Irving R. Michlin, Ronald Eisele
  • Patent number: 6818270
    Abstract: A hologram laminate allows traces of separation of the hologram to be clearly left on both the adherend and the hologram label and hence makes it possible to prevent reuse of the hologram and is excellent in graphical design function and suitable for certification purposes. A hologram label used for the fabrication of the hologram laminate is also provided. The hologram laminate has a metal thin-film layer, a release pattern, a transparent film, a hologram layer and a surface protective layer laminated on an adherend in the order mentioned. The hologram laminate is separable between the adherend and the transparent film. When the hologram is separated, the metal thin-film layer is left on the adherend in a pattern corresponding to the release pattern. The hologram label has a release sheet in place of the adherend in the hologram laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Miwa Ishimoto, Masachika Watanabe, Hiroyuki Ohtaki, Kenji Ueda
  • Publication number: 20040051301
    Abstract: The blank is made of a sheet of paper of a size suitable for processing through imaging machines, such as ink jet printers and laser printers. For example, the blank may be made 8½ by 11½ inches. The blank includes a front side for receiving printing thereon and at least one removable section in the card. The removable section is formed with a fold line that divides the section into two equal parts for subsequent folding onto each other. Both parts of the removable section are coated with an adhesive on the back side and a polymer sheet, for example, of polyester, is provided over the adhesive on one part of the removable section. A backing sheet, for example, of silicone coated paper is provided over the adhesive on the other part of the removable section.The blank may be provided with a plurality of removable sections so that multiple coupons may be formed from a single blank. In addition, the blank may be printed on both the front side and back side in order to provide information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventors: Irving R. Michlin, Ronald Eisele
  • Patent number: 6706354
    Abstract: There are provided a volume hologram laminate and a label for the preparation of a volume hologram laminate which, when kept in the pressed state, for example, during storage, is less likely to cause spotty hologram defects in the volume hologram layer. The volume hologram laminate comprises a substrate 2 and, stacked on the substrate 2 in the following order, a first pressure-sensitive adhesive layer 3, a volume hologram layer 5, a second pressure-sensitive adhesive layer 4, and a surface protective film 6, the volume hologram layer being such that a hologram has been recorded on a recording material comprising a matrix polymer and a photopolymerizable compound, the volume hologram layer having a glass transition point of 30 to 70° C. and a dynamic storage modulus of 5×105 Pa to 5×107 Pa as measured at a measuring frequency of 6.28 rad/sec and a temperature of 50° C., the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer having a dynamic storage modulus of not less than 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Otaki, Kenji Ueda
  • Patent number: 6663945
    Abstract: A multilayer card is described. The multilayer card includes a base layer, a watermark layer, an image layer, and an opaque layer. The watermark layer is provided on the base layer and is at least partially transparent. The image layer is provided on the watermark layer. The opaque layer is provided on the image layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Assignee: ALPS Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Miyano
  • Patent number: 6596360
    Abstract: In the multilayer volume hologram 1 of the invention, the adhesive layer 5, volume hologram 6 and surface protective film 7 are laminated on the application member 2 in this order, and the breaking strength of the hologram layer should be larger than the peel strength between the surface protective film and the volume hologram layer and smaller than the peel strength with which the hologram layer is peeled off the application member and the breaking strength of the surface protective film. This multilayer volume hologram provides a more improved protection for the volume hologram. A portrait replacement or falsification of an information area ensures that the volume hologram layer can break down. Thus, more reliable counterfeit-proofness is achievable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Toshine, Hirotada Ohkawa, Hiroyuki Ohtaki, Kenji Ueda, Fumiko Noujima
  • Patent number: 6541091
    Abstract: A secure sticker is provided comprising a waterproof base portion including a paper ply, static printed matter, and a resin, wherein the paper ply and the static printed matter are sealed within the resin, and wherein the resin is substantially transparent to light in the visible spectrum. In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, a secure sticker is provided comprising a substantially waterproof base portion, a liner ply, and an adhesive interface. The substantially waterproof base portion includes a paper ply, static printed matter, and a resin. The paper ply and the static printed matter are sealed within the resin. The resin is substantially transparent to light in the visible spectrum. The liner ply defines a label portion and a removable portion, wherein the label portion includes variable printed matter thereon. The adhesive interface is arranged to adhere the liner ply to the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventors: David E. Washburn, Rajendra Mehta, Khristopher J. Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 6533325
    Abstract: A business form incorporates an improved multi-layer integral card utilizing microperforations to form ties which retain the card during machine handling and printing. The method employs a flexible steel die or engraved die cylinder with microperforations. The die penetrates all layers but the bottom laminate and the microperforations form ties to secure the card until removed for use. The combination and method of forming allows convenient removal of the card by an end user with edges on the removed card being smooth to sight and touch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Tamarack Products, Inc.
    Inventor: David J. Steidinger
  • Patent number: 6508489
    Abstract: Proposed is a value-bearing document in which the carrier is provided with a window-like opening which is closed by a cover foil which is transparent at least in a region-wise manner, wherein particularly in the region of the window-like opening, the cover foil can be provided with additional security features, for example diffraction structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Assignee: Leonhard Kurz GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Jurgen Herrmann, Werner Reinhart
  • Patent number: 6413605
    Abstract: An adhesive preventing system containing a flexible tape member that may be in the form of either a sticker or an elongated tape is disclosed. This flexible tape member has an upper and a lower side and has two patterns printed on the upper side of the flexible tape member, one of which is printed with a material that is capable of bleeding through the flexible tape member and being dispersed into the underlying materials. A pattern which does not absorb the bleed-through material is printed on the underside of the flexible tape member. The underside of the flexible tape member also has disposed on it a frangible layer of material that does not adhere to the pattern printed on the underside of the flexible tape member. An adhesive layer is disposed over the frangible layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: Consolidated Graphic Materials Inc.
    Inventor: Erik Hoffer
  • Patent number: 6410113
    Abstract: A label laminate includes a release liner and label bonded thereto by an adhesive. The liner includes a skip in the release thereof, and the label includes a skip in the adhesive thereof aligned therewith. The label is removable from the liner, and the release skip may be printed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph D. Roth
  • Patent number: 6364363
    Abstract: An optionally laminated film of plastics is described, characterised in that the film is printed on one side with a security ink. A process for the production of such a film and the use thereof as a packaging material are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Wolff Walsrode AG
    Inventors: Olaf Stöber, Christian Kuckertz, Adolf Ahrens
  • Patent number: 6352287
    Abstract: A planar form or structure is used to create a thin card capable of receiving and retaining printed indicia, including written signatures, on both opposing surfaces. The structure and related method allow the exposed carrier surface and the underlying release agent layer to receive and retain printed indicia, including written signatures, while retaining an extremely thin, yet tear-resistant, card structure. The release agent layer solidifies from a liquid to form a film capable of receiving and retaining printed indicia, written signatures, and the like which may be printed or written upon through the peeling away of the transparent lamina layer to expose the underlying release agent layer for receiving the indicia. The resulting structure preferably exhibits a flexibility due to its thickness lying within the range of 15-30 microns plus the thickness of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Assignee: Strata-Tac, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles L. Casagrande
  • Patent number: 6336666
    Abstract: In producing a film by printing on a top sheet with non-glossy surface, a first glossy varnish imprint adheres on the surface. A second continuous imprint produced on the first, adheres neither on the top sheet nor on the varnish, and the film is completed. A glossy imprint is thus provided in the film external surface which is then applied on a document to protect it from being reproduced by optical scanning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Inventor: François Trantoul
  • Patent number: 6322655
    Abstract: A planar form or structure is used to create a laminated card or other planar article. The structure and related method allow the carrier surface of the laminated article to be customized or personalized, before it is laminated, such as by adding to the carrier surface an account number, signature, address, serial number, photograph, microchip, or other planar indicia. The carrier surface is adhered to the transparent lamina across substantially all its surface area to create a strong, tamper resistant bond. The laminated card is created from a multiple-ply structure defined within the boundaries of the larger form. The multiple-ply structure has horizontal dimensions substantially corresponding to the ultimate horizontal dimensions of the laminated card or article being created. The carrier is printable and able to be laminated on both sides, yet if desired, the carrier can be limited to only a single ply, thereby reducing the thickness of the resulting laminated card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Assignee: Precision Coated Products
    Inventor: Charles L. Casagrande
  • Patent number: 6303202
    Abstract: A secure sticker is provided comprising a waterproof base portion including a paper ply, static printed matter, and a resin, wherein the paper ply and the static printed matter are sealed within the resin, and wherein the resin is substantially transparent to light in the visible spectrum. In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, a secure sticker is provided comprising a substantially waterproof base portion, a liner ply, and an adhesive interface. The substantially waterproof base portion includes a paper ply, static printed matter, and a resin. The paper ply and the static printed matter are sealed within the resin. The resin is substantially transparent to light in the visible spectrum. The liner ply defines a label portion and a removable portion, wherein the label portion includes variable printed matter thereon. The adhesive interface is arranged to adhere the liner ply to the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventors: David E. Washburn, Rajendra Mehta, Khristopher J. Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 6290261
    Abstract: A shipment form is provided including a face sheet, a liner ply, a reusable adhesive laminate, and a laminating adhesive. The face sheet defines first and second major faces and includes printed indicia on the first major face. The printed indicia being arranged to indicate an attempted delivery. The reusable adhesive laminate includes a reusable adhesive and a removable ply. The reusable adhesive and the removable ply are configured such that the reusable adhesive retains its properties of adhesion following removal of the removable ply therefrom. The laminating adhesive is interposed between the liner ply and the face sheet so as to secure the liner ply to the second major face of the face sheet. The laminating adhesive is further interposed between the reusable adhesive laminate and the face sheet so as to secure the reusable adhesive laminate to the second major face of the face sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventors: Bryce C. Waggoner, David F. Laurash, James J. DeLoughery, Nicholas N. Morton
  • Patent number: 6241287
    Abstract: A coupon card assembly (10) having a first card half (12) and a second card half (14). Both the first (12) and second (14) card halves include a liner (20, 26) and two layers of card stock (22, 24, 28, 30) sandwiching the respective liner (20, 26) therebetween. A number of mini-coupons (36) are detachably cut into each of the card halves (12, 14) through an inner layer of card stock (24, 30). The card assembly (10) is characterized by a living hinge (40) interconnecting the first card half (12) with the second card half (14) to define a dual coupon card assembly (10) wherein the first card half (12) may be folded upon the second card half (14). The subject invention provides a structurally sound coupon card assembly (10) with numerous mini-coupons (36) wherein the coupon card assembly (10) may be folded to form a relatively compact card preferably the size of a standard credit card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Saxon, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott D. Best, James F. Turner
  • Patent number: 6159569
    Abstract: A decal organization tool for products needing large numbers of decals utilizes a single large sheet on which all product decals for a specific product or product model are carried. The invention includes a means by which the previously unavoidable irregular margins surrounding the decals are effectively hidden from the eye and allows large sheet printing of decals with an aesthetically satisfactory overall appearance. An irregularly zone is added to the edge of each decal, and along with an ultraviolet responsive additive placed in the decal adhesive, allows the decal to form an indelible footprint on the product to which it is applied. The footprint, invisible to the eye, becomes visible under ultraviolet light, allowing identification of a specific decal and proof of its application to a product, even when the decal is no longer on the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Inventor: Roger A. Hansen
  • Patent number: 6146741
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an information recording medium comprising a card substrate and a print-receiving layer provided on the surface thereof, wherein the print-receiving layer is provided with a forgery-preventing layer at a part of the surface thereof, and the forgery-preventing layer is allowed to print on the surface thereof and is embedded in the print-receiving layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ogawa, Kazumi Nagano
  • Patent number: 6066378
    Abstract: A multilayered volume hologram structure of the invention comprises a substrate 2 for a certificate or the like, and an adhesive layer 5, a volume hologram layer 5 and a surface protective film 7 laminated on the substrate in the described order. When a multilayer structure consisting of the volume hologram layer 5 and surface protective layer 5 is forcibly released from the substrate for the purpose of making a photograph replacement or falsifying a personal information area, the volume hologram image can break down certainly, thereby ensuring prevention of falsification. A multilayered volume hologram structure-making label is useful for making a multilayered volume hologram structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Morii, Satoru Hamada, Hiroyuki Ohtaki, Kenji Ueda, Shingo Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 6033762
    Abstract: A self-wound, self-adhesive, resealable tamper-evident tape is provided. The tape is used to seal any container requiring a self-adhesive closure, such as bags or pouches, and provides clear visual evidence if the self-adhesive seal is peeled apart. The tape comprises a backing sheet, the upper surface of which is coated with a release layer, and the bottom surface with an adhesive. The release layer is relatively non-adherent to the adhesive so that the tape may be wound or rolled up without a separating liner. A non-visible patterned varnish layer is applied to the adhesive to create a hard surface onto which an colored ink layer is subsequently applied. The colored ink layer breaks or chips when the self-adhesive seal is peeled apart and retains this appearance if the tape is reapplied to seal the container, thereby providing visible evidence of tampering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2000
    Assignee: Decker Tape Products, Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas A. Decker
  • Patent number: 6027597
    Abstract: A method of producing a single unit phone card assembly including providing sheets of material including a primary sheet, a secondary sheet, and an overlaminating sheet; printing information on the primary sheet; applying a coating of release agent on a face side of the primary sheet; applying a coating of varnish on a rear side of the primary sheet; applying a layer of adhesive on a face side of the secondary sheet; laminating the rear side of the primary to the face side of the secondary sheet using the adhesive layer; cutting the primary sheet after lamination of the primary and secondary sheets; laminating the overlaminating sheet to the primary sheet such that the overlaminating sheet contacts the release agent; cutting the laminated primary, secondary, and overlaminating sheets to form the single unit phone card assembly and to form excess material; applying functional perforations to the assembly; and stripping the excess material from the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Assignee: Bertex Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: George W. Main