And Translucent Coating Or Laminate Patents (Class 283/110)
  • Patent number: 10723159
    Abstract: A multilayered printed matter includes print layers (pattern layers) formed on a medium and having patterns printed thereon, and a concealing layer interposed between the print layers. The concealing layer conceals the pattern printed on one of the pattern layers not to affect the pattern of the other pattern layer. The concealing layer is formed on a back side relative to the other pattern layer. The print layers between the medium and one of the print layers on the back side of the other pattern layer (back-side print layers) respectively have recessed parts recessed into their surfaces toward the back side. The back-side print layer between the other pattern layer and the medium has a protruding part to fill one of the recessed parts and thereby planarize a surface of the back-side print layer. Hence achieving improved appearance and visual quality of the multilayered printed matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuhei Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 10279613
    Abstract: A lottery ticket is printed on a substrate sheet material having a front surface with lottery game indicia printed thereon and a removable covering material, typically scratch-off material, covering the lottery game indicia which is removable by a player to expose the game indicia for playing the game and other game information printed on the substrate sheet material where at least part of the substrate sheet material is formed of a translucent synthetic material to enable viewing through the part by the player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Pollard Banknote Limited
    Inventors: Pierre Joseph Lavoie, Sindy Renee Catigay, Kristine Susan Wattis, Michael John Brickwood, Julia Elizabeth Cloutier, Timothy George Edginton, Peter Nguyen, Brett Charles Taylor, Nancy Bettcher
  • Patent number: 10259247
    Abstract: A security sheet including an iridescent security mark observable on the surface of the sheet, the mark having at least one zone presenting an iridescent effect, the zone being colored in normal observation with the naked eye and including iridescent pigments that are practically colorless in normal observation and that present an iridescent effect visible only in oblique observation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: ARJOWIGGINS SECURITY
    Inventor: Philippe Dietemann
  • Patent number: 10074297
    Abstract: The present invention relates to detectable warning panels, and in particular to detectable warning panels that display text and/or other graphic information such as commercial messages, trademarks, logos, directions, slogans, pictures, names, product illustrations, emblems, promotional information related to a product or service, Quick Response Codes, matrix code, two-dimensional bar code, optical machine-readable labels, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Brandbumps, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Gary Henshue, Gary LaVerne Henshue, Kent Sherman Barta, Edward James Robb, Alexander Frederick Robb, David Matthew Riggs
  • 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: 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: 8562026
    Abstract: The invention concerns a security element (3?) having a top side and an underside and a process for the production thereof. The security element has a transparent layer (33?) with a non-homogenous refractive index, in which a plurality of Bragg planes are formed by a refractive index variation. The transparent layer (33?) is of a layer thickness of between 5 ?m and 200 ?m and the transparent layer (33?) has a plurality of first zones (41) of a smallest dimension of less than 300 ?m, which are arranged in accordance with a first grid raster in a one-dimensional or two-dimensional succession in mutually adjacent relationship and in which the Bragg planes of the transparent layer are respectively shaped to provide a respective transmissive optical imaging function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: OVD Kinegram AG
    Inventors: Wayne Robert Tompkin, Michael Scharfenberg, Ludwig Brehm, Andreas Schilling
  • Patent number: 8512857
    Abstract: This invention relates to a security label for the detection of counterfeiting and tampering. The invention comprises a combination of an iridescent laminated or multilayered material with a lenticular layer. The iridescent layer exhibits an angular dependence in its coloration in reflection and/or transmission and the lenticular layer acts as a filter to light of a given angle of incidence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Qinetiq Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Robert Lawrence, Eoin Seiorse O'Keefe
  • 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: 8403368
    Abstract: The invention concerns a security document comprising a translucent carrier substrate, in particular of paper and/or plastic material, and at least one security element which is applied to the carrier substrate or embedded in the carrier substrate and which presents at least one image when viewed in the transillumination mode from at least a first side of the security document and simulates a presence of at least a first watermark in the carrier substrate, wherein the security element has at least region-wise at least one layer which simulates the first watermark, wherein the at least one layer of the security element, that simulates the first watermark, imparts thereto unexpected optical effects in relation to security elements with conventional watermarks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co. KG
    Inventors: Wayne Robert Tompkin, Andreas Schilling, Rene Staub
  • 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: 8262134
    Abstract: This invention relates to a value document, in particular a bank note, having a value document substrate and at least two different feature substances for checking the value document. According to the invention, a first feature substance is incorporated into the volume of the substrate of the value document. A second feature substance is formed by a luminescent substance which is applied to the value document substrate in the form of a coding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhard Schwenk, Thomas Giering, Gerhard Stenzel, Wittich Kaule
  • Patent number: 8211531
    Abstract: The invention discloses a security element having a coating layer which appears transparent at certain angles of view, giving visual access to underlying information, whilst staying opaque at other angles of view. Documents of value, right, identity, security labels or branded goods comprising said security element, as well as a method for producing said security element, are also disclosed. Using appropriate substrate surfaces, optically variable and otherwise angle-dependent visual effects can be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: SICPA Holding SA
    Inventors: Mathieu Schmid, Claude-Alain Despland, Pierre Degott, Edgar Mueller
  • Patent number: 8157293
    Abstract: A method of security printing can comprise the steps of printing a transparent ink onto a portion of a coated substrate resulting in printed region and an unprinted region, where the transparent ink is devoid of dyes, pigments, ceramics, metallics, and fluorescents; illuminating both the printed region and the unprinted region of the substrate, where the printed region scatters more light than the unprinted region creating a contrast; and detecting the contrast with a sensor that is sensitive to detecting light scattering differences between the printed region and the unprinted region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jayprakash C. Bhatt, Matthew Thornberry, Tienteh Chen, Erick B. Kinas
  • Patent number: 8132830
    Abstract: The invention concerns a security and/or value document, in particular a banknote. The security and/or value document has a support (1) of a paper material and an in particular strip-form or thread-form film element (2) which contains one or more optical security features. The support (1) has one or more window-shaped openings (35) which are closed by means of the film element (2) which projects beyond the openings on all sides. Applied to the side of the support (1) of a paper material, which is in opposite relationship to the film element (2), is a sealing layer (4) which covers the surfaces of the film element (2) at least in the region of the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ludwig Brehm, Klaus Weber
  • Patent number: 8025952
    Abstract: A security image and method of forming said image is disclosed wherein a substrate having an image or indicia thereon is coated with a dilute solution of pigment flakes in an ink or paint. The flakes are subsequently aligned in a magnetic field and are fixed after the field is applied. Most or all of the flakes in a region are aligned so as to be partially upstanding wherein their faces are essentially parallel. Coating the image with flakes yields a latent image which can be clearly seen at a small range of predetermined angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Vladimir P. Raksha, Cornelis Jan Delst, Paul G. Coombs, Charles T. Markantes, Alberto Argoitia
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20100253062
    Abstract: A security document comprising a sheet having a front surface, a rear surface and sides edges. The sheet includes one or more windows or half-windows formed from a transparent or translucent material. At least one of the windows or half-windows is an edge window or half-window which extends to at least one side edge region of the sheet, and the edge window or half-window includes one or more of the following features: a denominator; an independent security device; and/or a trigger feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: SECURENCY INTERNATIONAL PTY LTD
    Inventors: Bruce Hardwick, John Taylor
  • Patent number: 7794812
    Abstract: A label form which includes a backing member having a label member removably attached to the backing member and a transparent laminate removably attached to the backing member. The backing member can include a split-line crack for allowing the label member and the transparent laminate to be aligned and attached to a stock member. The transparent laminate can be located on the backing member so as not to cover the label member, wherein the label member includes an exposed surface for printing on the label member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Smead Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: William Sanford
  • Patent number: 7773162
    Abstract: There is described a signing film wherein provided on a background of the signing film is a decorative printing which forms a security feature and which fluoresces when viewed under UV light. So that the decorative printing which fluoresces under UV light is not to be perceived when viewing the surface of the signing film at different viewing angles in ambient light, it is proposed that the background of the signing film has at least two background layers and between them the decorative printing comprising a lacquer which contains a high-viscosity binding agent and is mixed with pigments which fluoresce under UV light, so that after the printing operation and the drying operation it is of a small layer thickness as a consequence of the high viscosity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co. KG
    Inventor: Uwe Nendel
  • Patent number: 7604257
    Abstract: The printed product comprises a carrier (1) provided with a relief on the surface thereof in the form of a plurality of grooves and a main visible image transmitted by an ordered screen, wherein said relief and the screen structure of the visible image are embodied in such a way that at least one additional image becomes manifest on the main image background when a lighting or viewing angle is modified. According to the invention, the angle and period (d) of the groove tracing is equal to the angle and lineature of the main image screen, and geometrical distortions whose value corresponds to the value of tonal gradations of the additional image are introduced into the relief and/or the main image screen structure without breaking the continuity of the pattern lines forming said screen and relief, whereby a nonuniform system of cross-points of the grooves with the screen pattern lines (8) forming said additional image is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Milimarex Limited
    Inventors: Alexei Vadimovich Zaitsevsky, Boris Alexandrovich Zuev
  • Publication number: 20090250920
    Abstract: The invention relates to a security device for security substrates, such as paper, used for making security documents, such as bank notes, having anti-counterfeitable features. The security device comprises a carrier of an at least partially light transmitting polymeric material, said carrier being provided with indicia. The indicia comprise a first component being at least one non-alphanumeric pattern which repeats along the length of the device and is formed from at least one fine line, and a second component being alphanumeric characters, the two components being registered to and interlinked with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventors: Roland Isherwood, David Stewart Clinch
  • Publication number: 20080238086
    Abstract: A security document comprising a plurality of self-supporting polymeric films and layers therebetween and thereon, said plurality of self-supporting polymeric films comprising a non-transparent microvoided axially stretched self-supporting polymeric film exclusive of foam and having a permanent transparent pattern; and a process for producing a security document with a permanent transparent pattern comprising the step of: image-wise application of heat optionally supplemented by the application of pressure to a security document precursor comprising a plurality of self-supporting polymeric films and layers therebetween and thereon, said plurality of self-supporting polymeric films comprising a non-transparent microvoided axially stretched self-supporting polymeric film exclusive of foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Ingrid Geuens, Dirk Quintens
  • Patent number: 7429063
    Abstract: A counterfeit-proof metal foil is textured in at least a given partial area of its surface, this partial area having a radiation refraction value which is different compared to the remaining surface area. The metal foil is suitable as a packaging material, among others for medications. The manufacturer or the consumer can check based on the given surface structure which is intended as an identification sign whether he has acquired an uncounterfeited product. If texturing takes place on most of the surface of the metal foil, this is identical to the appearance of a printed picture so that the metal foil as claimed in the invention is likewise used as a decorative foil or an advertizing medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Teich Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Engelbert Scharner, Helmut Kloss, Adolf Schedl, Wilhelm Zuser, Lambert Nekula
  • Publication number: 20080191462
    Abstract: The invention relates to a value document, such as bank note, passport or the like, which has a security paper and a marking produced with the help of a laser, the security paper having at least one partial area with a coating, and the marking extending over the border area between coating and security paper. Further, the invention relates to a security paper and methods for producing an inventive value document and security paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventors: Georg Depta, Karlheinz Mayer, Christof Baldus, Peter Franz, Max Voit, Walter Dorfler
  • Publication number: 20080191463
    Abstract: A composition or system comprising a transparent or semi-transparent support, transparent or semi-transparent lenticular or linear Fresnel lenses, on top of which a transparent or semi-transparent layer with high refractive index (HRI) is provided without destroying the effect of the lenticular or linear Fresnel lenses. On top of the layer with high refractive index, different types of functional layers such as anti-scratch or conductive layers can be applied. The composition can be used, amongst others, to secure security documents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventors: Leo Vermeulen, Johann Sebastian Caubergh, Geert Jozef D. Vermeulen
  • Publication number: 20080143094
    Abstract: A label may include a transparent layer, and a back side viewable indicia layer on the front side of the transparent layer and being viewable through the back side of the transparent layer. The label may also include an opaque layer on the back side viewable indicia layer and blocking viewing of the back side viewable indicia layer from the front side of the transparent layer. In addition, the label may include a front side viewable indicia layer on the opaque layer to be viewable from the front side of the transparent layer. An adhesive layer may be on the back side of the transparent layer. Prior to dispensing, the label may include a carrier layer on the adhesive layer. Label stock may also be provided including a plurality of labels, and with the carrier layer supporting the plurality of labels until application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Applicant: FMC Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Goetz
  • Patent number: 7220471
    Abstract: An insert film having a printed part is integrally molded to a surface of a panel body made of a resin by an insert molding. The printed part is printed on a first binder layer applied to a resin film and also is formed on the resin film in a state such of being sealed with the first binder layer and a second binder layer applied on the printed part. The printed part is formed as a trimming portion (blackout) along a peripheral portion of the resin film, and an area is formed between the peripheries of the first binder layer and the second binder layer and the periphery of the resin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyoda Jidoshokki Seisakusho
    Inventors: Kotaro Oami, Masaaki Suzumura
  • Patent number: 7175206
    Abstract: The invention concerns an anti-counterfeiting marker for providing variable entries (19) and for fixing them on a support (18) to be marked comprising: a sheet-like core (1) having at least a first colored effect (21), visible when illuminated by a predetermined light, and on the reverse side of the core (1), a brittle thickness (3) having a printing surface (4) designed to be damaged and peeled off the core (1) when scratched or erased in an attempt to counterfeit the variable entries (19), and including at least a second coloured effect (22) visible on the side of the printing surface (4) at least when illuminated by said predetermined light, and designed, by combination with the first colored effect (21), to produce a third colored effect (23). The invention also concerns the method for using such a marker and to the resulting marked medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Inventor: Francois Trantoul
  • 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: 6969549
    Abstract: A substrate structure encoded with information bearing indicia includes a substrate having a first surface and a second surface. Formed on the first surface is a first information bearing indicia defined by a fluorescent material. A second information bearing indicia is defined by a fluorescent material positioned adjacent to the second surface, the second indicia and the first indicia in an overlapping relationship. The substrate structure includes apparatus for preventing interference between the first indicia and the second indicia during a detection process. The interference preventing apparatus can include reflective or absorptive coatings formed on the first and second surfaces of the substrate, the first and second information bearing indicia positioned on the respective reflective coatings, a thin metal foil layer positioned between the first indicia and the second indicia, or a black background disposed between the first and second indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Said Zamani-Kord, Dale R. Davis, Craig S. Huston, Bruce E. Mortland, Kenneth J. Knight
  • Patent number: 6899276
    Abstract: A wrapped-card assembly comprising a data-encoded card enclosed in a wrapping. The data-encoded card comprises confidential and non-confidential information in a visible form. The wrapping comprises an opaque area and a transparent area. The opaque area covers at least partially the confidential information. The transparent area covers at least partially the non-confidential information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Axalto SA
    Inventors: Yann Limelette, Alfredo Loreto, Hayat El Yamani, Sophie Damato
  • Publication number: 20040150220
    Abstract: A security article includes a security device comprising an opaque scratch removable layer (7) on and/or in which is provided a diffractive, optically variable effect generating structure (4). The scratch removable layer (7) overlies covert information (12) on the article. The security device exhibits first indicia which relate to second indicia elsewhere on the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2003
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Inventors: Brian William Holmes, Paul Gregory Harris, Malik Alibegovic, Mark Deakes, James Leslie Board
  • Patent number: 6508171
    Abstract: An article is produced that utilizes a transparent substrate having a dye sublimation image incorporated preferably into a rear surface thereof. A light reflective coating is applied to the rear surface so that the image is evenly illuminated by a light source located behind the substrate, the image when illuminated having striking depth and clarity. The method for producing the imaged transparent substrate uses a minimum number of steps to provide a low cost high quality article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Inventor: Chris Georges
  • Patent number: 6409871
    Abstract: A business form includes a carrier sheet having an upper surface and a lower surface, and defining a die cut opening there through, with a patch of liner material mounted on the lower surface of the carrier sheet. The patch extends over the opening. The liner material has an upper surface facing the die cut opening in the carrier sheet, and carries a release coating on the upper surface. A two ply label assembly is mounted on the patch of liner material in the die cut opening. The two ply label assembly includes a transparent ply mounted on the upper surface of the patch of liner material, and a label ply mounted on the transparent ply. The form is manufactured by: a.) die cutting an opening in a piece of carrier material; b.) adhesively affixing a patch of liner material to the piece of carrier material; c.) mounting a transparent ply on the patch of liner material within the die cut opening; and d.) mounting a label ply on the transparent ply. The form is used by: a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventors: David E. Washburn, Hugh B. Skees, Bryce Waggoner
  • 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: 6354631
    Abstract: A toy for producing a concealed message by producing a message on a message paper including a busy reddish pattern and for revealing a concealed message from a second party on a message paper including a busy reddish pattern by viewing the message under a translucent member having a similar red color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Inventor: Lori K. Jackson
  • Patent number: 6217956
    Abstract: An ornament is formed from a transparent body, such as a globe, having a transparent film received therein. The transparent film includes a translucent image formed thereon. The transparent film is configured so that one or more points of a periphery of the film contact an inside surface of the body when the film is received therein. When viewed from the external body, the translucent image appears to be floating in the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Inventor: Marsha L. Heidkamp
  • Patent number: 6217079
    Abstract: A multi-part, partially pre-printed form useful as an airbill has address information printed thereon by a non-impact printer. Different configurations of the form are described, including panels overlappingly affixed together by an adhesive having removable strips defined by cuts through the top overlapping panels. The center panel is transparent or at least translucent. The address information printed on the outer panels is in a mirror image format relative to the information printed on the transparent panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: Laser Substrates, Inc.
    Inventors: Warren M. Fabel, Glen A. Auchter
  • Patent number: 6110864
    Abstract: A security card comprising a backing, a cover film, and a security image, the security image being located between the backing and the cover film, the backing and the cover film being laminated together without an intermediate adhesive layer, wherein the backing comprises an amorphous copolyester or polyvinyl chloride, and the cover film comprises the other of polyvinyl chloride or an amorphous copolyester. Also, a method for making such security cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Shih-Lai Lu
  • Patent number: 6095566
    Abstract: An image recording system superimposes, on an original image, an additional image which is same as at least any one of visible characters, symbols and numerals recorded on a recorded product and records the superimposed image on the recorded product as an image for certification. The additional image superimpose-recorded on the recorded product cannot visually be recognized and it is permitted to be visible when a universal optical filter is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Naofumi Yamamoto, Hidekazu Sekizawa, Haruko Kawakami, Kazuhiko Higuchi
  • Patent number: 6076860
    Abstract: A scratch-off lottery game including a substrate having at least one area having printed indicia thereon, the printed indicia being covered by at least one clear, transparent layer which can be removed by scratching, and at least one layer on said clear transparent layer which is colored, transparent and made of a non-scratch-off material, the colored transparent layer being affixed to the clear transparent layer in a manner in which removing the clear transparent layer by scratching results in removal of the colored transparent layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Assignee: Oberthur Gaming Technologies Inc
    Inventors: Stephen John Holman, Francois Gougeon
  • Patent number: 6037027
    Abstract: A releasing agent is applied to opposite side edge portions of a tack sheet to form releasing regions. A laminated sheet provided with an adhesive layer having exposed opposite side edge portions is overlaid on the tack sheet. The laminated sheet is bonded to the tack sheet through portions of the adhesive layer not corresponding to the releasing regions. The laminated sheet is punched to form a plurality of divisions, and the divisions are bonded to the tack sheet by the portions of the adhesive layer not corresponding to the releasing regions. Portions having a desired figure of the tack sheet are punched out to provide adhesive labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2000
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeru Nakano, Yoki Abe
  • Patent number: 5984366
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems and articles of manufacture for creating and authenticating self-verifying articles. Self-verifying articles include, for example, commercial instruments (i.e., notes, drafts, checks, bearer paper, etc.), transaction cards (i.e., ATM cards, calling cards, credit cards, etc.), personal identification documents (i.e., driver's licenses, passports, personal identification papers, etc.) and labels affixed to package surfaces for identification of the package owner or sender, which, for example, may be used for verifying imported goods by customs agents. Self-verifying article creation includes receiving recipient-specific data, encoding a first selected subset of the recipient-specific data and fixing the encoded subset along with other human-recognizable data on a surface of an article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Assignee: International Data Matrix, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis G. Priddy
  • Patent number: 5915733
    Abstract: Difficulties with removing an identification card as part of a business form and/or costs concerns in making such business forms with readily removable cards are avoided in a business form incorporating a removable identification card made by the steps of a) providing a base sheet (10) of a relatively destructible material such as paper and having an area (20) intended to be an identification card; b) adhering a laminate layer (30), (34) of relatively indestructible material to the base sheet (10) to cover the area (20) on at least the underside of the base sheet (10); c) placing a layer of adhesive (50), (52) on the laminate layer (34) and to the sides (40), (42), (44), (46) thereof to be on the base sheet (10) adjacent the laminate layer (34); d) adhering a liner layer (56) to the laminate layer (34) and the base sheet (10) with the layer of adhesive (50), (52) and e) placing a continuous, closed die cut (26) about the area with the die cut extending through the laminate layer (30), (34) and the base sheet
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1999
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventors: David H. Schnitzer, Gerard J. Maynard
  • Patent number: 5871833
    Abstract: A forgery-preventive fretwork paper comprising a support layer and an engraving coating layer, the support layer being a stretched laminate which comprises a biaxially stretched propylene resin film layer as a base layer and, laminated thereto on each of front and back sides thereof, a uniaxially stretched propylene resin film layer containing fine inorganic powder, wherein said support layer has (1) an opacity (JIS P-8138) of from 50 to 100% and (2) a density (JIS P-8188) of from 0.70 to 1.4 g/cm.sup.3, and the paper bearing an engraving extending into the engraving coating layer or to one of the uniaxially stretched films of the support layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1999
    Assignee: Oji-Yuka Synthetic Paper Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Motoshi Henbo, Toshiyuki Hirabe
  • Patent number: 5806895
    Abstract: A postcard containing an image having an enhanced depth perceptional effect is disclosed. In one embodiment, the postcard is made by printing an image onto a clear plastic substrate. The image is printed on the backside of the substrate so that the image is visible from the opposite side. In order to provide the image with a three-dimensional effect, no ink is printed on selected portions of the postcard creating translucent portions surrounding the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Inventor: Michael N. Sharabani
  • Patent number: 5782497
    Abstract: A form with an integrated clean release, diecut, removable card, which includes a multi-layer lamination of translucent paper of film, thin cast film, and paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1998
    Inventor: Charles L. Casagrande
  • Patent number: 5773111
    Abstract: A color coded warning label in which the color code has a removable opaque coating and the label is provided with a self-laminating flap for protecting the removable coating prior to use and for making the code permanent during use is described. A method for using the color coded label to quantify the level of a hazard is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Assignee: Permar Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Blair Meloy Brewster