And Photograph Patents (Class 283/112)
  • Patent number: 10160684
    Abstract: A method of drawing different materials includes forming a first material into a preform body defining at least one channel extending therethrough having a first cross-sectional area. A first element formed of a second material is inserted into the channel and with the preform body creates a preform assembly. The first element has a cross-sectional area that is less than the cross-sectional area of the channel, and the second material has a higher melting temperature than the first material. The preform assembly is heated so that the first material softens and the preform assembly is drawn so that the preform body deforms at a first deformation rate to a smaller cross-sectional area and the first element substantially maintains a constant cross-sectional area throughout the drawing process. Upon completion of the drawing step, the cross-sectional area of the channel is equivalent to the cross-sectional area of the first element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Flex Optronix Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Esmaeil Banaei
  • Patent number: 9552566
    Abstract: A system and method for selling services, experiences, and/or products over the Internet is presented. Customers may subscribe to a boutique product purchase feature that allows them to purchase limited offer products without proceeding through a check-out procedure. The method may include the steps of: (1) presenting the user with purchase options, (2) selecting a purchase option (3) presenting an order summary, (4) confirming the order, (5) charging an account, and (6) returning the user to a shopping page. Alternatively, the method may perform steps (1) though (5) without leaving the shopping page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Ruelala, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Katz, Cheryl Kaplan
  • Patent number: 9533527
    Abstract: A diffraction grating recording medium (3) that enhances the ability to prevent forgery and make security more reliable. The diffraction grating recording medium (3) comprises a first recording region (31) including viewing image unit cells (11a), (12a), (13a) having a light diffraction structure, and a second recording region (32) including hidden image unit cells (2a). The viewing image unit cells of the first recording region (31) has a grating pitch more than the wavelength of visible light, and the hidden image unit cells of the second recording region (32) has a grating pitch less than the wavelength of visible light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Inventor: Shinichiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8517427
    Abstract: An information page (1) and method are provided for a security document. The information page includes: an information part (3), and an attachment part (2) for attaching the information part to the security document. In order to make forgery visually detectable, the information part (3) is provided with a unique identifier (5), and the attachment part (2, 2?) is provided with the same unique identifier (5) as the information part (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Setec Oy
    Inventors: Jari Herlin, Mika Holmberg, Maila Korhonen, Taru Syrjänen, Ari Vairola
  • 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: 8403230
    Abstract: The invention relates to a card (1), such as a credit card or ID card, which has several layers laminated with each other, wherein between a first card layer (21) and a second card layer (22) there is embedded a security element (2) which has a plastic or lacquer layer (4) with a relief structure (5). The relief structure has areas (5?, 5?) with different picture elements and produces a visible representation (6) and a hidden representation (7) which can be made visible with aids. The security element is adhesively bonded by adhesive layers (9, 10) to the two card layers (21, 22) between which it is embedded, the adhesives being chosen from the group which consists of physically drying adhesives and adhesives crosslinkable by heat, preferably water-based. Upon use of an adhesive crosslinkable by heat, the crosslinking temperature of the adhesive is lower than the softening temperature of the plastic or the lacquer layer (4) in which there is present the relief structure (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Gunter Endres, Bernd Oweger, Jurgen Karl Stahl, Tobias Salzer
  • 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: 7832771
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the production of a security document in addition to a security document comprising at least one security cambric (15) and at least one transponder unit (21) which is fully encompassed by laminated layers (22,23) forming a laminated layer sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Bundesdruckerei GmbH
    Inventors: Harald Hoeppner, Michael Radtke, Detlef Märtens, Manfred Paeschke, Jens Ehreke, Thomas Löer, Rainer Seidel, Michael Knebel
  • Publication number: 20080042427
    Abstract: A security article is provided having a multicoloured image and which comprises a first layer of transparent polymeric material carrying parts of an image formed in a first colour; and at least one other layer of transparent polymeric material carrying parts of the image formed in a different colour. The layers are laminated together with the parts of the image formed in the first and different colours superposed over one another, whereby the colours combine to form a multicoloured image in the laminated security article. In one embodiment, the multi coloured image is viewable from both sides of the security article, and in another form an opaque layer may be provided on one side of the transparent layers to provide a background for viewing the image in reflection from one side of the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventor: Sani Muke
  • 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: 7202970
    Abstract: The present invention is embodied in a printing system for printing identification cards with durable full-color images using an inkjet printing device. In general, the present invention provides an inkjet printing device that is used to print images on a plastic identification card. The images are printed reversibly on a transparent media. The transparent media is then laminated onto a plastic card with the side with the images being adhered to the card. As a result, the images are viewed as being printed correctly on the transparent media. Further, the images are protected on one side by the transparent media itself and on the other side by the plastic card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Edward P. Maher, Thomas J. Stark
  • Patent number: 6544697
    Abstract: A mouldable photographic material is made up from a thermoplastic base sheet, and a primer coating which provides the key for a photographic emulsion layer. Following exposure and development, a thermoplastic foil is laid over the emulsion layer and bonded in place using an optical quality adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Digiplast N.V.
    Inventors: Andrew Cunningham Thomson, Penelope Anne Thomson
  • Publication number: 20020122996
    Abstract: A moldable photographic material (1) is made up from a thermoplastic base sheet (2), a primer coating (3) which provides the key for a photographic emulsion layer (5). Following exposure and developing, a thermoplastic foil (6) is laid over the emulsion layer (5) and bonded in place using an optical quality adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 1999
    Publication date: September 5, 2002
  • Patent number: 6220327
    Abstract: An identification booklet including a backing and a printed cover film having identification indicia printed thereon is automatically printed and assembled by an apparatus including means for holding the booklet in an open position with the backing exposed, printing means for printing indicia onto an inner surface of the cover film, transport means including an insertion blade rotatably mounted thereon, the insertion blade including a damp for holding the cover film in place thereon, die-cut means for cutting the cover film to a predetermined size while the cover film is held in place on the insertion blade by the clamp, to form the identification card and fusing means for fusing the identification card and the backing together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Assignee: Atlantek, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian S. Rothwell, Joseph V. Connors, Raymond E. Maynard
  • 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: 5972546
    Abstract: The application of Lippmann photographs as a unique security device on security documents, such as, e.g. identity cards, passports, credit cards is presented. The recording of such photographs requires a special type of photosensitive film layer in contact with a reflecting layer. Panchromatic photopolymer materials can be used and, after being recorded and processed, laminated to security documents. Lippmann photographs are almost impossible to copy and, certainly, cannot be copied by conventional photography or color copying machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Assignee: Photics Corporation
    Inventor: Hans I. Bjelkhagen
  • Patent number: 5855396
    Abstract: A postcard comprising a generally planar portion having a front face adapted to receive and hold a photographic print, the postcard further comprising a stand extendible from the reverse face of the planar portion and operable to permit the planar portion to be stood on its side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1999
    Assignee: Patrick Simpson-Jones
    Inventors: Patrick Simpson-Jones, Jean-Jacques Degas
  • Patent number: 5830561
    Abstract: A card, such as an ID card, is composed of the following layers: at least one core layer containing at least one first core component layer of a first composition, consisting of a polypropylene block polymer and/or polyropylene homopolymer or a mixture thereof and a second core component layer provided on at least the exterior face to which an outer layer has been laminated and is made of a second composition, consisting of unoriented polypropylene or an unoriented copolymer; at least one outer layer containing at least one outer component layer made of a third composition of polypropylene homopolymer and a second outer component layer provided on at least the exterior face with which the outer layer is laminated to the core layer and which contains a fourth composition of unoriented-polypropylene or an unoriented copolymer. The first and second core component and outer component layers are solidly connected with each other by coextrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Inventor: Hans Hagner
  • Patent number: 5509992
    Abstract: A method of making a printed product comprising a photographic print on a substrate, a border printed on the substrate around the print and a transparent film coated on the substrate, overlying and in registry with the print.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1996
    Inventor: Herbert R. Axelrod
  • Patent number: 5362540
    Abstract: A document laminate includes laminating sheets with adhesive on facing sides to laminate a document between the sheets, and shielding sheets covering the document and received within the laminating sheets. When the adhesive is heat activated, the shielding sheets are selected to be not degraded by the activating heat. A document can therefore be removed from the laminate by cutting along a line at one edge of the shielding sheets, and removing the document, which is not adhered to the shielding sheets or the laminating sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1994
    Inventor: Leigh L. Keng
  • Patent number: 5288011
    Abstract: A picture post card, which comprises a card body having one surface kept cleared and an opposite surface provided with an image; a translucent hard synthetic resin film laminated on one surface of the card body, enabled for entry of an address and message; and a transparent hard synthetic resin film laminated on said opposite surface of the card body for maintaining quality of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1994
    Assignee: Hamada Shashin Kogeisha
    Inventor: Sadako Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 5261987
    Abstract: A high-security identification card produced by thermal printing personalized data on a transparent image receiver sheet and laminating the image-bearing surface of the receiver sheet to an opaque card support optionally bearing background printing. During thermal printing of the personalized data, the receiver sheet is supported by a carrier sheet adhered to one side thereof. The carrier sheet is removed prior to lamination by mildly fusing the personalized data bearing surface of the receiver sheet to the pre-printed background information bearing surface of the identification card and mechanically flexing the sandwiched structure to cause the relatively inflexible carrier sheet to break free, at least in part, from the receiver sheet to enable its removal. After removal of the carrier sheet, the sandwiched structure is laminated by heat and pressure applied thereto to cause it to fuse permanently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1993
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: James W. Luening, Junneck Wisniewski
  • Patent number: 5249828
    Abstract: A printed product comprising a photographic print on a substrate, a border printed on the substrate around the print and a transparent film coated on the substrate, overlying and in registry with the print.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1993
    Inventor: Herbert R. Axelrod
  • Patent number: 5244234
    Abstract: The image receiving medium of the present invention is an image receiving medium to be used in combination with a heat transfer sheet, characterized in that the image receiving medium includes a laminate of at least one polyvinyl chloride resin sheet, and at least a layer of the image receiving medium superposed on the heat transfer sheet which receives the dye from the heat transfer sheet includes a polyvinyl chloride resin composition containing 0.1 to 10 parts by weight of a plasticizer based on 100 parts by weight of the polyvinyl chloride resin. The image receiving medium of the present invention has specific features in that no image receiving layer is required to be provided separately, image formation of a picture and the like according to the heat transfer system can be effected sharply and quickly, and yet curling caused by heat transfer is not generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1993
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Insatsu Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Oshima, Hideo Fujimura, Jitsuhiko Ando
  • Patent number: 5135263
    Abstract: The invention relates to a laminated identity card, comprising a photographic emulsion layer intended for identity information which is adhered on both sides to a covering layer and to a method for the manufacture of this laminated identity card, comprising the steps for: a) the provision of a photographic emulsion layer intended for identity information; b) the adhesion of a first covering layer to the one surface of the photographic emulsion layer; and c) the adhesion of a second covering layer to the other surface of the photographic emulsion layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Assignee: Sallmetall B.V.
    Inventor: Roelof Terwel
  • Patent number: 4928996
    Abstract: A booklet, such as a passport, for providing the identity of the holder thereof, with a picture of the face and personal data of the bookholder, includes transparent and supporting sheets bound in the booklet separately from and adjacent to each other. Furthermore, an image receiving layer is formed on one surface of one of the separate transparent and supporting sheets and an optically readable data printing section is provided on either one of the transparent and supporting sheets where optically readable personal data of said booklet holder is printed. Also, an adhesive layer is provided for adhering the transparent and supporting sheets together to sandwich the image receiving layer therebetween after having formed a composite image of the picture and personal data in the image receiving layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 29, 1990
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Oshikoshi, Yoshimi Suganuma, Hiroshi Hara, Kazuo Shiota, Nobumitsu Takehara, Kiichiro Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 4923218
    Abstract: The announcement is formed of one hundred percent cotton fiber paper on which, in colored ink, an inscription has been formed, and a lamination fixed over the paper and the inscription. Selected pigments are used to coat the paper, and polymers or an acetate is fixed thereon as a laminate. The paper chosen, having a starch surface sizing, a bases weight of from 19 to 21 pounds per ream of seventeen inch by twenty-two inch stock, a caliper of 3.4 to 3.7 mils, an opacity of seventy-eight to eighty-six percent, and a softening point of one hundred and sixty to one hundred and eighty degrees F., causes the colored ink to flow and fill-in, and stand out to appear to be a solid, printed image, when such coated paper is employed, and the noted laminates are fixed thereon. With even very limited reflected light, the announcement, and especially the colored ink inscription thereon, glows and shimmers, nearly simulating neon or other illuminated announcements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1990
    Inventor: William A. Vigilanti
  • Patent number: 4911477
    Abstract: A releasable self-adhesive film laminate designed for a sealed label or card comprises a pair of transparent films made of a thermoplastic EVA composition mainly comprising about 3 to 18% by weight of vinyl acetate and about 97 to 82% by weight of ethylene formed through a thermoforming process, for example, blow-molding and urging facing inner walls of the molded tubular film to each other, while hot, under pressure. A sealed label or card can be made easily and simply by using the releasable self-adhesive film laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1990
    Inventor: Shigenari Shishido
  • Patent number: 4869946
    Abstract: There is disclosed a unique tamperproof security card comprised of a transparent upper layer having narrow parallel lenses on the outer surface, and an image containing substrate, said two layers forming a lenticular system by which images on the substrate are selectively visible depending upon the angle from which the card is viewed. By incorporating into a selectively visible image the information necessary to verify the identify of the cardholder, e.g. the cardholder's photograph or signature, the card may be rendered substantially tamperproof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1989
    Assignee: Nimslo Corporation
    Inventor: Stanton T. Clay
  • Patent number: 4807807
    Abstract: A postcard is formed from a sheet-form member, for example a card, which is provided with a first layer of adhesive. An additional transparent sheet is provided. it is secured along one edge, preferably its upper edge, to the card. It is provided with a second layer of adhesive. A protective sheet is located between the two layers of adhesive to keep them separate. in use, a photograph or other article can be secured and sandwiched between the sheet-form member and the transparent sheet. For simplicity of production, all the components of the card have a uniform height across the width of the card to enable the postcards to be produced as an elongate strip which is cut to form individual postcards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1989
    Inventor: Eliot M. Glick
  • Patent number: 4635965
    Abstract: A method for producing an information carrier in the form of a card, such as an identification card or pass, as well as an information carrier produced in accordance with this method. The information carrier comprises a plurality of plastic layers combined with one another into a block, at least one of which contains a photograph of the bearer and/or his fingerprint and/or other readable or machine-readable data in the form of a photographic layer. This photographic layer is produced and incorporated into the sandwich of plastic layers making up the identification card in that a specially prepared film is exposed to light, developed, fixed and dries, and then the carrier layer of this film sandwich is removed from the emulsion after the emulsion has entered into an adhesive bond with a first plastic carrier layer, this adhesion being substantially greater than the adhesion of the emulsion to the film's auxiliary carrier, which is to be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1987
    Assignee: Interlock Sicherheitssysteme
    Inventor: Werner Vogt
  • Patent number: 4632428
    Abstract: An eye and machine readable medical data, identification and health insurance card provides two "leaves", each of which has two faces upon which data may appear. The leaves, which are card-like members, are interconnected by a self-hinge, and may be folded with respect to each other or made to lie flat. The data includes eye-readable material on the card as well as on a microfilm strip associated with the card, and also machine-readable indicia such as the bearer's medical history, including, if so desired, an electro-cardiogram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1986
    Inventor: Steven P. Brown
  • Patent number: 4593936
    Abstract: A universal credit card is disclosed that allows a purchaser to make a credit purchase and select any one of a number of pre-established credit lines to charge the purchase to. After an imprint is made from the universal card, a number corresponding to the proper credit line is manually entered onto the charge slip in an array of dots imprinted from the credit card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1986
    Inventor: George E. Opel
  • Patent number: 4592976
    Abstract: Provided is an identification card having a photographic image support, the lower layer of which is impregnated with a hot-melt type thermoplastic adhesive, and a laminable indicia bearing layer and a durable resilient backing to which the support and bearing layer are laminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1986
    Assignee: N. Peter Whitehead
    Inventor: Edwin N. Whitehead
  • Patent number: 4547445
    Abstract: A photographic material capable of receiving and retaining an aqueous ink or other similar materials on the back surface, which is able to serve as a post card, is disclosed. The photographic material comprises a water-proof support comprising a paper sheet coated with a polyolefin resin on both surfaces thereof, and a photographic emulsion layer provided onto one of the surfaces of the support, in which another surface of the support is provided with a gelatin layer containing an inorganic pigment and one or more of specific gelatin hardening agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1985
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Miyoshi Asahina, Keishi Kitagawa, Testuro Fuchizawa
  • Patent number: 4536013
    Abstract: A multilayered data carrier, in particular an identification card, consisting of at least one data carrier with non-user and user data, in particular with a phonograph of the authorized user, in the case of which the user data, i.e. the user's photograph, are protected by a transparent cover sheet which is glued or welded onto the card. The data carrier has a high-security printed pattern, e.g. a guilloche pattern, and the user data are copied onto the data carrier by means of an electro-photographic method, i.e. by xerography or by zinc oxide-electrophotography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1985
    Assignee: GAO Gesellschaft fur Automation und Organisation
    Inventors: Yaya Haghiri-Therani, Wolfgang Gauch
  • Patent number: 4456667
    Abstract: The tamperproof document consists of a photographic material as information carrier which is laminated on one or both sides with a transparent foil. The foil is attached to the surface of the information carrier by a layer of adhesive containing poly-1,2-alkyleneimine. The document is eminently saft against falsification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1984
    Assignee: Agfa-Gavaert Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Richarda Bochow, Helmut Bergmann, Siegfried Eikemeier
  • Patent number: 4455359
    Abstract: The tamper-proof document consists of a photographic material as information carrier comprising front- and back gelatine layers, the outer of the gelatine layers of which contain particles of a homo- or copolymer of an acrylic and/or methacrylic acid ester. The information carrier is laminated on one or both sides to a transparent foil by means of a hardenable adhesive. The document is remarkably safe against falsification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1984
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Walter Patzold, Werner Verburg, Harald von Rintelen