Method Patents (Class 283/67)
  • Patent number: 10744811
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments generally relate to a transaction card having a substrate component with a first substrate surface opposite a second substrate surface; a fabric component having a first fabric surface opposite a second fabric surface, the fabric and substrate being joined along the second fabric surface and the first substrate surface, the fabric component defining one or more apertures; and one or more electronic components disposed in the one or more apertures, the one or more electronic components and substrate being joined along a first electronic component surface and the first substrate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Herrington, Joshua Edwards, Michael Mossoba
  • Patent number: 10740997
    Abstract: Front side, reverse side, and transmissive images for a media item are obtained during a transaction at a transaction terminal wherein the media item is being processed by or urged through the transaction terminal during the transaction. A substrate image is derived from the front side, reverse side, and transmissive images. Features are extracted from the substrate image and compared against model features for a given type and a given denomination associated with the media item. A decision is made as to whether the media item is genuine or counterfeit based on the comparison between the extracted features and the model features, and the indication is provided to the transaction terminal during the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Yun-Qian Miao, Gary Alexander Ross
  • Patent number: 10726397
    Abstract: Implementations provide a calendar application for dynamic scheduling and adjustment of events, such as sequential training events. The calendar application is used to specify events that are to occur within a schedule of events, an order in which the events are to occur, and a duration for each event. The calendar application is also used to specify available time periods in which the events may be scheduled. Based on the specified events and available time periods, the events are scheduled into available time periods to generate a calendar, a schedule of the events that preserves the specified order of events. On detecting a change in the inputs, such as a change in the specified events and/or available time periods, the calendar may be automatically updated (in real time with respect to the change) to accommodate the change, while preserving the order and duration of events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Michael Gardner, David Hicken
  • Patent number: 10625533
    Abstract: A semi-transparent security element which upon viewing in incident light and in transmitted light has different colors, comprises either (a) a transparent carrier substrate having a front side and a back side. The front side has a metallic layer “V-a” dyed in a first color, obtainable by printing technology by means of dyed metal pigments. The back side has an ink layer appearing in a second color “R-a” and a metallic layer “R-b” dyed in a first color, obtainable by printing technology by means of dyed metal pigments; or (b) a transparent carrier substrate having a front side and a back side. The front side has a semi-transparent metallic layer “V-A” and an ink layer appearing in a first color “V-B” and the back side has an ink layer “R-A” appearing in a second color, a semi-transparent metallic layer “R-B” and an ink layer “R-C” appearing in a first color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventor: Björn Teufel
  • Patent number: 10610888
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of the protection of security documents such as for example banknotes and identity documents against counterfeit and illegal reproduction. In particular, the present invention provides processes for magnetically transferring one or more indicia into a not yet hardened coating layer made of a coating composition comprising platelet-shaped magnetic or magnetizable pigment particles so as to produce optical effect layers (OELs) as anti-counterfeit means on security documents or security articles or for decorative purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SICPA HOLDING SA
    Inventors: Neda Nikseresht Ghanepour, Evgeny Loginov, Mathieu Schmid, Claude-Alain Despland, Edgar Muller
  • Patent number: 10552673
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an animal recognition apparatus including an image recognition unit to generate, enroll, verify, and identify the raw or processed nose pattern code from the acquired nose pattern image, and to an animal recognition method including a nose pattern image acquisition step and nose code generation, enrollment, and matching steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: ISCILAB CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nam Sook Wee, Stephanie Sujin Choi, Haeng Moon Kim, Hyeong In Choi
  • Patent number: 10546275
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for managing a calendar application. A need to optimize a calendar is identified. Furthermore, a period of time to optimize the calendar is received or identified. All the scheduled events (e.g., scheduled meetings) in the calendar are then selected during that period of time. The attendees, topics and flags, if any, for each of the selected scheduled events during the period of time are extracted. Prior collaborations with the user involving the extracted attendees and/or topics of the selected scheduled events are identified. Collaboration data (e.g., participants/senders/attendees, topics) is then extracted from the identified prior collaborations. A list of actions (e.g., delegate scheduled event to another user) is generated to be performed on a selected scheduled event based on the extracted collaboration data. The generated list of actions to be performed on the selected scheduled event is then presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Margo L. Ezekiel, Karen M. O'Dea
  • Patent number: 10539473
    Abstract: Methods and systems for monitoring an environment history of a component using an indicator array that includes energy exposure indicator pads direct-printed onto a surface of the component in a geometric pattern. Each of the plurality of energy exposure indicator pads in the geometric pattern may include a mechanochromic material, a first thermochromic indicator responsive within a first temperature range, a second thermochromic indicator responsive within a second temperature range, and a third thermochromic indicator responsive within a third temperature range, provided that the first, second, and third temperature ranges are distinct from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Eric Winter, Gregory Robert Gleason, Wesley L. Holman, Gary Georgeson, Scott Robert Johnston
  • Patent number: 10479129
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a hybrid security structure for a security document, the method comprising the steps of: providing a document substrate; applying to the document substrate, by a first process, a first element comprising a first electrically conductive region of the hybrid security structure; applying to the document substrate, by a second process, a second element comprising a second electrically conductive region of the hybrid security structure, wherein the first process is different from the second process; and electrically coupling the first and second electrically conductive regions of the hybrid security structure for detection by a capacitance sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: DE LA RUE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Robert Whiteman
  • Patent number: 10467599
    Abstract: Implementations provide a calendar application for dynamic scheduling and adjustment of events, such as sequential training events. The calendar application is used to specify events that are to occur within a schedule of events, an order in which the events are to occur, and a duration for each event. The calendar application is also used to specify available time periods in which the events may be scheduled. Based on the specified events and available time periods, the events are scheduled into available time periods to generate a calendar, a schedule of the events that preserves the specified order of events. On detecting a change in the inputs, such as a change in the specified events and/or available time periods, the calendar may be automatically updated (in real time with respect to the change) to accommodate the change, while preserving the order and duration of events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Michael Gardner, David Hicken
  • Patent number: 10385514
    Abstract: An identification document including a multilayer laminate having a core layer defining an opening therethrough, and a dynamic window in the opening. The dynamic window includes an optically variable coating on at least a front or a back of the dynamic window. The optically variable coating appears transparent when viewed from the front of the identification document in light transmitted through the dynamic window from the back of the identification document toward the front of the identification document, and appears nontransparent when viewed from the front of the identification document in light reflected from the front of the identification document. Fabricating an identification document with a dynamic window includes forming an opening in a core layer, positioning a dynamic window in the opening, and plate laminating the core layer and the dynamic window between at least one outer layer on each side of the core layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Idemia Identity & Security USA LLC
    Inventors: Robert Jones, Daoshen Bi, Dennis Mailloux, Arthur Patrick McDeed, III
  • Patent number: 10363767
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for marking a feature substance, present in particular in pulverized form, with at least one marker, with the feature substance being suitable for the authentication of value documents, comprising the step of mixing the feature substance with a small quantity of the marker present in the form of particles, so that the macroscopic detectability of the feature substance is not influenced by the marker and the marker is detectable in a value document having a security feature containing the marked feature substance by means of a spatially resolving analytical method which is adapted to resolve down to the single-particle level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Kai Uwe Stock, Martin Stark
  • Patent number: 10350935
    Abstract: A security feature, a document including a security feature, and a method of producing a document are provided. In one example a security document is disclosed to include a substrate having an embossed lacquer applied to a first side of the substrate and a metal complex ink applied to the first side of the substrate thereby covering the embossed lacquer applied to the first side of the substrate. The security document further includes a laser feature created in the metal complex ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventor: Eric MacKenzie Peters
  • Patent number: 10328737
    Abstract: High refractive index coatings having metal oxide particles are disclosed. Dispersions of metal oxide particles in solvent are also disclosed. These find use in the protection of surface relief structures. In some disclosed embodiments, the coatings or dispersions contain UV-curable resins. The coatings and dispersions find application in the field of security devices and documents and tokens incorporating security devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: CCL Secure Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Phei Lok, Gary Fairless Power, Odisea Batistatos
  • Patent number: 10331724
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for enabling storytelling on a computing device. A processor (a) analyzes a first set of media items associated with a user, where each media item has associated metadata; (b) identifies, based on analysis of the associated metadata in the first set, one or more related characteristics among the media items in the first set; (c) forms a cluster of media items associated with an event based on the one or more characteristics; (d) repeats steps (a) and (b) for a second set of media items; (e) adds one or more media items in the second set having the one or more related characteristics, from a computing device associated with the second set, to the cluster; (f) edits selected media items in the cluster to fit into selected templates; and (g) creates a mixed-media module comprising the templates organized into a desired sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Doug Imbruce, Gregory Pape, Gustav Johan Rasmus Knutsson
  • Patent number: 10268880
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method of an animal recognition using nose patterns, and particularly to an apparatus and method of an animal recognition comprising a body stabilizer unit to minimize movement of the subject animal for optimal nose pattern image acquisition, an image acquisition unit to obtain and store the nose pattern image, and an image recognition unit to generate, enroll, verify, and identify the raw or processed nose pattern code from the acquired nose pattern image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: ISCILAB CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nam Sook Wee, Su Jin Choi, Haeng Moon Kim, Hyeong In Choi
  • Patent number: 10181151
    Abstract: Various examples of methods and systems for combining online order with additional purchase during pickup of the online order are described. In one implementation, a method may receive a first order to purchase at least a first item from a user via a first channel. The method may also receive a second order to purchase at least a second item from the user via a second channel different from the first channel. The method may further process the first order and the second order in a single transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: David Jon Carr, Richard Mark Ramsden
  • Patent number: 10166809
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices that change their appearance and/or physical properties when under an external influence, and methods for their production and use. Such devices may be used as features of any type of items, documents, billboards, posters, display devices, advertisements and other items etc. and may be adapted to include decipherable content. Such devices also afford new techniques for a user to check quickly and easily whether the item is a legitimate or a counterfeit copy, either by hand-manipulation of the device, or with the assistance of an additional screening tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of Canada
    Inventors: Andrea Victoria Firth, Steven Paul McGarry, Alasdair Patrick Rankin
  • Patent number: 10157306
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for evaluating a conformance of sets of curves using curvature information from curve segments to identify conforming curve segments. These curve segments are evaluated for relative positional variations in a context of a cluster by triangulating corresponding points among the curve segments of the cluster. Little to no deviation between corresponding lengths in the clusters indicate a high probability of match. Confirmation may be done by a more rigorous pattern matcher based upon the conforming curve segments of a cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: IDEX ASA
    Inventor: Roger A. Bauchspies
  • Patent number: 10046590
    Abstract: This disclosure includes a system and method for producing a back-lit color laser image, and an identity document using this method and back lighting system. The body of the identity document may be transparent. In various implementations, the light back-lights the color laser image which may be formed of sub-pixels partly covered by non-reflective surfaces in the protective layer. The light may enter through tiny holes in decorative patterns on the reverse side of the document. Various implementations may find particular applications for identity cards, credit cards, passports, driving licences, secure entry badges, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Jean Pierre Lazzari, Jean Marc Lazzari
  • Patent number: 10032385
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, information may be retrieved from an employee database that stores, for each of a plurality of employees, a current leadership value and a business unit association. Information about an employee leadership training event may be determined (including a number of slots associated with a first business unit and a number of slots associated with a second business unit), and, based on the information about the employee leadership training event and information in the employee database, including the current leadership values and business unit associations, a subset of the employees may be automatically selected to participate in the employee leadership training event. An indication of the automatically selected subset of employees may then be transmitted to at least one remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: HARTFORD FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Lisa M DeFreitas, Margaret M Schroeder, Tasha A. Lasane
  • Patent number: 9993895
    Abstract: In the method for structuring at least one area of a solid body surface provided with a ta-C coating, by means of a first laser, preferably an excimer laser having pulse durations in the nanosecond range, a first structure is produced upon which a second, ripple-like structure is superposed by means of a second laser, preferably having pulse durations in the femtosecond range. Preferentially, the excimer laser structuring is carried out according to the mask projection technique and the femtosecond laser structuring according to the focus technique. This method allows the rational manufacture of very complex, extremely fraud-resistant authentication features and/or of esthetically attractive, optical diffraction effective colored patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Boegli-Gravures SA
    Inventors: Charles Boegli, Steffen Weissmantel, Günter Reisse, Andy Engel, Rene Boettcher, Werner Steffen
  • Patent number: 9852661
    Abstract: A labeling assembly is shown and described herein. A labeling assembly for laminating labels may include a label sheet, a laminating sheet and an alignment member. The alignment member may allow folding of the label sheet and laminating sheet. The label sheet may include a facestock sheet and a liner sheet. Labels may be pre-cut in the facestock sheet. The laminating sheet may include a laminae film sheet and a liner sheet. Protective covers may be pre-cut in the liner sheet and laminae overlays may be pre-cut in the laminae film sheet. The protective covers may be removed to expose an adhesive portion of the laminae overlay. The label sheet and the laminating sheet may be folded onto each other at the alignment member. The laminae overlay may adhere to the label to form a removable laminated label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: CCL LABEL, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Li, Alejandro Gerardo Veyna Hernandez, Anahit Tataryan, Joshua Petrie, Jay Sato, Le-Hoa Hong, Sriram Venkatasanthanam
  • Patent number: 9797885
    Abstract: A method, an article and a kit for the detection and visual indication of contact with or exposure to a polyhydroxyaromatic skin irritant found in the sap of a plant is provided herein. The article incorporates a colorless leuco dye that undergoes an instantaneous visible color change when contacted with or exposed to a polyhydroxyaromatic skin irritant in the sap of a plant or on a subject. This color change is an indication that contact with or exposure to a polyhydroxyaromatic skin irritant has occurred. Polyhydroxyaromatic skin irritants found in the sap of plants include those found in poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, poison dogwood, mango tree, cashew tree and lacquer tree. The leuco dye of the invention is Pergascript Red I-6B (1(3H)-isobenzofuranone,3,3-bis(2-methyl-1-octyl-1H-indol-3-yl)-).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: SeeLeaf Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Richard Brown, Robert David Feeney
  • Patent number: 9787861
    Abstract: A method for proactively creating an image product includes capturing an image of an object in a first environment by a device, storing a library of personalized products each characterized by a product type, automatically recognizing the object in the image as having a product type associated with the library of personalized products, automatically creating a design for the personalized product of the product type using personalized content, automatically displaying the design of the personalized product of the product type incorporating the selected photo in the first environment on the device, and manufacturing a physical product based on the design of the personalized product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Shutterfly, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene Chen, Preeti Nathan, Trynne Anne Miller, Wiley H. Wang, Shay Litvak, Marco Santini, Chris M. Denend, Mark Levin, Vyacheslav Imeshev
  • Patent number: 9754079
    Abstract: A method that includes configuring a first and a second identification band with unique serial numbers, each of said bands being connected to a signal cable attached to a sensor is provided. The first identification band is securely fixed to a first location on the patient and the second identification band is securely fixed to a second location on the patient. The first and second identification bands are connected with a bridging band. The signal cable is connected to a diagnostic test monitoring system and the patient's oxygen saturation is monitored. The first and second identification bands are configured to evidence tampering when removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: SleepSafe Drivers, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Knight, Dana Voien
  • Patent number: 9733786
    Abstract: A system of capturing and sharing media including a plurality of communication devices and a management server in communication with the communication devices and including a processor and a downloadable user interface configured to distribute to the communication devices a media captured during a defined event, the media distributable to each communication device associated with the defined event. The system further include a database in communication with the management server configured to store data related to a plurality of registered user accounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventors: Aaron C. Harwell, Jonathan R. Hawker
  • Patent number: 9723128
    Abstract: A system and method of enhancing a profile of a portable device. The system and method includes defining an event type in a scheduling tool and scheduling a time to initiate the event type. The system and method further includes associating a notification profile of a device with the defined event type and changing a setting of the device to the notification profile in response to the scheduling time and the defined event type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Brian D. Goodman, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Johnnye R. L. Tamaru
  • Patent number: 9697521
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention relate to a customer authentication system for authenticating a customer making a request related to a customer account. The customer authentication system may include multiple application level data receiving and processing mechanisms for receiving customer requests and collecting customer data. The customer authentication system may additionally include a central authentication system for receiving the customer requests and customer data from the multiple application level data receiving and processing mechanisms, the central authentication system determining, based on authentication policy, whether the collected customer data is sufficient to authenticate each customer in order to fulfill the customer request. The central authentication system may return its conclusions and instructions to the multiple application level data receiving and processing mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Timothy A. Webb, Tracy M. Pletz
  • Patent number: 9542615
    Abstract: This invention provides an image processing apparatus including a unit which generates index image data, a unit which obtains a position of thumbnail image data in the index image data, a unit which divides the index image data so as to prevent overlap of the thumbnail image data, a unit which calculates a histogram of a luminance value of image data corresponding to each partial area including the thumbnail image data, a unit which determines image correction characteristics of each piece of image data based on the histogram and performing image correction, and a unit which reconfiguring the index image data using the corrected image data to output the reconfigured index image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuhito Kigure
  • Patent number: 9539828
    Abstract: According to an example, a printing system may include a web layout module to access a set of images and generate a web layout of the set of images, in which the web layout is arranged in columns of same sized images, each column being arranged in sorted order of image size. The module may further add at least one of advertising material, a coupon, and customer information on a space of a column on which images do not extend a width of the web layout. The printing system may also include a print engine to print the set of images and the at least one of the advertising material, coupon, and customer information on a web of substrate in the generated print layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Indigo B.V.
    Inventors: David Yasinover, Ilan Meiri, Itzik Kent
  • Patent number: 9533523
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reflective feature, e.g., reflective security feature or reflective decorative feature, comprising a first element at least partially coplanar with a second element. The first element causes incident light to be reflected with a first intensity that varies as the angle of incidence changes relative to a surface of the reflective feature. The invention also relates to a direct write printing process for forming such a reflective feature from an ink comprising metallic nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: SICPA HOLDING SA
    Inventors: Richard Einhorn, Mark Hampden-Smith, Miodrag Oljaca, Jainisha Shah
  • Patent number: 9467545
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present invention provides for a computer-implemented method, including at least the following steps to be performed by a specifically programmed computer processor of a schedule management computer system: electronically causing to display a specialized schedule GUI; where the specialized schedule GUI is configured to allow each user to: define a programmed schedule object, including a plurality of availability time periods (TimeWindows); each having TimeWindow parameters, and identifying when a time period is available or unavailable for booking; where the TimeWindow parameters include: a start date, a start time, an end time, at least one day of a week, and a period type; electronically and in real-time, generating a bitmask of days in a week for each TimeWindow of the TimeWindows; electronically and in real-time, storing schedule objects associated with the users in a specifically dedicated database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: GoneBusy, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander V. Agranov
  • Patent number: 9380333
    Abstract: Displaying art work or thumbnail images representative of movies, television (TV) programs/episodes and other media content is an appealing and often intuitive way of displaying available media content in a media content browser. However, computer displayable cover art is not necessarily available for all titles. For example, an older movie may not have computer displayable cover art because at the time the movie title was made available it was not anticipated that the movie title might be selectable through a media browser. After considering this description one will understand how the features of various implementations are configured to enable various systems, methods and devices to create computer displayable cover art or thumbnail images for media titles to be displayed by a media browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Vincent Dureau, Nathan Sandland
  • Patent number: 9346251
    Abstract: A protective film product for a portable electronic device includes a protective film, one or more adhesive layers formed on a surface of the protective film, a backing layer disposed on one of the adhesive layers, and a cap sheet disposed on an opposite surface of the protective film. Micro air pockets are formed in gaps between a surface of the cap sheet and the protective film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: OTTER PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Lewis S. Cohen, Juan Maldonado, Igor Muravyov, Brett G. Webster
  • Patent number: 9269085
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention relate to a customer authentication system for authenticating a customer making a request related to a customer account. The customer authentication system may include multiple application level data receiving and processing mechanisms for receiving customer requests and collecting customer data. The customer authentication system may additionally include a central authentication system for receiving the customer requests and customer data from the multiple application level data receiving and processing mechanisms, the central authentication system determining, based on authentication policy, whether the collected customer data is sufficient to authenticate each customer in order to fulfill the customer request. The central authentication system may return its conclusions and instructions to the multiple application level data receiving and processing mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Timothy A. Webb, Tracy M. Pletz
  • Patent number: 9235869
    Abstract: A method and system for tracking goods is provided wherein the system is a transnomic code system. The transnomic code system includes a prescriber interface, a pharmaceutical interface, a pharmacy interface and a management server that communicate via communication mediums, such as an electronic prescribing switch and the Internet. The transnomic code is a dynamic code that includes a tracking code and one or more information sets, wherein each information set includes a read header and extensible content. The transnomic code is assigned to a product, such as a pharmaceutical product. The system allows for adding information sets to the transnomic code at any point during the life-cycle of a product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventors: Eric Greenman, Bo E. H. Saxberg
  • Patent number: 9221292
    Abstract: A label includes an optical function layer configured to pass light of a certain wavelength, a light absorption pattern facing one major surface of the optical function layer and configured to absorb the light of the wavelength, and a light reflecting layer facing the other major surface of the optical function layer and configured to reflect the light of the wavelength. The light reflecting layer is configured to raise an absorbance at the wavelength when heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignees: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD., SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Gocho, Atsushi Kijima, Yoshihiro Koizumi, Masaru Takahashi, Takakazu Fukano
  • Patent number: 9222004
    Abstract: A thermal laminating film is provided that has superior intrusion resistance that is well suited to addressing security and anti-counterfeiting needs. The film includes a polymer substrate and an adhesive system with a polymer component having a Vicat softening point temperature that is close to a glass transition temperature of the polymeric substrate, which typically is not greater than about 95° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Transilwrap Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy W. Albert, Robert C. Flaherty
  • Patent number: 9146521
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus forms a stamp image with a stamp image developer having a color developing temperature at a color erasing temperature of an image forming developer, and forms a mask image with a mask image developer having a color re-developing temperature at a temperature not lower than a color re-developing temperature of the image forming developer. Accordingly, when a confidential document is color-erased, the stamp image develops color, and when the color-erased confidential document again develops color, it can not be read.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Taguchi, Isao Yahata, Takahiro Kawaguchi, Ken Iguchi, Hiroyuki Tsuchihashi, Hiroyuki Taki
  • Patent number: 9098946
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an estimating unit and a hiding unit. The estimating unit extracts a subject specifying mark image corresponding to a specifying mark from a recording area image corresponding to a recording area in which an image is recorded, plural predetermined types of specifying marks having predetermined attributes different from an attribute of the image of the recording area and being used for specifying a region within the recording area by using different specifying methods, at least one of the plural predetermined types of specifying marks being recorded in the recording area. The estimating unit estimates the type of specifying mark corresponding to the extracted subject specifying mark image. The hiding unit hides the region specified by the type of specifying mark estimated by the estimating unit by using a hiding method which is uniquely determined for the estimated type of specifying mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD
    Inventors: Koichi Sato, Ryoko Hashimoto, Mohit Jain
  • Patent number: 9077830
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus capable of performing excellent image formation with a reduced amount of data transfer. The image forming apparatus has a plurality of image processing functions. The image forming apparatus is connectable to an external apparatus having a plurality of image processing functions. The image forming apparatus transmits information indicative of selected at least one image processing function thereof and selected at least one image processing function of the information processing apparatus, to the information processing apparatus. When information indicative of an image processing function to be provided by the information processing apparatus on behalf of the image processing apparatus is received as a result of determination performed by the information processing apparatus based on the transmitted information and predetermined conditions, the image forming apparatus is controlled not to use the image processing function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Koki Shibao
  • Publication number: 20150137503
    Abstract: A targeted mass mailing system and method including use of a pre-engineered subassembly. The subassembly is a unit of printable substrate which is processed according to at least one client-specified rule and which includes a unique identifier having associated code that drives manufacturing of the subassembly into a final assembly that constitutes at least one component of a mailing package, wherein the printable substrate may include at least one of paper, cardboard, plastic and foil, wherein the at least one component includes at least one mailing package insert and/or a mailing package container, wherein processing includes, but is not limited to, at least one of printing, folding, cutting, perforating, trimming, gluing, slitting, die-cutting, personalizing, matching, tipping, affixing, inserting, flipping, inverting, on-serting, labeling, enclosing and enveloping of the unit, and wherein the unique identifier is preferably removable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Patrick J. Donahue
  • Publication number: 20150137502
    Abstract: A document and an Anti-counterfeiting method for use in such documents are described. Said document and Anti-counterfeiting method include introducing a plurality of raised nanoscopic to microscopic structures, here referred to as reconfigurable structures, formed over a polymer substrate to induce optical changes, such as structural color and/or optical fuzziness. Dynamic changes using liquids provide the anti-counterfeiting measures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Joanna Aizenberg, Tak Sing Wong, Sung Hoon Kang, Ximin He
  • Publication number: 20150130178
    Abstract: A book format, and methods to create such books, where the first story page on one of the leaves of the book and a second story page on an adjacent leaf are in diametric contraposition to each other. The first set of first story pages carries an illustration of a portion of a story with each successive first story page carrying another illustration of another portion of the story, so that the set of first story pages taken together illustrate substantially the entire story. The second story pages carry mirror images of the illustrations on their corresponding first story pages. The pages are disposed so that the audience sees the first story pages and their respective illustrations while the storyteller or reader sees the second story pages, optionally with text, and the mirror images of the illustrations corresponding to the first story pages viewed by the audience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Jehan Clements
  • Publication number: 20150115593
    Abstract: A method of playing a lottery instant scratch game ticket. Each ticket provides a printed grid resembling a multiline slot machine game, comprised of symbol boxes arranged in columns and rows. Each symbol box contains one of a predetermined amount of game symbols and is covered by an indicia-labeled opaque removable film. Also provided are player indicia covered by an unlabeled opaque removable film. After scratching off the opaque film covering the player indicia, the revealed player indicia are compared to the indicia on the symbol boxes. The player scratches off the opaque film covering each symbol box that has an indicium that matches a player indicium, thereby revealing game symbols. The game symbols are then compared to official winning paylines and a prize legend to determine any wins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Precedent Gaming, Inc.
    Inventor: Kathleen Nylund Jackson
  • Publication number: 20150115592
    Abstract: A system of color coded reference tables is disclosed by which fiber optic installation workers and engineers may quickly and easily convert fiber count numbers to bundle and sheath colors. The color code used may be an industry-standard 12-color or an alternative mapping of colors to numbers. The tables convert a numerical cable count having in principal no upper bound to an identifiable color code, which may be applied to cables and related equipment in the field. The tables of the system may be printed on a laminated card or page where an installation worker may make temporary notations using a solvent-erase marker (for example to check off fibers for which work has been completed).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Kristopher Garcia
  • Publication number: 20150091289
    Abstract: A unitary special service form mailpiece for delivery via a special service has a pocket for holding and/or mailing documents, envelopes, forms, checks and/or the like via the special service. A top panel with a receipt and a label section is removably attached to a bottom panel. The label has information related to the delivery of the article by the special service. An electronic return receipt information section and a special services designation section are located on the mailpiece. The mailpiece is prepared for delivery by printing information on the form necessary to comply with the special service delivery requirements and electronic return receipt of the mailpiece. The information has a machine-readable code section with machine-readable information associated with the mailpiece. The bottom panel of the mailpiece has an integrally formed envelope that is removed before folding, assembling and sealing the mailpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: USA IMAGES OF FLORIDA, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Glenn Petkovsek, Robert Bluejacket
  • Patent number: 8979133
    Abstract: A data carrier provides health related information regarding a patient, and facilitates compliance with HIPAA by the obscuring the association between the name of the patient and the health related information when the data carrier is to be discarded. The data carrier includes a release liner, a health information label having an upper surface and a lower surface, the label including a first area on the upper surface for indicia specifying health related information and a second area on the upper surface for indicia specifying the identity of a patient, and a pressure sensitive adhesive coating on the lower surface of the health information label, securing the health information label to the release liner. A masking label is either integral with the health information label, or the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventors: Bryan W. Vidler, Frank Lombardo, Bryce C. Waggoner, Gary M. Cairns
  • Publication number: 20150061279
    Abstract: An anti-counterfeiting technique presents, to a test thermoreflective mark at a first temperature, a first electromagnetic wave. A first test reflective profile for the test thermoreflective mark associated with the first temperature is recorded. A second electromagnetic wave is presented to the test thermoreflective mark at a second temperature. A second test reflective profile for the test thermoreflective mark associated with the second temperature is recorded. The first test reflective profile is compared with a first control reflective profile that is associated with a genuine thermoreflective mark. The second test reflective profile is compared with a second control reflective profile that is associated with the genuine thermoreflective mark.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ethan E. Cruz, Michael W. Harper, Ryan M. Kruse, Arden L. Moore, Brian G. Veraa