Identifying Patents (Class 283/70)
  • Patent number: 10255667
    Abstract: Techniques are described for improving the measurement of visual perception of graphical user interface (GUI) information remoted to client devices in virtual desktop environments, such as VDI and DAAS. An objective image quality measurement of remoted virtual desktop interfaces is computed, that is more accurate and more closely aligned with subjective user perception. The visual quality metric is computed using a linear fusion model that combines a peak signal to noise ratio (PSNR) score of the distorted image, a structural similarity (SSIM) score of the distorted image and a feature similarity (FSIM) score of the distorted image. Prior to using the model to compute the quantitative visual perception metric, the linear fusion model is trained by using a benchmark test database of reference images (e.g., virtual desktop interface images), distorted versions of those images and subjective human visual perception quality ratings associated with each distorted version.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Xingze He, Banit Agrawal, Rishi Bidarkar, Hari Sivaraman, Uday Kurkure
  • Patent number: 10249125
    Abstract: A method for sealing and checking a product for manipulation with a seal and to a corresponding seal, wherein the seal comprises an antenna, a chip, a measuring element, and a measurement device. For sealing and checking the product for manipulation, a step of arranging the seal at the product to be sealed is carried out, wherein the product is mechanically sealed. The seal receives a check query by means of contactless data transmission from a read-write device, determines the physical property of the measuring element as a first measurement value by the seal, prepares a response to the query by the chip, sends by means of contactless transmission the response to the read-write device, the response of the chip relating to the first measurement value, and compares the first measurement value with a reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Klaus Finkenzeller, Volker Stöhr, Ferdinand Burianek, Wilfried Rill, Carsten Bohn
  • Patent number: 10166811
    Abstract: A combination comprising a document having an image applied thereto and a security device affixed to a surface of the document. The security device comprising a first layer applied on the image. The first layer comprising a first and a second portion in communication with a first and second image area of the image, respectively. The first layer comprising a coating composition comprising fully exfoliated single sheets of graphene. The first portion comprises: a first detectable property having a first value correlated with the fully exfoliated single sheets of graphene; a first X-ray diffraction pattern; and a first electrical conductivity. The second portion comprises a second detectable property comprising: a second value correlated with the fully exfoliated single sheets of graphene; a second X-ray diffraction pattern; and a second electrical conductivity. The first and second detectable properties are not equal and together create a distinctive signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: John S Lettow, Dan Scheffer
  • Patent number: 10017001
    Abstract: Laser-personalizable security articles include multi-layer security documents. The multi-layer security document includes an optically transparent cover layer, a composite image and an imagable layer adjacent to the cover layer. The first surface of the cover layer is at least partially a microstructured surface, where the microstructured surface forms microlenses or a lenticular surface. The composite image is made by a collection of complete or partial images viewed through the microstructured surface of the cover layer. The composite image is located on or within the second surface of the cover layer. The imagable layer is a laser imagable layer. When imaged, a personalized second composite three dimensional image is created on or in the imagable layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kui Chen-Ho, Christopher K. Haas, Douglas S. Dunn, Steven Hin-Chung Kong, David B. Olson, Randy A. Larson, Travis L. Potts
  • Patent number: 10005310
    Abstract: A pocket device for papers or the like includes a major panel and a pocket panel attached to the inner surface of the major panel to define a pocket between the major panel and the pocket panel. The pocket panel has a secured edge along which the pocket panel is attached to the major panel. The pocket panel also has a free edge along which the pocket panel is unattached to the major panel so that the free edge is moveable away from the major panel to allow one or more papers to be inserted into the pocket. The free edge of the pocket panel is disposed next to the secured edge and extends transversely of the secured edge. The pocket panel has a stress relief area for reducing and minimizing tearing of the pocket panel. The stress relief area located along the free edge proximate to the secured edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: ACCO BRANDS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kevin Witter
  • Patent number: 9987875
    Abstract: (EN) The invention relates to an optically variable security element (20) for securing data carriers, having a flip image comprising first and second identifiers (24, 26) which can be detected from different first and second viewing directions (40, 42). According to the invention, the first and second identifiers (24, 26) of the flip image are present in an optically variable recording layer (30), which has a reflective layer (52) produced by a vacuum deposition process, and the security element (20) contains a viewing element screen (32) which is spaced apart from the recording layer (30) and which, when viewed from the first or second viewing direction (40, 42), reveals the first or second identifiers (24, 26), respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT MOBILE SECURITY GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Fuhse, Manfred Heim, Michael Rahm, Günter Endres
  • Patent number: 9975370
    Abstract: A method for the production of a multilayer body, in particular a security element, includes: a) producing a metal layer on a substrate; b) partial demetalization of the metal layer to form a first item of optical information in a first area of the multilayer body; c) applying a partial lacquer layer in a second area of the multilayer body to form a second item of optical information, wherein the partial lacquer layer extends at least partially beyond the metal layer; d) structuring the partial metal layer in the second area using the partial lacquer layer as mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: OVD KINEGRAM AG
    Inventors: Reto Karrer Walker, Andreas Schilling, Rene Staub, Christina Streb, Christian Saxer
  • Patent number: 9956806
    Abstract: An article includes a first layer comprising a substrate having one or more images applied thereto. A second layer applied on each image and comprising one or more first and second portions, the first portion and second portions each in communication with a first image area and a second image area of an image, respectively. The second layer comprises a coating composition comprising fully exfoliated single sheets of graphene. The first and second portions comprise first and second detectable properties, respectively, having a value correlated with the graphene. The first and/or second detectable properties each comprise a first X-ray diffraction pattern, a first electrical conductivity, and one or more of a thermal conductivity, an optical property. The first and second detectable properties together create a distinctive signature for the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventors: John S. Lettow, Dan Scheffer
  • Patent number: 9875384
    Abstract: A method for reading symbols forming a code, the symbols each being marked on one face of a number of glass sheets in proximity to the same edge face of the glass sheets, the glass sheets being arranged in a stack. The method includes acquiring, with a camera, at least one image via the edge face of the glass sheets, the observation direction being non-perpendicular and inclined relative to the edge face of each of the glass sheets the code of which is read with the image; and an image processing step in which the acquired image is processed by a processor programmed to extract information present in at least one code visible in the image and having to be read.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Brice Dubost, Michele Schiavoni, Guillaume Counil, Emmanuel Mimoun
  • Patent number: 9868873
    Abstract: An ink composition useful for digital offset printing applications comprises a photochromic material and a plurality of curable compounds. The compounds have Hansen solubility parameters as described herein, and the resulting ink composition is both compatible with certain dampening fluids and has certain rheological properties, including a low viscosity. The photochromic ink compositions are useful for providing security information in certain printing applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gabriel Iftime, Marcel P. Breton, Frank Ping-Hay Lee, Aurelian Valeriu Magdalinis, Naveen Chopra, Peter Gordon Odell, Carolyn Moorlag
  • Patent number: 9707785
    Abstract: A method of identifying inoperable ejectors in a printhead includes operating a plurality of ejectors in the printhead to form a printed test pattern on an image receiving surface while the printhead and image receiving surface remain stationary. The method also includes generating image data of the printed test pattern, identifying rows of marks in the printed test pattern, and identifying an inoperable ejector in the printhead that corresponds to a missing mark in one row of marks that corresponds to one ejector in a row of ejectors in the printhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Patricia J. Donaldson
  • Patent number: 9682444
    Abstract: Methods and systems for manufacturing microdots are disclosed. One such method comprises the steps of: causing one or both of a substrate and a computer controlled laser apparatus (810) to move relative to the other; using the computer controlled laser apparatus to write selected data at regular intervals on the substrate (820); and cutting a plurality of microdots from the substrate (830). Each of the microdots comprises a portion of the substrate having the selected data written thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: DATADOT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: John Peter Kraft, Geoffrey Michael George, Brent D. McLaws
  • Patent number: 9636776
    Abstract: A method for marking a thin workpiece is designed to prevent deformation of the workpiece. A plurality of lasers are opposed to respective opposite sides of the workpiece so as to both sides are heat treated. The lasers can operate synchronously with the respective emitted beams aligned with one another. As a result, the workpiece does not exhibit signs of deformation upon the completion of the marking. The workpiece is made either from plastic or metals and has a thickness not exceeding 2 millimeters. The lasers each are configured as either a fiber laser or a gas laser. The marking can be performed by lasers which are configured uniformly or non-uniformly and includes annealing, engraving and ablating. The marking can be performed synchronously or sequentially. The multi-surface marking could also be used to cause “distortion of the surface in a more controlled or desired fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: IPG Photonics Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Dallarosa, Andrey Nemera
  • Patent number: 9630443
    Abstract: The present invention provides a printer responsive to commands from printer driver software. The printer driver software is characterized by being responsive to two types of input data. One of the types includes text data, and the other of the types includes watermark data. The two types of data are separately applied to printer driver software, rather than integrated together prior to application to the printer driver software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: DIGIMARC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Geoffrey B. Rhoads
  • Patent number: 9604445
    Abstract: A system and method for securing a data stream containing data to be embedded in a bar code. The system comprising a printer, having a nontransitory storage medium, configured to: receive a data stream from a host computer, the data stream having at least one trigger identifying at least one portion of data to be embedded in a bar code; identify each trigger in the received data stream; extract each data portion identified by the trigger; and print a secured bar code embedded with the extracted data portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: CTPG OPERATING, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Delaney, Kyle Turner
  • Patent number: 9569950
    Abstract: A system for facilitating the recovery of a user's lost item is provided that makes use of tags the user applies to the item and an interactive voice response (IVR) system. When a finder of the item calls a phone number displayed on the tag, the finder is directed to the IVR system. The finder is prompted to identify the item by providing a unique code displayed on the tag. Once the finder provides the unique code, a server in the system receives the phone number and unique code from the IVR system and verifies if there is a user associated with the tag. If so, the server sends a response back to the IVR system to obtain the finder's message indicating the location of the item. After the finder leaves a message, the message is transmitted automatically to the user in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: EIDTAG, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Will, Jill E. Will, Justin Ottinger
  • Patent number: 9489604
    Abstract: An optically variable device uses a data storage layer with a nano-optical bit system to store data. The optically variable device encodes the data using spectral signatures (such as colors) as variables. In some embodiments, the optically variable device uses angle multiplexing to store machine-readable data and an image. The optically variable device can be used as a secure data storage medium for a large volume of data. The storage capacity can be increased by increasing the number of color variables and by introducing additional variables such as intensity and polarization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: IE-9 Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Sasan Vosoogh-Grayli, Siamack Vosoogh-Grayli
  • Patent number: 9418273
    Abstract: A mobile computing device including a biometric scanning interface that changes color in response to a predetermined condition. The biometric scanning interface comprises a layer of heat-sensing elements and a multi-element layer comprising heating elements and thermochromic polymer elements. When the predetermined condition is detected, a driver is adapted to control the thermochromic layer to change color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Peter Mankowski, Weimin Rang
  • Patent number: 9082054
    Abstract: An optical based authentication device that is attachable to a security document having a substrate. The authentication device includes: a piezoelectric material layer for generating an electric field in response to mechanical stress; and an optically responsive layer directly attached to the piezoelectric material layer, the attached layers being absent a direct electrical connection, the optically responsive layer being operable between a first state and a second state having different ocular perceptions. The optically responsive layer changes from the first state to the second state in response the electric field generated by the piezoelectric material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Bank of Canada
    Inventors: Charles Douglas MacPherson, Theodoros Garanzotis
  • Patent number: 9033370
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multilayer information page (1) for a security document, which includes an information part (3) manufactured from a material allowing at least some identification information of the information page to be entered thereto by utilizing laser engraving, the identification information provided on the information page (1) being readable from an upper surface thereof, and a flexible and bending resistant connecting part (2) for connecting the information page (1) to the security document, the connecting part (2) comprising a fastening end (8) by means of which the connecting part (2) is fastened to the information part (3). In order to ensure that detachment of the information part and the connecting part from one another leaves visible marks, the fastening end (3) of the connecting part (2) is arranged to overlap with a lower surface of the information part (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Setec Oy
    Inventors: Taru Syrjänen, Mika Holmberg
  • Patent number: 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
  • Patent number: 8936279
    Abstract: Advertisements in instances of a product are customized prior to distributing the instances to different recipients. Information about the different recipients is received, and information about vendor interest with respect to advertising in the product is received. Customized advertisements are generated for each instance of the product. The customized advertisements in each instance reflect a convergence of the vendor interest and the recipient information. The convergence occurs before the instances are created. As a result, advertising in different instances is customized for the different recipients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Nathan M. Moroney, Ehud Chatow, Andrew Fitzhugh
  • Patent number: 8877328
    Abstract: The invention relates to a data carrier having at least one printed area produced by intaglio printing and partly covered with a film, and to a method for producing said data carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Bauer, Werner Bochmann
  • Patent number: 8844972
    Abstract: A self laminating wristband separable from a multi-ply page form has a plurality of separated imaging areas, with one larger imaging area for receiving printed data corresponding to the wearer such as his name, i.d. number, etc., with one or more second imaging areas adapted to receive either printed information or markers which may be adhered thereto. The separated imaging areas are aligned along the length of the wristband so that the gap between them acts as a natural hinge point which allows the imaging areas to lie flatter against the wearer's wrist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Laser Band, LLC
    Inventors: James M. Riley, Sanjay K. Jain, Mark Greer
  • Patent number: 8814216
    Abstract: A pharmacy bottle for prescription medication is shown that conveys information thereon to the patient that is clear and understandable. Colored rings are attachable to the cap of the pharmacy bottle to convey general information. Increased surface area of the pharmacy bottle is provided for more specific information to be conveyed to the patient via the label adhered thereto. Further, more detailed information about the prescription is conveyed to the patient by ancillary information sheet(s) inserted through slot(s) into space formed in walls of the pharmacy bottle. One end of the ancillary information sheet(s) forms a tab extending from the slot(s) that may be pulled by the patient to remove the ancillary information sheet from the space via the slot(s) for review by the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Brian J. Estep
  • Publication number: 20140231511
    Abstract: A security element for marking, authenticating or identifying objects or living beings, such as people, animals or plants is provided that includes one or more layers of materials that are arranged next to or on top of each other or that overlap, which have security markings. At least one layer of the security element has, at least regionally, a crackle pattern in form of tears or cracks, nicks, wear areas or shrinkages and possible impurities, which can be scanned and detected together or separately as security features. A method for producing such a security element and to a use thereof for authenticating a person or an object, or for authorizing, triggering, continuing, carrying out and ending an action is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Human Bios GmbH
    Inventor: Friedrich KISTERS
  • Patent number: 8801044
    Abstract: A method for producing a continuous web of printed material for use in creating mailpieces. The continuous web has a width and a length, the length comprised of a series of attached sheets. The series of attached sheets are comprising envelope sheets and rectangular content pages. The content pages are rectangular in shape and may be oriented relative to the envelope sheets in a number of different configurations. In some configurations, two sets of content pages and/or envelope sheets can be printed across the width of the web. Sheets for forming business return envelopes may be printed in series with the content pages and envelope sheets. BREs may include individualized return addresses. A control code may be printed on one or more of the sheets for a given mailpiece, providing information for controlling assembly of the mailpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Denis J. Stemmle, Clare E. Woodman, John W. Sussmeier, Michael J. Cummings
  • Publication number: 20140210198
    Abstract: The present application is directed to dual rotating shrink label systems for a container with non-parallel. A base label may be shrunk to non-rotatably conform to the non-parallel sides of the container. A rotating top label may be shrunk to conform over the base label. The rotating top label may have one or more transparent windows displaying printed information on the base label.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Stephen M. Key
  • Patent number: 8770626
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and apparatus for applying shipping labels over both folded or non-folded packing slips, or the like, at a single print-and-apply station, either through use of a label configured for application to a substrate and also in a superposed registered manner to another label of identical construction previously attached to the substrate, or by using a shipping label having a non-aggressive adhesive applied to a removable center section of the shipping label for attachment of the packing list, or the like, to the shipping label prior to application of the shipping label to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Numina Group, Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel Hanrahan, Mark Woodworth, Timothy Hanrahan, David Dambek
  • Patent number: 8770625
    Abstract: An object is protected against counterfeiting by an article including an HVS-perceivable target and HVS-perceivable texture surrounding the target. The texture produces a gentle HVS stimulus modulation. Color of the target has a higher saliency than that of the texture, whereby the texture provides camouflage for the target. Location of the target with respect to the texture is a function of a serial number or other information about the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Giordano Bruno Beretta
  • Publication number: 20140110929
    Abstract: A method of authenticating a salvage item for use as a collector's item, the method comprising the steps of verifying the authenticity of the collected item; marking the collected item which has been verified and authenticated with desired memorabilia indicia; and placing the collected item, which was verified, authenticated and marked with desired memorabilia, on a keepsake holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Dawn HEIDERER
  • Publication number: 20140097608
    Abstract: A device and a method are disclosed including a tactile augmented information label or printed matter configured to allow tactile detection of the proximity of non-tactile information on the printed label or printed matter and to enable acquisition of such information using a computing device, such as a smartphone equipped with an optical input device, for example, a camera. In various embodiments the optically acquired information may be converted to speech and be read out to a user of the computing device to assist a visually challenged or impaired user or a user in dim light. Additionally, such acquired information may be presented to the user, for example on the smartphone, in other usable forms such as in large print, different fonts, different colors, lighted or backlit print, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Elizabeth Ann Buzhardt, Mary Catherine Buzhardt
  • Patent number: 8672360
    Abstract: A tactile orientation indicator is positioned along the periphery of a bill, and a tactile denomination indicator is positioned elsewhere along the periphery of the bill. The user of the bill may then use their tactile senses to feel along the edges of the bill to orient the bill to a pre-determined orientation based on the location of the orientation indicator. The user then feels along the periphery of the bill to locate the denomination indicator. Using a predetermined system associating the location of the denomination indicator with a particular bill denomination, the user may then identify the denomination of the bill even if blind or otherwise visually impaired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: George Fracek
  • Publication number: 20140042737
    Abstract: A matching apparatus which may be used for matching lids and receptacles of containers is provided with label pairs, adhesive layers and a base portion. Label pairs include at least two individual labels, removably adhered to the base portion. Each label in the pair has a viewable surface with a graphic and the graphics of each pair are correlated. Also provided is a method of matching lids to corresponding receptacles using the label pairs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: Valerie Joseph
  • Patent number: 8642161
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an optically variable security element for protecting articles against counterfeiting, to a process for the production of a security element of this type, and to the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Kuntz, Dieter Heinz, Ute Honeit, Burkhard Krietsch
  • Patent number: 8636307
    Abstract: The present invention relates to printing inks for the intaglio printing process, also referred to as engraved steel die printing process. In particular, oxidatively curing inks comprising a combination of fusible wax and a UV curing binder component are disclosed. These inks can be printed on a standard printing press, and, through a short UV irradiation after printing, allow to significantly reduce or eliminate the undesired set-off which can occur after printing and stacking the printed sheets. Using the inks of the present invention results in less set-off contaminated printed sheets, allowing for a higher pile-stacking of the printed good, for the use of increased engraving depths, of a more challenging intaglio design, and for the printing on less porous substrates, while enabling the printing on a standard printing press, and offering the possibility of using a lower printing plate temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Sicpa Holding SA
    Inventors: Patrick Magnin, Pierre Degott, Stéphane Chabrier
  • Patent number: 8608204
    Abstract: A self attaching tag made essentially of self adhesive printable plastic to be attached to a fragile and easily deformable object characterized in that the tag is covered with a plurality of varnishes which allow for the protection of pre-printing and for printing and writing on at the moment of use. The tags are delivered on large rolls where perforations allow for easy separation of the tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Brennoor Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Brennan, Michael David Moorhouse
  • Patent number: 8590941
    Abstract: The invention describes a method providing prints with fluorescent effects on a document generated by color electrophotographic print processes, employing an electrophotographic printer equipped with five print modules, where four printing stations are equipped with black, yellow, magenta and cyan toners and a fifth station is equipped with substantially clear fluorescent toners to be printed on top of the color toners or directly on a substrate of the print document. In further developments of the present invention, the clear fluorescent toner absorbs light in the UV-A range or comprises metallic pigments or metallic effect pigments added to the clear fluorescent toner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Detlef Schulze-Hagenest, Dinesh Tyagi
  • Patent number: 8590940
    Abstract: A method or corresponding apparatus for remote transmission of a negotiable instrument. In an example embodiment, the process provides a carrier that secures a negotiable instrument. Next, the process creates a unique identifier, associated with the carrier, and generates an electronic image of the negotiable instrument. After generating the electronic image, the process transmits the electronic image of the negotiable instrument and the unique identifier to a remote location. The negotiable instrument may be transmitted via a fax, a scanner, a device designed to transmit electronic data, other image device compatible with ITU-T recommendations T.30 or T.4, or combination thereof. The process may also verify the negotiable instrument has a valid endorsement, verify image quality of the electronic image to ensure compliance with financial industry standards, or validate any received security information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Lighthouse Consulting Group, LLC
    Inventors: Robert P. Popadic, John R. Popadic, Thomas E. Gazda, Stuart J. Lipoff
  • Patent number: 8585094
    Abstract: A method for deterring information copying, includes: combining a watermark serial number incorporate in a given medium with a content serial number to create a combined serial number, the watermark serial number uniquely identifies the given medium, and the content serial number uniquely identifies a content stored on the given medium; creating a digital signature by encoding the combined serial number using a private key of a public/private key pair; imprinting the content serial number and the digital signature on the given medium; decoding the digital signature imprinted on the given medium using a public key of the public/private key pair to obtain the combined serial number; comparing the decoded combined serial number with the watermark serial number and the content serial number imprinted of the given medium; and in response to determining that both match the combined serial number, determining that the content is authentic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rajendran Appavu, Prashant N Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 8544892
    Abstract: A cable port identification system is disclosed that provides identification facilities for communication, data, other cabling and/or wires and the connectors to which they are coupled found in a multi-port station. In some implementations the identification facilities can include label retention and protection and may also include label magnification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick S. McNutt, Phillip Phung, James Lee Martin
  • Patent number: 8534707
    Abstract: An information page (1) of a security document, includes: an information part (3), on the upper or lower surface of which part of the information recorded on the information page (1) can be seen; and a flexible connecting part (2) with good bending strength for attaching the information page (1) to a security document. To ensure that detaching the information part and the connecting part from each other leaves visible marks, the connecting part (2) has a netlike structure, and the connecting part (2) is arranged to penetrate into the information part (3) in the immediate vicinity of the upper or lower surface of the information part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Setec Oy
    Inventors: Jari Herlin, Maila Korhonen, Teemu Pohjola, Taru Syrjänen, Mika Holmberg
  • Patent number: 8523234
    Abstract: A set of sheet dividers comprises a first plurality of sheet dividers, each divider comprising a sheet with a tab extending therefrom at a different location and for a first length along the same side as all other dividers in the first plurality; and a second plurality of sheet dividers, each divider comprising a sheet with a tab extending therefrom at a different location and for a second length along the same side as all other dividers in the second plurality, the second length being shorter than the first length, the second plurality being divided into subsets of dividers having their tabs adjacent one another and overlaid by the tab of a corresponding one of the first plurality of sheet dividers when the subset and corresponding one of the first plurality of sheet dividers are stacked together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: CCL Label, Inc.
    Inventors: Tara M. Green, Regina A. Reichert, Monica L. Brox, Ronald Ugolick
  • Patent number: 8523235
    Abstract: A cash and check automatic depositing apparatus is capable of automatically depositing a bundle of cashes and checks inserted at once. The apparatus includes a bundle insertion opening for allowing a user to deposit or receive therethrough a bundle of cashes and checks, and a bundle separator for separating the banknotes inserted through the bundle insertion opening one by one. The separated banknotes are automatically transferred one by one and verified to check authenticity or abnormality thereof. Further, the banknotes are transferred onto an authentic check transfer path and an authentic cash transfer path to be separately stored in storage cassettes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Nautilus Hyosung Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Hoon Kwak, Woo Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 8498730
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for creating customized products using a product identification device. In some embodiments, the process involves receiving an aggregate order for yearbooks, creating a master list associated with the aggregate order and including single orders, associating at least one number with each single order, manufacturing a first portion of a yearbook for each single order with a first identifier associated with that portion and also being associated with the at least one number, manufacturing a second portion of the yearbook for the single order with a second identifier associated with that portion and also being associated with the at least one number, and combining the first portion with the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Jostens, Inc.
    Inventor: James (Bobby) Henry
  • Patent number: 8485559
    Abstract: Techniques are described for authenticating security documents having security images that incorporate multiple security features. The techniques may produce robust template matching results in situations of lighting unevenness, even with stronger occluding objects. The techniques may be particularly useful in validating a security document having a security image composed of one or more “virtual” retroreflective images formed over a background of a repeating retroreflective image. The virtual retroreflective images within the security image provide strong signals that may dominate analysis and validation of the background retroreflective image, thereby resulting incorrect authentication. The techniques provide a modified normalized cross-correlation analysis that masks out the strong signals contributed by the additional security features, such as the retroreflective virtual images, while still allowing for fast and efficient template matching to be performed with respect to the background image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Yiwu Lei
  • 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: 8424915
    Abstract: A tag system for vehicle repair shops or collision repair centers includes a set of mirror tags, a set of releasably attachable key ring tags with associated key rings, and a set of releasably attachable instruction tags. The mirror tags are adapted to be hung from the rear view mirror of a vehicle, and are reusable to allow each tag to be used multiple times while conveying different information to service personnel. Each mirror tag may include an identifier for identifying the mirror tag, a hook-and-loop attachment strip for releasably attaching a key ring with keys to the vehicle, and a hook-and-loop attachment strip for releasably attaching one or more members of a set of instruction tags. Each key ring tab may include an identifier matching the identifier of the mirror tag, a key ring for holding the key to the vehicle, and a hook-and-loop attachment strip for attaching the key ring to a mirror tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Haag
  • Publication number: 20130093175
    Abstract: A method for deterring information copying, includes: combining a watermark serial number incorporate in a given medium with a content serial number to create a combined serial number, the watermark serial number uniquely identifies the given medium, and the content serial number uniquely identifies a content stored on the given medium; creating a digital signature by encoding the combined serial number using a private key of a public/private key pair; imprinting the content serial number and the digital signature on the given medium; decoding the digital signature imprinted on the given medium using a public key of the public/private key pair to obtain the combined serial number; comparing the decoded combined serial number with the watermark serial number and the content serial number imprinted of the given medium; and in response to determining that both match the combined serial number, determining that the content is authentic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rajendran APPAVU, Prashant N. Kulkarni
  • Patent number: RE44274
    Abstract: A method or corresponding apparatus for remote transmission of a negotiable instrument. In an example embodiment, the process provides a carrier that secures a negotiable instrument. Next, the process creates a unique identifier, associated with the carrier, and generates an electronic image of the negotiable instrument. After generating the electronic image, the process transmits the electronic image of the negotiable instrument and the unique identifier to a remote location. The negotiable instrument may be transmitted via a fax, a scanner, a device designed to transmit electronic data, other image device compatible with ITU-T recommendations T.30 or T.4, or combination thereof. The process may also verify the negotiable instrument has a valid endorsement, verify image quality of the electronic image to ensure compliance with financial industry standards, or validate any received security information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Lighthouse Consulting Group, LLC
    Inventors: Robert P. Popadic, John R. Popadic, Thomas E. Gazda, Stuart J. Lipoff