Having Revealable Concealed Information, Fraud Preventer Or Detector, Use Preventer Or Detector, Or Identifier Patents (Class 283/72)
  • Patent number: 10800203
    Abstract: An improved polymeric sheet material for use in making polymeric security documents such as banknotes is provided. The inventive polymeric sheet material has one or more integrated and/or applied optical security devices. Polymeric security documents made using these improved polymeric sheet materials are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: VISUAL PHYSICS, LLC, CRANE SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Samuel M. Cape, Paul F. Cote, Jonathan D. Gosnell
  • Patent number: 10780456
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a jig for forming a pattern, the method and the jig being capable of realizing various and unique pattern designs due to magnetic particles included in the magnetic ink being distributed in various densities according to intensity of the magnetic force. Disclosed is a method and a jig for forming a pattern by using magnetic ink and magnetic force, the method including: preparing a jig which generating magnetic force, applying magnetic ink on a surface of a substrate to form a print layer, disposing the substrate configured with the print layer above the jig, forming a magnetic pattern on the print layer by applying magnetic force generated from the jig, and drying the print layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: IMCT Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Jung Wook Kim
  • Patent number: 10780726
    Abstract: A micro-optic device, including: a transparent substrate; first lens elements on a first side of the substrate that reveal first image elements on a second side of the substrate; and second lens elements on the second side of the substrate that reveal second image elements on the first side of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: CCL Secure Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Karlo Ivan Jolic, Gary Fairless Power
  • Patent number: 10766293
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a security device includes: a) providing a depth map of a macroimage depicting a three-dimensional object, the depth map representing the depth of each part of the three-dimensional object relative to a reference plane by different colours and/or different tones of one colour; b) segmenting the depth map into a plurality of regions based on the colours and/or tones of the depth map; c) for each region, creating a respective microimage element array; and d) providing a sampling element array of a predetermined pitch and orientation. The pitch and/or orientation of each respective microimage element array is different, and is configured such that the magnified versions of the microimage elements generated in any one of the regions have a different apparent depth relative to those generated in the other region(s), so as to form a three-dimensional representation of the macroimage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: DE LA RUE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Adam Lister
  • Patent number: 10656597
    Abstract: To provide an authentication device and method for a security medium including a reflective volume hologram having a light source disposed on the front surface side of the reflective volume hologram so that light emitted therefrom is incident on the reflective volume hologram, a first observation device disposed in a pre-designed diffraction direction of the reflective volume hologram, and a second observation device disposed in a direction other than the pre-designed diffraction direction of the reflective volume hologram. Light including a pre-designed diffraction wavelength is emitted from the light source to be incident on the reflective volume hologram, and when the light amount observed in the first observation device is larger in the diffraction wavelength than in other wavelengths, and the light amount observed in the second observation device is smaller in the diffraction wavelength than in other wavelengths, it is determined that the reflective volume hologram is genuine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Kitamura, Tsuyoshi Yamauchi, Koji Eto, Nobuko Oikawa, Tomoe Sato
  • Patent number: 10639925
    Abstract: An optically variable security element having an areal motif region provided in a depiction region with a plurality of reflective, planar facets. Each planar facet is characterized by an inclination angle against the plane of the areal motif region, which inclination angle has, as inclination components, a parallel component parallel to a target curve in a center position, and a normal component perpendicular to the target curve in the center position. For the planar facets in the depiction region, a first of the two inclination components are chosen dependent on the distance of the respective facet from the target curve, and a second of the two inclination components being chosen in a predetermined spreading range independently of the distance of the respective facet from the target curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventor: Christian Fuhse
  • Patent number: 10583681
    Abstract: Products, such as branding labels, credit cards, and currency, that are fabricated so as to include an optical security element, which is designed to provide enhanced optical focusing onto each color used in the printed image (or in the ink layer). The optical security assembly may include a carrier film or substrate. An image element, e.g., a printed ink layer, is provided on a first surface of the carrier film/substrate, and the optical security assembly further includes an array or plurality of micro lenses on a second surface of the carrier film/substrate opposite the image element (when the substrate/carrier film is transparent). In order to make the registration and print requirements easier, pixels are isolated into sections of the printed ink layer, which can then be arranged to align with sets of lenses (i.e., each set/group of lenses may be dedicated to focusing upon a particular color of ink).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: LUMENCO, LLC
    Inventors: Mark A. Raymond, Hector Andres Porras Soto
  • Patent number: 10513141
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multilayer data carrier (40) having an areal see-through window (42), having an opaque core layer (20) that is provided in a sub-region with an areal gap (22) to form the see-through window (42), and two cover foils (24, 26) that are transparent at least in the region of the see-through window (42) and that are laminated onto opposing sides of the opaque core layer (20). Here, according to the present invention, it is provided that the two cover foils (24, 26) are joined with each other across the entire area of the see-through window (42) and that the cover foils (24, 26) that are joined with each other are provided in the see-through window (42) with an embossed relief pattern (44), the embossed relief pattern (44) producing in the see-through window (42) a latent image that, due to light diffraction, comes into view when looked through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: VERIDOS GMBH
    Inventor: Andreas Zinke
  • Patent number: 10482471
    Abstract: An unauthorized-product detection system may compare data representing various authentication markers of items presumed to have been produced or sourced by a particular entity with stored data representing valid authentication markers of items produced or sourced by the particular entity. The authentication markers may represent inherent physical characteristics of the items or their packaging, or may be generated and applied to the items or their packaging to facilitate counterfeit detection and/or for other purposes. The data (some of which may be encrypted) may be captured using high-resolution cameras, scanners, or other devices, and then communicated to the unauthorized-product detection system for analysis. The system may maintain a data store of data representing captured or valid authentication markers and may store tracking information reflecting the use of various authentication markers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas James Herrington, Shehzad Mevawalla, Rajiv Chopra, Joseph Sirosh, Sachin Chouksey, Maria Christine Renz, Sarah Ann Wood, Jeffrey P. Bezos
  • Patent number: 10471762
    Abstract: A secure product, and a production method, comprising a first reflective layer, a second layer and a third layer including readable information, the first layer being enclosed between the second and the third layers, in which the first and second layers are transparent, at least a first part of the internal surface of the second layer comprises a diffusing microstructure, and the diffusing microstructure is positioned so as to cover a predetermined part of the readable information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SURYS
    Inventors: Valéry Petiton, Françoise Daniel
  • Patent number: 10438038
    Abstract: The invention provides a decoding method and system for a QR code with one damaged position detection pattern. The decoding method comprises the steps: binarizing a received image containing a QR code pattern and searching for position detection patterns, decoding the QR code pattern through the following method if two position detection patterns are searched out, recording the linear equations of the boundaries of the two position detection patterns and the vertex coordinates of the two position detection patterns and calculating the data bit width of the QR code pattern, searching out a location pattern between the two position detection patterns with the positional relation determined, determining the region where the QR code pattern is located according to the two position detection patterns and the location pattern, partitioning the region where the QR code pattern is located with grids, and decoding the QR code pattern partitioned with grids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIAN LANDI COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shengzhang Jiang, Weidong Wu
  • Patent number: 10417544
    Abstract: A credit card with an obscurable account identifier. The credit card further comprises a substrate defining a first surface with a chromogenic feature wherein the chromogenic feature is capable of changing from a first state and a second state based on an activating trigger. In the first state, the chromogenic feature appears with a first optical property that obscures the account identifier, and in the second state, the chromogenic feature appears with a second optical property that reveals the account identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Mossoba, Abdelkader Benkreira, Joshua Edwards
  • Patent number: 10410748
    Abstract: A system provides an overview of patient medical condition identifying both long term and short term medical conditions. The system includes a designation processor for designating an identified patient medical condition as being long term in response to user command. At least one repository stores information associating a designated long term patient medical condition with a patient and with multiple encounter identifiers identifying corresponding interactions of the patient with a healthcare provider organization and medical conditions associated with the encounters. A user interface initiates generation of data representing a composite display image window including data identifying a designated long term patient medical condition together with encounters and medical conditions associated with the encounters providing a user an overview of long term and short term medical conditions of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Loretta A. Fitzgerald, Vickilyn Spiotta, Christian Lampone
  • Patent number: 10359735
    Abstract: A display article includes a plurality of display areas. Display areas adjacent to each other differ in at least one of an average hue, an average brightness and an average chroma and a first object to be displayed is formed by a combination of the plurality of display areas. At least one of the display areas includes a Fourier transform hologram configured to convert incident ray from a point light source or a laser light source into a second object to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoe Sato, Mitsuru Kitamura, Koji Eto, Tsuyoshi Yamauchi, Nobuko Oikawa
  • Patent number: 10357990
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a multi-layer data medium by hot rolling under pressure, able to be marked under the effect of laser radiation applied to at least one outer surface (11) of this medium, in which at least one marking (13) with optically variable effect is disposed with respect to a laser marking sub-layer so that the outer surface (11) has a portion with optically variable effect optically superimposed on at least one part of the laser marking sub-layer and a portion (16) without marking with optically variable effect optically superimposed on at least one part of the laser marking sub-layer. These portions are produced with contents of at least one marking agent which is sensitive to the laser radiation which are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: FASVER
    Inventors: Eric Philippe, Laurence Bes
  • Patent number: 10336123
    Abstract: An easily manufacturable multilayer security element has an opaque functional layer that is arranged between two build-up layers of transmissive material. The opaque functional layer has at least one cutout. The layers are connected by lamination to form an areal body with planar surfaces. The cutout is filled up with transmissive material of the build-up layers. One build-up layer supports a feature carrier layer. A security feature, which is arranged at least partially below the cutout, is formed in the feature carrier layer and/or between the functional layer and the feature carrier layer. The cutout forms an inner window through which the security feature is recognizable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT MOBILE SECURITY GMBH
    Inventors: Günter Endres, Klaus Kohl, Tobias Rosati
  • Patent number: 10330834
    Abstract: The present invention provides a display exhibiting high anti-counterfeiting effects and special visual effects. The display of the present invention includes a relief structure-forming layer having a plurality of relief structure-forming areas that are provided on one principal surface side of a light transmissive base, a light reflection layer covering at least a part of the relief structure-forming layer, and a light scattering layer provided on a light reflection layer side of the relief structure-forming layer. The plurality of relief structure-forming areas have a plurality of convexities or a plurality of concavities having a first surface substantially parallel to the principal surface and a second surface substantially parallel to the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akira Nagano
  • Patent number: 10315455
    Abstract: A security element for a security document comprises a first, second, third and fourth line grid which contrasts with the substrate surface, each of said grid being associated with a pattern comprising an embossed structure of the substrate. A first, second, third and fourth pattern angle differ from one another. A first security information item is coded as a first localized distribution of the first and second pattern, a second security information item is coded as a localized distribution of the third and the fourth pattern. The first and the second security information items overlap one another in the process. By disposing the first and second pattern in first grid cells and by disposing the third and fourth pattern in second grid cells and by arranging the first and second grid cells in alternating fashion, specific intensity distributions occur in different viewing directions of the security document, the intensity distributions being useful for examining the authenticity of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ORELL FUSSLI SICHERHEITSDRUCK AG
    Inventor: Armin Waldhauser
  • Patent number: 10293629
    Abstract: A document (15) includes at least: one first image (5) including at least one photoluminescent pigment which is invisible under illumination in visible light and is visible under illumination by at least one first source (20) of non-visible light emitting in the short ultraviolet domain, one second image including at least one photoluminescent pigment which is invisible under illumination in visible light and is visible under illumination by at least one second source of non-visible light emitting in the long ultraviolet domain, one layer, named a filtering layer, arranged facing the second image and including at least one material, named a filtering material, suitable for allowing the wavelengths emitted by the first source of non-visible light to be filtered without preventing the first image from being seen under illumination by the first light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: FASVER
    Inventors: Eric Philippe, Laurence Bes
  • Patent number: 10289812
    Abstract: The present invention includes: an electronic document receiving unit receiving an original electronic document; a text information extracting unit extracting text and text location information by analyzing content of the original electronic document; an image information extracting unit extracting an image and image location information by analyzing the content; a verification data generating unit generating original forgery falsification verification data by using at least one of the text and the text location information, the image and the image location information; and a secure electronic document generating unit generating a secure original electronic document after encrypting and inserting the original forgery falsification verification data in a preset position of the original electronic document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: MARKANY INC.
    Inventors: Dong-Hwa Kim, Yong-Chan Ahn, Ki-Soo Park
  • Patent number: 10288787
    Abstract: The interference filter structure has a filter with a top side and a bottom side, a partially reflecting/transmitting thin metal layer, dielectric spacers on each sides of the partially transparent layer and a semi-absorbing film on at least a portion of top side or bottom side of the dielectric spacers. The filter provides a reflection mode when observed from the top or bottom side and light transmission is side independent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: POLYVALOR, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
    Inventors: Bill Baloukas, Ludvik Martinu
  • Patent number: 10259252
    Abstract: The invention concerns a security element for a security document comprising a structure layer and diffractive first and second relief structures, wherein the relief structures viewed parallel to the plane of the structure layer are arranged in different planes of the security element, wherein the first relief structure adjoins a partial first reflection layer and the second relief structure adjoins a partial second reflection layer, and wherein—if the first reflection layer is towards a viewer—a second item of information generated by the second relief structure is at least partially concealed and—if the second reflection layer is towards the viewer—a first item of information generated by the first relief structure is at least partially concealed, and processes for the production of such security elements and security documents formed therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: LEONHARD KURZ STIFTUNG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Juri Attner, Rene Staub, Klaus Weber
  • Patent number: 10249222
    Abstract: Label apparatus having identification tags and tamper evident pattern release layers and methods of producing such labels are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a first substrate, a first pattern of adhesive, a tamper-evident release layer, a second pattern of adhesive, a tag, a third pattern of adhesive, and a second substrate. The first pattern of adhesive includes a first adhesive. The first pattern of adhesive and the tamper-evident release layer are disposed on the first substrate. The second and third patterns of adhesive include a second adhesive. The second pattern of adhesive is disposed on the first substrate and surrounded by the first pattern of adhesive. The tag includes a remaining portion coupled to the first pattern of adhesive and a removable portion coupled to the second pattern of adhesive. The third pattern of adhesive is coupled to the tag, the first pattern of adhesive, and the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventors: Gretchen M. Tobol, James Warmus
  • Patent number: 10242259
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods, a system and an analyze server for verifying the authenticity of identity documents and extracting textual information therefrom. The presence of the identity document in a slot of a scanner is detected and three different images of the identity document are acquired when the identity document is illuminated with white light, UV light and IR light, respectively. The images are encrypted and sent to an analyze server which determines the authenticity of the identity and extracts textual information. The analyze server generates an encrypted verification report including textual information extracted from the identity document and sends it to the scanner, which in turn sends a first signal to an indicating device for indicating the state of the authenticity of the identity document and the textual information to a Point of Sale (POS) system in response to verifying the identity document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: 365id AB
    Inventor: Johan Hagelin
  • Patent number: 10232247
    Abstract: A redundantly printed security-enhanced document, printing method and system are provided for ensuring the meaning of the information imparted by variable indicia printed on documents with removable scratch-off coatings by the redundant printing. By printing the variable indicia with multiple colors, redundancy and integrity of the intended indicia is achieved. Additionally, inverted color indicia countermeasures to pinprick attacks are also disclosed. The redundantly printed document, methods and systems enhance the overall appearance of the redundantly printed document, and reduce the consequences possibly resulting from misprinted variable indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hydra Management LLC
    Inventors: Fred W. Finnerty, Kenneth E. Irwin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10214045
    Abstract: The invention relates to a security element having a coating consisting of a material which has an optically variable effect, in particular a colour shift effect, and has recesses that can be recognised in transmitted light, wherein the security element comprises a support substrate, a partial layer with recesses, and a layer structure that generates a colour shift effect, characterised in that the security element, on the face which has the coating consisting of the material that has an optically variable effect, comprises one or more partial coatings consisting of a layer which has colours that are transparent in visible light and fluorescent in UV light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: HUECK FOLIEN GES.M.B.H.
    Inventor: Marco Mayrhofer
  • Patent number: 10195889
    Abstract: An optically variable element has first and second diffraction gratings which are high-frequency and therefore act reflectively into the zero diffraction order. Either a first color is generated by the first diffraction grating at a particular angle of rotation and a particular angle of illumination and simultaneously a second color, different from the first color, is generated by the second diffraction grating or a visible color is generated essentially only by the first diffraction grating at a first angle of rotation and a visible color is generated essentially only by the second diffraction grating at a second angle of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co. KG, OVD Kinegram AG
    Inventors: Ludwig Brehm, Sebastian Mader, Andreas Schilling, Wayne Robert Tompkin, Harald Walter
  • Patent number: 10166808
    Abstract: Optically variable security threads or stripes to be incorporated into or onto security documents, relate to the field of the protection of value documents and value commercial goods against counterfeit and illegal reproduction. The security threads or stripes comprise a) an optically variable layer; b) a color constant layer having a color matching the color impression of the optically variable layer at a viewing angle; c) a holographic metallic layer; and d) and a transparent substrate, wherein the optically variable layer, the color constant layer and the holographic metallic layer are at least partially jointly visible from at least one side of the security thread or stripe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignees: SICPA HOLDING SA, CHINA BANKNOTE SICPA SECURITY INK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gebhard Ritter, Pierre Degott, Xiang Li, Fang Yuan
  • Patent number: 10136717
    Abstract: A waterproof enclosure for enclosing an electronic component includes an outer shell having a penetrating hole formed therethrough, a waterproof filter having air permeability and covering the penetrating hole, and a projecting part projecting from an outer surface of the outer shell and covering the penetrating hole, wherein the projecting part includes a plurality of vent holes connecting the penetrating hole to outside space, and wherein each of the vent holes is delimited by a sloping surface extending at an angle from the outer surface toward the penetrating hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuya Shuto
  • Patent number: 10124621
    Abstract: An optically variable see-through security element for securing value objects with a flat, optically variable area pattern that in transmission shows a colored appearance with a viewing-angle-dependent, polychrome color change. The optically variable area pattern includes a multiplicity of facets acting in a substantially ray-optical manner, and the orientation is distinguished in each case by an inclination angle ? relative to the plane of the area pattern, which inclination angle is between 0° and 45°, and by an azimuth angle ? in the plane of the area pattern. The facets are supplied with an interference layer with a viewing-angle-dependent color change in transmitted light. The optically variable area pattern includes at least two subregions having a multiplicity of identically oriented facets. The facets of the at least two subregions differ from each other with respect to the inclination angle relative to the plane and/or the azimuth angle in the plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventor: Christian Fuhse
  • Patent number: 10121509
    Abstract: Authentication of discs occurs by the use of interferometric authentication data. Such authentication data of a data disc is generated based on an interference pattern associated with thickness variations of a material layer on the disc. The interference pattern represents a unique fingerprint that can be used for authentication of individual discs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Alan Bruce Hamersley, John Matthew Town, Holger Hofmann
  • Patent number: 10093125
    Abstract: A multiple-image display body includes a spacer layer, a line tone barrier layer stacked on the first surface of the spacer layer, and a multiple-image formation layer stacked on the second surface of the spacer layer. The line tone barrier layer includes first regions, which transmit electromagnetic waves, and second regions, which absorb electromagnetic waves. The multiple-image formation layer includes images that are visible when observed from specific angles over the first regions of the line tone barrier. The image is formed by a contrast resulting from an area ratio of the third region, which scatters electromagnetic waves, and the fourth region, which absorbs electromagnetic waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Yashiki, Akira Kubo
  • Patent number: 10083470
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for generating digital fantasy sports memorabilia including: providing a digital fantasy sports memorabilia signor with a digital fantasy sports photograph, a digital fantasy sports jersey, or a combination thereof; receiving at least one of an electronic signature or an electronic written message from the fantasy sports digital memorabilia signor to be embedded in the digital fantasy sports photograph, the digital fantasy sports jersey, or the combination thereof; embedding the at least one of an electronic signature or an electronic written message from the digital fantasy sports memorabilia signor into the digital fantasy sports photograph, the digital fantasy sports jersey, or a combination thereof to form the generated digital fantasy sports memorabilia; sending the generated digital fantasy sports memorabilia including the electronic signature and the electronic written message to a verification service to verify authenticity of the electronic signature and electronic w
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: AUTOGRAPHY LLC
    Inventors: Thomas J. Waters, Robert N. Barrett
  • Patent number: 10081213
    Abstract: An optically variable security element for securing valuable articles that viewing-angle-dependently displays a motif having at least one curve depiction that, from a first viewing direction, is visible as an initial curve having two or more connected, non-collinear segments and that, when the security element is tilted about a predetermined axis, splits into the individual segments in that the segments of the initial curve move alternatingly in different directions away from the initial curve. Each of the segments has associated with it one movement segment in the form of a sub-region of an areal motif region, such that, from the first viewing direction, the segments display the initial curve having the connected segments and that, from viewing directions tilted about the predetermined axis, they display curve depictions in which, with increasing tilt angle, the segments lie alternatingly in different directions increasingly further away from the initial curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventor: Christian Fuhse
  • Patent number: 10037460
    Abstract: Some implementations provide a machine-assisted method for screening a person, the method including: receiving, at a scanning device, an identification document presented by the person, the identification document showing a machine-readable code that encodes personally identifiable information of the person, a biometric of the person, and printed information; scanning the machine-readable code on the identification document to extract personally identifiable information of the person; comparing the extracted personally identifiable information against records stored at a database; determining that the extracted personal identifiable information matches a record stored at the database; receiving data encoding the biometric of the person on the identification document for comparison with the person presenting the identification document; receiving a determination that the biometric from the identification document identifies the person presenting the identification document; and determining whether the identifi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: MorphoTrust USA, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Andrew Eckel, Thiagarajan Saravanan
  • Patent number: 10022999
    Abstract: A security device including a substrate carrying a surface relief optically variable effect generating structure formed by the super position of three diffractive image generating structures (rear, surface and front planes) which respond to respectively different color components or wavelength ranges of white light to generate a first, substantially achromatic image or background pattern located in a plane spaced from the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: DE LA RUE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Brian William Holmes
  • Patent number: 10007036
    Abstract: An image display is to be transferred from a support onto a substrate and displays an image including personal information. The image display includes a base layer releasably supported by the support and having a light-transmitting property, and an image display layer including a hologram and/or diffraction grating and transferred onto the base layer by a thermal transfer method using a thermal head. The image display layer displays an image including at least a piece of the personal information. An individual authentication medium including the image display, and manufacturing methods of the image display and individual authentication medium are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Shinoda, Hirotaka Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9997090
    Abstract: A display includes a first optical effect layer including a first interface part, the first interface part being provided with recesses or protrusions arranged two-dimensionally at the minimum center-to-center distance in a range of 200 nm to 500 nm, each of the recesses or protrusions having a forward-tapered shape; a reflective material layer covering at least a part of the first interface part; and a second optical effect layer including, at a position of a first portion of the first interface part that is covered with the reflective material layer, a portion that faces the reflective material layer with the first optical effect layer interposed therebetween or faces the first optical effect layer with the reflective material layer interposed therebetween, the second optical effect layer containing at least one of a cholesteric liquid crystal, a pearl pigment and a multilayer interference film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu Watanabe, Mihoko Nagayoshi, Takashi Uehara, Hideki Ochiai
  • Patent number: 9984264
    Abstract: A data encoding and decoding system including an encoding apparatus and a decoding apparatus is provided. The encoding apparatus is configured to patternize a data. The encoding apparatus displays the patternized data in a manner of dynamic twinkling. The patternized data twinkles in a predetermined frequency. The decoding apparatus is coupled to the encoding apparatus. The decoding apparatus is configured to capture the data which dynamically twinkles in a predetermined time period. The decoding apparatus performs a data processing operation on the captured data to identify the captured data. In addition, a data encoding and decoding method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Lih-Guong Jang, Yu-Jung Chang, Yi-Yuan Chen, Wen-Kuei Lai, Nien-Chu Wu
  • Patent number: 9984595
    Abstract: The security sticker and method for banking cards includes security stickers that provide protection of information displayed on cards, by allowing users to apply an adhesive backed, tamper evident, camouflaged sticker over any information the user wishes to protect. Different embodiments of the security stickers are provided for users having different kinds of banking cards. An adhesive sticker kit for banking cards includes at least two adhesive stickers to cover the front and back of the bank account numbers displayed on the cards, at least one sticker of different size covering the security code of the cards, another sticker advising to “Check Photo ID” of user, and at least one sticker displays account information protection advisory statements. The security sticker substrate has a top layer that will crack if someone attempts to remove the sticker from the card, thereby alerting the cardholder that someone has tampered with the banking card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventors: Joanne M. Snow, Raymond J. Snow, Susan S. Polachek
  • Patent number: 9956805
    Abstract: An anti-counterfeit medium, a method for manufacturing the same and a method for preventing counterfeiting are provided. The anti-counterfeit medium includes a retardation layer having birefringence and a reflection layer, and identification data is recorded in the anti-counterfeit medium. The identification data is divided into a plurality of partial images, and a plurality of transparent areas which correspond to the plurality of partial images are disposed adjacent to each other in the same plane so as to form the retardation layer, the plurality of transparent areas having optical axes which are oriented in different directions from each other in a rotation direction. The identification data includes biometric information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mihoko Ohkawa, Hideki Ochiai, Kota Aono, Yuki Kotegawa
  • Patent number: 9938667
    Abstract: A security document (1) comprises a paper document substrate (11) and a security element (2) embedded in said document substrate (11). The security element comprises an element substrate (21) and a material (22) sensitive to laser light. The method comprises the step of directing laser light (41) onto the document substrate (11) so as to alter said material (22), so as to provide said security element (2) with a detectable marking (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: FÁBRICA NACIONAL DE MONEDA Y TIMBRE-REAL CASA DE LA MONEDA
    Inventors: Antonio Olmos, Maurizio Lazzerini, Vicente Garcia Juez
  • Patent number: 9919512
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of marking an item with naturally-derived or synthetic non-natural polymeric marker molecules, such as a DNA or Peptide marker in conjunction with optional visible or rapid scan reporters for authenticating or tracking, in which the method includes providing an item for marking, and applying a medium including a DNA marker to the item. The invention further provides methods for stably binding and immobilizing activated deoxyribonucleic acid onto objects and substrates. The method includes exposing the deoxyribonucleic acid to alkaline conditions, and contacting the deoxyribonucleic acid to the object or substrate. Also provided are methods for increasing the recoverability of taggants from an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: APDN (B.V.I.) INC.
    Inventors: Lawrence Jung, James A. Hayward, MingHwa Benjamin Liang, Abdelkrim Berrada
  • Patent number: 9908361
    Abstract: There is described a printed security feature (10) provided onto a printable substrate, which printed security feature includes a printed area (11) with at least a first printed section consisting of a multiplicity of geometric elements (GE, 15) printed with a given distribution over the printed area. The geometric elements are printed with at least first and second inks which exhibit the same or substantially the same optical appearance when illuminated with visible white light, such that the printed security feature produces a first graphical representation (A1) when illuminated with visible white light. At least the first ink is an ink which responds to non-visible light excitation by producing a characteristic optical response differentiating the first ink from the second ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: KBA-NotaSys SA
    Inventors: Johannes Georg Schaede, Alexander Fellmann
  • Patent number: 9878574
    Abstract: A non-embossed security foil formed by a first taggant and a second taggant each positioned on a metallic surface and optically reactive to different stimuli for confirming the authenticity of important documents is provided. Each taggant defines a different color when exposed to an associated optical stimulus such as an infrared (IR) laser pen, allowing for the creation of multiple color, in register indicia or images that are covertly embedded into official documents and which are otherwise invisible to the naked eye. A method of utilizing taggants that are optically reactive to stimuli of different wavelengths is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: YPB Group, Ltd.
    Inventor: Timothy P. Merchant
  • Patent number: 9873985
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coated printing paper for an industrial inkjet printing press having a base paper, and at least two layers of coating layers arranged on at least one surface of the base paper; a first coating layer that is located at a farthest position from the base paper among the at least two layers of coating layers containing a pigment and a binder as main components, a peak existing in the range of 0.010 ?m to 0.030 ?m in a pore size distribution curve thereof, at least one type of the pigment thereof being ground calcium carbonate, and the content thereof being 60 parts by mass or more per 100 parts by mass total of all pigment(s) contained in the first coating layer; and a second coating layer that is in contact with the first coating layer among the at least two layers of coating layers containing a pigment and a binder as main components, and a peak existing in the range of 0.080 ?m to 0.300 ?m in a pore size distribution curve thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Paper Mills Limited
    Inventors: Masanori Nagoshi, Toru Kaneko
  • Patent number: 9873281
    Abstract: A single layer image projection system that is made up of an arrangement of optionally reflective arcuate elements having an upper arcuate surface, a lower surface, and an arcuate area bounded by the upper arcuate and lower surfaces, and an optionally reflective pattern of image relief microstructures disposed on or within at least some of the upper arcuate surfaces of the arcuate elements, is provided. The arrangement of optionally reflective arcuate elements and the optionally reflective pattern of image relief microstructures are in a single layer and interact to project one or more images. For an upper arcuate surface with convex surface curvature, the image relief microstructures extend downwardly from this surface terminating within the arcuate area, and for an upper arcuate surface with concave surface curvature, the image relief microstructures extend upwardly from this surface terminating within an area defined by the curvature of the upper arcuate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Visual Physics, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel M. Cape, Richard A. Steenblik, Gregory R. Jordan
  • Patent number: 9827802
    Abstract: A security element (1) for a security paper, value document or the like, having a carrier (8) which has an areal region (3) which is divided into a multiplicity of pixels (4) which respectively includes at least one optically active facet (5), whereby the majority of the pixels (4) respectively have several of the optically active facets (5) of identical orientation per pixel (4), and the facets (5) are so oriented that the areal region (3) is perceptible to a viewer as an area that protrudes and/or recedes relative to its actual spatial form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Fuhse, Michael Rahm, Andreas Rauch, Wittich Kaule
  • Patent number: 9824611
    Abstract: An advertising apparatus including a body portion adapted to be one or both of connected to or disposed on a support structure accessible for advertising purposes and, an interchangeable and/or replaceable advertising device, the advertising device being adapted to be one or both of connected to or disposed on the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: BRANDED SEATS, LLC.
    Inventor: Shad E. Bruce
  • Patent number: 9760818
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to recognizing embedded information from images. In this manner, the embodiments disclosed herein enable recognition of a first barcode from a first image and a first machine-readable watermark based on the first barcode. The first barcode may be decoded to obtain a first group identifier. The first machine-readable watermark may also be decoded. A first payload associated with the first machine-readable watermark may be accessed based on the first group identifier and a first reusable watermark identifier of the first machine-readable watermark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Prashant Asthana, Adarsh Thimmappa