Having Revealable Concealed Information, Fraud Preventer Or Detector, Use Preventer Or Detector, Or Identifier Patents (Class 283/72)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9734735
    Abstract: An optically variable surface pattern is made available, having at least two partial areas with reflection elements, wherein the reflection elements of the first partial region on the one hand and the reflection elements of the second partial region on the other hand reflect impinging light in different reflection directions. The first partial region is so covered with a first glazing ink layer that a viewer, upon a change of the viewing angle at which the viewer views the optically variable surface pattern, sees the first partial region glow in a first color upon reaching a first viewing angle. The second partial region glows in a second color that is different from the first color upon reaching a second viewing angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Glesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Fuhse, Andreas Rauch, Winfried Hoffmuller
  • Patent number: 9717002
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide various approaches for mobile device intercommunication (e.g., digital) as well as various authentication methods. In one embodiment, the present invention provides direct line-of-sight visual digital communication between mobile devices for controlled security. In another embodiment, the present invention provides direct contact motion-based digital communication between mobile devices for controlled security. Embodiments of the present invention also provide various authentication methods. One such example relates to secure authentication code exchange with subsequent digital communications in one or more channels. In another example, human-readable information is used along machine-readable digital codes (e.g., quick response (QR) codes to verify visual codes. Still yet, embodiments of the present invention provide non-obtrusive visual codes that maintain a user's access to a mobile device screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Inventor: Moon J. Kim
  • Patent number: 9674392
    Abstract: A system and method render see-saw scalable gloss effect image patterns on a recording medium by using to two colors to provide one region with a relatively smooth surface, while a second region has a relatively rougher surface. A third region is added composed of a color different than the first two, wherein the third region has a relatively smooth surface where it intersects with the first region and a relatively rougher surface where it intersects with the second region. As the rendered recording medium is tilted at different angles, the image patterns thereon toggle to create a see-saw effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Edward N. Chapman
  • Patent number: 9649871
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for magnetically imprinting indicia into a layer on an article, the layer comprising a composition in which magnetic or magnetisable particles are suspended. The apparatus comprises: a soft magnetisable sheet, having an outer surface arranged to face the article in use, and an opposing interior surface; and a permanent magnet, shaped such that its magnetic field contains perturbations giving rise to indicia. The permanent magnet is disposed adjacent the interior surface of the soft magnetisable sheet. The soft magnetisable sheet enhances the perturbations of the magnetic field of the permanent magnet such that when the layer to be imprinted is located adjacent the outer surface of the soft magnetisable sheet, the magnetic or magnetisable particles are oriented by the magnetic field to display the indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: DE LA RUE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Sameer Mohammed Bargir, Paul Howland
  • Patent number: 9628663
    Abstract: A method, non-transitory computer readable medium and apparatus for generating a multi-layer correlation mark key are disclosed. For example, the method includes determining a first pattern of a first layer of a multi-layer correlation mark, determining a second pattern of a second layer of the multi-layer correlation mark and printing a first key that corresponds to the first pattern and a second key that corresponds to the second pattern on a clear print medium to generate the multi-layer correlation mark key, wherein the multi-layer correlation mark key is overlaid on the multi-layer correlation mark to simultaneously decipher the first layer and the second layer of the multi-layer correlation mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Edward Chapman
  • Patent number: 9598821
    Abstract: There is described a substrate (S) for security documents, such as banknotes, comprising one or more paper layers (11, 12) and a polymer layer (20) which is made to adhere to a side of at least one of the paper layers (11, 12), which polymer layer (20) is substantially transparent in at least one region of the substrate (S) which is not covered by the paper layer or layers (11, 12) so as to form a substantially transparent window (W) in the substrate (S) which is formed and closed by the polymer layer (20). The polymer layer (20) exhibits in the region of the window (W) a thickness (T) which is greater than a thickness (t) of the polymer layer (20) outside of the region of the window (W). The thickness (T) of the polymer layer (20) in the region of the window (W) is substantially equal to the added thickness of the paper layer or layers (11, 12) and of the polymer layer (20) outside of the region of the window (W) so that the substrate (S) exhibits a substantially uniform and constant thickness (T).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: KBA-NotaSys SA
    Inventor: Johannes Georg Schaede
  • Patent number: 9540771
    Abstract: A security feature has a luminescent component and a component camouflaging the luminescent component. A security feature has a luminescent component with at least one luminophore consisting of a doped host lattice, and a component camouflaging the luminescent component, wherein for camouflaging the luminescent component, relevant properties required for identifying the luminescent component are camouflaged by the camouflaging component by the relevant properties of the luminescent component. The relevant properties being camouflaged by the camouflaging component in at least two of the relevant properties by the camouflaging component having relevant properties that correspond to the respective relevant properties of the luminescent component, thereby impeding or preventing a recognition of the luminescent component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: GIESECKE & DEVRIENT GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Giering, Johann Kecht, Stephan Steinlein
  • Patent number: 9481197
    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: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: MorphoTrust USA, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Andrew Eckel, Thiagarajan Saravanan
  • Patent number: 9469145
    Abstract: The invention relates to a security feature having a luminescent component and a component camouflaging the luminescent component. The invention starts out from a security feature having a luminescent component having at least one luminophore consisting of at least one doped host lattice, and a component camouflaging the luminescent component, wherein the camouflaging component has chemical elements that have similar structure-chemical properties to the chemical elements of the luminescent component, wherein the chemical elements of the camouflaging component and the chemical elements of the luminescent component are formed by different chemical elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: GIESECKE & DEVRIENT GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Giering, Johann Kecht, Stephan Steinlein
  • Patent number: 9463659
    Abstract: The invention concerns a process for producing a film element having mutually registered metallic layers (11, 16) and a film element which can be produced by such a process. A first metallic layer (11) provided on a first surface of a flexible single-layer or multi-layer carrier film (10) and a masking layer (13) provided on the second surface of the carrier film (10), opposite to the first surface, are structured in accurate register relationship with each other by means of mutually synchronized structuring procedures. After structuring of the first metallic layer (11) and the masking layer (13) one or more further layers are applied to the first metallic layer (11). Applied to the one or more further layers (15) is a second metallic layer (16) to which a first photoactivatable layer (17) is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: LEONHARD KURZ STIFTUNG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Ludwig Brehm, Haymo Katschorek, Norbert Laus
  • Patent number: 9354364
    Abstract: A forgery prevention structure configured by layering at least a relief forming layer, a first reflection layer, a functional thin film layer, and a second reflection layer, in this order, wherein the relief forming layer has, on one side, a relief structure which has an effect of diffracting, scattering, absorbing, and polarizing/separating at least a part of a wave-length range of visible light; the first reflection layer and the functional thin film layer are provided along a whole surface of an uneven area of the relief structure; the second reflection layer is provided in an arbitrary area which covers a part of the uneven area of the relief structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Yashiki
  • Patent number: 9327538
    Abstract: A method of marking an article with a watermark that diffracts radiation according to Bragg's law is disclosed. The watermark includes a periodic array of particles fixed in a matrix. The watermark may change colors with viewing angle, disappear and reappear with viewing angle or may diffract non-visible radiation that is detectable at certain angles of detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Calum H. Munro, Mark D. Merritt, Sean Purdy
  • Patent number: 9321924
    Abstract: A magnetizable ink contains at least 65% of magnetizable particles having a modal diameter between 3 ?m and 10 ?m. The particles may have a size distribution with 0% above 18 micron and not greater than 20% under 0.5 micron. The particles may have a surface area less than 50,000 cm2 per cm3, and/or the ink may have a viscosity less than 16,000 cps when ready to print. Where the particles are rounded, magnetically soft iron particles, the surface area may be less than 12,000 cm2 per cm3 and the viscosity may be less than 1,500 cps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: HORIZON GROUP USA, INC.
    Inventor: Roger Burrows
  • Patent number: 9290854
    Abstract: A counterfeiting deterrent device according to one implementation of the disclosure includes a plurality of layers formed by an additive process. Each of the layers may have a thickness of less than 100 microns. At least one of the layers has a series of indentations formed in an outer edge of the layer such that the indentations can be observed to verify that the device originated from a predetermined source. According to another implementation, a counterfeiting deterrent device includes at least one raised layer having outer edges in the shape of a logo. A light source is configured and arranged to shine a light through a slit in a substrate layer of the device and past an intermediate layer to light up the outer edge of the raised layer. The layers of the device are formed by an additive process and have a thickness of less than 100 microns each.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Microfabrica Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory P. Schmitz, Michael S. Lockard, Ming-Ting Wu, Eric C. Miller, Adam L. Cohen
  • Patent number: 9292988
    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 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: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu Watanabe, Mihoko Nagayoshi, Takashi Uehara, Hideki Ochiai
  • Patent number: 9266370
    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: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: APDN (B.V.I) Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Jung, James A. Hayward, MingHwa Benjamin Liang, Abdelkrim Berrada
  • Patent number: 9177239
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for generating machine-readable optical codes that have an aesthetic component that is integrated into the codes themselves. In this manner, the machine-readable optical codes can be designed to be aesthetically pleasing and/or can convey information to human viewers, and can even be disguised so that they do not appear to be machine-readable optical codes at all. Such information can be (but need not be) distinct from the information encoded for reading by a machine, even when the information is integrated into the code itself. The techniques described herein can be applied to any type of machine-readable optical code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Anki, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Stein