Identifier Patents (Class 283/74)
  • Patent number: 11042262
    Abstract: A machine performs menu modification based on information that indicates how a controller device was manipulated by a user. The machine causes a media device to display a portion of a menu. The machine accesses controller manipulation data generated by a controller device in fully or partially controlling the media device, such as controller manipulation data that indicates a sequence of physical manipulations experienced by the controller device being operated by a user to select menu items. Based on the sequence of physical manipulations, the machine selects a profile identifier from a set of profile identifiers. Based on the profile identifier, the machine selects a first subset of the menu. The first subset indicates menu items to be hidden, unlike a second subset of the menu. The machine causes the media device to modify the menu by omitting the first subset while continuing to display the second subset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: OPENTV, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Streit, Marc Stoksik
  • Patent number: 10981411
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an image element array for a security device is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventors: Adam Lister, Brian William Holmes
  • Patent number: 10913300
    Abstract: Disclosed is a security document including an image layer with in a first image area an identification image. The document has in a second image area an authentication image that is composed of a first authentication image that is a positive version of the first image and a second authentication image that is a negative version of the first image. The authentication images can be observed at different angles and form a tilt image. Mutual comparison of the positive and negative tilt images and comparison with the identification image provides improved detection of unauthorized alterations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: MORPHO B.V.
    Inventors: Jan Van Den Berg, Erik Van Dijk
  • Patent number: 10875350
    Abstract: An anti-counterfeiting structure includes a substrate having a surface, and an device structure positioned on the surface. A side opposite to the side on which the substrate is positioned with respect to the device structure is an observation side, and the device structure comprises an optical device layer that emits predetermined light towards the observation side, and an information portion that contains given information. The information portion comprises a first substance having optical transparency, wherein the first substance is changeable to a second substance having a different optical characteristic from the first substance by laser irradiation, and the second substance representing information. The device structure has a display surface that is a surface opposite to the surface on which a surface of the substrate, and is configured so as to display information contained in the information portion via the display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Shizuka Yamada
  • Patent number: 10783366
    Abstract: A computer that extracts an attribute which is a text string contained in an predetermined examination target document stores template information for managing a plurality of templates in which a type of attribute is defined, executes a text recognition process on image data of the document, extracts an attribute corresponding to the type of attribute using a result of the text recognition process and the plurality of templates, selects a template based on the extracted attribute, generates output information that includes the attribute extracted using the selected template and is used for the examination; determines a type of confirmation operation performed on the output information, before the examination, based on a comparison result between an evaluation value indicating credibility of the output information and a threshold, and corrects the determined type of confirmation operation based on the text string contained in the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasufumi Suzuki, Hiroshi Shinjo, Ryosuke Odate, Masahiro Motobayashi
  • Patent number: 10755059
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems, entities, and methods for certificates and certifications of documents, such as passports, licenses, degree certificates, and the like. More specifically, the present invention relates to re-certifying a document in the sense of verifying and/or renewing an already existing certificate/certification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SICPA HOLDING SA
    Inventor: Mehdi Talwerdi
  • Patent number: 10486455
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying security elements, comprises at least one value document substrate transport device for transporting a value document substrate web, at least one security elements transport device for transporting a security elements carrier band having a plurality of security elements, wherein the security elements carrier band has a first and a second main surface which oppose each other, each security element has a first and a second main surface which oppose each other, each security element is arranged with its first main surface on the first main surface of the security elements carrier band, and each security element has adhesive properties at its second main surface, wherein the apparatus has an application region in order to apply the security elements with their second main surface onto the value document substrate web. A security elements carrier band and a value document involve the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Josef Schinabeck, André Gregarek, Winfried Hoffmüller, Christoph Gebauer, Christoph Mengel, Mario Keller, Matthias Pfeiffer
  • Patent number: 10422188
    Abstract: Pipes, drill strings including pipes, and methods for use on a drilling rig. The method includes obtaining pipe data for individual drill pipes of a drill string, obtaining a well trajectory for a well, obtaining one or more drilling measurements to be used when drilling the well, planning a first drill string based on the pipe data, the well trajectory, and the one or more drilling measurements, predicting an aging of the individual drill pipes in the first drill string while drilling the well using the first drill string, determining that a risk of failure of one or more individual pipes in the first drill string is unacceptable based on the aging of the individual pipes; and planning a second drill string in response to determining that the risk of failure is unacceptable in the first drill string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Shunfeng Zheng, Benjamin Peter Jeffryes, Christopher C. Bogath, Gokturk Tunc, Jacques Orban
  • Patent number: 10406845
    Abstract: An article may include a biodata page defining a perimeter including an edge and a hinge layer attached to at least a portion of the biodata page. The hinge layer comprises a cross-linked polyurethane. In some examples, the hinge layer may include a cross-linked thermoset polyurethane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: GEMALTO SA
    Inventors: Steven J. Rhyner, Christopher K. Haas, Todd D. Jones, Kui Chen-Ho, Krystal K. Hunt, Ryan E. Marx
  • Patent number: 10308062
    Abstract: Disclosed are an optical anti-counterfeiting element and an optical anti-counterfeiting product utilizing the same, the optical anti-counterfeiting element comprising: a substrate (2) having a first surface (31) and a second surface (32) that are opposed to each other, a sampling and synthesizing layer (21) on a first surface (31) of the substrate (2); and a micro-image layer (22) on a second surface (32) of the substrate (2), the micro-image layer (22) including a first region at least partially covered with a coating (221) and a second region comprising at least two sub-regions each at least partially covered with a color function layer (222, 223), the color function layers (222, 223) in respective sub-regions and the coating (221) in the first region have different color characteristics, respectively, and the micro-image layer (22) can be sampled and synthesized by the sampling and synthesizing layer (21) to form an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: Jun Zhu, Baoli Zhang, Zhongdong Ye, Chunhua Hu, Xinyi Li
  • Patent number: 10179230
    Abstract: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. Such an access port may comprise a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. Further, the access port may include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the access port subsequent to subcutaneous implantation. Methods of identifying a subcutaneously implanted access port are also disclosed. For example, a subcutaneously implanted access port may be provided and at least one feature of the subcutaneously implanted access port may be perceived. Further, the subcutaneously implanted access port may be identified in response to perceiving the at least one feature. In one embodiment, an identification feature is included on an insert that is incorporated into the access port so as to be visible after implantation via x-ray imaging technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly B. Powers, William R. Barron
  • Patent number: 10181257
    Abstract: An incident command system (ICS) of the present disclosure may include an ICS application running on a network that includes multiple mobile digital devices and one or more servers. Each of the mobile digital devices may be used by a respective agent of a venue to report an incident and to carry out one or more procedures associated with the incident response. One such procedure is a child release process, in which a plurality of children may be efficiently and systematically reunited with adult guardians.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: ICS4Schools LLC
    Inventor: Jose David Viramontez
  • Patent number: 10133903
    Abstract: An operating method of a remote control device according to an embodiment of the present invention includes searching at least one of the image display device and external devices, and acquiring device information on at least one of the searched image display device and external devices. The remote control device receives an input first fingerprint for a user preference setting operation of setting at least one of the image display device and external devices to a personalized setting of a user, and acquires user preference setting information including a setting value of the user preference setting operation on the basis of the acquired device information and a first fingerprint image corresponding to the input first fingerprint. The remote control device sets the image display device or external device corresponding to the acquired user preference setting information to the personalized setting of the user corresponding to the first fingerprint on the basis of the user preference setting information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Geonwoo Kim, Seonil Yu, Kwangseob Jeong
  • Patent number: 10134109
    Abstract: The invention relates to a depiction arrangement for security papers, value documents, electronic display devices or other data carriers, having a grid image arrangement for depicting a target image (40) that is broken down into two or more partial target images (42, 44), having a motif image that is subdivided into a plurality of periodically or at least locally periodically arranged cells (24) in each of which are arranged mapped regions of one or more of the partial target images (42, 44), a viewing grid (22), composed of a plurality of viewing grid elements, that, when the motif image is viewed, reconstructs the complete target image (40) from the mapped regions arranged in the cells (24), the motif image being, independently of the cell subdivision, split into at least first and second microinformation regions (60, 62) in which the cells each include different combinations of mapped regions of the partial target images (40, 42), and the microinformation regions (60, 62) being arranged in the shape of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Wittich Kaule, Michael Rahm, Wolfgang Rauscher
  • Patent number: 10016970
    Abstract: Systems and methods relating to improved printable magnetic sheet materials compatible with high-volume roll-to-roll printing processes using roll-fed presses. When implemented, the system permits existing roll-to-roll printer to generate sheet-magnet promotional materials that are adherable to various material substrates, such as, for example, mailers, phone books, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventors: Peter Eigenfeld, Cameron Daniel Fouss, Joseph B. Stout, Ryan Watters
  • Patent number: 9990828
    Abstract: A rescue method for identifying and rescuing a person in question, the rescue method comprising an operation in which a user wearing a jewelry item having a serial number is encountered and the serial number on the jewelry item is recognized, an operation in which the serial number is conveyed to a data management company that stores the serial number as identification information pertaining to the user, an operation in which the identification information pertaining to the user is conveyed to a rescue organization, and an operation in which a command to rescue the user is issued at the rescue organization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Colan Totte Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsumi Komatsu
  • Patent number: 9844970
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method (100) for personalizing a document, said document comprising a support comprising printed patterns (201, 202), wherein said method (100) comprises generating at least a laser pulse on said support for carbonizing at least a printed pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: GEMALTO SA
    Inventor: Jean-Luc Lesur
  • Patent number: 9616553
    Abstract: The present invention is a comprehensive system, method, and apparatus for marking tools, and other related objects, to be able to quickly identify the nearest size tool, or other object, regardless of the standard a tool, or other object, is manufactured according to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: Jack L. Marovets
  • Patent number: 9617037
    Abstract: An article of manufacture includes a label, a first glue resist area. The first glue resist area is located on a back of the label. The first glue resist area is configured to prevent at least one edge of the label from curling during a labeling process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventors: Vincent Lotito, Brett Einerwold
  • Patent number: 9466233
    Abstract: The present invention relate to an anti-fraud return device that deters persons from temporarily using garments and or other consumer goods for a short period of time and then returning them to a merchant for a refund, exchange or credit. The present invention includes a strip of material formable into a fixed loop that may be provided with one or more security features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventors: Barbara A. Weightman, Jean C. Bellifemine, Matthew Bellifemine
  • Patent number: 9110239
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for viewing or authenticating a diffractive device and a diffractive security device (1) are provided in which a first diffractive relief structure (200) is responsive to a first wavelength of visible monochromatic light, a second diffractive relief structure (200) is at least partially interlaced with the first diffractive relief structure (100) and responsive to a second wavelength of visible monochromatic light, and a third diffractive relief structure (400) is at least partially interlaced with the first and second diffractive relief structures (100, 200) and responsive to a third wavelength of visible monochromatic light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventor: Gary Fairless Power
  • Patent number: 9033370
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multilayer information page (1) for a security document, which includes an information part (3) manufactured from a material allowing at least some identification information of the information page to be entered thereto by utilizing laser engraving, the identification information provided on the information page (1) being readable from an upper surface thereof, and a flexible and bending resistant connecting part (2) for connecting the information page (1) to the security document, the connecting part (2) comprising a fastening end (8) by means of which the connecting part (2) is fastened to the information part (3). In order to ensure that detachment of the information part and the connecting part from one another leaves visible marks, the fastening end (3) of the connecting part (2) is arranged to overlap with a lower surface of the information part (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Setec Oy
    Inventors: Taru Syrjänen, Mika Holmberg
  • Publication number: 20150077404
    Abstract: To provide a paper medium, an input device, and a computer-readable medium storing computer-readable instructions for the input device, which are able to reduce the effort required of a user when the user designates specified information. The paper medium includes a form and at least one information line. The at least one information line is provided on the form, and corresponds to a specified information item. The specified information item pertains to the form, and that is set at a predetermined angle. When designating the specified information item, the user need only write a linear figure that follows the at least one information line. Therefore, the amount of effort that is required of the user in order to designate the specified information item can be reduced from what it would be in a case where the user has to fill in a frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Yoshihiko Sugimura
  • Patent number: 8979133
    Abstract: A data carrier provides health related information regarding a patient, and facilitates compliance with HIPAA by the obscuring the association between the name of the patient and the health related information when the data carrier is to be discarded. The data carrier includes a release liner, a health information label having an upper surface and a lower surface, the label including a first area on the upper surface for indicia specifying health related information and a second area on the upper surface for indicia specifying the identity of a patient, and a pressure sensitive adhesive coating on the lower surface of the health information label, securing the health information label to the release liner. A masking label is either integral with the health information label, or the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventors: Bryan W. Vidler, Frank Lombardo, Bryce C. Waggoner, Gary M. Cairns
  • Publication number: 20150054274
    Abstract: Disclosed is a solvent-borne or UV-curable fugitive ink composition for application to a substrate that is to be provided with indicia. The ink composition comprises at least one halochromic compound and at least one filler compound and is capable of preventing indicia formed with a heat sensitive erasable ink on an area of the substrate carrying the fugitive ink composition and thereafter subjected to a thermal treatment from becoming invisible to an unaided eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: SICPA HOLDING SA
    Inventors: Christophe Dumusois, Cécile Leprince, Dagmar Lukas
  • Patent number: 8959815
    Abstract: A casualty and triage information collection form and record sheet of flexible plastic film including a writing surface and backed by a layer of an adhesive by which the record sheet can be attached to a patient's clothing or skin. The flexible plastic film is strong enough and elastic enough to serve as a wound dressing. The adhesive is protected before use by a release liner sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Seaberg Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Lance David Hopman, Adrian Abram Polliack
  • Publication number: 20150035268
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of the intaglio printing process. In particular, the present invention relates to a method that combines intaglio inks curable by oxidation with UV-VIS-curable intaglio inks on one intaglio plate or cylinder. The disclosed method results in an intaglio printed security element using advantageously the unalike properties of the different inks while enabling the printing on a standard printing press in one printing step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: SICPA HOLDING SA
    Inventors: Olivier Lefebvre, Patrick Magnin, Christophe Schaller, Pierre Degott, Jean-Daniel Spitteler
  • Patent number: 8936279
    Abstract: Advertisements in instances of a product are customized prior to distributing the instances to different recipients. Information about the different recipients is received, and information about vendor interest with respect to advertising in the product is received. Customized advertisements are generated for each instance of the product. The customized advertisements in each instance reflect a convergence of the vendor interest and the recipient information. The convergence occurs before the instances are created. As a result, advertising in different instances is customized for the different recipients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Nathan M. Moroney, Ehud Chatow, Andrew Fitzhugh
  • Patent number: 8919821
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with providing security substrates, and documents made therefrom, such as banknotes, with features for visual inspection by members of the public. More specifically the invention relates to a novel security substrate containing at least two elongate security elements for the purposes of public and non-public verification. The security substrate comprises a substrate and at least two elongate security elements each having a width of less than or equal to 6 mm. The security elements are at least partially embedded within the substrate and running substantially parallel to each other with a gap therebetween of no greater than 10 mm. The total cross-directional width of a zone occupied by the two security elements and the gap is less than or equal to 18 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: De La Rue International Limited
    Inventors: Duncan Hamilton Reid, Gerald Sidney Payne, Paul Howland, Peter McLean Henderson
  • Patent number: 8876167
    Abstract: This invention relates to an anti-counterfeit printed matter, including securities such as banknotes, stock certificates, and bonds, various kinds of certificates, and important documents, which requires anti-counterfeit or anti-copy. [Solving Means] A visible image is formed by a first object group arrayed in a first direction at a predetermined pitch and a second object group arranged in the non-imaging area of the first object group. The second object group forms the negative and positive images of a first invisible image by arbitrarily arranging two kinds of objects in pairs in the on/off relationship. Addition, in the anti-counterfeit printed matter, the first object group includes object portions that are formed in at least two height levels from the surface of the printed matter so as to have a predetermined difference in height, thereby forming a second invisible image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: National Printing Bureau, Incorporated Administrative Agency
    Inventors: Masato Kiuchi, Toshihiro Kimura, Yoshinobu Matsumoto, Kenichiro Yoneyama
  • Patent number: 8852947
    Abstract: A photographic material for image display including an intimately sorbed contrast agent that provides a contrast layer against which the recorded image can be seen regardless of the nature and color of the background.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Smartwater Research Limited
    Inventors: Michael Cleary, Marcello Vitale, Sharon Robinson
  • Patent number: 8844972
    Abstract: A self laminating wristband separable from a multi-ply page form has a plurality of separated imaging areas, with one larger imaging area for receiving printed data corresponding to the wearer such as his name, i.d. number, etc., with one or more second imaging areas adapted to receive either printed information or markers which may be adhered thereto. The separated imaging areas are aligned along the length of the wristband so that the gap between them acts as a natural hinge point which allows the imaging areas to lie flatter against the wearer's wrist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Laser Band, LLC
    Inventors: James M. Riley, Sanjay K. Jain, Mark Greer
  • Patent number: 8821756
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a marking on an item or substrate, which marking is based on a chiral nematic (also called cholesteric) liquid crystal precursor composition. Prior to curing the chiral liquid crystal precursor composition in the chiral liquid crystal state at least one optical property exhibited by the composition is modified by two modifying agents of different types in at least one area of the item or substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Sicpa Holding SA
    Inventors: Thomas Tiller, Olivier Rozumek, Tristan Jauzein, Andrea Callegari, Frédéric Gremaud, Brahim Kerkar
  • Patent number: 8807600
    Abstract: A versatile label of the present invention comprises at least one label body. Each label body comprises at least one identifier set, with each identifier set comprising a plurality of identifier markers. The plurality of identifier markers is positioned on the face side of the label body. The label body further comprises at least one selection indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Carlyle Hanson
  • Patent number: 8801044
    Abstract: A method for producing a continuous web of printed material for use in creating mailpieces. The continuous web has a width and a length, the length comprised of a series of attached sheets. The series of attached sheets are comprising envelope sheets and rectangular content pages. The content pages are rectangular in shape and may be oriented relative to the envelope sheets in a number of different configurations. In some configurations, two sets of content pages and/or envelope sheets can be printed across the width of the web. Sheets for forming business return envelopes may be printed in series with the content pages and envelope sheets. BREs may include individualized return addresses. A control code may be printed on one or more of the sheets for a given mailpiece, providing information for controlling assembly of the mailpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Denis J. Stemmle, Clare E. Woodman, John W. Sussmeier, Michael J. Cummings
  • Patent number: 8770626
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and apparatus for applying shipping labels over both folded or non-folded packing slips, or the like, at a single print-and-apply station, either through use of a label configured for application to a substrate and also in a superposed registered manner to another label of identical construction previously attached to the substrate, or by using a shipping label having a non-aggressive adhesive applied to a removable center section of the shipping label for attachment of the packing list, or the like, to the shipping label prior to application of the shipping label to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Numina Group, Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel Hanrahan, Mark Woodworth, Timothy Hanrahan, David Dambek
  • Publication number: 20140152753
    Abstract: A print medium includes a plurality of print areas and a plurality of identification markers. The plurality of print areas are set along a longitudinal direction on a printing surface. The plurality of print areas are a plurality of areas on which printing is to be performed. The plurality of identification markers are intermittently printed along the longitudinal direction on the print medium. Each of the plurality of identification markers includes a set of leading edge information and identification information and is printed in correspondence with a single print area group. The leading edge information is information for setting a leading edge position of the print area in the feed direction. The identification information is information for identifying a type of the print medium. The print area group is formed of a plurality of mutually adjacent print areas among the plurality of print areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Satoru MORIYAMA, Mitsuhiro KANDA
  • Patent number: 8743425
    Abstract: A method for using void pantographs involves generating a test sheet including multiple void pantographs, where each of the multiple void pantographs includes a pantograph foreground and a pantograph background. The test sheet is printed, and from the printed test sheet, at least one of the multiple void pantographs having a covert or semi-covert pantograph foreground and background is identified. The printed test sheet is scanned, and from the scanned test sheet, at least one of the multiple void pantographs having an overt pantograph foreground is identified. A workflow is developed for the at least one of the multiple void pantographs having both i) the covert or semi-covert pantograph foreground and background after printing, and ii) the overt pantograph foreground after scanning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven J. Simske, Malgorzata M. Sturgill, Jason S. Aronoff
  • Patent number: 8738452
    Abstract: A method, system, and medium are provided for processing multiple items for retail sale via a single retailer action. Upon scanning a machine-readable marking that is associated with multiple items provided by various vendors, a marking identifier associated with the machine-readable marking is recognized. The marking identifier corresponds with each price of the multiple items. Each price of the multiple items is presented to a consumer for payment that can be disbursed to the appropriate vendors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Hallmark Cards, Incorporated
    Inventor: Susan L. Fowler
  • Patent number: 8728617
    Abstract: Provided is a microporous material, e.g., a microporous sheet material, having a matrix of polyolefin, finely-divided, substantially water insoluble particulate filler, a network of interconnecting pores communicating throughout the microporous material, and at least one retrospectively identifiable taggant material embedded within the matrix, optionally the at least one taggant being unique to an end user for the microporous material, wherein the polyolefin is present in the microporous material in an amount of 20 to 35 weight percent, based on the weight of the microporous material. The taggant material provides a marker, signature or code that is capable of retrospective identification by machine, instrument or by the naked eye. Articles including the microporous material and processes for preparing the microporous material also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul L. Benenati, James L. Boyer, Charles R. Coleman, Luciano M. Parrinello, Narayan K. Raman
  • Publication number: 20140119511
    Abstract: The present invention provides relatively fast, automated and non-destructive methods to screen and identify articles. The methods may be used to identify counterfeit articles, such as, for example, medications including those in the form of tablets, pills or capsules. The methods may use a micro-X ray diffraction method to scan marks as small as, for instance, 300 ?m made of X-ray visible compounds. The methods may provide 2-D or 3-D maps of these marks using selected peaks from the collected X-ray diffraction patterns and may be used to certify the authenticity of drug tablets, for instance by mapping hidden marks printed under tablet coatings and on packages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Ward, Daniele Musumeci, Chunhua Hu
  • Publication number: 20140110929
    Abstract: A method of authenticating a salvage item for use as a collector's item, the method comprising the steps of verifying the authenticity of the collected item; marking the collected item which has been verified and authenticated with desired memorabilia indicia; and placing the collected item, which was verified, authenticated and marked with desired memorabilia, on a keepsake holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Dawn HEIDERER
  • Patent number: 8672360
    Abstract: A tactile orientation indicator is positioned along the periphery of a bill, and a tactile denomination indicator is positioned elsewhere along the periphery of the bill. The user of the bill may then use their tactile senses to feel along the edges of the bill to orient the bill to a pre-determined orientation based on the location of the orientation indicator. The user then feels along the periphery of the bill to locate the denomination indicator. Using a predetermined system associating the location of the denomination indicator with a particular bill denomination, the user may then identify the denomination of the bill even if blind or otherwise visually impaired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: George Fracek
  • Patent number: 8659391
    Abstract: An embodiment relates to a man-made object comprising a distinctive structure with a feature to identify the object, wherein the object has a size such that the object is observable under visible light, wherein the feature is embedded in or on the object and a size of the feature is such that the feature is not observable under visible light, wherein the feature comprises an attribute originating from the feature, and wherein the attribute defines the feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Indian Institute of Technology Madras
    Inventors: Thalappil Pradeep, Panikkanvalappil Ravindranathan Sajanlal
  • Patent number: 8651656
    Abstract: Haptic or tactile features, which are generally not visually perceptible or reproducible, are applied at varying positions on a substrate according to a predetermined scheme. A plurality of raised image areas are specified for a group of substrates and raised marks are printed in only one raised image area for each substrate in a manner that is evenly distributed between the raised image areas for the group of substrates. The substrates will present a relatively uniform stack avoiding localized large pile heights when the substrates are stacked. A clear marking material is used to print the raised marks so as not to obscure underlying data printed on the substrate. The clear marking material may include a monomer that may become cross-linked in an exposure process to resist deinking of the substrate. The clear marking material may be mixed with a phosphorescing or fluorescing material as an additional security measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Bryan Roof, Anthony S. Condello, Grace T. Brewington
  • Publication number: 20140035986
    Abstract: In duplex printing on a continuous sheet, a schedule for the printing is appropriately set depending on a unique portion present on the sheet. On the continuous sheet, a plurality of images is printed according to the schedule. First, information, that is preliminarily recorded on the continuous sheet to be used, with respect to a location of the unique portion present on the continuous sheet and a sheet surface where the unique portion is present are obtained. Then, on the basis of the obtained information, the schedule is set so as to print the images with avoiding the unique portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Minako Adachi
  • Publication number: 20140028011
    Abstract: A main object of the present invention is to provide fine particles, a particle group, an anti-counterfeiting ink, an anti-counterfeiting toner, an anti-counterfeiting sheet, and an anti-counterfeiting medium enabling to achieve a high level of authentication. The object of the present invention is achieved by providing the fine particle comprising an identification information group including multiple types of identification information identifiable by magnification, characterized in that the identification information group includes first identification information and second identification information which cannot be identified at any magnifying power capable of identifying the first identification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Yamauchi, Mitsuru Kitamura, Manabu Yamamoto, Akiko Kitamura, Yoko Sekine
  • Patent number: 8636307
    Abstract: The present invention relates to printing inks for the intaglio printing process, also referred to as engraved steel die printing process. In particular, oxidatively curing inks comprising a combination of fusible wax and a UV curing binder component are disclosed. These inks can be printed on a standard printing press, and, through a short UV irradiation after printing, allow to significantly reduce or eliminate the undesired set-off which can occur after printing and stacking the printed sheets. Using the inks of the present invention results in less set-off contaminated printed sheets, allowing for a higher pile-stacking of the printed good, for the use of increased engraving depths, of a more challenging intaglio design, and for the printing on less porous substrates, while enabling the printing on a standard printing press, and offering the possibility of using a lower printing plate temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Sicpa Holding SA
    Inventors: Patrick Magnin, Pierre Degott, Stéphane Chabrier
  • Patent number: 8630924
    Abstract: Image analysis techniques, including object recognition analysis, are applied to images obtained by one or more image capture devices deployed within inventory environments. The object recognition analysis provides object recognition data (that may include one or more recognized product instances) based on stored product (training) images. In turn, a variety of functionalities may be enabled based on the object recognition data. For example, a planogram may be extracted and compared to a target planogram, or at least one product display parameter for a product can be determined and used to assess presence of the product within the inventory environment, or to determine compliance of display of the product with a promotional objective. In yet another embodiment, comparisons may be made within a single image or between multiple images over time to detect potential conditions requiring response. In this manner, efficiency and effectiveness of many previously manually-implemented tasks may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Robert Bernard (Robin) Groenevelt, Agata Opalach, Andrew Fano, Fredrik Linaker
  • Patent number: 8622434
    Abstract: A printed sheet product comprises a thin core having a pair of opposing major planar sides. A plurality of sets of variable data fields are printed on at least a first side of the core. One or more of the variable data fields of each set may be printed on the opposing second side of the core. Each set of printed variable data fields includes at least a first data field printed with a numeric code, the numeric code of each variable data field set being different from that of each other set printed on the first side of the core. Each set of variable data fields further includes a second data field printed with either a name and mailing address uniquely associated with a numeric code or with another representation of the numeric code. Where printed, the name and address of each variable data set differs from that of each other variable data set printed on the first side of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Vanguard Identification Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard O. Warther