Personal Patents (Class 283/75)
  • Patent number: 10315453
    Abstract: The anti-counterfeiting structure includes an allochroic part having a characteristic of changing from a first material to a second material in response to laser irradiation, the allochroic part including a discolored part consisting only of the second material and having first information, and a foamable member having a characteristic of changing from an unfoamed state to a foamed state in response to laser irradiation, the foamable member including a foamed part that contains second information, the second information being associated with the first information and constituting, together with the first information, an information group unique to the anti-counterfeiting structure. At least a part of the discolored part does not overlap with the foamed part in a plan view of the discolored part and the foamed part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shizuka Yamada
  • Patent number: 10300732
    Abstract: The anti-counterfeiting structure includes an allochroic layer including an allochroic part having a characteristic of changing from a first material to a second material in response to laser irradiation, a first layer transmissible to a laser beam, a second layer transmissible to the laser beam, at least a part of the second layer being located between the allochroic layer and the first layer, and a coating layer transmissible to the laser beam and covering at least the first layer. The coating layer and the first layer are bonded together more weakly than the first layer and the second layer are. One of the first layer and the second layer is a foamable layer having a characteristic of changing from an unfoamed state to a foamed state in response to laser irradiation, while the other of the first layer and the second layer is an optical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shizuka Yamada
  • Patent number: 9996785
    Abstract: A transaction card may comprise a first card component having an electrically conductive surface configured to receive an electrically applied coating. An electrically applied coating may be formed on the electrically conductive surface. The transaction card may be manufactured by forming a first card component having an electrically conductive surface configured to receive an electrically applied coating. The method may also include applying an electrically applied coating to the electrically conductive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Om J Suthar
  • Patent number: 9934704
    Abstract: There is disclosed an apparatus and method for visual identification of valves in multi valve distribution and transmission systems, and particularly for municipal utility infrastructures such as mainline, connection, drain, pressure district, pressure regulating and pressure sustaining valves. In an embodiment, the apparatus comprises a flexible, adjustable, color coded band that when assembled the apparatus forms a generally tubular shape; and the apparatus includes one or more securing mechanisms adapted to secure the apparatus to a valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Perin, Jeremy L Hunt
  • Patent number: 9855720
    Abstract: A laminar assembly including a first optically opaque layer defining a plurality of through-holes, a second optically opaque layer, an optically transparent inner layer between the inner surface of the first optically opaque layer and the inner surface of the second optically opaque layer, and a preprinted layer proximate the outer surface of at least one of the first and second optically opaque layers. The plurality of through-holes is at least partially filled with material from the optically transparent inner layer, and light is visibly transmitted in a single direction through the plurality of through-holes. Unidirectional opacity watermarks defined by the plurality of through-holes in the laminar assembly provide advantageous anti-counterfeiting measures, and are easy to view and authenticate, yet difficult to simulate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: MorphoTrust USA, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Jones, Joseph Picardi, Dennis Mailloux
  • Patent number: 9602381
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems and methods for dynamically and automatically adapting the level of data logging that occurs within a network of nodes, identifying causes of exceptions that occur within the network and resolving those causes to ensure that the network continues operating efficiently. A monitoring service may automatically increase/decrease data logging of various nodes within the network as it progresses through levels of a network searching for a node that is the source of a cause of an exception. Once identified, the monitoring service may process the logged data and either automatically resolve the cause of the exception or provide information to an operator for resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Josiah William Jordan, Kenneth Hale Montanez, Bhupinder Singh Sidana, Maksym Kovalenko, Harshal Dilip Wanjari, Ajay Mohan
  • Patent number: 9189942
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward systems and methods of tracking pick-ups, drop-offs, and changes of responsibility for children entering or exiting from a school. The systems and methods incorporate an automated process in which an acknowledgement is created upon entry of a biometric. The acknowledgment must be delivered to the teacher before responsibility for the child is accepted or relinquished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventor: Rezia Fatima Begum Roston
  • Patent number: 9062908
    Abstract: System for the operation and management of a fleet of refrigerated autonomous containers for transporting perishable goods, comprising: containers provided with a passive tag comprising identification information and with an active tag comprising a temperature probe and a recorder connected to said probe and capable of recording the measured temperature values; a gun or means for injecting a refrigerant into the container, which means is provided with a device capable of reading the passive tag of the container, so as to be cognizant of the identification number of the passive tag; and a data acquisition and processing unit capable of carrying out the following operations: receiving said identification information from said device and linking this identification number of the passive tag with the number of the active tag in the container; calculating, as a function of data associated with the logistic travel of the container and physical data of a refrigerant, an amount of liquefied gas to be injected into th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Société Anonyme pour l'Ètude Et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Jochen Weidlich, Dominique Jouvaud, Michel Kostelitz, Serge Morel-Jean
  • 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: 20150115594
    Abstract: A golf tee business card and methods of use as both a golf tee and as a business promotional item are disclosed. A rectangular card is scored to create a removable disc and is creased vertically twice such that each crease intersects with the horizontally outermost points of the disc. The card is further scored with two vertical cuts; each vertical cut extends from the vertical center line to a tear point a short distance from the top or bottom edge. The card's information content may include multiple forms of Internet location information. The card may be torn at each tear point, folded along the creases and positioned so that the cuts interlock. The assembled configuration may be stood up on its side to tee up the ball or may be placed with the disc cutout face up to tee up the ball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Robert C. West
  • Patent number: 8991409
    Abstract: An umbrella case comprising a pouch having a bottom end and a top end, such that a collapsed umbrella can be inserted into the pouch through an aperture in the top end, an enclosure member configured to selectively close the aperture of the top end, and one or more connecting members configured to be selectively coupled with components of a stroller or other device. The pouch can have corresponding fasteners that can be selectively coupled with one another to adjust the length of the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventors: Irene Guimaraens, Florencia Kaufmann
  • 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: 20150027218
    Abstract: A security substrate may include at least one area for authentication and/or for revealing attempts at forgery using solvents. The at least one area may include individualized polymer- or copolymer-based particles comprising at least one visible or detectable marker. The polymer or copolymer may be at least partially soluble in solvents used for forgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: ARJOWIGGINS SECURITY
    Inventors: Sandrine Rancien, Celine Desnous
  • 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: 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: 8776417
    Abstract: A business form comprising a face ply and a lamination ply includes a matrix of self adhering labels positioned in a label area and a self laminating wristband positioned in a wristband area, all of which are defined by die cuts therein for removal upon use. The wristband is comprised of a left edge justified, reduced length imaging area releasably adhered to a laminating portion comprising a pair of laminating panels one of which is smaller sized to merely laminate the imaging area and with self adhering tabs at opposite ends of the panels. A wristband extender is die cut into the lamination ply within the profile of the wristband. A second embodiment includes a pair of separated imaging areas in the same space as the single imaging area along with special precautions labels die cut into the lamination ply for application to the second smaller imaging area. The wristband may be provided separately in an envelope sized sheetlet or in a page size form with multiple wristbands but no labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Laser Band, LLC
    Inventors: Sanjay K. Jain, Mark Greer
  • Patent number: 8695256
    Abstract: A recipient verification system including a band having a base, a strap, and a closure device. The base defines a band identification portion for displaying a recipient identifier. The strap extends from the base, and the closure device is attached to the base opposite the strap. First and second slots are formed through the band. In a primary worn state, the strap is looped about a recipient's appendage and secured to the base via the closure device independent of the slots. In a replacement worn state, the base is severed from a majority of the strap and is secured to the recipient's appendage by a secondary band assembled through the slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Typenex Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Kelly M. Landsman, Varsha Kalyankar, Luke A. Westra
  • Patent number: 8632878
    Abstract: Provided is a microporous material including a polyolefin matrix material; finely divided, substantially water-insoluble filler distributed throughout the matrix material, where the filler includes a positive amount of titanium dioxide; a network of interconnecting pores communicating throughout the microporous material; and optionally, a contrasting enhancing amount of a contrast enhancing material. The sum of the weight percent of the titanium dioxide and the weight percent of the optional contrast enhancing material is at least 3 weight percent based on total weight of the microporous material. Multilayer articles having a layer of the microporous material also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Luciano M. Parrinello, James L. Boyer, Paul L. Benenati
  • Publication number: 20140015242
    Abstract: Security token (20) comprising: a substrate (21) and; an authentication element mounted to the substrate and formed from a solid material containing one or more minerals. Furthermore, a security token authenticator and method comprising: an optical detector arranged to generate a signal in response to an interaction of light with an authentication element within a security token, the authentication element formed from a solid material containing one or more minerals; and a processor configured to: compare the generated signal with a previously obtained signal from the authentication element; and provide an output based on the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: OKT LIMITED
    Inventor: Peter Alexander Forrest
  • Publication number: 20130341900
    Abstract: This disclosure includes a system and method for producing a back-lit colour laser image, and an identity document using this method and back lighting system. The body of the identity document may be transparent. In various implementations, the light back-lights the colour laser image which may be formed of sub-pixels partly covered by non-reflective surfaces in the protective layer. The light may enter through tiny holes in decorative patterns on the reverse side of the document. Various implementations may find particular applications for identity cards, credit cards, passports, driving licences, secure entry badges, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Jean Pierre Lazzari, Jean Marc Lazzari
  • Patent number: 8595967
    Abstract: The present invention extends to a band having ribbing on both ends. The exterior surface of the band can include high quality printed content. The ribbing allows the band to be easily shortened equally at both ends so that the printed content can remain centered on the band after shortening. The band can be used as a wristband, belt, collar, or any other type of band to be worn on the human or pet body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Intermountain Business Forms, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry C. Cook, Michael J. Hirst, Jared Hurst
  • Patent number: 8590191
    Abstract: A wristband assembly comprising a wristband strap, a permanent adhesive supported by a first portion of the strap and adapted to secure the strap into a loop, and a temporary adhesive supported by a second portion of the strap. The wristband assembly can further include a liner positioned over the permanent adhesive, and preferably also over the temporary adhesive. The wristband assembly can also include a perforation between the second portion of the strap and the first portion of the strap to facilitate removal of the second portion. In this way, the second portion can act as a redeemable tag. After the tag has been removed and redeemed, the promoter can stick the tag to a tally sheet to organize the tags into groups of a defined number. The tally sheets can then be counted to determine the number of redeemed tags, without the need to count each tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Artemax, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan M. Waltersdorf
  • Patent number: 8590192
    Abstract: A wearable band with an adjustable size or length. The band includes a first band element and a second band element with a planar body extending from a first to a second end. The second band element body is greater in length than the first band element body and includes a hole for receiving the first band element body. The band includes a coupling mechanism that detachably connects an outer sidewall of the first band element body to the inner sidewall of the second band element body, e.g., to allow the two band elements to be selectively disconnected and reassembled without tools. The coupling mechanism includes a first coupling component extending along the outer sidewall of the first band element and a second coupling element extending along the inner sidewall of the second band element such that the two band elements are connected along the periphery of the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Padgett, Michael G. Jungen, John David Worrall, Maximillian Philip Burton, Carson Lau, Adam D. Leonards
  • Patent number: 8585093
    Abstract: The booklet comprises a number of sheets between a cover, and each sheet has a front side and a rear side. At least one data page is provided that is joined to the cover in a fixed manner. The data page comprises a flexible layer and this flexible layer projects with an area out of a data carrier. On this area, the data page is joined to the cover and to the remaining sheets. The flexible layer is flatly joined to at least one other layer, for example, by welding or bonding and is thus inseparably bound without a mechanical joining part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Trüb AG
    Inventors: Paul Christen, Stefan Egli, Christof Stutz, Oliver Fankhauser, Stephan Hofstetter
  • Patent number: 8556299
    Abstract: This invention provides an information recording patch that allows accurate authenticity discrimination, a printed sheet, and an authenticity discrimination method therefor. An information recording patch includes a protective layer (1), intermediate layer (2), metal layer (3), and adhesive layer (4). The protective layer (1) made of a material having a predetermined dielectric constant is arranged at the uppermost layer. The intermediate layer (2) made of a material having a predetermined dielectric constant has, on its surface, a three-dimensional pattern corresponding to the design of a hologram forming layer including the intermediate layer and the metal layer. The metal layer (3) made of a material having a predetermined conductivity is arranged on the three-dimensional surface of the intermediate layer to form a conductive film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: National Printing Bureau, Incorporated Administrative Agency
    Inventors: Noriyuki Suto, Kenichi Kimura
  • Publication number: 20130241190
    Abstract: A description is given of a document with a hologram as a security feature, in particular an identity card (12), consisting of a polycarbonate card body (10), which has a volume hologram label (2, 9) embedded therein. A description is additionally given of a method for producing the document, in which volume hologram labels (2) arranged on a carrier sheet are brought into contact with adhesive regions (4) on a thermoplastic sheet (5.1), the adhesive surfaces are cured and the carrier sheet is then removed. A second plastics sheet (5.2) is then adhesively bonded onto the first plastics sheet (5.1), bearing the hologram labels, using a second adhesive (7) in the region of the hologram labels (2) to form a two-layered sheet composite (6) which, finally, is laminated, together with further thermoplastic sheets, in a card-lamination press, under the action of pressure and temperature, to give a card body (10), individual identity cards (12) being punched out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: HOLOGRAM INDUSTRIES RESEARCH GMBH
    Inventors: Irina Menz, Andreas Wanke, Gunther Dausmann, Philippe Huet, Hugues Souparis
  • Patent number: 8534707
    Abstract: An information page (1) of a security document, includes: an information part (3), on the upper or lower surface of which part of the information recorded on the information page (1) can be seen; and a flexible connecting part (2) with good bending strength for attaching the information page (1) to a security document. To ensure that detaching the information part and the connecting part from each other leaves visible marks, the connecting part (2) has a netlike structure, and the connecting part (2) is arranged to penetrate into the information part (3) in the immediate vicinity of the upper or lower surface of the information part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Setec Oy
    Inventors: Jari Herlin, Maila Korhonen, Teemu Pohjola, Taru Syrjänen, Mika Holmberg
  • Patent number: 8528940
    Abstract: A printable form with a printable face ply and a wristband releasably bonded to the printable form. The wristband may be detached from the printable form and secured around a body part for use in identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Chicago Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Carl Opel, Daniel Hedger
  • Publication number: 20130228408
    Abstract: A bag and storage system is provided for securing personal items. The bag comprises an outer casing, an inner frame, and a fastening assembly. The outer casing includes a cavity which forms the primary storage area. The primary storage area is configured to provide access to a plurality of storage cases that are secured within the primary storage area by way of a flap and a plurality of dividers. The inner frame that can be assembled inside the cavity and made larger than an opening so that the inner frame does not slide out of the opening. The fastening assembly is configured to restrict and allow access to the primary storage area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: MEDIAUSA ADVERTISING, INC.
    Inventors: Michael W. Lease, Mark W. Lease
  • Publication number: 20130229008
    Abstract: A security document precursor including, in order: a) at least one transparent biaxially stretched polyester foil; b) one colourless colour forming layer containing at least an infrared absorber, a colourless dye-precursor and a polymeric binder; and c) a polymeric support; wherein the polymeric binder is copolymer including at least 90 wt % of a chlorinated ethylene and 1 wt % to 10 wt % of vinyl acetate both based on the total weight of the binder. Methods for making the security document precursor are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: AGFA-GEVAERT N.V.
    Inventors: Hubertus Van Aert, Ingrid Geuens, Paul Callant, Bart Waumans
  • Patent number: 8517427
    Abstract: An information page (1) and method are provided for a security document. The information page includes: an information part (3), and an attachment part (2) for attaching the information part to the security document. In order to make forgery visually detectable, the information part (3) is provided with a unique identifier (5), and the attachment part (2, 2?) is provided with the same unique identifier (5) as the information part (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Setec Oy
    Inventors: Jari Herlin, Mika Holmberg, Maila Korhonen, Taru Syrjänen, Ari Vairola
  • Publication number: 20130161937
    Abstract: In a wristbhaving a label-like structure, fracturing notches for preventing unauthorized use are positioned where the two ends of the band are to be glued together. If temporary peeling of the glued ends is attempted, the wristband breaks reliably and it is difficult to return it to the original state. If fracturing notches (11) are formed on either a first winding region (6) or a second winding region (7), which are positioned at left and right ends of the printing region (5). The wristband is configured so that a ring shape can be formed by overlapping and adhering the adhesive layer on the rear surface of one of shape, the first winding region (6) or the second winding region (7) onto the other winding region. An adhesion position check mark (15, 16) is formed on either the first winding region (6) or the second winding region (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Tetsuya Takashima, Satoru Honda, Isao Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8448991
    Abstract: Improvements that prevent tampering of images on identification documents for example identity cards, credit cards and the like, and passports. The document includes a full color image of a person, and a second, full, achromatic image of the person formed underneath and spaced from the color image and in congruence therewith using a laser. The second full image is not visible underneath the first full image during normal viewing of the document, and is only visible upon removal of all or a portion of the first full image. As a result, the document and the image have no outwardly apparent visual difference to the document holder or to a would-be counterfeiter. This provides a covert security feature that is not known or seen until the document is attacked by removing the first full image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: DataCard Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Baxter, Wim Tappij Gielen
  • Publication number: 20130119274
    Abstract: Embodiments include luminescent materials and associated production methods. The material includes a crystal borate having a first substitutable element, neodymium substituted for the first substitutable element at a first substitution percentage of at least about 20 percent, and ytterbium substituted for the first substitutable element at a second substitution percentage. The material also may include chromium substituted for a second substitutable element. The material also may include a medium within which particles of the borate are incorporated. The medium, with the luminescent material particles, may form a security feature of an article. Embodiments of methods for identifying whether such a luminescent material is incorporated with an article include exposing a portion of the article to excitation in a chromium absorption band, and determining whether a detected emission produced by the article as a result of the excitation indicates an ytterbium emission after termination of the exposing step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Honeywell International Inc.
  • Patent number: 8419069
    Abstract: In order to produce a data carrier, a substrate is printed with a printing ink and personalized by means of a laser. The printing ink is laser-active and is converted at least in regions during the personalization in such a way that, for example, a silver-grade pigment is formed which is readily visible only when the substrate is inclined. In particular, the printing ink has a comparatively small proportion of carbon black that is converted by the laser essentially without disturbing combustion and overall formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Trüb AG
    Inventors: Stefan Egli, Stephan Hofstetter, Paul Christen
  • Patent number: 8398117
    Abstract: A printable form with a printable face ply and a wristband releasably bonded to the printable form. The wristband may be detached from the printable form and secured around a body part for use in identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Chicago Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Carl Opel, Daniel Hedger
  • Patent number: 8398118
    Abstract: A device and method for allowing secure self-capture of multifold fingerprint impressions. The device includes a strip of fingerprint labels wrapped about a tubular ergonomic roller. A subject inserts the thumb of a first hand into the ergonomic roller and grips the roller between his thumb and forefinger. The subject then rolls the inked tip of a finger on his second hand across a label in a first rotational direction while rotating the ergonomic roller in an opposite rotational direction. To prevent fraudulent substitution of fingerprinting materials that are distributed to a subject, the materials are marked with machine readable invisible barcodes that are associated with a unique identification number. After a subject captures his fingerprints and submits his materials to a trusted observer, the barcodes on the materials are compared to the identification number to determine whether the materials submitted are in-fact those that were distributed to the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventor: David M. Allburn
  • Publication number: 20130049349
    Abstract: Presently disclosed subject matter is directed to an identification article, methods of its manufacture and a sheet material forming part thereof. The article in accordance with the disclosed subject matter has a first end and a second end configured for attachment to each other through a contact section configured at either the first end or the second end. The article comprising a first, top layer including a bottom side, a second, bottom layer including a top side, and an identification component, wherein the bottom side of the first layer and the top side of the second layer bonded to at least encapsulate therebetween the identification component. In addition, the contact section comprises a release section constituting an end portion of the second layer, coated with a release agent on the top side thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: T.A.T. - TADBIK ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES LTD
    Inventors: Eli FEDER, Gili DRORI
  • Publication number: 20130043669
    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: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: Lance David Hopman, Adrian Abram Polliack
  • Publication number: 20130020793
    Abstract: A biometric birth certificate has a memory device portion mounted on the certificate to store data including DNA sample results. A biometric storage area is also provided to permanently store biological materials such as hair, blood, skin, etc. A USB connector is provided to interface with a computer to upload the data. In one embodiment, an RFID chip is used. The biometric birth certificate is used to keep track of babies to prevent hospital mix-ups or in child stealing cases. A DNA sample portion holds one or more containers or sealable portion that allows the user to place a biological sample of both parents and the infant as well as umbilical cord sample. Other biometrics such as fingerprints, hair samples, nail clippings, etc. may also be stored on the DNA certificate. In one embodiment, a DNA sequencing chip is mounted on the certificate to provide instant analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Larry Fuson
  • Patent number: 8356841
    Abstract: The invention relates to a customized multi-layer support which takes the general form of a card, such as an identification card. The support includes a card body, the upper face of which is provided with externally-visible personal information; and a film which is at least partially transparent and which is fixed to the upper face of the card body. The support has boundary lines which define the areas of the aforementioned film with reduced or increased mechanical strength. The invention also relates to a method of producing one such customized support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Gemalto SA
    Inventor: Jean-Luc Lesur
  • Publication number: 20120326429
    Abstract: A form with an integrated folding card comprising a flat substrate and a multi-layer material adhesively bonded to at least one part-region of the rear of the substrate with a first adhesive layer. The multi-layer material comprises, as viewed from the substrate, the first adhesive layer, a first dividing layer, a carrier layer, a second dividing layer, a second adhesive layer, and an at least partially transparent top layer. The folding card comprises two core parts and two covering parts. The form, in the region of the multi-layer material, has a first punch made from the front which forms the two core parts. The form, in the region of the multi-layer material, has a second punch made from the rear as far as the carrier layer at the most which forms the two covering parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Jules Fischer, Walter Stutz
  • Patent number: 8336915
    Abstract: The booklet comprises a number of sheets between a cover, and each sheet has a front side and a rear side. At least one data page is provided that is joined to the cover in a fixed manner. The data page comprises a flexible layer and this flexible layer projects with an area out of a data carrier. On this area, the data page is joined to the cover and to the remaining sheets. The flexible layer is flatly joined to at least one other layer, for example, by welding or bonding and is thus inseparably bound without a mechanical joining part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Trüb AG
    Inventors: Paul Christen, Stefan Egli, Christof Stutz, Oliver Fankhauser, Stephan Hofstetter
  • Patent number: 8327566
    Abstract: A form having a wristband and, optionally, detachable labels, includes a printable face ply and a liner ply. The printable face ply has an upper surface and a lower surface, and a pressure sensitive adhesive on at least a portion of the lower surface. The face ply may include first and second adjacent portions, with the first portion of the face ply die cut to form a detachable wristband having first and second ends and an upper and a lower surface, with pressure sensitive adhesive on the lower surface of the detachable wristband adjacent the first and second ends, and with the second portion of the face ply die cut to form the series of detachable labels. The first portion of the face ply is also die cut to form an extender band having first and second ends and an upper and a lower surface, with pressure sensitive adhesive on the lower surface of the extender band adjacent the first and second ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventor: Bryce C. Waggoner
  • Publication number: 20120292898
    Abstract: My invention is called a “Personality Exchange Tablet” (PET) and represents a new product not seen before. The current similar products are baseball cards, coins, autographs, and memorabilia. A PET is designed to be a tradeable collectable or memorial for all people not just sports personalities. The key feature that this patent is to protect is that Personality Exchange Tablets contain a DNA (hair or other) sample of the given personality. Moreover, a Personality Exchange Tablet is a credit card size tablet minted in metal with the picture, signature, and basic information of a given personality. Along with these common features a PET has a hole in the minted metal tablet where a DNA vial of the given personality is inserted to create one collectable unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventor: Jerry Ron Lewis
  • Patent number: 8308197
    Abstract: Described is a security element for increasing the forgery-proof nature of a security document, in particular an identity card or pass, a passport or an identification card. The security element (1) has a first diffractive region (15) having an open code which is visible with a naked eye. The first diffractive region further has a concealed code which is not visible with the naked eye and which can be reconstructed from the arrangement of diffractive microregions disposed in the first region (1) and/or from the structure of the first diffractive region (1). Further described is a method of increasing the forgery-proof nature of a security document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: OVD Kinegram AG
    Inventors: John Anthony Peters, Wayne Robert Tompkin, Andreas Schilling
  • Patent number: 8282133
    Abstract: A printable form with a printable face ply and a wristband releasably bonded to the printable form. The wristband may be detached from the printable form and secured around a body part for use in identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Chicago Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Carl Opel, Daniel Hedger
  • Patent number: 8276298
    Abstract: A wearable band with an adjustable size or length. The band includes a first band element and a second band element with a planar body extending from a first to a second end. The second band element body is greater in length than the first band element body and includes a hole for receiving the first band element body. The band includes a coupling mechanism that detachably connects an outer sidewall of the first band element body to the inner sidewall of the second band element body, e.g., to allow the two band elements to be selectively disconnected and reassembled without tools. The coupling mechanism includes a first coupling component extending along the outer sidewall of the first band element and a second coupling element extending along the inner sidewall of the second band element such that the two band elements are connected along the periphery of the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Padgett, Michael G. Jungen, John David Worrall, Maximillian Philip Burton, Carson Lau, Adam D. Leonards
  • Patent number: 8262134
    Abstract: This invention relates to a value document, in particular a bank note, having a value document substrate and at least two different feature substances for checking the value document. According to the invention, a first feature substance is incorporated into the volume of the substrate of the value document. A second feature substance is formed by a luminescent substance which is applied to the value document substrate in the form of a coding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhard Schwenk, Thomas Giering, Gerhard Stenzel, Wittich Kaule
  • Patent number: 8250796
    Abstract: A wearable band with an adjustable size or length and with an interchangeable identification (ID) element. The band includes a first band element with a recessed surface for receiving and retaining the identification element such as with its included ID module extending through a hole in the first band element body. To allow user sizing, the wearable band includes a second band element with a planar body extending from a first to a second end. The second band element body is greater in length than the first band element body and includes a hole for receiving the first band element body. The band includes a coupling mechanism that detachably connects an outer sidewall of the first band element body to the inner sidewall of the second band element body, e.g., to allow the two band elements to be selectively disconnected and reassembled without tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: John M. Padgett, Michael G. Jungen, John David Worrall, Maximillian Philip Burton, Carson Lau, Adam D. Leonards