Personal Patents (Class 283/75)
  • Publication number: 20120139231
    Abstract: A healthcare form assembly is described which includes a carrier sheet, a release coating applied to the carrier sheet, one or more regions of pressure sensitive adhesive adjacent the release coating, and a printable sheet in contact with the adhesive and being removably disposed on the carrier sheet. The printable sheet includes a collection of cut lines to thereby form adhesive strips which can be readily removed from the carrier sheet. Particular features such as peel zones and fingerlifts are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Anne M. DEHLINGER, Michael J. MOORE, William BECKER
  • Publication number: 20120137910
    Abstract: The invention relates to improvements in security features which comprise at least one printed image and, in particular, to such security features which provide an improvement in the resolution of printed images forming security features using inks, pigments or printing processes which do not lend themselves to the production of sharply defined or high resolution images. The security feature comprises an opaque first image and a second image at least partially overlying the first image, the second image being a printed image which has a lower visual resolution than the first image. The formation of the second image is such that, when the security feature is viewed in transmitted and/or reflected light, only the shape of the first image is readily discernable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Simon Dexter Marchant, Paul Howland
  • Publication number: 20120126525
    Abstract: An identification document (10) comprises a personalized first visual marking (14) that is arranged in a first region (12) of the identification document (10), the first region (12) being configured in such a way that, upon laser irradiation of the same, local darkenings of the optical impression of the identification document (10) are produced, resulting from material transformations. The identification document (10) further exhibits a second visual marking (26) that produces the optical impression of a copy of the first visual marking (14) and is arranged in a second region (22) of the identification document (10), the second region (22) being configured in such a way that, upon laser irradiation of the same, local lightenings of the optical impression of the identification document (10) are produced, resulting from material transformations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: GIESECKE & DEVRIENT GMBH
    Inventors: Walter Dorfler, Alfons Assfalg
  • Patent number: 8181993
    Abstract: An identification card of plastic, for example PVC or polyester, is introduced, in which tactile symbols in the form of foamed relief structures are clearly visually perceivable. The symbols are outlined by a contour achieved by discoloration of the plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Erdmann, Günter Endres
  • Patent number: 8182893
    Abstract: A group of size-adjustable wristbands is disclosed. The group of wristbands includes a backing sheet that is connected to a stub area disposed at an end of the backing sheet. A plurality of elongated strips is connected to the stub area in a side-by-side fashion. Each strip includes a first end attached to an additional stub area and a second end attached to the stub area. Each strip further includes a top surface. The group of wristbands further includes a plurality of top sheets, each top sheet having a first end and a second end. The first end of each top sheet is attached to one of the strips along a top surface thereof. Each top sheet is clear and includes a bottom side coated with a top adhesive layer. Finally, the group of wristbands includes a plurality of top liners with each top liner being sandwiched between one of the top adhesive layers and one of the strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Chicago, Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Carl Opel, Dan Hedger
  • Patent number: 8172270
    Abstract: A system of the present invention couples via a lanyard to a piece of luggage. The system includes a holder having three pockets. A first mask having a first shape and first color card inserts in the first pocket, a second mask and second color card inserts in the second pocket, and an identification card inserts into a third pocket. The system further includes extra color cards and extra masks to provide a traveler with many combinations of colors, patterns, shapes and sequences to identify their luggage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventor: Peter Rossing
  • Publication number: 20120091702
    Abstract: The present invention is related to magnetic pigments comprising a transparent flaky homogeneously composed substrate having two parallel major surfaces and a coating comprising maghemite, to a process for the production of said pigments as well as to their use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: Merck Patent Gesellschaft Mit Beschrankter Haftung
    Inventors: Kaiman Shimizu, Tamio Noguchi, Fumiko Sasaki, Yukitaka Watanabe, Masahiko Yazawa
  • Publication number: 20120049505
    Abstract: A print medium web comprising a tag printing area, an insertion tab area, and a perforation extending along a length of said print medium web, said perforation dividing said print medium web into said tag printing area and said insertion tab area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventor: Kazuyuki Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20120049504
    Abstract: The invention relates to a strap (1) including a band (2) with two ends (3, 4) provided with a male portion (7) and a female portion (8) of a first closing member (5), respectively, which are intended to be inserted into one another so as to connect the two ends (3, 4) of the band in order to clasp the strap. The strap also includes a second closing member (6) with a male portion (9) and a female portion (10) intended to be inserted into one another, arranged at either end (3, 4) of the band (2), respectively, wherein the second closing member (6) at least partially surrounds the first closing member (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: A. RAYMOND ET CIE
    Inventor: Sylvain Giraud
  • Publication number: 20120054053
    Abstract: A method, software product and card for personal online/offline meeting. The method includes the steps of an initiator developing a profile/account with a central organization; the central organization providing the initiator with a number of cards on which are printed at least a website designation and a code; the initiator giving a card to at least one recipient; the recipient going to the website designated on the card; the recipient entering the code at the designated website; the recipient being given access to the initiator's profile with the central organization; and the recipient sending the initiator a message through the designated website.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Lori Cheek, Locke Raper, Charlie Kickham
  • Patent number: 8109021
    Abstract: A wrap around, self laminating wristband comprises a substantially transparent laminate strap with an imaging area for receiving printed information and one or more layers of adhesive adjacent the imaging area so that as the strap is wrapped around itself to overlie the imaging area it laminates it. Alternate embodiments provide for a snap closure to secure the wristband instead of adhesive, forming the imaging area with a coating of a thermally sensitive or active print material, adding one or more labels for common use with the wristband, forming the wristband in a page of multiple wristbands or with labels or separately, forming the wristband as part of a printer processable business form, and providing the wristband forms either with or without labels in a continuous fan fold or roll format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Laser Band, LLC
    Inventors: Sanjay K. Jain, Mark Greer
  • Patent number: 8099888
    Abstract: A business form includes in a first embodiment a wristband with a laminate backing including a tab portion at the opposite end of a free end, with the tab portion having a cinch slot. Several self adhering labels are provided inboard of the tab and may be individually separated. The labels and the wristband may each be imprinted with identifying indicia. A second embodiment includes a page sized form with one or more self laminating wristbands with each wristband comprised of a printable face stock region die cut into the face stock and a strap portion, a laminating portion, and a cinch die cut into the laminate layer. The laminating portion includes two halves which fold to enclose the face stock, with the strap portion extending from one of the halves. The cinch comprises two slots located either outboard of or on both sides of the face stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Laser Band, LLC
    Inventor: James M. Riley
  • Patent number: 8087698
    Abstract: A security feature for an identification document comprising a document substrate, a first security feature applied to the document substrate, and an image of a bearer of the identification document transferred over the first security feature. The image includes a knockout portion in which selected areas of the image are not transferred to the substrate. The selected areas expose the first security feature and selected areas are in the form of personal information of the bearer of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: L-1 Secure Credentialing, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Jones, Victor L. Andelin, Daoshen Bi
  • Patent number: 8074389
    Abstract: A printer processible wristband has a cinch slot at one end and an imaging area at another, connected with a strap therebetween. The imaging area is shaped like a shovel and the cinch slot is shaped like a “D” and sized so that the imaging area interference fits through the cinch slot to thereby join the wristband about the wrist. The imaging area may have one of its ends adhered to the strap to clamp it in place and further secure the wristband or it may be left loose to act as a hang tag. Alternate embodiments are disclosed including providing a self adhering label to attach to the imaging area, providing a layer of laminate to laminate the printed information or label, providing a second imaging area along with a second strap, and providing a snap closure to further attach the wristband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Laser Band, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Greer, Sanjay K. Jain
  • Patent number: 8075210
    Abstract: A patient wristband tag production apparatus for printing and producing a tag precursor that includes a printing unit, a print medium web, an information acquisition unit, a printing control unit, and a cutter. The print medium web can have a perforation running along a length of the web and dividing the web into a tag printing area and an insertion tab area, the web being configured to produce tag precursors. The tag precursors produced from the web can have a printed tag part formed from the tag printing area on which patient identification information is printed such that the tag precursor is configured to be stored in a tag storage part of a patient wristband, and an insertion tab part formed from the insertion tab area that is detachably connected to the printed tag part and is configured to be used for inserting the printed tag part into the tag storage part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuyuki Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20110298205
    Abstract: An identification document including a translucent portion is provided. The translucent portion has a first side and a second side, and includes a first personalized information. The first personalized information includes a second personalized information which is hidden in the first personalized information when viewed from the first side of the translucent portion. A filtering device is attached to or formed in the second side of the translucent portion. The filtering device is configured to reveal the hidden second personalized information. The second personalized information appears superimposed onto the first personalized information when viewed from the second side of the translucent portion, and remains hidden when viewed from the first side of the translucent portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: GEMALTO OY
    Inventor: Teemu Pohjola
  • Patent number: 8066306
    Abstract: A printable form comprising a printable face ply and a wristband releasably bonded to a surface of the printable face ply. In at least one embodiment the wristband may be detached from the surface of the printable face ply and secured to around a body part for use in identification. In at least one embodiment the printable face ply comprises one or more labels that may be detached therefrom and applied to the wristband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Chicago Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Carl Opel, Daniel Hedger
  • Publication number: 20110239885
    Abstract: The invention relates to improvements in security features which comprise at least one printed image and, in particular, to such security features which provide an improvement in the resolution of printed images forming security features using inks, pigments or printing processes which do not lend themselves to the production of sharply defined or high resolution images. The security feature comprises an opaque first image and a second image at least partially overlying the first image, the second image being a printed image which has a lower visual resolution than the first image. The formation of the second image is such that, when the security feature is viewed in transmitted and/or reflected light, only the shape of the first image is readily discernable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2009
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Simon Dexter Marchant, Paul Howland
  • Patent number: 8019130
    Abstract: Collectable fingerprinted items, and methods of making such fingerprinted items, including original and simulated fingerprints for application to an item to create a collectable item. The processes may be used to create a variety of collectable items, such as instrument picks, pendants, key fobs, charms, and other collectables. The process includes taking an original fingerprint impression, using the original impression to create a simulated fingerprint impression. The methods optionally include altering at least one identifying characteristic in a manner that prevents identity theft of other misuse of the fingerprint impression. The process optionally includes applying the simulated fingerprint impression to an item, such as by making a mold incorporating the simulated fingerprint, such as by using CAD/CAM technology and molding an item using the created mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventors: Mark V. Aletto, Darryl S. Griffing, Richard J. Mackey
  • Patent number: 8011125
    Abstract: A business form including a wristband is provided with a print area forming a badge, the badge having a length less than and a width greater than a width of either of two straps used to attach the wristband to the wrist, the badge thus having a greater print area to improve the readability of the indicia displayed therein. A business form including a wristband has a bulged rectangularly shaped print area to allow information to be printed transversely across the print area to improve readability of the indicia displayed in the print area. Thus, the bulged rectangularly shaped print area can accommodate one or both of bar codes printed thereon in ladder as well as picket fence fashion. A security seal is disclosed which comprises a small, adhesive coated patch of laminate for sealing the joinder of the wristband ends and which has points of weakness such as X's die cut therein so that it separates or destructs upon removal to provide an indication of tampering with the wristband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Laser Band, LLC
    Inventors: James M. Riley, Sanjay K. Jain, Mark Greer, Richard E. Feiner
  • Patent number: 8006422
    Abstract: A cushioned wristband includes a carrier having a multi-layered band portion and a strap sewn to the back of the band portion of the carrier. The band has a surface with loop material and the strap has a surface of hook material, the hook and loop surfaces being intended to secure the band in place as it is wrapped about a patient's appendage. The strap is appropriately sized to insert through one or both of two cinch slots of a self-laminating hang tag which may be printed with patient information and separated from a sheetlet or page sized business form processed through a printer for imaging of patient information thereon. The band portion of the carrier includes a cushioned layer of soft foamy or spongy material for contacting a patient's skin to thereby substantially eliminate any possibility for abrasion, rash, or other irritation or injury to the patient through wearing of the wristband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Laser Band, LLC
    Inventor: James M. Riley
  • Publication number: 20110198837
    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: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: PPG INDUSTRIES OHIO, INC.
    Inventors: Luciano M. Parrinello, James L. Boyer, Paul L. Benenati
  • Publication number: 20110193335
    Abstract: Security laminates and articles wherein the security laminate includes a first substrate having a first major surface and a second major surface; a plurality of retroreflective elements affixed along the first major surface of the substrate, the retroreflective elements including a solid spherical core comprising an outer core surface, the outer core surface providing a first interface; a first complete concentric optical interference layer having an inner surface overlying core surface and an outer surface, the outer surface of the first complete concentric optical interference layer providing a second interface; a second complete concentric optical interference having an inner surface overlying the outer surface of the first complete concentric optical interference layer and an outer surface, the outer surface of the second complete concentric optical interference layer providing a third interface; the security laminate is retroreflective.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventors: Kenton D. Budd, Christopher K. Haas, Matthew H. Frey, Vivek Krishnan, Caroline M. Ylitalo, Lynn E. Lorimor
  • Publication number: 20110187094
    Abstract: A printable form comprising a printable upper surface and a wristband releasably bonded to the printable upper surface. In at least one embodiment the wristband may be detached from the printable upper surface and secured around a body part for use in identification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, JR., Carl Opel, Daniel Hedger
  • Patent number: 7988199
    Abstract: A safety skin appliqué kit for parents and custodians of children, disabled persons, and the elderly, including a marking pen and a pre-packaged collection of preprinted skin appliqués each removably sandwiched between two carrier sheets. Each of the appliqués further comprise a die cut section of breathable polyurethane tape, printed with a forward image on one side defined by a lightly-colored high-contrast window, and pre-printed plea to call if lost. The appliqués are coated with hypoallergenic acrylate adhesive for application to skin or other surfaces. Parents and custodians can apply one of said appliques' to their child, disabled person, or elderly charge, and write a contact telephone number in the window of the appliqué. This way, if their charge becomes lost, passersby will notice the appliqué, read the contact telephone number, and call the custodian.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventor: Michele Welsh
  • Patent number: 7980596
    Abstract: the invention provides a composition having laser engraving properties, comprising a host material and a laser enhancing additive. The host material comprises a material, such as a polymer, modified by a first process, whereby the host material as modified by the first process has increased thermal conductivity as compared to the host material before the first process. The laser enhancing additive comprises a first quantity of at least one of copper potassium iodide (CuKI3), Copper Iodide (CuI), potassium iodide (KI), sodium iodide (NaI), and aluminum iodide (AlI), and a second quantity of at least one substance selected from the group consisting of zinc sulfide (ZnS), barium sulfide (BaS), alkyl sulfonate, and thioester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: L-1 Secure Credentialing, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian C. Labrec
  • Patent number: 7967341
    Abstract: An interleaf is disclosed, as well as a process and device for producing an interleaf, in particular for a book-like identification document. At least one additional layer (26) made of thermally resistant plastics is laminated onto at least one layer (24) made of thermoplastic elastomer, a section (42) of the at least one additional layer (24) being integrated into a folding region (31) without producing a thickened region on the outer side of the at least one layer (24) made of thermoplastic elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Bundesdruckerei GmbH
    Inventors: Enrico Hahn, Carsten Senge
  • Publication number: 20110133442
    Abstract: A method for increasing adhesion between a security element (e.g., a security strip or band) and a fibrous sheet material such as paper is provided. Also provided by way of this invention is a security element laminated to one or more activatable adhesive films, a fibrous sheet material having such a laminated structure contained on or within a surface thereof, or at least partially embedded therein, and a document (e.g., a security document such as a banknote) made from such a fibrous sheet material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Douglas A. Crane, Giles D. Prett
  • Publication number: 20110121557
    Abstract: Multi-layer articles capable of forming color images are provided. The articles include a multi-layer construction with at least two layers in which at least one of the layers includes a thermally activatable composition. The thermally activatable composition includes a non-linear light to heat converter composition and a color forming compound. Upon activation with a light source an image forms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: Pingfan Wu, Douglas A. Dunn, Dennis E. Vogel, Stanley C. Busman
  • Publication number: 20110107494
    Abstract: A surgical gown (100) includes a body-covering portion (101) and, optionally, sleeves (102,103). A surgery procedure verification card (120) can be attached to the surgical gown (100). The surgery procedure verification card (120), which can be configured to be selectively detachable from the surgical gown (100), is configured to facilitate a start of a surgical procedure after completion of a predetermined procedure. The surgical gown (100) can be color coded to indicate a barrier level or the presence of the surgery procedure verification card (120). The surgical gown (100) can be included in a surgical pack (400). The surgical pack (400) can include one or more surgical procedure gowns (401,402) that are not color-coded, as well as a surgical drape (440). Methods of using and manufacturing the surgical gown (100) are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventor: Kimberly M. Haines
  • Publication number: 20110101111
    Abstract: A financial transaction device is disclosed. The device includes a first surface and a second surface. The first surface comprises a writable field enabling a writing instrument and/or a printing device to write on the first writable field. The writable field allows transaction device purchasers to include a custom note, picture, design, logo, pattern and/or any other indicia on the device. The writable field creates an added element of thoughtfulness to make the gift exchange more special.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Roncari, Di Wu
  • Publication number: 20110089676
    Abstract: A method to test the authenticity of a document (1), such as an ID, a passport or a card, protected against forgery, wherein it comprises at least an inner co-laminated fabric layer (2) forming an optical watermark. This layer presents cuts, and so separated zones with fabric material and other zones without fabric material, forming well recognizable forms or pictures. Co-laminating one or a plurality of such fabric layers inside of the document body allows to create a multiple watermark having both surface relief and opacity effect, without adding any volume to the body of the document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: HID GLOBAL GMBH
    Inventors: Hermann Hecker, Andreas Griesbach
  • Patent number: 7918045
    Abstract: A cushioned wristband includes a carrier having a multi-layered band portion and a strap sewn to the back of the band portion of the carrier. The band has a surface with loop material and the strap has a surface of hook material, the hook and loop surfaces being intended to secure the band in place as it is wrapped about a patient's appendage. The strap is appropriately sized to insert through one or both of two cinch slots of a self-laminating hang tag which may be printed with patient information and separated from a sheetlet or page sized business form processed through a printer for imaging of patient information thereon. The band portion of the carrier includes a cushioned layer of soft foamy or spongy material for contacting a patient's skin to thereby substantially eliminate any possibility for abrasion, rash, or other irritation or injury to the patient through wearing of the wristband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Laser Band, LLC
    Inventor: James M. Riley
  • Patent number: 7906201
    Abstract: The invention relates to a value document, in particular a bank note, having a value document substrate and 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, and second and third feature substances are applied to the value document substrate in a printing ink jointly and in the form of a coding. The second feature substance is formed by a luminescent substance, and the third feature substance by a material absorbent in a special spectral range. The two substances are used for the value recognition of different user groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhard Schwenk, Thomas Giering
  • Publication number: 20110049863
    Abstract: The invention provides hard coat and image receiving layer structures and related methods used in ID document production. These structures and methods provide ID documents that offer hard protection in areas where needed (e.g., in optical windows for machine readable data), and also provide image receiving layers for later printing of variable data, such as personalization information of the bearer. Implementations of the structure provide an effective interface between hard coat and image receiving layers that provides enhanced durability in manufacture and field use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Robert L. Jones, Daoshen Bi, Tung-Feng Yeh
  • Publication number: 20110042933
    Abstract: A recipient verification system including a strap, a pocket, a tether, and a label strip. The strap is configured for placement about a wearer's appendage (e.g., wrist, ankle, etc.). The pocket is coupled to the strap and forms an interior region that is exteriorly accessible via an open end. A portion of the tether is permanently captured at the pocket. The label strip is attached to the tether. The tether and the attached label strip are repeatedly transitionable between a first state and a second state. In the first state, the tether and at least a majority of the label strip is within the pocket, and thus protected. In the second state, at least a majority of the label strip is outside of the interior region of the pocket, and available for use by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventors: Kelly M. Landsman, Varsha G. Kalyankar, Christa L. Harris, Michael LaVern Sandy
  • Publication number: 20110025040
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for identifying a lost person and providing contact information for a third part to directly communicate with their guardian. The method and apparatus provided an imparting of indica bearing the cellular phone number of the guardian to the potentially lost person. A temporary tattoo is employed to carry the indica on a planar member affixed to the skin or by affixing the planar member to the potentially lost person. Verification instructions as to the guardian identity are also provided by instructions to dial the responding guardian when in the presence of the third party or to inspect the cellular phone of the guardian for its displayed number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventors: RANDY ALAN DOMINGUEZ, Walter Mazzota
  • Patent number: 7877915
    Abstract: A wristband is assembled from a flexible preferably vinyl carrier and a preferably laminated ID label, the carrier having a panel portion and a strap portion with a snap closure located in a toe extension at the end of the carrier adjacent the panel. The strap has a series of holes, one of which is captured within the snap closure to attach the wristband to the wearer's limb. The laminated ID label has a pair of opposing slots, one of which slips over the strap to abut the panel and the other of which is captured by the snap closure to attach the label to the carrier. The panel portion has a relieved edge formed along its opposing sides which increases the comfort of the wristband as it is worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Laser Band, LLC
    Inventors: Sanjay K. Jain, Mark Greer, James M. Riley
  • Publication number: 20100320743
    Abstract: A security laminate comprising a plurality of lamellae and layers, wherein at least one of the lamellae is a biaxially stretched polyethylene terephthalate film, and wherein the ratio of the thickness of the one or more biaxially stretched polyethylene terephthalate films over the total thickness of the security laminate is at least 0.21. A method for detecting the falsification of such security laminates by a sound characteristic is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: AGFA-GEVAERT
    Inventors: Ingrid Geuens, Walther Wouters
  • Patent number: 7849620
    Abstract: A bar coded patient wristband identifies a patient wearing the wristband. The system comprises a bar code reader to read the bar coded wristband. A host computer is connected to the digital link to receive the segment of data from the bar code reader. A database correlates the segment of data to a patient to identify the patient. The patient wristband comprises a plurality of bar code symbols. A computer then retrieves a patient record from the database to identify the patient wearing the wristband. In one embodiment, a patient wristband for identifying a patient accepts a plurality of markings of 2 D bar codes distributed along the strip. In another embodiment, the wristband comprises a plurality of linear bar code lines and spaces distributed along the strip. The lines and spaces form a 1 D bar code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Hussey, William H. Havens
  • Publication number: 20100295288
    Abstract: The invention concerns the personalisation graphics of identification documents. The identification document comprises a body where at least one of the main surfaces forms a print surface, on which artwork (14A, 14B) and/or personalised information (24A, 24B) are printed, the said print surface being covered with reinforced protective film (31A, 31B). The identification document further comprises a protective overlay (25A, 25B) transferred to the print surface with an ink ribbon, the said protective overlay being capable of enabling the adherence of the said reinforced protective film (31A, 31B) on the ink transferred to the said print surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: GEMALTO SA
    Inventors: Francoise Chabut, Denis Vere, Christophe Martinat
  • Patent number: 7832771
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the production of a security document in addition to a security document comprising at least one security cambric (15) and at least one transponder unit (21) which is fully encompassed by laminated layers (22,23) forming a laminated layer sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Bundesdruckerei GmbH
    Inventors: Harald Hoeppner, Michael Radtke, Detlef Märtens, Manfred Paeschke, Jens Ehreke, Thomas Löer, Rainer Seidel, Michael Knebel
  • Publication number: 20100283233
    Abstract: An off-line response card having a plurality of sensors is provided with a replaceable cover, where the cover is provided with a plurality of questions and choices for questions. The choices are arranged into the cover so that each choice corresponds to one sensor in the response card when the cover is placed on the response card. The sensor is adapted to sense whether the choice in the cover is influenced (selected) and output identifying information of said sensor as a result of the influence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventor: Tapio Jokinen
  • Publication number: 20100276920
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, an identification card may be provided with one or more gripping elements. For example, a raised border portion might be provided on the card's front and/or back face adjacent to and extending along at lease some of the card's sides. As another example, notches might be etched into the sides of the identification card. As still another example, an array of indented, gripping dimple portions might be provided on the front and/or back faces of the identification card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventors: Clark Woodman, Donna Russo
  • Patent number: 7818908
    Abstract: A multi-layer business form comprises a top image receiving layer of coated polyester film, a bottom laminating layer of vinyl film, and a paper insulating layer adhered between these two layers so that the business form may be printed through a laser printer or other printer that employs elevated temperatures without fusing the film layers together. Die cuts in the business form define a self laminating wristband comprising a top imaging layer and a laminating layer which, after the form is printed, may be separated from the form along the die cuts, assembled by folding the laminating layer over the imaging layer to encapsulate it, and secured to a wearer's wrist with at least one adhesive coated tab extending from a side of the laminating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Laser Band, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Greer
  • Patent number: 7819434
    Abstract: A value document, in particular a bank note, has a value document substrate and at least one feature substance for authenticity recognition and at least two different feature substances for checking the value document. First and second feature substances are present on or in the value document substrate in the form of mutually independent codings which render, at least partly, the same information, e.g. statement of value, currency, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhard Schwenk, Thomas Giering, Gerhard Stenzel, Wittich Kaule
  • Publication number: 20100253059
    Abstract: The invention relates to a film element for protecting an object, in particular a valuable document, a data carrier or a product, wherein the film element has a diffractive relief structure which produces an optically variable effect, wherein the film element has, when viewed perpendicularly to the film plane, a basic shape having a contour, wherein recesses in the form of a pattern are provided in the region of at least 25% of the contour of the basic shape at the circumference of the film element, which recesses form an information item which is superposed on the basic shape and provide the circumference of the film element with notches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: OVD KINEGRAM AG
    Inventors: Achim Hansen, Christina Streb
  • Publication number: 20100253060
    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: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: Laser Band, LLC
    Inventors: James M. Riley, Sanjay K. Jain, Mark Greer
  • Patent number: 7807254
    Abstract: A security feature for an identification document comprises a base document layer, including a first image printed with a covert ink, and a personalized image relating to a bearer of the document (such as a facial photo) printed over the first image. The personalized image is printed with an ink that is incompatible with the covert ink such that the first image becomes overt within the personalized image upon printing of the personalized image. This feature creates an interlocking relationship between the covert image, which may be pre-printed prior to personalization on card stock, and personalized information printed over the covert image. Variations of this feature can be made in which the first image is not covert, yet still creates an interlocking relationship due to ink incompatibilities. Further, the second image may depict information other than personal information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: L-1 Secure Credentialing, Inc.
    Inventors: Daoshen Bi, Robert L. Jones
  • Patent number: 7805871
    Abstract: A system for assisting a guardian in monitoring or locating a child is provided. The system includes a guardian band and a child band having matching indicia. At least a portion of the bands are preferably formed from a highly reflective, retroreflective, iridescent or fluorescent material. A method for assisting a guardian in monitoring or locating a child includes sizing a guardian band, sizing a child band, forming the child band into a loop, and placing the child band about a child's body above the waist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: Peter Ciarrocchi