Having Photograph Patents (Class 283/77)
  • Patent number: 10176423
    Abstract: A card, such as a payment card, or other device may include an electronics package. The electronics package may include electronic components mounted on a flexible, printed circuit board. The electronics package may be laminated (e.g., via a hot, cold, or molding lamination process) between layers of transparent polymer. A hologram may be fixed to one side of the electronics package such that the hologram may be viewed from the exterior of the laminated card having transparent polymer layers. As such, the hologram may not be removed without breaching the integrity of a transparent polymer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: DYNAMICS INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Mullen, Eric R. Nicklaus
  • Patent number: 10112429
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of forming color laser images. The latent image made up or color subpixels (2) and of non-colored zones is personalized by a laser beam (8) that acts in the laserable layer (3) situated under the color subpixels (2) and the non-colored zones to cause a final personalized color laser image to appear. The invention is applicable to identity documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventors: Jean Pierre Lazzari, Jean Marc Lazzari
  • Patent number: 9950552
    Abstract: An identity document includes in a single plane a two-dimensional image and under optical elements a ghost image for verifying the authenticity of the two-dimensional image. The ghost image is a stereo image and the stereo image is based on the two-dimensional image. The stereo image includes at least two images of the person on the identity card wherein at least one of the two images is a calculated image. The stereo image may further include a floating image, the floating image being arranged to be perceived to float over the ghost image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: MORPHO B.V.
    Inventor: Jan Van Den Berg
  • Patent number: 9824610
    Abstract: A vehicle identification number (VIN) label is provided. The label includes an adhesive layer; a self-destruct layer positioned on the adhesive layer; a first facestock layer positioned on the self-destruct layer; a second facestock layer positioned on the first facestock layer and defining a first window relative to the first facestock layer; and an indicia layer with a first vehicle identification number (VIN) within the first window of the second facestock layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Denis L. Mazini, Zachary A. Romme, D. Lucia Klose, William A. Biondo, Frankie K. Thomas, Kevin W. Snider
  • Patent number: 9073377
    Abstract: A kit is provided that assists a customer to produce a pocket-sized, disposable photo album. The kit generally has some paper that has been perforated and scored into a grid of wallet-sized rectangles, some adhesives, and instructions for use. A customer prints wallet-sized photos onto the paper within the wallet-sized rectangles. The customer then tears along the perforation lines to create strips of rectangles, and tapes the strips together end-to-end. Lastly, the customer folds the rectangles along the score lines in an accordion-like fashion to create an expandable album that is easily shared. The resulting “album” can be carried in most any pocket and displayed at a moment's notice. This type of album is particularly useful to people who carry wallets instead of purses, but would otherwise like to share photos.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Freidl
  • Patent number: 8998264
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Walter Dorfler, Alfons Assfalg
  • Patent number: 8985634
    Abstract: This invention relates to an anti-counterfeit printed matter such as a banknote or a passport which requires anti-counterfeit or anti-copy, a method of manufacturing the same, and a recording medium storing halftone dot data creation software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: National Printing Bureau, Incorporated Administrative Agency
    Inventors: Masato Kiuchi, Susumu Kiuchi, Kayoko Satoh, Kazuya Ohshima
  • 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: 8551379
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for forming a three-dimensional image and, more particularly, for making three-dimensional digital image transfer thermoformed objects on, e.g., generic molds. The method includes manipulating digital images of a subject into a single image; printing the single image onto a media; and thermoforming the media with the single image using a generic mold. The system comprises a computer infrastructure operable to: receive images of a subject; display the images; stitch together the images to form a single image; adjust portions of the images or single image to compensate for deformation during thermoforming of the single image; register the single image with points on a mold; and print the single image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Lyle S. Simons
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8376410
    Abstract: A portable data carrier (1) includes a carrier (2) which has a first graphical representation (3) and a second graphical representation (4). The second graphical representation (4) is better protected against tampering than the first graphical representation (3). In addition, the second graphical representation (4) is configured as a reference for detecting tampering with the first graphical representation (3). Only a partial area (5) of the first graphical representation (3) laterally overlaps with the second graphical representation (4) and there is no lateral overlap between the first graphical representation (3) and the second graphical representation (4) outside the partial area (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventor: Peer-Alexander Komarek
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 8079618
    Abstract: A hidden image game piece is formed on a transparent or translucent substrate which is part of an optical disc (e.g., a CD or DVD). The hidden image can be used to contain a “key” which is required to gain access to the data contained on the optical disc, thereby aiding in the prevention of that type of piracy of the content of the optical disc which could be accomplished by a simple disc-to-disc copy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Hidden Image Technology Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Montesi, Donnie Causey, Joel M. Brooks
  • Patent number: 8055901
    Abstract: A method and system for performing document image correction using a document reader is disclosed. The method includes generating a document image representative of a document having a deformation; decoding an optical pattern embedded in the document from the document image to determine an optical signature for the document; receiving document classification data associated with the optical signature; and applying an image correction technique to the document image based on the document classification data to generate a corrected document image. A document capable of being read by a document reader is also disclosed. The document includes a substrate and an optical pattern embedded on the substrate. The optical pattern is part of a background pattern printed on the substrate. The optical pattern defines an optical signature unique to the particular class of document and is associated with document classification data for the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Scientific Games International, Inc.
    Inventors: William F. Behm, Charles F. Cassidy, Sten H. Mejenborg
  • 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: 7968173
    Abstract: The present invention relates to printable security paper that includes a region capable of receiving printed indicia on the front side and on the reverse side which are observable in reflected light and form an image observable in transmitted light, as security element protecting against two-sided copying, characterized in that such region is a screened region having an average overall opacity less than the opacity of the vellum part of the rest of the paper, said screened region being made up from alternations of vellum miniregions, having an approximately constant thickness equal to that of the vellum part of the rest of the paper, and of miniregions of reduced opacity because of their smaller thickness compared with the vellum miniregions. The invention also relates to the security document obtained with this paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Arjowiggins Security
    Inventors: Nathalie Vast, Yvan Thierry, Stephane Mallol
  • Publication number: 20110037247
    Abstract: A security document created by laminating a metalized foil between transparent layers, and modifying the outside of the foil to form a base color of the document, while leaving a window area formed by an unmodified portion of the foil. A laser is then used to ablate at least a portion of the unmodified portion of the foil in the window area to create an image. The window area includes the laser ablated image formed therein. The resulting image is transparent, with the image being visible from a front of the security document and visible from a rear of the security document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: DATACARD CORPORATION
    Inventor: Michael Tappij-Gielen
  • Patent number: 7883762
    Abstract: The invention concerns a security document comprising, as security element against recto/verso copying, indicia present on both sides and capable of being viewed under reflected lighting and forming an image capable of being viewed under transmitted light. The invention is characterized in that said indicia comprise lines and form said image with 3D effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Arjowiggins Security
    Inventor: Pierre Doublet
  • 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
  • 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: 7758079
    Abstract: The invention relates to a personal document in the form of a book, comprising a book cover, a multi-layered personalised side which contains personalised data, in addition to inner pages. The personalised side and the inner pages are secured by means of a seam to the book cover. The multi-layered personalizing side is provided with a central area which is made of a textile layer which is joined on both sides to a thermoplastic layer which covers the central area until the projecting end. A RFID element comprising an IC element is integrated into the central area for the contactless transfer of biometric data of the personal document owner. The personalised side is sewn by means of a seam in the region of the projecting end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Bundesdrukerei GmbH
    Inventors: Guenter Beyer-Meklenburg, Michael Knebel, Detlef Klepsch
  • Patent number: 7748747
    Abstract: The invention concerns an individualized security document (1) and a method of individualizing a security document. The individualized security document (1) has a number of pages (12 to 15) which are connected together by means of stitching or adhesive. In addition integrated into the security document by means of stitching and adhesive is a single-layer or multi-layer film body (2) which is provided with an individualized optical security element and which is folded in the region of the stitching or adhesive. The fold divides the film body (2) into a first part (21) on which the individualized optical security element is arranged and a second, preferably flap-shaped part (22) which is permanently connected to a plastic body having at least one machine-readable security element, wherein the at least one machine-readable security element has an electronic circuit for RF identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: OVD Kinegram AG
    Inventors: Achim Hansen, John Anthony Peters
  • Patent number: 7743540
    Abstract: The present invention relates to identification systems and more particularly to patient identification systems comprising an identification band and a reusable pouch. The identification system comprises an identification band that is passed through one or more slits in a reusable identification pouch. The pouch includes an information area where information about the patient may be printed, and a pocket where alert labels or other tags may be stored. When the identification band is removed, the pouch may be mounted onto a new band. The information contained on and attached to the pouch may be reused each time a new identification band is needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: St. John Companies, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve McDermott
  • Patent number: 7694887
    Abstract: The invention relates to identification documents, and in particular to providing optically variable personalized data to identification documents. In one implementation, we provide an identification document comprising a document layer and a first indicium. The document layer comprises a material capable of being printed by a thermally transferable optically variable ink. The first indicium is printed on the document layer and comprises personalized data and printed to the document layer by a thermally transferred optically variable ink. The first indicium may be printed to the document layer by disposing a thermally transferable optically variable ink in a mass transfer panel of a printer ribbon adapted for use in a dye diffusion thermal transfer printer, and printing the first indicium as part of a mass transfer printing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: L-1 Secure Credentialing, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Jones, Daoshen Bi, Charles F. Duggan, Nelson T. Schneck
  • Patent number: 7594680
    Abstract: An identification document having enhanced security and replication deterrence, while providing a simple low cost solution to other verification and authentication technologies. In one implementation, the document is provided with a multi-layer, multi-axis diffractive optical variable image device (DOVID) that is based on specific data or information on the document. The result is that the DOVID is directly tied to data or information that is specific to the document. This DOVID security feature is verifiable by the human eye so that no high levels of technology are necessary to verify authenticity. In addition, this DOVID security feature has enhanced tamper detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: DataCard Corporation
    Inventor: James A. Forde
  • Publication number: 20090179417
    Abstract: A set of identification cards are provided. The set of identification cards includes a first child identification card that itself includes personal information about a first child and a parent of the first child. The set of identification cards also includes a parent identification card that includes personal information about the parent and the first child.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventor: Miguel Papdopulos Murra
  • Publication number: 20090039643
    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: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: DATACARD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Baxter, Wim Tappij Gielen
  • Publication number: 20080042427
    Abstract: A security article is provided having a multicoloured image and which comprises a first layer of transparent polymeric material carrying parts of an image formed in a first colour; and at least one other layer of transparent polymeric material carrying parts of the image formed in a different colour. The layers are laminated together with the parts of the image formed in the first and different colours superposed over one another, whereby the colours combine to form a multicoloured image in the laminated security article. In one embodiment, the multi coloured image is viewable from both sides of the security article, and in another form an opaque layer may be provided on one side of the transparent layers to provide a background for viewing the image in reflection from one side of the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventor: Sani Muke
  • Patent number: 7202970
    Abstract: The present invention is embodied in a printing system for printing identification cards with durable full-color images using an inkjet printing device. In general, the present invention provides an inkjet printing device that is used to print images on a plastic identification card. The images are printed reversibly on a transparent media. The transparent media is then laminated onto a plastic card with the side with the images being adhered to the card. As a result, the images are viewed as being printed correctly on the transparent media. Further, the images are protected on one side by the transparent media itself and on the other side by the plastic card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Edward P. Maher, Thomas J. Stark
  • Patent number: 6857210
    Abstract: A genetic identification card having read only memory (ROM) for storing identity related information, a microcircuit, a magnetic recordable strip and an incorporated capsule adapted for storing a biological sample of the individual. The card is waterproof and may include a laminated or printed photograph, developed fingerprint, point of contact telephone number, magnetic recordable strip, and capsule containing a sample of biological origin. The identification system facilitates the production of a permanent identification card containing information necessary to positively identify a human being. The system will also include a means to check and verify the identity of the card owner through DNA sampling and testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Inventor: Julio Santa Cruz
  • Patent number: 6804378
    Abstract: Digital or analog objects are steganographically encoded with plural bit digital data. The encoding may proceed with reference to biometric data, such as fingerprint or retinal scan data. One application of such technology is to encode identification documents, such as a drivers' licenses. The encoded data can later be decoded and used, e.g., for authentication purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventor: Geoffrey B. Rhoads
  • Patent number: 6780106
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus by which a souvenir that memorializes that which a player was able to accomplish from using a gaming machine can be easily and effectively produced. In a preferred embodiment, the system permits the substance of the souvenir to be selected, the form or forms in which the souvenir is provided to be selected, and the manner in which the souvenir is distributed to be selected. More specific preferred embodiments permit the system operator to pre-select the event for which a player can receive a souvenir, the substance of the record from which the souvenir may be generated, and/or whether and to the extent to which the player may add to the record to produce the souvenir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Case Venture Management, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence E. DeMar, Scott D. Slomiany, Duncan F. Brown
  • Patent number: 6751589
    Abstract: A preferred method for generating a document includes the steps of: providing an applicant with a visual representation, via a visual display device, of at least a portion of a document; prompting an applicant to provide first information corresponding to a first portion of the document; receiving the first information, as a first vocal response, from the applicant; converting the first vocal response to corresponding first textual data; providing the applicant with an updated visual representation, via the visual display device, of the first textual data appearing at the first portion of the document; and generating a printed document corresponding to the updated visual representation of the document. Systems and computer readable media also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Gustavo M. Guillemin
  • Patent number: 6633321
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for recording image information on a data carrier which has a substrate that can have optically identifiable information written to it by the application of radiation, and an image-carrying area suitable for the application of information, in which the whole image information of an image to be recorded is applied to the image-carrying area. In order to increase the tamperproofness of the image to be recorded and the identifiability of the said image, without adversely affecting the brilliance and colour fidelity of the image, the invention provides for a portion of the image information that is to be recorded to be additionally written to the substrate with the aid of radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignee: Maurer Electronics GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Maurer
  • Publication number: 20030160444
    Abstract: The invention relates to a personalized phone card that is designed to display a person's photograph and personal information while also providing the holder of the card with phone card services. The phone card comprises both a front and a back surface wherein on the front surface of the phone card there is a picture of the user along with information about how to use the card along with the telephone number of the person pictured on the front of the card. On the back surface of the card is personal information including a description of the user giving the card. For example, in a preferred embodiment, this description includes biographical information about the person giving the card such as the person's academic record, his or her career information, personal information such as hobbies or interests, a personal quote, or milestones in that person's life such as birthday, his or her wedding anniversary, professional or social accomplishments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2002
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Inventor: Lawrence Durso
  • Patent number: 6585845
    Abstract: A uniquely shaped plate may be transmitted through a card printer designed to print on only a card having a standard size and shape. The plate includes a laminate including a card having a sheet of backing material affixed thereto, preferably by an easy release adhesive. For example, the card may have a backing, such as release paper. If the plate is a flexible material, the backing material is a rigid sheet. The standard card is kiss cut through its thickness to form segments having contours for making said unique shape. However, the kiss cut does not cut the sheet of backing material, which continues to hold the segments in place. Therefore, the card retains its standard size and shape so that it may be sent through the card printer with the segments in place. Then, the segments are separated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Contemporary, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Peterson
  • Patent number: 6544697
    Abstract: A mouldable photographic material is made up from a thermoplastic base sheet, and a primer coating which provides the key for a photographic emulsion layer. Following exposure and development, a thermoplastic foil is laid over the emulsion layer and bonded in place using an optical quality adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Digiplast N.V.
    Inventors: Andrew Cunningham Thomson, Penelope Anne Thomson
  • Patent number: 6546112
    Abstract: Security of a document is enhanced by steganographically embedding, within a graphic on the document, data that can be used in conjunction with text on the document to authenticate the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventor: Geoffrey B. Rhoads
  • Patent number: 6491297
    Abstract: A method of increasing likelihood of locating sought individuals, including missing persons or wanted individuals by stimulating public awareness through the dissemination of pictures and other data or indicia (12) of such individuals on lottery game cards. In addition, a-portion of the card that bears data of an individual being sought is a detachable stub (24) which can be kept as an entry for an additional opportunity to participate in a contest at a later date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Inventor: Isaura Gabriela Cardoso
  • Publication number: 20020122996
    Abstract: A moldable photographic material (1) is made up from a thermoplastic base sheet (2), a primer coating (3) which provides the key for a photographic emulsion layer (5). Following exposure and developing, a thermoplastic foil (6) is laid over the emulsion layer (5) and bonded in place using an optical quality adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 1999
    Publication date: September 5, 2002
    Inventors: ANDREW CUNNINGHAM THOMSON, PENELOPE THOMSON
  • Patent number: 6318757
    Abstract: A carrier sheet has a detachable totally laminatable card integrally formed therewith. A clear plastic film patch having two thin plastic film sheets laminated together by an adhesive therebetween and a release coating, is glued to the back of the sheet in a card area. The inner one of the plastic film sheets has the release coating on its inner surface in contact with the adhesive secured to an inner surface of the outer one of the plastic film sheets. A card is delineated by a die-cut made in the front surface of the carrier sheet and extending to the adhesive between the film sheets. A perforation cut is made in the outer one of the plastic film sheets and aligned with the die-cut. A photograph or fingerprint is applied in a designated area on the outer face of the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: Crain-Drummond, Inc.
    Inventors: William Dale Ritchie, Tony Plutino
  • Patent number: 6264782
    Abstract: A print with a hologram, such as an ID card, including a transferred image including a transferred sublimable dye image of a full color using sublimable dye inks, and a hologram and the like laminated on the transferred image for security purposes. Even when stored or used for a long period of time, the hologram causes no unfavorable phenomena, such as bleeding, in the sublimation dye thermal transferred image and has excellent durability. A process for producing such a print with a hologram is also disclosed. In the production of the print with a hologram, a transferred image 2 of a sublimable dye ink or a combination of a transferred image 2 of a sublimable dye ink with a transferred image 3 of a hot-melt ink is provided on an image-receiving sheet 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Oshima, Mikiko Kudo, Jiro Onishi
  • Patent number: 6260886
    Abstract: This invention relates to a device for displaying and/or transporting an item, where the device comprises a transparent front that forms a sealable pocket with a substantially solid surface, such as a card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Assignee: Photo Fits, LLC
    Inventor: David P. Hollingbery
  • Patent number: 6227573
    Abstract: A photograph-personalized card for seating attendees at a social function, such as a restaurant sit-down retirement dinner, in which the cards are positioned at the possible 2-5 tables being used for the occasion, and thus distinguishes these tables from other tables being used by other diners. The attendees are instructed that the cards, being rectangular in shape, can be used as bookmarks, thus contributing to a keepsake value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Inventor: Denise Yorke-Zuyus
  • Patent number: 6224109
    Abstract: A credit card with driver's license for providing credit to an individual, information regarding the individual and proof of registration to operate a motor vehicle on a single form of identification. The credit card with driver's license includes a semi rigid thin piece of material having a face side, a photograph of the individual positioned on the face side, additional identifying information positioned on the face side and a magnetic strip storing information providing access to credit of the individual and personal information regarding the individual upon reading of said magnetic strip by a credit card terminal. The credit card with driver's license is registered with a department of motor vehicles in a state in which the owner resides and credit is provided by either an independent financial institution or the state government issuing the driver's license.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2001
    Inventor: James Yung Chien Yang
  • Patent number: 6220327
    Abstract: An identification booklet including a backing and a printed cover film having identification indicia printed thereon is automatically printed and assembled by an apparatus including means for holding the booklet in an open position with the backing exposed, printing means for printing indicia onto an inner surface of the cover film, transport means including an insertion blade rotatably mounted thereon, the insertion blade including a damp for holding the cover film in place thereon, die-cut means for cutting the cover film to a predetermined size while the cover film is held in place on the insertion blade by the clamp, to form the identification card and fusing means for fusing the identification card and the backing together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Assignee: Atlantek, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian S. Rothwell, Joseph V. Connors, Raymond E. Maynard