And Electrically Conductive Material Patents (Class 283/83)
  • Patent number: 10304374
    Abstract: Medical apparatuses with selectively dimmable displays are disclosed herein. Some embodiments include a housing, a laser surgical handpiece device, a laser source that generates laser light that is emitted through the laser surgical handpiece device, an electroluminescent display associated with the housing, the electroluminescent display being configured to display operational settings for the laser source, the operational settings including at least power level and pulse width or duration, and a microprocessor for controlling the electroluminescent display to selectively illuminate or dim at least a portion of the operational settings displayed thereon based on the operational settings selected by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Azena Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Alexandre B. Di Sessa, Jonathan Z. Luo, Roberto Minoru Imai, Jr., Kenneth Lester Blanchard
  • Patent number: 10052904
    Abstract: A flexible security document is provided which contains an authentication device including: a) source of electrical potential (5), the source including a piezoelectric polymeric material including at least one terpolymer of vinylidene fluoride (VDF), trifluoroethylene (TrFE) and a halogenated ethylene based monomer containing at least one non-fluorine halogen atom, the source of electrical potential being activated by mechanical deformation; b) reporter element (3) including a material capable of switching electrically between a first state and a second state, the difference between the first state and the second state being able to be perceived by an unaided human; and c) conducting elements (8) electrically connecting the source of electrical potential and the reporter element to produce an electric circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: NOTE PRINTING AUSTRALIA LIMITED
    Inventors: Wayne Kevin Jackson, Francois Bauer
  • Patent number: 9744803
    Abstract: A novelty communication object, such as a sign or printed object (book, brochure, greeting card or the like), and method of making, wherein at least one page, surface or sheet of the object has not only directly visible images, but also a plurality of cut-outs or other portions at least partially transparent or optically reactive to light, which can become visible when a user shines an illumination source such as a flashlight at the page and projects an image of the transparent or optically reactive portions onto a neighboring wall or other surface, or backlights the transparent or optically reactive portions for direct viewing. The plurality of transparent or optically reactive areas are preferably selected so that the illuminated image has a different visual appearance than the directly visible image, thereby enhancing the overall narrative content of the communication object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Anna Walant
  • Patent number: 9731540
    Abstract: Multilayered security devices comprising a patterned substrate over which a graphene-based coating has been applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventors: John S. Lettow, Dan Scheffer
  • Patent number: 9444969
    Abstract: An ultraviolet image pattern is created on a recording medium having florescence properties and a first color by electronically creating a first electronic pattern ink, the first electronic pattern ink including a second color, holes, and a first pattern, the holes representing areas in the first electronic pattern ink wherein the second color is absent; electronically creating a second electronic pattern ink, the second electronic pattern ink including the second color, holes, and the first pattern, the holes of the second electronic pattern ink representing areas in the second electronic pattern ink filled with a third color, the third color being equal to the first color; electronically creating an electronic image region having a background and a foreground; electronically painting, using the first electronic pattern ink, the background of the electronic image region; electronically painting, using the second electronic pattern ink, the foreground of the electronic image region; and rendering, using marki
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Miller, Edward N. Chapman
  • Patent number: 9216605
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a security thread or stripe for the incorporation into or onto a value-document or currency substrate, as well as a method and means of making such thread or stripe. The thread or stripe comprises a plastic foil which carries a hardened coating comprising oriented magnetic or magnetizable pigment particles, the orientation of said pigment particles representing graphic information. Preferred are optically variable magnetic or magnetizable pigment particles. Said hardened coating may also be comprised between a first and a second plastic foil. Said graphic information is a repetitive seamless pattern of suitable repetition length, which is produced using a magnetic orienting cylinder having a corresponding repetitive seamless magnetic field pattern. A magnetic orienting cylinder and a process for process for producing such magnetic orienting cylinder are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: SICPA HOLDING SA
    Inventors: Pierre Degott, Claude-Alain Despland, Mathieu Schmid, Gebhard Ritter, Edgar Mueller
  • Patent number: 9000922
    Abstract: An honesty test system for immediately identifying a thief. The system features a decoy such as a book or magazine that presents a piece of money. Disposed inside the decoy is circuitry. As the money is removed from the decoy, the circuitry loop is completed, which activates a transmitter. The transmitter sends a signal to a receiver in a nearby alarm box, causing an alarm to sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Willie R. Love
  • Publication number: 20150014983
    Abstract: Disclosed is a marking for an article, item or substrate. The marking comprises a printable code, at least a part of which is covered by a chiral liquid crystal polymer (CLCP) layer, and further preferably including an intermediate layer including a distribution of flakes, to provide readable information of at least two different types on the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Eric DECOUX, Tristan JAUZEIN
  • Patent number: 8771558
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an anti-counterfeit ink is provided. A tungsten oxide nanowire is provided. A hydrophilic treatment is performed to the tungsten oxide nanowire to form a tungsten oxide nanowire with hydrophilicity. The tungsten oxide nanowire with hydrophilicity and an ink are mixed to form an anti-counterfeit ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Borh-Ran Huang, Tzu-Ching Lin, Ying-Kan Yang
  • Patent number: 8678442
    Abstract: A tamper-proof security element includes at least one polymer spacer layer and two metal cluster layers. One or more of the layers, in addition to their function, fulfills a security feature in their color-shift set-up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Hueck Folien GES.m.b.h.
    Inventors: Martin Bergsmann, Friedrich Kastner, Jürgen Keplinger, Georg Bauer, Harald Walter
  • Patent number: 8680007
    Abstract: A reversible thermosensitive recording medium including an electronic information recording sheet having at least an electronic information recording element projecting from a surface thereof, a first sheet having a through hole into which the electronic information recording element can be inserted, and a second sheet having a cut-out portion capable of housing the entire electronic information recording sheet, wherein the second sheet houses in the cut-out portion the entire electronic information recording sheet, with being laid over the first sheet, and the electronic information recording element inserted into the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadafumi Tatewaki, Hiroyuki Ina, Nobuyoshi Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 8670862
    Abstract: A document discarding apparatus includes: a metal detector that detects presence or absence of a metal embedded in a document; a code reader that reads a code; an instruction accept portion that accepts an instruction to discard the document; a document discarding portion that discards the document; a first determining unit that, according to the presence or absence of the metal, determines whether the document may be discarded in the document discarding portion; a second determining unit that, according to the code, determines whether the document may be discarded in the document discarding portion; and a document discarding control unit that, when the instruction accept portion accepts an instruction to discard the document, on condition that the first determining unit and the second determining unit both determine that the document can be discarded in the document discarding portion, controls the document discarding portion to discard the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyoshi Uejo
  • Patent number: 8616584
    Abstract: A sheet-shaped document of value (BN) has luminescent feature substances (20, 21). Preferably, one luminescent feature substance is present over the entire sheet-shaped document and has a low concentration, whereas a second luminescent feature substance is present at certain partial areas and has a higher concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Scholz, Gregor Grauvogl, Ulrich Magg, Thomas Giering, Franz Müller, Klaus Thierauf
  • Patent number: 8590941
    Abstract: The invention describes a method providing prints with fluorescent effects on a document generated by color electrophotographic print processes, employing an electrophotographic printer equipped with five print modules, where four printing stations are equipped with black, yellow, magenta and cyan toners and a fifth station is equipped with substantially clear fluorescent toners to be printed on top of the color toners or directly on a substrate of the print document. In further developments of the present invention, the clear fluorescent toner absorbs light in the UV-A range or comprises metallic pigments or metallic effect pigments added to the clear fluorescent toner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Detlef Schulze-Hagenest, Dinesh Tyagi
  • Patent number: 8567822
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a luminous advertisement sheet. The luminous advertisement sheet includes a light-transmitting print sheet having an EL advertisement region formed in at least one area of the print sheet, and a general advertisement region formed in the other area thereof. The EL advertisement region has at least one of a fixed pattern portion in which a transparent electrode layer, an EL layer and a dielectric layer are sequentially laminated and a variable pattern portion in which a transparent electrode layer, an EL layer, a dielectric layer and a plurality of pixel electrode layers are sequentially laminated. The general advertisement region allows general dye printing to be performed therein. The luminous advertisement sheet further includes a pattern electrode layer laminated and printed with a conductive ink material to have a predetermined luminous pattern in at least one area of the dielectric layer laminated in the fixed pattern portion and/or the variable pattern portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials
    Inventors: Taik-Min Lee, Dong-Youn Shin, Chung-Hwan Kim, Jeong-Dai Jo, Dong-Soo Kim, Byung-Oh Choi
  • Patent number: 8562411
    Abstract: An electron game machine is provided that may be used in association with standard or special type lottery tickets to enhance a lottery players game experience. The machine may be configure for single or plural play options and may be recharged for reuse. Game play data may be entered manually or automatically. Game machines may be manufactured as generic devices and programmed with game specific information as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Scientific Games International, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Irwin, Jr., Gary R. Streeter
  • Patent number: 8557368
    Abstract: A document comprising a substrate with a surface having cellulose hydroxy groups, an adhesion promoter present on at least a first portion of the substrate surface, and a magnetic ink image formed over the first portion of the substrate surface. The adhesion promoter comprises a silane component including at least one amino functional group and at least one of a second type of functional group that is configured to bond with cellulose hydroxyl groups in the substrate. The magnetic ink image has a magnetic signal strength of at least 80%. A corresponding printing system and a method of printing also are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Kurt I. Halfyard, T. Brian McAneney, Xan-Xing Hu, Edward Zwartz, GuiQin Song, Santokh Singh Badesha, Gordon Sisler
  • Publication number: 20130264814
    Abstract: A security paper that is detectable by a metal detector has a predetermined brightness. The security paper has a low content of volatile organic compounds (VOC). Also, the security paper retains an improved detect-ability for a period of time that is greater than a predetermined period of time. The security paper includes a detectable layer including metal-polymer composite particles and an aqueous binder resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ae-kyung CHOI, Chang-woo JUNG, Taek-yong JUNG
  • Patent number: 8540285
    Abstract: A chemically etched two dimensional matrix symbol is provided on a substrate. The substrate may be metal or plastic. A process is described for forming a plurality of two dimensional matrix symbols at the same time in batches. The two dimensional data matrix symbol includes a substrate, a plurality of grooves and a plurality of raised areas, and a plurality of ink spots disposed in the grooves according to a predefined code. The matrix is readable by a scanning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Texas Nameplate Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Roy Dale Crownover
  • Publication number: 20130234426
    Abstract: The invention relates to a value document having an at least partially embedded security element, wherein the value document consists of a security paper having two or more layers of identical or different materials, and wherein the security element is designed as a transfer element and is applied to an internal surface of one of the layers of the security paper and is at least partially covered by at least one further layer of the multilayer security paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Matthias Müller, Christoph Kocher, Jakob Grob
  • Publication number: 20130221655
    Abstract: A security paper includes a detectable layer including metal powder, an organosilane, and a water-soluble binder resin. The security paper has high brightness. Accordingly, an image printed on the security paper has excellent qualities. Also, the security paper has a low volatile organic compound (VOC) content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • 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: 8465625
    Abstract: A security paper for producing security documents, such as bank notes, identity cards or the like, having at least one opening, whereby the opening is produced during papermaking and does not have a sharp limiting edge in the edge area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Boehm, Horst Reigl, Theo Burchard
  • Patent number: 8450240
    Abstract: A reversible thermosensitive recording medium including a reversible thermosensitive recording layer, a first sheet-shaped base provided adjacent to the reversible thermosensitive recording layer, an electronic information recording module containing a module substrate, and a convex-shaped electronic information recording element and an antenna circuit both disposed on the module substrate, and a first resin layer for bonding the first sheet-shaped base and the electronic information recording module, wherein the first sheet-shaped base has a concave portion on a surface opposite to a surface on which the reversible thermosensitive recording layer is formed, and the electronic information recording element is inserted into the concave portion of the first sheet-shaped base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Noboru Koga, Tadafumi Tatewaki, Takeshi Owashi, Koji Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8450239
    Abstract: A reversible thermosensitive recording medium including an electronic information recording sheet having at least an electronic information recording element projecting from a surface thereof, a first sheet having a through hole into which the electronic information recording element can be inserted, and a second sheet having a cut-out portion capable of housing the entire electronic information recording sheet, wherein the second sheet houses in the cut-out portion the entire electronic information recording sheet, with being laid over the first sheet, and the electronic information recording element is inserted into the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadafumi Tatewaki, Hiroyuki Ina, Nobuyoshi Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20130113200
    Abstract: Improvements in security devices are provided that are used for authenticating or security applications. The security device includes a first color-shifting layer and a second color-shifting layer, which exhibits different reflective characteristics to the first color-shifting layer. A partial first light absorbing layer is between first surfaces of the first and second color-shifting layers and a second light absorbing layer applied to a second surface of the second color-shifting layer. The color of the partial first absorbing layer is selected to substantially match the color of light reflected at a normal angle of incidence by the combination of the second color-shifting layer and the second absorbing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: DE LA RUE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Adam Lister
  • Patent number: 8409705
    Abstract: Fibers having a plurality of colored regions printed on front and rear sides of said fiber are disclosed, wherein the colors are visible only under ultra-violet light. The regions may be in the form of stripes or may be arranged in a pseudo-random pattern. The regions may be differently colored. Such fibers can be incorporated into paper products as a form of counterfeit protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: D.W. Spinks (Embossing) Ltd.
    Inventor: Gary D Spinks
  • Patent number: 8403368
    Abstract: The invention concerns a security document comprising a translucent carrier substrate, in particular of paper and/or plastic material, and at least one security element which is applied to the carrier substrate or embedded in the carrier substrate and which presents at least one image when viewed in the transillumination mode from at least a first side of the security document and simulates a presence of at least a first watermark in the carrier substrate, wherein the security element has at least region-wise at least one layer which simulates the first watermark, wherein the at least one layer of the security element, that simulates the first watermark, imparts thereto unexpected optical effects in relation to security elements with conventional watermarks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co. KG
    Inventors: Wayne Robert Tompkin, Andreas Schilling, Rene Staub
  • Publication number: 20130062875
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flat insert intended for being inserted in a security document, which includes a fibrous substrate (2) formed as a single layer having a cavity (5) and an electronic device (3) having contactless communication, housed in said cavity. Said cavity is in communication with a single surface of the fibrous substrate (2) and includes, in the cross-section thereof, a peripheral shoulder (13) for housing said electronic device in said cavity without generating a thickened portion of the insert, said fibrous substrate (2) including synthetic fibres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: ARJOWIGGINS SECURITY
    Inventor: Arjowiggins Security
  • Patent number: 8387886
    Abstract: The invention concerns a security document comprising a flexible carrier and a multi-layer flexible film body which is applied to the flexible carrier and which provides one or more optical security features. The flexible multi-layer film body has an electrically controller display element for generating an optical security feature with associated electrical current source for operation of the display element in combination with an optically active diffractive structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: OVD Kinegram AG
    Inventors: Wayne Robert Tompkin, Andreas Schilling, John Anthony Peters
  • Patent number: 8220836
    Abstract: In a reply card enabling a recipient of said reply card to answer at least one request made by a sender of said reply card by taking a determined physical action on at least one identified zone of said reply card, provision is made for at least one identified zone of said reply card to be provided with a succession of signs printed with a conductive ink, and for a determined physical action to be taken that consists in perforating at least one of said identified zones so as to detach at least a portion of said succession of signs printed with a conductive ink from the reply card, the effect of said detaching being to prevent a radio-frequency read device possessed by the sender from receiving the answer associated with said succession of signs printed with a conductive ink and detached by the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Neopost Technologies
    Inventor: Fabien Chatte
  • Patent number: 8158252
    Abstract: The invention concerns a stamping film for the production of tamper-proof license plates and a license plate produced using a stamping film. The stamping film includes a carrier film and a transfer layer which is detachable from the carrier film and which can be fixed on a substrate of the license plate. Starting from the carrier film, the transfer layer includes a transparent release layer, an opaque decoration layer, a transparent protection layer, an optically variable layer, a reflection layer, a colored layer and an adhesive layer. The decoration layer has mutually spaced areal interruptions where the transparent protection layer adjoins the release layer. The adhesive layer is provided for fixing the transfer layer to the substrate of the license plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co. KG
    Inventors: Hubert Süssner, Wolfgang Bilger
  • Patent number: 8158253
    Abstract: Fibers (2, 14) having a plurality of colored regions printed on front and rear sides of said fiber are disclosed, wherein the colors are visible only under ultra-violet light. The regions may be in the form of stripes (4, 6, 8, 10 and 12) or may be arranged is a pseudo-random pattern (16, 18, 20, 22, 24). The regions may be differently colored. Such fibers can be incorporated into paper products as a form of counterfeit protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: D W Spinks (Embossing) Ltd.
    Inventor: Gary D. Spinks
  • Publication number: 20120061950
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an anti-counterfeit ink is provided. A tungsten oxide nanowire is provided. A hydrophilic treatment is performed to the tungsten oxide nanowire to form a tungsten oxide nanowire with hydrophilicity. The tungsten oxide nanowire with hydrophilicity and an ink are mixed to form an anti-counterfeit ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Borh-Ran Huang, Tzu-Ching Lin, Ying-Kan Yang
  • Patent number: 8067083
    Abstract: An article surface ornamental structure that is easy to work and able to form a decorative pattern of an optional design and a high-grade feeling produced thanks to the metallic luster and, if necessary, to form a third dimensional decorative pattern. A metal-coated layer is formed by depositing a metal material with metallic luster on a surface of a base material. The metal-coated layer is at least partly provided with a separation part, in which the based material has its surface exposed to create an ornamental pattern thanks to a difference between the outer appearance of the base material and the metallic luster of the remaining metal-coated layer. With the base material and the metal-coated layer exposed, respectively, each of their surfaces is coated with a clear-coating layer made of synthetic resin material having transmittancy in order to protect the surface of the ornamental pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Hamano Plating Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kimio Hamano
  • Patent number: 8052171
    Abstract: The invention concerns a security element (10) for RF identification, and a security document which is provided with such a security element (10). The security element has a flexible film body (104) into which are integrated an electronic circuit which is designed for the storage of security-relevant items of information and an RF antenna which is connected to the electronic circuit and which serves for contact-less communication of the electronic circuit with a test device. Permanently fixed on a surface of the flexible film body (104) is a first optically variable element (102) which at least region-wise covers the region of the flexible film body in which the electronic circuit is arranged, wherein permanently fixed on the other opposite surface of the flexible film body is a second optically variable element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: OVD Kinegram AG
    Inventors: René Staub, Wayne Robert Tompkin, Andreas Schilling, Olaf Krolzig, John Anthony Peters
  • Patent number: 7998546
    Abstract: A wirelessly powered flexible tag configured to be in contact with a substrate is provided. The tag includes a coupling layer configured to couple the tag to the substrate. An electrical circuit disposed on the coupling layer and configured to interact wirelessly with an external stimulus. The tag further includes at least one electrode or at least one heating element in operative association with the electrical circuit, and configured to generate electrical energy or thermal energy, respectively. Upon wireless interaction with the external stimulus the tag is configured to induce an electrical response, a thermal response, or a combination of both in the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: NBCUniversal Media LLC
    Inventors: Marc Brian Wisnudel, Ben Purushotam Patel, Richard Louis Frey, Radislav Alexandrovich Potyrailo, Kyle Erik Litz, Peng Jiang, Andrea Peters
  • Patent number: 7989055
    Abstract: The invention relates to a security element for security papers, bank notes, ID cards or the like, having at least one plastic layer on which at least two metal layers of different color are so disposed side by side and on the same side of the plastic layer that the different colors are visually checkable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Mario Keller, Theo Burchard, Lars Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 7918485
    Abstract: Disclosed is an item, for example a document, including a substrate having thereon a multiplicity of separate printed markings, wherein the printed markings include both conductive printed markings and substantially non-conductive printed markings. The different conductive and substantially non-conductive regions on the substrate can be detected, for example by measuring the resistance or current of each printed marking. The pattern of different conductive and substantially non-conductive regions can be used as a security pattern of authenticity that cannot be replicated by standard office equipment, and/or can be used to encrypt information in binary code form in the item. A system for forming and detecting the different printed markings is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Gabriel Iftime, Yiliang Wu, Paul F. Smith, Peter M. Kazmaier, Beng S. Ong
  • Patent number: 7867075
    Abstract: Described is a player activated game system, particularly adapted for playing instant lottery type games, that includes a game device having a computer containing at least one game, an electronic display and a card interface adapted to receive a game card having data that represents a particular game outcome such that connection of the card to the interface can result the game being played by the device with the particular outcome displayed on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Scientific Games International, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Irwin, Jr., Gary R. Streeter
  • Patent number: 7861937
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of manufacturing a security thread (1) having a microchip (2), comprising the steps of providing a support material on a substrate; softening said support material, preferably by heating said support material; depositing a microchip (2) on or at least partly in the softened support material; and curing said support material, preferably by cooling said support material. The invention also relates to the security thread (1) manufactured by the method, and to a document, preferably a paper document, comprising that security thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Fabriano Securities S.R.L.
    Inventor: Maurizio Lazzerini
  • Patent number: 7855646
    Abstract: Inductive Coupling in Document 5 A document comprises a substrate. The substrate comprises a coupling circuit having conductive tracks printed on the substrate. The coupling circuit comprises a first coupling part (40) for coupling to a memory tag (14) and of a size to receive a memory tag within the first coupling part, a second coupling (41) part for coupling to a reader, the first coupling part being smaller than the second coupling part, and a connecting part (42) to connect the first coupling part and the second coupling part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: David Neil Slatter
  • 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
  • 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: 7748748
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for generating and authenticating documents having stored electrostatic pattern information provides security with respect to the authenticity of documents. A liquid medium including a plurality of electrostatic monopoles is applied to the surface of a document, which embeds a permanent electrostatic pattern in the document. The pattern is then readable by an electrostatic scanner. The monopoles may be associated with differing colors, including black and white, may be transparent or have a neutral color. The patterns may embed data, certificates or shapes. The monopoles may provide a watermark or visible image. The apparatus may be a pen or printer, and may include multiple selectable vessels containing ink and/or electrostatic liquid medium of one or both charge states. Visible features of the document can be compared with the detected pattern, or the pattern may be compared to a database or decrypted with a key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Gilfix
  • 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: 7703811
    Abstract: The current invention relates to a security element for security substrates, such as those used for banknotes and the like, having enhanced public recognition, anti-counterfeit and detection properties. A security element comprising an elongate strip of a light transmitting polymeric substrate, said substrate being provided with a magnetic feature and a metallic design, the metallic design being provided by a combination of metal and non-metallic regions and comprising indicia, characters, patterns, designs, or geometrical shapes or a combination of the aforesaid design comprising at least one repeating pattern or which one or more of the frequency, the instantaneous amplitude and/or the maximum amplitude of the pattern varies along the length of the element, said pattern being positioned relative to the magnetic feature such that it does not overlap therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: De La Rue International, Ltd.
    Inventor: Roland Isherwood
  • Publication number: 20100084850
    Abstract: A flexible security document is provided which contains an authentication device including: a) source of electrical potential (5), the source including a piezoelectric polymeric material including at least one terpolymer of vinylidene fluoride (VDF), trifluoroethylene (TrFE) and a halogenated ethylene based monomer containing at least one non-fluorine halogen atom, the source of electrical potential being activated by mechanical deformation; b) reporter element (3) including a material capable of switching electrically between a first state and a second state, the difference between the first state and the second state being able to be perceived by an unaided human; and c) conducting elements (8) electrically connecting the source of electrical potential and the reporter element to produce an electric circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventors: Wayne Kevin Jackson, Francois Bauer
  • Patent number: 7682687
    Abstract: Disclosed is a forgery-preventing film having a structure in which a thermoplastic resin film is attached to both faces of a light-shielding layer processed for forgery prevention. It is impossible to recognize the letter information to be protected in the forgery-preventing film without peeling the information-concealing layer therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: YUPO Corporation
    Inventors: Katsukuni Nitta, Kazuyo Senga
  • Publication number: 20100066072
    Abstract: The invention relates to a security or valuable document having at least first and second display devices (118; 128), a processor (102, 108) for driving the at least first and second display devices, an interface (112) for supplying power to the processor from an external power source (114, 136).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: BUNDESDRUCKEREI GMBH
    Inventors: Manfred Paeschke, Malte Pflughoefft, Guenter Beyer-Meklenburg, Joachim Kueter