Having Transparent Member Patents (Class 40/626)
  • Patent number: 9764540
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a label for marking items comprising a carrier material with a top side and a bottom side. The carrier material is printable at least on the top side. Adhesive layers are provided on the bottom side and the top side, wherein at least the adhesive layer provided on the top side can be activated for example by heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: S+P Samson GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Gruber, Udo Kahlenberg, Wolfgang Jelinek, Michael Boisson
  • Patent number: 8745908
    Abstract: Index tab holders are movably mounted on top portions of file folders or data separation sheets to locate the tab holders in selected lateral locations without removing the tab holders from the file folders. Linear rails associated with the top portions of the file folders cooperate with ribs on the tab holders to mount and laterally guide the tab holders on the file folders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Merrill Hansen
  • Patent number: 8590194
    Abstract: An identification plate designed to be bonded to the wall of an object requiring protection, such as a computer, providing identification and/or recovery information for the said object if it is lost or stolen, comprises first information about the object which is located on a first plate and second information about the object which is located on a second plate, and is characterized in that the second plate is located in a window provided within the first plate, and that the level of protection for the second information is greater than that for the first information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventors: Pablo José Fuertes Cameno, Alexandre Claude Jean François
  • Patent number: 8383222
    Abstract: A self-laminating assembly for providing information, such as emergency medical or contact information, or a temporary identification card, for general purposes. Medical data or contact information is entered on a card which is predisposed within the assembly. The card can then be covered with a transparent plastic sheet and folded in half, along a perforation in its center to permanently seal the card within the transparent plastic enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Xertrex International, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis W. Cunningham
  • Publication number: 20100011642
    Abstract: An identification plate designed to be bonded to the wall of an object requiring protection, such as a computer, providing identification and/or recovery information for the said object if it is lost or stolen, comprises first information about the object which is located on a first plate and second information about the object which is located on a second plate, and is characterised in that the second plate is located in a window provided within the first plate, and that the level of protection for the second information is greater than that for the first information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventors: Pablo Jose Fuertes Cameno, Alexandre Claude Jean Francois
  • Publication number: 20090056188
    Abstract: A luggage tag for providing identifying indicia having a front and a back panel, at least the outer surface of the front panel having features to realistically visually and tactilely imitate and resemble an article, a back panel having attached thereto a substantially transparent pocket suitable for holding and viewing identifying indicia of the owner of the luggage to which the tag is attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventor: Lisa Kasten
  • Publication number: 20070220795
    Abstract: A modular indicator of information relating to an article on display is provided. The indicator is made up of a plurality of display units which can be fixed each to the following other along a longitudinal axis of composition. Each display unit is made of a material translucent to light and configured in a substantially prismatic shape to gather incident tight into a first surface and reflect the incident light toward a front face of the display unit of a second surface in a direction substantially perpendicular to said front face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Inventor: Louis DEMAUREX
  • Patent number: 7014061
    Abstract: A household-use receptacle has a one-piece glass body having a side wall forming an annular upper edge defining an upwardly open mouth and having an inner surface and an outer surface and a floor unitarily joined to a lower edge of the side wall and forming with the side wall an upwardly open and laterally closed interior. The side wall is formed with at least one horizontally throughgoing hole having an annular inner edge. A decorative jewel is fixedly secured in the hole and projects horizontally past one of the side-wall surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Herner Glas Bernd Hoffbauer GmbH & Co. Leuchten und Industrieglas KG
    Inventor: Bernd Hoffbauer
  • Patent number: 6860045
    Abstract: A memento and a process for manufacturing mementos is disclosed wherein a rectangular laminated sheet is created by face-mounting a color graphic print to an acrylic sheet with an optically-clear adhesive. Then, the laminated sheet is precision-divided into a plurality of discrete mementos with full-bleed imagery conforming to the size and shape of the sub-images comprising said graphic print. Also disclosed are: (i) methods for customizing such mementos with company logos, individual names, or other information; (ii) a first embodiment in the form of a name badge with a removable film backing and finding that permits the user to easily detach the finding from the back of the badge and utilize the remainder as a personalized key fob or luggage tag; and (iii) other embodiments in the form of golf bag tags, name tags, award plaques, photo frames, and mounting boards for physical totems and memorabilia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Inventors: Edward J. Sadler, Elizabeth M. Arthur, Ronald A. Arthur
  • Patent number: 6541091
    Abstract: A secure sticker is provided comprising a waterproof base portion including a paper ply, static printed matter, and a resin, wherein the paper ply and the static printed matter are sealed within the resin, and wherein the resin is substantially transparent to light in the visible spectrum. In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, a secure sticker is provided comprising a substantially waterproof base portion, a liner ply, and an adhesive interface. The substantially waterproof base portion includes a paper ply, static printed matter, and a resin. The paper ply and the static printed matter are sealed within the resin. The resin is substantially transparent to light in the visible spectrum. The liner ply defines a label portion and a removable portion, wherein the label portion includes variable printed matter thereon. The adhesive interface is arranged to adhere the liner ply to the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventors: David E. Washburn, Rajendra Mehta, Khristopher J. Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 6494491
    Abstract: An item with a surface area creating an optical effect is such that the surface area with the optical effect exhibits at least two images (12, 14) separated a distance (d) from each other by means of a transparent layer of material (10). The distance (d) between the images 12, 14) and the distance (a) between two neighboring elements (16) forming the images (12, 14) are adjusted with respect to each other such that on altering the viewing angle (&agr;) the perceived overall image formed by the overlapping of the images (12, 14) is altered. A preferred application for the item lies in forms of packaging, packaging material, an aid to packaging, bonds or entry tickets with forgery-proof surface area and/or surface areas that have to meet high demands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Assignee: Alcan Technology & Management Ltd.
    Inventors: Patrik Zeiter, Markus Lüthi, Wolfgang Lohwasser
  • Patent number: 6482495
    Abstract: The present invention provides an information carrier which has flat surfaces, is excellent in beautiful appearance and permits beautiful necessary printing, and a production process which permits easy and inexpensive production of such an information carrier. An IC chip 1 and a coil 2 connected to the IC chip are embedded in a substrate 3 composed of a nonwoven fabric. The IC chip and the coil are held between two nonwoven fabrics produced according to a conventional production procedure. The laminate of the nonwoven fabrics is fed to a roller or a press and the two nonwoven fabrics are hot-pressed, whereby their mating surfaces are joined with or without an adhesive (including low-melting synthetic resin fiber) incorporated into the webs. After positioning of the coil in the thus obtained raw product of information carrier, the laminate of the nonwoven fabrics and cover sheets is cut to obtain an information carrier of predetermined shape and size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Hitachi Maxwell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyouichi Kohama, Ryuzo Fukao, Wasao Takasugi, Kazuhiko Daido, Toshinobu Sueyoshi
  • Patent number: 6409871
    Abstract: A business form includes a carrier sheet having an upper surface and a lower surface, and defining a die cut opening there through, with a patch of liner material mounted on the lower surface of the carrier sheet. The patch extends over the opening. The liner material has an upper surface facing the die cut opening in the carrier sheet, and carries a release coating on the upper surface. A two ply label assembly is mounted on the patch of liner material in the die cut opening. The two ply label assembly includes a transparent ply mounted on the upper surface of the patch of liner material, and a label ply mounted on the transparent ply. The form is manufactured by: a.) die cutting an opening in a piece of carrier material; b.) adhesively affixing a patch of liner material to the piece of carrier material; c.) mounting a transparent ply on the patch of liner material within the die cut opening; and d.) mounting a label ply on the transparent ply. The form is used by: a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventors: David E. Washburn, Hugh B. Skees, Bryce Waggoner
  • Patent number: 6322655
    Abstract: A planar form or structure is used to create a laminated card or other planar article. The structure and related method allow the carrier surface of the laminated article to be customized or personalized, before it is laminated, such as by adding to the carrier surface an account number, signature, address, serial number, photograph, microchip, or other planar indicia. The carrier surface is adhered to the transparent lamina across substantially all its surface area to create a strong, tamper resistant bond. The laminated card is created from a multiple-ply structure defined within the boundaries of the larger form. The multiple-ply structure has horizontal dimensions substantially corresponding to the ultimate horizontal dimensions of the laminated card or article being created. The carrier is printable and able to be laminated on both sides, yet if desired, the carrier can be limited to only a single ply, thereby reducing the thickness of the resulting laminated card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Assignee: Precision Coated Products
    Inventor: Charles L. Casagrande
  • Patent number: 6303202
    Abstract: A secure sticker is provided comprising a waterproof base portion including a paper ply, static printed matter, and a resin, wherein the paper ply and the static printed matter are sealed within the resin, and wherein the resin is substantially transparent to light in the visible spectrum. In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, a secure sticker is provided comprising a substantially waterproof base portion, a liner ply, and an adhesive interface. The substantially waterproof base portion includes a paper ply, static printed matter, and a resin. The paper ply and the static printed matter are sealed within the resin. The resin is substantially transparent to light in the visible spectrum. The liner ply defines a label portion and a removable portion, wherein the label portion includes variable printed matter thereon. The adhesive interface is arranged to adhere the liner ply to the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: The Standard Register Company
    Inventors: David E. Washburn, Rajendra Mehta, Khristopher J. Fitzgerald
  • 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: 5882118
    Abstract: Gusseted plastic bags and methods of making the same in either rolls or stack packs, each bag having at least one plastic promotional strip extending along a side edge of the bag and secured adjacent to top and bottom edges. The promotional strip may be disposed either between the folded bag edges forming the gusset or outside of the gusset, and may or may not be perforated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Inventors: Mark E. Daniels, Joseph L. Wicherski
  • Patent number: 5572741
    Abstract: A label having indicia thereon is attached to the shell of a firefighter's garment by stitching which passes through the label and the shell, with portions of the stitching extending outwardly of the label. A transparent protective layer is adhesively secured to the label and covers the outer surface of the label and the outwardly extending stitching portions. The protective layer is heat and abrasion resistant and is substantially waterproof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1996
    Assignee: Globe Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: J. Robert Bowman
  • Patent number: 5562962
    Abstract: Labelstock for in-mold labeling purposes which is characterized by a tensile ultimate elongation per ASTM D-882 of at least about 10% in one or both of the machine and transverse directions, and which contains a sufficient amount of one or more slip additives to prevent a significant degree of edge-welding between adjacent stacked sheets of the labelstock on a high type die cutter in an in-mold labeling process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1996
    Assignee: The Dow Chemical Company
    Inventor: Harvey C. Tung
  • Patent number: 5534320
    Abstract: An identification card assembly, made from an intermediate, comprises a carrier sheet with at least one ID card mounted on, and having smaller dimensions than, the carrier sheet. The ID card is connected to repositional adhesive, which in turn is connected through a tie coat to paper label stock, in turn connected by permanent adhesive to the paper carrier sheet. The assembly is constructed from an intermediate which includes a roll of release material on which are provided a number of spaced ID cards and associated adhesive. The carrier sheet is fed through a non-impact printer for variably imaging indicia on the top face of the ID card. A carrier sheet can be made into a mailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Assignee: Moore Business Forms, Inc.
    Inventor: James M. Raby
  • Patent number: 5509992
    Abstract: A method of making a printed product comprising a photographic print on a substrate, a border printed on the substrate around the print and a transparent film coated on the substrate, overlying and in registry with the print.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1996
    Inventor: Herbert R. Axelrod
  • Patent number: 5398435
    Abstract: A do-it-yourself kit enables an end user to make his own graphics. A printer points graphics on the back of a transparent mylar tape. The tape has a pressure sensitive adhesive which is pressed on over a textured surface that enables air to escape at the interface between the adhesive and the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1995
    Inventor: James C. Kanzelberger
  • Patent number: 5240789
    Abstract: A multi-layered corrosion-resistant label comprising a printed layer of a first corrosion-sensitive material, a transparent second layer of a second material different from the printed layer covering the front surface of the printed layer, and being of a shape similar to that of the first layer in plan view and of a second size greater than the first size, a third layer of a material different from the printed layer covering the back surface of the printed layer and being of a shape similar to that of the first shape and of a size greater than the first size, with the second and third layers enveloping the printed layer and providing a protective border surrounding the printed layer so that the peripheral edge of the printed layer is spaced inwardly from the peripheral edges of the second and third layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1993
    Assignee: Rand McNally & Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Breen, Jay A. Luft
  • Patent number: 5236766
    Abstract: A file folder edge reinforcement for the free edge of a file and having, and elongated reinforcement panel of flexible polyester film to overly the front and back sides of a free edge of the file, notches formed in the ends of the panel, an adhesive layer on the undersurface of the panel, an adhesive barrier backing panel releasably secured to the undersurface of the reinforcement panel, a fold line defined by an axis between the notches, along which the panel can be folded to overly both the front and back of the free edge of the file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1993
    Inventor: Mary Cole
  • Patent number: 5213648
    Abstract: In a laminated product wherein at least one supported information-containing hydrophilic colloid layer is adhesively bonded on at least one of its surfaces to a protective hydrophobic resin sheet, improved adherence is achieved by using as the bonding adhesive a cationic crosslinked polymer obtained by:a) condensing a polyalkylenepolyamine containing at least two primary amino groups and at least one secondary or tertiary amino group with a dicarboxylic acid to form a polyamidoamine,b) subjecting the resultant polyamidoamine to a graft reaction in the presence of an acid catalyst with an alkene-1,2-imine, andc) crosslinking the resultant graft polymer with an epihalohydrin, an Alpha-Omega dihalohydrin ether or the ether compound obtained by reaction of epichlorohydrin with a water-soluble polyalkyleneoxide to form the water-soluble cationic polymer. With this adhesive bond, a tamper-proof seal can be obtained between the information-containing colloid layer and the hydrophobic resin protective sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1993
    Assignee: Agfa-GEVAERT N.V.
    Inventors: Leon L. Vermeulen, Robert S. Pauwels
  • Patent number: 5173080
    Abstract: An identification card intermediate is constructed so that it has a multi-part construction overlying the base stock of the intermediate. The basic web, comprising a transparent plastic substrate with a base stock covering the first side and a release liner covering the second side, is mated with one or more paper webs and carbon sheet webs so that paper and carbon sheets overlie the base stock of the basic web. A glue pattern adjacent one edge of the base stock holds the paper and carbon sheets in place, and a perforation line through the webs allows detachment of the overlying paper and carbon sheets from the base stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1992
    Assignee: Moore Business Forms, Inc.
    Inventor: Andre Longtin
  • Patent number: 5148618
    Abstract: A label in accordance with the present invention includes a base having a transparent window and an adjacent frame at least substantially surrounding the window, the frame being at least somewhat thicker than the window; a locating projection on the base for repeatably positioning an indicia bearing insert at least partially within the window; alignment holes on the frame; a cover having a transparent window portion and an adjacent frame portion at least substantially surrounding the window portion; alignment projections cooperating with the alignment holes for positioning the cover and base relative to each other with the transparent window portions of the cover and base at least substantially in registration; and at least one seal formed between the cover and the base at least substantially surrounding the window portions of the cover and the base for forming a sealed pocket for receiving an indicia bearing insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1992
    Inventor: Blair M. Brewster
  • Patent number: 5149571
    Abstract: A multi ply laminae which provides weather resistance, tamper resistance and is a sturdy and legible temporary license plate. A printed serialized plate is affixed by a pressure sensitive adhesive to the upper portion of a transparent polymeric sheet by removing the protective liner and affixing the back of the plate to the polymeric sheet. An expiration date is applied to the face of the plate and the protective liner is removed from the bottom portion of the transparent polymeric sheet and the bottom portion of the transparent polymeric sheet is folded along a perforated portion centered on the transparent polymeric sheet sealing the upper portion to the bottom portion forming the temporary plate which is attached to a motor vehicle through the retention receptors in any conventional manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1992
    Inventor: Richard C. Croell
  • Patent number: 5073221
    Abstract: Magnetic stripes are applied to magnetically readable credit cards by incorporating the magnetic stripes in a cover sheet and laminating this cover sheet to a core stock sheet and then severing the laminated assembly into individual cards. The magnetic material bearing cover sheet is made by feeding the cover sheet without stripes continuously through a nip along with a plurality of tapes. Each tape is a laminate originally including a release layer, a magnetic layer, an adhesive layer, in that order, on a carrier layer. Heat and pressure applied to the nip releases the magnetic layer from the carrier layer and activates the adhesive layer to bond the magnetic layer of each tape to the original cover sheet, thus forming a stripe on the cover sheet. Distortion of the cover sheet by substantial shrinkage or wrinkling due to the heat effects resulting from the bonding operation are effectively eliminated by the use of a chill roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1991
    Assignee: Crown Roll Leaf, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert R. Waitts, Jeffrey P. St. Thomas
  • Patent number: 5011570
    Abstract: An identity card in which a first image recording layer comprising a colorant capable of absorbing light of a visible wavelength region provided on a first support and a second image recording layer comprising a colorant capable of absorbing light of an infrared wavelength region provided on a second support are adhered to each other in face-to-face contact to form a laminated structure highly resistant to alteration and/or forgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1991
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventor: Keiji Ohbayashi
  • Patent number: 4999065
    Abstract: A high-security identification card is produced in a system in which a photograph from a video camera is converted to digital data and reproduced with high-fidelity on a video display screen. Other images, such as signatures and fingerprints, can be treated in a similar manner using either a video camera or a CCD (charge-coupled device). After processing, the video information is displayed on the screen where it is combined with variable data typed in from a keyboard. The digital data from the terminal is fed into a laser printer that prints the portrait and any desired alphanumeric information on a paper sheet. The paper is then laminated, under heat and pressure, between two sheets of transparent thermoplastic material, at a temperature and pressure sufficient to cause the plastic material to penetrate the interstices between the fibers of the paper card and form a unitary structure that cannot be delaminated without destruction of the identifying data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1991
    Assignee: Lasercard Company L.P.
    Inventor: Ronald A. Wilfert
  • Patent number: 4992130
    Abstract: A laminate is produced by bonding together two hydrophobic thermoplastic resin sheets at least one of which carries at least one hydrophilic colloid layer containing a photograph and/or other information on its inner side, by the steps comprising:(1) treating such information-bearing hydrophilic colloid layer with an aqueous composition containing a self-cross-linkable reaction product of:(i) an epihalohydrin or an Alpha-dihalohydrin,(ii) a water-soluble polyamide, and(iii) a water-soluble polyamine containing at least two nitrogen atoms separated by at least three carbon atoms and optionally also by at least one oxygen or sulphur atom and having at least two hydrogen atoms attached to different nitrogen atoms,(2) drying thus treated layer, and(3) applying heat and pressure to bond the hydrophobic resin sheets together with such hydrophilic colloid layer sandwiched there-between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 12, 1991
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Leon L. Vermeulen, Robert S. Pauwels
  • Patent number: 4991336
    Abstract: A photographic composite laminate board for mounting graphic material such as a series of photographs and descriptive graphic material. The board is formed with a transparent cover, a masking layer having openings for the graphics and a thin plastic backing sheet covering the graphics and the masking layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 12, 1991
    Inventor: Robert D. Lucke
  • Patent number: 4971646
    Abstract: The method for creating a hologram film laminated product comprises the steps of: applying a thermoplastic adhesive material to one side of a hologram film; feeding a substrate to a heat activated dry film thermo laminator and simultaneously feeding the hologram film with the thermoplastic adhesive coated side thereof facing the substrate into the laminator with the substrate; and heat activated dry film thermo laminating the hologram film material to the substrate. The method for applying an adhesive to a hologram film includes the steps of: passing the hologram film between electrical corona treatment rollers; then passing the hologram film past a priming or sizing station; and next passing the hologram film past an adhesive applicator for applying melted adhesive to the hologram film. The hologram laminated product formed by the methods includes a substrate layer, an intermediate adhesive layer, and a hologram film layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1990
    Inventors: Russell W. Schell, Anthony R. Losacco
  • Patent number: 4938830
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a plastic card including the steps of printing on the rear surface thereof, laminating a sheet of clear plastic to the rear surface while simultaneously polishing the front surface, laminating a metal layer to the front surface of the sheet of plastic, and applying a protective coating of a mixture of aminocoumarin dye and clear liquid polyvinyl chloride to the surface by a silk screen process to thereby protect the metal layer against wear and abrasion. A plastic card including a central layer having a front surface and a rear surface, a layer of clear plastic sheeting on the rear surface, a metalized layer on the front surface, and a coating of cured silk-screen-applied clear liquid resin consisting of a mixture of aminocoumarin dye and clear liquid polyvinyl chloride on the metal layer for protecting it against wear and abrasion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1990
    Assignee: Perfect Plastic Printing Corp.
    Inventor: Nick E. Cannistra
  • Patent number: 4896027
    Abstract: A compact auxiliary data record storing at least one quarter megabyte of data in card size and detachably adherable to a support surface. The support surface may be an eye-readable primary record, such as a sheet of X-ray film or a book. The data card may be an optical card, a semiconductor memory card or a magnetic memory card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 23, 1990
    Assignee: Drexler Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Jerome Drexler
  • Patent number: 4879161
    Abstract: A process for printing a two-sided visual display for attachment to a window, screen or object is provided which can be identically viewed from either side of the support surface. The carrier sheet is of the electrostatic adhesion type which clings to the support surface without glue or other adhesives. The display is formed by being printed on one side of the flexible transparent carrier sheet with quick drying inks having the final desired color. The inks are applied directly to the carrier sheet without overlap or underlayment. Each color segment can be overprinted in order to emphasize and enhance the color of the individual sections. A cover sheet can be applied to the display to facilitate handling and storage. The final product when in place can be visibly observed from either side with equal clarity and appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 7, 1989
    Inventors: Geri L. Raymond, Mark A. Raymond
  • Patent number: 4854064
    Abstract: A hard enclosing container which is transparent at least at its front wall, has a metallic plate bearing indicia contained therein. An enclosing layer of a viscous adhesive agent is stuck to all surfaces of the plate and fills the container. The layer includes at least a front covering layer which is transparent. To form the article, the plate is adhered to a bottom wall of the container by a lower covering layer of the adhesive agent or by a pressure sensitive adhesive double coated sheet. Viscous adhesive agent is charged to the container. The container is then sealed by a transparent hard top cover. Alternatively, the container with the plate stuck therein can be closed by the transparent hard top cover and the adhesive agent is then charged into the sealed container expelling any air trapped therein. The sealed container can be evacuated prior to charging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1989
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Sebun Shiizu
    Inventor: Takashi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 4809426
    Abstract: A memory is built in a tool holder to which a working tool such as drill or the like is attached. Various tool information such as kind of tool, dimensions of tool, tool use time, and the like is written into the memory. The tool holder having the memory therein is coupled with an external unit by contactless coupling means which doesn't need any electrical coupling, thereby allowing the tool information to be written into or read out of the memory. The information is transmitted between the memory in the tool holder and the external unit by way of the optical or magnetical coupling. The memory built in the tool holder consists of a non-volatile memory such that the memory content is not erased even if the power supply is shut off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1989
    Assignee: Tokyo Keiki Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Takeuchi, Hiroshi Nogi
  • Patent number: 4722376
    Abstract: A dual purpose pouch, laminated under heat and pressure to provide permanent sealed protection for a permanent identification card and a protective receptacle for a temporary identification card, is cut from a sheet of transparent plastic having a hard, smooth outer surface layer and an inner adhesive layer; the blank comprises a first panel larger than either card, a second panel smaller than the first panel but at least as large as the temporary card, and a third panel of the same size as the first panel, the second and third panels being joined along first and second fold lines to different edges of the first panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1988
    Assignee: Transilwrap Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Edison L. Rhyner
  • Patent number: 4687526
    Abstract: A high-security identification card is produced in a system in which a photograph from a video camera is converted to digital data and reproduced with high-fidelity on a video display screen. Other images, such as signatures and fingerprints, can be treated in a similar manner using either a video camera or a CCD (charge-coupled device). After processing, the video information is displayed on the screen where it is combined with variable data typed in from a keyboard. The digital data from the terminal is fed into a laser printer that prints the portrait and any desired alphanumeric information on a paper sheet. The paper is then laminated, under heat and pressure, between two sheets of transparent thermoplastic material, at a temperature and pressure sufficient to cause the plastic material to penetrate the interstices between the fibers of the paper card and form a unitary structure that cannot be delaminated without destruction of the identifying data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1987
    Assignee: Identification Systems Company L.P.
    Inventor: Ronald A. Wilfert
  • Patent number: 4648189
    Abstract: An internally-illuminated medical data card in a credit card format containing a summary of the medical history of the bearer germane to his existing medical condition. The card, which is of laminated construction, includes a plastic core panel having light-transmitting properties, one face of the panel having formed thereon a metallized layer functioning as a double-faced mirror. Mounted on the layer and on the other face of the panel, respectively, are front and rear film transparencies containing medical data in a directly legible scale, the combined data affording the required summary. The long edges and one end of the panel are in a concave formation to define reflective convex terminations whereby light entering the remaining flat end is transmitted through the panel and is reflected by the convex terminations and by the inner face of the mirror to provide multiple internal reflection, causing the light to illuminate the front transparency to enhance its readability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1987
    Assignee: Data Medi-Card, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Michel
  • Patent number: 4592976
    Abstract: Provided is an identification card having a photographic image support, the lower layer of which is impregnated with a hot-melt type thermoplastic adhesive, and a laminable indicia bearing layer and a durable resilient backing to which the support and bearing layer are laminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1986
    Assignee: N. Peter Whitehead
    Inventor: Edwin N. Whitehead
  • Patent number: 4560426
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing multilayer identity cards by electrophotographically reproducing identity information on a card core material and then laminating protective film on both sides of the core material. In preferred embodiments, the core material itself may be made up of several layers with additional security markings thereon. A relief grid image or a hologram can be inserted into the card core prior to lamination. In a further embodiment, after lamination, the identity card blank is photomechanically scanned and positioned in accordance with existing control marks and punched to produce the finished identity card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1985
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Roland Moraw, Manfred Unger, Helmut Walter
  • Patent number: 4544184
    Abstract: A tamper-proof and wear resistant identification card having a support layer, a strip of magnetic tape for containing encoded information, transparent layers covering the front and rear surfaces of the support layer and a screen of optically-readable encoded information on a surface of one of the transparent layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1985
    Assignee: Freund Precision, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert F. Freund, Daniel R. Valentine
  • Patent number: 4532167
    Abstract: A marking system for a textile web in production comprises a heat-, water-, and chemical-resistant substrate layer having a front and back face, pigment forming indicia carried on the front face of the layer, and a heat-, water-, and chemical-resistant cover layer formed of a transparent and flexible synthetic resin and embedding the substrate layer and pigment at least over the front face thereof. The cover layer is bonded to the web. The cover layer secures the indicia on the substrate layer and the latter on the web. The pigment is printed on the front face of the substrate which itself is made of glass fibers. The substrate layer is provided on its rear face with a layer bonding it to the web. The bonding layer in turn can be an adhesive, or can be of the same water-, chemical-, and heat-resistant material as the cover layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1985
    Assignee: Erhardt & Leimer GmbH
    Inventor: Peter R. Mohr
  • Patent number: 4519155
    Abstract: A security document such as an identification card including a base layer having at least one surface bonded and security markings printed on that surface. The bonded surface is covered by a protective layer including a film of material fused thereto so as to form a matrix encapsulating the printed security markings (which may include a xerographically reproduced photograph).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1985
    Assignee: American Bank Note Company
    Inventors: Terence J. Gallagher, Anthony LaCapria
  • Patent number: 4464454
    Abstract: A method for producing an information carrier in the form of a card, such as an identification card or pass, as well as an information carrier produced in accordance with this method. The information carrier comprises a plurality of plastic layers combined with one another into a block, at least one of which contains a photograph of the bearer and/or his fingerprint and/or other readable or machine-readable data in the form of a photographic layer. This photographic layer is produced and incorporated into the sandwich of plastic layers making up the identification card in that a specially prepared film is exposed to light, developed, fixed and dries, and then the carrier layer of this film sandwich is removed from the emulsion after the emulsion has entered into an adhesive bond with a first plastic carrier layer, this adhesion being substantially greater than the adhesion of the emulsion to the film's auxiliary carrier, which is to be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1984
    Assignee: Interlock Sicherheitssysteme
    Inventor: Werner Vogt
  • Patent number: 4464448
    Abstract: A black and white microfilm reproduction is made of a person or their photograph and accompanying text data. A sheet of multicolor photographic paper then is exposed to the black and white image carried on the microfilm and to another color film carrying a multicolor security pattern, mark or the like. The paper then is developed to produce the document having a black and white image of the person to be identified and accompanying text data together with overlying multicolor security pattern. The security pattern has lines that vary in color along their lengths independently of one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1984
    Assignee: AB Rollfilm
    Inventor: Rolf E. Rothfjell
  • Patent number: RE36876
    Abstract: Gusseted plastic bags and methods of making the same in either rolls or stack packs, each bag having at least one plastic promotional strip extending along a side edge of the bag and secured adjacent to top and bottom edges. The promotional strip may be disposed either between the folded bag edges forming the gusset or outside of the gusset, and may or may not be perforated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Inventors: Mark E. Daniels, Joseph L. Wicherski