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235492000 Conductive 790
235494000 Particular code pattern 184
235488000 Laminated 150
235493000 Magnetic 63
235491000 Fluorescent, phosphorescent, radiation emitting 21
235489000 Perforated 2
20110073660TRANSACTION CARD WITH THREE-DIMENSIONAL TIPPING GUIDE - Disclosed herein is a transaction card with a three-dimensional tipping guide and techniques for using the card. The transaction card includes a base with a front and a back card surface wherein sets of indicators are visible along the outer areas of the front and back card surfaces. The card is configured to be rotated during usage. Also disclosed herein are accessory devices that support the transaction card.03-31-2011
20130193214Product Identification Tag and Associated Methods - Exemplary embodiments are directed to a product identification tag, generally including a durable material that includes indicia thereon corresponding to useful information. The durable material is generally configured to be at least one of pierced and/or punched to capture distinctive identification information for a specific product. The distinctive identification information can be at least one of a serial number, an in-service date, and an inspection date. Exemplary embodiments are also directed to a method of product identification, comprising providing a durable material that includes indicia thereon corresponding to useful information. The exemplary method further includes at least one of piercing and/or punching the durable material to capture distinctive identification information for a specific product and detachably securing the durable material to the specific product.08-01-2013
235490000 Projections 2
20080245876ELECTRONIC SWITCH ASSEMBLY WITH CONFIGURABLE FUNCTIONALITY - An electrical switch assembly comprises a generally planar substrate. A functional switch and at least one identification switch are mounted to the substrate. A switch body supports a switch actuator which is movable between multiple positions. An arrangement of one or more projecting members extends from the switch body. The switch body is mounted on or to the substrate such that the switch actuator operatively engages the functional switch, and the arrangement of projecting members operatively engages at least one of the identification switches to create a unique electronic identifier for the electrical switch assembly.10-09-2008
20110031317METAL-CONTAINING TRANSACTION CARD AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - Metal-containing transaction cards, useful for the purchase of goods and/or services are disclosed. The metal-containing transaction cards may be standard-sized (i.e., about 3⅜ inches by about 2 14 inches) or any other size yet still usable as a transaction card. Moreover, the metal-containing transaction card may include a pocket having characters embossed therein. Further, the metal-containing transaction card may include a fill panel disposed within the pocket. The metal may be titanium or stainless steel.02-10-2011
235495000 Templates and guides 1
20090026277REMOVABLY SECURING SMALL CONTACTLESS PAYMENT CARD TO ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A holder for a contactless payment card includes a substrate that has a first side and a second side that is opposite to the first side. There is an adhesive material on the first side of the substrate. The holder also includes at least one sheet that is joined to the substrate to form a pouch. The second side of the substrate faces the pouch. The pouch is shaped and sized to securely hold a contactless integrated circuit identification card that has no more than half of a planar extent defined for the standard ID-1 identification card.01-29-2009
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20090194597Method for producing a card-type data carrier, and data carrier produced according to this method - For producing a card-type data carrier, an electronic module (08-06-2009
20110192907Gem Based Credit Card Identifier - A credit card studded with gems to identify the card holder as an individual having top financial privileges provided by the card issuer and/or the institutions honoring the card.08-11-2011
20100140358SLIM ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH DETECTOR FOR UNINTENTIONAL ACTIVATION - The device of the present invention, having at least one activation button, is further equipped with a sensor adapted to detect conditions under which unintentional triggering of the activation button is likely. The sensor is operatively coupled with the activation button to suspend its effect when the target conditions are being detected. The undesired side-effects of false button activations, including battery drain and activation counter drift, are thus avoided, increasing the device's lifespan and user convenience. In a particular embodiment, the sensor is a decoy button located near the activation button, which serves to de-activate the activation button.06-10-2010
20100116890Microtransactional association of physical and virtual accessories - There is provided a stored value card comprising a physical accessory being a portion of the stored value card and being detachable from the stored value card, wherein the physical accessory is configured to be attached to a physical primary; and a unique identification code, wherein the unique identification code is associated with the stored value card, the physical accessory and a virtual accessory, and wherein a virtual primary and the virtual accessory are stored in a network server and correspond to the physical primary and the physical accessory, respectively.05-13-2010
20100163629Security Document Carrying Machine Readable Pattern - The present invention relates generally to security documents (e.g., banknotes, ID documents, certificates, packaging, etc.). One claim recites a security document including a security pattern provided thereon. The security pattern includes a line structure in which lines width or line spacing is adjusted to convey a predefined, machine-readable pattern in a frequency transform domain. Another claim recites a security document including a security pattern provided thereon. The security pattern is provided in the security document through modifications to a color provided on the security document. The security pattern conveys a predefined, machine-readable pattern in a frequency transform domain. Of course, additional combinations and claims are provided as well.07-01-2010
20130032636METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ISSUING PORTABLE DATA CARRIERS - A method for managing issuance of a portable data carrier using multiple production units for issuing portable data carriers, a data provisioning unit and an assignment unit. The data provisioning unit receives data for the portable data carrier in a production unit independent format. At least one production unit is assigned to use the data for issuing the portable data carrier in the assignment unit. The data are provided by the data provisioning unit to the assigned production unit and the portable data carrier is issued in the assigned production unit. The data are provided by the data provisioning unit to the assigned production unit in response to a data independent polling for data by the assigned production unit and in the production unit independent format. In the assigned production unit the provided data are converted from the production unit independent format into a production unit dependent format.02-07-2013
20090159690PAYMENT CARDS AND DEVICES WITH GIFT CARD, GLOBAL INTEGRATION, AND MAGNETIC STRIPE READER COMMUNICATION FUNCTIONALITY - A payment card (e.g., credit and/or debit card) or other device (e.g., mobile telephone) is provided with a magnetic emulator operable to communicate data to a magnetic stripe read-head. Gift cards may be inputted by a user into such a payment card or other device such that a user can combine gift cards. Similarly, a user be provided with a global payment account that can be utilized in multiple countries that have different standards for formatting data. A user may be provided with a default country (e.g., United States) but may have a way to select that the user is in a different country (e.g., Japan). Accordingly, a user may select that a Japanese data structure be transmitted through a magnetic stripe reader when the user is in Japan.06-25-2009
20090159689PAYMENT CARDS AND DEVICES WITH GIFT CARD, GLOBAL INTEGRATION, AND MAGNETIC STRIPE READER COMMUNICATION FUNCTIONALITY - A payment card (e.g., credit and/or debit card) or other device (e.g., mobile telephone) is provided with a magnetic emulator operable to communicate data to a magnetic stripe read-head. Gift cards may be inputted by a user into such a payment card or other device such that a user can combine gift cards. Similarly, a user be provided with a global payment account that can be utilized in multiple countries that have different standards for formatting data. A user may be provided with a default country (e.g., United States) but may have a way to select that the user is in a different country (e.g., Japan). Accordingly, a user may select that a Japanese data structure be transmitted through a magnetic stripe reader when the user is in Japan.06-25-2009
20090159688PAYMENT CARDS AND DEVICES WITH DISPLAYS, CHIPS, RFIDS, MAGNETIC EMULATORS, MAGNETIC DECODERS, AND OTHER COMPONENTS - A payment card (e.g., credit and/or debit card) or other card or device (e.g., mobile telephone) is provided with a magnetic emulator operable to communicate data to a magnetic stripe read-head. User interfaces are provided in a number of different configurations in order to achieve a number of different functionalities.06-25-2009
20130082111READ LABEL USED AS INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM AND METHOD FOR RECORDING INFORMATION THEREON - In a read label as an information recording medium and a method for recording information thereon according to the present invention, the read label includes: an adhesive layer 04-04-2013
20100006652Client Welcome Pack - This invention relates to methods and systems for business marketing and client management and in particular to, a client welcome pack which provides a complete customer relationship management/marketing system that is designed to assist a business owner in meeting the basic business objectives that need to be achieved on a daily basis to drive and grow the business.01-14-2010
20110024508FINANCIAL TRANSACTION CARD ASSEMBLY WITH PACKAGED PRODUCT - A financial transaction card assembly comprises a financial transaction card, a package, and at least one article. The financial transaction card includes an account identifier linking the financial transaction card to at least one of a financial account or a financial record. The package is separate from the financial transaction card and defines an internal cavity. The at least one article is enclosed within the internal cavity. The financial transaction card is maintained outside of the internal cavity and is removably coupled to the package. Methods of assembling a financial transaction card assembly, methods of encouraging purchase and facilitating use of a financial transaction card assembly, and other embodiments are also disclosed.02-03-2011
20110290890SAMPLE ANALYZER AND REAGENT INFORMATION WRITING METHOD - The present invention is a sample analyzer for analyzing a sample by using a reagent contained in a reagent container, which includes: a reagent container holder configured to hold a reagent container to which an information storage medium is attached; an actuator configured to actuate the reagent container holder to move the reagent container held by the reagent container holder to a first position and a second position different from the first position; a reagent aspirator configured to aspirate a reagent from the reagent container when the reagent container is located at the first position; an information communication section configured to write reagent amount information regarding an amount of the reagent in the reagent container, into the information storage medium attached to the reagent container when the reagent container is located at the second position; and a controller configured to control at least the actuator and the information communication section.12-01-2011
20090188982CHEAT PREVENTING OMR CARDCHEAT PREVENTING OMR CARD - A cheat preventing optical mark recognition (OMR) card capable of preventing cheating of examinees by configuring a marking part thereof such that marks formed on the marking part are not easily recognized from angles other than a right angle, that is, a front of the card. The cheat preventing OMR card includes the marking part and an answer checking section of the marking part includes a shaded background.07-30-2009
20100133346Creation of Customized Transactional Cards - Customized transactional cards are created in one of various ways. The card holder may obtain a blank transactional card already having an encoded account number, create a customized design, and then apply the customized design to the blank transaction card such as by printing the design onto a label to be applied to the blank transactional card or directly onto the card. The card holder may obtain a blank transactional card which has not yet been authorized with an account number, create a customized design, apply the customized design to the transactional card, and at some point send the transactional card to the card issuer where it can be authorized by having an account number applied to it and then returned to the card holder. The card holder may access a web site to create a customized design and then the card issuer creates the transactional card according to the customized design and sends the transactional card having an encoded account number to the card holder.06-03-2010
20120228385Method and apparatus for improved exercise machine - A method for linking an exercise video to exercise equipment based on a machine readable code and an apparatus for processing exercise data. In one embodiment, a method is provided comprising posting an exercise video online wherein the video has a unique URL, creating a machine readable code for the unique URL, attaching the machine readable code to the exercise equipment, using a device having an application to decode the machine readable code, and displaying the exercise video on the device to a user. In one embodiment, an electronic device is provided comprising a display device, a memory storing a plurality of exercise data, an input element, and circuitry in communication with the display device, memory and input element.09-13-2012
20100282854METHOD FOR FORMING OPTICAL READING CODE AND ANALYTICAL TOOL - The method for forming an optical reading code and an analytical tool includes performing pattern formation of a plurality of pits by irradiating a target surface for code formation with a laser in order to form a desired optical reading code. The analytical tool includes a substrate on which a cover is laminated and an optical reading code being formed by pattern formation of a plurality of pits.11-11-2010
20090166428METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR USE IN ASSOCIATION WITH MEDIA - According to some embodiments, a method comprises providing a media including a plurality of coupled pages, the plurality of coupled pages including at least one printed page defined by at least one printed sheet; coupling at least one RF identification token to the at least one printed sheet; and storing information in the at least one RF identification token, the information including information regarding a plurality of products. According to some embodiments, apparatus comprises a media including a plurality of coupled pages, the plurality of coupled pages including at least one printed page defined by at least one printed sheet; and at least one RF identification token coupled to the at least one printed sheet, the at least one RF identification token including stored information regarding a plurality of products.07-02-2009
20080283614Laminated transaction card with attached auxiliary member - A transaction card assembly having a transaction card portion and an auxiliary member portion. The auxiliary member portion is attached in an edge-to-edge fashion between an edge of the transaction card and an edge of the auxiliary member portion. Both the transaction card and the auxiliary member are integrally formed from a substrate and a superposed layer. A line of weakness is formed in the substrate between the transaction card and the auxiliary member, such that, when the transaction card and auxiliary member are folded at the line of weakness, the superposed layer substantially resists breaking without the use of excessive force.11-20-2008
20080272196Smart Identification Document - A smart electronic personal identification document, including a smart identification module and an automated anti-skimming element. The smart identification module includes a contactless chip module and an antenna. The smart identification module is operative to store and exchange personal identification information contactlessly with an external reader. The automated anti-skimming element is configured for preventing unauthorized theft of the information.11-06-2008
20100264222PERMANENT WAY FOR A RAILWAY AND DEVICE FOR READING INFORMATIONS CARRIERS PROVIDED IN THE PERMANENT WAY - Superstructure for a railway, wherein at least one component of the superstructure (10-21-2010
20080251586Semiconductor Memory Card - In the conventional technology, there is a problem that a service is executed in contrary to user's intension. In order to solve the problem, the semiconductor memory card (10-16-2008
20100264223METHOD FOR FABRICATING AN ORGANIC DIODE-BASED IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHENTICATION DEVICE, DEVICE AND METHOD FOR USE - The fabrication method comprises a step of exposing at least one organic diode to a gas, before packaging of the device, to form a plurality of randomly distributed black spots by impairment. Increasing the exposure time enables the size of the black spots to be increased, also randomly. The surface distribution of the black spots, visible by electroluminescence, enables an object associated with this distribution to be identified in reliable manner.10-21-2010
20090078776CARBON TRANSACTION CARD - A transaction card wherein at least a portion of the card is carbon.03-26-2009
20100258635Identification Document With Three Dimensional Image of Bearer - An identification document includes a lens system and a specially prepared photo of a document bearer. The lens system and the specially prepared photo cooperate to create a three dimensional photo effect. The document includes two or more document layers. There is a lens structure in one of the document layers, and it includes lens elements. A photo is printed on one or more of the document layers. The photo depicts the document bearer, and includes two or more separate images of the bearer from different perspectives. Parts of the separate images are interleaved together into sets, and the sets are positioned relative to corresponding lens elements of the lens structure. These sets include parts of the separate images such that when viewed through the lens structure, the parts are viewed simultaneously making the subject appear three-dimensional to a viewer.10-14-2010
20120241520Combination Stored Value Card Holder - A combination stored value card holder has a card backer having a planar shape. A primary stored value card container includes a sealed package having a front sheet and a rear sheet. The front sheet is laminated to the rear sheet. A stored value card is retained between the front sheet and the rear sheet of the sealed package. The sealed package is attached to the backer. A secondary stored value card container for the stored value card can be included and the secondary stored value card container can be attached to the backer. An account identifier is disposed on the stored value card. A card window is formed on the rear sheet of the sealed package, and the card window opening exposes the account identifier.09-27-2012
20100155490TRANSACTION PRODUCT WITH SLIDE VIEWER - A transaction product includes a lens, a slide, an actuating mechanism, a housing and an account identifier. The slide depicts a plurality of scenes, and each of the plurality of scenes is separately depicted on a different portion of the slide. The actuating mechanism is positioned to cause movement of the slide to change which one of the plurality of scenes aligns with and is viewable through the lens at a given time. The housing substantially encloses the lens, the slide and the actuating mechanism. The account identifier is coupled with the housing and links the transaction product to an account or record. The account identifier is machine readable by a point-of-sale terminal such that value can be added to or deducted from the account using the account identifier. Other product, cards, assemblies and associated methods are also disclosed.06-24-2010
20100237151SELECTION SYSTEMS - A token comprising 1) a zone (Z09-23-2010
20100243741METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROTECTING CREDIT CARD ACCOUNT INFORMATION - The invention provides systems and methods for protecting information related to credit card accounts and other kinds of information displayed on personal and identification cards. In some embodiments, the invention further provides a credit card with a card portion displaying a first part of an account number and an electronically readable region. The credit card may also include a sleeve portion that holds the card portion and that may display a second part of an account number. The sleeve portion may have a window through which the first part of the account number is visible, so that the first and second parts of the account number provide a complete valid account number.09-30-2010
20100038430LARGE-UNITIZED INLET MANUFACTURING METHOD, INLET ADHESIVE TAPE, ITS MANUFACTURING METHOD, AND ITS MANUFACTURING DEVICE - (Problems) The present invention provides a method for manufacturing large-sized inlet arranged and attached inlets on a tape substrate accurately, reliably and in a low cost with improving productivity. Furthermore the present invention provides a method for manufacturing an inlet adhesive tape manufactured with the large-sized inlet, and an apparatus for manufacturing the inlet adhesive tape. 02-18-2010
20110057040OPTICALLY VARIABLE PERSONALIZED INDICIA FOR IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS - 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. The thermally transferred optically variable ink can be selected and printed such that the first indicium has at least one of a luster, shine, sheen, pearlescent appearance, iridescent appearance, and mirror-like appearance. This technology enables the creation of a halftone “mirror image” over a color ghost image to achieve a layered and linked multiple personalization scheme of ID documents.03-10-2011
20100078484Semiconductor Device - To easily detect in a semiconductor device whether a voltage within the specifications of the semiconductor device is obtained. The semiconductor device includes a detecting circuit that detects an output voltage of an inner circuit of the semiconductor device and judges whether the output voltage is within or out of the specifications of the semiconductor device. A signal for determining whether an output voltage is within or out of the specifications is transmitted from the detecting circuit to a digital circuit, and the digital circuit performs or stops circuit operation in accordance with the signal.04-01-2010
20080290174Label Having A Temperature-Monitoring Function, A Package For Goods Provided With A Label, As Well As A Method And Equipment For The Application Of Labels To Packages For Goods - In one aspect, a label (11-27-2008
20110024507STORAGE CARD - Among other things, a portable memory card that conforms to a size, shape, and connection interface of an industry-standard memory card is smaller than and held by a support that conforms to a shape and size of an industry-standard credit card. The support is insertable into a receptacle with the connection interface of the memory card mated with a corresponding connection interface of the receptacle.02-03-2011
20100213263Electronic Article Surveillance Tag Assembly - A housing for an electronic article surveillance (EAS) tag includes a first portion and a second portion fixable to one another for encasing an EAS tag. The housing includes a stationary tab that projects outward away from the housing and includes an aperture to assist in securing the housing to a shop article.08-26-2010
20090218406Abnormal Condition Detection Circuit, Integrated Circuit Card Having the Circuit, and Method of Operating CPU - An abnormal condition detection circuit, an integrated circuit (IC) card having a central processing unit (CPU), and a method of operating the CPU, allow the CPU to be reset when an abnormal condition is detected in the IC card. The IC card includes the CPU, a non-volatile memory, an abnormal condition detection circuit, and a reset signal generator. The IC card includes detectors that detect a corresponding abnormal condition in the IC card, and an enable signal generation circuit that generates a reset enable signal and an interrupt enable signal in response to an interrupt control signal and a detection signal output from at least one of the detectors. The reset signal generator generates a reset signal in response to the reset enable signal. The CPU is reset in response to the reset signal and interrupted in response to the interrupt enable signal.09-03-2009
20090032601INFORMATION ADVISOR CARD - An information card including a memory device for storing validity information of driver's licenses from more than one jurisdiction means for selectively accessing validity information for a selected jurisdiction, and means for displaying the accessed information.02-05-2009
20100294842MEMORY DEVICE - A memory unit generates a corresponding output signal bearing data in response to an input signal. The memory unit includes a series of circuit stages configured to be triggered by the input signal at a first stage of the series, thereby causing a sequential triggering of stages along the series to a last stage to generate the output signal. The data is represented in time durations taken for each stage in the series to trigger a subsequent stage. In at least one embodiment, the data-bearing output signal is a temporally-encoded reflection of interrogation radiation received from an interrogation device. Each stage is configured to produce a detectable fluctuation in the output signal upon triggering of the stage such that the data in the output signal is represented by the time between fluctuations produced by each stage triggering a subsequent stage in the series.11-25-2010
20110253790SECURE BATTERY COMPARTMENT FOR ALARMING HARD TAG - An electronic article surveillance (“EAS”) tag for securing an item of merchandise is provided. The EAS tag includes a housing defining an opening leading to a compartment therein. A battery is removably disposed within the compartment. An alarm transducer is electrically connected to the battery. A cover is releasably engageable with the housing to cover the opening. A an anchor is releasably engageable with the housing and adapted to removably affix the housing to the item of merchandise. The anchor overlaps at least a portion of the cover when engaged to the housing to prevent removal of the cover when the anchor is engaged to the housing.10-20-2011
20110114731DATA STORAGE CARD AND METHOD FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF A DATA STORAGE CARD - The invention relates to a data carrier card and to a method for producing a data carrier card, in particular a chip card or magnetic stripe card. The data carrier card according to the invention comprises a card body (05-19-2011
20090308931CAKE TOPPER TRANSACTION PRODUCT - A transaction product for use as a cake topper includes a body portion, an auxiliary portion and a machine readable account identifier. The body portion defines a support member and a flange extending from the support member. The flange is configured for placement into a frosting layer on a cake. The body portion defines a first part of a character. The auxiliary portion is formed separately from the body portion and defines a second part of the character. The auxiliary portion defines a lip configured for placement into the frosting layer on the cake. The account identifier is coupled to at least one of the body portion and the auxiliary portion and links the transaction product to an account or record for tracking a value associated with the transaction product. Other cards, products, assemblies and methods of encouraging use of such cards, products and assemblies are also disclosed.12-17-2009
20100025474SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CARD ADORNMENT - A card adornment system, an adornment, and methods of adorning a card are described. The card adornment system includes a card member including a front face and a rear face. The card member defines at least one aperture passing from the front face of the card to the rear face of the card. At least one adornment is removably attached to the card member through the aperture. The adornment includes a deformable card penetration fitting attached or integral to a shaft. The shaft passes through the at least one aperture of the card member. A faceplate having a decorative front surface or decorative feature may be attached to the adornment. A sticker with a decorative surface may also be attached or affixed to the adornment.02-04-2010
20110215155VARIABLE THICKNESS DATA CARD BODY - According to the invention, a fare card for storing information in a plurality of different ways for use in a transit system is disclosed. The fare card includes a card body that has at least a first region and a second region. The first region is located adjacent to an edge of the card body and has a first thickness. The second region has a second thickness that is different than the first thickness. A first data storage element for storing fare information is included in the first region, and a second data storage element is included in the second region.09-08-2011
20090173792CONSUMER-COMPUTER-READABLE PRODUCT LABEL APPARATUS AND METHOD - A user-computer-readable medium provides all or part of a product labeling system for engaging purchasers. Executables, data, or both are recorded in the medium embodied in a tag or other product labeling structure, in order to deliver to a consumer or purchaser engaging presentations of products, information, or registration templates. As a result, purchasers may receive launchers, browsers, viewers, e-mail systems, facsimile centers, players, or interface brokers for the foregoing, if organically installed already on a workstation of a purchaser. Software may provide catalog presentations, user registration templates, communications, linkers, or engines, and the like. Operation modules and profile builders may provide information over ready links implemented by software on the medium. In certain embodiments, entertainment, games, skill tests, and the like, recorded in the medium as a tag or label may execute to engage a purchaser and provide purchaser profiling information, product purchasing information, and the like to a vendor, while providing additional product information, warranty registrations, applications, entertainment, or the like, to a purchaser.07-09-2009
20120006899TRANSACTION CARD FOR PROVIDING ELECTRONIC MESSAGE AUTHENTICATION - A transaction card comprising, such as a credit card or debit card, includes transaction card serial number information that identifies the transaction card, sender authentication information identifiable by location information and location information is on the transaction card. In addition, account information is also on the transaction card.01-12-2012
20100230495PROCESS FOR THE CREATION OF A UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION CODE, MEANS TO CREATE A UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION CODE, UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION CODE OBTAINED AND USE OF THE UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION CODE - The present invention relates to a process for the creation of a unique identification code that corresponds to a natural person, legal entity, or point of interest, characterized in that the said identification code is obtained by creating a unique nominal identifier that corresponds to a unique geographic identifier which is made up of a longitude and latitude of a geographic site corresponding to the location of a residence of a natural person, legal entity or point of interest identified by the said identification code.09-16-2010
20120132716Case with extendable ribbon having graphics depicted thereon - A case is provided which encloses a retractable ribbon, on which graphics or text may be added. A window may be provided in the case which reveals graphics or text that relate to the graphics or text extending from the case. A device may be included in the case which makes pre-recorded sounds related to the graphics or words.05-31-2012
20110180606PRE-PRINTED NON-CASH CURRENCY WITH INTEGRATABLE MACHINE-READABLE IDENTIFICATION - In one embodiment according to the present disclosure, a method is disclosed comprising (a) printing at least one image onto a scrip; (b) printing a face value onto the scrip; (c) providing the scrip to a commercial establishment after step (a) has been performed; (d) printing a unique identifier on the scrip after step (c) has been performed, the unique identifier being machine readable; and (e) activating the scrip in a database associated with the commercial establishment either simultaneously with or after the performance of step (d), resulting in the scrip being assigned a redemption value within the commercial establishment equal to the face value of the scrip.07-28-2011
20100270379Security Devices - The present invention relates to improvements in security devices that can be used in varying shapes and sizes for various authenticating or security applications, and in particular to an optically variable security device utilising colourshift materials. The security device (10-28-2010
20120223144GIFT CARD HANGER SYSTEM - A system for hanging a gift card includes a gift card assembly suspended from a gift card holder assembly by a looped strip of flexible material. The gift card assembly includes a removeably attached gift card and the gift card holder assembly includes a gift card holder for receiving the gift card after detachment from the gift card assembly.09-06-2012
20120187196STORED-VALUE CARD WITH LIGHT - A stored-value card includes a housing, a light circuit and an account identifier. The housing includes a cover and a base. The cover and the base each define a respective primary panel and a plurality of side walls extending from the respective primary panel. The plurality of side walls defined by the base abut the plurality of side walls defined by the cover. The light circuit includes a light and a switch. The light circuit is substantially enclosed between the base and the cover, and the light is configured to emit illumination upon user interaction with the switch. The account identifier links the stored-value card to an account or record such that value from the account or record can be used as payment toward a purchase of one or more of goods and services. Stored-value card assemblies and methods of using a stored-value card are also disclosed.07-26-2012
20080290175Layer-built body having hidden barcode and figures thereof - A layer-built body having hidden barcodes and figures thereof is disclosed in the invention, so as to allow barcode scanning devices to read the barcodes, the layer-built body comprising: a lenticular lens sheet divided into a first surface and a second surface, and the first surface has a plurality of convex lens-shaped optical structures disposed thereon; a patterned layer printed with trademarks or figures, and divided into a plurality of striped images; and at least a barcode layer printed with information about barcodes and divided into a plurality of striped images. The striped images of the barcode layer are alternated with the striped images of the patterned layer to make a synthesized image layer, and are combined with the second surface of the lenticular lens sheet; wherein when a viewer looks at the layer-built body from an ordinary angle, the optical structures of the lenticular lens sheet allows the viewer to see contents of the patterned layer completely, and when the layer-built body is tilted at specific angles, the optical structures of the lenticular lens sheet allows barcode scanning devices to read contents of the barcode layer. Therefore, information about barcodes and figures may be provided on a fixed surface area simultaneously.11-27-2008
20120298757AUTHORIZING THE USE OF A BIOMETRIC CARD - Embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for authorizing the use of a biometric transaction card. Specifically, embodiments of the present invention provide a biometric card having a biometric sensor to determine whether the biometric information (fingerprint) is from human skin. In a typical embodiment, the cardholder approaches a magnetic reader with the card. The user places his/her finger on the SpO11-29-2012
20130015245PRINTED DYNAMIC OPTICAL ILLUSION IMAGESAANM Kurtz; Andrew F.AACI MacedonAAST NYAACO USAAGP Kurtz; Andrew F. Macedon NY USAANM Kane; Paul JamesAACI RochesterAAST NYAACO USAAGP Kane; Paul James Rochester NY US - A printed dynamic optical illusion printed on a printing device using a plurality of colorants, wherein one or more of the colorants are appearance mutable colorants having spectral characteristics that can be controllably switched between a first colorant state and a second colorant state by application of an appropriate external stimulus, and wherein one or more mutable portions of the optical illusion image are printed using at least one appearance mutable colorant. The mutable portions are controllable such that when they are in a first appearance state the printed optical illusion image has a first illusion state, and when they are in a second appearance state the printed optical illusion image has a second illusion state, thereby changing the optical illusion image from the first illusion state to the second illusion state so as to affect the perception of an optical illusion by a human observer.01-17-2013
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20130186958SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPRINTING SYMBOLOGY ONTO A LIVING BEING FOR PERSONAL DATA CORRELATION - Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and system for providing personal data to others. In accordance with one embodiment, the system includes a symbology device including a processor. The processor determines personal data corresponding to a person and determines a code to imprint based at least in part on the personal data. At least a portion of the personal data is represented in the code. The symbology device includes an imprinter arranged to imprint the code onto the person.07-25-2013

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