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1. US6176522 - Embossing of bank notes or the like with security devices

Office United States of America
Application Number 09288442
Application Date 08.04.1999
Publication Number 6176522
Publication Date 23.01.2001
Grant Number 6176522
Grant Date 23.01.2001
Publication Kind B1
IPC
B42D 15/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
42BOOKBINDING; ALBUMS; FILES; SPECIAL PRINTED MATTER
DBOOKS; BOOK COVERS; LOOSE LEAVES; PRINTED MATTER CHARACTERISED BY IDENTIFICATION OR SECURITY FEATURES; PRINTED MATTER OF SPECIAL FORMAT OR STYLE NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; DEVICES FOR USE THEREWITH AND NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; MOVABLE-STRIP WRITING OR READING APPARATUS
15Printed matter of special format or style not otherwise provided for
B41F 19/02
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
FPRINTING MACHINES OR PRESSES
19Apparatus or machines for carrying out printing operations combined with other operations
02with embossing
B41M 1/24
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
MPRINTING, DUPLICATING, MARKING, OR COPYING PROCESSES; COLOUR PRINTING
1Inking and printing with a printer's forme
24combined with embossing
B41M 3/14
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
MPRINTING, DUPLICATING, MARKING, OR COPYING PROCESSES; COLOUR PRINTING
3Printing processes to produce particular kinds of printed work, e.g. patterns
14Security printing
CPC
B41M 1/24
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
MPRINTING, DUPLICATING, MARKING, OR COPYING PROCESSES; COLOUR PRINTING,
1Inking and printing with a printer's forme
24combined with embossing
B41F 19/02
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
FPRINTING MACHINES OR PRESSES
19Apparatus or machines for carrying out printing operations combined with other operations
02with embossing
B41M 3/14
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
MPRINTING, DUPLICATING, MARKING, OR COPYING PROCESSES; COLOUR PRINTING,
3Printing processes to produce particular kinds of printed work, e.g. patterns
14Security printing
B42D 25/29
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
42BOOKBINDING; ALBUMS; FILES; SPECIAL PRINTED MATTER
DBOOKS; BOOK COVERS; LOOSE LEAVES; PRINTED MATTER CHARACTERISED BY IDENTIFICATION OR SECURITY FEATURES; PRINTED MATTER OF SPECIAL FORMAT OR STYLE NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; DEVICES FOR USE THEREWITH AND NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; MOVABLE-STRIP WRITING OR READING APPARATUS
25Information-bearing cards or sheet-like structures characterised by identification or security features; Manufacture thereof
20characterised by a particular use or purpose
29Securities; Bank notes
Y10S 283/901
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
283Printed matter
901Concealed data
Y10S 428/916
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
428Stock material or miscellaneous articles
916Fraud or tamper detecting
Applicants Securency Pty Ltd
Inventors Jackson, Wayne K.
Agents Foley & Lardner
Priority Data PL926293 08.06.1993 AU
AU94000302 06.06.1994 WO
Title
(EN) Embossing of bank notes or the like with security devices
Abstract
(EN)

A security document or token such as a banknote is provided which has a transparent portion of plastics material which includes a security device. The region surrounding the transparent portion and preferably all the remaining part of the banknote is printed with indicia. The security device includes regions of embossed lines extending at different angles to each other defining different shapes that are visible to a greater or lesser extent upon transmission and reflection of light as the note is tilted, rotated or viewed from different angles relative to the light source. The embossed lines in some of the regions are finer than coarser and deeper and more widely spaced lines in the other regions. The coarser, deeper lines are of such a thickness and width as to be detectable by touch in addition to being visible by the naked eye. There is also provided a method of and apparatus for producing a banknote with a security device in accordance with the invention in which the transparent portion of the note is embossed during an intaglio printing process.