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Pub. No.:    WO/2009/140002    International Application No.:    PCT/US2009/040413
Publication Date: 19.11.2009 International Filing Date: 14.04.2009
G11B 7/007 (2006.01), G11B 7/24 (2006.01), G11B 23/28 (2006.01), G11B 7/013 (2006.01)
Applicants: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY [US/US]; 1 River Road Schenectady, NY 12345 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
WISNUDEL, Marc, Brian [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
PATEL, Ben, Purushotam [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
KRISHNAN, Kasiraman [IN/US]; (US) (For US Only).
WHITE, James, Mitchell [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
PETERS, Andrea, Jeannine [CA/US]; (US) (For US Only).
MISNER, Matthew, Jeremiah [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: WISNUDEL, Marc, Brian; (US).
PATEL, Ben, Purushotam; (US).
KRISHNAN, Kasiraman; (US).
WHITE, James, Mitchell; (US).
PETERS, Andrea, Jeannine; (US).
MISNER, Matthew, Jeremiah; (US)
Agent: PHILLIPS, Roger, C.; (US)
Priority Data:
12/120,427 14.05.2008 US
Abstract: front page image
(EN)An optical article comprising a mark disposed on the optical article; wherein the mark comprises an optical state change material; wherein the optical state change material undergoes a change in its optical state when exposed to an activation signal selected from one or more of a laser, thermal energy, infrared rays, X-rays, gamma rays, microwaves, visible light, ultraviolet light, ultrasound waves, radio frequency waves, electrical energy, chemical energy, magnetic energy, and mechanical energy; wherein the optical article is transformed from a pre-activated state to an activated state when an authorized activation method is used; and wherein the optical article is transformed from a pre-activated state to an incorrectly activated state when an unauthorized activation method is used. A method and a system for changing the functionality of the optical article are also provided.
(FR)Un article optique comprend une marque disposée sur l’article optique; la marque comprenant un matériau changeant d’état optique. Le matériau changeant d’état optique subit un changement de son état optique lorsqu’il est exposé à un signal d’activation sélectionné parmi un ou plusieurs des éléments suivants : laser, énergie thermique, rayons infrarouges, rayons X, rayons gamma, micro-ondes, lumière visible, lumière ultraviolette, ondes ultrasoniques, ondes radioélectriques, énergie électrique, énergie chimique, énergie magnétique et énergie mécanique; L’article optique est transformé d’un état pré-activé en un état activé lorsque l’on utilise un procédé d’activation autorisé et l’article optique est transformé d’un état pré-activé en un état incorrectement activé lorsque l’on utilise un procédé d’activation non autorisé. L’invention concerne également un procédé et un système permettant de changer la fonctionnalité de l’article optique.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)