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Keith Leighton: Hot lamination process for the manufacture of a combination contact/contactless smart card and product resulting therefrom. Oldham & Oldham Co A, March 14, 2000: US06036099 (242 worldwide citation)

A plastic smart card, such as a card having a radio frequency identification (RFID) proximity function, including at least one electronic element embedded therein and a physical contact card function and the hot lamination process for the manufacture of this dual function smart card and other plasti ...


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Harry J Tiffany III: Method for making tamper-preventing, contact-type, smart cards. CardXX, Dorr Carson Sloan & Birney P C, June 5, 2001: US06241153 (200 worldwide citation)

Smart cards having high quality external surfaces can be made through use of a primer/adhesive (and, optionally, anchor hooks) on the lower surface of an electrical component in order to affix said electrical component to a thermosetting material that becomes the core layer of said cards.


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David Harry Smithgall: Luggage tag assembly. Lucent Technologies, Samuel R Williamson, February 22, 2000: US06027027 (132 worldwide citation)

A low cost radio frequency identification tag is provided for attaching to and identifying objects such as, for example, a passenger's luggage. The tag is programmed to contain information such as the origin, destination, and name of a passenger accompanying the luggage. This information is programm ...


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Michael F Weber, Diane North, David K Mortenson: Cards and laminates incorporating multilayer optical films. 3M Innovative Properties Company, William D Miller, September 18, 2007: US07271951 (130 worldwide citation)

New constructions of multilayer optical films, laminates thereof, and cards incorporating same are disclosed. In a card, the multilayer optical film can be sandwiched between relatively thick polymer layers using adhesive layers that are at least 0.5 mils thick but that may collectively account for ...


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Susan M Babb: Laminate RFID label and method of manufacture. Brady Worldwide, Quarles & Brady, July 17, 2001: US06262692 (119 worldwide citation)

A laminated label has a first conductive material defining electrical attachment pads; a dielectric material surrounding the attachment pads; a second conductive material deposited on the dielectric material and forming an antenna electrically connected to the attachment pads. A layer of expandable ...


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Matsudaira Nagahisa, Imai Toshibumi, Sen Li Han, Taniguchi Masayuki: Biodegradable cards. Toppan Printing, January 31, 1996: EP0694874-A2 (112 worldwide citation)

A biaxially oriented sheet of a biodegradable thermoplastic resin composition containing a lactic acid polymer is used as a structural material for a supporting substrate (2) of a biodegradable card (1). The lactic acid polymer has a number average molecular weight of from 10,000 to 1,000,000. The t ...


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Takesi Inoue: Noncontact type IC card and system for noncontact transfer of information using the same. Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha, Leydig Voit & Mayer, October 2, 1990: US04960983 (91 worldwide citation)

A system for noncontact transfer of information between an IC card and a card reader/writer, wherein the IC card and the card reader/writer each comprises an IC chip having a logic circuit and at least one electromagnetically inductive coil for transfer of information integrated therein. A power sup ...


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Kazuya Hara, Takanori Inoue, Hiroyasu Bito: Card-like electronic apparatus. Casio Computer, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, October 24, 1989: US04876441 (89 worldwide citation)

A card-like electronic apparatus comprises a core member an electronic assembly, an upper cover, and a lower cover. The core member includes a frame having an accommodation section for accommodating the electronic assembly, and a thick portion protruding from the frame. The electronic assembly is ar ...


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Adelbert James Clayman, Thomson Ching Tai Lee: Card. G &plus D Cardtech, Brouse McDowell, Timothy D Bennett, November 11, 2003: US06644551 (86 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to an improved card structure, which employs at least two polyester layers and is useful as, e.g., a credit card, shopping card, pre-paid card, identification card, or the like. An additional feature is a card which has a metal foil appearance. The card is formed by ...