Title:
Transparent card with an opacity gradient ornamental rectangle, machine readable stripe and IC chip
United States Patent D442627
Inventors:
Webb, Lisa (Darien, CT)
Faenza Jr., William J. (Manassas, VA)
Lasch, Ellen (New York, NY)
Vigiletti, Judy (Croton, NY)
Application Number:
29/110193
Publication Date:
05/22/2001
Filing Date:
09/01/1999
Assignee:
American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. (New York, NY)
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
D14/437, D19/9
Field of Search:
D14/435, D14/436, D14/437, D14/438, D14/479, D19/9, D19/10, 235/380-382.5, 235/441-443, 235/449, 235/454, 235/457, 235/469, 235/487-494, 283/72, 283/74, 283/75, 283/77, 283/78, 283/82-93, 283/107-114, 283/904
View Patent Images:
US Patent References:
D427577Portable data carrierJuly, 2000Haas et al.D14/117
6076731Magnetic stripe reader with signature scannerJune, 2000Terrell235/454
6027028Connector formed as a sleeve pushed over a standard chip cardFebruary, 2000Pieterse et al.235/492
5900954Machine readable record carrier with hologramMay, 1999Katz et al.
D408054Partially transparent card with opaque machine-readable and signature-receiving stripesApril, 1999Leedy, Jr.
D406861Partially transparent card with opaque machine-readable and signature-receiving stripesMarch, 1999Leedy, Jr.D19/10
5857709Anticounterfeit documentation with see-through and write-able hologramJanuary, 1999Chock
5808758Data carrier with an optically variable elementSeptember, 1998Solmsdorf
5789733Smart card with contactless optical interfaceAugust, 1998Jachimowicz et al.
5720500Plastic card provided with magnetic stripeFebruary, 1998Okazaki et al.
5700037Security improved cardDecember, 1997Keller
5697649Articles employing a magnetic security featureDecember, 1997Dames et al.
D387746IC moduleDecember, 1997IshiharaD14/114
D384971Smart card with chip bearing a source identifierOctober, 1997Kawan
5608203Credit card with magnifying lensMarch, 1997Finkelstein et al.
5516153Security document and a method for producing itMay, 1996Kaule
D358419Credit card with magnifying glass insertMay, 1995RunyanD19/10
5383687Value document and embossing foil for the production thereofJanuary, 1995Suess et al.
5355411Document security systemOctober, 1994MacDonald
5351142Semi-transparent reflective layer for a phase hologramSeptember, 1994Cueli
5251937Multilayer data carrier and a method for producing itOctober, 1993Ojster
5246375Memory aiding deviceSeptember, 1993Goede283/904
5142383Holograms with discontinuous metallization including alpha-numeric shapesAugust, 1992Mallik
5106125Arrangement to improve forgery protection of credit documentsApril, 1992Antes
5026452Method of producing IC cardsJune, 1991Kodai283/904
D310386Transaction cardSeptember, 1990Michels et al.
4889366Security documentDecember, 1989Fabbiani
4852911Identification card having a magnetic track covered by color and methods for producing itAugust, 1989Hoppe
4779898Thin film optically variable article and method having gold to green color shift for currency authenticationOctober, 1988Berning et al.
4711690Method for making an identification card having features for testing in incident and transmitted lightDecember, 1987Haghiri-Tehrani
4705299Plastic identity card capable of providing an inkless fingerprint and method of developing inkless prints on plastic cardNovember, 1987Hedgcoth et al.283/68
4684795Security tape with integrated hologram and magnetic stripAugust, 1987Colgate, Jr.
D290136Transaction cardJune, 1987Ball et al.D19/9
4641017Fraud resistant credit card systemFebruary, 1987Lopata
4597814Method for manufacturing card with three-dimensional label incorporated thereinJuly, 1986Colgate, Jr.
4593936Universal credit cardJune, 1986Opel
4563024Hologram identification deviceJanuary, 1986Blyth
4547002Credit and identification cards having pieces of diffraction grating thereinOctober, 1985Colgate, Jr.
D280214Credit cardAugust, 1985Opel
D270546Transaction identification cardSeptember, 1983Malmberg
4223918Color coded credit cardSeptember, 1980Smoczynski283/83
4058839Magnetic-type information card and method and apparatus for encoding and readingNovember, 1977Darjany
3894756Identification card having a reference beam coded hologramJuly, 1975Ward
3838252PROTECTIVE COATINGS FOR MAGNETICALLY CODABLE CREDIT CARDSeptember, 1974Hynes et al.
D061466N/ASeptember, 1922Foltz
Foreign References:
EP0403134January, 1992Holograms.
WO/1989/003760May, 1989EMBOSSING OF COATED SHEETS
Other References:
GAP credit card (see attached) The card may be related to the art of the invention, but based upon the information on the card, it is unclear if the credit card is prior art. However, in an abundance of caution, the Applicant desires to put the credit card in the file wrapper.
North American Mortgage Company Card (see attached) The card may be related to the art of the invention, but based upon the information on the card, it is unclear if the credit card is prior art. However, in an abundance of caution, the Applicant desires to put the credit card in the file wrapper.
1983 Letraset Reference Manual, see various circled dot pattern gradients, p. 248.
Primary Examiner:
Holtje, Martie K.
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
Claims:
1. The ornamental design for a transparent card with an opacity gradientornamental rectangle, machine readable stripe and IC chip, as shown.

Description:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a transparent card with an opacity gradient, ornamental rectangle, machine readable stripe and IC chip, showing my new design;

FIG. 2 is a front view of the transparent card of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a rear view of the transparent card of FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a right side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a left side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 6 is a front elevational view thereof; and,

FIG. 7 is a rear elevational view thereof.

The numerals and indicia depicted by means of broken lines in the drawing figures have been shown for illustrative purposes only and form no part of the claimed design.