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Security device and method of manufacture thereof

A diffractive security device is disclosed, including first and second diffractive structures defined in a carrier layer. The first diffractive structure is a diffractive zone plate structure of a continuously curved surface configured such that when the device is illuminated by on-axis light, a first diffraction pattern generated by the first diffractive structure can be viewed from at least a first side of the device at substantially all viewing angles, the first diffraction pattern exhibiting a reference point or reference line relative to which other features of the first diffraction pattern appear to move when the viewing angle is changed. ... De La Rue International Limited

Security devices

A security device is provided including a first pattern of elements and a second, overlapping, pattern of elements spaced by a transparent layer, the first and second patterns in combination obstructing the passage of light transmitted to a viewer through the device to a varying degree depending on the viewing position. The first and second patterns of elements are configured such that a first region of the device exhibits a maximum change in the degree of obstruction when the device is tilted relative to the viewer about a first tilt axis, and a second region of the device exhibits a maximum change in the degree of obstruction when the device is tilted relative to the viewer about a second tilt axis which is not parallel to the first tilt axis.. ... De La Rue International Limited

Diffractive security device and method of manufacture thereof

A diffractive security device is disclosed including at least a first diffractive structure defined in a carrier layer. The first diffractive structure is an on-axis diffractive zone plate structure of a continuously curved surface configured such that when the device is illuminated by on-axis light a first diffraction pattern generated by the first diffractive structure can be viewed from at least a first side of the device at substantially all viewing angles, the first diffraction pattern exhibiting a reference point or reference line relative to which other features of the first diffraction pattern appear to move when the viewing angle is changed.. ... De La Rue International Limited

Security substrates, security devices and methods of manufacture thereof

A security substrate has: a polymer substrate having first and second surfaces; array of focussing elements; an optical adjustment layer and masking layer. The array is formed of a surface relief. ... De La Rue International Limited

Methods of manufacturing security documents and security devices

A method of making a security device including: (a) forming an array of focussing elements on at least a first region of a focussing element support layer, by: (a)(i) applying a first transparent curable material either to the focussing element support layer or to a casting tool carrying a surface relief corresponding to the focussing elements, over an first sub-region of the first region and applying a second transparent curable material to a second sub-region of the first region laterally offset from the first sub-region, the first and second transparent curable materials having different optical detection characteristics from one another; (a)(ii) forming the first and second transparent curable materials with the casting tool; and (a)(iii) curing the first and second transparent curable materials in the first region, so as to retain the surface relief.. . ... De La Rue International Limited

A method for producing a pattern in or on a support

A method of applying a pattern formed of two different materials to a pattern support layer includes: providing a die form having a surface with recesses defining the pattern; applying a first curable material to a surface first region, received in some of the first region recesses and partially filling a first region recess set; applying a second curable material to some of the surface first region, the second curable material at least partially fills the first set of the first region recesses; contacting a pattern support layer with the die form surface to cover the recesses containing both the first and second curable materials; separating the pattern support layer from the die form surface, the first and second curable materials in the covered recesses removed therefrom and retained on the pattern support layer; and curing the first and second curable materials during and/or after the second and third steps.. . ... De La Rue International Limited

Methods of manufacturing security documents and security devices

A method of manufacturing a security document, including: providing a polymer substrate having first and second surfaces; and: applying an array of focussing elements to the first surface of the polymer substrate across a first region; forming an image array by: providing a die form having a surface including an arrangement of raised areas and recessed areas defining the pattern; applying a first curable material to the surface of the die form so it substantially fills the recessed areas; bringing a pattern support layer in contact with the surface of the die form so it covers the recessed areas; separating the pattern support layer from the surface of the die form so the first curable material in the recessed areas is removed from the recessed areas and retained on the pattern support layer; and at least partly curing the first curable material in one or more curing steps.. . ... De La Rue International Limited

Methods of manufacturing security documents and security devices

A security device is disclosed, comprising forming an array of focussing elements on first region of first surface of focussing element support layer, applying a pedestal layer comprising one transparent material onto first region of first surface of focussing element support layer applying transparent curable material to the pedestal layer or a casting tool carrying surface relief corresponding to focussing elements, over first region forming transparent curable material(s) with the casting tool bringing first surface of focussing element support layer against the casting tool that transparent curable material between the surface relief and the pedestal layer, across first region; and curing transparent curable material(s) on the pedestal layer to retain surface relief in first region; wherein focal length of focussing elements focal plane lies on first surface of focussing element support layer, or beyond first surface of focussing element support layer relative to the location of array of focussing elements.. . ... De La Rue International Limited

Methods of manufacturing security documents and security devices

A method of making a security device, comprising: forming an array of primary focusing elements on a first region of a focusing element support layer, by applying at least one transparent curable material either to the focusing element support layer or to a casting tool carrying a surface relief over an area which includes at least the first region, the surface relief comprising portions corresponding to the primary focusing elements; forming the transparent curable material(s) with the casting tool; and curing the transparent curable material(s) so as to retain the surface relief in the first region; wherein the surface relief further includes a plurality of structures of greater depth than the height of the primary focusing elements such that the cured transparent material(s) include a plurality of features protruding above the height of the primary focusing elements between primary focusing elements of the array.. . ... De La Rue International Limited

Security devices and methods of manufacture thereof

A method of manufacturing an image element array for a security device is disclosed. The method comprises: (a) providing a metallised substrate web comprising a substrate having a first metal layer thereon on a first surface of the substrate, the first metal layer being soluble in a first etchant substance; (b) applying a first photosensitive resist layer to the first metal layer; (c) exposing the first photosensitive resist layer to radiation of a wavelength to which the resist layer is responsive through a patterned mask, by conveying the substrate web along a transport path and, during the exposure, moving the patterned mask alongside the substrate web along at least a portion of the transport path at substantially the same speed as the substrate web, such that there is substantially no relative movement between the mask and the substrate web, wherein the patterned mask comprises first pattern elements in which the mask is substantially opaque to the radiation and second pattern elements in which the mask is substantially transparent to the radiation, whereupon the exposed second pattern elements of the first photosensitive resist layer react resulting in increased solubility by a second etchant substance, the non-exposed first pattern elements remaining relatively insoluble by the second etchant substance; and (d) applying the first and second etchant substances to the substrate web whereupon the second pattern elements of both the first resist layer and the first metal layer are dissolved, the remaining first pattern elements of the first metal layer forming an image element array.. ... De La Rue International Limited

Improvements in security substrates

Improvements in security substrates that are used in the production of security documents are provided. The security substrate includes a base substrate having a plurality of openings extending through a thickness of the base substrate. ... De La Rue International Limited

Security device and method of manufacture

A security device includes: an elongate focusing structures array, the elongate axes are aligned along a first-direction, the elongate focusing structures parallel to one another periodically along a second-direction is orthogonally to the first-direction, each elongate focusing structure having an optical footprint of different elongate strips will be directed to the viewer in dependence on the viewing angle, the centre line of each optical footprint parallel with the first-direction; image elements-array overlapping the array of elongate focusing structures, the image elements-array representing elongate image slices of at least two respective images, each image slice including one or more image elements, and at least one image slice of each respective image in the optical footprint of each elongate focusing structure. The image elements-array is configured so the distance in the second-direction of each image slice from the centre line of an optical footprint in the image slice changes along the first-direction.. ... De La Rue International Limited

Booklet

A booklet includes a book block having at least two sheets stitched together. When the sheets are folded along a line parallel with stitching so each sheet defines a leaf on each side of fold line, the sheets form an innermost and outermost sheet. ... De La Rue International Limited

Methods and systems for processing assets

A computer-implemented method for processing an asset within a supply chain includes: providing a first distributed ledger maintained by nodes within a first distributed consensus network; providing a second distributed ledger maintained by nodes within a second distributed consensus network; creating the asset by a supply chain first entity associated with at least one node within the first network, and providing a digital certificate uniquely associated with the asset for authentication; creating a first transaction record in the first distributed ledger representing an asset transfer and its associated digital certificate from the first entity to a supply chain second entity associated with at least one node within the first network; and creating a second transaction record in the second distributed ledge representing an asset transfer and its associated digital certificate from the second entity to a supply chain third entity associated with at least one node within the second network.. . ... De La Rue International Limited

08/24/17 / #20170239973

Watermarking

The present invention relates to a watermark formation element for forming watermarks in paper, a cylinder mould cover comprising such a watermark formation element, a method of making such a cylinder mould cover, a method of making paper using such a cylinder mould cover and paper made thereby. The watermark formation element has an integrated body comprising a watermark forming surface, which has one or more watermark forming regions, and a drainage surface. ... De La Rue International Limited

08/10/17 / #20170225503

Security papers and documents

A security paper is provided that includes at least one layer of fibrous substrate and a security deposit thereon. The at least one layer has a main body of a substantially uniform thickness and at least one aperture and/or zone of reduced thickness. ... De La Rue International Limited

06/15/17 / #20170165997

Security device and method of manufacture thereof

A security device including a transparent substrate having opposing first and second surfaces; a first focusing element array disposed on the first surface of the transparent substrate; a second focusing element array disposed on the second surface of the transparent substrate; a first image array disposed on or in the transparent substrate in a first image array plane and configured to co-operate with the first focusing element array to exhibit an optically variable effect when viewed from a first side of the security device; and a second image array disposed on or in the transparent substrate in a second image array plane configured to co-operate with the second focusing element array to exhibit an optically variable effect when viewed from a second side of the security device. At least the first image array is configured to exhibit a first static macroimage when viewed from the second side of the device.. ... De La Rue International Limited

05/18/17 / #20170136801

Security booklet

A security booklet has a cover foldable about an axis; a set of page sheets stitched together along the axis about which they can be folded to define a set of pages, wherein each page sheet is formed of a single fibrous sheet; wherein one part of one of the page sheets laterally offset from the axis is adhered to the cover, while another part of the one page sheet can be folded separately from the cover and the other pages about the axis.. . ... De La Rue International Limited

05/11/17 / #20170129273

Security devices for security substrates

A security device for security substrates, such as paper used for making security documents, such as banknotes, having anti-counterfeitable features and methods of making are provided. The security device has a carrier of at least partially light transmitting polymeric material. ... De La Rue International Limited

04/27/17 / #20170116797

Secure entry system

A secure entry system is provided. The secure entry system includes an authorisation apparatus including a reader for reading data, and a record medium, in which the record medium is presented to the reader, and characterised in that the reader and the record medium or a member connected to the record medium include one or more pairs of visible and/or tactile markings which, only when the record medium is correctly presented to the reader, cooperate with one another in a predetermined manner.. ... De La Rue International Limited

02/16/17 / #20170043609

Security device components and methods of manufacture thereof

A method of manufacturing a security device component includes: providing a photosensitive film including a diazonium compound which decomposes upon exposure to radiation of a predetermined wavelength; providing a dye coupler film comprising one or more dye coupler compositions; exposing elements of the photosensitive film to radiation of the predetermined wavelength in accordance with a predetermined pattern; and contacting at least part of the exposed photosensitive film against at least part of the dye coupler film so as to effect at least partial transfer of the one or more dye coupler compositions to the exposed photosensitive film, whereupon unexposed elements of the photosensitive film exhibit one or more colours such that the photosensitive film exhibits a reproduction of the predetermined pattern.. . ... De La Rue International Limited

01/19/17 / #20170015130

Method of forming a security document

A method of forming a security document, comprises providing a thread comprising at least one region of heat-transformable material, this material having an optical effect which is transformable in response to applied heat. The thread is integrated with a document substrate material during a substrate forming process, so as to produce a security document substrate having at least one windowed region in which the thread is exposed at the substrate surface, and at least one bridge region in which the thread is not exposed. ... De La Rue International Limited








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