Advanced Card Technologies Patents

U.S. Patent No. 5,720,158, “Information Card Package,” relates to a card package and method for delivering a card to a customer is provided. The card package includes a card carrier constructed of a synthetic sheet of paper laminated with a plastic material and having unique customer data disposed thereon. The card package further includes an information card constructed of the synthetic sheet of paper and laminated with the plastic material and having unique customer data disposed thereon corresponding to the customer data disposed on the card carrier. The information card is integrally formed with and selectively detachable from the card carrier. The method comprising inserting the card carrier and the integrally formed information card into an envelope with the card carrier and the information card remaining in a flat condition and delivering the envelope with the card carrier and the information card inserted therein to the customer. This patent has a priority date of June 30, 1995, and the patent was issued February 24, 1998. Click here for a .pdf of the patent.

U.S. Patent No. 5,921,584, “Card Display Package,” covers a card display package and method for manufacturing same is provided. The card package includes a card carrier constructed of a synthetic sheet of paper laminated with a plastic material. The card package further includes a card constructed of the synthetic sheet of paper and laminated with the plastic material and having at least a portion of the card projecting from the card carrier. The card is integrally formed with and selectively detachable from the card carrier and is provided with an encodable magnetic strip extending transversely across the portion of the card projecting from the card carrier whereby the card may be swiped through an encoding device without removing the card from the card carrier. This patent also has a priority date of June 30, 1995, and the patent was issued July 13, 1999. Click here for a .pdf of the patent.

U.S. Patent No. 7,188,762, “Secure Card Package for Transaction Cards and Method of Activating the Same,” covers a secure card package which includes an inactive transaction card that includes an edge. The secure card package also includes a security piece that includes an edge. The security piece and the inactive transaction card are connected in an edge-to-edge manner to prevent the transaction card from being activated. The security piece is selectively detachable from the transaction card so that, when detached, the transaction card can be activated. The invention also includes a process for activating an inactive transaction card which includes the steps of receiving the inactive transaction card and a security piece and detaching the security piece from the inactive transaction card so that the inactive transaction card can be activated. This patent has a priority date of May 7, 2004, and the patent was issued March 13, 2007. Click here for a .pdf of the patent.

December 2005: Reexaminations of two of these patents resulted in an affirmation of validity with approximately 200 new claims being issued.