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US Patent Issued for Methods for Securing Variable Indicia on Instant (Scratch-Off) Tickets

February 8, 2020 | Lottery Patents

United States Patent Number: 10,543,712

Patent Issued: January 28, 2020

Title: Methods for Securing Variable Indicia on Instant (Scratch-Off) Tickets

Inventors: Behm; William F. (Roswell, GA), Irwin, Jr.; Kenneth Earl (Dawsonville, GA)

Applicant: Behm; William F. (Roswell, GA), Irwin, Jr.; Kenneth Earl (Dawsonville, GA)

Assignee: Scientific Games International, Inc. (Newark, DE)

Family ID: 46149699

Appl. No.: 13/092,263

Filed: April 22, 2011

Current U.S. Class: 1/1

Current CPC Class:  B42D 25/378 (20141001); A63F 3/0665 (20130101); B42D 15/025 (20130101); B42D 25/373 (20141001); B42D 25/27 (20141001); B42D 2033/20 (20130101); B42D 15/085 (20130101)

Current International Class: B42D 25/27 (20140101); B42D 25/378 (20140101); B42D 25/373 (20140101)

ABSTRACT: A security-enhanced document, such as an instant lottery ticket, includes a substrate.

Indicia is provided on the substrate, and a scratch-off-coating (SOC) layer is applied over the indicia to maintain the indicia unreadable until removal of the SOC layer. The indicia are printed onto the substrate as pigmented particles.

One or more opacity film layers may be provided over or under the pigmented particle indicia.

SOURCE: US Patent & Trademark Office.

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