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Title: Security seal

Abstract

Security for a package or verifying seal in plastic material is provided by a print seal with unique thermally produced imprints in the plastic. If tampering is attempted, the material is irreparably damaged and thus detectable. The pattern of the imprints, similar to "fingerprints" are recorded as a positive identification for the seal, and corresponding recordings made to allow comparison. The integrity of the seal is proved by the comparison of imprint identification records made by laser beam projection.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Albuquerque, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA
OSTI Identifier:
865382
Patent Number(s):
4506914
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(29-1)-789
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
security; seal; package; verifying; plastic; material; provided; print; unique; thermally; produced; imprints; tampering; attempted; irreparably; damaged; detectable; pattern; similar; fingerprints; recorded; positive; identification; corresponding; recordings; allow; comparison; integrity; proved; imprint; records; laser; beam; projection; plastic material; security seal; laser beam; positive identification; /283/

Citation Formats

Gobeli, Garth W. Security seal. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Gobeli, Garth W. Security seal. United States.
Gobeli, Garth W. Tue . "Security seal". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865382.
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abstractNote = {Security for a package or verifying seal in plastic material is provided by a print seal with unique thermally produced imprints in the plastic. If tampering is attempted, the material is irreparably damaged and thus detectable. The pattern of the imprints, similar to "fingerprints" are recorded as a positive identification for the seal, and corresponding recordings made to allow comparison. The integrity of the seal is proved by the comparison of imprint identification records made by laser beam projection.},
doi = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {1}
}

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