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Discrimination Mechanism of Driver's License Imitations

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000119026D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Honda, Y: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a discrimination mechanism of driver's license imitations in an auto contract machine which is used in financial companies. A driver's license is lit on some part from the back, and the watermark becomes visible. The watermark and mentioned items are copied by a camera and imaged on a remote monitor. The operator can discriminate between a real and an imitation of the license by this image.

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Discrimination Mechanism of Driver's License Imitations

      Disclosed is a discrimination mechanism of driver's license
imitations in an auto contract machine which is used in financial
companies.  A driver's license is lit on some part from the back, and
the watermark becomes visible.  The watermark and mentioned items are
copied by a camera and imaged on a remote monitor.  The operator can
discriminate between a real and an imitation of the license by this
image.

      Fig. 1 shows an example of this mechanism.  The face of a
driver's license is kept up and it is set on the set-plate (1) which
is in the interior of the table of an auto contract machine.  There
is a hole (2) whose diameter is 10-20 mm on the set-plate (1).  The
lamp (3), for a source of light, is installed under the hole (2).
The camera (4) is installed above the set-plate (1).  The watermark
(5) of the license which becomes visible by the light from the hole
(2) is shown in Fig. 2.  The watermark (5) and mentioned items are
copied by the camera (4) and imaged on a remote monitor.