The Basic Invention in US 10,176,661 B2

It’s a patch that comprises fluorescent taggants and a chip containing a file number such that the combination can be recognized quickly and with extremely high reliability.

The patch itself is very hard to counterfeit. It could be done, but only at very great expense. And the patch comes in millions of varieties. So even if the taggants on one patch are copied, without the file number from the chip, they are useless.

The variations of the patch arise from the many possible Lanthanides that return fluorescent photons. They are called “phosphors” and there are at least 12 of them. Also the patch variations are based on how the phosphor ion is “seated” or embedded, or affixed to the substrate nanoparticle on which it is scintered, annealed, or electrostatically emplaced.

Since there are at least 30 possible nanoparticles, there are many combinations of Lanthanide ion and substrate nanoparticle. Even if the counterfeiter gets all of that right, and his ink generates the exact right peaks profile, without the snippets specified by the file number that work is useless to make a counterfeit that will pass must (be judged authentic, by one of our machines).

We can recognize what we make. We make it so that we, and only we, can recognize it. Then we put it on things or documents, and position our authentication machines all over the world, run by people who have a strong desire to be sure the items or document in their system are authentic.

There’s a patch, there’s a chip, and between them there’s reliable recognition.

What good is that? OK, here’s the answer — You could make:

1. Bank Bills
2. Money Orders
3. ID Cards
4. Container lock tags
5. DNA tags
6. Evidence tags
7. Gun and/or ammo tags
8. Art, coin, or gem tags
9. document tags
10. Product box tags

Why do we need authentic things?

The Courts require them for evidence, the makers of jet planes want authentic parts, and metals to make their planes with, banks need their bank bills to be authentic, and money orders, and travelers checks, container lock tags help keep nuclear devices out of our ports, ID cards keep unauthorized persons out of secure areas, art tags assure that your art item is genuine, gun and ammo tags help trace a gun used in an incident, document tags help trace financial or historical documents, product box tags assure you that the box contains what it is supposed to contain.

When was the patent granted?

08 January 2019, which means it has 17 years left to run.

Who was it granted to?

Robert Fenton Gary a 75 year old American man.

If nobody buys it, and the inventor dies, can I still use the invention?

Maybe, if you live in Germany, Japan, China, or Korea. No, if you live in USA because the death of the inventor will mean the abandonment of the US patent. It can’t be re-filed. The once secret technology was “NEW” on 08 January 2019, but it will never be “NEW” again in USA.

How about trade secrets acquired while practicing the patent? Yes, those would be all yours. The patent itself is worth about $20 Billion to a large bank, but the first mover, and trade secrets knowledge would double or triple that figure.

How much is the inventor asking for fee simple assignment?

$2 million at present.

Did anybody buy it?

No, they invested in Green War on the Sky, and Trending Virtue, and journeys to Mars, and furniture in cartoon Meta Land, and Non-Fungible tokens of basketball shots.

So, does capitalism in USA include risk takers, ready to innovate?

Yes, you could get new furniture for your house in Meta Land. You could buy a seat on a spaceship to Mars. You could fight the Green War on the Sky, and be a Virtue Person, maybe go to Aspen or Davos, and tell people about your planet saving virtue.

How can the inventor be reached —

robert.gary@gmail.com
Robert Fenton Gary, 21742-2588
robertfentongary.com
facebook.com/rfgary

Is the inventor American?

Yes, a Navy vet., a retired JAG, like De Santis, but with less medals.

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