Method for protecting goods from forgery

FIELD: technologies for protecting goods from forgery, possible use by manufacturers for protecting goods manufactured by them, and also for protecting consumers from purchasing products, manufactured by illegal manufacturers.

SUBSTANCE: authenticity of product is determined by comparing digitized identifier image provided on the product, made in form of volumetric physical body, which contains randomly distributed optically visible elements, with digitized image of identifier positioned in electronic database.

EFFECT: increased trustworthiness of results of comparison procedure, decreased amount, increased simplicity and comfort of procedures, performed by manufacturer; possibly decreased time needed to determine authenticity of product due to automation of comparison procedure.

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The present invention relates to methods for protecting goods from forgery, i.e. ways to recognize a fake, and can be used for the protection of producers of their goods, and to protect consumers from purchasing their goods produced in illegal manufacturers.

There is a method of protection securities from forgery, in which the application of labels corresponding to the identification code, in a given zone securities, conduct electronic scanning of the microstructure of land securities, form the value of the parameters of the vector identifier corresponding to the microstructure of the transform vector identifier via an algorithm in the security code, the value of which corresponds to the tag identification code, located in a given zone securities (see patent RU 2088971 C1 IPC 7 G 07 D 7/00, publication 27.08.1997 [1]).

The known method solves the problem of increasing the effectiveness of protection securities from fraud and reduce its cost. However, the known method based on the use of a cryptographic algorithm, complicated and inconvenient for the consumer, resulting in its use for protection of goods against counterfeiting limited.

The closest analogue of the present invention is a method for protection of goods against counterfeiting (the way rozpoznawanie the forgery), in which the authenticity of the goods are installed by comparing the identifier to be made in the form of the physical body, which is equipped with the product and which contains randomly distributed optically visible elements that are part of a random pattern of some types of materials, with the analog image the same ID (see patent RU 2202127 C1 IPC 7 G 07 D 7/20, publication 10.04.2003 [2]).

The disadvantages of this method are the following:

- low reliability (reliability) of the results of the comparison, due to the fact that consumers you need to visually compare two complex optical analog of the object identifier and its image;

the difficulty, inconvenience, a large number of procedures performed by the consumer, as well as a long time establishing the authenticity of the goods, due to the fact that consumers you need to determine the ID number, to send the ID number to the manufacturer, to make the image visually compare two optically complex object (the ID of the image), to analyze the results and make a decision about the extent of their conformity;

- inability to simplify and reduce the number of procedures performed by the consumer, as well as reduce the time to establish the authenticity of the product by automating the procedure of comparison that is grounded what about the fact, when automating the comparison is still required that the user procedures for the identification identifier, sending the ID number of the manufacturer, the image pickup and you will need to perform the procedures associated with the digitization of the customer ID and the use of special software that performs the comparison.

The technical problem to be solved by the present invention is directed, is to develop a reliable and user-friendly way to establish the authenticity of the goods, i.e. protection of the product against forgery.

The problem is solved in that the authenticity of the goods set by comparing the digitized image ID, which is supplied with the product and which contains randomly distributed optically visible elements, with the digitized image of the same identifier, placed in an electronic database.

In private embodiments of the invention, each ID has its own characteristic, such as registration number, which define what a digital image from the set is placed in an electronic database should be compared with the digital image of the scanned identifier.

Establishment truly is the star of the goods is carried out with the participation of a specialized organization, which receives from the manufacturer of the documents confirming his right to use the trademark, and shall certify the accuracy of the information provided to the consumer.

The identifier uses surround the physical body of transparent or partially transparent material with randomly placed in it the visible elements.

As visible elements can be used for visible particles.

Visible particles can have a random shape, different color, different from each other in optical density.

Visible particles can be static random location in a three-dimensional body or a random dynamic (changing in time) location inside a three-dimensional body.

As visible elements can be used in elements of a substance with different optical properties from the bulk material of the body, for example, randomly distributed in a three-dimensional body elements drops of the substance of a different color.

The identifier may be performed as part of the label attached to the product, or be part of the product itself or its packaging.

The identifier can be attached to the goods in such a way that ensures that it cannot be attached to another product without breaking the integrity of the identifier and/or product, and/or fastening.

The identifier can be made by crushing a solid opaque material to obtain visible particles of random shape, adding the obtained particles in the material of the transparent or partially transparent material in the liquid state, with the formation of a mixture, introducing the mixture into the internal cavity of the transparent three-dimensional body, after which the mixture passes into the solid state.

The identifier can be made by crushing a solid opaque material to obtain visible particles of random shape, adding the obtained particles in the material of the transparent or partially transparent material in the liquid state, to obtain a mixture, the formation of the mixture volume of the body ID, rolling in the solid state.

Transfer digital ID image for comparison with the digital image stored in the database can be obtained through the communication channels of communication in the operating environment of the program that produces this comparison.

Receiving and transmitting digital image of the identifier to compare with the image, keeping the amount in the database, can be performed using a device that combines the functions of receiving a digital image and data transfer, for example, using a mobile phone with integrated digital camera.

The use of the invention allows to achieve the following technical results:

- improving the accuracy (reliability) of the results of the comparison;

- reducing, improving the convenience and simplicity of procedures performed by the consumer;

providing opportunities to reduce the time of authentication of the product by automating the procedure of comparison.

The proposed method for protection of goods against counterfeiting is:

- supply of the goods identifier (or in other words:

a protective element, a unique label, label), which contains randomly distributed optically visible elements in obtaining a digital image of the identifier (the original numeric code), in this digital image in the electronic database,

- authentication of the product, which consists in obtaining a digital image of the identifier supplied with the product, the authenticity of which must be installed (check numeric code), and compared with a digital image placed in an electronic database (the original numerical code), this coincides with the drop digital images (scanned and source code) identify the authenticity of goods, and if not - fake.

The most distinctive feature of the proposed method from known methods according to the patent [1], [2] and many other similar methods is that conduct a direct comparison of the source digital image stored in an electronic database, with verifiable (re) digital image received by the consumer. The presence of this distinctive features allows you to eliminate the above drawbacks of the known solutions and to achieve an unexpected effect that is known to influence symptoms and that it was impossible to predict in advance on the basis of information contained in the prior art.

Unexpected technical result from implementation of the proposed method, as well as a great need in the way, possessing a high degree of protection of the goods in combination with reliability and convenience for the consumer, is confirmed by the fact that, in spite of the popularity of a large number of methods such as assignments, none of the known methods, taken individually or in any combination with other methods, it is not possible to implement such protection, in which the cost of manufacture fake ID was significantly higher than the cost of production of the original, and the manufacturer of the goods provocational and high-precision technical examination of the authenticity of their own goods, thus the buyer is located directly at the place of purchase, does not use any special equipment and performs just two simple and habitual actions (photographs and sends an MMS message), the total time of establishing the authenticity of the product takes only a few seconds.

Brief description of drawings

Figure 1 shows an example of the identifier attached to the product with the label.

Figure 2 shows a functional diagram of a method of protecting goods from forgery.

ID (1) is a solid body made of a transparent material, for example of quartz or organic glass in the cavity which is hardened filler made of a transparent material with randomly spaced and solid particles (2), fastened through the thread (3) product (4) with the label (5), which is applied to the registration ID number (6) and the address to send the image (7). Verifying the organization receives from the manufacturer of the documents confirming his right to use the trademark, according to (b) registration ID number. The manufacturer produces and attach () to the product identifier with a label, which is applied to its registration number, receives and stores (g) in the electronic database of numbers is the first image identifier together with its registration number and product description. A consumer using a mobile phone with digital camera receives (d) digital image attached to the product ID and registration number, sends (e) verifying organization that identifies the received image registration ID number and sends (g) obtained by the consumer image of the manufacturer, which locates in the database the ID image, compares it with the image obtained by the consumer sends (C) information on the comparison result verifying organization that directs and consumer authentication of goods or warning of the fake.

An example embodiment of the invention.

1. Make the ID and attach it to the product with the label, then:

- inform the manufacturer registration number ID (in this case check the availability of documents confirming the right to use the trademark),

- put the registration ID number on the label,

- crushed in a mechanical crusher piece of solid opaque material (e.g. granite) to obtain particles of the required size,

type of the received visible particles in a clear glue that is in a liquid state,

- consistently miss h is cut or functional specially made hole in the product and the label thin thread,

- put both ends of the thread in a glass test tube,

introducing the liquid mixture of visible particles and a transparent adhesive in a glass test tube and wait until the solidification of the adhesive.

2. Receive a digital image of the ID and put it together with the registration number and description of the goods to which it is attached, in an electronic database.

3. Check the authenticity of goods, for which:

- using a mobile phone with integrated digital camera receive a digital image of the identifier and labels attached to the goods;

- send the resulting image using the telephone number or email address specified on the label (this assumes that you are using a single for all manufacturers phone number and email address);

- identify the obtained image registration ID number and send it to compare to the manufacturer, which was reported this registration number;

- received registration ID number to find its digital image placed in an electronic database,

- compare found in the electronic database, digital image ID from the image obtained for validation

- send the customer confirmation of the authenticity of the goods, which includes the t product description and information on the rights of the manufacturer on the use of the trademark (in the case of images) or inform him about the fake.

1. The way to protect products from counterfeiting, in which the authenticity of the goods are installed by comparing the digitized image ID, which is supplied with the product and which is made in the form of three-dimensional physical body, which contains randomly distributed optically visible elements of digitized image identifier placed in an electronic database.

2. The method according to claim 1, characterized in that each ID has its own characteristic, for example, a registration number, which define what a digital image from the set is placed in an electronic database should be compared with the digital image of the scanned identifier.

3. The method according to claim 1, characterized in that the authentication of the goods is carried out with the participation of a specialized organization, which performs the authentication of the manufacturer and shall certify the accuracy of the information provided to the consumer.

4. The method according to claim 4, characterized in that the three-dimensional physical body is made of transparent or partially transparent material.

5. The method according to claim 4, characterized in that as the visible elements used visible particles.

6. The method according to claim 5, characterized in that the shape of the visible particles random.

7. JV the property according to claim 5, characterized in that the visible particles have different colors.

8. The method according to claim 5, characterized in that the visible particles differ from each other in optical density.

9. The method according to claim 5, characterized in that the visible particles are static random location in a three-dimensional body.

10. The method according to claim 5, characterized in that the visible particles of matter have a dynamic random location inside a three-dimensional body.

11. The method according to claim 4, characterized in that as the visible elements used elements of substances with different optical properties from the bulk material of the body, for example, randomly distributed in a three-dimensional body elements drops of the substance of a different color.

12. The method according to claim 1, characterized in that the identifier is performed as part of the label attached to the product and/or its packaging.

13. The method according to claim 1, characterized in that the identifier is performed as part of the product.

14. The method according to claim 1, characterized in that the identifier attached to the goods in such a way that ensures that it cannot be attached to another product without violating the integrity of the identifier and/or product, and/or fastening.

15. The method according to claim 1, characterized in that the identifier has at least one characteristic, which ensures its similarity with other identifiers, nab is judeau visually with the naked eye of the person when the comparison.

16. The method according to claim 1, characterized in that the identifier is made by crushing a solid opaque material to obtain visible particles of random shape, adding the obtained particles in the material of the transparent or partially transparent material in the liquid state, with the formation of a mixture, introducing the mixture into the internal cavity of the transparent three-dimensional body.

17. The method according to item 16, characterized in that the said mixture after its introduction into the cavity of the transparent three-dimensional body moves in the solid state.

18. The method according to claim 1, characterized in that the identifier is made by crushing a solid opaque material to obtain visible particles of random shape, adding the obtained particles in the material of the transparent or partially transparent material in the liquid state, to obtain a mixture, the formation of the mixture volume of the body ID, rolling in the solid state.

19. The method according to claim 1, characterized in that the transmission of the digital image shortcut for comparison with the digital image stored in a database that is accessed by communication channels of communication in the operating environment of the program that produces this comparison.

20. The method according to claim 19, wherein the digital image of the identifier that is sent is as compared with the image, stored in the database, receive through the device, which combines the function of receiving the digital image and receiving data over a distance.

21. The method according to claim 20, characterized in that the said device is a mobile phone with integrated digital camera.



 

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