Patents Examined by Ahshik Kim
  • Patent number: 10740764
    Abstract: A system capable of charging up electronic money cards using a credit card is provided. A PIN is authenticated between a card terminal and the credit card. The card terminal transmits to a credit company server an authentication result, amount information indicating an amount with which to charge up, and a credit card number of the credit card. After billing, the credit company server transmits the amount information and the credit card number to an electronic money server. The electronic money server identifies an electronic money card based on the credit card number. The electronic money server generates amount change information for adding the amount with which to charge up to “VALUE”, and transmits the amount change information to the card terminal. The electronic money card updates the amount of “VALUE” stored therein to an amount specified by the amount change information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mikihisa Suzuki, Tsutomu Okude
  • Patent number: 10741902
    Abstract: Part of the conductive loop of the threads is formed by a printed circuit on the substrate (5), where the group of the conductive strips (2) placed side by side is produced, and the core (1) is placed on them. The conductive strips (2) overhang from the groundplan of the core (1) and the ends of the conductive strips (2) overhanging on both sides of the core (1) form the connecting surfaces (4). The wires (3) shaped for the encirclement of the core (1) are connected to the connecting surfaces (4), whereby the wire (3) connects a connecting surface (4) of one conductive strip (2) with the connecting surface (4) on the opposite end of the neighboring conductive strip (2). After bonding to one end of the conductive strip (2) the wire is shaped above the substrate (5) by bending in such a way that it arches over the space intended for the core (1) and all wires (3) are shaped in such a way that they produce a channel for the core (1) placed on the substrate (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Logomotion, S.R.O.
    Inventor: Emil Hubinak
  • Patent number: 10719676
    Abstract: A camera is provided that comprises an image sensor for detecting image data from a detection region and a reception optics arranged in front of the image sensor, a focus adjustment unit having a thread for changing the position of focus of the reception optics by way of a rotary movement and a front screen. In this connection the reception optics has a front region having an inner contour that is accessible via the front screen in order to rotate the reception optics from the outside in the thread and to thus adjust the focus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SICK AG
    Inventors: Florian Schneider, Thomas Pfrengle
  • Patent number: 10719679
    Abstract: A method, system for encoding or decoding information in physical properties of an object. A tangible product comprises a three dimensional tangible object having modified physical properties; and wherein the modified physical properties are a modification of physical properties, wherein the modification encodes information. A method comprising: obtaining a representation of a three dimensional object having physical properties; obtaining information to encode; determining modified physical properties by modifying the physical properties to encode within the modified physical properties the information; and producing a tangible product, wherein the tangible product is the three dimensional object having the modified physical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Glazberg, Applebaum & Co.
    Inventors: Ziv Glazberg, Nadav Applebaum, Shmuel Ur
  • Patent number: 10713548
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a marker with a pattern of marks encoding product information of the electronic device. The pattern includes first marks having a first material with a first isotopic ratio of an element, and second marks having a second material with a second isotopic ratio of the element different than the first isotopic ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Howard Mazurkiewicz, Ning Ge, Helen A Holder
  • Patent number: 10713650
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a reusable physical financial instrument and a system and a method for enabling the financial instrument to perform multiple financial transactions. The financial instrument is capable of creating mixed reality experience when it comes in vicinity of the payor or payee device or ATM. Through the created mixed reality experience, the payor and the payee inputs payor-side and payee-side transaction and biometric data which are stored onto smart chip of the instrument and/or on Cloud Storage using cloud computing interface. The stored payor-side and payee-side transaction data are cross-validated and their biometric data is further verified against golden copy at the respective financial institutions or at the Central Authority's repositories for performing the financial transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Annie Thomas, Shalin Garg, Sathish Vallat
  • Patent number: 10706239
    Abstract: A labeling device includes a printer configured to print labels each having a barcode on a print side of the label opposite an adhesive side of the label. The printer is also configured to direct each printed label in a direction of travel. The device includes a label applicator located downstream of the printer with respect to the direction of travel. The device also includes a barcode scanner that is located downstream of the printer with respect to the direction of travel and is configured to scan the barcode of each label before the label applicator presses the label against the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Benny Tran, Feng Liu
  • Patent number: 10706346
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a chip card module. According to this method, the following are produced: a module with a substrate having contacts and an electronic chip connected to at least some contacts; an antenna on a carrier, this antenna including two ends, each equipped with a connection land; a cavity in at least one layer of the card at least partially covering the carrier, in order to house the module and to expose the connection lands of the antenna; a first end of a wire is connected directly to a connection pad of the chip, and another portion is connected directly to a connection land of the antenna, after having inserted the module into the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Linxens Holding
    Inventor: Eric Eymard
  • Patent number: 10698151
    Abstract: A substrate with a textured surface is disclosed. The substrate may be, for example, a light emitter comprising a light guide, for example a backlight element for use in a display device, wherein a surface of the light guide, for example a glass substrate, is configured to have a textured surface with a predetermined RMS roughness and a predetermined correlation length of the texture. A plurality of light scatter suppressing features can be provided on the textured surface. Textured surfaces disclosed herein may be effective to reduce electrostatic charging of the substrate surface. Methods of producing the textured surface are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: James Patrick Hamilton, Karl William Koch, III, Aize Li, Jonathan Michael Mis, Vasudha Ravichandran, Nicholas James Smith, Christine Coulter Wolcott, Ruchirej Yongsunthon
  • Patent number: 10699535
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a document of value processing device may include: a secured chamber configured to accommodate one or more documents of value and to protect at least one handling device from unauthorized access; the at least one handling device disposed inside the secured chamber to handle at least an output of the one or more documents of value out of the secured chamber may; a control circuit coupled to the at least one handling device to control an operation of the at least one handling device; and a security circuit disposed inside the secured chamber. The security circuit is configured to receive a cryptographically processed signal, to verify the received cryptographically processed signal, and to disable or enable the operation of the at least one handling device based on a verification result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Wincor Nixdorf International, GmbH
    Inventors: Carsten von der Lippe, Bernd Redecker
  • Patent number: 10691993
    Abstract: A submersible tag device configured to operate within a liquid medium, including a liquid-tight housing defining a chamber that remains isolated from the liquid medium when the housing is immersed in the liquid medium, and an attachment mechanism configured to attach to a target selected by a user. A communication module is disposed in the chamber, the module including a receiver, a controller configured to receive input from the receiver, a power source operatively connected to at least the controller, and data storage. When the tag device is immersed in the liquid medium, the receiver is configured to receive a command signal through the liquid medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Amy L. Kukulya, Thomas Austin, Frederic Jaffre, Robin Hunter Littlefield
  • Patent number: 10694646
    Abstract: A container, or box, for use in a Surface Mount Technology (SMT) system includes an outer shell and at least one compartment. The outer shell has side walls and a base. The container is configured to store a plurality of SMT-job related objects in said at least one compartment where one of said SMT-job related objects is not a component tape reel, wherein said container has a logically and electronically unique identity in the SMT system represented by a barcode or RFID tag arranged on the container, said unique ID of the container being configured to be associated with each of the unique IDs of said plurality of SMT-job related objects stored in said at least one compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Mycronic AB
    Inventor: Nils Jacobsson
  • Patent number: 10686313
    Abstract: A power management circuitry for a peripheral electronic device includes a power regeneration circuitry, a power selector, a power switch and an audio signal detection circuitry. The power regeneration circuitry receives a continuous periodic sound wave from an audio device and converts the continuous periodic sound wave into an amplified DC electrical signal. The power source selector receives the amplified DC electrical signal and input from a primary power source and provides a power signal output. The audio signal detection circuitry receives the amplified DC electrical signal and transmits a wake-up signal to the power switch circuitry. The power switch circuitry is turned on by the wake-up signal and connects the power source selector to the peripheral electronic device main circuitry and transfers the power signal output to the peripheral electronic device main circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: BBPOS LIMTED
    Inventors: Wing Cheong Chan, Hwai Sian Tsai, Chi Wah Lo
  • Patent number: 10685325
    Abstract: A system for tracking returned items may include a return recognition device, a storage compartment, and a set of tags. The tags may be coupled with items to be returned. When the items are placed within the storage compartment, the return recognition device may read the tag to collect information about the returned item. The system may send a signal with a timestamp indicating that the item has been successfully returned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventors: Jason A. Rivera, Jason A. Fox
  • Patent number: 10685269
    Abstract: Systems and methods for predicting, identifying, and/or confirming the presence of an object in a predefined space include communication between the object and a sensor having a detection range. The detection range of the sensor is limited to a predefined space or direction that may be less than its maximum detection range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Dark Horse Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Dee A. Warmath, Kevin B. Ponto, Randall E. Basso, Martin E. McGee
  • Patent number: 10685201
    Abstract: A method and a system for recognizing location information in a two-dimensional code are provided. The method comprises: acquiring a two-dimensional code in an image; performing, according to a main positioning block of the two-dimensional code, feature detection to recognize location information in the two-dimensional code; and determining, according to the location information in the two-dimensional code, spatial location information of the two-dimensional code in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Huan Liu, Wenrong Liu, Yinhai Tu
  • Patent number: 10675659
    Abstract: There is provided an instruction projecting device which generates a projection image to be projected on a parcel based on sensing information of the parcel, the device including: a processor; and a memory, in which by cooperating with the memory, the processor determines whether or not the parcel is picked up based on the sensing information, and in a case where it is determined that the parcel is picked up, the processor generates the projection image including detail information of the parcel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Akihiro Suzuki, Shohji Ohtsubo, Takaaki Moriyama, Takaaki Idera, Takeshi Ishihara
  • Patent number: 10679158
    Abstract: A system and method to track time and attendance of an individual at a workplace is provided. The system includes a location tracking system that detects a presence of a portable electronic device carried by the individual, a time clock system that records clock-out registration time of the individual at the workplace, and a main controller. If the main controller receives an electronic communication indicative that the portable electronic device is located at a predefined break or non-work area, and if the main controller does not detect recording of the individual clock-out registration time at the time clock system, then main controller automatically causes an alert at the portable electronic device prompting the individual to transmit a feedback signal acknowledging need to record the clock-out registration time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: API Healthcare Coporation
    Inventors: Jill Bares, Christopher Daute, Jonathan Tallon, Gregory Bodden, Emanuel Gagliardi
  • Patent number: 10679108
    Abstract: A transponder with a disrupting signal source to shut down the transponder. The transponder may use an RFID chip. The disrupting signal source can be an electrical signal source electrically coupled to the RFID chip, for example capacitively coupled. The disruptive signal source can also be a radiation source, for example an infrared source. The disrupting signal source can be connected to a receiver to allow the transponder to be shut down remotely. Multiple transponders as described can be combined to form a multi-transponder device in which transponders can be shut down selectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Intelligent Imaging Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Roesner, Brian Heath
  • Patent number: 10677886
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatus for creating a Definable Blockchain in a Chip along with other components that can receive process and communicate information to enable locating, identifying, and tracking physical Assets and data contained within the Assets. More specifically, the present disclosure presents a Definable Blockchain in a Chip that can be inserted into product labels or packaging which can communicate via Bluetooth with a Smartphone or other Authenticated Radio Source to update the Definable Blockchain with a validated transaction and then optionally provide that information to a Cloud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LocatorX, Inc.
    Inventor: William D. Meadow