Patents Examined by Ahshik Kim
  • Patent number: 10349777
    Abstract: A modular food holding bin has multiple food holding units or bins, which can be connected and disconnected from each other in multiple different configurations. Each bin can be set to its own temperature, independently of the others. The modular holding bin includes a power recover mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: PRINCE CASTLE LLC
    Inventors: Ajay Ramniklal Kothari, Herman Borkhovik, Paul Gerard Touchette
  • Patent number: 10354105
    Abstract: A transaction card may monitor an amount of electric current induced in a first near-field communication (NFC) component of a transaction card. Electric current may be induced in the first NFC component when the first NFC component is within an electromagnetic field generated by a second NFC component of a transaction terminal. The transaction card may dynamically activate one or more output components associated with the transaction card based on the amount of electric current induced in the first NFC component. The one or more output components may indicate whether the transaction card can communicate with the transaction terminal. The transaction card may perform an action related to completing a transaction after determining that the amount of electric current induced in the NFC component satisfies a first threshold. The first threshold may indicate that the transaction card can communicate with the transaction terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: David Kelly Wurmfeld, Adam Koeppel, Tyler Locke
  • Patent number: 10354100
    Abstract: A code includes a first part printed by using a first pigment, and a second part printed by using a second pigment which is easier to discolor than the first pigment, wherein the code is decodable by using information about discoloration of the second pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: GODO KAISHA IP BRIDGE 1, YAEGAKI BIO-INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Taketani, Kenichi Hashizume
  • Patent number: 10343792
    Abstract: A lighting device for a vehicle. The lighting device has a PAR form fit, and includes a housing with a circumferential wall. The circumferential wall has an inner surface, an outer surface and an opening for light emission. The device includes a plurality of light emitting semiconductor devices. The plurality of light emitting semiconductor devices are mounted on a surface of a substrate such that the peak emitted light intensity direction of each one of the plurality of light emitting semiconductor devices is directed toward the central axis. A second surface of the substrate is in thermal contact with the inner surface of the circumferential wall. The device also includes a plurality of curved reflecting surfaces arranged between the plurality of light emitting semiconductor devices and the central axis, arranged to reflect light emitted by the plurality of light emitting semiconductor devices through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Anita Sure, Raghuveer Hanumanthrao Desai, Bharath Kumar Kabbur, Sunit Kumar Saxena
  • Patent number: 10339744
    Abstract: A portable cassette holder includes a frame detachably coupled to an outer surface of an automated teller machine having a housing medium entrance, a conveying roller unit and a power supply connection unit. The frame includes a frame medium entrance formed at a position corresponding to the housing medium entrance and configured to mount a cassette thereon. The conveying roller unit is coupled to the frame at a position at which the frame medium entrance is provided, the conveying roller unit configured to convey a medium passing through the frame medium entrance. The power supply connection unit is provided in the frame and configured to be electrically connected to the automated teller machine so as to receive electric power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: NAUTILUS HYOSUNG INC.
    Inventor: Hee Youn Lee
  • Patent number: 10331925
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, an apparatus for generating a speaker installation code for a speaker array in a venue is provided. The apparatus includes a memory device and a controller. The controller is operably coupled to the memory device. The controller is programmed to receive venue dimensional layout information for the venue and to generate a speaker installation code corresponding to speaker array installment parameters for the speaker array in the venue based on the venue dimensional layout information. The controller is further configured to transmit the speaker installation code to one or more mobile devices to provide the speaker array installment parameters for the speaker array in the venue to the one or more mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED
    Inventor: George Georgallis
  • Patent number: 10330295
    Abstract: In accordance with at least one example embodiments, a swivel lamp may include a primary housing, a lamp housing enclosing at least one light emitting member at a first end of the lamp housing and at least one light emitting member at a second end of the lamp housing, and a switch configured to control power to the light emitting members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Alan K. Uke
  • Patent number: 10332359
    Abstract: A system for triggering bank equipment bill destruction devices and methodology for triggering bank equipment bill destruction devices. The system increases security of Automated Teller Machine (ATM) and cash dispenser bank equipment by innovating a trigger rail which is a separate unit directly mounted to the cassette assembly of the bank equipment and is fixed through ignition nozzles which are attached and inserted in openings provided on a structure of the cassettes. The methodology comprises using pyrotechnic means to trigger the bill destruction devices placed inside the cassettes of a bank equipment unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: TECNOLOGIA BANCARIA S.A.
    Inventor: Edson Igor Cifuentes Lopez
  • Patent number: 10331930
    Abstract: A mark reader apparatus has a lens and an autofocus system that manipulates the lens in accordance with control signals. An image acquisition system measures a distance from the lens to a dot peened mark. A processor is programmed to: calculate a focus position for the autofocus system that focuses the lens on the dot peened mark; apply an offset to the calculated focus position to produce an offset focus position; control the autofocus system by positioning the autofocus system to the offset focus position; and via the image acquisition system, acquire an image of the mark with the autofocus system set to the offset focus position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean Hubert Desvernay, Joël Esponde, Vincent Bessettes
  • Patent number: 10331917
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device used to read information from the EIS (Electronic Ignition Switch) in motor vehicles. The device is an adapter (interface), installed detachable to the rear of the EIS, that reads information from an ignition switch of motor vehicles, using a pogo pin (a device used in electronics to establish connection between two printed circuit boards), and transfers the obtained information to devices like MBprog, SMOK, UPA programmer or XEP 100 programmer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Barys Marozau
  • Patent number: 10325124
    Abstract: A control system for indoor position and vector tracking includes a plurality of radio frequency (RF) transmitters to detect a mobile radio frequency identification (RFID) tag. The control system includes an intelligent controller to receive location information from the RF transmitters and to calculate a vector associated with the mobile RFID tag. The intelligent controller may utilize the vector as a control input to an algorithm for selecting a control operation for one or more of plurality of networked devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Kacchip, LLC
    Inventor: Michael C. Mountz
  • Patent number: 10323816
    Abstract: A light module of a lighting device of a motor vehicle including at least three optical elements for deflecting the light beams emitted by the light source arranged in succession in the beam path of the emitted light that produces a pre-defined light distribution on a lane in front of the motor vehicle. The first optical element comprises a first reflector element, which reflects the light beams emitted from the light source, the second optical element, which is arranged downstream from the first reflector element in the beam path, comprises a second reflector element and the third optical element, which is arranged downstream from the second reflector element in the beam path, comprises a lens element which, in cooperation with the second reflector element, projects the light beams previously deflected to the two reflector elements to realize the predefined light distribution on the lane in front of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Automotive Lighting Reutlingen GmbH
    Inventors: Ben Huber, Wolfgang Hossfeld, Ernst-Olaf Rosenhahn, Patrick Ziegler
  • Patent number: 10323837
    Abstract: A lighting system has at least one channel for receiving at least one light unit that can be inserted into the channel, and at least one connector that can be inserted into the channel. The channel has, in an inner region thereof, a busbar for supplying the light unit, which can be electrically coupled to the busbar, with power. The connector is designed to electrically couple busbar portions of the busbar to one another. Furthermore, the connector is designed to be mechanically coupled to portions of the channel. The channel and the connector are further designed such that, when inserted in the channel, the light unit can be arranged so as to overlap the connector, inserted into the channel in order to couple the busbar portions, within the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: H4X e.U.
    Inventor: Andreas Hierzer
  • Patent number: 10310053
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatus for accurately calculating time with a Miniature Atomic Clock 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 Global Resource Locating (GRL) device and service that may be adhered or inserted in the Asset, which may be built in or attached to a second Asset, wherein the device may comprise a receiver and a trilateration mechanism. In some aspects, the Asset may comprise a product, organism, produce, or component of a logistics based operational process and marketing based Asset movement and usage analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: LocatorX, Inc.
    Inventor: William D. Meadow
  • Patent number: 10309635
    Abstract: A circuitry assembly including an electrical component, a peripheral circuitry that supports the electrical component, a support assembly affixed to the peripheral circuitry to evacuate heat excess generated by the electrical component and the peripheral circuitry, a main circuitry separated from the support assembly by a spacing, the main circuitry having a plurality of detection bands, and a plurality of ribbons electrically connecting the peripheral circuitry with the main circuitry and deformable between an undamaged state and a damaged state, wherein in the undamaged state the plurality of ribbons steps over the spacing and the plurality of detection bands and in the damaged state at least one ribbon of the plurality of ribbons contacts at least one detection band of the plurality of detection bands and generate a short circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Valeo North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Gavin Warner, Julien Hemon, Jonathan Blandin
  • Patent number: 10302841
    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: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Daniel Aloysius Nolan, Vasudha Ravichandran, Ioannis Georgios Roudas, Christine Coulter Wolcott
  • Patent number: 10303995
    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: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION
    Inventors: Amy L. Kukulya, Thomas Austin, Frederic Jaffre
  • Patent number: 10302839
    Abstract: A light guide structure includes a first light guide and a second light guide configured to guide light therein. and a bridge integrally formed with the first light guide and the second light guide. The bridge includes a first end connected to the first light guide, a second end connected to the second light guide, and a light trap section formed between the first end and the second end. The light trap section includes an inwardly V-shaped wall section and a outwardly V-shaped wall section on opposing sides from each other, the inwardly V-shaped wall section configured with a greater V-angle than the outwardly V-shaped wall section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Amol Deshmukh
  • Patent number: 10289943
    Abstract: In some embodiments a secure card is disclosed with a body; and, a plurality of contacts. The contact may be in communication with storage media in the body of the card. The storage media may store identification information for the secure card. The plurality of contacts are optionally disposed proximate to an edge of the body. Optionally the contacts are rounded and/or spaced apart from each other to avoid short circuits when the secure card is placed in a connector. Some embodiments include a connector having interface elements corresponding to each of the card contacts. For example, the connector may connect between the contacts and a computer port. Optionally the card includes an integrated circuit in communication with said storage media and configured for communication in accordance with a standard computer port communication protocol with each of contacts corresponding to a contact of the protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Herzel Noach
  • Patent number: 10288248
    Abstract: A device, a light guide, and a method for automotive lighting are provided. The device includes a light source and a light guide. The light source provides light rays. The light guide includes two or more aspheric surfaces having at least a common focal point. The two or more aspheric surfaces are configured to maintain total internal reflection of the light rays in the light guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Valeo North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Crespin, Julien Hemon, Larry Boxler