Patents Examined by Ahshik Kim
  • Patent number: 11995866
    Abstract: An optically readable marker comprises a dash and two dots arranged in a pattern to allow detection of the marker, wherein the dash and dots are collinear, and wherein the dots are of the same size and shape and adjacent to each other. Multiple such optically readable markers may be combined into a composite marker, optionally with one element (i.e. a dash or a dot of the marker) being at least partially shared between two or more markers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Zappar Limited
    Inventors: Simon John Taylor, Jordan Evan Campbell
  • Patent number: 11995966
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer readable media are disclosed for electronic security systems for an establishment offering in-store pick-up of previously purchased products. Embodiments may include an electronic article surveillance (EAS) gate, a receiver for receiving transmissions from the tags, and a processor. The processor may be configured to access a purchase transaction record of an out-of-store product purchase; receive a unique tag ID of a specific tag associated with a specific product corresponding to the purchased product, and assign the specific product to a record associated with the purchase transaction; receive, from a mobile communications device, a notification that the purchased product is being picked up at the establishment; authorize pick-up of the specific product based on the received information; and following the authorization of pick-up, disable an ability to initiate an alarm when the receiver receives a transmission from the specific tag in proximity to the EAS gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Nexite Ltd.
    Inventors: Anat Shakedd, Guillermo Rotstein, Ran Polager, Lior Shakedd
  • Patent number: 11989613
    Abstract: An authentication system for authenticating an asset having an NFC tag is disclosed comprising an authentication server, a controller in communication with the authentication server and an NFC enabled device, the controller is configured to request reading of a tag identification number (ID) from a memory of the NFC tag, generate a tag record of the NFC tag on the authentication server, associated with the tag ID, generate a token (TS) corresponding to the NFC tag, the token is generated by an algorithm based on the tag ID, request writing of the token to the memory, associate the token with the tag ID, wherein, upon a user subsequently validating the asset, the controller is configured to request reading the token from the memory, and verify the token against the tag record comprising comparing said token with the associated token stored in the tag record on the authentication server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Inventor: Stefan Larsson
  • Patent number: 11977942
    Abstract: A noncontact storage medium that is mounted in a magnetic tape cartridge includes an IC chip that is connected to an antenna to be coupled to a communication destination by electromagnetic induction through a magnetic field applied from a communication destination, and performs communication with the communication destination through the magnetic field, and the IC chip corresponds to a plurality of communication standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Eiichiro Kataoka
  • Patent number: 11972315
    Abstract: The apparatus comprises: a pair of panel portions; a hinge portion defining an axis from which each of the panel portions extends, the hinge portion being coupled to each of the panel portions and adapted to permit pivotal movement of the panel portions relative to one another about the axis between a closed position wherein the panels overlay one another one another and an open position wherein the panels extend away from one another; a near field communication tag coupled to one of the panel portions; and a shield defined by RF blocking material coupled to the other of the panel portions. The tag and shield are positioned and adapted such that: the tag can be activated by the reader when the panels are in the open position; and the shield isolates the tag from the reader when the panels are in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Inventor: Edgar Davin Salatandre
  • Patent number: 11960958
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for notifying users regarding a status of various tracked items. A system for generating these notifications comprises a tracking device, having a unique identifier, using a short-range wireless communication protocol to communicate its location; and a mobile device comprising a motion detector configured to identify/monitor movements of the mobile device; and a reader using a short-range wireless communication protocol to communicate with the tracking device. Upon receiving an indication, from the motion detector, that the mobile device has a motion that satisfies a threshold, the reader identifies one or more tracking devices within the predetermined distance from the mobile device, wherein when the reader determines that the tracking device is not within the predetermined distance and the unique identifier of the tracking device is associated with the mobile device, the mobile device outputs a notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: KIPIT, INC.
    Inventors: Sarah Dorine Le Cam, Elizabeth Grace Harkins, Robert Shane Luttrell
  • Patent number: 11960957
    Abstract: A system for tracing members of an animal population throughout a process including moving at least some of the members between a plurality of physically separate locations, the system comprising: a plurality of identification devices, each being attached to, and uniquely identifying, a respective member of the members; a plurality of identification device readers, each capable of being located at a respective physically separate location of the physically separate locations, and each capable of reading the identification devices to uniquely identify the respective member; a data repository comprising one or more records, each of the records (i) being associated with a respective member of the members, and (ii) including a unique animal identifier associated with the identification device attached to the respective member of the members; and a processing circuitry configured to perform a process for storing location change records indicative of location changes of the members during the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: IdentiGEN LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert William Mitchell, Yuval Rapaport-Rom, Matteo Ratti
  • Patent number: 11954554
    Abstract: Methods and systems for identifying and accurately monitoring evaporation from casks storing high value liquor are presented herein. A Cask Identification and Evaporation Monitoring (CIEM) system includes instrumentation to identify cask location within a high volume storage facility and monitor loss of content from each cask. The resulting data is communicated to a CIEM tracking server for storage and further analysis. The CIEM tracking server identifies excessive short term losses, e.g., leaks, arising anywhere in the storage facility. In addition, the CIEM tracking server identifies long term loss trends. The long term loss trends are enable data-driven management of the cask conditioning process, including tasks such as scheduling of cask rotation within the storage facility, bottling, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: DT Whisky Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Amrit Singh, Shawn B. Smith, Nagendra Palle
  • Patent number: 11954555
    Abstract: A sensor interface circuit includes: an RF switch having a control node; a bias circuit electrically connected to the control node and applying, to the control node, a voltage at a first level or a second level corresponding to a linear region of a reflection characteristic; a first variable oscillation circuit electrically connectable to a first sensor; a second variable oscillation circuit electrically connectable to a second sensor; and a difference circuit electrically connected between the first variable oscillation circuit and the bias circuit, and between the second variable oscillation circuit and the bias circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignees: NISSHINBO MICRO DEVICES INC., TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Sato, Masayuki Sato, Noboru Ishihara, Shinji Murata
  • Patent number: 11948040
    Abstract: An electronic price label system and an electronic price label, which include a communication device for receiving information related to a product. The electronic price label further includes a first display for displaying information related to the product, and a second display for displaying information related to the product. The first display and the second display are separate displays, and the first display and second display are adapted to be controlled separate from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: MARIELLA LABELS OY
    Inventor: Göran Sundholm
  • Patent number: 11942731
    Abstract: Techniques for verification of interchangeable connectors are disclosed which include applying one or more identification tags to connectors. The identification tags have identifiers which may be associated with one another for connectors that correspond. The identifiers may be read from the identification tags when the connectors are connected to determine if the connected connectors are associated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Zoox, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajeshwar Galivanche, Vikram Laxmish Shirgur, Hudson Widman
  • Patent number: 11941472
    Abstract: A communication system and method that includes a RFID tag writer to assign a unique identification to RFID tags, a series of personal communication devices, that have an RFID tag, a processor, a signal receiver and a display, and processors provide instructions to the displays to provide different light sequences in response to signals received, and a central controller that includes a processor, a transceiver and a memory, where the memory stores information relating to the RFID tags, user accounts and has an input device that allows users to be segregated into defined groups and stored, and the controller receives signals from tag readers and communication devices and transmit signals to the personal communication devices to affect the displays and the system uses a multiple gateways, to defined groups and each gateway transmitting on different frequencies and the system is configured to allow the communication devices to roam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Inventors: Iqbal Mohammad, Kiran Karanki
  • Patent number: 11941467
    Abstract: A display device includes a cover window comprising a flat portion and a curved portion connected to the flat portion; a printed layer disposed across the flat portion and the curved portion of the cover window; a buffer layer provided on the printed layer; a code printed layer provided on the buffer layer; and a plurality of grooves penetrating through the code printed layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyong Bin Jin
  • Patent number: 11940249
    Abstract: A method is provided for calculating the bursting point of at least one projectile fired at a target object, involving measuring the position of the projectile, estimating the position of the projectile, estimating the speed of the projectile, measuring the position of the target object, estimating the position of the target object, estimating the speed of the target object, calculating optimal bursting points for the projectile based on the estimated position of the projectile, the estimated speed of the projectile, the estimated position of the target object and the estimated speed of the target object, and communicating the bursting points for the projectile to the projectile. A computer program, a computer system, and a weapons system are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: BAE SYSTEMS BOFORS AB
    Inventors: Peter Tjernström, Frans Eriksson
  • Patent number: 11935014
    Abstract: A process for the segregation, sterilization, and purification of recycled plastic medical waste with the subsequent production of plastic products made therefrom is disclosed. Also disclosed is a method for the front-end segregation of recycled plastic medical waste into a polypropylene waste stream and a mixed plastic waste stream. These segregated streams are further purified through a processing method that removes contaminating fibrous, metal and other waste products. Polypropylene and mixed plastic streams isolated using these methods yield a homogenous material that can be blended with other materials for the production of raw plastic or for extrusion to form commercial plastic products. A method for tracking regulated and non-regulated medical waste stream production kinetics and chain of custody from discrete waste disposal sites is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Polycarbin, Inc.
    Inventors: James Philip O'Brien, Noah James Pyles
  • Patent number: 11928542
    Abstract: A system for detecting the direction of movement of an RFID tag along a path comprising two RFID portals, each of said portals being arranged to detect an RFID tag in a respective zone along the path, the zones being arranged to be effectively exclusive of one another, a RFID tag reader having an associated processor and multiple separate ports, each port being connected to one or the other of the portals, the processor being arranged to determine which portal first receives a RFID tag signal or signals and which portal subsequently receives a second signal from the same tag or tags detected by the first signal receiving portal, the processor providing a signal corresponding to a direction of movement, along the path from the first signal receiving portal to the second signal receiving portal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignees: DJB GROUP LLC, WISTRON NEWEB CORPORATION
    Inventors: Walter D. Burnside, Wei-Feng Tsai
  • Patent number: 11922253
    Abstract: A delivery portal, which may be at a loading dock, includes a sensor configured to detect a pallet, platform or stack of goods as it passes through the portal. A computer is programmed to receive information from the sensor and to identify the pallet based upon the information. The computer is further programmed to compare the identified pallet to a database to determine if the identified pallet should be passing through the portal. For example, the computer determines whether the pallet is being loaded onto the wrong truck or onto the right truck but in the wrong sequence. The sensor for detecting the pallet may be an RFID sensor reading an RFID tag on the pallets. The portal may be a loading dock. The database may indicate a sequence for loading a plurality of pallets including the identified pallet onto a truck at the loading dock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventors: Peter Douglas Jackson, Jason Crawford Miller, Hisham Khalid A. Alshmmasi, Matthew Smith
  • Patent number: 11922267
    Abstract: A barcode reader has a housing, weigh platter, and off-platter detection assembly including first and second imaging assemblies in communication with a controller. The first imaging assembly has a first imager configured to capture an image of a first lateral edge of the weigh platter. The second imaging assembly has a second imager configured to capture an image of a second lateral edge of the weigh platter. The controller is configured to: identify and locate the first and second lateral edges; receive first and second images from the imagers; allow the weight of an object to be recorded if determined that a footprint of the object does not extend over the first or second lateral edges; and prevent the weight of the object from being recorded and/or providing an alert to a user if determined that the footprint of the object does extend over the first or second lateral edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Darran Michael Handshaw, Edward Barkan, Mark Drzymala
  • Patent number: 11924281
    Abstract: A service request information transfer system includes: a service request taking/management terminal managed by a service desk, that receives a room service request from a customer, matches the serial number of a customer terminal provided to the customer with the order number and room number of the customer, identifies the staff member closest to the location of the room from which the room service request is received, upon receiving the room service request, and provides order information to a staff terminal the closest staff member is carrying; a customer terminal that is provided to a customer and sends the serial number of the device as a short-range wireless communication signal when the customer makes a call; a cloud service server that receives a room number and the serial number of a customer terminal matching the room number from the service request taking/management terminal and stores the same, finds the room number matching the serial number upon receiving the serial number of the customer termin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: HELLOFACTORY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kyungmin Kim
  • Patent number: 11915077
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a code authentication service maintains a mapping of uniform resource locators and key information embedded into codes. The code authentication service receives, from a requesting device, a domain name system resolution request for a particular uniform resource locator. The code authentication service determines, based on the mapping, whether the domain name system resolution request is associated with valid key information for the particular uniform resource locator. The code authentication service provides, to the requesting device, a domain name system resolution response that indicates an address associated with the particular uniform resource locator, when the code authentication service determines that the domain name system resolution request includes valid key information for the particular uniform resource locator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Joel Abraham Obstfeld, Pete Rai, Marcelo Yannuzzi