Patents Examined by Ahshik Kim
  • Patent number: 11557393
    Abstract: A system and method is described for printing a label with an RFID tag. The system includes an RFID reader that queries a first RFID tag coupled to a first medicinal container that includes a medication. In response, the system receives a first unique identifier and uses the first unique identifier to determine a status of the medication, associate the first medicinal container with a medical provider and print a second label that includes a second RFID tag for a second medicinal container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Kit Check, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Ashley Gitchell, Timothy James Leo Kress-Spatz, Kevin William MacDonald, Nicholas Bastien Petersen, Julie Christina Meloni, Christian Lee Doyle, Michael David Waud, David Mario Pedra, Nicholas Ward Stocchero, Michael Christopher Wimpee, Steven Shyu, Mahesh Murali
  • Patent number: 11557164
    Abstract: A dual-factor PIN based authentication system and method uses a cryptogram provided by a contactless card associated with the client in association with a PIN stored by the contactless card to authenticate the client. In some embodiments, cryptogram authentication may be preconditioned upon a PIN match determination by the contactless card. In other embodiments, the cryptogram may be formed at least in part using the personal identification number (PIN) stored on the contactless card encoded using a dynamic key stored by the contactless card and uniquely associated with the client. Authentication may be achieved by comparing the cryptogram formed using the PIN against an expected cryptogram generated an expected PIN and an expected dynamic key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Osborn, Srinivasa Chigurupati, Jeffrey Rule
  • Patent number: 11556891
    Abstract: In some implementations, a device may receive data identifying products and encoded data identifying smart tags of the products. The device may map the data and the encoded data to generate encoded product data. The device may receive encoded data provided by smart tags of products received by a store. The device may receive images of the products. The device may compare the encoded data and the encoded product data to identify a set of the products received by the store. The device may correlate the images with the set of the products. The device may process the correlated data to identify locations of the set of the products in the store. The device may generate an instruction to relocate a product to a new location and may provide the instruction to a device, associated with the store, to cause the product to be relocated to the new location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Steven Dunk, Thomas Harden
  • Patent number: 11551189
    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: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Polycarbin, Inc.
    Inventors: James Philip O'Brien, Noah James Pyles
  • Patent number: 11548329
    Abstract: An intelligent tire monitoring system includes a tire body, a sheet-shaped conductive polymer sensor, a micro control unit, an RF unit, a computer, and an RF circuit. The sheet-shaped conductive polymer sensor is affixed to an inner liner layer at a middle portion of a tire crown. One end of the sheet-shaped conductive polymer sensor is connected to the micro control unit through the RF unit, and the other end of the sheet-shaped conductive polymer sensor is connected to the computer through the RF circuit. The computer includes a power supply module, a communication port, a display screen, an audible alarm, a press-key input module, and a processor. The state of the tire is comprehensively determined by matching or combining a strain amplitude of the tire crown and an operating temperature with a fitting function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: SHANDONG LINGLONG TYRE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Feng Wang, Ming Li, Haitao Sui, Longyue Zheng, Shuai Liu, Liran Teng, Shaojing Wang, Guanchao Zhang, Jianlei Sun
  • Patent number: 11551016
    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: March 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: David Kelly Wurmfeld, Adam Koeppel, Tyler Locke
  • Patent number: 11537984
    Abstract: An adaptive inventory management system for use in a materials handling facility storing a plurality of items that are each associated with a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag. The management system including a global inventory database subsystem and a RFID interrogator subsystem comprising a plurality of RFID interrogators that are each configured to read the unique identifier of the RFID tag associated with each of the plurality of items that are within a defined boundary of at least one scan zone generated by the respective RFID interrogator and to communicate the unique identifier of the each scanned RFID tag identified within each scan zone of the respective RFID interrogator to the global inventory database subsystem. The management system being selectively configured to effect user desired levels of fidelity and/or resolution with respect to the generated unique identifier of the each scanned RFID tag within a defined space of the materials handling facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventors: Jonathan Michael Butler, Timm Sebastian Redder
  • Patent number: 11538359
    Abstract: Provided is a braille teaching material, and a method of manufacturing the same. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to a braille teaching material, and a method of manufacturing the same, wherein by magnetic force, a teaching tool is attached to a dot corresponding to a raised dot of braille among vertical dots and horizontal dots of braille, so that even braille beginners with undeveloped fingertip sensitivity are able to learn braille.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventors: In Sik Seo, Ji Yun Cho
  • Patent number: 11526684
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include methods, systems, and non-transitory computer readable media for receiving a confirmation signal to unlock the security tag being detachably locked to a merchandise, wherein the confirmation signal includes a RFID device identifier associated with a RFID device of the security tag, and the RFID device is associated with a wireless device of the security tag, identifying the wireless device associated with the RFID device based on the RFID device identifier, transmitting a wireless signal to the wireless device to enable a controller to receive a release signal used to unlock the security tag from the merchandise, and transmitting the release signal to the controller to unlock the security tag from the merchandise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Adam S. Bergman, Manuel A. Soto, Steve E. Trivelpiece
  • Patent number: 11521034
    Abstract: Wait times at ATMs may undermine the utility of these self-service machines. ATMs are configured to provide faster self-service kiosks that allow users to quickly perform common financial transactions. However, it has been increasing common for users to have to wait on a line to access an ATM. Apparatus and methods are provided for a smart card that stages transactions by capturing the amount, pin and other necessary information on the smart card itself, before the user begins interacting with the ATM. Information captured by the smart card may be transferred to ATM when the smart card is inserted into ATM. The user does not provide the ATM with any additional information after inserted the smart card into the ATM, thereby improving the transaction processing efficiency of the ATM and enhancing user satisfaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Saurabh Gupta
  • Patent number: 11520320
    Abstract: A system optimizes the organization of components for the manufacture of wood products. The system includes memory devices and processing devices operatively coupled to the memory device, wherein the one or more processing devices are configured to execute computer-readable computer program code to receive a plurality of job orders for distinct wood products having varying components; optimize cutting of all components for the plurality of job orders to minimize waste of source materials, thereby resulting in a plurality of components for the plurality of job orders; track each component electronically in order to identify each component at a final cutting machine location; and affix a unique indicator on each component indicating both a receptacle and a receptacle portion corresponding to each component, thereby optimizing organization of all the components by at least one of job, distance from machine to receptacle, and distance from receptacle to assembly location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: MICHAEL WEINIG, INC
    Inventors: Jason F. Howell, Daniel Dew
  • Patent number: 11507910
    Abstract: An equipment management method based on radio frequency identification comprises binding a first electronic tag and second electronic tags, reading the first electronic tag in a search mode, obtaining an abnormality list of one or more abnormal tags in the second electronic tags according to the first electronic tag, reading one of the second electronic tags in the search mode, and outputting an error signal when the read second electronic tag matches up to the abnormality list. The first electronic tag is set on a test machine, the second electronic tag are respectively set on test elements, and the test elements are disposed in the test machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignees: INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chu-Li Huang, Jung-Jen Hsu
  • Patent number: 11501283
    Abstract: A contactless card useful for adjusting the operation, configuration, and/or performance of a secondary device is described. The contactless card is equipped with a communication interface which allows the contactless card to transmit information to the secondary device using NFC signals. The contactless card stores accommodation information related to a physical accommodation desired by the user and transmits that information in the form of an accommodation message to the secondary device after being placed in a NFC field generated by the secondary device. In some embodiments, the contactless card requests an authentication certificate in order to determine a degree of trust prior to sending an accommodation message. In some embodiments, the contactless card may adjust what accommodation information is included in the accommodation message based on the authentication certificate received from the secondary device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Rule, Kevin Osborn
  • Patent number: 11501396
    Abstract: Disclosed are a system and a method for collecting and returning luggage at public transportation systems. The method includes storing characteristic features and metadata corresponding to a luggage and its individual owner, and associating a color while collecting the luggage at a luggage submitting terminal. The luggage may be easily identified at a luggage providing terminal, using an identification tag attached to the luggage and the associated metadata (including the associated colour). Upon an end of journey, the individual may be allowed to pick the luggage upon providing a handshake signal. In case the handshake signal is not provided and the individual owner's metadata is not matched, security agencies may be alerted about picking of the luggage by another individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: HCL TECHNOLOGIES ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Longobardi, Maria Sbriccoli, Enrica Alberti, Andrea Fiore
  • Patent number: 11494574
    Abstract: A device implementing a system for authenticating an identity document includes at least one processor configured to receive, from a service provider, a request associated with verifying an integrity of an identity document, and capture, responsive to receiving the request, image data of the identity document. The at least one processor is further configured to generate a representation based on the image data, the representation comprising form factor data of the identity document, and compare the representation with a prior representation of the identity document, the prior representation comprising prior form factor data of the identity document. The at least one processor is further configured to provide, to the service provider, a response to the request based on comparing the representation with the prior representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mathieu Ciet, Bruno Benteo, Michael Mouchous, Augustin J. Farrugia
  • Patent number: 11487982
    Abstract: Accessories for an electronic device and methods are described. The accessory comprises a substrate configured to be removably attached to the electronic device and a near-field communications (NFC) tag attached to the substrate and configured to transmit interaction data in response to receiving a signal from a separate electronic device. The interaction data causes the separate electronic device to access user data associated with a unique user account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Popl Co.
    Inventors: Jason Dean Alvarez-Cohen, Nicholas Sullivan Eischens, Jeremy William Greenfield
  • Patent number: 11488273
    Abstract: A method for pushing a data within a template in an educational setting comprising: scanning, via a first user device, a first tag, said first user device having first a unique ID and said first tag being a master tag and comprising a first tag ID; scanning, via a second user device, a second tag, said second user device having a second unique ID and said second tag having a second tag ID and being controlled by said master tag; defining a template being loaded onto said second user device upon the scanning of the second tag; and wherein the template comprises data corresponding to said second tag ID, said second unique ID, and a time corresponding to the scanning of said second tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Digital Seat Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Cameron Fowler, Matthew Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11482053
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a good processing apparatus with a first communication module. The first communication module is connected to a controller. The good processing apparatus is designed to accommodate at least one second communication module. The controller is designed to determine whether the second communication module is ready for operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Francotyp-Postalia GmbH
    Inventors: Tilmann Schilling, Joachim Jauert, Michael Fersch
  • Patent number: 11475228
    Abstract: According to one or more embodiments, a wireless tag reader includes a first shield member, a second shield member, an antenna, and a reader. The first and second shield members face each other across a reading area through which a wireless tag can pass. Each of the first and second shield members has a reflective surface that reflects a radio wave incident thereon toward the reading area. The antenna is between the reading area and the reflective surface of one of the first and second shield members. The antenna radiates and receives radio waves to communicate with the wireless tag. The reader reads data stored in the wireless tag based on radio waves received from the wireless tag by the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuichiro Kawabe
  • Patent number: 11475264
    Abstract: A physical card has a body with dynamic region(s) configured to appear opaque for human viewing in a first phase and translucent for human viewing in a second phase. The card also has a computer readable chip, a power supply configured to power the one or more dynamic regions, a communication device, one or more processors, and memory storing instructions that, when executed, are configured to cause the card to perform a method. The card may receive an authorization signal from a recognized user device associated with a cardholder, direct dynamic region(s) to transition from being opaque in the first phase to being translucent in the second phase, and direct the dynamic region(s) to transition from being translucent in the second phase to being opaque in the first phase upon hitting a predetermined time threshold in the second phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer Chu, Alexander Golovanov, Jonatan Yucra Rodriguez