Patents Examined by Ahshik Kim
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10672236
    Abstract: The invention relates to an intelligent POS machine. The intelligent POS machine comprises a housing, a card reading module, a turning plate, and a rear work module; the housing is internally provided with an embedding groove; the card reading module is located in the embedding groove; the rear work module is installed on the turning plate; the turning plate is hinged on an inside wall of the embedding groove and located above the card reading module; the housing is internally provided with a control board; the card reading module is connected with the control board, and the rear work module is connected with the control board through an FPC board. In this way, the whole exterior of the POS machine is more integrated and more elegant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Shao-Chin Tseng
  • Patent number: 10672010
    Abstract: A management system includes: an information terminal that reads an information code attached to a management target, the information code storing code identification information that specifies the management target; and a server communicable with the information terminal. The information terminal includes: a reading portion that optically reads display information including the information code; a position information acquisition portion that acquires position information of the information terminal; a terminal-side transmission portion that transmits the position information as reading position information to the server; and a notification portion that notifies predetermined information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventors: Kunihiko Ito, Kenichi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10665065
    Abstract: A device may include a first slot on a front portion of the device, and a security bar in an interior of the device. The security bar may comprise a second slot. The device may be configured to rotate the security bar to align the first slot and the second slot. Alignment of the first slot and the second slot may facilitate a transfer between the interior of the device and an exterior of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Steve Faletti, David Kelly Wurmfeld, Lisa Whitsitt, Janak Dadhaniya, Robert Smith
  • Patent number: 10665064
    Abstract: An escrow unit has an escrow wheel and a movable-continuous belt. The escrow wheel rotates about an axis. The movable-continuous belt is wrapped partially around the escrow wheel forming an open gap between the belt and escrow wheel. The open gap allows the belt to transport a document through the open gap and to store the document by holding the document between the belt and the escrow wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Deibold Nixdorf, Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael J. Harty, William Daniel Beskitt
  • Patent number: 10657754
    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: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Osborn, Srinivasa Chigurupati, Jeffrey Rule
  • Patent number: 10657345
    Abstract: A verification apparatus securable to a media destruction device to document sanitization processes. The apparatus includes a SSD disk inlet, an SSD disk outlet constructed and arranged to align with an opening to the media destruction device, and a SSD disk ejection outlet. A carrier drum having a receptacle for holding the SSD disk in a first position, rotatable to a second position for placement of the SSD disk in front of a scanner camera, rotatable to a third position for aligning the SSD disk to a media destruction device inlet if the media disk was properly scanned, and rotatable to a fourth position for aligning the SSD disk to the ejection outlet if the media disk was not properly scanned. Pseudo random codes are transmitted and received during a sanitization procedure to assure the SSD disk has sanitized without interruption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Phiston Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: M. Ali Ebadian, Raul Travieso
  • Patent number: 10650210
    Abstract: A filter assembly for authenticating a filter cartridge includes a filter housing and an optical scanner mounted to the filter housing. A controller uses the optical scanner to take one or more digital images of the filter cartridge and obtain digital coded data identifying the filter cartridge. Specifically, the controller locates a functional locator on the filter cartridge, determines a location of an identifying region on the filter cartridge, reads the digital coded data by interrogating the identifying region with the optical scanner, and determines that the filter cartridge is authentic based at least in part on the digital coded data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford Gasior, Gregory Sergeevich Chernov, Jose Rafael Padron
  • Patent number: 10643198
    Abstract: A method for performing at least one secure exchange within a system including first and second electronic devices (20A, 20B) and a dual reader (10) including means for connection to each of the devices and preferably a human-machine interface, and at least one server (30) to which information relating to the exchange is able to be communicated, this method including the steps of: a) entering, into the reader (10), using its interface or an external apparatus that is connected thereto, an item of information relating to an exchange to be performed between the first and second devices (20A, 20B), b) registering, in the first device (20A), using the reader (10), an item of information relating to the exchange, c) registering, in the second device (20B), in particular using the reader (10), an item of information relating to the exchange, and by default canceling the exchange, d) transmitting the data relating to said transaction to said server (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventor: Bruno Sangle Ferriere
  • Patent number: 10643437
    Abstract: A protector includes a cover that is attachable to a casing formed with an opening through which the medium passes from an outside for storing the medium in an internal storage space or feeding the medium from the internal storage space to the outside, and that covers the opening when attached to the casing; and an attaching portion that extends so as to face toward a side surface of the casing from an end of the cover, and includes a fitting portion that fits with a fitting portion formed on the side surface of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gentaro Matsuoka, Yoshinari Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10635868
    Abstract: An example embodiment provides a sensor system including a tag unit and a readout unit. The tag unit includes a first sensor having a stretchable antenna and a stretchable resistor. The tag unit may be configured to create a sensing signal corresponding to a degree of stretching of the stretchable resistor, transmit the sensing signal to the readout unit through the stretchable antenna, and operate in a first region corresponding to a first frequency. The readout unit may be inductively coupled to the tag unit and may be configured to receive and read out the sensing signal, and operate in a second region corresponding to a second frequency. The first frequency may range 30 MHz to 50 MHz, and the second frequency may be different from the first frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Youngjun Yun, Naoji Matsuhisa, Simiao Niu, Zhenan Bao, William Burnett
  • Patent number: 10635873
    Abstract: A video signal monitoring method includes detecting at least one of luminance or chromaticity in a predetermined region among regions of a video displayed on a display device; converting the at least one of detected luminance or chromaticity into video identification information for identifying the video; and outputting the video identification information and a time at which the video was displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshinori Moriki, Yutaka Arai