Patents Examined by Ahshik Kim
  • Patent number: 10229354
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: one or more cells, each cell comprising: a proton conductor (25) configured to conduct proton charge carriers; an electron conductor region (26) configured to conduct electrons; a first electrode (27) associated with one of the proton conductor region (26) and the electron conductor region (26); and a second electrode (28) associated with the other of the proton conductor region (25) and the electron conduction region (26); an antenna (50), wherein at least a portion of the antenna (50) is configured to provide at least some of the first electrode(s) (27) of the one or more cells; and circuitry (80) configured to be powered via second electrode(s) (28) of the one or more cells in electrical parallel, wherein the circuitry (80) is configured to operably connect to the antenna (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Mark Allen, Di Wei
  • Patent number: 10223629
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a smart card module is provided. The smart card module may include an electronic circuit in or on a carrier, a smart card module contact layer, which is coupled to the electronic circuit and provides a plurality of smart card module contacts, a mirror layer on the smart card module contact layer, said mirror layer at least partly covering the smart card module contacts, and an optically translucent, electrically conductive oxide layer, which covers the mirror layer. The optically translucent, electrically conductive oxide layer includes a plurality of regions of different layer thicknesses for providing different color components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Thomas Spoettl, Frank Pueschner, Peter Stampka, Mathias Belzner, Ralph Domnick, Daniel Weiss
  • Patent number: 10223683
    Abstract: A versatile transaction scanner for use in a food and beverage venue, comprising an optical reader and a wireless transceiver, which is adapted to read transaction information encoded within a transaction code, and transmit the transaction information to a point of sale system for processing. The transaction scanner can be used by a user who is a venue staff member to scan transaction codes representing new customer orders which are then received by the point of sale system and prepared by the venue. The transaction information may further contain payment information, allowing the transaction to be processed and completed with a single scan. The transaction scanner may further comprise a vibration mechanism which alerts the user when the customer's order is ready to be served. The transaction scanner may also have an integrated bottle opening mechanism, allowing a bartender to simultaneously take beverage orders and open bottle caps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Saverio Dalia
  • Patent number: 10210362
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing a vision process using a camera having a multi-focus lens having a lens field of view where the lens can be set at different focus positions the method comprising the steps of positioning at least one of the camera and an item to be imaged so the lens field of view is directed at the item to be imaged, obtaining a plurality of images where each image is obtained with the lens focus at a different position and after each image is obtained, attempting to perform the machine vision process using the image irrespective of whether or not the lens was focused when the image was obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: COGNEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sateesh Nadabar, William Equitz
  • Patent number: 10210449
    Abstract: In a wireless communication device, radiation conductors including a first and second end portions are reformed on an upper surface of a radiation conductor base material. First and second terminal electrodes are provided at a same or substantially the same interval as the first and second end portions, on a lower surface of a RFIC element. A seal includes an adhesive surface larger than a principal surface of the RFIC element. The RFIC element is arranged on the upper surface of the radiation conductor substrate so that each of the first and second terminal electrodes comes into contact with the first and second end portions. The seal is pasted to the radiation conductor substrate so as to cover the RFIC element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noboru Kato, Kunihiro Komaki
  • Patent number: 10208916
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for thermally distributing hot air generated in a vehicle headlamp. A channel is defined between different chambers in the headlamp to allow for air circulation, thus reducing hot spots inside the housing around light sources which might compromise internal structures or devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Flex-N-Gate Advanced Product Development LLC
    Inventors: Edward M. Kalis, Steve Barman, Charles Schweitzer, Muhammed A. Hamid
  • Patent number: 10198608
    Abstract: An information recording medium according to one embodiment includes a substrate, a first image, and a second image. The first image is provided on the substrate, emits light when irradiated with first excitation light having a first wavelength, and includes phase-modulated first information. The second image is provided on the substrate, emits light when irradiated with second excitation light having a second wavelength different from the first wavelength, and includes phase-modulated second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Shota Kure, Takahisa Nakano, Fumitoshi Morimoto, Nobuki Nemoto
  • Patent number: 10192197
    Abstract: An automated asset management system includes a plurality of storage locations for storing objects, and first and second sensing subsystems each configured to sense presence or absence of the objects in the plurality of storage locations. The first and second sensing subsystems are used to sense the presence or absence of a same particular object using different respective sensing modalities. In operation, a first scan of the storage locations is performed using the first sensing subsystem, and the presence or absence of the particular object is determined using the first sensing modality. In turn, a second scan of the storage locations is performed using the second sensing subsystem, and the presence or absence of the particular object is confirmed using both the result of the determination made using the first sensing modality and a determination of the presence or absence of the particular object using the second sensing modality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SNAP-ON INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Frederick J. Rogers, David C. Fly, Preston C. Phillips, Matthew J. Lipsey, Joseph Chwan, Jason Newport, Andrew R. Lobo
  • Patent number: 10192088
    Abstract: A video signal monitoring device includes a sensor installed in a display device and configured to detect luminance and/or chromaticity in a predetermined region among regions of a video displayed on the display device, a sensing result converting unit configured to convert the detected luminance and/or chromaticity into video identification information for identifying the video, a time measuring unit configured to acquire a clock time or a period of time at or during which the video was displayed, and a sensing result reading unit configured to output the video identification information and the clock time or the period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Moriki, Yutaka Arai
  • Patent number: 10186103
    Abstract: A paper sheet handling machine (for example, a banknote handling machine 10) includes a lower assembly 16 that includes a plurality of storage units (such as a banknote storage bag 34 or banknote storage cassette 36) for storing the paper sheet sent from a transporting unit 24 of an upper assembly 14 and a controlling unit 50 configured to perform control to sort the paper sheet, to be sent from the transporting unit 24 of the upper assembly 14 to the lower assembly 16, to each of the storage units based on a predetermined classification condition designated in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Nishida, Takeshi Yokawa
  • Patent number: 10187210
    Abstract: A method of decrypting an encrypted message. The method comprises storing a wearer decryption code in a memory of a wearable mobile device having a head-worn augmented display which generates an augmented reality view for a wearer of the wearable mobile device, capturing using the wearable mobile device a video sequence including at least one frame imaging a visible code using an image sensor of the wearable mobile device, processing the video sequence to identify the visible code, decrypting the visible code using the wearer decryption code to create an decrypted content, and presenting the decrypted content on top of at least some of the visible code in the augmented reality view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Roy S. Melzer
  • Patent number: 10185848
    Abstract: For emphasizing equipment based on an equipment tag, a processor receives a given equipment reference code for a given equipment instance. The processor further identifies one or more equipment tags in the image. Each equipment tag corresponds to a unique equipment reference code. The processor identifies a given equipment tag corresponding to the given equipment reference code in the image. In addition, the processor emphasizes the given equipment instance in the image presented on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thong T. Nguyen, Alex L. Nicoll, Calvin C. Steinweg, Paul D. Schmirler
  • Patent number: 10185956
    Abstract: Payment card transactions at a point of sale (POS) are secured in certain embodiments by intercepting, with a POS security layer installed on a POS terminal, payment data from the POS terminal, transmitting the payment data from the POS security layer to a server security application installed on a POS server, and providing false payment data from the POS security layer to a POS terminal application installed on the POS terminal. The false payment data in various embodiments is processed as if it were the payment data, such that the POS terminal transmits an authorization request to the POS server using the false payment data. In addition, the authorization request may be transmitted from the POS server to a payment gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Shift4 Corporation
    Inventors: John David Oder, II, John David Oder, Kevin James Cronic, Steven Mark Sommers, Dennis William Warner
  • Patent number: 10176422
    Abstract: The RFID tag comprises an antenna (11) connected to a wireless communication device (18). The antenna comprises a conductive planar surface and a slot (14) extending at least in a part of said conductive planar surface, the slot (14) forming a non-conductive area of the antenna and defining a first part (12) and a second part (13) of the antenna. The wireless communication device comprises two contact pads (16, 17) being electrically connected respectively each to one of the first and second part of the antenna. The slot comprises a closed end formed by a further conductive part connecting said first and second parts the antenna and further comprises at least one conductive bridge (19-19??, 20, 21-21?) connecting said first and second parts of the antenna, the conductive bridge allowing to tune the resonance frequency of the tag by varying the length of the electrical path between the pads from the wireless communication device in the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventors: Elies Ennabli, Jean-Miguel Robadey, Christian Mirus
  • Patent number: 10176349
    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: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Kacchip, LLC
    Inventor: Michael C. Mountz
  • Patent number: 10169961
    Abstract: Briefly, example methods, apparatuses, and/or articles of manufacture are disclosed that may be implemented, in whole or in part, using one or more computing devices to facilitate and/or support one or more operations and/or techniques for instant bank account crediting via a bill-validating depositing system, such as a smart safe, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Peregrin Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel H. Bosch, Frank Arthur Roos
  • Patent number: 10169693
    Abstract: Programming fixtures are provided that program devices, such as payment cards, with data, such as personal data, using light transmitters and receivers for powered cards, or using magnetic write heads for non-powered cards. A processor within the powered card computes a magnetic stripe message and associated longitudinal redundancy check (LRC) value based upon the personal data. The processor compares the LRC value against a list of LRC exceptions and changes the magnetic stripe message to change the LRC value based upon a positive comparison. A programming fixture may compute the magnetic stripe message and may change the magnetic stripe message before writing the magnetic stripe message to a static magnetic stripe upon a detection that the associated LRC value matches an LRC exception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: DYNAMICS INC.
    Inventor: Gautam Batra
  • Patent number: 10157382
    Abstract: Provided is a secure payment device. The secure payment device includes: a payment terminal on which a pin-pad including a keypad module is mounted and which is capable of communicating with a mobile terminal via a short-range communication; a mobile terminal accommodation unit coupled to one surface of the payment terminal to detachably couple the mobile terminal to the payment terminal; and a mounting unit screw-fastened to one surface of the payment terminal and including at least one fixing protrusion configured to slide into and be fixed at a fixing groove formed on one side surface of the mobile terminal accommodation unit, wherein the payment terminal includes at least one flexible protrusion configured to slide into and be fixed at a fixing groove formed on the other side surface of the mobile terminal accommodation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: WOOSIM SYSTEM INC.
    Inventor: Il Bok Lee
  • Patent number: 10152660
    Abstract: A smart card read/write method is performed at a terminal, including: sensing a touch event of a smart card, and obtaining an application identifier corresponding to the touch event; searching for a third-party application link corresponding to the application identifier, and capturing and displaying a web page corresponding to the third-party application link, the web page comprising a function menu and an instruction script corresponding to options in the function menu being preselected from a preset standard script library; obtaining an option triggered in the function menu on the web page, and sending a smart card control request to a platform application server by executing an instruction script corresponding to the triggered option; and receiving a smart card control instruction returned by the platform application server, and invoking a corresponding interface function according to the smart card control instruction to read/write the smart card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yongjie Li, Qiang Lu
  • Patent number: 10152665
    Abstract: A method for visual transmission and reception of repeatedly changing information comprises repeatedly performing the following set of actions, receiving a first set of information to transmit, the first set of information is an update of a previously received set of information, generating an information carrying first pattern representing the first set of information; displaying the information carrying first pattern in a first color; receiving a second set of information to transmit, the second set of information is an update of the first set of information; generating an information carrying second pattern representing the second set of information; displaying the information carrying second pattern in a second color, the second color differs from the first color; and wherein one of the information carrying patterns is statically displayed when another one of the information carrying patterns is updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: AXIS AB
    Inventors: Björn Ardö, Igor Gurovski