Patents Examined by Ahshik Kim
  • Patent number: 10127247
    Abstract: A user may capture an image of a document using a mobile device. The mobile device may crop and clean the image. The mobile device may perform optical character recognition on the image and output a character string. The mobile device may match portions of the character string with stored records and determine a likelihood that the stored record corresponds to the image. The mobile device may display potential matches for the image, and the user may select the record which matches the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL RELATED SERVICES COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Deepak Arora, Donald R. Bloyer, Peter Gosling, Daniel Gruici, Anish Jacob, Kyle Knez, Christine Elizabeth Martin, Allison Mary Romano, Kedar P. Vaidya
  • Patent number: 10121128
    Abstract: Arrangements relate to processing financial transactions on an automated teller machine (ATM). An ATM identifier can be presented on a display of the ATM. An ATM identifier confirmation can be received from a mobile computing device. Responsive to determining that the ATM identifier confirmation matches the identifier presented on the display of the ATM, a customer authentication or a transaction request can be received from the mobile computing device. Responsive to verifying the customer authentication or the transaction request, the transaction request can be processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Biao Hao, Denzil S. Menezes, Wade A. Miller, Raymond L. Yee
  • Patent number: 10120950
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing access to a collection of related binary files via a collection of machine-recognizable codes provided on a device or consumer item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Smart PJ's, LLC
    Inventor: Juan Murdoch
  • Patent number: 10108827
    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: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: David Kelly Wurmfeld, Adam Koeppel, Tyler Locke
  • Patent number: 10104870
    Abstract: A method of identifying and assisting an animal comprises: transmitting a unique identification and serial number from an identification tag coupled to the animal to a first portable electronic device; inputting owner information from the first portable electronic device; receiving the unique identification and serial number from an identification tag by a second electronic device; and receiving the owner information on the second portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel J. Lasher, Daniel W. Lasher
  • Patent number: 10099381
    Abstract: Described are techniques for storing and retrieving items using a robotic device for moving items. Any combinations of image data depicting a manipulator interacting with an item, sensor data from sensors instrumenting the manipulator or item, item data regarding characteristics of the item, and constraint data relating to characteristics of the robotic device may be used to generate one or more configurations for the robotic device. The configurations may include points of contact and force vectors for contacting the item using the robotic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Pradeep Krishna Yarlagadda, Cédric Philippe Charles Jean Ghislain Archambeau, James Christopher Curlander, Michael Donoser, Ralf Herbrich, Barry James O'Brien, Marshall Friend Tappen
  • Patent number: 10097949
    Abstract: Customers would like to minimize the time waiting in lines; however, it is often difficult to understand which lane to choose. The present invention embraces a device, system, and method to help customers understand which lanes are open and operating most efficiently. The invention utilizes Bluetooth-low-energy (BLE) transmitters located at each lane to transmit updated information related to (i) the lane's status (e.g., open or in-use) and (ii) the lane's quality (e.g., throughput efficiency). Portable electronic devices used by customers may receive the BLE signals and understand (e.g., using augmented reality) which lane would be most likely to provide a quick process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Erik Todeschini
  • Patent number: 10096012
    Abstract: A payment terminal, including: a display, an input device configured to generate input signals indicative of a user input, a payment instrument reader configured to receive payment instrument data from a financial payment instrument, a secure processor connected to the payment instrument reader, a main processor connected to the display, the main processor separate and distinct from the secure processor, a secure input processor connected to the input device and the secure processor, wherein the secure processor is operable between an unsecured mode, wherein the secure processor sends input coordinates based on the input signals received from the secure input processor to the main processor; and a secured mode, wherein the secure input processor ceases input coordinate forwarding to the main processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Poynt Co.
    Inventors: Osama Bedier, Ray Tanaka, Robert Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10089569
    Abstract: A dynamic transaction card that is manufactured using conductive plastic jumpers that will dissolve when in contact with a solvent used to tamper with the dynamic transaction card. Internal components of a dynamic transaction card may be manufactured using a synthetic or semi-synthetic organic material, such as, for example, plastics. These materials may be conductive to provide functionality to a dynamic transaction card, such as a connection between an integrated circuit and other card components such that when the materials dissolve, the connections are broken and the dynamic transaction card may be inactive due to the loss of various connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: David Wurmfeld, James Zarakas, Theodore Markson, Saleem Sangi, Tyler Locke, Kevin Kelly
  • Patent number: 10083766
    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 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    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: 10077891
    Abstract: A system for connecting luminaires is provided. The system includes: a first luminaire having an end face having a first slot; a second luminaire having an end face having a second slot; a first elongated joining member having first prongs. The first slot and second slot are in laterally aligned and joined relationship define a first joining member slot having a first wedged end, and the first wedged end is shaped to provide an interference fit with the first prongs wherein advancing the first prongs against the first wedged end forces the first slot and the second slot toward each other to tighten connection between the first luminaire and the second luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Fluxwerx Illumination Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Fortin
  • Patent number: 10079909
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and system for proxy voting are disclosed. The method includes accessing a proxy admin system for casting a plurality of votes, clicking on a delegate button in the proxy admin system for selecting at least one fund, searching for a plurality of vote meetings of the fund manager on a vote card list screen, clicking on a quick vote for selecting a plurality of appropriate policies; a plurality of meetings and a plurality of comments and clicking on a vote button for successful voting in the proxy admin system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Invesco Holding Company (US), Inc.
    Inventors: Vikas Kulshrestha, Bonnie Saynay, Kartik Seksaria
  • Patent number: 10073996
    Abstract: Device with RFID radio frequency identification window that couples to the mouth of a shopping cart, or another container, that includes a frame with a window horizontally crossed by a plurality of light rays coming from a light curtain, an infrared sensor configured to detect an object that approaches the window, an RFID reader configured to detect and identify codes contained in RFID labels incorporated in the objects that enter or exit the basket of the cart through the window, UHF antennas, the radiation beams of which cover the space of the window, configured to be activated once the infrared sensor detects the object that approaches; and a processor configured to store the objects that stay inside the cart in an electronic shopping list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignees: Javier Ferrer Alós Modelos Informáticos, S.L., Portichuelo Fotovoltaica, S.L.
    Inventor: Javier Ferrer Alós
  • Patent number: 10074060
    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: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: API Healthcare Corporation
    Inventors: Jill Bares, Christopher Daute, Jonathan Tallon, Gregory Bodden, Emanuel Gagliardi
  • Patent number: 10074016
    Abstract: A verification method of a fraudulent activity taking place at a self-checkout terminal is disclosed. The method verifies the fraudulent activity by confirming an incident of the fraudulent activity with multiple data generated by monitoring the transaction area and the bagging area of the self-checkout terminal. A human validation is optionally performed to verify machine-identified incidents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventors: Joshua Migdal, Matthew Farrow, Malay Kundu
  • Patent number: 10068111
    Abstract: A method for marking a manufactured item is provided, the manufactured item comprising a container and a removable closure for the container, the method comprising: generating a first code for the container, generating a second code for the closure, marking the container with the first code, and marking the closure with the second code, wherein the first code and the second code are interrelated such that at least a portion of one of the first code and the second code can be derived from the other of the first code and the second code. In an authentication process one of the first or second codes or a portion of the first or second code, in encrypted or unencrypted form, may be compared with a value derived from reading the other of the first or second code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: INEXTO SA
    Inventors: Erwan Pierre Marie Fradet, Patrick Chanez, Philippe Chatelain
  • Patent number: 10062040
    Abstract: An automated kiosk and related apparatus provide check-in and boarding services to energy sector passengers, such as helicopter passengers. Preferably, the kiosk and related apparatus can take and store a picture of the passenger, calculate and/or measure the weight of the passenger and the passenger's luggage, print luggage tags and boarding printouts, check third parties' databases (such as a no-fly list (NFL)) for approval for the passenger's flight and can transmit data to another location (server, third party employer, pilot).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: PHI HELIPASS, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Brandon Jay Gilbert, Steven Wyatt Pharis, James Quinn, David Alan Treadway
  • Patent number: 10062068
    Abstract: In an embodiment, the present invention is a method of compiling a register for processing a transaction. The method includes: providing a scanner having a housing with a first and second side that are opposite each other; providing a data capture device that is configured to capture data contained in a target being swiped past the housing; providing a controller operably connected to the data capture device, and operable to maintain the register and identify a direction of the target being swiped; adding an item associated with the target to the register by swiping the target past the housing and the data capture device in a first direction from the first side to the second side; and removing the item from the register by swiping the target past the housing and the data capture device in a second direction from the second side to the first side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Sherry George
  • Patent number: 10062243
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes input unit that inputs commodity information indicating a commodity to be registered, setting unit that sets the number of pieces of the commodity, measurement unit that measures weight of the number of pieces of the commodity, first determination unit that determines whether or not a difference between the measured weight and a multiplication value obtained by multiplying a representative value of weight which is set in advance for the commodity by the number is within a range of a preset predicted width, registration unit that registers the commodity indicated by the commodity information in association with the number, second determination unit that determines a threshold range to which the difference corresponds, based on a preset threshold range of a plurality of stages, and notification unit that makes a different notification for each of the threshold ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Junko Iizuka
  • Patent number: 10055618
    Abstract: An RFID apparatus is disclosed generally comprising an RFID reader antenna attached to a microprocessor, the RFID reader antenna adapted to receive a first digital signal from a first RFID sensor and a second digital signal from a second RFID sensor. The RFID apparatus further possesses a converter that converts the first digital signal to a first analog output, such as electrical current, and the second digital signal to a second analog output. The apparatus can further possess a first electrical wire adapted carry the first analog output to a control system when the first electrical wire is connected to the control system. Also the apparatus can possess a second electrical wire adapted to carry the second analog output to the control system when the second electrical wire is connected to the control system. The control system is external to RFID apparatus and independent of the RFID apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Phase IV, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott David Dalgleish, David Scott Kramer, Eric Scott Harden