Patents Examined by Ahshik Kim
  • Patent number: 10055053
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and method for assisting disabled users can include: a display configured to receive an input from the disabled user; a set of tactile cues proximal the display; and a processing system configured to: store an assistance map, and map the touch input to a digital input based on the assistance map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Poynt Co.
    Inventors: Erik Klein, Rishi Taparia, Dorothy Feng, Ji Hyun Park, Saima Kadri, Sathya Iyer, Praveen Alavilli, Ray Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10057265
    Abstract: Computerized apparatus useful within vehicles for causing provision of location-based services to users via a portable wireless computerized device. In one embodiment, the vehicle comprises a global positioning system (GPS) based receiver capable of providing location data to the computerized apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: West View Research, LLC
    Inventors: Mark J. Gazdzinski, Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Patent number: 10049532
    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: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Steve Faletti, David Kelly Wurmfeld, Lisa Whitsitt, Janak Dadhaniya, Robert Smith
  • Patent number: 10041656
    Abstract: A hue-modifying wrap for a light bulb comprising at least one lamp and at least one hue-modifying light bulb wrap, the hue-modifying light bulb wrap comprising at least one hue-modifying portion for modifying the hue emitted from the lamp, the hue-modifying light bulb wrap able to be transformed between a first, expanded configuration and second, contracted configuration about at least a portion of light bulb, altering the hue of light emitted therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Xmark Holding LLC
    Inventor: Daniel L. McCoy
  • Patent number: 10041638
    Abstract: A system can comprise tabs and notches or a twist-and-lock mount for detachably mounting components adjacent a light emitting diode that is utilized for illumination, for example in a luminaire. Representative mounted components can include protective covers and optics for managing light emitted by the light emitting diode. The tabs and notches can be located rear of an aperture in a recessed lighting fixture or in a cover of a luminaire, for example. That cover, or another cover that may not utilize a releasable mount, can extend circumferentially about a periphery of a light emitting diode to cover and protect wiring for the light emitting diode and to hide the wiring from view by people occupying an illuminated space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Charles Vasquez, Jason Quentin Paulsel, Steven Walter Pyshos, Jyoti Kathawate
  • Patent number: 10043154
    Abstract: Embodiments include a system configured to process location information for objects in a site comprising an imaging device configured to take a picture of an object, the picture containing a unique identifier of the object; a global positioning system (GPS) component associated with the imaging device and configured to tag the image of the object with GPS location information of the object to generate a tagged image; a communications interface configured to transmit the tagged image to a server computer remote from the imaging device over an Internet Protocol (IP) network; and a processor of the server configured to perform Optical Character Recognition (OCR) on the picture and to create an indicator code corresponding to the identifier of the object, wherein the processor is further configured to create a processed result containing the indicator code and the location to locate the object within the site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: HKI Systems and Service LLC
    Inventor: Henry S King
  • Patent number: 10035617
    Abstract: A method for detecting sealing stickers on a packaging box includes placing a first packaging box onto a conveyor belt of a conveyor belt system at an inspection zone, the first packaging box having a first sealing sticker thereon that at least partially seals the first packaging box closed; and activating a first optical sensor to detect whether the first sealing sticker is located on a first side of the first packaging box while the packaging box is in the inspection zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin Shipp
  • Patent number: 10037489
    Abstract: An apparatus for automatic radio-frequency identification (RFID). In an embodiment, the apparatus comprises a flexible strap comprising a plurality of holes and a buckle configured to buckle to any one of the plurality of holes, such that, when the buckle is buckled to one of the plurality of holes, the strap forms a closed loop. The apparatus further comprises one or more tag enclosures. Each tag enclosure comprises one or more buckles and a RFID tag configured to communicate identifying data to a reader device. The one or more buckles of each tag enclosure are each configured to buckle to any one of the plurality of holes on the strap such that the tag enclosure may be attached to the strap at any one of a plurality of positions on the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Quake Global Inc.
    Inventors: Chetan Shantilal Karani, Alexander Lee O'Bruba
  • Patent number: 10032101
    Abstract: A smart multi-card may include: a frame; a wireless communication unit configured to transmit or receive data to or from a card terminal or a communication device through wireless communication; an information storage unit configured to store card information relating to a plurality of cards; a user input unit configured to receive a user input from a user to select card information corresponding to one of the plurality of cards; a display unit configured to visually display the selected card information; and a processor configured to extract the card information selected by the user from the information storage unit, process the card information, deliver the processed card information to the display unit, and process the data transmitted or received through the wireless communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Brilliantts Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Hun Bae, Jae Ho Bae
  • Patent number: 10032106
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a temperature-controlled oscillator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Robert Entner
  • Patent number: 10025965
    Abstract: A method, device, and inspection line for optically reading portions in relief on a side wall of a container, includes using a light source to light a portion of interest with a peripheral incident light beam comprising non-parallel radial light rays and using specular reflection of the beam on the portion of interest and on the portions in relief through an optical element to form a plane image in the field of view of a two-dimensional photoelectric sensor. The image received by the sensor is processed in order to detect the portions in relief to cause the light source that provides the peripheral incident light beam to move relative to the optical element in translation along the direction of a theoretical central axis to modify the contrast of the image received by the sensor between zones of the image that correspond to the portions in relief and adjacent zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: TIAMA
    Inventor: Lubin Fayolle
  • Patent number: 10019607
    Abstract: A card reader includes a card reader housing with a card insertion opening, a contact unit, which is arranged in the card reader housing, and a hood which covers the contact unit, apart from the card insertion opening. The hood is back-molded on the inner side with an at least two-layered conductor track foil. The first layer, which faces the hood, has an extensive drill-protection conductor track structure with at least one continuous drill-protection conductor track. The second layer, which faces away from the hood, has a lift-off protection conductor track structure with at least one lift-off-protection conductor track. The at least one drill-protection conductor track is routed onto the second layer by means of through connections of the conductor track foil and ends in electrical connection contacts of the second layer. The at least one lift-off-protection conductor track ends in electrical connection contacts of the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: DDM HOPT + SCHULER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Karl-Rudolf Hopt
  • Patent number: 10015886
    Abstract: A method for producing a portable data carrier includes a spatial structure printed on a first foil. Electroconductive lines are applied first, and components are subsequently inserted in the structure, wherein the structure corresponds to the dimensions or the shape and size of the inserted components. The components are electroconductively connected to the lines therein. A cover is printed over the components. A second foil can be applied to the cover, wherein a design print can be applied to both foils. A gap can be incorporated in the structure and the foils, in order to insert a chip module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas Tarantino
  • Patent number: 10013649
    Abstract: A card body for a data carrier comprises at least a first and a second foil. The first foil comprises a first light-conducting areal region of a light-conducting material and a first opaque areal region of an opaque material adjoining the first light-conducting areal region. The second foil comprises a second light-conducting areal region of a light-conducting material adjacent to a second opaque areal region. The first and second foils are arranged lying one above the other areally. The first and second foils are aligned such that the first and second light-conducting areal regions form an overlap region. The card body comprises a first cover foil configured to be opaque and arranged above the first foil. The transition from the first and second light-conducting areal regions to the first and second opaque areal regions has light-scattering particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Stefan Kluge
  • Patent number: 10007874
    Abstract: An attachment for a clamping bolt has a base body and an opening which passes through the base body. Around the through-going opening runs a contact face which is positioned orthogonally on the longitudinal axis of the through-going opening and which is configured to make contact with the clamping bolt. A receptacle region runs around the through-going opening in the basic body, between the through-going opening and the contact face. An RFID transponder is arranged in the receptacle region. The clamping bolt has a circular-cylinder-shaped clamping region. A first boundary region and a second boundary region bound the clamping region along the longitudinal axis of the clamping bolt Each boundary region has a larger external diameter than the clamping region. The attachment is arranged on the first boundary region. A through-going opening runs along the longitudinal axis of the clamping bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignees: Balluff GmbH, Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Robert Beutler, Alexander Uhle
  • Patent number: 10002481
    Abstract: A voting system is provided that results in more efficient voting and more time for voter's to consider and make voting selections. Voter's use an interactive device to obtain a ballot and to make vote selections on the ballot. A machine readable vote selection code is generated and output to a paper or a display device. The machine readable vote selection code is read at a polling location to fill in a ballot on a voting machine, and output a human readable ballot. The voter verified the votes match the voter's intent, and the voted ballot/receipt is accepted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventors: John L. Seibel, Nicholas Koumoutseas
  • Patent number: 10002477
    Abstract: Electronic delivery of counterfeit-resistant documents exchangeable for value such as admission tickets, gift certificates, coupons, vouchers, etc. directly to the person who ordered the documents over an open communications network such as the Internet. A first party orders a document from a second party, and the second party electronically delivers the ordered, counterfeit-resistant document to a device designated by the first party. For example, the document may be electronically ordered using a PC, and a printer coupled to the PC may print the document. Alternatively, the electronic information may be provided to a fax, or the document ordered by telephone and electronically delivered to a PC or fax. The document may be made counterfeit resistant by assigning unique information to each document of a given type, e.g., admission tickets, and checking the uniqueness of a document prior to allowing it to be exchanged for value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventors: Leonard Frank, Leonard Storch
  • Patent number: 9990811
    Abstract: A point-of-sale (POS) terminal includes a main body, a door attached to the main body, an electric lock attached to one of the main body and the door and including a first movable part configured to move between a lock position and an unlock position using electric power, and a manual lock attached to the other one of the main body and the door and including a second movable part that is manually movable between a lock position and an unlock position. When the door is in a closed state and the first and second movable parts are both at the lock position, the first and second movable parts restrict movement of the door. When the door is in the closed state and at least one of the first and second movable parts is at the unlock position, the door is movable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Osamu Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9984216
    Abstract: A method and system for user authentication on a touch-screen device using an authentication token. A housing of the authentication token includes several electrodes. At least one of the electrodes is located on the upper side of the token in order for the user to hold the token. The token is applied onto a touch-screen of the user mobile device by the user holding the electrode. Other electrodes are located on the other (lower) side of the token housing. These electrodes come in contact with the touch-screen during the authentication procedure. The token contains executive units connected to the electrode held by the user and to at least one of the electrodes applied to the touch-screen. Since the electric connection between the token electrodes exists, the touch-screen sensors register a touch at the point of application of the electrode(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Andrey A. Provkin
  • Patent number: 9977940
    Abstract: A scanner is integrated into a Point-Of-Sale (POS) terminal; the scanner provides scanning information during POS transactions over a POS connection and provides a server interface for connecting and communicating with an external and remote connected device independent of the POS connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: John Crooks, J. Stephen McDaniel