Patents Examined by Allyson N Trail
  • Patent number: 11328143
    Abstract: An automated system can be used for tracking facade elements such as panels, glazing, or related structures, such as to help facilitate processing (e.g., fabrication) of such elements. Such a system can also facilitate management of other aspects of a life-cycle of a facade element, such as including one or more of design management or field monitoring. Such a system can include generating a unique identifier that is specific to a particular article, such as a panel or frame member, for example. Such a unique identifier can be used to track the article through the fabrication process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: M.G. McGrath Integrated Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Michael P. McGrath
  • Patent number: 11322828
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a relay includes a molded resin element step configured to produce a molded resin element with an IC chip is embedded therein by injecting a resin around the IC chip; an assembly step configured to apply the molded resin element to a base material as an exterior jacket component of the relay, the base material serving as the main body of the relay; and an antenna wiring forming step configured to print an antenna wiring on a surface of the molded resin element, the antenna wiring configured to allow the IC chip to perform wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Wakahiro Kawai
  • Patent number: 11319667
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a rope health monitoring system and a rope for such rope health monitoring system whereby the rope comprises objects which are remotely detectable, readable and programmable identification (ID) tags and whereby the rope monitoring system comprises said rope, at least one ID tag reader device mounted along said predetermined path of the rope, to detect at least the identity and optionally the historic health status and/or at least one physical rope parameters of the individual rope section provided with and identified by the at least one ID tag, at least one ID tag writing device, to write a new health status of the individual rope section to the at least one ID tag, at least one means to measure at least one rope operation parameter, a computing unit provided with data, whereby the computing unit is equipped with an algorithm capable to compute the relative longitudinal positioning of individual sections of the rope and the additional damage or damages suffered by individual sec
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B. V.
    Inventor: Rigobert Bosman
  • Patent number: 11307211
    Abstract: Provided are a PCR tube that can reliably perform management of a sample, and an RFID sample management system and an RFID sample management method using the PCR tube. The PCR tube 40 includes a tube body 42 that has an opening at one end and has a collar part 46 around the opening, and a lid part 44 that is attachably and detachably mounted on the tube body 42 and seals the opening of the tube body 42 at the time of the mounting. An RFID tag 48 having a passive antenna built therein is provided at the collar part 46 or the lid part 44, and the antenna has directivity in a direction opposite to a bottom face 42a of the tube body 42.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuhisa Kaneko
  • Patent number: 11302136
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for secure payment and providing multimedia at fuel dispensers are provided. In general, a fuel dispenser can include a terminal configured to receive secure information and to show multimedia. The terminal can be configured to switch between a first mode and a second mode. The terminal can include a touchscreen. In the first mode, the touchscreen can have a shield enabled thereon that is configured to reduce a field of view of the touchscreen such that the touchscreen is only visible from specific angle(s). In the second mode, the shield can be disabled such that the touchscreen does not have a reduced field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Wayne Fueling Systems LLC
    Inventors: Henry Fieglein, Steve Belt
  • Patent number: 11301744
    Abstract: A transaction card comprising a metal layer. A first cut out region in a first surface of said metal layer has a depth less than the thickness of the metal layer, and a first portion of an integrated circuit (IC) module is secured therein. A second cut out region extends from the first cut out region to the second surface of said metal layer and defines a non-RF-impeding volume having a perimeter greater than the perimeter of the first cut out region. One or more additional layers are stacked on the second surface of the metal layer, and a channel extends between one of the stacked layers and the IC module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Composecure, LLC
    Inventors: John Herslow, Adam Lowe, Luis Dasilva, Brian Nester
  • Patent number: 11301745
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification (RFID) enabled mirror includes a mirror comprising a reflective layer. The reflective layer comprises at least one layer of a metallic material. At least one portion of the reflective layer is removed to form a booster antenna from a remaining portion of the reflective layer. A dielectric coating is applied to the mirror where the reflective layer was removed. The RFID-enabled mirror further includes an RFID chip coupled to the booster antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: NEOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Sheshi Nyalamadugu, Joe Mullis
  • Patent number: 11301735
    Abstract: An inlay for a transaction card includes a weighted member and a surround positioned around a perimeter of the weighted member. A first film is positioned on a first surface of the weighted member and a first surface of the surround and a second film is positioned on a second surface of the weighted member and a second surface of the surround.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: CPI CARD GROUP—COLORADO, INC.
    Inventor: Barry Mosteller
  • Patent number: 11302119
    Abstract: Provided is a toll collection facility including a wireless communication device provided to a lane, and a charge processing device configured to execute read processing and write processing, for charge processing data, on a communication target device installed in a vehicle traveling on the lane, via the wireless communication device, based on a predetermined processing procedure. The charge processing device includes a scenario information generation unit configured to generate and send scenario information indicating at least a part of the processing procedure. The wireless communication device includes a recording processing unit configured to record the scenario information in an internal recording medium, and a scenario processing unit configured to execute read processing and write processing, for the charge processing data, on the communication target device, based on the scenario information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES MACHINERY SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Higuchi, Kazuyoshi Kitajima, Keiji Terasaka
  • Patent number: 11292282
    Abstract: A physical payment card includes hidden features (e.g., textual messages, graphics, emphasis features associated with conspicuous features of the payment card, or the like) undiscernible under only visible light, but discernable under ultraviolet light. A digital version of the physical card can be established on a user device. During setup, the user device can receive data regarding the hidden features that are associated with the physical card. Under a normal state, the user device can display the digital card without displaying the hidden features. However, upon activation (e.g., when the digital card is used, when the physical card is used, when the physical card is in sufficient proximity, or the like), the user device can display the hidden features on the digital card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Nu Pagamentos S.A.
    Inventors: Amanda Harrington Legge, Maria Eduarda Di Pietro Augusto Costa, Ariane Maria Morganti, Thais Teixeira Burin, Cristina Helena Zingaretti Junqueira, Lucas Visvikis Pettinati
  • Patent number: 11295102
    Abstract: A refuse vehicle system includes a refuse vehicle, a tag, and a user device. The refuse vehicle includes a chassis and a body. The chassis includes a first subcomponent. The body includes a second subcomponent, supported by the chassis, and defines a receptacle. The tag is attached to at least one of the first subcomponent and the second subcomponent. The tag includes an identifier that encodes tag data. The user device includes a sensor configured to interface with the identifier and a user interface including a display. The tag data corresponds to at least one of the first subcomponent and the second subcomponent to which the tag is attached such that, in response to the sensor interfacing with the identifier, the user device is provided with material that is specific to the at least one of the first subcomponent and the second subcomponent to which the tag is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Oshkosh Corporation
    Inventors: Jerrod Kappers, Jeff Koga
  • Patent number: 11288931
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein for facilitating financial services through point of sale (POS) systems. A system for facilitating financial services comprises a retail central computer system and a POS system. The POS system is configured to receive an input to switch from a retail mode to a financial services mode, receive, from the card reader, debit card information from a debit card associated with an account of a customer, transmit the debit card information and the cash amount to the retail central computer system, and remove the debit card information from a memory of the POS system. The retail central computer system is configured to encrypt the debit card information received from the POS system, generate a load cash request message, and remove the debit card information from the memory device after encrypting the debit card information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew B. Louderback, Mark D. Stephens, Peter H. Blair
  • Patent number: 11288471
    Abstract: A method of marking an article for authentication, the comprising the steps of applying an identification mark to an article, said mark comprising an array of varying sized markings, where the combination of the shape, the spatial distribution and the varying sizes of the markings imparts a distinctiveness to the identification mark recording the identification mark in a database and associating information relating to the article with the identification mark in the database, wherein comparison of the identification mark on the article and the database enables the identification mark to be associated with the information relating to the article on the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Chameleon Innovations Australia (CIA) Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Thomas Fontaine
  • Patent number: 11283484
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to dynamically and temporarily adjusting power to an NFC reader of a computing device from a first power level to a second power level based on a feedback mechanism between a contactless card and the computing device. The contactless card may provide a message containing a checksum. The computing device may receive the message and calculate a checksum based on the received message. By comparing these two checksums, it may be determined whether the entire message has been correctly received. If not, the power to the NFC reader may be temporarily increased to allow better communication between the contactless card and the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Rule, Rajko Ilincic
  • Patent number: 11281750
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to conduct transactions using a Multi-mode Card. A Multi-mode Card may include various components of a Smart Card and be configured to interface directly with a personal electronic device (e.g., a smart phone, a tablet computer, a personal computer, and/or other personal electronic devices) to confirm presence of the Multi-mode Card in an unattended digital transaction, such as for e-commerce and Internet purchases. A transaction system may include a logic device and an interface embedded in or on the Card, a client device such as a personal electronic device, and a server configured to provide a sales interface to a user through the client device. The logic device in the Card may be configured to authorize, encrypt, and/or otherwise facilitate a transaction involving a sale and/or other type of communication between the client device and the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventor: Bruce Ross
  • Patent number: 11281959
    Abstract: According to the invention there is provided a method of connecting a crockery item to a contactless readable electronic information carrier comprising the steps: providing the crockery item, the crockery item comprising a material selected from a group consisting of glass, ceramic and plastic or a combination thereof, applying a carrier layer to a surface of the crockery item, applying the information carrier to a surface of the carrier layer, that is remote from the surface of the crockery item, wherein a base surface of the information carrier is smaller than a surface of the carrier layer, and applying a cover layer of printing ink in such a way that the cover layer at least portion-wise covers a surface of the information carrier, that is remote from the carrier layer, and the surface of the carrier layer, wherein the carrier layer includes a plastically deformable material, wherein application of the information carrier to the carrier layer includes impressing the information carrier into the carrier la
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Rastal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Nieraad, Carsten Kehrein
  • Patent number: 11276278
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for using transparent surfaces at an automated teller machine. In one implementation, a method of visualizing a deposit at an automated teller machine includes receiving a command to deposit at least one depository element; determining an amount associated with the command; displaying, on a transparent surface of the automated teller machine configured to allow a user of the automated teller machine to view the at least one depository element, a visual representation of the determined amount; and receiving, concurrent with or after displaying, a verification of the amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Smith, David Wurmfeld, Steve Faletti, Celina Liao, Janak Dadhaniya, Lisa Whitsitt
  • Patent number: 11267172
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a transaction card includes forming an opening in a card body of the transaction card; inserting an electronic component into the opening; and molding a molding material about the electronic component. A transaction card includes a molded electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: CompoSecure, LLC
    Inventor: Adam Lowe
  • Patent number: 11263609
    Abstract: A method for automatically providing items based on an item preference may include receiving payment credential data associated with a payment credential and preference data associated with an item preference of a user, determining whether one or more items associated with the item preference of the user is available, and processing, with at least one processor, a payment transaction involving the one or more items associated with the item preference of the user based on determining that the item is available. A system and a computer program product are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventor: Sanjay Pathiyal
  • Patent number: 11263411
    Abstract: An example method may include transmitting a noise signal through a reader connection of a magnetic reader element. The control component and the magnetic reader element may be associated with a card reader device of a transaction device, and the magnetic reader element may be configured to read a magnetic strip of a transaction card. The method may include receiving, from the magnetic reader element, a reader connection signal from the reader connection. The reader connection signal may include the noise signal. The method may include extracting, from the reader connection signal, a card information signal associated with the transaction card from the magnetic strip. The card information signal may be extracted based on the noise signal. The method may include performing an action associated with the card information signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Post, Nathaniel McKinnon