Patents Examined by April A. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10333356
    Abstract: An electronic business card information exchange method and device are provided in the present invention. The electronic business card exchange is achieved by way of by way of receiving by a first terminal in a power-off state an induced electric energy provided by a second terminal, sending by the first terminal the first electronic business card information stored locally to the second terminal under the driving of the induced electric energy, then receiving and storing second electronic business card information written by the second terminal. The technical problem in the prior art that the electronic business card information exchange can not be achieved when one of two terminals is in a power-off state is solved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ORA INC.
    Inventors: Lei Ding, Jiajia Han, Huan Liu, Yongwei Wang, Jianguo Wu, Ye Zhao
  • Patent number: 10325419
    Abstract: A printing apparatus is disclosed that is suitable for controlling a barred access, with a front port for inserting and expelling tickets, sensor means for reading a ticket introduced into the port, an input/output interface and thermal printing means controlled by an electronic processor including a memory that can contain a script including an instruction to activate the printing means in response to an input signal received from the sensor means or via the interface and an instruction to send an output signal via the interface in response to a signal emitted by sensor means. A computerized central system, arranged outside the printing apparatus for controlling the barred access, is associated with the printing apparatus by means of an initial system configurations that is simplified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: CUSTOM S.p.A.
    Inventor: Alberto Campanini
  • Patent number: 10318851
    Abstract: A two-dimensional code generation method includes: performing a multiple system barcode encoding on hidden information to generate multiple system barcode of hidden encoded information; selecting a corresponding two-dimensional code version to encode standard information to generate to-be-determined standard encoded information; selecting a corresponding mask to generate a bit matrix of a two-dimensional code, and extracting the number of black dots in the bit matrix; updating the selected mask and the two-dimensional code version according to the number of black dots and the length of the hidden encoded information to determine a finally selected mask and two-dimensional code version; generating standard encoded information according to the finally selected mask and two-dimensional code version; and generating a two-dimensional code according to the hidden encoded information and the standard encoded information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Xiahong Feng
  • Patent number: 10318818
    Abstract: A system detects a transaction outcome by obtaining video data associated with a transaction area and analyzing the video data to obtain at least one video transaction parameter concerning transactions associated with the transaction area. The transaction area can be a video count of items indicated in the video data as detected by an automated item detection algorithm applied to the video data. The system obtains at least one expected transaction parameter concerning an expected transaction that occurs in the transaction area, such as a scan count of items scanned at a point of sale terminal. The system automatically compares the video transaction parameter(s) to the expected transaction parameter(s) to identify a transaction outcome that may indicate fraudulent activity such as sweethearting in a retail environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Stoplift
    Inventors: Malay Kundu, Vikram Srinivasan, Joshua Migdal, Xiaowei Chen
  • Patent number: 10311273
    Abstract: A thermal tag includes a power source to generate current along a resistive path and a plurality of infrared-emitting features positioned along the resistive path to emit infrared light along an infrared-emitting pattern, wherein the plurality of infrared-emitting features include one or more infrared-emitting stripes on a first surface of the thermal tag defining a pattern region and a plurality of infrared-emitting dots within a portion of the pattern region to provide a thermal-diffusion resistant pattern for activity monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Li-Wen Hung, Jui-Hsin Lai
  • Patent number: 10300725
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a tally stamp device described herein provide a stamp and a counter system. The tally stamp may include an elongate body housing the stamp and counter system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Charles Bishop
  • Patent number: 10299323
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a light emitting diode (LED) flasher bulb that provides a flashing function for LED string lights. The LED flasher bulb is inserted into any one of a plurality of connectors of the LED string lights, and is compatible with an alternating current power source. The LED flasher bulb alternates the LED string lights between an on state in which LEDs of the LED string lights are lit up, and an off state in which the LEDs are not lit up. The LED flasher bulb is able to continuously alternate the LED string lights between the on state and the off state according to a determined pattern independent of the AC signal generated by the AC power source being positive or negative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Dennis Wang
  • Patent number: 10288266
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to an adjustable light fixture and method of installing the same. Various embodiments of the adjustable light fixture comprise a light head comprising a light source, a lens, and a frame; a socket base configured to be secured relative to a socket of a light assembly; and an extender located between the light head and the socket base and configured to move between an extended configuration and a compressed configuration. In various embodiments, the adjustable light fixture is installed by engaging the socket base with a corresponding socket of a light assembly, and adjusting the extender toward the compressed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Feit Electric Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan Barry Feit
  • Patent number: 10289947
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification (RFID)-enabled article includes a housing formed from a first material and having an RF chamber, and an RFID transponder arranged within the chamber, the RFID transponder including an antenna for transmitting and receiving data. The RF chamber is dimensioned to form a pocket around the antenna such that the antenna is separated by inner surfaces of the chamber by a predefined minimum distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel Brent Baxter
  • Patent number: 10275700
    Abstract: An electronic tag device for rail traffic concrete prefabricated parts includes: a steel bracket; wherein the steel bracket is n-shaped and comprises a left foot, a right foot and a beam which are integrated into one body; a rebar clamp made of a metal plate is provided on bottoms of the left foot and the right foot respectively; a tag holder is provided on a top of the beam; a top end of the tag holder has a groove; a metal-resistant electronic tag is place inside the groove; a waterproof end cap is put on the tag holder; an internal shape of the waterproof end cap matches the tag holder; both the waterproof end cap and the tag holder adopt a thermoplastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Beijing Good Fortune Innovative Intelligence Technology Co. Ltd
    Inventor: Yi Zheng
  • Patent number: 10268943
    Abstract: The present specification describes an ultra-high frequency (UHF) radio frequency identification (RFID) device, having a wire inlay bonded with a plastic material; and, an electronic integrated circuit attached thereto. The wire inlay is formed by looping and embedding the wire in a predefined circular design on a substrate. The UHF RFID device operates within frequencies ranging from 840 MHz to 960 MHz. The electronic integrated circuit comprises a transponder chip operating at frequencies ranging from 840 MHz to 960 MHz; and the transponder chip is a Class 1 Generation 2 UHF RFID transponder chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: Puneet Kapoor, Alok Kapoor
  • Patent number: 10267983
    Abstract: A planar illumination apparatus according to an embodiment includes: a light-guiding plate that emits light made incident from a side face; a plurality of light sources that are arranged on the side face side and have respective light-emitting faces that emit light to be made incident on the side face; a substrate having a mounting face on which the light sources are mounted, the mounting face facing a face of the light sources opposite the light-emitting faces; and wiring that is formed on a face of the substrate opposite the mounting face and are connected to the light sources. The wiring includes wiring extending from both ends of the light sources connected in series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: Makoto Furuta, Takahito Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10245875
    Abstract: Techniques are described for generating a seal that is applicable to an object, and scanning the seal to access encoded data to be used for verifying one or more characteristics of the object. The seal may be applied to a tangible document, such as a document printed on paper. The seal may encode data that is particularly associated with the document. For example, the seal may encode a hash of at least a portion of the information (e.g., text) included in the document. In some instances, the seal may encode a digital version and/or metadata of at least a portion of the information in the document. A scan of the seal may retrieve information useable to verify the authorship, provenance, originality, and/or unaltered contents of the documents. In some instances, the seal may encode information that enables the presentation of hidden information and/or metadata associated with the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: United States Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Alexander B. Nagelberg, Michael Justin Cairns
  • Patent number: 10247373
    Abstract: A lighting system can include a luminaire and a bracket for mounting the luminaire to a structure during installation. The bracket can be configured for mounting to the structure independent of the luminaire. Once the bracket is mounted, the luminaire can be hung or suspended from the bracket to facilitate wiring the luminaire. Once the hung luminaire is wired, the installer can readily move the luminaire into a long-term operating position with respect to the bracket and fasten the luminaire to the bracket with a clip or other appropriate fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Ladewig, Steven D. Lowe, Matthew D. LeClair
  • Patent number: 10248905
    Abstract: A system for student check in and check out wherein unique identification badges are used in conjunction with a centralized communication system to maintain a database of each student's intended destinations on a day to day basis, thereby ensuring each student is transported to a correct intended destination and tracked throughout the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Lane Beatty
  • Patent number: 10242308
    Abstract: The present invention provides a radio frequency identification and sensing device comprising an antenna module, a RFID sensing module, and battery module. The antenna module has a first flexible substrate having an antenna circuit formed thereon. The RFID sensing module comprises a second flexible substrate, a RFID chip, a sensor formed on the second flexible substrate and a memory module formed on the second flexible substrate, wherein the sensor is utilized to detecting an environmental status for generating a plurality of sensing data, and the memory module is utilized to store the plurality of sensing data. The RFID chip is utilized to transfer the plurality of data to a reading device. The battery module is utilized to provide electrical power for operating the RFID sensing module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Securitag Assembly Group Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Tian lin Yan, Cheng hung Chang, Way Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10223568
    Abstract: A barcode decoding method includes steps of capturing an image of a barcode; dividing the image into a plurality of blocks and dividing the blocks into a plurality of longitudinal regions; calculating a representative gray level for each of the blocks; dividing at least one of the longitudinal regions into a relative majority region and a relative minority region; defining one of the relative majority region and the relative minority region as a normal region and defining the other of the relative majority region and the relative minority region as an abnormal region; selecting a block from each of the normal regions to set a scanning line; and performing a binarization algorithm for a gray level distribution of the scanning line to decode the barcode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignees: Qisda (Suzhou) Co., Ltd., Qisda Corporation
    Inventor: Chi-Cheng Lin
  • Patent number: 10217577
    Abstract: Described herein are several examples of an apparatus that features receptacles configured to accept interchangeable buttons. Each of the interchangeable buttons has a receptacle interface on a first side, which allows them to electrically connect to and communicate with the aforementioned apparatus, and a unique user-perceivable label on a second side. Electronic elements embedded in each interchangeable button, or alternatively located on its first side, correspond to a unique user-perceivable label. Based on these electronic elements, the apparatus recognizes each button individually, and identifies their user-perceivable label. As a result, the interchangeable buttons may be re-positioned on the apparatus and maintain their intended functionality according to their user-perceivable label. In addition, new interchangeable buttons with different user-perceivable labels and new functionality, according to their labels, can be introduced to the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventors: William Daniel Strauss, Scott Edward De Haas, Gregory Mack Garner, Jeffrey John Peters, Anthony Wood
  • Patent number: 10208945
    Abstract: An LED light includes a housing, a first luminous portion surrounded around the housing, a second luminous portion positioned below the first luminous portion, a heat sink positioned between the first and second luminous portions, a power supply received in the housing and a holder. The holder, the power supply, the first luminous portion and the second luminous portion are electrically connected to form a circuit branch. When the first luminous portion gives out light towards a first direction, the second luminous portion gives out light towards a second direction which is opposite to the first direction. The first and second luminous portions are respectively mounted on the corresponding upper and bottom sides of the heat sink to ensure the LED light simultaneously give out lights towards up and down, meanwhile, the heat sink is positioned between the first and second luminous portions to improve heat dissipation effects and the lifespan of the LED light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Qing Lan
  • Patent number: 10208937
    Abstract: The invention relates to a light emission system that includes a light source support having a first cooperation member, a printed circuit board fixed to the light source support and a connection system, a connection cable including a connection plug. The connection plug has a second cooperation member. The connection system, the support and the plug are arranged in such a way that when the connection system and the plug are connected to one another, the first and the second cooperation members cooperate together to form a fixed mechanical link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: David Dorn, Christophe Cherreau, Pierre Renaud, Silas Bakary, Laurent Garrouste