Patents Examined by April Taylor
  • Patent number: 10204251
    Abstract: A network based system and method for managing inventory is disclosed. A smartphone device is connected to a portable barcode scanner using a communication connection. A scanner adapter application on the smartphone device receives output date comprising order data, and parses the order data, passing it to an upload application. The smartphone device further comprises an order management application to take order data from the scanner adapter application and smartphone user data entry to access a backend server system to retrieve and collect detailed order data in support of order submission. The detailed order data contains data elements necessary for completion and submission of orders. An API configured to receive the at least part of the order data from the upload application processes the order information into an electronic order, and sends the electronic order to a vendor server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: MSC Services Corp.
    Inventors: William Patrick Fenty, III, Charles Bonomo, Joseph Patrick Lo Faso, Alan P. Yang
  • Patent number: 10201939
    Abstract: A system and method for determining authenticity and authorized possessorship of an item that includes operations of determining a watermark comprised of one or more variations of a set of characteristics integrated into composition of the item, requesting confirmation of authenticity from an authenticity verification service that the determined watermark corresponds to an authentic, registered item, and, in response to the request for confirmation of authenticity, receiving an indication of authenticity of the item and an indication of possessor ship based at least in part on the determined watermark. Further including a system and method for obtaining a blueprint for producing the item, determining the watermark for the item, producing the item with the watermark according to the blueprint, and registering the watermark and at least one authorized possessor of the item with the authenticity verification service of a computing resource service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Scott Pare, Daniel Jason Dickinson, David Echevarria Ignacio
  • Patent number: 10197247
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a planar OLED lamp module, containing a planar OLED lamp and a lamp module. The lamp module possesses both openable lid and elastic metal units. So, the planar OLED lamp can be removed or dismantled during production assembly and maintenance more easily and quickly, therefore the cost can be significantly down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: Ching-Yan Chao, Feng-Wen Yen
  • Patent number: 10192159
    Abstract: Approaches herein provide protection for an identification chip of a contactless device using a transmission blocking element. In some approaches, a contactless card may include a body having first and second main sides. An identification chip may be coupled to the first main side, and the transmission blocking element may be slidably coupled to the body. The identification chip is covered by the transmission blocking element in a first position, and uncovered by the transmission blocking element when the transmission blocking element is in a second position. The transmission blocking element may include a first section extending along the first main side of the body, and a second section extending parallel to the first section. The transmission blocking element may further include a tab coupling together the first and second sections, wherein the tab is positioned within an internal slot embedded within the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Abdelkader M'Hamed Benkreira, Michael Mossoba, Joshua Edwards
  • Patent number: 10185962
    Abstract: A system for transporting merchandise returned by a customer from a customer service area or a retail store to a back storage area of a retail store comprises a customer facing device for use by a retail store customer to enter return merchandise data; a scanning device for identifying the returned merchandise; and at least one conveyor belt at the retail store for transporting the returned merchandise from the customer service area to the back storage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Yurgis Mauro Bacallao, Douglas E. Humphrys, Tina Kurtz, Leslie Irvin
  • Patent number: 10185906
    Abstract: An indicia reading device for decoding decodable indicia includes an illumination subsystem, an aimer subsystem, an imaging subsystem, a memory, and a processor. The illumination subsystem is operative for projecting an illumination pattern. The aimer subsystem is operative for projecting an aiming pattern. The imaging subsystem includes a stereoscopic imager. The memory is in communication with the stereoscopic imager and is capable of storing frames of image data representing light incident on the stereoscopic imager. The processor is in communication with the memory and is operative to decode a decodable indicia represented in at least one of the frames of image data. The stereoscopic imager is configured to capture multiple images at a baseline distance apart to create three-dimensional images with depth information of the decodable indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Serge Thuries, H. Sprague Ackley
  • Patent number: 10176353
    Abstract: A system for forensic encryption may be described. This system may include: a 2D barcode pattern comprising a plurality of standard 2D barcode elements printed in a region on a printable surface, and which is affixed to a unique product; and at least one glyph printed within the area of the 2D barcode pattern; wherein the at least one glyph is generated from information identifying the unique product; and wherein the 2D standard barcode elements may be decoded by a first 2D barcode scanner to yield product information, and wherein a second scan is done by a user, to verify if the label in hand corresponds to the glyph shown on screen. In another embodiment, the 2D barcode pattern including the at least one glyph may be decoded by a second 2D barcode scanner to yield different product information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: AVERY DENNISON RETAIL INFORMATION SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Paul A. Chamandy, David O'Connell
  • Patent number: 10160251
    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: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: United States Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Alexander B. Nagelberg, Michael Justin Cairns
  • Patent number: 10157385
    Abstract: A transaction security apparatus, including a card reader; an input device or receiver which inputs or receives transaction information regarding a transaction on or involving an account; a camera or video recording device which obtains or records a photograph or video clip of an individual involved in the transaction; a microphone or audio recording device which obtains or records an audio clip of the individual; a display; a processing device which processes information regarding the transaction and generates a notification message containing information regarding the transaction; and a transmitter which transmits the notification message to a communication device associated with an account holder. The notification message and the photograph, video clip, or audio clip, is transmitted to the communication device independently of any processing of the transaction by the transaction authorization processing computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: GTJ VENTURES, LLC
    Inventor: Raymond Anthony Joao
  • Patent number: 10152663
    Abstract: The present invention embodies a technique, referred to as Secure QR Codes, which not only provides aesthetically enhanced QR codes but also allows for security. It can embed a standard black and white QR code, referred to as a public QR code, and a secret QR code, both into a secure QR code. The secure QR code produced is composed of colored cells. The public black and white QR code must first be, either aesthetically enhanced into an enhanced colored QR code, or transformed into a colored QR code with cells of uniform color obtained by transforming each of the black and white cells of the public QR code into cells that takes a color from a subset of possible colors, such that the luminance of each colored cell approximates accurately the black or white luminance values of the public QR code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Graphiclead LLC
    Inventors: Gonzalo R. Arce, Gonzalo Garateguy, Sean Xiaolu Wang, Daniel L. Lau
  • Patent number: 10133885
    Abstract: A digital imaging based symbol reading system has the capacity to automatically read both visible and invisible symbols in the same application environment. Typically, the system reads the symbols in a user-transparent manner. The system may employ visible/invisible illumination switching during operation. The system may include LED illumination sources. A method for reading both visible and invisible symbols using a single device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Van Horn, Sean Philip Kearney
  • Patent number: 10133978
    Abstract: A device such as a disposable cartridge has an RFID tag (30) having an antenna (10), and a fluidic element (20, 160), the antenna having a shape to at least partly enclose an area, at least a part of the fluidic element being located in this area. By having such a structure, the device can be made more compact or the antenna can be made larger, and hence the costs for a given performance can be reduced, or the storage space for a given number of devices can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Minicare B.V.
    Inventors: Bernardus Jozef Maria Beerling, Petrus Johannes Wilhelmus Van Lankvelt, Wendela Meertens, Jeroen Hans Nieuwenhuis
  • Patent number: 10113715
    Abstract: A shelve system and a label LED strip lamp includes a shelve and a label LED strip lamp. Each of at least one carrier element includes a body, and a clamping assembly. The clamping assembly includes a clamping slot and a catch plate provided on the clamping slot. The label LED strip lamp includes a snap assembly for engagement with the catch plate, and a lamp tube. The snap assembly includes a connecting edge, a set of clamping tooth disposed on one side of the connecting edge, and a wavy-shaped engaging edge spaced from the clamping tooth. The clamping tooth inserts into the clamping slot. The lamp tube includes a non-transparent edge, an upper light transmitting edge connecting the non-transparent edge with the catch plate, and a lower light transmitting edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Self Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuanfang Xue, Guoqing Zeng
  • Patent number: 10115071
    Abstract: Examples of distributed workload management are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a partial data table is received from a main data table. A data view is generated in real time in response to a received data view request. The data view is based at least in part on a plurality of data view configuration properties and the partial data stored in the received partial data table. The partial data table stores data that represents at least a partial copy of main data stored in a main data table. The partial data table and the main data table are then synchronized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Manhattan Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Kayla Elizabeth Amaral, Anup K. G, Shashikala Maracharahalli Bhadraiah, Abhishek Jain, Suhas Prahlada Rao, Ranjith Krishnan Nadar, Vikas Aron, Baibhav Singh
  • Patent number: 10109132
    Abstract: Disclosed are a sampling method for anti-counterfeiting information about a cash note, and a sampling apparatus for anti-counterfeiting information about a cash note, which executes the method. The sampling method for anti-counterfeiting information about a cash note comprises: through differences collected between sensors, utilizing a law of the differences to restore spatially coupled power-frequency of low-frequency electromagnetic interference signals acquired by an effective signal sensor (21); and then performing common-mode signal elimination on voltage waveform data corresponding to the anti-counterfeiting information, thereby thoroughly elimination the spatially coupled power-frequency or low-frequency electromagnetic interferences that magnetic signal sensors suffer from during the collection of magnetic anti-counterfeiting signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: GRG Banking Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hui Liu, Zhuwen Chen, Bihai Yuan
  • Patent number: 10102468
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an intermediate device comprising an electronic module, said intermediate device being used to receive at least one film or portion of a film or covering layer, said device comprising: a supporting body; at least one area for the interconnection of an electric circuit, borne by the supporting body; and an electronic module connected to said interconnection area by an anisotropic connection material, said material being compressed between said area and the module. The method comprises the implementation of a means for maintaining the compressed state of said anisotropic material and/or a means for isolating said material from the outside of the supporting body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: GEMALTO SA
    Inventors: Christophe Bousquet, Yves Cuny, Brigitte Lacaze, Antoine Bajolle, Sébastien Gaspari, Frédérick Seban
  • Patent number: 10088622
    Abstract: An elongated light guiding lens can include an incident portion and a light guiding portion with an L-shaped cross section. The incident portion can be erected at a rear end portion of the light guiding portion, and have a second incident surface at its left end, for receiving light from an LED while collimating the light in the vertical direction. The light guiding portion can extend forward while expanding leftward more than the position corresponding to the second incident surface, and include a second reflection surface provided below the second incident surface to internally reflect the light from the second incident surface toward a side reflection surface of a left end side surface. The side reflection surface can include a plurality of first lens cuts configured to internally reflect the light reflected by the second reflection surface to a light exiting surface of the front surface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koji Sato
  • Patent number: 10089570
    Abstract: In a smart card having an antenna structure and a metal layer, an insulator layer is formed between the antenna structure and the metal layer to compensate for the attenuation due to the metal layer. The thickness of the insulator layer affects the capacitive coupling between the antenna structure and the metal layer and is selected to have a value which optimizes the transmission/reception of signals between the card and a card reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: COMPOSECURE, LLC
    Inventors: John Herslow, Michele Logan, David Finn
  • Patent number: 10089508
    Abstract: The present invention embodies a technique to embed a graphic representation and/or a concealed message such as but not limited to two dimensional codes such as quick response (QR) code matrices, fingerprints, coded fingerprint representations, iris imagery, iris coded representation, biometric hashes, palm print or portraits into a QR matrix code. In the case where biometric data such as finger print representation, iris coded representation or biometric hashes are encoded into the embedding, suitable binary representation of those patterns are generated before encoding. These concealed messages can be further encrypted using any cryptographic method such as public or private key or other suitable encrypting mechanisms adapted to the concealed message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Graphiclead LLC
    Inventors: Gonzalo R. Arce, Gonzalo Garateguy, Sean Xiaolu Wang
  • Patent number: 10055626
    Abstract: A checkout system for data reading, and related methods of use, the checkout system including one or more data reading devices with a conveyor for transporting items toward a read zone of the data reading devices, and an exception identification system capable of identifying exception items transported through the read zone without being successfully identified by the data reader. The checkout system includes an exception handling system operable to receive exception handling input for resolving an exception associated with the exception item, and a feedback system for receiving the exception handling input and determining whether and how to adjust an object recognition model of the data reading devices to improve performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: DATALOGIC USA, INC.
    Inventors: Justin Beghtol, Mohamed Hamidat, Michael P. Svetal