Patents Examined by Carlos Garcia
  • Patent number: 11462068
    Abstract: A system includes a door that selectively grants access to a secured area from a first area and a scanner accessible from the first area that is configured to read a scannable code of a travel document, such as a boarding pass, to identify travel details of a user and user details that are represented by the scannable code. The system also includes a converter in communication with the scanner, with the converter being configured to generate a first access key code based on the identified travel details and the identified user details. The system also includes a control panel in communication with the converter, with the control panel being configured to grant access to the secured area via the door in response to a comparison of the first access key code to a registered access key code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC.
    Inventors: Venkatasubramanian Ganesan, Krishna Reddy Jeereddy, Alyson Jones, John Praveen Caleb Francis
  • Patent number: 11458928
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus is mounted on a vehicle to perform wireless communication with a portable terminal. The vehicle control apparatus includes a first processor and a second processor. The first processor execute a first process to determine whether or not a wireless signal is a regular wireless signal transmitted from the portable terminal. The second processor executes a second process including an authentication of the portable terminal in response to the received wireless signal being determined to be the regular wireless signal, and does not execute the second process in response to the received wireless signal being determined to be not the regular wireless signal. Herein, a power consumption when the first processor executes the first process is smaller than a power consumption when the second processor executes the second process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobuo Umegaki
  • Patent number: 11462064
    Abstract: A distance measurement apparatus includes a calculation unit configured to calculate, based on phase information acquired by two distance measurement units at least one of which is movable, a distance between the two distance measurement units. One of the two distance measurement units includes an RSSI estimation unit configured to estimate, from respective three receiving signal intensities of three first carrier signals or respective three receiving signal intensities of three second carrier signals, the receiving signal intensity of a frequency having an average value, and a fading correction value calculation unit configured to calculate a fading correction value for the distance from the receiving signal intensity of a lowest frequency and the receiving signal intensity of a highest frequency. The calculation unit calculates the distance using a phase detection result obtained by receiving the three first carrier signals and the three second carrier signals and the fading correction value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ELECTRONIC DEVICES & STORAGE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuya Nonin, Masaki Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 11456012
    Abstract: A base member of a spindle motor includes an upper surface and a lower surface, in which the base member is a casting, the upper surface includes a pin portion extending upward, the lower surface includes a first lower surface and a second lower surface positioned higher than the first lower surface, and the first lower surface and the second lower surface are adjacent to each other with a stepped portion interposed between the first lower surface and the second lower surface, the stepped portion increasing in height from the first lower surface to the second lower surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI Inc.
    Inventors: Hideaki Showa, Kenichi Kojima
  • Patent number: 11447100
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus which controls locking and unlocking of a vehicle, the information processing apparatus comprises a controller configured to execute: in a case where there is an unlocking request from a first mobile terminal located outside the vehicle, receiving a first electronic key from the first mobile terminal to perform first authentication and unlocking the vehicle on condition that the first authentication is successful; and in a case where the first mobile terminal is located inside the vehicle, and there is an unlocking request from a second mobile terminal located outside the vehicle, receiving a second electronic key from the second mobile terminal to perform second authentication, receiving the first electronic key from the first mobile terminal located inside the vehicle to perform third authentication, and unlocking the vehicle on condition that both the second authentication and the third authentication are successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kano, Masatoshi Hayashi, Reita Kamei, Namika Hara
  • Patent number: 11450161
    Abstract: Use of a Near Ultra-low Energy Field (NULEF) communications as a non-radiating means of gaining entry to a car when the car owner is near the car or touching the car body avoids the use of problematic radio signals that may be intercepted by thieves. In addition, a NULEF communications system may be used as a high bandwidth in-car communication system using either NULEF-E or NULEF-H.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Anthony McFarthing
  • Patent number: 11433854
    Abstract: An access control method in an access control system that comprises at least one access control device with an antenna (2, 3, 4). Verification of an access authorization is based on analysis of a beacon transmitted by a first wireless communication standard. The beacon contains an ID to which a unique identifier (TID) of the data carrier and a unique beacon ID of the data carrier (1) transmitting the beacon is assigned. The unique identifier and unique beacon ID allows positive beacon identification. The identification and localization of the data carriers (1) is realized by analyzing the RSSIs of the transmitted beacons. The unique beacon IDs ensure that the RSSI values of the same respective beacon of a data carrier (1) are used in the course of the RSSI analysis. The closest data carrier (1) is determined, during the RSSI analysis, and the transmitted ID is analyzed to grant access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: SKIDATA AG
    Inventors: Walter Lechner, Martin Haslinger, Reinhard Surkau, Martin Haidacher
  • Patent number: 11430274
    Abstract: In one aspect, a first device may include at least one processor, an ultra-wideband (UWB) transceiver accessible to the at least one processor, and storage accessible to the at least one processor. The storage may include instructions executable by the at least one processor to track a location of a second device different from the first device using one or more UWB signals received from the second device via the UWB transceiver. The instructions may also be executable to unlock a hardware lock controlled by the first device responsive to a determination, based on the tracking of the location of the second device, that the second device is within a predetermined area of the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Philip John Jakes, John Carl Mese
  • Patent number: 11427158
    Abstract: Provided are a method and a device for smart control of a vehicle while defending against an RSA by using a mobile device. The method includes the steps of: establishing a communication network to be able to transmit/receive information to/from a mobile device of a driver through Bluetooth or Wi-Fi; and determining, when an RSS value of a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi signal received from the mobile device of the driver is measured to be equal to or larger than a predetermined reference value, that the position of the mobile device of the driver is within a predetermined primary range (25 m) and transmitting a sound wave of 2 to 24000 Hz that can be recognized through three or more speakers mounted in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: ONEKEY INC.
    Inventor: Wonki Cho
  • Patent number: 11420593
    Abstract: A system can include at least one server in communication with a vehicle theft-prevention apparatus that comprises a plurality of sensors and at least one computing device. The at least one server can be configured to receive an authentication request from a particular application executed on a mobile device comprising user credentials. The at least one server can authenticate the authentication request as a particular user account, where the particular user account is associated with the vehicle theft-prevention apparatus. The at least one server can receive instructions from the particular application that the mobile device has moved outside of a geofence associated with the vehicle theft-prevention apparatus. The at least one server can send a command to the vehicle theft-prevention apparatus to enter an armed mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Keep Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Moeller, Rahul Maran, Aditya Chavan
  • Patent number: 11403638
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for decentralized authentication for autonomous vehicles and associated transactions. Example system includes a secure distributed network of servers including a biometrics server configured to authenticate a user using biometric data and generate a biometrics server authentication token when the user is authenticated, a transactional server configured to perform the transaction for the user upon receiving the biometrics server authentication token, the transactional server being further configured to generate a transactional server authentication token when the transaction is approved, and a mobility service server configured to receive both the biometrics server authentication token and the transactional server authentication token and provide access to the mobility service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Hassani, Alexandra Taylor
  • Patent number: 11383674
    Abstract: The invention relates to an authentication system (10) for a vehicle (100), in particular a motor vehicle (100), for storing an ID-transmitter (80) in the vehicle (100) with an outer housing (11) in which the ID-transmitter (80) can be stored. In this case it is provided that an electronic security unit is provided to monitor at least the secure storage of the ID-transmitter (80) within the outer housing (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Liberkee GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Bambeck, Stefan Schiemann, Sven Gennermann, Robin Neitzel
  • Patent number: 11386372
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to a system for monitoring the usage of a functional facility, the system comprising (i) a plurality of detectors for detecting the presence of at least one client device in the functional facility and which detectors are geographically mapped in the functional facility; and (ii) a client device mapping module for determining the location of the at least one client device detected by one or more of the plurality of detectors. Moreover, the invention is directed to a method for monitoring the usage of a functional facility including one or more detectors, comprising the steps (1) detecting an operable engagement made between a detector deployed in the functional facility and a computerized client device; (2) determining a location point of the computerized client device; and (3) providing an output which is descriptive of the detected operable engagement along with information relating to the determined location point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: LOCATEE AG
    Inventors: Benedikt Andreas Koppel, Thomas Kessler, Alexander Fabian Mulli, Georg Nebehay
  • Patent number: 11386727
    Abstract: A transmission control device is used in an authentication system. The authentication system enables control of an authentication target based on authentication established by verification via wireless communication between the authentication target and a portable device carried by a user. The transmission control device outputs a drive current to a transmission antenna to cause the transmission antenna to transmit a signal having a predetermined frequency band. The transmission control device adjusts the output drive current. The transmission control device detects a current flowing through the transmission antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji Kato
  • Patent number: 11377070
    Abstract: A loading determination system includes: a storage unit configured to store dimension information for each of a plurality of loading regions which is present in a vehicle, the dimension information being relevant to an upper limit of a dimension of a parcel which is able to be loaded in each of the loading regions; and a control unit configured to determine, based on the dimension information, whether a first parcel which is planned to be loaded is able to be loaded in the vehicle and output a determination result of whether the first parcel is able to be loaded, and first information relevant to a first loading region in which the first parcel is planned to be loaded when the first parcel is able to be loaded, the first loading region being included in the plurality of loading regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daiki Kaneichi, Kei Kanaoka, Shun Maeda, Yoshihiro Murozaki, Hiroko Tsujimura, Kuniaki Jinnai
  • Patent number: 11380151
    Abstract: Examples associated with receptacle isolation are described. One example service kiosk includes a set of receptacles for electronic devices. Each receptacle includes a power connector to provide power to an electronic device stored in the receptacle, a data connector to provide a data connection to the electronic device stored in the receptacle, and a locking mechanism to secure contents of the receptacle. Members of the set of receptacles are digitally isolated from other members of the set of receptacles. An authentication module authenticates a user based on a credential provided by the user, and controls a selected locking mechanism of a selected member of the set of receptacles based on the credential, and based on data received from a remote information technology module. A user interface module instructs the user through the process of at least one of storing a received electronic device in the receptacle, and retrieving a provided electronic device from the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Gerold K. Shelton, Kyle J. Nottingham, Matthew Frederickson
  • Patent number: 11375839
    Abstract: An electronic locker system for parcel deposit and pick-up, comprising: a remote shipping system, a long distance communication network, at least one mobile device communicating via the long distance communication network with the remote shipping system, at least one parcel locker constituted of at least one autonomous compartments cluster including at least one compartment equipped with a door and including a locking module, which electronically controls locking and unlocking of the door and which establishes a local communication with the at least one mobile device via a short distance communication, wherein the locking module comprises: an energy management module configured for managing transitions of energy modes and allowing the at least one autonomous compartments cluster to be run in a deep sleep mode or in a sleep mode and regularly allowing a wake-up from said deep sleep mode to said sleep mode, a radio transceiver module equipped with an antenna, and at least one processor running a firmware config
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: QUADIENT TECHNOLOGIES FRANCE
    Inventors: Gabriel Santangeli, Thomas Eraud, Arnaud Yvoz
  • Patent number: 11369222
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a secure package delivery container for receiving an article that does not require credentials to be input by the delivery person. The storage container comprises a container having a door secured by a user engageable locking device operable to be locked without credentials and upon input from the user. A lock activation device is operatively coupled to the user engageable locking device for receiving input from the user. A communications device is provided to communicate with an external device to report the state of the container, activation of the lock, and to receive instructions to lock or unlock the container. A sensing device is provided for identifying the presence of an object in the container. Additionally, sensors are provided to determine the location of container and the presence of delivery personnel. A user engageable opening device is provided to open or close the door when the user engageable locking device is in an unlocked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventor: Kevin Kennett
  • Patent number: 11364875
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for preventing a relay attack between a mobile phone and a starting device of an automobile, which allows to prevent stealing a vehicle. According to the invention, very specific movement profiles of an authorized driver or user are recognized and thereby it is prevented that an unauthorized user starts the vehicle and then steals it, in various application scenarios. This is based, among other things, on the underlying hardware components' sensor technology used. Further, the invention relates to an analogously arranged system arrangement and to a computer program product with control commands which implement the method or operate the system arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT MOBILE SECURITY GMBH
    Inventor: Ullrich Martini
  • Patent number: 11358565
    Abstract: A vehicle authentication system and a vehicle authentication method based on BLE and fingerprint are provided. The vehicle authentication system includes an audio/video/navigation/telematics (AVNT) smart interconnection device, a driver-side door handle fingerprint identification device, a vehicle starting button fingerprint identification device, a fingerprint authentication controller, and a central control processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hui Xie