Patents Examined by Christle I Marshall
  • Patent number: 11321986
    Abstract: An embodiment of this disclosure provides a sealing system for cash bags. The system includes a banknote validator, a head coupled to the banknote validator, a bag of a roll of bags, the bag configured to mount to the head, a first sealing mechanism coupled to the head and configured to seal a top portion of the bag, a second sealing mechanism configured to seal a bottom portion of the bag, and a vacuum pump configured to connect to the bag and configured to pump air from the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Crane Payment Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastien Menot, Jorge Rive, Neil Young
  • Patent number: 11321703
    Abstract: Systems and methods for augmenting a dedicated payment instrument to leverage built-in access to real-time support from a central system are provided. Methods may be executed via computer-executable instructions that are stored in a non-transitory memory of the instrument and run on a microprocessor embedded in the instrument. Methods may include receiving a request from a user of the instrument, via one or more sensors, to initiate a support session. The sensors may include a camera, a microphone, and/or a tactile sensor. Methods may include transmitting the request to the central system via a wireless communication element, and receiving, from the central system, support session data. Methods may also include displaying, on a display screen, information based on the support session data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Saurabh Gupta
  • Patent number: 11315000
    Abstract: At least some embodiments are directed to a dynamic card. The dynamic card transmits a first temporary card identification number to a computing device. The dynamic card is without an internal power source and is powered up by an external power source housed within the computing device. The dynamic card determines an absence of unused encrypted card identification numbers and receives a set of encrypted card identification numbers from a server. The dynamic card decrypts a second temporary card identification number from the encrypted card identification numbers and shows the second temporary card identification number on a display, replacing the first temporary card identification number. The second temporary card identification number remains shown on the display after the power from the external power source is discontinued. The second temporary card identification number can be used in a subsequent interaction with another computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell Wolfe, James Bruce Coleman
  • Patent number: 11308378
    Abstract: Optical articles including a spatially defined arrangement of a plurality of data rich retroreflective elements, wherein the plurality of retroreflective elements comprise retroreflective elements having at least two different retroreflective properties and at least two different optical contrasts with respect to a background substrate when observed within an ultraviolet spectrum, a visible spectrum, a near-infrared spectrum, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael A. McCoy, Anne C. Gold, Silvia Geciova-Borovova Guttmann, Glenn E. Casner, Timothy J. Gardner, Steven H. Kong, Gautam Singh, Jonathan T. Kahl, Nathan J. Anderson, Catherine L. Aune, Caroline M. Ylitalo, Britton G. Billingsley, Muhammad J. Afridi, Kui Chen-Ho, Travis L. Potts, Robert W. Shannon, Guruprasad Somasundaram
  • Patent number: 11309083
    Abstract: A system for identifying, monitoring the health of an individual and providing for the retrieval of information relating to said individual by a plurality of authorized users The system comprises an identification device and associated hardware and software components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Peter Costantino, Michael Gilvary
  • Patent number: 11308296
    Abstract: An optical information reading device 100 includes an aiming module 60 configured to irradiate aiming light for instructing an imaging area of image data generated by an imaging module, a trigger switch 30 for starting imaging processing by the imaging module, an aiming switch 43B for causing the aiming module 60 to irradiate the aiming light, and a reading unit 81 configured to read information of the symbol. The reading unit 81 is configured to, in an aiming state in which irradiation processing for the aiming light by the aiming module 60 is executed by operation of the aiming switch 43B, detect that the trigger switch 30 is operated and read, based on the image data generated by the imaging processing of the imaging module, information of the symbol included in a predetermined partial area PA corresponding to an irradiation position of the aiming light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: KEYENCE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroomi Ohori, Tomomi Izaki
  • Patent number: 11297958
    Abstract: A multi-function transaction card may receive, from shelf sensors, first data indicating that items have been removed from shelves by a customer of a merchant, and may receive, from shopping cart sensors, second data indicating that the items have been placed in a shopping cart. The multi-function transaction card may receive, based on the first data and the second data, item data identifying the items placed in the shopping cart, wherein the item data is received from price tags of the items. The multi-function transaction card may store the item data, and may provide, to a transaction terminal of the merchant, the item data identifying the items and customer data identifying the customer. The multi-function transaction card may receive, from the transaction terminal, transaction data identifying a transaction that charges the multi-function transaction card for a total cost of the items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Vukich, James Zarakas, Molly Johnson
  • Patent number: 11288630
    Abstract: One variation of a method for maintaining perpetual inventory within a store includes: accessing a radar scan of an inventory structure within a store; accessing an optical image of the inventory structure; identifying a product type associated with the slot in a region of the optical image; retrieving a volumetric definition of the product type; locating a slot volume defining the slot in the radar scan; extracting a volumetric representation of a set of product units intersecting the slot volume in the radar scan; segmenting the volumetric representation by the volumetric definition to calculate a quantity of the set of product units occupying the slot; and updating a stock record of the store to reflect the quantity of the set of product units occupying the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Simbe Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Durgesh Tiwari, Bradley Bogolea, Jariullah Safi, Kanchan Bahirat
  • Patent number: 11276267
    Abstract: Disclosed is a media rotation mechanism. The media rotation mechanism may include a housing, a media receiver, and a rotation motor. The housing may define a first opening and a second opening. The media receiver may define a media receiver opening. The rotation motor may be configured to rotate the media receiver between a first position and a second position. The first position may correspond to the media receiver opening facing the first opening. The second position may correspond to the media receiver opening facing the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Ian McFarlane Denny, Andrew Robert Grant, Peter Roy Vettraino, Ian James Walker
  • Patent number: 11267277
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a physical security element with a spatially appearing pattern includes a carrier and at least one see-through transparent cover layer. Onto the carrier is applied a design layer deformable under pressure. Either the carrier has a lower dimensional stability under heat than the cover layer, or a cover layer has a lower dimensional stability under heat than the carrier. A see-through transparent structural layer forming the pattern is arranged between carrier and cover layer. The structural layer has a higher dimensional stability under heat than either the carrier or a cover layer. During lamination, the structural layer is pressed into the carrier or into the cover layer, whereby the design layer is deformed under the pattern formed by the structural layer and the structural layer in its edge regions is reshaped in such a way that its surfaces, in cross-section, converge tangentially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT MOBILE SECURITY GMBH
    Inventors: Juan Nunez, Oliver Muller
  • Patent number: 11255522
    Abstract: Example embodiments provide lighting fixture mounting kits for mounting a flat panel lighting fixture to a mounting surface. One mounting kit comprises a mounting frame and a lighting fixture. When the mounting frame is secured to the mounting surface, a junction box is accessible therethrough. The mounting frame and lighting fixture are shaped for engagement and attachment to one another. Another mounting kit comprises a mounting plate and a lighting fixture. The mounting plate may comprise indexing tabs for alignment with corresponding indexing slots of the lighting fixture and extending outwardly from a plate portion of the mounting plate. The lighting fixture may comprise a back portion having therein one or more indexing slots for receiving an indexing tab therein. Insertion of the indexing tab into the indexing slot guides the engagement of the lighting fixture with the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Feit Electric Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Halliwell
  • Patent number: 11250674
    Abstract: An input and output device includes: an operation unit that is disposed on a front side and that receives data input by an operator; and a table unit that is disposed further forward than the operation unit and that protrudes in a forward direction. The table unit includes: a notched portion that is provided on a first side in a left-right direction and that opens forward and upward; and a recessed portion that is provided on a second side in the left-right direction, the first side being opposite to the first side, the recessed portion comprising an upper surface having a recessed shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuro Hosokawa, Naoki Morishita, Yutaro Kitahata, Jun Kondo
  • Patent number: 11252282
    Abstract: There are provided a data playback system, a data playback method, a data playback terminal, a printer, and a server which are capable of playing sound from a printout and viewing a favorable image. Image data of an image printed on an instant film and sound data associated with the image data are stored in a data storage server. In a case where a two-dimensional code printed with the image on the instant film is read by a data playback terminal, access information to the image data of the printed image and the sound data associated with the image data is obtained. The data playback terminal accesses the data storage server based on the obtained access information, and downloads and plays the image data of the printed image and the sound data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Shinichi Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 11244530
    Abstract: An automatic teller machine includes a banknote conveyance channel, a banknote recycling channel, and a banknote circulation channel. The banknote conveyance channel includes an annular channel, a first branch channel, a second branch channel, a third branch channel, a fourth branch channel, and a fifth branch channel. A banknote-in mechanism communicates with the annular channel via the first branch channel. A temporary storage mechanism communicates with the annular channel via the second branch channel. A banknote-out mechanism communicates with the annular channel via the third branch channel. Two ends of an identification mechanism communicate with the annular channel via the fourth branch channel and the fifth branch channel, respectively. A recycling box communicates with the banknote conveyance channel via the banknote recycling channel. A circulation box communicates with the banknote circulation channel via the banknote circulation channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Shandong New Beiyang Information Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lei Zheng, Zhenxing Zhao, Bingqing Liu, Chuntao Wang
  • Patent number: 11232437
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatus, processes, computer program code and means for conducting transactions are described which allow a first party to a transaction to identify a second party to a transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Kevin Laracey
  • Patent number: 11227289
    Abstract: Systems and methods for user authentication using an authentication sequence are disclosed. The disclosed systems and methods may include a computing device for authenticating a user. The computing device may include at least one processor and at least one computer-readable medium. The at least one computer-readable medium can containing instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the computing device to perform operations. The operations may include receiving an authentication sequence provided by one or more authentication objects and authenticating the user based on the authentication sequence. The authentication sequence can be a card-swipe sequence and authentication can be performed based on characteristics of the card-swipe sequence, such as the cards used, the order the cards are used in the sequence, the timing of card use, and the type of card swipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Edwards, Abdelkader M'hamed Benkreira, Michael Mossoba
  • Patent number: 11216032
    Abstract: An information reading apparatus that is easy for a user to operate even if different functions are required for each situation is provided. A base module includes a control unit which performs control by using three functional modules assembled thereto, that is, a top module, a bottom module, and a back module, and a touch panel whose display content is controlled by the control unit. The top module is connected to a one end of the base module in the longitudinal direction, the bottom module is connected to the other end of the base module in the longitudinal direction, and the back module is connected to a rear side of the base module, which faces away from a display screen of a touch panel. The control unit recognizes each function on the basis of the information obtained from the three functional modules connected to the base module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Takao Ushijima, Makoto Ootake, Keiichiro Yamamoto, Masaru Hashimoto, Katsunori Sakakibara
  • Patent number: 11217348
    Abstract: A system for identifying and providing for the retrieval of information relating to an individual by a plurality of authorized users comprising: a skin wearable, waterproof, non-transferable frangible individual identification device comprising an adhesive and an ink arranged on a substrate to provide a physiologically perceptible, humanly understandable information related to said individual, and a machine-readable two-dimensional code, wherein said code can be scanned for identification, interaction, information exchange, and instructions and further comprising an electronic device with the ability to send, receive, and store information; wherein once applied to skin of the individual said identification device is not removable in one piece rendering the identification device inoperable within said system once removed from skin; wherein the ink, substrate, and adhesive are biocompatible; a plurality of receivers; a computer interface device receiving information from said individual identification device an
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventors: Peter Costantino, Michael Gilvary, Paul Miller
  • Patent number: 11200386
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to an electronic identification card or electronic card having various features. The electronic card may include an integrated circuit and a contact plate for electrically interfacing with the integrated circuit. The contact plate may include an array of terminal electrodes that are offset with respect to the edges of the contact plate. The electronic card may be coated with a coating layer that extends at least partially over a ferromagnetic element or film. The electronic card may also include a metal substrate having exposed chamfer portions that may provide a visual contrast to the coating layer and also improve the handling and use of the electronic card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Peter N. Russell-Clarke, Rafael L. Dionello, John Groff, Liliya Lyandres, Mark Townsend, Matthew Saucier, Robert Reichenbach, Travis Pedley, Michael S. Nashner
  • Patent number: 11194977
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a merchandise reading apparatus is equipped with a storage chamber formed of a radio wave shielding member and a reading apparatus which reads information of a radio tag from merchandise attached with the radio tag and stored in the storage chamber, and at least a part of the storage chamber is formed of a light transmitting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Sunao Tsuchida, Sadatoshi Oishi, Jun Yaginuma, Seiya Kishimoto, Yuki Koike