Patents Examined by Christle I Marshall
  • Patent number: 10311431
    Abstract: A method for performing transactions comprises receiving registration information and transaction specifications, generating a distribution profile based on the registration information, and storing the transaction specifications in the distribution profile. The distribution profile is identified based on an initiation instruction and associated user authentication data, and one of the transaction specifications in the distribution profile is identified based on the initiation instruction. Payment source status is verified and a send transaction is initiated, based on the payment source status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MONEYGRAM INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: James M. Henry
  • Patent number: 10313954
    Abstract: A portable encoded information reading (EIR) terminal for incorporation in a data collection system can comprise a terminal module communicatively coupled to a wireless interface module via a wired interface. The terminal module can include a central processing unit (CPU), a memory, and an encoded information reading (EIR) device. The wireless interface module can include a microcontroller, a memory, and at least one wireless communication interface. The wireless interface module can establish one or more wireless links with one or more peer EIR terminals, to join a wireless network which is collectively formed by the peer EIR terminals. The wireless interface module can receive or transmit beacons containing at least an identifier of a path selection protocol which is used for unicast, multicast and broadcast frame transmission within the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ynjiun P. Wang, Huyu Qu
  • Patent number: 10302268
    Abstract: A vehicular headlamp includes: a light source emitting light; a projection lens through which the light emitted from the light source is transmitted; and a reflective plate positioned between the light source and the projection lens so as to reflect a portion of the light emitted from the light source toward the projection lens. An emission direction of at least a portion of the light reflected by the reflective plate from the projection lens is different from an emission direction of light emitted from the projection lens and forming a light distribution pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masashi Tatsukawa
  • Patent number: 10304151
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to signal processing such as image processing, signal encoding, digital watermarking and data hiding. A sparse or dense digital watermark signal can be conveyed with a narrow-band absorption material corresponding to a center wavelength of a Point of Sale (POS) barcode scanner. The POS barcode scanner typically captures 2D imagery. Since the narrow-band absorption material absorbs over a narrow-band it is relatively imperceptible to the Human Visual System (HVS) but can be seen by the POS scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Kristyn R. Falkenstern, Alastair M. Reed, Vojtech Holub, Tony F. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10296902
    Abstract: A payment device with data entry keys which are obscured from view when not in use. An example payment device includes a plurality of data entry keys for recording data during a transaction, and a backlight for illuminating the data entry keys. A secure controller is configured to activate the backlight to reveal locations of the data entry keys for data entry, receive and encrypt entered data from the data entry keys, and to deactivate the backlight following the data entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Nathaniel C. Herwig
  • Patent number: 10282727
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to making payments with a mobile device. In one example process, the mobile device receives and stores information for one or more payment accounts on the mobile device. The mobile device is used to make payments using the payment accounts. In some examples, authorization to proceed with a payment is performed before each purchase made by the user. The authorization process can include receiving a verification of the user, such as a fingerprint scan or passcode. In some examples, a payment account is selected from among available payment accounts. In some examples, an indication is displayed of a digital item associated with a purchased item. In some examples, a payment transaction is initiated with participants of an ongoing communication. In some examples, an application of a retailer is invoked based on the availability of the application. In some examples, a purchase recommendation is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, Pablo F. Caro, Woo-Ram Lee, George R. Dicker, Christopher D. Adams, Charles Ahn, Craig M. Federighi, Brian Tucker, Giancarlo Yerkes
  • Patent number: 10284742
    Abstract: An exposure apparatus according to an embodiment includes: a board that includes a first surface on which a light emitting element is arranged and a second surface opposite to the first surface; a lens member on which light from the light emitting element is incident; a holder that holds the lens member; and an insulation sheet formed of an insulation material. The board includes an abutment part provided on a second surface of the board. The insulation sheet is fixed to the holder while being in contact with the abutment part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Manabu Kida
  • Patent number: 10269019
    Abstract: A user having an account with a payment provider receives an unregistered payment card that is associated with the payment provider, and that includes a magnetic strip encoded with a number unique to the card and a machine readable code such as a QR/barcode embossed thereon. The user may then open an application on the user's mobile device to capture the number associated with the card by, for example, scanning the QR/barcode, capturing an image of the number, speaking the number into the device, or manually entering the number into the user's device. The user may also authenticate with the payment provider by entering login credentials. The user may then confirm a request to link the number of the card with the user's payment provider account, which activates and links the card to the user account so that the user can immediately use the card for purchases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: German Scipioni
  • Patent number: 10268110
    Abstract: A projector includes a diode light source for a projector. The light source comprises at least first, second, and third diode matrices respectively delivering at least first, second, and third light bundles at separate wavelengths and of determined dimensions. A first dichroic plate forms a first combined light bundle CLC1 from the first and second light bundles, a second dichroic plate forming a second combined light bundle CLC2 from the first combined light bundle and the third light bundle, and an off-axis parabolic mirror for receiving the second combined light bundle CLC2 and focusing it on a determined focal point forming an inlet point for a single optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: XYZED
    Inventors: Maurice Rebiffe, Jean Pierre Ferrandon
  • Patent number: 10260729
    Abstract: A LED Lighting fixture including a first and a second heat sink section made of high thermal conductivity material and a LED assembly. The first heat sink section includes a closed outer wall defining a housing cavity; and a plurality of first projections projecting inwardly into the housing cavity. The second heat sink section is engageable and securable with the first heat sink section and includes a LED support including a LED engaging wall and a plurality of second projections projecting from an inner surface thereof. At least one of the second projections physically engage a corresponding one of the first projections to define a thermal bridge therebetween, when the first and second heat sink sections are engaged. The LED assembly is engageable with the second heat sink section and is in thermal engagement with the LED engaging wall thereof when engaged with the second heat sink section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: LUMCA INC.
    Inventor: Luc Fortin
  • Patent number: 10260875
    Abstract: An imaging tool creates a first image of a scene and a second image of the scene taken after the first image. An RF tag reader receives data from an RF tag associated with the scene. A 3D representation of a change in the scene is created based on the first image, the second image, and the data from the RF tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Trimble Inc.
    Inventors: Bernd Schoner, Brian Ahern
  • Patent number: 10257874
    Abstract: Methods and tangible computer-readable media for synchronizing a mobile device to a display via a communication network are disclosed. For example, a method receives an identification code from a display and sends a request to the communication network to establish a communication session between a mobile device and the display. The request comprises the identification code. Thereafter, the communication session is established via the communication network. Another method receives a request to establish a communication session between the mobile device and the display. The request comprises an identification code of the display that was received by the mobile device from the display. The method then establishes the communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Roger Piqueras Jover
  • Patent number: 10255579
    Abstract: A shipping remittance processor may receive periodic checkpoint data packets during shipping of an object, via a handler, along a shipping route. The shipping remittance processor may then analyze tracking information located in the checkpoint data packet to determine if the tracking information is authentic, and if the object has reached a checkpoint along the shipping route. If the object has reached the checkpoint, the shipping remittance processor may output a remittance indication indicating to output a portion of the total delivery remittance to the handler's remittance account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Rick Unnerstall
  • Patent number: 10248822
    Abstract: An indicia scanning assembly having a housing with a shock mount receiving space; and an elastomeric scan engine receiving shock mount positioned in the shock mount receiving space. The scan engine receiving shock mount has a first end with a scan engine receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory M. Rueblinger, Jean-Pierre Stang, Anthony Raymond Charpentier
  • Patent number: 10240756
    Abstract: A recessed lighting fixture apparatus is disclosed. An example apparatus includes a driver box, a light box, and a fixture box each with an open side and closed sides. The open side of each of the boxes is configured to face an internal side of a ceiling. The example driver box and light box are adapted to slide together horizontally within the fixture box to enable access to either of the light box and the driver box through an opening in a ceiling. In addition, the light box is adapted to slide vertically relative to the driver box to enable a portion of the light box to be pulled through the opening in the ceiling to facilitate servicing of a light assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Nora Lighting, Inc.
    Inventor: Fred Farzan
  • Patent number: 10242334
    Abstract: A user requests a package delivery from a package delivery system. The package delivery system provides the user with a machine-readable code for display at the delivery location. An aerial delivery device receives, from the package delivery system computing device, information associated with the delivery location of the package. The information comprises information matching the information in the machine-readable code associated with the delivery location and a delivery address. The delivery device secures the package for transporting to the delivery location and transports the package to the delivery address. The delivery device locates the machine-readable code on a display at the delivery address and verifies that the information from the machine-readable code is associated with the package. The delivery device deposits the package on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Brian Daniel Shucker, Brandon Kyle Trew
  • Patent number: 10242340
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for enabling mobile device-based item acquisition and tracking. One exemplary method performed on a mobile device comprises entering a wireless scan mode, detecting a signal from a tag associated with an item in a first area and in proximity to the tag, presenting information associated with the tag, and adding the information to a list. The method further comprises detecting a second tag in a second area, and sending the list to a second device. A second exemplary method performed by a processing terminal comprises receiving the list from a mobile device, entering a wireless scan mode, detecting a signal from a tag associated with an item in proximity to the tag, determining whether the item associated with the detected tag is present on the received list, and enabling the mobile device to complete a transaction to purchase the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence Hutch Douglas, Thomas Christopher Clarke, Deborah Nally
  • Patent number: 10242302
    Abstract: A tamper-proof barcoded quality indicator operative to provide a machine-readable indication of exceedance of time and temperature thresholds following actuation thereof, including a first barcode including a first colorable area and being machine-readable before exceedance of the time and temperature thresholds, a second barcode including a second colorable area and not being machine-readable before exceedance of the time and temperature thresholds, a coloring agent located at a first location on the indicator, a coloring agent pathway operative to allow the coloring agent to move, at a rate which is at least partially a function of time, from the first location to the first and second colorable areas simultaneously for simultaneous coloring thereof upon exceedance of the time and temperature thresholds, thereby causing the first barcode to become unreadable and at the same time causing the second barcode to become machine-readable, and a tamper-proof actuator element operative to actuate the indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Varcode Ltd.
    Inventor: Yaron Nemet
  • Patent number: 10235542
    Abstract: A jewelry article, and systems and methods for accessing human readable information printed or etched on the jewelry article are disclosed. The printed or etched human readable information included in the jewelry article cannot be viewed without a visual aid. The jewelry article includes a wireless or optical tag corresponding to the printed or etched human readable information. The wireless or optical tag is associated with an electronic file corresponding to the printed or etched human readable information. The wireless or optical tag is configured to be readable by an external reader connected to an external database that stores the electronic file corresponding to the printed or etched human readable information. The external reader is configured to read the wireless or optical tag to access the associated electronic file stored in the external database. Information included in the electronic file may be displayed on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: NANOROSETTA, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Ha, Sarah Ha, Carla J. Froehler, James J. Froehler
  • Patent number: 10234110
    Abstract: A recessed lighting fixture apparatus is disclosed. An example apparatus includes a light fixture housing including a first opening configured to face an opening in a ceiling and a light assembly housing configured to slide horizontally within the light fixture housing. The light assembly housing includes a second opening configured to face the opening in the ceiling and a light receptacle. The example apparatus also includes a driver electrically connected to the light receptacle. In a first position, the light assembly housing is positioned within the light fixture housing such that the second opening is aligned with the opening to enable the lighting element to emit light out of the light fixture housing. In a second position, the light assembly housing is slid horizontally within the light fixture housing to enable access through the first opening of the light fixture housing to the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Nora Lighting, Inc.
    Inventor: Fred Farzan