Patents Examined by Christle I Marshall
  • Patent number: 10373417
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices for detecting unauthorized devices at transaction devices are disclosed. A method for detecting an unauthorized device in a card slot of a transaction device may include inserting a card slot insert into a card slot for a transaction device, wherein the card slot insert has a width and thickness based on a manufactured width and thickness of the transaction device, and comprises a first indicator indicating that the card slot is secure and a second indicator indicating that the card slot is not secure. When the card slot insert is inserted to a manufactured depth of the card slot, the first indicator is visible outside the card slot, and the second indicator is not visible outside the card slot. When an object is in the card slot, the first indicator and at least a portion of the second indicator are visible outside the card slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: VeriFone, Inc.
    Inventors: Davey Faoro, Donald James Jones
  • Patent number: 10351045
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a support for a light source of a lighting device of a motor vehicle, including a zone for positioning the light source, referencing elements with respect to three given mutually transverse axes, one of the referencing elements, termed a referencing element with two portions, a first portion extending along or parallel to a first axis of the three given axes, and a second portion extending transversely relative to this first given axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: David Dorn, Christophe Cherreau, Pierre Renaud, Silas Bakary-Gando, Laurent Garrouste
  • Patent number: 10339350
    Abstract: A barcode scanner incorporates a subdivided exit window with a top portion and a bottom portion placed at different positions along a z-axis. An aiming source emits light from the top portion of the exit window and is positioned from a receiving sensor such that obstruction of the receiving sensor's field of view by the aiming source is avoided. An illumination source emits light from the bottom portion of the exit window and the receiving sensor received reflected light at the bottom portion of the exit window. The illumination source is positioned such that light from the illumination source reflected by the exit window is not received by the receiving sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: DATALOGIC IP TECH S.R.L.
    Inventor: Michele Suman
  • Patent number: 10339557
    Abstract: A wireless device is enabled to provide offers. The wireless device receives card data for a financial account card and stores the card data in a memory associated with the wireless device. Responsive to using the card data in a transaction at a first merchant location, the wireless device receives transaction line-item data from a computing system associated with the first merchant location. The wireless device determines merchant information for a second merchant location and determines an offer associated with the second merchant location based on the line-item data and the merchant information for the second merchant. The wireless device presents the offer when the wireless device is near the second merchant location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Loomis
  • Patent number: 10339352
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring dimension and weight is provided. In one implementation, the apparatus comprises a dimensioner, a force sensing device, and a portable control module. The dimensioner, which is mounted on headgear or body wear to be worn on the head or body of a user, is configured to determine dimensions of an object. The force sensing device, which is incorporated into footwear to be worn on at least one foot of the user, is configured to measure a force acting on a bottom portion of the footwear. The portable control unit includes a dimension input module configured to receive signals from the dimensioner indicative of the dimensions of the object and further includes a weight input module configured to receive signals from the force sensing device indicative of the weight of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: H. Sprague Ackley, John Spencer Bandringa, Bruce McKay Morton, Arthur Millican, Rene Martinez
  • Patent number: 10332102
    Abstract: A dynamic transaction card that includes a transaction card having a number of layers, each of which may be interconnected to one another. For example, a dynamic transaction card may include an outer layer, a potting layer, a touch sensor layer, a display layer (including, for example, LEDs, a dot matrix display, and the like), a microcontroller storing firmware, Java applets, Java applet integration, and the like, an EMV chip, an energy storage component, one or more antenna (e.g., Bluetooth antenna, NFC antenna, and the like), a power management component, a flexible printed circuit board (PCB), a chassis, and/or a card backing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: James Zarakas, Theodore Markson, Adam Koeppel, Kevin Kelly, Brian Briggman, Saleem Sangi, David Wurmfeld, Tyler Locke, Karla Escalante
  • Patent number: 10330265
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a front light source including: a transparent substrate; a plurality of light source elements provided on the transparent substrate; and a plurality of light absorbing elements provided at front sides of the plurality of light source elements. The light absorbing elements and the light source elements are in a one-to-one correspondence, an orthographic projection of each of the light source elements onto the transparent substrate is within an orthographic projection of one of the light absorbing elements corresponding to the each light source element onto the transparent substrate, and an area of the orthographic projection of each of the light source elements onto the transparent substrate is smaller than an area of the orthographic projection of one of the light absorbing elements corresponding to the each light source element onto the transparent substrate. The present disclosure also provides a display device including the front light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ming Zhu
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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