Patents Examined by Daniel A. Hess
  • Patent number: 11837058
    Abstract: A card with an embedded location tracker that can assist with locating a misplaced, lost, or stolen card is described. The location tracking device is embedded into the material forming the card. Other devices can form a crowdsourced network covering a wide geographic area that may be used to detect signals from the location tracking device of the card using a short-range wireless communication technology. When the card becomes misplaced, lost, or stolen, the card holder or the card issuer may use the embedded location tracking device to determine the current location of the card. In one embodiment, a tamper mechanism may also be provided to disable a chip of the card in response to an attempt to deactivate, destroy, or remove the embedded location tracking device from the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventor: Nicole Williamson
  • Patent number: 11829969
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for allowing completion of cardless ATM transactions at an ATM using a barcode that encodes an identifier for that ATM. A user of a mobile banking app may begin a transaction on their mobile device and, upon reaching a stage of the transaction where ATM access is needed (e.g., to withdraw physical cash), requests that the user visit an ATM to scan the barcode. When the mobile app scans the barcode, the ATM displaying the barcode is associated with the transaction, and completes the transaction (e.g., by dispensing cash). This barcode, while usable to identify the ATM for this purpose, also provides additional information that can be obtained by any barcode reader. This additional information may, for example, be a link to a website that provides an explanation about this service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy J. Phillips, Matthew B. Konopa
  • Patent number: 11830327
    Abstract: A housing facilitates a service operation for a transaction device. The housing is communicatively coupled to a housing control computing system. The housing includes a user interface comprising a first input/output (I/O) device that is communicatively coupled to the housing control computing system. The housing includes a transfer cassette interface structured to receive a transfer cassette that is structured to retrievably store banknotes. The housing also includes a media aperture interface structured to couple to a media aperture of the transaction device. The media aperture interface includes a first sensor structured to detect a parameter of the service operation. The media aperture interface also includes a transfer arm structured to facilitate transferring banknotes to and from the media aperture. The housing also includes a transport apparatus that facilitates transporting banknotes to and from the transfer cassette via the transfer cassette interface and/or the media aperture interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Frank DiGangi, Christian Mande, Dennis E. Montenegro, Darren M. Goetz
  • Patent number: 11829840
    Abstract: An article of clothing wear indicator and/or use counter for tracking the number of times an article of clothing has been worn. The clothing wear tracker includes an intermediate portion or body, an upper portion or body, and a lower portion or body. Preferably, the clothing wear tracker is configured to allow both the upper portion or body and the lower portion or body to rotate about the intermediate portion or body independently. The clothing wear tracker is designed to fit or secure to a hanger and to provide a mechanism for tracking the number of times a user wears an article of clothing, such as a shirt, a blouse, pants, or a dress, and is easily attachable or securable to a clothing hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Egret Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Dawn Luks
  • Patent number: 11823536
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a notification of the gesture from a sensing device, receiving an input from a user to select a banking transaction, and determining an intent of the gesture from the sensing device. Additionally, the method includes altering the banking transaction based on the input of the user and the intent of the gesture from the sensing device. The method further includes transmitting a request separate from the banking transaction based on the intent of the gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Truist Bank
    Inventors: Yadhira Haydee Arroyo, Stephen Gary Hess, Nancy Wells, LaTonja Barlow, Sarah Katherine Nash, Alex Heath Misiaszek
  • Patent number: 11822989
    Abstract: A method for multi-phase monitoring, comprising: receiving a first set of data associated with a monitoring agent during a first phase of an itinerary for monitoring an asset; determining the first phase of the itinerary is complete; receiving a second set of data relating to a second phase of the itinerary, the second set of data defining a phase requirement for implementing the second phase; determining an agent capability of the monitoring agent; comparing the agent capability to the phase requirement; and performing an action based on whether the phase requirement is capable of being met by the monitoring agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Inventors: Hendrik J. Volkerink, Ajay Khoche
  • Patent number: 11815881
    Abstract: Mechanisms can be designed to manage non-contact forces to reduce energy consumption and/or to control interactions between the parts. Management of non-contact forces is especially useful in micro-scale and nano-scale mechanisms, where van der Waals attraction between parts of the mechanism may be significant to the operation of the mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: CBN Nano Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Ryley, Mark N. Jobes, James MacArthur, Jeffrey E. Semprebon
  • Patent number: 11804111
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods of automated teller machine (ATM) management. The method can include receiving, from an ATM, an operating log from an out-of-band management chip. The method can further include determining, from the operating log, that the ATM is in an out-of-service state. The method can further include transmitting instructions to the out-of-band management chip to capture a system image of the ATM. In response, the method can include receiving the system image of the ATM from the out-of-band management chip and diagnosing a fault in the ATM based on the system image. The fault in the ATM can be the fault which caused the ATM to be in the out-of-service state. Finally, the method can include transmitting instructions for one or more corrective actions to the out-of-band management chip. The corrective actions can remedy the fault in the ATM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Inventors: Christopher Schott, Matthew Appleby, Shay Cohen, Euihyun Hwang, Tyler Pilato, Tabatha Seawell, Arturo Urquiza
  • Patent number: 11796286
    Abstract: Systems, devices and non-transitory mediums that may display (a) a list of weapons or ammunition, allowing the user to select a type of weapon or ammunition; (b) a reticle selection screen allowing a user to select the type of reticle to be displayed; (c) adjustment controls allowing the user to adjust the positioning of the display reticle; (d) adjustment controls allowing the user to mark a position of a firearm reticle; (d) a range-to-target screen allowing the user to directly input range information or to employ a range finder; (e) a keypad allowing a user to enter a height estimate for the target; a scaling control screen to allow the user to input relative height information of the target; (f) an environmental information page allowing the user to enter the environmental factors; or (g) an optimized aim point or adjusted reticle based on such information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Inventor: Robert Marshall Campbell
  • Patent number: 11789002
    Abstract: The managing apparatus for food information according to one embodiment of the present invention provides database of spectral signals according to caloric nutrient concentrations based on spectral signals of standard model food randomly prepared according to caloric nutrient concentrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Inventors: Taejoon Park, Dae Han Ahn
  • Patent number: 11790719
    Abstract: There is disclosed an electronic voting system for tamper resistant voting. In some embodiments of a system and/or method for allows a voter to verify that his vote was recorded properly and/or allows public counting of votes by any entity. For example, the system may record information on a distributed ledger that prevents changing of votes. For example, enough data may be available to each voter to check that his vote was recorded properly and/or to substantiate and/or prove if it was not recorded properly. For example, public data may be recorded anonymously such that a third party may be able to access the number of votes, but not the identify of individual voters. Optionally, the individual voter may be supplied a way to substantiate a claim that he voted for either party of the election.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Inventors: Oren Zbeda, Eran Eliyahu Tobul
  • Patent number: 11790718
    Abstract: The voting method (30) comprises: a step (32) of a voter selecting a candidate or a proposition put to a vote, using an interface of a terminal (11); a step (34) of the terminal writing information representative of the choice made by the voter to the memory (25) of a ballot sheet, a step (35) of printing (22) the choice made by the voter on the surface of the ballot sheet, a step (36) of dispensing the printed ballot sheet (20) to be slid into a ballot box (15), a step (38, 39) of inserting the ballot sheet into the ballot box, a step (40) of the ballot box (15) reading the memory of the ballot sheet, a step (42) of storing the numbers of ballots expressing the various possible choices, a step (33) of the terminal determining a unique code, unique for at least the ongoing ballot, independent of the identity of the voter, of the order of arrival of the voter or of any document that may have been issued prior to the time when the ballot sheet was issued, and a step (34) of writing the indeterminable code to
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Inventor: Abdelhakim Djoudi
  • Patent number: 11790736
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, there is disclosed herein a technique that allows the capabilities of an automated banking machine, such as an ATM, to be upgraded remotely. For example, the banking machine may be sold or leased with an initial configuration. It the customer desires to add additional features, the customer can pay for the features and the manufacturer or dealer can send a signal from a remote host to the automated banking machine with data representative of the upgrade. The banking machine then operates with the upgraded configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated
    Inventors: Jochen Linck, Thomas Certa
  • Patent number: 11781834
    Abstract: A fire control system comprises a fixed base and a sight assembly rotatably attached to the fixed base. The sight assembly includes an optical range finder for calculating a distance to a selected target and a camera having a zoom lens assembly and an optical sensor for generating an image signal representative of a target scene including a selected target. The zoom lens assembly includes a zoom controller and zoom lens optical elements, wherein the zoom controller is configured to change a magnification of the zoom lens optical elements responsive to a calculated distance to the selected target. In a further aspect, a method for imaging a target is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Wilcox Industries Corp.
    Inventors: James W. Teetzel, Gary M. Lemire
  • Patent number: 11783307
    Abstract: After loss of communications between a cash handling device and a financial institution, transactions may continue to be processed. In one configuration, the transactions may be processed up to a predefined transaction limit. Transaction limits may be defined by a number of transactions, a dollar amount transacted or to be transacted, an amount of time and/or combinations thereof. Additionally or alternatively, the transaction limit may be specific to one or more types of transactions. Transaction data may be stored in memory until communication has been re-established, at which time the data may be transmitted to the financial institution for processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Amy Baker Folk, William Thomas Sanders, Daniel Christopher Bohen, Paul Martin Mattison, Shane Anthony Johnson, Sandra Ruth Maas, Kristen Ellen Asplund, Edward Christopher Mackey, Shelaine Marie Monkiewicz
  • Patent number: 11783941
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and kits are provided for determining a compatibility of one or more devices in an analyte monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventors: Gary Alan Hayter, Andrew H. Naegeli
  • Patent number: 11783278
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for enforcing consistency of data between disparate systems of a transportation network with verified transactions. Embodiments include receiving a transaction that is generated based on a command indicating an intent to transfer an asset from the originating hub to a destination hub. The generated transaction can include a sender identifier associated with the originating hub, an asset identifier associated with the asset, and a detected location of the asset. The received transaction is communicated to any node of the plurality of nodes that are configured store it onto a distributed ledger based on a determined verification that the included detected location corresponds to a location associated with the included sender identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventors: Balakrishna Subramaniam, Jason Chodyniecki
  • Patent number: 11776067
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for managing sales tax information. The information may be generated, for example, in connection with transactions involving financial accounts, such as a credit card account. The sales tax information may be received electronically from, for example, a merchant or a point of sale device. A determination may be made whether there is any missing sales tax information. If there is missing information a request may be generated and sent to a source having the information. The source may receive the request, retrieve the desired information, and transmit it to the requesting entity. The sales tax information may be stored and later retrieved for presentation to a user, such as the account holder. The account holder may use the information in completing a tax return.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Inventors: Eric D. Fox, Robert W. Gregory, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11769030
    Abstract: The application provides an enrolment card for a biometric card with a first card body. The enrolment card includes a battery for providing electrical power, a microcontroller unit that is electrically connected to the battery, and a plurality of contact pins that are electrically connected to the battery and to the microcontroller unit. The enrolment card further includes a second card body with a card engagement element. The second card body is sized to correspond to the first card body. The battery and the second microcontroller unit are embedded in the second card body. The enrolment card provides an enrolment mode, wherein the card engagement element engages with the first card body for allowing the contact pins to contact corresponding contact pads of the biometric card and the battery provides the electrical power to the biometric card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Advanide Holdings Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Holger Roessner, Angelo Roessner
  • Patent number: 11769379
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to ATM monitoring and enhancement. A computing platform may detect ATM performance information from an ATM. The computing platform may validate the ATM performance information against baseline ATM performance information. Based on validating the ATM performance information, the computing platform may generate a digital twin for the ATM, and may input the digital twin into a deep learning model for anomaly detection. Based on identifying that the digital twin includes an anomaly, the computing platform may update and simulate the updated digital twin. The computing platform may determine, using smart contracts stored on a distributed ledger, whether or not an update to the ATM based on the updated digital twin is approved. Based on determining that the update to the ATM is approved, the computing platform may direct the ATM to perform a configuration update based on the updated digital twin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Shailendra Singh