Patents Examined by Daniel A. Hess
  • Patent number: 11126906
    Abstract: In accordance with a first aspect of the present disclosure, a radio frequency identification (RFID) transponder is provided, comprising a modulator and a controller, wherein: the modulator is configured to generate a modulated signal to be transmitted to an external RFID reader; the controller is configured to increase a transmitter impedance during a first period of time; the controller is configured to decrease the transmitter impedance by enabling the modulator during a second period of time. In accordance with a second aspect of the present disclosure, a corresponding method of operating a radio frequency identification (RFID) transponder is conceived.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Thomas Pichler
  • Patent number: 11115787
    Abstract: A code attribution control system includes unique codes. Each code is arranged or marked openly accessible legible or scannable on a sales item. One or more of the sales items is openly and freely displayed and for sale within a physical border of a physical shop. The item initially is allocated a status code attribute as “not sold” in said attribution control system, wherein for a consumer to establish ownership or indication of ownership of the item, the consumer scans and registers the code outside the border of the shop. The status code attribute is changed to “sold” in the attribution control system, after which owner restricted services related to the item will be made available to the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: KEZZLER AS
    Inventor: Magnar Løken
  • Patent number: 11113917
    Abstract: A method for implementing banknote counting includes: if counterfeit banknote is detected in the banknote counting process, recording the sequence, the denomination, and the quantity of the counterfeit banknote; extracting the counterfeit banknote and calculating the amount of the counterfeit banknote; determining, according to a user identity information, whether a circulation amount of counterfeit currency and number of times of circulation of counterfeit currency having a mapping relationship to the user identity information exist in a preset counterfeit currency circulation database; if existing, updating the circulation amount of counterfeit currency and changing the number of times of circulation of counterfeit currency; and if the updated circulation amount of counterfeit currency is greater than a preset amount threshold and the updated number of times of circulation of counterfeit currency is greater than a preset number of circulation threshold, sending an investigation instruction to the public sec
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Comix Business Machine(Shenzhen)Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Qinpeng Chen
  • Patent number: 11113915
    Abstract: The invention provides for a system for processing tendered ballots. A table for a poll worker is provided on which the ballots are sorted and processed. A camera is directed to the work space on the table. The image from the camera is both digitally stored and provided to the poll watchers via a viewing screen. The poll worker then knows that his actions are being monitored and recorded, thereby reducing thoughts of trying to “fix” the vote.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Mark Ellery Ogram
  • Patent number: 11104177
    Abstract: A structure for secure containment of information (SSCI) that is in the form of a laminate which includes at least two layers. The laminate is constructed to contain information such as a code, serial number, informational feature, encryption key or personal identification number (PIN). The information is located between the layer of the laminate such that the code, serial number, informational feature, encryption key, or PIN is not detectable from outside the laminate. The SSCI is configured to provide access and expose the code, serial number, informational feature, encryption key, or PIN by delaminating at least one layer, thereby indicating that tampering has occurred to the laminate. The SSCI can also function as a public key or private key for a blockchain, to provide access to a physical lock or to provide account access to claim financial value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Adam Trexler, Laurie Johansen, Paul Diffendaffer, Kelda Diffendaffer
  • Patent number: 11105690
    Abstract: To address the problem of providing a temperature history indicator capable of specifying a time when a temperature deviated from a set temperature range, a temperature history indicator according to the present invention is characterized in being provided with a substrate and temperature indicators that irreversibly change color upon deviation from a set temperature range, and in that a plurality of the temperature indicators are provided on the substrate, the temperatures at which the temperature indicators change color a within ±2° C. of each other, and the temperature indicators change color after different amounts of time from deviation from the set temperature range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Tada, Tomotoshi Ishida, Hiroshi Sasaki, Kohhei Aida, Masahiro Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 11100816
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for selecting a face material for a printable label and to a printed label comprising the face material, which is selected by the method. According to an embodiment the method comprises preselecting steps, printing step(s) comprising printing of the preselected face materials using printing method(s) providing a human-readable information and a machine-readable information, evaluating steps, and a final selecting step comprising selecting of the face material, which comprises the human-readable information exhibiting a halftone resolution at least 30 L/cm and the machine-readable information exhibiting final data area module size less than 1.0 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: UPM RAFLATAC OY
    Inventor: Markku Koivisto
  • Patent number: 11093589
    Abstract: The present invention is generally directed toward a mobile device that can be used in a secure access system. More specifically, the mobile device can have credential data loaded thereon remotely updated, enabled, disabled, revoked, or otherwise altered with a message sent from, for example, a control panel and/or controller in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Peter R. Lowe
  • Patent number: 11089120
    Abstract: QR codes or the like are used in hardlink applications, by which different users may receive different information in response to a user's interaction with a touchpoint. The content delivered to a particular user in response to a hardlink code or a presented hyperlink may be dependent on the time of the scan, the geographic location of the user, a weather condition at the geographical location, personal information associated with the user, a number of previous scans of the code by prior individuals, and any combination of the these or other variables, which may be determined by an originator of the QR code or other party. User devices may be re-directed to alternate content or network addresses based on one or more programmed conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: LIFE IN MOBILE INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: John W. Lim, John M. Packes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11087316
    Abstract: An electronic tag to be authenticated by a system in an authentication phase includes a tag memory. The tag memory stores an encryption key and an information table. The information table has a specific storing attribute quantified with a predetermined value, and is read according to the predetermined value by the system after the authentication phase. The encryption key is derived from the predetermined value, and decrypted by the system in the authentication phase for authentication of the electronic tag. A system and method for securing an electronic tag is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: TAIWAN DEVELOPMENT & CONSTRUCTION CO.
    Inventor: Jim Tung-Hai Chow
  • Patent number: 11082506
    Abstract: QR codes or the like are used in hardlink applications, by which different users may receive different information in response to a user's interaction with a touchpoint. The content delivered to a particular user in response to a hardlink code or a presented hyperlink may be dependent on the time of the scan, the geographic location of the user, a weather condition at the geographical location, personal information associated with the user, a number of previous scans of the code by prior individuals, and any combination of the these or other variables, which may be determined by an originator of the QR code or other party. User devices may be re-directed to alternate content or network addresses based on one or more programmed conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: LIFE IN MOBILE INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: John W. Lim, John M. Packes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11082593
    Abstract: An optical image sensing module includes a base, an optical body, at least one light emitting component, and a sensing unit. The base has a light shielding portion and a bottom portion. The light shielding portion protrudes from the bottom portion. The light shielding portion has a first opening. The bottom portion has a second opening to correspond to the light shielding portion and a third opening adjacent to the second opening. The optical body is located on the base and has a lens portion and a light guiding portion. The lens portion is connected to the light guiding portion, and is adjacent to the first opening. The light emitting component is disposed within the third opening. The sensing unit is disposed in the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: SONIX Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sheng-Jie Chen, Chih-Kai Chang, Yung-Le Chang
  • Patent number: 11068762
    Abstract: A dual code authentication process combining a visible QR code with an invisible randomly generated code which can be alpha, numeric, symbol or image that can only be read with a reading device. A data generation engine is used to create the generated code which is assigned to the QR code and stored in a cloud based database. The QR code is decodable by a handheld reading device which communicates with the cloud based database releasing a copy of the generated code to the reading device. A reader is then used to decode the invisible printed code wherein the user can compare the printed code on the document and the code stored on the cloud based database to determine a match and authenticity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: VerifyMe, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Goldstein, Patrick White
  • Patent number: 11055969
    Abstract: The invention relates to a card vending machine and a method for operating the same. The vending machine dispenses cards that contain electronically stored data, which are read in and processed by downstream systems, such as access control systems, vending systems, parking systems, and other systems. The vending machine is tamper-resistant and is equipped with a continuous glass panel, areas of which serve as a graphic user interface. The vending machine communicates with a central server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: WANZL GMBH & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Juergen Paul, Thomas Gasche, Thomas Lutzenberger
  • Patent number: 11037046
    Abstract: A transaction card construction and computer-implemented methods for a transaction card are described. The transaction card has vector-formatted visible information applied by a laser machining system. In some embodiments, systems and methods are disclosed for enabling the sourcing of visible information using a scalable vector format. The systems and methods may receive a request to add visible information to a transaction card and capture an image of the visible information. The systems and methods may capture data representing the image. The systems and methods may also determine an ambient color saturation of the image. Further, systems and methods may translate the image based on the ambient color saturation of the image. The systems and methods may also map the translated image to a bounding box and convert the mapped image into vector format. In addition, the systems and methods may provide the converted image to a laser machining system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Edwards, Jiawei A. Zhao
  • Patent number: 11037235
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for managing information relating to recycling activities are described. One embodiment described herein is directed to a method for accessing aggregated recycling information for use and/or display in connection with an account-based recycling program. The method comprises receiving first and second container information, the first container information concerning a plurality of first containers for a first recycling transaction and the second container information concerning a plurality of second containers for a second recycling transaction. The first and second container information is stored and associated account information concerning at least one consumer account. The method further comprises accessing, in response to receiving a query relating to a plurality of recycling transactions, information relating to at least the first and second containers so as to enable the use and/or display of aggregated recycling information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Count & Crush Systems, LLC
    Inventors: William Hunscher, Frank Whittier
  • Patent number: 11030511
    Abstract: A device for holding a radio frequency identification (RFID) device and securing the RFID device to another object, particularly an object having a curved or irregular shaped surface. The device includes multiple locking plates that interleave or overlap within slots formed in the base of a container holding an RFID device. One of more locking members integral with the locking plates assist in securing one locking plate to another and resist separating the locking plates once installed. Flanges or extensions extend outside of the base and provide structure to secure the device to an object to be identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: ASSAABLOY AB
    Inventors: Eric Suligoj, Jean-Miguel Robadey, Elies Ennabli, Gilles Horisberger
  • Patent number: 11017377
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for wireless secure payment and data transaction with biometric enrollment and authentication including an active and passive hybrid device for secure wireless data transaction including a secure element adapted for storing at least one secure applet and at least one data segment for secure contactless data transaction and operatively connected with an active operation unit and a passive operation unit; and preferably the active operation unit is adapted to be connected removably with the secure element; and wherein the hybrid device is configured to be switchable between an active state in which the active operation unit is activated on demand to enable the hybrid device to function as an active device and adapted for provisioning various data to the secure element; and a passive state in which the active operation unit is deactivated and the passive operation unit is activated to enable the hybrid device to function as a passive device and adapted for conducting data verification a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventor: Ka Wai Wayne Leung
  • Patent number: 11016960
    Abstract: Systems and methods to perform virtual item transactions within a collaboration platform. In some implementations, entries in a secure ledger are generated to record transactions of virtual items making up an exchange or trade transaction. Entries in the secured ledger are each linked to a preceding entry using one or more hash values. A claim can be received from a first user account to dispute a transaction. Responsive to the claim, the transaction can be verified and an account restore operation can be performed when a transaction was not completed according to user intent, and virtual items can be restored to user accounts when a transaction was not completed as intended according to the secure ledger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Roblox Corporation
    Inventor: Arthur Malan
  • Patent number: 11015901
    Abstract: The invention discloses a wireless control structure of an aiming device comprising a remote controller and a wireless receiver connected wirelessly therewith. Said wireless receiver is installed on the aiming device and is connected with the switch of aiming device; said remote controller includes the remote control chip and keys, indicator light and transmit antenna connected with the remote control chip; said wireless receiver includes the receiving chip and receiving antenna connected therewith. The invention has achieved wireless control of aiming device via a wireless control structure of aiming device and simplified control structure of current aiming device, making the control of aiming device more convenient and visually beautiful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventors: Jialei Ma, Yongliang Chen, Xiaolu Zuo