Patents Examined by Daniel Hess
  • Patent number: 11328271
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for use in facilitating fund transfers between source accounts and destination accounts. One exemplary method includes capturing a computer-readable indicia representative of: a destination account identifier specific to a destination account of a first party and a name of the first party associated with the destination account and, in response to the captured indicia, displaying the name of the first party as a confirmation that the first party is associated with the destination account. The method also includes identifying a source account identifier associated with a source account based on a selection of the source account or on the source account being a default account, and compiling and transmitting a transfer request for a fund transfer based on: the destination account identifier, the source account identifier associated with the identified source account, and a payment amount for the fund transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Sandeep Malhotra, Ian David Alan Maddocks
  • Patent number: 11328563
    Abstract: A Self-Service Terminal (SST) that provides valuable media deposit features is enhanced with an apparatus fastened to an outside surface of the SST. The apparatus is adapted to receive an externally provided valuable media cassette and connect/interface a port of the cassette to an unload infeed port. A transaction interface is enhanced to identify the cassette as a source device for obtaining valuable media during a deposit transaction. The SST feeds the valuable media from the externally connected cassette through media validation and transport modules of the SST into cassettes of a safe and the SST returns rejected media for the deposit transaction back through the modules to return rejected media to the externally interfaced cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: NCR Corporaton
    Inventors: Grant Buchanan Fraser, John Mannion
  • Patent number: 11328305
    Abstract: Provided is a method for one or more businesses to provide services to customers using a network. Also provided is a network that comprises a plurality of nodes. At least some of the plurality of nodes store data that is necessary for one or more businesses to provide services to customers. At least some of the plurality of nodes can process data. Terminal devices associated with customers can be connected to at least one of the plurality of nodes. The method involves terminal devices being connected to one of the plurality of nodes and services being provided to customers by one or more business via the terminal devices and the network without going through the businesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: MUFG Bank, Ltd., Mitsubishi UFJ NICOS Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Riki Sugimoto, Yasushi Kuwabara
  • Patent number: 11313649
    Abstract: An elevation range meter is configured to be used in conjunction with a reticle to provide an offset range marking, such as an offset range distance that a target is located over on the reticle before firing. An offset range distance factors in the range to the target and the elevation of the firearm. The elevation range meter has a weighted dial that rotates with respect to the barrel or elevation angle to indicate an offset range marking, such as a distance, milliradians or minutes of angle, from a plurality of elevation range marking columns on the weighted dial. The weighted dial may have a plurality of columns of elevation range markings and the appropriate column for the determined range may be selected to indicate the offset range distance. The user may then locate the target on the reticle at this offset range distance before firing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Ryan Johnson
  • Patent number: 11314999
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally a method to authenticate a data carrier, such as passports, licenses, identification card . . . by hiding at least two optically encoded image within a data carrier so that the data carrier is authenticated through at least two factor authentication process. In the methods of the present invention, at least two reliable, readable optically encoded image are hidden within the data carrier wherein each of the encoded image is visible through a same decoder device but under different specific lighting conditions without the former having influence on the quality of the latter. The authentication methodology of the present invention provides an improved security, being even more difficult to reproduce by infringers, even more difficult to remove, replace or exchange and easy to check.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Teemu Pohjola
  • Patent number: 11308482
    Abstract: An exemplary system, method, and computer-accessible medium can include, for example, storing on a first device an applet configured to generate a digital tag; receiving a request at the first device for information; configuring the digital tag to be associated with at least one of (i) an application or (ii) an input on a second device, such that receipt of the digital tag by a second device causes the application to launch on the second device; and emitting from the first device a digital tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Wayne Lutz, Jeffrey Rule
  • Patent number: 11308302
    Abstract: Systems and methods for custom functional patterns for optical barcodes are provided. In example embodiments, image data of an image is received from a user device. A candidate shape feature of the image is extracted from the image data. A determination is made that the shape feature satisfies a shape feature rule. In response to the candidate shape feature satisfying the shape feature rule, a custom graphic in the image is identified by comparing the candidate shape feature with a reference shape feature of the custom graphic. In response to identifying the custom graphic, data encoded in a portion of the image is decoded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Landon Anderton, Garrett Gee, Ryan Hornberger, Kirk Ouimet, Kameron Sheffield, Benjamin Turley
  • Patent number: 11301736
    Abstract: A durable pet tag having machine readable indicia. A multiple layer label is pre-assembled and applied and embedded into a metal substrate for durability. A two sided pet tag having machine readable indicia on a first side and human readable indicia on a second side is provided, the human readable indicia being stamped into the side of the substrate opposite the machine readable printed sheet so that a single pet tag is provided with machine readable data to allow finders of lost pets to retrieve owner information using a smart phone and the database accessible with the pet tag machine readable indicia. The pet tag also has human readable indicia to comply with legal requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Kevin Haas, Brad Haas
  • Patent number: 11300670
    Abstract: The system and method of weapon on-board range and velocity tracking using a synchronized clock and a pulse beacon on a fire control system, or the like, coupled with an on-board rear-facing detector and processor. A round or a UAS may use this system to accurately estimate range with respect to the fire control system, over time, and the round's or UAS's velocity at various times along its flight path. The system provides for smaller miss distances, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Choiniere, Jason H. Batchelder, Matthew F. Chrobak
  • Patent number: 11295570
    Abstract: The improved voting machine includes a housing upon which a plurality of voting canisters are disposed. Each of the plurality of voting canisters housing a plurality of voting balls placed along a track. A voting ball dispenser is mounted to the housing to store and dispense the plurality of voting balls. A selector incorporating a movable ball insertion device to receive one of the plurality of voting balls from the voting ball dispenser moves along the track to dispense the one of the plurality of voting balls into one of the plurality of voting canisters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventor: George Henry
  • Patent number: 11288565
    Abstract: A Non-transferable Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) assembly for attachment to an article comprises a RFID module; and a antenna module coupled with the RFID module, the antenna module comprising a conductive layer, a substrate, and an adhesive modification layer between the conductive layer and the substrate, the adhesive modification layer configured such that when the assembly is attached to the article and attempt to remove the assembly will cause the substrate to release and leave the conductive layer intact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: NEOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Joe Mullis, Steve Gonzalez, Emily Olanoff
  • Patent number: 11280585
    Abstract: A point of aim shows where a weapon is aimed on a target. An electronic device determines an impact location on the target of a projectile fired from the weapon, determines a distance from the point of aim to the impact location, and moves the point of aim in order to sight the weapon to the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventor: Philip Lyren
  • Patent number: 11281953
    Abstract: A key fob, comprising an electronic communication circuit, a processor, and a battery configured to power the electronic communication circuit and the processor, further comprises: a communication module for exchanging data with an external electronic communication device, an access control module for exchanging access control data with an external electronic access control device, and a user activatable operating element which activates the communication module, or the access control module, depending on actuation of the operating element by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: LEGIC Identsystems AG
    Inventors: Sebastian Guerrero, Rolf Lanz, Marcel Pl├╝ss, Paul Studerus
  • Patent number: 11282086
    Abstract: Techniques for detecting counterfeit checks include using sensors to determine correspondence between items detected on a check using machine vision. Correspondence between different items on a received check is used to generate a check score, which is compared to a risk-based threshold to determine how a transaction involving the check should be handled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Reynaldo Medina, III, Robert G. Wood, Nandhini Sridaran, Adam Newman, Mario Gutierrez, William Barfield
  • Patent number: 11275981
    Abstract: An object with an icon thereon encodes a bit sequence. The icon comprises a plurality of concentric rings, each of the plurality of concentric rings is divided into a plurality of data sectors. Each of the plurality of data sectors is associated with a corresponding bit in the bit sequence, and each of the plurality of data sectors encodes the corresponding bit based on the presence or absence of a line segment in the sector. The plurality of concentric rings further comprises at least three anchor sectors on one or more of the plurality of concentric rings, the at least three anchor sectors comprise an anchor mark. The plurality of concentric rings further comprises one or more error correction sectors, each of the one or more error correction sectors encodes a corresponding error correction bit based on the presence or absence of a line segment in the error correction sector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventors: William Patrick Brandt, Joseph Walter Bechely, IV, Lucas Persona, Daniel Nicoletti
  • Patent number: 11263854
    Abstract: The magnetic checking of value documents with highly coercive and/or lowly coercive magnetic regions, involves after the magnetization of all magnetic regions in a first direction, a second magnetization is effected, in which only the lowly coercive magnetic material is re-magnetized, but the highly coercive magnetic material remains aligned in the first magnetization direction. Magnetic signals are detected with an inductive magnetic detector, having several measuring tracks transverse to the transport direction of the value document. To evaluate the magnetic signals of the measuring tracks, the strongest two local minima and/or maxima of the respective magnetic signal are ascertained by a measuring track as a function of time. A minima comparison value and/or maxima comparison value of the respective measuring track is determined. The magnetic coding of the security element is checked on the basis of the minima comparison values and/or maxima comparison values of the measuring tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventors: Jurgen Schutzmann, Steffen Schmalz
  • Patent number: 11263874
    Abstract: A cash cassette includes a housing, a pick-up module, a push plate, and one or more separator modules. The housing has a dispense end, a floor, and a size suitable to store multiple notes. Each note has a particular note edge. The pick-up module is disposed at the dispense end of the housing and is configured to transfer one note at a time out of the housing. The push plate is movably disposed inside the housing and is configured to bias the notes against the pick-up module. The separator modules are disposed on the floor of the housing proximate to the pick-up module. Each separator module has a rough surface that engages the particular note edges as the notes are pushed onto the separator modules by the push plate. The rough surface loosens individual notes from each other as the notes move across the separator modules toward the pick-up module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Nautilus Hyosung America, Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley K. Armentrout, Kyuno Youn, Seungtae Paik
  • Patent number: 11263604
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for processing credit token and debit token based transactions in a blockchain supported network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: TraDove, Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Yan
  • Patent number: 11250304
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided for light-based authentication of a payment card. The payment card may include a randomized mix of materials. The materials may include transparent or translucent materials. A light source may shine light on a surface of the payment card. Light passing through the card may generate a light pattern that is unique to the payment card. The light pattern may be captured and compared to a reference light pattern to authenticate the payment card. In some embodiments, photodetectors may detect light patterns generated through interactions with the card materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Vijay Kumar Yarabolu
  • Patent number: 11238323
    Abstract: A quality management system for products including a multiplicity of barcoded quality indicators, a barcode indicator reader and a product type responsive indication interpreter, each of the barcoded quality indicators including a first barcode including at least one first colorable area, the first barcode being machine-readable before exceedance of the at least one time and temperature threshold, at least a second barcode including at least one second colorable area, the second barcode not being machine-readable before exceedance of the at least one time and temperature threshold, a coloring agent located at a first location on the indicator and a coloring agent pathway operative to allow the coloring agent to move, from the first location to the first and second colorable areas simultaneously thereby causing the first barcode to become unreadable and at the same time causing the second barcode to become machine-readable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Varcode Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaron Nemet, Ephraim Brand, Ahmed M. Tafesh