Patents Examined by Daniel Hess
  • Patent number: 10839181
    Abstract: Systems and methods for synchronizing a barcode decode with a video camera to improve accuracy of retail POS loss prevention are disclosed herein. An example system includes a video camera configured to capture a set of frames associated with a target object, the set of frames having a first number of frames; a symbology reader configured to: (i) decode a symbology attached to the target object and (ii) generate a signal based on the successful decoding of the symbology attached to the target object; and a processor configured to analyze a sub-set of the set of frames based on the signal, the sub-set of the set of frames having a second number of frames that is smaller than the first number of frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher J. Fjellstad, Abhilash Gururaja, Sajan Wilfred, Vincent J. Daempfle
  • Patent number: 10832116
    Abstract: A metal contactless smart card includes a first metal layer having a first slit, a second layer, a radio-frequency integrated circuit chip module, and an inlay having an antenna. A nonconductive insert may be fitted in the slit. The first metal layer may include an inlay recess where the inlay may be received and a through-hole where the chip may be inserted. The second layer of the smart card may be made of metal and may also include a slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventors: Soo Hyang Kang, Nam Joo Kim
  • Patent number: 10832231
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for point-of-sale customization service. A processor executing a point-of-sale customization service can receive a unique identifier associated with a user device detected in a proximity of a computing device. The processor can query preferences stored in a data store using the unique identifier and identify point-of-sale preferences associated with the user device based upon the querying. The processor can transmit the point-of-sale preferences to the computing device to apply to a transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ari Craine, James H. Pratt
  • Patent number: 10825018
    Abstract: A user enables a communication, such as through a tap, between an NFC-enabled payment or funding card and a mobile device. Card information, such as the card number, type, and expiration date, are read by the mobile device. The user is then authenticated through the user device, such as by entering a CVV code, a PIN for the card, a cardholder name, and/or a billing address for the card. If confirmed, the card is added to the user's mobile/cloud wallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Ali Minaei Moghadam
  • Patent number: 10824927
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, data processing system and computer readable medium manages processing of data entries in a data buffer. Data entries are stored in a data buffer. A representation of a two-directional matrix is annotated to mark the data arrivals as a plurality of entries. In addition, the two-directional matrix is annotated to define a valid processing period for the data entries. The data entries in the data buffer are processed by removing the data entries from the data buffer, marked for processing in the two-dimensional matrix during the valid processing period, by annotating the matrix, labeled as ACS, to define the number of available entries as a cumulative sum along the columns, A-X, such that ACS=cumsum(A-X), where ‘cumsum’ is the cumulative column-sum. Finally, the data entries from the data buffer are processed to determine the entries removed from the data buffer as defined by the row-sum of X.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Enernet Global, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Schneider, Brian Gardner
  • Patent number: 10817682
    Abstract: An antenna assembly for a radio frequency identification (RFID) reader includes: a support member having an inner surface and an opposing outer surface; a first bifilar helical antenna element wound about a first helical axis extending from the outer surface of the support member, wherein the first helical axis is exclusive to the first helical antenna element; a first control terminal on the support member, electrically connected with the first bifilar helical antenna element; a second bifilar helical antenna element wound about a second helical axis extending from the outer surface of the support member, wherein the second helical axis is exclusive to the second helical antenna element; and a second control terminal on the support member, electrically connected with the second bifilar helical antenna element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Charles Burton Swope
  • Patent number: 10816306
    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: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: Philip Lyren
  • Patent number: 10816307
    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: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: Philip Lyren
  • Patent number: 10817859
    Abstract: A document handler system and method includes timed operation functionality in which the manufacturer of the document handler may input coded information in the document handler to establish a timed operation of the document handler which may be contingent on continued payments for use of the document handler. Alternatively, or in addition, the timed operation may be used to establish an appropriate warranty period during which the manufacturer is obligated to provide repairs, modification and/or support for the document handler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: JCM American Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Henderson, Bryan Allen Wilcutt, Mark Adams, David Christopher Kubajak, Steven Johnson
  • Patent number: 10817772
    Abstract: An identity determination apparatus includes a first storage unit that stores registration apparatus information used in a case where reference data obtained by imaging a portion of a surface of an object to be determined is registered, material information regarding the object which is a target for identity determination, collation apparatus information used in a case where collation data is acquired, and collation reference information used in collation in association with each other, a second storage unit that stores the registration apparatus information and the material information in association with reference data acquired in advance, a reception unit that receives collation data acquired from the object to be determined in a case where a determination process is performed, the material information, and the collation apparatus information, and a determination unit that reads out the collation reference information corresponding to the material information and the collation apparatus information which a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi Oneda, Tatsuya Yamamoto, Tetsuya Kimura, Kenichiro Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10810540
    Abstract: An inventory location such as a shelf may be used to stow different types of items. Interactions may take place, such as the pick or place of one or more items from the inventory location. Weight data may be acquired from weight sensors coupled to the shelf. A measured change in weight is used to determine a first group of hypotheses. Each of the hypotheses may be descriptive of a different permutation of products being added to or removed from the shelf that could account for the measured change in weight. The weight data is also processed to determine a weight distribution of the items on the shelf. Information about the weight distribution may be used to select a subset of the first group of hypotheses. The subset may be used to determine what items were interacted with, quantity involved, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Gopi Prashanth Gopal, Kun Qian, Ramanathan Palaniappan, Navid Shiee, Jack G Song
  • Patent number: 10810391
    Abstract: A container for a beverage or foodstuff preparation machine, the container for containing beverage or foodstuff material and including a code encoding preparation information. The code includes a reference portion and a data portion. The reference portion has reference units defining a reference liner, and the data portion has a data unit. The data unit is arranged on an encoding line D that intersects the reference line r, and the data unit is arranged a distance d from the intersection as a variable to at least partially encode a parameter of the preparation information. The encoding line D is circular and is arranged with a tangent thereto orthogonal the reference liner at the intersection point. The reference units are arranged with a configuration defining a reference point from which the reference line r extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Andre Noth, Christian Jarisch
  • Patent number: 10803429
    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 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    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: 10803369
    Abstract: A method of generating dimensioning assist information for an item includes: obtaining data associated with a physical size of a graphical dimensioning aid associated with the item; generating dimensioning assist information by encoding the data into a machine-readable data object carried by the item. A method of dimensioning an item includes, at a dimensioning system: capturing an image of the item and the graphical dimensioning aid carried by the item; detecting an edge of the item within the captured image; determining a measurement of the edge; detecting the graphical dimensioning aid within the captured image; determining a measurement of the graphical dimensioning aid; decoding a physical size of the graphical dimensioning aid from a machine-readable data object carried by the item; and dimensioning the edge based on the measurement of the edge, the measurement of the graphical dimensioning aid, and the physical size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: James J. O'Hagan
  • Patent number: 10789522
    Abstract: A near-field communication tag includes a logic section that responds to a radio-frequency identification interrogation signal. An elongated, printed, interconnect has a first end coupled to the integrated circuit. An antenna is on a second end of the interconnect. The antenna is electrically coupled to the conductive lines of the interconnect and operable to send and receive wireless signals of the radio-frequency identification interrogation and communicate the wireless signals with the integrated circuit via the interconnect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Nicholas Meehan, Shiveesh Fotedar, Michael Kuniavsky
  • Patent number: 10789520
    Abstract: A barcoded indicator operative to provide a machine-readable indication of exceedance of at least one threshold by at least one product quality affecting parameter, the barcoded indicator including a first barcode including a first plurality of barcode bars and at least a first colorable area, at least a second barcode including a second plurality of barcode bars and at least a second colorable area, and at least one interposed line extending between the first barcode and the second barcode, the interposed line being capable of preventing a barcode reader from reading parts of the first barcode and of the second barcode as part of a single barcode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Varcode Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaron Nemet, Rotem Eshedkaner, Ephraim Brand
  • Patent number: 10783424
    Abstract: Systems and methods for integrating tags with items. The methods comprise: turning a reel by an amount that allows a portion of an elongate narrow substrate that includes a first tag of a plurality of tags to be paid out (where each of the plurality of tags comprises at least one antenna formed of a trace or wire disposed on the elongate narrow substrate and a communication enabled device coupled to the elongate narrow substrate so as to have an electrical coupling or connection with the at least one antenna); dynamically tuning the first tag to optimize tag performance in view of dielectric and tuning properties of a first item being fabricated; cutting the elongate narrow substrate so as to cause the first tag to be placed on the first item being fabricated; and coupling the first tag to the item being fabricated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SENSORMATIC ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Steve E. Trivelpiece, Bjoern Petersen, Adam S. Bergman, João Vilaça, Gopal Chandramowle, Carlos Gomez Garcia, Melwyn F. Sequeira
  • Patent number: 10783659
    Abstract: A hole location target includes a self-centering insert having a centerline and an optical target attached to the self-centering insert at a fixed position relative to the centerline of the self-centering insert. The optical target includes a light-emitting display. The light-emitting display includes a two-dimensional pattern thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jerald A. Hull, Philip L. Freeman
  • Patent number: 10783728
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for controlling access may include (i) installing on a personal mobile device a mobile device application that enforces an authorization security policy for protected premises, (ii) checking, by the mobile device application and in response to installing the mobile device application, whether the personal mobile device satisfies a condition of the authorization security policy, (iii) granting authorization for the personal mobile device to function as an access card based on a result of checking whether the personal mobile device satisfies the condition of the authorization security policy, and (iv) enforcing an additional access security policy on the personal mobile device after granting authorization for the personal mobile device to function as the access card. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: NortonLifeLock Inc.
    Inventors: Sharad Mhaske, Anuradha Joshi
  • Patent number: 10776680
    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: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Varcode Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaron Nemet, Ephraim Brand, Ahmed M. Tafesh