Patents Examined by Daniel Stcyr
  • Patent number: 8695885
    Abstract: A method for manufacture of a contactless smart card device including mounting at least one antenna and at least one smart card module onto a substrate layer, placing aramagnetic material over at least part of the at least one antenna, and laminating the substrate layer and the paramagnetic material to provide a laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventors: Oded Bashan, Guy Shafran, Tom Rahav, Dudu Lev
  • Patent number: 8628004
    Abstract: Systems and methods for utilizing electronic keying features stored within one of the components (e.g., I/O modules, terminal blocks, bases) of I/O devices may include reading or detecting the electronic keying features using electronic key identification circuitry in one of the other components of the I/O devices. More specifically, the electronic keying features may include unique identification keys that may be read or detected by the electronic key identification circuitry to determine whether the components (e.g., a paired I/O module and terminal block) are associated with each other and intended to operate together. For example, the electronic key feature may be disposed within a terminal block and the electronic key identification circuitry may be disposed within an I/O module, or vice versa. In addition, the electronic key feature and/or the electronic key identification circuitry may be removable from their respective component of the I/O device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph G. Vazach, David S. Wehrle, Douglas R. Bodmann, Robert J. Kretschmann, Gregg M. Sichner
  • Patent number: 8608075
    Abstract: Disclosed is a code reading apparatus including a control section including: a first adjustment section repeating focus setting within a first execution time to execute first focus adjustment; a second adjustment section changing a focal position of a variable focal lens within a second execution time to execute second focus adjustment; a timer section counting a first execution number of the first focus adjustment and a second execution number of the second focus adjustment; and a time setting section setting the first execution time to be shortened starting from a predetermined first initial set time such that the first execution time is shortened as the first execution number increases, and setting the second execution time to be shortened starting from a predetermined second initial set time such that the second execution time is shortened as the second execution number increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Tanimoto, Yasuaki Ogawa, Keiichi Tanioka
  • Patent number: 8602312
    Abstract: Dynamic magnetic stripe communications devices are provided as magnetic stripe emulators. A magnetic stripe emulator may include a coil. Drive circuits may be coupled to this coil in order to produce electromagnetic fields from the coil operable to communicate with a magnetic stripe reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Dynamics Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce S. Cloutier, David N. Lambeth, James H. Workley
  • Patent number: 8544729
    Abstract: The present disclosure facilitates gesture-based interaction with a computer-system. The method may comprise pairing a transaction account with a likeness, receiving the likeness and a transaction request based upon the location of a marker in three dimensional space, retrieving the transaction account paired with the likeness, and approving the transaction request at least partially based upon the transaction account and the likeness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Dilip Aidasani, Kimberly Alderfer, Kate T. King, Lisa M. Knight, Stuart Rolinson
  • Patent number: 8381985
    Abstract: A hand held device containing at least one camera can perform various functions. In some embodiments, the device may have a primary lens for focusing on distant objects, and a secondary lens that may be combined with the primary lens for focusing on up-close objects. The secondary lens may be movable in and out of the optical path to permit such a transition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Bran Ferren, Keith H. Nishihara
  • Patent number: 8297516
    Abstract: Without using a component such as a chip coil, a winding pattern is formed with a wire with which a main wiring pattern is formed. This enables to deal with the flexibility by realizing a thin product using a coil antenna. Further, the wiring pattern is designed such that the winding pattern is provided and distributed to the main wiring pattern forming a loop, and is formed with the wire so as to have a wound shape small enough compared with the main wiring pattern. In this way, the ratio of the self-inductance to the mutual inductance is appropriately made further large, so that the mutual inductance is made comparatively small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: NHK Spring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Fukushima, Kenji Yamamotoya, Masayuki Miura, Kenichiro Tami
  • Patent number: 8297520
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to storing a secure application directory within a contactless smart card. The contactless smart card include secure memory area for storing software applications and may include a default application directory for listing the software applications stored within the contactless smart card to an external card reader. A second application directory is stored with an access key and a listing of a second set of software applications within the same contactless smart card. The second application directory includes improved application directory entries, where each application directory entry includes an application identifier, a starting memory block byte value, and a size byte value for each of the second set of software applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Michael John Wakerly, Jonathan Wall
  • Patent number: 8292166
    Abstract: A matrix code reader may detect a matrix code (such as a QR code), which may be displayed along with content and include information identifying the content. The matrix code reader may obtain user information associated with a social networking service and, based at least on the content information and the user information, may transmit an instruction to the social networking service to perform a social networking service function. The matrix code reader may obtain the user information and/or the instruction to perform the social networking service function from information included in the matrix code, from a non-transitory storage medium of the matrix code reader, from a user, and so on. In some implementations, the matrix code reader may determine that additional information or a confirmation to transmit the instructions is needed and may prompt a user for the additional information or confirmation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Mark H. Gomez, Jason Anguiano
  • Patent number: 8282011
    Abstract: A tamper sensitive RFID tag includes a housing defining a channel that is configured to receive a portion of an object associated with the RFID tag. Included with the tamper sensitive RFID tag is a tamper sensitive RFID label that is adhesively secured to a first portion of the housing, and a second securement means for securing the RFID label to a second portion of the housing in a position between the first and second portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Derovations Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Skoine, Hans Steege, Joel Greenblatt
  • Patent number: 8261968
    Abstract: A method of use of a paper-sheet handling system including the steps of: preparing a paper-sheet handling system configured to handle a bundle of paper-sheets including banknotes and bar-code tickets, the paper-sheet handling system including, a banknote handling machine configured to take in the paper-sheets from the exterior, one sheet at a time, discriminate the banknotes from the paper-sheets taken therein, and reject the paper-sheets when the paper-sheets other than the banknotes are taken therein, a bar-code ticket handling machine configured to take in paper-sheets from the exterior, one sheet at a time, read the bar-code information of each bar-code ticket included in the paper-sheets taken therein while obtaining an image of the bar-code ticket, and reject the paper-sheets when the paper-sheets other than the bar-code tickets are taken therein, and a host controller being communicatively connected both with the banknote handling machine and with the bar-code ticket handling machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Glory Ltd.
    Inventors: Sadaaki Uesaka, Hiroya Mouri, John Prather, Sadatoshi Kusatani
  • Patent number: 8251289
    Abstract: A data protecting electronic device is adapted to read and store information, and includes: a circuit board; a first loop circuit, having a first contact and a second contact, constituting a wire mesh, and positioned on the circuit board; a substrate, configured on the circuit board; a data reading element, electrically connected to the first loop circuit, and one end thereof being passed through the circuit board to position on the substrate; a cover, covering the circuit board; a flexible circuit board, stuck to inner faces of the cover, and including a second loop circuit having a third contact and constituting the wire mesh; an electrical conductor, having a first end connected to the second contact and a second end connected to the third contact; and a conducting element, electrically connected to the first contact and covered by the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Uniform Industrial Corp.
    Inventor: Yu-Tsung Chen
  • Patent number: 8245919
    Abstract: The present disclosure facilitates gesture-based interaction with a computer-system. The method may comprise pairing a transaction account with a likeness, receiving the likeness and a transaction request based upon the location of a marker in three dimensional space, retrieving the transaction account paired with the likeness, and approving the transaction request at least partially based upon the transaction account and the likeness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Dilip Aidasani, Kimberly Alderfer, Kate T. King, Lisa Knight, Stuart Rolinson
  • Patent number: 8245921
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electronic toll settlement system and apparatus of a vehicle, more particularly, to a technology that settles a toll of a vehicle with a high-pass system through an identification card of a mobile communications terminal instead of a smart card in a high-pass terminal which is built in a mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Un Hwan Sol
  • Patent number: 8240561
    Abstract: Techniques for authenticating a contactless smartcard in a card processing system are disclosed. A card reader measures an impulse response associated with the contactless smartcard during outbound modulation of an RF carrier and compares measured impulse data to reference impulse data. The reference impulse data can be stored at the card reader or obtained from the contactless smartcard in an encrypted form. Optionally, the card reader issues one or more challenges to the contactless smartcard in connection with a card transaction and verifies a response to the one or more challenges using calibration data. The card reader can determine the card's authenticity based on the impulse data, the response to one or more challenges, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas Busch-Sorensen
  • Patent number: 8226012
    Abstract: A technique for operating an ad-hoc wireless communication network includes providing 400 a plurality of price checking stations 102 having wireless communication capabilities, designating 402 one of the price checking stations 102 as a master station in the ad-hoc network, and designating the remaining stations as slave stations 100, and communicating with devices 104-110 deployed in the network using the wireless communications capabilities of the price checking stations 100, 102.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas K. Roslak, Luis F. Llamas Martinez Garza, Patrick S. Riechel
  • Patent number: 8215553
    Abstract: Directional albedo of a particular article, such as an identity card, is measured and stored. When the article is later presented, it can be confirmed to be the same particular article by re-measuring the albedo function, and checking for correspondence against the earlier-stored data. The re-measuring can be performed through us of a handheld optical device, such as a camera-equipped cell phone. The albedo function can serve as random key data in a variety of cryptographic applications. The function can be changed during the life of the article through use of a variety of different card constructions (e.g., involving quantum dots, phase change materials, MEMS structures, etc.). A variety of other arrangements and features are also detailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Geoffrey B. Rhoads, Tony F. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 8215557
    Abstract: A low profile, color-based counting system. A housing has a light source, such as a matrix of LEDs, preferably disposed in the housing for generating electromagnetic radiation upwardly. A removable, translucent tray is disposed above the light source. A second light source can be added above the tray, directing light downwardly thereto. A color camera is mounted on the housing and above the removable translucent tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Innovation Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Mary Reno, Doyle M. Jensen, Joseph H. Boyer, William Bennett, James G. McGonigal, Mark D. Jones, Todd E. Bower, Alecia K. Lashier, Fletcher Chapin, Jr., Yan L. Liang, John P. Boyer
  • Patent number: 8201748
    Abstract: A precursor for a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag includes a conductive lead frame with at least three segments, an RFID Integrated Circuit (IC) with at least two antenna terminals, and at least two jumpers. The RFID IC is mounted on at least one of the segments. The antenna terminals are electrically coupled to at least two of the segments, and the jumpers electrically couple the segments such that the coupled segments form a two-turn coil between the antenna terminals of the RFID IC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Impinj, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald L. Koepp, Ronald A. Oliver, Jay Fassett, Christopher J. Diorio
  • Patent number: 8196818
    Abstract: Interrogation of an electronic device by a first terminal is facilitated, to obtain an account number associated with the electronic device. The electronic device is configured according to a payment specification. The first terminal has a first terminal payment module configured according to the payment specification and a first terminal electronic merchandise module configured according to the electronic merchandise infrastructure and coupled to the first terminal payment module to permit transfer of non-payment e-merchandise related information from the first terminal electronic merchandise module to the first terminal payment module. The interrogation of the electronic device is performed by the first terminal payment module. Generation of non-payment e-merchandise related information by the first terminal electronic merchandise module is facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventors: Eddy L. H. Van de Velde, David A. Roberts, Patrik Smets, Duncan Garrett, Jean-Paul Rans