Patents Examined by Daniel Walsh
  • Patent number: 10176346
    Abstract: A system for reading transponders may include a printed circuit board and an electrotextile antenna. The printed circuit board may include an RFID reading circuit, and the electrotextile antenna may be electrically connected to the printed circuit board via a connection. The electrotextile antenna may be composed of a material made by blending or coating textiles with a metal, and the electrotextile antenna may be configured to transmit and receive signals between the RFID reading circuit and RFID tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Huyu Qu, Fouad Nusseibeh
  • Patent number: 10163373
    Abstract: A method for updating the position of electronic price tag by graphic code including: step 1, placing a plurality kinds of commodities on a commodity shelf, mounting an electronic price tag screen on the commodity shelf and below the commodities; step 2, displaying at least n position graphic codes with an even interval on the electronic price tag screen; step 3, carrying out a first scan to send the commodity information to a server; step 4, carrying out a second scan to check a position of the commodity; step 5, sending a plurality of size graphic codes with different size information to a position where the position graphic code in step 4 locates; step 6, selecting a size graphic code with a proper size for a third scan by the supermarket tally clerk; step 7, generating a commodity tag by the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: WUXI VISION PEAK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Jin Bao
  • Patent number: 10157337
    Abstract: Embodiments presented herein describe an RFID system for detecting RFID tags in order to track inventory such as a pallet or individual packages. The RFID system includes at least one portal located in an inventory transport area. For example, the portal may be disposed at or near a dock door in a warehouse in order to detect when an RFID tag (and the corresponding inventory) passes through the door—e.g., when the inventory is loaded onto a truck. In one embodiment, the portal defines at least two RFID detection regions. For example, the portal may generate a RFID sensing region and a RFID read region. In one embodiment, a wide beam antenna generates the RFID sensing region while a narrow beam antenna generates the RFID read region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Oleg Kantor, David Bruce McCalib, Jr., Tak Keung Joseph Lui
  • Patent number: 10146977
    Abstract: Provided is an optical information reading device that can reduce an installation load on a user, and can accurately read a code provided to each of various workpieces. A polarized illumination light source includes light emitters that irradiate the workpiece with illumination light through a polarization filter. A non-polarized illumination light source includes light emitters that irradiate the workpiece with illumination light without through a polarization filter. An imaging element is provided with a polarization filter having a polarization direction different from a polarization direction of the polarization filter of the light emitters. Either of the polarized illumination light source and the non-polarized illumination light source is used in accordance with the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Keyence Corporation
    Inventors: Hidezumi Nagata, Taichi Tajika, Yusuke Otsubo
  • Patent number: 10134217
    Abstract: A secure electronic entity, adapted to store at least one object, includes a unit for measuring the passage of time as from a reference date associated with the object. It includes a unit for storing a life span assigned to the object co-operating with the time measuring unit so as to compare the time elapsed and the life span. It further includes an updating and invalidating unit, to update the object life span or to temporarily or permanently disable the object if the comparison shows that the time elapsed exceeds the life span. The invention is in particular applicable to smart cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: IDEMIA FRANCE
    Inventors: Renan Abgrall, Bernard Geffrotin
  • Patent number: 10108909
    Abstract: The invention provides a system for verification of tickets issued for receipt of goods and/or services, which system comprises: one or more tickets, one or more ticket identification codes corresponding to each ticket, wherein each ticket identification code is unique to each ticket, a database server storing the ticket identification codes, and a mobile device, wherein the mobile device is in communication with the database server and is capable of reading the ticket identification codes. The system provides event staff with a reliable and efficient system for verifying the authenticity and tracking redemption of issued tickets. The system also provides event staff with stored customer data upon scanning a ticket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
    Inventors: Stephen Sulavik, Julie Yee, Jeanetta Skorzewski
  • Patent number: 10102462
    Abstract: An optically variable device uses a data storage layer with a nano-optical bit system to store data. The optically variable device encodes the data using spectral signatures (such as colors) as variables. In some embodiments, the optically variable device uses angle multiplexing to store machine-readable data and an image. The optically variable device can be used as a secure data storage medium for a large volume of data. The storage capacity can be increased by increasing the number of color variables and by introducing additional variables such as intensity and polarization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: IE-9 Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Sasan Vosoogh-Grayli, Siamack Vosoogh-Grayli
  • Patent number: 10088122
    Abstract: An integrated lamp is provided, including: a shell member, defining a mounting space; a light-evening member, disposed within the mounting space, including an incident portion and a light-penetrable region; a first LED unit, disposed within the mounting space, at least part of light from the first LED unit being incident into the incident portion and diffused within the light-penetrable region to become a surface light source; a second LED unit, disposed within the mounting space, overlapping with the light-penetrable region, configured to light to form at least one point light source; wherein the light form the first LED unit and the light form the second LED unit emit out from the light-penetrable region, at the same time or respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: JUTE INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shih-Chieh Wei
  • Patent number: 10078767
    Abstract: An RFID system for selectively communicating with a targeted transponder from among a group of multiple adjacent transponders is provided. The RFID system may include a transponder conveyance system adapted to transport at least one targeted transponder from a group of multiple adjacent transponders through a transponder encoding area along a feeding direction and an antenna having a resonant inductor and a ferrite material, wherein the ferrite material at least partially covers the resonant inductor and defines an exposed portion of the resonant inductor. In one antenna-transponder alignment, the exposed portion extends substantially parallel to the feeding direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: ZIH Corp.
    Inventors: Boris Y. Tsirline, Karl Torchalski
  • Patent number: 10073953
    Abstract: Provided are a wearable personal digital device and related methods. The wearable personal digital device may comprise a processor, a display, biometric sensors, activity tracking sensors, a memory unit, a communication circuit, a housing, an input unit, a projector, a timepiece unit, a haptic touch control actuator, and a band. The processor may be operable to receive data from an external device, provide a notification to a user based on the data, receive a user input, and perform a command selected based on the user input. The communication circuit may be communicatively coupled to the processor and operable to connect to a wireless network and communicate with the external device. The housing may be adapted to enclose the components of the wearable personal digital device. The band may be adapted to attach to the housing and secure the wearable personal digital device on a user body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: WORLD AWARD ACADEMY, WORLD AWARD FOUNDATION, AMOBILEPAY, INC.
    Inventor: Zhou Tian Xing
  • Patent number: 10066813
    Abstract: A socket assembly is disclosed. The socket assembly includes a light emitting diode (LED) package having an LED printed circuit board (PCB), a base frame, an isolator frame, and an electrical contact. The base frame has a base mounted to a support structure and a spring finger extending from the base, the spring finger applying a clamping force to the LED PCB that acts in a direction toward the support structure. The isolator frame is mounted to the support structure. The electrical contact is electrically connected to the LED PCB and disposed within the isolator frame, such that the isolator frame electrically isolates the base frame from the electrical contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Nederland BV
    Inventors: Peter Poorter, Jeroen Iedema, Olaf Leijnse
  • Patent number: 10067069
    Abstract: Machine vision systems are provided. More specifically, machine vision systems are provided that incorporate polarized illumination and detection. Polarized electromagnetic radiation may be used to reduce glare and enable increased flashing speed in machine vision detection systems. Ultra-high power light sources, heat tolerant polarizing media and optical-path systems may be coupled with ultra-high speed flashing systems to enable increased web-speed while maintaining necessary accuracy in web-scanning operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Gilbert Pinter
  • Patent number: 10055714
    Abstract: Provided is a method for issuing single-use and multiple-use digital currency via a mobile and wearable device. The method may include receiving a currency issuance request from a user, prompting the user to enter a user authentication information, accessing a user account maintained by a currency issuer, generating the digital currency based on payment data of the user account, and providing the digital currency to the mobile and wearable device. The method may continue with receiving a transaction request from a merchant and matching merchant identification data provided by the user in the currency issuance request and merchant identification data provide by the merchant. If the match of the merchant identification data is determined, the method may continue with authorizing a payment transaction by transferring a payment amount from the digital currency to a merchant account associated with the merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: WORLD AWARD ACADEMY, WORLD AWARD FOUNDATION, AMOBILEPAY, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew H B Zhou, Dylan T X Zhou, Tiger T G Zhou, Zhou Tian Xing, Mary M Z Xi
  • Patent number: 10049249
    Abstract: Indicia readers may be configured with two illumination light sources: a primary light source for illuminating primary indicia (e.g., a barcode) and a secondary ultraviolet (UV) light source for revealing secondary indicia (e.g., UV fluorescent watermarks) that are used to protect against counterfeit and fraud. Ultraviolet light can be harmful. The present invention embraces methods and a device for controlling the secondary UV light source to limit UV exposure. When an exposure risks is detected, the UV light source is deactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Furlong, Sean Philip Kearney
  • Patent number: 10049831
    Abstract: A trigger assembly and scanner terminal are described. The trigger assembly includes two parts. A rigid first part stores a pressure sensitive switch and a printed circuit board. An elastic second part contacts the pressure sensitive switch in response to a level of pressure applied to the trigger assembly. The first part and second part are formed from a continuous piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: DATALOGIC IP TECH S.R.L.
    Inventors: Giovanni Minafò, Simone Paolizzi
  • Patent number: 10002267
    Abstract: A method for checking value documents includes checking a security element having a plurality of magnetic regions, including a high-coercivity magnetic region, optionally a low-coercivity magnetic region and optionally a combined magnetic region which contains the high-coercivity as well as the low-coercivity magnetic material, and optionally a soft-magnetic magnetic region. After the magnetization of all the magnetic regions in a first direction, first magnetic signals of the security element are detected with a first magnetic detector. Subsequently, a second magnetization is performed wherein the low-coercivity magnetic material is remagnetized anti-parallel to the first magnetization, but the high-coercivity magnetic material remains aligned in the first magnetization direction. Second magnetic signals are detected with a second magnetic detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventor: Jurgen Schutzmann
  • Patent number: 9964891
    Abstract: A replaceable unit for an image forming apparatus according to one example embodiment includes a housing and at least one transmissive member positioned on an exterior of the housing. The at least one transmissive member is arranged to receive optical energy from the image forming apparatus and has a transmissivity for modifying an amount of the optical energy that leaves the at least one transmissive member relative to an amount of the optical energy received by the at least one transmissive member. The at least one transmissive member indicates information relating to a characteristic of the replaceable unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: John Douglas Anderson, Christopher Michael Nelson, Brian Keith Owens, Adam Randal Wiedemann
  • Patent number: 9955556
    Abstract: In one aspect, a system for controlling lighting effect on a mobile device may include at least a 3C client end having at least one mobile device, at least a light effect control (LEC) end, and a server. Through a network, the server can connect with the 3C client end and the LEC client end. In one embodiment, the server can connect to a plurality of 3C client ends concurrently, but only enables a single LEC client end to connect thereto. The server has a database which is configured to separately store data of the 3C client ends, the LEC client ends and communications therebetween. Each of the venues has a plurality of preset flash lighting patterns for the 3C client ends, and the venue comprises its identified data and service data which are individually saved in the database and can be retrieved once the server is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventor: Zhuochao Niu
  • Patent number: 9953308
    Abstract: Provided are computer implemented methods and systems for messaging, calling, and single-touch and one-scan payments and buying via mobile and wearable devices. An exemplary system comprises a processor and a database in communication with the processor. The processor is configured to provide a haptic control associated with the system. The haptic control is shown on a display of a mobile and wearable device overlapping other visual elements. The haptic control provides mode selection elements associated with a payment, messaging, and calling modes. The processor receives a selection of the payment mode via the mode selection elements from a user. Upon the selection, context is extracted from the display. Based on the context, a payment transaction type which the user intends to perform is determined. The payment transaction type includes a payment receiving transaction and a payment sending transaction. Based on the determining, a transaction request is sent to a financial institution using the extraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: WORLD AWARD ACADEMY, WORLD AWARD FOUNDATION, AMOBILEPAY, INC.
    Inventor: Zhou Tian Xing
  • Patent number: 9946910
    Abstract: Provided is an optical information reading device that can reduce an installation load on a user, and can accurately read a code provided to each of various workpieces. A polarized illumination light source includes light emitters that irradiate the workpiece with illumination light through a polarization filter. A non-polarized illumination light source includes light emitters that irradiate the workpiece with illumination light without through a polarization filter. An imaging element is provided with a polarization filter having a polarization direction different from a polarization direction of the polarization filter of the light emitters. Either of the polarized illumination light source and the non-polarized illumination light source is used in accordance with the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Keyence Corporation
    Inventors: Hidezumi Nagata, Taichi Tajika, Yusuke Otsubo