Patents Examined by David Tardif
  • Patent number: 10318223
    Abstract: A wearable computing device includes a head-mounted display (HMD) that provides a field of view in which at least a portion of the environment of the wearable computing device is viewable. The HMD is operable to display images superimposed over the field of view. When the wearable computing device determines that a target device is within its environment, the wearable computing device obtains target device information related to the target device from a programmed local tag. The target device information may include information that defines a virtual control interface for controlling the target device and an identification of a defined area of the target device on which the virtual control image is to be provided. The wearable computing device controls the HMD to display the virtual control image as an image superimposed over the defined area of the target device in the field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventor: John Cronin
  • Patent number: 10310161
    Abstract: A planar illumination device according to an embodiment includes: a light source; a light guide plate including a light incident side surface on which the light source is arranged; a housing that includes side walls surrounding outer circumferential surfaces of the light source and the light guide plate; a first light blocking sheet that is adhered to an outer side surface and a top end surface of a side wall opposed to the light source among the side walls and that covers the top end surface, a top surface of the light source, and part of a top surface of the light guide plate; and a second light blocking sheet that is adhered to top end surfaces of the side walls other than the side wall to which the first light blocking sheet is adhered and that covers at least the top end surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI INC.
    Inventor: Kazumasa Adachi
  • Patent number: 10300838
    Abstract: A device for micro-adjustment of a lighting module has a first end including a thread to be driven into a surface of the lighting module. A second end of the device includes a micro-adjustment thread for attachment of a nut. A flange is positioned between the thread of the first end and the micro-adjustment adjustment thread of the second end. The device also includes a driving feature positioned between the flange and the micro-adjustment adjustment thread. The driving feature has an outer diameter that is smaller than an outer diameter of the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: VALEO NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Kayla Greene, Gavin Warner, Mark Madden, Mark Singleton, Brad Baker
  • Patent number: 10296770
    Abstract: There is described an indicia reading terminal that can be operative to capture a succession of frames of image data and that can be operative so that a certain frame of the succession of frames is subject to quality evaluation processing where a result of the quality evaluation processing is responsive to one or more of an incidence and sharpness of edge representations of the frame of image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ynjiun P. Wang, Shulan Deng
  • Patent number: 10289882
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing information flow when handling cargo. A mobile reader may be configured to connect to wirelessly readable memory devices provided on aircraft cargo containers. The memory device stores onward handling information for individual pieces of cargo stored in the container. The mobile reader may be further configured to display the onward handling information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AMADEUS S.A.S.
    Inventors: Matthew Coxall, Maria Krasko
  • Patent number: 10282653
    Abstract: An article of manufacture comprises a wearable, stretchable synthetic or natural textile article. At least one RFID tag is mounted on the wearable, stretchable synthetic or natural textile article. A stretch-activated switch on the at least one RFID tag has a first mode and a second mode. The first mode is associated with a first RFID tag state and the second mode is associated with a second RFID tag state. The stretch-activated switch comprises a ground contact, an RFID enable contact and a contact to slidably engage the ground contact and the RFID enable contact to transition between the first RFID tag state and the second RFID tag state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Scott DeBates, Douglas Lautner, Jagatkumar Shah, Mary Hor-Lao
  • Patent number: 10269197
    Abstract: A system for controlling access to one or more enclosed areas comprises at least one access card reader and controller powered via a Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) interface, each access card reader and controller being capable of controlling access through a particular entrance to a particular enclosed area and an access control server in communication with the at least one access card reader and controller, the access control server being capable of controlling the operation of the at least one access card reader and controller, and a signal converter disposed between the access card reader and the access control server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Isonas, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Radicella, Richard Burkley, Kriston Chapman, Shirl Jones, Roger Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10262364
    Abstract: A card registry system is configured to automatically identify financial card information in one or more credit files associated with a consumer and populate a card registry account of the consumer with the identified financial card information. Once the financial card information has been obtained from the credit file(s), the card registry system may transmit cancellation and/or reissuance requests to the respective card issuers in the instance that one or more cards are compromised, so that the financial cards may be easily and efficiently cancelled and/or reissued at the request of the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: CONSUMERINFO.COM, INC.
    Inventors: Ty Taylor, Michael R. Balducci, Arlene E. Miranda, Laura Gelgand
  • Patent number: 10248965
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and a computer product are provided for a location oriented membership code device. The method includes storing, in a memory of a device, one or more identifiers, wherein each of the one or more identifiers is associated with one or more locations; determining that the device is within a range of a location associated with at least two of the identifiers; selecting which of the least two identifiers to retrieve from the memory of the device based at least partially upon past user behavior; and displaying an indication of the selected identifier on a display of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Guy M. Cohen, Lior Horesh, Raya Horesh, Marco Pistoia
  • Patent number: 10236271
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a wireless chip of which mechanical strength can be increased. Moreover, it is an object of the present invention to provide a wireless chip which can prevent an electric wave from being blocked. The invention is a wireless chip in which a layer having a thin film transistor is fixed to an antenna by an anisotropic conductive adhesive or a conductive layer, and the thin film transistor is connected to the antenna. The antenna has a dielectric layer, a first conductive layer, and a second conductive layer. The dielectric layer is sandwiched between the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer. The first conductive layer serves as a radiating electrode and the second conductive layer serves as a ground contact body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukie Suzuki, Yasuyuki Arai, Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10235543
    Abstract: A booster antenna structure for a chip card. The booster antenna structure includes a first electrical circuit, which forms a first resonant circuit, a second electrical circuit which forms a second resonant circuit, and a parallel coupling between the first electrical circuit and the second electrical circuit. The booster antenna structure is formed of a single wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Walther Pachler, Stephan Rampetzreiter, Harald Witschnig
  • Patent number: 10223559
    Abstract: The tombstone information system is an electronic reliquary that is adapted for use with a tombstone or other funerary marker. The tombstone information system is a memorial device that delivers an encomium of the life of the decedent. The tombstone information system comprises a marker, one or more encomia and a memorial database. The marker is a placard that conveys the index information required to identify and access the encomium associated with the decedent. The memorial database is a data storage device that stores and retrieves the encomium for delivery and display. The memorial database stores and manages one or more encomia. Each encomium selected from the one or more encomia comprises a eulogy, the vital statistics, and references to other relevant information regarding the decedent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Frank Chen
  • Patent number: 10217042
    Abstract: A stretch-activated switch is incorporated in an RFID tag that can be mounted on a stretchable, wearable textile article. The stretch-activated switch can receive a stretch input to place the RFID tag in either an activated or an un-activated state. The stretch input can correspond to a user donning or doffing the stretchable, wearable textile article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Scott DeBates, Douglas Lautner, Jagatkumar Shah, Mary Hor-Lao
  • Patent number: 10210716
    Abstract: A user employs a secure sign-in process via a portable device such as a smartphone to enter an app loaded into the smartphone. The user enters a personal identification number (PIN) in order to access a financial network via the app in order to request cash to be dispensed from a remote cash dispensing location such as a merchant. The network coordinates the functions of recognizing the user's requirements, keeping real-time information of participation and of amounts available from merchants, and settling commercial transactions via a clearinghouse. The user is informed of locations of merchants within a preselected distance, and selects a merchant. The system provides the merchant authentication criteria and the user provides identification information for comparison to the criteria. Authentication to the network is done without furnishing a credit card. When authorization is granted, a user is only granted a one-time token for access. This structure facilitates PCI compliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: D'Ontra Hughes
  • Patent number: 10210366
    Abstract: An imaging scanner is provided. The image scanner has a housing. The housing contains a mirror, a camera, a transparent window for scanning, a transparent window for viewing positioned above the transparent window for scanning such that anything presented below the transparent window for scanning is visible in the transparent window for viewing. The transparent window for viewing has an electronic display embedded therein. The imaging scanner also includes an image decoder linked to the camera and to the electronic display. The mirror is positioned such that incident light on the mirror from the transparent scanning window will be reflected within the camera's field of view. The camera is configured to scan images presented at the transparent window for scanning. The image decoder is configured to decode the scanned images. The electronic display is configured to display the decoded information on the transparent window for viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Hongdong Wang, Jun Yin, Yu Gu, Yunxin Ouyang, Zhipeng Teng
  • Patent number: 10203441
    Abstract: An illuminating device includes a light emitting element constituted of a light emitting diode, and a light guide plate including a light receiving section provided on a side face and opposed to the light emitting element. The light guide plate emits illuminating light from a first surface. The light receiving section includes a plurality of cylindrical lens surfaces each formed of a concave curved surface oriented such that an axial direction of the curved surface is parallel to a thickness direction of the light guide plate, the cylindrical lens surfaces being aligned in a direction orthogonal to the axial direction. The cylindrical lens surface is formed of an arcuate surface having a curvature radius of 0.5 mm or less, and more preferably 0.2 mm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventor: Hidekazu Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10204314
    Abstract: Methodologies, systems, and computer-readable media are provided for reading machine readable features of objects. A local terminal generates a temporary object number corresponding to an unreadable object and captures an image of the unreadable object. A message is sent to a number of portable devices requesting that a duplicate of the unreadable object be located and that a machine readable feature on the duplicate object be read. Once a duplicate object is located, one of the portable devices reads a machine readable feature on the duplicate object, and the portable device calls a service offered by a server to retrieve a data value corresponding to the duplicate item from a database. This data value is then sent to the local terminal invoking a service offered by the terminal to replace the temporary object number with the data value corresponding to the duplicate item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Jimmie Russell Clark, Christopher Soames Johnson, William Ross Allen
  • Patent number: 10197231
    Abstract: A lighting arrangement (10) is disclosed that comprises a plurality of solid state lighting elements (22) mounted on a grid of conductive wires (12), said grid comprising a plurality of grid segments (20) each defined by respective portions of adjacent conductive wires, each grid segment comprising a pair of reinforcement members (24, 26) affixed to said portions; and at least one said solid state lighting element mounted on said portions in between the reinforcement members of at least some of the grid segments. An apparatus and method for deforming such a lighting arrangement are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Sébastien Paul René Libon, Johannes Wilhelmus Weekamp
  • Patent number: 10198687
    Abstract: A payment card (e.g., credit and/or debit card) is provided with a magnetic emulator operable of communicating information to a magnetic stripe reader. Information used in validating a financial transaction is encrypted based on time such that a validating server requires receipt of the appropriate encrypted information for a period of time to validate a transaction for that period of time. Such dynamic information may be communicated using such an emulator such that a card may be swiped through a magnetic stripe reader—yet communicate different information based on time. An emulator may receive information as well as communicate information to a variety of receivers (e.g., an RFID receiver).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: DYNAMICS INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Mullen, David Lambeth, Bruce Cloutier
  • Patent number: 10191203
    Abstract: A stacking-type optical sheet module includes an upper optical sheet having a first structural pattern with first unit light-condensing bodies successively repeated and cross-sectional areas gradually decreasing towards the top. A lower optical sheet has a second structural pattern and is below the upper optical sheet in a stack. Second and third unit light-condensing bodies are successively disposed in the second structural pattern. The second unit bodies have a gradually decreasing cross-sectional area toward the top and are joined with the upper optical sheet, and the third unit bodies have a gradually decreasing cross-sectional area toward the top, a vertical distance from a lowest to a highest portion thereof being relatively shorter than a corresponding vertical distance of the second unit bodies. A vertical angle of the highest portion of the second unit bodies is relatively smaller than a vertical angle of the highest portion of the third unit bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: LMS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Sung Sik Cho, Dong Cheol Lee, Tae Jun Lee, Hee Jeong Kim