Patents Examined by Edwyn Labaze
  • Patent number: 10269451
    Abstract: A device and system for providing identification and medical information are disclosed. The device includes a readable code that contains medical biographical information of the subject, a programmable reporter element that is programmed to electronically store at least one particular event relating to the subject, and a signal producing element functionally related to the programmable reporter element. The system includes collecting and storing medical biographical information of a subject, embedding the medical biographical information in a readable code of the device, and scanning the readable code of the device worn by or in the possession of the subject using an appliance to retrieve the medical biographical information of the subject. The medical biographical information allows medical professionals to obtain the subject's medical information in order to provide medical care. Also disclosed is an integrated system for alerting subjects to upcoming events related to their continued care.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SOLOMON SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Timothy T. Walker
  • Patent number: 10269018
    Abstract: A method for utilizing a non-transactable account identifier with a payment token is disclosed. The non-transactable account identifier can have the same format as a primary account number (PAN) and the payment token, but is not used to conduct a payment transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Phillip Kumnick, Joseph Bjorn OVick, Chandra Srivastava
  • Patent number: 10262257
    Abstract: A recording system includes a reading part that reads information recorded on a first recording medium that is provided in a recording tape cartridge, of which recorded information is readable in a non-contact manner; and a recording part that records the information read by the reading part on a second recording medium of which recorded information is visually recognizable from the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yusuke Kagawa
  • Patent number: 10258182
    Abstract: A decorative tree ornament that is positioned atop a tree and that lights up and plays music while presenting an ornamental display that is attached to a rotating platform. The rotating is driven by a motor and support by a sheath that is designed to be fitted about the top of the tree. A plurality of slits traverses through the sheath, allowing the sheath to be navigated around the branches of the tree. A microcontroller dictates the speed of the motor, audio files played from a speaker, and the brightness and color of light emitted from a light assembly of the ornamental display. The light assembly is integrated into a festive diorama that is encased in a dome enclosure; the festive diorama and the dome enclosure both being removably attached to the rotating platform. A stabilization post is further utilized to support the sheath and the rotating platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Melissa Ball
  • Patent number: 10262436
    Abstract: A decoding device includes storage to store image data including grayscale values of pixels in multiple captured images, and a processor including multiple SIMD components and at least one component. For each captured image at least one available SIMD component performs: at least one transform with the grayscale values of at least one portion of the captured image to generate at least one corresponding metadata; and the at least one transform in preparation for an analysis of the at least one metadata by the at least one core component. The at least one core component is to perform: the analysis to identify at least one ROI within the captured image indicated by the at least one metadata to include at least one encoded data marking; and a decoding of the at least one ROI to attempt a decode of the at least one encoded data marking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Datalogic IP Tech S.R.L.
    Inventors: Lorenzo Vorabbi, Stefano Santi
  • Patent number: 10262296
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product are provided to manage inventory. The method includes: obtaining, by a processor, a signal of decodable indicia; decoding, by the processor, the signal of decodable indicia to access decoded data, where the decoded data includes information identifying an object, where the object includes a plurality of items. Based on the information identifying the object, the processor obtains, from a memory, a visual representation of a portion of the object. The visual representation is divided into a plurality of regions and each region represents an item of the plurality of items. The processor displays the visual representation on a client and obtains a designation of at least one of the plurality of regions. Based on obtaining the designation the processor generates an order request for an item represented by the at least one of the plurality of regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: RAM HEALTHCARE GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Michael T. McCullough, Thomas W. Higginbotham, James Robert Camire, Thomas Edward Hennel
  • Patent number: 10255537
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention provides a method and communication device with an emulated mag stripe capability. Information is transmitted in the mag stripe data indicating that the communication device has chip capability as well. This information is used by a server on the back-end (acquirer, issuer, network) to take advantage of that chip capability. For example, additional fields can be used for security measures and communication over the telecommunications network with the device can be performed to provide a more secure communication with a terminal. In one embodiment, the additional information is provided in the service code, using a unique 3 digit code other than 2xx.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Carneros Bay Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Ayman Hammad, Mark Carlson
  • Patent number: 10254082
    Abstract: The present invention relates to target acquisition and related devices, and more particularly to telescopic gunsights and associated equipment used to achieve shooting accuracy at, for example, close ranges, medium ranges and extreme ranges at stationary and moving targets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: HVRT CORP.
    Inventors: Dennis J. Sammut, Lawrence Chao
  • Patent number: 10247388
    Abstract: A portable work light is disclosed having a front cover having a LED light source; a protective housing for the LED light source; a back housing for enclosing the portable light and the various components thereof; a power source and electrical components for operating the portable light; a ratcheting stand and handle; and a plurality of bumpers for protecting various contact points of the portable light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Walter R. Tucker Enterprises, Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert Cacciabeve
  • Patent number: 10248897
    Abstract: A transaction card may power on the transaction card using electric current induced from an interaction of the transaction card with an electromagnetic field. The transaction card may establish a communication with a device. The communication may indicate that the transaction card has powered. The transaction card may receive, from the device, a set of instructions to configure a set of applets on the transaction card after notifying the device that the transaction card has powered on. The set of applets to be configured may be related to completing one or more different transactions. The set of applets to be configured may be different than another set of applets already configured on the transaction card. The transaction card may configure the set of applets on the transaction card according to the set of instructions after receiving the set of instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Koeppel, James Zarakas, Molly Johnson, Tyler Locke
  • Patent number: 10238142
    Abstract: The cigarette rack with inventory check comprises a package rack, a plurality of digital tape measures, and a control device. The package rack stores as individual packs each pack contained within the plurality of prepackaged smoking materials. The plurality of prepackaged smoking materials are organized into one or more stacks. Each of the plurality of digital tape measures measures the length of an outer dimension of a stack selected from the one or more stacks to determine the count of packs contained within the selected stack. The control system counts the number of packs contained within each of the one or more stacks. The control system displays: 1) the number of packs contained within each of the one or more stacks; and, 2) the price of an individual pack contained within the selected stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: Baker Haddad
  • Patent number: 10229302
    Abstract: A barcode reading accessory may be configured to produce a targeting pattern in a target area when the accessory is secured to a mobile device. A frequency range of the targeting pattern may correspond more closely to a first band of illumination emitted by a light source of the mobile device than to a second band of illumination or a third band of illumination. A color image captured by the mobile device's camera may include a first sub-image providing information about the first band of illumination, a second sub-image providing information about the second band of illumination, and a third sub-image providing information about the third band of illumination. The barcode reading application may dynamically control brightness of the white light source based on detectability of the targeting pattern in the first sub-image and saturation of at least one of the first sub-image, the second sub-image, and the third sub-image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventors: Ming Lei, George Powell
  • Patent number: 10227034
    Abstract: A lighting system for specialty lighting, which may be attached to a motor vehicle with a window (e.g., glass, plastic, etc.) that is light transmissive. The lighting system may include one or more light assemblies attached to the window in an interior of the vehicle or an exterior area of the vehicle. In one embodiment, a light assembly may be internal to the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Emergency Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Litke, Douglas V. Baker, Scott Doenges, Randall Scott Karel
  • Patent number: 10223555
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating wireless transactions using a smart card, the system comprising a smart card configured to be coupled to a smart card carrier, the smart card comprising: one or more processors; a biometric sensor configured to capture a biometric image of a user requesting a new transaction involving the smart card; a memory for storing biometric data of an authorized user of the smart card; and a carrier interface configured to be coupled to a card interface of a smart card carrier, the smart card carrier comprising a housing having an opening configured to accept the smart card and a wireless transceiver configured to engage in a wireless communication with a wireless transaction terminal when the smart card is coupled to the smart card carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: TACTILIS PTE. LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Gardiner, Adriano Canzi
  • Patent number: 10216969
    Abstract: Imaging devices and illuminating devices are provided. In one exemplary implementation, an imaging device comprises an optical sensor and an illuminator. The illuminator comprises a support frame and a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) connected to the support frame. A first set of LEDs of the plurality of LEDs is configured to provide dark field illumination at a high angle of incidence with respect to an object. The first set of LEDs is configured to provide illumination without the use of a light pipe, diffuser, or reflector. A second set of LEDs of the plurality of LEDs is configured to provide bright field illumination at a low angle of incidence with respect to the object. The second set of LEDs is configured to provide illumination without the use of a light pipe, diffuser, or reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Chen Feng, Jie Ren, Yunxin Ouyang, Alain Gillet
  • Patent number: 10218142
    Abstract: A water-cooled package of an optical fiber combiner (OFC) comprising an OFC assembly, a front end cap (EC), a rear EC, and a housing operates for long term reliability. The OFC assembly comprises two submounts and an OFC. Each of the two submounts comprises a U-groove in a lengthwise direction and two flat portions symmetrically connected to the U-groove in a widthwise direction. The two flat portions of each of the two submounts are mechanically coincident in a way to form a cavity between the two U-grooves of the two submounts, in which the OFC is fixed. When the OFC assembly is concentrically mated and sealed with the front EC and the rear EC, cooling water in the water-cooled package is prevented from immersing the OFC. The configurations can minimize varying stress-induced optical degradations and maintain beam quality of a laser light exiting the OFC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: LIGHTEL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Chungho Hsia, Pai-Sheng Shen
  • Patent number: 10209453
    Abstract: A water-cooled package of an optical fiber head comprising a delivery optical fiber (DOF), a front optical end cap (OEC), a rear OEC, a glass ferrule, and a housing operates for delivering the laser light from DOF to free space. The rear OEC is fusion-spiced with a section of DOF with a cladding exposed whereas the section of DOF is enclosed in a bore of the glass ferrule. When the glass ferrule is connected and sealed between the front OEC and the rear OEC, cooling water in the water-cooled package is prevented from immersing the section of DOF to maintain reliability of DOF. It is, therefore, not needed to bond the section of DOF in a bore of the front OEC to be waterproof, minimizing varying stress-induced speckle patterns and ultimately maintaining beam quality of the laser light exiting from DOF to free space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: LIGHTEL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Chungho Hsia, Pai-Sheng Shen
  • Patent number: 10210506
    Abstract: A method for crediting a customer account maintained by a vendor of services in response to payment received from a customer is disclosed herein. The method includes issuing, to the customer, a membership account number associated with at least the customer account. A membership account number and a payment corresponding to a requested amount of a service offered by the vendor are received from the customer at a point-of-sale. The method further includes generating, at the point-of-sale, an authorization message including at least the membership account number and embedded transaction information identifying the service offered by the vendor and the requested amount. The embedded transaction information is then communicated from the point-of-sale to a database server. The customer account is credited, in response to the embedded transaction information, based upon an amount of the payment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: EWI HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Miles Paschini, Marshall Rose
  • Patent number: 10208928
    Abstract: A seamless back-loaded modular LED assembly is provided for stacking interchangeable lenses and optics that optimizes thermal management of the LED light source. A sleeve seamlessly secures to a back plate that sandwiches the interchangeable lenses and optics in a stacked arrangement within the sleeve, while the back plate provides a nipple for operatively associating with swivel implements so as to enable 270 degrees of rotational pivoting when directing the LED light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Michael B. Aubrey
  • Patent number: 10202040
    Abstract: A user interface apparatus for a vehicle includes: a circuit part injection-molded body formed in an insert injection process in which first resin melt is injected while a circuit part is inserted; and a cover part injection-molded body coupled to the circuit part injection-molded body, and formed in an insert injection process in which second resin melt is injected while a cover part is inserted. The circuit part includes: a light emitting unit; a touch sensor that detects a touch input; and at least one processor that controls the light emitting unit in response to an event to generate light; activates the touch sensor in response to generation of the light; and generates a signal for controlling a vehicle device in response to a touch input. The cover part allows light generated by the light emitting unit to pass therethrough and illuminate a shape on the cover part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyungoo Kang, Jihyun Kim, Yeonji Lee