Patents Examined by Jamara A. Franklin
  • Patent number: 11610071
    Abstract: A method for providing identification and access with respect to a passive radio-frequency tag in a tag population, including, receiving a command for initiating an inventory round or a command for initiating a tag access, the command including, as a parameter, a number including an identifier of a reader, generating a 16-bit value referred to as first or second binding handle, the first or second binding handle including N juxtaposed bits forming the reader identifier, backscattering the first or second binding handle, receiving an ACK command, analyzing the identification parameter of the ACK command, and in a case where the identification parameter includes the reader identifier then ignoring the ACK command, only tags having the selected inventoried flag value for the session number are inventoried, the first initiating command only including the same inventoried flag for every inventoried tags during a session and wherein the at least other inventoried flag value is never used during the session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: EM Microelectronic-Marin SA
    Inventor: James Springer
  • Patent number: 11599734
    Abstract: Various switchable devices including inductive antennas are disclosed. These switchable devices may include one or more RFID tags and one or more switches. Some of these one or more switches are optionally wireless and/or manual. In various embodiments, the switchable devices include are included within cellular phones, security devices, identity devices, financial devices, remote controls, and the like. The switchable devices are optionally configured to perform financial transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Mynette Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Michael Colby
  • Patent number: 11599736
    Abstract: A barcode, comprising: a code region, comprising at least bright point and a dark point, comprising code information; and a boundary region, formed as a closed shape surrounding the code region. A decoding direction of the code region is not relative to the boundary region. The code information is represented by at least one of: a color sequence, an intensity sequence and a relation between the bright point and the dark point. The present invention also provides a barcode processing system which can process the barcode to generate a control command, and provides a coffee machine using the barcode processing system. The barcode can be easily aligned by a closed boundary region, without using a frame buffer with a large size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: PixArt Imaging Inc.
    Inventor: Shu-Sian Yang
  • Patent number: 11599735
    Abstract: A wireless tag reader that is attachable to a basket used for storing an object to which a wireless tag is attached includes a body portion that houses a processor configured to read tag information stored in the wireless tag, an antenna extending from or included in the body portion and through which radio waves are transmitted to and received from the wireless tag, and a holding portion attachable to an upper edge part of the basket and including an upper plate part rotatably connected to the body portion, a lower plate part facing the upper plate part, and a biasing member between the upper and lower plate parts and by which one of the upper and lower plate parts is biased towards the other while the upper edge part is sandwiched by the upper and lower plate parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Wataru Sakurai
  • Patent number: 11593580
    Abstract: A computer program product includes a non-volatile computer readable medium and non-transitory program instructions embodied therein, the program instructions being configured to be executable by a processor to cause the processor to perform various operations. The operations may include obtaining first encoded data that encodes information of a first party, obtaining second encoded data that encodes information of a second party, performing a forward mashup algorithm on the first encoded data and second encoded data to form a third data set, and providing the third data set to the first party as a mashup two-dimensional barcode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventors: Arlon Blaine Harper, Chase Joshua Harper
  • Patent number: 11587386
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to an apparatus comprising: a substrate; communication circuitry deposited on said substrate; and ballot circuitry deposited on said substrate. The ballot circuitry comprises: a plurality of voting circuitry elements, each voting circuitry element being responsive to a voting operation to change a conductive state of that voting circuitry element; and logic circuitry communicatively coupled with each of the plurality of voting circuitry elements and with the communication circuitry. The logic circuitry is configured to: detect the conductive state of each of the plurality of voting circuitry elements; and transmit, via the communication circuitry and based on the conductive state of each of the plurality of voting circuitry elements, a voting result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Arm Limited
    Inventors: Emre Özer, James Edward Myers, Jedrzej Kufel, John Philip Biggs, Remy Pottier
  • Patent number: 11574730
    Abstract: A data management system is provided with: a storage unit for storing examination information including at least an examination item, an examination location, a consultation location, and a required examination time, the examination item including examination names of a plurality of examinations; an acquisition unit for acquiring patient information relating to severity and an identifier for identifying the patient to be examined; a calculation unit for calculating, in accordance with the patient, the necessary travel time for traveling from the examination location or consultation location at which a completed examination or consultation was performed to the next examination location or consultation location at which the next examination or consultation subsequent to the examination or consultation is to be performed, based on the patient information and the examination information; and a generating unit for generating a patient examination schedule based on the examination information, the patient informati
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Inventors: Masahiro Hayashitani, Kosuke Homma, Masahiro Kubo, Shigemi Kitahara
  • Patent number: 11568158
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an information processing apparatus acquires, on the basis of tag information read by a wireless tag read from a wireless tag attached to a product, allergen information indicating an allergen contained in the product. Further, the information processing apparatus accepts an input of designation information for designating a product whose allergen information is to be output. Further, the information processing apparatus outputs the acquired allergen information for a product designated on the basis of he accepted designation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventor: Akiko Inoue
  • Patent number: 11568710
    Abstract: A management system includes a recording device recording an image of a gaming chip and an inspection device determining a type and authenticity of the gaming chip. The gaming chip has a multilayer structure in which both sides of a colored layer are sandwiched between light color layers, surface printing representing a type of the gaming chip is performed on outer sides of the light color layers, and an authenticity recognition mark is printed on the colored layer of an inside of the light color layers by an infrared absorbing material. A visible light camera photographs a visible light image of the surface printing, and an infrared light camera photographs an infrared image of the internal printing. The inspection device determines the type and authenticity of the gaming chip using the visible light image and the infrared image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: ANGEL GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 11568163
    Abstract: Barcode readers with transflective mirrors are disclosed herein. An example barcode reader includes a housing and a window positioned within the housing, an imaging sensor and an illumination source positioned within the housing, and a transflective mirror positioned within the housing. The field-of-view of the imaging sensor is directed through the window along a first central axis of the field-of-view of the imaging sensor and the illumination pattern from the illumination source is directed through the window along a second central axis of the illumination pattern that is substantially parallel to the first central axis of the field-of-view of the imaging sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Darran Michael Handshaw, Edward Barkan, Mark Drzymala, Dariusz J. Madej, Christopher W. Brock
  • Patent number: 11562158
    Abstract: A system and method for a clay target throwing system that eliminates physical buttons and voice controls to trigger the throwing devices whereby the system receives various inputs from one or more guests at a shooting range or another type of user whereby the inputs are used to dynamically manage the various target throwing devices. The method is initiated by a guest renting a wearable device with a UHF RFID tag where the guest wearing the wearable device would then walk within a predetermined distance of a computing system having a UHF RFID reader that detects the location of the UHF RFID tag in relation to the computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventor: Kyle Kurtis Schmitz
  • Patent number: 11562193
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a support body in a card format, with a graphic customization, that has a surface finishing effect that is more or less smooth, rough, mirrored or matte on the support body. The method includes supplying a support body having a layer of material configured to allow a marking by punching or lamination. The layer is exposed on the main external face and the surface finishing effect is equivalent to that obtained by a step of marking or lamination while not including a step of depositing varnish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventors: Gilles Kodjagueuzian, Stéphane Karafotis, Sébastien Subra
  • Patent number: 11551502
    Abstract: The system and method providing enhanced security ballot image records of the present invention includes an enhanced security ballot image tabulator and an enhanced security ballot image audit station. The tabulator processes each ballot of a plurality of ballots to be tabulated to provide an enhanced security ballot image record having diachronically and synchronically coordinated enhanced security ballot image files, each for another ballot of the plurality of ballots to be tabulated. The enhanced security ballot image record may be broadcast upon completion of tabulation and/or simulcast real time during tabulation or otherwise provided such as on a secure media upon completion of tabulation to the public or other parties interested in the tabulation of cast votes. The enhanced security audit station receives the enhanced security ballot image record and analyzes it to selectively identify out-of-bounds diachronic and/or synchronic security parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventor: James McNeel Keller
  • Patent number: 11551217
    Abstract: An initial multi-digit contact (multi-touch) is detected on a surface of a touchscreen display during initiation of a key entry session on a transaction terminal. A reference row for a logically maintained keypad is set for the key entry session based on the multi-touch. Active rows for the key entry session are changed by swipes up or down. A given key within an active row is selected based on pressure applied by or removed from one of the digits relative to other digits in the multi-touch or based on one of the digits swiped up or down while other digits remain stationary. The key entry session terminates when the multi-digit contact is lifted off the surface without further touching for a preconfigured period of elapsed time. In an embodiment, the session terminates when a multi-touch swipe to the left and then the right is detected (or right and then left).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Phil Noel Day
  • Patent number: 11548311
    Abstract: An identification device and procedure for pharmaceutical containers comprising at least one means of marking at least one secured identification code on each of the containers, characterised in that the device comprises at least one inkjet system configured to print the identification code on at least one surface of the moving container with at least one ink which exhibits visible fluorescence when radiated with ultraviolet (UV) radiation, and whose drying time is 1 to 3 seconds or less than about 3 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventors: Javier Lopez-Belmonte Encina, Jose Cristobal Gil, Cristina Casado Urtiaga
  • Patent number: 11551020
    Abstract: A code associated with a managed device is scanned by a mobile device operated by service personnel. The code at least comprises an identifier for managed device. A current geographical location of the mobile device and the code are provided to a cloud/server. The location is associated with the managed device and updated or added to a shared private blockchain ledger. The shared private blockchain ledger shared between one or more enterprises and one or more service organizations. In an embodiment, the managed device dynamically generates the code and presents the code on a display associated with the managed device for scanning by the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Micah Scott
  • Patent number: 11544483
    Abstract: A detection system according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: a plurality of proximity sensors provided in a mounting portion of a transport robot; an information acquisition unit that is provided in the mounting portion of the transport robot and that acquires information from an integrated circuit (IC) tag provided in a standard object; and an estimation unit that estimates a placement status of the standard object based on detection results of the proximity sensors and an acquisition result of the information acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventors: Yutaro Takagi, Kunihiro Iwamoto, Yuta Itozawa, Hirotaka Komura, Yoshiaki Nakamoto, Junya Ota
  • Patent number: 11537804
    Abstract: A configuration that achieves stable wireless communication. In this configuration, electrical power according to transmission waves is reliably supplied to a wireless tag serving as a target of wireless communication. A first wireless communication device and a second wireless communication device are provided. Both the wireless communication devices substantially simultaneously transmit transmission waves on different channels separated from each other by a predetermined frequency or more on a frequency band in the frequency axis, when performing wireless communication processing to wirelessly communicate with a wireless tag in a predetermined communication area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventors: Yousuke Okayama, Koji Konosu, Kentarou Maruyama
  • Patent number: 11526715
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a code generation method including acquiring, and generating a code. In the acquiring, class information correlated with each of code rankings based on a plurality of different cell configurations is acquired. In the generating, a plurality of codes including the acquired class information are generated based on the cell configurations according to the code rankings. Each of the plurality of codes includes information indicating the presence or absence of a code of a next related ranking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Inventor: Kazuki Taira
  • Patent number: 11526593
    Abstract: A personal identification device for physical access control systems, including: at least one reader capable of reading data from an identification badge, the data including at least identification data; a processing unit; a data storage member; at least one wireless communication module; and an internal battery arranged to supply power to the components of the device. The processing unit is arranged for: acquiring data from at least one identification badge by way of the reader; storing the acquired data in the data storage member; if the acquired data are encrypted, decrypting the data; and transmitting at least a portion of the acquired data, via the wireless communication module and on request from a reader external to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Inventor: Sandrine Tonnoir