Patents Examined by Jamara Franklin
  • Patent number: 10288255
    Abstract: A lens array is disposed on a substrate and includes a plurality of converging lenses. The converging lenses are configured to project light beams and are arranged along a first direction. Two of the light beams respectively converged by adjacent two of the converging lenses at least partially overlap with each other by geometry of the adjacent two converging lenses, a distance between the adjacent two converging lenses, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: LEXTAR ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsung-Huan Tsai, Yu-Min Lin
  • Patent number: 10289942
    Abstract: Combined use transaction cards are disclosed including preferably the functionality of being usable for conducting a financial transaction along with the additional functionality for activation or access to at least one other event. Many types of non-financial events are contemplated such as for access or entry, employee need, student need, and the like. Such cards preferably utilize electronically readable means as may be provided to such cards, such as including magnetic stripes, RFID transponders, OCR text, and one dimensional or two dimensional bar codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: VERITEC INC.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Look, Van Thuy Tran
  • Patent number: 10282570
    Abstract: The invention relates to a card-reading device (1), comprising a housing (2) of a card retainer (4), into which a card (5) can be inserted, and locking means (6) which prevent the card (5) from moving out of the card retainer (4) when the card (5) is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: HIRSCHMANN CAR COMMUNICATION GMBH
    Inventors: Alexander Gelman, David Silva
  • Patent number: 10281767
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a backlight unit comprising a light source emitting blue light, a green color conversion material and a red color conversion material, a first polarizer disposed on the backlight unit, a first base substrate disposed on the first polarizer, a thin film transistor disposed on the first base substrate, a second polarizer disposed on the thin film transistor, a first color conversion pattern and a second color conversion pattern disposed on the second polarizer, a first color filter disposed on the first color conversion pattern, a second color filter disposed on the second color conversion pattern, a second base substrate disposed on the first and second color filters, and a third polarizer disposed on the second base substrate and having a polarizing axis same as a polarizing axis of the second polarizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seon-Tae Yoon, Junghyun Kwon, Kisoo Park, Haeil Park, Moonjung Baek
  • Patent number: 10276070
    Abstract: A stored value card and carrier system, including an optional carrier, an inactive stored value card attached to the carrier, and a label, in which the label is removably adhered to at least a portion of the stored value card and at least a portion of the carrier, and the label is capable of indicating removal from the stored value card and the carrier or other tampering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Travel Tags, Inc.
    Inventors: Shelle B. Pascua, Deborah Bartles
  • Patent number: 10275616
    Abstract: A multi-function card has a non-contact IC card function, a magnetic stripe card function, a function of generating a magnetic card signal and an NFC signal, and a Bluetooth function capable of transmitting a signal to devices such as smartphones. The multi-function card includes a metallic frame, and is robust against bending or breakage. A transmission/reception sensor system is used for the multi-function card or the like, and for a wearable device. The transmission/reception sensor system includes a magnetic sensor 10 including a coil 2 wound around a magnetic sensor core 1, and an NFC coil 12 formed in a planar shape. A metallic frame having of a loop shape is installed along the NFC coil 12 and includes one or more cut portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: Smart Co., Ltd., IIGA Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunitaka Arimura, Noritaka Abe
  • Patent number: 10268946
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a transaction card for communicating data relating to a transaction may include forming a pattern in a plastic film using a laser plating process or a print-and-plate process; providing a conductive material in the pattern formed in the plastic film, using a plating process, to form a RF antenna layer in the plastic film, wherein the RF antenna layer includes a RF antenna; and affixing the plastic film to a surface of the transaction card to permit the RF antenna to inductively connect to a printed circuit board (PCB) of the transaction card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Koeppel, Tyler Locke
  • Patent number: 10269013
    Abstract: In an exemplary embodiment, a method of registering online payment transaction details in an online banking system is described, the method comprising receiving data associated with an online payment transaction from a user, and storing data defining the online payment transaction after verifying the user's identity. In an initial mode of operation, the system enforces a restriction on the online transaction, and in a subsequent mode of operation, the system removes the restriction. A two-stage method of registering a user for access to an application on a mobile handset is also provided, whereby access is initially restricted until subsequent re-authentication of the user using a different channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: BARCLAYS SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventor: Jeremy Goldstone
  • Patent number: 10268857
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to creating a data bearing image related to a compilation and position. In one implementation, a processor tags elements of a compilation with different data bearing images such that the data bearing images include a first information channel related to an identifier associated with the compilation and a second information channel related to relative position information within the compilation of the respective element. The processor may output information related to the compilation and tagged elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven J Simske, A. Marie Vans, Udi Chatow, Vernica Rares
  • Patent number: 10262252
    Abstract: A wireless communication device is provided that has a dielectric member attached to a metal surface of an article, an RFIC element including first and second terminal electrodes, a first radiation electrode disposed on the dielectric member in parallel with and oppositely to the metal surface of the article at a predetermined distance and connected to the first terminal electrode of the RFIC element, and a second radiation electrode disposed on the dielectric member in parallel with and oppositely to the metal surface of the article at the predetermined distance and connected to the second terminal electrode of the RFIC element independently of the first radiation electrode. The first and second radiation electrodes extend in respective directions intersecting with each other, with the first radiation electrode having a smaller width and a shorter length in an extending direction than the second radiation electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Noboru Kato
  • Patent number: 10248896
    Abstract: An optical code reader includes centralized decoding circuitry communicatively couplable to an expandable set of camera modules placed at spaced-apart locations of the optical code reader. A number of and locations for members of the expandable set of camera modules establish application-specific and scalable read zone coverage formed from multiple fields of view of the members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Datalogic USA, Inc.
    Inventors: WenLiang Gao, Alan Shearin
  • Patent number: 10242305
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a carrier tape housing electronic components with seal materials includes preparing a tape-shaped main body with housing holes including bottom surfaces along a longitudinal direction, providing chip-shaped electronic components respectively into the housing holes, affixing a tape-shaped seal material having an adhesive layer on one principal surface to the tape-shaped main body such that the adhesive layer covers the housing holes and adheres to the electronic components, and forming cuts in the tape-shaped seal material to separate portions defining and functioning as the seal materials including portions at least partially overlapping with the respective housing holes in a planar view from the other portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noboru Kato, Kunihiro Komaki
  • Patent number: 10232763
    Abstract: An adaptive light module for incorporation into a vehicle's headlight assembly is provided, where the light module may be incorporated as a single unit, or incorporated as one of a plurality of units. The light module, which uses an LED array, collimating optics, illumination and projection micro-lens-arrays (HLAs), is configured to allow tailoring of the illumination intensity distribution by selectively activating/deactivating subsets of the LED array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: ATIEVA, INC.
    Inventors: Wiebke Eckstein, Hans-Christoph Eckstein, Eric Magnus Bach
  • Patent number: 10235617
    Abstract: A contactless data carrier adapted to be disposed in a receiving portion of an object connection device includes a base and a tag member. The base is adapted to be tucked into the receiving portion and has an upper section and a lower section, which are connected to each other. An outer peripheral surface of the base is adapted to abut against an inner surface of the receiving portion. A width of the upper section gradually decreases in a direction away from the lower section. A width of the lower section gradually decreases in a direction away from the upper section. The tag member disposed at the base is stored with data relative to the object connection device to be read in a contactless manner by a reading device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: YOKE INDUSTRIAL CORP.
    Inventor: Rong-der Hong
  • Patent number: 10223561
    Abstract: A barcode decoding method includes steps of (a) capturing an image of a barcode; (b) analyzing the image to recognize a data region of the barcode; (c) decoding the data region to obtain a codeword matrix, wherein the codeword matrix includes a plurality of codewords; (d) performing an error correction for the codeword matrix; (e) when the codeword matrix fails to pass the error correction, repeating steps (a) to (c), updating the codeword matrix according to a number of occurrence times of each codeword at an identical position of the codeword matrix, and repeating step (d) for the codeword matrix after updating; and (f) when the codeword matrix passes the error correction, decoding the codeword matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Qisda Corporation
    Inventors: Jun-Hao Kuo, Chieh-Ling Hsiao, Chia-Ching Tsai, Hung-Chih Chan
  • Patent number: 10222649
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a backlight device includes a support frame including a first frame body including a pair of first frame members and a second frame member connected to respective ends of the first frame members and a second frame body being separate from the first frame body, which connects other respective ends of the first frame members to each other, a reflective sheet on the support frame, a light guide on the reflective sheet within the support frame, an optical sheet on the light guide, and a light source unit in the support frame. The light source unit includes a wiring board on the second frame body and a light source on the wiring board, opposing an incidence surface of the light guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Ken Sugiyama, Koji Hiramoto, Taketoshi Masamoto, Kazunari Nishita
  • Patent number: 10209035
    Abstract: New targeting systems, hardware and techniques are provided, in which an auxiliary probe is first launched and deployed at a target. Extremely precise, deliberate targeting for future projectiles, weapons or non-lethal measures is then made relative to the position and orientation of the probe. In one embodiment, a system enables a sniper to plan measures with extreme precision within an environment, evaluate their effectiveness, and execute them extremely rapidly once satisfied. A user may create, set, adjust and execute Impact Point indicators, corresponding with projected points of impact of a projectile on a target subject within a target environment. The system may counteract and otherwise adjust for certain ballistic and environmental factors in a firing mechanism to maintain such an Impact Point fire ready, in real time. Yet the system is unobtrusive, allowing the user to engage ordinary targeting activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Christopher V. Beckman
  • Patent number: 10210363
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an optical communication system, an optical communication method, and a transmitting device and a receiving device for the same. The optical communication system includes: a transmitting device for generating a control signal according to at least one encoding information to drive a light emitting device to actuate; and a receiving device for capturing a plurality of images via an image capturing module during actuation of the light emitting device, and decoding the plurality of images to obtain the encoding information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Lih-Goung Jang, Tai-Shen Ho, Chi-Neng Liu, Xin-Lan Liao, Po-Yu Huang, Yi-Yuan Chen, Kun-Hsien Lin
  • Patent number: 10210367
    Abstract: In a handheld scanning device, a support frame configured to physically support an indicia scanning engine configured to scan and interpret an indicia and a light pipe within a casing of a scanning device. The light pipe extends along and flush against a surface of a planar portion of the support frame. Multiple ribs of elongate shape are formed integrally with the planar portion. A plurality of the ribs of the multiple ribs each define a gap in the elongate shape through which the light pipe may extend. The support frame may support the indicia scanning engine and the light pipe in predetermined relative positions to cause a central projection axis along which light is projected from an outlet end of the light pipe to extend in parallel with a central scanning axis extending from a front end of the indicia scanning engine, and toward a surface that carries the indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Datalogic IP Tech S.R.L.
    Inventors: Paolo Quattrini, Marco Gnan
  • Patent number: 10210685
    Abstract: A voice biometric analysis system for authenticating a customer as am authorized payment card user to a merchant over a communications network includes a passive voice biometric analysis device configured to: store a plurality of respective voice samples of enrolled authorized payment card users; sample a verbal conversation between the customer and the recipient over the communications network; analyze the customer's voice characteristics from the monitored verbal conversation; compare, during the conversation, the analyzed customer's voice characteristics in the monitored verbal conversation to characteristics of at least one of the stored voice sample to authenticate the customer as one of the enrolled authorized payment card users; and advise the merchant whether the customer has been authenticated as an enrolled authorized payment card user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Wayne A. Borgmeyer