Patents Examined by Jamara Franklin
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10204242
    Abstract: Provided is a card insertion and ejection mechanism to be mounted forward of a card reader structured to convey a card so that a longitudinal direction of the card is coincided with a conveying direction of the card, the card insertion and ejection mechanism being capable of preventing skimming and capable of sending into the card reader the card in an orientation capable of being processed by the card reader even when the card is inserted into the card insertion and ejection mechanism in any orientation. A card insertion and ejection mechanism takes in a card to a turning position when the card is inserted into a card insertion port with front and rear sides of the card directed correctly so that a short widthwise direction of the card is coincided with an “X” direction, and controls a card turning and conveying mechanism in a turning direction and at a turning angle based on a result of determination as to an orientation of the inserted card, to turn the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazunori Takahashi, Kazutoshi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10204248
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an active alignment method of a receiving device (2, 2?) including a sensor (4) and of a illumination device (6, 6?) including at least one light source (18, 8?) suitable for emitting a beam of light, including: —Assembling said receiving device (2, 2?); —Stably fixing said receiving device (2, 2?) on a chassis (30); —Actively aligning an optical group (11, 11?) of said illumination device (6, 6?) with respect to said light source (18, 18?); —Fixedly connecting said optical group (11, 11?) of said illumination device to said light source (18, 18?); —Actively aligning said illumination device (6, 6?) with respect to said receiving device (2, 2?); and —Stably fixing said illumination device (6, 6?) to said chassis (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: DATALOGIC IP TECH S.R.L.
    Inventors: Anna Guagliumi, Federico Canini, Davide Bottazzi, Kurt Vonmetz
  • Patent number: 10198679
    Abstract: An NFC card emulation device including a button press confirmation circuit, a time-out determination unit, and a control circuit. The time-out determination unit is formed by adopting discrete components, such as, the second diode, the second resistor, the first resistor and the first capacitor, etc. When the NFC card emulation device approaches the card reader, the card reader supplies energy to the NFC card emulation device and charges the first capacitor by the control circuit, and when the NFC card emulation device is removed from the card reader, the control circuit realizes the timing function by the first capacitor; if, within the timing period, it is determined that the button press confirmation has been performed, it is determined that the button press confirmation is valid. Such a time-out determination unit has a simple structure and a low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN EXCELSECU DATA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Liuzhang Chen
  • Patent number: 10192085
    Abstract: An inspection system inspects gaming chips each having a color or a display indicating a value on an outer surface in a state where the gaming chips are stored in a case in which a maximum number of gaming chips to be stored is limited, and a radio tag storing gaming chip information is embedded in each gaming chip. The gaming chips are stored in the case capable of containing a row of gaming chips stacked in a thickness direction, and the inspection system includes a reading device that reads the radio tag of the gaming chip in the case and acquires gaming chip information of the gaming chip and a determining unit that compares the gaming chip information with a maximum number of gaming chips storable in the case and determines an abnormality of the gaming chip in the case when the number of gaming chips obtained from the gaming chip information is different from a maximum number of storable gaming chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: ANGEL PLAYING CARDS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 10185908
    Abstract: An information code generation apparatus includes: a setting unit that specifies a destination position based on position specifying information included in coding information for generating an information code, wherein the setting unit acquires, from a database, environment information indicating information on a peripheral environment of the specified destination position, and sets a display range of a map image to be displayed by adjusting at least one of a center position or a display scale based on the destination position and the acquired environment information; and an information code generation unit that acquires, from the database, the map image having the display range set by the setting unit, and generates the information code by integrating the map image with the information code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yousuke Kimura, Hiroki Ukai
  • Patent number: 10185845
    Abstract: A card reader may include a conveyance passage; an optical sensor; a first circuit board; a second circuit board; a first cover member; a second cover member; a first frame; and a second frame comprising a conveyance face on a second direction side of the card conveyance passage. The first frame may include a first transmission hole, and the first frame may be attached with one of the first circuit board and the second circuit board. The second frame may include a second transmission hole, and the second frame may be attached with the other of the first circuit board and the second circuit board. The first cover member may be fixed to the first circuit board so as to cover the entire light emitting element; and the second cover member may be fixed to the second circuit board so as to cover the entire light receiving element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirofumi Kuwaki, Kohei Kubota
  • Patent number: 10185907
    Abstract: An information bearing device comprising a data bearing pattern, wherein the data bearing pattern comprises a plurality of data defining elements, the data defining elements being spatially distributed to define a set of spatial frequency data, and the set of spatial frequency data comprising a plurality of frequency data elements (F1, F2, . . . , Fn); and wherein each frequency data (Fi) has a data frequency magnitude (fi) and a data frequency angle (?i), the data frequency magnitude being above a first characteristic spatial frequency (fA) which corresponds to a characteristic frequency of a staple or commonplace image reproduction apparatus, the characteristic frequency representing an image data frequency above which reproduction quality by the staple or commonplace image reproduction apparatus begins to drop substantially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: INFOTOO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Tak Wai Lau, Wing Hong Lam
  • Patent number: 10184622
    Abstract: A shelf system and a label LED strip lamp includes a shelf and a label LED strip lamp. Each of at least one carrier element includes a body, and a clamping assembly. The clamping assembly includes a clamping slot and a catch plate provided on the clamping slot. The label LED strip lamp includes a snap assembly for engagement with the catch plate, and a lamp tube. The snap assembly includes a connecting edge, a set of clamping tooth disposed on one side of the connecting edge, and a wavy-shaped engaging edge spaced from the clamping tooth. The clamping tooth inserts into the clamping slot. The lamp tube includes a non-transparent edge, an upper light transmitting edge connecting the non-transparent edge with the catch plate, and a lower light transmitting edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Self Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianguo Dong, Kai Xu, Dong Chen
  • Patent number: 10185852
    Abstract: A wireless tag reading device includes a chamber in which an article having a wireless tag attached thereto can be stored. A first antenna is provided for outputting a signal for reading information from the wireless tag attached to the article stored in the chamber. A second antenna is also provided for outputting the signal for reading information from the wireless tag. A first moving mechanism is configured to change a distance between the wireless tag and the first antenna during a reading process for reading information from the wireless tag in the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jun Yaginuma, Kouichi Sano, Sunao Tsuchida
  • Patent number: 10180226
    Abstract: A high/low beam switching device generally includes a fixing plate, a solenoid device, a shielding member, and a coil spring. The fixing plate defines an opening which is divided into three zones including an upper space, a middle space, and a lower space. The solenoid device is horizontally disposed in a frame fixed on a shelf extending from the fixing plate. The shielding member, which can cover the middle space of the fixing plate, is pivotally connected to the fixing plate. The solenoid device when being energized can turn the shielding member to uncover the middle space, so that a high beam illumination pattern can be provided. When the solenoid device is de-energized, the shielding member can be turned back to the fixing plate to cover the middle space, so that a low beam illumination pattern can be provided. Also, the present invention provides a headlamp including the switching device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventors: Hsiang-Yi Huang, Hsiu-Ming Huang
  • Patent number: 10181065
    Abstract: Chipless RFID tags and methods of using the same are provided. Each RFID tag provided herein can generate a unique and unclonable (unclonable chipless RFID, or UCR) identifier from its intrinsically random manufacturing process. The UCR device can monitor increase in storage temperature beyond that which is appropriate for a specific commodity to which the device is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark M. Tehranipoor, Haoting Shen, Kun Yang, Domenic J. Forte
  • Patent number: 10175408
    Abstract: A planar illumination apparatus according to an embodiment includes a light guide plate that includes an emission surface that emits light and a reflective surface that is a surface opposite to the emission surface and that reflects light, a light blocking member that defines an effective region of the emission surface, and a light source arranged so as to face a light incident side surface of the light guide plate. In a portion of the effective region beside a light blocking region of the light blocking member, a first reflective surface is provided that includes a region that is inclined in a direction approaching the emission surface side with an increase in a distance from the light incident side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI INC.
    Inventor: Takahito Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10178820
    Abstract: A cut and clinch device includes a movable section slidable with respect to a main body section. A first insertion hole is formed in main body section, and a second insertion hole is formed in the movable section. A lead is cut by the movable section being slid with the lead inserted into the first insertion hole and the second insertion hole. A recognition mark is provided on the movable section and the main body section, and the types of the movable section and the main body section are recognized based on image data of the recognition marks. By this, it is possible to appropriately check the type of the portion that cuts a lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuya Degura
  • Patent number: 10161608
    Abstract: A lit shelf system comprising a shelf having a front face, a lighting face extending horizontally, a dark face opposite the lighting face and a groove. The groove has a front wall extending to a front edge about the lighting face and a rear wall extending to a rear edge about the lighting face. The front wall is closer to the front face than the rear wall and the front wall extends further from the dark face than the rear wall. The lit shelf system further comprises a light source mounted in the groove and being for lighting a space about the lighting face. The light source extends between the front wall and the rear wall past the rear edge but not past the front edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: Andre Pallai
  • Patent number: 10156337
    Abstract: The light device, especially a signal lamp, for motor vehicles comprises a carrier housing covered by a cover with a front light output surface, a lighting unit positioned within the carrier housing to emit light rays towards the light output surface, and a semi-permeable layer situated between the light output surface and the lighting unit. The device further comprises a partly transparent primary planar optical element positioned between the output light surface and the lighting unit, and a secondary planar optical element positioned between the primary planar optical element and the lighting unit. Generally, the secondary planar optical element comprises at least one non-transparent planar part and one or more partly transparent planar parts, which are arranged in such a way to create one or more areas on the surface of the secondary planar optical element that are at least partly permeable for light rays emitted by the lighting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: VARROC LIGHTING SYSTEMS, S.R.O.
    Inventors: Tomas Gloss, Jakub Hruska, Milan Stylarek