Patents Examined by Jared Walker
  • Patent number: 11448761
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for acquiring data on a target, said device having an active imaging channel comprising: a laser source transmitting laser beams having the same angle of divergence and a direction of propagation, the propagation directions all belonging to the same plane and being angularly spaced at the same spacing angle equal to M times the angle of divergence, a unit for deflection of the laser beams according to M positions, the deflection unit being able to deflect the laser beams in the plane of the divergence angle, and the plurality of positions defining, in the plane, for each laser beam, a continuous angular sector for transmitting the laser beam, and a detector comprising a plurality of receivers specific to a laser beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventor: Philippe Riviere
  • Patent number: 11451750
    Abstract: A method for generating an event, which is performed by a doorbell camera system disclosed in the present disclosure may include acquiring video of a visitor, outputting the acquired video of the visitor to a user, learning the user's feedback on the visitor, storing information of the visitor and a learning result of the user's feedback on the visitor, and generating an event based on the information of the visitor and the learning result of the user's feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: HANWHA TECHWIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Myung-hwa Son, Jongho Kim, Brian Sung
  • Patent number: 11443292
    Abstract: A transaction card is provided for communicating with a computing device. The transaction card may comprise a computer interface device, at least one memory, at least one processor, and a card reader module. The card reader module configured to receive, from the computing device through the computer interface device, a first data packet comprising a request associated with a transaction, the first data packet being compatible with an interface protocol. The card reader module may process the first data packet to generate a second data packet compatible with the payment authentication protocol; provide the second data packet to the processor; receive, from the processor, a third data packet comprising a response to the request; process the third data packet to generate a fourth data packet based on the response, the fourth data packet compatible with the interface protocol; and transmit, to the computer interface device, the fourth data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Timur Sherif, Matthew Kloster, Tao Lin, Kevin Osborn
  • Patent number: 11436882
    Abstract: An artificial intelligence (AI) entry management (EM) security system includes a camera, a microphone, a motion detector, a speaker, and a software platform. Geofences are utilized to create boundaries around physical areas, such as locations for package delivery or property boundaries. The EM device and other devices connected to the software platform are configured to monitor the geofences and detect a presence of an activity, an event, an object, or a device. At least one license plate reader is utilized to read license plate characters. Voice recognition and voice identification are used to grant or deny permissions for individuals on a property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: 1AHEAD TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventor: Ronald Carter
  • Patent number: 11425369
    Abstract: A mode signaling syntax element is provided based on an encoded representation of a picture in a video sequence. The mode signaling syntax element is employed to determine whether a final reference picture list is the same for all slices of a same slice type in the picture. The mode signaling syntax element signals to a decoder that it does not necessarily have to repeat computationally complex reference picture list construction functions for each slice in the picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Rickard Sjöberg, Jonatan Samuelsson, Per Wennersten
  • Patent number: 11425339
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an artificial intelligence device for providing connection between a plurality of home devices, including a communication interface configured to receive a visitor image from a door locking device including a door camera for photographing a visitor, and a processor configured to obtain visitor information output from a visitor recognition model by inputting the visitor image to the visitor recognition model and select a home device to receive the visitor image and the visitor information from among the plurality of home devices, wherein the communication interface transmits the visitor image and the visitor information to the selected home device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyongguk Kim, Sangyoun Shin, Darae Kim, Seokjun Yoon, Jihyun Song
  • Patent number: 11416844
    Abstract: Authentication method and systems using RFID-enabled payment cards are disclosed herein where a server receives a request corresponding to authorization of a payment associated with a payment card from an electronic terminal. The server identifies an electronic device of a user associated with the payment card. The server then transmits an instruction to the electronic device to cause an RFID reader of the electronic device to determine whether an RFID tag corresponding to the payment card is located within a predetermined proximity to the electronic device. When the payment card is located within the predetermined proximity, the server executes a first authentication protocol. Moreover, when the payment card is not located within the predetermined proximity, the server executes a second authentication protocol, wherein the second authentication protocol is more restrictive than the first authentication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Bryan J. Osterkamp, Kelly Q. Baker, David M. Jones, Jr., Ryan Thomas Russell, Robert Andrew Massie, Jon D. McEachron
  • Patent number: 11415414
    Abstract: A surveying instrument comprises a monopod installed at a reference point, a surveying instrument main body provided at the monopod and having an attitude detector, wherein the surveying instrument main body carries out an image pickup and a scanning of an object to be measured at a pre-movement and a post-movement respectively, obtains at least three cross points of a locus of a scan pattern of the pre-movement and the post-movement, and calculates three-dimensional coordinates of an installation point of the post-movement based on three-dimensional coordinates of the cross points measured from the reference point, a measurement result of the cross points measured from the installation point of the post-movement and a detection result of the attitude detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: TOPCON Corporation
    Inventors: Fumio Ohtomo, Kaoru Kumagai, Tetsuji Anai
  • Patent number: 11412255
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of using logical mode numbers during both prediction and coding in the bit stream, such as for high efficiency video coders (HEVC). These logical intra mode numbers are sorted based on angle which as a result leads to improved coding designs with fewer and smaller look-up tables, and a small gain in coding efficiency. Furthermore, by using this type of naming, the number of most probable modes (MPMs) can be readily extended since no additional tables are required. The use of three MPMs achieves a larger gain of 0.25% and 0.31% for the AI_HE and AI_LC cases, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ehsan Maani, Ali J Tabatabai, Jun Xu
  • Patent number: 11410194
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for providing cash back to a customer from a linked ATM after a purchase transaction are described herein. A customer initiates the transactions using a payment check. A cash back amount is determined and an authentication passcode is created. Cash back information is then transmitted to the linked ATM. The cash back information includes the cash back amount and the authentication passcode. The authentication passcode is then provided to the customer. A cash back transaction is then authenticated using the authentication passcode, and the customer is provided with the cash back amount from the linked ATM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Darren M. Goetz, Dennis E. Montenegro, Alicia Y. Moore, Timothy R. Ward
  • Patent number: 11412262
    Abstract: A video coder may be configured to code video data by performing adaptive loop filtering processes. A video coder may decode a syntax element that indicates a manner in which to perform an adaptive loop filtering process, the syntax element indicating that a nonlinear operation is to be applied to the video data, where the nonlinear operation is configured to be applied in combination with a filtering operation of the adaptive loop filtering process. In addition, the video coder may perform the adaptive loop filtering process based on the syntax element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Hilmi Enes Egilmez, Nan Hu, Vadim Seregin, Marta Karczewicz
  • Patent number: 11412187
    Abstract: A circuit is described for powering a video doorbell in signal communication with a chime that outputs audio. The circuit includes a switch coupled to a set of input power wires that supply power to the circuit from a source. The switch is operable to switch between: i) a first path of the circuit that supplies power to the video doorbell using the input power wires and ii) a second path of the circuit that supplies power to the chime using the input power wires. The circuit includes a controller that controls the switch to iteratively switch between the first path and the second path based on a timing metric. In response to detection of an object by the video doorbell, the iterative switching between the first path and the second path concurrently powers the video doorbell and the chime without relying on battery power at the video doorbell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Seton Paul Kasmir
  • Patent number: 11412122
    Abstract: A card holder system is provided comprising a holder body, a card holder component, a sensing means, a light source and a power source. The holder body generally provides the structural framework to which the other elements are coupled. The card holder component generally provides the ability for an element, like a card, to be removably retained in the holder body. The sensing means generally provides the ability for the card holder to automatically recognize an element such as an ID card being place in the card holder component. The light source generally provides the light to illuminate the card held in the card holder element. The power source generally provides the power for the sensing means and the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced Electronic Design, Inc.
    Inventor: David Swithers
  • Patent number: 11402800
    Abstract: A system includes a plurality of optical identifiers and a reader for the optical identifiers. Each optical identifier has an optical substrate and a volume hologram (e.g., with unique data, such as a code page) in the optical substrate. The reader for the optical identifiers includes a laser, and a camera. The laser is configured to direct laser light into a selected one of the optical identifiers that has been placed into the reader to produce an image of the associated volume holograms at the camera. The camera is configured to capture the image. The captured image may be stored in a digital format by the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventor: Charles Northrup
  • Patent number: 11403926
    Abstract: An interactive security system for placement on a stationary storage container that includes: an attachable object, adapted to attach to the stationary storage container where sensors are within the object capable of detection of movement of the attachable object. The security system also includes an attachable gyroscope, adapted to attach to the stationary storage container and provides a means to detect movement. An attachable keyboard is also provided, wherein the keyboard provides a control device for the interactive security system. Further, an attachable camera is included in the security system, where the attachable camera records activity near the stationary storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventor: Eli Siner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11403901
    Abstract: An artificial intelligence entry management device for an entry and delivery system includes a camera, a microphone, a motion detector, a speaker, and a housing. The housing has an oval shape with a substantially open middle. The substantially open middle has a housing protrusion portion configured to house the camera, the microphone, the motion detector, and the speaker. The entry and delivery system may also include one or more robots that interface with the entry management device to monitor an area around an access point and to alert the user of activity. A robot may be an aerial robot that has a camera, a robot light, a speaker, a microphone and an actuator to enable picking and moving a package. Aerial robots may be configured around a perimeter of a building to monitor the building and may turn on a robot light when motion is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: 1AHEAD Technologies
    Inventor: Ronald Carter
  • Patent number: 11397933
    Abstract: A product catalog service allows merchants to create and store product catalogs indicating products that are available from the merchants. Transaction data from point-of-sale (POS) devices of a plurality of merchants can be received. A first catalog of a first merchant can be obtained from a first POS device of a first merchant. The first catalog contains items to be sold by the first merchant. Using the transaction data and the catalog, a second catalog of items to be sold by a second merchant can be generated or updated and transmitted to the second merchant. Items can be compared using item attributes. Item descriptions in the second catalog can be based on item descriptions in the first catalog.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Block, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Jen, Shawn Morel
  • Patent number: 11398120
    Abstract: An artificial intelligence (AI) entry management (EM) security system includes a camera, a microphone, a motion detector, a speaker, and a software platform. Geofences are utilized to create boundaries around physical areas, such as locations for package delivery or property boundaries. The EM device and other devices connected to the software platform are configured to monitor the geofences and detect a presence of an activity, an event, an object, or a device. At least one license plate reader is utilized to read license plate characters. Voice recognition and voice identification are used to grant or deny permissions for individuals on a property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: 1AHEAD Technologies
    Inventor: Ronald Carter
  • Patent number: 11390223
    Abstract: A vehicular vision system includes a camera module having a housing that houses at least (i) electronic circuitry disposed at a main printed circuit board (PCB) and (ii) an imager assembly. The imager assembly includes an imager, an imager PCB and a lens holder that includes an elongated lens barrel that houses at least one lens. Electronic circuitry is disposed at an upper side and at a lower side of the main PCB and includes an image processing chip. Image data captured by the imager is conveyed via a flexible cable to electronic circuitry disposed at the main PCB. An electronic component of electronic circuitry disposed at the main PCB is in thermal conductivity with a thermal element, which is in thermal conductivity with a lower housing portion of the housing to enhance heat transfer from the electronic component to the lower housing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Garret F. Achenbach, Brian A. Gorman, Brian F. Smith, Steven G. Gebauer
  • Patent number: 11393269
    Abstract: An artificial intelligence (AI) entry management (EM) security system includes a camera, a microphone, a motion detector, a speaker, a software platform and a smart electronic device. The smart electronic device is operable to interface with the software platform device to provide verification, receive alerts, and receive images, video and/or audio. The smart electronic device include one or more of a smart wearable device including smart watches, smart glasses, virtual reality devices, and augmented reality devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: 1AHEAD Technologies
    Inventor: Ronald Carter