Patents Examined by Karl D. Frech
  • Patent number: 11151433
    Abstract: A server is used to receive a barcode generation request sent by an end-user device. The server is used to generate, based on the barcode generation request, at least two pieces of barcode information by using at least two code systems, respectively. The server is used to transmit a barcode generation response to the end-user device, where the barcode generation response includes the at least two pieces of barcode information, where the barcode generation response causes an application running on the end-user device to display on the end-user device, alternately, a respective barcode image corresponding to each piece of the at least two pieces of barcode information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zongwang Hu
  • Patent number: 11068770
    Abstract: Connection bridges (CBR) for dual-interface transponder chip modules (TCM) 200 may have an area which is substantially equal to or greater than an area of a contact pad (CP) of a contact pad array (CPA). A given connection bridge may be L-shaped and may comprise (i) a first portion disposed external to the contact pad array and extending parallel to the insertion direction, and (ii) a second portion extending from an end of the first portion perpendicular to the insertion direction to within the contact pad array (CPA) such as between C1 and C5. The connection bridge may extend around a corner of the contact pad array, may be large enough to accommodate wire bonding, and may be integral with a coupling frame (CF) extending around the contact pad array. The transponder chip modules may be integrated into a smart card (SC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: FĂ©inics AmaTech Teoranta Lower Churchfield
    Inventors: David Finn, Mustafa Lotya
  • Patent number: 11048890
    Abstract: Systems and methods for implementing a radio frequency identifier (RFID) system are provided. The methods include transmitting a radio frequency (RF) signal, by an RFID interrogator with multiple antennas. The methods include receiving a superimposed received signal. The superimposed received signal includes replies from a first RFID tag and a second RFID tag that are overlapping in time. The methods also include separating the replies from the first RFID tag and second RFID tag though spatial processing of the superimposed received signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventors: Mohammad Khojastepour, Mustafa Arslan, Sampath Rangarajan
  • Patent number: 11036947
    Abstract: A color bar code comprising a first code block. The first code block comprises: a header region, comprising at least one header color bar, wherein the header color bar includes a predetermined asymmetric optical feature; and a code region, comprising at least one code color bar. The color kind or a color sequence of the code color bar indicates a code. Such color bar code can comprise more information and the contained therein is more easily to be acquired. A corresponding code determining method and a corresponding code determining system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Pix Art Imaging Inc.
    Inventor: Shu-Sian Yang
  • Patent number: 11037041
    Abstract: A transponder for a RFID-type wireless communication and contactless identification system configured to be affixed to (or close to) structure intended to be buried, said transponder comprising: a set of antenna segments consisting of electrical wires constituting at least a first and a second antenna element (203-1, 203-2), a circuit board comprising a RFID chip and at least one tuning capacitance (202x) as well as coupling means (281) allowing the electrical coupling of said antenna segments; characterized in that said antenna segments are arranged close to each other, at a distance of less than 3 mm and preferably less than 1 mm, so as to allow the appearance of coupling capacities (280) capable of widening the band of tolerance on the RFID resonance frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: ELYDAN
    Inventors: Ludovic Le Bastard, Thierry Nivon, Marc Palomares
  • Patent number: 11029130
    Abstract: A mission planning method for use with a weapon is disclosed. The method comprises: obtaining a first training data set describing the performance of the weapon; using the first training data set and a Gaussian Process (GP) or Neural Network to obtain a first surrogate model giving a functional approximation of the performance of the weapon; and providing the first surrogate model to a weapons system for use in calculating a performance characteristic of the weapon during combat operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: MBDA UK Limited
    Inventors: Gareth Stanley Rees, Andrew Philip Walls, Alex Martin Robinson, Stephen Vincent Sargent, Nathan Rees Potter, Leigh Moody
  • Patent number: 11018183
    Abstract: Described herein is source sensitive optic that uses reconfigurable chip-on-board (CoB) light emitting diode (LED) arrays as light sources. In an implementation, the reconfigurable CoB LED array includes a predetermined number of LEDs that are configurable for a variety of illumination scenarios. In an implementation, the reconfigurable CoB LED array is multiple CoB LED arrays that are configured for use with the source sensitive optic as described herein. The source sensitive optic includes surface shapes that are responsive to the reconfigurable CoB LED array. The source sensitive optic is configured to provide beam profile and radiation pattern differentiation based on a CoB LED array configuration configured from the reconfigurable CoB LED. Each configurable CoB LED array configuration radiates a different beam pattern via the surface shapes due to proximity and surface shape geometries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Charles Schrama, Varun Dev Kakkar, Erno Fancsali
  • Patent number: 10977542
    Abstract: Metal layers of a smartcard may be provided with slits overlapping at least a portion of a module antenna in an associated transponder chip module disposed in the smartcard so that the metal layer functions as a coupling frame. One or more metal layers may be pre-laminated with plastic layers to form a metal core or clad subassembly for a smartcard, and outer printed and/or overlay plastic layers may be laminated to the front and/or back of the metal core. Front and back overlays may be provided. Pre-laminated metal layers having an array of card sites, with each position having a defined area prepared for the later implanting of a transponder chip module characterized by different sized perforations and gaps around this defined area adjacent to the RFID slit(s), to facilitate the quick removal of the metal in creating a pocket to accept a transponder chip module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Mustafa Lotya, Darren Molloy, David Finn
  • Patent number: 10970507
    Abstract: Methods and systems for disabling barcode reader illumination and aiming operation based on barcode reader position are disclosed herein. An example method includes a barcode reader determining its angular position, for example, from an accelerometer mounted in the barcode reader. That angular position is compared against a reference angular position and a determination is made whether barcode reader is in a disable angular region. When in the disable angular region, the barcode reader automatically disables illumination and/or aiming operation until the angular position enters an enable angular region. That enable angular region may be different than the disable angular region, and both may be adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Cornell, Andrew M. Doorty
  • Patent number: 10969530
    Abstract: A lighting system may include one or more light sources and one or more light guides. A lighting system may be integrated into a window, a skylight, an exterior light such as a headlight, a tail light, or a high center-mounted stop light, or other exterior or interior portions of a system such as a vehicle. The light guide may be embedded in an adhesive layer in a vehicle structure. The light guide may be index-matched to the adhesive layer so that unilluminated portions of the light guide are indistinguishable from the vehicle structure. The light guide may be formed from optical fibers. The optical fibers may include a light-scattering optical fiber that scatters light out of the vehicle structure. The light-scattering optical fiber may be fused to a non-scattering optical fiber that guides light from a light source to the light-scattering optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Cohoon, Clarisse Mazuir, Matthew E. Last
  • Patent number: 10957168
    Abstract: A mechanized store uses a first camera to detect an identity of an item and a second camera to detect an identity of the item. The identity of the item detected using the first image is compared to the identity of the item detected using the second image. The user and/or to a store employee can be alerted to a discrepancy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Standard Cognition Corp.
    Inventor: Bernd Schoner
  • Patent number: 10955604
    Abstract: A suspended lighting fixture for direct/indirect lighting having a broad light emitting surface and including a thin curved sheet of an optically transmissive material, an LED strip optically coupled to a light input edge of the curved sheet, one or more suspension elements, an elongated heat dissipating structural element longitudinally extending along the light input edge, and an opaque elongated housing at least partially enclosing the LED strip. The curved sheet may include forward-deflecting or forward-scattering elements distributed over an area of the curved sheet according to a two-dimensional pattern and configured to extract light from one location of the sheet and direct the extracted light toward a second location of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Sergiy Vasylyev
  • Patent number: 10950099
    Abstract: A mechanized store identifies a user in an area. A sensor is used to identify an item removed from a display by the user. Cameras are configured to detect items removed from the display. An identity of the user is matched to items removed from the display by the user to obtain a result. The result is saved to a record of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Standard Cognition Corp.
    Inventor: Bernd Schoner
  • Patent number: 10949634
    Abstract: There is provided in one embodiment an apparatus having an image sensor array. In one embodiment, the image sensor array can include monochrome pixels and color sensitive pixels. The monochrome pixels can be pixels without wavelength selective color filter elements. The color sensitive pixels can include wavelength selective color filter elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Ynjiun P. Wang
  • Patent number: 10949632
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided for facilitating cable plugging in a network by receiving, from a scanner associated with the network, wirelessly read connector identifying information from a tag accompanying a cable connector at one end of a cable to be plugged in the network, and using, by a processor, the connector identifying information to ascertain, from a database, applicable cable rules guidance for where to properly plug the cable connector in the network. Based on ascertaining the guidance, one or more indicators associated with one or more plug locations in the network are illuminated to assist in properly plugging the cable connector in the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: John S. Werner, Daniel J. Kearney, Matteo Cocchini, Budy D. Notohardjono, Arkadiy O. Tsfasman, Robert K. Mullady, Noah Singer
  • Patent number: 10950100
    Abstract: A mechanized store implements a first algorithm configured to detect an identity of an item in an image acquired by one or more imaging sensors and implements a second algorithm configured to detect an identity of the item in an image acquired by the one or more imaging sensors. The identity of the item detected using the first algorithm is compared to the identity of the item detected using the second algorithm. The user and/or a store employee can be alerted to a discrepancy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Standard Cognition Corp.
    Inventor: Bernd Schoner
  • Patent number: 10940262
    Abstract: Devices are provided that include a faceplate for a medical device. In embodiments, an identifier chip adapted to be affixed to an exterior portion of a faceplate provides a unique identifier for the faceplate. Accordingly, the identifier chip enables tracking and monitoring of an associated medical device. And, in embodiments, the faceplate includes a visual communication alert indicator to enable the faceplate to provide visual cues a user. As such, the status of the medical device and the faceplate can be easily communicated to the user. Methods to use the faceplate are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan Mark Portnoy
  • Patent number: 10942006
    Abstract: A system, method, and device for configuring an optical aiming device for ballistic drop compensation (BDC). The optical aiming device can include a housing with a reticle pane defining a reticle display field viewable by a user and indicating a zero point, the housing further including a plurality of axially spaced lenses and defining an optical path therethrough. In various embodiments the system includes a display device configured to project an image generated from a display, a processor, and a non-transitory computer readable storage medium. The computer readable data storage medium can include instructions executable by the processor to receive a first set of ballistics input data indicating a first type of ammunition, determine a BDC pattern including at least two holdover marks corresponding to at least two ranges for the first type of ammunition, and project the BDC pattern onto the reticle display field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Vista Outdoor Operations LLC
    Inventors: Jacob C. VanBecelaere, Alejandro Chavez
  • Patent number: 10943425
    Abstract: An improvement is made to a funnel used in connection with a conveyor belt to increase the scanning speed of barcodes on items moving through the funnel and onto the conveyor belt. The funnel includes a funnel protrusion that provides mechanical support and optical access to a bottom-facing barcode on the container. The increased field of view for the barcode created by the funnel protrusion allows for increased scanning speed. Further, a camera system may be used with the funnel to increase scanning speed. The camera system may include a plurality of cameras and a plurality of mirrors to obtain multiple perspectives of the container and provide different images for faster processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: DATALOGIC USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan L. Olmstead, Mark Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10938090
    Abstract: An antenna module includes: a base substrate including a rigid region and a flexible region; an antenna member disposed on one surface of the rigid region of the base substrate and including antenna patterns; and a semiconductor package disposed on the other surface of the rigid region of the base substrate and including one or more semiconductor chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Hyung Mi Jung, Seong Hyun Yoo, Ji Hye Shim, Ki Seok Kim