Patents Examined by Karl D. Frech
  • Patent number: 10295127
    Abstract: A luminaire assembly having a housing containing a light assembly therein is disclosed. A control board is engaged with wide angle and spot LED's. Each wide angle LED is within a mixing chamber having a remote phosphor. The LED's are positioned outside the plane of the front cover such that a full peripheral emission of light is emitted from the luminaire, fully illuminating the user's surroundings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: Pedro Jose Albaladejo Perez, Joaquin Vicente Bravo, Jorge Carlos Navarro Saldana
  • Patent number: 10288264
    Abstract: A lamp unit, including: a main stem including a first end and a second end, and at least two branches. The at least two branches extend outwards from the first end of the main stem. The second end of the main stem includes a connection part. One end of each branch includes a mounting part which is adapted to accommodate a light source or corresponds to a connection part of another lamp unit. In use, the connection part is electrically connected to the power supply, and each mounting part is provided with a light source or is connected to the connection part of another lamp unit. The invention also provides a lamp including a plurality of the lamp units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Zhisheng Tang, Guisheng Tang
  • Patent number: 10282480
    Abstract: A system associated with authentication of an object related to a multi-mode marker using a processing device. The processing device performs operations that include detecting a signal associated with a multi-mode marker related with the object; assigning a digital code based on the detected signal associated with the multi-mode marker; and identifying the object based on the digital code related to authentication of the object. A corresponding method and computer-readable device are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: APDN (B.V.I)
    Inventors: Judith Murrah, Phidung H. Tran, Maciej B. Szczepanik, MingHwa Benjamin Liang, James A. Hayward
  • Patent number: 10268851
    Abstract: A method and arrangement for interaction between a data processing device and a mobile device for the activation of a software action in the data processing device, including the steps: representation of request information on a display unit of the data processing device, acquisition of the request information with an optical sensor of the mobile device, generation of reply information in or via the mobile device, and representation of the reply information on a display of the mobile device. To simplify transmission of the reply information to the data processing device and to increase the security of the data transmission, the reply information is read using an optical reading device coupled to the data processing device and transmitted to the data processing device for the automatic activation of the software action, wherein the data processing device is not connected to the data network at least during data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
    Inventor: Michael Patri
  • Patent number: 10267499
    Abstract: The invention discloses wall lamp with a variable illumination direction, including lamp beads, a lamp bead seat, a mounting box, and a power adapter. The power adapter is installed within the mounting box; the lamp bead seat is of a cuboid structure, and an accommodating cavity is formed in the cuboid structure, the mounting box is located in the accommodating cavity. The lamp beads are arranged on an outer wall of one side surface of the cuboid structure. A first connector is arranged on an inner side wall of the lamp bead seat, and a second connector is arranged on the mounting box. The first connector is connected to the second connector in a pivotal way. A side surface of the first connector pushes against a side surface of the second connector, so that a level adjusting knob is formed by the mounting box and the lamp bead seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: DONGGUAN THAILIGHT SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHTING CO., LTD
    Inventor: Wenbo Zhou
  • Patent number: 10267972
    Abstract: A shaped illumination panel having a broad-area sheet-form configuration and including a flexible sheet of an optically transmissive material and one or more light sources optically coupled to an edge of the flexible sheet. The flexible sheet may include forward-deflecting or forward-scattering elements configured to extract light from one location of the flexible sheet and direct the extracted light to a second location of the flexible sheet where the extracted light can be transversely propagated through and reemitted from the flexible sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SVV TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Sergiy Vasylyev
  • Patent number: 10264248
    Abstract: A display apparatus configured for displaying different images at the same time, a vehicle having the same, and a method for controlling the same, may include a backlight device; and a display panel separate from the backlight device and configured to output an image using light of the backlight device, and the backlight device includes a first light source device configured to emit light; a second light source device separate from the first light source device, and a light guide plate disposed between the first light source device and the second light source device, and provided with a light guide portion configured to guide light in a first optical path when the light of the first light source device is incident and configured to guide light in a second optical path when the light of the second light source device is incident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Sung Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 10255289
    Abstract: A system and method for deduplicating analyzing system logs is disclosed. The method includes capturing, by an image acquisition component, an image of at least one log entry, converting, by an image processing component, text in the image of the at least one log entry to machine-encoded text, and scanning, by a log scanning component, the machine-encoded text for the at least one redundant copy of the at least one log entry. The method also includes removing, by the log scanning component, the at least one redundant copy of the at least one log entry, determining, by a log analysis component, if the at least one log entry is significant, flagging the at least one log entry if the log entry is significant, and alerting a user if the log entry is flagged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Businss Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Itzhack Goldberg, Harry R. McGregor, Christopher B. Moore, Neil Sondhi
  • Patent number: 10255538
    Abstract: A module comprising a base (20) supporting a planar capacitor, an antenna, and a microcircuit electrically connected to each other to form a resonant electrical circuit, the capacitor including on a first face of the base a first electrode (30, 301, 302, 303) and a second electrode (300) disposed on a second face opposite to said first face facing said first electrode, the second electrode and the first electrode having substantially the same shape. Each electrode has at least a first portion and a second portion disposed on either side of the turns (40) of said antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: IDEMIA FRANCE
    Inventor: Ahmed Ali
  • Patent number: 10247363
    Abstract: A fluid supply package is described, which includes a fluid storage and dispensing vessel, and a fluid dispensing assembly coupled to the vessel and configured to enable discharge of fluid from the vessel under dispensing conditions, wherein the fluid supply package includes an informational augmentation device thereon, e.g., at least one of a quick read (QR) code and an RFID tag, for informational augmentation of the package. Process systems are described including process tools and one or more fluid supply packages of the foregoing type, wherein the process tool is configured for communicative interaction with the fluid supply package(s). Various communicative arrangements are described, which are usefully employed to enhance the efficiency and operation of process systems in which fluid supply packages of the foregoing type are employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Entegris, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph D. Sweeney, Edward E. Jones, Joseph R. Despres, Richard S. Ray, Peter C. Van Buskirk, Edward A. Sturm, Chris Scannell
  • Patent number: 10248942
    Abstract: A checkout system includes a checkout station having a housing, a customer interface and a customer unloading station. A point-of-sale system has a microprocessor and memory operatively associated with one another to identify products being purchased, payments tendered therefor and to store transaction information locally at the checkout station or remotely from the checkout station. The microprocessor has programming configured to allow an item to be scanned by a product identification scanner, and an attendant command module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: ECR Software Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Terry Catoe, Mark Noble, John White, Burt Aycock, Claire McRoberts
  • Patent number: 10248658
    Abstract: A system and method for deduplicating analyzing system logs is disclosed. The method includes capturing, by an image acquisition component, an image of at least one log entry, converting, by an image processing component, text in the image of the at least one log entry to machine-encoded text, and scanning, by a log scanning component, the machine-encoded text for the at least one redundant copy of the at least one log entry. The method also includes removing, by the log scanning component, the at least one redundant copy of the at least one log entry, determining, by a log analysis component, if the at least one log entry is significant, flagging the at least one log entry if the log entry is significant, and alerting a user if the log entry is flagged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Itzhack Goldberg, Harry R. McGregor, Christopher B. Moore, Neil Sondhi
  • Patent number: 10234087
    Abstract: A personal mobility assistance device includes lights that accent the shape of the device. The lights include a battery, a wire, and a plurality of light emitting devices connected to the wire and powered by the battery. The light emitting devices are spaced sufficiently close to each other along the wire such that, when the vehicle is observed in low light conditions, the shape of the personal mobility assistance device is discernable to the observer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: BeDazzleLit LLC
    Inventors: Leo A. Spriggins, Charles D. Gavrilovich
  • Patent number: 10222529
    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: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Cohoon, Clarisse Mazuir, Matthew E. Last
  • Patent number: 10223627
    Abstract: A method and system for extracting information from a surface coated with a coating containing quantum dots are disclosed. In embodiments, the method comprises charging the quantum dots in the surface coating, scanning the surface to retrieve information from the quantum dots, and processing the retrieved information to identify data encoded in the quantum dots. In embodiments of the invention, the processing includes filtering the retrieved information to adjust the received information based on defined effects of the coating. In embodiments of the invention, the filtering includes filtering the retrieved information to account for chromatic deviation due to the color of the coated surface. In embodiments of the invention, the quantum dots include a plurality of different types of quantum dots, and the processing the retrieved information includes processing the retrieved information to distinguish between the information retrieved from the different types of quantum dots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Esteban Arias Navarro, Franz Friedrich Liebinger Portela, Edgar Adolfo Zamora Duran
  • Patent number: 10217040
    Abstract: A contactless communication medium includes a film base, an antenna coil disposed on a top surface of the film base and formed in a rectangular spiral shape, an IC chip performing wireless communication processing via the antenna coil, first plate electrodes connected to an inner end and an outer end of the antenna coil, and second plate electrodes disposed on a rear surface of the film base so as to be opposite to the first plate electrodes in the thickness direction of the film base. The first plate electrodes and the second plate electrodes have a first electrode portion and a second electrode portion respectively extending along a long side direction and a short side direction of the antenna coil so as to be adjacent to an inner periphery or an outer periphery of the antenna coil when viewed perpendicular to the film base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shin Kataoka
  • Patent number: 10210359
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a reading apparatus for reading a wireless tag includes a housing having a chamber and an opening providing an entrance to the chamber, a door attached to the housing and covering the opening when closed and permitting access to the chamber when opened, and an antenna within the housing and configured to emit a radio wave to read information from a wireless tag inside the chamber, a radiation surface of the antenna being parallel to a first inner wall surface and a second inner wall surface of the housing facing each other. The distance between the first and second inner wall surfaces is at least one half of a wavelength of a radio wave emitted from the antenna, and is a length based on an odd number multiple of a quarter of the wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Wataru Sakurai
  • Patent number: 10209034
    Abstract: The present invention belongs to the technical field of sighting telescopes, and specifically relates to a pitching angle fitting method for an integrated precision photoelectric sighting system. The present invention puts forward a precision photoelectric sighting system which is simple in shooting calibration and quick and accurate in sighting, adapts to any environmental factor and can furthest reduce the use of sensors and realize double-eye sighting, and provides a pitching angle fitting method for an integrated precision photoelectric sighting system. The system comprises a view field acquisition unit, a display unit, a ranging unit and a sighting circuit unit; the sighting circuit unit is provided with a memory card, the memory card stores the pitching angle fitting method, and precision shooting in any environment is realized using the integrated precision photoelectric sighting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: HUNTERCRAFT LIMITED
    Inventors: Lin Zhang, Chunhua Shi, Sang Su
  • Patent number: 10203770
    Abstract: A keyboard device according to one embodiment includes: a box-shape body, comprising a first side-wall and a second side-wall arranged opposite to and is pivotably openable relative to the first side-wall; a support assembly, configured to be connected detachably to the first side-wall of the box-shape body such that the box-shape body is adapted to support the electronic apparatus; and a flexible membrane keyboard which is connected with an internal surface of the second side-wall of the box-shape body and switchable between an unfolded condition in which the flexible membrane keyboard functions as a keyboard of the electronic apparatus and a folded condition in which the flexible membrane keyboard is received within the box-shape body. The keyboard device of the embodiments of the disclosure may function as both a keyboard for the electronic device and a support, and is provided with a limited size so as to facilitate portability thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Feng Jiang
  • Patent number: 10198609
    Abstract: Techniques are described for facilitating and/or optimizing a transaction, such as a purchase transaction, through the use of scanned data. In some implementations, a user may use a portable computing device to scan a vehicle tag (e.g., vehicle identification number) that is affixed to a vehicle and determine vehicle information. The user may also scan a user tag such as a driver's license to determine user data that identifies the user. The vehicle data and/or user data may be communicated to transaction service(s), which generate transaction data that may be specific to the particular user that provided the vehicle data and/or user data. The transaction data may include information regarding a price of the vehicle, terms of a loan that the user may take out to finance the purchase of the vehicle, information regarding an insurance policy for insuring the vehicle, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Shantanu Tripathy, David Lindley, Ricardo Alcantar, Adam Walker Moran, Rupesh Dhakal