Patents Examined by Karl D. Frech
  • Patent number: 10713740
    Abstract: A doorbell cam device for controlling access to a listing includes a microprocessor, a video interface, an input interface, a wireless network interface, an audio interface and a special computer program. The doorbell cam device is adapted to scan a machine readable optical label encoding a showing appointment, request a showing appointment management system to validate the showing appointment, receive a validation result, and notify an electronic lock system to open when the showing appointment is validated. The opened electronic lock system provides access to the listing for a user presenting a showing pass scanned by the video interface. The scanning can be triggered by a double-press of the input interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee:, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael P. Caputo
  • Patent number: 10691907
    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 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Ynjiun P. Wang
  • Patent number: 10685346
    Abstract: To facilitate conducting a secure transaction via wireless communication between a portable electronic device (such as a smartphone) and another electronic device (such as a point-of-sale terminal), the portable electronic device may, after a final command is received from the other electronic device, determine a unique transaction identifier for the secure transaction. In particular, the final command may be specific to an applet, stored in a secure element in the portable electronic device, which conducts the secure transaction. The secure element may generate the unique transaction identifier based on financial-account information associated with the applet, which is communicated to the other electronic device. Next, the secure element may provide, to a processor in the portable electronic device, an end message for the secure transaction with the unique transaction identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ahmer A. Khan, Zachary A. Rosen, Joakim Linde
  • Patent number: 10679023
    Abstract: A two-dimensional code includes: a first code symbol coding first information being a first valid information according to a first standard; a terminator pattern indicating an end of the valid information according to the first standard; and a second code symbol arranged after the terminator pattern in a region in which valid information can be arranged according to the first standard, and coding, according to a second standard different from the first standard, verification data encrypted using a private key, the verification data being for verifying correctness of the first valid information. The verification data may be signature data included in non-output data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Takashi Ushiki
  • Patent number: 10672235
    Abstract: A settlement apparatus contains a case body; a coin inserting slot, provided at the case body, which receives a deposited coin; a coin depositing/dispensing device, provided in the case body, which stores the deposited coin received through the coin inserting slot and dispenses the stored coin; and a concaved shape money placement portion, arranged at the case body, which has a money placement surface on which the deposited coin which is received by the coin inserting slot is temporarily placed, wherein the money placement surface is connected to the coin inserting slot in a width direction of the case body and is formed flatly, and the money placement portion is arranged across a center of the case body in the width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventors: Akiko Susaki, Norifumi Shishido
  • Patent number: 10657344
    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: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Shantanu Tripathy, David Lindley, Ricardo Alcantar, Adam Walker Moran, Rupesh Dhakal
  • Patent number: 10649112
    Abstract: A tape format magnetoelastic resonator device comprises a continuous ribbon of amorphous magnetic material having a plurality of separate, hinged magnetoelastic resonator strips formed from the ribbon, linearly displaced along a longitudinal axis of the ribbon, wherein each magnetoelastic resonator strip is configured to couple to an external magnetic field at a particular frequency and convert the magnetic energy into mechanical energy, in the form of oscillations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Curtis L. Shoemaker, Ziyad H. Doany, Ding Wang
  • Patent number: 10643417
    Abstract: A money processing device includes a storage unit that stores money, a quantity measurement unit that measures a quantity of the money stored in the storage unit during examination processing, and a control unit that performs control of calculating a remaining time or a degree of progress of the examination processing and notifying the calculated remaining time or degree of progress of the examination processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoichi Morinobu, Yuta Miyasaka, Atsushi Ikemoto
  • Patent number: 10636331
    Abstract: The embodiments herein provide an audio electronic shelf label (AESL) configured for providing information related to a product associated with the audio electronic shelf label. The AESL comprises a communication interface for communicating information related to the AESL; a control unit coupled to the communication interface and an audio interface unit coupled to the control unit. The control unit is configured for processing the information related to the AESL. The audio interface unit is configured for generating audio signals encoded with a characteristic audio tag upon receiving an indication from a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Vivek Kumar Singh
  • Patent number: 10628644
    Abstract: A system for sequence management of vehicles may include: smart tags respectively attached to each of vehicles which are sequentially moved in a production line; a tag recognition device disposed in the production line and receiving data from the smart tags and sensing whether the smart tags enter respective process areas and an actual vehicle sequence through the data; and a server storing sequence information of the vehicles, receiving the actual vehicle sequence from the tag recognition device, comparing the sequence information and the actual vehicle sequence, and determining whether a sequence error occurs in the sequence information, and when the error occurs in the sequence information, changing the sequence information to the actual vehicle sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Sung Wook Lee
  • Patent number: 10621396
    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: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Wataru Sakurai
  • Patent number: 10621546
    Abstract: Described is an RFID-enabled medical item storage, organization, and/or tracking device, such as a cabinet or shelf, that includes a limited-range wireless network communication capability, such as low-energy Bluetooth or Zigbee, to communicate with nearby cabinets, shelves or mobile devices, any of which may serve as a communication aggregator to coordinate the communication of multiple cabinets, shelves and other devices with an inventory management system or other back-end computer system or other device via back haul wireless or wired networks (e.g., the Internet).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: WAVEMARK, INC.
    Inventors: Nathan John Wicks, Richard Eugene Leitermann, Jean-Claude Jacques Saghbini, Lars Rohrberg
  • Patent number: 10614429
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, there is disclosed herein an automated banking machine that includes an instrument acceptor operable to receive financial instruments. The machine is operable to cause user data obtained from a user during a user session with the machine to be sent to a transaction authorizing host computer. The machine is operable to generate an electronic deposit slip that includes a data representative of a financial account associated with the user data, and a value of value of a financial instrument received by the instrument acceptor during the user session. The electronic deposit slip to be sent to a server that is remotely located from the automated banking machine and data representative of the value of the financial instrument is sent to the authorizing host terminal to cause the financial account to be credited an amount corresponding to the value of the financial instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated
    Inventors: Keith Carpenter, Martin J. Brown, Jonathan Soudry, James Meek, Todd Galloway, Robert W. Barnett, Mike P. Ryan, David A. Peters, Rafael Feijo
  • Patent number: 10572792
    Abstract: The present invention provides an IC tag container to be attached to an attachment target member, the IC tag container including an IC tag that includes an IC chip and an antenna configured to electrically transmit and receive information stored in the IC chip, at least one reinforcing member that is disposed on at least one surface of the IC tag and that covers the IC chip, at least one sheet-like cover member that is disposed on the at least one surface side of the IC tag and that covers at least the antenna and the reinforcing member, and an enclosing member that is disposed on the at least one surface side of the IC tag, that covers the IC tag, the reinforcing member, and the cover member, and that is attachable to the attachment target member, wherein the cover member is configured to be slidable along at least a portion of the IC tag, and the cover member is not adhesively joined to the IC tag around the reinforcing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventors: Toshiharu Shimai, Yoshiharu Kiyohara
  • Patent number: 10572788
    Abstract: An RF tag that includes a limiter and is capable of satisfactorily adjusting an impedance of a matching circuit is provided. The RF tag includes a variable load unit of which an amount of power consumption is changeable and a control unit that is capable of executing an impedance adjusting process of adjusting the impedance of the matching circuit such that an output voltage of a rectification circuit becomes a maximum and executes the impedance adjusting process after reducing the output voltage of the rectification circuit to a voltage less than a limiter voltage by adjusting the amount of power consumption of the variable load unit when a predetermined condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Yase, Tetsuya Nosaka
  • Patent number: 10552811
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein may provide automated teller machine (ATM) security. For example, an ATM security system may comprise an ink staining system, an electronic lock, and a processor in communication with the electronic lock and the ink staining system. The processor may be configured to determine that the lock is being opened, disable the ink staining system in response to the determining, and enable the ink staining system when the lock has been closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSAFE SA DE CV
    Inventors: Francisco Robles Gil Daellenbach, Pablo Robles Gil Martinez Del Rio
  • Patent number: 10552820
    Abstract: Methods and systems for facilitating electronic transactions on a user device are described. User-friendly graphical user interfaces (GUIs) are provided with minimal text and more pictures and images. The GUIs detect or receive various gesture inputs, such as swiping, tapping, and dragging and dropping, and display a corresponding screen or page. The gesture inputs allow a user to select or specify payers/payees, transaction amounts, and funding sources, without having to type numbers or letters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventor: Michelle Pujals
  • Patent number: 10552725
    Abstract: A transponder apparatus for a transponder unit has a UHF and HF transponder The UHF transponder has a transponder support, a UHF antenna and a UHF chip. The HF transponder has an HF antenna and an HF chip. The UHF antenna is at the transponder support and is made up of conducting UHF antenna structures in transponder support planes which are spatially separated from one another. The transponder apparatus includes an electrically-insulating attachment layer connecting the UHF transponder to the HF antenna. The transponder apparatus includes an electrically-insulating spacer element connected to the HF transponder and which spatially separates the UHF transponder and the HF transponder relative to a body. The UHF transponder is disposed on the HF antenna. A conducting HF antenna structure of the HF antenna extends beyond a covering surface of the UHF transponder and the HF antenna structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventors: Lars Klemm, Carsten Nieland, Sebastian Gallschütz
  • Patent number: 10552722
    Abstract: Smartcard (SC) having a card body (CB) and a conductive coupling frame antenna (CFA) extending as a closed loop circuit around a periphery of the card body, and also extending inwardly so that two portions of the coupling frame antenna are closely adjacent each other, with a gap therebetween. The gap may extend from a periphery of the card body to a position corresponding with a module antenna (MA) of a transponder chip module (TCM) disposed in the card body, and may function like a slit (S) in a coupling frame (CF). A portion of the coupling frame antenna may be arranged to surround the ISO position of the transponder chip module in the card body. A coupling frame antenna (CFA) may be incorporated onto a module tape (MT) for a transponder chip module (TCM).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Féinics AmaTech Teoranta
    Inventors: David Finn, Mustafa Lotya, Darren Molloy
  • Patent number: 10546161
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification (RFID) tray for use with a cloud application platform is described. A cloud application, operatively coupled to the RFID tray via the cloud application platform, issues a command to the RFID tray. The issued command is received by an embedded agent of the RFID tray. Based on the received command, the RFID tray performs an RFID scan of one or more RFID-tagged items placed on or in the RFID tray, and the embedded agent sends the tag information from the one or more RFID-tagged items to a cloud application of the cloud network that tracks an inventory of the RFID-tagged items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Sehmer, John Kuehl