Patents Examined by Karl D. Frech
  • Patent number: 10395451
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods of attendance verification using mobile electronic devices (or “mobile devices”). In some embodiments, a person's biometric data is acquired and verified locally by a mobile device associated with the person while the mobile device is located in a geographic region associated with an event, and attendance data, including an indication of the verification of the biometric data along with a unique identifier of the mobile device, such as an international mobile equipment identity (IMEI) of the mobile device, is transmitted to an attendance server that makes a record of the person's attendance of the event based on the attendance data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Raed Abdullah Al-Shaikh, Sadiq M. Sait, Muyeed Ahmed Shariff
  • Patent number: 10393338
    Abstract: A headlight housing assembly for mounting a projector lamp. The headlight housing eliminates the need to cut a stock headlight housing of a motor vehicle for an aftermarket adaptation to receive a projector lamp. The invention permits installation of a properly aligned projector, mounted securely to the vehicle, with no mess created. The design results in a professional looking product using stronger materials for a longer expected life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas Michael Heusinger
  • Patent number: 10384780
    Abstract: Precision ballistic airdrop of packages from an aircraft comprises entering the estimated wind field in the drop zone into a CPU aboard the packages; computing a transition altitude for each of the packages based on the wind field and the order in which each package is released, each package having a predetermined release order; programming the computed transition altitude into each of the packages; releasing each of the packages in the predetermined order; comparing a pressure altitude to the transition altitude in the CPU of each package; jettisoning the drogue chute and deploying the main chute for each of the packages when the pressure altitude is less than or equal to the transition altitude; and descending each of the packages under its main chute, wherein the wind field affects the flight of some of the packages more than others based on the selection of the transition altitude for each package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: David B Doman, Adam R. Gerlach, Josiah T. Vandermey
  • Patent number: 10387699
    Abstract: A method of actuating a barcode reading platform by combining omnidirectional laser scanning and area-imaging approaches to trigger an imaging assembly in response to sensing laser pulses reflected and/or scattered by surrounding objects is disclosed. Specifically, a method of capturing an image of a barcode with a barcode scanner focuses on actuating a laser scanning system, illuminating an object with optical laser beam pulses, detecting laser beams reflected and/or scattered by the object, transmitting and analyzing a signal indicative of the detected laser beams to determine a presence of the object, and actuating a barcode reading platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Li Liu, QianAn Zhang, LiuXin Huang, Zhongqi Liu
  • Patent number: 10381851
    Abstract: A battery support for a scanning device includes a separator plate and multiple elongate battery guides. The separator plate includes multiple mounting supports to engage mounting portions of the interior of the head portion to install the separator plate within the casing. The multiple elongate battery guides extend from the handle-side surface of the separator plate into the interior of the handle portion when the separator plate is installed within the casing. The multiple elongate battery guides engage a removable battery as the battery is inserted into a second end of the handle portion opposite a first end to guide a battery mating connector towards a scanner battery connector. The multiple battery guides continue to engage the removable battery while the battery connector engages the mating connector. The multiple battery guides are configured to prevent exertions of physical stress on the battery connector through the mating connector by the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Datalogic IP Tech S.R.L.
    Inventor: Paolo Quattrini
  • Patent number: 10372953
    Abstract: A system controlled responsive at least in part to data read from data bearing records is operative to cause vehicle repair parts to be determined and furnished. Data read by a reader from a tag associated with a damaged vehicle is used to determine vehicle identifying data. A repair estimate calculation circuit (RECC) operates responsive to the read data to produce a needed parts record (NPR). The records produced by the RECC are operative to cause a vehicle repair entity (VRE) to be furnished the vehicle repair parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: OE Connection LLC
    Inventors: Igor Bondarenko, Scott Morman, Mike Folk, Guillermo Lopez, Sarah Truman, Katherine Golden
  • Patent number: 10363769
    Abstract: A transaction card includes a first full thickness portion and a second, reduced thickness portion. Each of the first and second portions includes a top surface and an opposing bottom surface spaced from the top surface by a thickness of the card. The first, full thickness portion includes an extent of the card that remains exposed when the card is inserted into a pocket of a card-carrying case, and a feature deviating from a flat region along at least one of the top surface and the opposing bottom surface of the card. The feature is configured for tactile engagement to facilitate removal of the card from the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Herrington, Scott McClellan
  • Patent number: 10365068
    Abstract: A laser system operationally coupled to an aimable device having a Line of Sight (LOS), and adapted for providing a graphic laser display, including: at least one laser source adapted to generate: a first laser output, displaying a fixed pattern at a hit point having a fixed orientation relative to an axis of the LOS of the aimable device, and a second laser output, forming the graphic laser display; a motion control mechanism adapted to direct at least the second laser output; a tracking system configured to track at least one target; and a processing unit, configured to receive tracking data relating to a location of the at least one target relative to the LOS of the aimable device and instruct the motion control mechanism to direct the second laser output to display the graphic laser display on the at least one target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SMART SHOOTER LTD.
    Inventor: Avshalom Ehrlich
  • Patent number: 10365066
    Abstract: A precise photoelectric sighting system that is simple in shooting calibration, quick and accurate in sighting, adapts to any environmental factor, and may greatly reduce the use of sensors and realize binocular sighting. The system includes a field-of-view acquisition unit, a display unit, a ranging unit and a sighting circuit unit; and precise shooting under any environment is realized by applying the integrated precise photoelectric sighting system. The calibration method of the photoelectric sighting system enables quick and precise calibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: HUNTERCRAFT LIMITED
    Inventors: Lin Zhang, Chunhua Shi, Sang Su
  • Patent number: 10347104
    Abstract: A method includes printing a first magnetic material onto a substrate. The first magnetic material has a first magnetic characteristic and encodes first information based on the first magnetic characteristic. The method further includes printing a second magnetic material onto the substrate. The second magnetic material encodes second information and has a second magnetic characteristic different from the first magnetic characteristic. The second information is encoded based on the second magnetic characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew S. Doyle, Jeffrey N. Judd, Scott D. Strand
  • Patent number: 10344957
    Abstract: Lighting fixture include an elongated support and at least one lighting element. The support operably attachable to a wall or a ceiling. The least one lighting element includes a lighting unit and a continuous surrounding member. The continuous surrounding member has an inner surface and an outer surface defining a first opening and a second opening. The elongated support extends through a first portion of the surrounding member spaced from the first opening and spaced from the second opening and extends through a second portion of the surrounding member spaced from the first opening and spaced from the second opening. The lighting unit is disposed in a cavity and spaced from the inner surface of the surrounding member to define a surrounding area between the lighting unit and the inner surface of the surrounding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Boyd Lighting Fixture Company
    Inventor: Doyle Crosby
  • Patent number: 10346654
    Abstract: An asset management system comprises a control function module configured to manage a set of rack-mounted devices having a corresponding allocated rack space when the devices are sparsely distributed over multiple cabinets, possibly in different data centers. The aggregate rack space occupied by the set of devices does not exceed the allocated rack space. A user interface is communicatively coupled to the control function module and configured to generate a virtual representation visible to a user of the set residing in a virtual cabinet corresponding to the allocated rack space. The user interface includes a user control to enable the user to interact with the set of devices. The asset location system can comprise a radio frequency identification (RFID) system to locate and track the devices, and select a subset of the devices to display and control based on filter parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Mox Networks, LLC
    Inventors: David Hochhalter, David Bigelow, Nicholas J Witchey, Chad Milam
  • Patent number: 10339747
    Abstract: A card reader may include a wireless user interface; a host connecting interface structured to connect with the host device of the system; and a wireless communication interface structured to connect with the mobile terminal. The wireless user interface may be structured to communicate with the host device through the host connecting interface and with the mobile terminal through the wireless communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Ishikawa, Katsuhisa Higashi, Yosuke Oguchi, Toshiro Shiomi
  • Patent number: 10340310
    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: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Charles Schrama, Varun Dev Kakkar, Erno Fancsali
  • Patent number: 10337699
    Abstract: A light has a light base body and lighting segments, which can be inserted into the light base body. Each of the lighting segments here emits light in a directional manner and has a predefined emission characteristic. Moreover, the emission characteristics of the lighting segments comprise at least two different emission characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: H4X e.U.
    Inventor: Andreas Hierzer
  • Patent number: 10339733
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods of attendance verification using mobile electronic devices (or “mobile devices”). In some embodiments, a person's biometric data is acquired and verified locally by a mobile device associated with the person while the mobile device is located in a geographic region associated with an event, and attendance data, including an indication of the verification of the biometric data along with a unique identifier of the mobile device, such as an international mobile equipment identity (IMEI) of the mobile device, is transmitted to an attendance server that makes a record of the person's attendance of the event based on the attendance data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignees: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Raed Abdullah Al-Shaikh, Sadiq M. Sait, Muyeed Ahmed Shariff
  • Patent number: 10331919
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are disclosed for managing components within a server using radiofrequency communications. The methods and apparatuses disclosed employ a server having a chassis with a plurality of slots. Each slot of the plurality of slots is configured to connect a removable electronic component to the chassis. The server also includes a controller configured to manage the removable electronic components connected to the chassis. The server also includes at least one RFID reader communicatively connected to the controller. The at least one RFID reader is configured to interrogate one or more RFID tags of the removable electronic components connected to the chassis and provide information from the one or more RFID tags to the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chih-Chia Huang, Chin-Lung Su, Hao-Yu Chan, Ming-Chih Hsiao
  • Patent number: 10330852
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes a light-emitting element, first and second light-transmissive members disposed on the light-emitting element, a light-guiding member, and a light-reflective member. A perimeter of a lower surface of the first light-transmissive member is disposed inwardly of a perimeter of an upper surface of the light-emitting element in a plan view. The light-guiding member covers the upper surface of the light-emitting element and the lower surface and lateral surfaces of the first light-transmissive member. The light-guiding member does not cover an upper surface of the second light-transmissive member and at least a portion of a lateral surface of the second light-transmissive member continuous. The light-reflective member covers lateral surfaces of the light-guiding member and at least the portion of the lateral surface of the second light-transmissive member exposed from the light-guiding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Ozeki, Akira Goto
  • Patent number: 10325196
    Abstract: A smart tag is attached on a vehicle body in a vehicle manufacturing process. The smart tag includes a position measurement transmitter for transmitting signals for measuring position of a vehicle body, a wireless communication transceiver for performing wireless communication, a position sensor for sensing data for calculating a position of the vehicle body, a memory for storing data including vehicle body information, a controller for controlling operation of the smart tag, and a battery for supplying electric power to components of the smart tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sung Wook Lee, Hyeoung Kim, Deug Young So
  • Patent number: 10323815
    Abstract: An inner lens for a light module includes a first plurality of clips positioned on a lower surface of the inner lens configured to engage with a corresponding first plurality of protrusions of a light frame module; and a second plurality of clips positioned on an upper surface of the inner lens configured to engage with a corresponding second plurality of protrusions of the light frame module. The inner lens is configured to be mounted to the light frame module from a rear side of the light frame module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Valeo North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Ziyi Li