Patents Examined by Kristy A. Haupt
  • Patent number: 10223562
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing main body having an opening, a transparent plate attached to an outer face of the housing main body so as to cover the opening, a light-emitting diode (LED) that is disposed in the housing main body to face outside via the opening and that illuminates a bar-code with illumination light, and an imaging unit that is disposed in the housing main body to face outside via the opening and that detects reflected light reflected on the bar-code in the illumination light. The housing main body is integrally formed with a shade configured to shade reflected light reflected on the transparent plate in the illumination light illuminated from the LED such that the illumination light does not enter into the imaging unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takehiro Itotani, Yukio Fujita
  • Patent number: 10223631
    Abstract: A payment card (e.g., credit and/or debit card) is provided with a magnetic emulator operable of communicating information to a magnetic stripe reader. Information used in validating a financial transaction is encrypted based on time such that a validating server requires receipt of the appropriate encrypted information for a period of time to validate a transaction for that period of time. Such dynamic information may be communicated using such an emulator such that a card may be swiped through a magnetic stripe reader—yet communicate different information based on time. An emulator may receive information as well as communicate information to a variety of receivers (e.g., an RFID receiver).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: DYNAMICS INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Mullen, David N. Lambeth, Bruce Cloutier
  • Patent number: 10223566
    Abstract: A two-dimensional code generation request is received by a server from a two-dimensional code display client. Static, two-dimensional code information and a random feature value are generated by the server. The generated static, two-dimensional code information and the random feature value are sent by the server to the two-dimensional code display client to display a combinational, two-dimensional code on the two-dimensional code display client. A two-dimensional code verification request sent by a two-dimensional code scanning client is received by the server. A two-dimensional code scanning status value is sent by the server to the two-dimensional code scanning client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Chenghai Yang
  • Patent number: 10215532
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for the designation of objectives, comprising a direct aiming member (D), associated with a gyroscopic unit (G) with three axes not parallel to each other and coupled firstly to means for analyzing the signals issuing from the sighting member, said means being able to determine the direction between the sighting member and said objectives and to transmit it to the distant control station provided with action means, and secondly to means (2) for recalibrating the gyroscopic unit, characterized in that it further comprises image-acquisition means (A) providing photography of the objectives, said acquisition means being associated with the direct-sighting member (D) and coupled to software means for processing the images and to means (E) for displaying said images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SOFRESUD
    Inventors: Marie-Annick Giraud, Grégory Borg, Stéphane Sandoz, Bernard Alhadef
  • Patent number: 10215361
    Abstract: A shade for removable attachment to a headlamp assembly having a headlamp connected to a head-strap where the shade is formed from first and second flexible, translucent wall panels which may lay flat against each other when not in use. The shade includes notches formed in each wall panel to which the segments of the head-strap located on either side of the headlamp may be removably connected. The headlamp assembly and shade when connected together may be suspended from a fixed point or placed upon a flat surface thereby creating a hands-free lantern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Jonathan McCann
  • Patent number: 10210505
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices and methods relating to an optimized electronic transaction card where various data inputs associated with a dynamic transaction card optimize operational configurations and/or a user experience of the dynamic transaction card to extend an energy storage life of the dynamic transaction card, promote various behaviors, and/or detect system and/or device defects. A dynamic transaction card may include a dynamic transaction card with various configuration and/or functionality that use the power components (e.g., printed circuit board (PCB), energy storage component, battery, and/or the like) of the dynamic transaction card. The configuration and/or functionality data may include, for example, sensor input, connection data, transaction data, display data, and/or the like. The configuration and/or functionality data may then be used to determine optimal configuration settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: James Zarakas, Brennon York
  • Patent number: 10210694
    Abstract: A method and system for programming a smart card using multiple programming protocols in a single card programming station. The card can include at least two programmable chips, with each chip being programmed using a different programming protocol. Alternatively, the card can include a single programmable chip, and the chip is programmed using at least two programming protocols. The card can also include at least two programmable chips, with each chip being programmed using at least two programming protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ENTRUST DATACARD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryan Boudreau, Lex Prenevost, Thomas J. Wagener
  • Patent number: 10210495
    Abstract: An image recognition system includes an imaging device and a processor. The processor is configured to detect an image of an article within an image captured by the imaging device, in response to detection of the image of the article, start a code detection process and an image recognition process to select one or more candidates. When the code symbol is detected within a predetermined period of time after the code detection process is started, the processor decodes the code symbol and determines an article associated with the decoded code symbol as the article within the captured image. When the code symbol is not detected within the predetermined period of time, and said one or more candidates are selected within the predetermined period of time, processor determines one of said one or more candidates as the article within the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hitoshi Iizaka, Hidehiro Naito
  • Patent number: 10204253
    Abstract: Debug information is output from a point-of-scale scanner by disguising it as one or more product identifiers (e.g., Global Trade Item Numbers, or GTINs). Generation of such “faux GTINs” to convey the debug information can be activated by presenting a special machine readable code to the scanner. Repetitive patterns in the debug information are desirably varied to avoid triggering duplicate detection logic in the scanner, which might otherwise suppress outputting of such repetitive information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventor: Scott M. Long
  • Patent number: 10198681
    Abstract: In order to provide a document of value or security document 1000 having an electronic circuit 1270 with increased mechanical stability, in particular to bending load, it is proposed to form the document of value or security document 1000 from at least two document layers 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400 arranged in a stack and connected to one another by means of a joining process, wherein the stack is formed by a supporting structure layer 1100 and a circuit carrier layer 1230 carrying the electronic circuit 1270. The supporting structure layer 1100 is formed from a fiber composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: BUNDESDRUCKEREI GmbH
    Inventors: Jörg Fischer, Stefan Trölenberg, Markus Tietke, Jakob Hille, Frank Fritze, Olaf Dressel, Manfred Paeschke
  • Patent number: 10197446
    Abstract: A system and method of determining if a surface contains print or is a screen of a device is provided. The method is comprised of the steps of: acquiring a spectral wavelength signature of the surface; comparing the spectral wavelength signature of the surface to RGB triple-peak emission spectra; scanning the surface with an image-based scanner in non-illumination mode based upon the spectral wavelength signature of the surface corresponding to the RGB triple-peak emission spectra, and scanning the surface with an image-based scanner in illumination mode based upon the spectral wavelength signature of the surface not corresponding to the RGB triple-peak emission spectra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick Anthony Giordano, Stephen J. Colavito, Timothy Good, Erik Van Horn, Sean Philip Kearney
  • Patent number: 10201078
    Abstract: A flexible printed circuit board may include a data signal circuit layer on which a data signal circuit is formed; and a destruction detection circuit layer on which a destruction detection circuit, structured to detect at least one of a break and a short-circuit of the destruction detection circuit layer, is formed, the destruction detection circuit layer overlapping the data signal circuit layer. The destruction detection circuit may be structured to carry destruction detection signals which are squarewave-shaped digital signals. The data signal circuit layer may include a first data signal circuit layer on which the data signal circuit is formed, the data signal circuit including linear-shaped first pattern wirings arranged parallel to one another. The destruction detection circuit may include a first destruction detection circuit layer including second pattern wirings formed by a linear portions orthogonally crossing the first pattern wirings and arcuate portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaya Fujimoto, Junro Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10198602
    Abstract: A card processing device with which a user operates a card by hand may include a card-inserting section at which the card is inserted; a card-storing section structured to store the card while a rear end portion of the inserted card is exposed from the card-inserting section; a reading section structured to read recorded information on the card stored in the card-storing section; a first detecting section structured to detect that the card is inserted to the card-storing section from the card-inserting section; a second detecting section, arranged on the farther side than the first detecting section in the inserting direction of the card, structured to detect that the card is inserted; and a status-monitoring section structured to detect fraud from the relation of the detections of the card at the first detecting section and the second detecting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tsutomu Orii
  • Patent number: 10191312
    Abstract: A rubber frame component, a backlight module, and a display device are provided, and the rubber frame component includes a rubber frame body and pointy projections made of a metal; the rubber frame body is configured to surround the edges of the backlight module and fix the backlight module; the pointy projections made of a metal are used to attract the static charges in a periphery of the display panel. The pointy projections made of a metal in the rubber frame component can attract the static charges around the display panel and discharge the electrostatic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yong Song
  • Patent number: 10192213
    Abstract: A mobile point of sale system and method uses a mobile point of sale terminal, a mobile device programmed with an app, and low energy network beacons. A cloud server communicates with the mobile point of sale terminal to manage the system and retain data. The beacons can be used to track location of a customer within a merchant to push information to the customer. The cloud server can use stored information about the customer to better target information and offers sent to the customer and to facilitate improved payment processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Bleu Tech Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Sesie K. Bonsi, Timur Valitov, Emil Baibagyshev, Nikolay Rogozhnikov, Alexey Modiagin
  • Patent number: 10192079
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for reading magnetic information by a mobile device are presented. In example embodiments, the mobile device comprises a housing having an integrated surface for swiping a magnetic swipe card and a magnetometer positioned within the housing to produce digital magnetometer output signals. The digital magnetometer output signals represent magnetic information derived from the magnetic swipe card and from the Earth's magnetic fields (or other sources). In some aspects, the digital magnetometer output signals may be filtered to determine which of the signals are derived from the Earth's magnetic fields and which may be derived from other sources. In some aspects, the filtering is based on a range, with those signals falling within a particular range being determined to be derived from the Earth's magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10191359
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus includes a solid state light source unit including a plurality of light emitting points that emits light and is arranged on a light emitting face, a plurality of optical elements configured to guide light emitted from the plurality of light emitting points to an illumination target face, a heat conduction member arranged in a space different from a space between the light emitting face of the solid state light source unit and the plurality of optical elements, configured to conduct heat from the solid state light source unit, and a cooling unit configured to supply a first fluid to the heat conduction member along a first flow path and supply a second fluid to the space between the light emitting face and the optical elements along a second flow path, wherein the second fluid is a fluid from which dust or dust and moisture is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Makoto Nomoto
  • Patent number: 10185851
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an operating method of a reader in a radio frequency identification (RFID) system. In the method, a reader operates in a tag information collection mode in which tag information is collected from a plurality of tags and a tag recognition mode in which a frame of a predetermined size calculated according to the number of tags operating in each frame is allocated based on the tag information and at least some of the plurality of tags are recognized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University
    Inventors: Tae-Jin Lee, Yunmin Kim
  • Patent number: 10184210
    Abstract: A system and method for tracking, treating, and laundering stains on a fabric item is disclosed. The system and method uses a stain tracking app to store and transmit data about the stain to a piece of laundry equipment. The system and method optionally uses an RFID tag to mark the stain or stains on a fabric item and uses a transponder or smartphone to locate the RFID tag and the stained fabric item. The user is then able to precisely locate both the stained fabric item and the precise location of the stain or stains on the fabric item for an optional chemical pretreatment prior to laundering. The stain tracking application transmits information about the stain to the piece of laundry equipment which can then be used to determine optimal pre-treatment and cleaning parameters to optimize removal of the stain or stains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Joan Volmut
  • Patent number: 10185856
    Abstract: Methods and systems for rendering virtual displays using cryptographic symbols are disclosed. In one aspect, a display device is disclosed that includes a processor and data storage including instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the system to perform operations. The operations include emitting infrared light toward a cryptographic symbol associated with a surface, receiving a reflection of the emitted natural or man-made sunlight from the cryptographic symbol, and, based on the reflection, decrypting the cryptographic symbol to determine a unique identifier. The operations further include, based on the identifier, generating a first virtual display, and rendering the first virtual display on an image of the surface, through a heads up display, or projected onto the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Hoover, Stephen Wylie, Sunil Vasisht, Geoffrey Dagley, Micah Price, Qiaochu Tang