Patents Examined by Kristy A. Haupt
  • Patent number: 10671906
    Abstract: The present invention is a method for analyzing an imprint configured on a surface of an object at a source location and verifying at a destination location to determine the object's authenticity. The method includes capturing at least one image at a source location and examining and analyzing the captured image. The analysis is performed by dividing the captured image into multiple layers. For each layer area, size, threshold points, distance between threshold points and angle of lines are determined and then stored in the first database. Afterwards this data is encrypted by a source user and uploaded to a blockchain. When the object reaches the destination location the destination user performs the same operation of capturing, examining and analyzing by dividing the captured image into multiple layers in the same fashion as performed by the source user and then stored in a second database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventors: Francisco Marchan, Alejandro Ruiz
  • Patent number: 10664669
    Abstract: A device for contactless communication with a terminal, the device comprising: an antenna for receiving a wireless signal emitted by the terminal; an embedded chip configured to generate data for communication to the terminal to perform a first function associated with the device; and a module separate from the chip configured to perform processes as part of a second function associated with the device, the module being connected to the antenna and comprising a power-harvesting unit configured to harvest power from the received wireless signal to power at least the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: IDEX Biometrics ASA
    Inventors: Keith Ahluwalia, Peter Eckehard Kollig, Anthony Michael Eaton, Tuck Weng Poon, Fred G. Benkley, III
  • Patent number: 10643046
    Abstract: The present invention enables a code to be recognized by a smart phone or other electronic devices even when the code is successively changed. The apparatus is equipped with an incoming amount detection unit for detecting the incoming amount per unit time of external energy incoming from the exterior, an information acquisition circuit for acquiring input information in a predetermined format based on a change in the said incoming amount per unit time, a working surface arranged with one or more elements in which a physical quantity change detectable from a counter surface occurs, one or more physical quantity control units which generate the said physical quantity change in each of the said one or more elements, and an information output unit in the said one or more physical quantity control units which outputs output information in a predetermined format in accordance with the said physical quantity change by the said one or more elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: I.P SOLUTIONS, LTD
    Inventor: Kenji Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10643040
    Abstract: The invention relates to a freeze-dryer product sensor (1). The freeze-dryer product sensor (1) comprises a transducer (13) for sensing a product parameter and an RFID unit (14). In a storage unit (28) of the RFID unit (14) at least one characteristic parameter (29) specific to the freeze-dryer product sensor (1) is stored. According to the invention the freeze-dryer product sensor (1) comprises only one single antenna unit (3), which leads to a reduced effort in constructing the freeze-dryer product sensor (1). The inventive freeze-dryer product sensor may be employed in a drying vessel. The invention also relates to a method for operating such a freeze-dryer product sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: MARTIN CHRIST GEFRIERTROCKNUNGSANLAGEN GMBH
    Inventors: Sven Ostermeier, Michael Umbach, Martin Dill, Frank Harms
  • Patent number: 10635865
    Abstract: A card insertion part may include a base plate secured to a card reader main body; a substrate that is disposed on an opposite side of the card reader main body with respect to the base plate and including a light source installed on a surface thereof on an opposite side of the base plate; a cover with optical transparency that spreads over the substrate on an opposite side of the base plate; an insulating member that is disposed between the substrate and the base plate; and a flexible wiring member connected to the substrate. The substrate may include an opening through which the card is passed, and a ground wiring pattern formed on an area surrounding the opening. The ground wiring pattern may be electrically connected to the card reader main body via the flexible wiring member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaya Fujimoto, Hiroki Yaginuma
  • Patent number: 10636240
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques that render a graphical user interface on a display device for performing transactions with a security system. The techniques include listening by a user device for a beacon from the security system, the beacon including a message and imitating by the user device the transaction with the security system in response to the message, with the message causing the user device to render a graphical user interface that has fields for entering an email address and a password to register the user device with a security server, with the graphical user interface rendering on the display a public key stored in a user digital wallet and a user digital wallet identification and sending in response to the message, a user's public key that is stored in the user's wallet and which is embedded in a code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TYCO INTEGRATED SECURITY, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Campero, Sean Davis, Graeme Jarvis, Terezinha Rumble
  • Patent number: 10631668
    Abstract: The invention provides an inspection system having an information acquisition unit that acquires product information from a product having a loading board surface side to which the product information is attached and an output unit that outputs a collation result between an acquisition result of the product information and order information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Uchimura, Hiroshi Takahashi, Masato Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10635874
    Abstract: A burning control system includes a capturing unit, a storing unit, a controlling unit, a processing unit, and a displaying unit. The capturing unit acquires product barcode information and burned barcode information relating to printed circuit board assembly (PCBA). The storing unit can store a program file corresponding to the burned barcode information. The controlling unit obtains product barcode information and the burned barcode information and outputs the burned barcode information to the processing unit. The processing unit writes the program file to a storage chip of the PCBA board. The displaying unit can display one of several prompts for a user's information. A burning control method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Goldtek Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Hao Huang, Kuo-Lin Chien, Yen-Ching Lee, Chih-Feng Liou
  • Patent number: 10621481
    Abstract: Example embodiments disclosed herein relate to generating a regressive information object. Information is encoded into an information object at states in a workflow. Information is encoded such that information encoded in a last state in the workflow is readable by an information object reader and information encoded in states prior to the last state is not readable by the information object reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven J Simske, A. Marie Vans
  • Patent number: 10612761
    Abstract: A light comprises: a mode selecting face cap that is rotatable on the light body for selecting operating modes, including OFF. Complementary electrical contacts on the light body and face cap enable operating modes including, e.g., ON and an optional detent retains the face cap in a rotational position for the OFF mode. Alternatively and/or additionally, the light may include a tail cap assembly including a housing shell defining one or more cantilevered supports and a resilient material for sealing the housing shell while leaving the actuators flexibly cantilevered and/or a laser light source having two adjusting screws at an acute angle to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventors: William D. Worman, Jon C. Zeisler
  • Patent number: 10599900
    Abstract: A transaction code identification method comprises scanning a transaction code, the transaction code comprising: a two-dimensional code and a check code; parsing the two-dimensional code to obtain a two-dimensional code content contained in the two-dimensional code; obtaining the check code; and sending the two-dimensional code content and the check code to a server to cause the server to verify the transaction code based on the two-dimensional code content and the check code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventor: Jian Ren
  • Patent number: 10600048
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for activating a function of an account card based on physical devices interactions such as a motion pattern detected by the account card. In some embodiments, the account card may include one or more sensors and processing capabilities sufficient to store a motion pattern, detect a motion pattern representing movement of the account card, compare the detected motion pattern to the stored motion pattern, and activate one or more functions of the account card based on the comparison. In some embodiments, the one or more functions may relate to account information communication, such as writing a magnetic stripe, unblocking a magnetic stripe, activating a near field communication chip, displaying an account number, providing power to an antenna, or otherwise enabling communication of the account number based on the capabilities of the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Stern, Makiko Taniguchi, Dan Makoski, Lin Yang, Carl Cepress, Austin Anderson, Jason Deperro
  • Patent number: 10592795
    Abstract: The present invention is a packaged electronic module with embedded electronics for use in smart cards. This invention assembles a plurality of electronics components on a flexible printed circuit, together with an integrated circuit chip and a contact plate, into a module. This module can then be embedded into a plastic card, using regular milling techniques, by a card manufacturer. This method packages the plurality of electronics components into a module. The present invention provides a business with the capability to avoid additional capital expenditure required for special equipment and enables all existing card manufacturers to manufacture smart cards with embedded electronics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Cyril Lalo, Sebastien Pochic, Jacques Essebag
  • Patent number: 10592894
    Abstract: An apparatus for effecting commercial transactions with a server using a transaction card via a communication device is provided. The apparatus includes a transaction device coupled with the communication device for capturing information from the transaction card and a controller for converting the captured card information into an encrypted audio signal and for transmitting the audio signal to the communication device. The communication device delivers the audio signal to the server for processing the commercial transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: 4361423 Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Tai Kwan Jimmy Tang, Chi Wah Lo, Kenneth G. Mages
  • Patent number: 10592905
    Abstract: A method and system for creating an assurance level based on authentication data attributes using a computer device coupled to a database are provided. The method includes receiving an authorization request associated with the financial transaction from the sender, the authorization request including a fraud risk assessment of the financial transaction determined by the sender using an authentication response received from the computer device by the sender, the authorization request including one or more reason codes associated with the sender fraud risk assessment. The method further includes transmitting the received authorization request to an issuer associated with the cardholder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Mark B. Wiesman
  • Patent number: 10592895
    Abstract: An apparatus for effecting a commercial transaction with a remote transaction server using a payment device via a communication device is provided. The apparatus includes a transaction device coupled with the communication device for capturing information stored on said payment device and a controller for converting the captured information into encrypted information and for transmitting the encrypted information to the communication device. The communication device delivers the encrypted information to the remote transaction server for processing the commercial transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: 4361423 Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Tai Kwan Jimmy Tang, Chi Wah Lo, Kenneth G. Mages
  • Patent number: 10586134
    Abstract: A card issuing device may include a plurality of card feeding mechanisms, each including a card accommodating unit; and a card transmitting mechanism; and a card processing mechanism. The plurality of card feeding mechanisms are aligned in the front-and-back direction. The card processing mechanism is positioned in front of a card feeding mechanism positioned farthest to the front. The card transmitting mechanism is structured to transmit the card toward the front. A first card feeding mechanism may include a card conveying path. The card conveying path is positioned below the card at the bottom accommodated in the card accommodating unit of the first card feeding mechanism. The card conveying path may include a card conveying mechanism configured to convey the card through the card conveying path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiji Ohta, Ryo Uchiyama
  • Patent number: 10586143
    Abstract: A metal cap is provided with an RFID tag that includes a metal cap including a cylindrical main body part, a top plate part formed at one end of the cylindrical main body part, and an opening part formed at the other end of the cylindrical main body part, and an RFID tag disposed on the metal cap. The RFID tag includes an RFIC element disposed in the metal cap, and a loop antenna connected to the RFIC element. At least a portion of a loop opening of the loop antenna extends in a circumferential direction R of the metal cap while being exposed from an opening edge of the opening part of the metal cap to the outside of the metal cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Noboru Kato
  • Patent number: 10586136
    Abstract: A transaction card includes a card body, where the card body includes a surface with a first surface area. The surface of the card body includes private information that encompasses a second surface area of the surface, and the second surface area is less than the first surface area. The transaction card includes a reflective element that is applied to the surface of the card body, and includes a third surface area. The third surface area is based on the first surface area or the second surface area, and the third surface area enables the reflective element to reflect light away from the private information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Edwards, Abdelkadar M'Hamed Benkreira, Michael Mossoba
  • Patent number: 10579990
    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: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: James Zarakas, Brennon York