Patents Examined by Kristy A. Haupt
  • Patent number: 10293385
    Abstract: A foreign substance collection structure, a display device and an operation method thereof are provided. The foreign substance collection structure includes a frame and a first baffle plate. The frame includes a first inside wall, the first baffle plate is configured to move toward the first inside wall. The first baffle plate includes a first surface and is capable of being moved from a position away from the first inside wall to a position where the first surface of the first baffle plate faces the first inside wall; an adhesive layer is disposed on at least one of the first inside wall and the first surface, and the adhesive layer is configured to bond foreign substances appearing on the first inside wall and/or the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Hefei Xinsheng Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hailong Li, Yudong Liu, Xiong Xiong, Xiaozhe Zhang, Ning Wang
  • Patent number: 10296820
    Abstract: A transaction card is provided. The transaction card includes a card frame having a card inlay and a card housing. The transaction card also includes a magnetic stripe disposed inside the card frame between the card inlay and the card housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Om J. Suthar
  • Patent number: 10295133
    Abstract: A modular solid state high bay lighting fixture is provided herein which includes at least two lighting modules, each including a body configured to define an open channel along one face thereof. A plurality of solid state light generating elements are located in the open channels of the bodies, with a lens or diffuser at least partly overlying each of the open channels. Bottom and upper plates extend between the lighting modules with the upper plate being spaced from, and at least partially overlying, the bottom plate so that a chamber is formed therebetween. A pair of endcaps are provided on opposite ends of the lighting modules. Advantageously, the subject invention allows for a solid state lighting fixture to be prepared in modular form which allows for both width and length adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: MAXLITE, INC.
    Inventors: Aymen Chami, Bryan Ortega
  • Patent number: 10288250
    Abstract: A lamp for a motor vehicle body includes a light source configured to generate light beams; a reflector configured to deflect and reflect the light beams; and an optical plate configured to scatter reflected light beams and non-reflected light beams. The reflector includes a first partial region and a second partial region for generating different brightness levels. The first partial region of the reflector is configured to be reflection-free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: DR. ING. H.C. F. PORSCHE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Alexander Rabek, Heinz Redlich, Malte Moessner, Ulrich Bauer, Burkhard Leutiger
  • Patent number: 10290918
    Abstract: An antenna for use in an RFID tag comprises an antenna yarn. The antenna yarn comprises metal fibers. The metal fibers are stainless steel fibers. The antenna yarn is wrapped by at least one wrapping yarn thereby covering the full surface of the antenna yarn or of the metal wire or of the bundle of metal wires. The at least one wrapping yarn comprises non-electrically conductive fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: NV BEKAERT SA
    Inventors: Jos Vleurinck, Steven Dillien, Kristof Degroote
  • Patent number: 10282647
    Abstract: Non-uniformities in substrate thickness and surface topography contribute significantly to the need for auto-focusing on a sample deposited thereon. These auto-focusing needs can be reduced or eliminated by measuring and storing substrate surface topography for later retrieval by an imaging system that can use the topographic information to help set appropriate focal parameters. These steps can be done in advance of an imaging experiment to reduce focus-related delays during the experiment. Topographic information can be stored, for example, in a database, associated with a representation of a unique substrate identifier; entry of the representation retrieves the topographic information. As another example, topographic information can be stored in an encoding device associated with the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Shivang R. Dave, Germán González Serráno
  • Patent number: 10274186
    Abstract: A luminaire including a mounting hood and a luminaire housing attachable to the mounting hood, wherein the mounting hood includes an upper aperture positioned on an upper portion of the mounting hood adapted for secured engagement with a lower end of a downwardly extending conduit, and a lower aperture in communication with the upper aperture positioned in an interior of the mounting hood, a water tight cord grip in threaded engagement with the lower aperture of the mounting hood, wherein the water tight cord grip has a base positioned beneath an upper portion of the water tight cord grip, and wherein electrical wiring may pass through the base and upper portion of the water tight cord, and also pass through the lower aperture and upper apertures of the mounting hood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Appleton Grp LLC
    Inventor: Dawn M. Grandsart
  • Patent number: 10275763
    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: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Stern, Makiko Taniguchi, Dan Makoski, Lin Yang, Carl Cepress, Austin Anderson, Jason Deperro
  • Patent number: 10269006
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for chopping up a gift card/code into smaller multiple gift card/codes. The system receives a request from a user to convert a closed-loop card/code having a value amount into two different closed-loop cards/codes and divides (or “chops up”) the closed-loop card/code into a first closed-loop card/code having a first value amount and a second closed-loop card/code having a second value amount, wherein the first value amount and the second value amount add up to no more than the value amount. The system offers the first closed-loop card/code and the second closed-loop card/code to one of the user and a third party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: GIFTCODES.COM, LLC
    Inventor: Jason Wolfe
  • Patent number: 10268942
    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: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: Cyril Lalo, Sebastien Pochic, Jacques Essebag
  • Patent number: 10268855
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for tracking people in a retail store. The system uses the retail store's digital map, video cameras, unique identifiers, video analytics, geo location technology and a customer's mobile device. The unique identifiers may be labels on hats using, for example, invisible ink or magnetic ink. The digital map of the retail store is used to track people. The user of the tracking system is able to track their party throughout the store even if the other people in the party do not have a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Donald R. High, Brian Gerard McHale
  • Patent number: 10262315
    Abstract: A system and method for coordinating processing of a funds transfer transaction between a transaction requestor and a transaction responder over a communications network. The transaction system comprises receiving a funds amount, requestor identification information, and responder identification information, such that at least one of the funds amount, the requestor identification information, or the responder identification information is encoded in symbology information embodied in a barcode. The system also decodes the symbology information into unencoded information using a coding scheme of the barcode and generates a funds transfer request for the funds transfer transaction, such that the funds transfer request has content including the unencoded information decoded from the symbology information. The system also sends the funds transfer request to a transaction processing system for subsequent settlement, as well as receives transaction confirmation messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Riavera Corp.
    Inventor: Mark Itwaru
  • Patent number: 10262171
    Abstract: A device including a case including a first housing demarcating a first accommodating volume designed to receive a PDA phone; a data capture module configured to capture data from the tag of the object; connection means configured to electrically connect the data capture module and the PDA phone; the device being remarkable in that the case includes a second housing demarcating a second accommodating volume, and in that the data capture module is arranged inside the second housing, in the second accommodating volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Saad Skali, Christophe Medina
  • Patent number: 10255768
    Abstract: Systems and methods for transferring resource access from a sender to a recipient are disclosed that can allow a sender to specify an amount of a resource to provide access to (e.g., an amount of money or an amount of access rights), while still providing security for the sender's sensitive credential information (e.g., PAN and/or PIN). These systems and methods can allow a sender to transfer resource access from any location and at any time of the day. In the case of money transfers, the recipient can quickly and directly obtain the money from any ATM location associated with any bank and at any time of the day, even without a bank account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Gourab Basu, Rajib Maitra, Tirtha Mauli Sarkar
  • Patent number: 10255545
    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: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: DYNAMICS INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Mullen, David N. Lambeth, Bruce Cloutier
  • Patent number: 10248949
    Abstract: One variation of a method for controlling a dynamic transaction card includes: at a first time, accessing a first cryptogram; at a second time, establishing a wireless connection with a mobile computing device; in response to establishing the wireless connection with the mobile computing device, accessing a first token associated with the first cryptogram from the mobile computing device via the wireless connection; generating a first magnetic stripe sequence command representing the first cryptogram and the first token; and in response to detecting a magnetic stripe card reader proximal a magnetic stripe emulator integrated into the dynamic transaction card at a third time succeeding the second time, driving the magnetic stripe emulator according to the first magnetic stripe sequence command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: CardLab ApS.
    Inventors: Frank Sandeløv, Thiago Olson, Christopher Bartenstein, Henry Balanon
  • Patent number: 10246002
    Abstract: A lighting device for a vehicle includes an irradiator that includes a light source mounted in the vehicle, and a shield that is provided to face an emission side of band-shaped light from the light source. The irradiator is configured to emit the band-shaped light from the light source at a predetermined irradiation angle to irradiate a road surface with the band-shaped light, and the irradiator is configured to change an irradiation direction of the band-shaped light toward the road surface. The shield is configured to shield a part of the band-shaped light such that the road surface is illuminated in a shape of a figure indicating prescribed information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumihiko Mouri, Susumu Yamamoto, Satoshi Yamamura
  • Patent number: 10247519
    Abstract: Described embodiments provide methods and apparatus for adjusting a line of sight to a target to compensate for drift. Embodiments can include an optical assembly configured and arranged for viewing an area including the target, a display window for viewing a line of sight to the target, one or more manual operator controls connected to a digital processor configured to adjust offsets to the line of sight, an automatic operating mode configured to automate adjusting the offsets to correct for drift bias of the line of sight to the target, and an operator control switch configured to switch the system between the automatic mode and a manual mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Nayan D. Sampat
  • Patent number: 10248945
    Abstract: A design element is displayed on a display screen. The design element is modulated over time to encode data in the design element. The design element is presented by a merchant. A camera component of a mobile device is used to capture images over time of the design element. A payment application in the mobile device analyzes the captured images to obtain the encoded data. The payment application uses the encoded data to establish a communication channel with a merchant device operated by the merchant. As a result of communication over the communication channel, a purchase transaction is implemented, including transmission of payment credentials to the merchant from the payment application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventors: Simon Phillips, Alan Johnson
  • Patent number: 10243255
    Abstract: A method begins by a first radio frequency identification (RFID) sensor, that is associated with a first object element, receiving a first data request signal from an RFID reader and sending a first radio frequency (RF) signal that includes first data to the RFID reader in response to the first data request signal. The method continues with a second RFID sensor receiving a second data request signal from, and sending second data to, the RFID reader. The method continues with the RFID reader sending a representation of the first and second data to a data processing unit, which processes the representation of the first and second data to determine a first and second data point regarding first and second object elements. The method continues by the data processing unit processing the first and second data points to determine an environmental relationship between the first and second object elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: RFMicron, Inc.
    Inventors: Shahriar Rokhsaz, Brian David Young, Ahmed Younis, John J. Paulos, Abhay Misra, Benjamin Cooke, Marwan Hassoun