Patents Examined by Kristy A. Haupt
  • Patent number: 11100738
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for facilitating the exchange of an item. For example, a containment component is configured to receive one or more items. A locking component is configured to selectively restrict or allow access to the item. A code generation component is configured to generate and provide an unlocking code to a requestor (e.g., based upon payment by the requestor that requests access to the item). A code entry component is configured to receive user input of a code. The code entry component either retains the locking component in a locked state if the code is not validated as the unlocking code or transitions the locking component into an unlocked state if the code is validated as the unlocking code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventor: Jackson William Wegelin
  • Patent number: 11093726
    Abstract: According to a first aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method of determining a unique identifier for a security element, the method comprising: optically reading the security element, the security element comprising a number of emitters that are each capable of exhibiting a different emission response to excitation of the number of emitters; the reading comprising determining data indicative of an optical property of the security element using first emission electromagnetic radiation, emitted in response to first excitation of the number of emitters, and determining data indicative of an optical property of the security element using second emission electromagnetic radiation, emitted in response to second, different, excitation of the number of emitters; and the unique identifier being determined from a map of a variation in determined data indicative of an optical property with respect to the excitation of the number of emitters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: QUANTUM BASE LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert James Young, Utz Alfred Fritz Roedig
  • Patent number: 11080498
    Abstract: A bioptic reader assembly includes a scale assembly, bioptic barcode reader, and video upgrade module. The scale assembly includes a support frame and a platter and has a width that is less than or equal to 11½ inches. The bioptic barcode reader is mounted to the support frame and includes a lower housing portion positioned below the platter, an upper housing portion extending above the lower housing portion and the platter, and a camera. The video upgrade module is operatively connected to the bioptic barcode reader, is in communication with the camera, and is configured to process and interpret images received from the camera. The video upgrade module is positioned within the width of the scale assembly and within a height defined from a top surface of the platter to a bottom of the lower housing portion, which is preferably less than or equal to 4 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Drzymala, Edward Barkan, Darran Michael Handshaw
  • Patent number: 11080496
    Abstract: A distribution system for use in an induction system with an object processing system. The distribution system provides dissimilar objects into one of a plurality of receiving units. The distribution system includes an air intake system with an opening that is a fixed distance from a conveyor section, said air intake system aiding in moving an object on the conveyor section from the conveyor section to one of a plurality of adjacent transport units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Matthew T. Mason, Christopher Geyer, John Richard Amend, Jr., Kyle Maroney, Joseph Romano, Victoria Hinchey, Jeffrey Kittredge, Andrew Gauthier, Lakshman Kumar, Prasanna Velagapudi
  • Patent number: 11068882
    Abstract: A controller of a transaction card may cause the transaction card to be in a first state. The transaction card may include a battery and at least one other component. In the first state, the battery does not provide power to the at least one other component of the transaction card. The transaction card may receive a signal from a near-field communication (NFC) device and may cause the transaction card to be in a second state based on receiving the signal. In the second state, the battery provides power to the at least one other component of the transaction card. The transaction card may perform a transaction based on the transaction card being in the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Molly Johnson, James Zarakas, Adam Vukich
  • Patent number: 11067814
    Abstract: A system comprising a processing resource configured to: obtain a first indication of a confirmation, by an operator of a platform, of an alignment of one symbol of a first plurality of symbols with a second symbol as viewed in a head-mounted display of a head-mounting worn by the operator, the first plurality of symbols being projected by at least one optical apparatus disposed on the platform to a plurality of different viewing angles, the second symbol being projected onto the head-mounted display by a projection unit of the head-mounted display; determine which given symbol of the first plurality of symbols was aligned with the second, the given symbol having first orientation data, the second symbol having second orientation data; and perform an alignment of the head-mounting and the head-mounted display at least based on the first orientation data and the second orientation data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: . ELBITSYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Yoav Ophir
  • Patent number: 11068680
    Abstract: A base station or handheld device can be equipped with a latch system or a multi-hinge arrangement for electrical contacts. The latch system can be adjustable between different latching configurations in which the base station and handheld device are retained together by different degrees. The multi-hinge arrangement can provide rotation about multiple axes to provide rolling contact between electrical contacts of the base station and the handheld device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: COGNEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: János Kállay, Saul Sanz Rodriguez, Kai Fluegge
  • Patent number: 11064821
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to item-identifying carts that may be utilized by users to automatically identify items that the users place in their carts. In addition, these carts may automatically determine the outcome of respective events that occur with respect to these identified items. For example, the carts may be configured to identify one or more items that are placed into or removed from the cart, and thereafter determine one or more actions taken with respect to the identified items and a quantity of the items involved. For example, after identifying a first item and a second item either placed into or removed from the cart, the cart may determine that the user added two instances of the first item and removed one instance of the second item. In response to making this determination, the cart may update a virtual cart of a user operating the physical cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Cohn, Oded Maron, Jeremy Samuel De Bonet, Xiang Ma
  • Patent number: 11068682
    Abstract: Disclosed in embodiments of the present application are a QR code generation method and apparatus for a terminal device. The terminal device comprises a camera. A specific implementation mode of the method comprises: receiving a QR code generation instruction input by a user, wherein the QR code generation instruction comprises a QR code information; starting a camera, and generating a camera real-time photographing picture; and generating a real-time picture displaying the QR code based on the QR code information and the generated camera real-time photographing picture. The implementation mode enables the user to clearly distinguish whether the QR code is an originally generated QR code, thereby improving the security of the QR code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: BEIJING JINGDONG SHANGKE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BEIJING JINGDONG CENTURY TRADING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yonghua Chen
  • Patent number: 11055504
    Abstract: In an induction system for use with an object processing system, a distribution system is disclosed for providing dissimilar objects into one of a plurality of receiving units. The distribution system includes a conveyor section that travels over a vacuum roller, and the plurality of receiving units arranged generally below the vacuum roller such that an object with a mass will fall toward one of the plurality of receiving units based on both the object's mass and a vacuum force applied to the object through the conveyor section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Matthew T. Mason, Christopher Geyer, John Richard Amend, Jr., Kyle Maroney, Joseph Romano, Victoria Hinchey, Jeffrey Kittredge, Andrew Gauthier, Lakshman Kumar, Prasanna Velagapudi
  • Patent number: 11055594
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for securing a communication link. The apparatus may include a microprocessor. The apparatus may include a memory cell. The apparatus may include a photovoltaic circuit. The apparatus may include a radio frequency transceiver circuit. The apparatus may include an organic light emitting diode display circuit. The microprocessor may be embedded in an information card. The memory cell may be embedded in the information card. The photovoltaic circuit may be embedded in the information card. The radio frequency transceiver may be embedded in the information card. The organic light emitting diode display may be embedded in the information card. The display circuit may include an array of separately excitable diode fields. The display circuit may include a display controller that is in electronic communication with each of the fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Shailendra Singh, Ashutosh Tripathi
  • Patent number: 11055595
    Abstract: An RFID device is provided with a substrate and a plurality of RFID components associated to the substrate. The substrate is initially provided in a substantially planar configuration, with the RFID components being associated to the substantially planar substrate. After the RFID components have been associated to the substrate, the substrate is folded at at least one fold line to give the substrate and resulting RFID device a non-planar structure. All or portions of at least two of the RFID components are associated to portions of the substrate that are present in different planes, which may include portions of the substrate that are oriented in generally parallel planes or at an angle to each other. By such a non-planar, three-dimensional configuration, an RFID device may be provided with enhanced functionality, including increased bandwidth, ability to receive and radiate signals in a plurality of distinct frequency bands, and directivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Retail Information Services, LLC
    Inventor: Ian J. Forster
  • Patent number: 11049176
    Abstract: An automated system/method for identifying and enabling viewer selection/purchase of products or services associated with digital content presented on a display device. Products within the digital content are identified and existing product placement data is ascertained. For products that do not include such data, other methodologies, with the assistance of third-party servers, are employed to assess identity and purchase availability. Viewer input designate products to assess or products can be automatically assessed. Viewers initiate purchase of identified products via the display device or other electronic devices controlled by viewers, such as via viewers' smart phones. Various processes for identifying products include use of AI processing, access to data on third-party servers, crowd sourcing and other methodologies. Various techniques for selecting products for purchases are employed including employing 3D codes (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: HOUSE OF SKYE LTD
    Inventor: Skye Drynan
  • Patent number: 11036945
    Abstract: A system for generating and verifying a matrix barcode includes a generating device for generating a matrix barcode by encoding a target data set and a verification data set, and a verifying device. The matrix barcode has a verification zone presenting verification information that is related to the verification data set. The verifying device decodes the matrix barcode to obtain the target data set and the verification data set, obtains the verification information from the verification zone in the matrix barcode, and determines whether the verification information obtained from the verification zone is related to the verification data set obtained by decoding the matrix barcode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Chien-Kang Yang
  • Patent number: 11036944
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an alternative illuminator assembly and corresponding imaging assemblies utilizing the alternative illuminator assembly. The alternative illuminator assembly may provide alternative illuminations from those produced by an imager engine, such that the alternative illuminations may provide specific illuminations at specific illumination angles to illuminate a field of view for a desired purpose. In an example context, the alternative illuminator assembly provides one or more alternative illuminations for improving the likelihood of successfully reading specific direct part marking indicias of various types. Embodiments are provided using overlapping subassemblies that enable a small form factor assembly that can fit into mobile apparatus chasses, for example within conventional cell phone housings of around 7 millimeters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Chen Feng, Tao Xian, Paul Poloniewicz, Scott Bracken
  • Patent number: 11037391
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for ATM deposit jammed item imaging and transaction completion are described herein. An ATM senses a jammed document deposit and creates an incident data packet including transaction information. The incident data packet is received and saved by the provider computing system for future transaction matching. A scannable code is displayed to link the scanned document to the incident. A servicer is notified to retrieve and generate a scanned image of a jammed document using a servicer device. The servicer scans the scannable code using the servicer device and causes the servicer device to decode the scannable code to determine incident-related information. The image may be assessed for quality in real time, and depending on quality, transmitted, along with the incident-related information, such as an incident identifier and/or additional transaction information, by the servicer device to a provider computing system for completing the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Galen Alexander, Jonathan Baker, Jason Cain, Frank Digangi, Tom Florian, Stephen Fry
  • Patent number: 11030427
    Abstract: The invention relates to a RFID reader with a housing, a RFID reader circuit and an USB connector. The housing has a sensor section and a connector section that is distant from the sensor section. The RFID reader circuit includes an antenna and a RFID transmitter/receiver circuit connected to the antenna, which is mounted in the sensor section of the housing. The USB connector is mechanically connected to the housing by a turnable attachment means and electrically connected to the RFID transmitter/receiver circuit by a flexible cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Stefan Haertel, Matthias Zeleny
  • Patent number: 11030507
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide an antenna for an RF tag and an RF tag with which a communication distance between reading devices can be extended. [Solution] This antenna for an RF tag is provided with: an insulation member 40; a waveguide element 20 provided on one side of the insulation member 40; a waveguide element 30 disposed so as to face the waveguide element 20 and provided on the other side of the insulation member 40; a power supply unit 50 having one end electrically connected to the waveguide element 30; and a short-circuit unit 60 having one end electrically connected to the wave guide element 20 and the other end electrically connected to the waveguide element 30, wherein the permittivity of an insulation region A1 on the waveguide element 20 side among regions sandwiched between the waveguide element 20 and the waveguide element 30 is different from the permittivity of an insulation region A2 on the waveguide element 30 side among said regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: PHOENIX SOLUTION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisao Kanaoka, Shiro Sugimura, Tatsuji Niwata, Masakazu Fujii
  • Patent number: 11008798
    Abstract: To improve toughness of a non-contact type safety door switch. A safety switch includes a metallic casing integrated as a first part of an enclosure, having an opening in a front side, a cover integrated as a front part of the enclosure, covering the opening, the cover having a surface as a front surface of the enclosure, a wireless means, a determination means, an output means, circuit substrates provided inside the metallic casing and the cover, on which the wireless means, the determination means and the output means are mounted, and attachment holes on a side surface of the metallic casing, the side surface being adjacent to the front surface of the enclosure for attaching the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: KEYENCE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kashima, Lye Tatt Cheah
  • Patent number: 11010570
    Abstract: A biometric module implemented on a single integrated circuit chip is configured to perform processing as part of a function associated with a device that performs contactless communication with a terminal. The module comprises a power-harvesting unit to induce a voltage from a wireless signal received at an antenna of the device; one or more components configured to process functions in the digital domain; one or more components configured to process functions in the analogue domain; and first and second voltage regulators each having inputs for receiving an input voltage induced by the power-harvesting unit. The first voltage regulator outputs a first voltage to the components processing functions in the analogue domain and the second voltage regulator outputs a second voltage lower than the first voltage to the components processing functions in the digital domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: IDEX Biometrics ASA
    Inventors: Tuck Weng Poon, Peter Eckehard Kollig, Fred G. Benkley, III