Patents Examined by Laura Gudorf
  • Patent number: 11989606
    Abstract: Low power non-volatile non-charge-based variable supply RFID tag memory devices and methods for reading and writing predetermined ID values for a RFID tag are described. The RFID tag memory device includes a reference/bias generator that receives and provides voltages and currents for write and read operations, a clocked comparator that provides a voltage comparison with a reference voltage, a shift register that receives a non-charge-based memory component value saved in the shift register, a memory cell that includes non-charge-based memory components to store corresponding predetermined ID values, a ring counter that provides ring signals to enable sequential writing and reading of the predetermined ID values to and from the memory cell, a write decision component that receives ring signals to enable the write operation, an output select/isolation component for reading and a read/write component to enable reading or writing the predetermined ID values in response to received ring signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Best Theratronics, Ltd.
    Inventors: Behzad Yadegari, Steven McGarry, Langis Roy
  • Patent number: 11989682
    Abstract: According to some embodiments of the present disclosure, an intelligent tracking system is disclosed. The intelligent tracking system includes one or more passive tracking devices, an exciter, and a tracker. Each passive tracking device includes one or more transceivers and is energized by an electromagnetic frequency. In response to being energized each passive tracking device transmits a short message. The exciter emits the electromagnetic frequency. The tracker receives short messages from the one or more passive tracking devices and confirms the presence of the one or more passive tracking devices in a vicinity of the tracker based on the received messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Dean Mamoru Kawaguchi, Alberto Vidal, Edward John Boling, Prasad Panchalan, Amit Lal, Justin C. Kuo, Edward Maurice Farrell
  • Patent number: 11983583
    Abstract: In a method of manufacturing a multilayer chip component according to an aspect of the present disclosure, laser processing is used for forming dots of a two-dimensional code. This laser processing is laser processing with respect to a laminate substrate in a state before baking is performed, and an impact at the time of processing is absorbed to a certain degree due to elastic deformation of the laminate substrate. For this reason, according to the manufacturing method, occurrence of cracking can be curbed compared to laser processing with respect to an element body in a state after baking is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gaku Echigoya, Hiroshi Satou, Keijiro Ishida, Hajime Kudo
  • Patent number: 11960955
    Abstract: RFID readers may be configured to supply power to tags during frequency hops. When a reader is supplying power to a passive RFID tag via a first RF waveform having a first radio frequency and determines that it is to frequency-hop, the reader may determine whether the tag requires power during the hop. If so, the reader begins (or continues) to synthesize a second RF waveform with a second radio frequency while also synthesizing the first RF waveform, and frequency-hops by transitioning from transmitting the first RF waveform to transmitting the second RF waveform such that the power transmitted during the transition is sufficient for the tag to operate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Impinj, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Thomas, Omer Onen, Joe Tarantino, Christopher J. Diorio
  • Patent number: 11954674
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, by an identity provider computing system, a user token from a third party provider, wherein the user token is associated with a user of the identity provider computing system; sending, by the identity provider computing system, a prompt to a user device associated with the user token, the prompt requesting authentication information; authenticating, by the identity provider computing system, the user token based on receipt of the requested authentication information; receiving, by the identity provider computing system, user device information from the third party provider; identifying, by the identity provider computing system, related user activity based on the user device information; and authenticating, by the identity provider computing system, the user based on the related user activity and the authentication of the user token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventor: Brian M. Pearce
  • Patent number: 11945255
    Abstract: An assembly including a first magnet; a substrate positioned above the first magnet, and having a surface for receiving a composition including a plurality of magnetizable platelets; and a second magnet, positioned above the substrate is disclosed. The assembly can be used in a method of making an optical security element. The optical security element and the method of making the optical security element are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: VIAVI SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Vladimir P. Raksha, Cornelis Jan Delst
  • Patent number: 11941927
    Abstract: Provided are systems, devices, and methods to calculate and display information pertaining to a space. Information pertaining to the space may include a number of one or more objects that are permitted to enter the space and a wait time to enter the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Inventors: Riya Ranjan, Alson Chan, Katherine Wang, Keshav Anand, Henry Trinh
  • Patent number: 11940611
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of tomographic imaging, the methods comprising emitting a beam of light from a light source to a sample and modulating the beam of light through a spatial light modulator configured to convert the beam of light to an Airy beam. The spatial light modulator can be rotatable and positioned at a first angle relative to the sample. The method can further obtain a first perspective view of the sample, rotate the spatial light modulator to a second angle relative to the sample, and obtain a second perspective view of the sample. Each of the perspective views can be generated by the Airy beam interacting with the sample on a focal plane. The method can then reconstruct a volumetric three-dimensional view of the sample using the first perspective view and the second perspective view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventor: Shu Jia
  • Patent number: 11928535
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using QR codes to track, monitor, and consolidate transactions are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system may receive a request from a first device to generate a first QR code associated with a first account. The system may generate the first QR code and send the first QR code to the first device. The system may receive a request from the first device to share a QR code with a second device. The system may update associated data to indicate a sharing of a QR code with the second device. The system may generate a second QR code associated with a second account of the second device and linked to the first account, so that use of the second QR code can be tracked and monitored. The system may send the second QR code to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Sunil Kishor Pathak, Venkatesan Dasarathan, Sreevarshini Kuppuraj
  • Patent number: 11930146
    Abstract: In a system in which a first electronic device, a server, and a second electronic device wirelessly communicate with each other, the first electronic device may detect object information associated with at least one object from a video being captured and may transmit the object information to the server, the server may identify a location of the object based on the object information and may transmit service information associated with the location of the object to the second electronic device, and the second electronic device may provide the service information to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: THINKWARE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chan Soo Park
  • Patent number: 11920410
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to the field of drill tool identification. More particularly, it relates to a drill tool and a system configured for such drill tool identification. The drill tool includes a machined marking on a perimeter surface, wherein the machined marking is positioned on a segment of the perimeter surface and includes a matrix of indentations having predetermined column and row positions to convey an identity of the drill tool, and wherein the machined marking is optically readable from a plurality of single directions when mounted in a drill rig.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: EPIROC DRILLING TOOLS AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventors: Göran Stenberg, Henrik Sundberg
  • Patent number: 11922268
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enhancing decoding of indicia are disclosed herein. An example implementation includes: generating a visual embedding from image data; identifying, in the image data, a partial indicia and decoding the partial indicia to determine at least a partial payload; responsive to the at least partial payload not being a full payload, determining one or more candidate visual embeddings corresponding to the partial payload; comparing the one or more candidate visual embeddings to the visual embedding generated from the image data and assigning a correspondence score for each of the one or more candidate visual embeddings based on the comparison; and determining a recommendation based on the correspondence score for each of the one or more candidate visual embeddings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Francesco Lupo, Alessandro Bay, Andrea Mirabile
  • Patent number: 11906237
    Abstract: Provided is a refrigerating and freezing device, comprising a door body with a third cable passing port, a door body side cable, a clip assembly and a pre-embedded member with a first cable passing port. The clip assembly comprises an installation and storage component with a second cable passing port, and clips, a chip, an antenna board and a control board arranged in the installation and storage component. The control board is connected to a control side cable connected to a second terminal. The door body side cable connected to a first terminal passes through the first cable passing port. The control side cable connected to the second terminal passes in sequence through the second cable passing port and the third cable passing port, and is then connected to the first terminal at the first cable passing port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignees: QINGDAO HAIER REFRIGERATOR CO., LTD., HAIER SMART HOME CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wenlong Liu, Weijian Fu, Guangrui Wu, Haidong Tang, Miao Wang
  • Patent number: 11907802
    Abstract: The invention concerns a system (10) of a package (2) containing a product and an apparatus (1) using said product, the apparatus being refilled by the product contained in the package, wherein a code (21) related to the contained product is associated to the package, said code being a two dimension code and said code presenting a predetermined surface Scode, and wherein the apparatus comprises a code reader (11) to read the code associated to the package, said code reader being an image capturing device, said image capturing device being defined by: —a predetermined focal range, —a horizontal angle of view ? and a vertical angle of view ?, wherein the apparatus comprises a housing structure (16) and a cavity (12) inside the housing structure, wherein the image capturing device is positioned at the back side of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Flavien Dubief, Stefano Ceccaroli, Riste Pindjurov, Sandrine Jaccard
  • Patent number: 11901753
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a safety device adapted to prevent workers from going into hazardous environment, such as underground using the faulty safety device. As a safety device, typically embodied as a cap lamp, must be charged prior to each use, the device is adapted to detect when the device is removed from the charger. The device starts to blink continuously when disconnected from the charger. An automated test procedure is completed on the device. The user may also complete a manual portion of the test procedure to make the device usable. When the test procedure is completed successfully, the lamp stops blinking. If the test procedure is not successful, the lamp continues blinking to effectively prevent user from using a faulty device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Newtrax Holdings Inc.
    Inventor: Alexandre Cervinka
  • Patent number: 11900742
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and techniques for dynamically operating a peripheral component of a gun, such as a flashlight, an electronic sight, or a haptic motor. The gun may perform an authentication procedure to identify a user operating the gun, retrieve a configuration file from memory housed in the gun in response to the authentication procedure, and perform a function at the peripheral component based on the configuration file indicating that the function is to be performed for the user. The gun may collect authentication data, such as biometric data or token data, and the gun may identify the user operating the gun based on the authentication data. The user operating the gun may be identified in response to matching the collected authentication data to authentication data stored in the memory, and the gun may determine the function based on the configuration file indicating the function for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Biofire Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Kai Thorin Kloepfer, Bryan Edward Rogers, Christopher James Owens, Jack Hugo Thiesen, Benjamin William Dwyer, Donna Kelley, Timothy Joel Thorson
  • Patent number: 11900201
    Abstract: A printer-verifier system for providing print quality feedback and controlling print quality is provided. The printer-verifier system may include a printing mechanism configured to print a machine-readable indicia on a print media; a verifier device configured to optically scan the machine-readable indicia; and a print quality monitoring device in electronic communication with the printing mechanism and the verifier device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: H Sprague Ackley, Thomas Axel Jonas Celinder
  • Patent number: 11893865
    Abstract: This invention features a product preferably intended for use on the self-service and safekeeping markets. It refers to a device that enables testing and checking the strength of springs (21), condition and functioning of the curtain (17), the insertion lock (19), visual identification and setup of the cassettes (6), all done automatically and sequentially for a cassette 6 of a banking Automated Teller Machine (ATM). The equipment includes sensors for measurement of springs (21), a camera (20) and a 7? display/screen (5) for viewing the curtain (17), menu viewing display and a touchscreen (2) for easier operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: TECNOLOGIA BANCARIA S.A.
    Inventor: Edson Igor Cifuentes Lopez
  • Patent number: 11887427
    Abstract: A security print medium for forming security documents therefrom, the security print medium comprising a core having opposing first and second sides. The core comprises a radiation-responsive substance distributed within the core across at least a first region of the core, the radiation-responsive substance being responsive to a predetermined input radiation by producing a predetermined output radiation. The security print medium further comprises a first encoding layer disposed on the first side of the core and a second encoding layer disposed on the second side of the core, each of the first and second encoding layers comprising an encoding material that modifies the intensity of the predetermined input radiation and/or the predetermined output radiation produced by the radiation-responsive substance transmitted through the respective encoding layer, wherein the first and second encoding layers overlap each other across the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: DE LA RUE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Matt Shortell, Emily Parker
  • Patent number: 11881091
    Abstract: A mechanized store uses a mobile device to authenticate the user. Items removed from one or more displays of the mechanized store by the user are tracked and a list of items removed by the user is updated. The list of items removed is linked with an account of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Standard Cognition Corp.
    Inventor: Bernd Schoner