Patents Examined by Matthew Mikels
  • Patent number: 11455381
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a request from a client computing device to access an electronic GUI associated with a particular QR code scanned by the client computing device. The particular QR code is associated with at least a default GUI and a secure GUI corresponding to the particular QR code. The method includes determining whether a user associated with the requesting client computing device is authenticated to access the secure GUI corresponding to the particular QR code. When that user is authenticated to access the secure GUI, then the method includes selecting the secure GUI for presentation by the requesting client computing device. When the user associated with the requesting client computing device is not authenticated to access the secure GUI corresponding to the particular QR code, then the method includes selecting the default GUI for presentation by the requesting client computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: CIELO Enterprise Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Ricardo Cabrera
  • Patent number: 11455482
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reading a two-dimensional matrix symbol or for determining if a two-dimensional matrix symbol is decodable are disclosed. The systems and methods can include a data reading algorithm that receives an image, locates at least a portion of the data modules within the image without using a fixed pattern, fits a model of the module positions from the image, extrapolates the model resulting in predicted module positions, determines module values from the image at the predicted module positions, and extracts a binary matrix from the module values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: COGNEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xiangyun Ye, Xianju Wang, James A. Negro
  • Patent number: 11449690
    Abstract: A card reader may be structured to perform at least one of reading of magnetic data recorded in a card and writing of magnetic data to the card. The card reader may include a metal detection sensor structured to detect a foreign matter including metal, a judgment part configured to compare an output of the metal detection sensor with a predetermined threshold value to determine whether abnormality has occurred or not, and an abnormality determination part configured to obtain a difference between a reference value and an output of the metal detection sensor in a case that the judgment part determines that the abnormality has occurred to determine as the foreign matter in a state that the difference is within a stable determination width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keiji Miyazawa
  • Patent number: 11436897
    Abstract: An anti-skimming card reader device, and systems and methods for using the same, are provided. The card reading device can include a plate having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. The device can also include a magnetic stripe reader disposed at the second surface. The magnetic stripe reader can include at least one sensor configured to acquire data from a magnetic stripe of a card disposed at the first surface and at least one proximity sensor configured to detect that the card is disposed at the first surface and to cause the at least one sensor to acquire the data from the magnetic stripe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Wayne Fueling Systems LLC
    Inventors: Sten Harald Ragnar, Roger Kristian MÃ¥nsson
  • Patent number: 11436463
    Abstract: A transaction card is disclosed. The transaction card may include a first card component of non-plastic card material having a thickness of no more than about 0.3 mm, a second card component of composite fiber material having a thickness of no more than about 0.3 mm, and an adhesive for affixing the first layer and second layer together. The non-plastic card material may be selected from a group including wood, bamboo, steel, copper, aluminum, silver, gold, platinum, granite, marble, and slate and the composite fiber material may include at least one of a glass fiber composite, a carbon fiber composite, or a natural fiber composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Carl Alexander Cepress, Elwin Ching Yee Ong
  • Patent number: 11436426
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to the field of electronic tagging technology. An electronic tag may include a scanner configured to scan an article identification information associated with one of a plurality of categories of articles; a controller configured to acquire the article identification information from the scanner; a communicator configured to, based on a pairing of the article identification information with an identification information associated with the electronic tag, acquire a product information corresponding to the article identification information; a storage unit configured to store the identification information associated with the electronic tag; and a display screen configured to display the product information corresponding to the article identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Feng Feng, Zhiguo Zhang, Zhusong Yi
  • Patent number: 11429800
    Abstract: An object recognition system is disclosed. The object recognition system includes an input device configured to obtain image data and a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) data of an object, a processing device connected to the input device, and configured to perform a model training procedure, wherein the model training procedure includes capturing an object feature according to the image data, generating a classification data corresponding to the object according to the object feature, verifying a correctness of the classification data according to the RFID data, and generating a deep learning model according to the verified classification data, to regenerate the classification data, and an output device connected to the processing device, and configured to generate an object recognition data corresponding to the object according to the classification data generated by the deep learning model and the RFID data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WuHan) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chi-Yu Chang
  • Patent number: 11416807
    Abstract: Implementations relate to various techniques for resource efficient interactions with data corresponding to a physical parcel (already created or yet to be created) that is to be delivered to a recipient by a courier entity. Some of those implementations relate to techniques to enable access, by the recipient, of interior content data of the physical parcel. Some additional or alternative implementations relate to techniques to enable resource efficient storage and/or access to data related to a physical parcel, while enabling interaction(s) with the physical parcel by various disparate entities to be tracked and while maintaining appropriate access control to such data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: POSTAL PARTNERS, LLC
    Inventors: Stacy B. Griggs, Richard M. Teachout, III, Christopher W. Porter, T. Calvin Wells, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11403471
    Abstract: A delivery monitoring device includes: a reading unit that reads a tag signal transmitted by a tag signal transmission device, the tag signal transmission device being attached to a package located in a vicinity of the delivery monitoring device; an acquisition unit that acquires position information indicating a position of the delivery monitoring device; and a transmission unit that transmits management information including the tag signal and the position information, to a delivery management server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Uchimura, Hiroshi Takahashi, Masato Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11397917
    Abstract: A digital chain of custody system resilient to wireless connectivity disruption includes an electronic database that stores electronic load tickets, a server, and one or more user communication devices wirelessly coupled to the server, examples of which include a sender communication device, a trucker communication device, and a receiver communication device. The receiver communication device and/or the server accepts a portion, less than all, of a load ticket identifier and uses a heuristic to identify a corresponding electronic load ticket in the database. In some embodiments, the receiver communication device stores information until wireless connectivity is restored, thereby enabling communication of the electronic load tickets, despite lack of wireless connectivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Haul Hub Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Spinelli, Corey Paradis, Varadarajan Parthasarathi, Matthew Valle, Prajyot Bankade
  • Patent number: 11386437
    Abstract: A voting system comprising at least one voting machine comprising: at least one voting machine processor. The voting machine processor performing voting machine operations comprising: initializing a vote blockchain with a vote blockchain genesis block. The vote blockchain genesis block comprising a voting machine identifier and a voting machine identifier hash value; storing the vote blockchain in at least one voting machine memory; iteratively, for a plurality of voters: receiving a signal indicating at least one vote made by a voter; creating a data structure comprising the at least one vote and a hash value of a preceding block; determining a new block hash value of the data structure; appending a new block comprising the data structure and the new block hash value to the vote blockchain; and storing the vote blockchain in the at least one voting machine memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Gleipnir Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Nathaniel Loyd
  • Patent number: 11379704
    Abstract: An RFID tag is providing for transmitting and receiving a communication signal. The RFID tag includes a base material, antenna patterns formed on the base material, and an RFIC package connected to the antenna patterns. The antenna patterns are defined by conductor patterns. The whole of the antenna patterns resonate at a communication frequency, and each of the plurality of conductor patterns has a line length that does not cause resonance at a frequency in a microwave band for electromagnetic wave heating higher than the communication frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noboru Kato, Hirokazu Yazaki
  • Patent number: 11379003
    Abstract: A wearable medical tracking wristband has a main body with a QR code, at least one indicator light, a location tracker, and a processor. The indicator light provides a first visual indication, such as a red light, of when the user has been exposed to a condition and a second visual indication, such as a green light, of when the user is cleared from the condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventor: Shari L. Edwards
  • Patent number: 11380570
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for determining wafer characters are disclosed. In one example, an apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes: a processing tool configured to process a semiconductor wafer; a device configured to read an optical character disposed on the semiconductor wafer while the semiconductor wafer is located at the apparatus for wafer fabrication; and a controller configured to determine whether the optical character matches a predetermined character corresponding to the semiconductor wafer based on the optical character read in real-time at the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei-Da Kang, Wen-Ting Tsai
  • Patent number: 11379674
    Abstract: A magnetic field generation device may include a coil generating a magnetic field, a drive part configured to apply a voltage to the coil or supply a current to the coil, a monitoring part configured to acquire state information whose value is varied together with temperature of the coil, and a control part which controls the voltage applied by the drive part or the current supplied by the drive part based on the state information acquired by the monitoring part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiji Miyazawa, Yohei Shimizu, Satoru Aoki
  • Patent number: 11379790
    Abstract: Systems and methods of processing items. Items in a distribution network or process may be scanned at every handling point in the distribution network, and each scan is recorded in a central repository. The scan information can be used to generate real-time access to data, analytical tools, predictive tools, and tracking reports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventors: Stephen M. Dearing, Kuldip K. Goyal, Carla F. Sherry, Amy B. Cradic, C. Scot Atkins, Himesh A. Patel
  • Patent number: 11373054
    Abstract: An object recognition method includes: acquiring a first image through a camera in a first operating state in a case where a mobile terminal is in a screen-off state; if the first image has image characteristics of a target object type, controlling the camera to enter a second operating state, and acquiring a second image through the camera in the second operating state; and if it is recognized that the second image includes an incomplete image with the image characteristics, outputting prompt information for indicating that the second image is incomplete, an operating power of the camera in the second operating state being higher than an operating power of the camera in the first operating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: VIVO MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Qiang Wang
  • Patent number: 11373155
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein generally related to an automated teller machine (ATM) and a method of operating the same. In one embodiment, an apparatus is disclosed herein. The apparatus includes a body, a display, two or more currency dispensing components, two or more currency cartridges, two or more tracks, and a controller. Each currency dispensing component is dedicated to a specific currency denomination. The two or more currency cartridges are configured to store currency. Each currency cartridge dedicated to a specific currency denomination. Each track extends between a currency dispensing component and a currency cartridge. The two or more tracks are configured to transmit currency from the two or more currency cartridges to the two or more currency dispensing components. The controller is in communication with the display, the two or more currency dispensing components, the two or more currency cartridges, and the two or more tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Edwards, Abdelkader Benkreira, Michael Mossoba
  • Patent number: 11373078
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatuses and methodologies for achieving current inventory data management with an electronic access control system. An access control system provides access control data while a sealed enclosure incorporates an RFID reading system for determining the identity of respective tagged contents therein. Particularly in conjunction with the storage of controlled substances, such as some drugs utilized on an EMS vehicle, a tamper evident RFID tag is fully or partially destroyed or damaged, or otherwise impacted or affected so as to generate a changed ID, whenever the contained medicinal dosage is acquired for administration. Specific container/cap combinations accommodate various drug dosages, and are combinable with tamper evident RFID tags. Usage of tagged drugs may be tracked by reading narcotics box contents before and after a work shift. Intra-shift access and usage reports at each point of consumption maintains a complete record of custody of control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: CompX International Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Kaczmarz, Mitchell S. Mlynarczyk, James R. Lutz, Ronald T. Klein
  • Patent number: 11366975
    Abstract: An apparatus (1) for inspecting an identity document (D) is disclosed, wherein the identity document, which includes an RFID tag and a printed code, is positioned on the apparatus in a reading area (3) where a linear image sensor, which is movable by a motor-driven command, performs a scan to read the code of the document, and in which an RFID device communicates with the RFID tag, authentication of the identity document being performed by comparing the information supplied by the linear image sensor and the information supplied by the RFID device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Custom S.p.A.
    Inventor: Alberto Campanini