Patents Examined by Matthew Mikels
  • Patent number: 10330848
    Abstract: A light source module including a light guide plate, a light source, and a quantum dot layer is provided. The light guide plate has a light emitting surface, a bottom surface, and a light incidence surface, wherein the bottom surface is opposite to the light emitting surface, and the light incidence surface connects the bottom surface and the light emitting surface. The light source is disposed beside the light incidence surface. The quantum dot layer is disposed on at least one of the light emitting surface and the bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ChengFeng Optronics Corporation
    Inventor: Ching-Fang Wong
  • Patent number: 10325199
    Abstract: A payment card (e.g., credit and/or debit card) or other card or device (e.g., mobile telephone) is provided with a magnetic emulator operable to communicate data to a magnetic stripe read-head. User interfaces are provided in a number of different configurations in order to achieve a number of different functionalities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: DYNAMICS INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Mullen, Bruce Cloutier
  • Patent number: 10325190
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a data processing method and a network equipment. The method comprises steps of: acquiring index data of a product in N dimensions, the N being a natural number greater than or equal to 1; normalizing index data in the ith dimension to determine a result of evaluation of the product in the ith dimension, the i being a natural number that is greater than or equal to 1 but less than or equal to N; and, generating a QR code for the product, the QR code carrying the results of evaluation in the N dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: ENN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD
    Inventors: Bryan Zhu, Zhenqi Zhu
  • Patent number: 10318858
    Abstract: A wearable article, system, and method includes a structure configured to enclose a body part, a first antenna, in a first position on or within the structure, tuned to communicate according to a wireless communication modality through air, a second antenna, in a second position on or within the structure, tuned to communicate according to the wireless communication modality through the body part, the first antenna being tuned differently than the second antenna, and a transceiver, operatively coupled to at least one of the first antenna and the second antenna, configured to communicate with an external antenna via the at least one of the first and second antennas according to the wireless communication modality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Holli Pheil
  • Patent number: 10306466
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to securely transmitting, directly between two mobile devices, AES-256 encrypted file attachments which are decrypted within an application program (APP) using a decryption key that is available only to the APP. In an illustrative embodiment, the encrypted file may be attached to an e-mail. The e-mail may be transmitted directly to another mobile device via direct Wi-Fi, for example. The e-mail may be transmitted directly to another mobile device using Bluetooth, for example. In encrypted attachment may be deciphered only within the APP running on the receiving mobile device using a private key accessible to only the APP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SecureWiFi Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Douglas Denny
  • Patent number: 10296908
    Abstract: A method for secure payment transactions over a network between a support help desk computing system and a customer computing system is provided. The method includes establishing a chat session between the help desk and the customer using a chat application program; receiving a purchase order from the customer; communicating a unique URL payment link to the customer, wherein the URL payment link is configured for allowing the customer to establish communication with an order processing system to provide sensitive payment information to the order processing system; receiving the sensitive payment information at the order processing system communicated from the customer; encrypting the sensitive payment information; providing the encrypted sensitive payment information to the help desk, wherein the encrypted sensitive payment information is displayed in a masked format on a display of the help desk; and completing the purchase order using the encrypted sensitive payment information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Sutherland Global Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Surya S. Narayanan, Natarajan Kumaravelu, Srinivasa Rao Madala, K Pazhanisamy, Ramkrishnan Nk
  • Patent number: 10289881
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of preventing the malfunction of an electronic apparatus containing an RFID module with a wired communication port. A reader/writer compares the model of setting information that was inputted by a user and is to be written, with the model of a temperature controller wirelessly transmitted from an RFID module of the temperature controller, and if the models match one another, the setting information corresponding to the model of the temperature controller is wirelessly written to the memory of the RFID module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Hayakawa, Seiji Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10282569
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a dual purpose press-bar and heat sink for an integrated circuit card (ICC) reader. The dual purpose press-bar and heat sink provides two functions. First, the dual purpose press-bar and heat sink conducts and dissipates internal heat generated by a high data transfer ICC inserted in to the ICC reader. Second, the dual purpose press-bar and heat sink ensures that contact pads of the high data transfer ICC create reliable electrical connections with ICC contacts of the ICC reader. As such, the dual purpose press-bar and heat sink simultaneously dissipates heat from a high data transfer ICC and ensures that a high data transfer ICC maintains proper electrical connections with ICC contacts of an ICC reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Dish Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: William Michael Beals, Jerome A. LaPalme
  • Patent number: 10282574
    Abstract: A method of operating a real time locating system (RTLS) includes: obtaining known RTLS coordinates of a reference point located within an RTLS perimeter; determining, by an RTLS tagged object, a difference between known RTLS coordinates of the reference point, and measured RTLS coordinates at the reference point location; and determining corrected RTLS coordinates for the RTLS tagged object using the difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Vivek Tyagi, Douglas Lautner, Sudhir Vissa
  • Patent number: 10279728
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a light emitting element, a first light transmissive member, a second light transmissive member, and a light reflective member. The first light transmissive member contains a first phosphor. The first light transmissive member is in contact with an upper surface of the light emitting element, and has an area smaller than the light emitting element in a plan view. The second light transmissive member contains a second phosphor. The second light transmissive member covers lateral surfaces of the first light transmissive member and a part of the upper surface of the light emitting element that is exposed from the first light transmissive member, with an upper surface of the first light transmissive member being not covered by the second light transmissive member. The light reflective member covers lateral surfaces of the second light transmissive member and lateral surfaces of the light emitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoshi Shichijo
  • Patent number: 10282646
    Abstract: A data readout device is provided and includes a reflective base, reflective sidewalls disposed about the reflective base and an actuation system. The actuation system is configured to modify relative positioning of one of the reflective base and the reflective sidewalls to either reflect incoming radiation back toward an origin thereof or to reflect the incoming radiation away from the origin thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Evan G. Colgan, Fuad E. Doany, Li-Wen Hung, Reinaldo A. Vega, Bucknell C. Webb
  • Patent number: 10275754
    Abstract: A system and method to use quick response (QR) codes encoded with merchant website identification codes and session GUID to register a user or code scanner with a merchant server, login the user or code scanner with the merchant server, and complete a purchase of an item or service within a virtual shopping cart of the merchant server. A code scanner can scan a QR code displayed on a device connected to the internet. An application server can receive an identification code from the code scanner and then transmit data indicating form fields to be filled in on a merchant webpage. A user profile can include data regarding the user and a payment instrument. The user profile data can prepopulate the form fields and the form field data can be transmitted to the merchant server to use for logging in the user and completing the purchase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Gelliner Limited
    Inventor: Martin Paul Moshal
  • Patent number: 10275623
    Abstract: Scanners, methods, and computer storage media having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon that process variable sized objects with high package pitch on a moving conveyor belt are provided. The scanners are laser scanners that include at least two laser diodes, sensors, and field programmable gate arrays processors. The at least two laser diodes have different focuses. Each diode generates a laser beam when excited by an activation signal and an appropriate modulation. The sensors within the laser scanner device measure light reflected from a target on the objects. The processors toggle activation among the at least two laser diodes based on measurements sensed from the light reflected from the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: DataLogic USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Matthews Segal, David Warren Kliebhan
  • Patent number: 10274163
    Abstract: Disclosed is a backlight unit comprising: a reflecting plate having a light source seated thereon; a first metal pattern formed on one surface of the reflecting plate so as to make contact with the light source; and a second metal pattern formed on the other surface of the reflecting plate and electrically connected to the first metal pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Mangeun Kim, Sangcheon Kim, Taegu Kang, Seongman Jeon, Hyunho Lee, Kyoungwoo Jo, Yongjin Kim
  • Patent number: 10278007
    Abstract: A portable terminal obtains a first code used to obtain provision information and a second code, different from the first code, from a communication device. The portable terminal transmits the first and second codes to an information processing device, receives the provision information from the information processing device as a response to the transmission, and outputs the received provision information. The information processing device includes a first storage unit storing the first code and a second storage unit storing, by associating, the second code and the provision information. The information processing device receives the first and second codes from the portable terminal, obtains provision information associated with the received second code from the second storage unit when the received first code is stored in the first storage unit, and transmits the obtained provision information to the portable terminal. The first code is deleted in exiting from a specific area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuo Nishimura, Hiroshi Kato
  • Patent number: 10275626
    Abstract: A sheet body 30 includes first and second sheets 40 and 60 that transmit infrared radiation. A rear face of the first sheet 40 is opposed to a front face of the second sheet 60. An information code is marked on a front or rear face of the second sheet 60 by using an infrared absorbing material. The rear face of the first sheet 40 and the front face of the second sheet 60 are stuck together with a highly infrared transmitting adhesive. The front face of the first sheet 40 is marked with a pattern using an infrared transmitting material that is visible when visible radiation is irradiated onto the pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Takuya Kuji, Yuichi Machida, Takeshi Yamagishi, Kaname Kosugi, Jun Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10275702
    Abstract: A method of preparing an enhanced tag with an antenna for attaching to metallic assets at a client, including, forming a count of the number of metallic assets of each type that will use the tag at the client, determining an optimal antenna frequency setting for the antenna for each type of metallic asset, calculating an enhanced antenna frequency setting for the enhanced tag to provide enhanced communication with the tag when used with the clients assets based on the count and the determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ALDOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES LTD
    Inventors: Guy Dor, Dan Zeeli, Ilan Kadosh-Tamari
  • Patent number: 10275627
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of anti-counterfeit protection of products. Specifically, the disclosure is directed to a method of reading with a reader device a marking comprising a physical unclonable function, PUF, and a corresponding reader device. In particular, such reader device marking can be used in connection with or can form a component of a multi-component security system, in particular of an anti-counterfeit protection system, which is also disclosed herein as part of an overall security solution for anti-counterfeit protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Endress, Daniel Szabo, Fabian Wahl
  • Patent number: 10269204
    Abstract: A method for individualizing a portable data carrier, in particular a chip card includes an end device that supplies data for configuring and/or updating one or more functions of the portable data carrier. The data are transmitted by the end device to the portable data carrier via a communication connection between the end device and the portable data carrier. A configurating and/or updating of the function or functions of the portable data carrier is effectuated by means of the data transmitted to the portable data carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT MOBILE SECURITY GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Tarantino, Sascha Behlendorf, Werner Strobl, Rodrigue Gil, Florian Gawlas
  • Patent number: 10254736
    Abstract: A method for generating unique identifiers for programmable mobile machines may include (1) receiving data for generating a unique signature and (2) generating the unique signature based on the data. The unique signature may identify a programmable mobile machine from among a group of programmable mobile machines within a machine environment. A corresponding method for tracking unique identifiers for programmable mobile machines may include (1) receiving a unique signature generated by a programmable mobile machine, (2) associating the unique signature with metrics, in a database, that correspond to identification data for each of a group of programmable mobile machines, and (3) determining an identity of the programmable mobile machine based on the unique signature matching at least one of the metrics in the database. Various other methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott C. Wiley, Michael Epstein