Patents Examined by Michael G. Lee
  • Patent number: 11170361
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to a field of payment transactions using a card that discloses a computer-implemented method and a system for restricting a transaction while using a payment card. A card processing server may receive card details, a transaction amount, a flag, and signature data of the payment card from a remote terminal upon initiating a transaction using the payment card. Further, the card processing server validates the payment card based on the card details and the signature data of the payment card and thereafter determines a value associated with the flag upon successful validation. The value associated with the flag indicates one of two conditions, e.g., a true condition and a false condition. Based on the condition indicated by the flag, the card processing server performs one of a first action and a second action related to either processing or declining the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventor: Ved Prakash Sajjan K Agarwal
  • Patent number: 11160919
    Abstract: Mixing/administration systems and methods for preparing an agent for administration to an individual are disclosed. Caps may be included as part of the system, which may include compositions comprising at least one of a cleansing, antiseptic, antimicrobial, or disinfectant agent. The caps may additionally be included that may be used for hemostasis at an injection site. Packaging and/or the mixing/administration system within it may include a tracking mechanism for data tracking regarding many different aspects of the system, including aspects of manufacture and administration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Hyprotek, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick O. Tennican
  • Patent number: 11164064
    Abstract: An RFIC module is provided that includes an RFIC and an impedance matching circuit connected to an RFIC side first terminal electrode, an RFIC side second terminal electrode, an antenna side first terminal electrode and an antenna side second terminal electrode. The impedance matching circuit includes a first inductor, a second inductor, a third inductor, and a fourth inductor, and a conductor pattern that configures the first inductor, the second inductor, the third inductor, and the fourth inductor as a single coil-shaped pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventor: Noriyuki Ueki
  • Patent number: 11164062
    Abstract: In accordance with a first aspect of the present disclosure, a radio frequency identification (RFID) transponder is provided, comprising a modulator and a controller, wherein: the modulator is configured to generate a modulated signal to be transmitted to an external RFID reader; the controller is configured to regulate an input voltage for the modulator, resulting in a regulated input voltage, and to feed said regulated input voltage to the modulator. In accordance with a second aspect of the present disclosure, a corresponding method of operating a radio frequency identification (RFID) transponder is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Pichler, Ivan Jesus Rebollo Pimentel, Stefan Maier, Egas Carvalho Henes Neto, Harcharan Singh Madaan, Slawomir Rafal Malinowski
  • Patent number: 11151344
    Abstract: A bioptic barcode reader is disclosed for selective use of illumination color to capture appropriate data. The bioptic barcode reader includes a housing and a primary imager positioned within the housing, configured to scan a target object during a first time period. The bioptic barcode reader further includes a primary illumination source positioned within the housing configured to emit primary illumination in a primary wavelength range during the first time period. The bioptic barcode reader further includes a secondary imager configured to capture one or more images of a target object during a second time period. The bioptic barcode reader further includes a secondary illumination source configured to emit secondary illumination in a secondary wavelength range during the second time period, wherein the second time period and first time period are interleaved and the secondary wavelength range is different from the primary wavelength range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Edward Barkan, Mark Drzymala, Darran Michael Handshaw
  • Patent number: 11138486
    Abstract: A cardholder sleeve with selectable wireless communication capabilities is described. The cardholder sleeve includes two or more slots each configured to hold an integrated chip card. Each of the slots is surrounded by shielding material to shield the communication features of the card from skimming and prevent interference with other cards in the sleeve. The cardholder sleeve includes an internal card reader for each of the cards and a selection mechanism that enables a user to select a card in the cardholder sleeve for use. The cardholder sleeve further includes at least one transceiver in communication with the internal card readers that operates as a repeater to wirelessly transmit information read from the chip of the selected card by the respective internal card reader to external card readers such that the selected card need not be removed from the sleeve to be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank N.A.
    Inventors: John T. Wright, Kristine Ing Kushner
  • Patent number: 11132597
    Abstract: An RFID tag reading antenna includes a loop antenna including a first loop-shaped conductor having a peripheral length shorter than a ¼ wavelength in a communication frequency; and a split ring resonator including a second loop-shaped conductor having an opening smaller than an opening of the first loop-shaped conductor of the loop antenna and being arranged at a position away from a plane formed by the first loop-shaped conductor by a predetermined distance. In addition, the RFID tag reading antenna is coupled to an RFID tag as a communication partner, in a state where a distance from the RFID tag to the split ring resonator is shorter than a distance from the loop antenna to the split ring resonator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventor: Noriyuki Ueki
  • Patent number: 11094154
    Abstract: A system for controlling access to one or more enclosed areas comprises at least one access card reader and controller powered via a Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) interface, each access card reader and controller being capable of controlling access through a particular entrance to a particular enclosed area and an access control server in communication with the at least one access card reader and controller, the access control server being capable of controlling the operation of the at least one access card reader and controller, and a signal converter disposed between the access card reader and the access control server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Isonas, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Radicella, Richard Burkley, Kriston Chapman, Shirl Jones, Roger Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11087104
    Abstract: A method includes: scanning an encoded image on a physical object to obtain parameters associated with a product made using a manufacturing process; storing, in a database and based on the obtained parameters, data regarding materials used in the manufacturing process to make the product; sending, based on the stored data, a communication to a computing device requesting data regarding a first material; receiving a communication including the requested data; and in response to receiving the communication, updating the stored data regarding the first material to provide updated data regarding the first material that is stored in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Principato
  • Patent number: 11087888
    Abstract: An infectious disease transmission tracking system (10) includes a real-time locating system (RTLS) (12) configured to track locations of tags (14, 15) in a monitored area. At least one electronic processor (22) is in operative communication with the RTLS to receive locations of tags in the monitored area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Supriyo Chatterjea, Evert Jan Van Loenen, Anindita Chatterjea
  • Patent number: 11076933
    Abstract: The invention provides an excimer laser system including a means for authenticating laser probes to be used with the excimer laser system via radio-frequency identification techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: ELT SIGHT, INC.
    Inventors: Johannes Junger, Markus Enders
  • Patent number: 11068934
    Abstract: A method for identifying a simulated social media account history is provided. The method may include querying a social media account to obtain social media identification information. The querying may determine whether the account history includes one or more parameters that indicate whether the social media account is related to an automated entity or a human entity. The parameters may include at least one of less than a threshold number of friends on the account; more than a threshold frequency of historic ticket purchases per unit time; disparate location of historic ticket purchases per unit time and/or a historic record of less than a threshold reaction time to a plurality of ticket offers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Callum Merriman, Joshua C. Block
  • Patent number: 11068678
    Abstract: An optoelectronic sensor is provided for a repeated detection of objects at different object distances, having a light receiver for generating a received signal from received light, having an evaluation unit for generating object information from the received signal, and having a distance sensor for determining the object distance from a respective object. The evaluation unit is here configured to acquire a measurement variable from the received signal with respect to an object, to associate the measurement variable with the object distance measured for the object, and to form a first distribution of the measurement variable via the object distance after detecting a plurality of objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SICK AG
    Inventors: Romain Müller, Florian Schneider
  • Patent number: 11062191
    Abstract: Provided are approaches for removing an identification chip of a transaction card using a tear element. In some approaches, the transaction card may include a body, the identification chip coupled to the body, and the tear element disposed between the identification chip and the body. The tear element is operable to decouple the identification chip from the body when the tear element is pulled or otherwise moved away from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Maiman, Abdelkader M'Hamed Benkreira, Brendan Way
  • Patent number: 11023794
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium for performing an encoded geometry fabrication operation. In various embodiments, the encoded geometry fabrication operation comprises: identifying data to be encoded within the encoded geometry, the data to be encoded within the encoded geometry comprising a unique code to be associated with the encoded geometry; converting the data to be encoded to the encoded geometry; fabricating a part with the encoded geometry, the encoded geometry passively representing the unique code with a physical code; and, performing a computer vision operation to read the physical code of the encoded geometry, the computer vision operation confirming the unique code of the encoded geometry corresponds to the physical code of the encoded geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Richard W. Guzman, Scott C. Lauffer, Travis Gilbert
  • Patent number: 11016448
    Abstract: A watch with a built-in tag that includes a display displaying a time, a metal case having a through-hole in a side surface, a metal crown disposed to enable opening and closing of the through-hole, and a wireless communication device housed inside the case. The crown includes a head located outside the case and coming into contact with the case to close the through-hole, and a shank extending to the inside of the case through the through-hole with one end portion connected to the head and the other end portion located inside the case. When the head of the crown is pulled in a direction away from the case, the head of the crown becomes contactless with the case to enable a reader device located outside the case to read information of the wireless communication device through the crown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuki Eshima, Makoto Yasutake, Teppei Miura
  • Patent number: 11017192
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, software, and firmware for scan data source identification. One such embodiment, in the form of a method, includes receiving a dataset including scan data from a particular scanning device and adding data to the received dataset identifying at least one of the particular scanning device and a type of the particular scanning device. The method may further send the dataset to a terminal for processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: John Crooks, Deborah Ann Detwiler
  • Patent number: 11010854
    Abstract: A mobile drive apparatus (1001) for item handling. The drive apparatus comprises at least one platform for supporting an item; a drive means; and a movable door (5003, 5001) coupled to the at least one platform and configured to move between an open position in which the platform is accessible to a user and a closed position in which the platform is enclosed. The apparatus further comprises control means coupled to the drive means. The control means are configured to control the drive means to move the drive apparatus from a current location associated with an item pickup point to a second different location for processing by an item handling hub, in response to receiving an indication that a token presented by the user is a valid token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: Stephane Cheikh, Steven Sebastiaan Vroonland, Koos Termeulen, Reinout Jules Reinhilde Vander Meulen, Julien Rochat, Nicola Tomatis, Luc Bergeron, Gregoire Terrien
  • Patent number: 11003974
    Abstract: A method for automatically electronically associating vessel identity information of a vessel with an unassociated telemetric device, the unassociated telemetric device comprising a processor and being configured to detect and transmit quantity or usage data and being configured with a location sensing device, wherein the unassociated telemetric device is configured to communicate with a remote server, the method comprising the steps of: the remote server receiving the vessel identity information comprising a deployment location for the unassociated telemetric device; the unassociated telemetric device operating in accordance with an automatic action rule; in response to the unassociated telemetric device operating in accordance with the automatic action rule, the processor receiving location information of the unassociated telemetric device from the location sensing device; the unassociated telemetric device transmitting the location information; the remote server receiving the location information; the remo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Anthony Robert Carr, Michael Alexander St. Leger Neuman, Robert William Gerald Battye
  • Patent number: 10997481
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods capable of collecting and analyzing a multi-fields two-dimensional code. A computer-implemented method of analyzing multi-fields two-dimensional code, comprises: receiving decoded multi-fields two dimensional code; identifying a first field and a second field from the decoded multi-fields two dimensional code; and determining whether the first field of the multi-fields two-dimensional code matches one of multiple pieces of pre-stored first information and whether the second field of the multi-fields two-dimensional code has ever been collected before, for providing a result with respect to the decoded multi-fields two dimensional code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Gmedia Corporation
    Inventors: Wei Shen, Kaijun Cao, Hongqiang Zhang