Patents Examined by Michael G. Lee
  • Patent number: 10810474
    Abstract: A sensor configured to detect and record measured conditions, such as temperature, pressure, volume, displacement, acceleration, and/or other measureable conditions. The sensor may incorporate radio frequency identification (RFID) components. The sensor may also incorporate micro-electro-mechanical devices and/or systems (MEMS) and/or nano-electro-mechanical devices and/or systems (NEMS) that are configured to change in response to certain conditions encountered by the MEMS/NEMS and provide indications of the same. The sensor may include a detector configured to detect the changes in the MEMS/NEMS. The detected changes may be stored by the MEMS and/or the NEMS and/or the RFID components, allowing information about the changes to be retrieved through a RFID reading and/or scanning process. The sensor may be used to monitor and/or track conditions associated with certain objects and/or environments, among other uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Datalogic IP Tech S.r.l.
    Inventors: Luca Pattini, Andrea Di Chele
  • Patent number: 10803454
    Abstract: This disclosure illustrates that resource exchange requests may be identified and sent directly to ATMs. The service providers access the ATMs and are able to select the resource exchange request from the ATMs (e.g., electronically, or the like). The service providers transfer the resources at the ATMs, and reconcile the resources at the ATMs. The ATMs may send service provider and/or organization reconciliation notices confirming the reconciliations. In some embodiments, the reconciliation may be stored in a distributed ledger within a blockchain system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rebecca Stepp Morgan, Shawn Cart Gunsolley, Chad Ryan Compton, Eric Dryer
  • Patent number: 10803271
    Abstract: A length measuring instrument for measuring length with a measure includes: a measure on which a code is printed, a plurality of patterns each allotted to a different number being arranged, each of the patterns having digits to which an N-notation number (N being 3 or greater) is allotted, each of the digits having a different color corresponding to the allotted numerical value, the patterns being arranged in ascending order or descending order, a Hamming distance between patterns adjacent to each other in an array direction being 1, an amount of change in numerical value at the same digit between the adjacent patterns being 1 in the code; a reading unit that optically reads patterns printed on the measure; and a measuring unit that measures a length of a measurement target from a result of the reading by the reading unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED
    Inventor: Koichiro Fuji
  • Patent number: 10802310
    Abstract: A display device can include a display panel; a main frame positioned behind the display panel; a guide panel coupled to the main frame and supporting the display panel; and a front cover coupled to the main frame and covering a side of the display panel, in which the front cover includes a side wall covering the side of the display panel and a side of the frame; and a front wall extending from the side wall and facing a front surface of the display panel, and a hook protruding from an inside of the side wall, and a fixer is fixed to a rear surface of the main frame and inserted into the hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaewoo Cho, Jein Lee
  • Patent number: 10799919
    Abstract: A washing device includes a main body, a water system, and a drying system. The main body includes a first washing zone, a second washing zone, and a drying zone. A transporting device transports an object to make it pass through the first washing zone, the second washing zone, and the drying zone. The first washing zone has a first water outlet, and the second washing zone has a second water outlet. The water system includes a heater for heating water and a tank. A first pipe connects the heater and the first water outlet, and a second pipe connects the heater and the tank. An outlet pipe connects the tank and the second water outlet. A collecting structure collects waste water and injects into the tank. The drying system is adapted to supply air flow to the drying zone for drying the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: G-WINNER ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ping-Yuan Liao
  • Patent number: 10783635
    Abstract: A system and method for automatic detection of symptoms of peritonitis during peritoneal dialysis, such as using a mobile device with an image capturing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: GRAFTY, INC.
    Inventors: Allen Yang Yang, Manish Mukherjee
  • Patent number: 10775033
    Abstract: A connector for connecting mutually facing ends of elongate lighting devices is provided. The connector includes a connector body having opposed end regions coupleable to the facing ends of said lighting devices. The connector body includes a light emission region between the opposed end regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Alberto Zanotto, Simon Bobbo, Valerio Michielan, Andrea Morra
  • Patent number: 10769393
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in decoding a bar code symbol may include an image sensor integrated circuit having a plurality of pixels, timing, and control circuitry for controlling an image sensor, gain circuitry for controlling gain, and analog to digital conversion circuitry for conversion of an analog signal to a digital signal. The apparatus may also include a PCB for mounting the image sensor integrated circuit and light source bank. The connection between the image sensor integrated circuit and/or light source bank and the PCB characterized by a plurality of wires connecting a plurality of bond pads and a plurality of contact pads, where the wires, bond pads, and contact pads provide electrical input/output and mechanical connections between the image sensor integrated circuit and the PCB. The apparatus may be operative for processing image signals generated by the image sensor integrated circuit for attempting to decode the bar code symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Xi Tao, Yong Liu, Taylor Smith, Ynjiun Paul Wang
  • Patent number: 10762315
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lighting control system for directing a show. The system includes at least: a master device; and a plurality of slave devices that receive lighting control signals from the master device. The light control signals correspond to seats of a plurality of audiences in an auditorium. The plurality of slave devices receive position information indicating specific positions at which the plurality of slave devices emit a light, light-emitting status information including preset information to classify the plurality of slave devices into a plurality of groups, and group identification number information. The plurality of slave devices are grouped in accordance with received information. The master device controls the grouped plurality of slave devices to emit a light per group basis by broadcasting the lighting control signals including group light-emitting pattern information for each of the plurality of groups of the plurality of slave devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Hanam Artec Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Won Lee, Ho Lim Song, Jung Min Choi, Kyung Il Choi
  • Patent number: 10762410
    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: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SILICON CONTROLS PTY LTD.
    Inventors: Anthony Robert Carr, Michael Alexander St. Leger Neuman, Robert William Gerald Battye
  • Patent number: 10762487
    Abstract: The present invention describes a Support System and Method for the Management of Beverages Bars in Points of Sale composed of a data manager, a message center, data control and acquisition modules, mobile device, fixed device, a database, that continually register the activity in the beverage preparation machines and beverages display containers to determine when they require attention informing, through the message center, the personnel that operate the points of sale of pending tasks to perform in order to have the displayed beverages fresh and prepared on time, reporting to the supervisor through mobile and/or fixed devices when said tasks haven't been attended to and when they were finally performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: EXPLOSION MOVIL S. DE R.L. DE C.V.
    Inventors: Carlos Apodaca Salinas, Jose Manuel Orduño Flores, Luis Edgardo Ochoa Blancarte
  • Patent number: 10748140
    Abstract: Various examples are directed to computer-implemented systems and methods for enhanced security for mobile wallets in multiple devices. The method includes using a wearable computing device to submit an account payment transaction at a point of sale device. The point of sale device sends a transaction request message requesting authorization for the account payment transaction on an account of a user of the wearable computing device. An encrypted authentication token is received at a mobile computing device from a mobile wallet provider in response to the transaction request message, and the token is sent to the wearable computing device. The wearable computing device receives the token and forwards it to the mobile wallet provider. An authorization message is received from the mobile wallet provider after the token is verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventor: Joon Maeng
  • Patent number: 10743962
    Abstract: An all-in-one cleaner is disclosed. An all-in-one cleaner, according to an embodiment of the present invention, comprises: a cleaner body; a soaking unit which is provided on one side of the cleaner body and carries out a soaking step on a subject to be cleaned; a washing unit which is provided near the soaking unit and carries out a washing step on the subject to be cleaned, for which the soaking step has been completed; and a rinsing unit which is provided near the washing unit and carries out a rinsing step on the subject to be cleaned, for which the washing step has been completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: MEGAGEN IMPLANT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kwang Bum Park
  • Patent number: 10745848
    Abstract: A household appliance for washing fabric items, comprising: a washing compartment (2); an opening (3) for access to the washing compartment to enable introduction and extraction of the laundry items; a hatch door (4) for access to the washing compartment (2), mobile between a closed position in which it occludes said access opening (3) and an open position in which it enables access to the washing compartment (2); a border (5) of said access opening to the washing compartment (2), said border (5) abutting the hatch door (4) in the closed position; a first tank (61) containing a detergent for washing; a first indicator (610) located on the border (5) and indicating a load level of said first tank (61).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool EMEA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giacomo Pittalis, Elisa Polverini, Roberto Tarabù{grave over ( )}, Luca Andrenacci, Romina Catani, Zakaria Khalfaoui, Filippo Matarazzi, Alessandro Falsetti
  • Patent number: 10741281
    Abstract: An assembly and method for tracking implant devices within a sterile field, the assembly comprising a reader that includes a housing structure with a base and a cover, a scanner having a scanner housing, where the scanner housing is at least partially positioned in a cavity provided in the base; and an aperture provided in the cover, where the cover is configured to receive a transparent sterile sheath to at least partially encase the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: MATRIX IT MEDICAL TRACKING SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Branko Prpa
  • Patent number: 10739496
    Abstract: Disclosed are an optical element which offers certain direction of light diffusion by disposing, in a resin having a refractive index n1, an anisotropic polymer having a refractive index n2 different from n1 in a predetermined direction, and a display device including the same. Such control of viewing angles is possible without using any louver pattern and eliminates the necessity of an additional brightness enhancement film, thus advantageously decreasing manufacturing costs and preventing defects such as diagonal line spots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoon-Jung Eo, Hyun-Woo Jeon
  • Patent number: 10731287
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance can include a chassis defining an interior, with a tub and a drum provided in the interior to define a treating chamber for treating articles according to a cycle of operation. A door can selectively open an access opening in the chassis for accessing the treating chamber. The door can include a hinge assembly having a first hinge arm and a second hinge arm coupled to an actuator arm. Operation of a handle assembly can actuate the actuator arm and can selectively couple the first hinge arm at a first hinge or the second hinge arm at a second hinge to open the door in a first or second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy E. Heater, Nicholas E. Mawhorr, Jaroslav Ridilla, Justin Zirbes
  • Patent number: 10711963
    Abstract: A flame simulation method including: identifying, by a computing device, a maximum brightness level value and a primary event generation level; setting, in response to determining that a first event occurred based on the primary event generation level, a secondary event generation level; adjusting the secondary event generation level towards a baseline secondary event generation level; adjusting a current brightness value of a lighting element of a flame simulation apparatus towards the maximum brightness level value; setting, in response to determining that a second event occurred based on the secondary event generation level, the current brightness level value of the lighting element to a value less than the maximum brightness level; and controlling, by the computing device, a brightness level of the lighting element to correspond to the current brightness level value of the lighting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Polygroup Macau Limited (BVI)
    Inventors: Victor Hugo Ocegueda Gallaga, An-Wu Tang, Lewis Ka Hang Cheng
  • Patent number: 10711968
    Abstract: A vehicle lighting apparatus that illuminates a frontward direction of a vehicle includes: first and second light source units each having a light source main body and a light-focusing optical system that focuses light emitted from the light source main body; a reflection-type digital light deflection device that is configured by arranging a plurality of mirror elements each of which can be slanted around a rotation movement axis and each of which can be individually switched between an ON slanted state and an OFF slanted state and that reflects the light, focused by the first and second light source units, by the mirror element of the ON slanted state to form a reflection pattern; and a projection optical system that illuminates a frontward direction with light reflected by the reflection-type digital light deflection device, wherein light incident on the reflection-type digital light deflection device by the first and second light source units is overlapped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinya Hoshino
  • Patent number: 10706345
    Abstract: A micro radio frequency identification tag for use on articles in an equipment identification and tracking system includes a substrate, an RFID chip, a power storage means, an antenna, and a conductive means. The substrate has a pair of surfaces. The RFID chip and power storage means are operatively retained on one surface. The antenna is operatively retained on the other surface of the substrate and acts as a conductive layer. The conductive means extends between the surfaces of the substrate to operatively connect the antenna to the RFID chip and power storage means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Brian K. Blank