Patents Examined by Michael G. Lee
  • Patent number: 10607220
    Abstract: A network translation computing device for processing consolidated messages is disclosed. The network translation computing device receives a web-based authentication response including a plurality of data elements in a web-based format. The network translation computing device translates the plurality of data elements from the web-based format to a network-based format. The network translation computing device generates a network-format authorization request message including the plurality of data elements in the network-based format. The network translation computing device transmits the network-format authorization request message to an issuer of the transaction card to initiate an authorization process of the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventors: Peter Groarke, Ahmed Hosny
  • Patent number: 10606224
    Abstract: Described is a flexible and customizable physical access control system that allows for a smart device to execute an authentication application that users subscribe to for various physical locations with pre-determined rule sets that correspond to registration information of the physical location's qualifications and rules sets. A user's smart device is used as a credential for large number of locations so long as that location is in the subscriber network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventors: Terezinha Rumble, George C. Grammer
  • Patent number: 10599896
    Abstract: At least some embodiments of the present invention generally relate to the field of optics, and more specifically, to compact optical arrangements for use in imaging engines likes the ones used in handheld barcode readers. In an embodiment, an imaging engine having a field of view (FOV) includes an imaging sensor and an optical lens configured to (i) fold the FOV once between the imaging sensor and an exit window of the imaging engine and/or the window of a barcode reader within which the imaging engine may be implemented, and (ii) correct for field curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Igor Vinogradov
  • Patent number: 10592715
    Abstract: This invention provides a system and method for decoding symbology that contains a respective data set using multiple image frames of the symbol, wherein at least some of those frames can have differing image parameters (for example orientation, lens zoom, aperture, etc.) so that combining the frames with an illustrative multiple image application allows the most-readable portions of each frame to be stitched together. And unlike prior systems which may select one “best” image, the illustrative system method allows this stitched image to form a complete, readable image of the underlying symbol. In an illustrative embodiment the system and method includes an imaging assembly that acquires multiple image frames of the symbol in which some of those image frames have discrete, differing image parameters from others of the frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Sateesha Nadabar
  • Patent number: 10592713
    Abstract: An automated package-handling support solution receives video observation of a target area in a package-handling facility that includes packages. A display device is configured to produce video images visible from the target area. An operator support system processes the motion-video observation to detect the packages in the target area and retrieve a package-specific routing-related attribute and a package-specific property for each of the packages. The system generates the video output to include a first portion representing the video observation of the packages, and a second portion that includes a package-specific dynamic informational overlay corresponding to each of the packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Datalogic USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Shearin, WenLiang Gao
  • Patent number: 10586085
    Abstract: A tag adapted to be applied to an object is disclosed. The tag includes a wireless communication interface, a processor and a memory. A univocal code, a cipher key and a count value are store in the memory. The tag generates a dynamic code as a function of the cipher key and the count value. Next, the tag varies the count value according to a determined operation, and stores the varied count value in the memory. The tag transmits the univocal code and the dynamic code to a reader device. The tag may transmit the univocal code and the dynamic code in a URL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventors: Carlo Cimino, Marco Alfarano
  • Patent number: 10580038
    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: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Callum Merriman, Joshua C. Block
  • Patent number: 10572701
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for a low power wrist-worn RFID reader capable of reading RFID tags within the area of a localized personal body network. The wrist-worn reader provides a means for tracking how a user interacts with their environment. The wrist-worn reader may distinguish between tagged objects within the range of the reader and objects held by the user. The reader may also distinguish when a tagged object has been picked up and when it has been released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: Deepak Ganesan, Ali Kiaghadi, Pan Hu, Jeremy Gummeson
  • Patent number: 10561294
    Abstract: What is proposed is a cleaning appliance (110) for cleaning articles to be cleaned (116). The cleaning appliance (110) comprises at least one cleaning chamber (114) and at least one nozzle (123) for applying at least one cleaning fluid (118) to the articles to be cleaned (116) within the cleaning chamber (114). The cleaning appliance (110) also comprises at least one temperature sensor (168), which is arranged in at least one desired jet region (166) of the nozzle (123). The cleaning appliance (110) also comprises a control unit (157), which is designed to analyze at least one sensor signal of the temperature sensor (168) and to evaluate a jet behavior of the nozzle (123) on the basis of the sensor signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventors: Juergen Dirschus, Engelbert Ecker, Bruno Gaus, Thomas Peukert
  • Patent number: 10551555
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel and a backlight unit. The backlight unit includes a light source, a first substrate on which the light source is mounted, a driving substrate which supplies driving power to the light source, a second substrate connecting the first substrate to the driving substrate, a connector mounted on the driving substrate and coupled to the second substrate, and a dam mounted on the driving substrate and facing the connector with the second substrate interposed therebetween. The dam restricts movement of the second substrate in a direction away from the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventors: Young-min Park, Dohun Kim, Taek-sun Shin
  • Patent number: 10552721
    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: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventors: Anthony Robert Carr, Michael Alexander St. Leger Neuman, Robert William Gerald Battye
  • Patent number: 10549443
    Abstract: An ultrasonic cutting machine including a support structure, a positioning device moveable relative to the support structure, a cutting blade connected to the positioning device and a blade cleaning system positioned proximate the support structure, the blade cleaning system including a basin defining an internal volume and an opening into the internal volume, a solvent positioned in the internal volume, a cleaning surface positioned in the internal volume, wherein the cleaning surface is at least partially submerged in the solvent, and a lid positioned over the opening, wherein the lid is automatically displaced from the opening when the cutting blade approximates the basin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Emily E. McDonald, Amy E. Cooper, Allen Halbritter, Meredith P. Nix, Kevin W. Kaufman
  • Patent number: 10553064
    Abstract: A medium storage box according to an embodiment includes: a cassette body having a storage space in which a medium is stored; a cassette door coupled to the cassette body to open or close the storage space; a door opening detection unit for generating an open detection signal when the cassette door is opened; a microcomputer for determining that the cassette door is opened when receiving the open detection signal, and for storing the determined opening information of the cassette door in a cassette memory; and a battery for supplying power to the door detection unit and the microcomputer, wherein when the open detection signal is generated in the door opening detection unit, the battery supplies power to the microcomputer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: ATEC AP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Sik Bang, Young Seop Bae
  • Patent number: 10534992
    Abstract: A wireless IC device includes a wireless IC chip arranged to process a radio signal, a power-supply circuit board that is connected to the wireless IC chip and that includes a power supply circuit including at least one coil pattern, and a radiation plate arranged to radiate a transmission signal supplied from the power-supply circuit board and/or receiving a reception signal to supply the reception signal to the power-supply circuit board. The radiation plate includes an opening provided in a portion thereof and a slit connected to the opening. When viewed in plan from the direction of the winding axis of the coil pattern, the opening in the radiation plate overlaps with an inner area of the coil pattern and the area of the inner area is approximately the same as that of opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventors: Noboru Kato, Nobuo Ikemoto
  • Patent number: 10515338
    Abstract: Methodologies, systems, and computer-readable media are provided for reading machine readable features of objects. A local terminal generates a temporary object number corresponding to an unreadable object and captures an image of the unreadable object. A message is sent to a number of portable devices requesting that a duplicate of the unreadable object be located and that a machine readable feature on the duplicate object be read. Once a duplicate object is located, one of the portable devices reads a machine readable feature on the duplicate object, and the portable device calls a service offered by a server to retrieve a data value corresponding to the duplicate item from a database. This data value is then sent to the local terminal invoking a service offered by the terminal to replace the temporary object number with the data value corresponding to the duplicate item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Jimmie Russell Clark, Christopher Soames Johnson, William Ross Allen
  • Patent number: 10514160
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a light fixture mount. The light fixture mount includes a first end to receive a light fixture, a cap coupled to the light fixture that is coupled to the first end to form a first seal, and a second end to receive a collar that is coupled to a mounting member, wherein the collar comprises a sealed wire pass-through and a second seal is formed between the second end and the collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Dialight Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony Verdes, Samual Boege
  • Patent number: 10509930
    Abstract: Disclosed are a lighting control system including and mater and slave devices. The master device includes a lighting control unit that broadcasts a group light-emitting pattern to each corresponding group of the plurality of slave devices to control the plurality of slave devices to emit the light per group basis. Each of the plurality of slave devices includes a lighting unit configured to include at least one light source device, a storing unit configured to store the light-emitting position information corresponding, and a lighting control unit configured to extract a lighting control signal of the group identification number corresponding to the light-emitting position information stored in the storing unit among lighting control signals broadcasted by the master device, and control the lighting unit on the basis of the group light-emitting pattern corresponding to the extracted lighting control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Hanam Artec Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Won Lee, Ho Lim Song, Jung Min Choi, Kyung Il Choi
  • Patent number: 10509924
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to systems and methods of activating an electronic device at a point-of-sale (POS). The device may be identified by an indicia and activation may occur following purchase of the device. The method may include the steps of receiving at a central processor from the POS the indicia identifying the device purchased at the POS; enabling by the central processor a feature or functionality of the device or use of the device; and conveying to the device information material to the feature, functionality, or use. The system may include a central processor that activates the device. The central processor may include various interfaces with the POS, provider, and device, as well as a database with records related to the device and an activation processor for determining if activation is appropriate, activating the device, and sending information material to the feature, functionality, or use to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: E2INTERACTIVE, INC.
    Inventors: Merrill Brooks Smith, Phillip Craig Graves, Phil M Chakiris
  • Patent number: 10496910
    Abstract: A system and method for generating virtual objects, the data for the virtual object is retrieved at least in part from a tag. The tag comprises a transparent physical surface and a visually imperceptible structure constructed in the transparent physical surface. The tag encodes the data for the virtual objects in the visually imperceptible structure. When detected by the appropriately configured capture devices, the visually imperceptible structure produces a depth pattern that is reflected in phase shifts between regions in the tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Nigel David Tout, Aditya Goteti, Jack Clevenger
  • Patent number: 10496918
    Abstract: A payment card (e.g., credit and/or debit card) is provided with a magnetic emulator operable of communicating information to a magnetic stripe reader. Information used in validating a financial transaction is encrypted based on time such that a validating server requires receipt of the appropriate encrypted information for a period of time to validate a transaction for that period of time. Such dynamic information may be communicated using such an emulator such that a card may be swiped through a magnetic stripe reader—yet communicate different information based on time. An emulator may receive information as well as communicate information to a variety of receivers (e.g., an RFID receiver).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: DYNAMICS INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Mullen, David Lambeth, Bruce Cloutier