Patents Examined by Michael G. Lee
  • Patent number: 10009177
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems pertaining to the verification of portable consumer devices are disclosed. In one implementation, a verification token is communicatively coupled to a computer by a USB connection so as to use the computer's networking facilities. The verification token reads identification information from a user's portable consumer device (e.g., credit card) and sends the information to a validation entry over a communications network using the computer's networking facilities. The validation entity applies one or more validation tests to the information that it receives from the verification token. If a selected number of tests are passed, the validation entity sends a device verification value to the verification token, and optionally to a payment processing network. The verification token may enter the device verification value into a CVV field of a web page appearing on the computer's display, or may display the value to the user using the computer's display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventor: Ayman Hammad
  • Patent number: 10000151
    Abstract: A lighting device for a motor vehicle. The device comprises a wall comprising at least one protuberance and at least one first light source situated inside the protuberance. The wall comprises a reflecting zone having light reflection properties, and formed facing the first light source, such that the first light source is able to generate a light beam passing through the wall, that is propagated outside the lighting device before being reflected on the reflecting zone of the wall to generate an apparent lighting from the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventor: Christophe Dubosc
  • Patent number: 9997028
    Abstract: The financial device comprises a medium depositing and withdrawing module, a discrimination module for discriminating the medium, a first transfer module for guiding the medium of the medium depositing and withdrawing module to the discrimination module, a temporary staking module in which a medium to be withdrawn is temporarily stacked, a first connection module transferring a medium between the discrimination module and the temporary staking module, a medium storage unit for storing a medium to be deposited or to be withdrawn, a second connection module for guiding a medium passing through the first connection module to the medium storage unit, a first frame in which the second connection module is installed, and a second frame in which the first connection module and the discrimination module are installed, and rotatably connected to the first frame. When rotating the second frame with respect to the first frame, the second connection module is exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: LG CNS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hak Kyum Kim, Seung Gill Baek
  • Patent number: 9990795
    Abstract: A dynamic transaction card with EuroPay-Mastercard-Visa (“EMV”) technology that includes an EMV interface connecting EMV contacts and an EMV processor to enable a multifunctional dynamic transaction card. A method of manufacturing a dynamic transaction card with an EMV interface connecting EMV contacts and an EMV processor. A dynamic transaction card with an EMV interface may be manufactured using a separate printed circuit board (PCB) layout with EMV contact patterns placed into the top surface of a molding to create the dynamic transaction card. The edges of the EMV contact patterns would be incorporated through holes, which are trimmed to scallops, to allow for surface mounting. The EMV interface may then include a connection between the EMV contact patterns and the EMV microprocessor such that the EMV microprocessor does not have to be placed directly beneath the EMV contact patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: David Wurmfeld, Tyler Locke, Adam Koeppel
  • Patent number: 9990520
    Abstract: There is described an indicia reading terminal that can be operative to capture a succession of frames of image data and that can be operative so that a certain frame of the succession of frames is subject to quality evaluation processing where a result of the quality evaluation processing is responsive to one or more of an incidence and sharpness of edge representations of the frame of image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ynjiun P. Wang, Shulan Deng
  • Patent number: 9990674
    Abstract: A card registry system is configured to automatically identify financial card information in one or more credit files associated with a consumer and populate a card registry account of the consumer with the identified financial card information. Once the financial card information has been obtained from the credit file(s), the card registry system may transmit cancellation and/or reissuance requests to the respective card issuers in the instance that one or more cards are compromised, so that the financial cards may be easily and efficiently cancelled and/or reissued at the request of the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: CONSUMERINFO.COM, INC.
    Inventors: Ty Taylor, Michael R. Balducci, Arlene E. Miranda, Laura Gelgand
  • Patent number: 9982863
    Abstract: The instant disclosure illustrates a light distance-adjustable vehicle lamp including a lens unit, a light emitting group and a datum axis. The lens unit includes a first focus, a second focus, a lens focus and an optical axis. The light emitting group includes a first light emitting unit and a second light emitting unit. The first light emitting unit includes a first light source center, a first axis and a first light emitting surface, the first light emitting unit corresponds to the first focus of the lens unit. The second light emitting unit includes a second light source center, a second axis and a second light emitting focus. The datum axis passes through the lens focus and the second light emitting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: ADI OPTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Cheng Wang
  • Patent number: 9978055
    Abstract: Disclosed are a watch with a function of a mobile payment instrument and a method of the same. The watch with a function of a mobile payment instrument includes a Real Time Clock RTC unit providing real time information, a communication unit 14 receiving payment request information or a payment process result, or transmitting card information with a PIN, a display unit displaying the real time information, the payment request information or the payment process result, a reader reading a card, an input unit inputting a PIN, and a controller controlling the communication of the communication unit, the display of the display unit, a collecting of the card information read by the reader or a collecting of the PIN inputted by the input unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: JINI CO., LTD
    Inventor: Hye Jin Jeong
  • Patent number: 9972152
    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: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Isonas, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Radicella, Richard Burkley, Kriston Chapman, Shirl Jones, Roger Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9970636
    Abstract: A lighting system includes a pivot bracket that includes a first arm, a second arm, and a connector band that couples both the arms. The pivot bracket is pivotably coupled to a trim assembly at the first end of each arm such that the pivot bracket is pivotable with respect to the trim assembly about a first axis of rotation defined by and axially passing through a first aperture of each arm located at the respective arm's first end. Further, the pivot bracket is pivotably coupled to a socket bracket at an opposite second end of each arm such that the socket bracket is pivotable with respect to the pivot bracket about a second axis of rotation defined by and axially passing through a second aperture of each arm located at the respective arm's second end. Further, the lighting system includes a light source coupled to the socket bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Philip Dean Winters
  • Patent number: 9965713
    Abstract: A semiconductor device that is resistant to bending stress and has a structure in which an antenna circuit, an electric double layer capacitor for storing electricity, and the like are formed over a signal processing circuit that is provided over a substrate and has a charging circuit. The signal processing circuit having the charging circuit is provided over a substrate, and the antenna circuit and the electric double layer capacitor are provided over the signal processing circuit. The antenna circuit is electrically connected to the signal processing circuit, and the electric double layer capacitor is electrically connected to the charging circuit. With such a structure, a wiring for connecting the charging circuit and the electric double layer capacitor can be made short. Accordingly, a semiconductor device that is resistant to bending stress can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kaoru Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 9965789
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for pre-purchase wearable device testing are described herein. A wearable device may be identified as a trial device to a wearable ensemble. Trial data corresponding to the trial device may be provided to a wearable ensemble system that includes the wearable ensemble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Glen J. Anderson
  • Patent number: 9947005
    Abstract: Disclosed are an apparatus and method of creating, displaying and utilizing quick response (QR) codes to perform processing an application on a mobile device and a control system network. One example method of operation may include identifying a user information parameter and generating a symbology code image that includes the user information parameter and displaying the symbology code on a mobile device display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: AMX LLC
    Inventor: Darin William Smith
  • Patent number: 9948813
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide barcode sequences in an active display for information exchange. Specifically, embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for communicating information between electronic devices via a barcode image sequence. In a typical embodiment, a barcode image sequence is displayed on the display screen of a first electronic device. A second electronic device reads and decodes the barcode image sequence. The second electronic device displays an acknowledgement on the display screen of the second electronic device. The acknowledgement is read by the first electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventor: Moon J. Kim
  • Patent number: 9934645
    Abstract: A parking meter is described that comprises components for providing parking meter functionality and a display for displaying parking information and a metal housing for protecting the parking meter components from an environment that has a display aperture through which the display is visible. The parking meter also comprises an antenna for a contactless payment reader arranged in or on the parking meter in close proximity to the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: J.J. MACKAY CANADA LIMITED
    Inventors: George Allan MacKay, Gregory Emile Chauvin, Adrian Ignatius O'Neil
  • Patent number: 9911289
    Abstract: A cash drawer with an ergonomic design. In an example embodiment, the cash drawer includes a housing having an operator side, and a drawer assembly moveable from a closed position in the housing to an open position. The drawer assembly includes a drawer, a first tray in the drawer for storing bank notes, and a second tray in the first tray for storing coins. The cash drawer additional stores a removable lid with a handle. The lid includes a first side for enclosing the first tray and a second side for enclosing the second tray, thus forming a suitcase for transporting the bank notes and coins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Orson Ting, Alvin Besinga, Ronald Allan Rodriguez, Michael Duka Pacaña
  • Patent number: 9910959
    Abstract: A system and method includes: a pharmacy server receiving a customer ID code to allow a customer wireless access to his medical data file stored on the server; the server receiving adherence confirmation data from the customer and storing the adherence confirmation data into the medical data file to confirm that the customer is taking a prescribed medicine according to directions; and the server receiving additional data from the customer and storing the additional data into the medical data file, whereby the customer is provided with wireless access to enter, edit and retrieve data to and from his medical data file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: WAL-MART STORES, INC.
    Inventors: Donald R. High, Nicholas D. Rone, Michael Dean Atchley
  • Patent number: 9884347
    Abstract: A controller identifies a stacking direction of internal electrodes in an electronic component, based on magnetic flux density detected by a magnetic flux density detector when the electronic component passes between a magnetic generator and the magnetic flux density detector. The controller instructs a sorter to sort out, based on the identified stacking direction of the internal electrodes, the electronic component in which the stacking direction of the internal electrodes is consistent with a predetermined direction. A conveying mechanism includes a conveying table with a plurality of concave portions, and conveys electronic component fixed in position in the concave portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Sasaoka
  • Patent number: 9886600
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a smart card reader that includes a smart card reader body and smart card contacts. The smart card reader body is a single, contiguous piece of electrically dissipative material. As a smart card is inserted in to the smart card reader body and makes contact with portions of the smart card reader body, any electrostatic charge that has accumulated on plastic portions of the smart card is discharged through the smart card reader body itself, and to ground. As a result, damage to circuitry coupled to the smart card reader and an embedded circuit housed in the smart card is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.
    Inventor: William Michael Beals
  • Patent number: 9849827
    Abstract: A vehicle headlight system can include a headlight controller and a lamp unit incorporating a high beam module, which can emit favorable marking lights while the headlight controller associates each of a shading driver and a swivel structure with a shading width setter and a swivel setter, respectively. When a forward vehicle does not exist in a forward direction, the headlight systems can provide favorable light distribution patterns by overlapping the light distribution pattern projected from the high beam module with each of light distribution patterns for a high and low beam. When the forward vehicle exists, the headlight system can prevent the lamp unit from emitting a glare type light to the forward vehicle. Thus, the disclosed subject matter can provide vehicle headlight systems, which can emit favorable light patterns toward a pedestrian as a marking light, and which can provide favorable light distribution patterns to drive at night.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Uchida, Yoshiaki Nakazato