Patents Examined by Michael G. Lee
  • Patent number: 10475023
    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: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Darin William Smith
  • Patent number: 10452968
    Abstract: A radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag with improved sensitivity includes an antenna that receives a radio-frequency (RF) signal and wireless power from an RFID reader. The RFID tag further includes a circuit that varies a reflection coefficient of the antenna to transmit a reflected signal to the reader, the reflected signal having periods of high reflectance when a relatively high amount of the RF signal is reflected, and low reflectance periods when a relatively low amount of the RF signal is reflected. The reflectance of the antenna is sufficiently low during the high reflectance periods to enable wireless power reception during the high reflectance periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: INTERMEC, INC.
    Inventors: Pavel Nikitin, Stephen J. Kelly, Rene Martinez
  • Patent number: 10445392
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an official account quick response code generation method performed at a computer server, the method comprising: obtaining an association request, the association request comprising an operator identifier, an official account list, and authorization information of multiple official accounts in the official account list; obtaining description information corresponding to each official account from a corresponding official account server according to the authorization information of the official account; associatively storing the operator identifier, the official accounts, and the corresponding description information; obtaining a quick response code generation request, the quick response code generation request carrying the operator identifier and at least one to-be-promoted official account in the official account list; and generating a promotion link corresponding to the operator identifier according to the quick response code generation request, and converting the promotion
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Linfeng Pan
  • Patent number: 10442346
    Abstract: A lamp device includes a light source, a slide and a projection lens assembly. The light source generates an illumination beam, and the slide is disposed in a light path of the illumination beam. The slide has a profile image layer and a gradient layer, and the profile image layer and the gradient layer are disposed on two opposite sides of the slide. The profile image layer converts the illumination beam into profile image light without gradients, and the gradient layer converts the illumination beam into gradient light. The projection lens assembly receives and projects the gradient light and the profile image light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Young Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Wei-Hung Tsai, Ya-Ling Hsu, Hung-Chi Su
  • Patent number: 10445736
    Abstract: Provided are a system and method for managing digital wallets and thereby preventing unauthorized transactions. An exemplary method includes receiving a plurality of data feeds including a data feed from at least one wallet provider and a data feed from at least one fraud system, and receiving a security notification for a payment card, identifying a digital wallet which the payment card is associated with based on the received data feeds, identifying one or more other payment cards associated with the identified digital wallet based on the received data feeds, and generating a warning for the one or more other identified payment cards, and storing the warning for use during an authorization request of the one or more other identified payment cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventor: Manoneet Kohli
  • Patent number: 10436776
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods, systems, devices, and computer-readable storage media for selecting a detection area for a well (e.g., as part of an assay plate) comprising a plurality of encoded microcarriers. In some aspects, selecting the detection area includes obtaining one or more images of the well; calculating a center of the well according to a two-dimensional coordinate system; assigning a position, according to the two-dimensional coordinate system, of a first encoded microcarrier from the plurality; determining whether a distance between the position of the first encoded microcarrier and the center of the well according to the two-dimensional coordinate system exceeds a threshold distance; and including in the detection area one or more microcarriers whose distance from the center of the well does not exceed the threshold distance, while excluding those whose distance from the center of the well exceeds the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: PLEXBIO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yao-Kuang Chung, Chia-En Tai, Liang Han Chang
  • Patent number: 10438110
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a RFID transponder, such as a card, comprising a first chip electrically connected to a first antenna and a second chip electrically connected to a second antenna. The first antenna comprises a secondary antenna which is inductively to the second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventor: Hugo Kapp
  • Patent number: 10430703
    Abstract: An article of manufacture comprises a wearable, stretchable article comprising stretchable material. The wearable, stretchable article is selected from a group comprising: clothing, a hat, a headband, a wristband, socks, footwear, handwear, shorts, or an undergarment. At least one RFID tag is mounted on the wearable, stretchable article and includes a stretch-activated switch on the at least one RFID tag. The stretch-activated switch has a first mode and a second mode. The first mode is associated with a first RFID tag state and the second mode is associated with a second RFID tag state. The stretch-activated switch comprises a ground contact, an RFID enable contact and a contact to slidably engage the ground contact and the RFID enable contact to transition between the first RFID tag state and the second RFID tag state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Scott DeBates, Douglas Lautner, Jagatkumar Shah, Mary Hor-Lao
  • Patent number: 10426314
    Abstract: A fluid pump volute offshoot system for debris diversion and collection, a solids collection system, and related methods, for a pot and pan, or other, similar, washing machine is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Unified Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Cantrell, Mark Churchill, Michael Licata, Josh Huisenga, David Gast
  • Patent number: 10424147
    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: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: George Allan MacKay, Gregory Emile Chauvin, Adrian Ignatius O'Neil
  • Patent number: 10420875
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for querying a specification feature arranged in, at or on a medical technical functional means, the method comprising the step of: querying the specification feature by means of a medical device functionally coupled to or to be coupled to the medical technical functional means or by means of a device or means connected to or being arranged in signal transmission with the medical technical treatment apparatus. The invention further relates to a medical technical functional means, a medical device and a control unit. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a digital storage medium, a computer program product and a computer program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Josef Beden, Juergen Klewinghaus
  • Patent number: 10416946
    Abstract: A wearable computing device includes a head-mounted display (HMD) that provides a field of view in which at least a portion of the environment of the wearable computing device is viewable. The HMD is operable to display images superimposed over the field of view. When the wearable computing device determines that a target device is within its environment, the wearable computing device obtains target device information related to the target device from a programmed local tag. The target device information may include information that defines a virtual control interface for controlling the target device and an identification of a defined area of the target device on which the virtual control image is to be provided. The wearable computing device controls the HMD to display the virtual control image as an image superimposed over the defined area of the target device in the field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: John Cronin
  • Patent number: 10419271
    Abstract: A system includes one or more processors, and one or more non-transitory computer-readable media having stored thereon a program, which, when executed, causes the one or more processors to perform a method of a distributed server of a transportation system. A method includes monitoring whether a failure has occurred on a communication network between the distributed server and a central server, searching for another distributed server capable of communicating with the central server, based on a result of the monitoring, and communicating with the central server using the other distributed server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: LG CNS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yongkyuu Lee
  • Patent number: 10405729
    Abstract: A heat pump for a dishwasher includes an upper shell (10) defining an upper chamber (100) therein, a heating pipe (20) disposed in the upper chamber (100), a lower shell (30) defining a lower chamber (300) therein and detachably connected with the upper shell (10), an impeller (40) disposed in the lower chamber (300), and a flowing guide (50) disposed in the upper chamber (100) and adjacent to the heating pipe (20). The upper shell (10) includes an inlet (101) disposed in an upper end surface thereof and communicated with the upper chamber (100). A dishwasher including the heat pump is also provided. With a guiding effect of the flowing guide (50), the stream may contact with the heating pipe (20) and perform a complete heat exchange with the heating pipe (20), thus enhancing the heat exchanging efficiency of the heating pipe (20) and totally improving the heating efficiency of the heat pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: Chuanjiang Guo, Lianjing Niu, Feng Gao
  • Patent number: 10410461
    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: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: David Wurmfeld, Tyler Locke, Adam Koeppel
  • Patent number: 10402815
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention facilitate payment transactions by integrating the image capture and image processing capabilities of certain mobile devices with the card-based payment transaction infrastructure. In some embodiments, a camera contained in a mobile device is used to capture an image of a barcode that is visible on the surface of a substrate. The barcode may represent or otherwise encode one or more of payment account data, consumer authentication data, consumer profile data, or other relevant information. In some embodiments, the captured image may be processed by the mobile device to extract the payment account data, authentication data, or other relevant data. This data may then be communicated to a data processing element that is connected to, or forms part of, a payment processing network in order to conduct the desired payment transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Pankaj Sharma, Vikram Modi, Shantnu Singh
  • Patent number: 10397635
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for detecting a presentation of media content on a first display device; synchronizing contextual data corresponding to the media content with the media content; transmitting the contextual metadata corresponding to the media content to a second display device in response to the detecting, wherein the second display device is a different device than the first display device; and presenting the contextual metadata, in synchronization with the media content, on the second display device in conjunction with the presentation of the media content on the first display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kulvir S. Bhogal, Gregory J. Boss, Sheryl L. Comes, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Anne R. Sand
  • Patent number: 10395768
    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: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Branko Prpa
  • Patent number: 10387700
    Abstract: Disclosed are an emission control system and mater and slave devices for the emission control system. The master device controlling one or more slave devices includes a communication unit, an electrical code identification unit identifying electrical code information previously output, an information check unit checking emission position information previously set in accordance with the identified electrical code information and indicating specific positions at which the slave devices emit a light, an information providing unit providing the checked emission position information to a first slave device corresponding to one of the slave devices, and an emission control unit broadcasting the emission control signal corresponding to the emission position information through the communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Hanam Artec Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Won Lee, Ho Lim Song, Jung Min Choi, Kyung Il Choi
  • Patent number: 10387871
    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: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventor: Ayman Hammad