Patents Examined by Paultep Savusdiphol
  • Patent number: 11182573
    Abstract: Imaging arrangements and barcode readers including such imaging arrangements. An imaging arrangement for use in a barcode reader includes a housing. The imaging arrangement also includes a light source configured to emit light along a central light axis. The light source is disposed in the housing. The imaging arrangement also includes a lens having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. The lens is disposed in the housing. The first surface is configured to face the light source and is structured to substantially collimate light received from the light source into a collimated beam. The second surface includes surface structures structured to generate a patterned beam in response to receiving the collimated beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Edward Barkan, Darran Michael Handshaw, Matthew D. Blasczak
  • Patent number: 11176339
    Abstract: A request is received, from an onboard unit of a vehicle to a roadside unit in control of a gate protecting a gated area, for access rights to the gated area. Responsive to determining that the vehicle is authorized to enter, vehicle localization is performed to confirm that the vehicle has an unobstructed path to the gate. The vehicle localization is performed using one or more approaches. Responsive to confirming that the vehicle has an unobstructed path to the gate, direct the gate to open to allow the vehicle to proceed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Samer Ibrahim, Jovan Milivoje Zagajac
  • Patent number: 11176336
    Abstract: A radio transponder and method for data transfer between a radio transponder reading device and the radio transponder, wherein a control unit of the radio transponder controls a change in a load impedance via a control signal having a selected switching pulse frequency and a selected switching pulse quantity to produce a response signal, where the control unit codes multiple-valued at least ternary symbols into the control signal, and where symbol values are assigned to respective switching pulse sequences each having a unique combination of switching pulse frequency, switching pulse number and phase shift such that only combinations for which the quotient of switching pulse number and switching pulse frequency lies within a predefined value range are selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Bernd Hennig
  • Patent number: 11151434
    Abstract: An indicator includes a substrate, a two-dimensional barcode symbol provided on the substrate, a space on the substrate surrounding the barcode symbol, and a historical environmental condition indicator on the substrate. The two-dimensional barcode symbol may be printed on the substrate, preferably in a rectangular, and more preferably in a square configuration. The two-dimensional barcode is printed preferably in black and white and more preferably according to a certain standard. The space on the substrate surrounding the barcode symbol has four quadrants. Additionally, the historical environmental condition indicator is preferably a historical temperature indicator, which occupies space on the substrate in at least two of the four quadrants. The historical environmental condition indicator preferably occupies three and more preferably occupies four of the four quadrants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventors: Mohannad Abdo, Marielle K. Smith, Eric W. Liberato
  • Patent number: 11138393
    Abstract: During hand-held operation, configuration of an NFC/RFID Reader/Writer peripheral device in a predefined mode named “Mobile Mode with Auto-Collection”, enables recognition of a long duration (e.g. 5 second) trigger press (AKA a “Long Press”) as an enabling event prompting a change of scan behavior between single-shot scan operation and continuous scan operation. In other defined Modes of the peripheral device, other predetermined enabling events, such as the presence or absence of a predetermined external power source, prompt the change between single-shot and continuous scan operations. The Long Press and the other intuitive features enable the general user to be able to switch between various modes and to do so without requiring acquisition or use of an additional dedicated scanner with its requisite expense or inconvenience, and without requiring advanced knowledge, special access, or special resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Socket Mobile, Inc.
    Inventors: Ivan G. Stoilov, Vincent J. Coli, Steven Glyn Jones
  • Patent number: 11120241
    Abstract: A sensor-augmented two-dimensional barcode includes a layer provided on a substrate comprising a two-dimensional error-correcting barcode symbol. The bar code symbol further includes a barcode region, an empty region, and a dynamic region. The barcode region includes a plurality of modules in a static color state and the empty region has an area. Additionally, the dynamic region is provided on the substrate and positioned within the area of the empty region. The dynamic region includes a dynamic indicator having a chemistry that is configured, responsive to the occurrence of an environmental condition, to undergo a chemical or physical state change between an initial state and an end state, causing a change in the color state of the dynamic indicator. Additionally, the color state indicates exposure to the environmental condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Mohannad Abdo, Clive Hohberger
  • Patent number: 11118866
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus for controlling a striking device. The apparatus for controlling the striking device equipped with a weapon to strike a target includes: a display unit which displays an image captured by a camera mounted on the striking device; a control unit which controls firing of the weapon; and a manipulation unit which transmits a fire signal to the control unit, wherein the control unit calculates the number of rounds of ammunition left in the striking device, calculates an accuracy rate which is a probability that the striking device will hit the target, and determines whether the target can be neutralized by considering the calculated number of rounds of ammunition left and the calculated accuracy rate for the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: HANWHA DEFENSE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Bong Kyung Suk
  • Patent number: 11120670
    Abstract: An ATM exception handler automatically handles certain forms of exceptions. The exception handler receives messages indicating amounts of cash counted and amounts of cash shown at different ATMs. If exceptions are indicated by these messages, the exception handler attempts to reconcile exceptions with each other depending on several factors, such as, the servicer of the ATMs and day of servicing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Dryer, Verlon Safold Watson, III, Jordan Josiah Conklin
  • Patent number: 11087193
    Abstract: A transaction card construction and a method for making transaction cards provides increased security for transaction card magnetic strips. The transaction card construction includes a card inlay and a clear card body. The card inlay is formed via a lamination press process with the magnetic strip attached to a back surface of the card inlay. The card body may have a window through which a data storage element may be exposed for accessing, such as by a magnetic stripe reader or EMV chip reader. The card body may be formed by adhering the card inlay to the clear card body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Om J. Suthar
  • Patent number: 11080584
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to an RFID tag for use with a metal fastener where the fastener operates as the antenna of the RFID tag. The RFID tag includes a microchip for storing data. The chip is electrically coupled to the metal fastener in order to receive and transmit the RF signal, the metal fastener thereby operating as the antenna for the RFID tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: Geoffrey Grove, Tao Wei, Otto Gregory
  • Patent number: 11074490
    Abstract: A fastener system, which includes a fastener with an RFID tag secured to the fastener, wherein the RFID tag includes an antenna communicatively coupled to an integrated circuit which includes a memory. The fastener system further includes an operating system device, which transmits a command signal containing logistics data to the antenna of the RFID tag wherein the antenna receives the command signal and communicates the command signal containing the logistics data to the integrated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventors: James A. Aske, Jake A. Wilson, Robert A. Smith, Matthew J. Berden
  • Patent number: 11068956
    Abstract: Electronic commerce is enhanced for customer convenience. When a selection is received for non-approved items offered by a vendor, authorization for the purchase of the item may be obtained from an administrative user. A message may be sent to an address of the administrative user to obtain the authorization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Shopify Inc.
    Inventor: Dale Malik
  • Patent number: 11062098
    Abstract: Various embodiments are generally directed to improving card security by providing a user a contactless card with no sensitive card information, such as card number, card verification value, and expiration date, printed thereon, and displaying the sensitive card information relative to the card in augmented reality (AR) based on successful NFC-based user authentication. According to examples, the NFC-based user authentication may be performed by one-tapping or single tapping the contactless card to user mobile device. One or more portions of the sensitive card information may be obfuscated to further enhance card security. Moreover, the user can interact with AR elements including the sensitive card information to perform various actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: George Bergeron, Bryant Yee, Mykhaylo Bulgakov
  • Patent number: 11055660
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided a product registration apparatus including an information acquisition unit that determines a placement position of a product having a placing table surface side to which product information is attached and acquires the product information attached to the product, and an output unit that outputs information indicating at least one of the placement position of the product from which the product information can be acquired and the placement position of the product from which the product information cannot be acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Jun Uchimura, Hiroshi Takahashi, Masato Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11055502
    Abstract: Systems and methods for sequential detection-based classifications of radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags in three-dimensional space are provided. The methods include modeling a response from RFID tags as a probabilistic macro-channel and interrogating an RFID tag by transmitting a series of packets. Each packet is a transmit symbol and a first series of packet is a transmitted codeword. The method includes receiving, from the RFID tag, a second series of packets that is a received codeword in response to the transmitted codeword and finding a jointly typical transmit and receive codeword across all classes of macro-channels. The method also includes declaring a class of the RFID tag based on a largest likelihood between the transmitted codeword and the received codeword.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Mohammad Khojastepour, Mustafa Arslan, Sampath Rangarajan
  • Patent number: 11040564
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for forming and detecting security elements on the surface of a component and/or in a component, in which at least one layer or at least one region that is preferably formed of a magnetic material or of a material different from the component material is formed on the surface of the component and/or in the component that is formed of a magnetic or of a nonmagnetic material in a locally and geometrically defined manner. At least one ablated track, at least one heat-affected region and/or at least one remelted treatment track are/is formed by a locally and geometrically defined ablation of material or input of energy on/at the surface of a component along a predefined contour corresponding to the respective security feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventors: Rene Siebert, Robert Baumann
  • Patent number: 11030500
    Abstract: Provided is a code processing method comprising: a code registering step of matching an RGB code and identification information so as to generate a code database; and a recognizing step of extracting at least one RGB code from the color code and recognizing identification information corresponding to the at least one RGB code by using the code database in which the identification information according to the RGB code has been stored in advance, when a color code is received from a recognition request terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Tae Seok Yoon
  • Patent number: 11023851
    Abstract: An asset management and tracking system for use in a facility having a product designation RFID tag having product information is attached to a product and at least one location designation RFID tag having location information. The system includes a RFID reader and a portable communication device. The RFID reader reads at least one of the product designation RFID tag and the at least one location designation RFID tag and the portable communication device receives product information from and transmits product information to an asset tracking and management device. The RFID reader transmits product information read from the product designation RFID tag and the location information read from the location designation RFID tags to the portable communication device. The portable communication device, in turn, transmits the received product information and location information to the asset tracking device and queries the asset tracking device for additional product and location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Kenneth F. Schoening
  • Patent number: 11010743
    Abstract: The invention relates to an enabling card as well as a system and method for completing a financial transaction in a P.O.S. terminal comprising: a processor carried by the enabling card for: establishing a connection with a mobile device; receiving secure information from a mobile device and generating a digital signal; a coil carried by the enabling card for generating a magnetic field in response to the digital signal to simulate the swipe of card in the P.O.S. terminal and complete the financial transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: DASHPASS INC.
    Inventors: Alessandro Andriani, Leonardo Covello, Mario Crudo, Bruce Silcoff, Jonathan Silver
  • Patent number: 11004286
    Abstract: An access card issuance system comprising an access card issuance device located at a facility of an organization and a web server is disclosed. The access card issuance system provides a web interface in response to a request from a mobile device, and receives user information identifying a user of the mobile device. The system is also configured to validate the identity of an authorized individual associated with the facility identified by a user of the mobile device, and issue an access card to the user of the mobile device. The access card has indicia printed thereon identifying at least a portion of the user information, and programmable information encoded onto the access card providing access rights to the facility. The system further transmits, to the authorized individual, a message associated with issuance of the access card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Entrust Datacard Corporation
    Inventor: Christophe Biehlmann