Patents Examined by Tabitha Chedekel
  • Patent number: 9779409
    Abstract: Methods for tracking mobile devices with increased accuracy include generating a first time-dependent identifier. Generating the first time-dependent identifier includes device information, location information, and time information identified for the device and for a request by the device to visit a third-party content supplier in association with a redirection instruction. One or more embodiments monitor additional activity by a plurality of client devices for a second time-dependent identifier. Because both identifiers are time dependent, if the identifiers match, one or more embodiments can determine that the client device has performed an action at the third-party content supplier in association with the redirection instruction with an improved probability of accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventors: Peter R. Fransen, Jonathan R. Gale, Andrew H. VanWagoner
  • Patent number: 9753687
    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: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventor: John Cronin
  • Patent number: 9734442
    Abstract: A security feature and a method for creating a barcode are disclosed. Data is concatenating to be represented in the barcode. The concatenated data is partitioned into n-bit segments. The formatted data is encoded by assigning a respective code to each n-bit segment. The barcode is created using the encoded data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Eric William Zwirner, John B. Holz
  • Patent number: 9734376
    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: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventor: Sateesha Nadabar
  • Patent number: 9727768
    Abstract: A method of operating an indicia reader includes reading at least one indicia, the indicia having an encoded executable software program; storing the encoded executable software program into memory of the indicia reader; and running the encoded executable software program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Williams
  • Patent number: 9727813
    Abstract: A card is provided, such as a credit card or security card, that may transmit information to a magnetic stripe reader via a magnetic emulator. The emulator may transmit the information in order to reduce the amount of circuitry needed to emulate a particular block of information. Additionally, for example, one or more buttons may be included on the card. Buttons may be includes, for example, to provide a control interface to navigate through various options of the card. Additionally, coding schemes may be selected via buttons. Furthermore, a card may be locked until a private number is entered into a card or a number may only be generated (e.g., displayed and/or emulated) once a particular private number is entered into a card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: DYNAMICS INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Mullen, Will Reutzel
  • Patent number: 9721241
    Abstract: A document handler system and method includes timed operation functionality in which the manufacturer of the document handler may input coded information in the document handler to establish a timed operation of the document handler which may be contingent on continued payments for use of the document handler. Alternatively, or in addition, the timed operation may be used to establish an appropriate warranty period during which the manufacturer is obligated to provide repairs, modification and/or support for the document handler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: JCM American Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Henderson, Bryan Allen Wilcutt, Mark Adams, David Christopher Kubajak, Steven Johnson
  • Patent number: 9710979
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for facilitating ticket exchange by validating ticket authenticity. Images of the barcodes of tickets are captured and decoded so that the encoded ticket information may be analyzed. Encoded ticket information is compared to event ticket information stored in a ticketing database, and the result is transmitted to prospective buyers to ensure authenticity and establish confidence in the sale. Tickets may also be pre-validated by ticket holders or designated sellers of ticketing companies, who are located near the event venue. Buyers interested in purchasing tickets may locate pre-validated tickets using GPS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Motio, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Lynn Moore, Jr., Edward Kaplonski
  • Patent number: 9704088
    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: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: DYNAMICS INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Mullen, David Lambeth, Bruce Cloutier
  • Patent number: 9658763
    Abstract: An apparatus that operates to cause financial transfers responsive to data read from data bearing records includes at least one processor that is in operative connection with a card reader and a touch screen display. The at least one processor causes the machine to operate to read card data from a user card, and to cause a determination that the read card data corresponds to an authorized financial account. Data corresponding to a user input character is resolved by the at least one processor responsive to contact with the touch screen display input surface, which may not include any visible output indicia that corresponds to the input character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael J. Harty, Randall Jenkins, Tim Crews, Natarajan Ramachandran
  • Patent number: 9639796
    Abstract: A payment card (e.g., credit and/or debit card) is provided with a magnetic emulator operable to act as a magnetic stripe read-head detector and a data transmitter. A multiple layer flexible PCB may be fabricated to include multiple magnetic emulators. An emulator may include a coil that includes magnetic, ferromagnetic, or ferromagnetic, material in the coil's interior. Coils may be associated with zones. As a read-head is detected to move from zone-to-zone, coils may be activated to transmit information in those zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: DYNAMICS INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey David Mullen, David Lambeth, Bruce Cloutier
  • Patent number: 9626665
    Abstract: A system and method for performing transactions uses a plurality of tokens for retail sale, each token representing a send transaction. A computer system is connectable to receive data representing a send transaction identifier of at least one token and the computer system presents to the sender a completion interface that includes fields for receiving send transaction information comprising sender identification information, recipient identification information and options related to the transfer. In response to receipt of sufficient information entered at the completion interface, a memory stores an active, funded send transaction record in the computer system including the options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventors: Richard T. Meszaros, Eric James Sander, Yassir Zouiten
  • Patent number: 9621498
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed, by which side information is facilitated to be inserted or modified in a multimedia content using an optically readable code. The present invention includes the steps of acquiring an image, acquiring side information on the acquired image, converting the acquired side information to an optically readable digital code, and saving the digital code and the image in a manner of linking the digital code and the image to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: Kyuseok Kim
  • Patent number: 9619838
    Abstract: A system for object tracking may comprise a system for displaying consumer account information on a wireless device comprising at least one subsystem that receives transaction information regarding a purchase of the consumer, at least one subsystem that sends selected transaction information regarding the transaction to a wireless device, and at least one subsystem that displays on the wireless device account information based on the sent selected transaction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventor: Billie J. West
  • Patent number: 9607127
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for providing a set of symbols uniquely distinguishing an organism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventor: Jan Jaap Nietfeld
  • Patent number: 9608307
    Abstract: A semiconductor substrate-based system for an RFID device, in particular an RFID transponder, having a semiconductor substrate and an electronic circuit system which is structured on the semiconductor substrate is provided. The semiconductor substrate-based system also has a thin-layer battery, likewise structured on the semiconductor substrate, for supplying power to the RFID device. Moreover, an RFID device having a corresponding semiconductor substrate-based system, and a method for manufacturing a corresponding semiconductor substrate-based system are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventors: Tjalf Pirk, Andreas Krauss, Laura Bohne, Janpeter Wolff
  • Patent number: 9594873
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a framework for facilitating a medical emergency workflow. In accordance with one aspect, a code cart is paired with a computer system. The code cart may include tracking tags attached to the code cart and cart items. The computer system may include a data collector for scanning the tracking tags and an application. The application may be executable by a processor to perform steps including receiving, from the data collector, information associated with the code cart and one or more selected cart items, and updating a medical emergency record based at least in part on the received information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan Mark Portnoy
  • Patent number: 9582793
    Abstract: A method for conducting a purchase transaction using a wireless communication device, includes: receiving from a mobile application module executing on a wireless communication device instructions to initiate a purchase transaction by a server application; verifying and authorizing the mobile application module by the server application; receiving from the mobile application module identification information about an item to be purchased to the server application; retrieving via the server application at least one of price and product information based on the identification information; and completing the purchase transaction by automatically electronically debiting a user account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: CERTEFI, INC.
    Inventor: Peter John Bostwick
  • Patent number: 9569718
    Abstract: A metal card or a hybrid metal-plastic includes an acrylic resin protective clear-coat layer and/or a “hard” nano-particle top-coat layer overlying any exposed metal surface in order to insulate the metal and reduce the likelihood of an electrostatic discharge (ESD) or a short circuit condition. In a particular embodiment the “hard” nano-particle top-coat layer overlies the clear coat layer. The dual stage protective layers which include a clear-coat layer and a top-coat ensure that the problem associated with an ESD and/or a short circuit condition is minimized. In addition, the dual stage protection imparted to a card by forming a clear-coat layer and a top-coat layer ensures that any card surface treatment or card decoration is protected over time from excessive wear or scratching due to use in conjunction with a POS device and/or handling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: COMPOSECURE, LLC
    Inventor: John Herslow
  • Patent number: 9569937
    Abstract: A machine (10) is operative to carry out financial transfers responsive to data included on data bearing records including user cards. The machine includes a user interface (15) including a display (24). The user interface includes a card reader (16) which is operative to read data on user cards which identify at least one of user and a user's financial accounts. Records of the financial transfers are provided by a printer (30). A touch screen display module (608) is operative to securely receive manual inputs and/or card data. The touch screen display module includes a contact surface that can be electronically contoured to provide outputs that can be perceived through finger contact with the contact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Diebold Self-Service Systems division of Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Randall Jenkins, Tim Crews, Natarajan Ramachandran, Joseph Hartman, Raymond P. Motz, Anne E. Konecny, Klaus Steinbach