Patents Examined by Tae W. Kim
  • Patent number: 11308294
    Abstract: Disclosed is a data reader and method of data reading for an imager with multiple fields of view, including directing a first field of view of the imager along a first path, directing a second field of view of the imager along a second path, and alternately selecting one of the first view or the second view via a view splitting/combining system comprising a rotating mechanism (e.g., a disk), disposed in the view path of the imager, the disk having reflective and transmissive/open portions. The system may include synchronization between rotation of the rotating disk and the imager, one synchronization comprises using a magnet on the rotating disk and a Hall sensor on a printed circuit board beside the rotating disk, the Hall sensor output then being used to synchronize image capture to motor position. Other synchronization methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: DATALOGIC USA, INC.
    Inventors: WenLiang Gao, Alan Shearin
  • Patent number: 11256971
    Abstract: An authentication tag and a method for producing the same are disclosed. For example, the authentication tag includes a substrate, a correlation mark printed on a first part of the substrate, a key printed on the second part of the substrate, wherein a portion of the substrate is transparent, and at least one raised feature is printed on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventors: Dara Lubin, Jason Slack, Ron Edward Dufort, Brian Kroetz
  • Patent number: 11250494
    Abstract: Various systems, methods, and apparatuses are described for locating a patron and delivering an order. One example method may comprise detecting a mobile device of a customer at an establishment. The example method may further comprise determining a location of the mobile device of the customer within the establishment. The example method may further comprise linking the determined location to an order placed by the customer. The example method may further comprise enabling delivery of the order to the customer at the determined location. Similar and related methods, apparatuses, systems, and computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Honza Fedak
  • Patent number: 11238255
    Abstract: The security of a QR code is substantially increased by removing an alignment pattern and/or a position detection pattern from a complete QR code to form an incomplete QR code. A complete QR code can be regenerated from the incomplete QR code with the proper imaging angle to the incomplete QR code. A malicious operator is unlikely to be able to obtain the proper imaging angle and is thereby unable to reconstruct a complete QR code from the incomplete QR code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Jiaheng Wang, Jun Xie
  • Patent number: 11220769
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for labeling a piece of merchandise with a wireless communication device. In addition to a wireless communication device, the merchandise tag includes an associated label made of a washable fabric material. The wireless communication device is incorporated into the label and includes an RFID chip and a slot-loop hybrid antenna, with the antenna including a conductor sheet that defines a slot. The label is secured to a piece of merchandise at a sew line, with the sew line dividing the label into an upper portion and a lower portion. The RFID chip and the slot of the antenna, along with a relatively high conductance piece or portion of the conductor sheet, are positioned within the upper portion of the label, while a relatively low conductance piece or portion of the conductor sheet is positioned within the lower portion of the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Retail Information Services LLC
    Inventor: Ian J. Forster
  • Patent number: 11222497
    Abstract: A money handling system includes a money handling apparatus (for example, a coin handling apparatus (1)) configured to handle money and a placing unit (90) on which the money handling apparatus is placed and provided with an orientation change mechanism for changing an orientation of the money handling apparatus in a horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoaki Kobayashi, Koichi Nishida
  • Patent number: 11200563
    Abstract: Account registration using a contactless card. A payment application executing on a device may receive a request to generate a payment account using a contactless card. The payment application may receive encrypted data from the contactless card and transmit the encrypted data to a server associated with the contactless card. The device may receive a push notification from the server and open an account application associated with the contactless card responsive to selection of the push notification. The account application may receive confirmation to generate the payment account using the contactless card and transmit the confirmation to the server. The device may open the payment application responsive to receiving verification of the encrypted data from the server. The payment application may fill form fields with account data received from the server and generate the payment account using the account data received from the server filled into the form fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Lea Cody, Wayne Lutz, Kaitlin Newman
  • Patent number: 11195181
    Abstract: A method for parameterising a device for performing banking operations in which biometric data of the holder of the device for performing banking operations are used to authenticate the user of the device. The present invention: activates a plurality of commands using identifiers of a standard relating to banking transactions available for effecting commands not predefined by the standard; creates, from an identifier of the standard relating to banking transactions available for effecting commands not predefined by the standard, in the device for performing banking operations, a container able to store reference biometric data of a user of the device for performing banking operations; and stores reference biometric data, using an identifier of the standard relating to banking transactions available for effecting commands not predefined by the standard, in the container of reference biometric data of the user of the device for performing banking operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventors: Raphaël Geslain, Cyrille Pepin, David Daille-Lefevre
  • Patent number: 11188050
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a management method of a processing tool mounted to a processing apparatus. The management method includes an information input step of inputting product type information that indicates a product type and a serial number displayed on the processing tool or a case of the processing tool to the processing apparatus when the processing tool is mounted to the processing apparatus, and a tallying step of counting the number of inputs of the serial number regarding each identical product type and tallying the number of uses regarding each product type from the input information. Order timing of each product type is determined from the number of uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventor: Kazuma Sekiya
  • Patent number: 11176768
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a new action request is received by the data manager from any of the plurality of users and stored in the data store. The data manager provides multiple actions requests to at least some of the plurality of users and, thereafter, receives responses from responsive users. The data manager then stores the responses (optionally, with a time stamp) in the data store in a manner such that the responses are associated with corresponding ones of the responsive users. In response to receiving a request for information regarding the responses, the data manager can generate the requested information, which may comprise aggregated or individual data, and provide such information to a requesting user. The request for information may include geographic boundaries to be used in providing the requested information. In a preferred embodiment, the geographic boundaries may correspond to one or more electoral districts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: VOICE.VOTE SPC
    Inventor: Mark Selleck
  • Patent number: 11166874
    Abstract: A system for packaging an item with an identifier comprises an identifier adder, a labeler, and a packager. The identifier adder adds one or more types of silica-based tags to an item, wherein each type of silica-based tag has a first signature readable using an optical spectroscopic reader. A label is generated based at least in part on reading the one or more types of silica-based tags of the item using the optical spectroscopic reader. The label includes goods info. The packager includes the label on a package, and wherein the packager includes the item in the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: TruTag Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Pearson, Ting Zhou, Timothy Learmonth, Michael P. O'Neill
  • Patent number: 11126907
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an RFID tag assembly, the method comprising: providing a mounting base made of an electrically conductive material; providing a passive mount-on-metal RFID tag, the RFID tag comprising an IC chip and an antenna provided on one side; mounting the RFID tag on the mounting base with said one side of the RFID tag coupled to the mounting base, to form an RFID tag-mounting base sub-assembly; providing a mold tool comprising a mold cavity shaped to form a cover of the RFID tag assembly and locating the RFID tag-mounting base sub-assembly within the mold cavity; and delivering a substantially RF transparent material in a molten state into the void between the mold tool and the RFID tag-mounting base sub-assembly and allowing the material to cool into a solid state to form a cover over the RFID tag-mounting base sub-assembly, such that the mounting base and the cover together encapsulate the RFID tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Spa Track Medical Limited
    Inventor: Martin Stanley Johnson
  • Patent number: 11080738
    Abstract: The systems, methods, and computer readable mediums described herein provide a secure method for a transaction account issuer to issue a digital pass to an existing transaction account holder (e.g., an existing user) that may be shared and/or provided to a prospective transaction account holder (e.g., a new user). The digital pass may be sharable from an existing user's user device to a new user's user device. The systems, methods, and computer readable mediums described herein may also employ an adaptive web design solution to increase application completion rates by capturing minimal viable information from a prospective member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Raghavendra V. Chidella, Hans-Jurgen Greiner, Mallikarj U. Hiremath, Padmaja Kodavanti, Gopinath Kondapally, Simon R. Mableson, Kevin H. Ringger, Kongaraveera Venkata Satya Srinivasu, Ganeshbabu Subramanian, Arun Swamy, Subha Vanavamalai, Undra Viverette
  • Patent number: 11067250
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes: a base; a light emitting element; a light reflective film located on an upper surface of the light emitting element; and a encapsulant. A ratio of a maximum width (Wmax) of the encapsulant with respect to a maximum width of the light emitting element, in a side view, is 2 or more. An outer shape of a part of the encapsulant located within a range of elevation angles that is in a range of 10° to 50° from a center of a mounting region at an upper surface of the base on which the light emitting element is mounted is formed to have a curved surface. A ratio (r/Wmax) of a radius of curvature (r) of the curved surface with respect to the maximum width (Wmax) of the encapsulant, in a side view, is in a range of 0.25 to 0.50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventors: Yuichi Yamada, Motokazu Yamada
  • Patent number: 11037043
    Abstract: A tag assembly is described wherein the tag assembly is affixable to clothing and/or a body and wherein the assembly includes a support sheet; a tag disposed on the support sheet, the tag being configured to transmit a signal to a receiver; and, an expandable spacer structure disposed the support sheet, the expandable spacer structure providing a predetermined spacing between the tag and the body, the expandable spacer being configured to expand from a thin non-expanded state to a expanded state of a predetermined spacer thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: MYLAPS B.V.
    Inventors: Bas Jan Emile Van Rens, Adriaan Klaas Verwoerd, Reinerus Mathijs Willie Gerritsen
  • Patent number: 11037217
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus for displaying proprietary information within a multi-layer quick response code may be disclosed. An individual may use a unique quick response code scanner within a mobile application on a mobile device to read a quick response code affixed to an item or product. Through the mobile application, the quick response code scanner may read information embedded within the quick response code unique to the mobile application. The individual may be linked to content hosted on or accessed via a web portal associated with the mobile application. The individual may then be presented with information accessed from a variety of data sources, including from sources other than the retailer of the item, or with proprietary information unique to the mobile application provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Retail Information Services, LLC
    Inventor: Michael R. Brown
  • Patent number: 11003975
    Abstract: A card-type electronic device capable of suppressing a rise in the temperature of signal lines for high-speed communication requiring impedance control while ensuring sufficient thermal connection and electrical connection. A connector is fixed to a substrate on which electronic components that generate heat are mounted, and includes electrical contacts electrically connected to an external apparatus and a thermal contact thermally connected to the external apparatus. A cutout is formed in the substrate between a portion to which the thermal contact is fixed and a portion to which the electrical contacts are fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Takahiro Akimoto, Tatsuya Hanayama
  • Patent number: 10956857
    Abstract: A method and a system for changing operator display data on a display unit/electronic label located on a carrier in a Surface Mount Technology (SMT) system performing the steps of providing a carrier in the form of a bin or trolley configured to carry a plurality of bin load units, wherein said carrier comprises a display unit/electronic label; receiving or retrieving input data related to said carrier and an ongoing or upcoming SMT job; presenting display data on said display unit/electronic label based on said received input data; and scanning at least one barcode associated with or arranged on said carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Mycronic AB
    Inventor: Nils Jacobsson
  • Patent number: 10928035
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a phosphor plate and a lighting device including the phosphor plate, the phosphor plate according to an embodiment of the present invention has a light incident region on which light generated from a light source is incident and a light emitting region which converts a wavelength of the incident light and then outputs the light, wherein a ratio of a diameter of the light incident region and a diameter of the light emitting region ranges from 1:3 to 1:9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Won Jin Kim, Ju Yeon Won, In Jae Lee
  • Patent number: 10909808
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for conducting a checkless cash access settlement are provided. In one embodiment, a cash advance method includes the following: a customer initiates a cash access transaction via a cash access system; the customer receives authorization or denial; the customer provides identification and the financial card to a cashier or attendant; the cashier or attendant validates the customer's identity, retrieves the transaction information, and completes the cash advance application; the application prints a non-negotiable instrument, such as a transaction receipt; the customer signs the receipt confirming the transaction with a physical receipt or electronic capture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Everi Payments Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Potts, Richard Beer