Patents Examined by Thien M. Le
  • Patent number: 11508200
    Abstract: This banknote processing apparatus has: an upper unit including a depositing unit configured to deposit a banknote in the banknote processing apparatus and a banknote recognition unit configured to recognize the banknote deposited from the depositing unit; and a lower unit including a temporary storage unit configured to temporarily store the banknote recognized by the banknote recognition unit and a banknote storage unit configured to store the banknote stored in the temporary storage unit. Thus, the temporary storage unit is housed in the lower unit, and therefore a user can easily perform maintenance of the temporary storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Yokawa
  • Patent number: 11507766
    Abstract: A method for processing an encoded pattern, a storage medium, and an electronic device are disclosed in this application. An electronic device acquires a first encoded pattern to be recognized, the first encoded pattern being a pattern obtained after predefined information is encoded therein. The electronic device increases resolution of the first encoded pattern through a target model to obtain a second encoded pattern, the target model being obtained through training by using a predetermined third encoded pattern as an input and a predetermined fourth encoded pattern as an output, the third encoded pattern being obtained by decreasing resolution of the fourth encoded pattern, the third and the first encoded patterns being encoded in the same manner. Finally, the electronic device decodes the second encoded pattern using a code recognition module to obtain the predefined information. This application resolves the technical problem that an encoded pattern cannot be accurately recognized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jie Miao, Chen Ran, Dianping Xu, Xiaoyi Jia, Mei Jiang, Yugeng Lin
  • Patent number: 11506911
    Abstract: A variety of applications exploiting the Shapeless language where the geometry of letters is immaterial; their size and proximity deliver their message. These applications span rescue effort, industrial practice, painting, food preparation, authentication of documents, etc. Shapeless language is computer readable and very robust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventor: Gideon Samid
  • Patent number: 11501592
    Abstract: A coin transporting belt comprises a toothed belt with teeth formed on both surfaces of a belt unit, and an engagement member for engaging and transporting a coin attached to the toothed belt. The engagement member comprises: an attachment portion attached to the toothed belt; and a contact portion formed into a linear shape extending in a direction perpendicular to a long-edge direction of the toothed belt. The contact portion is to contact the coin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuo Tanaka, Yusuke Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11501129
    Abstract: An antenna structure comprises an impedance matching part, a first conductive structure and a second conductive structure. The first conductive structure with a first length along a first direction is coupled to a first side of the impedance matching part and has a plurality of first polygon conductive structures, each of which is coupled to each other through a first conductive element. The second conductive structure with a second length along a first direction is coupled to a second side of the impedance matching part and has a plurality of second polygon conductive structures, each of which is coupled to each other through a second conductive element, wherein the second length is larger than the first length. The first and second polygon conductive structures are protrusion toward the second direction. In one embodiment, the antenna structure can be applied on an object having metal housing or liquid contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Securitag Assembly Group Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Kai-Jun Liang
  • Patent number: 11495076
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coin storage unit comprising a housing and multiple coin tubes arranged interchangeably in the housing, wherein locking means are provided for the coin tubes, which are actuatable between a locking position locking the coin tubes against removal from the housing and an unlocking position releasing the coin tubes for removal from the housing, wherein the locking means are arranged between each two adjacent coin tubes in the housing and lock the adjacent coin tubes against removal from the housing in the locking position, and wherein the locking means can only assume the locking position in the state of the adjacent coin tubes inserted completely into the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Crane Payment Innovations Ltd.
    Inventor: Sebastian Cohrs
  • Patent number: 11495876
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems for a modular eyewear antenna assembly, are disclosed. One modular eyewear antenna assembly includes an eyewear housing including a front frame and a pair of eyewear temple arms, wherein a physical size and shape of each of the temple arms is selectable from a plurality eyewear assembly SKU sizes and shapes, a printed circuit board (PCB) including a controller and a radio, wherein the PCB extends along at least one of the temple arms, wherein the PCB has a fixed size that is adapted for placement within one of the temple arms, and a modular antenna structure including a planar antenna, wherein the modular antenna structure interfaces with the PCB for providing a wireless propagation path for the radio, wherein the modular antenna structure has a fixed size that is adapted for placement along with the PCB within one of the temple arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Potens, Ce Zhang, Jennifer Davis-Wilson, Andriy Pletenetskyy, Bruno Cendon Martin, Geng Ye, Peter Eli Renner
  • Patent number: 11495096
    Abstract: An automatic feeder system may include: an input bin configured to store at least one physical request slip; a feeder unit; and a support frame. The feeder unit may include a feed neck operable to automatically obtain a physical request slip from the input bin and convey it out from an outlet of the feed neck. The support frame may support the feeder unit so that the outlet is configured to engage with an input of a retailer system engaged with the automatic feeder system such that conveyance of the physical request slip out from the outlet causes the physical request slip to enter the input of the retailer system and cause the retailer system to generate a physical ticket for the game of chance based on the physical request slip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Jackpocket, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Sullivan, Eric Parker, Thompson Bertron, Anna D. Cardinal, Redza Shah, Drew Eric Walther, Jason Dye, Frank Zeiler
  • Patent number: 11495097
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for radio frequency identification in self-checkout via a first product pathway; a single Radio Frequency Identifier (RFID) antenna, having a first scanning zone aligned with the first product pathway; wherein the first product pathway is configured to: position a first set of objects within the first scanning zone at a first position relative to the single RFID antenna at a first time; and position the first set of object within the first scanning zone at a second position relative to the single RFID, different than the first position, at a second time; and wherein the single RFID antenna is configured to: receive, at the first time, a first set of identifier signals associated with at least some of the first set of objects; and receive, at the second time, a second set of identifier signals associated with at least some of the first set of objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Holdings Corporation
    Inventors: David Steiner, Kimberly Wood
  • Patent number: 11487956
    Abstract: Methods of detecting scan avoidance events when items are passed through a field of view (FOV) of a scanner are disclosed herein. An example method, during a decode session, receiving, at one or more processors of the symbology reader, an image of an object; during a timeout period, detecting, at the one or more processors, an indicia in the image of the object, the indicia having a decodable payload; during the timeout period, attempting to decode the indicia to identify the decodable payload, at the one or more processors; and after the timeout period expires, when at least one portion but less than all portions of the indicia is decodable, determining a potential scan avoidance attempt and generating a scan avoidance alarm signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Abhilash Gururaja, Christopher J. Fjellstad
  • Patent number: 11487961
    Abstract: Provided is an optical code that retains compatibility with existing optical codes and is used for recording information different from the information recorded under prescribed conditions. Also provided are a method and a device for reading the optical code. The optical code includes a plurality of light color modules of a light color and a plurality of dark color modules of a dark color to record first data. At least the light color modules or the dark color modules are made up of a first module and a second module having different reflectance for light of a predetermined wavelength. Second data is recorded in a pattern of the first and second modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignees: DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED, TERRARA CODE RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Teraura
  • Patent number: 11488228
    Abstract: The system disclosed here can detect a counterfeit item by obtain an identifier (ID) of an item from the item and determining whether the ID of the item is authentic by determining whether the ID of the item is compliant with a predetermined rule, such as whether the item is included in a database of valid IDs. Upon determining that the ID of the item is compliant with the predetermined rule, the system can produce a notification that the item is authentic. Upon determining that the ID of the item is not generated by the predetermined rule, the system can produce a notification that the item is counterfeit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Cacotec Corporation
    Inventor: Filip Bajovic
  • Patent number: 11488106
    Abstract: A supply chain management system is provided that includes a label having a first side with an adhesive and a second side with a plurality of information units printed thereon. The plurality of information units are printed in visible ink or invisible ink and the invisible ink is activated by environmental conditions such as temperature or light spectrum. The label is affixed to an object being processed and the visible appearance of one or more information elements originally printed in invisible ink is used for further processing or the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: West Pak Avocado, LLC
    Inventor: Heath Shoup
  • Patent number: 11478096
    Abstract: A dining system includes a serving receptacle, an information processor, and utensil(s). Each utensil has an identifier. Each serving receptacle has a measuring system, for measuring an amount of food on the serving receptacle. Each serving receptacle has a reader for reading the identifier of any of the utensils that is brought to a position in which it can remove food from the serving receptacle. Each serving receptacle has a transmitter, for notifying the information processor of a change in the amount of food on the serving receptacle and of an identified utensil that is in a position in which it can remove food from the serving receptacle at a time of the change in the amount of food on the serving receptacle, and the information processor stores information relating to a total quantity of food removed from the serving receptacle by the identified utensil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Wai Kit Chung, Chi Yu Chen, Weimin Xiao, Zhongchi Luo
  • Patent number: 11482065
    Abstract: A money handling apparatus (for example, a banknote handling apparatus) includes a destination selector configured to select a storage unit where at least one of a counterfeit money and suspect money among the money transported by the transporting unit is to be transported, from the plurality of storage units (for example, each banknote storage unit, each storage/feeding unit, collecting unit, banknote ejecting unit, and the like) and a controller configured to control the transporting unit to transport at least one of the counterfeit money and suspect money to the storage unit selected by the destination selector among the plurality of storage units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: GLORY LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kuroda, Tomohiro Kimura, Hisashi Ishitobi
  • Patent number: 11481596
    Abstract: Smartcards with metal layers manufactured according to various techniques disclosed herein. One or more metal layers of a smartcard stackup may be provided with slits overlapping at least a portion of a module antenna in an associated transponder chip module disposed in the smartcard so that the metal layer functions as a coupling frame. One or more metal layers may be pre-laminated with plastic layers to form a metal core or clad subassembly for a smartcard, and outer printed and/or overlay plastic layers may be laminated to the front and/or back of the metal core. Front and back overlays may be provided. Various constructions of and manufacturing techniques (including temperature, time, and pressure regimes for laminating) for smartcards are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: AmaTech Group Limited
    Inventors: Mustafa Lotya, David Finn, Darren Molloy
  • Patent number: 11475267
    Abstract: A booster antenna for enabling ID information, code information, or the like to be reliably and easily read from an IC card or the like with a portable terminal without bringing the IC card or the like directly close to the portable terminal. The booster antenna includes: an inner coil wound twice into a circular shape; an outer coil surrounding the outer side of the inner coil and wound twice into a rectangular shape; and a terminal-side coil wound four times into a circular shape. One end of the inner and outer coils are electrically connected to each other. The diameter of the inner coil is 93% or more of the short sides of the outer coil. The booster antenna includes a connection cord connecting the other end of the inner coil and one end of the terminal-side coil and electrically connecting the other end of the outer coil and the other end of the terminal-side coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Norimitsu Hirata
  • Patent number: 11477204
    Abstract: One or more graphical user interfaces (GUIs) and/or a console management, modeling, and analysis system is described. In some embodiments, the GUI and/or management system can be used to analyze investment purchases and/or sales. In some embodiments, users may be allowed to enter data used to produce dynamic models. In some embodiments, data may be aggregated from various users and/or sources to provide adaptive, dynamic models and/or projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Shawn Joseph
  • Patent number: 11475728
    Abstract: An open banknote system comprises a first banknote path plate and a second banknote path plate coupled to a frame, wherein the first banknote path plate and the second banknote path plate are disposed a distance apart, a banknote path disposed in a space between the first banknote path plate and the second banknote path plate, wherein each of a first side and a second side of the banknote path open to an area wider than a central portion of the banknote path, and a plurality of rollers each coupled to one of the first banknote path plate and the second banknote path plate, wherein each one of the plurality of rollers forms a banknote pinch point with another one of the plurality of rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Crane Payment Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Evan J. Cost
  • Patent number: 11469892
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for sharing information about a subject without disclosing identification information of the subject includes comparing, by a computer system, a third set of data with a fourth set of data. The third set of data is converted by a transformation from a first set of data. The first set of data comprises identification information of a first subject. The fourth set of data is converted by the transformation from a second set of data. The second set of data comprises identification information of a second subject. The transformation renders the first subject unidentifiable from the third set of data and the second subject unidentifiable from the fourth set of data. The computer-implemented method also determines, by the computer system, that the first subject corresponds to the second subject when the third set of data corresponds to the fourth set of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: AI OASIS, INC.
    Inventors: Yuh-shen Song, Catherine Lew, Alexander Song, Victoria Song