Patents Examined by Thien T. Mai
  • Patent number: 10318949
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for integrating a mobile payment application with other mobile applications while preventing security exposures. A set of application programming interfaces of mobile applications that may possibly be utilized by a pass created by a mobile payment application is generated in response to receiving an indication that the pass was created. A “pass,” as used herein, refers to a form of mobile payment, such as a gift card. A selection of these application programming interfaces may then be received to interact with the created pass. In this manner, the existing mobile applications are seamlessly integrated with the features of passes. Furthermore, a virtual container is created for the created pass and the selected application programming interfaces to interface with the created pass. By creating such a container, the data to be exposed to the application layer can be controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Todd E. Kaplinger, Gal Shachor, Gregory L. Truty
  • Patent number: 10311425
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for integrating a mobile payment application with other mobile applications while preventing security exposures. A set of application programming interfaces of mobile applications that may possibly be utilized by a pass created by a mobile payment application is generated in response to receiving an indication that the pass was created. A “pass,” as used herein, refers to a form of mobile payment, such as a gift card. A selection of these application programming interfaces may then be received to interact with the created pass. In this manner, the existing mobile applications are seamlessly integrated with the features of passes. Furthermore, a virtual container is created for the created pass and the selected application programming interfaces to interface with the created pass. By creating such a container, the data to be exposed to the application layer can be controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Todd E. Kaplinger, Gal Shachor, Gregory L. Truty
  • Patent number: 10309591
    Abstract: A string LED light including a plurality of LED lights connected to each other by wires which includes a holder, a case, a heat sink received in the case, an LED driver electrically connected to the holder and received in the heat sink, a lampshade and a shell. The holder includes a rib and the case includes a supporting portion and a sliding groove alternatively connected with the supporting portion. The rib slides into the supporting portion from the sliding groove to abut against the supporting portion so that the holder is positioned on the case. The shell passes through the lampshade and the case to connect the shell, the lampshade and the case together. Comparing to a conventional fragile incandescent lamp, an integral configuration without assembly or disassembly and time and effort saving are obtained, the shell protects the lampshade from being crash, and the heat sink improves heat dissipation effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GUANKE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Qing Lan
  • Patent number: 10275696
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, an information encoding method may be provided. The information encoding method may include: receiving information to be encoded; splitting the information into a plurality of subsets; assigning each subset to a frame, so as to determine a plurality of frames; for each subset assigning the subset to a plurality of colors; and sequentially, for each frame of the plurality of frames, displaying the colors assigned for the respective frame and an indicator for the frame on an array of picture elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: RAZER (ASIA-PACIFIC) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Stuart Wells, Anthony P. Casano
  • Patent number: 10260719
    Abstract: A cobra arm enclosure device has a hull, a lid, and features for a light pole and a light fixture to attach thereto. The device has a generally rectangular prismatic form that sheds precipitation and ice. It has a top surface upon the lid, a bottom surface upon the hull, a left side, a right side, a front, and a back. The enclosure has an extension that fits into a light fixture. The back of the enclosure has a receiver that fits upon a light pole arm. The enclosure has a width generally greater than that of the cobra arm. Within the invention, it has a storage capacity for electrical components. The invention is an inline enclosure for direct transmission of electrical power and signaling. The invention serves in a system where a central control operates street lighting across a city.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Labyrinth Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John T. Stegeman, Theodore J. Stegeman
  • Patent number: 10252494
    Abstract: A luminous glazing unit includes a first glass substrate, made of mineral glass and in optical contact with a second glass substrate, a polymer layer, selected from a lamination interlayer, associated with a tinted and/or reflective element, and/or an opaque polymer encapsulation, a porous silica layer, underneath the polymer layer, a light source, optically coupled to the first glass substrate, and a light-extracting device associated with the first glass substrate, a mineral and transparent protective coating made of silica, directly on the porous silica layer and directly underneath the polymer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Matthieu Berard, Brice Dubost, Stéphanie Morlens, Mauricette Rondet
  • Patent number: 10229301
    Abstract: In a method and system for acquiring image data for detection of optical codes located on objects carried by a conveyor system, a conveyor system has an imager that includes a sensor and an optics arrangement disposed with respect to the sensor to direct light from a field of view to the sensor so that the sensor outputs image data. A processor system receives image data. The processor system determines a position of an object in a field of view with respect to the conveyor's direction of travel, based upon the determined position of the object in the field of view, and upon a predetermined distance between the object and the optics, defines a region that bounds the image data at least with respect to the direction of travel, and that encompasses a position the object would have in the image data if the object is at the determined position in the field of view and at the distance from the optics, with respect to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: DATALOGIC IP TECH S.R.L.
    Inventors: Marco Cumoli, Filippo Malaguti, Francesco Piunti
  • Patent number: 10229303
    Abstract: This invention provides a module for a handheld device. The module includes an imager with optics and image acquisition/processing processors that provide high speed acquisition and handling of acquired image data—such as IDs. The acquired image data is processed by the device processor using a module application that resides within the device. The module includes indicators and/or alarms that can indicate success in reading an ID. A subframe removably mounts within the module's main body/frame and carries the device. The subframe can vary to accommodate different devices within a single main body/frame geometry. The main body/frame includes appropriate structures (ports) to enable optical transmission to, for example, cameras and illuminators so that various native functions of the device can be employed as desired. The main body/frame can also house a battery and charging assembly that supplies power to the device and allows charging through-for example and inductive charging unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Cognex Corporation
    Inventors: Carl W. Gerst, III, Kai Fluegge, Mario Joussen, Laurens Nunnink
  • Patent number: 10174907
    Abstract: A lighting device 5 having: a plurality of light sources 7 arranged in a line; each of said light sources 7 having a condenser lens 8 arranged in the optical path 11 of the respective light source 7, wherein said condenser lenses 8 are designed such that light is focused at least in a first plane XZ; at least one cylinder lens 9 in form of a Fresnel lens, arranged in the direction of the optical path behind the condenser lenses 8 wherein said cylinder lens 9 is designed such that light is focused in a second plane YZ, which second plane YZ is arranged traverse to the first plane XZ; and an optical diffuser 10 arranged in the direction of the optical path behind the cylinder lens 9, wherein the optical diffuser 10 is designed such that light is diverged and homogenized in the first plane XZ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: VITRONIC Dr.-Ing. Stein Bildverarbeitungssysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Burghard Hoffmann, Jorg Ramsauer
  • Patent number: 10151459
    Abstract: A holder is provided to support a light emitting diode (LED) array in position. In an embodiment the holder includes a terminal that is insert-molded into a housing. In an alternative embodiment, a terminal can be stitch into a housing and secured with a shield. In the latter embodiment the holder can be configured to provide a desired amount of electrical isolation between the terminal and potential shorting surfaces so as to meet creepage and clearance requirements, thus allowing the use of additional power supplies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Gregory P. Meyer
  • Patent number: 10145520
    Abstract: A light assembly includes at least one power pack, multiple wire units, multiple connection parts and multiple light units. The at least one power pack includes a first sensor and a first locking portion. The wire units each have a first wire and two second connectors. A second connection portion is connected to each of two ends of the first wire, and connected to the first connection portion. The second connectors each are threadedly connected to the first locking portion. Each connection part is between the two wire units. The connection parts each have at least three third connection portions which are connected to the second connectors. The multiple light units are respectively connected to the multiple connection parts. The light units each include a fourth connector and a light part which is connected to the third connection portion by the second wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Yi-Wen Tang
  • Patent number: 10140481
    Abstract: These and other objects of the present invention are achieved in a card reader with a read head positioned in a housing. The read head is configured to be coupled to a mobile device and has a slot for swiping a magnetic stripe of a card. The read head reads data on the magnetic stripe and produces a raw magnetic signal indicative of data stored on the magnetic stripe. A power supply is coupled to wake-up electronics and a microcontroller. An output jack is adapted to be inserted in a port of the mobile device and deliver an output jack signal to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SQUARE, INC.
    Inventors: Kartik Lamba, Amish Babu, Adam David Peter Rothschild, Jack Dorsey, James M. McKelvey
  • Patent number: 10114166
    Abstract: A luminous glazing unit for architectural use or use in furnishings or a system of public transport, includes a first glazing pane, made of organic or mineral glass, of refractive index n1 of at least 1.4 with first and second main faces; a light source, coupled to the first glazing pane; and a light-extracting system including a scattering layer of width of at least 1 cm including scattering dielectric particles bound by a transparent matrix of refractive index n2. The scattering particles are mainly microparticles that are spaced apart from one another and that include a shell made of a transparent dielectric material and making contact with the transparent matrix, the shell surrounding a core of refractive index n3 of at most 1.15 and of largest dimension called D3 in a range extending from 5 ?m to 200 ?m, the microparticles having a largest dimension called D? smaller than 2D3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Mathieu Berard, Brice Dubost
  • Patent number: 10108943
    Abstract: Systems and processes may provide for commerce at a fuel dispenser. In one general aspect, a system and process at a fuel dispenser may have the ability to present a user interface including data regarding at least one merchant remote from the fuel dispenser's fueling facility and to determine if ordering data corresponding to the remote merchant has been received. If ordering data corresponding to the remote merchant has been received, the system and process may have the ability to present a user interface regarding payment data. The system and process may also have the ability to determine if payment data has been received and, if payment data has been received, generate a message regarding the ordering data for a remote merchant computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Wayne Fueling Systems
    Inventor: Daniel C. Harrell
  • Patent number: 10101019
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a portable device including a flexible display panel and having a new structure in which the flexible display panel is easily accepted and withdrawn to be used. In the portable device including a flexible display panel according to the present invention, when a support (40) is rotated using a rotation driving unit (100), a display panel (30) is withdrawn from a case (10) or the display panel (30) is accepted into the case (10). Therefore, the flexible display panel (30) is easily accepted and withdrawn to be used and since there is a feature that the flexible display panel (30) is wound in the form of rolled paper and maintained in a compact size when not used, there is an advantage capable of minimizing the overall size of the portable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Jin Woo Jahng
  • Patent number: 10078176
    Abstract: A planar illumination device includes: a frame including a side wall; a circuit board including a mounted portion arranged on the side wall, and a folded portion folded with respect to the mounted portion; a plurality of point light sources arranged on the mounted portion; a light guiding plate that includes an incoming surface facing the plurality of point light sources and that is accommodated in the frame; and a fixing nail that is formed in the light guiding plate, protrudes from the incoming surface towards a part of the mounted portion where the plurality of point light sources are not arranged and arranges the mounted portion on the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: MINEBEA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shohei Takada, Keito Azumi
  • Patent number: 10061946
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and apparatus for analysis of images of direct part mark identification codes to measure and assess a print quality. Methods to assess the quality of a direct part mark identification code are presented that provide diagnostic information of a code that cannot be assessed using verification methods that require the results of a valid decoding step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: Sateesha Nadabar, Carl W. Gerst, III
  • Patent number: 10051726
    Abstract: A user interface arrangement may include a printed circuit board having a first surface and a second surface, and a light emitting unit. The printed circuit board may include a first non-conductive layer provided with at least one aperture. The light emitting unit may be arranged to emit light through the at least one aperture of the first non-conductive layer in a direction from the second surface to the first surface of the printed circuit board to thereby define an image visible at the first surface of the printed circuit board. Embodiments of an electric apparatus comprising a user interface arrangement, a use of a printed circuit board to provide a user interface arrangement, and a method for visualizing an image on a user interface arrangement are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTROLUX APPLIANCES AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventor: Agne Gustafsson
  • Patent number: 10037496
    Abstract: A numbered ticket information issuing system according to an embodiment includes a numbered ticket information issuing server. The numbered ticket information issuing server includes a numbered ticket information issuing unit and a numbered ticket information transmitting unit. The numbered ticket information issuing unit issues, when receiving, from a wireless terminal, a numbered ticket issue request containing information on a wireless device installed in a shop or a facility that provides a product or a service, numbered ticket information on the shop or the facility corresponding to the numbered ticket issue request. The numbered ticket information transmitting unit transmits the numbered ticket information issued by the numbered ticket information issuing unit to the wireless terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daishi Nakajima, Yuichi Shiga, Naoko Hiraya, Keita Imaeda
  • Patent number: 10027017
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an RF tag comprising a magnetic antenna for transmitting and receiving information using an electromagnetic induction method, and an IC mounted to the magnetic antenna, wherein the magnetic antenna comprises a magnetic core and a plurality of coils formed on the magnetic core; the coils each have an inductance L1 satisfying the specific relational formula, and are connected in parallel to each other in an electric circuit and disposed in series on the magnetic core; and a combined inductance L0 of the magnetic antenna satisfies the specific relational formula. The RF tag of the present invention is used as a magnetic antenna for information communication using a magnetic field component which is capable of satisfying both reduction in size and improvement in communication sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: TODA KOGYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Koujima, Satoshi Ohmae, Tetsuya Kimura, Yoshiro Sato