Patents Examined by Toan C Ly
  • Patent number: 10496984
    Abstract: In some implementations, a transaction card may receive transaction data from a transaction terminal based on initiation of a transaction with the transaction terminal; generate a tokenized primary account number, for use with the transaction, based on the transaction data and an actual primary account number of the transaction card; and transmit the tokenized primary account number to the transaction terminal for processing the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: James Zarakas, Tyler Locke
  • Patent number: 10482455
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include methods, systems, and computer-readable media configured to, for example, enable parties conducting transactions to identify a financial institution and payment network for a financial account associated with a pre-provisioned payment token using existing payment protocols. The method may include receiving from a third-party device a request for funding account information that identifies a token that does not identify a financial service provider or a payment network. The method may further include accessing a database to retrieve token information associated with the token, the token information include a link account number that indicates a funding account, a financial service provider associated with the funding account, and a payment network, and user preferences associated with the token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence Douglas
  • Patent number: 10482302
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for decoding codes applied to objects for use with an image sensor that includes a two dimensional field of view (FOV), the method comprising the steps of providing a processor programmed to perform the steps of obtaining an image of the FOV and applying different decode algorithms to code candidates in the obtained image to attempt to decode the code candidates wherein the decode algorithm applied to each candidate is a function of the location of the code candidate in the FOV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Cognex Corporation
    Inventors: James A. Negro, Xiangyun Ye
  • Patent number: 10477619
    Abstract: A firearm includes one or more rails to which accessories may be mounted. The rails provide a communication path over which data may be transferred between the accessories and a processor located in the rails or in the firearm. The processor may cause the data to be sent to another location and may receive other data from other locations to provide a network of intercommunicating firearms that may deployed in a battlefield environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: COLT CANADA IP HOLDING PARTNERSHIP
    Inventors: Warren Downing, David Walter Compton
  • Patent number: 10477618
    Abstract: A networked battle system includes a communication network, a first rifle that includes at least one accessory coupled thereto that determines a bearing of the first rifle and a communication element allowing the at least one accessory to provide bearing information to the communication network. The system also includes a battle management system in communication with the first rifle through the communication network that receives the bearing information from the accessory and updates a battle plan based on the bearing information to form an updated battle plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: COLT CANADA IP HOLDING PARTNERSHIP
    Inventor: Warren Downing
  • Patent number: 10470010
    Abstract: A firearm includes one or more rails to which accessories may be mounted. The rails provide a communication path over which data may be transferred between the accessories and a processor located in the rails or in the firearm. The processor may cause the data to be sent to another location and may receive other data from other locations to provide a network of intercommunicating firearms that may deployed in a battlefield environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: COLT CANADA IP HOLDING PARTNERSHIP
    Inventor: Warren Downing
  • Patent number: 10460573
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to a fixture and method for a fixture (referred to as a Two Way Fixture) displaying and holding objects for sale at a retail store. The two way fixture includes a free-standing frame which is formed by a I-shaped base portion and a U-shaped upright portion. A pair of tempered hardboards are inserted in the middle of the U-shaped upright portion. The two way fixture has shelves and wire racks mounted to the sides of the U-Shaped upright portion. The shelves, I-shaped base portion, and wire racks create a volume allows for the two way fixture to hide or obscure a cash box storing components of a point-of-sale (POS) station while keeping the electronic components live and updated. The two way fixture can surround the pole and the cash box without having to remove the pole or lift the bin over the cash box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Lori Lee Wise, Tricia Mcpherson Hicks
  • Patent number: 10453156
    Abstract: Systems and method of managing incapacity of a customer is provided. The subject innovation can determine when a customer cannot receive financial communications due to incapacity. The determination can be made due to lack of a response from the customer or to account activity indicating the customer may be incapacitated. The innovation can default to a designated person for sending financial communications of the customer upon a determination of incapacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Joe Hattaway, Kourtney Eidam, Michael Thomas Duke
  • Patent number: 10444420
    Abstract: The invention relates to an indirect lighting arrangement (2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5) comprising at least one cylindrical waveguide (4). At least one end (12.1, 12.2) of the cylindrical waveguide (4) is designed to couple light from a first light source (1) into the cylindrical waveguide (4), and the lateral surface (10) of the cylindrical wave guide (4) has a coupling section (6) which is designed to optically couple the cylindrical waveguide (4) to an arrangeable plate-shaped waveguide (16). At least the coupling section (6) has at least one holographic optical element (8) which is designed to emit light from the cylindrical waveguide (4) into the arrangeable plate-shaped waveguide (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Rainer Hagen, Günther Walze, Thomas Fäcke, Friedrich-Karl Bruder, Dennis Hönel, Thomas Rölle, Horst Berneth, Marc-Stephan Weiser
  • Patent number: 10445731
    Abstract: The system facilitates the transmission of account numbers between transaction account issuers, merchants, and consumers. A transaction account issuer may transmit a portion of an account number to a merchant. A consumer may transmit the remainder of the account number to the merchant. The merchant may combine the portion of the account number received from the transaction account issuer and the remainder received from the consumer. The transaction account issuer may transmit the full account number to the merchant in a usable format. The merchant may transmit an authorization request for a transaction to the transaction account issuer including the full account number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL RELATED SERVICES COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Sarah C. Dodds-Brown, Anwesa Paul
  • Patent number: 10436408
    Abstract: A lighting device, which may be employed e.g. as a retrofit bulb for vehicle lamps, includes a light radiation source, e.g. a LED source, and a beam-narrowing optical system facing the light radiation source, for propagating a narrowed light radiation beam of the same source along a longitudinal axis of the device. Arranged distally of the beam-narrowing optical system along said longitudinal axis, there is moreover provided a cascaded arrangement of: a light-condensing lens, a light-driving lens, a filament-like body including annular reflective surfaces extending around the longitudinal axis and exposed to light radiation from the light radiation source propagated through the light-condensing lens and the light-driving lens, a distal mirror member having a reflective surface facing towards the filament-like body, to reflect light radiation towards annular reflective surfaces in said plurality of annular reflective surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Nicola Schiccheri, Alessandro Bizzotto, Marco Munarin
  • Patent number: 10430623
    Abstract: RFID readers such as synthesized-beam readers may be used to track RFID tags of interest. When a tag of interest is detected, a reader may choose to keep the tag of interest from entering a quiet state, which a detected tag may normally enter. Subsequently, the tag of interest can respond more frequently than a tag in the quiet state, allowing the reader to track any movement of the tag of interest and determine a tag trajectory. The reader may further use the determined trajectory to cooperatively-power the tag of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Impinj, Inc.
    Inventors: Alberto Pesavento, Christopher J. Diorio, Matthew Robshaw
  • Patent number: 10430781
    Abstract: A first device may be used to complete a transaction by receiving information for completing a transaction between a first entity associated with the first device and a second entity associated with a second device, causing a payment to be made to the second entity by communicating with a third device via a communications network, receiving an encrypted payment confirmation from the third device, and providing the encrypted payment confirmation to the second device, thereby completing the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Abdolreza Behjat
  • Patent number: 10423812
    Abstract: A tag reader includes: a phase calculation section that sequentially calculates a phase of a reception wave; a phase difference calculation section that calculates a phase difference as a difference of phases calculated at two time points; and a tag angle calculation section that calculates a tag angle between a straight line connecting an antenna and the wireless tag and a line on which the wireless tag is moving. The phase difference calculation section calculates two values of the phase difference. The tag angle calculation section calculates a first tag angle and a second tag angle. The tag reader comprises a tag distance calculation section that calculates an antenna-tag minimum distance as a minimum distance from the line to the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kohei Enomoto, Masayuki Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10410021
    Abstract: A card reader includes a digital connector such as a Universal Serial Bus (USB) plug or an Apple® Lightning® plug. The digital connector includes a corresponding connector interface, which provides voltage to at least a card reader interface and an integrated circuit (IC) of the card reader. The card reader interface outputs an analog transaction information signal upon reading the card. The IC generates a digital version of the analog transaction information signal, encrypts the digital version, converts that into an analog audio signal. The audio signal can then be sent to the connector interface, which converts it into a digital signal such as a USB or Apple® Lightning® signal that is sent by the digital connector to a mobile device. Alternately, the audio signal can be sent to a microcontroller that converts the audio signal to a digital format such as USB, and then to the digital connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SQUARE, INC.
    Inventors: Mani Razaghi, Joseph Laucks, Jeremy Martin
  • Patent number: 10410027
    Abstract: A method and data processing device for detecting and tracking objects in a space. The method includes transmitting an inquiry signal that traverses into the space, which is behind a physical barrier and is pre-configured with a plurality of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. The method includes monitoring for a corresponding response signal. In response to not detecting the corresponding response signal, an RFID reader module transmits a second signal. The method includes monitoring for and recording a RFID response signal, which is generated in response to the second signal impinging on the RFID tag and one or more objects in the space. The method includes extracting a reflection signal from the response signal to determine the presence of an unknown object. The method includes tracking the unknown object within the space, and providing more specific position data of the unknown object to a display of an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Miao Song, Yunming Wang, Vivek Tyagi, Nikhil Ambha Madhusudhana
  • Patent number: 10402606
    Abstract: An RFID data management device includes an RFID data acquisition unit acquiring RFID management data including identification information of an RFID, a relevant data acquisition unit acquiring RFID relevant data including a use start date of the RFID, and a remaining time calculation unit calculating a remaining data guarantee time of the RFID using a data guarantee period dependent on the identification information and the environmental temperature of the RFID, and the environmental temperature. The remaining time calculation unit calculates the remaining time using an environmental temperature in a first period from a manufacturing date of the RFID to a use start timing, a data guarantee period according to the environmental temperature in the first period, an environmental temperature in a second period from the use start timing to a timing of confirmation, and a data guarantee period according to the environmental temperature in the second period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Sato, Koji Takatori, Hidekatsu Nogami, Ryo Ikeuchi, Takema Sato
  • Patent number: 10402709
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods provide direct digitization and encoding of a parameter to be sensed or measured. Digitized readings are encoded into binary bits, which are acquired and handled by digital devices. An all-digital sensing device can be implemented in passive, active, or semi-passive forms, and in some embodiments includes a transducer, digitizer/encoder, reader, and transmitter. A transducer converts the parameter to be measured into a digitizable quantity, based on such as mechanical deformation, dielectric properties, or electromagnetic wave or acoustic-wave properties. A piezoelectric material transducer converts stress/pressure into resistance or voltage. A fiber-optic interferometer transducer converts pressure/temperature/PH into irradiation amplitude or wavelength shift in spectrum domain. Encoded binary or quasi-binary states are identified by a reader. Binary states have resolutions arranged according to a 2N format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Clemson University
    Inventors: Hai Xiao, Wenge Zhu
  • Patent number: 10395224
    Abstract: A financial device includes a medium depositing and withdrawing module having a medium receiving space to receive a medium, a discrimination module to discriminate the medium, a temporary stacking module to temporarily stack the medium, a medium storage unit to store at least one of media to be deposited and withdrawn, which are accepted into the medium receiving space, and a transfer module to guide a medium to the medium storage unit and a medium discharged from the medium storage unit. A portion of the transfer module can be changed or replaced to install or remove an additional function module which performs at least one function of a replenishment function to replenish a medium to the medium storage unit and a collection function to collect a medium from the medium storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ATEC AP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hak Kyum Kim, Seung Gill Baek
  • Patent number: 10387925
    Abstract: The disclosed technology improves the process of generating recommended prices for retail products by optimizing revenue and profit while complying with a set of business rules by assigning a monetary value to each business rule. Then for each decision price that violates a business rule constraint, a penalty value is added to the monetary value. If the monetary value including the penalty is better than an original monetary value, the decision price is included in the recommended prices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Clear Demand, Inc.
    Inventor: Adam N. Rosenberg