Patents Examined by Tuyen K Vo
  • Patent number: 10049315
    Abstract: A payment card may include a read sensor configured to detect a reading of the payment card by a card reader. In particular, the payment card may include a controller or a processor configured to count a number of times the payment card is read by other card readers. The payment card may implement card security measures based on the number of reads detected by the read sensor. The payment card may further include a magnetic stripe emulator configured to emulate signal patterns of a magnetic stripe when the magnetic stripe is read by a card reader. The controller may disable the magnetic stripe emulator when the number of reads detected by the read sensor exceeds a predetermined number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Geoffrey W. Chatterton, Anupam Pahuja
  • Patent number: 10036943
    Abstract: A light source device includes a first light-source unit, a second light-source unit, and a third light-source unit emitting light of spectra different from each other. Each of the first through third light-source units includes a heat dissipator and a light source. The light source includes a light emitting device. The heat dissipators of the first through third light-source units are disposed in an ascending order of values of T/Q of the first through third light-source units, in a direction of cooling air flow. “Q” represents a heat generation amount from the light source of each of the first through third light-source units, when the light sources are driven to obtain predetermined light intensity and lifespan. “T” represents a preset, upper-limit temperature for the light emitting device of each of the first through third light-source units to obtain the predetermined light intensity and lifespan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takehiro Nishimori, Tetsuya Fujioka, Yasunari Mikutsu, Hideo Kanai, Satoshi Tsuchiya, Jun Mashimo
  • Patent number: 10026031
    Abstract: Techniques for checking into a retail establishment are provided. A retailer provides a substrate having a magnetic-field encoded tag. A consumer waves the consumer's device over the tag to electronically capture the magnetic-field encoded tag. The consumer's device is used to communicate the tag to a retailer to validate that the consumer is physically present and now checked into the retail establishment of the retailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Cain Finley, Bisser G. Paskalev
  • Patent number: 10026025
    Abstract: A card reader may include a fixed body having a card moving passage, a pulling-out prevention member supported by the fixed body and structured to turn between a closing position and an open position, and structured to prevent pulling-out of the card at the closing position, a first urging member which urges the pulling-out prevention member toward the closing position, a lock member to prevent turning of the pulling-out prevention member toward the open position, and a lock member drive mechanism. The lock member may be driven by the lock member drive mechanism and swung so as to be switched from one of an unlocking attitude permitting turning of the pulling-out prevention member toward the open position and a locking attitude interfering with the pulling-out prevention member and preventing turning of the pulling-out prevention member toward the open position to the other of the unlocking attitude and the locking attitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Aiyoshi, Toshio Tatai
  • Patent number: 10019694
    Abstract: An inventory tracking system to determine the location of an article labeled with an RFID tag in a pocket of a container having a plurality of pockets. The system includes an antenna device that transmits a radiation beam into a pocket to read data from tagged articles. The antenna device includes a first antenna that transmits a beam at the pocket and a second antenna co-located with the first antenna. The second antenna transmits a beam with a predetermined null area oriented to overlap the first antenna's beam at the pocket. In another embodiment, the antenna device includes an antenna that transmits a beam through an antenna gateway device having openings switchable to operable or inoperable states aligned with each pocket. An RFID reader receives the read data from responding tagged articles, and a processor uses the read data to determine whether an article is in a particular pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: MEPS Real-Time, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul M. Elizondo, II
  • Patent number: 10013648
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for fabricating an electronic device comprising an electronic/electrical circuit, wherein it comprises the following steps: formation of a support-body comprising a battery inside; making of a cavity emerging on the surface of the support-body, said cavity revealing connection terminals of the battery; connection of an electronic/electrical circuit to the battery via the terminals situated in said cavity; exchanging of data in the electronic/electrical circuit by electrical contact. The invention also relates to the corresponding electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GEMALTO SA
    Inventors: Frédéric Depoutot, François Dauphin
  • Patent number: 10012377
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed. The display device includes a display panel, a rear case positioned in a rear of the display panel, and of which a back surface is exposed to the outside, a backlight unit positioned between the display panel and the rear case and providing the display panel with light, a plurality of ribs extended from a front surface of the rear case and contacting at least a portion of the backlight unit, a boss forwardly extended from the front surface of the rear case, and a controller positioned between the backlight unit and the rear case and coupled with the boss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Jinun Coo
  • Patent number: 10007826
    Abstract: Software on an image-capturing device iteratively captures a visual code in a series of visual codes displayed in a repeating progression on a screen of a mobile device. The visual code was generated from a display block that resulted from a partition of an original data file into a series of display blocks of at least a specified size. The software converts the visual code back into a display block and reads a header for the display block, discarding the display block if it has already been captured, as determined by the ordered identifying block number in a header. The software stops the iterative capturing when all of the display blocks in the series have been captured, as determined by the count in the header and coalesces the captured display blocks into the original data file, using an order determined by the ordered identifying block numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: ShoCard, Inc.
    Inventors: Armin Ebrahimi, Gaurav Khot
  • Patent number: 10007875
    Abstract: A point-of-sale security activation card is provided. The card includes first and second card panels, a security element selectively interposed between the card panels, and machine readable content carried by either or both of the card panels. An inside panel surface of the first card panel is characterized by a revealable information field comprised of revealable information. The second card panel includes a tab, the tab overlying an end portion of the revealable information field of the first card panel. The security element includes a body, and a head extending therefrom. The head underlies the tab of the second card panel, the body overlying a substantial portion of the revealable information and intersecting with the machine readable content. Manipulation of the tab in furtherance of revealing the revealable information results in corruption of the machine readable content by the security element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: The Meyers Printing Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timm R. Anderson, Matthew J. Evers, Bryce A. C. Loney, David P. McConnon, Kent A. Madson, Michael Charles Pollock, Gregg R. Temple, James R. Meis
  • Patent number: 10002276
    Abstract: A bar code reader device (10) having a bar code reader apparatus (12) with: a) a light emitter system (14); b) a light recovery system (28) capable of recovering light reflected from a working viewing zone through a reflected light conditioning system (30); and c) a photoelectric sensor. The device (10) includes an auxiliary optical system (36) that is arranged permanently in the working viewing zone at a distance from the sensor (26) and in series with the reflected light conditioning system (30) in such a manner that a fraction, but not all, of the working viewing zone is intercepted by the auxiliary optical system (36).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: BIOMERIEUX
    Inventors: Luca Orati, Veronica Lucia Rossi
  • Patent number: 9997027
    Abstract: A cash handling device having at least one processor, a communication interface, an item accepting device, an item dispensing device, an internal currency scanning system, an internal currency transport system, one or more currency storage cartridges, and a memory may receive, from a user, a request to perform a deposit transaction. Based on receiving the request to perform the deposit transaction, the cash handling device may receive at least one deposit item for deposit. Subsequently, the cash handling device may validate the at least one deposit item received for deposit. Based on validating the at least one deposit item received for deposit, the cash handling device may generate a deposit transaction record that includes information directing a banking server to apply a provisional credit to a treasury account associated with the user. Subsequently, the cash handling device may send the deposit transaction record to the banking server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Joan C. Brancaccio
  • Patent number: 9984320
    Abstract: A multi-smartcard may include: a support; a touchscreen disposed on the support configured to receive an input operation from a user including a first input operation and a second input operation; and a processor configured to generate a first user interface (UI) of card information corresponding to the input operation applied to the touchscreen and instruct the touch screen to display the first UI, and to receive the first and second input operations, wherein the processor is configured to change the card category in response to receiving the first input operation and change the card type in response to receiving the second input operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Brilliantts Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Hun Bae, Jae Ho Bae, Byung Chul Jung
  • Patent number: 9979558
    Abstract: Network and device configuration systems and methods are described. In an embodiment, a first user interface configured to receive from a user configuration information regarding a first network provided. Program code stored in computer accessible memory is configured to generate a barcode that includes information related to the first network configuration information, wherein the barcode can be scanned by a device having a barcode scanner and a network interface to configure the network interface to access the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventors: Fabio Zsigmond, Sion Elie Douer, Geraldo Yoshizawa, Frederico Wagner
  • Patent number: 9964382
    Abstract: A target acquisition device and a system thereof called ArmConnect™ are disclosed. The target acquisition device of the present invention comprises an optical module, an image sensor, a compass, an acceleration sensor, an accessory connector, a display and a sight control circuit. The target acquisition system of the present invention comprises a target acquisition device, a range finder and a mobile device, wherein the target acquisition device further comprises a wireless transmission module for connecting to the mobile device. The range finder is connected to the target acquisition device by the accessory connector. Some assistant devices, such as a remote control, a weather station, a night vision, a recorder, a camera and etc., can also be connected to the target acquisition device for providing supports to make the ammunition hit the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: George Stantchev
    Inventor: George Stantchev
  • Patent number: 9965762
    Abstract: Systems, methods and IC card devices are described for updating parameters such as unblocking or blocking or re-blocking an application on an IC card device whereby an integrated circuit card device gets issued with one or more active applications and optionally one or more dormant applications. Post issuance, triggered by a cardholder action when using a primary application, the issuer will send a command, e.g. in the form of a script to the card that will update parameters of another application, e.g. to ‘wake up’ the or each dormant application. An on-card mechanism is provided for the deblocking of the dormant application while the primary application is active. For any further transactions performed with the card, the cardholder will be offered a choice between the unblocked applications on the card. Optionally the oncard mechanism can also block or re-block an application or perform other actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventor: Patrick Mestré
  • Patent number: 9965761
    Abstract: Described are apparatus and methods for providing secure identification, payment processing and/or signing using a gesture-based input device without biometrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: NOD, INC.
    Inventors: Anusankar Elangovan, Subash R. Patel
  • Patent number: 9953255
    Abstract: Advanced loyalty applications are provided to improve the functionality of cards and devices. For example, a user interface may be placed on a card (e.g., a physical button) or a telephonic device (e.g., a virtual button on a capacitive touch screen). Manual input provided to this user interface may, for example, cause a non-merchant product (e.g., insurance) to be purchased with a merchant purchase. The product can be paid for with debit, credit, gift card balance, or points. A code indicative of a user's desire to purchase the product may be communicated to a payment card reader (e.g., to a magnetic stripe reader via a magnetic stripe communications device). A display may be provided next to a button to allow a user to scroll, or toggle by pressing the button repeatedly, through different products (which may be merchant or non-merchant products).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: DYNAMICS INC.
    Inventors: Philip W. Yen, Jeffrey D. Mullen
  • Patent number: 9946010
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel including a first pixel, a second pixel, a third pixel, and a fourth pixel, and a backlight unit including a first light source emitting a first light and a second light source emitting a second light, the first, second, third, and fourth pixels including respective light control layers and including respective light converting units, the light converting units respectively receiving the first light from the backlight unit through the light control layers of the first, second, and third pixels and converting the received first light into light having different wavelengths, the fourth pixel including a light transmitting unit receiving the second light from the backlight unit through the light control layer of the fourth pixel and transmitting the received second light therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventors: Heekwang Song, Yonghoon Kwon, Junghyun Kim, Seokhyun Nam, Hosik Shin, Juyoung Yoon
  • Patent number: 9940555
    Abstract: An RFID label processing system for processing base webs comprises a conveyor device configured to feed a base web along a predetermined conveyor path. The base web includes a sequence of processing segments, with each processing segment forming an RFID label. The processing system further comprises at least two processing modules which are arranged adjacent to the conveyor path, wherein the processing modules are spaced apart by a variable distance. At least one sensor module is configured to determine the position of the processing segments on the base web along the predetermined conveyor path and to output a segment position signal, so that a positioning module that is coupled to at least one of the processing modules and the sensor module may be configured to displace the at least one of the processing modules along the predetermined conveyor path depending on the value of the segment position signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: TEXTILMA AG
    Inventor: Beat Kofel
  • Patent number: 9934415
    Abstract: A portable reader for performing an operation on an integrated circuit (IC) such as a printed memory. The portable reader comprises a body and a transparent head. The head is sufficiently transparent that the IC is visible through the transparent head. By detecting the IC through the transparent head, the portable reader may be aligned with the IC, and a contact module on the portable reader may be aligned and electrically coupled with contact pads on the IC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Fowler, Michael A. Doody