Patents Examined by Tuyen K Vo
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 9934317
    Abstract: An electronic audio product supports transmit-receive of an audio information signal of an interactive interconnected system comprising an electronic reading device and an electronic transmitter-receiver. The audio information signal is formed by associated data and audio data. The associated data is a preset Uniform Resource Identifier. The electronic transmitter-receiver is provided with an associated data reception circuit, an associated data transmission circuit and a central processing unit (with memory).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: Yimwai Yau
  • Patent number: 9933128
    Abstract: A lamp apparatus for an automobile, including: first and second light sources each generating light; and a light guide fully reflecting the light generated by the first light source and the light generated by the second light source and emitting the fully reflected light forward. The light guide includes: a first guide unit with first patterns fully reflecting the light generated by the first light source forward, a second guide unit with second patterns fully reflecting the light generated by the second light source forward, and a third guide unit coupled to the first and second light sources, extending from one end of the first guide unit and one end of the second guide unit, and disposing the first guide unit and the second guide unit orthogonally to each other. The first and second patterns are formed in the third guide unit to cross each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sang Min Ah
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9928481
    Abstract: In some examples, a reader system is provided for managing inventory items in an inventory system. The reader system may be configured to read tags associated with items stowed in an inventory holder. The inventory holder may be detachably coupled to a mobile drive unit. The mobile drive unit may move the inventory holder to a first position near an antenna of the reader system and the tags may begin to be read. While reading or at other times in the reading process, the mobile drive unit may move the inventory holder relative to the antenna. The identified tags may be compared to a manifest list of items expected to be stowed in the inventory holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Scott Russell, Thomas Matthew Ryle, Wesley Scott Lauka, Jonathan David Phillips, James Hollis Wood
  • Patent number: 9928455
    Abstract: Containers for a foodstuff or beverage preparation machine that includes beverage or foodstuff preparation material and a code encoding preparation information are disclosed. Beverage or foodstuff preparation machines and systems that can be utilized with the container are also disclosed. Methods of producing and using the containers, machines, and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Marc Flick
  • Patent number: 9927564
    Abstract: A light guide plate comprises a light guide plate body having a first light emitting surface, a second light emitting surface which is opposite to the first light emitting surface, and a plurality of side surfaces which connect the first light emitting surface and the second light emitting surface. The light guide plate further comprises a plurality of phosphor grid dots arranged on the first light emitting surface and a reflection layer arranged on each of the phosphor grid dots. The phosphor grid dots are capable of generating excitation light after being irradiated by light from a light source. The reflection layer is configured to reflect the excitation light of the phosphor grid dots to the light guide plate body. Embodiments of the present disclosure also provide a front light source module, a display module and a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shang Wang
  • Patent number: 9921034
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sight device (1), in particular a reflector sight or telescopic sight, which sight device has a lighting apparatus (2) for producing or illuminating a target mark, wherein the lighting apparatus (2) comprises an light guide (3) made of photoluminescent, in particular fluorescent material and a radioluminescent light source (7) coupled to the light guide (3), wherein the light guide (3) is designed to receive ambient light and convert said ambient light into photoluminescence light along at least one segment (4) of the longitudinal extent of the light guide, and wherein the absorption spectrum (10) of the photoluminescent material of the light guide (3) and the emission spectrum (9) of the radioluminescent light source (7) in the visible range can both be characterized by a spectral bandwidth and a center wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: MB-Microtec AG
    Inventors: Daniel Jakob, Hannes Kind
  • Patent number: 9922306
    Abstract: In some examples, a mobile reading device is provided. The mobile reading device may include an movement device and a reader device. The reader device may be configured to read, via one or more antennas, identifying tags associated with items. The one or more antennas may be included as part of the mobile reading device, within a holder structure, or in some other structure or device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Scott Russell, Thomas Matthew Ryle, Jonathan David Phillips, Justin David Kelly, Wesley Scott Lauka, William R. Hazlewood
  • Patent number: 9922225
    Abstract: Cloud-based authentication is provided for additional user stations of a user once a trusted user station has been established. Responsive to a match in a common QR-code received from the trusted user station and a second user station, one or more access points associated with the user is identified. The second station is associated with the user and with the one or more access points including sending credentials for authorizing the second station with the one or more access points. When a subsequent request for network access from the second station at the one or more access points, Wi-Fi services are automatically provided from the one of more access points to the second user station, without requiring the second user station to enter authentication credentials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: CLOUDMONDO, INC.
    Inventor: Bojan Likar
  • Patent number: 9922507
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, devices, methods, and software for self-learning suppression of secondary barcodes. One such embodiment, in the form of a method, includes receiving barcode data read by a barcode scanning device and determining whether the barcode data is stored in a local database. In such embodiments, when the barcode data is not stored in the local database, the method sends the barcode data to a transaction processing system. Otherwise, when the barcode data is stored in the local database, the method includes executing at least one function associated with the barcode data stored in the local database, such as ignoring the barcode data and causing a barcode reading device to search for another barcode to read.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: John Crooks
  • Patent number: 9909726
    Abstract: A battery life extender (12) for a portable lighting device (10) employs a reconfigurable mechanism operable to selectively electrically isolate one or more batteries (20) from a circuit having a parasitic power drain. For example, a lighting device (10) includes a light generating element (14), at least one battery (20), a user operated switch (16) configured to control delivery of electrical power from the at least one battery (20) to the light generating element (14), and a housing assembly (18) supporting the at least one battery (20) and the light generating element (14). The user operated switch (16) can impart a parasitic power drain. The housing assembly (18) is reconfigurable to: (a) a first configuration in which the user operated switch (16) is electrically connected to the at least one battery (20), and (b) a second configuration in which the at least one battery (20) is electrically isolated and the at least one battery (20) is retained by the housing assembly (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: The Coleman Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew G. Law, Stuart L. Meether, Thomas G. Trefz, Mark Elliott, Michael D. Brockel, Chelor Chen, Yuhua Zhang, Ricky J. Glazier
  • Patent number: 9911013
    Abstract: Systems and methods of making a diagnostic test strip, the method including marking a machine-readable pattern onto the diagnostic test strip which contains information that allows a meter designed to work with the test strip to convert raw signal data from the diagnostic test strip into a meaningful concentration value for an analyte of interest. The method further includes printing the machine-readable pattern having a modified based code that is different from a base code of the diagnostic test strip being produced, wherein the modified based code is based on a strip geometry parameter, a chemistry parameter or both the strip geometry and chemistry parameters that are measured for the diagnostic test strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Trividia Health, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Davies
  • Patent number: 9911123
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to making payments with a mobile device. In one example process, the mobile device receives and stores information for one or more payment accounts on the mobile device. The mobile device is used to make payments using the payment accounts. In some examples, authorization to proceed with a payment is performed before each purchase made by the user. The authorization process can include receiving a verification of the user, such as a fingerprint scan or passcode. In some examples, a payment account is selected from among available payment accounts. In some examples, an indication is displayed of a digital item associated with a purchased item. In some examples, a payment transaction is initiated with participants of an ongoing communication. In some examples, an application of a retailer is invoked based on the availability of the application. In some examples, a purchase recommendation is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, Pablo F. Caro, George R. Dicker, Glen W. Steele