Patents Examined by Tuyen K Vo
  • Patent number: 10290936
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a movable antenna includes a holder, an antenna radiator element attached to the holder, a first feed element that is attached to the holder and electromagnetically coupled to the antenna radiator element, a base plate in a facing arrangement with the holder, a second feed element on the base plate and configured to face and overlap at least a portion of the first feed element, and a mechanism that moves the holder in a longitudinal direction of the second feed element while maintaining an interval between the first and second feed element permitting energy to be transferred between the first and second feed elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Sadatoshi Oishi
  • Patent number: 10282651
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods facilitate enrollment of authenticating biometric data for authenticating an authorized user via a biometric sensor. Included devices transmit power to a sensor-enabled device that does not have an independent power source without transmitting data to or from the device. Data input devices coupled to the biometric sensor enable user input of non-biometric data, such as an activation code, via the biometric sensor. For biometric sensors comprising fingerprint sensors, finger guides position a finger to contact the sensor at a desired orientation. Systems and methods allow for enrollment of one or more authenticating biometric data templates with or without requiring input of non-biometric authentication data, such as an activation code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: IDEX ASA
    Inventors: Fred G. Benkley, III, Peter Joseph Commerford, Jeffrey Joseph Buxton, Anne L. McAleer
  • Patent number: 10274164
    Abstract: The invention provides a lighting device comprising a plurality of different light sources with a first subset of one or more first light sources configured to provide first light source light and a second subset of one or more second light sources configured to provide second light source light having a spectral distribution different from the first light source light, wherein the one or more first light sources have a light-source off-state color appearance, wherein the one or more second light sources comprise one or more optical filters, wherein the one or more optical filters are selected to convert less than 10% of said second light source light, wherein each optical filter is associated with a respective second light source, and wherein the one or more optical filters have the same color appearance as the off-state color appearance of the one or more first light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Ties Van Bommel, Rifat Ata Mustafa Hikmet
  • Patent number: 10275997
    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: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Joan C. Brancaccio
  • Patent number: 10268854
    Abstract: At least some embodiments of the present invention are directed toward optical arrangements for use in providing illumination light emitted by a barcode reader. In some embodiments, the arrangement includes an illumination source, a lens positioned within the path of the illumination light emitted by the illumination source where the lens is operable to collimate the light and redirect its central axis, and a window positioned within the path of the redirected and collimated light where the window is operable to alter the illumination light such that the resulting illumination light beam has a height-to-width ratio of less than 8 to 25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Chinh Tan, Caihua Chen, Carl D. Wittenberg, Jason Y. Potter
  • Patent number: 10248900
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods facilitate enrollment of authenticating biometric data for authenticating an authorized user via a biometric sensor. Included devices transmit power to a sensor-enabled device that does not have an independent power source without transmitting data to or from the device. Data input devices coupled to the biometric sensor enable user input of non-biometric data, such as an activation code, via the biometric sensor. For biometric sensors comprising fingerprint sensors, finger guides position a finger to contact the sensor at a desired orientation. Systems and methods allow for enrollment of one or more authenticating biometric data templates with or without requiring input of non-biometric authentication data, such as an activation code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: IDEX ASA
    Inventors: Fred G. Benkley, III, Peter Joseph Commerford, Jeffrey Joseph Buxton, Anne L. McAleer
  • Patent number: 10248892
    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: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: TEXTILMA AG
    Inventor: Beat Kofel
  • Patent number: 10246006
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for a tailgate LED (light emitting diode) cap system, device and method, for attaching LED caps on top of truck tailgates as a safe and secure after-market or retrofit product. The LED cap can be easily attached to the tops of truck tailgates with fasteners but are not removable without unlocking locks covering the fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Martin L. Stowell
  • Patent number: 10242240
    Abstract: An imaging reader captures and analyzes image data, including raw captured image data, and analyzes that capture image data to decode indicia contained therein. The indicia may be one or more two-dimensional barcodes. A dedicated front-end controller of the imaging reader generates decode data for the indicia and combines the decode data with the image data using a combinational protocol, after which a resulting decode enhanced image data frame is communicated to a host processor for processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher W. Brock
  • Patent number: 10234620
    Abstract: A light guide plate includes a light introduction surface to receive light supplied from a light source module and a light emission surface to emit the light outward, the light emission surface having a larger area than the light introduction surface. The light guide plate is of a material that transmits light and absorbs light in an absorption wavelength band. The light guide plate further includes a plurality of color patterns to convert the light supplied from the light source module into light in the absorption wavelength band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Woosuk Lee, Guenhwan Kim, Juyoung Joung, Wondo Kee
  • Patent number: 10234092
    Abstract: An imitation flame lamp head includes a mounting base, a drive device, an elastic shaft, a flame piece and an illuminant. The drive device is fixed in the mounting base, an upper end of the elastic shaft is fixed to a lower end of the flame piece, the flame piece is protruded outwards the mounting base, the illuminant is configured inside the mounting base to emit lights to a side of the flame piece, and the elastic shaft is driven by the drive device to actuate the flame piece to swing. The lamp displays flaming and flickering effect of faux flame to achieve an excellent imitation effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Guozeng Huang
  • Patent number: 10229353
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification tag including a stretchable substrate (105) and an antenna (110) having a plurality of substantially concentric loops (140) disposed on the substrate is described. A radius of curvature of the antenna along at least 90% of each loop of the antenna may be greater than about 0.1 mm and less than about 5 mm. The antenna includes a first terminal (124) disposed within an innermost loop (145) of the antenna and a second terminal (126) disposed outside an outermost loop (147) of the antenna (110). The first terminal (124) is in electrical communication with a first end (120) of the antenna and the second terminal (126) is in electrical communication with a second end (122) of the antenna. The radio frequency identification tag may include an electrode making electrical connections with the first and second terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: John D. Geissinger, Robin E. Gorrell, Howard M. Kaplan
  • Patent number: 10225097
    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: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: IKAN HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Fabio Zsigmond, Sion Elie Douer, Geraldo Yoshizawa, Frederico Wagner
  • Patent number: 10217035
    Abstract: A first conveyance unit and a second conveyance unit functioning as pre-processing conveyance units provided in a pre-processing device and conveying the IC tag continuous body by suctioning it to conveyance belts, a second tractor feeder unit functioning as a print-processing tractor feeder unit provided in a printing device and conveying the IC tag continuous body by engaging and disengaging feed pins in sprocket holes formed in the IC tag continuous body, and a fourth conveyance unit functioning as a post-processing conveyance unit provided in a post-processing device and conveying the IC tag continuous body by suctioning it to a conveyance belt are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kuniyuki Miura
  • Patent number: 10208940
    Abstract: Embodiments may utilize a series of exposed fins, which increase the surface area of the heat sink creating additional air flow. As hotter air rises within the system, cooler is drawn into the heatsink. The fins may be exposed on both sides of the longitudinal axis, allowing cooler air to be drawn towards the longitudinal axis above the heatsink and flow upward. This process may cool the fins. Additionally, the spacing between the fins may have to be wide enough to allow for air to freely enter the heatsink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Fluence Bioengineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Dung Duong, Randall Johnson, Nicholas Klase
  • Patent number: 10204296
    Abstract: A method for authenticating a closure assembly of a container including a closure and an overpack covering at least the closure. The overpack, including a first radio frequency identification tag having a first unique identifier, the method includes reading the first unique identifier, the closure including a second radio frequency identification tag including a second unique identifier and a storage unit including at least data relating to an overpack/closure pair including the unique identifiers of a closure and an overpack associated with the closure, reading the first unique identifier and comparing the identifiers of the overpack and of the closure thus read to verify that the pair being authenticated does coincide with the pair defined in the data assembly, emitting a communication signal corresponding to the result of the verification, the closure assembly including means for destroying at least one of the identification tags when the container is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: LES BOUCHAGES DELAGE
    Inventors: Laurent Clere, Christophe Loustaudaudine
  • Patent number: 10198091
    Abstract: Disclosed is a writing implement for effecting an electronic transaction via a payment terminal. The writing implement includes a communications device comprising a payment vehicle identifier. The payment vehicle identifier is associated with a payment vehicle from which funds can be drawn for effecting the electronic transaction. The communications device is configured to send the payment vehicle identifier to the payment terminal. The writing implement also includes a writing member for producing an authenticating mark to authenticate use of the payment vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: MASTERCARD ASIA/PACIFIC PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Sunitha Miryala
  • Patent number: 10194520
    Abstract: A circuit assembly includes a circuit board, a heat dissipation member on which the circuit board is placed and that is configured to release heat of the circuit board, an insulating layer that is formed on a surface on the circuit board side of the heat dissipation member, a bonding portion made of a bonding agent that is arranged in a predetermined region between the circuit board and the heat dissipation member, and an adhesive portion that is arranged in a region other than the predetermined region between the circuit board and the heat dissipation member and that is made of an adhesive with which the circuit board and the heat dissipation member are bonded to each other with lower bonding force than with the bonding agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masayuki Inoue
  • Patent number: 10180222
    Abstract: An optical unit includes a first light source, a second light source, a rotary reflector rotating around its rotation axis while reflecting a first light emitted from the first light source, and a projection lens configured to project the first light reflected by the rotary reflector in a light irradiation direction of the optical unit. The second light source is disposed such that a second light emitted from the second light source is incident on the projection lens without being reflected by the rotary reflector. The projection lens is configured to project the second light in the light irradiation direction of the optical unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidetada Tanaka, Takayuki Yagi
  • Patent number: 10175407
    Abstract: A housing includes a head, a head mount, and a bracket. The head includes a midsection, a rod extending from the midsection, and a connection member extending in an opposite direction therefrom. A bore extends through the length of the midsection, the rod, and the connection member. The head mount comprises a hollow receiving member open at a first end and has a bottom face at a second end. The bracket includes first and second bracket sections. A top face of the first section is fixed to the bottom face of the hollow receiving member. In a use position, an inside face of the first bracket section is positioned against a first side of a surface, and an inside face of the second bracket section is positioned against a second opposing side of the surface. The first and second bracket sections are secured together using mechanical fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Michael L. Green