Patents Examined by Tuyen K Vo
  • Patent number: 10147248
    Abstract: An implant including a platform that performs computations and that is configured to communicate with an external system, and at least one sensor that is connected to the platform and that communicates with the platform, the at least one sensor is configured to sense a biological environment surrounding the implant. The platform is configured to generate a bio-signature that corresponds to the biological environment sensed by the at least one sensor and to utilize the bio-signature to cryptographically secure data provided in the platform. The platform is configured to permit the system to access the data when the at least one sensor senses the biological environment that corresponds to the generated bio-signature, and the platform is configured to deny the system access to the data when the at least one sensor fails to sense the biological environment that corresponds to the generated bio-signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: VivoKey Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Amal Graafstra
  • Patent number: 10145553
    Abstract: A lighting luminaire is provided for implementing enhanced performance for multiple applications. A lighting fixture includes a housing defining a novel heat management system optionally formed by a unitary member or formed by two generally identical housing sections. The housing includes a predefined profile and features for heat transfer including an upper compartment where heat sensitive components are installed and a lower compartment where lighting modules, such as LED modules, are installed. The housing lower compartment includes an upwardly facing lower lens member and predefined features to minimize or prevent heat from traveling upwardly into the upper housing compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: A.L.P. Lighting & Ceiling Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald L. Richardson, Thanh Minh Vo, Donald Joseph Gaither
  • Patent number: 10147080
    Abstract: A point-of-sale (POS) system is provided. The POS system may include an adjustable housing configured to receive a computing device. The POS system housing may be adjustable so that a screen of the computing device can be viewed by a merchant and a customer. The computing device may be removable from the housing for use as a mobile POS system. The POS system may also include electronics for accepting various forms of payment and for connecting the computing device to a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Satish Govindarajan, Michael Voege, Murthy Bobba, Khiem Pham, Gunabalan Babu, Uris Dacosta, Richard Tilghman, Daniel Potter
  • Patent number: 10145538
    Abstract: Provided are a light-emitting apparatus that can suppress manufacturing cost to a low level and perform light emission with high uniformity using a simple configuration, a calibration coefficient calculation method using the light-emitting apparatus, and a method for calibrating a captured image of an inspection target object. A plurality of light-emitting diodes arranged at equal intervals on the circumference of a virtual circle, and a milky white-colored emission window, which is provided on a top surface portion separated from the light-emitting diodes, has an outer edge that is smaller than the circumference on which the light-emitting diodes are arranged, and allows light of the light-emitting diodes to pass therethrough, are included. The diameter of the virtual circle on which the light-emitting diodes are arranged and a separation distance between the light-emitting diodes and the emission window are set to predetermined distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: IIX INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Murase, Tomoyuki Takano
  • Patent number: 10133891
    Abstract: A portable terminal includes a wireless communication unit configured to perform data communication with a wireless tag in a non-contact manner, a position determination unit configured to determine a position of the portable terminal, a control unit configured to generate guide information for guiding the portable terminal to a communicable area where communication with the wireless tag is enabled on the basis of the position determined by the position determination unit if communication is disabled when communication with the wireless tag is performed, and a display unit configured to display the generated guide information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventor: Toru Hiroi
  • Patent number: 10124734
    Abstract: A vehicle mirror assembly includes a mirror casing, a mirror, a prism member, and a light emitting member. The prism member is disposed forwardly of a light emitting region of the mirror, and has a front major surface formed with a plurality of parallel prism grooves. The light emitting member is configured to permit a light beam to emit therefrom along a beam axis in response to the detection of another vehicle's approach, and is disposed to permit the beam axis to be oriented substantially perpendicular to groove axes of the prism grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: TKS INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chung-Hsu Kao
  • Patent number: 10119681
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a surface light source that emits light with a plane, effective emission surface E, from which the light generated in the surface light source is radiated, a reflector configured to suppress glare of the surface light source for emission angles above a glare angle a, with 40°?a?80°, and a plane, effective radiation surface F, from which light emitted by the surface light source emerges from the luminaire, wherein the emission surface is surrounded on all sides by the reflector and the reflector, starting from the emission surface, extends towards the radiation surface, the reflector, in a cross-sectional view perpendicular to the emission surface, is formed concave on average so that a width b of the reflector in a direction away from the emission surface is described by a function f (b) and the first derivative f? (b) thereof increases either strictly monotonically or as an alternative monotonically as well as strictly monotonically in some places in the direction away from the emission
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Wehlus
  • Patent number: 10121035
    Abstract: A method and system for identification of an item is provided, wherein the system includes a conveyor belt, a positioning device and a reader operable to receive at least one reading at at least one first antenna from at least one tag attached to the item, the first antenna being adapted to be arranged at a read point along the conveyor belt, wherein the positioning device is configured to retrieve a first position of the item at a first time instant before the first antenna and a second position of the item at a second time instant after the first antenna, the first and second time instants defining a time window, wherein the reader is configured to extract from each reading retrieved by the first antenna a measurement (6) of the phase of the signal transmitted by the tag (5) and perform a data processing of the phase measurements whereby the identification of the item (2) is accomplished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: LYNGSOE SYSTEMS A/S
    Inventor: Klaus Holst Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 10121039
    Abstract: An indicia reading terminal has a three-dimensional depth sensor, a two dimensional image sensor, an autofocus lens assembly, and a processor. The three dimensional depth sensor captures a depth image of a field of view and create a depth map from the depth image, the depth map having one or more surface distances. The two dimensional image sensor receives incident light and capture an image therefrom. The autofocusing lens assembly is positioned proximate to the two dimensional image sensor such that the incident light passes through the autofocusing lens before reaching the two dimensional image sensor. The processor is communicatively coupled to the two dimensional image sensor, the three dimensional depth sensor, and the autofocusing lens assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Todeschini, Brian L. Jovanovski, Edward C. Bremer
  • Patent number: 10115052
    Abstract: A radio frequency identifier (RFID) tag can comprise an RFID chip, an antenna provided by a patch cell stack; and a feed line electrically coupling the RFID chip to the antenna. An equivalent circuit for the patch cell stack can comprise at least one inductance group comprising at least two series inductances, and at least one shunt capacitance. The antenna can have a composite right- and left-handed (CRLH) structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Ynjiun Paul Wang, Huyu Qu
  • Patent number: 10108894
    Abstract: The invention relates to a near field magnetically coupled contactless tag, comprising a substrate comprising a rupture zone; a master microcircuit arranged on the substrate on one side of the rupture zone, and configured to be interrogated by a near-field reader; a slave microcircuit arranged on the substrate on the other side of the rupture zone; and a sacrificial link connecting the two microcircuits, wherein the two microcircuits are configured to negotiate mutual authentication through the sacrificial link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: WISEKEY SEMICONDUCTORS
    Inventor: Pierre Pic
  • Patent number: 10102469
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) sensing device in an assembly is adapted to wirelessly communicate with a remote transceiver. The sensing device includes a substrate; an antenna disposed on the substrate; an electronic circuit disposed on the substrate and electrically coupled to the antenna; a heating element electrically coupled to the electronic circuit for heating a target area; and a sensing element thermally coupled to the heating element for sensing a temperature of the heating element. The RF sensing device is configured to wirelessly receive a power and provides the power to the heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Ronald D. Jesme, Nicholas T. Gabriel, Andrew P. Bonifas
  • Patent number: 10088129
    Abstract: Disclosed is a Discriminating Radial Illuminator (DRI), which is a portable illumination and obscuration system offering unique advantages over conventional methods of illumination. Exemplary uses include: Tactical illumination and obscuration for military, law enforcement and private security; special effects lighting for the entertainment industry; architectural and commercial lighting, both interior and exterior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Laurence J. Levin
  • Patent number: 10089505
    Abstract: A storage unit includes a support bar for hanging items and an RFID antenna provided within a predefined distance of the support bar. When the items hanging from the support bar are adorned with RFID tags, and the RFID antenna emits electromagnetic fields in a direction of the support bar, RFID signals identifying the items are transmitted from the RFID tags to the RFID antenna, thereby enabling a placement or a removal of an item to be automatically registered, or an accounting of the available items to be automatically performed. The RFID antenna may be a portion of a transmission line that uses shields and/or dielectric materials to shape the electromagnetic fields toward a predefined direction, and the locations of items bearing RFID tags on the support bar may be determined by varying the phase of the emitted radiofrequency and determining strengths of RFID signals when the electromagnetic fields are emitted at varying phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Eugene Huebner, Somasundaram Niranjayan, Camerin Hahn
  • Patent number: 10089572
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag includes a substrate; and an inductive-capacitive circuit located on the substrate. The circuit includes a corrugated inductive antenna to communicate with a RFID interrogator using radio frequency signals. The circuit further includes a capacitor coupled to the corrugated inductive antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Goodwin, Mark Roberson
  • Patent number: 10081314
    Abstract: Retroreflective articles comprise a substrate and a bar code provided on the substrate. The bar code comprises at least one human-readable information which provides framing information and a machine-readable information which provides variable information. The human-readable information is visible under a first condition and invisible under a second condition, and the machine-readable information is invisible under the first condition and visible under the second condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Patrick R. Fleming, Thomas J. Dahlin
  • Patent number: 10083333
    Abstract: An indicia reading terminal has a three-dimensional depth sensor, a two dimensional image sensor, an autofocus lens assembly, and a processor. The three dimensional depth sensor captures a depth image of a field of view and create a depth map from the depth image, the depth map having one or more surface distances. The two dimensional image sensor receives incident light and capture an image therefrom. The autofocusing lens assembly is positioned proximate to the two dimensional image sensor such that the incident light passes through the autofocusing lens before reaching the two dimensional image sensor. The processor is communicatively coupled to the two dimensional image sensor, the three dimensional depth sensor, and the autofocusing lens assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Todeschini, Brian L. Jovanovski, Edward C. Bremer
  • Patent number: 10073991
    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: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Trividia Health, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Davies
  • Patent number: 10074062
    Abstract: A napkin useful for enabling a user to document a new idea by providing a clear open writing space, indicia inviting the secure sharing of the new idea, and a means for communicating the new idea in real-time using modern communication technology to a third party having means to assist the user with their idea. Accompanying the napkin is a holder for retaining napkins, writing instruments, and instructions for using the napkin. A business method for using the napkins to promote businesses in the invention industry is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: Jeffrey Robert Herman
  • Patent number: 10068231
    Abstract: A banking system operates responsive to data read from data bearing records. The system includes an automated banking machine comprising a card reader. The card reader includes a movable read head that can read card data along a magnetic stripe of a card that was inserted long-edge first. The card reader includes a card entry gate. The gate is opened for a card that is determined to be properly oriented for data reading. The card reader can encrypt card data, including account data. The machine also includes a PIN keypad. The card reader can send encrypted card data to the keypad. The keypad can decipher the encrypted card data. The keypad can encrypt both deciphered card data and a received user PIN. The card data and the PIN are usable by the machine to authorize a user to carry out a financial transfer involving the account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated
    Inventors: David N. Lewis, Klaus A. Steinbach, Jeffery M. Enright, Natarajan Ramachandran, Mark A. Douglass, Timothy Crews, Songtao Ma, Randall W. Jenkins, H. Thomas Graef, Sathish M. Irudayam