Patents Examined by Tuyen K Vo
  • 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: 10176449
    Abstract: This disclosure describes the establishment, use and adjustment of timeout durations for individual RFID tags. Each RFID tag within an inventory system has a timeout duration that is based at least in part on a time duration between receipts of a RFID tag identifier associated with the RFID tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Joel Krohn, Steven Augustine Wilson, Kun Qian, Wyatt David Camp, Sridhar Boyapati, Dilip Kumar
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10169629
    Abstract: Various algorithms are presented that enable an image of a data matrix to be analyzed and decoded for use in obtaining information about an object or item associated with the data matrix. The algorithms can account for variations in position and/or alignment of the data matrix. In one approach, the image is analyzed to determine a connected region of pixels. The connected region of pixels can be analyzed to determine a pair of pixels, included in the connected region of pixels, that is separated a greatest distance wherein a first pixel and second pixel of the pair of pixels is associated with image coordinates. Using the image coordinates of the pair of pixels, a potential area of the image that includes the visual code can be determined and the potential area can be analyzed to verify the presence of a potential data matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Chun-Kai Wang, Yu Lou
  • Patent number: 10162253
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a first light source section adapted to emit first colored light having a peak wavelength at a first wavelength, a second light source section adapted to emit second colored light having a peak wavelength at a second wavelength, a wavelength conversion element adapted to convert a part of the first colored light and a part of the second colored light into third colored light, and then emit another part of the first colored light, another part of the second colored light, and the third colored light, and a control section adapted to individually control an amount of light per unit time of the first colored light emitted from the first light source section, and an amount of light per unit time of the second colored light emitted from the second light source section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kunihiko Takagi
  • Patent number: 10163048
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a page synchronization method. The method includes: acquiring and parsing a two-dimensional code to obtain to-be-synchronized page data contained in the two-dimensional code; identifying a page address and page progress information from the to-be-synchronized page data; generating an execution code for indicating the page progress according to the page progress information; loading a page according to the page address; and executing the execution code while loading the page, and displaying the page according to the page progress indicated in the execution code. The disclosed method can solve the problem in the prior art that the page progress cannot be automatically synchronized during page synchronization, and can thus improve the user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU UCWEB COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaozhen Wang
  • Patent number: 10162170
    Abstract: An optical device includes: an excitation light source; a first light transmitter that transmits excitation light emitted from the excitation light source; a fluorescent light part that is disposed on a surface of the first light transmitter opposite a surface through which the excitation light enters, and emits fluorescent light from the excitation light; a second light transmitter that interposes the fluorescent light part with the first light transmitter, and transmits light emitted from the fluorescent light part; a light transmission fiber that guides the light exiting from the second light transmitter; and a microfabricated film that is disposed on a side of the second light transmitter closer to the light transmission fiber, and collects, toward the light transmission fiber, the light emitted from the fluorescent light part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Yamae, Shintaro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10163050
    Abstract: A transaction card construction and a method for making a transaction card are provided for improving card performance. The transaction card construction comprises an inlay component comprising wood and a housing component. The inlay may comprise a wood or wood-containing layer and a backer layer. The backer layer may comprise the same or a different wood or wood-containing layer, or a non-woven fiber material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventor: Om J. Suthar
  • Patent number: 10163046
    Abstract: A method for high density radio frequency identifier (RFID) scanning is provided. The method includes receiving a plurality of response signals from a plurality of RFID components. Where each of the plurality of response signals includes a part number and a serial number associated with the RFID component. The method also includes receiving, from a location device, a location of the scanning device. For each of the plurality of RFID components, the method includes determining a component location, the serial number, and the part number based on a corresponding response signal, comparing the component location to an expected location of the RFID component, determining a level of correlation between the serial number associated with the corresponding response signal and a stored serial number associated with the part number, and calculating a confidence score based on the corresponding comparison and the level of correlation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Kevin Yong Ung, Jack Fredrickson, William David Kelsey, John Jiang Yu, Edward Li, Brian James Smith
  • Patent number: 10156715
    Abstract: An illumination device for a light modulated projector includes a first and a second color wheel. A first filter surface of the first color wheel comprises at least three first surface sections arranged one behind the other, which protrude into an illumination beam path of the illumination device successively on rotation and in each case convey illumination radiation of a different partial range of the visible wavelength range. At least one of the first surface sections of the first filter surface conveys illumination radiation from the infrared range. A second filter surface of the second color wheel comprises a first surface segment which only conveys illumination radiation from the visible wavelength range and a second surface segment which only conveys illumination radiation from the infrared range. The first and second surface segments protrude into the illumination beam path successively on rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH
    Inventors: Axel Krause, Enrico Geissler, Juergen Kraenert
  • Patent number: 10155473
    Abstract: A rear window security grid and light system has a frame, a grid within it, cross units forming the grid, and a left member and a right member in each cross unit. The grid has a primary cross unit centered upon the frame. Upon each left member and each right member, the invention has at least one light emitting diode, or LED. The LED operate from the power supply of a vehicle or a separate battery. The LED provide at least three patterns: left chevron, right chevron, and a letter X. Each left member has an upper portion and a lower portion and each right member has an upper portion and a lower portion with LED upon each portion. The controls allow for selection of the chevron's direction, interval speed to simulate motion, and operation of the letter X upon each cross unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventor: Michael W. Tobin
  • Patent number: 10152662
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for generating a two-dimensional (2D) barcode and an apparatus for extracting 2D barcode information. The apparatus for generating a 2D barcode includes a metadata creation unit for creating metadata corresponding to insertion data and a 2D barcode, a data conversion unit for generating data blocks by converting the insertion data based on the metadata, a pattern generation unit for generating metadata patterns and data block patterns by substituting respective predefined symbols for the metadata and the data blocks, and a 2D barcode generation unit for generating a 2D barcode that contains distortion correction patterns, the metadata patterns, and the data block patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Seung-Jin Ryu, Min-Sik Kim, Dong-Ho Jeon, Han-Jun Yoon
  • Patent number: 10152661
    Abstract: A method of inserting a data structure into a component using a 3D printer is provided. The method includes providing the data structure having at least one structural parameter associated with the component, converting the data structure into indicia representative of the data structure, and manufacturing the component containing the indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Brian Kieser
  • Patent number: 10152670
    Abstract: A transaction card construction and a method for making a transaction card are provided for improving card performance. The transaction card construction comprises an inlay component comprising wood and a housing component. The inlay may comprise a wood or wood-containing layer and a backer layer. The backer layer may comprise the same or a different wood or wood-containing layer, or a non-woven fiber material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventor: Om J. Suthar
  • Patent number: 10149543
    Abstract: A foldable easel with a lighting system includes a foldable frame, a left light fixture, and a right light fixture. The foldable frame includes a rear central rail, a right front rail, a left front rail, a plate, and a cross brace assembly. Three rails are hingedly connected to each other with the plate and the cross brace assembly that is centrally positioned to the foldable frame. The plate and the cross brace assembly foldably secure the rear central rail, the left front rail, and the right front rail. The left and right light fixtures are detachably mounted to the foldable frame. The left and right light fixtures are powered through a power supply system and selectively controlled by a user to direct illumination towards a painting or portrait that is held within the foldable frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventors: Stacie Lynne Garlieb, Mark Alan Garlieb
  • 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