Patents Examined by Tuyen K Vo
  • Patent number: 10691990
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system (1) for capturing spatial and temporal relationships between physical content items (2) and user actions related to the physical content items (2), comprising a sensor unit (3) for detecting the physical content items (2) and for outputting sensor data, a monitoring device (4) for user identification and monitoring of user action related to the physical content items (2) and for outputting monitoring data, and a processor (5) for processing said sensor data and said monitoring data by prioritizing and interrelating said sensor data and said monitoring data in correspondence to the frequency and/or duration of the at least one user action in connection with the at least one physical content items (2) and for generating a data set including said prioritized and interrelated sensor data and monitoring data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Victor Barend Hendrik Donker, Jori Marcellinus Nicole Verbeek, Johan Partomo Djajadiningrat, Lucas Jacobus Franciscus Geurts
  • Patent number: 10691989
    Abstract: A game token money includes a plurality of plastic layers laminated through thermocompression bonding including at least a colored layer in the middle to specify a value of the game token money and a pair of pale color layers laminated on both sides of the colored layer. An RFID is embedded in a layer other than the outermost layer of the plurality of plastic layers; and a classification part is filled in at least one of the pale color layers to indicate a classification of the game token money. The classification part is recognizable from a side face and a front face of the game token money. The RFID contains information regarding a value of the game token money and a classification of the game token money indicated by the classification part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ANGEL PLAYING CARDS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 10685340
    Abstract: A portable point-of-sale (POS) system includes a stand, an adjustable arm coupled to the stand, and a housing. The housing is coupled to the adjustable arm and includes a locking side panel having an integrated locking mechanism. The housing is configured to removably enclose a computing device used to facilitate an electronic transaction. The locking side panel is configured to enclose the computing device within the housing. The integrated locking mechanism and the locking side panel are configured to lock the computing device within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Satish Govindarajan, Michael Voege, Murthy Bobba, Khiem Pham, Gunabalan Babu, Uris Dacosta, Richard Tilghman, Daniel Potter
  • Patent number: 10671986
    Abstract: Systems and method are described herein for self-serve retail locations (e.g., interactive vending machines or kiosks) that are capable of handling the distribution, collection, and diagnosis of mobile devices in an on-demand manner. The self-serve retail locations may operate continuously (e.g., 24 hours a day, seven days a week). The mobile devices that are rentable and/or purchasable from the self-serve retail location may be equipped and/or activated with service plans (e.g., call, messaging, and/or data plans) offered by a local telecommunications service provider. The service plans may be pre-configured or may be customized in real-time by a user. The self-service retail locations may operate without human intervention, and may be deployed with minimal overhead at several destinations with a much smaller footprint than typical retail locations. A user may access the self-serve retail location to rent and/or purchase mobile devices as well as return previously rented and/or purchased mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Leon Chung-Dai Yen, Omar Hassan
  • Patent number: 10664798
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable media are disclosed for capturing purchase information regarding purchased items of a consumer. Upon receiving an image of a receipt (a receipt image) regarding a list of purchased items, receipt text is generated. The receipt text is processed to identify the purchased items in the receipt image. Accordingly, an iteration is begun to iterate through the item blocks of the receipt text. An item block corresponds to a discrete item in the receipt text. The processing comprises extracting textual elements from the item block and matching the textual elements to a known product. Upon matching the textual elements to a known product, the consumer inventory associated with the consumer is updated with regard to the purchase of the known product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BlinkReceipt, LLC
    Inventors: Court V. Lorenzini, Samuel Anthony Lucente, Roy Penn, Morgan Doocy, Shawn Rutledge
  • Patent number: 10665047
    Abstract: Asset access systems in accordance with various embodiments of the invention utilize a two-dimensional (2D) code that allows a user to gain physical access to and take possession of a key fob, where key fob is understood to represent any wireless device that interacts with a vehicle control system to access, manage, and operate the asset. Users of the system will present the 2D code to a transaction client that grants the user access to the key fob. Transaction clients can reside at various facilities that do not employ humans as part of the asset transfer to the user. Upon completion of the return of the asset to the facility, the user will present a new 2D code to the human-less access system that allows the user to return the key fob or other physical asset to a designated location at the transaction client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: 1 Micro, LLC
    Inventor: Jon Kristian Terp
  • Patent number: 10665063
    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: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Joan C. Brancaccio
  • Patent number: 10657343
    Abstract: There are provided systems and methods for location-based embedded patterns for vehicle detection and data processing. A user's device, which may be connected to or associated with a vehicle may include a directional camera capable of capturing images in a direction for a directional perspective of the vehicle, such as a front, side, or back. The image captured may have an embedded pattern or code that is associated with data that may decoded or retrievable using the embedded pattern. The vehicle's device may utilize the code to determine the data and may activate a process for an application based on the data. In some embodiments, the data may also be loaded to the process or may cause the process to load or retrieve other data. The vehicle's device may utilize the process based on a location of the vehicle, as well as services provided at the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Todd Studnicka
  • Patent number: 10648774
    Abstract: In a display apparatus of an interception area, a first detection device scans a first area containing at least a part of a firing range of a first weapon to detect an obstacle. A first terminal calculates the first interception area in which the first weapon is possible to intercept, based on data of the detected obstacle and data of the first weapon; calculates a first display area showing the first interception area on a screen based on the first interception area; receives second area data generated by a second terminal, and calculates a second display area based on the second area data. The second display area shows on the screen an area in which a second weapon is possible to intercept. The first terminal displays the first display area and the second display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoaki Usuki
  • Patent number: 10634317
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp control system includes an electronic control unit having a processor and a non-transitory computer readable memory including a machine-readable instruction set. The electronic control unit is communicatively coupled to a camera configured to output image data of a vehicle environment, a vehicle lamp and a steering wheel sensor. The machine-readable instruction set causes the processor to receive the image data of the vehicle environment from the camera, determine whether an external light source is present in the vehicle environment based on the image data of the vehicle environment, determine a steering wheel angle based on an output signal of the steering wheel sensor, and generate a control signal for activating the vehicle lamp when the steering wheel angle exceeds an activation steering threshold and no external light source is detected in the vehicle environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Chelsea R. White
  • Patent number: 10628727
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification tag including a stretchable substrate folded along a fold line to form top and bottom stretchable fold portions is described. Each fold portion has major top and bottom surfaces with the major top surface of the bottom fold portion facing the major bottom surface of the top fold portion. An antenna having a spiral form is disposed on the major top surface of the top fold portion. First and second terminals are disposed on the major top surface of the top fold portion and are in electrical communication with respective first and second ends of the antenna. A meandering electrode is disposed on the major bottom surface of the bottom fold portion and has first and second electrode ends making crimp connections with the respective first and second terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: John D. Geissinger, Robin E. Gorrell, Howard M. Kaplan
  • Patent number: 10628724
    Abstract: A separable or split transaction card may be a transaction card that is separable into multiple parts. The transaction card may be separable into multiple portions through an axis that extends through one or more pieces of personal identification information. The transaction card may transition between two or more configurations. A first configuration may be one in which the multiple card portions are not connected, all of the separated pieces of personal identification information are disabled, and the transaction card is disabled. A second configuration may be one in which the multiple card portions are connected, one or more of the separated pieces of personal identification information are enabled, and the transaction card is enabled and may be read when inserted into a card reading machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Lee Adcock, Christopher Camenares, Geeta Shyamala, Vincent Pham, Nahid Farhady Ghalaty
  • Patent number: 10621400
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a control unit that controls formation of a graphical code image in air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kengo Tokuchi
  • Patent number: 10614349
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure are related to a cloud-based system in which portable electronic devices communicate with computing systems to implement one or more actions or operations for verifying authenticity of a physical object. Embodiments of the cloud-based product authentication system can include the portable electronic devices, an identification generating device, and a computing system connected to a cloud environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventor: Rakesh Kumar
  • Patent number: 10599890
    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: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Eugene Huebner, Somasundaram Niranjayan, Camerin Hahn
  • Patent number: 10586617
    Abstract: Decision support technology is provided for use with patients who may experience respiratory deterioration. A mechanism is provided to determine whether a patient is experiencing (or is likely to experience at a future time) an autoimmune inflammatory event, which may include performing a spectral analysis on a time series of nocturnal or axillary temperatures for the patient to determine a spectrum slope or intercept. The time series may be demeaned, detrended, and apodized before performing the spectral analysis. A comparison of the slope or intercept with a baseline value is used to determine an indication of the patient's likely condition or future condition regarding the autoimmune inflammatory event. Based on the comparison, an intervening action may be invoked, such as alerting a caregiver, providing a recommendation or modified treatment, or determining and recommending a tailored prescription of medicine for the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Patent number: 10586219
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include computer-implemented systems and processes that perform operations consistent with services provisioned to a device based on real-time sensor data indicative of and characterizing a user's operation of the device and additionally or alternatively, a system or apparatus that includes the device. For example, the device may obtain stored data identifying a provisioned service, and may obtain sensor data captured by an on-board or external sensor during an operation of the device. Based on the sensor data, the device may generate a usage parameter that characterizes the operation of the device during a temporal period, and perform an operation consistent with the provisioned service in accordance with the generated usage parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: Arthur Carroll Chow, Paul Mon-Wah Chan, Perry Aaron Jones Haldenby, Rakesh Thomas Jethwa, Eddie Cheuk Long Law, John Jong Suk Lee, Stephen John McCann, Haituyen Anthony Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10582334
    Abstract: Provided are a play activity tracking system and a play activity tracking method. When a child walks around each of a plurality of sensory play spaces and performs a play activity excitingly while wearing a beacon device, individual play patterns are monitored and collected through beacon devices, and the collected data is analyzed in real time according to various indicators to print out a comprehensive play result on a report result sheet. The play activity tracking system includes: at least one beacon device worn on a body of a user who walks around a plurality of play spaces and performs a play activity; a user registration device for registering the user; at least one beacon scanner disposed at each of the play spaces; a data collection and analysis device for collecting data of the beacon scanner; and a play report device communicating with the data collection and analysis device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: I-NORILAB. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kwang Man Hwang
  • Patent number: 10569704
    Abstract: An ambient light controller in an agricultural machine can control multicolor lights arranged in an operator cab of the machine to project light around structures in the cab to areas that are perceivable by a forward facing operator to convey useful information about the machine to the operator. The lights can be projected around such structures by using light pipes. The lights can preferably be in a color which minimizes glare inside the cab to avoid distraction. The light controller can monitor various functions of the machine, such as boom height, and change colors and/or patterns of the lights to indicate states corresponding to the conditions, such as a normal state and a fault state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Nathan P. Brooks, Steven N. Winkel, Robert Schnell
  • Patent number: 10574475
    Abstract: A method of connecting a household appliance to a secure network using a remote interface device includes discovering the appliance by receiving a short-range broadcast from the appliance. The short-range broadcast includes a unique identifier and a model number. The method also includes establishing an encrypted short-range radio connection between the appliance and the remote user interface device. The method further includes receiving a network credential for the secure network and transmitting the network credential to the appliance via the encrypted short-range radio connection. The method then includes connecting the appliance to the secure network using the received network credential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeff Donald Drake