Systems Controlled By Data Bearing Records Patents (Class 235/375)
  • Patent number: 11361181
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns systems and methods for controlling access to a device with barcode-reading functionality. Enabling the barcode-reading functionality of the device may require providing authenticating information. A user may provide the authenticating information using an identification card with an embedded near field communication (NFC) tag. After the device or a charger of the device validates the embedded NFC tag, the device may enable the barcode-reading functionality but track an amount of time since a last barcode scan of the device. If the amount of time since the last barcode scan reaches a present period, the device may disable the barcode-reading functionality. The device may send a connection request from a portion of a local area network (LAN). A server may receive the request. The server may deny the device access to the LAN if the device is not authorized for use in the portion of the LAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: The Code Corporation
    Inventors: Denver Joseph Hoggatt, Steve Pierce
  • Patent number: 11361275
    Abstract: Systems and methods which provide for allocation of tokens, such as may be used for tracking number dissemination, for shipment document processing are described. Embodiments operate to allocate tokens to the various shipping document processing systems for their use by the respective document processing systems. The various shipping document processing systems may be enabled to independently perform shipping document processing for extended periods of time (e.g., days, weeks, etc.) using their respective allocations of tokens, such as to use the tokens, including reuse of the tokens over time, without overlap (e.g., without introducing overlapping instances of tracking numbers). Logic of shipping document processing systems record use time information (e.g., a date and/or time of use of a token or tokens) in association with their use of tokens of their allotment, wherein the use tokens from the allocations is in accordance with last use time information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Stamps.com Inc.
    Inventors: Yang Lu, Jonathan Michael Bourgoine
  • Patent number: 11361293
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include systems and methods for executing a point of sale deposit. In one embodiment, a system may include one or more memory devices storing software instructions, and one or more processors configured to execute the software instructions to receive deposit information related to a point of sale deposit from a mobile device, and generate a deposit token retaining at least the deposit information and deposit authorization information. The one or more processors may also be configured to transmit the deposit token to the mobile device for displaying a readable code generated based on the deposit token, receive a point of sale deposit authorization notification from the merchant device indicating at least receipt by the merchant device of the deposit token from the mobile device, and transfer funds to a financial service account based on the received deposit information and authorization notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Dennis S. Brennan
  • Patent number: 11354688
    Abstract: A method for identifying an optimal ticket for purchase and using the optimal ticket to open a venue for a gate of a venue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: TixTrack, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Sunshine, Rod Goodman, Michael Arya, Larry Chu
  • Patent number: 11354751
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to systems and methods for provisioning and using a multi-purpose device. The device contains information regarding a plurality of memberships. The device contains one or more membership certificate chains, comprising multiple certificates, wherein a membership provider certificate is signed by a private key associated with a membership root certificate authority, and wherein a member certificate is signed by a private key associated with the membership provider certificate. The member certificate includes member attributes regarding the user, such as member benefit information. The device also includes a payment certificate chain, comprising multiple certificates, wherein a payment provider certificate is signed by a private key associated with a payment root certificate authority, and wherein a payment certificate is signed by a private key associated with the payment provider certificate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventor: Simon Hurry
  • Patent number: 11354650
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for providing a digital card asset construction service. In and embodiment, a digital card asset service computer provides access to a digital card asset application user interface (API) to an issuer device, then receives a request from a user to construct or update a digital payment card product and receives card art data for the digital payment card product responsive to one or more queries presented by the digital card asset API.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Marek Kurylko, Joseph Hayes, Pedro Chavarria
  • Patent number: 11349929
    Abstract: A service request information transfer system includes: a service request taking/management terminal managed by a service desk, that receives a room service request from a customer, matches the serial number of a customer terminal provided to the customer with the order number and room number of the customer, identifies the staff member closest to the location of the room from which the room service request is received, upon receiving the room service request, and provides order information to a staff terminal the closest staff member is carrying; a customer terminal that is provided to a customer and sends the serial number of the device as a short-range wireless communication signal when the customer makes a call; a cloud service server that receives a room number and the serial number of a customer terminal matching the room number from the service request taking/management terminal and stores the same, finds the room number matching the serial number upon receiving the serial number of the customer termin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: HELLOFACTORY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kyungmin Kim
  • Patent number: 11348084
    Abstract: A direct interaction network in which resources are more efficiently transferred between entities having resource pools with the same organization. The interaction network may be implemented by transforming a user computer system into the interaction terminal for the interaction such that the provider entity does not require interaction terminals to enter into interactions. Alternatively, the interaction network may be entered through interaction terminals of the provider entity without the user having a user computer system and without the user providing a physical instrument for the interaction. These implementations may be possible due at least in part to being able to determine that the entity resource pools are administered by the same organization. Furthermore, one or more sensors may be utilized with the user computer system and/or interaction terminals in order to determine the presence or identity of a user, and/or the subject of the interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel James Doherty, Riaz H. Bhamani, Matthew Edward Carroll
  • Patent number: 11348103
    Abstract: An EMV-session data network includes a POS terminal and at least one computer server. The POS terminal is configured to receive ledger data and a cryptogram from a communications appliance, extract an account identifier from the ledger data, and transmit to the server an authorization request message that includes the account identifier, the authorization value and the cryptogram. The server is configured to transmit to the POS terminal an authorization response message that confirms that the cryptogram was generated by the communications appliance from the account identifier and the authorization value. The POS terminal is further configured to extract a token from the ledger data and to transmit to the server a loyalty rewards request message that includes the token. The server is further configured to initiate a points reward to an account that is associated with the token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: Bryan Michael Gleeson, Igor Elkhinovich, Jeffrey Aaron Ecker, Adam Douglas McPhee, Matta Wakim, Kyryll Odobetskiy, Dmitri Rabinovich, John Jong-Suk Lee, Arun Victor Jagga
  • Patent number: 11348040
    Abstract: The system includes a webserver (110) to generate a passenger journey document file (PJDF) (160) comprising a plurality of end-to-end passenger travel reservations (PTRs) for a set of passengers. The PJDF includes, for each travel leg of an end-to-end PTRs, a single-sheet integrated end-to-end travel instrument (TI) template (1000A) populated with an official boarding pass identifier (BPID) (1209) issued by one of a plurality of disparate travel host systems (JTHSs) (1501, 1502, . . . , 150Y) for a respective leg. Each TI template comprising an emulated boarding pass barcode (1211) associated with the BPID for the respective leg, and for N checked-in luggage items for the respective passenger, populated with X temporary luggage tag identifiers (LTIDs) (1231A, 1233A) linked to up to X official bag tag identifiers (BTIDs) (1209) from the JTHS of the leg, wherein X and N are integers. There is a one-to-one correspondence between the LTIDs and BTIDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: BAGGAGE AIRLINE GUEST SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Craig C. Mateer
  • Patent number: 11347953
    Abstract: A printing management apparatus includes: a receiving unit that receives order information about a printed material and print data of the printed material; a generating unit that generates bar code information about a bar code assigned to each page of the printed material based on the order information; an output unit that outputs the print data and the bar code information to a printer for executing processing including printing of the printed material; an acquiring unit that, in response to a failure occurring in the processing executed by the printer on a failure page, acquires the bar code information about the bar code assigned to the failure page; and a controller that controls the output unit so that the output unit outputs the bar code information about the failure page and reprint data of a reprinted material including the failure page to the printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Kimihiko Isobe, Nobuhide Kawabata, Ken Ogino, Yuichiro Nishiwaki, Takuma Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11347955
    Abstract: A cable management system includes multiple cables, each having a unique identifier associated therewith and each including first and second barcodes including the unique identifier, the first barcode located proximate a first end of the cable, the second barcode located proximate a second end of the cable. The system also includes a barcode scanner to scan barcodes of the cables, the barcode scanner including a clip to receive one of the cables. The system also includes a mobile computing device having a processor, data storage medium, communication unit, and user interface including a display. The mobile computing device is configured to receive via the user interface first end location information for a first cable, receive from the barcode scanner the first barcode of the first cable, and save and display the first end location information in association with the unique identifier of the first cable included in the first barcode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Kevin A. Marley, Brian L. Kelly, Frank J. Graczyk, Daniel E. Host, Shawn T. Kemp, Andrew J. Stroede
  • Patent number: 11341357
    Abstract: A medicine inspection device, an image processing device, an image processing method, and a program are provided that appropriately extract identification information even when the positional relationship between a printed character and an engraved mark added to a medicine is not constant. The above problem is solved by an image processing device that performs a process of enhancing a printed character portion of a medicine based on at least one image taken with a surface of the medicine being irradiated with light to generate a printed-character-enhanced image, performs a process of extracting only an engraved mark portion from a three-dimensional shape of the medicine based on at least three images taken with illumination directions of the light to the surface of the medicine different from each other to generate an engraved-mark-extracted image, and generates a difference image between the printed-character-enhanced image and the engraved-mark-extracted image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM TOYAMA CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuchika Iwami
  • Patent number: 11341392
    Abstract: A low-cost, multi-function system with a form factor that unobtrusively integrates the components needed to implement a combination of different functions and also is able to perform a useful ancillary function that otherwise would have to be performed with the attendant need for additional materials, labor, and expense. An example adhesive product that integrates sensing components within a flexible adhesive structure in a way that not only provides a cost-effective platform for interconnecting, optimizing, and protecting the components of the tracking system but also maintains the flexibility needed to function as an adhesive product that can be deployed seamlessly and unobtrusively into various applications and workflows, including person and object tracking applications, and asset management workflows such as manufacturing, storage, shipping, delivery, and other logistics associated with moving products and other physical objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventor: Ajay Khoche
  • Patent number: 11343330
    Abstract: A facility for accessing information relating to a person is described. In a reader device, the facility accesses first credentials stored in a first storage device, second credentials stored in a second storage device, and third credentials stored in the reader device. In the reader device, the facility uses a combination of the first credentials, second credentials, and third credentials to decrypt information relating to the person stored in the first storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: VYRTY Corporation
    Inventors: Eugene Luskin, Uladzimir Abashyn
  • Patent number: 11335130
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to a method for checking toll transactions, produced from position notifications of a mobile phone connected via a mobile network to a transaction server, with the aid of a network of distributed toll beacons, which can communicate via short-range radio with on-board units of passing vehicles and are connected to the transaction server. To this end, a interoperable multi-functional OBU is created that is formed from a GNSS- and NFC-enabled mobile phone on the one hand and an NFC- and DSRC-enabled OBU on the other hand, which exchange data concerning a session identifier (SID) via their common NFC interface, which session identifier forms a link between the infrastructureless and the infrastructure-bound billing functions of the multi-functional OBU. The disclosed subject matter also relates to a toll beacon and a transaction server for same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Kapsch TrafficCom AG
    Inventors: Robert Povolny, Oliver Nagy
  • Patent number: 11334739
    Abstract: Methods and systems include using three-dimensional imaging apparatuses to capture three-dimensional images and analyze resulting three-dimensional image data to enhance captured two-dimensional images for scanning related processes such as object identification, symbology detection, object recognition model training, and identifying improper scan attempts or other actions performed by an operator. Imaging systems such as bi-optic readers, handheld scanners, and machine vision systems are described using three-dimensional imaging apparatuses and described capturing three-dimensional images and using with captured two-dimensional images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Yuri Astvatsaturov, Darran Michael Handshaw, Edward Barkan, Mark Drzymala
  • Patent number: 11328330
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for processing invoices from overseas vendors and overseas carriers. The methods and systems retrieve (e.g., using various APIs) and rely on current data from the most accurate or up-to-date sources of such data, and then store the data in a single location as a “single source of truth” for invoice data. As a result, errors and time for processing overseas invoices are reduced because accurate data is more readily and promptly available for reconciling discrepancies and paying the invoices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Helvie, Andre G. Martin, Bindu Francis
  • Patent number: 11330395
    Abstract: A method of operating a facility includes identifying, by a controller, a ground vehicle approaching a restricted access area, and determining, by the controller, if the identified ground vehicle is authorized to enter the restricted access area. The controller permits the identified ground vehicle to enter the restricted access area when the controller determines that the identified ground vehicle is authorized to enter the restricted access area. The controller determines if an object other than the identified ground vehicle is approaching the restricted access area with the identified ground vehicle, and activates protective action when the controller determines that the identified ground vehicle is not authorized to enter the restricted access area or that an object other than the permitted ground vehicle is approaching to enter the restricted access area with the permitted ground vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Aurora Flight Services Corp., a subsidiary of The Boeing Company
    Inventors: William Robert Bosworth, James Mcdaniel Snider, II
  • Patent number: 11328321
    Abstract: This specification describes technologies relating to content presentation. In general, one aspect of the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods that include the actions of receiving ad information from a seller; generating, using one or more processors, a single conversion ad using the received ad information, where the single conversion ad has an available inventory of one such that only a single conversion of the ad can be performed; transmitting the single conversion ad to one or more potential buyers; receive an input from one of the one or more potential buyers; and notifying the seller of the user input. Other embodiments of this aspect include corresponding systems, apparatus, and computer program products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Satyam Shaw
  • Patent number: 11328245
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to a computer implemented method for transporting a good. The method may comprise receiving, on a first client device, an electronic user request for transporting the good from a pickup location to a destination location. The electronic user request may include a unique identifier corresponding to the good. The method may include assigning the electronic user request to a transport provider. The method may include authenticating the good, rejecting the good, and authorizing the good for transport when the good is authenticated. The transport provider may capture an image of the good. Authenticating the good may include scanning the captured image to identify features, comparing the unique identifiers to the identified features, and authenticating the good when the unique identifier matches the identified features. The good may be rejected if there is not a match between the unique identifier and the identified goods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: AIRSPACE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Rusnak, Neil Holt, Alex Cunanan Panganiban
  • Patent number: 11329984
    Abstract: A limited input device, such as a camera, is authenticated based on a request received from an authenticated application. The application can request an application server to provide the application with a one-time authorization code. The request includes the device identifier associated with the camera. The server stores an association between the one-time authorization code and the device identifier of the camera, and provides the application with the one-time authorization code. The application provides the camera with the one-time authorization code. The camera transmits a request for an access token to the server, the request for the access token including the one-time authorization code and the device identifier associated with the camera. The server verifies the device identifier associated with the camera with that associated with the one-time authorization code, and upon a positive verification authenticates the camera by providing the camera with the access token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Hein
  • Patent number: 11330314
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described herein for preventing a user from terminating a service. Specifically, the media guidance application may generate for display content aimed at preventing the user from terminating a service in response to determining that a user is likely to terminate the service. For example, in response to determining that a particular media asset preferred by a user is accessible through another service, the media guidance application generates the content associated with preventing the user from terminating his or her current service (e.g., discounts to the cost of the current service, promotion or lists of media content available through the current service, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: John Hoctor, Matthew Emans
  • Patent number: 11319089
    Abstract: Systems and methods for interlining checked bags between two unaffiliated airlines. The traveler may purchase the interlining service and be assured that the checked bags associated with that service will be automatically transferred from their first flight to their next flight. The traveler does not have to collect the checked bag, and then re-check it onto the second flight, which may allow a traveler to say with in the security zone of the airport, where permitted by airport flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Air Black Box Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Hance, Andrew Bliesner, Timothy O'Neil-Dunne
  • Patent number: 11321703
    Abstract: Systems and methods for augmenting a dedicated payment instrument to leverage built-in access to real-time support from a central system are provided. Methods may be executed via computer-executable instructions that are stored in a non-transitory memory of the instrument and run on a microprocessor embedded in the instrument. Methods may include receiving a request from a user of the instrument, via one or more sensors, to initiate a support session. The sensors may include a camera, a microphone, and/or a tactile sensor. Methods may include transmitting the request to the central system via a wireless communication element, and receiving, from the central system, support session data. Methods may also include displaying, on a display screen, information based on the support session data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Saurabh Gupta
  • Patent number: 11323526
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium are disclosed for analyzing and visualizing session paths associated with one or more website sessions. The analyzing session paths associated with a website session includes: capturing website data, the website data representing user activity; generating mapped events associated with the user activity; constructing a session path from the mapped events associated with the user activity; and, generating a session path representing the session path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: Luis E. Bocaletti
  • Patent number: 11323848
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for assigning mobile locating units to digital processing plans for industrial processing of workpiece groups each including at least one workpiece are provided. In one aspect, a method includes: maintaining one or more processing plans including order information for industrial processing of one or more workpiece groups each associated with a corresponding processing plan, the one or more workpiece groups being separated according to a separation plan with a machine tool, matching position data of a mobile locating unit acquired with an indoor location system with position data of the one or more workpiece groups or workpieces derived from the separation plan, assigning the mobile locating unit to a workpiece group or a workpiece based on a result of the matching, and assigning the mobile locating unit to a processing plan associated with the workpiece group or the workpiece assigned to the mobile locating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Jens Kappes, Felix Weigelt
  • Patent number: 11314617
    Abstract: A method for an exchange of equipment performance data including the steps of: obtaining performance data of a device not having Internet connectivity; converting the performance data into a scannable code; capturing an image of the scannable code; decoding the scannable code using a computing device to extract an address string encoded in the scannable code, the address string comprising an address of a remote server and the performance data; and initiating, by the computing device, an Internet connection with the remote server using the address string thereby to provide the performance data to the remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: ENDRA Life Sciences Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Gill, Michael M. Thornton
  • Patent number: 11315052
    Abstract: A system and a method for tracking agricultural commodities, such as crop inventories, is based on measuring a flow of crop through an equipment unit during a period of time, and determining the flow of crop through the unit to be a transfer event. More particularly, there is measured a quantity of crop in a first equipment unit; followed by a detection of a presence of one or more additional equipment units proximate the first equipment unit; and by a determination of at least one crop transfer event between the first equipment and at least one of the additional equipment units based on a change in the quantity of crop in the first equipment unit and the detection of presence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Brandt Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Larry Chanasyk, Cameron Bodie, Brian Classen, Michael Kaeding, Nick Ryder
  • Patent number: 11314998
    Abstract: Systems, computer-implemented methods, apparatus, and/or computer program products that can facilitate adaptable QR codes to launch customized experiences are provided. In various embodiments, a system can receive, from a client device, a quick response (QR) code, a client identifier, and location data associated with the client device. In various aspects, the system can identify, from a plurality of merchants, a first merchant that corresponds to the QR code, based on identifying that the first merchant corresponds to the location data. In various instances, the system can identify, from a plurality of client profiles, a first client profile that corresponds to the client identifier. In various cases, the system can identify a digital content based on the first merchant and the first client profile. In various aspects, the system can cause the digital content to be provided to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Oscar Charles Edward Sanderson, Rajvijay Govindaraju, Nitin Prabhu, Patrick Babcock, Susheela Tirukavalluri, William Lowell Conway
  • Patent number: 11308468
    Abstract: Described is cryptographically managed telecommunications settlement occurring in real time with generation and termination of a telecommunications channel. Upon the generation of a communications channel, a contract fund is established between two or more telecommunications services and recorded on a cryptographic ledger. Over the course of regular intervals of channel service, cryptocurrency is released from the contract fund. Upon termination of the communications channel, the released amount of the contract fund is transferred to the receiving provider telecommunications, the remainder back to the requesting telecommunications service. Transactions between cryptocurrency wallets are all published to the cryptographic ledger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: OX Labs Inc.
    Inventors: George Melika, Akbar Thobhani
  • Patent number: 11308184
    Abstract: A method of integrating a cryptographically secured digital asset into a digital video game application includes receiving a digital asset identification (ID) code representative of cryptographically secure digital asset. The digital asset ID code exists together with a unique owner ID code on a distributed blockchain ledger, and includes a code string segmented into a series of code subsets. A first plurality of the code subsets includes data indicative of a plurality of attributes of the digital asset. The digital asset ID code is provided to a virtual object generator, which returns a virtual object constructed from the first plurality of the code subsets of the unique owner ID code, and where the virtual object further including a plurality of object attributes. At least one of the character attributes is then modified according to at least one of the object attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Andon, Matthew Davis, Hien Tommy Pham, Jeremy Schroeder
  • Patent number: 11308518
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for increasing sales profits by dynamically determining a promotion associated with a coupon. The promotion may be determined and delivered to a mobile device once the mobile device is in a geographic location associated with the coupon. By allowing advertisers to change or decide promotions in real-time, demand may be smoothed and profits may be maximized. When the mobile device is in the location associated with the coupons, advertisers can use a variety of factors including location, time of day, current sales or redemption data, or information known about the mobile device to set or adjust an ideal promotion for the current situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick McDevitt
  • Patent number: 11301922
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for determining additional vehicle data for a vehicle based on a vehicle identifier, such as a vehicle identification number (VIN). Based on the VIN, manufacturer codes, model codes, and other additional manufacturer information can be determined. The manufacturer codes and/or model codes can be used in determining a list of options on the vehicle. This information can be used by a variety of systems in determining more accurate vehicle specifications to yield more accurate vehicle evaluations based at least in part on the list options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: AUTO I.D., INC.
    Inventor: Sean Smith
  • Patent number: 11301651
    Abstract: Method, device and system for data transfer between a mobile device (3) and a reader device (2), the method of data transfer comprising: transmitting (S3) a request value from an ultra-wideband communications module (1) to the reader device (2); determining (S4) a distance between the ultra-wideband communications module (1) and the reader device (2); generating (S5) a validation value in the reader device using the request value and transmitting (S6) the validation value from the reader device (2) to the mobile device (3), if the distance is smaller than a predefined value; verifying (S7), in the mobile device (3), the validation value; and enabling (S8), in the mobile device (3), further data transfer (S9) between the mobile device (3) and the reader device (2), upon affirmative verifying of the validation value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: DORMAKABA SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Paul Studerus, Marcel Plüss
  • Patent number: 11301735
    Abstract: An inlay for a transaction card includes a weighted member and a surround positioned around a perimeter of the weighted member. A first film is positioned on a first surface of the weighted member and a first surface of the surround and a second film is positioned on a second surface of the weighted member and a second surface of the surround.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: CPI CARD GROUP—COLORADO, INC.
    Inventor: Barry Mosteller
  • Patent number: 11299346
    Abstract: Drug packets may be dispensed as a belt of drug packets. Machine-readable identifiers in the belt may be automatically read to identify drug packets and associate the drug packets with the received orders. The drug packets may be automatically inspected to confirm contents of the drug packets against the received orders. The belt may be automatically separated into segments of drug packets. Each of the segments may correspond to a supply period and each of the drug packets within each of the segments may correspond to a drug dose event for the multi-drug regimen within the supply period. The segments of the belt may be automatically accumulated into belt rolls such that, for each of the belt rolls, a first segment end is on an interior of the belt roll and a second segment end is on an exterior of the belt roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Express Scripts Strategic Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert E. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 11300579
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods, devices and systems for associating consumable data with an assay consumable used in a biological assay. Provided are assay systems and associated consumables, wherein the assay system adjusts one or more steps of an assay protocol based on consumable data specific for that consumable. Various types of consumable data are described, as well as methods of using such data in the conduct of an assay by an assay system. The present invention also relates to consumables (e.g., kits and reagent containers), software, data deployable bundles, computer-readable media, loading carts, instruments, systems, and methods, for performing automated biological assays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Meso Scale Technologies, LLC.
    Inventors: Manish Kochar, Peter J. Bosco, Gary I. Krivoy, Louis W. Pang, Jennifer Parker, Jacob N. Wohlstadter, Michael L. Vock
  • Patent number: 11301799
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for tracking physical delivery of a batch of products through a third party system and registration of the batch of products with a seller using a non-recurring secure identifier for the batch of products are provided. The computer-implemented method and system allow for generating a non-recurring secure identifier for a batch of products containing one or more products; assigning the non-recurring secure identifier to the batch of products; and using the non-recurring secure identifier for associating the batch of products with an account of a recipient, wherein the batch of products are enabled to receive services associated with the account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Aeris Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Olivier G. Coutand, Subramanian Balakrishnan, Narendra Kumar Sharma, Ivan L. Stanchev, Drew S. Johnson, Deborah Robbins Schwarzer
  • Patent number: 11301654
    Abstract: An induction system for filtering the induction of objects to an object processing system is disclosed. The induction system includes an evaluation means for evaluating at least one characteristic of an object, and a routing system for routing the object in one of a plurality of directions responsive to the evaluated characteristic, at least one of the plurality of directions leading to the object processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Berkshire Grey Operating Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Wagner, Matthew T. Mason, Christopher Geyer, John Richard Amend, Jr., Kyle Maroney, Joseph Romano, Victoria Hinchey, Jeffrey Kittredge, Andrew Gauthier, Lakshman Kumar, Prasanna Velagapudi
  • Patent number: 11304118
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises one or more product carrying regions for carrying products for purchase and one or more handles for grasping by a customer to move the apparatus around a store. The apparatus includes one or more sensors to detect one or more products for purchase placed in the one or more product carrying regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Peter D. Karabinis, Rajendra Singh
  • Patent number: 11303815
    Abstract: Provided is an imaging apparatus including an imaging unit that performs imaging, a communication unit having a communication range corresponding to an imaging range in which the imaging is performed, and performs communication with an external apparatus located within the communication range, and an imaging control unit that controls processing regarding the imaging on the basis of information regarding the external apparatus acquired through the communication and pre-setting associated with the information regarding the external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuo Yoshizawa
  • Patent number: 11295326
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable medium (collectively, the “system”) is disclosed for generating real-time insights from a big data storage platform. The system may process transaction data stored in a big data management system (BDMS) to generate characteristic data associated with a plurality of demographics. The system may also model an account associated with a corporate ID to identify a demographic from the plurality of demographics associated with the corporate ID. The system may further compare the user data associated with the corporate ID to the characteristic data of the demographic associated with the corporate ID to generate a view responsive to a request. The system may also transmit the view in response to the request, for example, to an interface for use by a program administrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jane Cook, Michelle Geller, Yogaraj Jayaprakasam, Abhishek Kachhara, Sanjay Madaan
  • Patent number: 11295098
    Abstract: A smart driver card device and data management system that includes a card and reader that facilitates both people and traffic officials to accumulate, fetch driver and vehicle details, such as driver license, vehicle registration, and insurance documents, through a wireless medium; allows authorized persons, such as users, to store additional information about their medical insurance and benefits, health issue history, their recent check-up details, and related or similar information; verifies data sets by an authorized administration personnel and stored in a centralized database; and provides users with complete authorization details to update their vehicle and medical data in a timely manner but are limited to certain documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventor: Dev Kumar Thappla
  • Patent number: 11295318
    Abstract: Presented are cryptographic digital assets for retail products, methods for making/using such cryptographic digital assets, and computing systems for generating, intermingling, and exchanging blockchain-protected products. A method for provisioning cryptographic digital assets associated with retail product transfers includes broadcasting notifications of a future transaction of a retail product, and receiving, over a distributed computing network from the computing devices of multiple users, requests to participate in the transaction. A select number of users is added to a virtual line associated with the retail product transaction; from the virtual line, a first user is selected to receive the retail product and a second user is selected to receive a cryptographic digital asset containing a digital retail product and a unique digital asset code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Andon, Hien Tommy Pham
  • Patent number: 11296897
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the invention is directed to a method of reading a marking, comprising a stimulation step, wherein a physical challenge according to a predetermined challenge-response authentication scheme corresponding to the PUF is created and applied to a PUF; a detection step, wherein a response generated by the PUF in accordance with the challenge-response authentication scheme in reaction to the challenge is detected and a digital signal representing the response is generated; a processing step, wherein the digital signal is processed in order to generate a hash value of the response by application of a predetermined cryptographic hash function to the digital signal; and an output step, wherein data representing the generated hash value as a first reading result is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Endress, Daniel Szabo, Frederic Berkermann, Fabian Wahl
  • Patent number: 11295126
    Abstract: An authentication method includes receiving, at a processor, a signal representing an image of a serialization code and multiple flecks of a label, the flecks having a random distribution. The processor detects the serialization code and applies a modification to the image to produce a modified image. A subset of flecks of the modified image is detected, and metrics associated with each fleck from the subset of flecks are identified. The identified metrics are compared with metrics associated with a unique signature, and a message is displayed, via a user interface, indicating an authenticity of the label based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Covectra, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Smith, Ronald Ducharme, Abhijeet Bhandari, Stephen M. Wood, Gary Miloscia
  • Patent number: 11295581
    Abstract: An information processing device structured to process information of an information recording medium having been inserted inside may include a communication part which receives a radio wave of a specific frequency band, and a foreign matter detection part structured to detect that a foreign matter has been attached in response to an intensity of the radio wave received by the communication part being greater than or equal to a threshold value for a predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaya Fujimoto, Junro Takeuchi, Kohei Okui
  • Patent number: 11288658
    Abstract: Contactless payment data can be received from a mobile device via a contactless payment terminal. Responsive to receiving the contactless payment data from the mobile device, a token can be communicated to the mobile device via the contactless payment terminal, the token configured to be processed by the mobile device to initiate a particular communication functionality by the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gary Bettesworth, Andreas Martens, Sam Rogers, Paul S. M. Thorpe
  • Patent number: 11282335
    Abstract: A management system for a table game includes a function in which the type and the number of bet game tokens are determined independently in bet areas including at least a player bet area and a banker bet area based on an image analysis result by an image analyzer and it is determined whether the total amount of money or the total number of game tokens every sitting number or in each of the read areas based on the image analysis result by the image analyzer is matched with the total amount of money or the total number of game tokens every sitting number or in each of the read areas based on the read result by a chip reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: ANGEL GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta