Systems Controlled By Data Bearing Records Patents (Class 235/375)
  • Patent number: 12014344
    Abstract: This present invention relates to a novel vending machine system that stores a variety of items, such as clothing, food, and more, to fulfil the desires and requirements of various users. The novel vending machine system features various storage compartments, a dispenser tray, a user interface, a trash bin, a drone delivery mechanism, a staff tech room and much more to enhance the functionality of conventional vending machines. The vending machine system has spacious storage compartments to store, organize, and display a variety of items for purchase, including everyday necessities as well as seasonal items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Inventor: Calvin Kennon
  • Patent number: 12014388
    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: June 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: TixTrack, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Sunshine, Rod Goodman, Michael Arya, Larry Chu
  • Patent number: 12012068
    Abstract: A method for activating access to a vehicle within a vehicle fleet parked in a parking area not covered by a data network. An activation signal is sent from a user's computer equipment via a short-range wireless connection. The activation signal is received by embedded computer equipment of a plurality of fleet vehicles. A computerized logic process leads to an election of at least one of the vehicles. The process is based on an analysis of the fuel level and/or the electrical charging level of the fleet vehicles, or on an analysis of the intensity with which the activation signal has been received. The elected vehicle is identified by transmitting its location and/or identification data, which transmission is done via a short-range wireless connection in the parking area. An access authorization to the elected vehicle is transmitted from the user equipment, which transmission is done via a short-range wireless connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: VULOG
    Inventor: François Colon
  • Patent number: 12014580
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system for checking in baggage of a passenger. The system includes an electronic acquiring device that acquires an originating hardcopy bag tag identifier (OP-BTI) associated with or printed on a printed bag tag from an originating airline travel carrier that is on a luggage item of a passenger. This creates a digital BTI data record linked to the airline travel carrier. The system further includes utilizing the OP-BTI as a unique identifier to query a database to retrieve return flight data of the passenger. The system includes checking in, by the at least one processor, each luggage item for the passenger for the return flight with a return flight travel carrier identified in the retrieved return flight data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Inventor: Craig Mateer
  • Patent number: 12006145
    Abstract: An automated storage and retrieval system includes a guiding assembly and a vehicle. The guiding assembly includes a first guiding system arranged in a first horizontal plane and extending in a first direction, and a second guiding system arranged in a second horizontal plane and extending in a second direction which is orthogonal to the first direction, and a plurality of storage containers. The vehicle includes a lifting device for picking up storage containers that includes a lifting frame connectable to a storage container via lifting bands including powering and control cables for controlling a gripping device on the lifting frame. The vehicle includes at least one reader arranged on the lifting frame configured to read at least one label of a storage container of the system. The at least one reader is power and signally connected to onboard controls and communications systems of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Autostore Technology AS
    Inventors: Jørgen Djuve Heggebø, Ivar Fjeldheim, Trond Austrheim
  • Patent number: 12006152
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing temporary storage in warehouses are disclosed herein. An example method includes receiving a first electronic notification that items of a shipment are to be stored in temporary locations in a warehouse; in response to the first notification, automatically redirecting location information determined electronically based on asset tags affixed to the items from a warehouse management system to a temporary storage management system as the items are stored in the temporary locations; receiving a second electronic notification that the items are to be moved from the temporary locations to final locations; and in response to the second notification, automatically communicating the redirected location information to enable the warehouse worker to locate the items at the temporary locations based on the redirected location information and store them at the final locations, the final locations identified for the warehouse worker by the warehouse management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Andre Luecht, Nathan J. Clevenger
  • Patent number: 12002316
    Abstract: When attending an event at a venue, the attendee typically presents ticket information that is scanned by a venue scanner. In conventional systems, once validated, the scanner prints a paper stub that typically includes seat location data. Production of this paper stub can be dispensed with, and the associated data conveyed by the paper stub as well as additional information not contemplated or possible with paper stubs can be conveyed by an electronic stub or e-stub that resides on a device of the attendee, generally the same device employed to present the ticket information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Flash Seats, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Gerace, Michael Rojas, Matthew Servant
  • Patent number: 12001899
    Abstract: A binary punch marker identifies pipes and welds at joints of pipes, and a system and method fabricate such a binary punch marker. The binary punch marker has information encoded by recesses in the marker for identifying the pipes and welds. The information is encrypted to prevent forgery of metallic assets such as pipes, pipelines, storage tanks, etc. during inspection of the metallic assets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Enrico Bovero, Dana Abdullatif
  • Patent number: 11995639
    Abstract: A system and method for a dynamic-link verification process between an electronic device and a transaction or event. The first step is engagement by a mobile electronic device with an initiator that is linked with a specific verification event that triggers a text message to auto-populate on a mobile electronic device. The message comprising metadata about the user and the event or transaction. The second step is for the electronic device to send the auto-populated message to a message gateway thus initiating the verification of the user. The message gateway works with a management service and one or more databases to verify the identify and other aspects of the user based on instructions provided by the event host. Approval or denial of the transaction or request to gain entry is sent to the mobile device and the event host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: TAPTEXT LLC
    Inventors: Steve Doumar, Paul Levasseur
  • Patent number: 11995677
    Abstract: The amount of user activity performed in relation to a promotion may be tracked based on user content captured via the client application. At least a portion of user content captured via the client application may be scanned and analyzed to identify user activity related to the user content. Augmented reality content items may be executable to generate content that is displayed in relation to the user content and that indicates an amount of user activity related to the promotion. In addition, the augmented reality content items may be executable to generate content in relation to the user content that indicates one or more redemption options for the promotion based on an amount of user activity performed by a user of the client application that captured the user content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Virginia Drummond, Erika Michele Kehrwald, Jean Luo, Alek Matthiessen, Celia Nicole Mourkogiannis
  • Patent number: 11995506
    Abstract: A method in a computing device includes: capturing, via a camera of a computing device, an image of a monitoring device including a sensor, the sensor presenting an active one of a set of predefined visual states; detecting, within the image, a machine-readable indicium disposed on the monitoring device; determining, from the machine-readable indicium, a state detection parameter; selecting, according to the state detection parameter, at least portion of the image containing the sensor and determining the active state presented by the sensor; controlling an output assembly of the computing device to present a handling notification based on the determined active state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: James Roger Morley-Smith, Cameron James Smith, Hannah Marie Legg
  • Patent number: 11983702
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a computer system displaying a user interface that includes a representation of a card, where the representation of the card includes a plurality of layers that are concurrently displayed. The plurality of layers include a first layer with a first visual asset and a second layer with a second visual asset. A first set of visual effects is applied to the first visual asset without applying the first set of visual effects to the second visual asset. A second set of visual effects, different from the first set of visual effects, is applied to the second visual asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas V. King, Stacey Rebecca Abrams
  • Patent number: 11983689
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method comprising receiving captured sensor data; detecting, based on the captured sensor data, a person proximate a point of sale terminal; determining a category for the detected person proximate the point of sale terminal; and selectively providing access to functionality at the point of sale terminal based on the determined category of the detected person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Shopify Inc.
    Inventors: Daanish Maan, Michael Joseph DeFazio
  • Patent number: 11985039
    Abstract: Systems, methods, software and a framework are disclosed for an improved, adaptable, intelligent, real time, machine learning, AI/Robot integrated, large scale, cloud computing based synchronous communications/computing network enabled with adaptive intelligent ‘4D spherical scaling’ of databases, servers, and/or virtual servers and/or server clusters and elastically with their directly associated computer caches/storage and linked and ‘intra-scalable microservices’ and with external resources and with ‘tech stack awareness’, and ‘tech stack integration’ functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Ameranth, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith R. McNally
  • Patent number: 11985788
    Abstract: In one aspect, an example system implementing the disclosed techniques includes an optically readable label provided at a U position of a plurality of U positions in a data center rack, wherein the optically readable label encodes location identifying information. The system also includes an optical reader provided in an electronic device, the optical reader configured to sense and read the location identifying information encoded on the optically readable label in response to being mounted in the U position in the data center rack and initial power on of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Jason Staph, John Hogenmiller, Gabrielle Sweda, Neil Marini
  • Patent number: 11973757
    Abstract: A security system in a network connected computing device, the device executing a software component that receives information stored in a matrix barcode, the information including a reference to a resource accessible via the network, the system including: a service bar that blocks the software component from accessing services of the computing device; and a logic unit that determines services of the computing device needed by the software component to access the resource, wherein the service bar is adapted to, responsive to a verification of permission of the software component to access the determined services, unblock the software component in order that the software component can access the resource and accesses the determined services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventor: Fadi El-Moussa
  • Patent number: 11972426
    Abstract: A method for authenticating a user includes receiving an authorization request for a transaction from an account. A plurality of authentication questions each having a corresponding correct answer are associated with the account. A first set of authentication questions of the plurality of authentication questions is transmitted to a communication device by way of an interactive voice response (IVR) call. A first set of user-generated answers corresponding to the first set of authentication questions is received from the communication device. The method further includes determining whether the user is an account holder of the account based on at least the first set of user-generated answers. The transaction is processed based on the determination that the user is the account holder of the account, thereby authenticating the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventors: Jaipal Singh Kumawat, Vipul Mehrotra, Hemant Arora
  • Patent number: 11970334
    Abstract: Described herein are devices, systems and methods related to automated waste management. Aspects of the present disclosure include devices, systems, and methods comprising an autonomous waste bin. The autonomous waste bin may include a first and second driving wheels connected to a base of a hollow receptacle. The autonomous waste bin may include a first and second driving motor connected to the first and second driving wheels respectively, the first and second driving motor configured to provide a driving force to the first and second driving wheels. The autonomous waste bin may include at least one controller in communication with the first and second driving motors, the at least one controller configured to control the movement of the autonomous waste bin, via the first and second driving wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Synchronous Technologies & Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick Patrick McLaughlin, Jillian Marie Callet
  • Patent number: 11966905
    Abstract: An improved savings education and management system includes a base unit including a processor, non-transitory computer-readable memory, a display, and buttons, wherein the base unit includes a housing which presents an appearance of an egg. A mobile unit includes a processor, non-transitory computer-readable memory, and a display. A computer server includes a processor and non-transitory computer-readable server memory storing a database including a user account, the user account having financial accounts and corresponding to the base unit and the mobile unit. The base unit includes instructions stored in the memory that present on the display information related to the user account which corresponds to the one of the buttons. The mobile unit includes mobile instructions stored in the memory that transmit an instruction to the computer server to debit one of the financial accounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Inventors: Nicolle S Hood, Annamarie Shoen
  • Patent number: 11967163
    Abstract: A security element is applied to a document or an object in the form of a directly printed marking or in the form of a tag made of paper or another material, with or without an identifier. A user can take a picture of the marking or tag with a smartphone and then send the picture to a device including software provided with a recognition algorithm including neural networks. The device visualizes the fingerprint of the tag or marking, thus making it possible to ascertain the authenticity of the document or object. In order to establish the authenticity of the product protected by the device, the image, stored in a cloud or blockchain database, of the tag obtained after printing same or of the marking is compared with a new description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: CYPHEME
    Inventor: Hugo Garcia-Cotte
  • Patent number: 11967417
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system comprising a filtration and/or diffusion device and an editable dataset comprising data pertaining to the filtration and/or diffusion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: GAMBRO LUNDIA AB
    Inventors: Till Goldammer, Thomas Ertl
  • Patent number: 11959867
    Abstract: A vessel includes a memory and a processor operatively coupled to the memory. The memory is configured to store a vessel identifier. The processor is configured to initiate a timer for a shelf life of a solution placed into the vessel. The processor is also configured to conduct a measurement of the solution using one or more sensors in the vessel. The processor is also configured to compare the measurement to a threshold for the solution. The processor is further configured to activate a solution indicator to indicate that the solution should be discarded responsive to a determination that the shelf life has expired or a determination that the measurement exceeds the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Eduard Veening, Lambertus Gerardus Petrus van der Heijden, David Holden, Arnoud Gengler
  • Patent number: 11959861
    Abstract: An agricultural machine is disclosed that includes an NIR sensor configured to detect NIR spectra of plant material and output them as raw data, an evaluation unit configured to derive at least one parameter of the plant material in real time from the raw data, and an interface for the data traffic with at least one data processing unit outside of or external to the agricultural machine that is configured to transmit the raw data to the data processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Björn Stremlau, Carsten Grove, Michael Roggenland, Frank Claussen, Maximilian von Nordheim, Jeremias Hagel, Jörg Wesselmann
  • Patent number: 11954679
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method includes receiving, from a user of a user device, a request for an authorization-by-proxy payment on delivery (POD); requesting, at the user device, the user identify an authorized proxy for the authorization-by-proxy POD; generating an authorization-by-proxy code based upon buyer-controlled payment control parameters; and using the buyer-controlled payment parameters to control processing of a payment for the authorization-by-proxy POD. In some embodiments, the method further includes pre-authorizing, at shipment time of merchandise associated with the authorization-by-proxy POD, a hold on a monetary amount associated with an order of the merchandise associated with the authorization-by-proxy POD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: Sam Hamilton, Akon Samir Dey, Vaibhav Prakash Gajre, Veerabhadraiah Lingadhalli Matadha
  • Patent number: 11954930
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to advanced image signal processing technology including: i) rapid localization for machine-readable indicia including, e.g., 1-D and 2-D barcodes; and ii) barcode reading and decoders. One claim recites: an image processing method comprising: obtaining 2-dimensional (2D) image data representing a 1-dimensional (1D) barcode within a first image area; generating a plurality of scanlines across the first image area; for each of the plurality of scanlines, synchronizing the scanline, including decoding an initial set of numerical digits represented by the scanline, in which said synchronizing provides a scale estimate for the scanline; using a path decoder to decode remaining numerical digits within the scanline, the path decoder decoding multiple numerical digits in groups, in which the scale estimate is adapted as the remaining numerical digits are decoded; and providing decoded numerical digits as an identifier represented by the scanline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Brett A. Bradley, Tomas Filler, Vojtech Holub
  • Patent number: 11954701
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a real-time merchandising system for the communication of offers and the acceptance or rejection of the communicated offers. The offers communicated may be based on the location of the merchandising system, the time of day and the user device that is in proximity of the system. The merchandising system may require no, or a minimum of, user interaction for an offer to be accepted or rejected or for the offer to expire. It may also be configured to track and analyze offer campaign effectiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventor: Jerry Wald
  • Patent number: 11956399
    Abstract: A reading apparatus includes a communication unit, a scanner, and a processor. The communication unit communicates with a wireless tag provided on paper. The scanner scans the paper. The processor acquires data from the wireless tag through the communication unit, acquires an image from the paper by using the scanner, and generates a file in which the data is embedded in the image as hidden characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Katsunori Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11950926
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a flexible body having a first portion and a second portion, an electronic component in the first portion and the second portion of the flexible body, a first magnetic element in the first portion of the flexible body and a second magnetic element in the second portion of the flexible body. The first magnetic and the second magnetic generate a repulsive force with each other when the flexible body is bent and the first portion and the second portion of the flexible body are moved toward each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: ADVANCED SEMICONDUCTOR ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventor: Chao Wei Liu
  • Patent number: 11954554
    Abstract: Methods and systems for identifying and accurately monitoring evaporation from casks storing high value liquor are presented herein. A Cask Identification and Evaporation Monitoring (CIEM) system includes instrumentation to identify cask location within a high volume storage facility and monitor loss of content from each cask. The resulting data is communicated to a CIEM tracking server for storage and further analysis. The CIEM tracking server identifies excessive short term losses, e.g., leaks, arising anywhere in the storage facility. In addition, the CIEM tracking server identifies long term loss trends. The long term loss trends are enable data-driven management of the cask conditioning process, including tasks such as scheduling of cask rotation within the storage facility, bottling, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: DT Whisky Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Amrit Singh, Shawn B. Smith, Nagendra Palle
  • Patent number: 11946766
    Abstract: A method of locating mobile assets in an environment using a wireless sensing system, comprising deploying a plurality of tape nodes in the environment, at least a portion of the tape nodes each associated with a respective mobile asset; detecting and storing location, status and movement data of the mobile assets using the plurality of tape nodes; and processing the stored location, status and movement data to determine if the asset is being used, is in storage or is misplaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventors: Hendrik J. Volkerink, Ajay Khoche, Taylor Albert Gregoire-Wright
  • Patent number: 11945241
    Abstract: A printer for printing plate-like media made of plastic and/or metal such as printing marker cards with markers for marking electrical appliances has various functional devices and an apparatus for handling the printable plate-like media. The marker cards are conveyed in the printer between the functional devices. The handling apparatus has several stations which are formed as receiving and fixing devices for a marker card to be printed. One or more of the stations is configured so as to be pivotable, such that it can be pivoted out of a first pivot position into a second pivot position against a resilient stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Markus Dahlmann, Thorsten Bornefeld, René Manke, Rico Schindler, Thomas Köster
  • Patent number: 11948188
    Abstract: An automated Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) exception processing method, system, and recording medium for facilitating completion of an ATM deposit transaction upon an occurrence of an exception. The method includes remotely monitoring an ATM for the exception by an automated ATM monitoring system over a first communication network, and automatically reporting a detected exception resulting in a failed ATM deposit transaction, by a processor in the automated ATM monitoring system, to both a customer processing system and to a reconstruction transaction system over a second communication network. The process also includes processing a customer claim by the customer processing system based on the failed ATM deposit transaction, and reconstructing the failed ATM deposit transaction by the reconstruction transaction system. The method further incudes reconciling the customer claim with the reconstructed ATM deposit transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: David Anthony Quesenberry, Warren Gavin Lewis
  • Patent number: 11948404
    Abstract: This invention presents a method for streamlining both the luggage handling and check-in processes for passengers traveling with a first-mode travel carrier (FMTC). The process involves obtaining the identifier of a paper bag tag (BT) from the FMTC on a passenger's luggage, converting it into digital data, and linking it to the FMTC. The passenger's bag number is extracted from the digital data, and additional passenger data such as the passenger name record (PNR) is accessed from the FMTC using this number. The method then autonomously generates a passenger manifest record, combining the digital bag tag data with the PNR, to facilitate check-in for the return leg of the journey with a return travel carrier (RTC). This process is repeated for multiple passengers associated with a lodging entity, creating passenger manifest files that serve as a conduit for checking in passengers with the RTC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventor: Craig Mateer
  • Patent number: 11941578
    Abstract: Methods and systems using unqiue item identifiers and a wireless device to (a) authenticate authorization to take possession of an item and (b) specifying and/or tracking service processing of the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: The Laundry Chute, LLC
    Inventors: James Andrew Janis, David Dwane Conklin, Robert Alan Young
  • Patent number: 11943624
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to eligibility checking for transfer of one or more electronic subscriber identity modules (eSIMs) between two mobile wireless devices. Eligibility to transfer an eSIM to an eUICC of a target device can depend on whether the eUICC of the target device satisfies certain security requirements for the eSIMs to be transferred. The mobile wireless devices can obtain a transfer eligibility result based on communication with one or more network-based servers that can determine compatibility for eSIM transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Padova, Xiangying Yang
  • Patent number: 11938090
    Abstract: A substrate includes a first surface area; and a second surface area with a second roughness value. In a height profile of the substrate along a cutting line crossing the first surface area and the second surface area, a height of the substrate along a first section of the height profile is larger than the height of the substrate along a second section of the height profile. In the height profile an absolute value of a height difference between a point of maximum height or an averaged height, respectively, of the second section and a point of minimal height or an averaged height, respectively, of the first section defines a depth value. A ratio of the depth value and the second roughness value is between 2 and 35. A marking element extends across the first surface area and the second surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: SCHOTT Pharma AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Oliver Sohr, Stephan Corvers, Christoph Brüning
  • Patent number: 11941674
    Abstract: A system for managing a local area shopping network is disclosed. The plurality of subsystems includes an order request subsystem, configured to receive a request of a product order from registered/unregistered (a customer can be guest customer) customers. The plurality of subsystems includes a parameter determination subsystem configured to determine a delivery area, a delivery schedule for sellers and determine product pickup area for the customers/buyers based on their preference and location. A buyer may decide for delivery only, in that case there is no pickup area/perimeter. The plurality of subsystems includes a product transaction subsystem. The product transaction subsystem is configured to identify (all sellers. If there are none that meet criteria then it is blank) one seller from the list of the registered sellers based on received request of the product order and establish a direct communication link with the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Inventor: Nirmal Somani
  • Patent number: 11942200
    Abstract: The disclosed techniques include obtaining sensor data from one or more sensors configured to detect movement related to a user of the one or more sensors, and determining, based on the sensor data, of an occurrence of a gesture-based physical behavior event of the user. The techniques further cause adjustment of a medication dosage for delivery to the user based on determining the occurrence of the gesture-based physical behavior event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventor: Katelijn Vleugels
  • Patent number: 11931833
    Abstract: Systems and methods for welding asset tracking are disclosed. In some examples, a welding asset tracking system may comprise an asset tracking network of tags, hubs, and/or gateways retained by welding assets within a welding area. The asset tracking network may obtain and/or communicate to an asset tracking server welding data related to one or more of the welding assets, as well as position data obtained via an internal and/or external positioning system. In this way, the welding asset tracking server may continually receive updated information regarding each welding assets identity, location, and/or use. The asset tracking server may additionally send a command to a selected welding asset that causes an interface of the selected welding asset to emit an output that enables an operator to physically identify the welding asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: James Francis Rappl, Todd Holverson
  • Patent number: 11935030
    Abstract: A method, device, and system for conducting trusted payment transactions including establishing a trust relationship between a first mobile computing device and a second mobile computing device. The first mobile computing device may initiate a payment transaction with a point-of-sale device, communicate with the second mobile communication device to retrieve payment information from the second mobile communication device, and complete the payment transaction with the point-of-sale device using the payment information. The second mobile computing device is configured to verify the user and identity of the first mobile computing device prior to providing the payment information. Communications between the mobile computing devices may be encrypted using pre-determined encryption techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Gyan Prakash, Selim Aissi
  • Patent number: 11935711
    Abstract: A seesaw switch includes a rocker configured to rock by a press operation; a first fulcrum located at least at one end portion in a longitudinal direction of the rocker; a second fulcrum located between the one end portion and another end portion opposite to the one end portion in the longitudinal direction of the rocker; and a main switch disposed on the another end portion opposite to the one end portion at which the first fulcrum is located in the rocker and configured to have contact with the rocker due to rock of the rocker by the press operation, wherein a fulcrum of the rocker is switched between the first fulcrum and the second fulcrum in accordance with an amount of the press operation to the another end portion opposite to the one end portion at which the first fulcrum is located in the longitudinal direction of the rocker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: JVCKENWOOD Corporation
    Inventor: Takeshi Shimoyama
  • Patent number: 11934202
    Abstract: A smart container for transporting items in transportation vehicles, e.g., an autonomous vehicle (AV), having heating/cooling capabilities, security features, unloading/loading assistance, and/or GPS cellular tracking for positional awareness, and methods of use thereof, are provided. The smart container includes an inductive charging module for receiving power from the vehicle. The container may provide information to facilitate delivery. When the vehicle arrives at a delivery destination, the customer may be provided a map of containers within the vehicle, and a specific container may provide an indication that it is the correct container. The customer may then provide a code to access the container. If a container is improperly removed, an alarm may be triggered and a notification may be provided to a third party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart Salter, Peter Phung, Adam Carlson, Benjamin Richer, Annette Huebner
  • Patent number: 11936714
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method and a device to communicate between a mobile terminal and at least two backend servers, and the method of the present invention includes the following steps: registering a user of the mobile terminal as a user of the first backend server; obtaining the coding information by the barcode image taken through decoding the mobile terminal; the first backend server parsing the coding information to determine whether the barcode image is generated according to a preset coding rule, if the barcode image is generated according to the preset coding rule, executing subsequent steps; if the barcode image is not generated according to the preset coding rule, stopping executing the method after the mobile terminal is connected to a webpage corresponding to the coding information; the mobile terminal extracting service information corresponding to the coding information according to the coding information; the second backend server providing a service to the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Inventor: Wei Xu
  • Patent number: 11928913
    Abstract: A system and method for control of prescription drug packaging and dispensing machines located in an in-patient health care facility including centralized control and enhanced communication between system components. Delay and errors in processing item data in the prescription dispensing system are reduced by using concise ID data incorporated into each canister memory chip and storing canister contents data elsewhere. Canisters are configured in a pharmacy using interchangeable parts. Data being processed is synchronized by a combination of user tokens (who), data identifiers (what), and unique Ids for the entities in the system (where). The foregoing combination enables substantial efficiency improvements and error reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: BTP Fund, LP
    Inventor: Stewart W. Stephens
  • Patent number: 11930014
    Abstract: A system includes a central server and one or more user devices connected by a network. The central server receives a request initiated by a user using a user device for a data interaction associated with a data file. The central server checks whether the user is authorized to perform the requested data interaction based on a list of user authorizations. If the user is authorized to perform the data interaction, the central server checks whether the data interaction satisfies at least one rule defined for the user relating to a type of the requested data interaction. If the data interaction satisfies the at least one rule, the central server performs an additional level of authorization to verify an identity of the user. The central server further processes the data interaction when the additional level of authorization is successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Shubhada Bhat
  • Patent number: 11922400
    Abstract: Systems and methods for activating and using dynamic cards are disclosed. In one embodiment, in an information processing apparatus comprising at least one computer processor, a method for activating a dynamic transaction instrument may include: (1) receiving, from an electronic device, an identification of an inactive financial instrument to activate; (2) receiving, from the electronic device, at least one parameter that restricts the use of the inactive financial instrument after it is activated; and (3) activating the inactive financial instrument subject to the at least one parameter by associating, at a backend, an account with the inactive financial instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Inventors: James P. White, III, Eric Han Kai Chang, Howard Spector, William F Mann, III
  • Patent number: 11922411
    Abstract: Disclosed are a smart card for generating and providing a virtual code, and method and program therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: SSENSTONE INC.
    Inventor: Chang-Hun Yoo
  • Patent number: 11915547
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein concern logistic management of gaming supplies for gaming establishments, such as casinos. The logistic management is electronically managed for automated or user-initiated logistic requests for gaming supplies as well as end-to-end monitoring of fulfillment of such requests. The end-to-end monitoring can make use of electronic monitors, electronic notifications and electronic tracking. Consequently, logistic management can efficiently and reliably monitor, deliver and track supplies within a gaming establishment. Additionally or alternatively to managing request for gaming supplies, logistic management can also manage requests, needs or desires for other supplies or services, such as food and beverage services, gaming services, inventory services, entertainment services, customer services, maintenance services, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Empire Technological Group Limited
    Inventors: Frank Feng, Daryn Kiely
  • Patent number: 11915240
    Abstract: A payment button on a device, such as a mobile phone, allows the user to remain on the window or page from which an item was selected for purchase. When the user is ready to purchases, the button is selected, and the user simply enters an identifier, such as a password or PIN, and the transaction is processed. The button remains on the same screen and changes during different stages of the payment process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Carl Stone
  • Patent number: 11905064
    Abstract: A control module for a labelling apparatus, including: an input configured to receive a label generation request indicating a food item to be labelled; an output configured to provide a print signal to a label printing device; and a processor configured to: identify a set of ingredients of the indicated food item in response to receipt of the label generation request; and verify that the identified set of ingredients of the food item is a most recent set of ingredients of the food item. If the identified set of ingredients of the food item is verified as the most recent, the print signal is output to cause the label printing device to print an information label indicating the set of ingredients of the food item. If the identified set of ingredients cannot be verified as the most recent set of ingredients, provision of the print signal is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Kevin Cartwright