Systems Controlled By Data Bearing Records Patents (Class 235/375)
  • Patent number: 10708265
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for batch registration and configuration of devices are disclosed. A plurality of devices are detected over one or more networks. Data indicative of the plurality of devices is provided through a user interface. Through the user interface, user input is received that indicates a selected plurality of the devices. The selected plurality of the devices are registered with a service provider environment. The selected plurality of the devices are authenticated using device-specific credentials and registered for device-specific accounts with the service provider environment. A configuration profile is deployed to the selected plurality of the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Surabhi Raje, Krishnamurthy Ganesan, Yu-Hsiang Cheng, Ruoyu Fei, Jingyu Ji, Milo Oostergo, Aapo Juhani Laitinen, Collin Charles Davis, Karthik Bellur
  • Patent number: 10704210
    Abstract: An asphalt mix tracking system having a data collection system adapted to determine at least one characteristic of the asphalt mix, a data control system adapted to receive data from the data collection system, a lot tracking system adapted to track a lot of the asphalt mix, a truck tracking system adapted to track a truck, and a pavement injection system adapted to identify the lot of the asphalt mix. The preferred asphalt mix tracking system is adapted to substantially continuously track the asphalt mix from a mixing site to a paving site. A method for tracking an asphalt mix including determining the at least one characteristic of the asphalt mix, communicating the at least one characteristic of the asphalt mix to the data control system, transporting the asphalt mix from the mixing site to the paving site, and injecting an identification means at the paving site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Astec, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Chambers, Harold Crowe, Kris Robertson, Albert Covington, Wayne Hall, Jonathan Brown, Chuck Simpson, Lien Gangte
  • Patent number: 10708742
    Abstract: A method and system for the purchase and activation of services on a wireless device are provided. The method and system include the use of an airtime card with a near field communication tag with a unique identifier code used to improve a user's experience and ease of activation/provisioning of services for the wireless device. In some aspects, the unique identifier may be generated during the activation and purchase of the wireless service and it is not required that the unique identifier code be recorded in a backend system of the wireless provider prior to activation. The services to be purchased and activated may include at least one of the following: out of the box activation, device upgrades, device reactivations, wireless number changes, wireless number porting, and the addition or purchasing of services including airtime, data, and/or SMS enrollments or data content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: TracFone Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Dana Salihi
  • Patent number: 10703525
    Abstract: Disclosed are a label film including a hidden pattern that is displayable through scraping a surface thereof and a manufacturing method thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Tzu-Chin Hung
  • Patent number: 10708257
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for authenticating an identity of an online user. One method includes receiving from the user, through a first device, a request to access a web page associated with the user's online account; transmitting to the user an image that contains a unique ID and a URL of an authentication server; and receiving from the user, through the first device, an authentication request containing the unique ID. The method also includes receiving from the user, through a second device, a log-in ID associated with the user and the unique ID; and authenticating the identity of the user to grant the user access, through the first device, to the web page associated with the user's online account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Dorfman, Donald P. Sengpiehl
  • Patent number: 10696422
    Abstract: The invention relates to a baggage drop system for depositing and checking of baggage into airline flights. The system comprises a conveyor (1), equipped with a static or dynamic weighing scale (17), comprising multiple, spaced apart load cells (18), and computing means adapted to compare the output of the weighing scale (17) with allowable baggage weights, and a substantially horizontal frame member (2?), mounted above the first conveyor (1) at a distance from the upper surface of the first conveyor (1) equal to the maximum allowable height of baggage, thereby forming a physical barrier for oversized baggage. The system allows to check for the presence of living creatures on the conveyor belt, and for conformity with baggage handling system requirements. The system may further comprise a baggage check-in apparatus (3) to allow automatic baggage check-in by a passenger, including means for payment (12) of excess and/or overweight baggage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SITA YPENBURG B.V.
    Inventors: Jorick Naber, Leander Henricus Albertus Ross, Reinout Vander Meülen, Bart René Yvonne Houlleberghs, Roel Reijnen
  • Patent number: 10699225
    Abstract: A CPU 501 of a production management support apparatus 500 is configured to execute: a process of acquiring capability information of a plurality of workers; a process of acquiring work information of a plurality of kinds of work; a process of acquiring work performance information including a work status of a plurality of kinds of work actually executed by the plurality of workers; a process of accepting a designation of a target worker and target work; a process of acquiring the work performance information of the plurality of workers related to the plurality of kinds of work, and generating a predictive model which adopts a work status in the work performance information of each work as a target variable, and which adopts any plurality of feature amounts among feature amounts included in the work information and the capability information as an explanatory variable; a process of applying the predictive model to the capability information of the target worker and the work information of the target work, to
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaolin Sang, Motonobu Saito, Yuji Kakutani, Yuuichi Suginishi
  • Patent number: 10698423
    Abstract: A method of controlling an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) includes receiving an image from one or more vision sensors of the UAV. The image is captured while the UAV is in flight and includes a marker within an environment. The marker has a visual pattern. The method further includes identifying the visual pattern to determine a plurality of instructions encoded in the visual pattern, and controlling, in response to the plurality of instructions, the UAV to perform an action including at least one of adjusting position of a payload, swapping a payload, or capturing an image of a selected subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ang Liu, Xiao Hu, Guyue Zhou
  • Patent number: 10692289
    Abstract: A method includes: receiving, in a first device, a relative description file for physical markers that are positioned at locations, the relative description file defining relative positions for each of the physical markers with regard to at least another one of the physical markers; initially localizing a position of the first device among the physical markers by visually capturing any first physical marker of the physical markers using an image sensor of the first device; and recognizing a second physical marker of the physical markers and a location of the second physical marker without a line of sight, the second physical marker recognized using the relative description file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Brett Barros, Xavier Benavides Palos
  • Patent number: 10692102
    Abstract: Price mining and product re-pricing data processing systems and methods are disclosed. A computer system is configured for displaying (e.g., on an electronic display associated with a particular product in a brick-and-mortar store) a first price for the particular product. The system monitors one or more competitor websites for competing prices, adjusts the first price to a second price if the competitor's pricing for the particular product differs from the first price and updates the first price to the second price on the electronic display. In various embodiments, adjusting the first price to the second price occurs substantially automatically. In some embodiments, the system tracks price change trends of competitors for one or more products and determines a predicted price change prior to an actual competitor price change. In some embodiments, the system changes one of the first price or the second price to the predicted price prior to an actual price change by the competitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Viesoft, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony Vierra
  • Patent number: 10694361
    Abstract: A physical device may include an embedded microprocessor and memory. The memory is loadable with information associated with a holder of the card device. The microprocessor communicates with another device responsive to detecting said another device is within a threshold proximity. The microprocessor further may negotiate for exchanging of the information with said another device based on current context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Lenchner, Toby Kurien, Reha Yurdakul, Sekou L. Remy
  • Patent number: 10691141
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for positing an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in an environment. The UAV may be able to identify visual markers and patterns in the environment. The UAV can distinguish between visual markers and other features in the environment. The visual markers can be analyzed with visual sensors to determine the position of the UAV in the environment. The visual markers can encode instructions to the UAV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ang Liu, Xiao Hu, Guyue Zhou
  • Patent number: 10693857
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for obtaining authenticated access to a service provider system, or more specifically, to a user account maintained on the service provider system, using a single key authentication mechanism. This mechanism includes generating an authentication image that includes user-generated content, user application-generated content, and service provider-generated content; sending the authentication image to the service provider system, which is configured to authenticate access to the user account based at least in part on the authentication image; and receiving an indication as to whether access to the user account has been authenticated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark E. Maresh, Colm Nolan, Juan F. Vargas, Michael J. Whitney
  • Patent number: 10694563
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a user terminal, a method of operating the same, and a service device which can improve user convenience in using the service device by minimizing a user configuration process required for a pairing procedure between the user terminal and the service device via a wireless relay device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SK PLANET CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eun Yeong An, Joon Sung Lee
  • Patent number: 10692349
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve an apparatus, systems, and methods for providing intelligent alerts for garments. Garment attribute data describing a plurality of garments is accessed. An alert condition is detected based on the garment attribute data. A human-detectable sensory alert is provided in response to detecting the alert condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, David Ramadge, Bria Selhorst, Corinne Sherman Stewart, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Timothy Carlson
  • Patent number: 10685315
    Abstract: A method of registering an installed valve (VLV) is disclosed, the installed valve (VLV) having a marking (MA) associated to an identity (ID), the method comprising the steps of providing a mobile communication device (DEV), the mobile communication device (DEV) comprising a navigation satellite signal receiver (NSSR), establishing a registration of the valve (VLV) by performing the following steps with the mobile communication device (DEV), reading the marking (MA) attached to the valve (VLV), establishing a valve location (VL) by means of the navigation satellite signal receiver (NSSR), and transmitting at least one data package (DP) to a central server (CS), said at least one data package (DP) comprising a representation of the marking (MA) or the associated identity (ID) and the established valve location (VL), receiving at the central server (CS) said at least one data package (DP), establishing at the central server (CS) a valve record (VR) associating the identity (ID) to the established valve lo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: AVK HOLDING A/S
    Inventor: Hans Bo Stubkier
  • Patent number: 10684296
    Abstract: A sample identification system for an automated sampling and dispensing device is described. In an example implementation, the sample identification system includes a sample probe configured to contact a sample positioned within a sample vessel. Further, the sample identification system includes an identifier capture device configured to measure a sample identifier associated with the sample vessel and generate a data signal in response thereto, where the data signal corresponds to an identity of the at least one sample. During operation, the identifier capture device scans a sample holder, a sample vessel, or a table top of the automated sampling and dispensing device to measure the sample identifier and to generate the data signal in response thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: ELEMENTAL SCIENTIFIC, INC.
    Inventors: Tyler Yost, David Diaz, Daniel R. Wiederin, Kevin Hahn
  • Patent number: 10685339
    Abstract: A check-out system includes a registration apparatus and a plurality of payment apparatuses. The registration apparatus receives input of merchandise information and receives input of a user code in connection. The registration apparatus generates payment identification based on the input merchandise information. The registration apparatus transmits the payment information. If the user code is input in the registration apparatus, the payment information is transmitted in correspondence with the user code. One of the payment apparatuses receives input of the user code. In response to the user code being input, the payment apparatus transmits a request for the payment information that was transmitted in correspondence with the user code. The payment apparatus receives the payment information that was transmitted in correspondence with the user code. The payment apparatus processes payment with respect to the received payment information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shigeki Nimiya, Hiroyuki Aikawa
  • Patent number: 10685191
    Abstract: An ON-THE-FLY PACKAGE LABEL PRINTING SYSTEM for a variety of packages containing a variety of products. A package handling device receives and guides a web through a package handling device. A printer system associated with the package handling device generates and prints on-the-fly a plurality of different, unique, individual scannable QR codes. Each QR code indicates the weight of the product in the package as indicated by a weighing system and/or indicates the ingredients of the product in each package as indicated by a ingredients device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph A. Hattrup, Ralph P. French, Nathaniel Evert Lawson, Gregory J. Allen
  • Patent number: 10685317
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to systems, devices, and computer-implemented methods for tracking delivery items associated with a postal tracking product that includes a tracking bar code and a serial number. The tracking bar code can be attached to a delivery item and mailed. The delivery item can be processed by a delivery processing system, which can capture an image of the delivery item and the tracking bar code, and can extract a tracking number from the tracking bar code. The delivery processing system can report information on the location of the delivery item using the tracking number, and an indication of the location can be provided to a user that enters the serial number into a tracking interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE
    Inventors: Nii-Kwashie Aryeetey, Markes Lucius, Matthew J. Mazzola
  • Patent number: 10685502
    Abstract: A toll fee tracking system comprising a toll authority adapted to collect data associated with at least one toll fee tracking device and a toll rental entity adapted to communicate with the toll authority and a third part entity. This Abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an Abstract that allows a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain subject matter of the technical disclosure. This Abstract is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: ATS TOLLING LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin P. Robinson, Debbie Lemon
  • Patent number: 10685367
    Abstract: Systems and methods configured to specify and/or deliver the benefit of an offer, based on the identity of an issuer of a consumer payment account with which the offer is associated and using which account a transaction qualifying for the offer is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventor: Douglas Joseph Rappoport
  • Patent number: 10682892
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for managing data relating to an assembly forming a wheel (R) of a vehicle (C), said wheel (R) including a tyre mounted on a rim, said wheel having a measurement module (110), said tyre having an identifier made up of a radio tag (200) such as an RFID marker, said wheel being capable of having different states: mounted in which said tyre is mounted on the rim; and unmounted in which said tyre is not mounted on the rim, in which the measurement module (110) detects a pressure variation inside the tyre, and in which the storage memory of said measurement module (110) is rewritable, characterised in that said method consists of in the event of a pressure variation, replacing the data stored in the measurement module (110) with new data from another tyre. The invention is useful in the management of data relating to tyres and wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: LDL Technology
    Inventors: Manuel Bracq, Philippe Lefaure
  • Patent number: 10677887
    Abstract: Current indoor tracking methods are inadequate to accurately and reliably point a pointer or camera at an object or a person doing an activity. An apparatus and method are provided for cooperative tracking that is operable both indoors and outdoors. The system works using ranging technology without the need for placing radiation sources and/or sensors in set locations around the location where tracking takes place. The apparatus and method may be used for automatic filming, allowing free movement of both the subject of the filming and that of the camera with a compact design, and providing easy setup at any location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: H4 Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon Jason Glover, Christopher T. Boyle
  • Patent number: 10679310
    Abstract: Mobile collection and vetting of user supplied information is described. The systems, techniques, devices, methods, and approaches described herein can be used to obtain, validate, and vet information, such as customs information, in a mobile environment. In embodiments, methods comprise receiving information input via a mobile device. The information is encapsulated by an intermediate to escort the information through a firewall to the database. In response to vetting the information to determine if it meets one or more criteria, the method involves creating a record associated with a unique identifier, information that bio-identifies a user, or an indication of a determination that results from the vetting. In this embodiment, the method includes generating an electronic receipt for communication to the mobile device, the electronic receipt including the unique identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Homeland Security
    Inventor: David Maher
  • Patent number: 10679158
    Abstract: A system and method to track time and attendance of an individual at a workplace is provided. The system includes a location tracking system that detects a presence of a portable electronic device carried by the individual, a time clock system that records clock-out registration time of the individual at the workplace, and a main controller. If the main controller receives an electronic communication indicative that the portable electronic device is located at a predefined break or non-work area, and if the main controller does not detect recording of the individual clock-out registration time at the time clock system, then main controller automatically causes an alert at the portable electronic device prompting the individual to transmit a feedback signal acknowledging need to record the clock-out registration time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: API Healthcare Coporation
    Inventors: Jill Bares, Christopher Daute, Jonathan Tallon, Gregory Bodden, Emanuel Gagliardi
  • Patent number: 10680980
    Abstract: A method for communicating in a digital conversation is implemented on a computing device and includes: receiving an interactive contextual emoji from a first digital conversation participant to post in the digital conversation with at least a second digital conversation participant, where the interactive contextual emoji is pre-defined to indicate at least a current availability status associated with the first digital conversation participant, requesting the current availability status from a status application based on at least an indication of the interactive contextual emoji, where the status application maintains the current availability status, receiving the current availability status from the status application, and displaying the interactive contextual emoji in the digital conversation with at least an indication of the current availability status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Stewart Curry, Andrew Henderson, Keith Griffin
  • Patent number: 10679021
    Abstract: An inventory management system for managing multiple inventory items by multiple users is described and generally includes one or more button modules each having at least a first button and a second button and an NFC chip incorporated into the button module. Each NFC chip has a predetermined and unique module identification signal associated with the button module. The button module may further include a circuitry unit configured to receive a predetermined and unique mobile device identification signal from a mobile device for combination with the module identification signal from the NFC chip. The circuitry unit may receive a count signal indicative of an increase or decrease in inventory count corresponding to the first button or the second button being depressed upon the button module and combine the count signal with the mobile device identification signal and module identification signal for transmission to a remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Cubex LLC
    Inventors: John D. Higham, Anton Visser
  • Patent number: 10681133
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present disclosure improved capabilities are described for an asset intelligence platform for organizing information collected and stored on or with respect to large fleets of asset, such as used in connection with the Internet of Things, with capabilities for providing improved intelligence and security in the local environment of an asset, in the network and in remote locations, such as in the cloud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: TEGO, INC.
    Inventors: David Puleston, Leonid Mats, Ramji Sastri, Timothy P. Butler
  • Patent number: 10671260
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a system having a controller to collect a plurality of User Interface (UI) device configurations, receive a request from a computing device to download one or more of the plurality of UI device configurations, and transmit to the computing device the one or more UI device configurations requested to configure one or more UI devices of the computing device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: STEELSERIES APS
    Inventor: Jacob Wolff-Petersen
  • Patent number: 10668632
    Abstract: A method for an external force to drive a moving piece in a mechanical joint. The joint comprises a stationary piece, a moving piece, and a driving mechanism. The driving mechanism comprises a servomotor, a driver, and an encoder. The servomotor is connected to the moving piece. When the joint is stationary, the servomotor is in a torque mode and outputs a resistance-reducing torque having a direction which changes with time. An external force is used to drive the moving piece so that the moving piece moves with respect to the stationary piece. The driver determines the movement direction of the moving piece according to an output of the encoder. If the moving piece is moving in a positive direction with respect to the stationary piece, the servomotor is controlled to stop outputting the resistance-reducing torque or to output an assistance torque enabling the moving piece to have a positive directional movement trend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SUZHOU AMTF ROBOTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhongwei Lin
  • Patent number: 10672022
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for providing gift card exchange opportunities to consumers. For example, a consumer may elect to trade registered gifts cards by selecting the gift cards to swap and indicating the value of the card to be swapped. Cards may be digitally swapped, for example, via a universal transaction card, or gift cards may be cancelled and replaced with one or more new cards and partial gift card values may be exchanged. The consumer may use a consumer account to purchase and configure gift cards that may be used for purchasing goods and services. A universal transaction identifier may be associated with the consumer account and used to purchase goods and services from more than one selected goods and services providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: BLACKHAWK NETWORK, INC.
    Inventors: Mark E. Roberts, Jennifer K. Mathe, Khanh Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10672236
    Abstract: The invention relates to an intelligent POS machine. The intelligent POS machine comprises a housing, a card reading module, a turning plate, and a rear work module; the housing is internally provided with an embedding groove; the card reading module is located in the embedding groove; the rear work module is installed on the turning plate; the turning plate is hinged on an inside wall of the embedding groove and located above the card reading module; the housing is internally provided with a control board; the card reading module is connected with the control board, and the rear work module is connected with the control board through an FPC board. In this way, the whole exterior of the POS machine is more integrated and more elegant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Shao-Chin Tseng
  • Patent number: 10671689
    Abstract: A non-transitory storage medium storing instructions readable by an information processing apparatus. When executed by the computer, the instructions cause the information processing apparatus to perform: executing an obtaining processing for obtaining a URL; executing a determining processing for determining whether the number of characters of a first URL obtained in the obtaining processing is less than a threshold value; and executing a creating processing in which: in a case where the number of the characters of the first URL is less than the threshold value, the information processing apparatus creates a first two-dimensional code storing the first URL; and in a case where the number of the characters of the first URL is greater than or equal to the threshold value, the information processing apparatus creates a second two-dimensional code storing a second URL associated with the first URL and having less characters than the first URL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hirotaka Sato, Susumu Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10671962
    Abstract: Improved movement-based technical solutions for transmitting a corrective pickup notification for a shipped item are described. For example, a first master node at a first location receives shipping information about the item. That master node identifies an intended pickup master node from the shipping information and determines the location of an ID node associated with the item over a time period, which may indicate the item is not moving away from the first location. After identifying the location of the intended pickup master node over the time period, the first master node automatically senses an adverse pickup condition when the intended pickup master node does is moving away from the first location while the ID node's detected location over time indicates the item is not moving away from the first location. The first master node then transmits the corrective pickup notification to a second logistics devices based on the adverse pickup condition sensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Ole-Petter Skaaksrud
  • Patent number: 10674340
    Abstract: A method for communicating data representing spatially organized information, performed by a central server RF-frequency peripherals with locations within a predetermined area, each location being defined by a vertical and horizontal position within a plane perpendicular to a floor of the predetermined area, each location being associated with a corresponding unique identifier. The method may involve receiving a communication from a mobile terminal including a unique identifier received by the mobile terminal from an RF peripheral located in the predetermined area, determining a location of the mobile terminal within the predetermined area based on the location associated with the unique identifier, and transmitting to the mobile terminal spatially localized information associated with the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SES-imagotag, Incorporated
    Inventors: Philippe Bottine, François Robin
  • Patent number: 10673619
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for digital asset transfer. One of the methods includes: obtaining a request for transferring a quantity of a digital asset from a first blockchain account associated with a blockchain to a second blockchain account associated with the blockchain, wherein the request identifies a tangible asset corresponding to the digital asset; determining a blockchain contract that is deployed on the blockchain and that corresponds to the tangible asset identified in the request; generating, based on the obtained request, a blockchain transaction for transferring the quantity of the digital asset from the first blockchain account to the second blockchain account, wherein the blockchain transaction invokes the determined blockchain contract; and sending the generated blockchain transaction to a blockchain node for adding to the blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Rubing Shi, Wenlong Yang
  • Patent number: 10667099
    Abstract: A Wireless Avionics Intra-Communications (WAIC) interface device provides communication between a portable electronic device and a WAIC controller. The WAIC interface device includes a housing, a wireless antenna, wireless access point electronics, and an interface controller. The housing is configured to be mounted to an interior surface of an aircraft and to receive and engage the portable electronic device. The wireless access point electronics are connected via a communication port to a first wired connection to communicate with the WAIC controller. The interface controller authenticates the portable electronic device. A WAIC coordinator is connected to the WAIC controller via a second wired connection, and is configured to communicate wirelessly over a WAIC frequency range between 4.2 gigahertz (GHz) and 4.4 GHz. An end node includes a transceiver configured to communicate wirelessly with the WAIC coordinator over the WAIC frequency range between 4.2 gigahertz (GHz) and 4.4 GHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Rameshkumar Balasubramanian, Pullaiah Dussa, Michael A. Lynch
  • Patent number: 10661594
    Abstract: A structure for secure containment of information (SSCI) that is in the form of a laminate which includes at least two layers. The laminate is constructed to contain information such as a code, serial number, informational feature, encryption key or personal identification number (PIN). The information is located between the layer of the laminate such that the code, serial number, informational feature, encryption key, or PIN is not detectable from outside the laminate. The SSCI is configured to provide access and expose the code, serial number, informational feature, encryption key, or PIN by delaminating at least one layer, thereby indicating that tampering has occurred to the laminate. The SSCI can also function as a public key or private key for a blockchain, to provide access to a physical lock or to provide account access to claim financial value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: Adam Trexler, Laurie Johansen, Paul Diffendaffer, Kelda J. Diffendaffer
  • Patent number: 10665005
    Abstract: A data-based memorabilia product and process of making the same is disclosed. The process includes defining individual data items in a data set on a hierarchical scale as common or uncommon based on a variation from a central tendency, wherein the data items are related to the intellectual property output and physical property output of an individual. Once defined, the data items may be sorted, structured, and correlated between the common data set and uncommon data set with one another, such as correlating an item in the common data set with an item in the uncommon data set-to form a correlative data item. A user of the method may influence the data selection based on personal preferences. Digital illustrations, physical illustrations, and physical products may be manufactured based on the method and at least one modified correlative data item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: David Joseph Yochum
  • Patent number: 10665054
    Abstract: An inspection system of a chip includes a reading device and a determining unit. The reading device is configured to count a number of chips stored in a storage case, the chips associated with a table game and including a chip having a radio tag, read the radio tag while the chips are stored in the storage case, and acquire chip information. The determining unit is configured to compare the chip information of the chips in the storage case with a physical number of the chips in the storage case, determine that there is an abnormal chips among the chips stored in the storage case based on a determination that the counted number of the chips does not match a physical number of the chips in the storage case, and output a result associated with an indication of the abnormal chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ANGEL PLAYING CARDS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 10667446
    Abstract: A production management computer totals the data of the component pickup operation quantity of the suction nozzle and the pickup error quantity sent from control device of each component mounter for each type of component, and calculates the ratio of the pickup quantity or the ratio of the pickup error quantity with respect to the component pickup operation quantity of the suction nozzle for each type of component as a component pickup rate. Here, production management computer separately calculates an after-feeder-setting component pickup rate, a main component pickup rate, a near-tape-trailing-end component pickup rate, and an after-splicing component pickup rate as component pickup rates for each type of component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoichi Murano
  • Patent number: 10661311
    Abstract: An automated tote routing systems that includes a conveyer belt, an array of sensors underneath the conveyer belt, and an identifier reader disposed with respect to the conveyer belt is discussed. The conveyer belt can be configured to receive a tote filled with physical objects. The array of sensors can detect a first set of attributes associated with the physical objects within the tote. The identifier reader can read and decode an identifier from a machine-readable element disposed on the tote. The array of sensors and identifier reader can transmit the first set of attributes and the identifier to a computing system. Based on the set of information associated with the physical objects and the set of attributes associated with the physical objects, a routing module executed by the computing system can automatically trigger the conveyer belt to route the tote to a selected distribution end of the conveyor belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: David Winkle, Bruce W. Wilkinson, Todd Davenport Mattingly, Luke Matthew Reynolds, Michael Dean Atchley
  • Patent number: 10659620
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus prints a template sheet. The template sheet includes a graphical code and operation boxes. The graphical code includes information corresponding to a storage location address that stores information about settings for one or more image forming apparatuses. A user indicates what information is desired or to be changed on the image forming apparatus, marks it on the template sheet and scans the template sheet. Based on the instructions on the template sheet, information for settings is retrieved for an apparatus in a network. Maintenance information for the image forming apparatus also is retrieved using the template sheet and operation boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Debashis Panda
  • Patent number: 10657669
    Abstract: A method, a device and a computer program product for determining a geographical location of a user are disclosed. The method comprises: extracting characters or icons in an image taken at a place where the user is located; analyzing the extracted characters or icons to determine a meaning of the characters or the icons; and determining the geographical location of the user based on the meaning of the characters or the icons. With the method, the device and the computer program product, the geographical location of the user may be accurately determined in various scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: BEIJING KUANGSHI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., PINHOLE (BEIJING) TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuchang Zhou, Xinyu Zhou, Yuxin Wu, Jianan Wu
  • Patent number: 10659932
    Abstract: Various systems, mediums, and methods herein describe mechanisms that enable client devices to have access to data based on various address configurations. A smart phone system may be configured to receive a request. The smart phone system may also be configured to determine an address based at least on the request received, where the address provides access to data on a website. The smart phone system may also determine the address based on a receipt of the address generated by a server system. The smart phone system may also determine a timestamp associated with a transfer of the address at a geolocation. The smart phone system may also determine one or more time periods from the timestamp associated with the transfer of the address at the geolocation. The address may provide access to the data on the website during the one or more time periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Charles Todasco
  • Patent number: 10658082
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is connected via a network with an external server that manages identification information of wireless apparatuses in a facility, and information about detector apparatuses that detect identification information of the wireless apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masahiko Itoh
  • Patent number: 10657536
    Abstract: An access management system includes a database configured to store access data including account identifiers and accessor identifiers, wherein the access data indicates particular accounts that have been accessed by particular accessors. The access management system also includes a computer system that receives a reservation request comprising an account identifier and an accessor identifier and determines whether the account identifier is included in the database. The computer system also determines, in response to the account identifier being present in the database, whether the access data correlates the account identifier to the accessor and authorizes the reservation of the one or more resources in the account by the accessor in response to the access data correlating the account identifier to the accessor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Goldman Sachs Bank USA
    Inventors: Aaron Frank, Matthew Rothstein, Andrew Dietrich, Alexander Cramer, Andrew Briggs
  • Patent number: 10657740
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: an information management unit that registers boarding information on a user regarding boarding acquired by a check-in procedure of the user and biometrics information on the user acquired in the check-in procedure in association with each other; and a display management unit that causes a display terminal to display display information in accordance with remaining time to boarding time based on the boarding information on the user identified by a comparison between target biometrics information, which is biometrics information acquired by the display terminal for the user, and registered biometrics information, which is the biometrics information registered by the information management unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Sakaguchi, Tomohiro Hatae, Cheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10659439
    Abstract: Device identification scoring systems and methods may be provided that can increase the reliability and security of communications between devices and service providers. Users may select and configure additional identification factors that are unique and convenient for them. These factors, along with additional environmental variables, feed into a trust score computation that weights the trustworthiness of the device context requesting communication with a service provider. Service providers rely on the trust score rather than enforce a specific identification routine themselves. A combination of identification factors selected by the user can be aggregated together to produce a trust score high enough to gain access to a given online service provider. A threshold of identification risk may be required to access a service or account provided by the online service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: ESW Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Sprague, Steven Sprague, Robert Thibadeau