Systems Controlled By Data Bearing Records Patents (Class 235/375)
  • Patent number: 11032354
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and media for causing an action to be performed on a user device are provided. In some implementations, the systems comprise: a first user device comprising at least one hardware processor that is configured to: detect a second user device in proximity to the first user device; receive a user input indicative of an action to be performed; determine a plurality of candidate devices that are capable of performing the action, wherein the plurality of candidate devices includes the second user device; determine a plurality of device types corresponding to the plurality of candidate devices; determine a plurality of priorities associated with the plurality of candidate devices based at least in part on the plurality of device types; select a target device from the plurality of candidate devices based at least in part on the plurality of priorities; and cause the action to be performed by the target device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Boris Smus, Alejandro Jose Kauffmann, Christian Plagemann
  • Patent number: 11030678
    Abstract: A user-adaptive order processing terminal includes a display, a microphone, a configuration manager, and a motion sensor. The display displays electronic menu items in a first area for selection by a user, where the electronic menu items are accessed via selection of one or more sub-menu items. The microphone detects audio spoken by the user. The configuration manager captures the audio from the microphone, transmits the audio via first messages to a backend server, receives second messages from the backend server providing text that corresponds to the audio, accesses suggested menu items that correspond to the text, and modifies a second area of the display to present the suggested menu items for selection, where the suggested menu items would otherwise be presented in the first area through selection of the one or more sub-menu items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Toast, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshit Panigrahi, Ronald Vick
  • Patent number: 11032072
    Abstract: Presented are cryptographic digital assets for articles of footwear, methods for making/using such cryptographic digital assets, and decentralized computing systems with blockchain control logic for mining, intermingling, and exchanging blockchain-enabled digital shoes. A method of provisioning the digital assets includes receiving a transaction confirmation indicative of a completed transaction of an article of footwear or a digital file representative thereof from a first party to a second party, and transmitting a cryptographic block to a distributed blockchain ledger to record transfer of the cryptographic digital asset to the second party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Andon, Matthew Davis, Hien Tommy Pham, Jeremy Schroeder
  • Patent number: 11029905
    Abstract: An access code can be generated by a primary device and interpreted by a secondary device for the purpose of presenting, on the secondary device, additional content related to an application running on the primary device. The access code can be a two dimensional graphic or QR code that can be easily captured by a camera unit of the secondary device. Once captured, additional content related to the running application can be identified and displayed on the secondary device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Lars Satow, Joerg Habon
  • Patent number: 11030346
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a core circuit and a function lock circuit. The core circuit includes at least one function block circuit. The function lock circuit is coupled to the core circuit. The function lock circuit includes a random number source, an entanglement circuit, and a memory. The random number source is configured to generate a random code. The entanglement circuit is coupled to the random number source and the core circuit and configured to generate an unlocking code according to the random code and a command signal. The memory is coupled to the entanglement circuit and configured to store the unlocking code. The at least one function block circuit of the core circuit is determined to be locked/unlocked according to a presence of the unlocking code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: eMemory Technology Inc.
    Inventor: Hsin-Chou Liu
  • Patent number: 11031258
    Abstract: Semiconductor device packages and associated methods are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, the semiconductor device package includes (1) a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface; (2) a semiconductor die positioned between the first and second surfaces; and (3) a pattern positioned in a designated area of the first surface. The pattern includes multiple bit areas. Each of the bit areas represents a first bit information or a second bit information. the pattern presents information for operating the semiconductor die. The pattern is configured to be read by a pattern scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Federico Pio
  • Patent number: 11030639
    Abstract: Systems and methods that provide mobile and analytic capabilities that may be utilized by retailers and mall operators are described. The systems and methods include mobile capabilities, such as the offering of a smartphone application to customers of the retailers and the malls. The mobile application provides the customers with an elevated shopping experience and includes a unique rewards program that drives repeat business and increases customer foot traffic to the mall and retailers. The mobile application also provides retailers and mall operators customer-specific analytics. The customer-specific analytics may be used to provide an improved shopping experience for the customers including, but not limited to, customer-specific advertisements, customer-specific greetings, location-based information, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Bipin M. Sahni, Uma Meyyappan
  • Patent number: 11030653
    Abstract: Approaches presented herein enable creating a dynamic geofence based on an availability of a product to optimize a flow of customers to a venue. Specifically, a geofence at a venue (e.g., retail outlet, restaurant, ticket office, etc.) is established based on a reference point and an area having a range. A campaign related to a product (e.g., a sales promotion, etc.) is associated with the established geofence. An aspect of the established geofence is dynamically modified based on an availability of the product in order to optimize the flow of customers to the venue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Jeremy A. Greenberger, Nicholas R. Sandonato
  • Patent number: 11016960
    Abstract: Systems and methods to perform virtual item transactions within a collaboration platform. In some implementations, entries in a secure ledger are generated to record transactions of virtual items making up an exchange or trade transaction. Entries in the secured ledger are each linked to a preceding entry using one or more hash values. A claim can be received from a first user account to dispute a transaction. Responsive to the claim, the transaction can be verified and an account restore operation can be performed when a transaction was not completed according to user intent, and virtual items can be restored to user accounts when a transaction was not completed as intended according to the secure ledger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Roblox Corporation
    Inventor: Arthur Malan
  • Patent number: 11017190
    Abstract: A service rendering system locates a service object based on a label. A controller of the service rendering system receives an image captured by a camera coupled to the controller, processes the image to identify a label image in the image, identifies a label in the label image as corresponding to the service object, and obtains a service point location encoded in the label, where the service point location comprises a location relative to a location of the label. The controller calculates a label position of the label using the image of the label and calculates a service point position using the service point location and the label position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: TP Lab, Inc.
    Inventors: Chi Fai Ho, Augustine Junda Ho
  • Patent number: 11017279
    Abstract: The present invention features compositions and methods useful in detecting counterfeit products and product diversion. The methods include packaging and indelibly marking products through an opening in their container and/or through a wall of the container that includes a hole therein. Unique identifiers are placed on the product and the container. In other methods, the product is not packaged within a container but is indelibly marked with first and second representations of a unique identifier, either or both of which can be machine-readable, human-readable, and/or at least partially randomized. An apparatus for carrying out the method of product marking is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: TrackTech Solutions Corp.
    Inventor: Sanford Lane
  • Patent number: 11010765
    Abstract: A payment terminal may run a point-of-sale application that is operated by a user such as a merchant. At a certain point in the transaction, but prior to the completion of the transaction, pre-charge requests may be sent to a chip card. The responses from the chip card may be stored such that the transaction may be completed immediately after the merchant and customer complete the transaction steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: David Terra, Koun Han, Michael Wells White
  • Patent number: 11012771
    Abstract: The present invention provides an earphone, including: an earphone base; an earphone plug, where the earphone plug is disposed on the earphone base; an eject pin configured to remove a card tray of a mobile terminal, where the eject pin is disposed in the earphone plug and the eject pin is connected to the earphone base by using a spring; and a pin controller, where the pin controller is connected to the earphone base, and the pin controller controls the eject pin to extend out of the earphone plug along an axial direction of the earphone plug or to retract into the earphone plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yunjie Zhang, Dawei Ding
  • Patent number: 11010781
    Abstract: A processor may detect a user interaction with a user interface provided through a network by a server. The processor may analyze the user interaction to identify at least one offer associated with at least one item available for purchase through the user interface. The offer may be associated with a first payment type. The processor may process a user transaction to purchase the at least one item. The processing may include automatically applying the first payment type to the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Walter Avery Miller, Robert A. Martin
  • Patent number: 11010770
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program for providing a loyalty engine for automated cause marketing. The method includes a loyalty program system administrator linking merchants and charities to the loyalty system. Members register with the loyalty engine through loyalty system which is accessible via the Internet. Once the merchants and the charities are linked and the members are registered, by operation of the loyalty engine, the merchants can create a customized loyalty program defined by a plurality of merchant defined rules for administering their loyalty program. The merchant defined rules instruct the loyalty engine as to which charities should receive in-kind donations in connection with one or more transactions by a member that is associated to the loyalty program. Once a loyalty system defined time period or donation threshold has been achieved, the loyalty system releases the donation in-kind to the specific charity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Edatanetworks Inc.
    Inventors: Terrance Patrick Tietzen, Timothy Makoto Yamamoto, Ronald James MacKay
  • Patent number: 11007985
    Abstract: A service system for servicing a vehicle includes a service station and a parts locker array disposed in or adjacent the service station and including: a plurality of parts lockers. Each parts locker includes a locker access door configured to alternatively open and close to permit and impede, respectively, access to the parts locker's interior, and a locker locking mechanism configured to alternatively lock and unlock to impede and permit, respectively, opening of the parts locker access door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: CMT Group LLC
    Inventors: Trevor Gile, Charles Gile
  • Patent number: 11010919
    Abstract: From detecting a marker detected in an image, a physical object on which the marker is provided can be identified. Based on a determining a location of the marker in the physical world, a location and an orientation of the physical object can be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Alberto Gabriel Rivera, Tejaswi Koduri, Romil Shah, Shounak Athavale
  • Patent number: 11004042
    Abstract: A portable device repair machine may be configured to receive portable devices, identify the portable device, diagnose, repair and/or upgrade the portable device, collect payment for the service and return the portable device to the payee. The portable device repair machine may include an audio/video interface for interaction with a portable device user as well as a mechanized connection, inspection, diagnostic and upgrade system. The mechanized connection, inspection, diagnostic and upgrade system may comprise a conveyance mechanism for conveying the portable device among multiple stations such as a physical inspection station, device connection mechanism station, diagnostic, repair and upgrade station, and a physical upgrade station. Various mechanical devices, such as robotic arms may interact with the portable device, based in part on feedback obtained via various image sensors within the portable device repair machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Ramzi Khalil Maalouf, Jinrong Yang
  • Patent number: 10997551
    Abstract: A system and method for automotive inventory management and recordkeeping using multi-tiered distributed network transactional database that provides blockchain-based permanent storage of manufacture, parts, maintenance, and any other records associated with an automobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: LIQUINEQ AG
    Inventor: Dan Kikinis
  • Patent number: 10997418
    Abstract: Systems, methods and techniques for automatically recognizing two or 3-dimensional real world objects with an augmented reality display device (smartphone or glasses etc.), and augmenting or enhancing the display of such real world objects by superimposing virtual images such as a still or video advertisement, an opportunity to buy, a story or other virtual image presentation. In non-limiting embodiments, the real world object includes visible features including visible security features and a recognition process takes the visible security features into account when recognizing the object and/or displaying superimposed virtual images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: AR, LLC
    Inventors: Stefan W. Herzberg, Megan Herzberg
  • Patent number: 10999227
    Abstract: Provided is a system and computer readable medium for electronic group exchange of digital business cards, that includes a computing system comprising a server configured to store data of business cards associated with client devices, one or more processors; and a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, causes the one or more processors to perform a group exchange of digital business cards among all devices in the group. The digital business cards may be automatically exchanged among different devices in response to detecting, from the different devices, scans of a group QR code or a scannable code, detecting inputs of a group numeric or alphanumeric code, detecting a selection of nearby devices with which to exchange digital business cards, or detecting devices that are participating in a conference setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TraDove, Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Yan
  • Patent number: 10996308
    Abstract: A testing apparatus and a method for testing electronic devices is provided. The apparatus comprising a plurality of detachably mountable test stations which are operative to perform tests on the electronic devices and a plurality of pick heads for conveying the electronic devices to at least one of the plurality of test stations for testing. The apparatus further comprises an identification element incorporated in each test station indicating a characteristic of the test station, and an identification element detector movable relative to the plurality of test stations, the identification element detector being operative to identify and authenticate the characteristic of the at least one test station by detecting the identification element incorporated in the test station, prior to utilizing the test station for testing the electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: Chi Wah Cheng, Yu Sze Cheung
  • Patent number: 10990920
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of logistics. Disclosed are delivery method and system of recyclable logistics apparatus. Each recyclable logistics apparatus is provided with a wireless tag, the wireless tag is configured to broadcast a wireless signal which contains an apparatus identification; a first wireless sensing network and a second wireless sensing network are pre-set in a first delivery region and a second delivery region, and are configured to receive wireless signals broadcasted by all wireless tags in a coverage area of the wireless sensing networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SHANGHAI HONGYAN RETURNABLE TRANSIT PACKAGINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qingxin Liao, Yiwen Cao, Chunjiang Ye, Ping Xue
  • Patent number: 10992661
    Abstract: A method connecting a user's mobile terminal with a server of a service provider. The method includes: the server stores an identifier of a card assigned to the user by the service provider, corresponding to alias data associated with a user identifier by which the mobile terminal is authenticated with the mobile network; storing, in association with the identifier, first data of a first transaction performed between the user and the service provider by using the card; establishing, via the mobile network and using a service platform capable of obtaining the alias data, a communication link between the mobile terminal and the server, in which the alias data authenticate the user with the server; sending to the mobile terminal information regarding a service provided to the user by the service provider in accordance with the first data stored in association with the card identifier corresponding to the alias data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Patrick Kirschbaum, Arnaud Brun
  • Patent number: 10990945
    Abstract: A self-checkout system for controlling an exit of a checkout area (110) is provided. The system comprises a sensor arrangement (120) comprising at least one sensor (140), wherein the sensor arrangement (120) is configured to track, by the at least one sensor (140), a person being inside the checkout area (110), receive a payment signal confirming a successful payment by a person (1), receive an exit detection signal, from the at least one sensor (140) representing that a person (1) is at a predetermined distance from the exit in the checkout area (110), and determine if the exit detection signal and the payment signal correspond to the same person (1), and if so transmit an opening signal to said exit so that said person (1) is allowed to exit the area (110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: ITAB SHOP PRODUCTS AB
    Inventors: Mikael Bengtsson, Peter Wärnbring
  • Patent number: 10991220
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure generally relate to systems and methods for providing privacy to downstream owners of electronically tagged goods. In one implementation, the system may include at least one processor that may be configured to store IDs for a plurality of tags including at least a first owner ID and a second owner ID for a particular tag; associate first information of the particular tag with the first owner ID at a time when the first owner of the particular tag is recorded as owning the tag; record a transaction transferring ownership of the particular tag from the first owner to a second owner; and after the transfer of ownership, associate second information of the particular tag with the second owner ID, and prevent the first owner from accessing the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: NEXITE LTD.
    Inventors: Anat Shakedd, Lior Shakedd
  • Patent number: 10990918
    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 loca
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: AVK HOLDING AS
    Inventor: Hans Bo Stubkier
  • Patent number: 10992669
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to acquisition of a device fingerprint from an instance of a client application. Examples include association of a target device fingerprint, based on device context information, with a target user account in a remote service, and acquisition of an application device fingerprint from an unpaired instance of a client application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Victor Albuquerque Correa, Humberto Cardoso Marchezi, Roberto Bender, Joao Carrion
  • Patent number: 10990866
    Abstract: A method for card authentication is provided. Methods may include receiving a card with a graphical representation and a plurality of transaction details at a card reader. Methods may include processing the graphical representation. The processing may identify a representative number. Methods may include deciphering card data from the representative number. Methods may include transmitting the card data and the transaction details for approval and/or denial. Methods may include receiving an approval and/or denial. Methods may include generating an updated graphical representation. Methods may include pushing the updated graphical representation to the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Saurabh Gupta
  • Patent number: 10990601
    Abstract: In various embodiments, when a search query for certain products in an electronic catalog is received, a group of related products that are responsive to the search query may be identified. The product variants may be defined by one or more attributes. Each attribute may have one or more attribute values. The product variants may be first classified according to an attribute. One or more representative classes may be selected from the classes, for example, based on sales data (or other metric) and/or meaningful differentiation between the classes. Then a representative product variant from each class may be selected and returned as search results in response to the search query. In some embodiments, selection of the representative product variant from each class may be based on one or more factors, such as sales data, the particular customer's purchase or browsing history, cost, the search query, availability, among others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: A9.COM, INC.
    Inventors: Alexis Bogie Jarr, Anna Fumiko Trowbridge, Sean Michael Bell, Justin Maner, Ruben Lozano-Aguilera, Nicholas William Mahen
  • Patent number: 10985917
    Abstract: A physical currency card (in some cases without any on-board source of power or computing capabilities) is configured to maintain access information for digital bearer assets. Public access information, like a cryptographic hash address operable to receive digital bearer assets or a public key operable to derive a cryptographic hash address operable to receive digital bearer access, may be visible upon inspection of the card such digital bearer assets may be transferred to the card in one or more transactions on a decentralized computing platform, like a blockchain-based decentralized computing platform. Private access information, like a secret, private key that corresponds to the public key (e.g., a public-private key-pair) or a representation of the private key (like a ciphertext thereof) and corresponding encryption key, is physically concealed with tamper-evident components such that a user can readily determine whether the private access information was divulged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Ballet Global Inc.
    Inventor: Bobby Christopher Lee
  • Patent number: 10986405
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to detect user attentiveness to handheld computing devices are disclosed. Example systems include a data collection facility to distribute an exposure measurement application to handheld computing devices via a network, and a first handheld computing device of the handheld computing devices. In some examples, the first handheld device is to execute the exposure measurement application to detect at least one of a first orientation change of the first handheld computing device or a first position change between the first handheld computing device and a user, compare the at least one of the first orientation change or the first position change to a plurality of spatial condition change combinations associated with respective likelihoods indicative of user attentiveness related to the first handheld computing device to determine user attentiveness data, and transmit the user attentiveness data to the data collection facility via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC
    Inventor: Jan Besehanic
  • Patent number: 10986236
    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: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Debashis Panda
  • Patent number: 10984206
    Abstract: The present application provides a data sharing solution. In the solution, a first application running on a first user equipment uploads shared data, and a shared device generates a two-dimensional code for the shared data and returns the two-dimensional code to the first application. The first application can provide the two-dimensional code to a second application running on a second user equipment. After scanning the two-dimensional code, the second application can send a data obtaining request to the shared device based on the scanned information, so the shared device sends the shared data corresponding to the two-dimensional code to the second application based on the request, thereby completing cross-application data sharing. The process offers convenient data transfer for the user and also breaks through limitations of data compatibility between the different APPs and alleviates a problem that information between the different APPs cannot be mutually identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xingjiang Hu, Xiaoyu Wang
  • Patent number: 10977607
    Abstract: Methods and node-enabled apparatus are described that involve use of node-enabled packaging material as part of a container for an item to be shipped. The method begins by forming at least a part of the container with the packaging material. Next, the method activates a node integrated as part of the packaging material. The node is operative to communicate with one or more network devices (such as an ID node, master node and/or server) in a wireless node network. The method then registers shipping information with a server in the wireless node network via a user access device operated by a shipping customer. The shipping information is related to the container and the node integrated as part of the packaging material of the container. The item to be shipped may be sealed within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Ole-Petter Skaaksrud
  • Patent number: 10979580
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a storage device, an image reading device, a complementary image storage device, and a control device. The complementary image storage device stores a complementary image for complementing an incomplete two-dimensional code. The control device includes a processor and functions, through the processor executing a control program, as a detector, a synthesizer, and an analyzer. The detector detects, from the image obtained through the reading of the image reading device, the incomplete two-dimensional code. The synthesizer synthesizes the incomplete two-dimensional code detected by the detector and the complementary image stored in the complementary image storage device to generate a complete two-dimensional code. The analyzer analyzes the complete two-dimensional code generated by the synthesizer and activates an extension function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Norio Tomiie
  • Patent number: 10976753
    Abstract: A method for supporting target tracking includes obtaining a feature model for a target that represents imagery characteristics of the target, extracting one or more features from one or more images captured by an imaging device carried by a movable object, and applying the feature model on the one or more features to determine similarity between the one or more features and the feature model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Cong Zhao, Minjian Pang, Rui Li, You Zhou, Zhe Liu, Guyue Zhou
  • Patent number: 10972281
    Abstract: A system and a method for document information authenticity verification for applications including verifying the authenticity of information of statements of attainment of course documentation issued by registered training organisations, verification of travel documents and other sensitive documents requiring authenticity verification of documents issued by law firms, accountancy firms, governmental institutions and the like, the method comprises a verification record creation stage comprising: receiving document content metadata from a document; generating a metadata hash using the document content metadata; creating a blockchain transaction comprising the metadata hash; and generating computer readable data encoding the metadata hash; updating the document with the computer readable data and a document verification stage comprising: receiving the document; extracting the metadata hash from the computer readable data; and identifying the metadata hash within blockchain transactions of the blockchain to veri
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Guy Scott, Lindsay Moloney
  • Patent number: 10970702
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for facilitating a payment transaction wherein a cardholder purchases an item from a merchant on behalf of a buyer is provided. The method includes receiving proposal data from a buyer computing device including at least one of an identification of an item proposed for purchase, a particular merchant, and a merchant purchase price. The method includes receiving a selection message from the buyer computing device indicating a selected cardholder chosen to purchase the item on behalf of a buyer using a merchant payment card associated with the particular merchant. The method includes reserving at least the merchant purchase price and a cardholder processing fee associated with the merchant payment card in a buyer account. The method includes transferring funds from the buyer account to a selected cardholder account, the funds determined at least in part by the merchant purchase price and the cardholder processing fee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Prashant Sharma, Joshua Joseph Baron, Deepankar Bhagat
  • Patent number: 10970701
    Abstract: The invention provides a system (1) for identifying or assisting in identifying a product or a set of products of a user, such as the content of a meal tray (2), said system for identifying or assisting in identifying comprising a counter (11), a lighting system (3) for lighting the counter (11), a plurality of image acquisition devices (41, 42, 43) pointing towards the counter (11), and an identifier device (5) enabling the user to be identified. Said system for identifying or assisting in identifying further comprising a control device (7) configured to acquire the identifier (601) of the user, to acquire an image of said product or set of products with each of said image acquisition devices (4), and to associate the acquired images with the identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: JES Labs
    Inventor: Eric Jacquet
  • Patent number: 10971957
    Abstract: In an embodiment a method for supplying energy wirelessly through RFID comprises the steps of sending by an RFID reader device a request message to at least one RFID tag device, receiving by the at least one RFID tag device the request message, sending by the at least one RFID tag device an answer message to the RFID reader device and changing by the at least one RFID tag device its state into a high power mode, receiving by the RFID reader device the answer message, sending by the RFID reader device an energizing signal having an unmodulated constant wave at a predefined frequency during an adjustable amount of time, receiving by the at least one RFID tag device the energizing signal, converting said signal into energy and using the energy by the at least one RFID tag device, and changing by the at least one RFID tag device its state into an RFID operation mode at the end of the adjustable amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AMS AG
    Inventor: Giuliano Manzi
  • Patent number: 10972465
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to systems and methods for authentication through generating and communicating encoded representations containing unique application fingerprints, e.g., metadata. Techniques include receiving an access request, receiving application metadata, identifying a unique verification token, generating an encoded visual representation including the metadata and verification token, making available to the encoded visual representation for scanning by a user for verification of the metadata. Further techniques include requesting access to a secure resource, transmitting metadata, scanning an encoded visual representation including the metadata and a verification token, and sending the verification token to a security server to complete an authentication process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: CyberArk Software Ltd.
    Inventors: Arthur Bendersky, Tal Zigman
  • Patent number: 10970691
    Abstract: A system for reprogramming a transaction card may include a reprogrammable microchip transaction card, an account provider system, and a mobile device. A reprogrammable transaction card may include an embedded microprocessor chip, or integrated circuit (IC), housing various modules to provide card capabilities, such as transaction capabilities, security capabilities, and reprogramming capabilities. An account provider system may include a number of servers and computers, each equipped with storage and modules programmed with various capabilities, such as, storing cardholder data, transaction processing, and/or transaction card reprogramming. A user device may include various hardware and software components, such as a Near Field Communication (NFC) hardware and software components, one or more processors, various input/output interfaces, and/or modules, such as transaction processing modules and transaction card resetting modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventor: Adam Koeppel
  • Patent number: 10970690
    Abstract: A peer node in a blockchain distribution network includes a processor and a transceiver operatively coupled to the processor. The processor is configured to generate an encrypted test block. The encrypted test block is indistinguishable from an encrypted blockchain in the blockchain distribution network. The transceiver is configured to transmit the encrypted test block to a server for distribution throughout the blockchain distribution network. The transceiver is also configured to receive a message from a second peer node in the blockchain distribution network, where the message indicates that the second peer node received the encrypted test block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Uri Klarman, Aleksandar Kuzmanovic
  • Patent number: 10963653
    Abstract: A bioptic barcode reader configured to be supported by a workstation and having a lower housing with a platter having a generally horizontal window and a tower extending generally perpendicular to the lower housing and having a generally vertical window. A radio-frequency identification radio is positioned within the lower housing and is communicatively coupled to a feed patch positioned within the lower housing and proximate, but spaced apart from, the platter such that the feed patch is capacitively coupled to the platter and configured to energize the platter such that the platter is operative as a radio-frequency identification reader antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Rehan K. Jaffri, Mark W. Duron, Sean Connolly
  • Patent number: 10963523
    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 information in the conduct of an assay by an assay system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Meso Scale Technologies, LLC.
    Inventors: Xinri Cong, Jerome Jackson, Carl Stevens, Michael Vock, Jacob N. Wohlstadter
  • Patent number: 10963547
    Abstract: A wearable device may store a biometric token associated with a wearer of the wearable device, the wearable device including: a wireless communications interface; a processing circuitry; a memory configured to store a biometric token associated with a wearer of the wearable device, the biometric token including a device identifier that is associated with the wearable device, a biometric template for each of one or more biometric scans of the wearer of the wearable device, and an indication of whether or not the biometric token is valid, wherein the biometric token, if valid, establishes a trust that wearer identifying information, linked to the biometric token, is associated with the wearer; an invalidating event detector configured to determine if an invalidating event has occurred; wherein the processing circuitry is configured to invalidate the biometric token in response to detecting that an invalidating event has occurred for the biometric token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Securiport LLC
    Inventors: Chi Jung Lee, Frank Buscaglio
  • Patent number: 10960687
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a transport unit that transports a recording medium along a transport path to a formation area in which an image is formed on the recording medium, an image forming unit that forms the image on the recording medium in the formation area, and a protrusion amount setting unit that sets a protrusion amount of the image protruding from the recording medium to a first protrusion amount in a first case, and sets the protrusion amount to a second protrusion amount larger than the first protrusion amount in a second case where the recording medium is inclined to a transport direction more than the first case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zentaro Nemoto, Yuichi Sono
  • Patent number: 10963960
    Abstract: A computer system is described that automatically allocates credit between two or more users of a shared line of credit. For example, a computer system is configured to monitor information relating to a plurality of credit needs of a plurality of users of a shared line of credit and feed the information into a trained machine learning model to automatically determine whether an amount of credit allocated to each user of the plurality of users is sufficient for the respective user's credit need. Based on output from the model, the computer system may automatically reallocate credit to at least a first one of the users identified as needing additional credit from at least a second one of the users identified as having unused or unneeded credit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Kristine Ing Kushner, John T. Wright, Paul Vittimberga
  • Patent number: 10956802
    Abstract: A system for managing a list of products in an inventory includes a plurality of addressable LEDs, each for positioning adjacent a product storing position that includes an identification code; at least one code reader; and at least one controller coupled to both the plurality of addressable LEDs and the at least one code reader for i) receiving from the code reader a command indicative of the list of products; and ii) as a result of the command, controlling the addressable LEDs so as to energize LEDs therefrom corresponding to the list of products. A method for managing the list of products further includes verifying an identity of each product from the list by reading and comparing the identification code thereof to the identification code associated to the corresponding addressable LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: LOGICIELS D'AUTOMATISATION MP INC.
    Inventor: Maurice Poulin