Operations Analysis Patents (Class 235/376)
  • Patent number: 11067664
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for determining positions of indoor localization beacons without requiring a physical site survey. In a coarse positioning method, a mobile node receives beacon signals that identify rooms (such as stores in a shopping mall) in which the beacons are located. The mobile node obtains floor plan information relating to the building and estimates beacon locations based on the floor plan and beacon signal strength. The estimated beacon locations may be arranged in a predetermined geometric pattern based on the number of beacons in a room. In a fine positioning method, a mobile node recognizes its proximity to a beacon and responsively measures the distance to other beacons. Estimated beacon positions may be used to estimate the location of the mobile node using trilateration or other techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: PCMS Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Hyun Oh Oh, JuHyung Son, Jin Sam Kwak, Geonjung Ko
  • Patent number: 11049610
    Abstract: A system and method of tracking and managing a decedent to prevent a loss or misidentification of the decedent during transfer to a final disposition, such as a funeral home or crematorium. The system includes a server that may be integrated into an electronic health record, with the server automatically receiving data related to a decedent used to automatically create and populate a case file. The server associates a unique scannable indicium associated with the case file and the decedent, which is scanned throughout the process of transferring the decedent to a final disposition. Prior to the final transfer, the server notifies the final location of the pending transfer and includes a copy of the scannable indicium. Upon a verification of a match between the scannable indicium, the server authorizes a safe, secure, efficient, and consistent transfer of a decedent to a final location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Management Health Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Kishore Bala, Steven Herz, Justin Bays
  • Patent number: 11037123
    Abstract: Described are a system, method, and computer program product for customizing functions of a point-of-sale (POS) terminal. The method includes receiving payment device data from an electronic payment device of a user during a payment transaction between the user and a merchant. The method also includes receiving at least one script for execution on the POS terminal from the electronic payment device. The at least one script is associated with a digital signature. The method further includes verifying the at least one script based on the digital signature of the at least one script and executing the at least one script on the POS terminal to cause an action associated with a user interaction with the POS terminal to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventor: Yuexi Chen
  • Patent number: 11018724
    Abstract: Techniques for mobile devices configured to support or function as multiple contactless cards, such as Mifare contactless cards, are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a mobile device embedded with an emulator is loaded with a plurality of software modules or applications, each emulating one card or one type of contactless cards. An emulator is implemented in a secure element that is personalized for a user of the mobile device while the applications are respectively provisioned via their respective providers per the personalized secure element. When the mobile device is to be used as a contactless card to perform a monetary function, a corresponding application is loaded into and executed in the emulator. When the mobile device is to be used to perform another monetary function, a corresponding application is loaded into the emulator to replace the previous application entirely or partially in the emulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: RFCyber Corp.
    Inventors: Xiangzhen Xie, Liang Seng Koh, Hsin Pan
  • Patent number: 10990492
    Abstract: A transaction terminals reports information regarding operation of terminal to a server-based analyzer. The analyzer labels the information and normalizes the labeled information into a model format. The analyzer reports the model format to a problem identifier/resolver. The problem identifier/resolver identifies a closest likely problem and a resolution for that closest likely problem based on the labeled information in the model format and reports the likely problem and resolution back to the analyzer for resolution on the transaction terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Surisetty Pradeep Kumar
  • Patent number: 10977653
    Abstract: A macro fraud detection system for detecting macro level fraud of transaction card automated teller machine (ATM) withdrawals includes a memory device for storing data and a processor. The processor is communicatively coupled to the memory device and is programmed to receive first transaction data corresponding to historical financial transactions between a plurality of transaction cards and at least one ATM. The processor is also programmed to aggregate the first transaction data into one or more referential tables, and determine one or more threshold values based on the aggregated first transaction data. In addition, the processor is programmed to receive second transaction data corresponding to current financial transactions between the plurality of transaction cards and the at least one ATM. Moreover, the processor is programmed to compare the second transaction data to the one or more threshold values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Joseph Norman Wiese, Christopher Allen Bucher, Bradley John Knoblauch
  • Patent number: 10907853
    Abstract: A heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is provided. The HVAC system includes a non-transitory computer readable medium that includes instructions that are configured to cause a processor to generate a custom application for an HVAC unit in response to an inquiry regarding the HVAC unit. The custom application comprises a custom sequence of equipment operation of the HVAC unit, and the custom application is configured to regulate operation of components of the HVAC unit. Moreover, the custom application comprises operating parameters and control parameters associated with the HVAC unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventor: Aron M. Seiler
  • Patent number: 10838603
    Abstract: A system includes a laser system situated to generate a laser beam, a controller situated to control a path of the laser beam on a target and to control a variation of one or more waveforms associated with the laser beam, and a display coupled to the controller and situated to display a plurality of list data portions that include waveform parameters and a simulated waveform based on the plurality of list data portions, wherein the simulated waveform includes a plurality of simulated waveform portions that are predictive of the one or more waveforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: nLIGHT, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Joseph Foley
  • Patent number: 10837911
    Abstract: A system can include an exchangeable mounting structure having a visual marking or coloring and at least one physically associated sample introduction system component having an indicating mark or color matching the visual marking or coloring of the exchangeable mounting structure. The visual marking or colored corresponds to a sample analysis configuration for analyzing a particular sample type at an analytical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ELEMENTAL SCIENTIFIC, INC.
    Inventor: Daniel R. Wiederin
  • Patent number: 10776462
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods, and computer program products for identification of normal state authenticity indicators for user and entity authentication into applications in real-time to prevent misappropriation at the point of authenticity. In this way, the system uses multiple modeling processes for identification of authentic access requests to prevent misappropriation including utilizing phase-based characterization of different perspectives to make real-time determinations on authenticity of an interaction and/or misappropriation likelihood. The invention relies on multiple characteristics and models in simultaneous utilization for real-time authenticity decisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eren Kursun, Dharmender Kumar Satija
  • Patent number: 10777185
    Abstract: Methods and systems for voice-based identification of related products/services are provided. Exemplary systems may include a wireless communication-based tag reader that polls for a tag and reads information associated with the tag and a processor that executes instructions to identify a product/service associated with the tag, identify a plurality of products/services stored in a product/service database identified as related to the product/service associated with the tag, filter through the plurality of related products/services based on a trend to identify a set of one or more related products/services, and generate a voice-based utterance based on the identified set of one or more related products/services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: DIGIPRINT IP LLC
    Inventor: Avery Levy
  • Patent number: 10776788
    Abstract: A computing network system including a historical authorization database, a lost and stolen card (LSC) database, an account data breach (ADB) database, and a compromised identification (CI) computing device is provided. The CI computing device retrieves a set of historical account identifiers associated with historical transactions of a candidate merchant from the historical authorization database. The CI computing device compares the historical account identifier to lost and/or stolen (LS) account data stored by the LSC database and breach data stored by the ADB database. The CI computing device generates a compromised account message when a historical account identifier has a matching account identifier within the LS account data and/or the breach data. The compromised account message includes the matching account identifier and an associated reason code indicating a cause of compromise. The CI computing device transmits the compromised account message to the candidate merchant for review and analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kyle Williams, David J. Senci, David Adams
  • Patent number: 10776680
    Abstract: A quality management system for products including a multiplicity of barcoded quality indicators, a barcode indicator reader and a product type responsive indication interpreter, each of the barcoded quality indicators including a first barcode including at least one first colorable area, the first barcode being machine-readable before exceedance of the at least one time and temperature threshold, at least a second barcode including at least one second colorable area, the second barcode not being machine-readable before exceedance of the at least one time and temperature threshold, a coloring agent located at a first location on the indicator and a coloring agent pathway operative to allow the coloring agent to move, from the first location to the first and second colorable areas simultaneously thereby causing the first barcode to become unreadable and at the same time causing the second barcode to become machine-readable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Varcode Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaron Nemet, Ephraim Brand, Ahmed M. Tafesh
  • Patent number: 10684038
    Abstract: A method of using a server to update stored control schedules for environmental controllers includes communicating with an environmental controller that controls, during a monitoring period, an environmental system in an enclosure according to a stored control schedule; receiving a first immediate-control input provided through the environmental controller during the monitoring period; receiving a first control-schedule change provided through the environmental controller during the monitoring period; receiving a second immediate-control input provided through a user device during the monitoring period; receiving a second control-schedule change provided through the user device during the monitoring period; processing at least the first immediate-control input, the first control-schedule change, the second immediate-control input, and the second control-schedule change together to generate an updated control schedule; and causing the environmental controller to control the environmental system according to th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yoky Matsuoka, Eric A. Lee, Steven A. Hales, Mark D. Stefanski, Rangoli Sharan
  • Patent number: 10642692
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described in which data, which is required by system software in a self-service terminal, is stored across a number of persistent storage elements. The persistent storage elements are located in peripheral devices within the self-service terminal. When the data is lost from volatile memory in the core computing device in the self-service terminal, the data is read back from one or more of the persistent storage elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Colin A. Sinclair
  • Patent number: 10601952
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and system for debugging and attending to a problem in a message queuing system in a computer network. A critical level of each connection in a matrix is determined. Criticality levels of different combinations of message queuing system configuration data based upon business criteria are determined. Information from the message queuing system is periodically gathered. The information includes current message queuing configuration data, current message queuing usage values, and current server usage values. Suggestions of different configurations for the current message queuing system are provided. The suggested different configurations are prioritized. The current message queuing system configuration are updated from a prioritized list of the suggested different configurations with a highest criticality level at a top of the list. The problem is debugged according to the prioritized list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rudranil Das Gupta, Erik Houlberg, Jorgen B. Kristensen, Anders Raasted
  • Patent number: 10602618
    Abstract: A parts mounting system includes: a parts checking section that detects parts information which is identification information applied to the electronic parts and includes a parts code for specifying parts of the electronic parts and a parts maker code for specifying the parts maker and checks the detected parts information with parts information previously registered in a storing part; and a parts data generation section that, when the detected parts information is unregistered parts information in which the parts code is stored in the storing part and the parts maker code of the parts code is not stored in the storing part, generates parts data of the electronic parts relating to the unregistered parts information based on previously registered parts data having the same parts code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Maenishi, Nobuaki Sakamoto, Shunsuke Higashi, Hiroshi Ando
  • Patent number: 10592835
    Abstract: The invention discloses a computerized method for planning and monitoring an efficient production floor. A production site is provided with communication access to a central server configured to: receive input data comprising details a planned job run of the production floor; receive status and location parameters pertaining to tagged central key assets of a production floor, from tracking readers located in the production site; compare the para meters to preconfigured rules using a context analyzing component; output decisions based on the comparison; the decisions resulting in generating alerts and/or recommendations pertaining to the para meters of the key assets, communicate the alerts, and/or recommendations, digitally to specified personnel; these alerts and/or recommendations related to flow of the production floor. A system of the invention is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Plataine Ltd
    Inventors: Moshe Ben-Bassat, Avner Ben-Bassat, Eduard Goldner, Naaman Lifshitz, Michal Diga
  • Patent number: 10565816
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, devices, software, and methods for kiosk locating and directing. One such method embodiment, as may be performed on a server, includes receiving a notification from a kiosk system of an out-of-service condition and an identifier of the kiosk system from which the notification is received. This method further includes identifying a location of the kiosk system and transmitting the location of the kiosk system to a wayfinding application of a technician.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Rajan Babu Vesangi
  • Patent number: 10529161
    Abstract: An electronic key without a power supply is used for unlocking an electronic door lock of a means of transportation such as an automobile or for unlocking an anti-theft system electronic lock. On the means of transportation, a building, a cabinet or an independent electronic lock, a solar power generation component and a battery that can be replaced externally are installed to supply power to a recognition device such as the electronic key and the electronic lock. An electronic passcode remote control key is firmly fixed on the means of transportation or an outer wall of the building, said key being easily removed and installed by an owner; and may be installed on or around the driver dashboard of the means of transportation, facilitating startup of an engine. A smart mobile phone or the like is used as a key to unlock the door lock of the means of transportation or the building and the anti-theft system lock. This solves the problem that a lock cannot be unlocked when a mobile phone battery is used up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Yaowu Ma
  • Patent number: 10504122
    Abstract: A chargeback processing computing device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: David J. Senci, Michael J. Pope, Peng Yang
  • Patent number: 10491605
    Abstract: A bundle of public counters and a corresponding bundle of private counters are created and transmitted to a user device. The user device receives a request and processes the request without accessing a secure element processor on the user device. The user device calculates a security code using the private counter and a number. The user device transmits the calculated security code and one of the bundle of public counters in response to the request. A receiver of the response to the request determines the validity of the public counter and looks up the corresponding private counter using the public counter. The receiver determines the validity of the security code by recomputing it using the private counter and the number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lee Brickell, Jonathan Kingsley Blatter, Bobby Wieler, Harry Lee Butler, IV, Ignacio Carlos Blanco, Denis Lila
  • Patent number: 10467690
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for providing approved financing in advance of a purchase to a buyer of an item, such as an automobile, and allowing the prospective buyer to maintain control over the financing throughout the sales process. According to disclosed embodiments, a financial service system configures a financing website for the buyer, and receives personal information as well as information relating to the desired item. The financial service system approves loan parameters for the buyer, and provides the user with a link to access the financing website on a mobile device while at a dealership. Financing parameters can thus be edited throughout the process until the final sales agreement, providing the buyer with confidence and flexibility in the buying process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Katherine D. Forrester, Patrick A. Eberle, Nicholas Dolle, Steven G. Chiagouris, JoAnna R. Hartzmark, Xiaoxiang Zhang, Kurt Johnson, Kenneth S. Childs
  • Patent number: 10395289
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an improved cookieless ecommerce platform. The proposed approach involves receiving a confirmation of an order for the purchase of an item initiated by a platform member to a platform partner. The order includes at least one of an assigned e-mail address and a social community user id. The platform scans communications to/from the platform member to the partner to determine when a communication involves a request for an order, and based on the scanning, determines when a member is entitled to a cashback or similar reward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Gert Van Der Spoel
  • Patent number: 10366350
    Abstract: An enterprise compensation application enables different users to create corresponding sets of custom filters of interest, and then stores in a non-volatile storage, data indicating the corresponding custom filters created by each user. In response to receiving a request from a user for information related to a set of employees, the application identifies the set of custom filter created by the user (by examining the stored data), presents information related to the requested set of employees and also makes available the identified set of custom filters. On receiving an input indicating that the user has selected a custom filter from the set, the application determines a subset of employee as limited by the selected custom filter and then presents the information related to the subset to the user. Thus, the enterprise compensation application simplifies/supports compensation management for a large number of employees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Anadi Upadhyaya, Ty Vernon Hayden, Michele Chung, Krishnaraj Mahadevan
  • Patent number: 10365805
    Abstract: A user may perform activities at an automated device having various technical features, such as a display, a printer, a camera, a microphone, a speaker, and other features used to perform activities at the automated device. During performance of an activity, the user may run into an issue and request assistance from an agent having a computing device (e.g., a portable computing device). Additionally or alternatively, the automated device may detect the issue and send a request for assistance to a computing device managing a transaction assistance portal or directly to the agent's computing device. The request may identify the user, the activity, and/or the issue, and the agent and his or her computing device may be used to resolve the issue. The agent's computing device may also be used to facilitate customer relationship management with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Christian Mande, Mark Williamson, Brendan Watkins, Ryan Furey, Anne Price, Alison Pearce, Michelle Bentubo
  • Patent number: 10346779
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable media for incident queue assignment and prioritization are disclosed. An incident handling system may receive a request for a next highest priority incident. An incident requiring resolution may be identified. The incident may be associated with an incident queue based at least in part on a queue assignment rule. The incident queue may comprise one or more incidents. The incident queue may be processed based at least in part on a prioritization rule to identify, from the one or more incidents associated with the incident queue, the next highest priority incident. The incident handling system may transmit the next highest priority incident associated with the incident queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Fiserv, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lee Kleehammer, Michael Fisher Loyd, David Keith Johnson
  • Patent number: 10318781
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for combining preprinted information together with coded sensor information within a two-dimensional barcode. The sensor information may be of an environmental, physical or biological nature, and records a change in status of the environmental or biological condition to which the labeled product has been exposed. A sensor dye chemistry is employed and when a specified condition of the sensed property occurs it causes a change in the color state of sensor dye modules embedded within the sensor-augmented two-dimensional barcode, encoding sensor digital information. Sensor information is recovered utilizing the error-correction feature during barcode reading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: TEMPTIME CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thaddeus Prusik, Mohannad Abdo, Clive Hohberger
  • Patent number: 10304260
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods for providing an automated verification and analysis of vehicle inspection reports to a vehicle management system. Among other features, the vehicle management system can determine the type of vehicle to be inspected during a vehicle inspection report, provide customized reports associated with the identified vehicle, and provide automatic analysis and verification that the vehicle inspection report was completed in accordance with the defined parameters of the vehicle inspection report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard Jelinek, Ralph James Mason
  • Patent number: 10248963
    Abstract: There is provided a method of generating on a computer a prioritized listing of customers. The method includes establishing a data communications link to a database including financial payment information related to a financial transaction of an existing vehicle of each customer. The method includes retrieving an existing payment amount based upon the financial payment information. The method includes calculating a new payment amount. The method further includes deriving a payment difference score based upon a difference between the existing payment amount and the new payment amount. The method includes determining a behavior factor. The method includes deriving on a computer a behavior score based upon the behavior factor. The method includes determining a purchase behavior prediction score based upon the payment difference score and the behavior score. The method further includes ranking each customer based upon the determined purchase behavior prediction score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: AUTOMOTIVEMASTERMIND, INC.
    Inventors: Marco G Schnabl, Johannes Gnauck
  • Patent number: 10212826
    Abstract: After a reel of a Moisture Sensitive Device is dispatched from a component keeping area and setup to a tape feeder is performed in an external setup area, exposure time for which the Moisture Sensitive Device is in an atmospheric exposure state is timed in a reel unit, and the exposure time is compared with exposure limit time set for the Moisture Sensitive Device and stored in a storage part. An electronic component mounting apparatus equipped with the reel of the Moisture Sensitive Device whose exposure time exceeds the exposure limit time is specified, and work by the apparatus is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norihisa Yamasaki, Yasuhiro Maenishi, Yuji Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10185922
    Abstract: A method and system for managing a recycling entity is included. The method includes obtaining entity data associated with at least one entity. The at least one entity is operable to recycle a quantifiable measure of recyclable material. The method also includes obtaining resource data associated with resources associated with carrying out recycling, applying the entity data and the resource data to a model for determining an allocation of the resources so as to form at least one record, and generating, as a function of the at least one record, reports for allocating the resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: RECYCLEBANK LLC
    Inventor: Ron Gonen
  • Patent number: 10133888
    Abstract: A data reader can read data regardless of the position of a radio IC tag. The data reader reads data at a separate position from a radio IC tag provided with a storage unit storing data and a communicating antenna for transmitting the data stored in the storage unit, and includes a reader/writer for generating a modulated signal by modulating a carrier wave and a plurality of antenna units for transmitting radio waves for a read for communicating data with a storage medium by radiating the modulated signal into the air. The reader/writer includes a phase adjustment circuit for changing the phase of a carrier wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshimi Koyama, Nobuyuki Nonaka, Norio Kotera
  • Patent number: 10095404
    Abstract: To provide a server device with which the burden of processing can be reduced during generation of relationship information among multiple terminal devices. The server device can include a communication unit for communicating with a first terminal device having a first touch panel, and with a second terminal device having a second touch panel; and a controller for determining whether an interval of time that is identified on the basis of first operation information received from the first terminal device via the communication unit and corresponding to a first swipe operation performed on the first touch panel, and second operation information received from the second terminal device via the communication unit and corresponding to a second swipe operation performed on the second touch panel, falls within a prescribed range, and for generating prescribed relationship information on the basis of the result of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Ken Narita, Kazuki Morishita
  • Patent number: 10062231
    Abstract: Method and its enabling device for remote wireless micro-latching for security purposes, comprising at least one user or controller, one mobile communication device, and one secured device, whereas said user is enabled to open or close a micro-latch in said a secured device, for instant a safe box or a medical cabinet, allowing access to secured content, including money, ID card, checks, as well as medicine. Also disclosed is a multiplicity of said devices and their preprogrammed remote control by computer or mobile app. The micro-latching can be amplified to macro-latching, for instance by a micro-solenoid switching a high power electrical switch bank or relay, which in turn initiates industrial processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Smart Armor Protected, LLC
    Inventors: Justin Zastrow, Ira Hayes, William Birgen
  • Patent number: 10037532
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for detecting potentially fraudulent cardholder transactions is implemented by a fraud detection computer system in communication with a memory. The method includes identifying a first home location for a first cardholder, identifying an expected range of travel relative to the first home location for the first cardholder when making a typical financial transaction in at least one merchant category, receiving transaction data associated with a first financial transaction, retrieving the first home location based on the cardholder data and a merchant location for the first merchant based on the merchant data, calculating a distance of travel between the first merchant location and the cardholder home location, comparing the calculated distance of travel to the expected range of travel, and flagging the first financial transaction as potentially fraudulent upon determining that the calculated distance of travel exceeds the expected range of travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Andrey Birukov, Jean-Pierre Gerard
  • Patent number: 9996783
    Abstract: A quality management system for products including a multiplicity of barcoded quality indicators, a barcode indicator reader and a product type responsive indication interpreter, each of the barcoded quality indicators including a first barcode including at least one first colorable area, the first barcode being machine-readable before exceedance of the at least one time and temperature threshold, at least a second barcode including at least one second colorable area, the second barcode not being machine-readable before exceedance of the at least one time and temperature threshold, a coloring agent located at a first location on the indicator and a coloring agent pathway operative to allow the coloring agent to move, from the first location to the first and second colorable areas simultaneously thereby causing the first barcode to become unreadable and at the same time causing the second barcode to become machine-readable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Varcode Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaron Nemet, Ephraim Brand, Ahmed M. Tafesh
  • Patent number: 9939793
    Abstract: A plant control monitoring system that can reduce communication traffic between a client and server to improve processing speed, and that includes: a server-side storage section provided in a server to store operation right processing information for a machine group on a client operation monitoring screen; client-side storage sections provided in clients to store duplicates of the operation right processing information of the server-side storage section; and operation right processing sections provided in the clients to correspond to each of the operation monitoring screens and that perform operation right processing based on the operation right processing information of the client-side storage sections. Operation right processing information for each client is stored in a global variable storage section of the client-side storage section, and operation right processing information for each operation screen is stored in a local variable storage section of the client-side storage section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yun Wang, Akira Nojima, Hiroyuki Fujieda
  • Patent number: 9898654
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for assisting a user performing a procedure. The method includes capturing, by a camera, images of user activity while the user is performing the procedure. The method further includes converting, by computer processing system, the images of user activity into a text representation of user activity. The method also includes comparing, by the computer processing system, the textual representation of user activity to procedure documentation. The method additionally includes at least one of visually and audibly indicating, by a display and a speaker, a corrective action to the user responsive to a mismatch result from said comparing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vittorio Castelli, Georgiana Dinu, Radu Florian, Gourab Kundu, Taesun Moon, Avirup Sil
  • Patent number: 9894207
    Abstract: The stages of an interaction between a potential customer (the user) and a sales representative (the agent) during a sales interaction are identified to understand the interaction factors that drive sales and, by doing so, to serve the customer better and thus increase sales. Initially, a user makes contact with an agent via a communications network. During the interaction, a dropping point is reached, i.e. the point in the interaction at which either the user or the agent ends the interaction. The dropping point and other interaction factors is analyzed. Based upon such analysis, various recommendations are made to the agents to improve the user's sales experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: 24/7 CUSTOMER, INC.
    Inventors: R. Mathangi Sri, Prashant V. Ullegaddi, Vaibhav Srivastava
  • Patent number: 9880549
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to statistical and mathematical optimization techniques to predict completion time of parts and subassemblies in one production line. A real-time visibility of products and work-in-process is produced. Optimization techniques are utilized to allow for dynamic modification of a transportation schedule and/or batch size, thereby reducing transportation costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Faisal Aqlan, Kevin F. Becker, Jason McAllister, Anthony G. Tiano
  • Patent number: 9842209
    Abstract: A collection of techniques allow for the detection of covert malware that attempts to hide its existence on a system by leveraging both trusted hardware event counters and the particular memory addresses (as well as the sequences of such addresses) of the instructions that are generating the suspected malicious activity. By monitoring the address distribution's specific patterns over time, one can build a behavioral model (i.e., “fingerprint”) of a particular process—and later attempt to match suspected malicious processes to the stored behavioral models. Whenever the actual measured behavior of a suspected malicious process fails to match said stored behavioral models, the system or system administrator may attempt to perform rehabilitative actions on the computer system to locate and remove the malware hiding on the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: McAfee, LLC
    Inventors: Eliezer Tamir, Andreas Kleen, Alex Nayshtut, Vadim Sukhomlinov, Igor Muttik, Eliel Louzoun
  • Patent number: 9836678
    Abstract: A quality management system for products including a multiplicity of bar coded quality indicators each operative to provide a machine-readable indication of exceedance of at least one threshold by at least one product quality affecting parameter, a barcode indicator reader operative to read the barcoded quality indicators and to provide output indications, the barcoded quality indicators being readable by the barcode indicator reader at all times after first becoming readable, including times prior to, during and immediately following exceedance of the at least one threshold by the at least one product quality affecting parameter, and a product type responsive indication interpreter operative to receive the output indications and to provide human sensible, product quality status outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Varcode Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaron Nemet, Ephraim Brand
  • Patent number: 9821965
    Abstract: A system and method for tracking/controlling access to transported articles, includes a computing module in signal communication with sending and receiving stations. A first input device at the sending station receives identifying information identifying a carrier (“carrier ID”) and an item (“item ID”) placed within the locked carrier. The carrier ID and the item ID are transmitted to the computing module. A second input device at the receiving station receives the carrier ID for a carrier received at the receiving station and identifying information for an individual (“user ID”) at the receiving station provided access to the locked carrier. The carrier ID and the user ID are transmitted to the computing module, which unlocks the carrier and allows access to the item inside, and records the user ID of the individual provided access and the associated carrier ID and/or item ID to provide chain of custody information for the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: CAROLINA LOGISTICS SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: David G. Wolfe, Spencer W. Allen
  • Patent number: 9805384
    Abstract: A method for discounting a payment transaction include: storing, in a memory, transaction data for a payment transaction, wherein the transaction data includes at least a transaction amount; receiving, by a receiving device, payment data associated with a payment account, wherein the payment data includes at least a payment account number; receiving, by the receiving device, offer data, wherein the offer data includes an offer identifier associated with the payment account and a transaction modifier; encrypting, using a predetermined encryption key, at least a portion of the payment account number to obtain an encrypted account number; and updating, in the memory, the transaction amount included in the transaction data based on the transaction modifier if the encrypted account number corresponds to the offer identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Rohit Chauhan
  • Patent number: 9805083
    Abstract: The functionality of a networked physical product is defined as an abstraction, or a virtual product, in such a way that the product functionality can be interpreted and managed by a business enterprise system. A software application and data model spans isolated databases to store and maintain the functional data and contextual information of a networked physical product and the associated business data needed to manage the product. The functional and contextual data is managed by a purpose-built and optimized heterogeneous database environment, and the associated business data is managed separately in another purpose-built and optimized database environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Devicify, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher S. Johnson, Jason S. Geiger
  • Patent number: 9747286
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for managing hardware components in a cloud computing environment. A mobile device captures an image of a bar code placed on a rack that is associated with an identifier that references an Internet resource of the management software that manages the rack. The mobile device transmits a request to the management software for information regarding a component in the rack, where the request includes a unique identifier (e.g., serial number) associated with the component. The management software uses the unique identifier to identify the component of interest and transmits information regarding the component of interest to the mobile device. In this manner, the client device can conveniently access the management software as well as conveniently acquire information dynamically from the management software about specific hardware components in these racks while the user is on the floor of the data center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rohith K. Ashok, Wei L. Chan, Hugh E. Hockett, Shu C. Wan
  • Patent number: 9734520
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for giving prompt, detailed ratings feedback (e.g., as a purchase is being made or a user is shopping or dining with a merchant) that can be subjected to a controlled delay in sending the actual feedback to merchants. “Merchant” is used in a general sense to include both providers of goods and providers of services, such as dining (e.g., restaurants, coffee shops), car maintenance, carpet cleaning, home remodeling, and plumbing, for example). The feedback may be provided from a consumer mobile device. Embodiments may provide information useable in real time (e.g., as the user is considering the ratings to be given) from the merchant back to the consumer for improving the ratings feedback or that the consumer can use, for example, for making purchasing decisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: German Scipioni
  • Patent number: 9668327
    Abstract: A system (100, 102) for remotely controlling a controllable device (110), the controllable device comprising a receiver (112) configured to receive a digital command, the controllable device being configured to modify an aspect of the controllable device in response to receiving the digital command, a mobile controller (120), the mobile controller comprising a tag reader (122) configured to connect directly to an electronic tag over a first wireless channel (152) and to receive information from the tag identifying the controllable device (110), and a sender (124) configured to wirelessly send the digital command to the controllable device over a second wireless channel (154) using the information identifying the controllable device, and an access control module (130) configured to selectively allow or block the mobile controller to control the controllable device through the digital command, the access control module being configured to allow the mobile controller to control the controllable device within a c
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Iulia Dobai, Jan Hendrik Poesse
  • Patent number: 9646237
    Abstract: A barcoded indicator operative to provide a machine-readable indication of exceedance of at least one threshold by at least one product quality affecting parameter, the barcoded indicator including at least a first barcode and at least a second barcode, the at least a second barcode being in a second barcode unreadable state prior to exceedance of the at least one threshold and upon exceedance of the at least one threshold the at least a first barcode becoming unreadable and generally simultaneously the at least a second barcode becoming readable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Varcode Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaron Nemet, Ephraim Brand