Permitting Access Patents (Class 235/382)
  • Patent number: 11328567
    Abstract: A first device is detected within a geofenced area of an establishment. A second device is determined to be within the geofenced area. A first individual associated with the first device is instructed to enter the establishment and complete a first portion of opening security procedures associated with an opening of the establishment. Upon completion of the first portion, a second individual associated with the second device is instructed to enter the establishment for a second portion of the opening security procedures. The first individual and the second individual are monitored through video feeds during the first portion and the second portion of the opening security procedures for compliance with the opening security procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Robert Burris, Christopher John Costello, Gregory Joseph Hartl, Sudip Rahman Khan
  • Patent number: 11330432
    Abstract: A maintenance system includes a server device, a terminal device, and an in-vehicle device installed in a vehicle. The server device includes a worker authentication information reception unit configured to receive worker authentication information from the terminal device, a server authentication processing unit configured to perform an authentication process on the worker authentication information, and a server key transmission unit configured to transmit a first key to be used with the in-vehicle device to the terminal device whose worker authentication information has been successfully authenticated by the server authentication processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: KDDI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Takemori, Seiichirou Mizoguchi, Akinori Totsuka, Hiroshi Ishizuka
  • Patent number: 11328269
    Abstract: A ticket seller system can offer an enhanced event experience for users of the system by tracking the locations of ticketholders before and during an event to offer ticket resale and seat upgrade opportunities to the users. The locations of users can be harnessed to offer enhanced value to event attendees and to allow event owners to maximize the use of their venue during an event by offering new upgrades and resale options to patrons. Users who might miss an event and otherwise lose all of their ticket value can be detected, based on their location, and offered an opportunity to recoup some of the cost by reselling the tickets. Event attendees who desire to upgrade their seats at an event can be offered the opportunity to purchase upgrade tickets for seats that have been vacated by other attendees that have left the event while the event is ongoing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: STUBHUB, INC.
    Inventor: Kamal Zamer
  • Patent number: 11321982
    Abstract: The present invention relates in general to a biosecurity system for the livestock industry, and more specifically, animal production facilities. The livestock biosecurity system comprises a biometric recognition component, a cloud database, and a smart device (e.g., smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc.). A purpose of the livestock biosecurity system is to track person(s) of interest and verify that persons of interest attempting to gain access to an animal production facility are compliant with pre-set biosecurity protocols. The livestock biosecurity system determines whether the person(s) of interest should or should not be granted entry into an animal production facility based on the preset biosecurity protocols and further provides employee oversight at the facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Novetechnologies, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony K. Novero, Ronald L. Novero
  • Patent number: 11314971
    Abstract: In general, techniques are described for a personal protective equipment (PPE) management system (PPEMS) that uses images of optical patterns embodied on articles of personal protective equipment (PPEs) to identify safety conditions that correspond to usage of the PPEs. In one example, an article of personal protective equipment (PPE) includes a first optical pattern embodied on a surface of the article of PPE; a second optical pattern embodied on the surface of the article of PPE, wherein a spatial relation between the first optical pattern and the second optical pattern is indicative of an operational status of the article of PPE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Caroline M. Ylitalo, Kui Chen-Ho, Paul L. Acito, Tien Yi T. H. Whiting, James B. Snyder, Travis L. Potts, James W. Howard, James L. C. Werness, Jr., Suman K. Patel, Charles A. Shaklee, Katja Hansen, Glenn E. Casner, Kiran S. Kanukurthy, Steven T. Awiszus, Neeraj Sharma
  • Patent number: 11315376
    Abstract: A security system includes a first security badge having a visual portion that varies according to signals provided to the first security badge and an authorization server that periodically provides signals to the first security badge in response to a query of the authorization server by the first security badge while the first security badge remains in a controlled zone, the signals varying independently of reader access of the first security badge. The first security badge may be read by a reader only in connection with initial entry into the controlled zone. Authorization of a user of the first security badge may vary while the user remains in the controlled zone. The first security badge may include a visual image of a user of the first security badge and displays additional information. The additional information may include name and authorization status of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventors: Julian Eric Lovelock, Georges Robert Vieux
  • Patent number: 11316558
    Abstract: A log in system and a log in method of a field are provided. The log in method includes: broadcasting a first RF (RF) signal and a second RF signal by a gateway; a sensing card receiving the first RF signal to switch from a disable mode to an enable mode, the sensing card receiving the second RF signal in the enable mode and generating a communicating channel between the sensing card and the gateway in response to the second RF signal; the gateway receiving sensing card information from the sensing card via the communicating channel and recording an identity corresponding to the sensing card to a log in list corresponding to the field according to the sensing card information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignees: ASKEY COMPUTER CORP., ASKEY TECHNOLOGY (JIANGSU) LTD.
    Inventors: Yen Chi Cheng, Yu Ting Hsiao, Huan-Ruei Shiu
  • Patent number: 11315337
    Abstract: A method for managing, by an electronic device, content in an augmented reality (AR) system is provided. The method includes identifying a digital artefact that is used by a first application of an electronic device, executing and displaying an image capturing application to capture images, displaying the digital artefact on a captured image which includes an object of a real world where the digital artefact is displayed on or around the object, and, while the digital artefact is displayed, receiving an user input on at least one of the digital artefact or the object for performing an action associated with the digital artefact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Debayan Mukherjee, Swadha Jaiswal, Saumitri Choudhury, Preksha Shukla, Veethika Mishra, Shivi Pal, Suresh Kumar Gara, Nitish Gupta
  • Patent number: 11308231
    Abstract: A device configured to receive a data storage request that identifies a data content type for a data element and a target data storage device. The device is further configured to determine the target data storage device does not match an approved data storage device. The device is further configured to determine a security level associated with the target data storage device and to determine vulnerability types associated with the determined security level of the target data storage device. The device is further configured to identify security controls based on the determined vulnerability types and to output the identified security controls. Each security control comprises a hardware configuration for data storage devices that are associated with mitigating one or more vulnerability types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Jo-Ann Taylor, Amelia B. Hartman
  • Patent number: 11301984
    Abstract: Sensors in a facility obtain sensor data about a user's interaction with a fixture, such as a shelf. The sensor data may include images such as obtained from overhead cameras, weight changes from weight sensors at the shelf, and so forth. Based on the sensor data, one or more hypotheses that indicate the items and quantity may be determined and assessed. The hypotheses may be based on information such as the location of a user and where their hands are, weight changes, physical layout data indicative of where items are stowed, cart data indicative of what items are in the possession of the user, and so forth. A hypothesis having a greatest confidence value may be deemed to be representative of the user's interaction, and interaction data indicative of the item and quantity may be stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Dilip Kumar, Nikhil Chacko, Nishitkumar Ashokkumar Desai, Jayakrishnan Kumar Eledath, Gopi Prashanth Gopal, Gerard Guy Medioni, Kushagra Srivastava
  • Patent number: 11297197
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include systems, methods, and computer-program products for digitizing and processing transmission of a physical resource document from an issuer to a user and from a user to a processing institution for real-time posting of physical resource documents. In this way, the invention processes a physical resource document into an image format at the issuer and transmits a secure digital image file to the user. The image format is processed and digitized for resource processing. Upon user receipt, the system validates the resource distribution. Upon validation the system allows for processing the resource document and the resource distribution from that document as a digital real-time payment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Saurabh Mavani
  • Patent number: 11290298
    Abstract: A modular door and frame that can be manufactured and supplied to end users with various combinations of intelligent features. The intelligent features allow functions to be performed by the door and/or frame. Also, conditions or events to be detected and monitored at the intelligent door and/or remote locations. Data relating to the various functions, events, or conditions can be communicated across a network that is communicatively coupled to the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: EDST, LLC
    Inventors: Dave Marcinkowski, Thomas Mandry
  • Patent number: 11284260
    Abstract: A method implemented on an augmented reality (AR) electronic device includes initiating a security access code software application on the AR electronic device. A user of the AR electronic device is identified. A first electronic computing device at or near a current location of the user is identified. The first electronic computing device is an input device for entry of a security code to permit access to a protected asset. A determination is made as to whether the user is authorized to access the protected asset. When a determination is made that the user is authorized to access the protected asset, a security access code is displayed on the AR electronic device. The security access code permits the user to access the protected asset via the first electronic computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Brian Michael Young, Kourtney Eidam
  • Patent number: 11282066
    Abstract: A method of generating a shared augmented reality payment authentication entry interface includes detecting a first consumer device and a second consumer device; prompting a display of a first augmented reality payment authentication interface at the first consumer device; and prompting a display of a second augmented reality payment authentication interface at the second consumer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: WORLDPAY, LLC
    Inventor: Charlotte Spender
  • Patent number: 11281796
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed herein for managing and sharing sensitive information using blockchain technology. In certain embodiments, a transaction may be generated using information and a set of conditions, wherein satisfying the set of conditions by a requester of the information determines access to the information by the requester and the set of conditions include a count for a number of queries allowed for accessing the information. As requesters access the information, the count is decremented or adjusted and updated transactions are stored on the blockchain ledger until the count adjusts to a predetermined number, such zero. The information and the set of conditions may be defined by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Pratt, Nigel Bradley, Eric Zavesky, Nikhil Marathe, Timothy Innes
  • Patent number: 11270271
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods that may convert traditional tickets into secure digital assets protected by cryptographic public/private keys that deploy these tickets on a blockchain. By structuring these tickets as smart digital contracts, such system can act as a self-policing escrow while simultaneously allowing ticket issuers greater control over the tickets after the tickets leave the ticket issuers' possession. The system can incorporate specific capabilities into the digital assets to provide an increased level of multiple ownership, security granularity, and sales restrictions in ticket transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventor: Sanzib Khaund
  • Patent number: 11270172
    Abstract: An apparatus that operates with a detachable unit mounted therein, includes: a storage unit configured to store a public key; and a verification unit configured to verify data held by the mounted unit, based on the public key. The data includes attribute information indicating an attribute of the unit, and authentication information generated from target information including the attribute information with a secret key paired with the public key and from which the target information is restorable, and the verification unit is further configured to detect an anomaly in the attribute information or the authentication information included in the data, by determining whether the attribute information included in the target information restored from the authentication information using the public key matches the attribute information included in the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hirotaka Ittogi, Kenjiro Hori
  • Patent number: 11270280
    Abstract: A consumer at a POS is able to obtain instant credit from a third party payment provider by providing identification information, such as from a driver's license, through a sales associate at the POS and by providing directly the last four digits of the consumer's social security number (SSN). When the consumer wants to make subsequent purchases through the payment provider, the sales associate need only enter the consumer's last name, zip code, and date of birth for the payment provider to locate and retrieve the consumer's account. The consumer may then enter the last four digits of the consumer's social security number, such as into a PIN pad at the POS, and have the information processed by the payment provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Sean Zito
  • Patent number: 11270175
    Abstract: A Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag according to one embodiment includes a housing configured for coupling to a vehicle; control circuitry coupled to the housing and operatively coupled to an electrical system of the vehicle; and a memory for storing information; where the control circuitry directly controls access to the vehicle via the operative coupling to the electrical system of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventor: Dominic M. Kotab
  • Patent number: 11263899
    Abstract: A retrofittable modular school bus safety apparatus comprising a CPU, a plurality of sensors and scanners, an electrical plug device, and an output device. The electrical plug device is preferably adapted to plug into an auxiliary power port, a USB port or an OBD port to provide electrical power to the apparatus and to provide actuatable communication to school bus devices such as lights, horns, crossing arm, etc. The sensors include machine vision sensors, proximity detection sensors, and speed detection sensors. The apparatus is adapted to “read” a vehicle's license plate via ALPR, perform facial recognition, automatically monitor and warn/alert traffic proximate the school bus, to automatically respond with an appropriate level of response depending on an observed level of a moving violation, and to automatically wirelessly obtain the traffic laws/regulations applicable to location of the school bus and to operate accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: EKIN TEKNOLOJI SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
    Inventor: Akif Ekin
  • Patent number: 11250120
    Abstract: An authentication method for authenticating an electronic ticket stored in a portable information device by an authentication apparatus, including a step of acquiring, by the portable information device, shared information that is sharable with the authentication apparatus when authentication of the electronic ticket is performed, a step of generating, by the portable information device, a bar code based on the acquired shared information and the electronic ticket, a step of displaying the bar code by the portable information device, a step of reading, by the authentication apparatus, the electronic ticket and the shared information from the bar code displayed on the portable information device, and a step of performing, by the authentication apparatus, the authentication of the electronic ticket by making a comparison between contents of the shared information read from the bar code together with the electronic ticket and shared information in the authentication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Okabe
  • Patent number: 11248273
    Abstract: Methods and systems for customizing hides are provided. In particular, one or more embodiments comprise a tanning control system that improves profitability and customer satisfaction by facilitating the customization of hides according to customer orders. Furthermore, one or more embodiments enable the tanning control system to improve efficiency and responsiveness by producing packages of hides that exactly match customer orders. Additionally, one or more embodiments enhance the traceability of hides by capturing data related to the customization of hides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: National Beef Packing Company, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Horst Hein, Kenneth Graham Press
  • Patent number: 11238683
    Abstract: An identity reader is coupled to a card reader that is coupled to a peripheral device, and includes a transceiver for scanning ephemeral ID signals including a first ephemeral ID signal from a user smart-device, wherein the first ephemeral ID signal is not permanently associated with the user, for outputting a reader identifier and a second ephemeral ID signal not permanently associated with a reader device to the smart device, and for receiving an authorization server token from the smart device, a processor coupled to the transceiver for determining whether the authorization server token is valid, and for determining card emulation data from a payload portion of the authorization server token, a radio frequency (rf) transmitter coupled to the processor for transmitting the card emulation data to the card reader device via rf signals, and wherein the reader device is for directing the peripheral device to perform a user-perceptible action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Proxy, Inc.
    Inventors: Denis Mars, Simon Ratner
  • Patent number: 11229835
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling access to wireless gaming devices and networks are provided. For example, access is controlled through one or more levels of security checks, such as a hard security check instead of or in addition to a soft security check. In a hard security check, the user employs an apparatus such as a card or other physical token that can be used to access the wireless gaming device. Such an apparatus may communicate information that identifies the user to the device or may simply be used to produce a signal without which the device is locked to users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Dean P. Alderucci, Joseph M. Asher, Robert F. Bahrampour, Kevin Burman, James J. Coffey, Ronald Rushin
  • Patent number: 11228585
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for authenticating a user accessing a user account. A behavior event associated with a current user using the user account during a session is obtained. The behavior event comprises of keystroke events and mouse events. The obtained behavior event of the current user is compared with a behavior profile of a registered user associated with the user account. The behavior profile comprises keystroke events and mouse events associated with the registered user. The current user is authenticated during the session, when the current user is determined to be the same as the registered user based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: KING ABDULAZIZ UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Fahad Alsolami, Nada Alruhaily
  • Patent number: 11216865
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for storing one or more shopping items from a user in a user item database; determining a location of the user using a processor that tracks a geographical location of one or more devices associated with the user; determining a location of one or more stores associated with a stored shopping item using the processor that searches one or more store databases; providing, via a graphical user interface (GUI), a prompt to the user when the determined location of the user is within a pre-determined proximity; and providing, via the GUI, one or more navigation instructions from the determined location of the user to the determined location of the store when the prompt is accepted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventor: Christos Parisis
  • Patent number: 11188905
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose an information identification code-based information authentication method, a terminal, and a computer storage medium. The method includes: generating an information identification code, the information identification code carrying a first identifier used for representing a user identity and a second identifier used for representing a generation time of the information identification code; and initiating, by a first terminal, or receiving, from the first terminal, a first request according to the information identification code, to request a second terminal to perform identity authentication on the first terminal to satisfy a target requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LTD
    Inventors: Chong Chen, Xingxing Dai, Zhenquan Wu, Mao Tang, Lingyun Song, Hongyang Hu
  • Patent number: 11189136
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are provided to enable casino operators to provide printed tangible items for patron uses, such as lottery tickets. Such embodiments accept tangible indicators of financial consideration from patrons, such as currency or tickets associated with certain verifiable values, such as valid and winning lottery tickets and other forms of consideration which a patron can provide to a casino in exchange for one or more points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventors: David Kubajak, Mike Nguyen, Mark Adams
  • Patent number: 11170404
    Abstract: A system can offer an enhanced event experience for users of the system by tracking the locations of the users during a purchased-access event such as a ticketed event and offering real time location-based upgrades to the users. The locations of users can be used to determine a demonstrated interest by the user for a particular location or product in the event venue and to offer upgrades tailored to that demonstrated interest. For example, a concert attendee with a ticket for a particular seat may be detected a location relatively far from the user's seat such as a location near a seat of a friend of the user. The system can detect the user's location, identify available seats near the user's location, and offer the user an upgrade to the identified available seats. Location-based upgrades can also be provided in airplanes, hotels, cruise ships, or other venues or events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: StubHub, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Scott Zises
  • Patent number: 11170282
    Abstract: A communication system ad methods that includes a RFID tag writer to assign a unique identification to RFID tags, a series of personal communication devices, that have an RFID tag, a processor, a signal receiver and a display, and processors provide instructions to the displays to provide different light sequences in response to signals received, and a central controller that includes a processor, a transceiver and a memory, where the memory stores information relating to the RFID tags, user accounts and has an input device that allows users to be segregated into defined groups and stored, and the controller receives signals from tag readers or communication devices and transmit signals to the personal communication devices to affect the displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Semnox Solutions Private Limited
    Inventors: Iqbal Mohammad, Kiran Karanki
  • Patent number: 11164230
    Abstract: Embodiments of the specification disclose a transaction execution method, apparatus, and device applicable in a client terminal and a server. The transaction execution method includes: scanning an offline object and a corresponding identification code thereof, the identification code comprising positioning assistance information of the offline object; triggering a recognition process for the offline object and the identification code; and executing a transaction with respect to the offline object based on a result of the recognition process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: ADVANCED NEW TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fan Yang, Huanmi Yin, Xiaodong Zeng, Feng Lin, Sihai Yao, Hong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11164114
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for performing detailed planning functions for businesses, enterprises and other types of organizations. According to an embodiment, the system comprises a graphical user interface configured to allow a user to define calculations based on data associated with an entity that may have scalar attributes for each entity, and/or a time series, and execution of the defined calculation generates time series result. According to another aspect, a calculation definition may be configured to be adjustable allowing a user to adjust parameter value(s) for each entity associated with the calculation definition. According to another aspect, a calculation definition may be configured to be discretionary allowing a user to attach or assign a calculation to each entity individually. According to another aspect, multiple calculations may be created and have the same name.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: TCG SENIOR FUNDING L.L.C.
    Inventors: Paul Barber, Robert Walker, Geoffrey Ng, Jason Seeley
  • Patent number: 11138609
    Abstract: The invention provides methods, systems and computer program products for identity authentication for payment card based payment transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventors: Gaurav Kumar, Saugandh Datta, Nibedan Kumar Bhawsinka
  • Patent number: 11127235
    Abstract: A building campus with an integrated smart environment can provide frictionless access control and device management services among other benefits. A method for providing frictionless access control includes maintaining a directory of individuals associated with the building, receiving identity information related to an individual seeking authorization to enter an access point in the building from at least one access control device, identifying the individual by comparing the identity information to the directory, identifying a user device associated with the individual using the directory, sending an authorization request to the user device, and authorizing the individual to enter the access point upon completion of the authorization request. A system for providing device management services includes registering devices from different manufacturers to a directory and authorizing one or more users to access and monitor parameters associated with each device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Sudhi R. Sinha, Youngchoon Park, Ada L. Ma
  • Patent number: 11128707
    Abstract: A group of remote devices executing an omnichannel application are coordinated from a network node. An omnichannel mediator coordinates formation of at least two of said remote devices into an omnichannel cloudlet. A component manager controls which of a plurality of components of said omnichannel application should optimally be placed on which individual devices of said omnichannel cloudlet and how data should flow to individual devices of said omnichannel cloudlet. A replication optimizer optimally coordinates data replication for the group of remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul C. Castro, Marco Pistoia, John Ponzo
  • Patent number: 11128706
    Abstract: A group of remote devices executing an omnichannel application are coordinated from a network node. An omnichannel mediator coordinates formation of at least two of said remote devices into an omnichannel cloudlet. A component manager controls which of a plurality of components of said omnichannel application should optimally be placed on which individual devices of said omnichannel cloudlet and how data should flow to individual devices of said omnichannel cloudlet. A replication optimizer optimally coordinates data replication for the group of remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul C. Castro, Marco Pistoia, John Ponzo
  • Patent number: 11127009
    Abstract: According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a method for using a mobile device to effect a secure electronic transaction. In one embodiment, the method includes, at a mobile backend server comprising one or more processors: receiving, from a mobile device of a user that is engaged in or desires to engage in an electronic transaction with an entity other than the user, first information that identifies the user and second information that directly or indirectly identifies the electronic transaction, wherein the second information does not contain payment information for the user; using the first information to identify the user; determining user payment information for the identified user; using the second information to identify a target for the payment information; and sending the user payment information to the identified target for use to initiate the electronic transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Omnyway, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammad Khan, Ashok Narasimhan, William N. Melton
  • Patent number: 11126995
    Abstract: The present invention relates to transfer methods of wireless power to non-self-powered biometric authentication devices through far-field radio waves coming from a nearby self-powered radio frequency device. By default, the non-self-powered biometric authentication device of the invention is made of a far-field radio microwave antenna, an antenna tuner, a RF-to-DC power rectifier and power converter functions. The transfer methods of wireless power to non-self-powered biometric authentication devices of the invention are particularly well-suited for self-enrollment of one user's identity on biometric smart cards but can also be applied for subsequent data exchange such as peer-to-peer money transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventor: Pierre T. Gandolfo
  • Patent number: 11127259
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are provided to enable casino operators to provide printed tangible items for patron uses, such as lottery tickets. Such embodiments accept tangible indicators of financial consideration from patrons, such as currency or tickets associated with certain verifiable values, such as valid and winning lottery tickets and other forms of consideration which a patron can provide to a casino in exchange for one or more points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: JCM American Corporation
    Inventors: David Kubajak, Mike Nguyen, Mark Adams
  • Patent number: 11122022
    Abstract: A computing resource service provider receives a request from a customer to establish a physical connection between a provider network device and a customer network device in a colocation center. Once the connection has been established, the customer may transmit cryptographic authentication information, through the physical connection, to the provider network device. The provider network device transmits this information to an authentication service operated by the computing resource service provider to verify the authenticity of the information. If the information is authentic, the authentication service may re-configure the provider network device to allow the customer to access one or more services provided by the computing resource service provider. The authentication service may transmit cryptographic authentication information to the customer to verify the identity of the computing resource service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Edward Stalzer, Christian Arthur Arllen
  • Patent number: 11113228
    Abstract: A computing system comprising a portable computer and a reader are disclosed. The portable computer is pocket-sized and comprises flash memory, and optionally a processor and a GPS chip. The reader includes a monitor, a keyboard with docking port and an optional processor and at least one input/output USB connector. A user cannot interact with the portable computer without the reader. The reader is a non-functioning “shell” without the portable computer, however, when they are connected the system becomes a fully functional personal computer. To log on, a user provides security information, for example, a password or biometrics, such as fingerprints. The credit card size and capabilities of the portable computer allows a user to easily carry virtually their entire computer in a pocket for use anywhere there is a reader. In addition, the portable computer provides security against unauthorized use, even if lost or stolen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Arnouse Digital Devices Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Arnouse
  • Patent number: 11109188
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting and processing spatiotemporal data are disclosed. Signals are received from user devices, where each of the signals includes an identifier of a respective user device that transmitted the signal. A first subset of the signals is determined, where each signal in the first subset was received from a first user device. A first signal in the first subset is identified to classify as a begin signal based on a configuration associated with a first physical area, and a second signal in the first subset is identified to classify as an end signal based on the configuration associated with the first physical area. An amount of time that elapsed between receiving the begin signal and receiving the end signal is determined, and an estimated spatiotemporal measure is generated based at least in part on the determined first amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: John Robert Rankin, V, Marcus W. Ledet, Jonathan Gregory Reuel, Samir M. Ketema, Steven C. Eaton
  • Patent number: 11107310
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention are directed towards method system and devices assisting a user in providing seamless access to a user through an access point of the access system. The invention describes adjusting the threshold signal strength used by the user terminal to access an access point. The adjustment to the threshold signal strength is determined by determining a change in the time interval based on different time stamps. The different time stamps are registered when a user with the user terminal attempts to access the access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ashley Kennedy-Foster
  • Patent number: 11106774
    Abstract: A trusted device, such as a wristwatch, is provided with authentication circuitry, used to perform an authentication operation to switch the trusted device into an authenticated state. Retention monitoring circuitry monitors the physical possession of the trusted device by the user following the authentication operation and switches the trusted device out of an authenticated state if the trusted device does not remain in the physical possession of the user. While the trusted device remains in the physical possession of the user, communication triggering circuitry is used to detect a request to establish communication with a target device that is one of a plurality of different target devices and communication circuitry is used to communicate with that target device using an authenticated identity of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: ARM IP Limited
    Inventors: Krisztian Flautner, Hugo John Martin Vincent, Amyas Edward Wykes Phillips, Robert George Taylor
  • Patent number: 11102265
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally provides a system and method for providing a real-time digital virtual audience. The system and method may include processing video associated with an event to produce a corresponding data stream, combining the corresponding data stream with at least one sequence of predictability data stream to create a digital framework, processing the digital framework into at least one representation of at least one object depicted in the video, and transmitting the at least one representation to one or more communication devices associated with one or more virtual audience members, wherein the one or more virtual audience members are viewing the same event using their respective communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: Jacquelynn R. Lueth, Adit Reddy, William Garnet, David M. Hankla
  • Patent number: 11099402
    Abstract: The techniques described herein enable a head-mounted display device to use a fiducial marker to identify an Internet of Things (IoT) device. The head-mounted display device can use the identifier to establish a network connection with the IoT device. For example, the identifier can include an Internet Protocol (IP) address, a Bluetooth address, a cloud IoT identifier (e.g., AZURE hub IoT identifier), or another type of an identifier. By using an electronic paper display, the IoT device can dynamically generate and display a new fiducial marker when a new identifier is assigned to the IoT device or is generated by the IoT device. Consequently, the head-mounted display device can detect the fiducial marker and extract the identifier for the IoT device from the fiducial marker so that the identifier can be used to establish a network connection with the IoT device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Louis Amadio
  • Patent number: 11102370
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and system for tracking, issuing, and authenticating gear or articles, such as uniforms, badges, equipment, weapons, etc, for use in law enforcement or other official capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Martex Potosi, S.A. de C.V.
    Inventors: Santiago Martí Ascencio, Herman Miklautsch, Claudia Virginia Félix Martínez, Luis Fernando Martínez Íñiguez
  • Patent number: 11087573
    Abstract: A portable electronic device to be used as a keyless device of a vehicle includes a controlling circuit which includes a physiological feature detection module and a processing circuit. The physiological feature detection module is used for detecting a physiological feature of a person. The processing circuit is coupled to the physiological feature detection module and used for determining whether the person is an authorized user of the vehicle according to the detected physiological feature of the person, and for opening a car door of the vehicle or starting the vehicle when the person is identified by the processing circuit as the authorized user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: PixArt Imaging Inc.
    Inventors: Yen-Min Chang, Yi-Hsien Ko, Nien-Tse Chen
  • Patent number: 11082599
    Abstract: A method for controlling a field-of-view (FOV) of a camera device. The method includes receiving, in response to the camera device capturing and broadcasting an image, a plurality of FOV selections from a plurality of viewer devices, where each of the plurality of FOV selections comprises a request to adjust the FOV of the camera device, selecting, based on a pre-determined criterion, an aggregate FOV selection from the plurality of FOV selections, and generating, in response to selecting the aggregate FOV selection, a control signal for adjusting the FOV of the camera device based on the aggregate FOV selection, where the camera device broadcasts, to the plurality of viewer devices, an adjusted image captured in response to adjusting the FOV of the camera device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: HANGZHOU TARUO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventor: Hao Qian
  • Patent number: 11075901
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for authenticating a user accessing a user account. A behavior event associated with a current user using the user account during a session is obtained. The behavior event comprises of keystroke events and mouse events. The obtained behavior event of the current user is compared with a behavior profile of a registered user associated with the user account. The behavior profile comprises keystroke events and mouse events associated with the registered user. The current user is authenticated during the session, when the current user is determined to be the same as the registered user based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: KING ABDULAZIZ UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Nada Alruhaily, Fahad Alsolami