Permitting Access Patents (Class 235/382)
  • Patent number: 11907801
    Abstract: Systems for encoding resource access credentials in barcodes displayed on user devices, such as mobile phones, are described. A resource access credential authorising payment for a transaction relating to the purchase of goods or services is obtained, and a barcode encoding barcode data is generated, including at least a purchasing entity identifier, the resource access credential, and a user supplied transaction identifier. The barcode is displayed on the display of the user device, and read by an optical reader of merchant computing system. The merchant computing system requests payment for the transaction using the resource access credential, and produces a transaction data packet containing transaction data relating to the transaction, together with at least the purchasing entity identifier and user supplied transaction identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventor: Melissa Linda Gollan
  • Patent number: 11900741
    Abstract: Electronic locking devices, systems, and methods may require the utilization of an electronic key generated by an electronic key generation device. The electronic key may be generated using a data payload received from a server and/or an administrative device. The administrative device is enabled to remotely manage the locking device and locking system via, for example, a software application running on the administrative device and/or a website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventors: Gabriel Bestard Ribas, Steven Thomas Bakondi, Lloyd Seliber
  • Patent number: 11893580
    Abstract: In some examples, a mobile card reader includes a card interface to read information from a card, an interface to enable the mobile card reader to communicate with a mobile device, and a processor configured to send security related information of the mobile card reader to an application executing on the mobile device. The security related information may be for transmission by the mobile device to a remote server system. The mobile card reader may receive, from the application, an indication that the application has been validated by the remote server system based on validation of the security related information of the mobile card reader and security related information of the application. In response, the mobile card reader generates a secure session key with which to carry out encrypted communication between the application and the mobile card reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: BLOCK, INC.
    Inventors: Max Joseph Guise, Jason Waddle, Dino Dai Zovi
  • Patent number: 11893575
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamic inclusion of enhanced data in transactions are disclosed. According to another embodiment, in an information processing apparatus comprising at least one computer processor, a method for conducting a mobile wallet payment with dynamic enhanced data using a mobile payment application may include: (1) receiving, from a merchant point of transaction device, a transaction request from a mobile payment application executed by a mobile electronic device, the transaction request comprising a unique identifier for a financial instrument provisioned to a mobile wallet computer application and a payment option selection; and (2) processing the transaction request according to the payment option selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Howard Spector, Allison Beer, Craig Mullaney, Vimal Brahmbhatt, Brent Samuels
  • Patent number: 11893567
    Abstract: A BLUETOOTH low energy mobile payments system may comprise a BLE beacon that is deployed at a merchant location. The BLE beacon may be associated with a specific merchant terminal. The BLE beacon may be configured to broadcast a unique beacon ID that is detectable by a user device. The user device may be configured to communicate the beacon ID to a payment system In response to receiving the beacon ID, the user device may initiate a payment between a user and a merchant, via a user device and a merchant terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventor: David Baldie
  • Patent number: 11893435
    Abstract: An internal voltage generation circuit of a smart card to perform fingerprint authentication and a smart card includes a first contact switch, a second contact switch, a switched capacitor converter and a bidirectional switched capacitor converter. The first contact switch selectively switches a contact voltage to a first node based on a first switching enable signal, in a contact mode. The second contact switch selectively switches the contact voltage to a second node based on a second switching enable signal, in the contact mode. The bidirectional switched capacitor converter steps down a first driving voltage of the first node to provide a second voltage to the second node in the contactless mode and either steps down the first driving voltage or boosts a second driving voltage of the second node based on a level of the contact voltage to provide a boosted voltage to the first node in the contact mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eunsang Jang, Junho Kim, Inhyuk Kim
  • Patent number: 11889375
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes detecting, by a first computing device, an event relating to the first computing device and a tracking device. The method includes sending, by the first computing device, a notification of the event to a tracking system server. The notification of the event includes a location associated with the event and a timestamp associated with the event. The method includes receiving, by the first computing device, a last known location of the tracking device from the tracking system server. The last known location is based on the location associated with the event and one or more locations associated with each of one or more location updates received by the tracking system server from one or more second computing devices. The method includes displaying, by the first computing device, the last known location of the tracking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Pierre-Marie Lévêque, Wayne Patterson, Arunkumar Puppala
  • Patent number: 11878664
    Abstract: A system and method for enrolling new carwash customer account profiles can or automatic access to carwash equipment. Baseline information is collected along with vehicle images for quick enrollment. The new customer can enter the carwash right away. As long as the account remains unclaimed the system periodically sends reminder messages. The unclaimed account can still wash, and the registration can be completed on the customer personal device while the vehicle is being washed or another convenient time. This provides a quick and easy way to register a new customer for a carwash subscription service or pay per wash product with automatic capture of much of the customer information—reducing the number of steps for the customer and team member operating the point-of-sale device. There is no need for manual entry of credit card information or vehicle information, enhancing enrollment efficiency for the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: VQ, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Stoel, Andrew VanWylen, Hope Wadle, Larry Pethick, Mike Lemmen, Juha Riikonen, Mikko Seppa
  • Patent number: 11880802
    Abstract: A garment life cycle tracking system utilizes a Radio Frequency Identification, RFID, device to retrieve life cycle data about the garment. The RFID device may be scanned by an interactive device, such as a mobile phone, and the RFID identifier may be used to retrieve data from a database, such as through a website interface. A mobile phone or other computing device may have an application software that interfaces with the database or website. Life cycle data may include date of manufacture, former locations of purchase, date of purchase, cost of garment, date of return of garment, type of garment and the like. A customer may track a garment after returning a garment to see when and where the garment is subsequently purchased. This system may promote recycling of garments and reduce the environmental impact of garment production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: ECM TEXTILE PLASTICS & RECAPTURE, INC.
    Inventor: WiNima Pauline
  • Patent number: 11880444
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and system are provided for sensing an individual's biometric information, and generating and transmitting an acoustic signal representative of the sensed biometric information. The acoustic signal may be transmitted as an audio signal or an ultrasonic signal to another apparatus in the system for authentication or verification of the individual's identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Inventors: Scott F. McNulty, Matthew S. McNulty
  • Patent number: 11880819
    Abstract: A system may receive, via an NFC tag disposed proximate a vehicle fuel tank, a fuel transaction request from a third-party POS NFC reader positioned proximate a fuel pump. The system may detect a user device being paired with a vehicle communication device of the vehicle to enable a short-range wireless communication. The system may determine that the user device is associated with an authorized user of the vehicle. The system may unlock the NFC tag to enable the NFC tag to communicate with the third-party POS NFC reader for a predefined time limit responsive to determining that the user device is associated with the authorized user. Responsive to unlocking the NFC tag, the system may retrieve account payment information associated with the authorized user, and may transmit, via the NFC tag, the account payment information to the third-party POS NFC reader to complete the fuel transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Nowak
  • Patent number: 11868836
    Abstract: An IC card according to an embodiment includes a contact communication interface, a non-contact communication interface, and a processor. A contact communication means is configured to perform contact communication with a reader/writer. A non-contact communication means is configured to perform non-contact communication with the reader/writer. The processor is configured to set an Answer To Reset (ATR) in the contact communication and an Answer To Select (ATS) in the non-contact communication based on a predetermined command including historical bytes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Daisuke Tange
  • Patent number: 11865936
    Abstract: A direct current (DC) electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) that includes a secure enclosure. The secure enclosure encloses a set of one or more contactors to open and close to provide DC charge transfer with one or more electric vehicles; a conductor to electrically connect the contactors with DC input; a current sensor to measure current draw; a voltage sensing circuitry to measure voltage; and one or more circuits that receive current data from the current sensor and voltage data from the voltage sensing circuitry, the one or more circuits to perform one or more safety functions and one or more metering functions using the received current data and voltage data. The DC EVSE may also include, external to the secure enclosure, a controller that is coupled with the circuits to control the opening and closing of the set of contactors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: ChargePoint, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl F. Hagenmaier, Jr., Joseph Buczek, Ananthapadmanabhan Madhusudan, Stephen Eric Sidle
  • Patent number: 11861946
    Abstract: Blockchain-controlled and location-validated locking systems and methods are described. A method includes maintaining state information for a lock, where the first state of the lock corresponds to an open state and the second to a locked state. The method further includes receiving a current location of a device associated with a person, authorized to change a state of the lock, attempting to change a state of the lock and a current location of the lock. The method further includes receiving a digital signature from the device. The method further includes automatically transmitting a control signal to the lock to change the state of the lock only when the current location of the person is determined to be the same as the current location of the lock and a valid proof of work is performed by a miner associated with a blockchain configured to manage transactions corresponding to the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Dauntless Labs, LLC
    Inventor: Ranjeev K. Singh
  • Patent number: 11856106
    Abstract: Provided is a method for secure configuration of a device, having the following steps:—ascertaining a block chain data structure based on a cryptocurrency, wherein the block chain data structure has at least one block containing transaction data;—ascertaining at least one transaction belonging to the transaction data, the transaction having a piece of device configuration information;—examining the block chain data structure; and—configuring the device on the basis of the piece of device configuration information on successful examination. A complex independent examination by the device or an entity associated with the device is dispensed in an advantageous manner. The complex step of examination of the actual transaction is transferred to the block chain network and the client merely needs to validate a block chain data structure on the basis of a stability of the block chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Inventor: Rainer Falk
  • Patent number: 11852396
    Abstract: A cooler and freezer access control system locks a cooler or freezer when occurrence of an event is detected that requires limiting access to the inside of the cooler or freezer. Examples of such events include the loss of power to the cooler or freezer for a predetermined period of time, the opening of the cooler or freezer door for longer than an allowed time, the loss of functionality of a temperature probe and others. In an embodiment, a service mode is supported wherein the door is left unlocked despite the occurrence of such an event, to allow a stocker or other personnel to leave the cooler or freezer door open while stocking the cooler or freezer with product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: TriTeq Lock and Security, LLC
    Inventors: William Denison, Calin Roatis
  • Patent number: 11847637
    Abstract: A method for maintaining database integrity comprises: receiving event data from a producer; converting the received event data to a standard set of ledger entries; publishing the converted entries to a database; determining if two accounts in the database balance out; performing a remedial action to maintain the database integrity if the accounts do not balance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: STRIPE, INC.
    Inventors: Carl Jackson, Peter Bakkum, Usman Masood
  • Patent number: 11841929
    Abstract: Authentication translation is disclosed. A request to access a resource is received at an authentication translator, as is an authentication input. The authentication input corresponds to at least one stored record. The stored record is associated at least with the resource. In response to the receiving, a previously stored credential associated with the resource is accessed. The credential is provided to the resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Carbyne Biometrics, LLC
    Inventor: Bjorn Markus Jakobsson
  • Patent number: 11843585
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for providing standards compliant encryption, storage, and retrieval of data are disclosed. In an embodiment, data is received at a first data center from a first device in connection with a service request and encrypted to produce encrypted data. The encrypted data may be transmitted from the first data center to the first device, and then may subsequently be received at a second data center. The second data center may store the encrypted data in a database accessible to the second data center. Because all data provided to the system is encrypted by the first data center prior to being stored and/or provided to the second data center, the database and the second data center may be out of the scope of compliance monitoring, auditing, and reporting for one or more data security standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: MoneyGram International, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Ferguson Cooley
  • Patent number: 11838378
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and processes for transmitting interactive content to an application and causing the interactive content to be rendered on a display of the application. In at least one embodiment, the system is configured to analyze mapping metadata based on deployment criteria and cause a content element to be rendered on a display when the mapping metadata satisfies the deployment criteria. A content element may be a permitted content element from a plurality of permissible content elements. The deployment criteria includes temporal criteria, mapping criteria, and/or other criteria described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: CARDLYTICS, INC.
    Inventor: Kwajalyn Chamar Burney
  • Patent number: 11838290
    Abstract: A residential key may be programmed by a computer with access rights information. A lock device may receive the access rights information from the residential key. The lock device may store and utilize the access rights information if the lock determines that the residential key is authorized to update the lock device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Raymond F. Rettig, Donald L. Beene, Frank L. Coolidge, Daniel R. Sharp, Michael Cahill, Srikanth Venkateswaran
  • Patent number: 11830046
    Abstract: A method for managing vehicles comprises: detecting motion of an object at a first location associated with a geographic area using a motion sensor, the geographic area including one or more parking locations; responsive to detecting the motion of the object at the first location, capturing, using one or more cameras, image data associated with the first location; using one or more edge processors located within a threshold proximity of the geographic area to access a machine learning computer vision model. The one or more edge processors are configured to execute instructions locally to the first location to perform operations comprising: obtaining, at the computer vision model, the image data associated with the object; determining, by the computer vision model, that the object is a vehicle; identifying, by the computer vision model, one or more vehicle specific parameters associated with the vehicle; and determine the one or more vehicle specific parameters that identify the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Pied Parker, Inc.
    Inventors: Gianni Rosas-Maxemin, Francisco Sandoval, Callam Poynter, Robert Mazzola
  • Patent number: 11830048
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing customer requests to access purchasable items using financial assessments are described. A customer using a mobile device can identify a good of interest and transmit a request to access and test it. A financial institution computing system with a database of customer financial information can generate a financial assessment of the customer and the customer's identified good, which can then be used to determine whether the customer's request should be granted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Bipin M. Sahni, Balinder Mangat, David Hatch
  • Patent number: 11830327
    Abstract: A housing facilitates a service operation for a transaction device. The housing is communicatively coupled to a housing control computing system. The housing includes a user interface comprising a first input/output (I/O) device that is communicatively coupled to the housing control computing system. The housing includes a transfer cassette interface structured to receive a transfer cassette that is structured to retrievably store banknotes. The housing also includes a media aperture interface structured to couple to a media aperture of the transaction device. The media aperture interface includes a first sensor structured to detect a parameter of the service operation. The media aperture interface also includes a transfer arm structured to facilitate transferring banknotes to and from the media aperture. The housing also includes a transport apparatus that facilitates transporting banknotes to and from the transfer cassette via the transfer cassette interface and/or the media aperture interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Frank DiGangi, Christian Mande, Dennis E. Montenegro, Darren M. Goetz
  • Patent number: 11830025
    Abstract: A method for generating a unique and personalised MMS message having a redeemable component enables the instant delivery and receipt of individual and personalised, trackable, rich media messages direct to any mobile user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Mobile Digital IP Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: John Rex Milton Stuckey, Eibhlis Aine Ros Stuckey
  • Patent number: 11820090
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for reading and/or writing data from/on RFID tags of tires conveyed on a conveyor belt in a conveyance direction, wherein each tire is fitted with a respective RFID tag storing a univocal identifier of said tire. An antenna is installed over or nearby the conveyor belt and configured to radiate RF signals toward a footprint area on the conveyor belt and receive backscattered RF signals from said footprint area. A reader is connected to the antenna to operate the latter in transmission and reception. A preliminary calibration step is applied to the reader and a reading and/or writing step is carried out by operating the calibrated reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Bridgestone Europe NV/SA
    Inventors: Maria Cristina Caccami, Cecilia Occhiuzzi, Sara Amendola, Gaetano Marrocco, Nicola D'Uva
  • Patent number: 11822999
    Abstract: A controlled zone monitoring system and method for tracking assets is disclosed. The system includes one or more checkpoint stations located adjacent to a controlled zone. Each checkpoint station includes an RFID tag reader for reading RFID tags on assets and a processing system for comparing sets of assets and determining if any assets are missing from the sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Stephen Gould Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Anthony Reuber, Valerie Hawkins, Ryan Carlton Ledford
  • Patent number: 11816199
    Abstract: The technology described herein detects a first device associated with a user that is within a detectable range of a second device. The system requests authentication information. In response to receiving the authentication information, a token generator associated with the user can generate a secure token. The secure token can be sent to the server. Once the secure token is verified, the user is granted access to one or more services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Maland Keith Mortensen, Thomas Bret Buckingham, Gabriel Carlos Fernandez, Debra Randall Casillas
  • Patent number: 11816934
    Abstract: A system enabling hands-free operation of controls for accessing a transportation vehicle is provided. The system comprises code readers associated with respective entry barriers for admitting passengers to a transportation vehicle. The code readers read a machine-readable passenger code generated by a mobile electronic device and actuate mechanisms allowing entry through the barriers responsive confirmation of the code. A signal receiver in communication with a Passenger Service Unit for passenger seat onboard the vehicle receives instructions from the mobile electronic device and instruct the PSU to actuate passenger cabin controls for the passenger seat. An application on the mobile electronic device determines a time-stamped temperature of a passenger and generates the passenger code, which includes passenger identification, authorization to pass through the entry barriers and board the vehicle, and a determination if the temperature of the passenger indicates an acceptable passenger health status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Suresh Kumar Purohit, Sandeep Patil, Sandhya Sharma, Thulasi Gopalakrishnan Nair
  • Patent number: 11818287
    Abstract: A computer system configured to authenticate the identity of a user who is attempting to access a website or conduct a transaction is provided. The system is configured to receive a geographical location associated with the user and to receive the geographical location of a mobile phone associated with the user, and to determine whether the two geographical locations are within an acceptable distance. The system is configured to take into account the accuracy of the mobile phone location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Spriv LLC
    Inventors: Guy Hefetz, Jacob Heffez, Christopher Donald Wood
  • Patent number: 11810123
    Abstract: In a method for provisioning account information of a payment card, user datum encryption information is transmitted to a transaction data processing system. A user datum encrypted using the user datum encryption information and a request to share account provisioning information is received from the transaction data processing system when the payment card is present by a user at the transaction data processing system. A user account associated with the payment card is determined and the user of the payment card is authenticated. A request for confirmation that the account provisioning information should be shared is sent to a user device associated with the user account and a confirmation response is received from the user device that includes permission to share account provisioning information. Account provisioning information is then transmitted to the transaction data processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence Douglas, Jeffrey Rule, Jackson Macomber
  • Patent number: 11812451
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a first data block including an identifier for a component, receiving a second data block including usage data for the component and a link to the first data block, storing the first and second data blocks in a blockchain, and allocating respective usage tokens to each of a plurality of entities based on the usage data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Clifford Anthony Bailey, Sujitha Krishna Devaraj, Josh Fodale, Robert Hinh, Adrian Kalinowski, Rafi Odisho
  • Patent number: 11807176
    Abstract: An on-board communication device, an on-board communication system, and a specific processing prohibition method for a vehicle, in which a specific service can be prevented from being provided without limitation is disclosed. The on-board communication system can perform update processing of a relay processing program for a gateway using a wireless communication path through a wireless communication device or a communication path through a communication cable connected to a connector unit. When receiving an authentication request through either of the two communication paths, the gateway performs authentication processing, and if the authentication processing was successful, the gateway receives an update relay processing program through this communication path, and performs update processing by overwriting a stored relay processing program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomohiro Mizutani
  • Patent number: 11798059
    Abstract: Disclosed methods and system describe a server that uses AI modeling to predict negative cash flow at a user level. The server periodically retrieves data associated with the user, the data comprising monetary attributes associated with one or more accounts of the user; executes a deep neural network model trained based upon historical data associated with at least a subset of the users configured to predict a negative cash flow in one or more accounts of the user, a depth of the negative cash flow, and a duration of the negative cash flow; transmits, to a second server, the predicted values, whereby when the second server determines that a likelihood of account needs satisfies a threshold, the second server establishes an electronic communication session with an electronic device of the user; trains the deep neural network when the second server establishes the electronic communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: BANK OF MONTREAL
    Inventors: Seyed Masoud Nosrati, Evgene Vahlis, Seyed Hamed Yaghoubi Shahir, Bo Zhao, Nicole Langballe, Peter Poon
  • Patent number: 11798328
    Abstract: Disclosed is a monitoring system, having: a keybox configured to store a key; a monitoring device, wherein via a monitoring device controller, the monitoring device is configured to: detect a first alert condition indicative of the keybox being outside a communication range of shortwave radio; and transmit a first alert to a remote implement that is indicative of an occurrence of the first alert condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adam Kuenzi, Jay Corporon
  • Patent number: 11788987
    Abstract: Method and systems for managing clear-down are provided. The method can include generating a clear-down trigger associated with an ion mobility spectrometer and operating the ion mobility spectrometer in fast clear-down mode in response to the clear-down trigger. Methods and systems can further provide that where the ion mobility spectrometer operates in fast-switching mode, the ion mobility spectrometer alternating a plurality of times between operation according to a positive ion mode and operation according to a negative ion mode, and further operating according to the positive ion mode for less than about 1 second before switching to the operation according to the negative ion mode, and operating according to the negative ion mode for less than about 1 second before switching to the operation according to the positive ion mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Inventors: Qunzhou Bian, John J. Carroll
  • Patent number: 11792314
    Abstract: A method and system for acquiring an Internet user's consent to be geographically located via at least two independent sources of geographical information. At least one independent source of geographical information is the wireless location of the Internet user's mobile phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Spriv LLC
    Inventor: Guy Hefetz
  • Patent number: 11791999
    Abstract: A vehicle communication network is monitored to detect a plurality of electronic control units (ECUs). Upon identifying a new ECU in the plurality of ECUs, a highest ECU trip counter is determined from the plurality of ECUs. A global trip counter stored in the memory is updated based on the highest ECU trip counter. The updated trip global trip counter is greater than the highest ECU trip counter. Then a replacement synchronization message is provided to the plurality of ECUs on the vehicle communication network. The replacement synchronization message includes the updated global trip counter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Venkata Kishore Kajuluri, Xin Ye, Bradley Warren Smith
  • Patent number: 11782611
    Abstract: Data encrypted using a first device-specific key of a first host device is written to a first logical storage device of a storage system. The storage system generates a copy of the first logical storage device, and associates the copy of the first logical storage device with a second logical storage device of the storage system. Data encrypted using a second device-specific key of a second host device is written to the second logical storage device of the storage system. Responsive to a request from the second host device for particular data of the second logical storage device, the storage system determines if the particular data was encrypted using the first key or the second key, and provides the second host device with the particular data and an indication of a result of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Tomer Shachar, Arieh Don, Yevgeni Gehtman, Maxim Balin
  • Patent number: 11783238
    Abstract: Systems and methods for fingerprint recognition-based event admission are provided. A user may use a user device to purchase a ticket for an event and provide a fingerprint scanned on the user device to a fingerprint validation system. The fingerprint validation system may associate the purchased ticket with the user and store the fingerprint template associated with the user as a reference template. When the user arrives at an entrance of the event, the user may scan a fingerprint at a fingerprint scan device at the entrance. Fingerprint validation system may compare the received fingerprint template with stored fingerprint reference templates, validate that the user is associated with a purchased ticket, and grant access to the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: StubHub, Inc.
    Inventor: Yongzhi Nie
  • Patent number: 11783020
    Abstract: Methods and systems for receiving a detection of a physical presence of a user and, in response, initiating a start-up process on an enterprise device according to a profile associated with the user are described. Thereafter, the system receives authentication credentials at the enterprise device and the user is granted access to the enterprise device after the authentication credentials are verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Zakery Layne Johnson, John Shelton, Debra Randall Casillas, Thomas Bret Buckingham, Gabriel Carlos Fernandez, Sudarshan Rangarajan, Maland Keith Mortensen
  • Patent number: 11778036
    Abstract: A management method implemented by a transmission device capable of communicating via a radio link with a piece of gateway equipment of a telecommunications network and configured for communicating with a network server of the network. The method includes: receiving a management request of a terminal capable of communicating via the radio link with a piece of gateway equipment of the network and having established a communication session with the network server, at least one session key being shared between the terminal and the network server, the management request containing an identifier of the terminal and the session key; intercepting, following reception of the management request, at least one message sent by the terminal; and transmitting, in response to the message, at least one response message encrypted with the session key received. A transmission device implementing the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventor: Quentin Lampin
  • Patent number: 11776343
    Abstract: A face authentication apparatus includes a face image acquisition unit, a collation unit, a time measurement unit, and a threshold change unit. The face image acquisition unit acquires a face image of an authentication target. The collation unit performs face authentication on the face image of the authentication target on the basis of a threshold. The time measurement unit measures the elapsed time from the time of starting operation of the face authentication apparatus. The threshold change unit restricts changing of the threshold to a value larger than a value determined depending on the measured elapsed time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taketo Kochi, Kenji Saito
  • Patent number: 11768002
    Abstract: A communication rate between a cloud-based server and an HVAC controller located within a building may be controlled based on the amount of power available at the HVAC controller. The cloud-based server may notify a user if the amount of power available at the HVAC controller is determined to be low.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Ademco Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick R. Lemire, Robert D. Juntunen, Kurt Robideau
  • Patent number: 11763303
    Abstract: A method includes verifying the identity of an individual. The method further includes receiving non-financial data from the individual and generating a user-level profile. The user-level profiles include the non-financial data received from the individual. The method further includes generating a user-level token unique to the individual. The user-level token is associated with the generated user-level profile. The method also includes provisioning the user-level token to a device associated with the individual. The method further includes receiving an identity verification request comprising the user-level token, wherein the identity verification request is structured as a financial transaction card-originated message, validating the user-level token, and analyzing a context of the received user-level token to determine a relevant non-financial data element included in the non-financial information within the user-level profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Ashish B. Kurani, Kristine Ing Kushner, Brian M. Pearce, Steven E. Puffer, Nikolai Stroke, Paul Vittimberga, Young M. Yang
  • Patent number: 11761239
    Abstract: Disclosed is an entry system for a building having: a first door lock that includes a controller; wherein the first door lock is configured for encoding access rights to a first client keycard responsive to a first engagement with a master keycard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adam Kuenzi, Steve Switzer
  • Patent number: 11763567
    Abstract: A store management server configured to communicate with an alert device installed in a store, includes a network interface and a processor configured to identify a customer entering the store, acquire customer information about the identified customer, detect that the customer is holding a commodity in the store, acquire sales restriction information about the commodity held by the customer, determine whether the customer is eligible to buy the commodity held by the customer based on the acquired customer information and sales restriction information, and control the network interface to transmit, when it is not determined that the customer is eligible to buy the commodity, a first command to an alert device. The first command causes the alert device to output an alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomonari Kakino
  • Patent number: 11754649
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a sensor system (100) for increasing security of a use of at least one magnetic object (102) in vicinity of an MR imaging device (200), wherein at least one magnetic property of the magnetic object (102) can be measure and evaluated in order to increase the safe use of the magnetic object (102) within MR environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Johan Partomo Djajadiningrat, Michael Gunter Helle, Gereon Vogtmeier, Steffen Weiss, Jaap Knoester
  • Patent number: 11756361
    Abstract: A storage case for being provided in a vehicle includes a case body having a storage space for an electronic key; a first actuator to protrude into the storage space and pressing an unlocking button of the electronic key in the storage space; a second actuator; an adjustment piece for adjusting positions of the first actuator and the second actuator; a transceiver for communicating with an external terminal apparatus; and a processor to, in response to the transceiver receiving an unlocking request signal transmitted from the external terminal apparatus, cause the first actuator to press the unlocking button. The adjustment piece includes a rotating plate rotatably provided with respect to the case body; and, with respect to the rotating plate, the first and the second actuators being adjustable to become nearer to each other and adjustable to become farther from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seishi Takahashi, Nobuaki Oka
  • Patent number: RE49812
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a magnetic sensor which acquires a status of a magnetic field around the electronic apparatus, an angular velocity sensor, and a processor. The processor controls whether the detection of an angular velocity of a spatial movement of the electronic apparatus is performed by the angular velocity sensor or a magnetic gyro sensor composed of the magnetic sensor, based on the status of the magnetic field acquired by the magnetic sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takanori Ishihama