Permitting Access Patents (Class 235/382)
  • Patent number: 10846997
    Abstract: A shopping payment system for promptly settling a product price without bothering humans. The system comprising, a management server that assists customers to settle their merchandise purchases, a camera capable of communicating with the management server and capable of imaging a product that moves in and out of the shopping basket, and a customer terminal for accessing the management server. The management server links the customer terminal with the camera, which receives an instruction to start imaging and transmits imaging information of the product to the management server, which identifies the product type based on the imaging information. If identified normally, the management server notifies shopping product details to the customer terminal. If not identified normally, the management server notifies an abnormal state to the customer terminal. When the customer approves the shopping product details, the customer terminal notifies the approval to the management server to complete payment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Kenta Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10833509
    Abstract: Networked electric vehicle charging stations for charging electric vehicles are coupled with an electric vehicle charging station network server that performs authorization for charging session requests while the communication connection between the charging stations and the server are operating correctly. When the communication connection is not operating correctly, the networked electric vehicle charging stations enter into a local authorization mode to perform a local authorization process for incoming charging session requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: CHARGEPOINT, INC.
    Inventors: James Solomon, Milton Tormey, Praveen Mandal, Richard Lowenthal, Harjinder Bhade, David Baxter
  • Patent number: 10834088
    Abstract: Authorizing an entity to access data in a service. A method includes, at a service, creating a subscription, for a subscriber entity, to notifications of events for data. The method further includes, at the service, determining that the subscriber entity is in an authorization state indicating that the subscriber entity is required to reauthorize to the service to continue receiving notifications of events for the data. The method further includes, as a result of determining that the subscriber entity is in an authorization state indicating that the subscriber entity is required to reauthorize to the service to continue receiving notifications of events for the data, publishing a reauthorization notification to the subscriber entity to reauthorize the subscription.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Bogdan Moldoveanu, Pooja Shamjibhai Patel, Piotr Aleksander Ciszewski
  • Patent number: 10817738
    Abstract: Various example implementations of the present invention are directed towards systems and methods to quantify biometric acquisition and identification. A test facility evaluates the acquisition by a biometric station of biometric information. Evaluations can relate to biometric information acquisition speed, rates of acquisition failure, rates of biometric information extraction failure, rates of biometric match failure, calculating a true identification rate, and/or calculating other metrics related to quantifying biometric acquisition and identification. The test facility can calculate an efficiency metric and an effectiveness metric of the quantification determinations, and output such results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Homeland Security
    Inventor: Arun Vemury
  • Patent number: 10814732
    Abstract: A method controls the electric charging of a group of vehicles. A central control system can communicate with the respective vehicles of the group and with a server of the network operator. In each case a charging time window, a departure time and a setpoint state of charge of the vehicle-side energy store at the departure time are defined in advance for one or more specific vehicles. In addition, a cost value for the charging time window is predefined in accordance with a cost function which specifies a cost level as a function of the charging process according to the charging time window. The central control system transmits a modified charging time window to a respective specific vehicle of at least some of the specific vehicles, after which the charging process is carried out according to the modified charging time window by fulfilling the charging time criterion with an unchanged departure time and setpoint state of charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Simon Ellgas, Enrique Marcial-Simon, Thomas Stauner, Rainer Mehlhorn, Xaver Pfab
  • Patent number: 10816350
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: obtaining, using a processor, a user identification of a vehicle passenger; obtaining, based on the user identification, a travel restriction; and providing, to a vehicle, an indication of the travel restriction. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Timothy Winthrop Kingsbury, Rod D. Waltermann
  • Patent number: 10803445
    Abstract: A system and method of conducting an authentication transaction; and a near field communication (NFC) enabled mobile device for conducting the authentication transaction. The method includes the steps of: storing data associated with one or more authentication certificates in a secure element of the NFC enabled mobile device; sending the data associated with the one or more authentication certificates from the NFC enabled mobile device to a server via a NFC enabled transceiver; verifying the authenticity of the one or more authentication certificates at the server; and upon successful authentication, sending transaction data from the server to the NFC enabled mobile device via the NFC enabled transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: MASTERCARD ASIA/PACIFIC PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Donghao Huang, Bensam Joyson, Jie Zhang, Jasmine Ng, Ross Finch
  • Patent number: 10801235
    Abstract: An electronic door lock is operable to control access to an access controlled area adjacent the inner side of a door. The door lock includes an outer base, an inner base, a locking mechanism movable between a locked and unlocked position in response to a control signal, and a control circuit disposed within the inner base and operable to generate the control signal in response to the presentation of an input credential. A plurality of different types of credential readers arc each selectively attachable and removable from an attachment interface when the outer base is attached to the door to electrically connect the selected one of the plurality of different types of credential readers to the control circuit. The selected credential reader receives data from a user or credential and generates the input credential. A communication module is operable to communicate with a device separate from the electronic door lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: James W. Brown, James W. Overbey, Alfred S. Levesque
  • Patent number: 10789554
    Abstract: There are provided systems and method for validity determination of an event ticket and automatic population of admission information. A user wishing to sell a ticket for admission to an event at a venue may upload an image containing a visual representation of the image. Ticket information may be extracted from the visual representation. The ticket information may be extracted using optical character recognition and/or polygon coordinates of information with assistance from template for the tickets. Additionally, using the ticket information or the visual representation of the ticket, ticket validity may be determined. The ticket validity may depend on the information presented on the ticket, the placement of the information on the ticket, or other factors, such as a database including sold and available tickets at the venue through validating with a Primary Partner. If the ticket is suspicious, the ticket may be reviewed or sale of the ticket prohibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: STUBHUB, INC.
    Inventors: Eun Nok Sohn, Venmal Arasu
  • Patent number: 10783380
    Abstract: An object counting device includes an image capturer and a processor. The image capturer captures an image sequence related to a gate within a field of view. When an object in the image sequence passes through an entry/exit reference corresponding to the gate, the processor determines a moving direction of the object. When the processor determines that the object moves from a first side of the gate towards a second side of the gate, the processor counts the object into a first accumulated number. When the object exits from the field of view, the processor records an exit position of the object. The processor determines whether to count the object into a second accumulated number according to the exit position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: VIVOTEK INC.
    Inventors: Cheng-Chieh Liu, Szu-Mo Chang, Chih-Yen Lin
  • Patent number: 10769288
    Abstract: In a system for providing access control management to electronic data, techniques to secure the electronic data and keep the electronic data secured at all times are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a secured file or secured document includes two parts: an attachment, referred to as a header, and an encrypted document or data portion. The header includes security information that points to or includes the access rules and a file key. The access rules facilitate restrictive access to the secured document and essentially determine who/when/how/where the secured document can be accessed. The file key is used to encrypt/decrypt the encrypted data portion. Only those who have the proper access privileges are permitted to retrieve the file key to encrypt/decrypt the encrypted data portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY VENTURES I LLC
    Inventors: Denis Jacques Paul Garcia, Michael Michio Ouye, Alain Rossmann, Steven Toye Crocker, Eric Gilbertson, Weiqing Huang, Serge Humpich, Klimenty Vainstein, Nicholas Michael Ryan
  • Patent number: 10757098
    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: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Raymond F. Rettig, Donald L. Beene, Frank L. Coolidge, Daniel R. Sharp, Michael Cahill, Srikanth Venkateswaran
  • Patent number: 10740836
    Abstract: A smart payment device is issued to a user; the device is capable of both offline and online transactions and has a total available balance split. The split is between an available offline balance and an available online balance. It is determined whether the user has entered a primarily offline environment or will imminently enter a primarily offline environment. If this is so, the total available balance split is redistributed to favor offline transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Aaron Baker, Colin Tanner
  • Patent number: 10742630
    Abstract: Method and devices for making access decisions in a secure access network are provided. The access decisions are made by one or more portable credentials using data and algorithms stored on or received by two or more credentials. Since access decisions are made by the portable credential or credentials, non-networked hosts or local hosts can be employed that do not necessarily need to be connected to a central access controller or database, thereby reducing the cost of building and maintaining the secure access network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Assa Abloy AB
    Inventors: Mark Anthony Caterino, Fredrik Carl Stefan Einberg, Philip Hoyer, Daniel Berg, Masha Leah Davis, Robert Wamsley, Tam Hulusi
  • Patent number: 10726141
    Abstract: Proposed is a Capability Management System (CMS) in a distributed computing environment that controls access to multiple objects by multiple subjects based upon a specified access order. A capability is dynamically constructed when the capability is needed. After the capability is used to access an object, a new capability is generated. In the alternative, multiple capabilities for enforcing an access order are generated independently of each other. The new capability is then employed by the same or another subject to access the object according to a prescribed access sequence. In this manner, at any particular time there is one capability valid to access the object by the appropriate subject. In addition, the capability includes information for verifying the authenticity of the capability and for specifying an expiration time associated with the cap ability. The technology may also be enhanced by providing a linkage between capabilities intended for use in a sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: I-Lung Kao
  • Patent number: 10713740
    Abstract: A doorbell cam device for controlling access to a listing includes a microprocessor, a video interface, an input interface, a wireless network interface, an audio interface and a special computer program. The doorbell cam device is adapted to scan a machine readable optical label encoding a showing appointment, request a showing appointment management system to validate the showing appointment, receive a validation result, and notify an electronic lock system to open when the showing appointment is validated. The opened electronic lock system provides access to the listing for a user presenting a showing pass scanned by the video interface. The scanning can be triggered by a double-press of the input interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ShowingTime.com, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael P. Caputo
  • Patent number: 10713224
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system for implementing a continuity plan generated using solution data modeling based on predicted future event simulation testing. The system is typically configured for generating one or more solution data models comprising a plurality of asset systems and a plurality of users, identifying a potential event associated with at least a first asset of the plurality of asset systems, extracting a first solution data model associated with the first asset from a model database, identifying one or more relationships associated with the first asset from the extracted first solution data model, formulating a continuity plan for the potential events based on the one or more relationships, and testing the continuity plan by creating a simulation of the potential events and implementing the continuity plan for the simulated potential event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aaron Dion Kephart, Katy Leigh Huneycutt, Richard LeRoy Hayes
  • Patent number: 10713872
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling access to controlled-environment facility visitations enable and accept requests for visitations with residents of the controlled-environment facility and enable and accept scheduling of visitations with residents of the controlled-environment facility. A matrix barcode is assigned to each scheduled visitation in accordance with such systems and methods, and the resultingly assigned matrix barcode is provided to at least a non-resident taking part in a respective scheduled visitation, and in some implementations, to the resident. The visitation proceeds between the resident scheduled to take part in the scheduled visitation and the non-resident in response to confirmation that the non-resident, and in applicable implementations, the resident, is in possession of the assigned matrix barcode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Danny C. Milliorn, Adam Christopher Edwards
  • Patent number: 10706653
    Abstract: A wireless access tag duplication device, system and method is provided. The wireless access tag duplication system comprises: a wireless access tag reader; a wireless access tag writer; a processor, coupled to the wireless access card reader and the wireless access card writer; and a memory. The memory includes instruction code, executable by the processor, for: determining a first key of a first wireless access tag; determining remaining keys of the first wireless access tag using nested authentication and the first key; reading data of the first tag using the wireless access card reader, the first key and the remaining keys; and writing the data to a second tag using the wireless access card writer, the first key and the remaining keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: INFO WISE LIMITED
    Inventor: Simon Yorkston
  • Patent number: 10701314
    Abstract: A computer-implemented video vistation system of a correctional facility includes at least one inmate computer device in the correctional facility for use by an incarcerated inmate and being pre-programmed to communicate exclusively with a visitation services computer system. The at least one inmate computer device is configured, via an inmate interface presented on the inmate computer device, to accept a selection from a pre-registered authorized inmate user to initiate a visitation session with a remotely located non-incarcerated visitor without requiring endpoint control to schedule or initiate the visitation session by administrative personnel of the correctional facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: HomeWAV, LLC
    Inventor: Gary James Humphries
  • Patent number: 10691920
    Abstract: Techniques for providing an information image display method are described. One example method includes biometric information is received from a user at a client device. The received biometric information is determined whether it matches a predetermined biometric information from a plurality of stored predetermined biometric information. In response to determining the received biometric information matches one of the stored predetermined biometric information, data indicating an interface of an application is retrieved that corresponds to the stored predetermined biometric information. The data indicating the interface of the application on a display screen of the client device for a predetermined duration is displayed while the client device is in an unused mode. After the predetermined duration has elapsed, the data indicating the interface of the application from the display screen is removed while the client device remains in the unused mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Jing Wang, Wenxia Tong, Jie Zeng
  • Patent number: 10693952
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for processing and sending messages with low latency are described. An application server may obtain a triggered send request (TSR) message from triggered send (TS) subscriber. The TSR message may comprise TSR information and a TSR payload. The application server may directly inject the TSR payload to an available message server for processing when the TSR information indicates that a first priority is associated with the payload, and may notify the available message server that the TSR payload is available for processing when the TSR information indicates that a second priority is associated with the payload. The application server may also write the TSR payload and/or TSR information to a TSS queue of a TSS tenant space, and may write the payload to a non-relational datastore regardless of a priority associated with the payload. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SALESFORCE.COM, INC.
    Inventors: D. Thomas Waltz, Jerry Seiler, Michael Clark, Steve Shellist, Kevin King, Andrew Rewald, Jonathan Bennett, Mike Alexander, Tod Karpinski
  • Patent number: 10685209
    Abstract: Techniques for providing an information image display method are described. One example method includes biometric information is received from a user at a client device. The received biometric information is determined whether it matches a predetermined biometric information from a plurality of stored predetermined biometric information. In response to determining the received biometric information matches one of the stored predetermined biometric information, data indicating an interface of an application is retrieved that corresponds to the stored predetermined biometric information. The data indicating the interface of the application on a display screen of the client device for a predetermined duration is displayed while the client device is in an unused mode. After the predetermined duration has elapsed, the data indicating the interface of the application from the display screen is removed while the client device remains in the unused mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Jing Wang, Wenxia Tong, Jie Zeng
  • Patent number: 10687118
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for allowing responses to offers displayed with digital content. The responses may be provided on a receiver system via a conventional feedback through the same distribution channel through which the content and offer were provided, or through an alternative channel, with data being transmitted from an alternative channel device to a transacting entity. For time-shifted playback, content is identified and time-adapted offers may be provided, taking into account factors such as the content, the time of play back, the date of play back, and so forth. The alternate response channel may be more suitable for time-adapted offer responses then for contemporaneously transmitted offers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: NBCUniversal Media, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Berkowitz, Christopher J. Falkner, Sheau Bao Ng, Myra Einstein
  • Patent number: 10673617
    Abstract: A combined system and not a system separately having a complex system hardware architecture and software with levels of complexity of P2PE, IAM, and BCE. A microcontroller (MC) 64-bit using MC (A) and MC (B) embedded into a device using point-to-point encryption (P2PE) to communicate with the novel IAM blockchain software and a central server database to track all registered and non-registered IoT devices in the BCE. The present invention includes a MC 64-bit method of MC (A) and MC (B) having an advanced encryption standards (AES) strong encryption algorithm (SEA) of 512-bit key utilizing the blockchain ecosystem (BCE), IoT identity to validate transactions between the authentication, and identity of the IoT devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventors: George Antoniou, Oresteban Carabeo, Roberto Hernandez Espinosa
  • Patent number: 10664834
    Abstract: An electronic transaction verification system for use with transaction tokens such as checks, credit cards, debit cards, and smart cards that gathers and transmits information about the transaction token and biometric data. Customers can be enrolled in the system by receiving customer information that includes at least a biometric datum, associating the received customer information with a transaction instrument issued to the customers and storing the received customer information and the issued transaction instrument information in a database for future reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BIOMETRIC PAYMENT SOLUTIONS
    Inventor: Joan Tibor McNeal
  • Patent number: 10657782
    Abstract: A premises security system can leverage cloud-based analytics and captured information about a visitor at the premises to provide security to the premises. The system can include a sensor, an actuator, and a local processing device. The sensor can capture information about a visitor to the premises without requiring the visitor to provide the information. The actuator can perform an action with respect to the premises. The local processing device can communicatively couple to a cloud-based analytics system that can analyze the information with respect to one or more databases that include criminal history information, and return data representing a risk rating for the visitor or a command to perform the action. The local processing device can, in response to receiving the data, output a command to the actuator to perform the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Nigel Bradley, Bhumit Patel, Daniel Oberholtzer, Alexander MacDougall, Oliver Elliott, Aubree Doernberg, Hifza Sakhi, Molly Hutsler
  • Patent number: 10650629
    Abstract: Method, systems, devices, and techniques for access control provisioning are described. A monitoring system configured to monitor a property includes an access control device that is configured to receive an access control request and provide access to a portion of the property in response to the request. The system also includes a control unit or board that is configured to transmit, through a particular relay out of multiple relays, the access control request. The control unit further receives data indicating that the access control device received the access control request and determines that the particular relay corresponds to the access control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: David James Hutz, Andrei Aurelian Furtuna, Fabian Emilio Philipe Camargo, Abraham Joseph Kinney, Noah Robert Weingart
  • Patent number: 10649427
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods pertaining to a moveable well construction apparatus to be electrically energized via an electrical power transmission path extending between a stationary power source and the moveable well construction apparatus. The path comprises cables and connectors. A system comprises a detector operable for generating information indicative of whether the path is properly installed. The system permits the path to be electrically energized when the detector-generated information indicates the path is properly installed, and prevents the path from being electrically energized when the detector-generated information indicates the path is not properly installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Nick Paul Krippner, Carlos White, Jacques Orban
  • Patent number: 10650317
    Abstract: A computing system is described that predicts a future action to be taken by a user of a computing device and determines, based on contextual information associated with the computing device, a current action being taken by the user. The computing system determines, based on the current action, a degree of likelihood of whether the user will be able to take the future action and predicts, based on the degree of likelihood, that the user will not be able to take the future action. The computing system sends information to the computing device indicating that the current action being taken by the user will lead to the user not being able to take the future action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jakob Nicolaus Foerster, Frederick Peter Brewin
  • Patent number: 10643414
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to the processing of information associated with a user of a portable electronic key to limit use of the key by unauthorized persons. The portable electronic key includes an input device configured to receive user input information from a holder of the key. A user verification procedure is performed based on the user input information. The user input information can include biometric information associated with the holder of the key. The user verification procedure includes a determination that the user input information corresponds to authorized user information stored in a memory of the key. Based in part on execution of the user verification procedure, the portable electronic key can be configured to initiate an unlocking event at an entry point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Videx, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul R. Davis
  • Patent number: 10638260
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method, a computer program application, and a system for initiating communication, the system including at least one radio transceiver configured for short range communication, a proximity component and a computer program application provided in an external device, the radio transceiver being configured to communicate with the computer program application, and the proximity component being configured to be identified by the external device, wherein the external device upon identifying the proximity component is configured to initiate communication with the radio transceiver enabling exchange of data verifying one or more electronic objects associated with the user or the computer program application or the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: UNWIRE PAYMENTS & MOBILITY APS
    Inventors: Jens Johan Schwarzer, Jeppe Leth Nielsen, Anders Christian Svendsen
  • Patent number: 10629019
    Abstract: A processor-implemented access control method includes receiving credential and policy directory information to configure an access controller to allow self-provisioning of the access controller through periodic, automated query of the directory by the access controller; acquiring from the directory, credential and policy information for one or more individuals who may require access; storing in a local cache the acquired credential and policy information; receiving an access request to allow an individual access; comparing the access request to the credential and policy information in the cache; and when the comparison indicates a match, granting the individual access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: AVIGILON ANALYTICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: E. Terry Neely
  • Patent number: 10623392
    Abstract: An RFID system includes an RFID tag, an RFID reader, and a server. The RFID tag communicates to the server via encrypted information. The information may be encrypted with synchronized encryption keys. In this manner, the reader need not decrypt the information from the RFID tag. The effectiveness of malicious readers is thereby reduced, resulting in improved RFID tag security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: KNAPP INVESTMENT COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Kambiz Shoarinejad, Maryam Soltan
  • Patent number: 10621484
    Abstract: This invention is related to structures of contactless smart cards. The essence of this invention is in that it represents a device containing a microchip installed on a substrate, and an antenna, the leads of which are connected to the leads of the microchip, and a capacitor, connected in parallel to the frame antenna and forming together with the latter the antenna of the contactless smart card in the form of a resonance circuit, while the substrate represents a ring, the outer surface of which carries electrically conductive loops, which form the frame antenna and are coated with open-circuit screening foil, which is coated with a protecting coating that forms a hermetically sealed body. The device achieves the required technological result, related to improved service reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: JOINT-STOCK COMPANY “PAY-RING”
    Inventor: Sergey Mikhailovich Lazarev
  • Patent number: 10614413
    Abstract: Provided is a computer-implemented method for product management The method can include obtaining user Identification information from a user, wherein the identification code is associated with a financial account, of the user; validating, by a processor, that the identification information is authentic based on registration information that was previously received; providing first access signal to a locking mechanism of a locking enclosure to unlock the locking mechanism based on the validating, wherein the locking enclosure securely stores a purchasable product; obtaining product identification information from a scan of a bar code associated with the product providing the product information that was obtained to be rendered on a display; receiving an indication from the user that the product information is correct; and providing a second access signal to the locking mechanism to lock the locking mechanism based on the indication that was received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Justin Curry, Darren Thierry, Michael Dennis Callahan, Mark Cunningham, Richard Waight
  • Patent number: 10616055
    Abstract: According to an example, with respect to hash based device configuration management, a device configuration status and a device configuration hash value associated with a configuration file for a device may be ascertained. Based on a determination that the device configuration hash value matches an application configuration hash value, an application configuration status for the device may be modified to correspond to the device configuration status. If there is no match, a determination may be made as to whether the device has permission to locally modify the configuration for the device, and if not, a configuration file may be sent to the device to modify the configuration for the device. If the device has permission, the configuration file that is associated with the device configuration hash value may be requested, and a configuration record associated with the device may be updated based on the requested configuration file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventor: Christopher R Cooper
  • Patent number: 10616187
    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: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Moneygram International, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Ferguson Cooley
  • Patent number: 10607220
    Abstract: A network translation computing device for processing consolidated messages is disclosed. The network translation computing device receives a web-based authentication response including a plurality of data elements in a web-based format. The network translation computing device translates the plurality of data elements from the web-based format to a network-based format. The network translation computing device generates a network-format authorization request message including the plurality of data elements in the network-based format. The network translation computing device transmits the network-format authorization request message to an issuer of the transaction card to initiate an authorization process of the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Peter Groarke, Ahmed Hosny
  • Patent number: 10600012
    Abstract: The invention includes various embodiments of apparatus and methods for human-machine visualization interfaces and processes for providing actionable information on elements of networks, networks, and systems of networks ability to support one or more organizational elements, missions associated with the one or more organizational elements, and capabilities of the organizational elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Elisha B Peterson
  • Patent number: 10602243
    Abstract: A method of monitoring biometric data for an individual includes detecting that the individual has moved within a predetermined range of a fixed display device. The method further includes wirelessly receiving a sensed biometric parameter of the individual at a receiver associated with the fixed display device. After determining that the individual has moved within the predetermined range and that the sensed biometric parameter is an authorized parameter for display based on a user profile of the individual, the sensed biometric parameter is displayed on the fixed display device. The method further includes detecting that the individual has moved outside of the predetermined range, and removing the sensed biometric parameter from the fixed display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Oleson, F. Grant Kovach
  • Patent number: 10592748
    Abstract: An approach is provided for performing sorting of physical mail items using Augmented Reality (A/R) glasses. A/R glasses acquire an image of a physical mail item to be sorted and generate image data that represents the image. A unique value is generated for the image, for example, by processing the image data for the image using one or more hash functions to generate a hash value. The hash value is used to obtain sorting information for the mail item from a mail item manager. The A/R glasses use the sorting information to assist the user in sorting the mail item by displaying the name of a sort location for the mail item, visually distinguishing the sort location from other sort locations, displaying information about the mail item, providing “out of view” assistance, etc. The A/R glasses may allow the user to override the sort location specified for the mail item and override information is sent to the mail item manager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Steve Cousins, Nicole Blohm
  • Patent number: 10592660
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for capability access management are disclosed herein. In one example, a system includes a memory and a processor to send a signed custom capability description (SCCD) received from a first vendor to the memory for storage. The system may send an application received from a second vendor to the memory for storage. The system attempts to match the application to an authorization listing of the SCCD, where the application can be modified to allow access to a previously inaccessible custom capability in response to the application matching the authorization listing of the SCCD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Gonzalez, John Sheehan, Peter Torr, Yifan Wang, Benjamin McGregor, Kumar Rajeev, Dylan D'Silva, Peter Wieland
  • Patent number: 10591904
    Abstract: A device for controlling a user input device to prevent inadvertent activation of the user input device includes a user input device for receiving user commands and an activation trigger associated with the input device. The activation trigger includes a mechanism that prevents incidental actuation. When the activation trigger is actuated, the input device is enabled to receive user commands for an amount of time dictated by a timer, and disabled when the timer has exhausted the amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Gabriel Gagliano
  • Patent number: 10582335
    Abstract: Distributed muster includes distributing to different mobile devices an identity of an assigned muster location of an ocean-going vessel, and associating each mobile device both with a corresponding passenger of the ocean-going vessel, and also with the assigned muster location. Thereafter, a timer initiates that defines a period during which a muster drill must be completed by all of the passengers and, in response, a message is transmitted to each mobile device that the muster drill has commenced. During the period, as each mobile device is sensed within a geographically defined area of a correspondingly assigned muster location, a record of the completion of the muster drill by the passenger associated with the sensed mobile device is recorded in the memory. As well, subsequent to a lapsing of the timer, a listing is displayed of any passenger not recorded as having completed the muster drill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD.
    Inventors: Nicholas William Emilton Weir, Jay Schneider, Joey Hasty
  • Patent number: 10581907
    Abstract: Provided are methods and systems for network access control. A method for network access control may commence with determining whether a client device is a trusted source or an untrusted source. The determination may be performed using a SYN packet received from the client device. The SYN packet may include identifying information for the client device. When it is determined that the client device is neither the trusted source nor the untrusted source, the method may continue with transmitting a SYN/ACK packet to the client device. The SYN/ACK packet may include a SYN cookie and identifying information for a network device. The method may further include receiving an ACK packet from the client device that may include the identifying information for the client device, identifying information for the network device, and the SYN cookie. The method may continue with establishing a connection with a network for the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: A10 Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajkumar Jalan, Ronald Wai Lun Szeto, Steven Wu
  • Patent number: 10580244
    Abstract: A system in accordance with present embodiments includes a plurality of wearable devices and a virtual queue control system configured to maintain respective virtual queues for respective attractions and in communication with the plurality of virtual queuing attraction stations. The virtual queue control system is configured to receive communications from the plurality of virtual queuing stations and add guests to the respective virtual queues based on the communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Universal City Studios LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Geraghty, Justin Michael Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10579979
    Abstract: A system is configured to perform operations that include causing a merchant device to display a first visual code. The operations further include receiving a request to initiate a payment transaction between a consumer and a merchant, the request to initiate the payment transaction being transmitted to the system in response to a consumer device of the consumer scanning the first visual code displayed by the merchant device. The operations also include causing funds to be transferred from an account of the consumer to an account of the merchant. Further, the operations include in response to determining, based on one or more criteria, an occurrence of a code change event, causing the merchant device to display a second visual code in replacement of the first visual code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Satish Narayan Govindarajan, Srikanth Nandiraju, Anantharaj Uruthiralingam, Carlos Manuel Rivas, Gorantla Tejas Raj Vihar Reddy
  • Patent number: 10566023
    Abstract: A data storage library system includes a data storage library, at least one environmental conditioning unit, at least one data storage drive retained within the data storage library, and at least one access door for providing access to an interior portion of the data storage library. The system also includes a library controller, wherein the library controller is configured to initiate a service mode prior to and during a service procedure performed within the data storage library, and further wherein at least one operational state within the at least one data storage drive is changed during the service mode. The change in the at least one operational state may be, for example, an increase in temperature within the at least one data storage drive, or the insertion of a data storage cartridge into the at least one data storage drive during the service mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ernest S. Gale, Brian G. Goodman, Icko E. T. Iben, Leonard G. Jesionowski, James M. Karp, Michael P. McIntosh, Shawn M. Nave, Lee C. Randall
  • Patent number: 10559193
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for remote monitoring of a premises. A remote device may be authenticated and may be granted access to a premises management system configured to monitor a premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Surendra N. Naidoo, William P. Glasgow, Gregory E. Feldkamp