Transportation Patents (Class 235/384)
  • Patent number: 11217053
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to allow a smart phone or any terminal to activate a door lock using a web site or server computer system. An access control system is provided that includes a server and an access device. The access device includes a processor and a communication module. The process has control of a door lock and is able to receive a reservation certificate presented by a portable terminal through the communication module. The processor activates the door lock when a current reservation certificate has been presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Urban Intel, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Outwater, William Gibbens Redmann
  • Patent number: 11210947
    Abstract: The network system triggers registration of the start of a transport journey in response to a communication of a transport user device and a transport provider device with each other, performs a continuous coordinated proximity monitoring to verify the identity of a transport user and a transport provider vehicle, and triggers registration of the end of the transport journey through communication of the transport user device and the transport provider device with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Carma Technology Limited
    Inventor: Sean O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11206669
    Abstract: An inspection system and method for inspecting a user's entitlement to use a service, in particular a transport service, includes: sending, by a mobile inspection device, at least one first inspection data set during a first transmission phase; receiving, by at least one mobile user terminal to be inspected, the at least one first inspection data set; outputting, by at least one first output module of the mobile user terminal, at least one first inspection feature during the first transmission phase, based on the received first inspection data set and at least one user's entitlement information item available in the mobile user terminal, and outputting, by at least one second output module of the mobile inspection device, at least one first validity feature corresponding to the first inspection data set during the first transmission phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Scheidt & Bachmann GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Miller, Manfred Feiter, Stephan Bichmann, Elmar Noll
  • Patent number: 11206061
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques for operating an inductive coupling reader. The techniques include operations comprising: applying an excitation frequency to a resonance circuit of the inductive coupling reader; detecting a change to a resonance frequency of the resonance circuit of the inductive coupling reader; and in response to detecting the change to the resonance frequency of the inductive coupling reader, adjusting the excitation frequency being applied to the resonance circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventors: Paul Cabble, Peter Edmonds
  • Patent number: 11182997
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a memory for storing instructions and a processor to execute the instructions to read a first medium including a first biometrics information, read a code indicated in a second medium, and capture a second biometrics information on a user at a time when one of the first medium and the code is read.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Risa Tagawa, Noriyuki Hiramoto
  • Patent number: 11182660
    Abstract: A Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag according to one embodiment includes a housing configured for coupling to an object, control circuitry coupled to the housing, and a memory for storing information, the information including a service history of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventor: Naresh Batra
  • Patent number: 11176812
    Abstract: A method for service level management of a transit system is provided. The method may include receiving time series data sets from wireless access points of a wireless network, wherein each time series data set corresponds to a mobile device in the transit system. Spatio-temporal trajectories of each mobile device may be determined based on the time series data sets corresponding to each mobile device. The determined trajectories of a group of individual devices may be clustered. A spatio-temporal trajectory of a vehicle in the transit system may be determined based on the clustered trajectory of the group of devices. A system parameter of the transit system may be adjusted based on the determined trajectory of the vehicle. Passenger transition rates, waiting times, unable-to-board levels, and crowd density levels may be determined with respect to a transit location. A machine learning model may be generated to augment the determinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Laura Wynter, Hasan Poonawala, Baoyang Song
  • Patent number: 11157865
    Abstract: In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to verify accuracy of a shipment. In some embodiments, items loaded to and/or unloaded from a delivery vehicle are scanned and compared to a delivery schedule, and a unique identifier is provided to confirm proper loading/unloading at a subsequent scheduled stop of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew B. Millhouse, Timothy J. Burleson, John S. Meredith, Todd D. Mattingly
  • Patent number: 11151537
    Abstract: A program for running on a processor of a portable payment device is adapted for carrying out a payment interaction and permitting ticket storage in a memory of the portable payment device. The program is configured to interact with an access point and includes a set of instructions, a first code portion and a second code portion. The set of instructions, when executed by the processor, causes the portable payment device to perform the steps of: responsive to a first message from said access point, executing the first code portion; and responsive to a second message from the access point, executing the second code portion. The first code portion includes first instructions corresponding to the payment interaction. The second code portion includes instructions corresponding to the payment interaction and second instructions corresponding to the ticket interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: VISA EUROPE LIMITED
    Inventors: Omar Rifaat, Dave Wilson
  • Patent number: 11132924
    Abstract: A badge holding system, a holder for a user identification badge and an associated method are provided in order to provide an alert in response to the identification of one or more objects proximate the holder of the badge holding system. In relation to a holder, the holder includes a housing to receive and hold the user identification badge and a controller carried by the housing. The holder also includes a proximity identification system carried by the housing to identify one or more objects proximate the holder. The proximity identification system also provides information to the controller regarding the one or more objects that have been identified. The holder further includes an alerting output device carried by the housing and responsive to the controller. The alerting output device provides an alert in response to identification of one or more objects proximate the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: William Harkness, Cynthia Dawn Murray
  • Patent number: 11130461
    Abstract: A collision activated RFID recorder for a vehicle having an RFID reader/recorder, the RFID reader/recorder has a transceiver. A transceiver has a receiver capable of receiving signals and a transmitter capable of sending signals. A collision activated RFID reader/recorder is in electrical communication with memory. Imported data may be stored in the memory of the activated RFID reader/recorder. The collision activated RFID reader/recorder has a collision sensor configured to be mounted on a vehicle. The collision sensor has an antenna configured to transmit an activation signal to the transceiver of the RFID reader/recorder, whereby, said collision sensor detects a collision, generates said activation signal, and then transmits the activation signal to the transceiver of said radio-frequency identification recorder. The RFID reader/recorder is configured to be activated when the transceiver of the RFID reader/recorder receives the activation signal from the collision sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventors: Patrick Koltay, Steven Britt
  • Patent number: 11126952
    Abstract: An operating method of an electronic apparatus for detecting misdelivery may comprise: monitoring a location of a courier terminal using at least one of first location information, second location information, and third location information; obtaining delivery completion information from the courier terminal; and detecting misdelivery of an item by a courier based on a delivery address and the location of the courier terminal. Accordingly, the electronic apparatus may induce correct delivery to the courier by determining misdelivery of the item based on the location of the courier and the delivery address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Coupang Corp.
    Inventors: Ho Youn Son, Sung Gu Yu, Sung Han Kim, Ji Ho Chang, Sang Beom Kim, Han Sham Jeon
  • Patent number: 11109183
    Abstract: An entry direction determination unit determines whether or not an entry direction of a vehicle into an output determination region is a predetermined direction in a case where the vehicle is located in a predetermined region or at a predetermined point. An output unit determines whether or not predetermined information is to be output on the basis of whether or not the entry direction is the predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Komatsu LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Onishi, Yuuichi Nemoto
  • Patent number: 11107165
    Abstract: A system and method provide context to customer activity through a visual representation. In one implementation, a system may include one or more memory devices storing instructions. The system may also include one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to receive transaction data associated with a customer, and receive a request to generate a visual representation of a trip taken by the customer. The one or more processors may also be configured to determine transactions associated with a trip taken by the customer based on at least the transaction data, and generate a visual representation of the trip, the visual representation including the transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Alex Niderberg, Colin Hart, Ryan Webb, Michael Chermside
  • Patent number: 11094184
    Abstract: A forgetting-to-carry prevention assistance method assists, in a terminal device, a user in preventing forgetting to carry a personal item. The forgetting-to-carry prevention assistance method includes acquiring a destination for the user; detecting the personal item that exists around the user; and in a case where the personal item associated with a category of the destination is not detected, notifying information on the personal item that is not detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akira Sasaki, Masashi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 11069155
    Abstract: A toll collection system includes: a vehicle detector which detects entry of a vehicle to the lane; a vehicle type identification unit which identifies the vehicle type of the vehicle at a stage before the vehicle is detected by the vehicle detector; and a position measurement unit which measures, on the basis of a position measurement signal obtained by receiving, through a predetermined position measurement antenna, radio waves transmitted by the on-board unit after the vehicle is detected by the vehicle detector, the position of the on-board unit which has transmitted the radio waves. The position measurement unit is configured to measure the position of the on-board unit on the basis of an angle of arrival of the radio waves measured on the basis of the position measurement signal, and an installation height of the on-board unit estimated from a vehicle type identification result of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES MACHINERY SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Saku Ieuji, Hiroyuki Nakayama, Kazuumi Kondo, Takashi Maeda
  • Patent number: 11061105
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatus for creating a Definable Blockchain in a Chip along with other components that can receive process and communicate information to enable locating, identifying, and tracking physical Assets and data contained within the Assets. More specifically, the present disclosure presents a Definable Blockchain in a Chip that can be inserted into product labels or packaging which can communicate via Bluetooth with a Smartphone or other Authenticated Radio Source to update the Definable Blockchain with a validated transaction and then optionally provide that information to a Cloud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: LocatorX, Inc.
    Inventor: William D. Meadow
  • Patent number: 11062300
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for using a boarding pass as a financial instrument to make payments and other financial transactions. A passenger name record, a standardized computer reservation system protocol, can be associated with one or more financial accounts. When a point of sale device scans the boarding pass, either on a mobile device, or a traditional paper boarding pass, the passenger name record can be used to find a travel itinerary associated with the customer. By matching the travel itinerary to location of the point of sale device, and the time, payments can be authorized, and then initiated using financial account information associated with the passenger name record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Srivathsan Sridharan, Akash Gupta, Tarun Kailaschandbaid, Ramanathan Ramanathan, Shanmukeswara Donkada
  • Patent number: 11062259
    Abstract: Systems and methods including one or more processing modules and one or more non-transitory storage modules storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more processing modules and perform acts of receiving an order from a customer for a delivery of grocery items to a fulfillment location, determining a delivery compliance time for at least one item of the grocery items, receiving a pickup notification indicating that a pickup has picked up the grocery items at a first time, determining, at a second time after the first time, if a duration of time between the first time and the second time is greater than the delivery compliance time, and, if the duration of time between the first time and the second time is greater than the delivery compliance time, coordinating displaying an expiration message on a pickup interface of a pickup electronic device of the pickup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Austin Lee Smith, Vidyanand Krishnan, Michael Gilbert Ebener
  • Patent number: 11050576
    Abstract: The invention concerns amongst other things a user (11a, 11b, 11c, 11d, 11e, 11f, 11g) to an intercom network (10) for carrying out real-time audio communication with other users of this intercom network, comprising an audio input, in particular a microphone (14, 14a, 14b, 14c, 14d, 14e, 14f) or a microphone port (28) and a connection port (29) or a communication module (30) for connecting with a switching center (19a, 19b) of the intercom network, comprising at least one functionality that can be set as a parameter, in particular manually set, such as key assignment, direct-dial key, brightness, volume or the like, characterized in that an NFC element (22, 22a, 22b, 22c, 22d, 22e, 22f) is provided on the user that can be used to carry out a communication with a counterpart NFC element (23) assigned to an operator (25).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: RIEDEL COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventors: Jiou-Pahn Lee, Thomas Riedel
  • Patent number: 11025619
    Abstract: An authentication information request packet of user equipment is received at an authentication server. The authentication information request packet includes a device identity of the user equipment. A virtual account identity corresponding to the device identity is obtained. The authentication information response packet is signed using a server private key. An authentication request packet of the user equipment is received. The authentication request packet includes the device identifier, the virtual account identity, and a biometric feature token. A registered service public key and a registered biometric feature token corresponding to the device identifier, the virtual account identity, and a biometric authentication type are obtained. A signature verification is performed by the authentication server on the authentication request packet using the registered service public key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuanbo Sun
  • Patent number: 11017490
    Abstract: A digital license plate interface for interacting with government and other regulatory authorities is described. A user can provide authorization to release data from the digital license plate to government authorities and allow for automated payment of governmental transportation licensing and usage fees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: REVIVERMX, INC.
    Inventors: Dean Batten, Neville Truman Boston
  • Patent number: 11003929
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a helmet wearing determination system including a imaging means that is installed in a predetermined position and images a two-wheel vehicle that travels on a road; and a helmet wearing determination means that processes an image imaged by the imaging means, estimates a rider head region corresponding to a head of a person who rides on the two-wheel vehicle that travels on the road, compares image characteristics of the rider head region with image characteristics according to the head at a time when a helmet is worn or/and at a time when a helmet is not worn, and determines whether or not the rider wears the helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Katsuhiko Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10984299
    Abstract: Detection systems, apparatus, and related methods for use with vehicle sensor modules are disclosed. A disclosed detection system for one or more vehicles includes a vehicle sensor module and a positioning feature disposed on a vehicle exterior or infrastructure. The positioning feature includes a machine-readable code associated with predefined calibration data of the positioning feature. The detection system also includes a vehicle controller configured to detect, via the vehicle sensor module, the positioning feature when the positioning feature is visible to the vehicle sensor module. The vehicle controller is configured to obtain the predefined calibration data in response to reading the machine-readable code and calibrate the vehicle sensor module based on the predefined calibration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan M. Wiesenberg, John-Michael McNew, Ethan Pomish
  • Patent number: 10977625
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to shorten time from when a predetermined condition is satisfied till when recharging is completed. A mobile terminal directly requests an electronic money server to perform recharging. In response to this, the electronic money server secures funds and then generates a command group for recharging. Then, the electronic money server sends, to the mobile terminal, a storage instruction by which the mobile terminal is made to store the generated command group in an IC chip. The mobile terminal then does not immediately execute the command group but temporality stores the command group into a general-purpose IC chip. In this way, a stage of preparation for recharging is completed. Then, under a certain condition (for example, by user's operation, on the side of the general-purpose IC chip, the stored command group is executed. In this way, recharging is performed, and the value balance is updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Hideki Akashika
  • Patent number: 10974052
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication and powering system, such as a medical communication and powering system. An example communication and powering system includes at least one communication module with a communication transmitter, which is configured and arranged to transmit and send communication signals, at least one charging and/or powering module with an energy charging and/or powering transmitter, which is configured and arranged to provide and/or transmit charging and/or powering energy, and at least one receiver being a receiver for communication signals and energy, wherein the receiver has and/or can be switched into a first status for receiving communication signals provided by the communication module and wherein the receiver has and/or can be switched into a second status for receiving energy provided by the charging and/or powering module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: ONWARD MEDICAL B.V.
    Inventors: Koen Weijand, Hans W. Pflug
  • Patent number: 10963716
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: an information management unit that registers boarding information on users regarding boarding and biometrics information on the users acquired by a check-in procedure of the users in association with each other; and a comparison unit that compares target biometrics information, which is biometrics information acquired in a procedure up to the boarding for one of the users, with registered biometrics information, which is the biometrics information registered by the information management unit, and the comparison unit selects the registered biometrics information to be compared with the target biometrics information based on status regarding the procedure up to the boarding of the user corresponding to the registered biometrics information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Sakaguchi, Tomohiro Hatae, Cheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10959645
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to systems and methods of locating a patent within a facility. In one example, the system includes a beacon and a sensor. The beacon is positioned in a location of the facility. The beacon includes an infrared emitter and a processor. The processor is in communication with the infrared emitter. The processor is configured to instruct the infrared emitter to periodically emit an infrared emission. The processor modulates the infrared emission with a unique identification of the beacon that corresponds to the location of the beacon. The sensor is worn by the sensor wearer. The sensor includes an infrared receiver and a processor. The processor is in communication with the infrared received. The infrared receiver is configured to demodulate the received infrared emission to identify the unique identification of the beacon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CarePredict, Inc.
    Inventors: Satish Movva, Srinaag V. Samudrala, Hassan Waqar Azeem Chaudhary, Joshua David Paladeni, Gregory B. Zobel
  • Patent number: 10949793
    Abstract: In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to monitoring item distribution. In some embodiments, there is provided a system for monitoring item distribution including: a camera system comprising a plurality of cameras configured to capture a plurality of video streams along a distribution chain; an item record database comprising one or more monitored items; and a control circuit configured to: receive the plurality of video streams; identify a monitored item of the one or more monitored items; extract video data associated with the monitored item from at least one of the plurality of video streams; aggregate the video data to form an item distribution record; associate the item distribution record of the monitored item with a customer order for the monitored item in the item record database; and provide the item distribution record to a user associated with the customer order via an item record user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce W. Wilkinson, Todd D. Mattingly
  • Patent number: 10945211
    Abstract: An underwater communications network comprising a plurality of communication nodes operable to wirelessly communicate with at least one other node in the network, each node having a transceiver and an observation mechanism wherein the observation mechanism is operable to monitor signals received by the transceiver and upon reception of a first predetermined tone the observation mechanism outputs a signal operable to adjust the node from a passive operation mode to an active operation mode. Each node can be a discreet underwater device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: Brendan Peter Hyland, Grant MacLean
  • Patent number: 10943219
    Abstract: There are provided systems and methods for transportation check-in and payment using beacons. A service provider, such as a transportation, payment, or other service provider, may utilize short range wireless beacons at or near a transportation service that provide automated check-in with a user device. When the user device is in proximity to the beacon, the user may be checked-in and provide payments for use of the transportation service, such as payment for a transportation fare. The user may receive scheduling and/or updates for the transportation service. Additionally, while the user is travelling with the transportation service, the user may purchase extra fare if the user realizes that current travel coverage of the purchased transportation fare does not cover an expected cost of the trip. The extra fare may be automatically purchased if the user device loses power or the user is unaware of the trip cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Egan Schulz, Michelle Pujals, Libo Su
  • Patent number: 10937072
    Abstract: A taximeter, system and method for a taxi are disclosed. In one aspect, the taximeter includes a processing system including a memory having stored therein a plurality of computer applications, wherein the processing system is configured to execute a meter application during a passenger trip to determine a fare due, and execute a payment application to facilitate electronic payment of the fare due. In particular embodiments, the taximeter establishes a wireless data communication session with a mobile device of the passenger to facilitate payment of the fare due via the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TAXIPROP PTY LTD
    Inventors: Peter Francis Kelly, Spiro John Chellos, John Philip D'Arcy, John William Young
  • Patent number: 10928479
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining a distance to an object is provided. The apparatus includes a first transceiver configured to transmit a first radio frequency signal. Further, the apparatus includes a second transceiver configured to transmit a second radio frequency signal in response to receiving the first radio frequency signal. The apparatus additionally includes a processing circuit configured to determine the distance to the object based on a transmission time of the first radio frequency signal and a reception time, at the first transceiver, of a reflected component of the second radio frequency signal that is reflected by the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alon Cohen, Eran Gerson, Gaby Prechner, Michael Bogdanov
  • Patent number: 10901967
    Abstract: Systems and methods for license plate matching. In one example, a system for license plate matching includes an interface configured to receive roadside data, the roadside data including a roadside image of a vehicle license plate, a database having a plurality of indexed entries, each entry including vehicle license plate fingerprint data and vehicle characteristic metadata, and a processor connected to a memory, the interface, and the database, the processor configured to execute a query against the database based on the roadside data, compare a portion of the entries to the roadside data, the processor being further configured to compare the roadside image of the vehicle license plate and the corresponding vehicle license plate fingerprint data when comparing the portion of the entries and roadside data, and generate a confidence based on a similarity between at least one individual entry of the portion of entries and the roadside data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: VERITOLL, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher T. Higgins, Joseph C. Silva
  • Patent number: 10893044
    Abstract: An authentication information request packet of user equipment is received at an authentication server. The authentication information request packet includes a device identity of the user equipment. A virtual account identity corresponding to the device identity is obtained. The authentication information response packet is signed using a server private key. An authentication request packet of the user equipment is received. The authentication request packet includes the device identifier, the virtual account identity, and a biometric feature token. A registered service public key and a registered biometric feature token corresponding to the device identifier, the virtual account identity, and a biometric authentication type are obtained. A signature verification is performed by the authentication server on the authentication request packet using the registered service public key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: ADVANCED NEW TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuanbo Sun
  • Patent number: 10872282
    Abstract: A Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag according to one embodiment includes a housing configured for coupling to an object, control circuitry coupled to the housing, a first power source for providing power to the control circuitry, a secondary power source physically coupled to the first power source that generates energy from light for recharging the first power source, and a memory for storing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventor: Dominic Kotab
  • Patent number: 10855680
    Abstract: An authentication information request packet of user equipment is received at an authentication server. The authentication information request packet includes a device identity of the user equipment. A virtual account identity corresponding to the device identity is obtained. The authentication information response packet is signed using a server private key. An authentication request packet of the user equipment is received. The authentication request packet includes the device identifier, the virtual account identity, and a biometric feature token. A registered service public key and a registered biometric feature token corresponding to the device identifier, the virtual account identity, and a biometric authentication type are obtained. A signature verification is performed by the authentication server on the authentication request packet using the registered service public key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: ADVANCED NEW TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuanbo Sun
  • Patent number: 10850633
    Abstract: A system and method for charging an electric vehicle includes identifying vehicle information corresponding to the electric vehicle based on an electronic image of the electric vehicle, retrieving from an electronically stored database a location of a charging port on the electric vehicle based on the vehicle information, and robotically moving a charging connector according to the retrieved location to engage the charging port of the electric vehicle to charge a battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: INTERIM DESIGNS INC.
    Inventors: Joseph C. Haddad, Daniel B. Lysak
  • Patent number: 10826556
    Abstract: The disclosed subject-matter relates to a method for calibrating an onboard unit of a vehicle identification system, the method comprising: emitting at least one polling message from a first radio beacon; in the first radio beacon, determining a link margin of a communication with a first onboard unit by evaluating a response message of the first onboard unit to the polling message(s); and sending a configuration message from the first radio beacon or a second radio beacon to the first onboard unit or to a second onboard unit with a same characteristic as the first onboard unit to adjust a receive sensitivity or a transmit power of the first or the second onboard unit, respectively, to a level derived from the determined link margin. Alternative embodiments relate to a system and to an onboard unit used in the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Kapsch TrafficCom AG
    Inventor: Alastair Malarky
  • Patent number: 10824790
    Abstract: A system and method for extracting text information in an image being displayed on the display screen of a mobile device and presenting the extracted information in a readily useable form. The system and method operates on a mobile device and, following the provision of a target digital image which includes a plurality of alpha numeric characters visibly disposed thereon, identifies the spatial location of the characters and converts them into machine-encoded text. A clickable overlay is then positioned over the characters which were converted and the clickable overlay is linked to the machine-encoded text corresponding to the characters it was placed over. The machine-encoded text may be converted into an auditory expression that is also linked to the relevant clickable overlay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Malcolm E. LeCounte
  • Patent number: 10817812
    Abstract: Described herein are a system and methods for identifying fields and tasks (e.g., agricultural fields and tasks). In one embodiment, system includes a display device to display a representation of one or more agricultural fields with geo-referenced boundaries and to receive one or more inputs for identifying at least one agricultural field with agricultural field identification information. A processing system is communicatively coupled to the display device. The processing system is configured to automatically transmit raw data including measurement data and location component data to the display device in response to a machine or an implement starting and to automatically identify location component data of the raw data. The processing system is further configured to automatically assign raw data to at least one agricultural field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: THE CLIMATE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Doug Sauder, Ryan Allgaier
  • Patent number: 10817766
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment includes receiving Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag information associated with a vehicle, the RFID tag information including registration information for the vehicle, monetary information associated with the vehicle, and a service history of the vehicle, performing an identification, utilizing the RFID tag information, and determining one or more obligations associated with the vehicle, based on the identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: Naresh Batra
  • Patent number: 10807566
    Abstract: A parking system which communicates with a communication terminal of a parking staff Ps who takes charge of deadheading vehicles between a loading space and an unloading space of vehicles and a vehicle storage space by valet parking includes a loading vehicle recognition unit which recognizes that a target vehicle for the valet parking is parked in the loading space, and an electronic key management unit which transmits an electronic key for enabling an operation of the target vehicle to the communication terminal of the parking staff when the loading vehicle recognition unit recognizes that the target vehicle is parked in the loading space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoko Imai, Takashi Mori, Shigenori Hiruta, Atsuyuki Suzuki, Tomoko Shintani
  • Patent number: 10793014
    Abstract: A system and method for charging an electric vehicle includes identifying vehicle information corresponding to the electric vehicle based on an electronic image of the electric vehicle, retrieving from an electronically stored database a location of a charging port on the electric vehicle based on the vehicle information, and robotically moving a charging connector according to the retrieved location to engage the charging port of the electric vehicle to charge a battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: INTERIM DESIGNS INC
    Inventors: Joseph C. Haddad, Daniel B. Lysak
  • Patent number: 10796516
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for accurately tracking a package. The package may be tracked by calculating time with a GRL Device. The GRL Device may include a Miniature Atomic Clock along with other components that can receive process and communicate information to enable locating, identifying, and tracking physical Assets and data contained within the Assets. More specifically, the present disclosure presents methods and apparatus of deploying a Global Resource Locating (GRL) device adhered to or inserted into packaging for an Asset. In some aspects, the Asset may comprise a product, organism, produce, or component of a logistics based operational process and marketing based Asset movement and usage analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: LOCATORX, INC.
    Inventor: William D. Meadow
  • Patent number: 10791383
    Abstract: Supply chain systems and methods are disclosed for monitoring fluid levels in liquid containers, such as kegs. Embodiments include sensors that fit within a keg's false bottom, measure the weight of the keg, and transmit the weight information to a computer database via a wireless network. Other embodiments include an RFID device with information about a characteristic of the liquid within a keg (such as brand and/or type of beer) that may be attached to the keg and paired with the sensor so the sensor can transmit information about the characteristic of the liquid in the keg. In alternate embodiments, the sensor's transmitter is short range and an uplink/gateway is used to receive information from the sensor and relay that sensor's information to a broader wireless network. Multiple containers in close proximity may each be fitted with an RFID device and sensor and communicate their individual information to the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Brewlogix LLC
    Inventors: Steve Hershberger, Steve Kremer, Matt Mayer, Mark Kosiarek
  • Patent number: 10775278
    Abstract: It is disclosed a scrubbing and sampling device, a card reader apparatus and a gate apparatus. The scrubbing and sampling device includes: a scrubbing and sampling portion including a first wheel and a second wheel, which are respectively capable of rotating around respective rotating axes, and a scrubbing conveyor belt tensioned by the first wheel and the second wheel and driven by rotation of the first wheel and the second wheel, to move between them; and an desorbing portion configured to desorb properties of an sample that is conveyed into the desorbing portion. The scrubbing conveyor belt is configured to move through the desorbing portion such that the desorbing portion desorbs the sample on the scrubbing conveyor belt when the scrubbing conveyor belt enters the desorbing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, NUCTECH COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Qingjun Zhang, Yuanjing Li, Ziran Zhao, Ge Li, Qiufeng Ma
  • Patent number: 10769930
    Abstract: A forgetting-to-carry prevention assistance method assists, in a terminal device, a user in preventing forgetting to carry a personal item. The forgetting-to-carry prevention assistance method includes acquiring a destination for the user; detecting the personal item that exists around the user; and in a case where the personal item associated with a category of the destination is not detected, notifying information on the personal item that is not detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akira Sasaki, Masashi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10751607
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling access to wireless gaming devices and networks are provided. For example, access is controlled through one or more levels of security checks, such as a hard security check instead of or in addition to a soft security check. In a hard security check, the user employs an apparatus such as a card or other physical token that can be used to access the wireless gaming device. Such an apparatus may communicate information that identifies the user to the device or may simply be used to produce a signal without which the device is locked to users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Dean P. Alderucci, Joseph M. Asher, Robert F. Bahrampour, Kevin Burman, James J. Coffey, Ronald Rushin
  • Patent number: 10754348
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle (AV) can process a live sensor view to autonomously operate acceleration, braking, and steering systems of the AV along a given route. While traveling along the given route, the AV can identify an encoded road stripe in the live sensor view, and decode the encoded road stripe to determine location data corresponding to the encoded road stripe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventor: Brian McClendon