Transportation Patents (Class 235/384)
  • Patent number: 11977694
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus, including a program encoded on computer-readable medium, for providing remote control of a light beam pointing device. The system includes a camera that captures at least one image at a first location and a light source that generates a light beam in a direction within a viewable area of the camera. At a second location, remote from the first location, a display screen displays images captured by the camera and a controller that controls pointing of the light source toward a desired target object at the first location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Inventors: Steven Quinn McCain, Luis Carlos Urteaga, Miguel Angel Muraira, Micah Glenn Pratt, Billy Glenn Tiller
  • Patent number: 11953544
    Abstract: A system for testing a sensor and a hub is provided. The system includes a testing control device and a sensor testing device. The testing control device is configured to select a testing profile based at least in part on the sensor, and transmit a testing initiation signal based at least in part on the testing profile. The sensor testing device is configured to perform testing of the sensor and the hub in response to the testing initiation signal, the testing including rotating the sensor along at least one axis based at least in part on the testing profile, and transmit test data to the testing control device based at least in part on the testing of the sensor and the hub. The testing control device is configured to receive the test data from the sensor testing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: The ADT Security Corporation
    Inventor: Jeron E. Bornstein
  • Patent number: 11922246
    Abstract: A luggage tag comprises an indicator; a thin tag body including a radiofrequency (RF) receiver configured to receive an RF signal transmitted by an RF transmitter and a processor in communication with the RF receiver and the indicator, the processor being configured to acquire information from the RF signal that is received by the RF receiver and to turn on the indicator in response to the information acquired from the RF signal; and a coupling unit for coupling the thin tag body of the luggage tag to luggage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Position Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward L. Hill, YiFeng Xiong, Narasimhachary Nallana Chakravarty, Brian Martel, Marc Bujold, Brett Bilbrey, Mark R. Ibbotson
  • Patent number: 11893646
    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: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Alex Niderberg, Colin Hart, Ryan Webb, Michael Chermside
  • Patent number: 11878862
    Abstract: There is provided a conveyor assembly for sorting merchandise items. In one form, the conveyor assembly includes: a merchandise identification module; sortation modules each comprising a multi-directional sorting portion with two sets of rollers, a first wing including a third set of rollers, a second wing including a fourth set of rollers, and a controller configured to receive an IP address; a first, disassembled state of the sortation modules; a second, assembled state of the sortation modules; a merchandise database; and a control circuit configured to receive identifying information about an unsorted merchandise item, assign a unique IP address to each sortation module corresponding to the position of the sortation module, determine a sortation destination for the unsorted merchandise item, determine the sortation module corresponding to the sortation destination; and instruct the controller of the corresponding sortation module to divert the unsorted merchandise item to the sortation destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Inventors: Jason D. Bellar, William Mark Propes
  • Patent number: 11870671
    Abstract: An approach to facilitating in-vehicle services through attendant devices, user-provided devices, and/or an in-vehicle computer system is provided. In one implementation, one or more communication sessions with the in-vehicle computer system may be facilitated by an attendant device. Passenger information relating to one or more passengers of a vehicle and service information relating to one or more services to be provided to the one or more passengers may be obtained by the attendant device from the in-vehicle computer system via the one or more communication sessions. The passenger information and the service information may be provided by the attendant device. An indication that at least one service is in progress or is complete is received by the attendant device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Kwivo, LLC
    Inventors: Alexandra Kathleen Heron, Julio Toro Silva, Manimeldura Janaka Mendis
  • Patent number: 11822989
    Abstract: A method for multi-phase monitoring, comprising: receiving a first set of data associated with a monitoring agent during a first phase of an itinerary for monitoring an asset; determining the first phase of the itinerary is complete; receiving a second set of data relating to a second phase of the itinerary, the second set of data defining a phase requirement for implementing the second phase; determining an agent capability of the monitoring agent; comparing the agent capability to the phase requirement; and performing an action based on whether the phase requirement is capable of being met by the monitoring agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Inventors: Hendrik J. Volkerink, Ajay Khoche
  • Patent number: 11816601
    Abstract: A computerized operation of a vehicle rental system is provided, wherein a number of vehicles is made available to a defined user group for a temporary use period. The vehicles are placed at one or more locations accessible only to the user group, with one or multiple parking spaces reserved for the vehicles in each case. Based on a user input which includes at least one item of data regarding a rental period start and a rental period end of a vehicle, as well as a user ID, a reservation of the vehicle is carried out in a computerized reservation system. A sensor device, which monitors the parking spaces, verifies the presence of the vehicle. The reservation system shows a vehicle, the same being detected by the sensor device as parked in one of the reserved parking spaces prior to the expiration of the rental period end and saved in the reservation system, as available for rental in the reservation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Astrid Schroeder
  • Patent number: 11810047
    Abstract: An online system receives, from a customer mobile application (CMA) an order including a high-value item determines that the order includes the high-value item. The online system transmits an indication that the order includes the high-value item to a delivery mobile application (DMA). The DMA transmits a real-time location of a client device of a delivery agent to the online system. Responsive to determining that the delivery agent is at a delivery location, the online system transmits an indication to the DMA to display a user interface including an interactive element for requesting a signature from a customer. Responsive to receiving an indication of an interaction with the interactive element, the online system transmits an indication to the CMA to display a user interface with a signature element. The CMA transmits a signature received via the signature element to the online system, which stores the signature as verification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Maplebear, Inc.
    Inventors: Anastasija Kovalova, Neera Chatterjee
  • Patent number: 11769412
    Abstract: A rear side warning system for a vehicle includes at least one processor configured to: sense an external obstacle of the vehicle; classify the external obstacle as either one of a fixed object and a moving object; and control a rear side warning signal of the vehicle based on a result of the classifying of the external obstacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eun Seok Kang
  • Patent number: 11700847
    Abstract: The invention is that of systems of methods for preserving vital assets such as human organs in transit. An exemplary system may include a central software application and processor for storing vital asset identifying information in a database and displaying real-time transit information in relation to the asset to authenticated users. Application programming interfaces are provided to allow authenticated users to monitor location and environmental data transmitted from the proximity of the asset to the central software application for processing and display on graphical user interfaces. An exemplary system enables methods of reallocating freight from a first to a second transportation asset to avoid delays and prolonged exposures to adverse environmental conditions. In certain embodiments, unmanned aerial systems may be deployed to intervene in the transit channel and overcome such delays or exposures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: MediGO, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Scott Plank, Paul F. Summers, III, Ryan Lupi
  • Patent number: 11694186
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing payment transactions using combination payment cards. The combination payment card is associated with an open-loop account and one or more closed-loop accounts. Transaction information is received from a point-of-sale device. At least one of the closed-loop and open-loop account is debited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Worldpay, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas E. Rafferty, Bryan T. Bailey, Christopher S. Postell
  • Patent number: 11686650
    Abstract: A method for imaging a room by a controller includes requesting a signal, indicative of a measurement of a parameter, from a sensor associated with a position and direction of a mobile platform in the room, wherein the measurement from the sensor includes background noise, distortions, and a foreground signal of interest, in response to the mobile platform reaching a new position, requesting a second measurement of the parameter from the sensor associated with the new position of the mobile platform, spatially aggregating the signal from the sensor and associated position and direction to create an energy map via spatio-dynamic beamforming, wherein the background noise and distortions are reduced, by spatially averaging beamformed information acquired across multiple locations to synthesize signals indicative of the foreground signal of interest, analyzing the energy map to identify a state of an apparatus in the room, and outputting a foreground beamformed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Inventors: Jonathan Jenner Macoskey, Samarjit Das
  • Patent number: 11688092
    Abstract: A package scanning conveyance system that integrates a first two-dimensional image with at least a second two-dimensional image or a three-dimensional point clouds to calculate or estimate a package's physical properties, and/or determine if there are two or more packages in a pile. The captured imaging data is transformed by the inventive system to provide real-time feedback to a human operator to enable the operator to maintain an understanding of the system's performance. The imaging data may also be used to perform quality-checks on other parts of the package delivery and conveyance systems and document the condition of packages that have passed through the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Plus One Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Shaun Edwards, Erik Nieves, Paul Hvass, Joshua Justin Curtis
  • Patent number: 11645729
    Abstract: A system for an ID card identification prevents unauthorized entry to a venue by comparing ID card data for validity and internal matching of a person to a photo on an ID card. The system includes an identification card offered by an individual seeking entry; wherein the identification card includes a photograph of the individual the card is assigned to. An electronic device having a camera thereon takes a photograph of the photograph on the identification card. The electronic device takes a picture of individual offering the identification card for access to the venue. The electronic device verifies the authenticity of the identification card. The electronic device having circuitry and software which determines a match, low match or no match between the individual in the photograph on the identification card and the photograph of the individual presenting the identification card, for entry into the venue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Inventor: Robert William Kocher
  • Patent number: 11610438
    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: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Inventors: Osamu Sakaguchi, Tomohiro Hatae, Cheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 11605083
    Abstract: Multifactor authentication systems and methods employ an online payment server processor that authenticates a user in an online session with a merchant website server processor based on data representing one or more predefined authentication factors received from a user device processor over a communication network and sends data representing a secure user login cookie to the user device processor over the communication network based on the authentication of the user in the online session with the merchant website server processor. Thereafter, the online payment server processor authenticates the user in a subsequent online session with the merchant website server processor based in part on identifying the data representing the secure user login cookie on the user device and in part on data representing a second predefined authentication factor received from the user device processor over the communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Inventors: Ashutosh Sureka, Rajesh Mondkar, Sathish Nandagopal
  • Patent number: 11538120
    Abstract: An apparatus for paying a wireless charging fee for an electric vehicle while being driven may include: an electric power receiver configured to perform wireless charging of an electric vehicle; a toll fee payment processor configured to perform a fee collection processing with respect to the electric vehicle in response to a toll fee payment request from a gantry; and a controller configured to generate information on an accumulated charging amount of the electric vehicle before the electric vehicle passes through the gantry in response to the toll fee payment request from the gantry and transmit the information on the accumulated charging amount to the toll fee payment processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventor: Won-Jun Lee
  • Patent number: 11528139
    Abstract: There is provided an authentication system for validating identity credentials of a user attempting to access a resource provided by a remote resource provision system. The authentication system includes an input configured to receive, from the resource provision system, an authentication request comprising a cryptographic representation of digital identity data of the user and an associated token identifier, where the digital identity data comprises at least one image of an identity credential of the user. The system also includes a processor configured to: determine a pre-stored cryptographic identifier corresponding to the token identifier; and compare the received cryptographic representation with the pre-stored cryptographic identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Inventors: Patrik Smets, David Anthony Roberts
  • Patent number: 11462069
    Abstract: A transit system including an access control point, a positioning system, a tracking system, and a server. The access control point provides a passage to a transit user for taking a trip through the transit system. The server receives a first location and visual cues of the transit user. The first location is determined using the positioning system and a mobile device. Candidate locations and visual cues of other transit users are obtained from the tracking system. The server correlates the first location to a candidate location and compares the visual cues of the transit user with the other transit users. A correlated location is determined and the first location and the visual cues of the transit user are verified. The server verifies terms of a transit pass of the transit user. Based on the verification, usage of the transit pass is allowed for passing through the access control point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventor: Tom Vilhelmsen
  • Patent number: 11429922
    Abstract: The disclosure is related to monitoring integrity of cargo in a container on a trans-oceanic voyage and cargo on truck or trains. The method includes determining, by a trigger from at least one remote processor, that a system including the at least one remote processor in a network with at least one local processor is activated by an opening or a closing of a container door. At least one environment camera is activated to provide an environment media. At least one data retrieving component is activated to retrieve and to provide data associated with a tracking marker of cargo associated with the container. At least one satellite receiver is activated to receive location information for the at least one local processor. One or more of the environment media, the data, and the location information is packaged for a bit stream. The bit stream is communicated to a remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventor: Raquel Holatz
  • Patent number: 11410183
    Abstract: A method of establishing a justification basis to Aircraft Regulatory Authorities, to allow a regulated aircraft to operate at increased maximum weight limitations, through the statistical identification of non-recognized weight errors being allowed in today's aircraft weight determination methods, with the recovery and utilization of the non-recognized weight errors to increase weight limitations through a Regulatory Authority finding of an Equivalent Level of Safety. A system for use in measuring aircraft weight and center of gravity, providing a method to reveal non-recognized weight errors. Sensors are attached to the landing gear struts, so to periodically and randomly measure and monitor aircraft weight and center of gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventor: C. Kirk Nance
  • Patent number: 11407528
    Abstract: A bag unlocking method includes receiving, by a bag handling system, a bag during a check-in process. The bag handling system identifies, from a travel carrier system, traveler information corresponding to the bag. A securing device of the bag is programmed, using an unlock code pertaining to the traveler information. The bag handling system reads a bag tag of the bag at a baggage inspection station and determines the unlock code pertaining to the bag tag. The bag handling system transmits the unlock code to cause the securing device to unlock at the baggage inspection station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Homeland Security
    Inventors: William J. Washington, II, Christian Jordan
  • Patent number: 11410553
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a parking management system including: a central control device configured to centrally manage the division and dispatch of a parking space; and at least one projection device configured to project and display the range of the parking space to assist the parking of a vehicle in response to the division and dispatch of the parking space by the central control device. The disclosure further provides a corresponding parking management method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventors: Tianyue Zhao, Qi Zeng, Xitong Ma, Weiguo Li
  • Patent number: 11410468
    Abstract: A taxi metering system includes an administrative component and a mobile meter app, respectively configured to run on a server and a mobile metering device. The mobile meter receives GPS data that is map-matched by a map-matching server and used, with other fare parameters to calculate a total fare. The mobile meter app calculates a fare amount in near real time and conveys information to the administrative component. The administrative component monitors and records fare parameters and corresponding fare attributes to generate a ride summary and receipt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: BEAMLIVE INC.
    Inventors: Mehrdad Negahban, Ali Akbari, Allan Dunsmuir, Muhammad Usman Khan
  • Patent number: 11373528
    Abstract: A parking management system includes: a vacant slot sensor which detects a vacant slot among parking slots and creates vacant slot information indicating the position of the vacant slot; a vehicle information obtainment unit which obtains vehicle information of a vehicle; a first information obtainment unit which obtains first information indicating the presence or absence of a passenger of the vehicle; and a parking slot determination unit which determines a parking slot in which the vehicle is to be parked, and outputs the parking slot. When there are vacant slots and the first information indicates that a passenger is present, the parking slot determination unit determines, as the parking slot, a vacant slot located at a first distance from a facility which the passenger uses after alighting from the vehicle, preferentially over a vacant slot located at a second distance, which is greater than the first distance, from the facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Hironori Obayashi, Takamasa Hidaka, Waka Sengoku
  • Patent number: 11354765
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for determining a parcel position error based on a comparison of load data and configuration data are provided. Embodiments describe a number of methods of determining the parcel position error such as by determining a parcel path from the load data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventors: Mallory Freeman, Timothy Major, David Wu, Lauren Skorb, Matthew Britton
  • Patent number: 11354762
    Abstract: A wallet provider (WP) computing device is provided for extending a digital passport object stored in a digital wallet. The WP computing device includes a processor and a memory in communication with the processor. The processor is programmed to receive an augmentation request associated with the digital passport object from a requesting user device, retrieve an augmentation template and trusted authentication data based at least in part on the augmentation request, generate an augmentation package associated with the digital passport object, transmit an authentication request to an authenticating user device, receive an authentication response from the user device, determine an authentication evaluation of the augmentation package associated with the digital passport object, and transmit the updated augmentation package to the sponsoring authority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher T. Scholl, Regan E. Harmon, William Raymond Bowie, Matthew Wease
  • Patent number: 11315101
    Abstract: Location polygons are defined along traffic lanes and parking spaces to facilitate determination of the location of a vehicle relative to features associated with the location polygons. The location polygons are used, in one application, to identity entrance and exit of a special toll lane along a roadway, and to ensure that the vehicle properly enters and exits the tolling lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: GEOTOLL INC.
    Inventors: Jaime Andres Borras, Wyatt Drake Geist, Richard Carrier, James Edward Borras
  • Patent number: 11315126
    Abstract: A method for checking the validity of a ticket involves transferring information from a control entity to a mobile device. A code is computed on the basis of this information, of a derived key and of a property individual for the mobile device, the code being subsequently checked by the control entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Bernhard Inderst, Ullrich Martini, Dietmar Maierhöfer
  • Patent number: 11315375
    Abstract: There are provided a reader that receives one or more identifiers transmitted by one or more wireless tags of one or more users entering a wireless area located outside one end of a longitudinal direction of a gate; an acquisition part that acquires a facial feature value registered in association with each identifier received from each wireless tag; an imaging part that captures image of the user; an extraction part that extracts a facial feature value from image data generated by the imaging part; and a face collation part that receives the facial feature value extracted by the extraction part and checks whether or not the facial feature value match one or more facial feature values acquired by the acquisition part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Nobuaki Kawase
  • Patent number: 11302119
    Abstract: Provided is a toll collection facility including a wireless communication device provided to a lane, and a charge processing device configured to execute read processing and write processing, for charge processing data, on a communication target device installed in a vehicle traveling on the lane, via the wireless communication device, based on a predetermined processing procedure. The charge processing device includes a scenario information generation unit configured to generate and send scenario information indicating at least a part of the processing procedure. The wireless communication device includes a recording processing unit configured to record the scenario information in an internal recording medium, and a scenario processing unit configured to execute read processing and write processing, for the charge processing data, on the communication target device, based on the scenario information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Tatsuya Higuchi, Kazuyoshi Kitajima, Keiji Terasaka
  • Patent number: 11295566
    Abstract: A biometric exit system controls exit of a person from an area with an asset. The system obtains a digital representation of a biometric for the person. The system receives an identification of the person using the digital representation of the biometric. Using the identification, the system receives permissions regarding whether or not the person may exit the area with the asset. If the person is permitted, the system allows the person to exit. Upon allowing exit, the system may transmit a message to the person. The message may include a confirmation of a transaction and/or one or more offers to which the person can respond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: ALCLEAR, LLC
    Inventor: Joe Trelin
  • Patent number: 11288614
    Abstract: Performance quantifying and reporting for machine assets includes storing, in a work plan, asset tag assignments for a plurality of assets, and receiving location information, for example, indicative of a segment of a work cycle, being worked on by an asset. Attributes of an asset, including an inferred occurrence or non-occurrence of an asset-to-asset interaction, are based upon the location information and matching of role-based asset tags between or amongst assets. Performance history of the asset is quantified and reported based on the identified attributes for displaying, on a user interface, machine asset performance metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Arun Prasad Alayamani, Allen J DeClerk, Chad Timothy Brickner, Nicholas Adam Hanauer, Chetna Varman, Vishnu Gaurav Selvaraj, Timothy Edward Noon, Eric J. Spurgeon, Bradley K. Bomer, Umasri Devireddy
  • Patent number: 11263672
    Abstract: Fueling station network management systems and methods generate rating metrics and/or rankings regarding one or more fueling stations based, in part, on user fueling experience feedback data. A user device can include an application through which user feedback can be received and communicated to a data server. Additionally, the fueling station can also provide information, such as a status of the fueling station, to the data server. The data server can provide suggested fueling stations to a user based on the user's location and/or the user feedback and fueling station data. An incentivization system can be included to incentivize users to provide feedback regarding their fueling experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: LOOK, INC.
    Inventor: Rebecca Pancheri
  • Patent number: 11257048
    Abstract: Techniques for facilitating a secure transaction between a first mobile computing device associated with a driver and a second mobile computing device associated with a passenger are discussed herein. The techniques may include registering an association between a first application executing on the first mobile computing device and a second application executing on the second mobile computing device. The second application may display information indicating an amount of fare for a ride offered by the driver to the passenger. Upon receiving input from the passenger to authorize processing of a payment transaction, the second application may send a request to process the payment transaction using card information. In some examples, the payment transaction is authorized without providing the first application with access to card information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Aaron, Shawn Morel
  • Patent number: 11244254
    Abstract: A management system for a Permitting Authorities (PA) or their appointed designee to monitor and track application-based commercial ground transportation (ABCT) Providers activities within electronically-enabled geo-fenced areas associated with the PAs, all without the need for specialized hardware such as transponders or other tracking equipment. ABCT Providers transmit location and/or transaction information for ABCT Vehicles within geo-fenced areas associated with the PAs to a clearinghouse. The clearinghouse transmits the location and/or transaction information to a clearinghouse. The clearinghouse transmits the received information to the corresponding PAs in near real-time and periodically creates invoices for each PA based on the activities taken place within the respective goes-fenced areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: The City and County of San Francisco
    Inventors: Ian Law, Humphrey Loe
  • Patent number: 11244298
    Abstract: A payment system, comprising: a receipt apparatus; a payment apparatus, the payment apparatus being connected to the receipt apparatus by means of electromagnetic induction, such that the receipt apparatus can receive information about the payment apparatus; and an identity recognition apparatus, the identity recognition apparatus being disposed in a payment environment and separated from the payment apparatus spatially, and the identity recognition apparatus being in signal connection with the receipt apparatus, wherein when a payer pays money, the identity recognition apparatus is used for recognising identity information about the payer, wherein the payment environment is a place where the receipt apparatus and the payment apparatus are located simultaneously. The payment system ensures the safety, convenience and efficiency of payment. Also provided are a payment device and a payment method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventors: Bin Zou, Feng Bai, Miao Liu, Liyan Wang, Hongna Ye
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
    Inventors: Risa Tagawa, Noriyuki Hiramoto
  • 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
    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
    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