Records Patents (Class 235/487)
  • Patent number: 10282312
    Abstract: According to a first aspect of the present disclosure, an integrated circuit is provided which comprises an active shield in a first layer and at least one security-critical component in a second layer, said security-critical component being configured to generate an access key for enabling access to at least a part of said security-critical component, wherein said access key is based on an output value of the active shield. According to a second aspect of the present disclosure, a corresponding method for protecting an integrated circuit is conceived. According to a third aspect of the present disclosure, a corresponding computer program product is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Sebastien Riou
  • Patent number: 10268943
    Abstract: The present specification describes an ultra-high frequency (UHF) radio frequency identification (RFID) device, having a wire inlay bonded with a plastic material; and, an electronic integrated circuit attached thereto. The wire inlay is formed by looping and embedding the wire in a predefined circular design on a substrate. The UHF RFID device operates within frequencies ranging from 840 MHz to 960 MHz. The electronic integrated circuit comprises a transponder chip operating at frequencies ranging from 840 MHz to 960 MHz; and the transponder chip is a Class 1 Generation 2 UHF RFID transponder chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: APK IDENTIFICATION
    Inventors: Puneet Kapoor, Alok Kapoor
  • Patent number: 10268707
    Abstract: A real-time transaction processing system and method include the provision of a real-time transactional data store having an importer subsystem embedded therein. The importer subsystem is configured to connect directly to a real-time data source without using an intermediate subsystem. Events are received via the real-time data source at the importer subsystem, which transacts the events into the real-time transactional data store to create one or more records in the real-time transactional data store corresponding to the events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: VoltDB, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefano M. Santoro, Anish Khanzode, Ryan Betts
  • Patent number: 10255954
    Abstract: A memory device is provided. The memory device includes a first chip and a second chip. The first chip includes a first memory array, a first signal buffer and a plurality of first pads. The second chip includes a second memory array, a second signal buffer and a plurality of second pads. The second signal buffer is coupled to the first signal buffer by at least one connection wire, and the at least one connection wire passes through a scribe line between the first chip and the second chip. When the scribe line between the first chip and the second chip is not cut, signals are transmitted between the first signal buffer and the second signal buffer via the at least one connection wire, and the first memory array and the second memory array are commonly connected to the first pads and not connected to the second pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Winbond Electronics Corp.
    Inventor: Yuji Nakaoka
  • Patent number: 10242300
    Abstract: A transaction card includes a card body, where the card body includes a surface with a first surface area. The surface of the card body includes private information that encompasses a second surface area of the surface, and the second surface area is less than the first surface area. The transaction card includes a reflective element that is applied to the surface of the card body, and includes a third surface area. The third surface area is based on the first surface area or the second surface area, and the third surface area enables the reflective element to reflect light away from the private information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Edwards, Abdelkadar M'Hamed Benkreira, Michael Mossoba
  • Patent number: 10235907
    Abstract: A band for wrist, or other part of a limb, comprises a band and an information sheet, for important information. The latter displays written or printed information and can be folded up under the band so that when worn it is held in place between the strap and limb. The information is also kept from view in that position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Vagaband Limited
    Inventors: Robin Dale Scorpio-Pappin, Walker Thaddeus Pappin, Edmund Januarius Bassett
  • Patent number: 10217099
    Abstract: An account access card having a first side and a second side is configured for electronic funds transfer, identification, authentication, data storage, data transfer, and/or application processing, according to one embodiment. Certain embodiments of the technology provide one or more account identification components to enable the card to identify a user, access an account, receive information, and/or provide information. In various embodiments, the one or more account identification components are disposed on the account access card. The one or more account identification components store account identification data providing access to one or more accounts. In one embodiment, a first account identification component stores first account information and is disposed on the first side of the account access card. In one embodiment, a second account identification component stores second account information and is disposed on the second side of the account access card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventor: Alicia D. Cheatham
  • Patent number: 10217038
    Abstract: There are provided systems and methods for suspending and resuming transactions through wireless beacon communications. A merchant may set up a wireless beacon with employee devices. The beacons may connect to a user's device and assist the employee with determining and suspending a transaction for the user. Based on the connections between the user's device and a wireless beacon attached to an employee device, the employee device may receive an identifier for the user. The identifier may also be received from a previous check-in by the user. The employee or a user may scan one or more items that the user may wish to purchase. A transaction may be generated using the scan and may be associated with the user's identifier. Later the transaction may be recalled using the user's identifier or a transaction code identifying the transaction. Payment information for the user may also be associated with the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Mobeen Syed
  • Patent number: 10217040
    Abstract: A contactless communication medium includes a film base, an antenna coil disposed on a top surface of the film base and formed in a rectangular spiral shape, an IC chip performing wireless communication processing via the antenna coil, first plate electrodes connected to an inner end and an outer end of the antenna coil, and second plate electrodes disposed on a rear surface of the film base so as to be opposite to the first plate electrodes in the thickness direction of the film base. The first plate electrodes and the second plate electrodes have a first electrode portion and a second electrode portion respectively extending along a long side direction and a short side direction of the antenna coil so as to be adjacent to an inner periphery or an outer periphery of the antenna coil when viewed perpendicular to the film base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shin Kataoka
  • Patent number: 10211116
    Abstract: A semiconductor device according to the present invention includes a mounting section provided with a chip mounting region for mounting a semiconductor chip, a frame provided in the mounting section so as to surround the chip mounting region, a cap disposed in contact with the frame so as to cover a space surrounded by the chip mounting region and the frame and a joint that joins the frame and the cap outside a contact surface between the frame and the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Ichinohe, Tatsuto Nishihara, Yuji Iwai
  • Patent number: 10204874
    Abstract: An integrated circuit chip with reverse engineering prevention includes: a signal generator part configured to generate a first signal; a metal line part configured to receive the first signal generated at the signal generator part and generate a second signal; a comparison logic part configured to compare the first signal generated at the signal generator part and the second signal generated at the metal line part; and a signal routing part formed on both sides of the metal line part to connect the signal generator part with the metal line part at one side and connect the metal line part with the comparison logic part at the other side, where the signal routing part is a shift register.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Korea University Research and Business Foundation
    Inventors: Seung Joo Kim, Kyungsuk Yi
  • Patent number: 10198699
    Abstract: A method and system for reserving a time slot to gain access to a resource, such as an attraction, ride, show or event, as may be found in an amusement park. A portable module is used to determine a time when the user is able to access the resource based on reservation requests and throughput, without need for a docking station or continuous communication with a central database of all reservations and queue times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: LO-Q, PLC
    Inventors: Christopher Bayne, Christopher Butler, Leonard Sim
  • Patent number: 10198608
    Abstract: An information recording medium according to one embodiment includes a substrate, a first image, and a second image. The first image is provided on the substrate, emits light when irradiated with first excitation light having a first wavelength, and includes phase-modulated first information. The second image is provided on the substrate, emits light when irradiated with second excitation light having a second wavelength different from the first wavelength, and includes phase-modulated second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Shota Kure, Takahisa Nakano, Fumitoshi Morimoto, Nobuki Nemoto
  • Patent number: 10189292
    Abstract: A method for applying a security device (e.g., a micro-optic security thread) to a fibrous web during manufacture is provided. By way of the inventive method, the security device is preferably applied onto the fibrous web at or near a couch roll or similar tool of a paper machine when the fibrous web constitutes a sufficiently consolidated, fully formed wet web. Papers made in accordance with the inventive method, when subjected to the Circulation Simulation Test, showed minimal damage at the paper/security device interface. Moreover, the surface-applied security devices showed acceptable levels of intaglio ink adhesion, and the papers had higher cross-direction (CD) tensile strength and much less show-through on opposing sides thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Crane & Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Giles D. Prett, Manish Jain, Kraig M. Brigham
  • Patent number: 10181097
    Abstract: Advanced payment applications are provided to improve the functionality of cards and devices. For example, a user interface may be placed on a card (e.g., a physical button) or a telephonic device (e.g., a virtual button on a capacitive touch screen). Manual input provided to this user interface may, for example, cause an item purchased on credit to be paid via one or more user accounts (e.g., bank accounts) as soon as the next credit statement posts or becomes due. A user may decide to pay for an item when the next statement becomes due at a point-of-sale magnetic stripe reader by using an interface on a card to cause information to be communicated through the infrastructure indicative of a user's desire to pay the for an item when the next statement becomes due.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: DYNAMICS INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Mullen, Philip W. Yen
  • Patent number: 10181067
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for decoding matrixed bar codes, such as Quick Response (“QR”) codes. In one implementation, system for decoding an intrinsic matrixed bar code may include an image-receiving device; at least one processor configured to execute instructions; and at least one memory storing the instructions. The instructions may be to perform operations including receiving an image using the image-receiving device; determining a grid for the image, the grid having a plurality of cells; selecting at least one cell of the grid as a candidate cell for containing an intrinsic matrixed bar code; extracting at least one intrinsic matrixed bar code located within the candidate cell; determining that the at least one extracted matrixed bar code is degraded; and repairing the at least one extracted matrixed bar code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Eric Barnum
  • Patent number: 10176414
    Abstract: Examples described herein describe a battery charger for a transaction card. According to some implementations, a charging device may detect a transaction card is received within a charging slot when an integrated circuit (IC) chip of the transaction card is in contact with a charging terminal; request a user device to provide power to charge the transaction card via the charging terminal, wherein the user device is communicatively coupled to the charging terminal; receive the power from the user device; and provide the power to the transaction card to charge a battery of the transaction card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Adam R. Koeppel, Molly Johnson, Tyler Locke, James Zarakas
  • Patent number: 10176416
    Abstract: An energy harvesting RFID circuit is provided for taking measurements wirelessly. The RFID circuit receives an interrogation signal on an input lead from an antenna, and harvests energy which is stored in a charge storage unit that produces a harvested voltage. A boost converter then boosts the harvested voltage to a boosted voltage that is fed as an output voltage to a sensor output lead. A booster switching unit is also provided for activating the boost converter. The booster switching unit does not activate the boost converter until the voltage output by the charge storage unit reaches a first threshold value. Based on the output voltage, one or more sensor input leads receive a measurement input which reflects a sensed value of an object to be measured, such as the strain in a pipe fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: LENLOK HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Michael Lektomiller
  • Patent number: 10176479
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiment of the present invention would provide systems, including Internet-based systems, and computer-implemented methods, for providing online Buyers and Sellers who physically transact an exchange of an item at a local meeting place, indicia of confirmation of the exchange on which to base a background online payment. In particular, exemplary embodiments of the present invention would provide a way for Buyers and/or Sellers to input an identifier for online authentication to confirm that a physical exchange of an item sold had been transacted and that would accordingly provide an online system with a basis to charge the relevant Buyer's account for a sale amount and pay the Seller for the item sold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Boom! Payments, Inc.
    Inventor: Erik T. Bogaard
  • Patent number: 10150324
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a security and/or valuable document containing a polymer layer composite or consisting thereof, said polymer layer composite being formed from a polymer layer partial composite and a polymer cover layer and the polymer layer partial composite and/or the polymer cover layer containing a laser sensitive component, consisting of the followings steps: A) first personalized information is applied to the polymer layer partial composite by means of an inkjet printing method as a colored inkjet printed layer, B) the polymer cover layer is applied to the inkjet printed layer and is joined to the polymer layer partial composite by thermal lamination, and C) second personalized information is inscribed into the polymer layer composite of the security and/or valuable document, obtained in step B), by means of laser engraving. The invention also relates to a security and/or valuable document that can be produced according to said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignees: Bundesdruckerei GmbH, Bayer Material Science AG
    Inventors: Michael Hagemann, Arthur Mathea, Oliver Muth, Malte Pflughoefft, Jorg Fischer, Heinz Pudleiner
  • Patent number: 10140570
    Abstract: A microprocessor-controlled tamper evident wrapping system detects tampering and records data related to a tampering event. Upon sealing an object or material within a layered composite material comprising alternating nonconducting and conducting layers, one or more microprocessors electrically coupled to conducting layers of the composite material arm the system and initiates a clock function. If the package is punctured, cut, or otherwise damaged, that event is detected and recorded by the microprocessor(s) and a reset function is activated for the next potential event. The system may be interrogated by a user to view and download a tampering event log, which may provide time, date, location, and/or other parameters associated with tampering events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: William P Gulas
  • Patent number: 10133882
    Abstract: Disclosed is an implementation method for driving of software and hardware supporting OpenSC. The method is implemented by middleware invoking an interface function, and comprises invocation of a function for initializing an interface, invocation of functions for establishing an encrypted communications environment, selecting a file interface, and selecting a file to operate, invocation of a function for setting a safe environment interface, and invocation of functions for building an APDU for setting a safe environment and setting a safe environment and a signature interface by sending the APDU, and building of a signed APDU and execution, by sending the APDU, of a signature operation on an original text to be signed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: FEITIAN TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhou Lu, Huazhang Yu
  • Patent number: 10122417
    Abstract: Communicating via near field communication (NFC) between a reader and an application on an NFC-enabled device. The device receives, from a reader, a selection of an application identifier (AID) proxy of the device. The proxy receives, from the reader, a query (including domain name) directed to the availability of an application on the device. The proxy determines whether the domain name corresponds to an AID of an application on the device by reference to a data store relating each domain name of each application to a corresponding AID. When the domain determined to correspond to an AID of an application on the device, the device transmits a response to the reader indicating the AID corresponding to the domain name. The device receives, from the reader, selection of the transmitted AID. The application corresponding to selected AID communicates with the reader in an NFC application protocol data unit communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Tommy Poon, Mun-Wei Low
  • Patent number: 10115265
    Abstract: A device, system, and method are provided for inspecting, activating or voiding scratch-off instant lottery tickets. A remote point-of-sale device has a detector system that detects tampering with the coating placed over concealed game play information on the tickets, and reads coded identification and authentication information on the tickets. The device automatically communicates the coded identification and tampering data to a central computer system of a lottery. The central computer system provides activation signals back to the point of sale on a ticket-by-ticket basis. The device, method and system provide automated generation and communication of ticket-by-ticket tampering, activation, and voiding data between the remote device and a central computer system of a lottery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: The Froelich Group LLC
    Inventors: Christian Michael Froelich, Troy William Livingston, Daniel William Livingston
  • Patent number: 10115045
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention include an area position code pattern, comprising an arrangement of code marks in a basic grid. At least one portion of said position code pattern is readable by a matrix sensor for determining positions. According to some embodiments of the invention, the position code pattern is embodied with a first absolute code sequence in a stringing-together of the code marks in a first line direction of the basic grid as first line on the area to be encoded and the code marks are encoded with a second absolute code sequence in the line direction along a second line which follows the first line. The first line and the second line form a line pair and the two absolute code sequences are each arranged offset in the first direction in the basic grid in a subsequent line pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH
    Inventors: Pascal Jordil, Robert Fritsch
  • Patent number: 10112433
    Abstract: A security document and method of manufacturing the security document are disclosed. The security document includes a substrate including a laser reactive material and data. The security document also includes an optically variable tactile security feature formed in the laser reactive material, the optically variable tactile security feature including a non-tactile portion and a tactile portion. When viewed at a first viewing angle, the optically variable tactile security feature appears to be a first color, and at a second viewing angle different from the first viewing angle, the optically variable tactile security feature appears to be a second color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: ENTRUST DATACARD CORPORATION
    Inventor: Dennis J. Warwick
  • Patent number: 10114992
    Abstract: An electronic identification document is provided. The electronic identification document may include a carrier, an identification element, a microwave interaction structure configured to interact with microwave radiation, and an alteration element, wherein the alteration element may be part of or in contact with the microwave interaction structure and may be configured to alter, upon interaction of the interaction structure with microwaves, its state from an initial state to a permanent altered state, wherein the permanent altered state may differ from the initial state by a change of the alteration element in color, brightness, saturation, and/or transparency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Frank Pueschner, Jens Pohl, Thomas Spoettl, Peter Stampka
  • Patent number: 10108891
    Abstract: Dynamic magnetic stripe communications devices may include a coil. An exchange coupled amorphous material may be inside the coil, for example, in the form of a ribbon. The exchange coupled amorphous material may include magnetically hard crystallites embedded in a soft magnetic amorphous matrix and/or at least one crystalline surface layer. A device may include a dynamic magnetic stripe communications device including one or more exchange coupled amorphous ribbons. The device may include more than one exchange coupled amorphous ribbon. Amorphous ribbons and/or layers of amorphous ribbons may be stacked (e.g., in alignment to one another) and/or offset at different heights. The ribbons may be in a single domain state without an external magnetic field, for example, an external magnetic field from a permanent magnet. The device may not include a permanent magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: DYNAMICS INC.
    Inventors: Jun Yu, James H. Workley
  • Patent number: 10111034
    Abstract: Mobile data processing Systems (MSs) interact with systems in their vicinity, and with each other, in communications and interoperability. Data is communicated using sound waves to carry out novel Location Based eXchanges (LBX) of data for new mobile applications. Information which is transmitted inbound to, transmitted outbound from, or is in process at, a mobile data processing system, is used to trigger processing of actions in accordance with configurations, for example to present content to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: BILLJCO LLC
    Inventor: William J. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10093123
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus (10) for generating a three-dimensional work piece containing an information code are provided. The method comprises the steps of applying a raw material powder (18) onto a carrier (14) by means of a powder application device (16), irradiating electromagnetic or particle radiation (22) onto the raw material powder (18) applied onto the carrier (14) by means of an irradiation device (20), and controlling the operation of the powder application device (16) and the irradiation device (20) so as to generate an information code pattern (36) on or in the work piece (12), wherein the information code pattern (36) is defined by the microstructure (34) of the work piece (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SLM Solutions Group AG
    Inventors: Dieter Schwarze, Thomas Niendorf, Mirko Schaper, Florian Brenne, Wadim Reschetnik, Stefan Leuders, Andre Riemer
  • Patent number: 10095964
    Abstract: A transaction card includes a card body, where the card body includes a surface with a first surface area. The surface of the card body includes private information that encompasses a second surface area of the surface, and the second surface area is less than the first surface area. The transaction card includes a reflective element that is applied to the surface of the card body, and includes a third surface area. The third surface area is based on the first surface area or the second surface area, and the third surface area enables the reflective element to reflect light away from the private information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Edwards, Abdelkadar M'Hamed Benkreira, Michael Mossoba
  • Patent number: 10097997
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and programs for generating an authorized profile for a text communication device or account, may sample a text communication generated by the text communication device or account during communication and may store the text sample. The systems, methods, and programs may extract a language pattern from the stored text sample and may create an authorized profile based on the language pattern. Systems, methods, and programs for detecting unauthorized use of a text communication device or account may sample a text communication generated by the device or account during communication, may extract a language pattern from the audio sample, and may compare extracted language pattern of the sample with an authorized user profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Lee Begeja, Benjamin J. Stern
  • Patent number: 10088801
    Abstract: A freeform holographic imaging apparatus includes an imaging table for supporting a substrate, an imaging beam positioned adjacent to the imaging table; and a controller operatively connected to the imaging beam and configured to control a position of the imaging beam with respect to the imaging table. The controller is configured to control the imaging beam to image first and second holographic optical elements on the substrate, wherein each of the first and second holographic optical elements are a single pixel. The first holographic optical element is imaged according to a first parameter set and the second holographic optical element is imaged according to a second parameter set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: HAZEN PAPER COMPANY
    Inventors: John Hazen, Larry Hoague
  • Patent number: 10080290
    Abstract: An embedded electronic package includes a stretchable body that includes at least one electronic component, wherein each electronic component includes a back side that is exposed from the stretchable body; and a plurality of meandering conductors that are electrically connected to one or more of the electronic components. In some forms, the embedded electronic package includes a stretchable body that includes an upper surface and a lower surface, wherein the stretchable body includes at least one electronic component, wherein each electronic component is fully embedded in the stretchable body and the same distance from the upper surface of the stretchable body; and a plurality of meandering conductors that are electrically connected to one or more of the electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Aleksandar Aleksov, Srinivas Pietambaram, Rahul N. Manepalli
  • Patent number: 10064290
    Abstract: The invention relates to an external connector for the production of an electronic card comprising an insulating support that defines an outside face and an inside face opposite one another and a plurality of external metal contact pads. This external connector additionally comprises a plurality of metal projections located on the side of the inside face of the insulating support and respectively connected electrically to at least one subassembly of the plurality of external metal contact pads and/or to contact pads linked to an electronic unit, which is arranged on the inside face of the insulating support, wherein these metal projections are intended to be inserted into individual cavities of the body of the electronic card, and metal contact pads linked to an electronic unit inside the card body and/or an antenna incorporated in this card body are located at the base of these cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Nagravision S.A.
    Inventor: Francois Droz
  • Patent number: 10049250
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention comprise an indicia reading terminal including operatively configured to interact with a storage module to store data, including location data, of a decodable indicia found in a captured document image. In one embodiment, the indicia reading terminal can be provided with one or more pre-stored information about the decodable indicia and/or the document. In another embodiment the indicia reading terminal can be provided with instructions and similarly operatively configured components that can identify information about the decodable indicia, store such information in a table, and utilize the tabulated data to process captured image data of subsequent documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc
    Inventors: Jingquan Li, Timothy P. Meier, Robert M. Hussey
  • Patent number: 10032101
    Abstract: A smart multi-card may include: a frame; a wireless communication unit configured to transmit or receive data to or from a card terminal or a communication device through wireless communication; an information storage unit configured to store card information relating to a plurality of cards; a user input unit configured to receive a user input from a user to select card information corresponding to one of the plurality of cards; a display unit configured to visually display the selected card information; and a processor configured to extract the card information selected by the user from the information storage unit, process the card information, deliver the processed card information to the display unit, and process the data transmitted or received through the wireless communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Brilliantts Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Hun Bae, Jae Ho Bae
  • Patent number: 10026077
    Abstract: Provided is a payment card for multiple accounts. The card comprises a card member; a plurality of programmable chips, at least one of which is releasably attached to the card member; each programmable chip has an associated personal identification number (PIN); and a control chip operable for selecting one of the programmable chips to be active during a transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ahmed Hosny, John Long
  • Patent number: 10027376
    Abstract: A system is provided in which a set of modules each have a substrate on which is mounted a radio frequency (RF) transmitter and/or an RF receiver coupled to a near field communication (NFC) coupler located on the substrate. Each module has a housing that surrounds and encloses the substrate. The housing has a port region on a surface of the housing. Each module has a field confiner located between the NFC coupler and the port region on the housing configured to guide electromagnetic energy emanated from the NFC coupler through the port region to a port region of an adjacent module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Swaminathan Sankaran, Bradley Allen Kramer, Benjamin Stassen Cook, Juan Alejandro Herbsommer, Lutz Naumann, Mark W. Morgan, Baher Haroun
  • Patent number: 10019842
    Abstract: An augmented reality system for a food product includes an edible media or a food product decoration with an embedded augmented reality marker and a related application for a mobile device. The application presents augmented reality content associated with the augmented reality marker. The application permits access to the augmented reality content in response to detection of the application recognizing the embedded augmented reality marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Decopac, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas A. Boysen, Elizabeth K. Glover, Carlos A. Davila
  • Patent number: 10013649
    Abstract: A card body for a data carrier comprises at least a first and a second foil. The first foil comprises a first light-conducting areal region of a light-conducting material and a first opaque areal region of an opaque material adjoining the first light-conducting areal region. The second foil comprises a second light-conducting areal region of a light-conducting material adjacent to a second opaque areal region. The first and second foils are arranged lying one above the other areally. The first and second foils are aligned such that the first and second light-conducting areal regions form an overlap region. The card body comprises a first cover foil configured to be opaque and arranged above the first foil. The transition from the first and second light-conducting areal regions to the first and second opaque areal regions has light-scattering particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT MOBILE SECURITY GMBH
    Inventor: Stefan Kluge
  • Patent number: 10014641
    Abstract: A crimping apparatus comprising a press module connected with a pressing mold, a translation module, and a pressure control module is disclosed. The press module generates an action force on the pressing mold through a fluid. The translation module is coupled to the press module for driving the press module to move toward a flexible printed circuit having two isolated circuit layers such that one circuit layer is pressed to crimp to the other circuit layer, wherein the pressure control module adjusts the pressure within the press module to maintain a constant force on the pressing mold whereby the pressing mold can generate a constant stress acting on the flexible printed circuit during the crimping process. In addition, the crimping apparatus can be adapted in a roll-to-roll process for crimping two isolated circuit layers of each flexible printed circuit unit arranged on the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: SECURITAG ASSEMBLY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tung-Sheng Chen, Shih-Ching Chen, Chih-Cheng Chuang
  • Patent number: 10004913
    Abstract: Implantable devices and/or sensors can be wirelessly powered by controlling and propagating electromagnetic waves in a patient's tissue. Such implantable devices/sensors can be implanted at target locations in a patient, to stimulate areas such as the heart, brain, spinal cord, or muscle tissue, and/or to sense biological, physiological, chemical attributes of the blood, tissue, and other patient parameters. In some embodiments, the implantable devices can include power management schemes that have one or more AC-DC conversion chains arranged and configured to rectify the induced alternating current or voltage into one or more energy domains. Methods of use are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ada Shuk Yan Poon, Alexander J. Yeh
  • Patent number: 10001936
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a connector connectable to a host, a power supply circuit which includes an input portion that receives first power from the host via the connector, an output portion, and a switch that is connected to the input portion and the output portion and controls whether to supply the first power to the output portion, the power supply circuit generating second power and third power from the first power, a semiconductor memory which receives the second power from the output portion, and a controller which receives the third power from the output portion and controls the semiconductor memory. The power supply circuit turns off the switch and stops supply of power to the semiconductor memory and the controller when the second power exceeds a first value or when the third power exceeds a second value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Hajime Matsumoto, Toyokazu Eguchi, Hitoshi Yagisawa
  • Patent number: 9996788
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing an electronic device are disclosed. An adhesive material is jetted in a first pattern on a surface of a receiver substrate. A carrier having a metal foil disposed thereon is brought into contact with the first substrate such that a portion of the metal foil contacts the adhesive material. The adhesive material is activated using at least one of mechanical pressure and heat while the portion of the metal foil is in contact with the adhesive material. The first substrate and the second substrate are separated, whereby the portion of the metal foil is transferred to the first substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
    Inventors: Theodore F. Cyman, Jr., Alan R. Murzynowski, Daniel E. Kanfoush
  • Patent number: 9990645
    Abstract: Techniques for providing a digital frequency card are disclosed. A digital frequency card provides an offer or reward upon completion of a prescribed set of one or more actions. In some embodiments, in response to receiving an indication of an occurrence of an action from a set of one or more prescribed actions associated with a digital frequency card of a user, information associated with the digital frequency card stored with respect to a user account of the user is automatically updated to reflect the occurrence of the action, and the user is automatically provided a current status of the digital frequency card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: shopkick, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron T. Emigh, Cyriac Roeding, Jeffrey Todd Sellinger, Evan Tana, Moritz Winter
  • Patent number: 9987866
    Abstract: Described is a marking for a substrate. The marking comprises at least one luminescent substance (a) and at least one chiral liquid crystal polymer (CLCP) material (b) having a reflection wavelength range that overlaps at least a part of the luminescence wavelength range of (a), provided that at least a part of (b) is not located underneath (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: SICPA HOLDING SA
    Inventors: Eric Decoux, Tristan Jauzein
  • Patent number: 9965757
    Abstract: A computer implemented system and method for controlling access to a financial account, the system comprising: one or more memories for storing information and at least one set of instructions, and one or more processors for receiving the financial account information at an access terminal, wherein the access terminal collects access data; identifying a destination account from the financial account information; sending an authorization request to a mobile device linked to the destination account, wherein the authorization request comprises a variable amount of the access data; receiving a response to the authorization request from the mobile device; and controlling access to the financial account at the access terminal based on the response. In some embodiments, the system and method may be further configured to store the response in the destination account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: |Am| Authentications Inc.
    Inventor: Mick M. Bhinder
  • Patent number: 9959496
    Abstract: A microprocessor-controlled system for monitoring a package or container to detect unwanted tampering, recording parameters related to the tampering, and optionally for initiating countermeasures in response to the tampering, is provided. Upon sealing the material within the container, a microprocessor arms the system and a clock function begins. An external contact point provides capability for the package sender to record the microprocessor serial number and sealing time. If the package is punctured, cut, or otherwise damaged in route, that event is recorded by the microprocessor, a reset function is activated for the next potential event. Upon receipt of the package, the receiver may interrogate the package and download the available event log. Knowledge of the package transit route provides for comparison with elapsed time and calculation of the location of any tampering or damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventors: Franklin J. Camper, Scott Nordness, William P. Gulas
  • Patent number: 9953257
    Abstract: An integrated circuit card (200) is described. The integrated circuit card comprises a card body (204, 306) and two components located in the card body (204), wherein a first component (214) of the two components includes an integrated circuit, and wherein the two components are in communication with a common electrical contact (208).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Simon Blythe