Records Patents (Class 235/487)
  • Patent number: 10783418
    Abstract: A tag is provided that includes a battery having a printed anode and cathode. A printed circuit connection layer is formed in one of the anode or the cathode. A printed antenna is formed in one of the anode or the cathode. A low-power transmitter coupled to the circuit connection layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SEMTECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ross Eliot Teggatz, Paul James Garrity, Marc Philippe Daniel Pegulu
  • Patent number: 10783425
    Abstract: A semiconductor storage device includes a substrate having a first surface, a loop antenna, and a magnetic substance. The loop antenna includes first, second, third, and fourth electrodes, first and second inner wirings, and first and second outer wirings, the first outer wiring having a first end connected to the first electrode and a second end connected to the second electrode, the first inner wiring having a first end connected to the second electrode and a second end connected to the third electrode, the second outer wiring having a first end connected to the third electrode and a second end connected to the fourth electrode, and the second inner wiring having a first end connected to the fourth electrode and a second end connected to another electrode. The magnetic substance is on the first surface and surrounded by the first and second inner and outer wirings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeto Endo, Keisuke Sato
  • Patent number: 10752040
    Abstract: A method of forming a security device includes a colour shifting element, wherein the colour shifting element provides a first optical effect, the method includes; providing a light control layer over at least a part of the colour shifting element, the light control layer including a functional region and at least one non-functional region, wherein the functional region includes a surface relief adapted to modify the angle of light from the colour shifting element so as to generate a second optical effect different from the first optical effect, and wherein the non-functional region does not substantially modify the angle of light from the colour shifting element, and; wherein the at least one non-functional region is not discernible to the naked eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: DE LA RUE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Rebecca Locke, John Godfrey
  • Patent number: 10752035
    Abstract: A redundantly printed security-enhanced document, printing method and system ensure the meaning of the information imparted by variable indicia printed by redundant printing on the document with removable scratch-off coatings. By printing the variable indicia with multiple colors, redundancy and integrity of the intended indicia is achieved. Additionally, inverted color indicia countermeasures to pinprick attacks are also disclosed. The redundantly printed document, methods and systems enhance the overall appearance of the redundantly printed document, and reduce possible consequences resulting from misprinted variable indicia. The resultant printed process color indicia maintains a grayscale equivalent level of a process color greater than or equal to the measured grayscale equivalent level of the substrate surface plus an additional contrast delta of 15%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Hydragraphix LLC
    Inventors: Fred W. Finnerty, Kenneth E. Irwin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10737525
    Abstract: A watermarked paper which allows for arbitrary changing of a watermark pattern or displaying of recorded optical image information even during observation from the same field of view. The watermarked paper is obtained by mixing into a paper layer an intermediate layer with a thickness of 6-300 ?m that has a dimmer of which a light transmission amount changes according to a voltage state, characterized in that the watermarked paper includes a power supply for supplying power to the dimmer in the intermediate layer or on a paper surface, and a watermark image is changed by switching the dimmer between a transparent state and a mirror state by controlling a voltage by power supplied from the power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hidetaka Ide
  • Patent number: 10737351
    Abstract: An additively manufactured three-dimensional article includes layers successively built up from a metal powder by an additive manufacturing process by scanning a selected portion of the metal powder with electromagnetic radiation, and an anti-counterfeiting mark formed in at least one layer of the layers during the additive manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: David M. Dietrich
  • Patent number: 10726227
    Abstract: Techniques to improve detection and security of images, including formation and detection of matrix-based images. Some techniques include logic to process image data, generate one or more colorspaces associated with that data, and perform colorspace conversions based on the generated colorspace. The logic may be further configured to generate an image based on the colorspace conversions, including but not limited to a matrix bar code. The logic may be further configured to apply one or both of an ultraviolet layer and an infrared layer to the image, e.g. matrix barcode, generated from the colorspace conversion(s). Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Austin Grant Walters, Jeremy Edward Goodsitt, Fardin Abdi Taghi Abad
  • Patent number: 10726319
    Abstract: Techniques to improve detection and security of images, including formation and detection of matrix-based images. Some techniques include logic to process image data, generate one or more colorspaces associated with that data, and perform colorspace conversions based on the generated colorspace. The logic may be further configured to generate an image based on the colorspace conversions, including but not limited to a matrix bar code. The logic may be further configured to apply one or both of an ultraviolet layer and an infrared layer to the image, e.g. matrix barcode, generated from the colorspace conversion(s). Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Austin Grant Walters, Jeremy Edward Goodsitt, Fardin Abdi Taghi Abad
  • Patent number: 10726322
    Abstract: A wireless communication device is provided that has an RFIC element including first and second terminal electrodes, a first radiation electrode connected to the first terminal electrode of the RFIC element, a second radiation electrode disposed in the same layer as the first radiation electrode independently of the first radiation electrode and connected to the second terminal electrode of the RFIC element, and a back surface electrode disposed oppositely to the second radiation electrode at a distant and connected to the second radiation electrode. Moreover, an area of a portion of the back surface electrode opposite to the first radiation electrode is smaller than an area of a portion of the back surface electrode opposite to the second radiation electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Noboru Kato
  • Patent number: 10726323
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor storage device includes a first loop antenna, a second loop antenna, and a controller. The first loop antenna generates a second magnetic field on the basis of electromagnetic induction according to a first magnetic field. The second loop antenna generates an induced electromotive force on the basis of electromagnetic induction according to the second magnetic field. The controller is operable on the basis of the induced electromotive force generated in the second loop antenna, and performs communication with respect to a first external device generating the first magnetic field, through the second loop antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Sato, Shigeto Endo, Michio Ido, Masaomi Teranishi
  • Patent number: 10713631
    Abstract: A device having a transceiver, at least one of a plurality of pixel elements and a radio frequency identification (RFID) transceiver, and a processor. The transceiver is configured to communicate with a wireless protocol network. The at least one of the plurality of pixel elements and the RFID transceiver is configured to receive an input. The processor is configured to: receive the input and identify a product from the input; communicate via the transceiver to associate a price with the product and to identify the availability of discounts; determine which discounts provide a best value; identify at least one payment method; and automatically pay for the product via the transceiver with the at least one payment method in combination with the discounts that provide the best value. The processor can also identify a gesture and control at least one of a plurality of controllable elements from the gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Lawrence F. Glaser
  • Patent number: 10700792
    Abstract: An ultrasonic transceiver system includes a transmitter block, a receiver block, a state machine, a computer unit. The transmitter block contains circuitry configured to drive an ultrasound transducer. The receiver block contains circuitry configured to receive signals from the ultrasound transducer and convert the signals into digital data. The state machine is coupled to the transmitter and receiver blocks and contains circuitry configured to act as a controller for those blocks. The computing unit is coupled to the transmitter block, the receiver block, and the state machine and is configured to drive the transmitter block and process data received from the receiver block by executing instructions of a program. The program memory is coupled to the computing unit and is configured to store the program. The computing unit is configured to be reprogrammed with one or more additional programs stored in the program memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CHIRP MICROSYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Przybyla, Mitchell Kline, David Horsley
  • Patent number: 10691078
    Abstract: An electronic device and time piece are shown. The electronic device includes: a plurality of antenna devices; a plurality of motors; and antimagnetic plates, each fully or partially covering the motors and having cutouts at positions overlapping with the antenna devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazumasa Yokoo, Makoto Sawada, Yuta Saito
  • Patent number: 10659464
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that securely authenticate a user of a web application. For example, the user may utilize a bot from within a first application, such as a chat application. The user may request the bot to access a second application (e.g., a social-networking application) that is remote from the first application. If the bot does not have authorization, the bot may redirect the user to a webpage for the second application, where the user may enter login credentials. Upon verification, the second application may provide an access token to a webpage associated with the bot. To authenticate the bot user, the bot webpage may generate and cache a nonce that is transmitted back to the first application, which then transmits it to the bot. The bot may then compare the received nonce with the cached nonce. If the nonces match, the user may be securely authenticated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mao Yu, Siddharth Uppal, Yuri Georgiev Dogandjiev, Adrian Orbita Solis, Larry Jin
  • Patent number: 10657516
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for providing secure transactions for a device with limited functionality are disclosed. For example, a computer-implemented method may include presenting an encoded image identifying a form of payment on a display of a computing device in response to detecting a condition limiting a functionality of the device, maintaining the presentation of the encoded image on the display in response to the detected condition, and removing the presentation of the encoded image from the display in response to determining that the detected condition is no longer detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Venkata Kalyan Sanaboyina, Yifan Li, Aalok Johar
  • Patent number: 10643241
    Abstract: A method and system for generating customized incentives involving electronic distribution of coupons to remote personal computers based on proximity of the computer to a retail center are disclosed. A repository, such as an online service provider or a web site on the Internet, stores packages of incentive data for downloading automatically or on demand to a user's computer. A plurality of data fields is used to associate a user's location with a specific incentive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CATALINA MARKETING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gregory B. Roberts, Scott Wills
  • Patent number: 10635783
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for determining patient adherence to a medication protocol by evaluating healthcare transactions. An e-prescription transaction can be received from a prescriber and evaluated to determine if the patient is to receive adherence analysis. If so, the e-prescription data can be stored and the e-prescription can be forwarded to a pharmacy. A healthcare claim transaction for a medication can be received from the pharmacy and forwarded on for adjudication. If approved, the claim transaction data can be evaluated to determine if it matches any stored e-prescription data records. Upon identifying a match, a prescription fill status notification can be generated and transmitted to the prescriber computer associated with the prescriber of the medication in the e-prescription. If the healthcare claim transaction is for a refill or a maintenance medication, a patient adherence level can be calculated and included in the prescription fill status notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: MCKESSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Roger G. Pinsonneault
  • Patent number: 10621688
    Abstract: An example method is described in which a processor receives a first plurality of symbols selected from a first set of symbols, translates the first plurality of symbols into a second plurality of symbols selected from an M-ary cyclic symbol set, and writes the second plurality of symbols to a surface. An additional example method is described in which a processor captures an image of at least a portion of a surface, detects a first plurality of symbols from the image, where the first plurality of symbols comprises symbols selected from an M-ary cyclic symbol set, translates the first plurality of symbols into a second plurality of symbols selected from a second set of symbols, and performs at least one task responsive to the second plurality of symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven J Simske, Robert Ulichney, Matthew D Gaubatz
  • Patent number: 10598507
    Abstract: A system is provided which utilizes multiple combinations of object location technology to locate objects and direct users to them, and which provides reliable owner recognition and ownership verification with the use of displayed augmented reality with a predefined image of the object and/or the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Carl Lamont
  • Patent number: 10599972
    Abstract: Smartcards having (i) a metal card body (MCB) with a slit (S) overlapping a module antenna (MA) of a chip module (TCM) or (ii) multiple metal layers (M1, M2, M3) each having a slit (S1, S2, S3) offset from or oriented differently than each other. A front metal layer may be continuous (no slit), and may be shielded from underlying metal layers by a shielding layer (SL). Metal backing inserts (MBI) reinforcing the slit(s) may also have a slit (S2) overlapping the module antenna. Diamond like carbon coating filling the slit. Key fobs similarly fabricated. Smart cards with metal card bodies (MCB). Plastic-Metal-Plastic smartcards and methods of manufacture are disclosed. Such cards may be contactless only, contact only, or may be dual-interface (contact and contactless) cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: FĂ©inics AmaTech Teoranta
    Inventors: David Finn, Mustafa Lotya, Darren Molloy
  • Patent number: 10600725
    Abstract: A semiconductor module includes a die pad frame; a semiconductor chip disposed in a chip region on an upper surface of the die pad frame, a conductive connection member for die pad disposed between the second electrode of the semiconductor chip and the upper surface of the die pad frame, the conductive connection member for die pad electrically connecting the second electrode of the semiconductor chip and the upper surface of the die pad frame; a first clip frame disposed on the upper surface of the semiconductor chip; a first clip conductive connection member disposed between the first electrode on the semiconductor chip and a lower surface of the first clip frame, the first clip conductive connection member electrically connecting the first electrode of the semiconductor chip and the lower surface of the first clip frame; and a sealing resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignees: SHINDENGEN ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., KATOH ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Urushihata, Takashi Shigeno, Eiki Ito, Wataru Kimura, Hirotaka Endo, Toshio Koike, Toshiki Kouno
  • Patent number: 10592797
    Abstract: A transaction card for communicating data relating to a transaction may include a metal layer; a backing layer; and/or a radio frequency (RF) antenna layer positioned between the metal layer and the backing layer, where the RF antenna layer includes an RF antenna that may facilitate communicating the data relating to the transaction wirelessly via an RF signal, and the metal layer includes a plurality of holes to limit eddy currents in the metal layer to a threshold density, where the plurality of holes may extend from a top surface of the metal layer to a bottom surface of the metal layer, and the eddy currents may be caused by the RF signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Herrington
  • Patent number: 10586136
    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: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Edwards, Abdelkadar M'Hamed Benkreira, Michael Mossoba
  • Patent number: 10565487
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide an integrated chip (IC) module having contact pads which are accessible by single-bond holes and module-side antenna contact pads which are accessible by multi-bond holes. Each multi-bond hole is apportioned by an encapsulation into adjoining bonding channels for separately receiving wire bond(s) and antenna-connecting element. Each module-side antenna contact pad is apportioned by the encapsulation into adjoining but electrically connected bonding areas to allow establishment of electrical connection of both wire bond(s) and antenna-connecting element to an IC chip. The first and the second bonding area are partitioned from each other, by the encapsulant, without requiring a presence of substrate therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SMARTFLEX TECHNOLOGY PTE LTD
    Inventors: Eng Seng Ng, Sze Yong Pang, Cheng Kim Heng
  • Patent number: 10535211
    Abstract: A method of illuminating an item is disclosed. The method includes applying adhesive to the item, interspersing a taggant in the adhesive, illuminating the item with an excitation signal, sensing luminescence emitted by the taggant in response to illumination by the excitation signal, and determining the authenticity of the item based on the sensed emitted luminescence. The item can include any item benefited by authentication, and can include a postage stamp. A method of customizing an item is disclosed. This can include the steps of preparing a substrate, applying a security feature to the substrate, printing non-customized information on the substrate, receiving image information, and printing the image information on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventors: Khalid Hussain, Marie Therese Dominguez, David E. Failor, William G. Ackerman
  • Patent number: 10531261
    Abstract: An airtime card and associated methods of using the airtime card for the sale and/or authorization of wireless services is disclosed. The methods and airtime card include the use of an airtime card with a near field communication tag with a unique identifier code used to improve a user's experience and ease of authorization/provisioning of services for the wireless device. In some aspects, the unique identifier may be protected by a security code programmed at the point-of-sale of the airtime card. The services to be purchased and authorized may include at least one of the following: out of the box activation, device upgrades, device reactivations, wireless number changes, wireless number porting, and the addition or purchasing of services including airtime, data, and/or SMS enrollments or data content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TracFone Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Dana Salihi
  • Patent number: 10498036
    Abstract: A magnetic field focusing assembly includes a magnetic field generating device configured to generate a magnetic field, and a split ring resonator assembly configured to be magnetically coupled to the magnetic field generating device and configured to focus the magnetic field produced by the magnetic field generating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventor: David Blumberg, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10496862
    Abstract: Techniques to improve detection and security of images, including formation and detection of matrix-based images. Some techniques include logic to process image data, generate one or more colorspaces associated with that data, and perform colorspace conversions based on the generated colorspace. The logic may be further configured to generate an image based on the colorspace conversions, including but not limited to a matrix bar code. The logic may be further configured to apply one or both of an ultraviolet layer and an infrared layer to the image, e.g. matrix barcode, generated from the colorspace conversion(s). Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Austin Grant Walters, Jeremy Edward Goodsitt, Fardin Abdi Taghi Abad
  • Patent number: 10496911
    Abstract: Techniques to improve detection and security of images, including formation and detection of matrix-based images. Some techniques include logic to process image data, generate one or more colorspaces associated with that data, and perform colorspace conversions based on the generated colorspace. The logic may be further configured to generate an image based on the colorspace conversions, including but not limited to a matrix bar code. The logic may be further configured to apply one or both of an ultraviolet layer and an infrared layer to the image, e.g. matrix barcode, generated from the colorspace conversion(s). Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Austin Grant Walters, Jeremy Edward Goodsitt, Fardin Abdi Taghi Abad
  • Patent number: 10482014
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, methods, and/or processes may determine that an information handling system is to be powered down and provide, to a non-volatile memory medium via a power coupling of the non-volatile memory medium, information indicating that the non-volatile memory medium is to be powered down. For example, the power coupling of the non-volatile storage medium may include one or more conductors, and the information indicating that the non-volatile memory medium is to be powered down may be provided via at least one of the one or more conductors. In one or more embodiments, the non-volatile memory medium may include volatile storage and non-volatile storage. For example, based at least on the information indicating that the non-volatile memory medium is to be powered down, the non-volatile memory medium may store information, that is stored by the volatile storage, via the non-volatile storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kan Lip Vui, Shun-tang Hsu
  • Patent number: 10482452
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed herein. The apparatus includes a first liner, a second liner, one or more fastening components, and one or more prongs. The one or more fastening components couples the first liner to the second liner, defining an opening between. The one or more prongs are positionable between a closed position within the opening and an open position exterior to the opening. The one or more prongs include a payment prong. The payment prong includes a body free, a payment chip receptacle, and a payment chip. The body is free from any personal identification information. The payment chip receptacle is attached to the body. The payment chip is positioned in the payment chip receptacle. The payment chip is removable therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Abdelkader M'Hamed Benkreira, Joshua Edwards, Michael Mossoba
  • Patent number: 10482361
    Abstract: A system is disclosed capable of automatic and remote identification, tracking, sensing, and characterization of physical entities (objects and subjects) using structural-color tags. Optical encoding is performed in the spectral domain using photonic engineering. Several embodiments are provided for the imaging, tagging and processing aspects of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: THEWHOLLYSEE LTD.
    Inventors: Dan Yanson, Avraham Yoffe
  • Patent number: 10460557
    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 check, 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: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Dean P. Alderucci, Kevin Burman, Joseph M. Asher, James J. Coffey, Ronald Rushin
  • Patent number: 10451432
    Abstract: A method and system for generating customized incentives involving electronic distribution of coupons to remote personal computers based on proximity of the computer to a retail center are disclosed. A repository, such as an online service provider or a web site on the Internet, stores packages of incentive data for downloading automatically or on demand to a user's computer. A plurality of data fields is used to associate a user's location with a specific incentive. The incentive data corresponds to remote user computers in a predetermined geographic area. Means for identifying remote user computers in a predetermined geographic area and means for providing direction data, such as maps, etc. to the remote user computer are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Catalina Marketing Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory B. Roberts, Scott Wills
  • Patent number: 10445678
    Abstract: A quality management system for products including a multiplicity of product unit specific indicators, each operative to provide a machine-readable indication of exceedence of at least one threshold by at least one product quality determining parameter, an indicator reader operative to read the product unit specific indicators and to provide output indications and a product type specific indication interpreter operative to receive the output indications and to provide human sensible, product unit specific, product quality status outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Varcode Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaron Nemet, Ephraim Brand
  • Patent number: 10445999
    Abstract: A security system is coupled to a door lock system at a dwelling. A lock device is provided with a lock and a drive shaft. An intelligent door lock system includes: a door status device configured to couple to the drive shaft of the lock device, the door status device determining lock or unlock status of a the lock device, an engine that provides power to lock and unlock the lock and coupled to the door status device, the engine coupled to at least one wireless communication device at the dwelling configured to with a mobile device of a dwelling occupant for communication with the intelligent door lock system to lock or unlock the door, a circuit coupled to the engine, and an energy source coupled to the circuit and providing power to lock or unlock the door, wherein an occupant/owner, or end-user of the dwelling communicates with a server to grant third party access to the dwelling. A security system is configured to be coupled to the intelligent door lock system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: August Home, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Johnson, Herve Jacques Clement Letourneur, Luca Baradel, Christopher Dow
  • Patent number: 10438895
    Abstract: The described Flexible Micro-Module (FMM) is a device that is made possible by the application of ultra-thin flexible single crystalline ICs. The FMM integrates the IC(s), insulating contact substrate, vias for connections to pads, and external contacts into a single device. The thin and flexible FMM eliminates the need for wire bonds and card body cavities in smart card assemblies, and accommodates applying larger ICs to smart cards than what is possible with conventional micro-modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: American Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas R. Hackler, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10417627
    Abstract: A healthcare financial payment system and method are disclosed in which a debit card which may be used by a cardholder to pay for medical products and services is linked with a healthcare-related financial account associated with the cardholder as well as with a non-healthcare-related financial account belonging to the cardholder. The healthcare-related financial account associated with the cardholder may be a Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), a Health Savings Account (HSA), or a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA), and the non-healthcare-related financial account associated with the cardholder may be a bank checking or savings account or a credit card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ALEGEUS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: John P. Dibiasi, Douglas L. Norman, Jimmie L. Lindsey
  • Patent number: 10417551
    Abstract: An RFID unit includes an RFID unit A and an RFID unit B that are separable on a break line, where the RFID unit A includes an IC chip portion A that stores an UUID and an antenna portion A, and the RFID unit B includes an IC chip portion B that stores an UUID and an antenna portion B. Before the RFID unit is separated into the RFID unit A and RFID unit B, either the RFID unit A or RFID Unit B transmits a first signal including the UUID. After the separation, at least either the RFID unit A or RFID unit B transmits a second signal, different from the first signal, including the UUID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kotaro Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10409922
    Abstract: Methods for product data management and corresponding systems and computer-readable mediums. The systems and methods include receiving a request for expanded details about an architecture element of a model from an application client, parsing the request to identify the expanded details of the architecture element, identifying a structure and configuration details of the model, configuring the model according to the structure and configuration details, traversing the model to collect the expanded details for the architecture element, packaging the expanded details into an application format for the client, and returning the expanded details.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc.
    Inventors: Krishnan Srinivasan, Charubrata Ray, Girish Kandi, Nitin Goyal
  • Patent number: 10410243
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a data processing system for managing electronic offers comprises: a memory storing a set of historical transaction records pertaining to past consumer transactions and a set of offer data relating to an offer provider; and a logic module adapted to automatically suggest an offer to the offer provider based on at least a subset of the historical transaction records and at least a subset of the offer data, the offer being targeted at a consumer. In an embodiment, the electronic offer is suggested in response to a request for a receipt made by the consumer. In an embodiment, the electronic offer is automatically approved by the offer provider and is included in a transaction receipt transmitted to a data processing system associated with the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Quotient Technology Inc.
    Inventor: Steven R. Boal
  • Patent number: 10402715
    Abstract: A transaction card is disclosed. The transaction card may include a first card component of non-plastic card material having a thickness of no more than about 0.3 mm, a second card component of composite fiber material having a thickness of no more than about 0.3 mm, and an adhesive for affixing the first layer and second layer together. The non-plastic card material may be selected from a group including wood, bamboo, steel, copper, aluminum, silver, gold, platinum, granite, marble, and slate and the composite fiber material may include at least one of a glass fiber composite, a carbon fiber composite, or a natural fiber composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Carl Alexander Cepress, Elwin Ching Yee Ong
  • Patent number: 10404886
    Abstract: A method of integrating a mark in a document. A frame to be printed is selected. At least one color of the selected frame is selected. A color density for each selected color for the selected frame is determined. A digital code is selected for each selected color. After printing, the digital code includes the density of the color. and is integrated into the frame of the corresponding color. The frame including the digital code is printed. Preferably, the digital code is a digital anti-copy mark designed to form, following the printing step, a printed anti-copy mark with an error rate of more than five percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Track & Trace
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Massicot, Alain Foucou, Zbigniew Sagan
  • Patent number: 10402713
    Abstract: The disclosed transponder arrangement includes adhesive transfer tape and an RF transponder. The adhesive transfer tape includes an adhesive layer disposed directly on a release liner, and the release liner is separable from the adhesive layer. An antenna is adhered directly to the adhesive layer, and an RF transponder is disposed on the adhesive layer and coupled to the antenna. A layer of ink is disposed directly on one of the first adhesive surface or the second adhesive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Automated Assembly Corporation
    Inventor: Scott Lindblad
  • Patent number: 10391804
    Abstract: This invention relates to a security product or product of value (100) with a passive, electroluminescent security element (10) which includes a field-induced electroluminescent component (20) (EL component). The EL component (20) contains an electroluminescent laminate (30) disposed between two electrodes (22, 24), which at least comprises an electroluminescent dye embedded in a transparent dielectric material. The laminate (30) consists of just a single layer that directly adjoins the electrodes (22, 24). This invention further relates to an associated production method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: BUNDESDRUCKEREI GMBH
    Inventors: Joerg Fischer, Markus Tietke, Manfred Paeschke
  • Patent number: 10397137
    Abstract: A data processing system, method and device. A device can include a plurality of data cards having host interface connectors initially configured to transmit signals according to a first communication protocol and data card connectors that communicate with external devices using a different communication protocol. The data cards are converted so that the host interface connectors also transmit signals using the second communication protocol. The plurality of data cards are interconnected so that signals can be routed through the data cards to provide desired data processing functions. A cross-point switch fabric allows the signals to be routed to the appropriate data card or cards. Multiple devices can be interconnected to provide a distributed data processing grid providing access to the data processing functions for external devices that do not communicate using the first communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: LDA TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Sergey Sardaryan, Mariya Sukiasyan, Vahan Sardaryan
  • Patent number: 10381713
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a dielectric substrate, an electronic circuit supported by the substrate, for processing data, and a communication unit having an antenna. The communication unit may be mounted to the substrate in communication with the electronic circuit for converting between a first EHF electromagnetic signal containing digital information and a data signal conducted by the electronic circuit. The electromagnetic signal may be transmitted or received along a signal path by the antenna. An electromagnetic signal guide assembly may include a dielectric element made of a dielectric material disposed proximate the antenna in the signal path. The electromagnetic signal guide may have sides extending along the signal path. A sleeve element may extend around the dielectric element along sides of the dielectric element. The sleeve element may impede transmission of the electromagnetic signal through the sides of the dielectric element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Keyssa, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary D. McCormack, Ian A. Kyles
  • Patent number: 10373038
    Abstract: RFID tags may compensate for non-RFID power sources by automatically enforcing data or state persistence even while powered. A tag may measure a time interval between successive detected reader commands. If the interval exceeds a minimum time, then the tag may deassert a protocol flag, erase data, and/or change tag operating states, even if the tag would normally not perform these actions while powered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Impinj, Inc.
    Inventor: Theron Stanford
  • Patent number: 10354175
    Abstract: A transaction instrument and a method of making a transaction instrument by continuous liquid interface production. The transaction instrument such as a transaction card may have many features or components made by or using continuous liquid interface production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Paul Vittimberga, Kristine Ing, John Wright
  • Patent number: 10353997
    Abstract: A freeform annotation in a print medium may be captured and converted to a digital annotation for association with a corresponding digital medium. The freeform annotations, which may be created by a human in the print medium, may be captured as an image by a camera. The image may be analyzed to determine a particular freeform annotation and associate the freeform annotation with text or objects in content of the print medium to create an anchor location for the freeform annotation. The location of the freeform annotation in the print medium may be mapped to a location in a corresponding digital medium. A digital version of the freeform annotation may be configured for display in the location of the corresponding digital medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Samantha Tobias