Records Patents (Class 235/487)
  • Patent number: 11120322
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a transaction card for communicating data relating to a transaction may include forming a pattern in a plastic film using a laser plating process or a print-and-plate process; providing a conductive material in the pattern formed in the plastic film, using a plating process, to form a RF antenna layer in the plastic film, wherein the RF antenna layer includes a RF antenna; and affixing the plastic film to a surface of the transaction card to permit the RF antenna to inductively connect to a printed circuit board (PCB) of the transaction card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Koeppel, Tyler Locke
  • Patent number: 11106575
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a first write command from a first data source and determining a first data type associated with the first data source. The method also includes allocating a first page of a memory block to the first data source. The method also writing data to the first page based on the first write command and setting, on the first page, a data type of the first page based on the first data type. The method also includes receiving a read command from one of a plurality of data sources. The method also includes determining a data type associated with the one of the plurality of data sources. The method also includes determining whether to perform the read operation on the first page based on the data type of the first page and the data type associated with the one of the plurality of data sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Nir Perry
  • Patent number: 11088110
    Abstract: A semiconductor device, a circuit board structure and a manufacturing forming thereof are provided. A circuit board structure includes a core layer, a first build-up layer and a second build-up layer. The first build-up layer and the second build-up layer are disposed on opposite sides of the core layer. The circuit board structure has a plurality of stress releasing trenches extending into the first build-up layer and the second build-up layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tin-Hao Kuo, Chen-Hua Yu, Chung-Shi Liu, Hao-Yi Tsai, Yu-Chia Lai, Po-Yuan Teng
  • Patent number: 11079997
    Abstract: A display includes a plurality of pixel chips, chixels, provided on a substrate. The chixels and the light emitters thereon may be shaped, sized and arranged to minimize chixel, pixel, and sub-pixel gaps and to provide a seamless look between adjacent display modules. The substrate may include light manipulators, such as filters, light converters and the like to manipulate the light emitted from light emitters of the chixels. The light manipulators may be arranged to minimize chixel gaps between adjacent chixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: NanLumens Acquisition, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard C. Cope
  • Patent number: 11083082
    Abstract: Tamper-respondent assemblies and fabrication methods are provided which incorporate enclosure-to-circuit board protection. The tamper-respondent assemblies include a circuit board, and an enclosure mounted to the circuit board along an enclosure-to-board interface. The enclosure facilitates enclosing at least one electronic component coupled to the circuit board within a secure volume. A tamper-respondent electronic circuit structure facilitates defining the secure volume, and includes one or more tamper-detect circuits including at least one conductive trace disposed, at least in part, within the enclosure-to-board interface. The conductive trace(s) includes stress rise regions to facilitate tamper-detection at the enclosure-to-board interface. An adhesive is provided to secure the enclosure to the circuit board. The adhesive contacts, at least in part, the conductive trace(s) of the tamper-detect circuit(s) at the enclosure-to-board interface, including at the stress rise regions of the conductive trace(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kathleen Ann Fadden, James A. Busby, David C. Long, John R. Dangler, Alexandra Echegaray, Michael J. Fisher, William Santiago-Fernandez
  • Patent number: 11062013
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for two-step hardware authentication for machine monitoring systems. In one embodiment, a machine monitoring system can include a first hardware lock having a locked-state and an unlocked-state. The monitoring system can also include a second hardware lock including a sensor to detect first identification indicia of a user. The machine monitoring system can further include a data port configured to operatively couple to a computing device of the user. The data port can have an enable state and a disable state. The monitoring machine can include a processor operatively coupled to the first hardware lock, the second hardware lock, and the data port. The processor can be configured to receive data characterizing the activation of the first hardware lock and the first identification indicia of the user, and activate the data port to the computing device of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: BENTLY NEVADA, LLC
    Inventor: Nathan Dean Mayes
  • Patent number: 11037044
    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: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: AMATECH GROUP LIMITED
    Inventors: Mustafa Lotya, David Finn, Darren Molloy
  • Patent number: 11023930
    Abstract: A method and system for generating electronic advertisements, such as banner ads, based on user profile information, location information and proximity preferences are disclosed. An online promotion service may receive profile information, location information and other information from a user. The user may also define a proximity preference which may include a range of distance the user is willing to travel to redeem one or more promotions. A service or product provider or other authorized entity may define a proximity preference which may include a target range of advertisement exposure. The online promotion service may present advertisements for incentives and other promotions based on user profile information as well as proximity preference information where the proximity preference is defined by the user, the provider, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Catalina Marketing Corporation
    Inventor: Scott Wills
  • Patent number: 11013459
    Abstract: A catheter system for controlled sympathectomy procedures is disclosed. A catheter system for controlled micro ablation procedures is disclosed. Methods for performing a controlled surgical procedure are disclosed. A system for performing controlled surgical procedures in a minimally invasive manner is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Autonomix Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Landy Toth, Robert Schwartz
  • Patent number: 11004077
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for providing fraudulent transaction processes. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed for performing fraudulent transaction processes that may include receiving an indication that a payment transaction has been identified as potentially fraudulent, the payment transaction involving a payment account associated with a user. The method may also include receiving a candidate voice print and comparing the candidate voice print to a user voice print that is associated with the payment account. The method may further include determining, based on the comparison, whether the candidate voice print matches the user voice print, and providing an indication whether the candidate voice print matches the user voice print, the indication configured for use to determine whether to approve or deny the payment transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Nikhil Murgai, Leonard Roseman
  • Patent number: 10998619
    Abstract: A ring type antenna module and a jig for manufacture for manufacturing the same, which can communicate regardless of the orientation when mounted on a ring type wearable device and can easily process the size are provided. The ring type antenna module includes a base substrate having flexibility on which a radiation pattern is formed, a terminal part formed on one end of the base substrate and connected to one end of the radiation pattern, and the other terminal part formed on the other end of the base substrate and connected to the other end of the radiation pattern; and the size of the ring type antenna module is adjusted by varying the coupled location between the terminal part and the other terminal part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: AMOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Beon-Jin Kim, Chi-Ho Lee, Dong-Hyun Im
  • Patent number: 10970744
    Abstract: A method and system for electronic distribution of incentives having real-time consumer-based directions according to another embodiment of the present invention are disclosed. An online promotion service may receive user profile information, which may include demographic information, location information, user preferences, user requests, and other information. Online promotion service may provide targeted incentives and promotions to a particular user or class of users based on user profile information and other information. Incentives may include coupons, promotions, rebates, sales notifications, free samples, and other product or service related incentives. A map and street directions identifying the location of associated facilities, such as redemption and retail/point-of-sale facilities, from a user's location may also be provided. The user's location may be identified as the user's home address, work address, or other convenient locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Catalina Marketing Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory B. Roberts, Scott Wills
  • Patent number: 10970611
    Abstract: A push-button comprising a first switch contact and a second switch contact which are arranged spaced apart and parallel to each other. The first switch contact is designed for establishing an electrical line connection to the second switch contact when force is applied. The push-button comprises a third switch contact which is arranged spaced apart from the second switch contact and in parallel on a side opposite to the first switch contact. The third switch contact is designed for establishing an electrical line connection to the second switch contact when force is applied. Furthermore, the push-button comprises an evaluation unit which is designed for additionally operating the first and/or the third switch contact(s) as a capacitive or inductive touch sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Mohammad Khaled Asef
  • Patent number: 10966045
    Abstract: Methods for simulating a source of sound are provided. One method includes determining, by a computer, a location in physical space of a head of a user. The location is determined by capturing images by a camera of the physical space in which a user is located. The method further includes determining a sound for delivery to two speakers worn by the user and determining, by the computer, an emanating location in the physical space for the sound. The method further includes establishing, by the computer, acoustic signals for each speaker based on the location in the physical space of the head, the sound, the emanating location in the physical space, and a selected auditory characteristics of the user. The auditory characteristics of the user are identified based on a calibration process. The method further includes transmitting, by the computer, the acoustic signals to the two speakers. The acoustic signals simulate that the sound originated at the emanating location in space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Osman
  • Patent number: 10963768
    Abstract: An improved illuminable card includes a carrier layer, first and second contact pads, or rails, supportably interconnected to the carrier layer to receive a power signal, and an illuminable patch supportably interconnected to the carrier layer or another carrier layer for electrical coupling with the first and second contact pads and illumination upon receipt of a power signal at the first and second contact pads. The illuminable card may include a mask overlying at least a portion of the illuminable patch and having a predetermined pattern to define a predetermined image visible on a side of the illuminable card upon illumination of the illuminable patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CPI CARD GROUP—COLORADO, INC.
    Inventor: Barry Roy Mosteller
  • Patent number: 10957984
    Abstract: A wireless communication device for transmitting/receiving a high-frequency signal having a predetermined communication frequency. The wireless communication device includes an antenna pattern having an inductance component, an RFIC element connected electrically to the antenna pattern and a capacitive coupling portion capacitively coupling specific confronting regions facing each other of the antenna pattern at multiple points on the antenna pattern, to make up an LC parallel resonant circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Noboru Kato
  • Patent number: 10949722
    Abstract: A sustainability protocol using IoT sensor data on a blockchain, and presenting this data through a QR-code on the labels of sustainable goods, to enable verification by anyone, and provide incentives for the farmer, CPG (consumer product group), retailer, and the consumer to be aligned, and collectively accelerate the goals of sustainability efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: 0Chain, LLC
    Inventor: Saswata Basu
  • Patent number: 10937264
    Abstract: Systems and methods for disarming a security system using a two-dimensional scannable access code are provided. Such systems and methods can include a control panel the security that generates a valid two-dimensional scannable access code, stores identifying information for the valid two-dimensional scannable access code in a memory device of the security system, and shares the valid two-dimensional scannable access code with a user of the security system. In some embodiments, when the security system is in an armed state, the security system can scan a presented two-dimensional scannable access code, decode associated information from the presented two-dimensional scannable access code, compare the associated information to the identifying information, and when the associated information matches the identifying information, transition the security system from the armed state to a disarmed state to allow the user to access an area protected by the security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Ademco Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Covi
  • Patent number: 10929828
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an information processing apparatus that processes information on a product to be traded includes an input device, a memory, and a processor. The processor stores, for each tax rate in the memory, the total price in a trade of a product to which reduction is applied, the product being identified by a product code input by the input device. The processor calculates the amount of tax of the product to be traded on the basis of the total price of a product taxed with a specific tax rate after the reduction processing and the total price of a product taxed with a tax rate other than the specific tax rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yui Matsukura
  • Patent number: 10922602
    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: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Carl Alexander Cepress, Elwin Ching Yee Ong
  • Patent number: 10909500
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and machine-readable media are provided for processing of designated items in a facility. In exemplary embodiments, data is received from the scanning of a machine-readable identifier affixed to a first item and that type of item is identified as requiring special handling based on the data and unique criteria derived for the facility. The unique criteria are based at least in part on historical loss data associated with the facility. The item is placed in a secure storage location and one or more images taken by an imaging device of the designated item located in the secure storage location are taken. The images of the designated item in the secure storage location are associated with a record for the designated item in a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Bellar, Jeremy Velten
  • Patent number: 10891704
    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: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven J. Simske, Robert Ulichney, Matthew D. Gaubatz
  • Patent number: 10888940
    Abstract: Example embodiments of systems and methods for milling patterns for a card are provided. A chip fraud prevention system include a device including a chip. The chip may be at least partially encompassed in a chip pocket. The chip pocket may include one or more shapes. The one or more shapes may include one or more peaks and one or more valleys. One or more connections may be communicatively coupled to at least one surface of the chip. The one or more connections may be placed between at least one of the one or more peaks or one or more valleys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Herrington, Stephen Schneider, Tyler Maiman
  • Patent number: 10878416
    Abstract: At a remote server, an indication is obtained that a prospective transit rider has come into geographic proximity of a particular transit boarding area. At the remote server, an authorization request is dispatched to an issuer of a payment card account associated with the prospective transit rider, based on the remote server accessing a database based on the indication. At the remote server, a response to the authorization request is obtained from the issuer. If the response is affirmative, dispatch of an electronic ticket to a portable electronic device of the prospective transit rider is initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Mark Lulic, Alexander Antunovic
  • Patent number: 10860907
    Abstract: A method of operation of an information linking system includes: scanning an identification icon on an object; determining an access key by analyzing the identification icon including a target location read from the identification icon and a current location of a device that scanned the identification icon; and retrieving at least an initial availability level from a plurality of qualified information levels of a geo-location object information and additional information levels, authorized by the access key when the current location is within a geo-fence of the target location, for displaying on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: StickEcodes Incorporated
    Inventors: Lyle Phinney Kafader, Teresa Jean Mueller
  • Patent number: 10853518
    Abstract: The present invention relates to directly and securely transferring encrypted medical data between parties, wherein a sender generates an encrypted access code. The access code is provided to a recipient who can then view the medical data without requiring cloud and virtual private network infrastructures, and which eliminate the need for medical data to be stored on physical media and physically carried to a recipient's location. The invention empowers patients to view, share, and manage their medical data, and facilitates the preservation of the continuum of care.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventors: Michael David Rosenberg, Brandon Joseph Gottfried, Chase Spencer Ballard
  • Patent number: 10834023
    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: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: LDA Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Sergey Sardaryan, Mariya Sukiasyan, Vahan Sardaryan
  • Patent number: 10832509
    Abstract: Systems and methods of a doorbell device initiating a state change of an access control device and/or a control panel responsive to two-factor authentication are provided. Such systems and methods can include the doorbell device receiving first access credentials from a first device, determining whether the first access credentials are valid, and determining whether the first device has been authenticated with two factors by determining whether an indication of two-factor authentication of the first device has been received from the first device or by soliciting and validating second access credentials from a second device. When the first access credentials are valid and the first device has been authenticated with the two factors, the doorbell device can transmit a state change command to the access control device that controls access to a secured area associated with the doorbell device and/or the control panel that monitors the secured area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Ademco Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Read, Andrew Covi
  • Patent number: 10817868
    Abstract: Aspects described herein may allow for a payment card assembly including a payment card having a first slot formed in a first surface therein, with the first slot having a bottom surface and pair of opposed side walls. A first cartridge houses electronic components and is removably received in the first slot. One or more first projections are formed on one of the first slot and the first cartridge. One or more first recesses are formed in the other of the first slot and the cartridge, with each first recess receiving a corresponding first projection to releasably retain the first cartridge in the first slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel John Marsch, Abdelkader M'Hamed Benkreira, Taurean Butler, Jessica Greenberg
  • Patent number: 10803853
    Abstract: A system and method for tokenizing sentences in transcriptions of electronic communication audio files includes one or more electronic data storage systems coupled in electronic communication with an audio receiver. A collection of audio files is stored in the electronic data storage system(s). The audio receiver is configured to receive one or more audio files from the electronic data storage systems. The system also includes a speech-to-text processing engine configured to transcribe the one or more audio files received by the audio receiver to produce input transcriptions. In addition, the system includes a call tokenization engine that stores a list of candidate expressions and expression pairs that are indicative of turn taking and change of context in phone conversations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: OPTUM SERVICES (IRELAND) LIMITED
    Inventor: Bruno Ohana
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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