Records Patents (Class 235/487)
  • Patent number: 11509465
    Abstract: A computing device may include a memory configured to store a group connection lease and a group user interface (UI) cache shared by different users within a user delivery group. The computing device may also include a processor coupled to the memory and configured to establish communications links with a plurality of smart card devices associated with different users within the user delivery group, initiate virtual sessions for the different users based upon the group connection lease responsive to establishing the communications links with the smart card devices, and launch the virtual sessions for the different users based upon the group UI cache.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Georgy Momchilov, Hubert Divoux, Roberto Valdes
  • Patent number: 11498734
    Abstract: A packaged redeemable code system is disclosed. The packaged redeemable code system includes a paper insert having a front surface with a removable item, and a rear surface with redeemable code. The packaged redeemable code system further includes a paper sleeve having an interior that encloses the paper insert and conceals the redeemable code. The paper sleeve also having a ripcord configured to open an edge of the paper sleeve to provide an access point for removal of the paper insert. The paper sleeve further having a front surface with a cutout extending therethrough. The cutout aligns with and provides visual access to the removable item. The removable item is a different color than or provides contrast with the front surface of the paper sleeve. The paper sleeve further having a rear surface with an activation code that is associated with the redeemable code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy Vanslette
  • Patent number: 11493565
    Abstract: An electronic system can include an electronic module and a trace circuit that provides a perimeter that encloses the electronic module. A sensing circuit within the electronic system can be configured to detect a discontinuity in the perimeter. In response to detecting the discontinuity in the perimeter, the sensing circuit can initiate, from a response device, a response signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Doyle, James Busby, Edward N. Cohen, John R. Dangler, Michael Fisher, Arthur Higby, David Clifford Long
  • Patent number: 11485127
    Abstract: A process for preparing a printed rigid plastic substrate is described, the process comprising: providing a rigid plastic substrate comprising a primer on a surface of the rigid plastic substrate, the primer comprising a primer resin; printing a liquid electrophotographic ink composition comprising a thermoplastic resin onto the primer on the surface of the rigid plastic substrate; depositing a cross-linking composition comprising a cross-linker onto the printed electrophotographic ink composition disposed on the primer; and laminating the rigid plastic substrate with a flexible film such that the ink composition and the cross-linker are disposed between the rigid substrate and the flexible film and wherein the lamination of the rigid substrate with the flexible film causes cross-linking of the thermoplastic resin of the ink composition and of the primer resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: HP Indigo B.V.
    Inventors: Dafna Or-Chen, Keren Nadav, Dani Tulchinski
  • Patent number: 11487961
    Abstract: Provided is an optical code that retains compatibility with existing optical codes and is used for recording information different from the information recorded under prescribed conditions. Also provided are a method and a device for reading the optical code. The optical code includes a plurality of light color modules of a light color and a plurality of dark color modules of a dark color to record first data. At least the light color modules or the dark color modules are made up of a first module and a second module having different reflectance for light of a predetermined wavelength. Second data is recorded in a pattern of the first and second modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignees: DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED, TERRARA CODE RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Teraura
  • Patent number: 11469982
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, software, and devices for edge system health monitoring and auditing. One embodiment, in the form of a method includes performing a system audit over a first network of devices deployed within the facility to determine a status of each respective device. This embodiment further includes determining an overall system status for the facility based on results of the system audit including consideration of a status of each of the devices deployed within the facility and storing data representative of the overall system status of the facility. This embodiment also transmits at least a portion of the data representative of the overall system status of the facility over a second network to a facility system status monitoring application which may then present a single indicator of the overall system status or health.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: John William Kerry
  • Patent number: 11458758
    Abstract: A payment card includes hidden features (e.g., textual messages, graphics, emphasis features associated with conspicuous features of the payment card, or the like) undiscernible under only visible light, but discernable under ultraviolet light. The hidden features can be incorporated into multiple layers of a side of the payment card and can be present at different transparencies. The hidden features, applied during manufacturing, can be i) selected (e.g., randomly or sequentially) from an available hidden features list; ii) supplied by user input; and/or iii) selected based on a user's previous hidden feature(s) (e.g., the same as or different from the previous hidden feature). A quality check can include comparing an image of the payment card illuminated under ultraviolet light with the selected hidden feature(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Nu Pagamentos S.A.—INSTITUÇÃO DE PAGAMENTO
    Inventors: Amanda Harrington Legge, Maria Eduarda Di Pietro Augusto Costa, Ariane Maria Morganti, Thais Teixeira Burin, Cristina Helena Zingaretti Junqueira, Lucas Visvikis Pettinati
  • Patent number: 11462434
    Abstract: A tape mounter includes at least two storage units storing respective tape sets therein, a reader for reading information of the tape sets stored in the respective storage units from RFIDs attached to tubes around which the tape sets are wound as tape rolls, the storage units having shafts inserted in the tubes and being disposed such that they are spaced from the reader by respective different distances, a time measuring unit for measuring reading times spent until the reader receives radio waves generated and transmitted by the RFIDs and reads the information of the tape sets represented by the radio waves, a mapping table containing positions of the storage units corresponding to the respective reading times, and a recognizing section for checking the reading times against the mapping table, and recognizing the positions of the storage units and types of the tape sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 11438472
    Abstract: A display device includes a display window, a light guide member, a first light emitting element and a second light emitting element. The display window is provided in a housing and is formed in a slit shape extending in a predetermined direction from one end side to the other end side. Thea light guide member is disposed in the display window. The first light emitting element faces one end portion of the light guide member on the one end side. The second light emitting element faces the other end portion of the light guide member on the other end side. A display area of the light guide member is exposed through the display window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Okauchi
  • Patent number: 11423380
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for remote activation of an automated teller machine (ATM) to dispense cash to a customer. The customer may stage a transaction using a mobile application on a mobile device. Upon the staged transaction being authenticated and approved, the customer may visit the ATM. The customer may capture an image being displayed on a display of the ATM using a camera of the mobile device. The captured image may be sent to an application server from the mobile device. The application server may associate the ATM with the staged transaction that is staged using the mobile application, and send instructions to the ATM to dispense cash according to the staged transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy J. Phillips, Christopher Overend
  • Patent number: 11416727
    Abstract: Technology is described for providing and using a thermo-sensitive payment card. An example payment card comprises a card substrate and a personalization layer overlaying the card substrate. The personalization layer includes a first region and a second region surrounding the first region. The first region includes an account number associated with an account of a user, and the account of the user is maintained by a payment service system that issues the payment card. At least one of the first region or the second region comprises a thermochromic ink such that application of heat to the first region or the second region having the thermochromic ink causes a change in color of the personalization layer so as to reveal the account number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Block, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Fletcher, Ashutosh Dhodapkar
  • Patent number: 11416726
    Abstract: A device comprising: an antenna; a power harvesting circuit for harvesting power from a radio frequency field received at the antenna in order to power functions of the device; a communication unit coupled to the antenna for transmitting and receiving signals by means of the antenna, the communication device being configured to communicate according to a protocol in which a party to a communication session deems the session to have timed out if during a predetermined period it does not receive a signal from another party to the session; and a module comprising a processing circuit; the device being configured to interrupt the operation of the module when the communication unit is transmitting a signal by means of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: IDEX Biometrics ASA
    Inventors: Anthony Michael Eaton, Peter Eckehard Kollig, Keith Ahluwalia, Tuck Weng Poon
  • Patent number: 11417948
    Abstract: An antenna device is provided. The antenna device includes an antenna layer, a first transparent layer, and a second transparent layer. The antenna layer is a metal mesh structure having a plurality of thru-holes, and the antenna layer includes at least one soldering region and an embedded region. The first transparent layer and the second transparent layer are respectively connected to two opposite sides of the antenna layer. The first transparent layer and the second transparent layer are connected to each other, so that the embedded region of the antenna layer is embedded in-between the first transparent layer and the second transparent layer. The second transparent layer has a hollow region corresponding in position to the at least one soldering region, so that the at least one soldering region is exposed from the hollow region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: WISTRON NEWEB CORPORATION
    Inventors: Han-Chang Pan, Shih-Hong Chen, Chih-Lung Chen, Li-Jun Chen
  • Patent number: 11403620
    Abstract: A payment switching method includes displaying a display interface of virtual cards after receiving an interface displaying instruction by a first terminal. The display interface of the virtual cards displays at least two payment modes, one of the at least two payment modes being a currently selected payment mode. The method also includes determining a target payment mode from the at least two payment modes according to a detected payment switching operation and switching from the currently selected payment mode to the target payment mode. The method further includes performing a payment based on the target payment mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xu Zhang, Yu Cheng, Jing Liu
  • Patent number: 11390107
    Abstract: Object marking, and method for producing same, for optical authentication of an object, wherein at least one section of a material piece of a basic material is determined arbitrarily or randomly and the object marking is produced with the at least one section, and wherein the basic material of the material piece has a repeating security feature having optical properties dependent on the viewing angle, the dimensions of said security feature being larger than the dimensions of the section, more particularly larger than the dimensions of the object marking, such that each section is unique and has only a part of the security feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: AUTHENTIC VISION GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas Weiss
  • Patent number: 11392812
    Abstract: In a management system of a game token coin, one RFID tag having a data non-rewritable region and a data rewritable region is imparted to the game token coin. The location relating information of the game token coin is stored in the data rewritable region. The system includes a writer configured to additionally write the location relating information, a reader configured to read the location relating information from a plurality of the game token coins, and a management controller configure to examine the information obtained from the reader. The management controller includes a function that determines whether a history of the location relating information obtained from the reader has no abnormality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: ANGEL GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 11388573
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are provided for enhanced near-field communications for wireless devices. A processor of a first device may send a first Bluetooth communication at a first signal strength. The processor may receive a first indication of activity associated with a near field communication (NFC) device of the first device, wherein the processor and the NFC device are collocated on the first device. The processor may determine a second signal strength associated with a second Bluetooth communication, the second signal strength less than the first signal strength. The processor may receive a second indication that the activity associated with the NFC device has concluded. The processor may decrease a power supplied to the NFC device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Morris Yuanhsiang Hsu, In Chul Hyun, Naman B. Barmecha
  • Patent number: 11376882
    Abstract: An identification document includes a first layer and a second layer fused to the first layer. The first layer and the second layer include polyester, and the identification document is non-delaminable. Forming the identification document includes providing variable data on a surface of a first layer including polyester, aligning the first layer and a second layer including polyester, and fusing the first layer and the second layer to yield a fused identification document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Idemia Identity & Security USA LLC
    Inventors: Robert Jones, Daoshen Bi, Dennis Mailloux, Joseph Picardi
  • Patent number: 11371952
    Abstract: An armor piece may include a tested material. The armor piece also may include a plurality of electrical contacts distributed about and electrically connected to the tested material. The armor piece further may include a non-volatile memory (NVM) device. The NVM device may be hardened against exposure to x-ray radiation. The NVM device may be configured to store control voltages associated with respective electrical contacts of the plurality of electrical contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Christopher R. Yungers, Subhalakshmi M. Falknor, David H. Redinger
  • Patent number: 11361204
    Abstract: A card core includes a body defining a cutout and a discontinuity. The cutout includes an opening in the body defined by an edge and the discontinuity includes a channel defined by the body extending from an outer surface of the body to the cutout. At least one circuit element is positioned within the cutout. The cutout defines a size and geometry such that a gap is defined between the at least one circuit element and the edge to electromagnetically isolate the at least one circuit element from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: X-Card Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Mark A. Cox
  • Patent number: 11342005
    Abstract: An isolated vibration assembly for a computing device includes a top assembly having a top plate. The assembly further includes a base assembly having a base plate that is generally parallel to and offset from the top plate. A partition assembly is positioned generally perpendicularly between the top plate and the bottom plate, with two partition plates defining an internal space. A plurality of vibration isolators is attached in an interspersed manner to one or more surfaces of the top plate, the base plate, or the two partition plates. A computing device is removably installed within the internal space, generating vibrations that are reduced when passing through the plurality of vibration isolators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Zhao-Hong Chen, Chun Chang
  • Patent number: 11336468
    Abstract: A circuit for a Synthetic Physically Unclonable Function, acronym SPUF, in a computer device, wherein the circuit is configured to receive data from a plurality of hardware sensors and/or actuators accessible in the computer device; to determine deviations in the data; to determine a multivariate distribution of the deviations and to determine an identifier from the multivariate distribution. In described developments, deviations comprise random errors, statistical moments in data originating from sensors and/or actuators amongst accessible ones in the computer device can be selected, and entropy can be maximized. Computer program product embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: SECURE-IC SAS
    Inventors: Philippe Nguyen, Robert Nguyen, Youssef Souissi, Sylvain Guilley, Jean-Luc Danger, Adrien Facon
  • Patent number: 11321689
    Abstract: A computing device for securely transacting over a landline is provided. The computing device is configured to receive, through a landline, from a merchant in response to a transaction request by a user, a merchant identification message including a merchant identifier, extract the merchant identifier from the merchant identification message, query a database of merchant data including a plurality of merchants and a plurality of merchant identifiers, identify, in response to the query, the merchant by matching the extracted merchant identifier against the plurality of merchant identifiers in the database, retrieve, in response to successfully identifying the merchant, a token associated with a PAN of the user, generate a token message including the token, transmit the token message to the merchant through the landline, and receive, from a payment processor, a confirmation message indicating a payment using the PAN was made in response to the merchant receiving the token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Christopher T. Scholl, James W. Barkhurst, Shawn Mehrhoff
  • Patent number: 11315103
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to creating a Bluetooth and/or BLE connection between two devices without using a UUID and/or MAC address. For example, a first device storing a private key may enter advertising mode to create a Bluetooth/BLE connection. An advertising packet (e.g., advertising channel packet data unit (PDU) may be transmitted (e.g., in encrypted format). A second device may enter scanning or initiator mode and may receive the advertising packet. A second device may request that a user log into an account associated with the first device (e.g., a customer account, a financial account, an employee account, and/or the like) in order to initiate a Bluetooth/BLE connection. A second device user may enter login credentials via the second device, which may then be transmitted to a backend system. A backend system may receive and validate the login credentials and, in response, transmit a public key to the second device. The public key may be transmitted in an encrypted format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: James Zarakas, Saleem Sangi
  • Patent number: 11285754
    Abstract: A security inlay having optically recognizable characters for an identity document comprises a first transparent layer and a second transparent layer. A color coating is situated on the first transparent layer. Furthermore, a first UV color coating, which reflects at least UV light at least in a first wavelength range, is situated on the first layer and/or on the color coating. The first and second transparent layers are connected to one another. A first portion of the optically recognizable characters is formed by blackened sections in at least one of the layers. A second portion of the optically recognizable characters is formed by the color coating. A third portion of the optically recognizable characters is formed by the UV color coating. The first and the second portions of the optically recognizable characters reflect visible light. The third portion of the optically recognizable characters reflects UV light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: MUEHLBAUER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Martin Ederer, Franz Hoecherl, Anton Brunner, Franz Brandl, Michael Wanjek, Thomas Michl
  • Patent number: 11263355
    Abstract: An industrial control system module and methods are described for self-destruction or the destruction and/or erasure of sensitive data within the industrial control system module upon an indication of an unauthorized module access event. In an implementation, a secure industrial control system module includes a circuit board including electrical circuitry; a sealed encasement that houses the circuit board, where the sealed encasement includes a housing having a first housing side and a second housing side, where the housing is configured to house the circuit board when the first housing side and the second housing side are coupled together; and a first sensor component integrated with the sealed encasement, where the first sensor component is communicably coupled to the circuit board and electrical circuitry and is configured to provide an indication of an unauthorized access event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: BEDROCK AUTOMATION PLATFORMS INC.
    Inventors: Albert Rooyakkers, Ken Doucette
  • Patent number: 11264708
    Abstract: An electronic assembly and a method for fabricating the same are disclosed. The assembly includes a component carrier, a wireless communication component and an antenna structure. The component carrier has at least one dielectric layer and a metallic layer. The wireless communication component is attached to the component carrier. The antenna structure is formed from a metallic material and is electrically connected with the wireless communication component. An opening formed in the component carrier extends from an upper surface into the interior of the component carrier. The antenna structure is formed at least partially at a wall of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: AT&S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Kristl, Martin Reiter, Johannes Stahr, Markus Leitgeb, Gernot Grober, Erich Schlaffer
  • Patent number: 11255763
    Abstract: A system and method for identifying test bars formed during a selective laser sintering build. A part cake is formed during a selective laser sintering build. The part cake comprises parts formed from a powder by selective laser sintering and unsintered powder around the formed parts. The parts include test bars for performing material testing. Each test bar includes a plurality of indentations in a first grip section and a second grip section. The plurality of indentations are arranged in a information providing pattern that is adapted to be readable after the test part is removed from the part cake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Hexcel Corporation
    Inventors: Whitney Kline, Alden Winn
  • Patent number: 11244133
    Abstract: This information processing apparatus includes an instruction determining unit and a signal output unit. The instruction determining unit determines an instruction related to communication using a code image with an external apparatus. The signal output unit outputs, on the basis of the determined instruction related to the communication, a signal for controlling an operation related to communication of the external apparatus. Accordingly, high usability can be provided for communication with the external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: FELICA NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventor: Masahiro Nishi
  • Patent number: 11232341
    Abstract: A transaction card includes at least one metal layer having one or more apertures therein. A light guide is disposed beneath the metal layer. The light guide has a light output and a light input. The light output is positioned to transmit light through at least the one or more apertures of the metal layer. At least one LED is positioned to transmit light into the light guide light input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: COMPOSECURE, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Lowe, Luis Dasilva
  • Patent number: 11206266
    Abstract: The safety is improved when executing a transaction instructed after the login from a user having carried out the login operation to the server. A transaction system (101) includes a server (121), a first terminal (141), and a second terminal (161). A user logs-in the server (121) through the first terminal (141). The server (121) generates a notice to be transmitted to the second terminal (161) when receiving an instruction of a transaction through the first terminal (141) from a user. The first terminal (141) or the second terminal (161) prompts the user to input a confirmation of details of the transaction when the notice is transmitted to the second terminal (161) from the server (121). The server (121) regards the confirmation of the transaction made by the user as having been made when the input of the user matches with the details of the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Passlogy Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideharu Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11163808
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and method for mapping data points in a spatial data set. In some embodiments, a hexagon grid can be defined for mapping a plurality of data points in a spatial data set. Location information can be specified for each hexagon in the hexagon grid. The specifying can include calculating, for each hexagon, a first location of a first vertex and a second location of a second vertex. A rectangular grid including a plurality of rectangular cells can be mapped to the hexagon grid. A location of a data point of the plurality of data points can be determined relative to a first hexagon of the hexagon grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Manuel Caroli
  • Patent number: 11148459
    Abstract: The present invention is directed at a method for manufacturing a card-shaped data carrier, in which a material from nature, for example wood, is installed in a particularly advantageous manner. The invention is further directed at a correspondingly adapted apparatus for manufacturing the card-shaped data carrier as well as at the data carrier itself. Further, a computer program product is proposed, having control commands that implement the method and/or operate the proposed apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT MOBILE SECURITY GMBH
    Inventors: Günter Endres, Thomas Tarantino
  • Patent number: 11151566
    Abstract: A method including receiving an inquiry from a provider to authenticate a provisioning of an account to a mobile wallet. The method also can include determining device ownership information for a mobile device that operates the mobile wallet, account ownership information for the account, device risk information associated with the mobile device, and account risk information associated with the account. The method additionally can include determining an ownership correlation between the device ownership information and the account ownership information. The method further can include generating a fraud risk level by applying business rules and one or more statistical modeling techniques. The method additionally can include providing a response to the provider based on the fraud risk level. Other embodiments are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: EARLY WARNING SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Betty Chan-Bauza, James R. Mortensen, Aaron Bartrim, Eric Woodward, Hal Granoff, Mark Pender, Ryan Riveland
  • 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: 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: 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: 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