Laminated Patents (Class 235/488)
  • Patent number: 10775490
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) system includes a flexible substrate that includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion overlaps a first surface of a substrate. The first surface is on a first side of the RF system. The second portion overlaps a second surface of the substrate. The second surface is on a second side of the RF system. The RF system further includes an antenna disposed over the first portion of the flexible substrate. The antenna is configured to transmit/receive RF signals on the first side of the RF system. The RF system also includes a transmission line disposed on a bent region of the flexible substrate between the first portion and the second portion. The transmission line is configured to propagate the RF signals between the first portion and the second portion on the second side of the RF system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Ashutosh Baheti, Saverio Trotta
  • Patent number: 10769515
    Abstract: A laminated core stock sheet for use in a composite laminate assembly that is separated into individual cards is provided. The sheet includes a core substrate layer and an intermediate filmic layer coupled to the core substrate layer. The intermediate filmic layer includes a conductive material that provides a security, decorative, or functional feature of the cards. The core substrate layer and the intermediate filmic layer are coupled with another laminated core stock sheet to form the composite laminate assembly. The conductive material has a small thickness within the intermediate filmic layer such that the intermediate filmic layer prevents conduction of electrostatic discharge (ESD) through the intermediate filmic layer and outside of the individual cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Szumski, Suwit John Sangkaratana, Roger D. Strasemeier
  • Patent number: 10740584
    Abstract: Software on an image-capturing device iteratively captures a visual code in a series of visual codes displayed in a repeating progression on a screen of a mobile device. The visual code was generated from a display block that resulted from a partition of an original data file into a series of display blocks of at least a specified size. The software converts the visual code back into a display block and reads a header for the display block, discarding the display block if it has already been captured, as determined by the ordered identifying block number in a header. The software stops the iterative capturing when all of the display blocks in the series have been captured, as determined by the count in the header and coalesces the captured display blocks into the original data file, using an order determined by the ordered identifying block numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Ping Identity Corporation
    Inventors: Armin Ebrahimi, Gaurav Khot
  • Patent number: 10719756
    Abstract: A UHF band RFID tag with stable communication characteristics when attached to a metal surface. The UHF band RFID tag includes a resin block having a first surface serving as an attaching surface to the metal surface and a second surface opposing the first surface, a substrate on a second surface side of the resin block, a RFIC element mounted on the substrate, and a loop electrode connected to the RFIC element. The loop electrode includes metal bodies provided in the resin block and extending in a direction intersecting the first and second surfaces, a flat plate electrode on a first surface side of the resin block and connecting first ends of the metal bodies, conductor patterns on the second surface side of the resin block and connecting the RFIC element and second ends of metal bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuki Eshima, Makoto Yasutake, Noboru Kato
  • Patent number: 10719750
    Abstract: Approaches herein provide a transaction card with an ergonomic textured grip. In some approaches, a card includes a body having a first main side and a second main side, and an identification chip along the first main side of the body. The card may further include a textured grip along the second main side of the body, wherein the textured grip comprises a plurality of curvilinear grip elements extending in an undulating arrangement between a first end and a second end of the textured grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Herrington, Tyler Maiman, Stephen Schneider
  • Patent number: 10700422
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the antenna arrangement includes a primary antenna having a conductive sidewall; and a loop antenna disposed in and physically separated from the primary antenna. The loop antenna includes a first conductive loop and a capacitor electrically connected between ends of the first conductive loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byeong-Taek Moon, Jae-Suk Lee, Il-Jong Song, Young-Ki Lee, Yo-Han Jang
  • Patent number: 10651897
    Abstract: A near field communication (NFC) package in a portable device and method thereof are provided. The NFC package includes a secure storage device configured to store data, and an NFC controller configured to receive data from the secure storage device, provide the received data to a first external terminal by performing an NFC communication in an NFC mode, and provide the received data to a second external terminal by performing a magnetic secure transmission (MST) communication in an MST mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Sang-Hyo Lee, Byeong-Taek Moon, Il-Jong Song, Byeong-Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10625529
    Abstract: A thin hinged laminated body and a layout sheet for the hinged laminated body are provided. A hinged laminated body, equipped with: an IC module having an IC chip capable of performing contactless communication; a hinge layer having a hinge section which can be bound into a booklet; a non-hinge layer which is laminated onto the hinge layer and does not have a hinge part, wherein the hinge layer is disposed over the entire surface of the laminated body having the hinge, the hinge layer and the non-hinge layer have a housing hole penetrating across the two layers, and the IC module is housed and held inside the housing hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takumi Motoi, Toru Nishioka
  • Patent number: 10607130
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments generally relate to a transaction card with a fabric inlay. The transaction card may include a housing component having a first housing surface opposite a second housing surface and an inlay component having a first inlay surface opposite a second inlay surface. The inlay and housing may be joined along the second inlay surface and the first housing surface. In addition, the first inlay surface may include a fabric material and a backer layer configured to support the fabric material of the first inlay surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Om J Suthar
  • Patent number: 10609820
    Abstract: An electronic component module includes a substrate, a coil element provided in or on the substrate, and an IC element connected to the coil element, in which external terminals are provided on the substrate, the substrate includes a first region and a second region different region from the first region when the substrate is viewed in plan view, the IC element is provided in the first region, the external terminals are provided at least in the first region, the coil element extends across the first region and the second region, and the first region is a rigid region and the second region is more flexible than the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keito Yonemori
  • Patent number: 10546760
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device that includes a resin package sealing a semiconductor element and a pair of metal plates interposing the semiconductor element therebetween, in which each of the pair of metal plates is exposed at corresponding one of both surfaces of the resin package is disclosed. The method may include preparing an assembly in which the semiconductor element is connected to the pair of metal plates; setting the assembly in a cavity of a mold, wherein one metal plate is in contact with a bottom surface of the cavity and a space is provided above the other metal plate; forming the resin package by injecting a molten resin into the cavity so as to cover an upper side of the other metal plate, stopping the injecting of the molten resin with a part of the space on an upper side of the cavity unfilled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuya Kadoguchi, Yuuji Hanaki, Atsuko Yamanaka, Shou Funano, Satoshi Takahagi, Shingo Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10509926
    Abstract: A contactless payment device and method streams a sequence of magnetic-field pulses directly to two or three magnetic-stripe read heads of a point-of-sale terminal. Gaps between magnetic-field pulses are included in the signal to promote differentiation between different portions of the signal by different receiver channels in the point-of-sale terminal, and to encode additional information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhujie (Luke) Liu
  • Patent number: 10479128
    Abstract: A security document with unidirectional visual illumination is disclosed. A security feature is positioned within the document and not visible in normal ambient lighting conditions but becomes visible under specialized lighting conditions, for example in the presence of ultraviolet light. The security feature is constructible such that it is visible only from a single side of the security document, with the side being predeterminable regardless of the orientation of the specialized light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventor: Brett Barton Erickson
  • Patent number: 10474939
    Abstract: A dynamic transaction card that is manufactured using conductive plastic jumpers that will dissolve when in contact with a solvent used to tamper with the dynamic transaction card. Internal components of a dynamic transaction card may be manufactured using a synthetic or semi-synthetic organic material, such as, for example, plastics. These materials may be conductive to provide functionality to a dynamic transaction card, such as a connection between an integrated circuit and other card components such that when the materials dissolve, the connections are broken and the dynamic transaction card may be inactive due to the loss of various connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: David Wurmfeld, James Zarakas, Theodore Markson, Saleem Sangi, Tyler Locke, Kevin Kelly
  • Patent number: 10471761
    Abstract: A transaction card includes a first full thickness portion and a second, reduced thickness portion. Each of the first and second portions includes a top surface and an opposing bottom surface spaced from the top surface by a thickness of the card. The first, full thickness portion includes an extent of the card that remains exposed when the card is inserted into a pocket of a card-carrying case, and a feature deviating from a flat region along at least one of the top surface and the opposing bottom surface of the card. The feature is configured for tactile engagement to facilitate removal of the card from the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Herrington, Scott McClellan
  • Patent number: 10452967
    Abstract: A multi layered card embodying the invention includes an outer layer of an amorphous laser reactive copolymer material which is embossed with a selected pattern at a selected temperature which is above the glass transition temperature, Tg, of the copolymer and below its melting temperature, Tm. So embossed, the selected pattern is set in the copolymer layer, and its external shape cannot be changed from the embossed form to which it was set at the selected temperature, without destroying the selected pattern. The outer layer may be laminated with the other layers of the card and laser engraved before or after lamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: COMPOSECURE, LLC
    Inventors: John Herslow, Adam Lowe, Luis Dasilva
  • Patent number: 10426960
    Abstract: An antenna assembly includes a metal layer configured to emit linearly polarized electromagnetic energy to a receiving antenna implanted underneath a subject's skin; and a feed port configured to connect the antenna assembly to a signal generator such that the antenna assembly receives an input signal from the signal generator and then transmits the input signal to the receiving dipole antenna, wherein the antenna assembly is less than 200 um in thickness, and wherein the metal layer is operable as a dipole antenna with a reflection ratio of at least 6 dB, the reflection ratio corresponding to a ratio of a transmission power of the antenna assembly in transmitting the input signal and a reflection power seen by the antenna assembly resulting from electromagnetic emission of the input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Stimwave Technologies Incorporated
    Inventors: Chad David Andresen, Richard LeBaron, Laura Tyler Perryman
  • Patent number: 10406734
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a transaction card includes forming an opening in a card body of the transaction card; inserting an electronic component into the opening; and molding a molding material about the electronic component. A transaction card includes a molded electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: COMPOSECURE, LLC
    Inventor: Adam Lowe
  • Patent number: 10392502
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a cross-linkable polymer composition, a core layer for an information carrying card comprising such cross-linked composition, resulting information carrying card, and methods of making the same. A crosslinkable polymer composition comprises a curable base polymer resin in a liquid or paste form, and a particulate thermoplastic filler. The base polymer resin is selected from the group consisting of urethane acrylate, silicone acrylate, epoxy acrylate, urethane, acrylate, silicone and epoxy. The particulate thermoplastic filler may be polyolefin, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a copolymer of vinyl chloride and at least another monomer, or a polyester such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a compound or blend thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: X-CARD HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Mark A. Cox
  • Patent number: 10395157
    Abstract: A method for producing a smart card module arrangement includes: arranging a smart card module on a first carrier layer, wherein the first carrier layer is free of a prefabricated smart card module receptacle cutout for receiving the smart card module. The smart card module includes: a substrate; a chip on the substrate; a first mechanical reinforcement structure between the chip and the substrate. The first mechanical reinforcement structure covers at least one part of a surface of the chip. The method further includes applying a second carrier layer to the smart card module, wherein the second carrier layer is free of a prefabricated smart card module receptacle cutout for receiving the smart card module; and at least one of laminating or pressing the first carrier layer with the second carrier layer, such that the smart card module is enclosed by the first carrier layer and the second carrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Frank Pueschner, Thomas Spoettl, Jens Pohl, Peter Stampka
  • Patent number: 10384486
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for the production of a multi-layer data medium by the hot rolling under pressure of a plurality of superimposed layers (12) having security inscriptions. Marking rolling is carried out on at least one layer to be marked (12a) covered with a marking film (20, 21) bearing inscriptions (22) in vitrophany applied in contact with the layer to be marked, then the marking film is separated from the layer to be marked, the latter having the security inscriptions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Philippe, Didier Alberny-Sicard
  • Patent number: 10373044
    Abstract: A Non-transferable Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) assembly for attachment to an article comprises a RFID module; and a antenna module coupled with the RFID module, the antenna module comprising a conductive layer, a substrate, and an adhesive modification layer between the conductive layer and the substrate, the adhesive modification layer configured such that when the assembly is attached to the article and attempt to remove the assembly will cause the substrate to release and leave the conductive layer intact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Neology, Inc.
    Inventors: Joe Mullis, Steve Gonzalez, Emily Olanoff
  • Patent number: 10363769
    Abstract: A transaction card includes a first full thickness portion and a second, reduced thickness portion. Each of the first and second portions includes a top surface and an opposing bottom surface spaced from the top surface by a thickness of the card. The first, full thickness portion includes an extent of the card that remains exposed when the card is inserted into a pocket of a card-carrying case, and a feature deviating from a flat region along at least one of the top surface and the opposing bottom surface of the card. The feature is configured for tactile engagement to facilitate removal of the card from the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Herrington, Scott McClellan
  • Patent number: 10366320
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a dual-interface integrated circuit (IC) card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Christian Zenz
  • Patent number: 10360489
    Abstract: Approaches herein provide a transaction card with an ergonomic textured grip. In some approaches, a card includes a body having a first main side and a second main side, and an identification chip along the first main side of the body. The card may further include a textured grip along the second main side of the body, wherein the textured grip comprises a plurality of curvilinear grip elements extending in an undulating arrangement between a first end and a second end of the textured grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Herrington, Tyler Maiman, Stephen Schneider
  • Patent number: 10331994
    Abstract: A transaction card includes a card body that may comprise a card body comprising a ceramic material, the card body including a primary surface and a first mating surface. A card backer comprises a metallic material and includes a secondary surface and a second mating surface. A portion of the first mating surface and a portion of the second mating surface are coupled together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL RELATED SERVICES COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Troy Patrick Williams, Peter Bates
  • Patent number: 10325193
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments generally relate to a transaction card with a fabric inlay. The transaction card may include a housing component having a first housing surface opposite a second housing surface and an inlay component having a first inlay surface opposite a second inlay surface. The inlay and housing may be joined along the second inlay surface and the first housing surface. In addition, the first inlay surface may include a fabric material and a backer layer configured to support the fabric material of the first inlay surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Om J Suthar
  • Patent number: 10289946
    Abstract: A marine vessel hull includes an outer hull layer and an inner liner connected to the outer hull layer forming a cavity therebetween. A wireless identification device is contained within the cavity between the outer hull layer and the inner liner. The wireless identification device stores and wirelessly transmits at least one of a vessel identifier, manufacture information, and ownership information for the marine vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin R. Anderson, Miles F. Gathright
  • Patent number: 10251605
    Abstract: A flexible, body-mountable analyte sensing device includes a flexible substrate configured for mounting to skin of a living body. The sensing device additionally includes a sensor probe attached to the flexible substrate and configured to penetrate the skin such that a sensor disposed on the sensor probe can detect an analyte in interstitial fluid. The sensor probe can include an elongate extension of the flexible substrate. The sensor can be, for example, an electrochemical sensor or an optical sensor. The sensing device is configured to wirelessly indicate detected concentrations or other information about the analyte in the interstitial fluid. The flexible substrate of the sensing device is configured to be adhered or otherwise mounted to the skin in a manner that minimally impacts activities of the living body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Zenghe Liu, Brian Otis, Jaclyn Leverett Wasson, William James Biederman
  • Patent number: 10249061
    Abstract: Content creation and sharing integration techniques and systems are described. In one or more implementations, techniques are described in which modifiable versions of content (e.g., images) are created and shared via a content sharing service such that image creation functionality used to create the images is preserved to permit continued creation using this functionality. In one or more additional implementations, image creation functionality employed by a creative professional to create content is leveraged to locate similar images from a content sharing service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Zeke Koch, Gavin Stuart Peter Miller, Jonathan W. Brandt, Nathan A. Carr, Radomir Mech, Walter Wei-Tuh Chang, Scott D. Cohen, Hailin Jin
  • Patent number: 10223629
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a smart card module is provided. The smart card module may include an electronic circuit in or on a carrier, a smart card module contact layer, which is coupled to the electronic circuit and provides a plurality of smart card module contacts, a mirror layer on the smart card module contact layer, said mirror layer at least partly covering the smart card module contacts, and an optically translucent, electrically conductive oxide layer, which covers the mirror layer. The optically translucent, electrically conductive oxide layer includes a plurality of regions of different layer thicknesses for providing different color components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Thomas Spoettl, Frank Pueschner, Peter Stampka, Mathias Belzner, Ralph Domnick, Daniel Weiss
  • Patent number: 10196018
    Abstract: Electronic circuitry for mounting on articles, such as vehicles, is concealed by embedding the circuitry using at least an overlying polymeric material within a concealed embedded circuitry structure. The concealed embedded circuitry is capable of ready and effective application to an article and is capable of being retrofitted to articles after their fabrication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: AERO Advanced Paint Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. McGuire, Jr., Andrew C. Strange
  • Patent number: 10187119
    Abstract: A mobile communications terminal, namely a terminal of the type having a screen, at least one radio communications component and at least one wireless charging terminal. The terminal furthermore includes a component for transmitting an F2F signal by using the at least one wireless charging coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: INGENICO GROUP
    Inventors: David Naccache, German Ardila
  • Patent number: 10163052
    Abstract: An RF tag that includes an inlay (made of an IC chip and an antenna) and a housing that houses the inlay therein. Furthermore, the housing comprises a top cover that covers at least an upper surface side of the inlay, the top cover is made of a predetermined metal material, the top cover includes a cutaway that opens in the upper surface side of the inlay, and the top cover is electrically connected to the inlay to function as an auxiliary antenna of the inlay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Akamatsu, Hironaga Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10141543
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing an electronic device. An electronic device having excellent moisture blocking property and durability may be provided by the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoon Gyung Cho, Hyun Jee Yoo, Suk Ky Chang, Jung Sup Shim, Seung Min Lee
  • Patent number: 10127489
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a core layer for an information carrying card, resulting information carrying card, and methods of making the same. A core layer for an information carrying card comprises at least one thermoplastic layer having at least one cavity, an inlay layer, and, and a crosslinked polymer composition. At least one portion of the inlayer layer is disposed inside the at least one cavity of the at least one thermoplastic layer. The crosslinked polymer composition is disposed over the at least one thermoplastic layer and contacting the inlayer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: X-Card Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Mark A. Cox
  • Patent number: 10109109
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for inspecting a security document (10), the use of an augmented reality system (20) for inspecting a security document (10) as well as an augmented reality system (20). One or more first items of information of the security document (10) are captured by means of an augmented reality system (20), in particular a pair of smartglasses. The one or more first items of information are then checked by comparison with a database (40). Furthermore, one or more of the results of the check of the one or more first items of information are stored and/or one or more of the results of the check of the one or more first items of information are output by means of the augmented reality system (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: OVD KINEGRAM AG
    Inventors: Reto Karrer Walker, Andreas Schilling
  • Patent number: 10089569
    Abstract: A dynamic transaction card that is manufactured using conductive plastic jumpers that will dissolve when in contact with a solvent used to tamper with the dynamic transaction card. Internal components of a dynamic transaction card may be manufactured using a synthetic or semi-synthetic organic material, such as, for example, plastics. These materials may be conductive to provide functionality to a dynamic transaction card, such as a connection between an integrated circuit and other card components such that when the materials dissolve, the connections are broken and the dynamic transaction card may be inactive due to the loss of various connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: David Wurmfeld, James Zarakas, Theodore Markson, Saleem Sangi, Tyler Locke, Kevin Kelly
  • Patent number: 10058705
    Abstract: An antenna assembly includes a metal layer configured to emit linearly polarized electromagnetic energy to a receiving antenna implanted underneath a subject's skin; and a feed port configured to connect the antenna assembly to a signal generator such that the antenna assembly receives an input signal from the signal generator and then transmits the input signal to the receiving dipole antenna, wherein the antenna assembly is less than 200 um in thickness, and wherein the metal layer is operable as a dipole antenna with a reflection ratio of at least 6 dB, the reflection ratio corresponding to a ratio of a transmission power of the antenna assembly in transmitting the input signal and a reflection power seen by the antenna assembly resulting from electromagnetic emission of the input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Micron Devices LLC
    Inventors: Chad David Andresen, Richard LeBaron, Laura Tyler Perryman
  • Patent number: 10044412
    Abstract: A system and method in accordance with exemplary embodiments may include an attachment with a near field communication antenna, a secure element, a plug capable of connecting the attachment to an audio jack on a mobile device. Further, a system and method in accordance with exemplary embodiments may include receiving a payment initiation instruction from a customer, using a near field communication antenna, sending payment information to a point of sale device, using one or more computer processors, encoding data related to the payment as audio data, and transmitting the data related to the payment through an audio jack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas S. Poole, Paul Young Moreton
  • Patent number: 10032099
    Abstract: Weighted transaction cards and methods of manufacturing the same. The weighted transaction cards may include a metallic member that comprises at least a portion of a layer of the transaction card. The metallic member may be encapsulated and/or disposed in an opening of a surround to define an inlay. The inlay may be laminated with one or more additional layers according to traditional card manufacturing techniques (e.g., a hot lamination process). The weighted transaction cards may have a weight significantly greater than traditional plastic transaction cards such that the weighted transaction cards. The inlay may include an antenna for contactless or dual interface with transaction card readers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: CPI CARD GROUP—COLORADO, INC.
    Inventor: Barry Mosteller
  • Patent number: 10002319
    Abstract: A transaction card may comprise a first card component having an electrically conductive surface configured to receive an electrically applied coating. An electrically applied coating may be formed on the electrically conductive surface. The transaction card may be manufactured by forming a first card component having an electrically conductive surface configured to receive an electrically applied coating. The method may also include applying an electrically applied coating to the electrically conductive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Om J Suthar
  • Patent number: 9996784
    Abstract: A transaction card may comprise a first card component having an electrically conductive surface configured to receive an electrically applied coating. An electrically applied coating may be formed on the electrically conductive surface. The transaction card may be manufactured by forming a first card component having an electrically conductive surface configured to receive an electrically applied coating. The method may also include applying an electrically applied coating to the electrically conductive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Om J Suthar
  • Patent number: 9977941
    Abstract: Disclosed is a barcode scanner. The barcode scanner can include a scanning tower and a first reflector. The scanning tower can define a scanning window. The first reflector can be located within the scanning tower proximate an illumination source. The first reflector can be configured to redirect light towards into a scanning volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua Minter, Mark Allen Rambler
  • Patent number: 9965715
    Abstract: A dynamic transaction card that is manufactured using conductive plastic jumpers that will dissolve when in contact with a solvent used to tamper with the dynamic transaction card. Internal components of a dynamic transaction card may be manufactured using a synthetic or semi-synthetic organic material, such as, for example, plastics. These materials may be conductive to provide functionality to a dynamic transaction card, such as a connection between an integrated circuit and other card components such that when the materials dissolve, the connections are broken and the dynamic transaction card may be inactive due to the loss of various connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: David Wurmfeld, James Zarakas, Theodore Markson, Saleem Sangi, Tyler Locke, Kevin Kelly
  • Patent number: 9952365
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a conversion film configured on the electronic device. The conversion film includes a first regionalized polarizing film having at least two different polarization directions, a second regionalized polarizing film configured on the first regionalized polarizing film having at least one polarization direction, and an adhesive layer configured between the first regionalized polarizing film and the second regionalized polarizing film to bond the first regionalized polarizing film and the second regionalized polarizing film together. One of the polarization directions of the second regionalized polarizing film is same as one of the polarization directions of the first regionalized polarizing film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignees: XIAMEN TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaomin Liu, Ting Zhou, Poping Shen
  • Patent number: 9934458
    Abstract: An IC tag unit, for an instrument, which allows an IC tag into and from which instrument information, calibration information, inspection information, and the like can be written and read to be mounted to an instrument without affecting the IC tag by a metal portion of an instrument body, hindering visibility of a scale of the instrument, and further causing degradation due to dust, raindrops, or the like, and an instrument with the IC tag, are provided. An IC tag 11 having an IC chip 12 and an antenna 13, and mounting means configured to mount the IC tag to an instrument, are provided, and the instrument has scale increments and a pointer, and a transparent cover plate 53 that covers the scale increments 56a and the pointer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: KOBATA GAUGE MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Iwao Kobata, Yoshiyuki Nakai, Hisao Nakajima, Hajime Shimoide
  • Patent number: 9928456
    Abstract: Laminated cards with user interfaces are provided. The user interfaces can have enhanced tactile feel. In one embodiment, a card may be constructed to have a dual-layer user interface. In another embodiment, a card may be constructed to include a support structure. In yet another embodiment, a card may include a relatively soft material that covers at least a portion of the user interface. In yet another embodiment, a card may include a user interface that is fluidically coupled to a bladder. In a further embodiment, a card can include any combination of a user interface, which may be a dual-layer user interface, a support structure, a soft material that at least partially covers a user interface, and a bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: DYNAMICS INC.
    Inventors: Bruce S. Cloutier, James H. Workley, William T. Shepherd
  • Patent number: 9916580
    Abstract: An object that enables electronic commerce is disclosed where the object has a holographic image on security contacts. The security contacts may be in communication with a security element that provides security features. The contacts may be placed in predetermined locations but may be extended to create a complementary identifiable image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: Julian Schmidt, Dori K. Skelding, Kenneth Sippola
  • Patent number: 9898697
    Abstract: A support device, which supports a belt-shaped sheet wound around a hollow cylindrical shaft core so as to feed the belt-shaped sheet, includes a support shaft that is insertable into a hollow part of the shaft core, a frame that supports the support shaft, an antenna surface perpendicular to an axis line of the support shaft, and a loop antenna provided to the antenna surface. The shaft core includes a non-contact data carrier capable of at least one of storing and transmitting predetermined data. The loop antenna includes a loop unit coiled to define a loop surrounding the axis line. When the shaft core is seen through the loop antenna along the axis line, the loop unit is disposed in the vicinity of the shaft core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: LINTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaori Matsushita, Katsumi Katakura, Masayuki Narukawa, Kenichi Watanabe, Naoya Okamoto