Fluorescent, Phosphorescent, Radiation Emitting Patents (Class 235/491)
  • Patent number: 10981409
    Abstract: A credential with one or more security features is disclosed. The disclosed credential includes a windowed security feature. The windowed security feature is taught to include a mirror element positioned in proximity with a transparent window and a first photo-luminescent feature positioned relative to the transparent window and the mirror element such that the mirror element enhances a luminescence of the first photo-luminescent feature when viewed and illuminated through the transparent window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventor: Brett Barton Erickson
  • Patent number: 10984404
    Abstract: An application platform configurable for processing a plurality of retail-branded credit cards is provided. Embodiments include a configurable front end comprising a graphical user interface layer that is configurable to a specific one of a plurality of retail-branded credit cards and a backend layer comprising credit card functionality for directly performing credit card transactions associated with a specific one of the plurality of retail-branded credit cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Comenity LLC
    Inventors: David Nack, James Walz
  • Patent number: 10969892
    Abstract: A display panel comprises a light-emission elements array including a plurality of light-emission elements which corresponds to a plurality of pixel regions arranged in a display region; an encapsulating film covering the light-emission elements array; a touch sensor disposed over the encapsulating film; and a touch protective film covering the touch sensor, wherein the touch protective film includes a material containing core-shell structured particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jangryang Kim
  • Patent number: 10940712
    Abstract: An arrangement includes a component and a temperature-dependent, first fluorescent dye, which in a first state has a predetermined first color location and in a second state has a predetermined second color location different from the first color location, and which is disposed on the component or integrated in the component in such a way that the luminescent dye, in dependence on a temperature change acting on it, creates an optically recognizable color change from the first color location to the second color location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Oliver Weiss, Nadine Lampka
  • Patent number: 10902305
    Abstract: Various embodiments may include an identification device comprising: a data memory storing a piece of information containing an identification; a processor generating a signal indicating the piece of information; an optical-to-electrical energy converter supplying power for the processor and converting electromagnetic radiation from the surroundings into an electric current feeding the processor via a power connection; an output device with a data connection to the processor for transmitting the signal; and an executable program stored in the processor for reading an input signal transmitted via the power connection and superimposed on the electrical current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Rüdiger Knofe, Stefan Nerreter, Michael Niedermayer
  • Patent number: 10889133
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a liquid ejector configured to eject liquid droplets towards a medium. A particle delivery device is configured to deliver particles to the medium. The particles are configured to combine with at least some of the liquid droplets and change at least one property of the liquid droplets. The particle delivery device is configured to deliver the particles after or substantially simultaneously as the liquid droplets are ejected. A curing device is configured to cure the combination of the liquid droplets and the particles onto the medium. A controller is configured to independently control the liquid ejector and the particle delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Warren B. Jackson, Robert Street, Steven E. Ready
  • Patent number: 10886022
    Abstract: A medical device verification system for an extracorporeal photopheresis procedure comprises a reusable irradiation device comprising a UV light source and a scanner. A fluid circuit comprises a disposable cell suspension container having a photo-reactive label comprising an identifiable code. The identifiable code is unobscured when the label in a first state and is obscured when the label is in a second state. The irradiation step is performed by irradiating the disposable cell suspension container for a predetermined period of time at or above the threshold UV irradiation level. A second input is received from the scanner during the irradiation step, the second input comprising identification of a state of the label. A response action is provided if the first input comprises identification of the second state of the label and/or if the second input comprises identification of the first state of the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Fenwal, Inc.
    Inventors: Zahra R. Ali, Christopher J. Wegener, Tanima Jahan Abedin, Lan T. Nguyen, Brian C. Nelson, Nicole F. Young, Christian R. Bernard
  • Patent number: 10853712
    Abstract: A method of producing a 2D barcode on an article including a laser markable layer, wherein the 2D barcode includes a primary information pattern representing primary information, which can be read by a 2D-barcode-reader, and a secondary information pattern embedded within the 2D barcode, which is difficult to reproduce without alteration, includes a laser marking step of exposing the laser markable layer with an infrared laser thereby forming the secondary information pattern of the 2D barcode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: AGFA NV
    Inventors: Joseph Vander Aa, Fabienne Goethals, Rene Geelen
  • Patent number: 10782527
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to identify lenses of head-wearable apparatus are disclosed. Example glasses disclosed herein include a frame and an image generator coupled to the frame. A first lens is removably carriable by the frame. The first lens has a first identifier to provide a first code representative of a first optical characteristic of the first lens. The image generator is to project an image toward the first lens when the first lens is carried by the frame. A reader is to read the first code when the first lens is carried by the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: NORTH INC.
    Inventors: Nicolas Abele, Michel Olivieri, Gerard McGlew, Michel Combes
  • Patent number: 10755060
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a printed security mark comprises a random arrangement of printed LEDs and a wavelength conversion layer. During fabrication of the mark, the LEDs are energized, and the resulting dot pattern is converted into a unique digital first code and stored in a database. The emitted spectrum vs. intensity and persistence of the wavelength conversion layer is also encoded in the first code. The mark may be on a credit card, casino chip, banknote, passport, etc. to be authenticated. For authenticating the mark, the LEDs are energized and the dot pattern, spectrum vs. intensity, and persistence are converted into a code and compared to the first code stored in the database. If there is a match, the mark is authenticated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: NTHDEGREE TECHNOLOGIES WORLDWIDE INC.
    Inventors: Steven B. Roach, Richard A. Blanchard, Eric Kahrs, Larry Todd Biggs, Chye Kiat Ang, Mark D. Lowenthal, William J. Ray
  • Patent number: 10460220
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of storing data using one or more nucleic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventor: George M. Church
  • Patent number: 10384463
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a liquid ejector configured to eject liquid droplets towards a medium. A particle delivery device is configured to deliver particles to the medium. The particles are configured to combine with at least some of the liquid droplets and change at least one property of the liquid droplets. The particle delivery device is configured to deliver the particles after or substantially simultaneously as the liquid droplets are ejected. A curing device is configured to cure the combination of the liquid droplets and the particles onto the medium. A controller is configured to independently control the liquid ejector and the particle delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Warren B. Jackson, Robert Street, Steven E. Ready
  • Patent number: 10377162
    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: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Hydra Management LLC
    Inventors: Fred W. Finnerty, Kenneth E. Irwin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10304151
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to signal processing such as image processing, signal encoding, digital watermarking and data hiding. A sparse or dense digital watermark signal can be conveyed with a narrow-band absorption material corresponding to a center wavelength of a Point of Sale (POS) barcode scanner. The POS barcode scanner typically captures 2D imagery. Since the narrow-band absorption material absorbs over a narrow-band it is relatively imperceptible to the Human Visual System (HVS) but can be seen by the POS scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Kristyn R. Falkenstern, Alastair M. Reed, Vojtech Holub, Tony F. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10275626
    Abstract: A sheet body 30 includes first and second sheets 40 and 60 that transmit infrared radiation. A rear face of the first sheet 40 is opposed to a front face of the second sheet 60. An information code is marked on a front or rear face of the second sheet 60 by using an infrared absorbing material. The rear face of the first sheet 40 and the front face of the second sheet 60 are stuck together with a highly infrared transmitting adhesive. The front face of the first sheet 40 is marked with a pattern using an infrared transmitting material that is visible when visible radiation is irradiated onto the pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Takuya Kuji, Yuichi Machida, Takeshi Yamagishi, Kaname Kosugi, Jun Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10235543
    Abstract: A booster antenna structure for a chip card. The booster antenna structure includes a first electrical circuit, which forms a first resonant circuit, a second electrical circuit which forms a second resonant circuit, and a parallel coupling between the first electrical circuit and the second electrical circuit. The booster antenna structure is formed of a single wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Walther Pachler, Stephan Rampetzreiter, Harald Witschnig
  • Patent number: 10230152
    Abstract: An electronic package is provided, which includes: a substrate; at least an electronic element disposed on the substrate; an antenna structure disposed on the substrate; and an encapsulant formed on the substrate for encapsulating the electronic element and the antenna structure. Therein, the antenna structure has an extension portion and a plurality of support portions connected to the extension portion for supporting the extension portion over the substrate so as to save the surface area of the substrate, thereby meeting the miniaturization requirement of the electronic package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Hsien Chiu, Heng-Cheng Chu, Chien-Cheng Lin, Tsung-Hsien Tsai, Chao-Ya Yang
  • Patent number: 10175333
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dosimeter comprising a quantity of dosimetric material, the dosimeter being suitable for being irradiated and undergoing a dose measurement by EPR spectroscopy, the enclosure being made from a material not having a response in EPR spectroscopy or having a response different from the response of the dosimetric material after identical irradiation such that the signal of the material of the enclosure decreases as a function of time after irradiation of said material such that a period of time exists after irradiation at the end of which the material has no measurable signal, or a residual signal whose intensity is less than 5% of that measured after irradiation, and the dosimetric material has a constant EPR signal alter irradiation. The invention also relates to a method for measuring the dose absorbed by the dosimetric material contained in such a dosimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignees: Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire, COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Tristan Garcia, François Trompier
  • Patent number: 10111324
    Abstract: An electrical component has a flexible support element with a non-conductive base layer having conductor paths. The support element has a plurality of terminal regions with contact elements for making electrical connections to further electrical or electronic components. For direct contacting to a second electrical component provided with two slot-shaped contact openings, the flexible support element is folded in at least one terminal region to form two blade-shaped, sufficiently stiff contact elements rising from the support element, so that an electrical connection is achieved by pressing the folded contact elements into the slot-shaped contact openings of the second electrical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: JOHNSON ELECTRIC S.A.
    Inventor: Martin Koepsell
  • Patent number: 10076922
    Abstract: According to one aspect, the invention relates to a customizable document for producing a customized security document (10, 20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: SURYS
    Inventors: Alexandre Noizet, Valéry Petiton
  • Patent number: 10074573
    Abstract: Complimentary metal-oxide-semiconductor nanowire structures are described. For example, a semiconductor structure includes a first semiconductor device. The first semiconductor device includes a first nanowire disposed above a substrate. The first nanowire has a mid-point a first distance above the substrate and includes a discrete channel region and source and drain regions on either side of the discrete channel region. A first gate electrode stack completely surrounds the discrete channel region of the first nanowire. The semiconductor structure also includes a second semiconductor device. The second semiconductor device includes a second nanowire disposed above the substrate. The second nanowire has a mid-point a second distance above the substrate and includes a discrete channel region and source and drain regions on either side of the discrete channel region. The first distance is different from the second distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Seiyon Kim, Kelin J. Kuhn, Tahir Ghani, Anand S. Murthy, Annalisa Cappellani, Stephen M. Cea, Rafael Rios, Glenn A. Glass
  • Patent number: 9953253
    Abstract: An identity card, comprising a card body and a physical unclonable function arranged within the card body, wherein the physical unclonable function comprises a first light influencing layer and a second light influencing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: BUNDESDRUCKEREI GMBH
    Inventors: Olga Kulikovska, Manfred Paeschke, Walter Fumy, Frank Morgner
  • Patent number: 9864946
    Abstract: An example disclosed example includes a housing; a printed circuit board carried by the housing and including an antenna feed aperture; a logic circuit disposed on a first side of the printed circuit board, the logic circuit to generate blink data comprising pulses and data; an antenna disposed on a second side of the printed circuit board, the antenna in electrical communication with the logic circuit via the antenna feed aperture, the antenna configured to transmit the blink data; a dielectric potting material to protect the logic circuit; and a seal to cover the antenna feed aperture, the seal to prevent the dielectric potting material from entering the antenna feed aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: ZIH Corp.
    Inventor: Edward A. Richley
  • Patent number: 9852393
    Abstract: A method and system of managing a chain of custody for cannabis is provided that includes depositing one or more identification tags onto the surface of one or more cannabis seeds at a first custodian location, and depositing the identification tags onto the surface of one or more cannabis, wherein the cannabis plants are grown and matured from the cannabis seeds. The method and system further includes receiving the tagged cannabis plants at a second custodian location and extracting cannabinoids from the tagged cannabis plants, wherein the extracted cannabinoids include the one or more identification tags. In addition, the method and system further includes receiving the extracted cannabinoids at a third custodian location, wherein the extracted cannabinoids include the one or more identification tags which may be accumulated from all the prior custodians.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Walden
  • Patent number: 9792581
    Abstract: Techniques for improving efficiency of an inventory system are described. In an example, based on instructions of a computing management module of an inventory system, a trigger associated with reading a marker may be triggered. The marker may be attached with an item available from an inventory space and may encode information about the item. The marker may be configured to present, in response to receiving a non-visible light wavelength, a visible indication of an attachment location of the marker. Further, based on the instructions and at least in part on the trigger, a light source may emit the non-visible light wavelength. The emission of the non-visible light wavelength may cause the marker to respond with the visible indication of the attachment location. The visible indication may facilitate a read of the marker by a reader of the inventory system to trigger an inventory action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sergio Mendola, Henry C. Yan
  • Patent number: 9583491
    Abstract: Complimentary metal-oxide-semiconductor nanowire structures are described. For example, a semiconductor structure includes a first semiconductor device. The first semiconductor device includes a first nanowire disposed above a substrate. The first nanowire has a mid-point a first distance above the substrate and includes a discrete channel region and source and drain regions on either side of the discrete channel region. A first gate electrode stack completely surrounds the discrete channel region of the first nanowire. The semiconductor structure also includes a second semiconductor device. The second semiconductor device includes a second nanowire disposed above the substrate. The second nanowire has a mid-point a second distance above the substrate and includes a discrete channel region and source and drain regions on either side of the discrete channel region. The first distance is different from the second distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Seiyon Kim, Kelin J. Kuhn, Tahir Ghani, Anand S. Murthy, Annalisa Cappellani, Stephen M. Cea, Rafael Rios, Glenn A. Glass
  • Patent number: 9568421
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a security device, in particular, a multilayered security device. The multilayered security device includes a substrate layer having a first substrate. The substrate layer attaches to the product. The multilayered security device also includes a graphene layer. The graphene layer has a first continuous graphene sheet that is made of a monolayer of covalently-bonded carbon atoms. The graphene layer also forms, in response to exposure to a verification stimulus, a contrasting pattern with respect to an exposed substrate area from the substrate layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Damon B. Farmer, Dirk Pfeiffer, Joshua T. Smith
  • Patent number: 9509376
    Abstract: A server information handling system baseboard management controller (BMC) includes an NFC transceiver that communicates NFC signals through an NFC antenna structure. The BMC selectively configures the NFC antenna structure to isolate portions of conductive material for use as an antenna in non-NFC communications, such as wireless local area network communications (WLAN) at 2.4 or 5 GHz or wireless personal area network (WPAN) communications at 2.4 or 60 GHz. In one embodiment, WLAN and WPAN communications are encrypted with a key provided through NFC or other types of wireless communication, such as visible, infrared or ultraviolet light signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Syed S. Ahmed, I-Yu Chen, Minhazul Islam
  • Patent number: 9428792
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to nucleic-acid based product authentication and identification by determining authentication codes comprising target nucleic acids using oligonucleotide probes associated with samples. The presence of the authentication code is determined using detection methods, such as flow cytometric methods, capable of particle discrimination based on the light scattering or fluorescence properties of the particle. Target-correlated fluorescence signal, originating from a target nucleic acid hybridized to labeled complementary oligonucleotides is determined as an indicator of the presence of the authentication code. In some embodiments, an intercalating dye is used to determine the presence of target nucleotide/oligonucleotide heterodimers and identify an authentication code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: CertiRx Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas J. Mercolino, Amy McPherson, James Garber Rudulph, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9384320
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of storing data using one or more nucleic acids including converting a format of information into a plurality of bit sequences of a bit stream with each having a corresponding bit barcode, converting the plurality of bit sequences to a plurality of corresponding oligonucleotide sequences using one bit per base encoding, synthesizing the plurality of corresponding oligonucleotide sequences, and storing the synthesized plurality of corresponding oligonucleotide sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventor: George M. Church
  • Patent number: 9370741
    Abstract: A filter recognition system for use with an air purifier is provided. The air filter assembly or filter clip includes identification pins/taps which are read by the air purifier to determine the filter type. The filter recognition system adjusts the motor parameter based on the filter type. Additionally, the filter recognition system adjusts the filter timer to automatically communicate to a user the recommended time to change the filter based on the identified filter type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Sunbeam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonard Horey, Otha Richardson
  • Patent number: 9373515
    Abstract: The invention provides a novel conductive film and a multilayered conductive structure, comprising a plurality of metal nanowires arranged in clusters and having an average aspect ratio of least 100,000, optionally decorated by metal nanoparticles. It is also disclosed a process for preparation of a conductive film comprising metal nanowires by surfactant/template assisted method which involves the use of a precursor solution based on surfactant (such as CTAB), metal precursor (such as HAuC14 and AgN03) and reducing agent (such as metal borohydride or sodium ascorbate).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignees: RAMOT AT TEL-AVIV UNIVERSITY LTD, P.V. NANO CELL LTD.
    Inventors: Gil Markovich, Daniel Azulai, Tatyana Levi-Belenkova, Hagit Gilon, Fernando De La Vega, Ayala Kabla
  • Patent number: 9262709
    Abstract: An electronic card uses a magnetic stripe communication device in which either a horizontal magnetic field generator or a vertical magnetic field generator is selectively activated on a transaction specific basis as determined by the electronic card to transmit data to a magnetic reader to emulate a magnetic stripe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: PRIVASYS, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Foo, Ravi Bemra
  • Patent number: 9252214
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method to construct a device that includes a plurality of nanowires (NWs) each having a core and at least one shell. The method includes providing a plurality of radially encoded NWs where each shell contains one of a plurality of different shell materials; and differentiating individual ones of the NWs from one another by selectively removing or not removing shell material within areas to be electrically coupled to individual ones of a plurality of mesowires (MWs). Also disclosed is a nanowire array that contains radially encoded NWs, and a computer program product useful in forming a nanowire array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Brown University
    Inventors: Andre Dehon, Charles M. Lieber, John E. Savage, Eric Rachlin
  • Patent number: 9234131
    Abstract: A method of optical marking of products by either applying a composition including at least one lanthanide complex and a vehicle on at least part of a surface or a product, or incorporating a composition including at least one lanthanide complex and a vehicle into at least part of a product. The lanthanide complex is according to Formula I: [Ln(L)3]3?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Daniel Imbert, Marinella Mazzanti, Nicolas Wartenberg, Olivier Raccurt
  • Patent number: 9224810
    Abstract: Complimentary metal-oxide-semiconductor nanowire structures are described. For example, a semiconductor structure includes a first semiconductor device. The first semiconductor device includes a first nanowire disposed above a substrate. The first nanowire has a mid-point a first distance above the substrate and includes a discrete channel region and source and drain regions on either side of the discrete channel region. A first gate electrode stack completely surrounds the discrete channel region of the first nanowire. The semiconductor structure also includes a second semiconductor device. The second semiconductor device includes a second nanowire disposed above the substrate. The second nanowire has a mid-point a second distance above the substrate and includes a discrete channel region and source and drain regions on either side of the discrete channel region. The first distance is different from the second distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Seiyon Kim, Kelin J. Kuhn, Tahir Ghani, Anand S. Murthy, Annalisa Cappellani, Stephen M. Cea, Rafael Rios, Glenn A. Glass
  • Patent number: 9183481
    Abstract: An RFID transponder in one embodiment comprises a radio frequency (RF) transceiver, processing logic coupled to the RF transceiver, a switch coupled to the processing logic, a tunneling device coupled to the switch and a differential sensing circuit having a first input coupled to the tunneling device and a second input coupled to a predetermined reference voltage. In one embodiment, the tunneling device can discharge to a voltage below the predetermined reference voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Ruizhang Technology Limited Company
    Inventor: John Stephen Smith
  • Patent number: 9157863
    Abstract: Methods are presented for separating the effects of background doping density and effective minority carrier lifetime on photoluminescence (PL) generated from semiconductor materials. In one embodiment the background doping density is measured by another technique, enabling PL measurements to be analyzed in terms of effective minority carrier lifetime. In another embodiment the effective lifetime is measured by another technique, enabling PL measurements to be analyzed in terms of background doping density. In another embodiment, the effect of background doping density is removed by calculating intensity ratios of two PL measurements obtained in different spectral regions, or generated by different excitation wavelengths. The methods are particularly useful for bulk samples such as bricks or ingots of silicon, where information can be obtained over a much wider range of bulk lifetime values than is possible with thin, surface-limited samples such as silicon wafers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: BT IMAGING PTY LTD.
    Inventor: Thorsten Trupke
  • Patent number: 9128538
    Abstract: An optical film 40 includes a sheet-shaped base material 41; an information pattern including a plurality of marks 42 provided on one surface of the base material 41 and representing information regarding a position thereof on the optical film 40; and a sheet member 43 laminated on the surface of the base material 41 on which the information pattern is provided, so as to fill spaces between the plurality of marks 42. When visible light having a wavelength of 700 nm is transmitted through the information pattern in a thickness direction of the information pattern, a phase difference between light transmitted through each mark 42 and light transmitted through the sheet member 43 between the marks 42 is equal to or less than ?/6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Yamada, Yosuke Asai, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Takashi Yamada
  • Patent number: 9106847
    Abstract: A gloss effect image pattern is created on a recording medium having a first color by electronically creating a first electronic pattern ink, the first electronic pattern ink including a second color and including holes, the holes representing areas in the first electronic pattern ink wherein the second color is absent; electronically creating an electronic image region having a pattern; electronically painting, using the first electronic pattern ink, a background of electronic image region and the pattern of the electronic image region; electronically painting a predetermined portion of the holes within the electronic image region with a third color, the third color matching the first color of the recording medium; and rendering, using marking materials, the electronic image region on the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Miller, Edward N. Chapman
  • Patent number: 9100592
    Abstract: A gloss effect image pattern is created on a recording medium by electronically creating a first electronic pattern ink, the first electronic pattern ink including a first color and including holes, the holes representing areas in the first electronic pattern ink wherein the first color is absent; electronically creating a second electronic pattern ink using the first color and including filled holes, the filled holes of the second electronic pattern ink representing areas in the second electronic pattern ink filled with a second color, the second color being different than the first color; electronically creating an electronic image region; electronically painting, using the first electronic pattern ink, a background of the electronic image region; electronically painting, using the second electronic pattern ink, a foreground of the electronic image region; and rendering, using marking materials, the electronic image region on the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Edward N. Chapman
  • Patent number: 9088736
    Abstract: A gloss effect image pattern is created on a recording medium having a first color by electronically creating a first electronic pattern ink, the first electronic pattern ink including a second color and including holes, the holes representing areas in the first electronic pattern ink wherein the second color is absent; electronically creating a second electronic pattern ink using the second color and including filled holes, the filled holes of the second electronic pattern ink representing areas in the second electronic pattern ink filled with a third color, the third color matching the first color of the recording medium; electronically creating an electronic image region; electronically painting, using the first electronic pattern ink, a background of the electronic image region; electronically painting, using the second electronic pattern ink, a foreground of the electronic image region; and rendering, using marking materials, the electronic image region on the recording medium such that the electronic im
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Miller, Edward N. Chapman
  • Patent number: 9016562
    Abstract: Methods and systems read a machine identification code from a machine using a portable computerized device. Such methods and systems automatically sense current environmental conditions of the location and automatically calculate a current location-based environmental signature based on the current environmental conditions sensed by the sensors. Also, such methods and systems automatically compare the current location-based environmental signature with a previously stored location-based environmental signature to verify whether the machine identification code is in the correct location based on a similarity measure being above a predetermined threshold, using the processor. Such methods also display a machine identification validity message on a graphic user interface of the portable computerized device based on the process of verifying the machine identification code determining that the machine identification code is in the correct location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Gavan L. Tredoux, Peter J. Zehler, Premkumar Rajendran
  • Patent number: 9016559
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer program products are provided for arranging for shipping a package without the customer needing to generate or apply a shipping label, or any other information, to the package. In one embodiment, a system may comprise a carrier server and a carrier device. The carrier server may receive and store a smart code and shipping information associated with the package, which it may link together. The carrier device may capture the smart code from the package and send a request, including the smart code, to the carrier server for related shipping information. The carrier server may receive the request from the carrier device, retrieve the shipping information based on the smart code, and send the shipping information to the carrier device. The carrier device may receive the shipping information and generate a shipping label for the package based on the shipping information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Gillen, Mark S. Lewis
  • Patent number: 9004365
    Abstract: A card for use in secure transactions includes a card body having a first major surface and a second major surface; one or more groupings of a plurality of individual distinct symbols viewable from the first major surface, each individual distinct symbol comprising a single segment defining the individual distinct symbol that upon activation illuminates the respective individual distinct symbol; and a controller coupled to the plurality of individual distinct symbols. The controller is operable to produce a one-time password value and to selectively activate individual ones of individual distinct symbols to identify a sub-combination of the plurality of individual distinct symbols, thereby displaying an illuminated one-time password token for use in a secure transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: X-Card Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: John K. Bona, Mark A. Cox
  • Patent number: 9004352
    Abstract: A deposit management system is operable responsive to data read from data bearing records. The system is associated with financial funds depositories. Each depository can accept items, such as deposit bags. Each depository includes a bar code reader that can read data from a bar code label that is located on a deposit bag. The system allows merchants to preregister a deposit before performing the deposit. A preregistered deposit is linked with a deposit identifier in a data store. The deposit identifier can be represented in a bar code. If the system determines that a depository read a bar code having a deposit identifier that corresponds in the data store to a preregistered deposit, then that depository is operated to automatically unlock its deposit entry door to permit the deposit. The system also allows merchants to review their deposit history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Diebold Self-Service Systems division of Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: H. Thomas Graef, J. Richard Hanna, Randall W. Jenkins, Robert V. Artino, Rodney J. Reese, Mark A. DePietro, Steven R. Davis, Michael A. Meffie
  • Publication number: 20150048156
    Abstract: There is disclosed by the present invention a method of generating a marker to distinguish between genuine and counterfeit goods by applying to surfaces of items, articles, goods, vehicles, fabrics and/or premises, the method includes: applying at least one coding to the surface, where the coding is applied randomly such that the coding provides a unique pattern when subjected to a particular type of stimulus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: SMARTWATER TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Michael Cleary
  • Patent number: 8950684
    Abstract: Identification marking systems and methods are disclosed. A symbolic surface cover comprises coded information. The symbolic surface cover shows a first image thereof in response to a first electromagnetic excitation and a second image thereof comprising the coded information in response to a second electromagnetic excitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Dallas S. Scholes, Karen M. Etzkorn, Eric P. Oman
  • Patent number: 8950679
    Abstract: The invention relates to improvements in security substrates for security documents. The security substrate has at least two sets of regions having a machine detectable characteristic, in which only a first set of regions is applied to a first surface of the substrate. At least two sets of regions together form a machine readable code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: De La Rue International Limited
    Inventors: James Peter Snelling, Fern Dowdall
  • Patent number: 8944337
    Abstract: Various embodiments of RFID switch devices are disclosed herein. Such RFID switch devices advantageously enable manual activation/deactivation of the RF module. The RFID switch device may include a RF module with an integrated circuit adapted to ohmically connect to a substantially coplanar conductive trace pattern, as well as booster antenna for extending the operational range of the RFID device. The operational range of the RFID switch device may be extended when a region of the booster antenna overlaps a region of the conductive trace pattern on the RF module via inductive or capacitive coupling. The RFID switch device may further include a visual indicator displaying a first color if the RFID switch device is in an active state and/or a second color if the RFID switch device is in an inactive state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Neology, Inc.
    Inventors: Joe Mullis, Sheshi Nyalamadugu