Conductive Patents (Class 235/492)
  • Patent number: 11562075
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a secure booting method, apparatus, device for an embedded program and a storage medium. The method includes: when a boot program is running, acquiring data of an application program, including signature information, public key information, parameter information, encrypted data, and a digital check code; performing signature check according to the signature information; performing integrity check according to the digital check code if the signature check passes; and performing data decryption according to the public key information and the parameter information if the integrity check passes. The present disclosure may improve information security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qingbin Li, Dekun Chen
  • Patent number: 11562770
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a disk device includes a housing, recording medium, a magnetic head, an internal wireless communication device, and an internal component. The housing has an internal space. The internal wireless communication device generates at least either of: an electric signal representing information to be written to the recording medium, the electric signal corresponding to light, a magnetic field, or an electric field generated by an external wireless communication device; and light, a magnetic field, or an electric field toward the external wireless communication device, the light, the magnetic field, or the electric field corresponding to an electric signal representing information read from the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ELECTRONIC DEVICES & STORAGE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taichi Okano, Masahide Takazawa, Jai Liu, Nobuhiro Yamamoto, Kota Tokuda
  • Patent number: 11562343
    Abstract: A mobile wireless communications device communicates with a terminal including a first NFC device, the terminal being capable of receiving data from a provisioning server. The mobile wireless communications device includes a housing, a wireless transceiver carried by the housing, a second NFC device carried by the housing, a memory carried by the housing, a display carried by the housing, and a processor carried by the housing and coupled to the wireless transceiver, the second NFC device, the memory, and the display. The processor is configured to implement a digital wallet including user cards, receive from the terminal, via the second NFC device, a blank user card including user data fields, and fill the user data fields of the blank user card to define a completed user card and send the completed user card to the provisioning server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Ravi Singh, Neil Patrick Adams, Geoffrey Wendell Macgillivray
  • Patent number: 11562155
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a microcontroller includes a processor, and a signal path that allows a signal conforming to an ISO7816 standard to be transferred between a card reader and a secure element without intervention of the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ELECTRONIC DEVICES & STORAGE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshimi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11556264
    Abstract: A system is provided including a first server storing a first data file for a first user, a second server storing a second data file for a second user, a first data card of the first user registered with the first server and locally storing a portion of the first data file, and a second data card of the second user registered with the second server and associated with the second data file. The first data card detects a pairing gesture between the first and second data cards, and in response, establishes a peer-to-peer connection between the data cards. The first data card subsequently detects a transfer gesture between the first and second data cards, and in response, transmits the portion of the first data file from the first data card to the second data card over the peer-to-peer connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Kiran Pulla, Mohan Beela
  • Patent number: 11556658
    Abstract: Provided is a process that includes: obtaining a first request by a first program associated with a first sub-partition of a first partition of a tamper-evident data store of a decentralized computing platform to read data stored in either (i) a second sub-partition of the first partition of the tamper-evident data store of the decentralized computing platform, or (ii) a second partition of the tamper-evident data store of the decentralized computing platform; determining with a subset of peer computing nodes of a set of peer computing nodes that the first program is authorized to read from the second sub-partition or the second partition; and in response to the determination, causing the requested data to be read from the second sub-partition or the second partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Schvey, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Schvey, Abhaar Gupta, Fahad Riaz, George Rabanca
  • Patent number: 11539822
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing comprising a front plate facing a first direction, a rear plate facing a second direction opposite to the first direction, and a side member configured to enclose a space between the front plate and the rear plate, a display panel having a first surface viewed through the front plate, a cover panel coupled to a second surface of the display panel and positioned at an inner area of the display panel, the cover panel comprising a hole formed adjacent to a first edge of the display panel, and a sensor comprising a light receiving portion positioned to correspond to a position of the hole of the cover panel, and a light emitting portion positioned at an outer area of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyeongsoon Park, Jeonggyu Jo, Beomju Kim, Heeseok Jung, Hyunseok Kim, Jungsik Park, Sunghyup Lee, Hoyeong Lim
  • Patent number: 11528143
    Abstract: An automated identity verification computing device, system and method receives an encrypted renewal request from a user computing device including a biometric value, a digital passport object identifier, and request data. The computing device, system and method retrieves trusted biometric data based on the digital passport object identifier from an identity database, determine a verification score based on the trusted biometric data and the biometric value, and generates a renewal package including the verification score, the digital passport object identifier, and the request data. The computing device, system and method transmit the renewal package to a sponsoring authority computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Matthew Wease, Regan E. Harmon, William Raymond Bowie, Christopher T. Scholl
  • Patent number: 11521034
    Abstract: Wait times at ATMs may undermine the utility of these self-service machines. ATMs are configured to provide faster self-service kiosks that allow users to quickly perform common financial transactions. However, it has been increasing common for users to have to wait on a line to access an ATM. Apparatus and methods are provided for a smart card that stages transactions by capturing the amount, pin and other necessary information on the smart card itself, before the user begins interacting with the ATM. Information captured by the smart card may be transferred to ATM when the smart card is inserted into ATM. The user does not provide the ATM with any additional information after inserted the smart card into the ATM, thereby improving the transaction processing efficiency of the ATM and enhancing user satisfaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Saurabh Gupta
  • Patent number: 11521448
    Abstract: A method includes: reading, by a tile lifter, a radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag within a floor tile that is locked to a support structure; comparing, by the tile lifter, a personal identification number (PIN) of the RFID tag to an access code within the tile lifter; determining, by the tile lifter, a match between the PIN of the RFID tag and the access code; and actuating, by the tile lifter and in response to the determining the match, an actuator in the floor tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Colin Ian Holyoake, Michael James Bettle-Shaffer, Graham Jon Eames, Maurice Francis Gray
  • Patent number: 11507157
    Abstract: An information handling system may include a processor, an interface configured for hot-insertion of information handling resources, and a management controller configured to provide out-of-band management of the information handling system. The management controller may be configured to: receive a first notification that an information handling resource has been hot-removed from the interface; and in response to the first notification, disable power to the interface to prevent initialization of an information handling resource that is hot-inserted at the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Srinivas Giri Raju Gowda, Syama Sundar Poluri
  • Patent number: 11509172
    Abstract: A wireless charging system concurrently charges several wireless devices within a shielded chamber acting as a hollow electromagnetic waveguide. Electrically conductive walls of the chamber create transverse modes that support longitudinal propagation of the electromagnetic field along the waveguide with no diminution of the energy flux density due to the inverse-square law. A transmitting antenna located inside the chamber emits an electromagnetic field that excites one or more transverse modes of the waveguide. An absorptive lid absorbs the electromagnetic field to minimize reflections that could excite longitudinal modes. Each wireless device includes a whisker antenna that receives part of the electromagnetic field for charging a battery. Due to the spatial uniformity of the electromagnetic field, the wireless devices charge with high efficiency regardless of their positions, ensuring they all charge at a similar rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: CHAIRGE LLC
    Inventor: Alexander T. Farkas
  • Patent number: 11501282
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the application disclose a method and apparatus for paying a fare. When a user takes a public transit means, the user terminal establishes an NFC connection with the fare-collecting device of the public transit means, the user terminal transmits the encrypted account ID of the user to the fare-collecting device, and the fare-collecting device may request a server to deduct the fare from the account of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: ADVANCED NEW TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hong Zhang, Jun Wu, Jiankang Sun
  • Patent number: 11501129
    Abstract: An antenna structure comprises an impedance matching part, a first conductive structure and a second conductive structure. The first conductive structure with a first length along a first direction is coupled to a first side of the impedance matching part and has a plurality of first polygon conductive structures, each of which is coupled to each other through a first conductive element. The second conductive structure with a second length along a first direction is coupled to a second side of the impedance matching part and has a plurality of second polygon conductive structures, each of which is coupled to each other through a second conductive element, wherein the second length is larger than the first length. The first and second polygon conductive structures are protrusion toward the second direction. In one embodiment, the antenna structure can be applied on an object having metal housing or liquid contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Securitag Assembly Group Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Kai-Jun Liang
  • Patent number: 11494603
    Abstract: A wearable article, system, and method includes a structure configured to enclose a body part, a first antenna, in a first position on or within the structure, tuned to communicate according to a wireless communication modality through air, a second antenna, in a second position on or within the structure, tuned to communicate according to the wireless communication modality through the body part, the first antenna being tuned differently than the second antenna, and a transceiver, operatively coupled to at least one of the first antenna and the second antenna, configured to communicate with an external antenna via the at least one of the first and second antennas according to the wireless communication modality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Holli Pheil
  • Patent number: 11487908
    Abstract: A memory controller, which manages a memory device, receives a memory command. The memory controller determines whether the memory command is encrypted. Upon determining that the memory command is encrypted, the memory controller performs a decryption function corresponding to the memory command. Conditioned on the performance of the decryption function resulting in a successful decryption of the memory command, the memory controller performs an operation on a memory location corresponding to a memory address included in the memory command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Macronix International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chun-Lien Su
  • Patent number: 11489554
    Abstract: A system includes a switch of an electric power distribution system, the switch being configured to receive data and to transmit data, and the system includes a controller configured to communicatively couple to the switch. The controller is configured to create a software defined network by instructing the switch to transmit data to a location, and the controller is configured to generate a set of keys and to provide the set of keys to the switch to enable the switch to communicate data via a Media Access Security (MACsec) communication link, a MACsec key agreement (MKA) connectivity association, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin Gordon, Duane C. Skelton
  • Patent number: 11487980
    Abstract: Devices and methods for recharging an embedded battery in a smart card, including a control method implemented by a smart card (CD1) including a rechargeable battery (8). The control method may include operations for processing a transaction (TR1) with a terminal (T); receiving during this transaction a predetermined transaction command requiring a processing time, by the smart card, long enough to allow a recharging of the battery to at least a first predetermined threshold charge level; and, upon detection (S32) of this transaction command, triggering the recharging of the battery (8) by using a power supply delivered by the terminal (T) to reach at least the first predetermined threshold charge level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: IDEMIA FRANCE
    Inventors: Ludovic Martin-Martinasso, Aissa Waknioun
  • Patent number: 11487958
    Abstract: Systems and methods monitor loading of cargo onto a transport vehicle to avoid incorrect cargo loading incidents. A wireless monitoring device positioned near an access port of a cargo hold of the transport vehicle receives a tracking identifier of a wireless tracking tag attached to a logistic container containing the cargo as the logistic container is conveyed into the cargo hold. An alert is generated by the wireless monitoring device when the tracking identifier is not listed in a manifest listing identifiers of wireless tracking tags attached to logistic containers expected to be loaded into the cargo hold. Within the cargo hold, the wireless tracking tags may also exchange their tracking identifiers such that any one of the wireless tracking tags may determine, by counting, when less than a target threshold number of wireless tracking tags are present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventors: Hendrik J. Volkerink, Ajay Khoche
  • Patent number: 11481748
    Abstract: The present invention includes: a plurality of terminal devices configured to wirelessly communicate with a balance storage medium; and a settlement control device that is communicably connected to each of the plurality of terminal devices. The settlement control device includes an update instruction distribution unit that distributes, to each of the terminal devices, balance update instruction information including a balance update instruction and an update instruction identification number corresponding to the balance update instruction. The terminal device includes an update control unit that performs balance update processing corresponding to the balance update instruction on the basis of a comparison between an update instruction identification number that has been acquired from the balance storage medium and that is recorded in the balance storage medium, and the update instruction identification number included in the balance update instruction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeo Ohno
  • Patent number: 11478383
    Abstract: An absorbent article has one or more fluid filter layers to inhibit electrode traces from being exposed to low volumes of fluid to reduce the number of false positives that are indicated by an RFID tag of the incontinence detection pad. An antenna inlay has a sacrificial trace portion to permit testing for proper operation of an RFID chip electrically coupled to the antenna inlay. After testing, the sacrificial trace portion is severed. A fluid barrier layer blocks fluid from reaching portions of electrode traces that are located on a backsheet outside a periphery of an absorbent core of an incontinence detection pad. The power at which an antenna transmits to wirelessly energize a passive RFID tag of an incontinence detection pad is controlled to reduce the number of false positives indicated by the RFID tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan S. Severns, James D. Voll, Brett A. Knittle, Gavin M. Monson, John V. Harmeyer, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Frank E. Sauser, Joseph T. Canter, Yongji Fu, Kirsten M. Emmons, David L. Ribble, Neal Wiggermann, John D. Christie, Dan R. Tallent, Marwan Nusair, Edward J. Koors
  • Patent number: 11477008
    Abstract: A message processing request is received from a channel partner device, where the message processing request includes a ciphertext message encrypted in a trusted execution environment (TEE) of a service provider device based on a service processing request that includes a plaintext message of the ciphertext message, and where the service processing request requests at least a portion of the plaintext message to be sent to a target user. A first smart contract deployed in a blockchain of the blockchain network is invoked using a TEE of a blockchain node of a blockchain network. The ciphertext message is decrypted based on the first smart contract to obtain the plaintext message. The plaintext message is sent to an operator device to forward the at least a portion of the plaintext message to the target user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Alipay (Hangzhou) Information Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ge Jin, Jiawei Liu, Chenkan Shen, Chifei Zhang, Fansheng Kong
  • Patent number: 11475267
    Abstract: A booster antenna for enabling ID information, code information, or the like to be reliably and easily read from an IC card or the like with a portable terminal without bringing the IC card or the like directly close to the portable terminal. The booster antenna includes: an inner coil wound twice into a circular shape; an outer coil surrounding the outer side of the inner coil and wound twice into a rectangular shape; and a terminal-side coil wound four times into a circular shape. One end of the inner and outer coils are electrically connected to each other. The diameter of the inner coil is 93% or more of the short sides of the outer coil. The booster antenna includes a connection cord connecting the other end of the inner coil and one end of the terminal-side coil and electrically connecting the other end of the outer coil and the other end of the terminal-side coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Norimitsu Hirata
  • Patent number: 11477881
    Abstract: To protect memory cards, such as SD type cards, and similar devices from Electrostatic Discharge (ESD), the input pads of the device include points along their edges that are aligned with correspond points on a conductive frame structure mounted adjacent the input pad to form a spark gap. The input pads are connected to a memory controller or other ASIC over signal lines that include a diode located between the input pad and the ASIC and a resistance located between the input pad and the diode. The resistance and diode are selected such that an ESD event at an input pad triggers a discharge across the spark gap before it is transmitted on to the ASIC, while also allowing a high data rate for signals along the signal line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: SanDisk Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Albert Wallash, Shajith Musaliar Sirajudeen, John Thomas Contreras
  • Patent number: 11475436
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a security code of an electronic stored value card are disclosed. A computer implemented method may include receiving a request for a security code of an electronic stored-value card, calculating the security code by a security code provider, providing a calculated security code of the electronic-stored value card in response to the request for a security code, and eliminating the calculated security code from all databases of the security code provider. A system may include a computer device of a provider of a security code of an electronic stored-value card, the computer device to receive a request for a security code of the electronic stored-value card, to calculate the security code, to provide the calculated security code in response to the request for a security code, and to eliminate the calculated security code from the computer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Blackhawk Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Tushar Vaish, Manoj K. Kannembath
  • Patent number: 11468427
    Abstract: Disclosed are exemplary embodiments of systems and methods for providing contactless payment at a point-of-sale (POS) terminal associated with a merchant, without local, direct communication of the POS terminal with a payment device. One exemplary method includes receiving a selection of a modified contactless payment option for a transaction at the POS terminal. In response, the POS terminal presents a detail for the transaction and receives a transaction setup message from a payment network. The transaction setup message includes a credential for a payment account associated with the consumer. An authorization request for the transaction is then generated, which includes the payment account credential, a merchant ID of the merchant, and an amount of the transaction. The POS terminal then transmits the authorization request to the payment network, via an acquirer associated with the merchant, thereby initiating the transaction without interacting locally and/or directly with the payment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventor: James David Lorenz
  • Patent number: 11467203
    Abstract: A method that is disclosed that includes the operations outlined below. Dies are arranged on a test fixture, and each of the dies includes first antennas and at least one via array, wherein the at least one via array is formed between at least two of the first antennas to separate the first antennas. By the first antennas of the dies, test processes are sequentially performed on an under-test device including second antennas that positionally correspond to the first antennas, according to signal transmissions between the first antennas and the second antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventors: Mill-Jer Wang, Ching-Nen Peng, Hung-Chih Lin, Sen-Kuei Hsu, Chuan-Ching Wang, Hao Chen
  • Patent number: 11455635
    Abstract: A method for enrolling a holder of a biometric transaction device includes the following step: storing at least one biometric pattern in the device. The method further includes the following steps: a) providing the holder with a portable, mobile power connector, configured to trigger the storing; b) and/or activating the biometric pattern, the activation being carried out in response to or in association with a successful authentication of the holder. A corresponding system is also enclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: THALES DIS FRANCE SAS
    Inventors: Pierre Souchon, Laurent Leloup, Frédéric Martinez
  • Patent number: 11457005
    Abstract: The invention includes delivering and monitoring digital content distributed to correctional facility inmates, giving supervisory authorities the ability to screen the incoming digital content. Digital content can include email, and stored and steamed video content, and can be scanned for keywords by supervisory authorities before delivery to an inmate. A computer kiosk can be used by inmates to view and record digital video content. A portable player is provided to inmates which can be used to play, and in some embodiments record, digital content. The player is issued to a particular inmate, and can only be used with respect to that particular inmate's digital content. The kiosk, and in some embodiments, the player, can be used to shop for items available at a store, for example a commissary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Ryan Jacob Shapiro
  • Patent number: 11455506
    Abstract: Provided are foldable transaction cards with a living hinge. In some approaches, a transaction card may include a body including a first main side opposite a second main side, wherein an identification chip is coupled to the body, and wherein a living hinge connects a first section of the body and a second section of the body. The living hinge may extend between the first and second main sides of the body, wherein the first and second sections of the body are pivotable about the living hinge between a stowed configuration and a deployed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Maiman, Kathryn Tikoian, Bryant Yee
  • Patent number: 11443158
    Abstract: A location designation RFID tag for use in a storage facility includes an inlay, a first layer disposed on a first side of the inlay and having a first thickness, and a second layer disposed on a second side of the inlay. The first layer has a first thickness and the second layer has a second thickness. The inlay includes substrate, an antenna disposed on the substrate, and an integrated circuit disposed on the substrate. The location designation RFID tag may be easily and non-invasively placed and relocated on a floor of a storage facility in a manner that mitigates, and likely resolves, the issues experienced by known RFID tags when placed on a floor. Utilizing an inlay having a long, thin antenna, reduces the overall thickness of the location designation RFID tag, which allows layers to be disposed on the inlay that include a sufficient thickness to improve durability, mitigate detuning, and allow movable devices to readily pass over the location designation RFID tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: A-1 PACKAGING SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Kenneth F. Schoening
  • Patent number: 11443292
    Abstract: A transaction card is provided for communicating with a computing device. The transaction card may comprise a computer interface device, at least one memory, at least one processor, and a card reader module. The card reader module configured to receive, from the computing device through the computer interface device, a first data packet comprising a request associated with a transaction, the first data packet being compatible with an interface protocol. The card reader module may process the first data packet to generate a second data packet compatible with the payment authentication protocol; provide the second data packet to the processor; receive, from the processor, a third data packet comprising a response to the request; process the third data packet to generate a fourth data packet based on the response, the fourth data packet compatible with the interface protocol; and transmit, to the computer interface device, the fourth data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Timur Sherif, Matthew Kloster, Tao Lin, Kevin Osborn
  • Patent number: 11443160
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and systems for laser turning and attaching RFID tags to products. Such methods and systems may include a memory and a processor coupled to the memory. The methods and systems may include determining a characteristic of a conductive trace on a substrate to be incorporated into an item to configure a tag performance in view of at least one of a dielectric property or a tuning property of the item. The methods and systems may further include a laser to alter the conductive trace on the substrate to have the characteristic to define an antenna for the tag. The methods and systems may further include an attaching device configured to attach a communications enabled device to the substrate so as to form an electrical connection between the communications enabled device and the antenna to form the tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Steve E. Trivelpiece, Adam S. Bergman, Amin Shahidi, George H. West, Bjoern Petersen, Joäo Vilaça, Gopal Chandramowle, Carlos Gomez Garcia, Melwyn F. Sequeira
  • Patent number: 11445627
    Abstract: A resin card medium which has a substrate having electronic components mounted thereon and has sophisticated flatness and smoothness realized without providing any layer having holes for absorbing thicknesses of the electronic components; and a method for manufacturing a resin card medium. A resin card medium laminated body before pressing is prepared by laminating, on a first plastic finishing sheet, a substrate having one electronic component or two or more electronic components installed on one side of the substrate, with the one side, on which the electronic component or electronic components are installed, facing upward, and laminating, on the substrate, mixed paper constituted of plastic fibers and plant fibers, and by subjecting the resin card medium laminated body to hot pressing at a temperature which is a softening point or more of the plastic fibers and less than a melting point of the plastic fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignees: SHOEI PRINTING CO., LTD., TOMOEGAWA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Nakata, Hideki Moriuchi
  • Patent number: 11443125
    Abstract: A waste management system comprising a garbage bin for receiving rubbish and acting as a collection (14) point, an application used to notify a rubbish collector that the rubbish is ready for collection (14), the application being associated with an individual and wirelessly connected to a server, characterized in that identification means are provided to enable the application to track the route of the collected rubbish through one or more stages as the rubbish is transferred from the collection (14) point to a disposal point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Terra Phoenix Sdn. Bhd.
    Inventors: Ching Seong Tan, Hin Yong Wong, Erfan Hajimohammadhosseinmemar, Tien Sing Au Yong
  • Patent number: 11436467
    Abstract: An asset identification tag having an adhesive region proximate a first end of the tag that has an adhesive disposed on at least a portion of a surface thereof, an extension region proximate a second end of the tag that has a radio-frequency identification (RFID) transponder disposed within the extension region, and an indicator disposed between the extension region and the adhesive region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignees: VANGUARD IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS, INC, ASSETVUE, LLC
    Inventors: Sean Wm. Cotter, Alan J. Neves, John Lindquist, Greg Sawka, Richard O. Warther
  • Patent number: 11438766
    Abstract: A method is disclosed. The method includes receiving, by a user device from an access device, an available applications request message. The available applications request message includes an access device type identifier. The method also includes determining whether an association exists between the access device type identifier and one or more application identifiers of a plurality of application identifiers stored on the user device. The plurality of application identifiers respectively correspond to different applications on the user device. The method also includes transmitting, by the user device, to the access device, based in part on whether the association exists, an available applications response. The available applications response includes the one or more application identifiers of the plurality of application identifiers associated with the access device type identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Gavin Shenker, Brian Sullivan, Christian Aabye, Hao Ngo
  • Patent number: 11436420
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification (RFID) system first interrogates, in a first mode, one or more particular target zones of the plurality of target zones including a given target zone. Each particular target zone is interrogated with one of the antennas at a time at a first power for the particular target zone. The RFID system monitors, upon first interrogating, for a trigger condition to occur. In response to the trigger condition not occurring, the RFID system continues the first interrogation in the first mode. In response to the trigger condition occurring, the RFID system second interrogates the given target zone in a second mode at a second power with a plurality of the antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Steve Edward Trivelpiece, Adam S. Bergman, Eric Floyd Riggert, Manuel A. Soto
  • Patent number: 11438168
    Abstract: A server application may request an authentication token from an authentication token provider on behalf of a client application instance. An application instance public key of a client application instance may be received at the server application, in which the application instance public key belongs to an application instance public-private key pair of the client application instance. An authentication token request is generated at the server application, in which the request includes the application instance public key of the client application instance and is signed with a server application private key of a server application public-private key pair that belongs to the server application. The authentication token request is sent by the server application to an authentication token provider to request an authentication token for use by the client application instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Engan, Douglas McDorman, James Latham, Vikash Kodati
  • Patent number: 11436463
    Abstract: A transaction card is disclosed. The transaction card may include a first card component of non-plastic card material having a thickness of no more than about 0.3 mm, a second card component of composite fiber material having a thickness of no more than about 0.3 mm, and an adhesive for affixing the first layer and second layer together. The non-plastic card material may be selected from a group including wood, bamboo, steel, copper, aluminum, silver, gold, platinum, granite, marble, and slate and the composite fiber material may include at least one of a glass fiber composite, a carbon fiber composite, or a natural fiber composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Carl Alexander Cepress, Elwin Ching Yee Ong
  • Patent number: 11436461
    Abstract: An electronic transaction card communicates with an add-on slot of an intelligent electronic device. The add-on slot may be a memory card slot. The intelligent electronic device may be a mobile phone or other device with or without network connectivity. The electronic transaction card may have magnetic field producing circuitry compatible with magnetic card readers, smartcard circuitry, other point-of-sale interfaces, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Kepler Computing Inc.
    Inventors: Siva G. Narendra, Thomas N. Spitzer, Prabhakar Tadepalli
  • Patent number: 11437331
    Abstract: A chip structure is provided. The chip structure includes a semiconductor substrate. The chip structure includes a first dielectric layer over the semiconductor substrate. The chip structure includes a first conductive layer over the first dielectric layer. The chip structure includes a second dielectric layer over the first conductive layer and the first dielectric layer. The chip structure includes a first conductive via passing through the second dielectric layer, the first conductive layer, and the first dielectric layer and electrically connected to the first conductive layer. The chip structure includes a second conductive via passing through the second dielectric layer and the first dielectric layer. The chip structure includes a first conductive pad over and in direct contact with the first conductive via. The chip structure includes a second conductive pad over and in direct contact with the second conductive via.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chih-Fan Huang, Mao-Nan Wang, Hui-Chi Chen, Dian-Hau Chen, Yen-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 11422637
    Abstract: A sensing system for a computer input device. The sensing system comprises an actuator to attach to a key top or button. The actuator is moveable along an axis or hinged. The sensing system further comprises a biasing element to exert a biasing force on the actuator directed along the axis. The sensing system further comprises an actuator motion sensor associated with the actuator. The actuator motion sensor comprises a passive resonant circuit configured to be moved by the actuator and having a resonant frequency, an active resonant circuit configured to excite the passive resonant circuit at the resonant frequency, a sensor driver to drive the active resonant circuit with an RF drive signal at the resonant frequency, and a detector to detect a level of RF signal from a driven actuator motion sensor for sensing a position and/or velocity of the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: SONUUS LIMITED
    Inventors: James Hastings Clark, John Michael McAuliffe, Archibald J. Clark
  • Patent number: 11416693
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a wireless-tag writing apparatus counts the number of bits indicating a predetermined binary value of bits included in a first bit string to be written to a wireless tag. Further, the wireless-tag writing apparatus determines, in accordance with the counted number of bits, a second bit string indicating a unique serial number of the first bit string. Further, the wireless-tag writing apparatus determines the second bit string to issue tag information in which the number of bits indicating the predetermined binary value of all bits of the first bit string satisfies a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shigeaki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11417162
    Abstract: An circuit includes a first inductive coil and a second inductive coil each including a plurality of metal traces. The first and second inductive coils are each configured to receive a first signal from an electromagnetic field and generate respective first and second output voltages. Each of the first inductive coil and the second inductive coil are configured to inductively couple to the electromagnetic field. A first circuit element is configured to receive the first output voltage and generate a first response at a first power level of the first output voltage. A second circuit element is configured to receive the second output voltage and transition to an active state to perform one or more functions when the second output voltage exceeds a second power level. The first and second power levels are related to movement of the first and second inductive coils through the electromagnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: X-Card Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Mark A. Cox
  • Patent number: 11408974
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electronic component for the bunched emitting and/or receiving of radar signals. For this, the electronic component comprises: a semiconductor chip, which is embodied to emit and/or to receive the radar signal by means of a primary radiator, and a support, on whose surface the semiconductor chip is arranged for electrical contacting. According to the present disclosure, the surface of the support has at least a first step embodied in such a manner that the radar signal in the case of the emitting and/or receiving is bunched approximately perpendicularly to the surface of the support. In this way, the electronic component-of the present disclosure is suited especially for those applications of radar based distance measurement, which benefit from bunched emitted and received radar signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: ENDRESS+HAUSER SE+CO. KG
    Inventors: Winfried Mayer, Martin Hitzler
  • Patent number: 11410158
    Abstract: Aspects described herein may allow for method of detecting when a payment card is in a retail establishment by establishing communication between the payment card and a real-time position tracking system; determining whether one of a plurality of accounts linked to the payment card has been used in one or more prior purchasing transactions in the retail establishment; detecting, movement of the payment card with respect to the individual carrying the payment card while the payment card is in a carrying device carried by the individual; and providing, by the payment card, haptic feedback and visible feedback to the individual carrying the payment card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Goodsitt, Austin Walters, Galen Rafferty
  • Patent number: 11403504
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments generally relate to transaction card constructions, and particularly, to a two-piece transaction card construction. Disclosed embodiments include a generally planar first card component including a first surface and a generally planar second card component including a second surface wherein the first card component is separate from the second card component. In disclosed embodiments, for example, the generally planar first card component and the generally planar second card component may be configured such that one forms a cavity and the other forms an inlay component configured to be seated within the cavity. In other embodiments the generally planar first card component and the generally planar second card component may be configured such that one forms a container and the other forms a lid configured to close the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Stern, Makiko Taniguchi, Dan Makoski, Lin Yang, Carl Cepress, Austin Anderson, Jason Deperro, Elwin Ching Yee Ong
  • Patent number: 11397864
    Abstract: Provided is a system, method, and multi-positional switch using a passive wireless tag to communicate with a wireless tag reader. The wireless tag including: a first set of one or more half-antennas; a second set of one or more half-antennas; and a first set of two or more wireless chips and an electrical contact connected to an open end of each of the wireless chips, each of the wireless chips including data stored thereon, and when one of the electrical contacts completes an antenna circuit including one of the first set of half-antennas and one of the second set of half antennas, the wireless tag reader energizes the completed antenna circuit and the completed antenna circuit transmits the data stored on the wireless chip connected to the electrical contact that is completing the antenna circuit to the wireless tag reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel John Vogel, Keiko Katasuragawa, Omid Salehi Abari
  • Patent number: 11392189
    Abstract: Antenna and power control electrical circuits are configured for use with an initialization antenna for activating and personalizing an electronic core for electronic cards. When the antenna receives an RF signal, it turns on the power and redirects additional signals to a CPU. If the signal is validated, personalization information can be downloaded or self-diagnostic QC software can be activated; if a signal is not validated, the control circuits are reset. Once initialization is completed, the antenna control circuit is deactivated, and the power control circuit electrically connects the batter to the CPU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: INTERACTIVE CARDS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Scruggs, Uwe Trueggelmann