Conductive Patents (Class 235/492)
  • Patent number: 11189767
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a display apparatus using a semiconductor light emitting device and a manufacturing method therefor and, more specifically, to a display apparatus using a semiconductor light emitting device. The display apparatus according to the present invention comprises: a wiring board which comprises a wiring electrode; a conductive adhesive layer which covers the wiring electrode; and a plurality of semiconductor light emitting devices which are coupled to the conductive adhesive layer and are electrically connected to the wiring electrode, wherein the conductive adhesive layer is applied in a patterned form on each electrode of the semiconductor light emitting devices such that a plurality of adhesive regions are provided spaced apart from each other on the wiring board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hwanjoon Choi, Kyoungtae Wi
  • Patent number: 11189416
    Abstract: A coil component comprising a coil conductor layer wound on a plane, an outer-circumferential lead-out conductor led out on the same plane as the coil conductor layer from an outer-circumferential end of the coil conductor layer, and an inner-circumferential lead-out conductor led out on the same plane as the coil conductor layer from an inner-circumferential end of the coil conductor layer. The coil component further comprises a branch conductor disposed to branch from at least one of the outer-circumferential lead-out conductor and the inner-circumferential lead-out conductor, and extending on the same plane as the coil conductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoichi Nakatsuji, Kosuke Ishida, Ryo Okura
  • Patent number: 11188973
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for alerting an individual is described. A determination as to whether an individual is within a sensing area of a first device is made. The first device may be configured to provide information about a product on a shelf on which the first device is attached. In response to determining that the individual is within the sensing area, a determination as to whether to notify an occurrence of the determination that the individual is within the sensing area of the first device to at least one second device is made. In response to determining to notify, a notification may be transmitted to the at least one second device that the individual is within the sensing area of the first device. An alert may be triggered at the at least one second device based upon the transmitted notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: RTC Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Eugene Bynum, Bradley Thomas Johnson
  • Patent number: 11178950
    Abstract: A handbag, backpack or luggage with an incoming call reminding function, comprising: an incoming call reminding device equipped inside a handle of the handbag and used for sensing an incoming call signal of a mobile phone nearby and reminding by vibrating. The incoming call reminding device having a battery, mainboard, vibration motor and a cable, wherein the vibration motor receives the signal transmitted by the mainboard and vibrates to alert when the mobile phone has an incoming call. There may be at least one cavity (which may be in an inner padding material) and holds the incoming call reminding device inside of a handle or backpack strap. The vibration motor, mainboard and battery may be placed separately and substantially in a line, to keep in a narrow space inside of the handle or strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventor: Li Zhijian
  • Patent number: 11176540
    Abstract: A method for performing a card-to-card direct contactless transaction between a first active smart card and a second active smart card, each comprising an active near-field communication (“NFC”) reader. The method may include activating the first active smart card by receiving input of a personal identification number (“PIN”) on a keypad located on the first active smart card, verifying the PIN and further receiving input of a transaction amount on the keypad. The method may further include initiating a wireless NFC communication to perform the transaction by positioning the first active smart card within a pre-determined distance to the second active smart card and confirming accuracy of each of the first and second active smart card using the active NFC reader to retrieve card ID data and confirm accuracy. Following confirming, the method may include completing the transaction using the first active smart card and a payment network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Saurabh Gupta
  • Patent number: 11176542
    Abstract: A dual-pin payment instrument is provided. The payment instrument may provide a user access to funds made donated to the user. The payment instrument may include a first set of credentials that provide access to funds/credit owned by the user. The payment instrument may include a second set of credentials that provide access to funds/credit donated to the user. To an onlooker, use of the payment instrument may not appear any different than typical payment instrument use. However an ability to access donated funds/credit may provide the user access to the donated funds/credit in a respectful manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Katherine Dintenfass, Tamara S. Kingston
  • Patent number: 11168799
    Abstract: A valve body (4) for a valve assembly (2) is proposed. The valve body (4) comprises a valve seat (96) which can be accessed by means of an opening (86). A plurality of threaded holes is provided around the opening (86). A plurality of first studs (22a-c) is arranged, in portions, in the threaded holes in order to arrange a valve drive. At least one second stud (24) comprises an electronic data carrier (26) for contactless identification of the valve seat (96). A portion of the second stud (24) is arranged in one of the threaded holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: GEMUE Gebr. Mueller Apparatebau GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft
    Inventors: Peter Stier, Juergen Wagner
  • Patent number: 11164169
    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 user's to have to wait on 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: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Saurabh Gupta
  • Patent number: 11164064
    Abstract: An RFIC module is provided that includes an RFIC and an impedance matching circuit connected to an RFIC side first terminal electrode, an RFIC side second terminal electrode, an antenna side first terminal electrode and an antenna side second terminal electrode. The impedance matching circuit includes a first inductor, a second inductor, a third inductor, and a fourth inductor, and a conductor pattern that configures the first inductor, the second inductor, the third inductor, and the fourth inductor as a single coil-shaped pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Noriyuki Ueki
  • Patent number: 11165466
    Abstract: A wearable device with integrated RFID or NFC chipset, includes: a microchip for management and encryption of radio-frequency communications in RFID or NFC standards; at least one antenna, including metal coils to transmit/receive signals in RFID or NFC standards and/or metal coils to generate the electric current required for operation; a memory chip for storing data and encryption keys, manageable by the microchip; a wearable object, integrating the components of the device; a reversible closing buckle for the wearable object, associated with the opposite ends of the coils of the antenna. The buckle can determine in the coils a point of discontinuity, capable of reversibly inhibiting the respective transmission/reception functions of signals in RFID or NFC standards and of generating electric current via electromagnetic induction, thereby preventing unauthorized transmission by the microchip of the data and of the encryption keys of the same, contained in the memory chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: GUIDI FRANCESCO S.R.L.U.
    Inventors: Francesco Guidi, Fabrizio Martinelli, Marco Magnarosa, Alessandro Scata'
  • Patent number: 11157791
    Abstract: An arrangement of a RFID label (100), the RFID label comprising a chip (3), an antenna (1) coupled to the chip, an RFID inlay (6), and an antenna extender label (7), the antenna extender label being attached to the RFID inlay, and comprising an extender antenna (8), and a RF coupling element (9) arranged to couple with the antenna. At least part of the antenna extender label is attached removably to the RFID inlay such that the extender antenna is detachable from the RFID label without destroying the transmission capability of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: CONFIDEX OY
    Inventors: Juha Virtanen, Heikki Ahokas
  • Patent number: 11160161
    Abstract: Electronic device includes a housing including a conductive portion, an antenna module disposed in an inner space of the housing and including printed circuit board (PCB) disposed in the inner space, including a first surface and a second surface facing a direction opposite to the first surface, at least one antenna element disposed on the first surface of the PCB or near the first surface in the PCB, a wireless communication circuit disposed on the second surface and configured to transmit and/or receive a radio signal through the at least one antenna element, a protective member disposed on the second surface of the PCB to surround at least partially the wireless communication circuit, and a conductive shielding layer disposed on the protective layer, and a conductive member connected to the conductive portion of the housing and facing the conductive shielding layer of the antenna module at least in part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventors: Seunghan Seo, Jongpill Lee, Changwon Jang
  • Patent number: 11157901
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are secure transaction systems having secure elements that are initialized and activated independent from each other. The secure element is first initialized to make the secure element turn to a state in which the secure element can be packaged, sold within retail stores, and then injected with encryption keys. The initialization process of the secure element formulates the secure element to ensure trust between the secure elements and secure element activation servers. The process of independently initializing and activating the secure elements while still addressing the security protocols allows the secure element to be packaged and sold within retail stores after initialization, and then activating the secure element at a later date and time when the secure element is ready to be used by a merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: DREAM PAYMENTS CORP.
    Inventors: Long Van, Sergey Nekipelyy
  • Patent number: 11153428
    Abstract: An exemplary system, method, and computer-accessible medium can include, for example, storing on a first device a digital tag, the tag configured to be associated with at least one application on a second device, such that receipt of the tag on the second device launches the application on the second device; and emitting from the first device to a second device the digital tag; wherein the application on the second device is configured to launch in a special state when the second device is in at least one state from a pre-determined list of states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Rule, Paul Moreton, Wayne Lutz
  • Patent number: 11151437
    Abstract: A transaction card includes at least one metal layer having one or more apertures therein. A light guide is disposed beneath the metal layer. The light guide has a light output and a light input. The light output is positioned to transmit light through at least the one or more apertures of the metal layer. At least one LED is positioned to transmit light into the light guide light input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: COMPOSECURE, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Lowe, John Esau
  • Patent number: 11140867
    Abstract: A tracking tag is disclosed that includes an identification tag fashioned from virgin paper, a pocket fashioned from the identification tag or adjacent the identification tag, the pocket housing a radio frequency identification (RFID) chip, and a laminate layer encasing the identification tag and pocket. A method of fashioning the tracking tag is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Microtraks, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Jordan Fregeau
  • Patent number: 11138396
    Abstract: This invention is for tracking at least one plant. A method of this invention comprises: putting at least one seed or at least one stem in a corresponding at least one pot; positioning a corresponding at least one RFID tag with respect to the seed or stem in a manner, wherein the RFID tag comprises a strap; packaging a harvested material into a packaged product and attaching the RFID tag from the potted plant, or a product RFID tag that is associated with the plurality of tags to the packaged product; confirming a request for authorization by a RFID buy card; and after confirming ID information, transferring at least one product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: METRC LLC
    Inventors: Dilek Dagdelen Uysal, Jeffrey Lane Wells
  • Patent number: 11138395
    Abstract: Example embodiments of systems, methods, and devices for transaction card alignment are provided. In one example embodiment, a mobile device may include a first component and a second component foldable with respect to one another between a first configuration and a second configuration. The mobile device may further include a screen interface on an interior side of the first component, and an alignment feature along the interior side, the alignment feature providing alignment for a contactless card with respect to the screen interface, wherein the contactless card is uncovered by the second component in the first configuration and covered by the second component in the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Rule, Rajko Ilincic, Colin Hart
  • Patent number: 11140723
    Abstract: A patch on interposer (PoINT) package is described with a wireless communications interface. Some examples include an interposer, a main patch attached to the interposer, a main integrated circuit die attached to the patch, a second patch attached to the interposer, and a millimeter wave radio die attached to the second patch and coupled to the main integrated circuit die through the interposer to communicate data between the main die and an external component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Telesphor Kamgaing
  • Patent number: 11132594
    Abstract: Example embodiments of systems and methods for card production are provided. A card may include processing circuitry including a chip and memory. The card may include one or more antennas in communication with the chip. The card may include a first layer of material aligned within a perimeter of the card via laminate encapsulation. The first layer of material may comprise a non-rectangular shape. The first layer of material may be offset with a shape of the card. The first layer of material may be in communication with the chip. The first layer of material may comprise at least one selected from the group of steel, tungsten, titanium, or any combination thereof. The card may be compliant with one or more form factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Herrington, Suzanne Parker, Adrian Garner, Lin Ni Lisa Cheng
  • Patent number: 11132592
    Abstract: Approaches herein provide a transaction card including an interchangeable ID chip. In some approaches, a transaction card may include a body having a first main side opposite a second main side, a first side opposite a second side, and a first end opposite a second end. The transaction card may further include an insert extending within a cutout section of the body, wherein the cutout section extends towards a center of the body from the first side or the second side, and wherein the insert includes an identification chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Maiman, Max Miracolo
  • Patent number: 11126907
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an RFID tag assembly, the method comprising: providing a mounting base made of an electrically conductive material; providing a passive mount-on-metal RFID tag, the RFID tag comprising an IC chip and an antenna provided on one side; mounting the RFID tag on the mounting base with said one side of the RFID tag coupled to the mounting base, to form an RFID tag-mounting base sub-assembly; providing a mold tool comprising a mold cavity shaped to form a cover of the RFID tag assembly and locating the RFID tag-mounting base sub-assembly within the mold cavity; and delivering a substantially RF transparent material in a molten state into the void between the mold tool and the RFID tag-mounting base sub-assembly and allowing the material to cool into a solid state to form a cover over the RFID tag-mounting base sub-assembly, such that the mounting base and the cover together encapsulate the RFID tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Spa Track Medical Limited
    Inventor: Martin Stanley Johnson
  • Patent number: 11120321
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of communications and, particularly to a visual card and an operating method for the visual card; the visual card includes a main control module, an antenna module, a power management module, a displaying module and a signal converting module; the main control module is connected to all of the antenna module, the power management module, the displaying module and the signal converting module, the signal converting module is connected to the antenna module; the main control module is configured to communicate with an external card read device via the antenna module, update and store key information; the main control module is further configured to monitor an exit signal according to an electronic signal input by the signal converting module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: FEITIAN TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhou Lu, Huazhang Yu
  • Patent number: 11121467
    Abstract: A semiconductor device package is provided that incorporates an antenna structure within the package through use of three-dimensional additive manufacturing processes. Embodiments can provide semiconductor device packages that are thinner than traditional device packages by depositing specific metal and dielectric layers within the package in desired positions with precision that cannot be provided by other manufacturing techniques. Further, embodiments can provide antenna geometries and orientations that cannot be provided by other manufacturing techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: NXP USA, INC.
    Inventors: Jinbang Tang, Zhiwei Gong, Betty Hill-Shan Yeung, Michael B. Vincent
  • Patent number: 11112982
    Abstract: A processing device initializes a drive strength value of a storage device in an electronic device to a first level. The processing device detects an operation to be performed on the storage device and executes the operation. The processing device monitors a bit error rate occurring in the storage device as a result of executing the operation and determines if the bit error rate satisfies a threshold value. In response to determining that the bit error rate satisfies the threshold value, the processing device increases the drive strength value of the storage device to a second level and re-executes the operation at the increased drive strength value of the storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Deping He, David A. Palmer
  • Patent number: 11115376
    Abstract: Implementations of the present specification provide a method and device for handling a multi-tenant request. A request to access an application from a user device is received, wherein the request includes a user identifier and request data. Tenant information corresponding to the user identifier is determined based on a mapping relationship between the user device and a tenant. Type information of the application is determined based on the request data. A first identifier of the application is extracted from the request data based on the type information of the application. The first identifier is modified to a second identifier based on the tenant information. A new request is determined based on the second identifier. The new request is sent to the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xinyu Jia
  • Patent number: 11109796
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments relate to a skin-adherable electronic device including a semiconductor circuit unit including a circuit element including an electrode and an interconnect, and a semiconductor device including an insulating layer and an active layer; and a flexible patch that can adhere to skin and including a plurality of through-holes, wherein the insulating layer includes a plurality of through-holes corresponding to the plurality of through-holes of the flexible patch, and a method of manufacturing the same. When the active layer is made of a piezoelectric material, the electronic device may be used as a skin sensor that can acquire skin deformation and/or elasticity information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: AMOREPACIFIC CORPORATION, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jiyeon Han, Han-Wool Yeun, Eunjoo Kim, Jeehwan Kim
  • Patent number: 11108769
    Abstract: Introduced here are cryptobionic implants designed for implantation within a human body that are capable of facilitating an identity authentication and/or an intent validation process. These cryptobionic implants can be designed to be cryptographically secure. For example, a cryptobionic implant may include a processor configured to encrypt data residing in an internal storage and a transponder configured to transmit the encrypted data to a reader device located outside of the human body for decryption. The reader device (or some other electronic device) may be able to verify the identity of the individual in whom the cryptobionic implant is implanted based on the decrypted data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: VivoKey Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Amal Eli Graafstra
  • Patent number: 11105121
    Abstract: An exemplary credential input device includes a mounting plate, a pivot pad, a sensor, an input device, and a controller. The pivot pad is pivotably mounted to the mounting plate, is biased to a home position, and is operable to pivot to each of a plurality of pivoted positions. The sensor is mounted to the pivot pad such that the sensor moves with the pivot pad, and is configured to generate information relating to an orientation of the sensor. The input device operable to move the pivot pad from the home position to each of the plurality of pivoted positions, thereby altering the orientation of the sensor. The controller is in communication with the sensor, and is configured to determine an inputted code based upon information received from the sensor, to compare the inputted code to an authorized code, and to issue a command in response to the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Subashchandra G. Rai, Taukeer Ansari, Jineesh Kunnoth, Vishwas N. Moolimani
  • Patent number: 11106582
    Abstract: A device includes first and second buffers fillable with contents of memory locations. A selection circuit is configured to select a filling mode between simultaneous filling of the buffers and sequential filling of the buffers. In some examples, the device can be a system on a chip that includes a non-volatile memory and a processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS (GRENOBLE 2) SAS
    Inventor: Gerald Briat
  • Patent number: 11083365
    Abstract: A loop antenna module used in a capsule-type endoscope comprises: a feed portion substrate including a pair of coupling pads provided on a surface; and a loop antenna body including a loop antenna substrate coupled to the feed portion substrate, a pair of coupling pads provided on a surface of the loop antenna substrate and capacitively coupled to a further pair of coupling pads provided in the feed portion substrate, and a conductive wire extended from the pair of coupling pads provided on the surface of the loop antenna substrate to have a spiral pattern, wherein the loop antenna substrate, the pair of coupling pads and the conductive wire provided in the loop antenna substrate are formed of a transparent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation, Chosun University
    Inventors: Youn Tae Kim, Se Woong Kim, Jong Jin Baek
  • Patent number: 11087316
    Abstract: An electronic tag to be authenticated by a system in an authentication phase includes a tag memory. The tag memory stores an encryption key and an information table. The information table has a specific storing attribute quantified with a predetermined value, and is read according to the predetermined value by the system after the authentication phase. The encryption key is derived from the predetermined value, and decrypted by the system in the authentication phase for authentication of the electronic tag. A system and method for securing an electronic tag is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: TAIWAN DEVELOPMENT & CONSTRUCTION CO.
    Inventor: Jim Tung-Hai Chow
  • Patent number: 11087196
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an installation assembly (1), an instrument (2) and an installation method for a radio frequency identification tag. The installation assembly (1) comprises a first housing unit (11) mounted on the instrument (2) and a second housing unit (14) snapped-fitted with the first housing unit (11) to form a receiving space for receiving the radio frequency identification tag (13). The radio frequency identification tag (13) can be easily installed on the instrument (2) by snapping-fitting the first housing unit (11) with the second housing unit (14), thereby effectively enhancing installation efficiency and reliability of the radio frequency identification tag (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: XERAFY (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Linlin Huang, Zhijia Liu
  • Patent number: 11074489
    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: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Saurabh Gupta
  • Patent number: 11074575
    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: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: ADVANCED NEW TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hong Zhang, Jun Wu, Jiankang Sun
  • Patent number: 11076295
    Abstract: A remote management method and a device, where the method includes receiving, by a subscription manager-data preparation (SM-DP+) server, a first identifier from a local profile assistant (LPA), searching for, by the SM-DP+ server, a remote profile management command corresponding to the first identifier, generating, by the SM-DP+ server, a first digital signature according to the first identifier and the remote profile management command, and sending the first digital signature and the remote profile management command to an embedded universal integrated circuit card (eUICC) using the LPA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ziyao Cheng, Shuiping Long, Qiang Yi, Linyi Gao
  • Patent number: 11073645
    Abstract: A temperature sensor includes a solar cell, and a thermochromic resin covering the solar cell and having a light transmittance changeable according to a temperature change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Okumura, Ryoma Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 11068770
    Abstract: Connection bridges (CBR) for dual-interface transponder chip modules (TCM) 200 may have an area which is substantially equal to or greater than an area of a contact pad (CP) of a contact pad array (CPA). A given connection bridge may be L-shaped and may comprise (i) a first portion disposed external to the contact pad array and extending parallel to the insertion direction, and (ii) a second portion extending from an end of the first portion perpendicular to the insertion direction to within the contact pad array (CPA) such as between C1 and C5. The connection bridge may extend around a corner of the contact pad array, may be large enough to accommodate wire bonding, and may be integral with a coupling frame (CF) extending around the contact pad array. The transponder chip modules may be integrated into a smart card (SC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Féinics AmaTech Teoranta Lower Churchfield
    Inventors: David Finn, Mustafa Lotya
  • Patent number: 11062191
    Abstract: Provided are approaches for removing an identification chip of a transaction card using a tear element. In some approaches, the transaction card may include a body, the identification chip coupled to the body, and the tear element disposed between the identification chip and the body. The tear element is operable to decouple the identification chip from the body when the tear element is pulled or otherwise moved away from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Maiman, Abdelkader M'Hamed Benkreira, Brendan Way
  • Patent number: 11062312
    Abstract: The disclosure generally describes computer-implemented methods, software, and systems, including a method for placing a card into a usable state. A biometric input is received for a user to which a card has been issued by an entity. The card has an operational mode of an unusable state that has been previously identified by the entity for a particular PAN. The particular PAN is invalidated for use in further data exchanges using the card. The biometric input is received by an electronic controller embedded in the card. A determination is made that the biometric input matches one of one or more stored biometric profiles of users authorized to use the card. Based on the determining, a new PAN is activated for the card. The new PAN is usable in further data exchanges of the card. The operational mode of the card is modified to a usable state by the electronic controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: Milos Dunjic, Perry Aaron Jones Haldenby, Arthur Carroll Chow, Het Anand Patel, Casey Lyn Doyle, Yubing Liu, Anthony Haituyen Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11055710
    Abstract: A payment processing system may be integrated with a centralized virtual currency issuing and transaction processing system to provide a standardized and more efficient virtual currency that can provide easier tracking of and use of a consumer's virtual currency balance. The payment processing system may implement a network communications systems that may allow the payment processing system to obtain additional consumer, merchant and transaction information for a transaction by data fields transmitted in a network header portion of a network communications protocol packet. The additional information may be stored and cross-referenced to provide greater transaction tracking data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventor: Quan Wang
  • Patent number: 11055596
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a chip card is provided by electroconductive connecting of a chip module to a chip-card body having at least one electrical contact area. The method includes adhesively connecting the chip module to the chip-card body by a thermoplastic, electroconductive elastomeric material such that the chip module is conductively connected to at least one electrical contact area of the chip-card body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT MOBILE SECURITY GMBH
    Inventor: Johannes Bader
  • Patent number: 11056439
    Abstract: An optically readable chip ID is provided to an imprintable material that is formed as a last level of an integrated circuit (IC) chip using nanoimprint lithography. The nanoimprint lithography process provides an array of indentations into the imprintable material that is typically arranged in a hexadecimal pattern. The hexadecimal pattern includes one or more optically readable characters which combine to encode chip location identification data. The chip location identification data identifies a unique location of the product chip on a wafer prior to dicing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel Piper
  • Patent number: 11055593
    Abstract: Methods and systems disclosed herein may communicate information, such as alerts and notifications, to a cardholder via a color-changing transaction card. In particular, the cardholder may configure one or more thresholds that establish when a transaction card may change colors. For instance, a transaction card may change colors at, or while approaching, a first threshold. The transaction card may change colors at, or while approaching, a second threshold. When the cardholder's balance goes below the thresholds, the transaction card may revert back to the lower threshold color or the original color of the transaction card. Using the techniques described herein a financial institution may convey information to a cardholder in a way that does not require the cardholder to digital engage with the financial institution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Timur Sherif, Cara Weikel, Steve Blanchet, Kevin Osborn
  • Patent number: 11055595
    Abstract: An RFID device is provided with a substrate and a plurality of RFID components associated to the substrate. The substrate is initially provided in a substantially planar configuration, with the RFID components being associated to the substantially planar substrate. After the RFID components have been associated to the substrate, the substrate is folded at at least one fold line to give the substrate and resulting RFID device a non-planar structure. All or portions of at least two of the RFID components are associated to portions of the substrate that are present in different planes, which may include portions of the substrate that are oriented in generally parallel planes or at an angle to each other. By such a non-planar, three-dimensional configuration, an RFID device may be provided with enhanced functionality, including increased bandwidth, ability to receive and radiate signals in a plurality of distinct frequency bands, and directivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Retail Information Services, LLC
    Inventor: Ian J. Forster
  • Patent number: 11049419
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a circuit includes a supply terminal, a reference terminal, a logic circuit coupled between the supply terminal and the reference terminal, and an auxiliary circuit coupled to the logic circuit. The auxiliary circuit includes a plurality of switches configured to be controlled to produce random criterions. Each random criterion causes, on each transition of an output signal of the logic, an attenuation of a current flowing between a supply terminal of the circuit and a reference terminal of the circuit; or an increase of the current flowing between the supply terminal of the circuit and the reference terminal of the circuit; or an additional current flowing through the logic circuit on a current path not passing through the supply terminal; or no change in the current flowing between the supply terminal of the circuit and the reference terminal of the circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics (Rousset) SAS
    Inventors: Alexandre Sarafianos, Thomas Ordas, Yanis Linge
  • Patent number: 11049370
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include methods and systems for detecting ATM skimmers based upon radio frequency (RF) signal. In one aspect, the disclosed embodiments include a system for detecting ATM skimmers including a memory storing instructions and one or more processors that execute the instructions to perform one or more operations for detecting ATM skimmers. The operations may include, for example, receiving radio frequency (RF) signal data corresponding to one or more RF signals detected by an antenna located within communication range of the ATM. The operations may also include determining one or more unidentified RF signals of the detected ATM RF signals that differ from one or more baseline RF signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventor: William A. Hodges
  • Patent number: 11048991
    Abstract: Edge-to-edge metal transaction cards and associated production methods are disclosed. The transaction cards include a metallic member and an interconnected first core layer that each extend from edge-to-edge about the length and width of the transaction card. In one approach, the metallic member may extend substantially continuously across the lateral extent of the card (e.g. except for a pocket that receives an IC chip and contact pads), and the first core layer may be transparent with printing on an inward-facing and/or out-ward-facing side. In another approach, the metallic member may be frame-like with an inlay and supportably interconnected inlay antenna disposed in an opening through the metallic member. A second core layer may be interconnected to a second side of the metallic member. A metal face may be provided on an outward-facing side of the first core layer and/or second core layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: CPI CARD GROUP—COLORADO, INC.
    Inventors: Barry Mosteller, James P. Colleran
  • Patent number: 11036333
    Abstract: An algorithm for distinguishing and tracking multiple objects placed on a touchscreen has five steps. Step S1 is to find out candidate patterns from locations of touch points detected on the touchscreen, where the touch points are detected at a certain time instant. Step S2 is to discard invalid (i.e. overlapped) candidate patterns from the candidate patterns obtained in the step S1. Step S3 is to validate and update the geometry of each identified pattern. Step S4 is to update the attributes of identified patterns survived in the step S3. Step S5 is to forecast the geometry of patterns, and display the object. The steps S1-S5 are repeated for a next time instant. In executing the step S1 for the next time instant, the candidate patterns are excluded from any already identified pattern for reducing computation and storage required in executing the step S1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Jacky Cho
  • Patent number: 11030511
    Abstract: A device for holding a radio frequency identification (RFID) device and securing the RFID device to another object, particularly an object having a curved or irregular shaped surface. The device includes multiple locking plates that interleave or overlap within slots formed in the base of a container holding an RFID device. One of more locking members integral with the locking plates assist in securing one locking plate to another and resist separating the locking plates once installed. Flanges or extensions extend outside of the base and provide structure to secure the device to an object to be identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: ASSAABLOY AB
    Inventors: Eric Suligoj, Jean-Miguel Robadey, Elies Ennabli, Gilles Horisberger