Conductive Patents (Class 235/492)
  • Patent number: 10297925
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes an active device. The semiconductor device further includes a plurality of antenna grounds electrically connected to the active device. The semiconductor device further includes a plurality of patch antennas, wherein each patch antenna of the plurality of patch antennas is over a corresponding antenna ground of the plurality of antenna grounds. The semiconductor device further includes a plurality of reflectors, wherein each antenna ground of the plurality of antenna ground is between a corresponding patch antenna of the plurality of patch antennas and a corresponding reflector of the plurality of reflectors. An area of each antenna ground of the plurality of antenna grounds is greater than an area of each reflector of the plurality of reflectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Chuei-Tang Wang, Jeng-Shieh Hsieh, Chung-Hao Tsai, Monsen Liu, Chen-Hua Yu
  • Patent number: 10290418
    Abstract: A resonant apparatus in a wireless power transmission system, includes a main resonant unit configured to form magnetic resonant coupling between the resonant apparatus and a resonator. The resonant apparatus further includes a field guiding resonant unit configured to focus a magnetic field on an internal portion of the main resonant unit, and a field additive resonant unit configured to adjust a magnitude of a magnetic field formed between the main resonant unit and the field guiding resonant unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Ho Ryu, Sang Wook Kwon, Ki Young Kim, Nam Yun Kim, Dong Zo Kim, Yun Kwon Park, Keum Su Song, Chi Hyung Ahn, Chang Wook Yoon, Jin Sung Choi
  • Patent number: 10291075
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus for detecting, by a wireless power transmitter, an over voltage protection at a wireless power receiver. Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide a wireless power transmitter. The wireless power transmitter includes a resonator configured to generate a wireless field for wirelessly transferring power to a wireless power receiver. The wireless power transmitter further includes an impedance detector configured to measure an impedance of the resonator. The wireless power transmitter further includes a controller configured to detect operation of an over voltage protection mode of the wireless power receiver based on a frequency of change in impedance as measured by the impedance detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: William Henry Von Novak, III, Mark White, II
  • Patent number: 10282650
    Abstract: A secure smart card is described. The smart card can include a processor, a memory and a transceiver. The smart card can communicate with various terminals and store a digital signature and other information on the card. Another terminal can validate the information stored on the smart card using the digital signature. In certain embodiments, the terminal can also validate the information by using a blockchain. The advanced design of the smart card obviates the need for a network connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Osborn, James Zarakas, Saleem Sangi, Jeffrey Rule
  • Patent number: 10283213
    Abstract: A semiconductor device may include a first pad configured to provide a first voltage. The semiconductor device may include a second pad. The semiconductor device may include a connection circuit configured to couple the first pad to the second pad on the basis of a connection signal or electrically separate the second pad from the first pad on the basis of the connection signal. The semiconductor device may include a detection circuit configured to generate a defect detection signal on the basis of a test mode signal and a second voltage received from the second pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventor: Nak Kyu Park
  • Patent number: 10282971
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for monitoring drug-regimen compliance is disclosed. Systems in accordance with the present invention enable automatic monitoring of the state of medicine content of a blister card. Each tablet location on the blister card is operatively coupled with a different sensor that detects whether the tablet location is occupied and/or a dispensing event at a tablet location. In some embodiments, capacitive sensing is employed, where the capacitance of each sensor is based on the physical state of a dispensing region of the lidding film of the blister pack, which is located at the tablet location being monitored. Alternative sensing approaches are based on optical, acoustic, and tactile sensors that interrogate either the dispensing region at each tablet location or the tablets themselves to determine whether tablets have been dispensed. The sensors interface with a mobile app that provides the user instructions to help improve drug-regimen compliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: QuantaEd, LLC
    Inventor: Mehran Mehregany
  • Patent number: 10282652
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a module having an electronic chip including metallizations which are accessible from a first side of the metallizations and an integrated circuit chip which is arranged on the second side of the metallizations, opposite the first side. The method comprises the step of forming electrical interconnection elements which are separate from the metallizations, directly connecting the chip, and are arranged on the second side of the metallizations. The invention also relates to a module corresponding to the method and to a device comprising said module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: GEMALTO SA
    Inventors: Stéphane Ottobon, Lucile Dossetto, Luc Charles, Thierry Laviron
  • Patent number: 10269020
    Abstract: A folding mechanism is used to authenticate purchases when making transactions using a contactless smart card. By folding the contactless card in a precise manner, the electrical resistance of the antenna circuit of the contactless card is changed by bypassing the card's built-in resistors. A user may set a folding orientation as the “password” of the contactless card. This folding orientation determines the electrical resistance of the card necessary to authenticate a purchase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Giacomo G. Chiarella, Daniel T. Cunnington, Eunjin Lee, Brad T. Roeger
  • Patent number: 10262170
    Abstract: Carriers and carrier assemblies for use in apparatus, such as tools, are provided. A carrier assembly generally includes a carrier and an RFID tag which may be coupled to the carrier. The carrier assembly may be inserted at least partially into a bore in an apparatus and removably coupled to the apparatus at least partially within the bore. The carrier may advantageously increase the range at which RFID signals transmitted to and/or from the RFID tag may be detected, either by the RFID tag or an RFID reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Wolff Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: David Vogel, Walker Newell
  • Patent number: 10262254
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including an access control unit configured to control access from an application to a common file system accessible from a plurality of applications. The access control unit in a case where contact communication is performed with respect to an external processor, controls access by using first identification information for specifying an application, the first identification information being associated with each of the plurality of applications, and in a case where contactless communication is performed via a contactless communication device capable of performing contactless communication with an external device, controls access by using second identification information for specifying an application related to contactless communication, the second identification information being associated with at least one application among the plurality of applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuo Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10257934
    Abstract: A circuit board module is electrically connectable to a socket by inserting one end part thereof into the socket, and includes a circuit board and a terminal board having a first surface provided with a column of socket-connection pads and mounted on the surface of the circuit board at the one end part. The terminal board includes first, second, and third pad columns provided on a second surface of the terminal board opposite to the first surface. The circuit board includes fourth, fifth, and sixth pad columns respectively provided on the surface of the circuit board opposing the second surface of the terminal board, at positions opposing the first, second, and third pad columns of the terminal board, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Mori, Kazuyuki Kubota, Yoshihiro Ihara
  • Patent number: 10255537
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention provides a method and communication device with an emulated mag stripe capability. Information is transmitted in the mag stripe data indicating that the communication device has chip capability as well. This information is used by a server on the back-end (acquirer, issuer, network) to take advantage of that chip capability. For example, additional fields can be used for security measures and communication over the telecommunications network with the device can be performed to provide a more secure communication with a terminal. In one embodiment, the additional information is provided in the service code, using a unique 3 digit code other than 2xx.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Carneros Bay Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Ayman Hammad, Mark Carlson
  • Patent number: 10248903
    Abstract: A transaction card includes a card body that may comprise a card body comprising a ceramic material, the card body including a primary surface and a first mating surface. A card backer comprises a metallic material and includes a secondary surface and a second mating surface. A portion of the first mating surface and a portion of the second mating surface are coupled together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL RELATED SERVICES COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Troy Patrick Williams, Peter Bates
  • Patent number: 10248901
    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: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    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: 10248902
    Abstract: A transponder chip module (TCM) comprises an RFID chip (CM, IC), optionally contact pads (CP), a module antenna (MA), and a coupling frame (CF), all on a common substrate or module tape (MT). The coupling frame (CF) may be in the form of a conductive layer having an outer edge (OE) and a slit (S) or non-conductive stripe (NCS) extending from the outer edge to an inner position thereof which may be a central opening (OP). The coupling frame (CF) may be arranged so that the slit (S) or non-conductive strips (NCS) overlaps at least a portion of the module antenna (MA). A suppressor diode or capacitor may be connected across the slit (S). Methods and apparatus are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Féinics AmaTech Teoranta
    Inventors: David Finn, Mustafa Lotya, Darren Molloy
  • Patent number: 10243736
    Abstract: A cryptographic system that can prevent encryption and decryption processes from being inefficient as an encryption key is updated is provided. The cryptographic system includes: a first encryption unit for encrypting original data in a first encryption method using a main key to generate first encrypted data; a second encryption unit for encrypting the first encrypted data in a second encryption method using a sub key to generate second encrypted data; a database for storing the second encrypted data generated; a key update unit for updating the current version of the main key to a new version of the main key and updating the current version of the sub key to a new version of the sub key; and a data update unit for converting the second encrypted data encrypted with the current version of the sub key into a state encrypted with the new version of the sub key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Toshinobu Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10242305
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a carrier tape housing electronic components with seal materials includes preparing a tape-shaped main body with housing holes including bottom surfaces along a longitudinal direction, providing chip-shaped electronic components respectively into the housing holes, affixing a tape-shaped seal material having an adhesive layer on one principal surface to the tape-shaped main body such that the adhesive layer covers the housing holes and adheres to the electronic components, and forming cuts in the tape-shaped seal material to separate portions defining and functioning as the seal materials including portions at least partially overlapping with the respective housing holes in a planar view from the other portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noboru Kato, Kunihiro Komaki
  • Patent number: 10242242
    Abstract: Disclosed are a semiconductor fingerprint identification sensor and a method for manufacturing the same. The semiconductor fingerprint identification sensor includes: a sensing area, a control area and an interface area; the sensing area, the control area and the interface area are communicated with one another; a fingerprint information sensed in the sensing area is sent to the control area, and is output through the interface area after being processed in the control area; the sensing area includes an insulation layer, an wiring layer, a substrate layer and a protective layer which are stacked in a sequence, the wiring layer is embedded between the insulation layer and the substrate layer, a sensor array is disposed on a side of the substrate layer being in contact with the protective layer, a via hole corresponding to the sensor array is disposed on the substrate layer, the sensor array is electrically connected with a sensing lead circuit of the wiring layer through the via hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jianing Lu
  • Patent number: 10244383
    Abstract: A method and system a system for activating a wireless service includes a subscriber identity module (SIM) card having a first surface, the SIM card including a subscriber identity module (SIM), and an activation code stored with the SIM card. The activation code is linked to the SIM. A wireless device configured to receive the SIM, where the SIM is configured to be utilized in the wireless device, the wireless device including: a memory that stores an operating system of the wireless device and a wireless service activation application, a processor that processes a function of the wireless device, a display that displays information to a user, the wireless service activation application is configured to capture the activation code that authorizes the wireless device on a wireless network and authorizes a predetermined amount of wireless service for the wireless device associated with said SIM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: TracFone Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: David Brooks, Sergio Rivera
  • Patent number: 10242977
    Abstract: Fluid-suspended microcomponent management systems and methods are provided. The method provides a first reservoir containing a first solution and a magnetic collection head. A plurality of magnetically polarized microcomponents is suspended in the first solution, where each microcomponent has a maximum cross-section of 150 micrometers (?m) and a maximum mass of 1 microgram. A magnetic field is induced in the collection head and the microcomponents are exposed to the magnetic field. A plurality of microcomponents becomes fixed in position on a collection surface in response to the magnetic field. In one aspect, the step of exposing the microcomponents to the magnetic field includes immersing the collection head in the first reservoir. As a result, the plurality of microcomponents is collected on a surface of the collection head. Alternatively, the step of fixing the plurality of microcomponents in position includes fixing the microcomponents in position on the collection surface sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: eLux, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji Sasaki, Paul J. Schuele
  • Patent number: 10243952
    Abstract: An anonymized biometric representation of a target individual is used in a computer based security system. The system receives a record of a target individual containing a weakened biometric representation of a detailed biometric signal of the target individual. The weakened biometric representation is designed to identify a plurality of individuals including the target individual when compared to detailed biometric signals corresponding to the plurality of individuals. The system obtains a detailed input biometric signal from a screening candidate individual. The system determines whether the detailed biometric signal of the screening candidate matches the weakened biometric representation included in the record for the target individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan H Connell, II, Fred A Maymir-Ducharme, Nalini K Ratha
  • Patent number: 10242308
    Abstract: The present invention provides a radio frequency identification and sensing device comprising an antenna module, a RFID sensing module, and battery module. The antenna module has a first flexible substrate having an antenna circuit formed thereon. The RFID sensing module comprises a second flexible substrate, a RFID chip, a sensor formed on the second flexible substrate and a memory module formed on the second flexible substrate, wherein the sensor is utilized to detecting an environmental status for generating a plurality of sensing data, and the memory module is utilized to store the plurality of sensing data. The RFID chip is utilized to transfer the plurality of data to a reading device. The battery module is utilized to provide electrical power for operating the RFID sensing module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Securitag Assembly Group Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Tian lin Yan, Cheng hung Chang, Way Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10232257
    Abstract: Apparatus and method related to projections and/or computing devices are described. Projections may be made from multiple computing devices to create a presentation. Various other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Miller
  • Patent number: 10236264
    Abstract: A wireless IC device includes an element body including first and second principal surfaces, an RFIC element buried in the element body, and an antenna coil disposed in the element body. The antenna coil includes a first wiring pattern provided on the second principal surface, a first metal pin reaching the first principal surface and the second principal surface, a second metal pin reaching the first principal surface and the second principal surface, and a second wiring pattern provided on the first principal surface. Terminal surfaces of the first input/output terminal and the second input/output terminal of the RFIC element face the second principal surface of the element body and are spaced away from the antenna coil while being connected to the first wiring pattern through first and second conductors extending from the second principal surface of the element body in a direction of the first primary surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoto Ikeda, Shunji Mandai, Yoichi Saito
  • Patent number: 10235139
    Abstract: Modification of the execution of a platform-independent first method of an application within an integrated circuit card having a first non-volatile memory, a second rewritable non-volatile memory, a virtual machine and a processor unit, wherein said platform-independent first method includes a first operations sequence and a second operations sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GEMALTO SA
    Inventors: Sylvain Chafer, Stephane Durand
  • Patent number: 10237997
    Abstract: A medical device includes a hybrid circuitry assembly and a core circuitry support structure. The core circuitry support structure includes a frame defining a cavity configured to receive at least a portion of the hybrid circuitry assembly. An outer surface of the frame is shaped to correspond to an inside surface of a core assembly housing configured to enclose the hybrid circuitry assembly and the core circuitry support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean M. Bobgan, David P. Stieper, Joseph Prescott
  • Patent number: 10230154
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device which may provide a multi-feeding antenna operating in multiple frequency bands by reducing performance degradation, and can contribute to slimness by implementing at least a portion of the patterns in a printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jae-Woong Jeon, Dong-Hun Park, Siyoul Jang, Changtae Kim
  • Patent number: 10229290
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for securing an information handling system. A method for securing an information handling system may include securing the information handling system in an enclosure with a locking mechanism of a bezel; receiving a request to unlock the bezel at a baseboard management controller (BMC), the BMC communicatively coupled to the bezel; retrieving a first artifact stored in a trusted platform module (TPM) in response to the request; attempting to authorize the request using the first artifact; and unlocking the locking mechanism if the request is authorized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Johan Rahardjo, Gobind Vijayakumar, Salvador D. Jimenez, III
  • Patent number: 10229012
    Abstract: Systems implementing copy-on-write (COW) as described herein may reduce the number of persist barriers executed within a transaction. For instance, a system may eliminate some, most or all persist barriers related to memory allocation/deallocation in COW transactions. A COW implementation may introduce an extra level of indirection between a persistent type instance and the real data type it encloses. A persistent type may include pointers to old and new versions of the enclosed type's instances. Before modifying an object, a transaction may modify a copy-on-write persistent object and create a new copy of the payload. The modified object may be added to a list of objects written to by the transaction. The transaction may be committed by issuing persist barriers in the commit operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Virendra J. Marathe, Steve Byan, Margo I. Seltzer, Achin Mishra, Amee Trivedi
  • Patent number: 10229353
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification tag including a stretchable substrate (105) and an antenna (110) having a plurality of substantially concentric loops (140) disposed on the substrate is described. A radius of curvature of the antenna along at least 90% of each loop of the antenna may be greater than about 0.1 mm and less than about 5 mm. The antenna includes a first terminal (124) disposed within an innermost loop (145) of the antenna and a second terminal (126) disposed outside an outermost loop (147) of the antenna (110). The first terminal (124) is in electrical communication with a first end (120) of the antenna and the second terminal (126) is in electrical communication with a second end (122) of the antenna. The radio frequency identification tag may include an electrode making electrical connections with the first and second terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: John D. Geissinger, Robin E. Gorrell, Howard M. Kaplan
  • Patent number: 10229352
    Abstract: One embodiment describes a chip arrangement having a chip carrier; a chip which is arranged in or on the chip carrier; a light sensor arrangement; a transparent layer which covers the light sensor arrangement, the light sensor arrangement being set up to determine a light pattern of light received by the light sensor arrangement from outside the chip arrangement through the transparent layer; and a test circuit which is set up to check whether the light pattern matches a reference light pattern and to output a signal on the basis of the result of the check.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Martin Klimke, Berndt Gammel, Frank Pueschner, Peter Stampka
  • Patent number: 10210449
    Abstract: In a wireless communication device, radiation conductors including a first and second end portions are reformed on an upper surface of a radiation conductor base material. First and second terminal electrodes are provided at a same or substantially the same interval as the first and second end portions, on a lower surface of a RFIC element. A seal includes an adhesive surface larger than a principal surface of the RFIC element. The RFIC element is arranged on the upper surface of the radiation conductor substrate so that each of the first and second terminal electrodes comes into contact with the first and second end portions. The seal is pasted to the radiation conductor substrate so as to cover the RFIC element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noboru Kato, Kunihiro Komaki
  • Patent number: 10204898
    Abstract: A semiconductor device in which a circuit and a power storage element are efficiently placed is provided. The semiconductor device includes a first transistor, a second transistor, and an electric double-layer capacitor. The first transistor, the second transistor, and the electric double-layer capacitor are provided over one substrate. A band gap of a semiconductor constituting a channel region of the second transistor is wider than a band gap of a semiconductor constituting a channel region of the first transistor. The electric double-layer capacitor includes a solid electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junpei Momo, Kazutaka Kuriki, Hiromichi Godo
  • Patent number: 10204295
    Abstract: A RFID security structure for a document contains: a RFID antenna and a RFID chip. The RFID antenna is made of conductive inks printed on the document, and the RFID chip is attached on and is electrically connected with the RFID antenna. When the covering layer is removed from the document, the RFID antenna is broken. Accordingly, a portion of the RFID antenna attaches on the covering layer, and the other portion of the PRID antenna remains on the RFID security document or the substrate, hence the RFID security document is not tampered or is not imitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Graphene Security Limited
    Inventors: Kuo-Hsin Chang, Jia-Cing Chen, Chung-Ping Lai
  • Patent number: 10198681
    Abstract: In order to provide a document of value or security document 1000 having an electronic circuit 1270 with increased mechanical stability, in particular to bending load, it is proposed to form the document of value or security document 1000 from at least two document layers 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400 arranged in a stack and connected to one another by means of a joining process, wherein the stack is formed by a supporting structure layer 1100 and a circuit carrier layer 1230 carrying the electronic circuit 1270. The supporting structure layer 1100 is formed from a fiber composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: BUNDESDRUCKEREI GmbH
    Inventors: Jörg Fischer, Stefan Trölenberg, Markus Tietke, Jakob Hille, Frank Fritze, Olaf Dressel, Manfred Paeschke
  • Patent number: 10198687
    Abstract: A payment card (e.g., credit and/or debit card) is provided with a magnetic emulator operable of communicating information to a magnetic stripe reader. Information used in validating a financial transaction is encrypted based on time such that a validating server requires receipt of the appropriate encrypted information for a period of time to validate a transaction for that period of time. Such dynamic information may be communicated using such an emulator such that a card may be swiped through a magnetic stripe reader—yet communicate different information based on time. An emulator may receive information as well as communicate information to a variety of receivers (e.g., an RFID receiver).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: DYNAMICS INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Mullen, David Lambeth, Bruce Cloutier
  • Patent number: 10198686
    Abstract: An insert for a chip card includes a body provided with a cavity in which is inserted an electronic module provided with a microelectronic chip connected to an inductive or capacitive coupling. The body has a stack of layers at least a first layer of which comprises a first booster antenna and a second layer of which comprises a second booster antenna, the various booster antennas being coupled together inductively and/or capacitively, and at least one of the booster antennas being coupled inductively and/or capacitively with the coupling of the module. The body furthermore comprises at least one metal plate disposed between two layers of ferrite, the first and second booster antennae and the metallic plate being arranged in such a way that at least one of the two booster antennas and the electronic module remain coupled together inductively and/or capacitively, despite the presence of the metal plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SMART PACKAGING SOLUTIONS
    Inventors: Cécile Carrier, Haig Kambourian, Benjamin Mear
  • Patent number: 10193211
    Abstract: Coupling frames comprising a conductive (metal) surface with a slit (S) or non-conductive stripe (NCS) extending from an outer edge to an inner position thereof, and overlapping a transponder device. A coupling frame with slit for coupling with an inductive or capacitive device (inductor or capacitor) may be used at any ISM frequency band to concentrate surface current around the slit. The coupling frame can be tuned to operate at a frequency of interested by introducing a resistive, inductive or capacitive element. The resonance frequency of the coupling frame can be matched to that of the transponder chip module to achieve optimum performance. Coupling frames with or without a transponder device may be integrated, overlapping, stacked or placed adjacent to one another to enhance system performance. Multiple coupling frames may be electrically isolated from one another by the application of a dielectric coating such Diamond Like Carbon (DLC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Féinics AmaTech Teoranta
    Inventors: David Finn, Mustafa Lotya, Darren Molloy
  • Patent number: 10192085
    Abstract: An inspection system inspects gaming chips each having a color or a display indicating a value on an outer surface in a state where the gaming chips are stored in a case in which a maximum number of gaming chips to be stored is limited, and a radio tag storing gaming chip information is embedded in each gaming chip. The gaming chips are stored in the case capable of containing a row of gaming chips stacked in a thickness direction, and the inspection system includes a reading device that reads the radio tag of the gaming chip in the case and acquires gaming chip information of the gaming chip and a determining unit that compares the gaming chip information with a maximum number of gaming chips storable in the case and determines an abnormality of the gaming chip in the case when the number of gaming chips obtained from the gaming chip information is different from a maximum number of storable gaming chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: ANGEL PLAYING CARDS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 10185912
    Abstract: The problem to solve is how to extend the operating range of small stackable RFID tags when they are placed in an undesirable orientation. Disclosed is an RFID tag that operates in two modes whereby in a first mode the tag has a short range and in a second mode the tag has a long range. The tag is converted from the first mode short range device into the second mode long range device by placing it close to a coupling device. That is in the second mode the tag becomes a two part RFID tag system (1400) capable of communicating with an interrogator antenna (1407).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SATO HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Graham Alexander Munro Murdoch, Stuart Colin Littlechild
  • Patent number: 10185909
    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: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Tyfone, Inc.
    Inventors: Siva G. Narendra, Thomas N. Spitzer, Prabhakar Tadepalli
  • Patent number: 10186119
    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: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventor: William A. Hodges
  • Patent number: 10185913
    Abstract: The purpose is to provide an antenna device ensuring good communication performance using a magnetic shielding effect, even when an antenna is arranged at back surface cover side of an electronic apparatus, and an electronic apparatus incorporating this antenna device. An antenna device incorporated in an electronic apparatus and communicating with an external apparatus via an electromagnetic field signal, including: an antenna coil inductively coupled to the external apparatus and arranged by winding around a conducting wire such that conducting wires opposing in width direction via an opening will be close to each other; a thermal diffusion sheet opposing to the external apparatus and arranged inside of a housing of the electronic apparatus; and a conductive sheet overlapped with a part of the antenna coil and the thermal diffusion sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Orihara, Norio Saito
  • Patent number: 10181637
    Abstract: An antenna device includes a power feed coil to be connected to a RFIC and a coil antenna that couples with the power feed coil. The power feed coil includes a first power feed coil and a second power feed coil connected to the first power feed coil. The second power feed coil includes a coil opening with a planar or substantially planar shape. The coil antenna includes a coil opening with a planar or substantially planar shape along a plane identical, parallel, or substantially parallel to that of the coil opening of the second power feed coil. The center of gravity of the coil antenna is located within the coil opening of the second power feed coil when viewed in plan view. A winding axis direction of the first power feed coil crosses or intersects with a winding axis direction of the coil antenna. The first power feed coil and the second power feed coil magnetically couple with the coil antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Tenno
  • Patent number: 10176420
    Abstract: A strip-type substrate includes a foil having a number of substrate units for producing chip card modules. The substrate has an inner face for at least partial direct or indirect contacting of a semiconductor chip and an outer face lying opposite the inner face. The foil includes of steel, in particular high-grade steel, and a first layer of nickel or a nickel alloy on at least some sections of the outer face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: HERAEUS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Eckhard Ditzel, Bernd Gehlert, Frank Krüger
  • Patent number: 10176421
    Abstract: This disclosure includes a method for manufacturing a portable data carrier, an inlay for a data carrier, and a data carrier. A data carrier body has a gap for a chip and a chip is incorporated into the gap. In a subsequent step a cover layer is laid on the data carrier body, and the data carrier body and the cover layer are laminated. After the incorporation of the chip and before the lamination, a stabilizing agent is applied into the gap of the core layer, which remains soft or flexible during the lamination and cures or is activated (e.g. by means of UV radiation) only after the lamination, in order for mechanical tensions to be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT MOBILE SECURITY GMBH
    Inventors: Walter Ponikwar, Thomas Tarantino, Tobias Salzer, Andreas Braun, Gunter Endres
  • Patent number: 10176422
    Abstract: The RFID tag comprises an antenna (11) connected to a wireless communication device (18). The antenna comprises a conductive planar surface and a slot (14) extending at least in a part of said conductive planar surface, the slot (14) forming a non-conductive area of the antenna and defining a first part (12) and a second part (13) of the antenna. The wireless communication device comprises two contact pads (16, 17) being electrically connected respectively each to one of the first and second part of the antenna. The slot comprises a closed end formed by a further conductive part connecting said first and second parts the antenna and further comprises at least one conductive bridge (19-19??, 20, 21-21?) connecting said first and second parts of the antenna, the conductive bridge allowing to tune the resonance frequency of the tag by varying the length of the electrical path between the pads from the wireless communication device in the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventors: Elies Ennabli, Jean-Miguel Robadey, Christian Mirus
  • Patent number: 10169697
    Abstract: A disclosed RF tag includes a substrate and an integrated circuit (IC) package disposed on the substrate. The IC package has an integrated antenna element coupled to circuitry of the IC package. The RF tag also includes an external antenna element of round wire having at least one half turn disposed against two or more surfaces of the IC package. The external antenna element is inductively coupled to the integrated antenna element, and the IC package laterally supports the at least one half turn of the external antenna element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Automated Assembly Corporation
    Inventor: Kimmo Kyllonen
  • Patent number: 10170825
    Abstract: The present invention includes: a film antenna (10); a cable (20) which is connected to a feed section (14) of the film antenna (10); and a support (30) around which at least part of the film antenna (20) is wound, the support (30) including a holding section for holding the cable (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Niihara, Yuichiro Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Chiba, Masaki Ueyama, Ning Guan, Hiroiku Tayama
  • Patent number: 10169276
    Abstract: A method for a communication mode, comprises: detecting the type of the communication mode; if the communication mode is a USB interface communication mode, turning off a timer; when an instruction is received, conducting a corresponding operation according to the USB interface communication protocol supported by the device; if the communication mode is not set, then when the timeout identifier is set, setting the communication mode as a serial port communication mode, turning off the timer, resetting the timeout identifier, and executing step S6; if the communication mode is a serial port communication mode, turning off the timer, and executing step S6; step S6: when the instruction is received, conducting a corresponding operation according to the serial port protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: FEITIAN TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhou Lu, Huazhang Yu