Conductive Patents (Class 235/492)
  • Patent number: 10847874
    Abstract: Disclosed is an antenna module for a vehicle, which can perform wireless power transmission for a portable terminal equipped with a magnetic resonance wireless power transmission function and a portable terminal equipped with a magnetic induction wireless power transmission function in one module. The disclosed antenna module for the vehicle stacks a first antenna unit having a first antenna that is an antenna for the magnetic resonance wireless power transmission and near field communication on one surface of a base sheet, and a second antenna unit having a second antenna that is an antenna for the magnetic induction wireless power transmission on one surface of the first antenna unit; and the second antenna is partially overlapped with the first antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: AMOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-Il Park, Hyung-Il Baek, Kyung-Hyun Ryu
  • Patent number: 10846585
    Abstract: This disclosure describes RFID tags configured to fracture when heated, such as when exposed to threshold levels of electromagnetic energy. In some instances, the RFID tags include materials that expand when heated for the purpose of stressing metal antenna traces of the RFID tags. When under stress from these expansion materials that bond to the antennas (e.g., thermoplastics), these antennas may fracture, thus lessening the risk that the dangerous arcing will occur from the electromagnetic energy, such as when an item and corresponding tag are placed in a microwave oven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin E. Keller, Ronald Eugene Huebner, Somasundaram Niranjaya
  • Patent number: 10847577
    Abstract: Provided is a memory- and logic device-integrated soft electronic system, the memory- and logic device-integrated soft electronic system including: a substrate 100; a plurality of bar-shaped first electrodes 110 stacked on the substrate; a resistance-variable material layer 120 coated on the lower electrode; and a plurality of bar-shaped second electrodes 130 stacked on the resistance-variable material layer 120, wherein the first electrode and the second electrode cross each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Sung Yool Choi, Byung Chui Jang
  • Patent number: 10845006
    Abstract: A fluid supply package is described, which includes a fluid storage and dispensing vessel, and a fluid dispensing assembly coupled to the vessel and configured to enable discharge of fluid from the vessel under dispensing conditions, wherein the fluid supply package includes an informational augmentation device thereon, e.g., at least one of a quick read (QR) code and an RFID tag, for informational augmentation of the package. Process systems are described including process tools and one or more fluid supply packages of the foregoing type, wherein the process tool is configured for communicative interaction with the fluid supply package(s). Various communicative arrangements are described, which are usefully employed to enhance the efficiency and operation of process systems in which fluid supply packages of the foregoing type are employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: ENTEGRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph D. Sweeney, Edward Edmiston Jones, Joseph Robert Despres, Richard S. Ray, Peter C. Van Buskirk, Edward A. Sturm, Christopher Scannell
  • Patent number: 10836223
    Abstract: An encapsulated sensor unit is embedded in a tire. The encapsulated sensor unit includes a sensor portion and an antenna portion. A first encapsulating layer is disposed about the sensor portion, and not about the antenna portion. A second encapsulating layer is disposed about the first encapsulating layer and the antenna portion. A third encapsulating layer is disposed about the second encapsulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Gregory Alan Schessler, Todd James Spencer, Benjamin John Iverson, Ryan Michael Schmidt, Benjamin Isaiah Garn, Carl Trevor Ross Pulford, Xiaoping Yang
  • Patent number: 10839274
    Abstract: A portable dual-interface data carrier contains a metal sheet which can be provided with low technical effort and especially no ferrite material is required. The resulting portable dual-interface data carrier is more heavy than a state of the art PVC smart card and provides contact based interface on one side, whereas contactless interfaces is working from both sides of the card. One application domain of the data carrier is to provide a so-called smartcard. The present invention is furthermore directed towards a dual-interface module as well as towards a method for providing a portable dual-interface data carrier. Moreover, a data carrier is suggested comprising instructions for performing the suggested method and for manufacturing the portable dual-interface data carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT MOBILE SECURITY GMBH
    Inventors: Markus Sexl, Thomas Tarantino, Eric Virostek
  • Patent number: 10824930
    Abstract: An RFID tag to be used, for example, for tagging livestock. The RFID tag has a high resistance to mechanical and thermal stress due to a physical separation of a main antenna and an integrated circuit forming an RFID circuit. The RFID tag may comprise an inlay with the main antenna and a chip module with the integrated circuit and a loop antenna inductively coupled to the main antenna. The inlay and the chip module are safely embedded in a tag housing. The compact chip module with electrical connections between the loop antenna and the integrated circuit can be reliably protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventors: Jean-Miguel Robadey, Elies Ennabli, Hugo Kapp
  • Patent number: 10826300
    Abstract: A multi-mode wireless power transmitter includes a first drive circuit of a first type and a second drive circuit of a second type. The first drive circuit is configured to drive a first transmit coil at a first frequency. The second drive circuit is configured to drive a second transmit coil at a second frequency higher than the first frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: MediaTek Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir A. Muratov, Yung-Chih Yen
  • Patent number: 10811777
    Abstract: An antenna array including a foldable substrate having a plurality of fold lines arranged in a Miura-ori folding pattern, and a plurality of antenna elements interconnected by an electrical trace and disposed on the substrate, wherein the substrate containing the plurality of antenna elements is to fold according to a one-step Miura-ori folding pattern sequence, and wherein the plurality of antenna elements directs an antenna beam with a range of directivities caused by a folding of the substrate according to the one-step Miura-ori folding pattern sequence. The plurality of antenna elements may be non-overlapping prior to the folding of the substrate. The antenna beam may include a tunable radiation pattern that changes based on various stages of folding of the substrate containing the plurality of antenna elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Kazuko Fuchi, Steven R. Seiler, Giorgio Bazzan, Philip R. Buskohl, Gregory W. Reich
  • Patent number: 10812145
    Abstract: A packaging system for at least one article includes a multilayer laminate structure and at least one sensor. The laminate structure encapsulates a transformative material between first and second conductive layers, which undergoes a state change that changes impedance between the first and second conductive layers in response to a perforation produced by the at least one sensor. An NFC/RFID circuit is electrically coupled to the first and second conductive layers of the multilayer laminate structure. At least one operational characteristic of the NFC/RFID circuit is dependent on the impedance change between the first and second conductive layers in response to a perforation produced by the sensor under predetermined environmental conditions. The operational characteristic(s) of the NFC/RFID circuit can be ascertained and analyzed (for example, by operations of an NFC/RFID interrogator) to detect and register the predetermined environmental conditions and provide an indication thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: eTEP Inc.
    Inventors: Rohinton S. Dehmubed, Peter Gompper
  • Patent number: 10803373
    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: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuo Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10804594
    Abstract: The invention relates to a module with integrated circuit chip, comprising an insulating substrate, metallisations comprising conductive tracks produced on one side of the substrate, forming an antenna and comprising two connection ends, and a coating area or location of the radiofrequency integrated circuit chip and of a device in the form of a surface-mounted device, the radiofrequency integrated circuit chip and the device being disposed on the same face of the substrate and connected to the antenna. The metallisations are on a single same side of the insulating substrate, the connection being made by means of perforations through the insulating film or directly on the surface metallisations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: THALES DIS FRANCE SA
    Inventors: Remy Janvrin, Line Degeilh, Lucile Dossetto, Stéphane Ottobon
  • Patent number: 10796976
    Abstract: A method of forming a semiconductor device includes attaching a first semiconductor device to a first surface of a substrate; forming a sacrificial structure on the first surface of the substrate around the first semiconductor device, the sacrificial structure encircling a first region of the first surface of the substrate; and forming an underfill material in the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Chien Pan, Chin-Fu Kao, Li-Hui Cheng, Szu-Wei Lu
  • Patent number: 10796213
    Abstract: A radio tag comprising a first radio and a second radio and a method for providing a communications service are disclosed. For example, the method comprises entering, by a processor of the radio tag, an active state of the radio tag and activating the second radio when a wake-up signal is received, where the second radio draws power from a power source, transmitting, by the processor of the radio tag, data to a device or receiving the data from the device when the radio tag is in the active state, and deactivating, by the processor of the radio tag, the second radio and entering an idle state when the wake-up signal is no longer being received, where only the first radio draws power from the power source for listening for the wake-up signal in the idle state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Schleef, Craig Lee, William Francis Bradee, Matthew Cook, David Gordon Marten, Rick McConney, Steve Martin, Wesley B. Neibaur
  • Patent number: 10789523
    Abstract: There is provided a program to make it possible to check whether operation of the RFID tag is a desired operation assumed by a user. The program causes a computer to function as: a means for acquiring information regarding motion of an RFID tag that performs near-field wireless communication; a means for recognizing preliminary operation of the RFID tag on a basis of the information regarding the motion; and a means for performing processing of displaying the recognized preliminary operation of the RFID tag. This configuration makes it possible to check whether operation of the RFID tag is a desired operation assumed by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Honjo, Daisuke Shiigi, Kayoko Nagatani, Tadafumi Oyama, Takashi Abeno, Ryuzo Nakata, Kouki Inoue, Akio Yoshioka, Maki Nakamichi
  • Patent number: 10783426
    Abstract: A dual-interface metal hybrid smartcard comprising a plastic card body (CB), a booster antenna (BA) and a metal frame (CMF, DMF) disposed in the card body, in the form of a rectangular metal frame disposed external to the booster antenna (BA). The metal frame may extend continuously around the periphery of the card body as a continuous metal frame (CMF), or may have a slit (S), thereby forming a discontinuous metal frame (DMF). A second metal slug (MS-2) may be disposed at a lower portion of the card body (CB), inside the booster antenna. A smartcard may comprise a plastic card body (CB) and a generally rectangular metal slug (MS) having a main body portion slightly smaller than the card body, and having at least one protrusion extending from corresponding at least one corner of the main body portion of the metal slug to corresponding at least one corner of the card body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: David Finn, Mustafa Lotya, Darren Molloy
  • Patent number: 10784929
    Abstract: A wireless IC device includes a resin member including first and second surfaces, a substrate including first and second principal surfaces, a coil antenna provided in the resin member, and an RFIC element mounted on the substrate and connected to the coil antenna. The substrate is embedded in the resin member so that the second principal surface is at a second surface side. The coil antenna is defined by first linear conductor patterns on the second surface, first metal posts extending between the first and second surfaces, second metal posts extending between the first and second surfaces, and second linear conductor patterns on the first surface. The RFIC element is disposed in the coil antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noboru Kato, Makoto Yasutake, Shinichiro Banba
  • Patent number: 10783421
    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: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Osborn, James Zarakas, Saleem Sangi, Jeffrey Rule
  • Patent number: 10782903
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a memory system includes a nonvolatile memory including a plurality of nonvolatile memory dies, and a controller. The controller classifies the nonvolatile memory dies into a plurality of physical sets such that each of the nonvolatile memory dies belongs to only one physical set. The controller creates a plurality of storage regions which share each of the physical sets and each of which spans the physical sets. The controller sets one of the physical sets to a first mode for permitting a write operation and a read operation, and sets each of the other physical sets to a second mode for permitting a read operation and inhibiting a write operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventor: Shinichi Kanno
  • Patent number: 10776682
    Abstract: A switchable RFID tag comprising at least one RFID code circuit disposed on an adjustable member being adjacent to an antenna; wherein the adjustable member is arranged to be manipulated to move the at least one RFID code circuit into a communication position whereby the RFID code circuit is coupled to the antenna; and into an inactive position whereby the RFID code circuit is uncoupled from the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Hong Kong R&D Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management Enabling Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Chi Lun Mak
  • Patent number: 10777493
    Abstract: A semiconductor device mounting board includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a single line, a groove, a feedthrough conductor, and a side conductor. The first substrate includes a mount area and a peripheral area. The second substrate is located in the peripheral area to align with an outer edge of the first substrate and surrounds the mount area. The signal line extends on an upper surface of the second substrate from an inner edge to an outer edge of the second substrate. The groove extends on a side surface of the first substrate from a lower surface to an upper surface of the first substrate. The feedthrough conductor is inside the second substrate and connected to the signal line. The side conductor is on an inner surface of the groove and electrically connected to the feedthrough conductor. The groove is inward from the outer edge of the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taito Kimura, Takayuki Shirasaki
  • Patent number: 10778623
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a method for providing a platform that facilitates communication between a messaging application and a web-based gaming application. The web-based gaming application is launched, via the platform, from the messaging application. Context of the messaging application from which the web-based gaming application was launched is determined. The context of the messaging application is communicated, via the platform, to the web-based gaming application. A feature of the messaging application is integrated, via the platform, into the web-based gaming application based on the context from which the web-based gaming application was launched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: William Wu, Dylan Shane Eirinberg, Alexander R. Osborne
  • Patent number: 10769405
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flexible electronic card comprising: a card body (1) comprising an upper surface (11) and a lower surface (12); at least one cavity (13, 13?) formed in the card body emerging from the upper surface; a fingerprint module (2) configured to acquire a fingerprint of a user, the fingerprint module being housed in the cavity (13) and flush with the upper surface of the card body; the fingerprint module (2) comprising a flexible substrate (22) comprising an active part (21), designated capture part, flush with the upper surface of the card body and a microcontroller (23) arranged below the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY FRANCE
    Inventors: Sylvie Pompeani, Francois Germain
  • Patent number: 10769508
    Abstract: A radio frequency yarn module includes a first flexible substrate, a radio frequency assembly, and a first packaging adhesive. The first flexible substrate is strip shaped and has a thickness ranging from 40 ?m to 60 ?m. The radio frequency assembly is disposed on the first flexible substrate and includes a first conductive layer, a second conductive layer, and a radio frequency chip. Each of the first and the second conductive layers is disposed on the first flexible substrate and has a thickness ranging from 3 ?m to 10 ?m. Extending paths of the first and the second conductive layers are respectively same as extending paths of a first and a second portions of the first flexible substrate. The radio frequency chip is disposed on the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer. The first packaging adhesive covers the radio frequency assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN TEXTILE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jie-Shen Tsai, Chien-Lung Shen
  • Patent number: 10762945
    Abstract: A memory device is provided. The memory device includes a pseudo static random access memory (PSRAM), a word line (WL) arbitrator and a refresh controller. The WL arbitrator receives a WL signal and segments the WL signal according to a burst length setting value, to obtain a segmented WL signal. In a synchronous mode, the refresh controller provides a first refresh trigger signal corresponding to the WL signal to refresh the PSRAM. In a smart refresh mode, the refresh controller provides a second refresh trigger signal corresponding to the segmented WL signal to refresh the PSRAM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: WINBOND ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chien-Ti Hou, Ying-Te Tu
  • Patent number: 10762412
    Abstract: A transaction card having a metal layer, an opening in the metal layer for a transponder chip, and at least one discontinuity extending from an origin on the card periphery to a terminus in the opening. The card has a greater flex resistance than a card having a comparative discontinuity with the terminus and the origin the same distance from a line defined by a first long side of the card periphery in an absence of one or more strengthening features. Strengthening features include a discontinuity wherein one of the terminus or the origin are located relatively closer to the first long side of the card periphery than the other, a plurality of discontinuities wherein fewer than all extend from the card periphery to the opening, a self-supporting, non-metal layer disposed on at least one surface of the card, or one or more ceramic reinforcing tabs surrounding the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Composecure, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Lowe, Michele Logan, Dori Skelding, Syeda Hussain
  • Patent number: 10763921
    Abstract: One example discloses a near-field electromagnetic induction (NFEMI) device, including: a near-field magnetic antenna having an inductive coil responsive to near-field magnetic signals; wherein the near-field magnetic antenna is configured to be coupled to a tuning circuit having a variable capacitance adjusting a resonance frequency of the NFEMI device and variable resistance adjusting a bandwidth of the NFEMI device; and a near-field electric antenna having a set of conductive surfaces; wherein the near-field electric antenna is configured to be directly connected to a receiver circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Anthony Kerselaers, Liesbeth Gommé
  • Patent number: 10755158
    Abstract: To provide an electric circuit, a communication device, and a method for manufacturing the electric circuit to maintain or improve connection reliability while suppressing increase in manufacturing costs. The electric circuit includes a connecting unit that electrically connects an antenna coil and an integrated circuit (IC) chip. The connecting unit includes a first partial connecting unit that is electrically connected to the antenna coil, and a second partial connecting unit that is electrically connected to the first partial connecting unit and the IC chip to be arranged and that is made of a material different from a material of the first partial connecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuji Sakai
  • Patent number: 10755525
    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 of the gaming chips. 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: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: ANGEL PLAYING CARDS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 10755155
    Abstract: A flag retaining circuit comprises a first capacitor element having one end connected to a first line and the other end grounded; a flag setting unit that charges the first capacitor element according to an input signal; a flag checking unit that outputs 0 or 1 based on the potential of the first capacitor element; and a discharging unit that discharges the first capacitor element. The discharging unit includes a transconductance element that discharges the first capacitor element via the first line; a control switch that receives supply of the voltage on a second line; and a second capacitor element having one end connected to a node between a control input end of the transconductance element and the control switch, and the other end grounded. The flag checking unit outputs the inverse of the voltage on the first line onto the second line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: LAPIS SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuaki Yotsuji
  • Patent number: 10749576
    Abstract: A device includes an electronic circuit and a voltage-controlled oscillator configured to receive information representative of a power supply voltage of the device. The voltage-controlled oscillator is coupled to the electronic circuit. A first counter is configured to count pulses supplied by the voltage-controlled oscillator and a second counter is configured to count pulses of a clock signal. The device is configured to estimate an average power of the electronic circuit based on the pulses counted by the first counter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS (ROUSSET) SAS
    Inventor: Alexandre Tramoni
  • Patent number: 10749862
    Abstract: A client (such as a PC, portable telephone, PDA, electrical appliances), to which a device such as a IC card is connected, starts a handshake protocol to request a server to start communication. When communication is established via the handshake protocol, the initiative of communication is transferred to the server, and the state changes into a neutral state. In this neutral state, a control packet including a particular number of messages and a finished message is transmitted from the server to the client. If the client receives the control packet, the client performs a process according to the messages included in the control packet. This makes it possible to remotely control a device via a network in a highly reliable and efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Akashika, Takuya Oshima, Tadashi Suzuki, Atsushi Miura, Toyokazu Ota, Yoshiaki Hirano
  • Patent number: 10748049
    Abstract: A smart card having a metal layer, an opening in the metal layer and a dual interface integrated circuit (IC) module and a plug non-RF-impeding material mounted in the opening, with at least one at least one additional layer stacked relative to the plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Composecure, LLC
    Inventors: John Herslow, Adam Lowe, Luis Dasilva, Brian Nester
  • Patent number: 10749365
    Abstract: Provided is a power supply method for efficient operation of electronic cards and an electronic card using the same, and the power supply method may include the steps of: charging a charging unit through the DC power supplied from a rectification unit; enabling, when a constant voltage enable signal is applied, a system constant voltage unit if a predefined condition is satisfied; and supplying power to a system unit when the system constant voltage unit is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: KONA I CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Gi Lee, Jung Bong Nam, Byeong Ryong Mun
  • Patent number: 10741918
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention has a decreased antenna resistance so as to conform to the EMV specification. An NFC antenna includes: a mesh antenna pattern line (10) being transparent and formed in a netlike form in a display region (R1); and a non-mesh antenna pattern line (13) being formed in a form having no mesh in a non-display region (R2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinji Yamagishi, Yasuhiro Sugita, Jean Mugiraneza
  • Patent number: 10733812
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides various examples of a self-declaring wireless device installed on a vehicle operable to automatically detect, determine and declare occupancy information of the vehicle traveling on a restricted traffic lane to an electronic toll collection (ETC) system. According to one aspect, a process for performing self-declaration by a vehicle traveling on a restricted traffic lane includes the steps of: receiving sensor data collected by one or more sensors installed on the vehicle; determining occupancy data of the vehicle based on the received sensor data; and controlling a wireless transceiver installed on the vehicle to communicate with an electronic toll collection (ETC) system associated with the restricted traffic lane based on the determined occupancy data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: NEOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Sheshi Nyalamadugu, Joe Mullis, Bobby Leanio
  • Patent number: 10733494
    Abstract: A metal smartcard (SC) having a transponder chip module (TCM) with a module antenna (MA), and a card body (CB) comprising two discontinuous metal layers (ML), each layer having a slit (S) overlapping the module antenna, the slits being oriented differently than one another. One metal layer can be a front card body (FCB, CF1), and the other layer may be a rear card body (RCB, CF2) having a magnetic stripe (MS) and a signature panel (SP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Féinics AmaTech Teoranta
    Inventors: David Finn, Mustafa Lotya, Darren Molloy
  • Patent number: 10728236
    Abstract: A technology is described for evaluating object data associated with an object represented in an augmented environment. An example method may include detecting an object located within range of a proximity of a sensor included in a device configured to display object data for the object in an augmented environment display. The object data associated with the object may be requested and the object data may be authenticated using an authenticating authority that certifies that the object data is valid and/or by determining that an object attribute represented by the object data corresponds to the object attribute represented by sensor data obtained from the sensor. After the object data has been authenticated, the object data, or a portion of the object data may be displayed in the augmented environment display generated by the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: David Potes
  • Patent number: 10726324
    Abstract: The invention relates to a radiofrequency antenna circuit comprising at least one electrically conductive portion, in particular in the form of a track or wire, forming a first spiral having first turns and two end portions. The invention includes a second spiral extending substantially away from one of the end portions, along and between the turns of said first spiral. The invention also relates to a radiofrequency device comprising the antenna circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: THALES DIS FRANCE SA
    Inventors: Arek Buyukkalender, Lucile Mendez, Jean-Luc Meridiano
  • Patent number: 10719755
    Abstract: A tag for detecting an analyte can include a radio frequency identification tag including a sensor portion, the sensor portion configured to change resistivity when the radio frequency identification tag contacts or interacts with an analyte, whereby the resistivity change alters an output of the radio frequency identification tag, wherein the sensor portion includes a circuit, and wherein the sensor portion is configured to activate the circuit or deactivate the circuit when contacted or having interacted with the analyte, wherein the sensor portion includes a conductive material associated with a polymer complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Timothy Manning Swager, Rong Zhu, Maude Desroches, Bora Yoon
  • Patent number: 10719113
    Abstract: When an electronic apparatus including a core chip and a hub controller chip is connected to an apparatus on the host side, a USB hub controller in the hub controller chip executes a process on a configuration between the USB hub controller and the apparatus on the host side and sets a limit value of power to be supplied, from a first limit value to a second limit value higher than the first limit value, and a VBUS current controller in the hub controller chip supplies the core chip with a power supply voltage generated based on a supplied power, which allows to maintain a configuration state between the apparatus on the host side and the USB hub controller at a time of starting up or at a time of class switching of the core chip and supply the core chip with the sufficient power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SOCIONEXT INC.
    Inventors: Takashi Oyama, Kuniaki Iwano, Masakazu Sato, Soichi Hagiwara
  • Patent number: 10716004
    Abstract: A process for authorizing wireless service includes providing a generally flat form factor card having a first surface and opposing second surface, providing at least one removable subscriber identity module (SIM) card arranged in the generally flat form factor card defined by the first surface, where the at least one removable subscriber identity module is releasably attached to the first surface of the generally flat form factor by respective breaking tabs. The process further includes providing an activation code arranged on the first surface, the activation code is associated with the at least one SIM card, wherein the activation code is configured to authorize wireless service associated with the at least one SIM card when provided to a wireless service provider, and provisioning wireless service to a wireless device from a wireless network. An activation card is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TracFone Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Alma Martinez
  • Patent number: 10713645
    Abstract: A method implemented on an augmented reality (AR) electronic device includes receiving a request to activate a transaction card account on a transaction card. The transaction card account is activated on the transaction card. A virtual representation of account information corresponding to the transaction card account is displayed on the AR electronic device. The exterior of the transaction card is free of account identifying information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: John Ross Neale, William R. Breed, Jasvir K. Singh, Geraldine M. Carolan, Kristine Collings, Kourtney Eidam
  • Patent number: 10705746
    Abstract: A memory system includes: a controller for selecting a pre-coding mode or a normal write mode in response to a host interface mode change command inputted from a host device; and a semiconductor memory device for storing, in an operating system (OS) storage area, OS data inputted from the host device in the pre-coding mode under the control of the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventor: Kwang Su Kim
  • Patent number: 10705141
    Abstract: A method for managing a product includes: placing an integrated circuit in a bootstrap mode with debugging prohibition in response to each reset or power-up of the integrated circuit and in an absence of a reception, on a test access port of the product, of a first command; and placing the integrated circuit in an analysis mode with debugging authorization in response to reception, on the test access port, of the first command following the reset or the power-up of the integrated circuit. Placing the integrated circuit in the analysis mode is maintained at least as long as a second command has not been received on the test access port. Placing the integrated circuit in the bootstrap mode and placing the integrated circuit in the analysis mode are performed in response to a determination that the integrated circuit has never before been placed in the analysis mode with debugging authorization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS (ROUSSET) SAS
    Inventors: Lionel Sinegre, Eric Sagnard, Stephan Courcambeck, William Orlando, Layachi Daineche
  • Patent number: 10699179
    Abstract: Provided is a contactless-type metal card with an electromagnetic wave absorption sheet. The contactless-type metal card may include: a metal body sheet made of a metal material; an antenna inlay sheet made of a synthetic resin material with an antenna mounted on one side thereof; an electromagnetic wave absorption sheet disposed between the metal body sheet and the antenna inlay sheet; an IC device for card mounted on the metal body sheet or the antenna inlay sheet and having terminals connected to two ends of the antenna; a first thermal adhesive sheet disposed between the metal body sheet and the electromagnetic wave absorption sheet; and a second thermal adhesive sheet disposed between the electromagnetic wave absorption sheet and the antenna inlay sheet. The electromagnetic wave absorption sheet is preferably formed by mixing a powder of materials having a property of absorbing an electromagnetic wave and a binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: BIOSMART CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tae Ki Yoon, Gi Hoon Choi
  • Patent number: 10700433
    Abstract: A wireless communication device is provided that includes a flat plate-shaped conductor, an RFIC element including first and second input/output terminals, a loop antenna, and a connection conductor that connects the loop antenna to the flat plate-shaped conductor. The loop antenna includes a first conductor portion disposed along the flat plate-shaped conductor and connected to the first input/output terminal, a second conductor portion disposed along the flat plate-shaped conductor and connected to the second input/output terminal, a third conductor portion extending from the first conductor portion away from the flat plate-shaped conductor, a fourth conductor portion extending from the second conductor portion away from the flat plate-shaped conductor, and a fifth conductor portion connecting the third conductor portion and the fourth conductor portion. Moreover, the connection conductor connects the second conductor portion and the flat plate-shaped conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Noboru Kato
  • Patent number: 10700424
    Abstract: A printed circuit board can include a substrate layer, a first metal layer disposed over the substrate layer, a core layer disposed over the first metal layer, and a second metal layer disposed over the core layer, where the core layer defines a closed cavity between the first and second metal layers. Optionally, the cavity is filled with air and operates as an antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Ki Wook Lee
  • Patent number: 10699083
    Abstract: An antenna substrate includes a substrate, a modulating/demodulating circuit and a switch circuit each mounted on the substrate, and a printed antenna printed on the substrate. The printed antenna includes a plurality of unit coils. An end of one of the plurality of unit coils is electrically connected to the modulating/demodulating circuit. The switch circuit, according to a received control signal, selectively switches between an electrically interrupted state and a state in which a portion or all of the plurality of unit coils is electrically connected in series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Wataru Shirai
  • Patent number: 10692071
    Abstract: An apparatus such as a mobile phone includes a contactless smart card or payment device, where the smart card is intended for use in both commerce transaction payment and transit fare payment (or other venue access) environments. The payment device may function as both an electronic wallet for commerce transactions and as a transit system card, for access to and fare payment of transit services. Implementation of both functions may be achieved by use of a dynamic memory management system that permits data for both the payment and transit applications to be stored on the card, with the transit data and storage locations isolated from those used to store data intended for use in paying for commerce transactions. The transit application specific data may include access control data (keys, passwords, identification data) or data required for fare calculations (rates, historical data on system use), for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Visa U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Ayman Hammad, Brian Triplett, Philip Dixon