Programming (e.g., Read/write) Patents (Class 340/10.51)
  • Patent number: 11442919
    Abstract: According to examples, data reliability analysis may include scanning a component of a data supply chain, and determining, based on the scanning, configurations of the component. Data reliability analysis may further include analyzing the configurations, and detecting, based on the analysis of the configurations, a change in at least one of the configurations. The change may be compared against a corresponding configuration rule to determine whether the change is a defect that affects consistency of data related to the component. In response to a determination that the change is the defect, a solution related to the defect may be determined based on the corresponding configuration rule. A configuration of the component may be modified, based on the solution related to the defect, to correct the defect that affects the consistency of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Eduard Smits, Rob Goes, Simon Coombs
  • Patent number: 11429827
    Abstract: An electronic tag device for cargo or baggage comprising a housing, a microcontroller, a memory, a wireless communications module, and a sensor module. The microcontroller is configured to receive itinerary data via the wireless communications module while the microcontroller is operating in a first mode and store the itinerary data in memory. The itinerary data may include at least a place of departure, a departure time, a place of arrival, and an arrival time. The microcontroller is further configured to enter a second mode based on at least one of the departure time in the itinerary and sensor data received from the sensor module, wherein the wireless communications module is disabled in the second mode, and return to the first mode based on at least one of the arrival time in the itinerary and sensor data received from the sensor module. The microcontroller will communicate with a remote system using the communications module while in the first mode and turn off all communication while in the second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Bagid AS
    Inventor: Jan Vidar Nalbant
  • Patent number: 11432252
    Abstract: A system for synchronizing transceivers which includes a first and second plurality of transceivers. The first plurality of transceivers are arranged at fixed positions with respect to each other. One of the first plurality of transceivers is configured to transmit a first wideband signal. The second plurality of transceivers are arranged at fixed positions with respect to each other. Each of the second plurality of transceivers is configured to receive the first wideband signal and to generate a respective one of second wideband signals based on the respectively received first wideband signal modified by a respective one of offsets which differ from each other, and to transmit the respective one of second wideband signals. The one of the first plurality of transceivers is configured to receive the second wideband signals which form the basis for synchronizing one of the first plurality of transceivers with the second plurality of transceivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    Inventors: Russel Que, Klaus Kittmann, Michael Von Voithenberg
  • Patent number: 11403506
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification (RFID) switch tag is disclosed. This RFID switch tag includes a base component having an ultra-high frequency (UHF) booster, and a detachable component having at least one UHF RFID module and a high frequency (HF) RFID module. In some embodiments, the detachable component is positioned in close proximity to the base component in a first configuration of the RFID switch tag such that the at least one UHF RFID module is sufficiently coupled to the UHF booster in the base component to form an UHF RFID system having a desired performance. The detachable component can also be separated from the base component to obtain a second configuration of the RFID switch tag, and the HF RFID module remains functional within the detached detachable component so that the detachable component can be used as a standalone HF RFID tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: NEOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Sheshi Nyalamadugu, Joe Mullis
  • Patent number: 11387863
    Abstract: A system-in-package or multi-chip module architecture that includes a field programmable neural array, that instantiates an instance of a neural network model trained to receive internal observation signals from a digitally controlled integrated circuit, and rapidly generate corresponding system settings to optimize desired characteristics. The system continuously adapts system settings to environmental conditions via a feedback loop of observation signals. The field programmable neural array may also receive observation signals external to the module to generate system settings based on factors not otherwise definable by internal signal characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Orion Davies, Russell D. Wyse
  • Patent number: 11364155
    Abstract: An incontinence detection pad has an RFID tag in which an authentication code, such as an electronic product code (EPC), is stored. A reader in wireless communication with the RFID tag of the incontinence detection pad verifies that the incontinence detection pad is an authorized detection pad. Thus, unauthorized incontinence detection pads that do not have the proper authentication code are not able to be used in an incontinence detection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Weidman, Gavin M. Monson, John D. Christie, James Voll
  • Patent number: 11341343
    Abstract: A Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag IC stores an identifier and a check code. The IC determines whether the stored identifier is corrupted by comparing it to the check code. If the stored identifier does not correspond to the check code then the IC may terminate operation or indicate an error. The IC may also reconstruct the correct identifier from the check code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Impinj, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Diorio
  • Patent number: 11317263
    Abstract: A low-energy communication system includes at least one antenna; an energy harvester coupled to the at least one antenna and adapted to harvest energy from over-the-air signals; a first capacitor for storing the harvested energy; a system on chip (SoC) for allowing at least reception and transmission of wireless signals using a low-energy communication protocol; and wherein the energy harvester, the first capacitor, the SoC, are integrated in a semiconductor die, the die is placed on a substrate; and wherein the at least one antenna is included in the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Wiliot, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaron Elboim, Eylon Gersten
  • Patent number: 11276258
    Abstract: An access card may store an encrypted operation key and a key used to read the encrypted operation key from the access card. The encrypted operation key and the key may be based on a unique identifier (UID) of the access card. The encrypted operation key may be obtained by encrypting an operation key using a cryptographic key that is also based on the UID of the access card. An access card reader may read the UID from the access card and use it to generate the key used to read the encrypted operation key from the access card. The access card read may also use the UID read from the access card to generate a cryptographic key used to decrypt the encrypted operation key. The access card reader may validate the decrypted operation key and determine whether to grant or deny access, for example, via an access control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Delphian Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Ashok Hirpara, Arkadiusz Zimny
  • Patent number: 11257313
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using accelerations derived from a motion pattern for multi-factor authentication, the method including receiving, filtering, and determining an identifying pattern from acceleration data representative of the user and using the identifying pattern for secured access authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Edwards, Michael Mossoba, Abdelkader Benkreira
  • Patent number: 11250949
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are provided that enable the revision of RF command handling software stored in ROM, and that enable to supplementation of RF command handling software stored in ROM. Examples of the systems, devices, and methods make use of a lookup data structure stored within writable non-volatile memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: ABBOTT DIABETES CARE INC.
    Inventors: Xuandong Hua, Jean-Pierre Cole, Martin Fennell, Theodore J. Kunich, Lane Westlund, Arni Ingimundarson
  • Patent number: 11240365
    Abstract: A system may include an electronic device that includes an enclosure having a transparent cover. The electronic device may also include a display positioned below the transparent cover and configured to display a first graphical user interface and a second graphical user interface different from the first graphical user interface, and a touch sensor positioned below the transparent cover and configured to detect touch inputs applied to the transparent cover. The system may also include a protective case that includes a shell defining a cavity and configured to at least partially cover the enclosure of the electronic device when the electronic device is positioned in the cavity, and a near-field wireless communication antenna coupled to the shell and detectable by the electronic device. In response to detecting the near-field wireless communication antenna, the electronic device may be configured to switch from the first graphical user interface to the second graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas S. Hulbert, Jeremy D. Bataillou, Gemma A. Roper, Brian T. Gleeson, Miao He, Benjamin G. Jackson, David C. Burns
  • Patent number: 11234842
    Abstract: A method of controlling a prosthetic hand having at least one motorized component is provided. The method comprises the steps of providing the hand with a first wireless transceiver and a controller in communication with one another, storing at least one manipulation instruction relating to the at least one component, and assigning a code relating to the at least one manipulation instruction to at least one second wireless transceiver. The at least one second transceiver is placed in a location at which the at least one manipulation instruction is to be given, and the controller manipulates the at least one component in accordance with the at least one manipulation instruction when the first transceiver communicates to the controller that the at least one second transceiver is within a predetermined distance of the first transceiver. Related methods and systems for controlling a prosthetic hand are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Touch Bionics Limited
    Inventors: Hugh Gill, Jess Murphy
  • Patent number: 11232338
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a radio tag communication device includes an antenna configured to transmit an interrogation signal and receive a response signal from a radio tag transmitting the response signal in response to the interrogation signal. A radio tag communication control unit of the device is configured to cause the antenna to repeatedly transmit the interrogation signal from a start time of an object conveyance until a reception strength of the response signal received by the antenna is equal to or greater than a predetermined threshold, and then perform writing on the radio tag via the antenna once the reception strength of the response signal received by the antenna is equal to or greater than the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takashi Tomiyama
  • Patent number: 11210493
    Abstract: A fingerprint recognition card is provided to perform authentication and security functions by recognizing a fingerprint of a user and includes a fingerprint recognition unit configured to detect a fingerprint of a user, a control unit configured to perform registration authentication for the detected fingerprint of the user, a communication unit configured to perform tagging to an external reader depending on the registration authentication of the control unit, and an inductive current generator configured to generate an inductive current in response to approaching the external reader. The inductive current generator generates the inductive current when a distance to the external reader is within a predetermined distance, converts the generated inductive current to a direct current (DC), and supplies the output voltage, which is generated by reducing the input voltage of the converted DC, to the fingerprint recognition unit, the control unit, and the communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: SISOUL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wookyu Lee, Wangee Cho
  • Patent number: 11199621
    Abstract: In accordance with a first aspect of the present disclosure, a transponder is provided, comprising: a frequency detector configured to monitor an output frequency of a clock-stop sensor of said transponder, wherein said frequency detector is further configured to determine if said output frequency falls within a response detection frequency range of an external reader, and a frequency shifter configured to shift, in response to the frequency detector determining that the output frequency falls within said response detection frequency range, said output frequency to a value outside said response detection frequency range. In accordance with a second aspect of the present disclosure, a corresponding method of operating a transponder is conceived. In accordance with a third aspect of the present disclosure, a corresponding computer program is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Shankar Joshi, Raghavendra Kongari, Björn Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 11157709
    Abstract: A tag reading apparatus comprises a passage that is configured to receive an RFID-tagged article that is to be registered in a transaction. The passage has an inlet end and an outlet end separated from each other in a first direction and width in a second direction. An antenna is in the passage at a position between the inlet and outlet ends in the first direction. An RFID reader is provided to read an RFID tag according to a response wave from the RFID tag received via the antenna. A controller is configured to identify the RFID-tagged article as being in the transaction according to a change in the response wave (such as a phase difference or intensity) corresponding to a movement of the RFID-tagged article from the inlet end to the outlet end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinji Saegusa
  • Patent number: 11112416
    Abstract: A system for performing a molecular analysis workflow includes a reaction holder or a reaction substrate, such as a multi-well reaction plate, with a reaction holder/substrate RFID tag, and/or a reagent container with a reagent container RFID tag, and an instrument and/or device that includes an RFID reader/writer operable to read and/or write information to and from the reaction holder/substrate RFID tag and/or the reagent container RFID tag. The reaction holder/substrate RFID tag and the reagent container RFID tag can be utilized separately or together to send and receive and store information, for example, for a workflow of a molecular analysis, such as a polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shakila Pothini, Hardeep Sangha, Marc Haberstroh, Puneet Suri, Damien Luk
  • Patent number: 11012271
    Abstract: An RFID circuit and to a demodulator for an RFID circuit, the demodulator including an input and at least one output, a clock extractor connected to the input, a comparator connected to at least one output, a finite impulse response FIR filter arrangement connected to the input and connected to the comparator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: EM Microelectronic-Marin SA
    Inventors: Alessandro Venca, Michel Moser
  • Patent number: 11003365
    Abstract: Methods of operating phase-change memory arrays are described. A method includes determining a pattern to be written to a phase-change memory array and executing, according to the pattern, two or more proper reset sequences on the phase-change memory array to write the pattern to the phase-change memory array. Another method includes executing a set sequence on a phase-change memory array and performing a proper read of the phase-change memory array to obtain a pattern derived from executing the set sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ferdinando Bedeschi, Claudio Resta, Marco Ferraro
  • Patent number: 10991187
    Abstract: In accordance with a first aspect of the present disclosure, an electronic identification device is provided, comprising an ultra-high frequency (UHF) communication unit, wherein said UHF communication unit is configured to be activated restrictedly. In accordance with a second aspect of the present disclosure, a method of operating an electronic identification device is conceived, said electronic identification device comprising an ultra-high frequency (UHF) communication unit, the method comprising restrictedly activating said UHF communication unit. In accordance with a third aspect of the present disclosure, a non-transitory machine-readable medium is provided, comprising instructions that, when executed, carry out a method of the kind set forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Thueringer, Peter Schmallegger, Franz Amtmann
  • Patent number: 10986096
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for administering a communication channel between two host components of a mobile NFC device. The method includes a step of updating the whitelist of a first host component, then a step of notifying the update to a second authorised host component. The notifying step informs the second host component of the status of the whitelist of the first host component in order to prevent the transmission of requests to create a communication channel which would then be rejected. Also disclosed is a mobile NFC device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: IDEMIA FRANCE
    Inventors: Elder Dos Santos, Damien Lieupart
  • Patent number: 10918877
    Abstract: An ambulatory medical device is provided. The device includes battery lock circuitry configured to transmit a lock signal at a beginning of a battery lock period of the ambulatory medical device and transmit an unlock signal upon detecting an unlock triggering event indicating an end of the battery lock period of the ambulatory medical device. The device also includes a battery being configured to be securely disposed within a chamber of the ambulatory medical device in a first locked manner and provide power to the ambulatory medical device and a battery lock configured to mechanically engage the battery in a second locked manner upon receiving the lock signal indicating the beginning of the battery lock period of the ambulatory medical device and mechanically disengage the battery from the second locked manner upon receiving the unlock signal signaling the end of the battery lock period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Mark F. Roberto, John Clark
  • Patent number: 10916114
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for authorizing an item with an RFID tag to leave a facility. In one embodiment, a mobile device receives or determines an exit code (EC) to write into the tag in response to providing authorizing information. The EC may be based on information stored in the tag such as the tag's item identifier or other tag information (collectively an item identifier or II), a ticket value, other information such as the OC, a mobile identity or location, or any other suitable information. Upon verification of the EC, the tagged item is allowed to leave the facility. In another embodiment, the mobile device stores an item identifier (II) associated with the tag and provides authorizing information. Upon verifying the authorizing information and confirming that the stored II corresponds to the tagged item's II, the tagged item is allowed to leave the facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Impinj, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Diorio, Scott A. Cooper, Matthew Robshaw, Tan Mau Wu
  • Patent number: 10914815
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes accessing an operational status of a vehicle that is coupled to a radar antenna array, accessing sensor data that includes a count of and a location of a plurality of objects within a vicinity of the vehicle, accessing signal strength data associated with one or more base station antennas located within the vicinity of the vehicle, and determining to switch at least some of a plurality of radar resources of the radar antenna array from an object detection mode to a data transfer mode. The determination is based on the operational status, the sensor data, or the signal strength data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Farzad Cyrus Foroughi Abari, Romain Clément, Helen Ruth Lurie
  • Patent number: 10916080
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using accelerations derived from a motion pattern for multi-factor authentication, the method including receiving, filtering, and determining an identifying pattern from acceleration data representative of the user and using the identifying pattern for secured access authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Edwards, Michael Mossoba, Abdelkader Benkreira
  • Patent number: 10906328
    Abstract: A data writing device includes a roller configured to convey a label including a radio tag along a predetermined path, a reader/writer configured to wirelessly communicate with the radio tag, and a controller configured to control the roller to convey the label and control the reader/writer to acquire a plurality of radio wave intensities from the radio tag at different positions along the predetermined path as the label is conveyed, and determine one of the different positions along the predetermined path at which the radio wave intensities are equal to or greater than a threshold value as a writing position for the radio tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki Koike, Sadatoshi Oishi
  • Patent number: 10853715
    Abstract: A calibration execution section (calibration module) conveys a label mount by a conveyance pitch set by a conveyance pitch setting section (setting module) based on information including an arrangement state of a plurality of label papers attached to the label mount, and determines a writing position of information to an RFID tag (wireless tag), a wireless output value at the time of writing the information, and a threshold value for discriminating between a response signal from an RFID tag which is a writing target for the wireless output value and a response signal from an RFID tag which is not the writing target. An information writing section (writing module) writes the information at the writing position determined by the calibration execution section according to the wireless output value determined by the calibration execution section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Tsuchimoto
  • Patent number: 10843486
    Abstract: A label issuance device includes a roller configured to convey a label including an RFID tag along a conveyance path, an antenna board disposed under the conveyance path and having planar surfaces that are perpendicular to a conveyance direction of the label, the antenna board including a substrate, a transmission line formed inwardly of an upper edge of the substrate that faces the conveyed label, and a ground layer formed on each of the planar surfaces of the substrate, and a reader/writer connected to the antenna board to read out and write data from and onto the RFID tag of the conveyed label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Sadatoshi Oishi
  • Patent number: 10847002
    Abstract: Valuables transport bag tampering detection and controlled triggering of smoke dispenser in response to said detection. Additionally, techniques are addressed to pair a valuables transport bag with a user fob or user fobs in response to a pairing control signal from a supervisory fob. With a valuables transport bag having a zipper closure, techniques to issue proper zipper closure and detection of such closure are also addressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: ELLENBY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Aaron H. Dobbins, James M. Henry, Jeffrey D. Welder, Brian D. Stang
  • Patent number: 10776198
    Abstract: A Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag IC stores an identifier and a check code. The IC determines whether the stored identifier is corrupted by comparing it to the check code. If the stored identifier does not correspond to the check code then the IC may terminate operation or indicate an error. The IC may also reconstruct the correct identifier from the check code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Impmj, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Diorio
  • Patent number: 10768016
    Abstract: A method includes listening, at a mobile collector, for beacons from a plurality of nodes to locate and communicate with a targeted node, each beacon comprising a utility device identification (ID) and communication channel information; receiving, by the mobile collector, the beacon from the targeted node of the plurality of nodes; and determining, by the mobile collector, that the beacon was received from the targeted node based on the utility device ID included in the beacon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Mueller International, LLC
    Inventors: Dale McLeod Magley, Edward J. Meaney, Jr., David Edwin Splitz
  • Patent number: 10742438
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for group-controlling devices. Group information on interoperable devices among a plurality of electronic devices is acquired. The interoperable devices indicated in the group information are controlled as a group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hyungrae Cho, Jihyeon Kweon, Seokmin Oh, Kangmin Lee, Yousef Kharsim
  • Patent number: 10722712
    Abstract: A system for spinal cord stimulation, includes a stimulation device having a plurality of electrodes. The stimulation device is configured to deliver spinal cord stimulation via the electrodes according to a set of stimulation parameters. The stimulation device is further configured to store a plurality of different sets of stimulation parameters. The stimulation device is further configured to select one of the stored sets and to deliver spinal cord stimulation according to this selected set, when the stimulation device or a component of the system is located in proximity to an external activator associated with the selected set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Biotronik SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Rainer Joerg Grosskopf, Michael Reinert
  • Patent number: 10652336
    Abstract: A personal cosmetic appliance system that includes a personal cosmetic appliance including a main unit physically configured to couple with a detachable unit having a cosmetic applicator configured to perform a cosmetic treatment on a body part of the user and a detachable unit communication interface, the main unit including a main unit communication interface having circuitry configured to communicatively couple to the detachable unit communication interface to transmit and receive information with the detachable unit, and to communicatively couple at least one of the detachable unit communication interface and the main unit communication interface to a client device associated with the personal cosmetic appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: JoHannes D. Paul, Joseph E. Skidmore
  • Patent number: 10637272
    Abstract: A method for adaptively optimizing wireless charging efficiency is disclosed. The method may comprise providing an input power to a power transmitter, the power transmitter comprising a transmitter-side coil wirelessly coupled to a receiver-side coil of a power receiver, determining, at the power receiver, a real power transferred from the power transmitter, transmitting information associated with the determined real power to the power transmitter through the coupling between the receiver-side coil and the transmitter-side coil, and adjusting, at the power transmitter, the input power in response to determining, according to the transmitted information, that the real power differs from an expected power corresponding to the input power by over a first threshold, causing the real power to tune towards the expected power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN YICHONG WIRELESS POWER TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD
    Inventors: Siming Pan, Dawei He, Tun Li
  • Patent number: 10592709
    Abstract: Various switchable RFID devices are disclosed. These switchable RFID devices may include one or more RFID tags and one or more switches. Some of these one or more switches are optionally wireless. In various embodiments, the switchable RFID devices include cellular phones, security devices, identity devices, financial devices, remote controls, and the like. The switchable RFID devices are optionally disposed in a passport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Steven Michael Colby
  • Patent number: 10541759
    Abstract: Embodiments herein provide a system for underground communication. The system includes a surface layer and an underground layer. The surface layer includes an unburied transceiver station connected to a base station. The underground layer includes a buried transceiver station connected to the unburied transceiver station. The underground layer includes an electronic device with a meta-material antenna and a transceiver in communication with the buried transceiver station. Further, the underground layer includes a coordinator in communication with a plurality of sensors nodes and a plurality of routers. The underground layer includes an unburied transceiver station in communication with the plurality of routers and meta-material antenna. The unburied transceiver station in underground layer communicates with the buried transceiver station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BOMBAY
    Inventors: Ashutosh Patri, Jayanta Mukherjee
  • Patent number: 10515493
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and techniques for tracking and pictorially displaying locations of tracked individuals involve retrieving a location of the tracked individual and pictorially representing the location of the tracked individual on a display. The location can be acquired using a credentials acquisition device to read credentials issued to the tracked individuals. Pictorially representing the location on a display may involve showing one or both of the location and number of the tracked individuals on a map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Avigilon Corporation
    Inventors: King L. Tse, Elaine Quek, Bill Yang, Steven D. Lewis, Theodore W. Lepich, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10515239
    Abstract: A transmission device includes a magnetic field antenna and an electric field antenna connected electrically to the magnetic field antenna. When the magnetic field antenna is at a position allowing reception of a magnetic field signal transmitted by another magnetic field antenna included in a magnetic field transmission device, the transmission device becomes capable of transmitting an electric field signal generated on the basis of the magnetic field signal. The electric field antenna is grounded by being connected electrically to a ground to which the magnetic field transmission device is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: eNFC Inc.
    Inventor: Takanori Washiro
  • Patent number: 10474855
    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: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: METRC LLC
    Inventors: Dilek Dagdelen Uysal, Jeffrey Lane Wells
  • Patent number: 10460549
    Abstract: In an exemplary method of monitoring usage of an electronically operated dispenser, a dispensing mechanism is operated by an internal controller of the dispenser in response to user activation of an actuator of the dispenser in communication with the controller. In response to operation of the dispensing mechanism, dispenser data is written to an internal dispenser memory in wired communication with the controller, with the controller and the dispenser memory being electrically connected with and powered by a power source. The dispenser memory receives a wireless interrogation signal from an external reader and collects energy from the wireless interrogation signal. In response to receipt of the wireless interrogation signal, the dispenser memory wirelessly transmits the written dispenser data to the external reader, with the dispenser memory being powered by the collected energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Jackson Wegelin
  • Patent number: 10452876
    Abstract: Systems and methods for backscatter communications are provided that employ a backscatter reader to transmit a carrier signal to multiple backscatter tags having heterogeneous hardware and specifications. In response to receiving the carrier, the tags encode data into the received signal and, concurrently, transmit their respective backscattered signal to the reader. The concurrent signals are received by the reader as a combined signal. The reader detects edges in the received signal, based on the corresponding in-phase (I) and quadrature (Q) signals. The edges are then assigned to streams based on the offset or transmission rate of the tags. In some cases, the reader can detect edge collisions. These collisions can be resolved by causing the colliding signals to be retransmitted or by separating the colliding signals. The individual streams corresponding to each of the tags can then be decoded to identify the originally transmitted data from each tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: Deepak Ganesan, Pan Hu, Pengyu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10438482
    Abstract: Method and system for remotely detecting a vehicle positioned in at least one of several possible adjacent lanes, which lanes are arranged one after the other in a lateral direction, wherein reading antennas are arranged to read received electro-magnetic signals received from vehicles, at different lateral reading locations. The method involves measuring an electromagnetic signal received from the vehicle by several of said reading antennas; determining, for each of said several reading antennas, a respective received electromagnetic signal strength; determining, based upon knowledge about a respective relative geometric position and the said respective determined signal strength of each of the said several reading antennas, a geometric center of gravity for a first signal strength function, which is the received signal strength as a function of physical lateral position; and detecting the vehicle as present in a lane in which the said geometric center of gravity lies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: TAGMASTER AB
    Inventor: Mattias Karl Olov Edlund
  • Patent number: 10425125
    Abstract: The present invention provides to an estimation of a directed signal on a bidirectional duplex transmission line without the need of a directional coupler which has to be physically inserted into the wired transmission line. It is for this purpose, that the signals on the transmission line are measured at two separate spatial positions and the directed signals on the wired transmission line are estimated by analyzing the measured signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Andrew Schaefer
  • Patent number: 10423307
    Abstract: An electronic device for indicating selection of a data transfer method is disclosed. A processor is coupled to an input interface module and an output interface module. A memory is coupled to the processor and stores an application comprising instructions to cause the device to display indications corresponding to a plurality of data transfer methods via the output interface module, receive a selection of one of the methods for use in making a subsequent data transfer, retrieve a graphical element corresponding to the selected method, configure the device for making data transfers using the selected method, and indicate the device is operable to perform data transfers using the selected method by presenting the graphical element in the interface of the application whenever the interface is displayed via the output interface module or by modifying an icon for launching the application to correspond to the graphical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: Adrian Bloy, Sébastien Forget, Ryan Edmund Vekeman, Connie Maun-Fong Chan, Daniel Lam Tin Cheung, Arun Victor Jagga, John Jong-Suk Lee
  • Patent number: 10382085
    Abstract: A system for wired analog self-interference cancellation includes a coarse delayer that delays a sampled RF transmit signal by a first delay amount; a frequency downconverter that downconverts the sampled RF transmit signal to IF; a first canceller tap group comprising a first per-tap-group delayer, a first sampling coupler, a first per-tap delayer, and first and second analog vector modulators that generates an IF self-interference cancellation signal; a frequency upconverter that upconverts the IF self-interference cancellation signal to RF; and a receive coupler that combines the RF self-interference cancellation signal with the RF receive signal, reducing self-interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Kumu Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jung-Il Choi, Wilhelm Steffen Hahn, Mayank Jain
  • Patent number: 10360555
    Abstract: A method for near field authentication of sources using an audio transceiver computing device includes scanning a plurality of predetermined frequencies for a free frequency, selecting the free frequency from the plurality of predetermined frequencies, generating a periodic enclosed content message, generating a modulated carrier wave representing the periodic enclosed content message, and transmitting the modulated carrier wave at the free frequency. A method for near field authentication of sources using a microphone input of a receiving computing device includes scanning a plurality of predetermined frequencies to detect a signal using the microphone input, verifying, responsive to detecting the signal, that the signal includes at least one enclosed content message, and extracting a content from the enclosed content message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Uniloc 2017 LLC
    Inventors: Craig S. Etchegoyen, Dono Harjanto, Sean D. Burdick
  • Patent number: 10356275
    Abstract: A wireless communication apparatus includes a first wireless communication unit that performs a first wireless communication, a second wireless communication unit that performs a second wireless communication that consumes less electric power than the first wireless communication, a power supply circuit that supplies electric power to the first and second wireless communication unit by receiving electric power supply from a battery or an external power supply, a state detection unit that detects whether the power supply circuit is in a first state for receiving the electric power supply from the external power supply or in a second state for receiving the electric power supply from the battery, and a first control unit. The first control unit determines which one of the first and second wireless communications to adopt as a wireless communication that is to be used for communication, based on detection result by the state detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Daiki Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10311702
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided and include a processor that is configured to execute instructions stored in a nontransitory memory. The instructions include receiving at least one measurement event signal, which includes (i) acceleration data that represents an amount of vibration associated with goods at a corresponding time, (ii) location data that represents a location of the goods at the corresponding time, and (iii) an alarm value that is based on a comparison of the acceleration data and a threshold. The instructions include transmitting an alert to a remote device. The alert is (i) transmitted in response to the alarm value of one of the at least one measurement event signal indicating that the goods were subjected to an excessive amount of vibration, and (ii) instructs a user of the excessive amount of vibration. The remote device is configured to display a message based on the alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: LOCUS SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Blair Nygren, Rodney Parsons