Programming (e.g., Read/write) Patents (Class 340/10.51)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10302666
    Abstract: A sample analyzing method of a sample analyzer for measuring samples, using a reagent container which comprises a writable and readable storage medium, the sample analyzing method including: storing information regarding a remaining amount of a reagent in the reagent container to a memory of the analyzer read from the storage medium; updating the information in the memory in response to an aspiration of the reagent; and writing updated information in the memory to the storage medium when an aspiration of the reagent in a plurality of measurements is completed. The writing of the updated information is postponed until the aspiration of the reagent in the plurality of measurements is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji Wakamiya, Kazutoshi Tokunaga
  • Patent number: 10292787
    Abstract: A surgical instrument and a method for installing a RFID label on the surgical instrument are provided. The surgical instrument includes a surgical instrument body, a RFID label and an adhesive, the surgical instrument body and the RFID label are fixedly connection by the adhesive, the adhesive comprises a first adhesive and a second adhesive; the first adhesive is disposed between a bottom surface of the RFID label and a surface of the surgical instrument body, the other surfaces of the RFID label are covered by the second adhesive, the second adhesive also covers an intersection of the RFID label with the surgical instrument body; and the first adhesive and the second adhesive are different types of adhesives, and an adhesive intensity of the first adhesive is greater than an adhesive intensity of the second adhesive, and fluidity of the second adhesive is greater than fluidity of the first adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: XERAFY SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Zhijia Liu
  • Patent number: 10289882
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing information flow when handling cargo. A mobile reader may be configured to connect to wirelessly readable memory devices provided on aircraft cargo containers. The memory device stores onward handling information for individual pieces of cargo stored in the container. The mobile reader may be further configured to display the onward handling information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AMADEUS S.A.S.
    Inventors: Matthew Coxall, Maria Krasko
  • Patent number: 10223558
    Abstract: A control device for wireless tags which are respectively attached to a plurality of articles supported respectively on a plurality of support portions and respectively store identification numbers of the articles, includes positioning portions that are respectively provided corresponding to the plurality of support portions, and input devices that are positioned respectively in the positioning portions. The input devices are individually controllable and each is configured to switch a flag status of one of the wireless tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jun Yaginuma, Sadatoshi Oishi
  • Patent number: 10200076
    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: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Kumu Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jung-Il Choi, Wilhelm Steffen Hahn, Mayank Jain
  • Patent number: 10192081
    Abstract: Embodiments of an interface system for interfacing between an NFC controller and a secure element are disclosed. In one embodiment, an interface system includes an interface memory, an interface controller, an NFC controller interface configured to exchange data between the interface system and an NFC controller, and a secure element interface configured to exchange data between the interface system and a secure element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Gernot Hueber, Ian Thomas Macnamara, Ulrich Neffe
  • Patent number: 10192377
    Abstract: The present invention is generally a movable barrier operator configured for remote actuation, and more specifically, to a movable barrier operator configured to generate a barrier command in response to an authorized mobile device joining wireless network. The authorization may be established by connecting the mobile device to the operator through a wireless communication means. The wireless communication means may include known protocols such as Bluetooth™, Wi-Fi, NFC, ZigBee™, or any other type of wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: ELIKA ACCESS SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Tehranchi, Pezhman Karimi, Daniel Perez
  • Patent number: 10186097
    Abstract: The present invention is generally a movable barrier operator configured for remote actuation, and more specifically, to a movable barrier operator configured to generate a barrier command in response to an authorized mobile device joining wireless network. The authorization may be established by connecting the mobile device to the operator through a wireless communication means. The wireless communication means may include known protocols such as Bluetooth™, Wi-Fi, NFC, ZigBee™, or any other type of wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: ELIKA ACCESS SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Tehranchi, Pezhman Karimi, Daniel Perez
  • Patent number: 10186125
    Abstract: Tracking items of items in a facility involves using an RFID portal system to determine when an EAS tag containing an RFID element has exited from a secured area within the facility. The EAS tag is triggered to initiate a wireless beacon signal upon exiting. Thereafter, control logic associated with the EAS tag is used to cause the wireless beacon signal to be communicated at predetermined intervals. The wireless beacon signal includes unique identifier information concerning the EAS tag. When the beacon signal is received at one or more short range communication (SRC) devices outside the secured area, its location is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventor: Charles T. Turgeon
  • Patent number: 10176412
    Abstract: Implantable transponders comprising no ferromagnetic parts for use in medical implants are disclosed herein. Such transponders may assist in preventing interference of transponders with medical imaging technologies. Such transponders may optionally be of a small size, and may assist in collecting and transmitting data and information regarding implanted medical devices. Methods of using such transponders, readers for detecting such transponders, and methods for using such readers are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Establishment Labs S.A.
    Inventors: Randolph Keith Geissler, Rudy A. Mazzocchi, Juan José Chacón Quirós
  • Patent number: 10171978
    Abstract: A guest engagement system and associated methods provide seamless engagement with guests of facilities through the use of wireless sensing technologies. The system makes use of individual guest devices which are carried by guests and used to automatically identify and authenticate the guests throughout the facility. Services can thereby be seamlessly provided to the guests throughout the facility. The services include automatic unlocking of doors, including hotel or state room doors, based on the guests' immediate proximity to their assigned room's door. The services also include automated payment services provided at checkout or vending terminals, and automated log-on to interactive displays and portals, among others, based on secure wireless authentication of the guest devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: CARNIVAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Padgett, Michael G. Jungen, Douglas Steele, Kyle Prestenback, Richard J. Criado, Vince Ball, Adam Leonards, Glenn Curtis, Manny Vellon, Patrick Mendiuk, Sander Lam
  • Patent number: 10168971
    Abstract: In a communication system, an image forming apparatus sends an address of a receiving section to an external device. The external device receives a selection of image data through plural thumbnails displayed on a display section, and wirelessly sends the selected image data to the image forming apparatus with the address. The image forming apparatus receives the selected image data and prints an image. The image forming apparatus accepts a selection indicating whether a communication between the external device and the image forming apparatus is performed either by a first or second communication system method. The image forming apparatus performs sending and/or receiving the image data with the address by the first communication system method when the first communication system method is selected, and performs sending and/or receiving the image data with the address by the second communication system method when the second communication system method is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masafumi Okigami, Masanori Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10089811
    Abstract: An electro-mechanical lock for cargo containers or similar enclosed spaces such as storage units. The locking mechanism includes a dual-ratcheting mechanism, which is normally in the locked position, and which firmly secures doors of a container or other enclosure. To unlock the device, the user obtains a temporary access code and unlocks the device, either by a wireless interface or by, for example, a key pad. The device incorporates a rolling access code algorithm that changes the access code based upon a pre-defined customer selected time period during which the code is valid. Once the validity period expires the user must obtain a new access code from a secure access code source to unlock the device. When access is desired, the user contacts a remote secure access code source, which provides the access code for the associated lock and time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Security Enhancement Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Philip J. Ufkes
  • Patent number: 10068224
    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: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Uniloc 2017 LLC
    Inventors: Craig S. Etchegoyen, Dono Harjanto, Sean D. Burdick
  • Patent number: 10028661
    Abstract: Buffered body return receiver configurations are described. An amplifier for a receiver can be connected to two electrodes such that one of the two electrodes is connected to a non-inverting input of the amplifier and a second of the two electrodes is a driven node by being connected to both the inverting input of the amplifier and the output of the amplifier. The amplifier may be connected as a fully differential amplifier, a single-ended differential amplifier, a buffer, or an amplifier with a gain greater than 1, while still enabling improved channel gains with reduced power consumption at the transmitter from the signal source. The buffered body return receiver is suitable for scenarios in which a signal source is electrically independent of the power supply of the receiver's amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Grant S. Anderson, Charles G. Sodini
  • Patent number: 10028318
    Abstract: According to various embodiments of the present invention, a method for connecting to external devices by using a near-field communication module in an electronic device may include: obtaining external device information for connecting to the external devices, connecting to the external devices by using the obtained external device information, and controlling the connected external devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Anki Cho, Jaewook Lee, Taieui Song
  • Patent number: 10012929
    Abstract: An imaging cartridge chip includes a communication module for providing data communication between the imaging cartridge chip and an imaging device; a non-volatile data storage module for storing at least two different serial numbers; a volatile temporary data storage module connecting between the communication module and the non-volatile data storage module and including at least two temporary data storage units; and a control module. The control module is configured to load different serial numbers into corresponding temporary data storage units; to send a serial number in a selected temporary data storage unit to the imaging device; to determine whether the serial number sent to the imaging device passes a legitimacy verification of the imaging device; and when the serial number sent to the imaging device does not pass the legitimacy verification, to send a serial number in another temporary data storage unit to the imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: APEX MICROELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xuefeng He