Authorization Control (e.g., Entry Into An Area) Patents (Class 340/5.2)
  • Patent number: 11410221
    Abstract: A method for security and/or automation systems is described. In one embodiment, the method includes integrating, via a processor of a first computing device, a secure delivery option in relation to a checkout interface of a point of sale (POS) system. In some cases, the method includes receiving, via the processor, an input to enable the secure delivery option in relation to an order being placed via the checkout interface, generating, via the processor, an access code for the order based at least in part on enabling the secure delivery option, and enabling, via the processor, access to a premises via the access code generated for the order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: VIVINT, INC.
    Inventors: Michelle Zundel, Michael D. Child
  • Patent number: 11403900
    Abstract: It is provided a method for providing access to a physical space for provision of a service. The method is performed in an access coordinator and comprises the steps of: receiving an approval signal indicating that the service consumer allows a service provider agent of a service provider to open the lock; deriving service provider access data being necessary for the service provider agent to open the lock; transmitting the service provider access data to a service provider server, for storage by the service provider server; deleting the service provider access data from the access coordinator; receiving the service provider access data and a request to assign a service provider agent to open the lock; generating service agent access data; and transmitting the service agent access data to a service provider agent device associated with the service provider agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventors: Stefan Strömberg, Sona Singh
  • Patent number: 11403385
    Abstract: A meeting system includes an identification information acquirer that acquires a card ID, based on a user's operation of touching a reader with an ID card 5 for identifying the user, an authentication process operator that determines whether or not to grant an authentication of the user, based on the card ID acquired by the identification information acquirer, and a command process operator that issues a command for commanding an operation corresponding to a desired operation of the user, where the command is associated with the card ID corresponding to the user, if the authentication of the user is granted by the authentication process operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Sato, Hiroki Munetomo
  • Patent number: 11393466
    Abstract: An electronic device and method are disclosed herein. The electronic device includes a communication interface, a processor and a memory. The processor implements the method, including detecting a login to a first user account through a communication interface, identifying electronic medical record (EMR) data stored in a memory corresponding to the first user account based at least in part on a result of the detected login, generate first utterance data for output through a user device based at least in part on the stored EMR data, wherein the first utterance data is generated before any data associated with utterance is received from the user device; and transmitting the generated first utterance data to the user device through the communication interface for output by the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Joohyun Kim
  • Patent number: 11393271
    Abstract: A technique for controlling access to one or more attractions is achieved using a number of access keys, each being issued to one or more users. An electronic queue management part manages a virtual queue in respect of each attraction and receives electronic requests for attraction access, each request relating to an access key and being for the users associated with it to access a particular attraction. Receipt of each request causes the respective users to be added to a corresponding virtual queue. A time at which each group of users reaches the front of the virtual queue and can access the attraction is determined. The users access the attractions by presenting an access key to an access control part, in communication with the electronic queue management part. Only a user presenting an access key at the correct time for accessing the attraction is allowed access to the attraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: ACCESSO TECHNOLOGY GROUP PLC
    Inventors: Christopher Simon Galley, Christopher Simon Peter Barnaby, Gary Richard Miller, Ian Michael Francis
  • Patent number: 11386733
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an access control system and an access control method using the same. The access control method in which a door operating device determines whether to open a door on the basis of an authentication token acquired from a user terminal without intervention of an authentication server includes obtaining the authentication token from the user terminal; determining whether the user have authorization for accessing the door based on a authentication information included in the authentication token; controlling the door to be opened in case of determined that the user have authorization for accessing the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: SUPREMA INC.
    Inventors: Seong Jik Lee, Dong Mok Shin, Seong Bin Choi, Jae Won Lee
  • Patent number: 11365571
    Abstract: An operation input device includes a substrate formed of an insulator, a plurality of detecting electrodes provided on a surface of the substrate, and a controller, wherein the controller detects capacitance generated between each of the detecting electrodes and an operation body when the operation body is positioned in proximity to the substrate, and determines that a gesture operation by the operation body is performed when a duration from when the capacitance becomes a first threshold or greater to when the capacitance becomes a second threshold or greater is a predetermined value or greater, or when a length in which the operation body is moved from when the capacitance becomes the first threshold or greater to when the capacitance becomes the second threshold or greater is a predetermined value or greater, the first threshold being a threshold for the capacitance, and the second threshold being greater than the first threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhito Oshita, Daisuke Takai, Toshiki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11358566
    Abstract: An in-vehicle complex biometric authentication system includes: a sensor to sense a driver's boarding of a vehicle; a controller to perform driver authentication based on biometric information sensed by multiple biometric sensors when driver's boarding in a vehicle is detected by the sensor, and to collect driver's identification information and driving habit information during operation of a vehicle when the driver authentication is succeeded; and a memory to store the identification information and driving habit information as implicit authentication information, wherein the controller further detects situation recognition information related to the implicit authentication information, after the driver authentication is succeeded, and determines whether to perform additional authentications based on the matching result of the detected situation recognition information with the implicit authentication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kokeun Kim, Jihye Kim, Sooyoung Sim, Beomoh Kim, Sungjin Kim
  • Patent number: 11354962
    Abstract: A method of determining a relative location of one or more access controls is provided. The method including: detecting a first wireless signal from a first access control; determining a unique device identifier (UDID) for the first access control in response to the first wireless signal; determining a received signal strength indicator (RSSI) of the first wireless signal; and generating a location fingerprint to associate the RSSI of the first wireless signal with the UDID for the first access control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ankit Tiwari, Kunal Srivastava, Pedro Fernandez-Orellana, Yuri Novozhenets
  • Patent number: 11351963
    Abstract: A user authentication device and method for providing a security level varying based on an authentication score of biometric information when providing an authentication-based service in an autonomous driving vehicle. The device and method may be associated with an AI device, a drone, an UAV, a robot, an AR device, a VR device, and a 5G service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Soo-Hwan Oh
  • Patent number: 11354606
    Abstract: Systems and methods consistent with the invention may include receiving, by a portal, requests from entities to become members, selectively granting the requests by the portal, receiving information by the portal from a plurality of first members, in response to requests from the first members, creating member files in the database using the received information, the files corresponding to the first members, receiving an information request by the portal from a second member, and selectively supplying by the portal to the second member, information from at least one of the files, the supplied information being selected based on the requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: EVED, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Talia Mashiach, Kelly Fifield, Susan Buckles, Michael Lambert
  • Patent number: 11341772
    Abstract: A device verification system includes an operation panel, a computer coupled to the operation panel, and a server coupled to the computer. The operation panel includes an image acquisition unit. The computer receives an image of an operator acquired by the image acquisition unit and acquires a facial image of the operator from the image. The server receives the facial image from the computer. The server stores a facial image of an authorized operator and is configured to compare the received facial image to the stored facial image to determine whether the operator is verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Fulian Precision Electronics (Tianjin) Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Cheng-Yu Wang, Shih Chun Wang, Yu-Wen Chen
  • Patent number: 11321963
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus and an electronic device for face liveness detection based on a neural network model are provided. The method includes: a target visible light image and a target infrared image of a target object to be detected are obtained (S101); a first face image is extracted from the target visible light image, and a second face image is extracted from the target infrared image (S102); a target image array of the target object is generated based on multiple monochromatic components of the first face image and a monochromatic component of the second face image (S103); and feeding the target image array into a pre-trained neural network model for detection, to obtain a face liveness detection result of the target object (S104).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Chuan Shen, Zhihao Ren, Weichang Kang
  • Patent number: 11315355
    Abstract: An electric lock includes a fingerprint module and a control circuit. The fingerprint module includes a fingerprint sensing unit configured to sense a fingerprint image of a user, and a fingerprint recognition unit electrically connected to the fingerprint sensing unit and configured to compare the fingerprint image of the user with registered fingerprint data pre-stored in the fingerprint recognition unit to generate a comparison result. The control circuit is electrically connected to the fingerprint recognition unit, and configured to control the electric lock to perform a predetermined operation according to the comparison result. The fingerprint sensing unit and the fingerprint recognition unit are integrated and packaged in a same chip, and the comparison result is transmitted from the fingerprint recognition unit to the control circuit after being encrypted according to a predetermined encryption method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Taiwan Fu Hsing Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shih-Min Lu, I-Chang Shih, Pi-Shun Chang
  • Patent number: 11294988
    Abstract: A method for execution by a customer premises receiver, comprising: receiving a signal that carries an original media stream; determining a location of the receiver; obtaining an identifier of an authorized region for the receiver; determining whether said location is contained within said authorized region; if said location is determined to be contained within said authorized region, outputting the original media stream for conveyance to a user; if said location is determined to not be contained within said authorized region, outputting a second media stream that is sufficiently corrupted relative to the original media stream as to degrade the user's viewing experience while being demonstrative of non-malfunctioning of the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: BCE Inc.
    Inventors: Tet Hin Yeap, Patrick Neilly
  • Patent number: 11275820
    Abstract: An electronic locking device includes an electronically controllable locking mechanism, a memory, a wireless transceiver configured to communicate wirelessly with a user device to receive an encrypted package containing a biometric template corresponding to an authorized user, and a processor. The processor is configured to decrypt the encrypted package and store the biometric template in the memory, receive a biometric input corresponding to a user attempting to access the electronic locking device, determine if the biometric input matches the biometric template of the authorized user, and activate the electronically controllable locking mechanism in response to a determination that the biometric input matches the biometric template of the authorized user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Master Lock Company LLC
    Inventor: Scott Kalous
  • Patent number: 11275832
    Abstract: Methods and systems for security monitoring and response include assigning an anomaly score to each of a plurality of event paths that are stored in a first memory. Events that are cold, events that are older than a threshold, and events that are not part of a top-k anomalous path are identified. The identified events are evicted from the first memory to a second memory. A threat associated with events in the first memory is identified. A security action is performed responsive to the identified threat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventors: Ding Li, Kangkook Jee, Zhichun Li, Zhengzhang Chen, Xiao Yu
  • Patent number: 11270398
    Abstract: A parking management apparatus is configured to manage parking of a vehicle in a parking lot. The parking management apparatus is provided with: a first acquirer configured to obtain first information about a state of the vehicle when the vehicle enters the parking lot; a second acquirer configured to obtain second information about the state when the vehicle exits from the parking lot; and a determinator configured to determine that an abnormality has occurred in the vehicle in the parking lot, when a difference between the first information and the second information exceeds a predetermined allowable range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryuji Okamura
  • Patent number: 11257220
    Abstract: The disclosed technology includes image-based systems and methods for object tracking within an asset area. Some exemplary methods include receiving an indication of a first object entering an asset area and receiving data indicative of a plurality of captured images. The methods also include performing, by at least one processor, object classification of the first object based on one or more of the plurality of captured images. The methods further include determining a first object location of the first object based at least in part on the object classification, and outputting an indication of the first object location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Michael Wylie, Jason Richard Hoover, Geoffrey Dagley, Micah Price, Qiaochu Tang
  • Patent number: 11246978
    Abstract: A medical system includes an input assembly for receiving one or more user inputs. The input assembly includes at least one slider assembly for providing an input signal. Processing logic receives the input signal from the input assembly and provides a first output signal and a second output signal. A display assembly is configured to receive, at least in part, the first output signal from the processing logic and render information viewable by the user. The second output signal is provided to one or more medical system components. The information rendered on the display assembly may be manipulatable by the user and at least a portion of the information rendered may be magnified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: DEKA PRODUCTS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
    Inventors: Kevin L. Grant, Douglas J. Young, Matthew C. Harris
  • Patent number: 11232184
    Abstract: A device authenticates a request to verify a user. The device accesses a face image that depicts a face of the person and includes a characteristic noise pattern inserted by a camera of the device. The device also accesses a geolocation at which the device captured the face image and inputs the face image and the geolocation into an artificial intelligence engine that outputs a face score, a device score, and a location score. The device next submits the request with the scores to a server machine and obtains an authentication score from the server machine. The device then presents an indication that the request to verify the person is authentic based on a comparison of the obtained authentication score to a threshold authentication score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Callsign Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel Dominguez Conde, Yogesh Kumar Jitendra Patel, Peter Alexander Foster
  • Patent number: 11226616
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is provided. The information processing apparatus includes: an equipment information acquiring unit that acquires first equipment information indicating equipment of a remotely driven vehicle which is to be remotely driven; an equipment information comparing unit that compares the first equipment information with second equipment information indicating equipment of a remotely driving apparatus that is to remotely drive the remotely driven vehicle; and a display control unit that causes information based on a result of the comparison by the equipment information comparing unit to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Mori
  • Patent number: 11223671
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to an information sharing method and apparatus. The method includes: sharing, by a first terminal, specified content with a specified sharing user when a preset sharing condition is met, where the sharing condition is at least one of the following factors: a current time of the first terminal is a preset time; a current time of the first terminal falls within a preset time range; a current geographic location of the first terminal is a preset geographic location; or a current geographic location of the first terminal falls within a preset geographic location range. According to the present invention, a sharing condition such as a time or a geographic location is preset, and content is shared with a specified user according to the sharing condition, thereby simplifying complexity of sharing information in a future time period and improving usability of information sharing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liping He, Gang Wu
  • Patent number: 11210881
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, when a control unit is notified of information in at least one second signal received by one of first and second wireless communication units after the control unit provides the second wireless communication unit with a command to transmit a first signal containing first address information and before a waiting time elapses and when the at least one second signal contains second address information assigned to an authentication apparatus having received the first signal, then the control unit provides the first wireless communication unit with a command to transmit a third signal for a connection request with the second address information set in a destination address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tomoko Adachi, Seiichiro Horikawa, Koji Akita, Ryoko Matsuo
  • Patent number: 11194996
    Abstract: An unlocking control method and a related product, the method may include: acquiring, by means of a proximity sensor of a mobile terminal, the distance between a face and the mobile terminal; determining a target biometrics module, the target biometrics module being any one biometrics module to be adjusted to a matching threshold value within a current biometrics apparatus; determining, according to the distance, a target matching threshold value corresponding to the target biometrics module, and adjusting a matching threshold value of the target biometrics module to the target matching threshold value; and performing unlocking control according to the target matching threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN HEYTAP TECHNOLOGY CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Yibao Zhou, Haiping Zhang
  • Patent number: 11190575
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to an information sharing method and apparatus. The method includes: sharing, by a first terminal, specified content with a specified sharing user when a preset sharing condition is met, where the sharing condition is at least one of the following factors: a current time of the first terminal is a preset time; a current time of the first terminal falls within a preset time range; a current geographic location of the first terminal is a preset geographic location; or a current geographic location of the first terminal falls within a preset geographic location range. According to the present invention, a sharing condition such as a time or a geographic location is preset, and content is shared with a specified user according to the sharing condition, thereby simplifying complexity of sharing information in a future time period and improving usability of information sharing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liping He, Gang Wu
  • Patent number: 11182733
    Abstract: Systems, according to various embodiments, are adapted to use any of a variety of different techniques to identify an individual. In particular embodiments, the system is adapted to, at least partially in response to confirming the identity of a consignee of a parcel, provide the consignee with access to a parcel stored within a secured locker. In particular embodiments, the system may use the current or past location of the consignee, or information from one or more objects physically associated with the consignee (e.g., a portable computing device or an electronic or paper info notice) to verify the consignee's identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Kalin Robinson, David Carder, Robert J. Gillen
  • Patent number: 11176227
    Abstract: Embodiments include validating a user for performing a service procedure for a system and customizing the system for the user for the service procedure. An example computer-implemented method includes validating authorization of the user based on authentication data from a tag uniquely identifying the user. The method further includes receiving attribute data for the user from the tag. The method further includes generating and/or adapting a set of service procedure instructions that are customized for the user based on the attribute data. The method further includes displaying the set of service procedure instructions that are customized for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brian P. Carey
  • Patent number: 11170242
    Abstract: The technology described in this document can be embodied in a method for preventing access to a secure system based on determining that a subject is an alternative representation of a live person. The method includes illuminating a first subject with electromagnetic radiation using a first wavelength range that cause fluorescence in human tissue. The fluorescence is in a second wavelength range different from the first wavelength range. The method also includes receiving, responsive to illuminating the first subject and using one or more sensors, electromagnetic radiation emitted from the first subject, and determining that the received electromagnetic radiation is outside the second wavelength range. Responsive to determining that the received electromagnetic radiation is outside the second wavelength range, the method further includes identifying the first subject as an alternative representation of a live person, and preventing access to the secure system in response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Srikanth Parupati, Reza R. Derakhshani
  • Patent number: 11157710
    Abstract: A system and computer-implemented method is used for tracking crew members on an offshore unit. A static map is created in software and interfaces with a network of receiver nodes physically installed at a predetermined set of measurements to provide coverage to designated areas to locate and identify crew members, who have or wear Bluetooth beacons. During operations, crew members are located and identified in real-time through the network of receiver nodes installed over prespecified coordinates. Cameras and visual recognition processing can operate in the designated areas. The designated areas can include muster stations for crew members to gather in an emergency or can include designated areas in which personnel are restricted while equipment is operating or moving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Rowan Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Agung Atus Sundia, Richard Norton
  • Patent number: 11151811
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: a communication unit configured to communicate with a vehicle used by a user; and a control unit configured to receive user information on the user via the communication unit, determine a usage mode of the vehicle according to a use purpose of the vehicle, the use purpose being estimated based on the user information, and send usage mode information on the usage mode to the vehicle via the communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tokita, Hiroyuki Sawada, Shojiro Suga
  • Patent number: 11132856
    Abstract: Provided is a method, performed by an access authorisation verification apparatus, involving the steps of: obtaining a piece of information from a transmission; identifying a transmission data record using the piece of information obtained from the transmission, wherein the transmission data record comprises address information associated with the transmission; determining an access control apparatus on the basis of a comparison of the address information of the transmission data record with respective address information that is associated with the access control apparatuses and stored on the access authorisation verification apparatus; allowing selection and/or confirmation of an access control apparatus for the determined access control apparatus by a user of the access authorisation verification apparatus; and communicating access authorization information to the access control apparatus in order to gain access to a room associated with the access control apparatus, so that the transmission can be placed
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventors: Christian Carstens, Christoph Dautz, Jochen Jansen, Ramin Benz, Stanislav Bulygin, Marcus Lippert
  • Patent number: 11114870
    Abstract: A power tool system includes a hand-held power tool having a power tool housing accommodating a motor, and a battery pack interface electrically connected to the motor within the power tool housing. A battery pack includes a battery pack housing accommodating at least one battery cell and a power tool interface electrically connected to the at least one battery cell within the battery pack housing. The power tool interface is configured to be physically and electrically connected to and disconnected from the battery pack interface of the power tool. A wireless communicator is attached to or accommodated within the battery pack housing. The wireless communicator is configured to wirelessly communicate with an external device using radio waves while the power tool interface of the battery pack is physically and electrically connected to the battery pack interface of the hand-held power tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuyasu Furui, Hitoshi Suzuki, Masaaki Fukumoto, Takuya Umemura, Kosuke Ito, Hitoshi Sengiku, Shuji Yoshikawa, Tatsuya Nagahama
  • Patent number: 11110891
    Abstract: An onboard authentication device (60) includes: a communication unit (62) configured to receive key information; an existing electronic key determining unit (65C) configured to determine whether the key information received by the communication unit matches registered information; and an execution unit (65D, 65F) configured to execute a registration process of registering a second electronic key in the onboard authentication device or an invalidation process of invalidating the first electronic key registered in the onboard authentication device at a first time in a case that the existing electronic key determining unit determines the received key information matches the key information of the first electronic key and to execute the registration process or the invalidation process at a second time later than the first time in a case that the existing electronic key determining unit determines the received key information does not match the key information of the first electronic key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Suda, Shinichi Ueda, Masashi Sato
  • Patent number: 11093886
    Abstract: Example implementations described herein are directed to systems and methods for skill assessment, such as hand washing compliance in hospitals, or assembling products in factories. Example implementations involve body part tracking (e.g., hands), skeleton tracking and deep neural networks to detect and recognize sub-tasks and to assess the skill on each sub-task. Furthermore, the order of the sub-tasks is checked for correctness. Beyond monitoring individual users, example implementations can be used for analyzing and improving workflow designs with multiple sub-tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM BUSINESS INNOVATION CORP.
    Inventors: Chidansh Amitkumar Bhatt, Patrick Chiu, Chelhwon Kim, Qiong Liu, Hideto Oda, Yanxia Zhang
  • Patent number: 11036893
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a data retention method which ensures security of classified information in design. The data retention method comprises steps as follows: a data plug of a dedicated storage module is inserted into a data socket of an encryption module and a locking element of a lock fastener module is fixed at a locking hole on the dedicated storage module; the encryption module and the dedicated storage module are electrically connected to each other through the data socket; an external component of the encryption module is electrically connected to an external device such that classified information (saved or to be saved) is encrypted or decrypted between the external device and a storage element of the dedicated storage module by an encryption component of the encryption module during data exchanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: WALTON ADVANCED ENGINEERING INC.
    Inventors: Hong Chi Yu, Mao Ting Chang
  • Patent number: 11036451
    Abstract: Provided is a display apparatus including a display; a memory configured to store at least one instruction; a communicator comprising communication circuitry configured to communicate with a mobile device via at least one wireless network, the at least one wireless network including, for example, and without limitation, a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) network; and a controller including at least one processor configured to execute at least one of the at least one instruction stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sukun Yoon, Jongha Woo, Cheulhee Hahm
  • Patent number: 11023621
    Abstract: The invention relates to a license-verification circuit for selectively activating one or more protected circuits (206) of a device (102) the license-verification circuit being capable of: deducing a device key from an identifier associated with the device (102); receiving a first license; decrypting the first license using the device key in order to extract a first verification code activating a first protected circuit by loading an activation code in an activation log (212) associated with the first protected circuit on the basis of a verification of the first verification code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignees: Universite de Montpellier, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
    Inventors: Lionel Torres, Jérôme Rampon, Gaël Paul
  • Patent number: 11004288
    Abstract: Visitor meeting registration and management is described herein. One device includes a user interface, memory, and processor to receive, from a user of the mobile device via the user interface, an invitation code associated with an invitation received by the mobile device for a meeting at a facility, display, on the user interface upon receiving the invitation code, a registration screen for the meeting, receive, from the user via the registration screen displayed on the user interface, registration information for the meeting, send the registration information to a computing device associated with the facility, receive, from the computing device, an identification mechanism for the user, provide the identification mechanism for the user to a visitor validation device at an entry point to the facility, and receive, from the computing device upon providing the identification mechanism to the visitor validation device, a digital badge for accessing the facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Murugan Gopalan, Roshan Lawrence Valder, Magesh Lingan, Tanya Mahajan, Sanjay Roy, Himanshu Khurana, Mandar Tigga, Manu Taranath, Shouvik Brahma
  • Patent number: 11001142
    Abstract: A system for non-invasively measuring an analyte in a vehicle driver and controlling a vehicle based on a measurement of the analyte. At least one solid-state light source is configured to emit different wavelengths of light. A sample device is configured to introduce the light emitted by the at least one solid-state light source into tissue of the vehicle driver. One or more optical detectors are configured to detect a portion of the light that is not absorbed by the tissue of the vehicle driver. A controller is configured to calculate a measurement of the analyte in the tissue of the vehicle driver based on the light detected by the one or more optical detectors, determine whether the measurement of the analyte in the tissue of the vehicle driver exceeds a pre-determined value, and provide a signal to a device configured to control the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Automotive Coalition For Traffic Safety, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Ver Steeg, Trent Ridder, Len Cech, Joseph Kae Krause
  • Patent number: 10994699
    Abstract: A vehicle card key, includes: a mainboard part on which an electronic element for wireless transmitting/receiving with a vehicle is mounted; a connector part formed on the mainboard part; a housing part which covers the mainboard part avoiding the connector part; and a switchboard part which has at least one among a switch and light-emitting diode mounted thereon, and which is layered on the mainboard part and is connected to the connector part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: YoungJin Hyun
  • Patent number: 10990805
    Abstract: A facial recognition authentication process may utilize images of a user's face that are captured while the user is being illuminated using both flood infrared illumination and patterned illumination (e.g., speckle pattern illumination). As the user's face is illuminated by both flood infrared illumination and patterned illumination, the captured images may include both flood infrared illumination data and depth map image data. Flood infrared illumination data may be generated from the images to assess two-dimensional features of the user in the captured images. Depth map image data may be generated from the pattern data in the images to assess three-dimensional (depth) features of the user in the captured images. The flood infrared illumination data and the depth map image data may be used separately by facial recognition authentication process to attempt to authenticate the user in the captured images as an authorized user of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Micah P. Kalscheur, Joshua M. Susskind
  • Patent number: 10981542
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention may include a method, computer program product and computer system for optimizing course understanding. The method, computer program product and computer system may include a computing device to receive fueling location data and vehicle identification data of a vehicle from a radio frequency identification (RFID) transceiver from a plurality of fueling stations. The RFID transceiver may receive the vehicle identification data at the RFID transceiver from a cryptographic RFID transponder as part of the vehicle. The computing device may receive user authentication signals authorizing a plurality of fueling stations from an authorized user of the vehicle. The computing device may determine from the fueling location data, the vehicle identification data, and the user authentication signals one or more fueling patterns. The computing device may detect a fueling location deviating from the one or more fueling patterns send an alert to an authorized device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Itzhack Goldberg, Harry R. McGregor, Christopher B. Moore, Neil Sondhi
  • Patent number: 10979415
    Abstract: Two unmanned vehicles come within communication range of one another. The unmanned vehicles exchange logs of messages each has received. Each of the unmanned vehicles analyzes the messages that it received from the other unmanned vehicle to determine whether any of the received messages warrants changing a set of tasks it was planning to perform. When a message indicates that a task should be changed, the task is updated accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Darren Ernest Canavor, Varadarajan Gopalakrishnan, Jesper Mikael Johansson, Jon Arron McClintock, Brandon William Porter, Andrew Jay Roths
  • Patent number: 10977915
    Abstract: A life safety system for mitigating injuries and fatalities to occupants of a multi-zone structure comprising a plurality of controllers, and coupled to at least one of said controllers, one or more event sensor devices and one or more locking mechanisms, the foregoing communicatively connected to a main controller and to an intelligent analysis system for identifying the nature of an event. The life safety system further comprises at least one monitoring location physically removed from at least one of said controllers and from at least one of said locking mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Intrusion Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Rehfeld, Stephen Hobbs, Daniel Mathena
  • Patent number: 10963544
    Abstract: An authentication method and system, includes a display to present interactive three-dimensional (3D) virtual environments. The manner or sequence in which a user interacts with objects in the interactive 3D environment is used to form their passcode. The entered passcode is then compared with a previously stored or “set” passcode to determine whether the user is authenticated and permitted to access content controlled by the authentication process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Cleveland State University
    Inventors: Ye Zhu, Jonathan Gurary
  • Patent number: 10953789
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a storage compartment configured to house a package for delivery and a side-mirror assembly. The side-mirror assembly includes an imager and a puddle light aimed to illuminate an area in a field of view of the imager. A vehicle controller is programmed to receive data representing a code associated with the delivery, energize the puddle lamp to illuminate the area, and unlock the storage compartment responsive to the imager detecting an image encoding data matching the code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Annette Lynn Huebner, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Pietro Buttolo, Venkatesh Krishnan
  • Patent number: 10939227
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method of granting a remote device access to a smart home network connected device is disclosed. An example method includes receiving an access request including identifying information related to the remote device; generating a digital security token that is encrypted and provides the remote device with access to the smart home network connected device without divulging network credentials; transmitting the digital security token to the remote device; receiving the decrypted digital security token from the remote device, the decrypted digital security token validating permissions of the remote device to access the smart home network connected device; and transmitting a remote access authorization to the remote device based on the decrypted digital security token, the remote access authorization providing the remote device with access to the smart home network connected device to connect the smart home network connected device to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: RACHIO, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Klein, Franz David Garsombke
  • Patent number: 10930010
    Abstract: A method for detecting a living body includes: acquiring depth information of a target object sensed by a first sensor and a target image sensed by a second sensor; performing key point detection on the target image to obtain key point information of the target object; and obtaining a living body detection result of the target object based on the depth information of the target object and the key point information of the target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING SENSETIME TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD
    Inventors: Kai Yang, Tianpeng Bao, Rui Zhang, Liwei Wu
  • Patent number: 10896400
    Abstract: A method, performed by an access control apparatus, that includes the following steps: obtaining a request to set up a communication link, wherein the request contains authorization information; checking the authorization of the request to set up a communication link at least in part on the basis of the authorization information; and causing setup of and/or setting up a communication link to a first user apparatus only if the result of the checking is that the request to set up a communication link is authorized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Deutsche Post AG
    Inventor: Ralph Wiechers