Coded Record Input (e.g., Ic Card Or Key) Patents (Class 340/5.6)
  • Patent number: 11305730
    Abstract: A method for controlling access to a vehicle. An electronic key for accessing one or multiple vehicle components is deactivated after the vehicle is switched off in order to park the vehicle in a parking position, so that an attempt with the aid of the deactivated electronic key to access the one or multiple vehicle components of the vehicle parked in the parking position may be prevented. Moreover, a system for controlling access to a vehicle, a parking system for vehicles, an access control system for controlling access to a vehicle, a vehicle, a user for a communication network, a method for operating a user for a communication network, and a computer program, are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Stefan Nordbruch
  • Patent number: 11295568
    Abstract: Described herein is a wireless electronic lockset. The lockset is capable of connecting to a mobile device via a first communication protocol and/or a second communication protocol. The lockset sends a value to the mobile device via the first communication protocol and receives an actuation command via the second communication protocol if the mobile device has been verified by a server. The actuation command causes the lockset to lock or unlock the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Spectrum Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Derek Imanuel
  • Patent number: 11263847
    Abstract: An electronic device according to various embodiments of the present invention may comprise: a wireless communication interface; a display; a magnetic stripe transmission (MST) module comprising a coil for inducing generation of a magnetic field; a processor electrically connected to the wireless communication interface, the display, and the MST module; and a memory electrically connected to the processor, wherein the memory stores instructions for controlling the processor, the instructions, when executed, causing the processor to: receive digital card key information for unlocking a door lock apparatus from an external device through the wireless communication interface; convert the digital card information into an MST signal containing the same; activate the MST module in response to an MST module activation request input thereto; and unlock the door lock apparatus by transmitting the converted MST signal through magnetic induction and waking up the door lock apparatus through the transmitted MST signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaeyoung Shin, Jungsik Park, Sehwan Choi
  • Patent number: 11238680
    Abstract: A keyless puck lock apparatus with wireless communications and power interfaces. Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a keyless puck lock system enabling a low cost and high security solution that is difficult to tamper with and defeat. In the preferred embodiment of the present invention, the system uses a keyless puck lock assembly that includes a hasp assembly and a keyless lock mechanism that does not require any physical mechanical keys so that it does not have a mechanical cylinder inserted therein to lock or unlock the puck lock. Accordingly, the keyless puck lock system in accordance with one or more embodiments of the present invention does not have a physical keyway which is a security attack point that is included in conventional hockey puck-type locks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Security Enhancement Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Philip J. Ufkes, Matthew Frank Trapani
  • Patent number: 11238681
    Abstract: A system includes an application on a mobile device operable to communicate with a local portal, the application is operable to receive a mobile key from the local portal and from that to retrieve a mobile credential for authorizing a user to access an access control. A method of local key distribution can include entering a pre-shared password to a local portal to encrypt a mobile credential; communicating the encrypted mobile credential to an application on the mobile device; and entering the pre-shared password to the application on the mobile device to decrypt the mobile credential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventor: Adam Kuenzi
  • Patent number: 11232660
    Abstract: It is provided a method for providing access to a physical space secured by a lock for provision of a service. The method comprises the steps of: receiving an approval signal from a service consumer device of the service consumer, the approval signal indicating that the service consumer allows a service provider agent of a service provider to open the lock; receiving, from the service provider device, a request to assign a service provider agent to open the lock; communicating with the service provider device to use a private key of a cryptographic key pair accessible to the service provider device, the private key being used to generate service agent access data that is specific for the service provider agent, to allow the service provider agent to open the lock; and transmitting the service agent access data to a service provider agent device associated with the service provider agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventors: Stefan Str├Âmberg, Sona Singh
  • Patent number: 11212909
    Abstract: A wireless communication device configured to be removably received in a first compartment of a first power tool device of a first type or in a second compartment of a second power tool device of a second type different than the first type of the first power tool device. An electronic processor of the wireless communication device may be configured to determine whether the wireless communication device is coupled to the first power tool device of the first type or the second power tool device of the second type. The electronic processor may be further configured to set an operational characteristic of the wireless communication device based on the determination of whether the wireless communication device is coupled to the first power tool device or the second power tool device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven M. Smith, Anthony M. Davis
  • Patent number: 11173875
    Abstract: A delivery assistance device assists in an operation of a delivery service in which a vehicle cabin including a trunk of a vehicle used by a requester is able to be designated as a luggage delivery destination. The delivery assistance device includes a key information distribution unit configured to distribute key information that a deliverer of a company that provides the delivery service is to use to unlock a door for access to the vehicle cabin of the vehicle, to the company, and an entry authority information distribution unit configured to distribute entry authority information regarding an authority for the deliverer to enter a predetermined area in which the vehicle is present, to the company when the key information is distributed to the company by the key information distribution unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato Endo, Yuichiro Haruna
  • Patent number: 11171503
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment includes removing a battery cover from an outer assembly of a lock device, removing a battery pack from the lock device in response to removing the battery cover, wherein removing the battery pack comprises disconnecting two electrical contacts of the battery pack from two corresponding electrical contacts of the lock device, and electrically coupling two electrical contacts of a retrofit assembly to the two corresponding electrical contacts of the lock device, wherein the retrofit assembly includes an energy storage device, a wireless power receiver configured to store generated power in the energy storage device, a boost regulator, and a microcontroller configured to adjust an output voltage of the boost regulator to indicate a power level of the energy storage device and a charging status of the energy storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Langenberg, Justin D. Seacat
  • Patent number: 11170079
    Abstract: The present invention is generally directed toward a mobile device that can be used in a secure access system. More specifically, the mobile device can have credential data loaded thereon remotely updated, enabled, disabled, revoked, or otherwise altered with a message sent from, for example, a control panel and/or controller in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventor: Peter R. Lowe
  • Patent number: 11163547
    Abstract: A credential reader update system includes a server operable to provide a credential reader update via a cellular telephone interface, and a plurality of credential readers. Each credential reader communicates with a presented credential at a credential reader frequency, wherein each credential reader has a credential reader interface having a range. A portable update device is movable into and out of the range, and is operable to receive the credential reader update via the cellular telephone interface. A credential reader update application is included in the portable update device, and is operable to uniquely identify the particular credential reader to be updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: XceedID Corporation
    Inventor: John D. Menzel
  • Patent number: 11157908
    Abstract: The disclosure generally describes computer-implemented methods, software, and systems, including a method for placing a card into an alert state. An alert detection indication is received during an attempted data exchange using a permanent account number (PAN) associated with a card. The alert detection indication is received by an electronic controller embedded in the card and is received through an interface. The alert detection indication indicates that the PAN has an alert state identified for the PAN by an entity that issued the card. An operational mode of the card is modified into the alert state by the electronic controller and is based on receipt of the alert detection indication. An electronic display indicating that the card is in the alert state is displayed by the electronic controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: Milos Dunjic, Perry Aaron Jones Haldenby, Arthur Carroll Chow, Het Anand Patel, Casey Lyn Doyle, Yubing Liu, Anthony Haituyen Nguyen, David Samuel Tax, Arun Victor Jagga, John Jong-Suk Lee
  • Patent number: 11151814
    Abstract: A system and method for defeating a Relay Station Attack on a hands-free anti-theft system of a vehicle. The hands-free anti-theft system includes a vehicle-mounted transceiver which transmits an authentication request and a hands-free key transceiver paired therewith which receives the authentication request and responds thereto by transmitting a reply signal causing the vehicle to unlock and/or start. A detector is provided having a receiver operating on the frequency at which the authentication request is transmitted, and a memory in which a known characteristic of the authentication request signal is stored. The key transceiver and the detector are located beyond an activation range of the authentication request. When the detector receives a signal, it compares a characteristic of a received signal with the known characteristic, and triggers an alarm signal if there is a match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Marcus Leonhardt
  • Patent number: 11145151
    Abstract: An access control system (ACS) for a building includes an access reader, a camera, and an access controller. The access reader is configured to read an access credential provided by a person at an access point and generate ACS data including the access credential. The camera is configured to capture facial recognition system (FRS) data including an image of the person at the access point. The access controller is configured to determine whether the access credential is valid based on the ACS data, determine whether the person is recognized based on the FRS data, grant or deny access to the person through the access point based on whether the access credential is valid and whether the person is recognized, and generate and store one or more of a plurality of access events. Each of the access events corresponds to a different combination of whether the access credential is valid and whether the person is recognized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Anne Gallagher, Peter Ainsworth, Terence Neill, Derek J. Boyes, Youngchoon Park, Sudhi R. Sinha, Erik S. Paulson, Richard J. Campero
  • Patent number: 11131120
    Abstract: An electric lock includes a motor, a power input port, a first control system and a second control system. The first control system includes an input unit configured to receive input data, an internal power source, and a first processing unit configured to use electricity of the internal power source to control the motor to rotate according to the input data. The second control system includes a wireless unit configured to receive a wireless signal, and a second processing unit different from the first processing unit and configured to use electricity of an external power source to control the motor to rotate when data transmitted in the wireless signal matches predetermined data and when the power input port is electrically connected to the external power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Fu Hsing Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pi-Shun Chang, I-Chang Shih, Shih-Min Lu
  • Patent number: 11117550
    Abstract: An entry system includes a transponder unit and a transmission unit which is arranged in an object. The transmission unit is designed to transmit a request to the transponder unit, and the transponder unit includes a motion sensor which is designed to detect a movement of the transponder unit and to generate motion information. The transponder unit is designed to transmit, in a first operating state, to the transmission unit, in response to the request, a reply containing the motion information, wherein the transmission unit is designed to decide on the basis of the motion information whether to activate the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventor: Ulrich Emmerling
  • Patent number: 11096013
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for locating a marking unit of an object by means of at least one base unit, wherein during at least one predetermined transmission time, the marking unit emits a transmission telegram and operates a reception apparatus in order to receive a response telegram from one of the at least one base units as a response to the relevant transmission telegram. The invention provides for the marking unit to define the at least one transmission time in a synchronous mode by means of a predetermined transmission plan assigned to the at least one base unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Bernd Ette, Volker Wintsche
  • Patent number: 11063747
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes apparatuses, methods, and systems for using a local ledger block chain for secure updates. An embodiment includes a memory, and circuitry configured to receive a global block to be added to a local ledger block chain for validating an update for data stored in the memory, where the global block to be added to the local ledger block chain includes a cryptographic hash of a current local block in the local ledger block chain, a cryptographic hash of the data stored in the memory to be updated, where the current local block in the local ledger block chain has a digital signature associated therewith that indicates the global block is from an authorized entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Alberto Troia, Antonino Mondello
  • Patent number: 11043051
    Abstract: The present invention concerns method for enabling provision of temporary access to an area controlled by a network-connected endpoint device, the method including the steps of: enrolling an access partner in an account for the endpoint device maintained at an access server; receiving from the access partner at the access server, requests for temporary access to the endpoint device; and activating the requests with the endpoint device such that the access partner is provided with temporary access to the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventors: Raymond Hawkins, Geoffrey Baker, Simon Ray Kelly, Zachary Colin Duthie
  • Patent number: 11043056
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for door access control via a mobile device are described herein. One mobile device for providing door access control, includes a processor and memory, coupled to the processor, wherein the memory includes instructions executable by the processor to provide a specific user identity, assigned to the mobile device, and a digital identifier, that is associated with an application stored in memory on the mobile device, to a door access controller, wherein the application includes a locking mechanism for the application that must be renewed at a first particular time period and wherein the mobile device includes a locking mechanism to lock the device after a second particular time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Vinay Prasad, Sanjay Roy, Manu Taranath, Mandar Tigga, Haraprasad Senapati, Bryan Jones, Murugan Gopalan, Roshan Valder
  • Patent number: 11043049
    Abstract: The disclosed system and method allows opening of a safe by either the safe's electronic lock, and/or by any on-site or remote access control systems. The system and method provides a data audit of all safe opening and closing, with user, time and date recordings, allows for exceptions reporting of any safe openings with a keyed bypass, and utilizes a variety of electronic high security safe locks and audit locks. An access control relay powers the safe lock's internal actuator, bypassing the safe lock's logic decoding, allowing the safe to be opened. A diode may prevent feedback to lock's logic circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventor: Scott C. Denton
  • Patent number: 11017846
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for a differential write operation are described. The operations described herein may be used to alter a portion of a program file from a first state to a second state. For example, a file (e.g., a patch file) that is associated with a signature may be received at a memory device. Based on an authentication process, the file may be used to alter the program file to the second state. In some examples, the program file may be altered to the second state using a buffer of the memory device. A host system may transmit a file that includes the difference between the first state and the second state. A signature may be associated with the file and may be used to authenticate the file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Olivier Duval
  • Patent number: 11005854
    Abstract: A method and system for providing access to a location secured by an electronically activated locking mechanism, the method comprising: detecting a geographical position of a mobile device. Determining that the detected geographical position of the mobile device is proximate to the location secured by the electronically activated locking mechanism. Transmitting a signal causing the electronically activated locking mechanism to unlock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Glue AB
    Inventors: Johnny Bigert, Konstantinos Ioannis Sotiropoulos Pesiridis, Magnus Olof Lorentz Hult, Richard John Batters, Stavros Kafouros, Timothy Charles Blackwell
  • Patent number: 10997808
    Abstract: The present application provides an unlocking solution. In this solution, after obtaining a digital key seed, a user mobile device can generate a digital key for multiple times by using the digital key seed and first check data corresponding to a current unlocking operation, and then send the digital key to a smart door lock for verification and unlocking. Because the digital key includes the first check data only corresponding to the current unlocking operation, an attacker cannot use the digital key to perform unlocking again even if the attacker obtains the digital key. In addition, because the digital key seed can be used for multiple times, a smart door lock server does not need to be connected each time to obtain the digital key. Therefore, both security and ease of use are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xi Sun, Hongwei Luo
  • Patent number: 10984491
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for providing rental property network members and existing tenants real-time response alerts to rental property database inquiries, status, and updates. A secured website having a rental property database is operable to send signals to a programmable key fob having a color-coded alert board, a plurality of depressable color signals, audio output capabilities, and vibration capabilities. The signals are coordinated with changes to a tenant's or network member's status on the secured website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: Melvin Barnes
  • Patent number: 10984618
    Abstract: A keyless puck lock system with wireless communications and power interface. Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a keyless puck lock system enabling a low cost and high security solution that is difficult to tamper with and defeat. In the preferred embodiment of the present invention, the system uses a keyless puck lock assembly that includes a hasp assembly and a keyless lock mechanism that does not require any physical mechanical keys so that it does not have a mechanical cylinder inserted therein to lock or unlock the puck lock. Accordingly, the keyless puck lock system in accordance with one or more embodiments of the present invention does not have a physical keyway which is a security attack point that is included in conventional hockey puck-type locks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Security Enhancement Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Philip J. Ufkes, Matthew Frank Trapani
  • Patent number: 10975609
    Abstract: A vehicle door apparatus includes: an opening and closing drive device capable of opening and closing a swing door provided in a vehicle; and a control device configured to control the opening and closing drive device. The control device includes: an occupant detection unit configured to detect an occupant of the vehicle who approaches the door; a first opening operation control unit configured to open the door to a first opening degree when the occupant has entered an opening control area from a proximal end side of the door; and a second opening operation control unit configured to open the door from the first opening degree to a second opening degree when the occupant has moved to a free end side of the door beyond an opening operation trajectory of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Fukatsu, Kiyokazu Ieda, Isao Honda, Ryu Miyashiro
  • Patent number: 10938159
    Abstract: The disclosed device equips a connection unit including a connector, on the cable side of the recharging station, and a socket, on the electric vehicle side. It includes an active part mounted on an element from among the connector and the socket, and a passive part mounted on the other element, the active part including an actuator and a plurality of rods forming plungers capable of being translated by the actuator to bear on the passive part of the decoupling device so as to generate a force in order to separate the connector from the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ALSTOM TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventor: Christian Chagny
  • Patent number: 10914789
    Abstract: A battery system monitor includes cell measurement circuits (CMCs) that each measure a voltage at or current through a pair of terminals of a respective associated battery module from among a plurality of plurality of battery modules in a battery system. Wireless communication transceivers (WCTs), each associated with a different CMC, transmit voltage or current measurement information of the associated CMC across a wireless communication link. A controller receives the voltage or current measurement information from the wireless communication transceivers for monitoring the state of operation of the battery system. Battery system monitoring is improved through synchronization of clocks in different CMCs or WCTs to enable synchronous sampling of multiple battery modules, through systems for determining relative positions of battery modules in a series coupling of battery modules between terminals of the battery system, and through improvements to the reliability of wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Analog Devices International Unlimited Company
    Inventors: Mark Alan Lemkin, Alain Pierre Levesque, Brett Warneke, David McLean Dwelley, Erik Soule, Lance Robert Doherty, Gordon Alexander Charles, Thor Nelson Juneau, Jonathan Noah Simon, Robert Dobkin
  • Patent number: 10890015
    Abstract: An electronic key may include a partial capacitor comprising a capacitive metal plate in communication with a processor. The capacitive metal plate of the partial capacitor is configured to form a capacitor with a corresponding capacitive metal plate of a lock when brought into proximity with the metal plate of the lock. Data may be transferred from the key to the lock using a capacitor formed by combining the two metal plates, wherein a common ground is established between the metal plate of the key and the metal plate of the lock through a parasitic capacitance present between the key and lock circuitry. Audit trail data may be recorded based on usage of the key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Knox Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan E. Pavlovic, Tamara Hatzinger, Dominik Scheffler, Howard Needham, Jason Pedersen, John Kowalski, Timothy Sherack, William James
  • Patent number: 10878649
    Abstract: An access control method of a door operating device that communicates with a user terminal, the access control method may comprise determining a distance between the door operating device and the user terminal based on a received signal strength corresponding to a transmitted signal from at least one of the door operating device and the user terminal; determining whether the distance between the door operating device and the user terminal is within a first distance; establishing a communication connection between the door operating device and the user terminal when the distance between the door operating device and the user terminal is within the first distance; determining whether the distance between the door operating device and the user terminal is within a second distance; and obtaining open authentication information when the distance between the door operating device and the user terminal is within the second distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SUPREMA HQ INC.
    Inventor: Dong Mok Shin
  • Patent number: 10860973
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems that enhance delivery management of an item being shipped using a mobile node-enabled logistics receptacle are described that involve improved release control of the item and corrective delivery notifications related to the item. For example, a method for enhanced delivery management may a mobile node-enabled logistics receptacle identifying an intended delivery location associated with the item, detecting a current location of the mobile node-enabled logistics receptacle, and selectively releasing the item from the mobile node-enabled logistics receptacle based upon the detected current location of the mobile node-enabled logistics receptacle and the identified intended delivery location. Further detected conditions may be used when selectively releasing the item, such as successfully establishing a validation connection to a particular node in order to confirm or authorize release of the item or detecting signals from nodes associated with the intended delivery location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Ole-Petter Skaaksrud
  • Patent number: 10854054
    Abstract: An anti-theft module for a battery-operated electric machine tool includes at least a first data interface configured to transmit data to an external device. The anti-theft module also includes a position determination unit configured to determine a geographical position of the anti-theft module. The anti-theft module is configured to be installable as an adapter between a rechargeable battery interface of the electric machine tool and a replaceable battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Florian Esenwein, Wolfgang Hirschburger, Christoph Buehlen, Anna Verena Eireiner
  • Patent number: 10838052
    Abstract: Localization systems and methods are provided and include a first sensor that wirelessly communicates with a portable device using a secure communication connection during first and third time periods and second sensors that transmit broadcast signals over an open advertising communication channel during a second time period between the first and third time periods. The second sensors transmit the broadcast signals based on timing information determined by a control module that also communicates the timing information to the portable device using the secure communication connection. The portable device establishes scanning windows for receiving the broadcast signals based on the timing information and receives first signal information about first signals transmitted over the secure communication connection and second signal information about the broadcast signals transmitted by the second sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kyle Golsch
  • Patent number: 10828119
    Abstract: A medical navigation system is provided for controlling medical equipment during a medical procedure. The medical navigation system includes a passive radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, an RFID sensor for detecting the passive RFID tag, a controller coupled to the RFID sensor, and a robotic arm having an end effector and controlled by the controller. The RFID sensor provides a signal to the controller indicating presence of an activated passive RFID tag. The passive RFID tag has an antenna, an RFID circuit, and a switching device coupled to the RFID circuit for activating the passive RFID tag. The passive RFID tag is used to control a payload attached to the end effector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Synaptive Medical (Barbados) Inc.
    Inventors: Kresimir Franjic, Kai Hynna, Joshua Richmond
  • Patent number: 10810307
    Abstract: A wireless lockset with integrated anti-hacking methods is described herein. The integrated anti-hacking methods in the wireless lockset allows the detection of unauthorized access by one or more individuals. The integrated anti-hacking methods can detect an anomaly regarding wireless command sequence numbers, timing of received commands or flooding attack, and/or unauthorized access based on the MAC address of a command-issuing device. Upon detection of a hacking attempt, the wireless lockset performs one or more actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Spectrum Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy M. Brown, Tam Bui
  • Patent number: 10789795
    Abstract: A wireless access device deployed at a traffic station performs short-range wireless communication with a mobile device associated with a target user and entering a signal coverage area of the traffic station. An association between identity information of the target user and the traffic station is detected. An image capture device deployed at the traffic station obtains a facial image of the target user and matches the facial image against facial image samples in a dynamic facial sample library. A gate associated with the traffic station is controlled based on a result of a matching operation performed with the facial image and the facial image samples in the dynamic facial sample library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Wenhai Xu
  • Patent number: 10783728
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for controlling access may include (i) installing on a personal mobile device a mobile device application that enforces an authorization security policy for protected premises, (ii) checking, by the mobile device application and in response to installing the mobile device application, whether the personal mobile device satisfies a condition of the authorization security policy, (iii) granting authorization for the personal mobile device to function as an access card based on a result of checking whether the personal mobile device satisfies the condition of the authorization security policy, and (iv) enforcing an additional access security policy on the personal mobile device after granting authorization for the personal mobile device to function as the access card. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: NortonLifeLock Inc.
    Inventors: Sharad Mhaske, Anuradha Joshi
  • Patent number: 10783731
    Abstract: A wireless electronic lockset includes a processing unit, a locking bolt, a motor, a wireless communication tag, and a wireless interface. The lockset is capable of connecting to a mobile device via a first communication protocol and/or a second communication protocol. The lockset sends a value to the mobile device via the first communication protocol and receives an actuation command via the second communication protocol if the mobile device has been verified by a server. The actuation command causes the lockset to lock or unlock the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Spectrum Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Derek Imanuel
  • Patent number: 10759389
    Abstract: Two different wireless protocols can be used for ranging between a mobile device and an access control system (e.g., a vehicle). The first wireless protocol (e.g., Bluetooth®) can be used to perform authentication of the vehicle and exchange ranging capabilities between a mobile device (e.g., a phone or watch) and the vehicle. The second wireless protocol (e.g., ultra-wideband, UWB) can use a pulse width that is less than a pulse width used by the first wireless protocol (e.g., 1 ns v. 1 ?s). The narrower pulse width can provide greater accuracy for distance (ranging) measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brent M. Ledvina, Robert W. Brumley, Sriram Hariharan
  • Patent number: 10762732
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a computer server. The computer server can be configured to: add a security system associated with a user account; provision one or more communication devices associated with the security system; configure a cryptographic key to associate at least a communication device amongst the communication devices with the security system; configure an access control file that is cryptographically signed by the computer server and encrypted with the cryptographic key associated with the security system, wherein the access control file contains permissions of the communication devices to the security system; and provide a data payload including the access control file to a first communication device of the communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Nexkey, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Hart, Matthew Patrick Herscovitch, Sotoudeh Hamedi-Hagh
  • Patent number: 10748360
    Abstract: An electronic lock system including an access control device configured to provide system instructions, an interface module electrically coupled to the access control device and configured to transmit RF signals in response to system instructions received from the access control device, and a plurality of wireless electronic door locks each configured to wirelessly communicate with the interface module. Each of the wireless electronic door locks includes a controller and a wireless receiver operatively connected to the controller, the wireless receiver including a first antenna defined as a circuit board trace and a second antenna, spaced from the first antenna and defined as a circuit board trace. Each of the first antenna and the second antenna include one of a monopole antenna and a fractal antenna. The controller is configured to switch between the first antenna and the second antenna to receive a wireless signal having a greater signal strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Brian A. Telljohann, Ron M. Kielkowski, Frank A. Nardelli, Russell L. Steiner
  • Patent number: 10726116
    Abstract: In a biometrics system for a building entrance unlocking or a bank account authentication, reference information registered under administration by the system is transmitted to a room or mobile-phone for private storage, with the original reference information deleted from the system. Biologic information gotten upon authentication is transmitted through wireless system to the room or mobile-phone for comparison with the reference, the result being returned to the system. Or, the reference is tentatively sent back to the system for comparison with the gotten biologic information. The biologic information sent to mobile-phone also includes health control information for storage and display. Mobile-phone also can receive blood pressure information at a waiting lounge of medical institution though wireless local communication even if the main power shut down. The communication between the biometrics system and the mobile-phone is encrypted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: NL GIKEN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masahide Tanaka, Tohru Matsui
  • Patent number: 10703333
    Abstract: A delivery assistance device assists in an operation of a delivery service in which a vehicle cabin including a trunk of a vehicle used by a requester is able to be designated as a luggage delivery destination. The delivery assistance device includes a key information distribution unit configured to distribute key information that a deliverer of a company that provides the delivery service is to use to unlock a door for access to the vehicle cabin of the vehicle, to the company, and an entry authority information distribution unit configured to distribute entry authority information regarding an authority for the deliverer to enter a predetermined area in which the vehicle is present, to the company when the key information is distributed to the company by the key information distribution unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato Endo, Yuichiro Haruna
  • Patent number: 10700885
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are wireless devices operable at intermediate wireless at ranges of thousands of meters, utilizing packets that include a preamble and a data payload. Devices may be such things as keypads, door latches, occupancy monitors, sprinkler controllers and other devices needing a communications link. Devices include an intermediate-range transceiver and a separate deployment wireless interface accessible from a mobile device such as a cellular telephone or portable tablet. Devices can be registered in a database and deployed for use by means of an application running on the mobile device. A scannable label bearing a code can be affixed to a wireless device providing a means of tracking, identifying and verifying a device through the deployment process. Detailed information on various example embodiments of the inventions are provided in the Detailed Description below, and the inventions are defined by the appended claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Craig Boswell, John Robinson
  • Patent number: 10663569
    Abstract: Localization systems and methods are provided and include a first sensor configured to perform wireless communication with a portable device using a communication protocol that allows for communication over open advertising communication channels and that allows for communication using a secure communication connection. The first sensor communicates with the portable device using the secure communication connection and seconds sensor communicate with the portable device by transmitting or receiving broadcast signals over the open advertising communication channels. A control module receives first signal information about signals transmitted or received by the first sensor and second signal information about signals transmitted or received by the second sensors and determines a location of the portable device based on the first signal information and the second signal information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kyle Golsch
  • Patent number: 10648198
    Abstract: A method for controlling door access in a gunshot event includes connecting door locks with a control device. Each door lock retains its unlocking authority when no gunshot event is detected. A gunshot event information containing the gunshot location is sent to the control device when the gunshot event is detected, and the control device reports the gunshot location to the police system. At least one of the door locks near the gunshot location is set to the locking state, and the unlocking authority of the at least one door lock is revoked. Furthermore, the control device simultaneously sets the door locks to a locking state or an unlocked state through physical connection with or disconnection from an unlocking device. When the unlocking device is removed, the control device enters a first priority emergency state, such that all door locks are set to the locking state and lose unlocking authority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: I-Ting Shen
  • Patent number: 10607046
    Abstract: System and methods for authenticating a cartridge comprising reading a unique identifier (UID) and a unique authentication string (UAS) stored on a data storage medium associated with a cartridge; generating, based on the UID or the UAS read from the data storage medium, a test unique authentication string (TUAS) or a test unique identifier (TUID), respectively, according to a methodology used to generate the UAS stored on the data storage medium; and comparing the TUAS or the TUID to the UAS or the UID read from the data storage medium, respectively, to determine if the cartridge is authentic. A method in which the UAS is generated and stored on the data storage medium at a first location, and subsequently authenticated at a second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: MULTIPURE INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Zachary Rice, Brett Britton, Kyle Muranyi
  • Patent number: 10600269
    Abstract: A system includes one or more memory devices storing instructions, and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform steps of a method. The system may receive an authentication request from a computing device and determine whether the authentication request corresponds with stored authentication data. Based on the determination, the system may store identification data associated with a smart device corresponding to the authentication request. The system may receive detection data when the smart device is detected within a predetermined area and, in response to a detection, obtain an identifier from the smart device. The system may determine whether the obtained identifier corresponds with the stored identification data. Based on the determination, the system may direct an electronic lock to transition from a locked state to an unlocked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventor: Justin Wishne
  • Patent number: 10599825
    Abstract: A device may obtain registration data associated with a registration of an individual. The registration data may include an image that depicts a physical key and a reference object. The device may process the image to identify a first feature of the physical key and a first measurement of the first feature based on the size of the reference object. The device may store first feature data based on the first feature and the first measurement. The device may obtain second feature data based on a second feature of the physical key and a second measurement of the second feature identified from an insertion of the physical key into a keyhole of an authentication mechanism. The device may determine whether the first feature data corresponds to the second feature data. The device may authenticate the individual based on determining that the first feature data corresponds to the second feature data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Abdelkadar M'Hamed Benkreira, Michael Mossoba, Joshua Edwards