Authentication (e.g., Identity) Patents (Class 340/5.8)
  • Patent number: 11388677
    Abstract: A control device may be configured to transmit messages using an adaptive transmit power. The control device may determine a transmit power for transmitting the message based on a command in the message. The control device may determine a transmit power based on a change in lighting intensity caused by the command. The transmit power may be greater when the change in lighting intensity is above a threshold than when the change in light intensity is below the threshold. The control device may determine whether the message was successfully received based on the receipt of an acknowledgement message. The control device may increase the transmit power when the message fails to be received and retransmit the message including the command at an increased transmit power. The control device may store (e.g., learn) the increased transmit power for later use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company, LLC
    Inventors: Ankit Bhutani, Richard S. Camden, Kaiming Li
  • Patent number: 11374775
    Abstract: A temperature sensing security token may include a first resistor having a first side connected to a voltage source, a second resistor having a first side connected to the voltage source, an analog comparator having a first input connected to a second side of the first resistor and a second input connected to a second side of the second resistor and an output that represents at least one bit of a key, and an analog to digital converter having an input connected to the second side of the first resistor wherein an output of said analog to digital converter is related to temperature by a temperature coefficient of resistivity of the first resistor. The first resistor and the second resistor may have the same nominal resistance. The first resistor, the second resistor and the analog to digital comparator may be encased in the same package. The package may be configured to inhibit inspection and discovery of components contained in said package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: CERA Licensing Limited
    Inventor: Bill Aronson
  • Patent number: 11375261
    Abstract: A terminal control method includes obtaining, by a first terminal, text information that is input in a preset area of the first terminal, determining an operation type of the text information, recognizing, by the first terminal, the text information based on the operation type to obtain a key matching the text information, generating, by the first terminal, a key value of each key, and sending the generated key value to a second terminal to control the second terminal using the key value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventor: Dongyang Xiu
  • Patent number: 11356274
    Abstract: Verifying a set of remotely stored data is disclosed, including: requesting a first element corresponding to a first leaf in a base layer of a digital tree, wherein the digital tree corresponds to a set of remotely stored data; receiving the first element corresponding to the first leaf; and receiving a membership proof comprising a set of elements from one or more layers higher in the digital tree than the base layer of the digital tree, wherein the set of elements comprises a path from the first leaf to a root of the digital tree, wherein the set of elements is dependent on a plurality of additional leaves and wherein verification of the first element corresponding to the first leaf increases a level of confidence in an availability of the plurality of additional leaves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Kaleidoscope Blockchain, Inc.
    Inventors: Mingchao Yu, Sreeram Kannan, Pramod Viswanath, Songze Li, Amir Salman Avestimehr
  • Patent number: 11348615
    Abstract: A cartridge memory is a cartridge memory used in a magnetic tape cartridge, including: an antenna unit; a storage unit that stores data; and a control unit that reads the data from the storage unit in response to a request from a recording/reproduction apparatus, adds an error correction code to the data, and transmits the obtained data via the antenna unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Anno, Takanobu Iwama, Shinya Tochikubo, Eiji Nakashio, Naohiro Adachi
  • Patent number: 11335176
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for generating a model for a control panel of a fire control system are described herein. One computing device includes a memory and a processor configured to execute executable instructions stored in the memory to: receive a test string from a control panel of a fire control system, the text string comprising a number of values; receive a number of locations from a user, wherein each location of the number of locations is a location within the text string of a value of the number of values corresponding to a variable of a number of variables; generate a model for the control panel based on the number of locations and the number of variables; and store the model in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Jayaprakash Meruva, Rajesh Babu Nalukurthy, Murali Bhandari, Shivanu Bhateja, Vipindas E K
  • Patent number: 11327815
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for distributing a set of parameters associated with policies for authorizing Application Programming Interface (API) calls to an application. For a previously stored hierarchical first document that comprises a first set of elements in a first hierarchical structure, the method receives a hierarchical update second document that comprises a second set of elements in a second hierarchical structure corresponding to the first hierarchical structure, wherein at least a subset of elements in the first and the second documents correspond to the set of parameters for evaluating API calls. The method receives a first set of hash values for elements of the first document that are not specified in the second document, and generates a second set of hash values for a set of elements specified in the second document. The method generates an overall hash for the second document by using the received first set of hash values and the generated second set of hash values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: STYRA, INC.
    Inventors: Teemu Koponen, Timothy L. Hinrichs
  • Patent number: 11311436
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a frame and a mattress supported by the frame and arranged to support a patient thereon. A sensor is included to detect moisture on the patient and/or the patient support apparatus. The sensor produces signals indicative of the presence of moisture on the patient support apparatus. One or more alerts are output in response to the signals provided by the sensor to notify a caregiver of the presence of moisture on the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott M. Corbin, Richard H. Heimbrock
  • Patent number: 11310054
    Abstract: A database management system stores an entry in a journal. The journal, upon storage of the entry, comprising a hierarchy of nodes. A node in the hierarchy comprises a hash value computed by application of a symmetric hash operator to hash values of first and second child nodes. The symmetric hash operator generates equivalent output irrespective of the order of the operands. A cryptographic proof of the entry comprises successive application of the symmetric hash operator to a list of hashes from the hierarchy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tate Andrew Certain, Benjamin Nelson Glowney, Allan Henry Vermeulen
  • Patent number: 11263846
    Abstract: An authentication method used in a server, includes: acquiring check-in information sent by user equipment (UE) of a user, wherein the check-in information includes information on the user and a check-in period; determining information on a room of the user based on the check-in information; sending the information on the room to the UE; determining unlocking information based on the check-in information; and sending the unlocking information to at least one of the UE or door lock equipment corresponding to the information on the room, wherein the door lock equipment is configured to authenticate the user based on the unlocking information during the check-in period, the unlocking information being invalid other than during the check-in period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiankai Zhao, Xiaohui Liu, Panpan Zhang
  • Patent number: 11263840
    Abstract: It is provided a method for controlling access to a physical space. The method is performed in an access control device and comprises the steps of: communicating with an electronic key to obtain an identity of the electronic key; obtaining a plurality of delegations; determining, from one of the delegations, that there is an auxiliary condition, wherein the auxiliary condition is that access is approved for the electronic key by an auxiliary party, authenticated by a digital signature by the auxiliary party; and granting access to the physical space when the plurality of delegations comprises a sequence of delegations covering a delegation path from the access control device to the electronic key such that, in the sequence of delegations, the delegator of the first delegation is the access control device, the receiver of the last delegation is the electronic key, and the auxiliary condition is fulfilled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventors: Håkan Olsson, Frans Lundberg, Kenneth Pernyer, Sona Singh, Stefan Strömberg
  • Patent number: 11256903
    Abstract: An image processing method, an image processing device, a computer readable storage medium and an electronic device are disclosed. The method includes: operating a camera module to acquire a target image in response to a first processing unit receiving an image acquisition instruction; and performing a predetermined processing on the target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventors: Haitao Zhou, Ziqing Guo, Kamwing Au, Fangfang Hui, Xiao Tan
  • Patent number: 11240218
    Abstract: This application provides a key distribution and authentication method, system, and an apparatus. The method includes: a service center server distributes different keys to terminal devices, and then the terminal devices perform mutual authentication with the network authentication server based on respective keys and finally obtain communication keys for communication between the terminal devices and a functional network element. This provides a method for establishing a secure communication channel for the terminal device, having a broad application range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Inventors: Rong Wu, Bo Zhang, Lu Gan, Haiguang Wang
  • Patent number: 11233776
    Abstract: An agent can be installed that is separate from an unsecure application, such as a third party browser, executing on a client device. Content to be displayed by, or accessible to, the application can be rendered or determined remotely, such that only unrestricted data is received by the application. Restricted data to be stored on the device, as may include one or more authentication credentials, can be transmitted over a secure connection to the agent, which can store the sensitive information to a secure location on the client device that is inaccessible to the application. Such management allows the sensitive information to be stored on the client device and provided with requests for restricted data, for example, while preventing the restricted data from being exposed to the application on the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventors: Sarath Chandra Murthy Muddapappu, Sajeeva Lakmal Bandara Pallemulle, Camilla De Oliveira Penna Tavares, Justin Jon Derby, Joel William Weisman, Leonardo Davi Viccari, Kartikey Bhatt
  • Patent number: 11222336
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein may comprise RFID data acquisition technology which may be embedded in a fob or tag for use in completing financial transactions. This fob may a self-contained device which includes a transponder and which may be contained on any portable form factor and may comprise flexible circuitry. For instance, the fob may be housed in a wearable transaction instrument, such as a bracelet, ring, wrist band, retractable id, necklace, jewelry charm, lanyard, key ring fob, watch, band, pin, and/or the like. The fob is configured to be used in concert with an RFID reader device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Dilip Lachman Aidasani, Kate T. King, Estelle Karine Rachel Mangeney, Charles Newman, Stuart Rolinson, Richard Grant Waters
  • Patent number: 11210047
    Abstract: An accessory device application executes on an accessory device of limited resources. The accessory device application includes an accessory device stub application and an interface definition. When a user interacts with the accessory device application, display changes are generated in response, in accordance with the interface definition, and are sent to a companion extension at an associated companion device. The companion extension receives the changes, and generates updated display values for the accessory device display. The updated display values are sent from the companion device daemon to the daemon of the accessory device, which displays the updated display values at the accessory device display. The functionality and operation of the accessory device application permit an accessory device of limited resources to leverage data processing and computational power of the companion device, to provide a more involving user experience at the accessory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Marcos, Andrew E. Platzer
  • Patent number: 11184176
    Abstract: During a period of uni-directional, device-to-collector communication, a digital signature is created for at least one data set based on a public key, which is computed from at least one time-bound secret key. When collector-to-device communication becomes available, the collector signals to the device that the current data collection period may end, at which point the time-bound secret key(s) previously used may be revealed but are not longer usable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Guardtime SA
    Inventors: Henri Lakk, Ahto Truu
  • Patent number: 11120320
    Abstract: A method is provided to determine unique identifiers. A physical item has an RFID integrated circuit (IC) having a unique identifier and a secret. The RFID IC may be configured to provide an identifier portion and a response to a previously sent challenge, where the identifier portion by itself is insufficient to completely identify the IC or item and the response is based on the challenge and the secret. Attempts are made to verify the response using a set of potential secrets determined using the identifier portion. If the response is successfully verified using a certain secret, the secret may then be used to determine one or more other identifier portions. The unique, complete identifier may then be determined from a combination of at least the identifier portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Impinj, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Robshaw, Tan Mau Wu, Christopher J. Diorio
  • Patent number: 11106783
    Abstract: An authentication method for a tag device includes exchanging authentication codes between the tag device and an authentication server to perform mutual authentication. A reader device acts as a communications bridge between the tag device and the authentication server. The reader device may observe mutual authentication between the tag device and the authentication server as an indicator that the tag device is authentic. A failure of mutual authentication indicates that the tag device is not authentic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: William Guie Rivard
  • Patent number: 11068622
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes one or more processors to acquire a shape characteristic of a target entity; determine similarity between the shape characteristic of the target entity and a shape characteristic of a three-dimensional model; acquire a material characteristic of a material in a designated region of the target entity where the shape characteristic of the target entity matches with the predetermined shape characteristic; and determine an extent to which the acquired material characteristic matches a predetermined material characteristic based upon a magnitude of differences between the acquired material characteristic and the predetermined material characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventors: Ji Li, Zhihui Zhang
  • Patent number: 11055954
    Abstract: Communication objects and closed electrical circuits are worn by players within a gaming player verification system. These objects may communicate with associated player tracking units attached to gaming machines and other devices via radio frequency waves, and each communication object is adapted to alter its communication pattern in response to any break of its closed electrical circuit. Removal of such an object from a player cannot be accomplished without breaking the closed electrical circuit contained therein, thereby disabling or de-authenticating the device. A communications object may emit a signal which can be tied to one of two or more player accounts. One of the two accounts may be charged for a player transaction depending on the nature of the transaction. A computer server having a player verification program and database may also be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Geoffrey M. Gelman, Ronald Rushin, Dean P. Alderucci, Joseph M. Asher
  • Patent number: 11055501
    Abstract: An intelligent tracking system generally includes one or more tracking devices, some of which may be passive tracking devices. Each passive tracking device includes one or more transceivers and is energized by an energizing signal. Some of these passive tracking devices may operate in a first communication mode or a second communication mode based on the energizing signal. Some tracking devices may include encryption modules or authentication modules. Some of these devices may incorporate a bulk acoustic wave oscillator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Dean Mamoru Kawaguchi, Alberto Vidal, Edward John Boling, Prasad Panchalan, Edward Maurice Farrell
  • Patent number: 11046201
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging station system having, at least: an EV charging station that includes a supply part configured to supply electric energy to at least one vehicle battery, a computing device configured to manage supplying of electric energy to electric vehicles, and a transactions module of a station application stored in and executable by the computing device of the EV charging station. The transactions module and other modules of or associated with the EV charging station or an electric vehicle can leverage asymmetric cryptography and peer-to-peer networks and systems to provide secure supplying of electric energy from the EV charging station to an electric vehicle and recording of information on the station supplying electric energy to the vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Antonino Mondello, Alberto Troia
  • Patent number: 11030618
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and apparatuses for creating a verified mutually authenticated transaction between a service provider and an on-line identity for a physical client person. A dynamic optical mark may be displayed on a device screen where the physical client person is using a web service. The dynamic optical mark may be recognized via scanning the dynamic optical mark by a personal mobile device equipped with a camera. The verified mutually authenticated transaction between the service provider and the on-line identity for the physical client person may be used for sharing personal data of the physical client person by using out-of-band optical mark recognition of the dynamic optical mark. The verified mutually authenticated transaction may be initiated with a time-limited one-time password comprising a sequence of numbers encoded in the dynamic optical mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Winkk, Inc.
    Inventors: Renata Budko, Dmitry Feld, Konstantin Kalinin, Mikhail Petrushan
  • Patent number: 11023956
    Abstract: Guiding purchasing via smartphone by, determining, via smartphone input of a user, the smartphone user's intent to purchase a given product. At least one sequence of tasks to purchase each of a plurality of products is determined. The determined intent to purchase the given product is associated with a determined sequence of tasks to purchase one of the products in the plurality of products. The smartphone user's current state in the associated sequence of tasks is determined. The smartphone user is notified, via the smartphone, of the next uncompleted task from the associated sequence of tasks based on the smartphone user's current state in the associated sequence of tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Raghava Viswa Mani Kiran Peddinti, Lakshmi Kumar Dabbiru
  • Patent number: 11010763
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for transmitting push notification data to a computing device, the push notification data being processable by the computing device to display a push notification, receiving biometric data, the biometric data being provided from user input responsive to the push notification, determining that a user providing the user input is authenticated at least partially based on the biometric data, and inducing execution of a transaction in response to determining that the user is authenticated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventor: Ryan Fillinger
  • Patent number: 11004038
    Abstract: A system and method to facilitate transactions between a customer and a vendor utilizing an advertising campaign reaching a plurality of potential customers is provided. The method includes receiving a request from the vendor for a bulk token for use in the advertising campaign, generating the bulk token, transmitting the bulk token to the vendor to embed into the advertising campaign associated with a mailto link, the bulk token being sent as part of the advertising campaign to at least one of the plurality of potential customer, receiving a reply SMTP email from a customer from the plurality of potential customers indicating a request for a transaction responsive to the advertising campaign by selecting the mailto link, decoding the bulk token to verify the transaction, performing an SPF and DKIM validation of the received SMTP email to validate the transaction, and processing the verified and validated transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: James Kassemi, Lawrence Glen Holcomb
  • Patent number: 10963595
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system for locating mobile devices. The system includes a location-aware mobile device. The location-aware mobile device includes a location-aware mechanism embedded in a platform firmware layer of the location-aware mobile device. The system also includes a central database to receive location information from the location-aware mobile device over a network. If the location-aware mobile device has been stolen, lost, or misplaced, the central database reports the stolen, lost, or misplaced location-aware mobile device and its location to appropriate persons to enable the location-aware mobile device to be recovered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: David A. Sandage
  • Patent number: 10952049
    Abstract: A user equipment and network communication device in a communication system and wireless communication method. The user equipment includes: an application type determination module, configured to obtain application type information contained in a type field of an application module in the user equipment to determine the application type of the application module, different application types corresponding to different networking methods; and a networking module, configured to establish a communication network with another user equipment based on the networking method corresponding to the application type of the application module, so as to use the application module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Xin Guo, Chen Sun, Jinhui Chen
  • Patent number: 10952051
    Abstract: Connectionless data transfer is disclosed. Authentication of a device and network node may be performed when data is sent from the device to an application server of an application service provider via a selected network. The transfer of data may take place in an absence of an existing device context between the network node interacting with the device and the core network through which the data travels. State management overhead and signaling overhead may be reduced by use of the exemplary aspects disclosed herein. For example, the device does not need to perform an authentication and key agreement (AKA) procedure to transfer the data and an existing (or pre-existing) device context need not be maintained at the core network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Soo Bum Lee, Stefano Faccin, Gavin Bernard Horn
  • Patent number: 10921500
    Abstract: A concavo-convex structure forming layer with a concavo-convex structure on one surface; and a light-reflecting layer on at least part of a surface of the concavo-convex structure. In the optical element, the concavo-convex structure forming layer includes a unit group made up of a plurality of units whose concavo-convex structures are different from each other; each of the units has a flat portion and either a plurality of convexities or a plurality of concavities, with an upper surface of each convexity or a bottom surface of each concavity being substantially parallel to a surface of the flat portion; the convexities or the concavities adjacent to each other have center-to-center distances that are not constant; the convexities or the concavities have a constant height or depth; and in the unit group, units having an identical concavo-convex structure are not arrayed at a pitch of less than 150 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Naomichi Mimita, Mizuki Yanagimoto
  • Patent number: 10923910
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, an information handling system may include at least one information handling resource and a power system for delivering electrical energy to the at least one information handling resource. The power system may include a battery and a direct-current (DC) input for receiving a DC power source for delivering electrical energy to the at least one information handling resource and charging the battery. The power system may be configured to, based on at least one of an operational state the battery and a power mode of the information handling system, configure an input power draw limit via the DC input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Rick C. Thompson, Merle Jackson Wood, III, Mohammad Hijazi
  • Patent number: 10917250
    Abstract: A challenge/response system separates a physically unclonable function from the challenge/response. Bits in a challenge are used to qualify random data values. The random data values are permuted to generate a result. The result is used to encrypt a response that is sent in reply to the challenge. Additional permuting mechanisms may be used to further obfuscate the response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Mercury Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: James M. Lewis
  • Patent number: 10838351
    Abstract: A method for adapting a printer for operating with more colours, the printer including an inner framework and a dispenser assembly associable with said framework, includes the steps of application of at least one first quick release connector for electric cables at the dispenser assembly; and application of at least one corresponding second quick release connector at the inner framework of the printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: M.C. SYSTEM S.R.L.
    Inventor: Lorenzo Lepri
  • Patent number: 10831866
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for facilitating remote care services. First a provider of the services is matched to a recipient of the services by optimizing the profiles of the provider and recipient using historical feedback. Next the schedule for the provider is optimized in order to most effectively deliver care to the recipients. The system may also be adapted to provide efficient routing of the provider to and from recipient appointments. Upon care delivery, the system may also collect confirmation that all tasks of the service have been completed. The provider and recipient can also, respectively, provide feedback to the system of the encounter. The provider may be able to send messages regarding the appointment directly to friends and family of the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Honor Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth J. Sternberg, Sandy J. Ring, Cameron T. Ring, Monica Lo
  • Patent number: 10832546
    Abstract: A transaction terminal silent alarm system having processor(s) and memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor(s), cause the system to perform a method is disclosed. Upon receiving, from a user device, an authentication request to complete a transaction at a transaction terminal, the system may determine whether a fingerprint scan matches a stored fingerprint. Responsive to the fingerprint scan matching a stored normal fingerprint and absent receiving another fingerprint that matches a stored cancellation fingerprint, the system may direct the transaction terminal to complete the transaction. Responsive to the fingerprint scan matching a stored under-duress fingerprint, the system may direct the transaction terminal to send a silent alert to law enforcement and direct the transaction terminal to delay the transaction. Responsive to the fingerprint scan not matching any stored fingerprints, the system may direct the user device to display a fingerprint rescan message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventors: Vincent Pham, Kenneth Taylor, Fardin Abdi Taghi Abad, Anh Truong, Jeremy Goodsitt, Austin Walters
  • Patent number: 10821764
    Abstract: A display body includes lattice lines that are arranged along a plane of incidence on which light is incident. The lattice lines have properties for forming a bright image with diffracted light of the incident light in an oblique view in which the plane of incidence is viewed obliquely, and absorbing some of the incident light. The surface of each of the lattice lines includes dispersed fine step parts that are repetitive in the direction in which the lattice lines extend. The steps have an antireflection function and form a dark image in a front view directly facing the plane of incidence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Akira Nagano
  • Patent number: 10819151
    Abstract: One embodiment provides an apparatus for wireless power transmission, comprising: a resonator comprising: a three dimensional structure; and an energy storage mechanism operatively coupled to the three dimensional structure; wherein the three dimensional structure and energy storage mechanism produce standing electromagnetic waves upon driving the resonator. Other systems, methods, apparatuses, and products are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Alanson P. Sample, Matthew J. Chabalko
  • Patent number: 10783369
    Abstract: Disclosed in the application are document verification and identity verification methods and devices. A computer-implemented document verification method comprises: obtaining an image of a to-be-verified document; and verifying whether an anti-counterfeiting identifier exists in the image; verifying a source of the image; and obtaining a verification result for the to-be-verified document based on the verification of the anti-counterfeiting identifier and the verification of the source of the image. A computer-implemented identity verification method comprises: obtaining an image of an identity document of a to-be-verified user; obtaining a first verification result for the identity document based on the image of the identity document; verifying authenticity of identity information in the image of the identify document to obtain a second verification result; and determining an identity verification result for the to-be-verified user based on the first verification result and the second verification result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Dandan Zheng, Wei Xu, Liang Li
  • Patent number: 10766151
    Abstract: A failure diagnosis device applicable to a mechanical device provided with a motor as a source to drive a motion axis, and configured to acquire a moving position of the motion axis and a disturbance torque value applied to the motion axis every predetermined period, and to diagnose that a failure is occurring when the disturbance torque value is larger than a failure determination threshold, includes a disturbance torque selector configured to calculate a change from a reference value of each of the acquired disturbance torque values, and to accumulate the disturbance torque values except each disturbance torque value having the change from the reference value equal to or larger than a predetermined threshold, and a failure diagnosis unit configured to diagnose a failure of the mechanical device by using the disturbance torque values accumulated by the disturbance torque selector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Kuno, Toshimichi Urakawa
  • Patent number: 10771442
    Abstract: A system and method for authenticating and enabling an electronic device in an electronic system are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Sathyamurthi Sadhasivan, Shobha Rani Mallarapu, Srinivas Atluri
  • Patent number: 10769258
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, an electronic device may comprise a first sensor configured to obtain first biometric information of a first authentication level from a user, a second sensor configured to obtain the first biometric information and/or second biometric information of a second authentication level higher than the first authentication level from the user, a memory configured to store at least one piece of biometric information authenticated in relation with the user, and a processor configured to compare the at least one piece of biometric information with the first biometric information obtained through the first sensor while the electronic device operates in a locked state, to activate a timer to stop input to the first sensor for a designated time when authentication based on the first biometric information fails a designated number of times based on the comparison of the first biometric information, to obtain the second biometric information through the second sensor whi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyung-Woo Shin, Hye-Mi Lee, Jin-Hoon Cho, Pil-Joo Yoon, Hae-Dong Lee
  • Patent number: 10754275
    Abstract: A toner container includes a container body, an opening, a cover, a toner discharge port, a shutter, a cylindrical structure, protrusions, and an identifier. The shutter is attached to the cover and includes a main shutter covering the toner discharge port. The main shutter moves between a closed position to close the toner discharge port and an open position to open the toner discharge port. The protrusions are on both sides of the cover and protrude in a direction orthogonal to a toner container mounting direction. The identifier is on the cover to indicate a toner color. The cylindrical structure's leading end is downstream of leading ends of the protrusions in the mounting direction. The main shutter's leading end is downstream of the protrusions' leading ends in the mounting direction when the main shutter is in the closed position. The protrusions are downstream of the identifier in the mounting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasufumi Takahashi, Kunihiro Ohyama, Masayuki Yamane, Takeshi Uchitani, Tadashi Hayakawa, Takuji Takahashi, Shouji Okabe, Akira Shinshi, Yuichiro Ueda, Masaki Takahashi, Yuuki Satoh
  • Patent number: 10747967
    Abstract: Enhanced surface acoustic wave (SAW) sensors and SAW sensor-tag wireless interface devices, including low loss devices, devices that enable enhanced use of time diversity for device identification, and devices suitable for use in band-limited environments (such as ISM band) and for use in ultra-wideband applications are disclosed. Antennas for use with both SAW sensors and/or tags, and wireless transceiver systems also are disclosed, including antennas suitable for operation in conductive media and in highly metallic environments, said antennas being used to activate and read said SAW sensors and/or tags. SAW sensors and sensor-tags and related methods for measuring scaled voltage and current in electrical conductors via measurements of the electric and magnetic fields thereof are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventors: Jacqueline H. Hines, Andrew T. Hines, Leland P. Solie, Doug Kirkpatrick
  • Patent number: 10742403
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a controller. The controller is configured to send a nonce encrypted according to a symmetric encryption key. The nonce is sent responsive to receiving a pair request over a personal area network from a nomadic device outside the vehicle. The controller is further configured to initialize a secure connection using a random key and permit vehicle access according to data received via the secure connection. The initialization is responsive to receiving a concatenation of the random key and an incrementation of the nonce encrypted with the symmetric encryption key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jochen Schubert, Thomas Nelson
  • Patent number: 10733309
    Abstract: A computing device (100, 245, 300, 340) arranged for generating an authentication token (AT) being a data structure to be used for authenticating a first computing device (100, 340) to a second computing device (100, 340), wherein the computing device (100, 245, 300, 340) is configured to: generate at least one index; retrieve a portion of a data set (MTS), the portion being a portion of the data set starting at a position in the data set given by the index; and include the portion in the authentication token (AT).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Kelisec AB
    Inventor: Elise Revell
  • Patent number: 10735431
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for providing internet access to residents of a controlled-environment facility. There are significant dangers associated with provide such residents with Internet access due to their criminal history. However, through the generation, updating and application of strict browsing restrictions, as well as the authentication of multiple forms of identifying information, Internet access can be provided to those residents safely and securely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Global Tel*Link Corp.
    Inventor: Stephen L. Hodge
  • Patent number: 10715619
    Abstract: A cache memory can be managed using a probabilistic data structure. For example, a server can store a probabilistic data structure in a memory device. The probabilistic data structure can indicate a probability that a client device has a key-value pair stored in a cache memory. The server can determine an updated version of the key-value pair. The server can then determine that there is a positive probability that the client device has the key-value pair stored in the cache memory using the probabilistic data structure. Based on determining the updated version of the key-value pair and that there is the positive probability that the client device has the key-value pair stored in the cache memory, the server can transmit an invalidation communication to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Emmanuel Bernard
  • Patent number: 10708066
    Abstract: Implementations of the present specification include a computer-implemented method for achieving a consensus among a number of network nodes of a blockchain network. The blockchain network includes a primary node and one or more backup nodes. The method includes receiving a transaction request by the primary node, sending a number of first messages to the backup nodes by the primary node, receiving second messages from the backup nodes by the primary node, reconstructing the transaction request based on data in the second messages by the primary node, sending a third message to the backup nodes by the primary node, and executing the transaction request in response to receiving a predetermined number of third messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Peng Lin
  • Patent number: 10696167
    Abstract: A charging robot connects a contact-making device of an electric charging apparatus to an electric charging interface of a vehicle. The charging robot has a robot arm, which can be connected to the contact-making device. The robot arm is movable in at least three degrees of freedom in order to connect the contact-making device to the charging interface. The charging robot has a detection device for detecting an alignment of the vehicle charging interface. The robot arm has an adjuster for adjusting the contact-making device on the robot. Also described is a charging system for charging an electric energy store of a vehicle, and a method for adjusting the charging robot. The method includes detecting an alignment of the charging interface on the vehicle, and adjusting the contact-making device on the charging robot on the basis of the detected alignment of the charging interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Timo Wetzel