Article Placement Or Removal (e.g., Anti-theft) Patents (Class 340/568.1)
  • Patent number: 10701561
    Abstract: Techniques described herein are directed to a system and methods for issuing commands to an electronic device as well as techniques for transferring a device key to a user device associated with a user who has gained authorization to issue commands to the electronic device. In some embodiments, a device key may be conveyed directly from an access device to a user device. In some embodiments, the device key may be conveyed to a user device by a mobile application server which is in communication with the user device upon receiving an indication that an operator of the user device is authorized to issue commands to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: LOWE'S COMPANIES, INC.
    Inventors: Mason E. Sheffield, Jonothon Frederick Douglas, Paul Michael Sisneros
  • Patent number: 10699548
    Abstract: A dispatch center utilizes an expedited dispatch protocol for an information provider who is a trained first responder to communicate with the dispatch center and provide patient information with little or no prompting from a dispatcher. The expedited dispatch protocol provides expedited processing of the patient information and generates a determinant code which indicates the priority of the emergency. The expedited dispatch protocol provides a uniform, consistent result to objectively select priority and generate an appropriate emergency response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Clawson
  • Patent number: 10682980
    Abstract: Aspects described herein may allow a user to test drive a vehicle with limited human interaction. In one method, a server may receive a user request from a mobile device of a user to access a vehicle secured by a vehicle key. The server may determine that the vehicle key is stored within a storage compartment of a smart key storage device. The server may provide an unlock instruction to the smart key storage device. The unlock instruction may be provided in response to and/or as part of a request, from the mobile device, to unlock the storage compartment. The server may receive, from the smart key storage device, an indication that the vehicle key has been removed from the storage compartment based on a key sensor detecting removal of the vehicle key. This may prompt the server to update a user record to indicate removal of the vehicle key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Avid Ghamsari, Qiaochu Tang, Micah Price, Geoffrey Dagley, Jason Hoover
  • Patent number: 10646055
    Abstract: Adjustable size security apparatuses are disclosed herein. In certain embodiments, such an adjustable size security apparatus includes a plurality of brace elements, a main body, and a neck. Each of the brace elements is configured to be secured to a separate portion of any one of a plurality of different sized rectangular shaped portable electronic devices. The main body is configured to selectively lock the brace elements in place so that the brace elements cannot be removed from the rectangular shaped portable electronic device to which the brace elements are secured. The neck is configured to secure the main body to a display table and thereby secure, to the display table, the rectangular shaped portable electronic device to which the brace elements are secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: OnQ Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Chapuis, Steven D. Penny
  • Patent number: 10634646
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for molecular and/or atomic level detection of elements forming contraband such as concealed explosives, drugs, smuggled goods, etc., through the use of an acoustic frequency detector having a crystalline transducer module and elemental and mass comparator. The present invention can be employed in a non-destructive manner for the mobile and stationary inspection of objects such as luggage, persons, containers, etc., through a combination of computer-aided techniques and algorithms combined with a crystalline and oil enhanced transducer that, upon return of a system-generated acoustic signal, are used to screen and confirm explosive threats and/or other contraband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: GTBM, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Tortoriello, Richard Picolli
  • Patent number: 10619961
    Abstract: Evidence collecting and recording apparatus for collecting and preserving evidence of an event relating to the use of a gun, for example when it is removed from its holster and aimed at a person who might be a threat. The apparatus comprises an electronic camera and a short-range wireless transmitter, configured to be disposed on the gun, for creating and transmitting a video stream, and an electronic relay device, such as a smartphone, for wirelessly re-transmitting the video stream to a remote central station for display on a video screen. The electronic relay device and/or the central station includes a logic device for processing the video stream to determine the identity of any person appearing in the video images. Advantageously, facial recognition is used to identify the person or persons in the video images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Karl F. Milde, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10609347
    Abstract: A luggage management system includes: a locking/unlocking device mounted in a vehicle and configured to lock and unlock the vehicle in response to a request from a terminal, the terminal being used by a user who delivers luggage; an imaging device configured to capture an image of an inside of a predetermined area located in the vehicle, the predetermined area being used as a delivery place of the luggage; a control device configured to cause the imaging device to capture the image in the predetermined area when the locking/unlocking device locks or unlocks the vehicle in response to the request, and store the image; and a determination unit configured to determine, based on a result of comparison between a reference image and a comparison image, whether the luggage has been carried away from the predetermined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kei Kanaoka, Shun Maeda, Yoshihiro Murozaki, Hiroko Tsujimura, Daiki Kaneichi, Kuniaki Jinnai
  • Patent number: 10604199
    Abstract: A method of retrofitting a fleet asset to enable real-time damage monitoring thereof comprises securing a plurality of wires along outer surfaces of the fleet asset. The method includes configuring a control unit to: (a) continuously transmit current through each of the plurality of wires; (b) identify a damage event in response to a break in the transmitted current in any of the plurality of wires; and (c) formulate damage event data associated with the damage event in response to the identification of the damage event, the damage event data including a location of a damage. The method comprises causing the damage event data to be transmitted to a remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: HALO ASSET PROTECTION INC
    Inventors: Chris Swacil, Nathan Pedroza, Tyler Graffeo
  • Patent number: 10599895
    Abstract: Inventory management systems and methods are provided for various applications. Such systems include a first RFID reader system having an RFID reader and a host. The RFID reader attempts to communicate with a plurality of RFID-readable tags, while the host is programmed to receive data from the RFID reader, which relates to the RFID-readable tags with which the RFID reader has successfully communicated. The host generates instructions based at least in part on the data and transmits the instructions to the host of a second RFID reader system. The host of the second RFID reader system modifies the operation of an associated RFID reader as it attempts to communicate with the plurality of RFID-readable tags, with the modification being based at least in part on the instructions received from the host of the first system and improving the performance of the RFID reader of the second system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: AVERY DENNISON RETAIL INFORMATION SERVICES, LLC
    Inventor: Ian J. Forster
  • Patent number: 10592862
    Abstract: A method of registering a security sensor device with a product device to be protected via the security sensor device includes obtaining sensor data identifying the security sensor device and including a sensor timestamp for an alteration in power delivery to the security sensor device, obtaining product data identifying the product device and including a product timestamp for an alteration in power delivery to the product device, implementing a comparison of the sensor timestamp and the product timestamp, and generating registration data for the security sensor device and the product device based on the comparison, the registration data associating the security sensor device and the product device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SENNCO SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Strom, Joseph Ryan, III, Dale Liff, Sean P. Behan
  • Patent number: 10591921
    Abstract: A telepresence robot may include a drive system, a control system, an imaging system, and a mapping module. The mapping module may access a map of an area and tags associated with the area. In various embodiments, each tag may include tag coordinates and tag information, which may include a tag annotation. A tag identification system may identify tags within a predetermined range of the current position and the control system may execute an action based on an identified tag whose tag information comprises a telepresence robot action modifier. The telepresence robot may rotate an upper portion independent from a lower portion. A remote terminal may allow an operator to control the telepresence robot using any combination of control methods, including by selecting a destination in a live video feed, by selecting a destination on a map, or by using a joystick or other peripheral device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: INTOUCH TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yulun Wang, Charles S. Jordan, Tim Wright, Michael Chan, Marco Pinter, Kevin Hanrahan, Daniel Sanchez, James Ballantyne, Cody Herzog, Blair Whitney, Fuji Lai, Kelton Temby, Eben Christopher Rauhut, Justin H. Kearns, Cheuk Wah Wong, Timothy Sturtevant Farlow
  • Patent number: 10593179
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and techniques for mitigating retail theft include securing items at a receptacle of a retailer via an electronic lock, and providing a transceiver that is proximate to the secured items and that transmits a beacon which may be detected by a personal electronic device (PED) of a customer. Based on a wireless transmission between the PED and the transceiver, a customer's identity may be determined and the customer's risk profile may be accessed. A risk score corresponding to the customer accessing the secured item may be determined based on the customer's risk profile and optionally based upon a profile of the secured item. If the risk score is indicative of an acceptable risk, a trigger to remotely unlock the electronic lock may be sent, thereby remotely and automatically allowing qualified customers to access secured items. An item's removal may be detected and tracked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: WALGREEN CO.
    Inventors: Kartik Subramanian, Andrew Schweinfurth, Raymond Kim
  • Patent number: 10586228
    Abstract: An RF tag with integrated anti-theft device allows a user, having a mobile device, to perform a secure purchasing application where the user uses the camera of the mobile device to read a barcode of a product and an RF tag with an integrated anti-theft device. The user can select the product he wishes to buy, check the information concerning that product, purchase the product, and disable the anti-theft device to go through a security portal without triggering the alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELETRÔNICA DA AMAZÔNIA LTDA.
    Inventors: Fabio R. Piva, Orlando Volpato Filho, Fernando L. Koch
  • Patent number: 10584931
    Abstract: A system includes a controller in communication with a transmission device. The system further includes a gun rack that includes a locking mechanism. The controller is configured to release the locking mechanism in response to receiving, from the transmission device via modulation on a power wire that powers the controller, a pattern that corresponds to a predetermined pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: BLAC-RAC MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventor: Kevin B. Pintar
  • Patent number: 10565410
    Abstract: Embodiments herein describe a package management system that uses two operation modes of RFID readers (i.e., an inventory mode and a search mode) to provide feedback to an associate when a package has been mis-sorted. In one embodiment, the RFID readers are attached to one or more RFID antennas which each are disposed overhead a respective container or storage location in a warehouse. For example, each of the antennas may have a beam pattern or read region that covers the container. Using the RFID antennas, the RFID reader can query the RFID tags in the container to identify the packages stored in the container. In one embodiment, the RFID reader switches to the search mode after a new package is identified. Using the search mode, the RFID reader can quickly identify when the package is stored in the container and provide prompt feedback to the associate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Roman Shmulevich, Oleg Kantor, Tak Keung Joseph Lui, David Bruce McCalib, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10547969
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for location tracking. In one embodiment, an apparatus receives a message sent to a user of a mobile device in a wireless network, and a processor determines at least one location parameter. Data is extracted from the message, and initiation of a computing function (e.g., transmission of a communication to the mobile device) is triggered by a match between the location and the data from the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Sol Lipman, David Robinson, Jeffrey Bonforte, Victor Chen
  • Patent number: 10504058
    Abstract: A storage cabinet according to an embodiment stores a plurality of items, each item including a first tag attached thereto, the first tag being an RF tag for recording item information relating to a corresponding item. The storage cabinet includes: a first reader for reading the item information recorded in the first tag of items stored in a housing, when the door is in a closed state; and a second reader for reading item information of a first tag, when the door is in an open state, and an item to which the first tag is attached is made proximate from the outside to a predetermined area on the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Uno, Yusita Kasdani, Kaleb Withrow
  • Patent number: 10500452
    Abstract: Golf clubs according to at least some example aspects of this disclosure may include a golf club head and a shaft configured to engage with the golf club head which includes a grip engaged with the shaft. Further, the golf club may include a monitoring device, which includes a sensor and a transmitter. Additionally, the monitoring device may be configured to determine data related to the characteristics of a golf swing. Further, the monitoring device may be configured to transmit the data related to the characteristics of a golf swing to a remote computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Wallans, Robert M. Boyd, Philip J. Hatton, Mario A. Lafortune, John T. Stites
  • Patent number: 10482734
    Abstract: Security systems and methods for protecting retail display merchandise from theft are provided. For example, a security system includes a sensor configured to removably engage an input port of an item of merchandise, and a monitoring component configured to wirelessly communicate with the sensor and to removably support the sensor thereon, wherein the monitoring component and the sensor are configured to communicate with one another to determine a proximity of the item of merchandise relative to the monitoring component, wherein the monitoring component and/or the sensor is configured to initiate a security signal when the proximity between the monitoring component and the sensor is not within a predetermined range, and wherein the monitoring component and/or the sensor is configured to initiate a security signal in response to the sensor being removed from the input port of the item of merchandise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathon D. Phillips, Michael R. Johnston, Jeffrey A. Grant, Gary A. Taylor, William B. Howell
  • Patent number: 10474661
    Abstract: A personal food inventory system (PFIS) allows for storage of food items in a personal inventory associated with a user account, as well as tracking of food items consumed by the user account. The PFIS is linked to an application for communicating between an account user and the PFIS items that are received into the personal inventory and items consumed or otherwise removed from the personal inventory. The PFIS is linked to one or more preferred vendors for easy entry of items into the personal inventory. The PFIS also provides recommendation of dishes the account user can prepare based on the personal food inventory and/or a vendor inventory associated with the preferred vendor. The PFIS further provides user notifications for items nearing their expiry date. The PFIS also provides notification to the account user regarding usage of the personal food inventory system by tracking consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: FOOGAL, INC.
    Inventor: Todd Knobel
  • Patent number: 10477549
    Abstract: A network hub may be configured to dynamically select a desired frequency (among available licensed spectrum holdings of a carrier) at which to operate. A network hub may send a current geographic location of the network hub to a server computer, and, in response, the network hub may receive, from the server computer, multiple available frequencies at which a configurable software defined radio (SDR) of the network hub can be configured to operate. The network hub may perform a network scan to determine respective current conditions of individual frequencies of the multiple available frequencies, select a particular frequency based at least in part on the current conditions of the individual frequencies, and configure the configurable SDR to operate at the selected frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Lee Watts
  • Patent number: 10448759
    Abstract: Adjustable size security apparatuses are disclosed herein. In certain embodiments, such an adjustable size security apparatus includes a plurality of brace elements, a main body, and a neck. Each of the brace elements is configured to be secured to a separate portion of any one of a plurality of different sized rectangular shaped portable electronic devices. The main body is configured to selectively lock the brace elements in place so that the brace elements cannot be removed from the rectangular shaped portable electronic device to which the brace elements are secured. The neck is configured to secure the main body to a display table and thereby secure, to the display table, the rectangular shaped portable electronic device to which the brace elements are secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: ONQ Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Chapuis, Steven D. Penny
  • Patent number: 10412659
    Abstract: Methods and systems for registration management between electronic devices are provided. First, at least one first signal is wirelessly received, and identification data in the first signal is stored. The first signal is broadcasted by at least one first electronic device. Then, at least one second signal is wirelessly received, wherein the second signal is broadcasted by at least one second electronic device. A connection for the second electronic device is established via a wireless network according to identification data in the second signal, and the identification data corresponding to the first electronic device is transmitted to the second electronic device via the wireless network, such that the identification data corresponding to the first electronic device is registered in the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: NOODOE CORPORATION
    Inventor: John C. Wang
  • Patent number: 10410451
    Abstract: A locking container access system includes (i) at least one processor and (ii) a memory storing instructions for execution on at least one processor. The instructions include establishing a connection to a locking container and obtaining an identifier from the locking container. The instructions include, in response to a user authenticating to the locking container access system, establishing a remote networking connection to an access control system, obtaining access parameters for the user from the access control system, and, in response to receiving an open instruction from the user for the locking container, performing additional operations. The additional operations include (i) requesting verification of the user based on biometric information, (ii) determining whether the identifier is included in the access parameters, and (iii) in response to the identifier being included in the access parameters and successful biometric verification of the user, transmitting an open command to the locking container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Express Scripts Strategic Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Syed-Muasir Khalil, Imaduldin Krad, Ankur Kaneria, Igor Krasnykh, Kerra A. Bach
  • Patent number: 10395076
    Abstract: A mobile RFID container, such as a case, cargo container, vehicle, etc., includes an RFID detector configured to conduct an RFID scan to generate scan data concerning the items carried in the mobile RFID container, and location determining circuitry for generating location data concerning the location of the mobile RFID container. A method for distributing RFID-tagged items using the mobile RFID container includes placing a plurality of RFID-tagged items in the mobile RFID container, conducting one or more RFID scans to generate scan data concerning the contents of the RFID container, and processing the scan data and location data to determine the location of the mobile RFID container at times when the contents of the RFID container have changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: PROMEGA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Travis Phillips, Mark Sehmer
  • Patent number: 10392927
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for confirming the launch of an actuator for delivery downhole into a wellbore for engagement with a downhole tool such as a packer, sliding sleeve and the like. A wellhead assembly has an axial wellbore in communication with the wellbore. An actuator launcher is located above the wellhead assembly for selectively releasing actuators into the axial wellbore. At least one waypoint is located in the axial bore. A detection device is mounted on the wellhead assembly capable of detecting receipt of a released actuator at the waypoint and generating a confirmation signal in response. A control system receives the confirmation signal, distinguishing between a successful launch and a non-successful launch of the actuator, and producing an output indicating whether introduction of the actuator was successful, the size and material of the actuator, and other pertinent information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ISOLATION EQUIPMENT SERVICES INC.
    Inventor: Boris (Bruce) P. Cherewyk
  • Patent number: 10393679
    Abstract: Provided are operation guide system for X-ray analysis to enable users to easily understand measurement of X-ray optical system to be selected. The operation guide system includes: measurement information acquisition unit for acquiring information on a sample and each X-ray measurement optical system part; sample magnification acquisition unit for acquiring magnification for display; incident X-ray shape deformation unit for determining distorted shape of an incident X-ray obtained by magnifying shape of the incident X-ray based on the magnification in a plane perpendicular to an optical axis direction; scattered X-ray shape deformation unit for determining distorted shape of a scattered X-ray obtained by magnifying shape of the scattered X-ray based on the magnification in the plane; and X-ray measurement optical system modeling unit for modeling a deformed shape of the sample, the distorted shape of the incident X-ray, and the distorted shape of the scattered X-ray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: RIGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihiro Himeda
  • Patent number: 10373455
    Abstract: A theft detection system includes a portable security device having a casing and a motion sensor operable to detect a movement of the casing. A transmitter positioned in the casing transmits a theft alert signal motion is detected. The theft detection system includes a software application running on a mobile communications device remote from the portable security device that receives the theft alert signal and initiates a theft alert action, such as energizing an alarm or transmitting an alert and GPS coordinates, if the theft alert signal is indicative of unauthorized movement of the portable security device. The theft detection system may also include a fixed-position security device and a supplemental motion sensor. If motion is detected inside the housing and entry to the housing cannot be authenticated, the fixed-position security device will make a theft-alert action, such as sounding an alarm, transmitting an alert signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Rodney Anthony Grace
  • Patent number: 10360414
    Abstract: An anti-tamper system includes a first object, second objects, and an anti-tamper circuit that includes conductive networks and a control unit. Each conductive network includes: conductive modules, each of which is sandwiched between the first object and a corresponding second object; and conductive connection members which are coupled to the conductive modules in such away that at least the conductive modules and the conductive connection members cooperatively form a corresponding electrical path sequentially going through the second objects. The control unit detects damage of each electrical path, and initiates a predetermined action upon detecting the damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: MITAC COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ming-Hsiung Lin
  • Patent number: 10360418
    Abstract: An RFID reader apparatus designed to limit interference in a role of auditing individual RFID tagged or labeled items in areas of surrounding dense RIFD transponder populations. Such an RFID reader apparatus may include an RFID reader, a specialized antenna, and an enclosure, which may be constructed from ferrous material and which may be configured to hold the RFID reader and the specialized antenna in separate compartments. The enclosure may have one or more shelves, which may also be constructed from ferrous material. The RFID reader apparatus may also have a lid constructed from non-ferrous material. The RFID reader apparatus may be fitted to the bottom of an auditing workstation, for example with screws or other connectors, or may be placed within an auditing workstation specifically equipped to accommodate it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: AVERY DENNISON RETAIL INFORMATION SERVICES LLC
    Inventor: Mark W. Roth
  • Patent number: 10362441
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for communicating messages using a home automation system. An example computer-implemented method for communicating based on geo location information using an automation and security system includes determining a geo location of a person relative to a property being monitored by the automation and security system, and automatically delivering a message to the person based on the geo location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Lott, Brandon Bunker
  • Patent number: 10345864
    Abstract: An information handling system comprising a chassis containing a processor and a memory and having a mounting aperture to receive a first cable lock slot interface of a reconfigurable security slot interface insert operatively coupled internally to the chassis, and the reconfigurable security slot interface insert having the first cable lock slot interface and a second cable lock slot interface, wherein the first cable lock slot interface is compatible with a first cable lock type and the second cable lock slot interface is compatible with a second cable lock type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Ernesto Ramirez, Michael David
  • Patent number: 10339348
    Abstract: A reading device including an identification information reading device which reads the identification information, a holding device which holds an identification information application member, a moving device which moves the holding device relative to the identification information reading device, and a control device which controls operations of the identification information reading device, the holding device, and the moving device. The control device causes the holding device to move using the moving device such that at least a portion of the holding region in which the holding device holds the identification information application member is a reading region to move the identification information application member and is configured to perform a first reading process which carries out a reading process of the identification information using the identification information in a state in which holding of the identification information application member using the holding device is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji Nakai
  • Patent number: 10339078
    Abstract: A smart device and a method of operating the same are provided. The smart device includes a processor, and a sensor configured to detect movement of the smart device, generate an interrupt signal including information on a movement range corresponding to at least one movement type determined based on the detected movement, and output the interrupt signal to the processor and the processor is configured to control an action, corresponding to the interrupt signal received from the sensor, to be performed in response to the interrupt signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Renju Chirakarotu Nair, Prabhushetty Mulage, Raman Jaiswal, Rajib Basu, Seong-sig Kang
  • Patent number: 10331473
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a combined network and physical security appliance. The appliance may be wired to or communicate with automation systems, IoT devices, physical sensors, computing devices and servers on an internal or local network, and other computing devices on an external network. By combining network security and physical security into a single device, a combination security appliance may correlate physical sensor signals with packet inspection results, providing enhanced protection against network threats to physical security systems, and physical protection against network threats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Fortress Cyber Security, LLC
    Inventor: Dejan Nenov
  • Patent number: 10321824
    Abstract: A remote interface system according to some embodiments includes one or more patient monitoring devices having one or more sensors for patient monitoring, one or more first processors to receive information from the sensors and generate patient data based thereon, a web server, a first communication system, and a first screen to display a representation of at least a first portion of the patient data, and a remote interface device including a second communication system, a second screen, one or more second processors, an application executed by the one or more second processors and configured to detect a presence of the first communication system, establish a communication link between the first and second communication systems, establish a reliable connection channel (e.g. secure websocket connection) with the web server, receive the patient data via the connection, and display at least a second portion of the patient data on the second screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric W. Brown, Dan M. Mihai, Frederick J. Geheb
  • Patent number: 10327329
    Abstract: Tamper-respondent assemblies and methods of fabrication are provided which include an enclosure, an in-situ-formed tamper-detect sensor, and one or more flexible tamper-detect sensors. The enclosure encloses, at least in part, one or more electronic components to be protected, and the in-situ-formed tamper-detect sensor is formed in place over an inner surface of the enclosure. The flexible tamper-detect sensor(s) is disposed over the in-situ-formed tamper-detect sensor, such that the in-situ-formed tamper-detect sensor is between the inner surface of the enclosure and the flexible tamper-detect sensor(s). Together the in-situ-formed tamper-detect sensor and flexible tamper-detect sensor(s) facilitate defining, at least in part, a secure volume about the one or more electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: William L. Brodsky, James A. Busby, John R. Dangler, Silvio Dragone, Michael J. Fisher, David C. Long
  • Patent number: 10298072
    Abstract: A defibrillator for wireless transmission of power and status information, the defibrillator including a housing, a battery, and a processor and memory. The processor configured to periodically power up the defibrillator and execute self-tests to generate status information regarding the self-tests. The defibrillator further include an interface module embedded within the housing and configured to receive the status information regarding the self-tests. The defibrillator also includes a first transceiver configured to receive power from a second transceiver and send the status information to the second transceiver while the first transceiver is within range of the second transceiver. The defibrillator further including a capacitor configured to receive the power from the at least one first transceiver and provide power to the interface module without requiring power from the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy F Stever, Annemarie E Silver, Melissa M Dascoli
  • Patent number: 10292273
    Abstract: A flexible printed circuit board according to an embodiment of the present invention includes at least one insulating layer having flexibility and containing a synthetic resin as a main component; and at least one conducting layer including a circuit pattern, wherein the circuit pattern includes a continuous spiral pattern, and the flexible printed circuit board includes a curved portion that curves such that one side and another side of the spiral pattern are disposed close to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC PRINTED CIRCUITS, INC.
    Inventor: Masahiko Kouchi
  • Patent number: 10282949
    Abstract: A security system that includes a camera, a monitor, and a storage compartment for a defensive instrument installed in a room in a building. The storage compartment is associated with a camera that can record video and audio of occurrences or happenings in the room. The storage compartment includes at least two activation mechanisms: one that is activated for non-emergency situations, and another that is active for emergency situations. In both cases the camera is direct to record video and audio of the situation, but in the emergency situation, the camera also transmit the video and audio to other parts of the building to provide individuals located therein with real time information regarding the emergency situation. The second activation mechanism further provides access to a defensive instrument that is located in the storage compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Rustin B. Penland
  • Patent number: 10276939
    Abstract: A pit antenna assembly includes a node, the node including an antenna, the antenna configured to radiate radio waves; an inner tube defining a first inner tube end and a second inner tube end, the first inner tube end disposed opposite from the second inner tube end, the inner tube defining an inner tube bore extending through the inner tube from the first inner tube end to the second inner tube end, the antenna received within the inner tube bore through the first inner tube end, the inner tube configured to electromagnetically couple energy from the antenna; and a top disc, the top disc connected to the second inner tube end of the inner tube, the top disc configured to radiate the energy from the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Mueller International, LLC
    Inventors: Spencer L. Webb, Ronald Todd Bushey, David Edwin Splitz
  • Patent number: 10255737
    Abstract: A system for facilitating package delivery or pickup at premises of senders or recipients has a package door that is used for receipt and collection of packages. The package door includes an input device for entering package information and an image capture device for visually recording the arrival of a courier. Based on the package information entered via the input device, the system determines whether the package information matches a predetermined value, such as a package tracking number. The system may automatically unlock the package door if the package information matches such predetermined value. In other embodiments, a user may remotely monitor the package information and/or information from the image capture device to determine whether to provide inputs for unlocking the package door. The system logs the package information received from the input device and the image capture device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: David L. Eichenblatt
  • Patent number: 10244874
    Abstract: An anti-theft display hanger comprising a foldover which when engaged allows for the display of fashion jewelry, traditionally necklaces, pendants and necklaces, to be more secure, harder to steal, and permanently held in a desired position until disengaged while still presently enclosed merchandise in the most aesthetically, desirable manner for the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Contempo Card Company
    Inventors: Michael Markarian, Ed Benjamin
  • Patent number: 10246054
    Abstract: The present disclosure is based on a device and on a method for enabling access to a passenger compartment of a motor vehicle, wherein the motor vehicle has at least one sensor which senses the surroundings and and/or the passenger compartment of the motor vehicle. The core of the present disclosure is that the enabling of access which occurs in response to an enabling request originating from outside the motor vehicle takes place at least as a function of the sensing by the sensor. The disclosure advantageously provides secure access to the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Rous, Volker Hofsaess
  • Patent number: 10237741
    Abstract: The proliferation of networked, wireless-enabled devices is challenged by the reliance upon password management and user knowledge of privacy and security techniques to maintain control over data that is personal, proprietary or restricted. This disclosure enables a geo-proximity security and privacy system for assuring control and non-repudiation for wireless-enabled devices by relying upon location and trusted network relationships among a set of wireless-enabled devices, where one or more devices may act as a control or master key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: BRUCE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Lillie Bruce Coney
  • Patent number: 10217076
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for automatically caching and sending electronic signatures is provided. The method includes storing, by a mobile device, a digital signature, wherein the digital signature is associated with information relating to an expected delivery at an expected location, and wherein the mobile device is located within a proximity of the expected location. The method further includes detecting, by the mobile device, that a delivery service has arrived at the expected location with a package. The method further includes, in response to determining, by the mobile device, that the package corresponds to the expected delivery, authorizing, by the mobile device, the package to be left at the expected location by transmitting the digital signature to a delivery device associated with the delivery service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joel Duquene, Morris S. Johnson, Jr., Shelton M. Jones, II, Adrienne Y. Miller
  • Patent number: 10209354
    Abstract: A semantic sensing system includes a semantic engine coupled to one or more sensing entities, and a memory having a plurality of semantics and semantic inference rules. A semantic engine is configured to interpret the plurality of rules to determine a composite semantic by inferring a first semantic, determining a second sematic based on an external input, and infer a composite sematic based on the first and second semantics and a semantic inference rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Lucomm Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Lucian Cristache
  • Patent number: 10203744
    Abstract: The present application discloses a display apparatus including a display panel; a backlight module; a motion sensor for detecting a motion parameter of the display apparatus and generating a motion parameter signal representing the motion parameter; at least one signal processor for comparing the motion parameter with a threshold value, and generating a power off signal if the motion parameter is greater than the threshold value; and a controller for controlling a state of the backlight module; the controller is configured to control the backlight module in a power off state upon receiving the power off signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Quanhua He, Hao Zhang, Lingyun Shi, Guangquan Wang, Zhen Chen, Jian Bo
  • Patent number: 10204313
    Abstract: A method and system for automating the management of an inventory of consumer items at a consumer location uses a programmed device that accepts input data and executes control logic for automating inventory management. At least one shopping list is received, a shopping list trend is established, and a smart list is generated with the control logic, in accordance with the shopping list trend, such that the smart list predictive of a next shopping list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: J. Clarke Stevens, Carol L. Stimmel
  • Patent number: 10169689
    Abstract: In a wireless IC device, a columnar body includes a metal body with an insulating film. A loop-shaped antenna conductor is provided on an upper surface of the columnar body via an insulating pedestal. The loop surface of the antenna conductor is parallel or substantially parallel to the upper surface of the columnar body. On the lower surface of a RFIC element, two terminal electrodes are provided. The RFIC element is mounted on the antenna conductor such that the two terminal electrodes are connected to both ends of the antenna conductor, respectively. One end of the connecting conductor is connected to the vicinity of one end of the antenna conductor, and the other end of the connecting conductor is connected to the upper surface of the columnar body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kunihiro Komaki