Detectable Device On Protected Article (e.g., "tag") Patents (Class 340/572.1)
  • Patent number: 10692042
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for managing a physical inventory. Image data from a number of cameras is processed to recognize inventory items from identifying indicia and determine their respective locations to build a three-dimensional model of the inventory item distribution. Comparison with a database model of the inventory item distribution may indicate discrepancies, such as misplaced items. A picking agent may be dispatched to pick a target item by following a particular path, which may be designated in an overlay on a portable heads-up display. The picking agent may also perform a corrective inventory management action on a non-target item while picking the target item. The corrective inventory management action may include repositioning an item, reorienting the item for better visibility of its identifying indicia, replacing the item's identifying indicia, determining if the item is of expected weight, and gathering new image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Gabbai
  • Patent number: 10692312
    Abstract: A user obtains authentication credentials using a portable device, such as a smart phone. While standing on a smart floor in a facility, the portable device transmits the authentication credentials to the smart floor. The body of the user electromagnetically couples to electrodes in a touch sensor of the portable device and one or more antennas of the smart floor, acting as a signal path for signals between the mobile device and the smart floor. For example, one or more of the voltage applied to the electrodes, timing of when voltage is applied, and so forth, may be used to produce a particular electromagnetic signal that conveys the authentication credentials. The authenticated user may now be tracked in the facility using the smart floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Somasundaram Niranjayan, Nikolai Orlov
  • Patent number: 10685326
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automated monitoring of inventory are disclosed. In accordance with some embodiments of the disclosure, automated monitoring is achieved through the use of active tags, such as RFID tags, that are coupled to inventory and tracked by communication nodes. The tags are designed to consume a low amount of power while ensuring robust wireless communication. Indeed, the tags are capable of communicating with remote nodes even when the tags are buried in stacks of inventory items, and the system is scalable to handle a large number of tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Christie Lites Enterprises USA, LLC
    Inventors: David Ewing, Eric Ibarra, Todd Beales, James Hannah, David Lloyd
  • Patent number: 10685519
    Abstract: A wireless access device deployed at a traffic station performs short-range wireless communication with a mobile device associated with a target user and entering a signal coverage area of the traffic station. An association between identity information of the target user and the traffic station is detected. An image capture device deployed at the traffic station obtains a facial image of the target user and matches the facial image against facial image samples in a dynamic facial sample library. A gate associated with the traffic station is controlled based on a result of a matching operation performed with the facial image and the facial image samples in the dynamic facial sample library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Wenhai Xu
  • Patent number: 10685510
    Abstract: A response vehicle includes a vehicle subsystem, a sensor configured to monitor the vehicle subsystem and provide a sensor signal corresponding thereto, a detector configured to receive an identification signal from a piece of equipment, a display, and a vehicle management system. The vehicle management system is configured to receive the sensor signal from the sensor, generate a vehicle subsystem display dataset based on the received sensor signal, transmit the vehicle subsystem display dataset to the display to present the user with a graphical representation of the sensor signal, receive the identification signal from the detector, generate an inventory display dataset based at least in part on the received identification signal, and transmit the inventory display dataset to the display to present the user with an equipment inventory interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Oshkosh Corporation
    Inventors: Eric R. Linsmeier, Chad T. Dolphin
  • Patent number: 10685193
    Abstract: Systems and methods of identifying wearable tags or other items within a facility. The location of the identifiable item can be calculated by the system and used to improve the efficiency of the facility or to dispatch emergency help or maintenance to the location of the badge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventors: Shahpour Ashaari, David C. Lin, Seth S. Vasa, Scott R. Bombaugh, Mario Andre Salisbury, Thomas Jay Graham, Erich Joseph Petre
  • Patent number: 10685325
    Abstract: A system for tracking returned items may include a return recognition device, a storage compartment, and a set of tags. The tags may be coupled with items to be returned. When the items are placed within the storage compartment, the return recognition device may read the tag to collect information about the returned item. The system may send a signal with a timestamp indicating that the item has been successfully returned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: AMERICAN TRAFFIC SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jason A. Rivera, Jason A. Fox
  • Patent number: 10681586
    Abstract: A system for transmission of incident information includes maintaining a table of RSSI values for a plurality of stations. When an incident is detected, the system first sends a broadcast packet with incident information, and next sends a unicast packet to any station below a particular RSSI threshold until the unicast packet is acknowledged or a retransmission interval passes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Silicon Laboratories Inc.
    Inventor: Govardhan Mattela
  • Patent number: 10679108
    Abstract: A transponder with a disrupting signal source to shut down the transponder. The transponder may use an RFID chip. The disrupting signal source can be an electrical signal source electrically coupled to the RFID chip, for example capacitively coupled. The disruptive signal source can also be a radiation source, for example an infrared source. The disrupting signal source can be connected to a receiver to allow the transponder to be shut down remotely. Multiple transponders as described can be combined to form a multi-transponder device in which transponders can be shut down selectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Intelligent Imaging Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Roesner, Brian Heath
  • Patent number: 10679112
    Abstract: Various methods and apparatus embodiments involving RFID are disclosed. One method embodiment, among others, includes receiving an excitation signal at a rotary switch associated with a plurality of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and a radio frequency (RF) masking material, and orienting the RF masking material with respect to all RFID tags such that a RFID tag is rendered detectable by a nearby RFID reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: STANLEY INDUSTRIAL AND AUTOMOTIVE, LLC.
    Inventor: Clifford S. Barney
  • Patent number: 10673141
    Abstract: Disclosed is an antenna assembly including a substrate, and a wireless charge antenna pattern on the substrate. The wireless charge antenna pattern has a sectional surface including a plurality of inner angles in which two inner angles are different from each other. The antenna assembly includes a wireless communication antenna pattern formed on the substrate and provided at an outside of the wireless charge antenna pattern. The wireless communication antenna pattern has a plurality of inner angles at a sectional surface thereof, and a plurality of angle values of the inner angles provided at the sectional surface of the wireless communication antenna pattern correspond to a plurality of angle values of the inner angles provided at the sectional surface of the wireless charge antenna pattern, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jeong Wook An, Jung Oh Lee, Yang Hyun Kim, Ki Min Lee, Hye Min Lee, Sung Hyun Leem, Ki Chul Chang
  • Patent number: 10672043
    Abstract: In a method of confidentially outputting a delivery waybill, a seller receives an order information including a customer's personal information and transmits the order information to a product provider after removing the personal information. The product provider generates a delivery information and transmits it with a delivery waybill print request to a confidential delivery waybill server. The confidential delivery waybill server generates a combined delivery waybill information by combining the delivery information and logistics information and transmits it with the delivery waybill print request to the confidential delivery waybill agent of the seller. The confidential delivery waybill agent generates a delivery waybill by combining the combined delivery waybill information and the personal information of the customer and transmits the delivery waybill to a printer of the product provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: K CLOUD CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Nam-sub Jo
  • Patent number: 10670796
    Abstract: Disclosed is an organic-inorganic hybrid composition. The organic-inorganic hybrid composition includes a curable resin and inorganic particles dispersed in the curable resin. The inorganic particle has a core-shell structure composed of a core containing titanium and barium, and a shell containing at least one selected from zirconium, aluminum and chromium. According to this organic-inorganic hybrid composition, a liquid-phase refractive index of the composition can be improved, and as a result, luminance and light transmittance can be improved in an optical member using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: LMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joon Hwan Hwang, Yong Jin Kang
  • Patent number: 10674318
    Abstract: Systems and methods for location tracking and monitoring within a secured area are provided. Such systems and methods can include capturing real-time surveillance data with a plurality of surveillance devices deployed in the secured area and transmitting the real-time surveillance data to a local control unit proximate to the secured area. Contemporaneously, a dual mode location tracker can generate first and second location data indicative of a location of the dual mode location tracker within the secured area over a period of time using respective first and second tracking modes and transmit the first location data and the second location data to the local control unit. In some embodiments, the local control unit can forward the real-time surveillance data, the first location data, and the second location data to a remote server for storage, analysis, and processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: EXPONENTIAL INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY & GAMING COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: Alvernest Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10663218
    Abstract: A device for dispensing items includes a cabinet, and a drawer within the cabinet. The drawer includes one or more compartments for storing items and a refrigeration system within the drawer. The refrigeration system is configured to maintain the one or more compartments in the drawer at a temperature below the temperature of the environment surrounding the cabinet. The drawer further includes thermal insulation at sides of the drawer and thermal insulation beneath the one or more compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Omnicell, Inc.
    Inventor: Sunil Belligundu
  • Patent number: 10664672
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for detecting information of assets stored in communication tags and communicating assets information over a communication network. The system includes a bi-directional communication reader, a server, a GPS unit, a camera, a communication module, a relay switch, and a battery. The server stores asset information using a software application. The software application includes a front end application module for configuration, an event module, a back end application module, a communication module, a GPS communication module, a relay communication module, a motion detector communication module and a camera communication module. Further, an unlimited number of modules can be added for example extended storage, LCD, and flash. The event module reads the asset information from the database and alerts the user of an event. The communication module receives processed assets information from the communication tags via the bi-directional communication reader from the specific antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Danny Akaoui
  • Patent number: 10658736
    Abstract: An antenna. The antenna includes a plurality of loop antennas sharing a common gap. The antenna also includes a nonlinear mixing component connected to the gap and configured to collect energy from at least one of the plurality of loop antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Ted Ronald Dabrowski, Larry Leon Savage, Robert Alan Smith
  • Patent number: 10650202
    Abstract: An authentication method includes RFID tags authenticating RFID readers. A tag sends a tag identifier and a reader challenge to a reader in response to one or more commands from the reader. The reader then either derives a response to the reader challenge itself or has a verification authority derive the response. The response may be derived from parameter(s) in the reader challenge, and may be derived using a cryptographic key. The reader then sends the response to the tag along with one or more commands. The tag verifies the response before executing action(s) associated with the command(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Impinj, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Robshaw, Christopher J. Diorio
  • Patent number: 10648816
    Abstract: An integration navigation device and method in which wireless signal strength data collecting and processing module obtains first position information of a target to be detected; a MEMS sensor data collecting and processing module obtains, according to state change information of the target to be detected, second position information of the target to be detected; a data integration module integrates the first position information and the second position information and feeds back the integrated result to the wireless signal strength data collecting and processing module and the MEMS sensor data collecting and processing module to perform data processing of the next moment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SOUTHEAST UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yuan Zhuang, Jun Yang, Longning Qi
  • Patent number: 10652233
    Abstract: A smart tag and methods of interacting with and authenticating interactions with the same are provided. The smart tag is enabled to generate a Tag Authentication Cryptogram (TAC) and include the TAC in response to a read request. Accordingly, each response generated by the smart tag will include a different TAC. It follows that interactions between the smart tag and a reading device can be authenticated as unique interactions if the TAC is validated as a unique and correct TAC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventors: Philip Hoyer, Julian Eric Lovelock, Mark Robinton
  • Patent number: 10650669
    Abstract: A system and method used for monitoring conditions in a space through characterizing detected occupants with properties in accordance with time, location and tracked traversal path. The intruder as a detected occupant is distinguished from the tenant, property management staff, and visitor. The system triggers an alert indicative of a condition by sending signals and messages to selected devices or systems as receiving nodes. A condition, such as collected sensor data incompliant to a threshold, is detected and an alert is triggered. A user carried mobile device such as the cellular phone, elevator control system operative in a building are possible receiving nodes of a triggered alert for a detected condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Mark Kit Jiun Chan
  • Patent number: 10652711
    Abstract: An alert system having a first wireless tag; and a control device capable of being in communication with the first wireless tag, wherein when the control device receives a signal from the wireless tag it is an indication of no event, and when the control device does not receive a signal from the wireless tag it is an indication of an even, thus the control device sends a notification to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Kerry Caperell
  • Patent number: 10643447
    Abstract: A method of avoiding harmful chemical emission concentration levels, the method comprising implementing a cognitive suite of workplace hygiene and injury predictors (WHIP) that has learned to identify chemical emission sources and indicators of harmful chemical emission concentration levels, detecting an indicator, and implementing a corrective action by at least one of altering the operation of a chemical emissions source, modifying a time of a scheduled task, or changing prescribed personal protective equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adam H. E. Eberbach, James R. Kozloski, Timothy M. Lynar, John M. Wagner
  • Patent number: 10645526
    Abstract: A last known location of a tracking device can be determined by using location information received at a tracking system. A disconnection event is received at the tracking system indicating that a tracking device has disconnected from a mobile device. In response, the tracking system can generate a last known location for the tracking device. Other relevant location updates, such as recent locations of the mobile device or locations of other mobile devices that connect to the tracking device are collected and associated with the disconnection event. Based on the location updates, a last known location of the tracking device can be computed and stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Pierre-Marie Lévêque, Wayne Patterson, Arunkumar Puppala
  • Patent number: 10635962
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an apparatus for managing baggage and a method for managing baggage with which improved usability can be obtained. In order to solve the problem, an apparatus for managing baggage is provided with: a reader unit which reads tag information of a wireless tag attached to a baggage; a storage unit in which the tag information read by the reader unit is stored; and a control unit which makes a determination of a forgotten baggage by comparing the tag information stored in the storage unit with tag information newly read by the reader unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: MAXWELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Motoyuki Suzuki, Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Yasunobu Hashimoto, Shigetaka Kimura, Shinji Shibuya
  • Patent number: 10635866
    Abstract: A device (1) comprising an electrically small antenna (2), characterized in that it comprises a processing module (3) comprising a measuring element (4) connected to the antenna (2) for measuring at least one parameter of the antenna (2), said processing module (3) being configured for using said at least one measured parameter for obtaining at least one piece of information relating to an object (5) placed in a near field of the antenna (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventor: Christophe Delaveaud
  • Patent number: 10635960
    Abstract: A transponder-based module is placed on a mobile object so as to transmit information in proximity to a reading device. The transponder-based module includes at least one energy source for supplying the transponder-based module, at least one sensor for performing measurements of a physical parameter, and a microcontroller linked to the measurement sensor for processing the measurements of the sensor. The module further includes a memory unit for storing the measurement data of the measurements performed by the sensor, a receiver of an interrogation signal from a reading device in proximity, and a transmitter for transmitting measurement data stored at ultra-high frequency and at very high bitrate subsequent to the reception of an interrogation signal from the reading device in proximity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Research and Development Ltd
    Inventors: Arnaud Casagrande, Jean Gorisse, Jean-Luc Arend
  • Patent number: 10628645
    Abstract: A control and processing system for use with an interrogator and an interrogation system employing the same. In one embodiment, the control and processing system includes a correlation subsystem having a correlator that correlates a reference code with a reply code from a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag and provides a correlation signal therefrom. The control and processing system also includes a decision subsystem that verifies a presence of the RFID tag as a function of the correlation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Medical IP Holdings, LP
    Inventors: John P. Volpi, Logan Scott, Eric McMurry
  • Patent number: 10618735
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure include a computer implemented system including at least one processor and memory storing instructions. In one embodiment, a system receives a batch identifier, determines a number of containers, sends the number of containers to a user device, and receives a first container identifier from a user device. The system retrieves a location identifier of a first item, sends the location identifier to the user device, and receives a physical location identifier from the user device. The system sends to the user device the first item when the physical location identifier matches the location identifier. The system receives a physical item identifier of the first item and sends a destination to the user device to bring the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: COUPANG CORP.
    Inventors: Jeong Seok Oh, Ji Eun Kim, Chang Geun Jin, Sang Ho Yim, Woong Kim
  • Patent number: 10621842
    Abstract: Approaches for generating an alert in an absence of a radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag in proximity to a mobile device are provided herein. RFID tags are detected in proximity to the first mobile device, which has a RFID receiver. The alert is generated in response to alert conditions, including a determination that a RFID tag identifier stored in a first profile list is not among detected RFID tags and that an RFID tag stored in the first profile list is not in proximity to a second device. The alert is transmitted to the second mobile device, wherein the alert adds, responsive to the stored RFID tag not being among the detected RFID tags at the first device, the stored RFID tag to a second profile list associated with the second mobile device for storing RFID tag identifiers, wherein the second profile list is separate from the first profile list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Chiara Conti, Emilio De Angelis, Claudio Marinelli, Stefania Oliverio, Roberto Pecoraro
  • Patent number: 10618734
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a fulfillment system, sorting methods and sorting apparatuses applied to the fulfillment system. A preferred embodiment of the method comprises: sending by a control server, target transportation indication information corresponding to a target order to a target vehicle, wherein the target transportation indication information includes the target order and a target storage compartment identifier, the target, storage compartment identifier being configured for indicating a target storage compartment in a target storage receptacle connected with the target vehicle; and then collecting, by the target vehicle, an item/items corresponding to the target order to the target storage compartment in response to receiving the target transportation indication information, thereby collecting the item(s) corresponding to each order to a specific storage compartment, which need not an additional sorting step, thereby reducing fulfillment costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: Beijing Jingdong Shangke Information Technology Co., Ltd., JD.COM American Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Hui Cheng
  • Patent number: 10623970
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag includes an antenna structure, a tank circuit, and a processing module that includes a tuning circuit. The processing module requires a processing module power level to operate according to a protocol. The tuning circuit requires a tuning circuit power level to adjust input impedance. The processing module power level is greater than the tuning circuit level. The processing module measures a first power level from a received RF signal. When the first power level is greater than the tuning circuit power level but less than the processing module power level, the processing module adjusts the input impedance to increase efficiency of power measurement and measures a second power level from the received RF signal. When and the second power level is greater than the processing module power level, the processing module uses the second power level to operate according to the protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: RFMicron, Inc.
    Inventor: Shahriar Rokhsaz
  • Patent number: 10614699
    Abstract: A hygiene compliance module is configured to be retrofit with a compatible dispenser to enable hygiene compliance monitoring functions. The hygiene compliance module is configured to be coupled to the dispenser via a communication interface to receive power, ground, and dispenser actuation signals therefrom. In addition, the hygiene compliance module is enabled to communicate with a wireless data tag that is worn by a user of the dispenser and with a remote hygiene compliance monitoring station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jackson W. Wegelin, Matthew J. Archer
  • Patent number: 10602784
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an inflatable lining (20) comprising a control unit (26), at least one inflatable bag (22) and at least one gas source (24). According to the invention, the inflatable lining (20) further comprises automatic enabling means (28) suitable for switching the control unit (26) from a first operative mode to a second operative mode and viceversa. In the first operative mode the control unit (26) is set so as to ignore any identified danger situation, while in the second operative mode the control unit (26) is set for activating the gas source (24) when a danger situation is identified. The automatic enabling means (28) comprise receiving means suitable for acquiring data from at least one external data source and for maintaining the control unit (26) in the first operative mode in case no data can be acquired from the external source or the acquired data identifies an external source incompatible with the lining mounted inflatable protector (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: ALPINESTARS RESEARCH SRL
    Inventors: Giovanni Mazzarolo, Colin Ballantyne
  • Patent number: 10607238
    Abstract: According to at least one exemplary embodiment, methods, systems and apparatuses for communication may be shown and described. These can include the use of near field communications (NFC), for example a NFC RFID tag, label or inlay that is able to communicate with a NFC-enabled device, for example a mobile or smart phone or other portable device having a scanner or reader. Further, any number of NFC RFID tags may be associated with any desired products or services, allowing NFC-enabled devices to read or scan the NFC RFID tags and access data or information provided by the NFC RFID tags, which may be associated with products or services to which the NFC RFID tags are coupled to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Patrick Sobalvarro, Michael Redd, Michaelyn Molly McCarthy, Micah Waldman, Rafael Maya
  • Patent number: 10601104
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a symmetrical RFID antenna and method of formation. In one embodiment, the radio frequency identification antenna comprises a loop element having sides. A first and second conductive elements are in electrical communication with and extend opposite from a middle portion of a side. A third and fourth conductive elements are in electrical communication with and oppositely extend from a second side. A fifth conductive element extends from a vertex of the second conductive element to a vertex of the forth conductive element. The second and/or forth conductive elements comprise a quadrilateral portion. The second and/or forth conductive elements comprise a width that is at least about the length of a side included in the plurality of sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Vorbeck Materials Corp.
    Inventors: Sriram Manivannan, Mathew A Hudspeth, Jeremy D Smith, Larry Hurzon
  • Patent number: 10591578
    Abstract: An example for processing location information received from a radio frequency (RF) location tag includes determining a first location of a first RF location tag associated with an asset; determining at least one second location of at least one second RF location tag associated with the asset; determining, using a processor, that the first location is not a valid location based at least in part on a comparison of the first location with the at least one second location using a spatial association model associated with the asset; and identifying the first location as erroneous in response to determining that the first location is not a valid location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: James J. O'Hagan, Rodrigo G. Alonso, Michael A. Wohl
  • Patent number: 10592857
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided including a processor, an input device coupled to the processor, a memory coupled to the processor; and a module saved in the memory. The module configures the processor to, during a procedure phase of a medical procedure, identify pieces of equipment to be used in the medical procedure using input from the input device; track the pieces of equipment being used in the medical procedure using input from the input device; and account for each of the pieces of equipment at completion of the medical procedure using input from the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL (BARBADOS) INC.
    Inventors: Cameron Piron, Joshua Richmond
  • Patent number: 10588728
    Abstract: An intraoral device holder is provided. In some embodiments, the intraoral device holder may comprise a cavity and an occupancy configured to detect an intraoral device at least partially located within the cavity, and may further be configured to detect the absence of at least a portion of the intraoral device from the cavity. The intraoral device holder may further comprise a communication array that may be configured to transmit data corresponding to the intraoral device. In some embodiments, the occupancy sensor may be located at least partially above the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: NCASE INC
    Inventor: Wesley P. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10585964
    Abstract: A container having a compactor and bin for waste is disclosed permitting on-premises and remote monitoring of the system and collection is disclosed. The system can also detect non-complaint materials placed therein and act thereon. Methods are further disclosed for inventorying identification tags for tracking packages, merchandise and tags disposed of.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Advanced Custom Engineered Systems & Equipment Co.
    Inventor: Christopher M. Flood
  • Patent number: 10585682
    Abstract: A system provides cloud-based identity and access management. The system provides a user interface (“UI”) to a tenant of an identity-management service. The system enables diagnostics functionality for the tenant based on a user input received via the UI, where the diagnostics functionality allows for a user in the tenant to configure and receive diagnostics reports related to the identity-management service. The system then receives a request for the identity-management service, accesses a microservice based on the request, performs the identity-management service by the microservice, collects and records diagnostics information during the performing of the identity-management service, and displays the diagnostics information to the user via the UI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Vikrant Jain, Ashish Gupta, Gary P. Cole, Vadim Lander
  • Patent number: 10577179
    Abstract: In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful for product storage location identification. Reconfigurable lights can be mounted to product storage locations and one or more of the lights can be illuminated to identify a particular storage location, such as for placement or pick up of a product. The system described herein can utilize radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips or tags to identify products and storage locations. So configured, the system can identify which storage location a particular product is in or can identify where a particular product should be placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Lee, Joseph Blackner, Santos Cerda, Jr., Todd D. Mattingly
  • Patent number: 10575732
    Abstract: An example system includes a patch defining a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. The first surface is removably attachable to skin of a subject. The patch includes a conductor associated with the first surface, a first sensor configured to determine a temperature of the conductor, and a second sensor configured to determine an additional temperature. The first sensor is separated from the second sensor by material having a known thermal resistance. The patch also includes a transmitter operably connected to the first and second sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Wood, Raymond A. Lia, Jon R. Salvati, Steven D. Baker
  • Patent number: 10580052
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling shelf display units and for graphically presenting information on shelf display units are disclosed. A system includes one or more display units configured to be coupled to shelves of a modular shelving system, one or more processors communicatively coupled to the one or more display units, one or more memory components communicatively coupled to the one or more processors, and machine readable instructions stored in the one or more memory components. When executed by the one or more processors, the machine readable instructions cause the system to determine a product identifier corresponding to a product, identify one or more display units to update in response to determining the product identifier corresponding to the product, and update a graphical output of the one or more display units identified to be updated in response to identifying the one or more display units to update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: SUNRISE R&D HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Brett Bracewell Bonner, Titus Arthur Jones, Richard Alexander Grosse, III, Michael John Zettler, Christopher Todd Hjelm
  • Patent number: 10580274
    Abstract: A method for generating an alert on a mobile device in an absence of a radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag in proximity to the mobile device is provided herein. The method comprises defining an event. A profile list for storing RFID tag identifiers is related to the event. The method also comprises sharing the event data together with the profile list using a social media network, storing all received RFID tag identifiers at a time within the duration of the event after an event start time in the profile list if the profile list was empty before the event start time, and generating the alert under alert conditions. The alert conditions comprise a determination that the profile list was not empty before the event start time, and that one RFID tag identifier stored in the profile list is not among the received RFID tag identifiers during the event duration after the event time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Chiara Conti, Emilio De Angelis, Claudio Marinelli, Stefania Oliverio, Roberto Pecoraro
  • Patent number: 10580276
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatically tracking tools and managing tool inventory. Tools may be assigned to a work group or crew. Tools are tracked and monitored to determine whether the tools are with their assigned group, relocated to a different group, missing, or left behind at a job site. For relocated tools, the tool tracking system may identify and output the time and the group to which the tool has been relocated. For tools that are missing, the system may compute and output the group or crew, time, and location in the form of a street address, latitude, longitude, and/or map where the missing tool was last seen. The system may also send out real-time notifications (e.g., SMS text messages, emails, phone calls) to designated personnel so that an appropriate action can be taken. The tool tracking system also acts as an inventory management system for tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Recon Dynamics, LLC
    Inventors: Indrasis Mondal, K. Deric Eldredge, Marty J. Feuerstein, Adrian M. Yip, Salil P. Banerjee, Toby J. Champion, Gary W. Amundson
  • Patent number: 10578730
    Abstract: A positioning determination method using an improved RFID location tag is described the tag including an RFID controller; memory; a power management module; and an accelerometer. The position determination method including the steps of periodically polling the RFID tags for information; receiving information from a plurality of reference RFID tags at a known location; receiving information from the non reference RFID tags, the information including the tag id and sensor data; calculating for each non reference and referenced RFID tag a received signal strength indication; and calculating an initial position for each non reference RFID tag based on the received signal strength indications and the positions of the reference RFID tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: New BIS Safe Luxco S.à r.l
    Inventors: Andrew John Cardno, Babu Arunachalam, Matthew John Paul Simmonds, Paul Allan Cardno, Paul Valer'evich Sheliastovich, Guillermo Quiros Manser
  • Patent number: 10572793
    Abstract: Approaches herein provide protection for an identification chip of a contactless device using a transmission blocking element. In some approaches, a contactless card may include a body having first and second main sides. An identification chip may be coupled to the first main side, and the transmission blocking element may be slidably coupled to the body. The identification chip is covered by the transmission blocking element in a first position, and uncovered by the transmission blocking element when the transmission blocking element is in a second position. The transmission blocking element may include a first section extending along the first main side of the body, and a second section extending parallel to the first section. The transmission blocking element may further include a tab coupling together the first and second sections, wherein the tab is positioned within an internal slot embedded within the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Abdelkader M'Hamed Benkreira, Michael Mossoba, Joshua Edwards
  • Patent number: 10573165
    Abstract: A monitoring and response system is provided for monitoring and responding to environmental conditions at one or more sites. The monitoring system includes a plurality of base units, each base unit including at least a processor and a plurality of sensors configured to monitor environmental conditions at the site(s). A central controller is in communication with the base processors at the plurality of base units and is configured to receive and process sensor information from the base units. Base units are configured to be modular and contain customizable, swappable combinations of sensors, sensor arrays, and/or other connected peripherals, and are further configured to be mountable and/or attachable to a wide variety of surfaces and objects disposed around a site such as a construction site. The system further comprises a backend, analytic system for making predictions, taking action, and generating reports responsive to the information received from the base units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: PILLAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Messersmith Schwarzkopf, Matthew Jean-Marie Joseph Joyal, Sean Peter Iacobone
  • Patent number: 10567478
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for communicating data representative of information associated with a radio frequency peripheral to a mobile terminal, comprising the following steps: —the mobile terminal acquires a radio frequency peripheral identifier, —the mobile terminal emits a primary request comprising first characteristic information derived from said radio frequency peripheral identifier to a primary server, —the mobile terminal receives sign information associated with said first characteristic information from the primary server in response to the primary request, —the mobile terminal emits a secondary request comprising second characteristic information derived from said radio frequency peripheral identifier to a secondary server, —the mobile terminal receives data representative of information associated with said radio frequency peripheral from the secondary server in response to the secondary request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SES-imagotag, Incorporated
    Inventors: François Robin, Philippe Bottine