Specified Device Housing Or Attachment Means Patents (Class 340/572.8)
  • Patent number: 11405963
    Abstract: An electronic device provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaehyeok Lee, Taikuin Mun, Wonjung Lee, Jaehoon Lee
  • Patent number: 11361210
    Abstract: A bale identification assembly for use with an agricultural baler (18) includes a first supply roll mounted on the baler providing a binding material (52) used by the knotter system to bind the formed bale, the binding material (52) on the first supply roll comprising identification tags (62) at spaced intervals along the binding material. The bale identification assembly includes a second supply roll mounted on the baler (18) providing a binding material without identification tags, wherein the knotter system combines the binding material with identification tags (62) from the first supply roll with the binding material without identification tags from the second supply roll to bind the formed bale. The bale identification assembly includes a read module with one or more antennas configured to transmit interrogator signals and also receive authentication replies from the identification tags (62).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: AGCO Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin J. Hamilton, Emmanuel Regis Magisson, Daniel Soldan, Grant Lewis Good, Robert L. Figger, Shane A. Bollinger
  • Patent number: 11354556
    Abstract: A carrier tape has at least two conductive rails affixed at opposite edges of the carrier tape. The purpose of the conductive rails is to provide power to smart labels mounted to the carrier tape for charging the batteries of each of the smart labels or transferring data to or from the smart labels. Holes are pierced into the conductive rails and the carrier tape to make a jagged edge at the backside of each hole in the carrier tape. The jagged edge of each of the holes of the conductive rail and the carrier tape on one layer connects with the conductive rail of the layer immediately adjacent. The smart labels are mounted to the carrier tape with an adhesive. A transport package holds a carrier tape which retains the smart labels and the conductive rails and is configured to transfer charging current or data to the smart labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Dialog Semiconductor B.V.
    Inventor: Michael Joehren
  • Patent number: 11336184
    Abstract: An LLC resonant converter in which a capacitor (Cr), an inductance (Lr), and a power line between the capacitor (Cr) and the inductance (Lr), which constitute a series resonance unit, are resin-encapsulated by a resin. Because the series resonance unit that is a high voltage portion is resin-encapsulated collectively, it is possible to shorten an insulation distance even in the case of higher voltages and frequencies, and to prevent an increase in size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Shinya Kimura, Toshihiko Bessho, Satoshi Kominami
  • Patent number: 11327450
    Abstract: An example apparatus includes a first sensor tag to retrieve operational data, via a modem and a data bus, from a process control field device, wherein the first sensor tag includes a memory to store the operational data; a first antenna arranged to communicate with the first sensor tag when the first sensor tag receives operational data, the first antenna to communicate with the first sensor tag via a first frequency band; and a first identification device to retrieve the operational data from the first sensor tag, via the first antenna and the first frequency band, while the process control field device is unpowered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Fisher Controls International LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Junk, Annette Lynn Latwesen
  • Patent number: 11321664
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of logistics, and discloses a logistics apparatus and a method for identifying empty/full state of the logistics apparatus, which efficiently and accurately realizes automatic recognition of empty and full state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Bo Li, Qingxin Liao, Yiwen Cao
  • Patent number: 11311349
    Abstract: An operating room display system includes a display device, a sensor coupled to the display device and configured to detect a presence of a medical device disposed within the operating room, a communications interface communicatively coupled to the display device and the sensor, and a memory communicably coupled to the communications interface, wherein the memory comprises a device information module. The display device is configured to show a display providing information from the device information module to a user in the operating room regarding the medical device detected by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Spinal Generations, LLC
    Inventor: Patrick J. Sweeney
  • Patent number: 11315401
    Abstract: A security apparatus comprises a body comprising a first guide and a second guide extending along a guide axis and positioned at opposing side of the body, a first holder moveably coupled to the first guide, and a second holder moveably coupled to the second guide. The security apparatus further comprises an actuator, and at least one driver operatively coupled to the actuator and positioned along the guide axis. The driver is connected to the first holder and the second holder. A controller is in communication with the actuator and comprises a controller input, wherein in response to an authorized input, the actuator is configured to drive the driver to move the first holder along the first guide and to move the second holder along the second guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Scorpion Security Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Franklyn W. Gulick, Jr., Gary R. Page, Patrick McEwen, Andrew Bartoszewski
  • Patent number: 11288565
    Abstract: A Non-transferable Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) assembly for attachment to an article comprises a RFID module; and a antenna module coupled with the RFID module, the antenna module comprising a conductive layer, a substrate, and an adhesive modification layer between the conductive layer and the substrate, the adhesive modification layer configured such that when the assembly is attached to the article and attempt to remove the assembly will cause the substrate to release and leave the conductive layer intact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: NEOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Joe Mullis, Steve Gonzalez, Emily Olanoff
  • Patent number: 11257024
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices are provided for real-time tracking a location an asset (e.g., package) that is in transit (rail, air, truck, etc.) and real-time monitoring of environmental conditions that the asset is subjected to during transit such as temperature, light exposure, barometric pressure, and other conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Tracking Concepts LLC
    Inventors: James D. Barton, Ida Cathcart
  • Patent number: 11248399
    Abstract: The present application discloses a clothes tag, relating to the field of a tag. The clothes tag includes a casing provided with an anti-theft clasp and a screen inserted on one side thereof for showing the information of clothes. Regarding the problem of losing its shape present in clothes for having too many accessories hanged thereon in the prior art, the tag according to the present application is provided with the anti-theft clasp and the screen, so to reduce the accessories to be handed on clothes and improve the trying-on experience of a client. In addition, the information shown on the screen can be changed as needed, achieving repeated use of the tag according to the present application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventor: Jianchao Xu
  • Patent number: 11235625
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product are provided for implementing tire tread depth and wear patterns monitoring. A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag is provided with an associated tire to be monitored. A dipole antenna structure is coupled to the RFID tag and routed within a position in the tire tread and routed substantially circumferentially in the associated tire. A resonant frequency of the dipole antenna structure is detected to monitor tire tread wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew S. Doyle, Layne A. Berge, Jason J. Bjorgaard, John R. Dangler, Thomas W. Liang, Manuel Orozco
  • Patent number: 11232390
    Abstract: A tracking and monitoring system that uses “smart” tracking labels with printed label information on the top and electronics and sensors embedded in thin, flexible layers underneath. Labels may be used to track the location of items, and to monitor item parameters such as temperature, shock, weight, or tampering. Tracking labels may have communications interfaces to transmit label location and sensor data to a centralized server for monitoring and analysis; interfaces may include for example Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, cellular, or Amazon Sidewalk. Label location may be determined from an integrated GPS, by triangulation using received signals from cellular or other networks, or from the location of nearby connected devices. Labels may be battery powered and may use energy harvesting to obtain power from the environment. To conserve battery life, manufactured labels may be put into a hibernation state, and activated when they are placed on an item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Ferret Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Leung, Venu Gutlapalli, Joseph Reddy
  • Patent number: 11210576
    Abstract: According to the present techniques there is provided a data processing device, for applying to packaging, the device having a flexible substrate, the flexible substrate comprising: storage circuitry to store device data therein; processing circuitry to process the device data; and communication circuitry to communicate with a remote resource to transmit the device data thereto; sensor circuitry to generate sensed device data, and wherein the device is configured to store the sensed device data in the storage circuitry, process the sensed device data and/or transmit the sensed device data to a remote resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: ARM IP Limited
    Inventors: Geoffrey Wyman Blake, Hugo John Martin Vincent, Amyas Edward Wykes Phillips, Richard William Earnshaw, Peter Guy Middleton
  • Patent number: 11194978
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for combined radio frequency identification (RFID)-based asset management and component authentication are provided. The apparatus comprises a plurality of components to be authenticated, a memory configured to store inventory data, a plurality of root-of-trust (RoT) integrated circuits (ICs), a wired communication bus, and a radio frequency identification (RFID) relay tag. Each RoT IC is mechanically coupled to a corresponding one of the plurality of components and configured to generate authentication data based on a unique key generated for authenticating the corresponding component. The RFID relay tag is connected to each of the RoT ICs via the wired communication bus and is configured to communicate with each of the RoT ICs via the wired communication bus and pass the authentication data and the inventory data to an RFID reader via a radio frequency signal to facilitate authentication of components and inventory management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignees: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, RFID Global Solution, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott K. Suko, Diana S. Hage, Brian J. Griffiths, Parrish E. Ralston
  • Patent number: 11184489
    Abstract: A printed material detection apparatus includes: a detector configured to transmit radio waves whose frequency of 1 GHz or more and 5 THz or less toward a printed material and to detect reflection or absorption of the radio waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventors: Akira Mihara, Takeshi Zengo, Mamoru Fujita
  • Patent number: 11151848
    Abstract: “Smart” functionality is provided to “dumb” containers. A closure such as tape is provided with structural nonuniformity, such as holes punched to weaken the material or polymer printing to strengthen the material. Data is encoded in structural nonuniformity, so when the closure is torn, cut, or otherwise yields the data is encoded in the acoustic emission. The structural nonuniformity also may be readable optically or otherwise. Encoded data may include event detection (logging containers opening), package/product information (e.g., lot numbers, contents), validation (e.g., validation codes to distinguish authentic from counterfeit products), and user recognition (e.g., brand jingles, warning sounds). Closures may be made/dispensed with structural nonuniformity in place, and/or structural nonuniformity may be added to closures already securing a portal. Hand-held systems may dispense and/or modify closures with structural nonuniformity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Kali Care, Inc.
    Inventors: John Francis Strong, Abhijit Kalamkar, Sina Fateh
  • Patent number: 11101567
    Abstract: A folded planar antenna device for radio frequency identification (RFID) reading is provided. The folded planar antenna device includes an RFID chip, a conductor member comprising a binocular-shaped slot; and a substrate. The conductor member is mounted on the substrate and the substrate is connected to the RFID chip through the binocular-shaped slot. The folded planar antenna device can be mounted on different objects, such as metal, meat, or liquid container, without being completely de-tuned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Alessia Polemi
  • Patent number: 11061133
    Abstract: A monitoring system includes a first sensor and a second sensor, at least one of which is a camera. A computer system coupled to the first and second sensors includes a memory and stored object types and associations between objects. The computer system is configured to infer a group association between a first and second object by retrieving an input from at least one of the sensors, inferring an interaction at a monitored location, infer possession of the second object by the first object, and terminate the inferred group association based on a subsequent inference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Lucomm Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Lucian Cristache
  • Patent number: 11052698
    Abstract: The invention provides a free flowing copolymer between disparate plastic layers to thermally balance between the two differently expanding/contracting materials. The “primer” layer or “thermal balance layer” fully encapsulates the PET layer and can absorb the difference between the internal PET layer with any layer bonded to the encapsulated PET without cracking, bending or pitting and can “reset” into position when the heating/cooling has ended to make planar plastic core sheets for products such as credit cards, gift cards and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Timothy Roche
  • Patent number: 11053637
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present disclosure, a method of treating a textile with an antimicrobial agent includes receiving a textile in a washer system. The textile includes an identification tag, which uniquely identifies the textile among a plurality of textiles. The method also includes detecting, in the washer system, the identification tag. The method further includes determining, based on the detected identification tag, one or more parameters for treating the textile with an antimicrobial agent. The antimicrobial agent includes a metallic ion. The method also includes washing the textile with a detergent, and, after washing the textile with the detergent, treating the textile with the antimicrobial agent based on the one or more parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: APPLIED SILVER, INC.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Ann Hutt Pollard, Sean Morham, David E. Brown
  • Patent number: 11055977
    Abstract: A security device configured to be secured to an article. The security device includes a tag having an expandable portion with a retracted dimension and an expanded dimension. Applying a first removal force to the tag in an attempt to remove the security device from the article releases the expandable portion causing a dimension of the tag to increase from the retracted dimension to the expanded dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Sergio M. Perez
  • Patent number: 11011842
    Abstract: A magnetic field focusing assembly includes a magnetic field generating device configured to generate a magnetic field, and a split ring resonator assembly configured to be magnetically coupled to the magnetic field generating device and configured to focus the magnetic field produced by the magnetic field generating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventor: David Blumberg, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10997381
    Abstract: Systems and methods for operating an Electronic Article Surveillance (“EAS”) system. The methods comprise: detecting movement of a plurality of security tags in a facility using Radio Frequency Identification (“RFID”); identifying which security tags of the plurality of security tags are moving towards an exit of the facility or are in a surveillance zone; determining a number of the identified security tags that are coupled to unsold objects; comparing the number to a threshold value; and causing the EAS system to issue an alarm when the number is greater than or equal to the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Eric F. Riggert
  • Patent number: 10997486
    Abstract: A tag retention assembly is designed to mount a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag or other type of electronic component to a locking tongue so that a corresponding industrial locking switch can detect entry of the tongue before advancing the switch's locking bolt. The assembly comprises a main housing configured to hold the RFID tag, and a cover configured to engage with the housing to enclose the RFID tag. When the cover is engaged with the housing through a tag retention hole formed in the locking tongue the assembly and the RFID tag are held in place on the tongue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Girish S Mali, Randall D Brown
  • Patent number: 10992348
    Abstract: An electronic bolt using wireless communication is disclosed and includes a bolt coil formed on a surface of the bolt circuit board, and configured to receive a wireless energy from an electronic seal; and a chip electrically connected to the bolt coil, and configure to generate a wireless signal containing a unique identification to the bolt coil when the chip is driven by the wireless energy; a holder configured to fix and support the bolt circuit board; and a bolt housing configured to contain the bolt circuit board and the holder; wherein the electronic bolt is locked or unlocked with the electronic seal when the unique identification is confirmed by the electronic seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Feng-Yu Chang, Yu-Cheng Chang, Po-Chang Chen
  • Patent number: 10977695
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a device having a memory and a processor coupled to the memory. The processor can be operable to transmit a radio frequency signal directed to a radio frequency identifier tag carried by a first item, receive usage information from the radio frequency identifier tag, determine a measure of wear and tear of the first item from the usage information, compare the measure of wear and tear to a threshold, detect from the comparison a state of usage of the first item, and submit a notice representative of the state of usage of the first item. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Mikan, Andrea Basso, Tara Hines, Aleksey Ivanov, Nadia Morris
  • Patent number: 10963771
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification (RFID) enabled mirror includes a mirror comprising a reflective layer. The reflective layer comprises at least one layer of a metallic material. At least one portion of the reflective layer is removed to form a booster antenna from a remaining portion of the reflective layer. A dielectric coating is applied to the mirror where the reflective layer was removed. The RFID-enabled mirror further includes an RFID chip coupled to the booster antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: NEOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Sheshi Nyalamadugu, Joe Mullis
  • Patent number: 10949731
    Abstract: A prism shaped identification badge having an RFID label selectively positioned therein that is readable by an RFID reading device regardless of the badge's orientation relative to the wearer's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: FineLine Technologies
    Inventors: Kevin P. Garrison, Jan Svoboda
  • Patent number: 10922503
    Abstract: The present invention provides a series of structures that provide a unique electromagnetic signature that can be used as a standalone device or as part of a larger security system. This structure's design method of manufacturing ensures that is resilient to commonly used techniques for reverse engineering electronic components and counterfeiting and is able to be applied to devices or any product before or after fabrication is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: LOCATORX, INC.
    Inventors: Michael T. Khbeis, William D. Meadow
  • Patent number: 10902709
    Abstract: A theft-proof packaging system includes a product package having a clear compartment configured to encapsulate a product that is pneumatically vacuumized below a surrounding environment. A pressure sensor assembly is located within the compartment, the pressure sensor assembly including a pressure sensor, a power source electrically connected to the pressure sensor, and a transmitter electrically connected to the power source. The transmitter is configured to send a signal and a receiving unit located outside the compartment of the product package and disposed remote from the product package receives said signal and sounds an alarm. The pressure sensor assembly is configured to detect a change in pressure inside the compartment and then send the signal to the receiving unit activating the alarm. A passive RFID tag is located within the compartment and configured to be detected when it passes through a walk-through scanner activating a second alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Marc G. Martino
  • Patent number: 10898106
    Abstract: An implantable sensor configured to be inserted in an intramedullary canal can include a primary insert, a secondary insert, and an antenna. The primary insert can include a distal end, a proximal end opposite the distal end, and a central bore that can extend from an opening in the distal end towards the proximal end. A secondary insert can be receivable within the central bore through the opening. The secondary insert can include a body and a sensor module. The body can be removably engageable with an inside surface of the central bore. The sensor module can be disposable within the body and can be configured to produce a sensor signal as a function of a first sensed parameter indicative of infection. The antenna can be disposed in the central bore. The antenna can be configured to transmit a wireless signal as a function of the sensor signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Hilbrandus H. Bodewes, Mohammed Imran Khan, Daniel László-Deli, Max Hoeboer, Lisa Abdel Alim-van den Berg, Siemon Van Opstal, Bonita Koperdraat, Bart Krijgsman, Jurrit Heerink
  • Patent number: 10882264
    Abstract: RFID plugs and methods of installing the same within a rubber article. When included in the rubber article, the RFID plugs maintain operability pre-vulcanization, during vulcanization, and post-vulcanization to identify, track, and/or sense conditions of the rubber article. The RFID plugs are adapted to be affixed to the rubber article and include, for example, an elongate stem; a head disposed at a first end of the stem, the head containing an RFID device; and a retention feature disposed at a second end of the stem opposite the first end, the retention feature configured to resist pulling forces on the head and the stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Jos Uijlenbroek
  • Patent number: 10882978
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are tires with a component comprising a cured rubber composition having a high dielectric constant, tire bead fillers comprising a cured rubber composition having a high dielectric constant, and related methods for increasing the dielectric constant of a cured rubber composition for a tire component. According to certain embodiments, the cured rubber composition has a dielectric constant of at least 20 and comprises 100 phr of at least one conjugated diene monomer-containing elastomer, filler comprising at least 25 phr of reinforcing carbon black, a cure package of specified composition, and optionally at least one anti-reversion agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
    Inventor: Craig R. Balnis
  • Patent number: 10878953
    Abstract: A surgical product supply system includes a cart having a first compartment and a second compartment. The first compartment has first, second, third and fourth walls. The first and second walls are constructed of radio-reflective material and the third and fourth walls are constructed of a radio-absorptive material. The first compartment has a first storage area. A first RFID antenna array is attached to the first wall and is positioned within the first storage area. The first RFID antenna array includes a first plurality of RFID antennas. A second RFID antenna array is attached to the second wall and is positioned within the first storage area. The second RFID antenna array includes a second plurality of RFID antennas. The first RFID antenna is offset relative to the second RFID antenna such that opposing central axes of the first and second RFID antennas are not collinear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Jason Catchings, Ian Robertson, Paul J. Vasta
  • Patent number: 10856418
    Abstract: A camera includes a circuit board, an image sensing chip, a package base, a lens module, a flexible circuit board, and a first carrier plate. The circuit board includes a first surface and an opposite second surface. The circuit board defines a window through the first surface and the second surface. The image sensing chip is mounted to the second surface and includes a photosensitive area viewable through the window. The package base is mounted to the first surface and defines a light hole. The lens module is mounted to the package base. The first carrier plate is mounted to the second surface and covers the image sensing chip. The circuit board further includes an end portion not covered by the first carrier plate. The flexible circuit board is mounted to the second surface of the end portion and is electrically coupled to the image sensing chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventors: Kun Li, Shin-Wen Chen, Yu-Shuai Li, Long-Fei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10830897
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) spoofing attack on a protected vehicle. The method includes receiving at least one GNSS signal; identifying a plurality of characteristics associated with at least one received GNSS signal; analyzing the plurality of characteristics; and determining, based on the analysis of the identified characteristics, whether the at least one GNSS signal is a spoofed signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Regulus Cyber Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoav Zangvil, Yonatan Zur, Gal Cohen
  • Patent number: 10799318
    Abstract: Systems and methods for medical device inventory tracking are described. One embodiment is a medical device inventory tracking system includes a shipping container configured to contain a medical device, a sensor coupled to the shipping container and configured to detect the presence of the medical device, and a processing circuit integrated into the shipping container. The processing circuit configured to receive a signal from the sensor and perform an action based upon the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Spinal Generations, LLC
    Inventor: Patrick J. Sweeney
  • Patent number: 10770178
    Abstract: Medical procedure related objects (e.g., instruments, supplies) tagged with transponders (e.g., RFID transponders, dumb transponders) are accounted for in a medical or clinical environment via an accounting system using a number of antennas and interrogators/readers. A first set of antennas and RFID interrogator(s) interrogate portions of the environment for RFID tagged objects, for example proximate a start and an end of a procedure. Shielded packaging and/or shielded receptacles shield tagged objects, preventing interrogation except for those objects in unshielded portions of the environment. A shielded receptacle may include an antenna to interrogate the contents thereof in a relatively noise-free environment. A data store may maintain information including a current status or count of each instrument or supply, for instance as checked in or checked out. A handheld antenna and/or second set of antennas interrogates a body of a patient for retained instruments or supplies tagged with dumb transponders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Bryan Hansen, Jeffrey Jensen
  • Patent number: 10755161
    Abstract: In the embodiments described herein, a RFID enabled license plate is constructed by using the license plate, or a retro-reflective layer formed thereon as part of the resonator configured to transmit signals generated by and RFID chip integrated with the license plate. Such an RFID enabled license plate can include a metal license plate with a slot formed in the metal license plate, and a RFID tag module positioned in the slot. The RFID tag module can include a chip and a loop, and the loop can be coupled with the metal license plate, e.g., via inductive or conductive coupling. In this manner, the metal license plate can be configured to act as a resonator providing increased performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: NEOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Zhu, Chih-chuan Yen, Jason Liu, Joe Mullis
  • Patent number: 10753050
    Abstract: An inventory of industrial mats having different core or internal constructions that are not visible because of the inclusion of side, end, upper and lower components which hide the core or internal construction from view, wherein each mat has an electronic device that indicates what is present in the hidden core or internal construction of the mat, with the electronic device including a processor, storage, and wireless communications circuitry that is configured to transmit identification, location, usage or physical property information of the mats over a wireless telecommunications network. Also, a method for providing an identification of mat properties or usage for an inventory of mats by viewing the information stored on the electronic device or by retrieving over a wireless telecommunications network identification, location, usage or physical property information of the mats from the storage of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Joe Penland, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10747972
    Abstract: Provided is a tag communication device performing wireless communication with an RFID tag including a light emitting unit. The tag communication device includes a communication unit, an imaging unit, and a control unit. The control unit (i) acquires tag IDs of one or more RFID tags present in a communicable range of the communication unit, (ii) transmits a light emission instruction to at least some of the RFID tags corresponding to the acquired tag IDs, (iii) measures a distance between the imaging unit and a position where the light emitting unit emits light based on the light emission instruction on the basis of imaging information of the imaging unit, and (iv) performs a predetermined operation on the RFID tag to which the light emission instruction is transmitted, in a case where it is determined that the distance is within a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuo Yoshida, Hiroaki Motoshima, Shuichi Matsui
  • Patent number: 10741508
    Abstract: A semiconductor device including a chip package, a dielectric structure and a first antenna pattern is provided. The dielectric structure disposed on the chip package and includes a cavity and a vent in communication with the cavity. The first antenna pattern disposed on the dielectric structure, wherein the chip package is electrically coupled to the first antenna pattern, and the cavity of the dielectric structure is disposed between the chip package and the first antenna pattern. A manufacturing method of a semiconductor device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Albert Wan, Ching-Hua Hsieh, Chao-Wen Shih, Han-Ping Pu, Meng-Tse Chen, Sheng-Hsiang Chiu
  • Patent number: 10723529
    Abstract: Arrangements are provided for “smart” functionality with “dumb” containers, such as for determining medication adherence, tracking product use, and validating product authenticity. An acoustic emitter is engaged with a container or other vehicle. Opening the container causes the acoustic emitter to produce an acoustic emission, without requiring power, processing capacity, or sensors. A cell phone or other station receives and registers acoustic emissions, such as by logging opening of the container, verifying authenticity of the acoustic emission, communicating with an oversight system, or similar. Data as may be encoded in an acoustic emission may include vehicle detection data (e.g., logging a container being opened), vehicle information (e.g., lot number, contents name), vehicle validation (e.g., valid or counterfeit numerical code), and audible user recognition (e.g., brand jingles, warning sounds).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: KALI CARE, INC.
    Inventors: John Francis Strong, Abhijit Kalamkar, Sina Fateh
  • Patent number: 10664734
    Abstract: The NFC-based tag includes a substrate, a first and second coils formed on the substrate and an NFC chip fixed on the substrate. A status code whose default value is 0 is stored in memory of the NFC chip. The first coil is connected to the NFC chip and serves as an antenna thereof. The NFC chip communicates with an NFC reader through the first coil. The NFC reader can read or write the status code through the first coil. The NFC chip has an IO contact and a grounding contact. The IO contact connects to the grounding contact via the second coil. The second coil serves as an EAS coil. The IO contact is connected to the grounding contact through the second coil to form a closed loop. The NFC reader rewrites the status code to be 1 irreversibly when the second coil is broken or has finished checkout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: Guo-Hao Wang, Xiuchen Yan, Chung-Ping Lai
  • Patent number: 10647166
    Abstract: A tire includes a pair of beads having a bead filler which extends to an outer side in the tire-radial direction of a bead core, and a carcass ply which extends from one bead to another bead and is folded back around the bead core, in which an electronic component is embedded in an area range of 10 mm to an inner side in the tire-radial direction from a tire-radial direction outside end of the bead filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Toyo Tire Corporation
    Inventor: Hiraku Nagayoshi
  • Patent number: 10643117
    Abstract: An electronic device, system, and method for sending and receiving a communication relating to a beverage bottle to and from an electronic device, in which the electronic device may include a receiving portion including an aperture configured to receive a neck of a beverage container; a processor; memory; wireless communication circuitry; at least one actuator; and at least one indicator. The electronic device may be configured to attach to the neck of the beverage container via the receiving portion. The wireless communication circuitry may be configured to receive a wireless communication. The processor may be configured to activate the at least one indicator in response to the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventor: Bryan Nooner
  • Patent number: 10635734
    Abstract: A database access computing device for utilizing a three dimensional model to access databases for information regarding one or more parts in a vehicle is provided. The database access computing device includes at least one processor. The database access computing device is configured to display a three dimensional model representing at least one version of a vehicle, receive a selection of a location within the three dimensional model, identify at least one part number associated with the location in a first database, retrieve part information from at least a second database using the part number, and display the part information retrieved from at least the second database on the three dimensional model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Joseph Frank Floyd, Brent Louis Hadley, Patrick Jan Eames, Darren Brian Macer
  • Patent number: 10611067
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for packaging RFID device, in which a flexible mold with low surface energy having a mold cavity formed on a surface thereof is provided, an RFID device having RFID chip and antenna coupled thereto is then arranged in the mold cavity, a thermosetting material is filled in the mold cavity under a first atmospheric pressure produced by a pressure controlling device whereby the RFID device is completely covered by the thermosetting material, after that, the pressure controlling device provides a second atmospheric pressure higher than the first atmospheric pressure under a temperature lower than the curing temperature of the thermosetting material, and finally, the temperature is increased to the curing temperature under the second atmospheric pressure for curing the thermosetting material thereby forming an RFID package having the RFID device and the thermosetting material covered the RFID device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Securitag Assembly Group Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Way Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10607127
    Abstract: A race bib and a method of assembling the same. The bib includes a first and second layers with a programmable tag embedded between them. Indicia are provided on a first surface or a second surface of the first layer. A backer is positionable between the tag and the first or second layers. During assembly, a competitor number is printed on the first layer with a digital printer, a tag number correlating to or corresponding to the competitor number is encoded into the tag with a RFID reader. The printing and encoding can be accomplished by a combined printer. Alternatively, an optical scanner reads the printed competitor number and transmits the same to the reader. The second layer overlays the first layer and is thermally welded or adhesively secured to the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Miller Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Shauna L. Woolf