Specified Device Housing Or Attachment Means Patents (Class 340/572.8)
  • Patent number: 11788231
    Abstract: Paper substrates which incorporate covert marking pigments (CMPs) which are one or more infrared (IR) anti-Stokes pigments. Also, processes for incorporating such CMPs into a paper substrate other than by a printing technique, such as, for example, by using a size press or spraying, as well as processes for identifying the presence of such CMPs incorporated into a paper substrate sheet with an infrared (IR) pigment sensor of, for example, a copier or printer for the purpose of adjusting the quantity of printer pigment deposited on a paper substrate sheet or to determine whether the paper substrate sheet is an authentic or counterfeit document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: David Verd Reed, Matthew James Bovee, James D. Regel, Benny Joe Skaggs, Maria A. Dannemiller
  • Patent number: 11769381
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are apparatuses and methods for managing building pathway information. A building and/or security management system can detect, based on receiving input from multiple sensor devices, a possible safety issue in a first pathway to an egress of a building, determine, based on detecting the possible safety issue and based on information regarding other pathways in the building, a second pathway to the egress of the building, and indicate at least the second pathway to another system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Inventors: Jason Ouellette, James Bauerle, Allen Houston, Peter Lawrence, Kapang Lam
  • Patent number: 11736838
    Abstract: A passive wireless sensor may be wirelessly coupled with an interrogator. The sensor uses multiple antennas to receive an interrogation signal from the interrogator and compares a path length difference between the signal received at each antenna. The path length difference changes based on the relative position of the sensor and interrogator. Using the path length difference, the sensor transmits a response signal to the interrogator. The interrogator analyzes the response signal to determine sensor position. The interrogator compares the determined sensor position to a previous known sensor position to determine if an attack has occurred, such as a replay, counterfeit, or tampering attack. The sensor may include cryptographic circuitry that scrambles the response signal, thwarting an attack such as a sniffing attack. The interrogator may include multiple antennas and determine a position of the sensor by calculating an angle-of-arrival that enhances a signal from the sensor, via beamforming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene Oh Hwang, Tao Yu, Tze Lei Poo, Rui Zhang
  • Patent number: 11691792
    Abstract: A “smart” closure system, apparatus, and method are described. The closure includes mechanical solution, used in conjunction with wireless technologies and/or web-based or remote authentication, verification, and serialization via a mobile computing device, to provide information about the closure and the contents concealed within that closure. Further, the construction of the closure allows for any and all non-recyclable components of the wireless technologies to be removed so as to enable the closure to be recycled and/or converted to post consumer resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Inventor: Simon Christopher Knight
  • Patent number: 11694044
    Abstract: An ore tag assembly including a tube subassembly having one or more tubes extending between first and second ends thereof and defining a cavity therein, and a RFID device located in the cavity. The ore tag assembly includes plugs positioned in the respective first and second ends of one of the tubes, to prevent ingress of liquids or other materials into the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Topvu Ltd.
    Inventors: Gilles Arsenault, Yvan Brule, Patrick Clement
  • Patent number: 11574284
    Abstract: At the time of manufacture of medical items that are to be consumed during patient care, a unique identification number is assigned to each item and the number is encoded in an RFID tag attached to the item. The manufacturer registers the unique identification number for each individual medical item in a Unique Device Identification (UDI) Serialized Tracking Database. The UDI Serialized Tracking Database maps each unique identification number to each item's UDI number that has been assigned by the Food and Drug Administration. As each item is consumed during medical treatment and its cost is billed to payers, the unique identification number of the item is reported and verified. This provides for detection of certain types of fraud in the dispensing of medical items by validating that necessary supplies were actually used during patient care.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian C. DeBusk, Joe L. Smith, Mary E. Kaylor, Michael R. McBee
  • Patent number: 11510046
    Abstract: This application relates to the field of logistics, and discloses a data reporting method and system for logistics containers. Each logistics container is provided with a terminal, and the terminal includes a first communication module and a second communication module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventor: Bo Li
  • Patent number: 11461610
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an assembly includes: a body having a generally cylindrical shape encompassing an internal cavity extending from a first end of the body towards a second end of the body; and a radio frequency identification (RFID) transponder positioned within the internal cavity. The assembly may be inserted into an opening made in an object in order to affix the RFID transponder to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Trovan, Ltd.
    Inventor: Barbara Masin
  • Patent number: 11436462
    Abstract: An accessory for a tag device and a RFID tagging device using the accessory. The accessory includes a tag holder defining with a slot arranged to receive the tag device and to removably secure the tag device in a predetermined position; and an antenna provided on the tag holder, wherein the antenna has a radiator arranged to couple to a feeder of the tag device when the tag device is positioned in the predetermined position within the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Logistics and Supply Chain Multitech R&D Centre Limited
    Inventors: Leung Chiu, Jing Jung Tang
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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