US Pat. No. 9,064,194

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SPIKE SUPPRESSION FOR DYNAMIC MAGNETIC STRIPE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A wireless device comprising:
a dynamic magnetic stripe communications device operable to communicate a waveform encoded with a magnetic stripe data track
to complete a purchase transaction; and

an ASIC including spike suppression circuitry coupled to said dynamic magnetic stripe communications device, said spike suppression
circuitry including a power-up detector operable to detect a magnitude of an operational signal of said wireless device,

wherein said spike suppression circuitry is operable to prohibit data signals from being communicated by said dynamic magnetic
stripe communications device until said magnitude of said operational signal is about a threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,875,437

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DRIVE CIRCUITS FOR DYNAMIC MAGNETIC STRIPE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A method, comprising:
supplying a first mute signal to a first drive circuit;
applying power to the first drive circuit after the supplying a first mute signal;
releasing the first mute signal;
supplying a first drive signal to a first wireless communications device;
supplying a second mute signal to a second drive circuit;
applying power to the second drive circuit after the supplying a second mute signal;
releasing the second mute signal; and
supplying a second drive signal to a second wireless communications device.

US Pat. No. 9,488,257

CAM DEVICE

TECHNO DYNAMICS INC., Sh...

1. A cam device comprising:
a first member including two cam follower rows each having a plurality of cam followers arranged in a row direction; and
a second member including a linear roller screw and a housing for receiving the linear roller screw, the linear roller screw
being provided with a rotatable cam having an engaging groove, on an outer circumferential surface thereof, to be engaged
with the cam followers, the second member moving relatively with respect to the first member in the row direction by rotating
the cam and making the plurality of the cam followers engage successively in the engaging groove,

wherein the second member includes a gear that rotates the cam by engaging with the cam,
second teeth that mesh with first teeth of the gear are provided on the outer circumferential surface of the cam,
the housing is provided with a fitting projection being sandwiched between the two cam follower rows and being fitted in a
space between the two cam follower rows, and

the two cam follower rows guide the relative movement of the second member by allowing the second member to move in a state
that the fitting projection is fit in the space between the two cam follower rows.

US Pat. No. 9,292,843

ADVANCED PAYMENT OPTIONS FOR POWERED CARDS AND DEVICES

Dynamics Inc., Pittsburg...

1. A mobile device, comprising:
a communications device operable to communicate transaction data to a card reader; and
a display operable to display a virtual button, the virtual button operable to include option data in a discretionary field
of the transaction data.

US Pat. No. 9,329,619

CARDS WITH POWER MANAGEMENT

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A card comprising:
a power source operative to provide power via a power source voltage, a voltage range of the power source voltage including
a maximum power source voltage and a minimum power source voltage;

power management circuitry electrically coupled to the power source; and power consuming circuitry electrically coupled to
the power management circuitry, the power consuming circuitry including a first circuitry with a maximum operating voltage
that is less than the maximum power source voltage,
wherein the power management circuitry is operative to provide power to the power consuming circuitry at a voltage less than
the maximum operating voltage,
the power management circuitry includes at least one circuit element selected from the group consisting of a transistor and
a diode,

the at least one circuit element is operable to receive an input signal, and the input signal is based on a comparison between
a threshold and a monitored signal.

US Pat. No. 9,836,680

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADVANCED COMMUNICATION MECHANISMS FOR MAGNETIC CARDS AND DEVICES

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A method, comprising:
detecting position variations of a read head in relation to a card;
calculating a time window to communicate data to said read head based on said position variations; and
varying at least one communication parameter to communicate said data within said time window,
wherein said data includes a first portion and a second portion, and
a value of said at least one communication parameter for said first portion is different than a value of said at least one
communication parameter for said second portion.

US Pat. No. 9,306,666

PROGRAMMING PROTOCOLS FOR POWERED CARDS AND DEVICES

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A system comprising:
a plurality of cards on a conveyor, each of said plurality of cards including a first infrared communication component; and
a programming device arranged in proximity to said conveyor, said programming device including a second infrared communication
component,

wherein said conveyor is operable to align each of said plurality of cards within an infrared programming distance of said
programming device, said conveyor operable to reduce velocity for programming of said plurality of cards.

US Pat. No. 9,064,255

CARDS DEPLOYED WITH INACTIVATED PRODUCTS FOR ACTIVATION

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, by a server, an authorization activation code; and
communicating, by the server, a payment product activation code in response to the receiving an authorization activation code.

US Pat. No. 9,684,861

PAYMENT CARDS AND DEVICES WITH DISPLAYS, CHIPS, RFIDS, MAGNETIC EMULATORS, MAGNETIC DECODERS, AND OTHER COMPONENTS

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A payment card comprising:
a non bi-stable display;
a dynamic magnetic communications device;
an RFID;
an IC chip; and
a processor operable to control said dynamic magnetic communications device, said RFID, said IC chip, and said non bi-stable
display,

wherein at least one of said dynamic magnetic communication device or said RFID is operable to communicate payment data.

US Pat. No. 9,652,436

GAMES, PRIZES, AND ENTERTAINMENT FOR POWERED CARDS AND DEVICES

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A computing device, comprising:
a communications device;
a first button;
a second button;
a processor; and
a memory,
wherein a first data is associated with said first button and said first data is stored on said memory,
a second data is associated with said second button and said second data is stored on said memory,
said computing device is operable to detect a card reader,
said communications device is operable to communicate said first data upon detection of said card reader by said computing
device, and

an instant winner algorithm is processed each time both said card reader is detected by said computing device and said first
data is communicated by said communications device.

US Pat. No. 9,579,662

CONDENSATION-EVAPORATOR NANOPARTICLE CHARGER

AEROSOL DYNAMICS INC., B...

1. A particle charging apparatus, comprising:
an ion source; and
a container having at least one wick to provide wetted walls into which an air flow is introduced in a laminar manner, said
container having at least a first section, a second section and a third section, the first section including the wetted walls
at a first temperature T1, the second section adjacent to the first section and having the wetted walls at a second temperature T2 greater than the first temperature T1, the third section adjacent to the second section and having dry walls provided at a temperature T3 greater than T2, the temperature T3 being higher than a condensation point of the flow entering the third section.

US Pat. No. 9,373,069

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DRIVE CIRCUITS FOR DYNAMIC MAGNETIC STRIPE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A device, comprising:
a wireless communications device operable to provide a communication signal to a reader based on a drive signal, the communication
signal including transaction data; and

a drive circuit operable to provide the drive signal to the wireless communications device based on a first control signal
and a mute signal,

wherein the communication signal is undetectable by the reader in response to a first state of the mute signal and detectable
by the reader in response to a second state of the mute signal.

US Pat. No. 10,032,049

MAGNETIC CARDS AND DEVICES FOR MOTORIZED READERS

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A method, comprising:detecting a presence of a read-head housing of a magnetic stripe reader using a first detected capacitance change in a first pad during a first time period;
detecting a type of said read-head housing of said magnetic stripe reader using a first detected inductance and a second detected inductance;
detecting a second detected capacitance change in said first pad during a second time period;
calculating a calculated data transmission speed based, at least in part, on said detecting a type of said read-head housing and said second detected capacitance change; and
activating a communication sequence with said magnetic stripe reader in response, at least in part, to said calculated data transmission speed.

US Pat. No. 9,053,398

PASSIVE DETECTION MECHANISMS FOR MAGNETIC CARDS AND DEVICES

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A card, comprising:
a device operable to communicate a track of magnetic stripe data to a read-head of a magnetic stripe reader;
a first detector operable to detect contact with said card, wherein an activation signal is provided in response to said detected
contact with said card; and

a second detector operable to detect a read-head housing of said magnetic stripe reader in response to said activation signal,
wherein said first detector is not a manual data input device operable to receive user input data.

US Pat. No. 9,731,049

CATHETERS WITH HIGH-PURITY FLUOROPOLYMER ADDITIVES

Angio Dynamics Inc., Lat...

1. A catheter comprising:
an elongated tubular structure comprising:
a polymeric material;
an outer surface, a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen, wherein said outer surface and said lumen extend between said
proximal and distal ends; and

a wall thickness between said outer surface and said lumen, said wall thickness being within the range of 0.005 inches to
0.050 inches;

wherein said polymeric material comprises polyurethane and additives, said additives comprising a fluoropolymer comprising
terminal polyfluoro-oligomeric groups;

wherein said polymeric material is comprised of a positive amount of up to about 44 weight percent of said additives;
wherein the fluoropolymer comprises a trimer in an amount greater than 0 and less than 5.0 percent by weight of the fluoropolymer,
wherein the trimer is formed by a reaction of one equivalent of a diisocyanate with two equivalents of a perfluorinated alcohol
to form a low molecular weight fluoropolymer component containing no soft segment, and

wherein said fluoropolymer comprising terminal polyfluoro-oligomeric groups is characterized by a polystyrene equivalent weight
average molecular weight (Mw) of 14 kDa to 26 kDa.

US Pat. No. 9,658,139

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE CONCENTRATED COLLECTION OF AIRBORNE PARTICLES

TSI INCORPORATED, Shorev...

1. A particle collection system, comprising:
a particle growth assembly having interior wetted walls and configured to receive a particle laden aerosol flow at a flow
rate less than or equal to 100 L/min, the particle growth assembly including a condensing vapor having a vapor pressure at
the interior walls which is near saturation, wherein the aerosol flow through the particle growth assembly is configured to
be a laminar flow, the particle growth assembly including:

a conditioning portion with a wetted interior wall configured to bring the aerosol flow to near saturation at a first temperature
(T1);

an initiator portion with a wetted interior wall operatively coupled to said conditioning portion and configured to provide
supersaturation conditions at a second temperature (T2) for the aerosol flow using the condensing vapor to initiate droplet growth, wherein the second temperature (T2) is configured to be higher than the first temperature (T1); and

a equilibrator portion with a wetted interior wall operatively coupled to said initiator portion and configured to lower a
dew point for the aerosol flow and maintain supersaturation conditions for the aerosol flow at a third temperature (T3), wherein the third temperature (T3) is configured to be lower than the second temperature (T2);

a collection member for collecting by inertia the enlarged particles, the collection member positioned adjacent a nozzle member
operatively coupled to an outlet of said particle growth assembly; and

a displacement assembly adapted to displace the collection member under the particle growth assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,064,195

MULTIPLE LAYER CARD CIRCUIT BOARDS

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A card comprising:
a circuit board including at least three layers,
wherein the at least three layers include a first layer, a second layer and a third layer, the second layer between the first
and third layers,

a magnetic stripe communication device extends through the first layer, and
the third layer does not overlap a region of the card including the magnetic stripe communication device.

US Pat. No. 9,045,151

TRACK BARCODE SYSTEMS FOR RAILROAD MANAGEMENT

TECH4U Dynamics Inc., Va...

1. A railroad track barcode system comprising:
(a) a plurality of barcodes, each barcode encoding railroad track location coordinates and railroad property information;
(b) a plurality of labels carrying said plurality of barcodes on a one-for-one basis, wherein said plurality of labels are
attached firmly to a rail of the railroad track at predetermined locations along said railroad track marking said track location
coordinates and railroad property information;

(c) one or more barcode scanners capable of optically reading and decoding said plurality of barcodes, to provide said contents
of said plurality of barcodes; and

(d) a vehicle capable of moving on said railroad track, carrying said one or more barcode scanners
wherein said one or more barcode scanners automatically read and decodes said plurality of barcodes when the vehicle moves
by said plurality of barcodes;

wherein each of said plurality of labels includes a cover, preventing said plurality of labels from exposure to dust and pollutants,
wherein said cover includes a hinge mechanism to allow said cover to be flipped over by a device of the vehicle so that said
one or more barcode scanners can scan said label.

US Pat. No. 9,610,531

WICK WETTING FOR WATER CONDENSATION SYSTEMS

AEROSOL DYNAMICS INC., B...

1. A particle enlargement device, comprising:
a container into which a flow of particle-laden air is introduced in a laminar manner through in inlet and passes to an outlet,
the container having a first section, a second section and a third section though which the particle-laden air flows between
the inlet and the outlet, the temperature of the second section is warmer than that of the first section at the inlet and
the third section at the outlet, and

a continuous wick lining an interior wall of each of the first second, second section and third section, said wick being capable
of internally transporting liquid water along its length in the first section, second section and third section.

US Pat. No. 9,852,368

ADVANCED LOYALTY APPLICATIONS FOR POWERED CARDS AND DEVICES

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A payment device, comprising;
a communication device operable to communicate magnetic stripe data as part of a first transaction with a transactional entity,
the magnetic stripe data including first information and second information; and

a manual input operable to include at least the second information in the magnetic stripe data,
wherein the first information is associated with the first transaction, and
the second information is associated with a second transaction, the second transaction not being a transaction with the transactional
entity.

US Pat. No. 9,821,263

ADVANCED LAMINAR FLOW WATER CONDENSATION TECHNOLOGY FOR ULTRAFINE PARTICLES

AEROSOL DYNAMICS INC., B...

1. A method for creating water vapor supersaturation in an airflow, comprising:
introducing an airstream in a laminar flow into a condenser at an inlet, the airstream having temperature of T1 at the inlet,
the condenser having an outlet, the condenser having at least one wick providing wetted walls;

controlling a first portion of the condenser to a first temperature T2 greater than T1, the first portion having a first length
and being adjacent to the inlet, and having wetted walls; and

controlling a second portion of the condenser, the second portion having a second length longer than the first length and
positioned between the first portion and the outlet and having wetted walls, the controlling providing provide a ramped temperature
gradient along the second length of the second portion which increases from T2 to a temperature T3, the temperature T3 being
greater than T2.

US Pat. No. 9,349,089

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SENSOR MECHANISMS FOR MAGNETIC CARDS AND DEVICES

Dynamics Inc., Pittsburg...

1. A method, comprising:
detecting a first direction of movement of an object relative to a device based on a first sequence of signals at a port of
a processor of the device, the first sequence of signals produced using at least a first sensor and a second sensor connected
to a first pin of the port, and a third sensor and a fourth sensor connected to a second pin of the port, wherein the first
sensor and the third sensor are closer to each other than to either of the second sensor and the fourth sensor;

detecting a second direction of movement of an object relative to the device based on a second sequence of signals at the
port, the second sequence of signals produced using the first sensor, the second sensor, the third sensor, and the fourth
sensor; and

communicating payment data using a communications device based on one of the first sequence of signals and the second sequence
of signals.

US Pat. No. 9,805,297

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROGRAMMABLE PAYMENT CARDS AND DEVICES WITH LOYALTY-BASED PAYMENT APPLICATIONS

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A method comprising:
receiving first information from a payment device as a result of, at least in part, a first button being pressed on said payment
device, wherein said payment device is battery powered;

completing a first purchase transaction utilizing, at least in part, said first information, wherein points are earned for
an account as a result of completing said first purchase transaction with said first information; and

completing a second purchase transaction utilizing, at least in part, second information received from said payment device,
wherein said earned points are used as a result of completing said second purchase transaction with said second information.

US Pat. No. 9,721,201

CARDS AND DEVICES WITH EMBEDDED HOLOGRAMS

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A method comprising:
laminating a card layer with a plurality of lamination layers to form a laminated card; and
applying a first visible graphics layer on a first area of the laminated card without applying the first layer on a second
area of the laminated card.

US Pat. No. 9,789,229

CATHETER SHAFT WITH ENHANCED PLATELET ANTI-ADHESION SURFACES

Angio Dynamics Inc., Lat...

1. A catheter comprising:
a catheter shaft, wherein the catheter shaft comprises:
a polymeric material comprising polyurethane and additives, the additives comprising a fluoropolymer comprising terminal polyfluoro-oligomeric
groups;

wherein the additives comprise 1.5-2.5 percent by weight of the catheter shaft,
wherein the fluoropolymer comprises a trimer in an amount greater than 0 and less than 5.0 percent by weight of the fluoropolymer,
wherein the trimer is formed by a reaction of one equivalent of a diisocyanate with two equivalents of a perfluorinated alcohol
to form a low molecular weight fluoropolymer component containing no soft segment, and

wherein the polyurethane has a shore durometer of between 60A and 95A.

US Pat. No. 9,726,238

OVERLOAD LIMITING DEVICE

Techno Dynamics Inc., Ki...

1. An overload limiting device comprising:
a rolling element;
a rotatable first rotation member having a housing portion that houses the rolling element;
a rotatable second rotation member having an engagement recess portion that engages detachably with the rolling element housed
in the housing portion, the second rotation member being arranged opposing the first rotation member;

a biasing member that biases the rolling element toward the engagement recess portion; and
an adjustment nut that adjusts a biasing force of the biasing member by moving in a rotation axis direction of the first rotation
member, the adjustment nut being provided to the first rotation member,

the first rotation member including a scale showing a position of the adjustment nut in the rotation axis direction,
wherein a scale line configuring the scale is formed in a circumferential direction on a circumferential surface of the first
rotation member, and a plurality of the scale lines are provided aligned at equal intervals in the rotation axis direction,

wherein the biasing member is in contact with a tip end portion in the rotation axis direction of the adjustment nut, and
a rear end portion in the rotation axis direction of the adjustment nut is positioned in a position corresponding to the scale,
and

wherein the rear end portion of the adjustment nut is provided with a notch having a notch length longer than a scale spacing
of the scale in the rotation axis direction.

US Pat. No. 9,659,246

DYNAMIC MAGNETIC STRIPE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WITH BEVELED MAGNETIC MATERIAL FOR MAGNETIC CARDS AND DEVICES

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A card comprising:
a dynamic magnetic stripe communications device including a plurality of layers, said plurality of layers including,
an electromagnetic generator including a coil, and
a material layer,
wherein a first portion of said material layer is within an end portion of said coil,
a second portion of said material layer is within a middle portion of said coil, and
a width of said first portion of said material layer at said end portion of said coil is less than a width of said second
portion of said material layer at said middle portion of said coil.

US Pat. No. 9,639,796

CARDS AND DEVICES WITH MAGNETIC EMULATORS WITH ZONING CONTROL AND ADVANCED INTERIORS

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A system comprising:
a magnetic emulator including a coil, wherein said magnetic emulator is operable to electrically couple, and communicate data
to, a read-head located on a magnetic stripe reader using said coil, said magnetic emulator is operable to detect the presence
of said read-head using said coil before communicating said data to said read-head,

wherein said coil is fabricated on multiple PCB layers, and
a material is located in the interior of said coil.

US Pat. No. 9,975,703

CONVEYING DEVICE

Techno Dynamics Inc., Ki...

1. A conveying device comprising:a carrier to which an object to be carried is installed;
a moving path where a plurality of the carriers respectively move in uncoupled states;
a conveying part that comes into contact with the carrier to directly move the carrier and that makes a contacted carrier that had come into contact and been moved push a plurality of carriers that are positioned in front of the contacted carrier to indirectly move the plurality of carriers; and
a cylindrical cam that possesses an engaging groove and that is provided to correspond to only apart of the moving path, wherein the cylindrical cam rotates to move the plurality of the carriers that are pushed by the contacted carrier to reach the cylindrical cam and that are engaged with the engaging groove, and changes an interval between the plurality of carriers as well.

US Pat. No. 9,818,125

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INFORMATION EXCHANGE MECHANISMS FOR POWERED CARDS AND DEVICES

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, by a payment device, a selection of a check-in option, wherein said payment device is a payment card having an
interface and a plurality of buttons;

communicating a payment account number and information associated with said selected check-in option to a merchant terminal
as part of a purchase transaction;

authorizing said purchase transaction; and
updating a user profile, associated with said payment account number, that said user checked-in with a merchant associated
with said merchant terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,710,745

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATED ASSEMBLY OF DYNAMIC MAGNETIC STRIPE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A method comprising:
extending a portion of a first continuous sheet of plastic onto a moving conveyor;
robotically placing an electronic assembly onto said portion of said first continuous sheet of plastic;
applying a first material onto said electronic assembly;
extending a portion of a second continuous sheet of plastic over said electronic assembly;
curing at least a portion of said first material applied onto said electronic assembly;
applying a plurality of strips of damming material lengthwise, in parallel, on said portion of said first continuous sheet
of plastic; and

applying a second material between at least two of said strips.

US Pat. No. 9,704,088

CARDS AND DEVICES WITH MULTIFUNCTION MAGNETIC EMULATORS AND METHODS FOR USING SAME

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A payment card comprising:
an electronic device operable to communicate information to a magnetic stripe reader; and
a magnetic shielding covering at least an entire side of said electronic device during said communication.

US Pat. No. 9,697,454

PAYMENT CARDS AND DEVICES WITH DISPLAYS, CHIPS, RFIDS, MAGNETIC EMULATORS, MAGNETIC ENCODERS, AND OTHER COMPONENTS

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A payment card comprising:
a first button and a second button;
a light source;
a magnetic emulator operable to communicate data in serial;
an RFID;
an IC chip; and
a processor operable to control said magnetic emulator, said RFID, said IC chip, and said light source.

US Pat. No. 10,085,520

CONTROL DOCKING STATION FOR A ONE OR TWO STAGE LOCKING MECHANISM

Control Dynamics Inc., E...

14. A method of verifying when a locking mechanism may be safely released from a safety device, the method comprising:providing a controller configured to sense an unsafe interlock signal, wherein the controller includes a container having an exterior surface;
providing at least two female members and one or more male members where the female members are configured to be in locking engagement with the male member to form a locking mechanism;
wherein each female member includes a receiver base having an upper portion and a pair of spaced apart chocks, and a pair of locking tabs, wherein each locking tab has a first arm and a second arm connected by a joint that is rotatably coupled to the receiver base about a pivot pin such that the first and second arms are positioned relative to the receiver base; and wherein the receiver base of the female member is operably coupled to the exterior surface of the controller container;
wherein the male member includes an insert having a key-like projection with a leading edge and a portion opposite the leading edge where the portion has an engagement member; the key-like projection of the insert being engageable by the first arms of the locking tabs of each female member within the cavity to form a locked engagement between the insert of the male member within the confines of the cavity of the receiver base and locking tabs of the female members;
securing a first female member to a safety device and securing the second female member to the exterior surface of the controller container;securing the male member to a device that is operably coupled to the safety device;inserting the male member into the first female member into locking engagement in which an unsafe interlock signal is emitted;sensing for the unsafe interlock signal by the controller; andremoving the male member from the first female member operably coupled to the safety device when the unsafe interlock signal is interrupted.

US Pat. No. 10,032,100

CARDS AND DEVICES WITH MULTIFUNCTION MAGNETIC EMULATORS AND METHODS FOR USING SAME

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A device comprising:a circuit operable to emit an electromagnetic field and to electrically couple to, and transmit data to, a read-head located on a magnetic stripe reader; and
a processor for controlling the circuit,
wherein the circuit is operable to communicate the data to the read-head while located outside of the magnetic stripe reader at a distance of at least a quarter of an inch from the read-head.

US Pat. No. 10,006,799

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEASURING MOVING VEHICLE INFORMATION USING ELECTRICAL TIME DOMAIN REFLECTOMETRY

INTERNATIONAL ROAD DYNAMI...

1. A system for measuring moving vehicle information, comprising:an electrical transmission-line sensor configured to provide an impedance change in response to a wheel-load of a moving vehicle;
an electrical time domain reflectometry signal processing system capable of measuring the impedance change of the electrical transmission-line sensor and converting the impedance change to a signal; and
a data-processing system capable of extracting the moving vehicle information of the moving vehicle from the signalwherein:the impedance change is caused by a change in a geometry of the electrical transmission-line sensor; and
the moving vehicle information comprises any one of a wheel pressure and a wheel-sensor contact dimension.

US Pat. No. 9,916,992

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FLEXIBLE COMPONENTS FOR POWERED CARDS AND DEVICES

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A method, comprising:
reducing a thickness of a raw die;
rolling said raw die onto a reel for storage, wherein a bend radius of said raw die on said real is greater than a minimum
bend radius of a carrier on said reel;

retrieving said raw die from said reel as part of a pick-and-place operation; and
placing said retrieved raw die onto a carrier of a flexible device as part of said pick-and-place operation.

US Pat. No. 9,881,245

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SENSOR MECHANISMS FOR MAGNETIC CARDS AND DEVICES

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A device, comprising:
a first array of sensors including a first and a second sensor;
a second array of sensors including a third and a fourth sensor;
a first pin electrically coupled to the first and the third sensor;
a second pin electrically coupled to the second and the fourth sensor;
a processor electrically coupled to the first and the second pins and operable to determine a first swipe direction based
on a first sequence of signals from the first and the second pins and a second swipe direction based on a second sequence
of signals from the first and second pins.

US Pat. No. 9,704,089

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROGRAMMABLE PAYMENT CARDS AND DEVICES WITH LOYALTY-BASED PAYMENT APPLICATIONS

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A device comprising:
a communications device;
a first button associated with a first reward, the first button operable to communicate payment information indicative of
the first reward through the communications device as part of a purchase transaction; and

a second button associated with a second reward,
wherein the second button is not associated with the first reward.

US Pat. No. 10,169,692

CREDIT, SECURITY, DEBIT CARDS AND THE LIKE WITH BUTTONS

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A card comprising:a card reader communications device operable to communicate a data block of magnetic stripe data;
a first button, wherein a first encryption algorithm for said data block is selected based on a first signal from said first button; and
a second button, wherein a second encryption algorithm for said data block is selected based on a second signal from said second button and said first encryption algorithm is different from said second encryption algorithm.

US Pat. No. 9,953,255

ADVANCED LOYALTY APPLICATIONS FOR POWERED CARDS AND DEVICES

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A method, comprising;receiving, by a server, transaction data as part of a first transaction with a first transactional entity, the transaction data including first information associated with the first transaction and second information associated with a second transaction including a second transactional entity different from the first transactional entity.

US Pat. No. 9,734,669

CARDS, DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR ADVANCED PAYMENT GAME OF SKILL AND GAME OF CHANCE FUNCTIONALITY

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A method comprising:
receiving manual input indicative of changing a feature associated with a payment device;
changing, on a remote server, said feature associated with said payment device based on said manual input;
receiving first information indicative of a first payment from said payment device; and
retrieving feature information associated with said changed feature from said remote server based on said first information,
wherein said changed feature is a game of skill that awards a prize upon winning said game of skill.

US Pat. No. 9,758,938

LIGHTWEIGHT MODULAR PIER SYSTEM AND A HINGE SYSTEM FOR SAME

CIRCLE DYNAMICS INC., Pe...

1. A modular pier comprising:
a shore section, and at least one connectable pier section,
wherein each pier section comprises a frame having a top, a bottom, at least one transverse frame member, a first transverse
end frame member, a second transverse end frame member, a first longitudinal side frame member and a second longitudinal side
frame member, at least one longitudinal anti-torsion member, at least one male connector, attached to said first end of said
frame of each pier section; and

at least one female connector, attached to said second end of said frame of each pier section, said at least one male connector
comprising a first rod member and a second rod member;

said second rod member being proximate said first rod member and lower than said first rod member in relation to said top
of said pier section;

each of said first and second rod member running substantially parallel to said top of said pier section;
said at least one female connector comprising a first receiver for receiving said first rod member and a second receiver for
receiving and locking said second rod member;

said second rod member receiver being proximate said first rod member receiver and lower than said first rod member receiver
in relation to said top of said pier section;

said first receiver and said second receiver of a first pier section shaped for mating engagement, of said first rod and said
second rod respectively of a second pier section;

wherein said first receiver receives said first rod prior to said second receiver receiving and locking said second rod wherein
said first rod in said first receiver facilitates maneuvering of said second pier section in relation to said first pier section
during assembly and disassembly of said modular pier;

wherein when said at least one connectable pier section is in horizontal alignment said first rod is disengaged from said
first receiver.

US Pat. No. 9,646,240

LOCKING FEATURES FOR POWERED CARDS AND DEVICES

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A method comprising:
detecting a first input to a card;
storing said first input as a locking code;
entering a locked mode of operation of said card in response to said detection;
detecting a second input to said card;
comparing said first input to said second input;
remaining in said locked mode of operation in response to a negative comparison; and
entering an unlocked mode of operation in response to a positive comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,169,693

DATA MODIFICATION FOR MAGNETIC CARDS AND DEVICES

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A device comprising:at least one storage device operable to store payment information associated with error detection data;
a communication device operable to communicate a payment message including the payment information in a first format and a second format; and
a processor operable to receive a communication parameter indicative of the second format, determine the error detection data is associated with error free payment message receive errors indicating that said second format causes receive errors, and to communicate the payment message in the first format via the communication device based on the determination.

US Pat. No. 10,108,891

EXCHANGE COUPLED AMORPHOUS RIBBONS FOR ELECTRONIC STRIPES

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A device, comprising:a dynamic magnetic stripe communications device including at least one coil and an exchange biased core including an exchange coupled amorphous material.

US Pat. No. 10,095,974

PAYMENT CARDS AND DEVICES WITH DISPLAYS, CHIPS, RFIDS, MAGNETIC EMULATORS, MAGNETIC ENCODERS, AND OTHER COMPONENTS

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A payment card comprising:a plurality of buttons;
a magnetic emulator operable to communicate data in serial;
an RFID;
an IC chip; and
a processor for controlling said magnetic emulator, said RFID, and said IC chip.

US Pat. No. 9,928,456

CARDS AND ASSEMBLIES WITH USER INTERFACES

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A card comprising:a flexible circuit board having top and bottom surfaces and a plurality of electrical footprints;
a user interface mounted on the top surface of the flexible circuit board, the user interface operative to form an electrical connection with one of the footprints during an input event; and
a support structure mounted on the bottom surface of the flexible circuit board, the support structure operative to mitigate flexing of the flexible circuit board during the input event,
wherein the support structure is operative to mitigate flexing by distributing force applied to the support structure.

US Pat. No. 9,646,750

DYNAMIC MAGNETIC STRIPE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WITH STEPPED MAGNETIC MATERIAL FOR MAGNETIC CARDS AND DEVICES

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A device comprising:
a coil;
a first layer including a soft magnetic material, the first layer at least partially within the coil; and
a second layer including a soft magnetic material, the second layer on the first layer, a length of the second layer being
less than a length of the first layer.

US Pat. No. 10,022,884

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ALIGNMENT TECHNIQUES FOR MAGNETIC CARDS AND DEVICES

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A method, comprising:populating a card with at least one alignment cue and a plurality of components to form a populated card, wherein one of said plurality of components includes a dynamic magnetic stripe communications device;
laminating said populated card to form a laminated card;
aligning a trimming device to said at least one alignment cue; and
trimming said laminated card with said aligned trimming device to position said dynamic magnetic stripe communications device within a distance from a side of said card,
wherein said laminating of said populated card includes laminating such that a portion of said trimmed card includes said at least one alignment cue.

US Pat. No. 9,727,813

CREDIT, SECURITY, DEBIT CARDS AND THE LIKE WITH BUTTONS

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A payment card comprising:
a first button;
a second button;
a third button;
a fourth button;
a fifth button, wherein said first, second, third, fourth, and fifth buttons are aligned horizontally with respect to one
another within a single plane; and

a display operable to display a first portion of a credit card number without a second portion of the credit card number,
wherein said display is operable to display said credit card number in decimal notation.

US Pat. No. 9,619,741

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SYNCHRONIZATION MECHANISMS FOR MAGNETIC CARDS AND DEVICES

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A method, comprising:
detecting position variations of a read head in relation to a card;
calculating a time window to communicate data to said read head based on said position variations;
selecting a number of leading synchronization bits to precede said data; and
selecting a number of trailing synchronization bits to succeed said data,
wherein said selected number of leading synchronization bits is different than said selected number of trailing synchronization
bits.

US Pat. No. 10,176,419

CARDS AND ASSEMBLIES WITH USER INTERFACES

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A laminated card comprising:a flexible circuit board including electrical contacts;
a first user interface element mounted to the flexible circuit board, the first user interface element having a portion operative to engage one of the electrical contacts during an input event; and
a second user interface element mounted above the first user interface element, the second user interface element having a portion operative to engage a surface of the first user interface element during the input event.

US Pat. No. 10,181,097

ADVANCED PAYMENT OPTIONS FOR POWERED CARDS AND DEVICES

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A device comprising:a communications device operable to communicate transaction data to a card reader; and
a display operable to display a virtual payment card associated with a physical payment card, the virtual payment card comprising a virtual button operable to associate one of a plurality of options with the transaction data received by the card reader from at least one of the physical payment card or the communications device after the one of the physical payment card or the communication device communicates the transaction data.

US Pat. No. 10,176,423

CARDS AND DEVICES WITH EMBEDDED HOLOGRAMS

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A method comprising:applying an adhesive layer on a surface of a flexible printed circuit board; and
applying a hologram on the adhesive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,095,970

CARDS INCLUDING ANTI-SKIMMING DEVICES

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A card comprising:a radio frequency identification (RFID) antenna;
a mechanical button; and
a device operable to interrupt the ability of the RFID antenna to communicate information when the button is mechanically distorted,
wherein at least a portion of the device is outside the mechanical button,
the mechanical button is operable to move the device, and
a distance between the device and the RFID antenna is based on an amount of mechanical distortion of the mechanical button.

US Pat. No. 10,062,024

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SPIKE SUPPRESSION FOR DYNAMIC MAGNETIC STRIPE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A method comprising:detecting power-up of a device including an integrated circuit;
disabling a first portion of the integrated circuit in response to the detection of the power-up of the device without disabling a second portion of the integrated circuit;
detecting a target value of an operational signal while the first portion of the integrated circuit is disabled; and
enabling the first portion of the integrated circuit in response to the detection of the target value.

US Pat. No. 10,198,687

CARDS AND DEVICES WITH MULTIFUNCTION MAGNETIC EMULATORS AND METHODS FOR USING SAME

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A device comprising:an emulator operable to electrically couple to a read-head of a magnetic stripe reader;
an RFID operable to electrically couple to a RFID reader; and
a processor for controlling the emulator; and
wherein the emulator is operable to electrically couple to and communicate the data to the read-head when the device is located outside and within proximity of the magnetic stripe reader.

US Pat. No. 10,055,614

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADVANCED DETECTION MECHANISMS FOR MAGNETIC CARDS AND DEVICES

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A method, comprising:detecting a presence of a read-head housing of a magnetic stripe reader using a first conductive pad;
detecting a presence of the read-head housing of the magnetic stripe reader using a second conductive pad, wherein the first conductive pad and the second conductive pad are non-adjacent; and
activating a communication sequence with the magnetic stripe reader based on a plurality of detections including a first detection of the read-head housing during the detecting a presence of a read-head housing of a magnetic stripe reader using a first conductive pad and a second detection of the read-head housing during the detecting the presence of the read-head housing of the magnetic stripe reader using a second conductive pad.

US Pat. No. 10,239,700

CAM UNIT AND CONVEYING DEVICE

Techno Dynamics Inc., Ki...

1. A cam unit comprising:a cylindrical cam that is provided to correspond to a moving path and possesses an engaging groove, the moving path moving in an uncoupled state with each of a plurality of carriers to which an object to be conveyed is respectively installed and the plurality of carriers being in states where a set of a plurality of first carriers and a set of a plurality of second carriers are alternately lined up; and
a drive source that drives the cylindrical cam, wherein the cylindrical cam comprises
a first cylindrical cam and a second cylindrical cam are respectively provided to correspond to a predetermined position in the moving path, the first cylindrical cam possessing an engaging groove with which only the first carriers are engageable and the second carriers are not engageable, and the second cylindrical cam possessing an engaging groove with which the second carriers are engageable and the first carriers are not engageable,
a first drive source that drives the first cylindrical cam and a second drive source that drives the second cylindrical cam are included as the drive source,
the engaging grooves of the first cylindrical cam and the second cylindrical cam are helical grooves that possess a first groove part and a second groove part, the second groove part being continuous with the first groove part, being positioned on a downstream side in a conveying direction with respect to the first groove part and having a pitch different from the pitch of the first groove part, and
the second cylindrical cam rotates to move the second carrier that reached the first groove part when an interval of the first carriers is changed by the set of the plurality of the first carriers moving past the first groove part to reach the second groove part by a rotation of the first cylindrical cam.

US Pat. No. 10,238,184

LOCKING MECHANISM WITH ONE AND TWO-STAGE LOCKING VERIFICATION

Control Dynamics Inc., E...

1. A locking mechanism, comprising:a pair of locking tabs, each locking tab having a first arm and a second arm; wherein each locking tab is spaced apart relative to a receiver base having an upper portion and a lower portion and each locking tab is configured to pivot about a respective pin operatively connected to the receiver base, and wherein a cavity is formed between the two locking tabs and the upper portion of the receiver base,
the lower portion of the receiver base configured to be engageable with a first device;
an insert having a lower portion configured with a leading edge and an upper portion; the lower portion of the insert being configured to be received within the cavity and to be engaged by the first arm of each locking tab to keep the insert retained within the cavity; the upper portion of the insert is configured to be engageable with a second device;
three magnetic actuators configured to be positioned respectively at a lower surface of the second arm and leading edge of the insert; and
an electronic switch for each magnetic actuator, wherein each electronic switch is positioned within the receiver base and configured to mate with its respective magnetic actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,231,518

CONTROL DOCKING STATION FOR ONE OR TWO STAGE LOCKING MECHANISM

Control Dynamics Inc., E...

14. A method of verifying when a locking mechanism may be safely released from a safety device, the method comprising:providing a controller configured to sense an unsafe interlock signal, wherein the controller includes a container having an exterior surface;
providing at least two female members and one or more male members where the female members are configured to be in locking engagement with the male member to form a locking mechanism;
wherein each said female member includes a receiver base having an upper portion and a pair of spaced apart chocks, and a pair of locking tabs, wherein each locking tab has a first arm and a second arm connected by a joint that is rotatably connected to the receiver base about a pivot pin such that the first and second arms are positioned relative to the receiver base; and wherein the receiver base of the female member is operably connected to the exterior surface of the controller container;
wherein said male member includes an insert having a key-like projection with a leading edge and a portion opposite the leading edge where the portion has an engagement member; the key-like projection of the insert being engageable by the first arms of the locking tabs of each female member within the cavity to form a locked engagement between the insert of the male member within the confines of the cavity of the receiver base and locking tabs of the female members;
securing a first female member to a safety device and securing the second female member to the exterior surface of the controller container;
securing the male member to a device that is operably connected to the safety device;
inserting the male member into the first female member into locking engagement in which an unsafe interlock signal is emitted;
sensing for the unsafe interlock signal by the controller; and
removing the male member from the first female member operably connected to the safety device when the unsafe interlock signal is interrupted.

US Pat. No. 10,255,545

CARDS AND DEVICES WITH MULTIFUNCTION MAGNETIC EMULATORS AND METHODS FOR USING SAME

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A device comprising:circuitry operable to communicate with a cellular network;
RFID circuitry operable to electrically couple the device to a payment terminal and to communicate RFID data to the payment terminal;
a coil; and
a processor for controlling the operation of the coil such that the coil is operable to electrically couple the device to the payment terminal and to communicate data in magnetic stripe data format to the payment terminal,
wherein the coil is operable to electrically couple the device to the payment terminal from a position beneath a surface of the device.

US Pat. No. 10,252,237

SUSTAINED SUPER-SATURATIONS FOR CONDENSATIONAL GROWTH OF PARTICLES

Aerosol Dynamics Inc., B...

1. A method of enlarging particles, comprising:providing a coiled tube having a tube cross-section and a coil diameter, the tube includes an interior surface having an input adapted to receive a flow and an output, the tube having a length between the input and the output;
wetting the interior surface with a condensing fluid throughout the coiled tube;
heating the tube along first arcuate portion of the tube cross section in a longitudinal portion of the tube to a first temperature;
simultaneously with heating, controlling a second temperature of a second arcuate portion of the tube cross-section along at least the longitudinal portion, the second temperature being cooler than the first temperature; and
introducing the flow into an interior of the tube at the input, the flow moving toward the output and through at least the longitudinal portion.