Patents Assigned to Intermec IP Corporation
  • Patent number: 10140724
    Abstract: A method of operating a dimensioning system to determine dimensional information for objects is disclosed. A number of images are acquired. Objects in at least one of the acquired images are computationally identified. One object represented in the at least one of the acquired images is computationally initially selected as a candidate for processing. An indication of the initially selected object is provided to a user. At least one user input indicative of an object selected for processing is received. Dimensional data for the object indicated by the received user input is computationally determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corporation
    Inventors: Virginie Benos, Vincent Bessettes, Franck Laffargue
  • Patent number: 9672398
    Abstract: A scanner system is operable for gathering graphic data from a scan target. The scanner system has a single illumination source component operable for generating light, for aiming the scanner system with a filtered beam of the generated light directed at the scan target, and for illuminating the scan target with the directed light. The scanner system also has a detector component operable for sensing a reflection from the scan target, the sensed reflection including a portion of the directed light with which the scan target is illuminated, and for detecting information in the sensed reflection, in which the information detected in sensed reflection corresponds to the graphic data gathered from the scan target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corporation
    Inventors: Alain Gillet, Serge Thuries
  • Patent number: 9234782
    Abstract: Volume dimensioning employs techniques to reduce multipath reflection or return of illumination, and hence distortion. Volume dimensioning for any given target object includes a sequence of one or more illuminations and respective detections of returned illumination. A sequence typically includes illumination with at least one initial spatial illumination pattern and with one or more refined spatial illumination patterns. Refined spatial illumination patterns are generated based on previous illumination in order to reduce distortion. The number of refined spatial illumination patterns in a sequence may be fixed, or may vary based on results of prior illumination(s) in the sequence. Refined spatial illumination patterns may avoid illuminating background areas that contribute to distortion. Sometimes, illumination with the initial spatial illumination pattern may produce sufficiently acceptable results, and refined spatial illumination patterns in the sequence omitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corporation
    Inventors: Franck Laffargue, Alain Gillet, Serge Thuries
  • Patent number: 9123479
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for creating an integrated access door and switch actuator. The integrated access door and switch actuator are created from a single composite material. The composite material is flexible to allow movement, but is also durable to provide a protective covering. The integrated access door and switch actuator include a hinge, which allows the access door to move to an open and closed position while the switch actuator is stationary in a fixed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corporation
    Inventor: William Woodburn
  • Patent number: 7895267
    Abstract: This invention provides an extensible method for performing management operations on known and unknown targets. The extensible method is implemented on a fully extensible system where management software and triggers that cause these management operations to be run are easily extended in the field. The triggers may include information indicating a change in inventory, product state, or an event, and may originate directly from a product or from an information store containing information about installed products. The management software facilitates mining this information, parsing the information through a manifest of the triggers, and selecting functions to determine if a management operation should be executed, and if so, which management operation. Generally, the management software executes the selected management operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corporation
    Inventors: Arthur Millican, Jonathan Fletcher
  • Patent number: 6478223
    Abstract: A color symbology, such as a bar code symbology, employs three or more colors to encode elements of one or more integer-widths. A light source or an appropriate filter of a color matched to one color of the symbology produces peaks in a reflectance signal produced from a light sensor, which receives light reflected from the symbol. Another, unmatched, color in the symbology produces valleys in the reflectance profile. A third or intermediate color produces a reflectance signal in a middle portion of the reflectance profile. By identifying the peaks and valleys in the profile, the portions corresponding to the intermediate color, may be found by measuring distances between centers of the peaks and valleys in the reflectance profile. As a result, all elements, of all colors in the symbol, may be decoded using a simple data collection reader, such as a laser scanner, employing only a single color laser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corporation
    Inventor: H. Sprague Ackley
  • Patent number: 6462765
    Abstract: An on-demand subsurface printed label. Indicia is reverse printed on the back of a clear plastic label film. Resulting label is suitable for harsh environments without requiring pre-printing or use of an extra protective outer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Girard Conwell, Pixie Ann Austin
  • Patent number: 6410112
    Abstract: A multi-layer label/tag is disclosed, which may be utilized either as a label or a tag, depending on the needs of the user. The label/tag includes a printed or printable top face sheet and a number of release layers. The top face sheet is attached to the release layers such that it may be removed as a tag or as a label. Cutting through the multi-layer assembly allows a user to remove the item as a label or a tag, as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corporation
    Inventor: Ray Hatfield
  • Patent number: 6398105
    Abstract: A method and system for intelligently routing data received from an automatic data collection (“ADC”) device in an ADC device platform based on its type. A data routing mechanism operates on the data-receiving side of an ADC data server. After identifying the characteristics of the input data, the data routing mechanism determines the destination for the data based on the characteristics, then routes the data to the selected destination. For some types of data, the selected destination may be an intermediate destination where the data undergoes additional processing before being transmitted to another location, while for other types of data the selected destination may be the application that ultimately processes the data. For example, the data routing mechanism may receive a set of input data, analyze the data to determine that the data is voice data, and then route the data to a speech recognition module that processes voice data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corporation
    Inventors: Jon R. Ramberg, Jeffrey M. Hunt, Paul David Shoeman, James T. Katsandres
  • Publication number: 20020049520
    Abstract: A system and method for automated, wireless short-range data collection and communications for interconnected mobile systems, such as trains includes a master control unit and a plurality of data transmission units communicating in a daisy-chain fashion along the collection of interconnected mobile systems. The master control unit can verify collected data and serve as an interface with an external communications system for providing real-time data to a central control site, for example via wayside readers, satellite communications, cell phone linkage, 2-way radio, etc. Data could include sensor information, railcar identification, status, trouble spots, location, and warnings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Publication date: April 25, 2002
    Applicant: Intermec IP Corporation
    Inventor: Wesley M. Mays
  • Patent number: 6330972
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for error correction enhancement for decoding data collection symbols encoding data characters, special function characters, and error correction characters comprising: (i) reading a machine readable symbol; (ii) attempt to decode the symbol; (iii) selecting a group of n successive characters, where n is equal to the number of error correction characters in the symbol; (iv) attempt to solve an error correction equation while treating the group of characters as erasures; and (v) repeatedly selecting groups of successive characters and attempting to solve the error correction equation until the equation is solved or until there are no more groups of n successive characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2001
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher A. Wiklof, H. Sprague Ackley
  • Patent number: 6328214
    Abstract: The invention concerns an oplo-electronic device for acquisition of images of codes in one and two dimensions, comprising an electronic sensor constituted by a high-resolution photosensitive matrix, an analog/digital converter to convert the data emitted from the electronic sensor, and an image acquisition and processing module, comprising a preprocessing module and two processing modules, forming a pipe-line type architecture. The preprocessing module, acts in synchronous mode on the flow of digital data and implements simple image-processing operations. A number of cabled processing units can form the preprocessing modules. The processing modules, are constituted by programmable modules acting in asynchronous mode on the data emitted from the preceding module and stored in alternative manner in two memory blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corporation
    Inventors: Khalid El Akel, Christophe Dumontier, Patrick Reuze, Serge Thuries, Jean-Michel Puech, Jean-Louis Massieu
  • Patent number: 6321986
    Abstract: A new bar code symbology in an exemplary embodiment employs three bars (and spaces) within nine modules, similar to Code 93. Fifty-three data characters are defined, including several special mode characters. By employing these special mode characters, together with certain routines, three symbol characters can represent two 8-bit bytes, or one 16-bit word. As a result, the symbology can efficiently encode 8-bit bytes for use in computer processing, or encode 16-bit character sets such as Unicode. Symbology encodes extended channel interpretation (ECI) numbers, provides multiple numeric compression modes, provides a structured append using a single mode character, as well as other features. Additionally, the symbology includes error correction, with a Special Features Flag character indicating use of error correction in a symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corporation
    Inventor: H. Sprague Ackley
  • Patent number: 6278413
    Abstract: An antenna structure including a driven antenna element is formed on a substrate that is folded to provide a closed surface, causing the substrate to be nonplanar and spacing the driven antenna element from a base of the substrate. Adhesives on an outside surface of the substrate permit fastening of the folded substrate to a container or packaging. The substrate may have one or more resilient elbows formed by folding, to bias the antenna element carrying portion of the substrate from the base of the substrate. A modulation circuit may drive the driven antenna element. The flexible substrate may be folded into any of a variety of forms such as a substantially O-shape, a substantially oval shape, a substantially coil shape, a substantially spiral shape, and a substantially S-shape. Additional folds in the substrate may provide surfaces for mounting passive or parasitic antenna elements, such as reflectors and directors, to form a Yagi antenna structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corporation
    Inventors: Steven C. Hugh, Christopher A. Wiklof, Terry M. Hudkins
  • Patent number: 6259044
    Abstract: A keypad-overlay for use with an electronic device. The electronic device has a plurality of keys or signal input members coupled to electronic components within a housing of the electronic device. The signal input members have key indicia that identify key strokes usable in operation of the electronic components. The keypad-overlay is removably positioned adjacent to the signal input members. The keypad-overlay has a plurality of translucent cover members each positioned over a respective key indicia within the key indicia being visible to a user through the translucent cover member. The cover members have tactile indicators that provide a tactile indication to a user that the cover member has depressed a selected distance to accomplish a key stroke. The cover members have a key-activating protrusion positioned to engage and activate the key when the cover member is depressed toward the key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Paratore, Thomas R. Benson
  • Patent number: 6186406
    Abstract: A new bar code symbology in an exemplary embodiment employs three bars (and spaces) within nine modules, similar to Code 93. Fifty-three data characters are defined, including several special mode characters. By employing these special mode characters, together with certain routines, three symbol characters can represent two 8-bit bytes, or one 16-bit word. As a result, the symbology can efficiently encode 8-bit bytes for use in computer processing, or encode 16-bit character sets such as Unicode. Symbology encodes extended channel interpretation (ECI) numbers, provides multiple numeric compression modes, provides a structured append using a single mode character, as well as other features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corporation
    Inventor: H. Sprague Ackley
  • Patent number: 6161123
    Abstract: The disclosed system provides a UDP+ connection-oriented protocol layer that reliably communicates over the UDP transport layer in a hand-held device. By providing reliable communication over the UDP transport layer instead of using the TAP transport layer, memory requirements are reduced, and applications running on the hand-held device have reliable data transfers performed on their behalf. Additionally, the UDP+ layer is designed to communicate using a "persistent session." A persistent session is a mode of communication where, when a connection terminates, the data associated with the connection, including the packets that have not yet been transferred, is not discarded. Instead, in using a persistent session, UDP+ retains the data associated with a connection after it terminates, reestablishes the connection, and completes the data transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corporation
    Inventors: Julia J. Renouard, Alan Piercy, Steve Heckt, Joe Savarese
  • Patent number: 6152370
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for decoding profiles which fail to resolve narrow elements in machine-readable symbols formed as relief patterns, first begins by identifying which elements in the profile are resolved. Second, the distances between the centers of the resolved elements are determined. Third, closure boundaries are determined, and the widths of resolved elements are determined at the closure boundary. The type of resolved element is determined based on its measured width. Thereafter, a unit distance is determined for 1-wide narrow elements unresolved in the profile. Based on the unit distance and the width of two adjacent resolved elements, a matrix is constructed for determining the number of narrow elements unresolved between two resolved elements. Based on the measured center distances, the resolved element widths and the matrix, all of the unresolved narrow elements are identified in the profile and the profile is subsequently decoded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corporation
    Inventor: H. Sprague Ackley
  • Patent number: 6149059
    Abstract: A new bar code symbology in an exemplary embodiment employs three bars (and spaces) within nine modules, similar to Code 93. Fifty-three data characters are defined, including several special mode characters. By employing these special mode characters, together with certain routines, three symbol characters can represent two 8-bit bytes, or one 16-bit word. As a result, the symbology can efficiently encode 8-bit bytes for use in computer processing, or encode 16-bit character sets such as Unicode. Symbology encodes extended channel interpretation (ECI) numbers, provides multiple numeric compression modes, provides a structured append using a single mode character, as well as other features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corporation
    Inventor: H. Sprague Ackley
  • Patent number: 6146030
    Abstract: A method and associated apparatus prints bars of symbol characters comprised of a plurality of rows which are in turn comprised of a plurality of close adjacent dots to improve print quality and modulation when the symbol is printed on a media which is or can be laminated. The basic method includes removing a portion of one dot or more from an end of each of the plurality of rows of pairs of wide bars separated by an intervening space. As a result, the inside edges of the wide bars are reduced, thereby increasing the width of the intervening space, and resulting in improved symbol print quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corporation
    Inventor: H. Sprague Ackley