Patents Assigned to Intermec Technologies Corporation
  • Patent number: 10894431
    Abstract: A system and method for printing an indicia on a graphic medium is described. A print mechanism is operable for marking multiple printouts of the indicia at a target position on the graphic medium, and for outputting a printed media product. The printed media product has a first output group of the marked printouts, and continuous with the output of the first group of printouts, at least one output group of the printouts marked subsequent to the first output group. A controller is operable for adjusting the print mechanism in response to an input related to an evaluation of the printouts marked on the first output group. The adjustment conforms a position at which the printouts are marked in the at least one subsequent output group spatially to the target position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: INTERMEC TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas Axel Jonas Celinder, Chia Kiang Sum
  • Patent number: 10286681
    Abstract: Thermal printheads need a power and/or a data cable to deliver energy to the thermal printhead to print. With a wireless thermal printhead, however, a printer can run without using a power or a data cable. By removing the cable, benefits include shrinking the printer size, increasing durability of the printer and making it easier to change a thermal printhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Intermec Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Zhiyong Liu, Kian Kiat Chua
  • Patent number: 10217089
    Abstract: A guided barcode printer diagnostic and servicing system and method includes a software application for a smart phone that simplifies the process of detecting problems with and servicing a malfunctioning barcode printer. Illustrated, audible, and/or written instructions prompt the user to obtain photographs, video recordings, and/or audio samples of the malfunctioning printer. Data processing algorithms extract diagnostic data from the photographs, video recordings, and/or audio samples. The diagnostic data is compared to known printer problem data stored in a database. If a potential problem is identified, a likely repair solution is presented with easy-to-follow servicing instructions. If a potential problem is not identified, additional troubleshooting steps are performed by the user, if needed, until the barcode printer is fixed or it is determined that a skilled service technician is needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: INTERMEC TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas Axel Jonas Celinder, Torben Kristofer Berggren
  • Patent number: 10185860
    Abstract: A method for evaluating an output pattern printed on a medium is described. A reference pattern is stored. The output pattern is printed on the medium based correspondingly on the stored reference pattern. A scan based instance of the output pattern is rendered, which has a set of features at least corresponding to the printed output pattern and zero or more features additional thereto. A difference image, having the zero or more features of the rendered scan instance, is computed based on a comparison of the rendered scan instance to the stored reference pattern. Upon the zero or more features including at least one feature, the computed difference image is evaluated in relation to a proximity of at least one feature to locations pixels of the reference pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: INTERMEC TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Erik Karl Henning Unemyr, Karl Perry
  • Patent number: 10129414
    Abstract: A printer that includes systems for detecting transparent medium may include a medium dispenser for transporting print medium along a transport pathway to a print station which receives the print medium. Transmitters and receivers may be positioned on opposite sides of the transport pathway for scanning the print medium with a light beam. The sensor arrangement may be configured to detect deflection of the light beam when a transparent print medium is transported on the transport pathway between the transmitter and the receiver. The results of the scan may be communicated to a controller to facilitate proper print settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Intermec Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: S├ębastien Michel Marie Joseph d'Armancourt, Adriel Kee Fatt Siew
  • Patent number: 10057442
    Abstract: Printing a graphic media product is described. The media product has an indicia marked on a media substrate. An installation of a supply of the media substrate is detected. A sensor is activated based on the detection of the installation. The activated sensor measures a width of the installed media substrate. A center position of the media substrate is computed based on the measured width. The marking of the indicia upon the media substrate is aligned relative to the computed center position of the media substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Intermec Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Boon Hao Wong, Sze Ping Ching
  • Patent number: 9975324
    Abstract: A print media holder device has first and second grip members. Permanent magnets are attached to the first and second grip members. An electromagnet is disposed between the first and second grip members, where when the electromagnet is selectively energized the permanent magnets attached to the first and second grip members are repelled in a manner that increases the outer dimension of the print media holder device to grip a media core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Intermec Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Wai Kit Ho, Harry Nicholas Makabali Lansangan, Ling Siong Chwa
  • Patent number: 9916488
    Abstract: A method for evaluating an output pattern printed on a medium is described. A reference pattern is stored. The output pattern is printed on the medium based correspondingly on the stored reference pattern. A scan based instance of the output pattern is rendered, which has a set of features at least corresponding to the printed output pattern and zero or more features additional thereto. A difference image, having the zero or more features of the rendered scan instance, is computed based on a comparison of the rendered scan instance to the stored reference pattern. Upon the zero or more features including at least one feature, the computed difference image is evaluated in relation to a proximity of at least one feature to locations pixels of the reference pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Intermec Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Erik Karl Henning Unemyr, Karl Perry
  • Publication number: 20180068278
    Abstract: A guided barcode printer diagnostic and servicing system and method includes a software application for a smart phone that simplifies the process of detecting problems with and servicing a malfunctioning barcode printer. Illustrated, audible, and/or written instructions prompt the user to obtain photographs, video recordings, and/or audio samples of the malfunctioning printer. Data processing algorithms extract diagnostic data from the photographs, video recordings, and/or audio samples. The diagnostic data is compared to known printer problem data stored in a database. If a potential problem is identified, a likely repair solution is presented with easy-to-follow servicing instructions. If a potential problem is not identified, additional troubleshooting steps are performed by the user, if needed, until the barcode printer is fixed or it is determined that a skilled service technician is needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: INTERMEC TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas Axel Jonas Celinder, Torben Kristofer Berggren
  • Patent number: 9883063
    Abstract: Printing a graphic media product is described. The media product has an indicia marked on a media substrate. An installation of a supply of the media substrate is detected. A sensor is activated based on the detection of the installation. The activated sensor measures a width of the installed media substrate. A center position of the media substrate is computed based on the measured width. The marking of the indicia upon the media substrate is aligned relative to the computed center position of the media substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Intermec Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Boon Hao Wong, Sze Ping Ching
  • Patent number: 9876923
    Abstract: Printing a graphic media product is described. The media product has an indicia marked on a media substrate. An installation of a supply of the media substrate is detected. A sensor is activated based on the detection of the installation. The activated sensor measures a width of the installed media substrate. A center position of the media substrate is computed based on the measured width. The marking of the indicia upon the media substrate is aligned relative to the computed center position of the media substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Intermec Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Boon Hao Wong, Sze Ping Ching
  • Patent number: 9864891
    Abstract: A label printing device and method include a proportional-integral-derivative controller and a variable speed printer motor. The variable speed printer motor is connected to the proportion-integral-derivative controller, and has an automatically optimized printing speed determined by a print duration history of one or more previously completed print jobs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Intermec Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Torben Kristofer Berggren, Thomas Axel Jonas Celinder, Erik Karl Henning Unemyr
  • Patent number: 9844956
    Abstract: A system and method for printing an indicia on a graphic medium is described. A print mechanism is operable for marking multiple printouts of the indicia at a target position on the graphic medium, and for outputting a printed media product. The printed media product has a first output group of the marked printouts, and continuous with the output of the first group of printouts, at least one output group of the printouts marked subsequent to the first output group. A controller is operable for adjusting the print mechanism in response to an input related to an evaluation of the printouts marked on the first output group. The adjustment conforms a position at which the printouts are marked in the at least one subsequent output group spatially to the target position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Intermec Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Axel Jonas Celinder, Chia Kiang Sum
  • Patent number: 9805343
    Abstract: A guided barcode printer diagnostic and servicing system and method includes a software application for a smart phone that simplifies the process of detecting problems with and servicing a malfunctioning barcode printer. Illustrated, audible, and/or written instructions prompt the user to obtain photographs, video recordings, and/or audio samples of the malfunctioning printer. Data processing algorithms extract diagnostic data from the photographs, video recordings, and/or audio samples. The diagnostic data is compared to known printer problem data stored in a database. If a potential problem is identified, a likely repair solution is presented with easy-to-follow servicing instructions. If a potential problem is not identified, additional troubleshooting steps are performed by the user, if needed, until the barcode printer is fixed or it is determined that a skilled service technician is needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Intermec Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Axel Jonas Celinder, Torben Kristofer Berggren
  • Publication number: 20170235991
    Abstract: A method for evaluating an output pattern printed on a medium is described. A reference pattern is stored. The output pattern is printed on the medium based correspondingly on the stored reference pattern. A scan based instance of the output pattern is rendered, which has a set of features at least corresponding to the printed output pattern and zero or more features additional thereto. A difference image, having the zero or more features of the rendered scan instance, is computed based on a comparison of the rendered scan instance to the stored reference pattern. Upon the zero or more features including at least one feature, the computed difference image is evaluated in relation to a proximity of at least one feature to locations pixels of the reference pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: Intermec Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Erik Karl Henning Unemyr, Karl Perry
  • Patent number: 9656487
    Abstract: A print media holder device has first and second grip members. Permanent magnets are attached to the first and second grip members. An electromagnet is disposed between the first and second grip members, where when the electromagnet is selectively energized the permanent magnets attached to the first and second grip members are repelled in a manner that increases the outer dimension of the print media holder device to grip a media core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Intermec Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Wai Kit Ho, Harry Nicholas Makabali Lansangan, Ling Siong Chwa
  • Patent number: 9646191
    Abstract: A method for evaluating an output pattern printed on a medium is described. A reference pattern is stored. The output pattern is printed on the medium based correspondingly on the stored reference pattern. A scan based instance of the output pattern is rendered, which has a set of features at least corresponding to the printed output pattern and zero or more features additional thereto. A difference image, having the zero or more features of the rendered scan instance, is computed based on a comparison of the rendered scan instance to the stored reference pattern. Upon the zero or more features including at least one feature, the computed difference image is evaluated in relation to a proximity of at least one feature to locations pixels of the reference pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Intermec Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Erik Karl Henning Unemyr, Karl Perry
  • Patent number: 9383848
    Abstract: A piezoelectric tactile input device and method in a computing environment. An embodiment disclosed herein includes a touch screen having several piezoelectric regions within a piezoelectric material layer that may generate a voltage when deformed in a localized area. The piezoelectric layer may be disposed between sensor layers of rows and columns of sensor traces for detecting the voltage generated at any particular piezoelectric region. The detected voltage signals may then be used to extrapolate the position of the localized area in which the piezoelectric layer was deformed (e.g., from a finger touch or a stylus). Further, because the piezoelectric layer generates a greater voltage in the presence of a greater pressure, the device may further decipher a relative level of force for the tactile input on the touch screen and detect multiple touch locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Intermec Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Hamoon Ghasemzadeh Daghigh
  • Publication number: 20130257744
    Abstract: A piezoelectric tactile input device and method in a computing environment. An embodiment disclosed herein includes a touch screen having a piezoelectric material layer that may generate a voltage when deformed in a localized area. The piezoelectric layer may also include a pattern of sensors for detecting the voltage generated. The detected voltage signals may then be used to extrapolate the position of the localized area in which the piezoelectric layer was deformed (e.g., from a finger touch or a stylus). Further, because the piezoelectric layer generates a greater voltage in the presence of a greater pressure, the device may further decipher a relative level of force for the tactile input on the touch screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: INTERMEC TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hamoon Ghasemzadeh Daghigh, Daniel Perreault
  • Patent number: D810820
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Intermec Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Chua Ching Hong, Suraini Binte Saptu, Noorasykin Binte Mokhtar