Patents Assigned to Silverbrook Research PTL Ltd
  • Patent number: 6106147
    Abstract: An information storage apparatus is disclosed for storing information on inserted cards the apparatus comprising a sensing means for sensing printed patterns on the surface stored on the card, the patterns arranged in a predetermined number of possible active areas of the card; a decoding means for decoding the sensed printed patterns into corresponding data; a printing means for printing dot patterns on the card in at least one of the active areas; a positioning means for positioning the sensed card at known locations relative to the sensing means and the printing means; wherein the sensing means is adapted to sense the printed patterns in a current active printed area of the card, the decoding means is adapted to decode the sensed printed patterns into corresponding current data and, when the current data requires updating, the printing means is adapted to print the updated current data at a new one of the active areas after activation of the positioning means for correctly position the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research PTL Ltd
    Inventor: Kia Silverbrook