Patents Examined by Daniel Stcyr
  • Patent number: 7311256
    Abstract: Computer software which includes code configured to create a printer label format based on a printed label that has been scanned. The code is configured to scan a label by either using a plurality of different types of scanners, or by using a single piece of hardware which can perform a plurality of different types of scans. Then, the scanned label is used to generate a label format. The label format created from the scanned label is thereafter useable to print labels similar in format to the label which was scanned. Preferably, barcodes are recognized as barcodes, and not just as graphics. Preferably, a user is prompted, via a visual display, to confirm that the scanned objects have been correctly characterized and the user can change any of the characterizations made by the software. The user can link any object to a variable field, and can add embedded printer-specific non-printing control codes to the label format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: ZIH Corp.
    Inventor: Karl Torchalski
  • Patent number: 7306152
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for identifying a mass-customized part by encoding a part identification into a multi-dimensional bar code; and using a stereolithography apparatus (SLA) to make the part with multi-dimensional bar code embedded therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: James C. Culp, Kwan Ho, Shiva Prasad Sambu, Srinivas Kaza, Craig E. Farren, Samuel J. Kass, Sergey Nikolsky
  • Patent number: 7306140
    Abstract: An integrated circuit card system and method are disclosed. The integrated circuit card system may include a host and a memory card for storing test data transferred from the host. The host may transfer the test data to the memory card when a processing time of the memory card exceeds a reference time. The memory card may calculate the test data transferred from the host, and the host may read out the calculated test data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kikuchi Takashi, Joong-Chul Yoon, Jong-Sang Choi
  • Patent number: 7299988
    Abstract: An information processing system comprises an information providing medium that stores information in an electromagnetic or optical manner, the information providing medium being attached to an entity in order to provide information associated with the entity; a hand held terminal device having an information read function that reads information from the information providing medium in an electromagnetic or optical manner and record the information; and an information processing unit for retrieving the information recorded in the hand held terminal device; wherein the information providing medium is inconspicuously attached to the entity. In this manner, the information can be recorded into the hand held terminal for later use by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Takaharu Kitada
  • Patent number: 7299969
    Abstract: A region having coded data thereon, wherein at least some of the coded data includes data indicative of a functional attribute of a part of the region. A sensing device for use with such a region, the sensing device for sensing and reacting to data indicative of a functional attribute of a part of the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Lapstun Paul, Kia Silverbrook
  • Patent number: 7293705
    Abstract: A method and system for vending products from a defined area, such as a micro-warehouse with a door. The method includes fitting each product with a radio frequency identification tag, positioning the plurality of products in a micro-warehouse, sensing opening and closing of the micro-warehouse door, scanning the plurality of products in the micro-warehouse upon sensing closing of the door to determine the number and type of products in the micro-warehouse, generating a message based on the number and type of products in the micro-warehouse, transmitting the message to a remote processor or server, and maintaining an inventory in the remote processor based on the message. The system is designed to be accessed by authorized individuals possessing some type of code or identifying mechanism. The micro-warehouses may be cabinets, refrigerators, secured rooms, or similar storage units or areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Promega Corporation
    Inventors: William A. Linton, John Linton, Julia E. Krueger, Michael P. Dearing
  • Patent number: 7293703
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for establishing online a buyer price for a first plurality of products. The buyer price being lower than a retail price of the first plurality of products, the first plurality of products to be picked up during a subsequent transaction at a retailer. Thereafter, a second plurality of products which the buyer has actually received during the subsequent transaction is determined. A penalty may be assessed if the first and second plurality of products do not correspond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Walker Digital, LLC
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Andrew S. Van Luchene, Jose A. Suarez, Magdalena M. Fincham, Dean P. Alderucci, James A. Jorasch, Robert C. Tedesco, Matthew D. Breitenbach
  • Patent number: 7293706
    Abstract: A central labeling data (CLD) management system provides centralized management, assembly, and distribution of labeling data for use in generating replacement labels for damaged vehicles. For example, the CLD management system includes a database that stores label data for a plurality of vehicles produced by a plurality of different manufacturers. The CLD management system presents an interface to receive an electronic communication from a client computing device associated with a repair shop. The electronic communication includes a request for label data associated with an original vehicle label. The CLD management system retrieves the requested label data from the database and communicates the label data to an output device for printing a new vehicle label for use by the repair shop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Mark F. Schulz, Jeffrey R. Janssen, John E. Gozum, Gary L. Asmus
  • Patent number: 7293713
    Abstract: A bar code including a first linear bar code portion, and portions with two-dimensional bar codes at the ends of the first bar code portion. A separation through the first portion. The two-dimensional bar code at each end is inverted from the other end, and in an embodiment is also rotated 180.degree., which enable the two-dimensional bar codes on separated parts of the single bar code to be identical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: International Barcode Corporation
    Inventor: Allen Lubow
  • Patent number: 7290710
    Abstract: A system passively identifies objects at large distances with an integrated two-dimensional pattern, spectral tailoring, and an imaging system. Encoded information allows objects of various origin and configuration to be easily and rapidly identified by optical means, but is invisible to the naked eye. The devices used for detecting the objects may be ground-based, airborne, or even satellite-based, and can track engagements of such marked objects in real-time. A tailored reflective surface at a specific wavelength band is applied to the exteriors of the objects to form a unique signature. A scanning system passively records the light emanating from the signature in the specific band, and recognizes the signature to discern what the object is based on a database of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: William J. Betush, James R. Reed, Russell G. Torti
  • Patent number: 7290712
    Abstract: An electronic screen display includes a screen, a memory storing digital content for display on the screen, a processor communicatively coupled to the memory and the screen, and a sensor communicatively coupled to the processor. The processor obtains digital content from the memory and generates signals causing a primary display to appear on the screen. The sensor is activated by sensing a light signal emitted from an external device being used to read information from the primary display, and causes the processor to obtain further digital content from the memory and generate signals causing a secondary display to appear on the screen. A corresponding display method includes displaying primary digital content on a screen, sensing a light signal emitted from an external device being used to read information from the screen, and in response to the sensing the light signal, causing secondary digital content to appear on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Inventor: Michael Stefan Leoniak
  • Patent number: 7290704
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention a method to allow a consumer to direct payments to be made via one or more payment vehicles of choice is provided. In another embodiment of the present invention a system to allow a consumer to direct payments to be made via one or more payment vehicles of choice is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Inventors: Robert Ball, Daniel Friel, Jeffrey R. Sechrest
  • Patent number: 7290717
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for obtaining data from radio frequency identification (RFID) tags are described. A read of data stored in a RFID tag is initiated. It is determined that the read failed. A machine readable symbol of the RFID tag is scanned to identify the RFID tag. The read and scan can be performed by a multi-mode reader device or by separate devices. In an aspect, a portion of the scanning operation can be performed before it is determined that the read failed. In a further aspect, a reversible obscuration partially or entirely prevents decoding of the machine readable symbol. The obscuration is reversed to expose the machine readable symbol prior to scanning the machine readable symbol. An indication can be provided on the RFID tag to indicate to an operator that the machine readable symbol is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Frederick Schuessler
  • Patent number: 7287695
    Abstract: A system for conducting financial transactions is provided wherein payment cards have stored account information including a first portion readable by a first machine-readable technology and a second portion readable by a second different machine-readable technology. Terminals employing both of said first and second technologies are used to capture said card account information for conducting each such transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventor: John Wankmueller
  • Patent number: 7287703
    Abstract: A removable memory card can include a plurality of connector contacts including a Universal Serial Bus (USB) controller module power contact and a separate controller module power contact configured to provide separate mutually exclusively applied voltage to the removable memory card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-il Son, Sam-yong Bahng, Jong-keun Ahn, Sang-wook Kang
  • Patent number: 7284701
    Abstract: A system for browsing a computer network includes at least one server that is programmed to generate page print data incorporating visible data representing information for reading and invisible coded data. At least one network printer is connected to the server and is configured to print the visible information with conventional ink and the pattern with invisible ink that is capable of being read with an optical reader. At least one optical reader is connected to the, or each respective, printer and is capable of detecting the invisible ink to generate a signal representing the coded data. The, or each, server is programmed so that at least a portion of the coded data represents at least an instruction to one or more servers to retrieve further page print data from the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Paul Lapstun
  • Patent number: 7281666
    Abstract: A vehicle identification system is disclosed that organizes pertinent data about an automobile and the automobile's owner on a card the size of a credit card. Various pictures of the vehicle are positioned on the card for quick visual inspection, and a bar code and magnetic strip interface with established national networks so that registration information can be gained instantaneously. Detailing performed on the vehicle can also be stored on the card via the bar code and/or magnetic strip to assist insurance and law enforcement employees in confirming a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Inventor: Joseph C Smith
  • Patent number: 7281667
    Abstract: A tamper resistant, integrated circuit (IC) module includes a ceramic-based chip carrier, one or more integrated circuit chips attached to the chip carrier, and a cap structure attached to the chip carrier, covering the one or more integrated circuit chips. A conductive grid structure is formed in the chip carrier and cap structure, the conductive structure having a plurality of meandering lines disposed in an x-direction, a y-direction, and a z-direction. The conductive grid structure is configured so as to detect an attempt to penetrate the IC module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mukta G. Farooq, Benjamin V. Fasano, Jason L. Frankel, Harvey C. Hamel, Suresh D Kadakia, David C. Long, Frank L. Pompeo, Sudipta K. Ray
  • Patent number: 7281665
    Abstract: A method for monitoring a subscriber's use of a service in a telecommunication network including a communication device configured to communicate through the telecommunication network with a server. The communication device may be coupled to a subscriber's smart card, such that the subscriber's smart card includes services configured to initiate or receive an action from the communication device. Further, the action may include at least one parameter identifying a first service, such that the method may include an interception step, in which a command associated with the first service is intercepted. Subsequently, the method may also include an extraction step, in which relevant data identifying the first service is extracted from the command. Following the extraction step, the method may also include a calculation step, in which the relevant data is analyzed to provide statistical information, which may be related to behavior of the subscriber's use of the first service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Inventor: Farid Hamichi
  • Patent number: 7278567
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that process service requests associated with one or more work machines. In one embodiment, a process is disclosed that includes receiving status information associated with operations of the first work machine and analyzing a first work machine flow sequence associated with the first work machine based on the status information. Based on the analysis, a service request is generated. To fulfill the service request, the process may include modifying a second work machine flow sequence associated with a second work machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Lewis Ferguson, Trent Ray Meiss, Brian Lane Jenkins, Steven Wayne O'Neal, Daniel Craig Wood