Patents Examined by Seung Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 7429000
    Abstract: Increased confidence in, and acceptance of, cordless hand-held scanners may be obtained through a cordless hand-held scanner with improved user feedback. In an illustrative embodiment, the state of one or more indicators is changed as a result of feedback from a coupled host processor. The indicators are set to a first (or pending) state when a scan is performed, and remain in the first state up until the time the host feedback is received. The indicators are set to a second (or successful) state if the feedback indicates the host successfully received the scan data. The indicators are set to a third (or failure) state if the feedback indicates the host failed to properly receive the scan data. Obtaining timely confirmation that the host processor has received the scan successfully leads to increased confidence in, and acceptance of, the cordless hand-held scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Socket Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonard Ott, John E. Brandon, Charles E. Ader
  • Patent number: 7389917
    Abstract: A computerized method that provides a Web page having control structures for gathering behavioral biometrics. The method can receive behavioral biometric data in accordance with the control structures and in accordance with interactions of a user with the Web page. Additionally, the method can compare the received behavioral biometric data with at least one set of previously established values. The user can be profiled based upon comparison results. This profiling can affect the manner in which Web pages are provided to the user as well as the content contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Subil M. Abraham, Jason A. Gonzalez, Hung Tack Kwan, Mathews Thomas
  • Patent number: 7387244
    Abstract: A voting system and method with a voter verifiable real-time audit log is disclosed. The voting system includes at least one voting terminal operable to record a plurality of poll worker actions and a plurality of voter actions taken at the voting terminal. The voting system also includes at least one printer connected to the voting terminal that is operable to print the poll worker actions and the voter actions on a continuous paper roll so as to create a printed audit log in real-time as the poll worker actions and the voter actions are taken at the voting terminal. Preferably, the paper roll is secured within a locked housing such that the audit log is inaccessible to a voter using the voting terminal. The locked housing includes a display window that enables the voter to review a portion of the audit log associated with the voter in order to verify the voter actions printed on the paper roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Election Systems & Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Bolton, Robert Hogzett, Michael Dammann
  • Patent number: 7380720
    Abstract: An optical scanning system having an imaging optical system for imaging a plurality of light beams deflected by a deflecting surface of a optical deflector upon different scan surfaces. The imaging optical system includes an imaging optical element which has at least one optical surface defined, with respect to the sub-scan sectional plane, in accordance with different functions related to different regions. When with respect to the sub-scan sectional plane the plurality of light beams incident on one and the same deflecting surface of the optical deflector have the same reflection point thereon, there is relationship defined for a meridional line of the optical surface of the imaging optical element defined in accordance with the function, whereas when the plurality of light beams have different reflection points on the optical deflector, there is a different relationship for the meridional line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hidekazu Shimomura
  • Patent number: 7377423
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for processing bank notes present as separate deposits. To improve the processing reliability of the individual deposits, it is provided that the beginning and/or end of each deposit is recognized, and a separate carrier is used for each deposit for transporting the deposit to processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Erwin Demmeler, Alfred Schmidt, Frank Werner
  • Patent number: 7377437
    Abstract: A targeting system for a portable image reader, which advantageously combines a number of functions including alignment, aiming, framing and range finding and provides a wide imaging range with an optimal field of view, is described. The targeting system projects a predetermined pattern having two or more components onto the target such that the components maintain a uniform distance between one another to bound the target and further vary in size as a function of their distance between the image reader and the target. The targeting system comprises targeting LED's, apertures positioned over the targeting LED's, and cylindrical lenses positioned over the apertures. With this arrangement, at least two vertical lines are projected onto a target such that the lines maintain a uniform distance apart from one another, but vary in length as a function of the reader distance from the target. This allows the operator to quickly position the imaging device over a target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Psion Teklogix Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Gregg R. Kricorissian, Xinjun Xie
  • Patent number: 7377449
    Abstract: A system for a two dimension bar code for synchronous omni-directional information and its identifying method are disclosed with advantages of simple in identifying, low requirement on scanner synchronization and high in ability to identifying with anti-aberration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: LP Technologies (Shanghai) Inc.
    Inventor: Longxiang Bian
  • Patent number: 7374101
    Abstract: An adapter panel has an adapter where a connector including a wireless IC tag in a side surface is inserted or removed. The adapter panel includes a booster antenna placed in a position facing the wireless IC tag of the adapter when the connector is inserted to the adapter, and an equipment antenna placed in a surface of the adapter panel which is a reverse side of the surface where the connector is inserted or removed in a position corresponding to the booster antenna. The adapter panel is applicable to electronic equipment and a cable connector identification system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Kaneko
  • Patent number: 7374091
    Abstract: A scanning module includes a main body and a sensor module. The sensor module includes a circuit board, a sensing element, an image sensor adjustable mechanism and four adjustable rods. By means of the image sensor adjustable mechanism and these four adjustable rods, the positions of the sensing element can be controlled in seven degrees of freedom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Transpacific Plasma, LLC
    Inventors: Meng-Yun Ying, Chung-Kai Wang
  • Patent number: 7374107
    Abstract: A method for producing a contactless card having a support for the functional elements of the card. The support is provided with lower and upper covering layers, and the functional elements borne thereon are formed by means of extrusion, directly in contact with the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Gemplus
    Inventor: Pierre Bertrand
  • Patent number: 7374095
    Abstract: A transaction card assembly and method for forming a transaction card assembly. The transaction card assembly may include one or more transaction cards that is separably attached to an envelope. The envelope may be fully formed and ready for use and attached at its outer surface to the transaction card assembly. The envelope pocket may be sized to accommodate all or a portion of the transaction card assembly, e.g., a single CR-80 size transaction card. The envelope may support the attached card, e.g., from hanger at a point-of-sale display. A message portion may be removably attached to the envelope and be arranged for placement in the envelope pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Arthur Blank & Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Blank, David A. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 7370803
    Abstract: In general terms, the present invention provides a method of automatically scanning an inventory field to allow the selection of a desired item for retrieval. A camera is positioned in the crane trolley located above the field. The camera continuously performs a scan of the field displaying an image to the operator of the items being scanned. This real-time image allows the operator to distinguish between items scanned in the field. The operator can subsequently choose the desired item triggering the camera system to automatically capture desired information from the item which is in turn communicated to an inventory control system. The camera system mitigates the requirement of a second individual to communicate information between the field and the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Dofasco Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Eric Mueller, Aly Shivji, Mohsin Choudhury
  • Patent number: 7370798
    Abstract: A security mark having multiple optically orthogonal coaligned bar codes is produced using a reflection hologram visible substantially at only a first wavelength that is layered over a wavelength sensitive filter, which blocks light transmission at the first wavelength but transmits light at a second wavelength, and having beneath it an additional bar code visible through the hologram and the wavelength sensitive filter at the second wavelength. A validation means reads multiple holographic bar codes with light at the first wavelength by illuminating the hologram separately from multiple directions, and further reads the bar code beneath the wavelength sensitive filter by illuminating the mark with light of the second wavelength. By suitable choice of multi-directional and multi-wavelength illumination, multiple coaligned bar codes may be read in the same physical location with no mutual interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: IDX, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Juds
  • Patent number: 7370791
    Abstract: The present invention is a manufacturing system including a hazard zone and a non-hazard zone. The system includes a storage device, located in the hazard zone, for electrically storing information. The system further includes a communication device, also located in the hazard zone, for storing information to and reading information from the storage device. In the non-hazard zone, a controller is in electrical communication with the communication device. The controller controls the system based on information read from the storage device by the communication device. To limit electrical energy passing to the communication device, an intrinsic safety barrier located in the non-hazard zone is connected between the communication device and the controller device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Advanced Technology Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin T. O'Dougherty, Bryan Baillie
  • Patent number: 7370795
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are shown for providing information on a pill. A patient specific delivery apparatus for medicine using information on a pill or pills is shown as well, and a database with patient specific information may be provided, resulting in an individualized pharmacopoeia for a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Cybersoft, Inc.
    Inventors: Marie D. Radatti, Peter V. Radatti
  • Patent number: 7367510
    Abstract: An arrangement for determining light beam position in an electro-optical reader, image projector and like devices includes a drive for moving a scanning light beam at a scan frequency across a target as a scan line, and an electro-optical feedback assembly operatively connected to the drive, for optically detecting scan line position during beam movement, and for generating a feedback signal at the scan frequency, the feedback signal being indicative of the scan line position. A feedback coil in the drive is eliminated to avoid electromagnetic coupling between multiple coils in the drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yajun Li, Paul Dvorkis, Dmitriy Yavid, Frederick F. Wood, Miklos Stern, Edward Barkan, Narayan Nambudri
  • Patent number: 7367505
    Abstract: The invention combines fluorescent QDs and methods to dispense and detect them efficiently in a compact volume for a range of optical tagging applications. Micro-fluidic devices are used for mixing water-soluble fluorescent QDs in aqueous solutions to create a multi color fluorescent nano-optical tag, and gratings are used for spreading the spectral components of the fluorescent signal leading to an improvement in optical data storage capacity over prior art methods. The spectral signature of the tag is detected by a compact read-out head with a grating spectrometer. One way is to dispense the tag within the pits of a DVD or CD using an ink-jet nozzle and exciting them by a large range of wavelengths each shorter that the emission peak. The filters have a high immunity to prolonged exposure to high temperatures, and up to 41 infrared filters can be holographically recorded by spatial multiplexing of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Demetri Psaltis, Christophe Moser
  • Patent number: 7367502
    Abstract: A device for accurately and flexibly delivering item-specific information from a voice server to a user and the method of using same is disclosed. The user scans a unique identification code associated with an item using a scanner on the device. The device then connects to the voice server. The voice server searches for information related to the item and converts the information for the item into audible information for delivery to the user. The audible information is audibly played to the user by the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: En-Vision America, Inc.
    Inventor: David Raistrick
  • Patent number: 7367503
    Abstract: A mother/daughter card non-volatile memory system includes a daughter card containing the memory and a mother card containing the memory controller and host interface circuits. The daughter memory card contains as little more than the memory cell array as is practical, in order to minimize its cost, and has an interface for connecting with a variety of mother controller cards having physical attributes and host interfaces according to a number of different published or proprietary memory card standards. Different types of memory cards may be used when the operating parameters of the memory are stored within it in a protected location, the mother card controller then reading these parameters and adapting its operation accordingly. A radio frequency antenna may be included on a surface of the card along with its electrical contacts, in order to provide a radio frequency identification function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: SanDisk Corporation
    Inventors: Eliyahou Harai, Bo Eric Ericsson, Robert F. Wallace
  • Patent number: 7364076
    Abstract: A card reader is provided with a card locking device preventing a card shaped medium from pulling out for illegal taking-out The card locking device includes a lock member which is turnably supported and provided with an engaging part so as to abut with the surface of the card shaped medium and a movable member which is connected to the lock member and is reciprocally movable in a direction to the card insertion port. The movable member turns the lock member around the support shaft pin such that the engaging part abuts with the card shaped medium to lock the card shaped medium. The engaging part may be constructed by a plurality of plate members whose thicknesses are different is laminated in a width direction of the card shaped medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Nidec Sankyo Corporation
    Inventor: Koji Oguchi