Patents by Inventor Hongjian Jin

Hongjian Jin has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11120238
    Abstract: A method of decoding a color barcode involves simultaneously illuminating the color barcode with three light zones in a manner that illuminates each bar of the color barcode with each of the three spatially separated light zones, where the three light zones are each illuminated by a different one of three colors; capturing a monochrome image of light reflected off of the color barcode that includes each of the bars in the barcode illuminated by the three light zones; and for each bar in the color barcode, determining a color of the bar by analysis of the intensity of the light captured in the image of the reflected light intensity in each of the three light zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Jie Ren, Jun Yin, Li Liu, Haiming Qu, HongJian Jin, Rui Hou, ZhiPeng Teng, Miansong Chen
  • Patent number: 11003876
    Abstract: A scanning apparatus and associated charging system are provided that include a universal power interface configured to receive a removable power source connected thereto where the removable power source includes a power storage unit and a charging circuit. The scanning apparatus further includes scanning circuitry that is in electrical communication with the universal power interface and is configured to scan a target. The scanning apparatus further includes a processor communicably coupled with the scanning circuitry and the universal power interface. In an instance in which the universal power interface receives the removable power source, the processor is configured to determine a type of the removable power source, select one or more parameters based on the determined type of the removable power source, and operate at least one of the scanning apparatus or the charging circuit in the removable power source based on the one or more selected parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Colavito, Michael Vincent Miraglia, Christopher Allen, Qinrong Zhu, HongJian Jin, Jerry Qian, Zhongqi Liu, Oliver Ou, David Wilz
  • Publication number: 20210126479
    Abstract: Charging/recharging systems and charge status indicators are provided. In one implementation, a charge status indicator includes a charge sensing device configured to sense the charge of a rechargeable power supply. The charge status indicator further includes a detection device configured to compare the sensed charge with a plurality of predetermined levels in order to determine one of a plurality of capacity ranges of the rechargeable power supply. The charge status indicator also includes a first light emitting diode (LED), a second LED, and a switching circuit configured to switch the first and second LEDs on and off using a plurality of predefined illumination patterns to indicate the capacity range of the rechargeable power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Jiaqi Liu, Janna Yu, Lei Wang, Larry Ramsey-Macomber, Stephen J. Colavito, Derrick Cheng, Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV, Ka Man Au, Joseph Livingston, HongJian Jin, David Wilz, SR., Gavin Di
  • Patent number: 10897150
    Abstract: Charging/recharging systems and charge status indicators are provided. In one implementation, a charge status indicator includes a charge sensing device configured to sense the charge of a rechargeable power supply. The charge status indicator further includes a detection device configured to compare the sensed charge with a plurality of predetermined levels in order to determine one of a plurality of capacity ranges of the rechargeable power supply. The charge status indicator also includes a first light emitting diode (LED), a second LED, and a switching circuit configured to switch the first and second LEDs on and off using a plurality of predefined illumination patterns to indicate the capacity range of the rechargeable power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jiaqi Liu, Janna Yu, Lei Wang, Larry Ramsey-Macomber, Stephen J. Colavito, Derrik Cheng, Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV, Ka Man Au, Joseph Livingston, HongJian Jin, David Wilz, Sr., Gavin Di
  • Publication number: 20200394374
    Abstract: A method of decoding a color barcode involves simultaneously illuminating the color barcode with three light zones in a manner that illuminates each bar of the color barcode with each of the three spatially separated light zones, where the three light zones are each illuminated by a different one of three colors; capturing a monochrome image of light reflected off of the color barcode that includes each of the bars in the barcode illuminated by the three light zones; and for each bar in the color barcode, determining a color of the bar by analysis of the intensity of the light captured in the image of the reflected light intensity in each of the three light zones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Jie Ren, Jun Yin, Li Liu, Haiming Qu, HongJian Jin, Rui Hou, ZhiPeng Teng, Miansong Chen
  • Patent number: 10796119
    Abstract: A method of decoding a color barcode involves simultaneously illuminating the color barcode with three light zones in a manner that illuminates each bar of the color barcode with each of the three spatially separated light zones, where the three light zones are each illuminated by a different one of three colors; capturing a monochrome image of light reflected off of the color barcode that includes each of the bars in the barcode illuminated by the three light zones; and for each bar in the color barcode, determining a color of the bar by analysis of the intensity of the light captured in the image of the reflected light intensity in each of the three light zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Jie Ren, Jun Yin, Li Liu, Haiming Qu, HongJian Jin, Rui Hou, ZhiPeng Teng, Miansong Chen
  • Publication number: 20200034588
    Abstract: A scanning apparatus and associated charging system are provided that include a universal power interface configured to receive a removable power source connected thereto where the removable power source includes a power storage unit and a charging circuit. The scanning apparatus further includes scanning circuitry that is in electrical communication with the universal power interface and is configured to scan a target. The scanning apparatus further includes a processor communicably coupled with the scanning circuitry and the universal power interface. In an instance in which the universal power interface receives the removable power source, the processor is configured to determine a type of the removable power source, select one or more parameters based on the determined type of the removable power source, and operate at least one of the scanning apparatus or the charging circuit in the removable power source based on the one or more selected parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen COLAVITO, Michael Vincent MIRAGLIA, Christopher ALLEN, Qinrong ZHU, HongJian JIN, Jerry QIAN, Zhongqi LIU, Oliver OU, David WILZ
  • Publication number: 20200022433
    Abstract: Various embodiments described herein illustrate a glove that includes an anterior portion and a posterior portion. The anterior portion is knitted seamlessly with the posterior portion to define a metacarpal region and a plurality of finger regions extending out from the metacarpal region. A first conductive pad is knitted on the anterior portion of the glove. The first conductive pad is knitted on a distal end portion of a first finger region. A second conductive pad knitted on the posterior portion of the glove. Further, the second conductive pad is knitted on a second finger region. An electronic device is removably attached to the posterior portion and is in electrical communication with the first conductive pad and the second conductive pad. The electronic device is triggered in an instance in which the first conductive pad contacts the second conductive pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Lin LU, Zhenjun ZHANG, Xianwei YAN, Haiming QU, Lori LUO, Mark Lee OBERPRILLER, Jana BACINSKA, Charles Joseph CUNNINGHAM, IV, Shixue YI, Congcong HUO, Jiqing FANG, Tianshi YE, Jing XU, Qiannan WANG, HongJian JIN, Kinvi Jinhui DING
  • Patent number: 10387697
    Abstract: A wireless scanner is described that performs a pairing operation with a wireless scanner base before commencing scanning operations in a wireless scanner network. Radio frequency identification (RFID) is used to achieve the pairing operation of the wireless scanner with the wireless scanner base by using an RFID tag associated with the wireless scanner base. The RFID tag in the wireless scanner base may contain pairing information such as a network address of the wireless scanner base for use in automatically establishing a wireless communication session with the wireless scanner base in accordance with another wireless protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jianfeng Gao, HongJian Jin
  • Publication number: 20190222044
    Abstract: Charging/recharging systems and charge status indicators are provided. In one implementation, a charge status indicator includes a charge sensing device configured to sense the charge of a rechargeable power supply. The charge status indicator further includes a detection device configured to compare the sensed charge with a plurality of predetermined levels in order to determine one of a plurality of capacity ranges of the rechargeable power supply. The charge status indicator also includes a first light emitting diode (LED), a second LED, and a switching circuit configured to switch the first and second LEDs on and off using a plurality of predefined illumination patterns to indicate the capacity range of the rechargeable power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Jiaqi Liu, Janna Yu, Lie Wang, Larry Ramsey-Macomber, Stephen J. Colavito, Derrik Cheng, Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV, Ka Man Au, Joseph Livingston, HongJian Jin, David Wiltz, SR., Gavin Di
  • Patent number: 10276009
    Abstract: A method for managing the reading of a barcode and deactivation of an EAS tag relative to an EAS effective range and a depth of field (DoF) of the scanner is described. A product may comprise a barcode and a co-located EAS tag. The method uses a distance sensing system to sense how far the product is located from the scanner front window. The method only outputs the decoded data of the barcode when the product is inside an EAS effective distance. When the product is inside the EAs effective distance, the EAS tag on the product is deactivated. When a customer leaves a store with the EAS tag deactivated, a store alarm may not sound. When the product is outside of the EAS effective distance, but inside the DoF, the decoded data of the barcode is discarded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Zhongqi Liu, Hongdong Wang, HongJian Jin
  • Publication number: 20190034681
    Abstract: A method of decoding a color barcode involves simultaneously illuminating the color barcode with three light zones in a manner that illuminates each bar of the color barcode with each of the three spatially separated light zones, where the three light zones are each illuminated by a different one of three colors; capturing a monochrome image of light reflected off of the color barcode that includes each of the bars in the barcode illuminated by the three light zones; and for each bar in the color barcode, determining a color of the bar by analysis of the intensity of the light captured in the image of the reflected light intensity in each of the three light zones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Jie Ren, Jun Yin, Li Liu, Haiming Qu, HongJian Jin, Rui Hou, ZhiPeng Teng, Miansong Chen
  • Publication number: 20180211500
    Abstract: A method for managing the reading of a barcode and deactivation of an EAS tag relative to an EAS effective range and a depth of field (DoF) of the scanner is described. A product may comprise a barcode and a co-located EAS tag. The method uses a distance sensing system to sense how far the product is located from the scanner front window. The method only outputs the decoded data of the barcode when the product is inside an EAS effective distance. When the product is inside the EAs effective distance, the EAS tag on the product is deactivated. When a customer leaves a store with the EAS tag deactivated, a store alarm may not sound. When the product is outside of the EAS effective distance, but inside the DoF, the decoded data of the barcode is discarded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Zhongqi Liu, Hongdong Wang, HongJian Jin
  • Patent number: 9842327
    Abstract: A retail store communications network, a point of transaction (POT) terminal and methods of using the same according to embodiments of the application can include a hand held and/or stationary optical reader for reading a bar code symbol of an item and generating a decoded out bar code data message. The network is configured so that the POT terminal can use linked or identified mobile devices by way of wireless communication, to provide a sequenced order of identified customers at the POT terminal among a plurality of discoverable wireless devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Xiaoxun Zhu, HongJian Jin, Guoxiang Lv, Junchi Yu
  • Publication number: 20150134470
    Abstract: A self-checkout shopping system improves the retail shopping experience, permitting the self-serve customer to perform checkout tasks that are typically performed at the retailer's checkout area as the customer is selecting items for purchase. The system includes a mobile computer device and an indicia reader. The customer uses the mobile computer device to scan items selected for purchase. The item numbers are then compiled onto a list of acquired merchandise. When the customer has finished shopping, the system transmits the list of acquired merchandise, and any additional information such as customer financial information, to a point-of-sale terminal to facilitate the customer's payment for the merchandise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Benjamin Hejl, Timothy Williams, Jianfeng Gao, HongJian Jin, Xiaodong Zhou, Qi Zhu, Zhiqiang Yuan, Huyu Qu, Mehul Patel, Ynjiun Paul Wang, Tao Xian
  • Patent number: 7686225
    Abstract: A wireless code symbol reading system including a wireless hand-supportable code symbol reader in two-way RF communication with a base station operably connected to a host system, by way of an RF-based wireless data communication link having a predetermined RF communication range over which two-way communication of data packets can occur. The wireless hand-supportable code symbol reader is programmed to automatically detect when it is located inside and outside of the predetermined RF communication range. When the wireless reader is inside the RF communication range, then symbol character data is automatically transmitted to the base station, and when the wireless reader is located outside of the RF communication range, then symbol character data is automatically collected and stored in a data packet buffer, until the wireless reader has re-entered its RF communication range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Schmidt, Garrett Russell, David M. Wilz, Sr., Robert Blake, Donald T. Hudrick, Stephen J. Colavito, C. Harry Knowles, George Rockstein, Xiaoxun Zhu, John Bonanno, Sung Byun, Congwei Xu, Min Jiang, Lin Wang, Meng Hu, Hongjian Jin, MingQing Ji, Shamei Shi, Ka Man Au, Patrick Giordano
  • Patent number: 7464878
    Abstract: A wireless automatically-activated bar code symbol reading system for use in a work environment, the system including a device controller programmed to automatically detect when a wireless hand-supportable bar code symbol reader is located inside of a predetermined RF communication range based on measuring the strength of a detected reference signal, and thereupon to automatically transmit to a first RF-based transceiver, the symbol character data string produced while the wireless hand-supportable bar code symbol reader is located inside of the predetermined RF communication range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Schmidt, Garrett Russell, David M. Wilz, Sr., Robert Blake, Donald T. Hudrick, Stephen J. Colavito, C. Harry Knowles, George Rockstein, Xiaoxun Zhu, John Bonanno, Sung Byun, Congwei Xu, Min Jiang, Lin Wang, Meng Hu, Hongjian Jin, MingQing Ji, Shamei Shi, Ka Man Au, Patrick Giordano
  • Publication number: 20080128512
    Abstract: A wireless code symbol reading system including a wireless hand-supportable code symbol reader in two-way RF communication with a base station operably connected to a host system, by way of an RF-based wireless data communication link having a predetermined RF communication range over which two-way communication of data packets can occur. The wireless hand-supportable code symbol reader is programmed to automatically detect when it is located inside and outside of the predetermined RF communication range. When the wireless reader is inside the RF communication range, then symbol character data is automatically transmitted to the base station, and when the wireless reader is located outside of the RF communication range, then symbol character data is automatically collected and stored in a data packet buffer, until the wireless reader has re-entered its RF communication range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Applicant: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Schmidt, Garrett Russell, David M. Wilz, Robert Blake, Donald T. Hudrick, Stephen J. Colavito, C. Harry Knowles, George Rockstein, Xiaoxun Zhu, John Bonanno, Sung Byun, Congwei Xu, Ming Jiang, Lin Wang, Meng Hu, Hongjian Jin, MingQing Ji, Shamei Shi, Ka Man Au, Patrick Giordano
  • Patent number: 7325740
    Abstract: An automatically-activated laser scanning 2-D bar code symbol reading system employing a visible linear-type laser scanning pattern and an audible feedback signal during scan data capturing and buffering operations. The system includes a laser scanning 2-D bar code symbol reading mechanism that automatically produces a visible linear-type laser scanning pattern for scanning a 2-D bar code symbol structure on an object as its hand-supportable housing is manually transported past a 2-D bar code symbol along a height-wise direction by an operator, automatically capturing lines of scan data from the scanned 2-D bar code symbol structure, decode processing the scan data, and generating a symbol character data string representative of the read 2-D bar code symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Schmidt, Garrett Russell, David M. Wilz, Sr., Robert Blake, Donald T. Hudrick, Stephen J. Colavito, C. Harry Knowles, George Rockstein, Xiaoxun Zhu, John Bonanno, Sung Byun, Congwei Xu, Min Jiang, Lin Wang, Meng Hu, Hongjian Jin, MingQing Ji, Shamei Shi, Ka Man Au, Patrick Giordano
  • Patent number: D840377
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: HongJian Jin, Hui Li, XiaoFang Li