Patents by Inventor Jeffrey A. Pine

Jeffrey A. Pine 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: 8162219
    Abstract: A system for automatically identifying a logo or trademark applied to a device and verifying that the logo or trademark is acceptably identifies a compatible device. The system uses an optical imager to capture optical images of the target device and a microcontroller interconnected to the imager for processing the optical image to extract image information and verify that the contents of the image reflect the appropriate manufacturer or supplied indicia required by a host device. The decision reached by the microcontroller may be provided externally to a host device, thereby precluding or allowing use of the device, or provided directly to a user via know means, such as a visual display or audible output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: JADAK LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Pine, Mo Chen
  • Patent number: 7942329
    Abstract: An optical barcode and/or RFID reader having at least two sets of illuminating LEDs that are directed toward a target object to reflect whether the barcode and/or RFID reading was successful or unsuccessful. The reader is provided with a set of red LEDs and a set of green LEDs for illuminating targets, such as barcodes or RFID tags. In addition to using these LEDs to illuminate the target, the reader will illuminate the target with a particular color of light to signify a successful read, such green light, or an unsuccessful read, such as red light. A third color may be provided to indicate a successful RFID interrogation, such as blue light. The reader thus uses the built-in illumination LEDs to cast differently colored light on the target, rather than having to provide additional LEDs in a user interface positioned on the housing of the reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Jadak, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Pine
  • Publication number: 20110017828
    Abstract: A handheld optical imaging reader having a body specifically configured to be held in the hand and improve the ease by which a user can effectively obtain information from target objects presented to the reader. The body of the reader extends along a first axis and includes an optical imager aligned along a non-parallel second axis and a display extending along a non-parallel plane. The reader includes two triggers mounted to opposing sides of the body and positioned for activation by the thumb of a user when held in either the left of right hand using either an overhand or underhand grip. The reader may include a display and keypad to allow for high-level user functions and interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: JADAK, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Pine
  • Publication number: 20090173791
    Abstract: A system for automatically identifying a logo or trademark applied to a device and verifying that the logo or trademark is acceptably identifies a compatible device. The system uses an optical imager to capture optical images of the target device and a microcontroller interconnected to the imager for processing the optical image to extract image information and verify that the contents of the image reflect the appropriate manufacturer or supplied indicia required by a host device. The decision reached by the microcontroller may be provided externally to a host device, thereby precluding or allowing use of the device, or provided directly to a user via know means, such as a visual display or audible output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Applicant: JADAK LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Pine, Mo Chen
  • Publication number: 20090045261
    Abstract: An optical barcode and/or RFID reader having at least two sets of illuminating LEDs that are directed toward a target object to reflect whether the barcode and/or RFID reading was successful or unsuccessful. The reader is provided with a set of red LEDs and a set of green LEDs for illuminating targets, such as barcodes or RFID tags. In addition to using these LEDs to illuminate the target, the reader will illuminate the target with a particular color of light to signify a successful read, such green light, or an unsuccessful read, such as red light. A third color may be provided to indicate a successful RFID interrogation, such as blue light. The reader thus uses the built-in illumination LEDs to cast differently colored light on the target, rather than having to provide additional LEDs in a user interface positioned on the housing of the reader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: JADAK, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Pine
  • Patent number: 7387253
    Abstract: In an optical reading system comprising an optical reader and a host processor, the host processor may be configured to transmit a component control instruction in response to a user input command input by a user of the host processor to remotely control the reader. The optical reader subsequently receives the transmitted component control instruction and executes the component control instruction substantially on receipt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Parker, Jeffrey Pine, Thomas J. Koziol, Michael A. Ehrhart, Andrew Longacre, Jr., Robert M. Hussey, George S. Smith
  • Patent number: 7383998
    Abstract: There is provided an optical reader system that can include an optical reader and a host processor which may be in communication via a communication link. In one embodiment a communication link between an optical reader and a host processor can be a wireless communication link. The optical reader in one embodiment can receive from the host processor a trigger instruction. In another embodiment the optical reader can receive from the host processor a single frame instruction. The optical reader in another embodiment can receive from the host processor an image upload instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Parker, Jeffrey Pine, Thomas J. Koziol, Michael A. Ehrhart, Andrew Longacre, Jr., Robert M. Hussey, George S. Smith, II
  • Publication number: 20070286495
    Abstract: A system for obtaining an image of an object using an optical imager having an illumination source that is positioned on one side of the object to be imaged and a reflective background positioned on the other side of the object. The imaging system may be implemented in an assembly line or sample processor by using at least one imager and a reflective background positioned behind the samples moving along the assembly or process line. The imager is programmed to decode barcode information and to identify objects in the image using pattern matching techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2006
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventors: Jeffrey Pine, Wei Lee
  • Patent number: 7104456
    Abstract: A programmable optical reader in one embodiment can include a program loading component and a program execution component operative to execute an externally generated program, whereby executing the externally generated program includes replacing a portion of the optical reader program. A programmable optical reader in another embodiment can include a two-dimensional image sensor, an image frame memory storing two-dimensional electronic images, and can be configured to be reprogrammed by any one of receipt of reprogramming data from a local host processor or receipt of programming data from an external remote off-site processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Parker, Jeffrey Pine, Thomas J. Koziol, Michael A. Ehrhart, Andrew Longacre Jr., Robert M. Hussey, George S. Smith
  • Publication number: 20050161511
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical reading system comprising an optical reader and a host processor. In one aspect of the invention, the host processor may be configured to transmit a component control instruction in response to a user input command input by a user of the host processor to remotely control the reader. The optical reader subsequently receives the transmitted component control instruction and executes the component control instruction substantially on receipt thereof. In one embodiment, execution of the component control instruction by the optical reader has the same effect as the reader trigger being manually pulled by a reader operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2005
    Publication date: July 28, 2005
    Inventors: James Parker, Jeffrey Pine, Thomas Koziol, Michael Ehrhart, Andrew Longacre, Robert Hussey, George Smith
  • Publication number: 20040094627
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical reading system comprising an optical reader and a host processor. In one aspect of the invention, the host processor may be configured to transmit a component control instruction in response to a user input command input by a user of the host processor to remotely control the reader. The optical reader subsequently receives the transmitted component control instruction and executes the component control instruction substantially on receipt thereof. In one embodiment, execution of the component control instruction by the optical reader has the same effect as the reader trigger being manually pulled by a reader operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Applicant: Welch Allyn Data Collection, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Parker, Jeffrey Pine, Thomas J. Koziol, Michael A. Ehrhart, Andrew Longacre, Robert M. Hussey, George S. Smith
  • Patent number: 6698656
    Abstract: An optical reading system comprising an optical reader and a host processor. In one aspect of the invention, the host processor may be configured to transmit a component control instruction in response to a command input by a user of the host processor to remotely control the reader. The optical reader subsequently receives the transmitted component control instruction and executes the component control instruction substantially on receipt thereof. In one embodiment, execution of the component control instruction by the optical reader has the same effect as the reader trigger being manually pulled by a reader operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Parker, Jeffrey Pine, Thomas J. Koziol, Michael A. Ehrhart, Andrew Longacre, Jr., Robert M. Hussey, George S. Smith
  • Publication number: 20030218067
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical reading system comprising an optical reader and a host processor. In one aspect of the invention, the host processor may be configured to transmit a component control instruction in response to a user input command input by a user of the host processor to remotely control the reader. The optical reader subsequently receives the transmitted component control instruction and executes the component control instruction substantially on receipt thereof. In one embodiment, execution of the component control instruction by the optical reader has the same effect as the reader trigger being manually pulled by a reader operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Publication date: November 27, 2003
    Applicant: Welch Allyn Data Collection, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Parker, Jeffrey Pine, Thomas J. Koziol, Michael A. Ehrhart, Andrew Longacre, Robert M. Hussey, George S. Smith
  • Publication number: 20030213645
    Abstract: A rescue harness for fire rescue personnel, preferably includes:
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2003
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Pine
  • Patent number: 6578766
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical reading system comprising an optical reader and a host processor. In one aspect of the invention, the host processor may be configured to transmit a component control instruction in response to a user input command input by a user of the host processor to remotely control the reader. The optical reader subsequently receives the transmitted component control instruction and executes the component control instruction substantially on receipt thereof. In one embodiment, execution of the component control instruction by the optical reader has the same effect as the reader trigger being manually pulled by a reader operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Welch Allyn Data Collection, Inc
    Inventors: James A. Parker, Jeffrey Pine, Thomas J. Koziol, Michael A. Ehrhart, Andrew Longacre, Jr., Robert M. Hussey, George S. Smith
  • Publication number: 20030085282
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical reading system comprising an optical reader and a host processor. In one aspect of the invention, the host processor may be configured to transmit a component control instruction in response to a user input command input by a user of the host processor to remotely control the reader. The optical reader subsequently receives the transmitted component control instruction and executes the component control instruction substantially on receipt thereof. In one embodiment, execution of the component control instruction by the optical reader has the same effect as the reader trigger being manually pulled by a reader operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Applicant: Welch Allyn Data Collection, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Parker, Jeffrey Pine, Thomas J. Koziol, Michael A. Ehrhart, Andrew Longacre, Robert M. Hussey, George S. Smith
  • Patent number: 5965863
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical reading system comprising an optical reader and a host processor which is adapted for reprogramming the reader and for other interactions with the reader. In one aspect of the invention the host processor may be configured to read a parameter table stored in a memory space of the reader, execute commands to edit the parameter table and write the edited parameter table back to the reader memory space, or to another location such as to a bulk storage device for use in reprogramming additional readers. In another aspect of the invention, the host processor may be in communication with a host memory space that stores a plurality of candidate parameter tables, and may be configured to read and edit the candidate parameter tables from the host memory space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Parker, Jeffrey Pine, Thomas J. Koziol, Michael A. Ehrhart, Andrew Longacre, Jr., Robert M. Hussey
  • Patent number: D581931
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Jadak, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Pine