Patents by Inventor Konstantinos D. Tsiopanos

Konstantinos D. Tsiopanos 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: 10365721
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing a variable data capture process at a data capture device comprising a data capture module and a trigger mechanism is provided. In operation, the data capture device detects an initial activation of the trigger mechanism. In response to the activation, data capture is initiated at the data capture module. A continued activation of the trigger mechanism subsequent to the initial activation is also detected. Following the detection of the continued activation of the trigger mechanism, the device identifies an obtained gesture and performs a data capture operation based on the identified gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Paul D Haist, Scott A. Arnold, Graham G Marshall, Konstantinos D Tsiopanos
  • Patent number: 10331227
    Abstract: A mobile device is described. The mobile device includes a housing having a pistol grip portion. A display is coupled to the housing such that the display is viewable by a user of the mobile device when the pistol grip portion is held in a hand of the user. A trigger-like control switch is located on the pistol grip portion of the mobile device. A pointing device is located on the trigger-like control switch such that the pointing device is accessible to an index finger of a hand of the user when the pistol grip portion is held in the hand of the user. The pointing device controls at least one function of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Konstantinos D. Tsiopanos, Jaeho Choi, Ian R. Jenkins, Richard M. Martin, Chandra M. Nair
  • Patent number: 9973671
    Abstract: In a single operation executed by a mobile device, operation is executed on at least two data capture devices housed in the mobile device with a single trigger operation. The mobile device receives information captured by at least one of a first data capture device and a second data capture device; instructs adjustment of the other of the first data capture device and the second data capture device based on the received information and receives information captured by at least one of the first data capture device and the second data capture device subsequent to the adjustment. The mobile device analyzes the received information, repeats instructing adjustment until appropriated details are retrieved from the received information; and directs data capture and/or an image capture by at least one of the first data capture device and the second data capture device in accordance with the retrieved details.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Anu Kannan, Konstantinos D Tsiopanos
  • Patent number: 9791896
    Abstract: A device and method performs a predefined functionality. The method includes generating a first view including selectable elements corresponding to a predefined functionality with first position data and first orientation data shown on a display device. The method includes determining a movement of the display device relative to a user. The method includes generating a second view including at least one of the selectable elements with second position data and second orientation data based on the first image data and the movement data, the second position and orientation data being the same as the first position and orientation data, respectively, relative to the user. The method includes selecting one of the at least one of the selectable elements of the second view as a function of the second position data and the second orientation data and executing the predefined functionality corresponding to the selected one of the selectable elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Richard M. Martin, Jaeho Choi, Ian R. Jenkins, Adam J. Karnas, Shane E. MacGregor, Alexander R. Spiro, Konstantinos D. Tsiopanos
  • Patent number: 9704009
    Abstract: A mobile device is described. The mobile device includes a handle for gripping the mobile device with fingers of one hand. A display is oriented substantially parallel to a long axis of the handle such that a thumb of the one hand is capable of touching at least a portion of the display when the fingers of the one hand grip the handle of the mobile device. A data acquisition device is positioned so as to capture product information from an object located on an opposite side of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Konstantinos D. Tsiopanos, Jaeho Choi, Ian R. Jenkins, Richard M. Martin, Chandra M. Nair
  • Patent number: 9697393
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for adjusting mobile-device operating parameters based on housing-support type. In an embodiment, a mobile device includes a housing; a data-acquisition device disposed in the housing; a sensor module configured to detect at least one housing-support element in a housing support, and to communicate a mode-identification signal indicative of the detection; and a processor coupled to the sensor module, configured to receive the mode-identification signal, to determine (a) whether the housing is positioned in a housing support and (b) a housing-support type, and to adjust one or more operating parameters of the mobile device based at least in part on the determined housing-support type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Adrian J. Stagg, Richard M. Martin, Jaeho Choi, Ian R. Jenkins, Chandra M. Nair, Konstantinos D. Tsiopanos
  • Patent number: 9690965
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a scanner with a replaceable bezel and desiccant cartridge. One embodiment takes the form of a scanner that includes a device housing. The scanner also includes a data-acquisition module within the device housing. The scanner also includes a detachable rear bezel affixed to the device housing. The scanner also includes a desiccant cartridge removably attached to the interior wall of the detachable rear bezel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Yanmin Mao, Iheng Tsai, Zhiming Zhang, Konstantinos D. Tsiopanos
  • Publication number: 20170147841
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for adjusting mobile-device operating parameters based on housing-support type. In an embodiment, a mobile device includes a housing; a data-acquisition device disposed in the housing; a sensor module configured to detect at least one housing-support element in a housing support, and to communicate a mode-identification signal indicative of the detection; and a processor coupled to the sensor module, configured to receive the mode-identification signal, to determine (a) whether the housing is positioned in a housing support and (b) a housing-support type, and to adjust one or more operating parameters of the mobile device based at least in part on the determined housing-support type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: ADRIAN J. STAGG, RICHARD M. MARTIN, JAEHO CHOI, IAN R. JENKINS, CHANDRA M. NAIR, KONSTANTINOS D. TSIOPANOS
  • Publication number: 20170147845
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a scanner with a replaceable bezel and desiccant cartridge. One embodiment takes the form of a scanner that includes a device housing. The scanner also includes a data-acquisition module within the device housing. The scanner also includes a detachable rear bezel affixed to the device housing. The scanner also includes a desiccant cartridge removably attached to the interior wall of the detachable rear bezel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: YANMIN MAO, IHENG TSAI, ZHIMING ZHANG, KONSTANTINOS D. TSIOPANOS
  • Publication number: 20160065819
    Abstract: In a single operation executed by a mobile device, operation is executed on at least two data capture devices housed in the mobile device with a single trigger operation. The mobile device receives information captured by at least one of a first data capture device and a second data capture device; instructs adjustment of the other of the first data capture device and the second data capture device based on the received information and receives information captured by at least one of the first data capture device and the second data capture device subsequent to the adjustment. The mobile device analyzes the received information, repeats instructing adjustment until appropriated details are retrieved from the received information; and directs data capture and/or an image capture by at least one of the first data capture device and the second data capture device in accordance with the retrieved details.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: ANU KANNAN, KONSTANTINOS D. TSIOPANOS
  • Patent number: 9202095
    Abstract: An adapter for a mobile device is described. The adapter includes a handle portion having a trigger switch that is accessible to an index finger of a hand of the user when the handle portion is held in the hand of the user. A cradle portion is positioned above the handle portion for receiving at least a portion of the mobile device such that a plane of a display of the mobile device is substantially aligned with a long axis of the handle portion and the display is viewable by the user when the mobile device is positioned in the cradle portion and the handle portion is held in the hand of the user. A data acquisition device is coupled to the cradle portion. The data acquisition device acquires data from an object upon actuation of the trigger switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Richard M. Martin, Jaeho Choi, Ian R. Jenkins, Chandra M. Nair, Konstantinos D. Tsiopanos
  • Publication number: 20150323997
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing a variable data capture process at a data capture device comprising a data capture module and a trigger mechanism is provided. In operation, the data capture device detects an initial activation of the trigger mechanism. In response to the activation, data capture is initiated at the data capture module. A continued activation of the trigger mechanism subsequent to the initial activation is also detected. Following the detection of the continued activation of the trigger mechanism, the device identifies an obtained gesture and performs a data capture operation based on the identified gesture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: SYMBOL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Paul D. Haist, SCOTT A. ARNOLD, GRAHAM G. MARSHALL, KONSTANTINOS D TSIOPANOS
  • Publication number: 20150319414
    Abstract: A method for controlling an alternative motion-based user interface in a device comprising a projector is provided. The method comprises receiving, at the device, an input comprising an instruction to switch from a previous user interface to the alternative user interface. The device then generates an image containing a plurality of selectable elements and a pointing element, and projects the image on a surface with the projector. The device detects a movement of the device, and updates the image to stabilize the plurality of selectable elements against the detected movement and to track the detected movement with the pointing element. The device projects the updated image on the surface, and selects one of the selectable elements based on a motion vector of the pointing element relative to the selectable elements. The device performs an action corresponding to the selected one of the selectable elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: SYMBOL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Paul D. Haist, Scott A. Arnold, Graham G. Marshall, Konstantinos D. Tsiopanos
  • Patent number: 9129174
    Abstract: A mobile unit (MU) is described. The MU includes a handle configured for gripping the MU with fingers of one hand of a user's arm. The MU includes a trigger switch positioned on the handle and configured to activate a data capture function of the MU when the trigger switch is depressed. The MU includes a display device positioned above the handle of the MU such that the display device is viewable to the user when the fingers grip the handle of the MU and the user's arm is maximally extended. The MU includes a data acquisition device located on an opposite side of the display device so as to capture data from an object positioned in a field of view of the data acquisition device when the trigger switch is depressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jaeho Choi, Ian R. Jenkins, Richard M. Martin, Chandra M. Nair, Konstantinos D. Tsiopanos
  • Publication number: 20140145953
    Abstract: A mobile device is described. The mobile device includes a housing having a pistol grip portion. A display is coupled to the housing such that the display is viewable by a user of the mobile device when the pistol grip portion is held in a hand of the user. A trigger-like control switch is located on the pistol grip portion of the mobile device. A pointing device is located on the trigger-like control switch such that the pointing device is accessible to an index finger of a hand of the user when the pistol grip portion is held in the hand of the user. The pointing device controls at least one function of the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Konstantinos D. Tsiopanos, Jaeho Choi, Ian R. Jenkins, Richard M. Martin, Chandra M. Nair
  • Publication number: 20140014726
    Abstract: A mobile device is described. The mobile device includes a handle for gripping the mobile device with fingers of one hand. A display is oriented substantially parallel to a long axis of the handle such that a thumb of the one hand is capable of touching at least a portion of the display when the fingers of the one hand grip the handle of the mobile device. A data acquisition device is positioned so as to capture product information from an object located on an opposite side of the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Konstantinos D. Tsiopanos, Jaeho Choi, Ian R. Jenkins, Richard M. Martin, Chandra M. Nair
  • Publication number: 20140014727
    Abstract: A mobile unit (MU) is described. The MU includes a handle configured for gripping the MU with fingers of one hand of a user's arm. The MU includes a trigger switch positioned on the handle and configured to activate a data capture function of the MU when the trigger switch is depressed. The MU includes a display device positioned above the handle of the MU such that the display device is viewable to the user when the fingers grip the handle of the MU and the user's arm is maximally extended. The MU includes a data acquisition device located on an opposite side of the display device so as to capture data from an object positioned in a field of view of the data acquisition device when the trigger switch is depressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jaeho Choi, Ian R. Jenkins, Richard M. Martin, Chandra M. Nair, Konstantinos D. Tsiopanos
  • Publication number: 20140014725
    Abstract: A mobile device is described. The mobile device includes a housing having a pistol grip portion. A data acquisition device is positioned in the housing adjacent to the pistol grip portion. The data acquisition device is adapted to acquire data from an object. The data acquisition device generates an electrical signal that is representative of the data. A control activates the data acquisition device. A processor receives the electrical signal from the data acquisition device. A support is worn on a torso of a user. The support supports the housing by the pistol grip portion such that the data acquisition device is positioned to acquire data from the object when the object is located in front of the torso of the user. The support enables hands-free operation of the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard M. Martin, Jaeho Choi, Ian R. Jenkins, Chandra M. Nair, Konstantinos D. Tsiopanos
  • Patent number: D763261
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jaeho Choi, Ian R. Jenkins, Richard M. Martin, Chandra M. Nair, Konstantinos D. Tsiopanos
  • Patent number: D807374
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Yanmin Mao, Iheng Tsai, Zhiming Zhang, Konstantinos D. Tsiopanos, Jaeho Choi