Patents by Inventor Simon Bard

Simon Bard 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: 7515914
    Abstract: A product location information retrieval system for use by a customer in a retail establishment including a computer terminal with an optical reader arranged to receive a data input query from the customer using the terminal and relating to a product, and a display in the terminal for displaying an image of a product to be accessed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Allan Herrod, John Klein, Sarosh Vesuna, Simon Bard
  • Patent number: 6853293
    Abstract: A portable data input or computer system includes an input/output device such as a keyboard and a display, another data input device such as an optical bar code scanner, and a data processor module. To scan bar code type indicia, the operator points the scanner at the bar code and triggers the scanner to read the indicia. All the system components are distributed on an operator's body and together form a personal area system (PAS). Components may include a scanner or imager, a wrist unit, a headpiece including an eyepiece display, speaker and a microphone. Components within a particular PAS communicate with each other over a personal area network (PAN). Individual PASs may be combined into a network of PASs called a PAS cluster. PASs in a particular PAS cluster can communicate with each other over another wireless communication channel. Individual PAS can gain access to a Local Area Network (LAN) and/or a Wide Area Network (WAN) via an access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Swartz, Michael Slutsky, Simon Bard, Stephen J. Shellhammer, James Connelly, Margaret L. Hetfield, Jacob Sharony, Michael A. Ramputi, Paul R. Poloniewicz, Joseph Katz, Robert E. Beach
  • Patent number: 6732935
    Abstract: A unitary body of optical material and associated methods for reading indicia such as bar codes is provided. The unitary body can focus light from a light source into a beam, redirect light reflected from a target to a photodetector, and provide mechanical support for a light source, printed circuit board, or other indicia reader components. In comparison to conventional apparatus, the unitary body requires a reduced number of components and is therefore easier and less expensive to manufacture and assemble. The unitary design increases reliability and performance consistency while decreasing sensitivity to thermal and mechanical loading. Moreover, the unitary body reduces the overall tolerance budget of a reader and therefore facilitates mass production of optical apparatus and readers. The unitary body and associated methods may be implemented in a compact reader with the aforementioned advantages in the form of a pen, or can be integrated into an antenna of a wireless device, such as a cell phone or a PDA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Igor R. Vinogradov, Alex Breytman, Mark Krichever, David Tsi, Vladimir Gurevich, Richard Migliaccio, Paul Dvorkis, Jay Paul White, Thomas Mazz, Howard Shepard, Simon Bard, Jerome Swartz
  • Patent number: 6729545
    Abstract: An integrated scanner for scanning a barcode omnidirectionally is formed an a common substrate. The scanner may include a mirror assembly or scan module, a laser diode, and a detector, mounted on a single substrate or several connected substrates. Lenses can be used to focus a laser beam from the laser diode as well as expand a laser beam deflected by the micro-machined mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yajun Li, Paul Dvorkis, Simon Bard, Raj Bridgelall
  • Patent number: 6708886
    Abstract: High speed scanning arrangements in scanners for reading bar code symbols by oscillating a scanner component in single or multi-axis scan patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Dvorkis, Howard Shepard, Simon Bard, Joseph Katz, Edward Barkan
  • Patent number: 6672513
    Abstract: An information processing system adapted to be worn on the body of a user, the system a module for processing data capable of being worn by a user; and a band secured to the module and adapted to be secured around a part of the user's body so as to support the module and to allow the user to utilize the module, the band incorporating a battery for powering the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Bard, Joseph Katz, Frederic Heiman, Paul Dvorkis, Edward Barkan, Jerome Swartz, Boris Metlitsky, Miklos Stern, Mark Krichever
  • Publication number: 20030181168
    Abstract: A portable data device system includes a portable data device and a cradle for receiving the portable data device. The cradle is arranged to recharge the portable data device power supply and/or upload or download information to and from the portable data device. The cradle and portable data device are in wireless communication allowing a minimum of processing and data storage capability at the front end and hence operation of the portable data device as a thin client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Inventors: Allan Herrod, John Klein, Sarosh Vesuna, Simon Bard
  • Patent number: 6607134
    Abstract: A radio frequency transmitter supported by a finger-mounted reader transmits decoded digital data signals to a remote host computer by a low power, wireless, communications protocol. A beeper worn by a user generates a sound indicative of the receipt of the data signals by the host computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Bard, Jerome Swartz, Mitchell H. Maiman, Jay Paul White, Alistair R. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 6585160
    Abstract: A flexible member mounts a scanner component for angular oscillating movement relative to a support about an axis in alternate circumferential directions between scan end positions. The scanner component is electromagnetically driven in order to scan a light beam across optically encoded indicia to be read. A permanent magnet is connected to the scanner component and magnetically interacts with an electromagnetic coil so as to impart a force to the magnet and move the scanner component from a rest position to at least one of the scan end positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Dvorkis, Howard Shepard, Simon Bard, Joseph Katz, Edward Barkan
  • Patent number: 6527183
    Abstract: An optical scan module, for example for an optical scanner, includes an integrally molded plastics material member which defines not only the laser focusing lens, but also the laser focusing aperture and the collection mirror. In addition, the molded member may act to house and to locate both a semiconductor laser and a photodetector, thereby ensuring easy and accurate placement of those elements within the scanning assembly. The optical assembly may be in modular form, mounted onto a common printed circuit board with a beam scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Bard, Henry Grossfeld, Mark Dryzmala, Harold Charych
  • Publication number: 20030020629
    Abstract: A portable data input or computer system includes an input/output device such as a keyboard and a display, another data input device such as an optical bar code scanner, and a data processor module. To scan bar code type indicia, the operator points the scanner at the bar code and triggers the scanner to read the indicia. All the system components are distributed on an operator's body and together form a personal area system (PAS). Components may include a scanner or imager, a wrist unit, a headpiece including an eyepiece display, speaker and a microphone. Components within a particular PAS communicate with each other over a personal area network (PAN). Individual PASs may be combined into a network of PASs called a PAS cluster. PASs in a particular PAS cluster can communicate with each other over another wireless communication channel. Individual PAS can gain access to a Local Area Network (LAN) and/or a Wide Area Network (WAN) via an access point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Inventors: Jerome Swartz, Michael Slutsky, Simon Bard, Stephen J. Shellhammer, James Connelly, Margaret L. Hetfield, Jacob Sharony, Michael A. Ramputi, Paul R. Poloniewicz, Joseph Katz, Robert E. Beach
  • Publication number: 20030010826
    Abstract: High speed scanning arrangements in scanners for reading bar code symbols by oscillating a scanner component in single or multi-axis scan patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2002
    Publication date: January 16, 2003
    Inventors: Paul Dvorkis, Howard Shepard, Simon Bard, Joseph Katz, Edward Barkan
  • Publication number: 20020166894
    Abstract: High speed scanning arrangements in scanners for reading bar code symbols by oscillating a scanner component in single or multi-axis scan patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2002
    Publication date: November 14, 2002
    Inventors: Paul Dvorkis, Howard Shepard, Simon Bard, Joseph Katz, Edward Barkan
  • Publication number: 20020166893
    Abstract: An integrated scanner for scanning a barcode omnidirectionally is formed an a common substrate. The scanner may include a mirror assembly or scan module, a laser diode, and a detector, mounted on a single substrate or several connected substrates. Lenses can be used to focus a laser beam from the laser diode as well as expand a laser beam deflected by the micro-machined mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2002
    Publication date: November 14, 2002
    Inventors: Yajun Li, Paul Dvorkis, Simon Bard, Raj Bridgelall
  • Publication number: 20020162891
    Abstract: A writing instrument, such as a pen, mechanical pencil, felt marker, or touch-screen stylus, which incorporates a (a) laser pointer, for highlighting a target, and/or (b) a laser bar code reader, which is operable either (i) by manual scanning by the user of the laser beam over the symbol, or (ii) by automatic self-scanning or motion of the beam over a path by means of a motor drive. A manually operable switch is disposed from one mode of use to the other, and also functions to move an appropriate focusing optical element in and out of the beam path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2002
    Publication date: November 7, 2002
    Inventors: Altaf Mulla, Simon Bard, Joseph Katz, Miklos Stern, Mark Krichever, Paul Dvorkis, Edward Barkan
  • Publication number: 20020130183
    Abstract: A unitary body of optical material and associated methods for reading indicia such as bar codes is provided. The unitary body can focus light from a light source into a beam, redirect light reflected from a target to a photodetector, and provide mechanical support for a light source, printed circuit board, or other indicia reader components. In comparison to conventional apparatus, the unitary body requires a reduced number of components and is therefore easier and less expensive to manufacture and assemble. The unitary design increases reliability and performance consistency while decreasing sensitivity to thermal and mechanical loading. Moreover, the unitary body reduces the overall tolerance budget of a reader and therefore facilitates mass production of optical apparatus and readers. The unitary body and associated methods may be implemented in a compact reader with the aforementioned advantages in the form of a pen, or can be integrated into an antenna of a wireless device, such as a cell phone or a PDA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2001
    Publication date: September 19, 2002
    Inventors: Igor R. Vinogradov, Alex Breytman, Mark Krichever, David Tsi, Vladimir Gurevich, Richard A. Migliaccio, Paul Dvorkis, Jay Paul White, Thomas Mazz, Howard Shepard, Simon Bard, Jerome Swartz
  • Patent number: 6439461
    Abstract: High speed scanning arrangements in scanners for reading bar code symbols by oscillating a scanner component in single or multi-axis scan patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Dvorkis, Howard Shepard, Simon Bard, Joseph Katz, Edward Barkan
  • Publication number: 20020092913
    Abstract: An optical scanning system for reading indicia of differing light reflectivity has an optical scan module which is adapted to be mounted on a finger of a user. A first peripheral module, preferably in the form of a wrist watch, has a receiver which detects the reflected light. A second peripheral module, mounted on the other arm of the user, communicates with the first module by radio frequency transmission. According to other aspects of the invention, the light detector may be mounted in a housing which is separate and part from the optical scan module. According to another aspect, a laser pointer or scanner is mounted to a ring which is arranged to be worn on a single finger of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Inventors: Simon Bard, Joseph Katz, Frederic Heiman, Paul Dvorkis, Edward Barkan, Jerome Swartz, Boris Metlitsky, Miklos Stern, Mark Krichever
  • Patent number: 6410931
    Abstract: An optical scan module, for example for an optical scanner, includes an integrally molded plastics material member which defines not only the laser focusing lens, but also the laser focusing aperture and the collection mirror. In addition, the molded member may act to house and to locate both a semiconductor laser and a photodetector, thereby ensuring easy and accurate placement of those elements within the scanning assembly. The optical assembly may be in modular form, mounted onto a common printed circuit board with a beam scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Dvorkis, Howard Shepard, Edward Barkan, Simon Bard, Henry Grossfeld, Mark Dryzmala, Harold Charych, Raj Bridgelall, David Tsi, Ian Jenkins, Chin-Hung Jwo, Theodore Koontz
  • Patent number: 6405049
    Abstract: A portable data device system includes a portable data device and a cradle for receiving the portable data device. The cradle is arranged to recharge the portable data device power supply and/or upload or download information to and from the portable data device. The cradle and portable data device are in wireless communication allowing a minimum of processing and data storage capability at the front end and hence operation of the portable data device as a thin client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Allan Herrod, John Klein, Sarosh Vesuna, Simon Bard