With Computing Or Totalizing Means Patents (Class 177/3)
  • Patent number: 10877702
    Abstract: A printer communicates with an operation terminal and a weight measuring apparatus. The printer includes a receiving buffer configured to store data, a memory in which an identification information list for the weight measuring apparatus is stored, and a controller. The printer has a weight measuring mode for transferring the data received via a specific interface, to which the weight measuring apparatus is connected, to the operation terminal, and an ordinary mode for executing a command analysis after developing, in the receiving buffer, the data received via all interfaces including the specific interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomoki Miyashita
  • Patent number: 10664592
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention may include a method, computer program product and system for executing a software application. The embodiment may include receiving a notification of an intended execution of the software application directly within an operating system of the computing device. The embodiment may include halting the intended execution. The embodiment may include determining whether the software application is known and safe. The embodiment may include determining whether the software application is known and malicious. The embodiment may include creating a container on the computing device. The embodiment may include executing the software application within the container. The embodiment may include monitoring an execution behavior of the software application. The embodiment may include determining whether an anomaly has occurred within the execution behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rossella De Gaetano, Alessandro Ghezzi, Corrado Gianfelici, Alfonso D'Aniello, Martha Pinelo, Valerio Mercuri
  • Patent number: 10041827
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein each include at least one of devices, methods, and software for image guided scale calibration. One embodiment, in the form of a method, includes outputting an instruction to place a first weight on a scale being calibrated at a particular location and capturing at least one image of the weight when placed on the scale. The method then processes a captured image of a weight when placed on the scale to determine whether the weight is the first weight and whether the weight is at the particular location. When the weight placed on the scale is not the first weight or the weight is not at the particular location, the method performs a remedial action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Peter R. Charpentier, Jason Rambler
  • Patent number: 8597505
    Abstract: The specification discloses a portable dialysis machine having a detachable controller unit and base unit. The controller unit includes a door having an interior face, a housing with a panel where the housing and panel define a recessed region configured to receive the interior face of the door, and a manifold receiver fixedly attached to the panel. The base unit has a planar surface for receiving a container of fluid, a scale integrated with the planar surface, a heater in thermal communication with the planar surface, and a sodium sensor in electromagnetic communication with the planar surface. Embodiments of the disclosed portable dialysis system have improved structural and functional features, including improved modularity, ease of use, and safety features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Neil Fulkerson, Russell Thomas Joseph, James Roswell Braig, Victor Gura, David J. Mishelevich, Thomas Robinson, Charles Clemens, Milan Trcka, Clark Berg Foster, Daniele Ghidoli, Martin Hering, Frank Isackson, Jan Brian Zwierstra, Mark Forrest Smith
  • Publication number: 20130220708
    Abstract: Disclosed is a portable axle scale system using a smart terminal. In the portable axle scale system, a portable smart terminal functions to judge whether or not a vehicle is overloaded based on a result measured by a portable axle scale, and to transmit a variety of information, such as information on the measured vehicle, personal information on a vehicle driver, photographs related to a measurement operation, and positional information on a measurement place, to a server for storage of the information. Then, the smart terminal may transmit the information to a cellular phone or other communication terminals of the vehicle driver to assist the vehicle driver in confirming relevant materials in real-time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicants: SIMT INC.
    Inventors: Hong Kyun KIM, Ki Tae Kim
  • Publication number: 20130126248
    Abstract: A weighing device includes a weighing unit, a camera, an identifying unit, a product weight calculation unit, a label printer unit, a person sensor and a shopper-side notification unit. The weighing unit measures weight of a container and a product therein selected by a shopper to produce a weight value. The camera detects the size of the container. The identifying unit identifies the container based on size. The product weight calculation unit subtracts weight of the identified container from the weight value to calculate the weight of a product. The label printer unit prints a label displaying the price of the product based on the weight of the product. The person sensor detects whether or not the shopper is present at the weighing device. The shopper-side notification unit guides the shopper through purchasing and label printing in response to the person sensor detecting the presence of the shopper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: ISHIDA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: ISHIDA CO., LTD.
  • Publication number: 20120241227
    Abstract: A weight monitoring system includes a biometric identification input device, a body weight scale, and a controller. The controller is operative to identify a subject using identification data acquired by the biometric identification input device, to store weight data for the subject acquired by the body weight scale, and to correlate the weight data with the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Sharon D. Rogers, John Arthur Thomas Darrow
  • Publication number: 20120055718
    Abstract: An electronic scale for recording health administration data comprises: a micro controller, a food database module, a weight sensing device, an identification module, the food database module, and the user database module. The micro controller has at least an embedded application for processing data input, output, analysis, and calculation. The food database module is provided for storing detailed food data item. The weight sensing device comprises a weight platform for receiving the food for weight measuring and sensing the food weight. The identification module is provided for identifying the data in an identification tag of the food for weight measuring. The data identified by the identification module is used to map to the corresponding food and the associated data in the food database module for performing analysis and calculation in the micro controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventor: Jiunn-Rong CHEN
  • Patent number: 7979116
    Abstract: A body composition measuring instrument includes a body composition calculating unit for calculating the body composition of a user by using a plurality of electrodes, a reference value storage region for storing information of a reference value related to the past body composition of the user, a display control unit for performing a control to display a position of the body composition during the time calculated by the body composition calculating unit in reference to a line showing the reference value on a predetermined graph, and a display section for providing a display corresponding to the output from the display control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Feilang Tseng, Tetsuya Sato
  • Publication number: 20080046215
    Abstract: A system and method of calculating chemical usage during a refilling of a supply tank, which includes the steps of providing a chemical system having a first supply tank of known capacity, wherein the tank is mounted upon an electronic scale. The scale is capable of generating a series of signals related to the weight of the tank when empty and at various levels of fill. A system controller receives a series of signals from the scale relating to the weight of the tank when empty and at various levels of fill. The first supply tank is filled from a source of chemical feed and the fill time for the filling of the first supply tank is obtained. The system controller inputs the series of signals from the scale relating to the weight of the tank when empty and at various levels of fill and calculates a usage during refilling based on a feed rate times the fill time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Applicant: Force Flow
    Inventors: Mark B. Nelson, Dannie Ray Barger
  • Publication number: 20040040753
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device to be used for the sale of goods in a store. Said device comprises a unit for generating goods-related signals, a unit for generating identification signals, which represent the type of the goods to be sold, and comprises a display unit for generating a visual representation of information contents that are determined on the basis of the goods-related signals and/or identification signals. For generating a visual representation, the invention provides that the sales device is operated by quantity information that represents the present quantity of the goods of the type indicated by the identification signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2003
    Publication date: March 4, 2004
    Inventor: Gebhard Wallisch
  • Patent number: 5884238
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for achieving accurate positioning of freight in a freight receptacle, without requiring skill on the part of the material handling equipment operator. The method and apparatus uses specially marked forms, a Freight Placement Index, and can be used in conjunction with a computer software program, computer, and a scale/scanner. The computer program identifies the correct load position, with respect to the Freight Placement Index inside the freight container after the load description has been entered into the computer. The scanner/scale enter the height, width, length, and weight of load materials. One method is for the load planner or material handling equipment, operator to input information about freight i.e. by use of a computer program and the scale/scanner unit. This program instructs the operator to position the load respective to the Freight Placement Index inside of the freight container or receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Inventors: Virginia Noll, Charles Noll
  • Patent number: 5345042
    Abstract: In an elevator hitch load weighing assembly, a load cell provides an analog load signal to a summer 12, where an analog tare compensation signal is subtracted from the load signal prior to a compensated load signal being provided to an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) 20; the digital load signal is provided to a remaining tare subtractor 26 where tare remaining in the digital load signal is subtracted and a payload provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Assignee: Otis Elevator Company
    Inventor: Eric K. Jamieson
  • Patent number: 4760539
    Abstract: A method for calibrating an electronic scale includes sampling the output of the scale a predetermined number of times to generate a number of average readings for the weight that is placed on the scale, comparing two successive average readings and selecting the average reading that is within a predetermined weight of the previous average reading, comparing the digital signals sampled representing the selected average reading with the setting of a plurality of settable switches in which each switch position will represent a binary bit and displaying on a display the switch settings which represents the selected average reading of the output of the scale. The operator in response to instructions displayed on the display will place a weighted object on the scale, set one of the switches of the settable switches in response to placing the weight on the scale and set the switches in response to the instructions displayed on the display to store the selected average reading in the settable switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1988
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Gene L. Amacher, Gene R. Mathes, John F. Paugstat
  • Patent number: 4751661
    Abstract: A method for automatically zero balancing an electronic scale includes disabling the display from displaying a "Scale Ready" logo, taking a number of readings from the scale when no weight is placed on the scale, obtaining an average reading for a zero weight condition of the scale by dividing the sum of the readings by the number of readings taken, detecting when two consecutive average readings are within a first predetermined limit, enabling the display to display the "Scale Ready" logo indicating the scale is ready for a weighing operation, taking a number of readings from the scale in response to the displaying the scale ready logo, blanking the display when the readings taken are not within a predetermined value of the zero balance readings, and removing the scale lid from the scale and cleaning the scale to remove dirt or other impediments from the scale in response to the blanking of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1988
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Gene L. Amacher, Gene R. Mathes, John E. Paugstat
  • Patent number: 4648056
    Abstract: A conveyor (10) conveys stacks of newspapers to a weigh station (A). The weigh station produces a digital weight signal which is processed by an electric circuit (B) to determine whether each bundle contains a preselected number of newspapers. A display (F) provides an indication whether or not the weighed bundle contains the preselected number of newspapers. More specifically, the electronic circuit includes a microprocessor (22) which is programmed to store a preselected number of acceptable bundle weights in a tare calculation memory (72). An algorithm implementing routine (78) averages the stored weights to determine an average weight or tare. A subtraction circuit or routine (52) subtractively combines the tare and the measured weight. A divider circuit or routine (56') divides the tare by twice the number of newspapers which are to be in each bundle to determine the weight of half a paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1987
    Assignee: Hall Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: James R. Wakefield
  • Patent number: 4598780
    Abstract: This invention provides an electronic scale printer, and more particularly an electronic scale printer in which a printer is connected electrically to the electronic scale used in a department store or supermarket etc., and required data are printed on a printing sheet under an instruction from the electronic scale and issued from the printer. The invention provides a printer capable of issuing both a label and a receipt through one printing means and more particularly an electronic scale printer in which either a label or a receipt corresponding to the kind of printing sheet stored in a cassette is printed and issued under proper replacement of the cassette having printing sheet for label stored therein with a cassette having a printing sheet for receipt stored therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1986
    Assignee: Teraoka Seiko Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Iwasaki, Kunio Mori, Yoshio Tanabe
  • Patent number: 4512430
    Abstract: An electronic coupled-in-motion railroad track scale is disclosed and comprises four track logic switches for detecting forward or backward train axle movement, a programmable digital voltmeter connected to load cells for effecting the weighing of the train cars, and a computer (CPU) for controlling the voltmeter as well as the track logic switches, and for correlating the axle numbers to the weight determined for each particular car. The four track switches are situated such that two switches are located in close proximity on either end of the weighbridge and the train track interface. Together with the logic circuits, the switches indicate when an axle comes on or goes off the weighbridge, and in which direction the axle is moving. In this manner, if reweighing is desired, the train may be backed up or forwarded to the particular car in question without reweighing the entire train.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1985
    Assignee: AMAX, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce V. Bowersox, Thomas I. Shepherd
  • Patent number: 4319328
    Abstract: A postage cost recording system including a postage computer, a postage meter apparatus for printing postage legends, a meter driver responsive to the postage computer for adjusting the postage amount handles of the postage meter, and a sensor for detecting the passage of items through the postage meter apparatus and for providing a signal to the postage computer. The postage computer stores item records for each metering cycle and for each item sensed by the sensor and controls a printer to provide summaries of the stored item records. Also disclosed are various alternative versions of the postage recording system and letter feed sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1982
    Assignee: Sabre Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Carl A. Eggert
  • Patent number: 4134464
    Abstract: A system for bidirectional in-motion weighing of freight cars of a train includes a weighbridge, first and second sets of load cells, three wheel sensing devices, a control device, a device initiated by the control device for weighing operations, and a printer for the total car weight. The sets of load cells are mounted to receive the load from opposite ends of the weighbridge. Each set has a rapid change of output voltage when an axle enters or leaves the associated weighbridge end. The weighbridge is located between two spaced, aligned tracks and has a third track. The three tracks provide a path of train travel. Each wheel sensing device has a component to provide a signal when a wheel passes. Two components are mounted beside the first two tracks a predetermined distance from opposite ends of the third track. The third component is located beside one of the three tracks a predetermined distance from one end of the third track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1979
    Assignee: Mangood Corporation
    Inventors: Bernard A. Johnson, Thomas M. Parkinson
  • Patent number: 4119161
    Abstract: The system is responsive to a signal from a weight computer to selectively move levers on a lever type postage metering machine to postage selecting positions corresponding to computed postage. The system includes a plurality of actuating members with connecting members for embracing the tabs on the ends of the postage selecting or setting levers of the metering machine for moving the levers to the selected positions. The connecting members follow the natural motion of the tabs on the postage selecting levers. The operating members are moved to their selective positions by alternating rotating discs controlled by an alternately driven motor, which is driven in response to a signal from the weight computer with a comparator circuit for comparing and selecting the respective positions of the discs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1978
    Assignee: Orbitran Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert John Price, Lawrence Joseph Kamm
  • Patent number: 4101366
    Abstract: An electronic digital display scale with a label printer adapted to weigh an article, to print a measured weight of said article on a label and to adhere said label onto said article weighed, wherein the printed label is held by a label transfer device by means of adhering or suction and transferred to an applying position outside a frame, thereby said label is applied to the weighted article by depressing said weighed article against the label retained by said label transfer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1978
    Assignee: Teraoka Seikosho Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuharu Teraoka, Kazuo Nishimura
  • Patent number: 4029161
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a weighing and computing system for determining and displaying the total net price of a series of commodity items including items to be weighed for determining individual net prices from unit weight prices and items of fixed net prices which are not to be weighed. The system includes a weighing mechanism comprising a platform upon which a commodity item to be weighed is placed for providing reference and gross weight signals corresponding to the load on the platform with the reference weight signals corresponding to the total load of all previous commodities in the series which have been weighed and the gross weight signals corresponding to the total load of all said previous commodities weighed and the load of the next commodity in the series to be weighed and a selectively operable unit price means for providing a rate signal corresponding to a unit weight price for a commodity to be weighed or an item net price signal for a commodity of fixed net price.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1975
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1977
    Assignee: Sanitary Scale Company
    Inventors: Colin E. Foster, Edward C. Karp
  • Patent number: 4004139
    Abstract: An improved electronic apparatus for accurately weighing, computing a value and printing a label showing the weight, the price per unit weight and the computed value of each of a plurality of successive articles. The scale generates a predetermined number of significant weight digits which are used in computing values and at least one additional least significant weight digit. A digital indicator is provided for normally displaying the significant digits of the corrected net article weight obtained from the measured gross article weight less the zero correction factor and any tare weight. The displayed weight may be shifted and the correcting of errors inhibited to permit displaying the additional least significant weight digit while checking or manually aligning the zero of the uncorrected scale output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1975
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1977
    Assignee: Reliance Electric Company
    Inventor: Donivan L. Hall
  • Patent number: 3962569
    Abstract: Improved electronic apparatus for weighing, computing a value and printing a label showing the weight, the price per unit weight and the computed value of each of a plurality of successive commodities. An integrated circuit microcomputer is supplied with the article weight from a load cell scale and with the price per unit weight either from a manual keyboard or automatically from a commodity plate in a label printer. The microcomputer includes an arithmetic logic unit, data registers and a sequence controller which is programmed to cause the microcomputer to correct for scale errors, to check for no motion of the scale, to compensate the measured gross weight for any tare weight, to check various interlocks, to compute an article value and to cause a label to be printed for the article. Input data to the microcomputer and output data from the microcomputer is multiplexed through interface circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1975
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1976
    Assignee: Reliance Electric Company
    Inventors: Richard C. Loshbough, Edward G. Pryor, Gerald D. Robaszkiewicz
  • Patent number: 3961747
    Abstract: A commodity identification key carrying apertures arranged in rows and columns for organization of commodity identification, parity checking, and clock control information, provision for manually controlled reading of the commodity identification information into storage, provision for repeatedly reading the commodity information out of storage and repeatedly checking the parity thereof, and provision for controlling the printing of a machine readable bar code representative of a commodity identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1975
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1976
    Assignee: Hobart Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Small, Robert C. Meckstroth