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  • Patent number: 11308045
    Abstract: The information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit, a sparsity calculation unit, a selection unit, and an output unit. The acquisition unit acquires the input matrix data information. The sparsity calculation unit calculates the sparsity of the target matrix data represented by the input matrix data information. The selection unit selects a representation format to be applied to the output matrix data information from a plurality of representation formats, based on the sparsity calculated by the sparsity calculation unit. The plurality of representation formats include the dense representation format and at least two sparse representation formats. The output unit outputs the output matrix data information that represents the target matrix data in the representation format selected by the selection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Salita Sombatsiri
  • Patent number: 11265697
    Abstract: A radio communication equipment comprises an information card configured to record information on a service subscription provided by a network operator, a radio communicator configured to receive notification information of cancellation for the subscription by short message service (SMS) via radio communication, and a controller configured to notify that a subscription to a network operator corresponding to the information card has been cancelled, in response to the notification information received by the SMS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Tokiyasu Kamata
  • Patent number: 11199848
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method, system and related device of implementing vehicle automatic payment. The method includes: controlling, by a vehicle controller, a vehicle to drive automatically and stop at a payment position; obtaining, by a payment terminal, vehicle identification information of the vehicle, and determining payment amount corresponding to the vehicle identification information; sending, by the payment terminal, leaving indication information to the vehicle controller after determining that the vehicle controller pays the payment amount; and controlling, by the vehicle controller, the vehicle to start and leave the payment position when receiving the leaving indication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING TUSEN ZHITU TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD..
    Inventor: Nan Wu
  • Patent number: 10980605
    Abstract: A remote control robot system includes a slave arm, a master main body imitating the shape of an object handled by the slave arm, a manipulation receiving device configured to receive manipulation of an operator based on the position and posture of the master main body, and a control device configured to control operation of the slave arm based on the manipulation received by the manipulation receiving device so that behavior of the object corresponds to behavior of the master main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Nobuyasu Shimomura, Tsuyoshi Maehara, Masayuki Kamon
  • Patent number: 10915593
    Abstract: A system and method for scanning a unique “license plate” bar code or QR code creates a web page with that unique code as part of the URL. The system allows the end user to tag an asset then scan that asset and automatically create an associated web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Mark Richard David
  • Patent number: 10901748
    Abstract: An apparatus of an aspect includes a plurality of cores and shared core extension logic coupled with each of the plurality of cores. The shared core extension logic has shared data processing logic that is shared by each of the plurality of cores. Instruction execution logic, for each of the cores, in response to a shared core extension call instruction, is to call the shared core extension logic. The call is to have data processing performed by the shared data processing logic on behalf of a corresponding core. Other apparatus, methods, and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Eran Shifer, Mostafa Hagog, Eliyahu Turiel
  • Patent number: 10902233
    Abstract: A digital object identifier (DOI) display request is received. A service type of a service corresponding to the display request is determined. Basic user information of a first user and identity type information corresponding to the service type is determined based on the service type and stored calibration information, where the identity type information is pre-authenticated to ensure validity based on a validity period associated with the identity type information. A DOI of the first user is generated based on the basic user information and the identity type information. The DOI is displayed for a second user to perform service processing based on the basic user information and the identity type information in the DOI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ge Chen, Lingnan Shen, Yanghui Liu, Jie Qi
  • Patent number: 10891447
    Abstract: Briefly, a method for verifying the visual perceptibility of a display is provided. An intended message is written to a bistable display. Pixels that comprise portions of the message are measured and evaluated to determine if the message actually displayed on the bistable display was perceptible by a human or a machine. In some cases, information regarding the message actually perceivable from the display may be stored for later use. Responsive to determining that a message is perceivable or not perceivable, alarms may be set, one or more third parties notified, or additional display features may be set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Paul Atkinson
  • Patent number: 10726253
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus has an image reading portion, a storage portion, an image processing portion, a loss detecting portion, and a text correcting portion. The image reading portion reads a document image. The storage portion stores dictionary data containing a plurality of characters and words. The image processing portion acquires character data by performing character recognition on the document image. The loss detecting portion detects a lost part in the character data based on the dictionary data. When the character data has the lost part, the text correcting portion corrects the lost part with a character or word extracted as a candidate character or word for correcting the lost part from the dictionary data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Takuya Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10726223
    Abstract: A first row of pixels from a barcode image is extracted by a terminal device based on a predetermined extraction policy. The first row of pixels is parsed by the terminal device to obtain a first character string. Whether the first character string satisfies a predetermined character rule is determined by the terminal device. Responsive to a determination that the first character string satisfies the predetermined character rule: the first character string is determined as an identification result of a barcode in the barcode image and the identification result is generated including the first character string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Zhengbao Liu
  • Patent number: 10706403
    Abstract: An example system is provided that controls a standby time for performing contactless communication based on whether the device performing the communication is a stationary or portable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Takeuchi, Ryuichi Yoshida, Hiroto Yada, Yasumasa Nakai, Tatsuya Niwa
  • Patent number: 10579837
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present application disclose a method, a device and an electronic apparatus for testing capability of analyzing a two-dimensional code. The method comprises: performing an analysis on a two-dimensional code to be tested to obtain a result string; recording a duration of the present analysis; updating a total test duration based on the duration of the present analysis; determining whether the present analysis is correct; updating the number of correct analyses if the present analysis is correct; determining whether the updated total test duration is not less than a preset duration; determining a test result based on the updated number of correct analyses and the updated total test duration if the updated total test duration is not less than the preset duration, so as to intuitively reflect the capability of the electronic apparatus analyzing a two-dimensional code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Zhuhai Juntian Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chao Wang
  • Patent number: 10546160
    Abstract: A printer-verifier system for providing print quality feedback and controlling print quality is provided. The printer-verifier system may include a printing mechanism configured to print a machine-readable indicia on a print media; a verifier device configured to optically scan the machine-readable indicia; and a print quality monitoring device in electronic communication with the printing mechanism and the verifier device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: DATAMAX-O'NEIL CORPORATION
    Inventors: H Sprague Ackley, Thomas Axel Jonas Celinder
  • Patent number: 10515519
    Abstract: In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to automating testing of transactions at a point-of-sale (POS) terminal. In some embodiments, a system comprises a handheld scanner including an electronic switch electrically coupled to a physical trigger of the handheld scanner, wherein the handheld scanner is configured to read a product identifier, a first display device configured to present the product identifier, the POS terminal including a second display device configured to present a transaction record for a transaction, and a control circuit configured to determine a test case to execute, determine the product identifier, cause presentation of the product identifier, transmit a signal that mimics a pull of the trigger, capture, from the second display device, an image including at least a portion of the transaction record, and analyze the image to determine whether the transaction record includes a record associated with the product identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher D. Johnson, Timothy M. Fenton, Michael A. Ryan
  • Patent number: 10473637
    Abstract: A device for determining the temperature of a road building material applied by a construction machine in a mounting width is arranged at the construction machine in a range within the mounting width and has an infrared temperature measuring head, a motor and a controller, the infrared temperature measuring head being arranged to be twistable by the motor transverse to the direction of travel of the construction machine and being effective to record temperature measuring values of the surface of road building material during a rotational movement at at least two measuring points spaced apart from one another. The controller is effective to control the motor based on the fitting position of the device at the construction machine such that the distance between the measuring points on the surface to be measured remains equal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: MOBA-MOBILE AUTOMATION AG
    Inventors: Torsten Schoenbach, Dominik Becher, Marcus Watermann, Christian Grasso
  • Patent number: 10455072
    Abstract: A system is herein provided for enabling optical transmission of data between a sensor and a smart device, including a computing device running testing related code in a materials testing Application, wherein the device has a screen and a camera in proximity to the screen; a materials testing adaptor including a light source and a light receiver, wherein the adaptor is adapted to be placed at least partially over the computer device screen, and at least partially over the computer device camera; wherein the computer device communicates data optically to the testing adaptor using at least a part of the screen, and the testing adaptor communicates data optically to the computer device using the light source; and wherein the computer device receives data optically from the testing adaptor using the camera, and the testing adaptor receives data optically from the computer device using the light receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: LABSTYLE INNOVATION LTD.
    Inventors: Dov Oppenheim, Haim Krief
  • Patent number: 10303913
    Abstract: A system and method for processing imaged machine readable indicia may include capturing an image of a machine readable indicia including multiple codewords. A determination of an actual scanline of a codeword of the captured indicia may be made. A virtual scanline of the codeword of the imaged indicia for a type of symbology may be generated. In response to the virtual and actual scanlines matching, data representative of the codeword may be stored. Otherwise, repeat generating virtual scanlines of the codewords and compare the generated virtual scanlines with the actual scanlines until a match is identified or possible virtual codewords are exhausted. In response to a match, data representative of the matched scanline may be stored. The process may further repeatedly determine, generate, and compare until each codeword is determined. Data represented by the indicia based on the stored data representative of the matched codewords may be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Datalogic IP Tech S.R.L.
    Inventors: Stefano Santi, Francesco Deppieri, Rinaldo Zocca
  • Patent number: 10043042
    Abstract: A decodable indicia reading terminal can comprise a multiple pixel image sensor, an imaging lens configured to focus an image of decodable indicia on the image sensor, an analog-to-digital (A/D) converter configured to convert an analog signal read out of the image sensor into a digital signal, a communication interface, and a microprocessor configured to output decoded message data corresponding to the decodable indicia by processing the digital signal. The decodable indicia reading terminal can be configured, responsive to a triggering event, to transmit via the communication interface a decoding result and an indicia readability rating. The triggering event can be provided by a failure to detect decodable indicia, the indicia readability rating being less than a pre-defined threshold, exceeding a pre-defined time period to decode decodable indicia, a user interface action, and a command received via said communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: James Nahill, Mark Hernadez, Sergio DiVentura
  • Patent number: 9991091
    Abstract: An in-situ optical column comprises: a hollow objective tube; a microscope objective including an outermost lens, the microscope objective inserted at least partway into an objective end of the hollow objective tube with the outermost lens exposed; and a vacuum-tight seal spanning the inside of the hollow objective tube. An ocular lens or digital imaging unit may be disposed at a camera end of the hollow objective tube opposite from the objective end of the hollow objective tube to form an in-situ microscope. The in-situ optical column may include a mounting flange by which the column is mounted to a flange of a vacuum feedthrough of a vacuum system, with the outermost lens of the microscope objective exposed to vacuum of the vacuum chamber and the microscope objective arranged to image a sample disposed on the sample stage of the vacuum system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Michael G. Durller
  • Patent number: 9917975
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for facsimile requirements monitoring during facsimile transmission of a form. In an embodiment of the invention, a method of facsimile requirements monitoring during facsimile transmission of a form is provided. The method includes loading a document directed for facsimile transmission by a facsimile data processing system, identifying within the document a facsimile requirement that a particular location within the document include end user supplied data, determining whether or not the particular location specified by the facsimile requirement includes end user supplied data, and generating an error message in the facsimile device responsive to a determination that the particular location lacks any end user supplied data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: LENOVO ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Gary D. Cudak, Lydia M. Do, Christopher J. Hardee, Adam Roberts
  • Patent number: 9860236
    Abstract: A smart tag and methods of interacting with and authenticating interactions with the same are provided. The smart tag (308) is enabled to generate a Tag Authentication Cryptogram (TAC) and include the TAC in response (S303) to a read request (S301). Accordingly, each response generated by the smart tag (308) will include a different TAC. It follows that interactions between the smart tag (308) and a reading device (304) can be authenticated as unique interactions if the TAC is validated as a unique and correct TAC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventors: Philip Hoyer, Julian Eric Lovelock, Mark Robinton
  • Patent number: 9838583
    Abstract: A method for verifying a lighting setup used for inspecting a micro defect. The method includes simulating a scene including a micro defect, light source and imaging device. A position of the light source and imaging device is then optimized to form an optimized simulated setup for viewing micro defect. A shadow calibration reference (SCR) having a simulated shadow field is then rendered in a location. Next, a physical imaging device and light source are positioned based on information from the optimized simulated setup to form an optimized physical setup. A physical SCR based on information from the SCR rendering is fabricated. Next, an image is captured of a physical SCR in a corresponding location associated with each SCR rendering. The optimized physical setup is verified if at least one shadow parameter from the SCR rendering is substantially similar to a corresponding shadow parameter in a corresponding image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS ENERGY, INC.
    Inventors: Jan Ernst, Ziyan Wu, Kevin P. Bailey, Terrence Chen
  • Patent number: 9830746
    Abstract: Methods are described for charging fees in a road toll system. An on-board unit identification is input into a toll terminal to generate a transaction identification. The transaction identification is transmitted to a transaction server, and from the server to a transaction terminal. A payment card identification is input into the transaction terminal, and is transmitted with the transaction identification to the server. A substitute identification, generated in the transaction server and associated with the card identification, and the transaction identification are transmitted from the transaction server to the toll terminal. The on-board unit identification and substitute identification, associated by the transaction identification, are transmitted from the toll terminal to a toll server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Kapsch TrafficCom AG
    Inventor: Nader Namdar
  • Patent number: 9697553
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments of the present invention, a controller receives an indication of acceptance by a customer of an offer for a subsidy from a second vendor (e.g., a subsidizing vendor). The offer may define, for example, a reduction in the price charged for an item purchased from a first vendor and an obligation for the customer to fulfill in exchange for the subsidy. The customer is charged a second price for the items, which is less than the total price, and may even be zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Daniel E. Tedesco, Stephen C. Tulley, John M. Packes, Jr., Deirdre O'Shea, Keith Bemer, James A. Jorasch, Dean P. Alderucci
  • Patent number: 9686428
    Abstract: In image-checking equipment, a detector reads a line-shaped check image formed on a sheet and acquires image data on the check image. A controller calculates an edge blur in a rising edge and a falling edge of the image data, calculates a line width of the check image. The controller refers to a correction table with the measured values of the edge blur and the line width of the check image, and acquires a corrected line width value based on the correction table to obtain the real line width of the check image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Takashi Harashima, Takaaki Kooriya, Katsuyuki Hirata
  • Patent number: 9626543
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are described for accurately reading barcodes. One embodiment of an apparatus includes: a sensor to detect transitions between bars on a barcode having bars with N different widths; a timer to associate a time value with each of the transitions; a delta calculation module to determine a current delta value for a current bar; a bar identification module to apply a first window value to each of N delta values stored in a memory, each of the N delta values associated with a different one of N different bar widths, the bar identification nodule to compare the current delta value with each of the N delta values having the first window value applied thereto, and identify the current bar as having one of the N widths if the current delta value falls within the first window value applied to one of the N widths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Afero, Inc.
    Inventors: Siddhartha Ray, Scott Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 9582699
    Abstract: The invention relates to a code support adapted to be associated with or part of a capsule intended for delivering a beverage in a beverage producing device by centrifugation of the capsule. The support comprises a code formed by at least a first sequence of symbols and a second sequence of symbols. The code is represented on the support so that each symbol is sequentially readable by a reading arrangement of an external reading device while the capsule is driven in rotation along an axis of rotation (Z). The first sequence comprises at least one first preamble sequence of symbols, and at least one first data sequence of symbols. The second sequence comprises at least one second preamble sequence of symbols and at least one second data sequence of symbols. The first preamble sequence is distinct from the second preamble sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Christian Jarisch, Stefan Kaeser, Arnaud Gerbaulet
  • Patent number: 9576158
    Abstract: A decodable indicia reading terminal can comprise a multiple pixel image sensor, an imaging lens configured to focus an image of decodable indicia on the image sensor, an analog-to-digital (A/D) converter configured to convert an analog signal read out of the image sensor into a digital signal, a communication interface, and a microprocessor configured to output decoded message data corresponding to the decodable indicia by processing the digital signal. The decodable indicia reading terminal can be configured, responsive to a triggering event, to transmit via the communication interface a decoding result and an indicia readability rating. The triggering event can be provided by a failure to detect decodable indicia, the indicia readability rating being less than a pre-defined threshold, exceeding a pre-defined time period to decode decodable indicia, a user interface action, and a command received via said communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: James Nahill, Mark Hernandez, Sergio DiVentura
  • Patent number: 9563799
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing the likelihood of false positive decodes within a set of barcodes are disclosed. The method can be implemented in a computing device, which includes: providing a list of barcode configurations that meet damage tolerance criteria; reducing, if possible, each configuration list to barcode configurations that have a compatible configuration pair between sets; and comparing all possible combinations of barcode type configurations to find at least one set of configurations that are resistant to false positives decodes between barcode types during decoding processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Richard C. Vanhall
  • Patent number: 9547073
    Abstract: A radar transmitting unit Tx transmits a radio-frequency radar transmission signal from a transmission antenna which is inclined in the direction of a depression angle ?. A radar receiving unit Rx estimates the height and speed of a vehicle which travels on a road surface using a reflected wave signal from the vehicle. A template generating unit 19 generates a variation in a phase component of the reflected wave signal corresponding to N heights and speeds of the vehicle as N templates. N vehicle height/speed template correlation calculation units #1 to #Nrep calculate correlation on the basis of any one of the N templates and a correlation value between the reflected wave signal and a transmission code of the radar transmission signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takaaki Kishigami, Takafumi Tokuhiro, Tadashi Morita
  • Patent number: 9501670
    Abstract: A system for decoding energy peaks of an identifier includes an interface and a processor. The interface is configured to receive a reference peak position associated with an identifier, wherein the identifier comprises a rugate microtag, and receive a set of data pattern peak positions associated with the identifier. The processor is configured to determine a set of adjusted data pattern peak positions based on the reference peak position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: TruTag Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Learmonth, Ting Zhou
  • Patent number: 9449210
    Abstract: Method and system for detecting a correction pattern in a QR code are disclosed. In the detection of a correction pattern, coordinates of the correction pattern is at first roughly estimated according to the detected coordinates of the detection patterns and different QR code versions, then a square region is specified around the coordinates of the correction pattern, in which a search is performed repeatedly. Finally, in conjunction with the characteristic of the correction pattern itself, i.e., having a line segment meeting a predetermined ratio, the correction pattern may be accurately located in the predetermined area, without the need of searching patterns meeting a 1:1:1 ratio line by line in the entire QR code image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignees: PEKING UNIVERSITY FOUNDER GROUP CO., LTD., FOUNDER MOBILE MEDIA TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ling Zhang, Chao Guan, Zhenhua Liu, Gezhang Liu, Wanyi Che
  • Patent number: 9413715
    Abstract: A URI-redirection via machine-scannable-code system and method are provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventor: Jesse Chor
  • Patent number: 9333792
    Abstract: In a method or system for monitoring of printed data in a printing system, a monitoring code for a respective page to be printed of a recording medium is generated. The monitoring code is printed on the respective page. The printed monitoring code is automatically read and evaluated such that monitoring numbers that are not contained in numerical succession in a monitoring list are used as the monitoring codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Oce Printing Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Holger Hofmann
  • Patent number: 9322905
    Abstract: A radar transmitting unit Tx transmits a radio-frequency radar transmission signal from a transmission antenna which is inclined in the direction of a depression angle ?. A radar receiving unit Rx estimates the height and speed of a vehicle which travels on a road surface using a reflected wave signal from the vehicle. A template generating unit generates a variation in a phase component of the reflected wave signal corresponding to N heights and speeds of the vehicle as N templates. N vehicle height/speed template correlation calculation units #1 to #Nrep calculate correlation on the basis of any one of the N templates and a correlation value between the reflected wave signal and a transmission code of the radar transmission signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takaaki Kishigami, Takafumi Tokuhiro, Tadashi Morita
  • Patent number: 9316038
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a process for pairing one or more wireless transmitters with a power head unit of a barrier opening system prior to delivering the system to the end user. In one facility, an authorization code of a wireless transmitter is received and passed to a printer that prints an encoded label with indicia corresponding to the authorization code. The so-encoded label is affixed to the wireless transmitter or its packaging or pallet. In another facility, the encoded label is thereafter scanned, and the authorization code is deciphered and stored in a database. The power head is programmed with the identical code by placing the power head into a learn mode, retrieving the deciphered authorization code from the database, and transmitting the retrieved code to the power head using a test transmitter while the power head is in the learn mode, with the power head thereafter moved out of the learn mode, thereby pairing the transmitter with the power head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Overhead Door Corporation
    Inventors: Steven E. Wilder, Tom Deneen, Tim Ikeler
  • Patent number: 9235745
    Abstract: There is provided a signal processing device for remedying an error in reading bar-codes derived from a defect of the bar-code printed on a label, a way to hold the bar-code reader's sensor to the bar-code and so forth. The signal processing device comprises: a variable amplifier configured to output a signal, as an output signal thereof, corresponding to an input signal, an offset and a gain of the variable amplifier being able to be adjusted; a comparing means configured to compare a level of the output signal of the variable amplifier with a plurality of thresholds; a detecting means configured to detect either or both of a shift of the offset of the variable amplifier and an excess or deficiency of the gain of the variable amplifier based on the result of the comparison executed in the comparing means; and an adjusting means configured to adjust either or both of the offset and the gain of the variable amplifier based on the result of the detection executed in the detecting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: NEC PLATFORMS, LTD
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tsuruki, Masao Gotoh, Hiroshi Shigemitsu, Masato Teraoka
  • Patent number: 9202090
    Abstract: An information processing system includes an information bearing medium and an information reading unit. The information bearing medium has a two-dimensional array of unit data zones. Marks are provided on some of the unit data zones so as to form a digital code. Mark patterns of any two Y-directional adjacent unit data zone strings based on the arrangement of marks in an X-direction differ from each other. The information reading unit generates a data string on the basis of a unit signal formed from a plurality of signals output from a group of detection units that detect the marks in synchronization and recognizes the digital code of the information bearing medium on the basis of a group of the data strings sequentially obtained from the array of the unit data zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroki Matsui, Shinnosuke Terai, Hirotaka Hatayama, Haruhisa Saito
  • Patent number: 9202097
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit, a detection unit, an extraction unit, and a reading unit. The acquisition unit is configured to acquire an input image including a marker having a position detection pattern. The detection unit is configured to detect the position detection pattern using identification data used for detecting the position detection pattern included in the input image, the identification data being from a plurality of position detection patterns having different forms from each other. The extraction unit is configured to extract, from the input image, the marker corresponding to the detected position detection pattern. The reading unit is configured to read data associated with the extracted marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yusuke Tazoe, Masahiro Sekine, Masashi Nishiyama, Goh Itoh
  • Patent number: 9195874
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for recognizing a barcode is disclosed, the recognizing method including steps of selecting and interpolating X-axis data at an arbitrary Y-axis of the barcode, detecting peaks of black and white modules of the barcode and restoring the barcode, and estimating widths of the black and white modules, extracting binary data and decoding the binary data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sangyong Lee
  • Patent number: 9189722
    Abstract: Systems and method of the present solution are directed to a motion QR code. In general a motion QR code is a 2D code that evolves over time. More particularly, the motion QR code is displayed, or “played”, to sequentially reveal a plurality of 2D codes. The 2D codes can include 2D barcodes, QR codes, Aztec codes, data matrix codes, or similar codes and are generically referred to as 2D codes. In comparison the a traditional 2D code, the motion QR code dramatically increases the amount of information displayed. The systems and methods described herein a related to a system and method for generating, transmitting, displaying, and authenticating motion QR codes. The QR motion codes can be displayed on, and scanned by, applications executing on client devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. The QR motion codes can be incorporated into traditional IDs, tickets, passes, or other document management systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: CELLUM INNOVACIOS ES SZOLGAL TATO ZRT
    Inventors: Balazs Inotay, Zoltan Acs, Jozsef Varga, Tamas Zahola
  • Patent number: 9151807
    Abstract: A magnetic field sensor includes built in self-test circuits that allow a self-test of most of, or all of, the circuitry of the magnetic field sensor, including self-test of a magnetic field sensing element used within the magnetic field sensor, while the magnetic field sensor is functioning in normal operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Allegro Microsystems, LLC
    Inventors: Andreas P. Friedrich, Andrea Foletto, Michael C. Doogue, William P. Taylor, Ravi Vig, P. Karl Scheller
  • Patent number: 9053373
    Abstract: An image based optical code scanner is presented that determines the health of each of a plurality of image capture devices located within the optical code scanner. The optical code scanner first determines a baseline performance for each of the image capture devices by capturing statistics for each of the image capture devices during item scanning operations. The optical code scanner then periodically determines the current performance of each of the image capture devices and compares it with the baseline performance. An alert message is generated if the current performance of any image capture device falls below its baseline performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Jason Rambler
  • Publication number: 20150144693
    Abstract: An optical code scanner is presented that includes image capture technology to read optical codes. The optical code scanner captures an image of an optical code and then generates multiple reduced resolution versions of the image. Multiple techniques are applied to the different images to identify a region of interest, enhance the contrast of the image, perform a non-linear local geometrical distortion correction and minimize the spatial resolution required to read the optical code. The techniques reduce the raw processing power and time required to identify and read an optical code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: NCR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Li, Sik Piu Kwan
  • Publication number: 20150144692
    Abstract: An indicia-reading system and indicia-verification method are provided. The indicia-reading system includes an indicia-capturing subsystem for acquiring information about indicia within the indicia-capturing subsystem's field of view. The system also includes an indicia-decoding subsystem for decoding indicia information. A verification subsystem evaluates the quality of the indicia information and generates user feedback regarding the quality of the indicia information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Benjamin Hejl
  • Patent number: 9038902
    Abstract: An electronic device comprises a socket having a plurality of connection terminals that accommodates a card-type external device having a corner cut-out portion, a plurality of contact pads exposed on a surface of the card-type external device that are correspondingly connected to the connection terminals in response to insertion of the card-type external device into the socket. A detection unit detects erroneous insertion of the card-type external device into the socket in response to incorrect location of the cut-out portion during the erroneous insertion. A processor outputs a control signal in response to the detected erroneous insertion of the card-type external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong-Sang Yun
  • Publication number: 20150136849
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and a method for writing a plurality of transponders. A rotatable member is designed to ensure a relative rotation between a load and a release device for packaging material. A reading device for reading object information during the rotation of the rotatable member is arranged on the rotatable member. Various antennae (e.g., linear polarized RFID antenna, omnidirectional antenna, dipole antenna, etc.) are provided for reading RFID's. The RFID tags are read while they rotate close to the fixed position of the RFID reading device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Bremer, Peter Schneider, Ralf Jakob
  • Patent number: 9016571
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of creating a two dimensional code comprises providing a two dimensional code comprising a cell, providing a picture comprising a patch corresponding to the cell of the two dimensional code, providing a plurality of cell patterns different from each other, wherein each cell pattern comprises a plurality of sub-cells, and determining one of the plurality of cell patterns for the cell of the two dimensional code according to the patch of the picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Ruen Rone Lee, Hung Kuo Chu, Niloy J. Mitra
  • Publication number: 20150090788
    Abstract: A method and system for filtering detection patterns in a QR code is provided in this invention. When multiple detection patterns get into a QR code image due to interference or other reasons, first of all, an side length is determined for each pattern to be detected, and then an average value of the side lengths of multiple patterns to be detected is determined, after which through comparing with a predetermined reference value, patterns to be detected meeting a predetermined condition are determined as detection patterns. An effective solution is provided to fill the gap in the prior art of unable to remove detection patterns caused by interference appropriately when more than three detection patterns are found.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicants: FOUNDER MOBILE MEDIA TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD, PEKING UNIVERSITY FOUNDER GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ling Zhang, Chao GUAN, Zhenhua LlU, Gezhang LlU, Wanyi CHE
  • Publication number: 20150076229
    Abstract: An information recognition processing device according to an embodiment includes a recognition unit, a diagnosis unit, and an output unit. The recognition unit recognizes a plurality of pieces of identification information recorded by a printing device. The diagnosis unit diagnoses the printing device based on recognition statistics information indicating recognition results of the plurality of pieces of identification information. The output unit outputs the diagnosis result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Hamamura, Masaya Maeda, Bunpei Irie, Ying Piao, Yuka Watanabe