Particular Sensor Structure Patents (Class 235/439)
  • Patent number: 9311511
    Abstract: An electronic device of a board protection mechanism includes: a substrate, a first shell, a first protection area, a second shell, a second protection area, and an adhesive piece, where the first protection area is located between a first surface of the substrate and the first shell and uses a structure between an operation board and the substrate for protection, the second shell is located at a second surface of the substrate and includes a groove and a feed inlet that are connected; the second protection area is located at the groove of the second shell and includes a wire mesh, surrounding the electronic element area and is electrically connected to the substrate; and the adhesive piece is filled into the feed inlet to cover the groove and fixed to the first shell, the second shell, the wire mesh, and the electronic element area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: UNIFORM INDUSTRIAL CORP.
    Inventors: Yu-Tsung Chen, Shu-Hua Chiang
  • Patent number: 9292728
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a finger biometric sensor, a memory, and a processor capable of generating a respective finger biometric template node for each finger positioning adjacent the finger biometric sensor. The processor may also be capable of allocating a set space of the memory to store a total number of finger biometric template nodes based upon a first number of fingers and with each finger having a first number of finger biometric template nodes associated therewith. In addition, the processor may reallocate the set space of the memory to store the total number of finger biometric template nodes but with a second number of finger biometric template nodes associated with at least one finger, with the second number of finger biometric template nodes being different than the first number of finger biometric template nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Michael Boshra, Craig A. Marciniak, William M. Vieta
  • Patent number: 9282501
    Abstract: A portable encoded information reading (EIR) terminal for incorporation in a data collection system can comprise a terminal module communicatively coupled to a wireless interface module via a wired interface. The terminal module can include a central processing unit (CPU), a memory, and an encoded information reading (EIR) device. The wireless interface module can include a microcontroller, a memory, and at least one wireless communication interface. The wireless interface module can establish one or more wireless links with one or more peer EIR terminals, to join a wireless network which is collectively formed by the peer EIR terminals. The wireless interface module can receive or transmit beacons containing at least an identifier of a path selection protocol which is used for unicast, multicast and broadcast frame transmission within the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ynjiun P. Wang, Huyu Qu
  • Patent number: 9275389
    Abstract: A modular device payment module includes a chassis. A modular device connector is located on the chassis. A payment module database in the chassis stores funding source information and security information. A payment module engine in the chassis determines that the modular device connector has been connected to a modular device frame of a modular device, and retrieves modular device identifying information from the modular device. The payment module then determines that the modular device identifying information matches an authorized modular device identified by the security information in the payment module database and, in response, enables the transmission of at least some of the funding source information from the payment module database to conduct a payment transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Emil Dides, Shereen Kamalie
  • Patent number: 9262003
    Abstract: A touch sensing system may include a pressure and force sensing device capable of sensing dynamic pressure or dynamic force applied to a piezoelectric sensing array. In such implementations, an applied force may be detected (and optionally recorded) during a period of time that the force is applied and changing. The force-sensing device may have a sufficiently high resolution to function as a fingerprint sensor. The touch sensing system may include one or more additional components capable of fingerprint sensing, such as an ultrasonic transmitter that allows the device to become an ultrasonic transducer capable of imaging a finger (or another object) in detail. The force-sensing device also may be capable of functioning as an ultrasonic receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Jack C. Kitchens, John K. Schneider, Stephen M. Gojevic
  • Patent number: 9256769
    Abstract: The subject technology relates to methods and systems for processing a payment using a mobile card reader. Implementations of the subject technology provide a method for receiving payment information, wherein the payment information specifies a payment amount, generating an authorization request to process the payment information, encrypting the authorization request using an encryption engine to generate a secure authorization request and transmitting the secure authorization request using the radio transceiver to a payment processor via a messaging service, wherein the messaging service comprises one or more of a SMS, a MMS or an email service. In certain aspects, methods of the subject technology can further include steps for receiving an authorization response from the payment processor via the messaging service. Systems and methods for mobile card reader activation are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Lamfalusi, Jesse Dorogusker, Dan Post, Thomas Templeton
  • Patent number: 9247035
    Abstract: The inventive device disclosed in the present application is a new case for iPhone 5 which has a built-in cable holder along one side of the phone. The holder is on the side opposite the volume and vibration controls. The user leaves their headphones plugged in and attached to their phone, wraps the headphone cable between the two prongs on the side of the case, and clips the ear buds into the earphone clip at the top. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Inventor: Jun Pao Zhang
  • Patent number: 9225054
    Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include devices, systems and/or methods of wireless communication via a dual directional antenna. For example, a device may include a hinge to connect between first and second elements to allow rotating the first element between first and second rotational states with respect to the second element, and a rotatable dual directional wireless communication antenna coupled to the hinge. The dual directional wireless communication antenna may be configured to communicate wireless communication signals in a first direction, when the first element is at the first rotational state, and to communicate the wireless communication signals in a second direction, different from the first direction, when the first element is at the second rotational state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Helen Kankan Pan, Raanan Sover, Eran Gerson
  • Patent number: 9189662
    Abstract: Apparatus for reading an RFID tag includes an RF-blocking enclosure having a port and adapted to receive through the port a non-RFID-active object having an RFID tag affixed thereto. An RFID reader has a reader antenna located outside the enclosure. The antenna transmits an RF downlink signal in a particular direction. An RF grating is arranged between the reader antenna and the port so that, after the enclosure receives the object having the tag, the port is located in the transmit direction from the reader antenna, and RF energy transmitted from the reader antenna has a selected linear polarization after passing through the grating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Edward Zogg, Mark P. Hinman, Christopher J. White
  • Patent number: 9178731
    Abstract: A transmission apparatus for a wireless device, comprising: an antenna for receiving an original signal and for backscattering a modulated signal containing information from the wireless device; a variable impedance coupled to the antenna, the variable impedance having an impedance value; a delta-sigma modulator coupled to the variable impedance for modulating the impedance value, and thereby a backscattering coefficient for the antenna, in accordance with the information to generate the modulated signal; and, a decoder coupled to the delta-sigma modulator for generating the impedance value from the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: TAG-COMM INC.
    Inventor: Tajinder Manku
  • Patent number: 9130580
    Abstract: A method of decoding an encoded signal includes steps of receiving the encoded signal, creating a decoding signal by delaying the encoded signal by a predetermined amount of time ?, sampling the encoded signal using the decoding signal, and determining a value of each of a plurality of decoded bits represented by the encoded signal based on the sampling. Also, a method of operating a shift register wherein the shift register has an initialization state wherein a first binary symbol is stored in a first position and a second binary symbol different than the first binary symbol is stored in each of one or more intermediate positions and a last position. The method includes determining that the shift register is full responsive to detecting that the first binary symbol has been stored in either one of the intermediate positions or the last position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: University of Pittsburgh —Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: Marlin H. Mickle, Vyasa Sai, Ajay Ogirala
  • Patent number: 9122909
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present invention provide a card reader, electronic apparatus and protection method for memory card. The card reader comprises: a card slot having an accommodation space for accommodating a memory card, with parallel guiding slots being arranged on the left side and right side walls of the card slot; and a cover arranged on the card slot and being slidable on the card slot via the guiding slots. With the embodiments of the present invention, the delay time for stopping the read-write protection may be increased, the memory card may be protected in time, and the back repair rate of the memory card may be reduce.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Xiyong Tian, Yinong Liu, Lingchang Li
  • Patent number: 9047526
    Abstract: A reader device includes a mounting surface on which a passport with a page to be read is placed, a light source for illuminating the page to be read, and a camera for picking up an image of the page to be read. The light source is arranged outside a front area of the page to be read. The page to be read contains a near-edge code positioned close to an edge of the page to be read. The light source includes an infrared LED array and a white LED array. An infrared LED and a white LED included in the infrared LED array and the white LED array, respectively, and located at a near-edge code position corresponding to the near-edge code are arranged closer to the page to be read than the other infrared LEDs and white LEDs in a direction perpendicular to the mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Mukawa, Kazuki Saitou
  • Patent number: 9049640
    Abstract: A portable encoded information reading (EIR) terminal for incorporation in a data collection system can comprise a terminal module communicatively coupled to a wireless interface module via a wired interface. The terminal module can include a central processing unit (CPU), a memory, and an encoded information reading (EIR) device. The wireless interface module can include a microcontroller, a memory, and at least one wireless communication interface. The wireless interface module can establish one or more wireless links with one or more peer EIR terminals, to join a wireless network which is collectively formed by the peer EIR terminals. The wireless interface module can receive or transmit beacons containing at least an identifier of a path selection protocol which is used for unicast, multicast and broadcast frame transmission within the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ynjiun P. Wang, Huyu Qu
  • Publication number: 20150144694
    Abstract: The loop antenna includes a loop coil connected to an RF signal source of a reader through a feed cable, and a switch that is turned on and off depending on a DC voltage that is proportional to the magnitude of an RF signal supplied from the RF signal source of the reader and opens the loop coil when turned off and closes the loop coil when turned on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Won Kyu CHOI, Hoe-Sung YANG, Chan-Won PARK, Cheol Sig PYO, Hae-Won SON
  • Patent number: 9038906
    Abstract: A reader for a card having an information strip, the reader comprising a first movable member, a read head capable of reading the information strip, the read head disposed on the first movable member and a second movable member which upon translation causes the first movable member to translate in a direction opposite to the second movable member. The reader includes a guide slot disposed in line with the direction of translation of the second movable element such that when a card is placed in the guide slot and subsequently moved transversely along the guide slot, the card urges the first movable member in the opposite direction and moving the head across the information strip as the information strip is moved in the opposite direction as the read head movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel DeMerchant
  • Patent number: 9038909
    Abstract: A method includes generating a machine readable code using each ink color implemented at a printer, printing the machine readable code on a first side of the medium, analyzing the machine readable code printed on the first side of the medium at a verification unit and detecting a side mismatch if the verification unit does not verify the machine readable code printed on the first side of the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: InfoPrint Solutions Company LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Goddard Price, James A. Krack, Samuel Neely Hopper
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150136852
    Abstract: An encoding module and related systems and components are provided. The encoding module includes a plurality of encoding elements arranged in an array of columns and rows and one or more switching elements configured to selectively connect the encoding elements to a reader. The connection of the encoding elements may be based on the location of a targeted transponder disposed among multiple adjacent transponders to ensure the selective communication with the targeted transponder only. The module is configured for various types and locations transponders to be used within a system, such as a printer-encoder. Each encoding element may include a loaded conductive strip comprising a loop shape portion and a shield that corresponds to the loop shape portion. In another embodiment, an access control system having an encoding module with the plurality of couplers and an access card having a plurality of transponders corresponding to the couplers is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Boris T. Tsirline, Robert S. Gawelczyk, Steven R. Kovanko, Anthony Brown, Mao Tian, Karl Torchalski, Michael Fein, Christopher Aiello
  • Patent number: 9033246
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for issuing a payment device from a remote dispensing device are provided. In an embodiment, a dispensing device receives a purchase request including a load amount, to purchase a proximity payment device. The dispensing device reads proximity payment device information from a stored pre-personalized proximity payment device, establishes a secure communications channel with a security terminal, encrypts a personalization data request, transmits it to the proximity device issuer server, and receives an encrypted personalization message. The dispensing device then decrypts the encrypted personalization message to obtain personalization data, writes the personalization data and the load amount to the pre-personalized proximity payment device, and then dispenses the personalized proximity payment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: MasterCard International Incorporated
    Inventors: John R. Wankmueller, David A. Roberts, Paul Michael Evans
  • Patent number: 9033235
    Abstract: Read head array stitching techniques are described. A card reader includes an array of magnetic sensors (a read head array) for retrieving account information from a magnetic stripe of a financial transaction card. The magnetic sensors can be arranged in rows and columns. During a card swipe, each magnetic sensor receives a series of readings. A processor determines relative bit rates for each series of readings. The processor determines which sensor corresponds to which track of the magnetic stripe based on a comparison of the relative bit rates. The processor generates a data stream for at least one track based on portions of readings from each sensor during periods of time the sensor is determined to correspond to the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Templeton, Daniel Jeffrey Post
  • Patent number: 9033245
    Abstract: A device is described for the hiding and subsequent recovery of visual information. The device comprises two or more tokens (1), each containing a mask (2,3) of coloured pixels (4), are overlaid (5), so that when the pixels are aligned, hidden information, invisible in the individual tokens. The hidden information consists of one or more recognisable alphabetic, numerical or pictorial characters (6). During token overlay and alignment, the information becomes recognisable because it is made up of pixels whose colour is differentiated from the other pixels in the overlay. The information is hidden by adding pixels of certain colours. When the tokens are overlaid and the pixels aligned, the added pixels are effectively subtracted, revealing the hidden information. The tokens may be printed on various media, or may be displayed on an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: TENTO TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Howard Yates, Nigel Backhurst
  • Patent number: 9033233
    Abstract: A reader antenna includes dipole antennas, the dipole antennas including: a horizontal dipole antenna having the characteristic of horizontal polarization; and a dipole antenna perpendicular to the horizontal dipole antenna and including a vertical dipole antenna having the characteristic of vertical polarization, wherein the horizontal dipole antenna and the vertical dipole antenna may both have the characteristic of circular polarization. The reader antenna can be easily stored in an electronic shelf because it is realized in an ultrathin structure using a single-layered dielectric substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Won Kyu Choi, Jae-Young Jung, Seung-Hwan Jeong, Ji-Hoon Bae, Gil Young Choi, Jong-Suk Chae, Chan-Won Park, Cheol Sig Pyo
  • Publication number: 20150122885
    Abstract: A multi media payment device includes a banknote acceptor and a RF card reader, and also may include a magnetic card reader. A bezel assembly for connection to the bill acceptor preferably includes a reader unit to read magnetic swipe cards and contactless chip cards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: MEI, INC.
    Inventors: Evan J. Cost, Peter Bullard, Robert Martin
  • Publication number: 20150122884
    Abstract: A non-contact communication module may include a substrate including an antenna including an antenna coil placed annularly in the substrate, and a ground pattern for grounding formed in the substrate; an antenna-side land that is formed on an external surface of the substrate, and is electrically connected to the antenna; and a ground-side land that is formed on the external surface of the substrate, and is electrically connected to the ground pattern. A distance between the antenna-side land and the ground-side land may be such that the antenna-side land and the ground-side land can be connected by use of a solder bridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Junro TAKEUCHI
  • Publication number: 20150115035
    Abstract: An indicia-reading system is provided that incorporates a hybrid approach to decoding indicia such as barcodes. An indicia-capturing subsystem acquires information about indicia within the indicia-capturing subsystem's field of view. An indicia-decoding module decodes indicia information acquired by the indicia-capturing subsystem. The indicia-decoding module includes a primary, basic signal processor for initially decoding indicia information, and a secondary, advanced signal processor for decoding indicia information that is not decoded by the primary, basic signal processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Timothy Meier, Ryan C. Belanger, Benjamin Hejl
  • Publication number: 20150115030
    Abstract: A smart card apparatus and related systems are presented here. The smart card apparatus includes a dielectric substrate forming a card body, a card circuit module carried by the dielectric substrate, and a radio frequency (RF) antenna arrangement carried by the dielectric substrate. The RF antenna arrangement is physically and electrically isolated from the card circuit module, and RF signals communicated by the RF antenna arrangement are unrelated to native functionality of the card circuit module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Phuc H. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9016572
    Abstract: A card reader device is provided with a housing having a slot for swiping a magnetic stripe of a card to complete a financial transaction between a buyer and seller. A read head is in the housing reads data stored on the magnetic stripe and produces a signal indicative of data stored on the magnetic stripe. An output jack is adapted to be inserted into a microphone input associated with a mobile device for provides the signal indicative of data stored on the magnetic stripe to the mobile device. A sourcing power device couples to an audio jack of the mobile device and sources power from the mobile device through the audio jack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Amish Rajesh Babu, Jim McKelvey, Sam Wen, Jack Dorsey
  • Patent number: 9016570
    Abstract: A credit card reader shields a credit card, stores data from one or more credit cards simultaneously and then selectively broadcasts data associated with one of the cards. A slim, electromagnetically shielding housing has a cavity and a card reader for reading data from a credit card received in the cavity. A processor connects the card reader to a memory component, and connects both to an RFID device, where the credit card data can be broadcast to an RFID reader. A control interface allows a user to initiate reading credit card data, to select a card data set to store in memory, or to broadcast a dataset. A display shows transaction information and stored card data. A retractable input/output plug can engage a socket on another device to transmit and receive data. A memory card device can selectively store credit card data and transaction data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Adrian Gluck
  • Patent number: 9016582
    Abstract: An electro-optical code reading terminal for dynamically switching mode of operation from a printed code reading mode to an electronically displayed code reading mode is provided. The electro-optical code reading terminal measures and monitors, using one or more magnetic sensors, a magnetic field experienced at the electro-optical code reading terminal. When the electro-optical code reading terminal device determines that a change in the measured magnetic field exceeds a predetermined threshold within a predetermined time period, the electro-optical code reading terminal device infers presence of an electronically displayed code. The electro-optical code reading terminal device then switches its mode of operation from the printed code reading mode of operation to the electronically displayed code reading mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Konark Panday, Jivitesh Chawla
  • Patent number: 9010640
    Abstract: A stream dot technique forming a dot pattern at an arbitrary position on a curved surface body or a medium surface by including the step of linearly and consecutively arranging a plurality of reference dots according to a predetermined rule, providing a first virtual reference line which connects the plurality of reference dots, providing a second virtual reference line which is defined at a predetermined position from the reference dot and/or the first virtual reference line, providing a plurality of virtual reference points at predetermined positions on the second virtual reference line, and placing an information dot whose information is defined by a distance and a direction from the virtual reference point at an end point expressed by a vector with the virtual reference point being a start point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Kenji Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9010637
    Abstract: A wireless radio frequency identification receiving facility having antenna net includes a receiving apparatus with receiving spaces for receiving objects, a leaking-waved antenna net unit, and a first antenna. The leaking-waved antenna net unit includes an inner main antenna and extension antennas extended to the regions adjacent to the receiving spaces. The first antenna receives the detecting signal from a reader unit and generates a current. The EM wave is generated while the current flows through the leaking-waved antenna net unit, and is transmitted along extension antennas. The radio frequency identification electronic tags on the objects are triggered by the electromagnetic field built up by the EM wave, and information of all objects in the receiving apparatus is read at one time, so that the checking time is greatly reduced and the possibility of lost and position mistake of object can be excluded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventors: Tai-Hwa Liu, Yi-Chun Sung
  • Publication number: 20150102103
    Abstract: A tablet based kiosk to securely support a tablet such as a personal computer to receive, transmit and display information or data comprising a tablet mount including a frame having a back frame member and a front frame member coupled together to retain or house the tablet therein and a card swipe scanner housing to operatively retain a card scanner or swipe to scan information from a card to transmit information from the tablet and card scanner such as payments to a remote site, and supported above the floor or other surface by a stand including a substantially vertical column coupled to the frame by an upper coupling assembly including a power supply housing and coupled to a base by a lower coupling assembly, and a lock mechanism to selectively lock the tablet and tablet mount to the stand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen Todd Baylis, Peter Rudden, Brian Herrera, Tyler Stagner
  • Patent number: 9004359
    Abstract: A data reading system including one or more imagers, the data reading system having a lower main housing structure with a horizontal surface, across which items to be read are passed, and an upper reader module, such as pole-mounted top down reader (TDR) including an imager configured to provide a top down viewing angle from above the horizontal surface of the item in a read region. In one configuration, the pole-mounted upper reader module includes a one-piece post housing section mounted to the main housing structure and extending therefrom and containing imaging electronics and optics of the upper reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Datalogic ADC, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Shearin, Ryan B. Thompson, Jeffrey J. Hoskinson, Jon P. C. Williams, David J. Newman, Alexander M. McQueen, Bryan L. Olmstead
  • Patent number: 9004363
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a diffusive plate that is substantially perpendicular to the optical axis of an imaging lens arrangement and covers a side face of a solid rectangular defining a volume space within which parts of a scan engine are deposited. The parts of the scan engine including at least the illumination light source, the imaging lens arrangement, an imaging sensor, and a controller for controlling both the illumination light source and the imaging sensor. The diffusive plate includes a first opening to allow light enter the imaging lens arrangement through the first opening. The area enclosed by the boundary of the diffusive plate substantially equal to the area of the side face of the solid rectangular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene B. Joseph, Mark E. Drzymala, Duanfeng He
  • Patent number: 9004356
    Abstract: A read head system has a housing and a read positioned in the housing with a slot for swiping a magnetic stripe of a financial transaction card with the slot utilized to enable a financial transaction between a buyer and seller. The read head reads data on the magnetic stripe and produces a signal indicative of data stored on the magnetic stripe. The read head includes an output jack configured to be coupled to at least one of a audio jack or microphone port of a mobile device. The read head provides the signal to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventor: Jim McKelvey
  • Patent number: 9004362
    Abstract: The invention uses three-dimensional printing techniques to lay down a three-dimensional black and white grid (or “4-dimensional” grid, if color is used). To read and decode a three-dimensional bar-code, a light-field camera is used to capture the whole three-dimensional structure and the focus levels are then determined for a predetermined number of vertical levels. Adding color adds another degree of freedom (dimension) in the number and difficulty of encoding and decoding the three-dimensional bar-codes. These bar-codes cannot be simply made or copied, providing a level of security thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Susan Leeds Kudo
  • Publication number: 20150097031
    Abstract: A transmission leakage signal offset apparatus of a radio frequency identification (RFID) reader is disclosed. The transmission leakage signal offset apparatus may include a signal divider to divide a received signal of the RFID reader, the received signal including a transmission leakage signal, and to transmit the divided received signal to a signal combiner and an injection locked oscillator (ILO); a signal synchronizer to synchronize a phase of the ILO with a phase of the transmission leakage signal; a phase controller to control a phase difference between the received signal of the RFID reader and an output signal of the ILO; and a signal combiner to combine the received signal of the RFID reader and the output signal of the ILO, between which the phase difference is controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Hoe Sung YANG, Sang Hyun MO
  • Publication number: 20150097030
    Abstract: A near field communication tag (101), comprises a first tag interface (107) for wireless near field communication with a first device (105), a second tag interface (113) for wired communication with a second device (103), a field detection section (119) for detecting a near field (109) for the wireless near field communication, a pin (121) connectable to the second device (103), wherein an output signal (127) is determined based on a result of the detecting of a near field (109) and the output signal (127) is provided to the pin (121), and an electronic storage (125) storing pin configuration information specifying the output signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Francesco Gallo, Paul Bakker
  • Patent number: 8998100
    Abstract: A system and a method are configured to program, track and/or monitor infusion data (such as proper medication, dosage information, drug identification, patient identification, and/or other information believed to be relevant) for a drug infusion system. An electronic data tag, such as a radio frequency identification device (“RFID”) tag, may be coupled to one or more components of the infusion system, such as a medication container or infusion set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Halbert, Stephen Bollish, Timothy W. Vanderveen
  • Patent number: 8998087
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag includes a power supply, a RFID microchip, an enable unit, an adhesive unit, and a conducting unit. The adhesive unit is positioned on a bottom surface of the RFID tag. The conducting unit is secured to the bottom surface of the RFID tag through the adhesive unit. An end of the conducting unit is electronically connected to the power supply or the enable unit. Another end of the conducting unit is connected to the RFID microchip. The power supply or the enable unit switches on/off the RFID microchip through the conducting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zong-Yuan Sun, Da-Hua Xiao
  • Patent number: 8998086
    Abstract: There is provided a management device including a position identification unit that identifies, based on identification information that is acquired from a plurality of antennas, a plurality of terminals, or antennas and terminals and indicates an object, a position of the object that stores the identification information. A distance between the antennas, a distance between the terminals, or a distance between the antennas and the terminals is a distance at which no mutual interference occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Takanori Washiro
  • Patent number: 8998088
    Abstract: Provided is a chip tray which is capable of accurately reading out an IC tag for use in RFID without increasing a magnitude of a magnetic field generated by an antenna. A magnetic field generating antenna is disposed along a direction in which a plurality of tokens having embedded therein feeder antennas of IC tags for use in RFID are stacked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Toshimi Koyama
  • Publication number: 20150090789
    Abstract: A compensated antenna array (108) and an RFID system including the compensated antenna array are disclosed. The antenna array includes a first antenna (208) and a second antenna (204) where the first antenna is positioned within the second antenna and overlaps itself at least one point (216) such that at least some induced current in the first antenna is offset by at least some induced current in the second antenna and such that at least some induced current in the second antenna is enhanced at the at least one point of overlap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Jurgen Kastner, Hans-Juergen Pirch, Markus Pretschuh
  • Patent number: 8991703
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of radio frequency identification (RFID). In one form, the invention relates to a method and/or device adapted to provide at least some level of providing lateral discrimination within a given area. The invention has been developed primarily for interrogating multiple passive transponders which are attached to objects to be identified by those respective transponders and will be described hereinafter with reference to that application. A typical application is the identification of RFID transponders or other RFID devices, such as those embedded in plastic tokens or cards within a selected area and which may be provided near each other or stacked on each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Sato Vicinity Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Graham Alexander Munro Murdoch, Stuart Colin Littlechild
  • Patent number: 8991704
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for selectively attaching sensor(s) or antenna(s) to a mobile device at a convenient location are provided. The mobile device includes a body and a processing unit housed within the body for running an application, where the body includes a forward end and a rearward end that supports engagement with a charging dock. In addition, the rearward end accepts engagement of a snap-on module that physically assembles to and electronically interfaces with the mobile device. The antennas or sensors are externally mounted to the mobile device at a location proximate to the forward end of the body. Further, these antennas or sensors are interconnected to the snap-on module using media-routing conduit(s) that are configured to carry signals from the antennas or sensors to the snap-on module for distribution as an input to the application running on the processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corp.
    Inventors: Scott R Hopper, Sander Lam
  • Patent number: 8991705
    Abstract: A checkout system includes a clerk-operated, bi-optical workstation through which products associated with targets having target data to be electro-optically captured are passed, and a customer-operated, accessory reader having an accessory window and a data capture assembly for capturing additional target data of additional targets associated with transaction-related items. The accessory reader is supported by the workstation for movement relative to the workstation to enable the customer to readily position and aim the accessory window at the additional targets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Darran M. Handshaw, Mark E. Drzymala, Joseph D. Giordano, Sean D. Marvel
  • Patent number: 8991697
    Abstract: A system verifying an item in a package comprises a package producer and a verifier. The package producer produces a package with a label, wherein the package includes an item each with one or more selected tag identifiers that are placed in a location on the item. The verifier verifies the item using 1) the one or more selected tag identifiers as detected using a spectral measurement or 2) a location or a shape of the one or more selected tag identifiers on the item, and 3) the label as read using a label reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: TruTag Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Learmonth, Michael P. O'Neill, Peter Pearson, Ting Zhou
  • Patent number: 8991706
    Abstract: A security element is provided for a document of value. The security element includes an array of apertures through at least a portion of the document of value, the arrangement of apertures relative to one another forming an observable data item. The array of apertures includes apertures of at least two different shapes or orientations, the occurrence of the different shapes or orientations within the array representing an encoded data item. Also provided is a method of manufacturing a security element on a document of value, including: obtaining a first data item and generating an aperture array template; obtaining a second data item and encoding the second data item within the aperture array template; and perforating at least a portion of the security document according to the encoded aperture array template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: De la Rue International Limited
    Inventor: Stephen Banister Green
  • Publication number: 20150083807
    Abstract: The present invention provides a read sensor that can acquire data from the read object reliably, with a simple configuration, by making it possible to acquire data from the read object using both a magnetic field and an electric field. A read sensor 10 has conductive elements 30 that have a shape in which first elements 31 and second elements 32 are connected with each other along a first plane 20a, as if drawn unicursally in one stroke, so that the angle ?1 formed between a first element 31 and a second element 32 becomes a predetermined sharp angle, and a metal plate 40 that covers a second plane 20b of the dielectric plate 20, which is the back plane of the first plane 20a.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: HOKO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaru Yoshida, Naoki Shizuka, Tadanori Akagi