Bar Code Patents (Class 235/462.01)
  • Patent number: 10296868
    Abstract: A method is provided for providing a location of a product by converting a product code index to a location code value, comprising performing a step selected from the group consisting of: applying a function nP2vP to a product code index nP to provide a product code value vP and applying a mapping P2L to the product code value vP to provide a location code value vL; and applying a mapping P2L to a product code index nP to provide a location code index nL and applying a function nL2vL to the location code index nL to provide a location code value vL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Harold T. Fogg
  • Patent number: 10289351
    Abstract: A method of forming an image using a mobile terminal supporting near field communication (NFC) includes launching a mobile application corresponding to an application identifier of tag information of an NFC tag obtained through first NFC tagging, generating data of a job to be performed by an image forming apparatus through the mobile application when the NFC tag is detected again through second NFC tagging, the job being determined according to a state of the mobile application during the second NFC tagging, and transmitting the generated data to the image forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: HP Printing Korea Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wu-seok Jang, Naveen Maheshwari, Hak-ju Lee
  • Patent number: 10281923
    Abstract: A planar-beam, light detection and ranging (PLADAR) system can include a laser scanner that emits a planar-beam, and a detector array that detects reflected light from the planar beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Boehmke
  • Patent number: 10275940
    Abstract: A technique enables intuitive understanding of a directional relationship between a photographed image and a wide area image, such as an electronic map. An image processing device includes a display controlling unit that displays a quadrangular-shaped photographic image, which is photographed from an aerial vehicle, displays a mark indicating a photographing position of the quadrangular-shaped photographic image, on a wide area image, and performs highlight display in accordance with a corresponding relationship between a direction of the quadrangular-shaped photographic image and a direction of the mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke Tomizawa, Daisuke Sasaki, Takeshi Sasaki, Nobuyuki Fukaya, Tadayuki Ito
  • Patent number: 10268850
    Abstract: An indicia reader is adapted for hand held operation to read information bearing indicia (IBI) at a point of transaction (POT) and is operated by: configuring the indicia reader in a store to provide at least one store specific indicia read notice; reading an IBI at a POT with the indicia reader and providing the at least one store specific indicia read notice to a customer when each IBI is read.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: METROLOGIC INSTRUMENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Xiaoxun Zhu, Qian Mao
  • Patent number: 10255777
    Abstract: Systems and methods for deactivating an Electronic Article Surveillance (“EAS”) security tag coupled to an item. The methods comprise: detecting a presence of the EAS security tag in proximity to a tag deactivator; determining a distance between the item and at least one deactivation coil of the tag deactivator, in response to a detection of the EAS security tag; dynamically adjusting a deactivation field strength setting of the tag deactivator based on the distance that was previously determined; and using the at least one deactivation coil to generate a deactivation field in accordance with the deactivation field strength setting which was previously dynamically adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Manuel Soto, Hubert A. Patterson, Adam S. Bergman
  • Patent number: 10248841
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a method and apparatus for protecting an image based on face recognition, the method including: recognizing, by a smart terminal, at least one face image in an image; setting, by the smart terminal, a protection flag for the image, and storing the image, upon determining that one of the at least one face image in the image matches successfully with one of face images in a protection list stored in the smart terminal, wherein the protection flag is configured to protect the image from accidental deletion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: Hisense Mobile Communications Technology Co., Ltd., Hisense USA Corporation, Hisense International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xuejian Chang
  • Patent number: 10243931
    Abstract: The transmission of flight instructions from a ground unit to an aircraft comprising an onboard system. The ground unit is configured to generate, on the basis of flight data intended for the aircraft, at least one optical symbol containing a flight instruction. The onboard system comprises an optical reader and a flight management system. The optical reader is configured to read the optical symbol and to transfer the flight instruction contained in the symbol to the flight management system to prepare the flight of the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventor: Pau Latorre-Costa
  • Patent number: 10241518
    Abstract: A planar-beam, light detection and ranging (PLADAR) system can include a laser scanner that emits a planar-beam, and a detector array that detects reflected light from the planar beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Boehmke
  • Patent number: 10242895
    Abstract: A self-contained metrology wafer carrier systems and methods of measuring one or more characteristics of semiconductor wafers are provided. A wafer carrier system includes, for instance, a housing configured for transport within the automated material handling system, the housing having a support configured to support a semiconductor wafer in the housing, and a metrology system disposed within the housing, the metrology system operable to measure at least one characteristic of the wafer, the metrology system comprising a sensing unit and a computing unit operably connected to the sensing unit. Also provided are methods of measuring one or more characteristics of a semiconductor wafer within the wafer carrier systems of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.
    Inventors: Abner Bello, Stephanie Waite, William J. Fosnight, Thomas Beeg
  • Patent number: 10217012
    Abstract: An illumination unit that can illuminate a drug having a stamped character thereon in a plurality of illumination directions surrounding the drug sequentially switches the direction in which the drug is illuminated. An imaging unit repeatedly captures the image of the drug whenever the illumination direction of the illumination unit is switched. A feature image extraction unit analyzes the captured image in each illumination direction and extracts a feature image corresponding to the shadow of the stamped character from each captured image. A feature image integration unit integrates the feature images in each illumination direction which are extracted by the feature image extraction unit to generate an integrated image. The recognition unit recognizes the stamped character included in the integrated image which is generated by the feature image integration unit and recognizes the type of drug on the basis of the result of recognizing the stamped character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuhide Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10210364
    Abstract: An illumination assembly is provided for a direct part marking (DPM) scanner. The illumination assembly includes an LED assembly for generating a light output, an LED reflector mounted to the LED assembly and configured to receive at least a portion of the light output and to reflect at least the portion of the light output toward a region of interest, and a continuous aspheric cylindrical lens disposed forward of the LED reflector between the LED reflector and the region of interest. The portion of the light output reflected toward the region of interest is reflected onto the continuous aspheric cylindrical lens which then provides redistributed light to the region of interest. A dome diffuser assembly and direct part marking scanner are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Chen Feng, Hui Li, Yunxin Ouyang, Jie Ren
  • Patent number: 10204296
    Abstract: A method for authenticating a closure assembly of a container including a closure and an overpack covering at least the closure. The overpack, including a first radio frequency identification tag having a first unique identifier, the method includes reading the first unique identifier, the closure including a second radio frequency identification tag including a second unique identifier and a storage unit including at least data relating to an overpack/closure pair including the unique identifiers of a closure and an overpack associated with the closure, reading the first unique identifier and comparing the identifiers of the overpack and of the closure thus read to verify that the pair being authenticated does coincide with the pair defined in the data assembly, emitting a communication signal corresponding to the result of the verification, the closure assembly including means for destroying at least one of the identification tags when the container is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: LES BOUCHAGES DELAGE
    Inventors: Laurent Clere, Christophe Loustaudaudine
  • Patent number: 10192080
    Abstract: A method for configuring a communication module of at least one RFID reader that is connected via the communication module to a communication network, wherein the at least one RFID reader is connected to the communication module via a serial interface, wherein configuration information comprising at least communication network address information and device type information is stored in a configuration storage unit of the communication module, where the configuration information stored in the configuration storage unit of the communication module is conveyed via the serial interface to the at least one RFID reader and stored there in a predetermined configuration storage area, and where the configuration information stored in the predetermined configuration storage area of the RFID reader is loaded during a device start of a replacement communication module used instead of the communication module after a successful validity check for configuration of the replacement communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Heinrich Meyer
  • Patent number: 10192856
    Abstract: There is provided an optical navigation module including an optical package and a light reflective element. The optical package includes an image sensor which has a sensor surface. The light reflective element is configured to reflect light propagating parallel to the sensor surface to light propagating perpendicular to the sensor surface to impinge on the sensor surface thereby performing the lateral detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Sai-Mun Lee, Lye-Pin Chu
  • Patent number: 10177183
    Abstract: An imaging sensor includes an imaging array with a plurality of pixels. A sub-set of the pixels are marker pixels configured to each provide a constant respective output value to embed an orientation and alignment marker in images produced with the imaging array. The marker pixels can be sparsely distributed across the imaging array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Sensors Unlimited, Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua Lund
  • Patent number: 10176481
    Abstract: Described is a method for managing and providing provenance of a product using blockchain technology. There is disclosure of the association to the product of a unique product identifier as well as the optional association to the product of an anti-counterfeiting device also having a unique identifier as the product moves along the supply chain from its source phase, through the transformation phase and undergoes the transportation phase. There may be more than one product identifier or anti-counterfeiting device as the product is sometimes joined, sometimes partitioned and sometimes packaged. To manage and facilitate the generation and association of identifiers as the product moves along the supply chain there is a data memory device for storage of the unique identifier for the product and association by the server in the data memory device of the unique identifier for the product with the unique identifier of the anti-counterfeit device and other associations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: BESTON TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD
    Inventor: Mohamed Alaa Aljawhari
  • Patent number: 10175560
    Abstract: A camera module, which is mounted on an inside of a front windshield of a vehicle and to image an external environment of the vehicle, includes a lens unit and an imager to image the external environment by forming an optical image, which is from the external environment through the lens unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuki Furutake, Takeshi Kazama
  • Patent number: 10163048
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a page synchronization method. The method includes: acquiring and parsing a two-dimensional code to obtain to-be-synchronized page data contained in the two-dimensional code; identifying a page address and page progress information from the to-be-synchronized page data; generating an execution code for indicating the page progress according to the page progress information; loading a page according to the page address; and executing the execution code while loading the page, and displaying the page according to the page progress indicated in the execution code. The disclosed method can solve the problem in the prior art that the page progress cannot be automatically synchronized during page synchronization, and can thus improve the user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU UCWEB COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaozhen Wang
  • Patent number: 10147076
    Abstract: Provided is a method for digital currency transfers via a mobile and wearable device. The method may include receiving a transfer request with a transfer amount in digital currency and user identification data associated with the user, retrieving payment data of the user associated with the identification data, generating an optical code encoding the payment data and the transfer amount. The method may continue with providing the optical code on a screen of the mobile and wearable device. On scanning of the optical code, a transfer receiving request is created. The method may continue with receiving a transfer receiving request to perform a payment transaction associated with the user, accessing a user account maintained by a currency issuance unit, and transferring the transfer amount in the digital currency from the user account to a recipient account associated with the recipient identification data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew H B Zhou, Tiger T G Zhou, Zhou Tian Xing
  • Patent number: 10140491
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed towards barcode readers that implement multiple circuit boards for housing various electronic components. In an embodiment, the present invention is a handheld barcode reader that includes: a handle portion; a head portion positioned on a top of the handle portion; a window positioned within the head portion; a first circuit board extending at least partially through the handle portion, the first circuit board defining a first plane, the first circuit board including a decode assembly; and a second circuit board positioned behind the first plane relative to the window, the second circuit board including an imaging assembly having an imaging sensor, the imaging sensor operable to capture image data over a field of view (FOV), the FOV extending through the first plane and the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Edward Barkan, Mark Drzymala
  • Patent number: 10140081
    Abstract: Presenting information includes receiving two-dimensional code information sent by a server, supplying power to the client device, displaying, using the first display, two-dimensional code images corresponding to the received two-dimensional code information, and controlling the displaying of the two-dimensional code images in the first display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Zhou Ou
  • Patent number: 10139265
    Abstract: This relates to a System and a method for determining weight of freight units and baggage. Such a system comprises a Unit Load Device (ULD), an internal system of the Unit Load Device (ULD) and a digital memory unit, wherein the internal system is configured for retrieving individual identification and weight data of items within the Unit Load Device (ULD), for calculating a gross weight of the Unit Load Device (ULD) by summing the individual weight data of the items together with empty weight data of the Unit Load Device (ULD) and for storing a list of all identified items based on the identification data as well as the calculated gross weight of the Unit Load Device (ULD) in the digital memory unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignees: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH, AIRBUS SAS
    Inventors: Tim Fuss, Diego Alonso-Tabares
  • Patent number: 10142531
    Abstract: An imaging sensor of an imaging reader senses return light from a target to be read by image capture along an imaging axis over a field of view that extends along mutually orthogonal, horizontal and vertical axes. Two aiming light assemblies are offset from the sensor, and direct an aiming light pattern at the target. The pattern has an aiming mark in a central area of the pattern, and a pair of aiming light lines that are collinear along the horizontal axis. The visibility of the aiming mark is enhanced by optically configuring the aiming mark to be different in brightness and/or color and/or size and/or state of existence relative to a remaining area of the pattern. The aiming mark of enhanced visibility constitutes a prominent visual indicator of a center zone of the field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Darran M. Handshaw, Vladimir Gurevich, Igor Vinogradov, Mark D. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10133885
    Abstract: A digital imaging based symbol reading system has the capacity to automatically read both visible and invisible symbols in the same application environment. Typically, the system reads the symbols in a user-transparent manner. The system may employ visible/invisible illumination switching during operation. The system may include LED illumination sources. A method for reading both visible and invisible symbols using a single device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Van Horn, Sean Philip Kearney
  • Patent number: 10133958
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for determining an item that has confirmed characteristics are described herein. An image that depicts an object is received from a client device. Structured data that corresponds to characteristics of one or more items are retrieved. A set of characteristics is determined, the set of characteristics being predicted to match with the object. An interface that includes a request for confirmation of the set of characteristics is generated. The interface is displayed on the client device. Confirmation that at least one characteristic from the set of characteristics matches with the object depicted in the image is received from the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Ajinkya Gorakhnath Kale, Mohammadhadi Kiapour, Robinson Piramuthu, Fan Yang, Qiaosong Wang
  • Patent number: 10133973
    Abstract: Two dimensional barcode (4) for placement on a portion of a neck (3) of a bottle (1), comprising a top edge (10a), a bottom edge (10b), a left edge (10c) a right edge (10d), and code elements (8) arranged along horizontal lines extending between the left edge and the right edge, wherein the horizontal lines of code elements and the top and bottom edges are curved such that the top edge has a convex shape and the bottom edge a concave shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SCANTRUST SA
    Inventors: Paul Landry, Justin Picard
  • Patent number: 10125451
    Abstract: A method for marking references on a flat article includes providing a model having at least a through-opening and exhibiting the same peripheral profile as a flat article to be marked; detecting the peripheral profile of the model and storing that profile in a memory; detecting a profile of the through-opening and the relative positioning with respect to a reference system; detecting a peripheral profile of the flat article; replicating the peripheral profile of the model so as to superpose it on the peripheral profile of the flat article; replicating also the profile of the through-opening of the detected model, taking account of the relative positioning with respect to the reference system and of the positioning of the peripheral profile of the model with respect to the peripheral profile of the flat article. Contactless marking of at least a reference on the flat article is made at the profile of the through-opening which has been replicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignees: BRAMAC S.R.L.
    Inventor: Luigino Criante
  • Patent number: 10129743
    Abstract: A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for establishing a secure communication link between a mobile endpoint device and a networked device are disclosed. For example, the method scans an optical code, wherein the optical code contains configuration information and an encryption key, configures the mobile endpoint device in accordance with the configuration information, sends a request to the networked device to establish the secure communication link, wherein the request is encrypted using the encryption key and receives a confirmation from the networked device that the secure communication link is established between the mobile endpoint device and the networked device once the networked device has authenticated the mobile endpoint device based upon the request, wherein the confirmation is encrypted using the encryption key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Mark A. Bortnem, Robert C. Carroll, Jeffrey A. Bray
  • Patent number: 10121039
    Abstract: An indicia reading terminal has a three-dimensional depth sensor, a two dimensional image sensor, an autofocus lens assembly, and a processor. The three dimensional depth sensor captures a depth image of a field of view and create a depth map from the depth image, the depth map having one or more surface distances. The two dimensional image sensor receives incident light and capture an image therefrom. The autofocusing lens assembly is positioned proximate to the two dimensional image sensor such that the incident light passes through the autofocusing lens before reaching the two dimensional image sensor. The processor is communicatively coupled to the two dimensional image sensor, the three dimensional depth sensor, and the autofocusing lens assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Todeschini, Brian L. Jovanovski, Edward C. Bremer
  • Patent number: 10092930
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for separating piece goods to be stored in an automated storage facility are provided. At least two bearing surfaces for receiving piece goods are engaged with a conveying system for filling the bearing surfaces with piece goods, the conveying system having transfer surfaces dedicated to the bearing surfaces. The bearing surfaces may be filled with piece goods separately from one another. A control unit is coupled to the conveying system and a detection device is coupled to the control unit for detecting the position, orientation, and package data of the piece goods. A handling mechanism is also coupled to the control unit for gripping piece goods from the bearing surfaces and depositing the piece goods on a transfer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CareFusion Germany 326 Gmbh
    Inventor: Christoph Hellenbrand
  • Patent number: 10095873
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and programs of processing and transmitting information between devices are disclosed. A receiving device may generate a key. A transmitting device may scan the key. The transmitting device may transmit information to a file management system in response to scanning the key. A user associated with the receiving device may indicate a location to store the information. The user may access the information from the file management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: FASETTO, INC.
    Inventors: Coy Christmas, Luke Malpass
  • Patent number: 10089509
    Abstract: A smartphone and its camera are programmed to function as a barcode scanner, analyze data encoded in a barcode, which also is programmed to “learn” a master barcode, and then scan product barcodes to determine if a product is being loaded onto the correct shipment. A user can choose one of the following modes of operation to start a code match operation: one-to-one, one-to-many, many-to-some, or box mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Barcode-Test, LLC
    Inventor: John D. Nachtrieb
  • Patent number: 10083331
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for positioning an object with respect to a target location, such as for auto-focusing. One implementation includes a positioning device, which includes a reference object having a plurality of dark-shaded bars arranged in parallel with and separated from each other by spaces equal to a width of each of the bars. The positioning device also includes a motor configured to move in a reciprocating manner and a sensor configured to sense at least one of the bars or spaces. The motor is connected to the reference object or the sensor and moves the reference object or sensor with respect to the other. The motor is configured to stop at a target location in two phases of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: H. Sprague Ackley, Jean-Pierre Stang, Khalid El Akel
  • Patent number: 10083333
    Abstract: An indicia reading terminal has a three-dimensional depth sensor, a two dimensional image sensor, an autofocus lens assembly, and a processor. The three dimensional depth sensor captures a depth image of a field of view and create a depth map from the depth image, the depth map having one or more surface distances. The two dimensional image sensor receives incident light and capture an image therefrom. The autofocusing lens assembly is positioned proximate to the two dimensional image sensor such that the incident light passes through the autofocusing lens before reaching the two dimensional image sensor. The processor is communicatively coupled to the two dimensional image sensor, the three dimensional depth sensor, and the autofocusing lens assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Todeschini, Brian L. Jovanovski, Edward C. Bremer
  • Patent number: 10083517
    Abstract: An input image is partitioned into a plurality of image regions based on color and color differences. The partitioning comprises assigning a color difference value to plurality of locations within the input image. The partitioning further comprises assigning each of the plurality of locations to an image region of the plurality of image regions, where the assigning occurs according to a particular order. The particular order is based at least in part on color difference values associated with the plurality of locations. The input image may comprise markup. Data representing at least a particular portion of the markup in the input image based on the partitioning is identified. Data representing at least the portion of the markup may be used in a visualization of a customizable product or a manufacturing control associated with a customizable product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Zazzle Inc.
    Inventor: Young Harvill
  • Patent number: 10067991
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a multifunction device with a touch screen display and a plurality of applications concurrently displays a first plurality of application launch icons in a first area of the touch screen display, detects a first input by a user, and in response to detecting the first input by the user, displays a search input area on the touch screen display. In some embodiments, the device receives search input from the user, performs a search using the search input, and displays a plurality of search results from the search. In some embodiments, the device detects user selection of a first search result in the plurality of search results, and displays information corresponding to the first search result in the corresponding first application. In some embodiments, in response input from the user, the device returns to the search results and repeats this process for one or more applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Imran Chaudhri
  • Patent number: 10069623
    Abstract: The present teaching relates to exchanging a key with a device. In one example, a secret value is generated. A message is transmitted to the device. The message includes information related to the secret value based on which the device is to create a cryptographic key. A visual code displayed on the device is captured. The visual code includes a first piece of information and a second piece of information. A key value is generated based on the first piece of information and the secret value. A test value is calculated based on the key value. It is determined whether the device is securely connected based on the test value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Juan Garay, Payman Mohassel, David Gil
  • Patent number: 10062022
    Abstract: A two-dimensional information code is provided. Inside the information code, specification Patten regions, a recording region, and an information addition region are arranged. In the specification pattern region, predetermined-shape specification patterns are arranged. Data expressed by a plurality of types of cells are recorded in the data recording region. Additional information, which is different from the data recorded in the data recording region, can be recorded in the information addition region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masami Tanaka, Kunihiko Ito, Takuya Yoda, Kenichi Yoshida, Motoaki Watabe
  • Patent number: 10061980
    Abstract: A document verification system may verify modification to a physical document through digital image processing. Imaging sensors capture images of a modified physical document. A digital image processing circuit measures pixel parameters for a plurality of regions of the digital images for comparison to a verification pattern to verify the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Eagleton, Clara Fletcher
  • Patent number: 10057248
    Abstract: In various aspects, code-based indicia contain secured network access credentials. In some aspects, a computer processor receives user input that specifies secured network access credentials, and the computer processor creates or modifies credentials for establishing a secured network connection. In these aspects, the computer processor generates code-based indicia that contain at least part of the secured network access credentials. In other aspects, a computer processor scans the code-based indicia and extracts the network access credentials. In these aspects, the computer processor employs the network access credentials to establish the secured network connection. In additional aspects, a network router apparatus renders the code-based indicia to an active display. In further aspects, a network router apparatus conditions grant of network access to a device on receipt from the device of an answer to a security question included in the secured network access credentials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: NETGEAR, Inc.
    Inventor: Ye Zhang
  • Patent number: 10055626
    Abstract: A checkout system for data reading, and related methods of use, the checkout system including one or more data reading devices with a conveyor for transporting items toward a read zone of the data reading devices, and an exception identification system capable of identifying exception items transported through the read zone without being successfully identified by the data reader. The checkout system includes an exception handling system operable to receive exception handling input for resolving an exception associated with the exception item, and a feedback system for receiving the exception handling input and determining whether and how to adjust an object recognition model of the data reading devices to improve performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: DATALOGIC USA, INC.
    Inventors: Justin Beghtol, Mohamed Hamidat, Michael P. Svetal
  • Patent number: 10049246
    Abstract: A miniature barcode reading module for an electronic device minimizes the size of the memory of the processor die allowing the module to be used in small form factor electronic devices. The module may include an image sensor package operative to scan a barcode and a processor die coupled to the image sensor package. The processor die may include a processor, a memory, a flash memory, a plurality of barcode scanning algorithms loaded into the flash memory, and an image capture port operatively connected to the image sensor package. Barcode scanning firmware can determine if a barcode decoding algorithm is loaded in the memory, determine if the loaded barcode decoding algorithm is a correct barcode decoding algorithm or an incorrect barcode decoding algorithm, unload an incorrect barcode decoding algorithm from the memory, and load a correct barcode decoding algorithm into the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward C. Bremer
  • Patent number: 10037015
    Abstract: A network- and/or client-side device configuration system facilitates automatic configuration of portable electronic devices. Predetermined configuration parameters for a particular portable electronic device are generated and stored. A computer-readable visual symbol such as an optical graphic code (for example, a tag, barcode, or matrix code) is generated by a network-side service and transmitted to an authorized user of the particular portable electronic device. The portable electronic device reproduces the visual symbol and transmits a message (which may or may not include the reproduced visual symbol) to the (same or different) network-side service. The network-side service authenticates the portable electronic device, and authorizes the portable electronic device to access and use the predetermined configuration parameters to automatically configure itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Padmanand Warrier
  • Patent number: 10038553
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for implementing an information rendering scheme. In some examples, a method performed under control of an end device may include obtaining a decryption key; decrypting encrypted information based on the obtained decryption key; and rendering the decrypted information stored in a video random access memory (VRAM) that is operatively connected to a graphic processing unit (GPU) of the end device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Shuichi Kurabayashi
  • Patent number: 10030534
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for detecting distortion in a component of a gas turbine engine. In one embodiment, the system includes at least one detectable datum marker configured at least partially within the component. Further, the system includes a non-destructive inspection tool configured to monitor a location of the detectable datum marker over time. Thus, distortion of the component can be detected as a function of movement of the location of the detectable datum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Herbert Chidsey Roberts, Glenn Curtis Taxacher
  • Patent number: 10033834
    Abstract: A barcode reader may include barcode reading hardware, which may include an image sensor. The image sensor may capture an image of a barcode within a field of view. The barcode reading hardware may also include a communication interface for output of decoded data to a remote computing system. The barcode reader may also include volatile memory and non-volatile memory. The non-volatile memory may include start-up instructions. The barcode reader may also include a processor. The processor may be configured to, upon power-up of the barcode reader, execute the start-up instructions to obtain firmware for operating the barcode reader from a remote configuration server, load the firmware to the volatile memory, and commence execution of the firmware to commence barcode reading functions of the barcode reader without performing a re-boot operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: The Code Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Ashby, George Powell, Ryan Hoobler, Ming Lei, Steve Pierce
  • Patent number: 10033901
    Abstract: Methods and systems for copying media. A telescopic and swivel configured pole includes an arm that supports a camera for acquiring an image of media. A flat bed is configured with markers that facilitate imaging and a detection of the DPI of the image of the media located on the flat bed within a boundary of the markers. The pole is adjustable moveable in a telescopic and/or swivel manner for an acquisition and reproduction of the image in a dimensional scale representative of the actual scale of the media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Krishnamurthy Venugopal Gnanadevalu, Sainarayanan Gopalakrishnan, Mohan Vijayalaya Pandian, Vignesh Doss
  • Patent number: 10025901
    Abstract: An approach is provided for acquiring and integrating data into external services. According to the approach, image and/or video data and identification data are received from a client device. The image and/or video data includes one or more images and/or video data of an object that are acquired by the client device and the identification data is data that uniquely identifies the object. Record data is generated and stored that includes the identification data and at least a reference to the image and/or video data. The image and/or video data and the identification data are transmitted to an external service. This identification data allows an external service to associate the image and/or video data with other data maintained by the external service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Jayasimha Nuggehalli, Zhenyu Lu
  • Patent number: 10018326
    Abstract: The invention provides a multiplicity of light sources—such as a planar array of LEDs—and a corresponding multiplicity of primary optic lenses, the primary optic lenses being curved and positioned to narrow a source light beam emitted from each of the light sources, and a beam shaper—which could be a beam shaping micro-refractive film or films, or a segmented refractor lens with multiple facets—that is shaped and positioned to receive a light source distribution emitted from the multiplicity of primary optic lenses and to emit an output light path having an angle of distribution different than a corresponding angle of the light source distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Tony Mayer, Andrei Tsiboulia