Programming Or Computer Interface Feature Patents (Class 235/462.15)
  • Patent number: 10345959
    Abstract: A watch terminal includes a memory, at least one of a sensor and a touchscreen configured to receive a touch input from a user. A rim of the touchscreen has a specific shape and a wireless communication unit is configured to pair with at least one of an external terminal. A controller is coupled to the memory, the at least one of the sensor, the touchscreen and the wireless communication unit. The controller controls the wireless communication unit to transmit a control signal to a specific external terminal currently operating in a presentation mode, control the touchscreen to output a counting indicator indicating a current page, control the touchscreen to output a circular progress indicator indicating a progress status of the current page among the total page on a circular rim of the touchscreen, and provide a warning feedback when it exceeds a set target time during the presentation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Taehoon Cho, Sanghyun Eim
  • Patent number: 10199863
    Abstract: Techniques for curtailing a power generation system utilizing a message bus may be provided. Power generation data of a message bus system associated with an energy generation system may be subscribed to over a network. The message bus system may be configured to manage messages between the energy generation system, a system load metering device, and/or a server computer. The power generation data of the energy generation system may be received from the message bus system. In some examples, a control signal may be generated to curtail an overgeneration condition of the energy generation system based at least in part on the received power generation data when the overgeneration condition is occurring. The control signal may be published to the message bus system for communication to the energy generation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SolarCity Corporation
    Inventor: Eric Daniel Carlson
  • Patent number: 10191072
    Abstract: A handling device for samples and reagents to be used in testing in a system. Carriers of samples and reagents are loaded on a platform which detects the presence of, and proper loading of, such carriers. The carriers are moved from the platform by a transporter to a bar code reader for identification. A reagent container is rotated during reading to facilitate identification. The transporter further moves identified reagent carriers to a carousel on which the carriers automatically secured for storage awaiting use in testing. The carousel rotates, and selected reagent containers rotate on the rotating carousel, during storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Cordell Kay Gomm, Robert Paul Luoma, II, David Charles Arnquist, Ryan Patrick Johnson
  • Patent number: 10136461
    Abstract: A communication device includes a processor and a memory storing wireless information used for establishing wireless connection with a specific access point and instructions. The instructions, when executed by the processor, cause the communication device to: search a first-type master station device for a first-type wireless network identified by a first predetermined character string; and search a second-type master station device for a second-type wireless network identified by a second predetermined character string in a case different from a case where the number of first-type target device found as a search result for the first-type master station device is one. The instructions, when executed, further causing the communication device to establish wireless connection with a second-type target device that is the second-type master station and join the second-type wireless network; and transmit the wireless information to the second-type target device by using the second-type wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akiko Abe
  • Patent number: 10104750
    Abstract: A controllable light source is provided that includes a load control circuit and an integrated lighting load. The controllable light source is configured to receive wirelessly communicated commands transmitted by a remote control device associated with the controllable light source, such as a rotary remote control device. The controllable light source may include an actuator for associating the controllable light source with the remote control device, such that the load control circuit is operable to adjust the intensity of the lighting load in response to wireless signals received from the remote control device. The controllable light source may support the actuator such that the actuator may be actuated when the controllable light source is installed in a fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., INC.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Swatsky, Daniel J. Osle, Robert C. Newman, Jr., Daniel Curtis Raneri
  • Patent number: 10103784
    Abstract: Apparatus 810, 850, 912, 914, 1306, and methods and systems for creating, modifying, categorizing, parsing, grouping and displaying data suits suitable for use with Near Field Communication (NFC) tags, including storing in a computer readable medium of a log tag data sets read by or written by the user device, assessing at least one category for each of the logged tags, and displaying, in conjunction with at least one indicator indicative of the respective at least one category, of each of the logged tags on the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Marcel Florin Leica, Michael William Brown
  • Patent number: 10095902
    Abstract: A barcode reader includes: a reading unit that reads a barcode; a decoder that decodes the barcode read by the reading unit so as to obtain barcode information; a determination unit that determines whether the barcode information obtained by the decoder matches barcode information stored in a storage; and a changing unit that changes a reading condition of the reading unit or a decoding condition of the decoder when a result of the determination performed by the determination unit is “match”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Seiichiro Sakata
  • Patent number: 10025276
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a motor-driven mechanical system with a detection system to measure properties of a back channel and derive oscillatory characteristics of the mechanical system. Uses of the detection system may include calculating the resonant frequency of the mechanical system and a threshold drive DTH required to move the mechanical system from the starting mechanical stop position. System manufacturers often do not know the resonant frequency and DTH of their mechanical systems precisely. Therefore, the calculation of the specific mechanical system's resonant frequency and DTH rather than depending on the manufacturer's expected values improves precision in the mechanical system use. The backchannel calculations may be used either to replace or to improve corresponding pre-programmed values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: ANALOG DEVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Colin Lyden, Javier Calpe-Maravilla, Mark Murphy, Eoin English, Denis Martin O'Connor, Tudor Vinereanu, Alan Cahill, Sean Brennan
  • Patent number: 10009772
    Abstract: A method of executing an application program in an electronic apparatus is provided. The method includes storing device support information corresponding to at least one application program, receiving device information from an external device, searching for one or more application programs supporting the external device based on the device information and the device support information, and executing an application program among the found one or more application programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Joo-Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 9990319
    Abstract: Tracking data transfers in an input/output adapter card system to determine whether the adapter cards are well-placed with respect to the components (for example dynamic random access memories) with which the adapter cards respectively are observed to communicate data. Some embodiments use a heuristic value for each adapter card in the system based on inter node transfers and intra node transfers, which are separately weighted and summed over some predetermined time interval in order to obtain the heuristic value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Srinivas Kotta, Mehulkumar J. Patel, Venkatesh Sainath, Vaidyanathan Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 9990467
    Abstract: An electronic system includes a control unit configured to generate a firmware register and store a system health information to the firmware register; and a communication unit, coupled to the control unit, configured to retrieve at least a portion of the system health information and communicate the portion of the system health information in response to a singular read request independent of an operational status of a host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Horng-Li Yeh, Truong Nguyen, Dan Zhang, Charles Tang
  • Patent number: 9942695
    Abstract: A system for emergency information management maintains control of emergency information, including medical information, for a list of active emergency responders, and includes some or all of an emergency information database, an emergency information server, emergency information device, emergency information cards, and proximity chips. The emergency information device includes a processor, a non-transitory memory, an input/output, a user manager, a card reader, an information manager, a biometric scanner, a biometric recognizer, a camera, and a face recognizer. The emergency information device can include configurations as a web application and a mobile app, executing on a mobile device. A method for emergency information management includes storing emergency information, registering active emergency responders, and retrieving emergency information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: Kevin William Goad
  • Patent number: 9740902
    Abstract: Products associated with targets to be read by image capture are processed in a workstation having a window, a solid-state imager looking at a field of view extending through the window to a target to be imaged, and an illumination system for illuminating the field of view. A proximity system detects a product associated with the target in a selected zone outside the window. The proximity system has an infrared (IR) emitter for emitting IR light into an IR emission field, and an IR sensor for sensing return IR light within an IR detection field that intersects the IR emission field in the selected zone. A controller energizes the illumination system in response to the detection of the product in the selected zone, and processes return illumination light captured in the field of view by the imager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Carl Wittenberg, Edward Barkan, Chinh Tan
  • Patent number: 9715213
    Abstract: The virtual chess table includes a table that includes a touch screen and joystick on opposing sides of the table. The touch screen and joystick are each used by competing players in order to play a game chess. The table includes a pane of glass that encloses an image projector there under. The image projector is used to generate a chessboard on the pane of glass. A hologram projector system is included and is suspended above the table. The hologram projector system is used to create a three-dimension hologram of the chess pieces used to play the game of chess. The hologram projector system and the image projector are in wired connection with a computer located underneath the table. The computer is also in wire connection with the touch screen and joystick provided at opposing sides of the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Inventor: Dennis Young
  • Patent number: 9703405
    Abstract: An apparatus, and a corresponding method, for assisting data collection and/or data processing for the operation of installations in the beverage-processing industry, the apparatus having an interactive touchscreen that has read capability and that can visually recognize two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Timo Pronold, Johannes Böhm, Christina Traub
  • Patent number: 9578853
    Abstract: Symbologies suitable for use marking codes on rodent tails are disclosed, for both machine-readable and human-readable codes, and those codes combined. Codes comprising both a human-readable and a machine-readable portion may associate with an animal ID within one study, and a study ID within a vivarium, respectively. A human-readable code uses a subset of an alphanumeric symbol set. A machine-readable code uses a vine-code with a visible spine aligned with the rodent's tail. Both symbologies support a system for deleting symbols and correcting codes marked in error. Both symbologies use symbol sets comprising only horizontal and vertical line segments. Both symbologies include a sparse mapping table for mapping marking codes to animal and study ID, and for error detection and for code re-use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Vium, Inc
    Inventors: Kyle Howard Heath, Jonathan Betts-Lacroix
  • Patent number: 9568891
    Abstract: A method for interacting with a user through a smart watch can include displaying an interactive image. The method can further include detecting a contact moving continuously from a first edge of the touch-sensitive display toward a second, opposite edge of the touch-sensitive display. In response to the detection, the touch-sensitive display can display select function indicators in accordance with movement of the contact. The select function indicators can comprise four or fewer distinct, selectable icons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: I.AM.PLUS, LLC
    Inventors: William Adams, Chandrasekar Rathakrishnan, Jaren Chee Wei Goh
  • Patent number: 9541904
    Abstract: A method for interacting with a user through a smart watch can include displaying an interactive image. The method can further include detecting a contact moving continuously from a first edge of the touch-sensitive display toward a second, opposite edge of the touch-sensitive display. In response to the detection, the touch-sensitive display can display select function indicators in accordance with movement of the contact. The select function indicators can comprise four or fewer distinct, selectable icons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: I.AM.PLUS, LLC
    Inventors: William Adams, Chandrasekar Rathakrishnan, Jaren Chee Wei Goh
  • Patent number: 9536412
    Abstract: An alarm system comprising at least one first signal source communicating with a central unit configured for providing a logically true alerting signal when predetermined conditions are met. The signal sources may include transponders and a confidential list containing the relation between an RFID chip and the name of the person identified may be stored in a computer. A verification unit is connected to independent signal sources and is configured for providing a logically true verification signal when predetermined conditions are met. The signal sources may also comprise means for measuring bio-functions, and the verification unit may be carried by a safety manager. In such a case, the safety manager will also be able to confirm or reject an alerting alarm from the central unit manually. An alarm signal is activated if and only if the alerting signal is true and the verification signal is true.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Inventors: Yngvar Hansen, Inger Ropstad Hansen, Hans Malterud
  • Patent number: 9479278
    Abstract: A communication terminal having a digital communication circuit and an automatic synchronizer. The digital communication circuit utilizes time division multiplexing in a single radio channel, selectable in a frequency band. The terminal implements a wireless communication in a conference and hands-free mode on an autonomous network between at least two wearers of similar terminals. The automatic synchronizer synchronizes to the signal of other terminal in the group to synchronize its internal time reference. This ensures the continuity of communication between each terminal in the group within a range of each other, even when the communication is lost with other terminals in the group. No particular terminal is required to maintain the synchronization in the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: BODYSENS
    Inventors: Denis Coulon, Laurent Bayart, Julien Chaix, Michael Marin
  • Patent number: 9443122
    Abstract: An upload apparatus includes: an outputter configured to output a code image including information of an ID and a password necessary for uploading content onto a network; and an uploader configured to upload the content onto said network by use of said code image outputted by the outputter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tadaharu Koga
  • Patent number: 9364183
    Abstract: A glucometer guide is provided to address the difficulty that blind or visually impaired diabetic patients have when attempting to independently use a glucometer. The guide provides haptic cues for the effective transfer of blood onto a test strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Virginia Commonwealth University
    Inventors: Jacob Park, Matthew Standard, Dianne Pawluck, Linda Thurby-Hay, John Clore, Amber Spain
  • Patent number: 9292611
    Abstract: A firmware setup utility executing on a computing system is configured to display a two-dimensional barcode, such as a Quick Response (“QR”) code. The two-dimensional barcode may be encoded with data about the computing system and/or a hyperlink specifying a location from which additional information may be retrieved. Another device, such as a mobile device, may be utilized to scan the two-dimensional barcode, decode the information contained therein, and present the data. If a hyperlink is encoded in the two-dimensional barcode, the device may retrieve the additional information from the specified location and present the retrieved data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: American Megatrends, Inc.
    Inventors: William Gysin, Kai Yau
  • Patent number: 9288753
    Abstract: Mobile access points typically run on batteries, and therefore, can operate for a limited amount of time without an external power source. However, because the access point service model requiring the access point to always be available and the access point's limited battery capacity reduces the time that the mobile access point can be used. Functionality can be incorporated in mobile access points to implement power saving mechanisms by altering the service model that requires the access point to always be available. Configuring the access point to enter into a low powered state for a predefined period of time can conserve mobile access point power and prolong battery life. Functionality for implementing power saving mechanisms can also be incorporated on fixed access points for efficient utilization of computing resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Badrisrinivasan Sampathkumar
  • Patent number: 9258188
    Abstract: A network accessible node facilitates management of a fleet of portable communication devices (EIR terminal), including portable data terminals and/or barcode readers, by directing performance of software upgrade and/or configuration update actions by one or more members of the fleet of EIR terminals. The node can be configured for use in managing the reprogramming of the one or more EIR terminals. In one embodiment, the node can be disposed in a common local facility and connected to a common local area network with the at least one EIR terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: James Kosecki, Aldo Mario Caballero
  • Patent number: 9171193
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system and method for setting the time for an internal clock function of a barcode reader and enabling the barcode reader to associate time, as determined by the internal clock function, with production barcodes read during operator use of the barcode reader and delivery of the combination of production barcodes and the associated time to a host system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: The Code Corporation
    Inventors: Michiel Lexmond, George Powell
  • Patent number: 9147135
    Abstract: In the case where all print jobs are stored in a nonvolatile storage area such as a hard disc to protect the print job at power-off, normal printing time becomes long. In the case where a power-off request is received, the print job that is executing print processing is stored in the nonvolatile storage area. At this time, the print job and authentication information capable of identifying a print-instructing person are associated with each other and stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masaki Kawanishi
  • Patent number: 9087250
    Abstract: An system contains an image capture device configured to capture an image. The system includes a lighting and exposure mechanism. The system also includes a camera sensor interface with a stat FIFO. The stat FIFO is configured to receive data from the image capture device. When the stat FIFO, during image scanning, receives a pre-determined amount of image data, it fires an interrupt, which times the lighting and exposure mechanism in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventor: Larry Coyle
  • Patent number: 9076109
    Abstract: A method, mobile terminal and server for controlling authenticity of a product. Authenticity control includes accessing a database using a unique code provided with the product; providing a secure code related to said product, and receiving authentication information about said product based on said secure code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventor: Jan Hjortfors
  • Patent number: 9047098
    Abstract: An indicia reading apparatus includes an interconnect cable and an indicia reading device. The indicia reading device is configured so that, if the indicia reader device is not configured to any interconnect cable and detects an indicia which does not contain one of a plurality of specified sequences of data elements that the indicia reading device will recognize and use to configure itself to operate with the interconnect cable, the indicia reading device will indicate to the user of the indicia reading device that the indicia reading device needs to be configured to operate with the interconnect cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Henri Barten
  • Patent number: 9022280
    Abstract: Methods and systems for generating and resolving multi-mode barcodes comprise: inputting graphical data representing a barcode pattern into memory; translating the graphical data into barcode information according to a standard for translating a particular type of barcode pattern into barcode information; detecting the presence of multiple, distinct data items of different types in the barcode information, wherein each data item specifies an action to be taken by the scanning device; identifying a data item in the barcode information for which the scanning device is capable of taking the action specified by the data item; and performing the action specified by the data item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Verisign, Inc.
    Inventors: Neel Goyal, Patricia Kelly, Pranab Kumar Dash, Daniel Schonfeld
  • Patent number: 9010641
    Abstract: A portable data terminal including a processor having an instruction set architecture and data storage means configured to store a plurality of operating systems and a virtual machine monitor application program configured to receive at least one instruction from each operating system, communicate with the processor according to the instruction set architecture, and switch operating system access to the processor upon receipt of an electrical signal representing an event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Huyu Qu, Ynjiun Paul Wang
  • Publication number: 20150090797
    Abstract: A barcode decoding system and method are disclosed that use a data-driven classifier for transforming a potentially degraded barcode signal into a digit sequence. The disclosed implementations are robust to signal degradation through incorporation of a noise model into the classifier construction phase. The run-time computational cost is low, allowing for efficient implementations on portable devices. Implementations are disclosed for intelligent preview scaling, barcode-aware autofocus augmentation and multi-scale signal feature extraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Rudolph van der Merwe, Samuel Gordon Noble, Ralph Brunner
  • Patent number: 8985460
    Abstract: Entry data from a data source is obtained, buffered, and analyzed using the one or more barcode scanner data entry differentiation criteria. Based, at least in part, on the analysis of the entry data using the one or more barcode scanner data entry differentiation criteria, a determination is made as to whether the data source is a barcode scanner or a non-barcode scanner data source. If a determination is made that the data source is probably a barcode scanner, then the entry data is categorized as barcode data and processed accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventor: Roger S. Collins
  • Patent number: 8961324
    Abstract: Methods and system for encoded information processing are described. In one embodiment, an encoded pattern may be optically detected from source media. Gaming data and associated synchronization data may be decoded from the encoded pattern. The gaming data may be synchronized for use during gaming based on the synchronization data. Additional methods and systems are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Koplar Interactive Systems International, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Edward J. Koplar
  • Publication number: 20150048166
    Abstract: This patent specification describes an attachment for a mobile device. The attachment may have an attachment feature designed to be attached to a mobile device such as a smartphone, tablet, or smartphone/tablet with a camera. The attachment may also include an optics system and/or an illumination system that cooperates with the camera to facilitate the capture of decodable barcodes. The illumination system may include a targeting illumination system that facilitates proper positioning of the article and/or an exposure illumination system that helps illuminate the article during capture. The optics system may include a lens that modifies the depth of field and/or the size of the field of view of the camera, an aperture that helps define the field of view, a filter that prevents light of undesired wavelengths from reaching the camera, and/or a mirror that redirects the camera's optical pathway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Ming Lei, Ryan Hoobler, Garrett Russell, George Powell, Mark Ashby
  • Publication number: 20150041544
    Abstract: A bar code reading system comprises a handheld electronic device and a bar code reader. The handheld electronic device comprises an operation processing unit and a memory unit, and the bar code reader attached to the handheld electronic device comprises a housing, an output end and a bar code acquisition unit. The bar code acquisition unit is disposed in the housing, and the bar code acquisition unit is used to read a bar code, and convert the bar code to a digital signal; the bar code reader transmits the digital signal to a handheld electronic device through the output end. Wherein, the operation processing unit is used to process the digital signal, and store the digital signal in the memory unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Mobilogics International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cheng-Hung CHEN
  • Publication number: 20150034726
    Abstract: A computer includes an application that expects to receive data via a unidirectional communication interface. The computer also includes a background service having a first thread and a second thread. The computer additionally includes device management client software. A barcode reader scans one or more barcodes to generate scanned data. The scanned data is sent to the computer via the unidirectional interface. The first thread of the background service reads the scanned data from the unidirectional interface and sends the scanned data to the application. The second thread of the background service enables the device management client software to perform management operations on the barcode reader via a bidirectional communication interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: George Powell, Ryan Hoobler, Mark Ashby
  • Patent number: 8944325
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes an acquirement unit configured to acquire a captured image obtained by capturing a commodity by an image capturing unit in sequence; a plurality of reading units configured to read the information relating to the commodity respectively from the captured image acquired by the acquirement unit; a control unit configured to enable each reading unit to act according to a specified order based on setting information in which the operation timing of the reading unit is set; and an output unit configured to output the information read by the reading unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hidehiro Naito
  • Patent number: 8939363
    Abstract: In accordance with the present disclosure a portable computing device may scan a physical bar code, which may exist on some physical medium, such as paper, plastic, glass, etc. The physical bar code may be decoded to obtain decoded data, and the decoded data may subsequently be re-encoded to generate a virtual bar code. The virtual bar code may be rendered (e.g., on a display of a computing device, and/or on some type of physical medium) and scanned by a bar code scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: The Code Corporation
    Inventors: George Powell, Ryan Hoobler, Ming Lei, Garrett Russell, Mark Ashby
  • Publication number: 20150021398
    Abstract: A scanning system and method are disclosed which may include a bar code scanner module incorporated within a housing; and a wireless network transceiver coupled to the bar code scanner module and operable to communicate with at least one other communication device, the bar code scanner and the transceiver forming a scanning device. The transceiver may communicate employing Zigbee network protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Michael J. Waters, Scott McGhee, Jiang Qin, Kenneth Y. Ogami
  • Patent number: 8925818
    Abstract: A network accessible node that facilitates management of a fleet of portable communication devices (EIR terminal), including portable data terminals and/or barcode readers, by directing performance of software upgrade and/or configuration update actions by one or more members of the fleet of EIR terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: James Kosecki, Aldo Mario Caballero
  • Patent number: 8905314
    Abstract: A barcode decoding system and method are disclosed that use a data-driven classifier for transforming a potentially degraded barcode signal into a digit sequence. The disclosed implementations are robust to signal degradation through incorporation of a noise model into the classifier construction phase. The run-time computational cost is low, allowing for efficient implementations on portable devices. Implementations are disclosed for intelligent preview scaling, barcode-aware autofocus augmentation and multi-scale signal feature extraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Rudolph van der Merwe, Samuel Gordon Noble, Ralph Brunner
  • Publication number: 20140346225
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a business bar code application may execute at a mobile user device associated with a user. The user may initiate a capture of an image of a bar code, and responsive to said capturing, information about the user may be automatically fetched. Information associated with the bar code may be transmitted to a remote business bar code server. The business bar code server may automatically determine a business model associated with the received bar code information and interact with an enterprise system to execute a business process workflow for the user in accordance with the determined business model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Guy Soffer, Michal Keidar
  • Patent number: 8881973
    Abstract: A connection setting method using a barcode pattern, a connection setting system and user equipment (UE) thereof are provided. The method includes the following steps. A connection application is installed in each of at least two pieces of UE respectively. First UE performs setting for connecting to an electronic device by a default mode and generates the barcode pattern accordingly. Then, an image capture unit of second UE is activated to capture the barcode pattern. The barcode pattern is analyzed by the connection application of the second UE, so as to obtain a plurality of parameters of connection setting in regard to the electronic device. Connection setting is performed automatically according to the parameters, such that the second UE connects to the electronic device and performs data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Kuei-Ping Ting, Chao-Kuang Yang, Li-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: RE45654
    Abstract: A portable terminal includes a receiver, a barcode former configured to form barcodes and a display. The barcode former forms a barcode from the data received by the receiver and the display displays the formed barcode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Kenichiro Hayashi, Sadashi Kageyama, Seiji Sakashita, Takao Isogawa, Hisashi Takayama
  • Patent number: RE45662
    Abstract: A portable terminal includes a receiver, a barcode former configured to form barcodes and a display. The barcode former forms a barcode from the data received by the receiver and the display displays the formed barcode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Kenichiro Hayashi, Sadashi Kageyama, Seiji Sakashita, Takao Isogawa, Hisashi Takayama
  • Patent number: RE45663
    Abstract: A portable terminal includes a receiver, a barcode former configured to form barcodes and a display. The barcode former forms a barcode from the data received by the receiver and the display displays the formed barcode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Kenichiro Hayashi, Sadashi Kageyama, Seiji Sakashita, Takao Isogawa, Hisashi Takayama
  • Patent number: RE45706
    Abstract: A portable terminal includes a receiver, a barcode former configured to form barcodes and a display. The barcode former forms a barcode from the data received by the receiver and the display displays the formed barcode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Kenichiro Hayashi, Sadashi Kageyama, Seiji Sakashita, Takao Isogawa, Hisashi Takayama
  • Patent number: RE45758
    Abstract: A portable terminal includes a receiver, a barcode former configured to form barcodes and a display. The barcode former forms a barcode from the data received by the receiver and the display displays the formed barcode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Oshima, Kenichiro Hayashi, Sadashi Kageyama, Seiji Sakashita, Takao Isogawa, Hisashi Takayama