With Scanning Of Record Patents (Class 235/470)
  • Patent number: 9805162
    Abstract: This invention provides a data processing system located within a sterile field. The data processing system includes the elements of a computer with an image capture device configured to acquire information related to a unique device identifier positioned on a medical device located within a sterile field and a sterile enclosure configured to contain the computer with an imaging device. This invention, in one embodiment, provides a system for tracking, confirming and storing patient and procedure intimation using a unique device identifier hereinafter “a UDI”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: S & S Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Keith Dawson Williams, Carlton Dee Evans
  • Patent number: 9729740
    Abstract: An image display device according to the embodiment includes a display screen, an operation input unit, a control unit, and a notification unit. The display screen displays an image using a display mechanism in which scanning can be optically performed in a copy machine. The operation input unit is arranged at a position of being operated in a state in which a display screen is placed on a glass original document table so as to face the glass original document table of a copy machine, and receives an operation input of a user. When a plurality of images are set to display targets in the display screen, the control unit switches an image displayed on the display screen according to the operation input of a user with respect to the input operation unit. The notification unit notifies of switching of an image when the image displayed on the display screen is switched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Katsuya Sasahara
  • Patent number: 9713498
    Abstract: A camera and drape assembly for use with tracking elements of a surgical system includes a camera unit and a drape covering the camera unit. The camera unit includes a casing presenting a face for facing the tracking elements. Optical sensors are supported by the casing and are exposed through the casing for detecting the tracking elements. The drape covers the camera unit such that light signals from the tracking elements can be received by the optical sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: STRYKER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Donald W. Malackowski, José Luis Moctezuma de la Barrera, Helmut Rohs, Norbert Riedlinger
  • Patent number: 9477152
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a photosensitive printing form precursor and a method for forming a printing form from the precursor. The precursor includes a support and a layer of a photosensitive composition adjacent the support, in which at least one indicia is disposed between the support and the photosensitive layer. The indicia identifies the precursor, is retained throughout a multi-step process to convert the precursor into a printing form and in the end-use of the printing form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert Blomquist, Violeta Lungu, Adrian Lungu, Rajgopal Subramanian
  • Patent number: 9438964
    Abstract: An apparatus for communicating content is disclosed. A system and method also perform the functions of the apparatus. The apparatus includes a capturing module that captures a live video of an image and an environment surrounding the image. The image has an embedded cryptographic representation of a code and the code corresponds to a unit of content. The apparatus includes a decoding module that decodes the embedded cryptographic representation of the code, a content retrieval module that retrieves the unit of content corresponding to the code from a storage location, and a display module that displays the unit of content on the live video of the image or the image environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: VIDEO EXPRESSIONS LLC
    Inventor: Rene Rodriguez Marchant
  • Patent number: 9400908
    Abstract: There is provided in one embodiment an imaging apparatus having a lens assembly. The lens assembly can comprises a lens element having a first light transmissive substrate and a second light transmissive substrate, the first light transmissive substrate including a first electrode, the second light transmissive substrate including a second electrode. The lens element can further comprise liquid crystal material intermediate the first light transmissive substrate and the second light transmissive substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Ynjiun Paul Wang
  • Patent number: 9147096
    Abstract: There is provided in one embodiment an imaging apparatus having a lens assembly. The lens assembly can comprises a lens element having a first light transmissive substrate and a second light transmissive substrate, the first light transmissive substrate including a first electrode, the second light transmissive substrate including a second electrode. The lens element can further comprise liquid crystal material intermediate the first light transmissive substrate and the second light transmissive substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Ynjiun Paul Wang
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9019567
    Abstract: A printer with integral scanner obtains a digital signature from an article as it is printed. The integral scanner has a coherent source which directs a light beam to illuminate the article and a detector arrangement to collect data points from light scattered from many different parts of the article to collect a large number of independent data points. The digital signature derived from the data points is stored in a database with an image of what was printed on the article. The authenticity of an article purported to be the originally printed article can be verified by scanning the purported genuine article to obtain its digital signature. The database is then searched, to establish whether there is a match. If a match is found, the image is displayed with the matched digital signature to allow a further visual check that the article is genuine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Ingenia Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Russell Paul Cowburn
  • Patent number: 9008428
    Abstract: Machines, systems and methods for character recognition disambiguation are provided. The method comprises selecting a first set of characters that match a first visual profile based on results of a character recognition process applied to target content; selecting a subset of the first set based on criteria associated with at least one of confidence level with which characters grouped in the subset are recognized or fragmentation associated with the characters grouped in the subset; and disambiguating recognition results for the characters grouped in the subset by displaying the characters along with context information, wherein reviewing two or more of the characters on a display screen along with context information associated with said two or more characters allows a human operator to select one or more suspect characters from among the two or more characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ella Barkan, Itoko Toshinari, Asaf Tzadok
  • Patent number: 8985463
    Abstract: The invention discloses an authentication device for the visual authentication of a document or item comprising a circular polarizing security marking, said device comprising a light source and polarization filters for the either parallel or alternate illumination of said marking on said document with left- and right-circular polarized light. Corresponding methods for the visual and the automated authentication of the marking are disclosed as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sicpa Holding SA
    Inventors: Eric Decoux, Andrea Callegari
  • Patent number: 8985471
    Abstract: The invention relates to a security tag made unique by randomly distributing a mixture of large numbers of multicolored small objects, such as two colored glass balls, into a regular geometric array or pattern onto a substrate and encapsulating those objects. The objects in the regular array on the substrate will create a unique, non-reproducible pattern. The data, saved to a secure database, can be processed and calculated quantities can be derived from the field of binary data, which can be affixed to the document or manufactured part that the stamp is affixed to. The regular array can be read out by scanner, quantities calculated, and compared to the values printed on the part or document. Additionally, the regular array can be read out by optical scanner and parts or all of the data compared to the data stored in the secure database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: James Freeman
  • Publication number: 20150076225
    Abstract: Systems and methods for decoding and using data on cards are disclosed. According to one disclosed embodiment, a system for decoding and using data on cards includes: a network interface; a scanner configured to scan a passive data source on the identification card and transmit a scanner signal associated with the passive data source; a processor coupled to the scanner and the network interface, the processor configured to: receive the scanner signal; process the scanner signal and determine data stored in the passive data source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Michael F. Sweeney, Thomas J. Stopyra, Kenneth F. Gooden
  • Publication number: 20150069129
    Abstract: An accuracy-enhanced scanner provides (in response to a first user input) illumination of potential scan targets and scans (in response to a second user input) a selected scan target. The user uses the illumination to aim the scanner at the selected scan target in between providing the first and the second user inputs. The scanner has switches to communicate the user inputs, to specify an operating mode for the scanner, and/or to communicate information codes to a computing device. The scanner has one or more scan engines (such as a barcode reader or an RFID tag reader), and optionally communicates wirelessly with the computing device. A scanning system including the scanner optionally provides feedback to the user based on feedback from a host processor. The scanner is any of a Multi-Mode Ring Scanner (MMRS), a cordless hand scanner, or a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) with an add-on scanner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: SOCKET MOBILE, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Miller, Bobby Dale Gifford, Leonard Ott, John E. Brandon
  • Publication number: 20150060552
    Abstract: An optical code scanner is presented that includes an improved user interface and an improved external computer interface. The user interface includes illumination devices that illuminate an air gap between the edges of a weigh plate and the top surface of the optical code scanner. The illumination devices provide guidance to the operator that allows the operator to optimize scanning performance. The external computer interface exposes controls that allow an external computer to determine what information is displayed to an operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: NCR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason Rambler, Peter Robert Charpentier, Theodore Heske, III
  • Publication number: 20150053768
    Abstract: A computer system for decoding a signal of decodable indicia. The computer system includes a laser scanner configured that outputs a signal of decodable indicia and a microprocessor that include a camera sensor interface that is configured to receive the signal from the laser scanner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Ynjiun Paul Wang, Tao Xian, Michael Vincent Miraglia, Timothy Williams, Duane Ellis, James Nahill, Yong Liu, Patrick Anthony Giordano, David Wilz
  • Publication number: 20150053769
    Abstract: Machine-readable symbol readers and/or scan engines may subtractively impose an aiming pattern on an illumination field produced by a source of light or illumination. An optical component with a mask or filter are interposed in an optical path extending outwardly from the source of light or illumination. The mask or filter may have a defined shape or configuration to subtractively produce an aiming pattern with a desired shape or configuration. The mask or filter may, or may not, be wavelength selective or spectral. A wavelength selective mask or filter may produce an aiming pattern of a defined color, different from a color of an illumination field. Such may eliminate the need for a separate, distinct source of light or illumination for an aiming beam subsystem. The described structures and methods may reduce size, reduce parts count, and/or simplify manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Serge Thuries, Alain Gillet
  • Patent number: 8960409
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transport unit for conveying items to a scanning unit or a self-service cash register system with a belt conveyor for transporting the items in a transport direction and with a marking unit assigned to the belt conveyor for identifying placement areas open for the placement of items on an item placement surface of the belt conveyor, where a detection unit is assigned to the belt conveyor for detecting a rear edge of the items, and a control unit cooperates in such a manner with the marking unit and the detection unit, and a restricted area not open for the placement of items is formed between a front placement surface, and a rear placement surface where the front face of said area, is defined by the rear edge of the item assigned to the front placement area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH
    Inventor: Dominik Widmaier
  • Patent number: 8915445
    Abstract: A signal is provided in response to moving contact of a device with an object. Electronic circuitry transitions from an inactive state to an active state in response to the signal and scans a machine-readable code borne by the object. A data signal including or encoding the machine-readable code is provided. The electronic circuitry may transition from the active state back to the inactive state after the data signal has been provided and the present code scanning operation is complete. Power consumption by code scanner devices, user input stylus, or other apparatus is reduced accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard William Mincher, David George Butler
  • Publication number: 20140367468
    Abstract: A method of capturing an image on a surface of an object by line sensor(s), wherein consecutive line images are taken from a plurality of surfaces or surface portions having a different inclination to a given reference plane with a predetermined frequency during a relative movement of the object with regard to the line sensor(s) and a two-dimensional first image of the surfaces or surface portions is formed from these line images, includes resampling the two-dimensional first image so as to reduce the surface resolution of an image or of images of one or more surfaces or surface portions with regard to a direction oblique to the direction of the lines corresponding to consecutive line images taken by a line sensor in such a way that differences in the surface resolution of images of surfaces or surface portions with different inclination to the reference plane are reduced or eliminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: DATALOGIC IP TECH S.R.L.
    Inventor: Claudio Saporetti
  • Patent number: 8896885
    Abstract: A printer with integral scanner for obtaining a digital signature from a sheet of paper or other article as it is printed. The integral scanner has a coherent source which directs a light beam to illuminate the article and a detector arrangement to collect data points from light scattered from many different parts of the article to collect a large number of independent data points, typically 500 or more. The digital signature derived from the data points is stored in a database with an image of what was printed on the article. At a later time, the authenticity of an article purported to be the originally printed article can be verified by scanning the purported genuine article to obtain its digital signature. The database is then searched, to establish whether there is a match. If a match is found, the image stored in the database with the matched digital signature is displayed to the user to allow a further visual check that the article is genuine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Ingenia Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Russell Paul Cowburn
  • Patent number: 8820646
    Abstract: A remote control device with excellent convenience, operability, and affinity, which can be intuitively operated and does not require much time to learn its operation, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Kenji Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20140239071
    Abstract: A terminal for decoding decodable indicia includes a plenoptic imaging subsystem comprising an image sensor array and plenoptic imaging optics operable to project a plenoptic image of a space containing the decodable indicia onto the image sensor array, a hand held housing encapsulating a least a portion of the plenoptic imaging subsystem, a trigger for initiating operation of the plenoptic imaging subsystem to obtain plenoptic image data of the decodable indicia, and an illumination source for projecting illumination onto the decodable indicia; an aimer for projecting an aimer pattern onto the decodable indicia. The terminal is operable, responsive to detecting that the trigger has been actuated by an operator, to obtain plenoptic image data from the image sensor array, to obtain first rendered image data based on at least a portion of the plenoptic image data, and to attempt to decode the decodable indicia represented in the rendered image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Robert J. Hennick, William H. Havens, Timothy Meier, Scott McCloskey, Donald Anderson, Ynjiun P. Wang, Robert M. Hussey, Erik Van Horn, Sean P. Kearney
  • Publication number: 20140231526
    Abstract: A code reading device includes a neighbor searching and voting unit that, for each of a part of dot marks located in a matrix displaced from virtual lattice points, votes on coordinate values of four neighboring dot marks, using each of the part of the dot marks as a reference point, in a plane; a direction detecting unit that determines first and second directions from the voting results; an order determining unit that determines a raster order for the part of the dot marks based on the directions; and a code detecting unit that detects a relative position of each of lattice points determined based on coordinate values of the part of the dot marks and the raster order, to a closest dot mark among the part of the dot marks according to the raster order, thereby encoding the part of the dot marks to provide the positional information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Tomohide Ishigami
  • Patent number: 8810369
    Abstract: A system and method of selectively reading sensor data from a memory device is able to search the memory device for an indicator that identifies the sensor data, and read only the sensor data identified by the indicator from the memory device. In this way, interrogating devices are able to sort through sensor data stored in a network of memory devices, such as an RFID network, and report specific data of interest despite the existence of a variety of data types in the network. In some embodiments, flags are stored and associated with specific types of data, such as various sensor data, thereby allowing numerous memory devices and sensors to operate and be read efficiently in the same environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corp
    Inventor: H. Sprague Ackley
  • Patent number: 8800858
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for using topographic and/or contrast spot scanning to facilitate various types of functionality in context of a data storage library. A robotic mechanism includes a hand assembly that has one or more integrated spot scanners. The hand assembly is configured to travel in at least two directions and to rotate, thereby locating and/or pointing the spot scanner in desired locations throughout the data storage library. By sweeping the spot scanner across a scan window, contrast and/or topographic data can be acquired and decoded to generate a profile of a region. The profile can be interpreted to facilitate functions, such as calibration of robot location with respect to media cartridges, targeting, proximity detection, empty cell detection, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel James Plutt, Timothy Craig Ostwald, Joseph Paul Manes
  • Patent number: 8787672
    Abstract: A reader device for identifying a label associated with a section of a printed publication and presenting first information adjusted for the section. The device comprises a sensing unit for reading a unique machine-readable representation of the first information from the label, a voice recognition unit for intercepting a voice message having a related audio signature associated with second information, a processing unit for identifying the first information according to the representation and the second information according to the related audio signature, and a presentation unit configured for presenting the first and second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: In-Dot Ltd.
    Inventors: Yossef Raichman, Itsick Ben-Tolila, Moshe Cohen
  • Publication number: 20140197240
    Abstract: A data reading system for reading encoded data, such as barcode labels or RFID tags, from an item. The data reading system includes a housing, a data reader disposed within the housing, the data reader configured to read the encoded data from the item through a scan window on the housing. A clamp secures the housing to a receiving post on a base mount, and supports rotational movement of the housing about both a first axis and a second axis. In one configuration, the clamp and receiving post each include through holes that together form a passageway to support a communication/power cable from the base mount through the passageway and into an interior portion of the housing to communicate with and/or provide power to the data reader without limiting rotational movement of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph G. Mistkawi
  • Publication number: 20140175174
    Abstract: There is described an imaging apparatus having an imaging assembly that includes an image sensor. The imaging apparatus can capture a frame of image data having image data corresponding to a first set of pixels of the image sensor. The imaging apparatus can capture a frame or image data having image data corresponding to a second set of pixels of the image sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Charles P. Barber, Carl W. Gerst, George S. Smith, Robert M. Hussey, Robert C. Gardiner, Matthew W. Pankow
  • Publication number: 20140166760
    Abstract: A method of operating an indicia reader adapted to read information bearing indicia (IBI) is accomplished by putting the indicia reader in a set up mode to enable the indicia reader to read N types of user usage IBIs; reading at least one user usage IBI with the indicia reader that is one of the N types of IBI the indicia reader is enabled to read; configuring the indicia reader in accordance with the at least one IBI read while the indicia reader is in the set up mode; putting the indicia reader into a use mode and reading user usage IBIs of the type read while the indicia was in the set up mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Timothy Meier, Willis Field
  • Patent number: 8746572
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a candidate point detecting section configured to detect a plurality of candidate points on a boundary of a code region of a two-dimensional code in an image capturing the two-dimensional code, by scanning the image starting from an internal point of the two-dimensional code in the image, the two-dimensional code including a plurality of modules being arranged in two dimensions; a calculating section configured to calculate a first boundary line using the candidate points; a selecting section configured to select the candidate points located within a distance less than a threshold value from the first boundary line; and a boundary line detecting section configured to detect a second boundary line calculated using the selected candidate points selected by the selecting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Nobuyasu Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8740086
    Abstract: Infrared light, which is non-readily visible, illuminates at least part of a field of view containing indicia to be electro-optically read. Visible light illuminates another field of view containing the same indicia. The indicia is read by image capture by the illumination light from one of the illuminated fields of view. The use of IR light minimizes an adverse reaction due to only using bright visible light. The use of visible light enables thermally printed indicia, which is not readily readable by IR light, to be read.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Darran M. Handshaw, Mark E. Drzymala, Eric S. Trongone
  • Patent number: 8740085
    Abstract: A system in one embodiment is operative to attempt to decode decodable indicia. The system can include an imaging assembly and a display. The display can be operative to display image data output utilizing the imaging assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Furlong, Mark Jose Antonio Hernandez, Craig Koch, James Nahill, Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV, Sean Philip Kearney, Taylor Smith
  • Patent number: 8733651
    Abstract: A low profile tri-aperture optical code scanner and operating method are presented. The scanner includes three scanning apertures and a front and a rear low profile housing component. Each housing component includes a scanning aperture tilted toward a point about the center of the scanner. A third scanning aperture is located in a horizontal top surface of the scanner. The low profile housing elements allow an operator to scan items by standing either on the front side or the rear side of the scanner. When used in a convertible point of sale terminal, a cashier operates the scanner from the front side of the scanner when the terminal is in the assisted mode and a customer operates the scanner from the rear side of the scanner when the terminal is in the self-service mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Paul Oliver Detwiler
  • Publication number: 20140131448
    Abstract: There is set forth herein an indicia reading apparatus comprising two or more light sensing assemblies. In one embodiment, the indicia reading apparatus can comprise a linear light sensing assembly and an area light sensing assembly, and can be operative to determine the range between the apparatus and the indicia. In one embodiment, the indicia reading apparatus can be operative to apply a range-assisted gain to the data output by one or more of the linear light sensing assembly and the area light sensing assembly to increase the likelihood of indicia reading and improve expected indicia read time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Tao Xian, Timothy Good, Ynjiun Paul Wang
  • Patent number: 8708237
    Abstract: In a data region of each microdot block on a microdot matrix, a coordinate of each the microdot block on the microdot matrix is encoded into a plurality of microdots included by the data region according to an encoding method based on Reflected Gray codes. With the aid of a unique changed bit between any two consecutive Reflected Gray codes, an estimated coordinate of a frame, which is fetched by scanning the microdot matrix, on the microdot matrix, may still be decoded even if no complete microdot block is fetched within the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: PixArt Imaging Inc.
    Inventors: Shou-Te Wei, Chia-Lin Wang
  • Patent number: 8699088
    Abstract: A printer with integral scanner obtains a digital signature from an article as it is printed. The integral scanner has a coherent source which directs a light beam to illuminate the article and a detector arrangement to collect data points from light scattered from many different parts of the article to collect a large number of independent data points. The digital signature derived from the data points is stored in a database with an image of what was printed on the article. The authenticity of an article purported to be the originally printed article can be verified by scanning the purported genuine article to obtain its digital signature. The database is then searched, to establish whether there is a match. If a match is found, the image is displayed with the matched digital signature to allow a further visual check that the article is genuine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Ingenia Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Russell Paul Cowburn
  • Publication number: 20140097248
    Abstract: A decodable indicia reading system can comprise a mobile communication terminal and a removable module. The mobile communication terminal can comprise a microprocessor, a memory, and an imaging device comprising a two-dimensional image sensor, all disposed within a housing. The removable module can comprise a housing at least partially containing an encoded information reading (EIR) device, an illumination module, and/or an optical system configured to focus the light reflected by a physical object located within a field of view of the two-dimensional image sensor onto the two-dimensional image sensor. The decodable indicia reading system can further comprise a decoding program executable by the microprocessor, which can be configured to input an encoded information item the imaging device and/or the EIR device. The removable module can be mechanically attached to the mobile communication terminal. The removable module can further comprise a memory configured to store a secret string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Hand Held Products, Inc., doing business as Honeywell Scanning & Mobility
    Inventor: Hand Held Products, Inc., doing business as Honeywell Scanning & Mobility
  • Patent number: 8688577
    Abstract: Method, system and program product, the system comprising: computer programmed for accessing databases comprising: aggregated deposit account information for plurality of FDIC-insured aggregated deposit accounts held in plurality of depository institutions; and client account information; obtaining fund transfer instructions; allocating fund amounts for other depository institutions; generating data for depositing funds to or withdrawing funds from at least one aggregated deposit account multiple times in a month period, comprising generating data for instructions for making a withdrawal from one depository institution more than six times during the month period, using methods: in person, by mail, messenger, telephone, automated teller machine, for withdrawals except for a set of at least 1-6 withdrawals within last six business days of the month period, and presenting instructions to depository institution using method that counts against a 6 withdrawal limit for this set of the withdrawals during the last s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Island Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Bent, Bruce Bent, II, David Edgar Gareis, Thomas J. O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 8655689
    Abstract: A method, system and program product, the method comprising accessing, databases, comprising: aggregated account information for FDIC accounts; client account information for each of the respective client accounts, wherein the client account represents funds of the respective client held in the one or more aggregated deposit accounts holding funds of the respective client, the client account information; capacity caps; and obtaining, high, second and lowest stratification balances held in respective depository institutions; calculating for depository institutions a respective total balance in the program; calculating respective excess capacities for respective depository institutions; modifying, parameters selected from the group of a number of client accounts, additional client account funds, a total number of the depository institutions participating in the program, and the capacity caps for one or more of the depository institutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Island Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: David Edgar Gareis
  • Patent number: 8651385
    Abstract: An assembly and method for tracking implant devices within a sterile field, the assembly comprising a reader that includes a housing structure with a base and a cover, a scanner having a scanner housing, where the scanner housing is at least partially positioned in a cavity provided in the base; and an aperture provided in the cover, where the cover is configured to receive a transparent sterile sheath to at least partially encase the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Matrix IT Medical Tracking Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Branko Prpa
  • Publication number: 20140027513
    Abstract: A low profile tri-aperture optical code scanner and operating method are presented. The scanner includes three scanning apertures and a front and a rear low profile housing component. Each housing component includes a scanning aperture tilted toward a point about the center of the scanner. A third scanning aperture is located in a horizontal top surface of the scanner. The low profile housing elements allow an operator to scan items by standing either on the front side or the rear side of the scanner. When used in a convertible point of sale terminal, a cashier operates the scanner from the front side of the scanner when the terminal is in the assisted mode and a customer operates the scanner from the rear side of the scanner when the terminal is in the self-service mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: NCR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Paul Oliver Detwiler
  • Publication number: 20140014725
    Abstract: A mobile device is described. The mobile device includes a housing having a pistol grip portion. A data acquisition device is positioned in the housing adjacent to the pistol grip portion. The data acquisition device is adapted to acquire data from an object. The data acquisition device generates an electrical signal that is representative of the data. A control activates the data acquisition device. A processor receives the electrical signal from the data acquisition device. A support is worn on a torso of a user. The support supports the housing by the pistol grip portion such that the data acquisition device is positioned to acquire data from the object when the object is located in front of the torso of the user. The support enables hands-free operation of the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard M. Martin, Jaeho Choi, Ian R. Jenkins, Chandra M. Nair, Konstantinos D. Tsiopanos
  • Publication number: 20140014726
    Abstract: A mobile device is described. The mobile device includes a handle for gripping the mobile device with fingers of one hand. A display is oriented substantially parallel to a long axis of the handle such that a thumb of the one hand is capable of touching at least a portion of the display when the fingers of the one hand grip the handle of the mobile device. A data acquisition device is positioned so as to capture product information from an object located on an opposite side of the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Konstantinos D. Tsiopanos, Jaeho Choi, Ian R. Jenkins, Richard M. Martin, Chandra M. Nair
  • Publication number: 20140014727
    Abstract: A mobile unit (MU) is described. The MU includes a handle configured for gripping the MU with fingers of one hand of a user's arm. The MU includes a trigger switch positioned on the handle and configured to activate a data capture function of the MU when the trigger switch is depressed. The MU includes a display device positioned above the handle of the MU such that the display device is viewable to the user when the fingers grip the handle of the MU and the user's arm is maximally extended. The MU includes a data acquisition device located on an opposite side of the display device so as to capture data from an object positioned in a field of view of the data acquisition device when the trigger switch is depressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jaeho Choi, Ian R. Jenkins, Richard M. Martin, Chandra M. Nair, Konstantinos D. Tsiopanos
  • Publication number: 20140014728
    Abstract: A mobile device is described. The mobile device includes a handle portion having a longitudinal axis. A trigger switch is positioned on the handle portion and configured to activate a data capture function of the mobile device when the trigger switch is depressed. A top portion accommodates a display device and a data acquisition device. A planar surface of the display device is oriented at a first angle between one degree and thirty degrees relative to the longitudinal axis of the handle portion. The data acquisition device is disposed on an opposite side of the display device such that a central axis of a field of view of the data acquisition device is oriented at a second angle between ninety degrees and one-hundred and thirty-five degrees relative to the longitudinal axis of the handle portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jaeho Choi, Ian R. Jenkins, Richard M. Martin, Chandra M. Nair, Konstantinos D. Tsiopanos
  • Publication number: 20140008442
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a candidate point detecting section configured to detect a plurality of candidate points on a boundary of a code region of a two-dimensional code in an image capturing the two-dimensional code, by scanning the image starting from an internal point of the two-dimensional code in the image, the two-dimensional code including a plurality of modules being arranged in two dimensions; a calculating section configured to calculate a first boundary line using the candidate points; a selecting section configured to select the candidate points located within a distance less than a threshold value from the first boundary line; and a boundary line detecting section configured to detect a second boundary line calculated using the selected candidate points selected by the selecting section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Nobuyasu YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20140001267
    Abstract: Embodiments of an indicia reading terminal have multiple fields of view (“FOV”). This feature allows decoding of decodable indicia that exhibit different characteristics. These characteristics may affect the ability of the terminal to identify and decode the information stored therein. In one embodiment, the terminal comprises an optical imaging assembly with at least two FOVs. One of the FOVs is adequate to acquire information from decodable indicia with higher density than other decodable indicia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc. doing business as (d.b.a.) Honeywell Scanning & Mobility
    Inventors: Patrick Anthony Giordano, Timothy Good, Sean Philip Kearney
  • Publication number: 20130341404
    Abstract: An optical reading device for collecting and processing symbology data comprising: a back-illuminated image sensor for converting light reflected from an information bearing indicia (IBI) into output signals representative thereof; receive optics for directing light from the target to the back-illuminated image sensor; a processor for decoding the output signals; an illumination source for generating illumination light illuminating the target and illumination optics for directing the illumination light onto the target and a housing encompassing the back-illuminated image sensor, receive optics and illumination source adapted for hand held operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Alexey Chernyakov, Daniel Van Volkinburg, Brian Jovanovski
  • Patent number: RE45601
    Abstract: A fingerprint sensor with programmable sensing patterns is disclosed in one embodiment of the invention as including a fingerprint sensing circuit having multiple I/O interconnects. The I/O interconnects are configured to sequentially drive a plurality of fingerprint sensing elements. A memory device may be operably coupled to the fingerprint sensing circuit. A programmable data structure, such as a table, file, character string, numeric value, array, or the like may be stored in the memory device to designate a pattern for driving the fingerprint sensing elements. The fingerprint sensing circuit is configured to drive the fingerprint sensing elements according to the designated pattern. In selected embodiments, the fingerprint sensing elements may include transmitting elements, receiving elements, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventors: Gregory Lewis Dean, Richard Alexander Erhart, Jaswinder Jandu, Erik Jonathon Thompson