Hand-held (e.g., Portable) Patents (Class 235/472.01)
  • Patent number: 10281367
    Abstract: A system and methods for more quickly, accurately, and efficiently collecting, tracking, and transmitting sample collection data and information. Specifically, this involves the generation of printed labels in the field comprising labels with unique identifiers corresponding to specific sample collection data and information. The labels are printed at the location of the sampling and are applied on the outside of sample collection devices and at the location of sample collection. Each unique identifier is associated with a unique record number in the Electronic Chain of Custody (ECOC), corresponding to a specific sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SampleServe, Inc.
    Inventor: Albert Russell Schindler, III
  • Patent number: 10261550
    Abstract: Described herein is a structure for supporting a touchpad, including: a frame body having an upper and lower surfaces and an opening, in which the opening including a main edge and an adjacent side edge, wherein the side edge has an indention; a supporting component for supporting the touchpad in the opening, wherein the supporting component has a connecting and an opposite distal ends, and the connecting end connects to a connecting element, which connects to the lower surface adjacent to the main edge, and the supporting component extends toward the upper surface formed an angle with the upper surface, and has a protruding part corresponding to the indention and fitting in the indention; a blocking member disposed on the frame body and blocking the indention; wherein the protruding part is blocked by the blocking member so as to make the distal end lower than the upper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventor: Shun-Hsien Huang
  • Patent number: 10243261
    Abstract: A data communications apparatus is disclosed including a case having a base and a lid connectable to the base, the lid movable with respect to the base between an open position and a closed position. A power supply can be positioned inside the case. A router device can be positioned inside the case, the router device including a plurality of external ports. An antenna array can be positioned inside the case, the antenna array in electrical communication with the router device. An access port can be defined in the case and aligned with the external ports of the router device such that the external ports are accessible through the access port. Electronic devices can be connected to the external ports of the router device from an exterior of the case through the access port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Plum Laboratories, LLC
    Inventor: Dawson Lee Williams
  • Patent number: 10224726
    Abstract: This invention provides a base unit for charging a handheld ID reader in which the charging contacts are mounted on a contact holder that is biased rearwardly during insertion of the reader, and thereafter snaps back in place and locks the reader after the reader has been pushed into a fully seated position in a well of the base unit. This lock is maintained between shoulders on the holder and corresponding locking tabs on the bottom face of the reader. The locking tabs are conductive, and provide two additional electrical contacts that engage contact pads on the reader bottom face. Each of the power and ground signals are connected over at least two electrical contacts between reader and base station, increasing reliability, especially when the reader is not in its fully seated position. An indicator LED is integrated in the base station enclosure near the charging contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: COGNEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kai Fluegge, Laurens Nunnink, Robert Broeskamp
  • Patent number: 10216232
    Abstract: This paper discloses a tablet notebook flip device comprising a base portion for main body, biaxial shafts, a mounting connector and an upper axis. The main body is arranged above the base portion for the main body, having a keyboard above. A tablet cover is configured on a holder. A clamp plate with a mounting connector below is on a side of the biaxial shafts. A support flap with main body of the shaft on a side is configured below the mounting connector. A lower axis and the upper axis are configured within the main body of the shaft. The benefit: the tablet notebook acts as a notebook computer when the keyboard is adopted for data input, and functions independently as a tablet computer when the flip device is turned around in a 360° rotation becoming a protective case or is turned to a reversal angle to form an A-shape for another type of user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Dongguan Bluefinger Electronics Co., Limited
    Inventor: Dajun Zhu
  • Patent number: 10218964
    Abstract: A dimensioning system that analyzes a distance map for null-data pixels to provide feedback is disclosed. Null-data pixels correspond to missing range data and having too many in a distance map may lead to dimensioning errors. Providing feedback based on the number of null-data pixels helps a user understand and adapt to different dimensioning conditions, promotes accuracy, and facilitates handheld applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Franck Laffargue, Jeffrey Hunt
  • Patent number: 10210365
    Abstract: The method includes automatically adjusting a first control parameter in a device for capturing a first plurality of images, automatically adjusting a second control parameter in the device for capturing a second plurality of images such that automatic adjustment of the first control parameter is interspersed with, separate from, and obtained generally concurrently with the automatic adjustment of the second control parameter. The adjustment of the first control parameter being determined differently compared to adjustment of the second control parameter. The method may include attempting to decode a decodable indicia utilizing one or more images of the first and second plurality of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Meier, Stephen P. Deloge
  • Patent number: 10176692
    Abstract: Computing device(s) are configured for managing the reunification of students with parents during an emergency or a drill for a simulated emergency. The reunification of students with guardians may be managed through the operations of various user interfaces (UIs) presented on the device(s). Different UIs may be configured to support different personnel performing different roles in the reunification process. The UIs may include one or more of a student supervisor UI, a location supervisor UI, a runner UI, a guardian greeter UI, a reunification officer UI, or an incident commander UI. The various UIs enable different personnel to track the location and status of individuals, such as students and guardians, during various stages of a reunification process, enable personnel to dynamically update a centralized database with current information regarding the location and status of individuals, and view real time information regarding the location and status of individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Raptor Technologies LLC
    Inventors: James J. Vesterman, Gary Kincade, David Van Camp, Peter J. Trate
  • Patent number: 10176351
    Abstract: Systems and methods for securing and charging a machine-readable symbol reader in a position that enables the machine-readable symbol reader to continue to capture machine readable codes. The machine-readable symbol reader is secured by a stand that includes a base, an arm, and a cradle. The cradle includes a housing that forms a cavity that is sized and shaped to securely receive a portion of the head of the machine-readable symbol reader. The cavity may further align the window on the secured machine-readable symbol reader with an aperture such that the machine-readable symbol reader can continue to capture visual representations of machine-readable symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: DATALOGIC IP TECH, S.R.L.
    Inventors: Romano Volta, Giuseppe Di Bari, Marco Insero
  • Patent number: 10178622
    Abstract: A data collection device (DCD) is placed in a first low power mode after the DCD has been in a first predetermined position, and placed in a second low power mode after a first predetermined period of time. In another embodiment the DCD includes a wireless telephone, and a proximity sensor which detects when the DCD is close to a user's face, wherein the telephone is automatically put in a handset mode when the DCD is close to a user's face, and automatically put in a speakerphone mode when the DCD is not close to a user's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: James T. Sauerwein, Douglas M. Hinson
  • Patent number: 10170041
    Abstract: A pixel circuit able to prevent a spread of the terminal voltages of drive transistors inside a panel and in turn able to reliably prevent deterioration of uniformity, wherein a source of a TFT serving as a drive transistor is connected to an anode of a light emitting element, a drain is connected to a power source potential, a capacitor is connected between a gate and source of the TFT, and a source potential of the TFT is connected to a fixed potential through a TFT serving as a switch transistor and wherein pixel circuit lines are connected by an upper line and bottom line and are arranged in parallel with pixel circuit power source voltage lines so as not to have intersecting parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhide Uchino, Junichi Yamashita, Tetsuro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10147293
    Abstract: A safety control system, method, and computer system is disclosed for sensing a dangerous device and its environment, analyzing the sensed dangerous device and environment. to determine compliance with a safety precaution. Accordingly, an enabling or disabling signal can then be set to the dangerous device. Examples include using a digital camera sensor and computer vision analysis techniques for dangerous devices such as a chainsaw, welding torch, or a forklift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Shmuel Ur
  • Patent number: 10061956
    Abstract: A reflected light identification (RLID) system uses light to communicate stored information across long distances with minimal interference. The RLID system may include a light source that directs an incident light signal to an RLID structure, which then transmits an encoded light signal to a sensor. The RLID system may include a passive RLID structure (i.e., a structure that does not include power source) such as an RLID reflection surface that includes layered reflective films that reflect the incident light signal back in multiple reflections that serially encodes data. The RLID system may also include an active RLID structure (i.e., a structure that includes power source) that uses energy harvesting to extract and accumulate power from an incident light signal, and then uses the harvested energy to transmit a return signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Pragyana K. Mishra, Dushyant Goyal
  • Patent number: 10061946
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and apparatus for analysis of images of direct part mark identification codes to measure and assess a print quality. Methods to assess the quality of a direct part mark identification code are presented that provide diagnostic information of a code that cannot be assessed using verification methods that require the results of a valid decoding step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: Sateesha Nadabar, Carl W. Gerst, III
  • Patent number: 9990637
    Abstract: A system and method for implementing an in-store kiosk device as part of a retail reinvention and self help care portal. The in-store kiosk device may allow a consumer to self-diagnose problems with electronic devices, such as smart phones, and to seek technical or service related assistance with appropriate experts. The in-store kiosk device may also facilitate initiating a communication between the consumer and multiple experts, to help resolve any consumer technical or sales queries. In some examples, the in-store kiosk device has the added advantage of providing consumers with a means to have service or inventory-related issues addressed without having to wait for available in-store service staff. The in-store kiosk device may also facilitate electronic device exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Kanakrai Gajendra Chauhan, Omar Hassan
  • Patent number: 9979933
    Abstract: This invention provides a modular vision system. In an embodiment, the modular vision system comprises at least three primary modules/components. A main module contains a vision sensor and processor. An optical module contains a lens, focusing and illumination assemblies. An interface module contains external connectors. This combination enables either a linear or angled arrangement. The main module includes with a mating surface on the side opposite the sensor that is angled with respect to the sensor plane. The interface module defines a mating surface with respect the surface containing the connectors for the cables. A connector removably interconnects the interface module and the main module. The connector assembly, and each individual contact, is constructed and arranged to enable interconnection of the main and interface modules in both the straight and right angle arrangements by rotating the modules about a 180-degree orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Cognex Corporation
    Inventors: Laurens Nunnink, Rene Delasauce
  • Patent number: 9973671
    Abstract: In a single operation executed by a mobile device, operation is executed on at least two data capture devices housed in the mobile device with a single trigger operation. The mobile device receives information captured by at least one of a first data capture device and a second data capture device; instructs adjustment of the other of the first data capture device and the second data capture device based on the received information and receives information captured by at least one of the first data capture device and the second data capture device subsequent to the adjustment. The mobile device analyzes the received information, repeats instructing adjustment until appropriated details are retrieved from the received information; and directs data capture and/or an image capture by at least one of the first data capture device and the second data capture device in accordance with the retrieved details.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Anu Kannan, Konstantinos D Tsiopanos
  • Patent number: 9971455
    Abstract: A spatial coordinate identification device includes a detection light source that emits a detection light that scans a detection boundary plane defined in space, an optical sensor that detects a reflected light of the detection light reflected by an indicator when the indicator enters a detection region extending from the detection boundary plane to the detection light source, and a controller. The controller stores virtual touch surface defining information that defines a position of a virtual touch surface based on the detection boundary plane, and identifies, in response to the detection of the reflected light, a position of a boundary point that is an intersecting point of the indicator and the detection boundary plane, and an approach amount by which the indicator has entered the detection region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ken Nishioka
  • Patent number: 9973823
    Abstract: A system and method for accessing past program guide data includes a program guide repository storing past program guide data and a controller receiving a request for past program guide data and communicating the past program guide data to a user device located separated from the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Kapil Chaudhry, Sri Hari Swaroop Nidichenametla, Jin H. Chung, Fred Grigoryan
  • Patent number: 9940601
    Abstract: A system may obtain courier location information associated with a package to be delivered, by a courier, to a delivery location associated with a customer. The courier location information may indicate that the customer is not available at the delivery location. The system may obtain delivery location information associated with the delivery location. The system may determine that the courier location information matches the delivery location information. The system may provide, to a customer device associated with the customer, a delivery notification based on determining that the courier location information matches the delivery location information. The system may receive a customer signature based on providing the delivery notification. The customer signature may be associated with the customer. The system may provide the customer signature. The customer signature being provided to inform the courier to deliver the package while the customer is not available at the delivery location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Paul V. Hubner, Steven T. Archer, Robert A. Clavenna, II
  • Patent number: 9934659
    Abstract: An outdoor messaging display for a home automation system can include an arrival detection device for detecting a visitor's arrival. The system can also include a display device attached near a door that is capable of displaying text to the visitor. The system can also include a home automation controller that can receive a notification from the arrival detection device indicating that a visitor has arrived or has been detected. The home automation controller can send an alert to a device of the resident indicating that the visitor has arrived or been detected. The home automation controller can receive a message from the resident and output the message to the output display for the visitor to read.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies International Corporation
    Inventor: Eric Hieb
  • Patent number: 9928395
    Abstract: A reading apparatus includes an illuminator illuminating an optical symbol with blue light, an imager taking an image of the optical symbol illuminated with the blue light, and a controller including a receiving circuit receiving the image taken by the imager, a determination circuit determining whether or not the received image has a resolution equal to or higher than a predetermined reading resolution, an image acquisition circuit acquiring the received image as image data if the determination circuit determines that the received image has a resolution equal to or higher than the reading resolution, and a light adjusting circuit changing an illumination condition of the blue light if the determination circuit determines that the received image has a resolution less than the reading resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: ROLAND DG CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tokio Kitada
  • Patent number: 9930142
    Abstract: The disclosure embraces a system and method for providing a continuous communication link between a server computer and a symbol reading device, and a novel symbol reading device adapted for use in such a system. The system greatly simplifies the remote management, diagnostic evaluation, and monitoring of symbol reading devices, especially those devices connected to host devices that are not PC-based or running a complete operating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Taylor Smith, Mark Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9920946
    Abstract: A system including a thermostat user interface for a network-connected thermostat is described. The system includes a thermostat including a frustum-shaped shell body having a circular cross-section and a circular rotatable ring, which is user rotatable for adjusting a setting of the thermostat. The system further includes a client application that is operable on a touch-screen device separate from the thermostat, that displays a graphical representation of a circular dial, that detects a user-input motion proximate the graphical representation, that determines a user-selected setpoint temperature value based on the user-input motion, that displays a numerical representation of the user-selected setpoint temperature value, and that wirelessly transmits to the thermostat data representative of the user-selected setpoint temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alastair R. Gourlay, Timo Bruck, Anthony M. Fadell, Matthew L. Rogers, David Sloo, Michael Plitkins, Shigefumi Honjo, John B. Filson, Michael J. Matas, Fred Bould, Brian Huppi
  • Patent number: 9916864
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a voice input module which receives a voice from an outside to generate voice data, a memory which stores one or more images or videos, and a processor which is electrically connected to the voice input module and the memory. The memory includes instructions, when executed by the processor, causing the electronic device to link at least one of the voice data, the first metadata information based on the voice data, or second metadata information generated from the voice data and/or the first metadata information with the second image or video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ki Mo An
  • Patent number: 9892356
    Abstract: A method of capturing an image of a barcode from a backlit display device includes monitoring radio signals proximal to a device operable for scanning barcodes, with at least one coil, wire, and/or antenna disposed within the device operable for scanning barcodes; detecting radio interference caused by a backlit display device proximal to the device operable for scanning barcodes; interpreting a pattern of the radio interference to determine one or more technical characteristics of the backlit display device; using the determined technical characteristics of the backlit display device for automatically adjusting scanning settings of the device operable for scanning barcodes; and capturing an image of a barcode displayed on the backlit display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Sean Philip Kearney
  • Patent number: 9872255
    Abstract: A system and method for conducting battery charge aware communications is disclosed. A system receives a content request from a client device, wherein the content request indicates one or more content items. The system retrieves the one or more requested content items from a content database at the system. The system determines whether the content request includes current remaining battery power data for the client device. In response to determining that the content request includes the current remaining battery power data for the client device, the system determines whether a current remaining battery power is below a predetermined threshold. In response to determining that the current remaining battery power is below the predetermined threshold, the system analyzes the one or more requested content items to determine core content sections. The system transmits the determined core content sections to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Lakshmanan Velusamy
  • Patent number: 9866673
    Abstract: Systems and methods are configured to detect the occurrence of accidents, and to collect, process, and distribute accident related data. The accident related information may include location information, accident image information, and/or other information. Optionally, upon detection of an accident, emergency contacts of a user involved in the accident may be automatically notified of the accident. Data may be imaged using a camera of a mobile device, barcode locations may be identified, and barcodes may be decoded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Medlegal Network, Inc.
    Inventor: Gershon Gabel
  • Patent number: 9820185
    Abstract: An electronic device for near field communication (NFC) includes a processor including one or more applications and a controller controlling NFC communication between a reader/writer device and the processor. The controller includes a communication unit that exchanges communication between the external reader/writer device and the processor. A parser parses communication exchanged between the reader/writer device and the processor. The parser is configured to detect a predetermined setting of a response code within an authentication response sent by the processor in response to an authentication request received from the reader/writer device, the predetermined setting indicating that an application of the processing unit is in an authenticated state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Klaus Roehrle, Yo Tabayashi, Meik Buscemi
  • Patent number: 9818275
    Abstract: Invention provides a wearable neutralizer apparatus for neutralizing anti-theft devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: USS Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Adel O. Sayegh, Anthony Oliver, Edgardo M. Redublo, Marc Trincale, Xiafeng Rao
  • Patent number: 9820142
    Abstract: There is set forth herein a method of providing network connectivity. The method can include introducing a new communication device within a communication range of a portable data collection device, the new communication device comprising a dynamic access module enabling the new communication device to receive data packets from the portable data collection device and route payload data of the data packets to an access point. In one aspect the new communication device can receive data packets from the portable data collection device and route payload data of the data packets to the access point if the new communication device determines that it is in range of both of said access point and the portable data collection device. There is set forth herein a system having a dynamic access module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Ynjiun P. Wang
  • Patent number: 9734498
    Abstract: A Mobile Image Payment System for mobile commerce, which enables a Consumer to use a mobile device to make payments for online, Electronic Media, Print Media and POS Transactions, involving the presentment of a short code. In an embodiment, the Consumer scans the short code that is displayed by a merchant, to initiate a transaction. The system completes the transaction by processing information between a Mobile Payment Client residing on the Consumer's mobile device, a Mobile Payment interface residing on a Transaction Server, and, in a further embodiment, a Mobile Payment Application residing on a merchant's device or POS terminal. The Consumer's mobile device communicates with a Payment Platform, which communicates with a Merchant Transaction Server in order to process and complete the mobile transaction. The short code of the merchant can be displayed on any product or advertising medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Riavera Corp
    Inventor: Mark Itwaru
  • Patent number: 9715614
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus can be operative to capture a frame of image data representing a scene having one or more decodable indicia and display image data corresponding to the one or more decodable indicia. The imaging apparatus can be operative so that responsively to a user input control decoded message data of a selected decodable indicia is selectively output. One or more processor executable program can be provided for facilitating selective output of decoded message data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Todeschini, Robert Michael Hussey, Taylor Smith
  • Patent number: 9704009
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Konstantinos D. Tsiopanos, Jaeho Choi, Ian R. Jenkins, Richard M. Martin, Chandra M. Nair
  • Patent number: 9696866
    Abstract: Provided are a remote screen sharing method, device and system. The method includes: establishing a wireless screen sharing session with sink equipment, and acquiring capability information of the sink equipment; establishing a connection with remote equipment, and acquiring capability information of the remote equipment and network information of the remote equipment; determining an intersection of display capabilities of the sink equipment and the remote equipment according to the capability information of the sink equipment, the capability information of the remote equipment and the network information of the remote equipment; and receiving a screen content of the sink equipment via the wireless screen sharing session, and sharing the screen content of the sink equipment to the remote equipment according to the intersection of the display capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jiehui Liang, Fajie Zhao, Yushen Zhou
  • Patent number: 9680963
    Abstract: One or more controller may extract voice commands from retrieved web content, format the web content according to vehicle computing system (VCS) specific formatting information, provide the formatted web content for display by the VCS, and update the recognized voice commands of the VCS according to the extracted voice commands. A server may identify whether a received web request for web content is directed to a vehicle sub-domain for providing an in-vehicle-specific version of the content, identify whether the received web request is for presentation of web content via a VCS, and redirect the web request to the vehicle sub-domain when the request is not directed to the vehicle sub-domain and is for presentation via the VCS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Livio, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Joseph Danne, Jacob R. Sigal, Scott Smereka, Joey Ray Grover
  • Patent number: 9659198
    Abstract: A system and method of determining if a surface contains print or is a screen of a mobile device is provided. The method is comprised of the steps of: acquiring a spectral wavelength signature of the surface; comparing the spectral wavelength signature of the surface to RGB triple-peak emission spectra; scanning the surface with an image-based scanner in non-illumination mode based upon the spectral wavelength signature of the surface corresponding to the RGB triple-peak emission spectra, and scanning the surface with an image-based scanner in illumination mode based upon the spectral wavelength signature of the surface not corresponding to the RGB triple-peak emission spectra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Anthony Giordano, Stephen J. Colavito, Timothy Good, Erik Van Horn, Sean Philip Kearney
  • Patent number: 9639506
    Abstract: A device includes a device manager stored on a computer readable storage device. A display has multiple tiles corresponding to smart devices installed in a user home having inter-dependent statuses and settings. The device manager generates the tiles with corresponding smart device information displayed in the tiles, and selection of a tile provides a view showing details about the smart device while not obscuring unselected tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Sriharsha Putrevu, Joseph Vargas, Paul Derby, Pallavi Dharwada, Hari Thiruvengada, John Beane, Soumitri N. Kolavennu
  • Patent number: 9632587
    Abstract: The disclosure describes an interactive recognizing system and a display device provided with the interactive recognizing system, which belongs to a technical field of interactive control. The interactive recognizing system includes: a sensing unit constituted of several sensing devices and configured to receive light signal; a coordinate recognizing unit configured to recognize a coordinate of the light signal received by the sensing unit on the sensing unit and recognize a motion track of the light signal on the sensing unit; a determining unit configured to determine a control instruction represented by the motion track; and an executing unit configured to execute the control instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xin Duan
  • Patent number: 9621498
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed, by which side information is facilitated to be inserted or modified in a multimedia content using an optically readable code. The present invention includes the steps of acquiring an image, acquiring side information on the acquired image, converting the acquired side information to an optically readable digital code, and saving the digital code and the image in a manner of linking the digital code and the image to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Kyuseok Kim
  • Patent number: 9608988
    Abstract: Methods and systems for authenticating a security device for providing a secure access and transaction authorization to a remote network location are provided. The security device is authenticated by installing private security software on the security device. In order to authorize a transaction, a transaction authorization is performed using the security device by display a QR (Quick Response) code from an authorization server on a user terminal and scanning the QR code into the security device. After scanning the QR code, an OTA (One-Time-Authorization) code is sent from the security device to the authorization server for verifying the transaction. Embodiments of the present invention provide increased security and privacy. A corresponding system for authenticating a security device and preforming secure and private transactions is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: INBAY TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Randy Kuang, Stanislus Kisito Xavier, David Michael Mann, He Zhu, Yiwen Wang, Yuebin Ding
  • Patent number: 9606636
    Abstract: An optical processing apparatus, a light source luminance adjustment method, and a non-transitory computer readable medium thereof are provided. The optical processing apparatus includes a light source unit, a processing unit, and an image sensing unit, wherein the processing unit is electrically connected to the light source unit and the image sensing unit. The light source unit provides a beam of light. The processing unit defines a frame rate, defines a plurality of time instants within a time interval, and sets the light source unit to a luminance value at each of the time instants. A length of the time interval is shorter than the reciprocal of the frame rate. The luminance values are different and are within a range. The image sensing unit captures an image by an exposure time length at each of the time instants, wherein the exposure time lengths are the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Chun-Wei Chen, Ren-Hau Gu, Ching-Lin Chung
  • Patent number: 9578253
    Abstract: The optical processing apparatus includes a light source unit, a processing unit, and an image sensing unit, wherein the processing unit is electrically connected to the light source unit and the image sensing unit. The light source unit provides a beam of light. The processing unit defines a frame rate, defines a plurality of time instants within a time interval, and sets the light source unit to a luminance value at each of the time instants. A length of the time interval is shorter than the reciprocal of the frame rate. The luminance values are different and are within a range. The image sensing unit captures an image by an exposure time length at each of the time instants, wherein the exposure time lengths are the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Chun-Wei Chen, Ren-Hau Gu, Ching-Lin Chung
  • Patent number: 9549088
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus which logs into an external webmail server by using a web browser included in the image forming apparatus, the webmail is written on a webpage of the webmail server, a file to be attached to the webmail is selected, and the selected file is attached to the webmail so as to send the webmail to the webmail server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyun-wook Park
  • Patent number: 9542584
    Abstract: An indicia-reading device including an indicia-capturing subsystem for acquiring information about indicia within the indicia-capturing subsystem's field of view and an indicia-decoding module configured for decoding indicia information within the indicia-capturing subsystem's field of view. The device also includes a hand-supportable housing, a battery compartment, an end cap for holding the battery compartment in place, and a locking mechanism for securing the end cap to the battery compartment during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Colleen P. Gannon
  • Patent number: 9519816
    Abstract: An optical code scanner is presented that includes multiple scanning windows for reading an optical code where each scanning window can be optimized for reading optical codes presented in either printed or electronic form. The optical code scanner supports multiple scanning modes where each scanning mode is based on a different method of reading optical codes and each method offers different advantages. Each of the multiple scanning windows is assigned to use one of the scanning modes. The scanning mode for a window can also be reassigned at any time to a different mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: NCR CORPORATION
    Inventor: John F. Crooks
  • Patent number: 9495573
    Abstract: An industrial reader is provided with an image formation system that is particularly adapted to read bar codes and two-dimensional symbols marked directly on objects. The image formation system includes illumination sources and illumination transmissive components that produce a combination of bright field and dark field illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: COGNEX TECHNOLOGY AND INVESTMENT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Laurens Nunnink
  • Patent number: 9489782
    Abstract: A mobile device includes: a display; a data reader for reading data from an information bearing medium; at least one vehicle data collection device; a global positioning system (GPS); a wireless communications module; a memory device; a processor; and a housing configured for placement in a vehicle and supporting the display, the data reader, the vehicle data collection device, the GPS module, the wireless communications module, the memory device and the processor, wherein the vehicle data collection device facilitates monitoring at least one vehicle performance characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Payne, Paul Weslake
  • Patent number: 9489821
    Abstract: Exemplary methods and systems for monitoring presence of an item or items are disclosed herein. An exemplary method may be carried out by a monitoring device having a processor and a memory, and may involve determining that presence data associated with an item meets one or more criteria associated with automatically adding the item to a list of items whose presence is monitored in a particular context, and based on determining that presence data associated with the item meets the one or more criteria associated with automatically adding the item to the list of items whose presence is monitored in the particular context, adding the item to the list of items whose presence is monitored in the particular context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, Michael J. Smith
  • Patent number: 9479804
    Abstract: Method, device, and storage medium to provide programs, recorded and stored in relation to a digital video recorder (DVR) service, to a mobile device. A mobile device includes a mobile DVR application that provides for the automatic downloading or streaming of the programs. A network device provides transcoding of the programs to a format compatible with the mobile device. The mobile DVR application allows the user to set preferences pertaining to the invocation and delivery of the programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Japan A. Mehta, Shafiq Kassam