Templates And Guides Patents (Class 235/495)
  • Patent number: 10888767
    Abstract: A card shooter device includes a main unit with a card storage section storing cards constituting a predetermined number of decks, a removable top face cover, arranged on top of the card storage section, for covering the card storage section, a bottom face, inclined forward, for guiding the cards onto a game table from the card storage section, and a front cover, arranged in front of the main unit so that the cards can be extracted one by one from the card storage section, in which the front cover is removable from the main unit in cooperation with an engagement member provided in front of the main unit, and is adapted to be able to store the cards constituting the predetermined number of decks in the card storage section when the front cover is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: ANGEL PLAYING CARDS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 10596449
    Abstract: A card shooter device includes a main unit with a card storage section storing cards constituting a predetermined number of decks, a removable top face cover, arranged on top of the card storage section, for covering the card storage section, a bottom face, inclined forward, for guiding the cards onto a game table from the card storage section, and a front cover, arranged in front of the main unit so that the cards can be extracted one by one from the card storage section, in which the front cover is removable from the main unit in cooperation with an engagement member provided in front of the main unit, and is adapted to be able to store the cards constituting the predetermined number of decks in the card storage section when the front cover is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: ANGEL PLAYING CARDS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 9686587
    Abstract: A video/audio playback method is provided which can provide simultaneous, multi-language support for consumers of television and multimedia. The method includes steps of: receiving a first playback data and a second playback data; converting first character information in the first playback data into a first audio signal; and simultaneously playing the first audio signal, and a second audio signal corresponding to the second playback data. The first audio signal and the second audio signal respectively correspond to a first playback language and a second playback language.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: MSTAR SEMICONDUCTOR, INC.
    Inventor: Hung-Chi Huang
  • Patent number: 9627797
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a plug feature for an electronic device. More specifically, the plug feature described herein is used to plug, fill or otherwise seal an aperture associated with a SIM tray of an electronic device. The plug feature may be coupled to an ejection mechanism and may extend at least partially into an aperture defined by the SIM tray and/or an aperture defined by the housing of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Yuanyuan Song, Wei Guang Wu, SungChang Lee
  • Patent number: 9531906
    Abstract: A method of scanning a set of documents in a container such as a file folder or storage box where the container contains a unique label containing identification associated with the documents in the container. The label comprises both alphanumeric characters and color information where each character is associated with a particular color. By scanning the container and analyzing the image of the container the unique identification can be retrieved with increased reliability by using both the color and alphanumeric information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Nathaniel G. Martin, Paul R. Austin
  • Patent number: 9310997
    Abstract: The disclosure is related to a method, a touch device and a computer program product for converting touch points into characters. In particular, through an input interface, the converting method can be applied to the touch device and the computer program product. The converting method for example includes the following steps of: sensing at least one touch point triggered by a user on the input interface to obtain touch point number information and touch point position information; generating a touch point distribution of the sensed touch point(s) according to the touch point number information and the touch point position information; and determining an input character according to the touch point distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: MSTAR SEMICONDUCTOR, INC.
    Inventor: Hung-Chi Huang
  • Patent number: 9033245
    Abstract: A device is described for the hiding and subsequent recovery of visual information. The device comprises two or more tokens (1), each containing a mask (2,3) of coloured pixels (4), are overlaid (5), so that when the pixels are aligned, hidden information, invisible in the individual tokens. The hidden information consists of one or more recognisable alphabetic, numerical or pictorial characters (6). During token overlay and alignment, the information becomes recognisable because it is made up of pixels whose colour is differentiated from the other pixels in the overlay. The information is hidden by adding pixels of certain colours. When the tokens are overlaid and the pixels aligned, the added pixels are effectively subtracted, revealing the hidden information. The tokens may be printed on various media, or may be displayed on an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: TENTO TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Howard Yates, Nigel Backhurst
  • Patent number: 8928456
    Abstract: Cash drawers that are operated by wireless devices are disclosed. A cash drawer illustratively includes a communication interface that receives commands from a wireless device, and a controller that process the command received from the wireless device. The cash drawer may optionally include a reader that reads an identifier associated with the wireless device. The reader is illustratively an RFID reader and the identifier is an RFID tag associated with the wireless device. Alternatively, the reader is an NFC reader and the identifier is an NFC chip associated with the wireless device. In another embodiment, the cash drawer includes an identifier that is configured to be read by a wireless device. The identifier is illustratively either barcode, an RFID tag, or an NFC chip. The cash drawer may also include an indicator that identifies when the wireless device is authorized to operate the cash drawer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: APG Cash Drawer, LLC
    Inventors: Paul St. George, Patrick Vue
  • Patent number: 8888007
    Abstract: A method for managing issuance of a portable data carrier using multiple production units for issuing portable data carriers, a data provisioning unit and an assignment unit. The data provisioning unit receives data for the portable data carrier in a production unit independent format. At least one production unit is assigned to use the data for issuing the portable data carrier in the assignment unit. The data are provided by the data provisioning unit to the assigned production unit and the portable data carrier is issued in the assigned production unit. The data are provided by the data provisioning unit to the assigned production unit in response to a data independent polling for data by the assigned production unit and in the production unit independent format. In the assigned production unit the provided data are converted from the production unit independent format into a production unit dependent format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Patrick Raschner, Bernd Brus, Michael Ritzer, Bernhard Seen
  • Patent number: 8833642
    Abstract: A system includes a first portable, ruggedized, and waterproof case. The first portable, ruggedized, and waterproof case includes a router and a switch. The system further includes a computing system connectable to the switch. The computing system includes a memory for storing first ticket information and a first set of instructions. The computing system further includes a first processor that, upon execution of the first set of instructions, receives a ticket identifier scanned from a ticket. The first processor also compares the ticket identifier to the stored first ticket information. Based on the comparison, the first processor further generates an indication of validity of the ticket. The first processor further transmits the indication of validity of the ticket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Eventbrite, Inc.
    Inventor: Simon M. Bascombe
  • Patent number: 8665161
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a substrate and a stacked arrangement of layers thereon. The stacked arrangement of layers may include a visual display layer, and a patch antenna above the visual display layer. The patch antenna may include an optically transmissive electrically conductive mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventor: Francis Eugene Parsche
  • Patent number: 8608054
    Abstract: A system includes a first portable, ruggedized, and waterproof case. The first portable, ruggedized, and waterproof case includes a router and a switch. The system further includes a computing system connectable to the switch. The computing system includes a first memory for storing first ticket information and a first set of instructions. The computing system further includes a first processor that, upon execution of the first set of instructions, receives a ticket identifier scanned from a ticket. The first processor also compares the ticket identifier to the stored first ticket information. Based on the comparison, the first processor further generates an indication of validity of the ticket. The first processor further transmits the indication of validity of the ticket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Eventbrite, Inc.
    Inventor: Simon M. Bascombe
  • Patent number: 8542411
    Abstract: The invention enables creating a mark-able document for a user to mark, and recognizing and processing the user-marked mark-able document to generate an accurate user-readable result that has broad application. The application program used to create, process, and generate a printed output based on the processing includes an array of functionality to create a wide variety of mark-able documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Richard Kent Sisco
  • Patent number: 8429085
    Abstract: There is provided a card or token for use in financial transactions. The financial transaction token or card has an onboard energy storage device that enables onboard electronics to operate when the card is not in the proximity of a merchant Point-Of-Service (POS) terminal. In one implementation, the onboard energy storage device includes a capacitor such as a thin-film capacitor that stores sufficient energy to power onboard electronics without the need for an onboard battery. The card may be incorporated within various conventional apparatus such as a see-through and/or protective substrate, an item of clothing, an item of jewelry, a cell phone, a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), a credit card, an identification card, a money holder, a wallet, a personal organizer, a keychain payment tag, and like personality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Visa U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick L. Faith, Ayman A. Hammad
  • Patent number: 8397984
    Abstract: A system includes a first portable, ruggedized, and waterproof case. The first portable, ruggedized, and waterproof case includes a router and a switch. The system further includes a computing system connectable to the switch. The computing system includes a first memory for storing first ticket information and a first set of instructions. The computing system further includes a first processor that, upon execution of the first set of instructions, receives a ticket identifier scanned from a ticket. The first processor also compares the ticket identifier to the stored first ticket information. Based on the comparison, the first processor further generates an indication of validity of the ticket. The first processor further transmits the indication of validity of the ticket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Eventbrite, Inc.
    Inventor: Simon M. Bascombe
  • Patent number: 8308064
    Abstract: A barcode evaluation method for receiving an input image, performing an evaluation along a scanning direction upon the input image, and generating a barcode evaluation data includes: deriving at least one first luminance group in the input image according to a luminance threshold; documenting a plurality of characteristic values corresponding to the at least one luminance group, respectively; referring to a plurality of characteristic values of at least one specific first luminance group within the first luminance group to determine a distribution direction, and determining whether the specific first luminance group belongs to a barcode; and utilizing a processing element to generate the barcode evaluation data according to the input image, the distribution direction and the scanning direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Primax Electronics Ltd.
    Inventor: Ting-Yuan Cheng
  • Patent number: 8181879
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for packaging electronically powered cards are provided for maintaining electronically powered cards in a deactivated state. In an embodiment, a housing having a face panel and two side panels attached to the face panel at opposite sides is configured to provide an offset distance between an activation device on the card and the housing so that the activation device is prevented from being activated by a force exerted on the housing. Annular or circular devices can also be provided for establishing an offset distance between activation devices on the card and planar substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Solicore, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Landau, Teresa Taylor
  • Patent number: 7926731
    Abstract: Protection is provided for optically readable media. Data may be scrambled, encrypted, or otherwise obscured by apportioning the data across multiple layers of a disc in a secret pattern. Pattern information may be supplied in the form of a key to authorized devices or users. The data can only be read by an optical drive with the proper hardware having access to this key. Switchable mirrored regions are provided on the optical medium to selectively block and unblock an optical reader head from reading the data. To read the data back, an authorized/licensed device may use the key to selectively switch the electrochromic regions so that the reader head may access the data while alternately focusing on different data layers, as needed, to obtain the data in the proper order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Slavek Peter Aksamit, David Daniel Chudy, Cristian Medina
  • Patent number: 7855643
    Abstract: Some embodiments include observable properties triggered upon interrogation of RFIDs. The RFIDs can be passive RFIDs, and the observable properties can be visible changes that require little power to generate, and little or no power to maintain. The visible information can include information about items tracked with the RFIDs, such as shipping information. Some embodiments include passive RFIDs utilizing a single antenna to power an integrated-circuit chip and a visual identifier. Some embodiments include methods of locating interrogated RFIDs. Some embodiments include methods of tracking items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Round Rock Research, LLC
    Inventor: John R. Tuttle
  • Publication number: 20100264215
    Abstract: A machine readable code is defined by a portion of graphical indicium located on a substrate; wherein the code is delimited by a temporary boundary that is generated by a reading machine relative to a fixed trigger point only when the code is being read.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: Fracture Code Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Paul Pinchen, Jens Jacob Juul Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 7757952
    Abstract: The disclosure relates generally to methods and apparatus for protecting against counterfeit products and for methods and apparatus for providing counterfeiting protection for an object. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of: (a) accessing an object including an identifying mark having a first portion and a second portion wherein said second portion includes an encrypted feature; (b) reading the first portion to thereby obtain a first set of information; (c) transmitting the first set of information to a remote location; (d) receiving from the remote location a second set of information; and (e) reading the second portion using the second set of information to thereby determine the authenticity of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: ChemImage Corporation
    Inventors: David Tuschel, Wesley H. Hutchison, Thomas C. Voigt
  • Patent number: 7703687
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a label comprising a pasting part for pasting said label to an object and comprising an electronic device preferably for a radio frequency identification (RFID). In order to improve such a label, it is suggested that the electronic device is pivotably connected to said pasting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Sato
    Inventors: Victor S. Barczyk, Otsuka Masanori, Stefan Schwiers, Kumabayashi Tomoyuki, Klaus Horn
  • Publication number: 20100072283
    Abstract: An article of manufacture includes a plastic substrate. The substrate has a first side and a second side that is opposite to the first side, with an adhesive material on the first side of the substrate. The article of manufacture further includes a ferrite layer on the second side of the plastic substrate. In addition, the article of manufacture includes a top sheet formed of plastic. The top sheet is joined to the substrate to form a pouch between the top sheet and the ferrite layer. The pouch is shaped and sized to hold a contactless integrated circuit (IC) identification card that has no more than half of a planar extent defined for the standard ID-1 identification card. The top sheet has a thickness of not more than about 0.2 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventors: Simon Phillips, Stephen Marshall-Rees, Benjamin Biswell
  • Publication number: 20100065628
    Abstract: A smart card capable of performing more than one function, said smart card comprising a first memory means comprising a first set of data to access a bank account, a second set of data to access a credit card account, a third set of data representing the identification of a holder of the smart card, and a fourth set of data to access telephone communication services. The smart card further comprises a microprocessor, said microprocessor being in electrical communication with a second memory means, and a location tracking means for determining a location of the smart card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL APPAREL GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Carmichael, Connie Carmichael, Greg Crotty
  • Publication number: 20100006655
    Abstract: A method includes providing an integrated circuit (IC) card that has a first size and is carried as part of a surrounding card. The surrounding card has a second size that is larger than the first size. The IC card includes an IC. The method further includes coupling a temporary antenna to the IC. In addition, the method includes transmitting to the IC via the temporary antenna an account number for storage in the IC. The account number is to be accessed with use of the IC card. Still further, the method includes detaching the temporary antenna from the IC, and installing the IC card in a wristwatch, wristband or bracelet to couple the IC to a second antenna included in the wristwatch, wristband or bracelet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventor: Simon Phillips
  • Patent number: 7640074
    Abstract: The illustrative embodiments provide a method, apparatus, and computer usable program product for generating datamatrix barcodes on parts. A digital datamatrix code associated with a machined part on a numerically controlled machine tool is converted into an x-y drilling pattern contained in a numerically controlled program. A drill cycle associated with a numerically controlled program defines a pattern of dots to be drilled in the machined part to form a dot pattern. A dot pattern is drilled as a series of partially drilled holes on a surface of the machined part to form a datamatrix barcode mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Albert M. Bajocich, David J. Baer, Kent A. Hall
  • Patent number: 7603790
    Abstract: A measuring gauge constructed of a transparent “L” shaped body having an elongated first arm and a second shorter arm disposed at 90 degrees to the first arm and defining a notch therein which forms a triangle with the first leg of the triangle angularly disposed with respect to the outer edge of the second arm. A plurality of indicia are carried by the two legs of the gauge. The indicia each include a center band sandwiched between outer bands with the inner and outer bands being of contrasting colors. The side edges of the gauge are inserted between the flaps and back panels of the envelope into engagement with a gum line and a depth of penetration is observed by determining the intersection of an edge of the envelope with the indicium along a side edge of the gauge thereby determining whether or not the envelope is in or out of specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: National Envelope Corporation
    Inventors: Paul G. Jordan, Kristen Matthew Getty, Warren Safran, Ryan Carl Weiss, John Schlich, Robert Elliot, Patrick Brown
  • Patent number: 7573616
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for locating an area of interest within a digital image of a form captured by an imaging scanner. Specific examples include methods and apparatus for optical mark reading with a digital imaging scanner. In many of the methods, an image of a response form is captured by a scanner, and target areas for possible responses are located within the image based upon an expected location being adjusted as necessary for certain error-inducing defects in the forms or scanning process. Also disclosed are steps to normalize the darkness values of pixels captured from an optically scanned form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: CTB/McGraw-Hill LLC
    Inventor: David D. S. Poor
  • Patent number: 7571864
    Abstract: Methods for efficiently retrieving information from an image of a symbol are described. Symbols are described that contain detection patterns that facilitate the determination of location, alignment, size and orientation of the symbol in an image. Detection patterns are described that possess geometric shapes susceptible to efficient decoding using probabilistic detection algorithms. Detection patterns are described that are provided in colors, shapes and sizes different from the color, shape and sizes of modules carrying information in the symbol. Methods are described for identifying the location and size of detection patterns in images of the symbol and for locating modules in the symbol to facilitate extraction of information carried by the modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Pisafe, Inc.
    Inventor: Han Kiliccote
  • Patent number: 7496379
    Abstract: A system and process for updating files on a wireless mobile device is provided. The wireless mobile device has an RF(radio frequency) card which cooperates with a wireless network to provide wireless communication. In one example, the wireless network maintains a message contact list on a network server. The message contact list contains address information useful for sending textual, video, audio, or image messages through the wireless network. When the wireless mobile device is activated on the network, the message contact list is transmitted to the wireless mobile device. The wireless mobile device is then able to use the message contact list to generate and transmit messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Kyocera Wireless Corp.
    Inventors: Diego Kaplan, Refael Bar
  • Publication number: 20090026277
    Abstract: A holder for a contactless payment card includes a substrate that has a first side and a second side that is opposite to the first side. There is an adhesive material on the first side of the substrate. The holder also includes at least one sheet that is joined to the substrate to form a pouch. The second side of the substrate faces the pouch. The pouch is shaped and sized to securely hold a contactless integrated circuit identification card that has no more than half of a planar extent defined for the standard ID-1 identification card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventor: Simon Phillips
  • Patent number: 7458519
    Abstract: A card tray to be mounted to a memory card can make the memory card mountable in a card slot for memory cards conforming to standards different from those to which the memory card conforms. The card tray has a main body and a recessed mount section. The recessed mount section is formed such that the holder of a second memory card can be mounted to one of the major surfaces of the main body. A memory-card-mounted body is produced when the second memory card is mounted to the recessed mount section. The card tray is configured such that, when the first memory card is placed on the memory-card-mounted body with the left and right edges thereof aligned with each other, the contact pieces of the first memory card and the contact pieces of the second memory card have longitudinally overlapping parts and transversally overlapping parts as viewed from above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Aoki, Keiichi Tsutsui, Hirotaka Nishizawa, Takashi Totsuka
  • Patent number: 7445156
    Abstract: A data management device and library are provided for organizing, holding, and providing electrical connectivity to multiple memory cards. The data management device can comprise a device body, a plurality of sockets to accommodate the data storage media, an electrical connector, and a power management circuit. Data can be retrieved from or transferred to the selected memory cards utilizing the device. The data management library can be utilized to interconnect multiple devices and can be daisy chained to other libraries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Inventor: James A. McDonald
  • Publication number: 20080135628
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a memory card that is a second memory card provided in connection with a first memory card. The first and second memory cards include: a body portion having the shape of a rectangular plate; and guide portions that project from both sides of the body portion in a width direction of the body portion and extend in a longitudinal direction of the body portion. Each guide portion has a thickness less than a thickness of the body portion. The first and second memory cards are equal in thickness and length of the body portion and distance between tips of the guide portions. The body portion of the second memory card has a width greater than a width of the body portion of the first memory card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Aoki, Keiichi Tsutsui
  • Patent number: 7374095
    Abstract: A transaction card assembly and method for forming a transaction card assembly. The transaction card assembly may include one or more transaction cards that is separably attached to an envelope. The envelope may be fully formed and ready for use and attached at its outer surface to the transaction card assembly. The envelope pocket may be sized to accommodate all or a portion of the transaction card assembly, e.g., a single CR-80 size transaction card. The envelope may support the attached card, e.g., from hanger at a point-of-sale display. A message portion may be removably attached to the envelope and be arranged for placement in the envelope pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Arthur Blank & Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Blank, David A. Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20080061154
    Abstract: A transportation ticket reading apparatus includes a housing into which a transportation ticket can be inserted and a module (24) including at least one read device (48) for reading data from a transportation ticket, such as a boarding pass or ATB, inserted into the housing. The module includes at least one formation (32) for engaging a mounting provided in the housing. The formation (32) and respective mounting are configured to enable the module to be push-fit mounted in a use position in the housing. The push-fit mounting of the module (24) facilitates servicing and repair, including removal of material causing jamming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Applicant: ACCESS KEYBOARDS LIMITED
    Inventor: Tony Arkinstall
  • Publication number: 20080041968
    Abstract: A holder for a data storage card in a predetermined position of a mobile phone includes a main body, a joining portion disposed at one end of the main body and joined to the mobile phone, a clamping portion disposed on the main body and clamping the data storage card, and a flexible portion disposed on the main body and positioned between the joining portion and the clamping portion. When the flexible portion is bent, the clamping portion moves the data storage card from the predetermined position, and the flexible portion is further bent to release the data storage card from the clamping portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Applicant: BENQ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jiming Chen, Tao Liu
  • Publication number: 20080000993
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide a verification technique that facilitates administration of a health-related procedure to an intended recipient patient or group of patients. An interface template may be configured to establish verifiable matching engagement between the patient and various types of objects used to administer the health-related procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Inventors: Edward K.Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Lowell L. Wood
  • Publication number: 20080000996
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide a verification technique that facilitates administration of a health-related procedure to an intended recipient patient or group of patients. An interface template or signal protocol may be configured to establish suitable matching between the patient and various types of objects used to administer the health-related procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Inventors: Edward K.Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Lowell L. Wood
  • Publication number: 20080000994
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide a verification technique that facilitates administration of a health-related procedure to an intended recipient patient or group of patients. An interface template may be configured to establish verifiable matching engagement between the patient and various types of objects used to administer the health-related procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Inventors: Edward K.Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Lowell L. Wood
  • Publication number: 20080000995
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide a verification technique that facilitates administration of a health-related procedure to an intended recipient patient or group of patients. An interface template or signal protocol may be configured to establish suitable matching between the patient and various types of objects used to administer the health-related procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Inventors: Edward K.Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Lowell L. Wood
  • Patent number: 6994265
    Abstract: A medium for printing, such as a thermal receipt roll for an ATM. The medium has two sides, each side having a plurality of marks positioned to trigger an automatic operation, such as printing, movement, or cutting of the medium when identified by a detector. Preferably, the marks are adapted for optical sensing by a detector located along one side or the other of the roll, and are positioned at regular intervals along the side edges. This allows the roll to be used in business machines having different detector configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Mary Ann Wehr, Victoria L. B. LeBlanc
  • Patent number: 6988666
    Abstract: A tag and method of making it. The tag includes a first adhesive layer provided in a first predetermined pattern between a surface of a first substrate and a first conductive foil. The first pattern corresponds to a pattern for a first conductive trace, e.g., a portion of a resonant circuit. The first conductive foil is laminated, e.g., adhesively secured, to the surface of the first substrate to form a first conductive layer. A first portion of that layer is shaped, e.g., die-cut, to generally correspond to the first pattern. A second portion of the first conductive layer not corresponding to the first portion is removed, to establish the first conductive trace, with the adhesive layer confined within the boundaries of the first conductive trace. Another conductive trace is secured to the first conductive trace, with a dielectric therebetween, to form a resonant circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Appalucci, Andre Cote, David Lopez Perez, Gary Thomas Mazoki, Anthony Frank Piccoli, Rolando Roques Martinez, Luis Francisco Soler Bonnin, Takeshi Matsumoto, Hideaki Imaichi
  • Patent number: 6832116
    Abstract: A method and system for controlling an electronic utility device is implemented using an electronic reading device. A sensor in the electronic reading device detects portions of an address pattern on a surface that is formatted for use in controlling the electronic utility device. Based on the detected portions, a processor and/or wireless application protocol (WAP) browser, located in the electronic reading device or in a separate electronic device, can identify a position or positions of the electronic reading device relative to the address pattern and translate the identified position(s) into a control message. The control message is transmitted to a WAP server module associated with the electronic utility device, and the WAP server module accesses, controls, or operates the electronic utility device in accordance with the control message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Magnus Tillgren, Magnus Hollström, Patrik Olsson
  • Publication number: 20040206830
    Abstract: A medium for printing, such as a thermal receipt roll for an ATM. The medium has two sides, each side having a plurality of marks positioned to trigger an automatic operation, such as printing, movement, or cutting of the medium when identified by a detector. Preferably, the marks are adapted for optical sensing by a detector located along one side or the other of the roll, and are positioned at regular intervals along the side edges. This allows the roll to be used in business machines having different detector configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2003
    Publication date: October 21, 2004
    Applicant: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Mary Ann Wehr, Victoria L. B. LeBlanc
  • Patent number: 6799718
    Abstract: Development assistance for a program comprising code in more than one language, is provided appropriately for each language in an integrated development environment. The assistance can include syntax highlighting, structure analysis, error reporting, completion assistance and/or context-sensitive help. The language of the subject element of code is determined and the appropriate assistance processes are applied. If the code is in a supplementary language, routines associated with the supplementary language are invoked to provide the assistance. When needed, information from other parts of the program file is provided to determine the appropriate assistance for the element of code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Borland Software Corp.
    Inventors: Ken Chan, Hin Boen, Peter Johnson, Campegius L. Bronkhorst
  • Publication number: 20040159712
    Abstract: A carry-save adder for adding bits of the same weight comprises six inputs (I0, I1, . . . , I5) for receiving six bits of in each case the same weight w, to be added. The adder has an output (S) for a sum bit of weight w and two outputs (C0, C1) for two carry bits of weights 2w and 4w.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2003
    Publication date: August 19, 2004
    Inventors: Joel Hatsch, Winfried Kamp, Siegmar Koppe, Ronald Kunemund, Eva Lackerschmid, Heinz Soldner
  • Patent number: 6619544
    Abstract: A system and method for instantly printing PC postage before establishing a postage meter account. The method includes the steps of a meter vendor obtaining a first meter license from the Post for a first meter; loaning the use of a first meter licensed in the customer's zip code to a customer; requesting a second meter license for the customer; initializing the first meter for use by the customer; and transferring the first meter to the Customer's meter license when the second meter license is received. Alternatively, when the second meter license is received a second meter is assigned to the customer and the first meter is reassigned to the meter vendor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Felix Bator, David B. Chamberlin, James A. Euchner, Thomas J. Foth, Andrei Obrea, David L. Rich, David W Riley
  • Patent number: 6616056
    Abstract: The disclosed method and system enables the acquisition and capture of consumer information at the time of purchase, such that a product's bar code (UPC) label and a consumer's response are concurrently read at the time of purchase, so as to obtain timely consumer information of high integrity. In one embodiment, a method is provided where the consumer may respond individually to inquiries on a plurality of products such that the consumer's responses are captured at the check-out counter at the time of purchase, and a resulting set of information containing responses to a plurality of specific products can be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Thomas Cato
  • Publication number: 20020195499
    Abstract: A method of forming on a flexible backing strip a decorative thermal-transfer film containing graphics defined by images and/or texts and by a progressive identification code (bar code, alphanumeric code, etc.) assigned to each graphic; the method providing for applying on the backing strip a first polymer film, on which the graphics are screen printed, and the respective progressive identification codes are thermographically printed; and a second polymer film is then applied on the first film, so that the graphics and associated identification codes are interposed and packed between the two polymer films to form the decorative film. The polymer films are made of polymer materials compatible with both the screen printing and thermographic printing inks and/or pigments used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2002
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Inventor: Mario Ferro