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Intermec Corporation Patents
Assignee:
Intermec Corporation
Address:
Everett, WA
No. of patents:
135
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
D400494 Rechargeable battery November 3, 1998
D398903 Hand-held computer September 29, 1998
D398002 Push-button configuration for a hand-held computer September 8, 1998
D391234 Housing portion for a hand held computer February 24, 1998
D387754 Head portion of a scanner December 16, 1997
D387753 Hilt portion of a scanner December 16, 1997
D387752 Scanner December 16, 1997
D350150 Label printer August 30, 1994
D344936 Bar code wand March 8, 1994
D343170 Handheld laser diode scanner January 11, 1994
D340038 Bar code wedge reader October 5, 1993
D325574 Hand held data collection terminal with integral diode laser scanner April 21, 1992
6212401 Data acquisition using telephone connection April 3, 2001
A hand-held scanner incorporates a cellular telephone module. The scanner communicates with a host which serves as a reading or data distribution device. This permits the use of a cableless scanner for low powered and secure wireless transmission. The scanner is able to take advantage of
6173893 Fast finding algorithm for two-dimensional symbologies January 16, 2001
A plurality of scan lines is used to detect characteristic features of a checkerboard structure or similar pattern structure of symbology within a field of view. The scan lines cross leading edges of the symbology which provides signals to a plurality of processors. The processors detect
6135001 Strip cutter for adhesive-backed media October 24, 2000
This is a cutter assembly for linerless strip media having an uncovered adhesive backing. There is a cutter for transverse movement across the media and a backing bar with at least two cutting edges. The backing bar can be rotated to place one of the cutting edges in contact with the
6068418 Media guiding apparatus for a printer May 30, 2000
A printer has a print station and a guide path extending from a media roll station to the print station. Guide apparatus includes an inner edge guide extending along and defining an inner side edge portion of the path. In one embodiment, lateral tracking of the media through the print st
6039252 Bar code reading system for reconstructing irregularly damaged bar codes March 21, 2000
A bar code reading system capable of reconstructing irregularly damaged bar codes includes an input device such as an omnidirectional or CCD scanner, processors for determining whether the bar code symbol has been damaged, and a decoder. The scanner initially scans the bar code to determ
5946020 Method and apparatus for the maximization of print quality in a multipass thermal printer ribbon August 31, 1999
A method and apparatus for maximizing print quality in a thermal printer uses a ribbon condition monitor to detect the condition of a multipass thermal ribbon. Data related to the condition of the thermal ribbon at each individual pixel is used to determine a custom energization signal
5940107 Method and apparatus for printing on a linerless media using a temporary liner in the print zone August 17, 1999
This is a printer for printing on a printing face of a strip media having adhesive on a back face opposite the printing face. There is a moving surface of a release material which does not bond to the adhesive extending linearly between an entrance and an exit of a print zone to prov
5927876 Media guiding apparatus and method for a printer July 27, 1999
A printer has a print station and a guide path extending from a media roll station to the print station. Guide apparatus includes an inner edge guide extending along and defining an inner side edge portion of the path. In one embodiment, lateral tracking of the media through the print st
5912452 Method and apparatus for reading one-and two-dimensional symbols with a linear detector June 15, 1999
A symbology reader uses a linear detector to image a two-dimensional area by scanning the field of view of the linear detector across an image field. In one embodiment, the reader simultaneously decodes data from the linear detector according to two-dimensional techniques and linear and
5890817 U.P.C./EAN symology font optimization in an on-demand printer April 6, 1999
A method of printing a pre-defined symbology character set as a series of bars separated by spaces in which the bars are formed of horizontal rows of close adjacent dots while preventing ambiguous decoding of similar character pairs in which one character employs wide bars and one charac
5869840 Hand-held, dual-mode barcode scanner with light-activated switch February 9, 1999
A hand-held, dual-mode barcode scanner for two dimensional barcodes. A supplemental switch activatable by the user changes the function being performed by the scanner. In one implementation, the barcode data is used to reprogram the scanner's logic when the supplemental switch is act
5853252 Method and apparatus for U.P.C./EAN symbology ambiguous character compensation by localized ther December 29, 1998
A method and apparatus is disclosed that can be used to print the U.P.C./EAN symbology in a way that does not suffer poor print quality over a range of ink spread conditions by applying appropriately more or less thermal energy to at least one row of dots on the internal edges of the
5844222 Rastering laser scanner with beam location feedback December 1, 1998
A method and apparatus is provided for reading two-dimensional patterns, such as matrix symbols or signatures, using moving beam laser scanners to take advantage of the large depth of field inherent in laser scanners. A pixel generating element and a tracking element together create a
5842070 Adjustable light shutter for hand held electro-optical scanners November 24, 1998
A shutter for use in an electro-optical scanning device having an aperture and a CCD imager is provided. The shutter comprises a light barrier movable between a first position blocking light from passing through the aperture and a second position enabling light to pass through the ap
5841954 Dot printers with width compression capabilities November 24, 1998
A printer for printing font and/or barcode character bars comprised of a plurality of rows in a direction of printing movement perpendicular to the character bars which are in turn comprised of a plurality of close adjacent dots to improve print quality at high printing speeds which
5834760 Method of adjusting depth-of-field in laser scanners by dynamically adjusting laser power November 10, 1998
Methods of controlling the power level of a pulsed laser beam being used to scan barcodes and the like in order to increase the depth-of-field. The pulses may comprise a plurality of pulses above and below a maximum legal power level so that, on average, the power output is below the leg
5831819 Hand-held data collection terminal with a contoured protrusion November 3, 1998
A hand-held computer having a contoured housing with a head, a body, and a neck portion therebetween, the housing having a contoured protrusion positioned on the body portion substantially adjacent the hand-held computer's center of gravity. The contoured protrusion is sized and ergo
5828052 Ergonometric modular hand-held scanner, including an ergonomic handle and hilt October 27, 1998
A hand-held scanner has a head containing scanning components, a hilt position between the head and a handle that is sized and shaped to rest against an upper surface of a users thumb and index finger. An endcap is secured to a free end of the handle that has a circumferentially and
5820280 Printer with variable torque distribution October 13, 1998
A printer includes a variable torque assembly that allows a printer controller to vary torque on supply and take-up reels in response to monitored diameter of the supply or take-up reels. In one embodiment, the variable torque assembly is a torque divider that divides a fixed amount
5818027 Control circuit for a bar code scanner October 6, 1998
A circuit is shown for use with a bar code scanner wherein the scanner includes a laser for producing a beam of light that is scanned across the bar code so that the light reflected from the bar code may be focused upon a sensor which produces an electrical signal representing the bar co
5813305 Strip cutter for adhesive-backed media September 29, 1998
This is a cutter assembly for linerless strip media having an uncovered adhesive backing. There is a cutter mounted for transverse movement across the media and a backing bar with at least two cutting edges. The backing bar can be rotated to place one of the cutting edges in position to
5811781 Bar code symbology capable of encoding 16-bit characters, and method and apparatus for printing September 22, 1998
The new bar code symbology under the present invention directly encodes one symbol character for each human readable character in known 16-bit data character encoding standards, such as Unicode. The symbology employs six bars and six spaces for each symbol, and has a total width of 21 mo
5811777 Method and apparatus for utilizing specular light to image low contrast symbols September 22, 1998
An apparatus and method for imaging low contrast one and two-dimensional symbols are provided. A light source directs light onto a target that includes a low contrast symbol. An imaging element receives light reflected off of the target and creates an image of the target therefrom. A
5811776 Method and apparatus for accurately locating data regions in stored images of symbols September 22, 1998
A method and apparatus locates multiple "bounding boxes" within an image of a symbol located within an image stored by a reader. The symbol preferably has a recognition pattern with an longitudinally extending bar and at least one vertically extending reference bar, such as in the Code O
5803635 Method and apparatus to determine position and sense motion of linerless media September 8, 1998
Linerless media for labels is visibly or invisibly marked along its length with marks or small holes to indicate motion marks and/or position marks related to pre-printed label information. The marks are used to properly position pre-printed label information with respect to a printer
5803624 Methods and apparatus for compensatng step distance in a stepping motor driven label printer September 8, 1998
A label printer having a stepping motor and the ability to dynamically accurately control longitudinal label registration as a function of steps of the stepping motor. The effective length of the steps moving the labels between a known point prior to the printhead and the printhead are
5798513 Method and apparatus for decoding unresolved profiles produced from relief formed symbols August 25, 1998
A method and apparatus for decoding profiles which fail to resolve narrow elements in machine-readable symbols formed as relief patterns, first begins by identifying which elements in the profile are resolved. Second, the distances between the centers of the resolved elements are determi
5798509 Scanner with direct pixel accessing from multiple pixel memory array August 25, 1998
Disclosed is apparatus for scanning a field of view for two-dimensional data and for rapidly processing the data. There is a video device viewing the field of view and producing a two-dimensional matrix of pixel data as an output representing a plurality of pixel positions of the field o
5786583 Method and apparatus for locating and decoding machine-readable symbols July 28, 1998
A method and apparatus for locating and decoding machine-readable symbols is provided. The present invention stores an image of the symbol and locates all Jordan curves having an angular length less than .pi. within the image of the symbol. The present invention finds and selects all
5777310 Problem reduction with low level information integration in bar code decoding July 7, 1998
A bar code imaging system capable of accurately and efficiently reading a printed bar code that is partially damaged, distorted, or erased. The bar code imaging system comprises an imaging element adapted to receive light reflected from a bar code symbol and provide a two-dimensional ima
5777309 Method and apparatus for locating and decoding machine-readable symbols July 7, 1998
A method and apparatus for locating and decoding machine-readable symbols is provided. In a preferred embodiment, an image of the symbol is stored and a sampling path through the stored image is selected. The sampling path represents a reflectance signal profile formed through the symbol
5777308 Resolution gain on width modulated bar codes by use of angled sampling in two dimensions July 7, 1998
A bar code imaging system provides increased resolution for accurately interpreting width modulated bar code symbols. The bar code imaging system comprises an imaging element adapted to receive light reflected from a bar code symbol and provide a two-dimensional image of the bar code sym
5768675 On-demand narrow web electrophotographic printer June 16, 1998
An on-demand narrow web electrophotographic printer and method of printing forms a latent image and a narrow web paper feeding mechanism feeds paper from a roll for closely spaced printouts of tickets or labels, such as adhesive-backed labels, for bar codes, receipts of arbitrary length,
5767889 Bar shaving of the resident fonts in an on-demand barcode printer June 16, 1998
A method and associated apparatus for printing font character bars comprised of a plurality of rows which are in turn comprised of a plurality of close adjacent dots to improve print quality and readability thereof by optical reading apparatus while increasing potential print speeds.
5764798 Prioritized searching methods for finding a coded symbol in a digitized image June 9, 1998
An electro-optical imaging system that utilizes an efficient search algorithm to find a coded symbol within a digitized image is provided. A digitized image of an area of an object having a coded symbol attached or printed thereon is created and stored in an image memory. A search al
5764774 Source data compression and decompression in code symbol printing and decoding June 9, 1998
A coded symbol encoding and decoding system and method provides improved efficiency and security by compressing and/or encrypting data prior to encoding the data into a coded symbol symbology. Prior to encoding the data into the coded symbol symbology, the encoding portion of the system
5747748 Stylus sheath for use with touch-sensitive screens May 5, 1998
A sheath consists of an elongated member with an internal volume designed to securely and removably receive the end of an elongated cylindrical instrument with a suitable radius, such as a pen or pencil. The sheath can be comprised of an elastomeric material which allows the sheath to ex
5746521 Thermal printhead with integrated printhead position sensor May 5, 1998
A thermal printer is provided with an integrated sensor that detects the printhead position without requiring a custom cable assembly or other sensing components. The thermal printer comprises a rotatable platen and a printhead disposed relative to each other to define a print region
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