Peter P Gombrich: Portable handheld terminal. CliniCom Incorporated, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, April 10, 1990: US04916441 (755 worldwide citation)

A handheld pocket terminal (22) having a display screen (40) and a bar code reader (42).

Ross H Freeman: Configurable electrical circuit having configurable logic elements and configurable interconnects. Xilinx, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, September 26, 1989: US04870302 (718 worldwide citation)

A configurable logic array comprises a plurality of configurable logic elements variably interconnected in response to control signals to perform a selected logic function. Each configurable logic element in the array is in itself capable of performing any one of a plurality of logic functions depen ...

Greg E Blonder, Steven Lloyd Greenspan, J Robert Mirville, Binay Sugla: Transaction authorization and alert system. AT&T, Henry T Brendzel, January 13, 1998: US05708422 (541 worldwide citation)

An automated method for alerting a customer that a transaction is being initiated and for authorizing the transaction based on a confirmation/approval by the customer thereto. In accordance with one illustrative embodiment, a request to authorize the transaction is received, wherein the request incl ...

Robert Steven Reis, Vikram Verma, Domingo Antonio Mihovilovic, Peter Scott Bertrand, Richard Kenneth Stevens: Communication system for communicating with tags. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Robert C Klinger, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, November 11, 1997: US05686902 (407 worldwide citation)

A communication system for identifying, locating, tracking and communicating for other purposes with large numbers of tags in a time and energy efficient manner. The tags are associated with items located in a communication region that is interrogated by an interrogator on a one-to-many basis using ...

Gary T Carroll, David G O Neil, Harold R Elgie: Electronic system and method for monitoring abusers for compliance with a protective order. Bodyguard Technologies, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, November 30, 1993: US05266944 (386 worldwide citation)

An electronic monitoring system monitors an abuser for compliance with a protective order. When a violation is detected, the system automatically gathers evidence, independent of any that may be provided by the victim of the abuse, to establish probable cause of such violation. The monitoring system ...

James R Scribner, Thomas G Brown, Anthony Caracciolo Jr: Method of collecting and using data associated with tagged objects. Harness Dickey & Pierce, August 18, 1987: US04688026 (385 worldwide citation)

Tags capable of wirelessly transmitting unique codes when energized by radio frequency (RF) energy are used to identify a variety of different locations and objects. A portable battery-powered unit having digital storage capabilities is designed to be transported to the general location of the tagge ...

Kenneth P Weiss, Sheldon Howard: Personal security system. Security Dynamics Technologies, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, November 1, 1994: US05361062 (364 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are provided for verifying the identity of a system user. Each user has a token which processes an inputted seed to generate a stored value which is either a current seed value or a function thereof. This value is then changed to generate a new current seed in response to each ...

Curt L Carrender, Jeremy A Landt, Donald F Speirs: Integrated electronic tag reader and wireless communication link. Amtech Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, December 15, 1998: US05850187 (359 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for object identification which includes a portable electronic tag reader having a transceiver capable both of reading identification information from electronic tags and transmitting collected information to a base unit for remote analysis. The system of the present invention ...

Hans E P Kohler: Remote control hand apparatus for operating different modules. U S Philips Corporation, Robert T Mayer, Bernard Franzblau, December 8, 1987: US04712105 (356 worldwide citation)

Remote control hand apparatus for operating different modules such as a TV-receiver, teletext decoder, video recorder, VLP player, audio system, audio tuner, compact disc player, audio recorder, etc. This hand apparatus has a plurality of module keys by means of which the user can get access to a sp ...

Ronald W Borgstahl, Jeffrey Martin Harris, Ernest Earl Woodward: Interactive appliance remote controller, system and method. Motorola, Robert D Atkins, Lanny L Parker, June 1, 1999: US05909183 (317 worldwide citation)

In a personal area network, a method for programming an appliance by a controller. The method includes steps of a) determining (358), by the controller (300), that the appliance (324) is included in the personal area network; b) determining (328), by the controller (300), that the appliance (324) is ...