Browse Prior Art Database

BAR CODE INFORMATION ON AN ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006631D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jan-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Paul L. Pierson: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method to access electronic information quickly and accurately can be. accomplished using standard bar code data formatted on an electronic display such as a Liquid Crystal Display. The information could then be read using any available bar code scanner. This infor- mation can be fured or adaptive. This is applicable to any electronic equipment that utilizes any electronic dis- play with the required resolution.

This text was extracted from a PDF file.
At least one non-text object (such as an image or picture) has been suppressed.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 92% of the total text.

Page 1 of 1

MOTOROLA INC. Technical Developments Volume 16 August 1992

BAR CODE INFORMATION ON AN ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

by Paul L. Pierson

  A method to access electronic information quickly and accurately can be. accomplished using standard bar code data formatted on an electronic display such as a Liquid Crystal Display. The information could then be read using any available bar code scanner. This infor- mation can be fured or adaptive. This is applicable to any electronic equipment that utilizes any electronic dis- play with the required resolution.

  A typical application would enable electronic equip- ment to provide a serial number, power up time, options, manufacturing date, and any other pertinent informa- tion read directly from the liquid crystal display (or equiv- alent) using a bar code scanner which would eliminate the permanent bar code label and any physical connec-

tion for computer hook-up as well as the interface net- work and sofiware that would otherwise be required to access this information.

  A means of implementation would include logic cir- cuitry that would be used to drive the electronic display and a microprocessor to select and route the appropri- ate information that is to be displayed in the bar code format. The driver s&ware can be written so that a series of predesignated entries (keyboard sequence for exam- ple) can be used to display different information. This would also allow a means of having security in the sys- tem since data would not be displ...