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Data capturing (acquiring) graphical user interface

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000250195D
Publication Date: 2017-Jun-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 7K

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Abstract

Some mobile computing devices have a trigger mechanism that is highly optimized for scanning or otherwise capturing an image. However, a physical trigger has physical limitations, such as size, position, or angle relative to the imaging field of view. A new way of triggering a scan through a software-based UI trigger on a touch screen is described to address the limitations of a physical scanning trigger.

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Data capturing (acquiring) graphical user interface

Some mobile computing devices have a trigger mechanism that is highly optimized for scanning or

otherwise capturing an image. However, a physical trigger has physical limitations, such as size, position,

or angle relative to the imaging field of view. A new way of triggering a scan through a software-based

UI trigger on a touch screen is described to address the limitations of a physical scanning trigger.

Traditionally, a physical trigger is tied to data capture technologies, (such as barcode scanning via

laser engine, image capture by an imager, or RFID reading by an interrogator.) A software-based UI

trigger is no longer tied to one specific technology. It can be configured automatically (based on context)

or manually (based on settings) to switch between different data capturing technologies. For example, the

mobile computing device could shift from a barcode scanning mode to a mobile dimensioning mode, or to

a RFID reading mode. This method would enable the flexibility and fluidity of data capturing activity

across an entire device OS ecosystem and in different usage contexts.

The size of a software-based UI trigger is limited by the physical size of the touch screen of the

device. This may be significantly larger than a physical scanning trigger for the device. The software-

based scanning trigger can be easier to reach and can adjust the scanning process depending on the

context. The software-based scanning trigger ca...