|| List of recent Alphanumeric-related patents
|Device, methods, and user interface for providing optimized entry of alphanumeric text|
The present invention includes a device, method, and user interface for providing optimized entry of alphanumeric text. In one form, a method for providing selectable characters within a user interface includes determining an operating mode of a communication device and receiving an input associated with a selected input key.
|System and method for generating an account number automatically|
A system and method for generating an account number are described. In an example embodiment, the creation of a first table and a first field, capable of receiving alphanumeric characters, is disclosed.
Linking, tying, referencing or otherwise utilizing characters, images, alphanumerical values, codes and other metadata to link content, media, information, data and other electronically transmittable matter to an application, program, process or other logically executing construct is contemplated. Such content linking may include but is not necessarily limited to enabling content linking without requiring a server or other entity posting a corresponding link to host the linked-to content..
|System and method for inputting end-user-selected electronic data, for inputting end-user-selected gradation values of said electronic data, and for creating correlation outputs of said inputted gradation values for optimization of systems and processes|
A system and/or method is provided that includes at least one server computer configured to receive user submissions from remote end users including both a) user created topics, each user created topic having user-selected alphanumeric data of a user-selected length, and b) a corresponding user selected valuation associated with each user-created topic, each user-selected valuation having an alphanumeric value from a set of at least three potential values. The server computer being configured to store user submissions along with associated data, including associated time data, and along with end user data, and being configured to determine an average or mean value of the user-selected valuations for corresponding topics, and being configured to create historical reports, graphs or charts depicting variations in the average or means value of the user-selected valuations for corresponding topics over a time period..
|Input method, terminal apparatus applying input method, and computer-readable storage medium storing program performing the same|
An input method usable by a terminal including a touch screen display, identifies first touch input locations on a touch screen. The first touch input locations comprise a predetermined number of concurrent multiple touches.
|Method and apparatus for managing digital files|
A computer-implemented method of associating digital tags with digital files comprises storing a plurality of digital files having embedded therein content data and metadata including tags; receiving, via a user interface device of a client device, a first tag label containing alphanumeric text created and inputted by a user of the client device; modifying, using a controller device, a selected first one of the tags of the metadata in a first of the digital files to include the first tag label; receiving, via the user interface device or another user interface device, an instruction to search for all of the digital files having at least the first tag label; responsive to receiving the instruction, automatically searching for all of the digital files having at least the first tag label; and displaying, on a video display device associated with the client device, a first indication of the first tag label.. .
|System and method for cellular phone no-charge transactions|
A no-charge transaction service method and apparatus for prepaid cellular telephones is provided which utilizes a prepaid cellular telephone in conjunction with a wireless intelligent network coupled to a prepaid cellular service provider. The user enters a short code to indicate a top-up request or other transaction request along with payment information into the prepaid cellular telephone using the alphanumeric keypad.
|System and method for sharing event information using icons|
Thus, in one embodiment an apparatus includes at least one processor, at least one display controlled by the processor, and at least one wireless transceiver communicating with the processor. The processor is configured to transmit a message accessible to at least one recipient that includes data representing at least one non-alphanumeric who icon representing a person, at least one non-alphanumeric what icon representing an event and/or activity, and at least one non-alphanumeric when icon representing a time associated with the event and/or activity.
|System and method for sharing event information using icons|
An apparatus includes at least one processor, at least one display controlled by the processor, and at least one wireless transceiver communicating with the processor. The processor is configured to send, to at least one recipient, a message including data representing at least one non-alphanumeric who icon representing a person.
|Mobile-enabled systems and processes for intelligent research platform|
Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to implementing image-based retrieval of a cited reference in a written work. A unique alphanumeric identifier extracted from an image taken of a portion of a written work can be programmatically compared to stored identifiers in an authority database in response to a request received from a portable computing device.
|Rating e-commerce transactions|
Methods of the present invention allow for rating ecommerce transactions. An exemplary method for rating an ecommerce transaction may comprise the steps of identifying a plurality of data indicating the trustworthiness of a hosting provider, a merchant, and/or a customer, collecting the data, and generating a transaction trust rating for an ecommerce transaction, with the transaction trust rating being based upon the collected data.
|Tangible alphanumeric interaction on multi-touch digital display|
A method and system of using a tangible object with a with screen display device to enhance a user's experience while operating the touch screen display device. The tangible object may be placed oaths touch screen display device by the user and the unique attributes may be detected by the touch screen display device's built-in detection/sensing capabilities and processed as an input to a program or app.
An importable electronic template and methods of creating and utilizing the importable template. The template includes an alphanumeric field created by a template creation entity and a response field created by the template creation entity.
|Abbreviated keyboards for mobile password entry|
A computer implemented method is provided for receiving a password from a mobile device. A login initiation is received from a touch screen enabled mobile device to a password-protected service.
|Lcd tft sign for on-board use in public transportation|
An lcd destination sign is provided that provides a high resolution image and operates in at least two modes. One mode is a destination message mode that is used when a destination message (i.e., a route number and/or destination name in substantially static alphanumeric or symbols) is to be displayed on the destination sign.
|Climate control panel with non-planar display|
A control is provided that includes a current altering device for control of peripheral devices and a display having a first segment, second segment and third segment and the first and second segments are not located in the same plane. The display includes at least one touch sensitive segment to operate a peripheral control function.
|System and method for finding desired results by incremental search using an ambiguous keypad with the input containing orthographic and/or typographic errors|
A system for finding and presenting content items in response to keystrokes entered by a user on an input device having a known layout of overloaded keys selected from a set of key layouts. The system includes a database containing content items and terms characterizing the content items; input logic for receiving keystrokes from the user and building a string corresponding to incremental entries by the user, each item in the string having the set of alphanumeric symbols associated with a corresponding keystroke; mapping logic to map the string to the database to find the most likely content items corresponding to the incremental entries, the mapping logic operating in accordance with a defined error model corresponding to the known layout of overloaded keys; and presentation logic for ordering the most likely content items identified by the mapping logic and for presenting the most likely content items..
The present invention relates to a security bolt understand a threaded bolt screw body (2) topped by an intermediate part (4) and a bolt head (3), joined together by weakened connections links (5, 6), the weakened connection (5) between the intermediate part and the bolt head torque being less resistant to torque than the weakened connection (6) between the intermediate part (4) and threaded body (2). A cap (8) covers the bolt head (3), the intermediate part (4) and the two weakened connections (5, 6), and is engaged in its lower region with a ring (7) positioned below the intermediate part, around the threaded body (2).
A remote control including a base defined an opening is provide. The base includes a circuit board, an infrared emitted tube, a transparent touch screen panel locating corresponding to the opening; a light guide plate adhered to the touch screen panel; a plurality of leds fixed to one end of the light guide plate; and alphanumeric characters of keys set between the light guide plate and the touch screen panel..
An automated document processing machine may comprise an electro-mechanical transport subsystem configured to convey a document through the machine, and a camera arranged adjacent the transport and configured to capture an image of a front side of the document. A fingerprinting software component may be configured for processing the captured image of the document to create a unique digital fingerprint of the document based on the front side image, and a software interface may be configured for storing the digital fingerprint in a database of document identifiers in association with a unique alphanumeric identifier so that the document may be subsequently identified in a second processing machine that has access to the database.
|Password input system and method for inputting password|
A password input system and a method inputting a password are provided. The password input system includes a signal receiving unit, a processing unit and a storage device.
An optical keyboard includes a key assembly for alphanumeric data input; a keyboard housing being an integrally formed rectangular block for surrounding the key assembly, the keyboard housing including a left frame member, a right frame member, a rear frame member, and a front frame member; and at least one actuation sensing module disposed on a periphery of the keyboard housing, each of the at least one actuation sensing module including a light emitting member for emitting light directed to a predetermined space above the key assembly within the keyboard housing to create a sensing zone, and a photo sensor for sensing light emitted from the light emitting member.. .
|Filtering user actions based on user's mood|
Technologies are provided for filtering user's actions based on user's mood. User's actions may include online actions.
|Memory tag hybrid multidimensional bar-text code with social media platform|
An apparatus and method for cloud-based storage, retrieval and sharing of files tagged with scannable tags and alphanumeric coding is provided. This application and method includes: either scanning a scannable tag by mobile device or inputting a code into a computer; decoding of the scannable tag or text provided, by installed application; accessing, by a cloud based storage system which hosts the associated or tagged file; and retrieving the file associated with the scannable tag or alphanumeric code.
|Method and system for automated intellegent advertising on wearable devices|
A method and system for automated intelligent advertising on wearable devices. The wearable devices includes digital eyewear, clothing, jewelry, watches, etc.
|Consumer preference aggregation via an item information system|
An item information system implements a method that receives coded content at a server submitted by a plurality of users. The coded content corresponds to items of interest to the plurality of users.
|Interactive voice response system|
An interactive voice response system, comprising: a processor configured to control the output of voice prompts for transmission to a user; an alphanumeric string generator controllable by the processor to generate a random or pseudo-random alphanumeric string for outputting by the processor to a user in natural language form; an input module for receiving a user response and configured to recognize alphanumeric characters in the user response and to output a recognized string of one or more alphanumeric characters recognized in the user response; and a validation module. The validation module is configured to receive the generated alphanumeric string from the alphanumeric string generator and the recognized string corresponding to the generated alphanumeric string from the input module, to compare the generated alphanumeric string with the recognized string, to determine whether the recognized string matches the generated alphanumeric string, and to output validation data in response to determining that the recognized string matches the generated alphanumeric string..
|Device and method for animal identification|
Methods and device for marking animals are disclosed. An ear tag configurable for attachment to a rodent ear, e.g., a mouse ear, is presented, wherein the ear tag includes a color-coded image, an alphanumeric character string, a bar code and/or a visual signage.
|System and method for display device access management|
A system and method for display device access management. An alphanumeric key is generated and displayed on a display device.
|Methods for biometric registration and verification, and related systems and devices|
The invention relates to a registration method for future biometric verification purposes, including the following steps for one person (i): obtaining first biometric data (4) and second biometric data (5) relating to said person; obtaining alphanumerical data (a) including at least one identifier relating to said person; storing, in a first biometric database (1), the thus-obtained first biometric data in association with a decryption key (6); storing, in a correspondence table (t), first information from the thus-obtained second biometric data and alphanumerical data in correspondence with an index (j); storing, in a second database (2), second information from the thus-obtained second biometric data and alphanumerical data in association with a version (j) of said index that is encrypted with an encryption key corresponding to said decryption key, said second information being different from the first information.. .
|Method of fusing multiple information sources in image-based gesture recognition system|
A method of interpreting input from a user includes providing a surface within reach of a hand of the user. A plurality of locations on the surface that are touched by the user are sensed.
|Display module of a timepiece|
The invention concerns a timepiece display module intended to display a series of alphanumerical characters and/or pictures at different moments. The display module includes a platform (3) arranged to be actuated in rotation about an axis and several wheel sets (5) arranged on the platform (3) so that each wheel set (5) turns on itself while orbiting about the axis of rotation of said platform (3) when the latter is actuated in rotation.
|Lettered balls for use in word games|
A word game has a plurality of tennis balls bearing alpha-numeric characters, spaced apart uniformly on the spherical surface of the tennis balls, a support structure having a thickness, parallel upper and lower surfaces, and an arrangement of indentions configured to support individual tennis balls in a manner to primarily display one alphanumeric character on each ball placed, a mechanism enabling selection of one or more categories for words in a specific game, and a rule set for the specific game, in which athletic activities with the tennis balls may be a part of the rules, wherein the athletic activities may server to acquire balls by players or teams, or to define specific used of balls and characters on the balls in the game.. .
|Security system and methods for portable devices|
A portable communications or computing device includes one or more sensors for detecting motion in the x, y, and z axes, and/or pitch, yaw, and roll, and/or magnetic direction, and includes hardware and software programmed to allow a user to use one or more motions of the portable device as a security feature such that such motions are needed in order to gain access to the functionality of the device or data stored in memory of the device. A display provides prompts allowing the user to choose to include one or motions of the device as security, and allows the user to include such one or more motions of the device alone or in combination with one or more alphanumeric characters as a password to restrict access to the functionality of the device and/or data stored in memory on the device.
|System and method for improved consumption models for analytics|
Described herein are systems and methods for generating user interfaces that include a meta-chart framework for organizing and analyzing multi-dimensional hierarchical data in an efficient and intuitive graphical user interface with which a user can explore and consume prepared analytical elements. The predetermined structure of such user interfaces can include customizable and scalable graphical and/or alphanumeric analytic elements with contextual controls that can guide a user on a preconfigured analytical path, or “drill-down path,” to better explore and understand the multidimensional data.
|System and method for improved consumption models for summary analytics|
Systems and methods for retrieving, analyzing, and displaying summary analytics within a structured user interface framework are disclosed. The structured user interface can include an analysis digests section that includes and organizes individual discrete summary analytics in the form of analysis digests.
Coding and decoding words formed of alphanumeric characters, in which a listing of symbols are provided, each symbol being associated with a different alphanumeric character, converted and transmitted to another who has the listing of symbols, (the symbols may be different colors icons, or sounds), each associated with a different alphanumeric character.. .
|System and method for electronic text communication|
A system and method for electronic text communication in an environment in which sms (short messaging service) messages, mms (multimedia messaging service) messages and/or other messages are delivered with a non-actionable reply-to field. Illustratively, a regulation may require the field to be alphabetic or alphanumeric, thereby preventing it from simply being a telephone number to which a response can be transmitted.
|Communication system and information processing device|
A communication system with a plurality of information processing terminals and an information processing device communicating with the information processing terminals includes a positional information obtaining unit configured to obtain positional information about the information processing terminals; a converting unit configured to convert the positional information obtained by the positional information obtaining unit into alphanumeric information representing a name of a location which corresponds to the positional information; a transmitting unit configured to, when responding to a request from a first information processing terminal of the information processing terminals, transmit to the first information processing terminal the alphanumeric information obtained in conversion by the converting unit from a second information processing terminal of the information processing terminals; and the location with the alphanumeric information transmitted by the transmitting unit.. .
|Augmented reality messaging system and method based on multi-factor recognition|
Enables creating, displaying, and managing augmented reality (ar) messages linked to objects that display or contain identifiable information such as codes, including card products/prepaid card products, etc. Applies multi-factor recognition technology to process an object/card having a unique code.
|System and method for quickly obtaining medical information|
A medical bracelet, wrist-band device, watch, piece of jewelry, or any other worn item contains a or code for fast scanning by emergency first responders, er teams or any other medical personnel. Scanning the qr code with a handheld device like a smartphone results in immediate retrieval of pertinent medical information either directly from the qr code, or from a dedicated website.
|Multiple form enumerated attributes|
Various exemplary embodiments relate to a method and related network node including one or more of the following: receiving, via a user interface of the dra, a request to define a rule; retrieving metadata associated with a context object; determining that a component specified by the metadata is an enumerated type component; presenting, via the user interface, a first displayed component for the enumerated type component, wherein the first displayed component is associated with a numeric value; presenting, via the user interface, a second displayed component for the enumerated type component, wherein the second displayed component is associated with an alphanumeric value; and receiving, via the user interface, a rule definition, wherein receiving the rule definition comprises receiving a selection of at least one of the first displayed component and the second displayed component.. .
|Identifier and method of encoding information|
A two-dimensional code that includes a bar code readable by a scanning operation is provided. The two-dimensional code has an associated alphanumeric representation, and the bar code and the alphanumeric representation represent the same first information.
|Method for producing dynamic data structures for authentication and/or password identification|
A method for generating a changing authentication input or password for a user is provided for accessing a computing device such as a smartphone or computer. Using objects displayed in sequential positions on a graphic display, and input strings of text or alphanumeric characters the user has related to each object, a password can be generated by placing the input strings in an order the same as the sequence.
|Arrangement and method for anonymous user profiling and targeted content provision|
An electronic arrangement, optionally including at least one network server, including a media profile entity configured to store and maintain at least one user-adjustable personal media profile for a user capable of accessing a network, optionally the web, and related sites, services and/or applications via a number of terminal devices, wherein the personal media profile describes the user's interests preferably excluding identifiable information, optionally at least name and/or e-mail, and wherein the interests are represented on a number of levels including interest categories, such as automotive or travel categories, and further wherein the interests are at least partially determined based on monitoring the user behavior relative to the network, optionally the web, an authentication entity configured to associate a terminal utilized by the user with the media profile of the user based on profile-identifying data provided to/by the terminal, such as a numeric or alphanumeric, optionally encrypted, code.. .
|Novel computing system|
A computing system including a processor, display, pointing device and memory; wherein the memory includes a text file, a graphics file corresponding to said text file and executable instructions to perform at least these actions (i) identify a selection of an alphanumeric identifier within a displayed text file, and then (ii) identify the appearance of the identifier in a corresponding graphics file, and then (iii) display a page of the graphics file comprising the appearance of the identifier.. .
|Word-based lock and key|
A method and system to enable the easy identification of a key which corresponds to a particular lock is disclosed. The key and lock of a mating key-based lock assembly, from a production of like assemblies having a finite number of mating key/lock configurations, are marked with the same indicia selected from a set of indicia comprised of words, alphanumeric characters, symbols, colors and shapes, or combinations thereof, which set of indicia is larger than the number of unique key/lock configurations in the production of like key and lock assemblies..
|Method for entering a password and computer program (therefor)|
A method is provided for entering a password. The method includes: providing a display means which is coupled to a data processing means; displaying a timepiece with a first representation of a timepiece element on the display means, detecting a user input; and assigning an alphanumeric character of the password to the user input and the first representation of the timepiece element or a further representation of the timepiece element.
|Vehicle driver evaluation techniques|
A computing device includes a user interface, a network interface configured to receive vehicle data, driver information, and driver communications, a memory configured to store the vehicle data, the driver information, and the driver communications, and a processor configured to process the vehicle data, the driver information, and the driver communications into an electronic driver scorecard according to specified safety and efficiency criteria. The electronic driver scorecard comprises one or more alphanumerical ratings according to a selection of drivers as input by a user into the user interface..
|Configurable payment tokens|
Methods and systems are disclosed for the generation and use of merchant-customizable token formats that define tokens that represent credit card and other payment numbers in online transactions. The tokens, which are used instead of the card numbers themselves for security, can be specified by the token format to have a certain number of characters, have certain fields reserved for major card identifiers, use encryption and/or randomization, be alphanumeric, and have other formatting.
|Wi-fi router with integrated touch-screen and enhanced security features|
A wi-fi router with an integrated configuration touch-screen, and method to use this integrated touch screen to provide enhanced security features. The wi-fi router, which has a wired or optical network interface, may be factory pre-configured with hard to anticipate passwords and encryption codes, thus making even its default wi-fi settings difficult to attack.
|Portable message panel system|
A portable message panel system is provided, comprising at least one message panel, wherein each panel includes a coilable frame member having a folded and an unfolded orientation. A fabric material covers selected portions of the frame member to form the panel, the fabric material held taut within the frame member when assuming the unfolded orientation of the frame member, so that the fabric material extends in a flat planar configuration when the frame member is in its unfolded orientation.
|Microscope slide for specimen tracking and verification, and method of making same|
A microscope slide article that is processable for color-contrasting marking thereof. The article includes a microscope slide with a main surface including an end surface portion, to which contrast coating material is applied.
|Region of interest of an image|
A device to detect a user accessing a region of interest of an image, access pixels of the region of interest to identify alphanumeric characters within the region of interest, and store the alphanumeric characters and a location of the alphanumeric characters within metadata of the image.. .
|Static segment roulette wheel|
Wherein, a wheel supporting the set of pockets spins independently of the set of alphanumerics.. .
|Composite magnetic tag|
A tripartite composite magnetic tag comprises a central plate, containing a magnetic material, sandwiched between two magnetic outer panels, which bear graphic and/or alphanumeric indicia. The composite magnetic tag is attachable by one or more connective means to various personal items through one or more composite apertures.
|More secure image-based "captcha" technique|
A more secure captcha makes use of a distorted alphanumeric character string or strings that include one or more glyphs, pictures or symbols foreign to a target audience. Adding at least one of a glyph, picture or symbol makes recognition of the distorted string trivial since humans who would know which of the character set to expect, but a very difficult decision for a computer already struggling to decide where a character begins and ends, let alone identifying the character as being valid..
|Methods and systems for asymmetric exchange of content|
The invention discloses systems and methods for managing contact information with simple alphanumeric codes. The alphanumeric code can be used to distribute a library of relevant content, e.g., contact information, and to easily update the information when the content changes.
|Patient communication method and system|
A healthcare communication system can include a patient terminal having a keyboard unit with message keys for transmitting different ones of one or more programmed messages, and alphanumeric keys for composing messages. The patient terminal can be communicatively linked to a patient terminal display for presenting the programmed messages and composed messages.
|Visual confirmation of voice recognized text input|
A computing device receives an audio input from a user. The computing device determines a series of words from the audio input.
|Hvac controls or controllers including alphanumeric displays and push buttons|
Exemplary embodiments are disclosed of a control for an hvac system. The control has an alphanumeric display, a plurality of two position switches (e.g., push buttons, etc.), and a processor.
|Zero configuration communications between a sandboxed program and a networked service|
A method, apparatus and system related to zero configuration communication between a sandboxed program and a networked service are disclosed. In one aspect a system includes a networked device configured to announce a networked service to a discovery service, and/or perform the discovery service for a private network; and/or a client device configured to execute a sandboxed program in a security sandbox.
|System, method, and graphical user interface for entering text with a physical or virtual game controller|
A system, method, and graphical user interface for entering text using a game controller. The game controller can be physical or virtual.
|Dynamically changing a character associated with a key of a keyboard|
A software keyboard is provided with a dedicated key (dynamic character key) for inputting a character, where the character associated with the key is determined based upon a context and may dynamically change according to the context. For example, a first character may be dynamically determined and associated with the dedicated key for a first context and a second character, possibly different from the first character, may be selected and associated with the dedicated key for a different context.
|Payment and account management system using pictooverlay technology|
A software application program on a computer platform uses pictooverlay technology to provide a completely unique and secure method of performing purchase transactions, accessing secure locations, or accessing email, websites, or downloading of min-apps or other software applications without entering, storing or transmitting personal identification information, or having a username and password to login. The uniquely developed pictoidentity may associate an alphanumeric sequence with a series of static images and with a portion of one image from multiple layered dynamically presented images to for example access a financial account, perform financial transactions, login to a computer software program, access an email account, activate a mobile device, or enter a secure location..
|Systems, methods, and devices for electronic communication|
A system for communicating over a communication network(s) is disclosed. The system includes software operated on a user device in the communication network(s), and is adapted to store, receive, display, and send or submit alphanumeric data and user-driven non-alphanumeric content.
|Laser marking using scalable fonts|
A system directs a laser beam to mark a material with an alphanumeric code. Character and quality information corresponding to a mark to apply to the material with the laser beam can be received, a font definition that specifies character segments can be obtained, a set of multiple spaced locations can be generated from the character segments in accordance with the character and quality information, and the material can be marked with the laser beam by directing the laser beam to dwell at the locations and move between the locations without deactivating the laser beam..
|Oversize paper sheet|
An oversize sheet of paper has a rectangular main portion, a first edge portion or strip and a second edge portion or strip. The main portion is of standard dimensions and has two parallel long edges and two parallel short edges.
|System and method for providing audio-visual content|
A system and method for providing access to audio-visual (av) content, such as music or video clips, is described that includes providing an openly accessible code on an item or packaging associated with the item, and a second (limited-access) code associated with the same item or packaging. The first code and the second code can be a quick-response code or other scannable code, or a string of alphanumeric characters.
|Security method and apparatus having digital and analog components|
A method and apparatus for creating and implementing a security protocol. The security protocol preferably includes a dichotomous, or two-part, code.
|User interface control using a keyboard|
User interface control using a keyboard is described. In an embodiment, a user interface displayed on a display device is controlled using a computer connected to a keyboard.
|Collaborative product taxonomy instantiation|
A method forms a collaborative product taxonomy instantiation by starting with or defining a base taxonomy instantiation and collaborating between trading parties to negotiate a collaborative product taxonomy instantiation. The taxonomy instantiation comprises a set of characteristics and values of a desired product.
|Parking meter comprising means for transmitting a user's personal message, and urban parking zone comprising said parking meters|
This on-street parking meter (12) capable of issuing a payment ticket includes communication elements (24) using a communication protocol with a computer server (25), elements (16) for entering alphanumeric characters, elements (14) for displaying the characters entered by the user (30), elements (36) for generating a parking message and elements (44) for transmitting the message to the computer server. The parking meter (12) further includes elements (38) for creating a user's (30) personal message from the characters entered by the user, elements (40) for discriminating the end destination of the message to be transmitted, the end destination of the user's (30) personal message being another user's (48) electronic device and the end destination of the parking message being a parking data management unit (50), and elements (42) for triggering, at the user's request, the transmission of the personal message to the computer server..