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System and method for deploying handheld devices to secure an area

System and method for deploying handheld devices to secure an area

Hand held bar code readers or mobile computers with cloud computing services

Hand held bar code readers or mobile computers with cloud computing services

Hand held bar code readers or mobile computers with cloud computing services

System and method for using an ordinary article of commerce to access a remote computer

Date/App# patent app List of recent Bar Code-related patents
12/18/14
20140367466
 Checkout kiosk patent thumbnailnew patent Checkout kiosk
A checkout kiosk employing a transparent touch-screen surface is provided herein. More particularly, the checkout kiosk comprises a transparent, force-sensing layer on top of a bar code reader or imaging camera.
12/11/14
20140361869
 System and method for deploying handheld devices to secure an area patent thumbnailSystem and method for deploying handheld devices to secure an area
A handheld security system includes a set of handheld devices positioned at a group of access points to a secure area. The handheld device includes a set of input/output devices including a text and graphics display, a camera, a local security database and a set of security devices including an rfid reader, a bar code reader, a magnetic stripe card reader and a biometric scanner.
12/11/14
20140361073
 Hand held bar code readers or mobile computers with cloud computing services patent thumbnailHand held bar code readers or mobile computers with cloud computing services
A data decoding system that includes a server-side proxy component and at least two back-end computers, where the server-side proxy component is configured, when it receives an encoding request from a client, to select a back-end computer to forward the encoding request to, based on either a pre-defined rule, load estimates for the at least two computers, estimated network throughputs across network paths to the two computers. In response to receiving this request, the back-end computer that is selected is configured to encode the request..
12/11/14
20140361071
 System and method for using an ordinary article of commerce to access a remote computer patent thumbnailSystem and method for using an ordinary article of commerce to access a remote computer
A system and method for using identification codes found on ordinary articles of commerce to access remote computers on a network. In accordance with one embodiment of the invention, a computer is provided having a database that relates uniform product code (“upc”) numbers to internet network addresses (or “urls”).
12/04/14
20140358683
 Method of generating revenue from promoters utilizing wireless technology patent thumbnailMethod of generating revenue from promoters utilizing wireless technology
A method of generating revenue from promoters utilizing wireless technology includes: a wireless communications devices app that permits reading a unique printed bar code that is sent to a host device. The host device software matches the code to a unique video, which is sent back to the wireless communications device for instant playing.
12/04/14
20140353376
 Method and device for detecting and determining the presence of objects in storage locations by means of a bar code reading device patent thumbnailMethod and device for detecting and determining the presence of objects in storage locations by means of a bar code reading device
A method for detecting and determining a presence of at least one object in at least one storage location without a special reflection surface includes providing a bar code reading device which is connected to a control unit configured to manage an allocation of the at least one object to the at least one storage location. The bar code reader is used in an attempt to detect a bar code in the at least one storage location.
12/04/14
20140353373
 Apparatus for displaying bar codes from light emitting display surfaces patent thumbnailApparatus for displaying bar codes from light emitting display surfaces
Disclosed is a method of and apparatus for managing and redeeming bar-coded coupons that are displayed from a light emitting display surface of an information storage and display device, such as a cell-phone, a smart-phone, or a data communication device. The linear (1d) bar code symbols, associated with bar-coded store coupons, are displayed on the light emitting display surface using in a pulse code modulation (pcm) format, wherein a substantial portion of the pixels on the light emitting display surface are energized and de-energized to emit red-wavelengths of light energy, at a rate which temporally corresponds to the spatial frequency of the bars and spaces of the linear bar code symbol, so that a laser scanning bar code symbol reading device is capable of reading the pcm formatted bar code symbol displayed from the light emitting display surface..
11/27/14
20140346233
 Imaging based barcode scanner engine with multiple elements supported on a common printed circuit board patent thumbnailImaging based barcode scanner engine with multiple elements supported on a common printed circuit board
An apparatus for use in decoding a bar code symbol may include an image sensor integrated circuit having a plurality of pixels, timing and control circuitry for controlling an image sensor, gain circuitry for controlling gain, and analog to digital conversion circuitry for conversion of an analog signal to a digital signal. The apparatus may also include a printed circuit board for receiving the image sensor integrated circuit.
11/27/14
20140346225
 Platform for modeling and embedding business scenarios in bar codes patent thumbnailPlatform for modeling and embedding business scenarios in bar codes
According to some embodiments, a business bar code application may execute at a mobile user device associated with a user. The user may initiate a capture of an image of a bar code, and responsive to said capturing, information about the user may be automatically fetched.
11/20/14
20140343747
 Smart heater system patent thumbnailSmart heater system
A smart heating system is described that generally comprises at least one heater element, optionally, at least one temperature sensor, a set of predetermined or predictable performance information used to control the heating system; and, optionally, an electronic conditioning module (ecu) capable of storing and processing the performance information. The performance information may be stored as written text, a bar code, a data matrix, or a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag.
11/20/14
20140342820
Automatically generated display code for wagering game machine configuration
Systems, methods and machine-readable media operate on configuration data for wagering game machines. A wagering game machine configuration or meter data on a wagering game machine is modified.
11/13/14
20140337220
Systems, methods, and computer program products for the receipt of transaction offers
In general terms, embodiments of the present invention relate to apparatuses, methods, and computer program products for receiving transaction offers. For example, in some embodiments, a method is provided that includes (a) receiving information associated with a transaction; (b) storing, in a memory device, the information associated with a transaction; (c) receiving authentication information from a user to authenticate the user to enter into the transaction; and (d) enabling the user to enter into the transaction by using at least one of a magnetic swipe card writer, bar code display, or fingerprint reader..
11/13/14
20140337117
Store solutions
Disclosed are systems and methods that time correlate input at a point of entry of consumer data of least two identifications for products, prescriptions, vouchers, or codes, uses positive correlation determinations for triggering output of predetermined information. The time correlation of identifications may be used to build a time correlation database, and thereafter use that database for targeted communications.
11/13/14
20140333418
Terminal for line-of-sight rfid tag reading
There is provided a terminal for use in determining which of one or more candidate rfid tags having unique data stored thereon is a target rfid tag within an area of the terminal. The terminal can comprise program instructions to direct an rfid reading device of the terminal to perform a number of reads of the one or more candidate rfid tags in response to determining that an object is present in the area, to calculate an accumulated rssi of each of the one or more candidate rfid tags, and to determine the target rfid tag from a highest accumulated rssi.
11/06/14
20140326518
Method of and system for detecting object weighing interferences
A pos-based checkout/scale system having (i) a bar code symbol reading subsystem for reading bar code symbols on products being purchased at a retail pos station, and (ii) a produce weigh scale having a weigh scale assembly for weighing one or more produce items on a weigh platter during produce weighing operations carried out at the time of checkout at said retail pos station. The system also includes an automatic produce weighing interference detection subsystem, supporting an ir-based light curtain about the weigh platter, automatically detects when any object is overhanging the weigh platter during produce weighing operations, and generates an alert signal when such conditions are automatically detected..
10/30/14
20140324724
Reducing payload size of machine-readable data blocks in shipment preparation packing lists
Example embodiments provide a shipment preparation system (“sps”), which facilitates the preparation of shipments, such as by producing shipping labels. In one embodiment, the sps is configured to receive shipment preparation information from a bar code or other machine-readable data block in a packing list.
10/23/14
20140317761
Securing shipment information accessed based on data encoded in machine-readable data blocks
Example embodiments provide a shipment preparation system (“sps”), which facilitates the preparation of shipments, such as by producing shipping labels. In one embodiment, the sps is configured to receive shipment preparation information from a bar code or other machine-readable data block in a packing list.
10/23/14
20140317005
Methods, devices and systems for secure transport of materials
Methods, devices, and systems for the secure transport of material are provided. A transported material may be a biological material, such as a biological sample.
10/23/14
20140316797
Methods and system for evaluating medication regimen using risk assessment and reconciliation
Computer-based and network-based methods and system that provide for evaluating medication regimen using medication-related risk assessment in an automated medication reconciliation process can comprise, without limitation, collecting comprehensive information with respect to a patient that can fill in gaps typical of claims, ehr, or hie-based data sets, based on curated clinician review and annotation or tagging of data. Various embodiments introduce flexible use of a variety of accurate and efficient methods for capturing and characterizing medications in point-of-care settings, including structured interviews, bar code scanning, and image recognition.
10/23/14
20140312113
Method, apparatus and system for obtaining location information
A method for obtaining location information is provided. The method includes obtaining street-view image information corresponding to location information and storing correspondingly the street-view image information and the corresponding location information.
10/16/14
20140310167
Bar coded bill payment system and method
A financial transaction involving a bar coded invoice and validating the bar code to limit carrying out of the financial transaction to a first type of financial transaction, where the bar code has discrete encoded data fields organized into validation levels, including an outer level and an inner levels, the encoded data fields include a field designator, a check digit value and/or a data string, the data string includes either an inner validation level and/or payment information, the payment information includes the identity of the payee and the payer, where the encoded data fields are established pursuant to a decoding method, a validation method and a processing method, where decoding includes decoding the bar code to yield a series of data values, validation includes determining whether the bar code corresponds to a first type of financial transaction, and processing includes processing the financial transaction to pay the third party payee.. .
10/16/14
20140309006
Card game system and a method of a table game
The set of shuffled decks of playing cards 1s has a different card arrangement orders due to shuffling, and thus, each set is unique. Therefore, in order to identify each set, an id code is used in the form of a bar code 5 or a qr (quick response) code.
10/16/14
20140306013
Portable bar-code scanner
A portable scanning apparatus is disclosed, which may include a bar code scanner module incorporated within a housing; a portable computer memory assembled to the bar code scanner and incorporated within said housing, wherein the computer memory is operable to receive and store data obtained by the bar code scanner, and wherein the assembly of the bar code scanner and the portable computer memory within said housing forms a compact and portable package.. .
10/16/14
20140306005
Method for data transport and recovery of dependent creatures
A method for reuniting lost dependent creatures with a guardian, or, alternatively, to store and transport information pertaining to a dependent creature, where the dependent creature is equipped with a unique identification tag bearing a two-dimensional bar code scannable using smartphones and other equipment typically carried by many individuals and a scan of the unique identification tag provides information to the scanning individual about the dependent creature and substantially simultaneously provides information about at least the location of the scanning device to the guardian.. .
10/16/14
20140304995
Surveying system
The invention provides a surveying system, which comprises an electronic level and staff devices belonging to either one of two or more groups, wherein the staff device has staffs with bar codes corresponding to groups, to which a staff belongs, and mobile station devices installed on the staffs, wherein the mobile station device has a mobile station display unit to display working data and a mobile station communication unit for performing wireless communication to and from the electronic level, wherein the electronic level has an image pickup unit for acquiring images within a range of working, a control device for extracting staff images from the images, for identifying as to which group the bar code pattern of the extracted staff image belongs and for determining three-dimensional position of the staff based on the staff image, and a main communication unit for transmitting the three-dimensional position obtained to the mobile station device, and wherein the mobile station device displays the relation between the three-dimensional position of the staff as received and the working data on the mobile station display unit.. .
10/09/14
20140303991
Personal device-enabled lifestyle, commerce and exchange tracking system
In one embodiment, a system and method include receiving user information data from a personal electronic device. The user information data includes information about a user using the personal electronic device.
10/09/14
20140303772
Sheets processing apparatus and sheets processing method
A sheet processing apparatus including a table to be loaded a first and a second banknote group partitioned by a header card recording the bar code number in the piling direction of the banknotes, a take-in portion to take in the banknotes of the first and second banknote groups loaded on the table and the header card, a discrimination portion to count the banknotes taken in by the take-in portion and discriminate the type hereof, a plurality of stackers to sort and stack the banknotes discriminated by the discrimination portion on the basis of the type thereof, and a sensor to detect the header card taken in by the take-in portion. The sheet processing apparatus additionally includes a controller to control so as to stop the taking-in of the second banknote group on the basis of detection of the header card by the sensor and after a lapse of a predetermined time, to start the taking-in of the second banknote group..
10/09/14
20140299665
Reading apparatus having partial frame operating mode
A method is disclosed for decoding a decodable symbol using an optical reader having a 2d image sensor that is configured to operate in a partial frame capture operating mode. In a partial frame operating mode, the reader clocks out and captures at least one partial frame of image data having image data corresponding to less than all of the pixels of an image sensor pixel array.
10/02/14
20140296755
Patient support with dynamic bar code generator
A care system including a medical device, a mobile computing device, and a information system. The medical device configured to generate data graphics to transfer information from the medical device to the mobile computing device..
10/02/14
20140290493
Single serving brewing material adapter with readable label
An adapter for single serving cartridges includes a coffee maker readable identification feature. The identification feature may be visual (for example any feature which may be read or a bar code), a readable magnetic strip, a radio frequency identification (rfid), or any feature able to contain information and provide that information to a reader.
10/02/14
20140290392
Automatic analyzer using a sample container having an information recording member
A sample is contained in a sample container and a physical relationship between the sample and a sample id thereof is established. However, after the sample id is read by a bar code reader and the sample is transferred to an analysis-dedicated small sample container, the sample id and the sample are separated from each other.
09/25/14
20140288688
System and method for manufacturing window frames
An array of boxes in one or more carts is closely associated with addresses in a database of a computer. This computer-box association is used to keep track of the sequence, placement and presentation of each window frame element to each workstation.
09/25/14
20140283988
Method and apparatus for superposed application of shipping labels over packing slips
A process for automating placement of a shipping label onto a carton on a conveyor system includes moving a carton on the conveyor system to the induction scanner, electronically scanning the carton to obtain identification information from a bar code associated with the carton, accessing electronic shipping information corresponding to the identification information, and transmitting the shipping information to a controller coupled to the conveyor system. The process also includes printing indicia, corresponding the identification information, onto the shipping label and a packing slip at the print-and-apply station, mechanically coupling the packing slip to a non-aggressive adhesive on the shipping label, and mechanically applying the shipping label and attached packing slip to the carton, such that the shipping label covers the packing slip and the packing slip is exposed when a portion of the shipping label is removed along a line of weakness in the shipping label..
09/18/14
20140282210
User interface facilitating specification of a desired data format for an indicia reading apparatus
Aspects describe herein facilitate specification of a desired data format for bar code data to be presented by an indicia reading apparatus. Bar code data decoded from an image of a bar code is obtained and displayed.
09/18/14
20140278538
Method to format and use matrix bar codes and other identification code conventions and tools to enroll end users of products and services into a data supply chain
A system to use strings of computer readable characters, such as qr codes, biometric data captured from electronic devices, and rfid tags to instruct a server or electronic device to register a user upon receipt of the strings of computer readable characters.. .
09/18/14
20140267765
Visible audiovisual annotation of infrared images using a separate wireless mobile device
A smart phone user captures video and still images of a motor and makes a sound recording of his observations. The images and recordings are tagged with a date/time stamp, a serial number, bar code, matrix code, rfid code, or geolocation and sent wirelessly to an infrared camera.
09/18/14
20140263673
Thermally-responsive record material
The invention describes an improved thermally-responsive record material substantially free of aromatic isocyanate yielding an image of high intensity and useful for bar codes. The record material comprises a support having provided thereon a heat-sensitive composition comprising a substantially colorless color former comprising a fluoran; and a developer material selected from the group consisting of 4,4′-diaminodiphenylsulfone and 3,3′-diaminodiphenylsulfone, and an organic acid which upon being heated reacts with said color former to develop color, and including a binder material.
09/18/14
20140263666
Generating a decorative image bar code using filter patterns
A composite image is generated from a decorative image, a bar code, and one or more filter patterns. The composite image visually approximates the decorative image, yet the composite is machine-readable by a scanner capable of reading the original bar code, and the composite encodes the same data as the original bar code.
09/18/14
20140263632
Creating a virtual bar code from a physical bar code
In accordance with the present disclosure a portable computing device may scan a physical bar code, which may exist on some physical medium, such as paper, plastic, glass, etc. The physical bar code may be decoded to obtain decoded data, and the decoded data may subsequently be re-encoded to generate a virtual bar code.
09/11/14
20140252080
Method, apparatus and system for crowd sourced counterfeit detection and brand assurance
A method, system and device are provided that collect and provide information related to goods at retail sales locations. The goods may be or include consumer products, commodities, equipment, food, food products, agricultural supplies and agricultural products.
09/04/14
20140246494
Image reader comprising cmos based image sensor array
The invention features an image reader and a corresponding method for capturing a sharp distortion free image of a target, such as a one or two-dimensional bar code. In one embodiment, the image reader comprises a two-dimensional cmos based image sensor array, a timing module, an illumination module, and a control module.
08/28/14
20140242665
Phenyl xanthene dyes
Fluorescent phenyl xanthene dyes are described that comprise any fluorescein, rhodamine or rhodol comprising a particular c9 phenyl ring. One or both of the ortho groups on the lower c9 phenyl ring is ortho substituted with a group selected from alkyl, heteroalkyl, alkoxy, halo, haloalkyl, amino, mercapto, alkylthio, cyano, isocyano, cyanato, mercaptocyanato, nitroso, nitro, azido, sulfeno, sulfinyl, and sulfino.
08/21/14
20140236817
Bar coded monetary transaction system and method
A monetary transaction system allowing a biller to generate an invoice for a customer with a bar code comprising data identifying the customer and the biller, and a scanning apparatus for use by a third party configured both to scan the bar code and, based on the identifying data, to effect payment to the biller in a predetermined or customer-specified amount.. .
08/21/14
20140236684
Parking facility monitoring systems, methods and components and real-time auditing of parking operations
The present invention is directed to systems and methods for real-time auditing and management of parking facility operations. In particular, the invention allows for real-time auditing and management of transactions relating to parking credentials, such as parking tickets.
08/14/14
20140224872
Electronic voter card and method for electronic voting
A method for electronic voting includes providing an electronic data storage device, the device containing a bar code or magnetic strip, providing an automated system for activation of the device, providing an associated user with a unique identifier, wherein the unique identifier is used to activate the device, activating the device utilizing an automated system, verifying the unique identifier, providing election options to the associated user, wherein the election options consist of voting for a political party for all races and voting for individual races, electronically entering voting selections, confirming voting selections, uploading the voting selections to a central database, providing a confirmation number to the associated user once the voting selections have be uploaded, scanning the bar code, connecting the scan of the bar code to the central database, downloading the voting selections from the central database to a voting ballot, scanning the ballot, and recording the voting selections.. .
08/07/14
20140223175
System, design and process for easy to use credentials management for online accounts using out-of-band authentication
The invention provides an easy to use credential management mechanism for multi-factor out-of-band multi-channel authentication process to protect a large number of documents without the need to remember all the document passwords. When opened, the secure document application generates a multi-dimensional code.
08/07/14
20140217179
Digital picture taking optical reader having hybrid monochrome and color image sensor array
A portable hand held optical reader having a specially constructed two-dimensional image sensor array is operational in a bar code decoding mode and in a picture taking mode. The specially constructed image sensor array, in one embodiment, is a hybrid monochrome and color image sensor pixel array, wherein a first subset of the pixels are monochrome pixels devoid of wavelength selective color filter elements and a second subset of the pixels are color sensitive pixels including wavelength selective color filter elements..
07/31/14
20140214488
Systems and methods for self-service recycling of automotive parts
Systems and methods for self-service recycling are provided. In particular, some embodiments include graphical user interfaces and backend systems that allow users to identify the market for used automotive parts.
07/31/14
20140209685
Covert bar code pattern design and decoding
Devices, methods, and systems for covert bar code pattern design and decoding are described herein. One covert bar code includes detector code and decoder code.
07/31/14
20140209671
System for transferring maps to a mobile device without network connectivity using matrix bar codes or other passive data media
Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for transferring maps to a mobile device without network connectivity using matrix bar codes or other passive data media are presented. In some embodiments, such a method may include receiving data from an image scanner configured to scan a bar code, the data comprising a complete encoded map; processing the data to generate a decoded map; and displaying the decoded map to a user..
07/31/14
20140209498
Relating to printing
An assembled blister package (1) has a blister sheet (11) formed with blisters (2) sealed by a foil backing sheet (4). The blister package (1) is sandwiched between opposite sides of a folded card (not shown) to stiffen it.
07/24/14
20140207600
System and method for collection and management of items
A method for collecting returned items and evaluating return policy criteria with respect to collected items, and a system for the same, are disclosed. The method includes providing a station, such as a kiosk terminal, preferably at a pharmacy location.
07/24/14
20140204257
Image reader comprising cmos based image sensor array
The invention features an image reader and a corresponding method for capturing a sharp distortion free image of a target, such as a one or two-dimensional bar code. In one embodiment, the image reader comprises a two-dimensional cmos based image sensor array, a timing module, an illumination module, and a control module.
07/24/14
20140203087
Method and apparatus for reading optical indicia using a plurality of data sources
A system for decoding an encoded symbol character associated with a product is provided. The system includes a scanning apparatus comprising a first scan source disposed within a housing, and a second scan source disposed within the housing.
07/17/14
20140201823
Article of manufacture for securing data in 2d bar codes using ssl
An article of manufacture comprises a printed document associated with a source entity. The printed document is readable by a software application of an electronic device.
07/17/14
20140201622
Method and system for dynamic flowing data to an arbitrary path defined by a page description language
Improvements to a method for flowing variable data, such as text data, image data, bar code data, and the like, into a path of a template defined by a pdl specification in a high-speed printing operation.. .
07/17/14
20140200937
Method and system for requesting products and services and rating employees and service locations keyed to identification tags
Disclosed is a method and system for entering customer service requests, ratings and reviews in a quality control system, keyed to employee-specific or service location-specific identification numbers stored on physical media such as qr codes, bar codes, and rfid tags, and to notify employees of service requests for prompt resolution. Also disclosed is a system and method for using such employee-specific and service location-specific data to produce numerical measurements of quality, and to convert those measurements to points that may be exchanged for rewards, incentivizing good service and participation in the quality control system..
07/17/14
20140196820
Removable cover for cards bearing magnetic strips and bar codes on a rear surface of the card
A protective cover for cards that can conveniently be snapped into place on the back of the card and readily removed and replaced any number of times for convenience. Such a protective cover does not interfere with the use of the card.
07/10/14
20140190740
Electrical cable fitted with a theft deterrence means
The invention relates to an electrical cable (1, 10) comprising at least two conducting strands (2, 3) and theft deterrence means in the form of a marking (8). The main characteristic of an electrical cable (1, 10) according to the invention is that the marking consists of a series of relief prints (8) akin to a bar code..
07/03/14
20140188601
Integration between brick-and-mortar establishments and web based establishments
Approaches are provided for quick response (qr) code and barcode based integration between brick-and-mortar stores and web store fronts. Specifically, an approach is provided that is implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code tangibly embodied on a computer readable storage medium having programming instructions operable to determine whether an item is in inventory at a physical location of a user, one or more alternate locations, or an on-line store of a merchant, by leveraging a scanned sq code or bar code of the item.
07/03/14
20140182768
In-line gift card personalization and packaging process
A machine that processes gift cards in an in-line process where the gift cards travel along a generally straight transport path from a card feed mechanism to a delivery end where the cards and carrier combinations are discharged. During the in-line processing, a magnetic stripe, integrated circuit chip or rfid tag on the gift cards can be encoded with account information, a serial number or other information.
06/26/14
20140181941
Method and apparatus for a secure public identification tag
A method and apparatus for a secure public identification tag on a sticker, bracelet or temporary tattoo, or other temporary tag. The tag includes a two-dimensional bar code with embedded public key and a removable or separable security code.
06/26/14
20140181155
Systems and methods for directing imaged documents to specified storage locations
Systems and methods for substantially automatically storing imaged documents in particular file storage locations. In various embodiments, the system is configured to automatically store an imaged document in a particular file storage location based, at least in part, on at least one machine-readable indicia (e.g., a bar code, such as a linear or matrix bar code) that is included within the document.
06/26/14
20140177939
Method of final defect inspection
Disclosed is a method of final defect inspection, including preparing a final defect inspection apparatus which includes a host device, a microscope, a bar code scanner, a support tool and a signal transceiver, using the host device to calibrate an original point in an outline of the circuit board based on a plurality of original mark positions generated by an electromagnetic pen, using the electromagnetic pen to mark each defect position on the inspection region on the circuit board where any defect is found through the microscope, using the signal transceiver to receive and transmit each defect position to the host device, and using the host device to calculate the coordinate of a scrap region based on a relative position between the original point and each defect position so as to generate a shipment file.. .
06/26/14
20140175180
Method for reproducing and using a bar code symbol
A segmented 2d matrix symbol may be formed by dividing data into a plurality of segments, separately encoding the plurality of segments as corresponding arrays of cells, and arranging the arrays of cells in an abutting relationship. The segmented symbol may be reproduced, for example by receiving a bitmap corresponding to the formed symbol followed by printing; by copying a printed symbol; or by scanning a printed symbol and printing a copy.
06/26/14
20140175165
Bar code scanner with integrated surface authentication
In general, techniques are described for performing surface authentication with a scanning device to authenticate items. The scanning device or “scanner” that includes a bar code reader, a surface reader and a controller may implement the techniques.
06/19/14
20140169620
Apparatus and methods for identifying and processing mail using an identification code
Apparatus and methods consistent with the present invention provide for identifying and processing mail using an identification code on a mailpiece as a redundant source of identification information in a mail sorting system. In one embodiment, this information is stored in a temporary database and used for the identification and processing of mail in a remote bar code system (rbcs).
06/19/14
20140168412
Methods and systems for automated micro farming
System and methods for farming of crops on a plant-by-plant basis are disclosed. Plants are imaged and data is acquired on a plant-by-plant basis, which enables the visual micro management of a crop field on a plant-by-plant basis.
06/19/14
20140166762
Foil composite card
Composite cards formed in accordance with the invention include a security layer comprising a hologram or diffraction grating formed at, or in, the center, or core layer, of the card. The hologram may be formed by embossing a designated area of the core layer with a diffraction pattern and depositing a thin layer of metal on the embossed layer.
06/19/14
20140166759
Package-on-package based integrated circuit chip imager
An apparatus for use in decoding a bar code symbol includes a first integrated circuit chip with a wafer level camera, at least one light source, and a plurality of contact pads on a surface of the chip and a second integrated circuit chip with a processor, memory, plurality of contact pads on a surface of the chip, and plurality of contact pads on another surface of the chip. The apparatus includes a pcb having a plurality of contact pads disposed on at least one surface of the pcb and wherein the first and second integrated circuit chips are vertically stacked on the pcb and the plurality of contact pads on the first and second integrated circuit chips interface with the contact pads of the second integrated circuit chip and pcb.
06/19/14
20140166757
Imaging terminal operative for decoding
There is set forth herein an imaging terminal operative for decoding of bar codes. In one embodiment the terminal can include a color imaging assembly having a color image sensor array.
06/19/14
20140166745
Deposit management system that employs preregistered deposits
A deposit management system is operable responsive to data included on data bearing records. The system is associated with a plurality of financial funds depositories.


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Bar Code topics: Tablet Computer, Transmitter, Radio Signal, Characters, Character String, Readability, Microprocessor, Alphanumeric, Executable, Radio Frequency Identification, Coordinates, Specifications, Authentication, Compliance, Communications

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