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Date/App# patent app List of recent Bar Code-related patents
01/28/16
20160027256 
 Wagering system and method patent thumbnailWagering system and method
A system is provided that, in some aspects, determines a user's intent to place a wager or redeem a wager based on bar codes generated by a client device operated by the user.. .
Sportech Racing, Llc


01/28/16
20160026726 
 System for data card emulation patent thumbnailSystem for data card emulation
An improved system for data card emulation involves a watch that can emulate any one of multiple data cards corresponding to multiple entities. The watch includes a memory for storing bar code information corresponding to data cards of the multiple entities.
Cedar Ridge Research Llc


01/14/16
20160012269 
 Imaging and peripheral enhancements for mobile devices patent thumbnailImaging and peripheral enhancements for mobile devices
An image enhancer device for use with an associated mobile electronic device having a digital camera. The image enhancer device includes an image manipulator coupled to a first region of a housing and configured to modify an optical path of the digital camera; an aimer having an aiming element configured to direct at least one aiming light beam towards an object of interest; an illuminator having an illumination element configured to direct at least one illumination light beam from the housing towards the object of interest; and electronics allowing for communication between the image enhancer device and the associated mobile electronic device.
Padloc Inc.


01/07/16
20160006994 
 Digital picture taking optical reader having hybrid monochrome and color image sensor array patent thumbnailDigital 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..
Hand Held Products, Inc.


01/07/16
20160005007 
 Methods and systems for using scanable codes to obtain maintenance and reminder services patent thumbnailMethods and systems for using scanable codes to obtain maintenance and reminder services
Disclosed are methods, systems and computer program products for facilitating scan-triggered pamr instruction and reminder services to a user using a scanable information encoded graphic image, such as a bar code or a quick response (qr) code. A mobile communication device such as a smartphone, tablet computer or other mobile computer may include a scan client module for scanning and communicating scan-triggered service code information to a scan-triggered application server.
Flashback Survey, Inc.


12/31/15
20150379601 
 Commerce system and  deferring purchases to optimize purchase conditions patent thumbnailCommerce system and deferring purchases to optimize purchase conditions
A shopping agent is provided. A product displayed at a premises of a first retailer is selected for purchase.
My World, Inc.


12/31/15
20150379154 
 Barcode device patent thumbnailBarcode device
Bar codes used for various applications. A bar code can be used for biometrics, or for computer data entry.
Equitable Ip


12/31/15
20150374472 
 Pet and people care management system patent thumbnailPet and people care management system
A pet or human care management system and method are provided. In one embodiment, the system includes a portable electronic device carried by a care service provider to scan a care customer bar code at the location of a care visit to indicate the start and/or end of the care visit.
Pet Check Technology Llc


12/24/15
20150371199 
 System and  management of return items patent thumbnailSystem and management of return items
A method for collecting returned items or information about 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.

12/24/15
20150371187 
 Systems and methods for control of electronic parcel lockers patent thumbnailSystems and methods for control of electronic parcel lockers
Systems, devices and methods for storage, delivery, receipt, and/or other handling of an item in an electronically controllable storage receptacle are disclosed. The disclosure provides features for keyless access to the storage receptacle by use of user access information, such as a pin or bar code.
United States Postal Service


12/24/15
20150368606 

Automated transfer mechanism for microbial detection apparatus


The present invention is directed to a method and automated transfer means for transferring a container within an apparatus. The apparatus of the present invention may include a means for automated loading, a means for automated transfer and/or a means for automated unloading of a container (e.g., a specimen container).
Biomerieux, Inc.


12/17/15
20150363985 

Scanner printer combination for credentialing


A method and apparatus for vendor credentialing. The apparatus includes a printer-scanner combination, which operates by scanning a bar code supplied by the vendor and printing an access indication that—based on the bar code—either permits, denies, or grants conditional vendor access.
Vendor Credentialing Service Llc (vcs)


12/17/15
20150359954 

Authentication system utilized in a sorbent-based dialysis system for therapy optimization


A dialysis authentication and management system comprising at least one dialysis component having at least one authentication component affixed thereon. The dialysis component can be any one of a dialyzer, sorbent cartridge, recharger or any other dialysis component.
Medtronic, Inc.


12/03/15
20150348080 

Omni channel commerce enhancement mechanisms


A method for providing an electronic platform for redeeming a customer benefit offer is provided. The platform may include a receiver and one or more processors.
Bank Of America Corporation


12/03/15
20150347803 

Cluster computing of bar code data


A reading system including: a primary reader for reading an information bearing device (ibd) having encoded ibd data provided therein for packetizing the encoded data and processing a first data packet of the packetized encoded data and transmitting a second data packet of the packetized encoded data; at least one auxiliary reader for receiving and processing the second data packet and the transmitting the processed second data packet; and wherein the processed first and second data packets are combined to produce decoded ibd data.. .
Metrologic Instruments, Inc.


12/03/15
20150347797 

Imaging based 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.
Metrologic Instruments, Inc.


11/26/15
20150339894 

Automated banking machine with non-contact reading of card data


An automated banking machine is part of a banking system that can operate to cause financial transfers responsive to data read from data bearing records. The machine can also receive user card data from a cell phone, including an electronic account number.
Diebold Self-service Systems Division Of Diebold, Inc.


11/26/15
20150339740 

Bill calculation and payment system


A network of computer tablets connected to a central router and an existing point of sales system. An attachment affixed to each tablet and in electronic communication with the tablet allows customers to pay bills by, for example, swiping credit cards, and use coupons by, for example, scanning coupon bar codes.

11/26/15
20150339460 

Methods and systems for providing scan-triggered health care instruction and reminder services


Disclosed are methods, systems and computer program products for facilitating scan-triggered healthcare instruction and reminder services to a user using a scanable information encoded graphic image, such as a bar code or a quick response (qr) code. In one embodiment, a mobile communication device such as a smartphone, tablet computer or other mobile computer is adapted to include a scan client module for scanning and communicating scan-triggered service code information to a scan-triggered application server.
Flashback Survey, Inc.


11/26/15
20150338311 

Emissions measurement equipment and method


An emissions test apparatus is provided and may include a filter housing having at least one of a first rfid tag and a first bar code identifying the filter housing. A filter media may be selectively disposed within the filter housing and may include at least one of a second rfid tag and a second bar code identifying the filter media.
Avl Test Systems, Inc.


11/19/15
20150332077 

Laser scanning code symbol reading system employing programmable decode time-window filtering


A method and system for reading code symbols using a code symbol reading system having a programmable decode time-window filter mode of operation. During this mode of operation, only decoded code symbols that have been scanned within a selected (e.g.
Metrologic Instruments, Inc.


11/12/15
20150324881 

Commerce system and providing intelligent personal agents for identifying intent to buy


A commerce system is controlled by providing a shopping agent. A first data is transmitted to the shopping agent using a mobile device connected to the shopping agent by an application programming interface.
Myworld, Inc.


11/12/15
20150324618 

Integrated unit for reading identification information base on inherent disorder


The invention provides an authentication unit for reading identification and/or authentication information from a tag or object. The authentication unit includes a near-field reader configured to read a first identification feature based on inherent disorder, and a far-field reader configured to read a second identification feature, such as a bar code, optical characters, or an rfid tag.

11/12/15
20150322426 

Dna based bar code for improved food traceability


Food distributed to consumers through a distribution chain may be traced by tagging the food with dna tags that identify the origin of the food, such as the grower, packer and other points of distribution, and their attributes. This makes it much quicker and easier to trace the food in case of food contamination or adulteration.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


11/05/15
20150317923 

Inconspicuous optical tags and methods therefor


Tags are made from optical films to provide a pattern that is inconspicuous to ordinary observers, but that is detectable by a camera or other imaging device. The pattern is provided by first and second portions of a patterned layer, the first portions selectively filtering at least a portion of blue visible light from other visible light wavelengths.
3m Innovative Properties Company


10/29/15
20150310531 

Electronic shopping assembly


A electronic shopping assembly includes a housing that may be carried by a user. A processor is coupled to the housing.

10/29/15
20150310241 

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.
Honeywell International, Inc. D.b.a. Honeywell Scanning & Mobility


10/29/15
20150306492 

Method of playing a game ticket with a folding action


A game ticket printed on a ticket substrate includes a first surface portion with a first game play area thereon and a second surface portion of the substrate with a second game play area. Each of said first and second game play areas contains game play symbols printed on the game play area covered by a scratch-off material.
Pollard Banknote Limited


10/22/15
20150302236 

Method and device for identifying a two-dimensional barcode


A method of identifying a two-dimensional bar code in digital image data of the bar code, the bar code comprising first and second type elements arranged in an ordered grid and having an outline that comprises an l-shape clock line with transitions between the first and second type elements and an l-shape solid line without transitions between the first and second type elements, wherein approximate corners in the digital image data determine a first and a second pair of opposite edge segments along the outline, the method comprising scanning in the digital image data a first edge segment of the first pair and counting transitions between the first and second type elements along the first edge segment of the first pair; if no transitions were counted along the first edge segment of the first pair, then scanning in the digital image data the second edge segment of the first pair and counting transitions between the first and second type elements along the second edge segment of the first pair; scanning in the digital image data a first edge segment of the second pair and counting transitions between the first and second type elements along the first edge segment of the second pair; if no transitions were counted along the first edge segment of the second pair, then scanning in the digital image data the second edge segment of the second pair and counting transitions between the first and second type elements along the second edge segment of the second pair; identifying the edge segment of the first pair and the edge segment of the second pair along which transitions were counted as the l-shape clock line of the bar code, and identifying the edge segment of the first pair and the edge segment of the second pair along which no transitions were counted as the l-shape solid line of the bar code.. .
Sicpa Holding Sa


10/15/15
20150294129 

Method and device for identifying a two-dimensional barcode


A method of identifying a two-dimensional bar code in digital image data of the bar code, the bar code comprising first and second type elements arranged in an ordered grid and having an outline that comprises an l-shape solid line without transitions between the first and second type elements, the method comprising calculating a gradient field from the digital image data, the gradient field specifying a gradient of the pixel value in the digital image data; calculating gradient magnitude data from the gradient field; performing a thresholding operation on the calculated gradient magnitude data and obtaining edge segment image data; detecting linear segments in the edge segment image data; identifying pairs of the detected linear segments based on an angular criterion between two of the detected linear segments and based on a distance criterion considering a distance between one extremity of each of the two linear segments; and sampling partial digital image data corresponding to a rectangle area in the digital image data and detecting a presence of the first and second type elements in partial digital image data, the rectangle area being defined by one of the identified pairs of detected linear segments.. .

10/15/15
20150293089 

Electrophoretic bar code assay devices and methods for making and using the same


A microfluidic device for determining whether an analyte is present in a sample is provided. The microfluidic device includes an elongated flow path having a polymeric medium, where the polymeric medium includes a first analyte detection domain having a first immobilized capture member that specifically binds to a first analyte and a second analyte detection domain having a second immobilized capture member that specifically binds to a second analyte.

10/15/15
20150289619 

Runway bag


The invention disclosed herein is a garment bag comprised of several primary panels, as well as multiple accessory pocket panels to hold small, medium and large accessories. The garment bag also includes a tracking device, such as a bar code, gps device, or qr code..

10/08/15
20150287005 

Bar coded monetary transaction system and method


A method of administrating the life cycle of a financial transaction between a biller, a customer, and a plurality of third party processors, involving the recording, in a single multi-organizational payment tracking database, of a billing obligation as an element of a processing flow that reflects the financial transaction life cycle corresponding to the billing obligation, where the multi-organizational payment tracking database is configured to permit access by any one of the biller, customer, and plurality of third party processors to permit each participant to record, update and/or manage elements within the processing flow.. .

10/08/15
20150286895 

System for monitoring coffee machines and corresponding monitoring method


A system for monitoring coffee machines, comprising: a coffee machine (10) having an electronic circuitry (14, 40, 41) configured for collecting and storing usage parameters of the machine; and a display (12) connected to the electronic circuitry and configured for displaying information processed by the electronic circuitry (14, 40, 41) in the form bar codes of qr code type. The system includes a device (50) external to the machine (10) and configured for acquiring through photographs the processed information, in order to decode it and transmit it to a remote server (15).

10/01/15
20150276470 

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..
Metrologic Instruments, Inc.


10/01/15
20150274975 

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.
Applied Biosystems, Llc


09/24/15
20150268259 

Reagent and sample handling device for automatic testing system


A handling device for samples and reagents to be used in testing in a system. Carriers of samples and reagents are loaded on a platform which detects the presence of, and proper loading of, such carriers.
Abbott Laboratories


09/24/15
20150266662 

Prize packages containing math teaching tools and edible confectionery items


A prize package containing edible confectionery items, such as gum, candy or mints, includes a container, a plurality of edible confectionery items disposed within the container, a number provided on each edible confectionery item disposed within the container, and a reference number provided inside the container. The prize package is a winning prize package if the sum total of the numbers provided on the edible confectionery items disposed within the container matches the reference number provided inside the container.

09/10/15
20150254504 

Epulltab system


In one embodiment, a system comprising an epulltab comprising a win code, an encrypted code, and a bar code corresponding to the encrypted code; and a portal system comprising a first device at a first facility and a remote device coupled to the first device over a network, the remote device hosting a website, the first device providing a vendor interface to the website, the portal system configured to: receive the encrypted code or the bar code from the first facility; extract first information from the encrypted code or the bar code; compare at least a portion of the first information with a stored value; and determine whether to validate the epulltab based on the comparison.. .
Marketpro.net, Llc.


09/03/15
20150248726 

Drivers license look-up


A method for enabling a driver's license to be used as a credit account, including: accessing data from a scanned bar code of a driver's license; comparing the accessed data from the scanned bar code to a store of information comprising a stored set of profile information; based on the comparing, determining if a match between the accessed data and a stored set of profile information exists, and identifying a matched stored set of profile information; identifying a customer credit account, of the customer credit account information, linked to the matched stored set of profile information; generating an credit verification for the customer, such that, as to the customer, a particular transactional activity is allowed to be processed using the identified customer credit account.. .
Comenity Llc


09/03/15
20150248691 

Drivers license parser


A driver's license parser including: a data accessor configured for accessing data from a scanned bar code of a driver's license of a customer; a data parser configured for parsing the data to achieve parsed data, wherein the parsed data represents a customer profile of the customer; a parsed data storer configured for causing the parsed data to be stored; a comparer configured for comparing the parsed data with requirements of a loyalty program enrollment policy to determine what information of the parsed data falls within the loyalty program enrollment policy; a customer profile validity determiner configured for, based on the comparing, determining a validity of the customer profile; and a form populator configured for, if the customer profile is determined to be valid, populating at least one form with the parsed data to achieve at least one populated form.. .
Comenity Llc


09/03/15
20150248267 

System and extracting triggered data from a variable data string and embedding the triggered data into a secure barcode


A system and method for securing a data stream containing data to be embedded in a bar code. The system comprising a printer, having a nontransitory storage medium, configured to: receive a data stream from a host computer, the data stream having at least one trigger identifying at least one portion of data to be embedded in a bar code; identify each trigger in the received data stream; extract each data portion identified by the trigger; and print a secured bar code embedded with the extracted data portions..
Ctpg Operating, Llc


08/27/15
20150242836 

Pre-paid usage system for encoded information reading terminals


A fleet management system for managing a fleet of encoded information reading (eir) terminals can comprise one or more computers, a fleet management software module, and a payment processing software module in communication with the fleet management software module. The fleet management software module can be configured, responsive to receiving a customer initiated request, to generate an unlocking message upon processing a payment by the payment processing software module.
Metrologic Instruments, Inc.


08/27/15
20150242671 

Method and 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.
Honeywell International, Inc. D/b/a Honeywell Scanning & Mobility


08/27/15
20150242658 

Symbol reading system having predictive diagnostics


A retail information network includes one or more pos scanning and checkout systems, each including (i) a bar code symbol reading subsystem, and (ii) a cash register computer subsystem interfaced with the bar code symbol reading subsystem and a network infrastructure, and each having access to product and price data maintained in a product/price database. The bar code symbol reading subsystem includes a local predictive error event (pee) data store for logging and storing predictive error events (pees) detected within the bar code symbol reading system, wherein said pees are subsequently sent to pos information servers used to create predictive error alerts (peas) and corresponding instructions to maintain and/or repair certain aspects of the bar code symbol reading system..
Metrologic Instruments, Inc.


08/27/15
20150238673 

Authentication and tracking system


A dialysis authentication system comprising at least one dialysis component having at least one authentication component affixed thereon. The dialysis component can be any one of a dialyzer, sorbent cartridge, or recharger.
Medtronic, Inc.


08/13/15
20150228133 

Secure door entry system and method


A method for controlling access to a secure area via an electronic door entry system includes the steps of: displaying a bar code associated with the door entry system which can be read by a smartphone, the bar code encoding instructions for establishing a communications channel between the smartphone and a remote authentication system where a passcode for the door entry system can be obtained by an authorised person; receiving authentication data for a person over the communications channel from the smartphone; authenticating a person based on the authentication data; communicating a passcode to the smartphone; receiving a passcode input at the door entry system; verifying the passcode; and, generating a door lock release signal for the door entry system if the passcode is verified.. .
Illinois Tool Works Inc. A Corporation


08/13/15
20150226552 

Directional shockproof tilting display tag


A directional shockproof tilting display tag, comprising a container provided with a detector therein; the detector comprises a first placement chamber, a second placement chamber, and a baffle; the first placement chamber comprises a first side plate and a first mass block; the first side plate is externally provided with a first extension portion; the second placement chamber comprises a second side plate and a second mass block; the second side plate is externally provided with a second extension portion; the placement chambers are also provided with bar codes; part of the patterns of the bar codes are covered by the mass blocks; a rotary shaft is disposed directly above the placement chambers; the container is also provided with a shockproof structure therein. The display tag has a simple structure and strong shockproof capability.
Shenzhen Aks Technology Co., Ltd


08/13/15
20150224027 

Device for taking samples from containers


A device for taking samples from containers includes: a receiving body for at least one container; a container bar code reader positioned in the receiving body for containers; a support for a test tube with the ability to move; a bar code reader positioned in the support; and a fluid communication component between the container and the test tube. The support for test tubes includes at least a test tube loading position and a sample-taking position.
Grifols Worldwide Operations Limited


08/06/15
20150221160 

Banking system controlled responsive to data read from data bearing records


A deposit management system is operable responsive to data read from data bearing records. The system is associated with financial funds depositories.
Diebold Self Service Systems Division Of Diebold, Incorporated


08/06/15
20150221086 

System and monitoring and confirming medication dosage


A medication monitoring system including a patient information unit having a processor, a memory and a patient monitoring unit and a program executing in the memory executing the steps of communicatively coupling a first device with a second device, transmitting live images from the first device to the second device, analyzing the content of the live images to identify at least one biometric attribute of a user in the image and at least one bar code on a container in the image, determining whether the bar code is associated with at least one biometric attribute, and notifying the user whether to consume the contents of the container based on the association of the bar code with the biometric attribute.. .

08/06/15
20150216325 

Scanning clip


A scanning bar hook for displaying packeted items in a shop, has upper and lower limbs with a crossbar extending from the upper limb. A moulded plastic assembly pivoted on the crossbar has a display flap for mounting a bar code card, a fin extending from the flap toward the first item and an arrester arm which is insertable between the foremost item and the next item.

07/30/15
20150213054 

Mapping and asset lifecycle tracking system


A method for creating gis features and populating a gis feature attribute with information obtained from a bar code or similar identifier, for example but not limited to pipelines. The method of this invention includes scanning a code on a component to be installed or repaired, converting the code into attributes which describe the component, obtaining additional characteristics of the components, associating the component with a location of installation and placing the geometric feature onto the gis map..

07/23/15
20150205980 

Information acquisition apparatus, information acquisition method, and non-transitory recording medium


The imager and controller of an information apparatus images the back face of another information apparatus to acquire the manufacturing number of the other information apparatus corresponding to the two-dimensional bar code provided on the back face of the other information apparatus and acquire visible light information corresponding to blinking of light emitted by the light emitter arranged on the back face of the other information apparatus. Furthermore, the controller controls the imager so as to be able to image the two-dimensional bar code and the light emitted by the light emitter..
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.


07/16/15
20150199551 

Use of invisible ink to create metadata of image object


Provided are techniques for the placement of a code on an object that does not interfere and is not displayed in a captured visual image of the object. Also provided are techniques for capturing a first image of an object in the visual light spectrum; capturing a second image of the object in a non-visual light spectrum; extracting metadata, stored in the non-visual light spectrum corresponding to the object from the second image; and storing the first image in conjunction with the metadata.
International Business Machines Corporation


07/16/15
20150199550 

Use of invisible ink to create metadata of image object


Provided are techniques for the placement of a code on an object that does not interfere and is not displayed in a captured visual image of the object. Also provided are techniques for capturing a first image of an object in the visual light spectrum; capturing a second image of the object in a non-visual light spectrum; extracting metadata, stored in the non-visual light spectrum corresponding to the object from the second image: and storing the first image in conjunction with the metadata.
International Business Machines Corporation


07/09/15
20150194005 

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 kind thereof, a plurality of stackers to sort and stack the banknotes discriminated by the discrimination portion on the basis of the kink 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..
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


07/09/15
20150193609 

Device, method, and system for augmented reality security


Devices and methods for authenticating a user of a mobile computing device to a content server include establishing a communication session between a target computing device and the content server that is identified by a session id. The target computing device generates a pairing token using the session id, which pairing token may be a two-dimensional bar code such as a quick response (“qr”) code, and presents the pairing token to the mobile computing device.
Intel Corporation


07/09/15
20150192342 

Technical glacette


Technical glacette made of composite material, suitable for the refrigeration of a bottle containing beverages through a phase change material injected into the cooling chamber of the glacette. The glacette is constituted by an outer casing that contains a removable refrigeration chamber to contain and refrigerate the bottle.
Idea Prototipi Srl


07/02/15
20150189067 

System for data card emulation


An improved system for data card emulation involves a phone that can emulate any one of multiple data cards corresponding to multiple entities. The phone includes a memory for storing bar code information corresponding to data cards of the multiple entities.
Cedar Ridge Research Llc


06/25/15
20150181432 

Remote configuration of digital video surveillance system elements


A method and system are provided for configuring or provisioning a digital video surveillance system (dvss) element, such as a digital video recorder (dvr). Implementations described herein use a scannable device identifier, such as a bar code or a quick response (qr) code, to uniquely identify a dvss element.
March Networks Corporation


06/25/15
20150176046 

Method for automated unloading of microbial detection apparatus


The present invention is directed to a method and automated unloading means for unloading a container from an apparatus. The apparatus of the present invention may include a means for automated loading, a means for automated transfer and/or a means for automated unloading of a container (e.g., a specimen container).
Biomerieux, Inc.


06/18/15
20150172288 

Secure information handling system matrix bar code


An information handling system analyzes secondary information captured with an image of a two-dimensional barcode to perform a function. For example, a mobile phone camera captures an image of a qr code at a product plus characters printed next to the qr code, uses optical code recognition to determine the characters, and applies information from the qr code and the characters to register the product.
Dell Products L.p.


06/18/15
20150169259 

Information processing apparatus, printing controlling method, and program


An order and elements constituting the order are hierarchically managed such that the order is in the uppermost level and the subsequent elements obtained hierarchically in the subsequent descending (higher to lower) steps are in the respective levels provided in descending (higher to lower) order. The range of the levels based on the level to which the element read, by the bar code being the identifier of each element of the order is previously set as the range of the levels to be displayed as the candidates of the reprinting-target elements.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


06/04/15
20150154558 

Computer systems and computer methods for automated on-demand customizable assembling and high throughput printing of documents


In some embodiments, the instant invention provides for a computer-implemented method that includes at least the following steps of: periodically receiving investment transactional data identifying investment transactions of a plurality of investors; automatically determining, based on the investment transactional data, a document to be mailed to each investor of the plurality of investors; automatically generating a delivery data for each mailing to be mailed to each investor of the plurality of investors, where the delivery data includes: bucslip data or trade confirmation data, assembling data, and unique production control bar code data generated based on the assembling data and an investment transaction identifier from the investment transactional data; and printing a unique production control bar code based on the unique production control bar code data, where the unique production control bar code is configured to be used for: assembling each mailing envelope, and tracking such mailing envelope.. .
Broadridge Investor Communication Solutions, Inc.


06/04/15
20150151192 

Shuffled playing cards and manufacturing method thereof


The present invention provides shuffled playing cards which eliminate the need for a game host to shuffle cards before games by taking a lot of time as well as eliminate the possibility of cheating. A shuffled playing cards (1) obtained by shuffling a predetermined number of decks of playing cards (12) using a shuffling machine is packaged as an individual pack.
Angel Playing Cards Co., Ltd.


06/04/15
20150151191 

Shuffled playing cards and manufacturing method thereof


The present invention provides shuffled playing cards which eliminate the need for a game host to shuffle cards before games by taking a lot of time as well as eliminate the possibility of cheating. A shuffled playing cards (1) obtained by shuffling a predetermined number of decks of playing cards (12) using a shuffling machine is packaged as an individual pack.
Angel Playing Cards Co., Ltd.


05/28/15
20150149382 

Computer systems and computer methods for automated on-demand customizable assembling and high throughput printing of documents


In some embodiments, the instant invention provides for a computer-implemented method that includes at least the following steps of: periodically receiving investment transactional data identifying investment transactions of a plurality of investors; automatically determining, based on the investment transactional data, a document to be mailed to each investor of the plurality of investors; automatically generating a delivery data for each mailing to be mailed to each investor of the plurality of investors, where the delivery data includes: bucslip data or trade confirmation data, assembling data, and unique production control bar code data generated based on the assembling data and an investment transaction identifier from the investment transactional data; and printing a unique production control bar code based on the unique production control bar code data, where the unique production control bar code is configured to be used for: assembling each mailing envelope, and tracking such mailing envelope.. .
Broadridge Investor Communication Solutions, Inc.


05/28/15
20150149331 

Taking device inventory using dynamically generated symbols


A method for inventorying one or more devices may be initiated by receiving an input command to request a device identification (id) for one of the devices. A unique id image that is indicative of the id of one device may then be dynamically created.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


05/28/15
20150149307 

Location-based ordering


Some embodiments provide a novel process for ordering items available in a menu or specials at a particular location. In some embodiments, the location can be any one of a table in a restaurant, a lounge, a bar, a hotel room with room service, a seat in a sports arena, and any other location which is served by a business.

05/28/15
20150149028 

Diagnostic tool with smart camera


A diagnostic tool that includes a smart camera. The smart camera can be used to capture an image of the part that needs to be replaced.
Robert Bosch Gmbh


05/28/15
20150148811 

Device and 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.
Rapid Lab, Inc.


05/28/15
20150144698 

Laser scanning code symbol reading system providing control over length of laser scan line projected onto a scanned object using dynamic range-dependent scan angle control


Method of and system for reading bar code symbols using a hand-supportable laser scanning bar code symbol reading system supporting an improved level control over the length of laser scan lines projected onto scanned objects, at any instant in time, in a manner dependent the detected location, distance or range of the scanned object in the scanning field of the system during system operation. The length characteristics of the laser scan line are controlled by setting the laser scan sweep angle as a function of detected or estimated distance or range of the object from the system.
Metrologic Instruments, Inc.


05/28/15
20150144690 

Detection system and method suitably used on production line


A detecting system and method suitably used on a production line are disclosed, where a sensing device is arranged on a fixed position of a conveying belt, an image acquiring device and a bar code reading device are vertically arranged above the conveying belt, respectively, a computing device calculates a picture acquiring time of the acquired picture comprising a detection printed circuit board (pcb) acquired by the image acquiring device, and the computing device calculates a position to be moved by the bar code reading device to control the bar code reading device to move and read the production serial number of the detection pcb, whereby a corresponding detection drafting is queried according to a production serial number and optically detecting the detection pcb according to the detection drafting. By means of the above technical means, the detection pcb may be detected on the production line, and thus promoting the production efficiency and detection efficiency of the detection pcb..
Inventec (pudong) Technology Corporation


05/21/15
20150142672 

Method and conducting offline commerce transactions


Methods and apparatus for conducting offline commerce transactions that use a barcode as the user id as an alternative means for personal identification is described. The user id represented in the bar code format referred to as the user id barcode is generated from a number that uniquely identifies the user.

05/14/15
20150134477 

Remote refill product ordering system and shopping cart processes


A shopping cart system and processes are disclosed which allow replenishment of small parts inventory without part numbers, scanners, bar codes, salesman, writing, written purchase orders, and put away without knowing what your are ordering or putting away as a “remote refill” process for mobile computing devices. In some embodiments, the shopping cart program is implemented as a web page shopping cart.

05/14/15
20150134364 

Health data collection tool


A portable health data tool permits a health care provider to assimilate and display a plurality of health care data from a patient and to associate the data with patient identifying information all stored in a memory contained in the tool. The tool includes a code reader for reading patient information into the tool from a bar code or other coded tag.

05/14/15
20150129656 

Creating a virtual bar code from a physical bar code


In accordance with the present disclosure a portable computing device may capture an image of 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.

04/30/15
20150121422 

Method for creating new distribution channels for targeted, automated, context and relevance driven engagement, interaction, communication, community building, cooperation, and personalized, dedicated information, data, and media content distribution, and consumption


A method for targeted, relevance driven, communication, interaction, engagement, community building, and personalized media content distribution, and consumption on a mobile telephone or television comprising detecting and interpreting a signal that previously has been given one or more functional contexts in order to display one from a plurality of performances contained within a single broadcast signal according to predefined specifications defined for the signal. The signal is digitally detecting the face of a person or an object, detecting a bar code, and/or detecting a sound.
Fyuuuz Ag


04/30/15
20150120431 

System and in-store printing of coupons selected from a remote computing device


A system and method for in-store printing of coupons selected from a remote computing device, such as a smart phone, or a home computer. Users register their mobile phone numbers into the system's web site; once coupons are selected, an access code is sent by sms (“text message”) to the user's registered mobile phone.
Entevia, Llc


04/30/15
20150116089 

Portable terminal, information display system, information display method, and multi-tag


A problem is to provide a portable terminal, an information display system, an information display method, and a multi-tag in which two sheets of two-dimensional bar code for download and for individual information data reading need not be installed and hence an installation space can be reduced and a user need not select which bar code is to be read. A processing section (11) of a portable terminal (1) sets a transfer destination for a message of a read-out multi-tag to be a different destination depending on whether a tag reading application (113) has been installed in the own terminal (1)..
Biglobe Inc.


04/23/15
20150112786 

Wireless electronic couponing technique


An electronic couponing technique includes transferring coupon information, which may include a coupon id (identification) to a first portable terminal and storing same therein. The portable terminal displays a representation of the transferred coupon information on a display thereof.
Nokia Corporation


04/16/15
20150102098 

System and viewing sealed collectibles


A system and method for providing audio and visual access to images of an item stored within a protective case includes a code, address, or other indicator directing a user to a location where images of the stored item can be found. The code may include a url for a particular website or a bar code, qr code, or other scannable or accessible code to direct a user to the location having the images.

04/09/15
20150100351 

Medical information device and system and use


A medical information device (1) and two dimensional bar code (2) for storing an individual's emergency medical information on and/or providing remote access to the medical information. The medical information device may be updated by an individual over the internet by sending updated information to a central location that updates the information in a central database.

03/26/15
20150085345 

Display panel with pre-patterned images


The present invention is directed to a display panel comprising micro-containers filled with an electrophoretic fluid wherein each of the microcells has a bottom and one surface of the bottom is in contact with the electrophoretic fluid, the display panel has a first area and a second area, and the microcells in the first area have substantially the same bottom thickness and the microcells in the second area have added bottom thicknesses. Such a display panel is useful for many applications, such as bar codes, anti-counterfeiting labels, direction signages, shelf labels or watermarks..
E Ink California, Llc


03/19/15
20150082154 

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.. .

03/19/15
20150081335 

Bed/room/patient association systems and methods


Systems and methods of associating beds and/or rooms and/or patients are provided. One system and method involves using a signature of emitted light to determine a location of a patient bed in a healthcare facility.
Hill-rom Services, Inc.


03/19/15
20150081063 

Shuffled playing cards and manufacturing method thereof


The present invention provides shuffled playing cards which eliminate the need for a game host to shuffle cards before games by taking a lot of time as well as eliminate the possibility of cheating. A shuffled playing cards (1) obtained by shuffling a predetermined number of decks of playing cards (12) using a shuffling machine is packaged as an individual pack.
Angel Playing Cards Co., Ltd.


03/19/15
20150077258 

Infection control monitoring system


The invention provides an automated hand hygiene/infection control monitoring sensor-based system suitable for improving hand hygiene and multiple infection control measures and ensuring compliance by health care workers as well as visitors to hospitals and clinics. The use of biometric identification devices such as cameras for face recognition and profiling, microphones for voice recognition, etc.

03/19/15
20150076218 

Systems and methods for authenticating goods


An item can be authenticated based on a first, second, third, and fourth identifier, wherein the identifiers are incorporated into various parts of product packaging. In some embodiments, the first, second, and fourth identifiers can be a qr code, a bar code, a serial number, any rfid tag, or a combination thereof, and the third identifier can be an image type, for example, a type of animal, and image location, for example, a quadrant.
Covectra, Inc.


03/05/15
20150066201 

Real-time 3-d identification of seemingly identical objects


A system for conducting real-time multi-dimension inspection of multiple objects, particularly for use with a conveyor belt carrying multiple boxes and packages, many of which are seemingly identical to each other. A plurality of real-time vision sensors and other sensors are positioned above the conveyor belt to observe and record data in real-time of packages and boxes as they move on the belt.

03/05/15
20150060551 

Retroreflective articles having a machine-readable code


Retroreflective articles comprise a substrate and a bar code provided on the substrate. The bar code comprises at least one human-readable information which provides framing information and a machine-readable information which provides variable information.
3m Innovative Ropertiecompany


03/05/15
20150060549 

Variable gain amplifier for bar code reader


A system and method for controlling an amplifier in a bar code reader are disclosed, wherein the method may include receiving light at a photodiode within the bar code reader from a bar code being scanned by a scan mirror powered by a scan motor; converting the received light into an initial electrical signal; determining whether the scan motor is undergoing a change in direction; establishing a gain value for the amplifier based on an outcome of the determining step; and amplifying the initial electrical signal into an amplified signal using the established gain value.. .
Optoelectronics Co., Ltd.


02/26/15
20150058311 

Image based providing memorial information


Described herein is an image-based system for retrieving information about a deceased person or animal and an image-based method of retrieving information about a deceased person or animal. The systems disclosed herein are characterized by the absence of a visible identifier indicating the availability of the information, such as a tag, bar code, and the like..
Paradise Pictures, Llc


02/19/15
20150048162 

Network inclusion of a networked light bulb


A unique identifier may be stored in an rfid chip, a bar code, or other methods of passive storage associated with the networked light bulb. The unique identifier may be accessed while the light bulb is unpowered and before the light bulb is put into service.
Greenwave Systems Pte Ltd.


02/12/15
20150041544 

Bar code reading system


A bar code reading system comprises a handheld electronic device and a bar code reader. The handheld electronic device comprises an operation processing unit and a memory unit, and the bar code reader attached to the handheld electronic device comprises a housing, an output end and a bar code acquisition unit.
Mobilogics International Co., Ltd.




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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