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Directional shockproof tilting display tag

Shenzhen Aks Technology Ltd

Directional shockproof tilting display tag

Device for taking samples from containers

Grifols Worldwide Operations Limited

Device for taking samples from containers

Device for taking samples from containers

Diebold Self Service Systems Division Of Diebold

Banking system controlled responsive to data read from data bearing records


Date/App# patent app List of recent Bar Code-related patents
08/13/15
20150228133 
 Secure door entry system and method patent thumbnailSecure 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 patent thumbnailDirectional 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 patent thumbnailDevice 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 patent thumbnailBanking 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 patent thumbnailSystem 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 patent thumbnailScanning 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 patent thumbnailMapping 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 patent thumbnailInformation 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 patent thumbnailUse 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 patent thumbnailUse 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.


02/05/15
20150039409 

Methods and systems for providing scan triggered application services


Disclosed are methods, systems and computer program products for providing scan-triggered application services to a user using a scan-able information encoded in a service scan code, such as a bar code, a quick response (qr) code, an rfid code/tag, or an nfc code/tag. In one embodiment, a mobile communication device such as a smartphone, tablet computer or other mobile computer is adapted to include a scan-triggered service client module for scanning and communicating scan code information obtained from a scanable service code.
Flashback Survey, Inc.


02/05/15
20150034713 

Bar code reader for a medical device


A bar code reader (2) for a medical device (3) is configured to be attached to a central communication device (1) to which at least one medical device (3) is attachable. The bar code reader (2) comprises a bar code scanning device (21) for scanning a bar code (4), a processing device (22) for decoding the scanned bar code (4) to obtain decoded bar code data which is contained in the scanned bar code (4), and a connection line (24) for outputting the decoded bar code data to the central communication device (1).
Fresenius Kabi Deutschland Gmbh


01/22/15
20150025984 

Method for making orders without wired or wireless connection and without in person contact


An application for coding and decoding an order of product or service can be installed in a handheld device, such as a mobile phone or a tablet device, to help make an order with no need of talking with a clerk at the store. This application, after receiving the order, is able to convert the received order into a code, wherein the code may be a conventional bar code or a matrix bar code which is capable of storing more information.

01/22/15
20150021398 

System and implementing network communication for a bar code scanner


A scanning system and method are disclosed which may include a bar code scanner module incorporated within a housing; and a wireless network transceiver coupled to the bar code scanner module and operable to communicate with at least one other communication device, the bar code scanner and the transceiver forming a scanning device. The transceiver may communicate employing zigbee network protocol..
Opticon, Inc.


01/22/15
20150021396 

Low profile illumination for direct part mark readers


An industrial reader is provided with an image formation system that is particularly adapted to read bar codes and two-dimensional symbols marked directly on objects. The image formation system includes illumination sources and illumination transmissive components that produce a combination of bright field and dark field illumination..

01/15/15
20150019396 

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.


01/15/15
20150015780 

Case for mobile communications device


A case attachable to a mobile communications device such as a smart phone operatively equipped with a camera can accommodate an optical refractor. The optical refractor can be adapted to change the direction of light rays passing through it.

01/08/15
20150012457 

Method and system for tracking shipped units during movement of goods within supply chain channels


A method, system and device are provided that collect and provide information related to goods in transit, as made available for purchase and/or after purchase. The goods may be or include consumer products, commodities, equipment, food, food products, agricultural supplies and agricultural products.
Hound Dog Llc


01/08/15
20150012338 

Method, apparatus and system for transparent tracking of worker performance


A method, system and device are provided that collect and provide information related to worker productivity. The goods may be or include consumer products, commodities, equipment, food, food products, agricultural supplies and agricultural products.
Hound Dog Llc


01/08/15
20150010678 

Pouch location device


The present application relates to a pouch location device (18) for a machine (10) for dispensing beverages or foods, and in particular to a device for enabling a soft pouch (31) containing beverage or food ingredients to be accurately located in a bar code reader (37). The pouch location device comprises a slot (17) for receiving at least an end of a flexible pouch.
Kraft Foods R & D, Inc.


01/08/15
20150008257 

Display card with memory tag- hybrid multidimensional bar text code


An apparatus and method for cloud-based storage, retrieval and sharing of files tagged with barcodes and alphanumeric coding is provided. This application and method includes: either scanning a barcode by mobile device or inputting a code into a computer; decoding of the code or barcode provided, by installed application; accessing, by a cloud based storage system which hosts the associated or tagged file; and retrieving the file associated with the barcode or alphanumeric code.

01/08/15
20150008256 

Display card with memory tag- hybrid multidimensional bar text code


An apparatus and method for cloud-based storage, retrieval and sharing of files tagged with barcodes and alphanumeric coding is provided. This application and method includes: either scanning a barcode by mobile device or inputting a code into a computer; decoding of the code or barcode provided, by installed application; accessing, by a cloud based storage system which hosts the associated or tagged file; and retrieving the file associated with the barcode or alphanumeric code.

01/01/15
20150007282 

Anticounterfeiting labeling system for products in general and for the download of multimedia products


A labeling system includes a label applicable on a product and provided with an identification code of the product, the identification code being covered with a non-transparent covering varnish or ink of the removable type; a server; wherein the identification code is a qr-code bi-dimensional bar code which is read through an external electronic device in such that, following the reading, the external electronic device makes an internet connection to the server.. .

01/01/15
20150003357 

Method for outputting user-specific information contents in a means of transportation


A method for outputting user-specific information contents in a means of transportation, in particular an aircraft is provided. The means of transportation is provided with an information system as well as an access point via which a wireless connection of mobile terminals in the means of transportation, such as mobile telephones, laptop pcs, tablet pcs, etc., to the information system can be established by users of the means of transportation.
Siemens Convergence Creators Gmbh


12/25/14
20140379296 

Method of tracking moveable objects by combining data obtained from multiple sensor types


Method of tracking moveable objects (typically tagged objects that are moved by actors e.g. People, vehicles) by combining and analyzing data obtained from multiple types of sensors, such as video cameras, rfid tag readers, gps sensors, and wifi transceivers.
Intellivision Technologies Corp.


12/25/14
20140374483 

Encoded information reading terminal including http server


An encoded information reading (eir) terminal can comprise a microprocessor, a memory, a communication interface, and an eir device, all communicatively coupled to a system bus. The eir device can be provided by a bar code reading device, an rfid reading device, and/or a card reading device.
Honeywell International Inc.


12/18/14
20140367466 

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.
Motorola Solutions, Inc.


12/11/14
20140361869 

System and 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


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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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 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.



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