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| Multimode image and spectral reader|
A multi-mode reader instrument capable of detecting and determining digital data from a signal from one or more markers, indicia or taggants on an object, the markers, indicia or taggants such as a bar code, a qr code, an rfid, an optical compound, a fluorescent compound, a phosphorescent compound, a dna taggant, an upconverting phosphor (ucp), a chemical dye, a digitized image, a radioactive compound, an olfactory compound or a thermal attribute of the object is provided. Also, provided is a method and a system for identifying an object, the system includes: a multi-mode reader instrument for detecting data from a signal from one or more markers, indicia or taggants on an object and assignment of digital code for the marker and a database for securing and retrieving information relevant to the item..
Apdn (b.v.i.), Inc.
| Detection instrument, and detection system|
The present invention provides a detection instrument capable of easily detecting an intended detection object without any skilled technique. The detection instrument (1) of the present invention includes a detection portion (12), a detection reagent which develops a color by specifically reacting with a detection object in a sample is placed in the detection portion (12), positional information of the detection reagent in the detection portion (12) is information on the detection object, and color development of the detection reagent can be optically read.
Nec Solution Innovators, Ltd.
|Labeling system for identification of an object|
A labeling system includes one or more labels, each having a front side and a back side. The front side includes a first indicia of an object such as a medication.
Nk Medical Innovations Llc
|Systems and methods for a bar code market exchange for coupons|
Campaigns for providing coupons to a consumer can include collecting shopping cart data from pos terminals in physical stores, the shopping cart data identifying a consumer using a unique consumer identification and identifying one or more upcs scanned while the identified consumer is present at a pos terminal, and conducting an online upc auction to collect bids, by upc(s), for delivery of coupons to the identified consumer triggered by scanning of a upc/upcs, in which winning bids, if any, are determined as of the time the identified consumer is present at the pos terminal. Further, the campaign can include, on behalf of a winning bidder, fulfilling the winning bidder's bid by, at least one of, sending the coupon to the pos terminal for printing, sending a message to the pos terminal for printing, and sending an electronic coupon to the consumer..
12 Digit Media Inc.
|Method of identifying, locating, tracking, acquiring and selling tangible and intangible objects utilizing predictive transpose morphology|
The present invention causes an active display or the adapter driving the display to emit rfid formatted qr code information (or bar code information) in sync with displayed qr or bar codes to allow portable devices in reasonable proximity to acquire the qr code data without physical scanning, without taking a picture and without taking a video, allowing for a fully automated qr code acquisition system.. .
|High performance wire marking for downhole cables|
Cables, systems, and methods are disclosed that provide for the monitoring of a cable being deployed to a borehole. Such systems may include a cable having one or more markings at regular intervals.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
|Systems and methods for a bar code market exchange for advertising|
Campaigns for providing advertisements to a consumer can include collecting shopping cart data from pos terminals in physical stores, the shopping cart data identifying a consumer using a unique consumer identification and identifying one or more upcs scanned while the identified consumer is present at a pos terminal, and conducting an online upc auction to collect bids, by upc(s), for delivery of advertisements to the identified consumer triggered by scanning of a upc/upcs, in which winning bids, if any, are determined as of the time the identified consumer is present at the pos terminal. Further, the campaign can include, on behalf of a winning bidder, fulfilling the winning bidder's bid by, at least one of, sending the advertisement to the pos terminal for printing and sending an electronic advertisement to the consumer..
12 Digit Media Inc.
In order to provide a thermal printer capable of reliably performing an electric disconnection inspection for a heating element in the case of an optical identification code such as a bar code, reducing frequency of the electric disconnection inspection as necessary, and performing the electric disconnection inspection suitably for a use condition, a thermal printer includes: a platen roller that feeds a paper sheet; a thermal head having a plurality of heating elements for printing print data on a print area of the paper sheet fed by the platen roller; and a cpu that serves as an inspection unit that inspects whether or not there is an electric disconnection in the heating element and a control unit that controls operations of the inspection unit. The cpu is configured to change the inspection frequency..
Sato Holdings Kabushiki Kaisha
|System for data card emulation|
An improved system and method for data card emulation involves a portable electronic device that can emulate any one of multiple data cards corresponding to multiple entities. The portable electronic device includes a memory for storing bar code information corresponding to data cards of the multiple entities.
Cedar Ridge Research Llc
|Magnetic bar code chip and reading method thereof|
Disclosed are a magnetic bar code chip and a reading method thereof. The magnetic bar code chip comprises binary information bits formed by n rows and m columns of permanent magnet bars and/or null bits, and information identification bits that are peripheral to the binary information bits.
Multidimensional Technology Co., Ltd
Imaging terminal, imaging sensor to determine document orientation based on bar code orientation and methods for operating the same
Embodiments of an image reader and/or methods of operating an image reader can capture an image, identify a bar code or ibi form within the captured image, and, store or display the captured image responsive to the an orientation of the bar code.. .
Hand Held Products, Inc.
Using scanable codes to obtain a service
Disclosed are methods, systems and computer program products for surveying a user using a scanable information encoded graphic image, such as a bar code or a quick response (qr) code, near field communication (nfc) code/tag, radio frequency identification (rfid) 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 client module for scanning and communicating scan-triggered service code in-formation to a scan-triggered application server.
Flashback Survey, Inc.
Bandages with symbols and methods of forming such bandages
Bandages for covering a wound of a patient include a gauze material and a symbol applied to the gauze material. In some embodiments, bandages for covering a wound of a patient may include a gauze material and at least one code symbol applied to the gauze material.
Method and augmenting media services
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media processor that includes a memory and a controller coupled to the memory. The controller can be programmed to receive media content from a set top box where the set top box is a separate device from the media processor and where the media content includes video content.
Signal detection, recognition and tracking with feature vector transforms
A method for obtaining object surface topology in which image frames of a scene (e.g., video frames from a user passing a smartphone camera over an object) are transformed into dense feature vectors, and feature vectors are correlated to obtain high precision depth maps. Six dimensional pose is determined from the video sequence, and then used to register patches of pixels from the frames.
System and detecting counterfeit products
Systems and methods are provided for determining counterfeit products. The systems may comprise a bar code scanner and a product database server, wherein the bar code scanner is adapted to communicate with the product database server, the product database server containing bar code data.
Real-time adjustable window feature for barcode scanning and process of scanning barcode with adjustable window feature
A mobile bar code scanning device with a pinch-to-window feature includes an embedded camera and a user interface system having a visual display. The user interface system enables the user to access features of the mobile barcode scanning device with touch gestures.
Diagnostic assay using particles with magnetic properties
A novel system for the analysis of molecules and cells, comprising clusters where a non-magnetic particle is supplemented with magnetic particles to form a characteristic pattern, fingerprint or bar code. Methods and devices for formation of such particles are also disclosed..
3d laser measuring scanning apparatus
The invention discloses a 3d laser measuring scanning apparatus. The apparatus comprises: a measurement scanning body; an -axial laser beam outlet and an x-axial reception lens arranged on a side wall of the measurement scanning body, and a y-axial laser beam outlet and a y-axial reception lens arranged on another side wall; a z-axial laser beam outlet and a z-axial reception lens arranged on the bottom of the measurement scanning body, wherein a groove being open at the side wall with the x-axial laser beam outlet and at the side wall with the y-axial laser beam outlet is formed in the bottom; a control device placed inside the measurement scanning body and for controlling the emitting of the laser beams from the laser beam outlets when receiving a measurement instruction through a measurement button on the measurement scanning body.
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.
Rolling shutter bar code imaging
Methods, devices, and systems for rolling shutter bar code imaging are described herein. One method includes initiating the imaging of a bar code by initiating a sequence of procedures to accumulate a charge in a first row of pixels as they are exposed to light thereby capturing data to create a first row of the image of the bar code at a first time, initiating the sequence of procedures to accumulate a charge in a subsequent row of pixels as they are exposed to light thereby capturing data to create a subsequent row of the image of the bar code at a second time, actuating a light source to illuminate the bar code at multiple specific times during a pre-determined timing sequence, and de-blurring the image data for each row based on the specific times during the pre-determined timing sequence that the light source was actuated..
Floating soft trigger for touch displays on electronic device
A portable electronic device having a touch screen with a floating soft trigger icon for enabling various functions of the electronic device, such as bar code reading, capturing rfid data, capturing video and images, calling applications, and/or placing phone calls. The floating trigger icon is displayed on the touch screen to enable easy identification and access of the trigger icon.
Brewing cartridge lockout bypass
Inserts provide machine readable visual indicia, allowing use of brewing cartridges which do not include the required machine readable indicia, in brewing machines requiring the required machine readable visual indicia for operation. The insert may include features for attachment to the brewing machine, or to the brewing cartridge.
Image reader comprising cmos based image sensor array
The invention features an image reader and a corresponding method for capturing a sharp distortion free image of a target, such as a one or two-dimensional bar code. In one embodiment, the image reader comprises a two-dimensional cmos based image sensor array, a timing module, an illumination module, and a control module.
Hand Held Products, Inc.
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..
Honeywell International Inc. D/b/a Honeywell Scanning & Mobility
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.
Unique heat transfer and use
A unique heat transfer is disclosed for use on specific merchandising articles for a specific event. The heat transfer would be used to promote an event and would be used as a ticket to that event.
Avery Dennison Corporation
Systems and methods for self-service recycling of automotive parts
Systems and methods for self-service recycling are provided. In particular, some embodiments include graphical user interfaces and backend systems that allow users to identify the market for used automotive parts.
Systems and methods for facilitating shipping of parcels
A shipping system, according to various embodiments, is configured for: (1) receiving a request to ship a parcel, the request including shipping information; (2) providing the user with a unique identifier for use in shipping the parcel; (3) receiving an indication that the user has presented the parcel and the unique identifier at an access point; (4) in response to receiving the indication, facilitating placement of a pre-printed bar code (or other indicia) on the parcel at the access point and associating it with the shipping information; (5) facilitating delivery of the parcel from the access point to a handling facility and (6) facilitating placement of a shipping label on parcel at the handling facility. The system may then use the shipping label to facilitate shipment of the parcel from the handling facility to the parcel's final destination..
United Parcel Service Of America, Inc.
Interactive electronic games
An interactive game in which one or more game characters are controlled by chewing, or other mouth-related movements of one or more players. The game may be used in conjunction with marketing of a chewable product, and the game may include a feature in which data associated with a particular product may be detected by a device associated with the game to affect play of the game.
Intercontinental Great Brands Llc
A point-of-sale system includes a stand that supports a tablet computer. The tablet computer can run a merchant application to provide the typical functionality for a point-of-sale system.
Nucleic acid-tagged compositions and methods for multiplexed protein-protein interaction profiling
Methods and compositions for multiplexed protein-protein interaction profiling (e.g., immunoprofiling), based on nucleic acid tagging of polypeptides (e.g., by rna display) are described. In some embodiments the described compositions and methods utilize a library of prey polypeptide targets linked to prey rnas encoding them, and a population of bait polypeptides, e.g., a mixture of antibodies, that bind to one or more of the prey polypeptide targets and are used to isolate and identify the bound prey polypeptide targets by amplification of their associated prey rnas and sequencing of the corresponding cdnas.
Code reading device and code reading program
A code reading device is equipped with a region extracting unit 2, which divides a photographed image of a bar code into a plurality of horizontal areas, and extracts readable regions from the horizontal areas respectively, and a region coupling unit 4, which couples the extracted regions to restore the whole bar code. Even if an unreadable portion occurs in a part of the bar code, a plurality of readable regions are extracted as parts of the barcode and those regions are coupled to restore a bar code the entirety of which can be read.
Method and transmission of visually encoded data
A method for secured data transmission of visually encoded data from a mobile end device to a processing unit includes supplying on a security element of the end device a datum to be transmitted. The datum is encrypted in session-specific fashion through the security element.
Device and populating a legal filing with an individual's name from a government-issued identification document
A device and method for populating a legal filing with an individual's name exactly as it appears on a government-issued identification document. The individual's name is read using a symbolic barcode on the government-issued identification document without storing, or even reading, other information contained in the symbolic bar code that may contravene applicable laws or regulations relating to the storage of such information.
System and delivery of information using nfc
A system with a portable device having an information tag such as a bar code, qr (quick response) code, an rfid (radio frequency identification) tag and/or an nfc (near field communication) tag attached thereto is provided. The system also includes a portable electronic device (ped), a communication network and a management platform.
Pouch Pac Innovations, Llc
Decorative detectable warning panel having improved grip
The present invention relates to detectable warning panels, and in particular to detectable warning panels that display text and/or other graphic information such as commercial messages, trademarks, logos, directions, slogans, pictures, names, product illustrations, emblems, promotional information related to a product or service, quick response codes, matrix code, two-dimensional bar code, optical machine-readable labels, and combinations thereof.. .
Identification notators carrying coded information and the process for using same
A information bearing device into which several wires or a cable can be disposed, for the display of 2d bar code information pertaining to the wires or cable. The device includes a first engaging portion which has a flat base, and a second receiving portion for disposing the device on wire(s)/cable or other item.
Identifying one- or two-dimensional bar codes via weighted image data combination
A method for identifying a one- or two-dimensional barcode in input image data, the method comprising the steps of: obtaining first image data of a first image of the object, said first image being acquired using a first illumination wavelength; obtaining second image data of a second image of the object, said second image being acquired using a second illumination wavelength being different from said first illumination wavelength; calculating a weighting factor based on a statistical processing of pixel values of the first image data and pixel values of the second image data; and generating third image data by calculating a weighted combination using the pixel values of said first image data, the pixel values of said second image data, and said weighting factor.. .
Sicpa Holding Sa
Method for secure key injection with biometric sensors
Systems and methods are disclosed for securely injecting one or more key values into an electronic device by reading with a fingerprint sensor a manufactured key device having a key value. A secure communication channel between a fingerprint sensor and a secure processing system enables the reading, processing, and storing of the fingerprint sensor data from the key device.
Attachment including a mirror that changes an optical path of a camera device
This patent specification describes an attachment for a camera device. The attachment comprises at least one of a target generating mechanism, a proximity sensor, illumination that is optimized for bar code reading, optics that provide an alternative optical path to the camera device, and a supplementary lens system that is optimized for bar code reading..
The Code Corporation
Establishing secure digital relationship using symbology
An embodiment includes an apparatus comprising: a display module; at least one memory coupled to the display module; at least one processor, coupled to the at least one memory, to perform operations comprising: (a) encoding first content, which is based on a first value, in a first bar code, (b) displaying the first bar code with the display module; (c) receiving a second bar code, which includes second content based on a second value, from a second computing node; (d) encoding third content, which is based on a third value, in a third bar code, (e) displaying the third bar code with the display module; (f) determining an encryption key based on the first and second values; and (g) exchanging a message, encrypted based on the encryption key, with the second computing node. Other embodiments are described herein..
Shelf life expiration date management
Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for shelf life expiration date management for smart refrigerators. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for shelf life expiration date management for smart refrigerators is provided.
International Business Machines Corporation
Image forming apparatus, image processing device and image forming method
An image forming apparatus includes: an image forming unit that forms an image on a recording material by ejecting ink; and an image processing unit that, in a case where information of a bar code image is included in image information for forming an image by the image forming unit, carries out a process of making a drop size of the ink used for pixels constituting an edge portion in the bar code image smaller than a drop size of the ink used for pixels constituting a portion other than the edge portion.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
Portable multifunctional multimedia device for personal services industry and mounting system and methods of use
A novel portable mountable multimedia device for improving client experiences in a personal services industry can be detachably mounted to a tool used by the service provider, such as a hair clipper for a barber. The device comprises a processor, data storage, memory, video display and speakers, as well as a data input module, and can accommodate a library of electronic media files.
System and quality management utilizing barcode indicators
A quality management system for products including a multiplicity of bar coded quality indicators each operative to provide a machine-readable indication of exceedance of at least one threshold by at least one product quality affecting parameter, a barcode indicator reader operative to read the barcoded quality indicators and to provide output indications, the barcoded quality indicators being readable by the barcode indicator reader at all times after first becoming readable, including times prior to, during and immediately following exceedance of the at least one threshold by the at least one product quality affecting parameter, and a product type responsive indication interpreter operative to receive the output indications and to provide human sensible, product quality status outputs.. .
Code sourcing on products to access supplemental information value
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, quick response codes (“qr”), and other technologies to internet network addresses (or “urls”).
Patient vital signs monitoring system and vital signs monitor
A patient vital sign monitoring system comprises a frame, a bar code list and a vital sign monitor. The vital sign monitor uses a bar code reader to reads measurement bar codes or function-setting bar codes of the bar code list and generates an action instruction corresponding to a measurement instruction of one measurement bar code or a function-setting instruction of one function-setting bar code to a control unit of a host computer module.
Data entry device with enhanced aiming
An improvement is made to a scanning device to increase item throughput at the point of sale (pos). The scanning device implements a minor that allows a cashier to see hidden or obscured optical codes or bar codes on items.
Datalogic Adc, Inc.
Component identification and tracking system for telecommunication networks
Identification elements (e.g., tracking elements, tracing elements, locating elements, etc.) (22a, 100) are provided on various communication components (20, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 35, 36, 40, 42, 48, 49, 60, 62, 64, 120) provided within a communication network such as a fiber optic network or a copper network. Fiber optic hubs 20 can be identified and/or managed.
Tyco Electronics Raychem Bvba
Wagering 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
System 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
Imaging 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.
Digital picture taking optical reader having hybrid monochrome and color image sensor array
A portable hand held optical reader having a specially constructed two-dimensional image sensor array is operational in a bar code decoding mode and in a picture taking mode. The specially constructed image sensor array, in one embodiment, is a hybrid monochrome and color image sensor pixel array, wherein a first subset of the pixels are monochrome pixels devoid of wavelength selective color filter elements and a second subset of the pixels are color sensitive pixels including wavelength selective color filter elements..
Hand Held Products, Inc.
Methods 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.
Commerce 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.
Bar codes used for various applications. A bar code can be used for biometrics, or for computer data entry.
Pet 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
System 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.
Systems 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
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).
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)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Electronic shopping assembly
A electronic shopping assembly includes a housing that may be carried by a user. A processor is coupled to the housing.
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
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
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
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.. .
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.
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..
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.. .
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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.. .
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.. .
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.. .
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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