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Date/App# patent app List of recent Bar Code-related patents
05/19/16
20160140486 
 Systems and methods for facilitating shipping of parcels patent thumbnailSystems 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.


05/19/16
20160136516 
 Interactive electronic games patent thumbnailInteractive 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


05/12/16
20160132852 
 Point-of-sale system patent thumbnailPoint-of-sale system
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.
Square, Inc.


05/05/16
20160122751 
 Nucleic acid-tagged compositions and methods for multiplexed protein-protein interaction profiling patent thumbnailNucleic 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.

04/21/16
20160110580 
 Code reading device and code reading program patent thumbnailCode 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.

04/21/16
20160110552 
 Method and  transmission of visually encoded data patent thumbnailMethod 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.

04/14/16
20160104167 
 Device and  populating a legal filing with an individual's name from a government-issued identification document patent thumbnailDevice 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.

04/07/16
20160099753 
 System and  delivery of information using nfc patent thumbnailSystem 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


04/07/16
20160098948 
 Decorative detectable warning panel having improved grip patent thumbnailDecorative 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.. .
Brandbumps, Llc


04/07/16
20160098624 
 Identification notators carrying coded information and the process for using same patent thumbnailIdentification 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.

04/07/16
20160098585 

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


03/31/16
20160094548 

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.
Apple Inc.


03/31/16
20160092711 

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


03/24/16
20160087949 

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..
Intel Corporation


03/24/16
20160086146 

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


03/24/16
20160082721 

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.


03/24/16
20160082609 

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.

03/10/16
20160071000 

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.. .
Varcode Ltd.


03/03/16
20160063128 

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”).

02/25/16
20160051155 

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.

02/18/16
20160048715 

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.


02/11/16
20160042085 

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


01/28/16
20160027256 

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


01/28/16
20160026726 

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


01/14/16
20160012269 

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.
Padloc Inc.


01/07/16
20160006994 

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.


01/07/16
20160005007 

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.


12/31/15
20150379601 

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.


12/31/15
20150379154 

Barcode device


Bar codes used for various applications. A bar code can be used for biometrics, or for computer data entry.
Equitable Ip


12/31/15
20150374472 

Pet and people care management system


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


12/24/15
20150371199 

System and management of return items


A method for collecting returned items or information about returned items and evaluating return policy criteria with respect to collected items, and a system for the same, are disclosed. The method includes providing a station, such as a kiosk terminal, preferably at a pharmacy location.

12/24/15
20150371187 

Systems and methods for control of electronic parcel lockers


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


12/24/15
20150368606 

Automated transfer mechanism for microbial detection apparatus


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


12/17/15
20150363985 

Scanner printer combination for credentialing


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


12/17/15
20150359954 

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


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


12/03/15
20150348080 

Omni channel commerce enhancement mechanisms


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


12/03/15
20150347803 

Cluster computing of bar code data


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


12/03/15
20150347797 

Imaging based engine with multiple elements supported on a common printed circuit board


An apparatus for use in decoding a bar code symbol may include an image sensor integrated circuit having a plurality of pixels, timing, and control circuitry for controlling an image sensor, gain circuitry for controlling gain, and analog to digital conversion circuitry for conversion of an analog signal to a digital signal. The apparatus may also include a printed circuit board for receiving the image sensor integrated circuit.
Metrologic Instruments, Inc.


11/26/15
20150339894 

Automated banking machine with non-contact reading of card data


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


11/26/15
20150339740 

Bill calculation and payment system


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

11/26/15
20150339460 

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


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


11/26/15
20150338311 

Emissions measurement equipment and method


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


11/19/15
20150332077 

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


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


11/12/15
20150324881 

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


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


11/12/15
20150324618 

Integrated unit for reading identification information base on inherent disorder


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

11/12/15
20150322426 

Dna based bar code for improved food traceability


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


11/05/15
20150317923 

Inconspicuous optical tags and methods therefor


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


10/29/15
20150310531 

Electronic shopping assembly


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

10/29/15
20150310241 

Package-on-package based integrated circuit chip imager


An apparatus for use in decoding a bar code symbol includes a first integrated circuit chip with a wafer level camera, at least one light source, and a plurality of contact pads on a surface of the chip and a second integrated circuit chip with a processor, memory, plurality of contact pads on a surface of the chip, and plurality of contact pads on another surface of the chip. The apparatus includes a pcb having a plurality of contact pads disposed on at least one surface of the pcb and wherein the first and second integrated circuit chips are vertically stacked on the pcb and the plurality of contact pads on the first and second integrated circuit chips interface with the contact pads of the second integrated circuit chip and pcb.
Honeywell International, Inc. D.b.a. Honeywell Scanning & Mobility


10/29/15
20150306492 

Method of playing a game ticket with a folding action


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


10/22/15
20150302236 

Method and device for identifying a two-dimensional barcode


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


10/15/15
20150294129 

Method and device for identifying a two-dimensional barcode


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

10/15/15
20150293089 

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


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

10/15/15
20150289619 

Runway bag


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

10/08/15
20150287005 

Bar coded monetary transaction system and method


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

10/08/15
20150286895 

System for monitoring coffee machines and corresponding monitoring method


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

10/01/15
20150276470 

Method of and system for detecting object weighing interferences


A pos-based checkout/scale system having (i) a bar code symbol reading subsystem for reading bar code symbols on products being purchased at a retail pos station, and (ii) a produce weigh scale having a weigh scale assembly for weighing one or more produce items on a weigh platter during produce weighing operations carried out at the time of checkout at said retail pos station. The system also includes an automatic produce weighing interference detection subsystem, supporting an ir-based light curtain about the weigh platter, automatically detects when any object is overhanging the weigh platter during produce weighing operations, and generates an alert signal when such conditions are automatically detected..
Metrologic Instruments, Inc.


10/01/15
20150274975 

Phenyl xanthene dyes


Fluorescent phenyl xanthene dyes are described that comprise any fluorescein, rhodamine or rhodol comprising a particular c9 phenyl ring. One or both of the ortho groups on the lower c9 phenyl ring is ortho substituted with a group selected from alkyl, heteroalkyl, alkoxy, halo, haloalkyl, amino, mercapto, alkylthio, cyano, isocyano, cyanato, mercaptocyanato, nitroso, nitro, azido, sulfeno, sulfinyl, and sulfino.
Applied Biosystems, Llc


09/24/15
20150268259 

Reagent and sample handling device for automatic testing system


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


09/24/15
20150266662 

Prize packages containing math teaching tools and edible confectionery items


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

09/10/15
20150254504 

Epulltab system


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


09/03/15
20150248726 

Drivers license look-up


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


09/03/15
20150248691 

Drivers license parser


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


09/03/15
20150248267 

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


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


08/27/15
20150242836 

Pre-paid usage system for encoded information reading terminals


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


08/27/15
20150242671 

Method and reading optical indicia using a plurality of data sources


A system for decoding an encoded symbol character associated with a product is provided. The system includes a scanning apparatus comprising a first scan source disposed within a housing, and a second scan source disposed within the housing.
Honeywell International, Inc. D/b/a Honeywell Scanning & Mobility


08/27/15
20150242658 

Symbol reading system having predictive diagnostics


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


08/27/15
20150238673 

Authentication and tracking system


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


08/13/15
20150228133 

Secure door entry system and method


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


08/13/15
20150226552 

Directional shockproof tilting display tag


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


08/13/15
20150224027 

Device for taking samples from containers


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


08/06/15
20150221160 

Banking system controlled responsive to data read from data bearing records


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


08/06/15
20150221086 

System and monitoring and confirming medication dosage


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

08/06/15
20150216325 

Scanning clip


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

07/30/15
20150213054 

Mapping and asset lifecycle tracking system


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

07/23/15
20150205980 

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


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


07/16/15
20150199551 

Use of invisible ink to create metadata of image object


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


07/16/15
20150199550 

Use of invisible ink to create metadata of image object


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


07/09/15
20150194005 

Sheets processing apparatus and sheets processing method


A sheet processing apparatus including a table to be loaded a first and a second banknote group partitioned by a header card recording the bar code number in the piling direction of the banknotes, a take-in portion to take in the banknotes of the first and second banknote groups loaded on the table and the header card, a discrimination portion to count the banknotes taken in by the take-in portion and discriminate the kind thereof, a plurality of stackers to sort and stack the banknotes discriminated by the discrimination portion on the basis of the kink thereof, and a sensor to detect the header card taken in by the take-in portion. The sheet processing apparatus additionally includes a controller to control so as to stop the taking-in of the second banknote group on the basis of detection of the header card by the sensor and after a lapse of a predetermined time, to start the taking-in of the second banknote group..
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


07/09/15
20150193609 

Device, method, and system for augmented reality security


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


07/09/15
20150192342 

Technical glacette


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


07/02/15
20150189067 

System for data card emulation


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


06/25/15
20150181432 

Remote configuration of digital video surveillance system elements


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


06/25/15
20150176046 

Method for automated unloading of microbial detection apparatus


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


06/18/15
20150172288 

Secure information handling system matrix bar code


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


06/18/15
20150169259 

Information processing apparatus, printing controlling method, and program


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


06/04/15
20150154558 

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


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


06/04/15
20150151192 

Shuffled playing cards and manufacturing method thereof


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


06/04/15
20150151191 

Shuffled playing cards and manufacturing method thereof


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


05/28/15
20150149382 

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


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


05/28/15
20150149331 

Taking device inventory using dynamically generated symbols


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


05/28/15
20150149307 

Location-based ordering


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

05/28/15
20150149028 

Diagnostic tool with smart camera


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


05/28/15
20150148811 

Device and animal identification


Methods and device for marking animals are disclosed. An ear tag configurable for attachment to a rodent ear, e.g., a mouse ear, is presented, wherein the ear tag includes a color-coded image, an alphanumeric character string, a bar code and/or a visual signage.
Rapid Lab, Inc.




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

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