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  • Patent number: 8868462
    Abstract: A method for conducting PIN authorized EMV payments using an ordinary mobile phone. The credit card payment is conducted using a merchant's device comprising a card reader and a mobile phone a payment server and a buyer's mobile phone. A PIN entry request is sent from the merchant's device to the buyer's device via the payment server. A secure application in the buyer's device is executed and a PIN code may be entered securely. The entered PIN code is either verified, via the payment server, against the credit card in said merchant's device or against a bank server. Thus, secure credit card payments can be performed using an ordinary unsecure mobile device's.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Izettle Merchant Services AB
    Inventor: Magnus Nilsson
  • Patent number: 8833656
    Abstract: A system for decoding energy peaks of an identifier comprises an decoder. The decoder is configured to receive a first reference peak position and a second reference peak position associated with an identifier. The identifier comprises a rugate microtag. The encoder is configured to receive a set of data pattern peak positions associated with the identifier. The decoder is configured to determine a set of adjusted data pattern peak positions based on the first reference peak position and the second reference peak position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Tru Tag Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Learmonth, Ting Zhou
  • Publication number: 20140252093
    Abstract: The invention relates to a code support (60a, 60b) adapted to be associated with or part of a capsule intended for delivering a beverage in a beverage producing device by centrifugation of the capsule. The support comprises a code formed by at least a first sequence of symbols and a second sequence of symbols. The code is represented on the support so that each symbol is sequentially readable by a reading arrangement (100) of an external reading device while the capsule is driven in rotation along an axis of rotation (Z). The first sequence comprises at least one first preamble sequence of symbols, and at least one first data sequence of symbols. The second sequence comprises at least one second preamble sequence of symbols and at least one second data sequence of symbols. The first preamble sequence is distinct from the second preamble sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Christian Jarisch, Stefan Kaeser, Arnaud Gerbaulet
  • Publication number: 20140252092
    Abstract: In various disclosed examples, an identifier is selected from a first set of identifiers, the selected identifier having a representation of at least two different characters. An indication of a difference between the representation of the selected identifier and representations of one or more identifiers from a second set of identifiers is calculated, and the selected identifier is determined to be an eligible identifier if the indication of the difference satisfies a threshold criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven J Simske, Marie Vans, Cesare Gritti
  • Patent number: 8827157
    Abstract: A scanner detection model is created by a detection system to determine whether a laser scanner is present so the user is notified of the potential inability to accurately read a machine-readable identifier on a user device. A user operating the user device accesses an electronic record and a machine-readable identifier that comprises information identifying the electronic record is displayed on the user device. A scanner detection module detects display of the machine-readable identifier and turns on a camera resident on the user device. The camera captures and analyzes images. The scanner detection module identifies whether the scanner is a laser scanner based on an analysis of the images and the scanner detection model created by the detection system. If the scanner is a laser scanner, a message is displayed on the user device indicating that the machine-readable identifier is to be entered or inputted, instead of scanned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Marcus Alexander Foster, Chandrasekhar Thota, David Singleton
  • Publication number: 20140236338
    Abstract: A RFID printer for printing and determining the quality of RFID record members having transponders is provided. The RFID printer may be used to print RFID record members utilizing a continuous moving web. In particular, a RFID printer includes an integrated RFID data collector such that identifying RFID transponder information may be recorded and associated with a barcode for inventory tracking purposes. An association file created by the RFID printer may be transferred to a manufacturer or retailer brand owner. The association file may be deleted from the RFID printer upon acknowledgment of receipt of the transmitted association file to the manufacturer or retail brand owner. The RFID printer provides methods for determining quality of RFID printed record members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond A. BLANCHARD, JR., Michael R. BROWN, Regina A. DAVIS, Timothy J. ENTINGH, Clive G. JONES, Richard E. ROBERTS
  • Publication number: 20140231501
    Abstract: An object tracking method and device of an electronic device are provided. The object tracking method of the electronic device includes tracking an object recognized in at least one digital image, wherein the tracking of the object includes generating a reference object using at least a part of the object recognized in the at least one digital image, and tracking the object using the reference object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Anton MYKHAILENKO, Fedir ZUBACH, Ikhwan CHO, Kyusung CHO
  • Publication number: 20140217174
    Abstract: A magnetic card reader module includes a magnetic sensor and an adjacent groove, a microcontroller and an application. The magnetic sensor is configured to pick-up an analog magnetic signal generated by swiping a magnetic stripe through the groove. The magnetic stripe is attached to a card and comprises tracks with magnetically encoded data. The microcontroller is configured to convert the analog magnetic signal into a digital signal. The application is configured to analyze the digital signal, and to perform soft-decision decode of the digital signal and to generate an output comprising the magnetically encoded data and side information providing card swipe information feedback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: BBPOS LIMITED
    Inventors: Chi Wah Lo, Hwai Sian Tsai
  • Publication number: 20140203081
    Abstract: An electronic device comprises a socket having a plurality of connection terminals that accommodates a card-type external device having a corner cut-out portion, a plurality of contact pads exposed on a surface of the card-type external device that are correspondingly connected to the connection terminals in response to insertion of the card-type external device into the socket. A detection unit detects erroneous insertion of the card-type external device into the socket in response to incorrect location of the cut-out portion during the erroneous insertion. A processor outputs a control signal in response to the detected erroneous insertion of the card-type external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong-Sang YUN
  • Publication number: 20140166742
    Abstract: It is an object to provide an information recording medium with which information symbols can be suitably read. This information recording medium comprises a sheet-form member (33), a plurality of information symbols (18) that are displayed on the surface of the sheet-form member (33) and each have the same information, and an edge line (34) that is provided at one end and/or the other end of the sheet-form member (33) and allows an information reading device which reads the information symbols (18) to recognize the end of the sheet-form member (33).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tooru Aoki, Seiji Kikuchi, Mitsuteru Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20140158764
    Abstract: A smart card reader (1) capable of transmitting a power signal to a smart card (2) to determine a duration WT called Waiting Time in keeping with the standard ISO 7816 and sending commands to said smart card (2), the reader (1) comprising a detector for detecting a malfunctioning condition of the smart card (2) and being configured to cut said power signal when the malfunctioning condition is fulfilled. This reader is remarkable in that said malfunctioning condition is different to reaching, by a counter configured to be incremented with the time from the sending of a command to the smart card (2), of a value corresponding to the duration WT elapsed from the sending of the command or reinitialisation of the counter in response to the receipt of a protocol message of the smart card (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: OBERTHUR TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Nicolas MORIN, Christophe GIRAUD
  • Patent number: 8733650
    Abstract: Various algorithms are presented that enable an image of a barcode, captured by a camera of an electronic device, to be analyzed and decoded for use in obtaining information about an object or item associated with the barcode. The algorithms can account for variations in focus of the image, as may result in blur due to movement or a lack of auto-focus features. An offline training phase can be used to generate a set of possible symbol appearance templates, where at least some of the templates reflect simulations for varying levels and types of noise in an image. A decoding phase compares these templates to a captured image and performs a sequence-wide optimization to determine the overall most likely sequence of digits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Aleksandr V. Segal, Arnab S. Dhua, Max Delgadillo
  • Patent number: 8733649
    Abstract: An exemplary Data Matrix barcode decoding chip, comprising: a characteristic searching unit configured for searching for a characteristic pattern in the barcode image to determine pixel coordinates of the characteristic pattern; a barcode parameter acquiring unit configured for acquiring a barcode parameter according to the pixel coordinates of the characteristic pattern; a correction characteristic acquiring unit configured for searching for a characteristic position in the barcode image and acquiring a correction characteristic according to the characteristic position; a module information processing unit configured for calculating a grayscale value corresponding to a module according to the barcode parameter and the correction characteristic; a binarizing unit configured for binarizing the module; a codeword extracting unit configured for extracting a codeword according to the binarized module; and an error correction and decoding unit configured for decoding the codeword.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Fujian Newland Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qiang Cai, Wenchuan Chen, Yousen Qiu, Tao Yang
  • Publication number: 20140131441
    Abstract: A decodable indicia reading terminal can comprise a multiple pixel image sensor, an imaging lens configured to focus an image of decodable indicia on the image sensor, an analog-to-digital (A/D) converter configured to convert an analog signal read out of the image sensor into a digital signal, a communication interface, and a microprocessor configured to output decoded message data corresponding to the decodable indicia by processing the digital signal. The decodable indicia reading terminal can be configured, responsive to a triggering event, to transmit via the communication interface a decoding result and an indicia readability rating. The triggering event can be provided by a failure to detect decodable indicia, the indicia readability rating being less than a pre-defined threshold, exceeding a pre-defined time period to decode decodable indicia, a user interface action, and a command received via said communication interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: METROLOGIC INSTRUMENTS, INC.
    Inventors: James Nahill, Mark Hernandez, Sergio DiVentura
  • Publication number: 20140097246
    Abstract: Methods and devices for batch scanning 2D barcodes are provided by using a 2D barcode positioning process to determine a barcode area corresponding to each 2D barcode of a plurality of 2D barcodes in an image. According to the barcode area corresponding to each 2D barcode, the image containing the plurality of 2D barcodes can be segmented to provide a plurality of 2D barcode images with each barcode image corresponding to one 2D barcode of the plurality of 2D barcodes. Each barcode image of the plurality of 2D barcode images corresponding to the plurality of 2D barcodes can be decoded to obtain data contained in each barcode image. An exemplary device can include a positioning module, a segmenting module, and a decoding module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: BO HU, XI WANG, KAI ZHANG, RUIYI ZHOU, ZHENGKAI XIE, BOSEN HE, HUIJIAO YANG, YING HUANG, YULEI LIU, WEI LI, CHENG FENG, TINGYONG TANG, SHA MO
  • Publication number: 20140097245
    Abstract: A system for encoding energy peaks of an identifier comprises an encoder. The encoder is configured to define a readable spectral range of an identifier. The identifier comprises a rugate microtag. The encoder is configured to divide the readable spectral range into a plurality of bins. The encoder is configured to encode in a center of a bin near one end of the readable spectral range a reference peak. The encoder is configured to encode in a center of each of a set of bins a set of peaks of a data pattern within the readable spectral range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: TruTag Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Learmonth, Ting Zhou
  • Publication number: 20140097242
    Abstract: An integrated read head system includes a mobile device with an audio jack and at least one microphone input port. A read head is physically coupled to the mobile device. The read head has a slot for swiping a magnetic stripe of a financial transaction card to enable a financial transaction between a buyer and seller. The read head reads data on the magnetic stripe and produces a signal indicative of data stored on the magnetic stripe. The read head has an output jack that physically connects the read head to at least one of the audio jack or microphone port of the mobile device. The read head provides the signal to the mobile device. Card reader circuitry includes an encryption system which provides that at least a portion of the signal is encrypted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Square Inc.
    Inventor: James McKelvey
  • Patent number: 8688577
    Abstract: Method, system and program product, the system comprising: computer programmed for accessing databases comprising: aggregated deposit account information for plurality of FDIC-insured aggregated deposit accounts held in plurality of depository institutions; and client account information; obtaining fund transfer instructions; allocating fund amounts for other depository institutions; generating data for depositing funds to or withdrawing funds from at least one aggregated deposit account multiple times in a month period, comprising generating data for instructions for making a withdrawal from one depository institution more than six times during the month period, using methods: in person, by mail, messenger, telephone, automated teller machine, for withdrawals except for a set of at least 1-6 withdrawals within last six business days of the month period, and presenting instructions to depository institution using method that counts against a 6 withdrawal limit for this set of the withdrawals during the last s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Island Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Bent, Bruce Bent, II, David Edgar Gareis, Thomas J. O'Donnell
  • Publication number: 20140084061
    Abstract: To prevent misreading of barcodes and to allow accurate outputting of bar data even when an element is damaged or blurred, an optical information reading device containing a computation means 23a for adding widths of 6 elements containing a bar and a space that are adjacent within one character to derive respective patterns of 2- through n-element added widths and for converting each of the patterns of 2- through n-element added widths into the module number for one character to obtain the module numbers of the patterns of the 2- through n-element added widths; an extraction means 23b for narrowing down the target characters to extract a candidate character wherein the target character is that each module number of the 2- through n-element widths is an integer with an error equal to or less than 1; and a search means 23d for comparing the extracted candidate character, having the module numbers of the patterns of the 2- through n-element added widths with the expected value character for evaluating the candid
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Optoelectronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuto Kimura, Hiroshi Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 8678280
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a code reading apparatus includes an image pickup section, a detecting section, a size recognizing section, and a reading section. The image pickup section picks up an image. The detecting section detects, from the picked-up image, a two-dimensional code obtained by converting information concerning a transaction of a commodity. The size recognizing section recognizes the size of the detected two-dimensional code. The reading section reads the information from the detected two-dimensional code if the recognized size of the two-dimensional code is different from the size of a two-dimensional code recognized immediately before the recognition of the size of the two-dimensional code in the same transaction processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazufumi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8668149
    Abstract: Misreads in decodable indicia by terminals such as bar code scanners (e.g., laser, image sensors) can occur. Solutions can include increasing redundancy or screening out erroneous data. Embodiments of screening error reduction circuits, terminals, and/or methods for processing decodable indicia data are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Good
  • Patent number: 8655689
    Abstract: A method, system and program product, the method comprising accessing, databases, comprising: aggregated account information for FDIC accounts; client account information for each of the respective client accounts, wherein the client account represents funds of the respective client held in the one or more aggregated deposit accounts holding funds of the respective client, the client account information; capacity caps; and obtaining, high, second and lowest stratification balances held in respective depository institutions; calculating for depository institutions a respective total balance in the program; calculating respective excess capacities for respective depository institutions; modifying, parameters selected from the group of a number of client accounts, additional client account funds, a total number of the depository institutions participating in the program, and the capacity caps for one or more of the depository institutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Island Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: David Edgar Gareis
  • Patent number: 8640952
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for mobile code decoding fault recovery are provided. The method includes scanning a mobile code, decoding the mobile code, when the mobile code is not decoded successfully, storing a decoded portion of the mobile code as a partially decoded mobile code, and decoding the mobile code based on a sequence alignment algorithm and a predetermined number of partially decoded mobile codes, and providing the decoded mobile code to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shu Wang
  • Patent number: 8636212
    Abstract: A decodable indicia reading terminal can comprise a multiple pixel image sensor, an imaging lens configured to focus an image of decodable indicia on the image sensor, an analog-to-digital (A/D) converter configured to convert an analog signal read out of the image sensor into a digital signal, a communication interface, and a microprocessor configured to output decoded message data corresponding to the decodable indicia by processing the digital signal. The decodable indicia reading terminal can be configured, responsive to a triggering event, to transmit via the communication interface a decoding result and an indicia readability rating. The triggering event can be provided by a failure to detect decodable indicia, the indicia readability rating being less than a pre-defined threshold, exceeding a pre-defined time period to decode decodable indicia, a user interface action, and a command received via said communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: James Nahill, Mark Hernandez, Sergio DiVentura
  • Patent number: 8636213
    Abstract: A system for encoding energy peaks of an identifier comprises an encoder. The encoder is configured to define a readable spectral range of an identifier. The identifier comprises a rugate microtag. The encoder is configured to divide the readable spectral range into a plurality of bins. The encoder is configured to encode in a center of a bin near one end of the readable spectral range a reference peak. The encoder is configured to encode in a center of each of a set of bins a set of peaks of a data pattern within the readable spectral range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: TruTag Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Learmonth, Ting Zhou
  • Publication number: 20140008436
    Abstract: A method for the detection of a marker affixed to the surface of an object, includes: acquiring a photographic image of a zone containing at least one marker; extracting contours from the photographic image; detecting a marker-positioning contour from among the aforementioned contours, which corresponds to a set of confocal conics having a predetermined form; modelling an image of the confocal conics in the form of a matrix having at least two symmetric matrices of order 3; analyzing the matrices in order to determine a perspective correction for the photographic image; detecting, in the perspective-corrected photographic image, an indexing element associated graphically with the positioning contour of the marker, and rotation-correcting the photographic image; detecting, in the perspective and rotation-corrected photographic image, encoded data graphically associated with the positioning contour of the marker, and decoding the encoded data. A marker-detection system using the method is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: UBLEAM
    Inventors: Samuel Boury, Olivier Mezzarobba, Pierre Gurdjos, Vincent Charvillat
  • Patent number: 8622295
    Abstract: A unit of a media depository is described. The unit comprises: a body adapted to be supported by at least one support member of the depository in a working position and further adapted to be slidably moveable on the at least one supporting member between the working position and a pivot position; a first hinge member adapted to be movably mounted on the at least one support member; and, a second hinge member attached to or integral with the body. When the body is moved from the working position to the pivot position, the first and second hinge members engage such that the first hinge member is forced by the second hinge member to move with the body to the pivot position at which the first and second hinge members form a pivoting mechanism by which the body is pivotally attached to the at least one support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas Peterek
  • Publication number: 20140001261
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method of reading and verifying a tag based on inherent disorder during a manufacturing process. The method includes using a first reader to take a first reading of an inherent disorder feature of the tag, and using a second reader to take a second reading of the inherent disorder feature of the tag. The method further includes matching the first reading with the second reading, and determining one or more acceptance criteria, wherein at least one of the acceptance criteria is based on whether the first reading and the second reading match within a predetermined threshold. If the acceptance criteria are met, then the tag is accepted, and a fingerprint for the tag is recorded. The invention further provides a method of testing and characterizing a reader of inherent disorder tags during a manufacturing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: BILCARE TECHNOLOGIES SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Winston Cheng Lock Tan, Peter Malcolm Moran, Jeck Slew Mel Ng, Adrian Paul Burden, Stefano Bittante
  • Publication number: 20140001259
    Abstract: An arrangement for, and a method of, preventing a misread of a one-dimensional symbol that can be read in either one of two polarities in an electro-optical reader. A data capture assembly captures light from the symbol, and generates an electrical signal indicative of the captured light. A controller simultaneously processes and decodes the electrical signal as a first decoded result of one of the polarities and as a second decoded result of the other of the polarities. The controller also determines the validity of the first and second decoded results, and generates an output in dependence upon the validity determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dariusz J. Madej, Dayou Wang
  • Publication number: 20140001260
    Abstract: A system for encoding energy peaks of an identifier comprises an encoder. The encoder is configured to define a readable spectral range of an identifier. The identifier comprises a rugate microtag. The encoder is configured to divide the readable spectral range into a plurality of bins. The encoder is configured to encode in a center of a bin near one end of the readable spectral range a reference peak. The encoder is configured to encode in a center of each of a set of bins a set of peaks of a data pattern within the readable spectral range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: TruTag Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Learmonth, Ting Zhou
  • Publication number: 20130341397
    Abstract: A code reader (10) having an image sensor (20) for the generation of images of a detection zone (12) resolved into pixels is provided having a decoding unit (24) in order to identify code regions (14) in the images and to readout their coded information, as well as having a verification unit (28) for evaluating the code quality in accordance with predefined criteria. In this connection the verification (28) is configured to initially generate a normalized verification image of the code from the code regions (14) by means of image processing for the verification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Pascal SCHULER, Dietram RINKLIN, Sascha BURGHARDT
  • Publication number: 20130292470
    Abstract: An automated checkout system and method of operation for reading encoded data on a bottom surface of an item using a data reader. The automated checkout system includes a leading conveyor section and a trailing conveyor section separated by a gap therebetween, where the item is transported across the gap as it moves between the conveyors. A first and second reading device are each positioned beneath the conveyor sections, where each reading device has a field of view projecting through the gap. The first reading device is configured to acquire a first set of scan data and the second reading device is configured to acquire a second set of scan data different from the first. In some embodiments, the first set of scan data may include two-dimensional area views of the encoded data, and the second set of scan data may include linescans of the encoded data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Alan Shearin, WenLiang Gao, Bryan L. Olmstead
  • Patent number: 8561899
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide time-varying barcodes for information exchange. Specifically, embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for communicating information between electronic devices via a time-varying barcode image sequence. In a typical embodiment, information to be transmitted is divided into packets. A barcode image is generated from each packet. Each barcode image is displayed sequentially with varying display times based on the complexity of the barcode image. A second electronic device reads and decodes the barcode image sequence until the entire information is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventor: Moon J. Kim
  • Publication number: 20130256409
    Abstract: A new technology is provided for a portable bar code verification reader and is designed to create a video image of a bar code label in accordance to strict industry bar code verification standards. The barcode verification reader will effectively capture a bar code label and then send the resulting video image to a computer. The resulting bar code label quality may be displayed on the portable verification reader via one or more LED's, an embedded display monitor, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: David Andrew Barnwell Reed, Timothy Francis Lydell
  • Publication number: 20130256410
    Abstract: A method for decoding a two-dimensional optical code formed by a set number of codewords, wherein decoding the code based on a single acquired image has not been successful, includes analysing an acquired image and at least one further acquired image and obtaining a respective set and further set of values of identified codewords. Each codeword can take on either an undefined value or vice versa a numeric value if the codeword is recognised. A combined set of codewords is created and each codeword of the combined set is assigned a value of a codeword of the set and/or of the further set and an algorithm for detecting and self-correction of errors is applied to the combined set to obtain confirmation of successful decoding of the two-dimensional code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: DATALOGIC IP TECH S.R.L.
    Inventors: Francesco Deppieri, Antonio Pascarella, Rinaldo Zocca
  • Patent number: 8544741
    Abstract: A barcode includes a plurality of blocks arranged to define a coordinate system across the barcode. A method determines sizes of at least first and second blocks into which arbitrary information is to be encoded such that the blocks have a pair-wise anharmonic relationship with each other. A first portion of the arbitrary information to be encoded in the first block and a second portion of the arbitrary information to be encoded in the second block are then selected. The method encodes the first portion and the second portion, and provides a decode verification mechanism in each of the first and second blocks. A plurality of the encoded first blocks and a plurality of the encoded second blocks are arranged to form a barcode and to define a coordinate system therein, whereupon the barcode may be stored to a memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shaun Peter O'Keefe
  • Patent number: 8542867
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus and method determine whether an error detecting rate of original information extracted from a code image in a read image obtained by reading a sheet on which the code image is formed, is not smaller than a predetermined value. When it is not smaller than a predetermined value, a code image is reproduced from the extracted original information and the code image in the read image is replaced therewith. One example of the code image is a barcode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuushi Sato, Yasuhiro Kozuka
  • Patent number: 8540156
    Abstract: A barcoded quality indicator operative to provide a machine-readable indication of exceedance of at least one product quality threshold by at least one product quality affecting parameter, the barcoded quality indicator including a changeable barcode including at least one material having at least one variable visually-sensible characteristic which gradually changes as a function of changes in the at least one product quality affecting parameter and a background having at least one selectable visually-sensible characteristic which is not variable or not variable in the same way as is the barcode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Varcode Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaron Nemet, Ephraim Brand
  • Publication number: 20130228619
    Abstract: Utilizing natural variations in marked features on an item as a way of establishing an identifier specific to that item, storing the identifier separately from the item, and subsequently accessing the identifier to validate the identity of the item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: SYS-TECH SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Michael L. Soborski
  • Publication number: 20130221097
    Abstract: A medical delivery device may include at least one electronic sensor and a decoding module. The at least one electronic sensor and the decoding module are configured to (i) identify a coding feature of a drug reservoir inserted in the medical delivery device and (ii) determine information related to the drug reservoir based on the identified coding feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Shane Alistair Day, Barry Yates, Richard James Vincent Avery, David Moore
  • Patent number: 8517268
    Abstract: A card reading machine includes a card reader for reading data on a magnetic card and a device for preventing reading of the data on the magnetic card by illegal card reading devices operatively associated with the card reading machine. The device for preventing may include an oscillator, a driver circuit and a coil for generating electromagnetic signals similar to data on a card. A method for preventing reading of data on a magnetic card by in illegal card reader in operative association with an apparatus having a card reader intended to read the data on the magnetic card includes producing a signal ruining the data collected by the illegal card reader. The apparatus having a card reader may include an insertion slot in which case the method may further include producing the signal near the insertion slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignees: Kronik Elektrik Elektronik Ve Bilgisayar Sistemleri Sanayi Ticaret Sirketi, TMD Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Cihat Celik Basar, Hakan Askeroglu, Ismet Yesil
  • Patent number: 8511556
    Abstract: A card reader may include a reader-side non-contact communication antenna, a transfer path through which a card is transferred, a transfer mechanism to transfer the card, a controller to control the transfer mechanism, and a regulator to regulate transfer of the card. The reader-side antenna may be provided proximate to the transfer path. The regulator may be positioned such that the reader-side antenna can communicate with a card-side antenna on the card. The controller may control the transfer mechanism to move the card closer to the regulator or away from the regulator after the card has stopped once, so as to enable communication between the reader-side antenna and the card-side antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Nidec Sankyo Corporation
    Inventor: Junro Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 8511557
    Abstract: A system for encoding energy peaks of an identifier comprises an encoder. The encoder is configured to define a readable spectral range of an identifier. The identifier comprises a rugate microtag. The encoder is configured to divide the readable spectral range into a plurality of bins. The encoder is configured to encode in a center of a bin near one end of the readable spectral range a reference peak. The encoder is configured to encode in a center of each of a set of bins a set of peaks of a data pattern within the readable spectral range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: TruTag Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Learmonth, Ting Zhou
  • Patent number: 8505819
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a biological measuring device with auto coding capabilities. In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, the biological measuring device with auto coding capabilities includes a test strip having a substrate and at least a first contact pad and a second contact pad provided on the substrate; and a code reader having at least a first metal pin and a second metal pin to couple to the first contact pad and the second contact pad to obtain coding information associated with the test strip, wherein the code reader is capable of reading the coding information based on a movement of the test strip before the test strip is placed still in relation to the code reader for a proper reading of a sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Tyson Bioresearch, Inc.
    Inventors: Cheng-Che Lee, Wen-Hai Tsai, Keng-Hao Chang, Chiu-Chin Yang, Waken Chen, Jih-Hsin Yeh
  • Publication number: 20130200144
    Abstract: he method for marking a product includes: a step of forming, on or in the product, a mark robust to copying, with a first resolution, a step of forming, on or in the product, a mark sensitive to copying, with a second resolution higher than the first resolution, a step of capturing an image of the robust mark, the sensitive mark and another part of the product and a step of memorizing an item of information representing the image of the robust mark, the sensitive mark and the other image part. In embodiments, during at least one forming step, the position of the mark formed during this forming step is random in relation to the other image part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: ADVANCED TRACK & TRACE
    Inventors: Jean Pierre Massicot, Alain Foucou, Zbigniew Sagan
  • Publication number: 20130175340
    Abstract: A two-dimensional code reader and program generate edge images based on obtained images, extract candidate regions within these edge images, determine whether or not the extracted candidate regions are valid, determine whether or not characteristic patterns are included in each corresponding region in the original image, and then detects two-dimensional code regions within original images. The two-dimensional code reader and program repeatedly implement generation of edge images based on conversion conditions that correspond to the applicable order among a plurality of conversion condition types in a pre-set order, detection of candidate regions among the generated edge images, determination of whether or not the extracted candidate regions are valid, determination of whether or not characteristic patterns are included in the corresponding regions in the original images that correspond to valid candidate regions, and detection of two-dimensional code regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: SHIFT CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Endo, Masaki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8484086
    Abstract: Disclosed is a terminal device (10) for payment data exchange comprising interfaces for coupling to a point of sale devices (26), to a mobile phone (14), and to a payment center (1). The payment data exchange is performed on two different ways. In a first way from the payment terminal device (10) via the mobile phone (14) and the mobile voice network (5) to the authorization center (1) or, vice versa, from the payment center (1) via the mobile voice network (5) and the mobile phone (14) to the payment terminal device (10), wherein the payment data are transferred between the payment terminal device (10) and the mobile phone (14) on voice information. On the second way the data are transferred directly from the terminal device (10) via e.g. the network (5) to the authorization center (1) and, vice versa, from the payment center (1) via the network (5) to the payment terminal device (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Ultra Prozvodnja Elektronskih Naprav D.O.O.
    Inventors: Bogdan Pavlic, Matjaz Terpin, Aleksander Polutnik
  • Publication number: 20130153657
    Abstract: Tagging apparatus associated with applying and reading a tag adapted to store a number. The tag comprising a plurality of substantially identical two dimensional arrays of dots, each array being indicative of the number for improving tag detection; each arrays comprise a plurality of clusters, each cluster representing a predetermined symbol being indicative of a part of the number. An etching apparatus, for creating a pattern of dots, comprising a plurality of laser sources held in a manifold defining any one or more of a vector grid, or array grid. A tagging reading apparatus comprising a lens element being adapted to control focus, zoom and ingress light; an image capture element for obtaining image data; a processor element adapted to apply one or more digital processing functions to the image; the processor element being adapted to calculate code data indicative of the tag number.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Kevin Loughrey, Ivan Curtis, Michael Evans
  • Patent number: 8464951
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus for monitoring an exit window of a scanner using a plurality of imaging devices. The method includes capturing a first image through the exit window using a first imaging device, capturing a second image through the exit window using a second different imaging device, and detecting at least one of a plurality of features in both the first and second images. The method further includes matching the plurality of features detected in both the first and the second images, determining whether the at least one matched feature is present on the plane of the exit window, and monitoring a physical condition of the exit window based on the at least one feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Miroslav Trajkovic, Jade Zhang
  • Patent number: 8458089
    Abstract: A method, system and program product, the method comprising: obtaining at or before a first source reception cutoff time, first client account transaction information; obtaining a respective net transfer amount; selecting respective aggregated deposit account in depository institution in a first group based on selection rules, first group having recipient cutoff times in a first time range; generating transfer data; obtaining at or before a second source reception cutoff time, second client account transaction information; selecting an aggregated deposit account in a depository institution in a second group to deposit/transferor withdraw/transfer funds, based on selection rules, the second group having respective cutoff times in a second time range different from the first time range; generating transfer data; allocating funds from multiple of the client accounts to the transfers; and updating databases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Island Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: David Edgar Gareis