Bar Code Patents (Class 235/462.01)
  • Patent number: 10776678
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to authenticate a tamper resistant seal that includes a population of particles embedded in an adhesive, the population including at least one micromachine artifact of a predetermined physical shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventor: Peter B. Merkle
  • Patent number: 10768191
    Abstract: The apparatus contains a driving unit having a driving source device and a driving shaft, and the driving shaft has a drive-side roller for rotating the object (specimen container). The driving shaft is provided with a one-directional transmission device containing a mechanism for transmitting only rotational driving force in the first direction of the driving shaft to a driven-side part. The apparatus has a mechanism for converting a rotational driving force in the first direction to move a driving unit in a direction away from the object or a mechanism for converting a rotational driving force in the first direction to move a driven unit in a direction away from the object, and the rotational driving force in the second direction of the driving shaft rotates the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: HORIBA, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuki Ishii
  • Patent number: 10769397
    Abstract: An optical code is readable by a generally used reading device, and optically readable as an information code that can appropriately prevent abuse due to duplication. In this optical code, data is recorded with a pattern of a plurality of light-color modules having high visible light reflectance and a plurality of dark-color modules having visible light reflectance lower than light-color modules. At least either the light-color modules or the dark-color modules are configured to include a first module and a second module having reflectances different from each other for invisible light of a predetermined wavelength. Thus, data is recorded as a readable pattern of modules, the pattern being differently observed between when irradiated with visible light and when irradiated with the invisible light of a predetermined length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED, TERRARA CODE RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Teraura
  • Patent number: 10762318
    Abstract: A hand-held barcode reader has a decoding module that analyzes barcodes on a surface. The decoding module determines a displacement based on a current position of the hand-held barcode reader and a desired new position of the hand-held barcode reader with respect to a barcode on the surface. An LED of the hand-held barcode reader produces a first-colored light-spot at a position on the surface to direct a desired movement of the hand-held barcode reader to move from the current position to the desired new position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Datalogic IP Tech S.r.l.
    Inventors: Francesco D'Ercoli, Vittorio Rago, Mattia Mantovani
  • Patent number: 10756943
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming system including an image forming apparatus and a server. The server stores management data. The image forming apparatus accepts an instruction to print in a confidential mode. The image forming apparatus obtains a name of candidate receiver from the server. The image forming apparatus generates a code. The image forming apparatus prints a distribution material including the generated code and the name of candidate receiver corresponding to the generated code. The code is obtained by converting a URL of a site for receipt notification of the distribution material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Koichi Morita
  • Patent number: 10755260
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus are provided for mailing items in the field of network technology. The method includes: generating an access request by a mobile terminal after scanning a mailing label; sending the access request of accessing a mailing page to a server; displaying the mailing page; acquiring mailing information inputted on the mailing page, and sending the mailing information to a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Weiguang Jia, Na Ma, Enxing Hou
  • Patent number: 10749707
    Abstract: A method for operating a first communication node connected to an in-vehicle network is provided. The method comprises generating a header including a count field indicating a wraparound count for a presentation time of contents and a timestamp field indicating the presentation time, generating a payload field including the contents, and transmitting a frame including the header and the payload field to a second communication node connected to the in-vehicle network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Kang Woon Seo, Dong Ok Kim, Jin Hwa Yun
  • Patent number: 10740735
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for use in facilitating fund transfers between source accounts and destination accounts, based on source account identifiers included in computer-readable indicia. One exemplary method includes capturing, by a computing device, at least one symbol representative of a destination account identifier associated with the destination account and identifying, by the computing device, a source account. The method further includes receiving, by the computing device, at least one payment parameter and causing, by the computing device, a fund transfer transaction based on the destination account identifier, the source account identifier, and the at least one payment parameter, whereby a payment from the source account to the destination account is initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Sandeep Malhotra, Ian David Alan Maddocks
  • Patent number: 10735684
    Abstract: The invention features an image reader and a corresponding method for capturing a sharp distortion free image of a target, such as a one or two-dimensional bar code. In one embodiment, the image reader comprises a two-dimensional CMOS based image sensor array, a timing module, an illumination module, and a control module. The time during which the target is illuminated is referred to as the illumination period. The capture of the image by the image sensor array is driven by the timing module that, in one embodiment, is able to simultaneously expose substantially all of the pixels in the array. The time during which the pixels are collectively activated to photo-convert incident light into charge defines the exposure period for the sensor array. In one embodiment, at least a portion of the exposure period occurs during the illumination period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ynjiun P. Wang, William H. Havens
  • Patent number: 10735408
    Abstract: A method for application connection comprises discovering information for communicating with a first electronic device. The first electronic device includes an application launched thereon. A symbolic code representing the discovered information is generated. The symbolic code is displayed on a display device. The symbolic code is used to gain access to the first electronic device via a second electronic device. The application is connected via the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ashish Singhal
  • Patent number: 10726225
    Abstract: A code reader and process may include an optoelectronic reading device configured to read a machine-readable indicia. A primary aiming illuminator may be configured to generate a first light beam to illuminate a first aiming pattern (i) onto a surface on which the machine-readable indicia is positioned and (ii) within a field-of-view of the optoelectronic reading device. A secondary aiming illuminator may be configured to generate a second light beam to illuminate a second aiming pattern (i) onto the surface on which the machine-readable indicia is positioned and (ii) outside or in a marginal region of the field-of-view of said optoelectronic reading device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Datalogic IP Tech S.R.L.
    Inventors: Fabio Albanese, Michele Suman
  • Patent number: 10726673
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of activating a secondary game on a mobile computing device associated with a primary game on one of a plurality of networked electronic gaming machines in which an optical code is affixed to each gaming machine. Each optical code is stored in electronic form in a database and is associated with at least one bonus award that may be collected by a player of the gaming machine to which the stored optical code is affixed. An electronic optical code associated with one of the gaming machines is received responsive to scanning with a camera on the mobile computing device. The player may apply at least one of the bonus awards to the one electronic gaming machine in response to an input received at the mobile computing device. In one aspect, the mobile computing device displays real and virtual worlds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ACRES TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: John F. Acres
  • Patent number: 10721429
    Abstract: The invention features an image reader and a corresponding method for capturing a sharp distortion free image of a target, such as a one or two-dimensional bar code. In one embodiment, the image reader comprises a two-dimensional CMOS based image sensor array, a timing module, an illumination module, and a control module. The time during which the target is illuminated is referred to as the illumination period. The capture of the image by the image sensor array is driven by the timing module that, in one embodiment, is able to simultaneously expose substantially all of the pixels in the array. The time during which the pixels are collectively activated to photo-convert incident light into charge defines the exposure period for the sensor array. In one embodiment, at least a portion of the exposure period occurs during the illumination period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ynjiun P. Wang, WIlliam H. Havens
  • Patent number: 10717005
    Abstract: Systems and methods for linking real world activity, such as real world commercial activity or real world data collection activity, with a location-based parallel reality game are provided. In particular, a game server hosting a parallel reality game can modify, update, or add to game data stored in a game database associated with the parallel reality game to include certain game features in the parallel reality game linked with real world activity in the real world. The game features can be linked with activities in the real world such that player actions associated with the game features in the virtual world can lead to or encourage activity in the real world, such as commercial activity and/or data collection activity in the real world. A one-time password may be used to validate a player's location in the real world and to enable controlled access to game features in the virtual world.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Niantic, Inc.
    Inventors: David Kornmann, Bill Kilday, Michael Steranka, Edward Wu, John Hanke, Phillip Craig Keslin, Tatsuo Nomura, Raza Ahmad, Kento Suga, Mike Quigley
  • Patent number: 10715712
    Abstract: Embodiments of the preset invention include a barcode reader that comprises a housing having a handgrip portion and an upper body portion, a first printed circuit board (PCB) extending into the upper body portion, and an imaging module positioned within the upper body portion. In this instance, the imaging module includes an imaging system having an imager and an imaging lens assembly, the imaging system having a field of view with a central imaging axis passing through a window in the upper body portion and lying on a horizontal plane. The imaging module further includes an aiming light system configured to emit an aiming light pattern, the aiming light system offset from the imaging system along the horizontal plane. Furthermore, the components of the barcode reader are arranged such that the first PCB is positioned at an oblique angle relative to the central imaging axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Darran Michael Handshaw, Vladimir Gurevich, Igor Vinogradov, Mark D. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10713614
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a system for processing an image of an item and correctly identifying the item from a group of candidate items. In one implementation, as item image information for a new item is added to an item images data store, a determination is made as to the weight of the item represented by the image, and the item may be associated with a weight class. Each weight class represents items within a defined weight range. Item image information for items in the same weight class may then be used when new items are added to inventory and/or when identifying an item represented in an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ohil Krishnamurthy Manyam, Minmin Chen, Liefeng Bo, Xiaofeng Ren, Dilip Kumar
  • Patent number: 10713449
    Abstract: An antenna module for a RFID reader is provided, the antenna module being configured for operation with a plurality of transceivers of different impedance. The RFID reader includes an antenna and at least two terminals, with the antenna being connectable via at least a first of the terminals along at least two different contact points. A switch may also be provided for enabling switching between the at least two contact points. A RFID reader and a method for assembling a RFID reader are also provided. The antenna module and associated RFID reader are advantageously configured for use with a number of different transceivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Elatec GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Rötzer
  • Patent number: 10713663
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to: obtain an image of a barcode from a product, wherein the barcode comprises a signature; obtain a notification associated with authentication of the product based on the signature; and provide the notification as an audio, a video, or a combination of audio and video. A method comprising: obtaining a smart device; coupling a scanner system to the smart device; obtaining a product comprising a barcode; scanning, using the scanner system, the barcode to obtain an image of the barcode, wherein the barcode comprises a signature; and obtaining, using the smart device and based on the signature, a notification associated with authentication of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Authentix, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohamed Lazzouni, Will Ewin, Jamie Kawabata
  • Patent number: 10701459
    Abstract: A controller for controlling the output of an audio-video feed has an input for receiving audio-video content and a vector engine arranged to produce a continuous metadata value of M dimensions at intervals from the audio-video content. The metadata value may indicate aspect of the video content such as rate, pace, tone or other such information. A low pass filter and hysteresis filter are then provided to filter the continuous metadata value to produce a binary output. The binary output is provided to a retrieval module arranged to control the audio-video content in dependence upon the binary output. In this way, automated segmentation of audio-video content may be reliably achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: British Broadcasting Corporation
    Inventor: Simon Rankine
  • Patent number: 10699090
    Abstract: Embodiments include technologies for applying dynamic occlusions to barcodes, which include determining a dynamic occlusion to be applied to a barcode, generating an object for displaying a series of images of the barcode with the dynamic occlusion, where the barcode is to be scannable at least once based on the series of images to be displayed, and providing the object for access by the mobile device. In specific embodiments, the dynamic occlusion includes a modification to a first portion of the barcode to create a first image of a modified barcode. In further specific embodiments, the object, when displayed for a first time period, is to render the first image of the modified barcode for at least a first interval occurring within the first time period. The first portion of the barcode is unscannable during the first interval and is at least partially scannable during one or more other intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Koupon Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Burke, Brian Alexander Reinhart
  • Patent number: 10691105
    Abstract: To provide a control panel having NC function for machine tool, which is capable of using an information medium that is easily and securely manageable without requiring manual input of information to the control unit for simplifying the data reading system construction. The control panel having NC function for machine tool includes an image pickup device for reading a matrix-type two-dimensional code, which is installed on the front surface of the control panel, or on the on-hand manual pulse generator connected to the control panel. The control unit inside the control panel includes a reader which processes image data of the matrix type two-dimensional code captured by the image pickup device, and outputs the image data as read data, and start driving control to the machining section based on the work instruction information contained in the read data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: KITAMURA MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akihiro Kitamura
  • Patent number: 10691938
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides various techniques for authenticating stack(s) of cards, for example, during a change of their custody, by printing at least one unique pattern across at least one side of a stack of cards at a first point in time; recording the pattern as printed on the stack of cards; and comparing the pattern shown on the stack of cards at a later point in time to the originally recorded pattern and confirming the presence or absence of change(s) to such pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Rule, Bryant Yee, Colin Hart
  • Patent number: 10679018
    Abstract: A magnetic tracking apparatus, method, system and computer program product for magnetically encoding pills are provided. A pill feeder includes a first valve controlling an opening of the pill feeder. A chamber is arranged in communication with an outlet of the pill feeder, and a second valve when closed retains the pill within the chamber, and when open communicates with a passageway for the pill to exit the chamber. A microcontroller is configured to control operation of the first valve and the second valve. A magnetic nano-particle applicator deposits bio-compatible nano-magnetic particles in a magnetic pattern onto a surface of the pill within the chamber. A system for detection of the pill includes a wearable patch or article including a magnetic reader to read the magnetic pattern on a coated pill when consumed by the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rajeev Narayanan, Bing Dang, Bo Wen
  • Patent number: 10681748
    Abstract: A method for pairing apparatuses includes causing an information processing apparatus to send a predetermined request to a communication apparatus, causing the communication apparatus to display first authentication information for pairing upon receiving the predetermined request, causing the information processing apparatus to enable input of second authentication information for pairing, and causing, when the second authentication, information is input, the information processing apparatus and the communication apparatus to perform pairing based on the first authentication information and the second authentication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kaede Furuichi
  • Patent number: 10679024
    Abstract: This invention provides a system and method for detecting and acquiring one or more in-focus images of one or more barcodes within the field of view of an imaging device. A measurement process measures depth-of-field of barcode detection. A plurality of nominal coarse focus settings of a variable lens allow sampling, in steps, of a lens adjustment range corresponding to allowable distances between the one or more barcodes and the image sensor, so that a step size of the sampling is less than a fraction of the depth-of-field of barcode detection. An acquisition process acquires a nominal coarse focus image for each nominal coarse focus setting. A barcode detection process detects one or more barcode-like regions and respective likelihoods. A fine focus process fine-adjusts, for each high-likelihood barcode, the variable lens near a location of the barcode-like regions. The process acquires an image for decoding using the fine adjusted setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: COGNEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ivan A. Bachelder, Chen Gao, Francisco Azcona Guerrero, Jose Fernandez Dorado, Esther Oteo Lozano, Andreas Weber
  • Patent number: 10662488
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a flexible leather slice blanking apparatus and an implementation method. The apparatus comprises a working table, a projector, an industrial camera, an installing support, a manipulator, a matrix chuck fixture and a base. The installing support is arranged on the working table and disposed in a corresponding range of a cutting region behind a numerical-control leather cutting machine. The projector and the industrial camera are respectively arranged on the installing support. The manipulator is installed on the base. The matrix chuck fixture is located above the manipulator and connected with the manipulator through a matrix chuck fixture installing frame. The blanking apparatus provided by the present invention is low in labor cost and high in efficiency; and moreover, leather slices can be classified and collected, thereby saving labor force and increasing production efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: Yaohua Deng, Xiali Liu
  • Patent number: 10652395
    Abstract: Provided are methods, apparatuses and a system for synchronizing call media and content. In a process of playing call media to a user and displaying content associated with the call media, a terminal acquires new call media from a call media server and acquires, after querying a synchronization server for content information corresponding to the new call media, content associated with the new call media from a content server, respectively, in response to a user operation. The terminal plays the new call media to the user, and displays the content associated with the new call media simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Hao Dong, Ping Lu
  • Patent number: 10624569
    Abstract: A blood glucose test strip includes a test strip, a blood test area formed on a first end of the test strip, an electrode formed on a second end of the test strip, a data barcode formed on the test strip, and a clock code formed on the test strip. The data barcode may include a plurality of first bars with spaces separating the first bars, each first bar having a width. The clock code may comprise a fixed pattern of second bars with spaces separating the second bars, a width of each second bar set according to the width of at least one of the first bars. The clock code can be used to calibrate the data barcode to compensate for insertion speed and/or moisture content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Tyson Bioresearch, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Yi Chen, Chih-Ching Chang, Jen-Hao Liu
  • Patent number: 10628695
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for on-the-fly image recognition of an item in motion. One method includes an operation for periodically capturing images, by several cameras, of a recognition area. Further, the method includes detecting that the item is present in the recognition area and selecting a recognition window that defines a period of time for analysis. The recognition window defines recognition frames corresponding to the images captured within the recognition window. Each recognition frame is analyzed to determine if an identity of the item has been obtained for the recognition frame, the analysis being based on image recognition of the recognition frame to identify the item based on, at least, a shape of the item and coloring of the item. Further, the method includes operations for determining if the item has been identified based on the analysis for the recognition frames, and for displaying the item identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Mashgin Inc.
    Inventors: Abhinai Srivastava, Mukul Dhankhar
  • Patent number: 10623593
    Abstract: An output product producing method includes acquiring output information, specifying an output condition for an output section, converting the output information into a code having an error-correction amount corresponding to the output condition, and causing the output section to output an output product including the code under the output condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Haruki Mine, Kenji Sakuda, Kikuo Ueno
  • Patent number: 10607283
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for managing information relating to recycling activities are described. One embodiment described herein is directed to a method for accessing aggregated recycling information for use and/or display in connection with an account-based recycling program. The method comprises receiving first and second container information, the first container information concerning a plurality of first containers for a first recycling transaction and the second container information concerning a plurality of second containers for a second recycling transaction. The first and second container information is stored and associated account information concerning at least one consumer account. The method further comprises accessing, in response to receiving a query relating to a plurality of recycling transactions, information relating to at least the first and second containers so as to enable the use and/or display of aggregated recycling information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Count & Crush Systems, LLC
    Inventors: William Hunscher, Frank Whittier
  • Patent number: 10572783
    Abstract: Methods and systems for machine-readable codes that provide different information in response to different context and/or that age are disclosed herein. The codes described herein may be configured to provide different information depending on the age of the code, the day that the code was scanned, how the code was handled, and/or other factors. The code may include features that indicate an age of the code and the message determined by scanning the code may be different depending on the age of the code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Todd Studnicka
  • Patent number: 10572035
    Abstract: A device for analyzing the surface structure of an object, the device comprising a touchable Lambertian light diffusing surface that covers a cavity containing a light source and an image sensor. The image detector senses the contact of the outer Lambertian surface of the device by a contacting object, for example a finger-tip, by means of light from the light source reflecting back to the image detector. At the same time, ambient light from objects external to the device is diffusely scattered by the Lambertian surface as it enters the cavity and does not affect the ability of the image detector to clearly determine the surface structure of the contacting object. Thus, for example, the surface contours of a fingerprint may be determined with a high signal-to-noise ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Wen-Chieh Geoffrey Lee
  • Patent number: 10558831
    Abstract: A method of decoding spatially related indicia includes: at an imaging controller, controlling an image sensor to capture an image containing a plurality of indicia; at the imaging controller, detecting image positions of each of the indicia; at the imaging controller, for each of a plurality of indicia pairs: determining whether the image positions of the indicia in the pair have a predefined spatial relationship; and responsive to determining that the indicia in the pair have the predefined spatial relationship, presenting (i) values decoded from the indicia in the pair, and (ii) an indicator that the decoded values are related.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Dongqing Chen, David S. Koch, Lindsay M. Fahmi
  • Patent number: 10546172
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for combining preprinted information together with coded sensor information within a two-dimensional barcode. The sensor information may be of an environmental, physical or biological nature, and records a cumulative change in status of the environmental or biological condition to which the labeled product has been exposed. A sensor dye chemistry is employed that undergoes a continuous chemical or physical state change in response to the occurrence of the environmental condition. The continuous change is between an initial state and an end state causing a change in the color state of the sensor dye embedded within the sensor-augmented two-dimensional barcode, encoding sensor digital information. Sensor information is recovered utilizing the error-correction feature during barcode decoding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: TEMPTIME CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thaddeus Prusik, Mohannad Abdo, Clive Hohberger
  • Patent number: 10542865
    Abstract: An endoscopic system includes a speckle reduction unit which is reduce speckle generated on an observed portion by light that has coherence, a controller which controls an operation of the speckle reduction unit and a plurality of observation modes including a speckle observation mode of observing the observed portion based on the speckle generated on the observed portion by the light. The controller controls the operation of the speckle reduction unit in accordance with the observation modes such that the speckle reduction unit does not reduce the speckle in the speckle observation mode and the speckle reduction unit reduces the speckle in the observation modes other than the speckle observation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bakusui Daidoji, Takeshi Ito, Hiroyuki Kamee
  • Patent number: 10532704
    Abstract: Retroreflective articles comprise a substrate and a bar code provided on the substrate. The bar code comprises at least one human-readable information which provides framing information and a machine-readable information which provides variable information. The human-readable information is visible under a first condition and invisible under a second condition, and the machine-readable information is invisible under the first condition and visible under the second condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Patrick R. Fleming, Thomas J. Dahlin
  • Patent number: 10528855
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium for performing a physical part identification generation operation, comprising: defining design parameters for an encoded geometry; identifying data to be encoded within the encoded geometry; converting the data to be encoded to the encoded geometry; and, producing a part with the encoded geometry, the encoded geometry passively representing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Richard W. Guzman, Scott C. Lauffer
  • Patent number: 10521630
    Abstract: A window environmentally seals an imaging reader operative for reading a target by image capture. An integrated optical system having one or more optical elements is formed of one-piece construction with the window for optically modifying an aiming light and/or an illuminating light passing through the optical elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Darran M. Handshaw, Edward D. Barkan, Mark E. Drzymala
  • Patent number: 10502596
    Abstract: This electronic device is suitable for measuring a quantity. This measurement device comprises: a unit for measuring the quantity, able to deliver measurement data, an encoding unit, able to convert measurement data into structured data according to a structuration format, the data structured according to the structuration format including at least one portion of the measurement data, a unit for generating at least one two-dimensional matrix code are from the structured data, and a display unit, able to display each generated matrix code. The structured data further comprise a first identifier of the structuration format, said first identifier being able to identify in a unique way the structuration format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
    Inventor: Jean-Marc Miry
  • Patent number: 10496861
    Abstract: A method and system for accessing details of an object present in an image is disclosed. The method comprises receiving and storing an image into a repository. The image may comprise an object captured within the image. The object present in the image may be analysed to determine features comprising size details of the object, a colour theme of the object, a background colour theme of the object, subject matter of the object, and other image attributes. Details related to the object may be received from a user. The details may comprise at least one of a description of the object, contact information of the user, price of the object, web link to a site providing information about the object, e-commerce link to purchase the object, a link to enable receiving information about the object on a user device, audio related to the object, video related to the object, and text related to the object. The details related to the object may be stored into the repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Leigh M. Rothschild
  • Patent number: 10489696
    Abstract: An article allows an engraved code to be detected. The engraved code includes a plurality of dot dented portions defined on the article. Each of the dot dented portions has a quadrilateral pyramid shape with a coating layer on a prior stage dented portion having a quadrilateral pyramid shape. Corner dented portions dented at acute angles outward along a diagonal direction are defined at four corner positions of an opening peripheral edge portion of the prior stage dented portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi Suzuki, Toshiyuki Take, Takashi Murakami, Kokichi Nakayama, Kazushi Imamura
  • Patent number: 10489697
    Abstract: An engraved code includes a plurality of dot dented portions defined on an article. The engraved code includes an opening peripheral edge portion of each of the dot dented portions which has a polygonal or quadrilateral shape. This configuration leads to detection of each dot dented portion as a polygonal or quadrilateral dot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazushi Imamura, Yasushi Suzuki, Kokichi Nakayama, Takashi Murakami, Toshiyuki Take
  • Patent number: 10482370
    Abstract: An identification method for performing authenticity determination on an identification medium having code information and having a variable light pattern portion whose pattern of observed light varies upon a change in an observation angle and for performing reading of the code information includes generating, for captured image data of the variable light pattern portion of the identification medium, reference image data corresponding to the observation angle as the angle of an imaging direction of the captured image data with respect to a reference line of an observation target surface of the identification medium by a reference image generation unit, obtaining a degree of similarity between the captured image data and the reference image data, and performing, based on whether the degree of similarity exceeds a preset threshold, authenticity determination about whether the identification medium is authentic and reading the code information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Okada, Tomohito Masuda, Eri Miyamoto, Kota Aono
  • Patent number: 10474857
    Abstract: Systems and methods for capturing machine-readable symbols using a finger mounted indicia. The system includes an image sensor that captures a plurality of images from the field of view of the image sensor. An occurrence of a gesture is detected in the plurality of images, in which the gesture is represented by a trace of a number of movements of a finger mounted indicia. In response to detecting the occurrence of the gesture, an at least attempt is triggered to decode one or more machine-readable symbols represented in the images. The gesture may be used to indicate a region of interest that includes the machine-readable symbol. Such indication may improve the efficiency and processing time needed to detect and decode a machine-readable symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Datalogic IP Tech, S.r.l.
    Inventors: Pietro Todescato, Davide Gavioli, Mauro Pecorari, Moschini Roberto
  • Patent number: 10460224
    Abstract: A scanning device is disclosed for enabling radio frequency identification (RFID) sessions based on imager based object detection. The scanning device includes an optical imaging assembly having an optical field of view (FOV) and an effective reading range for capturing image(s) corresponding to product code(s). The scanning device includes an RFID reader having an RFID antenna configured to emit a radiation pattern extending over at least the optical FOV and the effective reading range of the optical image assembly for reading RFID tag(s). During a scanning session, initiated when a product enters the effective reading range and optical FOV, or the radiation pattern, a processor activates the optical imaging assembly, activates the RFID reader, and terminates the scanning session upon the occurrence of either: the optical imaging assembly scanning a product code associated with the product, or the RFID reader reading an RFID tag associated with the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Amit Asthana, Christopher P. Klicpera
  • Patent number: 10452885
    Abstract: In an embodiment, the present invention is a barcode reader that includes: a first imaging assembly configured to capture a first image; a second imaging assembly positioned relative to the first imaging assembly and configured to capture a second image; and a controller communicatively coupled to the first imaging assembly and the second imaging assembly. The controller is configured to: calculate a first contrast level within a first region within the first image; calculate a second contrast level within a second region within the second image; execute a first barcode-decode operation on the first image when the first contrast level is greater than the second contrast level; and execute the first barcode-decode operation on the second image when the second contrast level is greater than the first contrast level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Harry E. Kuchenbrod, David P. Goren, Chinh Tan
  • Patent number: 10445968
    Abstract: A method for verifying a security device including an image having a signature. The method may include operations for acquiring the image in order to obtain a first representation of the image, extracting the signature, and verifying the signature. Also included are implementations in the form of a verification apparatus, a computer program, and a computer data medium including such a computer program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: IDEMIA FRANCE
    Inventors: Benoît Berthe, Coralie Vandroux, Yvonnic Morel
  • Patent number: 10445704
    Abstract: An example system can receive information regarding an object, and provide navigation to the object. The object can be identified based on the received information. Information regarding an operating parameter about the object can be received, and whether the operating parameter of the object is within a predefined operating range based on the identity of the object and the received operating parameter information can be determined and communicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: ENT. SERVICES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LP
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Gibson, Joseph Miller, Scott A. Gaydos, Clifford A. Wilke
  • Patent number: 10431933
    Abstract: A high voltage connector assembly includes a first connector and a second connector. The first connector has two tiers of pins and a first portion of an identification mark. The second connector includes a second portion of the mark and has two tiers of wells sized to engage the pins without other mechanical fasteners. The first and second portions are arranged on the connectors such that the portions are aligned to define the mark when the connectors are completely engaged. The mark may include one or more electronically readable indicators identifying each of the first and second connectors. The connectors may electrically connect a first vehicle component in communication with the pins and a second vehicle component in communication with the wells when the connectors are completely engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: John Paul Gibeau