Particular Code Pattern Patents (Class 235/494)
  • Patent number: 10776679
    Abstract: According to a first aspect, the present description relates to a device for optically encoding an image, which device is intended to be observed in at least one first spectral band of observation. The encoding device comprises a supporting structure and a set of metal-dielectric-metal plasmonic antennae formed on said supporting structure, each plasmonic antenna being resonant at at least one wavelength comprised in said first spectral band of observation, the plasmonic antennae being arranged spatially on the supporting structure in such a way as to form at least one first spatial encoding of said image in said first spectral band of observation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales-ONERA
    Inventors: Patrick Bouchon, Julien Jaeck, Mathilde Makhsiyan, Riad Haïdar
  • Patent number: 10762406
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for generating a secure QR code for use in a purchase transaction. In an embodiment, a directory service computer verifies the identity of a merchant by matching an acquirer financial institution (FI)-signed certificate and a stored certificate, wherein the acquirer FI-signed certificate was received from a merchant device along with a secure QR code request. The directory service computer then establishes an encrypted and Pinned SSL tunnel with the merchant device, receives a transaction message including a transaction amount, a universal unique identifier (UUID), and a transaction identifier (ID), updates an application transaction count (ATC) associated with the merchant, and generates and stores a secure one-way Hash value, generated by using a merchant identifier (ID), the transaction amount, the ATC, the UUID, and the transaction ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventors: Irina Singh, Suman Rausaria, Shanthan Subramaniam, Sandeep Malhotra
  • Patent number: 10740666
    Abstract: A system and method employing two-dimensional, cryptographic, poly-chromatic, poly-digital codes (“polycodes”) that may be employed in connection with various digital transactions and communications applications are disclosed. In some implementations, a polycode may generally comprise a plurality of discrete code cells arranged in a two-dimensional matrix, each of the plurality of code cells displaying a combination of zero or more pure chromatic inputs representing an encoded integer; the number of possible combinations of pure chromatic inputs is equal to the number of possible integer values such that a discrete combination of pure chromatic inputs is unique to a discrete integer that is used in the polycode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Caleb J. Webster
  • Patent number: 10706343
    Abstract: A system for generating a two-dimensional barcode picture with an animation effect may receive an animation effect definition and a target character set. The system may encode the target character set into a barcode sequence comprising a plurality of feature bits. The system may generate two-dimensional barcode image data comprising pixel values corresponding to the feature bits. The system may transmit a dynamic picture comprising a plurality of frames that represent an animation based on the animation effect definition. Each of the frames may include at least a portion of the two-dimensional barcode image data. The respective locations of the pixel values for the two-dimensional barcode image data within the frames may be different in each of the frames according to the animation effect definition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventor: Jiasheng Huang
  • Patent number: 10699176
    Abstract: Aspects described herein may allow for a payment card assembly includes a payment card and a battery positioned in the payment card. A power generating device is positioned in the payment card, has a driven gear, and is electrically connected to the battery. A rotatable drive gear mounted to the payment card engages the driven gear of the power generating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Galen Rafferty, Vincent Pham, Reza Farivar, Anh Truong, Jeremy Goodsitt, Austin Walters
  • Patent number: 10684212
    Abstract: Provided are methods and systems for reference object assisted droplet detection, indexing, and sorting in assays and diagnostics. Provided are compositions of reference objects and methods of usages. Provided are systems and exemplary modules and functions for the detection, counting, indexing, data processing, and sorting of reference objects and assay droplets in a microfluidic device. The reference objects may serve as a dynamic micro-scale positioning system for the indexing and sorting of individual assay droplets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: AMBERSTONE BIOSCIENCES LLC
    Inventor: Guikai Wu
  • Patent number: 10679175
    Abstract: Disclosed is a two-dimensional code having improved design characteristics, for which any image can be added. The disclosed two-dimensional code divides data displayed in binary code into cells, arranges same as a pattern in a two-dimensional matrix, and has a position detection pattern. The two-dimensional code has embedded design information that indicates the existence of design areas wherein any design can be arranged and, if a design area exists, the position of the design area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: KYODO PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yutaka Hosokane
  • Patent number: 10657528
    Abstract: Methods, secure elements, validation entities, and computer program products for effecting secure communication of payment information to merchants for Internet-based purchases. Payment information for a user's real payment information is installed in a secure element of a computer, the payment information may comprise a pseudo PAN number for the portable consumer device provided by a validation entity. The secure element is shielded from the computer's operating system to thwart hacker attacks. The user accesses the secure element to make a purchase. In response, the secure element contacts the validation entity with the pseudo account number, and in response obtains dynamic payment information that the secure element can used to effect the payment. The dynamic payment information comprises an account number that is different from the pseudo PAN, and which has at least one difference which respect to the user's real payment information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventor: Ayman Hammad
  • Patent number: 10657541
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for predicting a brand name of a product are disclosed herein. A product identification number for the product is converted into a normalized global trade item number (GTIN). For each of a plurality of GTIN prefixes corresponding to the normalized GTIN, brand names and counts of each of the brand names using product information stored in a product catalog are identified. A probability distribution of the brand names is determined in accordance with the brand names and the counts of the brand names for the plurality of the GTIN prefixes. A predicted brand name for the product is identified from among the brand names for the plurality of the GTIN prefixes, the predicted brand name having a highest probability score in the probability distribution of the brand names.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Arun Lakshminarayanan, Gurudatta Horantur Shivaswamy, Jean-David Ruvini
  • Patent number: 10650706
    Abstract: A pressure sensitive label and method for preparing same, the pressure sensitive label comprising: (a) a support portion, the support portion including at least a carrier layer; and (b) a transfer portion over the support portion for transfer of the transfer portion from the support portion to an article upon application of pressure to the transfer portion while the transfer portion is in contact with the article, the transfer portion including at least a printable layer in confronting relationship with the carrier layer, and an ink layer positioned between the printable layer and carrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Multi-Color Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas Barnhardt, Barron G. McKillip, Stephen Riccardi, Floyd Needham, A. Craig Bushman
  • Patent number: 10635959
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes technologies related to generating authentication image to verify a two-dimensional (2D) code offline. In some implementations, a 2D code is parsed to identify a plurality of black pixels and a plurality of white pixels. A target image is parsed to identify a plurality of black pixels and a plurality of white pixels. The plurality of black pixels and the plurality of white pixels of the images are converted to a first plurality of binary arrays and a second plurality of binary arrays based on a predetermined rule. At least a portion of the first plurality of binary arrays and a portion of the second plurality of binary arrays are compared, and an authentication image including a plurality of black pixels, a plurality of white pixels, and a plurality of transparent pixels is generated based on comparison results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Wei Guo
  • Patent number: 10620754
    Abstract: A conductive element in a touch sensitive device, such as an electrode in a mutual capacitive touch sensor, that includes conductors arranged in a location pattern that may be sensed and analyzed, and a position on the touch sensor determined therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Billy L. Weaver, Brock A. Hable
  • Patent number: 10621392
    Abstract: A method for marking a manufactured item is provided, the manufactured item comprising a container and a removable closure for the container, the method comprising: generating a first code for the container, generating a second code for the closure, marking the container with the first code, and marking the closure with the second code, wherein the first code and the second code are interrelated such that at least a portion of one of the first code and the second code can be derived from the other of the first code and the second code. In an authentication process one of the first or second codes or a portion of the first or second code, in encrypted or unencrypted form, may be compared with a value derived from reading the other of the first or second code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: INEXTO SA
    Inventors: Erwan Pierre Marie Fradet, Patrick Chanez, Philippe Chatelain
  • Patent number: 10614540
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and apparatus for embedding a graphic representation into a two dimensional matrix code by modifying the luminance of individual pixels in the image according the values of a provided QR code image. The modified luminance values are determined by an optimization procedure which minimizes a visual distortion metric with respect to the original graphic representation while maintaining the value of a model for the probability of decoding and detection error below a specified limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: GraphicLead LLC
    Inventors: Gonzalo R. Arce, Gonzalo J. Garateguy, Daniel L. Lau, Sean Xiaolu Wang
  • Patent number: 10614350
    Abstract: A dual code authentication process combining a visible QR code with an invisible randomly generated code which can be alpha, numeric, symbol or image that can only be read with a reading device. A data generation engine is used to create the generated code which is assigned to the QR code and stored in a cloud based database. The QR code is decodable by a handheld reading device which communicates with the cloud based database releasing a copy of the generated code to the reading device. A reader is then used to decode the invisible printed code wherein the user can compare the printed code on the document and the code stored on the cloud based database to determine a match and authenticity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: VerifyMe, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Goldstein, Patrick White
  • Patent number: 10595669
    Abstract: A container for a foodstuff or beverage preparation machine, the container for containing beverage or foodstuff preparation material and comprising on a surface thereof a code encoding preparation information, the code comprising a reference portion and a data portion: the reference portion comprising a linear arrangement of at least two reference units defining a reference line r, the data portion having an encoding area comprising at least one data unit, wherein said data unit is arranged on an encoding line D that intersects the reference line r, the data unit occupies any continuous distance d along the encoding line D within the bounds of the encoding area as a variable to at least partially encode a parameter of the preparation information, whereby said encoding line D is linear and arranged orthogonal to the reference line r.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventor: Andre Noth
  • Patent number: 10580060
    Abstract: A requisition system for safety items such as first aid kits, blood borne pathogen kits, automatic external defibrillators, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors automatically generates a list of supplies for such items. The requisition system operates on a mobile electronic device. The user or customer can efficiently undertake an inventory of the replaceable supplies for the safety items and generate a requisition for such safety items. The requisition system provides for an automatic notification alert to the user and also provides an alert notification button to initiate an inventory of replaceable supplies. A requisition of the replaceable supplies is automatically communicated to the supplier. The requisition system also automatically generates a requisition of supplies so that a first aid kit or other safety item fully complies with applicable current safety standards. The requisition system also is operable to implement an automatic replenishment of supplies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Acme United Corporation
    Inventors: Brian S. Olschan, Michael A. Healey
  • Patent number: 10572782
    Abstract: A portable data carrier is composed of several foils, wherein the data carrier has a three-dimensional high embossing on at least one of its outsides. At least one foil containing at least one additive is arranged in the region of the high embossing. The additive has a dichroic property such that the additive reflects a different color in dependence on the viewing angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT MOBILE SECURITY GMBH
    Inventor: Josef Riedl
  • Patent number: 10553048
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a wearable radio device for access control. The radio device has an inside portion and an outside portion. The inside portion includes a first transponder and a second transponder. A first barrier is located between the first transponder and the second transponder. A second barrier is located between the first transponder and the second transponder in an outside portion of the wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: MCLEAR LIMITED
    Inventor: Edward John McLear
  • Patent number: 10546291
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method of payment are provided. The electronic device includes a secure module capable of storing at least one token, a first communication module, a second communication module, and at least one processor functionally or operatively connecting the secure module, the first and second communication modules to each other. The at least one processor is configured to control for determining at least one of the first and second communication modules as a communication module for performing a payment, and transmitting payment information containing a token related to the at least one of the first and second communication modules, from among the at least one token, to an external electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eun Jik Kim, Heegyu Jin, Sridhar Rajiv Kavuri, Janghyuk Kim, Cholseo Park
  • Patent number: 10491934
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a transmission device, a transmission method, a reception device, and a reception method that can enhance the accessibility for people with visual disabilities. The transmission device includes: a text-to-speech utterance metadata generation unit that generates text-to-speech utterance metadata about the text-to-speech utterance of display information as the producer intends; an electronic program information generation unit that generates electronic program information including the text-to-speech utterance metadata; and a transmission unit that transmits the electronic program information to the reception device capable of displaying the display information. The present technology can be applied, for example, to a transmitter capable of transmitting a digital broadcast signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taketoshi Yamane, Yasuaki Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 10453163
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to signal processing, including processing digital watermarking. One claim recites a detector apparatus comprising: memory for storing data representing color image data comprising red color data and green color data, in which the red color data comprises digital watermarking including a first polarity and the green color data comprises the digital watermarking including a second polarity that is inversely related to the first polarity; means for selectively weighting the red color data and the green color data so that the digital watermarking is emphasized while image content is de-emphasized when weighted red color data and weighted green color data are combined; means for detecting the digital watermarking from combined, weighted red color data and weighted green color data; and more or more processors configured for outputting data corresponding to detected digital watermarking. Of course, different combinations and claims are provided too.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventor: Alastair M. Reed
  • Patent number: 10419636
    Abstract: Information can be encoded into text of a printable document or other printed material. The text includes glyphs, where each glyph corresponds to a text character. Additional information can be encoded into the text by altering one or more of the glyphs to change a shape of the one or more of the glyphs, so that each of the altered glyphs still corresponds to the text character to which the glyph corresponded prior to alteration and the altered glyph further contains a portion of the additional information encoded by the changed shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: GLOBAL GRAPHICS SOFTWARE LIMITED
    Inventor: Roger Goldsmith
  • Patent number: 10412353
    Abstract: A processing apparatus includes a processing section acquiring a position in which a card is placed, and a rendering control section controlling projection of an image by a projection apparatus. On the basis of the position in which the card is placed, the rendering control section causes the projection apparatus to project the image associated with the card onto the card in a manner larger than the card. An image projecting method includes acquiring a position in which a card is placed, and on the basis of the position in which the card is placed, causing a projection apparatus to project an image associated with the card onto the card in a manner larger than the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Takuya Kuji, Takeshi Yamagishi, Jun Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10410103
    Abstract: A two-dimensional dot matrix barcode encoding method comprises: forming a plurality of coordinate calibration blocks, a plurality of data storage blocks, a first indication block and a second indication block respectively by filling code points into the virtual code point storage blocks, wherein the first indication block and the plurality of coordinate calibration blocks are filled with a code point located in the center of the virtual code point storage blocks; and forming, by means of a combination of the first indication block and the second indication block, a direction and coordinate indication set indicative of a direction and a coordinate, wherein the second indication block is not filled with a code point or is filled, in the center thereof, with an ink code point capable of reflecting a light having a specific wavelength, and the plurality of coordinate calibration blocks are separated from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN MPR TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Zhengfang Li, Zhiguo Chang
  • Patent number: 10410104
    Abstract: A two-dimensional dot matrix barcode encoding method comprises: forming a plurality of coordinate calibration blocks, a plurality of data storage blocks and a direction indication block by filling code points into the virtual code point storage blocks, wherein the plurality of coordinate calibration blocks are filled with only one code point located in the center of the virtual code point storage block; the direction indication block is filled with at least two code points, only one code point being located in the center of the virtual code point storage block; the plurality of coordinate calibration blocks and the direction indication block are separated from each other and distributed among the plurality of data storage blocks; and code points filled in the plurality of data storage blocks are used to store data information, where M?4, N?4, N?4, and M and N are both even numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN MPR TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Zhengfang Li, Zhiguo Chang
  • Patent number: 10397614
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus and a method that can easily improve encoding efficiency. A setting unit configured to set additional information including packing information related to packing processing of rearranging each pixel data of RAW data that is image data before demosaicing processing is performed according to the degree of correlation, and an encoding unit configured to encode the RAW data subjected to the packing processing, and generate a bit stream including obtained encoded data and the additional information set by the setting unit are included. The present disclosure can be applied to image processing apparatuses such as an image encoding device that encodes the RAW data and an image decoding device that decodes the encoded data that is encoded RAW data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ohji Nakagami, Teruhiko Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10373034
    Abstract: A system for generating a two-dimensional barcode picture having a dynamic effect may receive a target character string and encode the target character string into a two-dimensional barcode sequence. The system may obtain a feature bit in the two-dimensional barcode sequence and calculating relative coordinates of the feature bit in a two-dimensional barcode specification matrix. The system may obtain a preset drawing area and map the feature bit into a feature area in the drawing area according to the relative coordinates of the feature bit in the two-dimensional barcode specification matrix. The system may draw a dynamic picture in the drawing area by using a canvas component according to a preset animation effect definition. An image frame of the dynamic picture at the end of an animation effect being an image frame having the feature area configured with a pixel whose grayscale value is a standard grayscale value corresponding to the feature bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jiasheng Huang
  • Patent number: 10332099
    Abstract: A system and method allows for paperless billing transaction document exchanges between two parties to a sales transaction, with inherent document verification. In an embodiment, the system and method first encrypts the transaction document data according to a password which itself depends on unique transaction data in a particular sales document. The system and method then employs the unique data values to create a first 2-D barcode which directly represents the document data; and to create a second 2-D barcode which represents the encrypted document data. The two matrix codes are overlapped on a cell-by-cell basis into a single visual representation, employing multiple colors for different combinations of overlapped cells. At a receiving end, the two original matrix codes can be separated by extracting the two black and white 2-D barcodes from the combined color code. The data integrity of the received data is confirmed by checking that the encrypted 2-D barcode is consistent with the plaintext 2-D barcode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Ravi Kumar Jammikunta, Balaji Polisetty, Nishant Sharma, Akhil Dabral
  • Patent number: 10303992
    Abstract: A quality management system for products including a multiplicity of barcoded quality indicators, a barcode indicator reader and a product type responsive indication interpreter, each of the barcoded quality indicators including a first barcode including at least one first colorable area, the first barcode being machine-readable before exceedance of the at least one time and temperature threshold, at least a second barcode including at least one second colorable area, the second barcode not being machine-readable before exceedance of the at least one time and temperature threshold, a coloring agent located at a first location on the indicator and a coloring agent pathway operative to allow the coloring agent to move, from the first location to the first and second colorable areas simultaneously thereby causing the first barcode to become unreadable and at the same time causing the second barcode to become machine-readable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Varcode Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaron Nemet, Ephraim Brand, Ahmed M. Tafesh
  • Patent number: 10282648
    Abstract: There is provided a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium tangibly embodying machine-readable visual representation of data encoded therein, the data being retrievable by reading and decoding the visual representation by a visual code reader, the visual representation including: multiple function patterns; a first visual code comprising a first encoded message embedded therein, and a first subset of the function patterns, such that reading the first encoded message requires reading the first function patterns subset; and a second visual code comprising a second encoded message embedded therein, and a second subset of the function patterns, such that reading the second encoded message requires reading the second function patterns set, wherein the first function patterns subset and the second function patterns subset have at least one common function pattern, and wherein at least a part of the second visual code is read differently by the reader before and after a physical event occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED LTD.
    Inventor: Itamar Friedman
  • Patent number: 10275846
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes circuitry that determines whether or not an image described based on image data is continuous with an area where watermark information is to be embedded to generate a determination result and changes, in accordance with the determination result, the area where the watermark information is to be embedded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidenori Shindoh
  • Patent number: 10268857
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to creating a data bearing image related to a compilation and position. In one implementation, a processor tags elements of a compilation with different data bearing images such that the data bearing images include a first information channel related to an identifier associated with the compilation and a second information channel related to relative position information within the compilation of the respective element. The processor may output information related to the compilation and tagged elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven J Simske, A. Marie Vans, Udi Chatow, Vernica Rares
  • Patent number: 10235618
    Abstract: A method for serializing products using a barcode and checking authenticity of barcodes. A printing modification introduces an authentication feature into the barcode. Print batch data comprising a batch of serial codes and an individual security rationale for modifying the barcode is provided. A modified barcode is printed using a single serial code out of the range of sequential serial numbers and the assigned individual security rationale to provide the barcode with an authentication feature. To check authenticity of a barcode, an image of the modified barcode is processed and submitted to a central database. Content of the modified barcode is read to decode the serial number. The serial number is used to identify a print batch and individual security rationale. If reconstructed properties of the modified barcode and corresponding original properties of the modified barcode stored in the central database are identical, the barcode is considered an original barcode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: HICOF INC.
    Inventors: Sascha Toedtli, Sergej Toedtli
  • Patent number: 10223625
    Abstract: A two-dimensional code generation device includes a determination unit, an image acquisition unit, and a code generation unit. The determination unit determines whether point information is included in coding information, which is information for generating a two-dimensional code. The image acquisition unit selecting, from an image database in which multiple images are registered, an image that visually indicates the point information as a base image and acquires the selected image as the base image when the determination unit determines that the point information is included in the coding information. The code generation unit generates the two-dimensional code based on the coding information, and includes the base image in the two-dimensional code in a superimposed manner when the base image is acquired by the image acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masatoshi Itoh, Yousuke Kimura, Hiroki Ukai
  • Patent number: 10176174
    Abstract: Example embodiments disclosed hereto relate to generating a regressive information object. Information is encoded into an information object at states in a workflow. Information is encoded such that information encoded in a last state in the workflow is readable by an information object reader and information encoded in states prior to the last state is not readable by the information object reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven J Simske, A. Marie Vans
  • Patent number: 10112425
    Abstract: A fluid ejection device includes a plurality of analog devices, and a storage element storing an authentication value based on electrical characteristics of a subset of the plurality of analog devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Daryl E. Anderson, Huston W. Rice, Eric T. Martin
  • Patent number: 10108889
    Abstract: A widget for displaying a quick response (QR) code is populated with state data pertinent to a system malfunction where the system does not otherwise have a viable method for supplying such data for analysis. The widget is generated and populated by a graphics server that complies with avionics certification standards. The widget allows multiple pages of data by either automatically repopulating the widget with a new QR code or accepting an input indicating the ability to continue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Zaehring, Travis J. Floyd
  • Patent number: 10074047
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for identification systems and related methods of use. The disclosed identification systems can include a first ink and a second ink, each of which can comprise one or more time-dependent properties. The first and second inks can be disposed in a spatial pattern on a substrate. Illustrative spatial patterns include, but are not limited to, QR codes and other barcodes, text, images, and icons. A time-dependent property of the first ink and a time-dependent property of the second ink can cause a characteristic of the spatial pattern to change over time. For example, the spatial pattern can change from a first state at a first time to a second state at a second time. Evaluation and/or interpretation of the state of the spatial pattern at a second time can provide information about a product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Tony S. Pan
  • Patent number: 10068117
    Abstract: Systems and methods for custom functional patterns for optical barcodes are provided. In example embodiments, image data of an image is received from a user device. A candidate shape feature of the image is extracted from the image data. A determination is made that the shape feature satisfies a shape feature rule. In response to the candidate shape feature satisfying the shape feature rule, a custom graphic in the image is identified by comparing the candidate shape feature with a reference shape feature of the custom graphic. In response to identifying the custom graphic, data encoded in a portion of the image is decoded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Landon Anderton, Garrett Gee, Ryan Hornberger, Kirk Ouimet, Kameron Sheffield, Benjamin Turley
  • Patent number: 10062023
    Abstract: A method for concealing hidden-object information using a first 2D barcode and a second 2D barcode, the first 2D barcode containing at least first closed information, the second 2D barcode containing at least second closed information, the method, including: generating the first 2D barcode, the first closed information of the first 2D barcode containing protection-encoding data ID, the protection-encoding data ID being for identifying protection-encoding data, the protection-encoding data being for protection-encoding the second 2D barcode; and generating a protection-encoded second 2D barcode by applying the protection-encoding data to at least a part of the second 2D barcode, the second closed information of the second 2D barcode containing the hidden-object information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Toppan TDK Label Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsutao Nishizaki
  • Patent number: 10043120
    Abstract: A method of generating a semi transparent QR code in which a QR code image and an ordinary color background image are synthesized, and a QR code detection method of separating a QR code and a normal color image from an image obtained by capturing a semi transparent QR code are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Moon Key Lee
  • Patent number: 9984317
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a dot pattern on which code information and x and y coordinate information can be defined even if the dot pattern is extremely small, and proposes an information reproducing method and an information reproducing device based on the dot pattern. More specifically, a medium such as a printed material on which is formed a dot pattern portion by arranging in accordance with a given rule dots generated by a dot code generating algorithm in order to recognize various kinds of multimedia information is scanned as image data by scanning means. Then, the image data is converted into code data. Multimedia information corresponding to the code data is read out of storing means to be reproduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Kenji Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9984366
    Abstract: A system and method allows for paperless billing transaction document exchanges between two parties to a sales transaction, with inherent document verification. In an embodiment, the system and method first encrypts the transaction document data according to a password which itself depends on unique transaction data in a particular sales document. The system and method then employs the unique data values to create a first 2-D barcode which directly represents the document data; and to create a second 2-D barcode which represents the encrypted document data. The two matrix codes are overlapped on a cell-by-cell basis into a single visual representation, employing multiple colors for different combinations of overlapped cells. At a receiving end, the two original matrix codes can be separated by extracting the two black and white 2-D barcodes from the combined color code. The data integrity of the received data is confirmed by checking that the encrypted 2-D barcode is consistent with the plaintext 2-D barcode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi Kumar Jammikunta, Balaji Polisetty, Nishant Sharma, Akhil Dabral
  • Patent number: 9979977
    Abstract: A method and device of generating an image stream with verification data are provided. The method includes the following steps. First, determine at least one pixel in a first image according to a first encoding parameter. Then, generate a timing data sequence associated with information about the correlation between the verification data and time points according to a second encoding parameter and the verification data. Next, modify a pixel value of the at least one pixel in the first image to generate a second image according to the verification data corresponding to one of the time points in the timing data sequence. Lastly, generate the image stream including the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Yi-Yuan Chen, Lih-Guong Jang, Wen-Kuei Lai, Nien-Chu Wu
  • Patent number: 9964674
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to prismatic retroreflective articles that includes a security mark and to methods of making such articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Suman K. Patel, Bruce D. Orensteen, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky
  • Patent number: 9953254
    Abstract: A scannable code is used to facilitate copy and paste of content, wherein context information associated with the content is serialized and encoded directly into the scannable code. When the scannable code is decoded, the content is pasted into a desired location in a manner that is consistent with the context information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Wujun Li, Hongrui Zhang, Yi Zhang, Sangeeta Mudnal, Fei Wu
  • Patent number: 9944110
    Abstract: A security code is provided having a diffractive holographic code of a quick response type, a data-matrix two-dimensional code or other bar code types, formed by a metalized foil with the code embossed thereon. The diffractive holographic code is covered by layers of synthetic DNA and nanoparticles of highly variable properties. The imprinted layer of synthetic DNA and the imprinted layer of synthetic nanoparticles, are covered by a top layer formed of a protective transparent foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventors: Jiri Perkous, Ron Taylor, Luv Shriram, Petr Miltner
  • Patent number: 9934318
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of information presentation on multiple devices is provided. The method may include presenting a first barcode on a webpage. The first barcode may be encoded with first data based on a uniform resource locator of the webpage. The method may also include generating second data based on a user interaction with the webpage and altering a configuration of the webpage based on the user interaction without leaving the webpage. The method may also include generating a second barcode encoded with the first data and the second data. The method may further include presenting the second barcode on the webpage with the altered configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Junlong Wu, Shenyi Ge
  • Patent number: 9922279
    Abstract: A scannable code is used to facilitate copy and paste of content, wherein context information associated with the content is serialized and encoded directly into the scannable code. When the scannable code is decoded, the content is pasted into a desired location in a manner that is consistent with the context information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Wujun Li, Hongrui Zhang, Yi Zhang, Sangeeta Mudnal, Fei Wu