Particular Code Pattern Patents (Class 235/494)
  • Patent number: 11514420
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a code reader includes an interface, a scanner, and a processor. The interface transmits and receives data to and from an external device. The scanner reads a code from an item. The processor extracts a portion of code information obtained from the code read by the scanner and transmits the portion of the code information to the external device through the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventor: Shigeaki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11475598
    Abstract: A universal color coding system, and method of analyzing objects with multiple attributes using the color coding system. The color coding system includes a color mapper arranged to map a plurality of colors with a plurality of numerical codes, wherein the each of the plurality of numerical codes is a unique integer determined based on a combination of prime numbers; wherein each of the plurality of numerical codes is arranged to represent a unique color in color space wherein each of the prime numbers represents a respective basic color of the color space; and wherein the plurality of numerical codes are integers calculated based on addition and multiplication of a plurality of prime numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Han-Lin Li, Way Kuo
  • Patent number: 11468280
    Abstract: Disclosed are a two-dimensional code based communication method, a two-dimensional code based communication apparatus, and a two-dimensional code based lift desk, wherein the communication method comprises: acquiring, by a controller, address information of a communication module, and transmitting the address information, together with product information, to a displaying module; generating, by the displaying module, a two-dimensional code based on the address information and the product information, and displaying, by the displaying module, the two-dimensional code; and scanning, by a smart terminal, the displayed two-dimensional code to establish communication with the communication module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventors: Hanshuo Wang, Botao Li, Chenqi Yang
  • Patent number: 11464356
    Abstract: It is disclosed a method and system for recognizing coffee capsules used by a capsule coffee machine, wherein a vibration sensor is arranged within the capsule coffee machine to detect vibrations of a machine component (e.g. the pump, or the capsule holder, or the hydraulic circuit connecting the pump with the capsule holder) rigidly connected with the coffee capsule fitted in the machine during the brewing of a coffee beverage. As the brewing is started, the vibration sensor detects the vibrations to which the machine component (and all the other machine components rigidly connected thereto during the brewing, including the variable-mass coffee capsule) is subjected, and generates a vibration signal corresponding thereto. The vibration signal is then processed for determining at least one parameter thereof. The coffee capsule is then recognized based on the value of the determined parameter(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventor: Danilo Dolfini
  • Patent number: 11455480
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of using an augmented reality trigger to locate and/or read a Data Code in an image. A method according to this disclosure may include the step of using an augmented reality trigger in an image to initiate an augmented reality experience, locating portions of Data Code arrange in a plurality of locations within the image, and combining each of the Data Code portions for processing as a unified Data Code. The augmented reality trigger may be stored in a data set including location information to locate each of the Data Code portions. The data set may include information to combine the plurality of Data Code portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Vitiprints, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher T Gentile, Terrance Kaiserman, John Gentile
  • Patent number: 11449724
    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: October 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Varcode Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaron Nemet, Ephraim Brand, Ahmed M. Tafesh
  • Patent number: 11443154
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mechanically readable code including a first area comprising multiple first unit cells and including an information region where information was recorded and a second area including multiple second unit cells including an allochroic cell that changes in color depending on a physical quantity. The multiple first unit cells include transitional color cells having any transitional color in the process of color change of the allochroic cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Kimura, Shigetaka Tsubouchi, Kota Otake, Masahiro Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 11436460
    Abstract: A system for distributing objects, including: packages forming containers for the shipping of objects, each package incorporating an electronic display device and a computer unit; and a computer platform including: a geolocation system. The database contains, for each package a series of visual codes, and the computer unit of each package is parameterized to select a visual code and control the electronic display device so that it displays the selected visual code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: PA. Cotte SA
    Inventors: Pierre-Alain Cotte, Thomas Nansot, Laurent Gaussin
  • Patent number: 11433696
    Abstract: Generation of one dimensional guilloche patterns able to be affixed on a document, each guilloche pattern being able to encode variable alphanumeric data providing a different appearance to each guilloche pattern, by formatting alphanumeric data to be encoded in the form of a predefined number of data blocks with a predefined size, generating a carrier function having a plurality of parameters, the formatted data blocks forming at least one of the parameters, and modulating the carrier function by the formatted data blocks so as to encode the alphanumeric data graphically, each data block defining a guilloche pattern, the number of data blocks defining the number of guilloche patterns, the carrier function associated with a formatted data block is modulated locally, each datum of the block being encoded locally in the guilloche pattern, by interpolation of a predefined point associated with the carrier function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventors: Joseph Leibenguth, Thierry Fournel, Dinu Coltuc
  • Patent number: 11429804
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to the processing of machine-readable visual encodings in view of contextual information. One embodiment of aspects of the present disclosure comprises obtaining image data descriptive of a scene that includes a machine-readable visual encoding; processing the image data with a first recognition system configured to recognize the machine-readable visual encoding; processing the image data with a second, different recognition system configured to recognize a surrounding portion of the scene that surrounds the machine-readable visual encoding; identifying a stored reference associated with the machine-readable visual encoding based at least in part on one or more first outputs generated by the first recognition system based on the image data and based at least in part on one or more second outputs generated by the second recognition system based on the image data; and performing one or more actions responsive to identification of the stored reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Alexander James Faaborg, Brett Aladdin Barros
  • Patent number: 11429825
    Abstract: A method, comprising: providing a combination of a package and a label attached to the package, wherein the label comprises a fluorescent substance, illuminating the label with excitation light so as to cause the label to emit fluorescence light, capturing an image of the label by using an imaging unit, and detecting the position of the label by analyzing the captured image and/or detecting a degree of adhesion of the label by analyzing the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: UPM RAFLATAC OY
    Inventors: Jari Herranen, Pasi Lehtonen, Markku Pietarinen
  • Patent number: 11414263
    Abstract: Container for a beverage or foodstuff preparation machine, the container for containing beverage or foodstuff material and comprising a code encoding preparation information, the code comprising a reference portion (80) and a data portion (78). The reference portion (80) comprises three reference units (86) defining a reference line (81), the three reference units (86) being arranged at the vertices of an isosceles reference triangle having a reference apex angle. The data portion comprises discrete positions (75) at locations determined relative to the reference line (81), each discrete position either comprises or does not comprise a data unit (82) to at least partially encode the preparation information, wherein the discrete positions (75) are arranged at vertices of a grid of isomorphic tessellating isosceles data triangles, the data triangles having a data apex angle different from the reference apex angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventor: Andre Noth
  • Patent number: 11410405
    Abstract: A sensor calibration target configured for sensor calibration relative to a common frame of reference is disclosed. The sensor calibration target comprises a first surface at a first predefined depth bearing a first set of indicia at respective first heights and having respective first predefined shifts, each of the first indicia encoding a corresponding first height. The sensor calibration target further comprises a second surface at a second predefined depth bearing a second set of indicia at respective second heights and having respective second predefined shifts, each of the second indicia encoding a corresponding second height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Alexandre Obotnine
  • Patent number: 11392806
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for generating glyph initiations using a generative font system. A glyph variant may be generated based on an input vector glyph. A plurality of line segments may be approximated using a differentiable rasterizer with the plurality of line segments representing the contours of the glyph variant. A bitmap of the glyph variant may then be generated based on the line segments. The image loss between the bitmap and a rasterized representation of a vector glyph may be calculated and provided to the generative font system. Based on the image loss, a refined glyph variant may be provided to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Zhaowen Wang, Zhifei Zhang, Xuan Li, Matthew Fisher, Hailin Jin
  • Patent number: 11392811
    Abstract: In an illustrative system, a point-of-sale scanner is equipped to respond to multiple different symbologies printed on a single product. The scanner captures many frames per second, as products are swiped through a viewing volume. Each frame is decoded, yielding one or more payloads. A reconciliation module compares each newly-decoded payload against a list of payloads previously output by the module, to determine if the current payload is semantically-equivalent to a previously-output payload. If so, the previously-output payload is output again, in lieu of the just-decoded payload. If no equivalent is found, the current payload is output and added to the list for comparison against future payloads. A great number of other features and arrangements are also detailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Eric D. Evans, Christopher M. Haverkate, Mark-Andrew Ray Tait
  • Patent number: 11386315
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of data identification, and in particular to a two-dimensional code technology. The present invention provides a two-dimensional code drawing method for rapid and accurate identification. The two-dimensional code drawing method comprises cryptographically generating binary input data; determining a layout of a two-dimensional code according to the input data; drawing a positioning point lattice of the two-dimensional code under a designated background; drawing the binary input data into a data area; and cryptographically generating and drawing basic information binary data on a basic data area. The present invention solves the technical problems of low positioning reliability, long identification time consumption low security and difficult mass storage of the two-dimensional code in the prior art, and has accurate positioning, high identification efficiency and strong expansibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventors: Shaolei Liu, Yi Shen, Nianqing Luo, Zhehai Zhu
  • Patent number: 11379681
    Abstract: Provided is a method for marking an item comprising the steps of providing a first predetermined marking on the item; providing a second predetermined marking on the item at least partially overlapping with the first marking; and determining information dependent on a relationship between the first marking provided on the item and the second marking provided on the item. Further is provided an apparatus for providing a marking on an item, an apparatus for reading a marking on an item, a computer program, and a computer program product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: SICPA HOLDING SA
    Inventors: Rafael Herrera, Daniel Zahnd, Pablo Sempere
  • Patent number: 11367942
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an antenna device that includes a substrate; a conductor pattern formed on the substrate and including a spiral or loop-shaped antenna coil, a spiral or loop-shaped coupling coil being connected to the antenna coil and having a diameter smaller than that of the antenna coil, and a spiral-shaped booster coil at least partially overlapping the antenna coil through the substrate without being connected thereto; and a resonance capacitor connected to the booster coil. The number of turns of the booster coil is larger than that of the antenna coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventors: Masaki Matsushima, Noritaka Chiyo, Tomohiro Moriki
  • Patent number: 11361274
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to systems, devices, and computer-implemented methods for tracking delivery items associated with a postal tracking product that includes a tracking bar code and a serial number. The tracking bar code can be attached to a delivery item and mailed. The delivery item can be processed by a delivery processing system, which can report information on the location of the delivery item using the tracking number, and an indication of the location can be provided to a user that enters the serial number into a tracking interface. They tracking interface may be for an application that extracts, from a serial barcode associated with the postal tracking product, the serial number and a website associated with the tracking interface, automatically navigates the user to the website, and automatically enters the serial number into the tracking interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventors: Nii-Kwashie Aryeetey, Markes Lucius, Matthew J. Mazzola
  • Patent number: 11334779
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to technology for embedding machine-readable labels (“MRLs”) into digital media files. Digital media files may be presented on different screen sizes, having different resolutions, different frame refresh rates and other display properties. Each screen may therefore present an MRL differently, potentially negatively impacting scan-ability of the presented MRL. Systems disclosed herein receive a set of design choices for an MRL. The systems may resize pre-existing content in one or more video frames of the media file and create a space within each video frame for displaying the MRL. The systems may render a resultant video file for a target screen size that includes a reliably scannable MRL embedded in the video frame(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: the dtx company
    Inventor: David Benjamin Schwarzberg
  • Patent number: 11321598
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a multicolor barcode. The multicolor barcode includes a start region (1), a data region (2), and a check region (3). The start region (1), the data region (2), and the check region (3) are arranged in sequence. The start region (1) includes a start color block that indicates a start position of the multicolor barcode, the data region (2) includes a data color block that indicates encoded data of the multicolor barcode, and the check region (3) includes a check color block that indicates an end position of the multicolor barcode. The start color block includes a first color block and a second color block, the first color block is located at the start position, and the second color block is a white color block. The present disclosure further provides a color calibration method for a multicolor barcode, and a computer-readable storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Libang Deng
  • Patent number: 11315883
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a substrate including an identification code on a first side of the substrate and near a perimeter of the substrate. The apparatus includes a stiffener structure attached to the first side of the substrate. The stiffener structure has a cutout in an outer perimeter of the stiffener structure. The stiffener structure is oriented with respect to the substrate to cause the cutout to expose the identification code. The cutout may have a first dimension and a second dimension orthogonal to the first dimension. The first dimension may exceed a corresponding first dimension of the identification code and the second dimension may exceed a corresponding second dimension of the identification code, thereby forming a void region between the identification code and edges of the stiffener structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignees: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Suming Hu, Roden Topacio, Farshad Ghahghahi, Jianguo Li, Andrew Kwan Wai Leung
  • Patent number: 11282064
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application provide a method and an apparatus for displaying an identification code of an application. The method includes: acquiring an identification code in a target application in a system user interface (UI), where the identification code is generated by the target application according to user information in the target application; and displaying the identification code in an icon-display region of the target application in the system UI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dengchao Zhu
  • Patent number: 11275981
    Abstract: An object with an icon thereon encodes a bit sequence. The icon comprises a plurality of concentric rings, each of the plurality of concentric rings is divided into a plurality of data sectors. Each of the plurality of data sectors is associated with a corresponding bit in the bit sequence, and each of the plurality of data sectors encodes the corresponding bit based on the presence or absence of a line segment in the sector. The plurality of concentric rings further comprises at least three anchor sectors on one or more of the plurality of concentric rings, the at least three anchor sectors comprise an anchor mark. The plurality of concentric rings further comprises one or more error correction sectors, each of the one or more error correction sectors encodes a corresponding error correction bit based on the presence or absence of a line segment in the error correction sector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventors: William Patrick Brandt, Joseph Walter Bechely, IV, Lucas Persona, Daniel Nicoletti
  • Patent number: 11238255
    Abstract: The security of a QR code is substantially increased by removing an alignment pattern and/or a position detection pattern from a complete QR code to form an incomplete QR code. A complete QR code can be regenerated from the incomplete QR code with the proper imaging angle to the incomplete QR code. A malicious operator is unlikely to be able to obtain the proper imaging angle and is thereby unable to reconstruct a complete QR code from the incomplete QR code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Jiaheng Wang, Jun Xie
  • Patent number: 11237627
    Abstract: An AR headset is described to co-localize an image data set with a body of a person. One method can include identifying optical codes with a contrast medium in a tubing on the body of the person using the AR headset. The image data set can be aligned with the body of the person using the fixed position of the image visible marker with the contrast medium in the tubing with respect to the optical code referenced to a representation of the image visible marker. In one configuration, an image data set can be scaled by comparing a measured size of the image visible marker (e.g., gadolinium tubing) in the captured image data set to the known size of the image visible marker. In addition, a center of an optical code may be identified to more accurately align the image data set with a body of a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Novarad Corporation
    Inventors: Wendell Arlen Gibby, Steven Todd Cvetko
  • Patent number: 11222188
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium for accessing information associated with items within a multi-dimensional space, comprising: scanning a plurality of multi-dimensional symbols, each of the plurality of multi-dimensional symbols being scanned from a plurality of angles; identifying each of the plurality of multi-dimensional symbols for each angle; and storing information identifying each of the plurality of multi-dimensional symbols for each angle in an encoded geometry repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Scott C. Lauffer, Richard W. Guzman
  • Patent number: 11222249
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an optical code including a film of a charge-transfer material, as well as methods thereof. Described herein are optical codes having anisotropic and/or isotropic regions within the film, which can be provided in a pattern that serves as an optical code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Bryan James Kaehr, Joseph J. Reczek
  • Patent number: 11182579
    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 change in status of the environmental or biological condition to which the labeled product has been exposed. A sensor dye chemistry is employed and when a specified condition of the sensed property occurs it causes a change in the color state of sensor dye modules embedded within the sensor-augmented two-dimensional barcode, encoding sensor digital information. Sensor information is recovered utilizing the error-correction feature during barcode reading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventors: Thaddeus Prusik, Mohannad Abdo, Clive Hohberger
  • Patent number: 11182657
    Abstract: In an example, a method includes receiving, at a processor, a digital version of an image combined with a machine readable graphic code. Areas of the combined image and graphic code that have a lightness level below a threshold level may be determined. Print instructions for depositing a metallic pattern wherein solid areas of the metallic pattern correspond to the areas of the combined image and graphic code that have a lightness level below the threshold level may also be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Gideon Amir
  • Patent number: 11182466
    Abstract: A user authentication apparatus includes a photographing unit which photographs a two-dimensional code displayed on a user authentication support terminal, wherein the two-dimensional code is formed by encoding at least first identification information that uniquely identifies the user, and second identification information that uniquely identifies all user authentication performed using the user authentication support terminal collectively, into the two-dimensional code, an authentication factor acquisition unit which acquires an authentication factor, a decoding unit which acquires the first identification information and the second identification information by decoding the two-dimensional code, a first identification information inquiry unit which inquires as to an existence of the first identification information by referring to a storage unit, a second identification information collation unit which, when the inquiry issued by the first identification information inquiry unit is successful, reads from t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Soliton Systems K.K.
    Inventors: Makoto Yamagishi, Kenji Ikeda, Kazuhiro Uehara
  • Patent number: 11182667
    Abstract: The performance of a neural network (NN) and/or deep neural network (DNN) can be limited by the number of operations being performed as well as management of data among the various memory components of the NN/DNN. By inserting a selected padding in the input data to align the input data in memory, data read/writes can be optimized for processing by the NN/DNN thereby enhancing the overall performance of a NN/DNN. Operatively, an operations controller/iterator can generate one or more instructions that inserts the selected padding into the data. The data padding can be calculated using various characteristics of the input data as well as the NN/DNN as well as characteristics of the cooperating memory components. Padding on the output data can be utilized to support the data alignment at the memory components and the cooperating processing units of the NN/DNN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: George Petre, Chad Balling McBride, Amol Ashok Ambardekar, Kent D. Cedola, Larry Marvin Wall, Boris Bobrov
  • Patent number: 11151433
    Abstract: A server is used to receive a barcode generation request sent by an end-user device. The server is used to generate, based on the barcode generation request, at least two pieces of barcode information by using at least two code systems, respectively. The server is used to transmit a barcode generation response to the end-user device, where the barcode generation response includes the at least two pieces of barcode information, where the barcode generation response causes an application running on the end-user device to display on the end-user device, alternately, a respective barcode image corresponding to each piece of the at least two pieces of barcode information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zongwang Hu
  • Patent number: 11126902
    Abstract: An optically variable device uses a data storage layer with a nano-optical bit system to store data. The optically variable device encodes the data using spectral signatures (such as colors) as variables. In some embodiments, the optically variable device uses angle multiplexing to store machine-readable data and an image. The optically variable device can be used as a secure data storage medium for a large volume of data. The storage capacity can be increased by increasing the number of color variables and by introducing additional variables such as intensity and polarization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: IE-9 Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Sasan Vosoogh-Grayli, Siamack Vosoogh-Grayli
  • Patent number: 11100816
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for selecting a face material for a printable label and to a printed label comprising the face material, which is selected by the method. According to an embodiment the method comprises preselecting steps, printing step(s) comprising printing of the preselected face materials using printing method(s) providing a human-readable information and a machine-readable information, evaluating steps, and a final selecting step comprising selecting of the face material, which comprises the human-readable information exhibiting a halftone resolution at least 30 L/cm and the machine-readable information exhibiting final data area module size less than 1.0 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: UPM RAFLATAC OY
    Inventor: Markku Koivisto
  • Patent number: 11068758
    Abstract: Embodiments of the systems and methods disclosed herein provide a prescriptive analytics platform, a polarity analysis engine, and a semantic analysis engine in which a user can identify a target objective and use the system to find out whether the user's objectives are being met, what predictive factors are positively or negatively affecting the targeted objectives, as well as what recommended changes the user can make to better meet the objectives. The systems and methods may include a polarity analysis engine configured to determine the polarity of terms in free-text input in view of the target objective and the predictive factors and use the polarity to generate the recommended changes. The systems and methods may also include a semantic analysis engine to extend the results of the polarity analysis engine for improved determination of predictive factors and improved recommendations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Nikolai Nikolaevich Liachenko
  • Patent number: 11055589
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for authenticating an illustration, comprising—encoding a message in the form of a two-dimensional barcode comprising blocks, each block coding a fragment of said message and comprising a set of coding sub-blocks, each sub-block comprising a set of binary elements. It is essentially characterised in that the encoding comprises prior steps consisting in:—defining or identifying a set of noteworthy points in the illustration,—calculating a set of attributes depending on certain at least of the noteworthy points,—selecting, among the calculated attributes, at least one attribute allowing a digital fingerprint to be defined—optionally compressing said digital fingerprint,—optionally signing said digital fingerprint by means of a cryptographic signature, and—recording in the message one among:—a set of at least one attribute,—the digital fingerprint,—the compressed digital fingerprint, and—the signed and optionally compressed digital fingerprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: SURYS
    Inventors: Marc Pic, Mohammed Amine Ouddan
  • Patent number: 11044265
    Abstract: In one embodiment, local begin and end tags are detected by a network security device to determine a local context of a network traffic flow, and a local feature vector is obtained for that local context. At least one triggering machine learning model is applied by the network security device to the local feature vector, and the result determines whether or not deeper analysis is warranted. In most cases, very substantial resources are not required because deeper analysis is not indicated. If deeper analysis is indicated, one or more deeper machine learning model may then be applied to global and local feature vectors, and regular expressions may be applied to packet data, which may include the triggering data packet and one or more subsequent data packets. Other embodiments, aspects and features are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Trend Micro Incorporated
    Inventors: Josiah Dede Hagen, Jonathan Edward Andersson, Shoufu Luo, Brandon Niemczyk, Leslie Zsohar, Craig Botkin, Peter Andriukaitis
  • Patent number: 11036945
    Abstract: A system for generating and verifying a matrix barcode includes a generating device for generating a matrix barcode by encoding a target data set and a verification data set, and a verifying device. The matrix barcode has a verification zone presenting verification information that is related to the verification data set. The verifying device decodes the matrix barcode to obtain the target data set and the verification data set, obtains the verification information from the verification zone in the matrix barcode, and determines whether the verification information obtained from the verification zone is related to the verification data set obtained by decoding the matrix barcode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Chien-Kang Yang
  • Patent number: 11037038
    Abstract: 2D machine readable symbologies are stylized and made aesthetically-appealing, facilitating their use to convey plural-symbol data on product packaging and other articles. In some arrangements, symbologies are stylized by geometric transformations (e.g., by multiple rotation and/or mirroring operations) to develop tiles having organized geometric structures. Such stylized symbologies can be decoded by existing code readers. A great variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventor: Ajith M. Kamath
  • Patent number: 11030500
    Abstract: Provided is a code processing method comprising: a code registering step of matching an RGB code and identification information so as to generate a code database; and a recognizing step of extracting at least one RGB code from the color code and recognizing identification information corresponding to the at least one RGB code by using the code database in which the identification information according to the RGB code has been stored in advance, when a color code is received from a recognition request terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Tae Seok Yoon
  • Patent number: 11001049
    Abstract: Cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) and cyclic olefin polymer (COP) are useful as support material for 3D printing of high temperature polymers, such as polyimides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Avient Corporation
    Inventor: Roger W. Avakian
  • Patent number: 11003969
    Abstract: A method of an information processing device is provided. The method includes: dividing, by the at least one processor, a predetermined region used for generating a two-dimensional code into an image region and an encoding region that does not overlap the image region; setting, by the at least one processor, a first image in the image region; and setting, by the at least one processor, at least one code element used for storing data information in the encoding region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Dianping Xu, Yugeng Lin, Chen Ran, Jingjing Li, Hao Chen, Hongyang Wang, Leteng Weng, Xiaobin Fang
  • Patent number: 10977534
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter is directed to compositions of machine verifiable marks comprising embedded unique identifiers and error correction features. In one embodiment, a composition includes an ordered arrangement of reference characters selected from among a plurality of reference characters. Each reference character of the plurality of reference characters is distinct based upon a value calculated by a similarity of one shape to another. The composition further includes a numeric equivalent associated with the reference characters and an error correction feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Verinetics
    Inventor: Thomas J. Mercolino
  • Patent number: 10948918
    Abstract: Path planning for a robot is a compute intensive task. For a dynamic environment this is more cumbersome where position and orientation of objects changes often. Embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems and methods for context based path planning for vector navigation in hexagonal spatial maps. A 2-D environment is represented into a hexagonal grid map that includes hexagonal grid cells, objects are identified based on a comparison of RGB value associated with contiguous cells. Candidate contexts are determined based on objects identified. The hexagonal grid map is rotated at various angles and compared with pre-defined map(s) to determine quantitative measure of similarity for contexts identification from the candidate contexts, based upon which a path is dynamically planned for easy and efficient vector navigation within the hexagonal grid map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Sounak Dey, Arijit Mukherjee, Aritra Sarkar
  • Patent number: 10936935
    Abstract: A product scanner apparatus includes an image capturing device to image an object using visible light. A first reading module is configured to attempt to read a barcode symbol in a captured image from the image capturing device. The barcode symbol provides an identification of the object when read. A second reading module is configured to attempt to read digital watermark information on a product tag affixed to the object. A controller is configured to control the image capturing device to capture an image of the object, control the first reading module to read the barcode symbol, and then control the second reading module to read digital watermark information only if the barcode symbol is successfully read. The product tag includes visible text printed on a surface thereof and the digital water information encodes discount information corresponding to the visible text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Hitoshi Iizaka
  • Patent number: 10929730
    Abstract: In some examples, an article includes a substrate having a surface; a parent optical element set comprising one or more parent optical elements disposed on the surface of the substrate, a child optical element set comprising one or more child optical elements disposed on the surface of the substrate. Each of the parent optical elements has a first retroreflective property and each of the child optical elements has a second retroreflective property different from the first retroreflective property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Robert W. Shannon, Glenn E. Casner, Gautam Singh, Guruprasad Somasundaram
  • Patent number: 10904008
    Abstract: Systems and methods for user identity and transaction authentication are described. A user may be authenticated by a terminal configured to process image data of a two-dimensional code to decode key information, the two-dimensional code comprising a cryptographic binding of user credentials including a low-resolution image of the user's face and optionally user biometric data to database user information stored on a secure server. A hash of the two-dimensional code has several digits in common with the hash of the user information stored on the secure server. Authentication may be carried out by computing and comparing the hash values, comparing the high-resolution image of the user's face fetched from the secure server to the user and to the low resolution image embedded in the two dimensional code. The two-dimensional code may be generated to provide access to a restricted area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Martin Tomlinson, Cen Jung Tjhai, Andersen Cheng
  • Patent number: 10886047
    Abstract: A wireless charging coil assembly comprises a first stamped coil having a first trace, a second stamped coil having a second trace, and a film having a first side and a second side. The first stamped coil is adhered to the first side of the film and the second stamped coil is adhered to the second side of the film. At least a first portion of the first trace of the first stamped coil and at least a first portion of the second trace of the second stamped coil are electrically connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: A.K. Stamping Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur Kurz, Bernard Duetsch, Joshua Kurz
  • Patent number: 10883879
    Abstract: Identification of a material composition. The material composition is configured with a sequential pattern applied to one or more surfaces of the body. The sequential pattern identifies the specific material composition. A discrete section or sub-section of the material is analyzed, after which the discrete section or sub-section may be sorted for recycling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sean M. Ackley, Aaron R. Cox, Jason E. Minyard, Gerard F. Muenkel, Joni E. Saylor