Particular Code Pattern Patents (Class 235/494)
  • 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
    Assignee: COMPELLON INCORPORATED
    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: 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LTD
    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
    Assignee: TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED
    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
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    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
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    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
    Assignee: PQ SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    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
  • Patent number: 10853903
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to signal decoding and icon (e.g., a logo, shape, icon, etc.) detection. In some implementations, a first response is provided upon signal decoding but no icon detection within first captured image data, and a second response is provided upon signal decoding and icon detection within the first captured image data. Other aspects, combinations and implementations are described as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Utkarsh Deshmukh, Eliot Rogers, Matthew M. Weaver
  • Patent number: 10853436
    Abstract: First information is received corresponding to a scanned page including a first graphic code. The page is displayed with the first graphic code and an information display page, where the information display page displays the first information. Second information is received corresponding to a scanned page including a second graphic code. The second information is added to the information display page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaoqing Lin, Lindong Liu
  • Patent number: 10846577
    Abstract: A method for providing information in a machine-readable form is based on information being allocated a unique database reference identifier consisting of at least one character in an initialization step. In a subsequent generation process step, a 2D identifier matrix is generated. The 2D identifier matrix has cells, each of which is assigned a cell value. The 2D identifier matrix has linear borders for bordering the cells. The borders and the cells are designed such that the cell values can be optically detected by a person. Immediately following the generation of the 2D identifier matrix, the database reference identifier is transmitted to the 2D identifier matrix by marking specified cells of the 2D identifier matrix in the same generation process step. Each character of the database reference identifier is represented by precisely one cell value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Martin Voigt
  • Patent number: 10846492
    Abstract: For determining a tag based location, a display presents the image. A processor identifies a given equipment tag within the image at a user focus determined at the augmented reality display. The processor further determines a device location based on the given equipment tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thong T. Nguyen, Kevin E. Colloton, Alex L. Nicoll, Paul D. Schmirler
  • Patent number: 10845316
    Abstract: An installation (2) for optically inspecting containers (3) includes a support table (7) for containers, which table has a slide plate (8) on which the bottom of a container stands. The slide plate (8) includes a portion (18) that is movable under the action of an actuator (19) to move the movable portion (18) between a transfer position in which the movable portion is flush with the table, and an inspection position in which the movable portion (18) is set back relative to the slide plate (8). A light source (14) and a light sensor (15) are positioned so that, in the inspection position of the movable portion, the sensor can receive a light beam propagating in an inspection volume (V) in which there is situated at least a portion of the bottom (4) of the container spaced apart from the slide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: TIAMA
    Inventor: Antonio Pinto
  • Patent number: 10839244
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and a device for generating an image. The method includes: a, obtaining a character recognition result corresponding to a first image, the character recognition result including one or more characters and a first confidence of each character; b, determining a second confidence of a character set including at least one of the one or more characters according to the first confidence of each character in the character set; c, determining a refined character set corresponding to the first image based on the second confidence; and d, performing image processing on a sub image corresponding to the refined character set in the first image, to obtain a second image, an annotation text corresponding to the second image including the refined character set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shufu Xie, Shanshan Liu
  • Patent number: 10820746
    Abstract: A container for a beverage or foodstuff preparation machine, the container for containing beverage or foodstuff preparation material and including on a surface thereof an arrangement of separate codes encoding preparation information, whereby each code encodes a distinct phase of a preparation process. Also disclosed is a beverage or foodstuff preparation system including the container and an attachment configured for attachment to an element of the system. Further disclosed is a computer program and non-transitory computer readable medium for use therewith. Also disclosed are methods of producing and using these devices and apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventor: André Noth
  • Patent number: 10817743
    Abstract: In a template design application, a user creates a template for a machine-readable image target that supports encoded data and augmented reality homography. The design application enforces design constraints that ensure reliable detection of the target by a detection application while supporting creative freedom in designing the template. The design constraints can include specification of a detection contour outlining a transition between a perimeter of a border shape and an adjacent area of a contrasting color. Data to be encoded is applied to the template to create printable image instances of the target. The template is also loaded into a detection application, which scans and recognizes printed instances of the target and decodes the encoded data. The detection application uses the decoded data to create a synthesized image target matching the scanned target and which is used to execute further tracking of the target within a moving field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventors: Zsolt Szalavari, Michael Gervautz, John James Lechleiter
  • Patent number: 10803271
    Abstract: A length measuring instrument for measuring length with a measure includes: a measure on which a code is printed, a plurality of patterns each allotted to a different number being arranged, each of the patterns having digits to which an N-notation number (N being 3 or greater) is allotted, each of the digits having a different color corresponding to the allotted numerical value, the patterns being arranged in ascending order or descending order, a Hamming distance between patterns adjacent to each other in an array direction being 1, an amount of change in numerical value at the same digit between the adjacent patterns being 1 in the code; a reading unit that optically reads patterns printed on the measure; and a measuring unit that measures a length of a measurement target from a result of the reading by the reading unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED
    Inventor: Koichiro Fuji
  • Patent number: 10803371
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments generally relate to a transaction card with an integrated card stand. The transaction card comprises a substrate having a card thickness, and first and second card surfaces, the second card surface being substantially coextensive with the first card surface. The transaction may further comprise a card stand pivotable relative to the second card surface and having a stand thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Maiman, Max Miracolo, Joshua Edwards
  • Patent number: 10796122
    Abstract: Techniques to improve detection and security of images, including formation and detection of matrix-based images. Some techniques include detecting a matrix-based image that is optimized for detection in a particular environment. The matrix-based image may be a matrix bar code. The matrix bar code may include a plurality of non-black and non-white colors, where each one of the plurality of non-black and non-white colors are at least one of an absent color in relation to the environment and a least prevalent color associated with the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Austin Grant Walters, Jeremy Edward Goodsitt, Fardin Abdi Taghi Abad
  • Patent number: 10789441
    Abstract: One or more implementations shown in the present specification provide a method for generating an identification code. A center of a detection area is determined. A plurality of concentric circles are determined based on the center. A plurality of position detection patterns whose distance from the center is the radius are determined based on the center and a radius. A start pattern from each position detection pattern is determined. N-ary characters corresponding to a to-be-encoded content to obtain the identification code are encode on the concentric circles based on a position of the start pattern. Codes corresponding to adjacent and same characters in the N-ary characters form an arc line segment. A code corresponding to a character that is different from both adjacent characters in the N-ary characters is a point. Codes corresponding to different characters in the N-ary characters have different colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Yinhai Tu
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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