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20110180612CODING PATTERN COMPRISING MULTI-PPM DATA SYMBOLS WITH MINIMAL CLUSTERING OF MACRODOTS - A substrate having a coding pattern disposed thereon or therein. The coding pattern comprises a plurality of macrodots encoding contiguous data symbols. Each data symbol is represented by d macrodots, each of the d macrodots occupying a respective position from a plurality of predetermined possible positions p. The respective positions of the d macrodots represent one of possible symbol values, and a predetermined number of unused symbol values are selected to minimize clustering of macrodots between adjacent data symbols.07-28-2011
20090194600Surface Having Coded Data Layers - A surface is provided having disposed therein or thereon a plurality of coded data layers. The coded data layers include a raw data layer having at least one raw data portion, a fault-tolerant data layer having at least one fault-tolerant data portion, and an alignment data layer having alignment data indicative of at least two registration positions. The registration positions are indicative of a relative position of the raw and fault-tolerant data portions with respect to the surface.08-06-2009
20090194599SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENCRYPTED BAR CODE GENERATION - Disclosed herein are systems and methods that provide a temporary payment instrument having a barcode with an encrypted account number and expiration date assigned to a consumer. For example, such systems and methods screen a consumer to determine whether he or she meets credit eligibility requirements established by a merchant card provider. If the candidate meets the credit eligibility, such systems and methods may assign a payment card account number and expiration date to the consumer, encrypt the payment card account number and expiration date, and generate a barcode that includes the payment card and account number embedded therein.08-06-2009
20130075482Coding pattern comprising tags with x and y coordinate data divided into respective halves of each tag - A substrate has disposed on a surface a coding pattern. The coding pattern includes a plurality of tags each comprising x-coordinate data and y-coordinate data. A y-axis is nominally defined as north-south and an x-axis is nominally defined as east-west. The coding pattern further includes a plurality of data elements contained in each tag. The x-coordinate data is represented by a first set of data elements and the y-coordinate data is represented by a second set of data elements. The first set of data elements includes two replications of the x-coordinate data, a first replication of the x-coordinate data positioned in a western half of said tag and a second replication of the x-coordinate data positioned in an eastern half of said tag. The first replication of the x-coordinate data is positioned within one tag distance of a second replication of x-coordinate data of an adjacent tag.03-28-2013
20100140362APPARATUS HANDLING CODES, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME AND PROGRAM - An apparatus for reducing a first document image and a second document image in a size and producing output images on a single sheet, the apparatus including: a creating unit configured to create a code containing information with a higher security level selected from first information contained in a code of the first document image and second information contained in a code of the second document image; and a unit configured to add the code created by the creating unit to the output image.06-10-2010
20130037619MACHINE READABLE INFORMATION INTERFACE FOR A CONTAINER - The present application is directed to systems and methods for delivering information for a container. A base label may be adhered to the container, and at least a first, a second, and a third indicia displayed on the base label. A top label may cover at least a portion of the base label. The top label may be rotatable about the base label. The top label may have a transparent window allowing at least one of the first, second, or third indicia to be visible through the transparent window.02-14-2013
20100072288Augmented binary code symbol - An augmented binary code symbol (100) includes a perimeter, first and second data regions (03-25-2010
20100044446MEMBERSHIP CARDS - A code carrier, on which multiple barcodes corresponding to independent entities are printed or stored, is disclosed. The barcodes are arranged on the code carrier and angled such that a barcode reader may individually read a desired barcode and the barcodes are surrounded in distinctive colors. A code carrier provider maintains a data base of users and their corresponding barcode identifiers.02-25-2010
20100044445Method and System for Creating and Using Barcodes - Methods for efficiently retrieving information from an image of a symbol are described. Symbols are described that contain detection patterns that facilitate the determination of location, alignment, size and orientation of the symbol in an image. Detection patterns are described that possess geometric shapes susceptible to efficient decoding using probabilistic detection algorithms. Detection patterns are described that are provided in colors, shapes and sizes different from the color, shape and sizes of modules carrying information in the symbol. Methods are described for identifying the location and size of detection patterns in images of the symbol and for locating modules in the symbol to facilitate extraction of information carried by the modules.02-25-2010
20120205453INTERNATIONAL ALPHA-NUMERIC DEMOGRAPHIC IDENTITY CODE - An apparatus for the creation, storage, management, manipulation and display of a de-identified unique global code for humans, containing both static and dynamic coded information, regardless of background or nationality. A registry web portal is programmed to display the code comprising a series of field code positions based on a series of field data forming an identity data set for a human. A sequence provider provides the registry with the code for display. Servers may retain additional data regarding the human segregated according to the code in a plurality of modules patterned after a structure and a function of the human neurological system.08-16-2012
20090159714Medication Administration Tracking - Methods and apparatus for tracking medical administration information, including the anatomical site of administration, are described. Apparatus embodiments include kits including labels having one or more of the time of administration or the anatomical site of administration.06-25-2009
20130026239DEVICE AND ITS USE FOR OUTPUTTING OF 2D CODES WITH EMBEDDED IMAGES - Provided is a device (and program) for producing a 2D code with an embedded image for an automated machine generated process, comprising a processor that produces the 2D code with an embedded image. Also provided are methods of using this device to produce 2D codes with embedded images.01-31-2013
20130026241DEVICE AND ITS USE FOR CREATION, OUTPUT AND MANAGEMENT OF 2D BARCODES WITH EMBEDDED IMAGES - Provided is a Device, a System, applications and an associated Ecosystem for the consistent and reliable production, creation, generation, management and utilization of two-dimensional (‘2D’) barcodes (‘Codes’) featuring embedded Images, designating the alignment position and alignment size of the embedding Images in 2D Codes and enabling the corresponding outputted Code files by the Device System to be downloaded and or showcased digitally within all forms of digital advertising, media, television, mobile telephony and the world wide web as well as integrated with the production processes for consumer products and packaged goods, printed products, merchandise and other items featuring such 2D Codes creating a public telecommunications platform and or private intranet services featuring a searchable database, directory and or registry of the 2D Codes with embedded Images that have been created by, produced by and outputted by the Device or System.01-31-2013
20130026240TWO-DIMENSIONAL CODE, CODE GENERATION SYSTEM, PROGRAM, AND PRINTED MEDIUM - Provided is a two-dimensional code structured in such a way that the identification function for each of multiple components constituting the two-dimensional code, which have been concatenated and encoded in the form of structured append, has been enhanced. In a set of multiple two-dimensional codes that have been encoded in the form of structured append, wherein the two-dimensional code comprises an information area, an illustration area, and a parity area, each two-dimensional code which is a component of the set of multiple two-dimensional codes is a two-dimensional code having the same graphical illustration drawn in the illustration area.01-31-2013
20090090786Segmented circular bar code - A segmented circular bar code is made-up of inner and outer locator rings, one or more data rings, two large orientation cells, an even number of radially-extending gaps dividing the bar code into a corresponding number of segments, and gap locator cells straddling each radially-extending gap. Each of the locator rings and the data rings is circular and has a finite width. All rings are concentric and there is no circumferential space between the rings.04-09-2009
20080210764Color Barcode Producing, Reading and/or Reproducing Method and Apparatus - A color barcode can record much more amount of information than black white barcode. However, the problem of the color barcode is that it is easy to lose integrity or authenticity in printing and copy generation. This invention provides an apparatus and a method to keep the integrity or authenticity of the color barcode. Such is accomplished by the color information portion of the color barcode representing the color information about what colors are used for color tiles of data portion of the color barcode and an apparatus and a method for producing and reproducing such color barcode.09-04-2008
20100006657METHOD FOR CODING TWO DIMENSIONAL OPTICAL IDENTIFICATION WITH THE SAME GRAY LEVEL AND PRINTING PRODUCT THEREOF - The invention relates to a method for coding a two dimensional (2D) optical identification (OID) with the same gray level and a printing product thereof. The printing product includes a 2D-OID, which includes a positioning block and a plurality of data coding blocks. The positioning block has a plurality of specific patterns arranged as an N×M matrix, wherein the specific patterns along a first edge thereof and the specific patterns along a second edge thereof are filled. The data coding blocks are disposed around the positioning block and include the specific patterns arranged as the N×M matrix, wherein the specific pattern in a center of the data coding blocks is filled. A specific number of the remaining specific patterns in each data coding block are filled to serve as a code for representation of data.01-14-2010
20100001082Printing Control Device, Control Method For A Printing Device, And A Control Program - Differences in the output of the printed barcode caused by differences interpreting the barcode generating code of an application program are absorbed so that the barcode desired by the user can be printed. The printer driver 01-07-2010
20090302122METHOD FOR RECORDING DATA IN A HOLOGRAPHIC FORM ON A LENS AND A CORRESPONDING LENS - The inventive method for recording data on an optical lens (12-10-2009
20090302123METHOD OF CODED MARKING OF A PRODUCT OF SMALL SIZE, AND MARKED PRODUCT OBTAINED ACCORDING TO SAID METHOD - The method is for coded marking of a product of small size, such as horological or jewelry product (12-10-2009
20130056542METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING A BARCODE ON A SUBSTRATE AND DATA CARRIER - A method and apparatus for producing a barcode on a substrate reproduce the barcode to adapt it during a workflow. All information about the barcode is procured and the page is reproduced. If not all the information about the barcode is known, problems can occur. Therefore, a first section is created within a first region in a file, describing a first barcode, the region is made unambiguously identifiable using identification elements of a PDL and, when re-opening, the file is identified using the identification elements and the first barcode is accessed. Changes can be made to individual parameters and/or contents of the first barcode and can be used to produce a changed first region. A substrate is then imaged in an imaging device producing the barcode while taking the changes in the image region into account. A data carrier stores a computer program for carrying out the method.03-07-2013
20090277968VISUAL CODE TRANSACTION VERIFICATION - The invention is an improved transaction verification method comprising a document, card or electronic apparatus with a transparent optical pattern visible to the user on a transparent window display. The verification process is performed by a user aligning the transparent pattern over a synchronized pattern image. The optical combination of these patterns induces a visual code, to be apparent to the user, which is then manually entered into a remote terminal or directly to the electronic apparatus to verify the transaction.11-12-2009
20100084480POSITION-CODING PATTERN HAVING TAG COORDINATES ENCODED BY SUCCESSIVE SUBSEQUENCES OF CYCLIC POSITION CODE - A substrate having a position-coding pattern disposed on a surface thereof. The position-coding pattern comprises a plurality of tags, each tag encoding a w-bit subsequence of a cyclic code sequence having a length n and a dimension k. The w-bit subsequence maps to a corresponding coordinate codeword for the tag. Adjacent tags contain successive w-bit subsequences in the cyclic code sequence and n>w>k.04-08-2010
20100084477CODING PATTERN COMPRISING REGISTRATION SYMBOLS FOR IDENTIFYING THE CODING PATTERN - A substrate having a first coding pattern disposed on a surface thereof. The first coding pattern comprises: a plurality of target elements defining a target grid, the target grid comprising a plurality of cells, wherein neighboring cells share target elements; a plurality of data elements contained in each cell; and a plurality of tags. Each tag is defined by a first set of contiguous cells. Each tag comprises respective tag data encoded by a respective set of the data elements. Each cell comprises one or more registration symbols encoded by a respective set of said data elements. Each of the registration symbols identifies the cell as being contained in the first set, and thereby contained in the first coding pattern.04-08-2010
20130062420METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THE GENERATION AND VALIDATION OF PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS - A method and apparatus for encoding and decoding sequential index numbers to pseudo-random Personal Identification Codes (PINs) of varying word size in disclosed. The word size is defined by a word size control variable. The encoding and decoding process utilizes a symmetric, secret key, block encryption/decryption method. The index numbers are encrypted and the output result produces the PIN numbers. The encryption process may be reversed to a decryption process using a mode control input. When reversed to decryption, the PIN numbers are translated back into the original index numbers utilizing the same secret key for encryption. The block size of the encryption/decryption method is matched to the word size control variable. The word size defines the maximum number of index number/PIN code pairs. There is a one-to-one correspondence between a single index number and the resulting PIN number, thus forming a unique ordered pair.03-14-2013
20130062421BAR CODED MONETARY TRANSACTION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A monetary transaction system allowing a biller to generate an invoice for a customer with a bar code comprising data identifying the customer and the biller, and a scanning apparatus for use by a third party configured both to scan the bar code and, based on the identifying data, to effect payment to the biller in a predetermined or customer-specified amount.03-14-2013
20110011941SHIPMENT TRACKING METHOD, DEVICE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE METHOD AND PRINTING DEVICE - A method for tracking shipments of a letter or package shipped by at least one shipper to an address of at least one addressee including printing a bar code on each shipment to be tracked, wherein the bar code includes at least one part for identification of the shipper of the shipment, which is invariable for each shipper, and a shipment rank identification part of each shipment, which is variable for each shipment; and a device for tracking shipments of a letter or package shipped by at least one shipper to an address of at least one addressee including at least one database having at least one user data table listing bar codes of the shipper and address information, and a data table of shipments being tracked listing each shipment by shipper.01-20-2011
20110011940CODE PATTERN - A dot pattern and a code pattern, a plurality of which can be printed on a small area, are provided. In the dot pattern, a first and a second dot patterns are superimposed and arranged. The first and the second dot patterns provide a plurality of reference dots in regions of blocks on which predetermined dots are arranged, arrange a plurality of virtual reference points defined by the reference dots, arrange information dots that define information by distances and directions from the virtual reference points, and further define at least orientations and sizes of the blocks based on arrangements of the reference dots as indexes of the blocks. The block is arranged so that part of or entire the reference dots and/or the virtual reference dots of the first and second dot patterns are superimposed together, and the number of the block is one, or a plurality of the blocks are repeatedly arranged in lateral and longitudinal directions.01-20-2011
20090184171TWO-DIMENSIONAL CODE AND ITS DECODING METHOD, AND THE PRINTING PUBLICATION USING THIS TWO-DIMENSIONAL CODE - The invention discloses a two-dimensional code and its decoding method and the printing publication for applying the two-dimensional code. The area of the positioning points located at the four corners of the code in the two-dimensional code characters is larger than that of the data points. The code symbol is arranged repeatedly on the basement and seamless joint as code matrix including at least two same code symbols, and the adjacent code has the same positioning point. The two-dimensional code is printed on the printing publication to be identified by the device. The decoding method comprises the following steps of: reading the two-dimensional code by using a reading device; detecting the margin of each point to obtain the margin image; parsing the margin image to obtain the closed border; computing the area within the closed border in order to select the positioning points; matching the positioning points in the rectangle mode; grouping the data points after selecting one separate code character; reconstructing the array of data points; and recovering the code words.07-23-2009
20090008462TRANSACTION CARD WITH SEEDS - A financial transaction card includes a substantially biodegradable substrate, a plurality of seeds, and an account identifier. The plurality of seeds is coupled with the substantially biodegradable substrate such that the plurality of seeds is embedded within and substantially surrounded by the substantially biodegradable substrate. When the financial transaction card is inserted into a planting composition, the substantially biodegradable substrate decomposes leaving the plurality of seeds planted in the planting composition. The account identifier is securely connected to the substrate and links the substantially biodegradable substrate to a financial account. The account identifier is machine readable by a point-of-sale terminal. Stored-value card assemblies, methods of encouraging purchase and facilitating use of a stored-value card, and other embodiments are also disclosed.01-08-2009
20130214051REMOVABLE COMPONENT FOR A CONSUMABLE WITH IDENTIFYING GRAPHIC - A removable component for dispensing a physical resource from a dispensing system may include a body defining a reservoir in which a physical resource may be stored, a graphic provided on the removable component having information.08-22-2013
20080290179Method Of Recording Machine-Readable Information - The invention relates to a method of recording machine-readable information on an article, including the steps of: providing a carrier having flakes dispersed therein onto the surface of the article, wherein all of the flakes have a beam-splitting grating pattern encoding the information thereon; aligning the flakes parallel to a sloped plane forming a slope angle with the surface of the article; and, solidifying the carrier. When the article is irradiated with an EM beam, a first portion of the EM beam is reflected from the surface of the article, forming a surface reflection, a second portion of the beam is reflected from the beam-splitting grating pattern, forming an arrangement of sub-beams, and the slope angle provides a spatial separation between the arrangement of sub-beams and the surface reflection, enabling machine-reading.11-27-2008
20120056003SUBSTRATE HAVING CODING PATTERN ENCODING REED-SOLOMON SYMBOLS - A substrate having a coding pattern disposed on a surface thereof. The coding pattern encodes a plurality of Reed-Solomon symbols. Each Reed-Solomon symbol has a respective Reed-Solomon symbol value represented by a set of m macrodots. Each of the m macrodots occupies a respective position from a plurality p of predetermined possible positions. The positions of the m macrodots represents one of a plurality of different Reed-Solomon symbol values, wherein each of the different Reed-Solomon symbol values is represented by the same number of macrodots.03-08-2012
20080203177BAR CODE GENERATOR - The present invention is directed to a bar code generator which improves a print quality of a bar code and further enhances reading precision thereof, as to both vertical and horizontal bar codes. In this bar code generator, bar width information is set independently for each of the vertical and horizontal bar codes, as a precondition for printing the vertical and horizontal bar codes, selectively. When the bar code is printed (S08-28-2008
20090206166CODING PATTERN COMPRISING REED-SOLOMON CODEWORDS ENCODED BY MIXED MULTI-PULSE POSITION MODULATION - A substrate having a coding pattern disposed on a surface thereof. The coding pattern comprises a plurality of macrodots encoding Reed-Solomon codewords. Each codeword is comprised of Reed-Solomon data symbols and Reed-Solomon redundancy symbols. The coding pattern encodes the symbols using mixed multi-pulse position modulation, with a higher number of symbol values available for redundancy symbols than data symbols.08-20-2009
20090090785ELECTRONIC MONEY CARD - The present invention provides an electronic money card in which an end user of the electronic money card can print a pattern intended by the user on the front of the electronic money card to be used for promotion, advertisement, identity, commemoration and the like. The electronic money card 04-09-2009
20100012736BAR CODE AUTHENTICATION - A method for embedding secondary information in a bar code that includes primary information, the method comprising varying the periphery of selected ones of the bars or pixels of the code and/or varying the periphery of at least some of the bars or pixels by different amounts and/or varying the peripheral shape of at least some of the bars or pixels.01-21-2010
20080308642Personalised Support Such as an Identity Card Comprising Anti-Falsification Means - The invention concerns a support having a surface provided with personalizing data, wherein it includes anti-counterfeit measures, arranged on at least part of the surface. The anti-counterfeit measures are being configured to be modified in appearance under the effect of an additional personalization of the surface part and appear as defects visible at the surface of the card.12-18-2008
20090188983PREPAID PAYMENT DEVICE ADMISSION TICKETING - A prepaid payment device is used to by a consumer as a ticket to a future performance event as well as to conduct a transaction with a merchant. The consumer operates a user interface of a kiosk to select admission to the future performance event and a monetary amount to be added thereto. Payment is submitted to the kiosk for both the admission price and the monetary amount. The prepaid payment device is associated with an account that is credited with the payment. Stored on the prepaid payment device is information which includes the associated account and authorization for admission to the selected future performance event. The payment credited to the account can be for both the transaction with the merchant offering admission to the future performance event and also for an additional transaction with another merchant who may be at the venue of the future performance event.07-30-2009
20120024967QR CODE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed is a QR (Quick Response) code. The QR code is a square block composed of message unit blocks arranged without gaps according to a predetermined rule. The message unit blocks include black blocks and white blocks. The white message unit blocks of the QR code are bright planes formed on a metal surface through die casting. Each bright plane of white message unit block is set at an identical inclination angle with respect to a horizontal plane. The black message unit blocks of the QR code are formed as scattering planes on the metal surface and are set on an identical plane parallel to the horizontal plane. The QR code is highly stable, readable and identifiable. A method for manufacturing the QR code is also provided.02-02-2012
20090121031METHOD OF MINIMIZING VISIBLE COLORATION OF SUBSTRATE - A method of minimizing visible coloration of a substrate having an IR-absorbing dye disposed thereon. The method includes preselecting the dye such that it includes a moiety for reducing intermolecular interactions between adjacent dye molecules.05-14-2009
20100084479POSITION-CODING PATTERN HAVING TAG COORDINATES ENCODED BY BIT-SHIFTED SUBSEQUENCES OF CYCLIC POSITION CODE - A substrate having a position-coding pattern disposed on a surface thereof. The position-coding pattern comprises a plurality of tags. Each tag encodes a w-bit subsequence of a cyclic code sequence. The w-bit subsequence maps to a corresponding coordinate codeword for the tag. Adjacent tags contain a w-bit subsequence shifted by one bit relative to each other in the cyclic code sequence.04-08-2010
20100084481CODING PATTERN HAVING MERGED DATA SYMBOLS - A substrate having a coding pattern disposed on a surface thereof. The coding pattern comprises a plurality of merged data symbols, each merged data symbol being represented by a plurality of data elements disposed on the surface. Each merged data symbol encodes a first individual data symbol and a second individual data symbol.04-08-2010
20100084478CODING PATTERN COMPRISING COLUMNS AND ROWS OF COORDINATE DATA - A substrate having a coding pattern disposed on a surface thereof. The coding pattern comprises a plurality of contiguous square tags of length l, each tag comprising x-coordinate data and y-coordinate data. A plurality of data elements are contained in each tag. The x-coordinate data is represented by a respective set of data elements and the y-coordinate data is represented by a respective set of data elements. All the x-coordinate data is represented in a column of the tag parallel with a y-axis, and all the y-coordinate data is represented in a row of the tag parallel with an x-axis. The column and the row each have a width v, such that any square portion of the coding pattern having a length (l+v) is guaranteed to contain the x-coordinate data and the y-coordinate data for a tag irrespective of whether a whole tag is contained in that portion.04-08-2010
20090166441METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY RECTIFYING BUSINESS CARD PRESENTATION ANGLE - A method for automatically rectifying business card presentation angle is described. The method is applicable to a mobile electronic device to automatically rectify a presentation angle of a shot business card image. Firstly, maintain character pixels of the shot business card image, and divide the character pixels into character groups by determining whether the pixel pitch is larger than a predetermined value. Next, obtain a first axis and a second axis of the character groups. After that, calculate an included angle formed between the first axis and the second axis, and adjust the oblique character groups through angles obtained for correction. Then, adjust aspect ratios of all the character groups after angle correction according to appropriate character aspect ratios, to make the displayed font seem normal. Finally, generate a corrected business card image according to the character groups after correction.07-02-2009
20090166436TRANSACTION PRODUCT WITH STORAGE CHAMBER - A transaction product includes a housing and an account identifier. The housing includes a first member, which defines a primary panel and a side wall extending around the primary panel to define a storage chamber, and a second member slidably coupled with the first member. The second member is configured to slide relative to the first member between an open position and a closed position. In the closed position, the second member covers the storage chamber, and in the open position, the storage chamber is readily accessible. The second member slides relative to the first member between the open position and the closed position in a direction substantially perpendicular to an extension of the side wall from the primary panel of the first member. The account identifier links the housing to an account or record and is machine readable. Other cards, products, assemblies and associated methods are also disclosed.07-02-2009
20090294544Surface Having Optically Readable Printed Tags - A surface having an optically readable pattern of dots printed thereon. The pattern comprises an arbitrarily shaped constant background pattern of dots and/or blanks. The constant background pattern defines discrete areas of coded data represented by a plurality of dots positioned according to an encoding scheme. Each discrete area contains orientation information for enabling an optical reader to determine an orientation relative to the pattern of dots.12-03-2009
20090166440Method for Representing Numerical Data in a Barcode and Related Electronic Device - A method for representing numerical data in a barcode includes corresponding a plurality of gray level values, including a gray level value of maximum reflection rate, a gray level value of minimum reflection rate, and at least one gray level value different from the gray level value of maximum reflection rate and the gray level value of minimum reflection rate, to a plurality of numbers, selecting a gray level value corresponding to the numerical data from the plurality of gray level values according to a value of the numerical data, and displaying the gray level value corresponding to the numerical data by a component of the barcode for representing the numerical data.07-02-2009
20100102134METHOD FOR PRODUCING CODE PATTERNS, AND CODE PATTERNS - A plurality of code patterns including at least two code patterns is provided. The code patterns represent identical information. Adjacent ones of the code patterns of the code patterns meet at an angle. The code patterns at least reduce visual impact.04-29-2010
20120168523Method for Physically Making Objects Continuous Functions - A set of symbols is encoded using a continuous mapping function to produce corresponding encoded functions, wherein the mapping function is continuous and values of the encoded functions are real and vary continuously. The encoded functions are summed in a spatial domain to generate a summed function, which is biased so that values of a biased function are all positive and real. Then, a physical property of the object is altered according the biased function to arrange a mark on the object.07-05-2012
20090166437TRANSACTION CARD WITH MOVABLE MEMBER - A transaction card includes a base member, an auxiliary member and an account identifier. The base member defines a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface and a slot extending therethrough. The auxiliary member includes a first section and a handle section and is coupled with the base member such that the first section is disposed on the first surface of the base member. The handle section extends from the first surface, through the slot and to the second surface of the base member such that movement of the handle section causes movement of the auxiliary member relative to the base member. The account identifier is included on one of the base member and the auxiliary member and links the transaction card to at least one of an account and a record. Other cards, combinations and associated methods are also disclosed.07-02-2009
20080290180PERSONALIZED FINANCIAL TRANSACTION CARDS AND METHODS - A gift card assembly includes a backing, a gift card and a sticker group. The gift card is formed separately from and supported by the backing. The gift card defines an activation feature configured to facilitate loading the gift card with monetary value. The sticker group is formed separately from and supported by the backing. Other method and product embodiments are disclosed.11-27-2008
20080290177MECHANICALLY CONVERTIBLE TRANSACTION PRODUCT - A mechanically convertible transaction product includes a body, two or more appendages, and an account identifier. Each of the two or more appendages is rotatably coupled with the body and configured to selectively rotate relative to the body between a compact position and an expanded position. Each appendage extends further away from the body when in the expanded position such that an overall form of the transaction product is altered when any of the appendages are in the expanded position as compared to when all of the appendages are in the compact position. The account identifier links the transaction product to an account or record. Stored-value products, combinations, methods of providing a transaction card, and other embodiments are also disclosed.11-27-2008
20080265041Bar code blocking system - A system and apparatus for ensuring a proper bar code scan on a multi-package of containers includes overcoating bar codes on each respective container with a dye and applying a unitizing carrier to the containers. The containers may also be oriented so that a bar code on each container is not readable by a bar code scanner.10-30-2008
20090057421DATA MANAGEMENT - A package is provided for use with a track-and-trace data management system. The package comprises a base defining a plurality of compartments, each compartment containing an item, and a cover enclosing the compartments to retain each item inside a respective compartment. Each item carries a unique item code, and the package includes at least one unique security code. The relationship between the unique item code and the at least one unique security code is maintained by the data management system.03-05-2009
20090078778CODING PATTERN WITH DATA ELEMENTS ENCODING BY MULTI-PULSE POSITION MODULATION - A substrate having a coding pattern disposed on a surface thereof. The coding pattern comprises a plurality of data elements, which encode data values by multi-pulse position modulation.03-26-2009
20090026276 CODE AND A METHOD FOR CODING AND ENCODING INFORMATION - A code for reading by means of a static scanner or a scanner moving at high speeds, the code including a reference symbol defining a top and a bottom of a code line, a maximum height of a code symbol, and the direction of encoding of the code line, at least one code symbol whose height relative to the reference symbol and whose position relative to the top or bottom of the code line represent information.01-29-2009
20120267439POSITION-CODING PATTERN HAVING TAG COORDINATES ENCODED BY BIT-SHIFTED SUBSEQUENCES OF CYCLIC POSITION CODE - A substrate having a position-coding pattern disposed on a surface thereof. The position-coding pattern comprises a plurality of tags. Each tag encodes a w-bit subsequence of a cyclic code sequence. The w-bit subsequence maps to a corresponding coordinate codeword for the tag. Adjacent tags contain a w-bit subsequence shifted by one bit relative to each other in the cyclic code sequence.10-25-2012
20090184170PCB rotating gift card - A stored value card has a housing including an upper shell and lower shell forming a space between the shells, wherein the housing forms a slot shaped to receive a card. A rotating element has a graphic image imprinted on the disc. The rotating element rotates by electrical motor. The upper shell has a window allowing viewing of at least a portion of the rotating element. A speaker element provides sound. An account identifier signifying a financial account is linked to the stored value card, and the account identifier is on the housing. An electronic controller may supply three phases to a first and a second coil groups for at least a pair of coils. The three phases supplied to each of the pair of coils are a North phase, a South phase, and a neutral phase on a first coil, a second coil and a third coil.07-23-2009
20090200384REDUCING A VISIBLE PRESENCE OF AN OPTICALLY READABLE TAG - Various embodiments of substantially visibly transparent optically readable tags are disclosed. In one disclosed embodiment, a tag formed on a substrate comprises a first bit value structure that comprises a higher reflectance than transmittance at one or more infrared wavelengths and a higher transmittance than reflectance at one or more visible wavelengths, and a second bit value structure that comprises a higher absorbance than transmittance at one or more infrared wavelengths and a higher transmittance than absorbance at one or more visible wavelengths.08-13-2009
20090200387Printed Interface with graphical information and coded data - A printed interface for user interaction with a computer system via a sensing device is provided. The interface comprises visible graphical information and coded data readable by the sensing device. The coded data comprises a plurality of substantially undifferentiated marks positioned relative to a predetermined pattern, with an orientation target structure for allowing relative rotation of the predetermined pattern to be determined. The visible graphical information indicates an operation that the user can select and transmit to the computer system by reading the coded data with the sensing device.08-13-2009
20090200386Machine readable 2D symbology printable on demand - An optically readable two dimensional symbology employed to encode a string of characters belonging to a source string alphabet. The two dimensional symbol can comprise an ordered plurality of printable elements. The printable elements can be arranged in a rectangular array. The printable elements can be positioned on a grid diagonal to the longitudinal axis of the rectangular array, and sequenced according to a pre-defined pattern. Each character of the character string can be encoded into a sequence of printable elements using an encoding scheme comprising at least one code set. A code set can include a plurality of bit sequences. Each bit sequence can correspond to a group of one or more characters of the source string alphabet. Each bit sequence can comprise one or more binary digits. The first binary digit can be encoded by a printable element printed in a printable element position, and a second binary digit can be encoded by a vacant printable element position.08-13-2009
20090057422Contactless Memory Information Storage for Sample Analysis and Hand-Holdable Analyzer for Use Therewith - An analytical instrument stores and/or reads information related to a sample in a contactless memory, such as a passive or active radio-frequency identification (RF-ID) tag. The information may include information about: composition of the sample, one or more analytical instruments that were used to analyze the sample, operator(s) who used the instrument(s) to analyze the sample, user-entered data about the sample (such as an origin of the sample) or a combination thereof or the like. The memory may be attached to the sample or to a container, in which the sample is stored or transported. One or more copies of such a memory may be loosely stored with the sample, such as with soil in a plastic bag or a rail car. When the memory is attached to, or stored with, the sample, the sample becomes essentially self-documenting. Information about the sample, such as its composition or origin, may be read by a contactless memory reader, such as an RF-ID reader.03-05-2009
20090057419DATA ENCODING PATTERN03-05-2009
20090084860Data Tag With A Position Detection Pattern - A two-dimensional printed data tag for detection by an optical tag reader has a position detection pattern configured so that an optical tag reader can locate the tag. Data areas are located within the confines of the position detection pattern, the data areas containing encoded data.04-02-2009
20090084859Region Delimited Coded Data Having Unique Length Digital Signature - Coded data for disposal on or in a surface is delimited into a number of regions. The coded data encodes an identity of the region in which the coded data is disposed, and a signature formed from at least part of the identity of the region and a substantially random number. The coded data is arranged in accordance with a layout having n-fold rotational symmetry, where n is at least two. The layout including n sub-layouts rotated 1/n revolutions apart about a centre of rotation, at least one sub-layout including rotation-indicating data that distinguishes that sub-layout from other sub-layouts. The random number serves as a padding to pad out the identity to a length unique to the identity.04-02-2009
20090212118Method Of Generating Interface Surface Having Rotationally Symmetric Coded Data - A method of generating an interface surface is provided in which machine-readable coded data is generated to be arranged in accordance with a layout having n-fold rotational symmetry about a center of rotation, where n is at least two, the layout including n identical sub-layouts rotated 1/n revolutions apart about the center of rotation, each sub-layout defining the position of data elements, and including rotation-indicating data that distinguishes that sub-layout from at least one other sub-layout, and the coded data is printed onto a surface to generate an interface surface.08-27-2009
20090108081LumID Barcode Format - A security feature and a method for creating a barcode are disclosed. Data is concatenating to be represented in the barcode. The concatenated data is partitioned into n-bit segments. The formatted data is encoded by assigning a respective code to each n-bit segment. The barcode is created using the encoded data.04-30-2009
20090108079TRANSACTION PRODUCT WITH GENERATOR - A transaction product includes an electro-mechanical circuit and an account identifier. The circuit includes a mechanical drive member, a generator in mechanical communication with the drive member, and an electrically driven device in electrical communication with the generator. The circuit is configured such that when a bearer moves the drive member, motion from the drive member is transferred to the generator, the generator uses the motion from the drive member to create an electrical voltage, and the electrical voltage is transferred to the electrically driven device to selectively power activation of the electrically driven device. The account identifier links the transaction product to an account or record and is machine readable by a point-of-sale terminal such that value can be added to or deducted from the account or record using the account identifier. Other cards, products, assemblies and methods of using such cards, products and assemblies are also disclosed.04-30-2009
20090108080BAR CODED MONETARY TRANSACTION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A monetary transaction system consistent with the present disclosure comprises a mechanism allowing a biller to generate at least one invoice for at least one customer, where the invoice contains a unique bar code, comprising data identifying at least the customer and the biller, and a scanning apparatus and associated components, for use by a third party, configured both to scan the bar code and, based on the identifying data of the bar code, to effect payment to the biller in a predetermined or customer-specified amount. In method form, a bill payment method consistent with the disclosure comprises: generating a biller invoice for at least one customer, said invoice containing a unique bar code, said bar code comprising data identifying at least said customer and said biller; and enabling a third party to scan and process said bar code and, based on the identifying data of said bar code, to effect payment to said biller in a predetermined or customer-specified amount. In another embodiment, a bill payment system consistent with the disclosure comprises mechanisms allowing a plurality of billers to generate bar coded invoices, with each biller generating an invoice for at least one customer, the invoice comprising a unique bar code comprising data identifying at least the customer and the biller, and networked mechanisms allowing a plurality of third parties, in communication with said billers, to scan and process a given bar code and, based on the identifying data of said bar code, to effect payment to its associated biller in a predetermined or customer-specified amount.04-30-2009
20090212119GRAPHICAL INDICATOR - A graphical indicator provided on the surface of an object to represent index information includes a content part and a header part. The content part is spread with a plurality of micro-units and divided into a plurality of state zones. Each state zone is spread with one micro-unit and equally divided into multiple hypothetical sections. The micro-unit is placed in any of the hypothetical sections to form different candidate states. The header part is spread with a plurality of micro-units that are specifically arranged to provide header information used to recognize the graphical indicator.08-27-2009
20090230199DIFFRACTIVE DATA STORAGE - An identification card and a method for formation of the card are disclosed. The identification card comprises an optical identification element formed upon a surface of the identification card and an optical stripe formed on the optical identification element and having at least a portion formed substantially from a single material. The single material is configured to have a diffractive pattern formed thereon by exposure to a laser. The diffractive pattern is capable of retaining information that is, for example, unique to a cardholder and being readable by a light source external to the identification card.09-17-2009
20120126017Hiding Auxiliary Data with Line Structure Modification - The present disclosure relates generally to information hiding and digital watermarking. One claim recites a method of hiding auxiliary data in an image. The image includes line structures. The method include: receiving an image including line structures; identifying a frequency associated with the line structures; using a programmed processor modulating the frequency associated with the line structures to convey auxiliary data in the image, in which the presence of the auxiliary data is hidden from a human observer of the image, but the auxiliary data is machine-detectable. Other claims, implementations and embodiments are provided as well.05-24-2012
20090212120GRAPHICAL INDICATOR - A graphical indicator provided on the surface of an object to represent index information includes a content part and a header part. The content part is spread with a plurality of micro-units and divided into a plurality of state zones. Each state zone is spread with one micro-unit and equally divided into multiple hypothetical sections. The micro-unit is placed in any of the hypothetical sections to form different candidate states. The header part is spread with a plurality of micro-units that are specifically arranged to provide header information used to recognize the graphical indicator.08-27-2009
20100147962Method and Apparatus for Generating a Barcode with a Human Readable Interpretation, a Printing Apparatus, and a Program - The present invention is a system and method for generating a barcode with a human readable interpretation (HRI). The method involves receiving characters as an input data set that comprises a series of unique data sets each comprising a unique application identifier. For each adjacent pair of data sets, a special character is inserted between the two data sets of the pair. The method further includes generating a barcode encoding data set for encoding the barcode based on the input data set, including interpreting the special character as a separator between data sets; generating a data set for the HRI based on the input data set, including converting the special character to a “_” (space); and generating the barcode with the HRI including combining the barcode encoding data set and the data set for the HRI.06-17-2010
20120104105BARCODED INDICATORS FOR QUALITY MANAGEMENT - Providing an indication of threshold exceedance, including a first barcode including a first set of areas including an uncolored area, positioned between bars of the first barcode when the first barcode is in a first readable state prior to exceedance of the threshold, and a second barcode including a second set of areas including an uncolored area, positioned at locations of bars of the second barcode which appear only when the second barcode is in a second readable state following exceedance of the threshold, the second barcode in a second unreadable state prior to exceedance of the threshold. As the second set being uncolored, more than a single narrow barcode bar is missing from the at least a second barcode. Upon exceedance the first barcode becoming unreadable and the second barcode becoming readable as the result of coloring of the second set of areas.05-03-2012
20120104106Barcoded Indicators For Quality Management - A barcoded indicator operative to provide a machine-readable indication of exceedance of at least one threshold by at least one product quality affecting parameter, the barcoded indicator including a first barcode including a first plurality of barcode bars and at least a first colorable area, at least a second barcode including a second plurality of barcode bars and at least a second colorable area, and at least one interposed line extending between the first barcode and the second barcode, the interposed line being capable of preventing a barcode reader from reading parts of the first barcode and of the second barcode as part of a single barcode.05-03-2012
20100147961SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENCODING HIGH DENSITY GEOMETRIC SYMBOL SET - A system and related techniques provide a platform for encoding high density geometric symbol sets, for example a triangular barcode-type of encoding which may be used to encode drivers' licenses, biometric IDs, passports, or other transaction or identification media. According to embodiments of the invention in one regard, an inkjet, laser or other printer or output device may imprint a paper, plastic or other media with geometric symbols such as triangles in a defined array, to represent, for instance, name, address, or other identifying information, for instance such as digital facial photographs, iris or retinal scans, fingerprints, signatures, or other information. The geometric symbols may in one regard be arranged in a staggered format, separated in embodiments by a white space that may serve to reduce aliasing effects and other distortions. Because triangular symbols may in general be packed more closely together, and the number of distinct individual symbols may scale according to the range of color space employed for the symbol set, information densities high enough to satisfactorily encode biometric iris or retinal scans, digital facial photographs, or other identification or other information may be achieved. In embodiments, error correcting processing such as Reed-Solomon techniques may be employed to enhance scanning accuracy. In further embodiments, a reference palette may be embedded within the imprinted media, to provide a scale against which color fading or other distortion may be measured.06-17-2010
20100147960METHODS, DEVICES, AND SYSTEMS FOR PRINTING BAR CODES - A method of preparing a document containing a bar code for printing includes providing a trigger font in a representation of the document to indicate a bar code; and providing characters in the representation of the document and after associated with the trigger font, where the characters provide a bar code representation. When displayed, the bar code representation does not have a same appearance as the bar code but is a placeholder for the bar code in the document.06-17-2010
20090078780CODING PATTERN COMPRISING REGISTRATION SYMBOLS - A substrate having a coding pattern disposed on a surface thereof. The coding pattern comprises a plurality of target elements defining a target grid. The target grid comprises a plurality of cells, wherein neighboring cells share target elements. A plurality of data elements are contained in each cell. Tags are defined by a plurality of contiguous cells and each tag comprises respective local tag data encoded by a respective set of the data elements. Each cell comprises one or more translation symbols encoded by a respective set of the data elements. The translation symbols identify a translation of the cell relative to a tag containing the cell.03-26-2009
201002586413-in-1 barcode for identifying commodity - A 3-in-1 barcode for identifying a commodity, involving a commercial cipher technology, is implemented through the following steps: acquiring a first and second group of data in the form of 13-digit decimal number that are input into a computer for being processed; determining whether the first group of data satisfies an EAN-13 encoding principle or not, and whether the second group of data satisfies an commodity flow number encoding principle or not, if yes, proceeding to the next step, otherwise, generating an error prompt; performing an encryption operation on the first group of data satisfying the EAN-13 encoding principle and the second group of data satisfying the commodity flow number encoding principle through a commercial cipher algorithm, and generating a 13-digit decimal verification code data; dividing the first group of data, the second group of data, and the verification code data into three rows by the computer; and storing and printing the 3-in-1 barcode divided into three rows by the computer, for machine identification. The advantage of the present invention lies in that the 3-in-1 barcode has a plain part and a cipher part, which is easily identified by both the users and consumers, and cannot be easily counterfeited and forged.10-14-2010
20100155494PRINT CONTAINMENT OF PIXELS TO IMPROVE READABILITY - A method to improve the image of a printed barcode by causing controlled “bleeding” of the print pixels within solid printed areas surrounded by a barrier to improve the print contrast ratio within the barcode data element by homogenizing the printed data without causing image bleed into unintended areas. Hence, the printed material will contain more clearly defined printed and non printed areas to enable the printed material to be accurately read.06-24-2010
20100224687Information Indicating Memory Mark - An information display memory mark is comprised of a many-sided figure with many cells combined vertically and horizontally and includes at least of a first element, a second element and a data unit. The information display memory mark is characterized in that the first element and the second element represent a cell size and a direction of each side of the information display memory mark as detectable data and the second element is disposed at at least one corner out of individual ones of the information display memory mark and the first element is disposed at the number of corners different from the second element out of the remaining individual corners, so that top, bottom, left and right of the information display memory mark can be detected.09-09-2010
20090289124Concentric-Ring Circular Bar Code - A circular bar code includes at least one circular data ring having a plurality of data cells arranged side-by-side in a circle, a circular locator ring of a solid color and conveying the location and size of the bar code to a reading device; and a locator cell conveying the orientation of the bar code to the reading device. The locator ring and the at least one data ring have a finite width, and are concentric, without any gap between adjacent rings. The locator ring can be either inside or outside of the at least one data ring. The locator cell is defined by a gap in the locator ring and a single data cell located in a data ring adjacent the locator ring. The circumferential and radial dimensions of the locator cell convey the data cell size to the reading device.11-26-2009
20120241525DISPLAYING A BARCODE ON A DISPLAY OF AN INFUSION PUMP - An infusion pump system includes an infusion channel, and a display associated with the infusion channel. The display is for rendering a scannable barcode.09-27-2012
20080290178TRANSACTION CARD WITH THERMOCHROMIC FEATURE - A transaction card includes a substrate and a thermochromic feature. The substrate defines a first surface and includes an account identifier linking the transaction card to at least one of an account and a record. The account identifier is machine readable by a point-of-sale terminal. The thermochromic feature portrays a character on a portion of the first surface. The thermochromic feature is configured to change between a first state and a second state when an actual temperature of the thermochromic feature reaches an activation temperature of the thermochromic feature. In the first state, the thermochromic feature appears as a first color. In the second state, the thermochromic feature presents at least one of a second color and a graphic not otherwise visible when the thermochromic feature is in the first state. Stored-value cards, combinations, methods of providing a transaction card, and other embodiments are also disclosed.11-27-2008
20100001083POSITION-CODING PATTERN COMPRISED OF TAGS CONTAINING CONTIGUOUS CELLS - A substrate having a position-coding pattern disposed on its surface thereof. The position-coding pattern comprises a plurality of target elements defining a target grid. The target grid comprises a plurality of cells and each cell has a target element positioned at its corners so that neighboring cells share target elements. A plurality of tags are contained with the position-coding pattern, each tag being defined by a plurality of contiguous cells. Each tag comprises respective location data encoded by a respective set of data elements.01-07-2010
20090242649Two-dimensional code having rectangular region provided with specific patterns for specify cell positions and distinction from background - A two-dimensional code having a rectangular region is provided. In the rectangular region, there are code blocks composed of a plurality of cells, a first specific pattern specifying the positions of the cells, and a second specific pattern separating the code blocks from a background of the code. The first specific pattern is located at a specified corner of the rectangular region. The second specific pattern is located along one or more of first borders along which the first specific pattern is located, the first borders being part of the borders of the rectangular region. The code blocks include error-correction code blocks, which are located along second borders which are different from a border of the borders along which the second specific pattern is located. The second borders are part of the borders. Compressed data code blocks are also arranged in the same way as the error-correction code blocks.10-01-2009
20090114729STERILE MEDICATION IDENTIFICATION DELIVERY AND APPLICATION SYSTEM - This disclosure is directed towards a method and apparatus provided for improved sterile labeling on medications, solutions and medical supplies. The apparatus includes a sterile label, including associated corresponding medical product information. The sterile label is contained inside a sterile cavity housing which is formed from a first and second sheet of flexible plastic or other material. The flexible plastic material is bound together along its peripheral edges by an adhesive or heat sealing process. In this form, the flexible plastic or other material creates a package which may be peeled apart, enabling the label to be delivered or flipped to a sterile field while maintaining sterility. The label may contain on it many types of information corresponding to a medication. Furthermore, information can be added by a user. The disclosure makes the medication labeling system more accurate, safe and legible.05-07-2009
20090078779CODING PATTERN COMPRISING DIRECTION CODES - A substrate having a coding pattern disposed on a surface thereof. The coding pattern comprises a plurality of target elements defining a target grid. The target grid comprises a plurality of cells, wherein neighboring cells share target elements. A plurality of data elements are contained in each cell. Tags are defined by a plurality of contiguous cells and each tag comprises respective local tag data encoded by a respective set of the data elements. Each cell comprises one or more translation symbols encoded by a respective set of the data elements. The translation symbols identify a translation of the cell relative to a tag containing the cell.03-26-2009
20090242650TWO-DIMENSIONAL CODE HAVING RECTANGULAR REGION PROVIDED WITH SPECIFIC PATTERNS FOR SPECIFICATION OF CELL POSTIONS AND DISTINCTION FROM BACKGROUND - A two-dimensional code having a rectangular region is provided. In the rectangular region, there are a plurality of code blocks, a first specific pattern, and error-correction code blocks. Each code block is composed of a plurality of cells aggregated together and formed to have both a specified corner in the rectangular region and the plurality of code blocks arranged in the rectangular region. The specific pattern is used to specify the positions of the cells. The error-correction code blocks are contained in the code blocks and formed to correct an error. The error-correction code blocks are arranged contiguously to part of the borders of the rectangular region. The part of the borders is displaced from the first specific pattern. Compressed data code blocks are also arranged in the same way as the error-correction code blocks.10-01-2009
20110240749HD Barcode - A bi-directional two-dimensional (2D) matrix barcode symbology for use with bar code, cell phones and other optical readers. A finder structure includes indicia for locating data blocks containing bytes of information encoded through bi-directional and orthogonal lines containing individual bits of information. Individual blocks contain error correction information, and are formed into 2×2 superblocks used to build larger codes. Intrinsic prefix information provides a redundant geometric identification for individual blocks within the overall structure, providing a built-in mapping of the overall structure, even when portions are missing or undecodable. The overall symbol has a second set of error correction parameters for further redundancy. The symbology is a versatile symbology in that the number of check data blocks is user selectable to provide the desired level of error correction.10-06-2011
20100163632METHOD FOR FAST LOCATING DECIPHERABLE PATTERN - A method for fast locating a decipherable pattern in an input image, which is characterized in utilizing an overly downscaled binary image to not only reduce computation time but also facilitate extraction of skeletons for fast and accurately locating pattern, is disclosed. First, a pre-process is applied to an input image to acquire a binary image downscaled n times, from which at least one skeleton corresponding to a decipherable pattern is extracted. Coordinate values of at least one pixel of each skeleton are respectively enlarged n07-01-2010
20100038439Thin film transistor liquid crystal display barcodes - A color-based content encoding system is provided that includes providing a color-containing image from an electronic device display including a fixed pixel grid, wherein the color-containing image includes a plurality of color pixels on the fixed pixel grid, each of the color pixels having sub-pixels correlating to encoded binary data; reading the color-containing image with a scanner; and decoding the encoded binary data. In one embodiment, the plurality of sub-pixels includes three sub-pixels, wherein each sub-pixel of the three sub-pixels corresponds to a binary data value of “1” or “0”.02-18-2010
20110101115INTERNATIONAL ALPHA-NUMERIC DEMOGRAPHIC IDENTITY CODE - A universal system and apparatus for the creation, storage, management, manipulation and display of a unique human biometric signature containing both static and dynamic coded information regardless of background or nationality, comprising a user interface to receive data regarding life statistics, a first set of mappings correlating each life statistic with a coded representation for the life statistic, a second set of mappings correlating the coded representation with one of a series of linear positions. Coded life statistics comprise current name, sexual identity, date of birth, country of birth, place of birth, maiden name of the birth mother, name at birth, ethnic and tribal classification, blood type, occupation, country and location of residence. Ethnic classifications are combined from birth parents. Location codes are derived from International Civil Aviation Organization codes. The biometric signature is displayed as an alphanumeric string read from left to right and/or as a two-dimensional barcode.05-05-2011
20110248090SECURITY CAMPAIGN AND METHOD OF CREATING THE SAME - A method for creating a security campaign includes generating, via a first source, a first security deterrent for at least one non-security purpose; and generating, via a second source, a second security deterrent for a security purpose. The first and second deterrents are incorporated into a single security campaign.10-13-2011
20110017838OPTICAL BIOMETRIC SECURITY ELEMENT - This invention relates to an optical element for the purpose of identification and/or prevention of forgery or copying, including at least one layer with anisotropic optical properties, wherein the anisotropic optical properties are patterned, characterized in that the pattern represents biometric information. In addition, this invention relates to a method for the preparation of an optical element for the purpose of identification and/or prevention of forgery or copying.01-27-2011
20110147472REMOVABLE MEDIUM AND MEDIUM MANAGEMENT DEVICE - A removable medium includes a data separator configured to separate data input from a digital camera which is an external apparatus into storage data and display data, a data storage configured to store the storage data as a content, and a medium information display configured to display the display data as an image. The medium information display includes, for example, electronic paper in order to, even after the removable medium is removed from the digital camera, continue to display an image as it was displayed immediately before the removal of the removable medium. The removable medium further has a function of outputting the display data of the medium information display to the outside.06-23-2011
20100294844Identification features - Methods for providing pharmaceutical compositions and objects with identification regions and identification features which are difficult to detect. Microlithography, nanolithography, and stamping methods are used. The identification features can be positive protrusions or negative indentations with respect to the surface. The identification regions can comprise bar codes and holograms. DPN printing or other lithographies such as electron beam lithography, optical lithography, or nanoimprint lithography can be used to prepare stamps, which are then used to prepare the identification features. Redundant patterns can be formed. The invention is useful for counterfeit prevention. An apparatus for stamping the identification features is also described.11-25-2010
20090001177STORED-VALUE VESSEL - A stored-value vessel includes an end wall, a side wall, and an account identifier. The side wall extends around and away from the end wall to define a chamber therebetween. The chamber is configured to repeatedly receive one or more products for consumption by a bearer of the stored-value vessel. The account identifier is machine readable by a point-of-sale terminal and immovably included on at least one of the end wall and the side wall. The account identifier links the stored-value vessel to an account or record such that the stored-value vessel is configured to facilitate use of the stored-value vessel as one of payment toward a purchase of one or more of goods and services and an inventory tracking mechanism. Related vessels, cups and associated methods are also disclosed and provide additional advantages.01-01-2009
20080314997Vote by mail envelope that protects integrity of ballot during signature verification - A vote-by-mail return envelope that includes a pouch portion for containing the ballot and a stub portion on which the voter applies his/her signature and method for processing are provided. Each portion of the envelope contains a respective barcode that identifies the respective portion. When the envelope is received at the vote-counting location, the stub is separated from the pouch, thereby separating the voter's signature, name, etc. from the ballot. The signature is then verified from the stub, and subsequent processing of the pouch uses the pouch barcode identifier as a link to the stub barcode identifier and/or to the result of the signature verification, to determine whether the ballot in the pouch is eligible for counting or whether some remedial procedure is necessary.12-25-2008
20110163169REDUCED-INK BARCODES - A reduced-ink barcode is disclosed in which the barcode has printed dot foreground and non-printed background element regions assembled into a detectable pattern on a document and is printed with each of the printed dot foreground element regions having less than a maximum printed dot density.07-07-2011
20080203175Paper based meeting service management tool - The present invention provides a paper-based meeting service management tool for meeting support functions. The paper-based tool includes a digital pen that can be used to make strokes which can be transmitted from the digital pen to services that provide the meeting support functions. The paper-based tool also includes digital paper that has an underlying image pattern. The digital pen can locate itself on the digital paper by recognizing underlying dot patterns and transmitting the location information to a computer through a Bluetooth connection.08-28-2008
20100320276TRADEABLE PACKET FOR HOLDING A PORTABLE DATA STORAGE MEDIUM, AND SUITABLE PORTABLE DATA STORAGE MEDIUM - There is proposed a method for producing a marketable package comprising an outer packaging (12-23-2010
20100243747INFORMATION CODE - One information code unit is configured by a first module and a second module which are “red,” a third module which is “black,” a fourth module and a fifth module which are “white,” and a sixth module and a seventh module which are “black.” When the information code is read by first reading means such as a barcode reader, white or black binarization determination is performed. As a result, the code is recognized as “white, black, white, black,” as in the read result of a conventional monochromatic barcode. On the other hand, when the information code is read by second reading means such as a mobile phone camera, the “black” regions can be read as “black” and the “white” regions as “white,” while the “red” region can be differentiated from the “black” and the “white” regions. Thus, the information code can be utilized as a multi-signal information code.09-30-2010
20110147471METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER WITH REAR SIDE IDENTIFICATION - A semiconductor wafer with rear side identification and to a method for producing the same is disclosed. In one embodiment, the rear side identification has a multiplicity of information regarding the monocrystalline and surface and also rear side constitution. A multiplicity of semiconductor device positions arranged in rows and columns are provided on the top side of the semiconductor wafer, an information chip being arranged at an exposed semiconductor device position, the information chip having at least the information of the rear side identification.06-23-2011
20110174887Blood type color codes - My invention “Blood Type Color Coding” is to identify the different blood types with a specific color or color combination. At the present time blood types are identified by symbols, bar codes or other apparatus only in one color. Fatalities due to wrong blood type transfusion have increased yearly. Blood type Color Coding will allow a more direct way of identifying blood types enhancing the check and balancing regulated assessment and decreasing the possibility of error (a patent receiving a wrong blood type transfusion which can result in death).07-21-2011
20100025482COMPOSITION INCLUDING AN ITEM AND AN ENCODED OPTICAL IDENTIFICATION ELEMENT THAT IS PHYSICALLY ASSOCIATED WITH THE ITEM - A composition including an item and an optical identification element that is physically associated with the item. The optical identification element includes a binder material and one or more materials embedded in the binder material. The one or more materials provides a composite X-ray diffraction pattern when illuminated by an X-ray beam. The composite X-ray diffraction pattern being indicative of a code. The code relating to information about the item.02-04-2010
20110215162Method and Apparatus for Communicating Information From a Mobile Digital Device to a Bar Code Scanner - Techniques are described for facilitating the reliable communication of information to bar code scanners from mobile digital devices, thereby enabling mobile digital devices to easily access the current commercial infrastructure. These techniques may be used to access many other goods and services in addition to conventional commercial services. The core enabling technology is the use of various elements commonly found on mobile digital devices to provide light that simulate a reflection of a scanning beam being moved across a static bar code image, and to confirm completion of the scan. The control system may interpret the light provided by the mobile digital device as merely a conventional identification type bar code, although the control system may be enhanced to identify and receive other types of information, including identity and credit information.09-08-2011
20110215161Write accessibility for Electronic paper - A system and method to control the writing on electronic paper (e-paper). An e-paper device may incorporate authentication indicia as part of informational data written on e-paper material. The informational data is protected by a security methodology that is accessible to authorized entities. A reader device may be used to help make a verification determination of whether encrypted or encoded data has been altered. In some instances an output alert operably coupled to the reader device serves as a verification status indicator.09-08-2011
20100133351DOT PATTERN - To realize a dot pattern which can be read even by a frame buffer of which algorithm for search is simple and of which resolution is low without sacrificing an information dot for defining a direction of a block. There is provided a dot pattern, wherein a plurality of reference points is provided in an area of a block having a predetermined information dot arranged thereon; a plurality of virtual reference points to be defined is arranged from the reference points (for example, a central point of a grid area); an information dot is arranged, of which information is defined by a distance and a direction from the virtual reference point; and at least the information dot at the predetermined position is made into a direction dot showing the direction of the block by a direction from the virtual reference point.06-03-2010
20090200385FINANCIAL TRANSACTION CARD WITH NON-EMBOSSED, RAISED INDICIA - A financial transaction card has a first major surface on one side and a second major surface on an opposite side. A first set of raised indicia projects outwardly from the first major surface. A second set of raised indicia projects outwardly from the second major surface and is directly contralateral with the first set of raised indicia. The second major surface is devoid of any indication of the first set of raised indicia and the first major surface is devoid of any indication of the second set of raised indicia. Each indicium denotes an alphabetic letter or a number and in one embodiment is a Braille character.08-13-2009
20090173797TWO PART CODE - A graphically representable, machine readable code having first and second parts wherein the first part may be associated with data and a second part may be associated with the first part, such that a relationship between the parts, or lack thereof may be discerned by reading both parts of the code, in order to verify the authenticity of the code.07-09-2009
20090173796OPTICALLY READABLE TAG - Embodiments related to the identification of objects via optically readable tags. One disclosed embodiment comprises an optically readable tag having a data region comprising a two-dimensional array of optically contrasting data features, one or more orientation features located on the tag outside of the data region, and a tracking feature located outside of the data region and having a larger size than the orientation features and the data features.07-09-2009
20080265042Systems and Methods for Preserving and Maintaining Document Integrity - Systems and methods consistent with embodiments of the present invention provide for a method for preserving and maintaining document integrity. In some methods for preserving and maintaining document integrity, the contents of a document, or contents of a document layer may be encoded into a machine-readable form. In some embodiments, the encoded information may be represented using a 2-dimensional bar code. In some methods for preserving and maintaining document integrity, the machine-readable code is printed along with contents of the document based on space available in the document. In some embodiments, a printed document containing the machine-readable code may be scanned and digitized, and content extracted from the scanned data. In some embodiments, the machine-readable code printed on the document is used to recreate layer data from the printed document.10-30-2008
20120305660MEANS FOR TRANSFERRING INFORMATION BY OPTICALLY SCANNING VARIABLE PATTERNS DISPLAYED ON A GRAPHICAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A means for presenting variable information contained within a variable pattern displayed on a device with a graphical display capability, such as a liquid crystal display for example, is disclosed wherein the device presents the information by generating graphical patterns that contain information, such as a two-dimensional barcode for example. The information presented by the display can then be transferred to another device such as a mobile phone for example, by optical scanning of the pattern presented by the graphical display device.12-06-2012
20100243746PERSONALIZED RELEASE CARD - A method includes applying coded personal information for an individual on a rear surface of a card, printing personal information for the individual on a printed product, and adhering the rear surface of the card to an exterior surface of the printed product. The printed product can be mailed without protective packaging covering the card.09-30-2010
20080210765Document with indexes and associated document reader system - A document with indexes and associated document reader system. The document is constructed by printing plural pixels and divided into plural areas. Each of the areas has plural indexes respectively consisting of a group of indexing dots to represent an area code corresponding to the area. The indexes and the pixels have different optical reflection features. The system includes a filter, a pattern sensor and a pattern decoder. The filter allows a light with special wavelengths to pass through, so as to obtain a desired light corresponding to the indexes of the document. The sensor is connected to the filter for sensing the light passed through and accordingly forming a pattern to output. The decoder is connected to the sensor for decoding and thus obtaining corresponding indexes in accordance with the pattern outputted by the sensor.09-04-2008
20100051707Method For Verifying A Time-Sensitive And/Or Temperature-Sensitive Indicator - The invention relates to a method for verifying a time-sensitive and/or temperature-sensitive indicator for marking perishable products. According to said method, the time at which the indicator is activated is detected and stored, the time difference between the stored activation time and a verification time is determined, and verification is made as to whether the change of the indicator occurring during the determined time difference exceeds or falls short of a desired value that depends on the determined time difference. The invention further relates to an indicator for carrying out such a method.03-04-2010
20100282856METHOD FOR ENCODING AND DECODING DATA IN A COLOR BARCODE PATTERN - What is disclosed is a system and method for encoding and decoding data in a color barcode pattern using dot orientation and color separability. The spectral (wavelength) characteristics of the CMY colorants, commonly used in digital printing, and those of RGB sensors are exploited to achieve high capacity data embedding rates in color barcodes. The present method embeds independent data in two different printer colorant channels using dot orientation modulation. In the print end, dots of two colorants occupy the same spatial region. At the detector end, by using the complementary sensor channels to estimate the colorant channels, data is recovered in each colorant channel. The method approximately doubles the capacity of encoding methods based upon a single colorant channel and enables embedding rates which match or exceed that of other hardcopy barcodes known in the arts. The method is robust against inter-separation misregistration with a small symbol error rate.11-11-2010
20110155815MULTI-COLOURED CODES - The invention relates to a method of storing information in or on an article, wherein the article comprises a colour former which is selectively irradiated to produce a multi-coloured code comprising at least three different colours. Also provided by the invention is an article comprising a multi-coloured code comprising at least three different colours, obtainable by the method of the invention.06-30-2011
20120205454METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CREATING AND USING BARCODES - Methods for efficiently retrieving information from an image of a symbol are described. Symbols are described that contain detection patterns that facilitate the determination of location, alignment, size and orientation of the symbol in an image. Detection patterns are described that possess geometric shapes susceptible to efficient decoding using probabilistic detection algorithms. Detection patterns are described that are provided in colors, shapes and sizes different from the color, shape and sizes of modules carrying information in the symbol. Methods are described for identifying the location and size of detection patterns in images of the symbol and for locating modules in the symbol to facilitate extraction of information carried by the modules.08-16-2012
20120006906CODING PATTERN WITH CELLS HAVING TRANSLATION DATA DEFINING A TRANSLATION OF THE CELL - A substrate having a coding pattern disposed on a surface thereof is disclosed. The coding pattern has target elements defining a target grid. The target grid has cells. A plurality of data elements are contained in each cell. Tags are defined by a plurality of contiguous cells and each tag has respective local tag data encoded by a respective set of the data elements. Each cell contains translation data encoded by a respective set of data elements. The translation data identifies a translation of the cell relative to the tag containing that cell.01-12-2012
20120153031CIRCULAR BAR-CODE, DRUG CONTAINER, ELEMENT CARRYING A CIRCULAR BAR-CODE AND SYSTEM OF CIRCULAR BAR-CODES - A circular bar-code for encoding information regarding at least one of a body or a content of a body is provided. The bar-code encircles a central point and is configured such that the information encoded by the bar-code is readable along a closed line encircling the central point. The circular bar-code may be used for encoding a drug container, wherein the bar-code is located at the front face of the drug container such that the information encoded by the bar-code is readable from a front view to the drug container. The circular bar-code may be applied to an element configured to be attached to the front end of the drug container.06-21-2012
20120061479CODING PATTERN COMPRISING ORIENTATION CODES - A substrate having a coding pattern disposed on a surface thereof. The coding pattern has target elements defining cells, and a set of data elements contained in each cell encoding tag data. The tag data of each cell encodes first and second orthogonal registration symbols. The first and second orthogonal registration symbols together identify an orientation of a layout of the tag data with respect to the target grid. The first registration symbol identifies a first direction component of the orientation, and the second registration symbol identifies a second direction component of the orientation.03-15-2012
20110049250Nested binary code symbol - A nested binary code symbol (200) comprising a boundary binary code symbol (03-03-2011
20090134230Wrapped container - A wrapped container of consumer products bearing one or more machine readable indicia is disclosed, wherein the machine readable indicia are applied to the wrapper. The portion of the wrapper to which the machine readable indicia are applied may be substantially transparent and the surface of the container behind the machine readable indicia substantially neutral. Alternatively, the portion of the wrapper to which the machine readable indicia are applied may be substantially opaque. A method of providing a wrapped container of consumer products comprises wrapping a container of consumer products with a wrapper; and applying one or more machine readable indicia to the wrapper.05-28-2009
20120118982METHOD FOR GENERATING IMAGES FROM TEXT - A computer assisted method for generating an image from a text character includes the steps of reading the text character from a machine readable storage device and pattern mapping the text character to a pattern of multiple-valued text characters, and rendering the image.05-17-2012
20120118983Commercial Transactions Card With Security Markings - A card associated with an account for making commercial transactions includes security indicia indicating that the account is protected by at least one security measure for preventing unauthorized use of the account. For example, the security indicia can indicate that a commercial transaction using the account will be verified by an account-holder before the transaction will be approved. As another example, the security indicia can indicate that the account-holder will be notified of a commercial transaction. As still another example, the security indicia can indicate that the account can be selectively deactivated by the account-holder.05-17-2012
20120132722Methods and systems for inspection and/or identification of pellet-shaped articles - A conveyer mechanism (05-31-2012
20120132721TWO-DIMENSIONAL CODE HAVING RECTANGULAR REGION PROVIDED WITH SPECIFIC PATTERNS FOR SPECIFY CELL POSITIONS AND DISTINCTION FROM BACKGROUND - A two-dimensional code having a rectangular region is provided. In the rectangular region, there are code blocks composed of a plurality of cells, a first specific pattern specifying the positions of the cells, and a second specific pattern separating the code blocks from a background of the code. The first specific pattern is located at a specified corner of the rectangular region. The second specific pattern is located along one or more of first borders along which the first specific pattern is located, the first borders being part of the borders of the rectangular region. The code blocks include error-correction code blocks, which are located along second borders which are different from a border of the borders along which the second specific pattern is located. The second borders are part of the borders. Compressed data code blocks are also arranged in the same way as the error-correction code blocks.05-31-2012
20110180613CODING PATTERN COMPRISING REGISTRATION CODEWORD HAVING VARIANTS CORRESPONDING TO POSSIBLE REGISTRATIONS - A substrate having a coding pattern disposed thereon or therein. The coding pattern comprises a tiling of contiguous grid cells, each grid cell being demarcated by t target elements and having t-fold rotational symmetry, each grid cell containing nt registration symbols, each registration symbol being encoded by a set of macrodots; and a tiling of contiguous tags, each tag consisting of an array of c grid cells, each tag containing a plurality of data symbols. There are ct possible registrations between a physical layout of the coding pattern and a logical layout of the coding pattern and any contiguous tag-shaped array of c grid cells contains cnt registration symbols. The registration symbols, taken in a defined sequence relative to the physical layout of the tag-shaped array, form a registration codeword of length r. There are v distinct registration codewords, each corresponding to a distinct one of the ct possible registrations.07-28-2011
20110180616BARCODE LABEL AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME - A shipping label includes a shipping label and an advertising label, and a tear-off tab is formed in the back liner sheet by a score line. After removing the tear-off tab and forming an exposed adhesive layer portion, the label part where the second barcode is printed is folded to the back side of the label to form a back-folded portion, which is held to the back side of the label by the exposed adhesive layer portion. The liner sheet portion contiguous to the tear-off tab is then removed, and the label is attached to the product. Because the second barcode is hidden on the back, only the first barcodes containing tracking information can be read, while the second barcode can be read as needed by unfolding the back-folded portion to the front.07-28-2011
20110180615CODING PATTERN COMPRISING CONTROL SYMBOLS - A substrate having a coding pattern disposed therein or thereon. The coding pattern comprises: a tiling of contiguous grid cells, each grid cell being demarcated by t target elements and having t-fold rotational symmetry, each grid cell containing nt control symbols, each control symbol being encoded by a set of macrodots; and a tiling of contiguous tags, each tag consisting of an array of c grid cells, each tag containing a plurality of data symbols, each data symbol being encoded by a set of macrodots. Any contiguous tag-shaped array of c grid cells contains cnt control symbols, which encode r07-28-2011
20110180614CODING PATTERN COMPRISING NON-REPLICATED COORDINATE DATA SYMBOLS - A substrate having a coding pattern disposed thereon or therein. The coding pattern comprises a plurality of square tags of length l identifying two-dimensional location coordinates. Each tag comprises: a plurality n07-28-2011
20110180611CODING PATTERN COMPRISING MULTI-PPM DATA SYMBOLS IN A FORMAT IDENTIFIED BY REGISTRATION SYMBOLS - A substrate having a coding pattern disposed thereon or therein. The coding pattern comprises a plurality of macrodots encoding data symbols and registration symbols. Each data symbol is represented by d macrodots, each of the d macrodots occupying a respective position from a plurality of predetermined possible positions p. The respective positions of the d macrodots represent one of a plurality of possible symbol values. Each registration symbol, or a set of the registration symbols, identifies an integer value of d, with the condition that p>d.07-28-2011
20120211570BAGGAGE HANDLING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A label for tracking and tracing baggage in a baggage handling system is disclosed. The label includes resonators doped into the label. The resonators providing the label with a unique signature and are capable of being read from approximately 2 meters. A baggage handling system incorporating a resonator based label system is also disclosed. The system includes at least one piece of baggage, a label for tracking and tracing baggage in the baggage handling system, at least one reader for reading the label in order to properly direct the attached at least one piece of baggage, and at least one baggage mover suitable for moving the at least one piece of baggage within the baggage handling system. The label includes resonators doped into the label that provide the label with a unique signature, the label being attached to and referenced with said at least one piece of baggage.08-23-2012
20100051708LOTTERY TICKET BAR CODE - Security can be provided for lottery tickets having data printed thereon in a bar code or other machine readable media by covering only a portion of the bar code with a scratch-off material. Removing the scratch-off material, or in some cases only a portion of the scratch-off material, can permit machine validation of the lottery tickets. For bar codes having a specified level of redundancy, it is desirable to cover at least enough of the bar code to prevent the machine reading of ticket validation data encoded in the bar code. Also, a lottery ticket can include a bar code printed on the ticket having both inventory and validation data along with a bar code printed on the front of the ticket including the validation data. All or part of the bar code printed on the front of the ticket can be covered by a scratch-off material. Also, the validation and redemption process can be expedited by having a player ticket checker read a ticket identifier printed on the lottery ticket so that this information can be checked and automatically entered in an agent terminal.03-04-2010
20100051706SEALED CARDS AND METHODS OF PRODUCING THE SAME - Sealed cards and methods for producing the same are described. An example sealed card includes a first layer having a first side and a second side and a perimeter of weakness formed in the first layer forming an inner area and an outer area. The example sealed card also includes first indicia on the second side and in the inner area and second indicia to correspond to the first indicia in the outer area. In addition, the example sealed card includes a release liner releasably coupled to the second side, wherein the release liner covers the first indicia.03-04-2010
20100051705TRANSACTION CARD ASSEMBLY WITH SUBJECT AND STAND PORTIONS, ELECTROSTATIC CLINGS AND A BACKER - A transaction product includes a subject portion defining a first slot, a stand portion defining a second slot having a similar width as the first slot, and an account identifier. The stand portion is coupled to the subject portion along a line of weakness and is readily separable from the subject portion along the line of weakness without using tools. The account identifier is fixedly connected to one of the subject portion and the stand portion and links that portion to at least one of an account and a record. When separated, the subject portion and the stand portion are configured to be reassembled such that the first slot receives a thickness of the stand portion and the second slot receives a thickness of the subject portion. Stored-value cards, combinations, methods of facilitating use of a transaction product and other embodiments are also disclosed.03-04-2010
20120280049Personal Health Record (PHR) ID card claiming priority for 61/482624 - The invention provides patient emergency or critical healthcare information, such as allergies, medications, diagnosis, doctor and hospital information to emergency healthcare providers, yet this information maintains patient confidentiality through the use of a QR code. The information is unseen or unavailable to the naked eye and is only visible with a specific type of reader or application. The healthcare information, determined by the owner, resides behind or within an image or Quick Reference (QR) code and this image or QR code has to be scanned with a QR reader or application in order for it to be seen. The QR Personal Health Record (PHR) identification card, laminated or not, is about the size of the business card that easily fits into the wallet. Other ways to use this PHR ID card is through a key fob, bracelet, charm, cell phone sleeve, and pendent.11-08-2012
20120074235INFORMATION INPUT/OUTPUT METHOD USING DOT PATTERN - A dot pattern including a block defined as a rectangular area of a square or a rectangle of a medium face, such as printed matter. A straight line in a vertical direction and a horizontal direction configuring a frame of the block each are defined as a standard grid line. Virtual reference grid points are provided at predetermined intervals on the reference grid line. Reference grid point dots are placed on respective virtual reference grid points. Straight lines that connect the virtual reference grid points to each other and are parallel to the reference grid lines are defined as grid lines. A point of intersection of grid lines is defined as a virtual grid point. A dot pattern is generated by arranging one or a plurality of information dots, each of which has a distance and a direction around the virtual grid point.03-29-2012
20120256008PATTERNED MARKER FOR ENCODING - A patterned marker for encoding comprises an inner pattern and an outer pattern. The inner pattern is divided into a plurality of first areas. The outer pattern is disposed around the inner pattern and divided into a plurality of second areas. At least one of the first areas is different from at least one of the second areas in color. The patterned marker has encoding function.10-11-2012
20090020617BARCODE MARKING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ELECTRO-LUMINESCENCE DISPLAY DEVICE - An organic electro-luminescence device including a substrate, a first electrode, a light-emitting layer and a second electrode which are sequentially formed on the substrate, a packaging plate facing the substrate, and barcodes formed on the substrate and the packaging plate.01-22-2009
20120256007MULTI-RESOLUTION OPTICAL CODES - A machine-readable optical code formed on a substrate includes a first code having a plurality of first elements formed on or in the substrate, the first code specifying first information, wherein one or more of the first elements includes a second code on or in the substrate, the second code including a plurality of second elements specifying second information, and wherein the first code and the second code are machine-readable optical codes.10-11-2012
20080314996Value Card PIN Security Method and Device - A value card comprising a substantially planar substrate with first indicia applied to a surface of the substrate is provided. An obscuring layer formed from an opaque material is disposed over the first indicia so as to prevent at least a portion of the first indicia from being viewed. The obscuring layer is configured so that the opaque material can be removed to reveal the at least a portion of the first indicia but cannot be reapplied over the first indicia. The value card further comprises a security device comprising second indicia comprising a predetermined pattern. At least a portion of the second indicia is formed on the obscuring layer so that removal of the opaque material to reveal the at least a portion of the first indicia also removes the at least a portion of the second indicia.12-25-2008
20110036915HIDDEN TAG FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION ABOUT ASSOCIATED GOODS AND SERVICES - The present invention relates to a method and system for creating and utilizing hidden tags on goods, associated labels and/or associated promotional materials related to such goods or to certain services that are only visible through the use of a viewing device.02-17-2011
20120298762INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An image processing system, comprising: a pickup image unit configured to pickup an image contained a commodity and output the picked-up image data; a commodity recognition database configured to recognize the commodity and pre-store recognition data in association with commodity-related information; and a commodity-specified information output unit configured to extract the characteristic quantities of the commodity contained in the image corresponding to the picked-up image data, specify the one or more commodities contained in the image with reference to the recognition data stored in the commodity recognition database, and output the commodity-specified information corresponding to the specified commodity in a format that a settlement terminal apparatus can be readable.11-29-2012
20120298761TWO-DIMENSIONAL OPTICAL IDENTIFICATION DEVICE WTIH SAME GRAY LEVEL - On a two-dimensional optical identification device with same gray level, a plurality of two-dimensional optical identification codes are arranged, each having a plurality of data blocks and an outer positioning block. Each data block has a plurality of defined patterns, and each defined pattern is located in one of virtual areas produced by equally dividing the data block. The outer positioning block has a plurality of first positioning points and a first direction identification point, and is placed at two adjacent boundaries of the plurality of data blocks for defining the positions of the plurality of data blocks. A fixed position data block is selected as a data block coding indication block for indicating the coding of the other data blocks.11-29-2012
20120267440SPECIMEN PREPARATION APPARATUS, SPECIMEN PREPARATION/ANALYSIS SYSTEM AND SPECIMEN PLATE - Provided is a specimen preparation apparatus capable of supplying a specimen from the specimen preparation apparatus to a specimen analyzer without burdening an operator. This specimen preparation apparatus comprises a stained specimen preparation part for preparing a specimen on a slide glass and staining the specimen, a keeping part for storing the stained specimen slide glass prepared in the stained specimen preparation part and a control part for deciding whether to supply the stained specimen slide glass to the keeping part or to the external apparatus.10-25-2012
20090057420Clear Two-Dimensional Code, Article Having Clear Two-Dimensional Code Attached Thereto, Method for Printing Two-Dimensional Code and Method For Displaying Two-Dimensional Code - The present invention relates to a clear two-dimensional code which can be merged with an image without giving a user a feeling of disorder when the clear two-dimensional code is attached to the image and in which a readable situation and the like can be arbitrarily set; an article having the clear two-dimensional code attached thereto; a method for printing the two-dimensional code; and a method for displaying the two-dimensional code. Base cells and data cells are arranged in a matrix, and either the base cells or the data cells are clear. The clear two-dimensional code can be read only when a color shown on the clear cells consisting of either the base cells or the data cells and a color shown or non-clear cells consisting of either the base cells or the data cells have a contrast which can be read by a code recognition apparatus.03-05-2009
20110226862SURFACE BEARING CODED DATA - A surface bearing machine-readable coded data is provided. The coded data is arranged in accordance with a layout having n-fold rotational symmetry about a center of rotation, where n is at least two, and having mirror symmetry. The layout has n identical first sub-layouts rotated 1/n revolutions apart about the center of rotation, and n identical second sub-layouts rotated 1/n revolutions apart about the center of rotation. Each second sub-layout is a reflection of a corresponding first sub-layout. The sub-layout(s) has rotation-indicating data that distinguishes that sub-layout from another sub-layout(s), and reflection-indicating data that distinguishes the reflection of that sub-layout from the reflection of a corresponding reflected sub-layout.09-22-2011
20120080530PhonExpress Account-Code Electronic system (P.E.A.C.E. System) & PhonExpress system card/Slip-card - World P.E.A.C.E. Systems' PhonExpress Account-Code Electronic System & ONE PhonExpress system card, two operational Open/Close keys that protracts-out and retracts back-in a concealed slip-card, hidden into ONLY ONE PhonExpress account-code card.04-05-2012
20120138695TWO-DIMENSIONAL CODE HAVING RECTANGULAR REGION PROVIDED WITH SPECIFIC PATTERNS FOR SPECIFY CELL POSITIONS AND DISTINCTION FROM BACKGROUND - A two-dimensional code having a rectangular region is provided. In the rectangular region, there are code blocks composed of a plurality of cells, a first specific pattern specifying the positions of the cells, and a second specific pattern separating the code blocks from a background of the code. The first specific pattern is located at a specified corner of the rectangular region. The second specific pattern is located along one or more of first borders along which the first specific pattern is located, the first borders being part of the borders of the rectangular region. The code blocks include error-correction code blocks, which are located along second borders which are different from a border of the borders along which the second specific pattern is located. The second borders are part of the borders. Compressed data code blocks are also arranged in the same way as the error-correction code blocks.06-07-2012
20120138694TWO-DIMENSIONAL CODE HAVING RECTANGULAR REGION PROVIDED WITH SPECIFIC PATTERNS FOR SPECIFY CELL POSITIONS AND DISTINCTION FROM BACKGROUND - A two-dimensional code having a rectangular region is provided. In the rectangular region, there are code blocks composed of a plurality of cells, a first specific pattern specifying the positions of the cells, and a second specific pattern separating the code blocks from a background of the code. The first specific pattern is located at a specified corner of the rectangular region. The second specific pattern is located along one or more of first borders along which the first specific pattern is located, the first borders being part of the borders of the rectangular region. The code blocks include error-correction code blocks, which are located along second borders which are different from a border of the borders along which the second specific pattern is located. The second borders are part of the borders. Compressed data code blocks are also arranged in the same way as the error-correction code blocks.06-07-2012
20120138693DATA TRANSMISSION TO OPTICAL TERMINALS - Methods are disclosed for transmitting information from a handheld device to a terminal. The information is encoded as a barcode pattern. The barcode pattern is generated on a display of the handheld device. A size of the barcode pattern is periodically modulated on the display while maintaining internal relative dimensions within the barcode pattern. The periodically modulating barcode pattern is displayed to an optical reader of the terminal.06-07-2012
20130015250UNITARY MEMBERSHIP CARD - Multiple membership accounts can be managed using a single, unitary membership card.01-17-2013
20080237359METHOD OF AUTHENTICATING SECURITY DOCUMENTS - A method for authenticating a security document having coded data thereon. The method includes, using a sensing device to sense at least one coded data portion, which is then used to generate indicating data. The indicating data is transferred to a computer system, which is responsive to determine, a received identity and a received signature part, from the indicating data. These are then used to authenticate the security document.10-02-2008
20080223941Systems and methods for processing measurement data - Disclosed are systems and methods for collecting, processing and displaying medical measurement data in human-readable and machine-readable formats. The system may collect medical measurement data using one or more sensors. The system may then analyze the collected measurement data as well as various characteristics of the available display device. Based on these characteristics, the system may select an optimum barcode format for displaying the measurement data. The system may then convert the measurement data into the selected barcode format and display the measurement data in the selected barcode format and an alphanumeric format on the display device. The barcoded measurement data may then be scanned by a scanning device and transmitted to a computer system for storage and further analysis.09-18-2008
20080223940Electronic ticket management system - An electronic ticket management system mainly includes a vendor module, a ticket process module, a Web module, a ticket order module, a delivery module and a ticket verification module. After a consumer has purchased a ticket through a communication network, a service center transmits the information of the electronic ticket to a designated mobile communication device equipped with graphic display capability. When in use the consumer displays bar code graphics of the electronic ticket. Through a scanner at a ticket verification end the graphics of the electronic ticket on the mobile communication device can be captured, and identification result is verified online. Thus the total process does not have physical contact. The risk of carrying the currency can be prevented. The costs of manual operation and paper ticket can be saved. Therefore ticket processing efficiency increases.09-18-2008
20080223939Financial transaction card assembly with packaged product - A financial transaction card assembly comprises a financial transaction card, a package, and at least one article. The financial transaction card includes an account identifier linking the financial transaction card to at least one of a financial account or a financial record. The package is separate from the financial transaction card and defines an internal cavity. The at least one article is enclosed within the internal cavity. The financial transaction card is maintained outside of the internal cavity and is removably coupled to the package. Methods of assembling a financial transaction card assembly, methods of encouraging purchase and facilitating use of a financial transaction card assembly, and other embodiments are also disclosed.09-18-2008
20130181058Barcode Device - Bar codes used for various applications. A bar code can be used for biometrics, or for computer data entry. A special bar code is described that has additional information, but can be read by other readers.07-18-2013
20130181057Barcode Device - Bar codes used for various applications. A bar code can be used for biometrics, or for computer data entry. A special bar code is described that has additional information, but can be read by other readers.07-18-2013
20130175348METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USING A LIMITED CAPACITY PORTABLE DATA CARRIER - A method for reading and using partial data from a portable data carrier includes reading data from a portable data carrier, determining if any data is missing, and if any data is missing, restructuring the data for use, such as for running an audio decoder and expander. A method for writing data to a portable data carrier having limited capacity includes receiving a data file and optimizing at least one encoding parameter to fit at least a portion of the data file into the portable data carrier.07-11-2013
20130175349Coding pattern comprising registration symbols for identifying the coding pattern - A substrate having a coding pattern disposed on a surface thereof is disclosed. The coding pattern has target elements and data elements. The target elements define a target grid with cells. The data elements are contained in respective cells and include registration symbols identify the coding pattern as being one of a first or second coding pattern.07-11-2013
20130112759NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS WITH INTELLIGENT MICROPRINT - A negotiable instrument such as a check includes a unique microprint identifier that allows for authentication while preventing unauthorized reproduction and alternation. A printing system generates the identifier after receiving a customer order for printing a plurality of negotiable instruments, to allow inclusion of information that is specific to the customer order and/or the printing process. In various embodiments, the identifier is unique to each or each subset of the plurality of negotiable instruments and facilitates authentication of each of the negotiable instruments when needed.05-09-2013
20130112760AUTOMATED GENERATION OF QR CODES WITH EMBEDDED IMAGES - Systems and methods for the automated generation of QR codes with embedded images therein are provided. The QR code has an active, machine-readable portion and a background portion. An example system comprises an image identification module to identify a human-readable image. A primitive creation module generates a primitive QR code. The primitive QR code comprises a machine-readable QR code having the image embedded in the QR code. An overlay interface module generates an intermediate QR code by modifying the active portion of the QR code using a first modification and modifying the background portion using a second modification.05-09-2013
20090166439Preamble Data Generating Method and Related Apparatus for Quick Response Code - In order to increase the preamble information capacity of the QR code and avoid decoding errors, a method of embedding preamble information into a standard quick response (QR) code symbol is provided to generate a first QR code symbol. The method includes generating a preamble pattern according to a user definable data; and embedding the preamble pattern into a standard position detection pattern of the standard QR code symbol to generate a first position detection pattern.07-02-2009
20080203176Printing Medium and Printing Device - The invention relates to a printing medium for producing a document in order to transmit at least one piece of information. Said printing medium comprises a printing area (08-28-2008
20080197203Matrix Print Data Storage and Method for Encoding the Data - The invention relates to an item, particularly such as paper, with applied matrix printing, for the storage of encoded data with high data density, whereby the printed surface of the item is divided into matrix cells, comprising matrix points with a given form and at least two different forms R, I, are printed in each matrix cell. Each form R, I, is selected from pairs of non-overlapping forms (R08-21-2008
20130153670CODED INFORMATION SYSTEMS - A code is applied to a part of the retail item or its packaging/label. The code is applied in a repeat pattern. The code is presented in an optical machine-readable format. Code markers are arranged at pre-defined positions within a matrix. An optical machine-readable orientation device indicates the correct orientation of the matrix, so that the position of the code markers within the correctly orientated matrix corresponds to a pre-defined sequence of code integers. The code corresponds to an existing barcode number for the retail item. The code is presented in a manner discreet enough to be part of the printed design of a label or packaging for the retail item, without changing the overall appearance of the printed design.06-20-2013
20120273579DIGITAL IMAGE FILE INCLUDING OPTICAL CODE - A digital image file includes an image portion including a first digital image, an information portion including a second digital image of a digital code encoding information associated with or derived from the first digital image. When rendered visible the second digital image is a machine-readable optical code.11-01-2012
20110233285BAR CODED MONETARY TRANSACTION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A monetary transaction system consistent with the present disclosure comprises a mechanism allowing a biller to generate at least one invoice for at least one customer, where the invoice contains a unique bar code, comprising data identifying at least the customer and the biller, and a scanning apparatus and associated components, for use by a third party, configured both to scan the bar code and, based on the identifying data of the bar code, to effect payment to the biller in a predetermined or customer-specified amount. In method form, a bill payment method consistent with the disclosure comprises: generating a biller invoice for at least one customer, said invoice containing a unique bar code, said bar code comprising data identifying at least said customer and said biller; and enabling a third party to scan and process said bar code and, based on the identifying data of said bar code, to effect payment to said biller in a predetermined or customer-specified amount. In another embodiment, a bill payment system consistent with the disclosure comprises mechanisms allowing a plurality of billers to generate bar coded invoices, with each biller generating an invoice for at least one customer, the invoice comprising a unique bar code comprising data identifying at least the customer and the biller, and networked mechanisms allowing a plurality of third parties, in communication with said billers, to scan and process a given bar code and, based on the identifying data of said bar code, to effect payment to its associated biller in a predetermined or customer-specified amount.09-29-2011
20110233284APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SECUREMENT OF TWO-DIMENSIONAL BAR CODES WITH GEOMETRIC SYMBOLOGY - An apparatus and method are disclosed for tamper-proofing two-dimensional, optical, computer readable bar codes, including QR Codes. QR Codes, like traditional bar codes, contain computer readable content not cognizable by the human mind. The present invention teaches means of securing this content from would-be thieves and forgers motivated to overlay authorized, original content with unauthorized, replacement content.09-29-2011
20110284644SURFACE HAVING OPTICALLY READABLE PRINTED TAGS - A surface having an optically readable pattern of dots printed thereon. Each tag has a background pattern defining discrete areas. The background pattern is common to all tags. Each tag further has coded data positioned within the discrete areas. The coded data is represented by a plurality of optically readable marks positioned according to an encoding scheme. The background pattern is also distinguishable from the coded data.11-24-2011
20110303754TWO-DIMENSIONAL CODE DISPLAY APPARATUS, TWO-DIMENSIONAL CODE DISPLAY METHOD, AND PROGRAM - The display unit displays a QR Code (registered trademark) (12-15-2011
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20130186963Barcode Device - Bar codes used for various applications. A bar code can be used for biometrics, or for computer data entry. A special bar code is described that has additional information, but can be read by other readers.07-25-2013
20090166438SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING AND PROCESSING TIME DEPENDENT DYNAMIC BARCODES IN A MAIL DELIVERY SYSTEM - Systems and methods for utilizing time-dependent dynamic barcodes in systems including a mail delivery system for manipulating delivery charges and/or sorting and delivery processing preferences are described.07-02-2009
20130193217System for Generating an Incrementally Completed 3D Security Mark08-01-2013
20130193218System for Generating an Incrementally Completed Security Mark08-01-2013
20130193216System for Generating an Incrementally Completed 2D Security Mark08-01-2013
20130206848POINT OF SALE MANUFACTURE OF PRODUCTS WITH A GENERAL DECAL AND PERSONALIZED LABEL INCLUDING SECURITY CODE - A method for personalized labeling of decal decorated item at a point of sale for consumer by laminating a personal label on or adjacent a preexisting decal applied to the item. The personal label may comprise an access code to a secure information source, identification information or a greeting.08-15-2013
20130206849Method and System for Providing a Barcode Image Over a Network - Methods and systems consistent with the present invention provide a barcode image. A client is operable to create a request for a barcode image and send the request to a server. The request comprises data to be converted to a barcode. The server is operable to receive the request from the client via a network, generate a barcode image from the data, and encode the barcode image. Thereafter, the server provides the encoded image to the client.08-15-2013

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