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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 02/28/2013 > 36 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20130048706 - Decodable indicia reading terminal with indicia analysis functionality: A decodable indicia reading terminal can comprise a multiple pixel image sensor, an imaging lens configured to focus an image of decodable indicia on the image sensor, an analog-to-digital (A/D) converter configured to convert an analog signal read out of the image sensor into a digital signal, a communication interface,... Agent: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
20130048707 - Identifier generation for visual beacon: A visual beacon, such as a Quick Response (QR) code or other type of artificial visual beacon is identified based on a coarse position and content information, and optionally, the type of the visual beacon. For example, position may be based on latitude and longitude, e.g., from a satellite positioning... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130048709 - Method and apparatus for automatic encoded signal information delivery: Methods and systems for automatic encoded signal information delivery are provided. Specifically, an encoded signal source may present a signal that is capable of being received by a configured communication device. An application functioning on the communication device is automatically configured to interpret the signal and alert the user for... Agent:
20130048710 - Methods and systems for surveying a user with scan-able codes: Disclosed are methods, systems and computer program products for surveying a user using a scan-able information encoded graphic image, such as a bar code or a quick response (QR) code. In one embodiment, a mobile communication device such as a smartphone, tablet computer or other mobile computer is adapted to... Agent:
20130048708 - Mobile product advisor: Mobile product advising includes creating, via a computer processor, vectors for each of a number of subjects corresponding to a product and assigning attributes of the subjects to corresponding fields of the vector. The mobile product advising also includes assigning values in the fields of the vectors reflecting a status... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130048705 - Multi-directional optical reader for a patient support: A patient support apparatus includes a patient support, a multi-directional optical reader, and a control system. The multi-directional optical reader is secured to the patient support and configured to detect a first indicia having a predetermined pattern. The control system includes a processor in communication with the multi-directional optical reader,... Agent:
20130048711 - System for associating rfid tag with upc code, and validating associative encoding of same: An assemblage for preparing and validating a smart label including an RFID inlay and selected symbology includes a workstation with a symbology printer and an RFID printer, and a validation station. The validation station includes a digital control device for storing software and housing digital hardware, a symbology reader, an... Agent: Eagile, Inc.
20130048713 - Automated teller machine and voice prompt method thereof: A voice prompt method includes obtaining an image of a user and storing the obtained image as a characteristic image when users successfully log onto an automated teller machine; taking photographs of the location surrounding the automated teller machine at predetermined time intervals to obtain real-time images; judging whether the... Agent: Fu Tai Hua Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20130048714 - Method for using barcodes and mobile devices to conduct payment transactions: Embodiments of the invention facilitate payment transactions by integrating the image capture and image processing capabilities of certain mobile devices with the card-based payment transaction infrastructure. In some embodiments, a camera contained in a mobile device is used to capture an image of a barcode that is visible on the... Agent:
20130048712 - Nagraid information card: An electronic information card for retrieving information pertaining to a banking account of a user is disclosed. The electronic information card comprises a casing having a front surface and a rear surface, a payment chip and a memory chip located inside the casing, a touch keypad located on the front... Agent:
20130048715 - System controlled responsive to data bearing records and operative to cause financial transfers: An automated banking machine operates responsive to data bearing records to cause financial transfers. The automated banking machine includes a card reader operative to data card read from user cards. The machine is operative to cause financial transfers responding at least in part to a determination that the read card... Agent: Diebold, Incorporated
20130048718 - Automatic touch identification system and method thereof: An automatic identification system for communicating identifying information by coupling signals through the human body is provided. The system includes a battery powered identification device that transmits an identifying signal via a modulated carrier. The identification device is coupled to the body of the user via a coupling plate. The... Agent: Technology Innovators Inc.
20130048717 - Methods and systems for contactless payments at a merchant: A coordination server of a contactless payment system may receive a total bill of purchases for a customer from a merchant POS terminal, associate the total bill of purchases with a unique identifier of an RFID tag of a check presenter, and receive notification that payment of the total bill... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
20130048719 - Proxy card providing indirect funds access: A proxy card used at an ATM, or at any vendor store, that has a legacy point of sale unit or at a store with the smart point of sale. In general, it can be used with any vendor and otherwise as any credit or debit card might be used.... Agent: Enpulz, L.L.C.
20130048716 - Systems and methods for cardholder customization of a user interface: Systems and methods are provided for a cardholder to customize a user interface of a terminal in an access control or time and attendance system. Methods include receiving user information from a cardholder or from a card and updating at least one terminal characteristic based on received user information.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130048720 - Virtual badge, device and method: A system, method, and device comprising a virtual badge are disclosed. A virtual badge can be displayed on a cell phone or in another linked portable device, and for security purposes, has images which can be scanned, and the capability to alternate colors and/or self-destruct on a pre-set schedule. Whether... Agent: Pathfinders International, LLC
20130048722 - Methods and arrangements for sensing identification information from objects: In one arrangement, retail product packaging is digitally watermarked over most of its extent to allow machine identification by one or more inexpensive cameras at retail checkouts. Such a system also considers image fingerprints, product configuration, barcodes and other available information in identifying products. Imagery captured by conventional or plenoptic... Agent:
20130048721 - Product information system and method using a tag and mobile device: A product information system including a server having an item database that stores at least one item identifier and corresponding item data for at least one item. Also, the item database is associated with a predetermined vendor. The server also includes a receiver that receives a message including tag data... Agent: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
20130048723 - System and method for shopping using prepopulated pricing information and encoded pricing updates: A shopping system and method for assisting consumers with budgeting and taking advantage of time-sensitive pricing offers. The system comprises a handheld wireless device capable of capturing images of quick response (QR) codes and scanning linear image indicia; a remote pricing information provider; and a personal computer. Pricing information about... Agent:
20130048724 - Shelf-monitoring system: A system and method for monitoring retail shelf inventory that combines bar code and RFID technologies to permit electronic data entry of retail item shelf assignments and real time reporting of item removal from display/dispensing shelves.... Agent:
20130048725 - System for processing folded documents: A system for processing folded documents is disclosed. The system includes an input hopper configured to receive a stack of folded documents and an imaging area in which each of the documents is imaged. A pick-up mechanism is configured to transport each of the folded documents from the input hopper... Agent:
20130048726 - Cluster computing of bar code data: A reading system including: a primary reader for reading an information bearing device (IBD) having encoded IBD data provided therein for packetizing the encoded data and processing a first data packet of the packetized encoded data and transmitting a second data packet of the packetized encoded data; at least one... Agent: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
20130048728 - Method and system for protecting bulk product: Methods and systems for identifying a batch of bulk product comprising particles are disclosed. One such method comprises the steps of: identifying at least one particle in the batch of bulk product that comprises data for identifying the quantity of bulk product (510); verifying that the data is representative of... Agent: Agtechnix Pty Limited
20130048727 - Optical indicia reading terminal with color image sensor: An optical indicia reading terminal can comprise a microprocessor, a memory, and an image sensor integrated circuit including a two-dimensional image sensor. The image sensor integrated circuit can be configured to read out a plurality of analog signals. Each analog signal can be representative of light incident on at least... Agent: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
20130048729 - Bar code imagers: Bar code imagers and methods of operating bar code imagers are described herein. One method includes selectively illuminating a portion of an axicon optical element of a bar code imager device, forming, by the axicon optical element in response to the selective illumination of the portion of the axicon optical... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130048730 - Terminal device: A terminal device serving as a receiver side of a data transmission system includes an imaging unit configured to take an image of each of a plurality of two-dimensional codes displayed on a sender side of the data transmission system, the two-dimensional codes being converted from original information to be... Agent: Fujitsu Mobile Communications Limited
20130048731 - System for recovering a barcode: A barcode recovery system, including: an image processor configured to determine a binary vector corresponding to a blurry barcode image by: maximizing an objective function that models the system using splines. Optimizing the objective function may be efficiently accomplished by constraining a search on each bit in the barcode image... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130048732 - Method and apparatus for providing customer side imaging as well as bar code scanning imaging: Systems and techniques for image based bar code scanning. A rotating spinner is positioned to reflect images to an imaging device within the scanner so that a field of view of the scanner encompasses images reflected by the spinner to the imaging device. The rotation of the spinner causes the... Agent: Ncr Corporation
20130048733 - Bar code imagers: Bar code imagers and methods of operating bar code imagers are described herein. One method includes illuminating a bar code with a first illumination beam provided by the bar code imager device, wherein the first illumination beam has a first wavelength, and illuminating the bar code with a second illumination... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130048734 - Encoded information reading terminal with data formatting functionality: An encoded information reading (EIR) terminal can comprise a microprocessor, a memory, a communication interface, and an EIR device, all communicatively coupled to a system bus. The EIR device can be provided by a bar code reading device, an RFID reading device, and/or a card reading device. The EIR terminal... Agent: Hand Held Products, Inc.
20130048735 - Reading apparatus, reading system and reading method: In accordance with the embodiment, a reading apparatus comprises a photographing device configured to photograph an object to produce the image of the object, a reading section configured to read information from the image output from the photographing device, a detection section configured to detect a portable terminal equipped with... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
20130048736 - Time management system and value bar code: They object of the present invention is an TIME MANAGEMENT SYSTEM that integrates a static barcode together with a TIME VARIABLE label referred as TIME VALUE BAR or TVB. The TVB is then linked via a database to product information that vary with time such as useful shelf life, remaining... Agent:
20130048737 - Systems, devices, admixtures, and methods including transponders for indication of food attributes: Systems, devices, admixtures, and methods are described including transponder devices (e.g., a palatable transponder, an edible transponder, a palatable radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, an edible RFID tag, etc.) for admixing with a food product.... Agent: Elwha LLC, A Limited Liability Company Of The State Of Delaware
20130048738 - Systems, devices, admixtures, and methods including transponders for indication of food attributes: Systems, devices, admixtures, and methods are described including transponder devices (e.g., a palatable transponder, an edible transponder, a palatable radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, an edible RFID tag, etc.) for admixing with a food product.... Agent: Elwha LLC, A Limited Liability Company Of The State Of Delaware
20130048740 - Device, system and method for imprinting symbology onto a human for medical record correlation: A medical record keeping system, device and method are provided. The system includes a symbology device including a first processor. The first processor determines identification data corresponding to a patient and determines a code to imprint based at least in part on the identification data. At least a portion of... Agent: Ariel Inventions, LLC
20130048739 - Techniques for optimization of barcodes: Techniques for optimization of barcode processing are presented. Barcode configuration data is distributed from a server service to a mobile client device. The mobile client device includes an application to inspect the capabilities of mobile client device and render the barcode configuration data into a barcode that is optimally scanned... Agent: Ncr Corporation02/21/2013 > 17 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20130043301 - Method and system for generating tracing information for gas cylinders: Methods for generating tracing information for gas cylinders are provided comprising a metal cylinder body manufactured from an unrefined metal piece, wherein such a method comprises the steps of equipping the metal piece with an individual marking, identifying, during at least one transformation or control step of the piece, an... Agent: Faber Industrie
20130043302 - Social media platforms: Provided are methods and systems using quick response (QR) codes for facilitating social interactions using social media. The QR codes may be generated by a service provider upon request from a user and forwarded to this and/or other users. The QR codes may encode specific user information, such as user... Agent:
20130043303 - Electronic transaction system: The present invention is related to an electronic transaction system, particularly to an electronic transaction system which is able to use a variety of cards or tags, and is free from being misappropriated and skimmed. The system comprises a server, a plurality of terminals and a plurality of characteristic code... Agent:
20130043304 - Beverage preparation machine comprising a card reading arrangement: The present invention relates to a beverage preparation machine (1), in particular to capsule-based machine, comprising a card reading arrangement (23, 24) for reading user identification information or uniquely identifying a user or user settings from a card (90). The read information can either be submitted to an external server... Agent: Nestec S.a.
20130043305 - Methods and systems for receiving compensation for using mobile payment services: Provided are methods and systems for receiving compensation for using mobile payment services. A customer may register with a mobile payment service provider and provide customer payment information. Based on the customer payment information, the customer may receive a unique code which may be scanned by a scanner of a... Agent:
20130043306 - Systems and methods for accessing charging capabilities of electric vehicle charging stations: Embodiments of the invention can provide systems and methods for accessing charging capabilities of electric vehicle charging stations. According to one embodiment of the invention, a system can be provided. The system can include a computer processor. The system can also include a memory operable to store computer-executable instructions operable... Agent: General Electric Company
20130043307 - Self-chechout apparatus: In accordance with one embodiment, a self-checkout apparatus comprises a structural body including a first photographing unit which is provided with a first photographing window at the front part thereof. The first photographing unit has a photographing area in front of the first photographing window through which the first photographing... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
20130043308 - Rfid tag sensors and methods: Radio frequency identification (RFID) devices for use in RFID-based sensors and related methods are described herein. In one implementation, an RFID sensor system includes an RFID device having a near field only RFID tag and a conductive element which functions as a far field antenna. The near field only RFID... Agent: Wal-mart Stores, Inc.
20130043309 - Rfid devices using metamaterial antennas: An EIR terminal can comprise a microprocessor, a memory communicatively coupled to the microprocessor, and a radio frequency identifier (RFID) reading device including an antenna having a composite right- and left-handed (CRLH) structure. The antenna can comprise one or more spatially separated conductive cell patches mounted on a dielectric substrate,... Agent: Hand Held Products, Inc.
20130043310 - Encoding method for encoding medical items: A coding for a medical disposable item is proposed comprising at least one information component in encoded form. Associated encoding methods and devices, and associated decoding methods and devices, are also proposed. The coding generally comprises an optical information component comprising one or more fields filled with a gray-scale value... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
20130043311 - Security element for document of value: A security element is provided for a document of value. The security element includes an array of apertures through at least a portion of the document of value, the arrangement of apertures relative to one another forming an observable data item. The array of apertures includes apertures of at least... Agent: De La Rue International Limited
20130043313 - System and method for compensating for motion relative to a barcode: A barcode decoding system and method for compensating for motion of between an image sensor and a barcode to improve decoding of the barcode. The barcode decoding system includes an imager for capturing an image of the barcode, a motion sensor for collecting acceleration data and a processor that is... Agent:
20130043312 - Code symbol reading system employing dynamically-elongated laser scanning beams for improved levels of performance: A laser scanning bar code symbol reading system for scanning and reading poor quality and damaged bar code symbols in flexible operating conditions. The system includes a housing having a light transmission window; a dynamically-elongated laser beam production module, including a multi-cavity visible laser diode (VLD), for producing a dynamically-elongated... Agent: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
20130043314 - Motion tolerant bar code reader: A 2D bar code reader with improved motion tolerance is presented. The 2D bar code reader includes a lens configuration that enhances chromatic aberration to separate the focal planes on which bar code images from two different color components of a light will be focused. An imager interprets one of... Agent: IntermecIPCorp.
20130043316 - Miniaturized radio-frequency identification tag and microstrip patch antenna thereof: A miniaturized Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag and a microstrip patch antenna thereof are provided. The miniaturized RFID tag (100) includes: a chip (33), substrate (20) and a microstrip patch antenna, wherein the microstrip patch antenna is attached to a surface of the substrate (20) and comprises a power supply... Agent: Shanghai Yoachuan Information Technology Co., Ltd.
20130043317 - Mobile payment device with small inductive device powered by a host device: A memory card compatible RFID card includes a smartcard controller that receives power from a host device. The RFID card also includes a small inductive device capable of inductive coupling with an RFID reader. The small inductive device is small enough to fit in the form factor of a memory... Agent:
20130043315 - Rfid tag with open-cavity antenna structure: A tag for a radio frequency Identification RFID system that comprises an open cavity with an integral load element. The load element is comprised of an impedance matching network and a load circuit. The load circuit contains one or more of an RFID transponder, microcontroller, capacitive sensor circuit, resistive sensor... Agent:02/14/2013 > 15 patent applications in 6 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20130037605 - Information retrieval using decoded machine-readable optical codes: A method is disclosed for reading a machine-readable optical code encoding information formed in an image that is presented to a user. The method includes using a processor to receive the image with the machine-readable optical code; using a graphic user interface to visually present the received image on a... Agent:
20130037606 - Providing access to a collection via a plurality of discrete machine-recognizable codes: Systems and methods for providing access to a collection of related binary files via a collection of machine-recognizable codes provided on a device or consumer item.... Agent:
20130037611 - Apparatus with smartcard circuitry powered by a mobile device: An electronic transaction card communicates with an add-on slot of an intelligent electronic device. The add-on slot may be a memory card slot. The intelligent electronic device may be a mobile phone or other device with or without network connectivity. The electronic transaction card may have magnetic field producing circuitry... Agent:
20130037612 - Information providing system, apparatus and method for information processing, and computer program product: An information providing system includes the following elements. An IC card stores card ID. An information providing terminal reads out the card ID of the IC card, provides information to the IC card, and transmits the card ID and the information provided to the IC card or the ID of... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130037608 - Method and process for symbolic mark decoding: Apparatuses, systems and methods that operate to customize content or other information indicated by symbolic marks (such as, for example, QR codes and other types of barcodes).... Agent:
20130037609 - Method, apparatus and system of unique, coded, visual identifiers that provide a point of contact between people for communication and exchange of information bridging non-virtual and virtual environments: The present invention comprises a method for anonymously relaying personal relationship status of single men or single women desirous of a relationship, as a signal or invitation for contact by potential suitors for matchmaking while facilitating a private, secure point of contact or communications between Client-Users and Prospect-Users. A unique... Agent:
20130037610 - Real time balance on card plastic: A system, method and credit card configured to display a current card balance on the credit card. The credit card receives a balance request from a button on the card. After retrieving the current card balance encoded on the credit card, the card displays the current card balance. Remote terminals... Agent:
20130037607 - Secure system for creating and validating personal identification cards with operator discretion: An identification card (ID card) creation and validation system where the ID card includes at least one unambiguous digital identifier together with additional information stored in predetermined data fields. Upon creation, the ID card is scanned to create and store a composite digital image in a central database on a... Agent:
20130037613 - Apparatus, system, and method to stock product and maintain inventory: An apparatus and system provides instructions to correctly stock a product, provides a next task upon completion of the stocking, and updates an inventory database based on completion of the stocking. A label on a product or set of products is scanned. The type of the label is determined and... Agent: Wal-mart Stores, Inc.
20130037614 - Blocking device for a magnetic-stripe card reader: A blocking device for a magnetic-stripe or EMV® card reader, such as readers on an Automated Teller Machine (ATM), point of sale (POS) machine, or gas station pump. The blocking device securely attaches to the transaction machine such that unauthorized removal of the blocking device is difficult and likely will... Agent:
20130037615 - Card cover: The object of the present invention is a set of stickers that encapsulates the account numbers on a credit card, debit card, gas card, or in general bank card to conceal the information for security purposes. The stickers, or guards, are designed to be tamper proof to ensure that no... Agent:
20130037618 - Method and system for producing antennas: A method for producing RFID antennas by vacuum deposition of an electrically conductive material on a web material, wherein at least a first and a second deposition of electrically conductive material are carried out in subsequent steps according to a pattern corresponding to the shape of the antennas.... Agent: Galileo Vacuum Systems S.p.a. In Liquidazione
20130037616 - Rfid aerospace industry tag and method of use: The present invention generally relates to an RFID inventory and expiration date tag for an in-cabin airline metal chemical oxygen generator canister or other in-cabin assets (such as canisters) and a method of using the same. The tag is especially suitable for use in connection with metal oxygen or other... Agent:
20130037617 - Rfid tag system: An identification system for machinery or equipment, such as an aircraft engine, includes a name plate, a mounting bracket for mounting the name plate, a housing, and an RFID tag positioned within the housing between the name plate and the mounting bracket. The RFID tag includes an integrated circuit and... Agent: United Technologies Corporation
20130037619 - Machine 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... Agent:02/07/2013 > 5 patent applications in 4 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20130032634 - Barcode generation and implementation method and system for processing information: A system and method for generating and implementing a barcode is provided, wherein the system includes a data generation device configured to receive data and generate barcode data response to the received data, a barcode generation device, configured to receive the barcode data and generate a barcode responsive to the... Agent:
20130032633 - Chip test system: A chip test system includes a digital control chip, a controller, and an indication circuit. A configuration file is burned into the digital control chip. The configuration file includes a first identification number. The controller reads the number from the configuration file and determines whether the number is the same... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20130032635 - E-commerce platform for extending the use of proprietary transponders and/or transponder accounts: Transponders and transponder accounts or cell phone devices with large customer bases are modified to extend their use, particularly those used to pay tolls (e.g., E-ZPass® with over 20 million Transponders and 12 million transponder accounts), by creating an e-commerce platform utilizing the large customer base and/or large number of... Agent:
20130032636 - Method and system for issuing portable data carriers: A method for managing issuance of a portable data carrier using multiple production units for issuing portable data carriers, a data provisioning unit and an assignment unit. The data provisioning unit receives data for the portable data carrier in a production unit independent format. At least one production unit is... Agent:
20130032637 - Eas tag with articulated body and attaching element: An electronic surveillance article (EAS) tag has an articulated body, or housing, having an articulating joint joining two portions, or pods. In one embodiment a first portion, or sensor pod, encloses EAS elements and a second portion, or retention pod, contains a retention mechanism. In one embodiment, the retention pod... Agent:Previous industry: Selective cutting (e.g., punching)
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