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Reading device
12/04/14 - 20140353380 - A reader device includes a mounting surface on which a passport with a page to be read is placed, a light source for illuminating the page to be read, and a camera for picking up an image of the page to be read. The light source is arranged outside a...

Apparatus for and method of imaging targets with a hybrid imaging lens assembly
11/27/14 - 20140346230 - An imaging lens assembly captures return light from a target, and projects the captured light onto a solid-state imager during electro-optical reading of the target. One plastic lens and one glass lens, together having a relatively low negative optical power, are situated at one side of an aperture stop. Another...

Optical indicia reading terminal with color image sensor
09/25/14 - 20140284384 - An optical indicia reading terminal can comprise a microprocessor, a memory, an image sensor integrated circuit including a two-dimensional image sensor, and a hand held housing encapsulating the two-dimensional image sensor. The image sensor integrated circuit can be configured to output a plurality of digital signals, each digital signal being...

Visualization through imaging of machine-recognizable graphic
09/18/14 - 20140263649 - This invention relates primarily to a method and apparatus of visualization accomplished by utilizing an imaging device, whether as a dedicated apparatus or a standalone device such as a smartphone, or an imaging device connected to other devices such as to a personal computer with attached monitor. The imaging device...

Retro-reflective aircraft icing detection and notification
09/18/14 - 20140263650 - A method and system to enable a laser scanner to scan specially-located segments of retro-reflective tape. The tape segments are adhered to an external aircraft surface such as the underside of a high-wing aircraft or the upper-side of a low-wing aircraft. The tape segments can be located in patterns similar...

Active tag codes
08/28/14 - 20140239069 - Embodiments are disclosed herein that relate to the use of active tag codes that change as a function of time to incorporate a greater amount of data into the tag code compared to a static tag code of similar configuration. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides a method of presenting...

Commodity information display apparatus and method for displaying commodity information in different forms
08/28/14 - 20140239070 - In accordance with one embodiment, a commodity information display apparatus comprises an acquisition module and a display control module. The acquisition module acquires a commodity information relating to a commodity recognized through a first method in which a code symbol attached to the commodity is read and commodity information relating...

Marker processing method, marker processing device, marker, object having a marker, and marker processing program
08/21/14 - 20140231521 - A marker processing method includes: (a) binarizing a shot image; (b) labeling one or more constituents of the image detected based on the image binarized in step (a); (c) obtaining a region centroid of each of the constituents corresponding to the respective labels processed in step (b); (d) obtaining a...

Monitoring moving articles
08/07/14 - 20140217177 - A system of monitoring movable articles, e.g. for detecting counterfeits, is described. It comprises applying to the article (30) a label thereon, coded data in the form of a visually perceptible marking (34) conveniently at the time and place of manufacture and using a digitally controlled printer. Details of the...

Information processing method and system
08/07/14 - 20140217178 - An identification code-based three-dimensional interactive technique includes acquiring an image including an identification-coded real object, the image being taken by video-capable equipment, identifying an identification code from the identification-coded real object, obtaining object information corresponding to the identification code, acquiring a reference image associated with the identification code and feature...

Characterization of color charts
07/31/14 - 20140209682 - Color chart characterization and techniques related therewith are described herein. In an example, an image including a reproduction of a color chart may be received by a computing system. Data associated with the color chart may be received. The data is encoded in an encoding element located in a substrate...

Identification of objects using plasma resonant particles
07/31/14 - 20140209683 - A method and apparatus for identifying an object having a pattern of plasmon resonant particles (PREs) distributed in or on the object are disclosed. In the method, a field containing the pattern is illuminated, and one or more spectral emission characteristics of the light-scattering particles in the field are detected....

Apparatus having hybrid monochrome and color image sensor array
07/24/14 - 20140203084 - There is provided in one embodiment an apparatus having an image sensor array. In one embodiment, the image sensor array can include monochrome pixels and color sensitive pixels. The monochrome pixels can be pixels without wavelength selective color filter elements. The color sensitive pixels can include wavelength selective color filter...

Orthogonal encoding for tags
07/10/14 - 20140191036 - Symbologies for encoding data, as well as methods of encoding and decoding thereof are described. The symbologies may have a plurality of pixels arranged in a plurality of patterns on or in a substrate. Furthermore, each of the plurality of pixels may have one or more optical properties that each...

System and a method for nano imprinting
06/26/14 - 20140175171 - A method for creating a highly accurate nanostructure is provided, the method includes: (i) creating a highly accurate nanostructure prototype, wherein the highly accurate nanostructure prototype, when illuminated with a predefined illumination, provides a unique optical pattern; (ii) creating at least one highly accurate nanostructure mold from the highly accurate...

Mobile computer configured to read multiple decodable indicia
05/15/14 - 20140131443 - A device can comprise a processor, a memory, an imaging subsystem configured to acquire an image of decodable indicia, a display, and a communication interface. The device can be configured, responsive to acquiring an image of one or more objects within a field of view of the imaging subsystem, to...

Imaging apparatus having lens element
05/15/14 - 20140131444 - There is provided in one embodiment an imaging apparatus having a lens assembly. The lens assembly can comprises a lens element having a first light transmissive substrate and a second light transmissive substrate, the first light transmissive substrate including a first electrode, the second light transmissive substrate including a second...

Indicia reading terminal including frame quality evaluation processing
05/08/14 - 20140124577 - There is described an indicia reading terminal that can be operative to capture a succession of frames of image data and that can be operative so that a certain frame of the succession of frames is subject to quality evaluation processing where a result of the quality evaluation processing is...

Steganography with photo-responsive dyes
05/08/14 - 20140124578 - An article identifier or code including at least one photo-responsive dye and a method of encoding or embedding information in same. A reader device for decoding or extracting information in an article identifier or code and verifying or authenticating that information and the associated extraction and authentication methods....

Optical system and method for reading encoded microbeads
04/17/14 - 20140103114 - A method and apparatus for reading a microbead having a code thereon is provided wherein the code is projected on and read from a Fourier plane. The microbead may be 1-1000 microns (um) or smaller in feature size. The code is projected on the Fourier plane by scattering input light...

Variable formatting of digital data into a pattern
04/10/14 - 20140097250 - A method of formatting digital data and a method of decoding the formatted digital data. User selectable format parameters vary the dimensions and other attributes of spots and the cells containing those spots as well as other features which the formatting process formats into a pattern. A method of encoding...

Phase encoding in micrograting-based anticountefeit devices
03/27/14 - 20140084066 - The invention relates to encoding phase information in micro-grating-based anti-counterfeit devices such as diffractive optically variable identification devices (DOVID). The invention utilizes that alignment of grating line positions in different micro-gratings having common line spacing and orientation, can be used as a new, additional information channel in DOVIDs. By displacing...

Paper medium and reading device
02/13/14 - 20140042227 - A paper medium has a mark provided at each of predetermined positions corresponding to paper medium information that is predetermined information relating to the paper medium. A reading device has a placement, device, a specification device, a detection device, a storage device, and an identification device. The specification device specifies...

Cloth container and stationary scanner having the same
01/30/14 - 20140027514 - The invention provides an easy-to-clean cloth container and a stationary scanner having such a cloth container. This cloth container is to be attached to a support post of a stationary scanner, and has a first component and a second component. The first component has a cloth storing space and a...

Grayscale incremental information object
01/30/14 - 20140027515 - Systems and methods for generating a grayscale incremental information object (IIO) are provided. A method includes analyzing a grayscale IIO to determine a first code, wherein the grayscale IIO comprises a plurality of tiles, and the intensity of a tile corresponds to the number of data bits written to the...

Hand held bar code readers or mobile computers with cloud computing services
01/23/14 - 20140021256 - A data decoding system that includes a server-side proxy component and at least two back-end computers, where the server-side proxy component is configured, when it receives a decoding request from a client, to select a back-end computer to forward the decoding request to, based on either a pre-defined rule, load...

Compression and obfuscation of three-dimensional coding
12/26/13 - 20130341400 - Systems and methods related to three-dimensional coding are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for encoding data is described that includes generating a pattern in a substrate. The pattern includes elements and each element has one of an aperture or a protrusion. The aperture or protrusion has unique x, y...

Reading device
12/19/13 - 20130334312 - A reader device includes a mounting surface on which a passport with a page to be read is placed, a light source for illuminating the page to be read, and a camera for picking up an image of the page to be read. The light source is arranged outside a...

Identification tag with hidden miniaturized images
12/05/13 - 20130320090 - A compressed print having one or more compressed images of a symbol is disclosed. The compressed images are formed on an image forming surface under a lenticular sheet. The lenticular sheet has a plurality of lenticules and each of the compressed images has a plurality of image elements formed under...

Boundless reading of information bits with a single photon
11/07/13 - 20130292472 - An optical imaging system includes a transmitter configured to generate spatially entangled quantum states of light to probe reflective targets, a target configured to reflect the spatially entangled quantum states of light and a receiver configured to receive and detect the spatially entangled quantum states of light, thereby decoding a...

Multilayer flake with high level of coding
10/03/13 - 20130256415 - Coding flake or film including at least two chiral liquid crystal polymer (CLCP) layers with a first CLCP layer that has a first detectable parameter and a second CLCP layer including a second detectable parameter; at least one additional layer including a third detectable parameter, the at least one additional...

Systems and methods for incentivizing food waste recycling
09/05/13 - 20130228623 - An apparatus for receiving waste contained in a container. The apparatus including a housing and a receiving mechanism coupled to the housing. The receiving mechanism is configured to receive the container. The apparatus further includes an analysis mechanism coupled to the housing; the analysis mechanism is configured to analyze the...

Id scanner with machine-readable coded indicia reader and card imaging digital camera
08/29/13 - 20130221101 - An improved card scanner for imaging and decoding coded data on an inserted card is disclosed. The device features a barcode scanner, a magnetic strip reader, and a digital camera for recording an image of the surface of a card. By providing these three scanning options, the device is capable...

Optoelectronic sensor and method for detecting object information
08/08/13 - 20130200155 - An optoelectronic sensor (10) has a light receiver (16) for converting received light from a detection area (12) into an electrical signal. The sensor (10) comprises an evaluation unit (18) for obtaining information about objects in the detection area (12) from the electrical signal and aiming means (22) having at...

Commodity recognition apparatus and commodity recognition method
08/01/13 - 20130193210 - A commodity recognition apparatus comprises a function of recognizing a commodity in an image from the image captured by an image capturing unit, and a function of recognizing a data code attached to the commodity in the image from the image, and can switch these functions by a switching unit....

Two-dimensional identification pattern, article including such a pattern, and methods for marking and identifying such a pattern
07/04/13 - 20130168451 - A method for marking an article with an identification pattern which may include information relating to the article and/or to the use thereof, the method including: defining an alphabet of a plurality of symbols; defining, for each symbol, at least two valid states and at least one invalid state; developing...

Device and method for the acquisition and automatic processing of data obtained from optical codes
06/06/13 - 20130140365 - The device for the acquisition and automatic processing of data obtained from optical codes comprises a CMOS optical sensor; an analog processing unit connected to the optical sensor; an analog/digital conversion unit connected to the analog processing unit; a logic control unit connected to the CMOS optical sensor, the analog...

Apparatus for and method of aligning non-rotationally symmetrical imaging lens aperture with an imaging sensor in an imaging reader
05/16/13 - 20130119137 - An apparatus and method for imaging a target, includes a housing having a presentation area, a solid-state imaging sensor having an imaging array of image sensors looking at a field of view that extends through the presentation area to the target, and an imaging lens assembly for capturing return light...

Method and apparatus for ordering code candidates in image for decoding attempts
05/09/13 - 20130112750 - A method and apparatus for decoding codes applied to objects for use with a camera and a conveyor system wherein the camera includes an image sensor having a two dimensional field of view (FOV), the method comprising the steps of providing a processor programmed to perform the steps of obtaining...

Designer-adaptive visual codes
05/09/13 - 20130112751 - A designer-adaptive visual code (32, 32′, 32″) includes a user-selected set glyphs (36, 36′, 36″, 36′−), a user-selected set of allowable glyph orientations relative to a user-selected reference angle, and a user-selected spatial arrangement of the glyphs (36, 36′, 36″, 36′″). The user-selected set of glyphs (36, 36′, 36″, 36′″)...

Device and method for obfuscating visual information
05/02/13 - 20130105582 - A device is described for the hiding and subsequent recovery of visual information. The device comprises two or more tokens (1), each containing a mask (2,3) of coloured pixels (4), are overlaid (5), so that when the pixels are aligned, hidden information, invisible in the individual tokens. The hidden information...

Apparatus for and method of reading targets by image capture by processing captured target images in a batch or free-running mode of operation
04/25/13 - 20130098997 - Targets associated with transactions to be processed at a workstation are read by capturing return light from the targets with an array of light sensors of a solid-state imager having a field of view that extends through a workstation window to the targets. A controller controls the imager to operate...

Image-based code reader for acquisition of multiple views of an object and methods for employing same
04/25/13 - 20130098998 - Fold mirrors permit the imagers to be closer to each other and permit an optical code reader, such as a tunnel scanner, to confine them to a smaller housing volume or capacity. A plurality of sets of fold mirrors can also be employed to convey at least a portion of...

Optical device reading method and device
04/25/13 - 20130098999 - A method for enabling reading of an optical device that has an array of focusing elements and is configured to provide a synthetic image, comprises arranging (210) of the optical device to obtain a first predetermined shape and controlling (220) of an image plane selector to select an image plane...

Apparatus for and method of reading targets arbitrarily oriented in imaging workstations
04/11/13 - 20130087617 - An apparatus for and method of electro-optically reading targets arbitrarily oriented in a workstation, such as a dual window workstation, employs a solid-state imager for capturing return light from the targets over a field of view. The imager has an array of sensors arranged along mutually perpendicular array axes. An...

Method of and apparatus for imaging targets by utilizing multiple imaging modules with on-board local microprocessors
03/21/13 - 20130068839 - An apparatus for, and method of, imaging a target presented to a bi-optical, dual window, point-of-transaction workstation utilizes multiple imaging modules individually mounted for individual installation on, and individual removal from, a motherboard. Each module includes a solid-state imager having an array of light-sensitive sensors for capturing return light from...

Method and apparatus for high resolution decoding of encoded symbols
03/14/13 - 20130062411 - A method for scanning and decoding encoded symbols comprises processing low resolution image data from a full field of view and/or high resolution image data from one or more windowed segments of the field of view to provide imaging that is easily adaptable to different types of symbols and varying...

Optical indicia reading terminal with color image sensor
02/28/13 - 20130048727 - 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...

Method and system for protecting bulk product
02/28/13 - 20130048728 - 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...

Encoding method for encoding medical items
02/21/13 - 20130043310 - 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...

Label for enabling verification of an object
01/10/13 - 20130008962 - A label for enabling verification of an object includes a scannable region that enables determination of auto-acquired unique spatial orientation of the scannable region with respect to a reference thereby enabling determination of a spatial orientation of the label with respect to the reference. The label is applied onto the...

Compact hybrid imaging lens assembly in an imaging reader
01/03/13 - 20130001308 - A compact hybrid imaging lens assembly captures return light from a target over a field of view of a linear array of image sensors of a solid-state imager, and projects the captured return light onto the array during electro-optical reading of the target. The assembly includes a plastic lens for...

Imaging reader with non-uniform magnification within a field of view
12/27/12 - 20120325909 - An imaging lens assembly captures return light through a window of a vertical slot scanner from a target located in a range of working distances along an optical axis away from the window, and projects the captured return light onto an array of a solid-state imager. The imaging lens assembly...

Information input output method using a dot pattern
12/27/12 - 20120325910 - In exemplary embodiments, a dot pattern technique is provided with flexible length of data to be registered and with enhanced security by arranging a dot pattern to be disposed on a printed material, especially a block containing the dot pattern, on the basis of a new rule....

Imaging terminal having image sensor and lens assembly
12/20/12 - 20120318867 - There is set forth herein an imaging terminal having and image sensor including an image sensor array having a plurality of pixels. In one embodiment the imaging terminal can include a lens assembly for focusing light on the image sensor array. In one embodiment the lens assembly is a variable...

Data word analysis by spectroscopy
11/15/12 - 20120286046 - Multisource fusion of data is used on a handheld device to create a portable analytical verifier, including the ability to verify based on product wrapping or using a re-turned code to check the product or wrapping. Data words are extracted from authentication media by testing to see whether particular taggants...

Point-of-transaction workstation for and method of imaging indicia over full coverage scan zone occupied by unskewed subfields of view
11/01/12 - 20120273572 - A bi-optical, dual window, point-of-transaction workstation images indicia associated with multi-sided products over a full coverage scan zone by splitting each field of view of only two imagers into three subfields that pass through each window and fill the scan zone and minimize dead areas therein. Twisting of the subfields...

Visibly forming an image and optical code
11/01/12 - 20120273573 - A method of forming a visual output of a digital image file that has an image portion with a first digital image and an information portion with a second digital image of a digital code, and wherein the digital code encodes information associated with or derived from the first digital...

Illumination apparatus for a camera-based code reader
10/18/12 - 20120261472 - An illumination apparatus (10) is provided for a camera-based code reader (100) having a plurality of light transmitters (16) arranged in ring shape and in a fixed position with respect to a base housing part (12) and having a plurality of optical transmission systems (20) associated with the light transmitters...

End user-customizable data capture terminal for and method of imaging and processing target data
10/04/12 - 20120248189 - A data capture terminal for, and a method of, processing one or more target data, such as symbols, arranged at spaced-apart locations on a target, employ an electro-optical reader for electro-optically reading the data on the target, and a controller for processing at least one of the data, and for...

Code reading apparatus and computer program product
10/04/12 - 20120248190 - Disclosed is a code reading apparatus including: a storage section storing an applied voltage table showing a relationship between a focal distance of a liquid lens and an applied voltage to the liquid lens; a laser focus section performing laser focus adjustment; a contrast focus section performing contrast focus adjustment;...

Method of marking a document or item; method and device for identifyng the marked document or item; use of circular polarizing particles
08/23/12 - 20120211564 - Optical identification and/or authentication of a document or item with the help of a marking comprising a random distribution of circular polarized light reflecting particles, the marking being applied to the document or item through an ink, and the reading device exploiting circular polarization to discriminate the flakes from the...

Indicia reading terminal including frame processing
08/02/12 - 20120193418 - There is described an indicia reading terminal that can be operative to process a frame of image data for attempting to decode a decodable indicia. A frame can be a frame that is among a succession of frames for subjecting to processing subsequent to and during a time a trigger...

Product provided with a coding pattern and apparatus and method for reading the pattern
08/02/12 - 20120193419 - A product provided with a coding pattern which comprises a plurality of marks, each of which represents one of at least two different values, and which further comprises a plurality of nominal positions, each of said plurality of marks being associated with a nominal position and the value of each...

Method for security purposes
07/05/12 - 20120168506 - A method for security purposes is disclosed, in which a challenge signal is applied to a physical object and a response signal is received from the physical object. The response signal comprises a plurality of characteristic resonant optical mode or a characteristic of the response signal is determined based on...

Hidden-code voting and marking systems
05/31/12 - 20120132713 - A paper ballot voting system is described that allows voters to verify that their ballots are correctly counted and provide substantiating evidence if they are not. The systems work whether or not automation is available in the polling place. In other aspects special pens and printing provide protection of voter...

Point-of-transaction workstation for imaging indicia over full coverage scan zone occupied by asymmetrical light collection regions
05/17/12 - 20120118962 - A bi-optical, dual window, point-of-transaction workstation images indicia associated with multi-sided products over a full coverage scan zone by asymmetrically splitting the field of view of at least one imager into light collection regions of different spatial volumes. The light collection regions fill the scan zone and minimize dead areas...

Point-of-transaction, dual window workstation for imaging indicia with a single imager and a stationary optical system
05/17/12 - 20120118963 - A bi-optical, dual window, point-of-transaction workstation images indicia associated with products with a single, solid-state imager that captures return light from the indicia over a field of view. A first optical subsystem is stationarily supported by the workstation and directs at least a part of the field of view of...

Altering an imaging parameter to read a symbol
05/17/12 - 20120118964 - In a method of reading a symbol that depicts computer-readable information, an image is obtained and a determination as to whether the image contains a suspected symbol is made. At least one imaging parameter is altered to enhance recognition of the suspected symbol in response to a determination that the...

Process for decoding coded data
05/17/12 - 20120118965 - A process for decoding coded data is provided. The coded data has a plurality of layouts which each have order n (at least two) rotational symmetry and encode a codeword of a sequence of n symbols distributed at n locations about a center of rotational symmetry of the respective layout...

Using a user's application to configure user scanner
05/10/12 - 20120111943 - A method of operating an indicia reader adapted to read information bearing indicia (IBI) is accomplished by putting the indicia reader in a set up mode to enable the indicia reader to read N types of user usage IBIs; reading at least one user usage IBI with the indicia reader...