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Berler Robert M: Printed code scanning system. Pitney Bowes Alpex, November 20, 1973: US3774014 (139 worldwide citation)

A novel data processing system especially useful at check-out counters is provided that comprises a readout apparatus for sensing a printed code, which is placed on articles of merchandise, e.g. a binary code, which appears as an array of printed lines and spaces. The system includes a camera-type i ...


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Alpert Norman, Felcheck Marvin, Kirschner Wallace: Transaction computer system having multiple access stations. Pitney Bowes Alpex, July 27, 1971: US3596256 (67 worldwide citation)

A time-sharing system for entering into a central data processing unit information relating to transactions separately conducted at multiple remote access stations, and for processing and storing portions of this input information and returning portions of the processed data as messages to the remot ...


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Berler Robert M: Unidirectional fluorescent ink imprinted coded document and method of decoding. Pitney Bowes Alpex, October 2, 1973: US3763356 (51 worldwide citation)

A photo optical document having a unidirection readout characteristic comprising a substantially ultraviolet light filtering translucent matrix or substrate upon which coded information is imprinted with fluorescent ink. This combination allows the coded document to be read only when the proper side ...


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Berler Robert M: Fluorescent-ink-imprinted coded document and method and apparatus for use in connection therewith. Pitney Bowes Alpex, October 19, 1971: US3614430 (49 worldwide citation)

A document comprising a substantially translucent matrix or substrate upon which coded information is imprinted with fluorescent ink. This combination allows the coded document to be read similarly as a punched car or tape, i.e. by placing the source of light on one side of the document and the phot ...


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Murthy Nanjundiah N: Data processing system employing particular bar code configuration. Pitney Bowes Alpex, October 24, 1972: US3700858 (23 worldwide citation)

An illustrative embodiment of the invention is directed to an electro-optically readable coded document in which the code appears as a row of printed bars separated by spaces of controlled widths between the individual bars. The substitution of a pair of fine lines, termed a pulse pair, for each bar ...


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Berler Robert M: Hand held photo-optical reader for printed documents. Pitney Bowes Alpex, June 27, 1972: US3673416 (23 worldwide citation)

A reader which is designed to be held in the hand and to be scanned over a document for reading intelligence contained on the document in the form of printed code. The reader contains no moving parts and comprises essentially a housing with a reading aperture through which the printed matter is expo ...


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Alpert Norman, Berler Robert M, Murthy Nanjundian N: Data processing means with printed code. Pitney Bowes Alpex, September 25, 1973: US3761685 (22 worldwide citation)

An electro-optically readable coded document is provided in which the code appears as a compact row of printed bars of two widths separated by spaces of similar widths between the individual bars. The combination of printed bars or lines and associated spaces constitute a binary code that is registe ...


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Berler Robert M, Alpert Norman, Murthy Nanjundiah N: Data processing system and reader therefor. Pitney Bowes Alpex, May 1, 1973: US3731064 (16 worldwide citation)

A novel data processing means is provided comprising a technique for scanning a coded document in which the code appears as a row of printed lines of substantially equal length. The spaces between the individual lines in the row are of predetermined widths. These lines, in combination with the assoc ...


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Felcheck Marvin, Kirschner Wallace, Jarosik Robert J, Capes Charles W: Parallel-access data file system. Pitney Bowes Alpex, April 3, 1973: US3725870 (14 worldwide citation)

A central file system in which information in the form of data associated with identifying operands is stored in random sequence at separate locations of a storage medium, and these locations are cyclically scanned by read/write means at the storage medium. Multiple participating access stations hav ...


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Robert M Berler: Hand held coded document reader into which document is first inserted and then read as it is withdrawn. Pitney Bowes Alpex, Arthur J Plantamura, November 16, 1971: US3621265 (13 worldwide citation)

A device held in the hand for reading intelligence contained on a document in the form of coded punched holes. The device includes a slot to receive the document, a light source positioned on one side of the slot and aligned with the light source on the other side of the slot is a light detector mea ...