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John William Sussmeier, Luis Figarella, Paul Pay Lun Ju: Method and apparatus for a portable non-contact label imager. United Parcel Service of America, Jones & Askew, October 13, 1998: US05821518 (272 worldwide citation)

A portable non-contact label imager captures an image of two-dimensional information indicia on a label. The captured image data is decoded by a decoder. The label imager forms a part of a data terminal, which includes a keypad, display and signature capture pad. Upon receipt of a start signal from ...


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Donald G Chandler, Eric P Batterman, Govind Shah: Polygonal information encoding article, process and system. United Parcel Service of America, James A Drobile, Raymond G Arner, January 23, 1990: US04896029 (254 worldwide citation)

The article of the invention is an optically readable label for storing encoded information, said label comprising a data array of a multiplicity of information-encoded polygons arranged in a predetermined geometric pattern, and said polygons having at least two different optical properties. A proce ...


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Donald G Chandler, Eric P Batterman, Govind Shah: Hexagonal, information encoding article, process and system. United Parcel Service of America, James A Drobile, Robert S Bramson, Raymond G Arner, October 17, 1989: US04874936 (225 worldwide citation)

The article of the invention is an optically readable label for storing encoded information, said label comprising a data energy of a multiplicity of information-encoded hexagons contiguously arranged in a honeycomb pattern, and having at least two different optical properties.


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Donald G Chandler, Eric P Batterman, Govind Shah: Polygonal information encoding article, process and system. United Parcel Service of America, James A Drobile, Raymond G Arner, March 5, 1991: US04998010 (188 worldwide citation)

The article of the invention is an optically readable label for storing encoded information, said label comprising a data array of a multiplicity of information-encoded polygons arranged in a predetermined geometric pattern, and said polygons having at least two different optical properties.


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Michael C Moed, Johannes A S Bjorner: System and method for reading package information. United Parcel Service of America, Jones & Askew, June 23, 1998: US05770841 (181 worldwide citation)

A system for reading package information includes an imaging system and a label decoding system. The imaging system captures an image of a package surface that includes a machine readable code such as a bar code and an alphanumeric destination address. The label decoding system locates and decodes t ...


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Nagesh Kadaba: Special handling processing in a package transportation system. United Parcel Service of America, Alston & Bird, March 25, 2003: US06539360 (180 worldwide citation)

The application discloses a method and system for processing packages designated for special handling and notifying an appropriate party as to whether special handling has been applied to these designated packages. The system prepares carrier personnel in advance for the arrival of such packages. De ...


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Luis Figarella, Mihael Klancnik: Method and apparatus for detecting and decoding bar code symbols using two-dimensional digital pixel images. United Parcel Service of America, Steve Mendelsohn, Daniel H Golub, William H Murray, August 30, 1994: US05343028 (148 worldwide citation)

A system for detecting a bar code symbol receives a two-dimensional image containing the symbol, where the system has no a priori knowledge of the orientation of the symbol in the image. The system scans the image in one dimension to locate a quiet zone for the symbol and searches the image in one d ...


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Stephen Anthony Roth, Lance Gordon Garland, John William Sussmeier, Ross Napoleon Kruse: Automatic electronic camera for label image capture. United Parcel Service of America, Jones & Askew, October 6, 1998: US05818528 (133 worldwide citation)

A hand held label reader is capable of illuminating a label, capturing a digital image of two-dimensional information indicia on the label, and decoding the digital image to provide decoded output data to a terminal. The target label is illuminated by a low variation illuminator that includes a circ ...


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Christopher E Smith: Method and apparatus for decoding bar code symbols using gradient signals. United Parcel Service of America, Steve Mendelsohn, William H Murray, May 2, 1995: US05412197 (129 worldwide citation)

A bar code reader decodes a bar code symbol in a pixel image by transforming the data corresponding to the symbol along a first scan line, where the transformation comprises rotation and stretching. The reader generates a whitening gradient vector, a blackening gradient vector, and a count vector fr ...


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Stefan Surka: Method and apparatus for processing low resolution images of degraded bar code symbols. United Parcel Service of America, James A Drobile, William H Murray, Daniel H Golub, January 4, 1994: US05276315 (123 worldwide citation)

A system is disclosed for processing a two dimensional digital image representative of a bar code symbol. The bar code symbol is oriented in a bar direction. The system includes means for dividing the two dimensional image into a plurality of two dimensional sections perpendicular to the bar directi ...



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