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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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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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Berler Robert M: Photoelectric manual reader for printed coded tags. August 22, 1972: US3685723 (34 worldwide citation)

A manual device for reading printed coded documents with the capability of reading by either scanning the device over the printed intelligence contained on the document or by inserting the printed document into a slot formed in the base of the reader. The reader contains no moving parts and comprise ...


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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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Berler Robert M: Photoelectric reader for fluorescent ink imprinted coded document. Pitney Bowes Alpex, December 14, 1971: US3628016 (12 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for reading intelligence contained on a document in the form of information printed with fluorescent ink. To accommodate the document to be read, the reader includes a slot comprising a pair of flat plates between which the document is inserted. Formed in the plates are apertures or win ...


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Berler Robert M, Alpert Norman: Method and apparatus for reading tickets, and ticket for use therewith. Pitney Bowes Alpex, April 6, 1971: US3573436 (7 worldwide citation)

Ticket printed by a conventional computer printer includes, in addition to usual information, markings arranged according to a predetermined code on a portion of the ticket in rows and columns. The greatest possible number of markings per inch in each row and column are related to the number of char ...


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Berler Robert M: Coded punched hole document reader. Pitney Bowes Alpex, June 1, 1971: US3582617 (6 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for reading intelligence contained on a document in the form of coded punched holes which includes a slot to receive the document and a slit, over which the document is drawn, formed in the slot. A light source wherein the light is collimated and directed through the slit is positioned ...



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