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Fred C Thomas III, Glenn B Dixon: Latent illuminance discrimination marker system for authenticating articles. Iomega Corporation, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, July 24, 2001: US06264107 (10 worldwide citation)

An object or an article for a detector or reader has a latent illuminance marker. A light source illuminates the marker and the marker emits illuminance as phosphorescence. A photosensor detects the emitted illuminance, and the decay time is determined. The decay time is checked to provide identific ...


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Thomas J Dougherty, S Joy Mountford, Jesse L Dorogusker, James H Boyden, Philip A van Allen, Daniel E Cummings, Brygg A Ullmer: Methods and systems for providing human/computer interfaces. Interval Research Corporation, Hickman Stephens & Coleman, June 20, 2000: US06076734 (991 worldwide citation)

The present invention teaches a variety of methods and systems for providing computer/human interfaces. According to one method, the user interfaces with an electronic device such as a computer system by engaging a sensor with desired regions of an encoded physical medium. The encoded physical mediu ...


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Jonathan Paul Ruppert, Ronald Craig Fish, Thomas Allan Yap, Ronald Merle Ames: Portable RF ID tag and barcode reader. June 17, 1997: US05640002 (785 worldwide citation)

A portable barcode and RF ID tag reader that gathers information about items to be purchased etc by reading barcodes or RF ID tags. A store host computer gathers information about items to be purchased from the portable barcode/ID Tag readers and then the items are bagged by the customer at the chec ...


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Steven E Koenck, Phillip Miller, Arvin D Danielson, Ronald L Mahany, Dennis A Durbin, Keith K Cargin, George E Hanson, Darald R Schultz, Robert G Geers, Darrell L Boatwright, William T Gibbs, Stephen J Kelly: Hand-held data capture system with interchangable modules. Norand, R Lew Gable, McAndrews Held, April 25, 1995: US05410141 (531 worldwide citation)

The disclosure relates to battery powered hand-held data entry terminals wherein a peripheral module may contain an automatically operating full image reader and a wireless communication unit. The reader reads at least one full line of indicia and may comprise a laser bar code scanner or a flash typ ...


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Theodosios Pavlidis, Yajium P Wang, Jerome Swartz: High density two-dimensional bar code symbol. Symbol Technologies, April 19, 1994: US05304786 (468 worldwide citation)

A nonvolatile electro-optical read-only memory includes a substrate on which is printed (or otherwise inscribed) a complex symbol or "label" with a high density two-dimensional symbology, a variable number of component symbols or "codewords" per row, and a variable number of rows. Codewords in alter ...


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Eric P Batterman, Donald G Chandler: Omnidirectional wide range hand held bar code reader. Omniplanar, Allan Jacobson, January 3, 1995: US05378883 (462 worldwide citation)

A hand-held bar code reader with a two dimensional image sensor for omnidirectional bar code reading, includes variable imaging optics, and flash illumination with variable flash illumination optics. A spotter beam is provided for aiming the hand held bar code reader at a bar code symbol. The spotte ...


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Jonathan P Ruppert, Ronald C Fish: Personal scanner/computer for displaying shopping lists and scanning barcodes to aid shoppers. Ronald Craig Falk Vestal & Fish Fish, June 13, 1995: US05424524 (432 worldwide citation)

A personal bar code scanning device for aiding shoppers in keeping track of their expenditures and speeding the process of check-out and taking advantage of coupons. A microprocessor coupled to a bar code reader, a communication port, an audible feedback device and a touchscreen or light pen and dis ...


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William E Beller, Ynjiun P Wang: Bar code dataform scanning and labeling apparatus and method. Metanetics Corporation, Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke Co A, February 11, 1997: US05602377 (428 worldwide citation)

A bar code scanning and labeling apparatus for scanning and decoding a bar code associated with a product and generating a two dimensional bar code dataform incorporating selected data including at least a portion of the decoded, product related data from the product's bar code and additional data r ...


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Brian John Cragun, Wayne Jay Rothschild: Mechanism for retrieving information using data encoded on an object. International Business Machines Corporation, Owen J Gamon, September 8, 1998: US05804803 (407 worldwide citation)

A client computer with a scanner capable of scanning objects for a code. The client computer scans the object of interest and translates the code into a URL (Uniform Resource Locator) that specifies both a server computer and the location within the server of information that is relevant to the obje ...