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US20130175337 CONTEXT AWARE SMART PACKAGING AND REAL-TIME MERCHANDISING  
The subject matter described herein enhances the interaction of consumers with food packaging using cellphones and other portable scanners. Specifically, it enhances consumer's purchase decision...
US20100108755 Beverage Holder Having a Chip Unit for Performing Payment Transactions  
A beverage holder apparatus includes a chip unit attached to a beverage holder and adapted to communicate with a chip unit reader to perform a payment transaction to purchase the beverage. The chip...
US20110225025 PERIODICAL RECYCLING AND REWARD DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
Methods and systems for recycling a periodical are described. The methods may include the step of providing periodical information about the periodical to a recycling device, where the periodical...
US20140061295 INTERACTIVE TOY DRESSING SYSTEM  
Systems and methods for providing an interactive toy dressing system. The system is designed to provide not only coordinating toy outfit purchasing advice, but can provide a play environment which...
US20120007738 POINT-OF-TRANSACTION CHECKOUT SYSTEM WITH ZERO-FOOTPRINT CORDLESS ELECTRO-OPTICAL READER  
A checkout system employs a bi-optical workstation having dual windows and a main reader for electro-optically reading indicia on products to be processed at the workstation through at least one of...
US20090204545 Electronic financial transactions  
A new electronic financial transaction (EFT) system is proposed, wherein the business logic of a transaction is defined at a location remote from a secure point of sale terminal, thus having a...
US20090065568 Systems and Methods for Associating Production Attributes with Products  
Methods are provided for marking products with unique identification codes, associating times with at least some of the unique identification codes, and associating other times with certain events...
US20070252000 Prepay receptacle for dry cleaning drop-off  
A prepay receptacle for dry cleaning drop-off. This unit is houses the merchant card swiping device, software, printer, disposable bags and wire basket on rollers. This single unit will allow a...
US20110121066 DOCUMENT AUTHENTICATION USING HIERARCHICAL BARCODE STAMPS TO DETECT ALTERATIONS OF BARCODE  
A method of generating a self-authenticating printed document and authenticating the printed document. The back side of the printed document contains 2d barcode which encode extracted features of...
US20130098987 MULTI-COMMUNICATION ASSISTED PORTABLE TERMINAL  
The device of the invention, starting from the conventional structure of these types of terminals, combines a great variety of peripherals therein, which makes it extremely versatile as well as...
US20120018509 OPTICAL SECURITY MARK COMPRISING METAMATERIALS WITH A MAGNETIC RESPONSE, AUTHENTICATION METHOD USING SAID MARK, AND USE OF SAID MARK APPLIED TO AN OBJECT  
The invention relates to an optical security mark that can be applied to an object, said mark comprising a structure made of a metamaterial that generates a magnetic response to incident radiation...
US20140188703 STREAMLINED TRAVEL PAYMENTS  
Systems and methods for making payments during travel are described. The methods include receiving payment instructions for a plurality of predetermined locations associated with a plurality of...
US20050199698 Product identifier reading, product use instructions speaking system  
A method of communicating product use instructions to a user for a product having a readable identifier includes (a) providing a plurality of product containers, each with a product identifier; (b)...
US20130341389 PERSONAL IDENTIFIER USEFUL FOR BAGGAGE ROUTING DURING TRAVEL  
A barcode tag is affixed to any baggage that needs to be checked and may be left on permanently. The barcode can be linked to an individual's itinerary by a variety of means including a database...
US20110036905 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPARING DRUG PRODUCT INFORMATION  
A system and method for analyzing vast amounts of drug product information at granular levels is provided. This analysis enables determining a relationship which is associated with at least one of...
US20070267482 Pre-payment for goods and/or services at a point of sale  
Consumers are given the option at the point of sale to make a pre-payment for units of goods and/or services for which the consumer will take possession of at some point in the future. Consumers...
US20100294833 METHOD OF GAINING ACCESS TO GOODS OR SERVICES  
A method of gaining access to goods or services includes the steps of: writing a signature within a verification zone of an encoded base using an optically imaging pen having a marking nib;...
US20120248182 METHOD FOR ASSOCIATING A PRINTABLE OPTICAL CODE WITH AN EMAIL MESSAGE  
One embodiment provides a system for printing a document from a portable device. During operation, the system receives a hyperlink associated with an email and a document to be printed. Next, the...
US20130313315 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SURVEYING USING RFID DEVICES  
A method of surveying may include determining a location of a surveying tool, determining a location of a position of interest, detecting an RFID tag associated with the position of interest, and...
US20130092730 INTERACTIVE CODE PROCESSING PLATFORM PROVIDING INTERACTION BETWEEN PARTIES GENERATING AND DISSEMINATING SINGLE AND MULTIDIMENSIONAL OPTICAL AND DIGITAL CODES  
An optical or digital code processing solution that identifies users and generates customized or programmable response actions based upon variables, profiles, histories, business models, and other...
US20130256399 CODED BUSINESS CARD ON BADGE  
In various example embodiments, a system and method for providing a coded business card on a badge is provided. In example embodiments, a code from the badge of a user is detected. The user data...
US20090255984 PAPER SHEET HANDLING SYSTEM, METHOD OF USE THEREOF, AND METHOD OF USE OF BAR-CODE TICKET HANDLING MACHINE  
Disclosed herein is a method of use of a paper-sheet handling system comprising the steps of: preparing a paper-sheet handling system configured to handle a bundle of paper-sheets including...
US20060165260 Product authenticity validation system  
A method, system and apparatus for verifying the authenticity of a product are described. A verification center is maintained which can communication with a database. A verification card is...
US20110270619 System and method of electronic redemption using a mobile device  
One key aspect, of this embodiment attempts to provide a better means of redemption, in that a physical action, by the targeted recipient, via the scanning of targeted recipient's smart phone or...
US20110065498 AUTOMATED TRANSACTION MACHINE  
An automated retail terminal in which a plurality of goods and/or services are provided in an integrated system. The integrated system generally avoids duplicating hardware or functions in the...
US20100094698 METHOD OF CONDUCTING A TRANSACTION THAT RESULTS IN CUSTOMER REWARDS  
A general purpose transaction card is provided that offers an attractive incentive to customers to encourage the use of a general purpose transaction card. The general purpose transaction card is...
US20110184790 Actionable Digital Cards, Related Content and Social Marketing  
The invention is a system and method for creating, managing and delivering actionable digital cards and related content to mobile devices. The system measures penetration of cards and provides...
US20120102237 DEVICE WITH TIME LIMITED USE AUTO START APPLICATION  
(EN) The invention relates to a portable electronic device (SC, TK) comprising electric input means (VCC, GND, ANT) for receiving electric power from an external power supply. The portable...
US20120217294 MACHINE READABLE CONTACT INFORMATION PLACARD AND READING SYSTEM  
A small sign or placard or the like is mounted on the outside of a person's house where it is easily accessible to emergency personnel. Contact or medical information about one or more of the...
US20110095082 CONFIGURATION SYSTEM AND METHOD  
An authentication method includes determining that a unique overt identifier is associated with a product; detecting that a random covert identifier is associated with the product, wherein the...
US20110282727 CONTENT MANAGEMENT IN OUT-OF-HOME ADVERTISING NETWORKS  
A system and method for delivering advertising and non-advertising content includes a content management system for receiving content, editing received content (if necessary), storing content, and...
US20110240728 PORTABLE COMPUTING SYSTEM AND PORTABLE COMPUTER FOR USE WITH SAME  
A computing system comprising a pocket personal computer and a reader are disclosed. The pocket PC is pocket-sized and comprises flash memory, and optionally a processor and a GPS chip. The reader...
US20110057026 METHOD OF PROVIDING A PACKAGING LAMINATE WITH AN IDENTIFICATION CODE, METHOD OF IDENTIFYING A PACKAGE, AND PACKAGE WITH IDENTIFICATION CODE  
In a method of providing a packaging laminate with an identification code the packaging laminate is subjected to a magnetic field, thus magnetising a matrix of magnetic domains in the packaging...
US20130105564 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING THE CONDITION OF A TIME-TEMPERATURE INDICATOR  
A device is presented for use in controlling the quality of a perishable object, while progressing on its supply line, by monitoring the condition of a time-temperature indicator (TTI) associated...
US20110084128 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING THE CONDITION OF A TIME-TEMPERATURE INDICATOR  
A device is presented for use in controlling the quality of a perishable object, while progressing on its supply line, by monitoring the condition of a time-temperature indicator (TTI) associated...
US20130144705 Socially Networked Business and Consumer Space  
Creative energy of consumers is captured and incentivized by businesses when the businesses provide personal incentives that reflect the extent to which the consumers make productive contributions...
US20120305637 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVED QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN A PRODUCT LOGISTIC CHAIN  
A quality management system for products including a multiplicity of product unit specific indicators, each operative to provide a machine-readable indication of exceedence of at least one...
US20130270337 SYSTEM FOR MANAGING THE NUTRITIONAL CONTENT FOR NUTRITIONAL SUBSTANCES  
Disclosed herein is an information encoding, marking, tracking, and transmission system for information related to nutritional substances, including nutritional content. Upon the creation of a...
US20140151446 System and Method for Asset Management  
A system for asset management comprising a code assigned to an asset, an encrypted geo-coded barcode, a mobile device for scanning and transmitting data from the encrypted, geo-coded barcode, and a...
US20120136754 AUTOMATIC TAB PAYMENT FROM A USER DEVICE  
A method includes receiving a menu of items offered for sale by a merchant, where the menu of items permits a user, of a user device, to place an order with an attendant, associated with the...
US20140183256 AIR SAMPLE TRACKING SYSTEM AND METHOD  
A system for tracking one or more subjects for collecting airborne contaminants. The system includes one or more subjects configured to collect air contaminants. Each of the one or more subjects...
US20130105566 Air Sample Tracking System and Method  
A system for tracking one or more subjects for collecting airborne contaminants. The system includes one or more subjects configured to collect air contaminants. Each of the one or more subjects...
US20130146654 FIREWORKS INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
Firework information systems, according to various embodiments, are configured to receive a request to view information associated with a particular firework. In response to the request, the system...
US20120211555 MACHINE-READABLE SYMBOLS  
A variety of forms of machine-readable symbols are disclosed, as well as methods and systems of constructing machine-readable symbols, methods and systems of acquiring machine-readable symbols, and...
US20110095083 ANONYMITY-ENSURED SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING AFFINITY-BASED DELIVERABLES TO LIBRARY PATRONS  
A system and method for automatically determining library patrons' interests without having to identify the patron or otherwise invade his/her privacy based on the library patron's current use of...
US20080071621 SERVICE POINT MANAGEMNET SYSTEM FOR USE IN SALES PROMOTION SERVICES  
A service point management system employs a computer for managing points issued to each customer who receives service according to the points. A point issue unit issues points to the customer...
US20120118947 System and Method for Assisted Maintenance in a Gaming Machine Using a Mobile Device  
Disclosed is a method for enabling a technician to open a door of a gaming machine without needing a physical key using a gaming system having a biometric controlled door lock. The method includes:...
US20120228378 PRODUCT MARKER, AUTOMATIC PICKING MACHINE AND ORDER-PICKING METHOD  
A product marker, an automatic picking machine and a method for recognizing change of product batches. The automatic picking machine comprises: a dispenser having a substantially circulating driver...
US20120199643 Enabling Interactive Activities for Content Utilizing Matrix Codes  
An electronic device may generate a matrix code that includes information for performing an interactive activity related to content, combine the matrix code with the content, and transmit the...
US20140034720 SELF-DIAGNOSING SOFTWARE SYSTEMS USING QR-CODE  
Systems, methods and computer program products for diagnosing consistency of a software cluster are provided herein. The system includes a deployment manager configured to function as a master node...