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Standardized Label on Products which Contains Complex Data to Help Distributors and Customers with Specific Needs using Analytics

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244635D
Publication Date: 2015-Dec-31
Document File: 3 page(s) / 94K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a standardized bar coded label for products, which includes complex information that is processed using analytics to help customers and distributors with specific needs. For example, in food products, when paired with a user¡¯s smart device, the device can either directly perform analytics or use a third party system that performs analytics on the nutritional information to identify appropriate recommendations for the user.

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Standardized Label on Products which Contains Complex Data to Help Distributors and Customers with Specific Needs using Analytics

The novel contribution is an Internet of Things (IoT) system in which complex product information is saved. The information is saved in any known format (e.g., barcode, Quick Reference (QR) code, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) etc.). The producer/manufacturer stores this relevant information in the code on the product label . The distributor scans the code from the label with an application or device that is connected to the associated inventory system to keep track of the stock with detailed information. The buyer or end user can scan the code and then receive relevant customized recommendations following analytics processing of the information.

For example, for food products, the system stores on the label nutritional information such as vitamins, minerals, etc. When incorporated with stored information about the user, the system can advise the user against eating foods that are not recommended based on the nutritional information and the user's health condition (e.g., allergies, illness, obesity, etc.). The user only needs to scan the label with the related smart device and then receive the recommendation .

Figure: Process flow

This system is applicable to other human needs, not only food products and nutritional information, and can be applied to other

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types of products. In addition, the system is user-friendly; the user does not have to be an expert.

Examples of benefits for the distributions centers:

Expiration control on products - Can arrange products by expiration date
- Can work on a strategy to avoid expired products

Effective Categorization - Helps customer to find products faster

- Re-arrange store (e.g., per state of origin to encourage local consumption)

Better shopping experience for customer

- Help customer to choose products based on energy
- Help customer to choose product based on low fat

Examples of Benefits for the end users/consumers:

Expiration and Availability
- Refriger...