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SEGMENTED CHARACTER SET FOR MACHINE/HUMAN READABLE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007127D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Feb-27

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Kevin M. Reinharrt Michael Szilagyi John Cheraso Andy Johnson

Abstract

As manufacturing technology steps forward, it becomes necessary for individual products and com- ponents to be labeled for machine, as well as human identification. Several methodologies have been pur- sued along these lines including the recent data cube identification systems. Most of these systems require either a human readable marking, or complex decoding systems at point of use, ie. warranty cen- ters. The use of a segmented character set, as seen below in Figure 1, allows for quick machine identifi- cation, as well as human readability. This system therefore minimizes the board space required by utilizing only one marked area to serve both identi- fication purposes.