US 9,811,706 B2
System for anonymous communication from a user to the publisher of a scannable label
Vatche Papazian, Las Vegas, NV (US)
Filed by Vatche Papazian, Las Vegas, NV (US)
Filed on Apr. 28, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/141,251.
Application 15/141,251 is a continuation in part of application No. PCT/US2016/028820, filed on Apr. 22, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/151,524, filed on Apr. 23, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0314329 A1, Oct. 27, 2016
Int. Cl. G06K 7/10 (2006.01); G06K 7/14 (2006.01); G06K 19/06 (2006.01)
CPC G06K 7/1417 (2013.01) [G06K 19/06037 (2013.01)] 12 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system for facilitating private or anonymous communication between publishers and consumers, comprising:
a secure remote server for facilitating secure communications over a public digital communication network;
at least one publisher terminal integrated with a respective smartphone communication device including:
an optical display for displaying a two dimensional code symbol in which is embedded a respective sequence of digital data including a digital identification code corresponding to a particular communication profile of a local particular publisher, and
a publisher remote app for generating the two dimensional code symbol for a selected communication profile and for transmitting a corresponding unique identification code and related details of the corresponding communication profile to the secure remote digital server over a public digital network; and
a plurality of consumer terminals, each integrated with a respective smartphone communication device which includes:
an optical scanner for scanning the two dimensional code symbol displayed on the optical display of the publisher terminal to thereby produce a scanned code symbol,
a consumer local app for converting the scanned code symbol into a corresponding two dimensional pattern of dots and for extracting therefrom the particular sequence of digital data embedded therein, and
a consumer remote app for using extracted digital identification code data about the publisher and other private information about the consumer and the consumer terminal to establish secure two way communication with the publisher terminal via the remote digital server;
wherein the code displayed by the publisher and scanned by the consumer includes sufficient encoded digital information to permit the consumer terminal to establish secure private communication with the publisher terminal via the digital server, without revealing to the consumer or the consumer terminal a network address of the publisher terminal or any other information designated anonymous by the publisher, and without revealing to the publisher or the publisher terminal a network address of the consumer terminal or any other information designated anonymous by the consumer.