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8960551 Method of decoding barcode with imaging scanner having multiple object sensors  
A method of decoding using an imaging scanner having multiple object sensors each associated with an object field of view. The method includes determining a moving direction of the object using at...
8870073 Methods and apparatus for positioning an optical code for imaging scanning  
An apparatus and methods are presented for improving image scanning. A point of sale terminal apparatus, including an imaging scanner, provides information to an operator indicating the optimal...
8740084 Method and apparatus for projecting illumination patterns from barcode readers  
A method and apparatus for projecting illumination patterns from barcode readers. The apparatus includes a housing, an invisible illumination light source, and a visible illumination light source....
8596541 Image capture device with integrated barcode scanning  
This disclosure describes barcode scanning techniques for an image capture device. The image capture device may automatically detect a barcode within an image while the image capture device is...
8590792 Apparatus for and method of reading printed and electronic codes  
An apparatus for, and method of, imaging printed and electronic codes associated with transactions or objects to be processed, support a window on a housing, illuminate the codes through the...
8496178 Method and apparatus for providing customer side imaging as well as bar code scanning imaging  
Systems and techniques for image based bar code scanning. A rotating spinner is positioned to reflect images to an imaging device within the scanner so that a field of view of the scanner...
8459557 Dual laser scanning code symbol reading system employing automatic object presence detector for automatic laser source selection  
Method of and system for reading code symbols a dual-laser scanning bar code symbol reading system having the capacity to automatically select in a user-transparent manner, and activate either a...
8393541 Custom scanning device and automated car auction facility management  
An automobile auction system to receive scanned automobile bar codes and function bar codes along with location data and to process the scanned bar codes. The system includes a first interface for...
8342409 Object proximity sensor recessed into imaging reader  
An electro-optical imaging reader includes a chassis mounted in a housing, a window spaced from a rear wall of the chassis, an imaging module for capturing return light from a target through the...
8028918 Enhanced monitoring of laser output power in electro-optical readers  
Laser power monitoring arrangements interrupt power to a laser used in electro-optical readers upon detection of operating conditions not conforming to preestablished standards. An auxiliary light...
7922089 Hand-supportable digital image capture and processing system employing automatic object presence detection to control automatic generation of a linear targeting illumination beam within the field of view (FOV), and manual trigger switching to initiate illumination  
A hand-supportable digital image capture and processing system including a hand-supportable housing having an imaging window, and an area-type image formation and detection subsystem having image...
7918405 System for anonymous communication via interactive surface  
A system for anonymous communication between a user and a software application is provided, via interaction of an optical imaging device with an interactive surface to generate interaction data....
7798409 Reading failure prevention in imaging readers  
In an imaging reader for reading a coded symbol located in a range of working distances from the reader, a solid-state imager captures light from the symbol over a field of view, and a controller...
7748629 Extended working range illumination system for an imaging-based bar code reader  
A method and apparatus for reading a target object having areas of differing light reflectivity on the target such as a handheld bar code reader having a first illumination pattern, a detector for...
7703693 Anonymous communication  
A method of enabling anonymous communication between a user and an application server, via interaction of a sensing device with coded data disposed on a surface to generate interaction data, the...
7677457 System and method for decoding a barcode  
Described is a method and system for barcode decoding. The method comprises receiving an input signal corresponding to a reflection of light from a bar code. The input signal is divided into a...
7549583 Method for waking up in-counter fixed scanners  
A method of waking up an in-counter bar code scanner from its standby mode comprises providing a sensor assembly attached to a touch plate. The sensor assembly comprises an oscillating magnet...
7540423 Methods, systems, and computer program products for implementing presence detection using a scanner  
A method, system, and computer program product for implementing presence detection is provided. The method includes a first mode of a tri-modal application that monitors a field-of-view via a...
7527207 Triggering illumination for a data reader  
Methods are disclosed for triggering a source of visible light in connection with a data reader in response to a sensed proximity of an item. In one configuration, a data reader includes a imaging...
7501616 Method and apparatus for capturing an image of a moving object  
A scanned beam imager or laser scanner is operable to scan an object moving through its field-of-view. The system may include means for detecting direction and/or speed of the object. The velocity...
7398923 System to detect false purchases with a consumer service device  
A method, system and computer program product for detecting false purchases is disclosed. The method includes detecting a motion across a product identifier in a self-service terminal and...
7380721 Low-cost compact bar code sensor  
A barcode sensor package has an optical emitter circuit and an optical detector circuit which are formed as one or more integrated optical circuits disposed in a housing which has a reading...
7337962 Method to detect false purchases with a consumer service device  
A method, system and computer program product for detecting false purchases is disclosed. The method includes detecting a motion across a product identifier in a self-service terminal and...
7316355 System and method for optimizing range of an electronic article surveillance system  
An electronic article surveillance (EAS) system including: an EAS device and an EAS range finder system for providing indication as to when the EAS device is within an operational distance from...
7195166 Method and device for data decoding  
A method is provided for decoding data stored in a partial area of a coding pattern on a surface, based on a recorded image of the partial area. The coding pattern contains elements which each...
7143949 Internet-linking scanner  
A scanner is programmed to extract a machine-readable identifier (e.g., encoded in watermark or barcode form) from an object, and transmit same to a remote computer (e.g., over the Internet). The...
7014114 Image capture device for and method of electro-optically reading indicia at low ambient light levels  
External lighting on a data collection terminal provides additional illumination in which to capture an image of an optical code to be electro-optically read by the terminal.
6925471 Detecting interactions via intelligent gateway  
A method of detecting interactions among objects associated with RFID tags implemented in computer software operating in a services gateway, the services gateway including server software...
6863217 Automatic range adjustment techniques for stand-mountable bar code scanners  
By automatically adjusting the object detection mechanism of a bar code scanner from a long range mode of operation to a short range mode of operation, the scanner will remain capable of detecting...
6811088 Portable data collection system  
A portable data collection device has a display; manual data entry circuitry; a processor for receiving entered data and for controlling the display; a first wireless communication circuit for...
6739513 Box detector in barcode environment  
A system where boxes (12) move along a conveyor belt and a bar code scanner reads bar codes (20) on the boxes and detects the presence of a box (with or without a readable barcode), which...
6712269 Counting apparatus  
An apparatus is described for counting the number of people crossing from one side of a given threshold to the other. The apparatus comprises a plurality of sensing means (10) for mounting above...
6681993 Method and device for reading of a barcode on an article  
The present invention comprises a device for reading a code on an article, comprising: a housing provided with at least two windows for passage of radiation which are disposed at a relative mutual...
6607131 Reading method and reader for an optical code  
Reading method for an optical code using a reader which comprises photoemitters, photoreceivers and a processor circuit, in which the following steps are carried out: emitting radiation toward the...
6585159 Indicia sensor system for optical reader  
In the present invention, the control unit of an optical reader analyzes image data being generated by the imaging element of the reader and changes the mode of operation of the reader if the...
6575369 Automatic optical projection scanner with improved activation controlling mechanism  
An automatic bar code symbol reading system provides a hand-supportable laser bar code reading device which can be used in either an automatic hands-on mode of operation, or in an automatic...
6536667 Apparatus and a method for the identification of codes  
An apparatus and method for the recognition of codes has a light transmitter for the transmission of light signals in the direction of a scanning region, a light receiver for the reception of a...
6499664 Automatic optical scanner with improved activation controlling mechanism  
Disclosed is a fully automatic bar code symbol reading system having an hand-supportable laser bar code reading device which can be used in either an automatic hands-on mode of operation, or in an...
6494375 Information-code-image capturing apparatus  
An information-code-image capturing apparatus operates for emitting light toward an article moving along a carry path, and receiving reflected light and capturing an image of an information code...
6382509 Signal reading control method for barcode scanner  
A signal reading control method for barcode scanner that does not activate the scanner structure temporarily when the button key of the barcode scanner is pressed, and applies a constant frequency...
6357659 Hands free optical scanner trigger  
A method and apparatus for detecting an object within the field of view of an optical reader, such as bar code scanner. Object detection is determined by a software algorithm that may be embedded...
6328211 Automatic hand-supportable laser bar code symbol scanner and method of reading bar code symbols using the same  
An automatic bar code symbol reading system comprising components for carrying out object detection, scanning, photoreceiving, A/D conversion, bar code presence detection, symbol decoding, data...
6032860 Uniform ultraviolet strobe illuminator and method of using same  
An apparatus and method for illuminating with ultraviolet light an optically readable code formed with ultraviolet material, preferably an ultraviolet ink or resin. The apparatus includes: a...
6032128 Method and apparatus for detecting item placement and item removal during operation of a self-service checkout terminal  
A method of providing security during operation of a checkout terminal, with the terminal having a first scale, includes the step of storing a first identification code associated with an input...
5900614 Self-scanning checkout device  
A self-scanning checkout device includes a registration section having a stationary scanner for permitting a customer to input article information for a purchased article, a counter arranged on...
5536930 Apparatus and method for sensing positional orientations of a portable terminal  
A portable terminal includes a housing and a sensor for sensing different specific positional orientations of the housing. In one positional orientation sensed by the sensor, the terminal performs...
5484992 Automatic hand-supportable laser scanner with flickering laser scanning beam to improve visibility thereof and beam-symbol alignment during bar code symbol presence detection  
Disclosed is a fully automatic bar code symbol reading system having an hand-supportable laser bar code reading device. The system has a number of operative states including, an object detection...
5468951 Automatic hand-supportable code symbol scanning device with improved laser beam pointing efficiency  
Disclosed is a fully automatic bar code symbol reading system having an hand-supportable laser bar code reading device which can be used in either an automatic hands-on mode of operation, or in an...
5449891 Object sensor for an optical scanner  
An optical scanning method for reading indicia of a type having regions of different light reflectivity, the method comprising the steps of providing a scanning unit having a field of view in...
5426288 Bar code reader and reading method using single laser light source for both reading information and measuring distance  
An optical information reading method and device which prevents the generation of erroneous reading by specifying a reliable reading range for a bar code or like information. A microcomputer...

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