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9082033 Apparatus for and method of optimizing target reading performance of imaging reader in both handheld and hands-free modes of operation  
An imaging reader reads targets by image capture in both handheld and hands-free modes of operation. Upon detection of the mode of operation, a controller sets the resolution and frame rate of a...
9038907 Imaging device and method for validating a document with selectable single side illumination  
An improved document scanning device and a scanning method for checking the transparency and thickness of an identification document. In a preferred embodiment, any one surface of the document is...
9038909 Printer side verification mechanism  
A method includes generating a machine readable code using each ink color implemented at a printer, printing the machine readable code on a first side of the medium, analyzing the machine readable...
9033236 Point-of-transaction workstation for and method of imaging indicia over full coverage scan zone occupied by unskewed subfields of view  
A bi-optical, dual window, point-of-transaction workstation images indicia associated with multi-sided products over a full coverage scan zone by splitting each field of view of only two imagers...
9033237 Decoding DPM indicia with polarized illumination  
A method of decoding a Direct Part Marking (DPM) indicia. The method includes: (1) generating a polarized illumination light; (2) illuminating the DPM indicia with the polarized illumination; (3)...
9033253 Designer-adaptive visual codes  
A designer-adaptive visual code (32, 32′, 32″) includes a user-selected set glyphs (36, 36′, 36″, 36′−), a user-selected set of allowable glyph orientations relative to a user-selected reference...
9033245 Device and method for obfuscating visual information  
A device is described for the hiding and subsequent recovery of visual information. The device comprises two or more tokens (1), each containing a mask (2,3) of coloured pixels (4), are overlaid...
9027838 System and method for expansion of field of view in a vision system  
This invention provides a field of view expander (FOVE) removably attached to a vision system camera having an image sensor defining an image plane. In an embodiment the FOVE includes first and...
9027833 Commodity information display apparatus and method for displaying commodity information in different forms  
In accordance with one embodiment, a commodity information display apparatus comprises an acquisition module and a display control module. The acquisition module acquires a commodity information...
9022280 Multi-mode barcode resolution system  
Methods and systems for generating and resolving multi-mode barcodes comprise: inputting graphical data representing a barcode pattern into memory; translating the graphical data into barcode...
9022288 Symbol reading system having predictive diagnostics  
A retail information network includes one or more POS scanning and checkout systems, each including (i) a bar code symbol reading subsystem, and (ii) a cash register computer subsystem interfaced...
9016582 Electro-optical code reading terminal for switching from a printed code reading mode to an electronically displayed code reading mode  
An electro-optical code reading terminal for dynamically switching mode of operation from a printed code reading mode to an electronically displayed code reading mode is provided. The...
9016573 Sensor unit and measurement method  
A sensor unit is disclosed which includes a sensor and an information module. The sensor exhibits an optical behavior dependent on at least one variable of a sample. Sensor related information can...
9016575 Apparatus for and method of uniformly illuminating fields of view in a point-of-transaction workstation  
Indicia are imaged at a workstation having windows arranged in intersecting planes. The workstation also has solid-state imagers with fields of view that are split into intersecting subfields that...
9010639 System and method for reading a two-dimensional array code  
The present invention relates to a system and method for reading a two-dimensional array code. The two-dimensional array code comprises a plurality of equal-height code characters arranged into a...
9010640 Stream dot pattern, method of forming stream dot pattern, information input/output method using stream dot pattern, and dot pattern  
A stream dot technique forming a dot pattern at an arbitrary position on a curved surface body or a medium surface by including the step of linearly and consecutively arranging a plurality of...
9010643 Selective working distance range restriction in imaging system  
An imaging system for electro-optically reading a symbol located within a range of working distances from the system, utilizes a solid-state imager for capturing return light from the symbol and...
9010653 Erasable barcode  
The Erasable Barcode prevents the sale of products by invalidating the barcode. The invalidation can be based on shelf life, or improper temperature maintenance. The invalidation is also visible...
9004359 Optical scanner with top down reader  
A data reading system including one or more imagers, the data reading system having a lower main housing structure with a horizontal surface, across which items to be read are passed, and an upper...
9004363 Diffuser engine for barcode imaging scanner  
An apparatus includes a diffusive plate that is substantially perpendicular to the optical axis of an imaging lens arrangement and covers a side face of a solid rectangular defining a volume space...
9008426 Generating an image presegmented into regions of interest and regions of no interest  
A camera system (10) is provided for generating an image presegmented into regions (106a-b) of interest and of no interest, having an evaluation unit (20) which is designed to divide the raw image...
9004362 Method and apparatus for utilizing three dimension printing for secure validation  
The invention uses three-dimensional printing techniques to lay down a three-dimensional black and white grid (or “4-dimensional” grid, if color is used). To read and decode a three-dimensional...
8998093 Systems and methods for a product authorization service  
A product authorization service is described, including receiving, from a first source, an item serial number (ISN) of a product and an item-specific key (ISK) for the product; receiving, from a...
8998090 Standoff for optical imaging system  
A standoff for an optical imaging system includes a base, with a target plate coupled to the base and positioned along a central trajectory of the base. The target plate includes a scan window...
8998091 Hybrid-type bioptical laser scanning and digital imaging system supporting automatic object motion detection at the edges of a 3D scanning volume  
A hybrid-type bi-optical bar code symbol reading system has a vertical housing section with a vertical scanning window and a horizontal housing section with a horizontal scanning window from which...
8998092 Systems and methods of optical code reading using a color imager  
Systems and methods of optical code reading include production of image data by a color image sensor array and processing of the image data to decode an optical code. In one configuration, the...
8991704 Snap-on module for selectively installing receiving element(s) to a mobile device  
An apparatus and method for selectively attaching sensor(s) or antenna(s) to a mobile device at a convenient location are provided. The mobile device includes a body and a processing unit housed...
8991700 Dimensioning and barcode reading system  
An apparatus and method for calibrating a barcode scanning tunnel has a conveyor structure and a scanning system. The scanning system has a laser light source, an optics system, and a processor....
8991706 Security element for document of value  
A security element is provided for a document of value. The security element includes an array of apertures through at least a portion of the document of value, the arrangement of apertures...
8997184 Systems and methods for providing a one-time authorization  
Systems and methods for presenting a request are disclosed. The systems and methods may include one or more steps, such as receiving, by an electronic device, request information from an entity....
8991705 Apparatus for, and method of, electro-optically reading targets by enabling a customer to move a customer-operated accessory reader supported by a clerk-operated workstation of a checkout system  
A checkout system includes a clerk-operated, bi-optical workstation through which products associated with targets having target data to be electro-optically captured are passed, and a...
8985462 Method of driving focusing element in barcode imaging scanner  
A method includes the following: (1) detecting light from a target object to capture multiple images of the target object while substantially maintaining the distance between the target object and...
8985454 Imaging engine with multi-functional structure  
An imaging engine includes a multi-functional structure. This structure functions as an optics barrel. In other words, at least one lens is positioned within the structure. In addition, the...
8985456 Auto-exposure method using continuous video frames under controlled illumination  
A strobe illumination control process for use in a digital image capture and processing system includes illuminating an object in the field of view with different pulses of illumination over a...
8985465 Systems and methods for controlling rights associated with a product  
Controlling rights associated with a product is described, including receiving, from a source, a first code of a media product, the first code is unique to the media product; authorizing the media...
8985455 Active tag codes  
Embodiments are disclosed herein that relate to the use of active tag codes that change as a function of time to incorporate a greater amount of data into the tag code compared to a static tag...
8985471 Optically readable identification security tag or stamp  
The invention relates to a security tag made unique by randomly distributing a mixture of large numbers of multicolored small objects, such as two colored glass balls, into a regular geometric...
8978979 Systems, methods, and apparatus for overhead scanning of images in a manual distribution environment  
This disclosure defines systems, methods and apparatus for imaging systems for scanning barcodes and images in a manual distribution environment. In one aspect a method is disclosed for expanding...
8978965 Spring cycle counter  
A spring cycle tracker system for a door mounted on a track having at least one spring, with the door having an open and closed position. The system has at least one sensed element and a tracker....
8973829 Systems and methods for managing access to benefits associated with products  
Systems and methods for managing access to electronic products are described. In an embodiment, a system implemented method includes receiving, from a source, a first code associated with an item;...
8967468 Terminal including imaging assembly  
A terminal includes a housing, a touch screen, and an imaging assembly. The imaging assembly in one embodiment is disposed in the housing so that an imaging axis extends externally from the...
8967461 Tube verifier  
There is provided a tube connector for connecting between a fluid sampling tube and a fluid analyzer, the tube connector includes an end face adapted to identify the tube connector, said end face...
8967489 Removable component for a consumable with identifying graphic  
A removable component for dispensing a physical resource from a dispensing system may include a body defining a reservoir in which a physical resource may be stored, a graphic provided on the...
8960547 Document scanner with instant retrieval process  
An improved document scanner for imaging documents and decoding coded indicia such as bar codes and magnetic strips is disclosed. In a preferred embodiment, the scanner incorporates a set of...
8960548 Bioptic data reader with split vertical windows and speaker  
A data reading system including a lower base section with a generally horizontal surface and a vertical section extending perpendicularly from the lower housing section. The vertical section...
8955739 Barcode scanner on webpage  
A hybrid electronic barcode reader application sharing the processes between document formats of the world wide web with associated native executables or hardware from a mobile device. The two...
8955760 Code pattern for providing information and decoding method and image processing device  
A code pattern for providing information is disclosed, which can effectively improve the ratio of effective marks, and the effective marks are distributed in a rhombus area. The code pattern...
8955754 Systems and methods for a content authorization service  
A content authorization service is described, including receiving, from a first source, information comprises a key for accessing content recorded on a disc; storing the key, a pre-recorded media...
8950663 Display electronic tagging and setting management method thereof  
A display electronic tagging and a setting management method thereof are provided. The display electronic tagging comprises a wireless RF module, a display, an encapsulant and a bar code. The...
8950674 Apparatus for and method of imaging targets with a hybrid imaging lens assembly  
An imaging lens assembly captures return light from a target, and projects the captured light onto a solid-state imager during electro-optical reading of the target. One plastic lens and one glass...