Patents Assigned to Datalogic ADC, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10304201
    Abstract: One embodiment of a system and method for imaging items may include storing at least one lookup table that includes position data of multiple image regions, where the position data provides relative positions of the image regions. An item may be moved to pass through the image regions. Image data of the item may be imaged as the item passes through a plurality of the image regions. The position data may be applied to the captured respective image data from each of the image regions through which the item passed to form a set of stitching image data that is substantially aligned with one another. The set of stitching image data may be stitched to form a composite image of the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Datalogic ADC, Inc.
    Inventor: WenLiang Gao
  • Patent number: 10268860
    Abstract: One embodiment of a system and method for imaging objects from a barcode scanner may include generating a first color light source drive signal having a first duty cycle and a second color light source drive signal having a second duty cycle that is greater than the first duty cycle. In response to applying the first and second color light source drive signals to first and second color light sources, respectively, combining light beams generated by the first and second color light sources to produce a white illumination beam. An image sensor may generate image data of an object inclusive of a chine readable indicia captured in an image by the image sensor while illuminated by the white illumination beam. The machine readable indicia of the object in the image data may be read.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Datalogic ADC, Inc.
    Inventor: WenLiang Gao
  • Patent number: 9959442
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing multiple image fields or regions on a single, two-dimensional imaging sensor array of a data reader. A single sensor array may be divided into two or more imaging regions each of which may be used to render a separate view of an overall read volume. An image-side telecentric optical system may be utilized to divide the sensor array into the two or more imaging regions. A thin, high refractive index focal element (e.g., optical glass) may be positioned over at least one of the two or more imaging regions to provide multiple focus positions using a single telecentric optical system and a single sensor array. The multiple imaging regions may be used to capture images from different regions, and/or may be used produce a longer depth of field by combining overlapping depths of field of the multiple imaging regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: DATALOGIC ADC, INC.
    Inventor: WenLiang Gao
  • Patent number: 9714755
    Abstract: A device for illuminating a portion of a hand-held scanner to indicate a status of the scanner provides an even distribution of light emission. The device might include various elements that facilitate an even distribution of the light. For instance, in one aspect the device includes a set of reflective surfaces that are positioned throughout the scanner together with light-emitting devices (e.g., LED) in a manner to evenly transmit light emissions. In another aspect, the device includes a light-diffusing translucent member, which smoothly and evenly presents the light emissions that are reflected off of the reflective surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Datalogic ADC, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Sani, Riccardo Rosso, Paolo Zanon
  • Patent number: 9710686
    Abstract: A control subsystem determines based on the characteristics of light from a secondary illumination source reflected off optics of a data collection device whether a display screen of an electronic device (e.g., smartphone, smartwatch, tablet computer) are in a field of view of the data collection device, and switches operational modes accordingly. Thus, the control subsystem can employ a Fresnel pattern for such determination. The data collection device can operate in a diffuse reading mode, characterized by active illumination and/or relatively fast exposure times. The data collection device can operate in a reflective reading mode, characterized by a lack of active illumination and/or relatively slow exposure times. Characteristics can include the number of reflections versus a number of air-substrate interfaces and/or a relative intensity of the reflections produced by successive air-substrate interfaces in a path of the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: DATALOGIC ADC, INC.
    Inventor: Alexander M. McQueen
  • Patent number: 9712806
    Abstract: Depth camera systems and methods of operation use coded structured light to determine depth values. One example method includes projecting a structured light pattern towards a target region. The structured light pattern includes a plurality of parallel bars that encode a plurality of codes. The method includes, for each of a plurality of rows of pixels that are transverse to the plurality of parallel bars: decoding the plurality of parallel bars represented in the row of pixels to identify a location of each of the plurality of codes in the row of pixels; determining a plurality of disparities respectively between the identified locations of the plurality of codes and a plurality of reference locations respectively associated with the plurality of codes; and determining a depth value for each identified location based at least in part on the determined disparity for such location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: DATALOGIC ADC, INC.
    Inventor: Bryan Olmstead
  • Patent number: 9704007
    Abstract: A machine-readable symbol reader can include a housing, a window, an illumination source, a wedge-shaped optical element, and a sensor array. Illumination can be coupled into the optical element through a base surface of the optical element and out of the optical element through a leg surface of the optical element. Illumination beams coupled out of the optical element through the leg surface can be parallel or substantially parallel to one another, and can exit the machine-readable symbol reader at a grazing angle to illuminate a machine-readable symbol at a grazing angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Datalogic ADC, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander M. McQueen
  • Patent number: 9679181
    Abstract: A system and method for reading a label may include imaging, by a plurality of cameras, a label applied to an item. A 3D position of each segment of the label imaged by any of the cameras may be determined. The segments in the same relative 3D location as the item and other segments may be associated. The label formed from the segments associated with the item may be read.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Datalogic ADC, Inc.
    Inventors: WenLiang Gao, Craig Cherry, Jonathan R. Brandt
  • Patent number: 9607201
    Abstract: Systems and methods for non-permanently customizing scanning device operations for an operator are provided. In embodiments, an operator of a scanning device may scan a data carrier in order to automatically implement one or more customized configuration settings that are preferred by the operator. The scanning device implements the customized configuration settings using instructions and information within the data carrier. The customized configuration settings are held in the volatile memory of the scanning device so that, in response to some operations or indications, the customized configuration settings may be automatically changed back to default configuration settings held in nonvolatile memory of the scanning device. Additional embodiments are directed to a distributed environment that uses a centralized server to retrieve and communicate customized configuration settings and the operator's work shift to the scanning device for implementation thereon, for the duration of the work shift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Datalogic ADC, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Schafer, Scott Horn
  • Patent number: 9542582
    Abstract: An optical code or data imaging system and method for forming image data from an item bearing an optical code present in a read volume, including an image splitter, such as a dichroic mirror, operative to transmit light of a first wavelength range from a first field of view of the item toward the imager and reflect light of a second wavelength range from a second field of view of the item toward the imager. The incoming images from both the first and second fields of view are focused, at least primarily, by the same focusing optics and are detected by the same detecting portions or preferably at least some overlapping portions of the imager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: DATALOGIC ADC, INC.
    Inventor: Alexander M. McQueen
  • Patent number: 9530037
    Abstract: Scanners, methods, and computer storage media having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon that process variable sized objects with high package pitch on a moving conveyor belt are provided. The scanners are laser scanners that include at least two laser diodes, sensors, and field programmable gate arrays processors. The at least two laser diodes have different focuses. Each diode generates a laser beam when excited by an activation signal and an appropriate modulation. The sensors within the laser scanner device measure light reflected from a target on the objects. The processors toggle activation among the at least two laser diodes based on measurements sensed from the light reflected from the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Datalogic ADC, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Matthews Segal, David Warren Kliebhan
  • Patent number: 9519810
    Abstract: Calibrating extrinsic parameters of an imaging system in an automated data reading system includes obtaining, from the imaging system, image data representing an imaged portion of a planar calibration target. The target is coupled to a housing of the automated data reading system and superimposed on a surface thereof. For example, the calibration target is placed on a conveyer surface, or it is printed on the housing of the automated data reading system. The imaged portion of the planar calibration target includes spaced-apart optical codes disposed at positions that coincide with predetermined locations of the automated data reading system to define known calibration-control points for the surface. Optical codes represented in the image data are decoded to obtain observed calibration-control points used for calibrating the extrinsic parameters based on differences between the known and observed locations of the calibration-control points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Datalogic ADC, Inc.
    Inventors: WenLiang Gao, Jeffrey J. Hoskinson
  • Patent number: 9515512
    Abstract: A checkstand system including a counter surface within which a plurality of induction charge transmission coils are embedded in or disposed below the counter at selected charge positions about the countertop whereby a cordless peripheral, such as a data reader, is positionable and movable between multiple positions about the counter surface, the peripheral including an induction charge receiving coil operative to receive a charge current from one of the induction charge transmission coils when the peripheral is placed in proximity of a selected one of the charge positions on the checkstand. In one configuration, the system includes a temperature sensing component disposed proximal to an induction charge transmission coil and a controller operative for receiving a temperature signal from the temperature sensing component and adjusting the charge current delivered to the induction charge transmission coil in response to the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: DATALOGIC ADC, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick M. O'Donnell, Jon P. C. Williams, Cameron G. Breckenridge
  • Patent number: 9514344
    Abstract: Systems and methods for data reading are disclosed wherein one or more images of an item bearing an optical code are captured and the captured images are analyzed to determine whether the item has a reflective surface or not. Based on such a determination, operating parameters of the system, such as one or more of: the amount of time dedicated to 1D code decoding and the amount of time dedicated to 2D code decoding, the order in which 1D code and 2D code decoding are performed, termination of a decoding operation, restarting an image capture and decoding operation, and image preprocessing may be automatically adjusted by the system to decode an optical code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Datalogic ADC, Inc.
    Inventors: WenLiang Gao, Alan J. Guess
  • Patent number: 9501677
    Abstract: An improvement is made to a scanning device to increase item throughput at the point of sale (POS). The scanning device implements a mirror that allows a cashier to see hidden or obscured optical codes or bar codes on items. The mirror can reflect an aiming beam from a camera, which also allows the cashier to correctly scan the optical codes or bar codes. The mirror and camera can incorporate different properties to enable both the cashier and a customer to stand on opposite sides of the scanning device and scan items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Datalogic ADC, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander M. McQueen
  • Patent number: 9493308
    Abstract: A sorting method, cross-belt system, and computer-storage media are provided for conveying and sorting items. The cross-belt system includes a plurality of interlocking palettes that form a conveyor belt. Each palette may be engaged by a series of rollers that are triggered to discharge items on the palettes to appropriate loading areas. The rollers are configured to move a belt of the palettes in one of at least two directions to a selected loading area that is positioned on either side of the cross-belt system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Datalogic ADC, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Hoynash, Stefano Vassura, Stanley Sroka
  • Patent number: 9489556
    Abstract: A scanner notification indicates an operational status of the scanner, such as a hand-held scanner used at a point-of-sale or as part of an inventory-tracking system. Among other things, a notification might indicate to a user that a product identifier has been verified, product tracking is occurring, a tag is being deactivated, successful completion of scanning functions, and various other operational states of the scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Datalogic ADC, Inc.
    Inventor: Pietro Todescato
  • Patent number: 9477955
    Abstract: A merchandise checkout system for ringing up merchandise in a grocery or other retail facility is disclosed. The merchandise checkout system includes visual sensors for acquiring images of an object to be rung up at checkout; a database configured to retain a visual model and UPC code of known items; and a processor configured to maintain and update the database with information about new merchandise presented for checkout. The visual model preferably includes at least one image of each item of merchandise in the retail store as well as geometric point features extracted from images of the merchandise. The processor in the exemplary embodiment is configured to: (a) compare the image of the object acquired at checkout to the visual model of the items in the database; (b) recognize the object based on the overall appearance of the packaging; (c) automatically ring up the price of the object at the POS; and (d) automatically add the acquired image to the database if the image of the object is new, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Datalogic ADC, Inc.
    Inventor: Luis Goncalves
  • Patent number: 9424480
    Abstract: An object identification system comprises an optical code reader that scans an optical code of an object and decodes a portion of the optical code. Using the decoded portion of the optical code, a database filter unit generates a filtered subset of feature models from a set of feature models of known objects stored in a database. An image capture device captures an image of the object, and a feature detector unit detects visual features in the image. A comparison unit compares the detected visual features to the filtered subset of feature models to identify a match between the object and a known object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: DATALOGIC ADC, INC.
    Inventor: Robert D. Hastings
  • Patent number: 9396363
    Abstract: A portable data reader and methods of operation for reading encoded data, such as optical code labels and RFID tags, from an object. The data reader includes a housing adapted for handheld operation and a touch screen display supported on the housing. The data reader further includes one or more reading engines each associated with a set of decoding instructions for configuring the reading engines to read data from the object. The reading engines are each associated with a unique control gesture that may be applied to the touch screen display to configure the data reader with a particular reading engine. The portable data reader includes a processing subsystem communicatively coupled to the touch screen and the reading engines and operable to detect whether a control gesture has been applied to the touch screen display or rocker keys and then to configure the data reader with the selected reading engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Datalogic ADC, Inc.
    Inventor: John M. McConnell