Patents Assigned to Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10289993
    Abstract: A method of operating a reader system includes: establishment a hand held reader configured to read an information bearing medium at an establishment and accepting text message communications from the establishment; reading the information bearing medium at the establishment with the reader; and, sending at least one text message communication to an operator of the reader at the establishment on the reader GUI from the establishment when the establishment recognizes a need for a specific notice requirement after reading the information bearing medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: METROLOGIC INSTRUMENTS, INC.
    Inventor: Sean Philip Kearney
  • Patent number: 10268850
    Abstract: An indicia reader is adapted for hand held operation to read information bearing indicia (IBI) at a point of transaction (POT) and is operated by: configuring the indicia reader in a store to provide at least one store specific indicia read notice; reading an IBI at a POT with the indicia reader and providing the at least one store specific indicia read notice to a customer when each IBI is read.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: METROLOGIC INSTRUMENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Xiaoxun Zhu, Qian Mao
  • Patent number: 10185859
    Abstract: A reading system including: a primary reader for reading an information bearing device (IBD) having encoded IBD data provided therein for packetizing the encoded data and processing a first data packet of the packetized encoded data and transmitting a second data packet of the packetized encoded data; at least one auxiliary reader for receiving and processing the second data packet and the transmitting the processed second data packet; and wherein the processed first and second data packets are combined to produce decoded IBD data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: METROLOGIC INSTRUMENTS, INC.
    Inventor: Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV
  • Patent number: 10133885
    Abstract: A digital imaging based symbol reading system has the capacity to automatically read both visible and invisible symbols in the same application environment. Typically, the system reads the symbols in a user-transparent manner. The system may employ visible/invisible illumination switching during operation. The system may include LED illumination sources. A method for reading both visible and invisible symbols using a single device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Van Horn, Sean Philip Kearney
  • Patent number: 10049245
    Abstract: Method of and system for reading bar code symbols using a hand-supportable laser scanning bar code symbol reading system supporting an improved level control over the length of laser scan lines projected onto scanned objects, at any instant in time, in a manner dependent the detected location, distance or range of the scanned object in the scanning field of the system during system operation. The length characteristics of the laser scan line are controlled by setting the laser scan sweep angle as a function of detected or estimated distance or range of the object from the system. In the illustrative embodiment, the laser scan sweep angle is controlled by supplying a drive current to the scanning mechanism, as a function of detected or estimated distance or range of the object from the scanning system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhipeng Teng, Haixi Wang
  • Patent number: 10049238
    Abstract: An encoded information reading terminal can comprise a microprocessor, a memory communicatively coupled to the microprocessor, a communication interface, and an RFID reading device configured to output raw message data comprising an encoded message and/or output decoded message data corresponding to an encoded message. The EIR terminal can be configured, responsive to receiving one or more target item identifiers, to attempt to locate at least one RFID tag transmitting an encoded representation of a binary string, at least part of which is equal to at least part one of the specified one or more target item identifiers. The EIR terminal can be further configured, responsive to successfully locating at least one RFID tag, to notify a user via a visual message and/or an audible message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: METROLOGIC INSTRUMENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Taylor Smith, Huyu Qu
  • Patent number: 10043042
    Abstract: A decodable indicia reading terminal can comprise a multiple pixel image sensor, an imaging lens configured to focus an image of decodable indicia on the image sensor, an analog-to-digital (A/D) converter configured to convert an analog signal read out of the image sensor into a digital signal, a communication interface, and a microprocessor configured to output decoded message data corresponding to the decodable indicia by processing the digital signal. The decodable indicia reading terminal can be configured, responsive to a triggering event, to transmit via the communication interface a decoding result and an indicia readability rating. The triggering event can be provided by a failure to detect decodable indicia, the indicia readability rating being less than a pre-defined threshold, exceeding a pre-defined time period to decode decodable indicia, a user interface action, and a command received via said communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: James Nahill, Mark Hernadez, Sergio DiVentura
  • Patent number: 9922219
    Abstract: An indicia reader is adapted for hand held operation to read information bearing indicia (IBI) at a point of transaction (POT) and is operated by: configuring the indicia reader in a store to provide at least one store specific indicia read notice; reading an IBI at a POT with the indicia reader and providing the at least one store specific indicia read notice to a customer when each IBI is read.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoxun Zhu, Qian Mao
  • Patent number: 9785811
    Abstract: An image capture and processing system supports a multi-tier modular software, and plug-in extendable, architecture. The image capture and processing system can be realized as an image-capturing cell phone, a digital camera, a video camera, mobile computing terminal and portable data terminal (PDT), provided with suitable hardware platform, communication protocols and user interfaces. A third-party customer can write and install a software plug-in into the application layer so as to enhance or modify the behavior of the image capture and processing system without any required knowledge of the hardware platform, communication protocols and/or user interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Anatoly Kotlarsky, Xiaoxun Zhu
  • Patent number: 9753704
    Abstract: An improved development and deployment environment and processes for developing and deploying object-oriented web-based scan-task enabled applications, wherein web-based scan-task enabled client computers use scan task specifications and task decoders to retrieve and decode a scan tasks encapsulated on each web page requested and received from a web server supported by an application server and database server, and then perform specified actions, including the display of web controls, required by the scan task script contained within the decoded scan task, corresponding to the served web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Enyi Chen, Jiangeng Du, Weilin Zhang, Xiaoxun Zhu
  • Patent number: 9727768
    Abstract: A method of operating an indicia reader includes reading at least one indicia, the indicia having an encoded executable software program; storing the encoded executable software program into memory of the indicia reader; and running the encoded executable software program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Williams
  • Patent number: 9679176
    Abstract: A securable indicia encoding system with a lock receiving portion is disclosed herein. In one illustrative embodiment, a securable indicia decoding device may include an imaging subsystem, a memory, a processor, and a housing. The imaging subsystem may include an image sensor array and an imaging optics assembly operative for focusing an image onto the image sensor array. The memory may be capable of storing frames of image data comprising data communicated through the read-out portion of at least some of the pixels during the imaging operation. The processor may be operative for receiving one or more of the frames of image data from the data storage element and performing a decode operation for attempting to decode a decodable feature represented in at least one of the frames of image data. The housing may encapsulate the illumination subsystem and the imaging subsystem. The housing may include a lock receiving portion for receiving a security lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Pengfei Liu
  • Patent number: 9659200
    Abstract: A scanning code symbol reading system includes an analog scan data signal processor for producing digitized data signals, wherein during each laser beam scanning cycle, a light collection and photo-detection module generates an analog scan data signal corresponding to a laser scanned code symbol, an analog scan data signal processor/digitizer processes the analog scan data signal to generate digital data signals corresponding thereto, and a synchronized digital gain control module automatically processes the digitized data signals in response to start of scan (SOS) signals generated by a SOS detector. The synchronized digital gain control module generates digital control data which is transmitted to the analog scan data signal processor for use in controlling the gain of a signal processing stage in the light collection and photo-detection module and/or analog scan data signal processor, during the corresponding laser beam scanning cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Tao Xian, Gennady Germaine, Xiaoxun Zhu, Ynjiun Paul Wang
  • Publication number: 20170076118
    Abstract: An encoded information reading terminal can comprise a microprocessor, a memory communicatively coupled to the microprocessor, a communication interface, and an RFID reading device configured to output raw message data comprising an encoded message and/or output decoded message data corresponding to an encoded message. The EIR terminal can be configured, responsive to receiving one or more target item identifiers, to attempt to locate at least one RFID tag transmitting an encoded representation of a binary string, at least part of which is equal to at least part one of the specified one or more target item identifiers. The EIR terminal can be further configured, responsive to successfully locating at least one RFID tag, to notify a user via a visual message and/or an audible message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: METROLOGIC INSTRUMENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Taylor SMITH, Huyu QU
  • Patent number: 9589169
    Abstract: A reading system including: a primary reader for reading an information bearing device (IBD) having encoded IBD data provided therein for packetizing the encoded data and processing a first data packet of the packetized encoded data and transmitting a second data packet of the packetized encoded data; at least one auxiliary reader for receiving and processing the second data packet and the transmitting the processed second data packet; and wherein the processed first and second data packets are combined to produce decoded IBD data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV
  • Patent number: 9589166
    Abstract: A laser scanning system having a laser scanning field, and a laser beam optics module with an optical axis and including: an aperture stop disposed after a laser source for shaping the laser beam to a predetermined beam diameter; a collimating lens for collimating the laser beam produced from the aperture stop; an apodization element having a first and second optical surfaces for extending the depth of focus of the laser beam from the collimating lens; and a negative bi-prism, disposed after the apodization element, along the optical axis, to transform the energy distribution of the laser beam and cause the laser beam to converge to substantially a single beam spot along the far-field portion of the laser scanning field, and extend the depth of focus of the laser beam along the far-field portion of the laser scanning field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard Fritz, James Allen Cox, Peter L. Reutiman
  • Patent number: 9589164
    Abstract: An indicia reader is adapted for hand held operation to read information bearing indicia (IBI) at a point of transaction (POT) and is operated by: configuring the indicia reader in a store to provide at least one store specific indicia read notice; reading an IBI at a POT with the indicia reader and providing the at least one store specific indicia read notice to a customer when each IBI is read.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoxun Zhu, Qian Mao
  • Patent number: 9582794
    Abstract: A method of operating a reader system includes: establishment a hand held reader configured to read an information bearing medium at an establishment and accepting text message communications from the establishment; reading the information bearing medium at the establishment with the reader; and, sending at least one text message communication to an operator of the reader at the establishment on the reader GUI from the establishment when the establishment recognizes a need for a specific notice requirement after reading the information bearing medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Sean Philip Kearney
  • Patent number: 9576158
    Abstract: A decodable indicia reading terminal can comprise a multiple pixel image sensor, an imaging lens configured to focus an image of decodable indicia on the image sensor, an analog-to-digital (A/D) converter configured to convert an analog signal read out of the image sensor into a digital signal, a communication interface, and a microprocessor configured to output decoded message data corresponding to the decodable indicia by processing the digital signal. The decodable indicia reading terminal can be configured, responsive to a triggering event, to transmit via the communication interface a decoding result and an indicia readability rating. The triggering event can be provided by a failure to detect decodable indicia, the indicia readability rating being less than a pre-defined threshold, exceeding a pre-defined time period to decode decodable indicia, a user interface action, and a command received via said communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: James Nahill, Mark Hernandez, Sergio DiVentura
  • Patent number: 9569652
    Abstract: A digital-imaging based system reads graphical indicia, including code symbols, on objects such as, but not limited to, code symbol menus by the user pointing his or her finger at the particular code symbol on the code symbol menu to be read, while digital images of the code symbol menu and the pointing finger are automatically captured, buffered and processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Sean Philip Kearney