Patents by Inventor Edward Barkan

Edward Barkan has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200364419
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods of reading DPM codes on objects therewith are provided. An apparatus includes a housing and a first imaging assembly housed within the housing and includes a first image sensor. The apparatus also has a second imaging assembly housed within the housing and includes a second image sensor. The apparatus also includes an illumination assembly configured to provide an illumination light having a central illumination axis. At least two of a FOV central axis of the first imaging assembly, a second FOV central axis of the second imaging assembly, and the central illumination axis pass through a plane within a first distance of no greater than about 40 mm of each other. The plane being (i) normal to the first FOV central axis and (ii) a second distance between about 0 to about 5 inches from a nose of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Edward Barkan, Darran Michael Handshaw, Mark Drzymala
  • Patent number: 10803270
    Abstract: A barcode reader is provided. The barcode reader comprises an imaging assembly having a field of view (FOV) extending along one or more horizontal planes and a housing of the imaging assembly, the housing being a cuboid shape having six sides. The FOV of the imaging assembly passes through an opening in a first side of the housing with a width that is 1.5 inches or greater. The first side of the housing has a width that is greater than or equal to 2.5 inches and less than or equal to 3.5 inches, and has a height that is greater than or equal to 2.0 inches and less than or equal to 3.5 inches. The housing is substantially stable when at least a portion of a second side of the housing, substantially parallel to at least one of the one or more horizontal planes, is placed on a flat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Darran Michael Handshaw, Edward Barkan, Mark Drzymala
  • Patent number: 10803273
    Abstract: A barcode reader having alternating illumination for a single sensor split into multiple fields of view (FOVs) is disclosed herein. An example barcode reader includes an image sensor having a primary FOV and operable at a predetermined framerate, an optical assembly configured to split the primary FOV into first and second subfields of view, an illumination assembly configured to illuminate targets appearing within the first and second subfields of view, a controller, and a decoder. The controller instructs the image sensor to capture a first image with a first exposure duration while having the illumination assembly be activated for at least a portion of the first exposure duration and a second image with a different second exposure duration while having the illumination assembly be activated for at least a portion of the second exposure duration. From the first and second images, the decoder attempts to decode a barcode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Darran Michael Handshaw, Edward Barkan, Mark Drzymala
  • Patent number: 10803265
    Abstract: In an embodiment, the present invention is an imaging engine including: a first imaging assembly having a first FOV; a second imaging assembly having a second FOV; and an aiming assembly configured to emit an aiming light pattern, the aiming light pattern including a first portion and a second portion, the first portion configured to correlate with the first FOV, the second portion configured to correlate with the second FOV, wherein the aiming light pattern is configured such that a combined power of any part of the aiming light pattern encompassed by a 7 mrad cone, as measured from the aiming assembly, is less than or equal to 1 mW, and the total combined power of the entire aiming light pattern is greater than 1 mW.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Chinh Tan, Caihua Chen, Mark Drzymala, Edward Barkan, Carl D. Wittenberg
  • Publication number: 20200320260
    Abstract: An example field-upgradeable barcode reader is configured to be supported by a workstation and includes a first housing portion supporting a generally horizontal platter having a generally horizontal window and a second housing portion supporting a generally vertical window. The second housing includes a receptacle configured to alternatively receive one of a cover and a field-installable imaging assembly insert. The field-installable imaging assembly insert is configured to receive an image acquisition assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Drzymala, Edward Barkan, Darran Michael Handshaw
  • Patent number: 10769394
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to devices, systems, and methods associated with optical data capture. In some embodiment, the present invention is a chassis for use in an imaging apparatus having an imaging sensor positioned fixedly relative to the chassis and a window. The chassis includes a cavity; a slot extending through a cavity wall, the cavity wall defining at least a portion of the cavity; and a lens assembly having a protrusion, the lens assembly being positioned within the cavity such that the protrusion is positioned within the slot, where the lens assembly is fixedly secured to the chassis only via a hardened adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Drzymala, Carl D. Wittenberg, Edward Barkan
  • Patent number: 10740581
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods of reading DPM codes on objects therewith are provided. An apparatus includes a housing and a first imaging assembly housed within the housing and includes a first image sensor. The apparatus also has a second imaging assembly housed within the housing and includes a second image sensor. The apparatus also includes an illumination assembly configured to provide an illumination light having a central illumination axis. At least two of a FOV central axis of the first imaging assembly, a second FOV central axis of the second imaging assembly, and the central illumination axis pass through a plane within a first distance of no greater than about 40 mm of each other. The plane being (i) normal to the first FOV central axis and (ii) a second distance between about 0 to about 5 inches from a nose of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Edward Barkan, Darran Michael Handshaw, Mark Drzymala
  • Publication number: 20200226334
    Abstract: A barcode scanner assembly for capturing at least one object appearing in a field of view (FOV) is provided that includes a scanner enclosure including a scanner enclosure body, a printed circuit board (PCB) at least partially disposed within the scanner enclosure, an imaging assembly coupled to the PCB, and a decode assembly positioned on the PCB. The scanner enclosure body has a top portion, a bottom portion opposite the top portion, a front portion, and a rear portion opposite the front portion and further defines an internal cavity. The PCB is positioned substantially parallel to an outbound imaging axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Darran Michael Handshaw, Edward Barkan, Mark Drzymala
  • Publication number: 20200202091
    Abstract: A multi-plane scanner device, such as a bi-optic barcode scanner, includes a color imager for generating color image data on a scanned object and one or more sensors for generating sensed data on the object. Particularly, the sensors include a hyperspectral sensor configured to capture non-visible sensed data on the scanned object. The color image and sensed data are provided to a classification server implementing a neural network framework that generates a classification model for identifying objects based on the both the image data and the sensed data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Sajan Wilfred, Robert James Pang, Edward Barkan, Christopher J. Fjellstad
  • Patent number: 10691905
    Abstract: Field-upgradable barcode readers. An example field-upgradeable barcode reader is configured to be supported by a workstation and includes a first housing portion supporting a generally horizontal platter having a generally horizontal window and a second housing portion supporting a generally vertical window. The second housing includes a receptacle configured to alternatively receive one of a cover and a field-installable imaging assembly insert. The field-installable imaging assembly insert is configured to receive an image acquisition assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Drzymala, Edward Barkan, Darran Michael Handshaw
  • Publication number: 20200193106
    Abstract: Imaging arrangements and barcode readers including such imaging arrangements. An imaging arrangement for use in a barcode reader includes a housing. The imaging arrangement also includes a light source configured to emit light along a central light axis. The light source is disposed in the housing. The imaging arrangement also includes a lens having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. The lens is disposed in the housing. The first surface is configured to face the light source and is structured to substantially collimate light received from the light source into a collimated beam. The second surface includes surface structures structured to generate a patterned beam in response to receiving the collimated beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Edward Barkan, Darran Michael Handshaw, Matthew D. Blasczak
  • Patent number: 10685198
    Abstract: Imaging arrangements and barcode readers including such imaging arrangements. An imaging arrangement for use in a barcode reader includes a housing. The imaging arrangement also includes a light source configured to emit light along a central light axis. The light source is disposed in the housing. The imaging arrangement also includes a lens having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. The lens is disposed in the housing. The first surface is configured to face the light source and is structured to substantially collimate light received from the light source into a collimated beam. The second surface includes surface structures structured to generate a patterned beam in response to receiving the collimated beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Edward Barkan, Darran Michael Handshaw, Matthew D. Blasczak
  • Publication number: 20200184159
    Abstract: A barcode reader is provided. The barcode reader comprises an imaging assembly having a field of view (FOV) extending along one or more horizontal planes and a housing of the imaging assembly, the housing being a cuboid shape having six sides. The FOV of the imaging assembly passes through an opening in a first side of the housing with a width that is 1.5 inches or greater. The first side of the housing has a width that is greater than or equal to 2.5 inches and less than or equal to 3.5 inches, and has a height that is greater than or equal to 2.0 inches and less than or equal to 3.5 inches. The housing is substantially stable when at least a portion of a second side of the housing, substantially parallel to at least one of the one or more horizontal planes, is placed on a flat surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Darran Michael Handshaw, Edward Barkan, Mark Drzymala
  • Publication number: 20200184535
    Abstract: A universal multi-vendor cross-platform is described for implementing cross-platform interactive guided user interfaces (GUIs). A multi-vendor server is configured to receive respective first and second user interfaces and vendor information from remote, communicatively coupled first and second vendor platforms associated with respective first and second vendors, each having physical vendor locations. A cross-platform mobile application (app) implements a cross-platform interactive GUI on a mobile device and is configured to (1) determine a current location or location setting of the mobile device, and (2) determine that the current location or location setting of the mobile device is at, near, or associated with one of the first or second physical vendor locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Edward Barkan, Darran Michael Handshaw, Mark Drzymala
  • Publication number: 20200184545
    Abstract: A universal multi-vendor cross-platform is described for implementing cross-platform interactive guided user interfaces (GUIs). A multi-vendor server is configured to receive respective first and second user interfaces and vendor information from remote, communicatively coupled first and second vendor platforms associated with respective first and second vendors, each having physical vendor locations. A cross-platform mobile application (app) implements a cross-platform interactive GUI on a mobile device and is configured to (1) determine a current location or location setting of the mobile device, and (2) determine that the current location or location setting of the mobile device is at, near, or associated with one of the first or second physical vendor locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Edward Barkan, Darran Michael Handshaw, Mark Drzymala
  • Publication number: 20200175236
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods of reading DPM codes on objects therewith are provided. An apparatus includes a housing and a first imaging assembly housed within the housing and includes a first image sensor. The apparatus also has a second imaging assembly housed within the housing and includes a second image sensor. The apparatus also includes an illumination assembly configured to provide an illumination light having a central illumination axis. At least two of a FOV central axis of the first imaging assembly, a second FOV central axis of the second imaging assembly, and the central illumination axis pass through a plane within a first distance of no greater than about 40 mm of each other. The plane being (i) normal to the first FOV central axis and (ii) a second distance between about 0 to about 5 inches from a nose of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Edward Barkan, Darran Michael Handshaw, Mark Drzymala
  • Publication number: 20200125811
    Abstract: Field-upgradable barcode readers. An example field-upgradeable barcode reader is configured to be supported by a workstation and includes a first housing portion supporting a generally horizontal platter having a generally horizontal window and a second housing portion supporting a generally vertical window. The second housing includes a receptacle configured to alternatively receive one of a cover and a field-installable imaging assembly insert. The field-installable imaging assembly insert is configured to receive an image acquisition assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Mark Drzymala, Edward Barkan, Darran Michael Handshaw
  • Publication number: 20200058199
    Abstract: A bioptical workstation captures images of illuminated symbols with a solid-state imager. In an embodiment, the workstation includes a removable camera module in the workstation away from the imager. The camera module captures an image of the operator through an upright window. The captured image of the illuminated symbol and the captured image of the operator are independently processed. The image of the operator is captured only with ambient light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Edward Barkan, Mark Drzymala
  • Patent number: 10521629
    Abstract: An apparatus and assembly for redirecting the central illumination axis of an illumination assembly towards the central field of view (FOV) axis of an imaging assembly using an optical element that provides an optical magnification of less than 1.5×, where the central illumination axis at the point of the illumination assembly is non-parallel to the central FOV axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Drzymala, Edward Barkan, Igor Vinogradov
  • Patent number: 10521628
    Abstract: A barcode scanning apparatus that includes a single printed circuit board (PCB) is disclosed. The apparatus includes a housing having a head portion and a handle portion. The handle portion extends generally along a handle axis. The single PCB extends along a PCB plane and is positioned at least partially within the housing. The apparatus includes an image sensor having a plurality of photo-sensitive elements that form a substantially flat surface. The single PCB may have a first portion and a second portion, where the image sensor is positioned on the first portion and is further positioned to capture light entering the housing through a window of the head portion. The apparatus includes a frame positioned at least partially within the housing, where the frame includes an oblique angle formed between a front portion and a rear portion, where the PCB is secured by or to the frame's rear portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Darran Michael Handshaw, Edward Barkan, Mark Drzymala