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: 20220318777
    Abstract: Example methods and apparatuses to indicate off-platter weigh conditions are disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher J. Fjellstad, Edward Barkan, Darran Michael Handshaw, Yuri Astvatsaturov
  • Patent number: 11461574
    Abstract: A bioptic reader assembly includes a scale assembly, bioptic barcode reader, and video upgrade module. The scale assembly includes a support frame and a platter and has a width that is less than or equal to 11½ inches. The bioptic barcode reader is mounted to the support frame and includes a lower housing portion positioned below the platter, an upper housing portion extending above the lower housing portion and the platter, and a camera. The video upgrade module is operatively connected to the bioptic barcode reader, is in communication with the camera, and is configured to process and interpret images received from the camera. The video upgrade module is positioned within the width of the scale assembly and within a height defined from a top surface of the platter to a bottom of the lower housing portion, which is preferably less than or equal to 4 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Drzymala, Edward Barkan, Darran Michael Handshaw
  • Patent number: 11462082
    Abstract: A kiosk includes a kiosk housing, a barcode reader, a receipt printer, a display unit, and a processor communicatively coupled to the barcode reader, receipt printer, and display unit. The kiosk has a width less than or equal to 6¾ inches and the barcode reader, receipt printer, and processor are within the kiosk housing. The barcode reader has a reader housing, an imaging assembly, a window configured to allow a light to pass between a product scanning region and an interior region of the reader housing, and a set of optical components configured to direct a field-of-view of the imaging assembly through the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Darran Michael Handshaw, Edward Barkan, Mark Drzymala
  • Publication number: 20220269876
    Abstract: Methods and systems include using three-dimensional imaging apparatuses to capture three-dimensional images and analyze resulting three-dimensional image data to enhance captured two-dimensional images for scanning related processes such as object identification, symbology detection, object recognition model training, and identifying improper scan attempts or other actions performed by an operator. Imaging systems such as bi-optic readers, handheld scanners, and machine vision systems are described using three-dimensional imaging apparatuses and described capturing three-dimensional images and using with captured two-dimensional images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Yuri Astvatsaturov, Edward Barkan, Mark Drzyrnala, Darran Michael Handshaw
  • Publication number: 20220269875
    Abstract: A barcode reader has a housing, weigh platter, and off-platter detection assembly including first and second imaging assemblies in communication with a controller. The first imaging assembly has a first imager configured to capture an image of a first lateral edge of the weigh platter. The second imaging assembly has a second imager configured to capture an image of a second lateral edge of the weigh platter. The controller is configured to: identify and locate the first and second lateral edges; receive first and second images from the imagers; allow the weight of an object to be recorded if determined that a footprint of the object does not extend over the first or second lateral edges; and prevent the weight of the object from being recorded and/or providing an alert to a user if determined that the footprint of the object does extend over the first or second lateral edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Darran Michael Handshaw, Edward Barkan, Mark Drzymala
  • Publication number: 20220268623
    Abstract: An example product identification and weighing apparatus for use with a POS terminal includes a weigh platter; a scale configured to measure a weight of the item when placed on the weigh platter; an off-platter detection assembly configured to detect an off-platter condition; a product identification assembly configured to identify the item; a communication interface configured to communicate with the POS terminal; a processor in communication with the scale, the off-platter detection assembly, and the communication interface; and a non-transitory machine-readable storage medium storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the object recognition and weighing apparatus to, responsive to detecting the off-platter condition, prevent a transmission of the identified item to the POS terminal until the off-platter condition is no longer detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Edward Barkan, Darran Michael Handshaw
  • Publication number: 20220270065
    Abstract: An example object recognition and weighing apparatus for use with a POS terminal includes a weigh platter; a scale configured to measure a weight of the item when placed on the weigh platter; an off-platter detection assembly configured to detect an off-platter condition; an object recognition assembly configured to capture image data associated with the item, and based on the image data that includes non-barcode data, identify the item; a communication interface configured to communicate with the POS terminal; a processor in communication with the scale, the off-platter detection assembly, and the communication interface; and a non-transitory machine-readable storage medium storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the object recognition and weighing apparatus to, responsive to detecting the off-platter condition, prevent a transmission of the identified item to the POS terminal until the off-platter condition is no longer detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Edward Barkan, Darran Michael Handshaw
  • Publication number: 20220260411
    Abstract: A weigh platter assembly includes a weigh platter and a parallax based off-platter detection assembly having a light emission assembly, a light detection assembly, and a controller. The light emission assembly has a light source to emit a light beam along a lateral edge of the weigh platter. The light detection assembly detects at least a portion of the light beam reflected from an object extending across the light beam and includes a sensor offset from the light source and an aperture positioned in front of the sensor and configured to limit a field of view of the sensor along the lateral edge between proximal and distal edges of the weigh platter. The controller is configured to provide a first signal in response to a first value received from the sensor and to provide a second signal, different from the first signal, in response to a second value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Edward Barkan, Darran Michael Handshaw, Mark Drzymala
  • Publication number: 20220260409
    Abstract: A weigh platter assembly includes a weigh platter having a proximal edge and a lateral edge and an off-platter detection assembly. The off-platter detection assembly has an assembly field-of-view (field-of-view) extending from the proximal edge and constrained to have an assembly central field-of-view axis substantially parallel to the lateral edge and at least one lateral boundary substantially adjacent to the lateral edge. A light emission assembly has a light source and emits a light away from the proximal edge. A light detection assembly has a light sensor and detects at least a portion of the light reflected towards the proximal edge. A controller allows the measured weight to be recorded in response to a first value from the light detection assembly and prevents the measured weight from being recorded and/or provides an alert in response to a second value from the light detection assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Edward Barkan, Darran Michael Handshaw, Mark Drzymala
  • Publication number: 20220222455
    Abstract: A convertible slot scanner assembly for capturing at least one object appearing in a field of view (FOV) is provided that includes an imaging assembly, a controller, an image decoder, a chassis, a first window, and a housing. The chassis is configured to accommodate the imaging assembly and includes an optical cavity, an opening, and a flange portion at least partially surrounding the opening. The first window is configured to at least partially cover the opening of the chassis. The housing includes a housing cavity that is dimensioned to at least partially accommodate the chassis. The housing is positionable in a first, horizontal configuration and a second, vertical configuration. In the horizontal configuration, the first window is in a generally horizontal orientation. In the vertical configuration, the first window is in a generally upright orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Darran Michael Handshaw, Edward Barkan, Mark Drzymala
  • Patent number: 11334738
    Abstract: A barcode reader has a housing, weigh platter, and off-platter detection assembly including first and second imaging assemblies in communication with a controller. The first imaging assembly has a first imager configured to capture an image of a first lateral edge of the weigh platter. The second imaging assembly has a second imager configured to capture an image of a second lateral edge of the weigh platter. The controller is configured to: identify and locate the first and second lateral edges; receive first and second images from the imagers; allow the weight of an object to be recorded if determined that a footprint of the object does not extend over the first or second lateral edges; and prevent the weight of the object from being recorded and/or providing an alert to a user if determined that the footprint of the object does extend over the first or second lateral edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Darran Michael Handshaw, Edward Barkan, Mark Drzymala
  • Patent number: 11334734
    Abstract: Example methods and apparatuses to mitigate specular reflections and direct illumination interference in bioptic barcode readers are disclosed. An example method includes creating a first sub-field of view passing through a first window, creating a second sub-field of view passing through a second window, while activating a first illumination source to illuminate the first sub-field of view and deactivating a second illumination source associated with the second sub-field of view, capturing first images of the first sub-field of view, while activating the second illumination source to illuminate the second sub-field of view and deactivating the first illumination source, capturing second images of the second sub-field of view, and attempting to decode a barcode within at least one of the first images and the second images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Edward Barkan, Mark Drzymala, Darran Michael Handshaw
  • Patent number: 11334739
    Abstract: Methods and systems include using three-dimensional imaging apparatuses to capture three-dimensional images and analyze resulting three-dimensional image data to enhance captured two-dimensional images for scanning related processes such as object identification, symbology detection, object recognition model training, and identifying improper scan attempts or other actions performed by an operator. Imaging systems such as bi-optic readers, handheld scanners, and machine vision systems are described using three-dimensional imaging apparatuses and described capturing three-dimensional images and using with captured two-dimensional images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Yuri Astvatsaturov, Darran Michael Handshaw, Edward Barkan, Mark Drzymala
  • Patent number: 11334736
    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: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Edward Barkan, Darran Michael Handshaw, Mark Drzymala
  • Patent number: 11328142
    Abstract: Symbology readers and methods of reading DPM codes on objects therewith are provided. The symbology reader include a housing that defines a cavity having a first portion and a second portion. A window that separates the first portion and the second portion of the cavity is positioned within the cavity. The symbology reader includes a diffuser configured to diffusingly reflect light that impinges thereon positioned within the first portion of the cavity. The symbology reader includes an imaging assembly and a first illumination assembly positioned within the second portion of the cavity. The symbology reader includes an optical element configured to direct illumination light to impinge upon the diffuser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Miguel Orlando Rodriguez Ortiz, Igor Vinogradov, Mark Drzymala, Edward Barkan, Darran Michael Handshaw
  • Patent number: 11326932
    Abstract: A weigh platter assembly includes a weigh platter having a proximal edge and a lateral edge and an off-platter detection assembly. The off-platter detection assembly has an assembly field-of-view (field-of-view) extending from the proximal edge and constrained to have an assembly central field-of-view axis substantially parallel to the lateral edge and at least one lateral boundary substantially adjacent to the lateral edge. A light emission assembly has a light source and emits a light away from the proximal edge. A light detection assembly has a light sensor and detects at least a portion of the light reflected towards the proximal edge. A controller allows the measured weight to be recorded in response to a first value from the light detection assembly and prevents the measured weight from being recorded and/or provides an alert in response to a second value from the light detection assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Edward Barkan, Darran Michael Handshaw, Mark Drzymala
  • Patent number: 11326933
    Abstract: A weigh platter assembly includes a weigh platter and a parallax based off-platter detection assembly having a light emission assembly, a light detection assembly, and a controller. The light emission assembly has a light source to emit a light beam along a lateral edge of the weigh platter. The light detection assembly detects at least a portion of the light beam reflected from an object extending across the light beam and includes a sensor offset from the light source and an aperture positioned in front of the sensor and configured to limit a field of view of the sensor along the lateral edge between proximal and distal edges of the weigh platter. The controller is configured to provide a first signal in response to a first value received from the sensor and to provide a second signal, different from the first signal, in response to a second value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Edward Barkan, Darran Michael Handshaw, Mark Drzymala
  • Patent number: 11328141
    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 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Drzymala, Edward Barkan, Igor Vinogradov
  • Patent number: 11308303
    Abstract: Methods and systems for using barcodes to determine item dimensions are disclosed herein. An example method includes a scanner identifying a barcode in an image of an object, and determining a datum associated with the barcode. A physical feature of the object located outside of the barcode is identified. A comparison of the datum associated with the barcode to the physical feature is made; and, in response, at least one dimension of the object is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Burton Swope, Edward Barkan, Mark Drzymala, Darran Michael Handshaw
  • Publication number: 20220113183
    Abstract: A barcode reader has a weigh platter and an off-platter detection assembly. The weigh platter is configured to measure a weight of an object and has a surface extending in a first transverse plane, a proximal edge, a first lateral edge extending non-parallel to the proximal edge, and a distal edge. The off-platter detection assembly includes a light emission assembly and a light detection assembly. The light emission assembly is configured to emit a collimated light beam along the first lateral edge, above the surface. The light diffusing barrier is positioned in a path of the collimated light beam and is configured to diffuse the light beam such that the light diffusing barrier appears to be illuminated when contacted by the light beam and appears not to be illuminated when not contacted by the light beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Edward Barkan, Mark Drzymala, Darran Michael Handshaw