Patents by Inventor Federico Canini

Federico Canini 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).

  • Patent number: 10380448
    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 include a substrate and a plurality of sensors attached to the substrate. The plurality of sensors forms an array of sensors having at least two or more rows of off-axis sensors. The sensors may include a one or more area array sensors. The arrays of sensors captures moving objects row by row and are optimized reduce object spacing on the conveyor belt. Additionally, the scanner having the array of sensor may process different objects having different heights at the same time. Accordingly, object throughput on the conveyor belt is increased by reducing minimum object gap (e.g., processing of “no gap” or non-singulated objects).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Datalogic USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Xinping Liu, Andrew Hatstat, Federico Canini, Pietro Todescato, Wenliang Gao
  • Publication number: 20190205583
    Abstract: A code reader may include a light source configured to illuminate a target area in which items are to be located for reading machine-readable indicia associated with the items, an image sensor configured to capture an image of the target area, an illumination drive circuit in electrical communication with the light source, and an image capture circuit. The image capture circuit may be configured to (i) enable and disable the image sensor to capture an image of the target area during the high illumination and a portion(s) of the low illumination of the target area, and (ii) read an image captured by the image sensor. The illumination drive signals may cause the illumination drive circuit to generate a high illumination drive signal to cause the light source to produce a high illumination, and generate a low illumination drive current to cause said light source to produce a low illumination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Davide Bruni, Federico Canini, Mattia Fabbri, Stefano Fracassi, Davide Gavioli, Luca Perugini, Simone Spolzino
  • Publication number: 20190171854
    Abstract: A system and method of imaging barcodes may include generating a first light beam from an illumination surface having first dimensions. The first light beam may be directed into an input aperture of an optical component to form a second light beam. The input aperture has second dimensions, where the first dimensions are at least as large as the second dimensions. The second light beam having irradiation spatially distributed across the second light beam may be projected to read a machine-readable indicia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Kurt Vonmetz, Federico Canini
  • Publication number: 20190073503
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to data readers including an improved imaging system that optimizes active and passive autofocus techniques for improving data reading functions. In an example, the data reader initially uses active autofocus techniques to focus a lens system based on a measurement reading by a rangefinder and acquire an image of an item in the field-of-view of the data reader. The data reader includes a decoding engine operable to decode an optical code of the item using the acquired image. If the decoding engine is unable to decode the optical code using the active autofocus technique, the data reader alternates to a passive autofocus technique to alter the focus settings of the lens system and reattempt the decoding process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Federico Canini, Kurt Vonmetz, Davide Bruni
  • Patent number: 10204248
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an active alignment method of a receiving device (2, 2?) including a sensor (4) and of a illumination device (6, 6?) including at least one light source (18, 8?) suitable for emitting a beam of light, including: —Assembling said receiving device (2, 2?); —Stably fixing said receiving device (2, 2?) on a chassis (30); —Actively aligning an optical group (11, 11?) of said illumination device (6, 6?) with respect to said light source (18, 18?); —Fixedly connecting said optical group (11, 11?) of said illumination device to said light source (18, 18?); —Actively aligning said illumination device (6, 6?) with respect to said receiving device (2, 2?); and —Stably fixing said illumination device (6, 6?) to said chassis (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: DATALOGIC IP TECH S.R.L.
    Inventors: Anna Guagliumi, Federico Canini, Davide Bottazzi, Kurt Vonmetz
  • Patent number: 10198647
    Abstract: Systems and methods of operation for a machine-readable symbol reader for estimating the distance of a scanned target object or item labeled with indicia, such as a machine-readable symbol. The reader may include an illumination subsystem which projects a light pattern (e.g., line) out from the reader. The reader may capture an image of the target object while the light pattern is projected thereon and analyze at least one detectable characteristic of the pattern to estimate distance of the target object relative to the reader. A one-dimensional sensor array of the reader may be exploited in part for imaging a symbol and in part for imaging detectable characteristics (e.g., edges) of the projected illumination pattern which allows for estimation of the reading distance. A central portion of the one-dimensional sensor array may be dedicated to imaging a machine-readable symbol and lateral portions may be dedicated to implementing a range finder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Datalogic IP Tech, S.R.L.
    Inventors: Federico Canini, Anna Guagliumi
  • Patent number: 10146975
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to data readers including an improved imaging system that optimizes active and passive autofocus techniques for improving data reading functions. In an example, the data reader initially uses active autofocus techniques to focus a lens system based on a measurement reading by a rangefinder and acquire an image of an item in the field-of-view of the data reader. The data reader includes a decoding engine operable to decode an optical code of the item using the acquired image. If the decoding engine is unable to decode the optical code using the active autofocus technique, the data reader alternates to a passive autofocus technique to alter the focus settings of the lens system and reattempt the decoding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: DATALOGIC IP TECH S.R.L.
    Inventors: Federico Canini, Kurt Vonmetz, Davide Bruni
  • Patent number: 9990522
    Abstract: An imager module for an optical code reader may include a camera comprising a lens system, and an actuator for moving the lens system operatively connected to the lens system for autofocus adjustment. The actuator for moving the lens system comprises a linear electric motor with a drive shaft, a position sensor device adapted to detect the position of the drive shaft within a predefined stroke length and a control device adapted to control the movement of the drive shaft. The control device and the position sensor device are integrated in a single PCB, the electric motor comprises a frame that supports the drive shaft, and the single PCB constitutes part of said frame. On optical code reader may include such an imager module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Datalogic IP Tech S.R.L.
    Inventors: Davide Bottazzi, Davide Bruni, Federico Canini, Luca Perugini
  • Publication number: 20180137318
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to data readers including an improved imaging system that optimizes active and passive autofocus techniques for improving data reading functions. In an example, the data reader initially uses active autofocus techniques to focus a lens system based on a measurement reading by a rangefinder and acquire an image of an item in the field-of-view of the data reader. The data reader includes a decoding engine operable to decode an optical code of the item using the acquired image. If the decoding engine is unable to decode the optical code using the active autofocus technique, the data reader alternates to a passive autofocus technique to alter the focus settings of the lens system and reattempt the decoding process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Federico Canini, Kurt Vonmetz, Davide Bruni
  • Publication number: 20180004994
    Abstract: An imager module for an optical code reader may include a camera comprising a lens system, and an actuator for moving the lens system operatively connected to the lens system for autofocus adjustment. The actuator for moving the lens system comprises a linear electric motor with a drive shaft, a position sensor device adapted to detect the position of the drive shaft within a predefined stroke length and a control device adapted to control the movement of the drive shaft. The control device and the position sensor device are integrated in a single PCB, the electric motor comprises a frame that supports the drive shaft, and the single PCB constitutes part of said frame. On optical code reader may include such an imager module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Davide Bottazzi, Davide Bruni, Federico Canini, Luca Perugini
  • Publication number: 20170372157
    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 include a substrate and a plurality of sensors attached to the substrate. The plurality of sensors forms an array of sensors having at least two or more rows of off-axis sensors. The sensors may include a one or more area array sensors. The arrays of sensors captures moving objects row by row and are optimized reduce object spacing on the conveyor belt. Additionally, the scanner having the array of sensor may process different objects having different heights at the same time. Accordingly, object throughput on the conveyor belt is increased by reducing minimum object gap (e.g., processing of “no gap” or non-singulated objects).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: XINPING LIU, ANDREW HATSTAT, FEDERICO CANINI, PIETRO TODESCATO, WENLIANG GAO
  • Patent number: 9852321
    Abstract: An image capturing device includes an image forming device including a sensor defining an optical reception axis, at least one reading distance, and a region framed by the sensor on a substrate at said at least one reading distance. An illumination device includes an array of adjacent light sources defining an optical illumination axis. The light sources are individually drivable, and each light source is adapted to illuminate an area of a size much smaller than the size of said region framed by the sensor. The illumination axis does not coincide with the reception axis. A driver of the light sources is adapted to drive the light sources so as to switch off at least the light sources that illuminate outside of the boundary of the region framed by the sensor on the substrate at said at least one reading distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: DATALOGIC IP TECH S.R.L.
    Inventors: Federico Canini, Guido Maurizio Oliva
  • Publication number: 20170091571
    Abstract: Systems and methods of operation for a machine-readable symbol reader for estimating the distance of a scanned target object or item labeled with indicia, such as a machine-readable symbol. The reader may include an illumination subsystem which projects a light pattern (e.g., line) out from the reader. The reader may capture an image of the target object while the light pattern is projected thereon and analyze at least one detectable characteristic of the pattern to estimate distance of the target object relative to the reader. A one-dimensional sensor array of the reader may be exploited in part for imaging a symbol and in part for imaging detectable characteristics (e.g., edges) of the projected illumination pattern which allows for estimation of the reading distance. A central portion of the one-dimensional sensor array may be dedicated to imaging a machine-readable symbol and lateral portions may be dedicated to implementing a range finder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Federico Canini, Anna Guagliumi
  • Publication number: 20170076123
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an active alignment method of a receiving device (2, 2?) including a sensor (4) and of a illumination device (6, 6?) including at least one light source (18, 8?) suitable for emitting a beam of light, including: —Assembling said receiving device (2, 2?); —Stably fixing said receiving device (2, 2?) on a chassis (30); —Actively aligning an optical group (11, 11?) of said illumination device (6, 6?) with respect to said light source (18, 18?); —Fixedly connecting said optical group (11, 11?) of said illumination device to said light source (18, 18?); —Actively aligning said illumination device (6, 6?) with respect to said receiving device (2, 2?); and —Stably fixing said illumination device (6, 6?) to said chassis (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Anna Guagliumi, Federico Canini, Davide Bottazzi, Kurt Vonmetz
  • Patent number: 9482793
    Abstract: An image capture module includes a liquid lens having a first and a second electrode, and a first and a second conductor element in electrical contact with the first and second electrode, respectively, the first and second conductor elements being each intended for connection with a voltage generator for driving the liquid lens. The first conductor element includes an electrically conductive body having a peripheral region for contact with the first electrode of the liquid lens with a light diaphragm aperture in a central region thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: DATALOGIC IP TECH S.R.L.
    Inventors: Maurizio Bianchi, Davide Bruni, Renato Rigutti, Bassam Hallal, Federico Canini
  • Publication number: 20160267307
    Abstract: An image capturing device includes an image forming device including a sensor defining an optical reception axis, at least one reading distance, and a region framed by the sensor on a substrate at said at least one reading distance. An illumination device includes an array of adjacent light sources defining an optical illumination axis. The light sources are individually drivable, and each light source is adapted to illuminate an area of a size much smaller than the size of said region framed by the sensor. The illumination axis does not coincide with the reception axis. A driver of the light sources is adapted to drive the light sources so as to switch off at least the light sources that illuminate outside of the boundary of the region framed by the sensor on the substrate at said at least one reading distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: Datalogic IP Tech S.r.l.
    Inventors: Federico CANINI, Guido Maurizio OLIVA
  • Patent number: 9373016
    Abstract: An image capturing device includes an image forming device including a sensor defining an optical reception axis, at least one reading distance, and a region framed by the sensor on a substrate at said at least one reading distance. An illumination device includes an array of adjacent light sources defining an optical illumination axis. The light sources are individually drivable, and each light source is adapted to illuminate an area of a size much smaller than the size of said region framed by the sensor. The illumination axis does not coincide with the reception axis. A driver of the light sources is adapted to drive the light sources so as to switch off at least the light sources that illuminate outside of the boundary of the region framed by the sensor on the substrate at said at least one reading distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: DATALOGIC IP TECH S.R.L.
    Inventors: Federico Canini, Guido Maurizio Oliva
  • Patent number: D779491
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: DATALOGIC IP TECH S.R.L.
    Inventors: Joseph G. Mistkawi, Federico Canini, Anna Guagliumi
  • Patent number: D805078
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: DATALOGIC IP TECH S.R.L.
    Inventors: Davide Bottazzi, Federico Canini, Anna Guagliumi, Kurt Vonmetz
  • Patent number: D830362
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: DATALOGIC IP TECH S.R.L.
    Inventors: Davide Bottazzi, Federico Canini, Anna Guagliumi, Kurt Vonmetz