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).

  • Publication number: 20220187459
    Abstract: An optical scanner determines ranging to a subject using a localization phase in which a series of image frames is received which collectively contains an aimer spot captured as a reflection off of a surface of the subject. The captured aimer spot is temporally modulated according to a modulation pattern, and the series of image frames is processed to discriminate the aimer spot based on the modulation pattern to determine a probable location of the aimer spot within at least one of the image frames of the series. A triangulation phase follows in which the probable location of the aimer spot is processed to produce the ranging determination. In an optional implementation, an assessment is made whether that probable location of the aimer spot is within a plausible location based on different device-specific positional offsets in image frames captured by different ones of the plurality of image-capture devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Luca Perugini, Federico Canini, Mattia Francesco Moro, Simone Spolzino
  • Publication number: 20220139060
    Abstract: An optical scanner captures a plurality of images from a plurality of image-capture devices. In response to the activation signal, an evaluation phase is executed, and in response to the evaluation phase, an acquisition phase is executed. In the evaluation phase, a first set of images is captured and processed to produce a virtual frame comprising a plurality of regions, with each region containing a reduced-data image frame that is based on a corresponding one of the plurality of images. Also in the evaluation phase, attributes of each of the plurality regions of the virtual frame are assessed according to first predefined criteria, and operational parameters for the acquisition phase are set based on a result of the assessment. In the acquisition phase, a second set of at least one image is captured via at least one of the plurality of image-capture devices according to the set of operational parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Federico Canini, Davide Bruni, Luca Perugini
  • Patent number: 11321545
    Abstract: A system and method for providing animated feedback for a barcode scanning system may include receiving image data from a camera, processing the image data, detecting a machine-readable indicia in the image data, and attempting to decode the machine-readable indicia. In response to successfully decoding the machine-readable indicia, displaying a first animation indicative of successfully decoding the machine-readable indicia. Otherwise, in response to not successfully decoding the machine-readable indicia, displaying a second animation indicative of not successfully decoding the machine-readable indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Datalogic IP Tech, S.R.L.
    Inventors: Simone Spolzino, Luca Perugini, Federico Canini
  • Patent number: 11227173
    Abstract: An optical scanner captures a plurality of images from a plurality of image-capture devices. In response to the activation signal, an evaluation phase is executed, and in response to the evaluation phase, an acquisition phase is executed. In the evaluation phase, a first set of images is captured and processed to produce a virtual frame comprising a plurality of regions, with each region containing a reduced-data image frame that is based on a corresponding one of the plurality of images. Also in the evaluation phase, attributes of each of the plurality regions of the virtual frame are assessed according to first predefined criteria, and operational parameters for the acquisition phase are set based on a result of the assessment. In the acquisition phase, a second set of at least one image is captured via at least one of the plurality of image-capture devices according to the set of operational parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Datalogic IP Tech, S.r.l.
    Inventors: Federico Canini, Davide Bruni, Luca Perugini
  • Publication number: 20210406487
    Abstract: A system and method for providing animated feedback for a barcode scanning system may include receiving image data from a camera, processing the image data, detecting a machine-readable indicia in the image data, and attempting to decode the machine-readable indicia. In response to successfully decoding the machine-readable indicia, displaying a first animation indicative of successfully decoding the machine-readable indicia. Otherwise, in response to not successfully decoding the machine-readable indicia, displaying a second animation indicative of not successfully decoding the machine-readable indicia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Simone Spolzino, Luca Perugini, Federico Canini
  • Publication number: 20210256285
    Abstract: An optical scanner captures a plurality of images from a plurality of image-capture devices. In response to the activation signal, an evaluation phase is executed, and in response to the evaluation phase, an acquisition phase is executed. In the evaluation phase, a first set of images is captured and processed to produce a virtual frame comprising a plurality of regions, with each region containing a reduced-data image frame that is based on a corresponding one of the plurality of images. Also in the evaluation phase, attributes of each of the plurality regions of the virtual frame are assessed according to first predefined criteria, and operational parameters for the acquisition phase are set based on a result of the assessment. In the acquisition phase, a second set of at least one image is captured via at least one of the plurality of image-capture devices according to the set of operational parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Federico Canini, Davide Bruni, Luca Perugini
  • Patent number: 11068675
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Datalogic IP Tech S.R.L.
    Inventors: Kurt Vonmetz, Federico Canini
  • Publication number: 20210182515
    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: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Davide BRUNI, Federico CANINI, Mattia FABBRI, Stefano FRACASSI, Davide GAVIOLI, Luca Perugini, Simone SPOLZINO
  • Patent number: 10970502
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing additional processing capabilities related to machine-readable symbols. A data collection system (100) may include a scan engine (102), auxiliary image processor (104), auxiliary visualizer (106), and host system (108). The scan engine may output decoded information obtained from a representation of a machine-readable symbol captured by a two-dimensional image processor. The scan engine may also output a set of images related to the machine-readable symbol and an object associated with the machine-readable symbol, in which the set of images may form a streaming set of images or streaming video. The set of images may be used by the auxiliary image processor to obtain further information about the machine-readable symbol and/or associated object, such as OCR or DWM information. The set of images may be stored and made accessible by the auxiliary visualizer. The host system may synchronize a display of the images and decoded data output by the scan engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Datalogic IP Tech, S.r.l.
    Inventors: Federico Canini, Simone Spolzino, Marco Bozzoli, Luca Perugini
  • Patent number: 10817685
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Datalogic IP Tech S.r.l.
    Inventors: Davide Bruni, Federico Canini, Mattia Fabbri, Stefano Fracassi, Davide Gavioli, Luca Perugini, Simone Spolzino
  • Patent number: 10775028
    Abstract: A complex device that integrates a beam shaping aperture in a printed circuit board of the complex device (e.g., scanner or barcode reader or optical module) is provided. The complex device has a light-emitting diode pattern projection system. The pattern projection system includes one or more light-emitting diodes and a printed circuit board. The printed circuit board has one or more apertures and one or more receptacles. The one or more receptacles are positioned behind the aperture and receive the one or more light-emitting diodes. The printed circuit board with receptacle offer self-alignment for the light emitting diodes. The beam shaping aperture in front of the light-emitting diodes allows light to pass through the aperture that is part of the printed circuit board layer of the complex device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: DATALOGIC IP TECH S.R.L.
    Inventors: Federico Canini, Anna Guagliumi, Davide Bottazzi
  • Publication number: 20200125812
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing additional processing capabilities related to machine-readable symbols. A data collection system (100) may include a scan engine (102), auxiliary image processor (104), auxiliary visualizer (106), and host system (108). The scan engine may output decoded information obtained from a representation of a machine-readable symbol captured by a two-dimensional image processor. The scan engine may also output a set of images related to the machine-readable symbol and an object associated with the machine-readable symbol, in which the set of images may form a streaming set of images or streaming video. The set of images may be used by the auxiliary image processor to obtain further information about the machine-readable symbol and/or associated object, such as OCR or DWM information. The set of images may be stored and made accessible by the auxiliary visualizer. The host system may synchronize a display of the images and decoded data output by the scan engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Federico Canini, Simone Spolzino, Marco Bozzoli, Luca Perugini
  • 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: 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