Patents by Inventor Franck Laffargue

Franck Laffargue 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: 20200202088
    Abstract: A method for processing the packages in a material handling environment is disclosed. The method includes receiving an image of a field of view of an image capturing device. The image comprising at least one decodable indicia having a predefined shape, the at least one decodable indicia attached to a package. The method further includes identifying one or more decodable indicia image coordinates, wherein each of the one or more decodable indicia image coordinates define a corner of the at least one decodable indicia using a 2-dimensional (2D) coordinate system. The method further includes transforming the one or more decodable indicia image coordinates to one or more decodable indicia spatial coordinates in the 3D coordinate system. Further, the method includes comparing the one or more decodable indicia spatial coordinates with one or more 3D region coordinates to determine whether the package is within a 3D region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Franck LAFFARGUE, Jean-Luc COURTEMANCHE, Robert Michael HUSSEY
  • Publication number: 20190339057
    Abstract: A mobile dimensioning device, i.e. a mobile dimensioner, is described that uses a dynamic accuracy while still being compatible with the NIST standard. Even if the accuracy division is dynamic and not predetermined, a mobile dimensioning device of the present invention reports the actual dimensioning prior to measurement capture and can therefore be certified and used in commercial transactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Franck Laffargue, Scott McCloskey, H. Sprague Ackley
  • Publication number: 20190335168
    Abstract: Various corporate, industry, and regulatory guidelines, best practices and standards are used in establishing acceptable levels of accuracy for volume dimensioning systems used in commerce. A volume dimensioning system can determine at least one distortion value that is indicative of an amount of distortion present in the system and responsive to the amount of distortion, autonomously alter or adjust the units of accuracy of information reported by the system. Such alteration or adjustment of units of accuracy may be performed based on an assessment of the distortion relative to a number of distortion thresholds. Responsive to the assessment, the volume dimensioning system can adjust a unit of accuracy in a representation of volume dimensioning related information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Franck LAFFARGUE, Serge THURIES, H. Sprague ACKLEY
  • Patent number: 10393506
    Abstract: A mobile dimensioning device, i.e. a mobile dimensioner, is described that uses a dynamic accuracy while still being compatible with the NIST standard. Even if the accuracy division is dynamic and not predetermined, a mobile dimensioning device of the present invention reports the actual dimensioning prior to measurement capture and can therefore be certified and used in commercial transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Franck Laffargue, Scott McCloskey, H. Sprague Ackley
  • Patent number: 10393508
    Abstract: A system and method for obtaining a dimension measurement that conforms to a conformance criteria is disclosed. The dimensioning system provides either (i) feedback to confirm that the measurement complies with the criteria or (ii) information on how the measurement geometry could be adjusted in order to provide a compliant measurement in a subsequent dimension measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: H. Sprague Ackley, Franck Laffargue
  • Patent number: 10359273
    Abstract: A system and method for obtaining a dimension measurement that conforms to a conformance criteria is disclosed. The dimensioning system provides either (i) feedback to confirm that the measurement complies with the criteria or (ii) information on how the measurement geometry could be adjusted in order to provide a compliant measurement in a subsequent dimension measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: H. Sprague Ackley, Franck Laffargue
  • Patent number: 10321127
    Abstract: Various corporate, industry, and regulatory guidelines, best practices and standards are used in establishing acceptable levels of accuracy for volume dimensioning systems used in commerce. A volume dimensioning system can determine at least one distortion value that is indicative of an amount of distortion present in the system and responsive to the amount of distortion, autonomously alter or adjust the units of accuracy of information reported by the system. Such alteration or adjustment of units of accuracy may be performed based on an assessment of the distortion relative to a number of distortion thresholds. Responsive to the assessment, the volume dimensioning system can adjust a unit of accuracy in a representation of volume dimensioning related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: INTERMEC IP CORP.
    Inventors: Franck Laffargue, Serge Thuries, H. Sprague Ackley
  • Patent number: 10218964
    Abstract: A dimensioning system that analyzes a distance map for null-data pixels to provide feedback is disclosed. Null-data pixels correspond to missing range data and having too many in a distance map may lead to dimensioning errors. Providing feedback based on the number of null-data pixels helps a user understand and adapt to different dimensioning conditions, promotes accuracy, and facilitates handheld applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Franck Laffargue, Jeffrey Hunt
  • Publication number: 20190049234
    Abstract: A method of operating a dimensioning system to determine dimensional information for objects is disclosed. A number of images are acquired. Objects in at least one of the acquired images are computationally identified. One object represented in the at least one of the acquired images is computationally initially selected as a candidate for processing. An indication of the initially selected object is provided to a user. At least one user input indicative of an object selected for processing is received. Dimensional data for the object indicated by the received user input is computationally determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Virginie BENOS, Vincent BESSETTES, Franck LAFFARGUE
  • Patent number: 10140724
    Abstract: A method of operating a dimensioning system to determine dimensional information for objects is disclosed. A number of images are acquired. Objects in at least one of the acquired images are computationally identified. One object represented in the at least one of the acquired images is computationally initially selected as a candidate for processing. An indication of the initially selected object is provided to a user. At least one user input indicative of an object selected for processing is received. Dimensional data for the object indicated by the received user input is computationally determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corporation
    Inventors: Virginie Benos, Vincent Bessettes, Franck Laffargue
  • Patent number: 10060729
    Abstract: A handheld dimensioner with a user interface configured to present a quality indicator is disclosed. The handheld dimensioner is configured to capture three-dimensional (3D) data and assess the three-dimensional-data's quality. Based on this quality, a quality indicator may be generated and presented to a user via the user interface. This process may be repeated while the user repositions the handheld dimensioner. In this way, the user may use the quality indicators generated at different positions to find an optimal position for a particular dimension measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Franck Laffargue, Jeffrey Hunt, Scott Houle
  • Publication number: 20180165824
    Abstract: Systems and methods for calibrating a volume dimensioner are provided. In one embodiment, a calibration system comprises a predefined reference pattern comprising a plurality of optically-perceptible elements. The optically-perceptible elements have predefined measurable parameters and are separated from each other by predefined distances. The calibration system also comprises a dimensioner configured to capture an image of an object and calculate physical dimensions of the object from at least the captured image. The dimensioner is further configured to capture one or more images of the predefined reference pattern and calculate a ratio between one of the predefined measurable parameters and one of the predefined distances. The dimensioner is further configured to be calibrated based on the calculated ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: H. Sprague Ackley, Franck Laffargue
  • Publication number: 20180146187
    Abstract: A dimensioning system that analyzes a distance map for null-data pixels to provide feedback is disclosed. Null-data pixels correspond to missing range data and having too many in a distance map may lead to dimensioning errors. Providing feedback based on the number of null-data pixels helps a user understand and adapt to different dimensioning conditions, promotes accuracy, and facilitates handheld applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Franck Laffargue, Jeffrey Hunt
  • Publication number: 20180106596
    Abstract: A system and method for obtaining a dimension measurement that conforms to a conformance criteria is disclosed. The dimensioning system provides either (i) feedback to confirm that the measurement complies with the criteria or (ii) information on how the measurement geometry could be adjusted in order to provide a compliant measurement in a subsequent dimension measurement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: H. Sprague Ackley, Franck Laffargue
  • Patent number: 9909858
    Abstract: A handheld dimensioner with a user interface configured to present a quality indicator is disclosed. The handheld dimensioner is configured to capture three-dimensional (3D) data and assess the three-dimensional-data's quality. Based on this quality, a quality indicator may be generated and presented to a user via the user interface. This process may be repeated while the user repositions the handheld dimensioner. In this way, the user may use the quality indicators generated at different positions to find an optimal position for a particular dimension measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Franck Laffargue, Jeffrey Hunt, Scott Houle
  • Patent number: 9897434
    Abstract: A system and method for obtaining a dimension measurement that conforms to a conformance criteria is disclosed. The dimensioning system provides either (i) feedback to confirm that the measurement complies with the criteria or (ii) information on how the measurement geometry could be adjusted in order to provide a compliant measurement in a subsequent dimension measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: H. Sprague Ackley, Franck Laffargue
  • Patent number: 9826220
    Abstract: A dimensioning system that analyzes a distance map for null-data pixels to provide feedback is disclosed. Null-data pixels correspond to missing range data and having too many in a distance map may lead to dimensioning errors. Providing feedback based on the number of null-data pixels helps a user understand and adapt to different dimensioning conditions, promotes accuracy, and facilitates handheld applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Franck Laffargue, Jeffrey Hunt
  • Patent number: 9800860
    Abstract: A dimensioning system that analyzes a distance map for null-data pixels to provide feedback is disclosed. Null-data pixels correspond to missing range data and having too many in a distance map may lead to dimensioning errors. Providing feedback based on the number of null-data pixels helps a user understand and adapt to different dimensioning conditions, promotes accuracy, and facilitates handheld applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Franck Laffargue, Jeffrey Hunt
  • Patent number: 9784566
    Abstract: A dimensioning system can include stored data indicative of coordinate locations of each reference element in a reference image containing a pseudorandom pattern of elements. Data indicative of the coordinates of elements appearing in an acquired image of a three-dimensional space including an object can be compared to the stored data indicative of coordinate locations of each reference element. After the elements in the acquired image corresponding to the reference elements in the reference image are identified, a spatial correlation between the acquired image and the reference image can be determined. Such a numerical comparison of coordinate data reduces the computing resource requirements of graphical comparison technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corp.
    Inventor: Franck Laffargue
  • Patent number: 9762793
    Abstract: A system and method for structured-light dimensioning is disclosed. The method includes combining multiple images using different camera settings to provide all of the information necessary dimensioning. What results is an improved ability to sense a light pattern reflected from an object's surfaces, especially when the lighting and/or object color make imaging all surfaces simultaneously difficult.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: H. Sprague Ackley, Franck Laffargue