Patents by Inventor James A. Negro

James A. Negro 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: 8873892
    Abstract: A handheld scanner incorporates vision software to allow the handheld scanner to be trained for OCR. The handheld scanner can include a user interface to allow a user to associate an image of a mark with electronic data for the mark. The user interface, along with a range finder, can also be used to influence variables that affect the quality of an image scan, thereby improving the quality of results for the image scan and/or decode process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Cognex Corporation
    Inventors: James A. Negro, Carl W. Gerst, III
  • Patent number: 8794521
    Abstract: This invention provides a vision system camera, and associated methods of operation, having a multi-core processor, high-speed, high-resolution imager, FOVE, auto-focus lens and imager-connected pre-processor to pre-process image data provides the acquisition and processing speed, as well as the image resolution that are highly desirable in a wide range of applications. This arrangement effectively scans objects that require a wide field of view, vary in size and move relatively quickly with respect to the system field of view. This vision system provides a physical package with a wide variety of physical interconnections to support various options and control functions. The package effectively dissipates internally generated heat by arranging components to optimize heat transfer to the ambient environment and includes dissipating structure (e.g. fins) to facilitate such transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Cognex Corporation
    Inventors: Mario Joussen, Joerg Kesten, James A. Negro, Laurens Nunnink, Frank Winzen, Richard Reuter
  • Patent number: 8740081
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for decoding codes applied to objects for use with a camera and a conveyor system wherein the camera includes an image sensor having a two dimensional field of view (FOV), the method comprising the steps of providing a processor programmed to perform the steps of obtaining images of the FOV, for each image identifying code candidates in at least portions of the image, ordering at least a subset of the code candidates for decoding in a candidate order wherein the candidate order is determined at least in part as a function of a first direction of travel through the FOV, attempting to decode code candidates in the order specified by the direction of travel and when a new image event occurs, foregoing attempts to decode at least a portion of the identified code candidates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Cognex Corporation
    Inventors: James Negro, John F. Keating, Michael C. Moed
  • Publication number: 20140119661
    Abstract: Systems and methods for use with a mark reader that reduce the trigger-to-decode response time by prioritizing images to be decoded based on the likelihood of a successful decode are provided. A reader attempts to decode a priority image(s) first to avoid attempting to decode images that are less likely than other images to be successfully decoded. Images are rated based on feature attributes, and then prioritized for decoding. Image feature attributes are correlated with parameter groups, and the parameter groups are prioritized for use in subsequent image acquisitions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: COGNEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: James A. Negro, John F. Keating
  • Publication number: 20140056542
    Abstract: A handheld scanner incorporates vision software to allow the handheld scanner to be trained for OCR. The handheld scanner can include a user interface to allow a user to associate an image of a mark with electronic data for the mark. The user interface, along with a range finder, can also be used to influence variables that affect the quality of an image scan, thereby improving the quality of results for the image scan and/or decode process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: James A. Negro, Carl W. Gerst, III
  • Patent number: 8542930
    Abstract: Systems and methods for use with a mark reader that reduce the trigger-to-decode response time by prioritizing images to be decoded based on the likelihood of a successful decode are provided. A reader attempts to decode a priority image(s) first to avoid attempting to decode images that are less likely than other images to be successfully decoded. Images are rated based on feature attributes, and then prioritized for decoding. Image feature attributes are correlated with parameter groups, and the parameter groups are prioritized for use in subsequent image acquisitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Cognex Corporation
    Inventors: James A. Negro, John F. Keating
  • Patent number: 8449009
    Abstract: A device includes an adapter having a number of holes and a number of threaded studs. The holes are arranged in a spaced apart pattern corresponding to a bolt pattern of a legacy cockpit display unit. The threaded studs are arranged in a spaced apart pattern similar to a bolt pattern of a display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Jayson K. Bopp, James A. Negro
  • Publication number: 20130112752
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for decoding codes applied to objects for use with an image sensor that includes a two dimensional field of view (FOV), the method comprising the steps of providing a processor programmed to perform the steps of obtaining an image of the FOV and applying different decode algorithms to code candidates in the obtained image to attempt to decode the code candidates wherein the decode algorithm applied to each candidate is a function of the location of the code candidate in the FOV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: James Negro, Xiangyun Ye
  • Publication number: 20130112750
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for decoding codes applied to objects for use with a camera and a conveyor system wherein the camera includes an image sensor having a two dimensional field of view (FOV), the method comprising the steps of providing a processor programmed to perform the steps of obtaining images of the FOV, for each image identifying code candidates in at least portions of the image, ordering at least a subset of the code candidates for decoding in a candidate order wherein the candidate order is determined at least in part as a function of a first direction of travel through the FOV, attempting to decode code candidates in the order specified by the direction of travel and when a new image event occurs, foregoing attempts to decode at least a portion of the identified code candidates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: James Negro, John F. Keating, Michael C. Moed
  • Publication number: 20130051560
    Abstract: Described are computer-based methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, for audio data processing. In some examples, a 3-dimensional audio projection method includes receiving a first set of audio transmissions, each of the audio transmissions in the first set of audio transmissions comprises audio data and location data; determining, for each of the audio transmissions in the first set of audio transmissions, a relative location of the audio transmission based on a location of a receiver and the location data; and projecting, for each of the audio transmissions in the first set of audio transmissions, the audio data to a user in a 3-dimensional format based on the relative location of the audio transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael S. Ray, James A. Negro, Brian T. Hardman
  • Publication number: 20120160918
    Abstract: Systems and methods for use with a handheld mark reader that reduce the time between activation of the reader's trigger and the reader returning a successful decode response. Image processing may be performed prior to the user actuating the trigger and thus obtaining a decodable image with reduced delay. Separate pre-trigger and post-trigger parameters may be used for image decoding. A feedback loop may be incorporated for repeated parameter updates. An adjustable lens may be utilized either with illumination OFF or ON.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventor: James A. Negro
  • Publication number: 20060266878
    Abstract: Systems and methods for contiguously and accurately updating target object information during an entire target engagement period are provided. The target tracking system includes a database for storing starfield information, an optical beam source configured to illuminate one or more optical beam pulses, first and second camera systems, and a processor. The processor instructs the first camera system to track the object based on recordation of the tracked object, instructs the second camera system to stabilize the tracking image based on the instructions sent to the first camera system, and determines inertial reference information of the tracked object based on the stabilized image and starfield information associated with the stabilized image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2005
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard Brunson, James Dillow, James Negro
  • Publication number: 20050178876
    Abstract: Systems and methods for contiguously and accurately updating target object information during an entire target engagement period are provided. The target tracking system includes a database for storing starfield information, an optical beam source configured to illuminate one or more optical beam pulses, first and second camera systems, and a processor. The processor instructs the first camera system to track the object based on recordation of the tracked object, instructs the second camera system to stabilize the tracking image based on the instructions sent to the first camera system, and determines inertial reference information of the tracked object based on the stabilized image and starfield information associated with the stabilized image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2003
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Inventors: Richard Brunson, James Dillow, James Negro