Patents by Inventor Karlheinz H. Bockholt

Karlheinz H. Bockholt 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: 4488679
    Abstract: A code reading system is disclosed utilizing a novel, multicolored, densely packed code read by a scanner which is placed over the code and held in place while the scanner performs its reading function. The scanner includes lighting means which are sequentially flashed on the code, as well as optical means to pick up an image received from the code during each sequential flash. The optical means directs the received image onto an imager where it is recorded. After a predetermined sequence, the received images recorded on the imager are fed to a microprocessor for storage and manipulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1984
    Assignee: Western Publishing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Karlheinz H. Bockholt, John F. Harris, III
  • Patent number: 4392053
    Abstract: An optical probe comprising an optical emitter and a detector which are directed through a cylindrical lens to be focused into an elongated pattern which is arranged for reading a printed optical code. The emitter and detector are angled relative to the central and vertical axes of the lens to produce an elongated light pattern adapted for reading an elongated bar code. A shutter may enhance the slit effect. A planar base and viewing aperture may also be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1983
    Assignee: Western Publishing Inc.
    Inventor: Karlheinz H. Bockholt