Patents by Inventor Paul D. Haist

Paul D. Haist 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: 10365721
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing a variable data capture process at a data capture device comprising a data capture module and a trigger mechanism is provided. In operation, the data capture device detects an initial activation of the trigger mechanism. In response to the activation, data capture is initiated at the data capture module. A continued activation of the trigger mechanism subsequent to the initial activation is also detected. Following the detection of the continued activation of the trigger mechanism, the device identifies an obtained gesture and performs a data capture operation based on the identified gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Paul D Haist, Scott A. Arnold, Graham G Marshall, Konstantinos D Tsiopanos
  • Publication number: 20180315865
    Abstract: Provided herein is a device and method for improved operating of cameras and light sources of a mobile automation apparatus. Light sources are operated to periodically provide illumination light for a camera operating according to a given exposure time and frequency, with a pulse duration having a respective frequency that is an integer multiple of the camera frequency, and higher than a threshold frequency where successive activations of the light sources are imperceptible. Furthermore, a light source paired with a camera is located at a distance from the paired camera that illuminates an object imaged by the paired camera, and where parasitic reflections from the paired light source are not reflected into the paired camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Paul D. Haist, Alexandre Obotnine
  • Publication number: 20150323997
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing a variable data capture process at a data capture device comprising a data capture module and a trigger mechanism is provided. In operation, the data capture device detects an initial activation of the trigger mechanism. In response to the activation, data capture is initiated at the data capture module. A continued activation of the trigger mechanism subsequent to the initial activation is also detected. Following the detection of the continued activation of the trigger mechanism, the device identifies an obtained gesture and performs a data capture operation based on the identified gesture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: SYMBOL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Paul D. Haist, SCOTT A. ARNOLD, GRAHAM G. MARSHALL, KONSTANTINOS D TSIOPANOS
  • Publication number: 20150319414
    Abstract: A method for controlling an alternative motion-based user interface in a device comprising a projector is provided. The method comprises receiving, at the device, an input comprising an instruction to switch from a previous user interface to the alternative user interface. The device then generates an image containing a plurality of selectable elements and a pointing element, and projects the image on a surface with the projector. The device detects a movement of the device, and updates the image to stabilize the plurality of selectable elements against the detected movement and to track the detected movement with the pointing element. The device projects the updated image on the surface, and selects one of the selectable elements based on a motion vector of the pointing element relative to the selectable elements. The device performs an action corresponding to the selected one of the selectable elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: SYMBOL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Paul D. Haist, Scott A. Arnold, Graham G. Marshall, Konstantinos D. Tsiopanos