Patents by Inventor Thomas Amundsen

Thomas Amundsen 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: 9261398
    Abstract: A POS-based checkout/scale system having (i) a bar code symbol reading subsystem for reading bar code symbols on products being purchased at a retail POS station, and (ii) a produce weigh scale having a weigh scale assembly for weighing one or more produce items on a weigh platter during produce weighing operations carried out at the time of checkout at said retail POS station. The system also includes an automatic produce weighing interference detection subsystem, supporting an IR-based light curtain about the weigh platter, automatically detects when any object is overhanging the weigh platter during produce weighing operations, and generates an alert signal when such conditions are automatically detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Amundsen, Sean Philip Kearney, Shane Michael Edmonds, Ynjiun Paul Wang, Timothy Good, Michael Miraglia, Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV, Xiaoxun Zhu, Patrick Anthony Giordano
  • Publication number: 20150276470
    Abstract: A POS-based checkout/scale system having (i) a bar code symbol reading subsystem for reading bar code symbols on products being purchased at a retail POS station, and (ii) a produce weigh scale having a weigh scale assembly for weighing one or more produce items on a weigh platter during produce weighing operations carried out at the time of checkout at said retail POS station. The system also includes an automatic produce weighing interference detection subsystem, supporting an IR-based light curtain about the weigh platter, automatically detects when any object is overhanging the weigh platter during produce weighing operations, and generates an alert signal when such conditions are automatically detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Amundsen, Sean Philip Kearney, Shane Michael Edmonds, Ynjiun Paul Wang, Timothy Good, Michael Miraglia, Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV, Xiaoxun Zhu, Patrick Anthony Giordano
  • Publication number: 20150193644
    Abstract: A decodable indicia reading terminal can comprise a laser-based scanner, an imager-based scanner, a central processing unit (CPU), and an illumination assembly. The illumination assembly can include an indicator light bar and an illumination light bar. The ON/OFF state and color of the indicator light bar can reflect the state of the decodable indicia reading terminal. The illumination light bar can be configured to generate a high intensity illumination for illuminating the substrate bearing the decodable indicia. The wavelength of the light generated by the indicator light bar can be substantially equal to the wavelength of the light generated by the illumination light bar, and the light generated by the illumination light bar can have a very low perceived intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Sean Philip Kearney, Patrick Anthony Giordano, Charles Joseph Cunningham, Desmond Bond, Thomas Amundsen
  • Patent number: 9057641
    Abstract: A POS-based checkout/scale system having (i) a bar code symbol reading subsystem for reading bar code symbols on products being purchased at a retail POS station, and (ii) a produce weigh scale having a weigh scale assembly for weighing one or more produce items on a weigh platter during produce weighing operations carried out at the time of checkout at said retail POS station. The system also includes an automatic produce weighing interference detection subsystem, supporting an IR-based light curtain about the weigh platter, automatically detects when any object is overhanging the weigh platter during produce weighing operations, and generates an alert signal when such conditions are automatically detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Amundsen, Sean Philip Kearney, Shane Michael Edmonds, Ynjiun Paul Wang, Timothy Good, Michael Miraglia, Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV, Xiaoxun Zhu, Patrick Anthony Giordano
  • Patent number: 9053380
    Abstract: A decodable indicia reading system can comprise a mobile communication terminal and a removable scanning module. The mobile communication terminal can comprise a microprocessor and a memory. The mobile communication terminal can further comprise at least one wired communication interface including a first electromechanical connector mechanically attached to the terminal housing. The removable scanning module can comprise an encoded information reading (EIR) device and/or an illumination module at least partially disposed within the scanning module housing. Both the mobile communication terminal and the scanning module can be at least partially received by a common housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Tao Xian, Ynjiun Paul Wang, Thomas Amundsen
  • Patent number: 8985459
    Abstract: A decodable indicia reading terminal can comprise a laser-based scanner, an imager-based scanner, a central processing unit (CPU), and an illumination assembly. The laser-based scanner can include a laser source, a photo-detector, and an analog-to-digital (A/D) converter. The laser source can be configured to emit a laser beam onto a substrate bearing decodable indicia. The photo-detector can be configured to receive a beam of a variable intensity reflected by the decodable indicia, and to output a first analog signal representative of the variable intensity. The A/D converter can be configured to convert the first analog signal into a first digital signal. The imager-based scanner can include a multiple pixel image sensor, an imaging lens, and an A/D converter. The imaging lens can be configured to focus an image of the decodable indicia on the image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Philip Kearney, Patrick Anthony Giordano, Charles Joseph Cunningham, Desmond Bond, Thomas Amundsen
  • Patent number: 8976030
    Abstract: A checkout system is provided for carrying out a two-factor authentication process where coded products are purchased and theft activity might be pursued. The system typically includes an identification code reader for reading product identification codes (e.g. UPC bar code symbols or EPC-encoded RFID tags) on products that are passed through the point of sale (POS) and a security code detector/reader for automatically detecting/reading a security code (e.g. implemented as an EAS tag or an RFID tag) at the POS. During product checkout operations, the identification code reader reads identification codes, and the security code detector/reader detects or reads security codes applied to products. Collected identification and security data is automatically processed using identification and security data stored in a database to determine whether or not each product being purchased at the POS is in compliance or not in compliance with a two-factor authentication process supported by the checkout system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Cunningham, Timothy Good, Sean Philip Kearney, Michael Miraglia, Thomas Amundsen, Patrick Giordano, Yujiun Paul Wang, Xiaoxun Zhu
  • Publication number: 20140326518
    Abstract: A POS-based checkout/scale system having (i) a bar code symbol reading subsystem for reading bar code symbols on products being purchased at a retail POS station, and (ii) a produce weigh scale having a weigh scale assembly for weighing one or more produce items on a weigh platter during produce weighing operations carried out at the time of checkout at said retail POS station. The system also includes an automatic produce weighing interference detection subsystem, supporting an IR-based light curtain about the weigh platter, automatically detects when any object is overhanging the weigh platter during produce weighing operations, and generates an alert signal when such conditions are automatically detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas Amundsen, Sean Philip Kearney, Shane Michael Edmonds, Ynjiun Paul Wang, Timothy Good, Michael Miraglia, Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV, Xiaoxun Zhu, Patrick Anthony Giordano
  • Patent number: 8794525
    Abstract: A POS-based checkout/scale system having (i) a bar code symbol reading subsystem for reading bar code symbols on products being purchased at a retail POS station, and (ii) a produce weigh scale having a weigh scale assembly for weighing one or more produce items on a weigh platter during produce weighing operations carried out at the time of checkout at said retail POS station. The system also includes an automatic produce weighing interference detection subsystem, supporting an IR-based light curtain about the weigh platter, automatically detects when any object is overhanging the weigh platter during produce weighing operations, and generates an alert signal when such conditions are automatically detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Metologic Insturments, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Amundsen, Sean Philip Kearney, Shane Michael Edmonds, Ynjiun Paul Wang, Timothy Good, Michael Miraglia, Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV, Xiaoxun Zhu, Patrick Anthony Giordano
  • Publication number: 20140070005
    Abstract: An indicia reader system includes an indicia reader provided at a point of transaction; a controller for controlling power to the indicia reader; a detector for detecting a customer, item or shopping cart at the point of transaction and providing an indication signal to the controller of the presence of customer, item or shopping cart at the point of transaction; wherein the controller interrupts power to the indicia reader during a power save mode and resumes power to the indicia reader upon receiving the indication signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: James Nahill, David Wilz, Thomas Amundsen, Dwight Franz, Mark Hernandez, Shane Michael Edmonds, Sarah Gloeckner, John Beiler, Mark Meagher, James A. Cairns, Glenn Alan Cavanaugh
  • Publication number: 20130341399
    Abstract: A decodable indicia reading system can comprise a mobile communication terminal and a removable scanning module. The mobile communication terminal can comprise a microprocessor and a memory. The mobile communication terminal can further comprise at least one wired communication interface including a first electromechanical connector mechanically attached to the terminal housing. The removable scanning module can comprise an encoded information reading (EIR) device and/or an illumination module at least partially disposed within the scanning module housing. Both the mobile communication terminal and the scanning module can be at least partially received by a common housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc. doing business as (d.b.a.) Honeywell Scanning & Mobility
    Inventors: Tao Xian, Ynjiun Paul Wang, Thomas Amundsen
  • Patent number: 8590789
    Abstract: An indicia reader system includes an indicia reader provided at a point of transaction; a controller for controlling power to the indicia reader; a detector for detecting a customer, item or shopping cart at the point of transaction and providing an indication signal to the controller of the presence of customer, item or shopping cart at the point of transaction; wherein the controller interrupts power to the indicia reader during a power save mode and resumes power to the indicia reader upon receiving the indication signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: James Nahill, David Wilz, Thomas Amundsen, Dwight Franz, Mark Hernandez, Shane Michael Edmonds, Sarah Gloeckner, John Beiler, Mark Meagher, James A. Cairns, Glenn Alan Cavanaugh
  • Publication number: 20130286051
    Abstract: A mobile communication terminal can comprise a hand-held housing, a microprocessor disposed within the housing, a display incorporated into the housing and equipped with a backlight, a display adapter configured to control the display, a video memory configured to store data representing images displayed by the display, and a wireless communication interface at least partially disposed within the housing. The mobile communication terminal can be configured, responsive to detecting a byte sequence representing an image of decodable indicia being transferred to the video memory, to increase an intensity of the backlight to a pre-defined level, increase a timeout associated with the backlight to a pre-defined value, disable a power save mode for the display, and/or change a display color scheme to a pre-defined color scheme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc. doing business as (d.b.a.) Honeywell Scanning and Mobility
    Inventors: Sean Philip Kearney, Thomas Amundsen, Bejamin Hejl, Mark Schmidt, Taylor Smith, Timothy Williams
  • Publication number: 20130278425
    Abstract: A checkout system is provided for carrying out a two-factor authentication process where coded products are purchased and theft activity might be pursued. The system typically includes an identification code reader for reading product identification codes (e.g. UPC bar code symbols or EPC-encoded RFID tags) on products that are passed through the point of sale (POS) and a security code detector/reader for automatically detecting/reading a security code (e.g. implemented as an EAS tag or an RFID tag) at the POS. During product checkout operations, the identification code reader reads identification codes, and the security code detector/reader detects or reads security codes applied to products. Collected identification and security data is automatically processed using identification and security data stored in a database to determine whether or not each product being purchased at the POS is in compliance or not in compliance with a two-factor authentication process supported by the checkout system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Cunningham, Timothy Good, Sean Philip Kearney, Michael Miraglia, Thomas Amundsen, Patrick Giordano, Yujiun Paul Wang, Xiaoxun Zhu
  • Patent number: 8479994
    Abstract: A method of operating a reader system includes: providing a reader for reading information data carriers; an operator loading a configuration overlay onto the configuration settings of the reader upon successful logging, wherein the configuration overlay is specific to the operator; and reading information data carriers utilizing the configuration overlay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: James Nahill, John A. Furlong, David Wilz, Thomas Amundsen, Sarah Gloeckner, Mark Hernandez, Dwight Franz, Shane Michael Edmonds, John Beiler, James A. Cairns, Glenn Alan Cavanaugh
  • Publication number: 20130135082
    Abstract: A system and method for asset management that includes receiving from a client, an EIR terminal that includes an optical reading device configured to output the signal and/or results of decodable indicia and has an RFID receiver which outputs a first datum and a second datum. The invention includes locating the decodable indicia within the signal to reveal identifying information about an asset. The first datum identifies one or more of the RFIDs tag in closest proximity to the asset. These RFID tags are affixed to different known locations in a facility; every location within the facility is within the broadcast radius of at least one RFID tag. The second datum identifies at least one RFID tag in closest proximity to the asset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: Honeywell International, Inc. doing business as (d.b.a.) Honeywell Scanning & Mobility
    Inventors: Tao Xian, Ynjiun Paul Wang, Thomas Amundsen
  • Publication number: 20130075168
    Abstract: A POS-based checkout/scale system having (i) a bar code symbol reading subsystem for reading bar code symbols on products being purchased at a retail POS station, and (ii) a produce weigh scale having a weigh scale assembly for weighing one or more produce items on a weigh platter during produce weighing operations carried out at the time of checkout at said retail POS station. The system also includes an automatic produce weighing interference detection subsystem, supporting an IR-based light curtain about the weigh platter, automatically detects when any object is overhanging the weigh platter during produce weighing operations, and generates an alert signal when such conditions are automatically detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas Amundsen, Sean Philip Kearney, Shane Michael Edmonds, Ynjiun Paul Wang, Timothy Good, Michael Miraglia, Chales Joseph Cunningham, IV, Xiaoxun Zhu, Patrick Anthony Giordano
  • Publication number: 20130062413
    Abstract: A method of operating a reader system includes: providing a reader for reading information data carriers; an operator loading a configuration overlay onto the configuration settings of the reader upon successful logging, wherein the configuration overlay is specific to the operator; and reading information data carriers utilizing the configuration overlay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: James Nahill, John A. Furlong, David Wilz, Thomas Amundsen, Sarah Gloeckner, Mark Hernandez, Dwight Franz, Shane Michael Edmonds, John Beiler, James A. Cairns, Glenn Alan Cavanaugh
  • Publication number: 20130062409
    Abstract: An indicia reader system includes an indicia reader provided at a point of transaction; a controller for controlling power to the indicia reader; a detector for detecting a customer, item or shopping cart at the point of transaction and providing an indication signal to the controller of the presence of customer, item or shopping cart at the point of transaction; wherein the controller interrupts power to the indicia reader during a power save mode and resumes power to the indicia reader upon receiving the indication signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: James Nahill, David Wilz, Thomas Amundsen, Dwight Franz, Mark Hernandez, Shane Michael Edmonds, Sarah Gloeckner, John Beiler, Mark Meagher, James A. Cairns, Glenn Alan Cavanaugh
  • Patent number: 8376233
    Abstract: The system includes a housing having a light transmission window and produces an extremely-elongated laser beam having an elongation ratio (ER) that is defined as greater than 4.5 for any point within the working range of the laser scanning bar code symbol reading system. A laser scanning mechanism is provided for scanning the extremely-elongated laser beam out the light transmission window and across a scanning field defined external to the housing, in which a bar code symbol is present for scanning by the extremely-elongated laser scanning beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Van Horn, Patrick Anthony Giordano, Thomas Amundsen, Daniel James Olson, Robert Hugh Brady, Stephen Colavito, Kevin Saber, Thomas Haggerty, David M. Wilz, Sr.