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Inventor:
Au; Ka Man
Address:
Philadelphia, PA
No. of patents:
128
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8157175 Digital image capture and processing system supporting a presentation mode of system operation w April 17, 2012
A digital image capture and processing system including a housing having an imaging window; and an image formation and detection subsystem supporting a snap-shot mode of the operation and a video mode of operation. The system includes image formation optics for projecting a field of
8157174 Digital image capture and processing system employing an image formation and detection system ha April 17, 2012
A digital image capture and processing system including a housing having an imaging window, and an image formation and detection subsystem, disposed in the housing, having an area-type image detection array supporting a single snap-shot mode of image acquisition and a periodic snap-s
8132731 Digital image capture and processing system having a printed circuit (PC) board with a light tra March 13, 2012
A digital image capture and processing system includes a housing having an imaging window with an illumination-focusing lens structure integrated therewithin. A printed circuit (PC) board is mounted in the housing and has a front surface, a rear surface, and a light transmission aperture
8100331 Digital image capture and processing system having a printed circuit (PC) board with light trans January 24, 2012
A digital image capture and processing system having single printed circuit (PC) board with light transmission aperture, wherein a first linear array of visible light emitting diodes (LEDs) are mounted on the rear side of the PC board for producing a targeting illumination beam, and
8087588 Digital image capture and processing system having a single printed circuit (PC) board with a li January 3, 2012
A digital image capture and processing system having single printed circuit (PC) board with light transmission aperture, wherein a first linear array of visible light emitting diodes (LEDs) are mounted on the rear side of the PC board for producing a linear targeting illumination bea
8047438 Digital image capture and processing system employing an image formation and detection subsystem November 1, 2011
A digital image capture and processing system including a housing having an imaging window; and an image formation and detection subsystem with an area-type image detection array having a periodic snap shot mode of the operation supporting the periodic occurrence of snap-shot type image
8011585 Digital image capture and processing system employing a linear LED-based illumination array moun September 6, 2011
A digital image capture and processing system capable of illuminating the entire field of view (FOV) of the system using a linear LED-based illumination array. The system includes a housing having an imaging window with a refractive-type illumination-focusing lens component integrate
7997489 Countertop-based digital image capture and processing system having an illumination subsystem em August 16, 2011
A countertop-mounted digital image capture and processing system that includes a housing having an imaging window with an illumination-focusing lens component integrated therewithin. The area-type image formation and detection subsystem, also disposed in the housing, has image formation
7988053 Digital image capture and processing system employing an image formation and detection subsystem August 2, 2011
A digital image capture and processing system including a housing having an imaging window. An area-type image formation and detection subsystem is disposed in the housing, and has image formation optics for projecting a field of view (FOV) through the imaging window and onto an area-typ
7980471 Method of unlocking restricted extended classes of features and functionalities embodied within July 19, 2011
A hand-supportable digital image capture and processing system including a hand-supportable housing having an imaging window, and an area-type image formation and detection subsystem having image formation optics for projecting a field of view (FOV) through the imaging window and an
7967209 Method of blocking a portion of illumination rays generated by a countertop-supported digital im June 28, 2011
A method of illuminating objects on a countertop surface using an automatically-triggered digital image capture and processing system installed thereupon, and having a single array of LEDs disposed behind the upper edge portion of its imaging window, above which a light ray blocking
7950583 Automatic digital video imaging based code symbol reading system employing an automatic object m May 31, 2011
An automatic digital video imaging based code symbol reading system for use in point of sale (POS) environments, employing automatic object motion detection and illumination control, and digital video imaging based code symbol reading techniques, which ensures the reliable reading of
7934659 Wireless bar code symbol driven portable data terminal (PDT) system for running application prog May 3, 2011
The wireless PDT of the present invention employs a "display-on bottom" design which places the unit perfectly centered in the hand of the operator, allowing for the best possible viewing as well as providing comfortable single-handed operation. The high-resolution LCD display allows
7922089 Hand-supportable digital image capture and processing system employing automatic object presence April 12, 2011
A hand-supportable digital image capture and processing system including a hand-supportable housing having an imaging window, and an area-type image formation and detection subsystem having image formation optics for projecting a field of view (FOV) through the imaging window and upon an
7905410 Automated tunnel-type scanning system enabling automated tracking and identification of packages March 15, 2011
An automated tunnel-type scanning system arranged about a conveyor belt structure, including: a tunnel structure arranged about a conveyor belt structure for transporting packages; an omni-directional bar code symbol scanning subsystem; a package detection and dimensioning subsystem; and
7900839 Hand-supportable digital image capture and processing system having a printed circuit board with March 8, 2011
A hand-supportable digital image capture and processing system including a hand-supportable housing having an imaging window. A printed circuit (PC) board is mounted in the hand-supportable housing, and has front and rear surfaces and a light transmission aperture formed centrally theret
7854384 Digital image capture and processing engine employing optical waveguide technology for collectin December 21, 2010
Digital image capture and processing engine of modular design and employing an optical waveguide structure for collecting and guiding LED-based illumination during object illumination and imaging operations. The digital image capture and processing engine also includes apparatus for
7845563 Digital image capture and processing system employing an illumination subassembly mounted about December 7, 2010
A digital image capture and processing system having a housing with a light transmission window, and an illumination subsystem including an illumination board disposed adjacent the light transmission window, configured substantially within a plane, and having a central aperture mount
7845561 Digital image capture and processing system supporting a periodic snapshot mode of operation whe December 7, 2010
A digital image capture and processing system including a housing having an imaging window; and an image formation and detection subsystem supporting a periodic snap shot mode of the operation. The system includes image formation optics for projecting a field of view (FOV) through sa
7845559 Hand-supportable digital image capture and processing system employing visible targeting illumin December 7, 2010
A hand-supportable digital image capture and processing system including a hand-supportable housing having an imaging window. A printed circuit (PC) board is mounted in the hand-supportable housing, and has front and rear surfaces and a light transmission aperture formed centrally theret
7841533 Method of capturing and processing digital images of an object within the field of view (FOV) of November 30, 2010
A method of capturing processing digital images of an object, using a hand-supportable digital image capture and processing system having a trigger switch, an imaging window and a field of view (FOV) projected therethrough and onto an area-type image detection array. The method invol
7832643 Hand-supported planar laser illumination and imaging (PLIIM) based systems with laser despecklin November 16, 2010
A hand-supportable planar laser illumination and imaging (PLIIM) based code symbol reader includes: a hand-supportable housing having light transmission aperture; a linear image formation and detection module having a linear image detection array; and a planar laser illumination beam
7789309 Automatic digital video-imaging based code symbol reading system employing illumination and imag September 7, 2010
An automatic digital video-imaging based code symbol reading system for use in point of sale (POS) environments, employing automatic object motion detection and illumination control, and digital video-imaging based code symbol reading techniques, which ensures the reliable reading of
7770798 Automatically-triggered digital video-imaging based code symbol reading system for use in a poin August 10, 2010
An automatic digital video-imaging based code symbol reading system for use in point of sale (POS) environments, employing automatic illumination control, multi-tier modular software architecture and digital video-imaging based code symbol reading techniques, which ensures the reliab
7735737 Automatically-triggered digital video-imaging based code symbol reading system supporting ambien June 15, 2010
An Automatically-triggered digital video-imaging based code symbol reading system providing a high degree of adaptability to ambient illumination levels and having great dynamic range. The system includes an illumination subsystem, having an active illumination mode and an ambient il
7712666 Automatically-triggered digital video-imaging based code symbol reading system supporting dynami May 11, 2010
An automatic automatically-triggered digital video-imaging based code symbol reading system for use in point of sale (POS) environments, employing an adaptive control process involving the real-time analysis of the exposure quality of captured frames of digital image data and the rea
7686225 Wireless code symbol reading system with automatic communication range dependent control March 30, 2010
A wireless code symbol reading system including a wireless hand-supportable code symbol reader in two-way RF communication with a base station operably connected to a host system, by way of an RF-based wireless data communication link having a predetermined RF communication range ove
7681799 Method of reading code symbols using a digital image capturing and processing system employing a March 23, 2010
A method of reading code symbols using a digital image capture and processing system which includes: an image formation and detection subsystem; an illumination subsystem; an illumination control subsystem; a digital image processing subsystem; and an input/output subsystem; and a sy
7673803 Planar laser illumination and imaging (PLIIM) based engine March 9, 2010
A planar laser illumination and imaging (PLIIM) based engine including; an engine housing having light transmission aperture; an image formation and detection module and having an image detection array and image formation optics with a field of view (FOV) extending from the image detecti
7654461 Automatically-triggered digital video imaging based code symbol reading system employing illumin February 2, 2010
An automatic automatically-triggered digital video imaging based code symbol reading system for use in point of sale (POS) environments, employing an adaptive control process involving the real-time analysis of the exposure quality of captured frames of digital image data and the rea
7637433 Digital image capture and processing system employing a micro-computing platform with an event-d December 29, 2009
A digital image capture and processing system comprising an illumination measurement subsystem for measuring the level of illumination at a particular region of the field of view (FOV) of the system during object illumination and imaging operations, and producing and storing an illum
7637432 Automatic point-of-sale based code symbol reading system employing automatic object motion detec December 29, 2009
An automatic code symbol reading system for use in point of sale (POS) environments, employing automatic object motion detection and illumination control, and digital video image capturing and processing techniques, which ensures the reliable reading of code symbols graphically repre
7624926 Method of automatically reading code symbols on objects present within the field of view (FOV) o December 1, 2009
A hand-supportable digital-imaging based system for reading bar code symbols involving: automatically detecting the presence of an object within a field of view FOV of the system, and in response thereto, automatically generating an image cropping zone (ICZ) framing pattern and proje
7611064 Digital image capture and processing system having automatic illumination measurement and contro November 3, 2009
A digital-imaging based code symbol reading system comprising an image sensing array with a field of view (FOV), an illumination subsystem with an LED illumination array, an automatic illumination measurement subsystem, an illumination control subsystem, and programmed imager process
7604175 Method of reading bar code symbols using a digital-imaging based code symbol reading system empl October 20, 2009
A method of reading bar code symbols using a digital-imaging based code symbol reading system employing an event-driven multi-tier modular software architecture and supporting automatic operating system login and loading of a bar code symbol reading application.
7600689 Tunnel-based object identification and dimensioning system October 13, 2009
Methods of and systems for illuminating objects using planar laser illumination beams having substantially-planar spatial distribution characteristics that extend through the field of view (FOV) of image formation and detection modules employed in such systems. Each planar laser illu
7594609 Automatic digital video image capture and processing system supporting image-processing based co September 29, 2009
An automatic digital video image capture and processing system supporting image-processing based code symbol reading during a pass-through mode of system operation at a retail point of sale (POS) station. The system comprises an automatic object direction detection subsystem, disposed in
7588190 Digital-imaging code symbol reading system supporting automatic programming of system parameters September 15, 2009
A digital-imaging based code symbol reading system having a hands-on mode operation and a hands-free presentation mode of operation, and supporting automatic programming of system parameters for automatic configuration of the system in hands-on and hands-free modes of operation. The syst
7584893 Tunnel-type digital imaging system for use within retail shopping environments such as supermark September 8, 2009
A tunnel-type digital imaging system for use within retail shopping environments such as supermarkets. The system includes a tunnel configuration arranged about a conveyor structure for transporting objects therethrough, and an image capturing and processing subsystem embodied within
7581681 Tunnel-type digital imaging system for use within retail shopping environments such as supermark September 1, 2009
A tunnel-type digital imaging system for use within retail shopping environments such as supermarkets. The system includes a tunnel configuration arranged about a conveyor structure for transporting objects therethrough, and an image capturing and processing subsystem embodied within
7575167 Method of dynamically managing system control parameters in a digital image capture and processi August 18, 2009
A method employing automated real-time analysis of the exposure quality of captured digital images and automated reconfiguration of system control parameters (relating to illumination and exposure control operations) based on the results of such exposure quality analysis, so as to achiev
7568625 Hand-supportable digital image-processing based bar code symbol reading system employing image c August 4, 2009
A method of reading bar code symbols comprising the steps of: (a) projecting an image cropping zone (ICZ) framing pattern within the FOV of an image sensing array during wide-area illumination and image capturing operation; (b) visually aligning an object to be imaged within the ICZ
7559475 Automatic digital-imaging based bar code symbol reading system supporting a pass-through mode of July 14, 2009
An automatic digital-imaging based code symbol reading system supporting a presentation mode of system operation, automatic object direction detection and illumination control, and video image capture and processing techniques. By virtue of the present invention, the automatic digita
7546951 Digital image capture and processing system employing real-time analysis of image exposure quali June 16, 2009
An digital image capture and processing system supporting employing an adaptive control process involving the real-time analysis of the exposure quality of captured digital images and the reconfiguration of system control parameters (SCPs) based on the results of such exposure quality
7543752 Digital image capture and processing system employing a multi-mode illumination subsystem adapta June 9, 2009
A digital image capture and processing system providing a high degree of adaptability to ambient illumination levels and having great dynamic range. The system includes a multi-mode illumination subsystem, having an active illumination mode and a passive illumination mode. During object
7540425 Method of dynamically controlling illumination and image capturing operations in a digital image June 2, 2009
A digital image capture and processing system employing automated real-time analysis of digital image exposure quality to automatically reconfigure system control parameters, and dynamically control illumination and imaging operations within the digital image capture and processing s
7527206 Method of setting the time duration of illumination from an LED-based illumination array employe May 5, 2009
A digital-imaging based code symbol reading system comprising an image sensing array with a field of view (FOV), an illumination subsystem with an LED illumination array, an automatic illumination measurement subsystem, an illumination control subsystem, and programmed imager process
7527205 Automated package dimensioning system May 5, 2009
An automated package dimensioning subsystem comprising a Laser Detecting and Ranging (LADAR-based) scanning apparatus for capturing two-dimensional range data maps of the space above a conveyor structure, along which packages are transported, and an image contour tracing apparatus fo
7527200 Planar laser illumination and imaging (PLIIM) systems with integrated despeckling mechanisms pro May 5, 2009
A hand-supportable planar laser illumination and imaging (PLIIM) based device having hand-supportable housing with a light transmission aperture. A linear image formation and detection (IFD) module is mounted within the housing, and has a linear array of image detection elements and
7513430 Digital image capturing and processing system employing an area-type image sensing array exposed April 7, 2009
A portable digital image capturing and processing system comprising: an image formation and detection subsystem; a narrow-band illumination subsystem; a narrow-band transmission-type optical filter subsystem; an automatic light exposure measurement subsystem; and an automatic illumin
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