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Inventor:
Schnee; Michael D.
Address:
Aston, PA
No. of patents:
50
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
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
7743990 Imaging engine employing planar light illumination and linear imaging June 29, 2010
An imaging engine includes a plurality of linear imaging arrays, image formation optics, at least one illumination module and supporting circuitry that are embodied within a modular engine housing. The plurality of linear imaging arrays and image formation optics are mounted on an op
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
7668406 Digital image acquisition system capable of compensating for changes in relative object velocity February 23, 2010
An imaging device comprising a plurality of linear imaging arrays and image formation optics that provide field of views corresponding to the plurality of linear image arrays. At least one illumination module produces planar light illumination that substantially overlaps the field of
7644866 Hand-supportable code symbol reader employing coplanar laser illumination and linear imaging January 12, 2010
A hand-supportable planar laser illumination and imaging (PLIIM) based code symbol reader includes: a hand-supportable housing having a light transmission aperture; a linear image formation and detection module having a linear image detection array; and a planar laser illumination be
7621455 Hand-supportable code symbol reader employing coplanar laser illumination and linear imaging November 24, 2009
A hand-supportable coplanar 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 be
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
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
7533821 Hand-supportable planar laser illumination and imaging (PLIIM) device for producing a planar las May 19, 2009
A hand-supportable linear-type planar laser illumination and imaging (PLIIM) based device comprising a linear image formation and detection (IFD) module having a linear array of image detection elements and also image formation optics having a field of view (FOV) focusing a linear im
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
7527202 Hand-supportable planar linear illumination and imaging (PLIIM) based code symbol reading system May 5, 2009
A hand-supportable planar linear illumination and imaging (PLIIM) based code symbol reading system comprising: a hand-supportable housing having a light transmission aperture; and a planar laser illumination and imaging module (PLIIM), disposed in the hand-supportable housing. The PL
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
7523863 Hand-supportable LED-based planar illumination and imaging system April 28, 2009
A hand-supportable planar illumination and imaging (PLIIM) based device having a hand-supportable housing with a light transmission aperture. A linear image formation and detection (IFD) module mounted on the support platform in the housing, and has a linear array of image detection
7164810 Planar light illumination and linear imaging (PLILIM) device with image-based velocity detection January 16, 2007
An imaging device comprising a plurality of linear imaging arrays and image formation optics that provide field of views corresponding to the plurality of linear image arrays. At least one illumination module produces planar light illumination that substantially overlaps the field of
7143943 Method of producing digital images of objects using planar laser illumination beams and electron December 5, 2006
Methods of and systems for illuminating objects using planar laser illumination beams (PLIBs) having substantially-planar spatial distribution characteristics that extend throughout the field of view (FOV) of image formation and detection modules employed in such systems. Each PLIB i
7131586 Method of and apparatus for reducing speckle-pattern noise in a planar laser illumination and im November 7, 2006
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
7104455 Planar light illumination and imaging (PLIIM) system employing LED-based planar light illuminati September 12, 2006
Methods of and systems for illuminating objects using planar light 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 light illu
7104453 Unitary package identification and dimensioning system employing ladar-based scanning methods September 12, 2006
A fully automated package identification and measuring system (300), in which an onmidirectional holographic scanning tunnel (100) is used to read bar codes on packages entering the tunnel, while a package dimensioning subsystem (500, 600) is used to capture information about the pac
7086594 Planar light illumination and imaging (PLIIM) systems employing LED-based planar light illuminat August 8, 2006
Methods of and systems for illuminating objects using planar light 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 light illu
7077319 Imaging engine employing planar light illumination and linear imaging July 18, 2006
An imaging engine includes a plurality of linear imaging arrays, image formation optics, one or more illumination module and supporting circuitry that are embodied within a modular engine housing. The plurality of linear imaging arrays and image formation optics are mounted on an opt
7073718 Planar laser illumination and imaging (PLIIM) systems employing laser-diode based planar laser i July 11, 2006
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
7070107 Led-based planar light illumination and imaging (PLIIM) systems July 4, 2006
A planar light illumination and imaging system for illuminating an object and forming an image thereof. The planar light illumination and imaging system which comprises an image formation and detection module having a field of view (FOV) focused at an image detecting array. A planar ligh
7070106 Internet-based remote monitoring, configuration and service (RMCS) system capable of monitoring, July 4, 2006
An Internet-based remote monitoring, configuration and service (RMCS) system capable of monitoring, configuring and servicing a planar laser illumination and imaging (PLIIM) based network. The network has one or more nodes and performs object identification and attribute acquisition
7066391 HAND-SUPPORTABLE PLANAR LASER ILLUMINATION AND IMAGING (PLIIM) BASED CAMERA SYSTEM CAPABLE OF PR June 27, 2006
A hand-supportable planar laser illumination and imaging (PLIIM) based camera system for producing digital linear images of a object within a working range, wherein the digital linear images contain pixels having a substantially uniform aspect-ratio independent of the measured relative
7028899 METHOD OF SPECKLE-NOISE PATTERN REDUCTION AND APPARATUS THEREFORE BASED ON REDUCING THE TEMPORAL April 18, 2006
A planar laser illumination and imaging (PLLIM) based camera system capable of producing digital images with reduced levels of speckle-pattern noise. The PLIIM based camera system comprises a planar laser illumination array (PLIA) including a plurality of laser diodes for producing a
6991166 LED-based planar light illumination and imaging (PLIIM) engine January 31, 2006
A LED-based planar light illumination and imaging (PLIIM) engine for use in a hand-supportable linear imager adapted for manual movement relative to an object to be illuminated and imaged. The LED-based PLIIM engine comprises an engine housing having a light transmission aperture, and a
6988661 AUTOMATED OBJECT IDENTIFICATION AND ATTRIBUTE ACQUISITION SYSTEM HAVING A MULTI-COMPARTMENT HOUS January 24, 2006
An automated object identification and attribute acquisition system comprising a planar light illumination and imaging subsystem (PLIIM) based linear imaging subsystem, and a laser-based object profiling subsystem integrated within a multi-compartment system housing. The system housi
6978936 Method of and system for automatically producing digital images of moving objects, with pixels h December 27, 2005
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
6978935 PLANAR LIGHT ILLUMINATION AND IMAGING (PLIIM) BASED SYSTEM HAVING A LINEAR IMAGE DETECTION CHIP December 27, 2005
A planar laser illumination and imaging (PLIIM) based system comprising a linear image formation and detection module having (i) an image sensing chip having a plurality of conductive pins establishing electrical interconnections with conductive elements within a chip mounting socket
6971577 Method of and system for automatically producing digital images of a moving object, with pixels December 6, 2005
A method of and apparatus for automatically producing digital images of an object having a substantially uniform white level independent of the velocity of the object. The method comprising determining the velocity of an object moving relative to a planar light illumination and imaging
6971575 HAND-SUPPORTABLE PLANAR LASER ILLUMINATION AND IMAGING (PLIIM) DEVICE EMPLOYING A PAIR OF LINEAR December 6, 2005
A hand-supportable area-type planar laser illumination and imaging (PLIIM) based device comprising an area-type image formation and detection (IFD) module having a 2-D array of image detection elements. The IFD module also includes image formation optics having a 3-D field of view (FOV).
6959869 Automatic vehicle identification (AVI) system employing planar laser illumination and imaging (P November 1, 2005
An automatic vehicle identification (AVI) system for installation along a roadway, comprising one or more a planar laser illumination and imaging (PLIIM) based linear imaging subsystems mounted above the roadway in a spaced apart manner. The PLIIM based subsystems are arranged for captur
6953152 HAND-SUPPORTABLE PLANAR LASER ILLUMINATION AND IMAGING (PLIIM) BASED CAMERA SYSTEM CAPABLE OF PR October 11, 2005
A hand-supportable planar laser illumination and imaging (PLIIM) based camera system for producing digital linear images of a object within a working range, having a substantially uniform white level independent of the velocity of the object. The hand-supportable PLIIM based camera syste
6953151 PLANAR LASER ILLUMINATION AND IMAGING (PLIIM) BASED CAMERA SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY PRODUCING DI October 11, 2005
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
6948659 Hand-supportable planar laser illumination and imaging (PLIIM) device September 27, 2005
A hand-supportable linear-type planar laser illumination and imaging (PLIIM) based device comprising a linear image formation and detection (IFD) module having a linear array of image detection elements and also image formation optics having a field of view (FOV) focusing a linear im
6913202 Planar laser illumination and imaging (PLIIM) engine July 5, 2005
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
6896184 PLANAR LASER ILLUMINATION AND IMAGING (PLIIM) SYSTEM EMPLOYING LASER-DIODE BASED PLANAR LASER IL May 24, 2005
A planar laser illumination and imaging (PLIIM) based system having a linear image formation and detection module disposed in a system housing, and having image formation optics with a field of view projectable through an aperture in the housing and onto an object moving relative thereto
6877662 Led-based planar light illumination and imaging (PLIIM) based camera system employing real-time April 12, 2005
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
6837437 Planar laser illumination modules (PLIMS) employed in a planar laser illumination and imaging (P January 4, 2005
In a planar light illumination and imaging (PLIIM) system, a planar light illumination module (PLIM) of compact construction produces a planar laser illumination beam (PLIB) which emanates substantially within a single plane along the direction of beam propagation towards an object to be
6830189 METHOD OF AND SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING DIGITAL IMAGES OF OBJECTS WITH SUBTANTIALLY REDUCED SPECKLE-N December 14, 2004
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
6830185 Method of and system for automatically producing digital images of a moving object, with pixels December 14, 2004
A method of and apparatus for automatically producing digital images of an object having a substantially uniform white level independent of the velocity of the object. The method comprising determining the velocity of an object moving relative to a planar light illumination and imaging
6830184 METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATICALLY COMPENSATING FOR VIEWING-ANGLE DISTORTION IN DIGITAL L December 14, 2004
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
6827265 Automatic vehicle identification and classification (AVIC) system employing a tunnel-arrangement December 7, 2004
An automatic vehicle classification and identification (AVIC) system for installation along a roadway. The system comprises first and second planar light illumination and imaging (PLIIM) based imaging and profiling subsystems mounted above and along side of the roadway. The function of
6786414 Planar laser illumination and imaging (PLIIM) systems September 7, 2004
A planar laser illumination and imaging system for illuminating an object and forming an image thereof. The planar laser illumination and imaging system which comprises an image formation and detection module having a field of view (FOV) focused at an image detecting array. A planar lase
6764008 Planar laser illumination and imaging (PLIIM) system employing an area-type image detection arra July 20, 2004
In a planar light illumination and imaging (PLIIM) system, a planar light illumination module (PLIM) of compact construction produces a planar laser illumination beam (PLIB) which emanates substantially within a single plane along the direction of beam propagation towards an object to be
6742711 Method of extending the working distance of a planar laser illumination and imaging system witho June 1, 2004
A method of extending the working distance of a planar laser illumination and imaging system without increasing the output power of the visible laser diode (VLD) sources employed therein. The method comprises the steps of: providing a planar laser illumination and imaging system having (
6742707 METHOD OF SPECKLE-NOISE PATTERN REDUCTION AND APPARATUS THEREFOR BASED ON REDUCING THE SPATIAL-C June 1, 2004
A planar laser illumination and imaging (PLIIM) based camera system capable of producing digital images with reduced levels of speckle-pattern noise. The PLIIM based camera system comprises a planar laser illumination array (PLIA) including a plurality of laser diodes for producing and p
6631842 Method of and system for producing images of objects using planar laser illumination beams and i October 14, 2003
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
6629641 Method of and system for producing images of objects using planar laser illumination beams and i October 7, 2003
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










 
 
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