05825006 is referenced by 359 patents and cites 19 patents.

A method and apparatus for autodiscriminating and decoding any of a plurality of 1D linear bar code symbols which use different 1D symbologies and of 2D matrix bar code symbols which use different 2D finder patterns and 2D symbologies. A processor stores a plurality of 1D decoding programs, a plurality of 2D decoding programs, and a parameter table that specifies which of said programs are to be enabled. During 1D autodiscrimination, the processor makes no attempt to decode unknown symbols in accordance with 1D decoding programs that are not enabled. During 2D autodiscrimination, the processor makes no attempt to decode unknown 2D symbols in accordance with 2D decoding programs that are not enabled.

Title
Optical reader having improved autodiscrimination features
Application Number
205539
Publication Number
5825006
Application Date
September 3, 1996
Publication Date
October 20, 1998
Inventor
Thomas J Koziol
Camillus
NY, US
Michael A Ehrhart
Liverpool
NY, US
Robert M Hussey
Liverpool
NY, US
Andrew Longacre Jr
Skaneateles
NY, US
Agent
Wall Marjama Bilinski & Burr
Assignee
Welch Allyn
NY, US
IPC
G06K 7/10
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