07086596 is referenced by 198 patents and cites 163 patents.

The invention relates to a microprocessor-based decoder board for an optical reader having in one embodiment a plurality of imaging modules that provide frames of image data having a plurality of formats. In one method for operating the decoder board of the invention, and a multiple imaging module reader comprising the decoder board, a frame of image data captured by a selected imaging module is decoded. The decoder board determines the format of the frame of image data from information about which of the plurality of imaging modules provided the frame of image data or from information about the frame of image data, activates as necessary a command to prepare the decoder board to decode the frame of image data according to the format provided by the imaging module, and performs the decoding.

Title
Decoder board for an optical reader utilizing a plurality of imaging formats
Application Number
10/339439
Publication Number
7086596 (B2)
Application Date
January 9, 2003
Publication Date
August 8, 2006
Inventor
John Pettinelli
Rome
NY, US
Andrew Longacre Jr
Skaneateles
NY, US
Thomas J Koziol
Camillus
NY, US
John Izzo
Auburn
NY, US
Jeffrey D Harper
Charlotte
NC, US
Robert C Gardiner
Fayetteville
NY, US
Timothy P Meier
Camillus
NY, US
Agent
Wall Marjama & Bilinski
Assignee
Hand Held Products
NY, US
IPC
G06K 7/10
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