07128266 is referenced by 247 patents and cites 146 patents.

A hand-supportable digital imaging-based bar code symbol reading device comprises: an ir-based object presence and range detection subsystem; a multi-mode area-type image formation and detection subsystem having narrow-area and wide area image capture modes of operation; a multi-mode LED-based illumination subsystem having narrow-area and wide area illumination modes of operation; an automatic light exposure measurement and illumination control subsystem; an image capturing and buffering subsystem; a multi-mode image-processing bar code symbol reading subsystem; an input/output subsystem; a manually-activatable trigger switch; a system mode configuration parameter table; and a system control subsystem integrated with each of the above-described subsystems. The digital imaging-based bar code reading device supports narrow-area and wide-area modes of illumination and image capture, and can be configured and operated in numerous programmable modes of system operation to automatically read 1D and 2D bar code symbologies in a high-speed manner.

Title
Hand-supportable digital imaging-based bar code symbol reader supporting narrow-area and wide-area modes of illumination and image capture
Application Number
10/712787
Publication Number
7128266 (B2)
Application Date
November 13, 2003
Publication Date
October 31, 2006
Inventor
C Harry Knowles
Moorestown
NJ, US
John Bonanno
Woodbury
NJ, US
Garrett Russell
Wilmington
DE, US
Mark Schmidt
Williamstown
NJ, US
Sung Byun
Cherry Hill
NJ, US
Thomas Amundsen
Turnersville
NJ, US
Pasqual Spatafore
Marlton
NJ, US
Michael Schnee
Aston
PA, US
Sankar Ghosh
Boothwyn
PA, US
Anatoly Kotlarsky
Holland
PA, US
Wenhua Zhang
Suzhou
CN
Liang Liu
Suzhou
CN
Xi Tao
Suzhou
CN
Hongpeng Yu
Tianjin
CN
Rui Hou
Suzhou
CN
Ka Man Au
Philadelphia
PA, US
Yong Liu
Suzhou
CN
Xiaoxun Zhu
Marlton
NJ, US
Agent
Thomas J Perkowski Esq P C
Assignee
Metrologic Instruments
NJ, US
IPC
G02B 26/08
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