08448863 is referenced by 257 patents and cites 47 patents.

A POS-based bar code symbol reading system that reads bar code symbols on objects being passed through the 3D imaging or scanning volume supported by the system, and employs one or more object motion sensors (e.g. imaging based, IR Pulse-Doppler LIDAR-based, ultra-sonic energy based, etc.) to (i) measure or estimate the speed of objects being manually passed through the 3D imaging or scanning volume by the system operator, and (ii) visually and/or audibly display object scanning speed measures or estimates to provide the system operator with feedback for optimizing system throughput. The POS-based bar code symbol reading system has a performance advantage that leads to quicker customer checkout times and productivity gain that cannot be matched by the conventional bar code symbol scanning technology.

Title
Bar code symbol reading system supporting visual or/and audible display of product scan speed for throughput optimization in point of sale (POS) environments
Application Number
12/966330
Publication Number
8448863 (B2)
Application Date
December 13, 2010
Publication Date
May 28, 2013
Inventor
Xiaoxun Zhu
Suzhou
CN
Timothy Good
Clementon
NJ, US
Duane Ellis
Medford
NJ, US
Tao Xian
Columbus
NJ, US
Agent
Summa Additon & Ashe P A
Assignee
Metrologic Instruments
NJ, US
IPC
G06K 7/10
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