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Brad R Reddersen, Thomas L Durant: Aiming beam system for optical data reading device. Spectra Physics Scanning Systems, Lyon & Lyon, March 22, 1994: US05296689 (218 worldwide citation)

An optical scanning system including an aiming system which is particularly suitable for handheld scanners where the outgoing light is scanned over a desired angle in a scan plane. The aiming system includes a light source generating an optical beam along an outgoing optical path toward an object to ...


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Jeffrey M Novak: Bar code lottery ticket handling system. Spectra Physics Scanning Systems, Thomas M Freiburger, August 24, 1993: US05239165 (159 worldwide citation)

A point of sale system involving a series of check stands with POS cash registers and bar code scanners includes a lottery ticket issuing and redemption system. A number pick stand in the store, apart from the checkout stands, enables the customer to choose numbers. Pick slips can be generated by th ...


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Bryan L Olmstead, Michael J Ahten, Bruce E Paris, Jorge L Acosta, James W Ring, Paul R Huss, Jon P C Williams, Alexander M McQueen, Randy L Person: Image reader with multi-focus lens. Spectra Physics Scanning Systems, Lyon & Lyon, September 29, 1998: US05814803 (125 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for reading bar codes or other images while reducing or eliminating the need for self-generated illumination. An image reader is preferably embodied as a handheld unit and comprises an efficient optical collection system including an aperture with a high aspect ratio and/or a ...


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Bryan L Olmstead, Michael J Ahten, Bruce E Paris, Jorge L Acosta, James W Ring, Paul R Huss, Jon P C Williams, Alexander M McQueen, Randy L Person: Method and apparatus for reading images without need for self-generated illumination source. Spectra Physics Scanning Systems, Lyon & Lyon, March 28, 2000: US06042012 (115 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for reading bar codes or other images while reducing or eliminating the need for self-generated illumination. An image reader is preferably embodied as a handheld unit and comprises an efficient optical collection system including an aperture with a high aspect ratio and/or a ...


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Craig D Cherry, Robert J Actis: Omnidirectional scanning method and apparatus. Spectra Physics Scanning Systems, Lyon & Lyon, August 29, 1995: US05446271 (113 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for reading encoded symbols such as bar code labels at any orientation to a raster scanning device. A pattern of virtual scan lines is selected over the two-dimensional imaging region according to the specifications of the images to be read. The pattern is generated by definin ...


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Bryan L Olmstead, Michael J Ahten, Bruce E Paris, Jorge L Acosta, James W Ring, Paul R Huss, Jon P C Williams, Alexander M McQueen, Randy L Person: Multi-focus optical reader with masked or apodized lens. Spectra Physics Scanning Systems, Lyon & Lyon, June 13, 2000: US06073851 (104 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for reading bar codes or other images while reducing or eliminating the need for self-generated illumination. An image reader is preferably embodied as a handheld unit and comprises an efficient optical collection system including an aperture with a high aspect ratio and/or a ...


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Brad R Reddersen, Phillip W Shepard, Rockie D Moch: Multiple-interface selection system for computer peripherals. Spectra Physics Scanning Systems, Lyon & Lyon, September 13, 1994: US05347113 (88 worldwide citation)

An interface selection and configuration system for a computer peripheral in which configuration for the peripheral and/or the host interface is at least in part accomplished by the interface connector cable. In a preferred embodiment, the computer peripheral is equipped with one or more hardware in ...


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Mohan L Bobba, Jorge L Acosta, Timothy J Eusterman, James W Ring, Alexander McQueen: Multiple plane scanning system for data reading applications. Spectra Physics Scanning Systems, Lyon & Lyon, December 12, 1995: US05475207 (87 worldwide citation)

An optical system and method for data reading. The preferred system is directed to a scanner which includes a multiple beam service, such as a laser diode and a beam splitter which generates first optical beam and a second optical beam, the first optical beam being directed toward one side of a scan ...


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Joseph F Rando: Multiple window scanner and method for multiple focal distance reading. Spectra Physics Scanning Systems, Lyon & Lyon, February 9, 1999: US05869827 (76 worldwide citation)

A multiple window data reading device and method for reading symbols such as bar codes through each window, data reading being focused to different focal distances in the scan volume with sensors provided to control focal distance setting from each of the windows.


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Glen Davis, Phillip W Shepard: Method and apparatus for reading multiple bar code formats. Spectra Physics Scanning Systems, Lyon & Lyon, January 2, 1996: US05481098 (71 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for increasing the speed of scanners reading multiple bar code symbologies by changing the order of priority in which the various symbologies are tested by the decoder. After a particular symbology has been read a given number of times in a row, its priority is increased. A pa ...



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