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Robert J Hennick, Michael P Lacey, Robert C Hinkley, Melvin D McCall: Image sensor mounting system. Welch Allyn Data Collection, Wall Marjama & Bilinski, August 14, 2001: US06275388 (160 worldwide citation)

According to the invention, a multilayered image sensor is backmounted to a plate, and the plate in turn, is installed in a holding pocket of a device. In that the scheme takes advantage of a high controllability of a mounting plate's thickness, the mounting scheme provides for tight control of ...


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Raymond A Lia, Robert L Vivenzio: Endoscope steering section. Welch Allyn, Bruns and Wall, October 20, 1987: US04700693 (158 worldwide citation)

A steering section for an endoscope or borescope employs a plurality of steering cables passing through peripheral bores in axially aligned flat washers. Spacer beads are strung on the cables between the washers to define hinges for the bending of the steering section. Pairs of hemispherical beads a ...


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David G Perkins, Jon R Salvati, William M Wrisley, Ronald A Hauptli, Stephen C Wilson, Russ J Kalil, Richard A Monroe: Compact imaging instrument system. Welch Allyn, Wall Marjama Billinski & Burr, August 22, 2000: US06106457 (157 worldwide citation)

An imaging instrument includes a compact hand-held housing having an electronic imaging element supported within a housing, and a plurality of interchangeable instrument heads separably attachable to the housing. Each of the instrument heads includes an optical system disposed in alignment with the ...


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Michael Ehrhart: Optical reader having decoding and image capturing functionality. Welch Allyn Data Collection, Wall Marjama & Bilinski, September 13, 2005: US06942151 (153 worldwide citation)

The present invention is an imaging device which in one embodiment is equipped with decode functionality and is configured to operate in at least one of four user selected modes. In a first, “message only” mode, the device stores into a designated memory location a decoded-out message corresponding ...


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Steven R Slawson, Ronald A Hauptli, Chris R Roberts, Allan I Krauter, Ervin Goldfain: Focusing mechanism. Welch Allyn, Wall Marjama & Bilinsk, May 21, 2002: US06390625 (142 worldwide citation)

A focusing mechanism for an optical instrument includes an eyepiece having at least one lens element retained within an eyepiece housing, a stationary carrier for retaining the eyepiece, and a rotatable thumb wheel. A pair of levers operatively connect the eyepiece housing with the rotatable thumb w ...


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William H Havens, Charles M Hammond: Method and apparatus for extending operating range of bar code scanner. Welch Allyn Data Collection, Wall Marjama & Bilinski, November 29, 2005: US06969003 (140 worldwide citation)

Briefly stated, the operating depth of field for a bar code scanner, preferably a laser scanner, is increased by placing a cubic phase mask (CPM) in the scanning beam. The masked beam is then scanned and reflected off a bar code and received by a photodetector. The received signal is then processed ...


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Thomas W Karpen, Kenneth A Wright, Gerard F Beckhusen, Mark A McClaude, William H Lagerway, Jeffrey B Powers, Theresa M West: Illumination system for optical reader. Welch Allyn, Harris Beach & Wilcox, July 4, 1995: US05430285 (139 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed an apparatus for illuminating a sensing region having an object therein, comprising a reflector that is elongated in a first plane, the reflector having a width dimension that is less than a width dimension of a sensing region to be illuminated, and further having a first curved p ...


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Charles M Hammond Jr: Optical reader with dual vertically oriented photoemitters. Welch Allyn, Wall and Roehrig, July 23, 1991: US05034619 (139 worldwide citation)

An optical reader is designed to be insensitive to specular reflection, particularly at tapered lead-in areas to the left and right of a coded record on a record member. The optical reader includes a photosensor that is oriented with its optical axis along the reader optical center line so as to be ...


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James A Parker, Jeffrey Pine, Thomas J Koziol, Michael A Ehrhart, Andrew Longacre Jr, Robert M Hussey, George S Smith: Data structure for an optical reader. Welch Allyn Data Collection, Wall Marjama & Bilinski, June 17, 2003: US06578766 (138 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to an optical reading system comprising an optical reader and a host processor. In one aspect of the invention, the host processor may be configured to transmit a component control instruction in response to a user input command input by a user of the host processor to remotely ...


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Jimmie B Allred III, Richard Bingham: Endoscope steering section. Welch Allyn, Wall and Roehrig, January 10, 1989: US04796607 (136 worldwide citation)

A steering section for an endoscope or borescope employs a plurality of steering cables that pass through peripheral bores of axially aligned flat washers. Spacer beads are strung on the cables between the washers to define hinge points for the bending of the steering section. The spacer beads are t ...