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Donald G Chandler, Eric P Batterman, Govind Shah: Polygonal information encoding article, process and system. United Parcel Service of America, James A Drobile, Raymond G Arner, January 23, 1990: US04896029 (256 worldwide citation)

The article of the invention is an optically readable label for storing encoded information, said label comprising a data array of a multiplicity of information-encoded polygons arranged in a predetermined geometric pattern, and said polygons having at least two different optical properties. A proce ...


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Donald G Chandler, Eric P Batterman, Govind Shah: Hexagonal, information encoding article, process and system. United Parcel Service of America, James A Drobile, Robert S Bramson, Raymond G Arner, October 17, 1989: US04874936 (228 worldwide citation)

The article of the invention is an optically readable label for storing encoded information, said label comprising a data energy of a multiplicity of information-encoded hexagons contiguously arranged in a honeycomb pattern, and having at least two different optical properties.


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Donald G Chandler, Eric P Batterman, Govind Shah: Polygonal information encoding article, process and system. United Parcel Service of America, James A Drobile, Raymond G Arner, March 5, 1991: US04998010 (190 worldwide citation)

The article of the invention is an optically readable label for storing encoded information, said label comprising a data array of a multiplicity of information-encoded polygons arranged in a predetermined geometric pattern, and said polygons having at least two different optical properties.


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Stefan Surka: Method and apparatus for processing low resolution images of degraded bar code symbols. United Parcel Service of America, James A Drobile, William H Murray, Daniel H Golub, January 4, 1994: US05276315 (126 worldwide citation)

A system is disclosed for processing a two dimensional digital image representative of a bar code symbol. The bar code symbol is oriented in a bar direction. The system includes means for dividing the two dimensional image into a plurality of two dimensional sections perpendicular to the bar directi ...


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Alexander Brandorff, John W Sussmeier: Method and apparatus for illumination and imaging of a surface using 2-D LED array. United Parcel Service of America, James A Drobile, William H Murray, Robert E Rosenthal, April 18, 1995: US05408084 (73 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for illuminating and imaging a surface includes a two-dimensional array of LEDs for providing uniform illumination to the surface, the LEDs being mounted on a planar surface with a centrally defined aperture, and a CCD-based camera with appropriate lensing for obtaining an image of the ...


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Johannes A S Bjorner, Kevin Y Hamada, Kenneth A Lais: Apparatus for the uniform illumination of a surface. United Parcel Service of America, James A Drobile, William H Murray, Robert E Rosenthal, May 17, 1994: US05313373 (60 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for providing uniform illumination to a surface includes a chamber defined by a wall, the wall having an opaque wall portion and a partially transparent wall portion. A light source such as a flash lamp, is mounted in the chamber. The interior surface of the chamber wall is light-reflec ...


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Steven L Smith, Joseph P Mulligan: Combined camera system. United Parcel Service of America, James A Drobile, William H Murray, Daniel H Golub, May 3, 1994: US05308960 (47 worldwide citation)

The camera system of the present invention simultaneously searches for a number of differing optical acquisition targets. Upon detecting an acquisition target it decodes according to corresponding differing decoding algorithms. To facilitate this operation there is a system bus as well as a dedicate ...


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Stefan Surka, Joe Zheng, Laura Kelmar: Method and apparatus for determining the displacement of a rectangular object with respect to a reference position. United Parcel Service of America, James A Drobile, William H Murray, Robert E Rosenthal, May 31, 1994: US05317388 (45 worldwide citation)

A method for determining the displacement in six degrees of freedom of a rectangular planar surface with respect to a reference position includes providing a reference image having projections of a defined lighting pattern having at least six points on a reference rectangular planar surface in the r ...


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James T Miller, Michael T McAlpin, Gordon Sanden, Mark L Snow: Cargo-carrying system for passenger aircraft. United Parcel Service General Services Co, James A Drobile, Robert A Koons Jr, Robert E Rosenthal, February 25, 1992: US05090639 (40 worldwide citation)

System for carrying cargo in a passenger aircraft having containers, floor panels, seat tracks, and cargo locks. Containers are dimensioned to pass through a passenger door of an aircraft, fit under the overhead luggage racks of the aircraft and, when one container is positioned on each side of the ...


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Govind Shah, David G Shaw, Donald G Chandler: System and method for acquiring an optical target. United Parcel Service of America, James A Drobile, William H Murray, Daniel H Golub, March 1, 1994: US05291564 (37 worldwide citation)

An optical target is acquired by an optical scanning system according to an in-band target frequency in an input signal from an optical scanning device. Both the in-band energy level and the out-of-band energy level of the input signal from the optical scanning device are determined. These two energ ...