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Erik Van Horn, Patrick Anthony Giordano, Thomas Amundsen, Daniel James Olson, Robert Hugh Brady, Stephen Colavito, Kevin Saber, Thomas Haggerty, David M Wilz Sr: Bar code symbol reading system employing an extremely elongated laser scanning beam capable of reading poor and damaged quality bar code symbols with improved levels of performance. Metrologic Instruments, Summa Additon & Ashe P A, February 19, 2013: US08376233 (260 worldwide citation)

The system includes a housing having a light transmission window and produces an extremely-elongated laser beam having an elongation ratio (ER) that is defined as greater than 4.5 for any point within the working range of the laser scanning bar code symbol reading system. A laser scanning mechanism ...


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Erik Van Horn, Daniel James Olson: Method of and apparatus for managing and redeeming bar-coded coupons displayed from the light emitting display surfaces of information display devices. Metrologic Instruments, Summa Additon & Ashe P A, October 15, 2013: US08556176 (259 worldwide citation)

Improved methods of and apparatus for managing and redeeming bar-coded coupons that are displayed from a light emitting display surface of an information storage and display device, such as a cell-phone, a smart-phone, or a data communication device. The linear (1D) bar code symbols, associated with ...


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Erik Van Horn, Daniel James Olson: Apparatus for displaying bar codes from light emitting display surfaces. Metrologic Instruments, Additon Higgins Pendleton & Ashe P A, August 19, 2014: US08807432 (222 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a method of and apparatus for managing and redeeming bar-coded coupons that are displayed from a light emitting display surface of an information storage and display device, such as a cell-phone, a smart-phone, or a data communication device. The linear (1D) bar code symbols, associated ...


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Robert J Hennick, William H Havens, Timothy Meier, Scott McCloskey, Donald Anderson, Ynjiun P Wang, Robert M Hussey, Erik Van Horn, Sean P Kearney: Indicia reading terminals and methods for decoding decodable indicia employing light field imaging. Hand Held Products, Additon Higgins & Pendleton P A, March 17, 2015: US08978984 (206 worldwide citation)

A terminal for decoding decodable indicia includes a plenoptic imaging subsystem comprising an image sensor array and plenoptic imaging optics operable to project a plenoptic image of a space containing the decodable indicia onto the image sensor array, a hand held housing encapsulating a least a po ...


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Erik Van Horn, Sean Philip Kearney, Patrick Anthony Giordano, Timothy Good, Chandler Dickinson, Ka Man Au, David Wilz Sr, John A Furlong, Benjamin Hejl, Joseph A Walczyk, Larry Coyle, James Rosetti, Thomas Haggerty: Multifunction point of sale system. Hand Held Products, Additon Higgins & Pendleton P A, August 9, 2016: US09412242 (128 worldwide citation)

A point of sale system capable of operating in an indicia-reading mode or a verification mode is disclosed. In the indicia-reading mode, the point of sale system configures its illumination, imaging, and processing to read indicia as part of a normal checkout process. If triggered by a user or by an ...


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Gregory Rueblinger, Kevin Saber, Erik Van Horn, Colleen P Gannon, Mark Meagher: Axially reinforced flexible scan element. Hand Held Products, Additon Higgins & Pendleton P A, April 12, 2016: US09310609 (127 worldwide citation)

A flexible scan element for a laser scanner is disclosed. The flexible can element may be made from a non-linear elastomeric material that twists sufficiently for scan operation but resists unwanted motion from shock/vibration through the use of a rigid motion-limiting member encapsulated, at least ...


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Erik Van Horn, Stephen Colavito, Gregory Rueblinger, Gennady Germaine: Hand-mounted indicia-reading device with finger motion triggering. Hand Held Products, Additon Higgins & Pendleton P A, December 29, 2015: US09224027 (127 worldwide citation)

A wearable indicia reader is worn on the back of a user's hand such that the act of pointing the user's index finger is sufficient to align the indicia reader and trigger the indicia-reading process. Triggering is achieved by sensing the user's finger in an image or by breaking a light path in a pho ...


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Tao Xian, Gennady Germaine, Ynjiun Paul Wang, Stephen Colavito, Erik Van Horn: System and method for reading code symbols at long range using source power control. Hand Held Products, Additon Higgins & Pendleton P A, September 22, 2015: US09141839 (18 worldwide citation)

A system and method are presented for improving the performance of code scanners in the extended and far ranges. At these distances, the intensity of the laser beam reflected off the code symbol can be markedly decreased, thereby decreasing the likelihood of a successful reading of the code symbol b ...


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Chen Feng, Erik Van Horn, Tao Xian, Edward C Bremer, Sean Philip Kearney, Mehul Patel, Gregory Rueblinger, Timothy Good: Indicia-reader housing with an integrated optical structure. Hand Held Products, Additon Higgins & Pendleton P A, March 8, 2016: US09280693 (17 worldwide citation)

An imaging engine for an indicia reader that includes a dual-purposed housing is disclosed. The housing is configured to provide support and alignment for the imaging engine's optical modules. In addition, the housing includes an integrated optical structure to focus or project light to or from the ...