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Optical pattern projector

An optical pattern projector used for projecting a structured-light pattern onto an object for dimensioning is presented. The optical pattern projector utilizes a laser array, a lenslet array, a lens, and a diffractive optical element to create a repeated pattern of projected dots. The pattern repetition is based on the... Hand Held Products Inc

Secure unattended network authentication

A system for secure network access by unattended devices is described. The system describes how unattended devices that have encrypted data at rest and/or require secure authentication to an open network may procure the access credentials for authentication and/or decryption. With these access credentials, then the unattended devices may exchange... Hand Held Products Inc

Mobile imaging barcode scanner

Performance and size improvements in indicia readers are disclosed. The improvements provide for the integration of a barcode image scanner in a size restricted mobile computer device, such as a slim mobile data terminal or a smart mobile phone, and provide for the ability for the indicia reader to read... Hand Held Products Inc

System and securing sensitive data

An approach is provided for securing data in a technical environment. In one embodiment, a processor obtains a first file, which when executed installs a first portion of a second file and an assembly key to assemble the second file. The processor executes this first file and then obtains the... Hand Held Products Inc

Three dimensional aimer for barcode scanning

A method of assisting in focusing a three dimensional camera system on an object within a field of view is disclosed. The process involves at the camera system, determining a distance D in a z direction, within the field of view, to a current focal plane; and rendering to a... Hand Held Products Inc

Dimensioning system

A terminal for measuring at least one dimension of an object includes a range camera, a visible camera, and a display that are fixed in position and orientation relative to each other. The range camera is configured to produce a range image of an area in which the object is... Hand Held Products Inc

Apparatus and embedding meta-data in a captured image

Methods and apparatuses generate and render data embedded with associated meta-data in a human or machine recognizable format. The apparatus includes an obtaining device to acquire first data in a predetermined format and associated second data comprising information of the first data, and to output the first data and the... Hand Held Products Inc

Methods for provisioning a wireless beacon

A method to associate a unique identifier (ID) of an object, such as a Bluetooth Low Energy beacon, to a spatial coordinate in a facility is described. In one embodiment, the method utilizes a visual indicator, such a barcode to transfer a beacon's unique ID to a mobile device. In... Hand Held Products Inc

Electronic device with wireless path selection capability

A portable encoded information reading (EIR) terminal for incorporation in a data collection system can comprise a terminal module communicatively coupled to a wireless interface module via a wired interface. The terminal module can include a central processing unit (CPU), a memory, and an encoded information reading (EIR) device. The... Hand Held Products Inc

Smart scan peripheral

A smart scan peripheral is capable of attaching to a mobile computing device (e.g., a smartphone) allowing the resulting combination to be used like a traditional gun scanner. The scan handle peripheral does not require a power source or any electrical connection to the mobile computing device but can operate... Hand Held Products Inc

Corrected projection perspective distortion

Projecting an image is described. A test pattern is rendered over each of two dimensions of a projection surface. Upon the rendered test pattern conforming to a perspective related specification for a spatial configuration of data disposed over the two dimensions the data are decoded. An angle of a projection... Hand Held Products Inc

Mobile dimensioner use in commerce

A mobile volume dimensioning device, i.e. a mobile dimensioner, is described that detects excessive measuring time and/or a repetitive range of measuring motion and receives a deactivation event upon detection of this inappropriate behavior so as to prevent the systematic reporting of either the highest or lowest dimensions in an... Hand Held Products Inc

Method for reading indicia off a display of a mobile device

A method of scanning and reading indicia off a display is disclosed. The method may utilize a light sensor of a mobile device to improve the quality of reading indicia, such as a barcode, off a display. A scanner illuminates the mobile device in order to increase the backlight intensity... Hand Held Products Inc

Minimizing laser persistence on two-dimensional image sensors

Systems and methods for minimizing laser persistence are provided. In one implementation, a timing circuit for controlling a barcode reader is provided. The timing circuit comprises a shutter control circuit configured to control an electronic shutter function of an image sensor and a laser control circuit configured to control the... Hand Held Products Inc

Interactive display

Information is presented on a touchscreen display. An available viewing surface area of the touchscreen is separated into a first zone and at least a second zone. The first zone is operable for presenting a critical portion of the information. The second zone is operable for receiving haptic user inputs.... Hand Held Products Inc

Imaging terminal, imaging sensor to determine document orientation based on bar code orientation and methods for operating the same

Embodiments of an image reader and/or methods of operating an image reader can capture an image, identify a bar code or IBI form within the captured image, and, store or display the captured image responsive to an orientation of the bar code.... Hand Held Products Inc

Evaluating image values

Images of items are evaluated. A first image of the item, having a view of two or more of its surfaces, is captured at a first time. A measurement of at least one dimension of one or more of the surfaces is computed and stored. A second image of the... Hand Held Products Inc

Depth sensor based auto-focus system for an indicia scanner

An indicia reading terminal has a three-dimensional depth sensor, a two dimensional image sensor, an autofocus lens assembly, and a processor. The three dimensional depth sensor captures a depth image of a field of view and create a depth map from the depth image, the depth map having one or... Hand Held Products Inc

Fleet power management through information storage sharing

Systems for power management of a fleet of devices through information storage sharing are described. According to one embodiment, each one of a group of networked devices offloads information to a substantially powered hub device before entering a low power consumption mode and receives the respective information back from the... Hand Held Products Inc

Barcode reader with viewing frame

Barcode reading devices for creating an easy-to-use experience are provided. In one implementation, a barcode reading apparatus comprises a housing having at least a scan body and an image sensor disposed within the housing. The image sensor is configured to read the barcode. The apparatus further includes a scanning frame... Hand Held Products Inc

Devices and methods employing dual target auto exposure

The method includes automatically adjusting a first control parameter in a device for capturing a first plurality of images, automatically adjusting a second control parameter in the device for capturing a second plurality of images such that automatic adjustment of the first control parameter is interspersed with, separate from, and... Hand Held Products Inc

Imaging scanner with positioning and display

An imaging scanner is provided. The image scanner has a housing. The housing contains a mirror, a camera, a transparent window for scanning, a transparent window for viewing positioned above the transparent window for scanning such that anything presented below the transparent window for scanning is visible in the transparent... Hand Held Products Inc

Systems and methods for determining microphone position

A method for determining a relative position of a microphone may include capturing speech audio from a user's mouth with the microphone so that the microphone outputs an electrical signal indicative of the speech audio; determining an indication of a position of the microphone relative to the user's mouth, which... Hand Held Products Inc

Energizing scanners

A device, mobile system, and method for scanning a source of information are described. During scan operations, the scanning device is energized by an on-board supercapacitor power source and is worn upon an extremity of a user. The scanning device is operable for scanning the information source, accessing the information... Hand Held Products Inc

Encoded information reading terminal with user-configurable multi-protocol wireless communication interface

An apparatus may include a microprocessor and a wireless communication interface configured to perform at least one of receiving a first radio signal or transmitting a second radio signal. The microprocessor may be configured to execute at least one of a base-band encoder software program or a base-band decoder software... Hand Held Products Inc

Wearable sled system for a mobile computer device

A wearable sled system for a mobile computer device includes an open-ended sled housing, a removable end cap, and a mounting assembly for mounting the sled housing onto a user's arm or belt. A mobile computer device is slidably received into the sled housing, and the end cap is received... Hand Held Products Inc

System and display of information using a vehicle-mount computer

A system and method displays information using a vehicle-mount computer. The system includes (i) an input device and a display device for inputting and displaying information; (ii) a motion detector for detecting vehicle motion; (iii) a proximity sensor for detecting proximity to an item; and (vi) a vehicle-mount computer in... Hand Held Products Inc

Indicia reader safety

Indicia readers may be configured with two illumination light sources: a primary light source for illuminating primary indicia (e.g., a barcode) and a secondary ultraviolet (UV) light source for revealing secondary indicia (e.g., UV fluorescent watermarks) that are used to protect against counterfeit and fraud. Ultraviolet light can be harmful.... Hand Held Products Inc

Universal connectivity for non-universal devices

A system includes at least one data collection device connected to a corresponding data terminal via a primary communication channel; and a central connectivity point connected to each data collection device via a wireless secondary communication channel so as to communicate with the at least one data collection device without... Hand Held Products Inc

Data collection system having reconfigurable data collection terminal

There is provided in one embodiment a data collection system including a data collection terminal having an encoded information reader device and a computer spaced apart from the data collection terminal. The data collection terminal in one embodiment can be configured to be responsive to configuration data expressed in an... Hand Held Products Inc

Eye gaze detection controlled indicia scanning system and method

By tracking a user's eyes, an indicia scanning system can make educated guesses as to what the user is interested in. This insight could be useful in dynamically configuring a camera system, configuring an indicia decoding process or even as a method to select data that the user is interested... Hand Held Products Inc

Automatic mode switching in a volume dimensioner

Dimensioners and methods for dimensioning an object includes capturing, using a dimensioning system with a single sensor, at least one range image of at least one field-of-view, and calculating dimensional data of the range images and storing the results. Wherein, the number of views captured of the object is automatically... Hand Held Products Inc

Active emergency exit systems for buildings

An active exit system may include one or more active exit signs, each exit sign having at least one sensor, a display, and a transceiver. Each active exit sign monitors building environmental conditions, monitors the locations of users and objects within the building, and assists in location services during normal... Hand Held Products Inc

Dual mode image sensor and using same

A dual mode image sensor is provided. The image sensor includes an on-chip sensing array, on-chip analog-to-digital converters, and an on-chip processor. The sensor array has rows and columns of discrete sensor elements. The dual mode image sensor has a scene sensing mode and an image capture mode, which use... Hand Held Products Inc

Minimum height cmos image sensor

A CMOS image sensor for a camera assembly is provided, having a sensor die with opposing faces, an upper face, and a lower face. On the upper face, the sensor die is provided with a sensor array, an analog-to-digital conversion module, a digital logic circuit, and a timing and clock... Hand Held Products Inc

12/14/17 / #20170358098

Scene change detection in a dimensioner

A package dimensioner is disclosed. A change in the pose of the package dimensioner is detected by background modeling the area of a measurement platform and then determining if a number of points in a scene are different in distance from the background model. Change in the pose can also... Hand Held Products Inc

12/14/17 / #20170358940

Managing energy usage in mobile devices

A battery powered mobile device has battery monitoring circuit that measures one or more parameters indicative of a current state of the battery. A plurality of operational systems and processes form a part of the mobile device. A programmed processor is programmed to carry out a process that includes: determining... Hand Held Products Inc

12/14/17 / #20170359459

Managing energy usage in mobile devices

A method for managing energy usage by a mobile device is described. An environmental characteristic is monitored over environments in which the mobile device is operable. A location of the mobile device is tracked in relation to the environments. The mobile device is informed with data relating to the environmental... Hand Held Products Inc

12/14/17 / #20170359860

Managing energy usage in mobile devices

A mobile device has one or more sensors that are configured to detect the presence of fog or frost on a surface of the mobile device. A battery provides power to the mobile device. An energy transfer element, when activated, removes fog or frost from a surface of the mobile... Hand Held Products Inc

12/07/17 / #20170351891

Wearable metrological apparatus

An apparatus for measuring dimension and weight is provided. In one implementation, the apparatus comprises a dimensioner, a force sensing device, and a portable control module. The dimensioner, which is mounted on headgear or body wear to be worn on the head or body of a user, is configured to... Hand Held Products Inc

12/07/17 / #20170353684

Image reader comprising cmos based image sensor array

The invention features an image reader and a corresponding method for capturing a sharp distortion free image of a target, such as a one or two-dimensional bar code. In one embodiment, the image reader comprises a two-dimensional CMOS based image sensor array, a timing module, an illumination module, and a... Hand Held Products Inc

11/30/17 / #20170345086

Computer-assisted shopping and product location

In general, techniques are described that enable crowdsourcing of product-related information. Product-related information may include availability and intra-store locations of various products at particular stores. An example system includes an interface, a memory, and one or more programmable processors configured to receive, at the interface an intra-store product location from... Hand Held Products Inc

11/23/17 / #20170337402

Tool verification a workflow process

A method is provided for verifying a tool for a workflow process. A processor receives workflow process comprising at least one workflow stage and identifies a task to be performed by a user, the task being at least a portion of workflow process. Processor receives decoded data from a tool,... Hand Held Products Inc

11/16/17 / #20170327360

System and monitoring an industrial vehicle

A system and method for monitoring an industrial vehicle are presented. The system includes a first imaging subsystem for acquiring a plurality of load-carrying-portion images. A cargo-detection subsystem is configured for analyzing each of the plurality of load-carrying-portion images to determine whether cargo is positioned on the load-carrying portion. A... Hand Held Products Inc

11/16/17 / #20170330007

Reconfigurable sled for a mobile device

A reconfigurable sled for a mobile device with camera is provided. The reconfigurable sled may be moved into different configurations in order to facilitate either normal or specialized use. For example, in a first configuration, the mobile device's camera is unobstructed and imaging may proceed normally. In a second configuration,... Hand Held Products Inc

11/02/17 / #20170316239

Method for updating indicia readers

An indicia reader system includes: an indicia reader for reading symbol indicia and producing a symbol signal representative of the symbol indicia, the indicia reader capable of transferring and receiving data formatted in a plurality of protocols; a controller capable of transferring and receiving data formatted in a plurality of... Hand Held Products Inc

10/26/17 / #20170308779

Indicia reading decoding decodable indicia employing stereoscopic imaging

An indicia reading device for decoding decodable indicia includes an illumination subsystem, an aimer subsystem, an imaging subsystem, a memory, and a processor. The illumination subsystem is operative for projecting an illumination pattern. The aimer subsystem is operative for projecting an aiming pattern. The imaging subsystem includes a stereoscopic imager.... Hand Held Products Inc

10/19/17 / #20170299851

Customizable aimer system for indicia reading terminal

An aimer system for an imaging-based indicia scanner includes a diaphragm comprising a light receiving side, a light projecting side positioned opposite the light receiving side, and a light passing aperture extending through the diaphragm from the light receiving side to the light projecting side and having a predetermined shape;... Hand Held Products Inc

10/19/17 / #20170299951

Optical redirection adapter

An optical redirection adapter for an electronic device having a camera includes a housing and an optical element. The optical element is attached to the housing and positioned such that, when the adapter is attached the electronic device, the optical element is positioned in the camera's field of view. The... Hand Held Products Inc

10/19/17 / #20170300727

Add-on device with configurable optics for an image scanner for scanning barcodes

An add-on device for an image scanner for scanning barcodes is provided. The add-on device includes a housing mounted to the standard range lens front on an image scanner, and a lens holder. The lens holder has a first position for holding a first lens, a second position being an... Hand Held Products Inc

10/19/17 / #20170300728

Imaging barcode reader with color-separated aimer and illuminator

A scanner for machine-readable symbols, such as barcodes and two-dimensional matrix symbols, employs at least two different light frequencies (colors). The first frequency supports accurate aiming of the scanner at a symbol. The second frequency supports illumination of a machine-readable symbol so that the reflected illumination light can be read... Hand Held Products Inc

10/19/17 / #20170300729

Indicia-reader having unitary-construction

A hand-held indicia-reading device includes a housing and a cable having a unitary-construction. The indicia-reader has a head portion with an indicia-reading system including a printed circuit board. The entire handle portion of the reader is typically over-molded onto a host-connector cable. The host-connector cable includes a circuit board connector... Hand Held Products Inc

10/12/17 / #20170293352

Multiple display modes on a mobile device

A display control system for controlling visual features on a mobile device, according to one embodiment, includes a display screen disposed on a front side of the mobile device and configured to display at least one user interface element for a user. A front-facing camera disposed on the front side... Hand Held Products Inc

10/12/17 / #20170293784

Filtering inventory objects using images in an rfid system

A method for filtering scanned objects displayed on a reader is provided. The reader may scan one or more transponders, and obtain, from a database, an image for each scanned transponder. Each transponder may be associated with an object (e.g., an item of retail inventory). The obtained image for each... Hand Held Products Inc

10/05/17 / #20170286734

Scanner assembly with removable shock mount

An indicia scanning assembly having a housing with a shock mount receiving space; and an elastomeric scan engine receiving shock mount positioned in the shock mount receiving space. The scan engine receiving shock mount has a first end with a scan engine receiving space.... Hand Held Products Inc

09/28/17 / #20170280053

Imaging device for producing high resolution images using subpixel shifts and using same

An imaging device for producing a high resolution image of a target with an imaging sensor and a method using the same is provided. The method is comprised of the steps of: determining, from the target size, resolution requirements of the image to be produced; capturing multiple individual low resolution... Hand Held Products Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265758

Monitoring user biometric parameters with nanotechnology in personal locator beacon

A personal locator beacon system has a personal locator beacon and a biometrics monitor. The personal locator beacon includes a first microprocessor, a first global positioning subsystem coupled to the first microprocessor, a first low energy transceiver coupled to the first microprocessor, and a first low energy antennae coupled to... Hand Held Products Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270504

Multifunction point of sale system

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... Hand Held Products Inc

09/14/17 / #20170262677

Indicia reader for size-limited applications

An indicia-reading module is capable of integration into the smallest face of thin-profile smart device. The module employs chip-on-board packaging and a customized sensor enclosure to eliminate the stack-up height found in conventional packaging. The module also employs a customized frame to reduce volume by integrating circuit subassembly circuit boards... Hand Held Products Inc

09/07/17 / #20170254702

System and determining if a surface is printed or a device screen

A system and method of determining if a surface contains print or is a screen of a device is provided. The method is comprised of the steps of: acquiring a spectral wavelength signature of the surface; comparing the spectral wavelength signature of the surface to RGB triple-peak emission spectra; scanning... Hand Held Products Inc

08/24/17 / #20170243039

Positioning an object with respect to a target location

Systems and methods are provided for positioning an object with respect to a target location, such as for auto-focusing. One implementation includes a positioning device, which includes a reference object having a plurality of dark-shaded bars arranged in parallel with and separated from each other by spaces equal to a... Hand Held Products Inc

08/10/17 / #20170227760

Beam shaping system and scanner

An elongated laser beam optical assembly. The assembly has a laser light source that produces a laser beam. A cylindrical anamorphic lens has a planar surface at a first end and an anamorphic surface at a second end thereof, the first end receiving the laser beam from the laser light... Hand Held Products Inc

08/10/17 / #20170229071

Dynamic identification badge

A presentation of visual information relates to an accurate identity of a person. Visible data corresponding to the identity is rendered upon a wearable badge associated uniquely with the person. The rendered visible data are augmented dynamically. The augmentation includes adding a conspicuous indication to the rendered visible data, in... Hand Held Products Inc

08/10/17 / #20170230639

Dimensioning system with feedback

A dimensioning system that analyzes a distance map for null-data pixels to provide feedback is disclosed. Null-data pixels correspond to missing range data and having too many in a distance map may lead to dimensioning errors. Providing feedback based on the number of null-data pixels helps a user understand and... Hand Held Products Inc

07/27/17 / #20170211931

Dimensioning system with guided alignment

A dimensioning system including a computing device running an alignment software program is disclosed. The alignment software uses range information from a range sensor in order to generate alignment messages. The alignment messages may help a user define a frame of reference and align the dimensioning system's range sensor for... Hand Held Products Inc

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07/27/17 / #20170212517

Vehicle positioning and object avoidance

A system is described for presenting information relating to lifting and moving a load object with a vehicle. Upon the lifting, a dimensioner determines a size and a shape of the load object, computes a corresponding spatial representation, and generates a corresponding video signal. During the moving, an imager observes... Hand Held Products Inc

07/27/17 / #20170213064

Enhanced matrix symbol error correction method

A system and method for error correction for machine-readable symbols having data codewords, and having error correction (EC) codewords derived from the data codewords and redundantly indicating the location and data contents of the data codewords. The symbols use Reed-Solomon (RS) error correction to retrieve damaged codewords. RS error correction... Hand Held Products Inc

07/20/17 / #20170205341

Multi-spectral imaging using longitudinal chromatic aberrations

Systems and methods for imaging a target object are provided. In one example, an imaging device comprises an objective lens having symmetry around an optical axis. The objective lens is configured to disperse images of a target object in longitudinal chromatic aberrations along the optical axis. The imaging device further... Hand Held Products Inc

07/20/17 / #20170206389

Handheld indicia reader having locking endcap

An indicia-reading device including an indicia-capturing subsystem for acquiring information about indicia within the indicia-capturing subsystem's field of view and an indicia-decoding module configured for decoding indicia information within the indicia-capturing subsystem's field of view. The device also includes a hand-supportable housing, a battery compartment, an end cap for holding... Hand Held Products Inc

07/20/17 / #20170206765

Safety system and method

A system and method are described. The system utilizes data entry devices commonly found in some workplaces, such as warehouses, to generate an emergency signal. The emergency signal is used to generate an emergency response. In one embodiment, an emergency sign with a printed emergency symbol may be scanned using... Hand Held Products Inc

07/13/17 / #20170199266

Programmable reference beacons

Search and rescue (SAR) systems utilizing Earth-orbiting satellites are provided. In one implementation, a SAR system comprises a plurality of reference beacons, each having a known geographical location, and a ground-based station. The ground-based station includes one or more antennas for communicating with the reference beacons via a plurality of... Hand Held Products Inc

07/13/17 / #20170200108

System and assessing worker performance

Logistical operations (e.g., warehouses) may use a voice-enabled workflow to facilitate the work tasks of a staff (i.e., population) of workers. Typically, it is necessary for a worker to travel from location-to-location to complete assigned work tasks. As such, a worker's time spent travelling often correlates with the worker's overall... Hand Held Products Inc

07/13/17 / #20170200275

Calculating weight using image data

Systems and methods for calculating the weight of an object are provided. In one implementation, an apparatus for calculating weight comprises an image capture device and a processing device. The image capture device is configured to capture a plurality of images of a platform configured to support an object to... Hand Held Products Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193259

Indicia-reading system

Indicia-reading systems include an auxiliary reading apparatus with wireless charging capability. The systems are configured to couple, transfer, and receive energy wirelessly between a base charging station and auxiliary indicia reader via resonating coils that include an impedance matching network. Wireless charging capability can save space at the point-of-sale and... Hand Held Products Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193432

Package physical characteristic identification system and method in supply chain management

The system and method disclosed herein uses the physical characteristics of a package, pallet, or any object for that fact to uniquely identify an object being shipped in the supply chain. The physical characteristics include, but are not limited to, the dimensions, weight, color, color variation and native markings (such... Hand Held Products Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193727

Devices, systems, and methods for optical validation

Existing currency validation (CVAL) devices, systems, and methods are too slow, costly, intrusive, and/or bulky to be routinely used in common transaction locations (e.g., at checkout, at an automatic teller machine, etc.). Presented herein are devices, systems, and methods to facilitate optical validation of documents, merchandise, or currency at common... Hand Held Products Inc

07/06/17 / #20170195968

Power management scheme for portable data collection devices utilizing location and position sensors

A data collection device (DCD) is placed in a first low power mode after the DCD has been in a first predetermined position, and placed in a second low power mode after a first predetermined period of time. In another embodiment the DCD includes a wireless telephone, and a proximity... Hand Held Products Inc

07/06/17 / #20170196011

Terminal configurable for use within an unknown regulatory domain

A terminal for use within an unknown regulatory domain, and a computer program product and method for configuring the terminal, are provided. The terminal can comprise first program instructions to actively scan one or more domain independent channels in a frequency band, second program instructions to configure the terminal for... Hand Held Products Inc

06/29/17 / #20170185818

Initial point establishment using an image of a portion of an object

A system and method of determining an initial point for a scan path may include acquiring, using a mobile device, an image of an object, the image comprising decodable indicia. Using the mobile device, data is decoded from the decodable indicia. Indicia dimensions of the decodable indicia are determined based... Hand Held Products Inc

06/22/17 / #20170180359

Method and system for tracking an electronic device at an electronic device docking station

A system and method for identifying an electronic device user and tracking the electronic device at a docking station is provided. The system includes a CPU, a database containing data corresponding to individual device users, a user identification station, and docking stations. The CPU has access to the database and... Hand Held Products Inc

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06/22/17 / #20170180577

System and border detection on a document and for producing an image of the document

A system of border detection on a document and for producing an image of the document is provided. In an exemplary embodiment, the system comprises: a frequency specific reflective border on the document; an image capture device; a filter tuned to the frequency of the reflective border; a border detection... Hand Held Products Inc

06/15/17 / #20170169198

Generation of randomized passwords for one-time usage

An electronic device dynamically generates a password for one-time only usage. The one-time password is constructed by placing, in a random sequential order: (i) several randomly chosen digits and (ii) several digits, which are randomly selected from personal identification numbers, which were previously provided by an authorized user. The current... Hand Held Products Inc

06/15/17 / #20170169265

Apparatus having hybrid monochrome and color image sensor array

There is provided in one embodiment an apparatus having an image sensor array. In one embodiment, the image sensor array can include monochrome pixels and color sensitive pixels. The monochrome pixels can be pixels without wavelength selective color filter elements. The color sensitive pixels can include wavelength selective color filter... Hand Held Products Inc

06/15/17 / #20170171035

Easy wi-fi connection system and method

A system and method for using an application program on a mobile device for connecting two external Wi-Fi devices. An application program on the mobile device will search for all Wi-Fi devices in range and show them as icons on a user interface on the mobile device. If the user... Hand Held Products Inc

06/15/17 / #20170171703

Mobile device with configurable communication technology modes and geofences

Many machine-to-machine (M2M) devices and portable user devices have the ability to switch between cellular technology and satellite technology to ensure network connectivity. While the automatic handover is useful, there are situations where it is desirable to have greater control over the configuration of the communication modes of these devices.... Hand Held Products Inc

06/15/17 / #20170171803

Mobile device with configurable communication technology modes

Many machine-to-machine (M2M) devices and portable user devices have the ability to switch between cellular technology and satellite technology to ensure network connectivity. While the automatic handover is useful, there are situations where it is desirable to have greater control over the configuration of the communication modes of these devices.... Hand Held Products Inc

06/08/17 / #20170160441

Autofocus lens system

An autofocus lens system includes no conventional moving parts and has excellent speed and low power consumption. The system includes a small electronically-controlled focusing-module lens. The focusing-module lens includes two adjustable polymeric surfaces (e.g., two adjustable-surface lenses in a back-to-back configuration). The curvature of the surfaces can be adjusted to... Hand Held Products Inc

06/08/17 / #20170161533

Code symbol reading system having adaptive autofocus

A system for reading code symbols includes an imaging subsystem that includes a focusing module and an image processor. The image processor selects an initial, predicted focal distance for the imaging subsystem's focusing module with respect to a code symbol. The focal distance for each successfully decoded code symbol is... Hand Held Products Inc

05/25/17 / #20170147843

Device having light source to reduce surface pathogens

A self-disinfecting device includes a housing with translucent material and an internal light source that is used to reduce surface pathogens on the translucent material. The device includes a processor and a light source positioned within the housing. At least a portion of the housing is translucent to radiation, and... Hand Held Products Inc

05/25/17 / #20170147844

Add-on device with configurable optics for an image scanner for scanning barcodes

An add-on device for an image scanner for scanning barcodes is provided. The add-on device includes a housing mounted to the standard range lens front on an image scanner, and a lens holder. The lens holder has a first position for holding a first lens, a second position being an... Hand Held Products Inc

05/25/17 / #20170150124

High resolution dot pattern

The present invention embraces a system for measuring the 3D shape of an object using a structured light projector and an image sensor such as a scanner or camera. The structured light projector “projects” a pseudo random dot pattern onto the object that is positioned on a planar surface. The... Hand Held Products Inc

05/18/17 / #20170139012

Expected battery life notification

A battery powered device has a rechargeable battery and a display. A programmed processor is programmed to: determine a charge state of the rechargeable battery; detect a trigger event; calculate an estimate of remaining battery time from the determined charge state; compare the determined charge state with a threshold value;... Hand Held Products Inc

05/18/17 / #20170139484

Indicia-reading systems having an interface with a user's nervous system

Indicia-reading systems that interface with a user's nervous system include a device with electrodes capable of detecting electromagnetic signals produced in the brain or skeletal muscles of a user. The systems also include a computer with a processor and memory. The computer is configured to monitor the electromagnetic signals that... Hand Held Products Inc

05/18/17 / #20170140185

Pairing wireless scanner via rfid

A wireless scanner is described that performs a pairing operation with a wireless scanner base before commencing scanning operations in a wireless scanner network. Radio frequency identification (RFID) is used to achieve the pairing operation of the wireless scanner with the wireless scanner base by using an RFID tag associated... Hand Held Products Inc

05/18/17 / #20170140329

In-vehicle package location identification at load and delivery times

A shelving and package locating system for delivery vehicles includes one or more shelves for storing packages within a delivery vehicle during delivery. Each package is associated with both a geographic delivery address and an assigned location on a particular shelf within the delivery vehicle. A GPS unit determines the... Hand Held Products Inc

05/18/17 / #20170140731

Irda converter tag

An infrared converter tag device is disclosed. A housing contains an infrared receiver that is ported through the housing to receive infrared encoded data and provide an electrical signal representing the encoded infrared data as an output. A display or a radio transmitter is provided and a processor is programmed... Hand Held Products Inc

05/18/17 / #20170141528

Laser aiming for mobile devices

Aiming a device at a target within a use environment is described. An intensity level of ambient lighting associated with the use environment is detected and a corresponding signal is generated. An emission of a beam operable for the aiming of the device is controlled. Upon the generated signal corresponding... Hand Held Products Inc

05/04/17 / #20170123598

System and focus on touch with a touch sensitive screen display

The disclosed embodiments help the user of an electronic device with a touch screen to quickly and accurately select an actionable component on the touch screen before launching an application and reduce errors that can occur by inadvertently touching the wrong component. This problem is solved by providing a way... Hand Held Products Inc

05/04/17 / #20170124369

Scanner assembly with removable shock mount

An indicia scanning assembly having a housing with a shock mount receiving space; and an elastomeric scan engine receiving shock mount positioned in the shock mount receiving space. The scan engine receiving shock mount has a first end with a scan engine receiving space.... Hand Held Products Inc

05/04/17 / #20170124396

Dynamically created and updated indoor positioning map

A system for creating and/or dynamically updating indoor positioning maps includes an augmented reality (AR) device and a computing device communicatively coupled to the AR device. The AR device has a display for displaying AR content to a user that overlaps the AR device's perspective view of an environment. The... Hand Held Products Inc

05/04/17 / #20170124687

Image transformation for indicia reading

Obtaining a good image is important for reading indicia. Often, however, objects are not well aligned with an indicia reader's digital imager. This misalignment may lead to images in which an indicium may appear distorted due to perspective. This perspective distortion makes indicia reading difficult. In general, perspective distortion of... Hand Held Products Inc

05/04/17 / #20170126873

Extended features for network communication

A network for communicating an exchange of data signals between multiple entities is described. The network has two or more channels. A first channel of the network is operable for exchanging a first portion of the data signals, based on a communication profile, between a first entity and one or... Hand Held Products Inc








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