US Patent No: 7,490,774

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Hand-supportable imaging based bar code symbol reader employing automatic light exposure measurement and illumination control subsystem integrated therein

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A hand-supportable digital imaging-based bar code symbol reading device comprises: an IR-based object presence and range detection subsystem; a area-type image formation and detection subsystem having an image capture modes of operation; a multi-mode led-based illumination subsystem for providing a narrow-band field of illumination; an automatic light exposure measurement and illumination control subsystem; an image capturing and buffering subsystem; a image-processing bar code symbol reading subsystem; an input/output subsystem; and a system control subsystem integrated with each of the above-described subsystems. The automatic light exposure measurement and illumination control subsystem has a light collecting element and a photodiode arranged within the hand-supportable housing, wherein incident illumination is collected from the predetermined portion of the FOV using the light collecting element, and then focused upon the photodiode for detection of the intensity of incident illumination and subsequent processing by the automatic light exposure measurement and illumination control subsystem.

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METROLOGIC INSTRUMENTS, INC.BLACKWOOD, NJ353

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Amundsen, Thomas Turnersville , US 148 2463
Au, Ka Man Philadelphia , US 144 2577
Bonanno, John Woodbury , US 46 917
Byun, Sung Cherry Hill , US 50 972
Ghosh, Sankar Boothwyn , US 86 1544
Hou, Rui Suzhou , CN 66 964
Knowles, C Harry Moorestown, US 239 4773
Kotlarsky, Anatoly Holland , US 139 2148
Liu, Liang Suzhou , CN 550 4851
Liu, Yong Suzhou , CN 490 3944
Russell, Garrett Wilmington , US 95 2072
Schmidt, Mark Williamstown , US 153 1963
Schnee, Michael Aston , US 50 1186
Spatafore, Pasqual Marlton, US 35 804
Tao, Xi Suzhou , CN 73 1242
Yu, Hongpeng Tianjin , CN 42 900
Zhang, Wenhua Suzhou , CN 58 917
Zhu, Xiaoxun Marlton , US 290 4779

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