Patent Number: 6,298,175

Title: Object sensor system comprising controlled light source

Abstract: This relates to a system for sensing the presence of an object in the fieldof view of an imaging assembly of a stationary position optical reader.The system includes a light source disposed in a field of view of theimaging assembly, which is configured to emit light in the direction ofthe imaging assembly according to a predetermined light pattern. Adetermination as to whether an object is present in a presentation area ofthe reader system is made by detecting for the presence of the lightpattern in image information generated by the imaging assembly.

Inventors: Longacre, Jr.; Andrew (Skaneateles, NY), Husssey; Robert M. (Liverpool, NY)


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Expiration Date: 10/02/2013