Patent Number: 6,332,577

Title: System and method for converting multiple beam optical scanner

Abstract: A system for and a method of optical scanning which provide for converting between a multiple beam and a single beam optical scanner. In a preferred configuration, the scanner can be adapted to operate as either a single beam scanning system or a multiple beam scanning system. Light sources, mirrors, detectors, collection lenses, and other scanner components are added, removed, and/or replaced, thereby allowing the user to avoid having to purchase a new scanner when the user's performance requirements and/or cost restrictions vary.

Inventors: Acosta; Jorge L. (Eugene, OR), Rudeen; Robert W. (Eugene, OR)

Assignee: PSC Scanning, Inc.

International Classification: G06K 7/10 (20060101); G06K 007/10 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018