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Raymond A Lia, Robert L Vivenzio: Endoscope steering section. Welch Allyn, Bruns and Wall, October 20, 1987: US04700693 (153 worldwide citation)


A steering section for an endoscope or borescope employs a plurality of steering cables passing through peripheral bores in axially aligned flat washers. Spacer beads are strung on the cables between the washers to define hinges for the bending of the steering section. Pairs of hemispherical beads a ...


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Michael Ehrhart: Optical reader having decoding and image capturing functionality. Welch Allyn Data Collection, Wall Marjama & Bilinski, September 13, 2005: US06942151 (152 worldwide citation)


The present invention is an imaging device which in one embodiment is equipped with decode functionality and is configured to operate in at least one of four user selected modes. In a first, “message only” mode, the device stores into a designated memory location a decoded-out message corresponding ...


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David G Perkins, Jon R Salvati, William M Wrisley, Ronald A Hauptli, Stephen C Wilson, Russ J Kalil, Richard A Monroe: Compact imaging instrument system. Welch Allyn, Wall Marjama Billinski & Burr, August 22, 2000: US06106457 (148 worldwide citation)


An imaging instrument includes a compact hand-held housing having an electronic imaging element supported within a housing, and a plurality of interchangeable instrument heads separably attachable to the housing. Each of the instrument heads includes an optical system disposed in alignment with the ...


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Charles P Barber, Carl W Gerst III, George S Smith II, Robert M Hussey, Robert C Gardiner, Matthew W Pankow: Imaging apparatus having imaging assembly. Welch Allyn Data Collection, Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P C, October 15, 2013: US08559767 (143 worldwide citation)


There is described an imaging apparatus having an imaging assembly that includes an image sensor. The imaging apparatus can capture a frame of image data having image data corresponding to a first set of pixels of the image sensor. The imaging apparatus can capture a frame or image data having image ...


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Steven R Slawson, Ronald A Hauptli, Chris R Roberts, Allan I Krauter, Ervin Goldfain: Focusing mechanism. Welch Allyn, Wall Marjama & Bilinsk, May 21, 2002: US06390625 (142 worldwide citation)


A focusing mechanism for an optical instrument includes an eyepiece having at least one lens element retained within an eyepiece housing, a stationary carrier for retaining the eyepiece, and a rotatable thumb wheel. A pair of levers operatively connect the eyepiece housing with the rotatable thumb w ...


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Thomas W Karpen, Kenneth A Wright, Gerard F Beckhusen, Mark A McClaude, William H Lagerway, Jeffrey B Powers, Theresa M West: Illumination system for optical reader. Welch Allyn, Harris Beach & Wilcox, July 4, 1995: US05430285 (139 worldwide citation)


There is disclosed an apparatus for illuminating a sensing region having an object therein, comprising a reflector that is elongated in a first plane, the reflector having a width dimension that is less than a width dimension of a sensing region to be illuminated, and further having a first curved p ...


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Charles M Hammond Jr: Optical reader with dual vertically oriented photoemitters. Welch Allyn, Wall and Roehrig, July 23, 1991: US05034619 (139 worldwide citation)


An optical reader is designed to be insensitive to specular reflection, particularly at tapered lead-in areas to the left and right of a coded record on a record member. The optical reader includes a photosensor that is oriented with its optical axis along the reader optical center line so as to be ...


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James A Parker, Jeffrey Pine, Thomas J Koziol, Michael A Ehrhart, Andrew Longacre Jr, Robert M Hussey, George S Smith: Data structure for an optical reader. Welch Allyn Data Collection, Wall Marjama & Bilinski, June 17, 2003: US06578766 (138 worldwide citation)


The invention relates to an optical reading system comprising an optical reader and a host processor. In one aspect of the invention, the host processor may be configured to transmit a component control instruction in response to a user input command input by a user of the host processor to remotely ...


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William H Havens, Charles M Hammond: Method and apparatus for extending operating range of bar code scanner. Welch Allyn Data Collection, Wall Marjama & Bilinski, November 29, 2005: US06969003 (137 worldwide citation)


Briefly stated, the operating depth of field for a bar code scanner, preferably a laser scanner, is increased by placing a cubic phase mask (CPM) in the scanning beam. The masked beam is then scanned and reflected off a bar code and received by a photodetector. The received signal is then processed ...


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Todd A Dueker, Michael A Ehrhart, Robert M Hussey: Lottery game ticket processing apparatus. Welch Allyn Data Collection, Wall Marjama & Bilinski, December 5, 2000: US06155491 (131 worldwide citation)


The invention is an apparatus for processing a lottery game ticket including an imaging subsystem, and a controller for capturing image data corresponding to substantially at least one entire surface of the game ticket. The apparatus determines if scratch-off material has been removed from the game ...



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