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1. (WO2017152004) DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR HIGH-SPEED BOTTOM SCANNING OF BARCODES

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/152004    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/020580
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Mar 04 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G07F 7/06
Applicants: DATALOGIC USA, INC.
Inventors: OLMSTEAD, Bryan L.
SCHMIDT, Mark
Title: DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR HIGH-SPEED BOTTOM SCANNING OF BARCODES
Abstract:
An improvement is made to a funnel used in connection with a conveyor belt to increase the scanning speed of barcodes on items moving through the funnel and onto the conveyor belt. The funnel includes a funnel protrusion that provides mechanical support and optical access to a bottom-facing barcode on the container. The increased field of view for the barcode created by the funnel protrusion allows for increased scanning speed. Further, a camera system may be used with the funnel to increase scanning speed. The camera system may include a plurality of cameras and a plurality of mirrors to obtain multiple perspectives of the container and provide different images for faster processing.