Extreme Networks. has filed a patent for a scanning system that includes a cradle with a force sensor and a barcode scanner with an imaging assembly. The system retains the scanner within the cradle cavity when vibration exceeds a threshold value or when mounted in a specific orientation. GlobalData’s report on Extreme Networks gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Scanning system with cradle and barcode scanner for vibration protection

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Extreme Networks Inc

A newly filed patent (Publication Number: US20240037359A1) describes a scanning system that includes a cradle and a barcode scanner. The cradle features a cradle cavity portion, a cradle controller, a force sensor, and a first securing feature. The barcode scanner comprises a housing with a scanner housing cavity, an imaging assembly, a scanner controller, and a second securing feature. When the force sensor detects excessive vibration or the cradle is mounted in a specific orientation, the first and second securing features interact to keep the barcode scanner securely in place within the cradle cavity.

Furthermore, the patent details various configurations for the securing features, including magnetic elements, latches, and cavities. The force sensor, which can be an accelerometer, communicates wirelessly with the cradle controller to activate the securing feature when needed. Additionally, the patent outlines a method for selectively retaining the barcode scanner within the cradle cavity by sensing vibration or orientation changes and engaging the securing features accordingly. The force sensor's wireless communication with the controller ensures prompt activation of the securing feature, enhancing the overall functionality of the scanning system.

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