Patents by Inventor Boris Metlitsky

Boris Metlitsky has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 6688526
    Abstract: A clip mounted bar code reader worn by a user initiates scanning of a field of view when the reader detects or senses that objects are proximity to the reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Boris Metlitsky, Mark Krichever, Edward Barkan, Howard M. Shepard, Jerome Swartz
  • Patent number: 6672513
    Abstract: An information processing system adapted to be worn on the body of a user, the system a module for processing data capable of being worn by a user; and a band secured to the module and adapted to be secured around a part of the user's body so as to support the module and to allow the user to utilize the module, the band incorporating a battery for powering the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Bard, Joseph Katz, Frederic Heiman, Paul Dvorkis, Edward Barkan, Jerome Swartz, Boris Metlitsky, Miklos Stern, Mark Krichever
  • Patent number: 6478225
    Abstract: An adaptive system and a method for reading bar code symbols or the like, including a scanner for generating a light beam directed toward a target, the light beam sweeping the symbol to be read. The system further includes a photodetector for receiving reflected light from such symbol, and circuitry to determine whether the signal received is sufficiently distinct to determine that a valid symbol has been scanned, and signal processing circuitry having adjustable gain, bandwidth, and digitizer threshold characteristics for processing such signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Swartz, Edward Barkan, Glenn S. Spitz, Joseph Katz, Boris Metlitsky
  • Publication number: 20020113129
    Abstract: A mountable bar code reader initiates scanning of indicia, such as bar code symbols, when the reader detects or senses objects bearing the indicia in proximity to the reader. The reader can be mounted on an operator or on a stationary installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2002
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Inventors: Boris Metlitsky, Mark Krichever, Edward Barkan, Howard M. Shepard, Jerome Swartz
  • Publication number: 20020092913
    Abstract: An optical scanning system for reading indicia of differing light reflectivity has an optical scan module which is adapted to be mounted on a finger of a user. A first peripheral module, preferably in the form of a wrist watch, has a receiver which detects the reflected light. A second peripheral module, mounted on the other arm of the user, communicates with the first module by radio frequency transmission. According to other aspects of the invention, the light detector may be mounted in a housing which is separate and part from the optical scan module. According to another aspect, a laser pointer or scanner is mounted to a ring which is arranged to be worn on a single finger of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Inventors: Simon Bard, Joseph Katz, Frederic Heiman, Paul Dvorkis, Edward Barkan, Jerome Swartz, Boris Metlitsky, Miklos Stern, Mark Krichever
  • Patent number: 6360949
    Abstract: A miniaturized electro-optical, retro-reflective scanning module. The module has a base, a first circuit board, and a second circuit board mounted substantially orthogonal to the first circuit board. The base supports a light emitter for producing a scanning beam and optical elements for directing and collecting light energy. The emitted beam reflects off a fold mirror onto a reflector mounted on a drive for oscillation. The oscillating reflector, in turn, redirects the beam onto an indicia being read. The reflected light is reflected off the oscillating reflector and directed to the collection mirror before reaching a detector. The detector included in the module senses light reflected from an indicia scanned by the beam. The reflector is driven by an electro-magnetiz driven system, including a flexure and an actuation arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard Shepard, Edward D. Barkan, Paul Dvorkis, Boris Metlitsky, Raj Bridgelall, Vladimir Gurevich, Mark Krichever, Yajun Li, Joseph Katz, Vincent Luciano
  • Patent number: 6347744
    Abstract: An electro-optical, retroreflective scanning module has a base, a first circuit board, and a second circuit board mounted orthogonal to the first circuit board. The base supports a light emitter for producing a scanning beam. The beam reflects off a generally planar scan mirror affixed to a stationary concave collection mirror, to a reflector mounted on a drive for oscillation. A detector included in the module senses light reflected from an indicia scanned by the beam. The reflected light is reflected off the reflector and directed to the collection mirror before reaching the detector. The beam and the field of view of the detector are simultaneously scanned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2002
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Boris Metlitsky
  • Patent number: 6308892
    Abstract: A battery pack is detachably secured by a snap-type action to a handle of a generally gun-shaped scanning head in a system for electro-optically reading coded indicia, such as bar code symbols. The battery pack includes a set of rechargeable batteries mounted in a casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Swartz, Howard M. Shepard, Eric F. Barkan, Mark J. Krichever, Boris Metlitsky, Edward Barkan, Alexander M. Adelson
  • Patent number: 6247648
    Abstract: A bar code scanner and method for scanning a bar code symbol that splits a light beam using a liquid crystal device and directs the split light beams toward a bar code symbol using a moveable mirror. The light reflected by the symbol from each of the split light beams is summed and converted to an electrical signal indicative of the bar code symbol. The electrical signal is processed to decode the bar code symbol, but, if decoding is unsuccessful, the liquid crystal device is changed to affect the number of split light beams incident on the bar code symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Katz, Boris Metlitsky, Emanuel Marom
  • Patent number: 6220514
    Abstract: An optical scanner for reading indicia having areas of different light reflectivity, such as bar code symbols includes a stationary, multi-surface, fold mirror having a first surface of a first aplanar profile and a second surface of a second, different aplanar profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Dvorkis, Edward Barkan, Howard Shepard, Vladimir Gurevich, Mark Krichever, Boris Metlitsky, David Tsi, Raj Bridgelall, Duanfeng He, Joseph Katz, Richard Isaac, Joel Kahn
  • Patent number: 6145746
    Abstract: An optical scanning system for reading indicia of differing light reflectivity has an optical scan module which is adapted to be mounted on a finger of a user. A first peripheral module, preferably in the form of a wrist watch, has a receiver which detects the reflected light. A second peripheral module, mounted on the other arm of the user, communicates with the first module by radio frequency transmission. According to other aspects of the invention, the light detector may be mounted in a housing which is separate and part from the optical scan module. According to another aspect, a laser pointer or scanner is mounted to a ring which is arranged to be worn on a single finger of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Bard, Joseph Katz, Frederic Heiman, Paul Dvorkis, Edward Barkan, Jerome Swartz, Boris Metlitsky, Miklos Stern, Mark Krichever
  • Patent number: 6062476
    Abstract: A scanning device incorporates a vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL). The laser diode may be mounted directly on an Si substrate which is adapted for movement to produce a scan pattern. A collimating lens may be directly mounted on the emitting surface of the laser. A plurality of lasers may be mounted on the substrate and operated in sequence without movement of the substrate to produce the effect of a scan. The scanning device emits visible or invisible light towards a target such as a bar code and a detector (mounted on the same or an adjacent substrate) senses the light reflected by the target to produce data which is decoded for further processing. A VCSEL uses low current and emits light from a relatively large area so that a relatively large amount of light is emitted for relatively small heat generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Miklos Stern, Joseph Katz, Joseph Campanelli, Paul Dvorkis, Boris Metlitsky, Varl Gurevich, Mark Krichever, Daniel R. McGlynn
  • Patent number: 6036098
    Abstract: A miniature high speed bar code scanning element is detachably mounted within an industry standard PCMCIA card for implementation in personal computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2000
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Goldman, Edward R. Alexander, Yajun Li, Simon Bard, Askold Strat, Joseph Katz, Boris Metlitsky
  • Patent number: 6024283
    Abstract: A bar code reader for reading a symbol located at a distance from the laser comprises an array of groups of reading elements and an array of selectable liquid crystal elements. Each of the groups of reading elements have an associated predetermined operating focal distance. At least one liquid crystal element corresponds to each group of reading elements. In the bar code reader, a device activates a selected liquid crystal element to transmit light to a selected group of reading elements. In this way, the reading elements can operate at a predetermined, fixed operating focal distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Campanelli, Paul Dvorkis, Boris Metlitsky, Daniel R. McGlynn
  • Patent number: 6015090
    Abstract: A hand-mountable adaptive bar code scanner includes a scanner for generating a light beam directed toward a target, the light beam sweeping the symbol to be read. The scanner further includes a photodetector for receiving reflected light from such symbol, and circuitry to determine whether the signal received is sufficiently distinct to determine that a valid symbol has been scanned, and signal processing circuitry having adjustable gain, bandwidth, and digitizer threshold characteristics for processing such signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2000
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Swartz, Edward Barkan, Glenn S. Spitz, Joseph Katz, Boris Metlitsky
  • Patent number: 6000617
    Abstract: An auditory beeper mounted in a hand-held scanning head of an electro-optical system for reading light-reflective indicia signals a user that the indicium has been found and is ready to be read by generating a series of sounds or beeps whose rate of beeping changes upon finding the indicium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Swartz, Howard M. Shepard, Eric F. Barkan, Alexander M. Adelson, Mark J. Krichever, Boris Metlitsky, Edward Barkan
  • Patent number: 5988502
    Abstract: A wavelength selector in an optical scanner is operative for selecting a first laser beam having a predetermined wavelength to produce a first scan pattern, and for selecting a second laser beam having a different wavelength to produce a second scan pattern. The scan patterns have a different number of scan lines. The selected scan pattern is scanned over indicia, e.g., a bar code symbol, to be read.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Krichever, Joseph Campanelli, Lisa Courtney, Peter Fazekas, Joel Kahn, Jerome Swartz, Vladimir Gurevich, Boris Metlitsky
  • Patent number: 5969327
    Abstract: An electro-optical bar code symbol reader initiates reading of a symbol when a target bearing the symbol is detected within a predetermined distance of the reader. The reader is mounted on an operator's arm by being strapped around the operator's wrist. A keyboard and a display are provided on the reader for data entry and display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Boris Metlitsky, Mark Krichever, Edward Barkan, Howard M. Shepard, Jerome Swartz
  • Patent number: 5969323
    Abstract: An optical reader for reading indicia such as bar codes comprises a first and second light source for generating first and second light beams of mutually orthogonal polarization orientations, and a polarized beam splitter for combining the beams without the effects of parallax or vignetting. One of the light sources is a short range light source and the other is a long range light source. The reader may be a scanner or a field of view reader. In addition, an optical reader is provided capable of reading all 2D symbologies comprising a flying spot laser scanner arrangement and a field of view reader. The respective laser sources generate light at different wavelengths and a dichroic filter is provided to allow either system to be used without parallax effects. The laser scanner beam can be used to aim the reader when carrying out field of view reading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir Gurevich, Mark Krichever, Boris Metlitsky, Paul Dvorkis
  • Patent number: RE40101
    Abstract: A wavelength selector in an optical scanner is operative for selecting a first laser beam having a predetermined wavelength to produce a first scan pattern, and for selecting a second laser beam having a different wavelength to produce a second scan pattern. The scan patterns have a different number of scan lines. The selected scan pattern is scanned over indicia, e.g., a bar code symbol, to be read.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Krichever, Joseph Campanelli, Lisa Courtney, Peter Fazekas, Joel Kahn, Jerome Swartz, Vladimir Gurevich, Boris Metlitsky