Patents by Inventor Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV

Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV 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).

  • Publication number: 20210126479
    Abstract: Charging/recharging systems and charge status indicators are provided. In one implementation, a charge status indicator includes a charge sensing device configured to sense the charge of a rechargeable power supply. The charge status indicator further includes a detection device configured to compare the sensed charge with a plurality of predetermined levels in order to determine one of a plurality of capacity ranges of the rechargeable power supply. The charge status indicator also includes a first light emitting diode (LED), a second LED, and a switching circuit configured to switch the first and second LEDs on and off using a plurality of predefined illumination patterns to indicate the capacity range of the rechargeable power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Jiaqi Liu, Janna Yu, Lei Wang, Larry Ramsey-Macomber, Stephen J. Colavito, Derrick Cheng, Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV, Ka Man Au, Joseph Livingston, HongJian Jin, David Wilz, SR., Gavin Di
  • Patent number: 10990769
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods of manufacturing are described that provide improved tag identification. An example system includes a radio-frequency identification (RFID) scanner that receives a stream of RFID tags each associated with a respective article. The system further includes a first sensor attached to the RFID scanner that generates first positional data and a second sensor positioned separate from the first sensor that generates second positional data. The system also includes a computing device communicably coupled with the RFID scanner, the first sensor, and the second sensor. The computing device receives the stream of RFID tags, receives first positional data from the first sensor, receives second positional data from the second sensor, and determines an intended RFID tag from amongst the stream of RFID tags based upon the first positional data and the second positional data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ka Man Au, Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV, Michael J. Wells, Abhay Ravi Chandran, Rodney W. Chinn, Shashidhar Ramamurthy, Christopher T. Bouchat, Rene Martinez, Michael V. Miraglia
  • Patent number: 10897150
    Abstract: Charging/recharging systems and charge status indicators are provided. In one implementation, a charge status indicator includes a charge sensing device configured to sense the charge of a rechargeable power supply. The charge status indicator further includes a detection device configured to compare the sensed charge with a plurality of predetermined levels in order to determine one of a plurality of capacity ranges of the rechargeable power supply. The charge status indicator also includes a first light emitting diode (LED), a second LED, and a switching circuit configured to switch the first and second LEDs on and off using a plurality of predefined illumination patterns to indicate the capacity range of the rechargeable power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jiaqi Liu, Janna Yu, Lei Wang, Larry Ramsey-Macomber, Stephen J. Colavito, Derrik Cheng, Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV, Ka Man Au, Joseph Livingston, HongJian Jin, David Wilz, Sr., Gavin Di
  • Publication number: 20200022433
    Abstract: Various embodiments described herein illustrate a glove that includes an anterior portion and a posterior portion. The anterior portion is knitted seamlessly with the posterior portion to define a metacarpal region and a plurality of finger regions extending out from the metacarpal region. A first conductive pad is knitted on the anterior portion of the glove. The first conductive pad is knitted on a distal end portion of a first finger region. A second conductive pad knitted on the posterior portion of the glove. Further, the second conductive pad is knitted on a second finger region. An electronic device is removably attached to the posterior portion and is in electrical communication with the first conductive pad and the second conductive pad. The electronic device is triggered in an instance in which the first conductive pad contacts the second conductive pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Lin LU, Zhenjun ZHANG, Xianwei YAN, Haiming QU, Lori LUO, Mark Lee OBERPRILLER, Jana BACINSKA, Charles Joseph CUNNINGHAM, IV, Shixue YI, Congcong HUO, Jiqing FANG, Tianshi YE, Jing XU, Qiannan WANG, HongJian JIN, Kinvi Jinhui DING
  • Publication number: 20190222044
    Abstract: Charging/recharging systems and charge status indicators are provided. In one implementation, a charge status indicator includes a charge sensing device configured to sense the charge of a rechargeable power supply. The charge status indicator further includes a detection device configured to compare the sensed charge with a plurality of predetermined levels in order to determine one of a plurality of capacity ranges of the rechargeable power supply. The charge status indicator also includes a first light emitting diode (LED), a second LED, and a switching circuit configured to switch the first and second LEDs on and off using a plurality of predefined illumination patterns to indicate the capacity range of the rechargeable power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Jiaqi Liu, Janna Yu, Lie Wang, Larry Ramsey-Macomber, Stephen J. Colavito, Derrik Cheng, Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV, Ka Man Au, Joseph Livingston, HongJian Jin, David Wiltz, SR., Gavin Di
  • Patent number: 10185859
    Abstract: A reading system including: a primary reader for reading an information bearing device (IBD) having encoded IBD data provided therein for packetizing the encoded data and processing a first data packet of the packetized encoded data and transmitting a second data packet of the packetized encoded data; at least one auxiliary reader for receiving and processing the second data packet and the transmitting the processed second data packet; and wherein the processed first and second data packets are combined to produce decoded IBD data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: METROLOGIC INSTRUMENTS, INC.
    Inventor: Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV
  • Patent number: 10054517
    Abstract: Motion detection devices and systems are described herein. One motion detection device includes an inertial measurement unit (IMU) configured to measure velocity, orientation, and gravitational forces of the motion detection device and a computing component. The computing component can be configured to determine spectrum parameters of a mobile vehicle associated with the motion detection device using measurements from the IMU, determine IMU orientation parameters using measurements from the IMU, and estimate motion of the mobile vehicle using the spectrum parameters, the IMU orientation parameters, measurements from the IMU, and a motion estimation function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Haiyang Liu, Jeffrey Baker, Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV, William Stephen Caldwell
  • Patent number: 9898635
    Abstract: Point-of sale (POS) devices and checkout devices are provided. An exemplary checkout apparatus includes a plurality of sensing elements arranged in fixed relationship with each other at the mouth of a bag. At least one of the sensing elements senses a code arranged on a product as the product is being placed into the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Good, Sean Philip Kearney, Patrick Anthony Giordano, Erik Van Horn, Robert Pierce, Stephen Colavito, David Wilz, Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV, Michael Vincent Miraglia, Tao Xian
  • Publication number: 20170364725
    Abstract: A reading system including: a primary reader for reading an information bearing device (IBD) having encoded IBD data provided therein for packetizing the encoded data and processing a first data packet of the packetized encoded data and transmitting a second data packet of the packetized encoded data; at least one auxiliary reader for receiving and processing the second data packet and the transmitting the processed second data packet; and wherein the processed first and second data packets are combined to produce decoded IBD data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventor: Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV
  • Patent number: 9589169
    Abstract: A reading system including: a primary reader for reading an information bearing device (IBD) having encoded IBD data provided therein for packetizing the encoded data and processing a first data packet of the packetized encoded data and transmitting a second data packet of the packetized encoded data; at least one auxiliary reader for receiving and processing the second data packet and the transmitting the processed second data packet; and wherein the processed first and second data packets are combined to produce decoded IBD data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV
  • Publication number: 20160356675
    Abstract: Motion detection devices and systems are described herein. One motion detection device includes an inertial measurement unit (IMU) configured to measure velocity, orientation, and gravitational forces of the motion detection device and a computing component. The computing component can be configured to determine spectrum parameters of a mobile vehicle associated with the motion detection device using measurements from the IMU, determine IMU orientation parameters using measurements from the IMU, and estimate motion of the mobile vehicle using the spectrum parameters, the IMU orientation parameters, measurements from the IMU, and a motion estimation function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Haiyang Liu, Jeffrey Baker, Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV, William Stephen Caldwell
  • Patent number: 9423318
    Abstract: Motion detection devices and systems are described herein. One motion detection device includes an inertial measurement unit (IMU) configured to measure velocity, orientation, and gravitational forces of the motion detection device and a computing component. The computing component can be configured to determine spectrum parameters of a mobile vehicle associated with the motion detection device using measurements from the IMU, determine IMU orientation parameters using measurements from the IMU, and estimate motion of the mobile vehicle using the spectrum parameters, the IMU orientation parameters, measurements from the IMU, and a motion estimation function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Haiyang Liu, Jeffrey Baker, Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV, William Stephen Caldwell
  • Publication number: 20160188942
    Abstract: Point-of sale (POS) devices and checkout devices are provided. An exemplary checkout apparatus includes a plurality of sensing elements arranged in fixed relationship with each other at the mouth of a bag. At least one of the sensing elements senses a code arranged on a product as the product is being placed into the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Timothy Good, Sean Philip Kearney, Patrick Anthony Giordano, Erik Van Horn, Robert Pierce, Stephen Colavito, David Wilz, Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV, Michael Vincent Miraglia, Tao Xian
  • Patent number: 9261398
    Abstract: A POS-based checkout/scale system having (i) a bar code symbol reading subsystem for reading bar code symbols on products being purchased at a retail POS station, and (ii) a produce weigh scale having a weigh scale assembly for weighing one or more produce items on a weigh platter during produce weighing operations carried out at the time of checkout at said retail POS station. The system also includes an automatic produce weighing interference detection subsystem, supporting an IR-based light curtain about the weigh platter, automatically detects when any object is overhanging the weigh platter during produce weighing operations, and generates an alert signal when such conditions are automatically detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Amundsen, Sean Philip Kearney, Shane Michael Edmonds, Ynjiun Paul Wang, Timothy Good, Michael Miraglia, Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV, Xiaoxun Zhu, Patrick Anthony Giordano
  • Publication number: 20160033366
    Abstract: Motion detection devices and systems are described herein. One motion detection device includes an inertial measurement unit (IMU) configured to measure velocity, orientation, and gravitational forces of the motion detection device and a computing component. The computing component can be configured to determine spectrum parameters of a mobile vehicle associated with the motion detection device using measurements from the IMU, determine IMU orientation parameters using measurements from the IMU, and estimate motion of the mobile vehicle using the spectrum parameters, the IMU orientation parameters, measurements from the IMU, and a motion estimation function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Haiyang Liu, Jeffrey Baker, Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV, William Stephen Caldwell
  • Publication number: 20150347803
    Abstract: A reading system including: a primary reader for reading an information bearing device (IBD) having encoded IBD data provided therein for packetizing the encoded data and processing a first data packet of the packetized encoded data and transmitting a second data packet of the packetized encoded data; at least one auxiliary reader for receiving and processing the second data packet and the transmitting the processed second data packet; and wherein the processed first and second data packets are combined to produce decoded IBD data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventor: Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV
  • Publication number: 20150276470
    Abstract: A POS-based checkout/scale system having (i) a bar code symbol reading subsystem for reading bar code symbols on products being purchased at a retail POS station, and (ii) a produce weigh scale having a weigh scale assembly for weighing one or more produce items on a weigh platter during produce weighing operations carried out at the time of checkout at said retail POS station. The system also includes an automatic produce weighing interference detection subsystem, supporting an IR-based light curtain about the weigh platter, automatically detects when any object is overhanging the weigh platter during produce weighing operations, and generates an alert signal when such conditions are automatically detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Amundsen, Sean Philip Kearney, Shane Michael Edmonds, Ynjiun Paul Wang, Timothy Good, Michael Miraglia, Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV, Xiaoxun Zhu, Patrick Anthony Giordano
  • Patent number: 9111166
    Abstract: A reading system including: a primary reader for reading an information bearing device (IBD) having encoded IBD data provided therein for packetizing the encoded data and processing a first data packet of the packetized encoded data and transmitting a second data packet of the packetized encoded data; at least one auxiliary reader for receiving and processing the second data packet and the transmitting the processed second data packet; and wherein the processed first and second data packets are combined to produce decoded IBD data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV
  • Patent number: 9057641
    Abstract: A POS-based checkout/scale system having (i) a bar code symbol reading subsystem for reading bar code symbols on products being purchased at a retail POS station, and (ii) a produce weigh scale having a weigh scale assembly for weighing one or more produce items on a weigh platter during produce weighing operations carried out at the time of checkout at said retail POS station. The system also includes an automatic produce weighing interference detection subsystem, supporting an IR-based light curtain about the weigh platter, automatically detects when any object is overhanging the weigh platter during produce weighing operations, and generates an alert signal when such conditions are automatically detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Amundsen, Sean Philip Kearney, Shane Michael Edmonds, Ynjiun Paul Wang, Timothy Good, Michael Miraglia, Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV, Xiaoxun Zhu, Patrick Anthony Giordano
  • Publication number: 20140326518
    Abstract: A POS-based checkout/scale system having (i) a bar code symbol reading subsystem for reading bar code symbols on products being purchased at a retail POS station, and (ii) a produce weigh scale having a weigh scale assembly for weighing one or more produce items on a weigh platter during produce weighing operations carried out at the time of checkout at said retail POS station. The system also includes an automatic produce weighing interference detection subsystem, supporting an IR-based light curtain about the weigh platter, automatically detects when any object is overhanging the weigh platter during produce weighing operations, and generates an alert signal when such conditions are automatically detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas Amundsen, Sean Philip Kearney, Shane Michael Edmonds, Ynjiun Paul Wang, Timothy Good, Michael Miraglia, Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV, Xiaoxun Zhu, Patrick Anthony Giordano