Patents by Inventor Edward C. Giordano

Edward C. Giordano 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: 20190272696
    Abstract: Existing currency validation (CVAL) devices, systems, and methods are too slow, costly, intrusive, and/or bulky to be routinely used in common transaction locations (e.g., at checkout, at an automatic teller machine, etc.). Presented herein are devices, systems, and methods to facilitate optical validation of documents, merchandise, or currency at common transaction locations and to do so in an obtrusive and convenient way. More specifically, the present invention embraces a validation device that may be used alone or integrated within a larger system (e.g., point of sale system, kiosk, etc.). The present invention also embraces methods for currency validation using the validation device, as well as methods for improving the quality and consistency of data captured by the validation device for validation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Erik Van Horn, Gennady Germaine, Christopher Allen, David Ryder, Paul Poloniewicz, Kevin Saber, Sean Philip Kearney, Edward Hatton, Edward C. Bremer, Michael Vincent Miraglia, Robert Pierce, William Ross Rapoport, James Vincent Guiheen, Chirag Patel, Patrick Anthony Giordano, Timothy Good, Gregory Rueblinger
  • Patent number: 10325436
    Abstract: Existing currency validation (CVAL) devices, systems, and methods are too slow, costly, intrusive, and/or bulky to be routinely used in common transaction locations (e.g., at checkout, at an automatic teller machine, etc.). Presented herein are devices, systems, and methods to facilitate optical validation of documents, merchandise, or currency at common transaction locations and to do so in an obtrusive and convenient way. More specifically, the present invention embraces a validation device that may be used alone or integrated within a larger system (e.g., point of sale system, kiosk, etc.). The present invention also embraces methods for currency validation using the validation device, as well as methods for improving the quality and consistency of data captured by the validation device for validation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Van Horn, Gennady Germaine, Christopher Allen, David Ryder, Paul Poloniewicz, Kevin Saber, Sean Philip Kearney, Edward Hatton, Edward C. Bremer, Michael Vincent Miraglia, Robert Pierce, William Ross Rapoport, James Vincent Guiheen, Chirag Patel, Patrick Anthony Giordano, Timothy Good, Gregory Rueblinger
  • Patent number: 7837876
    Abstract: A filter cartridge including a housing having a water inlet and outlet, a valve disposed in the housing and defining transversally aligned inlet and outlet passageways, and having a first key formation that vertically depends from the valve, a cartridge having transversely separated inlet and outlet ports transversely aligned relative to a longitudinal axis of the cartridge, each of the ports engageable in a corresponding one of the passageways, and a complementary key formation for engaging the first key formation for ensuring proper engagement of the ports in the passageways where the ports and the key formation project from a common plane. The valve is rotatable in the housing between an open position in which feed water passes through the inlet passageway and into the cartridge, and treated water flows to the outlet passageway, and a closed position in which water is prevented from flowing to and from the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignees: Paragon Water Systems, Inc., Xiamen Runner Industrial Corporation
    Inventors: Jinwan Ye, David Swain, Edward C. Giordano
  • Publication number: 20070284296
    Abstract: A filter assembly includes a head housing having a water inlet and a water outlet, and a valve disposed in the housing and defining inlet and outlet passageways, and having a first key formation. A cartridge is provided having separate inlet and outlet ports each engageable in a corresponding one of the passageways, and a complementary key formation for engaging the first key formation for ensuring proper engagement of the ports in the passageways. The valve is rotatable in the housing between an open position in which feed water passes through the inlet passageway and into the cartridge, and treated water flows to the outlet passageway, and a closed position in which water is prevented from flowing to and from the valve. The inlet and outlet passageways and the first key formation are generally linearly aligned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventors: David Swain, Edward C. Giordano
  • Patent number: 6926821
    Abstract: A totalization meter system for a water treatment device, the device having an inlet aperture and an outlet aperture, and a channel for channeling water between the inlet and outlet apertures. A flow reactive device is positioned in the channel and is exposed to the flowing water, and a signal generating member is positioned on the flow reactive device. A switch is positioned proximately to the flow reactive device, and is sensitive to the proximity of the signal generating member. The switch is able to communicate electric signals indicative of the motion of the signal generating member. A resettable processor having a performance threshold programmed therein and an output device is included. The microcontroller is in electrical communication with the switch for receiving electrical signals from the switch. The switch is capable of sensing the characteristics of the flow reactive device and communicates electrical signals representative of the characteristics to the microcontroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward C. Giordano, Thomas W. Graves, James M. Jennings, Mark Vander Berg, William James A. Storer, Douglas R. Gibbs, Douglas A. Lonsinger
  • Publication number: 20030173273
    Abstract: A totalization meter system for a water treatment device, the device having an inlet aperture and an outlet aperture, and a channel for channeling water between the inlet and outlet apertures. A flow reactive device is positioned in the channel and is exposed to the flowing water, and a signal generating member is positioned on the flow reactive device. A switch is positioned proximately to the flow reactive device, and is sensitive to the proximity of the signal generating member. The switch is able to communicate electric signals indicative of the motion of the signal generating member. A resettable processor having a performance threshold programmed therein and an output device is included. The microcontroller is in electrical communication with the switch for receiving electrical signals from the switch. The switch is capable of sensing the characteristics of the flow reactive device and communicates electrical signals representative of the characteristics to the microcontroller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2003
    Publication date: September 18, 2003
    Inventors: Edward C. Giordano, Thomas W. Graves, James M. Jennings, Mark Vander Berg, William James A. Storer, Douglas R. Gibbs, Douglas A. Lonsinger
  • Patent number: 6517707
    Abstract: A totalization meter system for a water treatment device, the device having an inlet aperture and an outlet aperture, and a channel for channeling water between the inlet and outlet apertures. A flow reactive device is positioned in the channel and is exposed to the flowing water, and a signal generating member is positioned on the flow reactive device. A switch is positioned proximately to the flow reactive device, and is sensitive to the proximity of the signal generating member. The switch is able to communicate electric signals indicative of the motion of the signal generating member. A resettable processor having a performance threshold programmed therein and an output device is included. The microcontroller is in electrical communication with the switch for receiving electrical signals from the switch. The switch is capable of sensing the characteristics of the flow reactive device and communicates electrical signals representative of the characteristics to the microcontroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2003
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward C. Giordano, Thomas W. Graves, James M. Jennings, Mark Vander Berg, William James A. Storer, Douglas R. Gibbs, Douglas A. Lonsinger
  • Publication number: 20010040121
    Abstract: A totalization meter system for a water treatment device, the device having an inlet aperture and an outlet aperture, and a channel for channeling water between the inlet and outlet apertures. A flow reactive device is positioned in the channel and is exposed to the flowing water, and a signal generating member is positioned on the flow reactive device. A switch is positioned proximately to the flow reactive device, and is sensitive to the proximity of the signal generating member. The switch is able to communicate electric signals indicative of the motion of the signal generating member A resettable processor having a performance threshold programmed therein and an output device is included. The microcontroller is in electrical communication with the switch for receiving electrical signals from the switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2001
    Publication date: November 15, 2001
    Inventors: Edward C. Giordano, Thomas W. Graves, James M. Jennings, Mark Vander Berg, William J. Storer, Douglas R. Gibbs, Douglas A. Lonsinger
  • Patent number: 6284129
    Abstract: A totalization meter system for a water treatment device, the device having an inlet aperture and an outlet aperture, and a channel for channeling water between the inlet and outlet apertures. A flow reactive device is positioned in the channel and is exposed to the flowing water, and a signal generating member is positioned on the flow reactive device. A switch is positioned proximately to the flow reactive device, and is sensitive to the proximity of the signal Generating member. The switch is able to communicate electric signals indicative of the motion of the signal generating member. A resettable processor having a Performance threshold programmed therein and an output device is included. The microcontroller is in electrical communication with the switch for receiving electrical signals from the switch. The switch is cap able of sensing the characteristics of the flow reactive device and communicates electrical signals representative of the characteristics to the microcontroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward C. Giordano, Thomas W. Graves, James M. Jennings, Mark Vander Berg, William James A. Storer, Douglas R. Gibbs, Douglas A. Lonsinger
  • Patent number: 6149801
    Abstract: A totalization meter system for a water treatment device, the device having an inlet aperture and an outlet aperture, and a channel for channeling water between the inlet and outlet apertures. A flow reactive device for measuring the volume of flow is positioned in the channel and is exposed to the flowing water, and a signal generating member is positioned on the flow reactive device. A switch is positioned proximately to the flow reactive device, and is sensitive to the proximity of the signal generating member. The switch is able to communicate electric signals indicative of the motion of the signal generating member. A resettable processor having a performance threshold programmed therein and an output device is included. The microcontroller is in electrical communication with the switch for receiving electrical signals from the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc,.
    Inventors: Edward C. Giordano, Thomas W. Graves, James M. Jennings, Mark Vander Berg, William James A. Storer, Douglas R. Gibbs, Douglas A. Lonsinger
  • Patent number: 6106705
    Abstract: A totalization meter system for a water treatment device, the device having an inlet aperture and an outlet aperture, and a channel for channeling water between the inlet and outlet apertures. A flow reactive device is positioned in the channel and is exposed to the flowing water, and a signal generating member is positioned on the flow reactive device. A switch is positioned proximately to the flow reactive device, and is sensitive to the proximity of the signal generating member. The switch is able to communicate electric signals indicative of the motion of the signal generating member. A resettable processor having a performance threshold programmed therein and an output device is included. The microcontroller is in electrical communication with the switch for receiving electrical signals from the switch. The switch is capable of sensing the characteristics of the flow reactive device and communicates electrical signals representative of the characteristics to the microcontroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Teledyne Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward C. Giordano, Thomas W. Graves, James M. Jennings, Mark Vander Berg, William James A. Storer, Douglas R. Gibbs, Douglas A. Lonsinger
  • Patent number: 5935426
    Abstract: A totalization meter system for a water treatment device, the device having an inlet aperture and an outlet aperture, and a channel for channeling water between the inlet and outlet apertures. A flow reactive device is positioned in the channel and is exposed to the flowing water, and a signal generating member is positioned on the flow reactive device. A switch is positioned proximately to the flow reactive device, and is sensitive to the proximity of the signal generating member. The switch is able to communicate electric signals indicative of the motion of the signal generating member. A resettable processor having a performance threshold programmed therein and an output device is included. The microcontroller is in electrical communication with the switch for receiving electrical signals from the switch. The switch is capable of sensing the characteristics of the flow reactive device and communicates electrical signals representative of the characteristics to the microcontroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Assignee: Teledyne Industries, Inc., a California Corporation
    Inventors: Edward C. Giordano, Thomas W. Graves, James M. Jennings, Mark Vander Berg, William James A. Storer, Douglas R. Gibbs, Douglas A. Lonsinger
  • Patent number: 5151180
    Abstract: A filter device for use in a residential water supply system, or the like. The device includes a container having an enclosed cavity, and includes a filter unit disposed in the cavity. The device includes a two-stage filter having a first radial flow filter subassembly and a second axial flow filter subassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1992
    Assignee: Cuno, Incorporated
    Inventors: Edward C. Giordano, Mark O'Brien, Raymond M. Petrucci, Bruce G. Taylor
  • Patent number: 5126043
    Abstract: A filter device for use in a domestic or office water supply system is provided. The device includes a container having an enclosed cavity, and includes a filter unit disposed in the cavity. The device is a two-stage device having a first radial flow filter subassembly and a second axial flow filter subassembly. The radial flow subassembly includes a radially inner perforated tube, a carbon block cylinder over the tube, prefilter cylinders over the carbon block cylinder, and a screen-like wrap layer over the radially outer second prefilter cylinder. The axial flow subassembly has a plurality of axial filter fiber tubes which have a support header wall. The header wall is mounted in a cup-shaped member. The cup-shaped member has a plurality of outlet passage slots at the closed end thereof and supports the header wall at the other end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1992
    Assignee: Cuno, Incorporated
    Inventors: Edward C. Giordano, Raymond M. Petrucci, Mark O'Brien
  • Patent number: D538412
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Ice Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward C. Giordano, Lynn Dale Simmons
  • Patent number: D597642
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Ice Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary F. Kaiser, Edward C. Giordano, Thomas W. Graves, Jeffrey T. Samson
  • Patent number: D322836
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1991
    Assignee: Cuno Incorporated
    Inventors: Raymond M. Petrucci, Bruce G. Taylor, Edward C. Giordano, James M. Padilla, Carl Palmer
  • Patent number: D610225
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Paragon Water Systems
    Inventors: David Swain, Edward C. Giordano
  • Patent number: D620549
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Paragon Water Systems
    Inventors: David Swain, Edward C. Giordano
  • Patent number: D631527
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Paragon Water Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David Swain, Edward C. Giordano