Patents by Inventor Gennady Germaine

Gennady Germaine 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: 20210243349
    Abstract: Various embodiments described herein provide implementations for controlling flicker, for example caused by a plurality of light sources, in a multi-sensor environment. Various embodiments provided utilize a broadest illuminator source for capturing image data objects for processing. The broadest illuminator source minimizes the number of activation changes required between the various illuminator sources. One example embodiment includes activating a broadest illuminator source of a plurality of illuminator sources; determining, based on a plurality of image sensors and an sensor activation sequence, a chosen image sensor of the plurality of image sensors for an image processing operation; and activating a chosen illuminator source of the plurality of illuminator sources, the chosen illuminator source associated with the chosen image sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Tao XIAN, Ka Man AU, David M. WILZ, Gennady GERMAINE, Patrick Anthony GIORDANO, Erik VAN HORN, Michael Vincent MIRAGLIA, Benjamin HEJL, Thomas A. SWEET
  • Patent number: 11019276
    Abstract: Various embodiments described herein provide implementations for controlling flicker, for example caused by a plurality of light sources, in a multi-sensor environment. Various embodiments provided utilize a broadest illuminator source for capturing image data objects for processing. The broadest illuminator source minimizes the number of activation changes required between the various illuminator sources. One example embodiment includes activating a broadest illuminator source of a plurality of illuminator sources; determining, based on a plurality of image sensors and a sensor activation sequence, a chosen image sensor of the plurality of image sensors for an image processing operation; and activating a chosen illuminator source of the plurality of illuminator sources, the chosen illuminator source associated with the chosen image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Tao Xian, Ka Man Au, Dave M. Wilz, Gennady Germaine, Patrick Anthony Giordano, Erik Van Horn, Michael Vincent Miraglia, Benjamin Hejl, Thomas A. Sweet
  • Publication number: 20210152725
    Abstract: Various embodiments described herein provide implementations for controlling flicker, for example caused by a plurality of light sources, in a multi-sensor environment. Various embodiments provided utilize a broadest illuminator source for capturing image data objects for processing. The broadest illuminator source minimizes the number of activation changes required between the various illuminator sources. One example embodiment includes activating a broadest illuminator source of a plurality of illuminator sources; determining, based on a plurality of image sensors and a sensor activation sequence, a chosen image sensor of the plurality of image sensors for an image processing operation; and activating a chosen illuminator source of the plurality of illuminator sources, the chosen illuminator source associated with the chosen image sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Tao XIAN, Ka Man AU, David M. Wilz, Gennady Germaine, Patrick Anthony Giordano, Erik Van Horn, Michael Vincent Miraglia, Benjamin Hejl, Thomas A. Sweet
  • Publication number: 20210150667
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide a middle frame image processing schema in a multi-sensor environment, for example improve image processing throughput and snappiness by processing middle frame image data objects of a middle frame image size that is shared amongst a plurality of image sensors. An example apparatus includes a plurality of image sensors, each configured to capture a full frame image data object and output a middle frame image data object. The apparatus further includes an image frame multiplexer communicable with each of the plurality of image sensors, and configured to receive a plurality of middle frame image data objects, and output a selected middle frame image data object from the plurality of middle frame image data objects. The apparatus further includes a processor communicable with the image frame multiplexer, and configured to receive the selected middle frame image data object, and process the selected middle frame image data object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Tao XIAN, Chen FENG, Gennady GERMAINE, Jeffrey Dean HARPER
  • Patent number: 10896304
    Abstract: An indicia reader that utilizes its image sensor for more than one function is disclosed. The image sensor's functionality is derived by designating areas on the image sensor according to function and then filtering the light focused onto each area according to the area's particular function. The data (i.e., pixel information) from each area may then be processed accordingly to facilitate a variety of functions such as image capture and object detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Gennady Germaine, Erik Van Horn
  • Patent number: 10523038
    Abstract: A beacon and/or sensor device having a primary and secondary power source uses the second power source in case of a requirement to carry out additional tasks such as advanced functions. The secondary power source of the beacon or sensor device is capable of being wirelessly charged by a wireless charging transmitter when brought in close proximity and/or contact to the beacon and/or sensor device. Thus, the primary power source is not used and drained while performing advanced functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Vincent Miraglia, Gennady Germaine
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180342888
    Abstract: A beacon and/or sensor device having a primary and secondary power source uses the second power source in case of a requirement to carry out additional tasks such as advanced functions. The secondary power source of the beacon or sensor device is capable of being wirelessly charged by a wireless charging transmitter when brought in close proximity and/or contact to the beacon and/or sensor device. Thus, the primary power source is not used and drained while performing advanced functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Vincent Miraglia, Gennady Germaine
  • Publication number: 20180189533
    Abstract: An indicia reader that utilizes its image sensor for more than one function is disclosed. The image sensor's functionality is derived by designating areas on the image sensor according to function and then filtering the light focused onto each area according to the area's particular function. The data (i.e., pixel information) from each area may then be processed accordingly to facilitate a variety of functions such as image capture and object detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Gennady Germaine, Erik Van Horn
  • Patent number: 9911023
    Abstract: An indicia reader that utilizes its image sensor for more than one function is disclosed. The image sensor's functionality is derived by designating areas on the image sensor according to function and then filtering the light focused onto each area according to the area's particular function. The data (i.e., pixel information) from each area may then be processed accordingly to facilitate a variety of functions such as image capture and object detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Gennady Germaine, Erik Van Horn
  • Publication number: 20170193727
    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: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    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: 9659200
    Abstract: A scanning code symbol reading system includes an analog scan data signal processor for producing digitized data signals, wherein during each laser beam scanning cycle, a light collection and photo-detection module generates an analog scan data signal corresponding to a laser scanned code symbol, an analog scan data signal processor/digitizer processes the analog scan data signal to generate digital data signals corresponding thereto, and a synchronized digital gain control module automatically processes the digitized data signals in response to start of scan (SOS) signals generated by a SOS detector. The synchronized digital gain control module generates digital control data which is transmitted to the analog scan data signal processor for use in controlling the gain of a signal processing stage in the light collection and photo-detection module and/or analog scan data signal processor, during the corresponding laser beam scanning cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Tao Xian, Gennady Germaine, Xiaoxun Zhu, Ynjiun Paul Wang
  • Publication number: 20170094238
    Abstract: A self-calibrating projection apparatus is provided. The projection apparatus includes a projector with a memory, an image scanner, a calibration image, and a controller for analyzing quality characteristics of projected images and for changing projector settings. The controller is communicatively linked to the image scanner and to the projector. The calibration image has predetermined optimal quality characteristics, the calibration image residing in the projector memory. The projector is configured to project the calibration image on a surface upon being activated. The image scanner is configured to acquire the projected calibration image and to transfer the acquired image to the controller. The controller is configured to analyze the quality characteristics of the projected calibration image in comparison to the predetermined optimal quality characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Gennady Germaine, Stephen J. Colavito, Robert Pierce, Gregory Rueblinger
  • Publication number: 20170053147
    Abstract: An indicia reader that utilizes its image sensor for more than one function is disclosed. The image sensor's functionality is derived by designating areas on the image sensor according to function and then filtering the light focused onto each area according to the area's particular function. The data (i.e., pixel information) from each area may then be processed accordingly to facilitate a variety of functions such as image capture and object detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Gennady Germaine, Erik Van Horn
  • Patent number: 9507988
    Abstract: A wearable device is worn on the back of a user's hand such that the act of pointing the user's index finger is sufficient to align the device and trigger a process. Triggering is achieved by sensing the user's finger in an image or by breaking a light path in a photogate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Van Horn, Stephen Colavito, Gregory Rueblinger, Gennady Germaine
  • Publication number: 20160292478
    Abstract: A scanning code symbol reading system includes an analog scan data signal processor for producing digitized data signals, wherein during each laser beam scanning cycle, a light collection and photo-detection module generates an analog scan data signal corresponding to a laser scanned code symbol, an analog scan data signal processor/digitizer processes the analog scan data signal to generate digital data signals corresponding thereto, and a synchronized digital gain control module automatically processes the digitized data signals in response to start of scan (SOS) signals generated by a SOS detector. The synchronized digital gain control module generates digital control data which is transmitted to the analog scan data signal processor for use in controlling the gain of a signal processing stage in the light collection and photo-detection module and/or analog scan data signal processor, during the corresponding laser beam scanning cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Tao Xian, Gennady Germaine, Xiaoxun Zhu, Ynjiun Paul Wang
  • Patent number: 9367722
    Abstract: A scanning code symbol reading system includes an analog scan data signal processor for producing digitized data signals, wherein during each laser beam scanning cycle, a light collection and photo-detection module generates an analog scan data signal corresponding to a laser scanned code symbol, an analog scan data signal processor/digitizer processes the analog scan data signal to generate digital data signals corresponding thereto, and a synchronized digital gain control module automatically processes the digitized data signals in response to start of scan (SOS) signals generated by a SOS detector. The synchronized digital gain control module generates digital control data which is transmitted to the analog scan data signal processor for use in controlling the gain of a signal processing stage in the light collection and photo-detection module and/or analog scan data signal processor, during the corresponding laser beam scanning cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Tao Xian, Gennady Germaine, Xiaoxun Zhu, Ynjiun Paul Wang
  • Publication number: 20160110579
    Abstract: A wearable device is worn on the back of a user's hand such that the act of pointing the user's index finger is sufficient to align the device and trigger a process. Triggering is achieved by sensing the user's finger in an image or by breaking a light path in a photogate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Erik Van Horn, Stephen Colvito, Gregory Rueblinger, Gennady Germaine
  • Patent number: 9224027
    Abstract: A wearable indicia reader is worn on the back of a user's hand such that the act of pointing the user's index finger is sufficient to align the indicia reader and trigger the indicia-reading process. Triggering is achieved by sensing the user's finger in an image or by breaking a light path in a photogate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Van Horn, Stephen Colavito, Gregory Rueblinger, Gennady Germaine