Patents by Inventor Michael Vincent Miraglia

Michael Vincent Miraglia 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
  • Patent number: 11003876
    Abstract: A scanning apparatus and associated charging system are provided that include a universal power interface configured to receive a removable power source connected thereto where the removable power source includes a power storage unit and a charging circuit. The scanning apparatus further includes scanning circuitry that is in electrical communication with the universal power interface and is configured to scan a target. The scanning apparatus further includes a processor communicably coupled with the scanning circuitry and the universal power interface. In an instance in which the universal power interface receives the removable power source, the processor is configured to determine a type of the removable power source, select one or more parameters based on the determined type of the removable power source, and operate at least one of the scanning apparatus or the charging circuit in the removable power source based on the one or more selected parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Colavito, Michael Vincent Miraglia, Christopher Allen, Qinrong Zhu, HongJian Jin, Jerry Qian, Zhongqi Liu, Oliver Ou, David Wilz
  • Publication number: 20200034588
    Abstract: A scanning apparatus and associated charging system are provided that include a universal power interface configured to receive a removable power source connected thereto where the removable power source includes a power storage unit and a charging circuit. The scanning apparatus further includes scanning circuitry that is in electrical communication with the universal power interface and is configured to scan a target. The scanning apparatus further includes a processor communicably coupled with the scanning circuitry and the universal power interface. In an instance in which the universal power interface receives the removable power source, the processor is configured to determine a type of the removable power source, select one or more parameters based on the determined type of the removable power source, and operate at least one of the scanning apparatus or the charging circuit in the removable power source based on the one or more selected parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen COLAVITO, Michael Vincent MIRAGLIA, Christopher ALLEN, Qinrong ZHU, HongJian JIN, Jerry QIAN, Zhongqi LIU, Oliver OU, David WILZ
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10032056
    Abstract: A computer system for decoding a signal of decodable indicia is disclosed. The computer system includes a laser scanner configured that outputs a signal of decodable indicia and a microprocessor that include a camera sensor interface that is configured to receive the signal from the laser scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ynjiun Paul Wang, Tao Xian, Michael Vincent Miraglia, Timothy Williams, Duane Ellis, James Nahill, Yong Liu, Patrick Anthony Giordano, David Wilz
  • 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: 20170344774
    Abstract: A computer system for decoding a signal of decodable indicia is disclosed. The computer system includes a laser scanner configured that outputs a signal of decodable indicia and a microprocessor that include a camera sensor interface that is configured to receive the signal from the laser scanner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Ynjiun Paul Wang, Tao Xian, Michael Vincent Miraglia, Timothy Williams, Duane Ellis, James Nahill, Yong Liu, Patrick Anthony Giordano, David Wilz, SR.
  • Patent number: 9740904
    Abstract: A computer system for decoding a signal of decodable indicia is disclosed. The computer system includes a laser scanner configured that outputs a signal of decodable indicia and a microprocessor that include a camera sensor interface that is configured to receive the signal from the laser scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ynjiun Paul Wang, Tao Xian, Michael Vincent Miraglia, Timothy Williams, Duane Ellis, James Nahill, Yong Liu, Patrick Anthony Giordano, David Wilz, Sr.
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20160307015
    Abstract: A computer system for decoding a signal of decodable indicia is disclosed. The computer system includes a laser scanner configured that outputs a signal of decodable indicia and a microprocessor that include a camera sensor interface that is configured to receive the signal from the laser scanner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Ynjiun Paul Wang, Tao Xian, Michael Vincent Miraglia, Timothy Williams, Duane Ellis, James Nahill, Yong Liu, Patrick Anthony Giordano, David Wilz, SR.
  • Publication number: 20160204638
    Abstract: A method includes connecting a limited power source to a charger having an energy storage element; charging the energy storage element with the limited power source at a first charging rate; connecting the charger to a wireless device having a remote energy storage device; and charging the remote energy storage device with power output from the energy storage element at a second charging rate that is higher rate than the first charging rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Vincent Miraglia, Christopher Allen
  • 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: 9378403
    Abstract: A computer system for decoding a signal of decodable indicia. The computer system includes a laser scanner configured that outputs a signal of decodable indicia and a microprocessor that include a camera sensor interface that is configured to receive the signal from the laser scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ynjiun Paul Wang, Tao Xian, Michael Vincent Miraglia, Timothy Williams, Duane Ellis, James Nahill, Yong Liu, Patrick Anthony Giordano, David Wilz
  • Patent number: 9277668
    Abstract: An indicia-reading module suitable for integration within a host mobile computing device that has an integrated flexible circuit is disclosed. The indicia-reading module includes a plurality of subassemblies, each supported and electrically connected by a discrete, rigid, multilayer printed-circuit-board (PCB). A unitary flexible circuit electrically connects the subassemblies and is physically integrated between two inner layers of each subassembly's discrete, rigid, multilayer printed-circuit-board. The use of the integrated flexible circuit aids in reducing module size, signal loss, and interference with the host mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Chen Feng, Tao Xian, Gregory Rueblinger, Michael Vincent Miraglia, Edward C. Bremer
  • Publication number: 20150334864
    Abstract: An indicia-reading module suitable for integration within a host mobile computing device that has an integrated flexible circuit is disclosed. The indicia-reading module includes a plurality of subassemblies, each supported and electrically connected by a discrete, rigid, multilayer printed-circuit-board (PCB). A unitary flexible circuit electrically connects the subassemblies and is physically integrated between two inner layers of each subassembly's discrete, rigid, multilayer printed-circuit-board. The use of the integrated flexible circuit aids in reducing module size, signal loss, and interference with the host mobile computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Applicant: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Chen Feng, Tao Xian, Gregory Rueblinger, Michael Vincent Miraglia, Edward C. Bremer