Patents by Inventor Patrick Giordano

Patrick 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: 20230419064
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for providing a one sensor near far solution to minimize field of view mismatch and aiming offsets are provided. For example, an indicia reader utilizing dual optics may include an engine comprising a near field imaging optic and a far field imaging optic that split an imaging sensor array and a aimer; wherein the near field imaging optic, the far field imaging optic, and the aimer are configured in a triangular arrangement to minimize the field of mismatch and aiming offsets. In some embodiments, the far field imaging optic may be configured to utilize a two or more mirrors to provide a periscope configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2022
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Inventors: Tao Xian, Chen Feng, Eric Alfons Youngblood, Patrick Giordano, Paul R. Poloniewicz
  • Publication number: 20230345130
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate generally to flicker reduction in a multi-imager environment. Embodiments include methods, computer program products, and apparatuses for producing a near-field illumination using a near-field illuminator, the near-field illumination produced at a defined pulse train. A near-field image sensor may be exposed near the start of a near-field illumination pulse, and a far-field image sensor may be exposed between pulses of the near-field illumination. Some embodiments, additionally or alternatively, are configured for detecting an illuminator switch event, deactivating the near-field illuminator source, and producing, using a far-field illuminator source, a far-field illumination. Upon switching the illuminator source, some such embodiments are configured for exposing a far-field illuminator near the start of the far-field illumination pulse, and exposing a near-field image sensor near the start of the next available far-field illumination pulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2023
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Inventors: Benjamin HEJL, Ka Man AU, Erik VAN HORN, David M. WILZ, Michael V. MIRAGLIA, Patrick GIORDANO
  • Publication number: 20230297794
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide improved multi-imager readers/scanners for reading codes utilizing a plurality of illuminators associated with various illumination types. Some embodiments include a ring of illuminators including a plurality of polarized illuminator assemblies, a plurality of narrow field illuminator assemblies, and a plurality of dark field illuminator assemblies, and additionally include a diffuser illuminator assembly. Utilizing these combination of illuminators, fields of view may be illuminated in a myriad of ways to increase the likelihood that a captured representation of the illuminated field via one or more imager results in a successful scanning operation. Some embodiments utilize data, such as previous data or data derived from current attempted reading of captured image representations, to determine illuminators to be activated to increase the likelihood of successfully completing a scanning operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Inventors: Chen Feng, Patrick A. Giordano, Tao Xian, Eric A. Youngblood
  • Patent number: 11736811
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate generally to flicker reduction in a multi-imager environment. Embodiments include methods, computer program products, and apparatuses configured for producing a near-field illumination using a near-field illuminator, the near-field illumination produced at a defined pulse train. A near-field image sensor may be exposed near the start of a near-field illumination pulse, and a far-field image sensor may be exposed between pulses of the near-field illumination. Some embodiments, additionally or alternatively, are configured for detecting an illuminator switch event, deactivating the near-field illuminator source, and producing, using a far-field illuminator source, a far-field illumination. Upon switching the illuminator source, some such embodiments are configured for exposing a far-field illuminator near the start of the far-field illumination pulse, and exposing a near-field image sensor near the start of the next available far-field illumination pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Hejl, Ka Man Au, Erik Van Horn, David M. Wilz, Michael V. Miraglia, Patrick Giordano
  • Publication number: 20230018060
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate generally to flicker reduction in a multi-imager environment. Embodiments include methods, computer program products, and apparatuses configured for producing a near-field illumination using a near-field illuminator, the near-field illumination produced at a defined pulse train. A near-field image sensor may be exposed near the start of a near-field illumination pulse, and a far-field image sensor may be exposed between pulses of the near-field illumination. Some embodiments, additionally or alternatively, are configured for detecting an illuminator switch event, deactivating the near-field illuminator source, and producing, using a far-field illuminator source, a far-field illumination. Upon switching the illuminator source, some such embodiments are configured for exposing a far-field illuminator near the start of the far-field illumination pulse, and exposing a near-field image sensor near the start of the next available far-field illumination pulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Benjamin HEJL, Ka Man AU, Erik VAN HORN, David M. WILZ, Michael V. MIRAGLIA, Patrick GIORDANO
  • Patent number: 11490030
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate generally to flicker reduction in a multi-imager environment. Embodiments include methods, computer program products, and apparatuses configured for producing a near-field illumination using a near-field illuminator, the near-field illumination produced at a defined pulse train. A near-field image sensor may be exposed near the start of a near-field illumination pulse, and a far-field image sensor may be exposed between pulses of the near-field illumination. Some embodiments, additionally or alternatively, are configured for detecting an illuminator switch event, deactivating the near-field illuminator source, and producing, using a far-field illuminator source, a far-field illumination. Upon switching the illuminator source, some such embodiments are configured for exposing a far-field illuminator near the start of the far-field illumination pulse, and exposing a near-field image sensor near the start of the next available far-field illumination pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Hejl, Ka Man Au, Erik Van Horn, David M. Wilz, Michael V. Miraglia, Patrick Giordano
  • Patent number: 11212460
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate generally to flicker reduction in a multi-imager environment. Embodiments include methods, computer program products, and apparatuses configured for producing a near-field illumination using a near-field illuminator, the near-field illumination produced at a defined pulse train. A near-field image sensor may be exposed near the start of a near-field illumination pulse, and a far-field image sensor may be exposed between pulses of the near-field illumination. Some embodiments, additionally or alternatively, are configured for detecting an illuminator switch event, deactivating the near-field illuminator source, and producing, using a far-field illuminator source, a far-field illumination. Upon switching the illuminator source, some such embodiments are configured for exposing a far-field illuminator near the start of the far-field illumination pulse, and exposing a near-field image sensor near the start of the next available far-field illumination pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Hejl, Ka Man Au, Erik Van Horn, David M. Wilz, Michael V. Miraglia, Patrick Giordano
  • Publication number: 20210400183
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate generally to flicker reduction in a multi-imager environment. Embodiments include methods, computer program products, and apparatuses configured for producing a near-field illumination using a near-field illuminator, the near-field illumination produced at a defined pulse train. A near-field image sensor may be exposed near the start of a near-field illumination pulse, and a far-field image sensor may be exposed between pulses of the near-field illumination. Some embodiments, additionally or alternatively, are configured for detecting an illuminator switch event, deactivating the near-field illuminator source, and producing, using a far-field illuminator source, a far-field illumination. Upon switching the illuminator source, some such embodiments are configured for exposing a far-field illuminator near the start of the far-field illumination pulse, and exposing a near-field image sensor near the start of the next available far-field illumination pulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin HEJL, Ka Man AU, Erik VAN HORN, David M. WILZ, Michael V. MIRAGLIA, Patrick GIORDANO
  • Publication number: 20210274084
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate generally to flicker reduction in a multi-imager environment. Embodiments include methods, computer program products, and apparatuses configured for producing a near-field illumination using a near-field illuminator, the near-field illumination produced at a defined pulse train. A near-field image sensor may be exposed near the start of a near-field illumination pulse, and a far-field image sensor may be exposed between pulses of the near-field illumination. Some embodiments, additionally or alternatively, are configured for detecting an illuminator switch event, deactivating the near-field illuminator source, and producing, using a far-field illuminator source, a far-field illumination. Upon switching the illuminator source, some such embodiments are configured for exposing a far-field illuminator near the start of the far-field illumination pulse, and exposing a near-field image sensor near the start of the next available far-field illumination pulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin HEJL, Ka Man Au, Erik Van Horn, David M. Wilz, Michael V. Miraglia, Patrick Giordano
  • Patent number: 10311274
    Abstract: The present invention embraces an optical indicia reader, e.g., barcode scanner, that captures images of optical indicia under multiple imaging conditions within the span of a single frame. The reader includes an image sensor having selectively-addressable pixels that can be divided into groups having regions of interest (ROIs) within the reader field of view. Each pixel group is shuttered separately to obtain independent partial frame images under separate imaging conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Giordano, Timothy Good, Erik Van Horn, Sean P. Kearney, Stephen J. Colavito, Tao Xian, Chen Feng, Edward C. Bremer
  • Publication number: 20190034683
    Abstract: The present invention embraces an optical indicia reader, e.g., barcode scanner, that captures images of optical indicia under multiple imaging conditions within the span of a single frame. The reader includes an image sensor having selectively-addressable pixels that can be divided into groups having regions of interest (ROIs) within the reader field of view. Each pixel group is shuttered separately to obtain independent partial frame images under separate imaging conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick A. GIORDANO, Timothy GOOD, Erik VAN HORN, Sean P. KEARNEY, Stephen J. COLAVITO, Tao XIAN, Chen FENG, Edward C. BREMER
  • Patent number: 10114997
    Abstract: The present invention embraces an optical indicia reader, e.g., barcode scanner, that captures images of optical indicia under multiple imaging conditions within the span of a single frame. The reader includes an image sensor having selectively-addressable pixels that can be divided into groups having regions of interest (ROIs) within the reader field of view. Each pixel group is shuttered separately to obtain independent partial frame images under separate imaging conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Giordano, Timothy Good, Erik Van Horn, Sean P. Kearney, Stephen J. Colavito, Tao Xian, Chen Feng, Edward C. Bremer
  • Publication number: 20180137319
    Abstract: The present invention embraces an optical indicia reader, e.g., barcode scanner, that captures images of optical indicia under multiple imaging conditions within the span of a single frame. The reader includes an image sensor having selectively-addressable pixels that can be divided into groups having regions of interest (ROIs) within the reader field of view. Each pixel group is shuttered separately to obtain independent partial frame images under separate imaging conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Patrick A. Giordano, Timothy Good, Erik Van Horn, Sean P. Kearney, Stephen J. Colavito, Tao Xian, Chen Feng, Edward C. Bremer
  • Patent number: 9104930
    Abstract: An optical code symbol reading system includes a housing having a light transmission aperture, and at least one sound port formed in the housing. The system includes an optical code symbol reading subsystem for optically reading a code symbol in the field external to the light transmission aperture, and generating symbol character data representative of the read code symbol. An electro-acoustic transducer is disposed in the housing for producing sonic energy. Also, an acoustic-waveguide structure is disposed in the housing, for coupling the sonic energy produced from the electro-acoustic transducer, to the at least sound wave port formed the housing, to audibly signal the reading of a code symbol to the operator of the optical code symbol reading system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Anatoly Kotlarsky, Xiaoxun Zhu, Mikhail Veksland, Ka Man Au, Patrick Giordano, Weizhen Yan, Jie Ren, Taylor Smith, Michael Miraglia, C. Harry Knowles, Sudhin Mandal, Shawn De Foney, Christopher Allen, David M. Wilz, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8976030
    Abstract: A checkout system is provided for carrying out a two-factor authentication process where coded products are purchased and theft activity might be pursued. The system typically includes an identification code reader for reading product identification codes (e.g. UPC bar code symbols or EPC-encoded RFID tags) on products that are passed through the point of sale (POS) and a security code detector/reader for automatically detecting/reading a security code (e.g. implemented as an EAS tag or an RFID tag) at the POS. During product checkout operations, the identification code reader reads identification codes, and the security code detector/reader detects or reads security codes applied to products. Collected identification and security data is automatically processed using identification and security data stored in a database to determine whether or not each product being purchased at the POS is in compliance or not in compliance with a two-factor authentication process supported by the checkout system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Cunningham, Timothy Good, Sean Philip Kearney, Michael Miraglia, Thomas Amundsen, Patrick Giordano, Yujiun Paul Wang, Xiaoxun Zhu
  • Publication number: 20130292475
    Abstract: An optical code symbol reading system includes a housing having a light transmission aperture, and at least one sound port formed in the housing. The system includes an optical code symbol reading subsystem for optically reading a code symbol in the field external to the light transmission aperture, and generating symbol character data representative of the read code symbol. An electro-acoustic transducer is disposed in the housing for producing sonic energy. Also, an acoustic-waveguide structure is disposed in the housing, for coupling the sonic energy produced from the electro-acoustic transducer, to the at least sound wave port formed the housing, to audibly signal the reading of a code symbol to the operator of the optical code symbol reading system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Anatoly Kotlarsky, Xiaoxun Zhu, Mikhail Veksland, Ka Man Au, Patrick Giordano, Weizhen Yan, Jie Ren, Taylor Smith, Michael Miraglia, C. Harry Knowles, Sudhin Mandal, Shawn De Foney, Christopher Allen, David M. Wilz, SR.
  • Publication number: 20130278425
    Abstract: A checkout system is provided for carrying out a two-factor authentication process where coded products are purchased and theft activity might be pursued. The system typically includes an identification code reader for reading product identification codes (e.g. UPC bar code symbols or EPC-encoded RFID tags) on products that are passed through the point of sale (POS) and a security code detector/reader for automatically detecting/reading a security code (e.g. implemented as an EAS tag or an RFID tag) at the POS. During product checkout operations, the identification code reader reads identification codes, and the security code detector/reader detects or reads security codes applied to products. Collected identification and security data is automatically processed using identification and security data stored in a database to determine whether or not each product being purchased at the POS is in compliance or not in compliance with a two-factor authentication process supported by the checkout system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Cunningham, Timothy Good, Sean Philip Kearney, Michael Miraglia, Thomas Amundsen, Patrick Giordano, Yujiun Paul Wang, Xiaoxun Zhu
  • Patent number: 8517271
    Abstract: An optical code symbol reading system including a hand-supportable housing having a light transmission aperture. A manually-actuated trigger switch is integrated within the housing. An optical code symbol reading subsystem is disposed in the housing for optically reading a code symbol in the field external to the light transmission aperture, and generating symbol character data representative of the read code symbol. One or more light emitting diodes (LEDs) are disposed in the housing, for producing a visible illumination. Also, an optical-waveguide structure is disposed in the housing for coupling visible illumination produced from the one or more LEDs, so as to illuminate the region about the manually-actuated trigger switch, thereby causing the optically-translucent region about the manually-actuated trigger switch to glow and visually indicate where it is located on the hand-supportable housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Anatoly Kotlarsky, Xiaoxun Zhu, Michael Veksland, Ka Man Au, Patrick Giordano, Weizhen Yan, Jie Ren, Taylor Smith, Michael V. Miraglia, C. Harry Knowles, Sudhin Mandal, Shawn De Foney, Christopher Allen, David M. Wilz, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8479992
    Abstract: An optical code symbol reading system including a housing having a light transmission aperture, and at least one sound port formed in the housing. The system includes an optical code symbol reading subsystem for optically reading a code symbol in the field external to the light transmission aperture, and generating symbol character data representative of the read code symbol. An electro-acoustic transducer is disposed in the housing for producing sonic energy. Also, an acoustic-waveguide structure is disposed in the housing, for coupling the sonic energy produced from the electro-acoustic transducer, to the at least sound wave port formed the housing, to audibly signal the reading of a code symbol to the operator of the optical code symbol reading system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Anatoly Kotlarsky, Xiaoxun Zhu, Michael Veksland, Ka Man Au, Patrick Giordano, Weizhen Yan, Jie Ren, Taylor Smith, Michael V. Miraglia, C. Harry Knowles, Sudhin Mandal, Shawn De Foney, Christopher Allen, David M. Wilz, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8317105
    Abstract: A method of unlocking restricted extended classes of features and functionalities embodied within an optical scanning system having an extended programming mode. The method involves providing an optical scanning system supporting baseline classes of features and functionalities, and having an extended feature class programming mode for programming extended classes of features and functionalities, in addition to the baseline classes of features and functionalities. A license key is assigned to the optical scanning system, for unlocking at least one of the extended classes of features and functionalities, and programming the optical scanning system to operate with at least one of the extended classes of feature and functionalities, in addition to the baseline classes of features and functionalities. A license is procured to unlock and use at least one of the extended classes of feature and functionalities, and obtaining said license key assigned to the optical scanning system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Anatoly Kotlarsky, Xiaoxun Zhu, Michael Veksland, Ka Man Au, Patrick Giordano, Weizhen Yan, Jie Ren, Taylor Smith, Michael V. Miraglia, C. Harry Knowles, Sudhin Mandal, Shawn De Foney, Christopher Allen, David M. Wilz, Sr.