Patents by Inventor Stephen J. Colavito

Stephen J. Colavito 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: 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: 20200412144
    Abstract: Cordless indicia readers may use a rechargeable energy storage unit (RESU) for power. The RESU may include either at least one lithium-ion battery or at least one super capacitor. Problems may arise when an RESU containing a lithium-ion battery is charged using a super-capacitor charging-scheme. The present invention embraces a system and method for charging a barcode scanner that includes determining the RESU type and then charging the RESU with a charging process that is appropriate for the RESU type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Allen, Stephen J. Colavito, Thomas Haggerty
  • Patent number: 10804718
    Abstract: Cordless indicia readers may use a rechargeable energy storage unit (RESU) for power. The RESU may include either at least one lithium-ion battery or at least one super capacitor. Problems may arise when an RESU containing a lithium-ion battery is charged using a super-capacitor charging-scheme. The present invention embraces a system and method for charging a barcode scanner that includes determining the RESU type and then charging the RESU with a charging process that is appropriate for the RESU type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Allen, Stephen J. Colavito, Thomas Haggerty
  • Patent number: 10797498
    Abstract: A wireless electronic device is provided which comprises a rechargeable power supply and a power capacity indicator unit. The power capacity indicator unit comprises one or more sensors configured to detect that the wireless electronic device is out of a base charger and is in an idle state for a predetermined idle threshold. The one or more sensors are further configured to detect when a power level of the rechargeable power supply is within at least one predetermined power threshold range. The control unit is configured to activate at least one power status indicator corresponding to the at least one predetermined power threshold range when the wireless electronic device is detected to be out of the base charger and in the idle state for the predetermined idle threshold, and the detection of the power level of the rechargeable power supply is within at least one predetermined power threshold range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Colavito, Ka Man Au, Christopher Allen, Larry Ramsey-Macomber
  • Patent number: 10753802
    Abstract: A system and method of determining if a surface contains print or is a screen of a device is provided. The method is comprised of the steps of: acquiring a spectral wavelength signature of the surface; comparing the spectral wavelength signature of the surface to RGB triple-peak emission spectra; scanning the surface with an image-based scanner in non-illumination mode based upon the spectral wavelength signature of the surface corresponding to the RGB triple-peak emission spectra, and scanning the surface with an image-based scanner in illumination mode based upon the spectral wavelength signature of the surface not corresponding to the RGB triple-peak emission spectra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick Anthony Giordano, Stephen J. Colavito, Timothy Good, Erik Van Horn, Sean Philip Kearney
  • Publication number: 20200259350
    Abstract: A wireless electronic device is provided which comprises a rechargeable power supply and a power capacity indicator unit. The power capacity indicator unit comprises one or more sensors configured to detect that the wireless electronic device is out of a base charger and is in an idle state for a predetermined idle threshold. The one or more sensors are further configured to detect when a power level of the rechargeable power supply is within at least one predetermined power threshold range. The control unit is configured to activate at least one power status indicator corresponding to the at least one predetermined power threshold range when the wireless electronic device is detected to be out of the base charger and in the idle state for the predetermined idle threshold, and the detection of the power level of the rechargeable power supply is within at least one predetermined power threshold range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen J. COLAVITO, Ka Man AU, Christopher ALLEN, Larry RAMSEY-MACOMBER
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190207400
    Abstract: A wireless electronic device is provided which comprises a rechargeable power supply and a power capacity indicator unit. The power capacity indicator unit comprises one or more sensors configured to detect that the wireless electronic device is out of a base charger and is in an idle state for a predetermined idle threshold. The one or more sensors are further configured to detect when a power level of the rechargeable power supply is within at least one predetermined power threshold range. The control unit is configured to activate at least one power status indicator corresponding to the at least one predetermined power threshold range when the wireless electronic device is detected to be out of the base charger and in the idle state for the predetermined idle threshold, and the detection of the power level of the rechargeable power supply is within at least one predetermined power threshold range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen J. COLAVITO, Ka Man AU, Christopher ALLEN, Larry RAMSEY-MACOMBER
  • 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: 20190154506
    Abstract: A system and method of determining if a surface contains print or is a screen of a device is provided. The method is comprised of the steps of: acquiring a spectral wavelength signature of the surface; comparing the spectral wavelength signature of the surface to RGB triple-peak emission spectra; scanning the surface with an image-based scanner in non-illumination mode based upon the spectral wavelength signature of the surface corresponding to the RGB triple-peak emission spectra, and scanning the surface with an image-based scanner in illumination mode based upon the spectral wavelength signature of the surface not corresponding to the RGB triple-peak emission spectra.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick Anthony GIORDANO, Stephen J. COLAVITO, Timothy GOOD, Erik VAN HORN, Sean Philip KEARNEY
  • Patent number: 10263443
    Abstract: A wireless electronic device is provided which comprises a rechargeable power supply and a power capacity indicator unit. The power capacity indicator unit comprises one or more sensors configured to detect that the wireless electronic device is out of a base charger and is in an idle state for a predetermined idle threshold. The one or more sensors are further configured to detect when a power level of the rechargeable power supply is within at least one predetermined power threshold range. The control unit is configured to activate at least one power status indicator corresponding to the at least one predetermined power threshold range when the wireless electronic device is detected to be out of the base charger and in the idle state for the predetermined idle threshold, and the detection of the power level of the rechargeable power supply is within at least one predetermined power threshold range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Colavito, Ka Man Au, Christopher Allen, Larry Ramsey-Macomber
  • Patent number: 10197446
    Abstract: A system and method of determining if a surface contains print or is a screen of a device is provided. The method is comprised of the steps of: acquiring a spectral wavelength signature of the surface; comparing the spectral wavelength signature of the surface to RGB triple-peak emission spectra; scanning the surface with an image-based scanner in non-illumination mode based upon the spectral wavelength signature of the surface corresponding to the RGB triple-peak emission spectra, and scanning the surface with an image-based scanner in illumination mode based upon the spectral wavelength signature of the surface not corresponding to the RGB triple-peak emission spectra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick Anthony Giordano, Stephen J. Colavito, Timothy Good, Erik Van Horn, Sean Philip Kearney
  • 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: 10158612
    Abstract: A system and method for secure data transfer between two secure computer systems via display-based transfer in geometric form. A first computer network stores alphanumeric data. The alphanumeric data is encoded into a geometric data form, such as a bar code or matrix code representation or other non-text, non-numeric data form suitable for visual display. The bar code or matrix code, or other geometric data form, is displayed on a display monitor connected to the first computer network. The system and method then receives the displayed geometric data form on a second computer network. The second computer network has a camera which obtains a view of the bar code, matrix code, or other geometric data representation. The second computer network then decodes the geometric data representation to restore the data to its native form (such as text or numbers). The second computer network then stores the retrieved data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Tao Xian, Stephen J. Colavito, Larry E. Ramsey-Macomber
  • Publication number: 20180358827
    Abstract: Cordless indicia readers may use a rechargeable energy storage unit (RESU) for power. The RESU may include either at least one lithium-ion battery or at least one super capacitor. Problems may arise when an RESU containing a lithium-ion battery is charged using a super-capacitor charging-scheme. The present invention embraces a system and method for charging a barcode scanner that includes determining the RESU type and then charging the RESU with a charging process that is appropriate for the RESU type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher Allen, Stephen J. Colavito, Thomas Haggerty
  • 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: 20180227274
    Abstract: A system and method for secure data transfer between two secure computer systems via display-based transfer in geometric form. A first computer network stores alphanumeric data. The alphanumeric data is encoded into a geometric data form, such as a bar code or matrix code representation or other non-text, non-numeric data form suitable for visual display. The bar code or matrix code, or other geometric data form, is displayed on a display monitor connected to the first computer network. The system and method then receives the displayed geometric data form on a second computer network. The second computer network has a camera which obtains a view of the bar code, matrix code, or other geometric data representation. The second computer network then decodes the geometric data representation to restore the data to its native form (such as text or numbers). The second computer network then stores the retrieved data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Tao Xian, Stephen J. Colavito, Larry E. Ramsey-Macomber
  • Publication number: 20180205249
    Abstract: A wireless electronic device is provided which comprises a rechargeable power supply and a power capacity indicator unit. The power capacity indicator unit comprises one or more sensors configured to detect that the wireless electronic device is out of a base charger and is in an idle state for a predetermined idle threshold. The one or more sensors are further configured to detect when a power level of the rechargeable power supply is within at least one predetermined power threshold range. The control unit is configured to activate at least one power status indicator corresponding to the at least one predetermined power threshold range when the wireless electronic device is detected to be out of the base charger and in the idle state for the predetermined idle threshold, and the detection of the power level of the rechargeable power supply is within at least one predetermined power threshold range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen J. Colavito, Ka Man Au, Christopher Allen, Larry Ramsey-Macomber
  • Patent number: 9997935
    Abstract: Cordless indicia readers may use a rechargeable energy storage unit (RESU) for power. The RESU may include either at least one lithium-ion battery or at least one super capacitor. Problems may arise when an RESU containing a lithium-ion battery is charged using a super-capacitor charging-scheme. The present invention embraces a system and method for charging a barcode scanner that includes determining the RESU type and then charging the RESU with a charging process that is appropriate for the RESU type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Allen, Stephen J. Colavito, Thomas Haggerty