Patents by Inventor Earle Timothy

Earle Timothy 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: 20070285227
    Abstract: A system for manipulating data is provided. Such a system comprises a host system, a discrete portable data acquisition device for collecting the data, at least one of a wireless wide area network (WWAN) data radio, a wireless local area network (WLAN) data radio, and a wireless personal area network (WPAN) data radio operably engaged with the portable data acquisition device and configured to at least one of transmit the data to the host system, communicate with a peripheral device, and receive data, and a memory operably engaged with the portable data acquisition device for storing the data, the memory comprising a FLASH memory module, a DRAM memory module, and an NVDRAM memory module. Associated systems, devices, and methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Applicant: United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Earle Timothy, Pamela Klouda, John Wagner, David Salzman, Peter Everett, David Potteiger, Mike Kerr, Rhesa Jenkins, Craig Graham, Prabhakar Thyagarjan, Jonathan Hock, Mike Shamel, David Snader, Mike Cutler, John Olsen, Mark Horton
  • Publication number: 20030114206
    Abstract: A system for manipulating data is provided. Such a system comprises a host system, a discrete portable data acquisition device for collecting the data, at least one of a wireless wide area network (WWAN) data radio, a wireless local area network (WLAN) data radio, and a wireless personal area network (WPAN) data radio operably engaged with the portable data acquisition device and configured to at least one of transmit the data to the host system, communicate with a peripheral device, and receive data, and a memory operably engaged with the portable data acquisition device for storing the data, the memory comprising a FLASH memory module, a DRAM memory module, and an NVDRAM memory module. Associated systems, devices, and methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2002
    Publication date: June 19, 2003
    Applicant: United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Earle Timothy, Pamela Klouda, John Wagner, David Salzman, Peter Everett, David Potteiger
  • Patent number: 5966671
    Abstract: A unique actuator (130) and user interface preferably located on one side of a communication device enables one-handed operation of the device, such as a radiotelephone or other portable communication device. In particular, a multifunction rocker switch (302) may rotate around or slide along a particular axis to scroll up and down through functions, while the rocker switch could move in an orthogonal direction to select a function. Alternatively, three keys (124-128) could be employed in place of the multifunction rocker switch. Among other functions, the actuator will preferably provide the user access to menu features (604) to perform the confirmation or selection operation in most menu features and access to the name directory (610) to place calls when reviewing a number and to terminate a call when completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Patrick Mitchell, Pamela Ann Dillard, Carolyn Sue Schmitz, Earle Timothy Roberts
  • Patent number: 5545887
    Abstract: A bar code reader decodes a bar code symbol in a pixel image by transforming the data corresponding to the symbol along a first scan line, where the transformation comprises rotation and stretching. The reader generates a composite vector and a count vector from the transformed data. The reader then transforms (by rotating and stretching) another set of data corresponding to the symbol along a second scan line. The reader updates the composite and count vectors using the second set of transformed data. The reader then generates a one-dimensional composite signal from the composite and count vectors. The reader decodes the symbol by decoding the composite signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1996
    Assignee: United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher E. Smith, Earle Timothy
  • Patent number: 5384451
    Abstract: A bar code reader decodes a bar code symbol in a pixel image by transforming the data corresponding to the symbol along a first scan line, where the transformation comprises rotation and stretching. The reader generates a composite vector and a count vector from the transformed data. The reader then transforms (by rotating and stretching) another set of data corresponding to the symbol along a second scan line. The reader updates the composite and count vectors using the second set of transformed data. The reader then generates a one-dimensional composite signal from the composite and count vectors. The reader decodes the symbol by decoding the composite signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1995
    Assignee: United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher E. Smith, Earle Timothy