Patents by Inventor Jeffrey A. Baker

Jeffrey A. Baker 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: 20160356675
    Abstract: Motion detection devices and systems are described herein. One motion detection device includes an inertial measurement unit (IMU) configured to measure velocity, orientation, and gravitational forces of the motion detection device and a computing component. The computing component can be configured to determine spectrum parameters of a mobile vehicle associated with the motion detection device using measurements from the IMU, determine IMU orientation parameters using measurements from the IMU, and estimate motion of the mobile vehicle using the spectrum parameters, the IMU orientation parameters, measurements from the IMU, and a motion estimation function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Haiyang Liu, Jeffrey Baker, Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV, William Stephen Caldwell
  • Publication number: 20160297578
    Abstract: A pull tab venting system utilizes a pull tab located on the top panel of a can. The pull tab has a fin-like protrusion on its underside. After the pull tab is used to open the can, it is rotated over a vent closure element scored into the top panel. The vent closure element covers a vent opening. The pull tab is then pressed downward, causing the protrusion to puncture the vent closure element through the vent, allowing it to open. The pull tab is then rotated back and returned to its normal position over the top panel of the can.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventor: Jeffrey Baker
  • Patent number: 9423318
    Abstract: Motion detection devices and systems are described herein. One motion detection device includes an inertial measurement unit (IMU) configured to measure velocity, orientation, and gravitational forces of the motion detection device and a computing component. The computing component can be configured to determine spectrum parameters of a mobile vehicle associated with the motion detection device using measurements from the IMU, determine IMU orientation parameters using measurements from the IMU, and estimate motion of the mobile vehicle using the spectrum parameters, the IMU orientation parameters, measurements from the IMU, and a motion estimation function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Haiyang Liu, Jeffrey Baker, Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV, William Stephen Caldwell
  • Publication number: 20160033366
    Abstract: Motion detection devices and systems are described herein. One motion detection device includes an inertial measurement unit (IMU) configured to measure velocity, orientation, and gravitational forces of the motion detection device and a computing component. The computing component can be configured to determine spectrum parameters of a mobile vehicle associated with the motion detection device using measurements from the IMU, determine IMU orientation parameters using measurements from the IMU, and estimate motion of the mobile vehicle using the spectrum parameters, the IMU orientation parameters, measurements from the IMU, and a motion estimation function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Haiyang Liu, Jeffrey Baker, Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV, William Stephen Caldwell
  • Patent number: 9131554
    Abstract: A method of using lights and a light system for teaching dance, particularly to students with hearing impairments. The method of dance instruction includes a light bar having a plurality of first lights and second lights. The first and second lights are visually distinguishable. The first lights are turned on and off to display a pre-selected time signature pattern, and the second lights of the light bar are turned on and off to display a pre-selected and count time signature pattern. A light system for dance instruction includes a light bar having a first lights and second lights, which are visually distinguishable, and a control unit for: a) turning the first lights of the light bar on and off to display a pre-selected time signature pattern; and b) turning the second lights of the light bar on and off to display a pre-selected and count time signature pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey Baker
  • Patent number: 9036054
    Abstract: An optical imager includes: an image sensor for capturing images of targets and outputting image signals; a lens for focusing the target on the image sensor as a function of lens position; a memory for storing predetermined lens positions determined from predetermined target sizes; and a controller for determining current target size based on captured images and positioning the lens at a predetermined lens position by correlating current target size with predetermined target sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Koziol, Alec Epting, Stephen Patrick Deloge, Jeffrey Baker
  • Patent number: 9026360
    Abstract: A system includes a determination module and a communication module. The determination module is configured to be located onboard a first vehicle configured to travel along a first route including a crossing corresponding to an intersection of the first route with a second route. The determination module is configured to be communicatively coupled with a remote crossing module. The determination module is configured to determine, based on a speed of the first vehicle, timing information corresponding to a time at which the first vehicle will travel proximate to the crossing on the first route. The communication module is configured to transmit the timing information to the remote crossing module. The timing information includes a reference time configured as an absolute time corresponding to a time for impeding travel of a second vehicle along the second route through the crossing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey Michael Fries, Jeffrey Baker, Aric Albert Weingartner, Michael Steffen, II, Jesse Lee Herlocker, William Shields
  • Publication number: 20140361125
    Abstract: A system includes a determination module and a communication module. The determination module is configured to be located onboard a first vehicle configured to travel along a first route including a crossing corresponding to an intersection of the first route with a second route. The determination module is configured to be communicatively coupled with a remote crossing module. The determination module is configured to determine, based on a speed of the first vehicle, timing information corresponding to a time at which the first vehicle will travel proximate to the crossing on the first route. The communication module is configured to transmit the timing information to the remote crossing module. The timing information includes a reference time configured as an absolute time corresponding to a time for impeding travel of a second vehicle along the second route through the crossing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Jeffrey Michael Fries, Jeffrey Baker, Aric Albert Weingartner, Michael Steffen, II, Jesse Lee Herlocker, William Shields
  • Patent number: 8866963
    Abstract: There is set forth herein a terminal having an image sensor array and a plurality of operator selectable operating modes. The image sensor array can have an associated light source bank. The operator selectable operating modes can include at least one camera operating mode and at least one flashlight operating mode. In the at least one camera operating mode the image sensor array and light source bank can be controlled for optimization of frame capture. In the at least one flashlight operating mode the image sensor array and the light source bank can be controlled for optimizing illumination of an operators viewing area with reduced average power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan T. Grunow, Jeffrey Baker, Matthew Skvoretz, Michael Pease, Scott Garmon
  • Publication number: 20140300777
    Abstract: An optical imager includes: an image sensor for capturing images of targets and outputting image signals; a lens for focusing the target on the image sensor as a function of lens position; a memory for storing predetermined lens positions determined from predetermined target sizes; and a controller for determining current target size based on captured images and positioning the lens at a predetermined lens position by correlating current target size with predetermined target sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas Koziol, Alec Epting, Stephen Patrick Deloge, Jeffrey Baker
  • Publication number: 20140204268
    Abstract: There is set forth herein a terminal having an image sensor array and a plurality of operator selectable operating modes. The image sensor array can have an associated light source bank. The operator selectable operating modes can include at least one camera operating mode and at least one flashlight operating mode. In the at least one camera operating mode the image sensor array and light source bank can be controlled for optimization of frame capture. In the at least one flashlight operating mode the image sensor array and the light source bank can be controlled for optimizing illumination of an operators viewing area with reduced average power consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan T. Grunow, Jeffrey Baker, Matthew Skvoretz, Michael Pease, Scott Garmon
  • Patent number: 8760563
    Abstract: An optical imager includes: an image sensor for capturing images of targets and outputting image signals; a lens for focusing the target on the image sensor as a function of lens position; a memory for storing predetermined lens positions determined from predetermined target sizes; and a controller for determining current target size based on captured images and positioning the lens at a predetermined lens position by correlating current target size with predetermined target sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Koziol, Alec Epting, Stephen Patrick Deloge, Jeffrey Baker
  • Patent number: 8698949
    Abstract: There is set forth herein a terminal having an image sensor array and a plurality of operator selectable operating modes. The image sensor array can have an associated light source bank. The operator selectable operating modes can include at least one camera operating mode and at least one flashlight operating mode. In the at least one camera operating mode the image sensor array and light source bank can be controlled for optimization of frame capture. In the at least one flashlight operating mode the image sensor array and the light source bank can be controlled for optimizing illumination of an operators viewing area with reduced average power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan T. Grunow, Jeffrey Baker, Matthew Skvoretz, Michael Pease, Scott Garmon
  • Patent number: 8692927
    Abstract: There is set forth herein an imaging terminal having an image sensor array and a variable lens assembly for focusing an image onto the image sensor array. In one embodiment, an imaging terminal can include one or more focusing configuration selected from the group comprising a full set focusing configuration, a truncated set focusing configuration and a fixed focusing configuration. When a full set focusing configuration is active, a full set of candidate focus settings can be active when the imaging terminal determines a focus setting of the terminal responsively to a trigger signal activation. When a truncated set focusing configuration is active, a truncated range of candidate focus settings can be active when the imaging terminal determines a focus setting of the terminal responsively to a trigger signal activation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Pease, Scott Garmon, Jeffrey Baker
  • Patent number: 8655514
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling a rail vehicle are provided. In one embodiment, a rail vehicle system includes a first version of a travel database including travel information, a communication link to receive a second version of the travel database, and a controller configured to, in response to the second version of the travel database including changes to the travel information that meet predefined override criteria, control operation of the rail vehicle system based on the first version of the travel database; and in response to the changes to the travel information not meeting the predefined override criteria, adjust operation of the rail vehicle system to operate based on the second version of the travel database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Joseph Forrest Noffsinger, Jeffrey Baker, Jerome Beshoner
  • Publication number: 20130009017
    Abstract: An electronically-synchronized flap system for a fixed-wing aircraft including a first wing including a first flap panel, the first flap panel being connected with a first in-board actuator and a first out-board actuator, and a second wing including a second flap panel, the second flap panel being connected with a second in-board actuator and a second out-board actuator. In an embodiment, the system can further include an electronic control unit (ECU) configured to control the first and second in-board and out-board actuators to electronically synchronize the positions of the first and second flap panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: EATON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew Thompson, Jeffrey A. Baker, John D. Neely, Peter A. Torres
  • Publication number: 20120182461
    Abstract: There is set forth herein an imaging terminal having an image sensor array and a variable lens assembly for focusing an image onto the image sensor array. In one embodiment, an imaging terminal can include one or more focusing configuration selected from the group comprising a full set focusing configuration, a truncated set focusing configuration and a fixed focusing configuration. When a full set focusing configuration is active, a full set of candidate focus settings can be active when the imaging terminal determines a focus setting of the terminal responsively to a trigger signal activation. When a truncated set focusing configuration is active, a truncated range of candidate focus settings can be active when the imaging terminal determines a focus setting of the terminal responsively to a trigger signal activation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Pease, Sott Garmon, Jeffrey Baker
  • Patent number: 8224510
    Abstract: A portable computer system and method of operating a vehicle using the portable computer system in a communication-based train control (CBTC) system territory is provided. The portable computer system includes a sensor and a transceiver that is communicatively coupled to the sensor and to the CBTC system, wherein the portable computer system configured to be removably coupled to the vehicle. The method includes verifying that the vehicle is operating with one of a non-operational CBTC computer system and a non-CBTC computer system, and removably coupling a portable computer system including at least one sensor and a transceiver that is communicatively coupled to the sensor to the vehicle such that the transceiver is coupled in communication with the CBTC system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Wolfgang Daum, Jeffrey Baker, Tom Otsubo, Gerald Douglas Rose, Craig Stull, Gregory Hann, Phillip Danner
  • Publication number: 20120130567
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling a rail vehicle are provided. In one embodiment, a rail vehicle system includes a first version of a travel database including travel information, a communication link to receive a second version of the travel database, and a controller configured to, in response to the second version of the travel database including changes to the travel information that meet predefined override criteria, control operation of the rail vehicle system based on the first version of the travel database; and in response to the changes to the travel information not meeting the predefined override criteria, adjust operation of the rail vehicle system to operate based on the second version of the travel database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Joseph Forrest NOFFSINGER, Jeffrey Baker, Jerome Beshoner
  • Patent number: D760173
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventor: Jeffrey Baker