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: 20120092531
    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: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Koziol, Alec Epting, Stephen Patrick Deloge, Jeffrey Baker
  • Publication number: 20110271708
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a frozen beverage holder and method of making the same, the frozen beverage holder formed from a frozen block with one or more orifices formed in the frozen block adapted to receive a beverage container. The beverage holder may be formed entirely from a frozen liquid, semi-liquid, semi-solid, or gaseous material, and may also include height positioning devices or steps to position a beverage container inserted into the orifices at a desired height, a storage area and drainage channel formed into the frozen beverage holder; and a business card holder formed as a groove in the frozen beverage holder and configured so that a business card may be vertically inserted into the groove. The present invention is also directed at a mold for making the frozen beverage holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventors: Jeffrey Baker, Kevin Baker
  • Publication number: 20110169999
    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: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan T. Grunow, Jeffrey Baker, Matthew Skvoretz, Michael Pease, Scott Garmon
  • Publication number: 20100131129
    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: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventors: Wolfgang Daum, Jeffrey Baker, Tom Otsubo, Gerald Douglas Rose, Craig Stull, Gregory Hann, Phillip Danner
  • Publication number: 20100090621
    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: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventor: Jeffrey Baker
  • Publication number: 20080231506
    Abstract: A system is provided for identifying the track assignment of a locomotive traveling along a track. The system includes at least one onboard receiver on the locomotive for wirelessly communicating with a plurality of satellites to provide a respective initial location of at least one onboard antenna on the locomotive. Additionally, the system includes at least one wayside receiver wirelessly coupled to the at least one onboard receiver. The at least one wayside receiver is positioned adjacent to the track to wirelessly communicate with the plurality of satellites to provide a respective corrected location of the respective initial location of the at least one onboard antenna to the at least one onboard receiver. A method and computer readable media are also provided for identifying the track assignment of a locomotive traveling along a track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventors: Craig Alan Stull, Tom Otsubo, Jeffrey Baker
  • Publication number: 20080233548
    Abstract: A method of using lights and a light system for teaching dance, particularly to students with hearing impairments. The method or 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: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2007
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventor: Jeffrey Baker
  • Publication number: 20070224814
    Abstract: A method is provided for forming a monolithically integrated optical filter, for example, a Fabry-Perot filter, over a substrate (10). The method comprises forming a first mirror (16) over the substrate (10). A plurality of etalon material layers (32, 34, 36, 38) are formed over the mirror (16), and a plurality of etch stop layers (42, 44, 46) are formed, one each between adjacent etalon material layers (32, 34, 36, 38). A photoresist is patterned to create an opening (54) over the top etalon material layer (38) and an etch (56) is performed down to the top etch stop layer (46). An oxygen plasma (58) may be applied to convert the etch stop layer (46) within the opening (54) to silicon dioxide (57). The photoresist patterning, etching, and applying of an oxygen plasma may be repeated as desired to obtain the desired number of levels (82, 84, 86, 88). A second mirror (72) is then formed on each of the levels (82, 84, 86, 88).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2006
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Inventors: Ngoc Le, Jeffrey Baker, Diana Convey, Steven Smith, Paige Holm
  • Publication number: 20070202378
    Abstract: A micro fuel cell and method of forming such includes depositing multiple layers (22) of alternating metals over a substrate (12); etching at least one metal from the multiple layers (22) creating a void between the remaining layers; forming a plurality of pedestals (28) in the multiple layers (22), each pedestal (28) having a center anode (29) portion and a concentric cathode (31) portion separated by a concentric cavity (31); filling the concentric cavity (31) with an electrolyte; and capping the center anode (29) portion and the concentric cavity (31).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Inventors: John D'Urso, Jeffrey Baker, Chowdary Koripella
  • Publication number: 20070157079
    Abstract: An apparatus adapted to generate contract documents includes a plurality of computing platforms; a plurality of memory storage devices coupled to the computing platforms, the plurality of memory devices including a first memory storage device storing a database of items, a second memory storage device storing rules corresponding to each item, a third memory storage device storing rules corresponding to each requester, a fourth memory storage device storing a database of generated documents, and a secure memory storage device; a plurality of networks coupled to the plurality of computing platforms, the computing platforms capable of receiving and transmitting requests for the items by requestors over the plurality of networks, the computing platforms being programmed to: process requests of items by at least one requestor by determining if at least one of the items requested is stored in the first memory storage device, retrieving rules corresponding to the at least one requestor stored in the third memory sto
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventor: Jeffrey Baker
  • Publication number: 20070146349
    Abstract: A touch input device includes two or more interleaved scroll sensors. A common area is interposed between two of the scroll sensors. A sense line snakes through the common area. Scrolling pressure applied to a sense layer causes the sense layer to contact and electrically connect the sense line to the scroll sensors thereby permitting the scrolling pressure position to be determined by measuring a voltage on the sense line. The scroll sensors are potentiometric and may be linear strip scroll sensors or rotary ring scroll sensors. The interleaved scroll sensors with the common area allow smooth scrolling action from one major leg to another major leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2005
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Applicant: Interlink Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Errico, Jeffrey Baker
  • Publication number: 20070048625
    Abstract: A lithographic template, a method of forming the lithographic template and a method for forming devices with the lithographic template is provided. The lithographic template (10) and the method of making comprises forming a transparent conductive layer (16) over a substrate (12). A SiCN layer (18) is formed over the transparent conductive layer (16), and a patterning layer (20) formed on the SiCN layer (18). The SiCN layer (18) is converted to an SiO2 layer by applying an O2 plasma (23). The SiO2 layer prevents damage to the transparent conductive layer (16) during cleaning and provides a binding mechanism for the imprint release coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2005
    Publication date: March 1, 2007
    Inventors: Kevin Nordquist, Jeffrey Baker, William Dauksher
  • Publication number: 20070024595
    Abstract: A method for implementing a control function via a sensor having a touch sensitive control input surface. The method includes detecting a contact with the touch sensitive control input surface, determining a pressure value corresponding to the contact, and initiating a control function from a set of possible control functions based at least in part on the pressure value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Applicant: Interlink Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Baker, Michael Errico, David Arthur, Steve Branton
  • Publication number: 20060222968
    Abstract: This invention relates to semiconductor devices, microelectronic devices, micro electro mechanical devices, microfluidic devices, photonic devices, and more particularly to a lithographic template, a method of forming the lithographic template and a method for forming devices with the lithographic template. The lithographic template (10) is formed having a substrate (12), a transparent conductive layer (16) formed on a surface (14) of the substrate (12) by low pressure sputtering to a thickness that allows for preferably 90% transmission of ultraviolet light therethrough, and a patterning layer (20) formed on a surface (18) of the transparent conductive layer (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Publication date: October 5, 2006
    Applicant: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Talin, Jeffrey Baker, William Dauksher, Andy Hooper, Douglas Resnick
  • Publication number: 20060134329
    Abstract: A method is provided for forming a porous metal catalyst (44) on a substrate (42) for nanotube (84) growth in an emissive display. The method comprises depositing a metal (44) onto a surface of a substrate (12) at an angle (?) to the surface, depositing a metal catalyst (72) onto the metal (44), and forming nanotubes (84) on the metal catalyst (72).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Inventors: Yi Wei, Jeffrey Baker, Bernard Coll, Steven Smith
  • Publication number: 20060082556
    Abstract: The present invention determines angular position using a potentiometric touch sensor. The sensor has an annular pattern of resistive material on a portion of a bottom substrate top surface. Conductive drive lines and fixed potential conductive traces radially traverse the bottom substrate top surface and are electrically coupled to the resistive material. Conductive sense traces radially traverse the bottom substrate top surface. A conductive layer on a bottom surface of a top substrate is positioned above the bottom substrate top surface. A pressure applied to the top substrate and/or the bottom substrate electrically couples a portion of a conductive sense trace to a portion of the annular pattern and/or a fixed potential conductive trace. The angular position of the applied pressure is determined by measuring at least one electrical parameter between a conductive drive line and a conductive sense line having the conductive sense traces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2005
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Applicant: Interlink Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Baker, Carlos Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20060028454
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for using a scroll sensor providing a touch sensitive control input surface for a plurality of control functions is provided. The input surface is divided into a plurality of regions. Each region is assigned to one of the plurality of control functions. At least one of these control functions accepts parametric control input. A first touch is received at one of the regions on the input surface. The control function assigned to the touched region is selected. If the selected control function is one of the control functions accepting parametric control input, a second touch on the input surface is received as parametric control input during an activation period for the selected control function. The second touch may be received as parametric control input at any point of the input surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Publication date: February 9, 2006
    Applicant: INTERLINK ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Steve Branton, Jeffrey Baker, David Stallard, Dustin Luck
  • Publication number: 20060017815
    Abstract: A sensor mounting system for enabling image stabilization in a digital camera is described. An electronic array light sensor is moved in relation to other parts of the camera in response to camera motion. In one embodiment, the sensor is moved by at least one linear motor having a ferrofluid in a gap of the linear motor. Other aspects of the system are described, including methods of heat sinking the sensor, a suspension system, methods of compensating for an effect of temperature on the ferrofluid, and a compact magnet configuration for forming the linear motor and providing feedback as to the position of the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2004
    Publication date: January 26, 2006
    Inventors: Donald Stavely, Robert Bolinder, Theodore Ziemkowski, Jeffrey Baker
  • Publication number: 20060018643
    Abstract: A sensor mounting system for enabling image stabilization in a digital camera is described. An electronic array light sensor is moved in relation to other parts of the camera in response to camera motion. In one embodiment, the sensor is moved by at least one linear motor having a ferrofluid in a gap of the linear motor. Other aspects of the system are described, including methods of heat sinking the sensor, a suspension system, methods of compensating for an effect of temperature on the ferrofluid, and a compact magnet configuration for forming the linear motor and providing feedback as to the position of the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2004
    Publication date: January 26, 2006
    Inventors: Donald Stavely, Jeffrey Baker
  • Publication number: 20060007172
    Abstract: A force sensing resistor includes two substrates. Conductive traces including first, common, and calibration fingers are on the first substrate and define a contact area. A spacer surrounds the contact area and attaches the substrates together such that a cavity separates the substrates in the contact area. A first resistive layer is on the second substrate and arranged within the cavity. In response to a force moving one substrate, the first resistive layer electrically connects the first and common fingers with a resistance dependent upon resistivity of the first resistive layer and the applied force to produce an electrical signal indicative of the applied force. A second resistive layer is arranged within the cavity and electrically connects the calibration and common fingers with a resistance dependent upon resistivity of the second resistive layer to produce an electrical signal indicative of the resistivity of the second resistive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2004
    Publication date: January 12, 2006
    Applicant: Interlink Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Baker, Carlos Sanchez