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: 20050259085
    Abstract: The present invention determines angular position using a potentiometric touch sensor. The sensor has an annular pattern of resistive material on a bottom substrate top surface. Conductive drive lines radially traverse the resistive material so as to make electrical connection with the resistive material. A top substrate is spaced above the top surface of the bottom substrate. A conductive sense layer on a bottom surface of the top substrate is positioned above the resistive material. Pressure applied to either the top substrate or the bottom substrate, such as by the touch of a user, causes a portion of the conductive sense layer to contact a corresponding portion of the annular pattern of resistive material. The angular position of the applied pressure can be determined by measuring at least one electrical parameter between at least one of the conductive drive lines and the conductive sense layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2005
    Publication date: November 24, 2005
    Applicant: Interlink Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Baker, Carlos Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20050259069
    Abstract: An input device for an electronic system includes a force sensor having conductive interdigitated traces on a bottom substrate and a flexible substrate spaced apart from the bottom substrate. The flexible substrate has a resistive layer deposited on a bottom side facing the interdigitated traces. A snap dome is positioned over a portion of the force sensor flexible substrate. A flexible keymat membrane is positioned over the force sensor and the snap dome. The keymat membrane bottom surface faces the force sensor flexible substrate. The keymat membrane bottom surface has a protruding region surrounding the snap dome and spaced above the force sensor flexible substrate. A center keycap on the keymat membrane top surface is positioned over the snap dome. A surrounding keycap on the keymat membrane encloses the center keycap and is positioned over the keymat membrane protruding region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2004
    Publication date: November 24, 2005
    Applicant: Interlink Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Baker, James Tickle, Carlos Sanchez, Scott Alhart
  • Publication number: 20050207635
    Abstract: A computerized method of creating and printing documents having one or more magnetic ink characters includes identifying and positioning data fields within a displayed representation of the document to be printed. Locations are identified within the data fields and elsewhere on the displayed representation of the document where magnetic ink characters are to be printed. The identified locations where magnetic ink characters are to be printed are compared with predetermined specifications for such locations. The identified locations on the representation of the document to be printed are adjusted to conform to the predetermined specifications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2005
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Inventors: Aaron Lazar, Jeffrey Baker
  • Publication number: 20050199464
    Abstract: A roller thrust bearing assembly is effective to transmit force along a path extending between two members. The roller thrust bearing assembly includes a circular disc with an annular array of spaced apart slots. Each of the slots has a longitudinal central axis which is skewed at the same angle relative to disc radii. A plurality of roller bearings are disposed in each of the slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2004
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Applicant: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Gary Bartley, Jeffrey Baker
  • Patent number: 6923483
    Abstract: An airbag (10) for mounting in the bumper (18) of a motor vehicle (12) is provided. The airbag can have an up-side-down ā€œLā€ shape or a cylindrical shape. Further, multiple bags can be combined within one system. The airbag is configured to cover substantially the width of the vehicle upon deployment and also provide protection to the occupant of a struck vehicle (36) in the event the occupant is partially expelled from the struck vehicle in the direction of the bag. The airbag is combined with an inflation (23), collision sensor (34) and an electronic control unit (38) to form the airbag system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Universal Propulsion Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul G. Curry, Wesley Pack, Steve Hailstone, Jeffrey A. Baker, Robert V. McClenathan, Michael T. Vecchio, Saeed David Barbat, Priyaranjan Prasad
  • Publication number: 20050156705
    Abstract: The cost and complexity of an electronic pressure sensitive transducer are decreased by constructing such a transducer directly on a printed circuit board containing support electronics. Conductive traces are formed on the printed circuit board to define a contact area. A flexible substrate having an inner surface is positioned over the contact area. An adhesive spacer, substantially surrounding the contact area, attaches the flexible substrate to the printed circuit board. At least one resistive layer is deposited on the flexible substrate inner surface. In use, the resistive layer contacts at least two conductive traces in response to pressure applied to the flexible substrate to produce an electrical signal indicative of applied pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2005
    Publication date: July 21, 2005
    Applicant: Interlink Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Baker, Carlos Sanchez, Patrick Bair
  • Publication number: 20050158992
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a cladded conductor (42) for use in a magnetoelectronics device is provided. The method includes providing a substrate (10) and forming a conductive barrier layer (12) overlying the substrate (10). A dielectric layer (16) is formed overlying the conductive barrier layer (12) and a conducting line (20) is formed within a portion of the dielectric layer (16). The dielectric layer (16) is removed and a flux concentrator (30) is formed overlying the conducting line (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Publication date: July 21, 2005
    Inventors: Mark Durlam, Jeffrey Baker, Brian Butcher, Mark Deherrera, John D'Urso, Earl Fuchs, Gregory Grynkewich, Kelly Kyler, Jaynal Molla, J. Ren, Nicholas Rizzo
  • Publication number: 20050087998
    Abstract: An airbag (10) for mounting in the bumper (18) of a motor vehicle (12) is provided. The airbag can have an up-side-down ā€œLā€ shape or a cylindrical shape. Further, multiple bags can be combined within one system. The airbag is configured to cover substantially the width of the vehicle upon deployment and also provide protection to the occupant of a struck vehicle (36) in the event the occupant is partially expelled from the struck vehicle in the direction of the bag. The airbag is combined with an inflation (23), collision sensor (34) and an electronic control unit (38) to form the airbag system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2002
    Publication date: April 28, 2005
    Inventors: Paul Curry, Wesley Pack, Steve Hailstone, Jeffrey Baker, Robert McClenathan, Michael Vecchio, Saeed Barbat, Priya Prasad
  • Patent number: 6698545
    Abstract: An aircraft life raft assembly for use as a deployable escape slide from an egress opening of an aircraft. The escape slide is a longitudinally extending structure with a center line that extends from the head end of the slide, adjacent the egress opening, to a toe end that is located adjacent the horizontally extending ground plane. Pressurizing means is operative to inflate the escape slide, which escape slide has panels or panel members of flexible material with an upper sliding surface that extends in the longitudinal direction. The escape slide has a portion of its length that is curvilinear in plan view, which curvilinear portion maybe close to the egress opening of the aircraft or anywhere along the length of the escape slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Baker, Leibert K. Danielson
  • Patent number: 6471001
    Abstract: An aircraft life raft assembly for use as a deployable escape slide from an egress opening of an aircraft. The escape slide is a longitudinally extending structure with a center line that extends from the head end of the slide, adjacent the egress opening, to a toe end that is located adjacent the horizontally extending ground plane. Pressurizing means is operative to inflate the escape slide, which escape slide has panels or panel members of flexible material with an upper sliding surface that extends in the longitudinal direction. The escape slide has a portion of its length that is curvilinear in plan view, which curvilinear portion maybe close to the egress opening of the aircraft or anywhere along the length of the escape slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: The B.F. Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Baker, Leibert K. Danielson
  • Publication number: 20020117354
    Abstract: An aircraft life raft assembly for use as a deployable escape slide from an egress opening of an aircraft. The escape slide is a longitudinally extending structure with a center line that extends from the head end of the slide, adjacent the egress opening, to a toe end that is located adjacent the horizontally extending ground plane. Pressurizing means is operative to inflate the escape slide, which escape slide has panels or panel members of flexible material with an upper sliding surface that extends in the longitudinal direction. The escape slide has a portion of its length that is curvilinear in plan view, which curvilinear portion maybe close to the egress opening of the aircraft or anywhere along the length of the escape slide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2002
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Applicant: THE B.F. GOODRICH COMPANY
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Baker, Leibert K. Danielson
  • Patent number: 5908340
    Abstract: A method for fabricating an array of conical electron emitters (410) includes the steps of: (i) positioning a collimator (160), including a plurality of collimation cells (162) having hexagonal cross-sections, between a substrate (155) having emitter wells (130) and a target (170) made from the emitter material, (ii) sputtering the target (170) so that it is partially collimated by the collimator (160), (iii) moving the substrate (155) within a plane defined by the substrate (155) so that the emitter wells (130) follow an emitter well path (220) which forms a 15.degree. path angle (235) with respect to a reference line (240) of the collimator (160).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1999
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Voight, Anthony Polito, Jeffrey Baker, Laura Siragusa
  • Patent number: 5765809
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a device for lifting heavy items from machinery in confined areas. The device of the invention can be easily mounted on a particular piece of equipment and allows for the easy removal of the part or item to be repaired or replaced. Because of its relatively small size, the device can be readily used in confined areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Assignee: Bayer Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Baker, Dale R. Trembly
  • Patent number: 4825872
    Abstract: A finger sensor for a pulse oximetry system is provided having a body of flexible, resilient polymeric material formed as a pocket. On the inside walls of the pocket toward the closed end are a LED light source and an opposing photodetector. The space within the pocket transverse to the longitudinal dimension of the pocket exhibits a relatively smaller width and a relatively greater width. As a finger is inserted into the pocket with the fingertip between the LED and the photodetector, the relatively smaller width of the pocket expands and the relatively greater width of the pocket decreases. This expansion and decrease of the pocket dimensions are resisted by the resilient polymeric material, causing the walls of the pocket containing the LED and the photodetector to securely contact and retain the finger within the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1989
    Assignee: Critikon, Inc.
    Inventors: Josef K. S. Tan, Jeffrey A. Baker, Pawel J. Beczkiewicz, John J. George
  • Patent number: 4825879
    Abstract: A pulse oximeter sensor is provided in which the wrap which encloses and secures the light source and detector to the body includes a sheet of metallized material. The metallized material reflects body heat back to the body and provides opacity to interfering ambient light. The wrap may be formed in a "T" shape, with the light sensor and detector aligned with the stem of the "T", or in a disposable elongated configuration with the light sensor and detector longitudinally aligned with the wrap. The wrap is secured during use through either adhesive means or by the use of hook and loop fabric patches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1989
    Assignee: Critkon, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Kie S. Tan, Jeffrey A. Baker, Daniel A. Jones