Patents by Inventor Jeffrey Baker

Jeffrey 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).

  • 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
  • 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