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).

  • 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
  • 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