Patents by Inventor Karen E. Jachimowicz

Karen E. Jachimowicz 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: 6798441
    Abstract: A teleconference system including a plurality of personal presence cells positioned at a local communication site and at a remote communication site. The plurality of personal presence cells are characterized as either sensor cells or display cells. The sensor cells include at least one video camera positioned to sense and transmit an image of the local participant, and an image screen positioned to reflect an image of the local participant toward the at least one video camera and for viewing of an image through the screen. The display cells each include at least one projection display positioned to display a multi-dimensional image of a remote participant on a display screen. A transmission link interfaces the plurality of personal presence cells positioned at the local communication site and the plurality of presence cells positioned at the remote communication site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Davis H. Hartman, Fred Vincent Richard, Diana Chen, Karen E. Jachimowicz, Barbara McNeill Foley, William Peterson, Earnest J. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6366267
    Abstract: A portable electronic device with virtual image display including a semiconductor array providing a real image and an optical system mounted to receive the real image and produce a virtual image at a viewing aperture. Electronics are associated with the array to produce real images in accordance with messages received by a data source such as a communication receiver. The display is sufficiently small to mount in a hand held microphone for viewing by the operator while using the microphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: John Song, Karen E. Jachimowicz, Curtis D. Moyer
  • Publication number: 20010024229
    Abstract: A teleconference system including a plurality of personal presence cells positioned at a local communication site and at a remote communication site. The plurality of personal presence cells are characterized as either sensor cells or display cells. The sensor cells include at least one video camera positioned to sense and transmit an image of the local participant, and an image screen positioned to reflect an image of the local participant toward the at least one video camera and for viewing of an image through the screen. The display cells each include at least one projection display positioned to display a multi-dimensional image of a remote participant on a display screen. A transmission link interfaces the plurality of personal presence cells positioned at the local communication site and the plurality of presence cells positioned at the remote communication site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2001
    Publication date: September 27, 2001
    Inventors: Davis H. Hartman, Fred Vincent Richard, Diana Chen, Karen E. Jachimowicz, Barbara McNeill Foley, William Peterson, Earnest J. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6275251
    Abstract: A teleconference system including a plurality of personal presence cells positioned at a local communication site and at a remote communication site. The plurality of personal presence cells are characterized as either sensor cells or display cells. The sensor cells include at least one video camera positioned to sense and transmit an image of the local participant, and an image screen positioned to reflect an image of the local participant toward the at least one video camera and for viewing of an image through the screen. The display cells each include at least one projection display positioned to display a multi-dimensional image of a remote participant on a display screen. A transmission link interfaces the plurality of personal presence cells positioned at the local communication site and the plurality of presence cells positioned at the remote communication site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2001
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Davis H. Hartman, Fred Vincent Richard, Diana Chen, Karen E. Jachimowicz, Barbara McNeill Foley, William Peterson, Earnest J. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6243056
    Abstract: A portable communications transceiver having a first hollow body, a second hollow body, and a virtual image display that includes a semiconductor array providing a real image and an optical system mounted in the second body to receive the real image and produce a virtual image at a viewing aperture. Electronics are associated with the array to produce real images in accordance with messages and graphical images received by the receiver. The display is sufficiently small enough to mount in a hand held cellular or portable telephone by the operator while using the telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Karen E. Jachimowicz, Michael S. Lebby
  • Patent number: 6158884
    Abstract: A portable electronic device adapted to be worn on a user's wrist including an electronic unit including a transceiver for receiving and transmitting messages and a watch included within the electronic unit having movements for displaying a time of day. A wrist band including a plurality of electrically conductive fibers is electrically coupled to the electronic unit thereby creating an electronic circuit. A power source is integrated with the plurality of electrically conductive fibers fabricating the wrist band. At least one display is integrated with the electronic unit for the display of informative data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Lebby, Karen E. Jachimowicz, Davis H. Hartman
  • Patent number: 6157353
    Abstract: A portable communications receiver with virtual image display including a semiconductor array providing a real image and an optical system mounted to receive the real image and produce a virtual image at a viewing aperture. Electronics are associated with the array to produce real images in accordance with messages received by the receiver. The display is sufficiently small to mount in a hand held microphone for viewing by the operator while using the microphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: John Song, Curtis D. Moyer, Karen E. Jachimowicz
  • Patent number: 6122023
    Abstract: A non-speckle laser projection display composed of a liquid crystal material for the generation of a high resolution, non-speckle image. The projection display screen includes a liquid crystal material which is constructed in a highly scattered state when no drive voltage is applied. When a high frequency, low voltage signal is applied to the liquid crystal projection display screen, the liquid crystal molecules vibrate slightly at a frequency higher than 60 Hz, thereby causing the speckle pattern to change quickly, and causing the eye to smooth out and see no speckle. In addition, provided is a non-speckle laser display system in which included is a laser image source and the liquid crystal projection display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Diana Chen, Michael S. Lebby, Karen E. Jachimowicz
  • Patent number: 6096666
    Abstract: A holographic textile fiber that selectively absorbs and reflects different wavelengths of light. A plurality of holographic textile fibers in combination forming a holographic textile fabric. The plurality of textile fibers characterized as including a central core including one of a light transmitting material, a light absorbing material, a light reflecting material, or a polymer dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC) material. The holographic textile fibers further including a plurality of layers of an optical media. Each of the plurality of layers having differing indices of refraction thereby forming a multi-layer interference coating overcoating the central core. The plurality of layers of optical media characterized as selectively reflecting particular wavelengths of light while transmitting differing wavelengths of light, thereby generating a plurality of interference patterns that form a holographic optical image as a result of an incident light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Karen E. Jachimowicz, Michael S. Lebby
  • Patent number: 6097528
    Abstract: A microscanner composed of a semiconductor wafer, having formed as a part thereof a cantilevered portion and having mounted thereon at least one laser diode. The cantilevered portion has electrically interfaced thereto a plurality of interconnects capable of delivering varying voltages. The cantilevered portion is deflected in response to the varying voltages and therefore produces a scanning action about an "x" axis, a "y" axis, or an "x" and "y" axis dependent upon the external varying voltage applied thereto and the design of the cantilevered portion. This scanning action operates to scan the light emitted by the at least one laser diode. The microscanner operates to generate a resultant integrated scanned image. This image can be implemented as either a virtual image display or a projected image display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Lebby, Jamal Ramdani, Karen E. Jachimowicz
  • Patent number: 6084697
    Abstract: An integrated electro-optical package including a laser diode microscanner, and an automatic focus mechanism housed within a housing. The microscanner includes a semiconductor wafer, having formed as a part thereof a cantilevered portion having mounted thereon at least one laser diode. The cantilevered portion having electrically interfaced thereto a plurality of interconnects capable of delivering varying voltages. The cantilevered portion is deflected in response to the varying voltages and therefore produces a scanning action in an "x" and/or "y" direction dependent upon the external varying voltage applied thereto and the design of the cantilevered portion. The automatic focus mechanism includes a single detector or a detector array that measures a reflected light and submits a signal to the display system optics for focus adjustment dependent upon the measurements received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Lebby, Jamal Ramdani, Karen E. Jachimowicz
  • Patent number: 6080690
    Abstract: A textile fabric including a plurality of electrically conductive fibers and at least one electronic sensor or a plurality of sensing fibers. The textile fabric is intended for fabrication into a functional article of clothing or other item made of the woven textile fabric, so as to increase functionality of the article of clothing or item made thereof. The fabric is intended to assist a wearer in the monitoring of biomedical information and/or environmental conditions existent upon the wearer. The plurality of electrically conductive fibers and sensing devices are characterized as creating an interconnect to a portable electronic monitoring device, integrated components such as heating and cooling bands, electronics, or the like, or for serving as an antenna for signals received and transmitted between an integrated electronic component and a remote monitoring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Lebby, Karen E. Jachimowicz, Jamal Ramdani
  • Patent number: 6029073
    Abstract: A portable electronic device including a display carrier detachably mounted to the portable electronic device. The display carrier including a virtual image display apparatus. A data communication interface is provided between the display carrier and the portable electronic device for permitting data exchange between the display apparatus and the portable electronic device. The display apparatus including a binocular optical system for providing an image output at a right eye output and a left eye output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc
    Inventors: Michael S. Lebby, Davis H. Hartman, Karen E. Jachimowicz
  • Patent number: 6022760
    Abstract: An integrated electro-optical package including a dual sided opto-electronic device, composed of a substrate with an array of light emitting devices (LEDs) formed on a first major surface thereof, and at least one vertical cavity surface emitting laser formed on an opposed second major surface of the substrate. A mounting structure formed so as to allow for the mounting of the dual sided opto-electronic device on the interior major surfaces, and further having electrical conductors for cooperating with the LEDs and VCSEL of the opto-electronic device. A driver substrate having electrical connections for interfacing with the mounting structure and the dual sided opto-electronic device. A plurality of driver circuits connected to the mounting structure and dual sided opto-electronic device through connection pads formed on the driver substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2000
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Lebby, Wenbin Jiang, Karen E. Jachimowicz
  • Patent number: 5906004
    Abstract: A textile fabric including a plurality of electrically conductive fibers characterized as providing sufficient current to induce either a wired or wireless coupling between the textile fabric and a portable electronic device. The textile fabric is intended for fabrication into a functional article of clothing or other item made of the woven textile fabric, so as to increase functionality of the article of clothing or item made thereof. The plurality of electrically conductive fibers are characterized as creating an interconnect to a portable electronic device, including integrated components, electronics, or the like, or serving as an antenna for signals received and transmitted by the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1999
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Lebby, Karen E. Jachimowicz
  • Patent number: 5867795
    Abstract: A portable electronic device (10) including a virtual image display (20) positioned within a housing (11) or a remote unit (30), capable of providing an image of information contained on a smart card (18) as well as transactions processed in response to data transmitted by a two-way voice transceiver (24) between a host database (118) and the portable electronic device (10). A sensor (19) constructed to have the smart card (18) positioned adjacent thereto in data sensing juxtaposition and electronics (22) connected to the sensor (19) for processing data between the host database (118) and the portable electronic device (10), and for reading and writing data to the smart card (18). The two-way voice communications transceiver (24) for transmitting and receiving data between the portable electronic device (10) and the host database (118), and the virtual image display (20) for supplying image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Novis, William E. Carns, Karen E. Jachimowicz
  • Patent number: 5838416
    Abstract: A device and method for enhancing the viewing angle of a display including the positioning of a liquid crystal beam deflector on display device, such as a liquid crystal display device. The liquid crystal beam deflector is capable of deflecting a display image incident thereon, thereby deflecting a primary viewing axis, resulting in an altered viewing axis and/or a broader viewing cone. The resultant effect allows the user to view the display image from the altered viewing angle or at any position within the broader viewing cone, to provide for a higher contrast output image by deflecting the brightest image away from the direction of specular reflection in ambient illuminated reflective displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Diana Chen, Phil Wright, Karen E. Jachimowicz
  • Patent number: 5831699
    Abstract: An integrated electro-optical package including an array composed of a substrate having defined thereon a plurality of unit cells, composed of active and inactive areas. The substrate having positioned thereon a major surface, a plurality of sub-arrays and driver/control circuits. The sub-arrays, defining the active area formed within each unit cell, and being composed of a plurality of light emitting devices. The driver/control circuits mounted to the substrate within the inactive area of each unit cell. The electro-optical package fabricated to allow for scanning of the active area of each unit cell to create a resultant integrated image of increased resolution, without an increase in the number of pixels formed by the light emitting devices of the sub-arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Phil Wright, Diana Chen, Fred V. Richard, Karen E. Jachimowicz, Rong-Ting Huang
  • Patent number: 5821571
    Abstract: An integrated electro-optical package including a dual sided opto-electronic device, composed of a substrate with an array of light emitting devices (LEDs) formed on a first major surface thereof, and at least one vertical cavity surface emitting laser formed on an opposed second major surface of the substrate. A mounting structure formed so as to allow for the mounting of the dual sided opto-electronic device on the interior major surfaces, and further having electrical conductors for cooperating with the LEDs and VCSEL of the opto-electronic device. A driver substrate having electrical connections for interfacing with the mounting structure and the dual sided opto-electronic device. A plurality of driver circuits connected to the mounting structure and dual sided opto-electronic device through connection pads formed on the driver substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Lebby, Wenbin Jiang, Karen E. Jachimowicz
  • Patent number: 5821911
    Abstract: A miniature virtual image color display having a viewing aperture, the display including a plurality of semiconductor chips each defining a plurality of pixels. The plurality of pixels of each semiconductor chip form a complete real image and each semiconductor chip is formed to provide the complete real image in a different color. An optical system combines the different colored real images and produces, from the plurality of complete real images, a single virtual image in color. The single virtual image is magnified so as to be viewable through the viewing aperture. The miniature virtual image display is designed to be incorporated into a communications receiver, such as a pager or two-way radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: Motorola
    Inventor: Karen E. Jachimowicz