Patents by Inventor Kerry L. Shaklee

Kerry L. Shaklee 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: 20110126813
    Abstract: A multi-wire slurry-free wafer cutting apparatus along with a method for optimizing saw operation is disclosed that includes a cutting wire impregnated with a plurality of cutting particles wrapped multiple times around two or more wire guides to form a multi-wire web. A drive mechanism drives the web across an ingot at an optimum speed determined by setting a multi-wire web speed to an initial speed, detecting vibration of the web, identifying the web speed having a lowest vibration, and operating the drive mechanism at that speed as optimum. A cleansing fluid is applied to the multi-wire web that includes a major portion of water and a minor portion of surfactant which cleans the cutting wire and keeps the cut particles free of oxidation. One or more cleansing fluid applicators are configured to apply the cleansing fluid to the multi-wire web close to the ingot in a laminar flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventors: John B. Hodsden, Kerry R. Lindemann, Kerry L. Shaklee, Earl James Crawford, III
  • Patent number: 6545636
    Abstract: A printer feeds cut-sheet print media past an exposure area of a linear exposure print engine exposing the edges of the media. A sheet of print media is fed into a pair of open leading edge pinch rollers as printing is started. These rollers close and push the media past the exposure area where the leading edge of the sheet is exposed to the image being printed. The leading edge then passes through a pair of open trailing edge pinch rollers, which close to start pulling the media through the exposure area. After the trailing edge pinch rollers close, the leading edge pinch rollers open, transferring the movement from the leading edge pinch rollers to the trailing edge pinch rollers, allowing the trailing edge pinch rollers to pull the trailing edge of the sheet through the exposure area where it is exposed to the image being printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Sienna Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Kerry L. Shaklee, Gary L. Brackett
  • Patent number: 6483608
    Abstract: A color printer that conducts an image from a surface of a CRT through a graded index lens to expose media. The CRT is mounted at an acute angle with respect to the media, to compensate for the graded index lens focusing different colors at different distances. The graded index lens is placed at a center of the acute angle. The CRT may have different phosphor stripes on the face of the CRT for each color being exposed or the CRT may have a white phosphor throughout the entire exposure area of the CRT and utilize color filters to create each color being exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Sienna Imaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Kerry L. Shaklee
  • Patent number: 6166825
    Abstract: In a photographic process printer system that receives printable pixel data into a print engine component from a computer component over a high-speed fiber channel communication pathway. Feedback control messages from the print engine component are sent over a low-speed serial channel communication pathway to the computer component to control the transmission of printable pixel data. The computer component continues to transmit packets of printable pixel data over the high-speed fiber channel communication pathway as long as the feedback control messages indicate that the print engine component is ready to receive more packets of printable pixel data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Sienna Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Kerry L. Shaklee, Richard W. Denny, Kurt A. Leniger, William M. Glenn, Jr., Daniel C. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 6034709
    Abstract: Disclosed is a photographic printer with bi-directional sweeping of a monochrome CRT to expose a photosensitive medium. Image data from a host system is received by the printer and stored in a data drive system. The data drive system converts the data into a series of rows of dot row data to produce the appropriate image desired. Linear deflection amplifiers sweep the CRT's electron beam across the face of the CRT to expose the medium utilizing the dot row data. The present invention sweeps and writes data bi-directionally, eliminating the retrace period associated with sweeping and writing in one direction, and without any hold periods once printing starts. The data in every other dot row is processed in reverse order so that the dot row data utilized in the reverse writing sweep will be exposed onto the medium in proper relationship to the rows written above and below it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2000
    Assignee: Sienna Imaging Inc.
    Inventors: Kerry L. Shaklee, Daniel C. O'Brien, Kurt A. Leniger, Gary L. Brackett, Richard W. Denny
  • Patent number: 6031557
    Abstract: Disclosed is a photographic printer with bi-directional sweeping of a color CRT to expose a photosensitive medium. Image data from a host system is received by the printer and stored in a data drive system. The data drive system converts the data into a series of rows of dot row data to produce the appropriate image desired. Linear deflection amplifiers sweep the CRT's electron beam across the color phosphor areas on the face of the CRT to expose the medium utilizing the dot row data. The present invention sweeps and writes data bi-directionally, eliminating the retrace period associated with sweeping and writing in one direction, and without any hold periods once printing starts. The data in every other dot row is processed in reverse order so that the dot row data utilized in the reverse writing sweep will be exposed onto the medium in proper relationship to the rows written before and after it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Assignee: Sienna Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Kerry L. Shaklee, Daniel C. O'Brien, Kurt A. Leniger, Gary L. Brackett, Richard W. Denny
  • Patent number: 6023557
    Abstract: A photographic printer that uses a plurality of small CRTs, or multiple image segments displayed on a single CRT, to print wide format images. Within the printer, the multiple CRTs are positioned adjacent one another and display through lenses so that image segments displayed by adjacent CRTs join one another. The image segments of the single CRT also display through lenses, or mirrors and lenses, that join the segments. The printer may decompose each line of the image into horizontal image segments, or the printer may receive each image segment from a host computer system, and the printer displays the image segments on the CRTs such that they are exposed joined with one another on the photographic media. The printer also contains a closed loop calibration system to adjust the length of each image segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2000
    Assignee: Sienna Imaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Kerry L. Shaklee
  • Patent number: 5953495
    Abstract: A printer for transferring image data from a computer to a print media. The printer displays the image data in line segments on the CRT, which then transfers the image line segments of the image onto the media, as the media moves across the cathode ray tube. The segments are used to illuminate phosphor rows on an inside surface of the cathode ray tube, and filters, chemically bonded to an outside surface of the cathode ray tube, adjust the spectral output of the phosphor rows to match the spectral requirements of the print media. The filters may be short pass, long pass, or band pass to achieve the required adjustments to the light so that the print media is properly exposed. Protrusions are formed on the edges of the filters to act as spacers between the filters and the print media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignee: Sienna Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary L. Brackett, Kerry L. Shaklee
  • Patent number: 5841952
    Abstract: A photographic printer that uses a plurality of small CRTs, or multiple image segments displayed on a single CRT, to print wide format images. Within the printer, the multiple CRTs are positioned adjacent one another and display through lenses so that image segments displayed by adjacent CRTs join one another. The image segments of the single CRT also display through lenses, or mirrors and lenses, that join the segments. The printer may decompose each line of the image into horizontal image segments, or the printer may receive each image segment from a host computer system, and the printer displays the image segments on the CRTs such that they are exposed joined with one another on the photographic media. The printer also contains a closed loop calibration system to adjust the length of each image segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Assignee: Sienna Imaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Kerry L. Shaklee
  • Patent number: 5373347
    Abstract: A photographic printer that uses a plurality of small CRTs to print wide format images. Within the printer, the CRTs are positioned horizontally adjacent one another but vertically displaced so that image segments displayed by adjacent CRTs either abut or overlap one another. The printer decomposes each line of the image into horizontal image segments, buffers the image segments to compensate for the vertical displacement, and displays the image segments on the CRTs such that they are exposed horizontally aligned with one another on the photographic media. The printer stitches the image at the seams between adjacent segments to reduce the discontinuities in the horizontal image rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1994
    Assignee: Metrum, Inc.
    Inventors: Kerry L. Shaklee, Donna M. Bodeau, Jo A. Frank, Gary L. Brackett
  • Patent number: 5250878
    Abstract: Disclosed is a color printer which uses a CRT to print on photographic medium. The printer contains a uniformity EEPROM that corrects for brightness of each position on the CRT. If a position cannot be corrected, a blank code is placed in the EEPROM at the position, to blank the CRT at the position. Adjacent positions are intensified, or positions in the same column on other CRT rows are intensified to correct for the defective position. The printer also allows the uniformity information to be field updated by printing an entire page of each primary color, sending these pages back to the factory, scanning them into a computer system using a document scanner, analyzing each page, creating new uniformity data from the analysis, and sending this data back to the printer where it is loaded into the uniformity EEPROM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1993
    Assignee: Alliant Techsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick Rothe, Kerry L. Shaklee
  • Patent number: 5184154
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for improving the image quality of a CRT recorder wherein image information is transmitted to the image receiving medium through a plurality of tracks provided on a phosphor stripe of the CRT. An algorithm in the memory determines the deflection of the electron beam so that the tracks are activated in a predetermined order. As the image receiving medium is scrolled past the CRT faceplate, the image will be exposed on the image receiving medium so that no two adjacent image lines are exposed by adjacent tracks. In a further embodiment, image lines are produced by activating the tracks in a random order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1993
    Assignee: Alliant Techsystems Inc.
    Inventor: Kerry L. Shaklee
  • Patent number: 5165073
    Abstract: A facsimile system which produces variable resolution and size images on a reproduction medium is disclosed. A timing means produces two signals which control resolution in a first direction. The first signal controls release of pixels from a memory buffer to modulate the beam intensity of a cathode ray tube while the second signal controls the sweep in the first direction of the electron beam of the CRT. Resolution and size in a second direction is controlled by repeating lines of image data until the desired resolution is achieved. Hardware savings in the facsimile can be achieved by connecting a direct memory access controller to a graphics microprocessor through the host post of the graphics microprocessor and by using alternating banks of memory for storage of image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1992
    Assignee: Honeywell, Inc.
    Inventors: Kerry L. Shaklee, Alvin R. Rothe, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5077680
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for controlling the print speed of a color graphics printer to allow the printer to track the host data rate adjusted for image resolution. The print speed adjusts automatically to match the effective host data rate in print lines per second, and maintains a well behaved speed response characteristic independent of data resolution. The system filters abrupt changes in the rate of the data being received from the host so that the printer operates within its slew rate limitations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1991
    Assignee: Alliant Techsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Sturm, Kerry L. Shaklee, James I. Martin
  • Patent number: 5077502
    Abstract: A circuit which compensates for the effects of drift that occur during the operation of a cathode ray tube because of temperature changes or aging and which produces changes in intensity of the picture on the cathode ray tube by sensing the intensity changes and varying the bias on the second grid of the cathode ray tube to restore the desired intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1991
    Assignee: Honeywell Inc.
    Inventors: Kerry L. Shaklee, Thomas A. Sturm, John C. Wittenberger
  • Patent number: 4550316
    Abstract: A mouse comprises a housing for sliding movement on a nonspecific work surface, and a stylus depending from the housing and contacting the work surface. The stylus bends and vibrates during movement, and the direction and distance of movement are derived from such bending and vibration. Strain gauges, mounted directly to the stylus or to a diaphragm mounting the stylus, are used to ascertain bending and vibration. Photocell means are also disclosed to ascertain bending a vibration of the stylus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1985
    Assignee: Display Interface Corp.
    Inventors: Albert L. Whetstone, Kerry L. Shaklee
  • Patent number: 4514726
    Abstract: A mouse comprises a cover and a displacement pad which is displaced upon movement of the mouse over a surface. Displacement transducer means, e.g., strain gauges mounted in a parallel arm linkage, are used to ascertain direction of motion. Noise created by sliding motion is monitored by a microphone, the output of which is a function of velocity and therefore distance. The microphone may be mounted to the displacement pad, and the pad and microphone covered with a friction and vibration enhancing medium, such as felt. The displacement pad may also be suspending in a computer terminal and be "stroked" to achieve displacement and noise. Calculating means produce cursor dot control signals based on displacement and noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1985
    Assignee: Display Interface Corporation
    Inventors: Albert L. Whetstone, Kerry L. Shaklee, Khosrow Modjallal
  • Patent number: 4451698
    Abstract: Coordinate digitizers comprise a data tablet having perpendicular X and Y axes grids, which cross each other to define a data surface. Each grid has a plurality of parallel evenly-spaced-apart grid wires having their ends connected by end busses. An inductor connected to an alternating electrical input signal is movable on the data surface, and induces current flow in loops comprised of individual grid wires and end busses, with the strength of the current strongest in the grid wires near the inductor. Each grid has a receptor loop into which signals from the grid are induced, and the receptor loop is preferably deployed in a receptor area off the data surface. The receptor loops are configured such that signals induced therein correlate to inductor position on the data surface. The receptor loops are preferably composite loops providing complimentary signals to compensate for variations in the input signal or an induction-to-grid coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 29, 1984
    Assignee: Display Interface Corporation
    Inventors: Albert L. Whetstone, Kerry L. Shaklee