Patents by Inventor Lane G. Brooks

Lane G. Brooks 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: 20190343371
    Abstract: Borescopes and related methods that are configured to preclude or minimize imaging in hazy and/or smoky conditions. In some embodiments, the borescope may comprise a shaft made up, at least in part, of a material that is electrically non-conductive material and/or thermally non-conductive, and a tip positioned at a distal end of the shaft. The tip may comprise at least one light source, such as an LED or array of LEDS, configured to deliver electromagnetic radiation in which no more than about 20% of the total spectral output is in the infrared spectrum. The electromagnetic radiation delivered from the at least one light source may comprise a spectrum having at least one of a local maximum and a global maximum between about 450 and about 495 nm. The at least one light source may be configured to deliver between about 20 and about 75 lumens of visible light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Lane G. Brooks, Christopher Joseph Pratt, Ashok C. Khandkar, John T. Langell, Dennis James Muhlestein
  • Publication number: 20190208143
    Abstract: Borescopes, such as laparoscopes and endoscopes, configured to provide for image reorientation. In some embodiments, a portion of the borescope, such as the handle, may be rotatable with respect to another portion of the borescope, such as the shaft/tube. A sensor may be provided to translate the rotational positions of these two portions into digital data to allow an image or stream of images to be digitally rotated, preferably in real time, so that a camera module and/or image sensor may be fixed to the tube, such as positioned in a distal tip of the tube, without compromising the ability of the device to allow a surgeon to fix the rotational orientation of the images in a desired manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Lane G. Brooks, Christopher Joseph Pratt, Dennis James Muhlestein, John T. Langell, Ashok C. Khandkar
  • Patent number: 7489354
    Abstract: A circuit for a pixel site in an imaging array includes a light-detecting element to convert incident light to a photocurrent and a reset transistor, operatively connected to the light-detecting element, to reset a voltage associated with the light-detecting element. The reset transistor hard resets the voltage associated with the light-detecting element and soft resets the voltage associated with the light-detecting element after the generation of the hard reset of the voltage associated with the light-detecting element. A pixel voltage of a column or row line is also measured by hard resetting the column or row line voltage to a first predetermined voltage; soft resetting the column or row line voltage to a first pixel voltage; hard resetting the column or row line voltage to a second predetermined voltage; soft resetting the column or row line voltage to a second pixel voltage; and determining a difference between the first and second pixel voltages, the difference being the measured pixel voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Hae-Seung Lee, Keith Glen Fife, Lane G. Brooks, Jungwook Yang
  • Patent number: 7489355
    Abstract: A circuit for a pixel site in an imaging array includes a light-detecting element to convert incident light to a photocurrent and a reset transistor, operatively connected to the light-detecting element, to reset a voltage associated with the light-detecting element. The reset transistor hard resets the voltage associated with the light-detecting element and soft resets the voltage associated with the light-detecting element after the generation of the hard reset of the voltage associated with the light-detecting element. A pixel voltage of a column or row line is also measured by hard resetting the column or row line voltage to a first predetermined voltage; soft resetting the column or row line voltage to a first pixel voltage; hard resetting the column or row line voltage to a second predetermined voltage; soft resetting the column or row line voltage to a second pixel voltage; and determining a difference between the first and second pixel voltages, the difference being the measured pixel voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Hae-Seung Lee, Keith Glen Fife, Lane G. Brooks, Jungwook Yang
  • Patent number: 7446805
    Abstract: A circuit for a pixel site in an imaging array includes a light-detecting element to convert incident light to a photocurrent and a reset transistor, operatively connected to the light-detecting element, to reset a voltage associated with the light-detecting element. The reset transistor hard resets the voltage associated with the light-detecting element and soft resets the voltage associated with the light-detecting element after the generation of the hard reset of the voltage associated with the light-detecting element. A pixel voltage of a column or row line is also measured by hard resetting the column or row line voltage to a first predetermined voltage; soft resetting the column or row line voltage to a first pixel voltage; hard resetting the column or row line voltage to a second predetermined voltage; soft resetting the column or row line voltage to a second pixel voltage; and determining a difference between the first and second pixel voltages, the difference being the measured pixel voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Hae-Seung Lee, Keith Glen Fife, Lane G. Brooks, Jungwook Yang
  • Patent number: 7417678
    Abstract: A sense node voltage relating to light intensity incident upon a light-detecting element is measured. To realize this measurement, a first integration reset pulse is generated to enable a resetting of the sense node voltage to a voltage value substantially equal to a reset voltage value associated with the first integration reset pulse, an edge of the first integration reset pulse triggering a beginning of a first integration period. Thereafter, a second integration reset pulse is generated to enable a resetting of the sense node voltage to a voltage value substantially equal to a reset voltage value associated with the second integration reset pulse, an edge of the second integration reset pulse triggering a beginning of a second integration period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Sensata Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hae-Seung Lee, Keith Glen Fife, Lane G. Brooks
  • Publication number: 20040174450
    Abstract: A circuit for a pixel site in an imaging array includes a light-detecting element to convert incident light to a photocurrent and a reset transistor, operatively connected to the light-detecting element, to reset a voltage associated with the light-detecting element. The reset transistor hard resets the voltage associated with the light-detecting element and soft resets the voltage associated with the light-detecting element after the generation of the hard reset of the voltage associated with the light-detecting element. A pixel voltage of a column or row line is also measured by hard resetting the column or row line voltage to a first predetermined voltage; soft resetting the column or row line voltage to a first pixel voltage; hard resetting the column or row line voltage to a second predetermined voltage; soft resetting the column or row line voltage to a second pixel voltage; and determining a difference between the first and second pixel voltages, the difference being the measured pixel voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2004
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Inventors: Hae-Seung Lee, Keith Glen Fife, Lane G. Brooks, Jungwook Yang
  • Publication number: 20040174754
    Abstract: A sense node voltage relating to light intensity incident upon a light-detecting element is measured. To realize this measurement, a first integration reset pulse is generated to enable a resetting of the sense node voltage to a voltage value substantially equal to a reset voltage value associated with the first integration reset pulse, an edge of the first integration reset pulse triggering a beginning of a first integration period. Thereafter, a second integration reset pulse is generated to enable a resetting of the sense node voltage to a voltage value substantially equal to a reset voltage value associated with the second integration reset pulse, an edge of the second integration reset pulse triggering a beginning of a second integration period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2004
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Inventors: Hae-Seung Lee, Keith Glen Fife, Lane G. Brooks
  • Publication number: 20040174449
    Abstract: A circuit for a pixel site in an imaging array includes a light-detecting element to convert incident light to a photocurrent and a reset transistor, operatively connected to the light-detecting element, to reset a voltage associated with the light-detecting element. The reset transistor hard resets the voltage associated with the light-detecting element and soft resets the voltage associated with the light-detecting element after the generation of the hard reset of the voltage associated with the light-detecting element. A pixel voltage of a column or row line is also measured by hard resetting the column or row line voltage to a first predetermined voltage; soft resetting the column or row line voltage to a first pixel voltage; hard resetting the column or row line voltage to a second predetermined voltage; soft resetting the column or row line voltage to a second pixel voltage; and determining a difference between the first and second pixel voltages, the difference being the measured pixel voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2004
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Inventors: Hae-Seung Lee, Keith Glen Fife, Lane G. Brooks, Jungwook Yang
  • Publication number: 20040085096
    Abstract: A system for determining the instantaneous amplitude (a) and phase (&phgr;) of an analog sinusoid includes a sensor which produces the analog sinusoid output in response to the measurement of a parameter, an analog-to-digital converter which receives the analog sinusoid from the sensor and converts the analog sinusoid to a digital sinusoid, a delay device which receives the digital sinusoid and produces an in-phase signal (I) associated with the digital sinusoid, a transformer which receives the digital sinusoid and produces a quadrature signal (Q) associated with the digital sinusoid by introducing a phase shift plus a delay to the digital sinusoid, an amplitude computation device which receives the in-phase (I) and quadrature (Q) signals and computes the instantaneous amplitude (a) of the digital sinusoid by processing the in-phase (I) and quadrature (Q) signals according to the equation a={square root}{square root over ((Q2+I2))} and a phase computation device which receives the in-phase (I) an
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2003
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventors: Paul A. Ward, David J. McGorty, Lane G. Brooks