Patents by Inventor Michael A. Ehrhart

Michael A. Ehrhart 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: 20170071531
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system or biological sensor configured to detect adverse conditions experienced by a user and to mitigate such adverse conditions by providing the user mitigation instructions determined according to a behavioral profile of the user. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: MICHAEL A. EHRHART, DAVID E. QUINN
  • Publication number: 20160034642
    Abstract: A patient identification system utilizes a universal health identifier. The universal health identifier is an identification code that uniquely identifies the patient. Other identifiers associated with the patient can be linked to the universal health identifier, allowing the patient or a caregiver to use the other identifiers to obtain the universal health identifier. Health records can be associated with the universal health identifier to promote access to the health records.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Michael A. Ehrhart, Ynjiun Paul Wang
  • Patent number: 9195868
    Abstract: There is described a device having a two dimensional imager. The device having a two dimensional image sensor can be a hand held device. Imaging optics can be provided for focusing light reflected from a target onto the two dimensional imager. An image including imaging data can be obtained utilizing the hand held device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Ehrhart, Andrew Longacre, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9076054
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in optical reading can comprise an image sensor and a circuit board, and can further comprise a support assembly. An apparatus for use in optical reading can also comprise a light source and imaging optics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert John Hennick, Charles P. Barber, Eric C. Coleman, Michael A. Ehrhart, Colleen Gannon, Robert C. Gardiner, William H. Havens, Vivian L. Hunter, Melvin D. McCall, Thomas Ruhlman
  • Publication number: 20140231500
    Abstract: There is described a device having a two dimensional imager. The device having a two dimensional image sensor can be a hand held device. Imaging optics can be provided for focusing light reflected from a target onto the two dimensional imager. An image including imaging data can be obtained utilizing the hand held device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Hand Held Products, Inc
    Inventors: Michael A. Ehrhart, Andrew Longacre, JR.
  • Patent number: 8794522
    Abstract: There is provided an image capture apparatus and method. An image capture device can be used in the decoding of a decodable indicia, e.g., bar code symbols and/or text characters and can further be used in the capture of one or more images that may or may not be subjected to decoding processes. In one embodiment, an image captured with use of an image capture device is an image of an item bearing a decodable indicia. In one embodiment, an image capture device can have a plurality of user selectable modes of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael A. Ehrhart
  • Patent number: 8789758
    Abstract: An apparatus having an image sensor is provided. An image sensor of the apparatus can include a two dimensional image sensor. A lens assembly can be provided in combination with an image sensor. In one aspect, an apparatus can attempt to decode a decodable symbol representation. In one aspect an apparatus can output a frame of image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Hawley, Michael A. Ehrhart, Andrew Longacre, Jr., Robert M. Hussey, Timothy P. Meier
  • Patent number: 8602309
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bar code reading device for reading 1D or 2D bar code symbols. The bar code reading device, in one embodiment, can receive a command to disable symbology reading. In another embodiment, a bar code reading device can have a timercount and an image memory. In one embodiment, a bar code reading device can be configured to read bar code symbols of more than one bar code symbology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Longacre, Jr., Robert M. Hussey, Thomas J. Koziol, Michael A. Ehrhart
  • Publication number: 20130313324
    Abstract: An optical reader for reading decodable indicia is provided. In one embodiment, the optical reader can include an image sensor. In one aspect, the optical reader can be configured to read bar codes such as 1D bar codes. Particular methods and apparatus for reading decodable indicia are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas J. KOZIOL, Michael A. EHRHART, Andrew LONGACRE, JR., Robert M. HUSSEY, James A. PARKER
  • Publication number: 20130292477
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in optical reading can comprise an image sensor and a circuit board, and can further comprise a support assembly. An apparatus for use in optical reading can also comprise a light source and imaging optics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Robert John Hennick, Charles P. Barber, Eric C. Coleman, Michael A. Ehrhart, Colleen Gannon, Robert C. Gardiner, William H. Havens, Vivian L. Hunter, Melvin D. McCall, Thomas Ruhlman
  • Patent number: 8528818
    Abstract: There is described a device having a two dimensional imager. The device having a two dimensional image sensor can be a hand held device. Imaging optics can be provided for focusing light reflected from a target onto the two dimensional imager. An image including imaging data can be obtained utilizing the hand held device. The image can include a representation of a signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Ehrhart, Andrew Longacre, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8474722
    Abstract: There is set forth herein an optical reader for reading target indicia. The said optical reader in one embodiment can comprise an imaging subsystem including an image sensor and a lens assembly for focusing light on said image sensor. The optical reader in one embodiment can comprise a control circuit in communication with said imaging subsystem. The optical reader in one embodiment can comprise an illumination subsystem in communication with a control circuit. The illumination subsystem in one embodiment can comprise at least one multiple color-emitting light source. The at least one multiple color-emitting light source in one embodiment can comprise at least two independently drivable light emitting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert John Hennick, Charles P. Barber, Eric C. Coleman, Michael A. Ehrhart, Colleen Gannon, Robert C. Gardiner, William H. Havens, Vivian L. Hunter, Melvin D. McCall, Thomas Ruhlman
  • Patent number: 8439262
    Abstract: There is provided an image capture apparatus and method. An image capture device can be used in the decoding of a decodable indicia, e.g., bar code symbols and/or text characters and can further be used in the capture of one or more images that may or may not be subjected to decoding processes. In one embodiment, an image captured with use of an image capture device is an image of an item bearing a decodable indicia. In one embodiment, an image capture device can have a plurality of user selectable modes of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael A. Ehrhart
  • Publication number: 20130008964
    Abstract: An apparatus having an image sensor is provided. An image sensor of the apparatus can include a two dimensional image sensor. A lens assembly can be provided in combination with an image sensor. In one aspect, an apparatus can attempt to decode a decodable symbol representation. In one aspect an apparatus can output a frame of image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Hawley, Michael A. Ehrhart, Timothy P. Meier, Andrew Longacre, JR., Robert M. Hussey
  • Patent number: 8348165
    Abstract: There is described a device having a two dimensional imager. The device having a two dimensional image sensor can be a hand held device. Imaging optics can be provided for focusing light reflected from a target onto the two dimensional imager. An image including imaging data can be obtained utilizing the hand held device. The image can include a representation of a signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Ehrhart, Andrew Longacre, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8342411
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bar code reading device for reading 1D or 2D bar code symbols. The bar code reading device, in one embodiment, can receive a command to disable symbology reading. In another embodiment, a bar code reading device can have a timercount and an image memory. In one embodiment, a bar code reading device can be configured to read bar code symbols of more than one bar code symbology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Longacre, Jr., Robert M. Hussey, Thomas J. Koziol, Michael A. Ehrhart
  • Patent number: 8297511
    Abstract: An apparatus which includes an image sensor, the image sensor can include a two dimensional image sensor. A lens assembly is included in combination with the image sensor. In one aspect, the apparatus can attempt to decode a decodable symbol representation. In one aspect, the apparatus can output a frame image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Hawley, Michael A. Ehrhart, Timothy P. Meier, Andrew Longacre, Jr., Robert M. Hussey
  • Patent number: 8292180
    Abstract: There is described a device having a two dimensional imager. The device having a two dimensional image sensor can be a hand held device. Imaging optics can be provided for focusing light reflected from a target onto the two dimensional imager. An image including imaging data can be obtained utilizing the hand held device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Ehrhart, Andrew Longacre, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120193431
    Abstract: An apparatus having an image sensor is provided. An image sensor of the apparatus can include a two dimensional image sensor. A lens assembly can be provided in combination with an image sensor. In one aspect, an apparatus can attempt to decode a decodable symbol representation. In one aspect an apparatus can output a frame of image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Hawley, Michael A. Ehrhart, Timothy P. Meier, Andrew Longacre, JR., Robert M. Hussey
  • Patent number: 8196838
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bar code reading device for reading 1D or 2D bar code symbols. The bar code reading device, in one embodiment, can receive a command to disable symbology reading. In another embodiment, a bar code reading device can have a timercount and an image memory. In one embodiment, a bar code reading device can be configured to read bar code symbols of more than one bar code symbology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Longacre, Jr., Robert M. Hussey, Thomas J. Koziol, Michael A. Ehrhart