Patents by Inventor Richard G. Egan

Richard G. Egan 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: 7404117
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods of producing electronic devices. These electronic devices include excess circuits to be used as replacements for circuits that are found to be defective within the electronic device. The excess circuits are included in a different device component than the circuits that are found to be defective. The replacement process occurs after the excess circuits and defective circuits are included in an electronic device including the different device components. Identification of the defective circuits may occur before or after the defective circuits are incorporated in the electronic device. In some embodiments, systems and methods of the invention result in improved manufacturing yields as compared with the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Inapac Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian E. Ong, Richard G. Egan
  • Patent number: 7193640
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for performing color registration estimation and correction in a multi-head printer. A registration target is printed by the printer and captured by an image capture device (such as a camera) within the printer. The registration target includes a plurality of shapes, each of which is printed by a single one of the print heads in the printer, and which are arranged in a pattern designed to enable cross-web and down-web registration estimates to be generated. The printer analyzes the captured target to generate such cross-web and down-web registration estimates and thereby to generate cross-web and down-web registration corrections. The printer applies the registration corrections to subsequent print jobs, thereby reducing or eliminating misregistration in printed output. The techniques disclosed herein are suitable for use in printers having print heads that differ in resolution from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Polaroid Corporation
    Inventor: Richard G. Egan
  • Patent number: 6994257
    Abstract: The present invention relates to encoding and decoding of information using materials that are capable of mildly absorbing radiation over a wide range of infrared wavelengths and substantially non-absorbing in the visible wavelengths. Examples of such encoding of information are bar codes and area markings. Information is encoded in markings on a base medium by depositing or intertexturing on the base medium a material where the surface dimensions, thickness and presence of the material contain the encoded information. The encoding, as disclosed in this invention, utilizes a lower cost, more stable material than a material that is capable of highly absorbing over a range of infrared wavelengths and substantially non-absorbing in the visible wavelengths. However, since the material used in this invention is mildly absorbing in the infrared range, the signal obtained by reflecting or transmitting infrared radiation from the markings will be less distinct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Polaroid Corporation
    Inventors: Vivek K. Soni, J. Barry Mahoney, William T. Plummer, Richard G. Egan
  • Patent number: 6879335
    Abstract: A compact light weight printhead capable of direct quasi-contact printing includes an OLED—Color Filter structure deposited onto a substrate. The OLED—Color Filter structure includes an OLED structure emitting over a broad range of wavelengths and color filter arrays that selectively transmit radiation in different distinct ranges of wavelengths. The printhead is designed for contact or quasi-contact printing, without additional optical elements. The printhead design ensures that the desired pixel sharpness and reduced crosstalk is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Polaroid Corporation
    Inventors: Russell A. Gaudiana, Richard G. Egan
  • Patent number: 6856339
    Abstract: A compact light weight printhead capable of direct quasi-contact printing includes an OLED—Color Filter structure deposited onto a substrate. The OLED—Color Filter structure includes an OLED structure emitting over a broad range of wavelengths and color filter arrays that selectively transmit radiation in different distinct ranges of wavelengths. The printhead is designed for contact or quasi-contact printing, without additional optical elements. The printhead design ensures that the desired pixel sharpness and reduced crosstalk is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Assignee: Polaroid Corporation
    Inventors: Russell A. Gaudiana, Richard G. Egan
  • Patent number: 6801237
    Abstract: A compact light weight printhead capable of direct quasi-contact printing includes an OLED-Color Filter structure deposited onto a substrate. The OLED-Color Filter structure includes an OLED structure emitting over a broad range of wavelengths and color filter arrays that selectively transmit radiation in different distinct ranges of wavelengths. The printhead is designed for contact or quasi-contact printing, without additional optical elements. The printhead design ensures that the desired pixel sharpness and reduced crosstalk is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Polaroid Corporation
    Inventors: Russell A. Gaudiana, Richard G. Egan
  • Patent number: 6786416
    Abstract: The present invention relates to encoding and decoding of information using materials that are mildly absorbing radiation over a wide range of infrared wavelengths and substantially non-absorbing in the visible wavelengths. Examples of such encoding of information are bar codes and area markings. Information is encoded in markings on a base medium by depositing or intertexturing on the base medium a material where the surface dimensions, thickness and presence of the material contain the encoded information. The encoding utilizes a lower cost, more stable material than a material that is highly absorbing over a range of infrared wavelengths and substantially non-absorbing in the visible wavelengths. However, since the material is mildly absorbing in the infrared range, the signal obtained by reflecting or transmitting infrared radiation from the markings will be less distinct. Thus, inventive methods are needed to ensure that the encoded information can be decoded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Polaroid Corporation
    Inventors: Vivek K. Soni, J. Barry Mahoney, William T. Plummer, Richard G. Egan
  • Patent number: 6763167
    Abstract: A compact light weight printhead capable of direct quasi-contact printing includes an OLED structure disposed on a fiber optic faceplate substrate. The printhead is designed for contact or quasi-contact printing printing. The printhead design ensures that the desired pixel sharpness and reduced crosstalk is achieved. Two possible different arrangements for the printhead are disclosed. One arrangement includes at least one array of OLED elements. Each OLED array in this arrangement includes at least one triplet of OLED elements, and each element in each the triplet is capable of emitting radiation in a distinct wavelength range different from the distinct wavelength range of the other two color filters in the same triplet. In the second arrangement, the printhead includes at least one triplet of arrays of individually addressable Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignee: Polaroid Corporation
    Inventors: Russell A. Gaudiana, Richard G. Egan, Bennett H. Rockney, Joseph DelPico
  • Publication number: 20040021761
    Abstract: A compact light weight printhead capable of direct quasi-contact printing includes an OLED—Color Filter structure deposited onto a substrate. The OLED—Color Filter structure includes an OLED structure emitting over a broad range of wavelengths and color filter arrays that selectively transmit radiation in different distinct ranges of wavelengths. The printhead is designed for contact or quasi-contact printing printing, without additional optical elements. The printhead design ensures that the desired pixel sharpness and reduced crosstalk is achieved. Two possible different arrangements for the printhead are disclosed. One arrangement includes at least one array of OLED elements and at least one color filter array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2003
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Applicant: Polaroid Corporation
    Inventors: Russell A. Gaudiana, Richard G. Egan
  • Publication number: 20040012020
    Abstract: A compact light weight printhead capable of direct quasi-contact printing includes an OLED-Color Filter structure deposited onto a substrate. The OLED-Color Filter structure includes an OLED structure emitting over a broad range of wavelengths and color filter arrays that selectively transmit radiation in different distinct ranges of wavelengths. The printhead is designed for contact or quasi-contact printing printing, without additional optical elements. The printhead design ensures that the desired pixel sharpness and reduced crosstalk is achieved. Two possible different arrangements for the printhead are disclosed. One arrangement includes at least one array of OLED elements and at least one color filter array. Each color filter array in this arrangement includes at least one triplet of color filters, and each element in each the triplet is capable of transmitting radiation in a distinct wavelength range different from the distinct wavelength range of the other two color filters in the same triplet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2003
    Publication date: January 22, 2004
    Applicant: Polaroid Corporation
    Inventors: Russell A. Gaudiana, Richard G. Egan
  • Publication number: 20040012019
    Abstract: A compact light weight printhead capable of direct quasi contact printing includes an OLED Color Filter structure deposited onto a substrate. The OLED-Color Filter structure includes an OLED structure emitting over a broad range of wavelengths and color filter arrays that selectively transmit radiation in different distinct ranges of wavelengths. The printhead is designed for contact or quasi-contact printing printing, without additional optical elements. The printhead design ensures that the desired pixel sharpness and reduced crosstalk is achieved. Two possible different arrangements for the printhead are disclosed. One arrangement includes at least one array of OLED elements and at least one color filter array. Each color filter array in this arrangement includes at least one triplet if color filters, and each element in each the triplet is capable of transmitting radiation in a distinct wavelength range different from the distinct wavelength range of the other two color filters in the same triplet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2003
    Publication date: January 22, 2004
    Applicant: Polaroid Corporation
    Inventors: Russell A. Gaudiana, Richard G. Egan
  • Publication number: 20030205621
    Abstract: The present invention relates to encoding and decoding of information using materials that are capable of mildly absorbing radiation over a wide range of infrared wavelengths and substantially non-absorbing in the visible wavelengths. Examples of such encoding of information are bar codes and area markings. Information is encoded in markings on a base medium by depositing or intertexturing on the base medium a material where the surface dimensions, thickness and presence of the material contain the encoded information. The encoding, as disclosed in this invention, utilizes a lower cost, more stable material than a material that is capable of highly absorbing over a range of infrared wavelengths and substantially non-absorbing in the visible wavelengths. However, since the material used in this invention is mildly absorbing in the infrared range, the signal obtained by reflecting or transmitting infrared radiation from the markings will be less distinct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Applicant: Polaroid Corporation
    Inventors: Vivek K. Soni, J. Barry Mahoney, William T. Plummer, Richard G. Egan
  • Publication number: 20030207023
    Abstract: The present invention relates to encoding and decoding of information using materials that are capable of mildly absorbing radiation over a wide range of infrared wavelengths and substantially non-absorbing in the visible wavelengths. Examples of such encoding of information are bar codes and area markings. Information is encoded in markings on a base medium by depositing or intertexturing on the base medium a material where the surface dimensions, thickness and presence of the material contain the encoded information. The encoding, as disclosed in this invention, utilizes a lower cost, more stable material than a material that is capable of highly absorbing over a range of infrared wavelengths and substantially non-absorbing in the visible wavelengths. However, since the material used in this invention is mildly absorbing in the infrared range, the signal obtained by reflecting or transmitting infrared radiation from the markings will be less distinct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Applicant: Polaroid Corporation
    Inventors: Vivek K. Soni, J. Barry Mahoney, William T. Plummer, Richard G. Egan
  • Patent number: 6624839
    Abstract: A compact light weight printhead capable of direct quasi-contact printing includes an OLED-Color Filter structure deposited onto a substrate. The OLED-Color Filter structure includes an OLED structure emitting over a broad range of wavelengths and color filter arrays that selectively transmit radiation in different distinct ranges of wavelengths. The printhead is designed for contact or quasi-contact printing, without additional optical elements. The printhead design ensures that the desired pixel sharpness and reduced crosstalk is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Polaroid Corporation
    Inventors: Russell A. Gaudiana, Richard G. Egan
  • Patent number: 6606110
    Abstract: A compact light weight printhead capable of direct quasi-contact printing includes an OLED structure deposited onto a substrate. The printhead is designed for contact or quasi-contact printing, without additional optical elements. The printhead design ensures that the desired pixel sharpness and reduced crosstalk is achieved. Two possible different arrangements for the printhead are disclosed. One arrangement includes at least one array of OLED elements. Each OLED array in this arrangement includes at least one triplet of OLED elements, and each element in each the triplet is capable of emitting radiation in a distinct wavelength range different from the distinct wavelength range of the other two color filters in the same triplet. In the second arrangement, the printhead includes at least one triplet of arrays of individually addressable Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED), elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: Polaroid Corporation
    Inventors: Russell A. Gaudiana, Richard G. Egan
  • Patent number: 6595427
    Abstract: The present invention relates to encoding and decoding of information using materials that are capable of mildly absorbing radiation over a wide range of infrared wavelengths and substantially non-absorbing in the visible wavelengths. Examples of such encoding of information are bar codes and area markings. Information is encoded in markings on a base medium by depositing or intertexturing on the base medium a material where the surface dimensions, thickness and presence of the material contain the encoded information. The encoding, as disclosed in this invention, utilizes a lower cost, more stable material than a material that is capable of highly absorbing over a range of infrared wavelengths and substantially non-absorbing in the visible wavelengths. However, since the material used in this invention is mildly absorbing in the infrared range, the signal obtained by reflecting or transmitting infrared radiation from the markings will be less distinct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Polaroid Corporation
    Inventors: Vivek K. Soni, J. Barry Mahoney, William T. Plummer, Richard G. Egan
  • Patent number: 6525758
    Abstract: A compact light weight printhead capable of direct quasi-contact printing includes an OLED—Color Filter structure disposed on a fiber optic faceplate substrate. The OLED—Color Filter structure includes an OLED structure emitting over a broad range of wavelengths and color filter arrays that selectively transmit radiation in different distinct ranges of wavelengths. The printhead is designed for contact or quasi-contact printing printing. The printhead design ensures that the desired pixel sharpness and reduced crosstalk is achieved. Two possible different arrangements for the printhead are disclosed. One arrangement includes at least one array of OLED elements and at least one color filter array. Each color filter array in this arrangement includes at least one triplet of color filters, and each element in each the triplet is capable of transmitting radiation in a distinct wavelength range different from the distinct wavelength range of the other two color filters in the same triplet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Polaroid Corporation
    Inventors: Russell A. Gaudiana, Richard G. Egan, Bennett H. Rockney, Joseph DelPico
  • Publication number: 20020122108
    Abstract: A compact light weight printhead capable of direct quasi-contact printing includes an OLED—Color Filter structure disposed on a fiber optic faceplate substrate. The OLED—Color Filter structure includes an OLED structure emitting over a broad range of wavelengths and color filter arrays that selectively transmit radiation in different distinct ranges of wavelengths. The printhead is designed for contact or quasi-contact printing printing. The printhead design ensures that the desired pixel sharpness and reduced crosstalk is achieved. Two possible different arrangements for the printhead are disclosed. One arrangement includes at least one array of OLED elements and at least one color filter array. Each color filter array in this arrangement includes at least one triplet of color filters, and each element in each the triplet is capable of transmitting radiation in a distinct wavelength range different from the distinct wavelength range of the other two color filters in the same triplet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2000
    Publication date: September 5, 2002
    Inventors: Russell A. Gaudiana, Richard G. Egan, Bennett H. Rockney, Joseph DelPico
  • Publication number: 20020118270
    Abstract: A compact light weight printhead capable of direct quasi-contact printing includes an OLED structure deposited onto a substrate. The printhead is designed for contact or quasi-contact printing printing, without additional optical elements. The printhead design ensures that the desired pixel sharpness and reduced crosstalk is achieved. Two possible different arrangements for the printhead are disclosed. One arrangement includes at least one array of OLED elements. Each OLED array in this arrangement includes at least one triplet of OLED elements, and each element in each the triplet is capable of emitting radiation in a distinct wavelength range different from the distinct wavelength range of the other two color filters in the same triplet. In the second arrangement, the printhead includes at least one triplet of arrays of individually addressable Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2000
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventors: Russell A. Gaudiana, Richard G. Egan
  • Publication number: 20020114596
    Abstract: A compact light weight printhead capable of direct quasi-contact printing includes an OLED structure disposed on a fiber optic faceplate substrate. The printhead is designed for contact or quasi-contact printing printing. The printhead design ensures that the desired pixel sharpness and reduced crosstalk is achieved. Two possible different arrangements for the printhead are disclosed. One arrangement includes at least one array of OLED elements. Each OLED array in this arrangement includes at least one triplet of OLED elements, and each element in each the triplet is capable of emitting radiation in a distinct wavelength range different from the distinct wavelength range of the other two color filters in the same triplet. In the second arrangement, the printhead includes at least one triplet of arrays of individually addressable Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2000
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Inventors: Russell A. Gaudiana, Richard G. Egan, Bennett H. Rockney, Joseph DelPico