Patents by Inventor Timothy Tredwell

Timothy Tredwell 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: 20070231717
    Abstract: A method for dynamically registering multiple patterned layers on a substrate (3) comprises: depositing a first layer on the substrate; printing a first pattern (20) on the first layer; depositing a second layer on the first pattern; and printing a second pattern on the second layer while dynamically detecting the first pattern to align the second pattern with the first pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Inventors: Andrea Rivers, Timothy Tredwell, Robert Cuffney, James Stoops, Joshua Cobb
  • Publication number: 20070077511
    Abstract: A method for forming a resist pattern on a substrate (18) places a donor element (12) having a layer of thermoresist material proximate the substrate. A gap is maintained such that the surface of the layer of thermoresist material is spaced apart from the surface of the substrate by a number of spacing elements. Thermal energy is directed toward the donor element (12) according to the resist pattern, whereby a portion of thermoresist material is transferred from the donor element (12) across the gap by ablative transfer and is deposited onto the substrate (18) forming the resist pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Publication date: April 5, 2007
    Inventors: Timothy Tredwell, Lee Tutt, David Kay, Yongtaek Hong, Glenn Pearce, Scott Phillips
  • Publication number: 20070077349
    Abstract: A method of making an OLED display having a plurality of OLED devices includes providing a plurality of OLED devices on a substrate, such OLED devices sharing a common light-transmissive electrode; forming a patterned conductive layer structure over the common light-transmissive electrode to define wells in alignment with emissive areas of one or more OLED devices; and providing optical material into one or more wells
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Publication date: April 5, 2007
    Inventors: David Newman, Timothy Tredwell, Ronald Cok, Zhihao Yang
  • Publication number: 20060199476
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for forming vias in one or more layers, comprising one or more beams located in alignment with the layers for forming one or more vias in one or more areas of the layers. A vacuum mechanism is provided for collecting ablated material caused by the directed beams forming the one or more vias, the vacuum mechanism being in fixed alignment with respect to the one or more beams such that the vacuum applies a removal force on the ablated material at the time and location when the one or more vias is being formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2005
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Inventors: Ronald Cok, Michael Boroson, Timothy Tredwell, Andrea Rivers, Dustin Winters
  • Publication number: 20060199475
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming vias in one or more layers, comprising providing a vacuum chamber, one or more beams in the vacuum chamber. The array of directed beams located in alignment with a layer for ablating one or more areas of the layer for forming vias. A cold trap is also provided in the vacuum chamber that is in fixed alignment with respect to the one or more beams such that the ablated material condenses upon the cold trap at the time and location when the one or more vias is being formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2005
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Inventors: Ronald Cok, Timothy Tredwell, Dustin Winters, Andrea Rivers, Michael Boroson
  • Publication number: 20060131504
    Abstract: Image forming displays is provided. The display has a first layer having imaging elements positioned thereon; and a power circuit to provide electrical energy for the imaging elements. Wherein each imaging element comprises: an illumination circuit having an illumination element adapted so that the illumination element generates light at an intensity that is based upon a control signal, and a wireless communication circuit adapted to detect a wireless communication signal and to generate the control signal. A body contains the wireless communication circuit and the illumination circuit with the body occupying a space that is less than about five cubic millimeters. Imaging elements can also be adapted to sense radiation and provide wireless signals having data therein said data being based upon the amount of sensed radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Inventors: Roger Kerr, Timothy Tredwell
  • Publication number: 20060132477
    Abstract: Methods for forming a display using imaging elements are provided. In one method, a first surface is provided and imaging elements are provided on the first surface. The imaging elements are positionally aligned and a location order is determined for the imaging elements. Wherein the imaging elements each comprise: a wireless communication circuit adapted to detect a wireless communication signal and to generate a control signal; an illumination circuit having an illumination element, said illumination circuit being adapted so that the illumination element generates light at an intensity that is based upon the control signal. A body is provided containing the wireless communication circuit and the light source; wherein the body occupies a space that is less than about five cubic millimeters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Inventors: Roger Kerr, Timothy Tredwell
  • Publication number: 20060131505
    Abstract: Imaging elements are provided. An imaging element has a wireless communication circuit adapted to detect a wireless communication signal and to generate a control signal; an illumination circuit having an illumination element, the illumination circuit being adapted so that the illumination element generates light at an intensity that is based upon the control signal and a body containing the wireless communication circuit and the light source, wherein the body occupies a space that is less than about five cubic millimeters. The imaging element can also incorporate radiation sensors and can provide wireless signals indicative of sampled radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Inventors: Roger Kerr, Timothy Tredwell
  • Publication number: 20060062096
    Abstract: The invention is directed to content bearing mediums having a capacity to receive additional content and systems and methods for updating and presenting content recorded on a content bearing medium, e.g., video cassette tape, CD or DVD, digital memory, game cartridges. In one aspect of the invention, a content bearing medium is provided. The content bearing medium has a content bearing signal stored thereon and a communication circuit. The communication circuit is adapted to exchange wireless signals with a remote programming device and to store an additional content bearing signal in a memory based upon the signals exchanged. The communication circuit is further adapted to transmit the additional content signals upon request by a player of the content bearing medium so that the player can receive the additional content signals and present an output that is based, at least in part, upon the stored signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Publication date: March 23, 2006
    Inventors: Roger Kerr, Timothy Tredwell
  • Publication number: 20060024488
    Abstract: An apparatus for creating stickers uses microencapsulated material (14) which comprises a printhead (32) for image-wise exposing of the microencapsulated material in a pattern which leaves unexposed an outline of sticker characters (60, 62). A roller ruptures (58) unexposed microcapsules and a chemical in the ruptured microcapsules weakens material outlining the sticker characters (60, 62).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2004
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Inventors: Nelson Blish, Timothy Tredwell, Lee Tutt, David Patton
  • Publication number: 20060024487
    Abstract: An apparatus for creating stencils uses microencapsulated material (14) which comprises a printhead (32) for image-wise exposing of the microencapsulated material in a pattern which leaves unexposed an outline of stencil characters (60, 62). A roller ruptures (58) unexposed microcapsules and a chemical in the ruptured microcapsules weakens material outlining the stencil characters (60, 62).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2004
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Inventors: Nelson Blish, Timothy Tredwell, Lee Tutt
  • Publication number: 20050275537
    Abstract: Systems and devices are provided for detecting access to an object. A pattern of conductors extending in spaced, isolated configuration is provided on the object defining a tamper detection area. At least one sensor device is connected to the pattern of conductors and is capable of detecting a change in the continuity of the pattern of conductors. A communication circuit provides at least one signal indicative of the change in continuity of the pattern of conductors. The tamper detection area of conductors confronts each surface of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2004
    Publication date: December 15, 2005
    Inventors: Roger Kerr, Timothy Tredwell
  • Publication number: 20050184985
    Abstract: A viewing device is provided for viewing at least one image transparency having an associated tracking memory. The viewing device comprises an illumination device having at least one viewing surface adapted to present at least one illumination pattern, at least one radio frequency read write device for obtaining electronic data stored in an associated tracking memory of an image transparency positioned proximate to the viewing surface and at least one display device for viewing at least one electronic image related to said at least one image transparency. A control processing unit is adapted to receive said obtained data from said associated tracking memory and to use the obtained data for forming the at least one electronic image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2003
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Inventors: Roger Kerr, Timothy Tredwell, Eric Donaldson, Badhri Narayan, Sarat Mohapatra
  • Publication number: 20050149350
    Abstract: A patient information management system and method form managing patient information is provided. A first identifier for storing patient identification data in a remotely readable form and a second identifier associated with a medical device for storing patient medical information in a remotely readable form are provided. At least one reader remotely reads data stored in the first and second identifiers and communicates this data to an external database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2003
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Inventors: Roger Kerr, Timothy Tredwell
  • Publication number: 20050110613
    Abstract: A holder for holding at least one image bearing medium, with each at least one image bearing medium having a radio frequency transponder associated therewith, the holder having a holding body to receive and hold at least one image bearing medium an antenna and a radio frequency communication circuit operable to sense a first electromagnetic signal transmitted by the remote reader, generate a second electromagnetic signal in the holding body with the second electromagnetic signal adapted to cause the radio frequency transponders associated with said at least one medium held by the holding body to respond with electromagnetic signals that can be used to identify the mediums within the holding body, wherein the radio frequency communication circuit further transmits electromagnetic signals that can be used to identify the mediums within the holding body to the remote reader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Inventors: Roger Kerr, Timothy Tredwell, Badhri Narayan, Eric Donaldson, Sarat Mohapatra
  • Publication number: 20050107965
    Abstract: In one aspect of the invention a data collection device is provided for use with a medium said medium being usable when exposed to electromagnetic radiation that is characteristic of such use. The data collection device has a sensor capable of sensing when the medium is exposed to electromagnetic radiation that is characteristic of such a use and generating an exposure signal in response thereto. A controller is connected to said sensor and stores data in a memory when an exposure signal is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2003
    Publication date: May 19, 2005
    Inventors: Roger Kerr, Timothy Tredwell, Badhri Narayan, Diane Carroll-Yacoby
  • Publication number: 20050104896
    Abstract: A viewing device and method are provided for use with an image transparency having an associated tracking memory. The viewing device has a display adapted to present at least two illumination patterns, a reader device for obtaining data stored in a tracking memory of an image transparency positioned proximate to the display surface, and a control processing unit. The control processing unit is adapted to receive the obtained data and to generate more than one illumination pattern with a first of the illumination patterns formed for passing through the transparency and second of the illumination patterns formed for viewing on the display without passing through the transparency, wherein the appearance of at least one of the illumination patterns is determined based upon the data obtained from the tracking memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2003
    Publication date: May 19, 2005
    Inventors: Roger Kerr, Timothy Tredwell, Badhri Narayan, Sujatha Ramanujan, Eric Donaldson, Sarat Mohapatra
  • Publication number: 20050086480
    Abstract: A method for tracking a segment of an image-recording medium and an image-recording medium are provided. In a first aspect of the invention what is provided is a method for distributing an image-recording medium. In accordance with the method, an identifying mark is encoded within a recorded image area on the image-recording medium. A tracking memory is associated with the image-recording medium with the tracking memory having information stored therein. The image-recording medium is distributed to users of the image- recording medium and tracking information from the tracking memory is read and stored in a database that associates the users to whom the image-recording medium has been distributed with the identifying mark recorded in the image area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2003
    Publication date: April 21, 2005
    Inventors: Roger Kerr, Timothy Tredwell, Christopher DuMont, Diane Carroll-Yacoby, Paul Jones, Peter Stwertka
  • Publication number: 20050023476
    Abstract: A digital film grain (20) comprises a phototransistor (40) which produces an electrical signal having a strength which is related to an input radiation flux. A transponder receives commands and power from a base station (80) and transmits information quantifying the radiation observed by that digital film grain. An image accumulator (84) connected to the base station (80) assembles an image from the profile of radiation reported by a distribution of digital film grains correlated to the locations of those grains.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2003
    Publication date: February 3, 2005
    Inventors: Daniel Haas, William Moore, Timothy Tredwell