Patents by Inventor Wayne G. Phillips

Wayne G. Phillips 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: 5805311
    Abstract: An optical scanning device is disclosed that generates data representative of a color image of an object using only one linear photosensor array. Image data corresponding to two or more color components is collected by making multiple incremental, reciprocal displacements of a scanning head with a different filter or other color selection mechanism in place during different incremental displacements. By traversing the scanned object in a series of reciprocal movements, color component data corresponding to relatively small portions of the scanned object is sequentially collected in and then removed from dynamic memory. As this data from each path segment is removed from dynamic memory, it is processed to place it in a correlated form representative of a polychromatic image of that path segment and is then stored in an ordered array in another, typically longer term, memory device such as a hard disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventor: Wayne G. Phillips
  • Patent number: 5773814
    Abstract: A sensor assembly and an optical image color scanner using the sensor assembly. The sensor assembly is of the type having three separate rows of optical sensors. Two of the three sensor rows have color filters and one is unfiltered (receptive to white light). For gray scale scanning, only the unfiltered (white) sensor row is used, thereby maximizing the speed of gray scale scanning. For color scanning, three color values are computed as a linear transformation of values from the two filtered and one unfiltered values. The linear transformation may be as simple as subtracting signals from the two filtered sensor rows from the signal from the unfiltered (white) sensor row. For color scanning, memory buffers are required for two of the three sensor output signals. For highest accuracy in color scanning, the exposure time for the white sensor row is reduced relative to the exposure time for the two filtered sensor rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Wayne G. Phillips, Kenneth D. Gennetten, Paul M. Hubel, David D. Bohn
  • Patent number: 5483053
    Abstract: A method of scanning an object at a predetermined resolution along the scanning direction with color scanner apparatus having M linear photosensors positioned in parallel, spaced-apart relation and being exposed for a predetermined exposure time, may comprise the steps of calculating an exposure delay time for each of (M-1) slave linear photosensors. Then, at a start scan time, a master linear photosensor is exposed to light from the illuminated scan line for the predetermined exposure time. However, the slave linear photosensors are not necessarily exposed at the start scan time. Instead, the first exposure for each of the slave linear photosensors is delayed for a time equivalent to the exposure delay time calculated for each respective slave linear photosensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1996
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Dan S. Johnson, Wayne G. Phillips