Patents by Inventor William H. Havens

William H. Havens 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: 10327158
    Abstract: A portable data terminal (PDT) adapted to participate in a wireless mesh network including a plurality of peer PDTs can comprise: a PDT module including an encoded information reading (EIR) device, and a mesh point (MP) module communicatively coupled to the PDT module. The MP module can include a microcontroller and at least one wireless communication interface and can be configured to perform IEEE 802.11-conformant wireless station services including authentication, de-authentication, privacy, and MAC service data unit delivery, and IEEE 802.11-conformant wireless distribution system services including association, disassociation, distribution, integration, and re-association. The MP module can be further configured, responsive to receiving a MAC frame addressed to a recipient inside the wireless mesh network, to deliver the MAC frame using the distribution service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ynjiun P. Wang, William H. Havens, Huyu Qu
  • Publication number: 20190174086
    Abstract: The invention features an image reader and a corresponding method for capturing a sharp distortion free image of a target, such as a one or two-dimensional bar code. In one embodiment, the image reader comprises a two-dimensional CMOS based image sensor array, a timing module, an illumination module, and a control module. The time during which the target is illuminated is referred to as the illumination period. The capture of the image by the image sensor array is driven by the timing module that, in one embodiment, is able to simultaneously expose substantially all of the pixels in the array. The time during which the pixels are collectively activated to photo-convert incident light into charge defines the exposure period for the sensor array. In one embodiment, at least a portion of the exposure period occurs during the illumination period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Ynjiun P. Wang, William H. Havens
  • Patent number: 10293519
    Abstract: A mandrel bladder end fitting includes a compression housing defining a circumferential interior wall; the interior wall constitutes a first clamping surface. An expansion assembly, axially received within the interior wall, includes a plurality of wedges that collectively define a second clamping surface. The expansion assembly also includes a central core and a threaded member received within a threaded aperture of the central core. A radially extending flat washer, seated within the interior wall, prevents axial movement of the expansion wedges in one direction. Thus, upon rotation of the threaded member, the central core will move axially toward the washer, forcing the second clamping surface to move only radially outwardly toward the first clamping surface. As such, because the flat washer restricts axial movement of the expansion wedges, relative motion between first and second clamping surfaces; i.e., between the collective wedges and interior wall, is limited to radial movement, only.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: William H. Ingram, Jr., Jesse M. Havens, Megan E. Bliss, Amy E. Bahe, Craig A. Cramer
  • Patent number: 10289877
    Abstract: A system may include a mobile device comprising an antenna system. The antenna system may include a first antenna to determine a presence of a transponder within an area and a second antenna comprising a directional radiation pattern and that is configured to sweep the area to determine a direction of the transponder. The first antenna may be separate from the second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: William H. Havens
  • Patent number: 10242017
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for modifying the feature set of data collection devices are disclosed. Requests are receiving at a computer system different from the data collection device for a new configuration of the data collection device, the request including an identifier for the data collection device, identification of one or more features, and for each identified feature, an indication to modify the operation of a feature. The identifier may comprise an identifier that is unique for a particular data collection device or an indication of a group of devices, e.g. a model number. Prior to authorizing the new configuration, a determination may be made as to whether the identified data collection device(s) are suitable for the new configuration by consulting a configuration database. To implement the new configuration, an encoded authorization file is generated based on the requested configuration and the identifier of the data collection device(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Guy H. Berthiaume, Aldo M. Caballero, James A. Cairns, William H. Havens, Thomas J. Koziol, James W. Stewart, Ynjiun P. Wang, Daniel D. Yeakley
  • Patent number: 10171767
    Abstract: The invention features an image reader and a corresponding method for capturing a sharp distortion free image of a target, such as a one or two-dimensional bar code. In one embodiment, the image reader comprises a two-dimensional CMOS based image sensor array, a timing module, an illumination module, and a control module. The time during which the target is illuminated is referred to as the illumination period. The capture of the image by the image sensor array is driven by the timing module that, in one embodiment, is able to simultaneously expose substantially all of the pixels in the array. The time during which the pixels are collectively activated to photo-convert incident light into charge defines the exposure period for the sensor array. In one embodiment, at least a portion of the exposure period occurs during the illumination period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Ynjiun P. Wang, William H. Havens
  • Patent number: 10121140
    Abstract: A transaction terminal may be configured to perform a financial transaction intermediated by an RFID bearing payment token. The financial transaction may be of a general type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: David Sperduti, Thomas A. Siegler, Garrison Gomez, William H. Havens
  • Patent number: 10031662
    Abstract: A method of processing a transaction comprising the steps of generating a position signal indicative of position of a touching of a touch screen having a transparent reference surface, displaying an image of the touching of the screen responsive to the position signal, and changing the image as a function of the difference between the position signal and a predetermined position value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William H. Havens, Richard A. Romanchik
  • Patent number: 9996720
    Abstract: There is described a decodable indicia reading terminal which in one embodiment can capture and process a certain (e.g., a first) and a subsequent (e.g., a second) frame of image data, wherein the certain and the subsequent frames have different imaging attributes. In one embodiment the attributes between certain and subsequent frames are differentiated in that the certain frame represents light incident on pixels of a first image sensor and the subsequent frame of image data represents light incident on pixels of a second image sensor spaced apart from the first image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ynjiun P. Wang, Edward C. Bremer, Chen Feng, Colleen P. Gannon, William H. Havens, Jianhua Li, Timothy P. Meier
  • Publication number: 20170353684
    Abstract: The invention features an image reader and a corresponding method for capturing a sharp distortion free image of a target, such as a one or two-dimensional bar code. In one embodiment, the image reader comprises a two-dimensional CMOS based image sensor array, a timing module, an illumination module, and a control module. The time during which the target is illuminated is referred to as the illumination period. The capture of the image by the image sensor array is driven by the timing module that, in one embodiment, is able to simultaneously expose substantially all of the pixels in the array. The time during which the pixels are collectively activated to photo-convert incident light into charge defines the exposure period for the sensor array. In one embodiment, at least a portion of the exposure period occurs during the illumination period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Ynjiun P. Wang, William H. Havens
  • Patent number: 9739911
    Abstract: A focus module contains a boundary element and a focus element. The focus element includes a fluid and a deformable membrane, with the fluid being entrapped between the boundary element and the deformable membrane. The focus module also includes a pressure element, which is capable of deforming the focus element by pressing on the deformable membrane in the direction of the boundary element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Chen Feng, Ynjiun P. Wang, William H. Havens, Jianhua Li
  • Patent number: 9721164
    Abstract: A system for collecting data comprising a mobile terminal for capturing a plurality of frames of image data, the mobile terminal having a first imaging assembly and a second imaging assembly, the first imaging assembly for capturing a first frame of image data representing a first object and the second imaging assembly for capturing a second frame of image data representing a second object, wherein the system for use in collecting data is operative for associating first frame information and second frame information, the first frame information including one or more of image data of the first frame of image data and information derived utilizing the image data of the first frame of image data, the second frame information including one or more of image data of the second frame of image data and information derived utilizing the image data of the second frame of image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William H. Havens, Ynjiun Paul Wang, Jonathan Stiles
  • Patent number: 9699370
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a deformable lens element can be provided wherein a deformable lens element can be deformed to change an optical property thereof by the impartation of a force to the deformable lens element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ynjiun P. Wang, Chen Feng, William H. Havens, Jianhua Li
  • Patent number: 9578269
    Abstract: The invention features an image reader and a corresponding method for capturing a sharp distortion free image of a target, such as a one or two-dimensional bar code. In one embodiment, the image reader comprises a two-dimensional CMOS based image sensor array, a timing module, an illumination module, and a control module. The time during which the target is illuminated is referred to as the illumination period. The capture of the image by the image sensor array is driven by the timing module that, in one embodiment, is able to simultaneously expose substantially all of the pixels in the array. The time during which the pixels are collectively activated to photo-convert incident light into charge defines the exposure period for the sensor array. In one embodiment, at least a portion of the exposure period occurs during the illumination period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ynjiun P. Wang, William H. Havens
  • Patent number: 9576169
    Abstract: An image reader can include an image sensor array. An image reader in one embodiment can include an optical system capable of directing light reflected from a target onto the image sensor array. An image reader can be used for reading a dataform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ynjiun Wang, William H. Havens
  • Patent number: 9465970
    Abstract: The invention features an image reader and a corresponding method for capturing a sharp distortion free image of a target, such as a one or two-dimensional bar code. In one embodiment, the image reader comprises a two-dimensional CMOS based image sensor array, a timing module, an illumination module, and a control module. The time during which the target is illuminated is referred to as the illumination period. The capture of the image by the image sensor array is driven by the timing module that, in one embodiment, is able to simultaneously expose substantially all of the pixels in the array. The time during which the pixels are collectively activated to photo-convert incident light into charge defines the exposure period for the sensor array. In one embodiment, at least a portion of the exposure period occurs during the illumination period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ynjiun P. Wang, William H. Havens
  • Publication number: 20160239178
    Abstract: A method of processing a transaction comprising the steps of generating a position signal indicative of position of a touching of a touch screen having a transparent reference surface, displaying an image of the touching of the screen responsive to the position signal, and changing the image as a function of the difference between the position signal and a predetermined position value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: William H. Havens, Richard A. Romanchik
  • Patent number: 9418269
    Abstract: There is described a laser scanning indicia reading terminal comprising a variable setting imaging lens having a first setting at which the terminal has a first plane of optimum focus and a second setting at which the terminal has a second plane of optimum focus. According to one embodiment a first predetermined scanning width can be associated to the first lens setting and a second scanning width can be associated to the second lens setting such that the terminal with the lens setting set to the first setting scans to a first width and with the lens setting set to a second setting scans to a second width. In addition to or in place of the scan width operational parameters different operational parameters can be associated to the respective first and second lens settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William H. Havens, Timothy Meier
  • Publication number: 20160171307
    Abstract: A system for collecting data comprising a mobile terminal for capturing a plurality of frames of image data, the mobile terminal having a first imaging assembly and a second imaging assembly, the first imaging assembly for capturing a first frame of image data representing a first object and the second imaging assembly for capturing a second frame of image data representing a second object, wherein the system for use in collecting data is operative for associating first frame information and second frame information, the first frame information including one or more of image data of the first frame of image data and information derived utilizing the image data of the first frame of image data, the second frame information including one or more of image data of the second frame of image data and information derived utilizing the image data of the second frame of image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: William H. Havens, Ynjiun Paul Wang, Jonathan Stiles
  • Publication number: 20160173801
    Abstract: The invention features an image reader and a corresponding method for capturing a sharp distortion free image of a target, such as a one or two-dimensional bar code. In one embodiment, the image reader comprises a two-dimensional CMOS based image sensor array, a timing module, an illumination module, and a control module. The time during which the target is illuminated is referred to as the illumination period. The capture of the image by the image sensor array is driven by the timing module that, in one embodiment, is able to simultaneously expose substantially all of the pixels in the array. The time during which the pixels are collectively activated to photo-convert incident light into charge defines the exposure period for the sensor array. In one embodiment, at least a portion of the exposure period occurs during the illumination period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Ynjiun P. Wang, William H. Havens