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Inventor:
Wiklof; Christopher A.
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Everett, WA
No. of patents:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8567232 Gas sensor using nanotubes October 29, 2013
Techniques are generally described for detecting a concentration level of at least one gas. Some example devices may include a sensor including conductive plate on a surface of dielectric including a nanotube layer formed thereon. The conductive plate and the nanotube layer form a re
7986315 Integrated photonics module and devices using integrated photonics modules July 26, 2011
An integrated photonics module includes at least one light source and a MEMS scanner coupled to and held in alignment by an optical frame configured for mounting to a host system. According to some embodiments, the integrated photonics module may include a plurality of light sources
7978189 Integrated photonics module and devices using integrated photonics modules July 12, 2011
An integrated photonics module includes at least one light source and a MEMS scanner coupled to and held in alignment by an optical frame configured for mounting to a host system. According to some embodiments, the integrated photonics module may include a plurality of light sources
7956858 Integrated photonics module and devices using integrated photonics modules June 7, 2011
An integrated photonics module includes at least one light source and a MEMS scanner coupled to and held in alignment by an optical frame configured for mounting to a host system. According to some embodiments, the integrated photonics module may include a plurality of light sources
7921180 Method and apparatus for accessing product information using RF tag data April 5, 2011
A method and apparatus for convenient and easy access to product- and shipment-related information and/or transactions is disclosed. A radio frequency tag reader is used to read a radio frequency tag having a structured data format. The end device parses one or more particular data e
7901084 Image projector with display modes March 8, 2011
A portable video projector includes facility to direct a projected image field along an axis in an alignment corresponding to the state of an optical element.
7834867 Integrated photonics module and devices using integrated photonics modules November 16, 2010
An integrated photonics module includes at least one light source and a MEMS scanner coupled to and held in alignment by an optical frame configured for mounting to a host system. According to some embodiments, the integrated photonics module may include a plurality of light sources
7558455 Receiver aperture broadening for scanned beam imaging July 7, 2009
A scanning beam assembly includes a beam generator to generate a beam of radiation; at least one reflector configured to deflect the beam across a field of view; and a plurality of multi-mode optical fibers for receiving radiation reflected from the field of view, wherein the optical fib
7547277 Method and apparatus for calibrating an endoscope system June 16, 2009
An endoscope system and method includes an endoscope tip coupled to a endoscope console for providing images of anatomical features imaged using the endoscope system. The system also includes a calibration device having known optical properties. The calibration device is imaged using
7534205 Methods and apparatuses for selecting and displaying an image with the best focus May 19, 2009
Methods and apparatuses for selecting and displaying an image with the best focus are disclosed. In one aspect, a method of displaying a captured image includes capturing a plurality of images of a field of view (FOV) using an image capture device, selecting one of the images having
7530498 Wireless interface and method for enhanced functionality May 12, 2009
A portable end device, such as a bar code scanner, may be equipped with auxiliary interfaces. The auxiliary interfaces may be easily added to the end device as a replaceable cover, such as a replaceable battery door. A signal path conducts signals to and from the replaceable cover. One
7501616 Method and apparatus for capturing an image of a moving object March 10, 2009
A scanned beam imager or laser scanner is operable to scan an object moving through its field-of-view. The system may include means for detecting direction and/or speed of the object. The velocity detection means may include sensors, an interface for receiving velocity information fr
7495833 Scanned beam source and systems using a scanned beam source for producing a wavelength-compensat February 24, 2009
According to embodiments, scanned beam source may include a first beam shaping optical element aligned to receive a composite beam of light carrying a plurality of wavelength components and a second beam shaping optical element aligned to receive the composite beam of light from the
7476197 Scanned beam imagers and endoscopes utilizing multiple light collectors January 13, 2009
Apparatuses and methods for scanned beam imagers and scanned beam endoscopes that utilize multiple light collectors are disclosed. In one aspect, a scanned beam imager is disclosed. The scanned beam imager includes a scanned beam source operable to scan a beam onto a region of intere
7448995 Scanning endoscope November 11, 2008
A scanning endoscope, amenable to both rigid and flexible forms, scans a beam of light across a field-of-view, collects light scattered from the scanned beam, detects the scattered light, and produces an image. The endoscope may comprise one or more bodies housing a controller, light
7435217 Scanned beam imagers and endoscopes with positionable light collector October 14, 2008
Apparatuses and methods for scanned beam imagers and scanned beam endoscopes having a positionable light collector are disclosed. In one aspect, a scanned beam imager includes a scanned beam source operable to scan a beam across a FOV and a light collector structured to collect light
7428997 Method and apparatus for illuminating a field-of-view and capturing an image September 30, 2008
A variable illuminator, for instance a device for scanning a beam of light, emits a selected amount of power to a plurality of spots across a field of view. The amount of power is determined as inversely proportional to the apparent brightness of each spot. In the case where the spot
7377441 Electronic device with auxiliary interfaces May 27, 2008
A portable end device, such as a bar code scanner, may be equipped with auxiliary interfaces. The auxiliary interfaces may be easily added to the end device as a replaceable cover, such as a replaceable battery door. A signal path conducts signals to and from the replaceable cover. One
7375311 Scanned-beam imager with phase offset photon emission imaging May 20, 2008
Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to attributing light emissions to spots a light was scanned over. In aspects, the scanned light includes light capable of increasing light emissions from at least one type of matter. A detector detects emitted light that comes from
7365892 Scanned light display system using array of collimating elements in conjunction with large numer April 29, 2008
A scanned light display system includes a light emitter array having a plurality of light sources operable to emit diverging light and an array of collimating elements positioned so that each of the collimating elements receive at least a portion of the light emitted from a correspon
7329449 Method and apparatus for reliable printing on linerless label stock February 12, 2008
A system comprising a linerless pressure sensitive label stock and a printer for printing on linerless pressure sensitive label stock exhibit reduced tendency for exposed adhesive to stick to printer components. The linerless pressure sensitive label stock has a plurality of regions that
7277213 Aperture plate and related system and method October 2, 2007
An aperture plate includes an opening and a surface adjacent to the opening. The opening passes electromagnetic energy such as light to a reflector that is aligned with the opening and that directs the electromagnetic energy to a location. The surface reflects incident electromagneti
7262765 Apparatuses and methods for utilizing non-ideal light sources August 28, 2007
A method includes obtaining a measurement of a property of a light source, scanning light from the light source onto a surface, such that the light interacts with the surface, detecting light from the surface to create a picture element, and correcting the picture element with the measur
7232071 Scanned beam imager June 19, 2007
A scanned beam image capture apparatus is adaptable to use in medical imaging applications.
7193758 Scanner and method for sweeping a beam across a target March 20, 2007
A scanner such as a bar-code scanner includes a scan-beam generator, a beam reflector having a first magnet, and a beam-sweep mechanism having a second magnet. The beam-sweep mechanism causes the reflector to sweep the scan beam across a target such as a bar-code symbol by exerting a for
7071594 MEMS scanner with dual magnetic and capacitive drive July 4, 2006
A MEMS scanning device includes more than one type of actuation. In one approach capacitive and magnetic drives combine to move a portion of the device along a common path. In one such structure, the capacitive drive comes from interleaved combs. In another approach, a comb drive combine
6784789 Method and apparatus for verifying RFID tags August 31, 2004
An RFID tag verifier includes an RF interrogator that transmits a first and second interrogation signal each having a first operational characteristic that differs from the other by a known amount. The RF interrogator receives a first and second return signal corresponding to the respect
6669087 Method and apparatus for accessing product information using bar code data December 30, 2003
A method and apparatus for providing a user product information via scanning of a machine readable symbology on a product. A symbology, for example a bar code, is scanned and the data therein passed into a URL which is used to present related product information to a user via the int
6618162 Apparatus and method to configure a device, such as a printer, over a network September 9, 2003
A device such as a printer, includes non-volatile memory storing a communications kernel. Upon startup, a microprocessor executes the communication kernel to prompt a host to download a setup kernel to the device. The microprocessor may verify the downloading using a check sum calcul
6608551 Low-cost radio replacement utilizing RFID technology August 19, 2003
A radio replacement using RFID technology in an RF-enabled device is provided. The RF-enabled handheld, portable, or otherwise mobile device is equipped with an RFID tag having read and write capability. Data exchange occurs between the RFID tag and a network of RFID interrogators placed
6597465 Automatic mode detection and conversion system for printers and tag interrogators July 22, 2003
An apparatus, such as a printer or reader receives a data stream from a memory, such as from an RF or photonic memory, and compares portions of the data stream to a table of data. If a portion of the data matches an entry in the table, a corresponding entry in the table causes the ap
6585437 Method and apparatus for reliable printing on linerless label stock July 1, 2003
A system comprising a linerless pressure sensitive label stock and a printer for printing on linerless pressure sensitive label stock exhibit reduced tendency for exposed adhesive to stick to printer components. The linerless pressure sensitive label stock has a plurality of regions that
6371375 Method and apparatus for associating data with a wireless memory device April 16, 2002
A system for storing and retrieving data comprises a memory device, such as a radio frequency tag, having a memory for storing the data, a first identifier stored in the memory, and a machine-readable symbol associated with the memory device. At least a portion of the machine-readable sy
6357662 Hand-held, dual-mode asset tracking reader with light-activated switch March 19, 2002
One or more reading devices are disposed within a hollow case sized and shaped to be held in a user's hand. A supplemental switch is also disposed in the case and is manually activatable by a user, such as by the user's thumb. Logic disposed in the case is connected to a reading device a
6345765 Spectral scanner employing light paths of multiple wavelengths for scanning objects, such as bar February 12, 2002
An optical system, such as a bar code scanner, illuminates an image with a multi-wavelength device. Under a first embodiment, a tunable laser is optically coupled with a prism or other wavelength separation device. As the laser beam wavelength varies, the transmission path through the pr
6330972 Error correction enhancement for code 93i and other machine-readable symbologies December 18, 2001
A method and apparatus for error correction enhancement for decoding data collection symbols encoding data characters, special function characters, and error correction characters comprising: (i) reading a machine readable symbol; (ii) attempt to decode the symbol; (iii) selecting a grou
6318636 Method and apparatus to read different types of data carriers, such RFID tags and machine-readab November 20, 2001
A data carrier reader includes an RFID tag reading section and a machine-readable symbol reading section, which can contain some common components. The reader is operable in an RFID tag reading mode and/or a symbol reading mode. The reader provides a consistent and intuitive user int
6286763 Method and apparatus to automatically search data carriers, such as RFID tags and machine-readab September 11, 2001
A data carrier reader is capable of executing a number of different reading methods. A method for reading single RFID tags can store read data to a buffer for eventual transmission to a host, and can suppress redundant data. Still another method associates data read from an RFID tag with
6286762 Method and apparatus to perform a predefined search on data carriers, such as RFID tags September 11, 2001
A data carrier reader is capable of executing a number of different reading methods. One method performs an inclusive search, identifying all RFID tags having a characteristic data string that appears on a list of characteristic data strings, for example, stored in a buffer. Another
6278413 Antenna structure for wireless communications device, such as RFID tag August 21, 2001
An antenna structure including a driven antenna element is formed on a substrate that is folded to provide a closed surface, causing the substrate to be nonplanar and spacing the driven antenna element from a base of the substrate. Adhesives on an outside surface of the substrate per
6246326 Performance optimized smart label printer June 12, 2001
A smart label printing system and method for printing smart labels is provided. The smart label printing system enables the expedited programming of the RFID tag component of the smart label so that delays due to the unequal time between printing the exterior of the smart label and e
6232994 Noise cancellation system for a thermal printer May 15, 2001
A noise cancellation apparatus provides an inexpensive mechanism that is readily adaptable for printers and other equipment and devices that are used in areas where external noise is undesirable. In an embodiment of the present invention, a thermal printer includes a transport mechanism
6203131 Dual technology printer March 20, 2001
A dual technology printer includes first and second print stations having a polychromatic print engine and a monochromatic print engine, respectively. The print engines are preferably an ink jet print engine and a thermal print engine. A variable length media queue is formed between the
6175376 Printhead having multiple print lines, and method and apparatus for using same January 16, 2001
A printhead having multiple print lines of conventional design and a printhead control system for using the multiple print lines in a variety of operations. In one embodiment, the printhead control system prints an image by superimposing the printing from multiple print lines. In another
6147604 Wireless memory device November 14, 2000
A memory device comprises a substrate, an antenna on a first surface of the substrate, a microelectronic structure coupled to the antenna, a selectively deformable intermediate layer covering the first surface, the antenna and the microelectronic structure and conforming thereto, and an
6114962 RF tag having strain relieved stiff substrate and hydrostatic protection for a chip mounted ther September 5, 2000
An RF tag for inclusion in a smart label comprises a stiff substrate sized to be received in the smart label, an antenna carried by the substrate and an integrated circuit having a memory circuit carried by the substrate and coupled to the antenna by wire bonding. The substrate may be st
6092940 Printer with printing medium motion detection July 25, 2000
A printer for printing on a manually moved print medium. The printer may use thermal or inkjet printing and has user feedback and input. A roller-type position detector enables the printer to be used without a mechanical paper drive mechanism. The printer monitors the print medium as
6088049 Clam shell printer July 11, 2000
A printer for printing on an outer layer of a print medium on a print medium roll. The printer includes a base and a cover, which are pivotally coupled in a "clamshell" configuration for movement between a closed position in which the printhead is located in a printing position proxi
6068420 Printer with an integrally formed spring for biasing the printhead May 30, 2000
A clamshell printer having a base and a cover pivotally mounted to the base for movement between an open and a closed position, wherein the open position provides unhindered access to a media path and a print head in the printer. The printer may include a platen formed integrally therein
6056199 Method and apparatus for storing and reading data May 2, 2000
A method and apparatus for storing, reading, and updating information abode a plurality of target objects. The apparatus includes a data reader and a plurality of readable and writable tags, each tag including a memory. The reader produces a modulated interrogation signal or beam for act
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