1
Thomas C Oliver, Kevin W Nay, Brian L Hastings: Predictive and pulsed illumination of a surface in a micro-texture navigation technique. Hewlett Packard Company, September 24, 2002: US06455840 (68 worldwide citation)

An optical navigation system saves power by pulsing its surface illumination light source to provide light only when needed. The level of light may be controlled by a servo-mechanism that monitors degree of correlation data and average illumination, and that changes the controlled level at times whe ...


2
Mark E Wanger, Donald J Stavely, Thomas C Oliver, Jennifer L Methlie: Cartridge handling system. Hewlett Packard Company, August 27, 1991: US05043962 (65 worldwide citation)

A cartridge handling system including a cartridge engaging assembly for engaging an exposed end portion of a cartridge positioned in an aligned holding unit; a longitudinal displacement assembly for longitudinally displacing a cartridge engaged by the engaging assembly; a flipping assembly for inver ...


3
Mark E Wanger, Jennifer L Methlie, Leslie G Christie, Daniel R Dauner, Douglas R Domel, David P Jones, Thomas C Oliver, Donald J Stavely: Cartridge handling system. Hewlett Packard Company, April 23, 1991: US05010536 (52 worldwide citation)

A cartridge handling system comprising: a cartridge engaging assembly for engaging an exposed end portion of a cartridge positioned in an aligned holding unit; a longitudinal displacement assembly for longitudinally displacing a cartridge engaged by the engaging assembly; a flipping assembly for inv ...


4
Mark E Wanger, Jennifer L Methlie, Donald J Stavely, Thomas C Oliver: Lateral displacement control assembly for an optical disk handling system. Hewlett Packard Company, March 31, 1992: US05101387 (47 worldwide citation)

A mechanical assembly for alternately producing displacement of a carriage with respect to a carriage track and rotation of a gear mounted on the carriage, in response to torque provided from a single drive motor comprising: a latching assembly, having a latched state and an unlatched state, operabl ...


5
Thomas C Oliver: Voice control input for portable capture devices. Hewlett Packard Company, September 11, 2001: US06289140 (42 worldwide citation)

A portable capture device, such as a hand held document scanner or digital camera, that receives voice commands for operation control is disclosed. Commands such as “scan”, “save”, “delete”, “left”, “zoom in”, and “send” are illustrative, where the capture device will perform the predetermined funct ...


6
Jennifer L Methlie, Thomas C Oliver, Donald J Stavely, Mark E Wanger: Optical disk handling apparatus with flip latch. Hewlett Packard Company, March 5, 1991: US04998232 (41 worldwide citation)

An optical disk handling apparatus for producing controlled linear and rotational displacement of an optical disk received therein comprising: a base member; a guide assembly; a shaft for rotatably mounting the guide assembly on the base member; an optical disk holding assembly received by the guide ...


7
Michael L Rudd, Thomas C Oliver: Automatic data routing via voice command annotation. Hewlett Packard Company, September 25, 2001: US06295391 (34 worldwide citation)

A system for automatically routing data captured by devices, such as digital cameras, personal digital assistants, laptop computers, or portable document scanners, through voice command annotation is disclosed. After capturing an image or document with the device, a voice disposition command is made ...


8
Thomas C Oliver, Mark E Wanger, Donald J Stavely, Jennifer L Methlie, Mark J Bianchi, Rick A Kato, Kraig A Proehl: Mechanical sense of touch in a control system. Hewlett Packard Company, August 13, 1991: US05040159 (25 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an optical disk handling system, called an autochanger, having two control systems to provide the six motions necessary to move optical disk cartridges from storage holding cells to an optical drive. The system uses shaft encoders on the motors of the two control systems, and current or ...


9
Thomas C Oliver, Mark J Bianchi, Rick A Kato, Kraig A Proehl: Error recovery in a cartridge handling system. Hewlett Packard Company, November 17, 1992: US05164928 (22 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an optical disk handling system, called an autochanger, having two control systems to provide the six motions necessary to move optical disk cartridges from storage holding cells to an optical drive. Whenever the mechanisms are being moved, the control systems monitor the progress of th ...


10
Thomas C Oliver, Jeremiah M Pope: Data input device and method for detecting an off-surface condition by a laser speckle size characteristic. Microsoft Corporation, Senniger Powers, May 22, 2007: US07221356 (20 worldwide citation)

A data input device for use with a tracking surface having light-scattering properties with respect to the device is disclosed. The device comprises a coherent light source for projecting a coherent light beam onto the tracking surface. The tracking surface scatters the coherent light beam striking ...