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Michael E Baker, Thomas M Baker: High lift system control assembly. The Boeing Company, Hughes Barnard & Cassidy, August 6, 1985: US04533096 (54 worldwide citation)

A control assembly (50) for deployment of aircraft wing flaps is comprised of an input cam mechanism (54), a feedback cam mechanism (56) and a summing lever member (58) operatively interconnecting the cam mechanisms for mechanically summing independent inputs therefrom to yield a mechanical output s ...


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Thomas M Baker, Michael Furlong, John F Szentes, Jay Tschetter: Capacitive joystick apparatus. Caterpillar, David M Masterson, November 19, 1996: US05576704 (31 worldwide citation)

In one aspect of the present invention, a joystick is disclosed. The joystick includes a control shaft having an operator handle and a base. A cardan joint is provided to pivotally mount the control shaft to the base. An actuating body is rigidly attached to the control shaft. Advantageously, a plur ...


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Thomas M Baker, George Codina, Larry H Franzen, John F Szentes: Non-contacting joystick. Caterpillar, David M Masterson, June 6, 1995: US05421694 (30 worldwide citation)

A non-contacting joystick includes a control shaft being universally movable about a Z-axis. A spherical conducting body is attached to an end of the control shaft. A plurality of conducting plates are disposed circumjacent to the spherical body. A charging power supply supplies electrical energy of ...


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Thomas M Baker, Christopher M Seyfert, Michael D Seyfert: Magnetically coupled input device. Caterpillar, Clifton G Green, Kelsey L Milman, December 31, 2002: US06501458 (29 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for transmitting a signal corresponding to a rotation of a spherical body. The apparatus includes a housing having an aperture, and a substantially spherical body having a first portion disposed within the housing so as to have a portion of the body disposed within the aperture, the sph ...


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George Codina, Thomas M Baker, Lisa A Creger, J Thomas Vachon: Inductive sensing apparatus for a hydraulic cylinder. Caterpillar, David M Masterson, August 1, 1995: US05438261 (25 worldwide citation)

In one aspect of the present invention, an apparatus for determining an extended length of a hydraulic cylinder is disclosed. A piston and rod are contained within a cylindrical housing of the hydraulic cylinder. A coil is wound about the rod and is attached to the piston and an end of the cylindric ...


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Brian D Hoff, Sivaprasad Akasam, Thomas M Baker: Method and system for providing work machine multi-functional user interface. Caterpillar, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, July 10, 2007: US07242311 (21 worldwide citation)

A method is performed to provide a multi-functional user interface on a work machine for displaying suggested corrective action. The process includes receiving status information associated with the work machine and analyzing the status information to determine an abnormal condition. The process als ...


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Jennifer L Dilliner, Thomas M Baker, Sivaprasad Akasam, Brian D Hoff: Electrical connector. Caterpillar, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett&Dunner, November 21, 2006: US07137839 (19 worldwide citation)

An electrical connector includes a female component having one or more receptacles, a first test receptacle, and a second test receptacle. The electrical connector also includes a male component having one or more terminals configured to engage the one or more receptacles, a first test pin configure ...


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Thomas M Baker, Michael T Dunn, Jeffrey E Duven, Jim W Hackler, Peter J Louden, Clifford M Schjoneman: Abnormal start advisory system (ASAS) for aircraft engines. The Boeing Company, Conrad O Gardner, B A Donahue, March 13, 1990: US04908618 (17 worldwide citation)

Flight deck information warning system for notifying the flight crew of abnormal engine operating conditions in the sub-idle region. The warning system is responsive to signals representative of engine exhaust temperature, engine core rotor speed, total air temperature, engine fuel flow and, airfram ...


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Thomas M Baker, George Codina, Larry H Franzen: Inductive joystick apparatus. Caterpillar, David M Masterson, January 28, 1997: US05598090 (15 worldwide citation)

In one aspect of the present invention, a joystick is disclosed. The joystick includes a control shaft and a pivotal mount for the control shaft. A plurality of centering springs bias the control shaft to a neutral position, and extend and contract in response to pivotal movement of the control shaf ...


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Thomas M Baker, George Codina, John W Crayton: Capacitive sensing apparatus for sensing a plurality of operating parameters associated with an engine. Caterpillar, David M Masterson, Mario J Donato, June 25, 1996: US05528928 (11 worldwide citation)

In one aspect of the invention, an apparatus for sensing a plurality of operating parameters of an internal combustion engine is disclosed. An energy source supplies electrical energy to the pistons, whereby each piston forms a variable capacitor with the engine housing. The capacitance value of eac ...