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Human/Machine Devices & Paradigms
Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA
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2016

Methods and apparatus for detecting metals in liquids
Boday, Dylan J and Garcia, Jeannette M and Hedrick, James L and Wojtecki, Rudy J and Zimmerman, Thomas
US Patent 9,389,181
Abstract


2014

Secure data card with passive RFID chip and biometric sensor
Hutzler, Richard and Nguyen, Steve Ngoc and Smith IV, Nelson Jay and Zimmerman, Thomas Guthrie
US Patent 8,823,497
Abstract


2013

Identity verification badge and security system
Zimmerman, Thomas Guthrie
US Patent 8,390,428
Abstract

Use of peer maintained file to improve beacon position tracking utilizing spatial probabilities
Cato, Robert Thomas and Zimmerman, Thomas Guthrie
US Patent 8,393,532
Abstract


2012

Using cameras to monitor actual inventory
Cato, Robert Thomas and Zimmerman, Thomas Guthrie
US Patent 8,091,782
Abstract


2011

Portable wireless device for monitoring noise
Drews, Clemens and Robson, Christine M and Zimmerman, Thomas G
US Patent App. 13/016,222
Abstract

Apparatus and methods for verifying identity using biometric information collected during a pre-enrollment phase
Hu, Jianying and Russell, Gregory F and Zimmerman, Thomas G
US Patent 7,995,802
Abstract

Shopping cart bottom of the basket item detection
Zimmerman, Thomas G
US Patent 7,868,759
Abstract

Contact microscope using point source illumination
Smith, Barton A and Zimmerman, Thomas F
US Patent 7,936,501
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2010

Speech enhancement for electronic voiced messages
Haritaoglu, Recep Ismail and Kwit, Paula and Mahaffey, Robert Bruce and Zimmerman, Thomas Guthrie
US Patent 7,643,991
Abstract

Mobile device tracking
Cato, Robert Thomas and Zimmerman, Thomas Guthrie
US Patent 7,681,796
Abstract

System and method for performing inventory using a mobile inventory robot
Zimmerman, Thomas Guthrie
US Patent 7,693,757
Abstract


2009

Camera-equipped writing tablet apparatus for digitizing form entries
Syeda-Mahmood, Tanveer F and Zimmerman, Thomas G
US Patent 7,633,493
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2008

System and method for remote optical digital networking of computing devices
Zimmerman, Thomas G
US Patent 7,330,662
Abstract


2006

System and method for providing time-limited access to people, objects and services
Zimmerman, Thomas Guthrie
US Patent 7,058,814
Abstract

Manipulation of electronic media using off-line media
Zimmerman, Thomas Guthrie
US Patent 7,085,693
Abstract


2005

System and method for remote optical digital networking of computing devices
Zimmerman, Thomas G
US Patent 6,920,289
Abstract


2004

Wireless identification and tracking using magnetic fields
Lu, David Jun and Zimmerman, Thomas Guthrie
US Patent 6,686,881
Abstract

Multiple display device for use with existing personal computer systems
Zimmerman, Thomas Guthrie
US Patent 6,816,129
Abstract

Method for biometric-based authentication in wireless communication for access control
Bolle, Rudolf Maarten and Nunes, Sharon Louise and Pankanti, Sharathchandra and Ratha, Nalini Kanta and Smith, Barton Allen and Zimmerman, Thomas Guthrie
US Patent 6,819,219
Abstract

Digital pen using speckle tracking
Fagin, Ronald and Megiddo, Nimrod and Morris, Robert John Tasman and Rosen, Hal Jervis and Rajagopalan, Sridhar and Zimmerman, Thomas Guthrie
US Patent 6,686,579
Abstract

Digital pen using ultrasonic tracking
Russell, Gregory Fraser and Smith, Barton Allen and Zimmerman, Thomas Guthrie
US Patent 6,703,570
Abstract


2003

Electro-mechanical transducer for six degrees of freedom input and output
Smith, Barton Allen and Zimmerman, Thomas Guthrie
US Patent 6,593,912
Abstract

Laser beam device with apertured reflective element
Tacklind, Christopher A and Carlsen Jr, William F and Duval, Eugene F and Butler, Andrew G and Zimmerman, Thomas
US Patent 6,542,304
Abstract

System and method for optimizing personal area network (PAN) electrostatic communication
Zimmerman, Thomas Guthrie and Allen, Richard Clement and Lu, David Jun and Vogt, Florian
US Patent 6,542,717
Abstract

Digital pen using visible image and autocorrelation of substrate pattern
Zimmerman, Thomas Guthrie
US Patent 6,650,320
Abstract

Digital pen using interferometry for relative and absolute pen position
Smith, Barton Allen and Zimmerman, Thomas Guthrie
US Patent 6,592,039
Abstract


2002

Electronic signature verification method and apparatus
Zimmerman, Thomas
US Patent App. 10/173,002
Abstract

Capacitive pointing stick apparatus with floating conductive cone for symbol manipulation in a graphical user interface
Zimmerman, Thomas G and Smith, Barton Allen
US Patent 6,437,772
Abstract


2001

Pen input device using electrostatic coupling
Hoffman, Frank and Zimmerman, Thomas Guthrie
US Patent 6,281,888
Abstract

Capacitive pointing stick apparatus for symbol manipulation in a graphical user interface
Zimmerman, Thomas G and Smith, Barton Allen
US Patent 6,184,865
Abstract


2000

Trackpoint device
Berstis, Viktors and Zimmerman, Thomas Guthrie
US Patent 6,115,030
Abstract


1999

Non-contact system for sensing and signalling by externally induced intra-body currents
Gersheneld, Neil and Zimmerman, Thomas and Allport, David
US Patent 5,914,701
Abstract


1998

System and method for near-field human-body coupling for encrypted communication with identification cards
Coppersmith, Don and Raghavan, Prabhakar and Zimmerman, Thomas G
US Patent 5,796,827
Abstract


1996

Music training apparatus
Zimmerman, Thomas G
US Patent 5,563,358
Abstract

Electronic musical re-performance and editing system
Zimmerman, Thomas G and Wantman, Samuel P
US Patent 5,488,196
Abstract


1994

Music training apparatus
Zimmerman, Thomas G
US Patent 5,287,789
Abstract


1991

Computer Data Entry and Manipulation Apparatus and Method
Zimmerman, Thomas G and Lanier, Jaron Z
US Patent 4,988,981
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1985

Optical flex sensor
Zimmerman, Thomas G
US Patent 4,542,291
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