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Timothy A Skunes

from Mahtomedi, MN
Age ~60

Timothy Skunes Phones & Addresses

  • 102 Dylan Ct, Saint Paul, MN 55115 (651) 426-4301
  • Mahtomedi, MN
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • 102 Dylan Ct, Mahtomedi, MN 55115 (952) 201-9894

Work

Company: Cyberoptics 2003 to 2010 Position: Director of product development

Education

Degree: Masters, Master of Engineering School / High School: University of Minnesota Specialities: Electrical Engineering, Engineering

Skills

Product Development • Engineering Management • Electronics • Business Development • Cross Functional Team Leadership • Embedded Systems • Software Development • Software Engineering • Automation

Industries

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

Resumes

Resumes

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Vice President Technology And Business Development

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Location:
Saint Paul, MN
Industry:
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
Work:
Cyberoptics 2003 - 2010
Director of Product Development

Cyberoptics 2003 - 2010
Vice President Technology and Business Development

Avanti Optics 1999 - 2003
Vice President Systems Development
Education:
University of Minnesota
Masters, Master of Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering
Skills:
Product Development
Engineering Management
Electronics
Business Development
Cross Functional Team Leadership
Embedded Systems
Software Development
Software Engineering
Automation

Business Records

Name / Title
Company / Classification
Phones & Addresses
Timothy A. Skunes
Vice-President
Cyberoptics Corporation
Marketing and Advertising · Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing · Mfg Analytical Instruments & Optical Instruments/Lenses · Mfg Analytical Instruments Mfg Optical Instruments/Lenses Mfg Electrical Equipment/Supplies · Mfg Analytical Instruments Optical Instruments/Lenses Electrical Equipment/Supplies · Mfg Optical Instruments/Lenses · Mfg Optical Instruments/Lenses Mfg Analytical Instruments Mfg Semiconductors/Related Devices
5900 Golden Hl Dr, Minneapolis, MN 55416
(763) 542-5000

Publications

Us Patents

Optical Module With Solder Bond

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US Patent:
6443631, Sep 3, 2002
Filed:
Feb 20, 2001
Appl. No.:
09/789185
Inventors:
Steven K. Case - St. Louis Park MN
Gregory S. Mowry - Burnsville MN
Timothy A. Skunes - Mahtomedi MN
Assignee:
Avanti Optics Corporation - Minneapolis MN
International Classification:
G02B 636
US Classification:
385 91, 385137, 385 52
Abstract:
An optical module for use in an optical device is provided which includes an optical component. The optical component is bonded to a relative reference mount which can be attached to couple to a fixed reference mount. The bond is formed by solder.

High Precision Component Alignment Sensor System

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US Patent:
RE38025, Mar 11, 2003
Filed:
Nov 13, 1995
Appl. No.:
08/556028
Inventors:
Timothy A. Skunes - Columbia Heights MN
Steven K. Case - St. Louis Park MN
Curtis J. Bocchi - Minnetonka MN
Assignee:
CyberOptics Corporation - Minneapolis MN
International Classification:
G01B 1100
US Classification:
356400
Abstract:
A high speed high precision laser based alignment sensor system for use on surface mount component placement machines. A laser system is utilized to correctly align and position component parts which range between 0. 02 inches and 2. 0 inches in size. The laser sensor system consists of a laser light source which is passed through a collimating lens and then through an aperture to create a stripe of collimated laser light which is focused past the component being aligned to strike a multi-element CCD sensor array. The sensor system is mounted directly on the carrying mechanism for the surface mount component placement machine. During transit of the component between the bin of components is to be placed, the component is rotated and the shadow which falls on the detector array is monitored. When the minimum width of shadow is detected, the correct angular orientation is determined, the average of the edges of the shadow when compared with the center of the quill determines the coordinate (X,Y) location of the component on the quill. Two alignments normally occur displayed by 90°.

Calibration Methods For Placement Machines Incorporating On-Head Linescan Sensing

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US Patent:
6535291, Mar 18, 2003
Filed:
Jun 7, 2000
Appl. No.:
09/589020
Inventors:
Timothy A. Skunes - Mahtomedi MN
Eric P. Rudd - Hopkins MN
David W. Duquette - Minneapolis MN
Assignee:
CyberOptics Corporation - Golden Valley MN
International Classification:
G01B 1114
US Classification:
356614, 3562431
Abstract:
A method of calibrating a pick and place machine having an on-head linescan sensor is disclosed. The calibration includes obtaining z-axis height information of one or more nozzle tips via focus metric methods, including a Fourier transform method and a normalized correlation method. Additionally, other physical characteristics such as linear detector tilt, horizontal scale factor, and vertical scale factor are measured and compensated for in the process of placing the component. Nozzle runout, another physical characteristic, is also measured by a sinusoidal curve fit method, and the resulting Z-height calibration data is used to later place the component.

Pick And Place Machine With Improved Vision System Including A Linescan Sensor

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US Patent:
6538244, Mar 25, 2003
Filed:
Mar 13, 2000
Appl. No.:
09/524071
Inventors:
Timothy A. Skunes - Mahtomedi MN
Assignee:
CyberOptics Corporation - Golden Valley MN
International Classification:
H01L 2700
US Classification:
2502081, 25055934, 348 87, 348 95
Abstract:
A pick and place machine is disclosed which includes an on-head linescan sensor, and at least one additional optical sensor. The at least one additional sensor can be an off-head linescan sensor, an off-head or on-head 2D camera, an on-head shadow (e. g. one which shadows or images the profile of a component onto a detector, such as a LaserAlign®) sensor, an off-head or on-head coplanarity sensor, or an on-head or off-head fiducial camera. The additional optical sensor is disposed to provide essential placement information in the form of orientation information or inspection information. Combinations of the aforementioned additional sensor can also be used in embodiments of the present invention of the pick-and-place machine. The present invention is particularly useful with multi-head component placement machines, although it is usable with single head machines as well.

Optical Device

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US Patent:
6546172, Apr 8, 2003
Filed:
Feb 20, 2001
Appl. No.:
09/789124
Inventors:
Steven K. Case - St. Louis Park MN
Gregory S. Mowry - Burnsville MN
Timothy A. Skunes - Mahtomedi MN
Assignee:
Avanti Optics Corporation - Minneapolis MN
International Classification:
G02B 626
US Classification:
385 52
Abstract:
An optical device is provided which includes a plurality of optical modules. Each optical module includes an optical component fixedly coupled to a relative reference mount. The relative reference mount is configured to attach to a substrate. A plurality of optical modules mount on the substrate to form the optical device.

Optical Module

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US Patent:
6546173, Apr 8, 2003
Filed:
Feb 20, 2001
Appl. No.:
09/789125
Inventors:
Steven K. Case - St. Louis Park MN
Gregory S. Mowry - Burnsville MN
Timothy A. Skunes - Mahtomedi MN
Assignee:
Avanti Optics Corporation - Minneapolis MN
International Classification:
G02B 626
US Classification:
385 52, 385 39
Abstract:
An optical module for use in an optical device is provided. The module includes an optical component and relative reference mount. The optical component is fixed spacially relative to a registration feature. The registration feature is configured to couple to a fixed reference mount.

Inspection System With Vibration Resistant Video Capture

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US Patent:
6549647, Apr 15, 2003
Filed:
Mar 10, 2000
Appl. No.:
09/522519
Inventors:
Timothy A. Skunes - Mahtomedi MN
David Fishbaine - Minnetonka MN
Assignee:
CyberOptics Corporation - Golden Valley MN
International Classification:
G06K 900
US Classification:
382150, 382147, 382286, 348142, 348317
Abstract:
Methods and an apparatus are disclosed for providing enhanced vibration immunity in a solder paste inspection system, although they are usable in any number of industries that require rapid acquisition of several images. The method includes capturing at least three images on a frame transfer CCD array before any data is sequentially read from the array. The present method is extendable to a larger number of images. Additionally, the masked memory area can be larger than the image area of the frame transfer CCD array.

Optical Alignment System

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US Patent:
6590658, Jul 8, 2003
Filed:
Feb 20, 2001
Appl. No.:
09/789317
Inventors:
Steven K. Case - St. Louis Park MN
Gregory S. Mowry - Burnsville MN
Timothy A. Skunes - Mahtomedi MN
Patrick J. Garfield - Mahtomedi MN
John T. McElreath - Mahtomedi MN
Assignee:
CyberOptics Corporation - Golden Valley MN
International Classification:
G01B 1100
US Classification:
356401, 356400, 356153, 250548
Abstract:
An optical alignment system is provided for aligning an optical module of the type which is suitable for use in an optical device. The system includes a reference base having a registration feature that aligns with a registration feature of the optical module. An optical sensor senses an optical characteristic of the optical element and optical element manipulator moves the optical element relative to the registration features of the optical module. A controller operates the optical element manipulator.
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