Patents Assigned to Xerox Corporation
  • Patent number: 10671973
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method for automatic processing of forms using augmented reality. In an embodiment, a filled-out application form including one or more fields is scanned in augmented reality mode and its one or more images are captured. The captured images are used to identify the form type by comparing them with an original application form and to generate an electronic version of the form. Subsequently, filled-out content in the images is extracted and compared with a retrieved configuration file, which has a type same as the identified type of the filled-out application form. Based on this comparison, one or more messages are generated that are superimposed on the electronic version of the form in the augmented reality mode and that both are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kovendhan Ponnavaikko, Nischal M Piratla, Sivasubramanian Kandaswamy, Anuradha Rukmangathan, Raja Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10668730
    Abstract: A system in an inkjet printer cleans components in a printhead cleaning system. The system includes a rectangular frame, an actuator configured with a bi-directionally rotating output shaft, a shaft connected to the rotating output shaft, a rinsing member pneumatically connected to a fluid source to enable a fluid from the fluid source to flow to the member and exit through openings in the rinsing member. Cords are connected to the shaft and the member to move the rinsing member from a first position at one end of the frame to a second position at another end of the frame as the output shaft of the actuator rotates in one direction. Fluid is released through the openings in the rinsing member to clean components of a printhead cleaning system as the rinsing member moves. The actuator is reversed to return the rinsing member to the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Pascal Raoust
  • Patent number: 10674083
    Abstract: A system creates an electronic file corresponding to a printed artifact by launching a video capture module that causes a mobile electronic device to capture a video of a scene that includes the printed artifact. The system analyzes image frames in the video in real time as the video is captured to identify a suitable instance. In one example, the suitable instance is a frame or sequence of frames that contain an image of a page or side of the printed artifact and that do not exhibit a page-turn event. In response to identification of the suitable instance, the system will automatically cause a photo capture module of the device to capture a still image of the printed artifact. The still image has a resolution that is higher than that of the image frames in the video. The system will save the captured still images to a computer-readable file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Phillip J. Emmett, Raja Bala, Michael R. Furst, Lina Fu
  • Patent number: 10662356
    Abstract: Methods of using a toner as a printable adhesive are provided. In embodiments, a method of adhering substrates is provided which comprises disposing a cold pressure fix toner comprising a phase change material on a first substrate via xerography to form an unfused layer of the cold pressure fix toner on the first substrate; placing a second substrate on the unfused layer of the cold pressure fix toner; and subjecting the cold pressure fix toner to a pressure to form a bonded article comprising the first substrate, an adhesive layer formed from the cold pressure fix toner, and the second substrate. Methods of applying an adhesive to a substrate and bonded articles are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Nan-Xing Hu, Yulin Wang, Guerino Sacripante, Edward G. Zwartz, Richard P. N. Veregin
  • Patent number: 10663497
    Abstract: A system, method and device for automated association of a device and a power meter. For example, the method includes determining a power profile for a power meter, determining device-specific power information for each of a plurality of devices, comparing the device-specific power information for each of the plurality of devices against the power profile for the power meter, determining, based upon the comparing, which of the plurality of devices is associated with the power meter, and recording the power meter and its associated device in a network management record. The techniques may be extended to include associating multiple multifunction print devices to one of a plurality of power meters based upon power log and job arrival information for the print devices as compared to power profile information from the power meters, thereby providing for automated associated of the devices and the power meters without unnecessary human interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Fritz Francis Ebner, Shu Chang
  • Patent number: 10655025
    Abstract: A process for producing unsaturated polyester microparticles comprising: melt-mixing an unsaturated polyester and an oil in an extruder; washing the microparticles with an organic solvent to reduce the amount of oil; and removing the organic solvent to form the microparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Valerie M. Farrugia, Michael S. Hawkins, Guerino G. Sacripante, Edward G. Zwartz
  • Patent number: 10659635
    Abstract: A proxy logger is a proxy or gateway between a Semantic Query/Certification tool and a Multifunction device, such as a multifunction printer. A user specifies the beginning and end points of a specific operation and the proxy logger records network requests and decrypts/encrypts the traffic. The proxy logger and SQCT logs the results for later consumption. Using this method the Semantic Query/Certification tool may generate a certification report or enumerate how a semantic operation is performed for different models of MFDs. The output of the log will be used to build device management profile for the MFD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Peter J. Zehler
  • Patent number: 10656884
    Abstract: A method and system for preventing a printed sensitive or secured print job being left unsecured after a print recovery process by determining if a printer has encountered an interruption in a printing of a print job; determining, when it is determined that a printer has encountered an interruption in a printing of a print job, an identification of a user associated with the interrupted print job; obtaining an authentication code and sending the obtained authentication code to the user identified as being associated with the interrupted print job; recovering from the interruption in the printing of the print job; placing, after recovery, the interrupted print job on hold; determining if a proper authentication code has been received from the user identified as being associated with the interrupted print job; and releasing the held print job when it is determined that a proper authentication code has been received from the user identified as being associated with the interrupted print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Michael W. Barrett
  • Patent number: 10649355
    Abstract: A method of making a composite feed material for fused deposition modeling (FDM) is disclosed. The method comprises providing composite particles made by a process of emulsion aggregation, the composite particles comprising at least one thermoplastic polymer and at least one carbon particle material. A composite feed material is formed for fused deposition modeling from the composite particles. The composite feed material is in a form selected from a filament and a paste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Barkev Keoshkerian, Rachel Prestayko, Kimberly D. Nosella, Valerie M. Farrugia
  • Patent number: 10649353
    Abstract: Described herein is a photoreceptor and a method of making metal oxide particles having hygroscopic polymers attached to a surface of the metal oxide particles. The photoreceptor includes a conductive substrate and an undercoat layer disposed on the conductive substrate. The undercoat layer includes metal oxide particles having hygroscopic polymers attached to a surface of the metal oxide particles. The undercoat layer includes a binder resin. A photosensitive layer is disposed on the undercoat layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Jin Wu
  • Patent number: 10647105
    Abstract: What is disclosed is an object holder for retaining an object in a direct-to-object print system and a direct-to-object print system configured to use various embodiments of the object holder of the present invention. In one embodiment, the object holder comprises a shuttle mount configured to slideably traverse a support member positioned parallel to a plane formed by at least one printhead configured to eject marking material on to a surface of an object. A plurality of threads, at least partially comprising a flexible synthetic elastomer, are connected to the shuttle mount. The threads are joined together to form an elastic netting which can be manually expanded around the object to retain the object to the shuttle mount while the object is being printed in the direct-to-object print system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Nicholas Soures, Jonathan Ross Ireland, Bruce H. Smith, Donald E. Thresh, James D. Van Bortel
  • Publication number: 20200143105
    Abstract: According to aspects illustrated herein, a method for preserving one or more hyperlinks while printing a document is disclosed. The method includes receiving the document containing one or more hyper texts, wherein each hyper text is associated with a corresponding hyperlink. The document is parsed to extract the one or more hyper texts. Then information related to the one or more hyper texts is identified and extracted, the information includes a hyper text, a hyperlink corresponding to the hyper text, a page number of the hyper text and an ordinal number of occurrence of the hyper text on the page number. An index page including the information related to the one or more hyper texts is created. Finally, the index page along with the document is printed, the index page includes the one or more hyper texts and information related to the one or more hyper texts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Magesh WARAN, Sangeeth CHANDRAN
  • Patent number: 10639841
    Abstract: A three-dimensional object printer is configured to enable the density of material ejected by at least one printhead onto a rotating platen near its circumferential edge to be approximately the same as the density of the material ejected onto the rotating platen near the center of the platen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Patricia J. Donaldson, Jeffrey J. Folkins
  • Patent number: 10642542
    Abstract: A method for creating a machine-readable code for a custom cut stock is disclosed. For example, the method is executed by a processor and includes receiving information associated with the custom cut stock, creating the machine-readable code for the custom cut stock, wherein the machine-readable code contains the information and at least one system setting of a printing device, and transmitting the machine-readable code to the printing device to automatically configure the printing device for the custom cut stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Dickinson, James E. Baxter, III, Valerie Parcero
  • Patent number: 10642179
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to toner compositions containing an IR-taggant, and method of making thereof. The disclosure also relates to method for confirming authenticity of an item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu Qi, Eugene F. Young, Shigeng Li, Chieh-Min Cheng, Richard P. N. Veregin, Laura Jenson
  • Patent number: 10639908
    Abstract: A system for printing images on an object, the system including, a housing, a rod driven by a first motor, an object rotating subsystem positioned about the rod and arranged for reciprocal movement, an object rotating subsystem that includes a spindle and a second motor connected to the spindle and configured to rotate the object in a first rotational direction or a second rotational direction. The system further including a vacuum source connected to the spindle, a plurality of printheads, a curing lamp, and a controller connected to the plurality of printheads, the first motor, the second motor, the curing lamp, the controller configured to operate the first motor, the second motor, the plurality of printheads, and the curing lamp, wherein the plurality of printheads are configured to eject a first marking material onto the object and the second motor rotates the object in the first or second rotational direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Michael F. Leo, Brendan C. Casey, Wayne A. Buchar, Daniel J. McVeigh
  • Patent number: 10639909
    Abstract: A direct-to-object printer includes a sliding arm that carries a plurality of printheads over a planar member for the printing of objects on the planar member and that rotates the plurality of printheads after the printheads have passed over the planar member. The printer then moves the sliding arm in the opposite direction over the planar member to print a different portion of the objects on the planar member while maintaining the same order of the printheads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Richard A. Campbell
  • Patent number: 10632757
    Abstract: An ink delivery system of an inkjet printer selectively injects flushing fluid into a supply tube for ink into a printhead to form a mixture of flushing fluid and ink prior to a period of inactivity for the printhead. The ratio of the flushing fluid to the ink is determined by a controller using environmental conditions, ink characteristics, and a duration for the period of inactivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas K. Herrmann, Seemit Praharaj, Michael J. Levy, Jason M. LeFevre, Paul J. McConville, Chu-heng Liu, Linn C. Hoover, David VanKouwenberg
  • Patent number: 10633550
    Abstract: An ink composition including a metal salt amine complex; wherein the metal salt amine complex is formed from a metal salt and an amine; a compound selected from the group consisting of a stable free radical, a photoacid generator, and a thermal acid generator; and an optional solvent. A process including forming a metal salt amine complex; adding a compound selected from the group consisting of a stable free radical, a photoacid generator, and a thermal acid generator to the metal salt amine complex to form an ink. A process forming conductive features on a substrate with the ink composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Barkev Keoshkerian, Michelle N. Chr├ętien, Adela Goredema, Chad Smithson, Sarah J. Vella
  • Patent number: 10635707
    Abstract: A proactive interaction system includes memory which stores a contextual model. The contextual model includes supporting memory storing a representation of each of a set of past observations. Each of the past observations having an observed reward for a respective user for a respective action selected from a set of candidate actions. The contextual model is configured for estimating a reward for each of a current set of candidate actions, based on the stored representations of past observations and a representation of a current user. Each candidate action is associated with a respective action representation. A contextual bandit selects one of the candidate actions, based on the estimated reward for each of the set of candidate actions, to optimize a cumulative reward over a sequence of candidate action selections. An act output component performs a user-detectable act based on the selected one of the candidate actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Julien Perez, Tomi Silander