Patents by Inventor Andrew E. Fitzhugh

Andrew E. Fitzhugh has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10647053
    Abstract: In an example of a three-dimensional (3D) printing method, a polymeric build material is applied. A fusing agent is selectively applied on at least a portion of the polymeric build material. A mechanical tailoring agent is selectively applied on at least a region of the portion. The polymeric build material is exposed to radiation, thereby fusing the at least the portion of the polymeric build material in contact with the fusing agent to form a layer. The mechanical tailoring agent forms a composite layer in the at least the region, and the composite layer has a different mechanical property than that of an area of the layer not in contact with the mechanical tailoring agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kristopher J. Erickson, Lihua Zhao, Howard S. Tom, Aja Hartman, Yan Zhao, Andrew E. Fitzhugh
  • Publication number: 20200130282
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to synchronize a thermal image and a 3D print process. In one implementation, a processor synchronizes a thermal image with a step in a 3D printing process based on an occluded region detected in the thermal image. The processor may output thermal information associated with the 3D print process step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Jian Fan, Andrew E Fitzhugh, Jerry Jin-Tzong Liu
  • Publication number: 20190152139
    Abstract: One example includes a three-dimensional (3D) printed object including a first lattice structure and a second lattice structure. The first lattice structure includes a first matrix having a first length, a first width, and a first height. The second lattice structure includes a second matrix having a second length, a second width, and a second height. The second length times two is a factor of the first length, the second width times two is a factor of the first width, and the second height times two is a factor of the first height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Ulichney, Andrew E. Fitzhugh
  • Publication number: 20190152156
    Abstract: In an example, a processing apparatus includes an interface to receive data representing a three-dimensional object. The data includes an object description comprising object property data. The processing apparatus comprises a mapping module to map the object description to an object generation description which includes at least one print material instruction associated with a predetermined combination of print materials from a set of print materials. The mapping module includes a plurality of mapping resources and each mapping resource associates combinations of print materials from the set of print materials with values of at least one object property. At least one object property of one mapping resource is different to at least one object property of another mapping resource. The processing apparatus also includes a selection module to select, for at least part of the object, one of the plurality of mapping resources to carry out mapping of the object description.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Peter MOROVIC, Jan MOROVIC, Ingeborg TASTL, Melanie M. GOTTWALS, Andrew E. FITZHUGH, Gary J. DISPOTO, Lihua ZHAO
  • Publication number: 20190030788
    Abstract: In an example of a three-dimensional (3D) printing method, a polymeric build material is applied. A fusing agent is selectively applied on at least a portion of the polymeric build material. A mechanical tailoring agent is selectively applied on at least a region of the portion. The polymeric build material is exposed to radiation, thereby fusing the at least the portion of the polymeric build material in contact with the fusing agent to form a layer. The mechanical tailoring agent forms a composite layer in the at least the region, and the composite layer has a different mechanical property than that of an area of the layer not in contact with the mechanical tailoring agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kristopher J. Erickson, Lihua Zhao, Howard S. Tom, Aja Hartman, Yan Zhao, Andrew E. Fitzhugh
  • Publication number: 20180297286
    Abstract: An agent distributor may be to selectively deliver agent at a first contone density and at a second contone density different from the first contone density respectively onto an interior portion and a surface portion of successive layers of build material in respective first and second patterns in accordance with data representing a three-dimensional object to be generated, so that the build material is to solidify to form slices of the three-dimensional object in accordance with the first and second patterns, and so that the three-dimensional object is to achieve a target surface roughness as a result of the second contone density of the second pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jacob Tyler WRIGHT, Bernardo a. GUTIERREZ, Sergio PUIGARDEU ARAMENDIA, Ali EMAMJOMEH, Lihua ZHAO, Andrew E. FITZHUGH
  • Publication number: 20180141324
    Abstract: Examples analyze three-dimensional printing specifications associated with a three-dimensional printing device to determine test angles for a test object and test surfaces corresponding to the test angles for the test object. Examples generate the test object for color calibration for the three-dimensional printing device based at least in part on the test angles and test surfaces that are configured with at least one test color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Ingeborg TASTI, Nathan MORONEY, Peter MOROVIC, Jan MOROVIC, Andrew E. FITZHUGH, Jake WRIGHT
  • Patent number: 9275394
    Abstract: A marked target representation (100; 200) includes a human-cognizable relation mark (104; 206). The marked target representation represents a target. An image capture device (130; 302) is used to capture (114; 413) an image (112; 304) of the target representation. A data structure (120; 332) indicating a relation between a user (125; 326) of the image capture device and the target is generated (116; 415) using the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ehud Chatow, Andrew E Fitzhugh, Meghan J Kennedy, Alysha Naples
  • Publication number: 20140158756
    Abstract: A marked target representation (100; 200) includes a human cognizable relation mark (104; 206), The marked target representation represents a target. An image capture device (130; 302) is used to capture (114; 413) an image (112; 304) of the target representation. A data structure (120; 332) indicating a relation between a user (125; 326) of the image capture device and the target is generated (116; 415) using the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Udi Chatow, Andrew E. Fitzhugh, Meghan J. Kennedy, Alysha Naples
  • Publication number: 20130282465
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to affinity rewards program methods and systems. In one aspect, a sponsor participates in an affinity rewards program by transmitting to a rewards program administrator an offer record including a sponsor identifier, an offer reward, and a reward interaction condition. The sponsor receives from a user a unique user identifier associated with an affinity passport which includes the user identifier in readable form and which is associated with the rewards program. The sponsor transmits to the rewards program administrator an event record including the user identifier, the sponsor identifier, and event information defining a user-sponsor interaction. The sponsor receives from the rewards program administrator an indication whether the event information meets the interaction condition and qualifies the user for the sponsor's reward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Andrew E. Fitzhugh, Ehud Chatow
  • Publication number: 20130054491
    Abstract: One example discloses a system comprising a memory for storing machine readable instructions and a processing unit for accessing the memory and executing the machine readable instructions. The machine readable instructions can comprise a print order hub to determine a cost optimized solution for fulfilling a print order. The determination of the cost optimize solution can be based on a calculation of a price charged for preparing material for the print order and shipping the material for the print order to a destination identified in the print order for a plurality of print service providers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: EHUD CHATOW, Andrew E. Fitzhugh, Eric Hoarau
  • Patent number: 8271323
    Abstract: Planning a publication includes receiving information about an event, accessing a database of profiles that relate in general to content usage, and using a search engine to match the profiles with the event information to estimate parameters for using content for the event. The publication is planned according to the estimated usage parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Udi Chatow, Andrew E Fitzhugh, Kay-Yut Chen
  • Patent number: 8209602
    Abstract: Different pieces of Internet content are manually selected during viewing on a screen, the selected pieces are arranged into a single publication, and the publication is sent to print.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ehud Chatow, Andrew E. Fitzhugh, Andrew Bolwell
  • Patent number: 7925121
    Abstract: Processing a collection of images includes identifying a theme for the collection of images, and performing batch processing on the collection of images. The batch processing includes applying a pre-defined group of image editing operations to the images to give the edited images a look and feel that is consistent with the identified theme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Nathan M. Moroney, Ehud Chatow, Andrew E. Fitzhugh
  • Patent number: 7854518
    Abstract: A method includes generating a first plurality of meshes configured to map a first domain associated with a display surface having a plurality of fiducial marks to a second domain associated with a image capture device configured to capture a first image of the display surface, generating a second plurality of meshes configured to map the second domain to a third domain associated with a first projector configured to display a second image onto the display surface, and generating a first mesh configured to map the first domain to the third domain in conjunction with a second mesh using the first plurality of meshes and the second plurality of meshes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: W. Bruce Culbertson, Michael Harville, Daniel G. Gelb, Irwin E. Sobel, Andrew E. Fitzhugh, Donald O. Tanguay, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7800628
    Abstract: A method includes determining a first blend map for a first projector, the first blend map including a first plurality of attenuation factors corresponding to a region of overlap between first and second images projected by the first projector and a second projector, respectively, on a display surface, applying the first blend map to a white level measurement map that includes a plurality of white level measurement values measured from a first plurality of captured images, applying a smoothing function to the white level measurement map to generate a white level target map, and determining a scale map for the first projector from the white level measurement map and the white level target map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael Harville, Irwin E. Sobel, Daniel G. Gelb, Andrew E. Fitzhugh
  • Publication number: 20100114653
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for publishing a document. In one example, a user interface, configured for profiling a document, a publisher of the document, a plurality of document consumers and a plurality of ad buyers, is displayed. The system may remove from the plurality of ad buyers those ad buyers whose goods or services are found to overlap areas of goods or services offered by the publisher. The removal may be performed in an automated manner, and as a backup, in a manual manner by a user operating the user interface. The document consumers are matched with the plurality of ad buyers to find ad buyers that are compatible with the document. Content provided by the publisher and ads provided by ad buyers found to be compatible with the content are then combined to form the document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ehud Chatow, Carl S. Chow, Andrew E. Fitzhugh
  • Publication number: 20100106600
    Abstract: Planning a publication includes receiving information about an event, accessing a database of profiles that relate in general to content usage, and using a search engine to match the profiles with the event information to estimate parameters for using content for the event. The publication is planned according to the estimated usage parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventors: Udi CHATOW, Andrew E. Fitzhugh, Kay-Yut Chen
  • Publication number: 20090030889
    Abstract: Feed selections are automatically arranged into a single publication, and the publication is sent to print.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventors: Ehud Chatow, Andrew E. Fitzhugh, Andrew Bolwell
  • Publication number: 20090031214
    Abstract: Different pieces of Internet content are manually selected during viewing on a screen, the selected pieces are arranged into a single publication, and the publication is sent to print.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventors: Ehud Chatow, Andrew E. Fitzhugh, Andrew Bolwell