Patents by Inventor Andrew J. Binder

Andrew J. Binder 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).

  • Publication number: 20180207624
    Abstract: The invention provides a composite catalyst containing a first component and a second component. The first component contains a ternary mixed metal oxide. The second component contains a platinum group metal. The composite catalyst is useful for catalyzing the low temperature oxidation of carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: James E. Parks, II, Sheng Dai, Todd J. Toops, Andrew J. Binder
  • Publication number: 20160310933
    Abstract: The invention provides a composite catalyst containing a first component and a second component. The first component contains a ternary mixed metal oxide. The second component contains a platinum group metal. The composite catalyst is useful for catalyzing the low temperature oxidation of carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: James E. Parks, II, Sheng Dai, Todd J. Toops, Andrew J. Binder
  • Patent number: 9098216
    Abstract: In one embodiment, enablement data, indicative of an enablement state of a functionality at a network-connected printer, is received from the printer. Fulfillment data, indicative of a fulfillment state of a condition to the enablement of the functionality at the printer, is received. It is determined whether the enablement data is consistent with the fulfillment data. Responsive to determining that the enablement data is inconsistent with the fulfillment data, a change instruction is sent to the printer over a network to cause a change in the enablement state to another state that is consistent with the fulfillment data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: John H Oleinik, Shiyun Yie, Andrew J Binder
  • Publication number: 20130286428
    Abstract: In one embodiment, enablement data, indicative of an enablement state of a functionality at a network-connected printer, is received from the printer. Fulfillment data, indicative of a fulfillment state of a condition to the enablement of the functionality at the printer, is received. It is determined whether the enablement data is consistent with the fulfillment data. Responsive to determining that the enablement data is inconsistent with the fulfillment data, a change instruction is sent to the printer over a network to cause a change in the enablement state to another state that is consistent with the fulfillment data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: John H Oleinik, Shiyun Yie, Andrew J Binder
  • Patent number: 6031621
    Abstract: An information collection system is used to improve the efficiency and accuracy of the collection of information for warranty database for printers. The system includes an information reading device attached to a computer system. Printer configuration and performance parameters which are to be collected are printed on a selftest page encoded as a bar code. In the preferred embodiment of the information collection system, the information reading device is a standard hand held bar code reader and the computer system is a portable computer. A windows based bar code reading utility is used to decode the data from the bar code reader. Information would be collected from the printer by printing a selftest page including the bar code, reading the bar code using the bar code reader, and storing the information decoded by the bar code reading utility on the hard disk drive of the computer system. At a later time, the data is transferred to the warranty database over a communications link such as a modem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventor: Andrew J Binder
  • Patent number: 5999761
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus in accordance with the invention includes a print engine with a photoreceptor, a laser exposure device for creating an image on the photoreceptor and one or more toning stations for toning the photoreceptor, after imaging. A system for enabling adjustment of the apparatus performance characteristics further includes a sensor for detecting characteristics of a toned image on the photoreceptor. A memory is provided for storing control parameters used to adjust operations of the printer; desired image characteristic parameters and previously measured image parameters. A processor is responsive to a performance assessment procedure for causing the print engine to create a toned test image on the photoreceptor. The processor then compares signals that are indicative of characteristic parameters of the toned test image with desired image characteristic parameters from the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Andrew J. Binder, Quintin T. Phillips, K. Trent Christensen
  • Patent number: 5946520
    Abstract: An anti-fraud pull tab system for removable protective barriers in print cartridges and other modular components used in printers, copiers and other image forming devices. The pull tab includes a pull ring and a use indicator. The use indicator blocks a substantial portion of the finger hole in the pull ring so that the use indicator is broken out, damaged or disfigured when the pull tab is used to remove the protective barrier. The disfigured pull tab indicates the protective barrier has been used, thus making it difficult for a counterfeiter to successfully re-use or reform the protective barrier and resell the cartridge as a new cartridge. In an alternative embodiment of the invention, a pull tab assembly includes a pull tab and an identifying tape. The tape secures the pull tab to the print cartridge. Affixed to the tape is a use indicator that will permanently adhere to the print cartridge when the identifying tape is removed from the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Howard G. Hooper, K. Trent Christensen, Andrew J. Binder
  • Patent number: 5930553
    Abstract: A consumable having a memory device for storing information such as usage information to be used by a the original manufacturer or re-manufacturer. The memory device can also be used to provided software updates or patches for the microcomputers within an image forming or other office automation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: B. Mark Hirst, K. Trent Christensen, Andrew J. Binder
  • Patent number: 5758234
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for depositing toner on substantially the entire surface of the photoconductor to minimize print defects associated with surface contamination. This is accomplished by printing a background pattern along with the desired image. A light film of toner is deposited on the background areas of the photoconductor while a more dense film of toner is deposited on the image areas. The invention may be implemented by merging a background pattern, such as a uniform level of gray, with the print image data or by varying the charging conditions at photoconductive drum. In one implementation of the invention, a background pattern such as a uniform level of gray is printed by scanning the pattern onto the photoconductor as part of the imaging light exposure process. In a second implementation of the invention, the background gray is printed by adjusting the charging potential applied to photoconductor and/or the various roller bias voltages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Andrew J. Binder, Quintin T. Phillips
  • Patent number: 5758224
    Abstract: A consumable product such as a toner cartridge for a laser printer includes a messaging device connected thereto. The messaging device is adapted to receive a control signal from the printer or other host, the control signal being indicative of a use status for the consumable product, such as "toner low". The control signal produces a visual effect upon the messaging device such that a message or a change in message concerning the consumable product is indicated thereby. The message or change in message is, alternatively, indicative of an identifier for the consumable product. The messaging device is a resistive heater substrate having at least one layer of thermochromatic ink disposed thereon. In an alternate embodiment, the message or change in message is effected by a change in temperature upon the messaging device, rather than by a direct control signal. In another alternate embodiment, a fuse is connected to the messaging device for providing further information to the printer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Andrew J. Binder, K. Trent Christensen, Quintin T. Phillips