Patents by Inventor Brian Walter Aznoe

Brian Walter Aznoe 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: 8366255
    Abstract: A solid ink stick for use in an imaging device, such as a phase change inkjet printer, is provided. The solid ink stick has a retrieval feature located on a top surface thereof. When the ink stick is incorrectly loaded through the insertion opening of a feed channel of the printer, the retrieval feature has a vertical dimension such that the ink stick can be grasped, such as by two fingers of a user, to remove the ink stick through the insertion opening. The retrieval feature generally includes two lower surfaces interconnected with at least one upper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Rahul R. Marwah, Jonathan R. Ritter, Brian Walter Aznoe, Christopher R. Gold
  • Patent number: 8366256
    Abstract: An ink stick for use in a phase change ink imaging device has a protrusion with a predetermined height that is configured to enable a sensor in an ink loader of the imaging device to detect the height of the protrusion. The predetermined height of the protrusion corresponds to a control parameter for the imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Brent Rodney Jones, Darrell Ray Finneman, Brian Walter Aznoe
  • Patent number: 8317308
    Abstract: A solid ink stick for use in solid ink printers is provided that enables adjacent ink sticks to be separated and retained at a predetermined location in the feed channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher R. Gold, Jonathan Ryan Ritter, Brian Walter Aznoe
  • Patent number: 8272727
    Abstract: A method is implemented to control movement of a solid ink stick from an insertion port to a corresponding feed channel to help ensure that each feed channel in a plurality of feed channels contains only ink sticks corresponding to the feed channel. The method includes receiving solid ink sticks in an insertion port located at one end of a feed channel in the solid ink printer, identifying each ink stick received in the insertion port, and removing a passage barrier from the feed channel in response to the ink stick being identified as corresponding to ink configured for passage through the feed channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Brent Rodney Jones, Brian Walter Aznoe
  • Patent number: 8186817
    Abstract: A fluid transport apparatus facilitates flow of fluid from a source to a receptacle. The fluid transport apparatus includes a fluid transport conduit for transport of fluid through the conduit, the conduit being coupled between a fluid supply and a fluid receptacle, a compressor conduit proximate the fluid transport conduit along a portion of the fluid transport conduit between the fluid supply and the fluid receptacle, and a pump coupled to the compressor conduit for injecting fluid into the compressor conduit, and a vent that is operated to selectively enable pressurization and venting of the compressor conduit to compress and decompress the portion of the fluid transport conduit proximate the compressor conduit to pump fluid through the fluid transport conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Brent R. Jones, Brian Walter Aznoe, Charles Russell Firkins, Darrell Ray Finneman, James Michael Bonicatto
  • Patent number: 8186818
    Abstract: A fluid transport apparatus maintains temperature of a fluid transported through a conduit. The fluid transport apparatus includes a fluid transport conduit that is selectively deformed by a pressure within a compressor conduit and allowed to return to its original shape by venting the pressure through a venting valve. The alternating pressurization and release of pressure from the compressor conduit moves fluid through the fluid transport conduit. A thermal conductor is associated with the fluid transport conduit to maintain the temperature of the fluid in the fluid transport conduit within a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Brent R. Jones, Brian Walter Aznoe, Charles Russell Firkins, Darrell Ray Finneman, James Michael Bonicatto
  • Publication number: 20120013689
    Abstract: A solid ink stick for use in solid ink printers is provided that enables adjacent ink sticks to be separated and retained at a predetermined location in the feed channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher R. Gold, Jonathan Ryan Ritter, Brian Walter Aznoe
  • Patent number: D650841
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Brent Rodney Jones, Jonathan R Ritter, Brian Walter Aznoe, Christopher R Gold
  • Patent number: D650844
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan R Ritter, Brian Walter Aznoe, Brent Rodney Jones, Christopher R Gold
  • Patent number: D650845
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan R Ritter, Brian Walter Aznoe, Brent Rodney Jones, Christopher R Gold
  • Patent number: D650847
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan R Ritter, Brian Walter Aznoe, Brent Rodney Jones, Christopher R Gold
  • Patent number: D651236
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan R Ritter, Brian Walter Aznoe, Brent Rodney Jones, Christopher R Gold
  • Patent number: D652864
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan R Ritter, Brian Walter Aznoe, Brent Rodney Jones, Christopher R Gold
  • Patent number: D653285
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan R Ritter, Brian Walter Aznoe, Brent Rodney Jones, Christopher R Gold
  • Patent number: D654534
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Brent Rodney Jones, Jonathan R Ritter, Brian Walter Aznoe, Christopher R Gold
  • Patent number: D654535
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Brent Rodney Jones, Jonathan R Ritter, Brian Walter Aznoe, Christopher R Gold
  • Patent number: D655749
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Walter Aznoe, Jonathan R Ritter, Brent Rodney Jones, Christopher R Gold
  • Patent number: D656983
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Walter Aznoe, Jonathan R Ritter, Brent Rodney Jones, Christopher R Gold
  • Patent number: D656984
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Brent Rodney Jones, Jonathan R Ritter, Brian Walter Aznoe, Christopher R Gold
  • Patent number: D658229
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Brent Rodney Jones, Jonathan R Ritter, Brian Walter Aznoe, Christopher R Gold