Patents by Inventor Bruce N. Alleshouse

Bruce N. Alleshouse 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: 20180319181
    Abstract: An example disclosed media processing device includes an image processing unit; a first optical registration sensor; and a second optical registration sensor spaced apart from the first optical registration sensor along a first axis by a first distance associated with a gap between media units on a web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Clive Hohberger, David Womack, Bruce N. Alleshouse, James Clark, Wolfgang Strobel
  • Patent number: 10035365
    Abstract: An example disclosed media processing device includes an image processing unit; a first optical registration sensor; and a second optical registration sensor spaced apart from the first optical registration sensor along a first axis by a first distance associated with a gap between media units on a web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: ZIH Corp.
    Inventors: Clive Hohberger, David Womack, Bruce N. Alleshouse, James Clark, Wolfgang Strobel
  • Patent number: 9600463
    Abstract: An XML processing system and methods of processing XML data are disclosed. An example disclosed method includes obtaining an extensible stylesheet language transformation (XSLT) stylesheet; transforming, via the processor, data of an extensible markup language (XML) data stream into transformed XML data using the XSLT stylesheet; and generating, via the processor, a printable representation of the data of the XML data stream based on the transformed XML data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: ZIH Corp.
    Inventor: Bruce N. Alleshouse
  • Patent number: 9454335
    Abstract: A printer which is configured to automatically transmit data, such as critical and non-critical printer data, and route that data through at least one of a plurality of communication channels and services, such as via e-mail or mobile wireless equipment (e.g. an Internet-ready pager, a Personal Communications Service (PCS) phone or a wireless Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)). Preferably, the printer is configured such that it can be programmed and controlled from a remote location. Preferably, the printer is configured such that new label formats can be added from a remote location, and label formats stored in the printer can be viewed and modified from a remote location. Preferably, the printer is also configured such that barcode rendering algorithms can be downloaded to the printer from a remote location, and such that printer settings can be viewed and modified from a remote location, and thereafter can be downloaded to the printer and/or to other printers in a network to facilitate cloning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: ZIH CORP.
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Kaufman, Victor Salmons, Steven P. King, Bruce N. Alleshouse, Bret M. Anno
  • Publication number: 20160271977
    Abstract: An example disclosed media processing device includes an image processing unit; a first optical registration sensor; and a second optical registration sensor spaced apart from the first optical registration sensor along a first axis by a first distance associated with a gap between media units on a web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Clive Hohberger, David Womack, Bruce N. Alleshouse, James Clark, Wolfgang Strobel
  • Patent number: 9418322
    Abstract: An XML system is configured to encode RFID devices embedded in media, based upon an extensible markup language (XML) input data stream. The computer system further includes an XML processor configured to receive and process a format template, associate the XML data contained in the XML input data stream and the format template, a formatting engine configured to format the associated XML data according to a format governed by the format template, and/or generate encoding information for an RFID device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: ZIH CORP.
    Inventor: Bruce N. Alleshouse
  • Patent number: 9384683
    Abstract: Provided is a direct thermal media containing a regular repeating pattern of color-forming thermally-imageable stripes printed parallel to the print head element line and a system for using such direct thermal media in color direct thermal printers including an optical registration system optimized for use with this media and an image processing unit that monitors the position of the stripe pattern relative to the print head and synchronizes the start of the printing process. This direct thermal media together with the optical registration system and image processing unit comprise an operative system in that the design of the thermal media, the optical registration system and image processing unit used to control printing are optimized for use with each other. This system may be utilized, for example, in color thermal printers for documents, receipts, tags, tickets or labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: ZIH Corp.
    Inventors: Clive Hohberger, David Womack, Bruce N. Alleshouse, James Clark, Wolfgang Strobel
  • Publication number: 20160048496
    Abstract: An XML processing system and methods of processing XML data are disclosed. An example disclosed method includes obtaining an extensible stylesheet language transformation (XSLT) stylesheet; transforming, via the processor, data of an extensible markup language (XML) data stream into transformed XML data using the XSLT stylesheet; and generating, via the processor, a printable representation of the data of the XML data stream based on the transformed XML data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventor: Bruce N. Alleshouse
  • Patent number: 9201845
    Abstract: An XML processing system for use in a barcode printer apparatus includes a computer system operatively coupled to the barcode printer apparatus. The computer system further includes an XML processor configured to receive, parse, and process an XML input data stream and obtain schema identified in the XML data stream from a schema repository. Alternatively, the system includes a SAX processor configured to receive and process the XML input data stream, a ZPL processor configured to receive and process a format template, a variable data integrator configured to develop an association between the XML data contained in the XML input data stream and the format template, a formatting engine configured to format the associated XML data according to a format governed by the format template, and a barcode rendering engine configured to receive the associated and formatted XML data and generate a bit map representative of the bar code label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: ZIH Corp.
    Inventor: Bruce N. Alleshouse
  • Publication number: 20150099625
    Abstract: Provided is a direct thermal media containing a regular repeating pattern of color-forming thermally-imageable stripes printed parallel to the print head element line and a system for using such direct thermal media in color direct thermal printers including an optical registration system optimized for use with this media and an image processing unit that monitors the position of the stripe pattern relative to the print head and synchronizes the start of the printing process. This direct thermal media together with the optical registration system and image processing unit comprise an operative system in that the design of the thermal media, the optical registration system and image processing unit used to control printing are optimized for use with each other. This system may be utilized, for example, in color thermal printers for documents, receipts, tags, tickets or labels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Clive Hohberger, David Womack, Bruce N. Alleshouse, James Clark, Wolfgang Strobel
  • Patent number: 8919652
    Abstract: An XML system is configured to print bar code labels, tags, tickets, cards, or other media, and/or encode RFID devices embedded in media, based upon an extensible markup language (XML) input data stream. The XML system includes a computer system having a memory subsystem, a communication interface operatively coupled to a network, an XML processor configured to receive and process the XML input data stream, and an extensible stylesheet language transformation (XSLT) processor configured to either obtain a stylesheet identified in the XML data stream or obtain the stylesheet from a stylesheet repository. The XSLT processor transforms data in the XML input data stream into transformed XML data based upon the stylesheet obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: ZIH Corp.
    Inventor: Bruce N. Alleshouse
  • Publication number: 20140355028
    Abstract: An XML system is configured to encode RFID devices embedded in media, based upon an extensible markup language (XML) input data stream. The computer system further includes an XML processor configured to receive and process a format template, associate the XML data contained in the XML input data stream and the format template, a formatting engine configured to format the associated XML data according to a format governed by the format template, and/or generate encoding information for an RFID device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Bruce N. Alleshouse
  • Patent number: 8877679
    Abstract: Provided is a direct thermal media containing a regular repeating pattern of color-forming thermally-imageable stripes printed parallel to the print head element line and a system for using such direct thermal media in color direct thermal printers including an optical registration system optimized for use with this media and an image processing unit that monitors the position of the stripe pattern relative to the print head and synchronizes the start of the printing process. This direct thermal media together with the optical registration system and image processing unit comprise an operative system in that the design of the thermal media, the optical registration system and image processing unit used to control printing are optimized for use with each other. This system may be utilized, for example, in color thermal printers for documents, receipts, tags, tickets or labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: ZIH Corp.
    Inventors: Clive Hohberger, David Womack, Bruce N. Alleshouse, James Clark, Wolfgang Strobel
  • Patent number: 8820642
    Abstract: An XML system is configured to encode RFID devices embedded in media, based upon an extensible markup language (XML) input data stream. The computer system further includes an XML processor configured to receive and process a format template, associate the XML data contained in the XML input data stream and the format template, a formatting engine configured to format the associated XML data according to a format governed by the format template, and/or generate encoding information for an RFID device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: ZIH Corp.
    Inventor: Bruce N. Alleshouse
  • Publication number: 20140061318
    Abstract: An XML processing system for use in a barcode printer apparatus includes a computer system operatively coupled to the barcode printer apparatus. The computer system further includes an XML processor configured to receive, parse, and process an XML input data stream and obtain schema identified in the XML data stream from a schema repository. Alternatively, the system includes a SAX processor configured to receive and process the XML input data stream, a ZPL processor configured to receive and process a format template, a variable data integrator configured to develop an association between the XML data contained in the XML input data stream and the format template, a formatting engine configured to format the associated XML data according to a format governed by the format template, and a barcode rendering engine configured to receive the associated and formatted XML data and generate a bit map representative of the bar code label.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: ZIH CORP.
    Inventor: Bruce N. Alleshouse
  • Patent number: 8544746
    Abstract: An XML processing system for use in a barcode printer apparatus includes a computer system operatively coupled to the barcode printer apparatus. The computer system further includes an XML processor configured to receive, parse, and process an XML input data stream and obtain schema identified in the XML data stream from a schema repository. Alternatively, the system includes a SAX processor configured to receive and process the XML input data stream, a ZPL processor configured to receive and process a format template, a variable data integrator configured to develop an association between the XML data contained in the XML input data stream and the format template, a formatting engine configured to format the associated XML data according to a format governed by the format template, and a barcode rendering engine configured to receive the associated and formatted XML data and generate a bit map representative of the bar code label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: ZIH Corp.
    Inventor: Bruce N. Alleshouse
  • Publication number: 20130244872
    Abstract: Provided is a direct thermal media containing a regular repeating pattern of color-forming thermally-imageable stripes printed parallel to the print head element line and a system for using such direct thermal media in color direct thermal printers including an optical registration system optimized for use with this media and an image processing unit that monitors the position of the stripe pattern relative to the print head and synchronizes the start of the printing process. This direct thermal media together with the optical registration system and image processing unit comprise an operative system in that the design of the thermal media, the optical registration system and image processing unit used to control printing are optimized for use with each other. This system may be utilized, for example, in color thermal printers for documents, receipts, tags, tickets or labels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: ZIH CORP.
    Inventors: Clive Hohberger, David Womack, Bruce N. Alleshouse, James Clark, Wolfgang Strobel
  • Patent number: 8470733
    Abstract: Provided is a direct thermal media containing a regular repeating pattern of color-forming thermally-imageable stripes printed parallel to the print head element line and a system for using such direct thermal media in color direct thermal printers including an optical registration system optimized for use with this media and an image processing unit that monitors the position of the stripe pattern relative to the print head and synchronizes the start of the printing process. This direct thermal media together with the optical registration system and image processing unit comprise an operative system in that the design of the thermal media, the optical registration system and image processing unit used to control printing are optimized for use with each other. This system may be utilized, for example, in color thermal printers for documents, receipts, tags, tickets or labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: ZIH Corp.
    Inventors: Clive Hohberger, David Womack, Bruce N. Alleshouse, James Clark, Wolfgang Strobel
  • Patent number: 8459555
    Abstract: An XML system is configured to generate encoding information for an RFID device, based upon an extensible markup language (XML) input data stream. The XML system includes a computer system having a memory subsystem, a communication interface operatively coupled to a network, an XML processor configured to receive and process the XML input data stream, and an extensible stylesheet language transformation (XSLT) processor configured to obtain a stylesheet identified in the XML data stream or obtain the stylesheet from a repository. The XSLT processor transforms data in the XML input data stream into transformed XML data based upon the stylesheet obtained. Also included is an extensible stylesheet language formatting object (XSLFO) processor configured to format the transformed XML data into formatted XML data based upon XSLFO instructions contained in the stylesheet, and a rendering subsystem configured to receive the formatted XML data and generate encoding information for an RFID device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: ZIH Corp.
    Inventor: Bruce N. Alleshouse
  • Patent number: 8393540
    Abstract: An XML system is configured to print bar code labels, tags, tickets, cards, or other media, and/or encode RFID devices embedded in media, based upon an extensible markup language (XML) input data stream. The XML system includes a computer system operatively coupled to a network. The computer system further includes an XML processor configured to receive, parse, and process an XML input data stream and obtain schema identified in the XML data stream from a schema repository. The XML processor validates the XML data stream based upon the schema obtained. Also included is an XSLT processor configured to obtain a stylesheet identified in the XML data stream from a stylesheet repository. The XSLT processor transforms data in the XML input data stream into transformed XML data based upon the stylesheet obtained. Also, an XSLFO processor formats the transformed XML data into formatted XML data based upon XSLFO instructions contained in the stylesheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: ZIH Corp.
    Inventor: Bruce N. Alleshouse