Patents by Inventor Charles E. Milliser

Charles E. Milliser 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: 4880323
    Abstract: A shuttle matrix printer cartridge has a housing for storing the ribbon, an exit arm, an entrance arm spaced from the exit arm and a drive mechanism for removing ribbon from the storage chamber through the exit arm into position for printing between a printhead and a substrate and reentry into the cartridge through the entrance arm. The entrance arm is flexible in the plane of the cartridge toward and away from the exit arm to facilitate changes in ribbon drag produced during high dot density printing. The cartridge has three spacer legs along its underside for supporting the cartridge on the printer platform in use. Additionally, a post engages a recess in the exit arm to maintain the latter arm rigid during use, while such post, in conjunction with a drive shaft carried by the printer and received in a cartridge drive wheel, positions the cartridge in the printer against lateral movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1989
    Assignee: Genicom Corporation
    Inventors: Charles E. Milliser, John M. Karalevicz, Harry C. Quick
  • Patent number: 4178106
    Abstract: The gap between the print head and the printing surface or platen in a printer is extremely critical in certain types of printers. Where printers are required to accept print media of various thickness (single or multipart paper), an adjust mechanism is required to optimize the print gap. A problem arises thereafter whenever ribbon has to be changed or new paper fed into the printer, since the print head must be retracted from its optimum gap position for ease of operation. The present invention provides for automatically resetting the print head to its predetermined previous gap spacing following movement of the print head away from the printing surface for servicing such as paper loading on ribbon replacement. This is accomplished by providing a lever, adapted to move the print head away from the printing surface, with a cam face for mating with a cam follower carried by a gap adjustment arm pivoted for movement in fixed distance increments about a pivot point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1979
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Werner H. Mailer, Charles E. Milliser
  • Patent number: 3957148
    Abstract: A mechanism to limit the starting and stopping movement of a print head in a printing operation comprising moving a plurality of character representing signals in memory from a source to the printing operation at a rate in excess of the rate at which characters are normally available from the source such that a substantial number of characters are printed along a line on a record medium before the memory storing the character signals is empty of the initially stored character signals and the additional character signals received during the printing operation. Overrides are provided depending on the frequency of data received from the source and the appearance of a control code in memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 1973
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1976
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Charles E. Milliser, David N. Sitter
  • Patent number: D260641
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1981
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bruce B. Campbell, Charles E. Milliser
  • Patent number: D260768
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1981
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bruce B. Campbell, Charles E. Milliser
  • Patent number: D266764
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1982
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Gregory F. Fossella, Charles E. Milliser
  • Patent number: D282173
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1986
    Assignee: Genicom Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory F. Fossella, John M. Karalevicz, Werner H. Mailer, Charles E. Milliser