Patents by Inventor Christine Ann Steurrys

Christine Ann Steurrys 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: 20220314646
    Abstract: A printing system comprises an ink deposition assembly, a media transport device, and an airflow control system. The ink deposition assembly comprises printheads to deposit a print fluid, such as ink, on print media, such as paper, transported through a deposition region. The media transport device holds the print media against a moving support surface, such as a belt, by vacuum suction through holes in the media transport device and transports the print media though the deposition region. The airflow control system comprises a damper and an actuator configured to move the damper along a cross-process direction. The damper blocks airflow through a subset of the holes along a side of the media transport device, the subset varying based on a position of the damper. The damper is moved to change the subset of the holes blocked by the damper based on a size of the print medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert E. ROSDAHL, JR., Richard P. FICARRA, Robert Ronald REED, Christine Ann STEURRYS
  • Publication number: 20220314665
    Abstract: A printing system comprises a media transport device which holds print media, such as paper, against a movable support surface, such as a belt, by vacuum suction through holes in a vacuum platen and transports the print media though a deposition region of one or more printheads, which deposit a print fluid, such as ink, on the print media. The printing system comprises an airflow control device comprising dampers that are moveable along a direction perpendicular to the vacuum platen between an undeployed configuration and a deployed configuration, each damper blocking at least one row of the holes in the deployed configuration. The airflow control device also comprises actuators to move the damper(s). The actuator(s) are controlled to selectively move the damper(s) between the undeployed and deployed configuration based on a position of an inter-media zone between adjacent print media held against the movable support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert E. ROSDAHL, JR., Richard P. FICARRA, Robert Ronald REED, Christine Ann STEURRYS
  • Publication number: 20220305816
    Abstract: A printing system comprises a print fluid deposition assembly, a media transport device, and an air flow control system. The print fluid deposition assembly comprises a printhead module comprising a plurality of printheads to eject a print fluid to a deposition region. The media transport device holds a print medium against a movable support surface by vacuum suction and transports the print medium through the deposition region. The air flow control system is arranged to flow air toward the movable support surface at locations upstream and downstream of the printhead module, based on a location of a print medium relative to the printhead module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert E. ROSDAHL, JR., Richard P. FICARRA, Robert Ronald REED, Christine Ann STEURRYS
  • Publication number: 20220234358
    Abstract: A system includes a processor that executes computer executable components stored in a memory. The system includes a first component to receive data generated by at least one sensor. The system further includes a second component to generate an array that determines between activating one of a purge routine and a diagnostic routine on a printhead based on the array. The array is a function of the data. The system further includes a control component operable to selectively activate the purge routine on the printhead based on the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Christine Ann Steurrys, Robert E. Rosdahl, JR., Richard P. Ficarra, Robert R. Reed
  • Patent number: 8684494
    Abstract: An apparatus applies release agent to a printhead face to prevent ink from wetting the surface of the printhead face. The release agent is applied by an applicator that is coupled to a release agent supply by a wicking member. The applicator can be integrated into a wiper for the printhead to enable release agent application and printhead facing wiping to occur at approximately the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Richard P. Ficarra, Christine Ann Steurrys
  • Patent number: 8662616
    Abstract: A method of operating a printer enables the mass of the ink drops ejected by the printheads in the printer to maintained in an optimal range without measuring the drop mass being ejected by the inkjets in the printheads. After calibration of the printheads, the printheads are operated with electrical signals having different peak-to-peak voltages. The number of inoperable inkjets for each printhead is determined from image data of the ejected ink on the image receiving member and the number of inoperable inkjets for each printhead is compared to a predetermined threshold. The peak-to-peak voltage for the electrical signals used to operate a printhead is adjusted with reference to the number of inoperable inkjets and the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Christine Ann Steurrys, David A. Tence, James D. Buehler, Yeqing Zhang, Jeffrey J. Folkins
  • Publication number: 20140022301
    Abstract: An apparatus applies release agent to a printhead face to prevent ink from wetting the surface of the printhead face. The release agent is applied by an applicator that is coupled to a release agent supply by a wicking member. The applicator can be integrated into a wiper for the printhead to enable release agent application and printhead facing wiping to occur at approximately the same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard P. Ficarra, Christine Ann Steurrys
  • Patent number: 8514470
    Abstract: What is disclosed is a novel system and method for xerographic Dmax control based upon measurements made on the printed paper using an inline spectrophotometer (ILS) or similar device. The disclosed method is based upon directly measuring the color to actuator sensitivity. Each of the separations is controlled independently using an actuator specific to that color separation. The present method is effective at controlling the color of the solid primaries. The fact that the vector of change is highly correlated with solid color variation seen in the field suggests that the teachings hereof effectively increase the solid color stability. Increased solid color stability increases the color stability throughout the printer gamut and the stability of the gamut boundaries, which increases the robustness of gamut mapping algorithms. Advantageously, the present method can be combined with existing ILS-based maintenance architectures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jack Gaynor Elliot, Lalit Keshav Mestha, Peter Paul, David C. Craig, Brian Robert Conrow, Christine Ann Steurrys
  • Publication number: 20130113855
    Abstract: A method of operating a printer enables the mass of the ink drops ejected by the printheads in the printer to maintained in an optimal range without measuring the drop mass being ejected by the inkjets in the printheads. After calibration of the printheads, the printheads are operated with electrical signals having different peak-to-peak voltages. The number of inoperable inkjets for each printhead is determined from image data of the ejected ink on the image receiving member and the number of inoperable inkjets for each printhead is compared to a predetermined threshold. The peak-to-peak voltage for the electrical signals used to operate a printhead is adjusted with reference to the number of inoperable inkjets and the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christine Ann Steurrys, David A. Tence, James D. Buehler, Yeqing Zhang, Jeffrey J. Folkins
  • Patent number: 8351081
    Abstract: What is disclosed is a novel system and method for xerographic Dmax control based upon measurements made on the printed paper using an inline spectrophotometer (ILS) or similar device. The disclosed method is based upon directly measuring the color to actuator sensitivity. Each of the separations is controlled independently using an actuator specific to that color separation. The present method is effective at controlling the color of the solid primaries. The fact that the vector of change is highly correlated with solid color variation seen in the field suggests that the teachings hereof effectively increase the solid color stability. Increased solid color stability increases the color stability throughout the printer gamut and the stability of the gamut boundaries, which increases the robustness of gamut mapping algorithms. Advantageously, the present method can be combined with existing ILS-based maintenance architectures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jack Gaynor Elliot, Lalit Keshav Mestha, Peter Paul, David C. Craig, Brian Robert Conrow, Christine Ann Steurrys
  • Publication number: 20120147390
    Abstract: What is disclosed is a novel system and method for xerographic Dmax control based upon measurements made on the printed paper using an inline spectrophotometer (ILS) or similar device. The disclosed method is based upon directly measuring the color to actuator sensitivity. Each of the separations is controlled independently using an actuator specific to that color separation. The present method is effective at controlling the color of the solid primaries. The fact that the vector of change is highly correlated with solid color variation seen in the field suggests that the teachings hereof effectively increase the solid color stability. Increased solid color stability increases the color stability throughout the printer gamut and the stability of the gamut boundaries, which increases the robustness of gamut mapping algorithms. Advantageously, the present method can be combined with existing ILS-based maintenance architectures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jack Gaynor Elliot, Lalit Keshav Mestha, Peter Paul, David C. Craig, Brian Robert Conrow, Christine Ann Steurrys
  • Publication number: 20120019842
    Abstract: What is disclosed is a novel system and method for xerographic Dmax control based upon measurements made on the printed paper using an inline spectrophotometer (ILS) or similar device. The disclosed method is based upon directly measuring the color to actuator sensitivity. Each of the separations is controlled independently using an actuator specific to that color separation. The present method is effective at controlling the color of the solid primaries. The fact that the vector of change is highly correlated with solid color variation seen in the field suggests that the teachings hereof effectively increase the solid color stability. Increased solid color stability increases the color stability throughout the printer gamut and the stability of the gamut boundaries, which increases the robustness of gamut mapping algorithms. Advantageously, the present method can be combined with existing ILS-based maintenance architectures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jack Gaynor Elliot, Lalit Keshav Mestha, Peter Paul, David C. Craig, Brian Robert Conrow, Christine Ann Steurrys