Patents by Inventor Clifford M. Jones

Clifford M. Jones 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: 4213714
    Abstract: An improved matrix printer is described employing a high order, single track incremental position encoder to provide a plurality of electrical reference signals representative of predetermined print positions along a platen and for locating matrix columns at the predetermined print positions. An electronic circuit is provided for varying the predetermined print positions at which the matrix columns can be located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1980
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Clifford M. Jones, William A. Surber
  • Patent number: 3944741
    Abstract: Maximizing the printing rate of an electronic printer by causing it to print data characters at a relatively constant rate despite variations in the pattern of the incoming data. The number of characters in an incoming data pattern to be printed substantially simultaneously is monitored and the printing rate controlled within certain limits to provide a maximum printing rate consistent with the power and mechanical limits of the printer design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1976
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Samuel C. Harris, Jr., Clifford M. Jones