Patents by Inventor Darrel D. Cherry

Darrel D. Cherry 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: 11367173
    Abstract: According to examples, an apparatus may include a processor and a non-transitory computer readable medium that the processor may execute to determine whether a token is to be printed printed onto the medium, following printing onto the medium in a printing system, cause a scan bar in a media feed path of the printing system to capture an image of the printed medium. The processor may also determine, from the captured image of the printed medium, whether the token was properly printed onto the printed medium and, based on a determination that the token was not properly printed onto the printed medium, output an indication and/or an instruction corresponding to the token being improperly printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Darrel D. Cherry, Kristofer D. Provencio, Mark Q. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20220058099
    Abstract: A device monitoring system comprising a computation engine to obtain, for each of a plurality of devices, an actual failure condition indicating actual device failure and a probable failure condition predicted by a health monitoring device. The health monitoring device to monitor health of the plurality of devices, the probable failure condition indicating when the device is predicted to stop functioning. The computation engine is to compute a failure prediction gap for each of the plurality of devices. The failure prediction gap indicating a difference between the probable failure condition and the actual failure condition. A performance evaluation engine to compute a saving factor based at least on cost parameters and an average of the failure prediction gap computed for the plurality of devices and initiate discontinuance of usage of the health monitoring device based on a comparison of the saving factor with a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Niranjan Damera Venkata, Aravindakshan Babu, Darrel D Cherry, Anton Wiranata, Prasad Hegde, Mithra Vankipuram
  • Publication number: 20210365311
    Abstract: An example of an apparatus including a communication interface to receive an image file is provided. The image file represents a scanned image of a output generated by a printing device. The apparatus further includes an identification engine to process the image file with a convolutional neural network model to identify a feature. The feature may be indicative of a potential failure. The apparatus also includes an image analysis engine to indicate a life expectancy of a part associated with the potential failure based on the feature. The image analysis engine uses the convolutional neural network model to determine life expectancy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicants: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P., Rochester Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Darrel D. Cherry, Renee J. Jessome, Richard E. Maggard, Daniel Siddall, Yeshwanth Raja, Eli Saber
  • Publication number: 20210358108
    Abstract: According to examples, an apparatus may include a processor and a non-transitory computer readable medium that the processor may execute to determine whether a token is to be printed printed onto the medium, following printing onto the medium in a printing system, cause a scan bar in a media feed path of the printing system to capture an image of the printed medium. The processor may also determine, from the captured image of the printed medium, whether the token was properly printed onto the printed medium and, based on a determination that the token was not properly printed onto the printed medium, output an indication and/or an instruction corresponding to the token being improperly printed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Darrel D. Cherry, Kristofer D. Provencio, Mark Q. Shaw
  • Patent number: 8433780
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for configuring a client for remote use of a network-based service. In one embodiment, a system and a method include automatically discovering a network-based service supported on a local network to which the client is also connected, communicating with the service via the network, and automatically receiving security information from the service that enables use of the service by the client from a remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Darrel D. Cherry, James Clough
  • Patent number: 7349543
    Abstract: Example systems, methods, computer-readable mediums, and other forms of a secure foreign enterprise printing system are provided. An example system may include a wireless telephonic logic for communicating with a wireless network web services provider and a wireless network communication logic configured to communicate a print request to the wireless network web services provider using the wireless telephonic logic. The print item may be stored in a first enterprise and may be printed on an image forming device that is located in a second enterprise. The example system may also include an encryption logic configured to facilitate providing security for the print item as it travels from the first enterprise to the image forming device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Shell S. Simpson, Daniel Revel, Alan C. Berkema, David M. Hall, Patrick O. Sandfort, Darrel D. Cherry, Jeremy Bunn, Kenneth L. Oakeson
  • Patent number: 7299502
    Abstract: A document management system and method. The inventive system includes a server for providing data from a stored document. Software is provided on the server for encrypting the data. A communications subsystem is included for transporting the encrypted data from the server to the client. Software is provided at the client for decrypting the encrypted data. The inventive method includes the steps of: using a client machine to access a server via a network and to request data therefrom; encrypting at least a portion of said data on said server; communicating said encrypted data from said server to said client; and decrypting said data on said client. In the illustrative embodiment, the inventive method operates under the control of an agent residing on the server. The encrypting software is a first applet residing on the server and the decrypting software is a second applet residing on the client. In the illustrative implementation, the second applet is communicated from the server to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Garth F. Schmeling, Darrel D. Cherry
  • Patent number: 7027744
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include a toner cartridge for the printing of MICR characters that includes a memory device that is programmed with the requisite font for MICR characters. The font is accessible for the printing of MICR characters when the toner cartridge is installed in a printer. In a further embodiment, the memory device on the toner cartridge may also contain a data flag indicating that a print job must print at least one symbol in the MICR font. Corresponding printer firmware may then determine if this flag is present, and, if present, will prevent the printing of print jobs that do not include at least one character to be printed in the MICR font. This prevents MICR toner from being wasted on documents that do not require MICR toner, such as normal office correspondence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Companny, L.P.
    Inventors: Shell S. Simpson, Darrel D. Cherry
  • Publication number: 20040250129
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for managing a network-based service. In one embodiment, a system and a method pertain to determining a client ID of a client, comparing the client ID to a client ID that is associated with a network address of the client, and, if the two client IDs are different, expiring an authorization code associated with the network address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2003
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Inventors: James Clough, Darrel D. Cherry
  • Patent number: 6670982
    Abstract: Improved methods and apparatuses are provided for use with digital cameras. A wireless digital media card is provided for use in a digital camera. The wireless digital media card is configured to replace a conventional digital media card and includes an interface to the digital camera, a transceiver configured to transmit image data over a wireless communication link and logic configured to receive image data from the digital camera via the interface and provide the image data to the transceiver for transmission. The wireless digital media card may also include memory configured to store the image data. A receiving device is configured to store and/or further transfer the image data as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: James Clough, Darrel D. Cherry
  • Publication number: 20030188186
    Abstract: A system and method for proper authorization of printing services is described. The system and method secures access to printing services in a public communication network. A print job request is received through the network and an attempt is made to ascertain the source for the print job. If the source is ascertained, then a determination is made whether the source for the print job originated from within the network or outside the network, prior to authorizing the printing of the print job. If the print job originates from within the network, printing of the print job is authorized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2002
    Publication date: October 2, 2003
    Inventors: Darrel D. Cherry, James Clough, David L. Smith
  • Publication number: 20030182363
    Abstract: The following described subject matter provides private network local resource access to a logically remote device. Specifically, the described arrangements and procedures are directed to receiving a message in a local private network. The message having been communicated from a computer that is logically located in a remote private network. The message corresponds, to an operational request that has been directed by the computer to a resource of the local private network. Responsive to receiving the message, the described arrangements and procedures generate and communicate the operational request to the resource for processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2002
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Inventors: James Clough, Darrel D. Cherry
  • Publication number: 20030128272
    Abstract: Improved methods and apparatuses are provided for use with digital cameras. A wireless digital media card is provided for use in a digital camera. The wireless digital media card is configured to replace a conventional digital media card and includes an interface to the digital camera, a transceiver configured to transmit image data over a wireless communication link and logic configured to receive image data from the digital camera via the interface and provide the image data to the transceiver for transmission. The wireless digital media card may also include memory configured to store the image data. A receiving device is configured to store and/or further transfer the image data as needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2002
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Inventors: James Clough, Darrel D. Cherry
  • Publication number: 20030090694
    Abstract: A method, logic and computer system for determining information regarding at least one printer available to receive a print job from a client computer. A query is transmitted from the client computer to a server via a network for an identification of the at least one available printer. An identification of the at least one available printer is received from the server. A file is downloaded from the server, the file being used to support printing to a selected one of the at least one available printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Inventors: Kelli H. Kennedy, Darrel D. Cherry
  • Publication number: 20030086114
    Abstract: Systems and methods for printing information are provided. A representative method for printing information includes: receiving information corresponding to a user's intent to print a print task; identifying at least one printing device possessing capabilities corresponding to attributes of the print task so that the at least one printing device is able to print the print task optimally compared to at least another unidentified printing device; enabling the user to select from among the at least one printing device identified; and facilitating printing of the print task at the selected printing device to produce a printed document, the printed document exhibiting the attributes of the print task. Systems and other methods also are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2001
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Inventors: Darrel D. Cherry, James Clough
  • Publication number: 20030069978
    Abstract: Information systems for providing information to a user are provided. In this regard, a representative information system includes a location-specific input system that is configured to communicate with a communication network. The location-specific input system also is configured to receive an input from a user, determine a location of the user, and enable information corresponding to the input of the user and the location of the user to be provided to the communication network. Methods and other systems also are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2001
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Inventors: Darrel D. Cherry, James Clough
  • Publication number: 20020184334
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed which enable devices communicatively coupled to a communication network to each have a relational context that specifies how such device relates to other devices within the communication network. For example, a device may include a relational context that specifies how its operational capabilities measure up to the operational capabilities of other devices within the communication network. In one embodiment, a server is communicatively coupled to a communication network, and aggregate context information specifying operational parameters available via the communication network is communicatively accessible by the server. A network device is communicatively coupled to the communication network and includes operational specification information specifying individual operational parameters thereof stored locally thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2001
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Inventors: Darrel D. Cherry, Garth F. Schmeling
  • Publication number: 20020184342
    Abstract: An enhanced port monitor is provided for managing communications between a source device and a service device in support of a document/file-handling process. The port monitor can support local printing/storing of files and provide selected files to remotely located service providers. Service providers may, for example, provide printing services, document/content distribution services, etc. The port monitor is configured with an agent process that uploads device-independent data within a file to the service device associated with a selected service provider. The agent process is also configured to launch a browser or like process to provide an interactive interface for the user in selecting particular services/features and providing other additional information as required to the service device. The service device, for example, can be a web-server or the like that is operatively coupled to the source device via a network. As a result of the enhanced port monitor, only one driver, e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2001
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Inventors: Kelli H. Kennedy, Darrel D. Cherry, Garth F. Schmeling
  • Publication number: 20020184092
    Abstract: A personalized media service is provided wherein advertisers bid in real-time for advertisement space in a media on a demand product. A user selects a media request from a list of available media for printing as a hardcopy. Advertisements for the hardcopy are customized according to the users preferences. The media request may also be customized in accordance with specified user preference such that a content provider may provide the user with a tailored media experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2001
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Inventors: Darrel D. Cherry, Garth F. Schmeling
  • Publication number: 20020184093
    Abstract: A personalized media service is provided wherein advertisers bid in real-time for advertisement space in a media on demand product. A user selects a media request from a list of available media for printing as a hardcopy. Advertisements for the media hardcopy are customized according to the users preferences. Layout of each advertisement is controlled by the content provider. The media request may also be customized in accordance with specified user preferences such that a content provider may provide the user with a tailored media experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2001
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Inventors: Darrel D. Cherry, Garth F. Schmeling