Patents by Inventor Donald A. Brown

Donald A. Brown 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: 20240181754
    Abstract: A pipe belt system comprising one or more thermoplastic elastomeric (TPE) layers and a reinforcement layer is disclosed. The one or more thermoplastic elastomeric (TPE) layers have a first modulus of elasticity and a first stiffness and formed across a width of the belt. The reinforcement layer is formed proximate to the one or more TPE layers and has a second modulus of elasticity and a second stiffness. The pipe belt is configured to have an open state where the belt is substantially flat and a closed state where the belt is formed having a circular shape and partially overlaps itself. The pipe belt has a combined modulus of elasticity based on the first modulus of elasticity and the second modulus of elasticity and a combined stiffness based on the first stiffness and the second stiffness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2022
    Publication date: June 6, 2024
    Applicant: ContiTech Transportbandsysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Seibold, Andrey Minkin, Christel Bäuerle-Müller, Stavros Podias, Frank Kantorek, Mohamad Bachir, Donald Brown
  • Patent number: 11844980
    Abstract: Systems and methods directed to a multi-configurable fitness device are disclosed. The device includes an upper base, a lower base, one or more wings, and a pivoting mechanism. The upper base and the one or more wings form a device holder being shaped and sized to receive an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Stealth Body Fitness, LLC
    Inventors: Donald Brown, Howard Panes
  • Publication number: 20230310930
    Abstract: Systems and methods directed to a multi-configurable fitness device are disclosed. The device includes an upper base, a lower base, one or more wings, and a pivoting mechanism. The upper base and the one or more wings form a device holder being shaped and sized to receive an electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: Donald Brown, Howard Panes
  • Patent number: 11778111
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a portable case, and a slide-out printer is connected to the portable case. The slide-out printer is connected so as to slide in and out of the portable case. The slide-out printer includes a scanner, and the scanner includes a platen. The apparatus also includes a slide-out shredder connected to the portable case. The slide-out shredder is similarly connected to slide in and out of the portable case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Donald A. Brown, Howard S. Ryan, Paul E. Carlson, Deborah A. Laun, Michael W. Konieczny, David T. Middleton, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20230308565
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a portable case, and a slide-out printer is connected to the portable case. The slide-out printer is connected so as to slide in and out of the portable case. The slide-out printer includes a scanner, and the scanner includes a platen. The apparatus also includes a slide-out shredder connected to the portable case. The slide-out shredder is similarly connected to slide in and out of the portable case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Donald A. Brown, Howard S. Ryan, Paul E. Carlson, Deborah A. Laun, Michael W. Konieczny, David T. Middleton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11735363
    Abstract: A capacitor assembly and a method of making the capacitor assembly. The capacitor assembly includes: a power cable including first and second electrical conductors; a motor cable including first, second, and third electrical conductors, the first electrical conductor of the motor cable electrically connected to the first electrical conductor of the power cable, and the second electrical conductor of the motor cable electrically connected to the second electrical conductor of the power cable; a capacitor connected to the first electrical conductors and to the third electrical conductor; and a cover enclosing the capacitor, ends of the first conductors of the power cable and the motor cable connected to the capacitor, and an end of the third conductor connected to the capacitor, the first connection, and the second connection, and wherein after installation the capacitor assembly has an arcuate shape with a concave surface facing the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: FRANKLIN ELECTRIC CO., INC.
    Inventors: Robert A. Roth, Russell J. Bookout, Donald Brown, Arron J. Foreman, Jeffrey D. Frank, Paul Luarde, Mark E. McClain
  • Publication number: 20230259877
    Abstract: A computer server receives office equipment rules of an organization. The office equipment rules include office equipment configuration settings. The computer server configures at least one office equipment application that satisfies the office equipment rules. The computer server supplies the office equipment application to at least one computerized device of at least one user associated with the organization. In return, the computer server receives an equipment/supplies order from the office equipment application. In response, the computer server generates order instructions. The order instructions include a list of equipment/supplies and the office equipment configuration settings for components on the list of equipment/supplies. The order instructions are generated to comply with the office equipment rules. Then, the computer server transmits the order instructions to a delivery and setup agent who delivers, configures, and sets up the equipment/supplies according to the order instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Donald A. Brown, James D. Gresko
  • Patent number: 11652929
    Abstract: Methods and systems for printing on a print device from both authorized users and guest users are disclosed. The methods include configuring the print device to execute document processing jobs from both authorized users and guest users based on a rule set. The method also includes receiving a request to initiate a document processing session on the print device, initiating the kiosk mode session for executing paid document processing jobs by outputting a kiosk mode user interface that is configured to allow the guest user to submit requests for paid document processing jobs, receiving a request for executing a document processing job via the kiosk mode user interface, causing the print device to execute the document processing job, and causing a payment processing service associated with the guest user to render payment for executing the document processing job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven Hiroshi Inouye, Bernard Roch Heroux, Jr., David R. Beach, Donald A. Brown
  • Patent number: 11438465
    Abstract: A display device is connected to the exterior of a document processing device. The display device includes a screen positioned to display in a first direction away from the exterior. Lights are connected to the display device. The lights are positioned to emit light in second direction toward the exterior of the document processing device. A processor is operatively connected to the display device and the lights. The processor is adapted to control the lights to emit corresponding lighting of a graphic item appearing on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Donald A. Brown
  • Publication number: 20220116505
    Abstract: Methods and systems for printing on a print device from both authorized users and guest users are disclosed. The methods include configuring the print device to execute document processing jobs from both authorized users and guest users based on a rule set. The method also includes receiving a request to initiate a document processing session on the print device, initiating the kiosk mode session for executing paid document processing jobs by outputting a kiosk mode user interface that is configured to allow the guest user to submit requests for paid document processing jobs, receiving a request for executing a document processing job via the kiosk mode user interface, causing the print device to execute the document processing job, and causing a payment processing service associated with the guest user to render payment for executing the document processing job.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Steven Hiroshi Inouye, Bernard Roch Heroux, JR., David R. Beach, Donald A. Brown
  • Patent number: 11223732
    Abstract: An app maintains different multi-modal output signatures. Each multi-modal output signature contains instructions for transducer output with speaker output and/or display output. Also, each multi-modal output signature is unique and different from all other multi-modal output signatures. Further, each different multi-modal output signature corresponds to only one of many possible alerts that may be generated by a printer. The app is adapted to control the printer user interface system and/or a portable device user interface system, to output these multi-modal output signatures in coordination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Keith L. Willis, Stephen F. Skrainar, Donald A. Brown, Andrew T. Martin, Keith S. Watson
  • Patent number: 11218601
    Abstract: Methods and systems for printing on a print device from both authorized users and guest users are disclosed. The methods include receiving a request to initiate a document processing session on the print device, determining whether the requested document processing session is a kiosk mode session for executing a document processing job for a guest user or a staff mode session for executing a document processing job for an authorized user, initiating the kiosk mode session for executing paid document processing jobs in response to determining that the requested document processing session is the kiosk mode session, receiving a request for executing a first document processing job, determining a cost for executing the document processing job at the print device, receiving approval to execute the first document processing job at the print device for the determined cost from a guest user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Hiroshi Inouye, Bernard Roch Heroux, Jr., David R. Beach, Donald A. Brown
  • Patent number: D959579
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Stealth Body Fitness, LLC
    Inventors: Howard Panes, Donald Brown
  • Patent number: D960969
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Donald A Brown, Megumi Okubo, Ohgi Kazuyuki, Tsutomu Shiihara
  • Patent number: D967159
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Donald A. Brown, David M. Parsons, Marc J. Krolczyk, Michael J. Telek
  • Patent number: D968508
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Donald A. Brown, David M. Parsons, Michael C. Kowalski, Howard S. Ryan
  • Patent number: D1014669
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: GameFit LLC
    Inventors: Donald Brown, Howard Panes
  • Patent number: D1028136
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: GameFIT LLC
    Inventors: Howard Panes, Donald Brown
  • Patent number: D1028968
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Donald A. Brown, Howard S. Ryan, Paul E. Carlson, Deborah A. Laun, Michael W. Konieczny, David T. Middleton, Jr.
  • Patent number: D1030798
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Donald A. Brown, David M. Parsons, Marc J. Krolczyk, Michael J. Telek