Patents by Inventor Erwin Ruiz

Erwin Ruiz 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: 20210283853
    Abstract: A method operates a three-dimensional (3D) metal object manufacturing system to maintain a temperature of an uppermost layer of a 3D metal object being formed within a temperature range conducive for bonding between the uppermost layer and a next layer to be formed. A controller of the system compares a temperature of the uppermost layer with at least a low end temperature of the temperature range and operates an electrical resistance switching network using 3D model data to provide electrical power selectively to heating elements in a modular heater to heat the 3D metal object being formed when the temperature indicated by the signal from the sensor is less than the predetermined temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Ali R. Dergham, Douglas K. Herrmann, Christopher D. Atwood, Erwin Ruiz, Derek A. Bryl, Linn C. Hoover
  • Patent number: 11117774
    Abstract: A system for controlling curl in sheets passing beneath a camera includes applying a thin layer of high velocity air to a curved baffle positioned beneath the camera. The high velocity air layer, which will have a tendency to follow the curved baffle (Coanda effect), will divert sheets (Bernoulli effect) towards the curved baffle. By positioning the curved baffle along the media paper path and by applying a uniform air stream to it, a lower pressure area will be created. This will flatten the trajectory of the sheets and thereby remove curl before the sheets pass the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rachel Lynn Tanchak, Erwin Ruiz, Carlos M Terrero, Roberto A Irizarry, Glenn Batchelor, Ali R Dergham
  • Publication number: 20210276082
    Abstract: A three-dimensional printing system includes a build platform comprising a build surface. The printing system also includes an enclosure system having a side portion extending entirely around the build surface, a top plate portion that abuts the side portion, and a bottom portion. The side portion, the top plate portion and the bottom portion form an enclosed space surrounding the build surface. The top plate portion is moveable so as to adjust a volume of the enclosed space. A 3D printer printhead is disposed adjacent to the enclosure system for depositing a print material onto the build surface. The printing system also includes a heating system for heating the enclosed space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas K. Herrmann, Erwin Ruiz, Ali R. Dergham, Christopher D. Atwood, Daniel R. Knopp, Derek A. Bryl, Linn C. Hoover
  • Publication number: 20210276081
    Abstract: A three-dimensional printing system, the system comprising a build platform and a printhead for depositing a conductive print material at deposition contact points of a build surface on the build platform. A heating system comprises at least one induction coil for preheating the deposition contact points of the build surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher D. Atwood, Erwin Ruiz, Douglas K. Herrmann, Ali R. Dergham, Derek A. Bryl
  • Patent number: 11112966
    Abstract: A touchscreen display having a repositionable virtual input and a method therefor are disclosed. The touchscreen display includes an electronic display displaying a virtual input. The touchscreen display maintains electric communication with a central processing unit (CPU) and a non-transitory computer readable storage medium that stores data corresponding to the touchscreen display. The virtual input is repositionable from a first display position to a second display position based on the virtual input at the first display position satisfying one or more of a number of input attempts, a number of successful input attempts, and a number of failed input attempts satisfying predetermined criteria. When one of the number of input attempts, the number of successful input attempts, and the number of failed input attempts do not satisfy the predetermined criteria, the virtual input can maintain a display position at the first display position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas K. Herrmann, Erwin Ruiz, Kirk V. Pothos
  • Patent number: 11052683
    Abstract: A single nip de-skew, lateral registration, and process direction registration device removes skew, laterally registers, and registers in the process direction substrates moving along a media transport path. The single nip de-skew, lateral registration, and process direction registration device includes a fixed roller that is longer than a rotating wheel that forms a nip with the fixed roller. The wheel has a coefficient of friction that is higher than a coefficient of friction of the roller so an actuator translating the wheel along the fixed roller laterally registers and de-skews substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Paul M. Fromm, Erwin Ruiz, Frank B. TamarezGomez, Rachel Bierasinski
  • Patent number: 11046544
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling cross curl in corners of sheets between in-line transports includes a curved baffle placed between the two transports. A thin layer of high velocity air is applied to the curved baffle only at lead edge corner regions of the sheets. The high velocity air layer, which will have a tendency to follow the curved baffle (Coanda effect), will divert corners of the sheets (Bernoulli effect) towards the curved baffle. By positioning a curved baffle between the two transports and by applying a uniform air stream to it, a lower pressure area will be created. This will flatten the corners of the sheets and ensure passage between downstream baffles and acquisition by a downstream transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Roberto A Irizarry, Glenn Batchelor, Rachel Lynn Tanchak, Ali R Dergham, Erwin Ruiz
  • Publication number: 20210187989
    Abstract: A color changing expiration indicator includes a reactive layer and a first barrier layer that covers at least a portion of the reactive layer. The color changing expiration indicator also includes a transmission layer that covers at least a portion of the first barrier layer, and a second barrier layer that covers at least a portion of the transmission layer. The color changing expiration indicator further includes a reactant layer that covers at least a portion of the second barrier layer. The reactant layer changes color responsive to a reaction that occurs between the reactant layer and the reactive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Linn C. Hoover, Erwin Ruiz, David A. VanKouwenberg, Paul M. Fromm, Jeffrey J. Bradway
  • Publication number: 20210187988
    Abstract: A method includes printing, by one or more printer heads of the printing system, a reactive layer onto print media. The method also includes printing, by the one or more printer heads, a determined number of transmission layers and a determined number of barrier layers in alternation with one another. At least a portion of the reactive layer is configured to migrate through the transmission layers. The method further includes printing, by the one or more printer heads, a reactant layer that is configured to change color responsive to a reaction that occurs between the reactant layer and the reactive layer upon migration of the reactive layer through the determined number of transmission layers. The reaction is configured to occur on a received expiration date.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Linn C. Hoover, Erwin Ruiz, David A. VanKouwenberg, Paul M. Fromm, Jeffrey J. Bradway
  • Publication number: 20210171307
    Abstract: Printing apparatuses include (among other components) a photoreceptor (that is adapted to contact and transfer marking material to a printing side of sheets of media), a transport belt adjacent the photoreceptor, a baffle, and an air outlet. The sheets of media are moved by the photoreceptor across a gap to the transport belt in a “processing direction.” The baffle is adjacent the back side of the sheets of media (the side that is opposite to the printing side of the sheets of media). The air outlet is also positioned adjacent the back side of the sheets of media, and the air outlet is adapted to direct a stream of air along the baffle and between the baffle and the back side of the sheets of media to lift the sheets of media off the photoreceptor without damaging the sheets of media or disturbing the unfused marking material thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Erwin Ruiz, Rachel L. Tanchak, Roberto A. Irizarry, Carlos M. Terrero, Glenn D. Batchelor
  • Publication number: 20210163243
    Abstract: A sheet stacking apparatus includes a frame, a round member directly or indirectly connected to the frame, and an arm directly or indirectly connected to the frame. The arm is rotatable to rotate between a first position and a second position. The arm is positioned to bias sheets toward the round member when in the first position, and the arm is positioned to bias the sheets away from the round member when in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Erwin Ruiz, Bruce A. Thompson, Derek A. Bryl, Arthur H. Kahn, Paul F. Brown, II
  • Publication number: 20210162493
    Abstract: A method of three-dimensional printing comprises heating a first portion of a build surface on a platform by impinging a laser beam on the build surface so as to provide a preheated drop contact point having a first deposition temperature. A first drop of a liquid print material is ejected from a printhead of a 3D printer so as to deposit the first drop on the preheated drop contact point at the first deposition temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas K. Herrmann, Erwin Ruiz, Thomas R. Race, Robert P. Herloski, Douglas E. Proctor, Thomas F. Wade, John C. Juhasz
  • Publication number: 20210149328
    Abstract: An apparatus for stripping light weight and ultra-light weight media from a photoreceptor that is tacked thereto by electrostatic or vacuum force includes a set of low-tip stripper fingers configured to strip the light weight and ultra-light weight media from the photoreceptor. The low-tip stripper fingers are adjustable both in the cross process and in attack angle with respect to the photoreceptor in order to change the height at which the tip of each stripper finger is in relation to the photoreceptor and thereby prevent jams due to miss-strips. Additionally, dual stripper fingers are disclosed that support inboard and outboard edges of larger media in order to reduce dog ears and jams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rachel Lynn Tanchak, Shawn R. Rowan, Erwin Ruiz, Michael L. Povio, Michael N. Soures, Arthur H. Kahn
  • Patent number: 10981742
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling curl in sheets between two transports includes a curved baffle placed between the two transports. A thin layer of high velocity air is applied to the curved baffle. The high velocity air layer, which will have a tendency to follow the curved baffle (Coanda effect), will divert sheets (Bernoulli effect) towards the curved baffle. By positioning the curved baffle between the two transports and by applying a uniform air stream to it, a lower pressure area will be created. This will flatten the trajectory of the sheets and ensure acquisition by the downstream transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Carlos M Terrero, Rachel Lynn Tanchak, Roberto A Irizarry, Erwin Ruiz, Ali R Dergham
  • Patent number: 10946682
    Abstract: A printer system includes a memory, a processor, and one or more printer heads. The processor determines a number of transmission layers and a number of barrier layers to use in a color changing expiration indicator based at least in part on a time period between a print date of the indicator and a received expiration date. The printer heads print a reactive layer onto print media, where at least a portion of the reactive layer is configured to migrate through the transmission layers. The printer heads also print the determined number of transmission layers and the determined number of barrier layers in alternation. The printer heads print a reactant layer that is configured to change color responsive to a reaction between the reactant layer and the reactive layer upon migration of the reactive layer through the transmission layers. The reaction is configured to occur on the received expiration date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Linn C. Hoover, Erwin Ruiz, David A. VanKouwenberg, Paul M. Fromm, Jeffrey J. Bradway
  • Publication number: 20210070578
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed. For example, the apparatus includes a paper feed to feed print media a single sheet at a time, a plurality of rotating discs, wherein each one of the plurality of rotating discs comprises an elastomer ring to secure a leading edge of the single sheet against a registration wall and initiate a flipping process, a curved baffle positioned above the plurality of rotating discs and the single sheet, an air duct located above the plurality of rotating discs and the single sheet to force an air flow towards the curved baffle, wherein the air flow follows a shape of the curved baffle to create a low pressure zone above the single sheet to keep a trailing edge of the single sheet levitated during completion of the flipping process, and a movable platform to hold a stack of the print media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Erwin Ruiz, Carlos M. Terrero, Roberto A. Irizarry, Glenn David Batchelor, Rachel Lynn Tanchak
  • Publication number: 20210019044
    Abstract: A touchscreen display having a repositionable virtual input and a method therefor are disclosed. The touchscreen display includes an electronic display displaying a virtual input. The touchscreen display maintains electric communication with a central processing unit (CPU) and a non-transitory computer readable storage medium that stores data corresponding to the touchscreen display. The virtual input is repositionable from a first display position to a second display position based on the virtual input at the first display position satisfying one or more of a number of input attempts, a number of successful input attempts, and a number of failed input attempts satisfying predetermined criteria. When one of the number of input attempts, the number of successful input attempts, and the number of failed input attempts do not satisfy the predetermined criteria, the virtual input can maintain a display position at the first display position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Douglas K. HERRMANN, Erwin RUIZ, Kirk V. POTHOS
  • Publication number: 20200409617
    Abstract: A system of configuring a decurler subsystem of a print device includes an electronic device, and a computer-readable storage medium having one or more programming instructions that, when executed, cause the electronic device to receive from a print device via a communication network, one or more job parameters associated with a print job that is to be processed by a print device, access a historical print job data store comprising one or more historical job parameters associated with one or more historical print jobs processed by the print device or one or more other print devices that are in communication with the electronic device, compare at least a portion of the received job parameters to at least a portion of the historical job parameters to identify one or more recommended job parameters for the print job, and determine an updated decurler transfer function based on the recommended job parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Erwin Ruiz, Rachel Lynn Tanchak, Roberto Irizarry, Carlos M. Terrero
  • Patent number: 10860263
    Abstract: A system of configuring a decurler subsystem of a print device includes an electronic device, and a computer-readable storage medium having one or more programming instructions that, when executed, cause the electronic device to receive from a print device via a communication network, one or more job parameters associated with a print job that is to be processed by a print device, access a historical print job data store comprising one or more historical job parameters associated with one or more historical print jobs processed by the print device or one or more other print devices that are in communication with the electronic device, compare at least a portion of the received job parameters to at least a portion of the historical job parameters to identify one or more recommended job parameters for the print job, and determine an updated decurler transfer function based on the recommended job parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Erwin Ruiz, Rachel Lynn Tanchak, Roberto Irizarry, Carlos M. Terrero
  • Publication number: 20200339374
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling curl in sheets between two transports includes a curved baffle placed between the two transports. A thin layer of high velocity air is applied to the curved baffle. The high velocity air layer, which will have a tendency to follow the curved baffle (Coanda effect), will divert sheets (Bernoulli effect) towards the curved baffle. By positioning the curved baffle between the two transports and by applying a uniform air stream to it, a lower pressure area will be created. This will flatten the trajectory of the sheets and ensure acquisition by the downstream transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Carlos M. Terrero, Rachel Lynn Tanchak, Roberto A. Irizarry, Erwin Ruiz, Ali R. Dergham, Glenn Batchelor