Patents by Inventor Frank B. Tamarez Gomez

Frank B. Tamarez Gomez 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: 20220379643
    Abstract: An aqueous inkjet printer also ejects drops of UV material on an aqueous ink image and exposes the aqueous ink image and the UV material to UV radiation before passing the aqueous ink image and UV material through a thermal dryer. The exposure to UV radiation pins the UV material to the aqueous ink image and underlying substrate and the thermal dryer fixes the aqueous ink image to the substrate while releasing free radicals from the UV material. Thus, the printer produces textured prints that do not have free radicals that can irritate skin or produce noxious odors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Joseph F. Casey, Christopher D. Atwood, Joseph M. Ferrara, JR., Frank B. Tamarez Gomez, Jacob McCarthy
  • Publication number: 20220314664
    Abstract: A printing system comprises printheads to eject ink to a deposition region. Print media are held by vacuum suction against a movable support surface, which moves over a vacuum platen. The vacuum platen comprises platen holes through which the vacuum suction is communicated. An airflow control system comprises airflow zones, each comprising a group of the platen holes, a duct, and a valve, the duct and the valve being arranged to selectively control vacuum suction through the group of the platen holes. For each of the printheads, at least one of the airflow zones is located under the respective printhead. Thus, airflow through platen holes under the printheads can be selectively controlled by selectively controlling the vacuum suction in the airflow zones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan B. HUNTER, Jeffery John BRADWAY, Joseph M. FERRARA, JR., Frank Berkelys TAMAREZ GOMEZ
  • Publication number: 20220308516
    Abstract: A sheet processing system for automated sheet adjustment includes a sensor system which captures at least a first image of a sheet of print media as the sheet is conveyed on a main transport path between a print media supply module and a marking device of an image rendering module. A control module computes a lateral error for the sheet, based on the captured at least first image, and computes an adjustment based on the computed lateral error. A sheet transport path adjustment mechanism translates a first portion of the main transport path relative to a second portion of the main transport path, based on the computed adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jacob R. McCarthy, Joseph M. Ferrara, JR., Joseph Fredrick Casey, Christopher Douglas Atwood, Frank B. Tamarez Gomez
  • Patent number: 11397549
    Abstract: An image processing system and method provide for receiving a current print job comprising a set of digital page images to be printed on print media sheets, identifying, for each page image, a set of input parameters, the set of input parameters including one or more of a print media sheet weight, a print media sheet size, a print media sheet thickness, a print media sheet porosity, a print media sheet coating, a print media sheet color, and an area coverage. The method further includes generating an adjustment for each page image, based on the set of input parameters and based on stored magnification errors generated for prior printed pages of print jobs, the adjustment being predicted to reduce at least one magnification error when the page image of the current print job is rendered on print media to form a printed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Frank B. Tamarez Gomez, Christopher Douglas Atwood, Jacob R. McCarthy, Joseph Fredrick Casey, Joseph M. Ferrara, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10926557
    Abstract: Devices include an inkjet printhead having nozzles and a transport item adjacent the nozzles. The transport item includes vacuum openings adapted to maintain print media on the transport item. The transport item moves the print media in a processing direction. The transport item also includes a jetting area lacking the vacuum openings. The jetting area is elongated and is oriented perpendicular to the processing direction. The nozzles are controlled to eject ink to the jetting area when the nozzles are aligned with the jetting area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew R. McLaughlin, Frank B. Tamarez Gomez, Rachel L. Tanchak, Paul M. Fromm
  • Patent number: 10919707
    Abstract: A cleaning pad can be attached onto an inner surface of a transport belt so the cleaning pad can move with the transport belt along hardware of a marking system, including support rollers and a marking platen to remove ink from the marking platen and support rollers of the rendering device as the transport belt cycles through its typical path within the rendering system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Linn Hoover, Jeffrey J. Bradway, Rachel Lynn Tanchak, Paul M. Fromm, Frank B. Tamarez Gomez
  • Patent number: 10836189
    Abstract: A movable cleaning web can be positioned and allowed to move from a supply spool, between a platen (e.g., vacuum, marking) and the inside of a belt (e.g., marking, transport), into a take-up spool. The cleaning web can move opposite the process direction of the belt. The web can reduce contamination on the platen, inside of belt and along belt rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Rachel Lynn Tanchak, Paul M Fromm, Frank B Tamarez Gomez, Linn Hoover, Jeffrey J Bradway
  • Publication number: 20200290373
    Abstract: Devices include an inkjet printhead having nozzles and a transport item adjacent the nozzles. The transport item includes vacuum openings adapted to maintain print media on the transport item. The transport item moves the print media in a processing direction. The transport item also includes a jetting area lacking the vacuum openings. The jetting area is elongated and is oriented perpendicular to the processing direction. The nozzles are controlled to eject ink to the jetting area when the nozzles are aligned with the jetting area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew R. McLaughlin, Frank B. Tamarez Gomez, Rachel L. Tanchak, Paul M. Fromm
  • Publication number: 20200277146
    Abstract: A cleaning pad can be attached onto an inner surface of a transport belt so the cleaning pad can move with the transport belt along hardware of a marking system, including support rollers and a marking platen to remove ink from the marking platen and support rollers of the rendering device as the transport belt cycles through its typical path within the rendering system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Linn Hoover, Jeffrey J. Bradway, Rachel Lynn Tanchak, Paul M. Fromm, Frank B. Tamarez Gomez
  • Publication number: 20200276847
    Abstract: A movable cleaning web can be positioned and allowed to move from a supply spool, between a platen (e.g., vacuum, marking) and the inside of a belt (e.g., marking, transport), into a take-up spool. The cleaning web can move opposite the process direction of the belt. The web can reduce contamination on the platen, inside of belt and along belt rollers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Rachel Lynn Tanchak, Paul M Fromm, Frank B Tamarez Gomez, Linn Hoover, Jeffrey J Bradway
  • Patent number: 9975345
    Abstract: A spill proof, user-friendly dispensing system that protects users from exposure to toxic fluids (e.g., Ethylene Glycol used in MICR ink) includes a bottle loading mechanism for feeding ink or other fluids to a respective supply tank of an image forming device, and a quick connect gravity feed multipurpose bottle apparatus. Ink replenishing bottles can be inserted upright into holder of the bottle loading mechanism, connected to a supply tank, and folded back out-of-the-way in a dispensing position. The bottle may be rotated from a gravity feed position to a rotated position for removal and installation while the bottle remains in the holder. The bottle when empty may be used to collect waste from the image forming device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Frank B. Tamarez Gomez, Timothy P. Foley, Mark A. Adiletta
  • Patent number: 9782973
    Abstract: Printer structures include a controller, a marking engine operatively (meaning directly or indirectly) connected to the controller, and a container connected to the marking engine. The marking engine applies marking material to print media, and the container stores that marking material. The container can include a flexible bladder storing the marking material, and an actuator structure operatively connected to the controller. The actuator structure contacts the flexible bladder and periodically moves portions of the bladder to periodically mix the marking material as controlled by the controller (based on the marking engine being idle for a previously established amount of time). Alternatively, the actuator structure contacts the container can periodically rotate the container to periodically mix the marking material as controlled by the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jason M. LeFevre, Steven M. Russel, David A. VanKouwenberg, Timothy P. Foley, Frank B. Tamarez Gomez
  • Patent number: 9649815
    Abstract: A printing system includes a housing, a track supported by the housing, and a cart which rides along the track. The printing system also includes print heads which eject material onto the cart. To prevent material from inadvertently accumulating on the track and the housing, the cart also includes a wiper configured to wipe the material from at least a portion of the housing. The printing system also includes at least one collection tray configured to direct and/or collect the material wiped from the housing. The printing system further includes a coating applied to outer surfaces of at least some of the elements of the housing, the track, and the cart to further prevent the material from inadvertently accumulating on the track and the housing. The coating can be a siloxyfluorocarbon coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher D. Atwood, Timothy P. Foley, Elizabeth M. Crossen, Annie Liu, David S. Derleth, Matthew D. Savoy, Frank B. Tamarez Gomez
  • Publication number: 20170129247
    Abstract: Printer structures include a controller, a marking engine operatively (meaning directly or indirectly) connected to the controller, and a container connected to the marking engine. The marking engine applies marking material to print media, and the container stores that marking material. The container can include a flexible bladder storing the marking material, and an actuator structure operatively connected to the controller. The actuator structure contacts the flexible bladder and periodically moves portions of the bladder to periodically mix the marking material as controlled by the controller (based on the marking engine being idle for a previously established amount of time). Alternatively, the actuator structure contacts the container can periodically rotate the container to periodically mix the marking material as controlled by the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Jason M. LeFevre, Steven M. Russel, David A. VanKouwenberg, Timothy P. Foley, Frank B. Tamarez Gomez
  • Publication number: 20170050442
    Abstract: A spill proof, user-friendly dispensing system that protects users from exposure to toxic fluids (e.g., Ethylene Glycol used in MICR ink) includes a bottle loading mechanism for feeding ink or other fluids to a respective supply tank of an image forming device, and a quick connect gravity feed multipurpose bottle apparatus. Ink replenishing bottles can be inserted upright into holder of the bottle loading mechanism, connected to a supply tank, and folded back out-of-the-way in a dispensing position. The bottle may be rotated from a gravity feed position to a rotated position for removal and installation while the bottle remains in the holder. The bottle when empty may be used to collect waste from the image forming device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Frank B. TAMAREZ GOMEZ, Timothy P. FOLEY, Mark A. ADILETTA
  • Patent number: 9527295
    Abstract: A spill proof, user-friendly dispensing system that protects users from exposure to toxic fluids (e.g., Ethylene Glycol used in MICR ink) includes a bottle loading mechanism for feeding ink or other fluids to a respective supply tank of an image forming device, and a quick connect gravity feed multipurpose bottle apparatus. Ink replenishing bottles can be inserted upright into holder of the bottle loading mechanism, connected to a supply tank, and folded back out-of-the-way in a dispensing position. The bottle may be rotated from a gravity feed position to a rotated position for removal and installation while the bottle remains in the holder. The bottle when empty may be used to collect waste from the image forming device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Frank B. Tamarez Gomez, Timothy P. Foley, Mark A. Adiletta
  • Patent number: 9505225
    Abstract: A spill proof, user-friendly dispensing system that protects users from exposure to toxic fluids (e.g., Ethylene Glycol used in MICR ink) includes a bottle loading mechanism for feeding ink or other fluids to a respective supply tank of an image forming device, and a quick connect gravity feed multipurpose bottle apparatus. Ink replenishing bottles can be inserted upright into holder of the bottle loading mechanism, connected to a supply tank, and folded back out-of-the-way in a dispensing position. The bottle may be rotated from a gravity feed position to a rotated position for removal and installation while the bottle remains in the holder. The bottle when empty may be used to collect waste from the image forming device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Frank B. Tamarez Gomez, Timothy P. Foley, Mark A. Adiletta
  • Publication number: 20160311169
    Abstract: A printing system includes a housing, a track supported by the housing, and a cart which rides along the track. The printing system also includes print heads which eject material onto the cart. To prevent material from inadvertently accumulating on the track and the housing, the cart also includes a wiper configured to wipe the material from at least a portion of the housing. The printing system also includes at least one collection tray configured to direct and/or collect the material wiped from the housing. The printing system further includes a coating applied to outer surfaces of at least some of the elements of the housing, the track, and the cart to further prevent the material from inadvertently accumulating on the track and the housing. The coating can be a siloxyfluorocarbon coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher D. Atwood, Timothy P. Foley, Elizabeth M. Crossen, Annie Liu, David S. Derleth, Matthew D. Savoy, Frank B. Tamarez Gomez
  • Publication number: 20160311172
    Abstract: A printing system for forming three-dimensional objects includes two laterally spaced rails, each of the rails have an internal cavity extending through the rail along a longitudinal axis. The printing system further includes two heating devices, one heating device is connected to the internal cavity of one of the two laterally spaced rails and the other heating device is connected to the internal cavity of the other of the two laterally spaced rails to enable each heating device to heat a surface of the rail in which the heating device is positioned. The printing system further includes a platform configured to move along the laterally spaced rails. The printing system also includes at least one of a pair of scrapers, wiper pads, and wiper blades mounted to the cart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Elizabeth M. Crossen, Timothy P. Foley, Christopher D. Atwood, Frank B. Tamarez Gomez, Matthew D. Savoy, Annie Liu, David S. Derleth
  • Patent number: 9469076
    Abstract: A printing system for forming three-dimensional objects includes two laterally spaced rails, each of the rails have an internal cavity extending through the rail along a longitudinal axis. The printing system further includes two heating devices, one heating device is connected to the internal cavity of one of the two laterally spaced rails and the other heating device is connected to the internal cavity of the other of the two laterally spaced rails to enable each heating device to heat a surface of the rail in which the heating device is positioned. The printing system further includes a platform configured to move along the laterally spaced rails. The printing system also includes at least one of a pair of scrapers, wiper pads, and wiper blades mounted to the cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Elizabeth M. Crossen, Timothy P. Foley, Christopher D. Atwood, Frank B. Tamarez Gomez, Matthew D. Savoy, Annie Liu, David S. Derleth