Patents by Inventor Frederick J. Endicott

Frederick J. Endicott 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: 20090279158
    Abstract: Microfluidic pixels are utilized to produce large format displays (billboards) that are both digitally controllable and are light weight. Each pixel includes a wall having a front (display) surface, and a microfluidic system including a reservoir disposed behind the wall, a colorant fluid, a transparent display chamber disposed in front of the wall, a conduit, and a fluid actuator. The reservoir includes a reservoir chamber including a deformable wall, and the fluid actuator includes a mechanism for selectively displacing the deformable wall such that a portion of the first colorant fluid is transferred between the first reservoir and the first display chamber through the first conduit, whereby the pixel's appearance changes between a background appearance determined by the color (e.g., white) of the front wall surface, and a “colored” appearance determined by the amount and color of the colorant fluid disposed in the display chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Eric Peeters, Scott A. Uhland, Frederick J. Endicott
  • Patent number: 6523928
    Abstract: A method for treating a substrate is disclosed in which a propellant stream is passed through a channel and directed toward a substrate. Substrate pre-marking or post-marking treatment material is controllably introduced into the propellant stream and imparted with sufficient kinetic energy thereby to be made incident upon a substrate. A multiplicity of channels for directing the propellant and treatment material allow for high throughput, high resolution in-situ treatment. Marking materials and treatment materials may be introduced into the channel and mixed therein prior to being made incident on the substrate, or mixed or superimposed on the substrate without registration. One example is a single-pass, full-color printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Peeters, Jaan Noolandi, Raj B. Apte, Philip D. Floyd, Jonathan A. Small, Gregory J. Kovacs, Meng H. Lean, Armin R. Volkel, Steven B. Bolte, An-Chang Shi, Frederick J. Endicott, Gregory B. Anderson, Dan A. Hays, Joel A. Kubby, Warren B. Jackson, Karen A. Moffat, T. Brian McAneney, Richard P. N. Veregin, Maria N. V. McDougall, Danielle C. Boils, Paul D. Szabo
  • Patent number: 6511149
    Abstract: A marking apparatus is disclosed in which a propellant stream is passed through a channel and directed toward a substrate. Marking material, such as ink, toner, etc., is controllably introduced into the propellant stream and imparted with sufficient kinetic energy thereby to be made incident upon a substrate. At sufficient velocity, and with appropriate marking material, the marking material may be kinetically fused to the substrate. A multiplicity of channels for directing the propellant and marking material allow for high throughput, high resolution marking. Multiple marking materials may be introduced into the channel and mixed therein prior to being made incident on the substrate, or mixed or superimposed on the substrate without registration. One example is a single-pass, full-color printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Peeters, Jaan Noolandi, Raj B. Apte, Philip D. Floyd, Jonathan A. Small, Gregory J. Kovacs, Meng H. Lean, Armin R. Volkel, Steven B. Bolte, An-Chang Shi, Frederick J. Endicott, Gregory B. Anderson, Dan A. Hays, Joel A. Kubby, Warren B. Jackson
  • Patent number: 6467862
    Abstract: A cartridge is disclosed for use in a marking apparatus in which a propellant stream is passed through a channel and directed toward a substrate. Marking material, such as ink, toner, etc., is controllably introduced into the propellant stream and imparted with sufficient kinetic energy thereby to be made incident upon a substrate. A multiplicity of channels for directing the propellant and marking material allow for high throughput, high resolution marking. Multiple marking materials may be introduced into the channel and mixed therein prior to being made incident on the substrate, or mixed or superimposed on the substrate without re-registration. The cartridge may be replacably attached to the marking apparatus, and may contain one or more marking materials, propellant, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Peeters, Jaan Noolandi, Raj B. Apte, Philip D. Floyd, Jonathan A. Small, Gregory J. Kovacs, Meng H. Lean, Armin R. Volkel, Steven B. Bolte, An-Chang Shi, Frederick J. Endicott, Gregory B. Anderson, Dan A. Hays, Joel A. Kubby, Warren B. Jackson
  • Patent number: 6454384
    Abstract: A method of marking is disclosed in which a propellant stream is passed through a channel and directed toward a substrate. Liquid marking material, such as ink, is controllably introduced into the propellant stream and imparted with sufficient kinetic energy thereby to be made incident upon a substrate. A multiplicity of channels for directing the propellant and marking material allow for high throughput, high resolution marking. Multiple marking materials may be introduced into the channel and mixed therein prior to being made incident on the substrate, or mixed or superimposed on the substrate without registration. One example is a single-pass, full-color printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Peeters, Jaan Noolandi, Raj B. Apte, Philip D. Floyd, Jonathan A. Small, Gregory J. Kovacs, Meng H. Lean, Armin R. Volkel, Steven B. Bolte, An-Chang Shi, Frederick J. Endicott, Gregory B. Anderson, Dan A. Hays, Joel A. Kubby, Warren B. Jackson, Andrew A. Berlin, G. A. Neville Connell
  • Publication number: 20020105568
    Abstract: A method for treating a substrate is disclosed in which a propellant stream is passed through a channel and directed toward a substrate. Substrate pre-marking or post-marking treatment material is controllably introduced into the propellant stream and imparted with sufficient kinetic energy thereby to be made incident upon a substrate. A multiplicity of channels for directing the propellant and treatment material allow for high throughput, high resolution in-situ treatment. Marking materials and treatment materials may be introduced into the channel and mixed therein prior to being made incident on the substrate, or mixed or superimposed on the substrate without re-registration. One example is a single-pass, full-color printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 1998
    Publication date: August 8, 2002
    Inventors: ERIC PEETERS, JAAN NOOLANDI, RAJ B. APTE, PHILIP D. FLOYD, JONATHAN A. SMALL, GREGORY J. KOVACS, MENG H. LEAN, ARMIN R. VOLKEL, STEVEN B. BOLTE, AN-CHANG SHI, FREDERICK J. ENDICOTT, GREGORY B. ANDERSON, DAN A. HAYS, JOEL A. KUBBY, WARREN B. JACKSON, KAREN A. MOFFAT, T. BRIAN MCANENEY, RICHARD P.N. VEREGIN, MARIA N.V. MCDOUGALL, DANIELLE C. BOILS, PAUL D. SZABO
  • Patent number: 6416159
    Abstract: In a ballistic aerosol marking device or the like, marking material flows from a material reservoir to a delivery channel via a port. The walls of the channel and or the port may be provided with a non-wetting coating to allow for control of the position of a meniscus formed in or at the port. By controlling the meniscus location, attributes of the system, such as the quantity of marking material delivered to the channel, the size of the marking material droplets delivered to the channel, the amount of foreign material (e.g., carrier liquid) delivered to the channel with the marking material, the field strength of gating electrodes, etc. may be controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Philip D. Floyd, Frederick J. Endicott, Gregory B. Anderson, Jurgen Daniel, Eric Peeters
  • Patent number: 6416157
    Abstract: A method of marking employs a marking apparatus in which a propellant stream is passed through a channel and directed toward a substrate. Marking material, such as ink, toner, etc., is controllably introduced into the propellant stream and imparted with sufficient kinetic energy thereby to be made incident upon a substrate. At sufficient velocity, and with appropriate marking material, the marking material may be kinetically fused to the substrate. A multiplicity of channels for directing the propellant and marking material allow for high throughput, high resolution marking. Multiple marking materials may be introduced into the channel and mixed therein prior to being made incident on the substrate, or mixed or superimposed on the substrate without registration. One example is single-pass, full-color printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Peeters, Jaan Noolandi, Raj B. Apte, Philip D. Floyd, Jonathan A. Small, Gregory J. Kovacs, Meng H. Lean, Armin R. Volkel, Steven B. Bolte, An-Chang Shi, Frederick J. Endicott, Gregory B. Anderson, Dan A. Hays, Joel A. Kubby, Warren B. Jackson
  • Patent number: 6340216
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating a substrate is disclosed in which a propellant stream is passed through a channel and directed toward a substrate. Substrate pre-marking or post-marking treatment material is controllably introduced into the propellant stream and imparted with sufficient kinetic energy thereby to be made incident upon a substrate. A multiplicity of channels for directing the propellant and treatment material allow for high throughput, high resolution in-situ treatment. Marking materials and treatment materials may be introduced into the channel and mixed therein prior to being made incident on the substrate, or mixed or superimposed on the substrate without registration. One example is a single-pass, full-color printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2002
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Peeters, Jaan Noolandi, Raj B. Apte, Philip D. Floyd, Jonathan A. Small, Gregory J. Kovacs, Meng H. Lean, Armin R. Volkel, Steven B. Bolte, An-Chang Shi, Frederick J. Endicott, Gregory B. Anderson, Dan A. Hays, Joel A. Kubby, Warren B. Jackson, Karen A. Moffat, T. Brian McAneney, Richard P. N. Veregin, Maria N. V. McDougall, Danielle C. Boils, Paul D. Szabo
  • Patent number: 6328436
    Abstract: In a ballistic aerosol marking device or the like, marking material flows from a material reservoir to a delivery channel via a port. Flow of marking material is facilitated by the provision of electrostatic marking material moving structures in or near the walls of the marking material reservoir. Marking material may be set into a continuous motion past the port and controllably extracted from the reservoir into the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Philip D. Floyd, David K. Biegelsen, Eric Peeters, Frederick J. Endicott, Richard P. N. Veregin, Gregory B. Anderson, Karen A. Moffat, Maria N. V. McDougall, Jaan Noolandi, Armin R. Volkel, Tuan Anh Vo, Kaiser H. Wong, Peter M. Kazmaier
  • Patent number: 6328409
    Abstract: A marking apparatus is disclosed in which a propellant stream is passed through a channel and directed toward a substrate. A liquid marking material, such as ink, is controllably introduced into the propellant stream and imparted with sufficient kinetic energy thereby to be made incident upon a substrate. A multiplicity of channels for directing the propellant and marking material allow for high throughput, high resolution marking. Multiple marking materials may be introduced into the channel and mixed therein prior to being made incident on the substrate, or mixed or superimposed on the substrate without registration. One example is a single-pass, full-color printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Peeters, Jaan Noolandi, Raj B. Apte, Philip D. Floyd, Jonathan A. Small, Gregory J. Kovacs, Meng H. Lean, Armin R. Volkel, Steven B. Bolte, An-Chang Shi, Frederick J. Endicott, Gregory B. Anderson, Dan A. Hays, Joel A. Kubby, Warren B. Jackson, Andrew A. Berlin, G. A. Neville Connell
  • Patent number: 6293659
    Abstract: A ballistic aerosol marking device includes, marking material which flows from a material reservoir to a delivery channel via a port. Flow of marking material is facilitated by the creation of a fluidized bed or aerosol of marking material in the reservoir. Gas flow together with mechanical or electromechanical assistance can be used to assist in the generation of the fluidized bed or aerosol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Philip D. Floyd, David K. Biegelsen, Eric Peeters, Frederick J. Endicott, Richard P. N. Veregin, Gregory B. Anderson, Karen A. Moffat, Maria N. V McDougall, Jaan Noolandi, Armin R. Volkel, Tuan Anh Vo, Kaiser H. Wong, Peter M. Kazmaier