Patents by Inventor Gregory T. Hulan

Gregory T. Hulan 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: 7418101
    Abstract: A method of securely transferring user data from a first communication device to a second communication device includes receiving with the first device a public encryption key transmitted by the second device over a first communication medium using a first communication protocol. The user data is encrypted with the first device using the received public key. The encrypted user data is transmitted from the first device to the second device over a second communication medium using a second communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Gary M Nobel, Bradley Y. Nakano, Daniel Wee, Gregory T Hulan
  • Patent number: 7315391
    Abstract: Printing and archiving digital images. A method embodiment of the present invention includes identifying digital images, and generating and printing a scannable proof sheet having selectors that when marked indicate that one or more identified digital images are to be acted upon in a specified manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Brad Nakano, Gregory T. Hulan
  • Patent number: 7102764
    Abstract: A digital copying machine includes a function that allows a standard photo size to be selected, an original photo to be scanned and multiple copies of the photo to be printed on a sheet. The digital copying machine automatically scales the copies to the selected size and rotates the copies to use maximum printable area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Gregory T. Hulan
  • Publication number: 20040145770
    Abstract: Printing and archiving digital images. A method embodiment of the present invention includes identifying digital images, and generating and printing a scannable proof sheet having selectors that when marked indicate that one or more identified digital images are to be acted upon in a specified manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventors: Brad Nakano, Gregory T. Hulan
  • Publication number: 20040131190
    Abstract: A method of securely transferring user data from a first communication device to a second communication device includes receiving with the first device a public encryption key transmitted by the second device over a first communication medium using a first communication protocol. The user data is encrypted with the first device using the received public key. The encrypted user data is transmitted from the first device to the second device over a second communication medium using a second communication protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Inventors: Gary M. Nobel, Brad Nakano, Daniel H. Wee, Gregory T. Hulan
  • Publication number: 20040021878
    Abstract: A digital copying machine includes a function that allows a standard photo size to be selected, an original photo to be scanned and multiple copies of the photo to be printed on a sheet. The digital copying machine automatically scales the copies to the selected size and rotates the copies to use maximum printable area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2003
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Inventor: Gregory T. Hulan
  • Patent number: 6542263
    Abstract: An automatic document feeder (ADF) has a paper path that starts with an input tray, leads to an operational station such as a scanner, and then ends with a substantially vertical output tray. The ADF has a mechanism for picking off an individual media sheet from a stack of sheets in the input tray and propelling the sheet to the operational station where a function is performed on the sheet. Thereafter the ADF propels the sheet partially into the output tray, and momentarily stops or reverses the direction of travel of the media sheet before finally driving the entire sheet into the output tray. This ensures that if the topmost sheet in a stack in the output tray which is being lifted up by the sheet being driven into the output tray, the topmost sheet will be fall back down to a rest position in the output tray and will not spill out of the output tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Stephan W. Emmenegger, Gregory T. Hulan, Heinz Waschauser
  • Publication number: 20030038992
    Abstract: An automatic document feeder (ADF) has a paper path that starts with an input tray, leads to an operational station such as a scanner, and then ends with a substantially vertical output tray. The ADF has a mechanism for picking off an individual media sheet from a stack of sheets in the input tray and propelling the sheet to the operational station where a function is performed on the sheet. Thereafter the ADF propels the sheet partially into the output tray, and momentarily stops or reverses the direction of travel of the media sheet before finally driving the entire sheet into the output tray. This ensures that if the topmost sheet in a stack in the output tray which is being lifted up by the sheet being driven into the output tray, the topmost sheet will be fall back down to a rest position in the output tray and will not spill out of the output tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 1999
    Publication date: February 27, 2003
    Inventors: STEPHAN W. EMMENEGGER, GREGORY T. HULAN, HEINZ WASCHHAUSER
  • Patent number: 5987270
    Abstract: Images of certain features of the copier itself (indicia, markings, operational components) are searched for, in a defined field of view used for copying. Any such images found, because they are not covered by a document being copied, are suppressed. This avoids the objectionable appearance of machine features from copies on full-size sheets of print medium, and deposition of ink on mechanisms of the copier itself. Preferably things in the field of view are imaged, and the image is parsed for the certain features--readily done by a software or firmware module or ASIC stage, easily incorporated into already-existing software, firmware or circuitry at minor unit cost. Preferably the copier features include document-size indicia, to aid determination by the copier whether a standard-size document is being copied, and thus whether suppression is in order. The search could be for operational machine features rather than special indicia, but those features may not be ideally positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Gregory T. Hulan, Gary W. Gragg, A. Justine Worley