Patents by Inventor Ian M. Miller

Ian M. Miller 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: 10931848
    Abstract: A printed document client receives a first print stream for a soft copy document, determines whether one or more conditions for adding a graphical symbol to the printed document are satisfied, and when the one or more conditions for adding the graphical symbol to the printed document are satisfied, adds the graphical symbol to the first print stream to generate a second print stream that includes the graphical symbol, and outputs the second print stream to a printer so the graphical symbol is printed on the printed document corresponding to the soft copy document. The printed document can be a hard copy document or a soft copy document generated from the second print stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: DocSolid LLC
    Inventors: Steven W. Irons, David R. Guilbault, Eric R. Lynn, Dale Shoup, Anthony Argenziano, Simon Okunev, Ian M. Miller
  • Publication number: 20200204701
    Abstract: A printed document client receives a first print stream for a soft copy document, determines whether one or more conditions for adding a graphical symbol to the printed document are satisfied, and when the one or more conditions for adding the graphical symbol to the printed document are satisfied, adds the graphical symbol to the first print stream to generate a second print stream that includes the graphical symbol, and outputs the second print stream to a printer so the graphical symbol is printed on the printed document corresponding to the soft copy document. The printed document can be a hard copy document or a soft copy document generated from the second print stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Steven W. Irons, David R. Guilbault, Eric R. Lynn, Dale Shoup, Anthony Argenziano, Simon Okunev, Ian M. Miller
  • Patent number: 10623601
    Abstract: A printed document manager manages printed documents and is separate from Document Management Systems (DMSs) that manage electronic soft copy documents. One or more DMSs are registered with a postmark server. A client computing device executes a postmark client, detects a print event for a specified document, and queries a postmark server to determine whether the print event for the specified document should include a graphical postmark. In response, the postmark server queries one or more of the registered DMSs to determine whether the specified document matches a document in any of the repositories of the registered DMS(s). When the specified document to be printed matches a document in a registered DMS, the postmark server authorizes the postmark client to add the graphical postmark in a print stream corresponding to the print event for the specified document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: DocSolid LLC
    Inventors: Steven W. Irons, David R. Guilbault, Eric R. Lynn, Dale Shoup, Anthony Argenziano, Simon Okunev, Ian M. Miller
  • Patent number: 10621239
    Abstract: A printed document manager manages printed documents and is separate from Document Management Systems (DMSs) that manage electronic soft copy documents. One or more DMSs are registered with a postmark server. A client computing device executes a postmark client, detects a print event for a specified document, and queries a postmark server to determine whether the print event for the specified document should include a graphical postmark. In response, the postmark server queries one or more of the registered DMSs to determine whether the specified document matches a document in any of the repositories of the registered DMS(s). When the specified document to be printed matches a document in a registered DMS, the postmark server authorizes the postmark client to add the graphical postmark in a print stream corresponding to the print event for the specified document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: DocSolid LLC
    Inventors: Steven W. Irons, David R. Guilbault, Eric R. Lynn, Dale Shoup, Anthony Argenziano, Simon Okunev, Ian M. Miller
  • Patent number: 10264159
    Abstract: A printed document manager manages printed documents and is separate from a Document Management System (DMS) that manages electronic soft copy documents also known as source documents. Documents in a DMS repository are registered in a postmark registry by a registration agent. When a document that is registered in the postmark registry is printed, a graphical symbol referred to as a “postmark” is generated and inserted into the print stream so the postmark is printed on the hard copy of the document. The printed document is logged in a printed document store along with metadata associated with the printed document. The postmark on the printed document can be used for one or more purposes, such as to determine whether the printed document can be shredded after use and to determine whether the printed document is current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: DocSolid LLC
    Inventors: Steven W. Irons, David R. Guilbault, Eric R. Lynn, Dale Shoup, Simon Okunev, Ian M. Miller
  • Publication number: 20190045077
    Abstract: A printed document manager manages printed documents and is separate from Document Management Systems (DMSs) that manage electronic soft copy documents. One or more DMSs are registered with a postmark server. A client computing device executes a postmark client, detects a print event for a specified document, and queries a postmark server to determine whether the print event for the specified document should include a graphical postmark. In response, the postmark server queries one or more of the registered DMSs to determine whether the specified document matches a document in any of the repositories of the registered DMS(s). When the specified document to be printed matches a document in a registered DMS, the postmark server authorizes the postmark client to add the graphical postmark in a print stream corresponding to the print event for the specified document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Steven W. Irons, David R. Guilbault, Eric R. Lynn, Dale Shoup, Anthony Argenziano, Simon Okunev, Ian M. Miller
  • Publication number: 20180329903
    Abstract: A printed document manager manages printed documents and is separate from Document Management Systems (DMSs) that manage electronic soft copy documents. One or more DMSs are registered with a postmark server. A client computing device executes a postmark client, detects a print event for a specified document, and queries a postmark server to determine whether the print event for the specified document should include a graphical postmark. In response, the postmark server queries one or more of the registered DMSs to determine whether the specified document matches a document in any of the repositories of the registered DMS(s). When the specified document to be printed matches a document in a registered DMS, the postmark server authorizes the postmark client to add the graphical postmark in a print stream corresponding to the print event for the specified document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Steven W. Irons, David R. Guilbault, Eric R. Lynn, Dale Shoup, Anthony Argenziano, Simon Okunev, Ian M. Miller
  • Patent number: 10110771
    Abstract: A printed document manager manages printed documents associated with respective electronic documents. When a document is printed, a graphical symbol referred to as a “postmark” is generated and inserted into the print stream so the postmark is printed on the hard copy of the document. The printed document is logged in a printed document store along with metadata associated with the printed document. The postmark on the printed document can be used for one or more purposes, such as to determine whether the printed document is current, to locate the corresponding print image in the printed document store, to locate the corresponding electronic document in the document management system, to automatically file a hand-notated version of the printed document, and to determine whether the printed document can be shredded after use. The printed document manager thus provides a way to effectively manage printed documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: DocSolid LLC
    Inventors: Steven W. Irons, David R. Guilbault, Eric R. Lynn, Simon Okunev, Ian M. Miller
  • Publication number: 20170264777
    Abstract: A printed document manager manages printed documents and is separate from a Document Management System (DMS) that manages electronic soft copy documents also known as source documents. Documents in a DMS repository are registered in a postmark registry by a registration agent. When a document that is registered in the postmark registry is printed, a graphical symbol referred to as a “postmark” is generated and inserted into the print stream so the postmark is printed on the hard copy of the document. The printed document is logged in a printed document store along with metadata associated with the printed document. The postmark on the printed document can be used for one or more purposes, such as to determine whether the printed document can be shredded after use and to determine whether the printed document is current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Steven W. Irons, David R. Guilbault, Eric R. Lynn, Dale Shoup, Simon Okunev, Ian M. Miller
  • Publication number: 20160360062
    Abstract: A printed document manager manages printed documents associated with respective electronic documents. When a document is printed, a graphical symbol referred to as a “postmark” is generated and inserted into the print stream so the postmark is printed on the hard copy of the document. The printed document is logged in a printed document store along with metadata associated with the printed document. The postmark on the printed document can be used for one or more purposes, such as to determine whether the printed document is current, to locate the corresponding print image in the printed document store, to locate the corresponding electronic document in the document management system, to automatically file a hand-notated version of the printed document, and to determine whether the printed document can be shredded after use. The printed document manager thus provides a way to effectively manage printed documents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Steven W. Irons, David R. Guilbault, Eric R. Lynn, Simon Okunev, Ian M. Miller