Patents by Inventor John A. Bertani

John A. Bertani 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: 9436421
    Abstract: A method of increasing data flow to a printing device includes, with a first raster image processor, converting a document into a first bitmap having a first dot density and representing a black color plane of the document; with a second raster image processor, converting the document into a second bitmap at a second dot density that is a relatively lower dot density than that of the first bitmap, the second bitmap representing other color planes of the document; and transmitting data of the first and second bitmaps to a printing device for printing to a print medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Lluis Abello Rosello, Kevin G. Currans, Jon Derek Roller, Jose M. Galmes, Cesar Fernandez Espasa, John A. Bertani, Matthew Alan MacClary, Santiago Garcia-Reyero Vinas, Daniel Edgar Robin, Steven Eric Sneller
  • Publication number: 20160224296
    Abstract: A method of increasing data flow to a printing device includes, with a first raster image processor, converting a document into a first bitmap having a first dot density and representing a black color plane of the document; with a second raster image processor, converting the document into a second bitmap at a second dot density that is a relatively lower dot density than that of the first bitmap, the second bitmap representing other color planes of the document; and transmitting data of the first and second bitmaps to a printing device for printing to a print medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Lluis Abello Rosello, Kevin G. Currans, Jon Derek Roller, Jose M. Galmes, Cesar Fernandez Espasa, John A. Bertani, Matthew Alan MacClary, Santiago Garcia-Reyero Vinas, Daniel Edgar Robin, Steven Eric Sneller
  • Patent number: 9329826
    Abstract: A method of increasing data flow to a printing device includes, with a first raster image processor, converting a document into a first bitmap having a first dot density and representing a black color plane of the document; with a second raster image processor, converting the document into a second bitmap at a second dot density that is a relatively lower dot density than that of the first bitmap, the second bitmap representing other color planes of the document; and transmitting data of the first and second bitmaps to a printing device for printing to a print medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Lluis Abello Rosello, Kevin G. Currans, Jon Derek Roller, Jose M. Galmes, Cesar Fernandez Espasa, John A. Bertani, Matthew Alan MacClary, Santiago Garcia-Reyero Vinas, Daniel Edgard Robin, Steven Eric Sneller
  • Patent number: 8934135
    Abstract: A technique includes in a machine, processing data indicative of a document to be printed by a printer and which may contain magnetic ink character recognition (MICR) characters to determine whether the data indicates any MICR characters. The technique includes comparing a result of the determination to an intent indicated by a job ticket associated with the document; and controlling the printing of the document by the printer, including selectively performing corrective action in response to the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin G Currans, Jose M Galmes, Jon Derek Roller, John A Bertani, Steve Brown, Stephen L Albright
  • Publication number: 20140111818
    Abstract: A method of increasing data flow to a printing device includes, with a first raster image processor, converting a document into a first bitmap having a first dot density and representing a black color plane of the document; with a second raster image processor, converting the document into a second bitmap at a second dot density that is a relatively lower dot density than that of the first bitmap, the second bitmap representing other color planes of the document; and transmitting data of the first and second bitmaps to a printing device for printing to a print medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Lluis Abello Rosello, Kevin G. Currans, Jon Derek Roller, Jose M. Galmes, Cesar Fernandez Espasa, John A. Bertani, Matthew Alan MacClary, Santiago Garcia-Reyero Vinas, Daniel Edgard Robin, Steven Eric Sneller
  • Publication number: 20120313778
    Abstract: A technique includes in a machine, processing data indicative of a document to be printed by a printer and which may contain magnetic ink character recognition (MICR) characters to determine whether the data indicates any MICR characters. The technique includes comparing a result of the determination to an intent indicated by a job ticket associated with the document; and controlling the printing of the document by the printer, including selectively performing corrective action in response to the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Kevin G. Currans, Jose M. Galmes, Jon Derek Roller, John A. Bertani, Steve Brown, Stephen L. Albrigt
  • Patent number: 7093019
    Abstract: An automated login process is provided for a user connecting to a first server of multiple servers that are connected via a computer network. The server receives a connection to the user via a client data terminal, receives an identifier associated with a second server of the multiple servers, and authenticates the user based on the identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: John A. Bertani, John M. Kerr
  • Patent number: 7025346
    Abstract: A system for determining the amount of media available to a printing device is presented. The system comprises a sensor and a disc containing one or more visual cues perceptible to the sensor. The disc is rotated by a coupled lifting member to lift a media handling tray to present any media stored thereon to a receiving printing device. The sensor generates a signal based, at least in part, on the visual cues provided from the rotated disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin G. Currans, John A. Bertani, John M. Kerr, Jon A. Brewster
  • Publication number: 20050049967
    Abstract: A consumable article includes a consumable item and a memory device. The memory device is organized to represent currency. Use of the consumable item causes the memory device to be reorganized. The consumable article is used in an apparatus that has a control circuit that can update the memory device to modify the amount of currency when the apparatus consumes the consumable item. The apparatus optionally includes a network interface coupled to the control circuit that interfaces to a clearinghouse for reconciling the amount of currency and use of the consumable item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2004
    Publication date: March 3, 2005
    Inventors: Kevin Currans, Henry Sang, John Bertani
  • Patent number: 6820064
    Abstract: A consumable article includes a consumable item and a memory device. The memory device is organized to represent currency. Use of the consumable item causes the memory device to be reorganized. The consumable article is used in an apparatus that has a control circuit that can update the memory device to modify the amount of currency when the apparatus consumes the consumable item. The apparatus optionally includes a network interface coupled to the control circuit that interfaces to a clearinghouse for reconciling the amount of currency and use of the consumable item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin G. Currans, Henry W. Sang, Jr., John A. Bertani
  • Patent number: 6731393
    Abstract: A system and related methods for automatically identifying media type in a printing device media tray is presented. The system comprises a controller, and an optical sensor, communicatively coupled to the controller, wherein the sensor is positioned to locate and identify a code containing media type information from a next available piece of print media, and to generate a signal to the controller based, at least in part, on the identified code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin G. Currans, John A. Bertani, John M. Kerr, Jon A. Brewster
  • Publication number: 20040083185
    Abstract: A consumable article includes a consumable item and a memory device. The memory device is organized to represent currency. Use of the consumable item causes the memory device to be reorganized. The consumable article is used in an apparatus that has a control circuit that can update the memory device to modify the amount of currency when the apparatus consumes the consumable item. The apparatus optionally includes a network interface coupled to the control circuit that interfaces to a clearinghouse for reconciling the amount of currency and use of the consumable item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Inventors: Kevin G. Currans, Henry W. Sang, John A. Bertani
  • Patent number: 6727930
    Abstract: A personal digital assistant can display large amounts of information as well as advertising by scrolling information and advertising in a ticker-tape format scrolled or rotated across a limited portion of the screen. Soft keys or other input mechanisms can be used to toggle the solicitation and display of additional advertising information if necessary. Large amounts of information, or local information of interest to a PDA user can be sent in real time or hot linked into the PDA for consumption by the PDA user at a later time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin G. Currans, John A. Bertani
  • Publication number: 20030028618
    Abstract: Content for publication is obtained. Publishable content is stored within at least one content server. Each item of the publishable content includes specific criteria pertaining to publication of the item. A publishing system generates a request for publishing content. The request for publishing content includes requested criteria for the requested publishing content. The publishing system the requested publishing content to a service location system. The service location system uses the requested criteria for the requested publishing content to obtain first publishing content that satisfies the requested criteria from the at least one content server. The service location system returns the first publishing content to the publishing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2001
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Inventors: Kevin G. Currans, John A. Bertani
  • Publication number: 20020171691
    Abstract: A personal digital assistant can display large amounts of information as well as advertising by scrolling information and advertising in a ticker-tape format scrolled or rotated across a limited portion of the screen. Soft keys or other input mechanisms can be used to toggle the solicitation and display of additional advertising information if necessary. Large amounts of information, or local information of interest to a PDA user can be sent in real time or hot linked into the PDA for consumption by the PDA user at a later time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Inventors: Kevin G. Currans, John A. Bertani
  • Publication number: 20020174076
    Abstract: A method of multiple cost analysis for multiple, different items, comprising: (a) processing a request from a user for multiple, different items; (b) identifying vendors that offer the multiple, different items; (c) identifying the purchase prices of each item from each vendor; (d) identifying shipping and handling costs of all items from each vendor and all items from all combinations of vendors; (e) calculating the total cost of all items from each vendor and all items from all combinations of vendors; (f) identifying the most cost effective purchase of all items; and (g) transmitting to a user the most cost effective purchase of the items. The invention further includes a search engine, service, program and/or server to provide the foregoing multiple cost analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Inventor: John A. Bertani