Patents by Inventor John J. Meyers

John J. Meyers 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: 11059289
    Abstract: A directionality detector is configured for use in an inkjet printer to attenuate the effects of ink drying in the nozzles of a printhead during printing operations. The directionality detector includes an optical sensor that generates image data of a test pattern formed on media by the printer, a diffuser that emits humidified air toward the media before the media is printed, and a controller operatively connected to the optical sensor and diffuser. The controller is configured compare the image data of the test pattern to stored image data of the test pattern printed at a previous time and determine whether any difference between the two images is greater than a predetermined threshold. The controller then operates the diffuser to direct humidified air toward the media passing the diffuser using the differences between the stored image data of the test pattern and the image data of the test pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Seemit Praharaj, Douglas K. Herrmann, Paul J. McConville, Jason M. LeFevre, Chu-heng Liu, David A. VanKouwenberg, Michael J. Levy, Linn C. Hoover, Thomas J. Wyble, John P. Meyers
  • Patent number: 10627193
    Abstract: Armor for lightweight ballistic protection is made up of composite tiles which can be assembled into modules. The modules can be assembled into panels and can be mounted on vehicles and aircraft and on the walls of shelters. The tiles have core layer(s) of non-homogeneous materials provided by particles of grit distributed in a plastic, preferably rigid polymeric matrix, and which are faced by a layer of high modulus stiff material such as ceramic. The tiles are preferrably backed by elastomeric material and may have sheets of composite material between the elastomeric layer and the non-homogenous core layer. The tiles may be stacked, forming modules and the modules assembled in rows to form panels. An incoming object causes the facing layer to distribute the impact force over a large area of the non-homogeneous grit/polymeric core layer which fractures and absorbs the impact and shock waves, both the compressive direct wave and the tensile wave reflected from the back interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: John J. Meyers, Cornelius J. Gearin, William I. Elrod, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10062043
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamically coordinating a plurality of tasks are provided. Such tasks include a priority rank and at least one of a target date, a classification, an associated application, an associated action, and an associated priority rank adjustment parameter. A particular task can be processed relative to other tasks to generate a first scheduling scheme that defines a prioritized arrangement of the tasks. Based on the priority rank adjustment parameter(s), further scheduling schemes can be generated in lieu of the first scheduling scheme, thereby accounting for the respective priority rank adjustment parameters by influencing the arrangement of the tasks relative to one another. Additionally, based on a status notification, the tasks can be processed to generate a scheduling scheme that accounts for the status notification by influencing the arrangement of the first task and the stored tasks relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: MOSAICAPP INC.
    Inventor: John J. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20150073849
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamically coordinating a plurality of tasks are provided. Such tasks include a priority rank and at least one of a target date, a classification, an associated application, an associated action, and an associated priority rank adjustment parameter. A particular task can be processed relative to other tasks to generate a first scheduling scheme that defines a prioritized arrangement of the tasks. Based on the priority rank adjustment parameter(s), further scheduling schemes can be generated in lieu of the first scheduling scheme, thereby accounting for the respective priority rank adjustment parameters by influencing the arrangement of the tasks relative to one another. Additionally, based on a status notification, the tasks can be processed to generate a scheduling scheme that accounts for the status notification by influencing the arrangement of the first task and the stored tasks relative to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: John J. Meyer
  • Patent number: 8893140
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamically coordinating a plurality of tasks are provided. Such tasks include a priority rank and at least one of a target date, a classification, an associated application, an associated action, and an associated priority rank adjustment parameter. A particular task can be processed relative to other tasks to generate a first scheduling scheme that defines a prioritized arrangement of the tasks. Based on the priority rank adjustment parameter(s), further scheduling schemes can be generated in lieu of the first scheduling scheme, thereby accounting for the respective priority rank adjustment parameters by influencing the arrangement of the tasks relative to one another. Additionally, based on a status notification, the tasks can be processed to generate a scheduling scheme that accounts for the status notification by influencing the arrangement of the first task and the stored tasks relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Life Coded, LLC
    Inventor: John J. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20130191836
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamically coordinating a plurality of tasks are provided. Such tasks include a priority rank and at least one of a target date, a classification, an associated application, an associated action, and an associated priority rank adjustment parameter. A particular task can be processed relative to other tasks to generate a first scheduling scheme that defines a prioritized arrangement of the tasks. Based on the priority rank adjustment parameter(s), further scheduling schemes can be generated in lieu of the first scheduling scheme, thereby accounting for the respective priority rank adjustment parameters by influencing the arrangement of the tasks relative to one another. Additionally, based on a status notification, the tasks can be processed to generate a scheduling scheme that accounts for the status notification by influencing the arrangement of the first task and the stored tasks relative to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventor: John J. Meyer
  • Patent number: 7297720
    Abstract: Composite mixture materials made of recycled plastic, glass and rubber, and optionally, sand, gravel, coal combustion by-product and metal, and containing no petroleum distillates (unless a fire retardant or recycled asphalt pavement is used) are disclosed. Methods of using the composite mixture materials include making expansion joints in pavement, filling manhole cover recesses, filling potholes in pavement, making new pavements, and making panels, walls, blocks, impact protection walls, and other such structures. Methods of making the composite mixture materials include heating the components of the material in an inert gas environmentally friendly manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Ace Tire & Parts, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Meyers, III, John H. Swartz, Nathaniel G. Kurczewski, Matthew J. Kurczewski
  • Patent number: 6984670
    Abstract: Composite mixture materials made of recycled plastic, glass and rubber, and optionally, sand, gravel, coal combustion by-product and metal, and containing no petroleum distillates (unless a fire retardant or recycled asphalt pavement is used) are disclosed. Methods of using the composite mixture materials include making expansion joints in pavement, filling manhole cover recesses, filling potholes in pavement, making new pavements, and making panels, walls, blocks, impact protection walls, and other such structures. Methods of making the composite mixture materials include heating the components of the material in an inert gas environmentally friendly manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: Ace Tire & Parts, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Meyers, III, John H. Swartz, Nathaniel G. Kurczewski, Matthew J. Kurczewski
  • Patent number: 6862892
    Abstract: A heat pump and air conditioning system for a vehicle that has at least one coolant loop selectively connecting an engine cooling system with a heater core, a first coolant/refrigerant heat exchanger, and/or a second coolant/refrigerant heat exchanger, in order to warm a passenger compartment of the vehicle. The system also includes a refrigerant loop that includes a first expansion device between a condenser and evaporator, and a second expansion device between the first coolant/refrigerant heat exchanger and the second coolant/refrigerant heat exchanger. The refrigerant loop provides for cooling of the passenger compartment of the vehicle, as well as operating as a heat pump, together with the at least one coolant loop, to provide heat to the vehicle passenger compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Meyer, Chao A. Zhang, Zhaoli G. Yang, Evangelos Papoulis
  • Patent number: 6745829
    Abstract: This invention provides an auxiliary heating and cooling circuit for an automobile interior compartment. The auxiliary circuit uses a circulated liquid heat transfer fluid such as the same liquid used for the vehicle engine system. In a cooling mode, the liquid is circulated through a heat exchanger within the vehicles air-conditioning circuit. The cooled fluid flows to an auxiliary heat exchanger where cooled air is made available. In a heating mode, the auxiliary system is connected directly with the engines cooling system where the hot engine coolant flows through the auxiliary heat exchanger for interior compartment heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Mehraban, John J. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20030098148
    Abstract: This invention provides an auxiliary heating and cooling circuit for an automobile interior compartment. The auxiliary circuit uses a circulated liquid heat transfer fluid such as the same liquid used for the vehicle engine system. In a cooling mode, the liquid is circulated through a heat exchanger within the vehicles air-conditioning circuit. The cooled fluid flows to an auxiliary heat exchanger where cooled air is made available. In a heating mode, the auxiliary system is connected directly with the engines cooling system where the hot engine coolant flows through the auxiliary heat exchanger for interior compartment heating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2001
    Publication date: May 29, 2003
    Inventors: Henry Mehraban, John J. Meyer
  • Patent number: 6463674
    Abstract: A dryer uses a two-phase drying system having a brief water condensation interval, followed by impinging parallel laminar recirculating hot air jets which impinge on wet ink to increase the copy rate of inkjet printing and to increase the quality of the printed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: John J. Meyers, Roger G. Leighton, Dawn M. Api, Gerald A. Domoto, Elias Panides, Narayan V. Deshpande, Andrew W. Hays, S. Warren Lohr, Thomas N. Taylor
  • Patent number: 6415614
    Abstract: A carbon dioxide/cofluid mixture is provided for use in a refrigeration cycle in which the carbon dioxide is alternately absorbed and desorbed from the cofluid. The mixture includes from 50% to 95% cofluid and from 5% to 50% carbon dioxide. The cofluid is selected so that the mixture falls within region A of the plot of pvap versus &Dgr;hsoln shown in FIG. 3. The &Dgr;hsoln of the mixture is the differential heat of solution of the carbon dioxide in the cofluid at 5 wt % and 0° C. The pvap of the mixture is the vapor pressure of the carbon dioxide over the solution at 20 wt % and 40° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignees: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc., Ford Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Greenfield, John J. Meyer, George Mozurkewich, Jr., William F. Schneider, Leonard I. Stiel
  • Patent number: 6329079
    Abstract: A tube for a cracker unit in which ethylene is produced withstands, without oxidizing or losing its strength, the elevated temperatures required to effect cracking, yet retards coking. The tube has a shell formed from stainless steel or high nickel alloy and a liner formed from an iron-aluminum alloy. The liner retards the deposit of carbon and its build up known as coking. To form the tube, a high alloy ingot is bored to provide a bore that extends through its center. Then a weld overlay is applied to surface of the bore, with the overlay being derived from a weld metal containing at least 16% aluminum and the balance essentially iron. Thereafter, the ingot is heated to its hot working temperature and extruded through sets of opposed rollers, with the direction of advance being in the direction of the bore. The extruding transforms the ingot into a lined tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Assignee: Nooter Corporation
    Inventor: John J. Meyer
  • Patent number: 5798825
    Abstract: An air-bearing imaging platen (20) for supporting imaging medium (40). The imaging platen (20) is comprised of an array of disks (62). Each disk has an air exit hole (64) in an approximate center of the disk (62) and a pneumatic system provides air to each disk. Air exits the hole (64) and flows in a radial direction across a surface (69) of the disk (64) creating a negative pressure in the area between the hole (64) and an edge (68) of the disk (62). The negative pressure holds the imaging medium (40) close to the hole (64), and the air flow provides a cushion which supports the imaging medium (40), thus insuring frictionless support while holding the image medium (40) in a curved shape. The air flow exits at the edge (68) of each disk. In various embodiments the contour of the surface (69) of the disk (62) may have various cross sectional shapes such as flat, conical, or spherical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1998
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Douglass L. Blanding, John J. Meyers
  • Patent number: 5715611
    Abstract: Humidity control apparatus for articles being stored, comprising: a) a chamber within which the articles are to be contained, b) a conveyor passing by a portion of, and exposed to, the contents of the chamber, c) a drive mechanism for driving the conveyor past the portion of the chamber, d) a desiccant on the conveyor, e) a humidistat positioned to measure the water vapor content within the chamber, and f) a control mechanism operatively connecting the humidistat and the drive mechanism for advancing fresh desiccant past the chamber when the water vapor content of the chamber is too high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Merrit Nyles Jacobs, Roger G. Leighton, John J. Meyers
  • Patent number: 5223903
    Abstract: A receiving sheet having a loose toner image on a surface of the sheet is transported from an image member to a fuser by continuing movement of the image member. To prevent disruption of the loose toner image and to accommodate any difference in speeds of the image member and the fuser, air is directed on the image side of the receiving sheet to force the receiving sheet against a curved guide positioned behind the receiving sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1993
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Steven M. Russel, Dennis J. Grabb, Mark C. Zaretsky, John J. Meyers
  • Patent number: 5221200
    Abstract: In a reproduction machine wherein thermoplastic marking particles are permanently fixed to a receiver member by application of heat in a fusing assembly as the receiver member is transported along a travel path, an improved device for cooling the receiver member. The improved cooling device comprises a thermally conductive guide plate located in juxtaposition with the receiver member travel path downstream, in the direction of receiver member travel, of the fusing assembly. A plurality of heat transfer fins extend from the guide plate on the opposite side thereof from the travel path. The heat transfer fins are oriented in a direction parallel to the direction of travel of a receiver member along the travel path. Cooling air is directed over the heat transfer fins to dissipate heat from a receiver member moving along the travel path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1993
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Tomas Roztocil, John J. Meyers
  • Patent number: 4943001
    Abstract: A tube-type heat exchanger has two tubesheets, each provided with a multitude of bores, and tubes which extend between the tubesheets at their bores, their hollow interiors opening into the bores. Each tube at its ends is joined to the tubesheets along fillet welds which, being free from crevices, eliminate the build up of deposits and corrosion which commonly develop in the crevices of heat exchangers. To assemble the heat exchanger, each tube is passed through a bore in one of the tubesheets and advanced toward the other tubesheet, its leading end being inserted into a socket at the end of a bore in the other tubesheet. Then the leading end of the tube is welded to the tubesheet at which it is located. This leaves the trailing end of the tube in the bore of the tubesheet through which the tube was initially inserted, and that bore likewise terminates at a socket. The trailing end of the tube is machined down from within the bore until it extends no farther than the socket at the end of the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1990
    Assignee: Nooter Corporation
    Inventor: John J. Meyer
  • Patent number: 4792680
    Abstract: A scorotron screen for use in a negative corona scorotron charging device comprises a beryllium copper alloy which reduces the problems associated with parking deletions in elecrophotographic process. The screen is fabricated by stamping from beryllium copper sheet metal. Heating the stamped member to a stress relieving temperature induces a tension on the member which enhances flatness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1988
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph H. Lang, David J. McEwen, John J. Meyer