Patents by Inventor John R. Hill, Jr.

John R. Hill, Jr. 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: 5825989
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for diagnosing a selected print job transmitted to a printing system, the selected print job causing the printing system to malfunction when the selected print job is processed by the printing system. The diagnosing apparatus includes an apparatus for capturing the selected print job as it is transmitted to the printing system, and a storage section, communicating with the capturing arrangement, for holding the selected print job. A medium receives the selected print job from the storage section to transfer the selected print job to a diagnostic device for ascertaining the cause of the printing system malfunction with the selected print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Atashi C. Sonty, John R. Hill, Jr., Thomas B. Zell
  • Patent number: 5155849
    Abstract: The method of changing system files to be able to change either the primary or secondary language or both on a rigid disk to another language, and to provide the operator with the option of selecting either the primary or secondary language as the medium for the display messages and prompts by providing the language requirements on a floppy disk, identifying the specific files of the control to be altered to produce the language requirements, loading the floppy disk into a floppy disk drive, and transferring the language requirements to the rigid disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1992
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Robert S. Westfall, Dale T. Platteter, Richard K. Patterson, Eugene L. Smith, John R. Hill, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5057866
    Abstract: A technique for monitoring machine status conditions and initiating communicating with a remote computer relative to the status conditions of the machine comprising the steps of monitoring with a calculator the predetermined status conditions relative to the operation of the machine, recognizing the deviation of the machine operation from said predetermined status conditions, responding to the deviation of the machine operation from the predetermined status conditions, automatically initiating the communication of a message to the remote computer regarding said deviation of the machine from the predetermined status conditions, and remotely altering the pretermined status conditions by which to monitor the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: John R. Hill, Jr., Jeff C. Carter
  • Patent number: 5038319
    Abstract: System for recording and remotely accessing certain operating data in an electrostatographic reproduction machine for use in analyzing machine faults and software crashes, with transfer of the data to a remote service site either by floppy disk or telecommunications line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1991
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jeff C. Carter, Robert S. Westfall, Robert M. VanDuyn, Joseph L. Filion, Dale T. Platteter, Douglas T. Rabjohns, Vincent A. Capaccio, John R. Hill, Jr.