Patents by Inventor Joseph A. Kovacs

Joseph A. Kovacs 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: 8951723
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions, methods, and kits for the diagnosis or detection of active, latent, or prior infection with human herpesvirus 8 in a subject sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Peter D. Burbelo, Joseph Kovacs, Michael J. Iadarola
  • Patent number: 8691151
    Abstract: This invention provides an apparatus for particle sorting, particle patterning, and methods of using the same. The sorting or patterning is opto-fluidics based, in that particles are applied to individual chambers in the device, detection and/or analysis of the particles is carried out, such that a cell or population whose removal or conveyance is desired is defined, and the cell or population is removed or conveyed via application of an optical force and flow-mediated conveyance or removal of the part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Joseph Kovac, Joel Voldman
  • Patent number: 8322841
    Abstract: A printing apparatus has been developed that prints inkjet images on a continuous web with a configurable number of distinct ink colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Herman Lang, Gregory Joseph Kovacs, Peter Gordon O'Dell, Jeffrey William Drawe
  • Publication number: 20120284158
    Abstract: A zero-latency risk-management system and method useful in, for example, sponsored market access or in-house trades. The zero-latency risk-management system comprises an out-of-band risk monitor computer and a kill-switch. The kill-switch is in-line between order receipt and trade placement, but the out-of-band risk monitor computer operates in parallel with the order processing, thus eliminating latency in the trade. The out-of-band risk computer monitors orders as they flow through the system and updates any risk metrics based on those orders. Kill-switch threshold levels may be set in the risk computer to be, for example, the desired level of risk, minus the maximum amount of risk that a subsequent new order could incur. If the risk computer determines that an order has breached this kill-switch threshold, it activates the kill-switch to prevent additional order entry that could breach the actual threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: Madison Tyler, LLC.
    Inventor: Peter Joseph Kovac
  • Patent number: 8293338
    Abstract: A method of applying a protective coating over ink printed media in a digital printing engine whereby horizontally discharging ink jet nozzles arranged in a vertical array, discharging a protective coating onto the marked surface of media disposed on a belt in vertical disposition. The coated media is then transported vertically to an adjacent source of ultraviolet radiation for curing the protective coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Vittorio Castelli, Gregory Joseph Kovacs
  • Patent number: 8218155
    Abstract: A method of printing an image on a substrate comprises determining a pile height differential for the image. A clear marking material is added to the image printed on the substrate in response to the determined pile height differential. Adding the clear marking material substantially reduces the pile height differential between two areas of the printed image. The clear marking material may be a clear ink or a clear toner material. The substrate on which the image is printed may comprise a plurality of sheets, a roll or other length of print media. The step of adding clear marking material to the image may include substantially leveling the printed image using the clear marking material. In at least one alternative embodiment, the step of adding clear marking material to the image includes adding at least one patch of clear marking material to the printed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory Joseph Kovacs
  • Patent number: 8197024
    Abstract: An inkjet printer has been developed that reduces the effects of show-through by depositing ink onto a cooled print medium. The inkjet printer includes a printhead and a cooler. The printhead is configured to eject ink onto an ink receiving member as the ink receiving member is transported along a portion of a media path through the inkjet printer. The cooler is positioned proximate the media path to cool the ink receiving member prior to the printhead ejecting ink onto the ink receiving member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory Joseph Kovacs, Bryan James Roof, Michael D. Thompson, Edward B. Caruthers, Lawrence Floyd, Jr., Shawn R. Rowan
  • Patent number: 8123345
    Abstract: A system enables ink on an image receiving member to be re-distributed to reduce banding effects in the image. The system includes an ink applicator for applying ink to form an ink image on an image receiving member as it passes by the ink applicator; a plenum chamber for receiving a flow of pressurized fluid from a fluid source, and at least one opening in the plenum chamber to direct the flow of pressurized fluid from the plenum towards the ink image on the image receiving member to re-distribute the ink on the image receiving member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory Joseph Kovacs, Ashish Pattekar, David K. Biegelsen, Lars Erik Swartz, Jennifer L. Belelie, Peter Gordon Odell
  • Publication number: 20110294147
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions, methods, and kits for the diagnosis or detection of active, latent, or prior infection with human herpesvirus 8 in a subject sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: GOVERNMENT OF THE U.S.A., AS REPRESENTED BY THE SE CRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
    Inventors: Peter D. Burbelo, Joseph Kovacs, Michael J. Iadarola
  • Publication number: 20110228024
    Abstract: A printing apparatus has been developed that prints inkjet images on a continuous web with a configurable number of distinct ink colors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph Herman Lang, Gregory Joseph Kovacs, Peter Gordon O'Dell, Jeffrey William Drawe
  • Publication number: 20110102491
    Abstract: An inkjet printer has been developed that reduces the effects of show-through by depositing ink onto a cooled print medium. The inkjet printer includes a printhead and a cooler. The printhead is configured to eject ink onto an ink receiving member as the ink receiving member is transported along a portion of a media path through the inkjet printer. The cooler is positioned proximate the media path to cool the ink receiving member prior to the printhead ejecting ink onto the ink receiving member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gregory Joseph Kovacs, Bryan James Roof, Michael D. Thompson, Edward B. Caruthers, Lawrence Floyd, JR., Shawn R. Rowan
  • Patent number: 7887176
    Abstract: Methods and devices for forming, such as by printing, high quality, high throughput, ultraviolet curable gel ink images on flexible substrates for packaging applications are disclosed. The methods and devices have excellent image quality and do not require pinning of the ink during color printing or nitrogen inerting during curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory Joseph Kovacs, Steven E. Ready, Allen W. Denham, Lawrence Floyd, Jr., James Fallon, Jr., Jennifer L. Belelie, Barkev Keoshkerian, Peter Gordon Odell, Christopher A. Wagner
  • Publication number: 20090263172
    Abstract: A method of printing an image on a substrate comprises determining a pile height differential for the image. A clear marking material is added to the image printed on the substrate in response to the determined pile height differential. Adding the clear marking material substantially reduces the pile height differential between two areas of the printed image. The clear marking material may be a clear ink or a clear toner material. The substrate on which the image is printed may comprise a plurality of sheets, a roll or other length of print media. The step of adding clear marking material to the image may include substantially leveling the printed image using the clear marking material. In at least one alternative embodiment, the step of adding clear marking material to the image includes adding at least one patch of clear marking material to the printed image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gregory Joseph Kovacs
  • Publication number: 20090258383
    Abstract: This invention provides an apparatus for particle sorting, particle patterning, and methods of using the same. The sorting or patterning is opto-fluidics based, in that particles are applied to individual chambers in the device, detection and/or analysis of the particles is carried out, such that a cell or population whose removal or conveyance is desired is defined, and the cell or population is removed or conveyed via application of an optical force and flow-mediated conveyance or removal of the part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventors: Joseph Kovac, Joel Voldman
  • Publication number: 20090255460
    Abstract: A method of applying a protective coating over ink printed media in a digital printing engine whereby horizontally discharging ink jet nozzles arranged in a vertical array, discharging a protective coating onto the marked surface of media disposed on a belt in vertical disposition. The coated media is then transported vertically to an adjacent source of ultraviolet radiation for curing the protective coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Vittorio Castelli, Gregory Joseph Kovacs
  • Publication number: 20090254471
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for executing a transaction relating to a first futures contract. The first futures contract involves a tradable asset, such as crude oil or another commodity, and a first contract price and a first settlement price expressed in a first currency, such as U.S. dollars. The first settlement price is updated on a periodic basis, typically daily. The method involves providing a second futures contract having an underlying instrument that includes the first futures contract. The second futures contract includes a second latest possible delivery date and a second contract price and a second settlement price that are denominated in a second currency. The second settlement price is updated periodically. A periodic mark-to-market operation credits or debits a buyer of the second futures contract based on the periodic update to the second settlement price.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventors: Peter Stuart SEIDEL, Peter Joseph Kovac
  • Publication number: 20090195572
    Abstract: A system enables ink on an image receiving member to be re-distributed to reduce banding effects in the image. The system includes an ink applicator for applying ink to form an ink image on an image receiving member as it passes by the ink applicator; a plenum chamber for receiving a flow of pressurized fluid from a fluid source, and at least one opening in the plenum chamber to direct the flow of pressurized fluid from the plenum towards the ink image on the image receiving member to re-distribute the ink on the image receiving member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicants: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory Joseph Kovacs, Ashish Pattekar, David K. Biegelsen, Lars Erik Swartz, Jennifer L. Belelie, Peter Gordon Odell
  • Publication number: 20080218570
    Abstract: Methods and devices for forming, such as by printing, high quality, high throughput, ultraviolet curable gel ink images on flexible substrates for packaging applications are disclosed. The methods and devices have excellent image quality and do not require pinning of the ink during color printing or nitrogen inerting during curing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Applicants: XEROX CORPORATION, PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Gregory Joseph Kovacs, Steven E. Ready, Allen W. Denham, Lawrence Floyd, James Fallon, Jennifer L. Belelie, Barkev Keoshkerian, Peter Gordon Odell, Christopher A. Wagner
  • Publication number: 20080204538
    Abstract: Methods and devices for forming, such as by printing, high quality, high throughput, ultraviolet curable gel ink images on corrugated substrates for packaging applications are disclosed. The methods and devices have excellent edge acuity and do not require precoating of the substrate prior to printing or nitrogen inerting during curing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gregory Joseph Kovacs, Steven E. Ready, Jennifer L. Belelie, Peter Gordon Odell, Mojgan Rabbani, Shriram V. Revankar
  • Patent number: D595416
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Dale Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Kovacs, Tara Larkin