Patents by Inventor Joseph Andre Michel Loiselle

Joseph Andre Michel Loiselle 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: 7429038
    Abstract: A finisher for an image forming apparatus includes a pair of rotatable downstream rollers and a pair of rotatable upstream roller between which a path on which an imaged medium travels. The finisher determines when a trailing edge of the medium is about to leave a nip of the upstream rollers and then stops a leading edge of the medium. By stopping the leading edge of the medium, the medium buckles and the trailing edge registers against the upstream nip line. A finishing device performs a hole punch, staple, or other finishing operation to the medium when the trailing edge registers against the upstream nip line. The finishing operation is performed at a speed equal to or greater than a speed at which the image forming apparatus forms the image on the medium and outputs the medium to the finisher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond Matthew Ruthenberg, Joseph Andre Michel Loiselle, Robert Hugh Brown
  • Patent number: 7427061
    Abstract: A semi-active retard feeder employs a hysteresis clutch to provide the resisting torque to a retard roll. A low cost Hall Effect sensor is added to the clutch assembly to provide a feedback signal during the feeding cycle in order to detect the onset of degraded feeding performance. This signal can be used to instruct a user to order and replace the retard roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond Matthew Ruthenberg, Joseph Andre Michel Loiselle
  • Publication number: 20080073825
    Abstract: A semi-active retard feeder employs a hysteresis clutch to provide the resisting torque to a retard roll. A low cost Hall Effect sensor is added to the clutch assembly to provide a feedback signal during the feeding cycle in order to detect the onset of degraded feeding performance. This signal can be used to instruct a user to order and replace the retard roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventors: Raymond Matthew Ruthenberg, Joseph Andre Michel Loiselle
  • Publication number: 20080012196
    Abstract: A finisher for an image forming apparatus includes a pair of rotatable downstream rollers and a pair of rotable upstream roller between which a path on which an imaged medium travels. The finisher determines when a trailing edge of the medium is about to leave a nip of the upstream rollers and then stops a leading edge of the medium. By stopping the leading edge of the medium, the medium buckles and the trailing edge registers against the upstream nip line. A finishing device performs a hole punch, staple, or other finishing operation to the medium when the trailing edge registers against the upstream nip line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2006
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Raymond Matthew RUTHENBERG, Joseph Andre Michel LOISELLE, Robert Hugh BROWN
  • Patent number: 7128318
    Abstract: Sheet registration with improved sheet deskewing of print media sheets may be provided with an intermediately transversely pivotal baffle member overlying and engaging at least part of a buckled sheet being edge registered so that the effective buckle chamber size and sheet path length on one side of the sheet is automatically different from the other side of the sheet with said pivoting of said pivotal baffle member, to assist in the deskewing of the sheet as it is being partially buckled by the sheet registration system. The direction and amount of baffle pivoting may be self-pivoted by the extent of transverse buckle difference, or positively driven in response to a detected sheet skew.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph Andre Michel Loiselle