Patents by Inventor Joseph J. Wysocki

Joseph J. Wysocki 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: 5881451
    Abstract: An improved temperature compensation method is disclosed in which a temperature sensing thermistor is formed on a substrate whose temperature is to be series of fractional thermistors which are selectively shorted out during a manufacturing process to provide a compensation for manufacturing variabilities of the temperature coefficient of resistance of the thermistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Gary A. Kneezel, Joseph J. Wysocki, Thomas P. Courtney, Juan J. Becerra, Thomas E. Watrobski, Joseph F. Stephany, Richard V. LaDonna
  • Patent number: 5739830
    Abstract: Individual printheads are joined together in a manner to provide improved alignment and registration. The multiple printhead assembly is then installed and removed from the printer as a single unit. According to a preferred method of forming the assembly, individual printheads are temporarily mounted on a holddown plate. The location and position of the printheads is monitored and a fast-cure adhesive used to monolithically join the individual printheads together as a unitary assembly. Once the adhesive is cured, the temporary securing of the individual printheads is removed and the entire assembly removed as a single unit from the holddown plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Peter J. John, Joseph J. Wysocki, Joseph F. Stephany, Richard V. LaDonna, Thomas E. Watrobski, Gary A. Kneezel, James Eaton
  • Patent number: 5686943
    Abstract: An ink jet printer has a temperature sensor as a permanent part thereof to measure the temperature of printheads which are an integral part of a replaceable printhead cartridge assembly. The temperature sensor is a part of the maintenance station and senses the temperature of the printheads each time the printhead enters the maintenance station. In the preferred embodiment, the temperature sensor is spring-loaded and is located at a printhead spitting location between fixed wiper blades and the capping location in the maintenance station, so that temperature is sensed each time the printhead enters and leaves the maintenance station to eject nozzle cleaning droplets onto a collection surface at the spitting location to clean the printhead nozzle face by the wiper blades, or to cap the printhead nozzles. To facilitate good thermal contact, a recess is provided in the heat sink upon which the printhead resides for entry by the spring-loaded temperature sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1997
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Gary A. Kneezel, Robert V. Lorenze, Thomas P. Courtney, Thomas J. Wyble, Joseph J. Wysocki, Richard V. LaDonna, Juan J. Becerra, Thomas E. Watrobski
  • Patent number: 5641346
    Abstract: An ink jet ink includes a colorant and a liquid component containing at least one of an epoxy and a vinyl ether. Water may also be dissolved in the liquid component. Preferably, the vinyl ether is ethylene glycol monovinyl ether. An ink jet recording process includes the steps of ejecting an ink jet ink, such as the inks of the present invention, from an orifice to form an image on a recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1997
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: David Allen Mantell, Bing R. Hsieh, William M. Schwarz, Ian D. Morrison, Michael P. O'Horo, Joseph J. Wysocki, Kurt B. Gundlach, Min-Hong Fu, Dale R. Ims
  • Patent number: 5585825
    Abstract: An ink jet printer has a temperature sensor as a permanent part thereof. The temperature sensor is mounted on the translatable carriage of the printer. A replaceable printhead cartridge having a printhead bonded to a heat sink is installed on the translatable carriage. Once the printhead cartridge is installed on the translatable carriage, the temperature sensor is placed into intimate contact with printhead'heat sink, so that the temperature sensor moves with the printhead and provides continual temperature measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Gary A. Kneezel, Robert V. Lorenze, Thomas P. Courtney, Thomas J. Wyble, Joseph J. Wysocki, Richard V. LaDonna, Juan J. Becerra, Thomas E. Watrobski
  • Patent number: 5563635
    Abstract: A power control system in a thermal ink-jet printer facilitates practically instantaneous voltage changes to a heating element. A first set of selectably-actuable voltage lines is operatively connected in parallel to a first terminal of the heating element, each line having associated therewith a predetermined voltage output. A second set of selectably-actuable voltage lines is operatively connected in parallel to a second terminal of the heating element, each line having associated therewith a predetermined voltage output. One of the first set of selectably-actuable voltage lines and one of the second set of selectably-actuable voltage lines are activated as required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1996
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Gary A. Kneezel, Joseph F. Stephany, Richard V. LaDonna, Thomas E. Watrobski, Michael Poleshuk, Joseph J. Wysocki, James N. Eaton
  • Patent number: 5519419
    Abstract: A thermal ink-jet printhead adapted to emit ink onto a print sheet is automatically adjusted. The printhead is caused to emit ink onto a sheet in a manner consistent with an image of a first density, and then substantially immediately caused to emit ink in the form of a first test pattern on the sheet. The density of the first test pattern on the sheet is measured. The printhead is caused to emit ink onto the sheet in a manner consistent with an image of a second density, and then substantially immediately caused to emit ink in the form of a second test pattern on the sheet. The density of the second test pattern on the sheet is measured. The densities of the first test pattern and the second test pattern are correlated with a function relating a characteristic of an image printed with the printhead to a temperature of the printhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1996
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph F. Stephany, Gary A. Kneezel, Richard V. LaDonna, Thomas E. Watrobski, Joseph J. Wysocki, James Eaton
  • Patent number: 5519417
    Abstract: A control system for a printer having at least one heating element for producing spots applies one of a plurality of voltage levels to at least one heating element disposed on a printhead. A voltage supply supplies a voltage to a first one of a plurality of switches connected in series with a last one of the switches being connected to the at least one heating element. At least one of the switches defines a first path and a second path having different voltage drops. A controller coupled to the plurality of switches selectively actuates the switches to apply one of a plurality of predetermined voltages to the at least one heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1996
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph F. Stephany, Juan J. Becerra, Peter J. John, Gary A. Kneezel, Richard V. LaDonna, Thomas E. Watrobski, Joseph J. Wysocki
  • Patent number: 5504507
    Abstract: Data relating to the performance of an individual ink-jet printhead is stored in an electrically-readable form on a silicon substrate forming an essential part of the printhead. A template of electrically-detectable structure is created on the substrate at manufacture, and then portions of the structure are removed in accordance with the data desired to be stored. In one embodiment, the digital performance data may be encoded and also read out in serial form using a shift register on the chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1996
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas E. Watrobski, Joseph J. Wysocki, Thomas A. Tellier, Joseph F. Stephany, Michael Poleshuk, Gary A. Kneezel, Richard V. LaDonna
  • Patent number: 5497174
    Abstract: An apparatus and method compensates for a voltage drop of electrical pulse signals selectively applied to a plurality of heater elements on a printhead of an ink jet printing device. A number of heater elements to be pulsed at a given time is determined and a time duration of each of the pulse signals is selected based on information including the determined number of heater elements to be pulsed. In another aspect, the position on the printhead of the heater elements to be pulsed is determined and the time duration of the pulse signals is selected further based on the determined position. By varying the time duration of the pulse signals applied to the heater elements, a voltage drop across the heater elements due to the number of heater elements simultaneously pulsed and/or the position of the heater elements on the printhead is compensated for, maintaining reliable jetting performance while minimizing the voltage by which operating printing voltage needs to exceed the threshold printing voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1996
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph F. Stephany, Juan J. Becerra, Thomas P. Courtney, Gary A. Kneezel, Richard V. LaDonna, Peter J. John, Thomas E. Watrobski, Joseph J. Wysocki
  • Patent number: 5483265
    Abstract: A thermal ink jet printhead is controlled to minimize missing droplets at elevated operating temperatures by varying the voltage and pulse width applied to the heater element that causes droplets to be formed and ejected. Increasing the applied voltage reduces the size of the formed droplets. At increased operating temperatures, smaller droplets minimize the introduction of air into the nozzles of the printhead upon ejection. Minimizing the introduction of air eliminates printhead misfirings and causes more consistent jetting of the ink droplets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1996
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Gary A. Kneezel, Joseph J. Wysocki, Joseph F. Stephany, Thomas E. Watrobski, Richard V. LaDonna, Dale R. Ims, Ivan Rezanka, W. Conrad Richards
  • Patent number: 5422665
    Abstract: A thermal ink-jet printhead comprises a substrate having a plurality of heating elements defined thereon. A thermistor, disposed on the substrate, includes a conductor loop which does not encompass the heating elements on the substrate. The configuration of the thermistor significantly reduces both electromagnetic and capacitance interference caused by the heating elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1995
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph F. Stephany, Richard V. LaDonna, Gary A. Kneezel, Michael Poleshuk, Thomas A. Tellier, Thomas E. Watrobski, Joseph J. Wysocki
  • Patent number: 5223853
    Abstract: A system controls an ink jet printing apparatus for propelling ink jet droplets on demand from a printhead having a plurality of drop ejectors. In the printhead, each ejector includes a heating element actuable in response to electrical input signals, each input signal having an amplitude and a time duration, selectably applied to the heating element to produce a temporary vapor bubble and cause a quantity of ink to be emitted for the creation of a mark on a copy sheet. The temperature of ink in the printhead is sensed, and a combination of power level and time duration of the electrical input signal for the heating element to result in a desired size of the mark of the copy sheet is selected, by entering the sensed temperature of the ink into a predetermined function relating the energy of the electrical input signal to the corresponding resulting size of the mark on the copy sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1993
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph J. Wysocki, William G. Hawkins, Gary A. Kneezel, Richard V. LaDonna, Joseph F. Stephany, Thomas A. Tellier, Thomas E. Watrobski
  • Patent number: 5177475
    Abstract: Liquid crystal devices are provided with a DC current blocking layer which improves the lifetime of the liquid crystal device and also permits the use of two-level drivers, thus reducing the complexity of the driving scheme necessary to address the liquid crystal devices. Preferably, the blocking layer is the alignment layer which is made from poly-para-xylylene having a thickness sufficient to act as a DC blocking layer. Additionally, specific driving schemes for driving liquid crystal devices are provided. When the liquid crystal device includes a material which relaxes when no voltage is applied thereto (e.g., a nematic material), the information signal is entirely removed from alternating time frames during which the liquid crystal device is addressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1993
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph F. Stephany, Joseph J. Wysocki, Sui K. Hark, Virgil J. Hull
  • Patent number: 5111320
    Abstract: A light shutter is provided wherein a first plate which includes a pixel electrode for use in applying a includes a background electrode located adjacent the pixel voltage potential across a ferroelectric material also electrode and substantially surrounding the pixel electrode, whereby an electronic mask can be created adjacent the pixel electrode in the ferroelectric material. A second plate which, along with the first plate sandwiches the ferroelectric material, includes a backplane electrode which is used in conjunction with the pixel and background electrodes on the first plate for applying voltage potentials across the ferroelectric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1992
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph J. Wysocki, Sui K. Hark, Virgil J. Hull, Joseph F. Stephany, Andras I. Lakatos, Ram S. Narang
  • Patent number: 4389481
    Abstract: A planar thin film transistor is described wherein each element of the transistor structure is disposed in a planar relationship with respect to the next adjacent layer. The method of manufacture generally includes the steps of depositing one of the elemental members of a thin film transistor structure and filling in the valleys between the elemental structure with an insulating material to form a planar surface which, in turn, forms the surface upon which the next planar layer is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1983
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Poleshuk, Joseph J. Wysocki
  • Patent number: 4163667
    Abstract: Electro-optic imaging members including photoconductive material, a deformable elastomer layer and a thin, flexible conductive metallic layer are described. The metallic layer comprises titanium and silver. Methods for forming the metallic layer and imaging methods utilizing the novel imaging members are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1973
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1979
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph J. Wysocki
  • Patent number: 4012118
    Abstract: A system for transforming an optically negative liquid crystalline composition from the focal-conic texture state to the Grandjean texture state by means of an applied electrical field which may be a D.C. electrical field or a relatively low frequency A.C. electrical field. Imaging and display systems wherein a member comprising a film of an optically negative liquid crystalline composition is imaged in a desired image configuration by the electrical field induced texture transformation system are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1977
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: James H. Becker, Joseph J. Wysocki
  • Patent number: 4012121
    Abstract: A system for transforming an optically negative liquid crystalline composition from the focal-conic texture state to the Grandjean texture state by means of an applied electrical field which may be a D.C. electrical field or a relatively low frequency A.C. electrical field. Imaging and display systems wherein a member comprising a film of an optically negative liquid crystalline composition is imaged in a desired image configuration by the electrical field induced texture transformation system are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1977
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: James H. Becker, Joseph J. Wysocki
  • Patent number: 3980476
    Abstract: There is disclosed an imaging system for forming a plurality of images on the same surface, at least one of which is permanent and one of which is erasable. The imaging system includes an electro-optic imaging member which has a "built-in" master image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1976
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph J. Wysocki