Patents by Inventor Keith L. Willis

Keith L. Willis 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).

  • Publication number: 20210294971
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of displaying and editing a document having editable text that allows for a wide variety of word verification features beyond merely correcting errors in spelling or grammar and allows for such detailed editing in a simple and user-friendly manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Keith L. Willis
  • Patent number: 10073664
    Abstract: A system for providing print device dynamic status indicator feedback includes a print device, and a status indicator feedback unit. The print device includes a print engine and one or more status monitors. The status indicator feedback unit includes a display device, a light emitting module, a processor in communication with the light emitting module, and a computer-readable medium containing programming instructions. The system may receive information corresponding to one or more current machine states of the print device from the one or more status monitors of the print device, determine a priority level associated with each of the one or more current machine states, identify a machine state associated with a highest priority level, identify a dynamic feedback pattern associated with the identified machine state. The dynamic feedback pattern includes a visual pattern. The system may and instruct the light emitting module to emit the visual pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen F. Skrainar, Andrew T. Martin, Donald A. Brown, Keith L. Willis, Ken Hayward, Brandon S. McComber, Shinichi Maekawa, Mitsuharu Ito, Shinya Kogoh, Masaaki Takenouchi
  • Publication number: 20170364319
    Abstract: A system for providing print device dynamic status indicator feedback includes a print device, and a status indicator feedback unit. The print device includes a print engine and one or more status monitors. The status indicator feedback unit includes a display device, a light emitting module, a processor in communication with the light emitting module, and a computer-readable medium containing programming instructions. The system may receive information corresponding to one or more current machine states of the print device from the one or more status monitors of the print device, determine a priority level associated with each of the one or more current machine states, identify a machine state associated with a highest priority level, identify a dynamic feedback pattern associated with the identified machine state. The dynamic feedback pattern includes a visual pattern. The system may and instruct the light emitting module to emit the visual pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen F. Skrainar, Andrew T. Martin, Donald A. Brown, Keith L. Willis, Ken Hayward, Brandon S. McComber, Shinichi Maekawa, Mitsuharu Ito, Shinya Kogoh, Masaaki Takenouchi
  • Patent number: 9309065
    Abstract: Devices include a platform having a media side that supports sheets of media. The platform moves in a direction perpendicular to the surface upon which the devices rests between a home position and a plurality of paper supply positions located in an upward direction from the home position. A user interface displays a first reload option that, when selected, lowers the platform to the home position for reloading the sheets of media onto the platform. The user interface also displays an accessibility option for reloading the sheets of media onto the platform that, when selected, lowers the platform to an accessibility position that is in the upward direction relative to the home position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Donald A. Brown, Keith L. Willis
  • Publication number: 20160001993
    Abstract: Devices include a platform having a media side that supports sheets of media. The platform moves in a direction perpendicular to the surface upon which the devices rests between a home position and a plurality of paper supply positions located in an upward direction from the home position. A user interface displays a first reload option that, when selected, lowers the platform to the home position for reloading the sheets of media onto the platform. The user interface also displays an accessibility option for reloading the sheets of media onto the platform that, when selected, lowers the platform to an accessibility position that is in the upward direction relative to the home position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Donald A. Brown, Keith L. Willis
  • Patent number: 8977981
    Abstract: A display unit enables content to be displayed in a human readable form. The display unit displays a portion of the content to be displayed wherein some of the content to be displayed is non-viewable on the display unit. The display unit, in response to a user-originating directional content moving action, determines a location within the portion of the content being displayed the determined location corresponding to a directional characteristic of the user-originating directional content moving action. The display unit causes a visual indicia to be displayed at the determined location within the portion of the content being displayed, the visual indicia providing a user orientation marker for the portion of the content being displayed. The display unit causes the visual indicia to visually move in a direction corresponding to the directional movement of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Keith L. Willis, Christopher F. Patterson
  • Publication number: 20130227467
    Abstract: A display unit enables content to be displayed in a human readable form. The display unit displays a portion of the content to be displayed wherein some of the content to be displayed is non-viewable on the display unit. The display unit, in response to a user-originating directional content moving action, determines a location within the portion of the content being displayed, the determined location corresponding to a directional characteristic of the user-originating directional content moving action. The display unit causes a visual indicia to be displayed at the determined location within the portion of the content being displayed, the visual indicia providing a user orientation marker for the portion of the content being displayed. The display unit causes the visual indicia to visually move in a direction corresponding to the directional movement of the content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Keith L. Willis, Christopher F. Patterson
  • Patent number: 8276909
    Abstract: A media path crossover for a printing system includes a first crossover pathway on which sheets of print media are conveyed across a crossover junction without interruption and a second crossover pathway on which sheets of print media are conveyed across the crossover junction without interruption. The second crossover pathway intersects the first crossover pathway at a crossover junction. The first crossover pathway comprises a first input path and a first output path and the second crossover pathway comprises a second input path and a second output path. At least the first input path includes a first access panel, whereby a sheet can be cleared therefrom while continuing conveyance of media along the second crossover pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Keith L. Willis
  • Patent number: 8218174
    Abstract: Displays are provided for a graphical user interface including a device capacity mimic in a job manager in a system, such as a xerographic machine. The displays include a visual representation of the available capacity of each of a number of devices for the system, such as each output destination for a printer with multiple output destinations. The device capacity mimic shows the effect of jobs in progress on the available capacity, each job consuming a portion of the available capacity. Using this mimic, the user may, for example, revise the destination of jobs that have been planned but not yet started (e.g., by dragging the job). A mimic view of this information with a graphical user interface for managing the device assignments is provided. Thus, a user may not only view information about the device assignments for jobs, but also control or manage the device assignments for jobs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Keith L. Willis, Marc J. Krolczyk
  • Patent number: 8100399
    Abstract: A printing device has at least one printing engine, at least one media path adjacent the printing engine, and a paper tray adjacent the media path. The paper tray stores media and supplies the media to the media path. Further, at least one sheet guide is attached to the paper tray, and at least one rectangular member is attached to the sheet guide. The rectangular member has a sheet guide opening, and the sheet guide opening attaches to the sheet guide. The rectangular member has a first planar surface that is coplanar with a second planar surface of the sheet guide. Also, the first planar surface is at least twice the two-dimensional size of the second planar surface. The first planar surface and the second planar surface contact media stored within the paper tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Keith L. Willis
  • Patent number: 7970295
    Abstract: Document processing systems and methods are presented in which a graphical user interface is used to set a user-selectable refill level for a print engine consumable, such as toner, replenisher, paper, etc. Once the user-selectable level has been reached, the user is notified and is prompted to either refill the print consumable or to continue use of the document processing system without refilling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Keith L. Willis
  • Publication number: 20090267285
    Abstract: A media path crossover for a printing system includes a first crossover pathway on which sheets of print media are conveyed across a crossover junction without interruption and a second crossover pathway on which sheets of print media are conveyed across the crossover junction without interruption. The second crossover pathway intersects the first crossover pathway at a crossover junction. The first crossover pathway comprises a first input path and a first output path and the second crossover pathway comprises a second input path and a second output path. At least the first input path includes a first access panel, whereby a sheet can be cleared therefrom while continuing conveyance of media along the second crossover pathway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Keith L. Willis
  • Patent number: 7575232
    Abstract: A media path crossover for a printing system includes a first crossover pathway on which sheets of print media are conveyed across a crossover junction without interruption and a second crossover pathway on which sheets of print media are conveyed across the crossover junction without interruption. The second crossover pathway intersects the first crossover pathway at a crossover junction. The first crossover pathway comprises a first input path and a first output path and the second crossover pathway comprises a second input path and a second output path. At least the first input path includes a first access panel, whereby a sheet can be cleared therefrom while continuing conveyance of media along the second crossover pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Keith L. Willis
  • Patent number: D606551
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Keith L Willis
  • Patent number: D611493
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Keith L Willis
  • Patent number: D765772
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: William T Clark, III, James B Smith, Andrew T Martin, Stephen F Skrainar, Keith L Willis
  • Patent number: D779553
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keith L Willis, James B Smith, Shane Jewitt
  • Patent number: D813269
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Keith L Willis, James B Smith
  • Patent number: D850529
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: William T Clark, III, James B Smith, Keith L Willis, Andrew T Martin, Stephen F Skrainar
  • Patent number: D921718
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: William T Clark, III, Stephen F Skrainar, David M Parsons, Donald A Brown, Keith L Willis