Patents by Inventor Kevin G. Curran

Kevin G. Curran 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: 9436421
    Abstract: A method of increasing data flow to a printing device includes, with a first raster image processor, converting a document into a first bitmap having a first dot density and representing a black color plane of the document; with a second raster image processor, converting the document into a second bitmap at a second dot density that is a relatively lower dot density than that of the first bitmap, the second bitmap representing other color planes of the document; and transmitting data of the first and second bitmaps to a printing device for printing to a print medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Lluis Abello Rosello, Kevin G. Currans, Jon Derek Roller, Jose M. Galmes, Cesar Fernandez Espasa, John A. Bertani, Matthew Alan MacClary, Santiago Garcia-Reyero Vinas, Daniel Edgar Robin, Steven Eric Sneller
  • Publication number: 20160224296
    Abstract: A method of increasing data flow to a printing device includes, with a first raster image processor, converting a document into a first bitmap having a first dot density and representing a black color plane of the document; with a second raster image processor, converting the document into a second bitmap at a second dot density that is a relatively lower dot density than that of the first bitmap, the second bitmap representing other color planes of the document; and transmitting data of the first and second bitmaps to a printing device for printing to a print medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Lluis Abello Rosello, Kevin G. Currans, Jon Derek Roller, Jose M. Galmes, Cesar Fernandez Espasa, John A. Bertani, Matthew Alan MacClary, Santiago Garcia-Reyero Vinas, Daniel Edgar Robin, Steven Eric Sneller
  • Patent number: 9329826
    Abstract: A method of increasing data flow to a printing device includes, with a first raster image processor, converting a document into a first bitmap having a first dot density and representing a black color plane of the document; with a second raster image processor, converting the document into a second bitmap at a second dot density that is a relatively lower dot density than that of the first bitmap, the second bitmap representing other color planes of the document; and transmitting data of the first and second bitmaps to a printing device for printing to a print medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Lluis Abello Rosello, Kevin G. Currans, Jon Derek Roller, Jose M. Galmes, Cesar Fernandez Espasa, John A. Bertani, Matthew Alan MacClary, Santiago Garcia-Reyero Vinas, Daniel Edgard Robin, Steven Eric Sneller
  • Patent number: 8934135
    Abstract: A technique includes in a machine, processing data indicative of a document to be printed by a printer and which may contain magnetic ink character recognition (MICR) characters to determine whether the data indicates any MICR characters. The technique includes comparing a result of the determination to an intent indicated by a job ticket associated with the document; and controlling the printing of the document by the printer, including selectively performing corrective action in response to the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin G Currans, Jose M Galmes, Jon Derek Roller, John A Bertani, Steve Brown, Stephen L Albright
  • Publication number: 20140111818
    Abstract: A method of increasing data flow to a printing device includes, with a first raster image processor, converting a document into a first bitmap having a first dot density and representing a black color plane of the document; with a second raster image processor, converting the document into a second bitmap at a second dot density that is a relatively lower dot density than that of the first bitmap, the second bitmap representing other color planes of the document; and transmitting data of the first and second bitmaps to a printing device for printing to a print medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Lluis Abello Rosello, Kevin G. Currans, Jon Derek Roller, Jose M. Galmes, Cesar Fernandez Espasa, John A. Bertani, Matthew Alan MacClary, Santiago Garcia-Reyero Vinas, Daniel Edgard Robin, Steven Eric Sneller
  • Patent number: 8454114
    Abstract: A method for applying a bonding agent for supplemental ink includes, with a control system of a printing apparatus, determining regions of an image corresponding to regions where a supplemental ink is to be printed, and with the control system, adding an amount of pixels of a standard color channel to portions of a bitmap representing the image, the portions corresponding to the regions where the supplemental ink is to be printed. The amount of pixels is sufficient to trigger application of a bonding agent at the regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Stephen L. Albright, Kevin G. Currans, Jose M. Galmes, Santiago Garcia-Reyero Vinas, Matthew Alan MacClary
  • Publication number: 20120313778
    Abstract: A technique includes in a machine, processing data indicative of a document to be printed by a printer and which may contain magnetic ink character recognition (MICR) characters to determine whether the data indicates any MICR characters. The technique includes comparing a result of the determination to an intent indicated by a job ticket associated with the document; and controlling the printing of the document by the printer, including selectively performing corrective action in response to the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Kevin G. Currans, Jose M. Galmes, Jon Derek Roller, John A. Bertani, Steve Brown, Stephen L. Albrigt
  • Publication number: 20120313988
    Abstract: A method for applying a bonding agent for supplemental ink includes, with a control system of a printing apparatus, determining regions of an image corresponding to regions where a supplemental ink is to be printed, and with the control system, adding an amount of pixels of a standard color channel to portions of a bitmap representing the image, the portions corresponding to the regions where the supplemental ink is to be printed. The amount of pixels is sufficient to trigger application of a bonding agent at the regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Stephen L. Albright, Kevin G. Currans, Jose M. Galmes, Santiago Garcia-Reyero Vinas, Matthew Alan MacClary
  • Patent number: 7869069
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are provided for printing on pre-printed media. A printing device includes a printer component to identify location and color setting information of pre-printed material on a print media. A print engine can execute a print job on the print media based on the location and color setting information of the pre-printed material on the print media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin G. Currans, Richard D. deBronkart, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7729004
    Abstract: A method for providing a print job manifest includes querying a press database containing data corresponding to print jobs recorded on a web. A print job manifest is generated according to the press database. The print job manifest is recorded on the web so that at least a portion of the manifest is located generally adjacent to a loose end of the web when the web is wound to form a roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin G. Currans, Arne D. Thormodsen, John V. Peterson, Steve Morris
  • Patent number: 7242492
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, an image processing device, a computer network and a simple network printer wherein a simple network printer without RIP capability is enabled to print a print job that includes raster image processor instructions. In one embodiment of the method of the present invention, the steps include receiving and storing, by the simple network printer, a broadcast from a raster image processor (RIP)-enabled unit announcing the RIP-enabled unit's capabilities and, upon receiving a RIP print job request from a source, requesting the RIP-enabled unit to proxy the print job and send the print job in simple format to the simple network printer for printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin G. Currans, Jon A. Brewster
  • Patent number: 7146434
    Abstract: A method for downloading data, includes the steps of partitioning a file targeted for downloading into a set of segments, with each segment comprising segment data. The method also includes encapsulating the set of segments into a set of graphics files and downloading a subset of graphics files within the set of graphics files into a cache corresponding to a computer system coupled to the Internet. The method further includes extracting segment data encapsulated within the subset of graphics files to recreate a portion of the file targeted for downloading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Kevin G Currans
  • Patent number: 7070268
    Abstract: The present invention is drawn to odor-releasing ink-jet inks and methods for releasing odors from printed images. The ink-jet ink includes an ink vehicle; an effective amount of an electro-thermal material dispersed within the ink vehicle; and an effective amount of an odor-releasing additive within the ink vehicle wherein an odorant is releasable from the odor-releasing additive upon substantial activation of the electro-thermal material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian Craig Lee, Kevin G. Currans
  • Patent number: 7025346
    Abstract: A system for determining the amount of media available to a printing device is presented. The system comprises a sensor and a disc containing one or more visual cues perceptible to the sensor. The disc is rotated by a coupled lifting member to lift a media handling tray to present any media stored thereon to a receiving printing device. The sensor generates a signal based, at least in part, on the visual cues provided from the rotated disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin G. Currans, John A. Bertani, John M. Kerr, Jon A. Brewster
  • Patent number: 6980311
    Abstract: A document delivery system retrieves a periodically changing document. First, an address for the document is obtained. Next a temporal field is located within the address. The temporal field of the address is then modified to reflect a new instance. Then using the modified address, an updated document is retrieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin G. Currans, Aloke Gupta
  • Patent number: 6977749
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed herein for printing images on labels attached to a backing in a printing device. An apparatus and method for printing an image in a predetermined area of a form are also disclosed. Further characteristics and features of the present invention are additionally disclosed herein, as are exemplary alternative embodiments. This abstract is not to be used in the interpretation of any of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin G. Currans, Jason T. Su
  • Patent number: 6971007
    Abstract: The transmission and reproduction of an original document transferred via a data network can be assured when the printing mechanism generates a unique serial number for the document being printed. The sender of the document is assured that the intended recipient received the document, paid for it, and was able to print it by receipt of the unique serial number and a request for an encryption key by which certain information in the document was encrypted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Kevin G. Currans
  • Patent number: 6957888
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method, printer, system and software for verifying that a document was printed by a printer with a printing subsystem having a printhead cartridge with a unique printhead cartridge identifier and having a printhead electronically coupled to a computer. The method includes generating, by the computer, a unique document identification composite of electronic form characters utilizing the unique printhead cartridge identifier and transmitting the unique document identification composite to the printing subsystem for printing thereof on each print media sheet of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Kevin G. Currans
  • Patent number: 6942142
    Abstract: A voting ballot is provided that comprises a number of selection areas positioned thereon. The voting ballot also includes a ballot specification embodied in a two dimensional bar code and a number of coordinates included in the ballot specification. Each of the coordinates indicates a position of one of the selection areas on the voting ballot relative to a predefined point on the voting ballot. Also, the voting ballot includes at least one contest identified in the ballot specification, wherein at least one of the selection areas is associated with the at least one contest. In addition, the present invention provides for a voting machine and method for tabulating and storing votes cast on the voting ballot as well as a system and method for creating the voting ballot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: James W Barmettler, Kevin G. Currans, Sally Kaneshiro
  • Patent number: 6927872
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for acquiring data in a computer system. The present system and method provide a distinct advantage in that a local printer/scanner is employed to perform data acquisition to a central server or other system, etc. In one embodiment, the present system includes a processor circuit having a processor and a memory. Stored on the processor and executable by the memory is scan/correction logic. The scan/correction logic includes logic to obtain a set of coordinates of a response area on a digital form and logic to transmit the coordinates to a scanning apparatus to scan a hardcopy form at the coordinates to determine a response recorded thereon. The hardcopy form is associated with the digital form. Finally, the scan/correction logic includes logic to store the response received from the scanner/printer apparatus in an answer file in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Kevin G. Currans