Patents by Inventor Kevin McIntyre

Kevin McIntyre 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: 20200369042
    Abstract: The instant invention is related to a method for replicating an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventor: Kevin A. McIntyre
  • Patent number: 10744796
    Abstract: A method for forming an image reproduction is detailed. The method includes: providing a media comprising a first side and a second side wherein the second side is opposite the first side; printing a stock image to be reproduced on the first side with ink from an ink-jet printer to form an image precursor; covering the image precursor with an excess of dry tannin powder wherein a portion of the dry tannin powder adheres to the stock image as imaging tannin and a remainder of the dry tannin powder is unaltered dry tannin powder; removing the unaltered dry tanning powder; and placing an aqueous solution of an iron salt on the second side opposite the imaging tannin wherein the iron salt migrates through the media to convert the imaging tannin into the image reproduction wherein the image reproduction replicates the stock image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Kevin A. McIntyre
  • Publication number: 20190351686
    Abstract: A method for forming an image reproduction is detailed. The method includes: providing a media comprising a first side and a second side wherein the second side is opposite the first side; printing a stock image to be reproduced on the first side with ink from an ink-jet printer to form an image precursor; covering the image precursor with an excess of dry tannin powder wherein a portion of the dry tannin powder adheres to the stock image as imaging tannin and a remainder of the dry tannin powder is unaltered dry tannin powder; removing the unaltered dry tanning powder; and placing an aqueous solution of an iron salt on the second side opposite the imaging tannin wherein the iron salt migrates through the media to convert the imaging tannin into the image reproduction wherein the image reproduction replicates the stock image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventor: Kevin A. McIntyre
  • Patent number: 8305604
    Abstract: A method of printing a document, the method includes assigning a permission classification to a document to be printed; assigning a user permission profile to a user; and determining from the user permission profile and the permission classification of the document whether the user is authorized to print the document. Another method of printing a document includes assigning a permission classification to a document to be printed; assigning a printer permission profile to each of a number of network printers; and determining from the permission profile of the network printer and the permission classification of the document whether a the network printer is authorized to print the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Kevin McIntyre
  • Patent number: 7797220
    Abstract: A range bid model allows a buyer to input an upper limit for a desired product or service (with an assumption of a zero buyer lower limit), while a seller inputs a lower limit for the product or service (with an assumption of an infinity seller upper limit). Upon the occurrence of an overlap, where the seller's lower limit is below the buyer's upper limit, the overlap region is divided evenly between the seller lower limit and the buyer upper limit, and both the buyer and seller leave the transaction with a result better than what they were willing to accept. If, however, the buyer's upper limit is below the seller's lower limit, the model provides a “no match” indication or alternatively suggests a theoretical price point between the respective limits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventor: Kevin A. McIntyre
  • Publication number: 20080263675
    Abstract: A method of printing a document, the method includes assigning a permission classification to a document to be printed; assigning a user permission profile to a user; and determining from the user permission profile and the permission classification of the document whether the user is authorized to print the document. Another method of printing a document includes assigning a permission classification to a document to be printed; assigning a printer permission profile to each of a number of network printers; and determining from the permission profile of the network printer and the permission classification of the document whether a the network printer is authorized to print the document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventor: Kevin McIntyre
  • Publication number: 20080062839
    Abstract: An optical disc system includes a photo detector circuit of an optical disc drive and a signal processing system. The photo detector circuit is configured to generate at least one information-carrying signal from an optical disc assembly. The signal processing system is coupled to the photo detector circuit to obtain from the at least one information-carrying signal both operational information used to operate the optical disc system and data indicative of presence and/or characteristics of an investigational feature associated with the optical disc assembly. Methods and discs for imaging a biological or medical investigational feature are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Inventors: Mark Worthington, Stephen Shu, Kevin McIntyre
  • Publication number: 20070264722
    Abstract: An optical analysis disc includes grooves defining corresponding laser-readable tracks and trigger marks that identify respective target regions on the disc. The trigger marks are implemented as a radial interruption of the grooves to thereby produce an increased reflection of a laser beam. There is also provided an optical analysis disc system including a trigger mechanism having a trigger detector adapted to detect interruptions in grooves of an optical analysis disc. A related method for triggering through interrupted grooves of an optical analysis disc includes detecting interruption in the grooves, generating an electrical reflection signal corresponding to the interruptions detected, and elaborating said reflection signal, so that to generate a trigger signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Applicants: Burstein Technologies, Inc., Nagaoka & Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: James Coombs, Kevin McIntyre, Mark Worthington
  • Publication number: 20070077605
    Abstract: This invention relates to clinical diagnostic assays, related optical bio-discs, and a disc-reading apparatus. The invention is directed to methods and apparatuses for performing immunohematology assays using an optical bio-disc analysis system. The invention is further directed to an optical bio-disc for performing an immunohematologic assay including a substrate having encoded information associated therewith. The encoded information may be readable by a disc drive assembly to control rotation of the disc. The disc may also include at least one target zone or capture zone associated with the substrate. The target zone is disposed at a predetermined location relative to a center of the substrate. The disc further includes a plurality of capture antibodies immobilized within the target zone, a flow channel, fluidic circuit, or analysis chamber associated with the target zone, and an input site in fluid communication with the analysis chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Publication date: April 5, 2007
    Inventors: Susan Hurt, John Gordon, Kevin McIntyre
  • Publication number: 20070070848
    Abstract: An optical disc drive for reading encoded information, such as on a CD, CD-R, or DVD, is modified to read biological or chemical investigational features from a disc. The modifications can include software changes or the addition of hardware desirably without the need to modify the disc drive electronics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Publication date: March 29, 2007
    Inventors: Mark Worthington, Kevin McIntyre
  • Publication number: 20060235309
    Abstract: An apparatus for validating a non-invasively obtained estimate of LVEDP includes a non-invasive system for non-invasively obtaining a first estimate of the LVEDP; an invasive system for invasively obtaining a second estimate of the LVEDP concurrent with the first estimate; and a processor for comparing the first and second estimates of the LVEDP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventor: Kevin McIntyre
  • Patent number: 6961789
    Abstract: An implementation of an improved Multiple-Original-Output (“Mopying”) technology for multifunction devices (MFDs), described herein, enables a user at a computer to fully control and access the functions of a Mopy-enabled MFD. With this technology, the user fully controls the source (e.g. data and paper) for each Mopy of a Mopy job. Similarly, the user fully controls the destination (e.g. paper and communications) for each Mopy of a Mopy job. This abstract itself is not intended to limit the scope of this patent. The scope of the present invention is pointed out in the appending claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: C. Kevin McIntyre
  • Publication number: 20050185569
    Abstract: An optical analysis disc includes grooves defining corresponding laser-readable tracks and trigger marks that identify respective target regions on the disc. The trigger marks are implemented as a radial interruption of the grooves to thereby produce an increased reflection of a laser beam. There is also provided an optical analysis disc system including a trigger mechanism having a trigger detector adapted to detect interruptions in grooves of an optical analysis disc. A related method for triggering through interrupted grooves of an optical analysis disc includes detecting interruption in the grooves, generating an electrical reflection signal corresponding to the interruptions detected, and elaborating said reflection signal, so that to generate a trigger signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2003
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Inventors: James Coombs, Kevin McIntyre, Mark Worthington
  • Publication number: 20050030649
    Abstract: A technique for attaching an optical element to a structural element is disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the technique may be realized as an apparatus for attaching an optical element to a structural element. Such an apparatus may comprise an optical element formed of a material having a first coefficient of thermal expansion value, a structural element formed of a material having a second coefficient of thermal expansion value, and an intermediate element formed of a material having a third coefficient of thermal expansion value that is between the first coefficient of thermal expansion value and the second coefficient of thermal expansion value. The intermediate element is disposed between the optical element and the structural element such that thermal stress between the optical element and the structural element are transferred to the intermediate element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2004
    Publication date: February 10, 2005
    Inventors: William Hubbard, Kevin McIntyre, Andrew Radl, Thomas Schaefer, Ian Prees
  • Publication number: 20050002827
    Abstract: An optical analysis disc includes a substrate having an inner perimeter and an outer perimeter and an operational layer associated with the substrate. The operational layer includes encoded information located substantially along information tracks. An analysis area includes investigational features. The analysis area is positioned between the inner perimeter and the outer perimeter of the substrate and directed along the information tracks so that when an incident beam of electromagnetic energy tracks along the information tracks, any investigational features within the analysis zone are thereby interrogated circumferentially.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2003
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Inventors: Kevin McIntyre, James Coombs
  • Publication number: 20040190062
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system and method are provided for formatting source data to be imaged onto a print media. The system is configured to format a single page from the source data as multiple instances within a single page of print media. The formatted data can then be formed as a image by an imaging mechanism. In this manner, the system provides a user with additional formatting options and may reduce an amount of consumed print media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventor: C. Kevin McIntyre
  • Patent number: 6744998
    Abstract: A network or local printer has a video demonstration mode, preferably using a control console of the printer to display steps to be performed by a human user, by producing a video presentation. A stored selection of video clips is stored or made available, each demonstrating an operation being performed on an exemplary printer that resembles the particular printer apparatus. A video clip processor selects among the video clips and/or controls the manner of playback, based on sensed conditions and/or user input to assist the human user in performing the operation, without boring experienced users or overloading inexperienced ones with unneeded information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: C. Kevin McIntyre
  • Patent number: 6724496
    Abstract: A print job representing a visible output of a document is created from a print job representing the document. The print job contains page description language (PDL) commands. The PDL commands are sent to a computing device where executable code, such as a computer program, translates the PDL commands into a raster image. The raster image is then communicated to an input output (I/O) interface of an imaging system. The I/O interface communicates the raster image to a printing subsystem where the raster image is printed. The print job may be first sent to the computing device for creating the raster image, then the raster image sent to the imaging system. Alternatively, the print job may be first sent to the imaging system where it is redirected to the computing device. The print job is then communicated to the computing device where the raster image is created from the print job. The raster image is then returned to the imaging system for printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: C. Kevin McIntyre
  • Publication number: 20040057743
    Abstract: A printer such as a network printer or a peripheral printer coupled to a processor is provided with a video demonstration mode, preferably using a control console of the printer to display selected digital video files. The printer can be a digital printer, copier, fax printer, or multipurpose device, having a mechanism for applying markings and a sheet handler, wherein at least certain operations require steps to be performed by a human user. The control console or another display or readout is provided, capable of reproducing a video presentation. A stored selection of video clips is stored or made available, each of the video clips containing a demonstration of an operation being performed on an exemplary printer that resembles said printer apparatus. Preferably, a video clip processor selects among the video clips and/or controls the manner of playback, based on sensed conditions and/or user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Inventor: C. Kevin McIntyre
  • Patent number: D539283
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Hwlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: C. Kevin McIntyre