Patents by Inventor Michael A. Webb

Michael A. Webb 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: 20070289131
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing printhead modules which can be combined to form a pagewidth printhead is provided which includes laying out each of the printhead modules on a wafer substrate to be either right-handed or left-handed. At least one of the printhead modules is larger than a reticle step used in laying out that printhead module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Mark Pulver, Simon Walmsley, Michael Webb, Richard Plunkett, John Sheahan
  • Publication number: 20070276608
    Abstract: An optical interrogation system is described herein that can interrogate a label-independent-detection (LID) biosensor and monitor a biological event on top of the biosensor without suffering from problematical parasitic reflections and/or problematical pixelation effects. In one embodiment, the optical interrogation system is capable of interrogating a biosensor and using a low pass filter algorithm to digitally remove problematic parasitic reflections contained in the spectrum of an optical resonance which makes it easier to determine whether or not a biological event occurred on the biosensor. In another embodiment, the optical interrogation system is capable of interrogating a biosensor and using an oversampling/smoothing algorithm to reduce oscillations in the estimated location of an optical resonance caused by the problematical pixelation effect which makes it easier to determine whether or not a biological event occurred on the biosensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventors: Jacques Gollier, Garrett Piech, Michael Webb, Qi Wu
  • Publication number: 20070268320
    Abstract: A pagewidth inkjet printer is provided having a pagewidth printhead which has a plurality of printhead modules mounted end to end on a carrier to extend across a pagewidth with each printhead module incorporating a plurality of inkjet nozzles and the nozzles of at least one of the printhead modules being rotationally displaced relative to the carrier, and a printer controller for communicating ink dot data to the inkjet nozzles in accordance with a cumulative correction factor for each printhead module. The printer controller measures the amount of rotational displacement of the rotationally displaced printhead module to determine the cumulative correction factor to at least partially compensate for the rotational displacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2007
    Publication date: November 22, 2007
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Mark Pulver, John Sheahan, Simon Walmsley, Richard Plunkett, Michael Webb
  • Patent number: 7296601
    Abstract: An aboveground fueling facility includes one or more vertical fuel supply tanks, each of which is positioned on a reinforced mounting pad on a fueling island that also includes one or more fuel dispensers. Fuel is supplied from the vertical fuel supply tanks to the dispensers via piping that is secondarily contained within the reinforced mounting pad. Each of the vertical fuel supply tanks may have more than one compartment so as to permit different grades of fuel to be dispensed by the dispensers, including mixtures. Fueling lanes are defined between the vertical fuel supply tanks for permitting vehicular access to the fuel dispensers. A canopy for sheltering the fueling lanes is structurally supported by the vertical fuel supply tanks, and informational signage is provided on the canopy for providing information such as fuel pricing to the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: U-Fuel, Inc.
    Inventor: R. Michael Webb
  • Publication number: 20070247482
    Abstract: An inkjet printhead is provided having a plurality of printhead modules arranged across a pagewidth to be printed. Each printhead module has a plurality of rows of ink ejection nozzles. At least some of the rows include at least one displaced row portion. The displaced row portions of at least some of the rows are different in length than the displaced row portions of at least some of the other rows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Inventors: Mark Pulver, John Sheahan, Simon Walmsley, Richard Plunkett, Kia Silverbrook, Michael Webb
  • Publication number: 20070247490
    Abstract: A printhead is provided which has a plurality of types of printheads modules. Each type of module is determined by its geometric shape in plan so that the combination of the determined module types forms the printhead to extend and print across a pagewidth. At least one row of printhead nozzles defined across the determined types of modules includes at least one displaced row portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Inventors: John Sheahan, Kia Silverbrook, Mark Pulver, Michael Webb, Richard Plunkett, Simon Walmsley
  • Publication number: 20070242094
    Abstract: A printhead is provided having elongate printhead modules arranged parallel to each other to extend across a pagewidth and controllers for processing print data into dot data and for controlling the printhead modules in accordance with the dot data. Each printhead module has plural ink ejection nozzles. At least one of the printhead modules is longer than the other printhead modules. The controllers control ink ejection of the nozzles of the printhead modules in accordance with the dot data. At least one of the controllers is arranged to control all of the printhead modules and at least one other of the controllers is arranged to control only one of the printhead modules. Each controller has serial outputs for supplying the dot data for channels of the associated printhead module or modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Mark Pulver, Simon Walmsley, Michael Webb, Richard Plunkett, John Sheahan
  • Patent number: 7264350
    Abstract: A wearable audio device in the form of eyeglasses speaker mounts supported by the frames of the eyeglass. The speaker mounts are constructed so as to provide independent adjustment in a plurality of directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Oakley, Inc.
    Inventors: James Jannard, Davin Saderholm, Carlos Reyes, Colin Baden, Summer Lane Bruns, Michael Webb, Eric Bernard Daniels
  • Publication number: 20070202543
    Abstract: An optical reader system and method are described herein that can detect a lateral and/or angular misalignment of one or more biosensors so that the biosensors can be properly re-located after being removed from and then reinserted into the optical reader system. In one embodiment, the biosensors are incorporated within the wells of a microplate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Inventors: Jacques Gollier, Garrett Piech, Michael Webb
  • Patent number: 7263700
    Abstract: In a virtual machine environment, a method and apparatus for the use of multiple heaps to retain persistent data and transient data wherein the multiple heaps enables a single virtual machine to be easily resettable, thus avoiding the need to terminate and start a new Virtual Machine as well as enabling a single virtual machine to retain data and objects across multiple applications, thus avoiding the computing resource overhead of relinking, reloading, reverifying, and recompiling classes. The memory hierarchy includes a System Heap, a Middleware Heap and a Transient Heap. The use of three heaps enables garbage collection to be selectively targeted to one heap at a time in between applications, thus avoiding this overhead during the life of an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Francis Bacon, Robert Francis Berry, Rajesh Ramkrishna Bordawekar, Donna Ngar Ting Dillenberger, Elizabeth Anne Hutchison, Susan Patricia Paice, Donald William Schmidt, Martin John Trotter, Alan Michael Webb, Edmund James Whittaker West
  • Publication number: 20070176964
    Abstract: A printhead is provided having elongate printhead modules arranged to aggregately extend across a pagewidth and controllers for processing print data into dot data and for controlling the printhead modules in accordance with the dot data. Each printhead module has plural rows of ink ejection nozzles. The nozzle rows of at least one of the printhead modules are longer than the nozzle rows of the other printhead modules. The controllers control ink ejection of the nozzles of the printhead modules in accordance with the dot data. At least one of the controllers is arranged to control all of the printhead modules and at least one other of the controllers is arranged to control only one of the printhead modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Simon Walmsley, Richard Plunkett, Mark Pulver, John Sheahan, Michael Webb
  • Publication number: 20070176957
    Abstract: A printer architecture and memory card is described. The architecture can include an integrated circuit and a memory card. The memory card can include print swaths and bit-maps of thumbnail images associated with the print swaths. The thumbnail images can be displayed on the hand-held printer. A print swath associated with the selected thumbnail image can be printed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Inventors: Adam Ahne, Thomas Eade, Michael Webb
  • Publication number: 20070153030
    Abstract: A printer is provided having a printhead of first and second elongate printhead modules and first and second printer controllers configured to receive print data and process the print data to output dot data to the printhead. The printhead modules are parallel to each other, are disposed end to end on either side of a join region, and are of different lengths. The first printer controller is arranged to output dot data to both the first and second printhead modules and the second printer controller is arranged to output dot data only to the second printhead module. One or more of the printhead modules has at least one row of print nozzles and at least two shift registers for shifting in the dot data to at least one row. Each print nozzle obtains the dot data from an element of one of the shift registers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventors: Simon Walmsley, Richard Plunkett, John Sheahan, Mark Pulver, Kia Silverbrook, Michael Webb
  • Publication number: 20070153039
    Abstract: A printhead is provided which has a plurality of rows of print nozzles. Each row has first and second drive circuitry for each nozzle respectively positioned at opposite sides of each nozzle with respect to the row. The respective positions of the first and second circuitry of each nozzle of each row are rotated 180 degrees relative to the respective positions of the first and second circuitry of each nozzle in each adjacent row.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventors: Kia Silverbrook, Mark Pulver, Michael Webb, John Sheahan, Simon Walmsley
  • Patent number: D556349
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Edward Golden, George Bucher, David Mahoney, Michael Webb
  • Patent number: D561068
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Edward Golden, George Bucher, David Mahoney, Michael Webb
  • Patent number: D561071
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Edward Golden, George Bucher, David Mahoney, Michael Webb
  • Patent number: D561072
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Edward Golden, George Bucher, David Mahoney, Michael Webb
  • Patent number: D561664
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Edward Golden, George Bucher, David Mahoney, Michael Webb
  • Patent number: D562747
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Edward Golden, George Bucher, David Mahoney, Michael Webb