Patents by Inventor Michael W. Barrett

Michael W. Barrett 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: 11196894
    Abstract: Disclosed is a novel system and method to enables users to map a user's intent finishing selections for a finishing job to each subsystem, e.g., device, protocol, ADF, and finisher unit, of an imaging device. The presently claimed invention creates distinct perspectives and a way to map between perspectives. The distinct perspectives include intent orientation, a print protocol, ADF, copy/scan/fax platen, device, and finisher unit. Through use of novel transformation for automating image rotations to dramatically reduce errors with understandable and repeatable correct outcomes. The formal algorithmic and mathematical approaches disclosed in the present invention makes it easier to describe subsystems of an imaging device. The software implementation using this novel approach eliminates the need for conditional logic based programming customized for each imaging device and its various subsystems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Michael W. Barrett, Michael D. Sprague, Stephen Santini, George Gough, Robert L. Larson, Paul Roberts Conlon
  • Patent number: 10656884
    Abstract: A method and system for preventing a printed sensitive or secured print job being left unsecured after a print recovery process by determining if a printer has encountered an interruption in a printing of a print job; determining, when it is determined that a printer has encountered an interruption in a printing of a print job, an identification of a user associated with the interrupted print job; obtaining an authentication code and sending the obtained authentication code to the user identified as being associated with the interrupted print job; recovering from the interruption in the printing of the print job; placing, after recovery, the interrupted print job on hold; determining if a proper authentication code has been received from the user identified as being associated with the interrupted print job; and releasing the held print job when it is determined that a proper authentication code has been received from the user identified as being associated with the interrupted print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Michael W. Barrett
  • Publication number: 20200034093
    Abstract: A method and system for preventing a printed sensitive or secured print job being left unsecured after a print recovery process by determining if a printer has encountered an interruption in a printing of a print job; determining, when it is determined that a printer has encountered an interruption in a printing of a print job, an identification of a user associated with the interrupted print job; obtaining an authentication code and sending the obtained authentication code to the user identified as being associated with the interrupted print job; recovering from the interruption in the printing of the print job; placing, after recovery, the interrupted print job on hold; determining if a proper authentication code has been received from the user identified as being associated with the interrupted print job; and releasing the held print job when it is determined that a proper authentication code has been received from the user identified as being associated with the interrupted print job.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Michael W. Barrett
  • Patent number: 8578160
    Abstract: A method and system for efficiently and securely permitting a user to scan electronic documents from a remote multi-function device to a user's home directory. A user can be authenticated via the multi-function device and electronic credentials associated with the user generated, which are utilized to determine the user's home directory. The multi-function device can then produce a customized template that can be selected by the user when accessing rendering/scanning services. The user can then scan a document and electronically store such a document at the home directory via an SMB (Server Message Block) protocol. Home directories can either be determined via an LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) or configured on a network interface via a default directory path and the user name.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Amanda L. Applin, Parul Patel, Michael W. Barrett, Michael Wang, Cynthia Lambert Moskal
  • Patent number: 8363244
    Abstract: A method, service, system, computer program, etc., provides a list of acceptable authentication servers that a user could use to log in when accessing a networked device, such as a networked printer or document processing device. The embodiments include preparing a module, such as a dynamically loadable module (DLM) for use in the networked system accessed by the users. Each of the networked devices is enabled to accept the DLM. The embodiments forward the DLM to the networked devices as a print job along a print job submission path within the network. The networked devices recognize the DLM as a special job. Further, the networked devices use the DLM to install the XML file on each of the networked devices. Thus, the authentication server lists and authentication programs are updated within each of the networked devices using the DLM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Robert B. Wilkie, Kenneth B. Schleede, Michael W. Barrett, Parul Patel, Eric Lambert, Christian G. Midgley
  • Publication number: 20080289014
    Abstract: A method and system for efficiently and securely permitting a user to scan electronic documents from a remote multi-function device to a user's home directory. A user can be authenticated via the multi-function device and electronic credentials associated with the user generated, which are utilized to determine the user's home directory. The multi-function device can then produce a customized template that can be selected by the user when accessing rendering/scanning services. The user can then scan a document and electronically store such a document at the home directory via an SMB (Server Message Block) protocol. Home directories can either be determined via an LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) or configured on a network interface via a default directory path and the user name.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventors: Amanda L. Applin, Parul Patel, Michael W. Barrett, Michael Wang, Cynthia Lambert Moskal
  • Publication number: 20080244708
    Abstract: A method, service, system, computer program, etc., provides a list of acceptable authentication servers that a user could use to log in when accessing a networked device, such as a networked printer or document processing device. The embodiments include preparing a module, such as a dynamically loadable module (DLM) for use in the networked system accessed by the users. Each of the networked devices is enabled to accept the DLM. The embodiments forward the DLM to the networked devices as a print job along a print job submission path within the network. The networked devices recognize the DLM as a special job. Further, the networked devices use the DLM to install the XML file on each of the networked devices. Thus, the authentication server lists and authentication programs are updated within each of the networked devices using the DLM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Robert B Wilkie, Kenneth B. Schleede, Michael W. Barrett, Parul Patel, Eric Lambert, Christian G. Midgley
  • Patent number: 7414744
    Abstract: A method for tracking facsimile jobs may be employed to examine, at an originating device, an incoming facsimile transmission for information indicating that the transmission originated at the originating device, in which case the incoming message is determined to be a return message which is the result of an error condition. In a preferred embodiment, a return message so determined is not printed, whereas other types of incoming messages are determined to be valid for printing and are processed accordingly. Further, certain incoming messages that are detected as representing “round-trip jobs” are distinguished from return messages and the former are considered valid for printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Michael W. Barrett, Todd Moody, Michael Trent
  • Patent number: 7054024
    Abstract: In a digital scanner or other source for sending documents by electronic mail to a client, the size of the document is determined and a calculation is made of how many segments the document must be divided into. If the required number of segments is so large as to present a risk of flooding a network, a warning is displayed to a user. The system is particularly useful in the context of scanning to e-mail full-color images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: David L. Salgado, Michael W. Barrett
  • Publication number: 20040263894
    Abstract: A method for tracking facsimile jobs may be employed to examine, at an originating device, an incoming facsimile transmission for information indicating that the transmission originated at the originating device, in which case the incoming message is determined to be a return message which is the result of an error condition. In a preferred embodiment, a return message so determined is not printed, whereas other types of incoming messages are determined to be valid for printing and are processed accordingly. Further, certain incoming messages that are detected as representing “round-trip jobs” are distinguished from return messages and the former are considered valid for printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation.
    Inventors: Michael W. Barrett, Todd Moody, Michael Trent
  • Publication number: 20030234956
    Abstract: In a digital scanner or other source for sending documents by electronic mail to a client, the size of the document is determined and a calculation is made of how many segments the document must be divided into. If the required number of segments is so large as to present a risk of flooding a network, a warning is displayed to a user. The system is particularly useful in the context of scanning to e-mail full-color images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2002
    Publication date: December 25, 2003
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: David L. Salgado, Michael W. Barrett
  • Publication number: 20030043416
    Abstract: In a network-based input scanning system, wherein a sender scanning a hard-copy document at a scanner sends the resulting image data to an electronic mail address, the scanner appends an electronic mail address of the sender in the “From:” space of the electronic mail message. In this way, status messages or other responses to the electronic mail message bearing the image data are directed to the sender's computer, and not only to the scanner itself. The identity of the sender is determined by a network-login step the sender uses to access the scanner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2002
    Publication date: March 6, 2003
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Darrell L. Rublee, M. Armon Rahgozar, James C. Campbell, Keith S. Watson, Michael W. Barrett, Peter M. Cucci, Robert E. Crumrine, Daryl D'Entrecasteaux
  • Patent number: 6477443
    Abstract: A method for enabling a printing machine having a customer billing interface to bill the customer for marking jobs having different sheet sizes includes programming different rates for different size sheets into the printing machine. With receipt of a machine enable signal from the customer billing interface, a sheet is fed and the printing machine determines the sheet size. After the printing machine performs a marking operation, the printing machine emits a signal for each sheet marked to the customer billing interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2002
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: David L. Salgado, John W. Daughton, Jeffrey Gramowski, Thomas G. Lindsay, Michael W. Barrett
  • Publication number: 20020035411
    Abstract: A method for enabling a printing machine having a customer billing interface to bill the customer for marking jobs having different sheet sizes includes programming different rates for different size sheets into the printing machine. With receipt of a machine enable signal from the customer billing interface, a sheet is fed and the printing machine determines the sheet size. After the printing machine performs a marking operation, the printing machine emits a signal for each sheet marked to the customer billing interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2000
    Publication date: March 21, 2002
    Inventors: David L. Salgado, John W. Daughton, Jeffrey Gramowski, Thomas G. Lindsay, Michael W. Barrett
  • Patent number: 6239880
    Abstract: A method for processing a job, including image data and a set of attributes, in a document processing system is provided. Each attribute is corresponded with either a default value or a user set value. The document processing system further includes a user interface at which a set of default values are settable, in response to user input, to create a set of user set values, and a memory for storing at least a part of the image data of the job wherein the at least part of the image data of the job is less than all of the image data of the job. The method includes: (a) storing the at least part of the image data in the memory; (b) in response to user input, respectively changing one or more values of the set of user set values to one or more values of the set of default values; and (c) in response to the changing in (b), deleting the at least part of the image data in the memory when a selected condition is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Michael W. Barrett, Andrew T. Martin, Christie A. May, Andrea L. Carpenter, Anne E. Dewitte
  • Patent number: 6215487
    Abstract: A method for altering attribute values in a printing system with a user interface having a display screen is provided. A first user dialog having a first set of attribute values and a second user dialog having a second set of attribute values are selectively displayable on the display screen; while the first set of attribute values is alterable from a first user settable configuration to a first default configuration and the second set of attribute values is alterable from a second user settable configuration to a second default configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Michael W. Barrett, Andrew T. Martin, Christie A. May, Andrea L. Carpenter, Anne E. Dewitte
  • Patent number: 6112039
    Abstract: In a multifunction digital printing apparatus, such as a copier-printer, image data from print jobs are intermingled with image data from copy jobs, such as originating from a digital scanner. Further, scanner-only functions such as electronic filing and sending facsimiles can be performed without need for printing hardware. An auditing device can decrement a user's account on a per-sheet basis regardless of whether a requested job requires the use of the scanner or printing hardware or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: David L. Salgado, Michael W. Barrett, Jeffrey Gramowski, Thomas G. Lindsay
  • Patent number: 5987535
    Abstract: A method of providing immediate status and capability indicators of an imaging device to an operator by displaying at the user interface display screen an indicator of imaging device features available for operation and a display of imaging device features not available for operation. There is also provided a display of imaging device features in use by animating the display screen and there are displayed connecting channels indicating connection of the imaging device to other devices on the network. Finally, there is presented to the operator a manifestation of the capability of concurrent feature operation of the imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Ruediger W. Knodt, Andrew T. Martin, Michael W. Barrett
  • Patent number: 5880727
    Abstract: A method and system enables an assignment of a feature value from a set of preset feature values for a copy operation to be performed on a reprographic system The system displays a first screen on a user interface associated with the reprographic system, the first screen displaying a plurality of activatable areas corresponding to a subset of the set of preset feature values and an activatable area corresponding to a second screen associated with the set of preset reduction enlargement values. The system further determines if the activatable area corresponding to the second screen is engaged and displays the second screen on the user interface associated with the reprographic system the activatable area corresponding to the second screen is engaged, the second screen displaying a plurality of activatable areas such that each preset feature value within the set of preset feature values has an activatable area associated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Michael W. Barrett, Andrew T. Martin, William C. Emerson, Christie A. May
  • Patent number: D397875
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Inventor: Michael W. Barrett