Patents by Inventor Michel Georges Encrenaz

Michel Georges Encrenaz 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: 11307514
    Abstract: There is provided a method and apparatus for monitoring conditioning of a rendering material in a storage structure, where the storage structure comprises a passive transceiver. The passive transceiver may generate a varying response signal where a strength of the varying signal can be monitored and used to determine a pre-conditioning parameter indicative of a condition of the storage structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Aleix Fort Filgueira, Alejandro Mielgo, Michel Georges Encrenaz
  • Patent number: 11308373
    Abstract: In examples, a method includes receiving print image data representing an image to be printed and selectively modifying at least one of an initial background print agent color plane and an initial image print agent color plane to determine a modified color plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michel Georges Encrenaz, Jordi Arnabat Benedicto, Javier Castro Soriano, Alejandro Carderera, Emilio Angulo Navarro, Marcos Casaldaliga Albisu
  • Patent number: 11267259
    Abstract: In an example, a method of curing images on a substrate comprises identifying the substrate, determining a deformation temperature of the substrate based on the identifying, calculating a parameter for curing images on the substrate based on the deformation temperature and a thickness of the substrate using a fuzzy logic algorithm, and causing a printing apparatus to cure the images on the substrate based on the parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michel Georges Encrenaz, Pablo Vidal Alvarez, Joaquim Bea Bonet
  • Publication number: 20210331490
    Abstract: In an example, a method of curing images on a substrate comprises identifying the substrate, determining a deformation temperature of the substrate based on the identifying, calculating a parameter for curing images on the substrate based on the deformation temperature and a thickness of the substrate using a fuzzy logic algorithm, and causing a printing apparatus to cure the images on the substrate based on the parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michel Georges Encrenaz, Pablo Vidal Alvarez, Joaquim Bea Bonet
  • Publication number: 20210287062
    Abstract: In examples, a method includes receiving print image data representing an image to be printed and selectively modifying at least one of an initial background print agent color plane and an initial image print agent color plane to determine a modified color plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michel Georges Encrenaz, Jordi Arnabat Benedicto, Javier Castro Soriano, Alejandro Carderera, Emilio Angulo Navarro, Marcos Casaldaliga Albisu
  • Publication number: 20210103232
    Abstract: There is provided a method and apparatus for monitoring conditioning of a rendering material in a storage structure, where the storage structure comprises a passive transceiver. The passive transceiver may generate a varying response signal where a strength of the varying signal can be monitored and used to determine a pre-conditioning parameter indicative of a condition of the storage structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Aleix Fort Filgueira, Alejandro Mielgo, Michel Georges Encrenaz
  • Publication number: 20210053361
    Abstract: A first input color channel value for a first colorant and a second input color channel value for a second colorant are received. A first number of drops of a first colorant is obtained based on the first input color channel value and a first drop sequence. A second number of drops of a second colorant is obtained based on the second input color channel value and a second drop sequence. The first drop sequence defines a first mapping between input color channel values and number of drops and the second drop sequence defines a second, different, mapping between input color channel values and number of drops.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Juan SAEZ GOMEZ, Michel GEORGES ENCRENAZ, Fernando CHICA AGUILERA
  • Patent number: 10747486
    Abstract: Web server based color management hosted by a web server is provided enabling a production device to produce a print job with a similar color appearance as a reference device. The web server receives a production device color management profile and a reference device color management profile. The web server creates an output color management profile based on the color management profile of the production device and the color management profile of the reference device. The output color management profile maps device-independent color values associated in the color management profile of the reference device to device-specific color values for colors reproducible by the production device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michel Georges Encrenaz, Josep Abad Peiro
  • Patent number: 10352319
    Abstract: A pump for the transfer a predetermined total volume of fluid from a pump inlet to a pump outlet in a unit of time is calibrated by deriving a count of the number of times a volume of the fluid is transferred from a pump inlet to a pump outlet in a unit of time; and adjusting the number of times the volume is transferred in a unit of time until the derived count is substantially equal to a predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Bhishma Hernandez Martinez, Michel Georges Encrenaz, Fernando Bayona Alcolea
  • Publication number: 20190146737
    Abstract: Web server based color management hosted by a web server is provided enabling a production device to produce a print job with a similar color appearance as a reference device. The web server receives a production device color management profile and a reference device color management profile. The web server creates an output color management profile based on the color management profile of the production device and the color management profile of the reference device. The output color management profile maps device-independent color values associated in the color management profile of the reference device to device-specific color values for colors reproducible by the production device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michel Georges Encrenaz, Josep Abad Peiro
  • Patent number: 10226938
    Abstract: An example device in accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure includes a first reservoir for a printable composition, a pump fluidically coupled to the first reservoir and a second reservoir, a sensor, and a controller. The controller is to identify first and second reservoir statuses based on the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Fernando Bayona, Michel Georges Encrenaz, Albert Crespi, Joan-Albert Miravet, Bhishma Hernandez Martinez
  • Patent number: 10205849
    Abstract: A processing apparatus is provided. The processing apparatus includes a controller to process information as part of a Halftone Area Neugebauer Separation printing process to use at least one opaque ink as a process colorant in combination with at least one further process colorant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jan Morovic, Peter Morovic, Juan Manuel Garcia Reyero Vinas, Ronald Albert Askeland, Andreas Muller, Michel Georges Encrenaz
  • Patent number: 10195867
    Abstract: An example device in accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure includes a first reservoir for a printable composition, a pump fluidically coupled to the first reservoir and a second reservoir, and a valve to prevent backflow from the second reservoir to the pump. The valve is to selectively isolate the second reservoir from the pump based on a threshold pump pressure under which the valve is to close.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Fernando Bayona, Michel Georges Encrenaz, Albert Crespi, Joan Albert Miravet, Bhisma Hernandez Martinez
  • Patent number: 10200568
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for processing an image such as a halftone image. For example, in some embodiments, pixels of an image are checked to see if when printed would be represented by a given output. Pixels of the image that match defined values are replaced with pixels that are represented by a different set of outputs. This latter set of outputs may be selected to optimize one or more imaging attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michel Georges Encrenaz, Peter Morovic, Johan Maurice Lammens, Jan Morovic
  • Patent number: 10194052
    Abstract: Systems and methods for replacing cells of an image based on some pre-determined metric are described herein. For example, systems and methods described herein may improve the functioning of a standard imaging system. For example, the systems and methods described herein may be used to post-process existing images in an imaging system based on one or more pre-determined metrics and improve the halftone images according to those pre-determined metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Peter Morovic, Jan Morovic, Michel Georges Encrenaz
  • Patent number: 10035356
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an inkjet printer 30 including a carriage unit to which a printhead (PT) is coupled, a primary ink tank (T1) and a secondary ink tank (T2) to store ink, and a controller (CT2) to control a pump (PM) so as to cause the secondary ink tank (T2) to supply the primary ink tank (T1) with ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michel Georges Encrenaz, Joaquim Bea, Emilio Angulo Navarro
  • Publication number: 20180010599
    Abstract: A pump for the transfer a predetermined total volume of fluid from a pump inlet to a pump outlet in a unit of time is calibrated by deriving a count of the number of times a volume of the fluid is transferred from a pump inlet to a pump outlet in a unit of time; and adjusting the number of times the volume is transferred in a unit of time until the derived count is substantially equal to a predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Bhishma Hernandez Martinez, Michel Georges Encrenaz, Fernando Bayona Alcolea
  • Publication number: 20170355198
    Abstract: An example device in accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure includes a first reservoir for a printable composition, a pump fluidically coupled to the first reservoir and a second reservoir, a sensor, and a controller. The controller is to identify first and second reservoir statuses based on the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Fernando Bayona, Michel Georges Encrenaz, Albert Crespi, Joan-Albert Miravet, Bhishma Hernandez Martinez
  • Publication number: 20170331979
    Abstract: Systems and methods for replacing cells of an image based on some pre-determined metric are described herein. For example, systems and methods described herein may improve the functioning of a standard imaging system. For example, the systems and methods described herein may be used to post-process existing images in an imaging system based on one or more pre-determined metrics and improve the halftone images according to those pre-determined metrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Peter Morovic, Jan Morovic, Michel Georges Encrenaz
  • Publication number: 20170313095
    Abstract: An example device in accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure includes a first reservoir for a printable composition, a pump fluidically coupled to the first reservoir and a second reservoir, and a valve to prevent backflow from the second reservoir to the pump. The valve is to selectively isolate the second reservoir from the pump based on a threshold pump pressure under which the valve is to close.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Fernando Bayona, Michel Georges Encrenaz, Albert Crespi, Joan Albert Miravet, Bhisma Hernandez Martinez