Patents by Inventor Peter Granby

Peter Granby 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: 11409942
    Abstract: Devices and methods use a processor, a scanner, and a display screen. The processor is used to recognize Braille characters within the field of view of the scanner. The processor is used to convert the Braille characters into text, and the display screen is used to display the text visibly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Rajana M. Panchani, Michael D. McGrath, Patrick W. B. Gerrits, Peter Granby
  • Publication number: 20220247880
    Abstract: Apparatuses include, among other components, a user identification device operatively connected to a processor. In processing, the user identification device is adapted to identify a user of the apparatus. Also, a user interface is operatively connected to the processor. In such processing, the processor is adapted to select a communication format from a plurality of communication formats based on the user identified by the user identification device. With the processing, the processor is also adapted to control the user interface to communicate with the user using the selected communication format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Rajana M. Panchani, Peter Granby, Michael D. McGrath
  • Publication number: 20220215154
    Abstract: Devices and methods use a processor, a scanner, and a display screen. The processor is used to recognize Braille characters within the field of view of the scanner. The processor is used to convert the Braille characters into text, and the display screen is used to display the text visibly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Rajana M. Panchani, Michael D. McGrath, Patrick W.B. Gerrits, Peter Granby
  • Patent number: 11252297
    Abstract: A method of detecting fraudulent use of a printing device including a non-contact memory tag, including receiving a request to read the tag, receiving information from the tag, determining an installed configuration of the printing device from the information, comparing the installed configuration to a current configuration of the printing device, and in response to determining that the current configuration is not the same as the installed configuration, indicating that a violation exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Rajana Mukesh Panchani, Kenneth Schleede, Peter Granby, Patrick Wilhelmus Bernardus Gerrits
  • Patent number: 11252285
    Abstract: A menu of processing options of a publicly shared machine is presented on a user interface of a remote computerized device using an application (app). The publicly shared machine can include a printing component, a scanning component, a non-contact user identification component, etc. The app creates a job from options selected from the menu. The job is transmitted from the app to the publicly shared machine. The publicly shared machine notifies the app of availability to perform the job. In turn, the app provides a notice on the user interface of the remote computerized device that the publicly shared machine is available to perform the job. These methods further identify the user present at the publicly shared machine using the non-contact user identification component, allowing the publicly shared machine to perform the job based on the non-contact user identification, without requiring additional user interaction with the publicly shared machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Noah J. D. Ullmann, Jeremy H. L. Griffith, John F. Whiting, Rajana M. Panchani, Peter Granby, Michael D. McGrath
  • Publication number: 20210281694
    Abstract: A printing device, comprising a frame, an image-forming module, a non-volatile memory (NVM), a control operatively arranged to read the NVM incidental to controlling the printing device, and a first tag connected to the frame, the first tag holding information relating to a configuration of the printing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Rajana Mukesh Panchani, Kenneth Schleede, Peter Granby, Patrick Wilhelmus Bernardus Gerrits
  • Publication number: 20210281708
    Abstract: A method of detecting fraudulent use of a printing device including a non-contact memory tag, including receiving a request to read the tag, receiving information from the tag, determining an installed configuration of the printing device from the information, comparing the installed configuration to a current configuration of the printing device, and in response to determining that the current configuration is not the same as the installed configuration, indicating that a violation exists.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Rajana Mukesh Panchani, Kenneth Schleede, Peter Granby, Patrick Wilhelmus Bernardus Gerrits
  • Patent number: 10979594
    Abstract: A method of detecting fraudulent use of a printing device including a non-contact memory tag, comprising receiving, by one or more computer processors, a request to read the tag, receiving, by the one or more computer processors, information from the tag, determining, by the one or more computer processors, an installed configuration of the printing device from the information, comparing, by the one or more computer processors, the installed configuration to a current configuration of the printing device, and in response to determining that the current configuration is not the same as the installed configuration, indicating, by the one or more computer processors, that a violation exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Rajana Mukesh Panchani, Kenneth Schleede, Peter Granby, Patrick Wilhelmus Bernardus Gerrits
  • Patent number: 10868930
    Abstract: A method provides for language selection on a shared local user interface, such as an interface for operating a printer that is used by multiple users having a variety of first languages. The method includes providing at least one mechanism on a shared local user interface for selection of one of an original set of languages for text to be displayed on the local user interface. One mechanism may include displaying text in each of the languages contemporaneously or sequentially. At a plurality of times, a respective user's selection of one of the original set of languages is received. Based on a plurality of user selections, a modified set of languages can be learned which is then used in place of the original set of languages when providing the at least one language selection mechanism at a subsequent time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenneth B. Schleede, Peter Granby, Rajana Mukesh Panchani, Mirelsa Fontanes-Pérez
  • Publication number: 20200366803
    Abstract: A method provides for language selection on a shared local user interface, such as an interface for operating a printer that is used by multiple users having a variety of first languages. The method includes providing at least one mechanism on a shared local user interface for selection of one of an original set of languages for text to be displayed on the local user interface. One mechanism may include displaying text in each of the languages contemporaneously or sequentially. At a plurality of times, a respective user's selection of one of the original set of languages is received. Based on a plurality of user selections, a modified set of languages can be learned which is then used in place of the original set of languages when providing the at least one language selection mechanism at a subsequent time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth B. Schleede, Peter Granby, Rajana Mukesh Panchani, Mirelsa Fontanes-Pêrez
  • Publication number: 20190279152
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for tracking and recording package delivery data. In an example embodiment, a memory label can be provided, which includes micro-circuits printed on the memory label. Such micro-circuits include rewritable memory. The memory label is configured to include a pre-determined set of data regarding a package to be delivered in a delivery workflow. The pre-determined set of data is stored in the rewritable memory. The pre-determined set of data can be updated at each subsequent point in the delivery workflow to produce updated data about the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Peter Granby, Christopher Dermott Wigens, Rajana Mukesh Panchani
  • Patent number: 10104240
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses methods and systems for managing an authentication device such as a card reader coupled to a multi-function device. The multi-function device includes a memory for storing information related to one or more users, one or more pre-authorized users and alert setting instructions. The multi-function device includes an authentication device, coupled to a universal serial bus peripheral port of the device, and configured for: receiving authentication information from a user via an input method. The multi-function device further includes a control system configured for authenticating the user to access the multi-function device for one or more functions, based on the authentication information. The control system is further configured for generating an alert for the one or more pre-authorized users when the authentication device is disconnected or is malfunctioned, and for transmitting the alert to the one or more pre-authorized users, for one or more pre-defined actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter Granby, Rajana Mukesh Panchani
  • Patent number: 10097708
    Abstract: A processor is electrically connected to a scanner, an electronic memory electrically, and a user interface (having a display screen). The display screen displays dimension input fields that identify dimensions of an item to be scanned using the scanner. The display screen also displays an option to reuse the most recently used input dimensions for the item to be scanned, and an option to select from a list of recently used input dimensions for the item to be scanned. The processor saves values of the dimension input fields in the electronic memory, upon the dimensions of an item to be scanned being identified by the user through the dimension input fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Granby, Rajana Mukesh Panchani
  • Publication number: 20180278771
    Abstract: A processor is electrically connected to a scanner, an electronic memory electrically, and a user interface (having a display screen). The display screen displays dimension input fields that identify dimensions of an item to be scanned using the scanner. The display screen also displays an option to reuse the most recently used input dimensions for the item to be scanned, and an option to select from a list of recently used input dimensions for the item to be scanned. The processor saves values of the dimension input fields in the electronic memory, upon the dimensions of an item to be scanned being identified by the user through the dimension input fields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Granby, Rajana Mukesh Panchani
  • Publication number: 20180255189
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses methods and systems for managing an authentication device such as a card reader coupled to a multi-function device. The multi-function device includes a memory for storing information related to one or more users, one or more pre-authorized users and alert setting instructions. The multi-function device includes an authentication device, coupled to a universal serial bus peripheral port of the device, and configured for: receiving authentication information from a user via an input method. The multi-function device further includes a control system configured for authenticating the user to access the multi-function device for one or more functions, based on the authentication information. The control system is further configured for generating an alert for the one or more pre-authorized users when the authentication device is disconnected or is malfunctioned, and for transmitting the alert to the one or more pre-authorized users, for one or more pre-defined actions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Peter Granby, Rajana Mukesh Panchani
  • Patent number: 9250599
    Abstract: An auto tray switching method that is invoked when a misfeed occurs includes automatically switching to a different paper tray that has appropriate paper stock to continue a job. A misfeed signal is indicated only if the tray in which the misfeed occurred is selected by a user for another job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Bradford, Peter Granby, Stephen Foster, Wayne Rudge, John A Kerslake, Christopher D Olliffe
  • Patent number: 9207609
    Abstract: A method of printing is provided comprising: assigning a first set of image performance parameters from a plurality of image performance parameters to an associated image job; communicating the initially assigned first set of image performance parameters of the associated image job to an image marking engine; determining a queue of other image jobs assigned to the image marking engine, wherein the other image jobs are queued before the associated image job; and, assigning a second set of image performance parameters to the associated image job. The second set of image performance parameters can alter the first set of image performance parameters. The altering of the first set of image performance parameters to the second set of image performance parameters reduces a print duration to complete printing of the associated image job. The altering can further include reordering the queue of print jobs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Granby, Stephen Foster, Wayne Rudge, Richard Bradford, John Kerslake, Christopher D. Olliffe
  • Publication number: 20150277335
    Abstract: An auto tray switching method that is invoked when a misfeed occurs includes automatically switching to a different paper tray that has appropriate paper stock to continue a job. A misfeed signal is indicated only if the tray in which the misfeed occurred is selected by a user for another job.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Richard Bradford, Peter Granby, Stephen Foster, Wayne Rudge, John A. Kerslake, Christopher D. Olliffe
  • Patent number: 9122432
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices, including both a front-end computerized device used to submit a print job and a printing device receiving a print job, that can detect a floating signature on the signature page of an electronic document in the print job and can halt printing of that print job until further action is taken by a user. The devices can apply a set of heuristics to analyze the electronic document in order to determine whether it has a signature page and, if so, whether the signature page contains a floating signature. When a floating signature is detected, the device can notify a user and can preclude printing of the print job until such time as a response to the notification is received. Also disclosed herein are associated methods for detecting a floating signature and for halting printing of a print job until further action is taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Granby, Stephen Foster, Wayne Rudge, Richard Bradford, John A. Kerslake, Christopher D. Olliffe
  • Publication number: 20150227332
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices, including both a front-end computerized device used to submit a print job and a printing device receiving a print job, that can detect a floating signature on the signature page of an electronic document in the print job and can halt printing of that print job until further action is taken by a user. The devices can apply a set of heuristics to analyze the electronic document in order to determine whether it has a signature page and, if so, whether the signature page contains a floating signature. When a floating signature is detected, the device can notify a user and can preclude printing of the print job until such time as a response to the notification is received. Also disclosed herein are associated methods for detecting a floating signature and for halting printing of a print job until further action is taken.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Granby, Stephen Foster, Wayne Rudge, Richard Bradford, John A. Kerslake, Christopher D. Olliffe