Patents by Inventor Reiner Eschbach

Reiner Eschbach 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: 20190126556
    Abstract: A method of extracting data embedded in a 3D object includes a 3D scanning device scanning a 3D object and extracting data embedded as physical representations in the 3D object. A processing device will identify, from the extracted data, instructions for causing the processing device to perform an action such as identifying building instructions for printing a copy of the 3D object. The processing device will also perform the action to identify the building instructions, and cause a 3D printer to use the building instructions to print the copy of the 3D object. The processing device may be part of the 3D scanning device or part of another device or system that is in communication with the 3D scanning device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Levine, Donald M. Pangrazio, III, David R. Vandervort, Reiner Eschbach, Robert Eero Nuuja
  • Patent number: 10239264
    Abstract: A method and system of producing a three-dimensional object with an anti-counterfeiting measure uses a processor to access a data file including a plurality of parameters for producing a three-dimensional object, wherein the parameters comprise a plurality of structural parameters. The processor may also cause a three dimensional printing device to form the three dimensional object that exhibits the structural parameters by identifying a build material, identifying a concealment material, causing the three dimensional printing device to deposit a mixture of the build material and the concealment material in a plurality of layers, and causing the three dimensional printing device to cure the build material and concealment material to form the three-dimensional object with the anti-counterfeiting measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Levine, Donald M. Pangrazio, III, David R. Vandervort, Reiner Eschbach, Jason C. Tsongas
  • Patent number: 10237442
    Abstract: A document contains a security element that combines a correlation mark and pantograph mark. The pantograph mark includes a dot pattern, part of which is printed to correspond to foreground pixels of the correlation mark, and another part of which is printed to correspond to background pixels of the correlation mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Edward N. Chapman, Reiner Eschbach, Judith E. Stinehour
  • Patent number: 10218509
    Abstract: When printing 3D objects designed by a particular designer, authentication information such as a serial number and a digital signature of the designer are inserted into a CAD file for printing the object. The authentication information is represented as physical structures in or on the 3D-printed object. The physical structures (e.g., pits, cavities of one or more shapes, etc.) can be detected by a scanner (e.g., an ultrasound or the like), and the detected authentication information can be transmitted to an authentication server that determines the authenticity of the 3D-printed object and transmits the authenticity determination to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Donald M. Pangrazio, III, Jonathan D. Levine, Reiner Eschbach, David R. Vandervort, Eugene S. Evanitsky
  • Patent number: 10201938
    Abstract: A method of extracting data embedded in a 3D object includes a 3D scanning device scanning a 3D object and extracting data embedded as physical representations in the 3D object. A processing device will identify, from the extracted data, instructions for performing an action on the data such as: displaying at least a portion of the data, transmitting at least a portion of the data to an external database, transmitting at least a portion of the data to an external application, or receiving user input for handling the data. The processing device may be part of the 3D scanning device or part of another device or system that is in communication with the 3D scanning device. The method includes performing the action, and returning a result of the action to a user of an electronic device. It may also include receiving a user selection of the portion of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Levine, Donald M. Pangrazio, III, David R. Vandervort, Reiner Eschbach, Robert Eero Nuuja
  • Patent number: 10176658
    Abstract: A document may include a non-magnetic substrate, a first colorant mixture printed as a first image upon the substrate, the first colorant mixture including a magnetic ink, and a second colorant mixture printed as a second image upon the substrate in substantially close spatial proximity to the printed first colorant mixture. The second colorant mixture may consist essentially of one or more non-magnetic inks and exhibit properties of both low visual contrast and high magnetic contrast against the first colorant mixture, such that the resultant printed substrate does not reveal the first image to the human eye, but will reveal the first image to a magnetic image reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Reiner Eschbach, Martin S. Maltz, Raja Bala, Yonghui Zhao
  • Patent number: 10155605
    Abstract: A package generation system allows a user to add an ornamental structure to a package flat by receiving a package design file containing data representing package characteristics. The system uses the package design file to identify a two-dimensional layout of the package. The system identifies: (i) a first area of a substrate that will form a two-dimensional flat of a package; (ii) an unused area of the substrate that will not form part of the package; and (iii) an ornamental structure that is attachable to a facet of the package and which fits within a portion of the unused area adjacent to the facet. The system then outputs a representation of the ornamental structure to a user. Examples of ornamental structures include a ribbon, a detachable coupon, or an ornamental face. The system may create the package after the user selects an offered ornamental structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen C. Morgana, Reiner Eschbach
  • Patent number: 10051156
    Abstract: A method and system create an image-based pattern color space for use in conjunction with rendering a print job. The pattern color space is defined, in a page description language, by a variable portion, a fixed portion, and a bounding shape. A procedure is defined for painting the variable and fixed portions within the bounding shape. The variable portion is based upon variable data associated with the print job and the fixed portion is an image associated with the print job such that a gloss mark is created in rendering the print job by painting a gloss mark font text symbol with the image of the print job, and a correlation mark is created in rendering the print job by painting a correlation mark font text symbol with the image of the print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Edward N. Chapman, Reiner Eschbach, William A. Fuss
  • Publication number: 20180178453
    Abstract: A method and system for embedding a database in a 3D object uses a 3D dimensional printing device and a computer-readable memory that stores a build sequence comprising instructions that, when executed by a processor, will cause the 3D printing device to form a three-dimensional object by depositing layers of build material and by including, in one or more of the layers, physical representations that represent a data set that includes a record of information for production of the 3D object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Levine, Donald M. Pangrazio, III, David R. Vandervort, Reiner Eschbach, Robert Eero Nuuja
  • Patent number: 10007653
    Abstract: A method of creating a confidence map for an electronic fillable form may include identifying, by an electronic device, one or more fillable fields of an electronic fillable form. The method may include, for one or more of the identified fillable fields, assigning one or more first coordinates of the electronic fillable form to define a graphical zone associated with the fillable field, assigning one or more second coordinates of the electronic fillable form to define a fill zone, assigning one or more third coordinates of the electronic fillable form to define a click zone, and assigning, by the electronic device, one or more fourth coordinates of the electronic fillable form to define a start zone representing a most likely selection area for the fillable field. The method may include creating, a confidence map associated with the electronic fillable form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Reiner Eschbach, Phillip J. Emmett, Safwan R. Wshah, Edward N. Chapman
  • Publication number: 20180144572
    Abstract: A document may include a non-magnetic substrate, a first colorant mixture printed as a first image upon the substrate, the first colorant mixture including a magnetic ink, and a second colorant mixture printed as a second image upon the substrate in substantially close spatial proximity to the printed first colorant mixture. The second colorant mixture may consist essentially of one or more non-magnetic inks and exhibit properties of both low visual contrast and high magnetic contrast against the first colorant mixture, such that the resultant printed substrate does not reveal the first image to the human eye, but will reveal the first image to a magnetic image reader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Reiner Eschbach, Martin S. Maltz, Raja Bala, Yonghui Zhao
  • Patent number: 9965457
    Abstract: A method of determining placement of an input indicator on an electronic fillable form may include identifying, by an electronic device, a confidence map associated with an electronic fillable form. The confidence map may include, for one or more fillable fields of the electronic fillable form, a set of coordinates that define an area associated with each of one or more zones. The method may include receiving, by the electronic device, a selection of a portion of the electronic fillable form associated with one or more selection coordinates of the electronic fillable form, identifying a zone to which the selection coordinates correspond, and causing an input indicator to be displayed in a fill zone associated with the identified zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Reiner Eschbach, Safwan R. Wshah, Edward Chapman, Phillip J. Emmett
  • Patent number: 9961230
    Abstract: A document generation system creates a secure document by: receiving document content to be printed onto a substrate; creating a stencil mask comprising an image of at least a portion of the document content; receiving an image of a watermark to be printed on the substrate; modifying the watermark to remove portions of the watermark that will correspond to locations of the stencil mask; causing a print device to print the document content on the substrate; and causing the print device to print the modified watermark through the stencil mask on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Reiner Eschbach, Phillip J. Emmett, Edward N. Chapman
  • Publication number: 20180101623
    Abstract: A package design system uses a package design file to cause a cutting device to create a package. The file includes comprises a two-dimensional representation of a three-dimensional structure having a plurality of facets having alternative design scenarios that can be selected based on conditions of the cutting and/or folding device that is used to create the package. An example of such a condition is a thickness of a substrate that is being processed by the device. The system creates the file by creating a set of cut and/or fold line definitions. At least one of the cut and/or fold line definitions will be a variable cut/fold line definition. For each identified variable cut/fold line definition, the system identifies one or more alternate parameters for the variable cut/fold line definition, a first cutting/folding scenario that will not use the alternate parameters, and a second cutting/folding scenario that will use the alternate parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Reiner Eschbach, Stephen C. Morgana
  • Patent number: 9940557
    Abstract: A system prints a document by generating a device-dependent font that is appropriate for the document and the print device. The system does this by identifying a font for the document, identifying an affine transformation matrix for the font, using the device resolution and current page location of the print device to modify the affine transformation matrix to yield a current transformation matrix, adding a reverse of the current transformation matrix to the affine transformation matrix to yield a modified font matrix, and generate a print file using the modified font matrix. The print device then uses the print file print the document with a font corresponding to the modified font matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Edward N. Chapman, Reiner Eschbach
  • Patent number: 9919477
    Abstract: A method and system for embedding a database in a 3D object uses a 3D dimensional printing device and a computer-readable memory that stores a build sequence comprising instructions that, when executed by a processor, will cause the 3D printing device to form a three-dimensional object with an embedded data structure by depositing layers of build material and by including, in one or more of the layers, physical representations that represent a data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Levine, Donald M. Pangrazio, III, David R. Vandervort, Reiner Eschbach, Robert Eero Nuuja
  • Patent number: 9916399
    Abstract: A method and system for creating a customized package design. Package design and preference information related to a shape of the package design is received. The preference information includes user-specified information related to one or more levels of one or more structural attributes of the package design. A detailed design is generated that incorporates the user-specified information and a detailed design file is generated and output. Generation of the detailed design includes identifying functional elements associated with the package that correspond to the user-specified information and altering at least one physical characteristic of the identified functional elements based upon the preference information, and incorporating the altered physical characteristic into the detailed design. A determination can be made as to whether the altered detailed design satisfies any constraints associated with the package being design, and the detailed design file can be updated accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Michael R. Furst, Charles Donahue Rizzolo, William J. Hannaway, Stephen C. Morgana, Reiner Eschbach
  • Patent number: 9916401
    Abstract: A package design system creates one or more package design files by creating cut line instructions and fold line instructions. If the system determines that the package should be split across two or more substrates, it will select a fold line and convert the selected fold line to a seam. Conversion to a seam may occur by creating cut line instructions for the selected fold line, imparting a first set of functional elements on a first side of the seam, and imparting a second set of functional elements on a second side of the seam. The first set of functional elements and the second set of functional elements will form a functional connection when the three-dimensional structure is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Reiner Eschbach, Stephen C. Morgana
  • Patent number: 9916402
    Abstract: A package design system creates one or more package design files by creating cut line instructions and fold line instructions for a package flat. If the system determines that the package flat should be split into two or more subparts across two or more substrates or two or more sub-regions of a single substrate, it will select a fold line and convert the selected fold line to a seam. Conversion to a seam may occur by creating cut line instructions for the selected fold line, imparting a first set of functional elements on a first side of the seam, and imparting a second set of functional elements on a second side of the seam. The first set of functional elements and the second set of functional elements will form a functional connection when the three-dimensional structure is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Reiner Eschbach, Stephen C. Morgana
  • Patent number: 9892585
    Abstract: A document may include a non-magnetic substrate, a first colorant mixture printed as a first image upon the substrate, the first colorant mixture including a magnetic ink, and a second colorant mixture printed as a second image upon the substrate in substantially close spatial proximity to the printed first colorant mixture. The second colorant mixture may consist essentially of one or more non-magnetic inks and exhibit properties of both low visual contrast and high magnetic contrast against the first colorant mixture, such that the resultant printed substrate does not reveal the first image to the human eye, but will reveal the first image to a magnetic image reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Reiner Eschbach, Martin S. Maltz, Raja Bala, Yonghui Zhao