Patents by Inventor Robert J. Meyer

Robert J. Meyer 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: 10668608
    Abstract: A pneumatic powered fastener driving tool including a housing including a main compartment and a handle extending from the main compartment and an end plug removably attachable to the handle, the end plug including a mounting base attachable to a bottom section of the handle, a pneumatic connector receiver extending outwardly from the mounting base, a belt hook receiver extending outwardly from the mounting base, and a mounting bracket extending downwardly from the mounting base. The tool further includes a belt hook with limited rotation. The present disclosure also provides the fastener driving tool end plug removably attachable to a handle of a pneumatic powered fastener driving tool and a limited rotation belt hook attachable to the pneumatic powered fastener driving tool end plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20170297186
    Abstract: A pneumatic powered fastener driving tool having components configured, weighted, sized, shaped, placed, and arranged such that a first center of gravity envelope that encompasses a first defined area related to a top section of a trigger of the tool for a first operational state, a second center of gravity envelope that encompasses a second defined area related to a bottom section of the trigger of the tool for a second operational state, and a plurality of third center of gravity envelopes that each encompass an area between the first center of gravity envelope and the second center of gravity envelope for third operational states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventor: Robert J. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20170225309
    Abstract: A pneumatic powered fastener driving tool including a housing including a main compartment and a handle extending from the main compartment and an end plug removably attachable to the handle, the end plug including a mounting base attachable to a bottom section of the handle, a pneumatic connector receiver extending outwardly from the mounting base, a belt hook receiver extending outwardly from the mounting base, and a mounting bracket extending downwardly from the mounting base. The tool further includes a belt hook with limited rotation. The present disclosure also provides the fastener driving tool end plug removably attachable to a handle of a pneumatic powered fastener driving tool and a limited rotation belt hook attachable to the pneumatic powered fastener driving tool end plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventor: Robert J. Meyer
  • Patent number: 9201353
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, the present teachings provide an intermediate transfer member including a layer having a phosphorous containing polyamideimide having dispersed therein a conductive additive. A method of manufacturing the intermediate transfer member is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Yuhua Tong, Edward F. Grabowski, Jin Wu, Robert J. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20140248482
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, the present teachings provide an intermediate transfer member including a layer having a phosphorous containing polyamideimide having dispersed therein a conductive additive. A method of manufacturing the intermediate transfer member is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuhua Tong, Edward F. Grabowski, Jin Wu, Robert J. Meyer
  • Patent number: 8280284
    Abstract: Flexible members for use in imaging devices comprise a polyamideimide comprising phosphorus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Wu, Yuhua Tong, Brian P. Gilmartin, Robert J. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20120207521
    Abstract: Flexible members for use in imaging devices comprise two layers with the superior or second layer comprising a polyamideimide comprising phosphorus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jin Wu, Yuhua Tong, Brian P. Gilmartin, Robert J. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20120207520
    Abstract: Flexible members for use in imaging devices comprise a polyamideimide comprising phosphorus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jin Wu, Yuhua Tong, Brian P. Gilmartin, Robert J. Meyer
  • Patent number: 8098925
    Abstract: The presently disclosed embodiments relate in general to electrophotographic imaging members, such as layered photoreceptor structures, and processes for making and using the same. More particularly, the embodiments pertain to an improved photoreceptor that exhibits little to no response to injected charges and demonstrates excellent ghosting properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Markus R. Silvestri, Jin Wu, M. John Hinckel, David M. Skinner, Kent J. Evans, Robert J. Meyer, Kathleen M. Carmichael, Dale S. Renfer
  • Publication number: 20110053065
    Abstract: A photoconductor that includes a supporting substrate, an optional ground plane layer, an optional hole blocking layer, a photogenerating layer, and at least one charge transport layer, and where the charge transport layer contains a cyclohexanecarboxylate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jin Wu, Sherri A. Toates, Robert J. Meyer, Yuhua Tong
  • Publication number: 20100221648
    Abstract: A photoconductor that includes a supporting substrate, an optional ground plane layer, an optional hole blocking layer, a photogenerating layer, and at least one charge transport layer, and where the charge transport layer contains a zinc thione.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jin Wu, Markus R. Silvestri, Robert J. Meyer, Dale S. Renfer
  • Patent number: 7736705
    Abstract: This method to make an original photoconductor or replacement element uses a two-slot coating process to substantially simultaneously deposit a new SMTL coating layer and a thinner overcoating on an already existing SMTL layer or on a substrate. The total thickness of the existing SMTL layer plus the new SMTL layer plus the overcoating thickness should not exceed the thickness of a belt area of a marking machine or corresponding components in the to be replaced photoconductor element or the tolerances set for said SMTL and overcoating layer when making a new belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Robert J. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20100119963
    Abstract: The presently disclosed embodiments relate in general to electrophotographic imaging members, such as layered photoreceptor structures, and processes for making and using the same. More particularly, the embodiments pertain to an improved photoreceptor that exhibits little to no response to injected charges and demonstrates excellent ghosting properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Markus R. Silvestri, Jin Wu, M. John Hinckel, David M. Skinner, Kent J. Evans, Robert J. Meyer, Kathleen M. Carmichael, Dale S. Renfer
  • Patent number: 7467553
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for a micro-machined device having a movable mass rotatably suspended from a frame by one or more hinges for rotation relative thereto frame. A DETF resonator is suspended between the frame and reaction mass, and a capacitor is provided between the frame and movable mass for transmitting a drive signal to the DETF resonator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20080166654
    Abstract: This method to make an original photoconductor or replacement element uses a two-slot coating process to substantially simultaneously deposit a new SMTL coating layer and a thinner overcoating on an already existing SMTL layer or on a substrate. The total thickness of the existing SMTL layer plus the new SMTL layer plus the overcoating thickness should not exceed the thickness of a belt area of a marking machine or corresponding components in the to be replaced photoconductor element or the tolerances set for said SMTL and overcoating layer when making a new belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Inventor: Robert J. Meyer
  • Patent number: 7016073
    Abstract: Utilization of non-printing high-spatial-frequency auxiliary pixels are introduced into the bitmap of halftones utilized in an image to obtain local control of the image development by modification of local average voltage in the development nip. These auxiliary pixels embody frequencies or levels of charge that are past the threshold for printing on the Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) curve, and therefore by themselves result in no toner deposition on the resultant page. These auxiliary pixels will however, position the toner cloud by modulating it and compensate for cleaning field and toner supply effects. This will better position the toner cloud to ensure adequate toner supply to all parts of the image so that the desired printing pixels will print as intended and provide a more faithful rendering of grayscale information in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Meyer, Allen T. Retzlaff, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6970258
    Abstract: Utilization of non-printing high-spatial-frequency auxiliary pixels are introduced into the bitmap of a font to obtain local control of the text image development by modification of local average voltage in the development nip. These auxiliary pixels embody frequencies or levels of charge that are past the threshold for printing on the Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) curve, and therefore by themselves result in no toner deposition on the resultant page. These auxiliary pixels will however, position the toner cloud by modulating it and compensate for cleaning field and toner supply effects. This will better position the toner cloud to ensure adequate toner supply to all parts of the font so that the desired printing pixels will print as intended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Meyer, Allen T. Retzlaff, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6919973
    Abstract: Utilization of non-printing high-spatial-frequency auxiliary pixels are introduced into the bitmap of an image to obtain local control of the image development by modification of local average voltage in the development nip. These auxiliary pixels embody frequencies or levels of charge that are past the threshold for printing on the Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) curve, and therefore by themselves result in no toner deposition on the resultant page. These auxiliary pixels will however, position the toner cloud by modulating it and to compensate for cleaning field and toner supply effects. This will better position the toner cloud to ensure adequate toner supply to all parts of the image so that the desired printing pixels will print as intended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Meyer, Allen T. Retzlaff, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6814482
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for dispersal of aggregates of red and white blood cells and platelets. The present invention employs a sonic or ultrasonic device to efficiently breakup aggregates of red and white blood cells and platelets by driving the ultrasonic signal over a small range of frequencies around the acoustic slow wave frequency of the agglomerate. At this frequency, the fluid vibrates out of phase with the solid and is forced out through the pore structure in the agglomerate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Meyer, Christine J. Tarnawskyj
  • Patent number: D787290
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Meyer, Jean-Luc Simonin