Patents by Inventor Robert Ronald REED

Robert Ronald REED 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: 20220314646
    Abstract: A printing system comprises an ink deposition assembly, a media transport device, and an airflow control system. The ink deposition assembly comprises printheads to deposit a print fluid, such as ink, on print media, such as paper, transported through a deposition region. The media transport device holds the print media against a moving support surface, such as a belt, by vacuum suction through holes in the media transport device and transports the print media though the deposition region. The airflow control system comprises a damper and an actuator configured to move the damper along a cross-process direction. The damper blocks airflow through a subset of the holes along a side of the media transport device, the subset varying based on a position of the damper. The damper is moved to change the subset of the holes blocked by the damper based on a size of the print medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert E. ROSDAHL, JR., Richard P. FICARRA, Robert Ronald REED, Christine Ann STEURRYS
  • Publication number: 20220314665
    Abstract: A printing system comprises a media transport device which holds print media, such as paper, against a movable support surface, such as a belt, by vacuum suction through holes in a vacuum platen and transports the print media though a deposition region of one or more printheads, which deposit a print fluid, such as ink, on the print media. The printing system comprises an airflow control device comprising dampers that are moveable along a direction perpendicular to the vacuum platen between an undeployed configuration and a deployed configuration, each damper blocking at least one row of the holes in the deployed configuration. The airflow control device also comprises actuators to move the damper(s). The actuator(s) are controlled to selectively move the damper(s) between the undeployed and deployed configuration based on a position of an inter-media zone between adjacent print media held against the movable support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert E. ROSDAHL, JR., Richard P. FICARRA, Robert Ronald REED, Christine Ann STEURRYS
  • Publication number: 20220305816
    Abstract: A printing system comprises a print fluid deposition assembly, a media transport device, and an air flow control system. The print fluid deposition assembly comprises a printhead module comprising a plurality of printheads to eject a print fluid to a deposition region. The media transport device holds a print medium against a movable support surface by vacuum suction and transports the print medium through the deposition region. The air flow control system is arranged to flow air toward the movable support surface at locations upstream and downstream of the printhead module, based on a location of a print medium relative to the printhead module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert E. ROSDAHL, JR., Richard P. FICARRA, Robert Ronald REED, Christine Ann STEURRYS