Patents by Inventor Robert Yraceburu

Robert Yraceburu 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: 11365079
    Abstract: Example printer finishing apparatus are described herein. An example printer disclosed herein includes an alignment guide, a track to align a sheet relative to the alignment guide, a clamp to move between a raised position and a lowered position relative to the sheet, and a force applicator coupled to the clamp. The force applicator is to cause the sheet to engage the alignment guide when the clamp is in the lowered position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Bruce G. Johnson, Robert Yraceburu, Wesley R. Schalk, Luke P. Sosnowski
  • Patent number: 11365080
    Abstract: In some examples, a gimbaled monoclamp can include a housing including a first opening, a second opening, and a pivot point, a clamp disposed at least partially in the housing and including a first pad and a second pad to extend through the first opening and the second opening, respectively, and a pin extending through an opening in the clamp into the pivot point to couple the clamp to the housing in a gimbaled manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Scott Beale, Robert Yraceburu, Elliott Downing, Matthew Douglas Reier
  • Patent number: 11345166
    Abstract: Power allocation in printing devices is disclosed. Independent load requests are received from printing device heater systems. A first load request is received from a first heater system and a second load request is received from a second heater system. Power grants are allocated based on a general power arbitration of a power source in response to the independent load requests. The power grants include a first power grant based on the first load request and a second power grant based on the second load request. The power grants are adjusted based on a contextual printing condition. The power grants are adjusted to apportion a measure of the second power grant to the first power grant rather than provide the measure of the second power grant to the second heater system if a print substance density is outside a selected print substance density threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Duane A Koehler, Robert Yraceburu, Daniel James Magnusson
  • Patent number: 11325400
    Abstract: According to examples, a heated system may include a heat generating device, a temperature sensor to detect temperature in the heated system, and a controller. The controller may store temperatures detected by the temperature sensor over time and based on a determination that the temperature in the heated system has reached a predefined temperature value, stop application of power to the heat generating device. The controller may also calculate a rate of change of the stored temperatures corresponding to a predefined period of time prior to the application of power to the heat generating device being stopped, may determine a seeding value for a control mechanism of the heat generating device based on the calculated rate of change, and based on aa determination that a predefined condition has occurred, control the control mechanism to apply power to the heat generating device beginning with the determined seeding value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Yraceburu, Daniel James Magnusson
  • Patent number: 11312157
    Abstract: Power allocation in printing devices is disclosed. Independent load requests are received from printing device heater systems. Power grants are allocated based on a general power arbitration of a power source in response to the independent load requests. A power grant is adjusted based on a contextual printing condition to provide an adjusted grant from the power source to a printing device heater system of the printing device heater systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Duane A Koehler, Robert Yraceburu, Daniel James Magnusson
  • Patent number: 11307523
    Abstract: A volt meter and a current meter may measure a voltage and a current for the calculation of power consumption. A controller may calculate the power consumption when a heating element is activated and when the heating element is deactivated. Based on the power consumptions when the heating element is activated or deactivated, a failure condition may be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Duane A. Koehler, Robert Yraceburu
  • Patent number: 11299363
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to print media stacks. In some examples, a device may include a sheet channel to guide a sheet of print media within the sheet channel above and separated in a vertical direction from a stack of printed media when the sheet of print media exits a print path of a printer. The device may include a plurality of clamps to control alignment of the sheet of print media on the stack of printed media when the sheet channel moves outboard from the sheet of print media to allow the sheet of print media to fall onto the stack of printed media, wherein the plurality of clamps sequentially pin the sheet of print media to the stack of printed media from a middle portion of the sheet of print media outward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Scott Beale, Elliott Downing, Robert Yraceburu, Bruce Johnson, Cristopher Royce Jansson, Stuart Scofield, Francisco Javier Gomez, Jonathon Cha Spafford, Catherine Elizabeth Gould, Tom McCue, Matthew Douglas Reier
  • Patent number: 11300595
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, articles of manufacture, and methods to provide an adaptive connection of a resistive element and a temperature-dependent resistive element are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a temperature-dependent resistive element. The example apparatus further includes a resistive element. The example apparatus further includes a switch coupled to the temperature-dependent resistive element and the resistive element. The example apparatus further includes a current sensor to measure a current through the temperature-dependent resistive element. The example apparatus further includes a processor to control the switch to, based on the measured current, (A) couple the temperature-dependent resistive element in parallel to the resistive element or (B) couple the temperature-dependent resistive element in series with the resistive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Duane A. Koehler, Robert Yraceburu
  • Patent number: 11269275
    Abstract: According to examples, an apparatus may include a processor and a nontransitory computer readable medium storing machine readable instructions that when executed by the processor may cause the processor to receive a requested power demand from a first heating component and a second heating component, compare the requested power demand to a first threshold, and select a sequencing and stacking group of a plurality of sequencing and stacking groups for the first heating component and the second heating component corresponding to a result of the requested power demand being compared to the first threshold. The instructions may also cause the processor to control application of power to the first heating component and the second heating component according to the selected sequencing and stacking group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Duane A Koehler, Robert Yraceburu, Francisco Alcazar, Vladislav Shapoval
  • Publication number: 20220050413
    Abstract: An apparatus may include a power connection to receive an input power and a volt meter coupled to the power connection. The volt meter may be to measure an input voltage of the input power. A controller may be coupled to a heating element and the volt meter. The controller may control the heating element based on the input voltage measured by the volt meter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Duane A. Koehler, Robert Yraceburu
  • Publication number: 20220050409
    Abstract: A volt meter and a current meter may measure a voltage and a current for the calculation of power consumption. A controller may calculate the power consumption when a heating element is activated and when the heating element is deactivated. Based on the power consumptions when the heating element is activated or deactivated, a failure condition may be determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Duane A. Koehler, Robert Yraceburu
  • Publication number: 20220032664
    Abstract: An example system may comprise a media support including a wall and a base and a restraining extension extending in a first direction to constrain print media, when present, to a space below the restraining extension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Elliott Downing, Bruce G. Johnson, Robert Yraceburu
  • Patent number: 11230120
    Abstract: Power allocation in printing devices is disclosed. Independent load requests are received from printing device heater systems including an independent load request is received from a printing device heater system of the printing device heater systems. A power allowance of an amount of a power output is allocated to the printing device heater system if a print substance density is outside a print substance density threshold and the independent load request is outside a load threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Duane A Koehler, Robert Yraceburu, Daniel James Magnusson
  • Patent number: 11231669
    Abstract: Power allocation in printing devices is disclosed. A first load request is received from a first heater system having a first thermal time constant and a second load request is received from a second heater system having a second thermal time constant. Power grants are allocated based on a general power arbitration of a power source in response to the independent load requests. The power grants include a first power grant based on the first load request and a second power grant based on the second load request. The power grants are adjusted to apportion a measure of the first power grant to the second power grant rather than provide the measure of the first power grant to the first heater system if a print substance density is within a selected print substance density threshold and the first load request is within a selected load threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Duane A Koehler, Robert Yraceburu, Daniel James Magnusson
  • Publication number: 20220019274
    Abstract: In some examples, a system identifies a plurality of time periods in which a time period includes a power event and a zero power event. The system tracks a cumulative error value that is adjusted based on elimination of a power event or elimination of a zero power event in the time period. The system determines a value of a first term if a power event in the time period is eliminated, and determines a value of a second term if a zero power event in the time period is eliminated, and based on the cumulative error value, the value of the first term, and the value of the second term, decides between eliminating the power event in the time period and eliminating the zero power event in the time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Yraceburu, Duane A. Koehler, Daniel James Magnusson
  • Publication number: 20220009250
    Abstract: In some examples, a system can include: a heating device, a Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) controller and a switching mechanism to selectively enable transmission of signals to the heating device based on a real time temperature in proximity to the heating device, wherein the PID controller is to continuously output pulse width modulation (PWM) signals independent of selective transmission of signals by the switching mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Daniel James Magnusson, Robert Yraceburu, Timothy Jacob Luedeman
  • Patent number: 11214457
    Abstract: In one example, a media puller device can include a snowplow device coupled to a first end of a hinge, a leading end of the media puller device coupled to a second end of the hinge, and a tension device coupled between the snowplow device and the media puller device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Yraceburu, Arturo Ayala, Elliott Downing, Matthew Douglas Reier, Gene Jones
  • Publication number: 20210382422
    Abstract: In some examples, a media conditioner includes a conveying component to convey a sheet of printable media, a heating element to heat the conveying component, a temperature sensor to measure a temperature of the conveying component, a media sensor to detect the sheet of printable media, and a controller to provide a power level to the heating element. A temperature set-point is set to a pre-established value. Based on data from the temperature sensor, the controller is to maintain the temperature of the conveying component at the temperature set-point by varying the power level. The controller is to apply a boost to the power level based on a signal from the media sensor while the temperature set-point remains at the pre-established value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Alan Shibata, Matthew Raisanen, Robert Yraceburu, Richard Lee Brinkly
  • Patent number: 11173701
    Abstract: An example of a print system including a dryer to dry a sheet of paper. The print system includes a media feeder to feed the sheet of paper into the dryer and a controller to vary a speed of the media feeder. The print system includes a communication interface to receive data associated with an image to print on the sheet of paper and a processor. The processor is coupled to the controller and the communication interface. The processor is to determine a first density index for a first portion of the image and to determine a second density index for a second portion of the image. The processor is to adjust the speed of the media feeder via the controller based on the first density index and the second density index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Yraceburu, Timothy Jacob Luedeman
  • Patent number: 11176432
    Abstract: A finisher apparatus includes an accumulator to register a print medium of a print job in preparation for a finishing operation, memory to store an attribute of the print job, and a processor coupled to the accumulator and the memory. The processor is to execute instructions. The instructions are to control the accumulator based on the attribute of the print job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Bruce G. Johnson, Matthew Douglas Reier, Elliott Downing, Cristopher Royce Jansson, Robert Yraceburu, Stuart Scofield