Patents by Inventor Steven J Simske

Steven J Simske 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: 20200223148
    Abstract: In an example, a method is described that includes generating a model for fabricating an item via an additive manufacturing process. The model includes a first region defining the item and a second region defining a sacrificial artifact whose presence disguises a physical characteristic of the item. The item and the sacrificial artifact are then fabricated in a common build batch via the additive manufacturing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Wei Huang, Steven J. Simske, Gary J. Dispoto
  • Patent number: 10712280
    Abstract: A gas conduit directs a flow of gas from a gas flow source. A surface enhanced luminescence (SEL) stage is within the conduit and includes a substrate and nano fingers projecting from the substrate. A heater heats the nano fingers to a temperature so as to soften the nano fingers such that the nano fingers collapse towards each other to capture molecules entrained in the gas therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ning Ge, Robert G. Walmsley, Helen A. Holder, Steven J. Simske, Anita Rogacs, Viktor Shkolnikov
  • Patent number: 10712279
    Abstract: An activatable SEL sensor stage may include a substrate, cation metal-based material masses supported by the substrate and isolated from one another and dielectric capping layer over the cation metal-based material masses to inhibit oxidation of the cation metal-based material masses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ning Ge, Helen A. Holder, Steven J. Simske, Anita Rogacs, Viktor Shkolnikov
  • Patent number: 10714179
    Abstract: In some examples, a hybrid memory device includes multiple memory cells, where a given memory cell of the multiple memory cells includes a volatile memory element having a plurality of layers including electrically conductive layers and a dielectric layer between the electrically conductive layers, and a non-volatile resistive memory element to store different data states represented by respective different resistances of the non-volatile resistive memory element, the non-volatile resistive memory element having a plurality of layers including electrically conductive layers and a resistive switching layer between the electrically conductive layers of the non-volatile resistive memory element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ning Ge, Steven J Simske, David George
  • Publication number: 20200211145
    Abstract: An example method is described in which a processor receives a first plurality of symbols selected from a first set of symbols, translates the first plurality of symbols into a second plurality of symbols selected from an M-ary cyclic symbol set, and writes the second plurality of symbols to a surface. An additional example method is described in which a processor captures an image of at least a portion of a surface, detects a first plurality of symbols from the image, where the first plurality of symbols comprises symbols selected from an M-ary cyclic symbol set, translates the first plurality of symbols into a second plurality of symbols selected from a second set of symbols, and performs at least one task responsive to the second plurality of symbols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Steven J. Simske, Robert Ulichney, Matthew D. Gaubatz
  • Publication number: 20200193716
    Abstract: According to an example, an apparatus may include a memory that may store instructions to cause a processor to generate, for each part to be fabricated in a build envelope of a 3D fabricating device, first level descriptions and second level descriptions for the part. The processor may determine, using the first level descriptions, whether there is an arrangement that results in the parts jointly fitting within the build envelope while providing certain thermal decoupling spaces between the parts. In response to a determination that the arrangement using the first level descriptions for the parts has not been determined, the processor may determine, using the second level descriptions, whether there is an arrangement that results in the parts jointly fitting within the build envelope while providing the certain thermal decoupling spaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ning Ge, Steven J. Simske, Chandrakant Patel, Jun Zeng, Paul J. Benning, Lihua Zhao
  • Patent number: 10678903
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to authentication using a sequence of images. For example, a computing device may include an input device to receive data from a user and a processor in communication with the input device. The processor provides a request for a private key associated with the user, where the request includes a public key specifying a set of categories each relating to an object. The processor receives, via the input device, the private key in response to the request, where the private key includes a sequence of images based on the public key. The processor authenticates the user when each image in the sequence of images is associated with a particular object previously assigned to the user based on the set of categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven J. Simske, Tong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10679204
    Abstract: Imaging a package to identify contents associated with the package includes with a camera of a point of sale (POS) system, imaging the package, where an identical identification mark is located on all sides of the package such that when an image of the package is captured, an image of the identification mark appears in the image irrespective of an orientation of the package to the camera and with a database, identifying the contents associated with the package based on the identification mark from the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP.
    Inventors: Steven J. Simske, Tong Zhang, Ed Costello, Gideon Amir, Karl Walters
  • Publication number: 20200164571
    Abstract: A device comprising a material distributor and a fluid dispenser. The material distributor to distribute a build material, layer-by-layer, to form a 3D object. A fluid dispenser to selectively dispense in at least some of the respective layers a first fluid agent and a second fluid agent. The first fluid agent, comprising a first color, is to be dispensed at first selectable voxel locations to affect a first material property of a first portion of the 3D object. The second fluid agent, comprising a second color, is to be dispensed at second selectable voxel locations to at least partially disguise the first color of the first portion of the 3D object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Hewlett-Pacharf Development Commpany, L.P.
    Inventors: Wei Huang, Steven J. Simske, Gary J. Dispoto
  • Patent number: 10648916
    Abstract: A surface enhanced luminescence (SEL) sensor may include a substrate and nano fingers projecting from the substrate. The nano fingers may include a nano finger extending along an axis. The nano finger may include a plasmonically active cap and a pillar supporting the plasmonically active cap. The pillar may have an asymmetric material composition with respect to the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ning Ge, Viktor Shkolnikov, Anita Rogacs, Steven J. Simske
  • Publication number: 20200117967
    Abstract: Example embodiments disclosed herein relate to generating a regressive information object. Information is encoded into an information object at states in a workflow. Information is encoded such that information encoded in a last state in the workflow is readable by an information object reader and information encoded in states prior to the last state is not readable by the information object reader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven J Simske, A. Marie Vans
  • Patent number: 10621481
    Abstract: Example embodiments disclosed herein relate to generating a regressive information object. Information is encoded into an information object at states in a workflow. Information is encoded such that information encoded in a last state in the workflow is readable by an information object reader and information encoded in states prior to the last state is not readable by the information object reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven J Simske, A. Marie Vans
  • Patent number: 10621688
    Abstract: An example method is described in which a processor receives a first plurality of symbols selected from a first set of symbols, translates the first plurality of symbols into a second plurality of symbols selected from an M-ary cyclic symbol set, and writes the second plurality of symbols to a surface. An additional example method is described in which a processor captures an image of at least a portion of a surface, detects a first plurality of symbols from the image, where the first plurality of symbols comprises symbols selected from an M-ary cyclic symbol set, translates the first plurality of symbols into a second plurality of symbols selected from a second set of symbols, and performs at least one task responsive to the second plurality of symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven J Simske, Robert Ulichney, Matthew D Gaubatz
  • Publication number: 20200089193
    Abstract: An example system includes a standardized production portion to provide a set of standardized components and a customized production portion to provide a set of customized components. Each standardized component of the set of standardized components is substantially identical to one another, and each customized component of the set of customized components is selected from at least two different custom options. Each customized component includes at least a first portion of a customized part and an associated descriptor. Each customized component is physically coupled to a standardized component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven J. Simske, Guy Adams
  • Patent number: 10572525
    Abstract: One example is a system including a plurality of summarization engines, an evaluator, and a selector. Each of the plurality of summarization engines receives content to provide a summary of the content. The evaluator determines a value of each summary for a selected task. The selector selects a summarization engine for the selected task based on the assessed value of each summary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven J Simske, Malgorzata M Sturgill, Marie Vans, Leandro M Farinati
  • Patent number: 10565942
    Abstract: One example provides a display device. The display device includes an electronic paper display imageable by receiving charges on an imaging surface of the electronic paper display. The display device includes a first ground electrode opposite to a first portion of the imaging surface of the electronic paper display and a second ground electrode opposite to a second portion of the imaging surface of the electronic paper display. Writing to the second portion of the electronic paper display is selectively disableable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Henryk Birecki, Omer Gila, Napoleon J Leoni, Steven J Simske
  • Publication number: 20200051277
    Abstract: A method is disclosed. The method comprises defining a region of interest on a three-dimensional model of an object. The method may comprise capturing an image of an object manufactured according to the three-dimensional model. The method may comprise determining, using a processor, a position and orientation of the three-dimensional model with respect to the object in the captured image. The method may comprise locating the region of interest on the manufactured object. A portion of the manufactured object within the region of interest may comprise an identifiable feature. An apparatus and a machine-readable medium are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Faisal Azhar, Stephen Pollard, Guy Adams, Steven J. Simske
  • Patent number: 10558879
    Abstract: Digital signature authentication systems and methods are disclosed. An example method of authenticating a digital signature extracted from a high resolution image includes comparing an extracted signature from an image to a reference signature. The example method also includes authenticating the extracted signature against the reference signature according to one of a plurality of different authentication protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company L.P.
    Inventors: Stephen Pollard, Steven J. Simske, Guy Adams
  • Patent number: 10560117
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a system, non-transitory computer-readable medium, and method for encoding and decoding information on a data bearing medium. A message comprising a bit string is read. A plurality of substrings in the message may be associated with a phase invariant codeword.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Matthew D Gaubatz, Robert Ulichney, Steven J Simske
  • Publication number: 20200039075
    Abstract: A method comprises moving a robotic structure to a first pose such that an end-effector of the robotic structure has an absolute position comprising an absolute location and absolute orientation. The method comprises providing a calibration artefact on the end-effector. The method comprises determining at least three planes coinciding with at least three respective surface planes of the calibration artefact, by measuring absolute locations of a plurality of points on the calibration artefact. The method comprises determining the absolute location and absolute orientation of the end-effector, when the robotic structure is in the position based on the determined at least three planes. The method also comprises calibrating the first pose of the robotic structure using the determined absolute location and absolute orientation of the end-effector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Pantelis Katsiaris, Guy Adams, Steven J. Simske