Patents by Inventor Steven T. Breidenbach

Steven T. Breidenbach 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: 7917862
    Abstract: A system for improving the performance of a plurality of peripheral devices is disclosed. In one embodiment, the invention comprises a first peripheral device associated with a first software component and having a first functionality, and a second peripheral device associated with a second software component and having a second functionality, the second peripheral device being coupled to the first peripheral device, the first and second peripheral devices together performing functionality in addition to the first and second functionalities and having a common user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven T. Breidenbach, Michael L Rudd, Michelle R. Lehmeier, Thomas R Mitchell, K Douglas Gennetten, Brian J. Brown, Jerlyn R Culp
  • Patent number: 7499200
    Abstract: A system and method for organizing digital images automatically. A digital image is acquired and automatically converted into an image data file with an associated date, and stored into a file system folder associated with that date. When the digital image is to be acquired using an optical scanner, the method automatically acquires the image using predefined scanner settings that are appropriate to a photographic image to scan the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David O. Hamilton, Steven T. Breidenbach, James E. Sutton
  • Patent number: 7035913
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system for obtaining and distributing calendar information from one or more calendar sources, as may be defined by a user, in a manner that allows for easy incorporation of the obtained calendar information into a personal or group calendar database. A collection and distribution unit is provided for obtaining calendar information from a predetermined calendar source. If necessary, the collection and distribution unit may convert the obtained calendar information into a predetermined format. Calendar data is distributed by the collection and distribution unit in accordance with preferences specified by a subscriber record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jerlyn R Culp, K Douglas Gennetten, Michelle R. Lehmeier, Michael L Rudd, Steven L Webb, Brian J. Brown, Steven T. Breidenbach, James C Albritton-McDonald
  • Patent number: 6956671
    Abstract: A multifunction printing system, and a method for processing image files, which allows a sequence of multiple image processing operations on digital image files, such as photographs taken by a digital camera, to be specified and initiated at a single point in time. The system includes a command interface through which default values for image processing parameters can be set and an initial image processing operation initiated. The system also includes a scanner for receiving a combination proof sheet and order form. Prior to scanning, the proof sheet is marked by the user to identify the image files to be processed, any overriding image processing parameter values for some or all of the images, and any additional image processing operations to be performed. Image processing operations include printing image files, storing image files on a mass storage device, and sending image files via fax or e-mail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Melissa Monty, Steven T. Breidenbach, Kirt A Winter, John Mark Hatcher
  • Publication number: 20040174563
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of arranging a plurality of digital images on a page for printing is provided, which includes defining a current packing area on the page, identifying a largest size image of available images that will fit within the current packing area, defining a first arrangement of the identified largest size image in the current packing area, defining a second arrangement of the identified largest size in the current packing area, comparing the first arrangement to the second arrangement, and selecting one of the arrangements based on the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2003
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Inventors: John J. Cassidy, William Cassidy, Steven T. Breidenbach, Stan McDaniel, James E. Sutton
  • Publication number: 20030084085
    Abstract: A system for improving the performance of a plurality of peripheral devices is disclosed. In one embodiment, the invention comprises a first peripheral device associated with a first software component and having a first functionality, and a second peripheral device associated with a second software component and having a second functionality, the second peripheral device being coupled to the first peripheral device, the first and second peripheral devices together performing functionality in addition to the first and second functionalities and having a common user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2001
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Inventors: Steven T. Breidenbach, Michael L. Rudd, Michelle R. Lehmeier, Thomas R. Mitchell, K. Douglas Gennetten, Brian J. Brown, Jerlyn R. Culp
  • Publication number: 20030065742
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system for obtaining and distributing calendar information from one or more calendar sources, as may be defined by a user, in a manner that allows for easy incorporation of the obtained calendar information into a personal or group calendar database. A collection and distribution unit is provided for obtaining calendar information from a predetermined calendar source. If necessary, the collection and distribution unit may convert the obtained calendar information into a predetermined format. Calendar data is distributed by the collection and distribution unit in accordance with preferences specified by a subscriber record.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Inventors: Jerlyn R. Culp, K. Douglas Gennetten, Michelle R. Lehmeier, Michael L. Rudd, Steven L. Webb, Brian J. Brown, Steven T. Breidenbach, James C. Albritton-McDonald
  • Publication number: 20030065677
    Abstract: The present invention provides subscriber unit for obtaining and distributing calendar information from a collection and distribution unit, a specified calendar source or other subscriber unit. Calendar information is imported or otherwise incorporated into a calendar database associated with the subscriber unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Inventors: Jerlyn R. Culp, K. Douglas Gennetten, Michelle R. Lehmeier, Michael L. Rudd, Steven L. Webb, Brian J. Brown, Steven T. Breidenbach, James C. Albritton-McDonald
  • Publication number: 20030043420
    Abstract: A system and method for organizing digital images automatically. A digital image is acquired and automatically converted into an image data file with an associated date, and stored into a file system folder associated with that date. When the digital image is to be acquired using an optical scanner, the method automatically acquires the image using predefined scanner settings that are appropriate to a photographic image to scan the item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2001
    Publication date: March 6, 2003
    Inventors: David O. Hamilton, Steven T. Breidenbach, James E. Sutton
  • Publication number: 20010019416
    Abstract: A multifunction printing system, and a method for processing image files, which allows a sequence of multiple image processing operations on digital image files, such as photographs taken by a digital camera, to be specified and initiated at a single point in time. The system includes a command interface through which default values for image processing parameters can be set and an initial image processing operation initiated. The system also includes a scanner for receiving a combination proof sheet and order form. Prior to scanning, the proof sheet is marked by the user to identify the image files to be processed, any overriding image processing parameter values for some or all of the images, and any additional image processing operations to be performed. Image processing operations include printing image files, storing image files on a mass storage device, and sending image files via fax or e-mail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2001
    Publication date: September 6, 2001
    Inventors: Melissa Monty, Steven T. Breidenbach, Kirt A. Winter, John Mark Hatcher