Patents by Inventor Thomas E. McCue, Jr.

Thomas E. McCue, Jr. 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: 10258280
    Abstract: A wearable electronic device includes a composite band, a touch-sensor display, a skin sensor, and a course of electrical conductors. The composite band forms a loop having two or more rigid segments and a flexible segment coupled between the rigid segments. The touch-sensor display is arranged in a first of the rigid segments, and a skin sensor is arranged in a second of the rigid segments. The course of electrical conductors runs between the first and second rigid segments, inside the flexible segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Kim Justice, Vinod L. Hingorani, Farah Shariff, Stephen John Minarsch, Thomas E. McCue, Jr., Amish Patel, Mark Shintaro Ando, Scott F. Williams, Mohammad Shakeri, Byung J. Cho
  • Patent number: 9413087
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for a power and data connector comprising a magnet, a film adhered to a surface of the magnet, and a stage extending away from the film. The power and data connector further comprises a plurality of electrical contacts disposed on the stage, the plurality of electrical contacts having a mirrored signal pin-out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Farah Shariff, Vinod L. Hingorani, Stephen John Minarsch, Scott Dallmeyer, Thomas E. McCue, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9277791
    Abstract: A band clasp comprises a ratchet assembly at a first end of a band, the ratchet assembly including a plate having a rim that defines an aperture that extends along a length of the first end, the ratchet assembly further including a track that extends along the length of the first end beneath the plate, the track having a first side and a second side, the first side including a first plurality of teeth opposing a second plurality of teeth of the second side. The band clasp further comprises a pawl assembly disposed at a second end of the band opposite the first end, the pawl assembly including opposing pawls having an outward bias, the opposing pawls configured to engage the rim and opposing teeth of the track through the aperture to fasten the first end of the band to the second end of the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Kok Liang Yue, Stephen John Minarsch, Byung Joo Cho, Scott F. Williams, Jason Lin, Gregory Kim Justice, Thomas E. McCue, Jr., Scott Dallmeyer, Mark Shintaro Ando, Quintin Morris
  • Publication number: 20160015136
    Abstract: A band clasp comprises a ratchet assembly at a first end of a band, the ratchet assembly including a plate having a rim that defines an aperture that extends along a length of the first end, the ratchet assembly further including a track that extends along the length of the first end beneath the plate, the track having a first side and a second side, the first side including a first plurality of teeth opposing a second plurality of teeth of the second side. The band clasp further comprises a pawl assembly disposed at a second end of the band opposite the first end, the pawl assembly including opposing pawls having an outward bias, the opposing pawls configured to engage the rim and opposing teeth of the track through the aperture to fasten the first end of the band to the second end of the band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Kok Liang Yue, Stephen John Minarsch, Byung Joo Cho, Scott F. Williams, Jason Lin, Gregory Kim Justice, Thomas E. McCue, JR., Scott Dallmeyer, Mark Shintaro Ando, Quintin Morris
  • Publication number: 20150342525
    Abstract: A wearable electronic device includes a composite band, a touch-sensor display, a skin sensor, and a course of electrical conductors. The composite band forms a loop having two or more rigid segments and a flexible segment coupled between the rigid segments. The touch-sensor display is arranged in a first of the rigid segments, and a skin sensor is arranged in a second of the rigid segments. The course of electrical conductors runs between the first and second rigid segments, inside the flexible segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Gregory Kim Justice, Vinod L. Hingorani, Farah Shariff, Stephen John Minarsch, Thomas E. McCue, JR., Amish Patel, Mark Shintaro Ando, Scott F. Williams, Mohammad Shakeri, Byung J. Cho
  • Publication number: 20150349457
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for a power and data connector comprising a magnet, a film adhered to a surface of the magnet, and a stage extending away from the film. The power and data connector further comprises a plurality of electrical contacts disposed on the stage, the plurality of electrical contacts having a mirrored signal pin-out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Farah Shariff, Vinod L. Hingorani, Stephen John Minarsch, Scott Dallmeyer, Thomas E. McCue, JR.
  • Patent number: 6860583
    Abstract: An inkjet printing system includes a platen adapted to support a print media, a printhead adapted to eject ink into a print zone between the printhead and the platen toward the print media and beyond a first edge of the print media to generate waste ink, a first absorber formed in the platen within the print zone such that the first absorber is adapted to extend beyond the first edge of the print media and absorb the waste ink ejected beyond the first edge of the print media, and a second absorber adapted to contact and absorb the waste ink from the first absorber, wherein the first absorber has a first capillary head and the second absorber has a second capillary head greater than the first capillary head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: M. Lynn Cheney, Thomas E McCue, Jr., Jeffrey Dylan Frame, Teressa L Roth, Rowdy Kelvin Webb
  • Patent number: 6848844
    Abstract: A hardcopy printing mechanism and a greeting card feeder retrofit kit therefor, along with a retrofitting method are provided for printing images on a first-sized media, and on both surfaces a second-sized greeting card media without removing the first-sized media from its normal supply tray. The hardcopy device may be an electrophotographic or inkjet printer preferably equipped with a duplexer module which inverts media from a printed first surface to an opposing second surface for printing an image thereon. For a printer having an alignment surface, and a width adjuster to push the first-sized media against the alignment surface, the greeting card feeder includes a biasing member which pushes the card stock against the alignment surface. The retrofit kit includes a supply of pre-scored greeting card stock and a software program with a group of greeting card images for a consumer to select from to print store-bought quality greeting cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Thomas E. McCue, Jr., Todd M. Gaasch, Mark Garboden
  • Patent number: 6659667
    Abstract: A hardcopy printing mechanism and a greeting card feeder retrofit kit therefor, along with a retrofitting method are provided for printing images on a first-sized media, and on both surfaces a second-sized greeting card media without removing the first-sized media from its normal supply tray. The hardcopy device may be an electrophotographic or inkjet printer preferably equipped with a duplexer module which inverts media from a printed first surface to an opposing second surface for printing an image thereon. For a printer having an alignment surface, and a width adjuster to push the first-sized media against the alignment surface, the greeting card feeder includes a biasing member which pushes the card stock against the alignment surface. The retrofit kit includes a supply of pre-scored greeting card stock and a software program with a group of greeting card images for a consumer to select from to print store-bought quality greeting cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Thomas E. McCue, Jr., Todd M. Gaasch, Mark Garboden
  • Patent number: 6364553
    Abstract: A hardcopy printing mechanism and a greeting card feeder retrofit kit therefor, along with a retrofitting method are provided for printing images on a first-sized media, and on both surfaces a second-sized greeting card media without removing the first-sized media from its normal supply tray. The hardcopy device may be an electrophotographic or inkjet printer preferably equipped with a duplexer module which inverts media from a printed first surface to an opposing second surface for printing an image thereon. For a printer having an alignment surface, and a width adjuster to push the first-sized media against the alignment surface, the greeting card feeder includes a biasing member which pushes the card stock against the alignment surface. The retrofit kit includes a supply of pre-scored greeting card stock and a software program with a group of greeting card images for a consumer to select from to print store-bought quality greeting cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Thomas E. McCue, Jr., Todd M. Gaasch, Mark Garboden
  • Patent number: 6350073
    Abstract: A Z-fold print media handling system for printing banners and the like uses an inkjet printing mechanism without a tractor-feed. A series of stuttering stopping and starting steps generates varying static and dynamic frictional forces to separate the first sheet of a Z-fold stack from the remainder of the stack. Both conventional cut-sheet media and Z-fold media are fed using the same printing mechanism, which pulls the media toward a printzone through frictional engagement with a first surface of the media To prevent printhead crashes and smearing the image near the perforations joining the Z-fold sheets, the printhead to media spacing is increased for Z-fold media over the standard spacing used for cut-sheet media. A cam feature is incorporated into the media drive clutch disk to determine whether an operator has set a selector lever for cut-sheet or Z-fold printhead to media spacing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2002
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Thomas E McCue, Jr., Gary Hays, John C Santon, Raymond C Sherman, William Watts, Jeffrey T Hendricks, Ivan F. Crespo
  • Patent number: 6332068
    Abstract: A modular duplex media handling system is installable for use with a print recording system having a simplex media handling system. During first side printing a media sheet is fed along a first media path in the simplex system from feed rollers to metering rollers and into a print zone. After first side printing and prior to releasing the media sheet, the metering rollers feed the media sheet back along the first media path to the feed rollers. The feed rollers in turn feed the media sheet completely into the duplex module where the media moves along a loop path (in effect flipping the media sheet). The media sheet then is fed back to the feed rollers and along the first media path for second side printing. A humidity sensor in the duplex module signals to the print recording system whether the duplex handling system is installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2001
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Blackman, Thomas W. Ruhe, Larry A. Jackson, Thomas E. McCue, Jr., Kevin O'Hara
  • Patent number: 6325503
    Abstract: A hardcopy printing mechanism and a greeting card feeder retrofit kit therefor, along with an operating method are provided for printing images on a first-sized media, and on both surfaces a second-sized greeting card media without removing the first-sized media from its normal supply tray. The hardcopy device may be an electrophotographic or inkjet printer preferably equipped with a duplexer module which inverts media from a printed first surface to an opposing second surface for printing an image thereon. For a printer having an alignment surface, and a width adjuster to push the first-sized media against the alignment surface, the greeting card feeder includes a biasing member which pushes the card stock against the alignment surface. The retrofit kit includes a supply of pre-scored greeting card stock and a software program with a group of greeting card images for a consumer to select from to print store-bought quality greeting cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2001
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Thomas E. McCue, Jr., Mark Garboden, Todd M. Gaasch
  • Patent number: 6167231
    Abstract: A modular duplex media handling system is installable for use with a print recording system having a simplex media handling system. During first side printing a media sheet is fed along a first media path in the simplex system from feed rollers to metering rollers and into a print zone. After first side printing and prior to releasing the media sheet, the metering rollers feed the media sheet back along the first media path to the feed rollers. The feed rollers in turn feed the media sheet completely into the duplex module where the media moves along a loop path (in effect flipping the media sheet). The media sheet then is fed back to the feed rollers and along the first media path for second side printing. A humidity sensor in the duplex module signals to the print recording system whether the duplex handling system is installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Blackman, Thomas W. Ruhe, Larry A. Jackson, Thomas E. McCue, Jr., Kevin O'Hara
  • Patent number: 6158909
    Abstract: A Z-fold print media handling system for printing banners and the like uses an inkjet printing mechanism without a tractor-feed. A series of stuttering stopping and starting steps generates varying static and dynamic frictional forces to separate the first sheet of a Z-fold stack from the remainder of the stack. Both conventional cut-sheet media and Z-fold media are fed using the same printing mechanism, which pulls the media toward a printzone through frictional engagement with a first surface of the media. To prevent printhead crashes and smearing the image near the perforations joining the Z-fold sheets, the printhead to media spacing is increased for Z-fold media over the standard spacing used for cut-sheet media. A cam feature is incorporated into the media drive clutch disk to determine whether an operator has set a selector lever for cut-sheet or Z-fold printhead to media spacing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Thomas E McCue, Jr., Gary Hays, John C Santon, Raymond C Sherman, William Watts, Jeffrey T Hendricks, Ivan F. Crespo
  • Patent number: 6149327
    Abstract: Print media drying time need not be set to an artificially high "worst case" drying time. Instead a reliable drying time is estimated based upon factors, such as temperature, humidity, media type, print quality and ink drop volume. When the estimated drying time is undesirably slow, the estimated and actual drying time is reduced by altering the ink composition of the image to be printed. One technique is to over-print or under-print with composite black rather than a true pigment black. Another technique is to deplete the black ink used throughout the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Jefferson P. Ward, Thomas W. Ruhe, Thomas E. McCue, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5967677
    Abstract: A Z-fold print media handling system for printing banners and the like uses an inkjet printing mechanism without a tractor-feed. A series of stuttering stopping and starting steps generates varying static and dynamic frictional forces to separate the first sheet of a Z-fold stack from the remainder of the stack. Both conventional cut-sheet media and Z-fold media are fed using the same printing mechanism, which pulls the media toward a printzone through frictional engagement with a first surface of the media. To prevent printhead crashes and smearing the image near the perforations joining the Z-fold sheets, the printhead to media spacing is increased for Z-fold media over the standard spacing used for cut-sheet media. A cam feature is incorporated into the media drive clutch disk to determine whether an operator has set a selector lever for cut-sheet or Z-fold printhead to media spacing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Thomas E McCue, Jr., Gary Hays, John C Santon, Raymond C Sherman, William Watts, Jeffrey T Hendricks, Ivan F. Crespo
  • Patent number: D475401
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Developement Company, LP
    Inventors: Peter G. Hwang, Michael K. Bowen, Daniel R. Dwyer, Tod A. Kinsley, Thomas E. McCue, Jr., Jeffrey J. Grange, Masahita Cho, Chad Lockart
  • Patent number: D475738
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP
    Inventors: Peter G. Hwang, Daniel R. Dwyer, Michael K. Bowen, Tod A. Kinsley, Thomas E. McCue, Jr., Masahita Cho, Chad Lockart
  • Patent number: D428052
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Daniel R Dwyer, Michael Knodt, Jan Hippen, Thomas E McCue, Jr.