Patents by Inventor Thomas J. Perry

Thomas J. Perry 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: 10913621
    Abstract: Features for loading, transporting and unloading of items are disclosed. Systems, devices and methods for such operations using a tray are described. In some embodiments, a tray having a moveable bottom allows for switching between a configuration for loading and unloading items in and out of the tray and a configuration for transportation of items inside the tray. The trays may also be stacked, for transportation of multiple trays at once, and nested, for saving space when storing the trays. In some embodiments, the trays may be used in conjunction with loading and unloading systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventors: Christopher M. Stratton, Gregory J. Smith, Thomas C. Potter, Wayne R. Perry-Eaton
  • Publication number: 20200354169
    Abstract: Features for loading, transporting and unloading of items are disclosed. Systems, devices and methods for such operations using a tray are described. In some embodiments, a tray having a moveable bottom allows for switching between a configuration for loading and unloading items in and out of the tray and a configuration for transportation of items inside the tray. The trays may also be stacked, for transportation of multiple trays at once, and nested, for saving space when storing the trays. In some embodiments, the trays may be used in conjunction with loading and unloading systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher M. Stratton, Gregory J. Smith, Thomas C. Potter, Wayne R. Perry-Eaton
  • Patent number: 10822185
    Abstract: Features for loading, transporting and unloading of items are disclosed. Systems, devices and methods for such operations using a tray are described. In some embodiments, a tray having a moveable bottom allows for switching between a configuration for loading and unloading items in and out of the tray and a configuration for transportation of items inside the tray. The trays may also be stacked, for transportation of multiple trays at once, and nested, for saving space when storing the trays. In some embodiments, the trays may be used in conjunction with loading and unloading systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventors: Christopher M. Stratton, Gregory J. Smith, Thomas C. Potter, Wayne R. Perry-Eaton
  • Publication number: 20190263605
    Abstract: Features for loading, transporting and unloading of items are disclosed. Systems, devices and methods for such operations using a tray are described. In some embodiments, a tray having a moveable bottom allows for switching between a configuration for loading and unloading items in and out of the tray and a configuration for transportation of items inside the tray. The trays may also be stacked, for transportation of multiple trays at once, and nested, for saving space when storing the trays. In some embodiments, the trays may be used in conjunction with loading and unloading systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher M. Stratton, Gregory J. Smith, Thomas C. Potter, Wayne R. Perry-Eaton
  • Patent number: 10295592
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method wherein selective voltage binning and leakage power screening of integrated circuit (IC) chips are performed. Additionally, pre-test power-optimized bin reassignments are made on a chip-by-chip basis. Specifically, a leakage power measurement of an IC chip selected from a voltage bin can is compared to a bin-specific leakage power screen value of the next slower voltage bin. If the leakage power measurement is higher, the IC chip will be left in the voltage bin to which it is currently assigned. If the leakage power measurement is lower, the IC chip will be reassigned to that next slower voltage bin. These processes can be iteratively repeated until no slower voltage bins are available or the IC chip cannot be reassigned. IC chips can subsequently be tested according to testing parameters, including the minimum test voltages, associated with the voltage bins to which they are finally assigned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: GLOBAL FOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Igor Arsovski, Jeanne P. Bickford, Paul J. Grzymkowski, Susan K. Lichtensteiger, Robert J. McMahon, Troy J. Perry, David M. Picozzi, Thomas G. Sopchak
  • Patent number: 8064083
    Abstract: A method and graphical user interface for selecting pad printing functions for an image output device. The user interface is provided to a user and displays a pad printing dialog box that enables selection of pad printing output. Selectable pad printing options are displayed, which include the number of sheets per pad and the total number of pads to be output. When the user selection of pad printing and pad printing options are received, the total quantity of sheets to be output based on selected pad printing options and organizing the sheets for pad printing output from the image output device are automatically determined. Availability of pad printing is determined based on finishing options selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas J. Perry, James J. Dombrowski, Robert I. Jacobs, Albert L. O'Neil, III, Mustapha Guesmia, Raju Seetharam
  • Patent number: 8049926
    Abstract: Methods and systems of selecting a color for a print operation are disclosed. A color including a color formula with multiple color components may be selected based on a reference color. A print sample may be printed on a printing device based on the selected color. The print sample may include the selected color and one or more rings of color variants. Each ring may include a plurality of color variants differing from a color component of the selected color by a corresponding amount. Each color variant may be aligned axially based on the color component that differs from the selected color and a magnitude of a difference between the color component of the color variant and the selected color. The print sample may be compared to the reference color. A document may be printed on the printing device using at least the color formula for the selected color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Ken Hayward, Robert I. Jacobs, Thomas J. Perry, Brandon S. McComber, Geoffrey J. Woolf, Mary Ann Sprague, Jennifer Perotti
  • Patent number: 7812976
    Abstract: A method for utilizing a graphical user interface for concurrent programming of multiple feature operations to a single production job in a controller for a production system includes presenting options on the user interface for the selection of job properties or queue properties, with queue properties defined as default values for the virtual device to which the job will be submitted and job properties defined as job feature selection options. The job feature selection options may be hidden or displayed to enable the selection of valid job feature combinations only. Toggle controls are utilized for job feature options whose operation is limited by previously selected job feature options. The application of any valid combination of selected job feature options on the completed production job is illustrated on a dynamic graphic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas J. Perry, Natasha A. Gitany-Alonso, Robert I. Jacobs, Albert L. O'Neil, III, Raju Seetharam
  • Publication number: 20100085587
    Abstract: Methods and systems of selecting a color for a print operation are disclosed. A color including a color formula with multiple color components may be selected based on a reference color. A print sample may be printed on a printing device based on the selected color. The print sample may include the selected color and one or more rings of color variants. Each ring may include a plurality of color variants differing from a color component of the selected color by a corresponding amount. Each color variant may be aligned axially based on the color component that differs from the selected color and a magnitude of a difference between the color component of the color variant and the selected color. The print sample may be compared to the reference color. A document may be printed on the printing device using at least the color formula for the selected color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicants: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Ken Hayward, Robert I. Jacobs, Thomas J. Perry, Brandon S. McComber, Geoffrey J. Woolf, Mary Ann Sprague, Jennifer Perotti
  • Patent number: 7659999
    Abstract: A N-up calculator graphical user interface (GUI) is provided for performing N-Up printing. The graphical user interface includes configurable objects for specifying: 1) the size of the page, 2) the dimensions of the image, and 3) the number of images to be printed on each page (N-up). The controls on the GUI can include page size, reduction/enlargement percentage, final image size?height/width, Number up, and other related controls. The manipulation of any one of the controls may affect the others according to a set of rules. These rules determine which objects are held constant and for which values are automatically calculated, and the object automatically configured. The rule-set can be manipulated by selecting from a list of modes or options such as “Conserve Paper,” “Fit as Many Images as Possible” or “Maximize Image size” or by locking certain controls and freeing others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Stoll Karn, Marc J. Krolczyk, Thomas J. Perry
  • Publication number: 20080266590
    Abstract: A method and graphical user interface for selecting pad printing functions for an image output device. The user interface is provided to a user and displays a pad printing dialog box that enables selection of pad printing output. Selectable pad printing options are displayed, which include the number of sheets per pad and the total number of pads to be output. When the user selection of pad printing and pad printing options are received, the total quantity of sheets to be output based on selected pad printing options and organizing the sheets for pad printing output from the image output device are automatically determined. Availability of pad printing is determined based on finishing options selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas J. Perry, James J. Dombrowski, Robert I. Jacobs, Albert L. O'Neil, Mustapha Guesmia, Raju Seetharam
  • Patent number: 7283257
    Abstract: A printing method, including offering a choice to create special pages in a print job; simultaneously displaying a plurality of selectable features, each feature corresponding to a category of special pages; receiving a selection of a first selectable feature; displaying a child window including selectable options of the first selectable feature; receiving a selection of at least one option corresponding to a first range of pages; and displaying a summary view window, wherein the summary window includes the first range of pages and the at least one selected option that the user has selected for the first range of pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen K. Bright, Philip J. Sliwa, Kara A. Goldstein, Jeremy E. Kriegel, Larry E. Harkins, Thomas J. Perry
  • Patent number: 7233407
    Abstract: A system and method for converting a page from a network into an image file suitable for assembly of or insertion into a document generated by a document creation algorithm. The system of the invention includes a browser for retrieving a page from the network. The page can be encoded as a page description language (PDL) file representative of the page. A production agent can be provided for translating the PDL file into an image file representative of the page. The image file is of a form and type suitable for assembly or incorporation into the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew D. Simchik, Kristinn R. Rzepkowski, Thomas J. Perry
  • Patent number: 7159190
    Abstract: A printer system can be used for displaying and printing a print job, the print job including at least print job level properties and print job exception attributes. The printer system can include a display device that displays the print job, a memory that stores the print job and a controller that controls the print job displayed on the display device to display only the print job exception attributes of the print job that are different from the print job level properties. Moreover, a graphic user interface can be used for displaying a print job and can be used with a printer system. The graphic user interface can include a first window that displays the print job level properties of the print job and a second window that displays only the print job exception attributes of the print job that are different from the print job level properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas J. Perry
  • Patent number: 6856415
    Abstract: A method for interactively acquiring a page in a network by providing a user interface element, such as a window, for collecting the page in the network, interactively acquiring the page from the network, and inserting the page in the window. A content acquisition facility resident on a client machine can be employed to generate the window. Further, a URL list can be interactively created by launching a browser, generating another user interface element with a URL collection facility, acquiring the URL corresponding to a selected page in the network during browsing, and inserting the URL in the user interface element to create the URL list. Subsequently, the URL list can be imported into a document. The content associated with the URL can then be dynamically, automatically retrieved and placed in the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew D. Simchik, Kristinn R. Rzepkowski, Thomas J. Perry
  • Publication number: 20040261035
    Abstract: An automatic tab displaying and maximum tab storing UI assembly for use on a digital imaging machine includes a display device having (i) a selectable screens each having a different user interactive information sets and a screen selection tab having a visible outline, a first surface size, and tab identification markings; (ii) a first display area for displaying at least one screen of the selectable screens; and (iii) at least a second display area for containing all the selection tabs of the selectable screens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2003
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: William C. Emerson, Andrew T. Martin, Ruediger W. Knodt, Thomas J. Perry, Karen Totten, Joseph E. Miska, Keith S. Watson, Gary M. Davis, John F. Whiting, Kelly J. Breuer
  • Patent number: 6828990
    Abstract: The user interface is provided to aid a user in preparation of a document having precut tabbed pages. The user interface allows tab content, including monochrome or color text and graphics, to be automatically positioned on the tabs of the precut tabbed pages. The user may enter all the tab content information at one time or, alternatively, may enter tab information during processing of the document. The user interface further provides the ability to view a graphical representation of the arranged precut tabbed pages with the appropriate tab content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Marc J. Krolczyk, Thomas J. Perry, Edward W. Dyer
  • Publication number: 20040060010
    Abstract: A printing method, including offering a choice to create special pages in a print job; simultaneously displaying a plurality of selectable features, each feature corresponding to a category of special pages; receiving a selection of a first selectable feature; displaying a child window including selectable options of the first selectable feature; receiving a selection of at least one option corresponding to a first range of pages; and displaying a summary view window, wherein the summary window includes the first range of pages and the at least one selected option that the user has selected for the first range of pages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen K. Bright, Philip J. Sliwa, Kara A. Goldstein, Jeremy E. Kriegel, Larry E. Harkins, Thomas J. Perry
  • Publication number: 20040046797
    Abstract: A printer system can be used for displaying and printing a print job, the print job including at least print job level properties and print job exception attributes. The printer system can include a display device that displays the print job, a memory that stores the print job and a controller that controls the print job displayed on the display device to display only the print job exception attributes of the print job that are different from the print job level properties. Moreover, a graphic user interface can be used for displaying a print job and can be used with a printer system. The graphic user interface can include a first window that displays the print job level properties of the print job and a second window that displays only the print job exception attributes of the print job that are different from the print job level properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2002
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas J. Perry
  • Patent number: 6512530
    Abstract: A graphical user interface widget includes a vertically-oriented slider portion. The slider portion includes a slider pointer that indicates a current value of the slider and a slider bar that indicates the default value of the slider. The bottom and top edges of the slider portion are labeled with the extreme values of the range for the variable associated with the slider portion. The slider pointer divides the slider portion into two subportions. An appearance of a bottom subportion of the slider portion is altered to reflect the value currently indicated by the slider pointer relative to the extreme values of the range represented by the slider. A numerical portion can be provided along with the slider portion. The numeral portion includes a value display portion and a pair of buttons that are used to increase or decrease the numerical value in the value display portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Kristinn R. Rzepkowski, Thomas J. Perry, Joseph G. Rouhana, John M. Pretino