Patents by Inventor William F. Bailey

William F. Bailey 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: 7903266
    Abstract: A method of printing a string of characters includes receiving a sequence of character data codes. Each character data code corresponds to a respective character to be printed in the string of characters. The method also includes transcoding the sequence of character data codes to generate a sequence of glyph codes. Each glyph code corresponds to a respective glyph. Each glyph corresponds to at least part of a respective character. At least some of the glyphs correspond to less than a complete character. The method further includes using the sequence of glyph codes to generate print image data and printing an image on the basis of the print image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Arsenault, Beth A. Jennings, Craig J. DeFillippo, Sandra J. Peterson, Christopher D. Smith, William F. Bailey, John A. Hurd, Wesley A. Kirschner, Michael R. Davis
  • Patent number: 6925451
    Abstract: A mail receipt terminal for accepting an envelope having evidence of postage applied thereto. The mail receipt terminal includes a controller module and an input scanner module and a printer module, both in operative communication with the controller module. The controller module includes a control system and a clock module. The input scanner module: (i) receives the envelope, (ii) scans the evidence of postage to determine its veracity, and (iii) rejects the envelope if the evidence of postage is determined to be improper. If the evidence of postage is determined to be proper, then the printer module prints a receipt including data thereon corresponding to the envelope where the receipt data includes a date/time stamp and an ID tracking number that uniquely corresponds to the envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: William F. Bailey, Michael J. Shukaitis
  • Patent number: 6154734
    Abstract: A value dispensing system includes a vault that accounts for units of a currency type dispensed by the value dispensing system, the vault including a first identifier that indicates one of different first and second currency types the vault is currently accounting for and a second identifier indicative of whether the vault is pending conversion to account for the one of the first and second currency types it is not currently accounting for in lieu of the one of the first and second currency types it is currently accounting for; a printing module which prints an indicium indicative of value, the printing module having a first indicator indicative of which of the first and second currency types the printhead module is set to print as part of the indicium; and an apparatus for determining if a first predetermined relationship exists between the first indicator, the first identifier, and the second identifier and for preventing the printing of the indicium if the predetermined relationship does not exist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: William F. Bailey, Craig J. DeFilippo
  • Patent number: 5842800
    Abstract: A printing apparatus is disclosed which has various operating components, and which includes a single sensing means for sensing certain operational characteristics of the operating components to monitor the operational status thereof for the purpose of either providing an operator perceptible indication that a certain operational characteristic of one of the operating components is not in a condition for normal operation of the printing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: William F. Bailey, David W. Hubbard, Sungwon R. Moh, James R. Ralph, Edward J. Twarog
  • Patent number: 5787406
    Abstract: A value dispensing mechanism which prints an indication of value includes a portable accounting device which accounts for the printed indication of value; and a terminal including apparatus for printing the indication of value, a display which displays messages related to functions of the value dispensing mechanism, structure for controlling messages displayed on the display and for initiating operation of the printing means to print the indication of value, a storage device for storing a plurality of display options, and apparatus for removably receiving the portable accounting device such that at times when the portable accounting device is received in the receiving apparatus the controlling structure and the portable accounting device are in operative communication with each other to permit operation of the value dispensing mechanism; wherein the portable accounting device includes means for automatically designating at least one of the display options upon insertion of the portable accounting device into
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Arsenault, William F. Bailey, William T. Lefebvre, Joseph M. Mozdzer
  • Patent number: 5689424
    Abstract: In a digital postage meter having a housing shell, a display screen mounted in the housing shell, and a removable printhead, a method of transmitting information from the printhead module to the display screen. The method includes: storing the information in a memory device in the printhead module; retrieving the information in a first communication device in the printhead module; transmitting the information from the first communication device to a second communication device external to the printhead module, wherein the second communication device interprets the information; and transmitting the interpreted information to the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1997
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Arsenault, William F. Bailey, Dale A. French
  • Patent number: 4407705
    Abstract: A process for generating negative ions of hydrogen isotopes is described which comprises cooling the hydrogen gas below K., and preferably to about K., vibrationally exciting the molecules of the gas, and the dissociating the molecules by electron impact into neutral hydrogen atoms and negative hydrogen ions. Alternatively, the gas may first be vibrationally excited by heating or the like, and then cooled translationally, for example, by rapid expansion prior to dissociation by electron impact. The processes of this invention are characterized by control of non-equilibrium conditions to obtain large increases in dissociative attachment rates by increasing the population of hydrogen gas molecules having a higher vibrational energy state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1983
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Alan Garscadden, William F. Bailey, Gary L. Duke