Patents by Inventor William P. Reese

William P. Reese 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: 5317367
    Abstract: A reprographic machine having a plurality of operating subsystems employs a setup procedure that prevents use for copying until all subsystems reach operating conditions. To avoid the need for time lost in the setup procedure where a power shut down is short, a bypass system, which senses the duration of the shut down, is utilized to allow prompt return to the copy function. Heated elements, such as fuser rolls, motors, and the like can be utilized to provide a timing function, based on temperature decay characteristics relative to time. The sensed temperature can be used as a control parameter for allowing bypass of the setup procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1994
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel J. Pierce, William P. Reese
  • Patent number: 5272510
    Abstract: In a plural color printer or copier in which marking materials (e.g., toner) of at least first and second different colors are utilized, especially where the first color is the most commonly used (normally, black), with a common cleaning system for removing marking materials not fully utilized for imaging; an automatically actuated gate system selectively connects the cleaning system via a transport path to a purging dump, or, connects the cleaning system to a toner reclaim path to the image development station using that toner. The gate system is maintained in the purging position when the printer or copier is utilizing any marking material of the second or other colors. The gate is maintained in the reclaim position when the printer or copier is solely utilizing the first marking material. There is also a preset purge cycle delay of the actuation of the gate following from whenever the printer or copier starts solely utilizing the first marking material of the first color, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1993
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: William P. Reese, Sharon B. Hiergesell
  • Patent number: 3997498
    Abstract: Disclosed is a correction fluid for use in obscuring mistakes on certain typewritten or printed documents. The fluid comprises a liquid, highly halogenated ethane containing at least one fluorine substituent as solvent, an opacifying pigment and an organic resin as binder for the pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1976
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: William P. Reese, Ira L. Seldin