US Pat. No. 9,374,907

METHOD OF IMPROVING SHEET RESISTIVITY OF PRINTED CONDUCTIVE INKS

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A method of forming a printed pattern on a substrate, comprising
depositing a conductive ink comprised of a conductive material, a thermoplastic binder and a solvent, onto the substrate to
form a printed pattern,

curing the printed pattern at a temperature of from 120° C. to about 140° C. for a sufficient time to remove substantially
all solvent from the conductive ink, and

fusing the printed pattern by feeding the substrate with the printed pattern thereon through a fusing system operated at a
temperature of about 20° C. to about 130° C. above the glass transition temperature of the thermoplastic binder and subjecting
the printed pattern to a temperature of at least 120° C. at a minimum to about 140° C., a pressure of from about 50 psi to
about 1500 psi, and a feed rate through the fusing system of about 1 m/min to about 100 m/min;

wherein the thermoplastic binder comprises polyvinylpyrrolidone and a polyvinylbutyral terpolymer of the formula

wherein R1 is a chemical bond or a divalent hydrocarbon linkage having from about 1 to about 20 carbons; R2 and R3 are independently an alkyl group, an aromatic group or a substituted aromatic group having from about 1 to about 20 carbon
atoms; x, y and z independently represent the proportion of the corresponding repeat units respectively expressed as a weight
percent, wherein each repeat unit is randomly distributed along polymer chain, a sum of x, y and z is about 100 weight percent,
and x is from about 3 weight percent to about 50 weight percent, y is from about 50 weight percent to about 95 weight percent,
and z is from about 0.1 weight percent to about 15 weight percent, further wherein the weight ratio of polyvinylpyrrolidone
to the polyvinylbutyral terpolymer is from about 1:3 to about 1:30.

US Pat. No. 9,384,396

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING SETTLE DOWN TIME USING COMPUTER VISION TECHNIQUES

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method for detecting settle-down time in a space, the method comprising:
acquiring a sequence of frames capturing a select space from a first camera;
determining an initial time for computing a duration it takes for an associated occupant to settle into a seat in the select
space;

determining one or more candidate frames from the sequence of frames where one or both of a sitting behavior and seat occupancy
is observed at the seat;

determining a final frame and a final time associated with the final frame from the one or more candidate frames; and
computing the settle-down time using the initial and the final times.

US Pat. No. 9,317,009

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MOUNTING AN EXTERNALLY READABLE MONITORING MODULE ON A ROTATING CUSTOMER REPLACEABLE COMPONENT IN AN OPERATING DEVICE

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. An information exchange device, comprising:
a structural mounting component that is non-fixedly attached to an outer surface of a rotatable customer replaceable unit
for use in a device, a structure of the rotatable customer replaceable unit limiting axial movement of the structural mounting
component along a body of the rotatable customer replaceable unit, and the structural mounting component being free to rotate
independent of a rotation of the rotatable customer replaceable unit;

a structural projection component that is at least one of formed on or attached to the structural mounting component and that
projects in a direction away from the outer surface of the rotatable customer replaceable unit; and

an electronically-readable monitoring module mounted to the structural mounting component that establishes data communication
with a reader unit in the device when the rotatable customer replaceable unit is installed in the device for use,

wherein the structural mounting component comprising a circumferential band formed of a flexible material and the flexible
material being a plastic film.

US Pat. No. 9,349,150

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTI-TASK LEARNING FOR PREDICTION OF DEMAND ON A SYSTEM

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

14. A multi-task learning system for predicting travel demand on an associated transportation network, comprising:
a time series generator component configured to generate a set of time series corresponding to segments of the associated
transportation network;

a multi-task learning module configured to generate a prediction model for each of a plurality of clusters of time series,
wherein the multi-task learning module determines a common prediction model for all series in a cluster thereof, and determines
a specific prediction model for each series in the cluster thereof, and wherein the generated prediction model is a sum of
the common prediction model and the specific prediction model for each cluster;

memory which stores instructions for:
collecting, from a plurality of collection components, transportation network data corresponding to the segments of the associated
transportation network,

receiving observation data corresponding to a plurality of observations associated with the transportation network, and
predicting travel demand on a selected segment of the associated transportation network in accordance with the received observation
data and the prediction model of the cluster with which the time series corresponding to the selected segment is associated;
and

a processor in communication with the memory which executes the instructions.
US Pat. No. 9,354,530

CARBOXYLIC ACID OR ACID SALT FUNCTIONALIZED POLYESTER POLYMERS

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A polyester polymer consisting of 25 units, wherein a unit consists of an acid residue and an alcohol residue, wherein
two adjacent units each consist of a single pendant carboxylic acid side group or a single pendant carboxylic acid salt side
group on said acid residue of each said unit, and the remaining 23 units are non-functionalized wherein said polymer of 25
units forms a micelle of at least about 60 Å at 330K.

US Pat. No. 9,086,891

CENTRALIZED SYSTEM TO TRANSFORM A LANGUAGE NEUTRAL STRING CONTENT INTO A FORMAT OF A DESIRED PLATFORM

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method for transforming one or more pre-defined variables of a programming language neutral string content, comprising:
storing, by a processor, a plurality of definitions for each one of the one or more pre-defined variables, the one or more
pre-defined variables comprising at least one of: a fraction, a large fraction, a whole number, a large whole number, a string,
a new line, a hot key, a tab, a decorator or a special character, and a plurality of different profiles, wherein each one
of the plurality of different profiles is associated with one of a plurality of different programming languages and provides
a translation for the each one of the one or more pre-defined variables that are defined for a respective one of the plurality
of different programming languages;

searching, by the processor, for a master string needed by a component for a programming language of the plurality of different
programming languages, wherein the component comprises one or more languages, one or more output files and one or more profiles
of the plurality of profiles, wherein the master string comprises the programming language neutral string content including
the one or more pre-defined variables;

subscribing, by the processor, the component to the master string;
selecting, by the processor, a profile associated with the master string to transform each one of the one or more pre-defined
variables of the master string into a format of the programming language for a desired platform that uses the component, wherein
the master string includes the plurality of different profiles;

receiving, by the processor, a request for a content of the component;
retrieving, by the processor, the content that is requested for each one of the one or more languages of the component; and
placing, by the processor, the content that is requested in each one of the one or more languages of the component in each
one of the one or more output files of the component.

US Pat. No. 9,051,441

PROCESS FOR CHEMICAL PASSIVATION OF POLYMER SURFACES

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A process for passivating a polymeric material, comprising:
(a) surface treating the polymeric material, wherein the polymeric material constitutes the surface of one or more toner particles,
the one or more toner particles comprising a crystalline polyester; and wherein the surface treatment comprises

(i) immersing the polymeric material into an aqueous solution of either ruthenium tetroxide or osmium tetroxide,
(ii) rinsing the polymeric material, and
(iii) drying the polymeric material, thereby providing a passivated polymeric material.

US Pat. No. 9,126,452

ULTRA-FINE TEXTURED DIGITAL LITHOGRAPHIC IMAGING PLATE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

20. A method of forming a molded elastomeric imaging blanket for a printing apparatus, the imaging blanket having an imaging
surface configured to transfer an image to a substrate during a printing process of the printing apparatus, the method comprising:
preparing a mold structure for receipt of a fluorosilicone elastomeric blanket compound, the mold structure having at least
one glass molding surface, the mold structure having an open surface for introduction of the elastomeric polymer blanket compound
into the mold structure, the open surface being opposite the molding surface;

introducing the fluorosilicone elastomeric blanket compound in liquid state into the mold structure at the open surface, said
fluorosilicone elastomeric blanket compound comprising a dark tinted material with substantially 3-25 percent by weight carbon
and granular material;

curing the fluorosilicone elastomeric blanket compound to produce the molded elastomeric imaging blanket, a first surface
of the molded elastomeric imaging blanket being exposed to air during the curing, and a second surface opposite the first
surface being in contact with the molding surface during the curing;

releasing the molded imaging blanket from the mold structure; and
uniformly etching the second surface of the imaging blanket formed in physical contact with the glass molding surface to form
a texture pattern therein, the etched second surface forming the imaging surface of the imaging blanket, the etching configured
to provide a greater material removal rate for the fluorosilicone elastomeric blanket compound as compared to the granular
material;

the etching is further configured to provide the imaging surface with a periodic surface roughness, Ra, of substantially between
0.1 and 1.5 microns.

US Pat. No. 9,055,072

METHOD FOR AUTOMATED GENERATION OF MINIMAL PARTITIONING OF A PROCESS SPECIFICATION FOR SUPPORTING ITS DISTRIBUTED EXECUTION

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method for a plurality of groups to implement a process, the method comprising:
receiving a process specification for the process wherein the process comprises a plurality of activities, wherein the process
specification specifies a process graph, wherein the process graph comprises a plurality of activity nodes, wherein each activity
node is associated with one group, wherein each one of the groups is associated with at least one activity node, and wherein
that group associated with any one of the activity nodes is to perform all activity represented by that one of the activity
nodes, and wherein the groups comprise a first group and a second group or more groups;

deriving a plurality of subordinate specifications from the process specification wherein each one of the subordinate specifications
specifies one of a plurality of subordinate graphs comprising at least one activity node all of which are associated with
the same group, wherein the plurality of subordinate graphs comprise a first graph comprising a message send activity node
associated with the first group and a second graph comprising a message receive activity node associated with the second group,
wherein the message send activity node represents a message send activity wherein message receive activity node represents
a message receive activity, wherein the message receive activity delays execution until it receives data from the message
send activity, and wherein at least one of the subordinate graphs comprises a non-conditional split because the process graph
comprises a conditional split; and

distributing the subordinate specifications to the groups such that each group implements and executes a subordinate process
to therefore perform the process in a distributed manner.

US Pat. No. 9,572,254

SUSPENDED LATTICE FOR ELECTRICAL INTERCONNECTS

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. An electrical interconnect, comprising:
a circuit substrate having a first portion and a second portion discrete from the first portion; and
a gap between the first and second discrete portions of the circuit substrate, the gap forming a continuous column;
a first electrical connection point contacting the first and second discrete portions of the circuit substrate, the first
electrical connection point including a three-dimensional lattice of conductive material suspended within the gap; and

a conductive epoxy encapsulating at least a portion of the first electrical connection point that is suspended within the
gap, the lattice and conductive epoxy structured to form a three-dimensional electrical connection between the first electrical
connection point and a second electrical connection point that is positioned adjacent the gap.

US Pat. No. 9,388,319

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING AQUEOUS PEARLESCENT DIGITAL PRINTING INK COMPOSITIONS USING DIGITAL OFFSET LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING TECHNIQUES

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. An ink composition for use in forming variable pearlescent image elements or portions on image receiving media substrates,
comprising:
a solid particle pearlescent pigment component in a proportion of at least 30% by weight, and having an average particle size
of greater than 15 microns, suspended in solution in the ink composition; and

the solution comprising
a functional acrylate monomer;
at least one dispersant;
a thermal stabilizer; and
a photo initiator system.

US Pat. No. 9,391,917

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR RECOMMENDING COMPUTATIONAL RESOURCES

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method for recommending one or more computational resources to one or more users, the method comprising:
determining, by one or more processors, a portion of computational resources from a set of computational resources associated
with a datacenter based on a user-profile associated with each user from the one or more users, and the set of computational
resources, wherein the user-profile comprises at least one of a required performance level, a required load, or a cost constraint;
and

recommending, by the one or more processors, the one or more computational resources from the portion of computational resources,
in response to request received from the one or more users, wherein the one or more users with different user-profiles get
the recommendations from different portions of computational resources in the datacenter.

US Pat. No. 9,456,123

METHOD AND SYSTEM TO CONFIGURE MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE SETTINGS USING REMOTE DATA STORE ANALYTICS

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method of configuring an application of a mobile electronic device, comprising:
by a processor of a mobile electronic device, executing programming instructions for a software application installed on the
electronic device by:

detecting a model of the electronic device;
identifying a hardware-variable parameter of an image capturing sensor of the electronic device;
querying a data store by sending the model and the parameter to the data store;
receiving a reply from the data store, wherein the reply comprises a value for the parameter;
if the reply indicates that the hardware-variable parameter for the model of the electronic device is not known in the data
store:

prompting a user of the electronic device to provide a calibration input for the application by:
providing the user with one or more characteristics of a calibration document, and
prompting the user to capture an image of the calibration document,
using the calibration input to establish a setting, and
sending the established setting to the data store for storage in association with the model and the hardware-variable parameter;
otherwise:
based on the reply, establishing a setting for the image capturing sensor of the electronic device, and
using the setting in operation of the software application.

US Pat. No. 9,378,421

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEAT OCCUPANCY DETECTION FROM CEILING MOUNTED CAMERA USING ROBUST ADAPTIVE THRESHOLD CRITERIA

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method for detecting sitting behavior, the method comprising:
acquiring a sequence of frames capturing a scene-of-interest at an overhead view;
detecting at least one empty seat within the scene-of-interest and associating the seat as being unoccupied and the frame
as a reference frame;

extracting reference features describing a region of the unoccupied seat in the reference frame and quantifying the reference
features to form a reference feature vector;

extracting features describing the region in a given frame and quantifying the features to form a current feature vector;
measuring a change in a feature vector over time using the reference feature vector and the current feature vector; and,
determining a status of the seat in the given frame as being one of occupied and unoccupied based on the change in the feature
vector.

US Pat. No. 9,372,425

CURABLE SUBLIMATION TONER AND SUBLIMATION TRANSFER PROCESS USING SAME

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A sublimation transfer printing method comprising:
applying a curable sublimation toner comprising at least one curable component and at least one sublimation colorant in a
desired pattern onto a transfer substrate to form an image on the transfer substrate at a first temperature which is below
a sublimation temperature of the sublimation colorant;

wherein the curable sublimation toner comprises a conventional toner or a chemical toner; and wherein the curable sublimation
toner comprises at least one curable amorphous resin and optionally, a crystalline resin;

curing the image on the transfer substrate; and
bringing the transfer substrate into contact with a final image-receiving substrate, optionally applying pressure, and heating
to a second temperature which is sufficient to cause the sublimation colorant to sublime and form a permanent image on the
final image-receiving substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,426,325

DOCUMENT READING DEVICE

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A document reading device, comprising:
a sheet supply tray on which a document is placed;
a sheet discharge tray housing the document thereon;
a U-shaped document conveying path extending from the sheet supply tray to the sheet discharge tray;
a reading carriage arranged inside the U-shaped document conveying path and reading the document conveyed along the U-shaped
document conveying path;

a mounting portion having a mounting surface and arranged on each end portion of the reading carriage perpendicular to a document
conveying direction;

a pair of support frames arranged at two sides of the reading carriage in a document width direction;
a support portion having a support surface and arranged on each of the pair of support frames and abutted against the mounting
portion to support the reading carriage;

an elastic member arranged to overlap with a rear surface of the mounting portion opposite to the mounting surface thereof
abutting against the support portion; and

a retaining member sandwiching the mounting portion and the elastic member with the support portion of the support frame to
retain the mounting portion and the elastic member therebetween,

wherein one of the support surface of the support portion abutted against the mounting portion and the mounting surface of
the mounting portion abutting against the support surface of the support portion has a curved surface, and

the U-shaped document conveying path includes a sheet supply path through which the document is supplied from the sheet supply
tray, and the retaining member is a guide member forming the sheet supply path.

US Pat. No. 9,411,917

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MODELING CROWDSOURCING PLATFORM

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method for creating a performance statistical model for an image-analysis task on a crowdsourcing platform, the method
comprising:
collecting, by one or more processors, values of at least one output parameter corresponding to each combination of values
of a set of input parameters, wherein the at least one output parameter corresponds to at least one of a task accuracy, a
task completion time, or a task acceptance rate, and the set of input parameters corresponds to at least one of a task-incentive
associated with the image-analysis task, a playback speed associated with the image-analysis task, a country in which the
image-analysis task is posted, a lifetime of the image-analysis task, time available to complete the image-analysis task,
days of a week on which the image-analysis task is attempted, a time of the day when the image-analysis task is attempted,
a recurrence of the image-analysis task, skill set associated with a crowdworker, availability of the crowdworker to perform
the image-analysis task, motivation of the crowdworker in performing the image-analysis task, intentions of the crowdworker
in performing the image-analysis task, and difficulty level of the image-analysis task;

determining, by the one or more processors, a distribution of the values of the at least one output parameter;
creating, by the one or more processors, the performance statistical model, based on the set of input parameters and one or
more characteristics associated with the distribution of the values of the at least one output parameter; and

validating, by the one or more processors, the performance statistical model, wherein the validation comprises:
estimating one or more second characteristics associated with a second distribution of values of the at least one output parameter,
based on a real-time data associated with the image-analysis task;

comparing at least one of the distribution of the values of the at least one output parameter and the second distribution,
or the one or more characteristics and the one or more second characteristics;

validating the performance statistical model based on the comparison; and
creating a new performance statistical model utilizing the one or more second characteristics, based on the validation.

US Pat. No. 9,183,742

METHODS, SYSTEMS AND PROCESSOR-READABLE MEDIA FOR OPTIMIZING INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM STRATEGIES UTILIZING SYSTEMATIC GENETIC ALGORITHMS

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A computer-implemented method for optimizing a multiple intelligent transportation strategies system, said method comprising:
associating a traffic simulation model with a genetic algorithm based optimization engine by processing with a computing device
said traffic simulation model and said genetic algorithm based optimizing engine in order to optimize a plurality of intelligent
transportation strategies utilizing said traffic simulation model;

estimating an origin-destination matrix that minimizes discrepancies between a simulated and an observed link traffic count
by considering via a computing device, a road network and a traffic count with respect to a region;

determining a driver behavior parameter via a computing device utilizing said origin-destination matrix via calibration so
that said traffic simulation model replicates a freeway traffic flow in said region; and

obtaining an optimal set of parameters comprising a pricing algorithm parameter, a ramp meter mechanism and a speed limit
with respect to said plurality of intelligent transportation strategies to optimize a set goal with respect to a given constraint
and to meet a level of service metric as well as a revenue target under said plurality of intelligent transportation strategies.

US Pat. No. 9,363,419

USER PREFERENCES BASED ON CATEGORIES OF IMAGES

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method comprising:
receiving an image-processing request relating to user images from a user;
classifying said user images into user-request image-element categories using a processor of a computerized device;
retrieving previously stored user-specific preferences, from a non-volatile computer storage medium using said processor,
that correspond to said user-request image-element categories into which said user images are classified, said previously
stored user-specific preferences resulting from said user participating in a previous image rendition preference survey, and
said previously stored user-specific preferences being previously stored preference data, input by a plurality of different
users;

obtaining additional user-specific preferences by having said user participate in additional image rendition surveys for ones
of said user-request image-element categories for which corresponding previously stored user-specific preferences are absent
from said non-volatile computer storage medium;

deriving recommended renditions for said user images according to said previously stored user-specific preferences and/or
said additional user-specific preferences retrieved based on said user-request image-element categories into which said user
images are classified; and

processing said image-processing request using said processor by altering renditions of said user images according to said
recommended renditions.

US Pat. No. 9,132,599

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMAGE REGISTRATION FOR PACKAGING

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method of printing an image on corrugated material comprising:
receiving a digital representation of an image;
printing a print target on a first corrugated material at a print location;
determining whether an error distance between the print target and a die cut target is less than a threshold;
automatically adjusting the print location based on the error distance; and
printing the image on a second corrugated material at the adjusted print location.
US Pat. No. 9,291,925

PHASE IMMERSION EMULSIFICATION PROCESS AND APPARATUS

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

9. A method for forming toner, the method comprising:
contacting a resin with an organic solvent and a basic neutralizing agent to form a resin mixture;
subjecting the resin mixture to a steam flow in a continuous manner to form a dispersion by continually pumping the resin
mixture and the steam flow into a mixing zone thereby forming a latex where the resin mixture and steam flow contact within
the mixing zone;

removing the latex from the mixing zone;
wherein latex formation in the mixing zone requires no mechanical mixing;
aggregating particles from a pre-toner mixture, the pre-toner mixture comprising the dispersion, an optional colorant, and
an optional wax; and

coalescing the aggregated particles to form toner particles.

US Pat. No. 9,183,734

COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MULTI-LOCATIONAL CURBSIDE VALET PARKING SERVICES

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A computer-implemented system for providing multi-locational curbside valet parking service through centrally-managed parking
services, comprising:
a server configured to manage a multiplicity of motor vehicle parking spaces disbursed over a plurality of physically-separate
and openly-disbursed parking locations through a centrally-located server, the server configured to interface over a computer
network and comprising a memory and a computer processor, the computer processor operatively coupled to the memory and configured
to execute computer executable program modules;

a plurality of smart parking devices that are each located proximate to and which correspond to at least one of the parking
spaces, each of the smart parking devices interfaced with the server via the computer network;

a plurality of vehicle occupancy sensors that are also each located proximate to and which correspond to at least one of the
parking spaces, each of the vehicle occupancy sensors interfaced with the server via the computer network;

a reservations module executed by the server and configured to reserve through the server use of a plurality of the parking
spaces for a valet service, comprising:

a request module configured to accept a reservation request for the use of the plurality of the parking spaces that are specified
by their locations, through the server, for use by the valet service for a period of time; and

an occupancy module configured to sense occupancy of the parking spaces that are reserved for the use of the valet service
by a motor vehicle, through the vehicle occupancy sensor that corresponds to each of the parking spaces that are reserved
for the use of the valet service, during the time period, and to provide the occupancy to the server via the network;

an availability module executed by the server and configured to identify a valet drop-off location of at least one of the
parking spaces that is reserved for the use of the valet service and is not occupied by a motor vehicle; and

a notification module executed by the server and configured to provide the valet drop-off location and a location of a lock
box to a motorist through a user interface, the lock box being adapted to hold a key of a motor vehicle of the motorist.

US Pat. No. 9,392,127

DOCUMENT PRODUCTION SYSTEM HAVING AUTOMATIC ADJUSTMENT OF CONTENT TO FIT THE PRINTABLE AREA OF A PRE-PRINTED MEDIA

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A document production system comprising:
a scanner equipped with a motor which rotates a medium to be scanned around an axis;
a printer; and
a computing device, including a processor, configured to perform the functions of:
causing the scanner to scan a template comprising a pre-printed media;
determining, based on the scanned template, a printable area of the pre-printed media by:
(a) identifying a first variation in the intensity of light detected by a scan head of the scanner,
(b) identifying the angle that the motor has rotated the pre-printed media when the first variation is detected and calculating
a distance therefrom,

(c) providing a first offset of the linear distance from the top of the pre-printed media and marking the first offset as
unprintable,

(d) identifying a second variation in the intensity of light detected by a scan head of the scanner,
(e) identifying the angle that the motor has rotated the pre-printed media when the second variation is detected and calculating
a linear distance therefrom, and

(f) providing a second offset starting at the linear distance from the top of the pre-printed media and extending to the bottom
of the pre-printed media and marking the second offset as unprintable;

manipulating a soft copy of a document such that the document is configured to fit into the printable area of the template;
and

causing the printer to print the document in the printable area of the pre-printed media.

US Pat. No. 9,274,444

NEUTRALIZING AGENTS FOR RESIN EMULSIONS

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A process comprising:
mixing at least one polyester resin comprises a high molecular weight polyester having a number average molecular weight of
from about 86,000 and 121,000 with a solvent to form a resin mixture;

neutralizing the resin mixture with a neutralizing agent in water; and
agitating the resin mixture and neutralizing agent in water to form an aqueous emulsion, wherein the neutralizing agent is
selected from the group consisting of triethylamine, triethaneolamine, and mixtures thereof; further wherein wherein the solvent
comprises two organic solvents and the ratio of the two organic solvents is from about 5:1 to about 50:1.

US Pat. No. 9,288,364

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ESTIMATING HALF-TONE FREQUENCY OF AN IMAGE

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method for estimating a half-tone frequency of an image, the method comprising:
combining, by one or more processors, a first binary block, obtained from a portion of said image, with one or more second
binary blocks to create a third binary block, wherein each of said one or more second binary blocks is obtained by shifting
said first binary block; and

estimating, by said one or more processors, said half-tone frequency of said portion of said image, based on said first binary
block and said third binary block.

US Pat. No. 9,272,506

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPLEMENTING AN ADVANCED INKER UNIT SURFACE CONDITIONING SYSTEM IN A VARIABLE DATA DIGITAL LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING DEVICE

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. An inker unit in a variable data digital lithographic image forming system, comprising:
an ink chamber that provides an ink supply in the inker unit;
an inking member that transfers ink from the ink chamber to an ink transfer nip between the inking member and a reimageable
surface of an imaging member, the inking member having at least one of a roughened or pitted surface;

a leveling unit that levels a layer of the ink uniformly on a surface of the inking member;
a cleaner roll having a conformable surface and being positioned to contact the surface of the inking member at a position
between the ink transfer nip and the ink chamber, the conformable surface of the cleaner roll having a comparatively low durometer
silicone roller surface for penetrating into recesses in the at least one of the roughened or pitted surface of the inking
member to disturb residual ink in the recesses that was not completely transferred to the reimageable surface and to engage
residual products back transferred from the reimageable surface to the surface of the inking member; and

a vacuum system including a vacuum removal component that draws a vacuum through a permeable surface of the cleaner roll and
a porous metal roller base formed with a hollowed core to extract at least a portion of the residual products from the surface
of the cleaner roll.

US Pat. No. 9,068,041

POLYESTER EA TONER COMPRISING FURAN

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method of making a bio-based polyester resin for making toner comprising polycondensing a polyol with a polyacidic furan,
optionally in the presence of a catalyst to form the bio-based polyester resin for making toner, wherein said polyol comprises
a rosin diol, wherein said rosin diol is obtained by reacting a rosin acid and glycerol carbonate, in the presence of a catalyst
comprising 2-methyl-1H-imidazole, wherein the polyacidic furan is obtained from a bio-based product.

US Pat. No. 9,272,868

DOCUMENT READING DEVICE

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A document reading device characterized by comprising:
a sheet supply tray on which a document is placed;
a reading section that reads the document;
a sheet discharge tray that houses the document read by the reading section;
a U-shaped document conveying path that extends from the sheet supply tray to the sheet discharge tray through the reading
unit;

a separation section including a feeding roller that feeds the documents on the sheet supply tray while separating the document
one from another and a separation member that is brought into pressure contact with the feeding roller;

a document feeding roller pair that is disposed downstream of the separation section; and
a reading unit that is disposed inside the U-shaped document conveying path, wherein
a regulation wall that aligns leading ends of the documents placed on the sheet supply tray is provided downstream of the
sheet supply tray,

a guide member that constitutes the document conveying path extending at least over an area between the sheet supply tray
and the document feeding roller pair is provided so as to continue from the regulation wall,

the regulation wall, the guide member, and the separation member are configured as one separation guide unit, and the separation
guide unit is configured to be detachably attached to the document conveying path, and

the reading unit is configured to be removable from inside the U-shaped document conveying path through an opening of the
document conveying path through which the separation guide unit is removed.

US Pat. No. 9,236,677

SPRING POWER CONTACT HAVING NON-LINEAR SLOT

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A power supply apparatus comprising:
an arm having a contact end,
said contact end comprising a curved planar surface having a first edge and a second edge and terminating at an end edge,
said first edge and said second edge extending along parallel curved lines within said curved planar surface and defining
a width dimension of said contact end,

said end edge following a straight line, and
said contact end comprising a non-linear slot extending from said end edge along said curved planar surface positioned equally
between said first edge and said second edge.

US Pat. No. 9,290,637

PIGMENTED WAX DISPERSION AND METHOD FOR PREPARING SAME

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A process for preparing a pigmented wax dispersion comprising:
(a) melting and mixing a dry pigment with at least one wax to form a pigment concentrate, wherein the pigment concentrate
contains at least 25 percent by weight of pigment;

(b) milling the pigment concentrate of step (a) to form a milled pigment concentrate;
(c) combining the milled pigment concentrate of (b) with water and dispersing to form a pigmented wax dispersion comprising
a plurality of pigmented wax particles comprising a pigment core surrounded by a wax shell, wherein the pigmented wax particles
exhibit a particle size distribution of from about 150 nanometers to less than about 300 nanometers;

wherein the melting and mixing of step (a) and the milling of step (b) is done in an immersion media mill; and
wherein the combining of step (c) is done using a piston homogenizer.

US Pat. No. 9,272,525

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AIR BUBBLE FORMATION IN SOLID INKJET PRINTER INK FLOW PATHS

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. An inkjet printhead comprising:
a member having a channel through the member with a first opening and a second opening to enable melted ink to enter the channel
at the first opening and flow through the channel to the second opening; and

at least one protrusion extending from the member to position a portion of the protrusion into melted ink in the channel to
form a dominant stress concentration in the melted ink.

US Pat. No. 9,223,239

TONER RESINS AND PROCESSES FOR MAKING THE SAME

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A process for making a toner resin emulsion comprising:
reacting an organic diol with a cyclic alkylene carbonate in the presence of a first catalyst to thereby form a polyalkoxy
diol;

reacting the polyalkoxy diol with one or more diacid reagents in the presence of a second catalyst in an esterification reaction;
monitoring an acid value of a resulting mixture produced from the esterification reaction;
subsequently polycondensing the resulting mixture with an unsaturated diacid to form an unsaturated polyester resin;
dissolving the unsaturated polyester resin in an organic solvent to form a solution;
neutralizing the solution of the polyester resin;
adding a sufficient amount of water to the neutralized solution to form a resin emulsion; and
removing the organic solvent in the resin emulsion.

US Pat. No. 9,396,255

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR FACILITATING EVALUATION OF DOCUMENTS

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method for facilitating evaluation of one or more electronic documents, the method comprising:
extracting, by one or more processors, one or more templates from each of the one or more electronic documents, wherein each
of the one or more electronic documents comprises one or more questions and a response to each of the one or more questions,
wherein each of the one or more templates comprises a question and the response corresponding to the question, extracted from
each of the one or more electronic documents;

identifying, by the one or more processors, areas in the one or more templates, wherein each of the identified areas comprises
the response to the question provided by a user associated with each of the one or more electronic documents;

clustering, by the one or more processors, a plurality of areas, comprising same responses to the question, from the identified
areas into a group; and

distributing, by the one or more processors, one or more groups, which includes at least the group, to one or more remote
workers or a crowdsourcing platform for the evaluation.

US Pat. No. 9,221,929

CARRIER RESINS WITH IMPROVED RELATIVE HUMIDITY SENSITIVITY

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. Resin particles comprising a copolymer:
wherein the copolymer comprises,
at least one cycloacrylate monomer;
at least one charge control agent monomer comprising a structure as set forth in formula (I) or isomers thereof:

wherein R1 is methyl or H; and R2 is an aryl, a cyclic heteroalkyl, cyclic heteroalkylalkyl or a cyclic heteroalkylaryl comprising at least one sulfur atom,
and wherein the resin has a carbon:oxygen (C/O) ratio of at least about 4, and wherein the copolymers form particles with
a size from about 40 nm to about 200 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,201,619

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ASSIGNING A JOB SOURCE TO A HUB IN A PRINT PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method of assigning a hub to a job source, the method comprising:
identifying one or more job sources where one or more print jobs are received;
identifying one or more hubs to which the print jobs can be sent to be processed;
determining a processing cost for each unique pair of job sources and hubs by:
determining a cost of processing the job source's jobs at the hub over a period of time,
determining a cost of shipping a completed job from the hub to the job source, wherein the cost of shipping is based on a
geographical proximity between the job source and the hub, and

summing the cost of processing and the cost of shipping;
creating, by a computing device, a job source list by:
identifying the pair associated with the largest processing cost,
assigning the job source of the identified pair a highest position in the job source list, and
repeating the identifying and the assigning for a next highest position until all identified job sources are assigned; and
assigning the job source having the highest position in the job source list to an associated hub having a lowest processing
cost.

US Pat. No. 9,274,480

PAPER TRAY SIZE SENSING MECHANISM

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A paper tray side guide adjustment mechanism, comprising:
a paper tray including a fixed support surface and walls surrounding said fixed support surface for holding sheets to be fed
therefrom and movable side guides separate from said paper tray and adapted for adjusting to a plurality of sheet sizes within
said paper tray through movement of said side guides against only sides of said plurality of sheet sizes;

a cord with said movable side guides attached to said cord;
a flag attached to said cord; and
four pulleys, said cord being entrained around said four pulleys such that when one of said side guides is moved the opposing
side guide moves in an opposite direction until each side guide abuts directly against opposite sides of said plurality of
sheets.

US Pat. No. 9,387,661

DAMPENING FLUID VAPOR DEPOSITION SYSTEMS FOR INK-BASED DIGITAL PRINTING

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. An ink-based digital printing dampening fluid delivery system useful for printing with an ink-based digital printing system,
the ink-based digital printing system having an imaging member, the system comprising:
a supply chamber having a supply chamber interior;
a supply channel, the supply channel defining a supply channel interior in communication with the supply chamber interior,
the supply channel descending towards the imaging member at an angle of 30 degrees or less, the supply channel being configured
to deliver fluid vapor onto a surface of the imaging member; and

a supply channel outlet configured to enable the supply chamber interior to communicate with the surface of the imaging member,
the supply channel outlet being configured to deliver dampening fluid vapor to the surface of the imaging member at an angle
of 30 degrees or less by vapor deposition, the supply channel including line probes configured to report tangential velocity
above a plate surface, mass fraction at the surface of the plate, and temperature at the surface of the plate.

US Pat. No. 9,288,359

INTEGRATED PLATEN SCANNER AND DOCUMENT HANDLER FOR A COPIER, MULTIFUNCTIONAL PRINTER OR STANDALONE SCANNING DEVICE

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. An integrated document handling and platen scanning apparatus for detachable use with a photocopier, multifunctional printer
or standalone scanning device; the apparatus comprising:
a main body;
a platen glass positionally fixed to the main body;
a CVT glass area positionally fixed to the main body;
a first image module attached to the main body, the first image module being movable across the platen glass to scan an image
on a first side of a document when the document is stationary;

a document handler attached to the main body, the document handler being configured to invert the document and to feed the
document across the CVT glass area; and

an attachment point on the main body that is adapted to detachably attach the main body to a device body of the photocopier,
multifunction printer or standalone scanning device such that the main body, platen glass, first image module, and document
handler are detachable as a unit from the device body and move as a unit relative to the device body,

wherein the first image module is configured to remain stationary and scan the image on the first side of the document when
the document is fed across the CVT glass area.

US Pat. No. 9,217,700

PIEZO ACTUATED FLUID DISPENSER FLUID CHARACTERIZATION

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A method of measuring a fluid viscosity using a piezo-actuated fluid dispenser, the method comprising:
generating a pressure wave in a channel in the piezo-actuated fluid dispenser using a piezo element;
detecting, using the piezo element, a residual pressure oscillation in the channel caused by the generating;
obtaining a resonance frequency of the residual pressure oscillation;
calculating a width of a resonance peak at the resonance frequency in a power spectrum of the residual pressure oscillation;
and

determining, based on the width, the fluid viscosity.

US Pat. No. 9,278,526

MODULAR PRINTHEAD SUB-ASSEMBLY

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A printhead, comprising:
a driver module comprising:
a carrier plate;
a first adhesive layer disposed on the carrier plate;
a diaphragm plate disposed on the first adhesive layer;
a piezoelectric layer disposed on the diaphragm plate;
a second adhesive layer disposed on the piezoelectric layer, wherein the second adhesive layer has a plurality of holes formed
therethrough along the length of the piezoelectric layer that are directly above the piezoelectric layer; and

a chip on flex disposed on the second adhesive layer.

US Pat. No. 9,275,286

SHORT-TIME STOPPING DETECTION FROM RED LIGHT CAMERA VIDEOS

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method to detect a vehicle running a stop signal positioned at an intersection, the method comprising:
acquiring a sequence of frames from at least one video camera monitoring an intersection being signaled by the stop signal;
defining a first region of interest (ROI) including a road region located before the intersection on the image plane;
searching the first ROI for a candidate violating vehicle;
in response to detecting the candidate violating vehicle in the first ROI, tracking a location of the detected candidate violating
vehicle across a number of frames;

generating at least one trajectory using the location in the number of frames;
defining a second ROI located after the stop signal on the image plane;
in response to the at least one trajectory including a component in the first and second ROIs, classifying the candidate violating
vehicle as belonging to a violating vehicle; and

in response to the at least one trajectory not including a component in both of the first and second ROIs, classifying the
candidate violating vehicle as belonging to a non-violating vehicle based on the at least one trajectory.

US Pat. No. 9,266,105

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FORMING BONDED SUBSTRATES

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

13. A chemical assay device configured to direct a diffusion of a fluid comprising:
a first substrate comprising:
a first side with a predetermined location that is configured to receive a biological fluid sample;
a second substrate with a first side that engages a second side of the first substrate to receive fluid from the biological
fluid sample that diffuses through the first substrate; and

a hydrophobic material that penetrates the first substrate and the second substrate to bond the first substrate to the second
substrate, a first portion of the hydrophobic material penetrates the first substrate and a second portion of the hydrophobic
material penetrates the second substrate, the second portion being greater than the first portion.

US Pat. No. 9,224,058

DATA AUGMENTATION METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPROVED AUTOMATIC LICENSE PLATE RECOGNITION

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method for data augmentation utilized in an automatic license plate recognition engine, said method comprising:
associating a machine-readable code with an automatic license plate recognition engine that reads and recognizes an image
of a license plate of a vehicle captured via at least one camera and which communicates with a barcode reading engine, an
image capture engine and a processor that communicates electronically with said at least one camera, at least one illuminator
and at least one trigger wherein said at least one trigger comprises a ground loop trigger;

controlling said at least one trigger, said at least one illuminator and said at least one camera via said image capture engine
associated with said automatic license plate recognition engine so that said at least one trigger controls said at least one
illuminator to illuminate a license plate region of said vehicle;

configuring said machine-readable code to comprise 24 or fewer bits, which define parameters that drive processing within
said automatic license plate recognition engine with respect to said processor to produce recognition results thereof and
enhance a machine readability of said image of said license plate captured by said at least one camera and recognized and
analyzed via said automatic license plate recognition engine; and

locating a barcode region in said image of said license plate via said barcode reading engine using a priori knowledge of
said location and edge references and known pixel-to-edge distance relationships to determine a parameter set from said parameters,
which is sent to said license plate reading engine, which uses said parameter set to determine a correct character sequence
and a state jurisdiction to determine a unique identifier for said vehicle; and

periodically updating said parameters based on a current operation of said automatic license plate recognition engine and
historical statistics associated with said automatic license plate recognition engine.

US Pat. No. 9,298,993

ON-STREET VEHICLE PARKING OCCUPANCY ESTIMATION VIA CURB DETECTION

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method comprising:
training a computer system to identify a curb;
evaluating image data of a region of interest to determine a region wherein a curb is visible in said region of interest,
said evaluation further comprising:

determining a length of said region where said curb is visible;
dividing said length by a predefined length to determine a number of available parking spaces; and
estimating a parking occupancy of said region of interest according to said region where said curb is visible.

US Pat. No. 9,367,541

TERMINOLOGICAL ADAPTATION OF STATISTICAL MACHINE TRANSLATION SYSTEM THROUGH AUTOMATIC GENERATION OF PHRASAL CONTEXTS FOR BILINGUAL TERMS

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A method for terminological adaptation of a machine translation system comprising:
receiving a set of vocabulary pairs, each vocabulary pair including a source term in a source language and a target term in
a target language, each term being in a class which includes a set of sequences;

extracting contextual phrase pairs from a bilingual training corpus, each of the contextual phrase pairs including a source
phrase and a target phrase, the source phrase including a source sequence of a same class as the source term of one of the
vocabulary pairs and associated source context, the target phrase including a target sequence of a same class as the target
term of the one of the vocabulary pairs and associated target context;

generating templates based on the extracted contextual phrase pairs, each template replacing the source and target sequences
of a contextual phrase pair with respective source and target placeholders denoting the class;

generating at least one candidate phrase pair from each template, each candidate phrase pair replacing the source and target
placeholders of the template with respective source and target terms of a vocabulary pair of the same class; and

incorporating at least some of the candidate phrase pairs into a phrase table of a machine translation system,
wherein at least one of the extracting contextual phrase pairs, generating templates, and generating candidate phrase pairs
is performed with a processor.

US Pat. No. 9,335,667

CARRIER FOR TWO COMPONENT DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A two component development system comprising
a plurality of toner particles comprising a colorant; and
a plurality of toner carrier particles comprising
a magnetic carrier core having a D50 diameter in a range from about 30 microns to about 40 microns; and a surfactant-polymer coating, the coating being present
in an amount in a range from about 0.5 percent by weight to about 1.5 percent by weight of the toner carrier particle, wherein
the system is designed to operate at average toner charge in a range from about 30 to 70 micro coulombs per gram.

US Pat. No. 9,286,475

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENFORCEMENT OF SECURITY PROFILES IN MULTI-TENANT DATABASE

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A method of enforcing data privileges, comprising:
receiving a query from a user to access a multi-tenant database;
accessing, via a metadata security engine, a set of permissions specifying the user's data privileges to the multi-tenant
database;

identifying a set of objects, the set of objects including at least one object containing data matching the query in the multi-tenant
database;

authenticating, via the metadata security engine, the user's data privileges to at least one column of at least one object
in the set of objects containing data matching the query, the metadata security engine being independent of the multi-tenant
database;

for each object in the set of objects having the user's data privileges authenticated, substituting one or more table-valued
functions associated with the received query based on the set of permissions, the one or more table-valued functions conforming
the at least one object containing data matching the query with the set of permissions specifying the user's data privileges,
the substituting of the one or more table-valued functions comprising:

identifying a first table in a FROM statement associated with the received query;
replacing the first table with a first table-valued function;
determining if the first table is the last table;
replacing an INNER JOIN with LEFT OUTER JOIN when the first table is not the last table;
determining whether a second table's permissions are covered by the first table-valued function; and
replacing the second table with a second table-valued function when the second table's permissions are not covered by the
first table-valued function; and

transmitting a response to the received query, the response to the received query including the one or more table-valued functions
for each object in the set of objects having the user's data privileges authenticated.

US Pat. No. 9,286,573

COST-AWARE NON-STATIONARY ONLINE LEARNING

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A method including:
performing ensemble learning of an ensemble of classifiers or regressors to predict a non-stationary time-varying parameter
over a time series of episodes, each episode comprising a time period;

wherein the ensemble learning includes for an episode of the time series of episodes:
selecting an ensemble action from a set of ensemble actions based on ensemble action quality values (Q values) for the ensemble
actions at an error state for the episode that is indicative of error of the ensemble of classifiers or regressors in predicting
the non-stationary time-varying parameter,

executing the selected ensemble action to update the ensemble of classifiers or regressors,
computing or retrieving a cost of executing the selected ensemble action,
computing a reward indicative of how well the updated ensemble of classifiers or regressors predicts the non-stationary time-varying
parameter over the episode, and

updating the Q value for the selected ensemble action at the error state for the episode based on both the reward and the
cost of executing the selected ensemble action;

wherein performing of ensemble learning is performed by an electronic data processing device programmed to perform the ensemble
learning.

US Pat. No. 9,278,053

APPARATUS AND SYSTEM WITH PRE-LOADED CASSETTE FOR DISPENSING MULTIPLE MEDICATIONS AND METHODS THEREFORE

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. An apparatus for dispensing medications, comprising:
a dispensing device configured to store first prescription information including: an identification of each first medication
included in a first plurality of medications; a respective dosage for said each first medication; and a first plurality of
time spans, including first respective points in time, for dispensing the first plurality of medications; and,

a cassette:
installed in the dispensing device;
including a first plurality of sealed compartments, each first compartment in the first plurality of sealed compartments storing
at least one first respective pill for each medication in a second plurality of medications; and,

including an identification element storing second prescription information regarding the second plurality of medications;
and,

at least one dispensing port, wherein:
the dispensing device is configured to:
compare the first and second prescription information to determine if the second plurality of medications is in compliance
with the first prescription information; and,

within each first time span in the first plurality of time spans and when the second plurality of medications is in compliance
with the first prescription information:

access said each first compartment via the at least one dispensing port; and,
extract every at least one first pill from said each first compartment; and,
sealing of the first plurality of sealed compartments prevents access to said each first compartment except through the at
least one dispensing port.

US Pat. No. 9,340,457

FUSER COATING COMPOSITION AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method of making a fuser member, comprising:
obtaining a fuser member comprising a silicone resilient layer disposed on a substrate;
providing a coating dispersion comprising a liquid, fluoropolymer particles, carbon nanotubes, and a dispersant, wherein the
dispersant has a thermal degradation temperature below a melting temperature of the fluoropolymer particles;

applying the coating dispersion over the silicone resilient layer to form a coating layer;
heating the coating layer to a temperature above the degradation temperature of the dispersant and below a melting temperature
of the fluoropolymer particles for a time sufficient to remove the dispersant, wherein the degradation temperature ranges
from about 150° C. to about 250° C.; and

heating the coating layer to a temperature above the melting temperature of the fluoropolymer particles after the dispersant
is removed to melt the fluoropolymer particles wherein the melting temperature for the fluoropolymer particles ranges from
about 255° C. to about 360° C.

US Pat. No. 9,224,278

AUTOMATED METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETECTING THE PRESENCE OF A LIT CIGARETTE

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A non-transitory computer-implemented method for detecting a smoking product, said method comprising:
configuring at least one NIR/IR video capturing unit to capture a video feed in real time;
processing said video feed by a video-processing unit to determine if a smoking product is within a field of view of said
at least one NIR/IR video capturing unit, said processing comprising;

reading, via said video-processing unit, a near infrared video sequence captured from said at least one NIR/IR video capturing
unit;

performing via a background subtraction module of said video-processing unit a background subtraction on each frame of said
captured video;

identifying, via a hot spot tracking module of said video-processing unit, a hot spot of a predetermined size based on pixel
color information associated with said smoking product;

tracking via said hot spot tracking module of said video-processing unit, a motion of said hot spot; and
determining a presence of said smoking product based on motion information comprising said background subtraction and said
tracking of said hot spot.

US Pat. No. 9,354,711

DYNAMIC HAND-GESTURE-BASED REGION OF INTEREST LOCALIZATION

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method for localizing a region of interest in an ego-centric video using a dynamic hand gesture, comprising:
capturing, by a processor, the ego-centric video containing the dynamic hand gesture;
compensating, by the processor, for a drift of a head-mounted video device during the capturing of the ego-centric video;
analyzing, by the processor, a frame of the ego-centric video to detect pixels that correspond to a fingertip using a hand
segmentation algorithm;

analyzing, by the processor, temporally one or more frames of the ego-centric video to compute a path of the fingertip in
the dynamic hand gesture, wherein the analyzing temporally the one or more frames of the ego-centric video to compute the
path of the fingertip comprises performing a localization on a frame-by-frame basis;

localizing, by the processor, the region of interest based on the path of the fingertip in the dynamic hand gesture, wherein
the region of interest is larger than the frame and the path is traced using a combination of the dynamic hand gesture and
a movement of the head-mounted video device, wherein an object in the region of interest is stitched together to fit in the
region of interest in one frame; and

performing, by the processor, an action based on the object in the region of interest.

US Pat. No. 9,122,453

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROCESSING CROWDSOURCED TASKS

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method for processing one or more crowdsourced tasks, the method comprising: in at least one computing device: converting
an audio input received from a crowdworker to one or more phrases by one or more processors in the at least one computing
device, wherein the audio input is at least a response to a crowdsourced task, a mode of the audio input being recommended
to the crowdworker based a performance score associated with the crowdworker; wherein the mode of the audio input is selected
from a group consisting of a character-wise speech and a word-wise speech and the performance score corresponds to an accuracy
ration of the crowdworker obtained as a ratio of number of correctly attempted tasks to total number of attempted tasks; and
presenting the one or more phrases on a display of the at least one computing device by the one or more processors, wherein
a phrase from the one or more phrases is selected by the crowdworker as a correct response to the crowdsourced task.

US Pat. No. 9,090,758

PHASE CHANGE INK COMPRISING MODIFIED NATURALLY-DERIVED COLORANTS

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A phase change ink composition comprising:
an ink vehicle;
an optional dispersant;
a modified naturally-derived colorant comprising a naturally-derived colorant that is modified with an aliphatic quaternary
salt, an olephenic quaternary salt, an aromatic quaternary salt, or a mixture or combination thereof;

an optional fluorescent dye; and
an optional synergist.

US Pat. No. 9,098,022

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING DIFFERENTIAL GLOSS IMAGE USING LASER ENERGY

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. An image forming method, comprising:
forming a toner image on an image receiving media substrate by depositing a toner material on the image receiving media substrate
in an image forming device;

superimposing a secondary image on the toner image formed on the image receiving media substrate, the secondary image (1)
being independent of the toner image underlying the secondary image and (2) having a first surface roughness; and

exposing portions of the secondary image to short pulses of laser energy from a single source of laser energy in the image
forming device, the laser energy modifying the first surface roughness of the exposed portions of the secondary image to a
second surface roughness while the toner image and the image receiving media substrate remain substantially unaffected by
the laser energy,

a difference in surface roughness between the first surface roughness and the second surface roughness causing a distinct
contrast in gloss in the secondary image, and

the laser energy being applied in a manner that precludes losses in the toner material and evaporation of the toner material
in the toner image.

US Pat. No. 9,075,372

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EMPLOYING A CUSTOMER REPLACEABLE UNIT (CRU) TO ALTER AN INSTALLATION TYPE FOR THE CRU IN AN IMAGE FORMING DEVICE

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method to identify a replaceable component in a device, comprising:
receiving, with a processor in the device, replaceable component identifying information from a supplier, the processor in
the device running a device management application associated with the device, the received replaceable component identifying
information comprising an identification number for a replaceable component shipped by the supplier and an associated serial
number for an intended destination device for the replaceable component;

comparing, with the processor running the device management application in the device, the received replaceable component
identifying information with information read directly from an electronic monitoring module associated with the replaceable
component, the information being read directly from the electronic monitoring module when the replaceable component is installed
in the device for use;

assigning, with the processor running the device management application in the device, additional identifying information
to the replaceable component using the device management application; and

transmitting the additional identifying information for the replaceable component to the supplier.

US Pat. No. 9,369,606

AUTOMATED PAIRING OF MULTIFUNCTION DEVICES AND EXTERNAL DEVICES

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a processor;
a graphic user interface; and
a wireless network connection operatively connected to said processor,
said wireless network connection discovering a multifunction printing device when a network address of said multifunction
printing device is unknown to said apparatus,

said apparatus being external to said multifunction printing device,
said graphic user interface displaying a message for a user to physically move a lid, media tray, document feeder, or access
door of said multifunction printing device to wirelessly pair said apparatus to said multifunction printing device,

said processor detecting said user moving said lid, media tray, document feeder, or access door after said apparatus has displayed
said message,

in response to said processor detecting said user moving said lid, media tray, document feeder, or access door, said multifunction
printing device automatically identifying said network address of said multifunction printing device to said apparatus, without
further user input, and

said processor wirelessly pairing said apparatus to said multifunction printing device through said wireless network connection
based on said network address of said multifunction printing device, in response only to said user moving said lid, media
tray, document feeder, or access door, and without further user input.

US Pat. No. 9,303,172

SPREADABLE INK COMPOSITION AND METHOD OF PREDICTING WHETHER INK COMPOSITION WILL HAVE ACCEPTABLE SPREADING PERFORMANCE

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A phase change ink, comprising:
a crystalline component; and
an amorphous component;
wherein at a temperature ranging from about 40° C. to about 80° C. the phase change ink simultaneously exhibits (i) a static
force ranging from about 2 N to about 4.5 N, and (ii) a storage modulus ranging from about 300 MPa to about 700 MPa,

wherein the crystalline component is not a wax and is selected from the group consisting of:
a) a diurethane haying a formula of

where Q is alkanediyl; each R6 and R7 is independently phenyl or cyclohexyl optionally substituted with one or more alkyl; i is 0 or 1; j is 0 or 1; p is 1 to 4;
and g is 1 to 4;

b) an aromatic ether having the following structure:
R6—O—[(CH2)2O]p—R7  (III)

wherein R6 and R7 is independently selected from the group consisting of (i) an alkyl group, which can be a linear or branched, cyclic or acyclic,
substituted or unsubstituted, saturated or unsaturated, alkyl group, and wherein heteroatoms may optionally be present in
the alkyl group, in embodiments, having from about 1 to about 40 carbon atoms; (ii) an arylalkyl group, which can be a substituted
or unsubstituted arylalkyl group, wherein the alkyl portion of arylalkyl group can be linear or branched, cyclic or acyclic,
substituted or unsubstituted, saturated or unsaturated, and wherein heteroatoms may optionally be present in either the aryl
portion or the alkyl portion of the arylalkyl group, in embodiments, having from about 4 to about 40 carbon atoms; and (iii)
an aromatic group, which can be a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic group, wherein the substituent can be a linear, branched,
cyclic or acyclic alkyl group and wherein heteroatoms may optionally be present in the aromatic group, having from about 3
to about 40 carbon atoms; and mixtures thereof, provided that at least one of R6 and R7 is an aromatic group; and p is 0 or 1;

c) an amide having a formula of:

wherein each of R3 and R4 is independently selected from the group consisting of (i) an alkyl group, which can be a linear or branched, cyclic or acyclic,
substituted or unsubstituted, saturated or unsaturated, alkyl group, and wherein heteroatoms may optionally be present in
the alkyl group having from about 1 to about 40 carbon atoms; (ii) an arylalkyl group, which can be a substituted or unsubstituted
arylalkyl group, wherein the alkyl portion of arylalkyl group can be linear or branched, cyclic or acyclic, substituted or
unsubstituted, saturated or unsaturated, and wherein heteroatoms may optionally be present in either the aryl portion or the
alkyl portion of the arylalkyl group having from about 4 to about 40 carbon atoms; and (iii) an aromatic group, which can
be a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic group wherein the substituent can be a linear, branched, cyclic or acyclic alkyl
group and, wherein heteroatoms may optionally be present in the aromatic group having from about 3 to about 40 carbon atoms,
and mixtures thereof; and

d) a compound of the following structure:

wherein R6 and R7 can be the same or different, and wherein R6 and R7 each, independently of the other is selected from the group consisting of (i) an alkyl group, which can be a linear or branched,
cyclic or acyclic, substituted or unsubstituted, saturated or unsaturated, alkyl group, and wherein heteroatoms may optionally
be present in the alkyl group having from about 1 to about 40 carbon atoms; (ii) an arylalkyl group, which can be a substituted
or unsubstituted arylalkyl group, wherein the alkyl portion of arylalkyl group can be linear or branched, cyclic or acyclic,
substituted or unsubstituted, saturated or unsaturated, and wherein heteroatoms may optionally be present in either the aryl
portion or the alkyl portion of the arylalkyl group having from about 4 to about 40 carbon atoms; and (iii) an aromatic group,
which can be a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic group wherein the substituent can be a linear, branched, cyclic or acyclic
alkyl group and, wherein heteroatoms may optionally be present in the aromatic group having from about 3 to about 40 carbon
atoms, and mixtures thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,104,358

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DOCUMENT PRODUCTION VISUALIZATION

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method for pre-print visualization of a job to be printed, comprising:
submitting all content of the print job;
virtual rendering of the job in 3D on a user interface using print-quality representations of content, where a user can observe
job-specific aspects and change a point of view relative to the rendering of the job in 3D, said virtual rendering further
including selecting and viewing individual pages of the print job, wherein the virtual rendering is used to validate aspects
of the job as a function of the type of user;

receiving user approval for production of the print job; and
signaling such approval and forwarding the print job and virtual rendering for production of the print job.
US Pat. No. 9,394,319

BORON SUBPHTHALOCYANINE COMPOUNDS AND METHOD OF MAKING

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A process for making a colorant compound, the process comprising:
reacting a phthalonitrile compound with a boron halide salt to form a boron subphthalocyanine chloride intermediate, the phthalonitrile
compound including an oxygen or sulfur containing functional group substituted with a substituted or unsubstituted, linear,
branched or cyclic, aliphatic or aromatic terminal hydrocarbyl group that is 8 or more carbon atoms in length, the hydrocarbyl
group optionally containing one or more heteroatoms; and

reacting the boron subphthalocyanine chloride intermediate with at least one oxygen containing compound selected from the
group consisting of carboxylic acids and sulfonic acids to form a colorant compound that provides a magenta color,

wherein the carboxylic acid has a formula:
R5COOH

wherein R5 is a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl optionally containing one or more hetero atoms; and the sulfonic acid has a formula:

R6S(?O)2OH

wherein R6 is a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl optionall containing one or more hetero atoms.

US Pat. No. 9,329,510

SIMPLIFIED PROCESS FOR SUSTAINABLE TONER RESIN

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A process for the preparation of a bio-based polyester polymer consisting of (i) preparing a rosin derivative comprising
plural alcohol groups in a single reactor and wherein said rosin derivative is generated by the reaction, in the presence
of a catalyst, of a rosin acid with bis-(epoxy-propyl)-neopentylene glycol; (ii) reacting said rosin derivative containing
hydroxyl groups with (a) dimethyl terephthalate or terephthalic acid, (b) succinic acid and (c) 1,2-propanediol in said single
reactor to form said polyester polymer; and (iii) optionally recovering said polyester polymer.
US Pat. No. 9,283,618

CONDUCTIVE PASTES CONTAINING SILVER CARBOXYLATES

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A composition for screen printing or flexographic printing comprising
a branched metal carboxylate,
an aromatic hydrocarbon solvent in which the branched metal carboxylate is soluble,
a thickening agent, wherein the thickening agent is a linear metal carboxylate, and
silver nanoparticles,
wherein the metal for the linear metal carboxylate and for the branched metal carboxylate is silver and further wherein the
composition has a viscosity of 5,000 cps or more at room temperature and a shear rate of 1 s?1;

wherein the composition contains about 10% by weight to about 90% by weight of the composition of the branched metal carboxylate,
about 0.01% by weight to about 5% by weight of the composition of the linear metal carboxylate, and wherein a weight ratio
of the branched metal carboxylate to the linear metal carboxylate is from about 10:1 to about 1000:1.

US Pat. No. 9,245,205

SUPERVISED MID-LEVEL FEATURES FOR WORD IMAGE REPRESENTATION

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A computer-implemented method for generating a visual feature to semantic space transformation map using a set of text
images, each text image including one or more annotated character bounding boxes, the method comprising:
a) extracting a plurality of image patch descriptors representative of a plurality of respective image patches representative
of the text images, the plurality of image patches including a background and a foreground area associated with the text images;

b) computing a plurality of aggregated representations of the image patch descriptors, each aggregated representation associated
with an image block including two or more image patches;

c) computing character annotations associated with each image block by measuring a proximate relationship of an image block
with an annotated character bounding box; and

d) generating the visual feature to semantic space transformation map by constructing an intermediate subspace which maps
the aggregated representations associated with the image blocks computed in step b) to the character annotations associated
with each image block computer in step c).

US Pat. No. 9,473,637

LEARNING GENERATION TEMPLATES FROM DIALOG TRANSCRIPTS

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A call center device operating in conjunction with a telephonic or online chat communication station, the call center device
comprising:
a dialog manager configured to determine a recommended agent dialog act based on past dialog between a call center agent and
a second party which is received from the telephonic or online chat communication station; and

an utterance generation component configured to generate at least one recommended agent utterance for implementing the recommended
dialog act by operations including:

ranking a set of word lattices each represented as a weighted finite state automaton (WFSA) by conditional probabilities p(?|DA
type) where ? is a word lattice and DA type is a dialog act type of the recommended dialog act,

choosing at least one word lattice from the ranking, and
instantiating the chosen at least one word lattice to generate the at least one recommended agent utterance;
wherein the dialog manager and the utterance generation component comprise at least one computer programmed to determine the
recommended dialog act and to generate the at least one recommended agent utterance.

US Pat. No. 9,375,942

INK LEVEL SENSOR FORMED WITH AN ARRAY OF SELF-SENSING PIEZOELECTRIC TRANSDUCERS

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A printhead comprising:
a reservoir having a housing with a volume for containing a fluid;
a plurality of apertures in a nozzle plate of the housing that are pneumatically connected to the volume within the housing;
and

a fluid sensing device having:
a plurality of chambers, each chamber having a wall that encloses a volume that is directly connected pneumatically with the
volume within the housing to enable the ingress and egress of fluid between each chamber and the volume and to interpose the
volume within the housing between the chambers of the fluid sensing device and the apertures in the nozzle plate, the chambers
being arranged vertically within the volume;

a plurality of piezoelectric transducers, each chamber having one of the piezoelectric transducers mounted to the wall of
the chamber in a one-to-one correspondence; and

at least one electrical conductor electrically connected to each piezoelectric transducer in the plurality of piezoelectric
transducers to enable each piezoelectric transducer to bend a portion of the wall of the chamber on which the piezoelectric
transducer is located in response to the piezoelectric transducer receiving an electrical signal to produce an acoustical
wave in the chamber without ejecting fluid through any aperture in the nozzle plate and to enable each piezoelectric transducer
to transmit a signal through the at least one electrical conductor that corresponds to a fluctuating pressure on each piezoelectric
transducer produced by the acoustical wave within the chamber having the wall that the piezoelectric transducer bent to enable
a presence or absence of fluid within the chamber to be sensed.

US Pat. No. 9,375,879

MEDIA IDENTIFICATION PROCESSES

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A process for the preparation of identifying media comprising the generation of a backing layer, an adhesive layer in contact
with the backing layer, a face stock layer, a layer of text, graphics, or both text and graphics and wherein each of said
layers are individually formed with a three dimensional printing apparatus in communication with a computer assist device.

US Pat. No. 9,221,248

SYSTEM FOR DETECTING INOPERATIVE INKJETS IN PRINTHEADS EJECTING CLEAR INK USING A ROTATING MEMBER HAVING A LIGHT TRANSMITTING SURFACE

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A printer for forming objects comprising:
a rotating member having a surface layer and an edge along a circumferential perimeter of the surface layer on the rotating
member;

a printhead configured to eject material onto the surface layer of the rotating member;
a light source positioned to direct light into the edge at a position on the circumferential perimeter of the surface layer
of the rotating member to enable the directed light to propagate through the surface layer of the rotating member;

an optical sensor positioned to receive light emitted by the surface layer of the rotating member, the optical sensor being
configured to generate image data corresponding to the surface layer of the rotating member; and

a controller operatively connected to the printhead, the light source and the optical sensor, the controller being configured
to operate the printhead to eject material onto the surface layer of the rotating member with reference to a predetermined
pattern, to activate the light source selectively, to receive image data corresponding to the upper surface layer of the rotating
member generated by the optical sensor while the light source is directing light into the edge at the position on the circumferential
perimeter of the surface layer of the rotating member, and to detect inoperable inkjets in the printhead with reference to
the received image data and the predetermined pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,367,271

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACHIEVING TAP-TO-PRINT FUNCTIONALITY ON A MOBILE DEVICE

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method of printing a document from a mobile device comprising:
coupling the mobile device to a print device;
in response to the coupling, launching a tap-to-print software application on the mobile device, wherein the tap-to-print
software application does not modify an operating system of the mobile device;

via a processor of the mobile device executing the tap-to-print software application, wherein the tap-to-print application
causes the processor to:

automatically identify a document to be printed, wherein identifying the document to be printed comprises:
determining a time t0 at which the coupling occurred;

detecting a triggering event with respect to a most recent document at time tn;

determining a threshold time value, T;
determining, whether (t0?tn)?T; and

if it is determined that (t0?tn)?T, then identifying the most recent document as the document to be printed, else prompting a user of the mobile device to
identify a second document as the document to be printed; and

transmit the document to be printed to the print device.

US Pat. No. 9,317,789

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING POWER MODES IN PRINTERS, PHOTOCOPIERS, AND MULTI-FUNCTION DEVICES

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method of operating a printer comprising:
decoupling with a controller a graphical display device in the printer and at least one other component in the printer from
electrical power while a first proximity sensor in the printer is operatively connected by the controller to electrical power;

receiving at the controller a plurality of signals from the first proximity sensor that generates signals corresponding to
a position of an object with respect to the printer;

identifying with the controller a path of movement of the object in proximity to the printer with reference to the plurality
of signals generated by the first proximity sensor;

identifying with the controller a degree of similarity between the identified path of movement for the object and each cluster
of object paths in a plurality of object paths stored in a memory, the plurality of object paths stored in the memory includes
a plurality of clusters of object paths that precede data being received through the graphical display device and a plurality
of clusters of object paths that do not precede data being received through the graphical display device;

detecting that the identified degree of similarity between the identified path of movement for the object and one cluster
of object paths that precedes data being received through the graphical display device exceeds a predetermined threshold;
and

operatively connecting with the controller the graphical display device in the printer and the at least one other component
in the printer to electrical power in response to the controller detecting that the degree of similarity between the identified
path of movement of the object and the one cluster of object paths that precedes data being received through the graphical
display exceeds the predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,307,119

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMPUTATION-EFFICIENT IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A method of processing image information, comprising:
accessing an image source to receive image data;
performing a video decoding operation on the image data to generate a decoded video output;
performing, on the decoded video output, at least—
a black trapping operation to locate black areas of the decoded video output and generate a black trapping output,
a thin line growth operation to generate a thin line growth output,
a black enhancement operation to generate a black enhancement output, and
a color estimation operation to generate a color estimation output;
combining at least the black trapping output, the thin line growth output, and the black enhancement output to generate an
adjusted video output;

performing, in parallel with the video decoding operation, an edge detection operation on the image data to generate an edge
tag output;

performing an edge smoothing operation based on the edge tag output and the color estimation output to generate an edge smoothed
output; and

merging the adjusted video output and the edge smoothed output to generate a finished image output.

US Pat. No. 9,327,487

VARIABLE LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING PROCESS

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A process for variable lithographic printing, comprising:
absorbing a release agent into an imaging member comprising an imaging member surface, wherein the imaging member surface
is porous;

forming a latent image by evaporating the release agent from selective locations at the imaging member surface to form hydrophobic
non-image areas and hydrophilic image areas;

developing the latent image by applying an ink composition to the hydrophilic image areas to form a developed image; and
transferring the developed image to a receiving substrate;
wherein the imaging member is a foam or a sponge.

US Pat. No. 9,411,255

ELECTROSTATIC CHARGING MEMBER

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A bias charging member comprising:
a) a conductive core, and
b) an outer surface layer disposed on the conductive core, the outer surface layer comprising:
ceramic microspheres having an average size of from 1 micron to 40 microns present in an amount of from about 5 to about 40
weight percent of the outer layer, wherein the ceramic microspheres comprise a material selected from a group consisting of
alkali aluminosilicate and soda lime borosilicate.

US Pat. No. 9,648,752

SOLID INK MASK REMOVAL PROCESS

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A process for removing a solid ink mask from a flexible substrate, comprising:
pulling the substrate over a bar to cause the ink mask to flake off of the substrate, wherein the bar has a radius of curvature
of about 0.1 mm to about 100 mm; and,

abrading the solid ink mask with air jets, water or solvent fluid jets, spinning brushes, or combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,285,694

SUPER LOW MELT TONER HAVING CRYSTALLINE AROMATIC MONOESTERS

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

7. The toner of claim 1, wherein the polymeric resin is a polyester resin.

US Pat. No. 9,563,409

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING DUPLICATION OF OPERATIONS

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A computer implemented method of executing a script comprising one or more operations, the method comprising:
parsing each of a plurality of operations into an operation name and an associated input data set description to obtain one
or more parsed operation descriptions;

determining, using a selected parsed operation description corresponding to a selected operation, that the selected operation
has previously been executed on an associated previous execution input data set, wherein the associated previous execution
input data set is a proper subset of at least one associated input data set for the selected operation;

reducing the at least one associated input data set based on an overlap between the associated previous execution input data
set and the at least one associated input data set, thereby producing a reduced input data set that includes a portion of
the at least one associated input data set and excludes the overlap;

linking an output of the selected operation to a stored output of the selected operation previously executed on the associated
previous execution input data set and an execution output of the selected operation executed on the reduced input data set,
thereby producing a revised script; and

executing the revised script.

US Pat. No. 9,069,275

CARRIER RESINS WITH IMPROVED RELATIVE HUMIDITY SENSITIVITY

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A toner carrier comprising:
a carrier core; and
a carrier coating disposed over the carrier core, wherein the carrier coating comprises one or more monomers having at least
one ester functional group and at least one cyclic aliphatic group containing at least one nitrogen atom in the ring structure;
wherein the one or more monomers has the following formula:


wherein R1 is H, or CH3,

each R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10 is independently H, CH3, or CH2CH3.

US Pat. No. 9,315,347

PAPER SUPPLY DEVICE

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A sheet supply device comprising:
a sheet supply tray on which a sheet bundle to be fed is placed;
a delivery roller that can be freely elevated or lowered and contacts a topmost surface of the sheet bundle on the sheet supply
tray to deliver a topmost sheet of the sheet bundle;

an elevating tray that can be freely elevated or lowered and supports a leading end side of the sheet bundle placed on the
sheet supply tray;

a first drive section that elevates or lowers the elevating tray;
a second drive section that elevates or lowers the delivery roller;
a controller that controls drive of the first and second drive sections; and
a top surface detection device having a top surface position detection lever swingably arranged above the elevating tray and
contacting the topmost surface of the sheet bundle to detect a position of the topmost surface of the sheet bundle on the
sheet supply tray,

wherein in feeding the sheet from the sheet supply tray, when the top surface detection device detects a state wherein the
topmost surface of the sheet bundle on the sheet supply tray is positioned below a delivery position to feed the topmost sheet
toward a downstream side of the elevating tray, the controller controls the first drive section and the second drive section
to elevate the elevating tray until the topmost surface of the sheet bundle on the sheet supply tray reaches the delivery
position and thereafter, to lower the delivery roller to a position to contact the topmost surface of the sheet bundle.

US Pat. No. 9,258,452

ALTERING SCANS TO INCLUDE SECURITY FEATURES IDENTIFYING SCAN ORIGINATION

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method comprising:
scanning, by a user, a previously printed sheet using a scanner to create an original scan;
automatically evaluating said original scan to automatically identify marks printed on said previously printed sheet using
a specialized image processor, without further input from said user;

automatically altering pixels of said marks to dynamically add security features to different sheet locations for each different
scanned sheet, without further input from said user, said security features identifying at least one of time, place, and user
of said scanner to said marks to automatically produce an altered scan using said specialized image processor;

automatically substituting said altered scan in place of said original scan using said specialized image processor, without
further input from said user; and

outputting said altered scan from said image processor in place of said original scan in a manner that said security features
in said altered scan are not observable by said user lacking magnification equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,332,076

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SETTING A LANGUAGE OF A REMOTE DEVICE

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method for setting a language of a remote device, comprising:
determining, by a processor of a mobile endpoint device, connectivity information for interacting with the remote device;
assessing, by the processor, a language setting of the mobile endpoint device;
detecting, by the processor, that a software application to interact with the remote device is not available on the mobile
endpoint device;

receiving, by the processor, an offer from the remote device to download the software application to interact with the remote
device;

downloading, by the processor, the software application to interact with the remote device; and
setting, by the processor, the language of the remote device by sending the language setting of the mobile endpoint device
to the remote device using the connectivity information via the software application.

US Pat. No. 9,304,418

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PULSED DIRECT CURRENT MAGNETIC ACTUATED MILLING OF PIGMENT DISPERSIONS

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A system for pigment milling comprising:
a pulsing direct current (DC) source that generates a DC pulse;
an electromagnetic field generating subunit comprising an electromagnetic coil coupled to the pulsing DC source to receive
the DC pulse and to generate a magnetic field; and

a rotating container subunit comprising:
a container for holding a plurality of magnetic particles and a plurality of ink pigment particles in an ink carrier; and
a rotating subunit to rotate the container;
wherein a portion of the container is disposed within the electromagnetic coil and generation of the magnetic field causes
motion of the plurality of magnetic particles thereby dispersing the plurality of ink pigment particles within the ink carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,298,981

CATEGORIZER ASSISTED CAPTURE OF CUSTOMER DOCUMENTS USING A MOBILE DEVICE

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A method for controlling document image capture comprising:
identifying a categorization model for categorizing image frames;
configuring an image capture device, based on the identified categorization model;
receiving a flow of frames of a same document captured with the configured image capture device;
generating an image representation for each of a plurality of frames within the flow of frames;
with the identified categorization model, for each of the plurality of frames, assigning a confidence for at least one category
to the frame based on the image representation; and

assigning a category to the document when a threshold confidence for one of the at least one categories is assigned; and
triggering an automatic capture of an image of the document based on the assigned category,
wherein at least one of the configuring of the image capture device, generating of the image representation, assigning a confidence,
and assigning a category is performed by a processor.

US Pat. No. 10,009,993

CIRCUIT BOARD REFLOW OF COMPONENTS USING ON BOARD COPPER TRACES AS HEATING ELEMENT

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. An electronic circuit board system, comprising:an electronic circuit board, having:
at least one heater trace internal to a substrate of the electronic circuit board;
at least one array of contact pads on the surface of the substrate, wherein the contact pads are of re-flowable material;
a heater connection electrically coupled to the heater trace, such that when current is applied to the heater trace at least a region of the substrate adjacent the array of contact pads heats up to a temperature to cause the re-flowable material of the contact pads to reflow; and
a heater to connect to the heater connection and apply current to the heater trace.

US Pat. No. 9,299,164

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USING SUPER RESOLUTION ENCODING TO PROVIDE EDGE ENHANCEMENTS FOR NON-SATURATED OBJECTS

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method for enhancing an edge of a non-saturated object, comprising:
detecting, by a processor, a plurality of transition pixels;
determining, by the processor, a gray value for one or more of the plurality of transition pixels is greater than a threshold
value;

identifying, by the processor, one or more edge pixels from the one or more of the plurality of transition pixels that have
the gray value greater than the threshold value when the one or more of the plurality of transition pixels are not within
an input block of pixels having all of the pixels in the input block with a respective gray value greater than the threshold;

replacing, by the processor, each input block of a plurality of input blocks associated with the one or more edge pixels that
are identified with a pre-defined super resolution encoding (SRE) pattern of pixels; and

converting, by the processor, each one of the one or more edge pixels to a saturated pixel.

US Pat. No. 9,206,269

GRAFTED POLYMERS AS OLEOPHOBIC LOW ADHESION ANTI-WETTING COATINGS

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. An oleophobic grafted polymer comprising:
a crosslinked fluoroelastomer; and
a perfluorinated polyether grafted to the crosslinked fluoroelastomer, wherein the fluoroelastomer is crosslinked with an
aminofunctionalized silane, the aminofunctionalized silane comprising an aminoalkylsilane-modified polysiloxane.

US Pat. No. 9,157,002

PHASE CHANGE INK PIGMENT DISPERSION PROCESS

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A process for preparing a pigment dispersion comprising:
melting a phase change ink carrier and an optional dispersant at a temperature of from about 100° C. to about 170° C. in a
jacketed vessel comprising a jacket surrounding an immersion mill, a jacket surrounding a basket mill, or a jacket surrounding
a dispersion blade attachment, disposed within the jacketed vessel;

mixing the melted phase change ink carrier and optional dispersant with a dispersion blade in the jacketed vessel;
adding a pigment to the melted, mixed phase change ink carrier and optional dispersant in the jacketed vessel;
wetting the pigment;
after pigment wetting, reducing the pigment particle size in the vessel; and
discharging the pigment dispersion.

US Pat. No. 9,086,648

CALIBRATING TONER CONCENTRATION SENSORS USING RELOAD MEASUREMENT

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A printing apparatus comprising:
a container maintaining a toner/developer mixture;
a toner concentration sensor operatively connected to said container, said toner concentration sensor outputting a toner concentration
sensor response representing a concentration of toner particles within said toner/developer mixture;

a donor roll receiving said toner particles from said container;
a photoreceptor receiving said toner particles from said donor roll;
an optical sensor positioned adjacent said photoreceptor, said optical sensor detecting an amount of said toner particles
on said photoreceptor; and

a processor operatively connected to said toner concentration sensor and said optical sensor,
said processor generating a reload signal comprising an amount of said toner particles being reloaded on said donor roll from
said container to replace portions of said toner particles removed from said donor roll in a printing process,

said processor calculating said reload signal based on said amount of said toner particles on said photoreceptor detected
by said optical sensor,

said processor calculating a calibration sensor relationship between said toner concentration sensor response and said reload
signal based on changes in said toner concentration sensor response and said reload signal that occur while changing said
toner concentration during said printing process, and

said processor calibrating said toner concentration sensor based on differences between said calibration sensor relationship
and a previously established model relationship.

US Pat. No. 9,082,063

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPLEMENTING SELECTABLE ROLL POSITIONING FOR WEB PRINTING IN A POST PROCESSING DEVICE OF AN IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method for handling a continuous feed web material image receiving medium in an image forming system, comprising:
providing a continuous feed web material image receiving medium in an image forming system;
providing a multi-mode media handling system in the image forming system, the multi-mode media handling system having at least
two separately-selectable modes of operation for handling the continuous feed web material image receiving medium comprising:

a nip-based media driving mode of operation in which at least two opposing rollers are positioned in a first position to face
each other in a manner that forms a media driving nip, and

a dual tensioned-web supporting mode of operation configured with the at least two opposing rollers positioned in a second
position offset from each other in a transport direction with the at least two opposing rollers maintaining tensioned contact
with the continuous feed web material image receiving medium;

selecting one of the at least two separately-selectable modes of operation for handling the continuous feed web material image
receiving medium;

positioning the at least two opposing rollers according to the selected one of the at least two separately-selectable modes
of operation for handling the continuous feed web material image receiving medium with the at least two opposing rollers maintaining
tensioned contact with the continuous feed web material image receiving medium in each of the at least two separately-selectable
modes of operation for handling the continuous feed web material image receiving medium; and

executing image receiving medium handling operations in the image forming system once the at least two opposing rollers are
positioned according to the selected one of the at least two separately-selectable modes of operation for handling the continuous
feed web material image receiving medium.

US Pat. No. 9,633,007

LOOSE TERM-CENTRIC REPRESENTATION FOR TERM CLASSIFICATION IN ASPECT-BASED SENTIMENT ANALYSIS

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A method for aspect categorization comprising:
receiving an input text sequence;
providing for identifying aspect terms in the input text sequence;
providing for identifying sentiment phrases in the input text sequence;
for an identified aspect term:
providing for identifying sentiment dependencies in which the aspect term is in a syntactic dependency with one of the identified
sentiment phrases, and

from a dependency graph of the input text sequence, the dependency graph comprising a sequence of nodes, providing for identifying
pseudo-dependencies in which a node representing the aspect term precedes or follows a node representing a semantic anchor
in the dependency graph without an intervening other aspect term;

extracting features from at least one of identified sentiment dependencies and identified pseudo-dependencies;
with a classifier trained to output at least one of category labels and polarity labels for aspect terms, classifying the
identified aspect term based on the extracted features; and

outputting information based on the classification.

US Pat. No. 9,507,266

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPLEMENTING ADVANCED SINGLE PASS CLEANING OF A REIMAGEABLE SURFACE IN A VARIABLE DATA DIGITAL LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING DEVICE

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A cleaner component in a variable data digital image forming system, comprising:
an enclosure for substantially enclosing a plurality of cleaning unit components;
a cleaner roll, as a first one of the plurality of cleaning unit components, the cleaner roll contacting a reimageable surface
of an imaging member in an image forming device at a first cleaner nip to remove ink from the reimageable surface;

a first wetting unit, as a second one of the plurality of cleaning unit components, the first wetting unit wetting a surface
of the cleaner roll with a first solvent between the first cleaner nip and a second cleaner nip;

a cleaning surface component, as a third one of the plurality of cleaning unit components, that contacts the wetted surface
of the cleaner roll at the second cleaner nip to remove the ink from the surface of the cleaner roll;

a second wetting unit, as a fourth one of the plurality of cleaning unit components, that wets a surface of the cleaning surface
component with a second solvent prior to the cleaning surface component contacting the surface of the cleaner roll at the
second cleaner nip; and

a wiper unit, as a fifth one of the plurality of cleaning unit components, positioned at an exit of the enclosure in a process
direction, the wiper unit being configured to remove residual liquid from the surface of the cleaner roll.

US Pat. No. 9,354,578

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FORECASTING SUPPLY OR SERVICE CONSUMPTION FOR A PRINTING DEVICE

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A system for forecasting consumption of a consumable for a multifunction device, the system comprising:
a processor;
a processor-readable non-transitory storage medium in communication with the processor, wherein the processor-readable storage
medium contains one or more programming instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to:

compute consumption time series data for a consumable for a plurality of multifunction devices using an amount of the consumable
consumed by each of the plurality of multifunction devices, measured using one or more of the following:

a print impression meter associated with each of the plurality of multifunction devices, or
a toner usage meter associated with each of the plurality of multifunction devices,
wherein the consumption time series data for each multifunction device comprises, for each of a plurality of time periods,
the amount of the consumable consumed by the multifunction device during the time period,

store the consumption time series data, and
for at least one multifunction device of the plurality of multifunction devices:
select a plurality of dynamic linear models each of which has parameters that vary in time based on customer behavior;
for each selected dynamic linear model, determine a model consumption forecast for the multifunction device based on the consumption
time series data for the consumable for the multifunction device and the dynamic linear model,

determine a final consumption forecast based on each determined model consumption forecast, and
determine an amount of the consumable for the multifunction device, to be provided to an operator of the multifunction device,
based on the final consumption forecast.

US Pat. No. 9,321,265

ELECTROSTATIC ACTUATOR WITH SHORT CIRCUIT PROTECTION AND PROCESS

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. An electrostatic actuator for a printhead, comprising:
a substrate;
a dielectric layer disposed on the substrate;
an electrode layer disposed on the dielectric layer;
a first standoff layer disposed at least partially on the electrode layer;
a second standoff layer disposed at least partially on the electrode layer and at least partially on the first standoff layer,
wherein a portion of the second standoff layer disposed on the electrode layer is removed to form one or more landing pads;
and

a membrane disposed at least partially on the second standoff layer.

US Pat. No. 9,129,524

METHOD OF DETERMINING PARKING LOT OCCUPANCY FROM DIGITAL CAMERA IMAGES

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A method of determining parking lot occupancy from digital images, the method comprising:
obtaining a layout of a parking lot having a plurality of parking spaces;
estimating parking space volume for at least one viewing angle of at least one parking space and the probability that an observed
pixel belongs to the parking space volume;

acquiring one or more image frames of the parking lot from at least one digital camera;
performing pixel classification using at least one vehicle detector on the acquired one or more image frames to determine
a likelihood that a pixel corresponds to a vehicle;

computing a probability that the at least one parking space is occupied by a vehicle based on a weighted sum of the probability
of vehicle pixels within the region of interest of each parking space, wherein the region of interest refers to pixels that
can potentially belong to a vehicle parked in a given parking space, wherein the weighted sum comprises a weighting function
which gives larger weight to pixels located towards a center of the region of interest of each parking space, the weighting
function decreasing the weight of a particular pixel as a distance of the particular pixel to the center increases; and

determining parking lot vacancy via a comparison of the computed probability that the at least one parking space is occupied
by a vehicle to a pre-determined threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,399,704

METHOD FOR GENERATION OF NANOPARTICLES

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A method for self-assembly of a discrete nanostructure, the method comprising:
providing an aliphatic multi-block copolymer comprising at least one polyester block and at least one functionalized polycarbonate
block, wherein the aliphatic multi-block copolymer is a polyester-polycarbonate-polyester tri-block copolymer having a compound
of formula 1:

R1—O-AaBbCc—R2
where:
A and C are polyester blocks;
B is the functionalized polycarbonate block;
a=20 to 40;
b=2 to 10;
c=20 to 40;
R1 is a group formed from a catalyst initiator; and

R2 is an end cap moiety formed from a cyclic monomer;

mixing the aliphatic multi-block copolymer, a deprotonating agent and water to form an aqueous mixture; and
maintaining the aqueous mixture at a reaction temperature suitable to result in self-assembly of the multi-block copolymer
into nanoparticles.

US Pat. No. 9,377,706

SUSTAINABLE TONER AND OPTIMIZED PROCESS

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. Sustainable toner particles comprising a polyester polymer comprising a reaction product of a rosin diol, 2-ethyl-2-butyl
1,3 propanediol and terephthalic acid, wherein the rosin diol is a reaction product of a rosin acid and a cyclic alkylene
carbonate.

US Pat. No. 9,286,325

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR RANKING IMAGES USING SEMANTIC AND AESTHETIC MODELS

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method for extracting one or more images from a storage medium, the method comprising:
determining a semantic class from a query based on a natural language processing technique;
checking an availability of a semantically related aesthetic model for the determined semantic class, wherein the semantically
related aesthetic model corresponds to an aesthetic model that is configured to compute an aesthetic score for a first image
that is associated with a predetermined semantic class, and wherein the semantically related aesthetic model is unable to
compute aesthetic score for a second image that is associated with a semantic class other than the predetermined semantic
class;

selecting a first search model or a second search model based on the availability of the semantically related aesthetic model,
wherein the first search model comprises a semantic model and the semantically related aesthetic model, wherein the second
search model comprises the semantic model and a generic aesthetic model, wherein the first search model is selected when the
semantically related aesthetic model is available for the determined semantic class, and wherein the second search model is
selected when the semantically related aesthetic model is unavailable for the determined semantic class;

computing a semantic score and an aesthetic score for each of the one or more images based on the selected search model; and
ranking the one or more images based on the semantic score and the aesthetic score.

US Pat. No. 9,285,699

CARRIER AND DEVELOPER

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A powder coated carrier for an electrophotographic developer comprising:
(a) a ferrite core; and
(b) a coating comprising:
(i) a copolymer of cyclohexylmethacrylate and dimethylaminoethylmethacrylate, wherein the copolymer contains from about 0.8
to about 1.0 wt % dimethylaminoethylmethacrylate;

(ii) a melamine-formaldehyde resin; and
(iii) carbon black present in an amount of from about 9.2 to about 9.7 wt % of the coating;
said coating being present in an amount of from about 0.85 to about 1.25 wt % of the carrier;
said coated carrier having a conductivity of from about 8.9 to about 9.5 [log(mho/cm)], wherein the carrier core has a surface
roughness of from about 0.163 to about 0.167 m2/g as measured by the BET (Brunauer Emmett Teller) method.

US Pat. No. 9,280,075

METHOD OF MAKING HYBRID LATEX VIA PHASE INVERSION EMULSIFICATION

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A process comprising:
dissolving a styrene/acrylate resin in an organic solvent to form a first solution;
dissolving at least one polyester resin in the first solution to form a second solution,
neutralizing the second solution with a base to provide a neutralized solution; and
adding a sufficient amount of water to the neutralized solution to form an emulsion.

US Pat. No. 9,280,680

PHOTOBOOK WITH AUGMENTED SOCIAL CAPABILITY

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method of providing an augmented photobook, the augmented photobook comprising at least one interactive feature, the
method comprising:
capturing, by an image capturing sensor of an electronic device, an image of a symbology printed on a selected page of a photobook
having a plurality of pages;

decoding, by a processor of the electronic device, address information contained within the symbology;
directing, by the processor, a web browser of the electronic device to a website as identified by the address information;
receiving, by the processor, additional information related to the selected page of the photobook from a remote computing
device associated with the website;

displaying, by the processor, the additional information related to the selected page of the photobook;
determining, by a processor, a level of access for a user of the electronic device;
receiving, by a processor, a user request to transmit new content to the website;
determining, by a processor, whether the level of access corresponds to permission rights for the user request; and
if the level of access corresponds to the permission rights, then in response to the user request, transmitting new content
from the device to be aggregated at the website.

US Pat. No. 9,158,985

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING IMAGE OF SCENE OF INTEREST

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A method for processing an image of a scene of interest, comprising:
receiving an original target image of a scene of interest at an image processing device from an image source device, the original
target image exhibiting shadowing effects associated with the scene of interest when the original target image was captured,
the original target image comprising a plurality of elements and representing an instantaneous state for the scene of interest;

pre-processing the original target image using a modification identification algorithm to identify elements of the original
target image to be modified;

generating a copy mask with one or more mask regions representing the elements to be modified and one or more non-mask regions
representing other elements of the original target image;

receiving a baseline background model of the scene of interest at the image processing device from a storage device, the baseline
background model comprising a plurality of elements and representing a baseline state for the scene of interest;

processing the original target image in conjunction with the copy mask and the baseline background model; and
using a foreground detection algorithm to identify elements of the original target image that exhibit attributes of a foreground
without shadows.

US Pat. No. 9,157,001

COATING FOR AQUEOUS INKJET TRANSFER

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A coating composition for an image transfer member in an aqueous ink imaging system, comprising:
a hydrophilic polyvinyl acetate (PVA) emulsion; and
a surfactant separate from the hydrophilic emulsion,
wherein the PVA emulsion is adapted to crosslink upon heating or drying the coating composition to form a stable PVA film
that is substantially impermeable to a colorant in the aqueous ink.

US Pat. No. 9,211,697

TRANSFIX SURFACE MEMBER COATING

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A transfix surface member for use in an aqueous ink jet printer, comprising:
a substrate;
a conformance layer disposed on the substrate layer; and
a surface layer comprising a siloxane polymer network on the conformance layer, the siloxane polymer network comprising a
plurality of diphenylsiloxane moieties and a plurality of polar moieties, the diphenylsiloxane moieties and polar moieties
being bonded to the siloxane polymer network by one or more siloxane linkages.

US Pat. No. 9,551,969

DESKEW MECHANISM WITH LINEAR MOTION

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a bracket connected to a frame, said bracket connecting a light source to said frame, said frame supporting a photoreceptor,
said photoreceptor comprising a planar surface,

said bracket positioning said light source at a distance from said photoreceptor,
said bracket comprising an adjustment device moving said light source along a plane parallel to said planar surface and maintaining
said light source at said distance from said photoreceptor as said light source moves within said plane,

said adjustment device comprising a fixed connector on said frame connected to a first end of said light source, and an adjustable
connector connected to a second end of said light source,

movement of said adjustable connector rotates said light source in an arc around said fixed connector,
said adjustable connector comprising a slide on said bracket, a V-block connected to said slide, and an actuator connected
to said V-block,

said actuator moving said V-block along said slide, and
said second end of said light source having a rounded protrusion contacting said V-block.

US Pat. No. 9,298,982

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPUTING THE VISUAL PROFILE OF A PLACE

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A method for computing a place profile, comprising:
providing a geographical definition of a place;
retrieving a set of images based on the geographical place definition;
for each of the images in the set of images, generating an image-level representation comprising extracting a set of patch
statistics for each of a set of patches of the image and aggregating the patch statistics into an image-level representation,
the patch statistics being based on features of pixels of the respective patch;

with a classifier, generating image-level statistics for the retrieved images based on the image-level representations including
labeling images with class labels, the classifier having been trained to generate image-level statistics for a finite set
of classes, and filtering a class label of a retrieved image based on a computed geographical density of other retrieved images
with a same class label; and

aggregating the image-level statistics to generate a place profile for the geographically-defined place,
wherein at least the generating and aggregating are performed with a computer processor.

US Pat. No. 9,277,892

DEVICE FOR MONITORING SLEEPING INDIVIDUALS

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a processor;
a camera operatively connected to said processor;
an input/output device operatively connected to said processor; and
a graphic user interface operatively connected to said processor, an age of an individual within a sleeping structure being
input into said graphic user interface,

said camera being positioned to detect movement and sounds of said individual,
said processor keeping track of a monitored age as time progresses based on said age input into said graphic user interface,
said processor evaluating said movement and sounds of said individual to identify individual movement and sound activities
that are outside acceptable movement and sound tolerances,

said processor constantly and dynamically changing said acceptable movement and sound tolerances based on said monitored age
of said individual and based on historical monitoring of said movement and sounds of said individual,

said processor causing said input/output device to provide an audible warning and at least one electronic message warning
based said individual movement and sound activities being outside said acceptable movement and sound tolerances, and

said electronic message warning comprising an electronic message transmitted over a computerized network operatively connected
to said input/output device.

US Pat. No. 9,272,247

POLYIMIDE MEMBRANES

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A membrane comprising:
a plurality of electrospun polyimide fibers encased in an electrospun fluoroelastomer sheath, wherein the fluoroelastomer
sheath has a curing temperature of from about 150° C. to about 360° C., the plurality of fibers having a diameter of from
about 10 nm to about 50 microns, wherein the plurality of fibers form a permeable mat wherein the polyimide fibers are represented
by


 wherein n is from about 30 to about 500.

US Pat. No. 9,096,055

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INK-BASED DIGITAL PRINTING

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

10. A method for ink-based digital printing, comprising:
forming a dampening fluid pattern on a surface of an imaging member by jetting material in a single phase, the material comprising
dampening fluid and carrier in a single fluid phase at a jetting temperature and wherein a droplet of the jetting material
when at the imaging member fractions into a solid component and a liquid dampening fluid component that migrates to a surface
of the solid component enabling formation of a dampening fluid layer with a spot size of less than 50 micrometers;

wherein the carrier solidifies upon contacting the imaging member and reaching a temperature lower than the jetting temperature;
transferring the dampening fluid pattern to a transfer member at a dampening fluid pattern loading nip defined by the transfer
member and the imaging member; and

inking a surface of the transfer member having the dampening fluid pattern to produce an ink pattern according to the dampening
fluid pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,433,386

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MONITORING A SUBJECT FOR ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method for monitoring a subject of interest for atrial fibrillation, the method comprising:
activating an apparatus comprising one of a transmissive device, or a reflective device, each with a plurality of emitter/detector
pairs with at least one illuminator emitting source light at a specified wavelength band, and fixed to an inner side of a
band worn circumferentially around an area of exposed skin by a subject of interest being monitored for the presence of cardiac
arrhythmia, each detector comprises at least one sensor that is sensitive to a wavelength band of the illuminator, the detector
measuring an intensity of received light emitted by an illuminator, said measurements comprising a continuous photoplethysmographic
(PPG) signal for said subject, said apparatus comprising a control panel with a LED which is activated when the device is
turned ON, an alert LED which is activated in response to an alert condition, a LED which is activated when atrial fibrillation
is not present, and a speaker providing an audible alert in response to a presence of atrial fibrillation, said controller

(i) turning said emitter/detector pairs ON/OFF for a desired length of time,
(ii) receiving said measured intensities from each of said detectors, and
(iii) communicating said intensities to a wireless handheld device executing a downloadable application for analyzing said
continuous PPG signal measured intensity for a determination of the presence of atrial fibrillation, said wireless handheld
device signaling said controller to perform at least one of: turning ON said alert LED to indicate a presence of atrial fibrillation,
and emitting a sound through said speaker.

US Pat. No. 9,396,422

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR LOCALIZING AZTEC CODES

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A method for processing an image to identify an aztec code, the method comprising:
segmenting the image into plurality of image segments of equal size;
analyzing the plurality of image segments to determine image segments having higher percentage of dark color regions;
merging the determined image segments together to form a segmented image;
masking the segmented image by plurality of masks to obtain plurality of gradient images;
processing the plurality of gradient images to widen separation between dark color pixels and light color pixels;
merging the processed gradient images together to form a processed image;
reducing pixel intensity of the processed image to form a normalized image; and
binarizing the normalized image to obtain only black and white color pixels in binarized image.
US Pat. No. 9,371,464

AQUEOUS INK COMPOSITION

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. An aqueous ink composition comprising:
water;
a co-solvent;
an encapsulated resinous pigment;
a polymer latex; and
a low molecular weight humectant solute;
wherein the total solids content of the aqueous ink is from about 2 to about 25 percent by weight based on the total weight
of the aqueous ink composition.

US Pat. No. 9,367,778

DOCUMENT FINISHING ARCHITECTURE (DFA) MASTER CONTROLLER

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A document controller comprising:
an input communication link enabling two-way communication with a document handling device, said document handling device
having a single communications outlet and being restricted to connections with document finishing devices (DFDs) connected
in series;

output communication links operatively connected to said input communication link, said output communication links enabling
two-way communication over separate communication networks with said DFDs, said document controller being directly connected
to each of said DFDs, individually, using separate communications networks;

a translator operatively connected to said input communication link, said translator comprising a computerized device having
a processor and

driver interfaces operatively connected to said translator,
document finishing signals originating from said document handling device being translated by said translator to a communication
protocol used by said DFDs, said communication protocol used by said DFDs being different from the communication protocol
used by said document handling device,

said document finishing signals being communicated from said translator to said driver interfaces, and from said driver interface
to said DFDs,

DFD signals from said DFDs being translated by said translator to a protocol used by said document handling device, and
said DFD signals being communicated from said driver interfaces to said translator, and from said translator to said document
handling device.

US Pat. No. 9,341,966

SINGLE SOLVENT FORMULATION FOR PREPARATION OF CRYSTALLINE POLYESTER LATEX VIA PHASE INVERSION EMULSIFICATION

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A process comprising:
dissolving a polyester resin in a mixture of a single organic solvent, a base and water to form a resin mixture;
neutralizing the resin mixture with a neutralizing agent to provide a neutralized resin mixture such that a neutralization
ratio of from about 25% to about 500% is achieved;

adding water to the neutralized resin mixture until phase inversion occurs to form a toner resin emulsion;
removing the single solvent to form a polyester latex;wherein the single organic solvent is the only organic solvent used during the process.

US Pat. No. 9,317,752

METHOD FOR DETECTING LARGE SIZE AND PASSENGER VEHICLES FROM FIXED CAMERAS

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method for detecting a vehicle, the method comprising:
receiving video data from a sequence of frames taken from an associated image capture device monitoring a parking area;
in response to detecting an object in a current frame, associating the detected object as a candidate region where a newly
parked vehicle may exist;

in response to a size of the candidate region meeting or exceeding a size threshold, performing a sliding window search limited
to the candidate region of each frame to extract object features of the detected candidate region from each of multiple windows;

applying the extracted object features of each window to a first type vehicle classifier trained to classify larger vehicles
that are divided into multiple parts each corresponding to a different window in the sliding window search;

acquiring a first score from the first vehicle classifier indicative of a degree that the extracted object features match
a trained vehicle of the first vehicle classifier;

in response to the first score meeting or exceeding a first confidence threshold, associating the newly parked vehicle with
a large vehicle of a size that extends beyond the bounds of a single parking space;

in response to the first score not meeting or exceeding the first confidence threshold, ruling out the large vehicle and associating
the detected object as a candidate region where one or more of a small vehicle and shadow may exist;

also in response to the first score not meeting or exceeding the first confidence threshold, for each window, applying the
extracted object features to a second type vehicle classifier trained to classify vehicles that are smaller-sized than the
large vehicle;

acquiring a second score from the second type vehicle classifier indicative of a degree that the extracted object features
match a trained vehicle of the second vehicle type;

in response to the second score meeting or exceeding a second confidence threshold indicative of a degree that the extracted
object features match a trained second vehicle of the second vehicle classifier, associating the newly parked vehicle with
one or more small vehicles;

in response to the second score not meeting or exceeding the second confidence threshold, associating the candidate region
as not containing a vehicle; and

providing information regarding an occupancy of the parking space to a user device base on the associations.

US Pat. No. 9,282,080

CUSTOMER VETTED DEVICE STATUS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method of transmitting device status information from a first internal network, through a first internal network firewall,
over an external communications network to a second network, the first internal network being connected to at least one marking
device and to at least one computing device having a memory, the method comprising:
sending a signal from the at least one computing device to the at least one marking device;
receiving data at the least one computing device from the at least one marking device over the first internal network in response
to the at least one marking device receiving the signal from the at least one computing device;

storing in the memory of the at least one computing device data previously received from the at least one marking device as
a predetermined value, the previously received data and the data received from the at least one marking device correspond
to data representative of a number of marked media being generated by the at least one marking device;

comparing with the computing device the received data to the predetermined value stored in the memory of the computing device
to provide a comparison result;

generating an indicator that the received data was not within a predetermined range about the predetermined value; and
transmitting the received data with the generated indicator from the first internal network, through the firewall, and through
the external communications network to the second network in response to the comparison result indicating the received data
is within the predetermined range about the predetermined value stored in the memory of the at least one computing device.

US Pat. No. 9,273,218

COATING FOR AQUEOUS INKJET TRANSFER

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A coating composition for an image transfer member in an aqueous ink imaging system in which the aqueous ink includes a
colorant in a liquid solvent, comprising:
a hydrophilic composition including an absorption agent in a liquid carrier, the absorption agent adapted to absorb the solvent
in the aqueous ink and to be substantially impermeable to the colorant in the aqueous ink when the hydrophilic composition
is dried; and

a surfactant.

US Pat. No. 9,189,455

ADAPTIVE WEIGHTED STOCHASTIC GRADIENT DESCENT

XEROX Corporation, Norwa...

1. An optimization method comprising:
receiving data to be sampled in optimizing a first function, which is an integral of a second function weighted according
to a base probability distribution, the second function having at least one first parameter to be determined in the optimizing
of the integral first function;

for a number of iterations:
sampling the data according to a modified probability distribution function which depends on at least one second parameter;
updating at least one of the at least one first parameter of the second function, comprising modifying a previous value of
the at least one first parameter of the second function as a function of a first step size and a weighted gradient of the
second function;

updating at least one of the at least one second parameter of the modified probability distribution function;
wherein in a subsequent one of the iterations, the modified probability distribution function used in sampling the data is
based on the updated at least one second parameter of the distribution function; and

outputting information based on the at least one first parameter of the second function as updated in a later one of the iterations.

US Pat. No. 9,134,675

PREDICTING REMAINING USEFUL LIFE FOR A CONSUMABLE USING A WEIGHTED LEAST SQUARE REGRESSION PREDICTION TECHNIQUE

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. An image production device, comprising:
at least one replaceable cartridge;
monitoring device in the at least one replaceable cartridge that monitors toner level changes; and
a consumable management unit in communication with the at least one replaceable cartridge that determines from the toner level
changes if a remaining useful life span is greater than a predetermined threshold, the predetermined threshold relating to
the expected life span of the at least one replaceable cartridge;

wherein if the consumable management unit determines that the remaining useful life span is not greater than the predetermined
threshold, the consumable management unit automatically generating a message to a user at a user interface or to the consumable
service/maintenance provider to replenish the at least one replaceable cartridge;

wherein the remaining useful life span is determined by using the following equation:

where yi is the toner level, xi is number of usage days, wi is a weight associated with the ith experiment and where a and b are the coefficients of a fitted linear line.

US Pat. No. 9,102,148

ELECTROSTATIC MEMBRANE DIFFUSION BONDING STRUCTURE AND PROCESS

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A printhead comprising a plurality of electrostatic actuators, wherein each electrostatic actuator comprises:
a patterned first conductive layer overlying a semiconductor substrate assembly and comprising a first portion;
a patterned second conductive layer having a first portion physically and electrically contacting the first portion of the
patterned first conductive layer, wherein the first portion of the patterned second conductive layer is at least part of an
actuator electrode;

a first dielectric layer overlying the semiconductor substrate assembly and comprising a sidewall;
a second dielectric layer overlying the first dielectric layer, wherein the sidewall is laterally recessed under the second
dielectric layer to provide a recess;

a second portion of the second conductive layer on the second dielectric layer; and
an actuator membrane diffusion bonded to the second portion of the second conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 9,049,312

INTERACTIVE TOOL FOR INCORPORATING USER INPUT AND FEEDBACK IN IMAGE QUALITY RELATED DIAGNOSIS

Palo Alto Research Center...

1. An interactive method for characterizing printer streaks, the method comprising:
a. printing an image onto a printable media using a printing system in operable communication with an automated image quality
artifact characterization system;

b. observing the printed image and identifying the presence of at least one image quality artifact in the image;
c. accessing an interactive tool and operating program integrated with the automated image quality artifact characterization
system;

d. implementing a user focus and selection process within the interactive tool to identify the boundaries of a region of interest
within the image including at least a portion of the image quality artifact for characterization;

e. running the operating program to select the identified region of interest for characterization by the automated image quality
artifact characterization system;

f. generating a one dimensional streak density profile of only the identified region of interest of the image using a two-dimensional
characterization data set within the automated image quality artifact characterization system, the density profile representing
intensity and color value variation within the selected region of interest of the image;

g. implementing a user parameter selection process within the interactive tool to select descriptor parameter values to be
used by the automated image quality artifact characterization system in characterization of the selected region of interest
of the image;

h. inputting the selected parameters into the operating program;
i. operating an automated image-quality characterization algorithm within the automated image quality artifact characterization
system that uses the selected parameters to calculate streak characterizing values;

j. repeating steps (c)-(i) based on operator feedback from the calculations of step (i) as many times as necessary to generate
a streak characterization of the selected region of interest; and

k. optimizing the printer system according to the generated streak characterization to remove streaks.

US Pat. No. 9,405,456

MANIPULATION OF DISPLAYED OBJECTS BY VIRTUAL MAGNETISM

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A tactile user interface comprising:
a display comprising a touch-screen;
instructions stored in memory for:
displaying a set of graphic objects on the display, each graphic object representing a respective item, the items comprising
text documents,

causing a virtual magnet to move on the display, in response to touching on the touch-screen, and
causing a subset of the graphic objects to exhibit a response to the virtual magnet, each graphic object in the subset responding
as a function of an attribute of the item represented by the graphic object, the attribute being based on the frequency of
a keyword found in the document; and

a processor in communication with the memory and display for executing the instructions.

US Pat. No. 9,361,536

IDENTIFYING USER MARKS USING PATTERNED LINES ON PRE-PRINTED FORMS

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

5. A method comprising:
providing electronic instructions to an image processor to cause said image processor to automatically replace solid lines
of user-fillable areas of a form-based print job with patterned lines, said patterned lines printed on said user-fillable
pre-printed forms having the same dimensions as said solid lines that said patterned lines replace;

providing electronic instructions to a printing device to cause said printing device to print said form-based print job with
said patterned lines to print user-fillable pre-printed forms;

receiving a scan of at least one of said user-fillable pre-printed forms having user markings thereon into said image processor;
providing electronic instructions to said image processor to produce an altered scan by removing only lines having said patterned
lines from said scan and leaving said user markings in said altered scan;

providing electronic instructions to said image processor to identify user-supplied characters by performing automated character
recognition on said user markings in said altered scan; and

providing electronic instructions to said image processor to output said user-supplied characters.

US Pat. No. 9,353,460

METHOD FOR FORMING METAL STRUCTURES

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

11. A method of forming a metal structure, the method comprising:
providing a dispersion of metal nanoparticles;
providing a solution comprising a transient polymer and solvent;
coaxially electrospinning the dispersion of metal nanoparticles and the solution to form a fiber comprising the metal nanoparticles
and the transient polymer, and

heating the fiber to decompose the transient polymer and form a metallic structure,
wherein the metallic structure comprises metal fibers, two metal nanofibers being formed from each fiber.

US Pat. No. 9,355,337

CONSISTENT HIERARCHICAL LABELING OF IMAGE AND IMAGE REGIONS

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

18. A non-transitory storage medium storing instructions executable by a digital processor to perform an image classification
method comprising:
recursively partitioning an image into a tree of image regions having the image as a tree root and at least one image patch
in each leaf image region of the tree, the tree having nodes defined by the image regions and edges defined by pairs of nodes
connected by edges of the tree;

assigning classification values to each node using a plurality of classifiers trained at different image size scales;
assigning a unary classification potential to each node based on the classification values assigned using the plurality of
classifiers;

assigning a pairwise classification potential to each edge of the tree based on the classification values assigned using the
plurality of classifiers trained at different image size scales and on inheritance constraints defined by a hierarchy of classes;
and

labeling the image regions of the tree of image regions based on optimizing an objective function comprising an aggregation
of the unary classification potentials and the pairwise classification potentials.

US Pat. No. 9,298,117

PROCESS OF PRODUCING POLYESTER LATEX WITH BUFFER

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A process of producing a polyester latex comprising:
mixing at least one crystalline polyester resin with at least one solvent having an ionic surfactant to form a mixture;
adding a neutralizing agent to the mixture to provide a neutralized mixture, such that the ionic surfactant and the crystalline
polyester resin of the mixture are neutralized;

phase inverting the neutralized mixture by adding water;
buffering the phase inverted mixture by adding at least one weak acid or weak base buffering agent; and
subsequent to the buffering agent addition, removing the at least one solvent from the phase inverted mixture until the polyester
latex contains less than 600 ppm of the at least one solvent; wherein the latex has a stability of at least 3 months.

US Pat. No. 9,216,591

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MUTUAL AUGMENTATION OF A MOTIVATIONAL PRINTING AWARENESS PLATFORM AND RECOMMENDATION-ENABLED PRINTING DRIVERS

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

11. A system to promote the reduction of an environmental impact by one or more users of an associated printing system, the
system comprising:
printing device data including information related to a print job sent to a printing device by an active user;
community data including information related to historical printing activity by members of a community including the one or
more users of the associated printing system;

a motivational platform component including a profiling component configured to receive the printing device data and the community
data, and configured to evaluate historical printing activity by the active user compared to historical printing activity
of one or more other users within the community; and

a printer driver component configured to receive printer settings from the profiling component based on the evaluation, generate
one or more recommended user selectable printer settings based on the received printer settings from the profiling component
and graphically display the recommended user selectable printer settings to the active user prior to the active user initiating
a submission of the print job to the printing device.

US Pat. No. 9,185,923

PRINTING 3D TEMPERED CHOCOLATE

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A method for printing a 3D crystalline chocolate structure, comprising:
printing a liquid first layer of chocolate material having a first crystal structure with a drop-on-demand printer to cover
at least a portion of a second layer of material having a type V cocoa butter crystal structure that is different from the
first crystal structure, wherein the printing of the liquid first layer deposits a 3D shape from the drop-on-demand printer
onto the second layer of material; and

processing the printed liquid first layer to solidify the first layer of chocolate material to form at least a portion of
the 3D crystalline chocolate structure wherein, during the processing of the printed liquid first layer, the second layer
functions as a crystal seed layer through physical contact with the printed liquid first layer such that the liquid first
layer of chocolate material having the first crystal structure solidifies to have a type V cocoa butter crystal structure;
and

dehumidifying ambient air around the liquid first layer during the processing of the printed liquid first layer of chocolate.

US Pat. No. 9,188,895

TONER ADDITIVES FOR IMPROVED CHARGING

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A toner composition comprising:
toner particles having a core, wherein the core comprises
one or more polyester resins,
a colorant,
a wax, and
one or more additives incorporated into the core, the one or more additives comprising a fluorinated surfactant;wherein the fluorinated surfactant is represented by the formula:
CF3—(CF2)x—(CH2)y—Z
wherein Z is a water solubilizing group of either organic or inorganic character, x is an integer of from 2 to 17, y is an
integer of from 2 to 4, and the fluorinated surfactant is cationic anionic, amphoteric or zwitterionic.

US Pat. No. 9,173,008

LAYERED VIDEO TRANSMISSION OVER COMMUNICATION CHANNELS

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A method for transmitting one or more videos provided by one or more video cameras disposed at a mobile object traveling
along a pre-defined route, the method comprising:
receiving the one or more videos, bandwidth map data for one or more communication channels, travel time data for the mobile
object, and service level agreement (SLA) parameters;

transforming each of the received one or more videos into a plurality of video layers;
computing a transmission cost for each of the plurality of video layers over the one or more communication channels based
on the bandwidth map data, the travel time data and the SLA parameters;

assigning each of the plurality of video layers to a communication channel selected from the one or more communication channels,
wherein the selected communication channel provides a minimum transmission cost for an assigned video layer among the assigned
plurality of video layers;

scheduling each of the assigned plurality of video layers for transmission over a respective selected communication channel
from the one or more communication channels; and

transmitting the scheduled plurality of video layers with respect to at least one of the SLA parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,147,262

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IMAGE PROCESSING

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method for image processing, the method comprising:
dividing, by one or more processors, a portion of an image into a set of blocks, wherein each block in the set of blocks is
divided into a set of sub-blocks;

identifying, by the one or more processors, a measurable block, from the set of blocks, based on a measurability criteria,
wherein the measurability criteria comprises:

determining, by the one or more processors, an average pixel value for each of the sub-blocks based on one or more pixels
encompassed by respective sub-block,

determining, by the one or more processors, a maximum average pixel value among the set of sub-blocks, a minimum average pixel
value among the set of sub-blocks, and a range of average pixel values among the set of sub-blocks, based on the average pixel
value for each of the sub-blocks,

comparing, by the one or more processors, the maximum average pixel value, the minimum average pixel value, and the range
of average pixel values with respective pre-determined thresholds; and

estimating, by the one or more processors, a half-tone frequency of the portion based on a processing of the identified measurable
block.

US Pat. No. 9,342,008

FUSER MEMBER COMPOSITIONS

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A fuser member consisting of a mixture of a polyimide and an aramid polymer wherein said aramid polymer is in the configuration
of fibers, and wherein said aramid fibers are represented by the following formula/structure

wherein n represents the number of repeating segments and wherein said fibers have a diameter of from about 1 to about 1,000
microns; wherein said mixture optionally contains a polysiloxane polymer selected from the group consisting of a polyester
modified polydimethylsiloxane, a polyether modified polydimethylsiloxane, a polyacrylate modified polydimethylsiloxane, and
a polyester polyether modified polydimethylsiloxane; wherein said mixture optionally contains components selected from the
group consisting of aluminum nitride, boron nitride, aluminum oxide, graphite, graphene, copper flake, nano diamond, carbon
black, carbon nanotube, metal oxides, doped metal oxide, metal flake, conducting polymers, and mixtures thereof, and a polysiloxane;
wherein said fuser member optionally includes at least one functional intermediate layer disposed on the polyimide and aramid
polymer mixture in the form of a substrate layer and an overcoating layer in contact with the at least one functional layer;
wherein said intermediate layer comprises a silicone, a fluoroelastomer or mixtures thereof, and the overcoating layer comprises
a fluoropolymer.

US Pat. No. 9,323,993

ON-STREET PARKING MANAGEMENT METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IDENTIFYING A VEHICLE VIA A CAMERA AND MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method for identifying a vehicle for street parking management, said method comprising:
generating an initial identification of at least one vehicle detected parked along a street based on at least one of a plurality
of factors;

communicating said initial identification to a user of said at least one vehicle by transmitting and displaying an image indicative
of said at least one vehicle parked along said street;

requesting a confirmation or a non-confirmation as to whether said at least one vehicle detected and displayed on said image
is associated with said user;

upon said confirmation, identifying said at least one vehicle as said initial identification; and
upon said non-confirmation, querying to identify said at least one vehicle associated with said user from among a plurality
of vehicles displayed via said image.

US Pat. No. 9,317,780

DETECTING MULTI-OBJECT ANOMALIES UTILIZING A LOW RANK SPARSITY MODEL

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method for detecting anomalies in transportation related video footage, said method comprising:
in an offline training phase, receiving video footage at a traffic location;
in an offline training phase, extracting event encodings from said video footage received at said traffic location and collecting
said event encodings into a training dictionary;

in an online detection phase, receiving at least one input video sequence captured at said traffic location or a similar traffic
location;

extracting an event encoding corresponding to said at least one input video sequence;
reconstructing said event encoding with a low rank sparsity prior model applied with respect to said training dictionary;
and

computing a reconstruction error between actual and reconstructed event encodings in order to determine if an event thereof
is anomalous by comparing said reconstruction error with a threshold, wherein said computing said reconstruction error between
said actual and reconstructed event encodings and determining if said event is anomalous includes asserting that said event
is normal if the following test holds true:


 wherein said y comprises a true event encoding, ?i comprises a reconstructed event encoding, and ? comprises a predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,245,338

INCREASING ACCURACY OF A PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNAL OBTAINED FROM A VIDEO OF A SUBJECT

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method for increasing the accuracy of physiological signals obtained from a video of a subject being monitored for a
desired physiological function, the method comprising:
receiving image frames of a video captured by a video imaging device of a subject being monitored for a desired physiological
function, said image frames being acquired of at least a portion of an exposed body region of said subject where a physiological
signal corresponding to said desired physiological function can be registered by said video imaging device;

defining a size N of a batch of image frames such that Nmin?N?Nmax, where Nmin is a minimum size of a batch of image frames and Nmax is a maximum size of a batch of image frames; and

for each batch of image frames of size N:
processing the current batch of image frames to isolate pixels associated with said body region;
processing said isolated pixels to obtain a time-series signal for this batch;
determining whether a movement occurred during video acquisition of this batch of image frames; and
in response to said movement being below a predetermined threshold level, updating the parameters of a predictive model using
said obtained time-series signal, otherwise:

using said updated predictive model to generate a predicted time-series signal for the current batch; and
fusing said time-series signal with said predicted time-series signal to obtain a fused time-series signal for the current
batch.

US Pat. No. 9,239,531

COLOR TONER

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A single component color toner comprising:
core particles comprising a styrene/acrylate resin, an optional surfactant, a wax, a cyan, yellow or magenta colorant, a shell
comprising the same styrene/acrylate resin of the core particles; and

a surface additive package consisting of polydimethylsiloxane coated silica component of about 10 nm to about 18 nm in size,
with an adhesive force distribution of at least 72% remaining at 3000 joules, and a lubricant component, wherein the silica
component is present in an amount from about 0.9% to about 2.5% by weight of the toner and the lubricant component is present
in an amount from about 0.05% to about 0.5% by weight of the toner.

US Pat. No. 9,114,609

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INK DROP ACCELERATION WITH TIME VARYING ELECTROSTATIC FIELDS

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. An inkjet printer comprising:
a printhead having at least one inkjet with an actuator configured to eject ink drops through a nozzle in the printhead towards
a surface of an image receiving member in response to receiving an electrical firing signal;

a waveform generator configured to generate a time-varying output signal;
an electrode operatively connected to the waveform generator to generate an electrostatic field in response to the time-varying
output signal; and

a controller operatively connected to the printhead and the waveform generator, the controller being configured to:
generate the electrical firing signal to operate the actuator and eject an ink drop from the inkjet toward the image receiving
member;

operate the waveform generator to generate an electrostatic field from the electrode for a first predetermined period of time
of approximately 20 microseconds to generate a first charge on the ink drop and a second charge at the image receiving member,
the first charge having opposite polarity from the second charge;

operate the waveform generator to reduce an amplitude the electrostatic field for a second predetermined time of approximately
40 microseconds after the first predetermined time and prior to the ink drop reaching the image receiving member; and

operate the waveform generator to generate the electrostatic field through the electrode for a third predetermined time of
approximately 120 microseconds after the second predetermined time and before the ink drop reaches the image receiving member
to accelerate the ink drop and a satellite ink drop toward the image receiving member, the satellite ink drop separating from
the ink drop during the second predetermined time.

US Pat. No. 9,446,612

MULTIPLE-GRIPPER ARCHITECTURE FOR MULTI-SHEET-LENGTH DIGITAL PRINTING

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a processor;
a sheet supply device feeding substrates to a printing system; and
an impression cylinder comprising:
a first gripper positioned in a first location on a circumferential wall of said impression cylinder,
a second gripper positioned in a second location on said circumferential wall of said impression cylinder, said second location
being angularly spaced apart from said first location around said circumferential wall, and

a cover selectively covering said second gripper,
said processor identifying substrates of a first length being fed to said printing system, said first length being greater
than the length of the circumferential arc between said first gripper and said second gripper,

responsive to said first gripper gripping an edge of said substrate of said first length supplied from said sheet supply device,
said processor causing said cover to cover said second gripper.

US Pat. No. 9,317,710

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SPECIFICATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF A PRIVACY POLICY IN ONLINE SERVICES

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A method for implementing a privacy policy, comprising:
receiving code for an application which includes definitions for a set of classes of records and for each of the record classes,
a definition of at least one field; receiving a selection of at least one of the fields of the application that is designated
by a user as a sensitive field;

with a hardware processor, based on the selection, generating a records manager and a mapping aspect,
the records manager including a private class definition corresponding to each record class that includes at least one of
the fields designated as a sensitive field, the private class definition identifying an associated minimization service for
generating a minimized value of data in the sensitive field;

the mapping aspect including pointcuts for identifying joins at which the records manager is to augment the functioning of
the application code by calling the minimization service to generate a minimized value of data in the respective sensitive
field, the records manager and mapping aspect being configured to be deployed when the application is run, whereby the minimization
service generates a minimized value of data in the respective sensitive field;

wherein the mapping aspect includes a pointcut which identifies a join point for each sensitive field;
further comprising with a grammar, generating a model of the application which lists the sensitive fields and tracks the record
classes which contain the sensitive fields, the generating of the records manager comprising generating a records manager
source file based on the model.

US Pat. No. 9,296,680

METHOD OF MAKING AMORPHOUS RESIN FOR USE IN ROBUST SOLID INK APPLICATIONS

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A method of making an amorphous resin, comprising the steps of:
reacting a tartaric acid with at least one alcohol of the formula R—OH, for a period of time, and at a temperature, in the
presence of an optional catalyst, and a solvent in an amount of from 0.65 to less than 1 grams of solvent per gram of an ester
of tartaric acid of the formula:

wherein the at least one alcohol of the formula R—OH is selected from the group consisting of
and mixtures thereofwherein R1 and R2 are each independently selected from the definitions for R in ROH;wherein the tartaric acid is selected from the group consisting of L-(+)-tartaric acid, D-(?)-tartaric acid, DL-tartaric acid,
mesotartaric acid, and mixtures thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,248,645

CONTROL METHOD TO REDUCE PRINTHEAD DAMAGE AND CONTAMINATION

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method of operating an array printing device comprising:
identifying at least two printhead arrays that are not to be used for at least a portion of at least one print job to be completed
by the printing device, each of the identified printhead arrays in the at least two identified printhead arrays having a plurality
of printheads that form an array that extends in a cross-process direction across a print zone in the printing device, the
at least two identified printhead arrays being configured for movement between a first distance from a surface that enables
the at least two identified printhead arrays to eject ink for forming a portion of an ink image on the surface within the
print zone of the printing device and a second distance from the surface within the print zone, the second distance being
greater than the first distance; and

operating an actuator to rotate a first cam to move one of the at least two identified printhead arrays in a direction normal
to the surface on which the ink image is formed to the second distance from the surface within the print zone to enable the
one identified printhead array to remain at the second distance from the surface during the portion of the at least one print
job in which the one identified printhead array is unused and to rotate a second cam after the one identified printhead has
reached the second distance from the surface to move the other printhead array in the at least two printhead arrays to the
second distance from the surface to enable the other printhead array in the at least two printhead arrays to remain at the
second distance from the surface during the portion of the at least one printhead job in which the at least two identified
printhead arrays are not used.

US Pat. No. 9,253,420

HYPERSPECTRAL SINGLE PIXEL IMAGER WITH FABRY PEROT FILTER

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method for using a single-pixel imager to reconstruct the spatial appearance of a scene, the method comprising:
configuring a light filtering device comprising an array of imaging elements to a spatially varying optical filtering process
of incoming light according to a series of spatial patterns corresponding to a series of sampling functions that enable spatial
reconstruction of an image of the scene;

said light filtering device is a transmissive filter including a first membrane, a second membrane, and a variable gap therebetween;
tuning a controller for manipulating a variable dimension of said gap;
measuring, using a single photodetector of the single-pixel imager, a magnitude of an intensity of said filtered light across
pixel locations in said series of spatial patterns;

reconstructing an image of the scene from a sequence of intensity values;
wherein said tuning of said controller and said gap defines a dimension having a resultant associated wavelength band transmission
for controlling multi-spectral imaging;

wherein a first associated wavelength band transmission is controlled by a first selected gap defining a first wavelength
band of said wavelength band transmission to said single photodetector; and,

wherein a second associated wavelength band transmission is controlled by at least a second selected gap defining a subsequent
at least a second wavelength band of said wavelength band transmission to same said single photodetector.

US Pat. No. 9,240,000

SOCIAL NETWORK FOR ENABLING THE PHYSICAL SHARING OF DOCUMENTS

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method for enabling a physical sharing of a hard copy of a document, said method being performed by a computing device
having a processor and a memory storing a plurality of programmatic instructions, wherein, when said processor executes said
plurality of programmatic instructions, said computing device:
presents a first graphical user interface to a user, wherein said first graphical user interface comprises a plurality of
printing options for printing the document, wherein said first graphical user interface comprises an input for receiving an
indication by the user that the user is willing to physically share the hard copy of the document within a predefined period
of time;

presents to said user a plurality of options in response to receiving said indication, wherein selection of said options defines
a plurality of characteristics of said hard copy of the document and wherein said plurality of characteristics include at
least one of title, date, location of document, or location of printing; and

transmits at least one of said characteristics of said hard copy to a server, wherein said server hosts at least a portion
of a social network comprising a profile page of the user, wherein at least one of said characteristics of said hard copy
is published on said profile page, and wherein said profile page is accessible to everyone who is connected to the user in
a social network.

US Pat. No. 9,228,099

PHASE CHANGE INK COMPOSITION AND PROCESS FOR PREPARING SAME

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

6. A phase change ink comprising:
an acoustically treated white colorant; wherein the white colorant has been subjected to acoustic mixing at an acceleration
of from about 30 to about 110 g;

a colorant dispersant, wherein the colorant dispersant has optionally been subjected to acoustic mixing at an acceleration
of from about 30 to about 110 g;

an optional synergist;
an optional fluorescent dye; and
a phase change ink carrier comprising (i) a branched triamide and (ii) a polyethylene wax, a Fischer Tropsch wax, or a mixture
or combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,188,785

SINGLE-PIXEL CAMERA ARCHITECTURE WITH SIMULTANEOUS MULTI-BAND ACQUISITION

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A system comprising:
a light field emanating from a scene;
a positive imaging lens focusing light from said light field emanating from said scene onto a DMD array;
said DMD array configured to perform pixel-wise multiplication between light incident on the DMD and a predetermined first
basis function and a complementary basis function via spatially modulated reflection of said light incident, where the spatially
modulated light reflected in a first direction represents a first pixel-wise multiplication between the scene and said first
basis function and the spatially modulated light reflected in a second direction represents a complementary pixel-wise multiplication
between the scene and said complementary basis function;

a first collector lens directing the spatially modulated first directed light to a first photodetector module having a spectral
sensitivity to a first spectral band;

said first photodetector module sensing the first directed light from the first pixel-wise multiplication and producing a
signal representing a first inner product between said light incident on the DMD and said first basis function for the first
spectral band;

a second collector lens directing the spatially modulated second directed light to a second photodetector module having a
spectral sensitivity to a second spectral band;

said second photodetector module sensing the second directed light from the complimentary pixel-wise multiplication and producing
a signal representing a complementary inner product between said light incident on the DMD and said complementary basis function
for the second spectral band;

wherein said first photodetector and said second photodetector produce respective inner products substantially simultaneously;
and,

said DMD is additionally reconfigured to represent one or more additional basis functions, wherein said pixel-wise products
for said first and said second spectral bands are produced for each said additional basis functions thereby generating multiple
inner product signals for each additional spectral band, and

a processing unit reconstructs a dual-band spectral representation of said scene, wherein a first spectral band representation
is obtained from the first spectral band inner products and a second spectral band representation is obtained from the second
spectral band inner products.

US Pat. No. 9,176,221

DISTANCE ESTIMATION IN CAMERA-BASED SYSTEMS UTILIZING MOTION MEASUREMENT AND COMPRESSION ATTRIBUTES

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A computer-implemented method for estimating distance to an object using motion measurement and video compression attributes
derived from video captured by a single camera, comprising:
estimating camera velocity using one or more camera motion values provided by an accelerometer associated with the camera;
identifying frame motion vectors generated during compression of video captured by the camera;
estimating distance to a target object from the one or more camera motion values provided by the accelerometer and motion
vector information; and

reporting at least one distance-to-object measurement.

US Pat. No. 9,168,776

METHOD OF INCREASING INK CRYSTALLIZATION

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A method for increasing the ink crystallization rate comprising:
providing a substrate;
applying a first crystalline compound on the substrate to form a first layer; and
printing an image using an ink comprises a second crystalline compound dispose on the first layer, wherein nucleation sites
are formed between the first crystalline compound and the second crystalline compound.

US Pat. No. 9,098,749

DICTIONARY DESIGN FOR COMPUTATIONALLY EFFICIENT VIDEO ANOMALY DETECTION VIA SPARSE RECONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method for pruning a training dictionary for use in detecting anomalous events from a surveillance video, said method
comprising:
receiving a plurality of training samples corresponding to normal events;
constructing a dictionary comprising at least two classes of normal events from said plurality of training samples;
generating a plurality of sparse codes for selected training samples among said plurality of training samples with respect
to said dictionary derived from said at least two classes of normal events;

reducing a size of said dictionary by removing at least one redundant dictionary column from said dictionary via analysis
of said plurality of sparse codes; and

optimizing said dictionary to yield a low reconstruction error and a high-interclass discriminability,
wherein the redundant dictionary column is a column which has the least contribution to a test trajectory reconstruction and
if the least contribution is less than a threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,067,878

ORGANOGEL COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING ALKYLATED AROMATIC ACIDS

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A composition comprising an organogel consisting of a) an alkylated aromatic acid and b) an organic liquid solvent entrapped
within the organogel wherein the liquid is rigidified:
wherein the alkylated aromatic acid compound is of the formula

or mixtures thereof, wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, and R5 each, independently of the other, is:

(A) hydrogen atoms; —COOH;
(B) alkyl groups, including substituted and unsubstituted alkyl groups, wherein hetero atoms either may or may not be present
in the alkyl group;

(C) aryl groups, including substituted and unsubstituted aryl groups, wherein hetero atoms either may or may not be present
in the aryl group;

(D) arylalkyl groups, including substituted and unsubstituted arylalkyl groups, wherein hetero atoms either may or may not
be present in either or both of the alkyl portion and the aryl portion of the arylalkyl group; or

(E) alkylaryl groups, including substituted and unsubstituted alkylaryl groups, wherein hetero atoms either may or may not
be present in either or both of the alkyl portion and the aryl portion of the alkylaryl group;

provided that at least one of R1, R2, R3, R4, and R5 is —X—Rc, wherein:

(F) —X— is a linking group between Rc and the aromatic group, wherein —X— is selected from the group consisting of

(i) —O—;
(ii) —S—;
(iii) —SO—;
(iv) —SO2—;

(v) —NH—(C?O)—;
(vi) —(C?O)—NH—;
(vii) —NH—(C?S)—;
(viii) —(C?S)—NH—;
(ix) —NH—;
(x) —NH—(C?O)—NH—;
(xi) —NH—(C?S)—NH—;
(xii) —NH—(C?O)—O—;
(xiii) —O—(C?O)—NH—;
(xiv) —NH—(C?S)—O—;
(xv) —S—(C?O)—NH—;
(xvi) —NH—(C?S)—O—;
(xvii) —NH—(C?S)—S—;
(xviii) —O—(C?S)—NH—;
(xix) —S—(C?S)—NH—;
(xxi) —(C?O)—S—;
(xxii) —O—(C?O)—;
(xxiii) —S—(C?O)—;
(xxiv) —(C?S)—O—;
(xxv) —(C?S)—S—;
(xxvi) —O—(C?S)—;
(xxvii) —S—(C?S)—;
(xxviii) —O—(C?O)—O—;
(xxix) —O—(C?S)—O—; and
(G) Rc is an alkyl group, including substituted and unsubstituted alkyl groups, wherein hetero atoms either may or may not be present
in the alkyl group;

with the provisos that:
(1) when the compound is of the formula

either R1 is not


or n is not 9, 10, or 11;
(2) when the compound is of the formula

n is not 9, 10, or 11;
(3) when the compound is of the formula

either R1 is not —COOH or Rc is not


wherein n is 8 to 10; and
(4) when the compound is of the formula

either R1 is not —COOH or Rc is not


wherein n is from 8 to 10; and
wherein alkylated aromatic acid compounds self-assemble in the presence of the organic solvent to form the organogel, wherein
the organogel exhibits a gel-to-sol transition temperature of from about 65° C. to about 110° C.

US Pat. No. 9,980,362

FLEXIBLE PLASMA TREATMENT DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TREATING THE SURFACE OF AN OBJECT WITH THE DEVICE

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A flexible plasma treatment device comprising:a layer of flexible dielectric material having an upper surface and a lower surface;
a first flexible electrode completely encapsulated within the layer of dielectric material;
a second flexible electrode mounted to the lower surface of the layer of dielectric material; and
a second layer of flexible electrically insulating material mounted to the lower surface of the layer of flexible dielectric material to expose a first portion of the second electrode and to cover a second portion of the second electrode at the lower surface of the dielectric material layer.
US Pat. No. 9,458,305

METAL NANOPARTICLE-SULFONATED POLYESTER COMPOSITES AND GREEN METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A method comprising:
heating a sulfonated polyester resin in an organic-free solvent;
adding an aqueous solution of silver (I) ion to the heated resin to form a mixture; and
heating the mixture to effect the reduction of silver (I) ion to silver (0) in the absence of a further reducing agent.

US Pat. No. 9,352,572

SYSTEM FOR DETECTING INOPERATIVE INKJETS IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT PRINTING USING AN OPTICAL SENSOR AND MOVABLE TEST SUBSTRATES

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A printer comprising:
a printhead configured with inkjets to eject material;
a supply of substrate configured to move a substrate to a position opposite the printhead to receive drops of material ejected
from inkjets in the printhead;

an optical sensor configured to generate measurements of heights and diameters of drops of material on the substrate and positional
data of positions of the drops of material on the substrate;

a transport configured to move the substrate and material on the substrate to a position opposite the optical sensor; and
a controller operatively connected to the transport, the optical sensor, and the printhead, the controller being configured
to operate the printhead to eject a predetermined number of drops of material from each inkjet in the printhead onto the substrate
while the substrate remains stationary at the position opposite the printhead to enable the predetermined number of drops
of material to form a test dot for each inkjet in the printhead on the substrate, to operate the transport to move the substrate
from being opposite the printhead to being opposite the optical sensor, and to identify inoperable inkjets in the printhead
with reference to the height and diameter measurements for each test dot on the substrate and the positional data for each
test dot on the substrate received from the optical sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,319,557

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING COLOR SHIFTING OR GLOSS EFFECT AND RECORDING MEDIUM WITH COLOR SHIFTING OR GLOSS EFFECT

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method for rendering an ultraviolet image pattern on a recording medium having florescence properties and being a first
color, comprising:
(a) electronically creating a first electronic pattern ink, said first electronic pattern ink including a second color and
including holes, said holes representing areas in said first electronic pattern ink wherein said second color is absent;

(b) electronically creating an electronic image region having a pattern;
(c) electronically painting, using said first electronic pattern ink, a background of said electronic image region and said
pattern of said electronic image region;

(d) electronically painting a predetermined portion of said holes with a third color, said third color matching the first
color of the recording medium; and

(e) rendering, using marking materials, said electronic image region on the recording medium such that said florescence properties
of the recording medium are only visible through said holes not painted with said third color when viewing the recording medium
using ultraviolet illumination.

US Pat. No. 9,309,074

SHEET HEIGHT SENSOR AND ADJUSTER

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

16. A printing apparatus comprising:
a vacuum conveyor belt having a planar surface with openings supporting sheets of print media, said vacuum conveyor belt moving
said sheets of print media in a process direction;

an array of sheet adjustment elements positioned adjacent to said planar surface, each sheet adjustment element of said array
being aligned with one of said rows of openings in said surface of said vacuum conveyor belt, and each said sheet adjustment
element comprising:

a pin having an end at an initial position, said initial position being a first distance from said surface approximately equal
to a thickness limit for said sheets of print media, said end of said pin moving in a first direction away from said surface
and in a second direction toward said surface;

an actuator connected to said pin, said actuator having electrical contacts that actuate said actuator; and
a spring biasing said pin in said first direction to position said end in said initial position,
said end of said pin moving in said first direction from said initial position as a result of said end of said pin contacting
said sheet of print media as said sheet of print media moves in said process direction,

said electrical contacts contacting each other as a result of said pin moving in said first direction,
as a result of said electrical contacts contacting each other, said actuator moving said end of said pin in said second direction
to a pushing position to push said sheet of print media against said surface,

said pushing position being between said initial position and said surface, and
after said moving said end of said pin to said pushing position, said actuator allowing said spring to return said end of
said pin to said initial position.

US Pat. No. 9,180,684

AUTOFOCUS LED PRINT HEAD MECHANISM

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method for automatically positioning a print head relative to a photoreceptor in a xerographic print engine, said photoreceptor
having a first end and a second end opposite the first end and said print head having a first end spaced apart from and facing
the first end of the photoreceptor and a second end spaced apart from and facing the second end of the photoreceptor, said
method comprising:
operating the print head to produce a latent image formed on the photoreceptor, said latent image including a first indicia
formed near a first end of the photoreceptor and a second indicia formed near the second end of the photoreceptor, said second
indicia being different from the first indicia;

measuring a first dimension of the first indicia and a second dimension of the second indicia; and
automatically positioning said first end of the print head relative to the first end of photoreceptor in response to a result
of said measuring of the first dimension and automatically positioning said second end of the print head relative to the second
end of the photoreceptor in response to a result of said measuring of the second dimension.

US Pat. No. 9,183,193

BAG-OF-REPEATS REPRESENTATION OF DOCUMENTS

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A system for representing a textual document based on the occurrence of repeats, comprising:
a sequence generator which defines a sequence representing words forming a collection of documents;
a repeat calculator which identifies a set of repeats within the sequence, the set of repeats comprising subsequences of the
sequence which each have more than one occurrence in the sequence;

a context calculator which identifies at least one of a left context and a right context for each occurrence of a repeat in
the set of repeats, the left context of an occurrence of the repeat being a word which immediately precedes the occurrence
of the repeat in the document collection sequence, the right context of an occurrence of the repeat being a word which immediately
follows the occurrence of the repeat in the document collection sequence, the context calculator identifying repeats in the
set of repeats which are at least one of left context diverse, riqht context diverse, left context unique, and right context
unique based on the identified at least one of the left context and the right context for each occurrence of the repeat,

a repeat being identified as left context diverse if it appears in at least two different left contexts,
a repeat being identified as riqht context diverse if it appears in at least two different right contexts,
an occurrence of a repeat being identified as left context unique if it is the sole occurrence of the repeat in that left
context, and

an occurrence of a repeat being identified as right context unique if it is the sole occurrence of the repeat in that right
context;

a representation generator which generates a representation for at least one document in the collection of documents based
on occurrence, in the document, of repeats from the set of repeats, the representation accounting for the context of at least
some of the repeats in the set of repeats; and

a processor which implements the sequence generator, repeat calculator, and representation generator.
US Pat. No. 9,134,640

CLEAR STYRENE EMULSION/AGGREGATION TONER

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

2. Single component developer comprising clear, low melt toner particles lacking a colorant comprising a low molecular weight
(LMW) latex resin, a low melt wax and a polymer shell, wherein the LMW latex resin has a weight average molecular weight of
from about 12×103 to about 45×103; and the polymer shell Tg is higher than that of the LMW latex resin, wherein said toner particles have gloss value of from about 80 to about 100 ggu,
and a melt flow index (5 kg/130° C.) of between about 60 to about 170 g/10 min.

US Pat. No. 9,098,475

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING REUSABLE COMPOSITE COMPONENTS DURING DYNAMIC DOCUMENT CONSTRUCTION

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A document construction method comprising:
receiving a document description including at least one selected reusable document component and combining some of the reusable
document components into composites of reusable document components and combining some of the reusable document components
with respect to the relative positions of the reusable document components into composites of reusable underlays;

querying a reusable document component repository containing stored image representations of reusable document components
to locate a selected stored image representation corresponding to the selected reusable document component;

conditional upon the querying, identifying one of the stored image representations as corresponding to the selected reusable
document component and retrieving the selected stored image representation corresponding to the selected reusable document
component;

conditional upon the querying, not identifying one of the stored image representations as corresponding to the selected reusable
document component, generating an image representation for the selected reusable document component, and storing the generated
image representation in the reusable document component repository and associating a life span parameter with the generated
image representation;

converting the document description to a document image representation, the converting including incorporating the selected
or generated image representation corresponding to the selected reusable document into the document image representation;
and

responsive to an expiration of the life span parameter, removing the corresponding generated image representation from the
reusable document component repository.

US Pat. No. 9,082,207

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC LAYOUT OF PRINTED MATERIAL ON A THREE-DIMENSIONAL STRUCTURE

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method of printing content on a three dimensional structure, comprising:
creating a graphical design style sheet for a three dimensional structure, wherein:
the style sheet comprises a plurality of rules for graphical content to be printed on the structure, and wherein each rule
comprises a selector that identifies a facet of the structure and a declaration, and

creating the graphical design style sheet comprises:
selecting a facet to be specified in the selector;
selecting, for the selector, one or more attributes of the graphical content that will be affected by the rule's declaration;
and

including, in the declaration, a property and a value that sets forth an effect that the rule will have on the selected facet,
applying, using a graphical design layout renderer, one or more of the rules for a first facet of the structure to first semantic
structural design data to generate a first portion of a graphical design template for the structure;

applying, using the graphical design layout renderer, one or more of the rules for at least one additional facet of the structure
to additional semantic structural design data until the graphic design template is prepared;

receiving graphical content to be applied to the structure; and
by a processor, using one or more of the rules of the style sheet to automatically link the graphical content to the template
to generate graphical design data for printing the graphical content on the structure in accordance with the rules.

US Pat. No. 9,079,732

SHEET REGISTRATION USING ORBITAL TAMPERS

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a shelf having a surface and an end;
a registration item positioned at said end of said shelf, said registration item having a surface approximately perpendicular
to said surface of said shelf;

tamper elements, each of said tamper elements having a surface approximately perpendicular to said surface of said shelf and
said surface of said registration item;

a frame element connected to said tamper elements;
a biased member connected to said frame element; and
a motor connected to said biased member,
rotation of said motor moving said tamper elements in a closed curve path motion relative to said shelf,
said closed curve path motion being in a plane parallel to said surface of said shelf,
said closed curve path motion moving said tamper elements toward said registration item as said tamper elements move toward
each other, and

said biased member increasing a distance of said closed curve path motion with increasing speed of said rotation of said motor.

US Pat. No. 9,058,757

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMAGE OR VIDEO PERSONALIZATION WITH SELECTABLE EFFECTS

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A method of producing personalized image data for rendering on a display device, comprising:
accessing image data from an image source, wherein the image data comprises a sequence of image frames;
automatically identifying a key image frame of the sequence of image frames, based on smooth region finding operations, detected
regions of a specific texture, detected planar surfaces, detected text, or detected specific motion characters;

receiving, via user input, at least one personalized object for insertion into the image data;
inserting the at least one personalized object into the key image frame to produce personalized output image data wherein
at least one of the original image data and the personalized object exhibits motion;

extending the incorporation of the at least one personalized object to additional image frames of the image data;
interpolating motion vectors to determine the location and appearance of the at least one personalized object for the additional
image frames;

subsequent to interpolating the motion vectors, querying a user to identify any errors in the location or the appearance of
the at least one personalized object for the additional image frames;

in response to the querying, receiving user correction input to adjust the location or the appearance of the at least one
personalized object for the additional image frames; and

interpolating motion vectors to determine the location and appearance of the at least one personalized object for the additional
image frames based on the user correction input.

US Pat. No. 9,644,096

METHOD FOR GENERATION OF NANOPARTICLES

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A discrete nanostructure formed by the method comprising:
providing an aliphatic multi-block copolymer comprising at least one polyester block and at least one functionalized polycarbonate
block, wherein the aliphatic multi-block copolymer is a polyester-polycarbonate-polyester tri-block copolymer of formula 1:

R1—O-AaBbCc—R2  (1)

where:
A and C are polyester blocks;
B is the functionalized polycarbonate block;
a=20 to 40;
b=2 to 10;
c=20 to 40;
R1 is a group formed from a catalyst initiator; and

R2 is an end cap moiety formed from a cyclic monomer;

mixing the aliphatic multi-block copolymer, a deprotonating agent and water to form an aqueous mixture; and
maintaining the aqueous mixture at a reaction temperature suitable to result in self-assembly of the multi-block copolymer
into nanoparticles.

US Pat. No. 9,421,759

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFICATION OF SPARSE PATTERNS IN IMAGE DATA USING DISJOINT TEMPLATE MATCHING

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method of marking device registration in a printer comprising:
operating with a controller a first marking device to form a first plurality of marks in a test pattern on an image receiving
surface;

operating with the controller a second marking device to form a second plurality of marks in the test pattern on the image
receiving surface;

generating with an optical sensor image data of the test pattern formed on the image receiving surface;
retrieving with the controller a first disjoint template corresponding to an arrangement of the first plurality of marks in
the test pattern from a memory;

identifying with the controller a location of the first disjoint template in alignment with only the first plurality of marks
in the image data and not with the second plurality of marks in the image data; and

identifying with the controller a spatial relationship between the first marking device and the image receiving surface with
reference to the location of the first disjoint template in the image data.

US Pat. No. 9,365,742

GRAFTED POLYMERS AS OLEOPHOBIC OR HYDROPHOBIC COATINGS

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. An article of manufacture comprising:
a substrate; and
an outer polymer coating on the substrate, the polymer coating comprising an oleophobic grafted polymer comprising,
a crosslinked fluoroelastomer group; and
a perfluorinated polyether grafted to the crosslinked fluoroelastomer group,
wherein the crosslinked fluoroelastomer group is crosslinked with an aminofunctionalized silane, the aminofunctionalized silane
comprising an aminoalkylsilane-modified polysiloxane.

US Pat. No. 9,279,059

LATEX INK CONTAINING A LATEX HAVING A BIMODAL MOLECULAR WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION FOR INDIRECT PRINTING METHOD

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. An aqueous inkjet ink comprising a polymer latex having a bimodal molecular weight distribution;
wherein the latex has two peak molecular weights W1 and W2, W2 is greater than W1, and W2 minus W1 is at least about 5000;
wherein the latex has a melt viscosity of from about 1,250,000 to about 3,000,000 Pa·S at about 130° C.;

further wherein the polymer is selected from the group consisting of styrene acrylate copolymers, styrene methacrylates, and
styrene vinyl monomers.

US Pat. No. 9,256,813

AUTOMATIC PRINT JOB TICKET SETTINGS BASED ON RASTER IMAGES OF PREVIOUSLY PRINTED DOCUMENT

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, into a computerized device, images of a previously printed document, a second document to be printed, and instructions
to use previous layout parameters of said previously printed document to print said second document, without providing access
to said previous layout parameters of said previously printed document;

automatically reverse engineering said previous layout parameters used to print said previously printed document from said
images of said previously printed document, without access to said previous layout parameters, using said computerized device,
by detecting page boundaries, detecting page orientation, and detecting page sequencing within said images of said previously
printed document;

automatically, using said computerized device, preparing a print job ticket for said second document having job ticket layout
parameters matching said previous layout parameters; and

outputting, from said computerized device, said second document using said print job ticket to cause said second document
to match said previous layout parameters of said previously printed document.

US Pat. No. 9,228,105

AQUEOUS OVERCOAT ON SOLID INK JET PRINTS AND METHODS OF PRODUCING THE SAME

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A recording medium with a coated image thereon, wherein the coated image comprises:
(a) a solid ink image on a substrate, and
(b) an overcoat that at least partially covers the solid ink image,
wherein the overcoat is prepared by a method comprising applying an aqueous overcoat composition to at least a part of the
solid ink image and wherein the aqueous overcoat composition comprises at least one latex emulsion, a polyethylene wax in
an amount ranging from about 20wt % and about 30 wt %, and at least one co-binder, wherein the co-binder comprises at least
one resin, water, at least one anti-foaming agent and at least one amino alcohol.

US Pat. No. 9,224,197

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING OPTICAL ROLL SCANNING TO IDENTIFY DEFECTS IN ROLL COMPONENTS USED IN AN IMAGE PRODUCTION DEVICE

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method for identifying defects in a surface of a roll component, comprising:
mounting a roll component in an apparatus to facilitate rotating the roll component about a lengthwise axis of the roll component
with respect to a spanwise scanner array extending along an entirety of the lengthwise axis of the roll component;

adjusting an angle between the lengthwise axis of the roll component and the spanwise scanner array to maximize a specular
response in the spanwise scanner array in an imaging operation;

executing the imaging operation by scanning a surface of the roll component with the spanwise scanner array through a single
complete rotation of the roll component with respect to the spanwise scanner array;

developing, with a processor, an overall image of the surface of the roll component;
applying, with the processor, an analysis algorithm to analyze the image of the surface of the roll component to detect a
presence of a periodic surface defect in the image of the surface roll component; and

outputting an indication of the presence of the periodic surface defect on the surface of the roll component based on the
analysis of the image.

US Pat. No. 9,189,461

PAGE FRAME AND PAGE COORDINATE DETERMINATION METHOD AND SYSTEM BASED ON SEQUENTIAL REGULARITIES

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A computer implemented method of generating a page frame sequential hierarchical structure associated with a sequence of
pages associated with a digital version of a document comprising:
a) obtaining a sequence of pages representing the document;
b) defining a set of page frame features associated with each page of the sequence of pages, each page frame feature defined
by a feature value type;

c) computing a set of feature values associated with the set of page frame features for each page of the sequence;
d) generating a set of n-grams from the sequence of pages, an n-gram including an ordered sequence of n page frame features
provided by a sequence of n pages;

e) electing sequential n-grams from the set of n-grams, the sequential n-grams defined as similar contiguous n-grams;
f) selecting the most frequent sequential n-gram from the elected sequential n-grams; and
g) generating a new sequence of the pages by matching the selected most frequent sequential n-gram against the sequence of
pages associated with the document, replacing matched pages of the sequence of pages with a respective node, and associating
the matched pages of the sequence of pages as children of the respective node, the new sequence of pages representing the
page frame hierarchical sequential structure associated with the document.

US Pat. No. 9,159,032

PREDICTING ARRIVAL TIMES OF VEHICLES BASED UPON OBSERVED SCHEDULE ADHERENCE

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method for determining real-time delay information in a transportation system, the method comprising:
receiving, by a processing device, historical operational information about the transportation system, wherein the historical
operational information comprises data related to a plurality of arrival events corresponding to one or more stops within
the transportation system;

building, by the processing device, a dependency graph based upon the historic information, wherein the dependency graph defines
a plurality of relationships that exist in the transportation system between the plurality of arrival events, and wherein
each of the plurality of relationships defines a specific dependent relationship between at least two of the plurality of
arrival events;

fitting, by the processing device, a plurality of delay dependency values into the dependency graph, wherein each of the plurality
of delay dependency values is associated with one of the plurality of relationships and defines a specific dependency value
associated with that relationship;

determining, by a processing device, predictive delay information as determined based upon the fitted dependency graph for
one or more of the plurality of arrival events based upon current operating information related to the transportation system;

outputting, by a processing device, an indication of the predictive delay information;
receiving at least one real-time observed delay for the at least one of the plurality of arrival events associated with the
parent node;

propagating the delay through the fitted dependency graph; and
returning real-time predictive delay information based upon the propagation.

US Pat. No. 9,069,736

ERROR PREDICTION WITH PARTIAL FEEDBACK

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A method for performing data processing through a pipeline of components, comprising:
receiving a set of training observations for a pipeline which comprises a plurality of pipeline components, each observation
comprising partial user feedback relating to error in data output by the pipeline for respective input data, wherein each
of the plurality of pipeline components commits errors for at least some of the input data which contributes to an error in
the respective output data;

generating an error prediction model which, for each the plurality of components, models a probability of the component committing
an error given input data, parameters of the error prediction model being learned using the set of training observations;

receiving a new observation for the pipeline, the new observation comprising input data;
probabilistically inferring which of the plurality of pipeline components in the pipeline contributed to any error in the
data output by the pipeline, based on the input data for the new observation and the error prediction model; and

outputting information based on the inference,
wherein at least one of the generating an error prediction model and the probabilistically inferring which of the plurality
of pipeline components contributed to the error in the data output by the pipeline is performed with a computer processor.

US Pat. No. 9,405,254

DEVICE FOR UNIFORM LIGHT INTENSITY GENERATION

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A testing system, comprising:
at least one device for generating a column of light having uniform intensity, the device comprising:
a housing;
a beam splitter located within the housing;
a two-dimensional array of light sources on a wall of the housing, the array being oriented towards the beam splitter such
that light is split into a first beam and a second beam;

a detector port located to intercept the first beam for providing feedback; and
an exit aperture on a front wall of the housing, through which the second beam exits the housing as a column of light having
uniform intensity;

a plurality of congruent rings spaced apart from each other along an open central axis, each ring having its center on the
open central axis; and

a rail spanning the plurality of congruent rings;
wherein the at least one device is located on the rail and oriented with the exit aperture pointing towards the open central
axis.

US Pat. No. 9,381,701

PRINTER AND METHOD FOR RELEASING THREE-DIMENSIONALLY PRINTED PARTS FROM A PLATEN USING ACTUATORS

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A three-dimensional object printer comprising:
a platen having a first surface and a second surface;
an ejector head having at least one ejector configured to eject material onto the first surface of the platen;
a stack actuator positioned to contact the platen;
another actuator operatively connected to the stack actuator; and
a controller operatively connected to the actuator and the ejector head, the controller being configured to:
operate the ejector head to eject material onto the first surface of the platen to form a three-dimensional object; and
operate the stack actuator to apply a force to a bottom layer of the three-dimensional object, produce a vibration in the
platen, and operate the other actuator to move the stack actuator along the second surface of the platen as the stack actuator
produces vibration in the platen to break adhesion between the bottom layer of the three-dimensional object and the platen.

US Pat. No. 9,365,052

SELF-ALIGNING CONVEYOR BELT HAVING MULTIPLE ZONES WITH DIFFERING FLEXIBLITY AND CROWNED ROLLER

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a conveyor belt; and
a roller supporting said conveyor belt,
said belt contacting an exterior surface of said roller,
said belt moving in a processing direction as said roller rotates,
said exterior surface of said roller having roller outer sections and a center crowned portion between said roller outer sections,
said center crowned portion of said roller having a larger diameter relative to a smaller diameter of said roller outer sections,
said belt having belt outer sections and a belt center section between said belt outer sections,
said belt outer sections contacting said roller outer sections,
said belt center section contacting said center crowned portion of said roller,
said belt outer sections having a lower flexibility,
said belt center section having a higher flexibility relative to said lower flexibility, and
a flexibility difference between said higher flexibility and said lower flexibility biasing said belt outer sections toward
said center crowned portion of said roller and maintaining said belt center section self-aligned with said center crowned
portion of said roller.

US Pat. No. 9,079,440

SYSTEM FOR DETECTING INOPERATIVE INKJETS IN PRINTHEADS EJECTING CLEAR INK USING A LIGHT TRANSMITTING SUBSTRATE

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A printer for forming objects comprising:
a substrate having a surface and an edge along a perimeter of the substrate;
a printhead configured to eject material onto the surface of the substrate;
a light source positioned to direct light into the edge of the substrate;
an optical sensor positioned to receive light emitted by the ejected matter on the surface of the substrate, the optical sensor
being configured to generate image data corresponding to the surface of the substrate and the ejected matter on the surface
of the substrate; and

a controller operatively connected to the printhead, the light source and the optical sensor, the controller being configured
to operate the printhead to eject material onto the surface of the substrate according to a predetermined pattern, to activate
the light source selectively, to receive image data generated by the optical sensor while the light source is directing light
into the edge of the substrate, and to detect inoperative inkjets in the printhead with reference to the received image data
and the predetermined pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,581,923

CARBOXYLIC ACID OR ACID SALT FUNCTIONALIZED POLYESTER POLYMERS

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A toner particle comprising a polyester polymer, the polyester polymer consisting of 25 units, wherein a unit consists
of an acid residue and an alcohol residue, wherein two adjacent units each consist of a single pendant carboxylic acid side
group or a single pendant carboxylic acid salt side group on the acid residue of each said unit, and the remaining 23 units
are non-functionalized and wherein the polyester polymer of 25 units forms a micelle of at least about 60 Å at 330K.

US Pat. No. 9,551,934

IMAGING SYSTEM WITH ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PATTERNING OF AN IMAGE DEFINITION MATERIAL AND METHODS THEREFOR

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A variable data lithography system, comprising:
a photoreceptor;
a charging subsystem for applying a first electrostatic charge to the photoreceptor;
an exposure subsystem disposed for selective exposure of the photoreceptor to form an exposure pattern from regions that are
exposed and unexposed by the exposure subsystem on a surface of the photoreceptor, the exposure enabling altering of the electrostatic
charge on the photoreceptor to define first regions of the photoreceptor having a first electrostatic charge state and second
regions of the photoreceptor having a second electrostatic charge state;

an image definition material subsystem disposed proximate to the photoreceptor for selectively applying an image definition
material substantially over the first regions of the photoreceptor having the first electrostatic charge state and not over
the second regions having the second electrostatic charge state to form an image definition material image on a surface of
the photoreceptor corresponding to the exposure pattern;

an inking subsystem disposed proximate to the photoreceptor for selectively applying ink over the photoreceptor such that
the ink preferentially occupies regions over the image definition material to thereby form an inked image;

an imaging member having a reimageable surface formed thereon, disposed proximate the photoreceptor such that the inked image
is transferred to the reimageable surface; and

an image transfer subsystem for transferring the inked image from the reimageable surface to a substrate,
wherein:
the first regions of the photoreceptor having the first electrostatic charge state have a first charge polarity, and the image
definition material subsystem is configured such that the image definition material applied over comprises electrostatically
charged particles having a second charge polarity, the first charge polarity being opposite the second charge polarity, and

the image definition material comprises a dampening fluid, the dampening fluid comprising a carrier fluid in which the particles
are disposed, and the carrier fluid is electrically insulative.

US Pat. No. 9,443,289

COMPENSATING FOR MOTION INDUCED ARTIFACTS IN A PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNAL EXTRACTED FROM MULTIPLE VIDEOS

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method for compensating for motion induced artifacts in physiological signals obtained from multiple videos captured
by multiple video imaging devices of a subject being monitored for a desired physiological function in a non-contact, remote
sensing environment, the method comprising:
receiving N videos, where N?2, of a subject being monitored for a desired physiological function, each video comprising a
plurality of time-sequential image frames acquired concurrently by N video devices, at least one of said videos being of a
first region and at least one of said videos being of a second region, said first region being at least one area of exposed
skin where a desired signal corresponding to said physiological function can be registered by a video imaging device, said
second region being an area where a movement by said subject is likely to induce motion artifacts into said signal;

processing said videos to isolate pixels in said image frames associated with each of said first and second regions of interest;
processing pixels of each of said isolated first regions to obtain a composite time-series signal;
extracting, from said composite time-series signal, a physiological signal corresponding to said desired physiological function;
analyzing pixels of each of said isolated second regions to identify time intervals when movement by said subject occurred;
and

for each of said identified time intervals when movement has occurred:
determining an amount of movement over the current interval; and
in response to said movement being above a maximum threshold, discarding a segment of said physiological signal corresponding
to said current interval, otherwise in response to said movement being below a minimum threshold, leaving a segment of said
physiological signal corresponding to the current interval as-is, otherwise replacing said segment with a default segment.