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Larry Steven Foster

Lecturer

Biography

2010-present
Lecturer, Mechanical Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering Department, University of Tennessee

1991-2010
Mechanical Systems Architect/ Chief Engineer/Senior Technical Staff Member Lexmark International

1977-1991
Senior Product Design Engineer IBM


Education

BSME, 1977, University of Tennessee


Publications

Patent number: 8737875
Inventors: Jeffrey Lawrence Tonges, Larry Steven Foster, William Paul Cook, Michael Hayes Wilson
Devices and methods for retracting a cartridge in an image forming device
Issued: May 27, 2014

Application number: 20140126938
Inventors: Andrew Charles Hogan, Larry Steven Foster, Niko Jay Murrell
Hybrid Architecture for an Electrophotographic Imaging Device
Issued: May 8, 2014

Patent number: 8374535
Inventors: Larry Steven Foster, Paul Douglas Horrall, David Erwin Rennick
Pivoting end cap for a fuser module of an image forming device
Issued: February 12, 2013

Patent number: 8257185
Inventors: Daniel Lee Carter, Larry Steven Foster, Robert Michael Meadows, Harald Portig, David Erwin Rennick, Brian Reed Spencer
Metal and plastic Oldham coupler with added retraction spline and plastic over molded features
Issued: September 4, 2012

Patent number: 8204420
Issued: June 19, 2012
Inventors: Patrick Wayne Carr, Jr., Gregory Daniel Creteau, Hnshikesh Pramod Gogate, Larry Steven Foster, David Erwin Rennick
Fuser with end caps having protuberances for reducing belt skew
Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.

Patent number: 8200137
Inventors: Larry Steven Foster, David Erwin Rennick
Fuser assembly including a single biasing member
Issued: June 12, 2012

Patent number: 8172220
Inventors: Larry Steven Foster, David Erwin Rennick, Niko J. Murrell, Jason Lee Rowe
Dual shaft media picking mechanism
Issued: May 8, 2012

Patent number: 8165495
Inventors: Jeffrey Lawrence Tonges, Larry Steven Foster, William Paul Cook, Michael Hayes Wilson
Devices and methods for retracting a cartridge in an image forming devices
Issued: April 24, 2012

Patent number: 8064800
Inventors: Daniel Lee Carter, Larry Steven Foster, Benjamin Keith Newman, Harald Portig, Lowell Thomas Siders, Brian Reed Spencer
Composite torque transfer body and spline assembly to reduce jitter in an image forming device
Issued: November 22, 2011

Patent number: 8041262
Inventors: Daniel L. Carter, Brian Reed Spencer, Larry Steven Foster, Lowell Thomas Siders, Edward Lynn Triplett
Drive system with multiple motor-and-gear-train configurations for jitter and noise reduction and color developer preservation
Issued: October 18, 2011

Patent number: 8041253
Inventors: Daniel L. Carter, Larry Steven Foster, Edward Lynn Triplett, Brian Reed Spencer, David Erwin Rennick, Gary Michael Tylicki
Systems and methods to control access to an interior of an image forming device
Issued: October 18, 2011

Patent number: 8010017
Inventors: Larry Steven Foster, Edward Lawrence Kiely, Jeffrey Lawrence Tonges
Fuser assembly including a nip release bias spring
Issued: August 30, 2011

Patent number: 7853178
Inventors: Larry Steven Foster, Paul Douglas Horrall
Methods and devices for selectively driving developer members within an image forming device
Issued: December 14, 2010

Patent number: 7826774
Inventors: William Paul Cook, Ryan David Brockman, Larry Steven Foster, Kermit Arnold Meece, Travis Alan Riggs, Jeffrey Lawrence Tonges, Michael Hayes Wilson
Methods to control transitions between color printing and black-only printing in an image forming device
Issued: November 2, 2010

Patent number: 7639979
Inventors: Niko Jay Murrell, Robert Reed Booth, Larry Steven Foster, Brian P. Weaver
Preconditioning media sheets to reduce transfer voltage
Issued: December 29, 2009

Application number: 20090110410
Inventors: Darin M. Gettelfinger, John Spicer, Paul Douglas Horrall, Christopher Kent Washing, Franklin Joseph Palumbo, Larry Steven Foster
METHODS FOR MOVING A MEDIA SHEET WITHIN AN IMAGE FORMING DEVICE
Issued: April 30, 2009

Patent number: 7407394
Inventors: Steven Parish, Jeffrey A. Abler, Donn Duane Bryant, Jeffrey Lawrence Tonges, David Erwin Rennick, Phill Douglas Cole, Larry Steven Foster
Electrical connector for an image forming device
Issued: August 5, 2008

Patent number: 7389066
Inventors: Harald Portig, Larry Steven Foster, Benjamin Alan Askren
Variable force biasing mechanism and electrical connection
Issued: June 17, 2008

Patent number: 7386252
Inventors: Harald Portig, Larry Steven Foster, Brian Allen Blair, David Erwin Rennick, Jeffrey Lawrence Tonges, Robert Galon Newman
Door panel interlocks for an image forming device
Issued: June 10, 2008

Patent number: 7383014
Inventors: Christopher Lee Baker, Derek Masami Inouye, Larry Steven Foster, Lenci Robert Kappes, Donn Duane Bryant
Auger for use within an image forming device
Issued: June 3, 2008

Patent number: 7349648
Inventors: David Erwin Rennick, Jason Lee Rowe, Jeffrey Lawrence Tonges, Brian Allen Blair, Larry Steven Foster, Robert Galon Newman, Edward Lynn Triplett, Gary Michael Tylicki
Securing mechanism for an image forming device module
Issued: March 25, 2008

Patent number: 7292820
Inventors: Edward Lynn Triplett, Larry Steven Foster, David Erwin Rennick, Daniel L. Carter, Richard G. Boyatt, III
Integrated media input tray including electronics
Issued: November 6, 2007

Patent number: 7290765
Inventors: Daniel L. Carter, Larry Steven Foster, Brian Allen Blair, David Erwin Rennick
Exit roll for an image forming device
Issued: November 6, 2007

Patent number: 7286783
Inventors: Harald Portig, Larry Steven Foster, Benjamin Alan Askren
Variable force biasing mechanism and electrical connection
Issued: October 23, 2007

Patent number: 7162182
Inventors: Jeffrey L. Tonges, Richard G. Boyatt, III, Daniel L. Carter, Kerry Leland Embry, Larry Steven Foster, Harald Portig, David Erwin Rennick, Darren Wayne Tosh, Edward Lynn Triplett
Image forming device having a door assembly and method of use
Issued: January 9, 2007

Patent number: 7149467
Inventors: Tom E Stickler, Larry Steven Foster, Michael Craig Leemhuis, Benjamin Alan Askren
Waste toner system for an image forming device
Issued: December 12, 2006

Patent number: 7136609
Inventors: Benjamin Alan Askren, Larry Steven Foster, Edward Lynn Triplett, David Erwin Rennick
Movable subunit and two piece cartridge for use in an image forming device
Issued: November 14, 2006

Patent number: 7130562
Inventors: Larry Steven Foster, Edward Lawrence Kiely, Robert Galon Newman, Harald Portig, David Erwin Rennick, Edward Lynn Triplett
Coupling retraction mechanism for an image forming device
Issued: October 31, 2006

Patent number: 7085507
Inventors: William Paul Cook, Tom E Stickler, Larry Steven Foster, David Erwin Rennick
Method and apparatus to control waste toner collection in an image forming apparatus
Issued: August 1, 2006

Patent number: 7082275
Inventors: Harald Portig, Larry Steven Foster, Benjamin Alan Askren
Variable force biasing mechanism and electrical connection
Issued: July 25, 2006

Patent number: 6622582
Inventors: Richard Gordon Boyatt, III, Larry Steven Foster, Danny Wayne Peters, Robert Flynt Strean
Assembly for limiting axial motion of shaft in an imaging apparatus
Issued: September 23, 2003

Patent number: 6486906
Inventors: Larry Steven Foster, David Anthony Schneider, Earl Dawson Ward, II
Apparatus and method for printhead to machine skew and margin adjustment for an electrophotographic machine
Issued: November 26, 2002

Patent number: 6467900
Inventors: Benjamin Alan Askren, Ronald Willard Baker, Stanley Dyer, Larry Steven Foster, John Anthony Schmidt
Printzone media sensor for inkjet printer
Issued: October 22, 2002

Patent number: 6450710
Inventors: Larry Steven Foster, Randall Steven Gall, James Philip Harden
Frame system for an ink jet printer
Issued: September 17, 2002

Patent number: 6390700
Inventors: Larry Steven Foster, Darin M. Gettelfinger, John Paul Spicer
Absolute location low wear bearing for an imaging apparatus
Issued: May 21, 2002

Patent number: 6386681
Inventors: Benjamin Alan Askren, John Edward Borsuk, Larry Steven Foster, Frank Marion Hughes, Darren Wayne Tosh
Carrier assembly and ink jet printhead assembly associated therewith
Issued: May 14, 2002

Patent number: 5802432
Inventors: Johnnie A. Coffey, Steven Alan Curry, Larry Steven Foster, Paul Douglas Horrall, John Randolph McIntyre, Richard Alden Ramsdell, David Erwin Rennick
Toner cartridge with housing and pin construction
Issued: September 1, 1998

Patent number: 5786571
Inventors: Reginald Keith Bethel, Robert Leonard Burdick, Charles Jerome Cheek, Larry Steven Foster, Paul Douglas Horrall, Krikor Yosmali
Wrapped temperature sensing assembly
Issued: July 28, 1998

Patent number: 5768661
Inventors: Johnnie A. Coffey, Larry Steven Foster, Paul Douglas Horrall, John Randolph McIntyre, Richard Alden Ramsdell, David Erwin Rennick
Toner cartridge with external planar installation guides
Issued: June 16, 1998

Patent number: 5758233
Inventors: Johnnie A. Coffey, Larry Steven Foster, Paul Douglas Horrall, David Erwin Rennick
Toner cartridge with locating on photoconductor shaft
Issued: May 26, 1998

Patent number: 5752135
Inventors: Johnnie A. Coffey, Larry Steven Foster, Paul Douglas Horrall, John Randolph McIntyre
Door operated charge member positioning
Issued: May 12, 1998


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