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01/31/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing

20080024530 - Printhead lift: Various embodiments and methods relating to lifting a printhead are disclosed.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20080024531 - System and method for detecting pen-to-paper spacing in a printing system: A system for detecting pen-to-paper spacing (PPS) in a printing system having a pen attached to a moveable print head positioned near a print media position, includes a test pattern, at the print media position, a sensor device, attached to the print head, and a controller. The test pattern includes... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20080024532 - Methods and apparatus for inkjet printing system maintenance: In a first aspect, a first method of inkjet printing system maintenance is provided. The first method includes the steps of (1) moving a maintenance unit to an inkjet print head that is in a position normally employed to dispense ink on a display object of a substrate; and (2)... Agent: Dugan & Dugan, PC

20080024537 - Image forming apparatus and method to operatively control the same: An image forming apparatus and method to operatively control the same. The apparatus includes an ink cartridge having a plurality of print heads arranged in a widthwise direction of a print medium, a wiping unit to wipe the print heads while moving in the print medium feeding direction, a positional... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20080024539 - Method of manufacturing an optical device, a method of manufacturing a color filer and a method of manufacturing an organic electroluminescence device: In one embodiment of the present invention, an optical device is manufactured by printing a pixel, wherein said method includes deciding plural discharging positions inside each pixel of the optical device, arranging these plural discharging positions on different positions in lateral direction of the pixel respectively, specifying each of the... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20080024540 - Carriage positioning: Systems and methods are disclosed for carriage positioning.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20080024541 - Inkjet recording apparatus: An inkjet recording apparatus includes: a full-line inkjet head that includes ejection nozzles arrayed in the width direction of a recording medium, and that ejects a liquid functional material on the recording medium; a conveying unit that conveys the recording medium at a position opposite to the full-line inkjet head;... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20080024542 - Ink jet recording head: An ink jet recording head includes a recording element substrate having an array of discharge ports and a side surface extending along an array direction of the discharge ports, and an opposite surface facing the side surface. A minimum distance is provided between the opposite surface and the side surface... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20080024545 - Method of removing particulates from a printhead using a liquid foam: A method of removing particulates from an ink ejection face of a printhead is provided. The method comprises the steps of: (a) providing a liquid foam on the face, thereby dispersing the particulates in the foam; and (b) transferring the foam, including the particulates, onto a transfer surface moving past... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080024547 - Printhead assembly with ink supply system and foaming system: A printhead assembly suitable for printhead maintenance operations is provided. The printhead assembly comprises: (a) a printhead having an ink ejection face; (b) an ink supply system for supplying ink to the printhead; and (c) a foaming system for providing a liquid foam on the face.... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080024546 - Printhead maintenance system comprising foaming system and foam transport assembly: A printhead maintenance system for maintaining a printhead in an operable condition is provided. The maintenance system comprises: (a) a printhead having an ink ejection face; (b) a foaming system for providing a liquid foam on the face; and (c) a foam transport assembly comprising: a transfer surface for receiving... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080024548 - Methods and apparatus for purging a substrate during inkjet printing: The invention provides an inkjet printing apparatus that includes at least one inkjet print head adapted to dispense fluids onto a substrate and at least one delivery aperture adapted to direct a gas toward the substrate. The apparatus may also include at least one recovery aperture adapted to draw materials... Agent: Dugan & Dugan, PC

20080024551 - Multi-carriage printing device and method: A multi-carriage printing device has a first member, a first bar mounted on the first member, and a first printer carriage mounted on the first bar. The device further has a second bar mounted on the first member, a second printer carriage mounted on the second bar, and a first... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20080024553 - Inkjet printhead with controlled de-prime: An inkjet printer that has an ink supply, an ink manifold in fluid communication with the ink supply, a printhead IC with and array of ink ejection nozzles mounted to the ink manifold, a pump in fluid communication with the ink manifold and, a gas inlet that can be opened... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080024554 - Liquid droplet ejecting head and liquid droplet ejecting apparatus: A liquid droplet ejecting head including: a piezoelectric element that includes a piezoelectric body, a first electrode disposed on one side of the piezoelectric body, and a second electrode disposed on the other side of the piezoelectric body; a first layer on one side of which the second electrode of... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.

20080024557 - Printing on a heated substrate: In general, an ink jet system including an ink jet printhead for printing solvent ink onto a substrate, and a heater positioned relative to the substrate sufficient for heating a substrate to a predetermined temperature to slow drop spread of the solvent ink.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20080024558 - Topography layer: An inkjet print-head is formed by selectively disposing a first layer on a substrate. The first layer and the substrate form a topography. A second layer is selectively disposed over the substrate and the first layer. A third layer is disposed over the second layer. The second layer selectively disposed... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20080024560 - Liquid discharge head and method for manufacturing liquid discharge head: A liquid discharge head includes a substrate including energy-generating elements that generate energy used to discharge a liquid, discharge ports through which the liquid is discharged, and a channel-forming member having a channel in which the liquid flows and which is communicatively connected to the discharge ports. The channel-forming member... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080024561 - Electrical wiring structure, liquid ejection head, liquid ejection apparatus and image forming apparatus: The electrical wiring structure includes an electrical connection section where a first electrode and a second electrode are connected, wherein: the electrical connection section is formed by a first alloy containing at least gallium metal; and the first alloy has a melting point lower than 30° C.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080024563 - Piezoelectric thin film element, ink jet head, and ink jet type recording apparatus: A piezoelectric body (piezoelectric layer 14) is configured to include a first piezoelectric layer 14a, a second piezoelectric layer 14b, and a third piezoelectric layer 14c. A piezoelectric constant of each of the first and third piezoelectric layer 14a and 14c is set to be smaller than that of the... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20080024564 - Ink jet head structure and adhering method thereof: An ink jet head structure and an adhering method thereof are provided. The ink jet head structure has ink accommodated therein, and the ink is jetted with the operation of the actuator. The ink jet head structure includes a first substrate, a second substrate, and a third substrate sandwiched between... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080024565 - Printing systems, inkjet pens, and methods for priming: An inkjet pen includes a standpipe plenum, a printhead in fluid communication with the standpipe plenum, and a detector for detecting the amount of air in the standpipe plenum. A printing system including such an inkjet pen further includes structure for removing air from the standpipe plenum. Air is removed... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20080024571 - Ink cartridge with a handle for inkjet printers: The present invention relates to an ink cartridge with a handle for inkjet printers. The ink cartridge includes a cartridge housing (1) having hook-avoidance grooves (2) with a proper depth and corresponding to the pulling hooks (11) of the locking cover (10) of the printhead, and a handle (3) disposed... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20080024570 - Print cartridge body: An embodiment provides a print cartridge body with three or more compartments in series, and a partition formed between each successive pair of compartments. Each partition is substantially parallel to a scanning direction of the cartridge body.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20080024574 - Fluid ejection devices and methods of fabrication: A fluid ejection device includes a fluidic layer assembly mounted to a substrate, the fluidic layer assembly having a raised portion formed on a side that faces away from the substrate. A first nozzle is formed through a portion of the fluidic layer assembly other than the raised portion, and... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20080024533 - Printer: A printer for printing on a medium on an endless belt by printer heads includes: a generator generating printing data for each printer head; a detector detecting time-series data for the meandering of the medium; a generator generating correction data preventing disorder of a printed image due to the meandering;... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20080024534 - Printhead driving method, printhead substrate, printhead, head cartridge, and printing apparatus: An object of this invention is to prevent an increase in energy applied to a heating element and prolong the service life of a printhead even when the temperature of the printing element having a negative temperature coefficient rises and the resistance of the heating element decreases upon controlling a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080024535 - Inkjet recording apparatus: An inkjet recording apparatus includes a waveform outputting circuit and a current restricting circuit. The waveform outputting circuit outputs to each individual electrode one of ejection signals and a flushing signal, which does not cause any nozzle to eject ink droplets, selected in order in each printing cycle. The current... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20080024536 - Image forming apparatus, liquid discharging head, image forming method, recorded matter, and recording liquid: A disclosed image forming apparatus includes a line-type liquid discharging head including nozzles configured to jet liquid droplets. The nozzles are aligned in a sheet width direction. The line-type liquid discharging head includes plural nozzle rows each including an alignment of a plurality of the nozzles configured to discharge liquid... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20080024538 - Printer: A printer for printing on a medium on an endless belt by printer heads includes: a generator generating printing data for each printer head; a detector detecting time-series data for the meandering of the medium; a generator generating correction data preventing disorder of a printed image due to the meandering;... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20080024543 - Printhead assembly incorporating a tri-layer laminate shell: A printhead assembly includes an ink ejection printhead mounted in fluid communication to a support member. The support member has a core element defining a plurality of ink reservoirs, in turn, storing ink to be supplied to the printhead. An outer shell is mounted to the core element. The outer... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080024544 - Printhead assembly with laminar printhead support member: A printhead assembly includes a support member. The support member has a core element that defines internal ink reservoirs storing ink to be supplied to the printhead and a layered outer shell conforming to and partially enclosing the core element. An ink ejection printhead is mounted on the support member... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080024549 - Print cartridge assembly with ink storage reservoirs and print media: A print cartridge assembly includes a print cartridge. The print cartridge includes a core defining a plurality of ink storage reservoirs and a length of print media wound upon the core. The print cartridge further includes a roller assembly for feeding the print media from the core. A printhead assembly... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080024550 - Maintenance device for liquid ejection head: A maintenance device that is mounted in a liquid ejection apparatus having a liquid ejection head in which nozzles are provided to eject liquid and maintains the liquid ejection head includes a wiper, a driver, and a positioning portion. The wiper wipes a nozzle forming surface of the liquid ejection... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080024552 - Methods and apparatus for improved manufacturing of color filters: Methods and apparatus are provided in which a substrate is aligned so that a longitudinal dimension of a plurality of sub-pixel wells formed on the substrate are substantially perpendicular to a printing direction. Ink is deposited in a subset of the sub-pixel wells via nozzles of a print head wherein... Agent: Dugan & Dugan, PC

20080024555 - Liquid ejecting apparatus, liquid container, and method for determining liquid level of liquid container: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes: a liquid ejecting head that can eject liquid; a pressure pump that discharges pressurized air during operation; at least one liquid container that contains liquid; a pressurized-air feed channel that feeds the liquid container with the pressurized air discharged from the pressure pump; a liquid... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080024556 - Inkjet printhead with narrow printing zone: An inkjet printhead with an array of drop ejection apparatuses. The array is configured such that it produces a print zone less than 3 mm wide on a print media substrate fed past the printhead. By reducing the width of the print zone, there is no need for the media... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080024559 - Fluid ejection device: A method for manufacturing a fluid ejection device includes providing a sacrificial structure substantially overlying a semiconductor substrate. The structure has a shape configured to define an ink chamber, ink manifold, and a nozzle. The method also includes providing a first metal adjacent the sacrificial structure and substantially overlying the... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20080024562 - Inkjet printer and inkjet head: The invention provides an inkjet printer that gives an excellent print quality by accelerating the traveling speed of an ink droplet ejected from a nozzle of the inkjet head. The inkjet printer comprises the inkjet head that ejects an ink droplet from a nozzle, an ultrasound radiator that radiates an... Agent: Dla Piper US LLP

20080024569 - Ink refill unit for a negatively pressurized ink reservoir of a printer cartridge: A refill unit is provided for a printer cartridge with an operatively, negatively pressurized ink reservoir. The unit has a docking assembly for docking with the printer cartridge. An ink bag stores ink and is housed in the docking assembly. A valve actuator is shaped and configured to actuate an... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080024568 - Inkjet printer cartridge with a multi-functional rotor element: An inkjet printer cartridge has a printhead integrated circuit with a plurality of micro-electromechanical nozzle arrangements. A rotor element is rotatable, in use, between a blot position where the element blots the printhead integrated circuit, a seal position where the element seals the nozzle arrangements, and a platen position where... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080024567 - Printhead assembly having a laminate stack to direct ink centrally: A printhead assembly for a pagewidth inkjet printer. An elongate ink distribution assembly has at least one ink duct. An ink distribution laminate stack is attached to the elongate ink distribution assembly, the laminate stack including a plurality of layers each provided with an arrangement of holes and channels, the... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080024566 - Printhead assembly with a gas duct: A printhead assembly comprising an ink distribution assembly that includes an ink distribution molding having a plurality of ducts and at least one printhead integrated circuit in fluid communication with the ink distribution assembly. The at least one printhead integrated circuit receives ink via at least some of the plurality... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080024573 - Ink cartridges: An ink cartridge includes a first wall, a second wall opposite the first wall, and an ink supply portion positioned at the first wall. The ink cartridge also includes at least one third wall which is substantially perpendicular to each of the first wall and the second wall, a fourth... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20080024572 - Liquid container: A liquid container includes a container body formed with a liquid supply port, and a container-side fixing structure which releasably regulates movement of the liquid container in an outward pulling direction in cooperation with apparatus-side fixing structure provided for the container mounting part in a state where the liquid container... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

20080024575 - Inkjet ink set: An inkjet ink set includes eleven colored inks and a surface enhancing ink. The eleven colored inks include a magenta ink, a light magenta ink, a yellow ink, a cyan ink, a light cyan ink, a medium gray ink, a light gray ink, a photo black ink, a red ink,... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20080024576 - Mobile image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit which forms an image on a printing medium; a main body casing which accommodates the image forming unit; a feeding unit which feeds the stored medium to the image forming unit; and a rotation coupling unit which couples the feeding unit... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20080024577 - Photo-curing ink composition, ink jet recording method, and ink jet recording apparatus: It is an object of the present invention to provide a photo-curing ink composition having excellent curing properties while maintaining low viscosity and good preservation stability and to provide an ink jet recording method and an ink jet recording apparatus which can provide an image with high quality by using... Agent: Ladas & Parry

20080024578 - End of roll paper sensing and system management: A method for sensing an end of roll paper of a printer, the method comprising: providing one or more back sensors for detecting a set of first marks on the back of the roll paper for aligning text printed on the roll paper, the set of first marks having a... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Research Triangle Park

20080024582 - Image forming apparatus: An apparatus includes: a recording unit for holding an ink head capable of jetting liquid ink to a recording medium; a feeding mechanism arranged opposite the recording unit and feeding the recording medium having at least a feed belt, a driving roller and a driven roller for providing the feed... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20080024580 - Inkjet recording apparatus: There is disclosed an inkjet recording apparatus including a feeding device, a medium supply device, a remover, and an inkjet head. The feeding device includes a plurality of belt rollers and an endless feeder belt wound around the belt rollers. An outer circumferential surface of the feeder belt functions as... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20080024581 - Inkjet recording apparatus: There is disclosed an inkjet recording apparatus including a feeding device, a remover, and an inkjet head. The feeding device feeds a recording medium along a feed path passing through a removing area. A part of an opposingly-feeding surface extends opposed to the ink jet head and along the feed... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20080024579 - Media carrier: Various embodiments and methods relating to a media carrier are disclosed.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20080024583 - Hand held micro-fluid ejection devices configured to block printing based on printer orientation and method of blocking: A hand-held micro-fluid ejection device for ejecting a fluid onto a substrate surface in a plurality of physical orientations between the ejection device and a substrate surface and methods for controlling the geometric accuracy of printing using a hand-held printing apparatus. Various spatial and dynamic orientations of the ejection device... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20080024584 - Pixel: Various embodiments and methods relating to a pixel are disclosed.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20080024585 - Printer: The invention provides a printer in which a lock lever comes into contact with a roller shaft of a platen roller in upper open grooves disposed in a frame and controls the position of the upper portion of the upper open grooves so that the platen roller is supported in... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20080024586 - System and method for calibrating a beam array of a printer: A system and method are provided for calibrating a beam array of a printer. The method includes the operation of printing a dot pattern using the beam array of the printer. The dot pattern can then be scanned into an electronic file using an optical scanner. Another operation is calculating... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20080024587 - Line head and an image forming apparatus using the line head: A line head, includes: a microlens array in which a plurality of microlenses having a magnification whose absolute value is below 1 are arranged in a main scanning direction of a surface-to-be-scanned, and a plurality of luminous element groups which are arranged in a one-to-one correspondence with the respective plurality... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20080024588 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming apparatus of the invention includes plural photoconductive bodies for forming a color image, an exposure unit to scan a laser light in a main scanning direction of each of the plural photoconductive bodies and to perform exposure, and a light amount correction unit to create, for each... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP

20080024589 - Multi-beam optical scanning device and image forming apparatus: A multi-beam scanning device is disclosed that is able to realize a stable and small beam spot and realize stable scanning line intervals between plural light beams. The multi-beam optical scanning device includes a first optical system which has a first lens for coupling the light beams from the light... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080024590 - Deflector, optical scanning unit, and image forming apparatus: where width in a direction perpendicular to the rotational axis of a mirror part that is a part of the vibrating mirror is 2r; width in a direction parallel with the rotational axis of the mirror part is d; and width of the separated one side causing generation of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

  
01/24/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing

20080018676 - Pigment-based non-aqueous ink-jet inks free of hazardous air polluting solvents: The present invention is drawn to ink compositions and methods for ink-jet recording. The ink compositions can include a non-aqueous HAPS-free solvent system; a binder system, including at least one of i) an acrylic resin, or ii) a first vinyl chloride-vinyl acetate resin, which is at least substantially soluble in... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20080018678 - Droplet discharging head and droplet discharging device, and discharging control method: A droplet discharging head includes a nozzle supplied with a liquid substance, a meniscus moving section that moves a meniscus of the liquid substance in the nozzle, and a meniscus regulating section that is provided to an inside wall of the nozzle at a predetermined depth from an opening of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20080018679 - Liquid ejection head, liquid ejection apparatus and image forming apparatus: The liquid ejection head includes: a plurality of nozzles having openings through which liquid is ejected; a plurality of pressure chambers which are connected to the nozzles, respectively; a space section forming member which defines a plurality of space sections arranged adjacently to the openings of the nozzles, respectively; and... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080018681 - Ink-jet system and ink-jet control method: An ink-jet system and an ink-jet control method are provided. The ink-jet system mainly includes an ink-jet head, a feedback unit and a frequency eliminator. The feedback unit provides a feedback signal to the ink-jet head as the ink-jet head performs jet printing. Next, the frequency of the feedback signal... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20080018684 - Liquid ejection head and image forming apparatus: A liquid ejection head which forms an image, has: a nozzle from which liquid is ejected in a combination ejection direction and which includes a first nozzle region and a second nozzle region demarcated by a partition; a pressure chamber unit which includes a first pressure chamber connected to the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080018690 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming apparatus has: an ejection head which ejects droplets of liquid toward a recording medium in accordance with image data; a hold device which holds the recording medium; a conveyance device which conveys the recording medium relatively to the ejection head while the recording medium is held by... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080018693 - Inkjet printing system and method capable of automatically calibrating a non-uniform speed of a printhead carriage: An inkjet printing system and method capable of automatically calibrating non-uniform speed of a printhead carriage, which includes a test pattern generator, a printing device, an image extractor, a processor and a printhead carriage control signal generator. The test pattern generator generates at least one test pattern. The printing device... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20080018694 - Methods for producing liquid-ejecting head, for checking quality thereof and for managing thickness of multilayered body thereof: A method for managing a thickness of a multilayered body constituting a part of a liquid-ejecting head, wherein the liquid-ejecting head includes: (a) a liquid-channel unit formed of plate members laminated on each other with at least one adhesive layer each interposed between adjacent ones of the plate members, the... Agent: Eugene Ledonne, Esq. Reed Smith LLP

20080018695 - Inkjet recording apparatus: The inkjet recording apparatus which forms an image on a recording medium by applying a first liquid containing coloring material and a second liquid containing no coloring material or the coloring material of not greater than 0.1 wt %, on the recording medium, includes: a liquid application device which applies... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080018698 - Liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting apparatus comprising a liquid ejecting head that ejects liquid from nozzles; a carriage capable of carrying the liquid ejecting head; a plurality of cap spaces capable of covering the nozzles; a suction pump capable of applying a negative pressure to each of the cap spaces so as... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20080018701 - Head adjustment method and image forming apparatus: A head adjustment method of adjusting overlaps of a plurality of print heads, which are arranged in a widthwise direction of a print medium in an image forming apparatus, in the widthwise direction. The head adjustment method includes setting a theoretical input pattern image to be formed by the print... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20080018702 - Array type inkjet printer with multi-pass structure and method of compensating an irregular nozzle defect thereof: An array type inkjet printer with a multi pass structure and a method of compensating an irregular nozzle defect thereof. The array type inkjet printer includes a scattering portion that is configured to provide a nozzle selection pattern in which a plurality of ink dots per color is arranged in... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20080018705 - Configuration for exchanging inkjet printing modules: A configuration for exchanging inkjet printing modules in a franking and/or addressing machine having a shaft-shaped receptacle with a locking device for the inkjet printing modules. The functional reliability and an extension of the service life of the printing device are improved by achieving simple and reliable exchanging of the... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20080018709 - Actuator for manipulation of liquid droplets: A liquid conveying substrate comprises: rectangular electrodes which are disposed on the substrate surface and whose surfaces are covered with a dielectric with a water repellent surface; first axial electrode columns where the rectangular electrodes are coupled in an x direction; and second axial electrode columns where the rectangular electrodes... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20080018710 - Image correction system and method for a direct marking system: A system and method for image correction in a direct marking system is provided using input scaling. The system and method utilize spatial dependent scale factors for each color of a liquid ink printer in the direct marking system. The value of each scale factor depends upon the ratio of... Agent: George Likourezos, Esq. Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20080018712 - Liquid discharge head and method of manufacturing the same: There is disclosed an ink jet recording head in which an image having a high quality level can be recorded for a long period of time by use of a material having a reduced linear expansion coefficient and a satisfactory patterning characteristic. The liquid discharge head comprises: an energy generating... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080018713 - Multi-crystalline silicon device and manufacturing method: A printhead includes a multi-crystalline silicon substrate including a surface with portions of the multi-crystalline silicon substrate defining a liquid channel. A nozzle plate structure is disposed on the surface of the multi-crystalline silicon substrate with portions of the nozzle plate structure defining a nozzle. The nozzle is in fluid... Agent: Mark G. Bocchetti Patent Legal Staff

20080018715 - Inkjet head having piezoelectric actuator for restrictor, and image forming method and apparatus having the same: A piezoelectric inkjet head having piezoelectric actuators for restrictors includes a flow channel plate including an ink inlet through which ink enters, a plurality of pressure chambers into which ink to be ejected is filled, a manifold which is a path to receive ink from the ink inlet and to... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20080018714 - Piezoelectric actuator device: The present application is directed to piezoelectric actuator devices. One embodiment of a piezoelectric actuator comprises a chamber diaphragm having a major surface. A piezoelectric transducer is positioned on the major surface of the chamber diaphragm. The piezoelectric transducer has a major surface having a first dimension which is smaller... Agent: Carol L. Cole Min, Hsieh & Hack, LLP

20080018716 - Piezoelectric device and liquid jet head: A piezoelectric device including: a substrate; a lower electrode formed over the substrate; a piezoelectric layer formed over the lower electrode and including lead zirconate titanate; and an upper electrode formed over the piezoelectric layer, the lead zirconate titanate having a half-width of a peak of a (100) plane measured... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20080018717 - Transfer station: Various methods and apparatus relating to transferring fluid to a fluid supply of an inkjet print head are disclosed.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20080018720 - Ink cartridge: An ink cartridge for an ink jet recording apparatus is formed by a material including an ethylene-propylene random copolymer and a nucleating agent containing a specified organic phosphoric acid ester compound. The material advantageously contains a nucleating agent of from 0.01 to 1.0 part by mass with respect to 100... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080018677 - Methods and apparatus for inkjet print head cleaning using an inflatable bladder: Methods and apparatus for cleaning a nozzle plate of an inkjet print head are provided. A first method includes positioning a cleaning medium proximate the inkjet print head, determining a pressure for an inflatable bladder to apply against the cleaning medium, contacting the cleaning medium with the bladder with the... Agent: Dugan & Dugan, PC

20080018680 - Print apparatus and print method: Disclosed is a print apparatus that includes a disc rotating unit rotating a disc-shaped recording medium detachably mounted thereon, an optical pickup performing recording and/or reproduction of an information signal on an information recording surface of the disc-shaped recording medium, a print head printing visible information by ejecting ink droplets... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20080018682 - High resolution multicolor ink jet printer: A high-resolution ink jet printer includes a drum supported for rotation about an axis, substrate positioning means for positioning a substrate sheet on the surface of the drum to receive a printed image, carriage means movable parallel to the drum axis, printhead means supported on the carriage means and having... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20080018683 - Liquid jet apparatus and printing apparatus: A liquid jet apparatus includes a plurality of nozzles provided to the liquid jet head, an actuator provided corresponding to each of the nozzles, drive unit that applies a drive signal to the actuator, drive waveform signal generation unit that generates a drive waveform signal providing a reference of a... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20080018686 - Liquid jet apparatus and printing apparatus: A liquid jet apparatus includes a plurality of nozzles provided to a liquid jet head, an actuator provided corresponding to each of the nozzles, and drive unit that applies a drive signal to the actuator, wherein the drive unit includes drive waveform signal generation unit that generates a drive waveform... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20080018687 - Liquid jet apparatus and printing apparatus: A liquid jet apparatus includes a plurality of nozzles provided to a liquid jet head, an actuator provided corresponding to each of the nozzles, and drive unit for applying a drive pulse to the actuator, wherein the drive unit includes drive waveform signal generation unit that generates one or more... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20080018685 - Liquid jet apparatus, printing apparatus, and method of adjusting phase of drive pulse: A liquid jet device includes a plurality of nozzles provided to a liquid jet head, an actuator provided corresponding to each of the nozzles, and drive means for applying a drive pulse to the actuator, wherein the drive means includes correction value storing means for storing a drive pulse application... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20080018688 - Printhead firing pattern method: A method is provided for firing nozzles in a pagewidth inkjet printhead. The nozzles share a common ink reservoir and are arranged in rows. The method includes the step of firing all of the nozzles in a first row prior to firing any of the nozzles in another row. Typically,... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080018689 - Print apparatus, print method and recording medium driving apparatus: Disclosed is a print apparatus including a rotating unit rotating a printed object, a print head printing visible information by ejecting ink droplets onto the printed object being rotated by the rotating unit, and a control unit generating ink ejection data based on the visible information and controlling the print... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20080018691 - Liquid drop discharging apparatus and liquid discharging method: To shorten time for an abnormal discharge test and time for cleaning; and to reduce the amount of drain ink used at the time of the abnormal discharge test and the cleaning. A liquid drop discharging apparatus comprising: a plurality of nozzles that discharge liquid drops; a sensor that detects... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20080018692 - Nozzle testing apparatus, nozzle testing method, and test program: A nozzle testing apparatus and method that tests whether recording liquid is ejected from a plurality of nozzles provided in a print head using changes of voltages between measurement terminals that are generated in accordance with ejection of the charged recording liquid. The apparatus comprises a voltage applying unit capable... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20080018696 - Ink-jet line printer and image forming apparatus using the same: An ink-jet line printer (30) is constituted by multiple ink-jet heads (1-1 to 1-3). Actuators (3-1 to 3-3) are arranged so as to be moved between a home position and a print position, and backup mechanisms (2-1 to 2-3) are arranged at home positions. In this ink-jet line printer, the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20080018697 - Printhead assembly with air cleaning arrangement: A printhead assembly is provided for an inkjet printer. The printhead assembly includes an elongate ink distribution molding assembly. The ink distribution molding assembly defines longitudinal ink ducts and an air duct. A laminated ink distribution stack is mounted to the ink distribution molding assembly. The laminated ink distribution stack... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080018699 - Ink jet printer: A buffer tank mounted on a head holder has a plurality of air discharge valves for discharging the air accumulated in inks to the outside. The air discharge valve includes a valve body for opening and closing the passage bore and a valve rod provided extending from the valve body... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department

20080018700 - Liquid injection apparatus: An inkjet recording device includes a recording head and a cap placed in tight contact with a nozzle forming surface for defining a sealed space. A head moving mechanism moves the recording head along a direction in which the nozzle forming surface is extended, toward or separately from a contact... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080018703 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus is disclosed that includes plural heads that are arranged in a main scanning direction, the heads including plural nozzle arrays that are arranged in the main scanning direction and configured to discharge droplets of recording liquids in at least three different colors including a yellow recording liquid.... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20080018704 - Ink-jet recording apparatus and recording method therefor: A recording apparatus has a recording head, a platen, and a first hole. The recording head includes a dot formation element array, and the platen holds a recording medium opposite the recording head. The first hole is disposed in an area of the platen opposite a downstream portion of the... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20080018706 - Printhead assembly incorporating a connector arrangement coupled to busbars: The present invention relates to a printhead assembly. The printhead assembly includes an elongate casing. An end housing is attached to an end of the casing via an end plate. A connector arrangement is housed within the end housing. The connector arrangement includes a power supply connector which is exposed... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080018707 - Printing apparatus, ink mist collecting method, and printing method: There are provided a printing apparatus and printing method capable of collecting unwanted ink mist and achieving high-quality printing by fine ink droplets. According to the method, the charges of a printing medium are removed prior to printing, and an ink mist collecting unit having an electrode of a positive... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080018708 - Nozzle arrangement with a pivotal wall coupled to a thermal expansion actuator: A nozzle arrangement for an inkjet printhead includes a substrate assembly defining an ink inlet channel. A nozzle chamber structure defines a nozzle chamber in fluid communication with the ink inlet channel. The nozzle chamber structure includes a roof defining an ink ejection port in fluid communication with the nozzle... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080018711 - Printhead with a two-dimensional array of reciprocating ink nozzles: A printhead is provided for an inkjet printer. The printhead includes a two-dimensional array of ink nozzle arrangements. Each nozzle arrangement includes a wafer portion defining both a nozzle chamber for storing ink and an ink supply channel in fluid communication with the nozzle chamber. A cover covers the nozzle... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080018718 - Liquid storage container: [Solving Means] As ink I contained in a liquid storage chamber 370 is consumed, an atmosphere communicating path 150 guides atmospheric air into the liquid storage chamber 370 from the outside. The atmosphere communicating path 150 has a thin communicating path 360 at an intermediate position thereof. The thin communicating... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080018719 - Phthalocyanines and their use in ink-jet printers: R1 and R2 independently are H or optionally substituted C1-4alkyl; L is a divalent linking group; B is a substituent. x is 0.1 to 3.8; y is 0.1 to 3.8; z is 0.1 to 3.8; the sum of (x+y+z) is 2 to 4; and the substituents, represented by x, y... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20080018721 - Ink jet printer: An ink jet printer is provided with an ink jet head, an ink tank, an actuator, and a member. The ink jet head has an ink passage and a nozzle communicating with the ink passage. The ink tank communicates with the ink passage of the ink jet head. The ink... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department

20080018722 - Aqueous ink, ink jet recording method, ink cartridge, recording unit and ink jet recording apparatus: Provided herein is an aqueous ink, which is excellent in both image density and fixing ability irrespective of the kind of a recording medium even when the volume of an ink droplet is small and has such excellent properties that white stripes are not caused even when high-speed recording is... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080018723 - Control device for inkjet printing machine: An inkjet printing machine includes a main body which has a work surface and at least a control device. Two pressing rods are movably located above the work surface. An alignment rod is movably located a center of the work surface. A suction device is located beneath the work surface... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC Suite 1404

20080018725 - Actinic radiation curable ink, image forming method and ink-jet recorder, utilizing the same: An actinic radiation curable ink comprising: a photopolymerizable compound; and a urethane polymer, wherein a content of isocyanate groups remaining in the urethane polymer is 0.1% or less based on the total number of the isocyanate groups required to prepare urethane polymer in the actinic radiation curable ink.... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20080018724 - Printer incorporating a cutter module: A wallpaper printer is provided for printing wallpaper patterns on print media. The wallpaper printer includes a cabinet assembly. A plurality of ink reservoirs are mounted, in a releasable manner, within the cabinet assembly and store respective types of ink to be printed. A print media cartridge is mounted, in... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080018726 - Transferring apparatus for liquid material spray printer: Disclosed is a transferring apparatus for a liquid material spray printer, which prevents shaking of a transferring table generated when the transferring table on which a subject to be coated is mounted is reciprocating. The transferring apparatus includes a flat table; a pinion gear installed to the flat table to... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese

20080018727 - Optical beam scanning apparatus, optical beam scanning method, optical beam scanning program, image forming apparatus, image forming method, image forming program: In the optical beams scanning apparatus and an image forming apparatus having this optical beam scanning apparatus according to this invention, a light emitting unit emits plural laser beams set at a predetermined output in advance, and a scanning unit deflects the emitted plural laser beams and scans with them.... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20080018728 - Apparatus for and method of forming image using oscillation mirror: As a scanning light beam which is scanning and traveling away from an effective image region moves passed the location of a sensor, a horizontal synchronizing signal Hsync is obtained as a first detection signal. A deflection mirror surface turns around, thereby reversing the direction in which the scanning light... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

  
01/17/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing

20080012884 - Digital printing apparatus: A digital printing machine includes a rigid frame, a first linear motion X axis stage mounted on the frame, a printing table assembly movable on each linear X axis stage, a linear motion Y axis stage mounted on the frame perpendicular to the linear X axis stages, above the printing... Agent: Martin D Moynihan Prtsi Inc

20080012891 - Recording apparatus: A recording apparatus includes a conveyor mechanism, a placer, a recording head, and a controller that controls the conveyor mechanism, the placer, and the recording head. The controller determines a desired speed, which is a desired value of a driving speed of a conveyor belt of the conveyor mechanism during... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20080012893 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming apparatus includes at least one liquid discharging head and a pressure release member. The at least one liquid discharging head is configured to discharge a liquid to form an image. The pressure release member is configured to adjust an inner air pressure in the at least one... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20080012892 - Printing apparatus, information processing apparatus, control method therefor, printing system, and program: When the condition information of a printing apparatus contains a plurality of error/warning information, the printing apparatus determines the priority orders of the error/warning information and whether the plurality of error/warning information are to be notified, based on the print setting information of input print data. Based on the determination... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080012894 - Ink-jet recording apparatus: The ink-jet recording apparatus includes: a conveyer that conveys a recording medium; a recording head that ejects an ink and a processing solution; an ejection controller that controls ejection of the ink and the processing solution from the recording head; and a double side printer that prints on both surfaces... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.

20080012895 - Inkjet head clean device for inkjet printer: An inkjet head clean device for inkjet printer includes a main body, a pump, a first guide-tube and a second guide-tube. The main body has a tank for receiving cleansing liquid. The pump that sets in the main body has a first pipe-hole and a second pipe-hole. One end of... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20080012906 - Inkjet printhead and image forming apparatus including the same: Thermal inkjet printheads and an inkjet image forming apparatus including the thermal inkjet printheads. Each of the thermal inkjet printheads includes a heater that heats ink by directly contacting the ink and is formed of an alloy of Pt—Ru or an alloy of Pt—Ir—X, where X is at least a... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20080012907 - Actuator device, liquid-jet head and liquid-jet apparatus: Provided is an actuator device including piezoelectric elements which are displaceably provided on a substrate. Each piezoelectric element is formed of a lower electrode, a piezoelectric layer and an upper electrode. In the actuator device, longitudinal end portions of the upper electrode define longitudinal end portions of a piezoelectric active... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080012910 - Piezoelectric element, ink jet head and producing method for piezoelectric element: A piezoelectric element comprises a piezoelectric film disposed on a substrate and a pair of electrodes disposed in contact with the piezoelectric film and utilizing a bending mode. The piezoelectric film includes domains constituted of a tetragonal crystal and including an a-domain which is formed by a crystal having a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080012916 - Solid ink stick with reliably encoded data: An ink stick for use in a phase change ink imaging device is provided. The ink stick comprises an ink stick body configured to fit within an ink loader of the imaging device. At least one coded sensor feature is formed in the exterior surface of the ink stick body.... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20080012885 - Ink container: An ink container includes an ink accommodation chamber for directly accommodating ink; a sensor portion for detecting a remaining amount of the ink in said ink accommodation chamber, wherein ambient air is introduced from an outside of said ink accommodation chamber into the ink in accordance with supplying the ink... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080012886 - Liquid discharge cartridge and liquid discharge apparatus: A head cartridge has a print head which discharges ink, and an ink tank which contains ink which is supplied to the print head. A sensor which detects residual ink amount in the ink tank is provided in the ink tank. The print head includes a detection circuit which detects... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080012887 - Image forming method and image forming apparatus: The image forming method for forming a desired image on a recording medium, includes the steps of: applying a first liquid on the recording medium, the first liquid containing no coloring material and having a dynamic surface tension at a surface age of 0.1 seconds measured at 25° C. of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080012889 - Liquid ejection apparatus and liquid ejection method: The invention achieves efficient use of generation circuits of drive signals COM. The invention provides a liquid ejection method that includes: causing a certain drive signal generation unit to generate a first drive signal and a second drive signal; causing another drive signal generation unit to generate a first drive... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080012888 - Liquid ejection head control method and liquid ejection head control apparatus: The negative influence of noise is reduced. A liquid ejection head control method involves (A) simultaneously generating a first drive signal and a second drive signal in a particular period, (B) generating a plurality of first timing pulses and a plurality of second timing pulses, and (C) causing an operation... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080012890 - Inkjet printer unit utilizing image reading unit for printed media collection: An inkjet printer unit is provided having a printhead assembly for printing onto media, a first media support for supporting the media for printing and a body incorporating the printhead and the first media support. The body is arranged to removably receive an image reading unit having a surface defining... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080012896 - Ink jet recording apparatus: An ink jet recording apparatus for effecting recording on a recording material by ejecting ink from an array of ejection outlets provided in an ejection side surface of a recording head, includes a cleaning mechanism, including an absorbing member for absorbing and removing the ink deposited on the ejection side... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080012897 - Maintenance device for liquid ejection head: A maintenance device that is mounted in a printer, which has a recording head including nozzles ejecting ink, and maintains the recording head is provided. The maintenance device includes a plurality of wipers capable of wiping a nozzle forming surface of the recording head, an electric motor that drives each... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080012898 - Ink jet recording head: An ink jet head movable in a main scan direction includes first and second groups of ejection outlet arrays disposed on either side of a common liquid chamber and including plural ejection outlet arrays. In the first group, amounts of liquid ejected from outlets of first and second ejection outlet... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080012900 - Flexible printhead assembly with resiliently flexible adhesive: The present invention relates to a page-width printhead assembly for an inkjet printer. The printhead assembly includes an ink distribution unit. The ink distribution unit includes an ink distribution manifold which defines a plurality of ink inlet passages, and a printhead carrier defining an elongate printhead channel. A resiliently flexible... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080012899 - Inkjet printhead assembly with printhead segment cradle member: An inkjet printhead assembly includes an elongate ink supply body. The body defines a plurality of ink supply channels. An elongate cradle defines a plurality of rows of apertures and can be fast with the body so that ink within the ink supply channels can pass through respective rows. A... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080012902 - Stackable printer module for effecting double-sided printing: A printer module includes a housing surrounding a frame. The housing defines footing holes. A print engine is housed within the housing. The print engine includes a pair of opposed print head assemblies for enabling double-sided printing on print media to be effected. Feet extend from the housing and are... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080012901 - Stackable printer module with two pairs of printheads: A printer module includes a housing. The housing surrounds a frame and defines footing holes. A print engine is housed within the housing and includes a pair of opposed print head assemblies for enabling double-sided printing on print media to be effected. Each printhead assembly includes a print media engaging... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080012903 - Inkjet nozzle incorporating serpentine actuator: A nozzle is provided for an inkjet printer. The nozzle includes a roof layer which defines a nozzle port through which ink can be ejected. An endless substrate layer is fast with the roof layer and defines a nozzle chamber wall which tapers inwardly toward the nozzle port. An actuator... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080012905 - Inkjet printhead integrated circuit with work transmitting structures: An inkjet printhead integrated circuit has a substrate. A drive circuitry layer is positioned on the substrate. The substrate and the drive circuitry layer define a plurality of ink inlet channels. Nozzle chamber walls and roofs spanning the nozzle chamber walls are positioned on the substrate to define nozzle chambers... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080012904 - Printhead tile having thermal bend ink ejection actuator: A printhead tile is provided having a printhead integrated circuit and adjacent channel, upper, middle and lower layers. Each integrated circuit incorporates ink ejection nozzles which each have an ink chamber and a thermal bend actuator beam which thermally expands to cause ejection of ink from the chamber. The channel... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080012909 - Manufacturing method for piezoelectric body, piezoelectric element, and liquid discharge head: A method of manufacturing a piezoelectric body, formed from a film made of an ABO3 perovskite oxide crystal epitaxially grown on a substrate, comprises forming a film containing an AOx crystal by using an oxide containing an A element and a B element by heating the substrate to a temperature... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080012908 - Piezoelectric element, manufacturing method for piezoelectric body, and liquid jet head: A piezoelectric element comprises a piezoelectric body including a film made of an ABO3 perovskite oxide crystal epitaxially grown above a substrate, and a pair of electrode layers provided to the piezoelectric body, wherein the piezoelectric body has a porous region on a side opposite to a side of the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080012911 - Actuator device, liquid-jet head and liquid-jet apparatus: Disclosed is an actuator device which includes a vibration plate and a piezoelectric element. The vibration plate includes an elastic film which is made of silicon oxide (SiO2) and which is formed on a substrate while the piezoelectric element is formed on the vibration plate and including a lower electrode,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080012912 - System for aligning a charge tunnel of an ink jet printer: A system and method of aligning a charge tunnel of a continuous inkjet printer with a drop generator and a catcher, wherein the charge tunnel passes through an outer wall of a charge tunnel unit, including adjusting a linear position of the charge tunnel unit, and adjusting a rotary position... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20080012913 - Printhead and ink supply arrangement suitable for utilization in a print on demand camera system: A printhead and ink supply arrangement suitable for utilization in a print on demand camera system includes a housing. A baffle unit is encased in the housing and, together with the housing, defines a number of ink storage chambers. The baffle unit is configured to inhibit ink acceleration as a... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080012914 - Liquid storage container: [Solving Means] A liquid storage container 1 includes liquid storage chambers 370 and 430 from which liquid is guided to a liquid-supplying unit 50 through a liquid guide path and a liquid remaining-amount sensor 31 for detecting the presence/absence of the liquid on the basis of variation in residual vibration... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080012915 - Liquid storage container: [Solving Means] A cartridge main body 10 includes an upper ink storage chamber 370, a lower ink storage chamber 390, and a buffer chamber 430. The upper ink storage chamber 370 and the lower ink storage chamber 390 are connected to each other with an ink guide path 380 which... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080012917 - Method of printing an image on the side of publication: An automated method of printing discernable images or letters on the sides of publications or other bound soft cover printed media. The process affords the ability to print subsequent images on pre-printed publications that can provide selective advertising or other information in a visible way. In a preferred embodiment the... Agent: Berenato, White & Stavish, LLC

20080012919 - Printing apparatus and method for forming printed material: In a printing section, inks of four colors and a transparent ink are jetted onto an image formation area of a recording paper on which an image is recorded, and a transparent ink is jetted onto an adhesion area at which the recording paper is adhered to the other recording... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department

20080012918 - Actinic radiation curable ink-jet ink, and image forming method and ink-jet recording apparatus using the same: An actinic radiation curable ink-jet ink exhibiting excellent storage stability and curability, characterized by incorporating a benzimidazolone based pigment, a dispersing agent, a cationically polymerizable monomer which is an oxetane compound, a photolytically acid generating agent, and a benzimidazolone derivative.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20080012920 - Image recording apparatus: An image recording apparatus according to the present invention has a feeding unit, a conveying mechanism having at least a platen unit, an image recording unit, a maintenance mechanism, and a first discharge unit, wherein when recording an image, the maintenance mechanism is placed on the opposite side of the... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20080012921 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus stably conveys a recording medium, and includes a conveyance roller, a driven roller, a conveyance belt, an image forming unit and a pressing member. The conveyance belt is rotated by the conveyance roller while supported by the conveyance roller and the driven roller, and is configured... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20080012922 - Apparatus for printing labels: Apparatus for printing labels comprising a printing unit 2 and a feed device 1 in which the respective label is fed to the printing unit, wherein the feed device 1 has an intake device 3 which draws in an introduced label and moves it to the printing unit 2, wherein... Agent: Jonathan A. Platt Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar

20080012923 - Printer incorporating a print roll unit supplying ink to a baffled ink supply unit: A printer includes a print roll unit. The print roll unit includes a former in which ink can be stored and print media rolled around the former. The printer further includes a platen and an ink supply unit between which the print media passes during printing. The ink supply unit... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080012924 - Printing apparatus and printing method: There are provided a printing apparatus and printing method capable of achieving high-quality printing by fine ink droplets, and collecting unwanted ink droplets. According to the method, ink droplets discharged from a printhead are negatively charged by the negative ions in printing. A printing medium is charged positively opposite to... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080012925 - Line head and image forming device using the same: A line head, includes a light-emitting element row, having a plurality of light-emitting elements arranged in a first direction; a plurality of feeding portions; a first power supply line for power supply, connected to a first feeding portion for a power supply of the feeding portions; and a second power... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20080012926 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming apparatus uses toner that is given color-generation information and a color-generation state or a non-color-generation state of the toner is controlled, and includes an image carrier, a unit that forms toner image on the image carrier, an intermediate transfer medium that the toner image formed on the... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20080012927 - Image-heating device with a first heating member and an adjustable second heating member: An image-heating device has a detector for detecting the state of a recording medium at a position between a first fixing unit and a second fixing unit along a conveying path of the recording medium and a controller for controlling a fixing condition of the second fixing unit on the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080012928 - Producing standard format and wide-format prints with efficient donor material use: Standard format images having a length L in a print direction and wide-format images having a length greater than 2L in the print direction can be selectively printed from the same set of donor patches. At least one print order is received at a thermal printer requesting the printing of... Agent: Mark G. Bocchetti Patent Legal Staff

20080012930 - Azo dye, colored composition, heat-sensitive transfer recording ink sheet, heat-sensitive transfer recording method, color toner, inkjet ink and color filter: a

20080012929 - Azo dye, heat-sensitive transfer recording ink sheet, heat-sensitive transfer recording method, color toner, inkjet ink and color filter: wherein R1 represents an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms; and R2 to R6 each independently represents a hydrogen atom or a substituents, and an ink sheet for heat-sensitive transfer recording, a heat-sensitive transfer recording method, a color toner, an inkjet ink, and a color filter, each utilizes... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080012931 - Vacuum hold down system: A hold down apparatus for use in a hardcopy device (20) comprising a first surface adapted to support a sheet of print media (74) thereon and a vacuum guide arranged to support a partial vacuum, the first surface having a plurality of apertures therein in fluid communication with the vacuum... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20080012932 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus to form a color image by using a plurality of laser units, each simultaneously scanning a plurality of scanning lines in a main scanning direction to write with laser beams emitted from a plurality of laser light sources. The apparatus includes: a control unit to control... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20080012933 - Pixel clock and pulse-modulation-signal generating device, optical scanner, and image forming apparatus: A pixel clock and pulse-modulation-signal generating device includes a high-frequency-clock generating unit that generates a high-frequency clock; a modulation-data generating unit that generates, based on pixel control data that specifies a pixel length and image data, phase data that indicates a transition timing of a pixel clock and modulation data... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080012934 - Three-dimensional recording and reproducing apparatus: A recording medium including a plurality of recording layers, including: an optional first recording layer on which a light spot at a diffraction limit is formed; and a second recording layer on which a mark string pattern is formed, said second recording layer being different from said first recording layer,... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

  
01/10/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing

20080007577 - Method for detecting printing material amounts in printing material container attached to printer: The amount of ink is determined using both a first vibration frequency VF1 that is measured when a driving signal DS1 of a first frequency is provided to a sensor, and a second vibration frequency VF2 that is measured when a driving signal DS2 of a second frequency F2, which... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080007578 - Liquid container and recording apparatus: A liquid container includes a communicating means capable of non-contact communication with an external sending and receiving portion; storing means for storing data; wherein the storing means includes a rewritable region from which the data is readable and in which the data is rewritable and a writing-prevented region in which... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080007579 - Liquid supply apparatus, image forming apparatus and liquid supply method: The liquid supply apparatus has: a main tank which stores liquid; a sub tank which is disposed vertically above a recording head configured to eject the liquid and which is not connected to atmosphere, the sub tank being composed of a deformable member so that a volume of the sub... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080007581 - Method of manufacturing an optical device, a method of manufacturing a color filter and a method of manufacturing an organic electroluminescence device: Discharging stability and resolution power between a specified pixel and a pixel of an identical color adjacent with the specified pixel forming a stripe pattern of an optical device constituting by arranging plural elongate pixels on a substrate by using an ink jet printing apparatus are intended to be improved,... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20080007583 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method and computer-readable medium for storing program therefor: An image forming apparatus includes an input unit that inputs an image forming job, a raster image generating unit, a transport path, a plurality of image forming engines, a calculating unit that calculates the displacement amount between the formation position of the pattern formed by each image forming engine and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20080007585 - On-paper preliminary ejection method, printer, and printer driver: An information processing device that generates image data to be printed or a printer that receives this image data analyzes the image data to be printed to detect a low-lightness area as a preliminary ejection target area where the ink of a particular low-lightness color, included in the image to... Agent: Patenttm.us

20080007587 - Image forming apparatus: A disclosed image forming apparatus for forming an image on a recording medium includes an inkjet head having a nozzle surface and inkjet nozzles on the nozzle surface and configured to jet ink droplets from the inkjet nozzles; a recording medium conveying mechanism including a recording medium conveyor and configured... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20080007590 - Inkjet printer having nozzle capping mechanism and ink priming method using the nozzle capping mechanism: An inkjet printer structure having an improved capping mechanism to smoothly fill inks from ink packs into empty flow channels, and a method of ink priming. The method of ink priming includes mounting a cartridge in which flow channels connected to nozzles are empty on an inkjet printer main body,... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20080007594 - Nozzle plate for inkjet head and method of manufacturing the nozzle plate: A nozzle plate for an inkjet head and a method of manufacturing the nozzle plate includes a silicon substrate having a nozzle, a thermally oxidized silicon layer formed on an outer surface of the silicon substrate and an inner wall of the nozzle, an adhesion layer deposited on the thermally... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20080007595 - Methods of etching polymeric materials suitable for making micro-fluid ejection heads and micro-fluid ejection heads relating thereto: A micro-fluid ejection head structure, methods for making micro-fluid ejection head structures, and methods for etching polymeric nozzle plates. One such micro-fluid ejection head structuring includes a substrate having a plurality of fluid ejection actuators. A thick film layer is attached adjacent the substrate. The thick film layer has a... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20080007598 - Piezoelectric inkjet printhead: A piezoelectric inkjet printhead that includes a flow channel plate; an ink flow channel that is formed in the flow channel plate and includes an ink inlet through which ink enters, a plurality of pressure chambers to which ink to be ejected is filled, a manifold which is a path... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20080007602 - Ink cartridge: An ink cartridge includes a body divided into an ink chamber into which ink is filled and a collecting chamber collecting excess remaining ink after ink is ejected, an ink supply unit formed on a lower portion of the body to receive the ink from the ink chamber and to... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20080007601 - Ink reservoir for inkjet printhead: An ink reservoir (1) for maintaining ink (10) at a negative pressure by using the suction provided the printhead and then regulating the negative pressure with a pressure regulator (16) that allows air into cartridge at a specified pressure difference. The pressure regulator may be a porous member such as... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080007604 - Ink circulation apparatus and inkjet printer including the same: An inkjet printer includes an ink tank to store ink, an auxiliary tank having an ink chamber through which the ink circulates with the ink tank, a head having nozzles which communicate with the ink chamber and eject ink therethrough, a filter which is positioned inside the auxiliary tank and... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20080007605 - Inkjet recording apparatus and air removal method therefor: There is provides an inkjet recording apparatus comprising: an inkjet head held in a head holder; and an ink tank mounted on the head holder. The ink tank has an ink chamber, a path for communicating the chamber with atmosphere, and an exit valve to open and close the path.... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department

20080007580 - Liquid consumption apparatus and liquid consumption amount control method: The invention provides a liquid consumption apparatus to which a liquid container for containing liquid is attachable. The liquid consumption apparatus according to an embodiment of the invention includes: a liquid consumption unit that consumes the liquid contained in the liquid container; a counting unit that counts the amount of... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20080007582 - Inkjet printhead with overlapping segments and temperature sensors: An inkjet printhead has a pair of adjacent printhead segments having overlapping ink ejection nozzles, with degrees of overlap of said printhead segments corresponding with predetermined temperatures. A pair of temperature sensors is on respective printhead segments so as to provide for a measure of temperature characteristics of the printhead... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080007584 - Liquid ejection control method and liquid ejection apparatus: It is an object of the invention to achieve a liquid ejection control method and the like that allows the amount of consumed liquid to be reduced. The liquid ejection control method controls the ejection of liquid, from nozzles for ejecting liquid, onto a medium that is fed in a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080007586 - Recording apparatus and transport method: A recording apparatus of this invention includes a head; a transport mechanism that transports a medium in a transport direction with respect to the head, according to a target transport amount to be targeted; a memory that stores a plurality of correction values associated with a relative position of the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080007589 - Ink jet printer: An ink jet printer is provided with a transportation device, a first ink jet head, a second ink jet head, and a head moving device. The transportation device transports a print medium along a first direction within a predetermined plane. The first ink jet head has a first nozzle line.... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department

20080007588 - Recording liquid, recording method using the same and liquid cartridge: A recording liquid for use in recording on a recording medium is provided. The recording liquid is to be applied in form of droplets to the recording medium in the recording. The recording liquid includes: a solvent containing at least water and a water-soluble organic solvent; a coloring material soluble... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20080007592 - Apparatus having head cleaning unit for enhanced capability for cleaning liquid dispensing head: A cleaning unit for use in an inkjet recording apparatus, having an inkjet head including a nozzle face, includes a first wiping member and a second wiping member. The first wiping member slides on the nozzle face in a given direction while in contact with the nozzle face to remove... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20080007591 - Liquid ejecting apparatus and method for cleaning the same: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid ejecting head having a plurality of nozzles for ejecting a liquid drop formed at a lower face thereof, a wiping member wiping an opening portion of the nozzle, a carriage mounted with the liquid ejecting head, and moving in a horizontal direction relative... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20080007593 - Printhead-to-media spacing adjustment apparatus and method: An apparatus for adjusting the printhead-to-media spacing in an inkjet printer is disclosed. The apparatus includes a carriage rod that is fixed in position relative to a media support and a carriage for supporting at least one printhead. The carriage has a contact surface that abuts the carriage rod to... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20080007596 - Ink-jet printhead: A method of ejecting ink from a ink-jet printhead includes filling a rear end of a nozzle with ink using a capillary force, the rear end of the nozzle being surrounded by a hydrophilic layer, forming an electric field directed toward an outlet of the nozzle on a front end... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20080007597 - Micro-fluid ejecting device having embedded memory in communication with an external controller: A micro-fluid ejecting head for use in a micro-fluid ejecting apparatus includes a plurality of micro-fluid ejection devices, a plurality of driver devices for driving the plurality of micro-fluid ejection devices, and a nonvolatile programmable memory matrix. The memory matrix contains embedded programmable memory devices for storing information related to... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20080007599 - Ink jet printer with high capacity tank and associated ink refilling system: The ink jet printer comprises a printhead (22) movable in front of a printing medium (30) and provided with an ink cartridge (25) integral with it; the cartridge is filled with ink from a main, high capacity tank (35), which is connected at intervals to the cartridge (25) by means... Agent: Venable LLP

20080007600 - Ink jet printer with high capacity tank and associated ink refilling system: The ink jet printer comprises a printhead (22) movable in front of a printing medium (30) and provided with an ink cartridge (25) integral with it; the cartridge is filled with ink from a main, high capacity tank (35), which is connected at intervals to the cartridge (25) by means... Agent: Venable LLP

20080007603 - Ink cartridge: An ink cartridge is detachably mounted on a cartridge holder. At least one first reflector is provided in the cartridge holder. A reflective-type optical sensor includes a light emitter and a light receiver. The optical sensor is operable to form an optical path originated from the light emitter to the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20080007606 - Ink jet ink, ink jet recording method, ink cartridge, ink set and image forming method:

20080007607 - Alignment mechanism for a printhead module: An alignment mechanism for a printhead includes a support frame into which there is formed a printhead module mounting plate. The mounting plate is coupled to a lever at one side of the lever's fulcrum point. A grub screw is captured by a portion of the mounting frame and rotatably... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080007608 - Ball grid array (bga) connection system and related method and ball socket: A ball grid array (BGA) connection system includes an integrated circuit (IC) package that includes a plurality of conductive balls forming a ball grid array (BGA) arranged in a matrix pattern. A printed circuit board (PCB) includes a plurality of ball sockets arranged in a corresponding matrix pattern. Each ball... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20080007609 - Image development methods, hard imaging devices, and image members: Image development methods, hard imaging devices, and image members are described. According to one embodiment, an image development method includes providing an image member comprising a surface having different portions of different electrical conductivities, wherein one of the portions defines an imaging pattern of an image, providing a development agent... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20080007610 - Heat developing apparatus and heat developing method: A heat developing system and a heat developing method in which occurrence of uneven density due to creasing of a sheet film can be suppressed even if quick processing is performed with heating time of 10 sec. or shorter. The heat developing system includes a means for heating the sheet... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20080007611 - Laser printer with reduced banding artifacts: A laser scanning assembly generates a laser beam and scans the laser beam through a plurality of scan lines to form desired dots. Each scan line is positioned to overlap an adjacent scan line and each dot includes a plurality of segments. The scanning assembly scans the laser beam through... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/marvell

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