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Incremental printing of symbolic information February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/09

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02/26/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090051715 - Segmented receiver table and throw distance calibration for a digital printer: A receiver table (1) is provided for holding a receiver in a digital printer using a shuttle (2) carrying the printheads (3), e.g. an ink-jet printer, which is divided in small table segments (5) of which height and orientation can be adjusted. By adjusting the segments (5) the table (1)... Agent: Agfa C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090051717 - Ejection condition adjustment apparatus, droplet ejecting apparatus, and ejection condition adjustment method and program: An ejection condition adjustment apparatus includes a unit configured to set, in a case where a large head to be driven includes a plurality of small heads each having a number of orifices and the small heads are disposed adjacent to one another on the large head such that regions... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman

20090051716 - Method for controlling communication between multiple access ports in a microfluidic device: A method is provided of controlling communication between multiple ports in a microfluidic device. The method includes the step of providing a channel network in a microfluidic device. The channel network including a first channel having a first input port and an output port. The first channel is filled with... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.

20090051718 - Method for forming dots, method for forming identification code, and liquid ejection apparatus: An acceptable duration is defined as the time necessary for allowing the diameter of a microdroplet that has reached the substrate to become a maximum acceptable droplet diameter. A scanning speed is set in such a manner that the microdroplet that has been received by the substrate reaches a radiating... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090051719 - Maintenance method for discharging head, maintenance device for discharging head, droplet discharging apparatus, discharging head, and computer program: A maintenance method is provided for a discharging head in which multiple discharging portions are arranged in line. The maintenance method includes the steps of performing an operation of continuously discharging droplets from one discharging portion or a plurality of unadjacent discharging portions, and repeating the operation for one discharging... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman

20090051720 - Image recording apparatus: An image recording apparatus according to an aspect of the invention comprises a first roller pair disposed downstream of a recording unit; a second roller pair disposed downstream of the first roller pair; an inversion guide portion that connects a downstream portion of a conveying path positioned downstream of the... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090051721 - Inkjet printing apparatus and inkjet printing method: After a first scan in a forward direction, conveying corresponding to one nozzle block is performed, and then in a second scan in a backward direction, printing of a “printing area 1,” which is a unit area, is completed. Then after completion of printing of the unit area, conveying corresponding... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090051722 - Image forming apparatus and method for controlling ink ejection: An image forming apparatus includes an inkjet head, a first tank and a second tank, a first flow path, a second flow path, a third flow path, and a negative pressure control mechanism that controls negative pressure in the first tank and the second tank. The negative pressure control mechanism... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090051723 - Liquid transporting apparatus: An ink transporting head includes a head main body in which, an ink channel is formed, a transporting electrode which is arranged on an inner surface of the ink channel, an insulating layer which is arranged on the inner surface of the ink channel to cover the transporting electrode, and... Agent: Eugene Ledonne, Esq. Reed Smith LLP

20090051724 - Head array unit and image forming apparatus: A head array unit includes a plurality of liquid discharging heads configured to discharge liquid and a head supporter configured to support the plurality of liquid discharging heads. The head supporter includes a plurality of liquid inlets, a channel system, and at least two ports. The plurality of liquid inlets... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20090051725 - Ink-jet printing apparatus, control method therefor, program, and storage medium: An object of this invention is to prevent prolongation of the time taken for a suction recovery operation while suppressing wasteful consumption of ink in the suction recovery operation. An ink-jet printing apparatus includes a plurality of caps which, when a plurality of nozzles of an ink-jet head are divided... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090051726 - Digital colour photograph printer: The present invention relates to a printer for printing digital colour photographs. The printer includes a printhead cartridge housing an ink ejection printhead and an ink supply configured to supply ink to the printhead. A cradle unit defines a support bay in which the printhead cartridge can be fitted in... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090051727 - Liquid ejecting apparatus: There is disclosed a liquid ejecting apparatus including a liquid ejecting head having a nozzle from which a droplet of a liquid is ejected, a liquid supply passage connected with the liquid ejecting head and supplying the liquid to the liquid ejecting head, a gas discharge passage connected with the... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090051728 - Maintenance device for liquid ejection head and liquid ejection apparatus: A maintenance device for doing maintenance of an inkjet type recording apparatus having a recording head is provided. The maintenance device includes a selecting portion. The selecting portion has a plurality of movable bodies each corresponding to one of nozzle groups of the recording head. Each movable body is driven... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090051729 - Liquid ejection apparatus: An inkjet type printer having a recording head is disclosed. The printer includes a cap and a raising and lowering unit. The raising and lowering unit moves the cap between a sealing position at which the cap contacts the recording head and a retreat position at which the cap is... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090051730 - Discharge surface cleaning device for liquid discharge head: A discharge surface cleaning device for a liquid discharge head includes a wiping member, a washing liquid discharge device, and one or more absorbing members. The wiping member cleans the discharge surface by moving relative to the discharge surface while in contact with the discharge surface. The washing liquid discharge... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090051732 - Inkjet recording apparatus, method of cleaning a recording head, and a computer readable medium encoding the method: An inkjet recording apparatus, method and computer readable medium are provided. The inkjet recording apparatus includes a recording head comprising a nozzle formation surface having a plurality of ink discharging nozzles formed thereon; a wiper which has elasticity and wipes the nozzle formation surface by pressingly contacting against the nozzle... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090051731 - Maintenance device for liquid ejection head and liquid ejection apparatus: A maintenance device for use in a liquid ejection apparatus including a liquid ejection head is disclosed. The maintenance device maintains the liquid ejection head and includes a cap, wiper, and head guide portion. The cap is movable between a capping position, in which the cap contacts the liquid ejection... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090051733 - Efficient image array micro electromechanical system (mems)jet: An imaging array and method of forming an imaging array includes a plurality of staggered imaging dies formed as a row of alternating open spaces and imaging dies. A plurality of driver dies can be adaptively arranged in the open spaces formed by the staggered imaging dies. The use of... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group, LLP (cust. No. W/xerox)

20090051734 - Imaging method and inkjet recording apparatus: An imaging method is disclosed for realizing full color printing using an ink head configured to discharge black ink and a plurality of color inks. The imaging method involves printing a monochrome image portion by printing a plurality of first rasters using black ink and an arbitrary number of the... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20090051735 - Liquid droplet flight device and image forming apparatus: A liquid droplet flight device is provided that moves an ink or the like using a comparatively low voltage and stably causes flight of even a high viscosity ink or the like. When causing droplets of a liquid inside a liquid retaining section to fly onto a medium transported between... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090051736 - Liquid droplet transport apparatus: A liquid droplet transport apparatus, which is provided on a nozzle plate of an ink-jet head, comprises a first electrode and a second electrode which are arranged on a lower surface of the nozzle plate, a driver which applies electric potentials to the first electrode and the second electrode respectively,... Agent: Eugene Ledonne, Esq. Reed Smith LLP

20090051737 - Liquid ejecting head and liquid ejecting apparatus: There is provided a liquid ejecting head including an piezoelectric element unit equipped with internal electrodes respectively constituting two poles are alternatively laminated to sandwich a piezoelectric material layer, the piezoelectric element unit having an external connecting portion connected to each of the internal electrodes of each pole on an... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090051739 - Liquid delivering apparatus and method of producing the same: A liquid delivering apparatus, including a flow-passage unit including an opening and a pressure chamber which accommodates liquid and which communicates with the opening; an oscillating plate which partially defines the pressure chamber; a piezoelectric material layer which is one of directly and indirectly stacked on the oscillating plate and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090051738 - Membrane stiffener for electrostatic inkjet actuator: An apparatus has an electrode plate having an array of electrodes, a flexible membrane separated from the electrode plate by a gap, the membrane having localized regions corresponding to electrodes in the array of electrodes, and each localized region having a stiffener. A print head has an ink reservoir, a... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C. - Xerox

20090051740 - Inkjet recording system and recording apparatus:

20090051742 - Ink delivery system and methods for improved printing: A method for controlling effects of accumulated air in a printhead assembly. The printhead assembly has at least one ink reservoir and one standpipe separated by a particle filter. The printhead assembly is fluidicly connected to at least one off-axis ink supply container by at least one tube. The method... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090051741 - Print head having extended surface elements: Embodiments include forming internal or external extended surface elements on a print-head substrate, at least in part, using a light beam.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090051744 - Printhead assembly having an encased printhead module: A printhead assembly has a casing. A printhead module is positioned in the casing. The printhead module and the casing are configured so that the printhead module is removable from the casing. The printhead module includes a fluid channel member defining a number of ink ducts along its length and... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090051743 - Printhead incorporating a static pagewidth printhead and elongate fluid channel: A printhead assembly comprises an elongate casing defining a longitudinally extending printhead channel, a static pagewidth printhead received within the printhead channel, the static pagewidth printhead comprising a plurality of printhead tiles each bearing a printhead integrated circuit, the tiles being shaped to serially engage together so that adjacent printhead... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090051745 - Liquid container, liquid supplying system and circuit board for liquid container: A liquid container detachably mountable to a recording apparatus to which a plurality of liquid containers are detachably mountable, wherein the recording apparatus includes an apparatus antenna and photoreceptor means, the liquid container includes a container antenna communicatable with the apparatus antenna without physical contact therebetween; an information storing portion... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090051746 - Printing material container, and board mounted on printing material container: A printing material container is detachably attachable to a printing apparatus having a plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The printing material container comprises a first device, a second device, and a terminal group that includes a plurality of first terminals, at least one second terminal and at least one third terminal.... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

20090051747 - Inkjet recording apparatus: An image recording apparatus of the present invention includes a conveyance mechanism having a circumferential wall. On the circumferential wall are formed suction holes which communicate an internal space inside the circumferential wall with the outside of the circumferential wall. A recording medium is placed on the outer circumferential surface... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090051748 - Substrate provided with bank and substrate provided with color pattern: An embodiment of the present invention will be disclosed below. A substrate provided with a bank, comprising: a transparent substrate, and a bank including an ink-repellent agent on the transparent substrate. A contact angle of an upper apex portion of said bank with respect to a colored ink with a... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20090051749 - Increased inkjet printed density: A method of improving the density of an inkjet image comprising the step of printing the image on an inkjet receiver having a layer of Al2O3 less than 100 nm thick deposited on the surface thereof.... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff

20090051750 - Apparatus for writing image on electronic paper: Disclosed is an apparatus for writing an image on electronic paper, the apparatus including a writing head having a plurality of pixel electrodes corresponding to a plurality of pixels forming an image, the writing head applying a voltage to the pixel electrodes according to inputted address signals and data signals;... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.

20090051751 - Image forming apparatus and control method thereof: An image forming apparatus that includes: a laser beam source; plural photoconductive members corresponding to plural colors; a modulation drive unit for performing pulse width modulation for each of colors by an image clock having a cycle of a pixel length; a single piece of polygon mirror whose reflection surfaces... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

  
02/19/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090046115 - Method and system to change printed document based on printer ink levels: A method and system in accordance with the present invention modifies a document or a section of a document to be printed, based on available ink levels in a printer. The modification process may be carried out automatically, or may be user-selected and defined, in order to maximize the quality... Agent: Ibm St-svl Sawyer Law Group LLP

20090046116 - Print architecture for driving multiple print heads: A system architecture is provided for a fixed-head mailpiece printer. The printer includes at least two laterally and longitudinally-spaced print heads for depositing ink on a face surface of a mailpiece. The print system architecture includes print application software or software program code operative to render print image data into... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc. 35 Waterview Drive

20090046117 - Systems and methods for controlling ink jet pens: A control circuit is provided for controlling ink jet pens having different numbers of internal select lines using external select lines that extend between the control circuit and the ink jet pens and that are shared by the ink jet pens. In one embodiment, the control circuit includes a register... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090046119 - Ink jet printing apparatus and ink jet printing method: An ink jet printing apparatus and an ink jet printing method are provided which are capable of minimizing image impairments caused by a bias of satellite positions even when an odd-numbered-pass bidirectional multi-pass printing is performed. To this end, in an odd-numbered-pass bidirectional printing, a mask pattern, in which print... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090046118 - Multilevel screening: A method of producing a printed output on a substrate is provided using a drop emitting device which is adapted to emit a plurality of ink quantities in response to a control signal. The method comprises the steps of receiving image data corresponding to a pixel of an image to... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090046120 - Resistance generating device and recording apparatus: There is provided a resistance generating device including a resistance generating unit disposed inside the rotation axis, the resistance generating unit having an inner ring and an outer ring, one of the inner ring and the outer ring being combined with the rotation axis and the other one of the... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090046121 - Inkjet recording apparatus: An ink non-ejection detecting circuit device for an inkjet recording apparatus is disclosed which comprises a bridge circuit including a piezoelectric head having a piezoelectric element, a first resistor connected in series to the piezoelectric head, a capacitor provided outside the piezoelectric head, and a second resistor connected in series... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.

20090046123 - Inkjet recording apparatus and method of controlling the apparatus: Wiping is performed every time when a predetermined period elapses. With the wiping performed step by step, a density of ink in liquid remaining on a discharge port surface is diluted, and becomes a predetermined density or lower. Accordingly, a condition can be maintained, in which the ink can be... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090046122 - Maintenance apparatus, liquid ejection apparatus and nozzle surface maintenance method: A maintenance apparatus for a nozzle surface in which a plurality of nozzles ejecting a liquid are formed, in an ejection head having a nozzle row in which the nozzles are aligned in a main scanning direction, has: a liquid storage member which is disposed in a position opposing the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090046124 - Ink jet printing apparatus and ink jet printing method: An ink jet printing apparatus is provided which is capable of producing an image with a good balance between image quality and printing speed, without unduly shortening a longevity of a print head, even when an odd-numbered-pass bidirectional printing is performed. To this end, during a bidirectional multi-pass printing with... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090046125 - Maintainable coplanar front face for silicon die array printhead: A full width array printhead is provided having a continuous maintainable printhead surface and method of forming the same. The printhead includes a substrate and an array of die modules mounted thereon with a front face of each die module exposed. A hardened fill material surrounds the array of die... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group, LLP (cust. No. W/xerox)

20090046126 - Printhead with droplet redirecting nozzle guard: A printhead is provided having an ejection surface having a plurality of nozzles for ejecting droplets and a nozzle guard positioned over the ejection surface and having a plurality of channels therethrough aligned with the nozzles. The channels have hydrophobic sidewalls and are radially flared with respect to the ink... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090046127 - Inkjet printhead with high nozzle area density: Inkjet printheads with high nozzle areal density are disclosed. Various structures are shown where the areal density of nozzles is greater than 200 million per square meter.... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090046128 - Fluid transfer device: Embodiments of a fluid transfer device are disclosed.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090046129 - Steering fluid jets: A printer includes a printhead and a source of fluid. The printhead includes a nozzle. The fluid is under pressure sufficient to eject a column of the fluid through the nozzle. The fluid has a temperature. An asymmetric thermal modulator is associated with the nozzle and includes a structure that... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff

20090046130 - Electrostatic actuator and fabrication method: In one embodiment a method of making an electrostatic actuator includes: forming a first conductor over a first substrate to form a first structure; forming a flexible second conductor over a second substrate to form a second structure; forming an etch stop over the first conductor as part of the... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090046131 - Fuel rail ink delivery: A print head has an array of jets to transfer ink from the print head to a printing substrate, at least one ink supply rail to provide ink, and at least one injector to deliver ink from the ink supply rail to the print head. A printer has at least... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C. - Xerox

20090046132 - Ink supply device in inkjet recorder: Accordingly, an ink furnishing unit in an ink jet recorder is provided, which comprises a back pressure tank 15 connected to a nozzle head 2 via an ink supply passage, a main tank 9 connected to the back pressure tank via a main supply passage 16 provided with a main... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20090046133 - Ink supply cartridge for a printhead assembly: Provided is an ink supply cartridge for a printhead assembly having a printhead integrated circuit (IC) and a guide assembly for guiding ink to the IC. The ink supply cartridge includes a first U-shaped top portion defining side walls, and a second base portion for complementarily receiving the first portion... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090046134 - Phase change ink compositions: A phase change ink composition comprising (a) at least one curable monomer or prepolymer, (b) at least one gellant, (c) at least one hyperbranched polymer comprising at least one photoinitiating moiety, (d) a colorant, (e) optionally, a reactive oligomer; and (f) optionally, at least one low molecular weight photo initiator.... Agent: Marylou J. Lavoie, Esq. LLC

20090046135 - Printer: In a printer, an image is formed by discharging a light curing type ink from a recording head on a recording medium and irradiating light from a light emission unit so as to harden the ink. The printer comprises a short arc type discharge lamp in which a pair of... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090046136 - Printer cartridge unifying thermal ribbon and transfer medium and thermal transfer printer employing the same: A thermal transfer printer having simpler structure, occupying less installation space, and enhancing the user convenience. The thermal transfer printer includes a cartridge having print paper wound in a roll, a capstan roller for conveying the print paper by applying frictional force on the print paper, a printing head for... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090046137 - Image forming apparatus: Described herein is a light source apparatus in which wasteful cost increases can be suppressed during the manufacture of various types of light source apparatuses and replacement of a broken light source can be performed at low cost, a recording apparatus using the light source apparatus, and an image forming... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

  
02/12/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090040248 - Inkjet recording apparatus: An inkjet recording apparatus comprises a main body, a print head, and a cable. The main body includes an ink container for storing ink, an ink supply pump for supplying the ink, and an operation control section. The print head includes a nozzle for expelling the ink supplied from the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090040251 - Display control method and apparatus for printer: A multifunction machine includes cartridge accommodation portions provided at different positions. Each of the accommodation portions accommodates multiple ink cartridges. If the ink remaining amount of at least one of the cartridges is smaller than a threshold value, a display control section determines that the cartridge requires replacement and operates... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090040249 - Ink circulation system for inkjet printing: An ink circulation system for use in an inkjet printing apparatus includes an inkjet printhead, a supply subtank for containing a supply of ink for the inkjet printhead and a return subtank for containing a surplus of ink not used by the inkjet printhead. The supply subtank is coupled with... Agent: Agfa C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090040250 - Inkjet recording apparatus and head maintenance method: An inkjet recording apparatus includes an inkjet head, a tank in which liquid to be supplied to the inkjet head is retained, and a flow path for connecting the inkjet head and the tank to each other. The inkjet head includes a head main body, liquid chambers which are built... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090040252 - Recording apparatus and recovery method: A recording apparatus includes recording heads mounted in a carriage which can move in a direction vertical to a main surface of a recording medium, a guide rail which guides movement of the carriage, and a recovery unit which recovers recording characteristics. The carriage has a regulating section which regulates... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090040253 - Liquid material discharge control method and droplet discharge device: In a liquid material discharge control method, timing signals generated periodically are used to control discharge timing for discharging a liquid material from a plurality of nozzles onto a workpiece during a scan in which the nozzles and the workpiece are moved relative to each other. The liquid material discharge... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20090040255 - Inkjet printer and inkjet printing method: An image having high quality is output, in which density unevenness due to a deflection in an ejecting direction is reduced, in an inkjet printer for forming an image by ejecting small droplets at a high frequency and high density. Thereby, in a mask pattern employed for multi-pass printing, a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090040254 - Liquid-droplet ejecting apparatus: A liquid-droplet ejecting apparatus, including: a plurality of liquid-droplet ejecting heads; a plurality of liquid storage chambers respectively communicating with the liquid-droplet ejecting heads and respectively storing liquids to be respectively supplied to the liquid-droplet ejecting heads; a plurality of liquid tanks respectively accommodating the liquids to be respectively supplied... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090040256 - Printing apparatus and calibration method: A printing apparatus and a calibration method are provided which, by using a small-capacity memory, can perform a high-speed calibration processing on data used to eject ink of the same color from a plurality of nozzle arrays. By ejecting ink of the same color from the plurality of nozzle arrays,... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090040259 - Inkjet image forming apparatus: An inkjet image forming apparatus includes a stabilization circuit to stabilize operations of a thermal shutdown circuit simultaneously restricting noise induced in a thermal shutdown circuit. The stabilization circuit includes a pair of PMOSFETs. The PMOSFETs are connected between a power-supply signal of the thermal shutdown circuit and a ground... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090040258 - Inkjet image forming apparatus and method of controlling the same: A plurality of temperature sensors is provided adjacent to a plurality of nozzles formed in a print head. The temperature sensors are operated according to address information to select the sensor to measure the temperatures of the nozzles. The measured temperatures are compared with a reference temperature such that a... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090040257 - Inkjet printheads with warming circuits: A thermal inkjet apparatus includes a printhead body, nozzles, ink cavities and ink supply lines. Heater resistors are in the cavities and a firing circuit is connected to provide firing pulses to the heater resistor and nucleate the ink so that it fires ink out of the nozzles. Each heater... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20090040260 - Disabling a nozzle: Embodiments of nozzle disable systems and methods are disclosed.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090040263 - Printing position alignment method and printing apparatus: Multiple alignment patterns, each composed of first and second alignment pattern elements printed by forward and backward movements of a print head, respectively, are formed while the relative printing positions of the two elements are shifted. From optical characteristics data thereof, whether the data is influenced by a disturbance is... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090040262 - Remaining amount detection sensor and ink-jet printer using the same: Provided is a remaining amount detection sensor (4) which is disposed outside a sub-tank (3) to detect a remaining amount of an ink (20), including: a detection electrode (4a) disposed so as to face the sub-tank (3); a guard electrode (4b) disposed in the same plane as the detection electrode... Agent: Bruce L. Adams, Esq. Adams & Wilks

20090040264 - Substrate for ink jet printing head, ink jet printing head, ink jet printing apparatus, and method of blowing fuse element of ink jet printing head: A fuse element can be reliably blown and data that corresponds to whether or not the fuse element has been blown can be stored with high reliability. A resistor element is provided in a circuit through which an electric current flows to blow the fuse element in the ink jet... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090040261 - System and method for calibrating a printing system to compensate for sensor artifact using non-complementary illuminations of test patterns on an image substrate: A system removes a light sensor artifact from a light sensor in a printer that is used to obtain reflectance measurements from test patterns printed on an image substrate. The system includes a print head for ejecting a plurality of pixels having a first single color in a test pattern... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP

20090040265 - Ink storing box: An ink-storing box includes a container, a cover covering on the container and a lock gate. The cover defines at least one communicating hole therein. The lock gate includes a base board movable arranged between the cover and the container and a drive portion located on the base board, the... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090040266 - Liquid-discharging head and method of producing the same: A liquid-discharging head includes a substrate; a flow passage wall-forming layer bonded to the substrate so as to form a flow passage for liquid between the substrate and the flow passage wall-forming layer, the flow passage communicating with a discharge port configured to discharge the liquid; an element configured to... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090040267 - Ink-jet recording apparatus: An ink-jet recording apparatus includes a first driving source, a second driving source, and a control section. The first driving source drives a cap unit. The second driving source moves a cap and a recording head in directions different from a direction along which the cap is separated from the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090040268 - Maintenance device for liquid ejection head and liquid ejection apparatus: A maintenance device for use in a liquid ejection apparatus including a liquid ejection head with a nozzle forming surface provided with nozzle for ejecting a liquid. The maintenance device maintains the liquid ejection head and includes a wiper and an urging member. The wiper includes a wiper member formed... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090040269 - Droplet applicator: A droplet applicator (1) includes a conveying stage (11) and beams (12). The conveying stage (11) holds a substrate (50) and can reciprocate in second directions, in which the substrate is conveyed. The beams (12) are substantially parallel to first directions perpendicular to the second directions. Each beam (12) is... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090040271 - Printhead integrated circuit with high droplet ejector density: A printhead integrated circuit (IC) with a planar array of droplet ejectors, each having data distribution circuitry, a drive transistor, a printing fluid inlet, an actuator, a chamber and a nozzle, the chamber being configured to hold printing fluid adjacent the nozzle so that the drive transistor activates the actuator... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090040270 - Printhead with high nozzle pitch tranverse to print direction: An inkjet printhead with an array of nozzles for ejecting drops of printing fluid onto print media. The print media moves in a print direction relative to the printhead and the nozzles in the array are spiced apart front each other by less than 10 microns in the direction perpendicular... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090040272 - Liquid ejection head and image-forming apparatus using the same: A liquid ejection head according to the present invention includes a plurality of ejection openings arranged in a first direction and a plurality of electro-thermal transducers for ejecting liquid from the ejection openings, the liquid ejection head and a printing medium being subjected to the relative movement, wherein an arrangement... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090040273 - Liquid ejection head: The present invention provides a print head that ejects ink supplied through an ink supply port so as to prevent the size of satellites from being reduced while inhibiting an increase in resistance to an ink flow. In the print head, ink supply ports are arranged on both sides of... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090040274 - Ink-jet printing apparatus and ink cartridge therefor: An ink jet type printing apparatus in which an ink supply needle is located near one side in a direction perpendicular to the reciprocated directions of a carriage, a circuit board is mounted on a wall of an ink cartridge in the vicinity of the side on which an ink... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

20090040275 - Ink-jet printing apparatus and ink cartridge therefor: An ink jet type printing apparatus in which an ink supply needle is located near one side in a direction perpendicular to the reciprocated directions of a carriage, a circuit board is mounted on a wall of an ink cartridge in the vicinity of the side on which an ink... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

20090040276 - Printhead with heaters offset from nozzles: A thermal inkjet printhead of the roof shooter type that slightly offsets the nozzle aperture centroid from the heater element centroid to correct drop trajectory misdirection caused by vapor bubble asymmetries.... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090040277 - Inkjet image forming apparatus: An inkjet image forming apparatus includes a simulation driving circuit having the same characteristics as a driving circuit of a heater corresponding to several nozzles in a head-chip. The inkjet image forming apparatus adjusts a driving power-supply signal applied to a pre-driver to drive an nMOSFET connected to the heater... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090040278 - Printhead having low energy heater elements: A printhead is provided having a plurality of nozzles and a plurality of heater elements each for heating an ejectable liquid to cause ejection of a drop of the ejectable liquid from a respective one of the nozzles. Each heater element is configured such that the energy required to be... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090040279 - Inkjet printhead with non-uniform nozzle chamber inlets: An inkjet printhead with an array of droplet ejectors arranged in adjacent rows, each nozzle having a nozzle, a chamber for containing printing fluid and a corresponding actuator for ejecting the printing fluid through the nozzle. Each of the chambers has a respective inlet to refill the printing fluid ejected... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090040280 - Liquid ejecting head and liquid ejecting device: A liquid ejecting head having at least one heat-energy evolving element constructed in a pattern with at least one bend and that evolves heat energy to eject liquid, conductors connected to the heat evolving element and to the bend and a nozzle through which liquid is ejected associated with each... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090040281 - Device for refilling an ink cartridge for an inkjet printer: Device (10) for refilling an ink cartridge (1) for an inkjet printer, for example having a print head (16) comprising nozzles, the nozzles of the print head (16) being directly in fluid connection with an ink reservoir element arranged inside the ink cartridge (1). The device has an ink-filled container... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20090040282 - Liquid storage container and liquid ejection recording apparatus having the container mounted thereon: A reliable ink cartridge that reduce printing nonconformity even during high speed inkjet-recording with multiple nozzles by alleviating rapid external impact applied from the outside of the ink cartridge. Within a casing of an ink cartridge, a flexible bag forming an ink reservoir is accommodated. Between the surface of the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090040283 - Inkjet recording apparatus: An inkjet recording apparatus comprises a main body, a print head, and a cable. The main body includes an ink container for storing ink, an ink supply pump for supplying the ink, and an operation control section. The print head includes a nozzle for expelling the ink supplied from the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090040284 - Method for inkjet printing with light-curable ink: A method for inscribing a substrate with an inkjet printer using a light-curing ink. The method includes traversing, by the carriage, to the first end position at a first travel speed. The light-curing ink is sprayed-on along an inscription row onto the substrate using the print head during the traversing... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090040285 - Image recording apparatus: An image recording apparatus includes a sheet feeder, line-type printheads arranged in a sheet feed direction, a drive-data supplier and a feed controller. The feed controller has the sheet feeder initiate feeding a following sheet which is fed next to a preceding sheet, (i) at a first feed timing in... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090040286 - Print scheduling in handheld printers: Methods and apparatus include a handheld printer manipulated by an operator to print an image on a media. A controller correlates a location of a printhead to the image and causes printing or not, including referencing a memory of firing data for fluid firing actuators of the printhead. A position... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

  
02/05/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090033690 - Ink jet device and method for releasing a plurality of substances onto a substrate: The invention provides an ink jet device for releasing a plurality of substances onto a substrate, the device comprising at least one print head, which is positionable relative to the substrate, and which comprises at least one nozzle, provided to eject a droplet. The ink jet device is designed such... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090033692 - Method and system for dispensing liquid: A method and an apparatus for dispensing liquid are disclosed. The method includes the steps of storing one or more liquids in a thermal inkjet print head and providing a well plate having at least one well. At least one of the liquids is dispensed from the thermal inkjet print... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090033691 - System and method for adjusting ink jet uniformity based on drop mass history: A method for processing input document data uses a drop mass history for ink jets in a print head to adjust other document data processing. The method includes ejecting ink in a plurality of patterns onto an image substrate from a plurality of ink jets, each drop in a pattern... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP

20090033693 - Image forming device, ink managing method, and ink managing program: An image forming device includes an exchangeable cartridge and a subtank arranged to store an ink supplied from the cartridge. A comparing unit compares a first conductivity indicating an electric conductivity of an ink contained in the cartridge and a second conductivity indicating an electric conductivity of the ink stored... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20090033696 - Pattern forming method and droplet discharge device:

20090033694 - Printer control system and method for artifact free and borderless printing: A system and a method for improving the quality of prints using a print mask for a printer having at least one printhead with a plurality of dot forming elements arranged in complementary dot forming element groups by section to prevent artifacts by compensating for bad dot forming elements on... Agent: David A. Novais, Patent Legal Staff Eastman Kodak Company

20090033695 - Printheads: Embodiments of a printhead are disclosed.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090033697 - Printing up to edges of printing paper without platen soiling: Images are printed up to the edges of printing paper while preventing ink droplets from depositing on the platen. According to the present invention, an area R for ejecting image-forming ink droplets is specified for a region lying beyond the edges of a printing paper P. The pixels of an... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20090033698 - Head drive apparatus of ink jet printer, head driving method, and ink jet printer: With an appropriate signal transmission form, a drive pulse output circuit is mounted to an ink jet head, so that waveform distortion of an actuator drive pulse for jet of ink drops is inhibited or prevented. Modulated signal data in memory is read to output a modulated signal, which is... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090033699 - Inkjet image forming apparatus: An inkjet image forming apparatus is disclosed. A print head is provided having a plurality of head chips having nozzles arranged in at least two rows for each color. A storage unit stores position information of a head chip having a normal formed gap (which is in an integer multiple... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090033700 - Liquid droplet ejection apparatus, method of manufacturing electro-optical apparatus, and electro-optical apparatus: Provided herein is an inkjet type liquid droplet ejection apparatus which supplies functional liquid to a plurality of head units having one or more functional liquid droplet ejection heads, each of the head units is based on a supply unit, and which plots on a workpiece having: a tank unit... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090033701 - Printhead with multiple nozzles sharing single nozzle data: An inkjet printhead for use in a printer so that it can print onto a substrate at different print resolutions. The inkjet printhead has an array of nozzles, each nozzle having an ejection aperture and a corresponding actuator for ejecting printing fluid through the ejection aperture. A print engine controller... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090033702 - Altering firing order: Embodiments of altering nozzle firing order are disclosed.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090033703 - Inkjet image forming apparatus and method to control the same: An inkjet image forming apparatus and a method to control the same to correct characteristics of a plurality of print heads of the apparatus to have uniform characteristics includes a plurality of test patterns printed according to the timing of printing of dots through a row of odd nozzles and... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090033705 - Interactive printer/scanner: A printer comprises: a feed mechanism and a printhead assembly. The printhead assembly comprises: a printhead for printing a position-coding pattern onto a surface and a scanhead for scanning a pre-printed graphic image. The printer further comprises an ink supply and a processor configured for generating association data. The association... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090033706 - Measuring method and arrangement to determine the play of an ink jet cartridge pivot unit: A measuring arrangement and measurement method determine the play of a cartridge pivot unit of an inkjet printing system that has at least one stop for the cartridge pivot unit. The cartridge pivot unit is driven by a first motor via a gear train and is equipped with a first... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090033704 - Recording method and printed matter: A recording method with an ink ejected by an ink jet head, in which an ink repellent layer is formed on a surface of a nozzle plate of the ink jet head so that an opening portion for liquid ejections is established, the ink jet head being formed such that... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20090033707 - Fluid ejecting apparatus: A fluid ejecting apparatus for ejecting fluid includes a head capable of performing effective discharge during which the fluid is discharged to an object to be processed disposed at a predetermined position and capable of preliminary discharge during which the fluid is discharged separately from the effective discharge, a first... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090033708 - Method of operating an inkjet printer: A method of operating an inkjet printer having an inkjet printhead and a rotating platen is disclosed. The platen has disposed on part of the surface of the platen an ink absorbing member and a print media supporting area for supporting print media being printed on. The method includes rotating... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090033710 - Inkjet printer having an inkjet printhead and a rotating platen: An inkjet printer is disclosed. The printer has an inkjet printhead and a rotating platen. The platen has disposed on part of the surface of the platen an ink absorbing member.... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090033709 - Inkjet printing device having rotating platen: An inkjet printing device is disclosed. The inkjet printing device includes a rotating platen. The platen has disposed on part of the surface of the platen an ink absorbing member.... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090033713 - Method of operating inkjet printer: A method of operating an inkjet printer having a printhead and a rotatable platen. The platen has an ink absorbing member disposed in its outer surface. The method includes the steps of: (i) positioning the ink absorbing member adjacent the printhead; (ii) ejecting ink droplets from the printhead so that... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090033712 - Rotatable platen: A rotatable platen for use in an inkjet printing device. The platen is arranged to rotate about a rotational axis and has a functional outer surface around the rotational axis. The surface has first and second portions. The first portion is adapted to support print media during a printing operation.... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090033711 - Rotating platen: A rotating platen for an inkjet printing device is disclosed. The platen includes an ink absorbing member disposed on part of the surface of the platen.... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090033714 - Inkjet recording apparatus: An inkjet recording apparatus of the present invention includes: a drum which conveys a recording medium, a wiper extended in the axial direction of the drum, and inkjet heads aligned in the circumferential direction of the drum along the outer circumferential surface of the drum. The inkjet heads are moved... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090033716 - Method and device for ink-jet printing a moving web: A device for printing a web moving in a direction (YB), wherein ink jets print on the web a printing width across its direction (YB) of advancement while traversing a printing station. The printing station includes one or more printer heads that produce ink jets over a footprint width which... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090033715 - Printhead ic with more than 10000 nozzles in the exposure area of a photo-imaging device: A printhead integrated circuit for an inkjet printer that has a monolithic wafer substrate supporting an array of droplet ejectors for ejecting drops of printing fluid onto print media. Each droplet ejector has nozzle and an actuator for ejecting a drop of printing fluid the nozzle. The array is formed... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090033717 - Pagewidth printhead with more than 100000 nozzles: A pagewidth inkjet printhead that has an array of droplet ejectors for ejecting drops of printing fluid onto print media led passed the printhead in a media feed direction. Each drop ejector having a nozzle and an actuator for ejecting a drop of printing fluid through the nozzle. The array... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090033718 - Actuator: In one embodiment an electrostatic actuator includes: a first conductor associated with each chamber; a second conductor having a plurality of flexible first parts supported by a plurality of second parts, each flexible first part forming at least part of a wall of each chamber and each flexible first part... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090033719 - Ink jet recording head: An ink jet recording head includes an ejection outlet array including a plurality of ejection outlets; an ink flow path portion in fluid communication with said ejection outlets to supply ink to said ejection outlets; a recording element substrate provided with said ejection outlet array, said ink flow path portion... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090033720 - Printhead having efficient heater elements for small drop ejection: A printhead is provided having a plurality of nozzles and a plurality of heater elements each for heating an ejectable liquid to cause ejection of a drop of the ejectable liquid from a respective one of the nozzles. Each heater element is configured such that drops having drop volumes of... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090033721 - Inkjet printer with unit cells having suspended heater elements: Provided is an inkjet printer having a printhead with a plurality of unit cells. Each unit cell includes a wafer substrate having a layer of micro-electromechanical drive circuitry, with a dielectric layer on the drive circuitry layer, and a passivation layer on the dielectric layer, the passivation layer defining a... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090033722 - Piezoelectric actuation mechanism: Embodiments of the present disclosure are disclosed.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090033723 - Continuous ink-jet printing with jet straightness correction: A printhead includes a droplet-forming heater operable in a first state to form droplets from a fluid stream having a first volume traveling along a path direction and in a second state to form droplets from the fluid stream having a second volume traveling along the path direction. A droplet... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff

20090033724 - Fluid delivery system: Various embodiments and methods relating to delivering fluid through a standpipe and one or more slots are disclosed.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090033726 - Ink cartridges, ink supply systems, and image recording apparatus: An ink cartridge includes a case defining an ink chamber therein, in which the ink chamber is configured to store ink therein, and the case comprises a particular wall having an opening formed therethough. The ink cartridge also includes an ink supply portion configured to dispense ink from an interior... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090033725 - Liquid container: A liquid container for supplying a liquid to a liquid consuming apparatus includes: a liquid containing section that contains the liquid; a liquid supply section that supplies the liquid to the liquid consuming apparatus; a liquid flow section that connects from the liquid containing section to the liquid supply section;... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090033727 - Lateral flow device printhead with internal gutter: The invention provides an inkjet printhead comprising a lateral flow device nozzle plate, at least one ink nozzle in said plate, and an integral superstructure, containing a gutter, integral to said nozzle plate. A method of using the inkjet printhead is also disclosed.... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff

20090033728 - Ink set, ink system and method for printing an image: An ink set includes a red ink and a magenta ink. The red ink includes an effective amount of a red pigment having a predetermined red/green lambda cutoff, and the magenta ink includes an effective amount of a magenta pigment having a predetermined red/green lambda cutoff that is substantially similar... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090033729 - Ink set, ink system and method for printing an image: An ink set includes a light magenta ink and a dark magenta ink. The light magenta ink includes an effective amount of a pigment having a red/green lambda cutoff ranging from about 585 nm to about 600 nm, and reflecting at least about 14% of blue light at a wavelength... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090033731 - Inkjet printer: In an inkjet printer in which upstream and downstream output rollers engageable against their respective counter parts are disposed upstream and downstream, respectively, of a drying unit for drying printing paper after being printed, the upstream output roller is disengaged from its counter part after the disengagement between the downstream... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC

20090033730 - Printing method, printing apapratus, and printed document: The present invention relates to a printing method, a printing apparatus, and a printed document by which an ink offset can be prevented while securing a sufficient adhesion force of the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer. Ink is applied so that, when ink applied to a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer of a pressure-sensitive... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090033732 - Drum printer with continuous load-print-unload cycle: The present invention is concerned with a drum printer in which the loading and unloading of printing medium onto and off a drum of the printer is performed without interrupting or decelerating the drum rotation and the printing process... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company

20090033733 - Inkjet printer: A paper web not in use for printing is put on standby at a standby position in which the leading edge of the paper web is located upstream of a meeting point of paper conveyance paths and a closing roller bears against a margin of the paper web.... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC

20090033734 - Print engine assembly with dual motor assemblies: A print engine is provided for in an inkjet printer. The print engine includes a chassis. A print cartridge is mounted to the chassis, and includes a print roll defining a plurality of ink reservoirs and carrying a wound length of print media. A first motor assembly is mounted on... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090033735 - Electrographic apparatus for forming a latent image on an imaging surface: A charge source is used to create a latent image on an imaging surface. A volume between the charge source and the imaging surface may be pressurized while the latent image is being created.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

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