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06/25/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090160884 - Electronic apparatus: The invention relates to an electronic apparatus in which heat generation from a plurality of motors and a control circuit for controlling the motors can be suppressed without stopping operation of the motors entirely. When copy operation starts, an internal temperature of a facsimile apparatus 1 is detected by a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090160885 - Inkjet printing apparatus and inkjet printing method: Provided are an inkjet printing apparatus and an inkjet printing method in which a high-quality image free of peeling of an image face can be printed, while an amount of a treatment liquid consumed is reduced. For that purpose, a group of pigment-based inks excellent in wettability with respect to... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090160888 - Ink tank and ink jet printer: An ink tank of the foam type which is provided with a detected portion capable of exactly and surely detecting the amount of ink used by the printer or remaining in the ink tank. The ink tank includes a sub ink chamber that is disposed or formed between a main... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090160887 - Liquid droplet ejection head and image forming apparatus having the same: A liquid droplet ejection head comprises an ejector, a liquid viscosity-increase prevention structure and a liquid viscosity-increase prevention controller. The ejector includes a nozzle for ejecting a liquid droplet, a pressure chamber communicating with the nozzle through a communication path, and an actuator for applying pressure to a liquid in... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.

20090160886 - Methods and systems using printhead tank memory to determine printhead tank configuration: Methods and systems using printhead tank memory to determine printhead tank configuration are provided in accordance with embodiments of the invention. One example embodiment of the invention may include a printhead ink tank. The printhead ink tank may include a memory tag readable by a printer memory tag reader in... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20090160889 - Method and apparatus for printing on variable thickness print media: A method for printing information on a print medium, such as a mailpiece, that includes determining a thickness of the medium while it is being transported toward a print head, such as an ink jet print head, causing the distance between the top surface of the medium the print head... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc.

20090160890 - Head unit arrangement method, liquid droplet ejection apparatus, method of manufacturing electro-optic device, and electro-optic device: Provided herein is a head unit arrangement method for arranging a plurality of head units in a liquid droplet ejection device that plots an image in a matrix form with functional liquid droplets in a number n of colors by performing the number n of primary scans and a number... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090160891 - Capacitive load driving circuit and droplet ejection apparatus: A capacitive load driving circuit includes: a phase lead compensator, advancing a phase of an output signal of a filter; a series compensator, determining an error between a driving signal and an output signal of the phase lead compensator; a stabilization compensator, performing a derivative action on an output signal... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.

20090160892 - Head element substrate, recording head, and recording apparatus: A head element substrate includes receiving means for receiving data in which recording data and drive pulse width data have been multiplexed, a shift register which separates recording data from the multiplexed data, and a drive pulse width signal generation circuit which generates a drive pulse width signal by separating... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090160893 - Methods and apparatus for optimizing energy supplied to a print head heater: Methods and apparatuses for optimizing the energy supplied to a print head heater are disclosed. A resistance associated with the print head heater or actuator is determined. A range of fire pulse values is determined based at least in part on the determined resistance and a velocity optimization procedure is... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20090160894 - Hand held printer color misalignment correction: A method for correcting misalignment between a plurality of columns of color ink jetting nozzle arrays of a color printhead during printing with a hand held printer includes determining a misdirection angle of motion of the plurality of columns of color ink jetting nozzle arrays relative to a desired direction... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20090160895 - Liquid ejecting method, liquid ejecting apparatus, and storage medium having program stored thereon: A liquid ejecting method according to the present invention includes the following: varying dots that are to constitute a dot row that is to be formed with a first nozzle row and a second nozzle row, according to a usage rate of each of the first and second nozzle rows... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090160897 - Image forming apparatus and liquid removal capability setting method: An image forming apparatus including an ejection head which ejects liquid onto a recording medium to form a desired image thereon, a conveyance device which moves either the recording medium or the ejection head to move the recording medium in a conveyance direction relative to the ejection head, a first... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090160896 - Ink-jet type image-forming apparatus: An ink-jet type image-forming apparatus is provided which is improved in ink ejection performance and ink ejection reliability by retarding increase of the ink viscosity. In this apparatus, the ink in nozzles is not heated immediately before the printing (no voltage pulse is applied to the heater 152) to retard... Agent: Patenttm.us

20090160898 - Method and apparatus for controlling non-nucleating heating in a fluid ejection device: A method is described for controlling the temperature of a fluid ejection head is a fluid ejection apparatus. The fluid ejection head includes heating elements for generating fluid-nucleating heat for fluid ejection purposes and for generating non-fluid-nucleating heat (NNH) for temperature control purposes. The fluid ejection head has heating elements... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20090160899 - Printer: An inkjet printer performs printing by circulating cyan, magenta, yellow and black inks in their respective passages. The printer includes a heat exchanger which the passages enter together, and which is configured to promote the temperatures of the inks to be equal to each other.... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090160900 - Registration error detection method and inkjet iamge forming device: An inkjet image forming device records a test pattern 901 composed of plural lines running along the nozzle array, at least one end positions of the lines being shifted in increments of one unit amount, using a first line recording head 202. After that, the same test pattern as the... Agent: Patenttm.us

20090160901 - Labelling machine: A labelling machine and a method of applying information onto containers and/or labels by means of an ink jet printer which has at least one print head with at least one nozzle and in the case of which a cover can selectively be moved to a position in front of... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20090160903 - Ink receiving unit and inkjet printer including the same: An ink receiving unit for an inkjet printer includes an ink receiver and an ink removing device. The inkjet printer has an inkjet head configured to eject ink onto a first surface of a medium. The ink receiver is provided to face the inkjet head via the medium. The ink... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20090160902 - Printing apparatus: A printing apparatus for printing on a medium through which ink ejected onto the surface of the medium is allowed to seep to the back side of the medium. The printing apparatus includes an inkjet head for ejecting ink in accordance with an inkjet method, an ink receiver that is... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20090160904 - Positioning apparatus and printer using the same: A positioning apparatus and a printer using the same are provided. The positioning apparatus includes a slide rod, a carrying base, and a light detecting module. The slide rod has a plurality of positioning grooves on one side surface thereof, and the carrying base is slidingly disposed on the slide... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.

20090160905 - Liquid droplet ejecting apparatus: A liquid droplet ejecting apparatus, comprising: a plurality of liquid droplet ejecting heads arranged in parallel to each other, and the liquid droplet ejecting heads having the same liquid droplet ejectable width, and at least one of the liquid droplet ejecting heads being shifted in a widthwise direction of the... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.

20090160906 - Liquid jet head, line type liquid jet head, printer, line type printer and film forming apparatus: A liquid jet head includes: a plurality of unit heads, wherein each of the unit heads has a nozzle forming region and a plurality of nozzle apertures arranged in a first direction in the nozzle forming region, the plurality of unit heads being laminated in a manner that the nozzle... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090160907 - Liquid ejection head: A liquid ejection head including: a head main body including: a cavity unit including a passage forming base plate forming a liquid passage from a common liquid chamber to a nozzle opening via a pressure chamber; and a pressure generating source generating a change of pressure of liquid in the... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20090160908 - Semiconductor element chip, ink jet head employing semiconductor element chip, and method for bonding electrodes of semiconductor element chip: A semiconductor element substrate includes an electrode pad; a semiconductor element; and a connection heater for heating the electrode pad, wherein the connection heater is disposed in a range capable of heating the electrode pad up to a level capable of electrical connection.... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090160909 - Inkjet printer nozzle arrangement having thermal actuator with inner and outer portion of inverse profile: A nozzle arrangement for an inkjet printhead. The nozzle arrangement comprising a wafer substrate assembly defining an ink inlet channel; a static ink ejection structure extending from the substrate assembly and bounding the ink inlet channel; a pair of thermal bend actuators extending from the wafer substrate assembly on opposite... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090160910 - Inkjet printhead with heater element close to drive circuits: A printhead with drive circuitry for a heating element. At least part of the drive circuitry is positioned proximate to and within 60 microns of the heating element. Moving the drive circuitry within 60 microns of the heating element enhances the nozzle packing on the printhead substrate and improves its... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090160911 - Printhead having overlayed heater and non-heater elements: A printhead is provided having a plurality of nozzles, a plurality of chambers for holding a liquid for ejection from the nozzles, and heater and non-heater elements in contact with the liquid in the chambers. Each heater element overlays an associated non-heater element with a space therebetween. The heater elements... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090160912 - Self-cooling high nozzle density ink jet nozzle arrangement: An inkjet printhead having a high density array of micro-electromechanical nozzles arrangements. Each arrangement comprises side walls located on a wafer substrate with a roof layer deposited on said walls to define an ink chamber, the roof layer defining a nozzle aperture; an inlet defined in the substrate to supply... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090160913 - Ink jet recording head and manufacture method for the same: An ink jet recording head has sufficient and uniform ink refill for all orifices and separate flow paths even though the substrate has a high rigidity by dividing a supply port into a plurality of ports. The substrate of the ink jet recording head has a plurality of separate flow... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090160914 - Piezoelectric device, process for producing the piezoelectric device, and inkjet recording head: A process for producing a piezoelectric device constituted by a first electrode, at least one second electrode, and a piezoelectric film sandwiched between the first electrode and the at least one second electrode so that an electric field can be applied to the piezoelectric film. First, a seed layer of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090160915 - Ink supplying apparatus, inkjet printing apparatus, inkjet printing head, ink supplying method and inkjet printing method: An inkjet printing apparatus which can perform cost-down and an improvement on a print quality by simplification of an apparatus construction is realized. For realizing such an apparatus, a gas-liquid separation is achieved by the construction where air bubbles generated in an ejection portion or a reservoir can rise to... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090160916 - Air tight ink cartridge with unobstructed ink outlet: An ink cartridge that has a rigid housing. The housing has a docking face for abutting a printer such that, when installed, the docking face faces downwards. The cartridge also has an ink storage volume and an ink outlet valve for fluid communication with the printhead. The ink outlet valve... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090160918 - Ink cartridge and inkjet recording system: An ink cartridge includes a cartridge main body and a pivoting member. The cartridge main body has an ink accommodating chamber accommodating ink therein and an ink outlet outputting ink in the ink accommodating chamber toward the inkjet recording device. The pivoting member is pivotably supported by the cartridge main... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090160917 - Printer with ink cartridge for sealed connection with inlet valve prior to valve actuation: An inkjet printer with a printhead assembly and at least one replaceable ink cartridge, has an ink inlet valve on the printhead assembly for sealed connection to an outlet on the ink cartridge. The inlet valve has an inlet opening and a movable valve member biased into sealing engagement with... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090160920 - Pressure and transfix rollers for a solid ink jet printing apparatus: A printing machine for transferring a phase change ink onto a print medium includes a component for applying a phase change ink in an image, an imaging member for accepting the image and transferring the image from the imaging member to the print medium and a pressure member positioned in... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP

20090160919 - System for delivering solid ink through a feed channel having non-linear sections: A system facilitates transport of solid ink by a motorized feed drive through a feed channel in a solid ink printer. The system includes a feed channel, a motorized feed drive in at least a portion of the feed channel, a meltable ink body having a drive coupler that is... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP

20090160921 - Liquid supply device and liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid supply device includes a liquid supply path for supplying liquid from an upstream, liquid supply side toward a downstream side where the liquid is consumed. A defoaming chamber in the middle of the liquid supply path causes bubbles to escape from the liquid. A decompression chamber adjacent to... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090160922 - Solid ink stick having a feed drive coupler: A solid ink unit enables facilitates coupling of the solid ink unit to a drive mechanism. The solid ink unit includes a meltable ink body having a longitudinal axis, a coupler support extending from the meltable ink body, and an opening in the coupler support that extends along a portion... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP

20090160923 - Concentrated energy source: Apparatus for curing a substance. The apparatus includes a diode for emitting electromagnetic energy at a frequency selected to cure the substance and a culminator positioned to receive at least a portion of the electromagnet energy emitted by the diode. The culminator is selected to concentrate and intensify the received... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP

20090160924 - Contactless ink leveling method and apparatus: A method of leveling ink that is printed on a substrate includes establishing a thermal gradient across a thickness of the substrate, the thermal gradient characterized in that it is less than a viscosity threshold temperature of the ink across most of the substrate.... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C. - Xerox

20090160925 - Recording apparatus and method for heating recording medium: A recording apparatus is provided which includes recording means for ejecting liquid so that the liquid is recorded on a recording medium; transporting means for transporting the recording means relative to the recording medium; microwave irradiation means for irradiating microwaves to the recording medium; microwave reception means for receiving the... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090160926 - exposure head and an image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus, includes: a latent image carrier that moves in a first direction; an exposure head that includes a first imaging optical system, a second imaging optical system that is distanced from the first imaging optical system in the first direction, a light emitting element that emits a... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090160927 - Thermal marking system: One or more arrays of heating elements are configured with insulating regions to prevent the dissipation of heat to unintended regions of a thermochromic substrate. Methods include printing and arranging impressions on a two-sided substrate avoiding bleeding and other problems more-commonly associated with traditional two-sided thermal printing techniques. A simple... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20090160928 - Multiple-beam raster output scanner with a compensating filter: A printing system includes a multiple-beam generator array configured to generate multiple beams. A collimator lens is positioned to receive the multiple beams, and an aperture stop is located where the multiple beams are spatially coincident with each other. A scanning optical system is positioned to receive the beams from... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

  
06/18/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090153599 - Printer sensor system: A printer that provides improved image placement on documents including identification documents such as identification cards, credit and debit cards, and the like, and passports. The printer eliminates blind moves and mechanism errors to achieve repeatable image placement on the document surface with the correct horizontal image placement dimension. The... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090153600 - System and method for detecting fluid ejection volume: A fluid ejection device includes an actuator, moveable to actuate a fluid pump, an optical sensor, a flag, affixed to the actuator and positioned to block the optical sensor with motion of the actuator, and a controller, coupled to the actuator and the optical sensor. The controller is configured to... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090153602 - Printing cartridge refill method and associated cartridge refill system: A method for refilling a printing cartridge includes installing a printing cartridge in a cartridge refill system; establishing communication with a memory device associated with the printing cartridge to read cartridge data stored in the memory device; determining aspects of refilling of the printing cartridge based on at least a... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20090153603 - System and method for imaging ink supplies in a printer: A method identifies ink supplied to a printer. The method includes generating an image of an ink supply installed in a printer, comparing the image of the ink supply to a stored reference image of at least one ink supply, and activating an indicator in response to the generated image... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP

20090153601 - Systems and methods for communication of date information between an ink tank and printing device: Some or all of the needs above can be addressed by embodiments of the invention. According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for determining ink evaporation from at least one ink tank can be provided. The method can include determining a removal time associated with removal of at... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20090153605 - Double-sided printing system: A method for double-sided printing may include ejecting printing fluid from a fluid ejector to a platen configured to receive print media, the platen supporting a nonabsorbent substrate. In any sequence, a first print media side and a second print media side may be printed by ejecting printing fluid from... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090153604 - Printing device and method using the same: A printing device including a processor, a print-head, a carriage, a mask and a sensor is provided. The processor controls the operation of the printing device. The print-head fixedly configured in the printing device prints on an object. The carriage includes a fixing device for fixing the object. The carriage... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090153606 - Ink jet printing apparatus and ink jet printing method: An adverse effect of air flows occurring near the nozzle line with high print duty is reliably avoided by appropriately dividing and allocating the print data to a plurality of ink ejection nozzle lines. When the print head is scanning in a forward direction, a combination of a magenta ink... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090153607 - Liquid ejecting head and liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting head includes diffusion layers provided in areas opposing pressure generation chambers by doping impurities into a portion of a channel forming substrate, a detecting portion which detects variations in resistance values of the diffusion layers due to the deformation of vibration plates, and an adjustment portion which... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090153608 - Printer controller for modulating printhead peak power requirement using out-of-phase firing: A printer controller for supplying dot data to an inkjet printhead is provided. The printhead comprises a plurality of transversely aligned color channels. Each color channel comprises at least one nozzle row extending longitudinally along the printhead with each nozzle in a color channel ejecting the same colored ink. The... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090153609 - Transport apparatus for flat materials to be printed: A transport apparatus for flat materials to be printed includes a transport belt guided over a plurality of rollers along a centrally indented oval curve and supported on a supporting plate disposed above a supporting region of a roller carrier between a shaped partial plate and a bearing plate. A... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090153610 - Electronic apparatus, semiconductor storage device, print-recording material container, and control device: An electronic apparatus includes a plurality of semiconductor storage devices, each of which includes an access determination unit that determines whether the semiconductor storage device is accessed, an input terminal and an output terminal used for connection checking, a normally-closed switching element that electrically disconnects the input terminal from the... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090153611 - Printing apparatus and printing apparatus control method: A method of moving a cap apart from a printhead within a short period of time without damaging a printing apparatus when the cap sticks to the printhead. A cap moving unit is driven to try to move the cap apart from the printhead. When a detection unit for detecting... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090153613 - Image forming method and image forming apparatus: An inkjet recording apparatus records an image onto a recording medium by using an ink containing a coloring material, and the inkjet recording apparatus has: a first treatment agent deposition device which deposits a first treatment agent having a function of suppressing permeation of liquid into the recording medium, onto... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090153612 - Multi-application ink jet printing system: The invention relates to a method of inkjet printing comprising providing a printhead, providing a controller for the printhead, providing a base ink formulation stream, introducing at least one first enhancer into the base ink stream to form a combined ink stream, adjusting the printhead setpoints and printing the combined... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff

20090153614 - Printhead assembly comprising ink reservoir containing cleaning liquid: An inkjet printer comprising: (a) an inkjet printhead; (b) a plurality of reservoirs in fluid communication with nozzles in the printhead, at least one of the reservoirs being an ink reservoir containing printing ink, and at least one of the reservoirs being a cleaning reservoir containing a cleaning liquid for... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090153615 - Liquid ejection device: A liquid ejection device includes: a conveyance mechanism which conveys a recording medium in one direction; a plurality of liquid ejection heads each having an ejection face which has a plurality of ejection openings for ejecting liquid and faces the conveyance mechanism, the liquid ejection heads being arranged along the... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090153616 - Low profile printhead: An inkjet printhead having a housing having a top face and a bottom face, an ink ejection device and a contact circuit. The contact circuit is affixed to the housing in a substantially horizontal orientation and is in communication with the ink ejection device. The contact circuit is configured to... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20090153617 - Printhead assembly for inkjet printer: A printhead assembly for an inkjet printer includes an elongate attachment member for attachment to a main body of the printer and defining a number of ink feed tubes extending through the attachment member to be in fluid communication with an ink supply from the main body. An elongate ink... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090153618 - manufacturing method of a liquid ejecting head and a liquid ejecting apparatus with said head: Surfaces of second substrates of head members at the sides opposite to adhesion surfaces with first substrates face each other, the pair of head members is fixed to each other with a sealed space interposed between the surfaces of the second substrates at the sides opposite to the adhesion surfaces... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090153619 - Inkjet nozzle arrangement: A nozzle arrangement is provided for an inkjet printer. The nozzle arrangement includes a substrate assembly defining an outlet port through which ink can be ejected. A retainer is mounted to the substrate assembly and defines an internal coil chamber in which a coil is retained. A plunger assembly is... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090153620 - Liquid ejection head: A liquid ejection head includes a substrate having a supply port through which liquid is supplied and a plurality of energy generating elements provided along the supply port and generating energy for ejecting the liquid, a nozzle plate having nozzles provided therein in correspondence with the energy generating elements, and... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090153621 - Modular printhead assembly: A modular printhead assembly includes an elongate substrate member that defines a plurality of holes. An ink conduit is mounted longitudinally on one side of the substrate member and defines a plurality of ink holes to be in fluid communication with the ink holes defined by the elongate substrate member.... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090153622 - Ink ejection device including a silicon chip having a heater stack positioned over a corresponding power transistor: A silicon chip has a plurality of inkjetting structures. Each ink jetting structure of the plurality of ink jetting structures includes a heater stack having an electrical heater element. A power transistor is electrically connected to the electrical heater element. A planarization layer is interposed between the power transistor and... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20090153623 - Inkjet printhead and method of manufacturing the same: An inkjet printhead and a method of manufacturing the same. The inkjet printhead includes a substrate, a chamber layer to define an ink chamber on an upper portion of the substrate, and an adhesive portion to adhere to the substrate and the chamber, wherein the adhesive portion is formed of... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090153624 - Liquid ejection head and printing apparatus: The present invention provides a reliable print head with improved reliability which is inhibited from being damaged by possible cavitation in ink inside a bubbling chamber, as well as a printing apparatus using the print head. A plurality of ink supply paths through which the ink is supplied to the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090153625 - Capacitor, method of manufacturing the same, method of manufacturing ferroelectric memory device, method of manufacturing actuator, and method of manufacturing liquid jet head: A method of manufacturing a capacitor, including: forming a lower electrode on a substrate; forming a dielectric film of a ferroelectric or a piezoelectric on the lower electrode; forming an upper electrode on the dielectric film; and forming a silicon oxide film so that at least the dielectric film is... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090153626 - Dielectric film structure, piezoelectric actuator using dielectric element film structure and ink jet head: where, Cc is a count number of a peak of a (001′) face of the dielectric film in an Out-of-plane X ray diffraction measurement (here, 1′ is a natural number selected so that Cc becomes maximum); Ca is a count number of a peak of a (h′00) face of the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090153627 - Drop charge and deflection device for ink jet printing: e

20090153630 - Liquid supply device and liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid supply device includes a liquid supply path for supplying liquid from an upstream side toward a downstream side where the liquid is consumed. A negative pressure chamber communicates with a decompression chamber through a communication hole and decompresses the decompression chamber. A communication hole valve body opens and... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090153628 - Liquid supplying device and liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid supplying device includes a liquid supplying flow path that supplies a liquid from an upstream side as a liquid supplying source side toward a downstream side on which the liquid is consumed, a pump that is driven for changing the volume of a pump chamber that is a... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090153629 - Liquid supplying device and liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid supplying device includes a liquid supplying flow path for supplying liquid from an upstream side toward a downstream side on which the liquid is consumed. A pump is driven for a pumping operation in accordance with displacement of a displacement member constituting a part of an inner wall... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090153631 - Inkjet printer: An inkjet printer includes a carrier carrying a print head and is capable of sliding reciprocally along a path, an ink reservoir, a plurality of ink tubes, a holding seat and a pivot member. The reservoir supplies ink to the print head via the ink tubes. Each of plurality of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090153632 - Liquid ejecting device, printing apparatus and liquid supplying method: A liquid ejecting device is provided. A main tank stores liquid. A sub-tank includes a variable volume liquid chamber that stores the liquid supplied from the main tank. A head ejects the liquid supplied from the sub-tank. A carriage is movable to reciprocate the sub-tank and the head. A first... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090153633 - Inkjet head: An inkjet head includes a recording element substrate, on which sets of energy generating elements generating energy to discharge ink and a supply port supplying ink to discharge ports are arranged, and an orifice plate including the discharge ports. The sets include a set having a first supply port disposed... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090153634 - Printing process: The invention relates to an ink jet printing process which comprises the steps of i) applying a radiation-curable primer to a substrate to form a layer of primer, ii) ink jet printing a radiation-curable ink onto the primer layer, and iii) curing the primer and the ink, wherein the viscosity... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090153635 - Image transfer element with balanced constant force load: An image transfer mechanism includes a pressure element and a lever system. The lever system has a load attachment point with a range of position that depends on the thickness of a print medium positioned between the imaging element and the pressure element. A load mechanism includes a load connector... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP

20090153637 - Apparatus for free-spraying an inkjet printhead: An apparatus for free-spraying an inkjet printhead includes a feed table with a slot carrier which can be deflected counter to a spring force and has at least one free-spraying slot disposed opposite at least one inkjet printhead. The slot carrier is shaped in such a way that the at... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090153636 - Apparatus for pressing flat materials onto a transport module: An apparatus for pressing flat materials onto a transport module with a transport belt includes a holding carrier for pressing elements being disposed under a feed table. At least one of the pressing elements is mounted on the holding carrier with a multiplicity of individual resilient or sprung constituent parts,... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090153638 - Apparatus for changing ink cartridges: An apparatus for changing ink cartridges of a printing apparatus having a transport apparatus for flat goods, a pressing apparatus and a printing module. The transport apparatus is disposed in a stationary manner in the printing apparatus opposite a pressing apparatus which presses an item of mail onto a transport... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090153639 - Method to form latent image on overcoat layer, visualizing method of latent image, and visualizing tool employed with printer device forming latent image and visualizing method: A method of forming a latent image portion on an overcoat layer by a difference in surface brilliance, at the time of layering an overcoat layer on a thermal transfer subject sheet by a heat transfer method, includes the steps of: setting at least two types of applied energy from... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090153640 - Thermal printer: In order to prevent a platen roller and shaft bearings from accidentally coming off from notches to improve reliability of a thermal printer, Provided is a thermal printer, including: a main body frame (2); a thermal head swingably mounted to the main body frame (2); a platen roller (6) which... Agent: Bruce L. Adams, Esq Adams & Wilks

20090153641 - Light scanning apparatus, image forming apparatus equipped with such light scanning apparatus, and control method or image forming method for such image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus, includes: a latent image carrier whose surface includes an effective image region spanning across a predetermined width in a main scanning direction and is driven in a sub scanning direction approximately orthogonal to the main scanning direction; a latent image former which has a light source... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090153642 - Exposure head, a method of controlling an exposure head and an image forming apparatus: An exposure head, includes: an imaging optical system; a first light emitting element that emits a light which is to be focused by the imaging optical system; a second light emitting element that emits a light which is to be focused by the imaging optical system; a first TFT circuit... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090153643 - Image forming device and image forming method: An image forming device includes: an exposure head having a plurality of light emitting elements arranged in a first direction, a first imaging optical system adapted to image light emitted from the light emitting elements, and a second imaging optical system disposed in a second direction with respect to the... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090153644 - Optical scanning apparatus and color image forming apparatus: An optical scanning apparatus includes light source units; a deflecting unit, incident optical systems provided so as to correspond to the light source units, and at least one synchronous detection optical system that controls a timing at which the light beams form images on the surfaces to be scanned. The... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

  
06/11/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090147035 - Inspective ejection method for fluid ejection apparatus and fluid ejection apparatus implementing the method: An inspective ejection method using inspective injection data, including unit ejection data and non-ejection data, for causing fluid to be ejected from nozzle orifices of a fluid ejection apparatus. The unit ejection data is used for individually inspecting each of a group of continuous nozzle orifices of a predetermined number... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090147034 - Liquid discharge apparatus and image forming apparatus: A liquid discharge apparatus is disclosed that includes a liquid discharge head that discharges plural types of liquid droplets; a drive waveform generating unit that generates and outputs a drive waveform including a first drive signal group made up of one or more drive signals and a second drive signal... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20090147036 - Liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes: a head having a nozzle; a pressure-changing unit for changing pressure of liquid in the nozzle in such a manner that the liquid is ejected from the nozzle; a first level-data setting unit for setting a selected first level data from a plurality of first... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090147037 - Inkjet recording apparatus: An inkjet recording apparatus includes a recording head that jets photo-curable ink onto a recording medium; an irradiation device that irradiates light onto ink having landed on a surface of the recording medium K; an illumination measuring device that measures an illumination by light that is irradiated from the irradiation... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20090147038 - Method of cleaning fluid ejecting apparatus and fluid ejecting apparatus: Provided is a method of cleaning a fluid ejecting apparatus including an ejection head including a plurality of ejection nozzles for ejecting a fluid to a target and a common fluid chamber from which the fluid is supplied to the ejection nozzles, the method including: performing a preliminary discharge operation... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090147039 - Curl predicting method and liquid discharge device: A curl predicting method includes calculating liquid amount discharged to each of areas defined on a medium by a liquid discharge device for every area defined on the medium and predicting a curl state of the medium which is attributable to liquid discharged to the medium on the basis of... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090147040 - Printer and control method thereof: An inkjet printer includes an inkjet head configured to perform printing on a printing sheet by use of ink. The inkjet printer includes: a heater configured to heat the ink; a thermometer configured to measure the temperature of the ink; and a controller configured to control the amount of electric... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090147041 - Method of removing foreign particulates from pagewidth printhead: A method of removing foreign particulates from an ink ejection face of a pagewidth printhead mounted on a substrate. The substrate has a film guide positioned adjacent the printhead. The method comprises the steps of: (a) flooding the face with ink and dispersing the particulates into the flooded ink; (b)... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090147042 - Microcapping of inkjet nozzles: An inkjet printer comprising: a printhead comprising a nozzle plate having a plurality of nozzle openings defined therein, said nozzle plate comprising a first relatively hydrophilic layer and a second relatively hydrophobic layer, said second layer defining an ink ejection face for said printhead; and a capper having a planar... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090147043 - Inkjet printer comprising integrated capper and cleaner: An inkjet printer comprising: a printhead having an ink ejection face; and a capper moveable between a first position in which said capper is disengaged from said printhead and a second position in which said capper is engaged with said printhead, said capper comprising: a capper body having a perimeter... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090147044 - Pressure capping of inkjet nozzles: An inkjet printer comprising: a printhead comprising a plurality of nozzles for ejecting ink from an ink ejection face of said printhead; and a capper comprising a perimeter seal and a resiliently deformable capper body having a capping surface, said capper being moveable between a first position in which said... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090147045 - Ink jet apparatus: An ink jet recording apparatus includes a recording head having an ink ejection surface; a blade for wiping the ink ejection surface; blade cleaning means for cleaning the blade by collecting contamination liquid deposited on the blade and including at least ink; cleaning liquid supplying means for supplying, to the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090147046 - Method of unublocking nozzles in a printhead: A method of unblocking nozzles in a printhead is provided. The method comprises the steps of: (a) providing an elastically deformable pad having a contact surface for sealing engagement with an ink ejection face of the printhead; and (b) moving the pad from a first position in which the contact... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090147047 - Printer: A printer includes: a printing unit configured to transfer ink to a printing medium; a main tank configured to store unused ink; a sub tank including a bottom surface located lower than a bottom surface of the main tank and configured to receive supply of the unused ink from the... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090147048 - Tuning apparatus for a printhead: A tuning element having a second inclined plane interacts with a pushing element having a first inclined plane to accomplish adjusting the position of a printhead. The tuning element rotates relative to a printhead carrier and produces displacement in a second direction and the second inclined plane of the tuning... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090147051 - Liquid droplet ejection head and liquid droplet ejection apparatus: A liquid droplet ejection head having superior dimensional accuracy, superior chemical resistance and high reliability and being capable of printing in high quality for a long period of time, and a liquid droplet ejection apparatus provided with such a liquid droplet ejection head and therefore being capable of providing high... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090147050 - Liquid ejecting head and manufacturing dimension control method: A liquid ejecting head includes a substrate, a nozzle forming member for forming on a principal surface of the substrate a nozzle comprising a flow passage of liquid and an orifice for ejecting the liquid, and a dummy pattern. The dummy pattern has substantially the same dimension as at least... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090147049 - Nozzle plate of inkjet printhead and method of manufacturing the same: Provided are a nozzle plate of an inkjet printhead and a method of manufacturing the same. The nozzle plate includes: a substrate including a plurality of nozzles; and a plurality of first grooves formed on the surface of a substrate around the nozzles. In this structure, ink remaining on the... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090147052 - Print cartridge: An assembly includes a flexible electrical circuit and a housing having a support surface configured to receive the flexible electrical circuit. A plurality of three-dimensional impressions are symmetrically positioned across the support surface and extending below the support surface. The plurality of three-dimensional impressions are deformed when the flexible circuit... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090147053 - Liquid supply device and liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid supply device includes a liquid supply channel that supplies a liquid from an upstream side as a liquid supply source side to a downstream side, where the liquid is consumed, and a pump that pumps a part of the liquid supply channel as a pump chamber. A first... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090147054 - Liquid supply device, liquid ejecting apparatus, and liquid supply method: A liquid supply device includes a liquid supply channel that supplies a liquid from an upstream side as a liquid supply source side to a downstream side, on which the liquid is consumed, a first valve that is provided in the liquid supply channel to open and close the liquid... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090147055 - Inkjet nozzle arrangement incorporating thermal differential actuation: A nozzle arrangement for an inkjet printhead includes a wafer substrate that defines an inlet channel and incorporates CMOS layers to generate electrical drive signals. A nozzle chamber wall and a roof wall are positioned on the wafer substrate to define a nozzle chamber in fluid communication with the inlet... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090147056 - Inkjet print head: The landing precision of ink drops is improved to improve the image quality and increase the printing speed. An inkjet print head ejects ink supplied from an ink supply port from a plurality of ejection ports respectively connecting to ink paths having different flow resistances by using energy generated by... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090147057 - Liquid ejection head and printing apparatus: A liquid ejection head is provided that is adapted, when the ejection of comparatively small ink droplets by one print head is required, to not only increase a printing speed and a printing resolution but also to prevent the occurrence of cavitation. The liquid ejection head includes: nozzles, for which... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090147058 - Apparatus and method of filling ink tank: An apparatus and method of filling a tank with a fluid are provided. The method includes providing the tank including a porous media positioned therein, the tank having a length dimension and a width dimension; providing a plurality of needles, each needle having a first end connectable in fluid communication... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff

20090147060 - Liquid supply apparatus and liquid ejecting apparatus: Provided is a liquid supply apparatus including: a liquid supply path which supplies a liquid from an upstream side, which is a liquid supply source, to a downstream side in which the liquid is consumed; a defoaming chamber which is provided in the liquid supply path and defoams air bubbles... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090147061 - Pagewidth inkjet printer cartridge with a refill port: A printer cartridge for an inkjet printer comprises a body configured for user insertion in, and removal from, a printer; a pagewidth printhead, incorporated with the body, and having an array of nozzles for ejecting different printing fluids onto a media substrate, each of the nozzles being dedicated to one... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090147059 - Three-component pistonless fluid capacitor: A device and method for storing pressure-regulated fluid for a printer is disclosed. The pistonless, pressure-regulated storage device for fluid has three main components: a sealing cap, a mounting base, and a flexible membrane positioned between the sealing cap and the mounting base. The sealing cap has an inlet and... Agent: Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC (illinois Tool Works)

20090147063 - Hole closure for a fluid cartridge: In one embodiment, a cartridge includes: a housing having a chamber therein for holding a fluid; a hole extending through the housing to the chamber; and a breachable membrane that, in an unbreached state, substantially closes the hole, the membrane resiliently configured such that, upon being breached, the membrane rebounds... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090147062 - Ink cartridge: Ink cartridge (10) for insertion into a cartridge receptacle (12) of an inkjet printer, having a housing (14), in which at least one ink storage chamber (20) is located, having at least one connection piece (24), which is provided especially on the underside (22) of the housing (14), for connecting... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20090147064 - Liquid supply apparatus and liquid ejecting apparatus: Provided is a liquid supply apparatus including a liquid supply path which supplies a liquid from an upstream side, which is a liquid supply source, to a downstream side in which the liquid is consumed; a defoaming chamber which is provided in the liquid supply path and defoams air bubbles... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090147066 - Image forming apparatus: A disclosed image forming apparatus includes a recording head configured to eject liquid droplets onto a sheet to form an image; a transport unit configured to intermittently transport the sheet; a discharge transport unit disposed downstream the transport unit in a transport direction, the discharge transport unit including plural transport... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20090147065 - Inkjet printer: An inkjet printer connects a vacuum fan on the printer case side and a vacuum platen on the cover side through a short vacuum path. The platen 8 moves in conjunction with the cover 3a of the roll paper compartment 7. The platen 8 is a vacuum platen having vacuum... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090147067 - Print head and image forming apparatus including the same: Provided are a print head and an image forming apparatus. The print head, which selectively irradiates light to each pixel of an image on a photoconductor, the print head includes an illumination unit, which emits light, a liquid crystal layer, which transmits or intercepts the light incident from the illumination... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us

20090147068 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus includes a semiconductor laser that emits a laser beam, a light power of the laser beam being controllable by a current applied to the semiconductor laser; a scanner unit that exposes a photosensitive element by scanning the photosensitive element using... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

  
06/04/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090141053 - Printing methods and apparatus: The identical printing of a stack of sheets (e.g., paper) is performed by vertically stacked inkjet printing units, each of which prints sheets at a printing speed. All sheets are fed from a stack along an infeed path at a feeding speed which is faster than the printing speed. The... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090141054 - Print engine controller for an inkjet printhead: A print engine controller for an inkjet printhead includes a data bus. A memory interface is connected to the data bus to provide read and write access to a memory. An external client interface is connected to the data bus to allow external clients to write to a memory via... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090141055 - Ink cartridges and methods of adjusting pressure in an ink chamber of such ink cartridges: An ink cartridge includes a case including an ink chamber defined in the case and configured to store ink, and a first wall facing an exterior of the case. The first wall has a first opening formed therethrough, and a second opening formed therethrough. The first opening is configured to... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090141056 - Image recording apparatus and information output method: An image recording apparatus and an information output method are provided. The image recording apparatus includes a mounting portion configured to mount thereon an ink cartridge, a first detecting unit which detects an amount of ink in the ink cartridge mounted on the mounting portion, a storage unit which stores... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department

20090141057 - Liquid-discharge-failure detecting apparatus, and inkjet recording apparatus: A liquid-discharge-failure detecting apparatus includes a light-emitting element and a light-receiving element. The light-emitting element emits a laser beam in a direction that intersects with a direction in which a droplet of liquid is discharged. The beam is elliptical in cross section. The light-receiving element receives a scattered light generated... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090141058 - Inkjet recording apparatus: An inkjet recording apparatus has a head which includes, a plurality of nozzles each of which jets ink containing spacer beads dispersed therein on a substrate; a plurality of pressure chambers each of which communicates with each of the nozzles; and an plurality of electromechanical transducers which change a capacity... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090141059 - Printhead, printing apparatus, and printhead driving method: A printhead includes a driving unit configured to drive a plurality of heaters, a register configured to input data of a plurality of bits corresponding to the number of heaters, a latch configured holding the data transferred from the register; a generation unit configured to generate a control signal of... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090141060 - Inkjet printing system and driving method thereof: An inkjet printing system is provided, which comprises: a stage on which a substrate including at least two alignment keys is mounted; an inkjet head device disposed above the stage; and an alignment key sensing device disposed above the stage, wherein the inkjet head device comprises a head unit including... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090141061 - Method for controlling a dc motor: A method of controlling a motor to cause it to execute a move toward a target position including calculating a deceleration position, wherein when the deceleration position is reached, the motor will be caused to execute a deceleration in a manner that will result in the motor stopping short of... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc. 35 Waterview Drive

20090141064 - Ink jet recording head and ink jet recording apparatus: An ink jet recording head includes a flow passage for a liquid for cooling a recording element substrate. The flow passage is provided inside a support plate that supports the recording element substrate along a recording element array of the recording element substrate. The shortest distance between a recording element... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090141062 - Inkjet print head and inkjet printing apparatus: A print head having high printing reliability, in which temperature unevenness is suppressed even when printing is performed using a print head having an increased length and density of an ejection opening array can be provided. Specifically, a temperature equalizing member such as a heat pipe and a cooling liquid... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090141063 - Inkjet printing head and inkjet printing apparatus: A temperature rise of a head due to a printing operation with a higher speed and a higher density is suppressed. To realize this, an inkjet printing head is provided in which a plurality of printing element substrates having an ejection opening array consisting of a plurality of ejection openings... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090141065 - Method and apparatus for controlling diaphragm displacement in synthetic jet actuators: A method for calibrating a synthetic jet ejector is provided which comprises (a) taking a first measurement DCR0 of the DC resistance of the coil; (b) adjusting the actuator drive voltage Vd to achieve a desired maximum displacement dmax1 at a frequency f1; (c) measuring the input current Iin and... Agent: Fortkort & Houston P.C.

20090141067 - Printing device and computer-readable record medium storing program therefor: An inkjet printing device comprises an inkjet print head, a carriage on which the print head is mounted and which moves to and fro in a main scan direction while facing a sheet, a detector unit mounted on the carriage and detecting whether or not the sheet exists at a... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090141066 - Recording device: A recording device may include a conveying mechanism including a peripheral surface that has an endless loop shape and includes a transmissive region. The conveying mechanism may convey a recording medium placed on the peripheral surface by rotation of the peripheral surface. A recording head may include a plurality of... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20090141068 - Test-pattern forming method, computer readable medium for forming a test-pattern, and printer: A method of forming a test pattern in a printer, wherein the printer may include at least one liquid discharge head including a nozzle plate, and the nozzle plate has a plurality of nozzles formed therethrough, wherein the plurality of nozzles are configured to discharge a liquid and are arranged... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090141069 - Inkjet recording apparatus: An inkjet recording apparatus comprises a conveying section having a conveying surface configured to convey a recording medium. The inkjet recording apparatus further comprises an inkjet head having a discharge surface. The inkjet recording apparatus further comprises a maintenance unit configured to maintain the inkjet head and a maintenance-unit moving... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20090141070 - Recording device and recording medium conveying method: A cleaning roller is arranged at a position facing an image sensor with a conveying belt interposed therebetween. The conveying belt has a through hole. In an image sensor cleaning mode, the cleaning roller is inserted through the through hole and contacts the image sensor, while the image sensor is... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20090141071 - Liquid droplet jetting apparatus: A printer comprises a fixed line type first head, a serial type second head, an ink cartridge which stores an ink to be supplied to the first and second heads, a first cap which is to be installed to the first head, and a second cap which is to be... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department

20090141072 - Printhead assembly for maintaining printhead: A printhead assembly comprising a printhead mounted on a substrate, an elastically deformable pad and an ink removal system mounted on the substrate. The pad has a contact surface for sealing engagement with an ink ejection face of the printhead. The pad being linearly moveable between a first position in... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090141073 - Droplet ejecting device having cap that seals nozzles: Each of first and second caps includes a concave section and a lip section configured to be in contact with a nozzle surface of a droplet ejecting head, so as to seal nozzles when a moving section moves a base toward the droplet ejecting head. The first and second caps... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090141074 - Liquid droplet jetting apparatus: A printer comprises a first head which has first nozzles, a second head which has second nozzles each having a nozzle diameter larger than that of the first nozzle, and an ink cartridge which stores an ink to be supplied to the first and second heads. The first head is... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department

20090141075 - Liquid ejector: A liquid ejector includes a liquid ejection head, a discharge path, a cap, a pump, a first tank, a second tank, a first valve, and a second valve. The liquid ejection head ejects liquid through a nozzle. The cap covers the nozzle. The pump sucks the liquid from the liquid... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090141076 - Device for keeping an inkjet print head clean: In a device for cleaning an inkjet print head (in particular the surface with nozzle exit openings) for a franking and/or addressing machine in which the print substrates are directed along a stationary but pivotably arranged inkjet print head, the entire nozzle exit surface is cleaned in a short time... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090141077 - Inkjet recording apparatus: The recording apparatus includes a conveyor and a recording head which records an image to a recording medium being conveyed by the conveyor. The conveyor includes a circumferential wall, and conveys a recording medium placed on an outer circumferential surface of the circumferential wall, by rotation of the circumferential wall.... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090141078 - Liquid ejecting device: A liquid ejecting device includes a head unit having a first nozzle array and a second nozzle array that ejects a liquid of a same type as that of the first nozzle array and a movement mechanism that moves at least one between a target in which the liquid lands... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090141079 - Pagewidth inkjet printer for printing cartridge-fed sheets: A pagewidth inkjet printer includes a chassis. A pagewidth inkjet printhead is mounted on the chassis to carry out a printing operation on sheets of media fed through the printer. A cover assembly is mounted on the chassis to accommodate operative location of a printing cartridge in which the sheets... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090141080 - Ink jet recording head: An ink jet recording head comprises a substrate including a discharge port forming member provided with discharge ports for discharging ink, and a flow path forming member for forming an ink flow path communicating to the discharge ports, wherein at least one of the flow path forming member and the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090141081 - Modular printhead assembly: A modular printhead assembly includes a substrate member. A plurality of printhead modules is fastened to the substrate member. Each printhead module includes a layered structure through which at least differently colored inks are fed. The layered structure has at least a lower layer, a middle layer and a top... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090141083 - Inkjet printhead and method of manufacturing the same: An inkjet printhead and a method of manufacturing the same. The inkjet printhead includes a silicon on insulator (SOI) substrate including a lower silicon substrate, a middle insulating layer, an upper silicon substrate, and an ink feed hole, the ink feed hole penetrates the SOI substrate to supply ink, an... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090141082 - Printhead with redundant nozzle chamber inlets for minimizing effects of blockages: A printhead comprising a plurality of inkjet nozzle assemblies is provided. Each nozzle assembly comprises a nozzle chamber formed on a substrate. The nozzle chamber comprises a roof spaced apart from the substrate and sidewalls extending between the roof and the substrate. The nozzle chamber has an ink ejection opening... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090141084 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus that provides an easy installation and separation of a print head thereto and therefrom. The image forming apparatus can include a body, a print head including a nozzle part having a length at least a width as wide as a printable printing medium, a head mount... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090141085 - Liquid discharge head and its manufacturing method: A liquid discharge head comprises an element substrate made of Si having a discharge port for discharging a liquid, an energy generating element for generating an energy for allowing the liquid to be discharged from the discharge port, and a supply port for supplying the liquid to the discharge port... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090141086 - Inkjet printhead unit cell with heater element: A unit cell for an inkjet printhead includes a substrate that defines an ink inlet passage, the substrate incorporating drive circuitry. Side walls are arranged on the substrate. A nozzle plate is arranged on the side walls such that the nozzle plate and the side walls define an ink chamber... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090141089 - Ink jet nozzle assembly having layered ejection actuator: An ink jet nozzle assembly is provided having a wafer substrate defining an ink supply passage, a drive circuitry layer formed on the wafer substrate, an ink chamber structure on the drive circuitry layer, the ink chamber structure defining an ink chamber in fluid communication with the ink supply passage... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090141088 - Inkjet printhead integrated circuit: An inkjet printhead integrated circuit includes a substrate. A drive circuitry layer is positioned on the substrate, the substrate and the drive circuitry layer defining 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

20090141087 - Thermal inkjet printhead chip structure and manufacturing method for the same: A thermal inkjet printhead chip structure includes a substrate, an oxide layer formed on the substrate, at least one driver circuitry each including a source, a drain and a gate and formed on the substrate and further surrounded by the oxide layer, a dielectric layer, a buffer layer, a resistive... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services

20090141090 - Unit cell for a thermal inkjet printhead: A unit cell for a thermal inkjet printhead includes a substrate portion that defines an ink supply passage, Drive circuitry and interconnect layers are positioned on the substrate portion. A nozzle plate defining a nozzle is provided. Side walls depend from the nozzle plate and are positioned on the substrate... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090141091 - Ink jet recording head: An ink jet recording head includes ejection energy generating elements for ejecting ink, flow passages for supplying the ink from an ink supply port to the ejection energy generating elements through a common liquid chamber, a partition wall formed between adjacent two flow passages, a member disposed between the partition... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090141092 - Piezoelectric actuator: A piezoelectric actuator includes a vibration plate, a first piezoelectric layer formed on one surface of the vibration plate, a second piezoelectric layer stacked on a surface of the first piezoelectric layer, a plurality of individual electrodes arranged on a surface of the second piezoelectric layer in a predetermined direction,... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department

20090141093 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus including a body, a print head including a nozzle part having a length corresponding to a width of a printing medium, and a regulator provided separately from the print head and mounted to the body, the regulator serves to adjust a negative pressure of ink which... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090141094 - Liquid droplet jetting apparatus: A printer includes a first head in which first nozzles are formed, a second head in which second nozzles located at a higher position than the first nozzle are formed, and an ink cartridge positioned at a lower position than the first and second nozzles. Moreover, the first head is... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department

20090141095 - Liquid ejector: A liquid cartridge which is used and is in the empty state is attached to the second cartridge attaching unit. When the attachment detector has detected that the liquid cartridge is attached to the second cartridge attaching unit and the second empty detector has detected that the liquid cartridge is... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090141096 - Ink cartridge accommodating device: An ink cartridge accommodating device is provided. The ink cartridge accommodating device includes: an accommodating portion which is configured to accommodate a plurality of ink cartridges arranged in an arrangement direction; and a plurality of sensors which are provided correspondingly to the plurality of ink cartridges, and which optically detect... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department

20090141104 - Ink cartridges: An ink cartridge includes a case including an ink chamber configured to store ink therein, and a particular face facing an exterior of the case and having a first opening formed therethrough. The ink cartridge also includes an ink supply portion extending from a particular portion of the particular face... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090141105 - Ink cartridges and ink supply systems: An ink cartridge includes a case having an ink chamber for storing ink, and a face that faces an exterior of the case and has a first opening formed therethrough, and a wall comprising a chamber formed therein. The wall extends from a portion of the face, and the portion... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090141106 - Ink cartridges and ink supply systems: An ink cartridge includes a case having an ink chamber and a wall, an air communication portion having a first opening, and an ink supply portion having a second opening. The air communication portion includes a first lid member that moves between a first position not covering the first opening,... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090141103 - Ink cartridges and methods of manufacturing such ink cartridges: An ink cartridge includes a case, and the case includes an ink chamber configured to store ink therein, and a particular face facing an exterior of the case and having a first opening formed therethrough. The case also includes an engaging portion positioned at the particular face, and a particular... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090141097 - Ink supply device: An ink supply device includes a cartridge mounting portion for an ink cartridge. The ink cartridge includes: an ink chamber including a hole; and a cover configured to cover the hole. The cartridge mounting portion includes a cylinder extending in a horizontal direction and is configured to mount thereon the... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department

20090141100 - Ink supply device: An ink supply device includes: an ink cartridge including a port which is provided in a rear surface thereof at a lower portion of the ink chamber and which allows ink to flow in an ink flow direction and an engaged portion which is provided on an upper surface thereof;... Agent: Eugene Ledonne, Esq. Reed Smith LLP

20090141102 - Ink supply systems: An ink supply system includes an ink cartridge and a cartridge mounting portion. The ink cartridge includes an ink chamber, and a tube having a first opening and a second opening formed therein. The first opening extends from a first end of the tube, and the second opening extends from... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090141099 - Inkjet cartridge and method for manufacturing the same: An inkjet cartridge includes an ink absorber capable of being impregnated with ink and an ink-absorber container. The ink-absorber container includes a first housing containing a portion of the ink absorber and a second housing containing a remaining portion of the ink absorber which is not contained in the first... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090141107 - Printing-fluid container: A printing-fluid container includes a reservoir. An electrical interface is coincident with a first axis and includes a first leading surface or contact pad. A fluidic interface is coincident with a second axis and perpendicular to the first axis. The fluidic interface includes a second leading surface or entry point.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090141098 - Recording apparatus: A recording apparatus includes a head set lever which fixes a head cartridge to a carriage section. The head set lever is movable between a first position at which the head cartridge is fixed to the carriage section and a second position at which mounting and removal of the head... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090141101 - Valve mechanisms and ink cartridges: A valve mechanism includes a particular wall having a first opening formed therethrough, and a tube member including a particular surface which contacts the particular wall, and a central axis. The valve mechanism also includes a lid member configured to selectively cover and uncover the first opening, and a flexible... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090141108 - Printer with minimal distance between pressure-dampening structures and nozzles: An inkjet printer is provided. The printer comprises an inkjet printhead having a plurality of nozzles; at least one ink reservoir; and an ink supply system for supplying ink from the reservoir to the plurality of nozzles, the ink supply system comprising at least one pressure-dampening structure for dampening pressure... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090141109 - Printhead with pressure-dampening structures: An inkjet printhead is provided. The printhead comprises a plurality of nozzle assemblies; a nozzle plate covering the plurality of nozzle assemblies; an ink supply system for supplying ink to the plurality of nozzle assemblies, the ink supply system comprising at least one conduit wall defined by part of the... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090141110 - Ink-jet printer using phase-change ink for direct on paper printing: A printing apparatus, including a) a printing station with at least one printhead for applying phase-change ink to a substrate in a phase-change ink image, and b) an ink spreading station including a heated or unheated ink spreading member and a back-up pressure member in pressure contact with the ink... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP Xerox Corporation

20090141111 - Recording device having a conveying unit that conveys a recording medium: The invention relates to a recording device that includes a casing and a conveying unit that conveys a recording medium, and the conveying unit is positioned in the casing. The recording device also includes a recording unit that performs recording on the recording medium that is being conveyed by the... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090141112 - Electronic paint brush with scanner and dispensers: An electronic brush (10) for dispensing ink (22) onto a writable medium (30) employs an electronic-brush housing (12), at least one ink dispenser (20) coupled to the electronic-brush housing, an electronic-brush scanner (14) coupled to the electronic-brush housing, and a controller (16). The controller is in electrical communication with the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090141113 - 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.

20090141114 - Line head and an image forming apparatus using the line head: A line head, includes: a head substrate; a first light emitting element group which is arranged on the head substrate and includes a first light emitting element and a second light emitting element; a second light emitting element group and a third light emitting element group which are arranged in... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090141115 - Line head, image forming apparatus incorporating the same, and method of adjusting position of the same: In a line head, a plurality of light emitters are arrayed on a substrate in a first direction. Each of the light emitters is operable to emit a light beam. In a rod lens array, a plurality of rod lenses are arrayed in the first direction, and each of the... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

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