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09/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20090237424 - Print head cap vent: A print head cap includes a vent which is opened during storage of the print head against the cap, is closed during priming of fluid through nozzles of the print head and is opened to stop the priming. Pumping of fluid from the cap is started substantially immediately upon opening... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090237426 - Liquid container and liquid consuming apparatus: The liquid container includes a liquid storage portion that stores a liquid; a liquid feed portion that connects with the liquid consuming apparatus and feeds the liquid to the liquid consuming apparatus when the liquid container is attached to the liquid consuming apparatus, a liquid sensing chamber defining portion having... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090237425 - Selectable gloss coating system: A coating system comprises a high gloss coating ink supply source, and a low gloss coating ink supply source. The system includes a coating module configured to receive the high gloss coating ink and the low gloss coating ink. The coating module includes a first group of nozzles configured to... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP

20090237427 - Image recording apparatus: In an image recording apparatus, there are oppositely arranged an image recording section capable of recording an image all over the recording width of a recording medium, and a platen section which holds the recording medium and which conveys the recording medium perpendicularly to a width direction of the recording... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, P.C.

20090237430 - Inkjet recording apparatus and inkjet recording method: An inkjet recording apparatus includes: a treatment liquid deposition device which deposits on a recording medium a treatment liquid that insolubilizes or aggregates an ink; a recording head having nozzles which eject the ink; a non-uniformity correction amount storage device storing non-uniformity correction amount data which are prepared with respect... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090237431 - Intelligent waterless printing and dyeing control equipment and control method thereof: The invention relates to an intelligent waterless printing and dyeing control equipment and a control method thereof. The equipment comprise of: a control apparatus consisting of a programmable logic controller and a superior monitor computer and a robot, wherein, the programmable logic controller communicates with the superior monitor computer via... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell

20090237429 - Print data generating apparatus, method to generate print data, and computer usable medium therefor: A print data generating apparatus to generate print data to be used in a printing apparatus which is capable of ejecting ink drops in a specific color on one spot to form a pixel, including, a plurality of inkjet heads, each of which has nozzles aligned in line, a usable... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090237428 - Printing apparatus: A printing apparatus, having at least two platens, at least one print head, at least one print head drive unit to drive the print head in a main scanning direction, at least two platen drive units to drive the platens in an auxiliary direction, at least one ink cartridge, at... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090237433 - Printhead integrated circuit with low drive transistor to nozzle area ratio: A inkjet printhead integrated circuit that has a wafer substrate with a fluid ejection surface, and an array of drop ejectors for ejecting drops of printing fluid onto a media substrate, the array being formed on the fluid ejection surface of the wafer substrate. Each drop ejector has a nozzle... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090237432 - System and method for evaluating line formation in an ink jet imaging device to normalize print head driving voltages: A method enables an ink jet imaging device to normalize the driving signals for the ink jets within a print head of the device. The method includes generating an ink jet driving signal at an initial voltage and a particular resolution, coupling the ink jet driving signal to an ink... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP

20090237435 - Droplet ejection head control device and control method, and program storage medium: A droplet ejection head control device includes a pressure alteration section, a detector and a controller. The droplet ejection head is provided with plural nozzles and is supplied with a liquid. The pressure alteration section alters a pressure inside the droplet ejection head. The detector detects a position of a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090237436 - Liquid droplet jetting apparatus: A liquid droplet jetting apparatus includes a liquid droplet jetting head which is movable in a predetermined scanning direction, and a wind-velocity sensor which measures a wind-velocity around the liquid droplet jetting head. A drive signal to be supplied to the liquid droplet jetting head is adjusted based on the... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090237434 - Systems and methods for detecting print head defects in printing clear ink: A method for detecting a defect in an inkjet print head for printing a substantially clear ink includes including an ultraviolet or infrared sensitive material in the substantially clear ink, marking a test image on a substrate by jetting the substantially clear ink through one or more jets of the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.

20090237437 - Printing apparatus and printing method: In order to provide technique which reduce the positional shift of recording in the conveyance direction of a printing medium, a printing apparatus comprises: a conveyance unit for conveying the printing medium by rotating a roller; a detection unit for detecting a conveyance amount of a printing medium conveyed by... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090237438 - Printing apparatus having appropriate correction of feed amount: A printing apparatus comprises a plurality of print heads, a moving member that can be moved and that is provided with the plurality of print heads, and a feed mechanism for feeding a medium to be printed. Dots for correcting a feed amount by which the feed mechanism feeds the... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20090237440 - Conveyance apparatus and image forming apparatus: Described is a conveyance apparatus that includes a first conveyance path along which a printing medium is conveyed, a first discharge port, and a second conveyance path which causes reversal of the conveyance direction of the printing medium partially exposed from the discharge port and feeds the printing medium to... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090237439 - Mountable apparatus, board, and method of rewriting liquid information: A mountable apparatus, which is adapted for installation in a liquid jetting device when delivering a liquid contained in a liquid container that contains a liquid to the liquid jetting device via a liquid delivery tube connected to the liquid container, includes an installation status notifier portion. In an installed... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

20090237441 - Pagewidth printhead with ink supply reservoirs integrated into support member: Provided is a pagewidth printhead for an inkjet printer. The printhead has a printhead integrated circuit, a molding for supporting the printhead integrated circuit and distributing ink along the printhead integrated circuit, a core element bonded to the molding, and, an outer shell with a first metal layer sandwiched between... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090237442 - Image forming apparatus and method: The image forming apparatus forms an image on a surface of a recording medium by using ink and treatment liquid. The ink contains coloring material, and the treatment liquid contains at least one of a component which aggregates the coloring material and a component which increases viscosity of the ink.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090237443 - Print head servicing for a page wide array printer: A page wide array printer comprises a print head bar which carries an array of print nozzles, and which is static during a printing operation. A carriage has print head service elements. The print head bar is movable perpendicularly to the plane of the print medium beneath the print head,... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090237444 - Liquid ejecting apparatus and method of cleaning liquid ejecting head: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes: a plurality of nozzle openings that eject liquid; pressure generating chambers in communication with the respective nozzle openings; a liquid ejecting head including a pressure generating unit that causes the pressure generating chambers to generate a pressure change; a sucking unit that covers the nozzle... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090237445 - Liquid composition to clean nozzle surface and cleaning device having the same: A liquid composition to clean an inkjet nozzle, and a inkjet head cleaning unit that contains the same. The liquid composition includes an inkjet ink stabilizer capable of removing impurities from an inkjet nozzle.... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090237446 - Capping device for hand-held printer: An inkjet printer that includes a printhead configured to eject ink. The printhead is housed in a housing. A capping device is pivotally fastened with respect to the housing to be pivotal into and out of capping engagement with the printhead. The mechanism includes an arm pivotally mounted with respect... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090237447 - Inkjet printhead having wiped nozzle guard: An inkjet printhead is provided having a substrate, a plurality of inkjet nozzles arranged on the substrate, an apertured nozzle guard positioned over the nozzles so that apertures in the nozzle guard are aligned with each nozzle, and a wiper blade for wiping an exterior surface of the nozzle guard... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090237448 - Liquid container: Liquid packs 34 provided with liquid leading members 42 are stored in a container case 31 that is constituted by fitting a case main body portion 32 and a lid case 33 in fitting portions 27 and 28, support portions 13, which positions the liquid leading members 42 so as... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

20090237450 - Inkjet printhead and printhead nozzle arrangement: A printhead for an inkjet printer comprises a wafer assembly defining spaced apart groups of ink supply channels; and groups of ink ejection nozzle arrangements extending from the wafer assembly and in fluid communication with respective ink supply channel groups, each group of ink ejection nozzle arrangements comprising a pair... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090237449 - Inkjet printhead having an array of displacable nozzles: An inkjet printhead with an array of nozzle assemblies 10 formed on a supporting substrate 16. Each nozzle has a chamber 34 for holding ink, each nozzle chamber being partially defined by the nozzle that defines a nozzle opening 24. The nozzle 22 of each assembly 10 is displaceable relative... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090237452 - Ink jet recording apparatus: An ink jet recording head includes a recording element substrate provided on one side thereof with a plurality of ejection outlet arrays each including a plurality of ejection outlets for ejecting recording liquid and provided on the other side thereof with a plurality of supply ports for supplying the recording... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090237451 - Inkjet print head and manufacturing method thereof: An inkjet print head including a substrate and a first film member stacked on the substrate to form an ink path, and a manufacturing method thereof. The first film member includes a path-defining layer made of a photosensitive material and formed with the ink path, and an adhesive layer made... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090237453 - Orifice plate for an ink-jet print-head and a method for manufacturing the orifice plate: An orifice plate for an ink jet print-head for ejecting drops of an ink, wherein the orifice plate includes an outer surface, which has a wettability with the ink, and at least one orifice arranged in the outer surface, said orifice being configured for ejecting ink drops, each orifice having... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090237455 - Inkjet head: An inkjet head may include a main-body block, which may include a reservoir configured to store ink, an ink supply port configured to supply the ink to the reservoir, and a plurality of nozzles in fluid communication with the reservoir via an ink flow path. The inkjet head may include... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090237456 - Inkjet printhead with paddle for ejecting ink from one of two nozzles: An inkjet printhead includes a nozzle chamber structure defining a nozzle chamber. The nozzle chamber structure further defines a pair of ink ejection nozzles and an ink supply channel in fluid communication with the nozzle chamber. A movable paddle is disposed within the nozzle chamber at a location between the... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090237454 - Inkjet recording head, inkjet recording device, and method for manufacturing the inkjet recording head: In a method for manufacturing an inkjet recording head which includes a pressure generation chamber supplied with ink fluid and a nozzle opening leading to the pressure generation chamber, the method includes: (a) forming a first trench which serves as the pressure generation chamber on a first surface of a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090237457 - Ejection nozzle with multiple bend actuators: A inkjet nozzle arrangement that has a substrate assembly defining an ink inlet and a static wall surrounding the ink inlet. A roof structure defining a movable wall arranged to telescopically engage said static wall, the roof structure further defining an ink ejection port in fluid communication with said ink... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090237458 - Inkjet nozzle arrangement with rectangular plan nozzle chamber and ink ejection paddle: A nozzle arrangement for an inkjet printhead comprises a substrate assembly incorporating an electrical drive circuitry layer and defining an ink inlet channel; a nozzle chamber structure extending from the substrate assembly and defining a nozzle chamber in fluid communication with the ink inlet channel and an ink ejection port... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090237459 - Inkjet printhead assembly for symmetrical vapor bubble formation: An inkjet printhead assembly comprises a substrate defining a plurality of ink inlet passages; drive circuitry arranged on the substrate; a plurality of nozzle chamber structures arranged on the substrate and defining (i) nozzle chambers in fluid communication with respective ink inlet passages, and (ii) ink ejection ports in fluid... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090237461 - Ink ejection nozzle arrangement: A printhead is provided for an inkjet printer. The printhead includes a wafer assembly defining a plurality of spaced apart groups of ink supply channels and a plurality of groups of ink ejection nozzle arrangements in fluid communication with respective ink supply channel groups. Each ink ejection nozzle arrangement includes... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090237463 - Inkjet printhead with moving nozzle openings: A printhead is provided for an inkjet printer. The printhead includes a substrate assembly defining ink inlet channels. Nozzles openings formed on the substrate assembly are in fluid communication with respective ink inlet channels. Lever arms extend from respective nozzles openings and thermal bend actuators are coupled to respective lever... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090237460 - Inkjet printhead with thermal actuator coil: Provided is a printhead for an inkjet printer. The printhead has a plurality of micro-electromechanical ejection mechanisms arranged in a wafer substrate, with each mechanism having chamber walls and a roof formed on top of said substrate to define an ink chamber. One wall of the chamber defines a slot... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090237462 - Nozzle arrangement with sealing structure: The present invention relates a printhead for an inkjet printer. The printhead has a plurality of nozzle arrangements, with each arrangement having a substrate defining an ink inlet channel leading to a nozzle chamber in fluid communication with the ink inlet channel and an ink ejection port through which ink... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090237466 - Inkjet recording head and inkjet recording device: The present invention provides an inkjet recording head and inkjet recording device which can eject a high viscosity ink at ordinary temperature. The inkjet recording head has a nozzle portion ejecting an ink drop; an ink flow path member including the nozzle portion; and a driving section moving the ink... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.

20090237464 - Liquid injecting head, method of manufacturing liquid injecting head, and liquid injecting device: A liquid injecting head includes a flow path forming substrate in which a pressure generating chamber communicated with a nozzle opening that injects liquid is formed, a pressure generating element that is formed so as to apply pressure to the pressure generating chamber for injecting the liquid, a lead electrode... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090237465 - Liquid jet head, a liquid jet apparatus and a piezoelectric element: A piezoelectric layer held between a first electrode on a substrate side and a second electrode formed on a surface of the piezoelectric layer facing away from the first electrode is formed of a ferroelectric material with a perovskite crystal structure, and the ratio of the surface roughness of the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090237467 - Method of manufacturing a light emitting device: A technique capable of efficient, high speed processing for the formation of an organic compound layer by using an ink jet method is provided. In the method of forming an organic compound layer by using the ink jet method, a composition containing an organic compound having light emitting characteristics is... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20090237468 - Method for manufacturing ink jet recording head, ink jet recording head and ink jet recording device: A method for manufacturing an ink jet recording head including a reservoir to which ink is supplied from outside, a pressure generating chamber leading to the reservoir, and a nozzle orifice leading to the pressure generating chamber, includes: a) forming a flow channel forming film on a first face side... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090237470 - Auxiliary passage unit, liquid discharge head having the same attached thereto, attachment, ink jet head having the same attached thereto, and ink jet printer: An auxiliary passage apparatus, an attachment, a liquid discharge head, and a ink jet head are provided. The auxiliary passage apparatus is detachably attached to a liquid discharge head and includes a main body portion including, a first surface, a second surface, a supply passage formed in the first surface... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090237472 - Ink refill unit for an ink reservoir: A refill unit for an ink reservoir that has an inlet valve for receiving refill ink and an outlet valve for fluid communication with an inkjet printhead. The refill unit has a docking assembly for docking with the ink reservoir, an ink bag for storing ink, a valve actuator configured... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090237469 - Liquid delivery system and manufacturing method for the same: The liquid delivery system includes a liquid receptacle (1) installable on the liquid jetting device, a liquid supply device (900), and a liquid flow passage member (910). The liquid receptacle (1) has a liquid storage chamber for storing a liquid, a liquid delivery port for delivering the liquid to the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090237471 - Printing fluid supply device with channeled absorbent material: A printing fluid supply device for a printhead comprises a printing fluid storage compartment for storing printing fluid; an absorbent material provided in the printing fluid reservoir, the absorbent material comprising a plurality of channels formed therethrough; and a fluid trapping layer provided between the absorbent material and the printhead.... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090237476 - Ink cartridge with high flowrate, self sealing outlet: An ink cartridge that self seals its outlet opening with an outlet valve that connects to an inlet on the printhead. The outlet valve has a radially extending flange fixed within the outlet opening and an annular skirt of resilient material extending from the side of the outlet opening to... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090237474 - Liquid container and differential pressure regulating valve: Provided is a differential pressure regulating valve having a first chamber, a second chamber, a communication flow path, and a movable membrane. The first chamber has a first inflow port for receiving the fluid flowed into the differential pressure regulating valve, and a first outflow port. The second chamber has... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

20090237475 - Liquid container and method of manufacturing the same: The liquid container has substantially rectangular parallelepiped shape having a bottom face that is situated at bottom when the liquid container is attached to the liquid consuming apparatus, and a first side face that is substantially orthogonal to the bottom face. The liquid container pertaining the second mode comprises a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090237473 - Liquid delivery system and manufacturing method for the same: The liquid delivery system includes a liquid receptacle (1) installable on the liquid jetting device, a liquid supply device (900), and a liquid flow passage member (910). The liquid receptacle (1) has a liquid storage chamber for storing liquid, an air flow passage connecting the liquid storage chamber to the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090237477 - Image recording apparatus: In an image recording apparatus, there are oppositely arranged an image recording section capable of recording an image all over the recording width of a recording medium, and a platen section which holds the recording medium and which conveys the recording medium perpendicularly to a width direction of the recording... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, P.C.

20090237478 - Recording apparatus and method of adjusting temperature of transport belt of recording apparatus: A recording apparatus includes a transport belt that transports a target, a record head that performs recording by adhering liquid to the target that is loaded on the transport belt so as to be transported, a heating unit that heats the transport belt so as to accelerate drying the liquid... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090237479 - Recording apparatus: A recording apparatus including: an intermediate transfer member; an image forming composition layer formation unit that supplies an image forming composition to the intermediate transfer member, the image forming composition containing a curable material that cures upon application of an external stimulus; an ink application unit that applies an ink... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.

20090237480 - Fluid ejecting apparatus: A fluid ejecting apparatus includes a supporting member that supports a fluid ejection target medium; a fluid ejecting head that is provided opposite to the supporting member so as to eject fluid toward the supporting member; and a medium ejecting unit that ejects the medium in a first direction while... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090237481 - Printer incorporating partially arcuate printhead: A printer comprises a housing having an upper cover, a lower cover, a first side wall and a second, opposed side wall; a print engine housed within the housing, the print engine having two pairs of print heads arranged in opposed relationship across a print media feed path, each of... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090237482 - Handheld mobile printing device capable of real-time in-line tagging of print surfaces: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method that includes moving a handheld device over a print medium, depositing a tagging substance with the handheld device in a tagging pattern on the print medium, further moving the handheld device over the print medium such that at least one sensor of... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C.

20090237483 - Drive circuit, light print head, and image forming apparatus: A drive circuit is provided for supplying a drive current to drive a plurality of driven elements each having two main electrodes. The drive circuit includes a switch circuit for receiving a drive signal; and a constant voltage circuit connected to the switch circuit for adjusting the drive current at... Agent: Kubotera & Associates, LLC

20090237484 - Ros deskew mechanism with linear actuator: The inboard mount is an elongated bar extending beyond the height of the ROS unit. This elongated bar has hinged portions on both its top and bottom connections to the ROS unit. The linear actuator that is positioned on the outboard side of the ROS unit has a rigid sphere,... Agent: James J. Ralabate

20090237485 - Exposure head and an image forming apparatus: An exposure head, includes: a substrate that is provided with a first light emitting element, a second light emitting element that is arranged at one side of the first light emitting element in a first direction and a third light emitting element that is arranged at the one side of... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090237486 - System for scribing a visible label: A device is for scribing a visible label on the medium. The medium (11), for example an optical disc, has a label side provided with a radiation sensitive layer for creating the visible label via a beam of radiation. The device has a head (22) and a positioning unit (25)... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

  
09/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20090231366 - Image forming method: wherein, in Formula (1), Ad represents absorbance at λmax observed when 1 L of water is added to an ink residue obtained by drying 0.1 g of the ink for 24 hours in ambient conditions of 23° C. and relative humidity (RH) of 50%, and Aw represents absorbance at λmax... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090231367 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and recording medium storing program that causes the apparatus to execute the method: An image forming apparatus includes ink cartridges, image forming units, an ink-remaining-amount manager, a maintenance determiner, an information writer, an ink-amount estimator, and a maintenance-executability determiner. If an ink near-empty or empty state occurs in one of the ink cartridges due to image formation, the ink-amount estimator estimates an amount... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090231368 - Inkjet head, method of detecting ejection abnormality of the inkjet head, and method of forming film: There are provided n number of line-type inkjet nozzles (2) which include nozzles (4) that eject a liquid material and a rearranged in a row, and which are arranged in parallel with each other so that positions of the nozzles (4) are shifted from each other by 1/n of a... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090231369 - Inkjet recording apparatus: A inkjet recording apparatus includes a first inkjet head which ejects color ink having one of a hydrophobic property and an aqueous property; a second inkjet head which ejects colorless ink having the remaining the other property; and an ejection controller which controls the first inkjet head to eject the... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090231370 - Printing system, inkjet printer, and printing method: A printing system includes an inkjet head and a decompressor. The inkjet head has nozzles configured to eject ink to a concavo-convex print surface a medium. The decompressor is configured to reduce a pressure in an area between the medium and the nozzles to be a pressure value lower than... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20090231371 - Apparatus and method for supplying voltage to nozzle in inkjet printer: A power supplying apparatus for a plurality of nozzles included in a thermal inkjet printer is provided. The thermal inkjet printer is capable of providing a plurality of printing modes. The power supplying apparatus includes a look-up table, a selecting module, and an adjustable voltage supply. The look-up table stores... Agent: CovenantIPConsulting Co.

20090231373 - Charge leakage prevention for inkjet printing: Charge leakage prevention and voltage drift prevention on a droplet ejection device for an inkjet printer. In one method to prevent charge leakage on a droplet ejection device with a switch and a piezoelectric actuator, the method includes controlling the switch to drive the piezoelectric actuator with the waveform input... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090231372 - Liquid ejecting apparatus and method of setting signal for micro vibration: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes liquid chambers in which a liquid is filled, nozzles communicating with the liquid chambers, a signal generator generating a signal of potential change, and elements operating in accordance with the potential of the signal to be applied to cause a change in pressure in the... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090231374 - method and apparatus for automatically aligning arrays of printing elements: A method and apparatus for aligning the printing of dots generated by at least one array of printing elements of a printing apparatus. The method includes the steps of printing a calibration test pattern, scanning the printed calibration test pattern, determining at least one calibration value based on the scanned... Agent: Agfa C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090231376 - Correction value setting method, liquid ejecting apparatus, printing system and storage medium having program stored thereon: A correction value setting method includes: generating, based on a first correction value that has been set in advance and is used in correcting a density of an image to be printed on a first medium, a second correction value that has a larger correction amount than the first correction... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090231375 - System and method for compensating for weak, intermittent, or missing inkjets in a printhead assembly: A system enables surrounding inkjets to be used to compensate for missing, intermittent, or weak inkjets without requiring additional passes of the image substrate or slowing the printing process. The system includes a printhead firing signal generator configured to generate a plurality of inkjet firing signals with reference to a... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP

20090231377 - Inkjet recording apparatus and inkjet recording method: An inkjet recording apparatus has: an inkjet head which ejects ink so as to record an image on a recording surface of a recording medium; a drum-shaped member which includes a drum, holds an edge of the recording medium, and conveys the recording medium in close contact with a circumferential... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090231380 - Inkjet printing apparatus and method of predicting: There are provided an inkjet printing apparatus and a method of predicting which can perform an accurate ink remaining amount detection. An inkjet printing apparatus is for performing printing onto a print medium by using a print head including an energy generating element generating energy used for ejecting ink from... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090231379 - Liquid ejecting head and liquid ejecting apparatus: There is provided a liquid ejecting head including a plurality of pressure generating chambers, a first substrate having a reservoir unit, and a second substrate having a compliance unit, the second substrate being combined with one surface of the first substrate via an adhesive layer. The reservoir unit has a... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090231378 - Method for increasing printhead reliability: A method of reducing intermittent weak or missing (IWM) jet failures in a phase change ink imaging device comprises fluidly connecting a positive pressure source to a print head assembly of a phase change ink imaging device. The print head assembly includes a plurality of ink jets for emitting ink... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP

20090231381 - Print control method: A print control method comprising the steps of measuring a battery remainder index correlating with a remaining capacity of a battery in a printing unit operating on the battery, specifying a number of remaining printable copies of the printing unit on the basis of the battery remainder index, and outputting... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090231382 - Systems and methods for reducing process direction registration errors of a printhead using a linear array sensor: Systems and methods are provided for detecting process direction registration errors in a printer. The errors are detected by analyzing a metric of a dash minimum response obtained from a test pattern. The test pattern contains dashes. At least one dash is shifted in the process direction in relation to... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.

20090231383 - Double laser drilling of a printhead integrated circuit attachment film: A method of fabricating an apertured polymeric film. The method comprising the steps of: (a) masking a polymeric film with a first mask having first laser transmission zones defined therein; (b) laser-ablating first apertures through the polymeric film using the first mask; (c) masking the film with a second mask... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090231384 - Printhead integrated circuit attachment film having differentiated adhesive layers: A laminated film for attachment of printhead integrated circuits to an ink supply manifold. The film has a plurality of ink supply holes defined therein and film comprises: a central polymeric film; a first adhesive layer for bonding a first surface of the film to the ink supply manifold; and... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090231385 - Method and apparatus of dot counting in an image forming apparatus: A method and apparatus of dot counting. The apparatus includes a nozzle portion having a length corresponding to a width of a printing medium, a dot counting unit to group head nozzles by position and to count a discharged dot count per line for each group, a control unit to... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090231386 - Droplet ejecting device: A droplet ejecting device has a droplet ejecting head, a rotating member, a recovery unit, and a negative pressure generating unit. The rotating member is disposed so as to oppose a nozzle surface of the droplet ejecting head, and is a conveying body that conveys a recording medium. The recovery... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.

20090231387 - Liquid ejecting apparatus: There is provided a liquid ejecting apparatus having a non contact type heater for heating a recording medium on which liquid is ejected via a liquid ejecting head, the heater having a heat generating surface and the heater being arranged in parallel to the liquid ejecting head along a transport... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090231388 - Waste ink absorbent member, and waste ink container and ink jet recording apparatus equipped with waste ink absorbent member: To provide a waste ink absorbing tank, capable, even in the case of utilizing an ink of a high coagulating property, of causing a waste ink absorbent member to efficiently absorb such ink. A waste ink absorbent member has a hole portion corresponding to an introducing position of the waste... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090231390 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of heads each of which discharges liquid droplets, a base member to hold the heads arranged thereon, and a liquid supply member provided on each head to extend in a direction in which the heads are arranged, and to form a common channel... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20090231389 - Ink jet printer and printing method: An ink jet printer comprising a conveyor belt unit 106 for transferring a print sheet 2 on a rotating conveyor belt 106a, a resist roller pair 111 and a BU roller 112 for feeding the print sheet 2 while flexing it in the transferring direction, and first and second ink... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090231392 - Liquid discharging head with increased strength and image forming apparatus including the liquid discharging head: A liquid discharging head includes a plurality of nozzles for discharging liquid, a channel member formed of a metal plate, and a contacted member for being contacted by the channel member. The channel member includes a plurality of liquid chambers, each of which is connected to one of the plurality... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20090231391 - Liquid jet head and a liquid jet apparatus: A liquid jet head includes: a pressure generation element; a nozzle plate which is provided with a nozzle opening; a pressure generating chamber plate in which a pressure generating chamber for communicating to the nozzle opening is formed; and a nozzle communication plate in which a communication through hole for... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090231393 - Recording apparatus and recording apparatus manufacturing method: A recording apparatus includes a first recording head. The first recording head includes a first nozzle plate. The first nozzle plate includes a first group of nozzle holes and a first positioning hole configured to position the first recording head. A second recording head is adjacent to the first recording... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090231394 - Liquid ejection recording head: A liquid ejection recording head includes an element substrate provided with a plurality of ejection energy generating elements for generating energy for ejecting liquid, an ejection outlet array comprising a plurality of ejection outlets for ejecting the liquid, and bubble generation chambers for generating bubbles by the ejection energy generating... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090231395 - Method of driving piezoelectric actuator and method of driving liquid ejection head: A method of driving a piezoelectric actuator has the step of driving a piezoelectric actuator including a diaphragm, a lower electrode formed on one surface of the diaphragm, a piezoelectric film formed in epitaxial growth or oriented growth on an opposite side of the lower electrode to the diaphragm so... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090231396 - Liquid jet head and a liquid jet apparatus: An upper surface of a piezoelectric layer in an area opposed to a pressure generating chamber and a side surface of the piezoelectric layer in an arrangement direction of the piezoelectric elements are covered with an upper electrode. In addition, on one end in a longitudinal direction of the piezoelectric... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090231397 - Liquid jet head, a liquid jet apparatus and a piezoelectric element: A piezoelectric layer is formed of a plurality of ferroelectric films containing lead (Pb), zirconium (Zr), and titanium (Ti) above a first electrode. A boundary portion between a first ferroelectric film closest to the first electrode and a second ferroelectric film formed above the first ferroelectric film has an area... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090231398 - Printing by differential ink jet deflection: For printing, the principle of the continuous deflected jet is used: a device (1) discharges a continuous stream (2) of a conductive liquid, which is deflected by an electric field created by a deflecting electrode (8) and directed toward a gutter (6). The printing of drops (12) is performed by... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20090231399 - Ink storing system and ink delivering system: An ink reservoir mechanism includes a ink reservioring portion for directly reservoiring link to be supplied to an ink jet recording head, the ink reservoiring portion having a reservoiring volum which reduces with consumption of the ink and being provided with an air-liquid separation device; a negative pressure source, having... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090231400 - Printhead assembly with minimal leakage: A laminated film for attachment of printhead integrated circuits to an ink supply manifold. The film has a plurality of ink supply holes defined therein and film comprises: a central polymeric web; a first adhesive layer for bonding a first surface of the film to the ink supply manifold; and... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090231401 - Printer with gas bubble occlusion resistant conduits: An inkjet printer with a printhead and a conduit connected to the printhead. The conduit defines a flow path for the printing fluid and has an internal cross section configured such that the surface tension of printing fluid within it favors gas bubble growth along the conduit length over radial... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090231402 - Inkjet recording method: An inkjet recording method includes forming an image on an inkjet recording sheet with an ink set, wherein the inkjet recording sheet includes: a support; and a colorant-receiving layer provided on the support, the colorant receiving layer including inorganic particles, a water-soluble resin and at least one boron compound selected... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090231403 - Signal processing of indicia for media identification: A method of identifying a type of recording medium includes moving the recording medium relative to a sensor at a substantially uniform speed; processing a signal from the sensor to provide digitized data of the signal; identifying a plurality of peaks in the digitized data; determining at least one of... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff

20090231405 - Application apparatus and inkjet recording apparatus: An application apparatus has: a supply device which supplies a liquid in which a treatment agent having a prescribed function is dissolved; an application device which applies the liquid supplied from the supply device, onto a medium; and a condensing device which condenses the liquid supplied to the application device... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090231404 - Inkjet recording apparatus and inkjet recording method: Clogging of an ink-jetting opening is more reliably prevented, by inkjet recording apparatus 1 having recording heads 3a-3d each having an ink-jetting surface 30 in which an ink-jetting opening for jetting photo-curable ink toward a recording medium K is formed, light emitting devices 4 and 4 which emit light rays... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20090231406 - Image recording composition, image recording ink set and recording apparatus: An image recording composition including a curable material that is cured upon application of an external stimulus, and a cationic resin having a cationic functional group.... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.

20090231407 - Inkjet recording apparatus and inkjet recording method: An inkjet recording apparatus which ejects an ink so as to record an image on a recording medium has: a conveyance device which conveys a recording medium; a liquid deposition device which deposits a liquid onto a recording surface of the recording medium which is conveyed by the conveyance device;... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090231408 - Heating resistor element component, thermal printer, and manufacturing method for a heating resistor element component: To reduce a plate thickness of an insulating film, a heating resistor element component is provided, which includes: a supporting substrate; an insulating film disposed on a surface of the supporting substrate; a plurality of heating resistors arranged at intervals on the insulating film; a common wire connected to one... Agent: Bruce L. Adams, Esq Adams & Wilks

20090231409 - Print control device for a thermal printer: A print control device for a thermal printer for detecting a failure in a component of the thermal printer to prevent an incorrect printing of an item to be printed which provides for a thermal resistor associated with each component of the printer to render the printer inoperative when the... Agent: Lackenbach Siegel, LLP

20090231410 - Optical scanning device, optical scanning method, and image forming apparatus, using the optical scanning device: An optical scanning device for guiding a light beam to a member to scan the member with the light beam, including a light source emitting the light beam; a light deflector deflecting the light beam; a focusing optical system including a plastic optical element molded using a die. The optical... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

  
09/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20090225109 - Printing system, inkjet printer, and printing method: A printing system includes an inkjet head and a decompressor. The inkjet head has nozzles to eject ink to a medium. The decompressor is configured to reduce pressure of at least an area between the medium and said nozzles of said inkjet head to a value lower than an atmospheric... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20090225110 - Printer and method for printing an image on a medium comprising a plurality of holes: The present invention relates to a printer and method for printing an image on a medium comprising a plurality of holes, said image enveloping at least one of said holes. According to an embodiment, the printer comprises a means for identifying the respective locations of the holes in at least... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090225111 - Droplet deposition apparatus: Droplet deposition apparatus comprises a plurality of fluid chambers (2), each fluid ejection chamber being defined in part by at least one wall (11) actuable by an electrical signal to effect droplet ejection from that chamber. The apparatus provides means (16) for cyclically supplying electrical signals to the walls (11)... Agent: James P Zeller Marshall Gerstein & Borun

20090225112 - Generation of drops for inkjet printing: The generator according to the invention operates by strong stimulation in the form of pulses (τ) so as to generate drops, particularly for ink jet printing purposes. This choice enables breaking the jet (30) close to the ejection (16) and reduces the interference ratio. A generator with piezoelectric stimulation is... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20090225114 - Image recording apparatus, control method for image recording apparatus, and storage medium storing control program of image recording apparatus: An image recording apparatus includes at least: a phase locked loop for generating an ink jet timing control signal determining drive timing when the nozzle array drive unit is controlled to perform the recording process, controlling a frequency of the ink jet timing control signal, and allowing the drive timing... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, P.C.

20090225113 - Method of driving a liquid jet head and a liquid jet apparatus: Disclosed is a driving method. When the main piezoelectric element is driven so as to jet liquid droplets from a predetermined nozzle, a driving signal which is in opposite phase to a driving signal to be applied to the main piezoelectric element is applied to a sub piezoelectric element corresponding... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090225115 - Method for identifying misdirecting nozzles in an inkjet printing apparatus: A method for detecting malfunctioning nozzles of an inkjet printer does not need any sensors, scanning means or processor time. The method includes printing a test pattern with an inkjet printer having at least one array of at least two nozzles, and for each array printing the test pattern includes... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090225116 - Method for operating a printer to compensate for incorrectly operating nozzles: A method for operating an inkjet printer configured to print an array of rows and columns of dots includes monitoring for incorrectly printed columns. The operation of correctly operating nozzles neighbouring incorrectly operating nozzles associated with the incorrectly printed columns is modified in a compensatory manner. The step of modifying... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090225118 - Droplet ejection apparatus and droplet ejection method: A droplet ejection apparatus includes: a treatment liquid deposition device which deposits treatment liquid aggregating ink onto a medium; an ink droplet ejection device which ejects droplets of ink onto the medium on which the treatment liquid has been deposited; and a droplet ejection correction device which corrects a droplet... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090225120 - Ink-jet recording device and ink-jet recording control method: An ink-jet recording device is capable of correcting a recording position due to a leaning of a printing head and correcting of driving timing between multiple printing heads. Each nozzle row of a printing head is classified into multiple nozzle groups, and the driving timing of the nozzle groups other... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090225119 - Method and apparatus for detecting a media touch of an inkjet printhead: In a printer having a print head moveable relative to a recording medium, the recording medium and print head may touch each other, thereby possibly damaging the print head and/or the recording medium. In order to prevent further damage, it is advantageous to detect a medium touch as soon as... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090225117 - System and method for processing solid ink stick exception conditions in a solid ink printer: obtaining solid ink stick identification data from a solid ink stick inserted into a solid ink printer, detecting a solid ink stick exception condition, generating an ink stick ejection signal in response to the detected solid ink stick exception condition, and generating a message for display in response to the... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP

20090225121 - Method for obtaining correction value, liquid ejection device: [Solving Means] A liquid ejecting method includes: forming a test pattern configured to include a plurality of pixel rows, each of which has a plurality of pixels arrayed in a predetermined direction, arrayed in a direction crossing the predetermined direction; obtaining a read gray-scale value for every pixel row by... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090225122 - Printing device, printing device control method, printing control device, and printing control program: A printing device includes a printing process section configured so as to be capable of performing a first printing process in which, in synchronization with transporting of a printing medium performed at intervals of a predetermined constant transport amount, respective printing operations are performed on the printing medium, and a... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090225124 - Faster warm-up, lower energy, and quieter modes for solid ink printers: A method of operating a printer turns off a support structure heater when the printer enters standby mode. The print head is then moved away from an intermediate transfer surface supported by a support structure. Heat settings used to heat a print head are then varied to heat the print... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C. - Xerox

20090225123 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a recording head configured to jet a liquid; a liquid tank configured to store the liquid; and a supply tube having flexibility, the supply tube being provided between the liquid tank and the recording head, wherein the supply tube includes a first flow path through... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20090225125 - Ejection inspecting device, printer and ejection inspecting method: An ejection inspecting device is operable to inspect an ejection state of a fluid ejection device operable to eject a fluid. The ejection inspecting device includes: at least one pair of electrodes, disposed so that the fluid can pass; an oscillation executing unit, connected to the electrodes, and operable to... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090225126 - Image forming apparatus and storage medium storing diagnostic program used therewith: An image forming apparatus includes a printhead, an ink container, a sensor, a memory, and a processor. The printhead ejects droplets of ink to form an ink image. The ink container supplies ink to the printhead. The sensor detects an air leak in the ink container when an amount of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090225127 - Compositions and methods for printing on specialty media: Compositions and methods for printing on specialty media are disclosed. The methods comprise the steps of providing a fixing fluid, providing a dye- or pigment-based ink-jet ink containing an effective amount of a polyvinyl(alcohol-acetate) species, jetting the fixing fluid onto the specialty media forming a coated substrate, and jetting the... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090225128 - Head cleaning method for an inkjet printer and an inkjet printer: An inkjet printer and a head cleaning method for an inkjet printer reduce the time required for head cleaning while also reducing needless ink consumption. The control unit 30 of the printer 1 confirms if a timer AID flag, impact detection flag, startup process flag, AID hold flag, or cover... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept

20090225129 - Liquid ejecting apparatus and flushing method: A liquid ejecting apparatus that ejects liquid onto a liquid-ejected object includes: an object transport unit; a head unit having a nozzle row; a drying unit that dries the liquid of the liquid-ejected object; a flushing sheet that receives the liquid ejected from the liquid ejecting nozzles; and a flushing... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090225130 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes at least one recording head module including a plurality of heads, a branch member, and a base member. Each of the heads includes a plurality of nozzle arrays, and discharges liquid droplets onto a sheet. The branch member is provided on the heads to extend... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20090225131 - Fluid ejector structure and fabrication method: In one embodiment, a fluid ejector structure includes an orifice sub-structure and an ejector element sub-structure direct contact bonded together along a direct contact bonding interface. The orifice sub-structure has a plurality of orifices therein. Each orifice is positioned adjacent to a corresponding one of a plurality of fluid ejection... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090225134 - Fluid discharge device, and a printer and media processing device that use the fluid dicharge device: A fluid discharge device suppresses discharge defects caused by adhesion of fluid spray and maintains a good fluid discharge condition. A printer and a media processing device include the fluid discharge device. An inkjet head has ink nozzles for discharging ink. A box-shaped head cap 82 has an opening that... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090225135 - Liquid ejecting method, liquid ejecting head, and liquid ejecting apparatus: Provided is a liquid ejecting method, comprising ejecting a liquid from a liquid ejecting head, wherein: the viscosity of the liquid is in a range from 6 mPa·s to 15 mPa·s, the liquid ejecting head includes: nozzles which eject the liquid; a pressure chamber which applies a pressure variation to... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090225132 - Method for manufacturing a liquid jet head and a liquid jet apparatus: This manufacturing method includes a passage forming process, in which a liquid passage including at least a pressure generating chamber 12 is formed in a passage forming substrate 10 (110), a first bonding process, in which an adhesive is applied on one side of the passage forming substrate 10, in... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090225133 - Method of manufacturing at least one projecting section of nozzle plate, nozzle plate, inkjet head and image forming apparatus: A method of manufacturing at least one projecting section of a nozzle plate used in a liquid ejection head, includes: a partial lyophilic rendering step of rendering a lyophilic characteristic to a portion of a lyophobic film provided on an ejection surface side of a substrate in which a nozzle... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20090225136 - Ink jet recording head: An ink jet recording head includes an ejection outlet for ejecting ink; an energy generating element, provided on a silicon substrate, for generating energy for ejecting the ink from the ejection outlet; an ink flow passage, provided correspondingly to the energy generating element, communicating with the ejection outlet; a through... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090225137 - Method of manufacturing liquid ejecting head, liquid ejecting head and liquid ejecting apparatus: A method of manufacturing a liquid ejecting head includes: inserting a piezoelectric element unit into a storage portion of a case head while causing a fixed substrate to be struck to an inner surface of the storage portion of the case head by a magnetic force; and joining the piezoelectric... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090225139 - Droplet ejection device and printer: A droplet ejection device includes: a substrate having a first pressure chamber, a second pressure chamber, a third pressure chamber and a fourth pressure chamber extending in a first direction; a nozzle plate provided below the substrate, and having a first nozzle aperture continuous with the first pressure chamber, a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090225140 - Liquid ejection device: A liquid ejection device includes a liquid ejection member including a pressurized liquid chamber and a liquid ejection orifice which is in fluid communication with the pressurized liquid chamber to eject a liquid in the pressurized liquid chamber to the outside. A piezoelectric device is formed on the pressurized liquid... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090225138 - Liquid ejection head, liquid ejection apparatus: A liquid ejection head includes pressure generating chambers 11, piezoelectric elements 17, and a reservoir 22. The reservoir 22 communicates with a plurality of ink inlets 21a and 21b. In a confluence area of liquid supplied through the ink inlets 21a and 21b, a wall opposite to the pressure generating... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090225141 - Liquid ejecting method, liquid ejecting head, and liquid ejecting apparatus: Provided is a liquid ejecting method, including ejecting a liquid from a liquid ejecting head, wherein: the viscosity of the liquid is in a range from 6 mPa·s to 15 mPa·s, the liquid ejecting head includes: nozzles which eject the liquid; a pressure chamber which applies a pressure variation to... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090225142 - Liquid ejection head, method for manufactuirng the same, and liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejection head ejecting a liquid contained in a liquid reservoir from nozzle apertures through a plurality of liquid supply channels includes a first liquid supply member and a second liquid supply member that define the plurality of liquid supply channels. A filter is disposed between the first supply... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090225143 - Image forming apparatus and method: The image forming apparatus includes: an image forming device which forms an image on a recording medium; a transparent UV ink droplet ejection device which ejects and deposits droplets of transparent UV ink onto the recording medium; a UV light irradiation device which irradiates UV light onto the transparent UV... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090225144 - Image forming apparatus and method: The image forming apparatus forms an image on a recording medium by using an ink and an aggregating treatment agent. The ink contains coloring material, and the aggregating treatment agent contains a component which causes the coloring material to aggregate. The image forming apparatus includes: a treatment liquid deposition device... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090225145 - Method and apparatus for ink jet printing on rigid panels: Printhead-to-panel spacing is controllable to maintain a predetermined constant distance from the printing element to the surface of the panel where the ink is to be applied. Each of a plurality of printheads may be independently moveable to control the spacing of the printheads from the substrate surface. Sensors on... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20090225146 - Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus including same: A multi-beam scanning device for focusing deflected light beams onto an object to be scanned includes a light source unit, a deflector, a pitch adjustment device, and a conical-shape compression-torsion coil spring. The light source unit is rotatable about an optical axis and includes a plurality of light sources to... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090225147 - Exposing device, image forming apparatus and reading apparatus: An exposing device is supplied capable of producing a high-resolution printing image, and being easily manufactured as the position adjustment of the lens is not necessary. In the exposing device, a radiation point array substrate that arranges plural radiation point arrays with plural radiation points in a straight line, in... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090225148 - Optical writing head and image forming apparatus:

20090225149 - Thermal head and printer: A thermal head avoids a drop in print quality caused by adhesion of printing chaff. A thermal head 39 that presses against thermal paper that moves from one side to the other side and prints by melting dye contained in the thermal paper has a glazed layer 150 that is... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090225150 - Light-emitting head and printing apparatus using the same: A light-emitting head of a printing apparatus includes luminescent elements on a substrate. Each of the luminescent elements includes micro-light-emitting portions. A direction of a perpendicular bisector of a straight line joining centers of each micro-light-emitting portion of each luminescent element and another micro-light-emitting portion of the same luminescent element... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090225151 - Image forming apparatus: A disclosed image forming apparatus includes a laser array light source having plural laser light sources for generating plural laser beams; a photosensitive body having a surface on which an electrostatic latent image is formed by a surface potential changed by the plural laser beams emitted from the laser array... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

  
09/03/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20090219310 - Ink cartridge-attaching device and ink jet recording apparatus: An ink cartridge-attaching device includes a cartridge attachment section to which cartridges each storing an ink are attachable; optical sensors which are provided on the cartridge attachment section, which detect the cartridges attached to the cartridge attachment section, and each of which has light-emitting portion and light-receiving portion; and a... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090219311 - Droplet applying apparatus, method for measuring gap of droplet ejecting section and method for adjusting gap of droplet ejecting section: A droplet applying apparatus includes a base 11 having a mounting surface 11a on which a substrate 10 is to be mounted, beam members 41, 42 which are fitted to the base 11 so as to be movable relative to the base 11 in the arrow A direction, a plurality... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090219312 - Custom color printhead module: A custom color printhead module comprises a mixing reservoir having a first opening and a second opening each configured to receive a first colored ink and a second colored ink and to mix the ink in the reservoir to form a custom colored ink. A first and a second reservoir... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP

20090219314 - Liquid droplet ejecting apparatus: A liquid droplet ejecting apparatus includes an ejecting head configured to eject liquid droplets onto an ejected target element to form a of dots arranged at predetermined dot intervals in dot columns. The liquid droplet ejecting head has a flow passage unit including individual flow passages including a first individual... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090219313 - Method, head, and apparatus for ejecting liquid: A liquid ejecting method includes ejecting a liquid through a liquid ejecting head. Viscosity of the liquid falls within a range from 6 mPa·s to 15 mPa·s. The liquid ejecting head includes a nozzle that ejects the liquid, a pressure compartment that causes a change in the pressure of the... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090219315 - Liquid discharge device, piezoelectric ink jet head, and driving method for liquid discharge device: It is possible to minimize the amplitude of residual vibration of a piezoelectric actuator so as to maintain the image quality of a formed image at a preferable level in case of an ink jet head, for example. A liquid discharge device includes a control unit (14) for ON/OFF control... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090219316 - Printing method and apparatus: A printing method and apparatus is disclosed wherein the printhead has a linear array of nozzles oriented in an axis, and drops of a liquid are printed at a particular location from first and second nozzles of the printhead at a first location. In an embodiment, the nozzles are arranged... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090219318 - Inkjet printer: The recording head is formed with ejection holes including first ejection holes and second ejection holes arranged in a first direction. A recording medium has virtual columns extending in the first direction and virtual rows extending in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction. The virtual columns have first... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090219317 - Inkjet printing apparatus and inkjet printing method: When thinning processing is performed to reduce the occurrence of black stripe caused by an overlap between scanning areas that is designed to prevent an end deviation from causing a white stripe, dots printed in a predetermined region by not only an ejection opening array subjected to the thinning processing... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090219320 - Liquid droplet jetting apparatus: A damper control section controls a piezoelectric actuator attached to a damper, in a printing mode of jetting an ink by a pressure applied by an actuator for jetting, to suppress a pressure fluctuation in an ink storage chamber, and controls the piezoelectric actuator, in a purge mode of discharging... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department

20090219321 - Liquid ejecting device, computer system, and liquid ejecting method: A liquid ejecting apparatus etc. creating no blank space on a medium is achieved. The liquid ejecting apparatus has: a movable ejection head for ejecting a liquid; a feed mechanism for feeding a medium; and detecting means for detecting a position of an edge of the medium; wherein the apparatus... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090219319 - Material jet system: Material jet system, comprising a container for molten jet material (3) to be ejected, heating means (4) for melting and/or keeping molten said jet material, and jetting means (5, 6, 7) which are arranged to form and eject droplets (8) of said jet material. The system, moreover, comprises means (2)... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20090219322 - Image recording apparatus and image recording method: An image recording apparatus includes a feeding device which feeds a recording medium based on a target feed amount, a recording device which records an image on the recording medium that is fed by the feeding device, a feed-amount correcting portion which corrects the target feed amount, and a recording-position... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090219326 - Pressure-regulating chamber comprising float valve biased towards closure by inlet ink pressure: A pressure-regulating chamber for maintaining ink contained in the chamber at a predetermined first level relative to a printhead. The chamber comprises: an inlet port for connection to an ink reservoir via an ink supply line; an outlet port for connection to an ink inlet of a printhead via an... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090219325 - Pressure-regulating chamber for gravity control of hydrostatic ink pressure and recycling ink supply system: A pressure-regulating chamber for maintaining ink contained in the chamber at a predetermined first level relative to a printhead. The chamber comprises: an inlet port for connection to an ink reservoir via an ink supply line; an outlet port for connection to an ink inlet of the printhead via an... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090219324 - Printer having recycling ink and pressure-equalized upstream and downstream ink lines: A printer comprising a printhead and a pressure-regulating chamber containing ink at a predetermined first level relative to the printhead. The chamber comprises an outlet port, a return port positioned in a base of the chamber, a snorkel extending from the return port and terminating at a snorkel outlet positioned... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090219323 - Printer with ink supply system having downstream conduit loop: p

20090219327 - Inkjet printer: A heating lamp unit (40) is mounted on a head carriage (10) of an inkjet printer (1). Since the heating lamp unit (40) is positioned very close to an ink drop, which is discharged from the inkjet head (11) and dropped on a recording medium (30), and that the heating... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20090219328 - Heated drum assembly having integrated thermal sensing for use in a printer: A heated drum assembly enables improved thermal control of a hollow drum in the heated drum assembly by integrating thermal sensing devices in the assembly. The heated drum assembly includes a hollow drum having a circumferential wall that defines an outer boundary for an internal cavity, the hollow drum having... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP

20090219329 - Ink sensing device: h

20090219330 - Inkjet printing method, pretreatment liquid for inkjet printing and ink composition: According to an embodiment of the present invention, with an inkjet printer, an image is formed by adhering a colorless pretreatment liquid containing a polyvalent metal salt, 3-methoxy-3-methyl-1-butanol, and water to a plain paper thereby subjecting the plain paper to pretreatment, and thereafter, ejecting at least one type of ink... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090219333 - Inkjet recording apparatus: An inkjet recording apparatus is provided. The inkjet recording apparatus includes an inkjet head having a discharge surface in which discharge ports are formed for discharging ink; a moving mechanism that is configured to move the inkjet head and a recording medium relative to each other; and a capture unit... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090219332 - Method of depriming a printhead with concomitant isolation of ink supply chamber: A method of depriming a printhead. The method comprises the steps of: (i) providing a printhead having a plurality of nozzles for ejection of ink, an ink inlet and an ink outlet; (ii) providing an ink chamber having an outlet port connected to the ink inlet via an upstream ink... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090219331 - Method of priming a printhead with concomitant replenishment of ink in an ink supply chamber: A method of priming a printhead. The method comprises the steps of: (i) providing a printhead having a plurality of nozzles for ejection of ink, an ink inlet and an ink outlet; (ii) providing an ink chamber having an outlet port connected to the ink inlet via an upstream ink... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090219334 - Ink jet recording head and ink jet recording apparatus: An ink jet recording head includes a plurality of ink jet head substrates each including ejection outlets for ejecting ink and energy generating elements for generating energy for ejecting the ink; a supporting substrate for supporting the plurality of ink jet head substrates; an ink accommodating portion for accommodating the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090219335 - Cleaning method and cleaning unit of ink ejection section, and image forming apparatus: A method of cleaning an ink ejection section in an image forming apparatus that forms an image by ejecting an ink from the ink ejection section. The method includes the steps of: an ink wiping step for wiping off the ink on the surface of the ink ejection section; a... Agent: Clark & Brody

20090219336 - Liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes: a sub-tank which stores a certain volume of liquid; a liquid ejecting head which ejects the liquid supplied from the sub-tank; a sheet feeding drum which feeds an ejection target medium to be ejected with the liquid by rotation; a liquid container which stores the... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090219337 - Method of recycling container member: A method of recycling a container member containing a waste liquid absorbing member includes: removing at least a part of waste liquid from the waste liquid absorbing member having absorbed the waste liquid; and disposing the waste absorbing member, which at least a part of the waste liquid is removed... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090219338 - Waste liquid collector: A waste liquid collector is detachably mounted on a device including a discharge unit discharging a waste liquid and stores the waste liquid discharged from the discharge unit when the waste liquid collector is mounted on the device. The waste liquid collector includes: a pressed portion which is pressed to... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090219339 - Waste liquid collector: A waste liquid collector is detachably mounted on a device including a discharge unit discharging a waste liquid and stores the waste liquid discharged from the discharge unit when the waste liquid collector is mounted on the device. The waste liquid collector includes: an opening through which the discharge unit... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090219340 - Ink jet printing apparatus and ink jet printing method: An ink jet printing apparatus and an ink jet printing method are provided which use a printing head having a plurality of ejection opening arrays and enable high quality printing without causing uneven density in a conveying direction. For this purpose, by providing a plurality of ejection opening arrays to... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090219341 - Liquid ejection head and method of producing the same: A liquid ejection head, including: plates including a nozzle plate in which nozzles for ejecting liquid are formed, and stacked on each other with the nozzle plate being as an outermost plate, wherein the nozzle plate includes a first area in which the nozzles are formed and a second area... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090219342 - Inkjet printer: An inkjet printer including a UVLED unit which emits ultraviolet light to a print medium supported on a supporting table to cure UV ink droplets deposited on the print medium. The inkjet printer further includes a controller which adjust the light quantity of ultraviolet light, emitted from the UVLED unit... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20090219343 - Actuator, method for manufacturing actuator, droplet ejection device, droplet ejection head and printer: An actuator includes a deformable substrate, a magnetic body having an opening, provided above the substrate, and a coil that is disposed above the substrate and surrounds the magnetic body.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090219344 - Recording apparatus and inkjet printer: A recording apparatus may comprise a channel unit comprising a pressure chamber configured to store a liquid, and nozzles. The recording apparatus may comprise a reservoir unit connected to the channel unit and comprising a supply port, a drain port, a supply channel communicating with the channel unit, and a... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090219346 - Liquid droplet discharge head and liquid droplet discharge apparatus: A piezoelectric actuator includes upper and lower constant electric potential electrodes. The upper constant electric potential electrodes are connected to a first-common conducting section extending in a predetermined direction, both ends of the first-common conducting section are connected to second-common conducting sections, and thus a first electrode assembly is formed.... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090219345 - Method of manufacturing a liquid jet head and a liquid jet apparatus: A method of manufacturing a liquid jet head includes depositing a lower electrode film on a passage forming substrate and patterning the lower electrode film into a predetermined pattern, forming a piezoelectric layer on the passage forming substrate, forming an intermediate film made of a conductive material on the piezoelectric... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090219349 - Diaphragm plate with partially-etched port: A printhead assembly that includes a partially-etched port structured to be opened by application of pressure to the port area, one or more leaflets being depressed into an internal chamber communicating with the open port.... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C. - Xerox

20090219347 - Liquid transport apparatus and method for producing liquid transport apparatus: A piezoelectric actuator includes a vibration plate, a plurality of individual electrodes, wiring sections each extending from corresponding one of the individual electrodes and passing between the other individual electrodes other than the corresponding individual electrode, a piezoelectric layer arranged on the vibration plate to cover the individual electrodes, and... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090219348 - Piezoelectric device, its manufacturing method, liquid ejection head, and printer: A piezoelectric device includes a substrate composed of a (110) single crystal silicon, a driver IC formed in the substrate, and a piezoelectric device that is formed above the substrate and is driven by the driver IC, wherein the driver IC has an analog switch including a transistor, the transistor... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090219352 - Method of minimizing nozzle drooling during printhead priming: p

20090219350 - Pneumatic ink-jet system: A pneumatic ink-jet system is applied in an inkjet printer and uses a negative pressure generator, which is designed according to the Bernoulli's Theory, with a stable airflow in a certain speed to generated stable pressure inside at least one inkpot and at least one print head. Therefore, the at... Agent: Patenttm.us

20090219351 - Printhead de-priming system with float valve isolation of printhead from ink reservoir: p

20090219353 - Dual seating quick connect valve: A valve includes a stem, a cap, and a deformable lip. The stem includes a first sealing portion and has a longitudinal axis. The cap is connected to the stem and includes a passageway. The deformable lip extends from a periphery of the cap and includes a second sealing portion.... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff

20090219354 - Ink cartridge: The invention relates to an ink cartridge comprising a liquid ink, an extraction system for the liquid ink and a container for the liquid ink, the container having a non zero water vapor transmission rate, the liquid ink occupying a first region 411 of the container, the ink cartridge further... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090219355 - Ink cartridges: An ink cartridge has a case having an ink chamber defined therein, and a pivotable member positioned in the ink chamber. The pivotable member has an opening formed therethrough, and the pivotable member pivots about the opening of the pivotable member. The ink cartridge also has a supporting shaft having... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090219356 - Ink supply system with float valve chamber:

20090219358 - Printer comprising priming system with feedback control of priming pump:

20090219357 - Printer having ink supply system with float valve chamber:

20090219360 - Bubble-bursting box for an ink supply system: a cover for the bubble-bursting chambers and the air chamber, the cover defining a roof of the box, the cover having one or more air channels defined therein, each air channel providing fluid communication between a respective bubble-bursting chamber and the common air chamber.... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090219366 - Method of priming a printhead having downstream ink line connected to a priming pump: c

20090219362 - Method of priming a printhead with ink bubbles present in a printhead assembly:

20090219363 - Method of replacing a printhead in an inkjet printer with minimal ink wastage:

20090219364 - Printer comprising multiple color channels with single air pump for printhead priming:

20090219365 - Printer comprising priming pump and downstream expansion chamber:

20090219361 - Printer comprising priming/de-priming system with cooperative pushing and pulling of ink through printhead:

20090219359 - Printhead priming system with feedback control of priming pump:

20090219367 - Liquid ejecting head and liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting head includes a head body, a supply member having a first member, a second member, and a third member each having a liquid supply channel, the supply member including a first filter provided between the first member and the second member and a second filter provided between... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090219368 - Printer with ink line dampening of ink pressure surges: A printer comprising: a printhead having an ink inlet and an ink outlet; an ink chamber for supplying ink to the printhead; an upstream ink line interconnecting an outlet port of the ink chamber and the ink inlet; a downstream ink line connected to the ink outlet; and a first... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090219369 - Ink jet recording apparatus: An ink jet recording apparatus includes an ink jet head in which a plurality of nozzles are arranged, a sub-scan driving unit which carries a recording medium to be formed with an image, a first carrying unit which is disposed on a downstream side of a carrying direction of the... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090219373 - Belt transport device and belt transport control method: A belt transport device includes: a drive roller which is driven by a power source; a driven roller which is held in a rotatable manner; an endless belt which is wound on the drive roller and the driven roller; a band-like detecting section which is arranged on the endless belt... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090219370 - Ink jet recording apparatus: An ink jet recording apparatus including an ink jet head in which a plurality of nozzles are arranged, a sub-scan driving unit which carries a recording medium to be formed with an image, a suction unit which sucks the recording medium on the sub-scan driving unit, and a heating unit... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090219372 - Recording apparatus: A recording apparatus includes a recording unit that forms an image on a recording medium, a recording medium conveying unit, which confronts the recording unit, and which includes a recording medium supporting surface including a hole, a suction unit that draws air through the hole to draw the recording medium... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090219371 - Sheet feeding device, image recording apparatus and sheet feeding amount compensating method: A sheet feeding device for intermittently feeding a sheet member on the basis of a commanded feeding amount included in each of successively generated feeding commands, including an upstream feeding roller and a downstream feeding roller and rotated by respective first and second amounts of rotation corresponding to the commanded... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090219374 - Inkjet recording material and method of manufacturing the same: An inkjet recording material includes: a waterproof substrate; and at least two ink-receiving layers that are provided on the waterproof substrate and include a first ink-receiving layer and a second ink-receiving layer, wherein the second ink-receiving layer is located at a position nearer to the waterproof substrate than that of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090219375 - Thermal printer: THERMAL PRINTER comprised by two chassis, first chassis (3) having movable blade (11) from cutting mechanism (7), thermal head (12) from thermal printing mechanism (9), automatic activation mechanism from movable blade and tracking mechanism from platen roller (8), and second chassis (4) wherein fixed blade of the cutting mechanism, and... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP

20090219376 - Internal drum image setter: An internal-drum imagesetter for transferring data to disc-like data storage media has a pickup for arranging the data storage media and a transfer head having at least one transfer means for transferring the data to the data storage medium. In this case, the pickup is advantageously at least partially cylindrical... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090219377 - Multi-beam image forming apparatus: A multi-beam image forming apparatus is disclosed in which a semiconductor laser array including plural semiconductor laser elements serves as an optical beam generation unit. The apparatus includes a printing ratio counting unit that counts printing ratios of the semiconductor laser elements in plural printing areas divided in a scanning... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090219378 - Electrooptic device: An electrooptic device having a simple structure that can efficiently increase deflection of a beam is provided. The device includes: an electrooptic crystal (11) having an electrooptic effect; an electrode pair of a positive electrode (12) and a negative electrode (13) for generating an electric field inside the electrooptic crystal;... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

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