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06/24/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20100156968 - Ink-jet print apparatus and method: The ink-jet print apparatus includes: first to third head portions configured to form red, green, and blue color filters on a substrate; a plurality of nozzles provided in each of the first to third head portions; a camera, above the substrate, configured to photograph a transmittance of each of sub-pixels... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP

20100156969 - Ink-jet recording method and ink-jet recording apparatus: An ink-jet recording method includes: determining an aggregation degree G (AB) brought about when the ink A and the ink B are brought in contact with each other, at least one of the ink A and the ink B containing a pigment; judging, based on the aggregation degree G (AB),... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20100156970 - Method and apparatus for discharging liquid material: [Solving Means] In a method for discharging a liquid material in the state of a liquid droplet through a discharge orifice by applying inertial force to the liquid material, the method is characterized in comprising the steps of measuring a distance A from a lower end of the discharge orifice... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100156972 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of controllers that controls nozzle groups for forming an image on an image forming medium based on image data; a plurality of distribution processing units that are connected to a portion of the controllers to transmit to the controllers image data for controlling... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20100156971 - Recording apparatus: The present invention provides a recording apparatus, which ejects a second liquid to a non-image area other than an image area formed by dots recorded by ejecting ink droplets onto a curable solution layer.... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.

20100156974 - Inkjet printing apparatus and printhead control method of the apparatus: A control signal to control ink discharge from a printhead is generated. Urgency of A/D conversion of a detection signal is generated in accordance with a position represented by a signal output from an encoder. Upon determining based on the urgency to perform A/D conversion, control signal generation stops. Upon... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100156973 - Printing apparatus and printing method: The present invention has an object to provide an inkjet printing apparatus that can realize both high quality image formation and improvement of a device life caused by the reduction of a mist amount of a processing liquid. The present invention is provided with a control unit that can independently... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100156982 - Ejection status determining method for inkjet printing head: The present invention is to provide, for each nozzle, a temperature sensor that detects a temperature change accompanying driving an ejection heater. In the temperature change, an inflection point appears when an ink is ejected normally. Then, calculated is a summation of absolute values of the differences between a value... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100156981 - Ink jet printing apparatus and ink jet printing method: An ink jet printing apparatus and an ink jet printing method are provided in which information about an ink amount ejected on each of unit areas into which a preceding print medium is divided and information about a size of a following print medium are acquired. A delay time for... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100156977 - Ink jet printing apparatus and printing method: An object of the present invention is to provide a printing apparatus and a printing method even with a variation in the temperature of a print head, thus keeping the quality of images resulting from printing high. Adjustment patterns used to adjust the difference in ink ejection timing between ink... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100156978 - Inkjet print apparatus and inkjet print method: The present invention relates to a print apparatus for performing a print by a scan of a print head with heaters generating thermal energy for ejecting ink. A temperature of the print head is detected before the scan of the print head, and when the detected temperature exceeds a threshold... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100156976 - Inkjet printer head arranging method and inkjet printer head arranging apparatus: A method and apparatus for arranging heads of an inkjet printer such that ink droplets discharged from respective multiple heads are corrected to zero degrees, X-directional positions of the multiple heads are precisely mechanically arranged, and Y-directional positions of the multiple heads are precisely arranged by software. The inkjet printer... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100156975 - Inkjet printing apparatus: In an inkjet printing apparatus using plural line type inkjet printing heads for one color ink, and forming an image by dividing image data into pieces corresponding to the plural printing heads, a complementary printing operation using a simple configuration is achieved without causing a substantial decrease in printing speed... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100156979 - Inkjet printing apparatus and printing method: In an inkjet printing method of performing printing on a printing medium by ejecting inks from a printing head configured to eject chromatic inks and an achromatic ink while moving the printing head, high-quality printing with few boundary stripes produced when the amount of inks is large is realized without... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100156980 - Inkjet printing apparatus, inkjet printing system, and inkjet printing method: An inkjet printing apparatus, an inkjet printing system and an inkjet printing method are provided in order to correct a print density at a joint (overlapped portion) of nozzle arrays of a print head. The print density at the joint (overlapped portion) of the nozzle arrays is corrected based on... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100156983 - Ink-jet recording apparatus: An ink-jet recording apparatus, including: an ink-jet head; a conveyor mechanism; a relative movement mechanism; a detecting device; an output device; a sensor for detecting a recording medium existing between the head and the conveyor mechanism; and a relative-movement control device including: (a) a first control portion configured to control... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20100156984 - Ink-jet recording apparatus: An ink-jet recording apparatus, including: an ink-jet head; a conveyor mechanism; a sensor to detect a recording medium being conveyed; a detecting device; an output device; and a controller to control the relative movement mechanism to conduct a first operation in which the conveyor mechanism and the ink-jet head are... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20100156985 - Liquid ejection apparatus: A liquid ejection apparatus includes: a liquid ejection head which ejects photo-curable liquid from a nozzle; a supporting member which supports, from a side opposite to the liquid ejection head, an ejection target to which the liquid is ejected from the liquid ejection head; a light applying apparatus which applies... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20100156986 - Ink jet printing apparatus: The present invention is to provide an inkjet printing apparatus configured to improve throughput by promoting fixation of ink on a print medium and to effectively promote cooling of a heating member using a relatively simple configuration. To achieve this, the present invention utilizes vaporization heat generated when vaporization components... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100156987 - Method of measuring printer spatial characteristics: Methods (700), apparatuses, systems (500) and computer program products for measuring spatial characteristics of an inkjet printer (200, 300) are disclosed. Group of marks (810/815) of a first predetermined pattern are printed (720) on a print medium (230) using a first group of nozzles (420). Groups of marks (820/825) of... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100156988 - Liquid ejection head and printing apparatus: A print head of which influence on an ink to be ejected from an ejection port subsequently by an air flow generated by an ink to be ejected from the ejection port is suppressed evenly for respective ejection ports in the print head is provided. A print head has an... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100156989 - Injection molded mounting substrate: The present invention relates to a fluid ejection assembly that includes an injection-molded mounting substrate that is formed by a two-shot injection molding process, wherein a housing portion of the mounting substrate is formed by a first shot molding, and a die-attach portion of the mounting substrate is formed within... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff

20100156990 - Liquid discharge head and method of manufacturing the liquid discharge head: A liquid discharge head includes an Si substrate which is provided with an element for generating energy used in discharging a liquid and a liquid supply port which is provided to pass through the Si substrate from first surface to rear surface so as to supply a liquid to the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100156991 - Printhead having layered heater elements and electrodes: A printhead is provided having nozzles and heaters having heater elements and electrodes connecting current from a power source to the heater elements to heat, and form gas bubbles in, liquid within the nozzles which causes ejection of the liquid from the nozzles. The heaters are formed of layers of... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100156992 - Buttable printhead module and pagewide printhead: A printhead module includes a substrate, a plurality of drop ejector arrays, and electronic circuitry. The substrate includes a butting edge extending in a first direction along the substrate. The plurality of drop ejector arrays extends substantially parallel to the butting edge of the substrate with a first drop ejector... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff

20100156993 - Inkjet print head and print element substrate for the same: An inkjet print head is provided with a plurality of electrode terminals connected to a plurality of connecting terminals extending from electrical wiring members transmitting drive signals of elements generating energy for ejecting ink, and an insulating portion for insulating the extending portion of the connecting terminal to the connecting... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100156994 - Liquid ejection head and recording apparatus including the same: A liquid ejection head includes a housing having a first outer surface; a liquid ejection substrate disposed at a first portion of the first outer surface and having ejection ports for ejecting liquid; and a wiring member disposed on a second portion of the first outer surface so as to... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100156996 - Liquid discharge head and method of manufacturing the same: A liquid discharge head includes a liquid discharge substrate including a discharge port for discharging liquid, and a flow path member including a transparent member that is transparent to a laser beam, an absorption member capable of absorbing a laser beam, and a flow path for supplying liquid to the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100156995 - Liquid droplet ejecting head and liquid droplet ejecting apparatus: A liquid droplet ejecting head of an aspect of the invention includes: a nozzle ejecting a liquid-droplet; a liquid flow path member in which a liquid is supplied toward the nozzle; a back-pressure generating unit applying back-pressure to the liquid in a liquid-flow-path toward the nozzle; a beam member joined... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.

20100156997 - Drop generating apparatus: A drop generator having a via structure configured for electrical and fluidic interconnection. The via structure includes an electrically conductive layer and an electrically insulating layer disposed on the electrically conductive layer.... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom/parc

20100156999 - Liquid ejecting head and liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting head including a first base member in which a plurality of pressure generating chambers communicating with nozzle openings and a series of partition walls are arranged in parallel, a second base member disposed on the first base member, a reservoir serving as a common liquid chamber for... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100156998 - Method and apparatus for printing: Methods and apparatus for printing are described. A first mode of printing includes actuating a set of two or more actuators configured to drive printing fluid ejection from a corresponding set of two or more nozzles. In response to a drive signal, each actuator pressurizes a corresponding pumping chamber and... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100157000 - Liquid ejection head, liquid ejecting apparatus, and actuator: A liquid ejection head includes: a pressure generating chamber communicating with a nozzle hole; a vibrating film placed on one side of the pressure generating chamber; and a pressure generating element including a piezoelectric layer formed between a first and a second electrodes placed on the vibrating film. The pressure... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100157001 - Ink manifold with multiple conduit shut off valve: An ink manifold defining multiple fluid flow paths has openings arranged for detachable connection with conduits in an interface. Shut off valves at each of the openings respectively, are biased open. An actuator biased to a closed position by a resilient element, where it holds all the shut off valves... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100157002 - Ink tank and recording apparatus: An ink tank includes an ink supply connection port connected to a main body of a recording apparatus for supplying ink thereto, a first ink reservoir reserving the ink supplied to a sub-tank, a first ink delivery passage supplying the ink reserved in the first ink reservoir to the ink... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100157004 - Multi-color ink tank with features spaced by distances ensuring interface with printhead and carrier support structure: A multi-color ink tank includes certain features that properly interface with features on a printhead and carrier support structure to operatively seat the ink tank in the carrier support structure in a sealed flow communicative relationship with the printhead. These interface features are spaced apart relative to one another at... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20100157003 - System with security device separate from ink tank in a printer: An ink tank security system on a printer includes an ink tank connection station having a cavity with a passage for insertion of at least one ink tank through the passage into the cavity to supply ink for printing operations by the printer and for removal of the ink tank... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20100157005 - Industrial printer with cutter and dryer modules: An industrial printer includes a frame; a cabinet defining a media path; a pagewidth printhead arranged on the frame for printing images on blank web media; pilot guides for guiding the blank web media fed from cartridges via the media path past the pagewidth printhead to facilitate printing; a dryer... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100157006 - Printing apparatus: A printing apparatus includes: a medium holding unit which is divided into a plurality of members to form a holding surface and holds a printing medium being transported on the holding surface; a heat transfer type first heating unit which is disposed in the medium holding unit and heats the... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100157007 - Print enhancement of pixels to improve readability: A method to improve the image of a printed barcode by enhancing coverage of the print pixels within solid printed areas to improve the print uniformity and decrease the graininess of the typical ink jet printing by dissolving a small percentage of the colorant and distributing more uniformly. The parameter... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc.

20100157008 - Hand operated marking device employing printer with movable printhead and retractable shutter: A hand operated marking device for printing upon print media, the marking device comprising: a pair of housings which are movably interconnected together so that a first one of the housings is adapted to be received in a second one of the housings responsive to compression of the housings between... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100157009 - Methods and systems for decorating flexible packaging: Method and systems are provided for decorating product packaging. A substrate suitable for product packaging to a thermal printer, such as a thermal transfer printer. A decoration is selected for printing on the substrate. The thermal printer is operated to print at least a portion of the decoration on the... Agent: Danaher Product Id

20100157011 - Light-emitting element array drive device, print head, image forming apparatus and signal supplying method: A light-emitting element array drive device includes: plural light-emitting elements; plural switch elements electrically connected mutually in an array and respectively to the light-emitting elements, and setting the respective light-emitting elements ready to emit light when turned on, and unready to emit light when turned off; a transfer signal supply... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.

20100157010 - Light-emitting element head, image forming apparatus and light-emission control method: A light-emitting element head includes: plural light-emitting element array chips that are divided into plural groups and that each are provided with light-emitting elements arranged in an array; a signal generation unit that generates a light-emission control signal for controlling blinking of the light-emitting elements, and an identification signal for... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.

20100157012 - Image processing matching position and image: An apparatus includes: a position detection section which detects the position of the apparatus at predetermined detection timing; a light source section which emits light at light emitting timing synchronized with the detection timing; an image-taking section which takes the image of a photographic subject by using the emitted light;... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

  
06/17/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20100149229 - Controlling digital printing: A method and system for digital printing with plural marking engines in which a controller determines which of the marking engines has first completed its initialization/warm-up cycle and begins printing on that marking engine. As additional marking engines complete their initialization/warm-up cycle, additional concurrent printing is commenced on them.... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20100149230 - Printhead cartridge cradle having control circuitry: A printhead cartridge cradle is provided having a frame, a printed circuit board pivotally supported by the frame, a cover pivotally supported by the frame to pivot between a closed position at which a printhead cartridge is secured within the frame and the printed circuit board is pivoted to connect... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100149231 - Image forming method: Provided is a method for forming an image using an ink-jet recording method which forms the image with a single pass printing method employing an ink comprising water in an amount of 20 to 90 weight % based on the total weight of the ink, a pigment and a water... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20100149232 - System and method for identifying a particular inkjet ink: A system for identifying a particular inkjet ink includes an ink delivery tubing interconnecting an ink cartridge and a printhead, a quantity of ink dispensing from the ink cartridge to the printhead by flowing through the ink delivery tubing, a light emitter configured and positioned to transmit light in a... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20100149235 - Liquid-ejection testing method, liquid-ejection testing device and computer readable medium: A liquid-ejection testing method includes the following steps (A) to (D): (A) a step of making a conductive first detection member and a conductive second detection member opposed, in a non-contact state, to a liquid ejecting nozzle that is to be tested; (B) a step of ejecting a charged liquid... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100149233 - Pressure modulation cleaning of jetting module nozzles: A continuous inkjet printhead includes a jetting module, a fluid system, and a controller. The jetting module includes an array of nozzles. The fluid system includes a liquid source and a pressure control device. The liquid source includes a liquid and is connected in fluid communication with the jetting module.... Agent: Andrew J. Anderson Patent Legal Staff

20100149237 - Recording head and recording apparatus, and inspection apparatus of recording head and method thereof: A temperature detection circuit acquires first temperature data detected by a temperature sensor corresponding to a heater of a recording head in a state in which no electric current is flowed into the heater, and second temperature data for the heater in a state in which an electric current is... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100149234 - Speed calculation device, image forming device, and storage medium: A speed calculation device is provided. The generation component generates a plurality of pulse signals with different phases in accordance with rotation of a rotating body. The detection component detects rises and falls of respective pulses of the plurality of pulse signals generated by the generation component. The duration calculation... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.

20100149236 - Speed calculation device, speed estimation device, image forming device, and storage medium: A speed calculation device is provided. The generation component generates a plurality of pulse signals with different phases in accordance with rotation of a rotating body. The detection component detects rises and falls of respective pulses of the plurality of pulse signals generated by the generation component. The duration calculation... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.

20100149238 - Thermal cleaning of individual jetting module nozzles: A liquid ejection device includes a jetting module including an array of nozzles; a thermal stimulation device associated with each nozzle of the array of nozzles; and a controller in electrical communication with each thermal stimulation device. The controller is configured to provide a first activation waveform to each thermal... Agent: Andrew J. Anderson Patent Legal Staff

20100149239 - Printhead ic with sub ejection control: A printhead IC is provided having an array of ejection nozzles, sensing circuitry for sensing a temperature of the nozzle array which is de-activatable after a period of use, and drive circuitry for receiving print data and providing drive pulses to the nozzles to cause ejection in accordance with the... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100149241 - Image recording apparatus: An image recording apparatus is provided with at least one recording head having a nozzle array configured by a plurality of nozzles and a nozzle array drive unit for driving the nozzle array, and a conveyance mechanism for loading and conveying a record medium for a recording process using ink... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, P.C.

20100149240 - Printing apparatus and printing method: A printing apparatus which prints by discharging ink droplets from a first nozzle array and a second nozzle array based on print data using a printhead including the first nozzle array and the second nozzle array for discharging ink droplets of the same color and different discharge amounts, the apparatus... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100149242 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an ink discharge unit including nozzles to discharge ink and to form an image on a recording medium; a conveyer belt to convey the recording medium so that the recording medium passes through an area facing the ink discharge unit, the conveyor belt including blank... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100149243 - Printhead ic having temperature based ejection: A printhead IC is provided having an array of ejection nozzles, sensing circuitry for sensing temperatures of regions of the nozzle array, and drive circuitry for providing drive pulses to the nozzles to cause ejection. The drive circuitry is configured to set a different profile of the drive pulses for... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100149244 - Printhead ic with multiple operating modes: A printhead IC for receiving print data from a print engine controller (PEC) which may be one of a plurality of different types of PEC. The printhead IC has an array of nozzles for ejecting drops of printing fluid onto a media substrate and drive circuitry for driving the array... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100149245 - Recording apparatus and recording method: In the present invention, a conveying operation of a recording medium is controlled on the basis of a first correction value and a second correction value. The first correction value is used for correcting a conveying amount when the recording medium disengages from a first conveying roller, and the second... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100149246 - Media identification system with moving optoelectronic device: A printing system includes a carriage that is movable along a carriage scan direction and an optoelectronic device mounted on the carriage. A media input location, for storing a recording medium, is included along with at least one unobstructed optical path between the optoelectronic device and a plurality of regions... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff

20100149247 - Nozzle functionality detection of inkjet printers: Methods (200), apparatuses (700), and computer program products are disclosed for detecting the functionality of a plurality of ink ejecting nozzles of a printing device. A test chart is printed (210) using the ink ejecting nozzles of the printing device. The test chart comprises line patterns. Each line pattern is... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100149248 - Print position correcting device, method of controlling print position correcting device, and printing apparatus: A print position correcting device includes: a head unit which ejects a liquid onto a print medium being transported on a transport surface; detectors which detect a position of the print medium being transported; a transport information calculator which calculates transport information regarding a transport status of the print medium... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100149249 - Surface treatment method, circuit lines formation method, circuit lines formation apparatus, and printed circuit board formed thereby: The present invention relates to a method of surface treatment, a method for forming circuit lines, a printed circuit board formed thereby, and an apparatus for forming circuit lines on a substrate, wherein fine circuit lines are formed simply, rapidly, and economically. The method for forming circuit lines of the... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20100149250 - Printhead assembly with air expulsion arrangement: A printhead assembly includes an elongate channel member of a metal alloy; a flexible elongate fluid carrier positioned on a floor of the channel member, the fluid carrier defining a plurality of passages longitudinally extending along a length of the fluid carrier, the fluid carrier further defining a repeated pattern... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100149251 - Printhead cartridge incorporating ink supply and moveable maintenance station: A printhead cartridge for an inkjet printer is removably receivable in the printer. The cartridge comprises: a pagewidth printhead, an ink delivery system and a maintenance station. The maintenance station comprises: a chassis reciprocally moveable between a first position and a second position, and a printhead maintenance system mounted on... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100149252 - Fluid ejecting apparatus and maintenance method of fluid ejecting apparatus: A fluid ejecting apparatus includes a fluid ejecting head in which nozzles are formed on a nozzle forming surface and corresponding maintenance devices. A supporting member supports each of the maintenance devices in a disposition state that corresponds to the fluid ejecting head. A simultaneous transfer mechanism moves the supporting... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100149253 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus for forming an image includes a recording head, a nozzle, an ink repellent layer, and an elastic wiper blade. The nozzle is provided in the recording head and includes an ink discharge surface including a substantially elongated discharge opening from which ink is ejected. The ink... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100149254 - Liquid ejecting head and liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting head including a plurality of nozzle groups, a plurality of reservoirs, each of which corresponds to each nozzle group, each reservoir having an introduction port, wherein the reservoirs include a first reservoir in which the introduction port is disposed in the center of the reservoir in the... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100149256 - Printer including dot data generator with stochastically ramped print data: A printer including a print media transport path, a plurality of printhead modules located across the print media transport path, each printhead module having an elongate printhead, said printheads being slanted and nozzles of respective printheads overlap with nozzles of printheads of neighboring printhead modules, and a dot data generator... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100149255 - Printhead nozzle arrangement having ink ejecting actuators annularly arranged around ink ejection port: A printhead for an inkjet printer includes a wafer defining a plurality of nozzle chambers and a plurality of ink supply channel in fluid communication with the plurality of nozzle chambers for supplying the plurality of nozzle chambers with ink; an ink ejection port associated with each nozzle chamber; and... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100149257 - Molded ink manifold with polymer coating: A printhead assembly includes a molded ink manifold, a plurality of printhead integrated circuits, and an adhesive film sandwiched between the ink manifold and the printhead integrated circuits. A manifold bonding surface of the molded ink manifold includes a polymer coating. The polymer coating plugs fissures resulting from a molding... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100149258 - Ink jet print head and printing method and apparatus using the same: The present invention relates to measures for preventing end deviation that may occur during high-duty printing such as one-pass printing, and in particular, to measures for preventing density unevenness (white stripes) in the case of ink with a low lightness such as black ink. According to the present invention, the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100149260 - Ink jet head and method of manufacturing the same: An ink jet head includes a Si substrate with a surface having a {100} orientation; a passage holding ink on the Si substrate; an ink discharge port which is communicatively connected to the passage and through which ink is ejected; and a supply port which extends through the Si substrate,... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100149261 - Ink jet recording head and method for manufacturing same: An ink jet recording head includes a recording element substrate and a supporting member. The recording element substrate has an energy generating element that generates energy used for discharging liquid. The supporting member has a plurality of supply paths that are through holes facilitating supplying liquid to the recording element... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100149259 - Uv-curable coatings and methods for applying uv-curable coatings using thermal micro-fluid ejection heads: An aqueous-based UV-curable fluid composition for use in a micro-fluid ejection device. The fluid composition includes a mixture of poly-functional compounds, a colorant compound, a photo-initiator and less than about 50 weight percent water based on a total weight of the fluid composition, wherein the fluid composition is substantially devoid... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20100149262 - Protective coatings for solid inkjet applications: An aperture plate coated with a composition including a first monomer, a second monomer, a fluorinated compound, such as fluorosilane, fluoroalkyl amide, fluorinated ether and the like, and a photoinitiator, where the first and second monomer are different. A process of coating an aperture plate includes applying the compositions to... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.

20100149263 - System and method for acoustic ejection of drops from a thin layer of fluid: Features described herein relate to ejecting drops from a thin layer of fluid. Piezoelectric elements can generate a uniform high acoustic field, which is transferred through a segmented metal support structure and an acoustic horn. The sound waves generate capillary waves on a thin layer of fluid on a top... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP / Xerox - Parc

20100149268 - Inkjet printer with low drop volume printhead: An inkjet printer with a printhead and an ink supply. The printhead has inkjet nozzles assemblies, which eject ink droplets having a drop volume of about 1 picoliter. The ink supply, which supplies ink to the nozzle assemblies, contains ink having a viscosity in the range of 0.7 to 15... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100149264 - Liquid ejecting head, liquid ejecting head unit, and liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting head includes a nozzle plate that has a transparent property and includes a nozzle row in which a plurality of nozzle openings ejecting liquids are arranged in line, and a communicating path forming substrate that is bonded to the nozzle plate and has a communicating path communicating... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20100149266 - Mems integrated circuit with polymerized siloxane layer: A MEMS integrated circuit comprises: a silicon substrate having a passivated CMOS layer, a MEMS layer disposed on the passivated CMOS layer, and a polymer layer disposed on the MEMS layer. The CMOS layer comprises drive circuitry for actuating actuator devices in the MEMS layer and the polymer layer comprises... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100149265 - Method of manufacturing liquid discharge head: A liquid discharge head includes a member which is provided with a discharge port for discharging a liquid and made of a resin. Here, the member contains a plurality of inorganic particles. In addition, in a surface of the member on which the discharge port is opened, a density of... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100149267 - Nozzle assembly with thermal bend actuator for displacing nozzle: A nozzle assembly for an inkjet printhead includes a substrate assembly defining an ink inlet; a nozzle defining an opening through which ink is ejected, the nozzle including a crown portion and a skirt portion depending from the crown portion; wall portion extending from the substrate towards the nozzle and... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100149270 - Modular printer assembly with arcuate printheads: A modular printer assembly includes a housing having an upper cover, a lower cover, a first side wall, and a second side wall opposing the first side wall; a pair of communication ports, a first communication port of the pair for connecting the modular printer assembly with a first external... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100149269 - Modular printhead incorporating alignment mechanism for printhead module: A modular printhead includes a chassis; a plurality of printhead modules mounted in the chassis; a plurality of alignment mechanisms each corresponding to a respective printhead modules, each alignment mechanism being interposed between the chassis and a respective printhead module, each alignment mechanism including a lever provided on a first... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100149271 - Modular, duplexed printer with substantially identical printhead assemblies: A modular printer that has a housing with an upper and an lower cover to define a print media inlet at one end between the covers and a print media outlet at an opposite end between the covers. An inlet roller assembly is mounted proximate the print media inlet for... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100149272 - Uv-curable coatings and methods for applying uv-curable coatings using thermal micro-fluid ejection heads: An aqueous-based UV-curable fluid composition for use in a micro-fluid ejection device. The fluid composition includes a mixture of poly-functional compounds, a colorant compound, a photo-initiator and less than about 50 weight percent water based on a total weight of the fluid composition, wherein the fluid composition is substantially devoid... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20100149273 - Inkjet printhead incorporating multiple heater elements for weighted ink drop ejection: A pagewidth printhead includes a printhead controller; a wafer substrate defining a plurality of inlets; and a plurality of micro-electromechanical nozzle arrangements on the wafer substrate and under control of the controller. Each nozzle arrangement includes side walls disposed on the wafer substrate with a roof portion attached to said... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100149274 - Energy control of a nozzle of an inkjet printhead: A nozzle assembly for an inkjet printhead is disclosed. The nozzle assembly includes an inkjet nozzle having an actuator for ejecting an ink droplet from the inkjet nozzle when a resistive element of the actuator is heated by an electrical current. A drive transistor provides an energy pulse to the... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100149275 - Printhead integrated circuit assembly with compensation controller: A printhead integrated circuit assembly includes a substrate having a plurality of micro-electromechanical nozzle arrangements formed thereon, each micro-electromechanical nozzle arrangement including a nozzle chamber defined by a crown portion, a skirt portion, and a wall portion; a lever arm included with the micro-electromechanical nozzle arrangement, the lever arm connected... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100149277 - Ink ejection device with circular chamber and concentric heater element: An ink drop ejection device with a bubble forming chamber for holding an ejectable liquid, a nozzle in fluid communication with the bubble forming chamber, and at least one heater element in the bubble forming chamber for thermal contact with the bubble forming liquid. Heating the heater element to a... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100149279 - Inkjet nozzle assembly having heater element bonded to chamber wall via dielectric layer: An inkjet nozzle assembly has a chamber with a nozzle opening for ejecting a liquid, a heater element disposed in the chamber, and a dielectric layer sandwiched between the heater element and a wall of the chamber. The dielectric layer has a thermal product of less than 1495 Jm−2K−1s−1/2. The... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100149276 - Nozzle chambers having suspended heater elements: An inkjet printhead is disclosed. The printhead includes a substrate, nozzle chambers formed on the substrate, and at least one heater element suspended in each nozzle chamber.... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100149278 - Printhead having low energy heating circuitry: A printhead is provided having a plurality of nozzles and heating circuitry for heating an ejectable liquid to cause ejection of the ejectable liquid from the nozzles. The heating circuitry is configured such that the energy required to be applied thereto to cause the ejection causes heating of the ejectable... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100149281 - Liquid ejection head substrate and liquid ejection head: A liquid ejection head substrate includes a primary conductive layer; an insulating layer; a pair of secondary conductive layers; a first connecting portion where the primary conductive layer is electrically connected to the secondary conductive layers, the first connecting portion penetrating the insulating layer; and a second connecting portion whose... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100149282 - Printhead nozzle cell having photoresist chamber: A nozzle cell of a printhead is provided which has a multi-layer substrate defining a fluid inlet, side walls extending from the substrate around the fluid inlet and comprising walls of silicon nitride encapsulating hardened photoresist, an apertured roof supported by the side walls to define a chamber, and a... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100149280 - Substrate for ink ejection heads, ink ejection head, method ofmanufacturing substrate, and method of manufacturing ink ejection head: A liquid ejection head according to the present invention includes a heat-generating resistor layer, a first electrode layer, an insulating layer extending over the heat-generating resistive layers and the first electrode layer, and a second electrode layer that has a first portion which extending through the insulating layer and which... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100149283 - Ink-jet recording head, recording element substrate, method for manufacturing ink-jet recording head, and method for manufacturing recording element substrate: An ink-jet recording head includes a plurality of recording element substrates each having an ejection pressure generating element configured to generate pressure for ejecting ink from an ink discharge port. The plurality of recording element substrates each include a first surface on which the corresponding ejection pressure generating element is... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100149284 - Liquid ejecting head, liquid ejecting apparatus, actuator device, and manufacturing method of liquid ejecting head: A liquid ejecting head includes: a piezoelectric element having a first electrode provided above a flow path forming substrate in which pressure generation chambers are formed, a piezoelectric body layer provided so as to correspond to each pressure generation chamber, and a second electrode provided above the piezoelectric body layer,... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100149285 - Liquid ejecting head, liquid ejecting apparatus, and piezoelectric actuator: A liquid ejecting head includes a pressure generating chamber that communicates with a nozzle opening and a piezoelectric element that includes: a first electrode; a piezoelectric body layer that is formed on the first electrode and which has a perovskite structure with a general formula of ABO3, and a second... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100149286 - Printing device and method of manufacturing a light emitting device: A first pressure generating chamber, which is sealed by a first elastic plate mounted with a first piezoelectric element at one surface, and a second pressure generating chamber, which is sealed by a second elastic plate mounted with a second piezoelectric element at one surface are formed in a casing.... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20100149289 - Liquid application mechanism and inkjet recording apparatus: A liquid application mechanism includes a liquid application unit that applies liquid to an application medium, and a liquid supply unit that supplies the liquid to the liquid application unit from a storage unit. The liquid supply unit recovers a portion of the liquid to the storage unit, the portion... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100149290 - Method for filling liquid-discharge-head cartridge with liquid, and method and apparatus for manufacturing liquid-discharge-head cartridge: A method for filling a liquid-discharge-head cartridge with liquid includes a first step in which a suction operation is performed at a first suction pressure while a suction member is moved along the discharge port row in the discharge-port surface at a first moving speed to suck the liquid in... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100149291 - Printhead assembly with printhead ic tiles: A printhead assembly for a pagewidth printer arrangement includes a channel shaped member; and a number of printhead tiles located in the channel shaped member. Each tile includes a printhead integrated circuit (IC) carrier member for receiving a printhead IC; and an ink ducting member that mates with the carrier... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100149288 - Recording apparatus: An ink jet recording apparatus includes a recording head, an ink tank, and two ink routes. The recording head is mounted on a carriage moving along a recording surface of a recording medium and discharges ink and thereby performs recording on the recording medium. The ink tank is disposed inside... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100149287 - Selectable fill volume for ink reservoir: A method for filling an ink tank to one of several selectable ink fill volumes, by providing an ink tank including an ink reservoir having a maximum fill volume V and selecting an ink fill volume Vi to store in the ink reservoir. One subsequently determines a quantity of pellets... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff

20100149292 - Ink cartridge for inkjet printer: An ink cartridge includes a main body and a cover. A liquid storing chamber and an air introducing post for communicating the liquid storing chamber with the outside atmosphere are disposed in the main body. A liquid filling port is disposed on the cover. A balancing chamber, a detecting chamber,... Agent: Venable LLP

20100149293 - Liquid ejection head: A liquid ejection head includes ejection orifices allowing liquid to be ejected therethrough, passages communicating with the ejection orifices and the pressure chambers each accommodating an energy generating element generating energy for ejecting the liquid therein, a supply port supplying the liquid to the passages, and a filter including substantially... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100149294 - Inkjet printer with elongate nozzle array supplied through pulse damped conduits: An inkjet printer that has an elongate array of nozzles for ejecting ink, a plurality of ejection actuators, each configured to eject ink through one of the nozzles respectively, a plurality of ink conduits aligned with a longitudinal extent of the elongate array of nozzles, the ink conduits extending adjacent... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100149297 - Recording apparatus: A recording apparatus which transports a recording material onto a recording support unit, ejects ink from a recording head to perform recording on the recording material, includes: a hot air generating unit which is provided at a holding member of the recording head on one side of the recording head;... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100149295 - System and method for registering color ink jet printing in a mailing machine: Printing systems including top registration plates and electromagnetic-curable inkjet print heads are described including methods for setting the intensity of the related electromagnetic sources. The printer includes a top registration plate that includes a plurality of registration plate print head openings, each opening adjacent to the registration plate. The transparent... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc.

20100149296 - Uv-curable coatings and methods for applying uv-curable coatings using thermal micro-fluid ejection heads: An aqueous-based UV-curable fluid composition for use in a micro-fluid ejection device. The fluid composition includes a mixture of poly-functional compounds, a colorant compound, a photo-initiator and less than about 50 weight percent water based on a total weight of the fluid composition, wherein the fluid composition is substantially devoid... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20100149299 - Image forming apparatus: An inkjet recording apparatus provides an improved printing speed and improved convenience of use. A recording head discharges droplets of a recording liquid onto a paper so as to form an image on the paper. A belt conveyance mechanism has a belt onto which the paper is electrostatically attached. The... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100149298 - Recording apparatus: There are provided a suction unit which sucks a recording medium, and a unit which changes sucking force of the suction unit according to the property of the recording medium. Hereby, since the sucking force of the suction unit can be set according to a state of the recording medium.... Agent: Sughrue-265550

  
06/10/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20100141694 - Printing apparatus: The printing apparatus includes: a print unit to print on a medium using a pigment ink and a dye ink; a stir mechanism capable of stirring at least the pigment ink; and a control unit to perform control to make the duration of the stirring operation executed prior to starting... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100141695 - Ink-jet recording device and ink-jet recording method: An ink-jet recording device and method capable of recording a high-quality image with no conspicuous joint belt-like line formed along the border portions between bands each of which is formed by horizontal scannings by serial recording. A band having a width corresponding to a predetermined amount M of movement is... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20100141696 - Ejecting method and ejecting apparatus: Provided is a method of ejecting a coating agent cured by irradiation of an electromagnetic wave, the method including: a first operation which ejects the coating agent onto a medium; a second operation which is performed after the first operation so as to irradiate an electromagnetic wave to the coating... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100141697 - Ink jet apparatus: A drop emitting device that includes a drop generator, a drive signal including a plurality of fire intervals applied to the drop generator, wherein the drive signal includes in each fire interval a bi-polar drop firing waveform or a time varying non-firing waveform.... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C. - Xerox

20100141698 - Liquid discharging apparatus and liquid discharging method: d

20100141699 - Printing apparatus and dither mask: Provided is a printing apparatus that performs printing by moving a print head in main scan directions and sub scan directions relative to a printing medium, including: an input unit that inputs image data constituting an image; a halftone processing unit that converts the input image data to dot data... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20100141701 - Image recording device and image recording method: A control unit sets a head drive shortest cycle depending on a print mode, measures an encoder signal cycle, determines whether or not a measured encoder signal cycle is shorter than a head drive shortest cycle set in advance, switches a record synchronization signal to the head drive shortest cycle... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz Goodman & Chick, P.C. 16th Floor

20100141700 - Printing device and computer program product for use in printing device: A printing device configured to operate selectively in one of a single-sided printing mode and a double-sided printing mode comprises a printing unit configured to eject ink, and a controller. When the printing device operates in the double-sided printing mode, the controller is configured to calculate a drying time for... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20100141702 - Cmos-controlled printhead sense circuit in inkjet printer: A CMOS-controlled printhead sense circuit includes a CMOS control circuit module operable as a transmission gate switchable between first and second signal levels and a CMOS sense circuit module operable in a printhead sense mode in response to the CMOS control circuit module being switched to the first level and... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20100141703 - Method for laser drilling fluid ports in multiple layers: A method includes attaching multiple layers to a back side of at least a portion of a fluid dispensing subassembly having at least one inlet port to form a fluid dispensing assembly, aligning a laser to a region of the fluid dispensing assembly, the region corresponding to the inlet port,... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C. - Xerox

20100141704 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus a plurality of head chip modules including a plurality of head chips, and a plurality of sub covers to cover the plurality of head chip modules individually. Covering the plurality of head chip modules respectively with a plurality of sub covers a significant reduction in evaporation... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20100141705 - Compact waste ink absorber facilitating fluid evaporation: A waste ink absorber and evaporator for an inkjet printing system includes a body of porous capillary medium that wicks liquid ink to an outer surface having several corrugations that form an evaporative outer surface area of the body of porous capillary medium.... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff

20100141706 - Non-contact method of maintaining inkjet printhead: A method of maintaining an ink ejection face of a pagewidth printhead. The method includes the steps of: flooding the face with ink; positioning a transfer roller adjacent the face and without contacting the face; rotating the transfer roller and simultaneously transferring flooded ink from the ink ejection face onto... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100141707 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus is disclosed that includes plural heads that are arranged in a main scanning direction, the heads including plural nozzle arrays that are arranged in the main scanning direction and configured to discharge droplets of recording liquids in at least three different colors including a yellow recording liquid.... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100141708 - Liquid projection apparatus: wherein the transducers are formed as beams in a material layer, separated by slots within the material layer, and the width of the slot varies along the length of the beams, the width of the slot being a minimum at a position substantially adjacent the nozzle.... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, L.L.P.

20100141709 - Shaping a nozzle outlet: A nozzle layer is described that has a semiconductor body having a first surface, a second surface opposing the first surface, and a nozzle formed through the body connecting the first and second surfaces, wherein the nozzle is configured to eject fluid through a nozzle outlet on the second surface,... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100141710 - Nozzle device with expansive chamber-defining layer: A nozzle device for an inkjet printhead includes a substrate assembly defining an ink supply; a chamber-defining layer defining a nozzle chamber in fluid communication with a nozzle opening and the ink supply; and an actuating arm coupled to the substrate assembly and terminating in a paddle separating the ink... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100141711 - Liquid-jet head chip, liquid-jet head, and liquid-jet recording apparatus: To discharge a liquid from each of liquid discharge flow paths without being affected by an operating state of the other liquid discharge flow paths, a liquid-jet head chip includes: an actuator substrate including a plurality of discharge grooves each being open on one surface of the actuator substrate, and... Agent: Bruce L. Adams, Esq Adams & Wilks

20100141712 - Ink-jet head and manufacturing method thereof: Disclosed are an ink-jet head and a method of manufacturing the ink-jet head including a plurality of chambers, a membrane covering the plurality of chambers, and a plurality of actuators separated from one another by a virtual dividing line on the membrane such that pressure is applied to each of... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100141713 - Short circuit protection for inkjet printhead: Systems and apparatus for ejecting fluid. A fluid injection apparatus includes a fluid ejector unit for ejecting a droplet of fluid, an integrated circuit, and a conductive trace electrically coupling the fluid ejector unit and the integrated circuit. A portion of the conductive trace includes a fuse.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100141714 - Liquid ejecting head, liquid ejecting apparatus, and piezoelectric element: A liquid ejecting head includes: pressure generation chambers which communicate with nozzle orifices; and piezoelectric elements which induce pressure change in the pressure generation chambers and each include a first electrode, a piezoelectric body layer formed on the first electrode, and a second electrode formed on the side opposite to... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100141715 - Imaging apparatus and methods: A method of modifying an imaging cartridge detachably mountable to an imaging apparatus, the imaging cartridge comprising a cartridge chip, the method including detaching the cartridge chip from the imaging cartridge, the cartridge chip comprising a light emitting device adapted for emitting light in the visible spectrum; and attaching a... Agent: William L. London

20100141716 - Ink cartridge and residual amount display method: To perform a regular movement every time in an ink residual amount detector of an ink cartridge so as to prevent error detection of the ink residual amount. Provided is an ink cartridge including: a housing having a window at a side surface, for accommodating a flexible ink bag a... Agent: Bruce L. Adams, Esq Adams & Wilks

20100141719 - Ink tank for liquid printing apparatus, method of manufacturing same, liquid printing apparatus with same, and method of detecting remaining ink: An ink tank capable of optically detecting ink remaining in an ink accommodation chamber with high precision is provided. A printing apparatus, a method of manufacturing the ink tank, and a method of detecting ink remaining in the ink tank are also provided. Radiated light (11) projected into an ink... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100141717 - Printing device fluid reservoir with gripping features: Embodiments of a printing device fluid reservoir with gripping features are disclosed. In an embodiment of the present invention, the fluid reservoir includes a first surface and a fluid-containing body located beneath the first surface. According to an embodiment of the present invention, the first surface includes a protruding grip,... Agent: Peter P. Hernandez, Patent Legal Staff Eastman Kodak Company

20100141718 - Printing device fluid reservoir with gripping features: Embodiments of a printing device fluid reservoir with gripping features are disclosed. In an embodiment of the present invention, the fluid reservoir includes a first surface and a fluid-containing body located beneath the first surface. According to an embodiment of the present invention, the first surface includes a protruding grip,... Agent: Peter P. Hernandez Patent Legal Staff

20100141720 - Spreading and leveling of curable gel ink: A method of leveling a curable phase-change ink on a surface includes printing the curable phase-change ink onto a transfer surface, pressing the transfer surface onto a print substrate with sufficient pressure to level the ink, and exposing the curable phase-change ink to radiation through the transfer surface to cure... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom/parc

20100141721 - Liquid-jet head chip, liquid-jet head, and liquid-jet recording apparatus: To simplify a head-chip is provided with an actuator including grooves and a cover plate bonded onto the one surface of the actuator and including an opening portion including an ink chamber having an aperture plane being open on an upper end surface and slits extending from the ink chamber... Agent: Bruce L. Adams, Esq Adams & Wilks

20100141722 - Recording apparatus: A recording apparatus has: a recording head having a liquid chamber and nozzles; a tank that stores the liquid which is supplied to the recording head; a liquid supply path that supplies the liquid from the tank to the liquid chamber; a supply pump provided on the liquid supply path;... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100141723 - Water-based ink for ink-jet recording and ink-jet recording method: r

20100141726 - Image forming method: An image forming method includes: moisture-controlling one surface of an inkjet recording medium having an air permeability of 300 seconds or more; feeding the moisture-controlled inkjet recording medium onto a conveyance path in a state where the moisture-controlled inkjet recording medium is curled such that a surface of the moisture-controlled... Agent: Solaris Intellectual Property Group, PLLC

20100141724 - Ink-jet recording apparatus, ink-jet recording method and ultraviolet ray curable ink: Disclosed are an inkjet recorder and inkjet recording method wherein the problem of image quality degradation caused when an image formed of an ultraviolet-curable ink employing no aqueous solvent is cured using flash light is solved, and a high-gloss high-quality image can be attained quickly while eliminating deterioration in density... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20100141725 - Recording apparatus: Provided is a recording apparatus including: a recording unit for performing recording on a recordable medium; a transportation unit for transporting the recordable medium; and a drier for accelerating the drying of the recordable medium by ejecting gas to the recordable medium, wherein the drier is configured such that the... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100141727 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an apparatus main body, a transport mechanism that is provided in the apparatus main body and transports a sheet, a recording head to record an image by discharging ink to the sheet transported by the transport mechanism, a sheet guide that is provided to be... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100141728 - Printer module and electronic apparatus: A printer module for a clam-shell type printing apparatus having a lid that opens and closes with respect to a housing, includes a head assembly including a head and mounted on the housing, a platen roller mounted on the lid, and a main assembly including a frame and a motor... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20100141729 - Laser marking method, laser marking apparatus and optical element: In a method for producing a permanent mark in an optical element which consists essentially of a material that is transparent in the visible spectral region, a marking region of the optical element is irradiated with laser radiation in order to generate local, near-surface material changes in such a way... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20100141730 - Scanning optical apparatus: A scanning optical apparatus includes a light source, a deflecting element for deflecting a beam of light emitted from the light source, an optical device for causing the beam of light emitted from the light source to be imaged into a linear shape long in the main scanning direction on... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100141731 - Line printer head and image forming apparatus including the same: Disclosed is a line printer head that exposes an object, e.g., a photoconductor body, of an image forming apparatus. The line printer head includes multiple light emitting devices in a linear arrangement along a main scanning direction. Each light emitting device includes a light emitting region, a first electrode on... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us

20100141732 - Image recording device and method: An object is to repress image degradation due to sensitivity unevenness and a change of sensitivity of a recording medium. Laser light emitted from a plurality of laser light sources are combined, the combined laser light is irradiated to the recording medium including a photosensitive layer and a light-transmitting layer... Agent: Young & Thompson

  
06/03/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20100134539 - Ink jet recording apparatus, ink supplying mechanism and ink jet recording method: An ink jet recording apparatus according to an embodiment of the invention includes an ink jet head having a pressure chamber facing a nozzle, and an upstream port and a downstream port connected to the pressure chamber, a main tank connected to the ink jet head via the upstream port... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100134540 - Method of priming pagewidth printhead: A method of priming ejection nozzles of a printhead is provided in which inwardly directed force is applied on an exterior wall of a bag containing fluid for distribution to the nozzles so as to reduce an available fluid volume of the bag, thereby causing fluid to be distributed from... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100134541 - Secure updating of integrated circuits: A method of attempting a write to an entity to cause performance of an action is provided in which a first message is sent to the entity which causes performance of the action and adjustment of initial values in respective security fields of the entity to respective first adjusted values,... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100134542 - Inkjet printing partially imaged panels with superimposed layers: A panel and method for making the panel are disclosed. The panel includes a substrate sheet partially imaged with a print pattern. The print pattern subdivides the panel into a plurality of discrete printed areas and/or a plurality of discrete unprinted areas. The design is superimposed on or forms a... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100134543 - Recording element substrate and recording head having the same: A recording element substrate includes a recording element, a first voltage conversion circuit configured to receive a first control signal and to output the first control signal with an increased amplitude, a second voltage conversion circuit configured to receive a second control signal and to output the second control signal... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100134544 - Ink jet printing apparatus and ink jet printing method: A voltage pulse that keeps the ejection volume within a specified range is selected for a plurality of print element columns, based on the heater rank and ink temperature information that influences the ejection volume during ink ejection. At this time, the voltage pulse is controlled so that the voltage... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100134545 - Printing apparatus, printing method, and program: A printing apparatus includes a line head which includes first and second basic heads each having a plurality of nozzles in a predetermined direction and in which the first and second basic heads are arranged in the predetermined direction so as to form an overlapping section in the predetermined direction... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100134549 - Inkjet printing system and method: An inkjet printing system and method for printing comprising a printhead having two columns of nozzles, and the printhead is in fluid communication with an ink source and in electrical communication with a controller. In response to the print control signals transmitted from the controller, the printhead ejects ink from... Agent: Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire, P. A.

20100134548 - Inkjet recording apparatus: An inkjet recording apparatus includes a recording head that includes a discharge port face on which a plurality of discharge ports for discharging ink is formed, a cap configured to cap the discharge port face, a suction recovery unit configured to suck ink from the recording head via the cap,... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100134546 - Printing apparatus, printing method, and program: A printing apparatus includes: a first head which has a plurality of nozzles arranged at a first pitch in a predetermined direction; a second head which has a plurality of nozzles arranged at a second pitch larger than the first pitch in the predetermined direction and which is spaced from... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100134547 - Printing apparatus, printing method, and program: A printing apparatus includes: a first head which has a plurality of nozzles arranged at a predetermined pitch in a predetermined direction; a second head which has a plurality of nozzles arranged at the predetermined pitch in the predetermined direction in the predetermined direction and which is spaced from the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100134550 - Printing control apparatus, printing system, and printing control program: A printing control apparatus includes a printing unit which designates a color material amount set corresponding to a designated index by referring to a lookup table defining a correspondence between the index that specifies a target value that is information indicating a color of an object and a target color... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20100134553 - Printer for nesting with image reader: A printer is provided having a body shaped for nesting with an image reader, and a printhead for printing of print media. The body is configured so that the nested image reader extends outwardly therefrom such that printed media from the printhead is collected on a surface of the image... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100134551 - Printing apparatus: A printing apparatus includes a plurality of image sensors imaging a sheet to be conveyed, and a direct sensor unit performing the signal processing of the outputs of the image sensors to detect the movement of the sheet. Here, the plurality of image sensors are provided on the carriage at... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100134552 - Printing apparatus: Provided is a printing apparatus including a sensor unit for measuring a moving state of a sheet by optically detecting a surface of the sheet conveyed by a conveying unit. The sensor unit measures and compares the moving states of the sheet at a first measurement position and a second... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100134554 - Printhead integrated circuit having sensing and test circuitry: A printhead IC is provided having ejection nozzles, drive circuitry for sending drive pulses to resistive heaters of the nozzles to cause ejection from the nozzles, sensing circuitry being activated to sense the temperature of the printhead IC and adjust the profile of the sent drive pulses in accordance with... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100134555 - Resin composition, resin cured product, and liquid discharge head: p

20100134556 - Liquid droplet ejection apparatus, method for manufacturing electro-optic device, electro-optic device, and electronic equipment: A liquid droplet ejection apparatus for drawing on a workpiece by ejecting functional liquid droplets includes a functional liquid droplet ejection head that is movable relative to the workpiece; and a suction unit that sucks the functional liquid droplets from an ejection nozzle of the functional liquid droplet ejection head.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100134557 - Platen and image recording apparatus: A platen for supporting a reverse surface of a recording medium under a recording head capable of performing image recording with ink droplets on the recording medium, which is conveyed along a specified direction in a main body of an inkjet recording apparatus. The platen comprises an ink receiving portion... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20100134558 - Carriage and recording apparatus provided therewith: A carriage mounting a head unit having a recording head thereon and reciprocatably supported on a recording apparatus, the carriage includes: a displacement mechanism displacing the head unit in the direction intersecting with a head surface of the recording head; and a tilt angle adjusting mechanism to adjust a tilt... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100134559 - Printhead assembly incorporating laminated ink distribution stack: An elongate printhead assembly for a pagewidth printer includes a printed circuit board (PCB) having mounted thereon various electronic components to facilitate operation of the printer; one or more printhead integrated circuits, each angularly disposed with respect to a longitudinal axis of the PCB; one or more printed circuit interconnections... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100134561 - Droplet ejection device and manufacturing method thereof: A droplet ejection device includes a first member and a second member. The first member includes a droplet ejection surface which has a plurality of nozzles opening thereon and a flat bonding surface which lies opposite to the droplet ejection surface. The droplet ejection surface is curved corresponding to a... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20100134562 - Inkjet printhead with first and second nozzle plates: An inkjet printhead with first and second nozzle plates. The first nozzle plate is comprised of a first material spanning a plurality of nozzles. The first nozzle plate has a plurality of cavities filled with a filler such that an upper surface of the first nozzle plate and an upper... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100134560 - Method for manufacturing nozzle plate for liquid ejection head, nozzle plate for liquid ejection head and liquid ejection head: Provided is a method for manufacturing a nozzle plate which has a through hole having an ejection port. In the method, the through hole, which has one opening as an ejection port for ejecting the liquid, is arranged on a Si substrate by an anisotropic etching method wherein etching and... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20100134563 - Modular printer with arcuate printheads: A modular printer includes a housing having an upper and lower cover, a first side wall having an air duct with an air inlet, and a second side wall defining air exit vents, the air duct, air inlet and air vent facilitating ducting of warm air over print media passing... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100134565 - Inkjet nozzle device with static and movable nozzle chamber portions: A nozzle device for an inkjet printer includes a support structure defining an ink inlet chamber connected to a source of ink; an elongate actuating arm cantilevered relative to the support structure; and a nozzle chamber structure defining a nozzle chamber for receiving ink from the ink inlet chamber, the... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100134564 - Liquid ejecting head, liquid ejecting apparatus, and method for manufacturing liquid ejecting head: A liquid ejecting head is provided which ejects liquid from nozzle openings by driving pressure generating elements, and includes: at least two rows of lead electrodes that supply an electrical signal to the pressure generating elements; and at least two wiring boards for supplying the electrical signal to the lead... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100134566 - Element substrate, and printhead, head cartridge, and printing apparatus using the element substrate: This invention relates to a printhead element substrate having a plurality of electrothermal transducers and a plurality of switching elements which drive the plurality of electrothermal transducers. The element substrate has a level converter which is shared by adjacent electrothermal transducers and steps up an input driving signal, and a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100134567 - Inkjet printhead with heater elements having parallel current paths: An inkjet printhead having an array of ink chambers is disclosed. Each ink chamber has a nozzle and a heater element for generating vapour bubbles to eject ink through the nozzle. The heater element has multiple current paths connected in parallel. Each current path has at least one portion with... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100134568 - Mems device with uniform membrane: A MEMS based device is described with recesses covered by a membrane. The membranes over the recesses are highly uniform due to being formed by a stack of layers that are epitaxial layers with high uniformity. The unnecessary layers of the stack, such as the handle layer, are removed prior... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100134569 - Continuous inkjet printers: The invention describes a print-head for a continuous inkjet printer having a charge electrode array in which each charge electrode in the array is relatively wide (W) compared to the spacing (s-W) between the electrode. Preferably the width is an order of magnitude greater than the spacing.... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP

20100134574 - Attachment, liquid container, and liquid supply apparatus: An attachment is mounted on a cartridge holder of a printer as a replacement of an ink cartridge. An ink outlet member having a link passage is separably secured to an attachment body. Ink is supplied from the exterior to the ink outlet member through an ink supply tube. When... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

20100134572 - Ink jet recording apparatus and ink jet recording method: An ink jet recording apparatus which records information on a medium by jetting an ink onto a recording surface of the medium includes an ink accommodation section which accommodates the ink; a head which jets the ink onto the recording surface; a transporting roller which transports the medium on which... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20100134570 - Ink refill device and method: This disclosure provides a device and method for refilling ink cartridges. In some embodiments the device and related method are partially automated. In some embodiments the method involves very few manual steps, the use of the device results in very little ink loss, and the device is easy to maintain.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100134571 - Liquid ejection head and ink-jet printer: A liquid ejection head may include a first flow channel member and a second flow channel member, wherein the first flow channel member and the second flow channel member are disposed to form a liquid supply flow channel configured to supply liquid to an ejection port, a supply and discharge... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20100134573 - Printhead assembly with ink supply shut off: A printhead assembly with a printhead and a shut off (138) valve that has a valve body (200) defining an ink inlet (202) for connection to an ink supply, an ink outlet (67) connected to the printhead IC. A diaphragm (212) is biased into sealing engagement with the valve seat... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100134575 - Refillable ink cartridge with ink bypass channel for refilling: A refillable ink cartridge has an ink port for both supplying ink to a printhead and refilling the cartridge. An ink reservoir has ink absorbent material disposed therein with a main fluid channel extending between the ink port and the ink absorbent material. A bypass fluid channel with a control... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100134576 - Flotation apparatus: A flotation apparatus F includes a tank 1 for receiving a liquid raw material, and introduces air into the tank 1 to generate bubbles for adsorbing print ink in the liquid raw material to the bubbles, thereby floating and separating the print ink. The flotation apparatus F includes a circulating... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20100134577 - Inkjet printhead with pressure pulse priming: An inkjet printer that has a printhead with an array of ink ejection nozzles, an upstream ink line for connecting the printhead to an ink supply, a downstream ink line for connecting the printhead to a sump, a pump in the downstream ink line for drawing fluid out of the... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100134578 - liquid ejection apparatus with a transporter surface including at least one hard porous member: There are provided a sucking unit having a recording medium transportation surface including a plurality of sucking holes, a decompression chamber communicating with the sucking holes and a sucking device for sucking air in the decompression chamber, and a delivering device for sucking a recording medium supplied onto the recording... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20100134579 - Hand operated marking device incorporating printer with movable printhead and replaceable cartridge: A hand operated marking device includes a pair of housings movably interconnected together, a first one of the housings adapted to be received in a second one of the housings responsive to a compression of the housings; a printer located along a bottom surface of the first housing, the printer... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100134580 - Thermal printer and drive control method of thermal head: A thermal printer includes a first thermal head which is so provided as to be brought into contact with one side of a paper, a second thermal head which is so provided as to be brought into contact with the other side of the paper, and a controller. The first... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100134581 - Thermal head, thermal printer, and manufacturing method for thermal head: To improve printing quality and reduce manufacturing cost, a plurality of heating resistors (14) are arranged with spaces therebetween on a heat storage layer (13) laminated on a surface of a supporting substrate (11) via an adhesive layer (12) made of an elastic material. A cavity portion (19) is formed... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/seiko Instruments Inc.

20100134582 - Thermal head, thermal printer, and manufacturing method for thermal head: To improve heat generating efficiency and printing quality, a plurality of heating resistors (14) are arranged with spaces therebetween on a heat storage layer (13) laminated on a surface of a supporting substrate (11) via an adhesive layer (12) made of an elastic material. A cavity section (19) is formed... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/seiko Instruments Inc.

20100134583 - Thermal head, thermal printer, and manufacturing method for thermal head: To improve print quality, a plurality of heating resistors (14) are arranged with spaces therebetween on a heat storage layer (13) laminated on a surface of a supporting substrate (11) via an adhesive layer (12) made of an elastic material. A cavity portion (19) is formed at a region between... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/seiko Instruments Inc.

20100134584 - Thermal printer and drive control method of thermal head: A thermal printer includes a first thermal head which is so provided as to be brought into contact with one side of a paper, a second thermal head which is so provided as to be brought into contact with the other side of the paper, and a controller. The first... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100134585 - Printer: A printer comprises a transfer assembly 56 for transferring a print image formed on an intermediate transfer sheet 42 to a print surface of a print medium 100, a print tray 12 on which the print medium 100 is placed, and a retaining roller 70 installed slightly downstream of the... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20100134586 - Exposure head and image forming apparatus: An exposure head and an image forming apparatus are provided. The exposure head includes: a lens array which has a first light transmissive substrate and a lens disposed on the first light transmissive substrate; a second light transmissive substrate; a light emitting element which is disposed on the second light... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

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