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Incremental printing of symbolic information September class, title,number 09/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100245410 - Ink supply devices: An ink supply device includes an ink cartridge and a cartridge mounting portion including a first detector, a second detector, and a determiner. The ink cartridge includes a first detectable portion, a second detectable portion, and a third detectable portion. The determiner is configured to execute a first determination process... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20100245409 - Motor control device, image forming apparatus, and motor control method: A motor control device includes a measurement unit, a speed control unit, a correction unit, a drive unit, and a disturbance suppressing unit. During a time period before a measurement value of speed of one of a motor and a driven object which is driven by the motor measured by... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20100245411 - Droplet jetting device: A droplet jetting device that includes a recording head section, a pressure sensor and a regulation pump is provided. The recording head section includes a recording head that jets droplets from nozzles and records an image at a recording medium. The pressure sensor is provided at the recording head section... Agent: Solaris Intellectual Property Group, PLLC
20100245412 - Image printing using specialty ink: An image is printed with an inkjet-printing device using specialty ink (300). The device can use standard cyan ink, standard magenta ink, standard yellow ink, and standard black ink to print full-color images on media. However, the specialty ink is a type of ink other than the types of the... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100245413 - Ink supply devices: An ink supply device includes a cartridge mounting portion to which an ink cartridge is mounted by being inserted thereinto in an insertion direction. The cartridge mounting portion includes a first detector configured to detect a first portion and a second portion of the ink cartridge. The ink supply device... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20100245414 - Adjustment assembly for adjustably mounting guide members on printhead carrier support frame to establish desired print gap: An adjustment assembly adjustably mounts opposite ends of elongated guide members on opposite side panels of a printhead carrier support frame of a printer to establish a desired mounting relationship between the guide members and opposite side panels and thereby establish a desired print gap between a sheet of print... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department
20100245415 - System and method for facilitating replacement of a printhead with minimal impact on printhead alignment: A system enables a printhead to be aligned independently of other printheads in a printhead assembly. The system includes a printhead configured to eject ink onto an image receiving member, a plate to which the printhead can be rigidly mounted and selectively removed, and a translation carriage to which the... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP
20100245420 - Imager forming apparatus and foam application device: A disclosed image forming apparatus comprises an image forming unit configured to form an image on a to-be-recorded medium, and a foam application unit configured to apply foam of at least one of a liquid and a gel to the to-be-recorded medium or an intermediate member. The intermediate member is... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20100245421 - Ink-jet recording apparatus: An ink-jet recording apparatus including: an ink-jet head; a feeding mechanism which includes a feeding member having a feeding surface and which is configured to feed a sheet on the feeding surface in a feeding direction; a supplying mechanism which supplies the sheet to the feeding mechanism; and a controller... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20100245416 - Ink-jet recording method, ink, ink cartridge, recording apparatus, and recorded matter: An ink-jet recording method including: printing on a medium by ejecting thereon ink having a pH value of 8 or more and containing at least a particulate colorant, emulsion resin and surfactant, the medium prepared by providing at least a coat layer containing a pigment on at least one surface... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100245419 - Inkjet cartridge pen: A hand-held ink jet device constructed for use with insertable ink jet print/cartridges to produce ink droplet streams is provided. The device includes a memory capable of storing at least one image pattern. A driver coupled to the inkjet jets and being selectively actuatable for providing ink jetting electrical energy... Agent: Adam K. Sacharoff Much Shelist Denenberg Ament & Rubenstein
20100245418 - Liquid discharge apparatus and method for controlling the same: A liquid discharge apparatus includes: a head having a nozzle surface having a plurality of nozzles which are open in the nozzle surface and through which a liquid is discharged toward an object; a transporting device which transports the object relative to the nozzle surface in a transporting direction and... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20100245422 - Method of three dimensionally locating printhead on printer: A method of locating a printhead on a printer is provided in which a printhead is provided which has at least one integrated circuit having a plurality of ejection nozzles, the printhead is mounted to the printer by bringing each of a slot defined with respect to the x-coordinate of... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100245417 - Recording apparatus: A recording apparatus includes a recording head which has a plurality of recording elements, a drive unit, a selection-data generating mechanism which generates data for selecting a certain operation mode of the recording elements, a data transmitting mechanism which outputs a predetermined particular bit patterns at a tail end of... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20100245424 - Drive control apparatus and ink-jet printer provided with the same: A control circuit of a printer makes a signal selecting circuit select a connection signal of a checking circuit, and then make output, to one driver IC which detects a connection state with the control circuit. The control circuit outputs a selection signal which makes the signal selecting circuit select... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20100245423 - Droplet ejecting head and image forming device: There is provided a droplet ejecting head in which plural ejecting openings, that eject droplets onto a recording medium that is conveyed by a conveying unit that conveys the recording medium, are provided so as to be lined-up in a conveying direction of the recording medium onto which the droplets... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100245425 - Liquid ejecting apparatus and control method of the same: e
20100245427 - Image forming device and image forming method: An image forming device is provided. The image forming device includes: a liquid drop jetting head having liquid chambers including jetting ports that jet liquid drops onto a recording medium, and a flow path that supplies or recovers liquid to or from the respective liquid chambers; and a control component... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100245426 - Ink-jet printing method and ink-jet printing system for multi-definition printing: The present invention relates to a method of addressing the nozzles of a printhead; a group of nozzles of a print column of the printhead are staggered and are arranged according to a spatial order, e.g. N01 N02 N03 N04 N05 N06 N07 N08 N09 N10 N11 N12, with respect... Agent: Venable LLP
20100245428 - Liquid ejecting apparatus and flying curve detecting method: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid ejecting head having a nozzle row including nozzles that eject a liquid on an ejecting target medium. The liquid ejecting head moves with respect to the ejecting target medium in a main scanning direction. Liquid is ejected to form test patterns on the... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100245429 - Print engine controller employing accumulative correction factor in pagewidth printhead: A print engine controller for a pagewidth inkjet printhead having a plurality of abutting printhead modules mounted on a carrier. The print engine controller is configured to: (a) receive data identifying a rotational yaw displacement of an erroneously displaced printhead module; (b) determine a correction factor that compensates for ink... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100245431 - method and apparatus for reverse printing on a flexible lenticular substrate: There is provided a method and apparatus for reverse printing a plurality of images interlaced with each other on an underside surface of an appropriate flexible lenticular substrate. The method includes analyzing a viewing orientation of either portrait configuration or landscape configuration of at least one of the plurality of... Agent: Creative Labs, Inc. Legal Department
20100245441 - Fluid ejecting apparatus and method of correcting pixel data: A fluid ejecting apparatus and a method for correcting pixel data are disclosed. The fluid ejecting apparatus includes a nozzle line having nozzles which eject fluid onto a medium and are lined up in a predetermined direction; a moving mechanism relatively moving the nozzle line and the medium in a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100245433 - Image recording apparatus: An image recording apparatus including: a head having openings; a sheet-moving mechanism; a drive-data storage portion storing drive data; a converting section which converts the drive data such that an image position adjustment is changed; a first extracting section which extracts at least one opening whose number of ejections during... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20100245436 - Ink-jet printer: An ink-jet printer has an ink-jet head which discharges an ink from nozzles, and an ink supply passage through which the ink is supplied to the ink-jet head. The ink-jet head and the ink supply passage are filled with an initial ink, which is of a same type as that... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20100245432 - Inkjet recording apparatus: An inkjet recording apparatus includes at least one inkjet head having an ejection surface, a feeding mechanism which includes a feed member having a feed surface that is opposed to the ejection surface and which drives the feed member to feed a recording medium on the feed surface in a... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20100245437 - Liquid discharge apparatus: A liquid discharge apparatus which discharges a liquid in each of continuing discharge opportunities includes: a discharge head discharging the liquid from nozzles; a controller controlling the discharge head to discharge the liquid from the nozzles; a duty detecting section detecting a value of a duty which is a ratio... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20100245435 - Liquid discharging appratus: There is provided a liquid discharging apparatus including: a liquid discharging head; a cartridge attaching section in which a liquid cartridge is loaded detachably; a liquid channel; a filter provided in the middle of the liquid channel to capture a foreign substance in the liquid; a parameter deciding mechanism which,... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20100245442 - Method for detecting defective liquid ejection, and defective liquid ejection detection device: A method for detecting a defective liquid ejection that includes a) reading, by means of a sensor, an image which is formed on a medium by nozzles ejecting a fluid onto the medium in accordance with image data while being moved relative to the medium in a relative movement direction,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100245430 - Method for minimizing printing defects due to missing nozzle in media processing device: Disclosed is a method for printing a media sheet in a media processing device. The method includes aligning a first portion of a printhead of the media processing device to a print area of the media sheet. The method further includes printing the print area of the media sheet by... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department
20100245439 - Print controller: An inkjet head has a plurality of nozzles that are arranged such that distances in a first direction between respective two adjacent nozzles that are adjacent with each other in the first direction are uniform and distances in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction between the respective two... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20100245443 - Printing: A method of printing comprising firing a first group of one or more printheads (101, 103) at a moving medium (20) at a first firing angle (α1) to the medium (20) and firing a second group of one or more printheads (102, 104) at the moving medium (20) at a... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100245440 - Printing apparatus: Provided is a printing apparatus for printing an image on a medium, which is transported in a transport direction, by forming dots by ejecting ink from a plurality of nozzles while moving the nozzles in an intersecting direction that intersects the transport direction. The printing apparatus has a first printing... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100245434 - Recording apparatus: A conveyance unit continually conveys sheets of the number of continual prints. A head control section controls ejection of ink droplets from inkjet heads in such a way that there are produced image dots which make up an image to be printed on each of the sheet every time the... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20100245438 - Recording apparatus, method of controlling recording apparatus and computer readable recording medium: Flushing data include pixels that are flushing dot candidates in a virtual area where a plurality of pixels are arranged in a matrix. One or less pixel is arranged in a plurality of rows of pixels arranged in lines extending in the main scan direction and the direction of conveyance... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20100245444 - Inkjet printer and printing method: The low and high occupancy rate matrix sets are stored in the inkjet printer which performs printing with dots having different sizes. For the original image where banding unevenness easily appears, used is the low occupancy rate matrix set where the occupancy rate of all dots is lower than 100%... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100245446 - Printing apparatus and printing method: In a 2M-pass printing operation that forms dots including overlapping dots, this invention makes an arrangement to ensure that the number of overlapping dots that are printed in a unit area in pairs of passes each straddling a print medium convey operation executed between an Mth pass and an (M+1)st... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100245445 - Printing apparatus, printing method and image processor: A printing apparatus and a printing method are provided which, even if a print position misalignment occurs between a plurality of print scans during a multipass printing, can minimize density variations in a unit area reliably and stably, thus producing an image without density unevenness. For this purpose, multi-grayscale-level image... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100245449 - Image recording apparatus: An image recording apparatus includes a conveyance roller which conveys the recording medium, a drive source for rotating the conveyance roller, a print head and a carriage mounted with the print head. The carriage includes an abutment portion. The image recording apparatus further includes a carriage position detector which detects... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20100245451 - Liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes: a liquid ejecting head provided with nozzle orifices which eject liquid; a heater provided facing a liquid ejecting face of the liquid ejecting head; a transport section which transports an ejection-receiving medium between the liquid ejecting head and the heater; and a suction section which... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100245450 - Motor control device and image forming system: A motor control device of the present invention includes a correction input unit, a measurement unit, a first signal processing unit, and a second signal processing unit. The correction input unit corrects a control input signal outputted from a controller, and inputs a corrected control input signal into a motor.... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20100245448 - Recording apparatus: A recording apparatus including: a head having an ejection surface; and a recording-medium conveyor device having a conveyor member with a conveyor surface, wherein the apparatus further includes a first and a second attraction device each for permitting the medium on the conveyor surface to be attracted thereto. The first... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20100245447 - System and method for optimizing printing throughput and print quality by evaluating image content: A method adjusts operation of a printer in accordance with an analysis of image content used to generate printed images. The method includes measuring image content of a first print image, comparing the measured image content to a predetermined threshold, and altering a print process parameter to adjust operation of... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP
20100245452 - Method and apparatus for melt cessation to limit ink flow and ink stick deformation: A system controls application of heat with a melt plate to an ink stick in a solid ink imaging device. The system includes a melt plate, a heater configured to heat the melt plate to a temperature sufficient to melt solid ink, a feed channel configured to direct solid ink... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP
20100245453 - Printing device fluid reservoir: A fluid reservoir for use in a printing device includes a housing that, at least partially, forms at least one chamber therein. The chamber is configured to hold a fluid. A bubble port leads through housing into a first region of chamber and fluidically couples chamber to atmospheric gas external... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100245456 - Ink supply devices: An ink supply device includes a controller, a cartridge mounting portion, and an ink cartridge. The cartridge mounting portion includes first, second, and third detectors configured to detect first, second, and third detection target portions of the ink cartridge and to output first, second, and third detection information, respectively. The... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20100245457 - Ink supply devices: An ink supply device includes a cartridge mounting portion to which an ink cartridge is configured to be mounted by being inserted thereinto in an insertion direction. The ink supply device further includes a controller configured to determine a type of the ink cartridge based on first determination information initially... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20100245458 - Ink supply devices: An ink supply device includes a controller, a cartridge mounting portion, and an ink cartridge. The cartridge mounting portion includes first, second, and third detectors configured to detect first, second, and third detection target portions of the ink cartridge and to output first, second, and third detection information, respectively. The... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20100245459 - Ink supply devices: An ink supply device includes a cartridge mounting portion to which an ink cartridge is configured to be mounted by being inserted thereinto in an insertion direction, a first determiner configured to determine a first characteristic of the ink cartridge, and a second determiner configured to determine a second characteristic... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20100245455 - Method and system for detecting print head roll: A method of detecting print head roll begins with the formation of a test pattern on an image receiving surface. The test pattern includes a plurality of marks arrayed across the image receiving surface in a cross-process direction with each mark in the plurality being formed by a different nozzle... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP
20100245454 - System and method for scheduling ink jet recovery in an ink jet printer: A method enables an ink jet image generating system to select an operational mode in response to detection of a missing ink jet. The method includes generating a digital image of an ink image on an image receiving member of an ink jet image generating system, detecting missing inkjets in... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP
20100245460 - Image forming apparatus and foam application device: A disclosed image forming apparatus is capable of solving the problems of deterioration of a foam application function and driving systems caused by the dried and fixed foam remaining without being applied. The image forming apparatus includes a foam forming section forming foam, a reservoir section supplying foam formed by... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20100245461 - Cleaner unit, printing apparatus, and method to clean a printing apparatus: A cleaner unit to clean an inkjet head, ejecting ink onto a recording medium, and an ink conveyer tube, conveying the ink to the inkjet head, of an inkjet printer in cleaning liquid, is provided. The cleaner unit includes an air-liquid two-phased cleaner conveyer tube, which conveys air-liquid two-phased cleaner,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100245463 - Inkjet head cleaning apparatus, image recording apparatus and inkjet head cleaning method: The inkjet head cleaning apparatus includes: cleaning liquid nozzles through which cleaning liquid is applied to a liquid ejection surface of an inkjet head in which the liquid ejection surface is oblique to horizontal, the cleaning liquid nozzles being arranged in a cleaning liquid emission surface arranged with an inclination... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100245464 - Inkjet head cleaning apparatus, image recording apparatus and inkjet head cleaning method: The inkjet head cleaning apparatus includes: a cleaning liquid holding device having a cleaning liquid holding surface with which cleaning liquid is held and applied to a liquid ejection surface of an inkjet head in which the liquid ejection surface is oblique to a horizontal plane, the cleaning liquid holding... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100245462 - Liquid ejecting apparatus and maintenance method for a liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid ejecting head having a nozzle formation surface with a nozzle that discharges a liquid. A cleaning member wipes the nozzle formation surface to remove liquid that has adhered thereto. An absorption member of a porous material deforms under pressure and includes an absorption... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100245466 - Head cleaning method and head cleaning apparatus: A head cleaning method of wiping and cleaning a nozzle surface of a head with a band-shaped liquid absorbing body by, while pressing and abutting a pressing member on which the liquid absorbing body that travels is wrapped against the nozzle surface of the head, sliding the pressing member over... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100245465 - Liquid supplying apparatus and liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid ejecting head and a cleaning device. The liquid ejecting head has a nozzle formation surface and nozzles formed therethrough. The cleaning device applies a suction force to the inside of the liquid ejecting head through the nozzles to suck the liquid out of... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100245467 - Print head maintenance system for an ink-jet printer using phase-change ink printing on a continuous web: A maintenance assembly for cleaning a plurality of printheads in a printing machine comprises two or more cleaning members, each of the cleaning members sized and positioned to clean at least one but less than all of the plurality of printheads when in a cleaning position. A drive mechanism associated... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP
20100245468 - Fluid storage container: A fluid storage container features outstanding impact resistance and stores a plurality of fluids. The fluid storage container has a case body, a cover, and another cover. The case body has a divider that isolates a waste ink storage unit and an ink pack storage unit, and perimeter walls formed... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100245469 - Method and latching assembly for securing replaceable unit: The invention describes a method and latching assembly for securing a replaceable unit in a carriage assembly of an image forming device. The latching assembly receives the replaceable unit in the carriage assembly. As the replaceable unit gets loaded in the carriage assembly, the latching assembly may automatically apply, using... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department
20100245470 - Printing apparatus and printing method: To provide a printing apparatus and a printing method capable of not permitting a printable ratio of each printing scan to have a deviation and, even if a sudden conveyance shift occurs, outputting a uniform and smooth image in the whole area of the print medium. In order to achieve... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100245471 - Liquid droplet ejection head module, liquid droplet ejection head, and liquid droplet ejecting apparatus: There is provided a liquid droplet ejection head module comprising: a plurality of ejection surfaces, each ejection surface comprising a pair of first sides extending in a direction intersecting with a first direction, and a pair of second sides linking the pair of first sides and extending in a direction... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20100245472 - Printhead assembly incorporating ink cassette and ink distribution assembly: A printhead assembly includes a printhead assembly having printhead integrated circuits each with a plurality of micro-electromechanical nozzle arrangements for ejecting ink; an ink distribution assembly supporting the printhead integrated circuits, said ink distribution assembly defining a plurality of longitudinal ink ducts extending along a length of the assembly, and... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100245473 - Printhead assembly having crossover ink distribution assembly: A printhead assembly includes an elongate ink distribution arrangement defining a number of inlets, a number of corresponding ink distribution channels, and a number of outlets in fluid communication with respective ink distribution channels; an elongate ink distribution assembly mounted in the ink distribution arrangement, the ink distribution assembly having... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100245474 - Method for manufacturing liquid flow passage unit, liquid flow passage unit, liquid ejecting head unit, and liquid ejecting apparatus: A method for manufacturing a liquid flow passage unit that is disposed between a liquid supply source storing liquid and a head main body and that forms a part of a flow passage leading from the liquid supply source to the head main body, includes bringing a film member into... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100245476 - Ink jet head and its manufacture method: An ink jet head is formed with a nozzle surface having a liquid repellent characteristic. The nozzle surface comprises a condensation product made from a hydrolyzable silane compound having a fluorine containing group and a hydrolyzable silane compound having a cationic polymerizable group.... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100245475 - Inkjet print head and method therefor: An inkjet print head is fabricated by, fist, forming an electrode and two layers of a protection film composed of an inorganic insulating film and an organic insulating film over the electrode within a groove of a piezoelectric member, adhering a top board to the piezoelectric member covering the groove... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100245479 - Compact organic vapor jet printing print head: A first device is provided. The first device includes a print head, and a first gas source hermetically sealed to the print head. The print head further includes a first layer further comprising a plurality of apertures, each aperture having a smallest dimension of 0.5 to 500 microns. A second... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100245477 - Head module, droplet ejection unit, image forming apparatus, droplet ejection head positioning jig, and method for manufacturing head module: A head module includes: a droplet ejection head that has a nozzle surface formed by a plurality of nozzles and ejects droplets through the plurality of nozzles; a support plate to which the droplet ejection head is fixed; and a sub-plate to which the support plates are fixed. When a... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20100245478 - Nozzle plate manufacturing method and nozzle plate: A projecting portion is formed on a surface of a liquid droplet discharge side of a substrate in which a plurality of nozzle holes for discharging a liquid droplet will be processed. A liquid droplet formed of a polyimide resin is attached to the vicinity of a portion which will... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20100245482 - Liquid discharge device and manufacturing method thereof: A bump is disposed on a surface of an actuator unit and communicated with a corresponding electrode of the actuator unit, and a part of the bump is extended through an insulating covering material to be electrically connected to a corresponding terminal of a wiring board. When a point which... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20100245480 - Liquid ejecting head unit and liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting head unit including liquid ejecting head bodies for ejecting liquid by the drive of a pressure generating device; wiring members for feeding drive signals to the pressure generating device of the liquid ejecting head bodies; and connector members provided at an end of the wiring members, being... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100245481 - Liquid ejecting head unit and liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting head unit includes a head body which discharges liquid droplets; a wiring substrate which stands in a predetermined direction different from the discharging direction of the liquid from the head body in order to supply a driving signal, which drives the head body, to the head body;... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100245484 - Thermal inkjet printhead having annulus shaped heater elements: A thermal inkjet printhead has an array of nozzle arrangements provided for ejecting ink. Each nozzle arrangement includes a substrate assembly defining an ink inlet passage. A nozzle chamber structure extends from the substrate assembly to define a nozzle chamber in fluid communication with the ink inlet passage. The nozzle... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100245483 - Unit cell for thermal inkjet printhead: A unit cell for a thermal inkjet printhead includes a substrate portion that defines an ink supply passage; drive circuitry and interconnect layers positioned on the substrate portion; a nozzle plate defining a nozzle; side walls depending from the nozzle plate and positioned on the substrate portion to define an... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100245485 - Inkjet printhead with suspended heater element spaced from chamber walls: An inkjet printhead is provided having a substrate defining inlet passages, sidewalls extending from the substrate, and a nozzle plate supported by the sidewalls and defining nozzle apertures. The nozzle plate, the sidewalls and the substrate define chambers. The printhead further has a heater element suspended within each of the... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100245486 - Recording element substrate, method of manufacturing the recording element substrate, and liquid ejection head: A recording element substrate includes a substrate; an insulating layer disposed on the substrate; a plurality of heating portions which are arranged on the insulating layer and which produce thermal energy used to eject a liquid; and a plurality of heat conduction members, each being located between adjacent heating portions... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100245487 - Liquid ejecting head, liquid ejecting apparatus, and actuator: A liquid ejecting head is equipped with a piezoelectric element. The piezoelectric element has a piezoelectric layer containing titanium (Ti) and, zirconium (Zr) and first and second electrodes provided on both faces of the piezoelectric layer. The composition ratio of Ti and Zr in the piezoelectric layer Ti/(Zr+Ti) is in... Agent: Hogan Lovells US LLP
20100245488 - Method of manufacturing liquid ejecting head, liquid ejecting head, and liquid ejecting apparatus: Provided is a method of manufacturing a liquid ejecting head, the method including forming a piezoelectric element having a width in a reference direction longer than a width in an orthogonal direction orthogonal to the reference direction on a first substrate, and adhering a second substrate to a surface of... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100245489 - Methods and apparatus of manufacturing micro and nano-scale features: The present invention provides methods of generating scalable micro to nano patterned features on a substrate. The methods include ejecting a succession of droplets; applying a force to the droplets in a manner such that the droplets travel along a designated path; altering the properties of droplets in a manner... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20100245490 - Piezoelectric actuator and manufacturing method thereof, liquid ejecting head, and image forming apparatus: A piezoelectric actuator is disclosed. The piezoelectric actuator includes a base member and three or more piezoelectric element members in which plural piezoelectric elements are formed by slits. The three or more piezoelectric element members are arrayed in a line on the base member and a gap is formed at... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20100245493 - Liquid droplet ejection head: A droplet ejection head provided with a piezoelectric actuator made by using a KNbO3—NaNbO3 piezoelectric porcelain composition which exhibits a larger piezoelectric constant than those of conventional ones and does not have any secondary phase transition point in the neighborhood of room temperature (from 10 to 40° C.) and which... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP
20100245491 - Liquid ejecting head, liquid ejecting apparatus, and actuator device: A liquid ejecting head includes a flow passage substrate having a pressure generation chamber in communication with a nozzle opening. A piezoelectric element includes first and second electrode and a piezoelectric substance layer and is positioned over one surface of the flow passage substrate. The piezoelectric element is deformed to... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100245492 - Method of manufacturing liquid ejecting head, liquid ejecting head, and liquid ejecting apparatus: Provided is a method of manufacturing a liquid ejecting head, the method including forming a piezoelectric element having a width in a reference direction longer than a width in an orthogonal direction orthogonal to the reference direction on a first substrate, and adhering a second substrate to a surface of... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100245497 - Buffer and liquid ejecting apparatus: A buffer receiving and supplying liquid includes: a cylindrical cup having a bottom; and a flexible film forming a sealed space between the cup and the film, wherein one of a depressed portion and a projecting portion is formed at an open end of the cup, and wherein the film... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100245495 - Droplet ejection device: A droplet ejection device includes a liquid ejection head, a supply flow path, a supply pump, and a supply flow path pressurizer. The supply flow path supplies the liquid to the head and for which a first depressurization threshold is specified in advance. The supply pump sucks the liquid, pressurizes... Agent: Solaris Intellectual Property Group, PLLC
20100245496 - Droplet ejection device and method for collecting adherent liquid: There is provided a droplet ejection device comprising: a droplet ejecting head comprising a droplet ejecting surface on which an ejecting aperture from which droplets are ejected and a collecting hole for collecting adherent liquid adhered to the droplet ejecting face are formed; and a collecting unit that causes the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100245498 - Fluid supplying apparatus, fluid ejecting apparatus, and fluid supplying method: A fluid supplying apparatus includes a fluid supplying passage through which fluid is supplied from a fluid supplying source, at an upstream side, toward a downstream side. A pump includes a pump chamber and a first displacement portion. A closing device closes the fluid supplying passage and includes a pressure... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100245499 - Injection apparatus and a valve device provided in a passage: An ink jet type recording apparatus comprises a connection member which has a passage for leading ink to a recording head from an ink cartridge. In the passage, a valve member having a magnetic body is provided. A rotation member has a permanent magnet and is rotatable between a first... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100245494 - Liquid droplet jetting apparatus and image forming apparatus: A liquid droplet jetting apparatus includes a jetting unit equipped with plural head modules, a supply channel equipped with plural branching channels, first circulation limiting units, liquid storage units and external force applying units. The first circulating limiting units allow circulation of a liquid in a direction from a storage... Agent: Solaris Intellectual Property Group, PLLC
20100245504 - Curable thermally ejectable printing fluid: Various embodiments related to curable printing fluids are disclosed. One example embodiment provides a curable printing fluid composition for a thermal fluid ejection device, the composition comprising a curable liquid-phase monomer, a substantially nonaqueous volatile driver fluid capable of being vaporized by a thermal fluid ejection printhead, an initiator, a... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP
20100245502 - Ink supply device and method of determining type of ink cartridge: An ink supply device includes a cartridge mounting portion to which an ink cartridge is configured to be mounted, a first detector configured to detect a first detection target portion of the ink cartridge and to output first detection information when the first detector detects the first detection target portion,... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20100245503 - Inkjet printer with releasable print cartridge: An inkjet printer includes a cradle; a print cartridge removably received in the cradle, the print cartridge housing a plurality of ink storage reservoirs and a pagewidth printhead; a rotor element provided on the print cartridge, the rotor element having a platen face, a capping face, and a blotter face;... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100245501 - Liquid containers: A liquid container includes a liquid chamber configured to store liquid, and a float positioned in the liquid chamber and configured to move according to a change in a level of a liquid surface in the liquid chamber. The float includes a liquid-retaining portion configured to retain liquid therein, and... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20100245500 - Liquid supplying reservoir: A liquid supplying reservoir enabling preventing overflow of liquid from a supply opening when a cap covering the supply opening is removed is provided. The ink supplying reservoir includes: a reservoir main body which is filled with a liquid, and at which a supply opening, from which the liquid is... Agent: Solaris Intellectual Property Group, PLLC
20100245505 - Ink usage tracking in a print cartridge: A print cartridge is disclosed. The print cartridge has at least one ink reservoir, a storage means configured to store information indicative of an amount of printing achievable by the cartridge based on the amount of ink in the at least one ink reservoir, the information being stored in the... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100245506 - Method and apparatus for melt cessation to limit ink flow and ink stick deformation: A system has been developed that controls application of heat with a melt plate to an ink stick in a solid ink imaging device. The system includes a melt plate, a heater configured to heat the melt plate to a temperature sufficient to melt solid ink, a heat transfer unit... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP
20100245507 - Method of manufacturing liquid discharge head and liquid discharge head: In a method of manufacturing a liquid discharge head, the liquid discharge head has a flow-path unit having a liquid flow path, and a piezoelectric actuator unit. The liquid flow path has discharge openings and corresponding pressure chambers. The actuator unit has actuators which apply pressure to liquid in the... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20100245508 - Image forming method: Disclosed is a method for forming an image with an ink-jet recoding method which forms the image on a coated printing paper by employing an ink containing water in an amount of 20 to 90 weight based on the total weight of the ink, a pigment and a resin, the... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP
20100245509 - Ink, inkjet ink, inkjet recording method and method for improving weather resistance of color image material: wherein R1 represents one of an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, an aralkyl group, an aryl group, a heterocyclic group, an acyl group, an alkyloxycarbonyl group, an aryloxycarbonyl group, a carbamoyl group, an alkylsulfonyl group, an arylsulfonyl group and a sulfamoyl group, which may have a substituent;... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20100245512 - Inkjet recording method: Disclosed is an inkjet recording method including recording an image by applying at least one of an ink containing a water-soluble dye of Formula (M), an ink containing a water-soluble dye of Formula (BK), an ink containing a water-soluble dye of Formula (Y), and an ink containing a water-soluble dye... Agent: Solaris Intellectual Property Group, PLLC
20100245513 - Liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes: a liquid ejecting head having a nozzle opening for ejecting a liquid; a heating unit disposed opposite a liquid ejecting surface of the liquid ejecting head; a transport unit that transports a liquid-ejection-target medium between the liquid ejecting head and the heating unit; a blower... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100245510 - Recording apparatus and recording method: There is provided a recording apparatus including: an intermediate transfer body; a forming unit that forms an ink receiving layer on the intermediate transfer body, the ink receiving layer including a first solution layer containing a curable material that cures when irradiated with ultraviolet radiation, and a second solution layer,... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.
20100245511 - Recording device and recording material: A recording device includes: an intermediate transfer member; a layer forming unit that forms a curable solution layer on the intermediate transfer member, the curable solution layer including a liquid-absorbing component, a curable material that is cured by irradiation of UV rays, and a surfactant having an HLB value of... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20100245514 - Inkjet recording method: A inkjet recording method is provided in which occurrence of curling at the time of double-sided recording is prevented. In the method, an inkjet recording medium is used which includes resin coated paper having a resin layer A of thickness “a” at one side of base paper, and a resin... Agent: Solaris Intellectual Property Group, PLLC
20100245518 - Piezoelectric motor, liquid ejecting apparatus and timepiece: A piezoelectric motor includes: a piezoelectric actuator; and a driven portion. The piezoelectric actuator includes a piezoelectric element and a vibration member. The piezoelectric element has a piezoelectric layer and a first and a second electrode provided on both surfaces of the piezoelectric layer, respectively, and the vibration member is... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100245517 - Piezoelectric motor, liquid ejecting apparatus, and clock: A piezoelectric motor includes a piezoelectric element having a piezoelectric layer, and a first and a second electrodes, the first electrode provided on one surface side of the piezoelectric layer, and the second electrode provided on the other surface side of the piezoelectric layer; a piezoelectric actuator having a vibrating... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100245515 - Printer: A printer has a pair of a right side member (8) and a left side member (9) placed on opposite side portions of a base (53), rollers including a transport roller (3), a carriage chassis (12), a platen (2) and a feed unit. The right side member and the left... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100245516 - Sheet transport device, recording apparatus including the same, and sheet transport method: A sheet transport device includes a transporter that transports a sheet from an upstream side to a downstream side in a transport direction by a transport roller; a driver that drives the transporter; a phase sensor that detects a phase start point and a rotation phase indicating an amount of... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100245519 - Systems and methods for reducing color registration errors in tandem engines: Systems and methods are provided for correcting color registration errors in a printing device comprising a plurality of print engines driven by a single pixel frequency clock. In some embodiments, the print engines can include a reference print engine and one or more non-reference print engines. An adjusted resolution may... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100245520 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: a light source that emits a light beam; a photosensitive member; a driving motor; a rotary polygon mirror, which is rotated by the driving motor, and which periodically deflects the light beam emitted from the light source to sequentially form scanning lines on the photosensitive... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20100245521 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: a light source that emits a light beam; a photosensitive member; a brushless motor including a stator where a plurality of coils are placed and a rotor where a plurality of magnets are placed; a rotary polygon mirror, which is rotated by the brushless motor,... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20100245522 - Thermal printer: A head unit (4), a platen roller (3), a motor (5) and a gear transmission mechanism (6) are attached to a frame (2) of a thermal printer. The frame (2) is molded by die-casting an alloy material, and a radiating fin assembly (15) is formed integral with the frame (2)... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20100245523 - Thermal transfer printing: A support for an article onto which an image is to be printed by thermal transfer printing from a retransfer intermediate sheet has a surface shaped for engagement with the article, at least a portion of the surface being formed from an elastomeric material. Also disclosed are a method of... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100245524 - Reveal substrates and methods of using same: A reveal substrate includes a sensitive substrate having an opaque polymer sensitive to application of one of heat and pressure which upon one of being heated to a predetermined temperature and subjected to a predetermined pressure causes the opaque polymer to become transparent and a color material disposed in relation... Agent: A Patent Lawyer Corp, PLC R William Graham
20100245528 - Exposure apparatus, method for correcting emission quantity of exposure apparatus, and image forming apparatus: An exposure apparatus has a plurality of light emitting elements and a light quantity measuring circuit, sets a reference light quantity based on a plurality of emission quantities when the plurality of light emitting elements emit light in accordance with a specific gradation signal for a predetermined emission time, generates... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100245526 - Exposure device, image forming apparatus, and computer-readable medium: An exposure device includes plural light-emitting elements, a light amount detection unit, a controller, plural holding units and a connection unit. The controller sequentially determines control values of the light-emitting elements based on comparison between the light amounts detected by the light amount detection unit and a predetermined reference value.... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20100245527 - Exposure device, image forming apparatus, and computer-readable medium: An exposure device includes a plurality of light emitting elements, a load, a first supplying unit and a second supplying unit. The first supplying unit supplies a driving current to one of (i) light emitting elements used to form an image among the plurality of light emitting elements and (ii)... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20100245525 - Image forming apparatus and cleaning member for exposure head: The image forming apparatus includes: an image carrier; an exposure head provided along a longitudinal direction of the image carrier, and exposing the image carrier; a housing holding the exposure head; an opening portion formed in the housing, and opening toward a position through which the image carrier and the... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20100245529 - Led print head grounding structure and image forming apparatus provided therewith: An aspect of the present invention is an LED print head grounding structure including: an LED print head that emits exposure light; a conductive member that is adjacent to one end and another end of the LED print head; a conducting portion that puts the one end of the LED... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20100245530 - Optical disk image drawing method: An optical disk image drawing method includes: rotating the optical disk by a spindle motor; reading a predetermined information recorded on a track of a data recording layer; detecting a predetermined position on the track based on the read predetermined information; measuring a position of the spindle motor in a... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100245531 - Hand-held glow writing apparatus: A hand-held glow writing apparatus constructed for use with an ultraviolet sensitive surface to produce images that glow in the dark and will fade over a time period. The device including a plurality of LED lights arrange in a parallel line. The device includes a selector switch for electively choosing... Agent: Adam K. Sacharoff Much Shelist Denenberg Ament & Rubenstein09/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20100238205 - Method for inkjet printing of e13b magnetic ink character recognition characters and substrate having such characters printed thereon: Electromagnetically recognizable E13B characters can be printed onto conventional paper by an inkjet printer using liquid magnetic ink. The printer receives data representing an E13B character, and prints the E13B character onto a substrate according to a modified E13B character pattern. The modified E13B pattern provides for an interior of... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul LLP Attn: Steven M. Greenberg, Esq.
20100238207 - Functional liquid tank, method for replenishing functional liquid in droplet discharge device, and droplet discharge device: A functional liquid tank is adapted to receive functional liquid from a functional liquid supply source and to supply the functional liquid to an inkjet functional liquid droplet discharge head. The functional liquid tank includes a tank body, a liquid column pipe, upper and lower limit liquid level detection units,... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100238206 - Ink jet printer: An ink jet printer comprising a printing fluid cartridge receiving portion arranged to receive a printing fluid cartridge (2) and to allow passage of printing fluid from a received printing fluid cartridge to printing fluid conduits of the ink jet printer; a data reader arranged to read data indicating a... Agent: Danaher Product Id
20100238208 - Liquid ejection devices: A liquid ejection device includes a liquid ejection head and a cartridge mounting portion configured to selectively mount an initial liquid cartridge and a replacement liquid cartridge The liquid ejection device also includes a controller configured to determine whether a mounting action of the liquid cartridge to the cartridge mounting... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20100238214 - Decorating guitars: Apparatus and methods of decorating guitars and other stringed musical instruments are disclosed. In one aspect, a method may include UV printing a first portion of a decoration over a first region of at least part of a guitar using a first ink drop size, and UV printing a second... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100238212 - Electromechanical converter for ink jet printing: A method of driving an electromechanical converter of a print head of a continuous inkjet printer, wherein the electromechanical converter is arranged to break up a continuous stream of ink into a plurality of drops. The method includes determining a modulation voltage to drive the electromechanical converter, at least a... Agent: Danaher Product Id
20100238210 - Fluid ejection device: A fluid ejection device including, a drive element capable of storing a charge depending on a voltage applied to the drive element, a first capacitor, a second capacitor, and a power recovery module that recovers power from the drive element by connecting the first capacitor and the second capacitor to... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100238209 - Ink jet printer head assembly: A print head assembly for a continuous ink jet printer has an ink heater module, including a valve assembly, which can be independently attached to or detached from the print head assembly. The print head assembly may also have an ink droplet generator module which is independently replaceable and may... Agent: Danaher Product Id
20100238213 - Method for dead nozzle remapping: A method of accounting for dead nozzle remapping in a multi-nozzle printhead includes defining a first fixative plane and a second fixative plane; determining a first color plane requiring the fixative; determining if fixative is present in the first color plane; determining if the first color plane is dead; and... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100238211 - Printing apparatus and printing method: An apparatus for printing an image on a transparent medium based on a selected mode, the apparatus includes: a head that ejects ink droplets from nozzles, wherein when a first mode is selected, the head prints a first image on the transparent medium, prints a background image on the first... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100238215 - Ink jet head, nozzle plate thereof and printing method using the same: Disclosed is an ink jet head for ejecting an ink droplet to form an image on a recording medium, including a pressure chamber to which ink is supplied, an actuator which applies a pressure on the ink filled in the pressure chamber to eject the ink droplet, a circuit applying... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100238217 - Liquid ejecting apparatus and method of manufacturing liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a driving element driven by a driving waveform and a nozzle that ejects liquid. Two first driving waveforms and a second driving waveform are generated in a period to create a driving signal in which the two first and the second driving waveforms are repeatedly... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100238218 - Liquid ejecting apparatus and method of manufacturing liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a driving element driven by a driving waveform and a nozzle that ejects liquid in response to the driving element. A driving signal generator generates the driving waveforms in a period and creates a driving signal in which the driving waveforms are repeatedly generated in... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100238216 - Piezoelectric actuator, method of manufacturing piezoelectric actuator, liquid ejection head, method of manufacturing liquid ejection head and image forming apparatus: A piezoelectric actuator includes: a piezoelectric layer formed by a film formation method so as to have orientation in a prescribed orientation direction; and a pair of electrodes, disposed on a same surface which is substantially perpendicular to the orientation direction of the piezoelectric layer, for applying to the piezoelectric... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100238223 - Dot position measurement method and apparatus, and computer readable medium: The dot position measurement method includes: a line pattern forming step of forming a measurement line pattern including a plurality of lines formed by dot sequences corresponding to respective recording elements on a recording medium, by continuously recording dots by the recording elements while causing a recording head having the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100238219 - Image data expansion by print mask: A method for using a processor to process image data received from an image data source in preparation for multipass printing, comprising multitoning the image data to produce a multitoned image, using the multitone level of a pixel in the multitoned image to select a plane of a print mask,... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff
20100238224 - Ink jet printing apparatus and method: A method for controlling a printing position for a printing apparatus for using a plurality of printing heads to print an image is provided. This method prevents, even when a conveyed print medium has deformation such as deflection, a printing position of a print medium from being dislocated. To realize... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100238222 - Inkjet printing apparatus and inkjet printing method: An inkjet printing apparatus and an inkjet printing method are realized which can improve a print quality while minimizing the volume of waste ink, running cost and throughput degradations. For this purpose, the scan width is set according to the size and position of the print medium and then, based... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100238221 - Recording apparatus and recording position adjustment method: A recording apparatus for recording an image on a recording medium and causing a recording head to perform scanning in a scanning direction includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire a recording position deviation amount of the recording head in each of a plurality of positions in the scanning direction,... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100238220 - System and method for measuring drop position in an image of a test pattern on an image substrate: A system evaluates image quality in an image generating system in the presence of digital image noise and/or missing jets. The system includes a test pattern generator configured to generate a test pattern on an image substrate, an image capture device configured to generate a digital image of the generated... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP
20100238225 - Printing apparatus and method for controlling sheet processing apparatus: A method includes determining, if power to an apparatus is turned on, whether a state of a sheet has been changed while the power is off, based on a change of the sheet state before turn-off and after turn-on of the power, and performing control to perform initializing operations according... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100238226 - Printing apparatus and printing control method: The present invention uses a temperature sensor to sense the temperature of a print head configured to eject ink, and senses the environmental temperature of a printing apparatus. The temperature of the print head is corrected based on the environmental temperature only if information from the temperature sensor is different... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100238230 - Electrode container box, printing device and nozzle inspection method: A cap 41 is used for nozzle inspections for clogging on the basis of a waveform of an output signal at a print head 24 when, in a state in which a potential difference has been generated among the print head 24, a regulating member 143 that is the opposing... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100238228 - Method for inspecting droplet discharge head, device for inspecting droplet discharge head, and droplet discharge device: A method for inspecting a droplet discharge head includes generating illuminating light based on a color tone of a dot pattern of a droplet discharged from the droplet discharge head by selecting at least one of a plurality of illuminating light sources of different color tones and by modulating light... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100238229 - Method for inspecting droplet discharge head, device for inspecting droplet discharge head, and droplet discharge device: A method for inspecting a droplet discharge head includes discharging a plurality of droplets on an inspection workpiece from a nozzle row of the droplet discharge head at least twice in different positions on the inspection workpiece thereby forming a plurality of dot pattern rows each including a plurality of... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100238227 - Printhead de-prime system and method for solid ink systems: A system and method to provide pressure to de-prime a printhead. An image forming device comprises an ink reservoir that contains ink and provides the ink to a printhead. When a fault condition is detected that indicates a likelihood of a solidifying of the ink, the printhead is de-primed by... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group, LLP (cust. No. W/xerox)
20100238231 - Inkjet printer having a rolling mechanism for flattening ink droplets: An inkjet printer having a rolling mechanism for flattening ink droplets is disclosed. The inkjet printer includes a carriage track being connected to a work platform of the inkjet printer, a printing module slidably mounted upon the carriage track to allow lateral movement, and at least one rolling mechanism disposed... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100238232 - Continuous ink jet printing of encapsulated droplets: A method for creating composite droplets for use in an ink jet system includes a first fluid (1) brought into contact with a second fluid within a set of channels (5,14). The interface between the fluids is characterised by an interfacial tension. The first fluid forms spaced droplets (8) within... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff
20100238233 - Ink jet printhead cartridge having an ink fill access port in fluid communication with the filter tower: An ink jet printhead cartridge includes a cartridge body including a base and a plurality of side walls extending upwardly from the base. A filter tower having a tower wall has an interior surface that defines a location of a tower passageway. A printhead chip assembly is attached to the... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department
20100238234 - Inkjet recording apparatus: The inkjet recording apparatus includes: an inkjet head having a nozzle surface in which inkjet nozzles are arranged, the nozzle surface being oblique to a horizontal plane; and a cleaner which wipes the nozzle surface. The cleaner includes: a supply spindle and a take-up spindle of which axes are horizontal;... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100238235 - Printhead restraint system: A system for restraining printhead movement in an imaging device includes an imaging device frame; a carriage operably coupled to the imaging device frame for movement between a print position and a retracted position; and a printhead array movably supported by the carriage for translation with respect to the carriage.... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP
20100238236 - Lyophobic treatment method, nozzle plate, inkjet head and electronic device: A lyophobic treatment method for imparting lyophobic properties to a surface of a base material having a hole section, includes: a lyophobic film forming step of forming a lyophobic film on the surface and inner wall faces of the hole section of the base material; a protective member forming step... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100238237 - Ink jet head with laser-machined nozzles and method of manufacturing ink jet head: An ink jet head includes a piezoelectric element including pressure chambers and partition walls, a nozzle plate including nozzles which are laser-machined, an adhesive which adheres the nozzle plate to the partition walls, a first protection film covering an electrode, and a second protection film which is stacked on the... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100238239 - Liquid column member of liquid tank, liquid tank, and droplet discharge device: A liquid column member of a liquid tank is adapted to be coupled to a tank body of the liquid tank and to face a photosensor that detects a liquid level in the tank body. The liquid column member includes a pipe body and a liquid guide portion. The pipe... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100238238 - Liquid droplet ejecting head and image forming apparatus: A liquid droplet ejecting head capable of efficiently removing air bubbles while maintaining liquid circulation efficiency, and an image forming apparatus are provided. Plural supply-side common flow channels and circulation-side common flow channels are disposed alternately, and plural pressure-chambers that each communicates with the supply-side common flow channel via an... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100238240 - Liquid supply apparatus, liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid supply apparatus supplies liquid from a liquid container through a liquid supply path to a recording head. A liquid supply pump drives when a flexible member is displaced such that a volume of a pump chamber is increased or decreased while a part of the liquid supply path... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100238241 - Liquid containers: A liquid container includes an air introduction portion including an air introduction chamber, a first path through which the air introduction chamber is configured to communicate with a liquid chamber, a second path extending from the air introduction chamber and is opened to an exterior of an container body, an... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20100238242 - Zone venting in a fluid cartridge: In one embodiment, a cartridge includes: a housing having a chamber therein for holding a fluid; a vent at a first part of the chamber; a porous fluid holding material in the chamber; an outlet from the chamber; and a hole extending through the fluid holding material from the first... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100238243 - Filter for ink supply system: An ink supply system for an ink jet printer has an ink circuit including a plurality of circuit components and fluid paths for conveying ink between components. A manifold defining the fluid paths and a plurality of ports in fluid communication with the paths. A filter module is provided adjacent... Agent: Danaher Product Id
20100238245 - Droplet discharge device and droplet discharge method: A droplet discharge device includes a stage, a droplet discharge head, a movement unit and a light radiating unit. The droplet discharge head includes nozzles arranged to discharge droplets of photo-curable liquid material toward a drawing region of a workpiece. The movement unit is arranged to move the stage and... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100238247 - Ink jet printer: An ink jet recording apparatus includes a guide rail extending in a first direction; an ink head that slidably engages with the guide rail and discharges an ultraviolet light curable ink toward a recording medium; an ultraviolet light irradiation device attached to the ink head to move together with the... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
20100238248 - Ink jet printer: According to one embodiment, an ink jet recording apparatus includes: a guide rail extending in a first direction; an ink head that slidably engages with the guide rail and discharges an ultraviolet light curable ink toward a recording medium; a second head that slidably engages with the guide rail; a... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
20100238246 - Inkjet recording method: An inkjet recording method of the invention includes at least: applying, onto a recording medium, an ink composition containing at least a pigment, a copolymer containing at least a fluorine atom, a water-soluble organic solvent, and water, thereby forming an image; drying the image by removing the water-soluble organic solvent... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100238244 - Pattern formation method: A pattern is formed by carrying out the steps of dropping curable ink linearly onto a substrate, curing the ink dropped onto the substrate, and depositing layers of ink by repeating a process of linearly dropping a predetermined amount of ink onto the cured ink and a process of curing... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20100238250 - Image forming device: An image forming device provided with: a recording head that renders an image by ejecting liquid droplets onto a recording medium; an attraction image rendering section having a liquid droplet reception flat portion disposed facing the recording head, the attraction image rendering section attracting the recording medium onto the flat... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20100238251 - Image forming device: An image forming device has an image forming unit, a cutting unit, a conveyance path and an adjustment unit. The image forming unit sequentially forms images on a recording medium. The cutting unit cuts the recording medium between images. The conveyance path is provided with a change-curve portion that changes... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20100238249 - Vacuum transport device with non-uniform belt hole pattern: An apparatus comprises a vacuum belt having belt edges and a contact surface between the belt edges. The contact surface is adapted to contact sheets of print media and the sheets of print media have sheet edges and a central sheet region. The contact surface has a central belt region... Agent: Gibb Intellectual Property Law Firm, LLC Frederick W. Gibb, Iii, Esq.
20100238252 - Selective heat-transfer imaging system and method of using the same: A heat-transfer imaging system and a method of using the same. The heat-transfer imaging system includes a heat-transfer sheet and an activating ink. The heat-transfer sheet and the activating ink are specially formulated so that only the areas of the heat-transfer sheet onto which the ink has been printed become... Agent: Avery Dennison Corporation Patent Group
20100238253 - Paper sheet sensor adjusting method: In a state where a sheet exists, an current I is gradually increased. When an voltage V reaches a light receiving level Vx, the current I at the time is stored as I1. The voltage V immediately before the voltage V reaches the light receiving level Vx is stored as... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100238255 - Print apparatus and control method for the same: One of mark sensors is automatically selected in accordance with specifications of a thermal sheet. A cutting position on the thermal sheet is decided on the basis of an output of the selected one mark sensor.... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100238256 - Printer and method of adjusting conveying distance of recording sheet: A printer includes printing unit provided on a conveying path of a recording sheet and sheet feed unit provided on the downstream and upstream sides of the printing unit in a conveying direction of a recording sheet. The printer includes a platen roller, a first sheet feed roller, a second... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100238254 - Thermal printer: A print-dot counting section counts a number of print dots of print data. An adjusting section adjusts to reduce, according to the number of print dots counted by the print-dot counting section, one of conveying speed of a print medium by a conveying unit and energization time of energization to... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100238257 - Expsoure device and image forming apparatus: The exposure device is provided with: an exposure unit that has one end and a different end, that includes plural light-emitting elements arranged in a first direction along a direction of a rotational axis of a rotating image carrier, and that exposes the image carrier; a one-end-side holding portion that... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20100238259 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: a photosensitive member, a housing, a cover, an exposing unit fit to the cover and which moves closer toward/away from the photosensitive member in response to opening/closing of the cover, wherein the exposing unit forms a latent image on the photosensitive member by exposing the... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20100238258 - Image forming apparatus and control method: An electrophotographic image forming apparatus performs latent image rendering using a plurality of light sources. The electrophotographic image forming apparatus includes a rendering time control unit that controls a latent image rendering start time for each of the light sources, a scanning time control unit that controls a scanning start... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100238260 - Bidirectional imaging with varying intensities: A method is provided for forming an image on a media while the media is moved relative to an imaging head. The media can include a pattern of registration sub-regions. The image can include patterns of features, such as color filter features or colored illumination sources which can be registered... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff
20100238261 - Image forming apparatus, optical writing process control method, and optical writing process control program: An image forming apparatus includes light sources, a light intensity controller, an optical writing unit, a controller, and an image forming unit. The light sources are switchable between activated and deactivated conditions according to supplied image data. The light intensity controller controls light intensity of the light sources. In the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.09/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20100231620 - Liquid holding container: A liquid holding container that supplies liquid to a liquid ejecting apparatus, includes: a liquid containing section which contains the liquid; a liquid supply port for supplying the liquid to the liquid ejecting apparatus; and a supply pump which supplies the liquid contained in the liquid containing section to the... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100231619 - System and method of ink and data delivery: A system (100, 500, 600, 800) of ink and multi-channel data delivery includes an optically transmissive tubular body (113) having at least two ends (105, 107). The tubular body (113) defines an ink channel between an ink supply (101) and at least one inkjet pen (117, 521, 525, 529, 901,... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100231621 - Ink jet printing apparatus and method for filling ink into ink tank in ink jet printing apparatus: An ink jet printing apparatus reduced manufacture costs is provided. The ink jet manufacturing apparatus includes a diaphragm section configured to be able to change the volume of a subtank, and an atmosphere communication port configured to allow the interior of the subtank to communicate with the atmosphere. The ink... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100231622 - Inkjet recording apparatus: An inkjet recording apparatus includes a droplet ejection head, a head tank, a tube, an ink cartridge, and a liquid-feed pump. The droplet ejection head has a plurality of nozzles for ejecting ink. The head tank is mounted on the droplet ejection head, temporarily stores a certain amount of ink,... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20100231623 - Image forming apparatus and mist recovery method: The image forming apparatus includes: an inkjet head of an on-demand ejection type having a nozzle plate in which a nozzle electrode is arranged in a vicinity of a nozzle through which liquid is ejected; and a voltage application device which makes a polarity of the nozzle electrode one of... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100231625 - Printhead having controlled nozzle firing grouping: A printhead is provided having a plurality of rows of nozzles, with the nozzles in each row being grouped into fire groups, and a controller configured to fire the nozzles of each fire group by outputting firing pulses to the nozzles. The controller sets the number of fire groups in... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100231624 - Printhead system for modulating printhead peak power requirement using redundant nozzles: A printhead system comprising an inkjet printhead and a printer controller for supplying dot data to the printhead is provided. The printhead comprises a plurality of first nozzles and a plurality of second nozzles supplied with a same colored ink. The first nozzles and second nozzles are configured in a... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100231626 - Cancellation apparatus: Apparatus designed to cancel at least one postage or franking mark on a surface of a mailpiece moving on edge in a belt conveyor, said apparatus comprising: a conveyor portion with a plurality of small superposed belts and a plurality of superposed print heads; and control means for controlling the... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20100231630 - Liquid droplet jetting apparatus: A liquid droplet jetting apparatus which jets liquid droplets of a liquid onto a recording medium includes: a jetting head having a channel unit in which a plurality of nozzles for jetting the liquid droplets and a plurality of pressure chambers communicating with the nozzles respectively are formed, and a... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20100231627 - Liquid ejecting apparatus and method for manufacturing liquid ejecting apparatus: A printer apparatus includes a drive circuit and a flexible board on which the drive circuit is mounted. A first input line and a second input line for inputting a driving signal respectively to the drive circuit and an actuator are provided on the flexible board. A thermistor that has... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20100231628 - Liquid-ejecting apparatus and method of controlling driving of liquid-ejecting apparatus: A liquid-ejecting apparatus includes: a liquid-ejecting head that is capable of ejecting a liquid from a nozzle opening; a liquid-receiving unit that is capable of receiving the liquid ejected from the liquid-ejecting head; a driving unit that provides driving power that causes the liquid-ejecting head to operate; and a controller... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100231629 - Printer control apparatus: A printer control apparatus including a print medium selection unit that presents a list of a plurality of print media and receives any one selected from the print media; a print quality selection unit that presents a list of a plurality of print qualities and receives any one selected from... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100231631 - Image processing method, program, image processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, image forming system: An image forming method is disclosed in which an image is formed on commercial printing paper using a high penetration pigmented ink by performing image processing which makes use of dot patterns corresponding to an output halftone level.... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20100231633 - Mobile printing system: A mobile printing system includes a print medium having coded tags printed in IR-absorbing ink over a first face, each coded tag encoding data indicative of a location of that coded tag on the first face, an identifier of the print medium and a unique digital signature associated with the... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100231632 - Recording device, control method, and recording medium: A recording device including a carriage head, a recording head installed onto the carriage head, the recording head having an array of nozzles that discharges ink on a recording medium, a transfer roller that transfers the recording medium in a direction along the array of nozzles, a control device that... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100231634 - Ejection surface cleaning apparatus, liquid ejection apparatus and ejection surface cleaning method: An ejection surface cleaning apparatus for cleaning a liquid ejection surface of a liquid ejection head ejecting an ejection liquid, includes: a cleaning liquid deposition device which deposits a cleaning liquid that dissolves or redisperses the ejection liquid, onto the liquid ejection surface; a wiping device which wipes the liquid... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100231636 - Method for the printing of homogeneous electronic material with a multi-ejector print head: Printing systems are disclosed that produce homogenous, smooth edged printed patterns (such as integrated circuit (IC) patterns) by separating pattern layouts into discrete design layers having only parallel layout features, and by printing each design layer using individual print solution droplets deposited onto the substrate. A first alignment operation is... Agent: Bever, Hoffman & Harms, LLP
20100231637 - Method for the printing of homogeneous electronic material with a multi-ejector print head: Printing systems are disclosed that produce homogenous, smooth edged printed patterns (such as integrated circuit (IC) patterns) by separating pattern layouts into discrete design layers having only parallel layout features, and by printing each design layer using individual print solution droplets deposited onto the substrate. A printhead alignment operation includes... Agent: Bever, Hoffman & Harms, LLP
20100231638 - Method for the printing of homogeneous electronic material with a multi-ejector print head: Printing systems are disclosed that produce homogenous, smooth edged printed patterns (such as integrated circuit (IC) patterns) by separating pattern layouts into discrete design layers having only parallel layout features, and by printing each design layer using individual print solution droplets deposited onto the substrate. A printhead alignment operation includes... Agent: Bever, Hoffman & Harms, LLP
20100231635 - System and method for evaluating and correcting image quality in an image generating device: A system evaluates image quality in an image generating system in a manner that accounts for the interaction of the calibration tools used to evaluate and correct image quality in the image generating system. The system includes a test pattern generator configured to generate an image with an image generating... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP
20100231639 - Variable data imaging: According to some embodiments, a method for printing an image on a substrate includes applying a clear liftoff material to a surface of the substrate to form a sacrificial pattern, the clear liftoff material being substantially optically clear, and applying a first marking material to the surface of the substrate... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom/parc
20100231640 - Liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid ejecting head that performs liquid ejection with respect to an ejection target medium, a carriage that reciprocates with the liquid ejecting head being mounted, a linear encoder that has a linear encoder scale extending in a movement direction of the carriage and a... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100231641 - Liquid ejection apparatus and control method thereof: A simple, low-cost liquid ejection apparatus is provided which can prevent a reverse flow of ink from within the cap into the print head, which would otherwise occur when the interior of the cap is returned to an atmospheric pressure. For this purpose, the ink is sucked out of the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100231642 - Printer cartridge incorporating printhead integrated circuit: A desktop printer includes a printhead cartridge defining an ink reservoir and including a printhead integrated circuit having a plurality of micro-electromechanical nozzle arrangements, the ink reservoir and the printhead integrated circuit substantially spanning a width of a medium transfer path along which print medium is transported past the printhead... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100231643 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a base member where a plurality of recording heads is provided, the recording heads being configured to jet liquid drops onto a recording medium; a carriage configured to elevatably support the base member; and an elevating part configured to elevate the base member relative to... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20100231644 - Liquid ejection apparatus: A liquid ejection apparatus includes a liquid ejection head having a nozzle row for ejecting liquid provided therein. A primary scanning unit performs a primary scanning by moving the liquid ejection head and an ejection target relative to each other in the direction intersecting a row direction of the nozzle... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100231645 - Printhead incorporating rows of ink ejection nozzles: A printhead for an inkjet printer includes a wafer assembly defining rows of spaced apart ink supply channels; and rows of ink ejection nozzle groups extending from the wafer assembly, each nozzle group including a pair of rows of ink ejection nozzles, each ink ejection nozzle including an ink ejection... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100231646 - Printing head and ink jet printing apparatus: A printing head, having ejection openings arranged symmetric, is to be suppressed from deteriorating in image quality as caused by the manufacturing errors or problems in mounting accuracy thereof. Specifically, in the case the printing head inclines, for example, by 0.5 degrees at the line connecting between the corresponding ejection... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100231647 - Lyophobic treatment method, nozzle plate, inkjet head and electronic device: A lyophobic treatment method of imparting lyophobic properties to a surface of a base material having hole sections, includes: an organic film formation step of forming an organic film on the surface of the base material and inner wall faces of the hole sections of the base material; a protective... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100231649 - Inkjet printer utilizing low energy titanium nitride heater elements: An inkjet printer includes an array of nozzles extending substantially a width of a print media fed through the inkjet printer; and a plurality of heater elements each corresponding to a nozzle, each heater element being formed substantially of titanium nitride and suspended in direct contact with a bubble forming... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100231648 - Printing system having funnelled fluid distribution: A printing system is provided having a fluid delivery member, a fluid ejection nozzle integrated circuit, and a fluid distribution member incorporating a laminated stack of layers for distributing fluid from the delivery member to the nozzles of the integrated circuit via distribution apertures. The distribution apertures of each successive... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100231650 - Liquid ejection head, method of manufacturing liquid ejection head and image forming apparatus: A liquid ejection head includes: a flow channel unit having a plurality of pressure chambers arranged in a plane; and piezoelectric actuators which change volume of the plurality of pressure chambers so as to apply pressure to liquid inside the plurality of the pressure chambers respectively, wherein the piezoelectric actuators... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100231651 - Large-scale ink-jet printer having pre-printing, printing, and post-printing processing modules: A large-scale ink-jet printer having pre-printing, printing, and post-printing processing modules comprises a main body, a pre-printing processing module, a post-printing processing module, and a transporting device. The main body has a front end and a rear end and is provided with a printing processing module for proceeding with printing... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100231652 - Inkjet nozzle assembly having bilayered passive beam: An inkjet nozzle assembly comprises: a nozzle chamber having a nozzle opening and an ink inlet; and a thermal bend actuator for ejecting ink through the nozzle opening. The actuator comprises: an active beam for connection to drive circuitry; a first passive beam fused to the active beam; and a... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100231654 - Ink chamber with droplet step anchor: Provided is an inkjet printhead having an array of ink chambers formed on a planar support surface of a wafer substrate. Each ink chamber in the array has a nozzle, a thermal actuator for ejecting ink through the nozzle and a droplet stem anchor. The thermal actuator has two sections... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100231653 - Printhead nozzles having low mass heater elements: Provided is a printhead having a plurality of nozzles formed on a wafer substrate. Each nozzle has a fluid chamber for holding printing fluid, the fluid chamber having an ejection port, a fluid inlet defined in the wafer substrate for supplying the fluid chamber with printing fluid, and a heater... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100231655 - Inkjet-printing device printhead die having edge protection layer for heating resistor: A printhead die (200) for an inkjet-printing device includes a substrate (302), a heating resistor, and an edge protection layer (209) The heating resistor is formed on the substrate, and has one or more edges The heating resistor is operative to cause an ink droplet to be ejected from the... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100231656 - Method of ejecting fluid using wide heater element: A method of ejecting fluid from a printhead nozzle is provided. The printhead nozzle has a fluid chamber, a fluid ejection port, electrodes on opposite sides of the chamber and a heater element suspended between the electrodes. The heater element has a cross section with a lateral dimension at least... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100231658 - Liquid ejecting head, liquid ejecting apparatus, and actuator: A liquid ejecting head includes a flow channel forming substrate in which pressure generating chambers in communication with nozzles are formed; a piezoelectric element made up of a first electrode formed over the flow channel forming substrate, a piezoelectric layer formed over the first electrode and a second electrode formed... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100231657 - Piezoelectric element, method of manufacturing the same, and ink jet head: A piezoelectric element 10 includes a supporting body 12, a lower electrode 16 that is formed over the supporting body, a piezoelectric layer 20 that is formed over the lower electrode, and an upper electrode 24 that is formed over the piezoelectric layer so as to oppose the lower electrode... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100231660 - Method of manufacturing substrate, method of manufacturing liquid ejection head, liquid ejection head and image forming apparatus: The liquid ejection head includes: pressure chambers connected to ejection ports which eject liquid; actuators which apply pressure to liquid inside the pressure chambers; and a spacer which ensures spaces around the actuators. The spacer has a non-side face which is one of a top face and a bottom face... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100231659 - Thin-film actuator, liquid ejection head, ink cartridge, and image forming apparatus: A thin-film actuator that deforms a diaphragm to generate force includes a lower electrode disposed on the diaphragm, a first piezoelectric layer disposed on the lower electrode, an intermediate electrode disposed on the first piezoelectric layer, a second piezoelectric layer disposed on the intermediate electrode, and an upper electrode disposed... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100231662 - Inkjet printing apparatus: A printing apparatus configured to perform printing by supplying an ink from a main tank to a sub tank and ejecting the ink in the sub tank from a printing head is allowed to execute an agitating operation to appropriately eliminate sedimentation of a pigment component without being complicated in... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100231661 - Pressure-regulating valve and liquid droplet ejection apparatus: A pressure-regulating valve for opening and closing, based on atmospheric pressure, a valve body provided to a communication flow passage via which a primary chamber and a secondary chamber communicate inside a valve housing, with the aid of a pressure-receiving membrane that constitutes one surface of the secondary chamber, for... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100231666 - Cartridge for printing system: A cartridge for a printing system is provided which has a body, print media disposed within the body, and a sliding door in the body arranged to be opened during printing so as to expose the print media to enable a print media feed mechanism of the printing system to... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100231665 - Cartridge unit for printer: Provided is a cartridge unit for a printer. The cartridge unit has upper and lower plate members having an ink bag located between the plate members to define an ink volume. The plate members can be displaced towards and away from each other by an external force. A bag constrictor... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100231663 - Ink set and inkjet recording method: An ink set includes at least a magenta ink composition and a cyan ink composition, wherein the magenta ink composition comprises: at least one colorant selected from the group consisting of specific heterylazo dyes; and at least one colorant selected from the group consisting of specific anthrapyridone dyes, and the... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20100231664 - Printing fluid container: A printing-fluid container includes a reservoir having a leading surface with an outer perimeter. Redundant interface elements are recessed from the leading surface interior the outer perimeter.... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100231668 - Bubble removing method: A method removes bubbles from a liquid in a liquid ejecting apparatus. The liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid storing chamber that stores a liquid and a first pressure control chamber adjacent to the liquid storing chamber with a first partition wall portion having flexibility and gas permeability interposed therebetween.... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100231667 - Liquid containers: A liquid container includes an air introduction portion configured to introduce air into a liquid chamber. The air introduction portion includes an air communication passage, and a blocking member positioned in the air communication passage and configured to block the air communication passage. The air introduction portion also includes a... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20100231669 - Liquid ejecting apparatus: Provided is a liquid ejecting apparatus for ejecting a liquid, including: a depressurizing pump: a liquid storing chamber which includes an inlet for the liquid and stores the liquid; a first partition wall portion which has flexibility and gas permeability; a first pressure control chamber which is adjacent to the... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100231670 - Set for ink jet recording, and ink jet recording method: wherein G is a heterocyclic group; n is an integer of 1 to 3; when n is 1, R, X, Y, Z, Q and G each represent a monovalent group; when n is 2, R, X, Y, Z, Q and G each represent a monovalent or divalent substituent, and at... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100231671 - Pretreatment for low and non-porous media for inkjet printing: This invention pertains to inkjet printing on non-porous or low porous media and to a pretreatment solution for the non-porous or low porous media that allows high quality printing thereon. The preferred digitally printed inks are disperse dye or pigmented inks.... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20100231673 - Image forming method and apparatus: The image forming method includes: an image forming step of forming an image on a recording medium by using aqueous ink, the recording medium showing dimensional change of not more than 0.1% with respect to water content of 1 g/m2; a drying step of drying the ink on the recording... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100231672 - Method of improving the electrical conductivity of a conductive ink trace pattern and system therefor: A method and system for improving the electrical conductivity of a conductive ink trace pattern provided on a substrate involves the printing of a conductive ink on a substrate to form a trace pattern thereon, fixing the trace pattern to the substrate and performing calendering on the substrate having the... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.
20100231674 - Printer with release agent metering on drum: A method and apparatus for metering release agent on an imaging member comprises applying a release agent to a rotating imaging member at an application location and then controlling a thickness of the release agent on the imaging member with a rotating metering roll. In at least one embodiment, the... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP
20100231676 - Inkjet recording apparatus and image forming apparatus: An inkjet recording apparatus to print onto a surface of a recording medium includes an endless rotation conveyance member with a plurality of through-holes; a suction unit to suction the recording medium on the surface of the endless rotation conveyance member; an ink discharge head including ink discharge nozzles; a... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20100231675 - Recording apparatus: A recording apparatus for forming an image on a recording medium, including: a recording head; a conveyor belt for conveying the medium in a conveyance direction; an attraction device including: a base; a first electrode having first extending portions and a first connecting portion; a second electrode having second extending... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20100231678 - Print medium having coded data and an orientation indicator: Provided is a print medium for use in a printer. The print medium has a laminar substrate defining first and second opposite faces. The print medium further has coded data distributed as a two dimensional pattern across a print area of the print medium. The two dimensional pattern comprises pattern... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100231677 - System and method for providing multiple uses of printer coversheets: A method for providing multiple uses of printer coversheets comprises providing a printer having a dedicated coversheet tray, a document sheet tray, and a scanning device, and receiving a print command from a user with an associated username. The method includes drawing a coversheet from the dedicated coversheet tray to... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP
20100231679 - Thermal printer: In a thermal printer, a first thermal head to print data on one surface of a print medium both surfaces of which are colored in different colors or a second thermal head to print data on the other surface of the print medium different from the print surface of the... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100231680 - Thermal head: A thermal head includes: a head substrate including a plurality of heating elements arranged in a row; and a heat dissipation member supporting the head substrate, wherein heat from the heating elements is transferred to the heat dissipation member through the head substrate, a surface of the heat dissipation member... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100231681 - Printing apparatus: In a printing apparatus, a dot head moves along a movement path which is orthogonal to a conveyance direction of a passbook, one end side of the head movement path is a speed-up area, a halfway part is a constant speed printing area, and the other end side is a... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100231683 - Light stabilizer, light stabilization method, and printer: A light stabilizer used for an electronic device including a plurality of electronic parts including a light source, a main power source for supplying a drive current to the electronic parts, and a start button for the light source, wherein the light stabilizer comprises, a heating power source that supplies... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100231682 - Light-emitting device, print head and image forming apparatus: A light-emitting device includes: a substrate; a reflection layer that is provided on the substrate, and that reflects light in a wavelength band set in advance; and a light-emitting layer that is provided on the reflection layer, and that includes a light-emitting region emitting light having wavelengths overlapping in the... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.
20100231684 - Light beam number changeable optical writing apparatus: An optical writing apparatus includes a light source device that includes a VCSEL having an alignment of at least two channels in a sub scanning direction configured to emit plural light beams in a block. A deflector deflects the plural light beams toward an image bearer that forms an image... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP09/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20100225683 - Image forming apparatus, recording head maintenance operation control method, and computer-readable recording medium having a recording head maintenance operation control program: An image forming apparatus includes a recording head for discharging an ink droplet onto a recording medium in a print operation; a maintenance operation unit performing a primary maintenance operation on the recording head after a predetermined time following completion of the print operation; a standing time calculation unit calculating... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100225684 - Drive mechanism of a printer internal to a mobile phone: Provided is a mobile phone having a chassis with a drive mechanism incorporated therein. A replaceable print cartridge received by the chassis is also provided. The replaceable print cartridge has a housing with ink-bearing structures and a printhead, as well as a media drive shaft rotatably mounted to the housing... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100225685 - Droplet mixing apparatus and droplet mixing method: A droplet mixing apparatus can be applied for use with a variety of liquids, can provide a mixing speed of hundreds of nl/s by adjusting an opening/closing time of a solenoid valve, can effectively mix droplets, and can reduce a reaction time when applied to clinical appliances that utilize expensive... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20100225689 - Ink-jet recording apparatus: An ink-jet recording apparatus, including: an ink-jet head having an ejection surface; a conveyor mechanism having a conveyor belt with a conveyor surface and a belt drive mechanism for moving the conveyor belt and configured to convey a recording medium; a pair of comb electrodes disposed so as to be... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20100225688 - Liquid droplet jetting head and liquid droplet jetting apparatus: A liquid droplet jetting head includes: a first terminal to which is inputted a clock signal; a second terminal to which are serially inputted liquid droplet jetting-related input data in synchronization with the clock signal inputted to the first terminal and to which are serially inputted control data after the... Agent: Solaris Intellectual Property Group, PLLC
20100225690 - Liquid ejecting apparatus and control method thereof: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid ejecting head with a group of nozzles. The liquid ejecting apparatus drives a pressure generating element to generate pressure variation in a liquid in a pressure generating chamber and ejects the liquid from the nozzles using the pressure variation. A driving signal generating... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100225686 - Print signal generation system: An embodiment of a print signal generation system is provided. The system comprises a sensor, a divisor processing unit, a reference signal generator, and a print trigger signal generator. The sensor detects a first offset of a first location of a medium being printed. The divisor processing unit generates a... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC
20100225687 - Recording apparatus: A recording apparatus for effecting recording by scanningly moving a recording head, wherein the apparatus is provided with a group of a plurality of arrays each including a plurality of nozzles, wherein the group is responsive to one-color recording data, includes selecting means for selecting a block of a predetermined... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100225692 - Inkjet printing correction method and inkjet printing apparatus: An inkjet printing correction method is used with an inkjet printing apparatus. The inkjet printing correction method includes the following steps. Firstly, a first test image file is printed out as a print test pattern by the inkjet printing apparatus. Then, the print test pattern is scanned to obtain a... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie
20100225694 - Liquid ejecting head unit and liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting head unit includes: a liquid ejecting head which includes a nozzle row formed by nozzles arranged in series so as to eject a liquid onto a printing medium; and a base plate which retains the liquid ejecting head, wherein a linear expansion coefficient of the base plate... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100225693 - Recording device, control method, and recording medium: A recording device including a paper feeder tray that accommodated a recording medium, a print head that discharges ink on the recording medium to record an image thereon, a transfer roller that transfers the recording medium and a printed test chart on which multiple marks are arranged, a control device... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100225691 - System and method for correcting stitch and roll error in a staggered full width array printhead assembly: A method evaluates printhead position in a staggered full width array (SFWA) printhead assembly. The method includes selecting a first printhead configuration for printing a first test pattern on an image receiving member, generating positional correction data for roll and stitch displacements obtained from captured image data of the first... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP
20100225695 - Image forming device: Blocking members are respectively provided at a conveyance direction upstream side and downstream side of a head unit of an inkjet recording device. The two blocking members are provided radially extending from an area near an outer peripheral surface of an image formation drum, and extend across a width direction... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100225696 - Droplet ejecting device: A droplet ejecting device includes a recording head, a temperature detector, and moving section. The recording head is elongated, a liquid is filled therein, and plural nozzles, that eject droplets on the basis of image information, are arrayed along a predetermined direction. The temperature detector detects a temperature of a... Agent: Solaris Intellectual Property Group, PLLC
20100225697 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming apparatus includes: a printing device which forms an image on a recording medium using ink containing at least pigment, a water-soluble organic solvent, resin particles and water; and a fixing device which makes contact with a surface of the recording medium on which the image is formed... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100225698 - Pagewidth printer with movable capping member for printhead: A pagewidth inkjet printer that has a printhead with a nozzle surface and a surrounding surface that surrounds the nozzle surface, a platen that partially defines a media path extending passed the printhead, a capping member for sealing engagement with the surrounding surface, a solenoid for moving the capping member... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100225699 - Rotary wiper assembly for fluid-ejection printhead: A rotary wiper assembly for a fluid-ejection printhead that has fluid-ejection nozzles includes one or more wipers and a rotatable shaft to which the wipers are at least indirectly attached. The rotatable shaft is to rotate the wipers to a static wiping position. While the wipers are stationary in the... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100225700 - Print cartridge with printhead ic and multi-functional rotor element: A print cartridge that has a printhead integrated circuit having a plurality of micro-electromechanical nozzle arrangements, a rotor element rotatable between a blot position where the rotor element blots the printhead integrated circuit, a seal position where the rotor element seals the nozzle arrangements, and a platen position in which... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100225702 - Printhead assembly incorporating plural printhead integrated circuits sealed to support member with polymer sealing film: A pagewidth printhead assembly includes a plurality of printhead integrated circuits linked end to end across a width of the pagewidth printhead assembly; a support molding to which the plurality of printhead integrated circuits are sealed, the support molding defining a plurality of ink channels; a plurality of etched channels... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100225701 - Wall mountable printer having hidden print engine: A printer unit is provided comprising a print engine for printing on print media, a print media supply for supplying print media to the print engine and a body arranged to house the print engine and to be mountable to a substantially vertical surface so as to suspend the printer... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100225703 - Printhead assembly with multiple printhead modules and printed circuit boards in single casing: A printhead assembly that has a casing with a series of module mounting sites, printed circuit board mounting sites and busbar support formations. A printhead module is mounted to each module mounting site respectively. Each printhead module has a printhead integrated circuit (IC). A plurality of printed circuit boards control... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100225704 - Liquid ejecting apparatus and liquid housing container: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid housing container that is housed by a container housing portion. The container housing portion includes a first terminal connecting to the liquid housing container. A position determining pin defines an insertion direction in which the liquid housing container is inserted into the container... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100225705 - Printhead assembly having modular printhead tile support structure with integrated electrical connector assemblies: A printhead assembly includes a printhead module having at least first and second modular printhead tiles, the first printhead tile having a first set of connection strips, and the second printhead tile having a second set of connection strips; an electrical connector assembly for electrically connecting the first and second... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100225706 - Liquid droplet jetting apparatus and liquid droplet jetting method: A liquid droplet jetting apparatus is provided. The liquid droplet jetting apparatus includes: a plurality of pressure chambers, in each of which is disposed a nozzle for jetting a liquid filling the pressure chambers; a common supply channel that is equipped with branching channels connected to each of the pressure... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100225707 - Aqueous ink, ink jet recording method, ink cartridge, recording unit, and ink jet recording apparatus: An aqueous ink contains at least an aqueous medium, a surfactant, and a dye. The aqueous medium includes only water and at least one water-soluble organic compound(s) and the static surface tension of the aqueous medium is from 45 mN/m or more to 57 mN/m or less. The dynamic surface... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100225708 - Mems devices and methods of fabrication thereof: MEMS devices and methods of fabrication thereof are described. In one embodiment, the MEMS device includes a bottom alloy layer disposed over a substrate. An inner material layer is disposed on the bottom alloy layer, and a top alloy layer is disposed on the inner material layer, the top and... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.
20100225709 - Piezoelectric element, and liquid ejection head and recording apparatus using the piezoelectric element: Provided are a piezoelectric element that can effectively utilize a piezoelectric constant d15 to increase a deflection displacement of a vibrating plate, and devices using the piezoelectric element. The piezoelectric element includes: a first electrode; a second electrode; a vibrating plate that is in contact with the first electrode; a... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100225712 - Inkjet head and method for manufacturing the same: A method for manufacturing an inkjet head includes providing a piezoelectric substrate having a porous structure, a diaphragm on the porous structure, and a piezoelectric substance layer on the diaphragm, and forming a cavity by etching out the porous structure from the piezoelectric substrate.... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100225711 - Liquid ejecting head, liquid ejecting apparatus, and piezoelectric element: A liquid ejecting head is provided which includes a pressure generating room communicating with a nozzle opening, and a piezoelectric element generating a pressure change in the pressure generating room. In the above liquid ejecting head, the piezoelectric element includes a first electrode, a piezoelectric layer provided on the first... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100225710 - Multilayer piezoelectric actuator and liquid discharge head: A multilayer piezoelectric actuator and a liquid discharge head are provided which are equipped with dense piezoelectric ceramics having improved insulation performance. The multilayer piezoelectric actuator comprises a multilayered body comprising a plurality of piezoelectric ceramic layers containing a PZT phase as a main crystal phase; and an electrode layer... Agent: Hogan Lovells US LLP
20100225713 - Liquid ejecting head and image forming device: At an inkjet line head, pressure chambers are disposed, via plural ink supply paths, at both sides of a common flow path that stores ink. The pressure chambers communicate with nozzles that eject droplets. Cylindrical structural bodies are disposed within the common flow path, along a vertical direction of the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100225714 - Refill unit having fluid storage actuators: A refill unit is provided for refilling a fluid storage compartment of a printer. The refill unit has a body containing fluid, and a plurality of actuators defined in the body for actuating a constrictor of the storage compartment as the refill unit engages with the storage compartment and deactivating... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100225715 - Automatic cleaning in a liquid ink printing system: A system for automatic cleaning in a liquid ink printing system includes an ink tank, a pump which is configured pump a carrier liquid from the ink tank as a pressurized carrier liquid flow. A filter is configured to remove particulates from the pressurized carrier liquid flow to produce a... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100225716 - Ink cartridge and an imaging apparatus: An ink cartridge attachable to and detachable from an imaging apparatus, and including an ink accommodating unit; and a cartridge casing having an opening, whereby the ink accommodating unit includes: an ink accommodating body; and an ink supplying portion including a nozzle insertion path and connected to the ink accommodating... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100225717 - Printhead cartridge with collapsible ink bags:
20100225718 - Liquid supply apparatus and liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid supply apparatus includes a liquid supply passage that supplies liquid from an upstream liquid supply source side to a downstream side where the liquid is consumed and a filter chamber midway in the liquid supply passage. The filter chamber has a filter that catches air bubbles in the... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100225720 - Drawing device: A drawing device includes a carriage, a base configured and arranged to mount a substrate, and a movement device configured and arranged to move the substrate and the carriage relative to each other in a first direction and a second direction intersecting the first direction. The carriage includes a plurality... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100225721 - Table having indicia on surface: A method of creating a display on a table top having an upper surface is provided. The method comprises the steps of printing indicia on the upper surface of the table top and curing the indicia to create the display. The method further includes the steps of applying a first... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100225719 - Transporting device and liquid ejecting apparatus: The transporting device includes a linear guide member disposed at a position facing to inkjet line heads and a drying device, moving a pallet on which a sheet is attracted by magnetic force, and a belt driving device supporting both sides of the pallet by an endless belt and driving... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20100225722 - Combined inkjet and photochromic reusable paper personal printer: A printing system and method combine conventional print and reusable print media functionality in a shared stand-alone system to allow a user flexibility in deciding whether to print a temporary document or an archival permanent document. The system integrates and shares functionality to reduce manufacturing and operating costs, as well... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100225723 - Conveyance apparatus and recording apparatus: A conveyance apparatus includes a holding unit configured to hold a roll sheet, a conveyance unit configured to convey the roll sheet in a first direction in which the roll sheet is unrolled and a second direction opposite from the first direction, and a control unit configured to control the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100225724 - Printing unit incorporating integrated data connector, media supply cartridge and print head assembly: A printing unit includes a support structure having a body portion with a tray positioned at one end of the body portion and a power and data connector positioned at an opposite end of the body portion; a media supply cartridge located between the connector and the tray, the media... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100225725 - Customizing security features: A printer for printing customized security features on a medium, such as a sheet or roll of labels. The printer comprises: a first container storing a first security fluid having a first luminescence signature and a second container storing a second security fluid having a second luminescence signature different to... Agent: Christopher P. Ricci Intellectual Property Section
20100225726 - Printer accessory module for high capacity printing: A printer accessory module for coupling to a printer to increase its printing capacity. The printer accessory module includes an auxiliary media module for storing and supplying printer media; and an auxiliary ink supply station for storing and supplying ink to the printer. The auxiliary ink supply station is connected... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100225729 - Exposing device, image forming apparatus and computer readable medium for controlling exposure: An exposing device includes a plurality of exposing units which forms a latent image, wherein exposing units includes: an exposure light source; a rotating polyhedron that reflects light from the exposure light source; a driving source that rotates the rotating polyhedron; a first detecting unit that detects the number of... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20100225730 - Exposure device, image forming apparatus and computer-readable medium: According to an exposure device includes an exposure section, a lighting drive section, a first temperature detector and a second temperature detector. The exposure section has a plurality of light-emitting elements. The lighting drive section determines light-emitting energies of the respective light-emitting elements and drives to light the respective light-emitting... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20100225727 - Light-emitting device, exposure device, image forming apparatus and signal supply method: The light-emitting device includes: light-emitting elements linearly arrayed at intervals corresponding to a first resolution; switch elements electrically connected to the light-emitting elements; a transfer signal supply unit supplying a transfer signal for transmitting an on state among the switch elements by alternately repeating operations of turning on one switch... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.
20100225728 - Light-emitting device, print head and image forming apparatus: A light-emitting device includes: a board; plural light-emitting chips that are one-dimensionally arrayed in a longitudinal direction of the board and that are connected to a first potential and a second potential; and plural capacitors that each include a first electrode and a second electrode arranged in a short-side direction... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.
20100225731 - Exposure head, image forming apparatus, and image forming method: An exposure head includes a light emitting segment that emits light; an electrical load that is electrically connected to a circuit in which a current to be supplied to the light emitting segment flows; and a current supply controller that supplies a first current to the light emitting segment to... Agent: Hogan Lovells US LLP09/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20100220126 - Vertical form factor printer: A printer having a substantially vertical form factor includes a base for supporting the printer; a substantially vertically extending body extending from the base; a print engine for printing an image onto print media, the print engine supported at a top of the substantially vertically extending body and overhanging a... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100220127 - Ink delivery system: An ink delivery system includes a plurality of ink supplies, an air pressure source to generate ink pressure for each ink supply, an ink valve associated with each ink supply, where each ink valve is configured to prevent a reverse flow of ink from a pen to the associated ink... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100220128 - Ink jet printer: An ink jet printer comprising: a printing fluid cartridge receiving portion arranged to receive a printing fluid cartridge (2) and comprising a plurality of contacts arranged for electrical connection to complementary electrical contacts provided by a received printing fluid cartridge; a fluid cut off device (2b) arranged to selectively allow... Agent: Danaher Product Id
20100220129 - Container and method for liquid storage and dispensing: A method for measuring the volume of liquid, such as ink or solvent, remaining in a container, such as a replacement cartridge for a continuous ink jet printer, uses a reservoir enclosing an internal space having a variable volume for storage. The reservoir is adapted to provide a reduction in... Agent: Danaher Product Id
20100220130 - Avoiding printhead contact: A system for avoiding printhead contact is disclosed. In one embodiment, the system includes a detector switch configured to detect printhead contact, and a processor that is coupled to the detector switch and is configured to initiate action to avoid printhead contact.... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100220131 - Line drawing method: When a linear pattern is drawn on a non-permeable medium by ejecting droplets of liquid onto the non-permeable medium by using an inkjet method, drawing of the linear pattern is started from a middle portion of the linear pattern.... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20100220132 - Multi level printing device and method: A method of printing an image onto a substrate in a plurality of passes is presented. The method comprises the steps of separating the image into image portions, and printing each image portion in at least two layers. At least one printing pass prints the different layers to different image... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100220134 - Fluid ejecting apparatus and fluid ejecting method: A fluid ejecting apparatus includes a head that performs a fluid ejecting method by ejecting a fluid on a medium in response to a driving signal. A moving mechanism relatively moves the head and the medium in a predetermined direction. A driving signal generating unit generates the driving signal, which... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100220133 - Head drive apparatus of inkjet printer and inkjet printer: A head drive device of an inkjet printer having a nozzles and corresponding actuators that jet liquid drops. A drive section applies a drive signal to the actuators. The head drive device includes a drive waveform generating section that generates a drive waveform signal which is used as a reference... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100220135 - Ink supply for printhead ink chambers: An inkjet printhead having a wafer substrate defining a planar support surface is disclosed. Ink chambers are includes adjacent the planar support surface of the wafer substrate. The ink chambers are defined by sidewalls extending between a nozzle plate and the wafer substrate. One of the sidewalls of each chamber... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100220136 - Printer with controller for generating combined print data and clock signal: An inkjet printer that has a printhead IC an array of nozzles for ejecting drops of printing fluid onto a media substrate and drive circuitry for driving the array of nozzles and, a print engine controller (PEC) for sending print data to the printhead IC. The drive circuitry is configured... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100220138 - Position detecting device, liquid ejecting apparatus and method of detecting smear of scale: A position detecting device for detecting a position of an object, includes a light emitting portion that emits light, a light receiving portion that receives the light from the light emitting portion, and a scale that is arranged between the light emitting portion and the light receiving portion, and includes... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20100220137 - Printing apparatus: A printing apparatus includes: a liquid discharge head which includes a nozzle which discharges a liquid, and a discharge energy applying section which applies a discharge energy to the liquid to be discharged from the nozzle; a drive section which drives the discharge energy applying section; and a controller which... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20100220140 - Recording apparatus and transporting method: A recording apparatus of this invention includes a head; a transport mechanism that transports a medium in a transport direction with respect to the head, according to a target transport amount to be targeted; a memory that stores a plurality of correction values associated with a relative position of the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100220139 - Registration plate assembly for mailpiece conveyance system: A registration plate assembly for a compliant conveyance system and is adapted for use in combination with an array of print heads each having a print head nozzle. The registration plate assembly includes a mounting plate, a registration plate affixed to the mounting plate and at least one runner fastened... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc.
20100220141 - Ink-jet printer: A head carriage of an ink-jet printer is equipped with a heat lamp unit. The heat lamp unit is located very close to ink droplets discharged from an ink-jet head and landing on a recording medium and can directly heat and cure the ink droplets, so that the ink droplets... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100220142 - Printhead with ink distribution through aligned apertures: An inkjet printhead that has an elongate chassis, first groups of apertures spaced along the elongate chassis, an ink distribution unit defining a plurality of ink distribution passages and second groups of apertures in fluid communication with respective ink distribution passages, the ink distribution unit being mounted to the elongate... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100220143 - Mitigation of fluid leaks: A fluid ejector head includes a die with a plurality of fluid ejector units, each fluid ejector unit comprising a pumping actuator having a drive electrode, and a manifold that contacts the first side of the die to define a module volume in fluidic communication with a drainage volume. The... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100220144 - Method of maintaining inkjet printhead using non-contact roller: A method of maintaining an ink ejection face of an inkjet printhead. The method comprises the steps of: (i) flooding the ink ejection face with ink from nozzles in the printhead; and (ii) rotating a roller adjacent the face, such that flooded ink is transferred from the face onto an... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100220145 - Directed flow drip bib for printhead with three point contact: A drip bib for use with a printhead of an imaging device includes a plate having an upper surface having an upper edge, an intermediate surface angled with respect to the upper surface, and a lower edge. The intermediate surface includes a plurality of fastener openings. The lower edge includes... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP
20100220146 - Moisture protection of fluid ejector: A fluid ejection apparatus includes a substrate having a plurality of fluid passages for fluid flow and a plurality of nozzles fluidically connected to the fluid passages, a plurality of actuators positioned on top of the substrate to cause fluid in the plurality of fluid passages to be ejected from... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100220147 - Pagewidth printhead assembly having lcp micromolding: A pagewidth inkjet printhead assembly includes a printhead integrated circuit; an LCP ink manifold; and a flex PCB wire-bonded to bond pads on the printhead integrated circuit. The flex PCB wraps around the LCP ink manifold. The ink manifold includes an LCP lower micromolding having a plurality of ink inlets... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100220148 - Nozzle shape for fluid droplet ejection: A fluid ejection apparatus includes a substrate having a nozzle surface and a passage through the substrate for fluid flow, the passage having a nozzle that includes an opening in the nozzle surface of the substrate, and an actuator to cause fluid in the passage to be ejected from the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100220149 - Ink jet module: A core module for an ink jet printer includes a housing and a connection manifold disposed on the housing and including a plurality of ports providing fluid communication into and out of the module. A plurality of components is disposed within the housing, including a filter module, an ink reservoir,... Agent: Danaher Product Id
20100220150 - Method of manufacturing liquid ejection head, method of manufacturing recording apparatus including the same, liquid ejection head, and recording apparatus: A method of manufacturing a liquid ejection head having a plurality of passage modules that have individual passages, a plurality of actuator modules that each include a plurality of actuators, and a drive unit, and the liquid ejection head produced by the method. The method comprising ranking the passage modules... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20100220151 - Cradle unit for printhead cartridge having movable connectors: A cradle unit for a printhead cartridge is provided having a support bay for removably receiving the printhead cartridge, and an interface mounted on a slanted face within the support bay, the interface comprising connections which are movably tilted on said slanted face so as to be exposed within the... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100220152 - Method of manufacturing liquid ejection head, method of manufacturing recording apparatus including the same, liquid ejection head, and recording apparatus: A method of manufacturing a liquid ejection head having a plurality of passage modules that have individual passages, actuator modules that include a plurality of actuators and a drive unit and the liquid ejection head produced by the method. The method comprising ranking the actuator modules according to a magnitude... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20100220153 - Printhead having annular shaped nozzle heaters: A printhead is provided having a plurality of fluid ejection nozzles. Each nozzle has a chamber on a printing surface having an ejection port, and an annular shaped heater for heating fluid in the chamber to cause ejection from the ejection port.... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100220154 - Base for liquid discharge head, and liquid discharge head using the same: A base for a liquid discharge head includes a heat element which forms an exothermic portion 108, an electrode wire 105 that is electrically connected with the heat element, an insulative protective layer 106 provided above the heat generating resistive element and the electrode wire and an upper protective layer... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100220155 - Thermal ink jet printhead: An ink jet printhead includes a plurality of nozzles each having a nozzle aperture; a plurality of bubble forming chambers, each corresponding respectively to one of the plurality of nozzles; an inlet for communicating printing fluid between the nozzle aperture and a printing fluid supply, the inlet and the nozzle... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100220156 - Ink-jet head and method for manufacturing the same: An ink-jet head and a method for manufacturing the ink-jet head are disclosed. The ink-jet head can include: a chamber, which may house a type of ink; a membrane, which may be formed on one side of the chamber, and in a surface of which a holding cavity may be... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100220157 - Ink-jet head and method for manufacturing the same: An ink-jet head and a method for manufacturing the ink-jet head are disclosed. A method for manufacturing an ink-jet head, which has a membrane formed on one side of a chamber housing ink, can include: forming a piezoelectric component over a glass substrate, attaching the piezoelectric component onto the membrane,... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100220158 - Inkjet printhead with nozzles supplied through apertures in the chassis: An inkjet printhead has an elongate chassis, an ink distribution unit for connection to an ink supply, and a plurality of printhead modules supported along the elongate chassis. The printhead modules each define an elongate array of ink ejection nozzles. During use, the printhead modules are each supplied with ink... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100220159 - Flush pump for ink supply system: An ink supply system for an ink jet printer has an ink circuit including a plurality of circuit components and fluid paths for conveying fluid between components. A manifold defines the fluid paths and a plurality of ports in fluid communication with the paths. One of the fluid paths is... Agent: Danaher Product Id
20100220161 - Modular ink delivery assembly: An ink delivery assembly for delivering ink from an ink supply unit to an inkjet printhead includes an elongate fluid channel member defining a plurality of longitudinally arranged parallel open channels, the elongate fluid channel member made up of a plurality of interconnected fluid channel modules; a lid portion for... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100220160 - Processing liquid applying apparatus and image-forming apparatus: A processing liquid applying apparatus includes a processing liquid transfer roller which transfers a processing liquid to a transfer medium while rotating in a predetermined direction; a processing liquid applying section which applies the processing liquid to a surface of the processing liquid transfer roller; a downstream wall which is... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20100220163 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: There is provided an image forming device, including: an image forming section that ejects ink droplets based on ink data and forms an image on a recording medium; a liquid adhering section that adheres a transparent liquid to an opposite face of the recording medium to that formed with the... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20100220162 - Method and apparatus for printing objects, in particular plastic parts: A method for imprinting objects, including providing a printing machine configured to deliver at least one object to be imprinted to a printing apparatus using a retaining apparatus or an inscription carrier. A data processing system is provided and includes at least one print pattern stored in at least one... Agent: Leydig, Voit And Mayer
20100220164 - Printing system having media guiding dryer: A printing system is provided having a printhead mounted to a support structure, a print media and printing fluid cartridge removably mounted to the support structure in juxtaposition with the printer, the cartridge having a roll of print media and a removable printing fluid cartridge for feeding printing fluid to... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100220166 - Printer: A printer has an exhaust path that rectifies the exhaust flow of a centrifugal fan for producing air flow through a vacuum platen. Exhaust from a centrifugal fan 30 tends to flow in the direction of rotation A of the blades due to inertia even after being discharged from the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100220167 - Recording paper transportation path structure and printer: A recording paper transportation path structure suppresses sagging of the recording paper fed from the nipping part of a pair of rollers to the platen surface of a vacuum platen, and can prevent a drop in paper feed precision. In a roll paper printer 1, the recording paper fed through... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100220165 - Vacuum platen mechanism and fluid droplet discharge device: Mechanism for producing vacuum pressure and air flow for drawing recording paper of various widths to the platen surface of a printer enables such pressure and air flow to be held in a suitable range without adjusting the suction. A first suction area with the same width as the minimum... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept
20100220168 - Mobile computing device incorporating printer and print media roll: A personal digital assistant includes a body section; a display section pivotally engaged with the body section; a hinge section joining the display portion with the interface portion, and facilitating the display section to pivot with respect to the body section; an internal printer arranged in the body section; and... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100220169 - Thermal transfer printing: Apparatus for thermal transfer printing of an image from a thermal retransfer sheet onto an article, includes heating means (40, 42, 44, 46) adapted to supply heated gas at a variable flow rate. Also disclosed is a method of printing an image, and the resulting printed article.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100220170 - Printer: A printer includes a feeding unit, a conveying unit, a print unit to print information on an intermediate transfer film or a print medium, a transfer unit to transfer the information printed on the intermediate transfer film to a transferred article, a winding unit, a discharge unit, a detection unit... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20100220171 - Printer with an exposure head: A printer having an exposure head including an exposure head housing have side walls. The printer also includes a plurality of reflectors disposed in the exposure head housing, the plurality of reflectors including a plurality of elliptical reflectors and a plurality of planar reflectors. A lamp is disposed in the... Agent: Leydig, Voit And MayerPrevious industry: Recorders
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