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Incremental printing of symbolic information June invention type 06/11

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06/30/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20110157265 - Image recording apparatus: An image recording apparatus of the present invention includes an image data storage unit, a record head, a head controller, an image data changing unit, an edge detection unit, a thin-line image portion judging unit, and a thin-line blank region judging unit. The image data changing unit changes an image... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110157266 - Recording head control method and dot impact printer: A recording head control method prevents head coil burnout caused by heat output while suppressing a drop in printer throughput. A control method for a recording head 18 of a dot impact printer 100 that prints information on a recording medium S by driving the recording wires 9 of a... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110157267 - Reusable paper media with compatibility markings and printer with incompatible media sensor: A reusable image forming medium, including a substrate; an imaging layer coated on or impregnated into the substrate, wherein an irradiation of the imaging layer produces an image; and a signature material coated on or impregnated into the substrate or the imaging layer, the signature material being detectable by a... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

20110157268 - Printing apparatus, printing method, program and printing system: A printing apparatus is provided with (A) a carry mechanism that carries a medium along a predetermined direction, (B) a nozzle that performs a moving and ejecting operation for ejecting ink toward the medium while moving relatively with respect to the medium during an interval of a carry operation by... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110157269 - Liquid discharging apparatus and liquid discharging method: An apparatus includes a mechanism that transports a medium in a transportation direction; nozzle lines each composed of nozzles aligned in the transportation direction, the nozzle lines arranged adjacent to one another in a movement direction orthogonal to the transportation direction; a mechanism that moves the nozzle lines in the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporaton

20110157270 - Fluid ejecting apparatus and fluid receiving method: Provided is a fluid ejecting apparatus including: a fluid ejecting head which includes nozzles ejecting a fluid; a receiving member which is capable of receiving the fluid ejected from the nozzles; a pair of support members which supports the receiving member so as to extend in a linear shape; and... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110157272 - Ink jet type recording device and computer program: In accordance with an embodiment, an inkjet recording apparatus is presented. The inkjet apparatus includes a recording head configured to eject an ink on a recording medium, an ink curing device configured to cure the ink ejected on the recording medium, a moving device configured to move the recording medium... Agent:

20110157271 - Ink-jet recording apparatus and ink-jet recording method: An ink-jet recording apparatus is provided, including a first transport section which transports a recording medium; a recording section which is formed with a plurality of nozzles and which records an image on the recording medium by discharging ink droplets from the nozzles; an interference member which is provided at... Agent:

20110157273 - Method for determining the character width of characters constructed from printed dots in a printing or copying device: In a method to determine a character width of characters from printed dots in a printing or copying device the printed dots are generated at a location of individual printed elements of a print raster made up of printed elements. In a first raster cell of the print raster a... Agent:

20110157274 - Liquid supply apparatus and printer: A liquid supply apparatus, which supplies a liquid or liquids stored in liquid cartridges of a plurality of types, includes a plurality of cartridge installing sections to which the liquid cartridges of the plurality of types are detachably installable, wherein a plurality of connection ports, which correspond to supply ports... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110157275 - Liquid jet head and liquid jet apparatus: To reduce a thickness of a liquid jet head (1) having two nozzle columns, and reduce unevenness of discharge speed of a liquid droplet jetted from respective nozzles, provided is the liquid jet head (1) including: an actuator chip (3) including a first actuator (2a) and a second actuator (2b)... Agent:

20110157276 - Superoleophobic and superhydrophobic devices and method for preparing same: A process for preparing a flexible device having a textured superoleophobic surface comprising providing a flexible substrate; disposing a silicon layer on the flexible substrate; using photolithography to create a textured pattern in the silicon layer on the substrate wherein the textured pattern comprises an array of pillars; and chemically... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110157277 - Superoleophobic and superhydrophobic surfaces and method for preparing same: A process for preparing a flexible device having a superoleophobic surface comprising providing a flexible substrate; disposing a silicon layer on the flexible substrate; using photolithography to create a textured pattern in the silicon layer on the substrate wherein the textured pattern comprises a groove structure; and chemically modifying the... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110157278 - Process for preparing an ink jet print head front face having a textured superoleophobic surface: A process for preparing an ink jet print head front face or nozzle plate having a textured superoleophobic surface comprising providing a silicon substrate; using photolithography to create a textured pattern in the silicon substrate; optionally, modifying the textured silicon surface by disposing a conformal oleophobic coating thereon; and forming... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110157279 - Multiple drop weight printhead and methods of fabrication and use: A printhead includes a chamber layer and at least two orifice layers. A first orifice layer is disposed on the chamber layer, and a second orifice layer is disposed on the first orifice layer. The second orifice layer has at least one counterbore formed therein. A first nozzle is formed... Agent:

20110157280 - Printhead nozzle arrangements with magnetic paddle actuators: A printhead has a plurality of nozzle arrangements. Each nozzle arrangement includes a wafer substrate defining a nozzle chamber, said chamber having a roof wall with an ink ejection port defined therein and an ink supply channel defined through the substrate for supplying the chamber with ink; a magnetic coil... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20110157281 - Printhead for thermal inkjet printing and the printing method thereof: The present invention relates to a printhead for thermal inkjet printing and the printing method thereof. The printhead comprises: a substrate having a plurality of orifices with a firing element in each of said plurality of orifices, wherein said plurality of orifices are arranged in a single column, and said... Agent: Hong Kong Applied Science And Technology Research Institute Company Limited

20110157282 - Ink jet printing method and apparatus: An ink jet print head comprises a print head matrix having nozzles for drop formation and release opening onto a print side surface of said matrix and individual local micro-reservoirs, each associated with the local nozzles. The reservoirs open onto an ink supply surface of the matrix and are supplied... Agent:

20110157283 - Liquid droplet transporting apparatus, and valve, memory, display unit using the liquid droplet transporting apparatus: A liquid droplet transporting apparatus includes a first electrode which is arranged on a surface of a substrate, a second electrode which is arranged apart from the first electrode on the surface of the substrate, an insulating layer which is arranged to cover each of the first electrode and the... Agent:

20110157284 - Recording method: A recording method includes: printing a recording pattern onto an electronic component with a photocuring liquid having the property of accelerating curing when irradiated with light; irradiating light onto liquid that constitutes the recording pattern after the printing of the recording pattern; and thinning the film that constitutes the recording... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110157286 - Fluid ejecting apparatus: A fluid ejecting apparatus includes a fluid ejecting head that ejects fluid onto a target; a passing-flow-path forming member that forms a passing flow path through which the target and gas can pass from the upstream side to the downstream side in the transportation direction on the downstream side of... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110157287 - Fluid ejecting apparatus: Provided is a fluid ejecting apparatus including: a fluid ejecting head; a receiving member which is linear; a support member which supports the receiving member so as to extend in a linear shape; a support member movement unit which moves the support member between first and second positions so that... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110157285 - Medium feeding apparatus and image recording apparatus: A medium feeding apparatus including: a feeding mechanism including a feeding member and configured to feed the recording medium; an adsorbing unit including first and second electrodes facing the feeding member and configured to adsorb the recording medium to the feeding member; first and second surface layer members respectively having... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110157288 - Recording apparatus and line type liquid discharge recording apparatus: A recording apparatus includes a recording head performing recording onto a recording sheet; a platen section guiding the recording sheet to a position facing the recording head; a suction unit which includes a plurality of suction openings provided at the platen section and sucks and holds the recording sheet, a... Agent:

20110157289 - Recording medium conveyance method and apparatus, and image forming apparatus: The recording medium conveyance method of conveying a cut sheet of a recording medium, includes the steps of: holding the cut sheet on a circumferential surface of a conveyance body and conveying the cut sheet in a conveyance direction by rotating the conveyance body, the conveyance body being one of... Agent:

20110157290 - Fluid ejecting apparatus and fluid receiving method: Provided is a fluid ejecting apparatus including: a fluid ejecting head; a receiving member which is linear; a support member which supports the receiving member; a support member movement unit which moves the support member between a first position and a second position so that the receiving member is located... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110157291 - Wear-indicating resistors for thermal printhead: A thermal printhead includes a substrate, a nonconductive coating over the substrate, a number of heating elements disposed on the substrate, and one or more resistors at least partially disposed within the nonconductive coating. The heating elements cause thermochromic media to selectively darken in accordance with selective activation of the... Agent:

20110157293 - Method of forming image using heat-sensitive transfer image-receiving sheet having a lenticular lens: t

20110157292 - Printer and method of printing: A printer comprises a moveable print head such that print elements of the print head are able to print to two streams of media having different physical locations.... Agent:

20110157295 - Exposure device and image forming apparatus: An exposure device of an aspect of the present invention includes an exposure unit that is provided between a body to be exposed and a component and that exposes the body to be exposed; and an electrical connection member that is electrically connected to a connecting portion disposed in the... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20110157294 - Method and device for marking objects and materials: A material marking method includes: generating a code; randomly selecting at least one area of the material; and marking by laser shot on the surface of, or inside the material in each the area of the material to represent the code there in a way that cannot be detected by... Agent: Advanced Track & Trace

20110157296 - Dual mode imaging system: A dual mode imaging system includes a dual wavelength ROS suitable for imaging xerographic media and erasable media. When included in an imaging system this includes media transport for selectively conveying non-erasable and erasable media to corresponding imaging positions in the dual mode imaging system. The system further includes a... Agent: Xerox Corporation

  
06/23/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20110148955 - Image forming device, pump control method, and recording medium: An image forming device includes a pump which supplies a recording fluid contained in a first container to a second container via a tube, and a control unit configured to perform rotation of a roller disposed in the pump to press the tube and feed the recording fluid in the... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20110148956 - Inkjet recording apparatus: An inkjet recording apparatus comprising; a recording portion for recording an image on a recording medium, said recording portion having an inkjet head unit including a plurality of connected line heads, an acquisition portion for acquisitioning pixel information indicated by a pixel of a document, a memory portion for storing... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

20110148957 - Bidirectional ink pump: An ink delivery and recovery system includes a first reservoir for containing ink for delivery to a plurality of ink jets of an imaging device, a second reservoir spaced apart from the first reservoir for containing ink for delivery to the first reservoir, and a third reservoir for capturing ink... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110148961 - Driving apparatus of inkjet head: An inkjet head driving apparatus, wherein serial data indicating emission or non emission of nozzles respectively for a plurality of heads, is latched and memorized, and the nozzles are driven respectively based on the data memorized, the inkjet head driving apparatus having: an emission timing signal outputting device disposed in... Agent: Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.

20110148959 - Ink jet printing apparatus, ink jet printing method, data generating apparatus, and storage medium: The present invention provides an inkjet printing apparatus and an inkjet printing method for printing a high-definition image while improving glossiness of the image surface without causing complication and enlargement of the apparatus. A plurality of inks are ejected from first and second printing heads so that a weighted average... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110148960 - Liquid ejection head, method for evaluation of liquid ejection head, and liquid ejection apparatus having liquid ejection head: The opening area and shape of ejection orifices provided in an ejection orifice member influence the amount of liquid droplet. Therefore, it is necessary to check the opening area and shape of the ejection orifices in detail. For this purpose, in a liquid ejection head having ejection orifices used for... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110148958 - System and method for providing graphic security to a document at the time of printing: A method of printing an image having a graphic security element included therein includes receiving main image data representing a main image, receiving graphic security element data representing a graphic security element to be included in the main image, receiving a request to print the main image, responsive to receiving... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc.

20110148962 - Liquid ejecting apparatus and control method thereof: A return component that gently expands the volume of the pressure generating chamber, wherein a time interval of the expansion component is longer than that of the expansion holding component, and a time interval of the return component is longer than that of the contraction holding component, wherein a first... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110148963 - Method for driving liquid ejector: A method for driving a liquid ejector (1) provided with a piezoelectric actuator (7) including a piezoelectric ceramic layer (6) having a size covering a plurality of pressurizing chambers (2). An arbitrary piezoelectric deformation region (8) of the liquid ejector (1) is deflected in one thickness direction and the opposite... Agent: Kyocera Corporation

20110148964 - Recording apparatus and recording system: When a gradation mask is used to distribute image data to be recorded by overlapping portions in an overlapping head, color unevenness is generated in an image recorded by the overlapping portions due to a displacement in impact positions caused by an assembly error. As a result, accurate colorimetric measurement... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110148966 - Controlling device: A controlling device may perform an image process on specific image data so as to generate processed image data, supply the processed image data to the print performing unit and perform, in order to compensate variability of discharging amount of ink droplets discharged from the plurality of nozzles, a specific... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110148965 - Inkjet printing apparatus and recovery method: An inkjet printing apparatus of the present invention is equipped with a recovery device for recovering an ink ejection state of a print head. The print head has a plurality of nozzle rows each for ejecting an ink of a different color, and a nozzle surface. The recovery device performs... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110148967 - Method for detecting an operating state of a fluid chamber of an inkjet print head: In a method for detecting an operating state of at least one fluid chamber of an inkjet print head, after having generated a pressure wave in the fluid chamber, a resulting pressure wave in the fluid chamber is detected. A detection signal corresponding to the detected pressure wave is then... Agent:

20110148970 - Ink jet printing system, ink jet printing method, and storage medium: The present invention provides an ink jet printing system and method which allows high-quality images to be printed while improving the gloss of an image surface, as well as a relevant storage medium. According to the present invention, an image is printed using a print head including multiple nozzle arrays... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110148969 - Ink-jet recording apparatus and ink-jet recording system: In an overlapping head including a plurality of recording head chips overlapped to each other, a color shift can occur between a color recorded by an overlapping region and a color recorded by a non-overlapping region, which cannot be corrected by a density correction using head shading or the like.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110148968 - Multi-pass calibration in fixed printhead array printers: Methods and apparatus herein provide for automated calibration of multiple printheads used in a multi-pass printing system. Aspects hereof print a plurality of gray scale printed patterns each printed pattern corresponding to a gray scale value for each of the multiple printheads. The printed patterns are then measured to determine... Agent:

20110148971 - Feed control apparatus, recording apparatus, control method, and recording medium: A disclosed feed control apparatus includes a feed roller; a first detection unit detecting a rotational position of the feed roller; a sensor detecting plural marks arranged on a test chart; a difference calculation unit that calculates a difference between actual and theoretical positional information of a Nth mark when... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20110148972 - Recording apparatus and recording method: According to an embodiment, a recording apparatus includes at least one line-type recording head, a circulation path, and plural roller pairs. The recording head performs multi-pass image formation. The circulation path includes a first path facing the recording head, and a second path to connect a first end side to... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

20110148973 - Pre-leveler cooling device for continuous feed imaging devices: A temperature leveling system for thermally conditioning ink deposited onto a print media includes a non-contact cooling device for reducing temperatures of ink deposited onto a print media to a first average temperature. A leveler includes a thermal control for maintaining the leveler at a second temperature that is different... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110148974 - Computer based method and system for adjusting page placement on a continuous feed print engine: A system for adjusting page placement on a continuous feed print engine. The engine includes: a feed system for displacing a continuous sheet of material in a process direction; and at least one printhead with a plurality of ink ejectors. The system includes at least one specially programmed computer with... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110148975 - Dot missing inspection method of printing device and printing device: A method of inspecting presence/absence of dot missing in a printing device for discharging and impacting liquid droplets of a light curable ink from nozzles onto a medium, irradiating light to the impacted liquid droplets so as to cure the liquid droplets, and forming an image formed of minute dots... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110148976 - Recording head and recording apparatus, and inspection apparatus of recording head and method thereof: A temperature detection circuit acquires first temperature data detected by a temperature sensor corresponding to a heater of a recording head in a state in which no electric current is flowed into the heater, and second temperature data for the heater in a state in which an electric current is... Agent: Canon Kabushik Kaisha

20110148979 - Curable phase change inks: t

20110148977 - Inkjet emulsion ink:

20110148978 - Inkjet emulsion ink: According to one embodiment, an inkjet emulsion ink includes a pigment, an aqueous liquid, an oil liquid, and a polyoxyethylene hydrogenated castor oil. The polyoxyethylene hydrogenated castor oil emulsifies the aqueous liquid and the oil liquid. The oil liquid is at least partly an aliphatic monoalcohol having 6 to 9... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

20110148980 - Oil inkjet printing method and ink set: c

20110148981 - Detecting and removing fibers: In one embodiment, a method to detect and remove fibers comprises identifying blocked nozzles in a grouping of nozzles within a printhead, and triggering a fiber removal event if it is determined that a plurality of adjacent nozzles are blocked.... Agent:

20110148982 - Inkjet recording apparatus and method for maintenance of inkjet recording apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a recording head having a nozzle and configured to discharge droplets of a recording fluid via the nozzle onto a recording sheet in an image forming operation; a sheet transport unit configured to transport the recording sheet in a sheet transport direction; and a maintenance... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.,

20110148984 - Direct remote analog/digital printing devices, processes and mediums: Direct remote digital/analog printing devices and mediums have been developed, which are capable of directly digitally printing on non-uniform or uniform substrate/mediums. Examples of devices are also capable of recognizing wireless digital or analog signals for processing and printing or directly scanning substrates using information (analog or digitally) encoded. The... Agent:

20110148983 - Inkjet recording apparatus: An inkjet recording apparatus includes a joint portion movable to a first position at which communication is established between a flexible tube connected to an ink tank and a recording head and a second position at which such communication is interrupted, a manipulating member rotatably provided on a carriage to... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110148985 - Parallel motion system for industrial printing: A microdeposition system includes a printhead carriage that moves along a first axis; a stage that holds a substrate; a rail located above the printhead carriage and extending along a third axis parallel to the first axis; and an accessory carriage that travels along the rail to remain above the... Agent: Ulvac, Inc.

20110148986 - Liquid jet head and liquid jet apparatus: Provided is a liquid jet head (1) which is capable of reducing variations in discharge speed of liquid discharged from a nozzle (7) and controlling with high precision a place and an amount of a discharged liquid droplet, thereby improving reliability. The liquid jet head (1) includes an actuator (2)... Agent:

20110148988 - Fluid droplet ejecting: A system for ejecting droplets of a fluid is described. The system includes a substrate having a flow path body that includes a fluid pumping chamber, a descender fluidically connected to the fluid pumping chamber, and a nozzle fluidically connected to the descender. The nozzle is arranged to eject droplets... Agent:

20110148987 - Liquid ejection recording head and method of manufacturing the same: A method includes preparing a liquid ejection recording head that includes a substrate including an element generating energy used to eject liquid, a first supporting portion supporting the substrate, a wiring member including a plurality of electrode leads connected to a plurality of electrode pads provided for the substrate, and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110148989 - Ink ejection device employing corrugated thermal actuator: An ink ejection device for ejecting ink from a nozzle chamber includes an anchor block extending from a supporting substrate, the anchor block including a heating circuit; a first group of elongate corrugated arms attached at a first end thereof to the heating circuit, the first group of elongate corrugated... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20110148990 - Liquid ejecting head and liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting head includes a flow channel forming substrate having pressure generation chambers communicating with a nozzle opening and arranged in parallel along a lateral direction. A piezoelectric element is provided on one surface of the flow channel forming substrate in correspondence to the pressure generation chamber, and has... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110148991 - Liquid ejecting head and liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting head includes a flow channel forming substrate having a pressure generation chamber communicating with a nozzle opening and arranged in parallel along a lateral direction. A piezoelectric element is provided on one surface of the flow channel forming substrate in correspondence to the pressure generation chamber, and... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110148992 - Piezoelectric element, liquid jet head and printer: A piezoelectric element includes: a base substrate; a lower electrode formed above the base substrate; a piezoelectric layer that is formed above the lower electrode, and formed from a perovskite type oxide; and an upper electrode formed above the piezoelectric layer, wherein the piezoelectric layer is oriented to (100) crystal... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110148993 - Inkjet ejector having a polymer aperture plate attached to an outlet plate and method for assembling an inkjet ejector: A method forms apertures in a polymer aperture plate configured for use in a piezoelectric print head. The method includes bonding a polymer aperture plate to an outlet plate configured with outlets, and aligning a laser with the outlets in the outlet plate to ablate apertures in the polymer aperture... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110148995 - Inkjet print head, inkjet print head assembly and method of manufacturing inkjet print head assembly: There is provided an inkjet print head including: a head plate having nozzles arranged in a length direction, in which each of the nozzles ejects ink therethrough from a side surface of the head plate; an ink inlet provided in the lower portion of the head plate and drawing ink... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20110148994 - Print head having a polymer aperture plate and method for assembling a print head: A method for bonding a polymer layer to an outlet plate for an inkjet print head has been developed that enables the polymer layer to be attached to the outlet plate with little or no bowing of the polymer layer. The method includes aligning recesses in a bonding plate with... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110148996 - Method for filling an inkjet ink tank: A method of filling an ink tank with ink for use with a printer, the method includes the steps of providing or obtaining an ink tank which ink tank includes both an ink supply port and an ink fill port that are enclosed within a rim that extends outwardly from... Agent:

20110148997 - Ink jet recording apparatus: According to one embodiment, an inkjet recording apparatus includes a plurality of inkjet heads, a common supply pipe, a common collection pipe and an ink tank device. The common supply pipe includes an upper inner wall from one end side in a longitudinal direction to the other end side, which... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

20110148998 - Liquid supplying and collecting apparatus: An ink supplying and collecting apparatus includes a case, ink cartridges detachably attached to the case, and a collecting container detachably attached to the case. The ink cartridges supply ink to a recording head of a printer via ink supply tubes. The collecting container collects ink drained from the recording... Agent:

20110148999 - Ink fill port for inkjet ink tank: A detachably mountable ink tank for an inkjet printhead, the ink tank includes a housing for enclosing a reservoir for liquid ink; a rim extending outwardly from the housing; an ink supply port enclosed within the rim; and an ink fill port enclosed within the rim, wherein the ink fill... Agent:

20110149000 - Inkjet printhead module with adjustable alignment: A microdeposition system includes a stage, a printhead carriage, and a controller. The stage holds a substrate. The printhead carriage includes N printhead modules, where N is an integer greater than one. Each of the N printhead modules includes a printhead and an alignment mechanism. The printhead includes a plurality... Agent: Ulvac, Inc.

20110149002 - Low force drum maintenance filter: A drum maintenance system for use in an imaging device includes a sump having a bottom surface and a plurality of sidewalls which are arranged to accommodate a volume of release agent. A roller applicator is rotatably supported a first distance above the sump and partially submerged in the release... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110149001 - Spreader module for duplex continuous feed imaging devices: A spreader module for use in an imaging device includes a housing configured for insertion and removal from a docking position of an imaging device frame, a spreader drum operably supported by the housing, and a pressure roller operably supported by the housing adjacent the spreader drum to define a... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110149003 - Ink-jet printer: An image recording apparatus includes first and second drums configured to transfer a recording medium, first and second recording sections arranged in opposition to the first and second drums, respectively, and each including a recording head configured to record an image on the recording medium, and a main body frame... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20110149004 - Printer including positionable printing units: A printer includes an array of rollers, an array of printing elements, and a positioning structure. The array of rollers is arranged in a first arc configuration to rollingly support a media web in a first orientation. The array of printing elements is arranged in a second arc configuration along... Agent:

20110149005 - Variable data printing system: A printing system is disclosed. The printing system includes a first printer to print a first type of data to a medium and to print a barcode on the medium including variable to be printed on the medium and a second printer to print the variable data to the medium... Agent:

20110149006 - Self-assembling structures for electrostatic extraction of pigments from liquid inks for marking: A fabricated structure for use with an associated marking device is provided. In one form, the fabricated structure includes a self-lifting spring finger having a nib for marking.... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110149007 - Writing erasable paper using thermal printhead and uv illumination: A system for imaging erasable media includes a thermal print head on a first side of an erasable medium and a UV illumination source opposing the thermal print head and on a second side of the erasable medium. The thermal print head locally heats the erasable medium at a pixel... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110149008 - Thermal head and printer: Provided is a thermal head capable of enhancing heat-insulating performance while maintaining mechanical strength of an upper substrate. A thermal head (1) includes: a substrate main body (13) including a flat plate-shaped support substrate and a flat plate-shaped upper substrate which are bonded to each other in a stacked state;... Agent:

20110149009 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming apparatus forms a pattern image on a sheet by irradiating a photosensitive body with laser lights emitted from first to eighth laser light sources based on timing set in a displaying/setting section. As the pattern image, a combined pattern image in which a plurality of combined images... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20110149010 - Systems and methods for alignment of laser printers: Laser printers are plagued with an assortment of alignment issues. In color laser printers the issues are exacerbated. Variations in distance from the mirror to the drum can lines in different color planes to vary in size. Variations in angles in the facets of the mirror can cause alignment issues... Agent: Conexant Systems, Inc.

  
06/16/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20110141167 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a first path through which liquid is supplied to a recording head; a second path connected to a liquid tank; a pressure-adjustment valve connecting the first path with the second path, wherein resistance inside the pressure-adjustment valve changes according to a flow rate of the... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20110141168 - Electroconductive tubing for heating and transporting liquefied solid inkq: System and methods for heating and transporting liquefied solid ink in an imaging device. The system includes an electroconductive tube that not only melts the solid ink, but also permits a control system to sense the ink temperature due to the tube's inherent properties. A controller operatively coupled to the... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110141170 - Ink-jet recording apparatus and recording method therefor: A recording apparatus has a recording head, a platen, and a first hole. The recording head includes a dot formation element array, and the platen holds a recording medium opposite the recording head. The first hole is disposed in an area of the platen opposite a downstream portion of the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110141169 - Inkjet recording apparatus and inkjet recording method: When recording is performed by causing a recording head to scan a unit region of a recording medium multiple times, values related to the respective amounts of inks of multiple colors to be ejected to each of sub-regions obtained by dividing the unit region in the scanning direction are obtained.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110141171 - System and method for compensating for small ink drop size in an indirect printing system: A method improves transfer efficiency of ink images on an image receiving member that were formed with small ink drops. The method includes identifying image data that correspond to ink drops that have a mass less than a predetermined threshold and that fail to comingle with another ink drop ejected... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110141172 - Separation of drive pulses for fluid ejector: A method for causing fluid to be ejected from a fluid chamber of a jet in a printhead. An actuator is actuated with a first energy imparting pulse to push fluid away from the actuator and toward a nozzle. Following a lapse of a first interval, the actuator is actuated... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110141173 - Fluid ejecting apparatus and fluid ejecting method: An apparatus includes: a first nozzles for ejecting a first fluid are lined up in a predetermined direction; a second nozzles for ejecting a second fluid are lined up in the predetermined direction; and a control unit performs an ejecting operation of ejecting fluid from the nozzles, wherein the control... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110141174 - Fluid ejecting apparatus and fluid ejecting method: An apparatus includes: a first nozzles for ejecting first fluid are lined up in a predetermined direction; a second nozzles for ejecting second fluid are lined up in a movement direction; and a control unit which sets a first method of when formation of a main image with the first... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110141177 - Dot omission inspection method used in printing apparatus and the printing apparatus: Provided is a dot omission inspection method used in a printing apparatus for forming an image constituted by dots of first and second photo-durable inks. In the dot omission inspection method, an arbitrary image is formed by performing liquid droplet discharge of causing a liquid droplet of the first or... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110141176 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: In image processing it is possible to adequately reduce density unevenness and graininess according to the duty of the image data. More specifically, when dividing multi-valued data and generating 2-pass multi-pass printing data, in addition to the divided multi-valued data for each of the two passes, divided multi-valued data that... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110141175 - Position detection with two-dimensional sensor in printer: An inkjet printing system includes a roller for advancing a recording medium along a recording medium advance direction; an inkjet printhead that ejects drops of ink; a carriage for moving the printhead along a carriage scan direction that is substantially perpendicular or perpendicular to the recording medium advance direction; one... Agent:

20110141178 - Printing apparatus and method for printing: A printing apparatus which prints a print image onto a printing medium based on image data, includes a plurality of nozzles which discharge ink onto the printing medium based on the image data while relatively moving with respect to the printing medium, an intensity detector which irradiates the printing medium... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110141179 - Ink jet printing apparatus and ink jet printing method: This invention has a plurality of print heads, each including a first and second nozzle arrays. The different print heads are arranged so as to include an overlap area. The difference in distribution rate between the plurality of nozzle arrays for the same color is set to be larger when... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110141180 - Image forming apparatus and method of inkjet having humidity adjustment mechanism: According to one embodiment, an ink-jet image forming apparatus includes an ink-jet head ejecting an aqueous ink to form an image on a surface of a recording medium, a carrying belt carrying the recording medium and at least a part of which is situated upstream from the ink-jet head in... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

20110141181 - Image forming apparatus capable of effectively damping vibration: An image forming apparatus includes a sheet amount detector to detect an amount of sheets accommodated in the sheet feeding tray, an ejected sheet amount detector to detect an amount of sheets ejected onto the sheet ejection tray, and a vibration damper to damp vibration of the image forming apparatus... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.,

20110141184 - Dot omission inspection method used in printing apparatus and the printing apparatus: Provided is a dot omission inspection method used in a printing apparatus for forming an image constituted by dots of photo-curable ink. A normal print process including performing liquid droplet discharge of causing a liquid droplet of the photo-curable ink to be landed on a medium, performing provisional curing of... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110141185 - Image forming apparatus and control method thereof: In multipass printing, a mask pattern which increases the degree of dot dispersion in each pass is used for a combination of inks for increasing glossiness when printing an image. Contrary, a mask pattern which decreases the degree of dot dispersion in each pass is used for a combination of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110141183 - Inkjet recording apparatus and landing-location adjustment method: The present invention provides an inkjet recording apparatus recording image data by using recording heads that can be separately attached to and/or detached from the inkjet recording apparatus, wherein the attachment and/or detachment of each of the recording heads is detected, and only a pattern used to adjust the displacement... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110141182 - Method of position detection with two-dimensional sensor in printer: A method for monitoring relative position of a carriage and a recording medium in an inkjet printing system having a roller for advancing the recording medium along a recording medium advance direction, the method includes sending light from a light source toward at least a portion of the roller; receiving... Agent:

20110141188 - Image forming method and image forming apparatus: Disclosed is a recording method in which an image is first formed on an intermediate transfer medium by ejection of ink and is then transferred to a printing medium. The present invention solves a problem regarding insufficient transfer of the image to the printing medium, which is caused by roughness... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110141186 - Ink set, ink cartridge, ink jet recording method, and ink jet recording apparatus: An ink set having a cyan ink, a magenta ink and a yellow ink. A combination of a cyan, magenta and yellow dye respectively contained in the cyan, magenta and yellow ink is selected so as to satisfy the condition that optical density retentions of images formed by a cyan... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110141189 - Metallic ink jet printing system for graphics applications: A multi-phase system for creating a metallic effect on a substrate, comprising applying to the substrate a first ink jet ink comprising a dispersion of reflective metallic particles in a suitable carrier system, to form a reflective coating layer; and applying a second ink jet ink over the reflective coating... Agent: Electronics For Imaging, Inc.

20110141187 - Method for forming inkjet image: Provide is a method for forming an inkjet image in which a high-resolution image can be formed by a stable ink ejection and an inkjet image exhibits excellent curability, wherein the inkjet image is formed by ejecting an ink composition onto a medium from a nozzle of an inkjet recording... Agent: Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.

20110141190 - Set of reaction liquid and ink, and image forming method: Provided is a set of a reaction liquid that has a buffering action against pH change and exhibits a pH of 3.5 or more and 5.5 or less, and an ink that has a higher pH than the reaction liquid. The ink comprises a pigment to a surface of a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110141191 - System and method for maintaining or recovering nozzle fuction for a printhead: A transducer capable of generating vibrational energy is positioned relative to an inkjet cartridge to impart a vibrational force to simultaneously vibrate at least a portion of each of a plurality of ink fluidic columns associated with a plurality of nozzles in a printhead of the inkjet cartridge to maintain... Agent:

20110141192 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus including a first carriage having a first recording head and a first lifting/lowering unit, a second carriage having a second recording head and a second lifting/lowering unit, a drive source, a drive coupling unit provided to the drive source, a first coupling unit, a second coupling... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20110141193 - Ink discharge head and manufacturing method thereof: An ink discharge head includes a coating resin layer having a plurality of discharge ports for discharging ink, and ink flow passages which communicate with the plurality of discharge ports, respectively; and a substrate having energy generation elements which generate the energy for discharging ink and provided with the coating... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110141194 - Inkjet ink and recording unit: An inkjet ink contains a pigment, a water-soluble resin having a hydrophobic group, an inclusion compound, and water. The water-soluble resin includes a part adsorbed to the pigment and a part not adsorbed to the pigment. The inclusion compound is cyclodextrin or a cyclodextrin derivative. The mass ratio of the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110141195 - Nozzle plate and method of manufacturing the same: Provided is a nozzle plate and methods of manufacturing the nozzle plate. The nozzle plate may include a substrate having a nozzle. The nozzle plate may also include a permittivity reducing area in an upper portion of the substrate around the nozzle, wherein the permittivity reducing area includes a plurality... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20110141196 - Recording head and method for manufacturing the same: One of an electric wiring substrate and a retaining member includes a section having an absorptance with respect to a laser beam, and the other one of the electric wiring substrate and the retaining member includes a section having a transmittance with respect to the laser beam. The electric wiring... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110141197 - Substrate for liquid-ejection head, liquid ejection head, method for manufacturing substrate for liquid-ejection head, and method for manufacturing liquid ejection head: When an insulating layer is provided in order to protect an energy generating element, there arises a possibility that the layer dissolves in a contacting liquid. Therefore, in order to eject liquid, a first protection layer containing metal is provided on the insulating layer facing a substrate for a liquid-ejection... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110141198 - Liquid-ejection recording head and method of manufacturing liquid-ejection recording head: A recording head includes a substrate whose first surface has an element that generates energy used for ejecting liquid; a first portion that supports a second surface of the substrate; a wiring member having multiple electrode leads connected to multiple electrode pads provided in the substrate; a second portion that... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110141199 - Inkjet head assembly: An inkjet head assembly includes: a tank head having an ink channel formed therein; an inkjet head disposed in the tank head to jet ink introduced through the ink channel; and a mass disposed on the inkjet head and applying a weight to control vibrations when ink is jetted from... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20110141201 - Liquid ejection head: The present invention provides a print head that ejects ink supplied through an ink supply port so as to prevent the size of satellites from being reduced while inhibiting an increase in resistance to an ink flow. In the print head, ink supply ports are arranged on both sides of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110141200 - Piezoelectric device, piezoelectric actuator, droplet ejecting head, and droplet ejecting apparatus: A piezoelectric device including: a first electrode layer provided so as to overlie a substrate; a second electrode layer disposed so as to face the first electrode layer; and a piezoelectric layer disposed between the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer. The first electrode layer has a conductive... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110141202 - High frequency mechanically actuated inkjet: An inkjet ejector has been developed that enables the ejector to be operated at a frequency greater than 80 kHz. The inkjet ejector includes a body layer in which a pressure chamber is configured with an outlet having a volume that is less than a predetermined volumetric threshold, a flexible... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110141203 - Inkjet ejector having an improved filter: A manifold assembly has been constructed that filters ink before the ink enters an inkjet ejector in an inkjet print head. The manifold assembly includes an adhesive layer having openings, an ink manifold layer having a plurality of openings, the openings in the adhesive layer being aligned with the openings... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110141205 - Method of removing thermoset polymer from piezoelectric transducers in a print head: A method for mounting a piezoelectric transducer layer to a diaphragm layer exposes an electrode for each piezoelectric transducer after thermoset polymer filling the interstitial space between the piezoelectric transducers has been cured. The method includes bonding a polymer layer to a diaphragm layer having a plurality of openings, bonding... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110141204 - Print head having a polymer layer to facilitate assembly of the print head: A method for assembling an inkjet jet print head enables piezoelectric transducers to be bonded to an inkjet ejector without closing inlets to a pressure chamber within the inkjet ejector. The method includes bonding a polymer layer to a diaphragm layer having a plurality of openings, bonding piezoelectric transducers to... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110141206 - Stacked slice printhead: A side-firing printhead comprises a stack that includes a plurality of slices, wherein each slice includes a PCB trigger layer and a diaphragm layer, the PCB trigger layer controls the flow of ink from the diaphragm layer, a first side of the diaphragm layer includes at least one cavity that... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

20110141207 - Condenser for ink jet printer: A condensate recovery system for an ink jet printer includes an ink reservoir and a condenser. The condenser is in fluid communication with the ink reservoir and is adapted to receive exhaust from the ink reservoir and condense solvent from the exhaust. The condenser includes a fluid inlet for receiving... Agent:

20110141209 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus, includes a liquid jet head; a container main body; an air opening mechanism configured to open and close an air opening path in the container main body. The air opening mechanism includes a holding part, and an opening member movably provided at the holding part. The... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20110141208 - Liquid supplying apparatus, liquid ejecting apparatus, and liquid supplying method: A liquid supplying apparatus includes: a table on which a liquid container is placed, the liquid container containing liquid; a needle that can be inserted into the liquid container so as to supply the liquid contained in the liquid container to a liquid consumption side therethrough, the liquid consumption side... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110141210 - Ink cartridge apparatus for continuously supplying ink: An ink cartridge apparatus for continuously supplying ink is provided, including a connection device, an exposed chip socket and a filtering device on an ink cartridge main body. The connection device is for connecting to an ink bottle and the filtering device is for filtering the impurity from the ink... Agent: Jetbest Corporation

20110141211 - Printer: A printer has a pair of frame panels that support the ends of a carriage guide shaft, a carriage that carries a print head, a carriage drive motor, and first and second pulleys on which a belt connected to the carriage is mounted. The first and second pulleys limit the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110141212 - Solid ink melter assembly: A solid phase change ink melter assembly in a phase change ink image producing machine comprises an array of a plurality of spaced apart fins, the array defining a top face for receiving the solid pieces of phase change ink, a bottom face for discharging melted ink, and opposite melter... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110141213 - Ink jet recording apparatus: An ink jet recording apparatus capable of landing an ink drop on an exact position on a recording medium is provided. An ink jet recording apparatus performs recording on a recording medium A which has been subjected to application processing with a pretreatment liquid. The ink jet recording apparatus has... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110141214 - Thermal head and printer: Provided is a thermal head including an intermediate layer between a support substrate and an upper substrate, which is capable of suppressing heat dissipation toward the support substrate while maintaining printing quality. Employed is a thermal head (1) including: an upper substrate (5); a support substrate (3) bonded in a... Agent:

20110141215 - Recording head and recording apparatus provided with the recording head: A thermal head (X1) is provided with a substrate (10), a plurality of heat generating elements (H), a first electrode (31), and a second electrode (32). The heat generating elements (H) are arranged on the substrate (10) The first electrode (31) is provided with a plurality of first connecting sections... Agent: Kyocera Corporation

20110141216 - Thermal head and printer: Provided is a thermal head capable of making good contact to a thermal recording medium or the like to increase heat transfer efficiency while maintaining the number of manufacturing steps and manufacturing cost. Provided is a thermal head (1) including: a flat plate-shaped substrate main body (13); a heating resistor... Agent:

20110141217 - Light source device, optical scanning device, and image forming apparatus: In a light source device including an aperture member that regulates a light beam, |(Pap1−Pap2)/Pap2|<|(P1−P2)/P2| is satisfied where P2 is a light intensity of the light beam entering the aperture member at a time t2 when 2 microseconds have passed since current was applied to the laser, P1 is a... Agent:

  
06/09/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20110134170 - Automatic rfid circuit tuning: A method of printing comprising the steps of: providing a print media having a printing surface; measuring at least one parameter of the print media; calculating an optimal configuration for a radio frequency identification (RFID) transponder circuit for obtaining a desired RFID transponder resonant frequency; configuring the RFID transponder circuit... Agent: Hand Held Products, Inc.

20110134172 - Low energy solid ink jet imaging apparatus: A printhead provides selective heating to a supply of molten ink within an ink flow channel. The printhead is adapted to be in electrical communication with a controller and programmed to determine ink required by a print job. Based on the determined ink required by the print job, the controller... Agent:

20110134171 - Method and device for controlling the mass of an ink droplet: An inkjet printing system controls an ink droplet mass by regulating a pressure in an ink reservoir. The printing system includes an ink reservoir, an air pressure device, an ink ejection device, and a controller. The ink reservoir is configured to contain a supply of ink and an air space... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110134173 - Method of operating printer with incorrectly operating nozzles: A method is provided of operating a printer which has a printhead having ejection nozzles configured to print an array of rows and columns of dots and control means. The method includes monitoring for incorrectly printed columns with the control means, and increasing the duration of a signal delivered with... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20110134174 - Driving device for liquid droplet jetting device, liquid droplet jetting device, image forming apparatus, and computer readable medium: A driving device for a liquid jetting apparatus includes an application unit and a controller. The application unit generates and applies a first voltage of a first waveform to a first pressure generating unit and generates and applies a second voltage of a second waveform to the second pressure generating... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20110134176 - Liquid ejecting apparatus: The driving signal generation unit generates a leading driving pulse that is ahead in a unit cycle and a following driving pulse that follows the leading driving pulse; the leading driving pulse is set so that, in the case where liquid droplets are ejected simultaneously from multiple adjacent nozzles, the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110134175 - Methods of adjusting ink ejection characteristics of inkjet printing apparatus and driving the inkjet printing apparatus: Methods of adjusting ink ejection characteristics of an inkjet printing apparatus and driving the inkjet printing apparatus are provided. A method of adjusting ink ejection characteristics of an inkjet printing apparatus may include adjusting at least one of a voltage and an application duration of a driving signal applied to... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20110134177 - Ink jet printing apparatus and method: Through the use of a mask with an appropriate pattern, depending on dot size or density, in an in jet printing apparatus, image defects caused by conveyance distance errors are suppressed. More concretely, at the masking unit A an interlaced mask pattern is used and a masking process is performed... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110134178 - Printing apparatus and printing control method: The printing apparatus includes: an image formation device which performs front-side printing to form a front-side image on a front side of paper according to front-side image data, and then performs rear-side printing to form a rear-side image on a rear side of the paper according to rear-side image data;... Agent:

20110134179 - Inkjet recording device: An inkjet recording apparatus is presented. The inkjet recording apparatus includes an ink head configured to move in left and right directions, comprising a plurality of nozzles arranged in a front-rear direction for discharging ink on a recording medium, wherein the ink is curable when irradiated with light from a... Agent:

20110134180 - System and method for controlling a temperature of a printhead by configuring its i/o pad to multi-task: A system and method for controlling a temperature of a printhead by configuring its I/O pad to multitask. In one embodiment of the invention, a system includes an I/O pad affixed to the printhead to supply a signal to a circuit disposed on the printhead, a controller to interrupt the... Agent:

20110134182 - Inkjet head package: There is provided an inkjet head package including: an ink head having an actuator mounted thereon and ejecting ink to the outside by a driving force of the actuator; an intermediate substrate disposed between the ink head and an ink storage supplying ink to the ink head, and having a... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20110134181 - Inkjet printer: An inkjet printer includes: a cartridge body provided with an ink chamber; a head unit coupled to a bottom surface of the cartridge body and provided with nozzles for jetting ink; and an energy irradiation unit coupled to the cartridge body so as to irradiate energy onto the ink jetted... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20110134183 - Improvements in or relating to continuous inkjet printers: The invention describes a gutter for incorporation in the print head of a continuous inkjet printer. The gutter, which is preferably provided with a slot entrance, is configured to reflect ink droplets which pass into the gutter off the gutter walls and towards the exit passage of the gutter. This... Agent:

20110134184 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a recording head, a liquid tank, a first fluid flow path supplying liquid to the recording head, a second fluid flow path being in communication with the liquid tank, a pressure adjusting valve allowing fluid communication between the first and the second fluid flow paths,... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20110134186 - Fluid ejection apparatus: There is provided a fluid ejection apparatus for ejecting a fluid including a head for ejecting the fluid and a moisture retention head cap device for retaining moisture of the head. The moisture retention head cap device is disposed so as to surround a periphery of the head to cover... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110134185 - Recovery processing method for print head, and inkjet printing apparatus using the same: Wet wiping processing is performed on an ink ejection opening forming surface of a print head by use of a wiper. Then, as bubble removal processing, the print head is heated by use of either an electrothermal conversion element or a heat generating element located inside the print head, and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110134187 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus including a first carriage having a recording head that ejects black liquid droplets and is movable in a main scanning direction and a second carriage having a recording head that ejects color liquid droplets and is detachably attachable to the first carriage within a scanning range... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20110134188 - Nozzle plate, discharge head, method for producing the nozzle plate, method for producing the discharge head, and discharge device: A nozzle plate includes: a nozzle plate main body made of metal, the nozzle plate main body having nozzle rows formed of nozzles arranged in parallel and penetrating the nozzle plate main body in a thickness direction, wherein at the outer edge of the nozzles on a droplet discharge surface... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110134189 - Inkjet printer having modular pagewidth printhead: An inkjet printer having a modular pagewidth printhead. The printhead includes: an elongate spine defining a plurality of ink outlets, each ink outlet being in fluid communication with a corresponding ink channel; a plurality of printhead modules serially engaged along the spine, each printhead module defining ink inlets aligned with... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20110134190 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus including a first carriage having a recording head that ejects black liquid droplets and is movable in a main scanning direction, a second carriage having a recording head that ejects color liquid droplets and is detachably attachable to the first carriage to move in the main... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20110134192 - Ink jet print head substrate and ink jet print head: An ink jet print head substrate is provided which can prevent voltage drop variations during driving, no matter in what way the ejection energy generation elements are driven, and which can also apply a stable energy to the ejection energy generation elements at all times. The ink jet print head... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110134191 - Printhead and method of manufacturing printhead: A printhead may include a flow channel unit configured to discharge liquid. The printhead may include an actuator unit configured to apply discharge energy to the liquid in the flow channel unit. The printhead may include a flat flexible substrate connected to the actuator unit and configured to supply a... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110134193 - Nozzle arrangement with an actuator having iris vanes: A nozzle arrangement for an inkjet printhead includes a substrate defining an ink inlet; a plurality of posts extending from the substrate; a roof portion defining an ejection port, the roof portion supported by the plurality of posts; a plurality of vanes extending from the substrate and arranged to form... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20110134194 - Piezoelectric device and method for manufacturing the same, piezoelectric actuator, liquid ejecting head, and liquid ejecting apparatus: A piezoelectric device includes: a substrate; a first electrode formed over the substrate; a first piezoelectric element formed over the first electrode; a low density region which is formed at a side of the first piezoelectric element and has density lower than that of the first piezoelectric element; a second... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110134196 - Inkjet head: There is provided an inkjet head including: a flow path plate having a plurality of ink chambers; a nozzle plate having a plurality of nozzles connected to the respective ink chambers in order to eject ink in the ink chambers to the outside; a piezoelectric actuator provided above the ink... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20110134195 - Inkjet printing apparatus and method of driving inkjet printing apparatus: An inkjet printing apparatus according to example embodiments may include a flow channel plate including an ink inlet for introducing ink, a pressure chamber containing the introduced ink, and a nozzle connected to the pressure chamber and configured to eject ink. A piezoelectric voltage applier may apply a piezoelectric driving... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20110134197 - Liquid container: A second sealing film F2 is thermally bonded onto a leading end portion R1 of an ink lead-out member 32b of an ink pack and an annular projecting portion R2 provided on an ink casing 31. Thereby, a gap D produced between the ink lead-out member 32b and the ink... Agent:

20110134198 - Printer having selectively isolatable pump: A printer is provided having a printhead for printing fluid onto media, a reservoir for supplying fluid to the printhead, a pump for drawing fluid from the reservoir and pumping the drawn fluid into the printhead, and a valve arrangement for selectively opening fluid communication between the pump, reservoir and... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20110134199 - Ultraviolet irradiation device and ink ejection device: An ultraviolet irradiation device includes: a light source which irradiates ultraviolet curable ink with ultraviolet rays; and a jetting port which jets gas to form a gas film facing the light source in an irradiation direction.... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110134200 - Apparatus for transporting transportation target medium and image formation apparatus: An apparatus for transporting a transportation target medium, including: an endless belt that has a plurality of belt-side suction holes; and a supporting section that has a plurality of supporting-section-side suction holes, wherein a force of suction acts at areas where the belt-side suction holes substantially overlap the supporting-section-side suction... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110134201 - Conveying mechanism and recording apparatus including the same: Provided is a recording medium conveying mechanism including an endless center conveying belt and endless side conveying belts, the endless center conveying belt and the endless side conveying belts being looped over a driving roller to be driven by a motor, a driven roller and a tension roller. The center... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110134202 - Thermal printer and printing device: According to an aspect of the present invention, a thermal printer includes a housing in which a space is formed, printing means disposed in the housing, a cover disposed in the housing and which comes into contact with and separates from the housing when rotated, thereby opening and closing the... Agent: Ncr Corporation

  
06/02/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20110128314 - Liquid ejecting apparatus: In a liquid ejecting apparatus, when a ON/OFF detector detects that power of the liquid ejecting apparatus is switched to an ON state from an OFF state, a controller controls a liquid transfer unit such that liquid is transferred to a tank of which residual amount of liquid is smaller... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110128313 - Liquid ejection apparatus: A liquid ejection apparatus includes a valve which adjusts the flow rate of a recording liquid in a return passage connecting an outflow opening with a tank, a pump which supplies the recording liquid from the tank to the internal passage via the supply passage, a detecting unit which detects... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110128315 - Lens sheet and printer: A lens sheet has an external shape of a rectangle or a square defined by four sheet ends in a vertical direction thereto. The lens sheet includes: a first surface, on which a plurality of lenses extending in a direction inclined to one of the sheet ends are arranged in... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110128317 - Capacitive load driving circuit: A capacitive load driving circuit includes: a voltage waveform output unit that outputs a voltage waveform used for driving a plurality of capacitive loads; and a voltage waveform applying unit that connects each of the plurality of capacitive loads to output of the voltage waveform output unit to thereby apply... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110128316 - Liquid drop ejection using dual feed ejector: A liquid ejector is provided that includes a structure defining a plurality of chambers with one of the plurality of chambers including a first surface and a second surface. The first surface includes a nozzle orifice. A drop forming mechanism is located on the second surface of the chamber opposite... Agent:

20110128318 - Printing assembly calibration: A printing assembly includes a transport system configured to transport items on a transport path and a printer rotatably disposed on a support. The printer includes a plurality of printing elements disposed sequentially along the transport path. A method of calibrating the printing assembly includes aligning a first reference associated... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc.

20110128319 - Printing system, printing control program, and printing method: A printing system includes: a head that discharges electromagnetically-curable ink of multiple colors, each color having a different ease of curing with respect to electromagnetic wave, onto a medium; a provisional curing unit, common for all of the colors, that provisionally cures the electromagnetically-curable ink that has landed on the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110128320 - Ink receiving device for ink jet printer: An ink receiving device C for an ink jet printer includes: an ink receptacle which receives ink discharged from nozzles of ink jet heads; and a support member which supports the ink receptacle in a manner to enable the ink receptacle to move horizontally. The ink receptacle is enabled by... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho

20110128321 - Servicing article: In one embodiment, a servicing article comprises a web comprising a first material impregnated with a servicing fluid, the servicing fluid including a solvent that does not evaporate at ambient printer conditions, and a plurality of physical barriers within the first material, extending approximately across the first material's width, to... Agent:

20110128322 - Capping device and liquid ejection apparatus: A capping device including: (a) a cap structure that is to be movable, relative to a body, in a contact direction toward a surface of the object so as to be brought into contact with the surface, for thereby covering the surface of the object; (b) a transmission mechanism configured... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110128323 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a common array base member; and plural head modules each formed of a module base member and plural heads configured to discharge droplets arranged in an array on the module base member. The plural head modules are attached on the common array base member. The... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20110128324 - Method and apparatus for mounting a fluid ejection module: A system and method for mounting a fluid droplet ejection module to a frame is disclosed, where the fluid ejection module includes a mounting component having a mounting surface. A connector is configured to detachably attach to the frame and is positioned between the frame and the mounting surface of... Agent:

20110128325 - Bondable printed wiring with improved wear resistance: A printed wiring member includes a dielectric substrate; a patterned copper layer formed on the dielectric substrate. The patterned copper layer includes i) contact pads for wire bonding; ii) connector pads for making electrical connection with an electrical connector; and iii) conductor traces between contact pads and corresponding connector pads.... Agent:

20110128326 - Printhead having dual arm ejection actuators: A printhead is provided which has a plurality of fluid chambers and nozzles for ejection of fluid from the chambers defined on a substrate having electrical circuitry. Each chamber has an actuator cantilevered on the substrate with a first arm connected to the electrical circuitry and a second arm connected... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd.

20110128327 - Piezoelectric ceramic, method for making the same, piezoelectric element, liquid discharge head, and ultrasonic motor: A piezoelectric ceramic that includes barium titanate and 0.04 mass % or more and 0.20 mass % or less manganese relative to barium titanate. The piezoelectric ceramic is composed of crystal grains. The crystal grains include crystal grains A having an equivalent circular diameter of 30 μm or more and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110128328 - Piezoelectric actuator, liquid discharge head, and method of manufacturing same: A piezoelectric actuator may include a piezoelectric layer. The piezoelectric actuator may also include an electrode layer which is disposed on a surface of the piezoelectric layer. The piezoelectric actuator may further include a metal terminal which is disposed on the electrode layer, and configured as a contact point with... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110128329 - Liquid ejection apparatus: A liquid ejection apparatus includes a pressure sensor and a determining unit. The pressure sensor is configured to detect a pressure in an ink supply path for use in supplying ink from an ink tank to a recording head. The determining unit determines whether the ink supply path is anomalous... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110128330 - Refillable ink tanks: An ink tank for use in a printer. In one embodiment, an ink tank includes an outer housing that defines an interior space, and an internal ink bag provided within the interior space, the ink bag being configured to be repeatedly be filled with and deliver ink, the ink tank... Agent:

20110128334 - Liquid containing tank, liquid-jet head unit, and image forming apparatus: A liquid containing tank for containing a liquid to be supplied to a liquid-jet head. The liquid containing tank includes a containing part containing the liquid supplied from the outside; and a supply channel separated from the containing part by a partition wall rising from the bottom surface of the... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20110128331 - Water-based ink for ink-jet recording, ink cartridge, and ink-jet recording apparatus: l

20110128332 - Water-based ink for ink-jet recording, ink cartridge, and ink-jet recording apparatus:

20110128333 - Water-based ink set for ink jet recording, ink cartridge, and ink-jet recording apparatus:

20110128335 - Circulating fluid for fluid droplet ejecting: A fluid droplet ejection apparatus includes a printhead having a fluid supply and a fluid return. A substrate is attached to the printhead, and the substrate includes a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet on a surface of the substrate proximate to the fluid supply and fluid return. Nozzles are... Agent:

20110128336 - Printing apparatus and method for printing: A printing apparatus includes a head which discharges coating ink which coats a medium and electromagnetic radiation-curable ink for image formation having a surface tension lower than the surface tension of the coating ink, a curing unit which irradiates the electromagnetic radiation-curable ink for image formation with electromagnetic waves to... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110128339 - Ink jet recording apparatus: An ink jet recording apparatus may include a conveying device configured to move a conveying belt including a conveying surface to convey a recording medium. The ink jet recording apparatus may include a recording head configured to discharge ink onto the recording medium. The ink jet recording apparatus may include... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110128337 - Media transport system for non-contacting printing: A digital printing system for printing on a continuous web of print media includes a support structure that guides the continuous web of print media under tension through the printing system. The printing system includes a first mechanism that is affixed to the support structure that positions the print media... Agent:

20110128338 - Modular media transport system: A digital printing system for printing on a continuous web of print media includes a first module and a second module that guide a continuous web of print media under tension through the printing system. At least one of the first module and the second module include a digital printhead... Agent:

20110128340 - Thermal head, manufacturing method therefor, and printer: Provided is a thermal head with enhanced strength and improved thermal efficiency including a cavity portion formed therein at a position corresponding to a heating resistor. Employed is a thermal head (1) including: a support substrate (3) including a concave portion (2) formed in its front surface; an upper substrate... Agent:

20110128341 - Thermal printer: Provided is a thermal printer in which positioning precision between a platen roller and a thermal head is enhanced, thereby being capable of positively arranging heating elements within a heating element allowable range. A positioning mechanism (38) includes: a through-hole (40) which allows a head support member (23) to be... Agent:

20110128344 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of light sources that emits a plurality of light beams arrayed in the sub-scanning direction via an optical system, a filter calculation unit that performs filter calculation of increasing or reducing a density of image data according to wideness or narrowness between a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110128342 - Optical scanning apparatus and image forming apparatus: An optical scanning apparatus includes a polygonal mirror configured to deflect a light beam emitted from a light source such that the laser beam scans a member to be scanned, a drive motor configured to rotate the polygonal mirror, aboard on which the polygonal mirror and the drive motor are... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110128343 - Surface-emitting laser element, surface-emitting laser array, optical scanner device, and image forming apparatus: A disclosed surface-emitting laser element includes a resonator structure having an active layer, a first semiconductor multilayer mirror and a second semiconductor multilayer mirror configured to sandwich the resonator structure having the active layer, an electrode provided around an emission region of a light-emitting surface, and a dielectric film provided... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20110128345 - Apparatus and method for writing a flip image structure: The invention relates to an apparatus for writing a flip image structure on a base. Said apparatus comprises a laser light source that has a control device for specifically modifying an angle at which the laser light emerges from the laser light source, and a holder for the base. According... Agent:

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