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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 09/29/2011 > 89 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories. class, title,number
20110234656 - Electronic instrument and management method: An electronic instrument is adapted to communicate with another electronic instrument. The electronic instrument includes an acquisition section, a storage section, an inquiry section and a processing section. The acquisition section is configured to acquire identification information from a managed article used by the electronic instrument, the identification information being... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110234657 - Inkjet head assembly: There is provided an inkjet head assembly that can readily store ink by separating a passage for transferring ink from a passage for transferring ink between a first storage unit and a second storage unit inside an ink tank. An inkjet head assembly according to an aspect of the invention... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20110234658 - Liquid container and liquid ejecting system: A liquid container mounted on a liquid ejecting apparatus to supply a liquid to the liquid ejecting apparatus. The liquid container includes a storage unit which stores the liquid, an optical member having one portion which is exposed to an inside of the storage unit, and the other portion which... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110234659 - Droplet ejection device that adjusts ink ejection amount: A droplet ejection device includes a first determining unit that determines a first amount of liquid on an image pixel basis based on both a second amount and an ejection pattern both obtained from image data, actuator that ejects the first amount of the liquid, a second determining unit that... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20110234661 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus and an image processing method are provided which, when forming an image using a plurality of different inks, can produce a satisfactory image free from problematical levels of density unevenness, graininess and insufficient density with any of these inks. To this end, when printing on pixel... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110234667 - Ink jet image forming method and ink jet recording apparatus: An ink jet image forming method, wherein an ink is applied to plain paper in a fixed amount of 0.5 to 6.0 pl, contains a self-dispersion pigment, an organic carboxylic acid salt, water and a water-soluble compound having a hydrophilicity-hydrophobicity coefficient of 0.26 or more, and has a surface tension... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110234664 - Inkjet image forming apparatus, method of designing same and method of improving image formation quality: An inkjet image forming apparatus includes: a liquid ejection head having an ejection surface in which a plurality of nozzles are arranged two-dimensionally; a scanning device which conveys at least one of the liquid ejection head and an image formation receiving medium on which liquid ejected from the plurality of... Agent:
20110234665 - Inkjet image forming apparatus, method of designing same and method of improving image formation quality: An inkjet image forming apparatus includes: a liquid ejection head having an ejection surface in which a plurality of nozzles are arranged two-dimensionally; a scanning device which conveys at least one of the liquid ejection head and an image formation receiving medium on which liquid ejected from the plurality of... Agent:
20110234662 - Liquid ejecting apparatus: Liquid ejecting apparatus having ink-jet head and pre-coating head from which ink for forming an image on recording medium and pre-coating liquid reacting with the ink are respectively ejected onto respective predetermined first and second areas of conveyor belt provided for feeding the recording medium, during maintenance operation, wherein the... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20110234663 - Liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting apparatus, including: a first ejecting head for ejecting a black ink; a second ejecting head disposed upstream of the first head and configured to eject a liquid that acts on an ink; third ejecting heads disposed downstream of the second head and configured to respectively eject color... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20110234666 - Method for aligning a plurality of elements and a device comprising a plurality of elements: The invention relates to a method for aligning a plurality of elements with each other, each element having a position and a positioning range, the method comprising the steps of determining the position of each element, determining the positioning range of each element, determining a common positioning range of the... Agent: Oce Technologies B.v.
20110234660 - Printing apparatus, printing method, printing control method, and computer program: A printing head configured to apply white light-blocking ink, specialty gloss ink, and color ink is controlled, and the inks are applied so that the color ink, the specialty gloss ink, and the white light-blocking ink are formed in this order onto a printing medium having light-transmissive properties. When the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110234669 - Fluid ejection device: A fluid ejection device includes a plurality of address lines and a fire line for communicating a fire signal. The device also includes a plurality of nozzle circuits coupled to the fire line and the plurality of address lines. Each nozzle circuit is configured, when enabled, to eject fluid via... Agent:
20110234668 - Jetting device with reduced crosstalk: A printing device for jetting a liquid includes a flow path body having a plurality of jetting flow paths, a liquid in the plurality of jetting flow paths, a piezoelectric actuator associated with each jetting flow path, a feed substrate having a plurality of fluid inlets, and a driver configured... Agent:
20110234670 - Optimizaton of dot placement for thermal drift: A method of printing executes a software instruction using a print system controller to measure a vertical position of each row of an array of jets, having at least one offset subset of the array offset in a movement direction, adjusts timing of firing intervals for the offset subset such... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20110234673 - Image processing method, image processing apparatus, inkjet image forming apparatus and correction coefficient data generating method: An image processing method of creating image data for forming an image on a recording medium by ejecting liquid droplets from a plurality of nozzles of a recording head onto the recording medium while causing relative movement of the recording medium and the recording head, includes: a correction coefficient storage... Agent:
20110234672 - Inkjet image forming apparatus and inkjet image forming method: According to one embodiment, an inkjet image forming apparatus includes an inkjet head which ejects an aqueous ink, a recording medium reversing mechanism for reversing a recording medium, and a controller. The controller performs control such that if a both-side recording mode is designated, the location information of an overlapping... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
20110234671 - Liquid ejection apparatus: Provided that at least one of a plurality of recording media which are successively conveyed by a conveyance mechanism is a reference recording medium, a liquid ejection apparatus determines, for an ejection surface, an ejection region which opposes a recording region on the reference recording medium when the medium is... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20110234674 - Image recording apparatus: An image recording apparatus including: (a) a tray configured to hold a medium; (b) a conveying portion configured to convey the tray; (c) a recording portion configured to record an image onto the medium held by the tray; (d) a detecting portion configured to detect the medium; (e) a detection-region... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20110234675 - Paper floating detection apparatus, paper conveyance apparatus and image recording apparatus: A paper floating detection apparatus is arranged at a conveyance path of a conveyance device which holds paper on a conveyance surface and conveys the paper in a conveyance direction while causing a surface of the paper to face a droplet ejection head. The detection apparatus includes: a light emission... Agent:
20110234677 - Correction value acquisition method, correction value acquisition program, and liquid ejection recording apparatus: A correction value acquisition method includes: forming parts of a test pattern and a linear scale on a medium of which a length in a predetermined direction is shorter than a length of the test pattern in the predetermined direction; detecting positions of the scales of the linear scale from... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110234676 - Method of printing test pattern and inkjet recording apparatus: A test pattern is printed for ascertaining ejection characteristics of nozzles arranged in a recording head in an inkjet recording apparatus which forms and records a desired image on a recording medium by performing ejection of droplets of liquid from the nozzles and deposition of the droplets onto the recording... Agent:
20110234682 - Aqueous ink composition and printing process by ink jet recording system using the composition: The aqueous ink composition according to the invention includes at least a water-insoluble coloring agent, a glycol ether having an HLB value calculated by a Davies' method in the range of 4.2 to 8.0, a 1,2-alkyldiol having 4 to 8 carbon atoms, resin particles, and water.... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110234687 - Azaphthalocyanines and their use in ink-jet printing: Azaphthalocyanine compounds of Formula (1) and salts thereof: wherein: MAzPc represents a azaphthalocyanine nucleus of formula (A): M is 2H, Cu or Ni; each P is independently CH or N; R1, R2 are independently H or optionally substituted alkyl; R3 is optionally substituted hydrocarbyl; y is greater than 0 and... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110234684 - Image forming method: Provided is an image forming method including applying an ink that forms an image by inkjetting an ink composition containing coloring particles, a water-soluble polymerizable compound, a polymerization initiator and water onto a recording medium in which a base paper, a first layer containing a binder, and a second layer... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110234685 - Ink jet recording apparatus: An ink jet recording apparatus including an ink jet head for ejecting a water-based ink from a nozzle onto a recording medium, wherein the water-based ink contains a fatty acid and a fatty acid potassium or sodium salt with which the fatty acid is emulsified and dispersed in water.... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110234686 - Ink jet recording apparatus: An ink jet recording apparatus including an ink jet head for ejecting a water-based ink while moving at a speed of 0.5 m/s or more relative to a recording medium, wherein the water-based ink contains a fatty acid and a volatile alcohol, the volatile alcohol being used to emulsify the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110234683 - Ink jet recording method and recorded matter: An ink jet recording method includes discharging droplets of an aqueous ink composition containing a coloring agent onto a non- or low-ink-absorbent recording medium as a first process and discharging droplets of a clear ink composition containing glycol ether at a content ratio in the range of 3 mass %... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110234679 - Ink set for ink jet and image forming method: The present invention provides an ink set for ink jet containing a fixing agent liquid including an acidic precipitant and a cationic polymer that is a copolymer of epihalohydrin and amine; and an ink including a self-dispersing pigment and a first anionic polymer in an aqueous medium wherein the first... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110234681 - Photocurable ink composition for ink jet recording, ink jet recording, and recorded material: A photocurable ink composition for ink jet recording contains: a cholesteric liquid crystal polymer; a polymerizable compound; and a photopolymerization initiator.... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110234678 - Pressure damper, liquid jet head, liquid jet apparatus, and pressure damping method: Provided is a pressure damper, capable of reliably suppressing change in discharge amount of ink due to pressure fluctuation. The pressure damper includes: a recess portion (2a) for storing liquid; a flexible film (7) provided to cover an opening of the recess portion (2a); a pressure damping portion (8) including... Agent:
20110234680 - Recording method, recording apparatus, and ink set: [Solution] In a recording method, a first ink composition containing a colorant, a photopolymerizable compound, and a photopolymerization initiator is ejected from a recording head onto a recording medium; light is emitted from a light source to the first ink composition that has adhered to the recording medium with the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110234688 - Ink composition, ink set and image forming method: o
20110234690 - Ink composition, ink set and image forming process: The invention provides an ink composition including a pigment, water, a polymerizable compound having an acrylamide structure, a polymerization initiator and a wetting agent that is in the form of a solid at a temperature of 25° C. and an atmospheric pressure of 1 bar, the wetting agent being included... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110234689 - Inkjet ink set, and image forming method: The present invention provides a an inkjet ink set including a fixing agent liquid which includes a cationic polymer and an acidic precipitant; and an ink which includes a water-based medium, a pigment having a first anionic polymer covalently bonded thereto, and a second anionic polymer, wherein the second anionic... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110234691 - Pagewidth printhead maintenance facility having fluid drainage: A printhead maintenance facility is provided having a storage reservoir for storing fluid ejected by a printhead, and a core movable relative to the printhead. The core has an internal structure defining the storage reservoir and having a port in fluid communication with the storage reservoir, and an external structure... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20110234692 - Maintenance liquid for ink jet recording, method of manufacturing maintenance liquid for ink jet recording, ink set for ink jet recording, and image forming method: The present invention provides a maintenance liquid for ink jetting, the maintenance liquid including: water and an organic solvent having an ether bond, a content of the organic solvent being from 15% by mass to 40% by mass with respect to maintenance liquid, and a concentration of peroxide in the... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110234693 - Nozzle surface cleaning apparatus and droplet ejection apparatus: A nozzle surface cleaning apparatus is configured to clean a nozzle surface of a droplet ejection head in which the nozzle surface is inclined with respect to a horizontal plane. The nozzle surface cleaning apparatus includes: a cleaning liquid deposition device which deposits cleaning liquid on the nozzle surface while... Agent:
20110234694 - Control method for a fluid ejection device, and a fluid ejection device: A control method for a fluid ejection device and a fluid ejection device reliably eliminate dropped dots while reducing consumption of ink droplets ejected from the nozzles. A fluid ejection device that performs at least one of a cleaning operation that suctions fluid from the nozzles and a wiping operation... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110234696 - Droplet ejection apparatus: A droplet ejection apparatus includes: a droplet ejection head which includes a nozzle surface having a non-nozzle forming region and a nozzle forming region of a prescribed width in a prescribed direction, a nozzle row being formed in the nozzle forming region; and a nozzle surface cleaning apparatus which cleans... Agent:
20110234695 - Ink jet recording device: An ink jet recording device is provided which includes an ink jet head which has a nozzle surface where a plurality of nozzle opening ends are arranged and which ejects water-based ink from the nozzles to a recording medium and a wiping device that executes a wiping operation where the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110234697 - Inkjet image forming apparatus, method of designing same and method of improving image formation quality: An inkjet image forming apparatus includes: a liquid ejection head having an ejection surface in which a plurality of nozzles are arranged two-dimensionally; a scanning device which conveys at least one of the liquid ejection head and an image formation receiving medium on which liquid ejected from the plurality of... Agent:
20110234699 - Fluid ejecting apparatus: A printer includes a printing head having nozzle rows formed from a plurality of nozzles, in which the nozzles for ejecting the ink in the Z-axis direction are discretely arranged in the Y-axis direction; a linear absorbing member which is spaced apart from the nozzles at a predetermined distance in... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110234698 - Liquid jet head, liquid jet recorder and method for filling liquid jet head with liquid: A liquid jet head including: an opening and closing mechanism for, in an open state, opening a wall portion release opening (24n) to expose nozzle holes to outside and for, in a closed state, closing the wall portion release opening to form closed space between a wall portion (24) and... Agent:
20110234700 - Liquid ejecting head and liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting head includes a plurality of head bodies each having a nozzle plate, a flow channel forming substrate having a plurality of pressure generating chambers that communicate with the plurality of nozzles and a manifold that communicates with the plurality of pressure generating chambers, and pressure generating, and... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110234702 - Capacitive load driving device and fluid ejection device: A capacitive load driving device includes a drive waveform generator adapted to generate a drive waveform signal, a subtraction section adapted to output a differential signal between the drive waveform signal and two feedback signals, a modulator adapted to perform pulse modulation on the differential signal to obtain a modulated... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110234701 - Liquid ejecting head, liquid ejecting head unit, and liquid ejecting apparatus: Concave portions are provided at both side faces of the reinforcing plate in the juxtaposition direction of the actuators on a discharge face side in which the nozzle orifices are opened. Second exposed portions, in which corner portions that include the discharge face sides of convex portions formed by the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110234703 - Liquid discharge head: A liquid discharge head includes a substrate including a plurality of nozzle arrays formed by arranging nozzles having heat generating elements generating thermal energy for discharging a liquid, and a plurality of common liquid chambers formed along the plurality of nozzle arrays and supplies the liquid to the plurality of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110234705 - Ink jet head and ink jet device having the same: An ink jet head and an ink jet device having the same are provided, which include an ink supply path supplied with ink from an ink inlet port, an ink discharge path configured to discharge the ink to an ink discharge port, an ink chamber provided to communicate with the... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20110234706 - Ink-jet apparatus: An ink-jet apparatus includes an ink supply flow path, an ink discharge flow path, and an ink flow path connecting them, in which piezoelectric elements are provided in the ink flow path having at least one turn part, the piezoelectric elements are arranged to be opposed to the ink flow... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20110234704 - Piezoelectric element, piezoelectric actuator, liquid droplet ejecting head, liquid droplet ejecting apparatus, and method of producing piezoelectric element: The piezoelectric element includes a first electrode disposed on a substrate, a piezoelectric material layer disposed on the first electrode, a second electrode disposed on the piezoelectric material layer, and a protective film covering at least a side surface of the piezoelectric material layer. The side surface of the piezoelectric... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110234707 - Liquid ejecting head, liquid ejecting head unit, and liquid ejecting apparatus: A piezoelectric element including a first electrode serving as an individual electrode, a piezoelectric layer, and a second electrode serving as a common electrode is attached on a face of a flow path substrate via a vibrating plate. A piezoelectric active portion defined by the first electrode and the second... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110234710 - Liquid ejecting head, method for manufacturing the same and liquid ejecting apparatus: There is provided a liquid ejecting head in which a surface layer of a vibration plate at the side of a flow path formation substrate is formed by an insulating film made of zirconium oxide and a protection film made of a material which is resistant to liquid is provided... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110234709 - Liquid ejection head and liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting head includes an ink jet recording head body that ejects ink and a head formed of a resin with a reinforcement member integrally molded therein and having a housing, wherein the head includes a groove in which a part of the reinforcement member is exposed to the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110234708 - Piezoelectric element, method for manufacturing the same, piezoelectric actuator, liquid ejecting head, and liquid ejecting apparatus: A piezoelectric element includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a piezoelectric layer between the first electrode and the second electrode. The first electrode includes a first electroconductive layer having a first surface at the piezoelectric layer side and a second electroconductive layer having a second surface at the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110234714 - Ink jet printer: An ink jet printer has an ink circulation unit including an image recording unit to discharge ink to perform image recording on a recording medium; a first tank disposed above the image recording unit in a gravitational force direction to supply the ink to the image recording unit through a... Agent: Ortek Corporation
20110234712 - Inkjet head assembly: Provided is an inkjet head assembly capable of reducing the generation of air bubbles during ink injection by using a guide formed inside an ink tank. The inkjet head assembly includes an ink tank including an ink inlet through which ink is injected from the outside, and storing ink injected... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20110234713 - Liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting apparatus including a liquid-ejecting head for ejecting a liquid, a tank for storing the liquid to be supplied to the liquid-ejecting head, and a liquid supply portion configured to supply the liquid from the tank to the liquid-ejecting head, wherein the tank includes an inner wall structure... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20110234715 - Liquid ejection head and liquid ejecting apparatus: Ink is transported to the transporting passage side by circulating the ink from inside to the outside of the coil spring. When foreign materials are mixed within ink, the foreign materials can be captured in the gaps of the windings of the coil spring.... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110234711 - White ink delivery: A method for white ink delivery includes circulating white ink through a white ink delivery system between successive print jobs; and in response to a time interval between two of the successive print jobs being greater than a threshold time interval, draining the white ink from the white ink delivery... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.
20110234716 - Liquid cartridge and liquid supplying device: A liquid cartridge detachably loadable in a cartridge loading section of a liquid supplying device is provided. The liquid cartridge includes: a main body defining therewithin a liquid accommodation chamber storing liquid therein, the liquid accommodation chamber having a light-transmission portion transmitting light therethrough; a moving member disposed within the... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20110234718 - Liquid container: The liquid container has a fixing lever, a first surface, a second surface, a third surface, and a corner. The fixing lever engages with a designated portion of the liquid consuming device, thereby fixing the liquid container in the liquid consuming device. The fixing lever is provided on the first... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110234719 - Liquid container and liquid-consuming device: A liquid container including a liquid chamber formed to have a flexible member as its one part enables highly accurate detection of the remaining volume of a liquid contained in the liquid chamber. An ink cartridge 100 as one embodiment of the liquid container has an ink chamber 101 configured... Agent:
20110234717 - Set of cartridges and printer: A set of cartridges includes a first cartridge including a first tank, wherein a liquid level in the first tank is at a first position when an amount of liquid stored in the first tank is a predetermined amount, and a second cartridge including a second tank, wherein a liquid... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20110234721 - Erasing apparatus, image forming apparatus, and recording medium identifying method: According to one embodiment, a recording medium identifying device includes: a sensor set downstream in a recording medium conveying direction of a heating device and configured to detect reflected light of a recording medium; and a control section configured to calculate a printing ratio of the recording medium and determine,... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
20110234720 - Multi-part form made using single pass/single web manufacturing process: A method is disclosed for manufacturing a multi-part form (MPF) in a single pass process wherein at least some of plurality of parts of the MPF may include variable data such as a serial number, tracking number or barcode. One disclosed method may include passing a single web through a... Agent: Chicago Tag & Label
20110234722 - Pigmented ink-jet inks with gloss-enhancing polymers: An ink-jet ink is disclosed which comprises polymer-dispersed pigment particles in a liquid vehicle, wherein the polymer has an acid number of at least about 175 and comprises polymer molecules having anionic groups and hydrogen bond-forming groups. The anionic groups and the hydrogen bond-forming groups are configured on each of... Agent: Hewlett-packard Deelopment Co., L.p
20110234724 - Corrugated pre-curler for media hold-down transport: A system for maintaining depth of focus in an ink jet printer between a series of print heads and corrugated media includes a vacuum transport in combination with a heating element positioned upstream of the series of print heads in order to help the vacuum transport acquire the corrugated media... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20110234726 - Ink jet recording method: An ink jet recording method includes recording with an aqueous ink composition on a non-ink-absorbing or low-ink-absorbing recording medium. The aqueous ink composition contains a water-insoluble colorant, water-insoluble thermoplastic resin particles, a surfactant, a first solvent including at least one selected from 2-pyrrolidone and N,N′-dimethylpropylene urea, a second solvent including... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110234727 - Ink jet recording process: Recording onto a non-ink-absorbing or low-ink-absorbing recording medium is performed using an aqueous ink composition containing a first solvent composed of a glycol diether having a boiling point of 150 to 220° C., a second solvent composed of at least one selected from 1,2-hexanediol and 1,2-pentanediol, and a third solvent... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110234728 - Ink jet recording process: Recording onto a non-ink-absorbing recording medium is performed using an aqueous ink composition containing a first solvent composed of at least one selected from 2-pyrrolidone, 1,3-dimethyl-imidazolidinone, and N,N′-dimethylpropylene urea, a second solvent composed of at least one selected from 1,2-hexanediol and 1,2-pentanediol, and a third solvent composed of at least... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110234725 - Ink-jet recording method and ink set: An ink-jet recording method, having the steps of: ejecting droplets of inks from an orifice of a recording head onto a recording sheet in response to recording signals; and heating the recording sheet to 70° C. or higher before the droplets of the ink land on the recording sheet or... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110234723 - Printing systems with progressive image transfer and progressive radiant energy exposure of images for multi-pass printing, printing apparatuses and corresponding methods: Printing systems, printing apparatuses and methods of forming images on media are provided. An exemplary embodiment of the printing systems includes a rotatable intermediate member including an outer surface on which marking material can be applied by a marking system to form an image via multiple passes of the intermediate... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20110234729 - Intermediate transfer body for transfer inkjet printing and transfer inkjet printing apparatus: There is provided an intermediate transfer body for transfer inkjet printing methods in which an image is formed by selectively applying image-forming ink using an inkjet device to the intermediate transfer body and then transferred from the intermediate transfer body to a recording medium to form a transferred image. The... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110234732 - Dot-matrix printer: A dot-matrix printer comprises a main frame, a first movable frame, and a second movable frame, wherein the main frame supports a printer head; the first movable frame supports a platen and a first paper feeding roller, and is pivotally connected to one end of the main frame via a... Agent: Shandong New Beiyang Information Technology Co., Ltd.
20110234730 - Medium conveyance apparatus, image forming apparatus and medium conveyance method: A medium conveyance apparatus includes: a medium supporting device having a medium supporting surface which supports a rear surface of a medium opposite to a processing object surface; a gripping device which grips a leading end portion of the medium; a fastening device which fastens at least a non-gripped portion... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110234731 - Recording device: Paper jams and paper cutting problems are prevented by limiting sideways movement of the recording medium because wrinkles and sags in the recording medium produced by pulling sideways on the recording medium are caught by a notch unit. A recording device that pulls and records on a recording medium that... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110234733 - Multifunctional peripheral: A multifunctional peripheral includes a main body, an upper unit arranged on the main body, and an opening and closing mechanism connected to the upper unit and the main body. The upper unit moves between a closed position and an open position. The multifunctional peripheral further includes a damping unit... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20110234734 - Driving device, optical print head and image forming device: When the cathode of a light emitting thyristor is at the low (L) level, voltage is applied between the anode and cathode of the light emitting thyristor. In addition, because the gate of each thyristor and the gate of each light emitting thyristor are connected to each other in a... Agent: Oki Data Corporation
20110234735 - Image erasing apparatus and control method for image erasing apparatus: An image erasing apparatus includes: a supply unit which supplies a recording medium; a collection unit which collects the recording medium supplied by the supply unit; plural carrying roller pairs which carry the recording medium supplied by the supply unit, toward the collection unit; a detection unit which acquires information... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
20110234736 - Image erasing apparatus, and method of determining foreign matter attached to recording medium supplied to image erasing apparatus: An image erasing apparatus includes: a supply unit that supplies a recording medium; a recovery unit that recovers the recording medium supplied by the supply unit; a plurality of pairs of carrying rollers that carry the recording medium supplied by the supply unit toward the recovery unit; a detecting unit... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
20110234737 - Apparatus and method for determining beam delays in a printing device: An apparatus (100) and method (200) that determines beam delays in a printing device is disclosed. The apparatus can include a photosensitive surface (110) and a raster output scanner (120) optically coupled to the photosensitive surface. The raster output scanner can include a first optical emitter (121) configured to scan... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20110234742 - Drive device, print head and image forming apparatus: A drive device to drive a plurality of three-terminal light emitting elements, comprising: a drive circuit including a first MOS transistor and configured to drive conducting three-terminal light emitting elements among a plurality of three-terminal light emitting elements based on a received drive signal. The first MOS transistor includes: a... Agent: Oki Data Corporation
20110234743 - Drive device, print head and image forming apparatus: A drive device to drive a plurality of three-terminal light emitting elements includes a drive circuit. The drive circuit includes a first and second conductive type MOS transistor complementarily connected to each other and configured to drive three-terminal light emitting elements that are in conduction state based on a received... Agent: Oki Data Corporation
20110234741 - Driving circuit, driving device and image forming device: Each of a plurality of gate driving parts outputs a first potential (2 V) during a period in which the gates of a plurality of thyristors belonging to the corresponding set are driven (S1N=Low) and outputs a second potential (5 V) that is higher than the first potential at a... Agent: Oki Data Corporation
20110234738 - Exposure device, image forming apparatus, and image forming unit: c
20110234740 - Light-emitting device, driving method of light-emitting device, light-emitting chip, print head and image forming apparatus: A light-emitting device includes: plural light-emitting chips each having plural light-emitting elements, and each being designated, as a control target for lighting up or not lighting up, by two to Q designation signals (Q is an integer of two or more); and a selection signal generating part that selectively transmits... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20110234739 - Light-emitting device, driving method of light-emitting device, print head and image forming apparatus: A light-emitting device includes: light-emitting chips each including light-emitting elements and memory elements corresponding to each other, each memory element memorizing a light-emitting element to light up, each light-emitting chip being capable of lighting up the light-emitting elements in parallel; a unit to transmit an enable signal in common to... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20110234744 - Light oscillation device and recording device: A light oscillation device has a self oscillation semiconductor laser that has a double quantum well separated confinement heterostructure made of GaInN/GaN/AlGaN materials and that includes a saturable absorber section which is applied with a negative bias voltage and a gain section into which a gain current is injected, a... Agent: Sony Corporation09/22/2011 > 67 patent applications in 40 patent subcategories. class, title,number
20110227971 - Liquid supply apparatus and method, and image recording apparatus: A liquid supply apparatus includes: a liquid supply flow channel which is connected to a liquid ejection head; a valve which is arranged in the liquid supply flow channel and opens and closes in accordance with voltage applied to an actuator of the valve; and a voltage control device which... Agent:
20110227972 - Ink jet printing apparatus and ink tank: Provided is an ink jet printing apparatus that receives light from the light emitting part of the ink tank in the light receiving part; on the basis of a result of the light reception, determines an attachment position of the ink tank; and controls the light from the light emitting... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110227974 - Controller for encoding tags for printing by printhead: A controller is provided for encoding tags to be printed by a printhead controlled by the controller. The controller has an input at which to receive a tag structure template having at least one predetermined mark position, an input at which to receive fixed data bits, an input at which... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20110227973 - Direct marking printer having a user configurable print resolution: A modular printing device has been developed that may be configured with different numbers of ink colors and ink types and with a different cross-process direction print resolution for each ink color and ink type. The modular printing device configurable to print with multiple combinations of ink colors and ink... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20110227975 - Printhead integrated circuit having power monitoring: A printhead integrated circuit is provided having a substrate having a plurality of ejection nozzles, actuation circuitry positioned on the substrate for operatively actuating the nozzles to eject drops of printing fluid, and a controller configured to monitor the power required to eject a printing fluid drop from each nozzle.... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20110227977 - Method of modulating peak power fluctuations in multi-colored printhead having respective power supply: A method of printing from a single multi-colored pagewidth inkjet printhead powered by a respective power supply. The printhead has transversely aligned color channels with first nozzles contained in a first color channel and second nozzles contained in a second channel supplied with a same colored ink as the first... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20110227978 - Printing apparatus, printing method and computer program product: A printing apparatus that is an inkjet printing apparatus includes a print head that includes a plurality of nozzles that eject liquid droplets, and prints output data onto a recording medium in a plurality of scans, a storage unit including number of storage areas, the number being determined based on... Agent:
20110227980 - Image forming apparatus performing non-printing discharge: An image forming apparatus includes a recording head having nozzles to form an image by squirting droplets onto a recording medium, a transfer member transferring the recording medium and having holes which allows passage of droplets squirted by the recording head for non-printing discharge, an area detecting unit to detect... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20110227979 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method and computer readable storage medium: An image forming apparatus includes: a detection unit that detects the position of the leading edge of a medium in a sub-scanning direction, the detection unit being moved in a main-scanning direction at a speed identical to the speed of a carriage that moves in the main-scanning direction and discharges... Agent:
20110227981 - Print control method: A print control method performed by a print controller of an inkjet printer includes steps of heating the ink in a nozzle of the printer by applying a firing pulse of a duration less than a duration required to discharge an ink dot; sensing the temperature of the heated ink... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20110227982 - Recording apparatus and recording method: In a mask pattern used in effecting multi-path recording, (A) a recording permission ratio in each pixel row of a non-boundary area of a first pattern portion corresponding to a first nozzle block is substantially a first value, and a recording permission ratio in each pixel row of a non-boundary... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110227983 - Liquid ejecting apparatus: The liquid ejecting apparatus is adapted to eject a waste ink from a liquid ejecting head, the waste ink H comprising color inks C, M, Y, K that have been discharged from a nozzle in a recovery operation serving to recover an ejection function of the nozzle. The apparatus includes... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110227985 - Paper floating detection apparatus and inkjet recording apparatus: A paper floating detection apparatus which detects floating of paper conveyed along a prescribed conveyance path on a prescribed conveyance surface, includes: a paper floating detection device which includes a light emission unit and a light reception unit disposed so as to be mutually opposing across the conveyance path, and... Agent:
20110227984 - Printing device and printing method: A printing device includes a nozzle, a radiation unit and a control unit. The nozzle is configured to eject metallic ink including metal fragments onto a medium. The radiation unit is configured to irradiate the medium with light to temporarily cure the metallic ink. The control unit is configured to... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110227986 - Ink pressure regulator with liquid-retaining structure: An ink pressure regulator for regulating a hydrostatic pressure of ink supplied to an inkjet printhead. The regulator includes an ink chamber having an ink outlet for fluid communication with the printhead via an ink line. A roof of the ink chamber includes: an air inlet; a regulator channel having... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20110227987 - Thermal inkjet printhead feed transition chamber and method of cooling using same: A thermal inkjet printhead and a method of cooling convectively cool the printhead with ink passing through a feed transition chamber. The thermal inkjet printhead includes a bridge beam and feed channels adjacent to the bridge beam. The printhead further includes a feed transition chamber between inputs to the feed... Agent:
20110227988 - Fine pattern position detection method and apparatus, defective nozzle detection method and apparatus, and liquid ejection method and apparatus: A fine pattern position detection method includes: a reading step of reading line patterns formed on a recording medium, at a prescribed read pixel pitch in a prescribed reading direction to acquire read data; a read pixel position acquisition step of acquiring from the read data corresponding positions of the... Agent:
20110227989 - Method of adjusting optical axis of ink droplet detecting device, method of assembling ink droplet detecting device, and apparatus for adjusting optical axis: After a light emitting element holder is rotated, it is detected from the output value of a position adjusting light receiving element that a light beam formed by light emitted from a light emitting element is incident on a positioning target provided in a light emitting element. The light emitting... Agent:
20110227990 - Composite particles, method of manufacturing composite particles, aqueous ink composition, and image forming method using aqueous ink composition: A method of manufacturing composite particles is disclosed. The method includes preparing an aqueous dispersion of a polymer (a) by a phase inversion emulsification method, using water and a solution of the polymer (a), the polymer (a) containing at least one anionic structural unit and at least one hydrophobic structural... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110227991 - Ink composition, ink set and inkjet recording method: An ink composition includes: a pigment; water; a polymerizable monomer that is capable of being polymerized by an active energy ray; and an initiator that is capable of initiating polymerization of the polymerizable monomer by the active energy ray, wherein a number of particles contained in the ink composition having... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110227994 - Image forming method and ink set: An image forming method including: applying a treatment liquid containing a copolymer of epihalohydrin and dimethylamine to a recording medium having a coated layer; and applying an ink composition containing a self-dispersing pigment, a solvent, a surfactant, wax particles and water to the recording medium.... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110227992 - Ink composition, ink set and image forming method: The present invention provides an inkjet ink composition including color material particles, a water soluble polymerizable compound, a water soluble silicate salt and water, which is excellent in ejection stability even in a case in which the ink composition is stopped from ejecting in the inkjet recording device and left... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110227996 - Ink composition, ink set and image forming method: An inkjet ink composition includes a water-soluble alkali-metal silicate salt, urea, a colorant and water. An ink set includes the inkjet ink composition, and a treatment liquid capable of forming an aggregate when contacting the inkjet ink composition. An inkjet image forming method includes an ink ejection process of ejecting... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110227995 - Ink composition, ink set and inkjet image forming method: The present invention provides an ink composition for inkjet recording, containing colloidal silica, urea, a coloring material, and water.... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110227993 - Treatment liquid, ink set and image forming method: The present invention provides a treatment liquid including: at least one acidic compound selected from an organic acidic compound or an inorganic acidic compound; and at least one compound selected from a nitrogen-containing heterocyclic compound or an organic mercapto compound; wherein the treatment liquid has a pH of from 0.5... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110227997 - Printer used with rolled sheet: In a printer, a first section is sized to accommodate a rolled sheet therein. A printing head is horizontally movable along a moving path extending in a first direction and operable to perform printing on a part of the rolled sheet which is drawn out from the first section. A... Agent:
20110227998 - Liquid ejection device: A liquid ejection device includes a liquid ejection head, a cap member and a cleaning liquid. The liquid ejection head has a nozzle face in which a nozzle is formed. The cap member is attached to the nozzle face such that a space exists in a region facing the nozzle.... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110227999 - Image forming apparatus having ink-mist blocking mechanisms: An image forming apparatus includes a printing head having an ink nozzle configured to discharge ink droplets onto a recording medium in order to form an image on the recording medium in a recording operation; a carriage on which the printing head is mounted and being moved in a main-scan... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20110228000 - Printhead assembly employing modular printheads and common substrate channel: A printhead assembly for a pagewidth printer includes a substrate channel; a plurality of printhead modules positioned in the channel to form a pagewidth printhead module assembly; an ink hose positioned within the substrate channel to supply the printhead modules with ink; an extrusion for housing bus bars providing electrical... Agent: Sillverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20110228001 - Printhead integrated circuit having connector posts encapsulted within nozzle chamber sidewalls: A printhead integrated circuit includes a substrate having a plurality of inkjet nozzles assemblies formed on a surface of the substrate. The substrate contains drive circuitry for supplying power to the nozzle assemblies. Each nozzle assembly includes a nozzle chamber for containing ink, the nozzle chamber having a roof and... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20110228002 - Overlap printing: Methods and means for imaging are provided. A sequential application hierarchy of two or more colors is defined. A page-wide print array forms images on a moving media using colored inks. Shingling is performed in accordance with the sequential application hierarchy within the overlap print zones of the page-wide print... Agent:
20110228003 - Liquid ejecting method and liquid ejecting apparatus: After a gloss-based liquid is ejected from a liquid ejection head, which ejects liquid from nozzles of a nozzle row, to a predetermined position on a landing target to form a glossy layer, a white-based liquid is ejected onto the glossy layer to form a white layer, the ejection amount... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110228004 - Method of hydrophobizing ejection face of printhead: A method of hydrophobizing an ejection face of a printhead is provided which avoids hydrophobizing fluid distribution structures of the printhead. The method involves (a) filling fluid distribution structures of the printhead exposed to the ejection face with a liquid, and (b) depositing a hydrophobizing material onto the ejection face... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20110228005 - Ink jet print head plate: A nozzle plate for an inkjet printhead, the nozzle plate including a nozzle through which ink is ejected, the nozzle optimally positioned in the nozzle plate. The nozzle plate further including at least one priming hole, the priming hole distinct from and of a smaller diameter than the nozzle, the... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20110228006 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus that forms an image on a sheet by discharging a liquid droplet from a nozzle hole to the sheet, includes a voltage applying part that applies a voltage to an electrostatic attraction member to cause the electrostatic attraction member to attract the sheet, and acts as... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20110228007 - Ink printhead having ceramic nozzle plate defining movable portions: An inkjet printhead includes a ceramic nozzle plate having a plurality of movable portions defined therein and a polymeric material covering the nozzle plate and the plurality of movable portions.... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20110228008 - Printhead having relatively sized fluid ducts and nozzles: A printhead is provided having a substrate having a droplet ejection side and a liquid supply side opposite the droplet ejection side, at least one nozzle formed on the droplet ejection side of the substrate having a drop ejection actuator and an associated drop ejection aperture for ejecting drops of... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20110228009 - Printhead nozzle arrangement employing variable volume nozzle chamber: A printhead has a plurality of nozzle arrangements. Each nozzle arrangement includes an ink inlet aperture for receiving ink into the nozzle arrangmenet; a wall portion bounding the ink inlet aperture; a crown portion arranged opposite the ink inlet aperture and defining a nozzle opening; a skirt portion depending from... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20110228010 - Printhead with bubble vents: An inkjet printhead includes a plurality of ink chambers fed by a common ink inlet, the plurality of ink chambers sharing a common roof structure; a plurality of heater elements respectively allocated to each of ink chambers; a plurality of nozzle apertures defined through the common roof structure and respectively... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20110228012 - Ink-jet apparatus: An ink-jet apparatus comprising: an ink supply channel through which ink flows; an ink chamber that communicates with the ink supply channel via an ink inlet channel, holds the ink supplied from the ink supply channel, and has a nozzle that discharges the ink; an ink evacuation channel that communicates... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20110228014 - Piezoelectric element, liquid ejecting head, and liquid ejecting apparatus: A piezoelectric element comprises electrodes and a piezoelectric member which is disposed between the electrodes. The piezoelectric member includes a first layer containing bismuth and titanium and a second layer containing bismuth lanthanum iron and manganese.... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110228013 - Piezoelectric element, piezoelectric actuator, droplet-ejecting head, droplet-ejecting apparatus, and method for manufacturing piezoelectric element: A piezoelectric element includes a first electrode disposed on a substrate, a piezoelectric layer disposed on the first electrode, a second electrode disposed on the piezoelectric layer, and a resin layer that covers at least the side surfaces of the first electrode. The first electrode includes a metal layer and... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110228011 - Restriction of fluid ejector membrane: A fluid ejection module includes a die having a plurality of substantially identical fluid ejector units formed therein. Each fluid ejector unit includes a flow path formed therethrough, the flow path including a pumping chamber fluidically connected to a nozzle, and an actuator assembly including a membrane providing a wall... Agent:
20110228015 - Droplet-ejecting head, method for manufacturing droplet-ejecting head, and droplet-ejecting apparatus: Provided are a droplet-ejecting head having good displacement and a droplet-ejecting apparatus. The droplet-ejecting head includes a pressure chamber; a piezoelectric element which includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a piezoelectric layer disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, the piezoelectric layer being made of a... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110228016 - Image forming apparatus and atmospheric air opening method: An image forming apparatus includes a sub tank that supplies a liquid to a head that ejects liquid droplets, the sub tank including a generating unit that generates a negative pressure inside the sub tank by expanding and contracting as the liquid is supplied to and ejected from the sub... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20110228018 - Inkjet printer with float valve regulation of hydrostatic ink pressure: An inkjet printer includes: an inkjet printhead; an ink reservoir containing a supply of ink; and a pressure-regulating chamber for maintaining ink contained therein at a predetermined first level. The chamber includes: an inlet port connected to the ink reservoir via an ink supply line; an outlet port connected to... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20110228017 - Shut off valve for disconnecting a printhead from an ink supply: A shut off valve is disclosed for connecting and disconnecting an ink supply to a printhead of an inkjet printer. The shut off valve has an ink inlet for connection to the ink supply and an ink outlet for connection to the printhead. A valve seat and a diaphragm biased... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20110228019 - Ink cartridge: An ink cartridge includes an ink storing portion configured to store ink therein, an ink outlet path configured to place an interior of the ink storing portion in fluid communication with an exterior of the ink storing portion, a particular valve disposed at the ink outlet path configured to selectively... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20110228020 - Droplet discharging apparatus, image forming apparatus, and bubble separating method: A droplet discharging apparatus for discharging droplets of a recording fluid includes a negative pressure portion and a pressurizing portion connected to the negative pressure portion via a valve. The pressurizing portion is disposed upstream of the valve in a direction of a flow of the recording fluid. The pressurizing... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20110228022 - Fluid interconnect for fluid ejection system: A fluid interconnect for a fluid ejection system includes a fluid port having a fluid passage formed therethrough, and a filter provided at an end of the fluid port such that fluid passing through the fluid port passes through the filter to the fluid passage, wherein the filter is secured... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.
20110228021 - Liquid ejecting head and liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting head includes: a head body which ejects a liquid supplied from a liquid storing member via a liquid supply path; a first supply member which is provided with a first liquid supply path forming a part of the liquid supply path; a second supply member which is... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110228023 - Liquid ejecting method and liquid ejecting apparatus: After one ink of a white ink or a silver ink is ejected in a predetermined position of a recording medium such as a piece of recording paper to form a base layer, the other ink thereof is ejected on the base layer to form an intermediate layer, and a... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110228025 - Drying device and recording device equipped with drying device: A drying device includes a drying unit configured to carry out a drying process on a recording medium by blowing heated air from a discharge port formed at a location partway along the conveyance path of the recording medium as the medium is conveyed from the upstream side to the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110228024 - Inkjet printing apparatus: A printing apparatus has been developed that prints inkjet images on a continuous web with a configurable number of distinct ink colors. The printing apparatus includes a frame configured to support a plurality of components to form a printing system, the frame including a plurality of mounting locations, a plurality... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20110228026 - Digital camera system for simultaneous printing and magnetic recording: A digital camera system includes a print medium having a first surface delimiting an area in which images are printed, and a second surface pre-treated to be magnetically sensitive; a photo-width printhead integrated with a digital camera, the photo-width printhead for printing digital images on the first surface of the... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20110228027 - Image forming apparatus and method for detecting position deviation: An image forming apparatus includes a photoconductor drum, a first printer head that forms a first pattern on the photoconductor drum and has a first end part, a second printer head that forms second and third patterns on the photoconductor drum and has a second end part that overlaps the... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20110228030 - Image forming apparatus and turn-on time correction method: An image forming apparatus includes a light source that emits light beams for scanning a photoconductive element and for image forming of image data, a storage unit that stores a correction amount of a turn-on time of the light source associated with a preset turn-on pattern of the light beams,... Agent:
20110228028 - Optical device and image forming apparatus having the optical device incorporated therein: An optical device is provided with an optical unit for forming an optical path of a laser beam, and a housing defining an internal space for accommodating the optical unit. The housing includes a partition for dividing the internal space into a first space and a second space. The optical... Agent: Kyocera Mita Corporation
20110228029 - Optical writer, image forming apparatus, and method of controlling optical writer: An optical writer includes a scanning part causing a light beam from a light source to perform scanning on a photosensitive body; an image information obtaining part obtaining image information of an image; a dithering information obtaining part obtaining dithering information of the image; a pixel clock generating part generating... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20110228031 - Exposure apparatus and image forming apparatus: An exposure apparatus that emits light toward a latent-image bearing member configured to bear a latent image, the latent image formed on the latent-image bearing member being used in a developing process performed by a developing device. The exposure apparatus includes a first light-emitting unit including an organic electroluminescence element... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20110228032 - Optical scanning device, image forming apparatus, and optical scanning method: An optical scanning device includes: light sources emitting first beams having colors; a beam splitting unit splitting the first beams into second beams; a deflecting unit including reflecting members, each corresponding to one of the second beams and each performing deflection scanning of the second beams; an optical system for... Agent:
20110228034 - Semiconductor laser driver and image forming apparatus incorporating same: A semiconductor laser driver to drive a semiconductor laser, the semiconductor laser includes a drive circuit to generate a drive current to cause the semiconductor laser to emit, and a current control circuit to cause the driving current to repeatedly increase and decrease in a predetermined cycle.... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20110228033 - Surface emitting laser module, optical scanner, and image forming apparatus: Disclosed is a surface emitting laser module including a surface emitting laser element formed in a semiconductor substrate and having a surface emitting laser array that emits light in a direction perpendicular to a surface of the semiconductor substrate; a package having a region in which the semiconductor substrate is... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20110228035 - Surface-emitting laser module, optical scanner device, and image forming apparatus: A disclosed surface-emitting laser module includes a surface-emitting laser formed on a substrate to emit light perpendicular to its surface, a package including a recess portion in which the substrate having the surface-emitting laser is arranged, and a transparent substrate arranged to cover the recess portion of the package and... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20110228036 - Semiconductor laser driver and image forming apparatus incorporating same: A semiconductor laser driver to drive at least one semiconductor laser, the semiconductor laser including a storage device, an emission-intensity setting device, and a drive circuit. The storage device stores emission-intensity switching data to control light-emission intensity of the semiconductor laser, the emission-intensity setting device sets the light-emission intensity based... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20110228037 - Laser driving unit and image forming apparatus: A laser driving unit drives a semiconductor laser apparatus including a plurality of light sources, includes a light detecting part to detect light emissions from the light sources, a driving current generator to generate a driving current based on an input signal, an auxiliary driving current generator to generate an... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.09/15/2011 > 59 patent applications in 28 patent subcategories. class, title,number
20110221800 - Printing system, method for processing image data and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium having stored thereon program for allowing computer to perform image processing method: A printing system includes an inkjet printing apparatus including inkjet heads to print in a single pass system. An image processing apparatus is configured to generate output image data representing image to be printed by the inkjet printing apparatus. The image processing apparatus includes an output image generating device configured... Agent: Mimaki Engineering Kjco., Ltd.
20110221799 - Printing system, method for processing image data, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium having stored thereon program for allowing computer to perform image processing method: A printing system includes inkjet printing apparatuses to print a same image based on output image data having been adjusted depending on color reproduction characteristic with respect to each of the inkjet printing apparatuses. An image processing apparatus includes an output image generating device configured to convert printing data to... Agent: Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd.
20110221801 - Image forming apparatus and method for controlling the same: A method for controlling an image forming apparatus including a head having a nozzle for discharging a liquid droplet; a sub-tank for temporarily storing the liquid supplied to the head; a main tank for storing the liquid; a pump capable of forwardly sending the liquid from the main tank to... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20110221802 - Apparatus and method for detecting ink in a reservoir using an overdriven thermistor and an electrical conductor extending from the thermistor: A method detects the level of ink in a print head reservoir by monitoring the power drawn by a thermistor positioned within the print head reservoir by an electrical conductor. The method includes dissipating heat in a thermistor positioned within an ink reservoir, the thermistor having an electrical conductor that... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20110221803 - Ink supply apparatus: An ink supply apparatus includes a sub tank connected to a printer head and having an ink reservoir chamber to store a liquid ink. A fluid level detector is configured to detect a fluid level of the liquid ink stored in the ink reservoir chamber. The fluid level detector has... Agent: Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd.
20110221806 - Image processor, image processing method, image printing method and storage medium: The present invention allows for printing a high quality image based on print data which is obtained by dividing multivalue image data into portions, one for each scan, and quantizing the divided portions of image data. To this end, multivalue input data is divided into input pass data for each... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110221808 - Method for obtaining reaction solution dot shape information: A reaction solution dot shape information obtainment method to be employed for a transfer type inkjet recording method including applying a reaction solution to aggregate a color material component contained in an ink onto an image forming surface of an intermediate transfer member, forming an intermediate image by applying the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110221805 - Printing device and printing method: The printing device for carrying out printing on a translucent printing medium includes: a print head having a first applying portion for applying a first color material onto the printing medium, a second applying portion for applying a second color material, and a third applying portion for applying an opaque... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110221807 - Printing device and printing method: The printing device includes a print head having a specialty gloss ink ejection head for ejecting a specialty gloss ink that creates a special gloss effect and a dye-based color ink ejection head for ejecting a dye-based color ink, and an ejection control unit configured to carry out ejection of... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110221804 - System and method for improving throughput for printing operations in an indirect printing system: A printer is configured with a controller that transforms operation of the printer to increase throughput. The printer includes an image receiving member, a printhead configured to eject ink drops onto the image receiving member to form an ink image, a transfix roller configured to move towards and away from... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20110221809 - Liquid ejecting apparatus and control method thereof: A resonance pulse is a voltage waveform substantially containing an expansion element for varying a voltage to expand a pressure chamber, an expansion sustaining element generated following with the expansion element, and sustaining a maximum voltage at a predetermined value, and a contraction element generated following with the expansion sustaining... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110221811 - Printing process of forming two images on print medium in overlapping manner: The printing apparatus includes a control-section for forming an image on a print-medium by repeating an image-formation-operation and a transport-operation. Through the image-formation-operation, a plurality of nozzle-arrays discharges an ink while a moving-mechanism moves the plurality of nozzle-arrays, and through the transport-operation, the print-medium is transported to the transport-mechanism. The... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110221810 - Printing process of forming two images on printing medium in overlapping manner: A printing apparatus includes a controller forming an image on a printing-medium by repeating an image-forming-operation of allowing a plurality of nozzle-columns to be moved and allowing the plurality of nozzle-columns to eject ink and a transporting-operations of allowing the printing-medium to be transported. The controller forms a first-image by... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110221813 - Liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid ejecting head with a plurality of nozzles that eject a liquid to a medium; the liquid ejecting head has actuators (piezoelectric devices), each of which causes an ejection operation for ejecting the liquid from one of the nozzles and a protrusion operation for... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110221814 - Liquid ejecting apparatus and liquid ejecting method: Two types of decimating mask patterns having different ink gradation ratio distributions are prepared, and in the outbound and inbound passes of a head unit during bidirectional printing, the numbers of times ink is ejected from nozzle rows in recording heads provided for each ink are controlled using mask patterns... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110221815 - Method of detecting drops: A liquid dispensing device (10), including a drop ejection device (12) including an orifice (18) adapted for ejecting drops therefrom, a single detection device (28) positioned to receive drop information from the ejected drops of the drop ejection device, and a controller (40) that receives the drop information and uses... Agent:
20110221812 - System and method for improving throughput for duplex printing operations in an indirect printing system: A method for performing duplex printing enables increased throughput in an indirect printing system. The method includes measuring a coverage parameter for image data to be printed, and transforming operation of the printer from a first printing process timing sequence to a second printing process timing sequence in response to... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20110221816 - Liquid ejection device and liquid ejection method: A liquid ejection device includes first and second heads. A first color conversion table is for converting a tone value of a first color space of a pixel, for which the liquid is ejected from the first head, to a tone value of a second color space corresponding with a... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110221818 - Inkjet printer and method for printing: An inkjet printer includes a guide rail that faces a medium support member and extends in a scanning direction. A head device includes a carriage movable in the scanning direction along the guide rail. A printer head is mounted on the carriage and is configured to discharge an ink toward... Agent: Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd.
20110221817 - Recording device: A recording device includes a conveying device configured to convey a recording medium to a recording performing region. The conveying device includes a pair of rollers and a pressure device configured to press one of the rollers into the other one of the rollers. The conveying device is configured so... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110221820 - Method of calibrating temperature sensor, method of manufacturing recording head, and inkjet recording apparatus: A method of calibrating a temperature sensor, provided in the recording head, for measuring a temperature of a liquid in a recording head of an inkjet type having nozzles from which the liquid is ejected, includes: an ambient temperature acquisition step of acquiring an ambient temperature where the recording head... Agent:
20110221819 - Printing apparatus, method of correcting in printing apparatus, and storage medium storing program thereof: A printing apparatus includes a sensor for detecting temperature of a printhead and outputting the detected temperature as a voltage, and a controller for detecting the voltage, which has been output by the sensor, via a cable and controlling driving of the printhead. The apparatus comprises a switch settable to... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110221821 - Image forming apparatus: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus that includes plural recording heads that eject liquid droplets and plural maintenance units that correspond to the plural recording heads. The plural maintenance units are capable of separately moving between opposed positions opposed to the plural recording heads and retracted positions not opposed to... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20110221823 - Liquid discharge head substrate and head unit: A liquid discharge head substrate includes an external terminal, a diode, a first conductive layer, a second conductive layer, and a third conductive layer. The external terminal is configured to connect to an external. The first conductive layer is connected to the external terminal for causing an input current to... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110221822 - Liquid ejection head and liquid ejection apparatus: A liquid ejection head and a liquid ejection apparatus improved in printing quality by reducing the occurrence of chipping at an opening edge of a positioning hole by a positioning pin are provided. The liquid ejection head includes a head body having a nozzle opening that discharges ink, a base... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110221824 - Liquid jetting head, method of charging liquid for liquid jetting head, liquid jetting recording device, and method of using same: To improve a space factor of a liquid jet head to improve flexibility in designing a liquid jet recording apparatus, and to improve the ability to collect excess liquid to prevent contamination with excess liquid and stabilize jetting of liquid after the liquid is filled, provided is a liquid jet... Agent:
20110221825 - Liquid discharge head substrate and liquid discharge head: Performing a high-speed recording operation using a slender liquid discharge head substrate causes an uneven temperature distribution for each energy generating element because the center portion of the liquid discharge head substrate is more liable to accumulate heat than the end portion thereof, which may affect the quality of a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110221827 - Liquid ejecting head and liquid ejecting apparatus: There is provided a liquid ejecting head comprising a pressure generating chamber and a piezoelectric actuator having a piezoelectric material consisting of composite oxide. The composite oxide contains bismuth, sodium, barium, titanium, and zinc. A ratio of zinc content to the total amount of titanium and zinc is 0.35 mol... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110221830 - Liquid ejecting head and liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting head comprises a pressure-generating chamber communicating with a nozzle opening and a piezoelectric element including a piezoelectric layer and electrodes. The piezoelectric layer is composed of a compound oxide having a perovskite structure and containing bismuth, ferrate, manganese, potassium and titanium.... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110221826 - Liquid ejecting head, liquid ejecting apparatus, and piezoelectric element: Provided is a piezoelectric element comprising a piezoelectric layer and an electrode. The piezoelectric layer includes a solid solution of bismuth lanthanum titanate zincate and lead titanate. The molar ratio of the bismuth lanthanum titanate zincate to the lead titanate in the piezoelectric layer is 0.39 or more and 0.61... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110221831 - Liquid ejection head: A liquid ejection head, comprises a pressure generation chamber communicating with a nozzle opening and a piezoelectric element having a piezoelectric layer and an electrodes. The piezoelectric layer is a perovskite type complex oxide containing bismuth, iron, and cerium. The piezoelectric layer contains the cerium in a proportion of 0.01... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110221828 - Liquid-ejecting head, liquid-ejecting apparatus, and piezoelectric element and piezoelectric material: A liquid-ejecting head comprises a pressure-generating chamber and a piezoelectric element including a piezoelectric material. The piezoelectric material contains a complex oxide having a perovskite structure. The complex oxide contains bismuth, sodium, barium, titanium, and copper. The ratio of copper to the total amount of titanium and copper is 0.35... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110221829 - Piezoelectric element, liquid ejecting head, and liquid ejecting apparatus: A piezoelectric element comprises a piezoelectric layer made of a perovskite compound containing sodium, potassium, lithium, niobium and tantalum and bismuth manganate and electrodes for applying a voltage to the piezoelectric layer.... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110221832 - Liquid ejecting head and liquid ejecting apparatus: A piezoelectric element includes a first electrode which is an individual electrode, a piezoelectric layer, and a second electrode which is a common electrode. The piezoelectric element is provided with a piezoelectric active section and a piezoelectric nonactive section so as to face the pressure generating chambers. The piezoelectric nonactive... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110221833 - Liquid ejecting head, liquid ejecting apparatus, and piezoelectric element: A piezoelectric element includes a piezoelectric layer, and an electrode provided on the piezoelectric layer. The piezoelectric layer is composed of a compound oxide having a perovskite structure and containing bismuth lanthanum ferrate manganate and barium titanate. The molar ratio of the barium titanate to the total amount of the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110221834 - Print head having integrated deflecting electrodes: A print head of a continuous ink jet printer includes a housing that holds the components of the printer head. The housing is made of at least two housing parts that can be separated and that are particularly fastened to each other in an articulated manner. A cavity, that is... Agent: Kba-metronic Gmbh
20110221836 - Bulk ink supply system: A bulk ink supply system of an inkjet printer includes a connector, an ink flow path, and an on-off valve. The connector is attachable to and detachable from an ink container. The connector includes an ink guiding path formed in the connector. The ink flow path connects the ink guiding... Agent: Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd.
20110221835 - Pressure regulating valve for inkjet printer: A pressure regulating valve for an inkjet printer includes a negative pressure generator including a negative pressure chamber, a pressure receiving member, and a pressure device. A sealing valve includes a pressure chamber, a valve element, and a valve element pressing device. A linkage mechanism includes a communication flow chamber... Agent: Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd.
20110221837 - No spill, feed controlled removable container for delivering pelletized substances: A solid printer includes a solid ink container that expels solid ink units in predetermined amounts for delivery to a melting device within the printer. The solid ink container includes a housing in which solid ink pellets are stored, an opening in the housing through which solid ink units are... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20110221838 - Liquid ejecting head and liquid ejecting apparatus: There is disclosed a liquid ejecting head having a configuration in which a cross-sectional area of an intermediate passage is smaller than that of an upstream passage and a downstream passage to cause a flow speed of ink to be faster in the intermediate passage when the ink flows toward... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110221839 - Coating agent for uv curable inkjet printing: A coating agent for use in UV curable inkjet printing using nonaqueous UV ink. The coating agent includes a main component that is an organic-inorganic nanocomposite, and the coating agent is configured to form an undercoat before the inkjet printing or to form a finishing coat after the inkjet printing... Agent: Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd.
20110221840 - Heater unit and liquid ejection device: The heater unit includes: a locking device selectable between a locked state in which the heater unit chassis is locked in the printer chassis, and an unlocked state in which the printer chassis and the heater unit chassis are unlocked; and a grip portion. When the grip portion is in... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110221843 - Liquid ejection device: A liquid ejection device includes a liquid ejection unit configured to eject a liquid onto an ejection medium, and an ejection medium support unit disposed on the transport path of the ejection medium and adapted to support the ejection medium. The ejection medium support unit has a suction opening for... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110221845 - Recording unit: Suction holes are formed in a stacking plane of an output tray, a recording medium recorded by a recording section being placed on the stacking plane. Air above the output tray is drawn through the suction holes, and the drawn air is supplied to the recorded side of the recording... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110221841 - Stripping blade for stripping media from a drum in an inkjet printer: A stripper blade has been developed for high throughput inkjet printers. The stripper blade includes a metallic blade body having a first thickness that extends to a leading edge having a second thickness that is less than about 25% of the first thickness, and at least one beveled surface leading... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20110221842 - System and method for stripping media from an offset imaging member in an inkjet printer: A stripper blade system has been developed for high throughput inkjet printers. The stripper blade system includes a metallic blade having a leading edge that is less than 0.06 mm in thickness, a blade holder to which the metallic blade is mounted, and an actuator that is associated with the... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20110221844 - Transport apparatus and recording apparatus: Provided is a transport apparatus including: a transport roller which is formed in a cylindrical shape such that a pair of facing end portions of a metal sheet is close to each other or abuts on each other, which has a joint provided with a spot welding portion, and in... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110221846 - Stack edge image formation: An image forming method comprises stretching a pixel row to a height greater than that of the pixel row to generate a barcode image. The barcode image is formed on a face of a media page at an edge such that the imaging material forming the barcode image forms the... Agent:
20110221847 - Image forming apparatus: With an electrophotographic image forming apparatus which forms an image by using a plurality of light emitting elements, since a photodiode (PD) is disposed in the vicinity of the plurality of light emitting elements and, therefore, the PD also receives a laser beam emitted only by a bias current during... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110221853 - Device detecting curl of sheet and image erasing device: There is provided a device detecting curling of a sheet, the device including a first guide member carrying the sheet; a second guide member including a carriage path that is broader than the carriage path of the first guide member and accepting the curling of the sheet; and sensors with... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
20110221851 - Print state detecting device for printed sheet surface, erasing apparatus, and print state detection method for printed sheet surface: There is provided a print state detection device for a printed sheet surface including a sheet conveying path on which a sheet printed with an image is conveyed, a contact member that contacts with the surface of the sheet moving on the sheet conveying path, a contact state detecting part... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
20110221852 - Printing sheet reusability determination device, erasing device, image forming device, and printing sheet reusability determination method: A printing sheet reusability determination device includes a sheet carrying path that carries a second state sheet obtained by erasing an erasable image from a first state sheet on which the erasable image is printed, an imaging portion that images the second state sheet on the sheet carrying path, an... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
20110221849 - Recording medium removing apparatus, erasing apparatus, automatic document feeding apparatus, and recording medium removing method: According to one embodiment, an erasing apparatus including a recording medium removing apparatus includes: a thickness determining unit configured to determine whether the thickness of a recording medium is equal to or larger than a first threshold, a conveyance guide forming a conveying path for the recording medium; a conveyance... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
20110221850 - Recording medium removing apparatus, erasing apparatus, cutting apparatus, and recording medium removing method: According to one embodiment, an erasing apparatus including a recording medium removing apparatus includes: a thickness sensor configured to change an output signal according to the thickness of a recording medium; a recording medium conveying mechanism configured to convey the recording medium; a recording medium removing mechanism provided downstream in... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
20110221848 - Recording medium sorting apparatus, erasing apparatus, and recording medium sorting method: According to one embodiment, an erasing apparatus includes: a recording medium sorting apparatus including a first conveyance guide having a curvature radius smaller than curvature radiuses of all curved surfaces present in a downstream direction in a recording medium conveying path, a second conveyance guide forming the recording medium conveying... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
20110221855 - Duplex printing method, bookbinding method, printer for use in duplex printing method: A method for printing on both sides of a roll sheet including superimposing and pressing a thermal transfer sheet and the roll sheet between a platen roller and a thermal head so that the bottom surface of the thermal transfer sheet touches the top surface of the roll sheet and... Agent: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
20110221854 - Printer: A printer including a containing unit, first and second heads, a separation member, a cutting member, and a collecting unit. The containing unit is configured to contain a printing medium separable into front and rear surfaces. The first head is configured to print first data on the front surface of... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
20110221856 - Optical scanner and image forming apparatus using the same: An optical scanner, which scans at least one scanned face by a light beam, includes a light source having a plurality of light emitting points, an optical system before a light deflector configured to form a plurality of light beams from the light source, a light deflector configured to deflect... Agent:
20110221857 - Optical scanner and image forming apparatus: An optical scanner includes a light source, a deflector and a scanning optical system. The scanning optical system includes a first optical system including at least one resin scanning lens, and a second optical system between the target surface and one resin scanning lens. The second optical system includes at... Agent:09/08/2011 > 43 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories. class, title,number
20110216110 - Data generating apparatus, ink-jet printing apparatus, and data generating method: Processing liquid is ejected by a scan which is as prior as possible to the ink if it is determined that the printing duty of the ink is relatively low. Furthermore, the processing liquid is ejected by a scan which is as posterior as possible to the ink if it... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110216111 - Image forming apparatus: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus that includes a recording head, a liquid tank, a first flow path, a second flow path, a pressure regulation unit, a third flow path, and a liquid supply unit. The pressure regulation unit varies fluid resistance in accordance with a remaining amount of liquid... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20110216112 - Ink jet printing apparatus: There is a case where, in the individual tank number checking processing, usually it is determined that individual tank number agreement can not be confirmed due to a collision of response signals from two tanks. However, due to individual differences among main body side control circuit threshold values and the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110216113 - Image forming apparatus and method for correcting landing positions of liquid droplets: An image forming apparatus including a first carriage having at least two first recording heads, a second carriage separatably dockable with the first carriage, a pattern forming unit to control the at least two first recording heads to form on a recording medium adjustment patterns for correcting a shift in... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20110216114 - Printing apparatus and method of controlling printing apparatus: There is provided a printing apparatus includes a head having a slow-permeation-black-nozzle-group which discharges slow-permeation-black-ink, and an excessive-permeation-black-nozzle-group which are arranged at the same pitch as the slow-permeation-black-nozzle-group and are deviated from the slow-permeation-black-nozzle-group by ½ pitch in a sub scanning direction, and a control unit which controls scanning of... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110216115 - Printing method and printing apparatus: In the printing method, on a medium transported in a transport direction, while nozzle rows including a plurality of nozzles move in a scanning direction intersecting the transport direction, ink is ejected from the nozzles, and dots are formed to print an image. Coordinates of dots formed by nozzles of... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110216116 - Printer including dot data generator with stochastically ramped print data: A printer including a plurality of printhead modules located across a print media transport path is disclosed. Each printhead module has an elongate printhead. Nozzles of respective printheads overlap with nozzles of printheads of neighboring printhead modules. The printer further includes a dot data generator for providing print data to... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20110216117 - Water-soluble azo compound or salt thereof, ink composition, and colored matter: Disclosed is a water-soluble azo compound represented by formula (1) or a salt thereof, which functions as a yellow dye having a high print density suitable for inkjet recording. Matter recorded by using the water-soluble azo compound or a salt thereof has high fastness in various fields, and an ink... Agent: Nippon Kayaku Kabushiki Kaisha
20110216118 - Recording device: The recording device includes recording unit for recording on a recording medium, conveying unit for conveying a recording medium upstream of the recording unit in the downstream direction, and an ejection unit for ejecting the recording medium which is downstream of the recording unit and which has undergone recording. The... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110216119 - Ink-jet pigment ink and ink-jet recording method using the same: An ink jet pigment ink having at least one low-molecular compound represented by specific formulae and a polymer having at least one polyethylene oxide block structure, wherein a viscosity of the ink-jet pigment ink at 65° C. increases to 100 mPa·s or more in response to heating.... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110216120 - Universal closed loop color control: A system and processes for the accurate measurement and control of image color values on a printing press with or without the presence of a color bar. More particularly, a universal closed loop color control system and processes for controlling the color quality of color images printed on a substrate... Agent: Innolutions, Inc.
20110216124 - Actinic energy radiation curable inkjet ink and inkjet recording method: Disclosed is an actinic energy radiation curable inkjet ink which can be printed on various types of recording media, has excellent printed image quality and excellent fixability particularly on coated printing paper, and is improved in storage stability and ejection stability. Also disclosed is an inkjet recording method using the... Agent: Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.
20110216122 - Black ink composition: Provided is a black ink composition containing a pigment, wherein the value calculated from the average particle diameter and the particle size distribution width of the pigment and the ink viscosity is regulated within a certain range, and the number of coarse particles contained in the ink composition is regulated... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110216121 - Image recording apparatus: There is provided an image recording apparatus including: a recording head; an ink storage section; a tube having one end thereof connected to the ink storage section; a channel member having an ink channel that communicates with the recording head formed therein; a joint connecting the other end of the... Agent:
20110216125 - Yellow pigment dispersion: This invention pertains to an aqueous based dispersion of Pigment Yellow 74 which uses a certain class of polymeric dispersants which dispersant is particularly effective at dispersing the pigment and preventing pigment particle growth on storage. The classes of polymeric dispersants are based on random copolymers of an ionic momomer... Agent: E. I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company
20110216126 - Apparatus for capturing aerosols: Apparatus for capturing aerosols are disclosed. An example apparatus described herein includes a corona wire, and a nonconductive housing comprising a first cavity to expose a first portion of the corona wire, a second cavity to expose a second portion of the corona wire, and a chamber between the first... Agent:
20110216127 - Printhead wiping system: A maintenance system for maintaining a stationary printhead is disclosed. The maintenance system includes a porous wiper element movable longitudinally past the printhead. The wiper element contacts the printhead during movement in at least one direction of longitudinal movement. A pump is included for pumping liquid into the wiper element.... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20110216128 - Head array unit, image forming apparatus and head replacing method: A head array unit includes plural heads that discharge liquid droplets; a head supporting member on which the plural heads are disposed; and intermediate members, fixed to the head supporting member, having positioning reference parts configured to position the heads, wherein the heads are mounted on the intermediate members detachably... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20110216129 - Inkjet head and inkjet recording device: According to one embodiment, an inkjet head includes: plural piezoelectric element partition walls, a nozzle plate, a frame member, and a sealing member. The piezoelectric element partition walls are arrayed on a substrate in a direction orthogonal to a predetermined ink ejecting direction and forms partition walls of plural pressure... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
20110216131 - Liquid ejecting head, liquid ejecting apparatus, and piezoelectric element: There are provided a piezoelectric element comprising a first electrode, a piezoelectric layer and a second electrode, the piezoelectric layer is made of a piezoelectric material that contains a bismuth ferrite and silicon dioxide.... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110216130 - Piezoelectric element, liquid ejection head, and liquid ejection device: A piezoelectric element having a piezoelectric layer and electrodes. The piezoelectric layer is 3 μM or less in thickness. The piezoelectric layer is made of a piezoelectric material containing a perovskite compound including bismuth manganate ferrate and barium titanate. The piezoelectric layer is preferentially oriented with the (110) plane. The... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110216134 - Liquid ejection head, liquid ejection device: A liquid ejection head including a piezoelectric element having a piezoelectric layer and electrodes The piezoelectric layer is 3 μm or less in thickness. The piezoelectric layer is made of a piezoelectric material including bismuth manganate ferrate and barium titanate. The piezoelectric layer is preferentially oriented with the (110) plane.... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110216135 - Liquid-ejecting head and liquid-ejecting apparatus: A liquid-ejecting head includes a pressure-generating chamber communicating with a nozzle opening and includes a piezoelectric element including a piezoelectric layer and electrodes. The piezoelectric layer contains bismuth sodium potassium titanate and satisfies the inequality 0≦Pr/Pm≦0.25 at 25° C., where Pm and Pr are the saturation polarization and remanent polarization,... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110216133 - Piezoelectric element, liquid ejction head, and liquid ejection device: A piezoelectric element having a piezoelectric layer and electrodes. The piezoelectric layer is 3 μm or less in thickness. The piezoelectric layer is made of a piezoelectric material containing a perovskite compound including bismuth manganate ferrate and barium titanate. The piezoelectric layer is preferentially oriented with the (110) plane. A... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110216136 - Inkjet printer operating a binary continuous-jet with optimum deflection and maximised print speed: The invention concerns inkjet printers with binary continuous jet, the printing principle of which is based on the differential deflection of jets or jet segments. According to the invention, by virtue of a judicious selection of pulse periods of the electrical generator, the print speed of such printers is optimised... Agent:
20110216137 - Liquid supplying apparatus and image forming apparatus: Disclosed is a liquid supplying apparatus including an ink cartridge, a sub-tank, nozzles, and an ink cartridge installation part. The ink cartridge has a first ink container and a second ink container. The first ink container has a holding member that has its position lowered. The second ink container has... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20110216138 - Supply units having an associated electronically-readable memory device: A machine, such as a phase change or solid ink printing apparatus, has at least one multiple supply unit in the form of an ink stick disposed therein. The ink stick has an electronically-readable memory device associated therewith, and the memory device has stored therein electronic data related to the... Agent:
20110216139 - Drying apparatus, recording apparatus, and drying method: A drying apparatus includes a fluid supply mechanism configured to supply a fluid as a heat medium for controlling a target to a desired temperature. The fluid supply mechanism supplies the fluid to a space region disposed on one surface side of the target, to increase the pressure in the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110216142 - Liquid application device and ink jet recording apparatus: The present invention provides a liquid application device and an ink jet recording apparatus each capable of reducing deterioration in application quality due to an increase in the number of times of use of a roller, thereby improving durability. The present invention includes an application roller which applies liquid to... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110216141 - Liquid droplet discharging apparatus: The liquid droplet discharging apparatus has an image formation area, a workpiece exchange area, a set table that has a slider and is configured to support a workpiece thereon, and a guide section configured to guide a movement of the set table between the image formation area and the workpiece... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110216140 - Rolled medium accommadation device and liquid ejection device: A rolled medium accommodation device includes a rolled medium accommodation unit which swings around a first shaft, a lever member which swings around a second shaft in conjunction with swinging of the rolled medium accommodation unit, a shaft member capable of moving in a direction intersecting an axial direction of... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110216143 - Licensing identification and management system and coding method of anti-counterfeit label thereof: This invention relates to a licensing identification and management system and a coding method of an anti-counterfeit label. One embodiment discloses utilizing a license code producing device to produce a license key and a royalty key, wherein the license key includes a license number and a license code, and the... Agent: Storewell Media Manufacturing Ltd.
20110216144 - Image forming apparatus: According to one embodiment, when performing monochrome image forming, image processing circuits for color image forming, laser control circuits for the color image forming and data processing circuits for the color image forming in an integrated circuit are not operated.... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
20110216145 - Printer, method for releasing pressure contact of heating body: A printer includes a conveying unit for conveying a rewritable printing medium toward a discharging portion along a conveying path, and the rewritable printing medium is erasable and printable by applying heat energy to the rewritable printing medium. The printer further includes an erasing unit including a heating body for... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
20110216146 - Printing apparatus: According to one embodiment, a printing apparatus includes a conveying unit configured to convey a printing medium in a conveying direction. The apparatus further includes a printing unit configured to print at least one side of the printing medium with information. The printing unit may extend in a direction perpendicular... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
20110216147 - Thermal head, printer, and manufacturing method for the thermal head: Provided is a thermal head that is high in durability and reliability with increased printing efficiency as well as increased manufacturing yields. The thermal head (1) includes: a support substrate (12) including a concave portion (23) having an opening portion (23a) formed in a surface of the support substrate (12);... Agent:
20110216148 - Thermal printer and control method thereof: Embodiments described herein are to a printer which includes a first head configured to print a first data set on a first side of a paper being conveyed along a paper path, and a second head configured to print a second data set on a second side of the paper... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
20110216149 - Thermal printer and method for controlling the same: A printer includes a thermal head configured to print information on thermal paper, a platen roller configured to press the thermal paper against the thermal head and a paper feed unit configured to convey the thermal paper. The printer further includes a control unit configured to control the paper feed... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
20110216150 - Optical head: An optical head includes a light-emitting board which emits light, an attachment base which includes a first opening formed in an area overlapping the light-emitting board, a second opening formed in an area different from the area overlapping the light-emitting board and a through-hole to connect the first opening and... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
20110216151 - Scanning optical apparatus: A scanning optical apparatus includes a light source, a deflecting element for deflecting a beam of light emitted from the light source, an optical device for causing the beam of light emitted from the light source to be imaged into a linear shape long in the main scanning direction on... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110216152 - Scanning optical apparatus: A scanning optical apparatus includes a light source, a deflecting element for deflecting a beam of light emitted from the light source, an optical device for causing the beam of light emitted from the light source to be imaged into a linear shape long in the main scanning direction on... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha09/01/2011 > 42 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories. class, title,number
20110210993 - Liquid droplet discharging apparatus: A liquid droplet discharging apparatus includes a pair of workpiece stages, a workpiece moving table configured to move the two workpiece stages, a head moving table configured to move a functional liquid droplet discharging head, a pair of workpiece exchanging mechanisms arranged in two workpiece exchange areas, and a control... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110210994 - Establishing ink usage of process channels: Systems and methods for establishing ink usage of process channels are provided. Separation curves are generated that determine how multiple ink channels are used to render a corresponding process channel of an image. The separation curves are generated using process values and density measurements or estimations. A PVR curve is... Agent: Onyx Graphics, Inc.
20110210999 - Drive control device of actuator and inkjet printer provided with the same: There is provided a drive control device including: a wiring board connected to an actuator; two driver ICs each having a plurality of common signal input terminals and selection signal input terminals arranged in one direction; and a control section transmitting a plurality of types of common signals and selection... Agent:
20110210996 - Droplet ejection device that applies treating agent to recording medium: A droplet ejection device includes a head that ejects droplets onto a recording medium so as to form an image, an extract unit that extracts a part of the image as a specific image portion, and a control unit that controls a treating-agent application member to apply treating agent to... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20110210997 - Inkjet printhead substrate, inkjet printhead, and inkjet printing apparatus: An inkjet printhead substrate comprises: a pair of individual conductive layers configured to supply electrical power to a heat generation element; a first common conductive layer configured to be connected to one of the pair of individual conductive layers; a second common conductive layer configured to be connected to the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110210998 - Inkjet printing apparatus and inkjet printing method: An ink jet printing apparatus and ink jet printing method are provided that are capable of implementing an overcoating in which an interference color of a particular wavelength is not generated, without consuming more clear ink than necessary to overcoat the image. For this, a first application step is provided... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110211000 - Inkjet recording head and inkjet recording apparatus having the same: An inkjet recording head includes a passage communicating with a discharge port for discharging ink, a discharging heater provided in the passage for generating energy to discharge ink from the discharge port, and a detecting unit provided in the passage for detecting a temperature of ink that changes in accordance... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110210995 - Printing apparatus: A setting unit that can set the start time when a user starts using a apparatus and a control unit that can make the apparatus enter a non-operation state in either first standby mode or second standby mode where the apparatus can be actuated from the non-operation state in a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110211001 - Control apparatus and liquid ejecting apparatus: A control apparatus includes a discharge control unit, wherein the discharge control unit controls liquid so that, before a start of printing of which the printing is performed on a printing medium by ejecting a liquid, which is filled and heated within flow passages, from a nozzle opening, the liquid... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110211002 - Droplet propelling device: A drive pulse P11 is turned on and off for an ink chamber to take in ink, exerting pressures thereon, and afterward, a drive pulse P12 is turned on and off. This permits, in a course of variation in pressure of ink from a value at a positive pressure peak... Agent: Riso Kagaku Corporation
20110211005 - Liquid ejecting apparatus: A printer includes first and second ejecting sections of which positions of nozzles are different from each other in a sub scanning direction, and an ejecting section group. The ejecting section group includes first and second individual ejecting sections of which the positions of the nozzles are same in the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110211004 - Liquid ejecting apparatus and method for controlling liquid ejecting head: One of the two flow passages branches from one of two ink cartridges to one of the two discharging portions and one of the two individual discharging portions. The other flow passage branches from the other ink cartridge to the other discharging portion and the other individual discharging portion. A... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110211003 - Printing apparatus: Images are sequentially printed on a first surface of a sheet, and identification information for identifying an image is formed each time an image is printed. When printing is interrupted by the error and before resuming printing, the identification information formed on the first surface of the sheet fed from... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110211008 - Print apparatus: A first reading unit that reads a pattern or an image formed on a sheet by a print unit for recognizing a print unit state, a second reading unit that reads a cut mark formed on the sheet on a downstream thereof, a cutter that cuts the sheet on a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110211009 - Print control apparatus and method: Whether a continuous sheet usable for printing on the basis of first print data and a continuous sheet usable for printing on the basis of second print data are the same or not is determined. If it is determined that they are the same, an image based on the first... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110211006 - Print control method and print apparatus: A reference mark is recorded in an area between one image and the next image sequentially printed on a first surface of a continuous sheet. In a print on a second surface of the sheet, the recorded reference mark is read, and a print position of the image on a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110211007 - Printing apparatus and jam restoration method in printing apparatus: In the event that occurrence of a jam has been detected during conveyance of a sheet, the sheet is cut at a cutter unit, and a user is prompted to perform manual jam restoration processing according to the location where the jam has occurred. If the jam has occurred upstream... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110211010 - Apparatus for controlled freezing of melted solid ink in a solid ink printer: An apparatus controls dissipation of heat from melted ink within a component storing melted ink within a solid ink imaging device. The apparatus includes a housing, a passage within the housing that is configured to store melted ink, and a temperature control connector mechanically coupled to the housing and passage,... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
20110211011 - Image forming apparatus: The present invention is directed to an image forming apparatus including a supply unit configured to supply a sheet, a recording unit configured to perform recording by discharging a plurality of colors of inks onto the sheet, a reading unit configured to read out an image of the sheet, a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110211012 - Image forming method: An image forming method includes: applying an ink composition including a pigment having a volume average particle diameter of 70 nm to 130 nm, a polymerizable compound, and water, onto a recording medium using an inkjet under a condition that a maximum application amount of the ink composition is 15... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110211013 - Ink composition, ink set and image forming method using the same: An ink composition includes a colorant particle, a water-soluble polymerizable compound having an acrylamide structure in a molecule thereof, colloidal silica, and water.... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110211014 - Inkjet image forming method: An inkjet image forming method includes: applying, onto a recording medium which is held by suction on a support base, an ink composition including a pigment and a polymerizable compound using an inkjet; applying, onto the recording medium, a treatment liquid that includes an aggregating agent that is capable of... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110211015 - Full function maintenance station: An apparatus and method of operating a maintenance station in a printer are provided. The method includes providing a feed roller shaft including an end, the feed roller shaft being connected to a motor; providing a maintenance station disposed near the end of the feed roller shaft, the maintenance station... Agent:
20110211016 - Apparatus and methods for handling materials in a 3-d printer: The present invention is directed towards methods and apparatus for handling powder in a 3D printer. The invention includes a means of transporting powder from multiple sources to a powder dispensing apparatus with minimal user intervention, thus reducing contamination of the 3D printer and surrounding area with loose powder, while... Agent: Z Corporation
20110211017 - Decorative printing method: The present invention is used for a printing target having a non-flat surface portion in at least a portion of a printing surface. To form a decorative printing film on the printing surface of a base material, ink droplets of the same color as the color of the printing film... Agent: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
20110211018 - Inkjet recording apparatus and method for controlling it: In order to efficiently perform preliminary ejection of ink at a bend of an ink circulation passage, the number of preliminary ejections of a nozzle group located on the outer side of the bend is set larger than the number of preliminary ejections of a nozzle group located in the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110211019 - Pressure independent droplet generation: The invention relates to an apparatus for ejecting droplets of a fluid material, comprising: a reservoir for storing the material, a channel connected with the reservoir, which is provided with at least one outflow opening from which, in use, flows a jet of the material breaking up into droplets, a... Agent: Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast- Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek Tno
20110211020 - Printhead micro-electromechanical nozzle arrangement with motion-transmitting structure: A micro-electromechanical nozzle arrangement for a printhead integrated circuit the nozzle arrangement includes a nozzle chamber bounded by a distal sidewall and a proximal sidewall, and capped by a roof defining an ink ejection port; a paddle located in the nozzle chamber below the ink ejection port; an actuator arm... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20110211021 - Liquid discharge head and image forming apparatus: A disclosed liquid discharge head includes plural nozzles configured to discharge droplets; plural chambers in communication with the respective nozzles; a vibration plate member having a deformable vibration area configured to form a part of a wall surface of the chambers, a first projection in the deformable vibration area, and... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20110211023 - Printhead ejection nozzle: A printhead ejection nozzle is provided having a substrate defining a supply passage for ejection fluid, a chamber in fluid communication with the supply passage and an ejection port, an ejection member disposed between the supply passage and the ejection port, and a heater element coupled to the ejection member... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20110211024 - Recording head: A recording head includes: a recording element substrate having a plurality of discharge ports discharging a liquid and an energy generating element generating energy used to discharge the liquid from the discharge ports; an electrical wiring substrate having an opening portion in which the recording element substrate is provided and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110211025 - Printhead nozzle having heater of higher resistance than contacts: A printhead nozzle is provided having a plurality of electrodes, a heater having contacts abutting the electrodes, a heater element for heating a quantity of fluid and sloped side portions extending between the heater element and the contacts, and a nozzle spaced from the heater such that the heated fluid... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20110211026 - Print head, printer: Vibration is prevented from being transmitted via a common ink chamber or a fixed substrate. A porous member is disposed between the common ink chamber and a pressure generation chamber so that a discharge liquid passes through the interior of the porous member to move from the common ink chamber... Agent: Ulvac, Inc
20110211027 - Print head, printer: Vibration is prevented from being transmitted via a fixed substrate. In order to set the resonance frequencies of the vibration of piezoelectric vibrators to be different from each other, the piezoelectric vibrators having different lengths are attached to the same fixed substrate. Even if residual vibration of a pressure generation... Agent: Ulvac, Inc.
20110211028 - Ink jet cartridge and manufacturing method of ink jet cartridge: The ink jet cartridge includes a tank case that has a space having a opening, a lid that closes the opening, an ink accommodating section that is formed with the space of the tank case and the lid, and an ink absorber that is accommodated in the ink accommodating section.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110211029 - Liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid storage unit for collecting a liquid supplied to an ejecting head is provided. The liquid is supplied to a plurality of ejecting heads via a pressure regulating valve, and the liquid is suctioned from the plurality of ejecting heads by a circulation pump, and then is discharged to... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110211030 - Printing apparatus, printing method, and sheet processing method: An apparatus for performing duplex printing having a sheet feeding unit, a printing unit, a cutter unit, a drying unit, and a reverse unit. In the duplex printing, the printing unit prints a plurality of images on a first surface of a sheet fed from the sheet feeding unit. The... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110211032 - Printer with force transmitting path selecting mechanism: A printer has a carriage being movable between a first end and a second end of a reciprocating path; and a driving force transmitting path selecting mechanism provided at the second end of the reciprocating path. The selecting mechanism has: a common driving force outputting member; a plurality of force... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20110211031 - Roll paper conveying apparatus, inkjet printer, and roll paper conveying method: A movable member encoder is used to detect the position of a movable member, and a correction value calculator calculates a correction value corresponding to the amount of displacement of the movable member from a reference position and the integration of the amount of displacement. The correction value calculated by... Agent:
20110211033 - Erasing apparatus, paper post-processing apparatus, image forming and erasing apparatus, and image erasing method in the erasing apparatus: According to one embodiment of the present invention, an erasing apparatus includes a used sheet stacking tray, an image erasing unit, a stand-by tray, a stand-by tray driving unit, and an erased sheet stacking tray. The used sheet stacking tray stacks thereon a used sheet on which an image is... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
20110211034 - Linerless label roll-up preventing device of thermal printer: A linerless label roll-up preventing device for a thermal printer that prevents roll-up of the linerless label 3 on the platen roller 13. A roll-up preventing plate 23 is applied to a slit (22) formed in the outer surface of the platen roller (13), and protrudes to form a roll-up... Agent:Previous industry: Recorders
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