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Incremental printing of symbolic information January recently filed with US Patent Office 01/12

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01/26/2012 > 35 patent applications in 29 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20120019574 - Discharge amount calculating device and fluid ejecting apparatus: A discharge amount calculating device for calculating the discharge amount of a fluid from a fluid ejecting apparatus is disclosed, in which the fluid ejecting apparatus is capable of ejecting at least one fluid onto a target at a discharge amount of multiple stages. The discharge amount calculating device includes... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120019575 - Ink supply reservoir: A reservoir of an ink supply system is described.... Agent:

20120019576 - Replaceable printing component: A replaceable printing component is provided, including a fluid reservoir, an electrical storage device mounted on the fluid reservoir, and an identifier stored on the information storage device, wherein the identifier is fixed based on an initial volume of fluid stored in the fluid reservoir.... Agent:

20120019577 - Inkjet recording apparatus: [Solution] The present invention provides an inkjet recording apparatus 100 including line heads 20 to 23 capable of recording on a recording medium 1, a head box 11 that houses the line heads 20 to 23, and gap adjustment cams 30 to 32 that abut on a lower surface of... Agent:

20120019578 - Crosstalk reduction in piezo printhead: Crosstalk in a piezo printhead is reduced by storing a coefficient that expresses an amount of crosstalk between a first nozzle and an adjacent nozzle. A drive waveform voltage is pre-biased using the coefficient, and the pre-biased waveform is applied to a piezoelectric material of the first nozzle.... Agent:

20120019579 - Fluid ejecting apparatus and fluid ejecting method: An apparatus includes: a main image nozzle group that forms a main image; a background image nozzle group which has nozzles of a number greater than the main image nozzle group for forming a background image of the main image, and has a first nozzle group situated to one side... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120019581 - Information processing system, printing apparatus, and information processing method: Each of controllers includes an error management section that generates an error command including an error code indicating the content of an error when the controller detects the error. A host apparatus includes a host controller. If the error command from the master controller and the error command from the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120019580 - Recording device: A recording device has a medium-supporting part that supports a long recording medium, a recording processing part that performs recording process on the recording medium supported by the medium-supporting part, a recording processing part conveyance system that moves the recording processing part, a medium conveyance system that includes a first... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120019583 - Ink jet printing apparatus and ink jet printing method: An ink jet printing apparatus and an ink jet printing method, whereby high-permeation ink and low-permeation ink are employed to prevent a reduction in optical density is provided. The ink jet printing apparatus controls ejection of ink from print heads, so that only low-permeation ink is ejected onto the edge... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120019582 - Inkjet printing apparatus and printing method: A sharp image is formed without variation in ink spreading around an outer periphery of a print-required region depending on a printing direction. At the time of printing an image by scanning a print medium with a print head for ejecting a first ink which is visible as black and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120019584 - Recording device and method for controlling recording device: In a printer, a continuous paper is conveyed using a suction force of a fan brought to a first suction force, the continuous paper supplied to a platen is stopped on a support surface, a recording process is conducted on the continuous paper stopped on the support surface with the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120019585 - Inkjet printing system having environmentally responsive thermal control mode: A method has been developed that reduces the electrical energy consumption of an inkjet printing system. The method regulates the energy consumption of the printing system with reference to a monitored temperature of at least one component in the inkjet printing system.... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120019586 - Automatic printing output inspection device for optic disc and printer and disc writer incorporating same: Disclosed are an automatic printing output inspection device for optic disc and a printer and a disc writer incorporating the device. The automatic inspection device includes an image taking unit that takes an image of printing output of an optic disc, which is then processed by an image processing unit... Agent: Acard Technology Corp.

20120019587 - Coated printable substrates providing higher print quality and resolution at lower ink usage: An article in the form of a paper substrate having a water-swellable substrate coating on at least one of the first and second surfaces at a thickness of less than about 10 microns and. The substrate coating has an amount of a coating pigment sufficient to impart a Parker Print... Agent: International Paper Company

20120019588 - Fixer fluid composition and inkjet ink sets including the same: A fixer fluid composition, for inkjet printing, and ink set containing it. A disclosed example fixer fluid composition includes up to about 1.5 wt % of surfactants, from about 1 to about 20 wt % of humectants, from about 3 to about 16 wt % of a metal carboxylate salt... Agent:

20120019589 - Hard imaging devices and hard imaging method: Hard imaging devices and methods are described. According to one arrangement, a hard imaging device includes a media transport system configured to move media along a media path and a print device adjacent to the media path and configured to eject a plurality of droplets of a liquid marking agent... Agent:

20120019590 - Inkjet printer and inkjet head maintenance method: An inkjet printer 1 includes an inkjet head 31 with nozzles for discharging ink, a pressurizer for pressurizing a route for ink supply to the inkjet head 31, a head driver 6 for driving the inkjet head 31, and a controller 8 operable for control the pressurizer to pressurize the... Agent: Riso Kagaku Corporation

20120019591 - Image forming apparatus and method thereof: An image forming apparatus includes a fluid receiving member having fluid receiving cells in which the fluid receiving cells are configured to receive at least one of an ink repellant and an ink, a fluid ejector unit configured to eject the ink repellant to a first set of the fluid... Agent:

20120019592 - Print head mounting and adjusting mechanism: An improved print head mounting and adjusting mechanism for inkjet printers. The mechanism include a bottom bracket and a base plate, the bottom bracket is installed on the base plate, the bottom bracket can be used for mounting print head, wherein said bottom bracket is supported by two stainless steel... Agent:

20120019594 - Liquid ejection head: A liquid ejection head includes: a first and a second common liquid chamber formed in a substrate; a first nozzle array in which short and long nozzles are connected to the first common liquid chamber and alternately arranged on one side of the chamber; a second nozzle array in which... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120019593 - Print bar structure: In one embodiment, a print bar structure includes a single part having: a datum; an exterior printhead attach surface a predetermined distance from the datum for attaching multiple printheads to the print bar structure; an interior bay for holding a liquid distribution part; and multiple openings from the interior bay... Agent:

20120019595 - Inkjet recording liquid, inkjet recording device using inkjet recording liquid, and method of using inkjet recording liquid in inkjet recording device: An inkjet recording liquid contains water, an organic solvent, a pigment, and a pigment dispersing resin. An weight-average molecular weight of the pigment dispersing resin exceeds 30000 and is 150000 or less. A mass ratio of the pigment dispersing resin to the pigment in the recording liquid (resin content/pigment content)... Agent: Kyocera Mita Corporation

20120019596 - Inkjet print head and method for manufacturing the same: An inkjet print head and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. The inkjet print head includes: an upper board having a pressure chamber; and a lower board including an upper silicon layer, an insulating layer, and a lower silicon layer, wherein the lower board includes a projection formed... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20120019597 - Inkjet printhead with cross-slot conductor routing: An inkjet printhead includes a substrate having an ink slot formed through its center. Integrated circuitry is formed on both a first side and a second side of the center ink slot. A conductor trace is routed across the ink slot to provide electrical communication between the integrated circuitry on... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

20120019598 - Bonded microelectromechanical assemblies: A MEMS device is described that has a body with a component bonded to the body. The body has a main surface and a side surface adjacent to the main surface and smaller than the main surface. The body is formed of a material and the side surface is formed... Agent: Fujifilm Dimatix, Inc.

20120019599 - Inkjet recording apparatus: [Solution] The present invention provides an inkjet recording apparatus 100 including a line head 20 capable of printing on a recording medium 1, and a housing 11 with the line head 20 attached, in which the line head 20 is slid along a guide groove 12 provided in the housing... Agent:

20120019600 - Laminate manifolds for mesoscale fluidic systems: Laminate manifolds, and their manufacture. The laminate manifolds (18) include plates (20) arranged in parallel, forming a laminate plate stack (22), with a securing agent (24) securing the plates in the plate stack. At least some of the plates incorporate apertures (26) that are oriented in their respective plates so... Agent:

20120019601 - Micro-electromechanical nozzle arrangement with pyramidal ink chamber for an inkjet printhead: This invention relates to a micro-electromechanical nozzle arrangement for an inkjet printhead. The arrangement includes a substrate defining an inverted pyramidal ink chamber with a vertex thereof terminating at an ink supply channel through the substrate. The substrate includes a layer of drive circuitry. The arrangement also includes a roof... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20120019602 - Printing nozzle arrangement having fault detector: A printing nozzle arrangement is provided having an electrical current source, a fluid chamber having a fluid inlet and fluid ejection port, a heating element within the chamber electrically connected to the electrical current source, and a microprocessor. The heating element is configured such that electrical current applied by the... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20120019603 - Liquid discharge head and manufacturing method thereof: The liquid discharge head comprises: a diaphragm; a first piezoelectric member which is formed on a first surface of the diaphragm, the first piezoelectric member driving the diaphragm; and a pressure chamber dividing wall which is formed on a second surface of the diaphragm opposite to the first surface, wherein... Agent:

20120019604 - Inkjet printers, ink stream modulators, and methods to generate droplets from an ink stream: Ink jet printers, ink stream modulators, and methods to generate droplets from an ink stream are disclosed. An example method to generate droplets from an ink stream includes generating a stream of ink with an inkjet nozzle and modulating the stream of ink into a plurality of droplets by generating... Agent:

20120019605 - Fluid dispensing apparatus: A fluid dispensing apparatus including a fluid ejector unit having a plurality of nozzles and extending in a lengthwise direction to form a dispensing area to correspond with a width of a substrate, the fluid ejector unit configured to eject fluid through the nozzles to the dispensing area, a plurality... Agent:

20120019606 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: a conveyance drum which has a round cylindrical shape including an outer circumferential surface having a medium holding section, and rotates in a prescribed direction while holding a medium in tight contact on the medium holding section so as to convey the medium in a... Agent:

20120019607 - Sheeting with composite image that floats: Translucent, transparent, or semi-translucent microlens sheetings with composite images are disclosed, in which a composite image floats above or below the sheeting, or both. The composite image may be two-dimensional or three-dimensional. The sheeting may have at least one layer of material having a surface of microlenses that form one... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20120019608 - Optical scanning apparatus and control method therefor: An optical scanning apparatus capable of properly correcting a main scanning scale factor. Upstream and downstream laser-light detection sensors of the optical scanning apparatus each generate a signal when first or second light beam passes through each of slits formed in the sensors. Based on signals, a scanning time required... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

01/19/2012 > 44 patent applications in 29 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20120013658 - Fluid cartridge for a printing device: A fluid cartridge for a printing device includes a housing including a floor, a chamber defined in the housing and configured to store an ink therein, a capillary medium disposed in the housing and in operative communication with the chamber, and a wick disposed at least partially in an opening... Agent:

20120013659 - Ink jet printer having ink maintenance system: An ink jet printer performs a print process by ejecting ink for each of a plurality of ink colors. When a predetermined first circulation time elapses after starting the ink circulation, an ink agitating operation drive signal generation unit applies an ink agitating operation drive signal to an ink ejecting... Agent: Riso Kagaku Corporation

20120013661 - Automated beam marker: A beam marking system is disclosed for marking on beams with a marking device. The beam marking system includes a beam marking device configured to mark on the surface of a beam. A movable arm is coupled to the marking device. The movable arm has at least three movable components... Agent:

20120013662 - Inkjet recording apparatus and inkjet recording method: A recording apparatus according to the present invention includes a temperature sensor to detect a temperature of a recording head and a control unit to control a pulse waveform, a pulse width forming a drive pulse, and a voltage. The drive pulse supplied to an electrothermal transducer is selected according... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120013660 - Printing device and printing method: The controller of the printing device sets the printing width in the secondary scanning direction of the region of the printing medium onto which ink is deposited by a single driving of the a printing unit, on the basis of the length in the secondary scanning direction of the printing... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120013664 - Inkjet printer and inkjet printing method: The present invention relates to an inkjet printer that prints an image by a forward scan and a backward scan of printing heads. In the present invention, it is determined whether or not a color unevenness occurrence value set on the basis of values of unit image data constituting image... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120013663 - System and method for modifying operation of an inkjet printer to accommodate changing environmental conditions: An inkjet printer operates to produce a print with at least one component operating at less than a normal operating parameter. The printer identifies an image density for an image to be printed and operates the printer with operational parameters different than normal operational parameters to enable printing operations before... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120013665 - Fluid ejection printing with automatic print mode switching: A method of printing a document using a fluid-ejection printing device includes receiving gray scale image data for the document, and identifying at least one area fill feature of the image data. It is determined whether the at least one area fill feature will be printed with a combination of... Agent:

20120013666 - Printing apparatus, printing method, and data generation apparatus: A printing apparatus and an inkjet printing method are provided that can a high-quality image without uneven glossiness and the like, without increasing the consumption of treatment liquid. The number of times of scans for applying treatment liquid to an image formed by a group of pigment inks with a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120013672 - Inkjet printing apparatus and method thereof: An inkjet printing apparatus includes a media transport unit to transport a print media along a print media transport path, at least one printhead assembly including an inkjet printhead having a plurality of nozzles to print on a select portion of the print media, the inkjet printhead forming a print... Agent:

20120013671 - Inkjet recording apparatus: An inkjet recording apparatus includes: an image formation unit which deposits aqueous ink onto a recording surface of a recording sheet to form an image on the recording surface; a drying unit which dries the recording surface on which the image has been formed, the drying unit including a double-side... Agent:

20120013667 - Quiet operating mode management system for a printing device: An imaging device includes a quiet mode management system in which a control system of an imaging device selectively reduces print speed based on print job attributes such as job size, repetitions and media in use.... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120013669 - Recording device and method for controlling recording device: A recording device includes a conveying part that conveys roll paper, a support part that supports the roll paper, a suction part that holds the roll paper to the support part by suction, a recording part that ejects liquid and records an image on the roll paper, a heating part... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120013670 - Recording device and method for controlling recording device: A recording device includes a conveying part that conveys roll paper, a support part that supports the roll paper, a recording part that that ejects liquid and records an image on the roll paper; a heating part that heats the support part to dry the liquid discharged on the roll... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120013668 - Vacuum source control using virtual pulse-width modulation levels: An indication is received of a vacuum source level measured by a vacuum sensor in a printing device. The vacuum level is associated with a pulse-width modulation (PWM) level for a PWM controller. The measured vacuum level is compared to an expected vacuum level. The PWM level of the PWM... Agent:

20120013673 - Ink jet recording apparatus, and method for controlling recording head temperature: An ink jet recording apparatus for effecting recording using a recording head for ejecting ink, the ink jet recording apparatus including a heating section for heating the recording head, a detecting unit for detecting a temperature of the recording head, a setting unit for setting a target temperature of the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120013674 - Virtual pen calibration: A method for pen drop weight calibration includes altering an image prior to printing based on the difference in printing performance of a first pen and a second pen to produce altered image data, the first pen and the second pen being disposed in the same printer. The altered image... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

20120013676 - Aqueous inkjet ink: m

20120013675 - Multilayer information recording medium, and apparatus and method for manufacturing same: The present invention provides an apparatus for fabricating a multi-layer information recording medium including a substrate, plural information recording layers placed on the aforementioned substrate, resin intermediate layers placed between adjacent information recording layers and a resin protective layer placed on all the information recording layers at the side opposite... Agent:

20120013678 - Porphyrazine coloring matter, ink composition containing the same and colored product: The present invention relates to a porphyrazine coloring matter or a salt thereof represented by the following formula (1) [wherein, the rings of A to D are each independently a benzene ring or a 6-membered nitrogen-containing heteroaromatic ring, E is alkylene, X is a sulfo-substituted anilino group or the like... Agent: Nippon Kayaku Kabushiki Kaisha

20120013677 - Thermal ink jet ink composition: An inkjet ink includes an organic solvent, a resin, a surfactant, and a colorant. The ink has a decap time of at least about 1 minute.... Agent: Videojet Technologies Inc.

20120013679 - Apparatus for clearing an ink drop stalagmite in an inkjet printer: An apparatus for use as part of an inkjet printer to clear an ink drop stalagmite in the printer. In one embodiment the apparatus includes a clearing device coupled to an access door of the inkjet printer, wherein upon operation of the access door the clearing device at least partially... Agent:

20120013680 - Liquid ejecting apparatus: At a front-end side opposite to a head-fixing-member-attachment side, a protection member has an inclined plane sloped up from a head side toward the opposite outer side in a direction in which liquid ejecting heads are arranged in a row. The surface of the front end is located at a... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120013681 - Image recording apparatus: An image recording apparatus including: (a) a head assembly including (a-1) recording heads having respective nozzle opening surfaces and (a-2) a head frame supporting the recording heads; (b) annular protrusions each of which is to be brought into contact with the head assembly, so as to surround the plurality of... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120013682 - Liquid ejection head and method of manufacturing the same: Provided is a liquid ejection head, including: a flow path forming member including: an ejection orifice for ejecting liquid therefrom; and a liquid flow path communicated with the ejection orifice; a silicon substrate including a supply port for supplying the liquid to the liquid flow path; and a protective film... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120013683 - Liquid ejecting head and liquid ejecting apparatus: A connector connected to an external wiring is fixed on the circuit board by opening a connection port toward the channel member side, the external wiring is inserted into or released from the connection port, and the channel member has a deformation restricting portion protruding from a region, which is... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120013684 - Thermal ink jet ink compostion: A solvent-based ink composition for a thermal inkjet printhead includes (a) 55-90 wt. % of an organic solvent including a ketone and a C1 to C4 alcohol; and (b) 0.01-10 wt. % of a colorant.... Agent: Videojet Technologies Inc.

20120013685 - Thermal inkjet printhead with heating element in recessed substrate cavity: An inkjet printhead includes a substrate having a recessed cavity formed therein. The cavity has a continuous sidewall around the perimeter of the cavity. The printhead includes a heating element formed onto the sidewall of the cavity.... Agent:

20120013686 - Liquid-jet head and liquid-jet apparatus having same: A liquid-jet head comprising a pressure generating chamber, which is supplied with a liquid via a liquid supply path and in which a nozzle orifice for jetting the liquid is formed, and a pressure generator for causing a pressure change within the pressure generating chamber, wherein when an inertance and... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120013687 - Liquid accommodating container, tank unit, and liquid ejecting system: A liquid accommodating container in which in a use position, a port opened to the air is provided at a position that is closer to an air chamber uppermost surface and is included in a first corner portion, an air-side opening is provided at a position that is closer to... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120013688 - Ink container to separate unwanted particles from ink: An ink container usable with an image forming apparatus having a carriage to transport the ink container in a reciprocating motion across a substrate and an ink ejector to eject the ink onto the substrate is included. The ink container includes a chamber configured to supply ink to the ink... Agent:

20120013689 - Solid ink stick with motion control inset: A solid ink stick for use in solid ink printers is provided that enables adjacent ink sticks to be separated and retained at a predetermined location in the feed channel.... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120013690 - Radiation curable solid ink compositions suitable for transfuse printing applications: This disclosure is generally directed to curable solid inks, such as radiation-curable solid inks, and their use in forming images, such as through transfuse printing. More specifically, this disclosure is directed to radiation-curable solid inks, such as ultraviolet-light-curable phase-change inks, that comprise curable and non-curable waxes.... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120013691 - Materials and methods to produce desired image drum surface topography for solid ink jet: Exemplary embodiments provide an aluminum image drum and method of its formation such that the aluminum image drum can have a surface texture to provide desirable surface oil consumption and high print quality for solid ink jet marking systems.... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120013692 - Apparatus for printing on a medium: A roller assembly for use in a printer includes a shaft with two ends and a pair of conical rollers. Each of the conical rollers is disposed on the shaft near each of the ends. The roller assembly guides a medium within the printer without damaging a freshly-printed surface of... Agent:

20120013693 - Printing device, printing method, sheet-fed printing press, and rotary printing press: A printing device includes a rotatable printing cylinder, a blanket cylinder configured to make a synchronous rotation with the printing cylinder in contact with each other and to convey a printing medium by nipping the printing medium with the printing cylinder, an inkjet head that forms an image on a... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Printing & Packaging Machinery, Ltd.

20120013694 - Transfer ink jet recording apparatus: Disclosed herein is a transfer ink jet recording apparatus equipped with a substrate; an intermediate transfer member that is arranged on the substrate and has a surface containing at least one material of fluorine-containing rubber and silicone rubber, said surface being subjected to a modification treatment by a plasma treatment... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120013695 - Apparatus and method for providing rewritable or erasable printing or copying with nanoparticles: An apparatus and method for providing rewritable or erasable printing or copying that utilizes nanoparticle ink or toner is disclosed. A paper-like material is described using nanoparticles that are selectively controlled to show a substantially dark, gray, or white dot depending on an emitted signal or field in a printer... Agent:

20120013696 - Fixing unit controlling apparatus and image forming apparatus including the same: A fixing unit controlling apparatus that includes a switching unit of a power supplier to supply power to a fixing unit according to a power supply controlling signal to control a temperature of the fixing unit, and a switching unit of a power shutter to shut off power supplied to... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120013697 - Apparatus for image formation: To provide a thermal recording medium, which can realize easy maintenance, does not produce wastes such as cartridges, and can realize easy control of recording sheets, and an apparatus and method for image formation. [MEANS FOR SOLVING PROBLEMS] A high-temperature color development capsule (23), a low-temperature color development capsule (27),... Agent: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.

20120013698 - Thermal transfer sheet, transferred image receiving sheet, and thermal transfer method: Disclosed herein is a thermal transfer sheet including: a dye layer which is provided on one side of a substrate and which contains an indoaniline dye; and a transferred image coating layer provided on that side of the substrate on which the dye layer is formed, the transferred image coating... Agent:

20120013699 - Laser marking method: This invention provides a laser marking method that can form a very minute mark of a predetermined shape, such as a letter or pattern, with clarity and high solidity, on the surface of a substrate. The laser marking method of the invention comprises the steps of (1) depositing a coloring... Agent: Shikibo Ltd.

20120013700 - Novel fused polycyclic compound and organic light-emitting device including the same: i

20120013701 - Image processing method and image processing apparatus: An image processing method including calculating a density of a character to be recorded based on information of a type, size and line width of the character; adjusting an irradiation energy of a laser beam for recording the character based on the density of the character; and irradiating a recording... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

01/12/2012 > 35 patent applications in 25 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20120007902 - Liquid supply controller, liquid droplet discharge device, non-transitory computer readable medium storing program, and liquid supply control method: A liquid supply controller includes a liquid circulation controller that includes supply and recovery units of a liquid droplet discharge unit, and that circulates liquid according to a differential pressure between the supply unit and the recovery unit, a back pressure setting unit that sets a back pressure that is... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20120007903 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming apparatus includes an ejection device, a suction device, and a controller. The ejection device has a first nozzle and a second nozzle to eject a first liquid and a second liquid, respectively. The first liquid contains pigment particles dispersed in a dispersion medium and the second liquid... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120007904 - Printing device: A printing device includes a print head, a carriage moveable in a width direction of a medium, a carriage driver that drives the carriage to move back and forth in the width direction within a movement range, a detector that detects a position of the carriage, and a controller that... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120007906 - Liquid ejecting apparatus and control method: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes: a liquid ejecting head that includes nozzle openings through which liquid is ejected and pressure generation units that cause changes in pressure of the liquid inside pressure generation chambers communicating with the nozzle openings; a control unit that supplies a driving signal for causing the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120007905 - Maintaining optical density of images produced by a printing device: A method for maintaining the optical density of a printing device includes, with a printhead module of the printing device, printing a color region onto a first test page, the color region comprising a plurality of sub-regions, each of the sub-regions being printed with a different drive voltage; measuring an... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

20120007907 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming apparatus which forms a halftone image on a print medium by using a multipass process to scan a printhead N (N is an integer of 2 or more) times in a single area on the print medium and form dots by each scan operation includes a pass... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120007909 - Liquid ejecting head, liquid ejecting head unit, and liquid ejecting apparatus: Provided is a liquid ejecting head, a liquid ejecting head unit, and a liquid ejecting apparatus are provided that can secure sufficient compliance in a manifold and prevent degradation in liquid dispensing characteristic. In the liquid ejecting head, a flow path plate including pressure chambers arranged in a row, a... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120007908 - Printing apparatus: A printing apparatus includes a printhead incorporating a temperature sensor, a control unit which controls the printhead, and a flexible cable which connects the printhead and the control unit. The flexible cable includes a first signal line and second signal line which generate voltages corresponding to the temperature of the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120007910 - Apparatus for inspecting inkjet head: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for inspecting an inkjet head. The apparatus for inspecting an inkjet head includes a scan unit that is connected to the piezoelectric actuator of an inkjet head to measure whether the capacitance of the piezoelectric actuator is changed; a pulse input unit that applies high... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20120007912 - Ink jet recording method and ink jet recording apparatus: An ink jet recording method uses an ink jet recording apparatus including a plurality of heads arranged in parallel in a first direction, each of which ejects droplets of a different radiation-curable ink composition onto a recording medium, and first light sources provided for corresponding heads so as to be... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120007911 - Liquid ejecting head unit and liquid ejecting apparatus: Provided is a liquid ejecting head unit including: a liquid ejecting head which includes a nozzle ejecting a liquid; and a head fixing member to which a plurality of the liquid ejecting heads is positioned and fixed, wherein the head fixing member includes a head holding unit to which the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120007913 - Nano graphene platelet-based conductive inks and printing process: A nano graphene platelet-based conductive ink comprising: (a) nano graphene platelets (preferably un-oxidized or pristine graphene), and (b) a liquid medium in which the nano graphene platelets are dispersed, wherein the nano graphene platelets occupy a proportion of at least 0.001% by volume based on the total ink volume and... Agent:

20120007914 - Printing method: A printing method that is implemented on an inkjet printer includes applying an ultraviolet curable ink on a surface of a metal.... Agent: Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd.

20120007915 - Discharge ink collecting apparatus: An arrangement is disclosed comprising: a cap member shaped in the form of a pan such as to cover all the nozzle heads of the ink jet head, the cap member having a peripheral wall and an upper end portion of the peripheral wall which extends over its entire perimeter;... Agent: Miyakoshi Printing Machinery Co., Ltd.

20120007916 - Mist collection device, liquid ejecting apparatus, and method for controlling mist collection device: A mist collection device capable of suctioning and recovering mist generated at the time of ejecting a liquid is disclosed. The mist collection device includes an exhaust duct having a suction portion which is installed to extend downwardly to suction external air. The suction portion is provided with a suction... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120007917 - Ink jet printer and a method of computing conveyance amount of a conveyance roller of the ink jet printer: A method of computing a conveyance variance from a difference of two adjustment patterns in order to measure a variance in a conveyance amount occurring while a sheet is conveyed. By using this method, the variance that occurs during one rotation of the roller occurring because of the roller accuracy,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120007918 - Inkjet recording head, inkjet printer, and inkjet recording method: According to one embodiment, an inkjet recording head includes an orifice member, a first cover member and a second cover member. The orifice member includes an ejection hole which ejects ink. The first cover member includes a peripheral surface, which surrounds the outer peripheral surface of the orifice member, one... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120007920 - Method of manufacturing nozzle plate, liquid ejection head and image forming apparatus: The method of manufacturing a nozzle plate which includes a nozzle having a tapered section and a linear section includes the steps of: forming an etching stopper layer for stopping dry etching of a silicon substrate, on a first surface of the silicon substrate; forming a mask layer on a... Agent:

20120007919 - Nozzle assembly having polymeric coating on moving and stationary portions of roof: A nozzle assembly for an inkjet printhead. The nozzle assembly includes: a nozzle chamber including a roof having a nozzle opening and a moving portion movable relative to a stationary portion of the roof. An actuator is configured to displace the moving portion relative to the stationary portion and cause... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20120007921 - Fluid ejection device with circulation pump: A fluid ejection assembly includes a fluid slot, a plurality of drop generators, and a fluid circulation pump to circulate fluid from the fluid slot through each drop generator individually and back into the fluid slot.... Agent:

20120007922 - Liquid ejecting head unit, manufacturing method for a liquid ejecting head unit, and liquid ejecting apparatus: A sub-carriage includes a housing unit that houses at least part of each of multiple recording heads, and a head passage opening and an upper opening serving as opening portions through which the housing unit passes. A flow channel anchoring member for anchoring a flow channel member is attached to... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120007923 - Printhead having controlled vapor bubble generators: A printhead is provided having vapor bubble generators which each have a chamber having a fluid ejection port and a heater, and circuitry configured to provide current pulses to the heater to generate vapor bubbles in fluid within the chamber. The pulses have a heating pulse of a first voltage... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20120007924 - Ink ejection nozzle with thermal actuator coil: A printhead for an inkjet printer is disclosed. The printhead has ink nozzles formed on a print face of the printhead. Each ink nozzle has an ink chamber with an ink ejection port and an ink inlet port. A paddle device is arranged inside each chamber. Each ink nozzle further... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20120007925 - Liquid ejection head: A liquid ejection head includes a common liquid chamber for storing liquid, a plurality of flow paths that communicate individually with the common liquid chamber and through which liquid from the common liquid chamber flows, a plurality of ejection orifices that communicate individually with the plurality of flow paths and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120007926 - Liquid discharge head and method of producing liquid discharge head: A liquid discharge head includes an element substrate including an energy generating element; a supporting member adhesively supporting the element substrate; a sheet member adhesively bonded to the supporting member to adjoin the inner surface of an opening accommodating the element substrate in the sheet member and an end section... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120007928 - Liquid ejecting head and liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting head comprising: a pressure generating chamber substrate having pressure generating chambers; and a piezoelectric element including first conductive layer, piezoelectric layer, and a second conductive layer provided above the pressure generating chamber substrate, wherein the piezoelectric element includes overlapped areas where the pressure generating chamber and the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120007929 - Liquid ejecting head and liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting head comprising: a pressure chamber substrate where pressure chambers that communicates with nozzle holes are provided, and a piezoelectric element including a first conductive layer, a piezoelectric material layer, and a second conductive layer, wherein the piezoelectric element has an overlap area that overlaps the pressure chamber,... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120007927 - Piezoelectric element, piezoelectric actuator, liquid ejecting head and liquid ejecting apparatus: A piezoelectric element includes a first electrode, a first piezoelectric layer which is formed at an upper side of the first electrode and at lateral sides to the first electrode, a porous layer which is formed so as to cover side surfaces of the first piezoelectric layer, and a second... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120007930 - Digital ink-jet glass printer: A method and system for printing on glass boards is provided. The method may include jetting, from an inkjet printing system onto a glass board, a glass-based ink having solid glass particles to form a printed glass board; heating the glass board prior to jetting the glass-based ink; heating the... Agent:

20120007931 - Ink-jet transfer system for dark textile substrates: An ink-jet transfer system is disclosed, as well as a transfer printed product which is highly wash-resistant, colour-fast and environment-friendly, and a process for producing the same and its use in a printing process by means of the disclosed ink-jet transfer system. The disclosed ink-jet transfer system has a substrate,... Agent: Arkwright Advanced Coating, Inc.

20120007932 - Drive control method for a media processing device, and a media processing system: A drive control method for a media processing device prevents increasing the media production time even when a printhead cleaning process is performed before the printing process. When a media production command is input, the preprocessing time required until the printing process starts is calculated based on the media production... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120007933 - Optical device, control method for the same, and image forming apparatus: An optical device includes: a light source including a plurality of light emitting spots that output laser beams, respectively; a separating unit that separates each of the laser beams output from the plurality of light emitting spots into a monitor beam and a scanning beam; a light-quantity measuring unit that... Agent:

20120007934 - Method of heating thermal print unit of dye sublimation printer: While a dye sublimation printer prints data on a sheet, a thermal print unit is heated with a plurality of discrete heat times and a plurality of discrete cooling times. Therefore, under the condition that the thermal print unit accurately prints a target color level, degradation of printing performance caused... Agent:

20120007935 - Printing apparatus: A printing apparatus includes a pulse motor which operates to carry a recording medium, a thermal head to print on the recording medium, a pulse motor control unit which controls the pulse motor so that the pulse motor is operated at a carrying velocity based on a print ratio of... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

20120007936 - Thermal printer, thermal printer control method, and printing system: A thermal printer 1 and control method for controlling print speed to prevent variation in printing pitch due to frequent slight changes in the print speed following a significant change in print speed. The print speed, which is the speed at which the print medium i.e., paper is conveyed when... Agent:

01/05/2012 > 33 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20120001966 - Determining whether a flow path is ready for ejecting a drop: A method of determining whether a flow path is ready for ejection includes supplying liquid to the flow path, which includes a pumping chamber and a nozzle, after supplying fluid to the flow path, applying energy to an actuator adjacent to the pumping chamber, measuring an electrical characteristic of the... Agent:

20120001967 - Method and apparatus for printing using a facetted drum: The disclosure generally relates to a method and apparatus for printing from a rotating source. In an exemplary embodiment, the disclosure relates to a facetted drum for simultaneously printing multiple pixels. The facetted drum includes a support structure and a plurality of printheads affixed to the support structure, each printhead... Agent: Kateeva, Inc.

20120001968 - Ink jet printer and air purging control method therefor: An ink jet printer which uses a common air pump to configure an air path system to supply purge air generated by the air pump to an ink tank and then supply the purge air discharged from the ink tank to a print head or an air path system to... Agent: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.

20120001969 - Print job data processing for multi-head printers: Techniques are disclosed for performing processing, such as striping, staggering, and stitching, on print data prior to printing by a multi-head printer. Subsets of the print data may be stored in multiple stages of buffers and processed in parallel to increase processing efficiency. Print data representing digital photographs may be... Agent: Zink Imaging, Inc.

20120001970 - Droplet ejection device and droplet ejection method: A droplet ejection device in which cavitation is prevented and droplets are favorably ejected includes a nozzle, a liquid chamber communicating with the nozzle and arranged to house a material solution supplied through a liquid supply channel, a piezoelectric vibrator provided to the chamber, and a control mechanism arranged to... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20120001971 - Inkjet recording apparatus and control method of the inkjet recording apparatus: An inkjet recording apparatus includes a heating unit configured to produce thermal energy for discharging ink, and two electrodes which electrically connect with each other through the ink. Voltage is applied between the two electrodes, and a current value flowing through the ink is measured. Whether the ink is discharged... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120001972 - Printing apparatus and printing position adjusting method thereof: A printing apparatus prints by discharging inks from respective nozzle arrays, the printhead having a plurality of nozzle arrays including at least a first nozzle array, a second nozzle array, and a third nozzle array, and the first nozzle array and the second nozzle array being arrayed to be shifted... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120001973 - Printing device and printing method: A printer includes a moving section that moves an upstream background color nozzles and an upstream color nozzles in either an outward direction or a returning direction from among intersecting directions that intersect the transporting direction, and moves a downstream background color nozzles and a downstream color nozzles in either... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120001974 - Printing device and printing method: A printing device characterized by comprising a speed-acquiring section that acquires a creation speed when operational data is to be created by data conversion section on the basis of print data, wherein in a case where the creation speed acquired by the speed-acquiring section is lower than a prescribed speed,... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120001975 - Efficient data scanning for print mode switching: A method for printing images on an inkjet printer having grayscale print and color print modes, comprising performing an inspection process to inspect lines of image data in an inspection region downstream from a current swath of image data to determine a print mode for a future swath of image... Agent:

20120001976 - Image forming apparatus and method for maintaining head: An image forming apparatus includes an endless belt having holes facing a head and to transfer a recording medium in a transferring direction perpendicular to an array direction of nozzles in the head, a driving unit to drive the endless belt, a driving speed control unit to control a driving... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120001978 - Printer with uniform illumination for media identification: An inkjet printer includes (a) a media support defining a surface; (b) an inkjet printhead oriented to eject ink toward a print region proximate the defined surface; (c) a carriage that is movable along a carriage scan direction; (d) a monitor for tracking the position of the carriage; (e) a... Agent:

20120001977 - Providing uniform illumination to a moving sensor: A method for providing uniform or substantially uniform illumination to a field of view of a light sensing device that is moving with respect to a light source, the method comprises the steps of (a) providing an inkjet printhead to eject ink for printing; (b) providing a monitor to track... Agent:

20120001980 - Ink jet ink, ink jet recording method, and ink cartridge: An ink jet ink containing a pigment and a polyurethane polymer, wherein the polyurethane polymer has units derived from a polyol having no acid group and having the carbon number of 13 or more and 250 or less, a diol having an acid group and having the carbon number of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120001979 - Method of non-aqueous inkjet composite printing and ink set:

20120001981 - Variable printing medium having high glossiness, and recording method: A printing medium including at least base paper and a coating layer, wherein the coating layer is directly formed on the base paper by a cast coating method using a coating liquid, which contains kaolin and amorphous silica and contains the amorphous silica in an amount of 3% by mass... Agent:

20120001982 - Mitigation of fluid leaks: A fluid ejector head includes a die with a plurality of fluid ejector units, each fluid ejector unit comprising a pumping actuator having a drive electrode, and a manifold that contacts the first side of the die to define a module volume in fluidic communication with a drainage volume. The... Agent:

20120001983 - Inkjet apparatus: An inkjet apparatus having a liquid container configured to contain liquid, a conduit configured to discharge gas in a first space where an inkjet head is placed into the liquid contained in the liquid container, and a pump configured to discharge the gas from a second space over the surface... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120001984 - Inkjet recording apparatus: An inkjet recording apparatus includes a record head having an ejection surface and a conveyance mechanism having a conveyance surface which passes through a position facing the ejection surface. The inkjet recording apparatus further includes: a capping mechanism which has a annular component provided around the record head to circumscribe... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120001985 - Mist collecting apparatus, liquid ejecting apparatus, and method of controlling mist collecting apparatus: A mist collecting apparatus which sucks and collects mist that is generated due to ejection of a liquid includes: an exhaust duct from which a suction unit for sucking outside air extends downward; and a liquid absorbing member which is mounted to the suction unit so that a lower end... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120001986 - Nozzle plate and method for manufacturing the nozzle plate, and inkjet printer head with the nozzle plate: The present invention provides a nozzle plate, the nozzle plate including: a first silicon substrate; and a second silicon substrate which has a crystal orientation different from that of the first silicon substrate and is bonded to the first silicon substrate, wherein the first silicon substrate includes a first through... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20120001988 - Ink supply device for inkjet recording apparatus: [Solution] In an ink supply device for an inkjet recording apparatus including a back pressure tank 21, a distribution tank 12, a plurality of ink opening/closing electromagnetic valves 13, and a plurality of recording heads 14, and in which the distribution tank 12 is connected to the back pressure tank... Agent:

20120001989 - Inkjet printer with float valve pressure regulator: An inkjet printer includes: an ink reservoir; a printhead having an ink inlet and an ink outlet; an upstream ink conduit connected to the ink inlet; a downstream ink conduit connected to the ink outlet; and a pressure-regulating chamber. The pressure-regulating chamber includes: an inlet port connected to the ink... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20120001987 - Pressure purging device for inkjet recording apparatus:

20120001990 - Ink supply container: An ink supply container includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is configured to hold a first volume of ink and is configured to be releasably connectable to a printhead. The second portion is configured to hold a second volume of ink and is in communication... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

20120001991 - Ultraviolet irradiation unit: An ultraviolet irradiation unit (100) is provided with an ultraviolet irradiation device (50) and an ink mist sucking and removing device (60). The ink mist sucking and removing device (60) includes a blower fan (62), an air filter (63) and a device cover (61) for forming an air flow passage... Agent: Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd.

20120001992 - Image recording apparatus: An image recording apparatus including: (a) a first conveyor configured to convey a recording medium along a first conveyance path; (b) a first recording head; (c) a second conveyor configured to convey the recording medium along a second conveyance path; (d) a second recording head; (e) a third conveyor configured... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120001993 - Image forming device: An image forming device, including: a housing having an opening; an opening and closing member rotatably supported by the housing between an opened state and a closed state, a pair of shaft parts respectively provided at lower portions of side walls of the opening and closing member; space formed under... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120001995 - Exposure device capable of stabilizing density of image formed by multiple exposure and image forming apparatus equipped with the exposure device: An exposure device configured to perform exposure using a plurality of light beams and capable of stabilizing image density without increasing circuit size. The exposure device has a first light source for emitting a first light beam and a second light source for emitting a second light beam. The exposure... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120001994 - Image forming apparatus and method of the same: According to one embodiment, if it is designated by operation of a control panel that a printed halftone image for test is defective, a number of revolutions of a polygon mirror is finely adjusted by a predetermined rate and a frequency of a serial data signal is finely adjusted by... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120001996 - Driving device, print head and image forming device: A driving device that drives a light emitting thyristor array includes: a first driving circuit operated by a second power source; a scanning circuit including plural stages of scanning thyristors and sequentially scanning the plural stages of light emitting thyristors, a second driving circuit operated by a second power source,... Agent: Oki Data Corporation

20120001998 - Image forming apparatus and control method of image forming apparatus: There is provided with an image forming apparatus, which includes: a laser output unit that outputs laser light; a rotary polygon mirror that reflects the laser light output from the laser output unit; a photoconductor where the laser light reflected from the rotary polygon mirror is incident to scan; and... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120001997 - Image forming apparatus and method of the same: According to one embodiment, the control section forms a latent image pattern for detecting malfunction, on each photoconductive drum. The control section determines malfunction of each laser unit based on the detection result of each surface potential sensor with respect to the formed latent image pattern.... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

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