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Incremental printing of symbolic information May archived by USPTO category 05/12

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05/31/2012 > 36 patent applications in 27 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20120133691 - Ink jet printing apparatus, ink jet printing method, and data generating apparatus: An ink jet printing apparatus, an ink jet printing method, and a data generating apparatus are provided in which an image performance such as an abrasion resistance can be improved and a printing head can have a longer life by ejecting processing liquid at an appropriate time. The processing liquid... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120133692 - Discharge energy recovery device and image forming apparatus using same: A discharge energy recovery device to recover discharge energy discharged from a piezoelectric element when the piezoelectric element is driven includes a drive voltage generator to generate a voltage to drive the piezoelectric element; a discharge voltage monitoring unit to monitor a discharge voltage discharged from the piezoelectric element when... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120133693 - Discharge energy recovery device and image forming apparatus using same: A discharge energy recovery device to recover discharge energy discharged from a piezoelectric element when the piezoelectric element is driven includes a drive voltage generator to generate a voltage to drive the piezoelectric element; a discharge voltage monitoring unit to monitor a voltage discharged from the piezoelectric element when the... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120133695 - Inkjet recording apparatus: An inkjet recording apparatus is adapted to form an image on a printing medium 10, and recognize an image forming region as a region of pixels having drop amounts unequal to zero in the image. A drop amount increase/decrease controller 342 executes an increase/decrease process of drop amount at a... Agent: Riso Kagaku Corporation

20120133696 - Inkjet recording apparatus and density adjustment method thereof: An adjustment drop number setting section 335 sets a number of adjustment drops with which a change in print density in an image occurs remarkably when an ink drop amount of one ink drop is changed for each kind of a print medium (print sheet) input from an operation panel... Agent: Riso Kagaku Corporation

20120133694 - Liquid discharge apparatus and liquid discharge method: A liquid discharge apparatus includes: movable head having a nozzle line with nozzles arranged in a predetermined direction; and a control unit that performs a first liquid discharge process and a second liquid discharge process, which sequentially form dots on a medium by intermittently discharging liquid from the nozzles while... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120133697 - Recording apparatus and method for recording image: A recording apparatus is provided, including a recording head, a transport mechanism which has an adjusting mechanism configured to adjust a spacing distance between recording media upstream from the recording head, a discharge control unit configured to control the recording head so that a liquid is discharged when discharge ports... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120133698 - Image recording apparatus and image recording method: An image recording apparatus includes: a transport unit that transports, along a transport path, a medium having a recording base material whose one surface is a recording layer for an image and whose other surface is an adhesive layer and a separating base material that covers the adhesive layer; a... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120133699 - System and method for protecting a printer from an over-temperature condition in a printhead: A method responds to an over-temperature condition in a printhead. The method includes generating a first electrical signal corresponding to a temperature in a printhead, monitoring the first electrical signal with a first electronic circuit to terminate delivery of electrical power to a printhead in response to detection of a... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120133700 - Liquid-discharging device, inspection method of liquid-discharging device, and program: A first discharge inspection part is configured to inspect and judge a first target nozzle regarding whether or not the first target nozzle discharges the liquid, and is configured to again inspect the first target nozzle if noise is detected. A second discharge inspection part is configured to inspect and... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120133701 - Position detecting device, liquid ejecting apparatus and method of detecting smear of scale: A position detecting device for detecting a position of an object, includes a light emitting portion that emits light, a light receiving portion that receives the light from the light emitting portion, and a scale that is arranged between the light emitting portion and the light receiving portion, and includes... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120133702 - Ink jet recording method and liquid dispersant: An ink jet recording method including attaching a liquid dispersant in which an amphoteric polymer containing a core portion having a cation group and a shell portion having an anion group that covers the core portion is dispersed in a dispersing medium to a recording medium and discharging and attaching... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120133703 - Ink jet recording method and liquid dispersant: An ink jet recording method including attaching a liquid dispersant in which an amphoteric polymer containing a core portion having an anion group and a shell portion having a cation group that covers the core portion is dispersed in a dispersing medium to a recording medium and discharging and attaching... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120133704 - Multiple monochromatic print cartridge printing system: A colour ink printing system includes a plurality of print head cartridges, each extending across and spaced apart along a direction of print media propagation; a print head chassis for supporting the plurality of print head cartridges, the print head chassis actuable between a printing position, a transition position, and... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20120133706 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus including a recording head having a nozzle surface on which multiple nozzles to eject droplets are arranged in a line; a suction device; and a cap to cover the nozzle surface of the recording head. The cap includes a suction hole to connect a space formed... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd

20120133707 - Image forming apparatus: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus including a recording head; a cap member capping the nozzle surface of the recording head and including a release port and a suction port; a suction unit in communication with the suction port; a switch unit opening and closing the release port to the... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120133705 - Liquid jetting head, liquid jetting recording device, and method for refilling liquid jetting head with liquid: Provided are a liquid jet head and a liquid jet recording apparatus which are capable of improving ability to collect excess liquid to prevent contamination with excess liquid and which are capable of stabilizing jetting of liquid after the liquid is filled. A liquid jet head includes a nozzle guard... Agent:

20120133708 - Printer with reduced vortex oscillation in print gap: An inkjet printer that has a printhead with a nozzle array for ejecting droplets of ink onto a media substrate, a media feed assembly for feeding media passed the printhead in a media feed direction such that the nozzle array and the media substrate are separated by a print gap... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20120133709 - Manufacturing method of inkjet head and inkjet head: According to one embodiment, when an electrode protection film of an inorganic material, which is apt to form a pin hole by influence of roughness of a ground, is used, an electrode as a smoothed electrode is formed on the ground of the electrode protection film by a plating method,... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

20120133710 - Heater chips with silicon die bonded on silicon substrate, including offset wire bonding: A heater chip has a substrate and at least one die, made of silicon, and a bond non-adhesively attaching them. The substrate, thick enough to resist bowing, has ink supply vias from back to front surfaces. The die has ink flow vias from back to front surfaces and circuitry including... Agent:

20120133711 - Method for manufacturing liquid-jetting head and liquid-jetting head: A method for manufacturing a liquid-jetting head includes: providing a flow passage unit in which a plurality of jetting ports and a plurality of individual liquid flow passages are formed; providing a plurality of actuator units which are arranged to be adjacent to each other on a surface of the... Agent:

20120133712 - Inkjet head and method of manufacturing the inkjet head: An inkjet head includes an actuator row fixed to a substrate. Plural concave grooves formed in the actuator row at intervals along a row direction serve as pressure chambers. The inkjet head ejects ink in the pressure chambers from nozzles facing the pressure chambers. The actuator row includes a piezoelectric... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

20120133713 - Ink tank with flexible wall: A tank for holding ink for an inkjet printhead, the tank includes a housing including a back wall and a side wall extending from the back wall, the side wall including an edge; a plate including a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface; a spring disposed... Agent:

20120133714 - Check valve unit for solid ink reservoir system: A check valve unit is provided for a high-speed phase change ink image producing machine between a reservoir for receiving and holding a volume of melted ink from a source and a receiving unit, which may be a printhead system. The check valve unit includes a plurality of ball elements... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120133715 - Inkjet recording apparatus and inkjet recording method using the same: The present invention is directed to an inkjet recording apparatus 100 capable of performing recording continuously on both surfaces of a web, including a plurality of recording heads disposed on a substrate, driers for drying the web recorded by the recording heads, and guide rollers for guiding the web, in... Agent:

20120133716 - Ultraviolet irradiation device and printing device: An ultraviolet irradiation device 3 is comprised of an attachment 15 supported to a printing device and an LED unit 20 which is attachable/detachable to/from the attachment 15 by a sliding operation. The LED unit 20 includes an ultraviolet light emitting diode and is configured such that the unit 20... Agent:

20120133717 - Transferred medium: A transferred medium is provided. In one exemplary embodiment a transferred medium includes a projection part projected in a transferring direction of the transferred medium from a front end part of the medium such that the projection part traverses the front end part of the medium. The thickness of a... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120133718 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus, including: a conveyor to convey a recording medium in a conveyance direction; first and second applicators to respectively apply first and second liquids to the recording medium, the second applicator being disposed downstream of the first applicator. One of the first and second liquids causes coagulation... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120133719 - Printing apparatus: A printing apparatus includes: a upstream roller pair arranged on the upstream side of a printing head with respect to a direction in which a sheet is conveyed; and a downstream roller pair arranged on the downstream side of the printing head with respect to the direction, wherein each of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120133720 - Bar code printing device and bar code printing method: A bar code printing device that prints print data including a bar code that has bars arranged in parallel in a main scan direction and spaces therebetween includes: a decoder that detects a point of change from a bar to a space based on bar code position information that indicates... Agent: Oki Data Corporation

20120133721 - Printing method and printer: A printing method includes preprocessing a substrate by irradiating the substrate in a heated state with an activation light beam, and printing, after the preprocessing, a predetermined pattern on the substrate by ejecting a droplet to the substrate.... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120133722 - Thermal print head device and thermal printer: A thermal print head device includes a thermal print head placed to face a platen roller, a head holding member configured to hold the thermal print head, the head holding member extending in a tangential direction of the platen roller and being supported to be swingable about a portion away... Agent:

20120133723 - Thermal head and thermal printer: A thermal head enables printing even after printing for a long time to a print medium with low paper quality. A thermal head 20 to which a print medium P is pressed by a platen roller 10 has a heat unit 21 with a plurality of heat elements 21a arrayed... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120133724 - Thermal print head: A thermal print head includes a substrate, a resistor layer supported on the substrate and provided with a plurality of heating portions arranged along a primary scanning direction, an electrode layer provided with a plurality of individual electrodes arranged along the primary scanning direction, a drive IC configured to selectively... Agent: Rohm Co., Ltd.

20120133725 - Tape drive and printing apparatus: A tape drive for use in for example a transfer printing apparatus to drive a printer ribbon. The printer ribbon is mounted on two spools each of which is driven by a respective stepper motor. A controller controls the energization of the motor such that the ribbon is transported in... Agent:

20120133726 - Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus: An optical scanning device includes a light source that emits a laser beam, a deflector that deflects the emitted laser beam, a scanning lens that causes the deflected laser beam to scan a surface of a photosensitive body at a uniform velocity, a reflector having a reflective surface that reflects... Agent: Kyocera Mita Corporation

  
05/24/2012 > 35 patent applications in 21 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20120127222 - Inkjet printer maintenance system: Disclosed is an inkjet printer maintenance system that includes a processing unit adapted for running a print application corresponding to an image to be printed in response to a print input. The processing unit is further adapted to run a print driver that is capable of receiving a pixel data... Agent:

20120127223 - Ink jet printing apparatus and method of manufacturing printed goods using ink jet printing apparatus: An ink jet printing apparatus includes a printing unit having a printing head that discharges an ink onto a surface of a material to be subjected to printing being transported by a transport device to thereby print a predetermined pattern, and an ink fixing unit that solidifies and fixes the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120127224 - Image registration on edible substrates: A method of making edible substrates that have an image registered on them in a consistent manner. The method comprises the steps of providing an edible substrate sheet, and an image source, wherein the image source has at least one image. Further, a trigger pulse signal is provided, which relays... Agent:

20120127225 - Liquid ejection apparatus and control method thereof: A drive signal generating circuit of the liquid ejection apparatus may output a second drive signal including a first unit signal including a set of two ejection drive pulses, and a fine vibration drive pulse, and a second unit signal including a set of two ejection drive pulses; and at... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120127226 - Method of printing with anti-curl solution: A method of printing with an inkjet printer, the method includes a) providing a printhead including at least first drop ejector array and a second drop ejector array; b) providing a carriage for moving the printhead along a printing region of the inkjet printer; c) providing an ink supply that... Agent:

20120127228 - Ejecting anti-curl solution in carriage printers: An inkjet printer includes a printhead including at least a first drop ejector array and a second drop ejector array: a printing region; a carriage for moving the printhead in a carriage scan direction along the printing region; an ink supply that is fluidically connected to the first drop ejector... Agent:

20120127227 - Image recording apparatus and method of controlling image recording apparatus: An image recording apparatus records an image on a record medium according to job information from an upper device, calculates an amount of movement in a direction substantially orthogonal to a conveyance direction of the record medium based on a reference position, issues an instruction to perform perforation processing based... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20120127229 - Recording apparatus and recording method in recording apparatus: In a feeding course, a first design side end position Xsn of a paper is calculated. A first side end position of the paper is detected by a paper width detector, and the detected position is set to a first side end position Xd1. When the paper is fed from... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120127231 - Image recording apparatus: An image recording apparatus includes: a sheet conveying unit; an ink ejection head having a nozzle and an ink ejection surface; a pretreatment liquid ejection head; a purge unit; a wiping unit having a wiper; a paper jam detection unit detecting a position when the recording sheet is jammed; and... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120127232 - Printing device: A printing device includes a casing having an opening, a carriage provided to be capable of moving within the casing, a heat-generating part provided inside the casing so as to be positioned deeper in from the opening than the carriage, and a detecting part for detecting the temperature of the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120127230 - Separation of drive pulses for fluid ejector: A method for causing fluid to be ejected from a fluid chamber of a jet in a printhead. An actuator is actuated with a first energy imparting pulse to push fluid away from the actuator and toward a nozzle. Following a lapse of a first interval, the actuator is actuated... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120127234 - Aqueous ink: The present invention relates to an aqueous ink having a surface tension of 34 mN/m or less including a self-dispersion pigment and water. In the aqueous ink, the self-dispersion pigment has a plurality of pKa values that are 8.0 or less. Assuming that the lowest pKa value among the plurality... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120127236 - Carbon nanotube ink composition: A carbon nanotube ink composition that exhibits excellent storage stability and superior printability during printing using a printing device. The carbon nanotube ink composition includes at least carbon nanotubes, a solvent, and an acetylene glycol compound represented by general formula (1) shown below. In general formula (1), m represents an... Agent: Nec Corporation

20120127233 - Ink jet ink, ink cartridge, and ink jet recording method: An ink jet ink contains a resin A, a resin B, and a pigment, in which the pigment is a halogenated metal phthalocyanine pigment being dispersed by the resin B, the resin A is a random copolymer having a carboxy group, the resin B is a block copolymer having a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120127235 - Method of preparing dispersions: A process for preparing dispersions of particles, especially aqueous dispersions is described. The process relates to a dispersion process where a polar solvent is added during the dispersion process such that the hydrogen bonding solubility parameter component, δh, of the initial dispersion mixture increases at least 1.5 units. When the... Agent: E.i. Dupont De Nemours And Company

20120127237 - Recording apparatus: A recording apparatus includes a first nozzle for ejecting a first type of liquid for base coating onto a recording target medium and a second nozzle for ejecting a second type of liquid onto a base formed as a result of the base coating. A distance between the first nozzle... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120127238 - Inkjet ejector arrays aligned to a curved image receiving surface with ink recirculation: A printhead assembly includes a plurality of inkjet ejector arrays having corresponding ink receptacles. Each inkjet array is formed from a plurality of inkjet stack layers that are bonded to a single aperture layer, and the inkjet arrays are positioned with a predetermined alignment about a curved image receiving surface.... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120127239 - Circuit substrate: A circuit substrate includes a first terminal connected to a storage device, a second terminal to which voltage higher than voltage which is applied to the first terminal is applied, and a third terminal. The third terminal is disposed adjacent to the first terminal and the second terminal and connected... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120127240 - Solvent-based ink composition with ketone solvent and surface-modified pigment: c

20120127243 - Fluid ejection device and fluid stirring method for the same, and fluid storage device and fluid stirring method for the same: A fluid storage device for storing a fluid, and a fluid ejection head for ejecting the fluid fed from the fluid storage device are provided. The fluid storage device is provided with a storage tank, and a spherical body formed of a magnetic material and provided inside the storage tank.... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120127242 - Liquid feed valve unit and liquid ejection device: A liquid feed valve unit is configured to switch between a releasing mode for forcibly opening a valve and a blocking mode for closing the valve, and the valve can therefore be opened and closed in a short time as needed. Since the releasing mode is implemented by pushing the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120127244 - Method of supplying fluid to a fluid ejection head, fluid supply mechanism, and fluid ejection device: A drop in the throughput of continuous printing operations caused by refilling a subtank with ink is suppressed. The control unit of an inkjet printer 1 fills subtanks 11a-11d with ink whenever ink consumption exceeds a reference volume q during continuous printing. Ink is suctioned by producing negative pressure in... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120127241 - Systems for priming fluid jetting devices: Disclosed is a system for priming a fluid jetting device. The system includes a fluid trench configured within a fluid jetting chip of the fluid jetting device and at least one first channel fluidly coupled to the fluid trench. The at least one first channel extends vertically between the fluid... Agent:

20120127246 - Ink cartridge structure: An improved ink cartridge structure comprises a cartridge body, and a first panel and a second panel disposed to two sides of the cartridge body to seal the cartridge body. An ink throttle layer is disposed in the cartridge body. A containing tank is formed at a side of the... Agent:

20120127247 - Liquid container and manufacturing method therefor: A liquid container detachably mountable to a mounting portion of an ink jet recording apparatus, the liquid container including a casing defining a liquid containing chamber, an electrical contact, a light emitter, a display portion for directing emitted light to an outside of the liquid container, and an information storing... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120127245 - Pivot cover structure for ink cartridge: A pivot cover can incorporate with an ink cartridge to close an ink refill opening of the ink cartridge. The pivot cover has a cover body having a leaning portion, and a push member is extended from an end of the cover body while a fastening member is extended from... Agent:

20120127248 - Inkjet recording method: An inkjet recording method using a clear ink composition includes processes of applying the clear ink composition and of heating the applied clear ink composition, wherein the clear ink composition contains an amino group-containing resin, water, a sparingly water soluble alkanediol, and a wetting agent which is solid at 20°... Agent: Seiko Epson Coporation

20120127249 - Recording method, light curable type ink set, and recording apparatus: Provided is a recording method using a light-curable-type ink set including a light-curable-type color-ink composition containing a polymerizable compound, a photopolymerization initiator, and a coloring material and a light-curable-type clear-ink composition containing a polymerizable compound and a photopolymerization initiator, wherein the light-curable-type color-ink composition contains (1) an acylphosphine oxide-based photopolymerization... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120127250 - Transfer ink jet recording method: Provided is a transfer ink jet recording method, which provides satisfactory transferability and satisfactory wet scratch resistance of a final image even at high printing duty. The transfer ink jet recording method includes using an aggregation liquid, in which the aggregation liquid includes a polymer compound including one of a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120127251 - Transfer type inkjet recording method: A transfer type inkjet recording method uses an aggregation liquid, in which the aggregation liquid contains a polyurethane resin having an amino group and the polyurethane resin has a number average molecular weight of 10,000 or more and 1,000,000 or lower and an amine value of 0.5 mmol/g or more... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120127252 - Polygon mirror assembly, light scanning unit employing polygon mirror assembly, and image forming apparatus: A polygon mirror assembly, a light scanning unit employing the polygon mirror assembly, and an image forming apparatus. The polygon mirror assembly includes a polygon mirror formed of a plastic material and having a plurality of reflection surfaces; and a motor unit to support and rotate the polygon mirror, where... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120127253 - Apparatus, method and computer program product for drawing image on thermal medium: An apparatus for drawing an image on a thermal medium includes an overlapped part removing unit configured to detect an overlapped part between strokes or stroke groups forming a character to be drawn to remove the detected overlapped part, a dissipation liability information attaching unit configured to attach dissipation liability... Agent:

20120127254 - Thermal print head and method of manufacturing the same: A thermal print head includes a substrate, a glaze layer formed on the substrate and provided with a heating resistor support portion extending in a primary scanning direction and having an arc-like cross-sectional shape when seen in a direction perpendicular to the primary scanning direction, an electrode layer including a... Agent: Rohm Co., Ltd.

20120127255 - Imaging apparatus with moveable media guide: An imaging apparatus including a media supply, a transport path, a supply path for transporting sheets of photothermographic imaging media from the media supply to the transport path, a drive roller driving sheets of imaging media along the supply path, and a media guide moveable from a normally closed position... Agent:

20120127256 - Light scanning unit and electrophotographic image forming apparatus using the same: A light scanning unit and an electrophotographic image forming apparatus employing the same. The light scanning unit includes an imaging optical system including, when a path of one of the light beams directed to one of the surfaces disposed relatively far from the deflector is referred to as a first... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

  
05/17/2012 > 47 patent applications in 27 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20120120132 - 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.

20120120133 - User adaptable ink status conveyance system: An ink status conveyance system comprises a maximum monitored ink level sensor operable with respect to an ink source for holding a supply of ink and delivering the ink to a printhead. The ink level sensor is configured to detect when an available amount of ink in the ink source... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120120135 - Print head, printing device, and printing method: To provide a technique for largely preventing conspicuous banding from appearing in printed images, a print head is provided with three nozzle rows in which a plurality of nozzles are arrayed in a sub-scanning direction, the nozzle rows being spaced apart in a main scanning direction. In two nozzle rows... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120120134 - Printing system with selective heater activation to enable ink flow to a printhead in the printing system: A method for operating a printer having multiple printheads includes activating a heater that is operatively connected to a printhead that ejects ink having a single color in response to receiving a print job. The printer detects the presence of colors other than the single color in image data received... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120120136 - Capacitive load driving circuit, liquid ejecting apparatus, and medical apparatus: A modulated signal is generated by performing pulse modulation of a drive waveform signal that is a reference for a drive signal to be applied to a capacitive load, and the drive signal is generated by performing power amplification of the acquired modulated signal and then smoothing the power-amplified modulated... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120120138 - Crosstalk reduction in piezo printhead: Crosstalk in a piezo printhead is reduced by selecting an actuation signal for a nozzle, determining a time delay and a pulse width extension based on adjacent actuation signals of adjacent nozzles, and applying the time delay and pulse width extension to the actuation signal.... Agent:

20120120137 - Liquid jet apparatus and printing apparatus: A liquid jet apparatus according to the present invention includes a drive circuit adapted to apply a drive signal to an actuator of a liquid jet head, and a power supply voltage control circuit adapted to control a power supply voltage to the drive signal to be a waveform voltage... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120120139 - Recording apparatus and recording method of recording apparatus: When ink is depleted, slow printing is performed, and the print data of one nozzle row is created. If ink is depleted in a first ink cartridge, the print data is set to the nozzle row D, and ink is ejected from the nozzle row D connected to the second... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120120140 - Liquid ejecting apparatus and maintenance method: A movable member configured to move when a liquid ejecting apparatus is inclined from a posture to be taken when ejecting liquid upon receipt of an action of the gravitational force and a memory unit configured to store the fact that the movable member is moved in response to abutment... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120120141 - Ink discharge apparatus and method of controlling the same: In an embodiment of the apparatus, a transparent inkjet head includes a first plurality of nozzles, and a color inkjet head includes a second plurality of nozzles. A color value measurement unit is configured to measure color values of ink applied to a plurality of pixels based on signals applied... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120120142 - Inkjet printing system: An inkjet printing system (10) includes two inkjet fluid ejectors (14, 15) fluidically coupled to a respective reservoir (16, 17), one of which contains a colorant inkjet ink composition (18), and the other of which contains a latex coating composition (20). One of the fluid ejectors (14, 15) is configured... Agent:

20120120143 - Method and system to position a sensor: In one embodiment, a media is advanced in the process direction to cause a plurality of fiducials to successively appear within a sensor's focal width. Each fiducial includes a target and a background, with the target superimposed to the background. Each target has a substantially same target width, a substantially... Agent:

20120120144 - System and method for evaluating and correcting image quality in an image generating device: A system evaluates image quality in an image generating system. The system includes a test pattern generator configured to generate an image with an image generating system, an image capture device configured to generate a digital signal corresponding to the generated test pattern, an image evaluator configured to process the... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120120148 - Coloring matter consisting of trisazo compound, ink compositions, recording method, and colored body: Provided are a coloring matter for black ink which is highly soluble in water-based media, and ink compositions containing the same. A high-concentration aqueous solution and ink that contain the coloring matter are stable even when have been stored for a long period, and can produce printed images having extremely... Agent: Nippon Kayaku Kabushiki Kaisha

20120120146 - Encapsulated reactive ink and method for forming images using same: An ink including at least one first reactive component, at least one second component comprising a triggerable component, at least one third reactive component, and an optional colorant; wherein the at least one first reactive component and the at least one third reactive component are capable of reacting with one... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120120147 - Ink jet printer, ink jet recording method, and recorded matter:

20120120145 - Ink set and manufacturing process for phase change inks: Curable phase change inks contain an ink vehicle, a pigment and a dispersant. A base ink set is of colored phase change inks that utilize the same dispersant, and also desirably contain the same amount of the dispersant. This allows the different color curable phase change inks to be mixed... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120120149 - Inkjet recording material: An inkjet recording material which comprises an extruded mixture of thermoplastic polymers and non-chlorinated polyolefin materials. The mixture contains from 0.5 wt % to 30 wt % of non-chlorinated polyolefin materials based on the total weight of the polymers constituting the material.... Agent:

20120120150 - Liquid ejection device: A liquid ejection device includes: a support member configured and arranged to support a conveyed medium conveyed in a predetermined direction; a liquid ejection head having an ejection surface facing the support member with the ejection surface having a plurality of nozzles for ejecting a liquid onto the conveyed medium;... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120120151 - Inkjet head cleaning apparatus and method: According to an example embodiment, an inkjet head cleaning apparatus that removes ink residue from an inkjet head after a purging operation in a non-contact manner includes a cleaning blade and a drive unit. The cleaning blade is at a distance from a bottom of the inkjet head. The drive... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120120152 - Printing device, print head, and ink cartridge: There is provided a printing device for carrying out printing with ink supplied from L ink cartridges in which ink of the same hue is accommodated. The printing device includes a print head with a plurality of nozzle rows spaced apart in a main scanning direction, and includes a first... Agent:

20120120155 - Droplet ejection head and method for manufacturing the same: Provided are a method for manufacturing a droplet ejection head having a structure in which a substrate having an energy-generating element that imparts energy to a liquid to eject a liquid droplet from an ejection orifice and an orifice plate having the ejection orifice formed therein are laminated through a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120120156 - Inkjet printhead with ink leakage containment walls for nozzle groups: An inkjet printhead that has a substrate, a plurality of nozzle assemblies positioned on the substrate, each nozzle assembly having a nozzle opening from which ink is ejected and an actuator for receiving an activation pulse and, containment walls positioned on the substrate for separating the nozzles assemblies into a... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20120120153 - Nozzle plate and method of manufacturing the same: A nozzle plate including protruding nozzles and a method of manufacturing the nozzle plate. The nozzle plate may include a body unit and at least one nozzle protruding from the body unit. The at least one nozzle may include an exit part having a constant cross-sectional area and a damper... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120120154 - Recording apparatus: A liquid ejection apparatus has an ejection orifice ejecting a liquid; a liquid storage section storing the liquid; a conductive communication path forming member forming a communication path to supply the liquid from the liquid storage section to the ejection orifice; and an electrode provided inside the liquid storage section... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120120157 - Inkjet printhead and method employing central ink feed channel: An inkjet printhead (100) and a method (200) of supplying viscous ink employ a central ink feed channel (130). The inkjet printhead (100) includes a bridge beam (110) that supports an ejector element (106), a pair of lateral ink feed channels (120) adjacent to the bridge beam (110), and a... Agent:

20120120158 - Liquid discharge head: A liquid discharge head includes a plurality of nozzle arrays. A concave portion is formed on a back side of a head substrate, and all supply ports are formed in the bottom of the concave portion. The head substrate and a supporting member are bonded at the bottom of the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120120159 - Liquid ejecting head and liquid ejecting apparatus: A common electrode includes a plurality of individual sections arranged so as to correspond to pressure chambers that are divided by a plurality of slits, and a base section that joins one end of the individual sections. The individual sections on a base section side gradually widen in plain view.... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120120160 - Piezoelectric actuator having embedded electrodes: A piezoelectric actuator includes a thin film sheet, a first electrode, and a second electrode. The thin film sheet is to physically deform in response to an electric field induced within the thin film sheet. The first electrode is embedded within the thin film sheet. The second electrode is embedded... Agent:

20120120161 - Piezoelectric element, liquid ejecting head, and liquid ejecting apparatus: A piezoelectric element comprises a electrode and a piezoelectric layer made of a complex oxide having a perovskite structure containing at least bismuth, barium, iron, and titanium. A layered compound containing iron, barium, titanium and oxygen is formed between the piezoelectric layer and the electrode.... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120120162 - Piezoelectric element, liquid ejecting head, and liquid ejecting apparatus: A piezoelectric element comprises a piezoelectric layer and electrodes provided to the piezoelectric layer. The piezoelectric layer has a perovskite structure that includes Bi, Fe, Ba, Ti, and Co, and the mole ratio of Co to the total amount of Co and Fe is 0.02 or more and 0.07 or... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120120163 - Multiple resolution continuous ink jet system: A continuous ink jet printing system capable of printing at multiple predetermined print resolutions. The system comprises a drop generator having an array of nozzles for emitting a plurality of continuous streams of liquid for applying ink to media driven in a media advance direction having a source for pressurized... Agent:

20120120165 - Fluid container having fluid interface for micro-fluid applications: A consumable supply item for an imaging device holds an initial or refillable volume of ink. Users orient a housing to deplete the ink in a direction of gravity toward a bottom of the interior. The imaging device has a rotating latch. The latch mates with a top of the... Agent:

20120120164 - Fluid container having latching interface for micro-fluid applications: Users activate the latch to eject the supply item. The latch mates with a notch on the supply item. A first face of the notch angles to allow the latch to swing into and away from contact with the notch while a second face substantially parallels a side of the... Agent:

20120120166 - Liquid container: A liquid container comprises a liquid container pouch of flexible sheets and a liquid outlet between the pair of flexible sheets to permit extraction of a liquid in the pouch. The pouch includes a pair of side portions and a lower gusseted portion defining a basal gusset and including bilateral... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120120167 - Temperature monitoring system for a media preheater: A temperature monitoring system for a media heater of an imaging device comprises a temperature indicator overlying a surface of a media heater of an imaging device. The temperature indicator is configured to vary an optical property in response to changes in temperature at the surface of the media heater.... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120120169 - Contactless ink leveling method and appartus: A method of leveling ink that is printed on a substrate includes establishing a thermal gradient across a thickness of the substrate, the thermal gradient characterized in that it is less than a viscosity threshold temperature of the ink across most of the substrate.... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

20120120168 - Inkjet recording apparatus and image forming method: An inkjet recording apparatus and an image forming method in which ink curing defects caused by differences in the activation energy absorption characteristics due to differences in the inks are avoided, and a desirable curing process can be achieved.... Agent:

20120120170 - 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.

20120120173 - Disc driving apparatus: A disc driving apparatus includes a recording and reproducing unit for recording or reproducing an information signal for a disc-shaped recording medium having a printing surface and a print unit for performing printing to the printing surface of the disc-shaped recording medium. The print unit includes a print head which... Agent:

20120120171 - Image transfix apparatus using high frequency motion generators: A phase change ink imaging device includes a transfix apparatus configured to apply ultrasonic action to ink pixels deposited onto an image bearing surface to facilitate transfer and/or fixing of the ink pixels to print media.... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120120174 - Inkjet printing system: p

20120120172 - Printing apparatus arranged to lower, position and raise pressure elements in the printing apparatus: A printing apparatus has a path for transporting flat items in the x-direction, and allows insertion and removal of a box-shaped module along the y-direction. The box-shaped module has a pressure device that exerts pressure in the z-direction on the flat items to be transported. The x-direction, y-direction and z-direction... Agent:

20120120175 - Electronic stamper: A versatile and convenient electronic stamper that overcomes limitations of conventional systems including greater robustness in message transfer as well as disproportionate costs. A print solution includes a hand-held housing defining a print area aperture; and a printhead array including a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns of... Agent: Grifiti LLC

20120120177 - Electrophotographic-type image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus comprises a light source, a photosensitive member and a control unit. The light source turns on in response to a driving current supplied based on image data. An electrostatic latent image is formed on the photosensitive member by exposing the photosensitive member to a light beam... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120120176 - Light-emitting chip, light-emitting device, print head and image forming apparatus: A light-emitting chip includes: a substrate; plural light-emitting elements arrayed in line on the substrate, each of the light-emitting elements including a light-emitting region having a length in an array direction of the array different from a length in a direction orthogonal to the array direction; and a light-up current... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20120120178 - Laser printer with reduced banding artifacts: A laser scanning assembly generates a laser beam and scans the laser beam through a plurality of scan lines to form desired dots. Each scan line is positioned to overlap an adjacent scan line and each dot includes a plurality of segments. The scanning assembly scans the laser beam through... Agent:

  
05/10/2012 > 38 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20120113171 - Nail print apparatus and print controlling method: Disclosed is a nail print apparatus including: a photographing section which photographs a plurality of fingers and a nail section of each finger to obtain a finger image; a finger type detecting section which detects a type of each finger from the finger image; a first storage controlling section which... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

20120113172 - Immersed high surface area heater for a solid ink reservoir: A volumetric container for storing phase-change ink includes a housing that is comprised primarily of a thermally insulating material and a heater element positioned within the housing. The heater element is positioned in the container to melt solid ink quickly to enable printing operations.... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120113173 - Inkjet recording device and controller, control program and control method for inkjet recording device for gap reduction of ink droplets: Aspects of the disclosure relate to a controller, control program, and control method for an inkjet recording device, and an inkjet recording device capable of forming a high-quality image by making positional shift of a landing ink droplet inconspicuous through simple control. A high-quality image can be formed by controlling... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120113174 - Liquid jet head, liquid jet apparatus, and method of driving a liquid jet head: A liquid jet head (1) includes: a channel (CA) surrounded by wall members at least partially formed of a piezoelectric body (PM) that is subjected to polarization processing in one direction; a pair of electrodes (EL) sandwiching the piezoelectric body (PM), for applying an electric field in a direction substantially... Agent:

20120113175 - Driving apparatus of inkjet printer head and driving method thereof: Disclosed herein is a driving apparatus for an inkjet printer head including: a controller generating and outputting pulse control signals for driving an inkjet printer head; a level switching unit operated to be switched according to the pulse control signals to output a predetermined level of switching signals; a driver... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20120113177 - Inkjet printer: A inkjet printer including a plurality of heads installed in a staggered arrangement, and a relay board for receiving image data, a control signal conforming to each head, and a timing signal for determining timed intervals to emit ink particles from the control unit of the inkjet printer, and for... Agent: Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.

20120113176 - Method and system for reflex printing to compensate for registration errors in a continuous web inkjet printer: A method of operating a printer enables compensation parameters to be generated and stored in association with system conditions detected at the time of the compensation parameter generation. Upon detection of corresponding system conditions at a later time, the printer is able to use the previously generated and stored compensation... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120113178 - Printing apparatus, color conversion method, program, and recording medium: A printing apparatus, which performs the printing using a polish and a colorant includes a reduction region setting portion that sets a reduction region, which is a region where an amount of the polish is reduced, at a dark portion side of a color gamut of the printing apparatus in... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120113180 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a recording head, a conveyance belt, a reverse passage, and a charger. The belt is looped around at least two rollers to adhere a recording medium thereto by electrostatic force and convey the medium. The belt defines a normal conveyance area in which the medium... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120113179 - Recording apparatus: A recording apparatus includes: a support member in which a plurality of suction holes that apply suction to a recording medium are formed in a support surface that supports the recording medium; a transport device that transports the recording medium along the support surface; a recording head that prints onto... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120113181 - Resist ink printing device: There is provided a resist ink printing device according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention including: a transfer unit transferring a substrate on which lead-in wires for electrolytic gold plating are patterned into a main body; a controller formed on the main body to measure a warpage degree... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20120113182 - Printer with cooling for inkjet print heads, and method for this: In a printer for printing a recording material, a printer frame bears a printing unit with a plurality of print heads arranged substantially horizontal and transverse to a transport direction of the recording material. A distributor is provided for air and a coupling unit is arranged stationary in the printer... Agent:

20120113183 - Inkjet recording apparatus and inkjet recording method: When the width of a recording head is greater than the width of a recording medium having a maximum conveyable width, a recorded image corresponding to ejecting ports in the entire area of the recording head cannot be corrected. Multiple correction test patterns are recorded using ejecting ports in part... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120113184 - Method and system for detecting print head roll: A method of detecting print head roll begins with the formation of a test pattern on an image receiving surface. The test pattern includes a plurality of marks arrayed across the image receiving surface in a cross-process direction with each mark in the plurality being formed by a different nozzle... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120113186 - Coating device and ink jet recording apparatus: Provided are a coating device and an ink jet recording apparatus which are capable of stably coating process liquid in a good state. In a coating device that draws up process liquid reserved in a process liquid vessel by a drawing-up roller to supply the process liquid to a coating... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120113185 - Water-based ink for ink-jet recording, ink-jet recording method and ink-jet recording apparatus: A water-based ink for ink jet recording includes water; a water-soluble organic solvent; alcoholamine which is contained at 0.2% by weight to 0.75% by weight in the water-based ink for ink-jet recording; an anionic surfactant having a sulfate structure which is contained at 0.02% by weight to 0.2% by weight... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120113187 - Flushing apparatus for inkjet printer: A flushing apparatus includes a suction mechanism and an ink mist collecting mechanism. The suction mechanism is to suck ink mist. The ink mist collecting mechanism is to collect the ink mist by a suction force of the suction mechanism. The ink mist collecting mechanism includes an upper face part... Agent: Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd.

20120113188 - Image recording apparatus and controlling method of the image recording apparatus: An image recording apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention for recording an image on a recording medium by jetting ink obtains information of a jetting amount of the ink, obtains information of a flying distance of the ink in the jetting the ink, estimates an occurrence amount... Agent: Riso Kagaku Corporation

20120113190 - Device for positioning at least one print bar in a printing position in an inkjet printing apparatus: In a print bar system or method in which at least one print bar is positioned in a printing position, first and second drive and guidance units are provided for the print bar and which each have an adjustable guidance unit and a first coupling unit. The print bar has... Agent:

20120113189 - Liquid ejecting head, liquid ejecting head unit, liquid ejecting apparatus, and method of manufacturing liquid ejecting head:

20120113191 - Printhead integrated circuit with a solenoid piston: A printhead integrated circuit comprising a wafer substrate defining a nozzle outlet port; an electromagnetic piston mounted to the wafer substrate via torsion springs, said piston operatively forced towards the outlet port when activated; and a solenoid coil positioned on the wafer substrate about the piston to activate the piston... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20120113192 - Liquid ejection head and flexible wiring substrate used in liquid ejection head: A flexible wiring substrate that is used in a liquid ejection head having an element substrate provided with energy generating elements for generating energy for ejecting liquid includes: a bending portion; a base member including resin; electrical wiring lines formed on the base member and electrically connected to the element... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120113193 - Inkjet recording method, inkjet recording apparatus, and ink for inkjet recording: An inkjet recording method includes recording by ejecting liquid droplets of an ink onto a recording medium from an ejection head that ejects, by heat, the liquid droplets of the ink at an ejection amount with respect to one droplet of from 1 ng to 2 ng to thereby attach... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20120113194 - Liquid discharge head and recording device using same: The present invention provides a liquid discharge head less susceptible to crosstalk between displacement elements adjacent to each other, and a recording device using the liquid discharge head. The liquid discharge head includes a plate-shaped passage member providing a plurality of liquid pressurizing chambers of identical shape which open into... Agent: Kyocera Corporation

20120113195 - Aqueous ink for liquid jetting device and ink cartridge containing the same: To provide an aqueous ink for a liquid jetting device, containing: (A) a fluorosurfactant; and (B) N-alkyl-2-pyrrolidone, wherein an alkyl group contained in the (B) N-alkyl-2-pyrrolidone is a C4-10 alkyl group.... Agent:

20120113196 - Heat element configuration for a reservoir heater: A heater for use in a phase change ink printhead reservoir is provided that includes a first insulating layer having at least one ink supply path opening, and a second insulating layer having at least one ink supply path opening that aligns with the at least one ink supply path... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120113197 - Recording apparatus and liquid ejection head: A recording apparatus including an ink tank and a recording head having a flow path forming portion that has an ejection orifice plate having plural ink ejection orifices and a liquid chamber provided for each orifice to supply ink to the orifices, and an energy generating element for ejecting ink... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120113198 - Liquid ejection head and method of manufacturing the same: A liquid ejection head is provided which includes: an ejection element substrate having an energy generating element, an ejection orifice for ejecting a liquid, and a liquid supply port communicatively connected to the ejection orifice; and a support member supporting the ejection element substrate and having a liquid guide path... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120113202 - Contactless ink leveling method and appartus: A method of leveling ink that is printed on a substrate includes establishing a thermal gradient across a thickness of the substrate, the thermal gradient characterized in that it is less than a viscosity threshold temperature of the ink across most of the substrate.... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

20120113199 - Led roll to roll drum printer systems, structures and methods: An enhanced printing system comprises a drum structure, a print carriage for delivering LED curable ink there from, such as from one or more print heads, and one or more LED light sources for curing the delivered ink. Some embodiments may preferably further comprise one or more LED pining stations,... Agent:

20120113200 - Process for producing substrate and substrate processing method: The invention provides a process for producing a protective-layer-provided substrate in which a protective layer is formed on a substrate on the surface of which a plurality of structures have been arranged at intervals. The protective layer has a resin layer and a film for chucking. The process includes the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120113201 - Ultraviolet curable type ink-jet ink composition, recording method and recording apparatus usisng same: (in the formula, R1 is a hydrogen atom or methyl radical, R2 is a bivalent organic residue radical having a carbon number in a range of 2 to 20, and R3 is a hydrogen atom or a univalent organic residue radical having a carbon number in a range of 1... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120113203 - Transfer type inkjet recording method and transfer type inkjet recording device: The transfer type inkjet recording method has the intermediate image formation process and the transfer process defined in the specification. The transfer type inkjet recording method includes, in the intermediate image formation process, selecting an intermediate transfer body having a center line surface roughness closest to the center line surface... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120113204 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a recording head, a conveyance belt, a charger, a reverse passage, and an auxiliary conveyance roller. The belt is looped around at least two rollers to adhere a recording medium thereto by electrostatic force and convey the medium. The belt defines a normal conveyance area... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120113205 - Method to reduce the curling of a printing substrate in a printer, and device to print to a printing substrate: In a method or device to reduce curling of a printing substrate in a printer, at least one print region of the printing substrate is printed with ink. A moisture level of the printing substrate is increased in at least one unprinted partial region of the printing substrate that is... Agent:

20120113206 - Printhead fabrication methods and printheads: Printhead fabrication methods and printheads are described. According to one aspect, a printhead fabrication method includes providing a spacer layer 36 over a plurality of bottom electrodes 10 of a printhead, providing a plurality of top electrodes 26 of the printhead over the spacer layer 36 and the bottom electrodes... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

20120113207 - Detection system using heating element temperature oscillations: A data storage system includes a recording head and a compensating resistor. The recording head has a heating element. The compensating resistor is in electrical series with the heating element and is external to the recording head. A method includes applying an alternating current at a first angular frequency to... Agent: Seagate Technology LLC

20120113208 - Optical print head and image forming apparatus: An optical print head including, a first element row in which a plurality of light emitting elements aligns in a predetermined direction; a second element row in which a plurality of light emitting elements aligns in a predetermined direction, which aligns with the first element row in a direction orthogonal... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

  
05/03/2012 > 52 patent applications in 34 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20120105519 - Print cartridge identification system and method: A print cartridge identification system includes a housing, a family key provided on one side of the housing to identify an associated printer of the print cartridge, a fluid key provided on the one side of the housing to identify a property of fluid in the print cartridge, and a... Agent:

20120105520 - Inkjet image forming apparatus: An inkjet image forming apparatus includes print heads, a first tank, an ink circulation line, and a controller. The ink circulation line includes an ink supply line for supplying ink from the first tank to the print heads, and an ink return line for returning ink collected from the print... Agent: Riso Kagaku Corporation

20120105525 - Inkjet ink and intermediate transfer medium for inkjet printing: An inkjet ink (18) and an intermediate transfer medium (22) for inkjet printing are disclosed herein. During inkjet printing, the inkjet ink (18) forms ink drops (D1, D2) having a contact angle (θ) of less than or equal to 50° on the intermediate transfer medium (22), where the contact angle... Agent:

20120105524 - Liquid ejection apparatus: A liquid ejection apparatus including: a first casing; a second casing; and a controller, wherein the first casing is movable between a close position close to the second casing and a distant position farther from the second casing than the close position, the first casing accommodating a head having an... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120105521 - Method of inkjet printing pixels: Aspects of the present invention provide a method of inkjet printing pixels, the method including: applying ink to a plurality of pixels using an inkjet printe; calculating a Transmittance Measurement System (TMS) value of each of the pixels, by measuring an amount of light transmitted through each pixel before and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120105523 - Recording apparatus: A recording apparatus including: a liquid ejection head which has an ejection surface; a conveying mechanism having a support surface, and configured to convey a recording medium; a first capping mechanism having an annular-shaped lip member disposed to surround the ejection surface of the liquid ejection head, and configured to... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120105522 - Valve jet printer with inert plunger tip: A valve jet printer includes a solenoid coil and a plunger rod having a magnetically susceptible shank. A first end of the shank and at least a portion of the shank are received within a bore of the solenoid coil. The printer also includes a nozzle including an orifice extending... Agent: Matthews Resources, Inc.

20120105527 - Inkjet printer: A inkjet printer including a plurality of heads installed in a staggered arrangement, and a relay board for receiving image data, a control signal conforming to each head, and a timing signal for determining timed intervals to emit ink particles from the control unit of the inkjet printer, and for... Agent: Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.

20120105526 - Using light-scattering drop detector to determine turn-on-energy for fluid-ejection nozzle: For each energy value of a number of energy values, the energy value is applied to cause a fluid-ejection nozzle to eject a fluid drop. After the energy value has been applied to the fluid-ejection nozzle, a velocity of the fluid drop is determined using a light-scattering drop detector of... Agent:

20120105530 - Control apparatus for a liquid ejecting head, liquid ejecting apparatus, and control method for a liquid ejecting head: A threshold passed signal indicating that a threshold for a remaining liquid amount has been passed is inputted from a threshold sensor that detects the actual remaining liquid amount in the liquid holding unit when the liquid ejection command is being executed, the control apparatus drives the liquid ejecting head... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120105528 - High resolution sensing and control of electrohydrodynamic jet printing: Provided are various methods and devices for electrohydrodynamic (E-jet) printing. The methods relate to sensing of an output current during printing to provide control of a process parameter during printing. The sensing and control provides E-jet printing having improved print resolution and precision compared to conventional open-loop methods. Also provided... Agent:

20120105529 - Method and system for improved ink jet or printhead replacement: A system and method is provided for compensating for a faulty ink jet in a target printhead in an ink jet imaging system having a plurality of printheads arranged to span a maximum printing width that includes defining a typical printing width less than the maximum printing width and swapping... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120105532 - Inkjet recording apparatus and image forming method: An inkjet recording apparatus includes: an inkjet head having nozzles which eject ink onto a recording medium, the ink being curable by irradiation of an active light beam; a relative movement device recording medium; an active light beam irradiation device having an active light beam emission unit that emits the... Agent:

20120105531 - Printer: A printer includes a printing device configured to print a recording medium, and a transport configured to move the recording medium to an entry of the duplexer path immediately after printing a first side of the recording medium such that an edge of the recording medium is contained by the... Agent:

20120105533 - Method of controlling print density: A method of controlling print density in a printing system includes gathering first data from a first sensor; gathering second data from a second sensor; comparing the first data to the second data; if the first data correlates to the second data no action is required; if the first data... Agent:

20120105535 - Aqueous inkjet printing fluid compositions: wherein M represents a divalent or a trivalent metal, R1 and R2 each independently represent alkyl, aryl, or heteroaryl substituents, R3 represents hydrogen, a halide, or an alkyl, aryl, or heteroaryl substituent, and the number of ligands n is 2 or 3. The useful lifetime of microelectromechanical fluidic devices based... Agent:

20120105536 - Feeding apparatus and recording apparatus: A feeding apparatus includes a pressing plate movable up and down configured to allow recording media to be stacked thereon, a feeding roller configured to feed recording media stacked on the pressing plate, an urging unit configured to urge the pressing plate in a direction to come close to the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120105534 - Inkjet printing of microfluidic channels: A mechanism for fabricating microfluidic channels uses a three-dimensional inkjet printing unit to print the channels layer-by-layer on a substrate. In one embodiment, for each layer, an inkjet head deposits droplets of a hydrophobic material on a surface the substrate in a pattern lying outside a two-dimensional layout of the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120105537 - Circuit board for ink jet head, ink jet head having the same, method for cleaning the head and ink jet printing apparatus using the head: In an ink jet head using a thermal energy for ejecting ink, this invention aims to reliably and uniformly remove kogations deposited on a heat application portion in contact with the ink. To realize this objective, the upper protective layer is arranged in an area including the heat application portion... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120105538 - Head cleaning device, image forming apparatus, and head cleaning method: A head cleaning device includes: a cleaning liquid holding unit provided with a cleaning liquid holding surface inclined corresponding to the nozzle surface of an ink jet head obliquely disposed; movement unit moving a head with respect to the cleaning liquid holding unit; and a cleaning liquid supply unit that... Agent:

20120105540 - Liquid ejecting apparatus: In a printer, a transport mechanism and a waste ink container are arranged in this order from a recording paper accommodating section, the transport mechanism, a recording head, and an ink tank loading section are arranged in order of the recording head and the ink tank loading section from a... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120105539 - Printing apparatus, cleaning device of ink-jet head and cleaning method of ink-jet head: According to one embodiment, a printing apparatus includes an ink-jet head including a nozzle plate with a nozzle string in which a plurality of nozzle holes for discharging ink are arranged, and a cleaning device including an ink-repellent surface with ink repellency which is configured to come in contact with... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

20120105541 - Layer forming device, image forming apparatus, and computer readable medium: A layer forming device forms a layer of liquid absorbing particles on a surface of a layer of a hardenable solution capable of being hardened in response to a given stimulus so that the liquid absorbing particles absorb liquid drops supplied to the surface of the layer of the hardenable... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20120105542 - Inclined motor in an inkjet printer: A printing apparatus includes a carriage for moving a printhead along a carriage scan direction; a carriage guide for guiding the carriage along the carriage scan direction; and a motor for moving the carriage, the motor including a rotatable axle, wherein the motor is mounted in the printing apparatus such... Agent:

20120105543 - Inkjet head package, apparatus and method for assembling the same: There are provided an inkjet head package, an apparatus and a method for assembling the same. The inkjet head package may include a plurality of inkjet heads each having an ink channel so as to eject ink through a plurality of nozzles formed on one surface thereof, and a frame... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20120105544 - Ink-jet head having passage unit and actuator units attached to the passage unit, and ink-jet printer having the ink-jet head: A printhead module includes a plurality of rows of printhead nozzles, at least some of the rows including at least one displaced row portion, the displacement of the row portion including a component in a direction normal to that of a pagewidth to be printed, wherein the displaced row portions... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120105545 - Ejection chip for micro-fluid applications: Disclosed is an ejection chip for an inkjet printhead that includes at least one fluid via configured on the ejection chip for supplying fluid to one or more ejecting elements of the ejection chip. Each fluid via of the at least one fluid via includes a plurality of end-to-end coupled... Agent:

20120105546 - Inkjet head and method of manufacturing inkjet head: Provided is an inkjet head, including: a substrate having an energy generating element for generating energy to be used for ejecting liquid; and a liquid flow path forming member, which forms patterns of an ejection orifice for ejecting the liquid and a liquid flow path communicating with the ejection orifice... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120105547 - Liquid jetting head and method of manufacturing same: A liquid jetting head includes a nozzle plate, a liquid passage plate and a sealing plate. The nozzle plate is provided with a plurality of nozzle orifices. The liquid passage plate has a first face and a second face which are opposite to each other. The liquid passage plate is... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120105548 - Aqueous inkjet printing fluid compositions: wherein X may be chosen from the group consisting of H and carboalkoxy, alkyl, alkoxy, aryl, hetaryl, carboxy, sulfo and phospho substituents; and Y may be chosen from the group consisting of H and carboalkoxy, alkyl, alkoxy, aryl, hetaryl, carboxy, amino, hydroxyl, sulfo and phospho substituents. The useful lifetime of... Agent:

20120105549 - Aqueous inkjet printing fluid compositions: wherein M represents a divalent or a trivalent metal; Z represents OH or CO2H; n represents an integer from 1-4; each Y may independently be chosen from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, carboalkoxy, alkyl, alkoxy, aryl, hetaryl, carboxy, hydroxy, sulfo and phospho, or any two of Y on adjacent... Agent:

20120105550 - Aqueous inkjet printing fluid compositions: wherein M represents a divalent or a trivalent metal; each of X and R may independently be chosen from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, carboalkoxy, alkyl, alkoxy, aryl, hetaryl, carboxy, hydroxy, sulfo and phospho substituents; n and m independently represent an integer from 0-3; and the number of ligands... Agent:

20120105551 - Nozzle arrangement including active and static ink ejecting members defining variable-volume chamber: A nozzle arrangement for an inkjet printhead includes an ink inlet; a static ink ejecting member bounding the ink inlet; an active ink ejecting member having a roof defining an ink ejection port and sidewalls depending from the roof, the active ink ejecting member and the static ink ejecting member... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20120105552 - Inkjet nozzle assembly having displaceable roof defining ejection port: An inkjet nozzle assembly includes: a nozzle chamber having a floor and a roof spaced apart from the floor, the roof having a displaceable portion defining an ejection port; and an actuator for displacing the displaceable portion of the roof towards the floor. Displacement of the displaceable portion of the... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20120105553 - Aqueous inkjet printing fluid compositions: wherein M represents a divalent or a trivalent metal, R1 represents a hydrogen, or an alkyl, alkenyl, or aryl substituent, X1 and X2 each independently represent either O or S, Q represents the atoms necessary to form a five, six or seven-membered heterocyclic or carbocyclic ring, and the number of... Agent:

20120105555 - Fluid container having mixing chambers for micro-fluid applications: A consumable supply item for an imaging device holds an initial or refillable volume of pigmented ink. Its housing defines an interior and exterior. The interior retains the ink and an exit port supplies it to an imaging device. Users orient the housing to deplete the ink in a direction... Agent:

20120105554 - Ink forming method: An ink forming method involves preparing a deagglomerated ink or a modified deagglomerated ink. The deagglomerated ink or the modified deagglomerated ink includes at least deagglomerated colorant particles and a liquid component. The deagglomerated colorant particles are chosen from pigment particles each encapsulated with a dispersant. The colorant particles have... Agent:

20120105556 - Ink cartridge assembly, cartridge assembly kit, and printer: A cartridge assembly includes a plurality of ink cartridges each having a cartridge case that holds ink therein, and at least one connecting member that connects the plurality of ink cartridges together in a connection direction. The ink cartridges connected by the at least one connecting member are movable relative... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120105557 - Melt plate for use in a solid ink jet printer: A melt plate for use in a solid ink printer is formed with a drip plate to provide controlled flow of melted ink from the melt plate to a drip point. The melt plate includes a first portion having a perimeter, a second portion having a perimeter, the second planar... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120105558 - aqueous ink jet ink comprising a crosslinking pigment dispersion based on diblock polymeric dispersants: The present disclosure provides an aqueous ink jet ink comprising an ink vehicle and an aqueous dispersion, wherein the aqueous dispersion comprises a solid particle and a polymeric dispersant that has been crosslinked, wherein the polymeric dispersant is a block copolymer comprising an A block and a B block, wherein... Agent: E. I. Du Pont Nemours And Company

20120105559 - Metallic dispersions for inkjet printing: A dispersion of silver particles and a method of making the dispersion and ink are described. The dispersion or ink may be an aqueous dispersion or ink and may produce silver images having improved properties such as an improvement in gloss.... Agent: Cabot Corporation

20120105562 - Image forming method and image forming apparatus: By an image forming method in which after a first liquid for aggregating a color material of an ink to be used and a second liquid which performs a gel reaction with the first liquid are supplied on an intermediate transfer member, the ink is supplied to a region on... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120105560 - 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.

20120105561 - Transfer inkjet recording method: A transfer inkjet recording method includes the step of applying an aggregating agent onto an image-forming face of an intermediate transfer member, having a pattern including lyophilic portions and a lyophobic portion, the step of forming an intermediate image by applying an ink onto the image-forming face, and the step... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120105563 - Exposure device and image forming apparatus: An exposure device includes light emitting elements, a driving circuit, an image-signal connector, a power connector, and an adjustment-control-signal connector. The light emitting elements emit light which an exposure target member is exposed to. The driving circuit performs one of first and second drive operations. The image-signal connector has terminals... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20120105564 - Printer and medium: According to one embodiment, a printer includes a conveying mechanism, a first image forming unit, and a second image forming unit. The conveying mechanism conveys a medium. The first image forming unit forms an image with a non-temperature-sensitive ink whose color is not changed depending on a temperature, on the... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

20120105566 - Printer, print system and printing method: According to one embodiment, a printer includes a conveying mechanism, a first image forming unit and a coloring conversion mechanism. The conveying mechanism conveys a medium. The first image forming unit forms an image on the medium with a temperature-sensitive ink whose color changes depending on temperature. The coloring conversion... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

20120105565 - Thermal transfer printer: A thermal transfer printer includes a printing unit for thermal transfer printing with a print head via a ribbon having a dye layer; a first bending member having at least one curved surface that is aligned perpendicular to a conveyance direction of the ribbon and protrudes toward a surface of... Agent: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.

20120105567 - Printer, recording paper positioning method, and recording medium storing a program executed by a control unit that controls a printer: A printer detects black marks BM formed at a constant interval along the length of recording paper by a detector disposed to the recording paper conveyance path at a position upstream from a printing position, positions the recording paper to a printing start position for printing on the recording paper... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120105568 - Thermal printer: The platen bearings attached to the shaft end parts of the removable platen roller are pressed by lock levers to bearing insertion slots that are formed in the main frame of the thermal printer so that the positions of the platen bearings are determined by two points on the main... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120105570 - Light scanning unit and electrophotographic image forming apparatus using the same: A light scanning unit includes a light source unit to emit a plurality of light beams, a light deflector to deflect the plurality of light beams emitted from the light source unit in a sub-scanning direction, an incident optical system to allow the plurality of light beams emitted from the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120105569 - Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus: An optical scanning device includes a housing, a light source, a rotatable polygon mirror deflecting a light beam from the light source, a scanning optical system scanning a scanning object with the light beam from the polygon mirror, first and second reflective mirrors one of which is provided inside a... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

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