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Incremental printing of symbolic information August inventions list 08/12

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08/30/2012 > 45 patent applications in 35 patent subcategories. inventions list

20120218326 - Liquid discharging apparatus: A liquid discharging apparatus includes a liquid discharging section which performs a liquid discharging operation for discharging liquid; and a controller which forms a plurality of images on a medium and also forms coating of the images, by executing a pass which makes the liquid discharging section perform the liquid... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120218327 - Method and apparatus for melt cessation to limit ink flow and ink stick deformation: A system controls application of heat with a melt plate to an ink stick in a solid ink imaging device. The system includes a melt plate, a heater configured to heat the melt plate to a temperature sufficient to melt solid ink, a feed channel configured to direct solid ink... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120218328 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus comprising: a conveying unit; a liquid droplet jetting head that jets liquid droplets onto a recording medium conveyed by the conveying unit; an uplift amount detection unit that is provided at the recording medium conveying direction upstream side of the liquid droplet jetting head, projects and... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120218330 - Adjustment method of printing positions, printing apparatus and printing system: With an ink jet head having for each color two parallel columns of nozzles arranged shifted by one-half the pitch, odd-numbered rasters and even-numbered rasters are printed by the two nozzle columns. The registration between the odd- and even-numbered rasters is secured during the printing to produce a high quality... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120218329 - Liquid discharging apparatus: A liquid discharging apparatus includes a liquid discharging section which performs a liquid discharging operation for discharging liquid; and a controller which makes the liquid discharging section perform the liquid discharging operation, thereby executing image formation coating processing which forms a plurality of images on a medium and also performs... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120218331 - Liquid ejecting apparatus and driving method thereof: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a recording head including a first pressure chamber filled with a first liquid, a first nozzle communicating with the first pressure chamber, a first pressure generating element changing pressure in the first pressure chamber and ejecting the first liquid from the first nozzle, a second... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120218333 - Drive apparatus for liquid ejection head, liquid ejection apparatus and inkjet recording apparatus: A drive apparatus for a liquid ejection head, includes a drive signal generating device for generating a drive signal to operate an ejection energy generating element provided so as to correspond to a nozzle of the liquid ejection head, the drive signal being supplied to the ejection energy generating element... Agent:

20120218332 - Liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a mist collecting unit disposed outside an ink ejection region on a platen, where ink is ejected onto a recording paper from a recording head, in the movement direction of the recording head, the ink ejection region of the platen includes a conductive material and... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120218334 - Fire pulse circuit and method of use: A fire pulse circuit for use in an inkjet printer includes an input control signal transmitted from a controller to a logic AND gate and to fire truncation logic; fire truncation logic adapted to truncate a pulse width of the input control signal to a maximum allowable pulse width if... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc.

20120218335 - Corrected value calculation method and printing device: A density correction value calculation method for a printing device comprising: (A) determining the density of each pixel column composed of pixels aligned in the intersecting direction in a duty determination pattern, and also determining the density of each pixel column in the duty determination pattern; (B) specifying the total... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120218336 - Image forming apparatus, pattern position determining method, and image forming system: An image forming apparatus is disclosed which reads a test pattern formed by ejecting liquid droplets onto a recording medium to adjust an ejection timing of the liquid droplets. The image forming apparatus includes a reading unit; a relative movement unit; a second detected data obtaining unit; a first detected... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120218337 - Color processing device and color processing method: Color material recording amount determination unit configured to determine a color material recording amount data according to a gradation value and colorless material recording amount calculation unit configured to determine, according to the color material recording amount data, a base colorless material recording amount data of a colorless material that... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120218338 - Three-dimensional printing device, three-dimensional printing system and three-dimensional printing method: Desired designated sections are selectively extracted from a color image to be printed, the extracted designated sections are converted into a solid black image having a high thermal energy absorbency, and the solid black image is printed on the foaming layer surface of a supplied thermal expansion sheet. Next, thermal... Agent: Casio Electronics Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

20120218339 - Recording apparatus: The present invention includes a stopper that regulates movement of the material onto which the recording will be performed, preventing the material from moving from a cassette to a guide surface when loading the cassette in a loading section, and a sensor that detects that the stopper is in the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120218340 - Image forming apparatus, pattern position determining method, and image forming system: An image forming apparatus is disclosed which reads a test pattern, including a reading unit, a relative movement unit, a second detected data obtaining unit which obtains one or more second detected data sets of a reflected light which is received from a scanning position of a light by a... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120218342 - Aqueous ink for inkjet and inkjet recording method: Disclosed is an aqueous ink for inkjet that contains water, pigment, organic or inorganic acid (A) and ammonia or amines (B) or ammonium salts of organic or inorganic acids, a resin having anionic groups (C), and an amphoteric resin having both anionic and cationic groups (D). The aqueous ink for... Agent: Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.

20120218343 - Mixtures of cyan dyes and inks thereof for use in ink-jet printing: s

20120218341 - Vacuum platen mechanism and fluid droplet discharge device: Mechanism for producing vacuum pressure and air flow for drawing recording paper of various widths to the platen surface of a printer enables such pressure and air flow to be held in a suitable range without adjusting the suction. A first suction area of specified width is disposed width-wise in... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120218344 - Water-based ink for ink-jet recording, ink cartridge, ink-jet recording method, method for preventing corrosion of metal member, method for producing water-based ink for ink-jet recording, and ink-jet recording apparatus: There is provided a water-based ink for ink-jet recording including: a self-dispersible carbon black modified by carboxylic acid group; water; and a water-soluble organic solvent, wherein oxalate ion is contained in the water-based ink in a amount of not more than 45 ppm by weight.... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120218345 - Waste ink absorbent member, and waste ink container and ink jet recording apparatus equipped with waste ink absorbent member: To provide a waste ink absorbing tank, capable, even in the case of utilizing an ink of a high coagulating property, of causing a waste ink absorbent member to efficiently absorb such ink. A waste ink absorbent member has a hole portion corresponding to an introducing position of the waste... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120218346 - Nozzle surface cleaning device and ink-jet recording device: The dripping of washing liquid and the infiltration of washing liquid from a nozzle surface of a head when the nozzle surface is wiped is suppressed and discharge stability is improved. A wiping unit includes a conveying portion that conveys a wiping web, a washing liquid supplying portion that supplies... Agent:

20120218347 - Image forming apparatus, aspirator device, and method for aspirate dust in an image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus includes a conveyer configured to convey a recording medium along a conveying path in a conveying direction, an image forming unit configured to form an image on the recording medium being conveyed, a supporting member arranged in a position to... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120218348 - Liquid ejection apparatus: A liquid ejection apparatus includes an apparatus main body, a liquid ejection head which is provided on the apparatus main body and ejects liquid onto a recording medium, a draw-out path which is provided on the apparatus main body, a waste liquid unit which is provided on the draw-out path... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120218349 - Liquid jetting apparatus: A liquid jetting apparatus includes: a head unit which includes a liquid jetting head which jets liquid and a liquid storage tank in which the liquid to be supplied to the liquid jetting head is stored; a guide member which extends in a first direction; a carriage which has a... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120218351 - Inkjet printhead for use in image forming apparatus: An inkjet printhead includes multiple head modules and a mount base. The multiple head modules each includes a laminate unit containing a nozzle to eject ink in droplets and an ink chamber in fluid communication with the nozzle. The multiple head modules are mounted on the mount base. The mount... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120218350 - Liquid ejection head and process for producing the same: Provided is a process for producing a liquid ejection head including an ejection orifice member having a plurality of ejection orifices for ejecting liquid provided along an arrangement direction, the process including preparing a substrate provided with a resin layer which contains a photocurable resin;carrying out a first exposure treatment... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120218352 - Flow channel structure, method of manufacturing same, and liquid ejection head: A flow channel structure includes: a first substrate in which a first flow channel section is arranged; a first adhesive layer which is arranged on the first substrate; a first noble metal layer containing gold and arranged over the first adhesive layer on the first substrate; a second substrate in... Agent:

20120218353 - Liquid ejection head: In order to provide a liquid ejection head which enables ejection of a droplet at a higher frequency, according to the invention, a piezoelectric vibrator 18 has a multilayer structure. In the multilayer structure, an upper piezoelectric layer 24 and a lower piezoelectric layer 25 are laminated one on another.... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120218354 - Printer: A roll paper printer enables opening the cover and platen using a 4-part parallel linkage mechanism without interfering with the inkjet head. The cover unit for the roll paper compartment of the roll paper printer opens and closes by means of the parallel linkage mechanism. The back end part of... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120218355 - Liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting apparatus including: a plurality of pressure chambers communicating with a plurality of nozzles respectively; and a plurality of liquid ejecting heads having a common liquid chamber configured to supply liquid common to the plurality of pressure chambers, wherein each of the liquid ejecting heads includes a liquid... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120218356 - Consumable supply item with capacitive fluid level detection for micro-fluid applications: A consumable supply item for an imaging device holds an initial or refillable volume of fluid. Its housing defines an interior having a pair of opposed electrodes. The electrodes define a capacitance that varies in response to an amount of liquid between them. A volume space filled by the liquid... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc.

20120218357 - Ink cartridge for ink jet printer: The present invention relates to an ink cartridge for an ink jet printer, comprising an ink storage chamber formed by a concave housing (3) and a flexible and deformable film (2), a fluid outlet (5) connected with a fluid inlet of the printer, an information storage device (11), a locking... Agent: Zhuhai Ninestar Management Co., Ltd.

20120218358 - Liquid jet head: A liquid jet apparatus is provided. The liquid jet apparatus includes a first damper chamber and a second damper chamber, a release path operatively associated with both the first damper chamber and the second damper chamber, and a control path connecting the first damper chamber, the second damper chamber, and... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation (hq)

20120218359 - Inkjet ink with self-dispersed pigments and hydroxyl terminated polyurethane ink additives: An ink for inkjet is provided for printing, comprising a self-dispersed pigment colorant and certain hydroxyl terminated polyurethanes derived from polyether diois which enhances fastness of the print towards highlighter and linger smudge without compromising jetting performance and storage stability of the ink.... Agent: E.i. Du Pont De Nemours And Company

20120218360 - Inkjet printer: An inkjet printer includes: a transfer path configured to transfer a recording medium therein: an inkjet head disposed with a gap from the transfer path, and configured to discharge ink toward the recording medium being transferred in the transfer path; a gap adjuster configured to adjust the gap; a guide... Agent: Riso Kagaku Corporation

20120218361 - Recording apparatus: A recording apparatus includes: a plurality of first ribs provided at predetermined intervals in a direction intersecting with a direction along which a recording target medium is transported; a plurality of second ribs provided at predetermined intervals in the direction intersecting with the direction along which the recording target medium... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120218362 - Printing process and liquid ink jet ink: A process for forming an image on a substrate, comprises depositing ink compositions of at least two colours onto the substrate to form the image, and fixing the image to the substrate, wherein the ink is deposited using an electrostatic printhead, which ejects chargeable marking particles dispersed in a carrier... Agent:

20120218363 - Scanning optical apparatus and image forming apparatus including the same: A scanning optical apparatus includes: two light source units; a deflecting unit for deflecting two light beams for scanning; and two imaging optical systems disposed corresponding to the two light beams, in which: the two imaging optical systems form images of the two light beams on photosensitive members of different... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120218364 - Generation of digital electrostatic latent images and data communications system using rotary contacts: An apparatus for printing a latent image includes a rotary contact, a power supply, driving electronics and a plurality of TFT transistors configured as a TFT backplane. The rotary contact receives serially transmitted digital data signals from a controller and generates selection signals and digital pixel voltages. The rotary contact... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120218365 - Sign maker templates for producing centered labels and methods of use: The present invention provides a sign maker for printing signs and labels on a continuous roll of media without the use of a personal computer, the sign maker comprising: a keyboard for receiving user input; a printer for printing characters on the media; a cutter for cutting the media to... Agent:

20120218366 - Thermal printer and energizing control method therefor: A thermal printer having a thermal head with a heat element that heats a recording medium and forms a print dot by energizing the heat element generates a first energizing pulse that energizes continuously during a first period for forming a print dot when the recording medium conveyance speed is... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120218367 - Thermal response correction system for multicolor printing: Thermal history control is performed in a thermal printer in which a single thermal print head prints sequentially on multiple color-forming layers in a single pass. Each pixel-printing interval may be divided into segments, each of which may be used to print a different color. The manner in which the... Agent:

20120218368 - Head pressurizing force adjusting device, image forming apparatus and method of adjusting head pressurizing force: According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus includes a first sensor, a second sensor, a first head, a first head pressurizing force adjusting device, a second head, a second head pressurizing force adjusting device, and a control unit. The first and second sensors detect a recording medium. The first... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

20120218369 - Image forming apparatus and method of adjusting head pressurizing force: First and second sensors are disposed downstream and upstream of a conveyance path, respectively. A first head is disposed between the first sensor and the second sensor opposite to a first platen with the conveyance path interposed between the first head and the first platen. The first head pressurizing force... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

20120218370 - Optical device, optical member and image forming apparatus with the same: An optical device includes a laser light source for outputting a laser beam; an optical member including an aspherical lens with an incident surface on which the laser beam is incident and an output surface from which the laser beam is output, and adapted to scan the laser beam output... Agent: Kyocera Mita Corporation

  
08/23/2012 > 43 patent applications in 33 patent subcategories. inventions list

20120212524 - Stamp-type printer: The stamp-type printer includes: a stamp-type printer comprising: a receiving section for receiving image, data including character information; a transfer member; a print head for printing an image on a portion of the transfer member with ink based on the received image data; and a transport member for transporting the... Agent:

20120212525 - Fluid ejection system and methods thereof: A fluid ejection system includes a fluid receiving unit configured to receive fluid. The fluid receiving unit includes a predetermined fluid storage capacity to store the received fluid. The fluid ejection system also includes a fluid ejector unit having a plurality of nozzles to selectively eject fluid toward the fluid... Agent:

20120212526 - Liquid detection system, liquid container, mounting member, and liquid supply system: A liquid chamber receives liquid flows from a liquid receiving unit. A first urging member urges a deforming portion of the liquid chamber. A lever provided on the liquid container side increases the displacement of the deforming portion. A sensor detects the displacement. A transmitting member transmits the increased displacement... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120212527 - Swath height adjustments: In one example, a first swath is caused to be printed by a print unit on a media. The media is advanced with respect to the print unit. For a nominal second swath to be printed to beneath and adjacent to the first swath, a plurality of adjustment regions along... Agent:

20120212528 - Inkjet printhead and printing apparatus: This invention is directed to decreasing the number of head contacts which increases along with increases in the numbers of ink colors and nozzles used in a printhead and the length of the printhead. To accomplish this, a reception unit which receives a serialized control parameter having an identification code... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120212531 - Liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a platen disposed with a gap from a nozzle plate of a recording head and supporting a recording medium in ejecting, and an platen application voltage generating unit generating an electric field having a direction different from an electric field generated between an individual external... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120212530 - Liquid ejecting apparatus and method of controlling the same: A piezoelectric element changes a pressure in a pressure chamber and ejects ink from nozzles. A driving signal generating section generates a driving signal that includes an ejection pulse PA and PB which eject ink to a piezoelectric element, and a first transition element between the ejection pulse PA and... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120212532 - Means for higher speed inkjet printing: A method and apparatus for subdividing and printing regions of a substrate with multiple print heads or multiple print head assemblies which substantially decreases printing time is described. The method includes a feathering method which reduces overlap artifacts which is useful in any printing situation where adjacent regions are printed... Agent:

20120212529 - Nozzle state detecting apparatus and image forming apparatus: A plurality of transmission gates provided in mask circuits each having another transmission gate which connects/disconnects an original signal generating circuit to/from a corresponding piezoelectric element (electrode), and a plurality of voltage waveform detecting circuits respectively connected to the electrodes of the respective piezoelectric elements via the former transmission gates... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120212533 - Printing apparatus and control method for the same: A printing apparatus includes a first control unit that controls execution of a first temperature adjusting operation in which heating is performed in a region in which all of orifices are arranged; a second control unit that controls execution of a second temperature adjusting operation in which, compared to a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120212534 - Fluid-ejecting device and fluid ejecting method: To minimize deterioration in the dispersion of dots in an overlapping region between heads, a fluid-ejecting device includes: (A) a first nozzle column having first nozzles for ejecting a fluid; (B) a second nozzle column having second nozzles for ejecting a fluid and arranged to form an overlapping region in... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120212535 - Image forming system and methods thereof: An image forming system includes a print unit to print a plurality of swaths to form an image on a media, a media transport unit to transport the media to the print unit and an advancement error determination unit to determine an amount of advancement error corresponding to the transportation... Agent:

20120212536 - Ink composition, ink set and image forming method: An ink composition is disclosed which includes carbon black; at least one selected from the group consisting of a cyan pigment and a magenta pigment; at least one selected from the group consisting of polyvinyl pyrrolidone, polyvinyl alcohol, and polyethylene glycol, at a ratio of 0.01% by mass or higher... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120212537 - Printing apparatus: A printing apparatus is provided which allows a print medium to be heated to a temperature equal to or higher than a condensation temperature of a refrigerant when the print medium is heated during a condensation process of a heat pump. The printing apparatus includes heating unit for heating a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120212538 - Printing process: A process for printing an image on a substrate comprising the steps of: (a) applying an ink comprising polymer-encapsulated pigment particles and an aqueous medium to a substrate by means of an ink jet printer, wherein (i) the said particles are dispersed in the aqueous medium, and (ii) the said... Agent: Fujifilm Imaging Colorants Limited

20120212539 - Ink set for inkjet recording, image recording method and image recording apparatus: The ink set for inkjet recording includes: a water-based ink containing pigment particles and 10 to 25 wt % of water-soluble high-boiling-point organic solvent having an SP value of not higher than 30; and a treatment liquid containing a fluidity reducing agent which reduces fluidity of the pigment particles by... Agent:

20120212541 - Image processing device and cover attachment structure: An image processing device allows for easy removal of a process medium stuck in the conveyance path while protecting the image processing unit from the outside. In many embodiments, the device includes a conveyance path for conveying process media in a specific conveyance direction, an image processing unit having an... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120212540 - Printhead assembly and fluidic connection of die: An inkjet printhead includes a printhead die including an array of nozzles disposed along a nozzle array direction on a first surface, and an ink feed opening disposed on a second surface opposite the first surface, the ink feed opening being fluidically connected to the array of nozzles; a printhead... Agent:

20120212542 - Inkjet head cleaning device and inkjet recording apparatus: A cleaning device that cleans a nozzle surface of an inkjet head in which plural nozzles for ejecting ink are opened includes: a cleaning head that includes a supply port opposed to the nozzle surface and is movable along the nozzle surface; and a supplying section configured to supply liquid... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

20120212543 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: a print head to form an image on a recording medium; a carriage, including the print head, which scans in a main scanning direction; a linear encoder scale with scale marks and elongated in the carriage moving direction to detect a position of the carriage;... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120212544 - Mounting member with dual-fed ink passageways: An inkjet printhead includes a printhead die including an array of nozzles disposed along a nozzle array direction and an ink feed opening that is fluidically connected to the array of nozzles; and a mounting member including: a first surface to which the printhead die is affixed; a second surface... Agent:

20120212545 - Ink-jet head and ink-jet recording apparatus: An ink-jet head includes a nozzle plate having nozzles, a vibrating plate on the nozzle plate, liquid chambers formed of spaces partitioned by division walls, a piezoelectric element having a common electrode, a piezoelectric body and an individual electrode layered in this order on a surface of the vibrating plate,... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120212546 - Piezoelectric actuator, liquid ejection head, and liquid ejection apparatus: A piezoelectric actuator includes a vibrating plate having a base surface, a first electrode, a piezoelectric layer, and a second electrode which extends in a first direction. In the piezoelectric actuator, the second electrode has a first portion having a first width, a second portion having a second width which... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120212547 - Droplet discharging head and image forming apparatus: A droplet discharging head includes: a nozzle substrate that includes a nozzle opening to discharge a droplet therethrough; a liquid chamber substrate that includes liquid pressure chambers communicating with the nozzle openings; a vibration plate arranged to face the nozzle substrate with the liquid chamber substrate interposed therebetween; piezoelectric elements... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120212548 - Method of manufacturing liquid jet head, liquid jet head, and liquid jet apparatus: A method includes a stacked substrate forming step (S1) of bonding a piezoelectric substrate (3) onto a first base substrate (2), a groove forming step (S2) of alternately forming ejection grooves (5) and a dummy grooves (6) in parallel with one another, the ejection grooves and the dummy grooves having... Agent:

20120212549 - Liquid injecting apparatus: Provided is a liquid injecting apparatus equipped with a liquid injecting head, which is mounted on a carriage and moved reciprocally in a widthwise direction of a target, and a valve unit, which is mounted on the carriage to be supplied with liquid via a supply passage from a liquid... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120212550 - Liquid ejecting apparatus: An outgoing path port and a returning path port of a circulation path are at a position that is lower than a printing head. The outgoing path port and a discharge port of a discharge path are at a position that is lower than the returning path port. When ink... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120212552 - Matting agent applying device and inkjet recording device: A matting liquid coating section supplies a matting liquid to an outer peripheral surface of a pressing roller. At the matting liquid coating section, a web, that is a non-woven fabric or the like and in which is seeped a matting liquid formed from a liquid (silicon oil or the... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120212551 - Matting agent coating device and inkjet recording device: In a matting agent coating device, a matting agent within a supplying section is supplied to a metering section. A supplied amount of matting agent at a surface of a metering roller is metered by a metering blade, and an excess amount is filtered at a slit portion. Matting agent... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120212553 - Liquid droplet discharging device: A liquid droplet discharging device is provided with a discharge head capable of relative movement through a predetermined plane with respect to a substrate, and adapted to discharge liquid droplets cured by activation light; and an irradiation section for irradiating the liquid droplets on the substrate with the activation light.... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120212554 - Ink jet recording method, and record made by the same: An ink jet recording method includes preparing a bright image and improving the lightness, or the L*value, of the bright base image. More specifically, a bright image is formed using a bright pigment, and then an ink jet process is performed to discharge a white ink composition containing a white... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120212555 - Glossy recording medium for inkjet printing: An inkjet recording medium and a coating composition for forming an inkjet recording medium. In accordance with one aspect of the present invention, an inkjet recording medium is disclosed comprising an inkjet-receptive coating on a paper substrate. The inkjet-receptive coating contains a synergistic combination of pigments, binder and a multivalent... Agent:

20120212556 - Rewritable printer: In a rewritable printer of one embodiment which reprints information on a rewritable paper with a thermal print system after erasing by heat information printed on the rewritable paper and discharges it to the outside of the printer through a paper issue port, the printer includes an auxiliary guide having... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

20120212557 - Thermal head and method of manufacturing the same, and printer: Adopted is a thermal head, including: a support substrate including a concave portion formed in a front surface thereof; an upper substrate, which is bonded in a stacked state to the front surface of the support substrate and includes a convex portion formed at a position corresponding to the concave... Agent:

20120212558 - Thermal head and method of manufacturing the same, and printer: Adopted is a thermal head, including: a support substrate including a concave portion formed in a front surface thereof; an upper substrate, which is bonded in a stacked state to the front surface of the support substrate and includes a convex portion formed at a position corresponding to the concave... Agent:

20120212559 - Portable thermal printer: According to one embodiment, a portable thermal printer is disclosed. The portable thermal printer comprises: a housing provided with a thermal printer head; a cover openably attached to an opening portion of the housing by a pivotal shaft, the cover being provided with a platen roller arranged to make contact... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

20120212560 - Thermal printer: A printer including a supply roll of receiver media and a plurality of rollers to feed the receiver media through the printer. Means for maintaining a preselected tension of the receiver media between the supply roll and a pair of the plurality of rollers includes a motor with a torque... Agent:

20120212561 - Thermal printing: A method of printing feeds a receiver through a print head area using a pair of feed rollers comprising a pinch roller and a capstan roller. A preselected tension is maintained on the receiver that is supplied to the feed rollers by controlling a rotation speed of a supply roll... Agent:

20120212562 - Thermal printer: A thermal printer includes a head cover configured to be movable from a secured position which is secured to cover at least a part of a thermal head in a direction away from the thermal head in a state in which at least a part of the head cover is... Agent:

20120212563 - Floor relief for dot improvement: Preparing a flexographic member (60) includes providing a digital image and calculating a relief image based on the digital image. At least one stress-sensitive boundary region (11) adjacent to at least one image feature is identified and the relief image is created on the flexographic member. The depth (18) of... Agent:

20120212564 - Marking control device, laser application device, marking control method, and computer-readable recording medium having marking control program: A disclosed marking control device controls a marking device to mark a target image on a thermoreversible recording medium by applying a laser beam includes a marking position determination unit dividing the image into plural marking lines, and determining their marking positions; a marking order determination unit determining a marking... Agent:

20120212565 - Exposure apparatus: In an exposure apparatus employing an over filled optical system, the light quantity distribution on a scanning plane is kept nearly constant for a plurality of scanning light quantities. It selects the light quantity of the light beam irradiated onto the photosensitive body from a plurality of levels, and sets... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120212566 - Light emitting component, print head, and image forming apparatus: A light emitting component includes plural of light emitting elements arranged in rows on a substrate, plural lenses provided to face light emitting faces to which light beams of the plural light emitting elements are emitted, and condensing the light beams emitted from the light emitting elements, and one or... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

  
08/16/2012 > 38 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories. inventions list

20120206515 - Ink flow regulation mechanism: A method is disclosed. The method includes setting a desired flow rate for ink in an ink jet printer, measuring an actual flow rate of the ink, determining if the measured flow rate is equal to the desired flow rate and adjusting the flow rate if the measured flow rate... Agent:

20120206516 - Drum maintenance system with leak detection: A printer includes a release agent detector that responds to release agent contacting the detector by generating a signal. The signal is processed by a controller to alter operation of the printer.... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120206517 - Ink jet printer: An ink jet printer for printing on a substrate comprising a first print head outputting ink and defining an ink meniscus; a platen operable to carry the substrate; a support structure; and a print head mechanism coupled to the support structure and carrying the first print head. The print head... Agent:

20120206519 - Inkjet printing apparatus and ink ejection control method: For a temperature adjustment process that uses high viscosity ink and is based on a first table, in a low temperature environment, an ink refill failure may occur and lower density may appear in high duty printing. Also for a temperature adjustment process that uses high viscosity ink and is... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120206518 - Liquid ejecting device, inspection method, and program: A liquid ejecting device ejects a liquid using a driving element driven through application of a drive signal. The liquid ejecting device comprises a detector electrically connected to a plurality of driving elements via a common electrical path. The detector detects electrical signals output from each of the plurality of... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120206521 - Liquid ejecting apparatus and control method therefor: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes an ejection unit which includes a pressure chamber and a pressure generation element, and which ejects the liquid through a nozzle of the pressure chamber in accordance with the variation of the pressure inside the pressure chamber; a driving signal generation section; a driving section... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120206520 - Recording apparatus: A recording apparatus includes a recording head, a roller configured to convey a recording medium, an acquisition unit configured to acquire information about a conveyance amount for conveying the recording medium per a predetermined rotation amount of the roller, a recording timing generation unit configured to generate a plurality of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120206522 - Ink jet printing apparatus and recovery method for a print head thereof: The invention provides a printing apparatus and a recovery method therefore which can minimize ink consumption in a recovery process for a print head of the apparatus. The invention has a control unit to cause a print head to eject ink from nozzles arrayed on the print head so as... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120206523 - Inkjet printing device and inkjet printing method: In-image preliminary ejection is performed by use of nozzles used to print an image out of the nozzles included in an overlapping link region, and between-image preliminary ejection is performed by use of nozzles which are not used to print the image. Thus, a reduction in image quality is inhibited,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120206525 - Fluid-ejecting device and fluid-ejecting method: To minimize any decrease in image quality, even in an instance in which there is a displacement in a landing position of a fluid in a region in which nozzle rows overlap, (A) a fluid-ejecting device including: a first nozzle column; (B) a second nozzle column, the second nozzle column... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120206524 - Inkjet printing apparatus and print head recovery method: An inkjet printing apparatus and a print head recovery method are provided according to which, in an environment in which dust (e.g., paper dust) is easily attached to the periphery of an ejection port of a print head, the print head is subjected to a recovery operation depending on the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120206526 - Image recording apparatus and image recording method: An image recording apparatus has low intensity ink ejection parts for ejecting low intensity ink, and a high intensity ink ejection part for ejecting high intensity ink. With respect to a direction orthogonal to a moving direction of printing paper, a pitch of outlets in the high intensity ink ejection... Agent: Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd.

20120206528 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: a first head that discharges first light-curable ink; a light radiating unit that is positioned at one side from the first head in a predetermined direction and cures the first light-curable ink by radiating light to the first light-curable ink; a second head that is... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120206529 - Printing apparatus and method of acquiring correction value of conveying error: While a conveying error of a roller depends on the eccentricity of the roller, the amount and the state of the eccentricity sometimes makes the roller have different conveying errors from one point in the longitudinal direction of the roller to another. There is provided a construction for obtaining a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120206527 - Radiant heater for print media: A heater panel is configured to heat a print medium in a printer. The heater panel includes electrical conductors that form a plurality of heating zones to emit radiant energy toward the print medium. Heating zones that correspond to edges of the print medium emit radiant energy with a greater... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120206532 - Error detection apparatus of inkjet printer head and error detection method thereof: Provided is an error detection apparatus of an inkjet printer head including: an amplification unit connected between a piezoelectric element, which applies pressure to an ink chamber, and a ground to amplify a voltage generated from the piezoelectric element; and a detection unit for detecting whether ink is normally ejected... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20120206530 - Method and system for printhead alignment to reduce or eliminate banding artifacts for interlaced printheads: A method for aligning printheads, some of which are arranged in an overlapped configuration, in a printer has been developed. The method includes identifying a stitch error for each color station in a plurality of color stations in the printer. The stitch error is identified with reference to shrinkage of... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120206531 - Test pattern less perceptible to human observation and method of analysis of image data corresponding to the test pattern in an inkjet printer: A method generates a test pattern on an image receiving member that is less perceptible to human observation, but still detectable by an imaging device within a printer. A method implemented in the printer analyzes image data of the dashes in the test pattern that were randomly distributed in the... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120206533 - Ink coating composition: An ink coating composition is disclosed herein. The ink coating composition includes a polymer latex and an adhesion promoting agent. A non-ionic surfactant is also included in the ink coating composition. The non-ionic surfactant has an HLB value ranging from about 6 to about 15. The ink coating composition also... Agent:

20120206535 - Method for manufacturing liquid discharge head: A method for manufacturing a liquid discharge head provided with a substrate which has a layer made of silicon nitride and with a discharge port forming member which is disposed above the layer made of silicon nitride and has a discharge port for discharging liquid. The method includes providing a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120206534 - Printing ink, apparatus and method: The present invention provides an inkjet ink comprising at least 30% by weight of organic solvent based on the total weight of the ink, a radiation curable material, a photoinitiator and optionally a colourant. The invention also provides an apparatus for printing the ink wherein the apparatus comprises at least... Agent: Sericol Limited

20120206536 - Printing apparatus and recovering method therefor: A printing apparatus comprises: a temperature sensor configured to detect an environmental temperature of the printing apparatus; a suction unit configured to suck ink from a printhead according to a target suction amount indicating amount of ink that the suction unit should suck per unit time at a predetermined environmental... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120206537 - Liquid ejection apparatus: A capping mechanism, which causes an ejection space opposing ejection openings of a liquid ejection head to take either one of a sealed state and a non-sealed state, includes an annular component which surrounds the ejection space in the sealed state and an opposing member which opposes the ejection openings... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120206538 - Supply system and injection-head structure thereof: A supply system capable of providing a working fluid is provided. The supply system includes an access device, a first energizer, a second energizer, a third energizer and an output device. The access device utilized to access the working fluid includes a connecting port. The first energizer provides a first... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20120206540 - Inkjet head: Disclosed is an inkjet head including a channel substrate; a multi-interconnect structure formed on the channel substrate, including a vibration layer, plural piezoelectric elements each including a first electrode, a piezoelectric layer and a second electrode, and a common electrode interconnect electrically connected to the first electrode including a first... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120206539 - Inkjet printing head manufacture method, printing element substrate, and inkjet printing head: A manufacture method can form an inkjet printing head by which a plurality of ejection openings have a uniform shape. Heaters adjacent to one another have thereamong a common conductive line commonly connected to these heaters or a dummy conductive line not involved in the energization of the heaters.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120206541 - Spectacle lens marking method: A spectacle lens marking method includes: ejecting a first ink drop of ultraviolet curable ink from a nozzle by ink jet system onto a surface of a water-repellent layer provided on the surface of the spectacle lens; and hardening the first ink drop by applying ultraviolet light to the first... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120206542 - Liquid ejection apparatus: A liquid ejection apparatus including: a head having: nozzles arranged in a nozzle-row direction; and ejection-energy applying portions; a drive IC for driving the ejection-energy applying portions; a control circuit board for controlling the drive IC; a wiring member on which the drive IC is mounted; and a support member... Agent:

20120206544 - Method of manufacturing electromechanical transducer layer, method of manufacturing electromechanical transducer element, electromechanical transducer layer formed by the method, electromechanical transducer element, inkjet head and inkjet recording appar: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing an electromechanical transducer layer on a surface of a substrate, including discharging a solution including a source material to form the electromechanical transducer layer from a nozzle of a nozzle plate to coat the solution on the surface of the substrate while applying voltage... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120206543 - Piezoelectric element, liquid ejecting head, and liquid ejecting apparatus: A piezoelectric element comprises a piezoelectric layer comprising a mixed crystal including at least cerium, bismuth, iron, barium, and titanium and an electrode provided to the piezoelectric layer. The molar ratio of cerium to the total amount of cerium and bismuth in the piezoelectric layer is 0.03 or more and... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120206545 - Inkjet head and image forming device: and individual electrode wirings connected to the corresponding upper electrodes of the piezoelectric elements, wherein driving signals are individually input to the corresponding individual electrode wirings. The inkjet head further includes an upper layer insulator film; an intermediate layer insulator film; and a lower layer insulator film. The intermediate layer... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120206546 - System and method of solid ink removal for substrate re-use: A system for removing ink from a substrate. The system includes an ink separator configured to separate the ink from the substrate; and a substrate conveyor configured to provide the substrate to the ink separator. Accordingly, the ink can be removed from the substrate such that the substrate can be... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

20120206547 - Liquid supplying apparatus and liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid supplying apparatus of a printer includes a liquid supplying path for supplying liquid from an upstream side which becomes a liquid accommodator side toward a downstream side which becomes a liquid ejecting head side; a pump; a buffer which is provided at a downstream side of the pump... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120206548 - Printer apparatus with ink incorporating structural color: A method of dynamically controlling a perceived ink color printed on a substrate can include mixing selected amounts of each of a polystyrene nano-sphere dopant component and a nano-particle dopant component with a clear fluid carrier component, the mixed components configured in real time to define an ink structure having... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120206549 - Wastewater purifying system, washing device, and inkjet printer system: A wastewater purifying system includes: a wastewater tank which stores wastewater discharged from a washing device which washes a textile subjected to printing by using an inkjet printer; an enzyme/microorganism feeding device which feeds an enzyme and a microorganism which degrade a dye into the wastewater tank; a pH adjusting... Agent: Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd.

20120206551 - Printer with force transmitting path selecting mechanism: A printer includes a carriage movable between first and second ends of a reciprocating path; and a driving force-transmitting, path-selecting mechanism provided at the second end. The force-transmitting, path-selecting mechanism includes a driving force outputting member; force receiving members; a selecting member; and a position retainer. The selecting member connects... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120206550 - Sheet conveying apparatus and printing apparatus: A sheet conveying apparatus coveys a sheet while nipping the sheet between a conveyance roller and a pinch roller. The pinch roller includes a first roller portion and a second roller portion adjacent to each other in a rotational axial direction thereof. The pinch roller further includes a mechanism configured... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120206552 - Image forming apparatus with cover: An image forming apparatus includes a main body, a flexible cover member, and a support member. The main body has a bottom face opposing a surface on which the image forming apparatus rests. The cover member is at least partially flexible, has a bottom opening, and is dimensioned to entirely... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

  
08/09/2012 > 38 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories. inventions list

20120200623 - Bubble purging system for a fluid ejection head: A method and system for purging bubbles from a fluid ejection head comprising a plurality of fluid flow channels including a first plurality of fluid flow channels flowing a first ink to a first actuator device and a second plurality of fluid flow channels for flowing a second ink to... Agent:

20120200621 - Coordination of pressure and temperature during ink phase change: A print head assembly for an ink jet printer includes an ink flow path configured to allow passage of a phase-change ink. A pressure unit is fluidically coupled to the ink flow path to apply a pressure to the ink. The applied pressure is controlled by a control unit during... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

20120200619 - Fluid circulation: Among other things, an apparatus for use in fluid jetting is described. The apparatus comprises a printhead including a flow path and a nozzle in communication with the flow path that has a first end and a second end. The apparatus also includes a first container fluidically coupled to the... Agent: Fujifilm Dimatix, Inc.

20120200622 - Inkjet recording device: Leakage of an ink remaining in a gutter or the like is prevented. An inkjet recording device includes an ink tank for retaining an ink, a nozzle for discharging the ink as ink particles to print on a printing object, an ink supply unit for feeding the ink from the... Agent:

20120200620 - Pressure pulses to reduce bubbles and voids in phase change ink: A phase change ink printer may be operated so that multiple pressure pulses are applied to the ink in an ink flow path of the printer during a time that the ink is changing phase. During the phase change, a portion of the ink in the ink flow path is... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

20120200624 - Method and apparatus for controlling jetting performance in an inkjet printer: A printer receives print jobs and identifies at least one parameter associated with a print job to select a pressure level for at least one ink reservoir and at least one firing signal waveform for operating a printhead in the printer. The selected pressure and waveform enable optimal image quality... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120200625 - Print data generation apparatus and print data generation method: An ink jet printing apparatus, for each level, employs a plurality of density patterns to prevent cancelation of a granularity reduction effect that has been provided by an increase in resolution. Specifically, when determining an arrangement of dot-on areas in the density pattern, the dot-on areas is not located in... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120200626 - Apparatus and method for printing three dimensional articles: An apparatus for printing an image onto a curved surface of a three dimensional article. The apparatus principally includes a support fixture, an ink jet print head having a plurality of nozzles, and an articulatable robotic arm. One of the support fixture and the print head is mounted to and... Agent: Exatec, LLC

20120200627 - Print data generation device, print data generation method, and print data generation program: To suppress misalignment of a line formation position resulting from main scans being performed with different timings. A printer is made to perform a printing action of acquiring image data, printing a line during an Nth (N being a natural number of 2 or more) main scan between other lines... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120200628 - Printer and printing method: A printer includes a roll driving mechanism for causing a roll to rotate and a medium to be conveyed, a roll driving section for driving the roll driving mechanism, a first conveying mechanism for conveying the medium, a first driving section for driving the first conveying mechanism, a second conveying... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120200629 - Printing method and printing apparatus: A plurality of images is sequentially printed on a sheet, and the sheet is cut at a cut position that is behind the finally-printed image. At that time, if an inappropriate region of the fed sheet that is not suited to printing is detected, and the detected inappropriate region is... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120200630 - Reduction of bubbles and voids in phase change ink: Bubble mitigation approaches for phase change ink involve creating a thermal gradient along an ink flow path of an ink jet printer during a time that the ink is undergoing a phase change. The thermal gradient causes one portion of the ink in the ink flow path to be in... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

20120200631 - Cooling rate and thermal gradient control to reduce bubbles and voids in phase change ink: The Niyama number of a flow path for phase change ink is the ratio of cooling rate of the ink to the thermal gradient of the ink along the ink flow path. Print head assemblies can be designed and configured to achieve ink flow paths having Niyama numbers that are... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

20120200632 - Method for calibrating an array of imaging elements: For accurately calibrating an inline scanner a printer such as an inkjet printer may print a pattern, which is scanned by the inline scanner. The method is configured such that print artifacts resulting from not yet calibrated print heads do not significantly influence the calibration of the scanner. After calibration... Agent: Oce Technologies B.v.

20120200633 - Ink jet recording method and ink used for the same: An ink jet recording method includes forming an image on a print medium by discharging a specific ink; and transporting the print medium, wherein the forming and the transporting are alternatively performed for printing; in the forming an image, while a print head is moved relative to the print medium... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120200634 - Non-aqueous pigment dispersions using dispersion synergists: Non-aqueous pigment dispersions exhibiting improved dispersion quality and/or stability were prepared for a specific selection of quinacridone pigments, diketopyrrolo-pyrrole pigments and azo pigments by using specific naphthol AS dispersion synergists. The non-aqueous pigment dispersions can be advantageously used in inkjet inks inkjet printing methods.... Agent: Agfa-gevaert N.v.

20120200635 - Liquid jetting apparatus and head cartridge: A liquid jetting apparatus includes a first liquid jetting head which has a plurality of first nozzles, a head holder to which a first liquid jetting head is fixed, a liquid cartridge which is detachably mounted on the head holder, and which supplies the first liquid jetting head with a... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120200636 - Waste ink reclamation apparatus for liquid ink recirculation system: An ink reclamation receptacle receives ink purged from an inkjet printing apparatus. Ink in the reclamation receptacle wets a porous membrane positioned in the reclamation receptacle, and flows into a flow channel. Negative pressure applied to a port that is placed in fluid communication with the flow channel withdraws ink... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120200637 - Pressure damper, liquid jet head, and liquid jet apparatus: Provided is a pressure damper (1) including: a main body portion (2) including: a recessed portion (3) having an opening portion (10) opened in an upper end portion; and a communication port (4) opened in an inner surface of the recessed portion to communicate to an outer region; and a... Agent:

20120200639 - Coating device and inkjet recording device: Provided are a coating device and an inkjet recording device capable of reliably removing liquid attached to a drum. A process liquid is coated by pressing a coating roller against a surface of paper to be transported by a process liquid coating drum. The process liquid attached to an outer... Agent:

20120200638 - Liquid ejecting head, liquid ejecting apparatus, and method for manufacturing liquid ejecting head: A liquid ejecting head includes a channel unit having a plurality of pressure chambers respectively communicating with a plurality of nozzles opened to a nozzle formation surface, a plurality of reservoirs for supplying liquid to the plurality of the pressure chambers, and a plurality of compliance units formed by partitioning... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120200640 - Low-profile mems thermal printhead die having backside electrical connections: A thermal printhead die is formed from an SOI structure as a MEMS device. The die has a printing surface, a buried oxide layer, and a mounting surface opposite the printing surface. A plurality of ink delivery sites are formed on the printing surface, each site having an ink-receiving and... Agent: Kateeva, Inc.

20120200641 - Liquid ejection head and liquid ejection method: A liquid ejection head including an ejection orifice for ejecting a liquid; a flow path for supplying the liquid from a liquid supply port holding the liquid to the ejection orifice; and a heat generating element of a rectangular form with a long-side to short-side ratio of 2.5 or more... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120200642 - Inkjet printers: An inkjet printhead having at least one internal electrode in contact with ink in use, wherein region(s) of the electrode surface are covered by an electrically insulating organic material that has been deposited thereon by electrophoresis.... Agent:

20120200643 - Piezoelectric device, liquid-ejecting head, and liquid-ejecting apparatus: A piezoelectric device comprises a first electrode, a piezoelectric layer provided above the first electrode, and a second electrode provided above the piezoelectric layer. The piezoelectric layer comprises a mixed crystal containing at least bismuth ferrate and barium titanate. The piezoelectric layer comprises a first piezoelectric layer and a second... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120200645 - Agitating device and liquid ejecting apparatus: An agitating device includes: a movement portion which is provided in a liquid accommodation portion that has an accommodation chamber accommodating a liquid containing a functional material and a deformation portion that is deformed so as to change a volume of the accommodation chamber, and is moved along with deformation... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120200644 - Liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid ejection head that reciprocates, a liquid supplying flow channel supplies a ink to the liquid ejection head, a non-return valve in the liquid supplying flow channel that opens when ink flows from an upstream region to a downstream region where the liquid ejection... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120200646 - Cartridge: A cartridge includes a casing, a printing material containing portion, a printing material flow path and first and second insertion holes formed in a front face of the casing. A rod used for detection of the out-of-printing material state is inserted into the first insertion hole, and a printing material... Agent:

20120200647 - Ink tank and production process of ink tank: An ink tank for being installed in an ink jet recording apparatus to supply ink thereto, including an ink storage portion, one side surface of a casing of the ink tank in which side surface an opening for supplying ink to the apparatus is formed, and a joint member for... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120200648 - Photopolymerizable inkjet black ink, and ink cartridge, inkjet printer and printed material using the ink, and method of preparing the ink: A photopolymerizable inkjet black ink having a viscosity not greater than 20 mPa·s at 60° C., including a clear ink having a viscosity not greater than 15 mPa·s at 60° C. including a photopolymerizable monomer having a Stimulation Index (SI value) less than 3 when subjected to a skin sensitization... Agent:

20120200649 - Liquid circulation system and ink-jet printer: An ink circulation system includes: an ink-jet head in which a shared ink flowing route is formed, an ink tank, a supply flowing route for supplying ink from the ink tank to the shared ink flowing route, a reflux flowing rout for refluxing the ink from the shared ink flowing... Agent: Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd.

20120200650 - Non-aqueous pigment dispersions using dispersion synergists: Non-aqueous pigment dispersions exhibiting improved dispersion quality and/or stability were prepared for a specific selection of naphthol AS pigments, diketopyrrolo-pyrrole pigments and quinacridone pigments, by using specific yellow monoazo dispersion synergists. The non-aqueous pigment dispersions can be advantageously used in inkjet inks inkjet printing methods.... Agent: Agfa-gevaert N.v.

20120200653 - Ink composition and image forming method: wherein, in Formula (1), each of Ra and Rb independently represents an alkyl group having from 1 to 4 carbon atoms; Ra and Rb may be bound to each other to form a 4- to 6-membered alicyclic structure; and * represents a bonding site.... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120200651 - Ink set and image forming method: An ink set is disclosed which includes a yellow ink composition containing a resin-coated yellow pigment in which a yellow pigment is coated with a crosslinked water-soluble resin, a water-soluble polymerizable compound and water; a magenta ink composition containing a resin-coated magenta pigment in which a magenta pigment is coated... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120200652 - Recording method: A recording method is for recording on a recording medium with a photocuring liquid substance by discharging droplets from a discharge head onto the recording medium while displacing the discharge head and the recording medium relative to each other. While the discharge head and the recording medium are displaced relative... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120200654 - Print media characterization: A method is provided for detecting the type of print media provided to a thermal printer. A printer has a heat source disposed adjacent a temperature sensor to transfer heat upon activation across a portion of an introduced print media to the temperature sensor and a controller to receive a... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120200655 - Optical scanner and image forming apparatus including same: An optical scanner includes a light source, an optical part, an enclosure, and a retainer. The light source projects light against a target. The optical part is disposed on a light path between the light source and the target. The enclosure houses the light source and the optical part. The... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120200656 - Drawing control method, laser irradiating apparatus, drawing control program, and recording medium having recorded therewith: Drawing control methods, laser irradiating apparatuses, drawing control programs, and recording mediums having recorded therewith are provided that make it possible to efficiently carry out drawing with high quality. The drawing control method controls, by a computer, a drawing device which draws what is to be drawn onto multiple unit... Agent:

  
08/02/2012 > 52 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories. inventions list

20120194580 - Printing apparatus: This invention relates to realization of a more efficient power-saving mode in a printing apparatus capable of connecting an extension board for function enhancement. When the printing apparatus connects an extension board including a CPU and memory, the CPU of the extension board receives information required to return to a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120194579 - Printing control apparatus and printing control method: A printing control apparatus configured to execute printing using continuous sheets stored in a plurality of storage portions includes a determination unit configured to determine a continuous sheet usable by each print job in a print queue, and a decision unit configured to decide a use order of the continuous... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120194582 - Ink container and image forming apparatus: Disclosed is an ink container rotatable to take a first position and a second position, including an ink reservoir containing ink; and first and second detecting sensors connected to a detecting unit that determines whether the ink reservoir contains a predetermined amount of the ink based on current flowing through... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120194581 - Liquid droplet jetting apparatus: A liquid droplet jetting apparatus includes: a liquid droplet jetting head; a liquid kind detecting section detecting whether a liquid, used in the liquid droplet jetting head, is a first liquid having a conductivity of not less than a predetermined value or a second liquid having a conductivity of less... Agent:

20120194585 - Liquid ejecting apparatus and control method thereof: A recording head that includes a pressure chamber filled with ink and a piezoelectric element changing pressure inside the pressure chamber, and that ejects ink from the nozzle according to the change in the pressure inside the pressure chamber. A control unit controls the piezoelectric element and performs ejection driving... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120194584 - Liquid ejection apparatus, controller therefor, nonvolatile storage medium storing program for controlling the apparatus: A liquid ejection apparatus including: a head having an ejection face having ejection openings through which liquid is ejected, an ejection space being defined so as to face the ejection face; a sealing mechanism configured to selectively establish a sealing state for sealing the ejection space and an unsealing state;... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120194583 - Method and apparatus for safe use of a wet on wet textile printer: A wet on wet garment printing device for printing on a textile surface comprises: an ink holder; a printing head mounted for printing onto the textile surface using ink from the ink holder; a wetting applicator for wetting the locations prior to printing using a wetting composition; and an ink... Agent: Kornit Digital Technologies Ltd.

20120194586 - Inkjet recording device and printing head: In an inkjet recording device, nozzles are arranged orthogonally to a deflection direction of deflection electrodes. Ink jetted from each nozzle is charged by a pair of charging electrodes. Charged droplets are deflected by an electric field formed thereby. Voltages applied to each electrode and timings thereof can be independently... Agent:

20120194587 - Printing apparatus and determination method thereof: A printing apparatus, comprising a plurality of printing element substrates provided with printing elements that discharge ink using thermal energy, a plurality of temperature sensors, each of the plurality of temperature sensors is provided on each of the printing element substrates, and that measure a temperature of the printing element... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120194591 - Liquid ejecting apparatus and method for manufacturing the same: A storage unit stores temperature correction table in which the temperature T detected by the thermistor is associated with correction information of ink ejection timing, and a printer controller corrects the ink ejection timing of each recording head with reference to the temperature detected by the thermistor and the temperature... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120194590 - Liquid-droplet ejecting apparatus, method for controlling the same, and nonvolatile storage medium storing program for controlling the apparatus: A liquid-droplet ejecting apparatus including: a head configured to eject liquid onto a recording medium; a curl-amount calculating section configured to calculate a curl amount of the recording medium on the basis of a location of at least one evaluation region on the recording medium and calculated amount of the... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120194589 - Printer: A printer includes a head for performing printing, a roll element on which a print medium is wound, a first conveying mechanism for rotating the roll element, an auxiliary roller positioned between the head and the roll, a second conveying mechanism for driving the auxiliary roller, a nip roller constituting... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120194588 - Printing apparatus and printing method: Inspection patterns of each ink are printed on a transparent medium, by the use of a print head having a plurality of nozzle groups which discharges multiple types of ink, respectively. The inspection patterns printed on the transparent medium are read by the sensor. When reading the inspection patterns, the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120194593 - Apparatus and method for controlling ink supply amount/registration adjustment in printing press: This invention discloses an apparatus for controlling ink supply amount/registration adjustment in a printing press. The apparatus includes a base, sensor head, sensor head moving unit, first detector, second detector, and control unit. The sensor head moving unit includes a upward/downward position adjusting unit which adjusts the upward/downward position of... Agent:

20120194592 - Color profile determination for printing systems: Methods and systems herein provide for allowing color profiles for printers to be determined based on the types of print engines installed at the printer and the types of colorants installed at the printer. In one embodiment, a printing system including a printer is disclosed. The printer comprises a colorant... Agent:

20120194595 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: While high print resolution, high image quality mode and a low print resolution, high speed mode are provided, image processes are made in common between them to the extent possible, and the same gradation characteristics and image densities can be obtained between them. For this purpose, for the high image... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120194594 - Inkjet printing apparatus and inkjet printing method: There is provided an inkjet printing apparatus which performs a plurality of times of scans by a print head on a predetermined region and completes printing of the predetermined region by ejecting ink from the print head by the plurality of times of the scans, comprising generating means for performing... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120194598 - Image formation apparatus: An image formation apparatus includes a liquid droplet adhesion unit which makes a first and second type of liquid droplet adhere to a recording medium, an irradiator which irradiates electromagnetic waves individually onto the droplets, an irradiation controller which makes the irradiator irradiate the electromagnetic waves periodically, and a frequency... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120194597 - Method of printing and printing apparatus: A reference mark is formed for cutting a sheet in a region between a first image printed on the sheet being conveyed and a second image, and the sheet is cut based on the detected reference mark. The second image is printed such that the length of the region in... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120194596 - Printing apparatus and double-sided printing control program: There is provided a printing apparatus including: a printing section; a transport mechanism in which a transport route and a re-transport route are formed, the transport mechanism including an install section to which a transport unit is to be installed; and a print control section which controls the printing section... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120194599 - Inkjet printing apparatus: An inkjet printing apparatus is provided that can establish a test pattern detection region according to the printing format, where performing printing by way of a margined printing and a marginless printing is possible. The inkjet printing apparatus detects the position of both ends of the test pattern. In the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120194600 - Inkjet printing apparatus: There is provided a technique that, even if an image distortion is generated in an image acquired by reading out a test pattern by reading device, an analysis region of a pattern for detecting an ejection state of a nozzle is accurately set to determine the ejection state of the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120194601 - Oil reservoir with float level sensor: A drum maintenance system for use in an imaging device includes a reservoir for the storage of release agent used by the drum maintenance unit. The reservoir includes a bottle, an end cap, and a float sensor. The float sensor has a buoyant member that is pivotably coupled to a... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120194602 - Assembly method of inkjet printhead assembly and inkjet printhead assembly using the same: The present invention relates to an assembly method of an inkjet printhead assembly and an inkjet printhead assembly using the same, and more particularly, to an assembly method of an inkjet printhead assembly capable of securing a relative position between nozzles within a small error range in an inkjet printhead... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20120194604 - Liquid ejection apparatus and method for replacing humidification-liquid tank of the apparatus: A liquid ejection apparatus including: a head having a face that has ejection openings through which liquid is ejected to record an image on a recording medium, an ejection space being defined so as to face the face; a humidification-liquid tank storing humidification liquid having a nonvolatile component; a sealing... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120194605 - Liquid ejection apparatus and nonvolatile storage medium storing program: A liquid ejection apparatus, including: a head having ejection openings and configured to eject liquid through the ejection openings; a sealing mechanism configured to selectively establish a sealing state in which the sealing mechanism seals an ejection space in which the ejection openings are open, from an outside and an... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120194603 - Recording apparatus: A recording apparatus, including: an endless belt having first and second areas each defined by two rollers and looped over rollers including at least one tension roller and at least one drive roller; a recording head opposed to the first area; and a first cleaning member, wherein, in a cleaning... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120194606 - Liquid discharge apparatus and maintenance system for liquid discharge apparatus and method of manufacturing liquid discharge apparatus: A liquid discharge apparatus includes a discharge space which faces a discharge surface of a liquid discharge head which is sealed by a cap. A humidification pump is driven to rotate forward such that air in a discharge space is humidified while passing through a water reservoir via an opening... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120194607 - Inkjet printing apparatus: An inkjet printing apparatus 100 includes an inkjet head holder 11 holding inkjet heads 2, and a pair of head cap holders 12 and 13 holding head caps 3. When the inkjet head holder 11 is in a raised position, the head cap holders 12 and 13 are arranged as... Agent: Dainippon Screen Mfg, Co., Ltd.

20120194608 - Liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a pressure control unit provided in a liquid flow path so as to control pressure. The pressure control unit includes a liquid introduction unit, a liquid chamber having a diaphragm, a communication hole that allows communication between the liquid introduction unit and the liquid chamber,... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120194609 - Apparatus for removing ink from surfaces of components in a printer: A printhead cleaning device includes a housing having an opening and an ink receptacle positioned within the opening. A member has a first end positioned in the ink receptacle and a second end that extends out of the opening in the housing. The member is configured to contact a drip... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120194610 - Nozzle surface cleaning apparatus and method, and inkjet recording apparatus: A nozzle surface cleaning apparatus cleans a nozzle surface of an inkjet head. The nozzle surface cleaning apparatus includes: a wiping device which performs a wiping operation on the nozzle surface with a wiping member having permeability; an observation device which observes a soiled state of the wiping member having... Agent:

20120194611 - Liquid droplet jetting apparatus: A liquid droplet jetting apparatus includes a liquid droplet jetting head which jets droplets of two types of liquids; a discharge mechanism which discharges the two types of liquids from the jetting head respectively; a waste liquid recovery device which recovers the two types of liquids discharged by the discharge... Agent:

20120194612 - Carriage with capping surface for inkjet printhead: A carriage for conveying an inkjet printhead in a printer, the carriage including a holding receptacle for the inkjet printhead, the holding receptacle includes a first sidewall; a second sidewall opposite the first sidewall; and a bottom wall extending between the first sidewall and the second sidewall, the bottom wall... Agent:

20120194614 - Inkjet printing apparatus and inkjet printing method: A nozzle use range and a nozzle nonuse range are set in nozzles of a print head. In a forward direction printing in the first pas, printing is performed by the use nozzles thus set. After the first pass is performed, a print medium is conveyed by a nozzle arrangement... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120194613 - Printing apparatus: A printing apparatus includes a print head for inkjet printing, and a guide disposed opposing the print head and configured to guide a back surface of a sheet being conveyed in a first direction. The back surface is a reverse surface of a surface being printed. The printing apparatus further... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120194615 - Inkjet ejector having an improved filter: A manifold assembly has been constructed that filters ink before the ink enters an inkjet ejector in an inkjet print head. The manifold assembly includes an adhesive layer having openings, an ink manifold layer having a plurality of openings, the openings in the adhesive layer being aligned with the openings... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120194616 - Uv curable inkjet compositions for high-density print heads: A combination of: a) an inkjet print head having a nozzle density of at least 600 dpi and nozzles with an outer nozzle diameter D smaller than 25 μm; and b) a UV curable inkjet composition containing 0 to 10 wt % of one or more monofunctional monomers and at... Agent: Agfa Graphics Nv

20120194617 - Method of manufacturing substrate and substrate, method of manufacturing liquid drop ejecting head and liquid drop ejecting head, and liquid drop ejecting device: The present invention provides a method of manufacturing a substrate which forms a wiring pattern on a substrate having a plurality of through-holes. In the method, the wiring pattern is formed, after burying a filling material into the through-holes and planarizing a surface of the substrate. The filling material may... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20120194618 - Ink jet recording head and method of producing the same: Provided is an ink jet recording head, including: an ink ejection portion, in which heat is applied to ink supplied inside thereof, thereby providing the ink with a pressure for ejecting the ink outside; a substrate having a first surface on which the ink ejection portion is provided and a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120194619 - Ink mixing system: An ink system of an ink jet printer includes a fluid tank. The fluid tank includes a generally conically shaped side wall, the side wall sloping inwardly from a top portion to a bottom portion. A bottom surface is disposed adjacent the bottom portion of the side wall. A first... Agent:

20120194620 - Liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a pressure control unit provided in a liquid flow path so as to control pressure. The pressure control unit includes a liquid introduction unit, a liquid chamber having a diaphragm, a communication hole that allows communication between the liquid introduction unit and the liquid chamber,... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120194621 - Ink-jet recording method: Aspects of the present invention provide an ink-jet recording method including the step of applying an ink to a recording medium by discharging the ink from a recording head by action of thermal energy and the step of fixing the ink to the recording medium by heating the ink applied... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120194623 - Electromagnetic irradiation device and image forming apparatus: An electromagnetic irradiation device is provided. The electromagnetic irradiation device includes an irradiator which irradiates droplets that are attached to a recording medium with an electromagnetic wave, an irradiation control unit which causes the irradiator to periodically irradiate the attached droplets with the electromagnetic, and a frequency setting unit which... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120194624 - Electromagnetic wave irradiation device and image formation apparatus: An electromagnetic wave irradiation device includes an irradiator which irradiates electromagnetic waves onto a liquid droplet which has been adhered to a recording medium, an irradiation controller which causes the irradiator to irradiate the electromagnetic waves periodically such that a frequency of an irradiation period in which the electromagnetic waves... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120194622 - Ultra violet light emitting diode curing of uv reactive ink: A method for printing a pattern on a electrical circuit, the method includes jetting on the electrical circuit an ultraviolet curable ink to form a pattern; and at least partially curing the ultraviolet curable ink by exposing the pattern to ultraviolet radiation generated from at least one ultraviolet light emitting... Agent: Camtek Ltd.

20120194625 - Inkjet recording medium: An inkjet recording medium includes a substrate, a base layer disposed on the substrate, and an ink receiving layer disposed on the base layer. The ink receiving layer includes cationically-modified fumed silica having nanoparticles of alumina and/or silica mixed therein. The alumina nanoparticles have an individual particle size ranging from... Agent:

20120194626 - Casing printing method and printing apparatus using the same: A casing printing method and a printing apparatus using the same are disclosed. The printing method includes the following steps: providing an casing material to a printing apparatus, inputting data or information to a receiving module of the printing apparatus, detecting and adjusting a distance between a printing component of... Agent:

20120194627 - Apparatus, system and method for controlling a print head: The present invention is and includes a conversion circuit for allowing a printer controller to send a different set of control signals for dot history control to an integrated circuit driver other than those which the integrated circuit driver is designed to receive. The conversion circuit includes a plurality of... Agent:

20120194628 - Exposure device and image forming apparatus: An exposure device includes a long board, plural light emitting elements arranged along a longitudinal direction of the board on one face of the board, plural inspection electrodes arranged along the longitudinal direction of the board on the other face of the board, and plural electrical wirings each electrically connects... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20120194629 - Light emitting element head, light emitting element array chip, and image forming apparatus: A light emitting element head includes a first light emitting element array, a second light emitting element array, and an optical device. The first light emitting element array includes a plurality of light emitting elements arranged in a main scan direction. The second light emitting element array includes a plurality... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20120194630 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming apparatus includes: a plurality of optical systems, each of which includes a light-beam generating unit that generates a light beam, a rotary polygon mirror that deflects the light beam so as to scan a image carrier, and a light-beam detecting unit that detects the light beam deflected... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited

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