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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 05/16/2013 > 36 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories.
20130120482 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: This invention enhances gloss uniformity of a formed image surface by selectively using colorless inks according to dot layouts of colored inks. A dot-layout unit sets colored dot layouts for respective colors of colored ink data. A colorless-dot-layout unit sets a colorless dot layout for one colorless ink with reference... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130120483 - Fluid ejecting apparatus and fluid ejecting method: A fluid ejecting apparatus includes first and second nozzle groups that eject first and second fluids respectively; a third nozzle group that does not eject any fluid; and a controlling section that performs image formation and transportation operations, including ejecting the first and second fluids while moving the first and... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130120484 - Inkjet printing apparatus and determination method of driving pulse applied to inkjet printing apparatus: An inkjet printing apparatus comprise a printhead including a temperature sensor and an element array formed by arraying a plurality of heat generation elements each of which generates a thermal energy required to discharge an ink in response to application of a driving pulse, a specifying unit configured to specify... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130120485 - Liquid application device, liquid application method, and nanoimprint system: A liquid application device includes: a liquid ejection head including: nozzles configured to perform ejection of droplets of liquid toward a substrate; and liquid chambers connected respectively to the nozzles and defined by side walls, at least respective parts of the side walls being constituted of piezoelectric elements, the liquid... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130120486 - Print head check method and image forming apparatus: A printer has a print head check unit that performs an ink ejection check to confirm whether or not ink is being ejected normally from nozzles, the printer sets a flag F to 1 so as to start an ink ejection check and starts a paper feed process. When the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130120489 - Paper used in an inkjet printer, and preliminary ejection method for an inkjet printer: Paper used in an inkjet printer has a recording area where information is recorded; a non-recording area where information is not recorded; and an open part formed in the non-recording area.... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130120487 - Printing apparatus and printing method: A printing apparatus includes a conveyance unit, a printing unit, a detection unit, and a control unit. The conveyance unit conveys a sheet that is a continuous sheet. The printing unit prints an image onto the conveyed sheet. The detection unit detects a splice of the conveyed sheet. A following... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130120488 - Recording apparatus and recording medium conveyance method: A recording apparatus includes an ink discharge part, a first drive part that drives a rotation of a roll body in which the recording medium is wound, a second drive part that drives the conveyance part that conveys the recording medium, and a control part that controls operations of the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130120490 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus which includes an ejecting unit which ejects liquid cured by being irradiated with light onto a medium for printing, an irradiation unit which irradiates the liquid which has landed onto the medium for printing with the light, and an image quality inspection unit which inspects an... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130120491 - Printing apparatus and ink remaining amount detection method: According to this invention, an inkjet printing apparatus having an arrangement for detecting an amount of remaining ink in an ink tank starts a printing operation in a short time immediately after power-on. If an operation in preceding use is ended without any error at the time of power-off, and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130120493 - Liquid ejection apparatus: A liquid ejection apparatus includes a cap, an opposing member opposing an ejection surface of a liquid ejection head which is elongated in one direction, and a cap moving mechanism arranged to move the cap. The cap includes a lip component, a diaphragm, and a holder having a lower linear... Agent:
20130120494 - Reducing condensation accumulation in printing systems: A printing system includes one or more printing system components positioned opposite a moving print media. A wick assembly can be attached to a printing system component to wick condensation away from a surface of the printing system component that is opposite the moving print media. A heating element can... Agent:
20130120495 - Wiper unit and liquid ejecting apparatus: Ratchets which regulate a rotation of either a reeling-out roller around which one end of a long wiping member which wipes ink attached to a recording head which ejects ink is wound, or a winding-up roller around which the other end of the wiping member is wound to which tension... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130120496 - Wiper unit and liquid ejecting apparatus: A sun gear which is rotationally driving according to power which is transmitted from a driving motor, a planetary gear which can be displaced in the circumferential direction of the sun gear in a state of being engaged with the sun gear, and a winding-up gear which transmits a rotational... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130120497 - Inkjet printhead having rows of printhead segments: An inkjet printhead includes: a first row of longitudinally spaced apart first printhead segments, each first printhead segment having a plurality of nozzle rows configured for ejecting a plurality of different colored inks; and a second row of longitudinally spaced apart second printhead segments, the second row being parallel with... Agent: Zamtec Limited
20130120498 - Fluorinated poly(amide-imide) copolymer printhead coatings: Disclosed is an ink jet printhead comprising a plurality of channels, wherein the channels are capable of being filled with ink from an ink supply and wherein the channels terminate in nozzles on one surface of the printhead, the surface being coated with a coating composition comprising a fluorinated poly(amide-imide)... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20130120499 - Siloxane-etherimide copolymer printhead coatings: Disclosed is an ink jet printhead comprising a plurality of channels, wherein the channels are capable of being filled with ink from an ink supply and wherein the channels terminate in nozzles on one surface of the printhead, the surface being coated with a coating composition comprising a siloxane-etherimide copolymer... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20130120500 - Liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a pressure chamber that communicates with a nozzle which has an opening at a nozzle formation surface; a communication plate where a common liquid chamber which supplies a liquid to the pressure chamber is formed; a liquid ejecting head having a flexible film which seals... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130120501 - Liquid ejecting head and liquid ejecting apparatus: A head unit fixed to a case in a position in which a nozzle forming surface thereof faces a first surface side of a head fixing portion, and a wiring substrate is arranged on a second surface side opposite from the first surface on a portion. A supply flow channel... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130120502 - Inkjet print head: Provided is an inkjet print head in which, without causing an increase in print head size, printing elements that can perform ejection at a high frequency are densely arrayed. For this purpose, an ink supplying port and a wiring line, which are common to a predetermined number of printing elements,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130120504 - Inkjet printhead: An inkjet printhead includes multiple sets each of which includes a nozzle, pressure chamber, and actuator; a circuit board; and a connection member. The circuit board includes a wire, through hole via, and ink channel. The connection member, which connects the wire to a driving unit, is provided outside of... Agent: Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.
20130120503 - Liquid ejection apparatus and drive method for inkjet head: A liquid ejection apparatus includes: a gas chamber surrounding a piezoelectric element in an inkjet head; and a dry gas supply device configured to start supply of dry gas to the gas chamber before supply of electric power to the inkjet head is started, to continue the supply of the... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130120505 - Bonded silicon structure for high density print head: A print head including a jet stack can be formed using semiconductor device manufacturing techniques. A blanket metal layer, a blanket piezoelectric element layer, and a blanket conductive layer can be formed over a semiconductor substrate such as a semiconductor wafer or wafer section. The piezoelectric element layer and the... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20130120506 - Microfluidic jetting device with piezoelectric actuator and method for making the same: Disclosed herein is a microfluidic jetting device having a piezoelectric member positioned above a displaceable membrane. A voltage is applied across the piezoelectric member causing deformation of the piezoelectric member. The deformation of the piezoelectric member results in a displacement of the membrane, which is formed above a cavity. Displacement... Agent: Stmicroelectronics, Inc.
20130120507 - Ink droplet generation module: An ink droplet generation module for a print head assembly for a continuous ink jet printer, the printer having an ink supply system, a control system and a power supply system. The ink droplet generation module includes a supporting plate, an ink droplet generator, a charge electrode assembly, deflector plates,... Agent: Videojet Technologies Inc.
20130120509 - Elastic member for inkjet: An elastic member for inkjet includes a resin composition including at least a (b)-(a)-(b) type isobutylene-based triblock copolymer including an isobutylene-based polymer block (a) and a styrene-based polymer block (b), and a styrene-based polymer.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130120508 - Inkjet recording apparatus including ink receiving assembly: An inkjet recording apparatus includes an inkjet head to horizontally eject ink droplets to print on a recording medium and an ink receiving assembly to receive ink droplets ejected for dummy ejection from the inkjet head. The ink receiving assembly includes a non-porous ink receiving plate and a collection tank.... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20130120510 - Ink jet printing: An ink jet printer includes a print head, a gutter, an ink supply system, and a fluid cartridge. The fluid cartridge includes an inner collapsible container for containing a printing fluid. The container includes an outlet for connection to the printer, an outer housing, an electronic storage device, and at... Agent: Videojet Technologies Inc.
20130120511 - Inkjet printer: A printer includes an ink tank for retaining ink, nozzles for ejecting the ink, an ink flow passage for connecting the ink tank and the nozzles, and a filter chamber in which a filter is arranged. A first room is disposed downstream of the filter and a second room is... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130120512 - Compositions compatible with jet printing and methods therefor: Apparatus and methods for controlling application of a substance to a substrate involve the use of a gating agent that blocks the substance from or attracts the substance to the substrate. The apparatus and methods may utilize ink jet technology to apply the gating agent directly to the substrate or... Agent:
20130120513 - Image receiving member with internal support for inkjet printer: A thin wall ink image receiving member enables the ink image receiving member to reach operational temperatures from a cold state more quickly than image receiving members used in previously known printers. The thin wall image receiving member includes at least one annular support member fixedly mounted against the inner... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20130120514 - Light irradiation device, light irradiation module, and printing apparatus: A light irradiation device according to an embodiment includes a light emitting element, and a substrate on which the light emitting element is mounted. The substrate includes a laminated body constituted so that a plurality of insulating layers are laminated, a first heat transfer member disposed in the laminated body... Agent: Kyocera Corporation
20130120515 - Method of and apparatus for personalising a series of portable objects: Embodiments of the invention provide a method of and apparatus for graphically marking a series of portable objects, such as a card, each portable object being graphically marked on a respective zone by a respective marking device, wherein the marking devices are configured to perform the same marking operation simultaneously... Agent: Datacard Corporation
20130120516 - Printing apparatus: Provided is printing apparatus which includes: a light-emitting device array and a photoconductor, wherein the light-emitting device array includes the light-emitting devices of the number greater than the number of pixels of a single line of the print image, data of the single line of the print image are allocated... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130120517 - Method for marking a transparent container: o05/09/2013 > 21 patent applications in 17 patent subcategories.
20130113850 - Method of printing: A method for printing on a substrate, wherein the substrate is printed upon with a plate-based printing process, particularly with an offset printing process, and with a plateless printing process, particularly with an inkjet printing process, inline with the plate-based printing process. According to the invention, a printing resolution of... Agent: Manroland Ag
20130113851 - Printer, supplied power controller and computer program: A printer includes: an inkjet print head; an image processing part that processes image data and supplies the data to the print head; a main power supply that is connected to a commercial power source and supplies first power to the print head; a rechargeable sub-power supply that supplies second... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130113852 - Liquid discharge apparatus and liquid circulation method: Disclosed herein is a liquid discharge apparatus including a transporting unit to transport a medium, a storage unit to store liquid, a head unit to discharge the liquid onto the medium, a plurality of supply flow paths to supply the liquid from the storage unit to the head unit, a... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130113853 - Printing apparatus: A printing apparatus includes a printing material container 100 including a storage device 203, a plurality of storage device terminals, a first and a second individual mounting detection terminal DT1, DT2, a first and a second cartridge out detection terminal CO1, CO2; an individual mounting detection portion 330; a cartridge... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130113854 - Printing apparatus and method of circulating white ink: A printing apparatus includes a transporting unit which transports a medium, a head unit which discharges a plurality of types of ink onto the medium, a storage unit which stores white ink of the plurality of types of ink, a plurality of supply flow paths for supplying the white ink... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130113855 - Method and system for adjusting printhead voltage parameters in an inkjet printer: A method of operating a printer enables the mass of the ink drops ejected by the printheads in the printer to maintained in an optimal range without measuring the drop mass being ejected by the inkjets in the printheads. After calibration of the printheads, the printheads are operated with electrical... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20130113856 - Data generation apparatus, inkjet recording apparatus, and data generation method: An apparatus for generating data used to apply a plurality of inks similar in color and different in color material density, including a first ink and a second ink higher in color material density than the first ink, onto a pixel area on a recording medium with a recording head... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130113857 - Media transport system including active media steering: A digital printing system, for printing on a continuous web of print media, includes a media operation zone in which an operation is performed on the print media. A support structure guides a continuous web of print media under tension through the media operation zone. The support structure includes a... Agent:
20130113858 - Media processing device with enhanced media and ribbon loading and unloading features: A device for processing media may include a printhead pressure adjustment assembly including a barrel and a biasing element configured to apply a biasing force to the printhead, where the biasing force may be adjustable in response to the barrel being rotated about its axis. The printhead pressure adjustment assembly... Agent: Zih Corp.
20130113859 - Apparatus and method for inspecting printed material: Disclosed is an inspection apparatus which avoids a defective item from being mixed with good items, even when a marking device does not work appropriately and a mark for identifying a good item and a defective item cannot be applied. For this purpose, the apparatus is provided with a quality... Agent: Komori Corporation
20130113860 - Inkjet ink, ink cartridge, inkjet recording method, inkjet recording device, and inkjet recorded matter: To provide an inkjet ink, which contains: water; a wetting agent; a surfactant; and a colorant, wherein the wetting agent contains at least an amide compound represented by the following structural formula (I):... Agent:
20130113861 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus including a carriage having a contact portion and an image forming unit that ejects liquid onto a recording medium to form an image on the recording medium, a height adjustment mechanism provided to the carriage to change a height of the carriage, a guide member to... Agent:
20130113862 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus including a carriage, a height adjustment mechanism provided to the carriage to change a height of the carriage and including a cam member and a rotation guide member, a guide member to guide the carriage in a main scanning direction, and a pressing member to drive... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20130113863 - Liquid application device, liquid application method, and nanoimprint system: A liquid application device includes: a liquid discharge head having a structure in which nozzles for performing droplet ejection of a functional liquid onto a substrate are aligned in a row in a predetermined direction, and including liquid chambers connected to the nozzles respectively and piezoelectric elements which are provided... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130113864 - Aqueous ink, ink jet recording method, ink cartridge, recording unit and ink jet recording apparatus: The invention provides an aqueous ink comprising a polymer having hydroxyl groups and a pigment, which can provide images excellent in scratch resistance and highlighter resistance and can inhibit the seeping out phenomenon of the polymer and the deterioration of ejection characteristics even when it is stored for a long... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130113865 - Ink supply structure and fabricating method thereof: An ink supply structure includes at least one ink cartridge, at least one dye ink chamber, and at least one pigment ink chamber. The at least one dye ink chamber is contained in the at least one ink cartridge for storing a dye ink. The at least one pigment ink... Agent: Microjet Technology Co., Ltd
20130113866 - Non-aqueous inkjet ink: A non-aqueous inkjet ink including at least a pigment, a dye and organic solvents, wherein the total amount of the pigment and the dye is at least 3 mass % relative to the total amount of the ink, the content ratio of the pigment to the dye is in the... Agent: Riso Kagaku Corporation
20130113868 - Inkjet printing apparatus and a method for printing ultraviolet (uv) curable ink: An inkjet printing apparatus (10, 10′, 10″, 100, 100′) for printing ultraviolet (UV) curable ink (12) includes a printhead assembly (26) for printing the UV curable ink (12) on a substrate (14); a UV radiation source (20) for pinning the UV curable ink (12) printed on the surface of the... Agent:
20130113867 - Recording apparatus and liquid ejecting apparatus: An ink jet recording apparatus includes a recording head which discharges ultraviolet curing inks toward a recording sheet while reciprocally moving in a reciprocal movement direction M crossing a transportation direction S of the recording sheet; and an ultraviolet irradiation head which irradiates ultraviolet rays toward the ultraviolet curing inks... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130113869 - Inkjet printer: An Inkjet printer includes a movable conveyance belt, a first charging device, and a second charging device. Upon the conveyance belt, a recording medium is placed and conveyed at a given conveyance speed in a longitudinal, conveyance direction of the belt. The first charging device is disposed in contact with... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20130113870 - Tape drive and method of operation of a tape drive: A tape drive (10) and a method of operation of the tape drive (10), including obtaining the circumferences of a pair of spools of tape (30, 32), the pair of spools (30, 32) including a supply spool (30) upon which tape is initially wound, and a take-up spool (32) for... Agent: Markem-inaje Limited05/02/2013 > 47 patent applications in 29 patent subcategories.
20130106928 - Nail art device: A nail art device is provided. The device includes a finger holder for fixing a finger; and a printer unit for printing an image on the nail of the finger fixed by the finger holder, wherein the printer unit includes a printer head provided on a printer head frame, a... Agent:
20130106929 - Inkjet recording apparatus: An inkjet recording apparatus stabilizes an ink discharge amount of a line head, while suppressing an ink supply amount of a circulation route, thereby performing high quality image recording. The inkjet recording apparatus includes a first flow path configured to supply ink from an ink tank to a first discharge... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130106932 - Method for printing: A method of printing including providing an ink delivery system including a print head in fluid communication between a first tank and a second tank; and providing a pressure differential across the print head to cause ink to flow from the print head. With embodiments of the method, ink can... Agent: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
20130106930 - Printhead assembly including memory elements: A printhead assembly for a printing device is provided that includes a printhead comprising non-volatile memory elements. The memory elements include memristive elements. Each memristive element includes an active region disposed between two electrodes. The active region includes a switching layer formed of a switching material capable of carrying a... Agent:
20130106931 - Printing using a backwards motion: A printer is disclosed. The printer prints a swath of ink across the paper in a first direction. The printer moves the media with respect to the print head in a backwards direction and prints a second swath of ink across the media in a second opposite direction. The printer... Agent:
20130106933 - Driver for inkjet head: There is provided a driver for an inkjet head, capable of smoothly driving the inkjet head. The driver for an inkjet head includes: an amplifying unit having a plurality of amplifiers individually outputting signals having voltage levels amplified in accordance with a predetermined gain in a predetermined cycle; a coupling... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20130106934 - Ink-jet recording device and ink-jet recording control method: An ink-jet recording device is capable of correcting a recording position due to a leaning of a printing head and correcting of driving timing between multiple printing heads. Each nozzle row of a printing head is classified into multiple nozzle groups, and the driving timing of the nozzle groups other... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130106935 - Printing apparatus and calibration method: An optical sensor that outputs a signal based on reflected light intensity is moved in a second direction orthogonal to a transport direction of a medium. A pattern containing patches representing a plurality of gradation levels between a first gradation level and a second gradation level denser than the first... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130106936 - Method and systems for creating a printer model based on print columns: Disclosed are methods and systems for creating a printer model which maps device dependent color space representations of reference colors to device independent color space representations of the reference colors for a direct marking color printer. According to an exemplary method, a plurality of printer models are initially generated, each... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20130106937 - Printing apparatus, printing method, and printing program: A printing apparatus includes an image disposition processing unit that disposes a metallic image and a color image as a printing image. The image disposition processing unit disposes a color image in an outline area of the printing image.... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130106938 - Printing apparatus: A printing apparatus includes a replaceable set tray on which a target printing material is set, an ink discharge unit which prints by discharging ink according to printing data onto the target printing material, a storage unit which stores the type of set tray specified in the printing data when... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130106939 - Image recording apparatus: An image recording apparatus, comprising: a recording device; a cassette; a discharge tray; a conveying path; a conveyor; an electrical power supply; a cooling air flow path; an air blower to apply a wind-force to air; a casing; and an additional cassette device attached to a lower portion of the... Agent:
20130106940 - Liquid ejecting device: A liquid ejecting device including a liquid ejecting head having an ejection surface, a liquid receiving member having a liquid receiving surface, an annular member for sealing an ejection surface, a positional relationship adjusting unit for adjusting a positional relationship between the ejection surface and the liquid receiving surface, an... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20130106941 - Recording device, method of controlling a recording device, and a storage medium storing a program run by a control unit that controls the recording device: User concerns caused by a time lag between issuing a command for a specific operation and the start of the specific operation are reduced without reducing the accuracy of ejection problem detection by a nozzle check process. The nozzle check execution unit of an inkjet printer monitors if a cut... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130106945 - Aqueous inkjet ink and method for forming inkjet image: Disclosed is an aqueous inkjet ink which may contain water, a pigment, an organic or an inorganic acid, an amine, a resin that has a higher pKa than the organic or the inorganic acid, and a cross-linking agent. The aqueous inkjet ink exhibits excellent abrasion resistance even in cases where... Agent: Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.
20130106942 - Methods of forming patterns on a substrate: A method of forming patterns on a substrate, the method including: placing a mask having an opening defining a portion of one surface of a substrate on which patterns are to be formed on the substrate; forming a first modification layer in the opening by ejecting a surface modification ink... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130106943 - Printing apparatus, printing method, and printing program: A printing apparatus includes an image disposition processing unit that disposes a metallic image and a color image as a printing image. The image disposition processing unit disposes a metallic image in an outline area of the printing image.... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130106944 - Sealant for inkjet head: Disclosed is a sealant for an inkjet head (1) which can achieve compatibility between shape retention and uniform filling property, (2) in which breaking of members due to material properties in cured product is unlikely to occur, (3) which has good adhesiveness, and (4) which has a long working life.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130106946 - Liquid treatment agent coating device for inkjet printer, method of operating liquid treatment agent coating device, and image forming system: Disclosed is a liquid treatment agent coating device including a coating roller that coats a recording medium with a liquid treatment agent; a pressing roller that cooperates with the coating roller to nip and convey the recording medium; a first container that holds the coating roller and the liquid treatment... Agent:
20130106948 - Capping for inkjet printers: A device for an inkjet printer includes a compliant cap, which in turn includes a floor and flexible walls extending upwardly from the floor, and a lip formed on the walls. The floor, walls and lip define an open interior volume sized to accommodate a print head assembly of the... Agent:
20130106949 - Fluid ejecting apparatus and maintenance method of fluid ejecting apparatus: A fluid ejecting apparatus includes a fluid ejecting head in which nozzles are formed on a nozzle forming surface and corresponding maintenance devices. A supporting member supports each of the maintenance devices in a disposition state that corresponds to the fluid ejecting head. A simultaneous transfer mechanism moves the supporting... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130106947 - Liquid ejection apparatus: A liquid ejection apparatus includes a liquid ejection head, a capping unit, a supply unit, a wiping unit, and a control unit controlling these components. Upon receiving a maintenance signal, the control unit controls the capping unit and the supply unit so as to perform a second supplying operation of... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20130106950 - Combined capper and platen for a stationary print head: A combined capper-platen for a stationary print head is disclosed. The capper-platen has a platen arranged below the stationary print head. The platen is movable towards and away from the print head. The capper-platen also has a capper having a perimeter gasket. The perimeter gasket is arranged around the platen... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20130106952 - Maintenance unit having a plurality of wipers, and ink-jet recording apparatus: A maintenance unit used in an ink-jet recording apparatus including a plurality of recording heads having ink ejection surfaces includes a plurality of wipers, a carriage, a support frame, a drive mechanism, and a lifting and lowering mechanism. The plurality of wipers may be positioned so as to correspond to... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
20130106951 - Print head maintenance system: A system for maintaining an elongate stationary print head is disclosed. The system has a carriage movable lengthwise along the elongate stationary print head. The carriage has a roller urged against the print head during movement in at least one direction. The system also has two reels, with a strip... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20130106953 - Liquid ejecting apparatus and method for controlling liquid ejecting head: One of the two flow passages branches from one of two ink cartridges to one of the two discharging portions and one of the two individual discharging portions. The other flow passage branches from the other ink cartridge to the other discharging portion and the other individual discharging portion. A... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130106954 - Wide-array inkjet printhead assembly: A wide-array inkjet printhead assembly with die carriers includes a backbone which delivers fluid through a manifold with a number of openings. The openings are spaced apart according to a opening pitch. A plurality of inkjet die includes trenches with a trench pitch which is smaller than the opening pitch.... Agent:
20130106955 - Printing apparatus and printing method: A printing apparatus includes: a first nozzle for ejecting clear ink to form a first dot; and a second nozzle for ejecting color ink to form a second dot, wherein, when forming a color image on a photoluminescent ground layer by means of the second dot, the first dot is... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130106956 - Fluid supply housing: A fluid supply housing includes a fluid chamber, a fluid slot distanced from the fluid chamber and a head surface. The fluid supply housing includes a fluid channel between the fluid chamber and the fluid slot. The fluid channel has a passageway that is straight and has a constant slope... Agent:
20130106957 - Print media bottom portion printing: A method of printing includes ejecting ink drops onto a bottom portion of a print media from ink orifices of a first portion of a printhead; after ejecting ink drops from the first portion of the printhead, advancing the print media; and after advancing the print media, ejecting ink drops... Agent:
20130106958 - Liquid ejecting head, liquid ejecting apparatus and piezoelectric element: Provided is a piezoelectric element including a first electrode, a piezoelectric layer, and a second electrode, wherein the piezoelectric layer is formed of a complex oxide having a perovskite structure containing bismuth, barium, iron and titanium, binding energy of C—C and C—H states of a peak due to C 1s... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130106959 - Liquid ejecting head, liquid ejecting apparatus and piezoelectric element: Provided is a piezoelectric element including a first electrode, a piezoelectric layer, and a second electrode, wherein the piezoelectric layer is formed of a complex oxide having a perovskite structure containing bismuth, barium, iron and titanium, binding energy of C—C and C—H states of a peak due to C 1s... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130106960 - Liquid ejecting head, liquid ejecting apparatus and piezoelectric element: A liquid ejecting head for discharging liquid from nozzle openings is provided. The liquid ejecting head includes a piezoelectric element comprising a piezoelectric film inserted between electrodes with buffer layer on one or two surfaces of the piezoelectric film, wherein the piezoelectric film is made from barium titanate-based composition having... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130106961 - Printhead and related methods and systems: A printhead includes a moveable membrane, a piezoelectric actuator to move the membrane, and electronic circuitry disposed on the moveable membrane. A method of fabricating a printhead includes fabricating CMOS circuitry on a first side of a circuit wafer, and forming a chamber in a second side of the circuit... Agent:
20130106962 - Ink distribution configuration for carriage inkjet printer: An inkjet printer includes a manifold having a first outlet that is fluidically connected to a first nozzle array; a second outlet that is fluidically connected to a second nozzle array; a third outlet that is fluidically connected to a third nozzle array; a fourth outlet that is fluidically connected... Agent:
20130106963 - Inkjet head unit and inkjet apparatus: There is provided an inkjet apparatus capable of adjusting pressure in an inkjet head to a predetermined slightly negative pressure without limitations on the installation location of a pressure adjustment unit and without stopping the flow of liquid. The inkjet apparatus includes an inkjet head for discharging ink droplets and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130106964 - Ink tank configuration for inkjet printer: An ink tank that is detachably mountable to an inkjet printhead, the ink tank includes a first ink source including a first ink supply port; a second ink source including a second ink supply port, the second ink supply port being separated from the first supply ink port along a... Agent:
20130106965 - Recording apparatus having liquid supply system: In a recording apparatus, a first casing holds a supporting portion. A second casing holds a recording head and a first tank. The second casing is connected to the first casing so as to be rotatable relative to the first casing about a prescribed axis, the second casing being configured... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20130106966 - Digital curing methods and systems for energy efficient package printing using radiaiton curable inks: A digital curing system includes a raster scanning apparatus and a laser diode. The raster scanning apparatus scans an image with light emitted by the laser diode to digitally address the image with appropriate amounts of light to cure portions of the image as desired.... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20130106968 - Printing material receptacle, label, and printing apparatus: A printing material receptacle fitted on a printing apparatus includes a first recording unit for recording updatable first information relating to the printing material receptacle to be updatable and visible using a non-electronic method and a second recording unit for recording updatable second information relating to the printing material receptacle... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130106967 - Recording apparatus with recording-medium conveying mechanism: In a recording apparatus, a first casing holds an accommodating portion and a conveying mechanism. A second casing holds a recording head, a first discharging portion and a first tank. The second casing is connected to the first casing so as to be rotatable relative to the first casing about... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20130106969 - Liquid ejection apparatus having first casing and second casing rotatable relative to first casing: In a liquid ejection apparatus, a second casing is connected to a first casing so as to be rotatable relative to the first casing about a prescribed axis. The second casing holds a liquid ejection head and a cartridge holding portion. A lower wall of the cartridge holding portion extends... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20130106970 - Nail print apparatus including display control unit which distinguishes between printed region and non-printed region in fingernail under printing to display fingernail: A nail print apparatus, including a print head which performs printing on a fingernail of a user; a display unit; and a display control unit which displays a printing image on the display unit so that the user can distinguish between a printed region and a non-printed region in the... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
20130106973 - Electrophotographic image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus forms a first patch with a light amount obtained by reducing a target light amount of a light amount control unit by a predetermined percentage, and forms a second patch with a light amount obtained by a shading control unit reducing the target light amount by... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130106972 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a control unit performing a first rotation control process of switching on and off current-supplying in accordance with a change in a first deviation between a first rotation speed of a brushless motor and a target speed regardless of a change in an integrated value... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20130106971 - Optical scanner and image forming apparatus including same: An optical scanner includes a light source for projecting a light beam against a target, a deflector for deflecting the light beam, a coupling lens, an optical element, a light source support member, and a housing. The coupling lens directs the light beam to the deflector. The optical element focuses... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20130106974 - 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: Videojet Technologies (nottingham) Limited04/25/2013 > 44 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories.
20130100183 - Viscosity modulated dual feed continuous liquid ejector: A continuous liquid ejector includes a structure including a wall. A portion of the wall defines a nozzle having a first fluidic resistance R1. A first liquid feed channel is in fluid communication with the nozzle. The first liquid feed channel has a second fluidic resistance R2. A first drop... Agent:
20130100184 - Inkjet recording apparatus and method for cleaning carriage: A method for cleaning a carriage of an inkjet recording apparatus including a recording head configured to discharge ink to execute recording on a sheet, a conveyance unit configured to convey the sheet, a carriage configured to mount the recording head thereon and to move in a main-scanning direction crossing... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130100185 - Alcu hard mask process: A process for forming a metal interconnection in an integrated circuit includes forming a first metal layer and a second metal layer on the first metal layer. Photoresist is placed on the second metal layer and patterned to form a mask. The second metal layer is etched. The mask is... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Pte Ltd.
20130100187 - Print control apparatus, print control method, and recording medium: A print control apparatus configured to cause a printing unit to perform print processing includes a determination unit configured to determine whether a condition for executing maintenance processing of the printing unit is satisfied, a shortening unit configured to shorten redundant maintenance operations in first maintenance processing and second maintenance... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130100186 - Printing apparatus and printing method: A printing apparatus includes a first part of nozzles that ejects at least one of brilliant ink and white ink to a medium, a second part of nozzles that ejects color ink to the medium, and a control unit that forms a first image by the first part of nozzles... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130100188 - Printing apparatus and printing method: A printing apparatus includes a nozzle that ejects brilliant ink to a medium to form a brilliant image, a nozzle that ejects color ink to the medium to form a color image, and a control unit that ejects the color ink after ejecting the brilliant ink to the medium, applies,... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130100190 - Printing apparatus and printing method: A printing apparatus includes (A) a head that discharges first ink and second ink having a color different from that of the first ink, (B) an optical sensor that includes a light source and a light receiving section, and (C) a controller. In the printing apparatus, when the controller corrects... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130100191 - Printing apparatus and printing method: A head unit is provided that includes a plurality of head groups having a first head and a second head in a direction which crosses a transport direction of a medium. Color difference is obtained which indicates difference in color between patches formed for each band using dots having the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130100189 - Printing apparatus and processing method thereof: A printing apparatus includes a printhead configured to array a nozzle array in which a plurality of nozzles for discharging ink are arrayed in the first direction, a reading unit configured to read, as a plurality of luminance values aligned in a nozzle arrayed direction, an inspection pattern formed by... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130100192 - Printing near saturation: A printer is disclosed. The printer prints colors near saturation using mostly a first ink and prints saturated colors using mostly a second ink. The second ink has a reduced loading of the colorant in the first ink.... Agent:
20130100194 - Method to execute a pause function during printing operation in an ink print apparatus: In a method to execute a pause function of an ink printing system wherein a printing substrate web is printed with a printing unit with print bars having print heads, a real value of a web tension of the printing substrate web is measured with a web tension sensor. In... Agent:
20130100193 - Printing apparatus and inspection method: There are provided a printing apparatus and an inspection method which can reduce a position deviation of an inspection pattern upon reading the inspection pattern to perform an accurate inspection. A sheet conveyance misalignment in a continuous sheet is corrected in a corrective unit. The inspection pattern is printed on... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130100195 - Geographically based humidity adjustment of printhead maintenance: A method of controlling a maintenance operation of an inkjet printhead in an inkjet printer, the method includes providing at least one parameter of the maintenance operation as a function of humidity condition; providing a table of average humidity conditions for a geographic locale in which the printer is located;... Agent:
20130100197 - Indoor humidity condition adjustment of printhead maintenance: A method of controlling a maintenance operation of an inkjet printhead in an inkjet printer, the method includes providing at least one parameter of the maintenance operation as a function of humidity condition; providing a humidity sensor external to the inkjet printer; receiving data from a humidity sensor external to... Agent:
20130100196 - Weather based humidity adjustment of printhead maintenance: A method of controlling a maintenance operation of an inkjet printhead in an inkjet printer, the method includes providing at least one parameter of the maintenance operation as a function of humidity condition; receiving data corresponding to a current outdoor humidity condition; determining a humidity condition corresponding to the current... Agent:
20130100198 - Printing apparatus and printing method: A printing apparatus includes a cooling unit configured to actively cool a sheet, a humidification unit configured to increase a moisture content of the sheet by supplying a humidified gas onto the sheet, and an inkjet print head configured to perform printing on the sheet having a moisture content increased... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130100199 - Ink jet printing apparatus and maintenance method: Even when a pressurizing operation is performed, degradation of the quality of a printing head due to wiping of a nozzle surface is suppressed. In an ink jet printing apparatus including a printing head, an ink tank, a first pump arranged in an ink supplying path for supplying ink from... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130100200 - Inkjet printing apparatus and preliminary ejection method: In a case where a temperature of the print head at a cap closing time is 35° C. or more and the cap closing time is less than six hours, a predetermined preliminary ejection is performed and the ejection number is set to 4000. That is, the predetermined preliminary ejection... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130100201 - Printhead cap assembly: Example embodiments disclosed herein relate to a printhead cap assembly. An example includes a rigid base member and a mount gimbaled with respect to the rigid base member and configured to define a recess including a side. The printhead cap assembly additionally includes a sealing member configured to include a... Agent:
20130100202 - Inkjet recording apparatus: An inkjet recording apparatus includes a recording head configured to discharge ink, a first waste ink retaining member configured to absorb ink discharged from the recording head, a second waste ink retaining member arranged below the first waste ink retaining member, a first inclined surface configured to flow waste ink... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130100203 - System for ink removal from a printhead assembly: A printhead cleaning device includes a housing having an opening and an ink receptacle positioned within the opening. A member extends from the ink receptacle and through the opening. The member is configured to contact a faceplate of a printhead to enable liquid ink emitted onto the faceplate to move... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20130100206 - Driving apparatus and recording apparatus: A driving apparatus includes an endless belt supported by a drive pulley configured to be driven by a motor and an idler pulley, and a moving member configured to be coupled to the endless belt and moved by driving the drive pulley by the motor, wherein a first limit value... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130100205 - Inkjet printing apparatus and method for discharging shipping ink: The method of this invention for discharging a shipping ink from a newly installed print head filled with that ink minimizes the amount of shipping ink that may remain in the print head after the ink discharging process is performed. The shipping ink discharging method according to this invention comprises:... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130100207 - Single-pass inkjet printer: A single-pass inkjet printer is specified with a running path for guiding a printing medium along a running direction and with a number of print-head modules which extend over the running path in a transverse direction. It is provided here that the print-head modules are arranged in each case such... Agent: Padaluma Ink-jet-solutions Gmbh & Co. Kg
20130100204 - Systems for regulating airflow velocity in print gap regions of micro-fluid ejection devices: Disclosed is a system for regulating airflow velocity in a print gap region of a micro-fluid ejection device. The system includes a carrier member configured to carry an ejection head therewithin; a nozzle array configured at a bottom portion of the ejection head; and a channel member extending from a... Agent:
20130100208 - Method of manufacturing liquid ejection head and liquid ejection head: A method of manufacturing a liquid ejection head includes: defining a first imaginary reference line along the longitudinal direction of a base member and measuring the distances between the first imaginary reference line and at least two liquid supply port portions of a liquid supply port row, including defining a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130100209 - Print-head module: A print-head module for a single-pass inkjet printer is specified, which print-head module includes a housing, a hangar part which is fastened to the housing for hanging in a manner which is oriented in the direction of gravity, and a number of print heads which are arranged on the housing... Agent: Padaluma Ink-jet-solutions Gmbh & Co. Kg
20130100211 - Inkjet recording head: An inkjet recording head of an embodiment includes: an elastic film provided to form a part of a pressure-generating chamber connected to a nozzle opening; and a piezoelectric film-laminated part, an end thereof being fixed to the elastic film, a central part thereof facing the elastic film having an air... Agent:
20130100212 - Process for adding thermoset layer to piezoelectric printhead: Disclosed is a process for preparing an ink jet printhead which comprises: (a) providing a diaphragm plate having a plurality of piezoelectric transducers bonded thereto; (b) aligning an electrical circuit board having a fill joint with the piezoelectric transducers and temporarily attaching the electrical circuit board to the piezoelectric transducers,... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20130100213 - Ink supply apparatus: According to one embodiment, an ink supply apparatus supplies ink to a recording head. The ink supply apparatus includes a pump for circulating ink, a first tank for supplying ink to the recording head, a second tank for receiving ink from the recording head, a third tank supplied with ink... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
20130100214 - 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
20130100215 - Ink-jet recording apparatus, ink supply method, power shutdown method, and method for shutting down temperature adjustment unit of ink-jet recording device: An ink jet recording apparatus includes: a head that ejects droplets of ink; a flow passage portion; and a temperature adjustment unit. The flow passage portion supplies the ink to the head. The flow passage portion includes, in a part thereof, a reservoir unit that reserves the ink. The temperature... Agent: Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.
20130100216 - Imaging device and imaging method: In order to achieve this object, the present invention is equipped with: an ink-jet head 2; a pre-curing ultraviolet irradiation device 3; a head unit 4 in which is installed the ink-jet head 2 and the pre-curing ultraviolet irradiation device 3; a medium holding unit 5 that holds a medium... Agent:
20130100220 - Liquid ejecting apparatus: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes: a head that ejects liquid to be cured by receiving irradiation of an electromagnetic wave onto a medium; a provisional-curing irradiation section that emits a first electromagnetic wave to a dot formed on the medium by the liquid; and a main-curing irradiation section that emits... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130100217 - Printing apparatus and sheet drying device: To downsize a drying device that blows gas on a sheet to dry the sheet. A printing apparatus is provided with: a print head of an inkjet type; and a drying unit that dries a sheet printed by a print head. The drying unit has: a plurality of conveying rollers... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130100221 - Radiation curable inkjet printing methods: A radiation curable inkjet printing method for producing printed flexible foils and plastic bags wherein a web-like polymeric substrate having a maximum value for Tan δ between 40° C. and 110° C. and a surface energy Ssub is printed upon using a single pass inkjet printer with a non-aqueous radiation... Agent: Agfa Graphics Nv
20130100218 - Recording apparatus: An ink jet printer includes a liquid recording head that is arranged at a halfway position of a transportation path of a sheet to be transported to a downstream side from an upstream side, and performs surface print processing by adhering ink to a surface of the sheet, a drying... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130100219 - Sheet conveyance apparatus, printing apparatus, and jam clearing method: A sheet conveyance apparatus comprising: a first processing unit including a first sheet conveyance mechanism; a second processing unit including a second sheet conveyance mechanism; a cutting unit, interposed between the first processing unit and the second processing unit, for cutting the sheet; and a controlling unit that controls, in... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130100222 - Printing apparatus: A decision is made for each page as to whether to allow image printing on that page, by comparing the remaining sheet length DL with a length of an image about to be printed, IL. A length of a non-printed, rear-end cut sheet is also checked to determine whether the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130100223 - Sheet conveyance apparatus and printing apparatus: A sheet conveyance apparatus comprising: a sheet conveyance path; a loop forming unit that is disposed on the sheet conveyance path and bends, in a loop, the sheet to be conveyed; and a guide unit that is stepwise high at both sides whereas low at the center, as viewed in... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130100224 - Method of making a patterned layer for absorbent article: A patterned layer is intended to be used in an absorbent article, and has a pattern, for example in the form of a text or an image, which appears clearly legible or interpretable for an observer at a certain distance. The pattern can be formed by a number of dots... Agent: Sca Hygiene Products Ab
20130100225 - Image forming apparatus: According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus includes a photoconductive drum, a line-type LED exposing unit disposed to be opposed to the photoconductive drum, an exposing unit supporting tray configured to support the LED exposing unit to be capable of approaching and separating from the photoconductive drum in a... Agent:
20130100226 - Image-forming apparatus and method for controlling image-forming apparatus: This image-forming apparatus includes a plurality of photosensitive drums, a plurality of laser scanning units, and a motor control unit. A motor control unit detects the time difference between a change point of the detection signal of a reference color and the change points of colors targeted for phase correction,... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.Previous industry: Recorders
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