PRIMERA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
|PRIMERA TECHNOLOGY, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140212256||ANTI-STICK HISTOLOGICAL SPECIMEN SLIDE FEEDER AND METHOD - An apparatus and method for feeding histology specimen slides from a stack of the slides in a slide printer. The stack of slides includes first, next-to-be removed and second slides having adjacent surfaces. A flow of gas is applied to a location that the adjacent surfaces of the first and second slides meet when removing the first slide from the stack. The flow of gas, which may be a jet or blast of air applied through a nozzle, and which may be applied before and/or during the removal of the slide from the stack, helps un-stick the slides to enhance the feeding action.||07-31-2014|
|20140130325||System for finishing printed labels using multiple X-Y cutters - A label finishing station receives a web carrying printed images for labels arranged so there are a plurality of images formed in rows or ranks across the width of the web. The images are also arranged in longitudinal columns along the length of the web. A cutting station carries a plurality of cutter heads to cut out the plurality of labels forming each row or rank simultaneously. The web, with the label peripheries cut out, may be slit longitudinally and formed into finished rolls of labels.||05-15-2014|
|20140078235||REVERSE TRANSFER COLOR PRINTERS FOR HISTOLOGICAL SPECIMEN SLIDES AND CASSETTES - A reverse transfer printer and method for printing information onto histological specimen containers such as slides and cassettes. One embodiment of the method includes printing an ink specimen information image onto a transfer medium, and transferring the transfer medium with the specimen information image onto a print zone of the specimen container, with the transfer medium covering the ink.||03-20-2014|
|20130224088||HISTOLOGICAL SPECIMEN CASSETTE - A unitary molded polymer histological specimen cassette includes a base defining a compartment, a lid, and a hinge connecting the lid to the base and enabling the lid to move between an open position and a closed position with respect to en the base. The lid and base are configured to form a fulcrum and apply sufficient tension to the hinge to fracture the hinge when the lid is moved from the open position to the closed position. Another embodiment of the cassette includes a panel extending from the base and having a print-receptive front surface, a rear surface and a first thickness. A plurality of spaced apart support walls extend between and are integrally molded with the base and the rear surface of the panel to support the panel with respect to the base. The cassette includes a sufficient number of support walls at spaced-apart positions to provide the panel with sufficient rigidity to enable printing on the print-receptive surface. All of the support walls have a substantially equal second thickness that is less than the first thickness of the panel, and the second thickness is a thickness with respect to the first thickness that causes the panel to be sufficiently flat and smooth to enable printing on the print-receptive surface.||08-29-2013|
|20130222444||COLOR PRINTER SYSTEM FOR HISTOLOGICAL SPECIMEN SLIDES AND CASSETTES - A color printer for histological specimen containers such as slides and cassettes includes a specimen container receiving structure to receive histological specimen containers having a print zone, an ink receiving structure to receive a multi-colored ink source, a printhead, a drive mechanism to drive specimen containers received by the container receiving structure with respect to the print head, and a control system. The control system is responsive to specimen data representative of histological specimens and controls the drive mechanism and the printhead, including causing the print head to transfer multiple colors of ink from the ink source and print specimen information in color on the print zones of specimen containers. In one embodiment of the invention the specimen data includes color data representative of a color that identifies specimen information, and the control system causes the printhead to print the specimen information in color as a function of the color data. In another embodiment the control system causes the printhead to print specimen information in the form of a color bar as a function of the color data, and to print specimen information in the form of text and a bar code in black.||08-29-2013|
|20130220156||CARTRIDGE FOR HISTOLOGICAL SPECIMEN SLIDES - A cartridge for histological specimen slides includes a generally enclosed body and a slide holder. The body is configured for removable insertion into a specimen slide printer, and includes a slide holder receiving opening and a slide feed opening. The slide holder holds a plurality of specimen slides and is configured to be positioned within and removed from the body through the slide holder receiving opening. When loaded in the body the slide holder positions and presents the slides to the slide feed opening in the body. A memory chip for storing information relating to the slides can be mounted to the holder, and is located adjacent an access opening in the body when the holder is positioned in the body.||08-29-2013|
|20110061787||System For Finishing Printed Labels Using Multiple X-Y Cutters - A label finishing station receives a web carrying printed images for labels arranged so there are a plurality of images formed in rows or ranks across the width of the web. The images are also arranged in longitudinal columns along the length of the web. A cutting station carries a plurality of cutter heads to cut out the plurality of labels forming each row or rank simultaneously. The web, with the label peripheries cut out, may be slit longitudinally and formed into finished rolls of labels.||03-17-2011|
|20110006148||TENSIONER FOR CONTINUOUS WEB REWIND ROLL - A tensioner for controlling tension in a continuous web being wound onto a rewind roller after the web is processed, for example after printing on labels carried on the web. The tensioner receives the web from a processor and has a slack sensor between the processor and the input of the tensioner. The slack sensor indicates when the slack is a selected minimum, and the web is clamped by the tensioner. After a selected time, which is before the slack sensor indicates a maximum slack is present, the motor driving the rewind roller is stopped and the web is unclamped. After unclamping the web, the rewind roll is again driven at a speed to take up more of the web than that which is driven by the processor, to wrap the web around the core until the slack sensor indicates the slack in the web is at a minimum.||01-13-2011|
Patent applications by PRIMERA TECHNOLOGY, INC.