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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
400578000 SHEET OR WEB (E.G., RECORD-MEDIUM FEEDING MECHANISM) 532
400076000 INCLUDING CONTROL OF FORMAT BY PROGRAMMED-CONTROL-SYSTEM 112
400191000 INCLUDING INTERPOSED INKING DEVICE (E.G., RIBBON) FOR RECORD-MEDIUM 100
400472000 KEY-BOARD OR KEY LEVER-ACTUATING MECHANISM 89
400679000 MEANS AUXILIARY TO TYPEWRITING FUNCTION 30
400283000 CARRIAGE OR CARRIAGE-MOVING OR MOVEMENT-REGULATING MECHANISM 21
400118200 TYPING BY OTHER THAN TYPE-FACE OR TYPE-DIE 21
400061000 INCLUDING CONTROL OF FORMAT AND SELECTION OF TYPE-FACE BY PROGRAMMED CONTROL-SYSTEM (E.G., INPUT TYPEWRITER) 13
400109000 FOREIGN LANGUAGE OR BRAILLE TYPEWRITER 8
400055000 INCLUDING ADJUSTMENT FOR OPTIMUM PRINTING PLANE 7
400070000 INCLUDING SELECTION OF TYPE-FACE BY PROGRAMMED-CONTROL-SYSTEM OR BY REMOTE CONTROL 5
20130136518PRINTING CONTROL METHOD AND PRINTER - The disclosure provides a printing control method and a printer. The printing control method comprises: detecting the state of paper, and performing a mark process on printed receipt paper when the state of the paper is abnormal. With the disclosure, one or more problems caused by the abnormality of paper can be avoided.05-30-2013
20090269117PAGE IDING FOR POST PROCESSING PRINTING - A system and method for implementing identification tags for print projects is disclosed. The method includes programming variable unique identification tags in each image of a job and subset of the job and printing the job on a form of media with the identification tag where the identification tag contains information capable of linking the form of media to the job. The identification tag may be implemented to microprinting, visual encoding, or infrared watermarking. The identification tag enables re-feeding the job for an update without the job needing to be fed in any certain type of order. Furthermore, even if the wrong job is fed into a printer/finisher, the update will not be implemented unless it is specifically programmed into the printer/finisher.10-29-2009
20080240827Printing apparatus - A printing apparatus is provided that can display information necessary for recovery during operation of the printing apparatus to a user at low cost. The printing apparatus of the present invention performs printing upon receiving print information generated by a print information generation apparatus, and the printing apparatus can communicate with an external processing apparatus such as a portable telephone held by the user. The printing apparatus further has a short-range data communication unit performing wireless personal area network communication such as infrared communication, and transmits printing apparatus information showing the status of the printing apparatus such as error messages about the printing apparatus to the external processing apparatus via the short-range data communication unit.10-02-2008
20090257804SIMPLIFIED WALK-UP ENABLEMENT OF INTERNET-BASED, PERSONALIZED ACCESS TO RETAIL IMAGING DEVICES AND SERVICES - An apparatus and method for loading and configuring an imaging device driver to facilitate turnkey remote access via the internet to the complete and explicit feature set and capabilities provided by a specific, user selected, retail imaging kiosk or digital photofinishing system.10-15-2009
20090035042PRINTING DEVICE AND PRINTING METHOD THEREOF - A printing device that includes: a printing unit that performs double-sided printing on special paper; and a control unit that controls the printing unit to print one side of the special paper at a first printing rate, and to print the other side of the special paper at a different second printing rate. Accordingly, an overall printing rate is faster than a conventional printing device, a fixing quality is maintained, and printing performance is improved. The printing device can include a interface unit or a UI unit, to set the first and second printing rates.02-05-2009
400663000 LOCKING OR INTERLOCKING MECHANISM 5
20090202286Operating mechanism for a printer cover, and a printer - The mechanism for opening and closing an operating cover of a printer having a discharge guide that remains in the same posture while moving in conjunction with opening and closing the operating cover prevents the gap between the discharge guide and the cover case of the operating cover from widening when the operating cover opens and closes. In a roll paper printer 08-13-2009
20100178094PRINTER WITH A PEELER MECHANISM - A printer having an opening/closing cover for providing access to a roll paper compartment, a peeler mechanism for peeling printed labels from a web and for dispensing the peeled printed labels from the printer and an opening and closing mechanism 07-15-2010
20110110699PRINTER - A printer comprises: a printer body (05-12-2011
20110188917Printer - Provided is a printer in which attachment and detachment manipulation of a platen roller can be easily performed, in which the platen roller can be retained with high reliability at a time of attachment, and in which downsizing of the entire printer is achieved due to use of the platen roller smaller in diameter. A printer (08-04-2011
20110103871LABEL PRINTER - A label printing apparatus, comprising a cassette-receiving bay adapted to receive a cassette, said cassette-receiving bay having a base, an opening opposite the base, and side walls extending between the base and the opening; a cassette locking mechanism comprising at least one locking element having a locking position for engagement with a cassette inserted into said cassette-receiving bay; and cassette detection means operable to determine whether said at least one locking element is engaged with a cassette inserted into the cassette-receiving bay.05-05-2011
400088000 POCKET TYPEWRITER 3
20090016795HAND-HELD THERMAL TRANSFER PRINTER FOR LABELING - Various embodiments of a hand-held printer that includes an area for receiving a cassette carrying label material, a drive system for positioning the label material relative to a printhead, and a processing circuit for receiving inputs, producing outputs and controlling the drive system. In addition, a cassette having an ID circuit is described. The hand-held printer obtains information from the ID circuit when the cassette is inserted into the printer. The information may include, for example, a label type, label quantity, date information or information regarding printer settings for a print job previously printed from the cassette. In other embodiments, the hand-held printer may have a modular keyboard, such as a keyboard adapted for a particular application or language. The hand-held printer may include a latching mechanism that is capable of positioning a nip roller in relation to a printhead after a cassette is inserted and/or secure the cassette.01-15-2009
20090185847Semiautomatic electronic printer - A semiautomatic electronic printer comprises a housing (07-23-2009
20080286025Mobile messaging micro-printer - A mobile micro-printer delivers and prints incoming messages and text instantly and privately in hard copy on paper or pre-treated plastic and is compatible with cell phones and smart phones. It provides for instant or text messaging from computers, laptops, PDAs, cell or smart phones and other platforms to a user's cell or smart phone to the micro-printer. The mobile micro-printer incorporates a variety of wireless technologies. It can be fully automatic and wireless and can be clipped to a belt, clipped to a strap, or tucked away within each reach. It can produce hard copy messages in viewable text, in Braille, or in a combination of both.11-20-2008
400091000 STENOGRAPHIC TYPEWRITER 3
20130051887Device and Method for Identifying Stacking and Splitting of Stenographic Keystrokes - A method, device, and computer program product for analyzing multiple keystrokes in an electronic stenographic recording machine having keys forming stenographic keystrokes when actuated includes sensing a depressed state of at least first and second keys and recording first and second depression times, sensing released states of the first and second keys and recording first and second release times, determining an elapsed depression-release time for each of the first and second stenographic keys, determining a percentage of chronological overlap of each of the elapsed depression-release times, and separating the first and second key depressions into separate stenographic keystrokes when the percentage of chronological overlap indicates a lack of correlation between the first and second key depressions.02-28-2013
20110110696Adjustable Stenographic Keyboard Device and Method for Electronically Adjusting Key Depth Sensitivity - A device and method for determining key registration settings in a stenographic device, includes a plurality of keys making up a standard stenographic keyboard, each key having a resting position, a depressed position, and a range of depression positions between the resting position and the depressed position, a memory, and a processor communicatively coupled to the memory and to the plurality of keys. The processor is operable to store in the memory, for at least one of the keys, a depression indicator corresponding to a current depression position of the key selected from the resting position, the depressed position, and one of the depression positions within the range of depression positions.05-12-2011
20110116854Stenographic Keyboard Device Providing Extended Set of Keys and Method for Electronically Adjusting Key Depth Sensitivity - A method for entering information through a keyboard of a stenographic machine includes the steps of entering a first stenographic character by transitioning a key in a first set of keys from a first rest position to a fully depressed position at a given distance away from a first upper surface in a key-depressing direction, transitioning at least one key in a second set of keys from a second rest position to a second depressed position, the second rest position being further from the first rest position in the key-depressing direction than the given distance, and, while the at least one key in the second set of keys is in the second depressed position, entering at least a portion of a second stenographic character different from the first stenographic character by transitioning the at least one key in the first set of keys from the first rest position to a depressed position.05-19-2011
400139000 INCLUDING TYPE-SET-ASSEMBLAGE MOUNTED ON CARRIER AND RELATIVELY MOVABLE FOR SELECTION AND FOR IMPACT OF TYPE-FACE 2
20090022535DUAL OPPOSED PRINT HEAD ENVELOPE PRINTER - According to some embodiments, a method is provided. The method comprises printing a return address on a mail piece, and printing a destination address on the mail piece. A first print head assembly prints the return address and a second print head assembly prints the destination address. At least part of the return address is printed simultaneously with at least part of the destination address. The first print head assembly prints in a first direction and the second print head assembly prints in a second direction, where the first direction is opposite of the second direction.01-22-2009
20100232859PRINTING ARRANGEMENT INCORPORATING TWO-PART ADHESIVE APPLICATOR - A printing arrangement includes a driving station for driving print media along a path, the driving station comprising a pair of opposed pinch rollers between which print media is pinched when driven; a printing station for printing upon print media, the printing station comprising a pair of opposed printheads on opposite sides of the path and between which print media passes; an adhesive application station for applying adhesive to print media, the adhesive application station comprising a pair of applicators on opposite sides of the path and configured to apply respective parts of a two-part adhesive to opposite sides of print media; and a binding station for collecting printed media in a stack, the binding station including a tray, and a press having a plurality of spaced semicircular disks mounted to a common pivotal shaft. The tray defines a plurality of vertical slots through which respective semicircular disks pass.09-16-2010
400521000 FOR TYPING ON CARD IN CARD HOLDER 2
20110243631MACHINE HAVING A CARD PROCESSING ASSEMBLY - A machine having a card processing assembly. The card processing assembly has a card drive and a heating device. The heating device is operable to cause a human-readable symbol to be viewable on a data card.10-06-2011
20080219745INDENT PRINTING APPARATUS - An indent printing apparatus that is capable of indent printing on both sides of a document. A desktop card printer that uses the indent printing apparatus, a method of personalizing a document in the printer, and a ribbon cartridge used with the indent printing apparatus are also disclosed. The indent printing apparatus has first and second indenting mechanisms and uses first and second indent printing ribbon cartridges to enable indent printing on both side surfaces of the document.09-11-2008
400023000 FOR TYPING ON FLAT RECORD-MEDIUM OR AGAINST FLAT PLATEN 2
20090129842SYSTEM FOR PRINTING A BOOK ON PRE-BOUND PAGES - An apparatus is disclosed, for printing on the pages of a block of printable pages that are pre-bound by a binding along a binding-edge of each page. The apparatus includes a block support structure comprising two height-adjustable tables for supporting the block of printable pages in two adjacent stacks, so that when a page is turned from atop a first stack to an adjacent second stack, the two adjacent stacks present substantially co-planar printable top surfaces. The apparatus also includes a moveable bridge adapted to movement in at least one dimension, comprising a printing device, and configured to move the printing device in a controlled manner over the printable top surfaces so as to print on said printable top surfaces; and a page-turning mechanism connected to the moveable bridge, comprising a roller configured for partially lifting a bound top page of the first stack, and a page-flipping tab for sliding under the partially lifted bound top page so that when the bridge is moved the partially lifted bound top page is flipped over to the second stack presenting new printable top surfaces for the printing device to print on.05-21-2009
20100143016METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRINTING A PAMPHLET-LIKE OBJECT IN A PRINTING STATION - The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for imprinting a booklet-like object in a printing station.06-10-2010
400648000 PLATEN OR PLATEN-MOVING MECHANISM 2
20090202285PRINTER - Disclosed are a printer and a stacker and methods. The printer prints selectively on one or both sides of a printable web and sheets or labels are cut from the web and stacked in the stacker. The printer has an unwind mechanism that accepts and holds web rolls of different widths in center-justified relationship with respect to a print head. The printer has a spindle for mounting an ink ribbon core with a detent for center-justifying the ink-ribbon with respect to the print head.08-13-2009
20080213027Imaging device - An imaging device includes a support platen having vacuum hold down recesses and a screen positioned on the platen.09-04-2008
400103000 CODE-PRINTING TYPEWRITER (E.G., FOR PRINTING A PATTERN OR MARK) 1
20110142520COLLECTIVE DOCUMENT MARK-UP - Provided is a method of collaborative document mark-ups. A first document including first coded data tags is printed. Coded data tags are indicative of an identity unique to the document the tags are printed on and the position of the respective tags on that document. First indicating data is then received from a first sensing device used to mark-up the first document. The first indicating data includes the identity unique to the first document and positions of markings made on the first document using the first sensing device. A first document version including the markings made on the first document is recorded, and a second document including the markings made on the first document and second coded data tags is printed. The process is then repeated with the second document resulting in the recording of a second document version including the markings made on second document linked to the first document version.06-16-2011
400082000 INCLUDING PLURAL, INDEPENDENTLY SUPPORTED KEY-BOARDS, PLATENS, OR TYPE-SET ASSEMBLAGES 1
20090290923TWO-SIDED THERMAL PRINT SWITCH - In one embodiment, a two- or dual-sided thermal print switch is provided to direct printing of received print data on one or both sides of thermal media such as a receipt, document, or label. In a further embodiment, a dual-sided thermal print switch is provided to select custom or predefined data for printing on one or both sides of thermal media with or without received print data. Dual-sided print switch operation may be defined using commands implemented with, for example, setup configuration settings in hardware or software, escape sequences, real-time printer commands, and the like.11-26-2009

Patent applications in all subclasses Typewriting machines