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347 - Incremental printing of symbolic information

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
347020000 Ejector mechanism (i.e., print head) 3951
347005000 Controller 3356
347084000 Fluid or fluid source handling means 1556
347101000 Medium and processing means 882
347108000 Housing 80
347002000 Combined 73
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20100165015System and Method for Selecting and Applying Appropriate Print Quality Defect Correction Technique to Compensate for Specified Print Quality Defect - A system for selecting and applying an appropriate print quality defect correction technique to compensate for specified print quality defects includes a printhead deployed to perform an operation that forms an image on a print medium sheet composed of multiple adjacently-positioned swaths of print, a sensor mechanism deployed to perform an operation that scans the image, detects the presence of specified print quality defects in the multiple adjacently-positioned swaths of print, and generates an output corresponding to the detected defect, and a control mechanism communicating with and controlling operations of the printhead and sensor mechanism and storing an algorithm that responds to the sensor mechanism output by analyzing and comparing the output with a stored threshold value and when the output exceeds the stored threshold value selecting and applying an appropriate print quality defect correction technique to the printhead that compensates for the detected print quality defect in the multiple adjacently-positioned swaths of print in subsequent images that are formed by the printhead.07-01-2010
20100165016IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR APPLYING FOAMED LIQUID - A foamed liquid coating apparatus prevents curling or warping of a sheet caused by coating irregularities when coated with a preprocessing solution using a coating roller or a liquid discharge head. The foamed liquid coating apparatus includes a container holding a liquid that can be foamed. A first foamed liquid producing/transporting unit produces a foamed liquid having a foam size greater than a required foam size from the liquid supplied from the container. A second foamed liquid producing/transporting unit produces a foamed liquid having the required foam size from the foamed liquid produced by the first foamed liquid producing/transporting unit. The foamed liquid produced by the second foamed liquid producing/transporting unit is applied onto a first coating roller. The foamed liquid is further supplied from the first coating roller to a second coating roller that coats a sheet with the foamed liquid.07-01-2010
20080259101METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MINIMIZING THE NUMBER OF PRINT PASSES IN FLAT PANEL DISPLAY MANUFACTURING - A system for inkjet printing includes a first set including a first inkjet print head having a first plurality of nozzles adapted to selectively dispense a first ink, and a second inkjet print head having a second plurality of nozzles adapted to selectively dispense a second ink; a second set including a third inkjet print head having a third plurality of nozzles adapted to selectively dispense a third ink and a fourth inkjet print head having a fourth plurality of nozzles adapted to selectively dispense a fourth ink; and a stage adapted to support the substrate and transport the substrate below the first and second sets during a printing pass; wherein the first set is adapted to dispense the first and second inks into respective adjacent color wells of a display pixel on a substrate and the second set is adapted to dispense the third and fourth inks into respective adjacent color wells of a display pixel on a substrate.10-23-2008
20080259100FIXER FOR A METALLIC INKJET INK SYSTEM - A fixer includes an aqueous vehicle, and at least one film-forming material selected from amine copolymers, polyamines, alkyl phenols, polycarboxylates, carboxylated acrylic copolymers, dendrimers, silicone polymers, acrylic acid copolymers, polystyrene sulfonates, polyvinyl sulfonates, dehydroxanthan gum, celluloses, cyclodextrin polymers, polymers having a terminal hydrophobic hydrocarbon group, polymers having a polyalkylene oxide group linked to a urethanyl group via a polyoxyalkyl amine group, polymers having a polyalkylene oxide group linked to a urethanyl group via a quaternized polyoxyalkyl amine group, polymers having a polyalkylene oxide group linked to a urethanyl group via a quaternized polyamine, and combinations thereof.10-23-2008
20100073407IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - An image forming apparatus that includes: an intermediate transfer member; an ink absorbing particle supplying unit for supplying ink absorbing particles on a surface of the intermediate transfer member; an ink ejecting unit for ejecting ink to the ink absorbing particles; a transfer unit for transferring the ink absorbing particles to a recording medium; a fixing unit for fixing the transferred ink absorbing particles onto the recording medium; a particle collecting unit for collecting remaining ink absorbing particles on the intermediate transfer member; a humidity reducing unit for reducing humidity around the collected ink absorbing particles; and a particle supplying unit for supplying the ink absorbing particles with humidity reduced by the humidity reducing unit.03-25-2010
20130033532PRINTER HAVING ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE - A printer includes an energy storage device and a charger for charging the energy storage device and for providing a first DC voltage. The printer includes a first DC-to-DC voltage converter for converting the first DC voltage to a second DC voltage. The printer includes first printer electronics powered by the second DC voltage.02-07-2013
20130162702INKJET PRINTING ON SEMI-POROUS OR NON-ABSORBENT SURFACES - Printing methods are provided. In one method, printing an inkjet image using a liquid hydrophilic inkjet ink onto a surface of a semi-absorbent recording medium generating a toner image having toner particles arranged conforming to the inkjet image and transferring the toner image onto the recording medium where an unabsorbed volume of the inkjet ink is present on the recording medium. The toner particles manage unabsorbed volumes of the inkjet ink to protect the recording medium from image artifacts that can be created by an unabsorbed volume of the inkjet ink on the surface without a liquid management toner image.06-27-2013
20090309904RECORDING APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A recording apparatus that performs recording on a recording medium includes a control unit. The control unit supplies power to a movement detecting unit, which is configured to detect movement of at least one drive section to be controlled, and monitors an amount of movement of the at least one drive section during a power-saving mode.12-17-2009
20120098878IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS AND IMAGE RECORDING METHOD - An image recording apparatus includes: a transport unit that transports a medium, which includes a recording material one side of which is a recording layer for an image and the other side of which is an adhesive layer and also includes a separating material covering the adhesive layer, along a transport path using a plurality of transport rollers; a recording unit that records an image on the medium; and a heating unit that fixes the image recorded on the medium. In the image recording apparatus, there are sequentially provided two units of the transport rollers in the transport path, the two transport rollers respectively make contact with different surfaces of the medium, and the outer diameter of one of the transport rollers is different in size from the outer diameter of the other of the transport rollers.04-26-2012
20110292100IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS - An image recording apparatus including: a head; a conveying member having a support face and configured to convey a recording medium in a conveying direction; a first wiper extending in a direction intersecting the conveying direction; a second wiper extending at least in the conveying direction; a first-wiping driving portion configured to drive the first wiper and the conveying member to perform a first wiping operation; and a second-wiping driving portion configured to drive the second wiper and the conveying member to perform a second wiping operation; and a controller; wherein the controller controls the first-wiping driving portion and the second-wiping driving portion to perform a first cleaning operation including the first wiping operation and the second wiping operation; and wherein the controller controls the second-wiping driving portion such that the second wiper wipes foreign materials remaining on the support face when the first wiper is released from the support face in the first wiping operation.12-01-2011
20090189928COLORING MATERIAL RECORDING DEVICE, COLORING MATERIAL RECORDING PROGRAM, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A coloring material recording device comprises a plurality of image recording elements and a control unit. The plurality of image recording elements record with a plurality of coloring materials on a recording medium and form an image, and one of the plurality of image recording elements is provided for each of the coloring materials. The control unit controls the plurality of image recording elements such that detection images of at least two coloring materials of the plurality of coloring materials overlap each other on the recording medium.07-30-2009
20090295845RECORDING APPARATUS - A recording apparatus includes an electrolytic capacitor for stabilizing the head power source voltage, a transistor for charging the electrolytic capacitor, a transistor for discharging the electrolytic capacitor, a push-pull circuit, a resistor for controlling the charging/discharging current to the electrolytic capacitor, and a resistor for dividing the head power source voltage. The power supply to the head is turned on with the head power source voltage increased by the capacitor.12-03-2009
20080266334Ink-jet inks for neutral black printing - Ink, ink sets, and methods of printing are provided. The inks can include an aqueous solvent system including from about 5 wt % to about 20 wt % organic co-solvent, from about 2 wt % to about 5 wt % black dye, and a dye selected from cyan, magenta, and yellow dyes. The ink can be formulated such that upon printing on a print medium, the printed ink or inks can maintain a neutral black, defined by a chroma value of less than 7. This neutral black can be maintained such that the printed ink or image has a chroma value of less than 7 for substantially all L* values ranging from about 7 to about 12.10-30-2008
20090184987RECORDING APPARATUS IN WHICH RECORDING MEDIUM IS HEATED AND METHOD FOR THE SAME - A recording apparatus includes a recording unit having a record head and ejecting liquid from the record head to record dots on a recording medium; a print-data generating unit that generates print data to be recorded on the recording medium; a heating unit that emits microwaves onto the recording medium to dry the liquid ejected from the record head and is partitioned into a plurality of radiation areas to be allowed to emit the microwaves from the individual radiation areas; a radiation-quantity determination unit that determines the quantities of the microwaves to be emitted from the individual radiation areas of the heating unit in accordance with the print data; and a radiation-quantity control unit that controls the quantities of the microwaves to be emitted from the individual radiation areas on the basis of the determination on the quantities of radiation of the microwaves.07-23-2009
20090184988ROTARY-MEMBER CONTROL APPARATUS - A rotary-member control apparatus includes a rotary member that rotates while supporting an object on the outer curved surface of the member. A motor is supplied with current based on a current profile representing the magnitude pattern of current to rotate the rotary member. A detecting element detects a rotation state of the rotary member during rotation. A control unit generates a one-rotation current profile, representing the magnitude pattern of current corrected on the basis of the detected rotation state, corresponding to one rotation of the rotary member, and supplies corrected current to rotate the rotary member. When the length of the medium in the rotation direction, the length of the medium in the axial direction, or the type of the medium is changed, the control unit generates the one-rotation current profile before starting printing, and repeatedly supplies the corrected current to the motor to print the image.07-23-2009
20130215163AC VOLTAGE DETECTION CIRCUIT, HEATER CONTROL DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING DEVICE - When a partial pressure exceeding a Zener voltage of a Zener diode is applied to a first limiting circuit by a positive voltage applied to input terminals by an AC power supply, the first limiting circuit allows a current such that a photo transistor of the first detection circuit is turned on. When a partial pressure exceeding a total value of Zener voltages of Zener diodes is applied to a second limiting circuit by a negative voltage applied to the input terminals, the second limiting circuit allows a current such that a photo transistor of a second detection circuit is turned on. Therefore, it is possible to detect a voltage input from the AC power supply by turning on and off the photo transistors and to detect a voltage input from the AC power supply using a simpler circuit configuration.08-22-2013
20100225683IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, RECORDING HEAD MAINTENANCE OPERATION CONTROL METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING A RECORDING HEAD MAINTENANCE OPERATION CONTROL PROGRAM - An image forming apparatus includes a recording head for discharging an ink droplet onto a recording medium in a print operation; a maintenance operation unit performing a primary maintenance operation on the recording head after a predetermined time following completion of the print operation; a standing time calculation unit calculating a standing time between a completion time of a secondary maintenance operation performed in the predetermined time and an end time of the predetermined time; an intensity comparing unit comparing an intensity of the primary maintenance operation and an intensity of the secondary maintenance operation; and a selection unit selecting a type of the primary maintenance operation based on the standing time when the intensity of the secondary maintenance operation is greater than the intensity of the primary maintenance operation.09-09-2010
20110032287Beveled Edge Doctor Blade for Drum Maintenance - A drum maintenance system for use in an imaging device includes a reservoir having a supply of release agent. An applicator is configured to receive release agent from the reservoir and to apply the release agent to an imaging surface of an imaging device. A metering blade is positioned to meter the release agent on the imaging surface applied by the applicator. The metering blade is arranged in doctor mode with respect to the imaging surface and includes a tip positioned adjacent the imaging surface. The tip has a square portion positioned proximate the imaging surface and a beveled portion opposite the imaging surface.02-10-2011
20100295881METHOD FOR SIMULATING, FABRICATING, OR DUPLICATING AN OIL PAINTING - A method for simulating, fabricating, or duplicating an oil painting is provided. The oil painting digital image information is acquired by scanning or capturing an oil painting surface image, and/or digitally simulating or rendering an oil painting surface image. A white paint is daubed on a base layer. A stereoscopic oil relief model, forming a stereoscopic oil relief layer, is acquired by topographically scanning the oil painting surface in three dimensions, and simulated or duplicated onto the base layer with a white or colorless transparent composite material. An image receiving layer is daubed on the stereoscopic oil relief layer. The oil image information, forming a printed oil painting surface image, is output and printed onto the image receiving layer with an inkjet printer. A transparent resin layer is daubed on the printed oil painting surface image, protecting the printed oil painting surface image with stereoscopic oil relief layer.11-25-2010
20110032288Drum Maintenance System for Reducing Duplex Dropout - A drum maintenance system for use in an imaging device includes a reservoir having a supply of release agent, and an applicator configured to receive release agent from the reservoir and to apply the release agent to an intermediate imaging surface of an imaging device. A first metering blade is positioned in wiper mode at a first position adjacent the intermediate imaging surface and configured to meter the release agent on the intermediate imaging surface applied by the applicator. A second metering blade is positioned in wiper mode at a second position adjacent the intermediate imaging surface. The system includes a second metering blade positioning system operably coupled to the second metering blade and configured to move the second metering blade into engagement with the intermediate imaging surface to further meter release agent applied to the intermediate imaging surface by the applicator when printing a first side of a duplex print job and out of engagement with the intermediate imaging surface when printing simplex print jobs and when printing a second side of a duplex print job.02-10-2011
20100110116IMAGE RECORDING DEVICE - An image recording device including a feeder and a recorder with dot forming elements aligned in a predetermined direction at intervals of a predetermined pitch. When determining that a first whole length of an image group to be printed in the predetermined direction is more than a second whole length of the dot forming elements in the predetermined direction, the image recording device records the image group with the recorder while feeding a recording medium with the feeder by a first feed distance more than the predetermined pitch each printing operation to be repeated. When determining that the first whole length is equal to or less than the second whole length, the image recording device records the image group with the recorder while feeding the recording medium with the feeder by a second feed distance equal to or less than the predetermined pitch each printing operation to be repeated.05-06-2010
20100194795IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - An image forming apparatus includes a voltage applying unit to apply a voltage to and charge a surface of transport belt, a leak judging unit to judge a charge leak on the surface of the transport belt, and a recovery operation unit to perform a charge leak recovery operation in which the transport belt is driven in a state where the voltage applying unit applies no voltage to the transport belt, if the leak judging unit judges that the charge leak is generated on the surface of the transport belt. The leak judging unit again judges whether the charge leak is generated on the surface of the transport belt after the recovery operation unit performs the charge leak recovery operation.08-05-2010
20110148955IMAGE FORMING DEVICE, PUMP CONTROL METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An image forming device includes a pump which supplies a recording fluid contained in a first container to a second container via a tube, and a control unit configured to perform rotation of a roller disposed in the pump to press the tube and feed the recording fluid in the tube. When a negative pressure in the second container is not formed by performing a first backward rotation of the roller by a predetermined amount, the control unit performs a forward rotation of the roller and performs a second backward rotation of the roller after an end of the forward rotation.06-23-2011
20100026738PAPER WIDTH DETECTION METHOD FOR A LABEL PRINTER, PRINTING CONTROL METHOD FOR A LABEL PRINTER, AND A LABEL PRINTER - When a label printer detects the paper width, the paper width detection operation scans the transportation path in the paper width direction by the paper width detector not once but twice, and conveys the recording medium transportation distance L, which is longer than the gap length of the gap between labels and is shorter than the label length of each label, between the first and second paper width detection operations. Of the two positions detected as the left edge of the recording medium in the first and second detection operations, the position that is farthest left is used. Likewise, of the two positions detected as the right edge of the recording medium in the first and second detection operations, the position that is farthest right is used.02-04-2010
20090174733SELECTOR FOR ENGAGEMENT OF PRINTER FUNCTIONS - An apparatus and method of driving multiple printer functions using the same motor is provided. The method includes providing a motor; providing a selector pin; providing a cam member assembly including a cam member including a plurality of paths, each path corresponding to a printer function; and relatively moving the cam member and the selector pin through the plurality of paths to selectively permit the motor to drive the corresponding printer function.07-09-2009
20110018916ECCENTRICITY AMOUNT ESTIMATION DEVICE, ROTATION VELOCITY CONTROL DEVICE, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - There is provided an eccentricity amount estimation device, including: a rotation body provided with plural detected portions disposed along the rotation direction at predetermined rotation angle intervals, each of the plural detected portions being formed such that from an outer peripheral end towards an inner peripheral end a width of the detected portion at a position at the peripheral inside is the same as or greater than the width at a position at the peripheral outside; a generating section that generates a pulse signal according to passing of each of the plural detected portions accompanying rotation of the rotation body; and an estimation section that estimates a physical quantity corresponding to an eccentricity amount of the rotation body, based on a high level side pulse width and a low level side pulse width within one period of the pulse signal generated by the generating section.01-27-2011
20110304661PRINTING SYSTEM - A printing system and method form one of more pretreatment compositions on a medium.12-15-2011
20110050762IMAGE PRINTING DEVICE - an image printing device comprises a transfer roller configured to transfer a printing medium in a transfer direction, a first sensor configured to detect a rotation amount of the transfer roller, a carriage mounted with a printhead. The image printing device further comprises a second sensor mounted to the carriage and configured to detect the printing medium. The image printing device further comprises a reference member disposed at a position opposing to the second sensor and a drive transmission mechanism configured to move the reference member in conjunction with a rotation of the transfer roller. The image printing device determines a position of an origin of the transfer roller based on detection results of the first sensor and the second sensor.03-03-2011
20090167792ASSEMBLY AND IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS - An assembly includes a frame having a first wall and a second wall, a support shaft, an elastic member, and an engaging member. The engaging member has a first engaging portion, the first wall has a recessed portion, the second wall has a second engaging portion, and the support shaft has an insertion portion. The first engaging portion and the second engaging portion are engaged with each other in a state in which the insertion portion is fitted into the recessed portion and the elastic member is compressed by the engaging member.07-02-2009
20120056920PRINTING APPARATUS - A mounting detection circuit of a printing apparatus outputs a first mounting inspection signal to one of first terminals and outputs a second mounting inspection signal to one of second terminals thereby performing a mounting inspection for determining whether or not printing materials are mounted depending on whether or not second mounting response signal is received, and examines at least one of whether or not the second mounting response signal is influenced by the first mounting inspection signal and whether or not a first mounting response signal is influenced by the second mounting inspection signal thereby performing a leakage inspection for determining whether or not there is a leakage between the first and second terminals.03-08-2012
20120056921PRINTING APPARATUS, PRINTING MATERIAL CARTRIDGE, PRINTING MATERIAL CONTAINER ADAPTER, CARTRIDGE SET, AND ADAPTER SET - A printing apparatus includes: a holder in which a printing material cartridge set is mounted; and a mounting detection circuit for detecting mounted states of printing material cartridges in the holder. Each of the N printing material cartridges includes a storage device for storing information regarding a printing material which is contained, an electric device for mounting detection, a terminal for the storage device, and a terminal for the electric device. The electric devices of the N printing material cartridges are configured so that a detection voltage becomes equal to or greater than a threshold voltage set in advance when the N printing material cartridges are all mounted in the holder.03-08-2012
20100066771IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - An image forming apparatus includes a supply unit that supplies liquid recipient particles to receive liquid; a conveyance unit that conveys the liquid recipient particles supplied by the supply unit; a discharge unit that discharges liquid droplets to the liquid recipient particles conveyed by the conveyance unit; a humidity reducing unit that reduces relative humidity inside or around the supply unit; and a humidity increasing unit, on a downstream side of the supply unit, that increases relative humidity around at least one of the liquid recipient particles conveyed by the conveyance unit and the discharge unit.03-18-2010
20120229533POWER SUPPLY DEVICE, POWER SUPPLY DEVICE CONTROL METHOD, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - According to an embodiments, a power supply device includes: a first voltage generator that operates to output a first voltage; a second voltage generator that operates to output a second voltage higher than the first voltage; a third voltage generator that, from the second voltage generated by the second voltage generator, operates to generate a third voltage equal to the first voltage and to output the third voltage therefrom; and a selector that operates to select as an output whichever has a higher voltage from the output of the first generator and the output of the second generator, wherein each of the output of the second voltage generator and the output selected by the selector are supplied to a load.09-13-2012
20120081420PRINTING SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a printing system, which comprises: a data receiving and processing unit connected with the electronic device, for receiving a printing signal from the electronic device and processing the printing signal into a data signal; and an ink-jet head module including a control chip and an ink-jet heating chip. The control chip includes a wireless transmission module and a control circuit, wherein the wireless transmission module includes an antenna, a front-end processing unit, an instruction unit, a clock transmission unit, and a modulation and demodulation unit. Besides, the control circuit includes a control processing unit, a coding and decoding processing unit, and a memory device, to receive the data signal processed by the wireless transmission module and transform the processed data signal into a control signal. In addition, the ink-jet heating chip is connected with the control circuit for executing the ink-jet printing.04-05-2012
20110037793INKJET INK AND INK SET - The present invention pertains to a yellow ink for inkjet printing and, in particular, to a yellow ink comprising a combination of specific yellow colorants, namely Acid Yellow 79 and either one or both of Direct Yellow 169 and Acid Orange 33. The present invention further pertains to an ink set comprising this yellow ink. The ink and ink set are particularly advantageous for printing on plain and photo glossy paper.02-17-2011
20080225063Photo-curable ink-jet ink compositions, systems, and methods - The present invention is drawn to photo-curable ink-jet ink compositions, systems, and methods. One exemplary ink-jet ink composition includes a liquid vehicle, a milled pigment which has been milled in a milling solvent having minimal to no gas solvency for the milled pigment, and a photo initiator. In this embodiment, the composition can be ink-jettable at frequencies of at least 29 KHz without requiring degassing during printing.09-18-2008
20120249623INKJET INK COMPOSITION CONTAINING ANTI-KOGATION AGENTS - Ink compositions and methods of using the same are disclosed. An example ink composition includes an inkjet vehicle, from about 0.1 wt % to about 10 wt % of colorants, from about 0.01 wt % to about 10 wt % of anti-kogation agents, and from about 0.01 wt % to about 10 wt % of dispersed resin beads.10-04-2012
20120274681APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND ARTICLES OF MANUFACTURE - Apparatus, articles of manufacture, and image forming apparatus for capturing aerosols are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a corona wire, and an excitation source to provide to the corona wire a composite signal having a direct current component and an alternating current component, the alternating current component having a cycle, a first portion of the cycle being sufficient to cause the composite signal to exceed an inception voltage at which ions are generated by the corona wire and a second portion to cause the composite signal to fall beneath the inception voltage, the excitation source to avoid causing the corona wire to substantially charge a substrate.11-01-2012
20110242152IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS, CONTROLLER USED FOR THE IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM FOR THE CONTROLLER - An image recording apparatus includes: a recording portion; a conveying member having a surface opposed to the recording portion and which conveys the recording medium in a conveying direction; a wiper having an end portion which is contactable with the surface of the conveying member and which removes a foreign matter on the surface of the conveying member; and a wiping operation executing portion which executes a wiping operation in which at least one of the wiper and the conveying member is driven such that, after the end portion of the wiper distant from the surface of the conveying member comes into contact with a clean area of the surface of the conveying member, the end portion of the wiper reaches outside of the clean area.10-06-2011

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