Patents Assigned to CANON PRODUCTION PRINTING HOLDING B.V.
  • Publication number: 20220194075
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for detecting a failing ejection unit in an array of ejection units during printing of a digital image with liquid ink in a printer wherein a medium is transported relative to the array. The printed image is captured to density values on print positions of the printed image. The invented method comprises a step of adapting a halftone mask that is used in preparation of the digital image, such that from a variation in the image density around the line shaped defect the exact nozzle number associated with the failing ejection unit can be determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Canon Production Printing Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Eduard T.H. DE GRIJS
  • Patent number: 11364718
    Abstract: In a device for regenerating a print head of an inkjet printing device, a fluid is applied onto the nozzle plate of the print head. The one or more nozzles of the print head can be subsequently operated with one or more no-ejection pulses to produce the effect that fluid is drawn from the nozzle plate into the one or more nozzles and mixes with the ink in the one or more nozzles that the viscosity of the ink in the one or more nozzles is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Production Printing Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Christoph Rummelsberger, Ulrich Stoeckle
  • Publication number: 20220184958
    Abstract: A method for cleaning an ink jet imaging device, the ink jet imaging device including a main ink supply channel including an entrance side for supplying ink, a first ink channel including a first pressure chamber fluidly connected to a first nozzle; a first actuator associated with the first pressure chamber, the first ink channel being in fluid connection with the main ink supply channel and defining a first ink path from the entrance side of the main ink supply channel to the first nozzle and having a first length L1; a second ink channel including a second pressure chamber fluidly connected to a second nozzle; and a second actuator associated with the second pressure chamber, the second ink channel being in fluid connection with the main ink supply channel and defining a second ink path from the entrance side of the main ink supply channel to the second nozzle and having a second length L2, wherein L2>L1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: Canon Production Printing Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Ludovicus M. HEIJNDERS, Joop C. SCHEP, Guido J.M. LEJEUNE
  • Publication number: 20220186061
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous pre-treatment liquid for use in ink jet printing, the pre-treatment liquid comprising water and magnesium-disulfamate. Such pre-treatment composition is and yellowing and crystal-free and shows good jetting properties. These properties are retained even when a solid co-solvent is added to the composition for anti-curl improvement. Therefore, the present invention enables providing non-yellowing pre-treatment liquids with good jetting properties and anti-curl behavior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: Canon Production Printing Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Jeroen A. SCHELL
  • Publication number: 20220177252
    Abstract: During flipping sheets may fold upon themselves under the influence of gravity. To prevent a sheet stacker is provided with a support device for supporting an inner surface of the sheet during flipping, the support device comprising a plurality of flexible fingers elements of different length, each configured to support a different inner area of the sheet during its flipping motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: Canon Production Printing Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Hermanus M. KUYPERS, Lodewijk T. HOLTMAN, Fabian T. ROSENBOOM
  • Publication number: 20220169469
    Abstract: During flipping sheets may fold upon themselves under the influence of gravity. To prevent a sheet stacker is provided with a holding device for releasably holding at least a portion of the sheet at least partially during the flipping of the sheet by a sheet flipping device, wherein the holding device is configured for movement of the held portion of the sheet in a first direction perpendicular to the flipping axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: Canon Production Printing Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Erik P.J. VERHOEVEN, Johannes E.P. PEULEN
  • Patent number: 11347981
    Abstract: A flatbed printer and a method for a flatbed printer are disclosed. The flatbed printer includes a print controller configured to receive a digital image intended to be printed by the flatbed printer, to receive position information entered by a parameter window of the user interface of the position of the image on the flatbed area, to receive an indication entered by the parameter window that the image has to be positioned on the media piece, to open the parameter window for entry of a set of parameters allowing to define a size of the media piece and a position of the media piece on the flatbed surface, and the image position relative to the media piece, to receive the entered set of parameters, to show the media piece and the image on the flatbed area in the preview window, and, when moving the media piece or the image over the flatbed area in the preview window, the relative position of the image with respect to the media piece is preserved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: CANON PRODUCTION PRINTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Jérôme O. R. Guermont, Antonius G. Van Rooijen, Derya Özçelik-Buskermolen
  • Publication number: 20220161550
    Abstract: A digital printer and a method of controlling the digital printer having a print head with an array of printing elements and a failure detection system arranged to detect malfunctioning printing elements. When, during printing, a malfunctioning printing element is detected, a switch from the current print strategy to another print strategy is arranged during printing which leaves the number of passes per swatch constant, i.e. the print quality is not affected by the switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: Canon Production Printing Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Peter J.M. AARTS
  • Patent number: 11338575
    Abstract: A controller for an inkjet printing device is configured to predict a remaining time period until a failure of the nozzle on the basis of a time curve of offset measurement values with regard to the offset of the ink droplets ejected by said nozzle. A compensation measure may be introduced promptly, before the actual failure of the nozzle on the basis of the prediction in order to have the effect that the compensation measure takes effect at latest at the point in time of the failure of the nozzle, and thus an interruption of the print quality may be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Production Printing Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Claus Schneider, Ulrich Stoeckle
  • Publication number: 20220143984
    Abstract: An arrangement for supplying ink to a print bar with small pressure fluctuations may include an ink reservoir and a damping vessel. The print bar may include at least two print heads and is connected with the ink reservoir via a supply line. Each of the print heads is connected with the damping vessel via at least one damping line. The damping vessel is connected with a discharge line. The end of the damping line ends at a first height in the damping vessel. The end of the discharge line ends at a second height above the first height in the damping vessel. The arrangement may supply ink to the print bar with small gas fraction in the ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Canon Production Printing Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Ender Olgac, Christoph Rummelsberger, Jochen Reinders
  • Publication number: 20220143974
    Abstract: A controller for a print head of an inkjet printing device is described that is configured to generate a virtual timing signal during a printing pause of the printing device, and to use the virtual timing signal for the generation of pre-ejection pulses in order to produce a reliable regeneration of the nozzles of the print head during the printing pause.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Canon Production Printing Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Markus Keller, Martin Wilhelm, Martin Stockmar, Florian Hitzlsperger, Christoph Rummelsberger
  • Publication number: 20220134783
    Abstract: A method of handling a sheet defect error in a duplex print process, wherein media sheets are successively supplied along a feed path and are moved past a print engine where a first image is printed on a first side of each sheet in a first print pass, the sheets are then returned, via a duplex loop that contains a sheet flipping mechanism, to the feed path upstream of the print engine so that a second image can be printed on a second side of each sheet in a second print pass, the finished sheets being then discharged in a predetermined page sequence, and wherein, when a sheet defect is found a first print pass of a sheet, the defective sheet is diverted into an eject path downstream of the print engine, and a print pass for an immediate successor of the defective sheet is skipped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Canon Production Printing Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Harm R. HAAN, Daniel J.W. LINDENAAR, Henricus J.A. VAN DE SANDE
  • Publication number: 20220135815
    Abstract: An aqueous ink composition includes a film-forming retardation additive, which enhances the pigment efficiency in the ink composition. A method for making such an ink and a method of printing with such an ink are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Canon Production Printing Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Marcel A.P.W.E. LEPPENS, Roy W.N. EVERS
  • Patent number: 11312154
    Abstract: In a device and a method for improving the print image uniformity, at least one print image is printed by a printer with at least one print bar that has at least one print head with a plurality of print nozzles. An image detector having a plurality of dot/image detection regions detects at least one value profile of measured inking intensities. A comparator compares the value profile with at least one reference value, and generates correction values dependent thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Production Printing Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Benno Petschik, Ruediger Lippok, Leo Totschnig
  • Patent number: 11312134
    Abstract: An attachment device for attaching an electronic assembly to a base module (e.g. print head) of a printing device can include a carrier plate of the assembly and a support body of the base module that has a groove into which the carrier plate may be inserted and arrested by means of a latch that engages in a recess of the carrier plate. The attachment device advantageously enables an efficient and reliable attachment of the assembly to the base module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Production Printing Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Martin Eibl
  • Patent number: 11292252
    Abstract: In a method and a device for synchronizing a first printing device with a second component (e.g. second printing device), based on a property of a print image printed by the first printing device, which the property is detected by an optical sensor, a first print image is printed and at least one part of the first print image is detected using the optical sensor to generate a corresponding sensor signal. A virtual sensor signal is determined based on first print data and a known position of the optical sensor. The virtual sensor signal is compared with a curve of the sensor signal and a position signal is generated based on the result of the comparison. A second component is started depending on the position signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Production Printing Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Claus Schneider, Ulrich Stoeckle
  • Publication number: 20220097359
    Abstract: A printing device may include two printers for printing to the front side and the back side of a recording medium. The physical page length of at least one print image applied onto the front side of the recording medium is determined. The required page length of at least one print image to be applied onto the back side of the recording medium is adapted to the determined page length. At least one print line of the print image for the back side is printed repeatedly if the required page length for application of the rear print page onto the back side of the recording medium is smaller than the determined page length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: Canon Production Printing Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Martin Stockmar, Stefan Brecht, Hubert Drexler
  • Publication number: 20220080748
    Abstract: In a method and a printing device for influencing an optical property of a varnish layer to be applied onto a printed recording medium, a coating substance is applied onto the recording medium by digital printing before the printing of at least one color separation of the print image on said recording medium. The quantity of the coating substance applied per area unit may be adjusted depending on the desired optical property of the varnish layer to be applied later.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: Canon Production Printing Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Albrecht Gerstner
  • Publication number: 20220080746
    Abstract: A fixation unit for use in a printing apparatus includes a substantially closed box for enclosing a heated space, the substantially closed box including an entry opening and an exit opening for enabling transport of a print substrate through the substantially closed box, a heating element arranged for heating the heated space enclosed by the substantially closed box, and a transport mechanism for engaging a sheet of the print substrate from the entry opening to the exit opening of the substantially closed box. The transport mechanism includes a nip of two belts that are pressed together and run concurrently and in the same direction, the belts being impermeable to any ink component. A printer includes such a fixation unit and a printing method uses such a fixation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: Canon Production Printing Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Stan H.P KERSTEN, Hassan NNAFIE
  • Patent number: 11275538
    Abstract: In a method for operating the print server, a spooling priority print job is determined which, among the spooling print jobs, has the highest printing priority and has not yet been stored in the print data cache memory. A print job size of the spooling priority print job is determined. A free capacity of the print data cache memory is also determined. One or more print jobs that are not currently being printed from the print data cache memory are deleted until the free capacity of the print data cache memory is equal to or greater than the size of the spooling priority print job, where the printing priority of the print job to be deleted is lower than the printing priority of the spooling priority print job. The spooling priority print job is then loaded into the print data cache memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Production Printing Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Herman Lankreijer, Armin Gnaedig