Patents Assigned to OCE HOLDING B.V.
  • Publication number: 20200220992
    Abstract: A method of recovering a nested printing job and a respective printing system are disclosed. The method includes determining possible recovery points for the nested printing job; identifying secured recovery points within the possible recovery points; selecting one secured recovery point when the nested printing job stops due to an error; and resuming the nested printing job at the selected recovery point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Océ Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Benjamin VOUHE
  • Publication number: 20200198364
    Abstract: A device for automatic adjustment of print heads in a printing machine is presented. The device can include at least one motor and a controller. The motor can drive at least one drive element for at least one retaining element, and drive at least one drive element for at least one adjustment element. The controller can control the at least one motor to: drive the at least one drive element to loosen the at least one retaining element, drive the at least one drive element to position the at least one adjustment element at a predetermined nominal value to position the adjustment element, and drive the at least one drive element to tighten the at least retaining element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Oce Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Claus Schneider, Christoph Rummelsberger
  • Publication number: 20200198380
    Abstract: A device for generating an output signal, formed as a pulse sequence, with a sensor and a controller. The sensor generates a sensor signal based on a measurand determined by the sensor. The controller determines a number of pulses of a timing signal that are generated chronologically between two pulse edges of the sensor signal, the timing signal being generated by a timing signal generator. The controller also generates an intermediate timing signal formed as a pulse sequence, where the period duration of the intermediate timing signal is equal to the period duration of the timing signal multiplied with a factor that is equal to the determined number of pulses of the timing signal, divided by a predetermined divisor. The controller generates the output signal based on the intermediate timing signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Oce Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Werner Zollner, Michael Mayr
  • Publication number: 20200189266
    Abstract: A method for detecting an operating state of an ejection unit during the printing of an object of a print job the method comprising determining whether the ejection unit is in an operative state or in a malfunctioning state by analyzing a residual pressure wave generated in the liquid in a duct of the ejection unit by an actuation pulse. Further, the method comprises scanning the location of a recording medium onto which liquid has been ejected in order to perform an additional determination of whether the ejection unit is in an operative state or in a malfunctioning state. The method uses both determinations to build feedback information in the form of labeled data that is used in subsequent executions to improve the result of the determinations performed by analyzing a residual pressure wave generated in the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Océ Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Maryam SOLEIMANZADEH, Catharinus VAN ACQUOIJ, Amol A. KHALATE
  • Publication number: 20200189269
    Abstract: In order to determine the nip between a print head and a printing substrate in an ink printing apparatus, ink droplets of a first and second size are simultaneously fired toward the printing substrate by different nozzles of a nozzle row of the print head given a predetermined feed velocity of the printing substrate, whereby print dots of a first size are generated on the printing substrate in a first two print dot row and print dots of a second size are generated on the printing substrate in a second two print dot row. The clearance of the first two print dot row from the second two print dot row is subsequently measured, and the size of the nip is determined from the measured clearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Oce Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Ulrich Stoeckle, Christoph Rummelsberger, Florian Hitzlsperger
  • Publication number: 20200189178
    Abstract: A method of 3D ink jet printing, the method comprising a step of jetting out droplets of a curable liquid onto a substrate in positions that fit into a predetermined raster; and a step of radiation-controlled curing of the liquid, wherein the radiation is applied at spots that also fit into a predetermined raster, wherein the raster that is employed in the curing step has a higher resolution than the raster employed in the jetting step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Océ Holding B.V.
    Inventors: René J. VAN DER MEER, Kateryna FILIPPOVYCH, Felicia G. IONASCU
  • Publication number: 20200189302
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for printing a Quality Assurance print chart, QA chart, comprising the steps of: determining the maximum print width for at least one media sheet to be printed subsequently to the printing of the QA chart, selecting from a plurality of media types designated as being suitable for QA charts, a media type that has substantially the same or a greater media width as the determined print width for the at least one media sheet to be printed subsequently, setting a print width for the QA chart substantially to the determined print width, and printing the QA chart with the set print width on the selected media type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Océ Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Henri P.J. HUNNEKENS, Jan R.P. VAN BRINK, Eric N.P. STAAL, Robert G.H. LIND
  • Publication number: 20200156368
    Abstract: An electrical circuit for measuring the shape of a voltage waveform in a print head of a printer is provided. The electrical circuit comprises an integrated circuit for generating one or more voltage amplitude waveforms. Further, the electrical circuit comprises an inkjet drop forming unit comprising a plurality of inkjet chambers, wherein each of the plurality of inkjet chambers comprises a piezoelectric actuator and an ink nozzle, and a connecting circuit between the integrated circuit and the inkjet drop forming unit suitable for applying one of the one or more voltage amplitude waveforms generated by the integrated circuit to the piezoelectric actuator in one of the plurality of inkjet chambers. In order to measure the shape of the one or more generated voltage amplitude waveforms via capacitive crosstalk, the electrical circuit also comprises a conductor in physical proximity to the connecting circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Océ Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Aart NIJKAMP, Johannes M.M. SIMONS, Cornelis W.M. VENNER
  • Publication number: 20200147985
    Abstract: A device for arranging a print head in a certain position includes a main unit including a main frame providing a primary abutting part and a support part; a sub-unit including a sub-frame providing a secondary abutting part, a connecting member movable relative to the sub-frame between a first position and a second position, and an urging member for urging the connecting member from the second position towards the first position, and a print head connectable to the connecting member to form a sub-assembly with the sub-unit. The main unit is configured to accommodate a sub-assembly formed by the sub-unit and the print head in a preliminary position in which, with the connecting member in the first position, the print head contacts the support part, and the secondary abutting part is spaced apart from the primary abutting part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Océ Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Juan C. PÉREZ MUÑOZ, Henricus J.A. VAN DE SANDE, Hubertus W.G. IN 'T ZANDT
  • Publication number: 20200125304
    Abstract: A roll-fed printing apparatus, a raster image processor, a software medium, and a method of controlling a roll-fed printing apparatus. The roll-fed printing apparatus comprises a print engine and a controller. The controller comprises a roll managing system for managing the printing of ripped images on at least one recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Océ Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Eduardus J.W. Van Vliembergen, Elsemieke P.A. Van Rossum
  • Publication number: 20200114649
    Abstract: A regeneration device having a planiform separating element that, to shield between the nozzle plate of a print head and a recording medium, may be moved so that the regeneration of the print head may be implemented directly above the recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: Océ Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Florian Hitzlsperger
  • Publication number: 20200114662
    Abstract: A method for locally adjusting the glossiness of a printed image includes printing an image onto a recording medium in multiple swaths and locally adjusting the ink volume for each swath. A printer for printing an image onto a recording medium includes a control unit configured to perform the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: Oce Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes B.M. SEVENICH, Tim FRIJNTS, Dirk G. PETERS, Carolus E.P GERRITS
  • Publication number: 20200114647
    Abstract: A cleaning unit for cleaning the nozzle plate of a print head of an inkjet printing device having cleaners with respective different levels of cleaning quality and respective different strengths of loading of the nozzle plate. The different cleaners for cleaning the nozzle plate are selected depending on a cleaning indicator in order to achieve an improved compromise between print quality and service life of the print head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: Océ Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Matthias Andres
  • Publication number: 20200111947
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an inkjet print head includes determining a misfit strain—electric field crystal phase relation for at least one composition of a piezoelectric material; selecting a misfit strain value and a composition of the piezoelectric material based on the determined misfit strain—electric field crystal phase relation for said at least one composition; and based on the selected misfit strain and the selected composition of the piezoelectric material, forming a base layer and an actuator stack on the base layer, the actuator stack including the piezoelectric material, wherein the base layer and the actuator stack have predetermined properties providing the selected misfit strain value and the selected composition. Thus, an inkjet print head having a piezoelectric actuator that is operated on the basis of a crystal phase change is reliably manufacturable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: Océ Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Franciscus R. Blom
  • Publication number: 20200094584
    Abstract: In preparation for the stop of a printer, a forward and backward movement of the recording medium in the form of a web is implemented so that the segment of the recording medium that is in contact with a roller of the printer given a stop of the printer is moved at least partially before or after the roller. In preparation for the stop, climatic properties of the recording medium may thus be adapted to the climatic properties of the local environment of the roller, where deformations of the recording medium may be advantageously reduced or eliminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Océ Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Joachim Samweber
  • Publication number: 20200086632
    Abstract: In a method of controlling a property of liquid droplets, the droplets are ejected from a jetting device having an array of ejection units, each of which comprises a cavity connected to a nozzle and an actuator associated with the cavity for exciting a pressure wave in the liquid in the cavity. The method includes monitoring a sub-threshold pressure wave oscillating in the cavity, but having an amplitude not large enough for jetting-out a droplet, deriving an indicator for the viscosity of the liquid from the behavior of the sub-threshold pressure wave, and adjusting a setting of the jetting device on the basis of the indicator. The method also includes keeping the array of ejection units at a reference temperature, establishing a reference profile, and establishing an operation profile of the indicator. The setting is adjusted on the basis of a difference between the operation profile and the reference profile, thus eliminating non-temperature related differences between the ejection units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Océ Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Herbert MORELISSEN
  • Publication number: 20200086662
    Abstract: In a method and device for drying a printed recording medium, a printed recording medium is introduced into a heated first chamber in which a temperature suitable for drying the recording medium and a first pressure are set. The printed recording medium is also introduced into a second chamber in which a second temperature that is suitable for cooling the recording medium for a further processing and a second pressure are set. The first pressure can be provided to be lower than the second pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Océ Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Revdin Dedic, Christoph Soldner, Oliver Stendel
  • Patent number: 10589547
    Abstract: An inkjet printer having at least one print head in which an aerodynamic element is placed before (e.g. in a transport direction) a recording medium (e.g. in the form of a sheet or page or plate) to reduce or avoid turbulences that may arise due to the relative motion between print head(s) and recording medium at an edge of the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Océ Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Matthias Brust, Egor Mohilnik
  • Publication number: 20200079080
    Abstract: In preparation for an ejection pulse for printing a dot in a subsequent line, the actuator of a nozzle of an inkjet printer is activated in a current line with an excitation pulse via which no ink ejection is produced although an oscillation of ink in the nozzle is produced. The oscillation that is produced by the excitation pulse is thereby matched to the ejection pulse such that the ink droplets that are ejected by the ejection pulse in the subsequent line at least approximately has a defined target droplet velocity. The droplet velocity of the ejected ink droplets, and thus the droplet positioning, may thus be made uniform via the use of excitation pulses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: Océ Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Ulrich Stoeckle, Florian Hitzlsperger
  • Publication number: 20200084332
    Abstract: A printing system and method of printing a digital image resulting in an elevated print on a support. The elevated print has a surface of varying height. The printing system is configured to print a number of pass images on top of each other in a number of passes. The definition of the digital image comprises color data for each pixel of the digital image and height data for indicating a height of each pixel of the digital image. A raster image processor is connected to the printing system and rasterizes the digital image into a raster image. A digital slicer is connected to the printing system and derives from the raster image a number of pass images to be printed on top of each other. The printing system is then printing the pass images on top of each other by applying a number of recording materials on the support. The printing system receives information related to the print order of the recording materials in the pass images for each pass pixel for establishing a special effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: Océ Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Jean-Marie CAMPIGLIA, Felicia G. IONASCU, Cédric T. VALADE