Abstract: A tape cartridge which can be positioned near a print head is provided. A tape cartridge is loaded in a tape printing device including a print head, a head support frame causing the print head to swivel, and a protrusion provided on the head support frame, and has a print tape. The tape cartridge includes a platen roller which receives a pressing force of the print head; a cartridge case having a platen support section which supports the platen roller; and a receiving section which is provided on the side of the print head, of the platen support section, and receives the protrusion.
Abstract: In a device monitor system of the invention including multiple devices, a monitor apparatus, and a terminal that are mutually connected via a network, a serial number (first identifier of physically identifying the device) and a private address of the device are sent from the terminal to the monitor apparatus by e-mail. The monitor apparatus generates an installation ID (second identifier of logically identifying the device) correlated to the received serial number (first identifier), creates a document of a link for an HTTP request including the generated installation ID, a URL of the monitor apparatus, and the received private address of the device, and sends back the document to the terminal by e-mail. The user operates the terminal to click the link for the HTTP request and send the HTTP request to the device. The device receives and analyzes the HTTP request and stores the installation ID in a preset storage location.
Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid ejecting head unit having a plurality of liquid ejecting heads that ejects liquid from nozzles. The liquid ejecting head unit has a head fixing member that fixes a plurality of the liquid ejecting heads in a row with gaps between the heads. The head fixing member has an opening at a frame section, and fixes a plurality of the liquid ejecting heads that are inserted into the opening in a state where at least one portion of each of the nozzle plates protrudes through the opening. Partition plates are arranged between the liquid ejecting heads in the frame section in a row with the liquid ejecting heads across the opening. A portion of each of the partition plates protrudes from the bottom of the frame section.
Abstract: Provided is a network board for generating print data in accordance with the information resources received from outside, and sending the print data to a printer, which can easily install or update a color conversion table or a printer driver, etc. necessary for generating the print data. Whereby, the network board for generating print data in accordance with the information resources received from outside, and sending the print data to a printer is configured to be able to, by itself, access a prescribed site on the network at the prescribed time, such as when the printer is tuned on, and appropriately download a color conversion table or a printer driver, etc. in order to utilize it.
Abstract: A feeding roller is operable to pick up a stacked first medium and to feed the picked up first medium. A medium guide is adapted to guide the fed first medium. A pair of transporting rollers is operable to transport the glided first medium. The feeding roller is disposed at one side deviated from the center of the medium guiding section in a main scanning direction which is a widthwise direction of the fed first medium. The medium guiding section has a first guide section and a second guide section having path for guiding the fed first medium different from that of the first guide section, the first guide section and the second guide section arranged in the main scanning direction. The first guide section is disposed at the one side where the feeding roller is deviated in the main scanning direction. The second guide section is disposed at the other side in the main scanning direction.
Abstract: A system and method for reliably cleaning the nozzle face of each head while flexibly coping with changes in specification for a product to be manufactured. The film forming apparatus has a plurality of heads for jetting droplets, each having an nozzle in a nozzle face; and a common head cleaning mechanism for collectively cleaning the nozzle faces, so that the head cleaning mechanism is not substantially affected by a change in the pitch between the heads, or the like. Typically, the head cleaning mechanism has a wiping sheet for wiping the nozzle faces; a supply unit for feeding the wiping sheet towards the nozzle faces; and a roller for pressing the wiping sheet against the nozzle faces while the wiping sheet is fed from the supply unit, so that an unused cleaning face can always be supplied to each nozzle face.
Abstract: A method of sub-field drive can display with a mode of placing emphasis on responsiveness and display with a mode of placing emphasis on gray-scale reproductiveness. A field is divided into plural sub-fields on a time axis, and each of such sub-fields is a control unit of driving a pixel. A code storing ROM stores a code that controls sub-fields to collecting on-voltage intensively in a former part of a field based on display data. Another code storing ROM stores a code that controls sub-fields to increase levels of gray scale based on display data. A data encoder determines whether each pixel of display data is an edge part of a moving image or not, selects a code that enables superior display in responsiveness at the edge part of a moving and selects a code that enables superior display in gray scale reproductiveness in other parts from the ROMs.
Abstract: A printer 1 has transportation paths for conveying media in two directions, that of a first transportation path P1 and that of a second transportation path P2 (or third transportation path P3) perpendicular to the first transportation path P1. With this printer 1 a single compact unit can be used for media processing by reading and printing the media, as well as for printing receipts and validation printing.
Abstract: Provided is a motor control circuit in which the circuit structure is not complicated, which has a favorable response to the phase difference signal, and in which the signal variation caused by heat is small. This rotation control circuit of a motor includes: a PWM control circuit of the motor; a rotational speed sensor of the motor; a reference signal generation circuit 10; a phase comparing circuit; and a divider for dividing the detected rotational speed signal of the motor; wherein the phase difference between the signal from the divider and the signal based on the reference signal is sought with the phase comparing unit, and this phase difference signal is supplied to the PWM control circuit.
Abstract: A semiconductor device in certain embodiments includes an insulating layer provided above the upper surface of a semiconductor substrate, and a capacitive element section and a resistance element section formed above the insulating layer. In the capacitive element section, a gate electrode serving as an opposite electrode for the capacitive element is formed above the insulating layer. The gate electrode is covered with a dielectric layer comprising silicon oxide, silicon nitride or tantalum oxide, and an electrode for the capacitive element comprising MoSix is provided above the dielectric layer. The resistance element section has a resistance element comprising MoSix formed simultaneously with the electrode for the capacitive element in the same process.
Abstract: Correction tables store correction data. Based on the correction data, a linear interpolation circuit generates data in accordance with a data value of input image data. A latch circuit group latches each piece of output data of the linear interpolation circuit in synchronization with a rising edge of a block signal. A selector selects correction data based on an address signal and outputs the correction data to an adder circuit. The adder circuit adds delayed image data to the selected correction data, thus generating corrected image data. Accordingly, an error among channels, which is caused by phase expansion, can be corrected.
Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention relate to a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, in which, when a cell capacitor of a DRAM and a capacitor element in an analog element region are mix-mounted on the same chip, the manufacturing steps can be simplified. First, the lower electrodes 55a and 55b of the capacitor elements 600a and 600b, and the storage nodes 53a and 53b of the cell capacitors 700a and 700b are simultaneously formed. Next, a dielectric layer (ON layer 61) of the capacitor elements 600a and 600b, and a dielectric layer (ON layer 61) of the cell capacitors 700a and 700b are simultaneously formed. Then, the upper electrodes 69a and 69b of the capacitor elements 600a and 600b and the cell plate 67 of the cell capacitors 700a and 700b are simultaneously formed.
Abstract: An ink cartridge for an ink jet printer having a housing having at least one wall. The ink cartridge further has at least two ink chambers for containing different ink accommodated in the housing. Ink supply ports are formed in one wall of the housing within each of the ink chambers. Each of the ink supply ports has an inner opening and an outer opening. The distance from the inner opening of a first ink supply port to that of a second ink supply port adjacent to the first ink supply port is different from a second distance from the outer opening of the first ink supply opening to that of the second ink supply port.
Abstract: The invention provides a reflection type liquid crystal device, and a projection type display and electronic equipment in which display defects caused by disclination are reduced, minimized or prevented from being produced for a highly fine liquid crystal display with a space between pixels made to be narrow to make it possible to provide a high-contrast and bright display. A liquid crystal device includes a liquid crystal layer sandwiched between a first substrate and a second substrate, and a first electrode and a second electrode formed on a face of the above-described second substrate on a side of the above-described liquid crystal layer. The above-described first electrode and the above-described second electrode are formed so that an electric field substantially parallel to the surface of the substrate with respect to the above-described liquid crystal layer can be applied thereto.
Abstract: An electrophoretic display capable of improved contrast. A back substrate 52 provided with a transparent electrode 54 and a transparent substrate 53 provided with transparent electrodes 551 to 553 are arranged at a predetermined distance D. Between the transparent substrate 53 and the back substrate 52 are arranged a large number of microcapsules. In each of the microcapsules 56A is sealed a dispersion comprised of electrophoretic particles 57 dispersed in a dispersion medium 61 in advance by the microcapsulation technique. The plurality of microcapsules 56A are sandwiched between the transparent substrate 53 and the back substrate 52. The display surface side and the back side thereof are flat in shape.
Abstract: A method for making a piezoelectric device wherein residual stresses in the piezoelectric transducer element of the piezoelectric device are relieved by forming a groove or grooves extending into a thick-walled region of the peripheral wall of a ceramic substrate in the piezoelectric device. The stresses to be relieved are caused by a difference in shrinkage between the ceramic substrate and the piezoelectric transducer as a result of sintering the substrate and the transducer to form an integral product.
June 8, 1994
Date of Patent:
July 1, 2003
NGK Indulators, LTD, Seiko Epson Corp.
Natsumi Shimogawa, Koji Kimura, Yukihisa Takeuchi
Abstract: Recording paper fed from a paper feed section comes in contact with a paper detection member of a detector unit and the paper detection member is rotated about a first fulcrum, shading the optical axis of an optical sensor. When the recording paper passes through and the paper detection member is brought out of contact with the recording paper, the paper detection member is restored to the former position and does not shade the optical axis. A carriage/cartridge detection member of the detector unit comes in contact with a carriage engagement part and a cartridge engagement part placed in a carriage and is rotated about a second fulcrum, shading the optical axis of the optical sensor. When the carriage/cartridge detection member is brought out of contact with the engagement parts, the carriage/cartridge detection member is restored to the former position and does not shade the optical axis.
Abstract: An ink cartridge of the present invention has a storage element, in which plural pieces of specific information relating to an ink cartridge are stored at specific addresses that respectively occupy minimum bits required for storage. Namely the storage capacities required for storing the respective pieces of specific information are different from one another. For example, a piece of information on the year of manufacture is registered in a data length of 7 bits, a piece of information on the month of manufacture is registered in a data length of 4 bits, and a piece of information on the date of manufacture is registered in a data length of 5 bits. A piece of information on the time (hour) of manufacture is registered in a data length of 5 bits, and a piece of information on the time (minute) of manufacture is registered in a data length of 6 bits.
Abstract: A piezoelectric/electrostrictive actuator including a ceramic substrate, and at least one piezoelectric/electrostrictive actuator unit formed on at least a portion of at least one surface of the substrate, each piezoelectric/electrostrictive actuator unit having a first electrode film, a piezoelectric/electrostrictive film and a second electrode film which are laminated in the order of description, with the piezoelectric/electrostrictive actuator unit formed on the substrate by heat treatment.