Patents Examined by Anthony H. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11358384
    Abstract: An assembly of a first and a second printing or converting apparatus is each at least provided with a number of printing or converting modules disposed one after the other in a main direction, through which in use a substrate web can be guided. The first and the second printing or converting apparatuses are respectively provided with a first and a second rail assembly each extending in a main direction next to or above the associated printing or converting modules and over which at least one processing station is movable. The assembly further includes a transfer assembly which is provided with rail assemblies which are configured to move the at least one processing station from the first rail assembly to the second rail assembly and vice versa and to buffer processing stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: MPS HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Lambert Dirk Van Den Brink
  • Patent number: 11358382
    Abstract: A pad printing device for printing a window of a display device includes a pad to transfer ink to the window. The pad includes a printing portion to transfer the ink to the window by being pressed against the window and a body portion disposed on the printing portion and to apply a pressure to the printing portion. A hardness of the printing portion is less than a hardness of the body portion, and a sidewall of a portion of the pad where the printing portion contacts the body portion is substantially perpendicular to the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventors: Beomgyu Choi, ByoungYul Shim, Junga Lee
  • Patent number: 11338571
    Abstract: A method for cleaning a printing fluid off a surface of at least one rotatable component of a printing press includes selecting and executing one of a plurality of predefined cleaning operations in an automated way. The selection is made on the basis of a predefined mathematical model executed on a computer and, when the model is executed, a parameter corresponding to an amount of the printing fluid present on the surface is calculated. The improved cleaning method may be applied in all modes of operation of the printing press and in particular allows detergent, cleaning cloth, and/or water to be saved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventor: Thomas Bechberger
  • Patent number: 11334008
    Abstract: A sheet-member guide structure includes a first guide member that guides a sheet member from a fixing unit to a transport roller unit, the fixing unit fixing an image formed on the sheet member to the sheet member by heating the sheet member that is transported, the transport roller unit transporting the sheet member; and a second guide member that comes into contact with the sheet member to which the image has been fixed by the fixing unit and guides the sheet member to the transport roller unit, the second guide member being disposed downstream of the first guide member in a transporting direction in which the sheet member is transported and being made of a material having a thermal conductivity higher than a thermal conductivity of a material of the first guide member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Akira Shimodaira
  • Patent number: 11298935
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus suitable for use as a printer wash-up blade. Also provided is a method of cleaning a roller on a rotary printing press using the above apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Gilbert M. Ashdown, Raymond Dabela
  • Patent number: 11298594
    Abstract: A golf ball scriber includes: a clip comprising a first clip body and a second clip body which are connected by a pivot shaft; a clamping groove surface disposed on an inner clamping surface of the clip; a sealed brush device; a first clip groove and a second clip groove symmetrically arranged on a respective outer wall of the first clip body and the second clip body; a scribing ruler disposed at a bottom surface of the first clip groove; a strip-shaped chamfered groove disposed on the scribing ruler away from the clamping groove surface; and a strip-shaped scribing groove disposed on the chamfered groove which corresponds to the clamping groove surface, wherein the scribing ruler, the chamfered groove, and the scribing groove share a central line, and the brush device is in sliding connection with the first clip groove disposed on the first clip body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventor: Kevin Wan
  • Patent number: 11298961
    Abstract: A pallet for holding garments during printing comprises a base and a frame pivotally attached to the base, to hold a garment in a space between the base and the frame, the frame being locked onto the base over the garment to define the space. The pallet comprises a primary locking mechanism to lock the frame into a first position defining a relatively small space for a thin garment and a secondary locking mechanism for locking the frame into a second position defining a relatively large space for thicker garments, thereby providing a single pallet that can accommodate garments of a larger range of thicknesses, for example t-shirts and sweaters or hoodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Kornit Digital Ltd.
    Inventors: Amit Baharal, Hasan Shriem, Gerald David
  • Patent number: 11279158
    Abstract: A dummy cartridge includes a body having an external shape dimensioned to be received in a cartridge pocket, and a handle integrated into the body, with cavities provided in the body on two opposite sides of the handle; wherein the cavities are dimensioned to allow insertion of a human thumb and/or finger on the two opposite sides of the handle for gripping the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David Butinya, Jose Antonio Alvarez Tapia, Marc Clotet Marti
  • Patent number: 11279123
    Abstract: An application unit includes an application mechanism with an impression cylinder, a forme cylinder, a supply roller, and a positioning device. The positioning device has a linear guide and a main supporting member, which is arranged to be movable in a positioning direction, guided by the linear guide, and is arranged rotatably on the main supporting member by a rolling bearing. The positioning device has a transfer supporting member, which is arranged to be movable in the positioning direction relative to the main supporting member, guided by the linear guide. On the transfer supporting member, a component of a bearing seat is provided, and which is configured to receive a rolling bearing arranged on the supply roller. The positioning device has a reservoir supporting member, which is arranged to be movable in the positioning direction, both relative to the main supporting member and relative to the transfer supporting member, guided by the at least one linear guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: KOENIG & BAUER AG
    Inventors: Volker Rauh, Andreas Bernard, Kristina Freisinger, Rudolf Geldhauser, Lars Keil, Michael Koblinger
  • Patent number: 11267238
    Abstract: A method and a device for clampingly holding against a substrate (8), for example a drinking cup, a heat transfer sheet (5) using a clamping sheet (2), comprising providing a device (1) with a substrate holder (10) for clampingly holding the substrate (8); providing a clamping sheet (2) with a width and a length, length being measured between longitudinal ends of the clamping sheet (2), and wherein at the longitudinal ends of the clamping sheet (2) coupling means (3) are provided; and positioning in catch means (4) of a positioning device the coupling means (3) for keeping the clamping sheet (2) in a first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Technotape Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Bonne Klein Woolthuis, Harmen Klein Woolthuis
  • Patent number: 11260651
    Abstract: A dust removal device for continuous paper improves operability and usability for a user. The continuous paper is continuously supplied in a rightward direction, then through guide rollers, the direction of the continuous paper is reversed leftward. A downward front surface of the continuous paper is cleaned with a first dust removal device. Further, a direction of the continuous paper is reversed with a guide roller rightward. A downward back surface of the continuous paper is cleaned with a second dust removal device, and is guided to the downstream side. The two dust removal devices are provided in a vertical positional relationship in space. Dust removed with a dust removing member falls to a dust receiving member and is stored in the dust receiving member. It is possible to easily dispose the dust by pulling out the dust removal device from a cleaning position to an outside detachment position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventor: Takuya Kambayashi
  • Patent number: 11262675
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image holding unit that holds a toner image, a transfer unit that transfers the toner image held by the image holding unit onto a medium in a transfer region, a reduction unit that is positioned further upstream than the transfer region and that reduces an electrical resistance of a first surface of the medium, the first surface being opposite to a second surface of the medium onto which an image is to be transferred, and a control unit that controls the reduction unit in accordance with a type of a medium to be used in such a manner that the electrical resistance of the first surface does not exceed a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp
    Inventors: Masaaki Takahashi, Yoko Miyamoto, Noboru Hirakawa, Yoshiyuki Tominaga
  • Patent number: 11254117
    Abstract: A processing device configured to process a printed sheet (3) includes an embossing device (5) configured to perform emboss-processing of the sheet (3), and a final processing device configured to perform final working processing of a surface of the sheet (3). The final processing device includes at least one of a number printing device (6) configured to print a number on the sheet (3), and a varnishing device configured to apply a varnish to the sheet (3). There is provided a processing device capable of performing emboss-processing without disturbing sheet feeding when performing the final process of printing by performing the emboss-processing at an appropriate stage of a printing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Kamoda, Naoya Yamashita
  • Patent number: 11254118
    Abstract: An apparatus for ink contaminant drying includes a marker platen having a topside and a bottom side, and a plurality of heating elements located beneath the topside of the marker platen. The plurality of heating elements provides heating with respect to a surface of the marker platen, which prevents ink contaminants on the surface from remaining in a viscous fluidic state over a period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Seemit Praharaj, Paul McConville, Douglas Herrmann, Jason Lefevre, Chu-Heng Liu
  • Patent number: 11247452
    Abstract: A method for mounting one or more printing plate segments on a carrier sheet. The method comprises importing a file into a computer associated with a mounting unit. For each printing plate segment, the file includes a printing plate segment identifier, information regarding alignment of registration marks relative to the carrier sheet; and image data corresponding to a characteristic pattern associated with each printing plate segment. A composite image depicting the image data corresponding to the characteristic patterns is then displayed on a display in the predetermined arrangement of one or more printing plate segment locations and orientations. A mounting unit and a printing system and computer readable media programmed with instructions for performing the method are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventors: Joachim Scheele, Nils Kay
  • Patent number: 11249433
    Abstract: A decurling device includes: a first transport unit including a transport roller, the first transport unit that sandwiches a transported sheet and transports the transported sheet further downstream; and a second transport unit including an endless belt that is in contact with the transport roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Komatsu, Shingo Akiyama, Shogo Kamiya, Seiji Taira
  • Patent number: 11237480
    Abstract: Methods for forming imprinted patterns using an imprint template. The imprint template may include at least an imprint portion and a photomask portion. The imprint portion may include imprinting patterns. The imprinting patterns may be transferred into a first imprint shot region of a resist layer. The photomask portion may include light blocking patterns. The light blocking patterns may provide a light permeation area corresponding to a boundary region defining a second imprint shot region of the resist layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventor: Wooyung Jung
  • Patent number: 11230094
    Abstract: A thermosetting unit, in particular for a textile printer, includes a pair of stationary supports, a thermosetting roller extending between said stationary supports and rotatably carried by said stationary supports around a longitudinal axis thereof, a stationary infrared lamp extending inside said thermosetting roller and having opposite ends supported by said stationary supports, and a temperature-uniforming device housed inside the thermosetting roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventor: Roberto Maria Martellono
  • Patent number: 11220101
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drying unit (22) for drying printed substrates (21), comprising a chamber (23) with a gaseous medium which is oxygen-reduced by means of an inert gas, wherein the substrates (21) are guided through the chamber (23) or at least can be guided through the chamber, and the chamber (23) has an entrance for the substrates (21) to be guided into the chamber (23) in the transport direction (T) of the substrates (21). The entrance for the substrates (21) to be guided into the chamber (23) is formed by two cylinders (04; 06) which are positioned against each other longitudinally. The cylinders (04; 06) positioned against each other at the entrance of the chamber (23) form a printing unit (03). One of the cylinders (04) is designed as a printing cylinder (04), and the other cylinder (06) is designed as a cylinder (06) which interacts with the printing cylinder (04) and applies a printed image onto the affected substrates (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: KOENIG & BAUER AG
    Inventors: Johannes Schaede, Robert Stierman
  • Patent number: 11220100
    Abstract: While deterioration in processing efficiency caused by printing devices with slow printing speed is suppressed, facilities necessary to manufacture can bodies are able to be shared. A can body manufacturing system includes: a can body conveyance route, by which can bodies are conveyed, provided to branch halfway and thereafter merge again, the can body conveyance route at least including a first branching conveyance route and a second branching conveyance route; a first printing device performing printing on can bodies conveyed by the first branching conveyance route; and a second printing device performing printing on can bodies conveyed by the second branching conveyance route, the number of can bodies on which printing is performed by the second printing device per unit time being different from the number of can bodies on which printing is performed by the first printing device per unit time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventors: Shinichi Ojima, Kazunori Ikeda, Kazuhisa Masuda, Hitomi Matsushima