Abstract: A laminated window is prepared by applying an ultraviolet curable acrylate resin to a transparent rigid outer layer. The acrylate is carried in a solvent that swells a plastic surface of the outer layer to promote adhesion. After evaporating substantially all of the solvent the base coat is exposed to ultraviolet radiation to polymerize the acrylate. An electrically conductive metal layer is deposited on a portion of the base coat. When this is completed the window may be laminated with a conventional interlayer and rigid transparent inner layer.
February 22, 1988
Date of Patent:
April 24, 1990
Howard S. DeCamp, John A. Raffo, Alex Z. Bimanand
Abstract: An image recording method and an image recording apparatus using an ink which is substantially non-adhesive but can be imparted with an adhesiveness when subjected to a pH change. In the image recording method, the ink is subjected to a pattern of pH change to be provided with an adhesive pattern, which is then transferred to a recording medium, such as plain paper, directly or by the medium of an intermediate transfer medium to form an ink pattern corresponding to the pH change pattern.
Abstract: The invention is directred to an electric heating in a bread toaster, comprising an insulating body (11) and heat conductor portions (14, 14') which may be arranged on both the front part and the back of the insulating body (11) and are pressed thereagainst by mounting strips (21). To compensate for uneven browning of the article to be toasted--which is caused by the bread toaster being cooled by an air current entering at its bottom and subsequently flowing mainly in the area of the center axis (X) of the insulating body (11)--, it is suggested to provide the mounting strips (21) on the insulating body (11) spaced from one center aixs (X) and thus substantially outside the range of action of the air current.
Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of electro-thermal conversion material and its products, made by semiconductor material. The process of making the electrothermal conversion material is as follows: a liquor is composed by dissolving two kinds of chloride (tin tetrachloride, etc.) in ethyl alcohol or carbinol, and another liquor, ammonium fluoride. After atomization of these two liquors, under the condition of high temperature, high valent metal oxide, low valent metal oxide and metal single substance etc, the metals of which correspond to the two kinds of chloride, deposit onto the surface of the high-temperature-resistant insulating material, forming a conductive semiconductor membrane.
Abstract: A variable resistor whose resistance is adjustable by rotating a rotor on an insulating substrate having an arcuate resistive element. The rotor is formed of an insulating resin and includes an inner skirt and an outer skirt extending from a bottom surface thereof. The inner skirt contacts the upper surface of the insulating substrate inside the arcuate resistive element. A metallic slider is integrated with the rotor by insert molding. The slider comprises a base formed of a metal plate folded at least into two, and arms having contacts at the tips thereof for slidably contacting the resistive element on the insulating substrate. The arms are folded along lines which are parallel to a line extending from the center of the base to the contacts of the arms to cause the contacts to project toward the insulating substrate. One of the metal plates forming the base cooperates with the inner and outer skirts of the rotor to seal a space accommodating the resistive element and the arms of the slider.
Abstract: Information is recorded with one or more elongate thermal recording heads on a recording medium advancing at least intermittently on a recording medium support. Such recording head or heads are being pressed against the recording medium at the recording medium support by at least two biasing devices spaced along such elongate thermal recording head or heads. These two biasing devices are balanced relative to each other opposite the elongate thermal recording head or heads, as seen from the recording medium support. Different characteristics of the biasing devices are thus compensated opposite the elongate thermal recording head or heads, as seen from said recording medium support. Forces acting at one end of an elongate thermal recording head, or acting on one of the recording heads, against either of the biasing devices are transmitted via both biasing devices to an opposite end of that elongate thermal recording head or to the other of two elongate thermal recording heads.
Abstract: An image recording apparatus for recording on a recording sheet an image corresponding to an information signal which apparatus comprises a first housing having a recording sheet holding device for holding the recording sheet, a conveyor for conveying the recording sheet, and a holding member for holding the recording sheet conveyed by the conveyer. A second housing is divisibly openable relative to the first housing and has an ink sheet cassette loading portion for loading thereinto an ink sheet cassette integrally having an ink sheet carrying thereon ink to be transferred and a support member for supporting the ink sheet, the ink sheet cassette being removably mountable with respect to the body of the apparatus.
Abstract: Disclosed is a cell having a variable volume chamber and a fluid supply circuit for an ink jet printing head which is equipped therewith, the cell including a variable volume chamber (1) connected to a pressure sensor (5) and to at least a pair of valves (7, 9) each associated with a restriction (8, 10); the variation of volume being obtained by a piston actuated by an eccentric (3) secured to the rotor of a motor (4).
Abstract: An image forming apparatus makes use of a photosensitive sheet having a surface coated with microcapsules encapsulating a light-curable agent and a colorless dye and an image transfer sheet having one surface coated with a developing agent having an chromogenic effect on the encapsulated colorless dye. When these sheets are superposed one on top of the other and transported to and pressed together between a pair of pressure rollers, the image transfer sheet is transported to the pressure rollers by making an angle greater than 0.5.degree. with the axial direction of these rollers.
Abstract: In an electrically excited transfer recording device which transfers an image or images formed in a recording film onto a recording chart, a recording head is comprised of a head base of resin having insulating properties and a plurality of electrode needles formed on the head base. During the printing, a resistance layer formed in the recording film is electrically charged by the electrode needles and ink contained in the recording film is fused upon generation of heat in the resistance layer to be transferred onto the recording chart.
Abstract: A printhead cartridge and carriage assembly (10) is provided comprising: a carriage (12); a snap-spring (62) for securing a printing cartridge (14) in postion on the carriage; and an interconnect strip (16) for supplying electrical signals to the cartridge, including a force loading spring pad (24) for urging a portion of the interconnect strip against a portion of the cartridge. The cartridge has top (32), bottom (34), sides (36, 38), front (40) and rear (42) surfaces and includes a printhead (44) on the bottom surface, an electrical contact strip (46) on the back surface connected to the printhead, referencing pads (56) on the side surface, and a lip (64) on the back surface for accepting the snap-spring. Referencing surface (60) are provided for receiving the referencing pads on the cartridge. The spring pad urges the interconnect strip against the electrical contact of the cartridge.
November 21, 1988
Date of Patent:
March 6, 1990
David W. Pinkerpell, Larry A. Jackson, J. Paul Harmon, Steve O. Rasmussen
Abstract: A thermal printing head in accordance with the present invention has a substrate formed of an electrical insulator, heating elements formed on the substrate, and conductive layers formed on the part of the heating elements that is adjacent to and on either side of heat generating portions of the heating elements. The resistivity of heating elements is set at a value of not less than 1000 .mu..OMEGA..cm and, simultaneously, the thickness of conductive layers is set at a value of not more than 300 nm. By virtue of this arrangement, it is possible to reduce the distance between the heat generating portions of the head and the printing paper or ink sheet, and the thin conductive layers contribute to minimizing diffusion of the heat. The thermal printing head is therefore capable of efficiently and accurately transferring heat generated by the heat generating portions to the printing paper or ink sheet.
Abstract: A compact, handy type facsimile machine includes a light source for illuminating an original, a line image sensor for optically reading the original, a condensation sensor for detecting formation of water droplets by condensation on the image sensor, and a control circuit for activating the light source when the condensation sensor has detected the formation of water droplets by condensation on the image sensor. Thus, upon occurrence of condensation, the condensation sensor generates a detection signal, and, in response thereto, the light source is lit to produce heat which then causes the water droplets formed on the image sensor to disappear. Upon disappearance of such water droplets, the control circuit deactivates the light source if there is no original to be read.
Abstract: An electrical heater which has a conductive polymer resistive element and two laminar electrodes. The electrodes are shaped and positioned such that there is a continuous margin around the periphery of the resistive element on at least one surface. The margin is particularly useful in reducing arcing which may occur between the electrodes.
March 17, 1989
Date of Patent:
February 27, 1990
James L. Claypool, Thomas A. Kridl, Lee M. Middleman
Abstract: This is a structure of, and method for preparation of, molybdenum resistors in a superconductor integrated circuit. It utilizes a pattern superconductor film; applying an aluminum film on the patterned superconductor film; and then applying a molybdenum film on the aluminum film to provide an aluminum-molybdenum, etch-stop interface; applying a patterned resist film on the molybdenum film; etching the exposed molybdenum film to expose a portion of the aluminum-molybdenum, etch-stop interface; and oxidizing the exposed aluminum-molybdenum, etch-stop interface. The aluminum-molybdenum etch stop interface protects the patterned superconductor film and the support (including any other underlayers) and increases processing margins for the etch time.
Abstract: Ink jet printing head and replacement of bevel sticks in industrial tracers by an ink jet printing head provided with a set of deflection plates (3, 4, 5) so arranged and polarized that the electric field of deflection of droplets is orientable according to an angle which may vary from 0.degree. to 180.degree.. The applications cover particularly the field of industrial tracing techniques.
Abstract: The arrangement, according to the invention, includes a positioning drive with which a record chart bundle is drivable in a recording movement direction when it is received on a centering pin which can be raised and lowered, an adjustable stop which rotates at the recording speed and compensates for an angular difference between the recording angle per record chart and a complete revolution of this record chart, a catch arm, which is formed on at the stop, cooperating in turn with a radial edge of a sector-shaped cut-out portion of the uppermost record chart in the bundle during the positioning, the sector shape being conventional in record chart bundles, and driving means which are active when a record chart bundle is positioned and which couple the record chart bundle with the recording drive, the driving means being rotatably supported at a web which is movable vertically at the centering pin.
February 21, 1989
Date of Patent:
February 20, 1990
Mannesmann Kienzle GmbH
Norbert Knauer, Benjamin Saeger, Josef Wangler, Norbert Helmschrott
Abstract: A hand scanning type image input and output device includes a main body adapted to be moved by hand to scan an object, such as a manuscript, and having an enclosed readout head adapted to read out the information on a desired portion of the object via an opening formed on the surface of the main body which is tightly contacted with the object, a movable roll reciprocably supported on the surface of the main body in which the read-out opening is formed, and a travel guide section rotatably mounted to the main body. A mounting reference surface for the object is formed on the perimeter of the read-out opening and the movable roll is rotated in synchronism with a detecting unit adpated to detect the distance traversed by the main body.
Abstract: A method for recording pictures wherein a material to be scanned by a laser beam comprises a first layer laid on a substrate to form a picture zone and a reading zone and a second layer laid on the picture zone only which is capable of absorbing laser radiation. The laser beam is capable of double relative motion with respect to the above material with a first fast motion along a first axis and with a second motion, slow in comparison with the first motion, along a second axis which, for example, may be perpendicular to the first axis. The power of the laser beam is modulated as a function of the information to be recorded in synchronism with the above mentioned first motion.
Abstract: A circuit and method for interrupting power applied to an electrically conductive panel such as a vehicle windshield or window upon cracking of the conductive coating or element thereon. The circuit includes structure for (1) monitoring the resistance of the conductive element and (2) interrupting power applied thereto when the resistance of the conductive element assumes a value indicative of element cracking.