Patents Examined by Huan Tran
  • Patent number: 10201986
    Abstract: A sheet conveyance device transports a sheet to a predetermined processing unit, and includes a conveyance belt, a ventilation unit, and a suction unit. The conveyance belt has a first surface and a second surface, and is arranged to be opposed to the processing unit to transport the sheet on the first surface in a predetermined conveyance direction. On an upstream side of the processing unit in the conveyance direction, the ventilation unit blows out wind toward the sheet to adhere the sheet to the first surface of the conveyance belt. The suction unit is arranged to be opposed to the processing unit with the conveyance belt interposed therebetween to generate a negative pressure between the sheet adhered to the first surface by the ventilation unit and the conveyance belt, thereby bringing the sheet into close contact with the first surface of the conveyance belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Tetsuro Kawashima
  • Patent number: 10201990
    Abstract: In one example a method is disclosed for printing duplex images. The method includes printing an image on side A of media, including an alignment mark. Detecting the alignment mark with a sensor. The velocity of the media is determined when the alignment mark is detected. Printing an image on side B of the media where the location of the image on side B is dependent on the velocity of the media. In another example a printer is disclosed that uses the method to print duplex images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Cèsar Fernandez, Jose Galmes, Alisher Alikhodjaev
  • Patent number: 10195872
    Abstract: A label printer is configured to sequentially issue a reserved number of printed labels on which information on a reserved commodity is printed, and the label printer includes: a designation means configured to designate a commodity; an input means configured to input the number of printed labels to be issued on which information on the commodity designated by the designation means is printed; and a registration means configured to receive, while the printed labels are issued, designation of the commodity by the designation means and input of the number of printed labels to be issued by the input means, and register a reservation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ishida Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Souhei Tashiro, Kengo Aoyama, Tamaki Matsuura, Naoki Komai, Suguru Doiguchi, Osamu Hiraiwa
  • Patent number: 10195880
    Abstract: A width detecting system includes a sensor-LED array positioned across a path of a media and/or ribbon within a printing apparatus. The LEDs are adapted to produce light directed toward the media and/or ribbon path. The optical sensors are configured to detect the LED light, produce analog signals proportionate to the received amount of light, and transmit the signals to a signal receiving assembly for processing. Additionally or alternatively, a width detecting system can have an array of LEDs facing an array of sensors in such a way that the media and/or ribbon path is located between the arrays. A method for width detection includes analyzing sensor data to determine one or more transition point between media and no-media sections, and calculating media width. The method can include using sensor data collected for a reflective and/or transmissive sensor arrays, and can be used for media and/or ribbon width detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: DATAMAX-O'NEIL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sébastien Michel Marie Joseph d'Armancourt
  • Patent number: 10195879
    Abstract: There is provided a bracket of a printing apparatus including a thermal head and a platen and performing printing on a print medium. The bracket includes a frame; a moving mechanism supported to be movable with respect to the frame in a specified direction; a motor provided on the frame; a transmitting mechanism connected to the motor and to the moving mechanism; and an encoder which outputs a signal in accordance with movement of the moving mechanism. The moving mechanism includes: a first roller positioned, with respect to the platen facing the thermal head, on an upstream side of a conveyance path of the print medium; a second roller positioned, with respect to the platen, on a downstream side of the conveyance path; and a supporting member which rotatably supports the first roller and the second roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazuma Hojo
  • Patent number: 10195871
    Abstract: A thermal printhead (TPH) is positioned to selectively preheat a blanket surface such as an arbitrarily reimageable surface of a variable lithography system. The blanket then immediately passes through a chamber containing dampening solution vapor. The vapor condenses only where the blanket has not been heated, thus developing an image ready for inking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: XEROX CORPORATION, PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INC.
    Inventors: Steven R. Moore, Palghat S. Ramesh, Alex S. Brougham
  • Patent number: 10189262
    Abstract: A cleaning liquid for rinsing an ink adhering to an article includes water and a first organic solvent, wherein a liquid mixture of the water and the first organic solvent has a Hansen solubility parameter including a hydrogen bond term of 10.0 (cal/cm3)1/2 or less, wherein the ink includes water, a second organic solvent, a polyurethane resin particle, and a polysiloxane surfactant having an HLB value of 8 or less, wherein the polyurethane resin particle accounts for 5 percent by mass or more of a total amount of the ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuta Nakamura, Michihiko Namba, Masahiro Kido, Hiroaki Takahashi, Hikaru Kobayashi, Naoto Shimura, Akiko Bannai, Shizuka Kohzuki
  • Patent number: 10189251
    Abstract: Heating is stopped in between recordings in a first recording mode where the time between recordings is relatively long, while heating is continuously performed in between recordings in a second recording mode where the time between recordings is relatively short.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazunori Yamauchi, Masashi Hayashi, Daisuke Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10189272
    Abstract: A correction value acquiring method for inkjet printing apparatus includes the following steps: a testing chart forming step for forming a testing chart in one printing job, the testing chart including a first line segment group having a plurality of first line segments formed by causing a drive circuit of a head module acting as reference to output a reference drive signal for obtaining a reference density, and a second line segment group having a plurality of second line segments formed by causing drive circuits of head modules other than the head module acting as reference to output the reference drive signal and drive signals with a plurality of different correction values added to the reference drive signal; an identifying step for identifying from the testing chart a second line segment having a density matching with that of a first line segment; and a correction value acquiring step for acquiring a correction value corresponding to the second line segment identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Screen Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunio Muraji, Seiya Nomura, Tomoyasu Okushima
  • Patent number: 10189276
    Abstract: A tape printing device that is vertically long and can be operated by being handheld includes a main key operating portion configured with a plurality of groups of keys 215, 217, and 219 on a front surface, in which, among the plurality of groups of keys 215, 217, and 219, a group of keys 215 having a high frequency of operations is disposed at a position near a gravity center portion in a longitudinal direction, and the groups of keys 217 and 219 having a low frequency of operations are disposed at a position distant from the gravity center portion in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kubota, Taishi Sasaki, Akihiro Shintani, Haruki Sugawara, Naoya Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10189281
    Abstract: A method of forming a digital print on a surface (2) by applying powder of dry ink (15) including colorants (7) on the surface, bonding a part of the dry ink (15) powder to the surface (2) by a digital heating print head (80) such that the digital print is formed by the bonded dry ink colorants (7) and removing non-bonded dry ink (15) from the surface (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: CERALOC INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Darko Pervan, Tony Pervan
  • Patent number: 10183517
    Abstract: The embodiments of the disclosure provide a correction method for laser marking, comprising: obtaining an image to be marked; in a preset coordinate system of a laser marker, determining a fracture region and a non-fracture region of the image to be marked; correcting the non-fracture region of the image to be marked by using a preset correcting formula; correcting the fracture region of the image to be marked by using a preset standard correction value and a preset weighted coefficient corresponding to coordinate position; and marking with the corrected image to be marked. According to the disclosure, by providing weighted correction for the mark points within the fracture region according to finely divided coordinate positions, the distortion correction for the fracture region can be completed without measuring deviation values of marking region with high density and high precision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: MAXPHOTONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Song, Yixin Jiang, Gaofeng He, Feng Jiang
  • Patent number: 10179463
    Abstract: A thermal head includes a substrate; a heat generating section disposed on the substrate; an electrode electrically connected to the heat generating section; a cover layer which covers part of the electrode; a pad electrically connected to the electrode; and a joining member electrically connected to the pad. The cover layer includes a first portion and a second portion which is smaller in thickness than the first portion. The second portion is placed on the pad. The pad has a convexity which exposes from the second portion. The joining member is connected to the convexity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Youichi Moto, Takashi Asou, Ryohei Matsubara, Yui Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10179448
    Abstract: An inkjet printing machine includes a controller and performs margin-less printing on a base material on the basis of image data having a size larger than that of the base material by discharging ink from an inkjet head while relatively moving the base material and the inkjet head for one cycle of reciprocation or more in a main-scanning direction. On the basis of the image data, the controller controls the inkjet head to stop discharging ink, when the inkjet head is moved from the outside toward an end of the base material. The controller controls, when the inkjet head is moved from the inside toward the end of the base material, the inkjet head to discharge ink to complement an image in a section where the inkjet head stops discharging ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mamoru Saito
  • Patent number: 10173437
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing decorative laminates includes the steps of a) inkjet printing a first decorative layer by a first multi-pass inkjet printer and delivering the inkjet printed first decorative layer to a laminate heating press where it is heat pressed into a decorative laminate; and b) inkjet printing a second decorative layer by a second multi-pass inkjet printer and delivering the inkjet printed second decorative layer to the same laminate heating press where it is heat pressed into a decorative laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: AGFA NV
    Inventor: Hans Strijckers
  • Patent number: 10173444
    Abstract: A printer includes a conveying device that conveys a printing medium and a cutting device that makes a trim cut in at least one of a plurality of corners of a region where a printed material has been printed. The conveying device conveys the printing medium to the cutting device before the cut is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koichi Kamei
  • Patent number: 10175304
    Abstract: Synchronous measuring terminals 5 synchronously measure phasor quantity D101 of a voltage/current at respective measurement points 1 and 2. A data-set creating block 91 of a short-circuit capacity monitoring device 7 creates, for each measurement cycle ?t, a data set D102 containing n pieces of data based on the phasor quantities D101 of voltage and current. A phase correcting block 92 performs a phase correction on the phasor quantity using the data set D102 to create a data set D102?, and a backward impedance estimating block 93 estimates a backward impedance D103 using the data set D102?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoko Kosaka, Takenori Kobayashi, Yoshiki Takabayashi, Kazuya Omata, Verma Suresh Chand, Yoshihiko Wazawa, Yoshiki Nakachi
  • Patent number: 10173417
    Abstract: In some examples, a print head includes a plurality of nozzles, a test result register to store a drive bubble detect (DBD) test result for a first nozzle of the plurality of nozzles, and a result-ready register to store a status indication set to a predetermined value provided responsive to storing of the DBD test result in the test result register, where the test result register and the result-ready register are accessible by a control unit outside the print head to evaluate a nozzle condition based on the DBD test result in the test result register.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Daryl E. Anderson, Eric T. Martin
  • Patent number: 10166787
    Abstract: Disclosed are a printer and a control method thereof. The control method of the printer includes: a first positioning mark and a first printing content are printed on printing paper when printing is executed using a ribbon of a reference color; and a starting position of the first page is transmitted to a printing position of a printing head according to the first positioning mark and a printing position deviation compensation value to print the printing content of the first page in an ith printing content when printing is executed using a ribbon of an ith color. The method solves a problem of inaccurate positioning in a printer when one page on printing paper is positioned repeatedly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Shandong New Beiyang Information Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xin Wang, Xunpeng Wang, Shaohua Deng, Guokai Wang, Chuntao Wang
  • Patent number: 10166770
    Abstract: A heating device along a slot of a print head is selectively actuated to form temperature gradients within fluid along the slot to facilitate convective fluid flow within and along the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Bradley D. Chung, R. William Grobman, Daniel B. Brown