Patents Examined by Yaovi M Ameh
  • Patent number: 11173740
    Abstract: An erasing unit according to an embodiment of the present disclosure is a unit that performs erasing of information written on a reversible recording medium. This erasing unit includes: a light source section including one or a plurality of laser devices; and a controller that controls the light source section to cause the light source section to emit a smaller number of laser light beams having emission wavelengths than the number of the recording layers included in the reversible recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Isao Takahashi, Satoko Asaoka, Taichi Takeuchi, Asuka Tejima, Kentaro Kuriyama, Mitsunari Hoshi
  • Patent number: 11173706
    Abstract: A droplet discharge head includes a plurality of nozzles, first liquid chambers communicating with the nozzles, a first inflow path for supplying a liquid to the first liquid chambers, a first actuator that individually changes pressures of the first liquid chambers, and a second actuator that changes pressures of a plurality of first liquid chambers in common, in which an expansion/contraction amount of the second actuator is larger than that of the first actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keigo Sugai
  • Patent number: 11167578
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing the texture of an artificial stone slab, comprising the following steps: Step S01: using a printer to print an image in accordance with the size of an artificial stone slab to arrive at a print of the image; Step S02: placing the front face of the print onto a side of the artificial stone slab and smoothing out the print on the artificial stone slab; Step S03: feeding the artificial stone attached to the print into a heat and ink transferring machine and using the upper and lower clamp plates of the heat and ink transferring machine to tightly clamp the print to the artificial stone slab; Step S04: heating the artificial stone slab to 120° C. to 185° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventor: Guoxing Ding
  • Patent number: 11161353
    Abstract: Kiosk systems are used for personalizing articles. The articles may include an item to be personalized assembled with components of packaging in a pre-hooped configuration. The system may include a housing and a personalization system within the housing. The personalization system may include a plurality of system components for personalizing the article. The system may also include a conveying system within the housing. The conveying system may be used to transfer the article in the pre-hooped configuration between the system components of the personalization systems. The system may also include a control system in the housing and/or remote from the housing. The control system may receive a personalization order and in response the control system may control the system components of the personalization systems and the conveying system so that the article is personalized without human intervention once within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: CreateMe Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Khamvong Thammasouk, Thomas C. K. Myers, Jinhwa Jung, Benjamin R. Waller, IV
  • Patent number: 11155728
    Abstract: Print materials described herein include a first polymerization initiator comprising an initiator material having a thermal decomposition rate and a peak photo-initiated decomposition rate, wherein the thermal dissociation rate is higher than the peak photo-initiated decomposition rate; a vinylic monomer; a polyfunctional monomer; scattering particles; and quantum dots. Methods of making a quantum dot material using such print materials, and of incorporating into light emitting devices, are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Kateeva, Inc.
    Inventors: Florian Pschenitzka, Michael Morse
  • Patent number: 11148438
    Abstract: A medium drying device includes a transport roller pair as a transport unit that transports a medium and a heat roller pair as one heating unit that heats the medium transported by the transport roller pair and is provided in a transport direction of the medium, in which the medium is configured to be transported to a heating area by the heat roller pair a plurality of times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaro Harada, Kohei Ueno, Nobuyuki Mizushima, Shunpei Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11148424
    Abstract: A printing apparatus comprises a main tank, an intermediate tank, and a control unit controlling an amount of the ink stored in the intermediate tank by a normal replenishing operation for increasing an ink remaining amount to a normal amount more than a first reference amount by feeding the ink from the main tank to the intermediate tank if the ink remaining amount falls below the first reference amount. The control unit controls the amount of the ink stored in the intermediate tank by an extraordinary replenishing operation for increasing the ink remaining amount to a second reference amount by feeding the ink from the main tank to the intermediate tank if the ink remaining amount falls below the second reference amount less than the first reference amount when the main tank held is exchanged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: SCREEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuto Suzuki, Katsuaki Takeuchi, Mitsuru Tanemoto
  • Patent number: 11141971
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a conveyance part, an image forming part, a sheet detection sensor, a sensor unit, and a controller. The sheet detection sensor, in which a plurality of sensor blocks each with a plurality of sensor elements mounted thereon at specified intervals are arrayed in a sheet width direction, detects an edge position in the sheet width direction on a basis of scanning image data formed by reading of the sheet. The controller is enabled to execute a calibration of inserting, into the scanning image data, interpolation pixels for compensating an error between an edge position detected by the scanning image data and an actual edge position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Katsuo Mikashima
  • Patent number: 11142006
    Abstract: A recording device includes a medium support portion, a recording head configured to eject a liquid toward a medium supported by the medium support portion, a gantry that includes the recording head and is configured to move relative to the medium support portion in a Y-axis direction, a first linear scale attached to a first attachment member, a first encoder configured to read markings of the first linear scale while moving, together with the gantry, relative to the medium support portion in the Y-axis direction to detect a displacement of the gantry, and a length adjustment unit configured to adjust a length of the first linear scale attached to the first attachment member, by adjusting a tension in the Y-axis direction applied to the first linear scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Daisuke Hiruma
  • Patent number: 11135866
    Abstract: A method of performing foil sleeking after printing for UV inkjet printer is disclosed, which comprises steps of: positioning a workpiece with printed patterns or words; then printing an undercoat layer on areas to be foil-sleeked of the patterns or words, then irradiate the undercoat by a UV lamp with a low irradiation intensity to allow the undercoat layer to form a viscosity; and finally sticking a foil on the undercoat layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: GREAT COMPUTER CORP.
    Inventors: Chen-Chien Tsai, Yu-Hung Tang
  • Patent number: 11130342
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a carriage that mounts a liquid ejecting head provided with a nozzle surface in which nozzles to eject a liquid are formed, and is configured to move the liquid ejecting head between an ejection area used to cause the liquid ejecting head to eject the liquid onto a medium and a maintenance area used to perform maintenance of the liquid ejecting head, and a liquid receiving portion that has a size equal to or larger than the nozzle surface, is opposed to the nozzle surface located at a detachment position defined in the maintenance area, and receives the liquid discharged from the nozzles when detaching a liquid supply coupling portion detachably coupled to the liquid ejecting head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Yoshida, Kiyoteru Katsuki, Junya Suzuki, Hitotoshi Kimura
  • Patent number: 11124003
    Abstract: An article includes a body member and a detachable member detachably attached to the body member. One of the body member and the detachable member includes a cover portion having an engaging portion on an inner wall face of the cover portion. The other includes a covered portion that is covered with the cover portion and has an engaged portion on an outer wall face of the covered portion. The engaging portion and the engaged portion are configured to be disengaged by warping the cover portion so that the cover portion displaces to an outer wall face side of the cover portion. The one of the body member and the detachable member includes a finger-applying-position indicator at a position deviated from a portion corresponding to the cover portion, on an outer wall face of the one. The finger-applying-position indicator indicates a position to be applied with fingers of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Ota, Munekazu Hirata, Kunihiko Nishioka, Tomoya Fujii, Yohei Osanai, Satoshi Narai, Masatoshi Ishida, Takayuki Andoh
  • Patent number: 11117408
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method and a system for multi-object universal intelligent printing, the method includes: collecting a real-time image of an object to be printed, and displaying the real-time image of the object to be printed to the user in real time; moving a print head to a designated position according to a mobile nozzle command input after the user browses the real-time image; obtaining a print pattern input by the user; printing the print pattern onto the object to be printed through the print head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: HEFEI AIRWREN AUTOMATIC EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mei Long
  • Patent number: 11111403
    Abstract: The present application is drawn to aqueous electron beam curable compositions comprising poly(alkylene oxide) containing substances, and any blend of water-soluble or water-dispersible ethylenically unsaturated monomers, oligomers and polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventor: Derek Ronald Illsley
  • Patent number: 11110731
    Abstract: Provided is a method for applying an ink for applying an oil-based ink to a resin composition layer of a target including a base and the resin composition layer formed over a surface of the base, the method including: a pretreatment step of pre-treating the target before the oil-based ink is applied, with at least one surface treatment for improving a wetting/spreading property of the oil-based ink; a step of applying the oil-based ink to the target that has undergone the pretreatment step; and a post-treatment step of post-treating the target after the oil-based ink is applied, with at least one surface treatment for improving a wetting/spreading property of the oil-based ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Moriya, Tatsuya Morita, Andrew McVitie, John Hamilton, Derek Smith
  • Patent number: 11104159
    Abstract: A sheet conveying device includes a sheet container, an air blower, and a guide. The sheet container is configured to store a plurality of sheets. The air blower is configured to blow air to the plurality of sheets to separate a single sheet from subsequent sheets of the plurality of sheets. The guide is configured to contact a surface of the single sheet separated from the subsequent sheets of the plurality of sheets over a given region downstream from any position of an upstream region in a sheet conveyance direction to guide the single sheet. The upstream region is from an upstream end to a center of the single sheet in the sheet conveyance direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Masato Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11097533
    Abstract: A controller is configured to: when both a first conveyor and a second conveyor are operating concurrently, determine whether a reference current value exceeds a threshold value, the reference current value being obtained based on at least one of a first driving current that is a driving current of the first conveyor and a second driving current that is a driving current of the second conveyor; in response to determining that the reference current value exceeds the threshold value, continue an operation of an earlier-driven conveyor that is one of the first conveyor and the second conveyor that is started at earlier timing, and temporarily stop an operation of a later-driven conveyor that is one of the first conveyor and the second conveyor that is started at later timing; and after a driving current of the earlier-driven conveyor drops to a particular standard, restart the operation of the later-driven conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoru Arakane, Yuta Arakawa, Yusuke Arai
  • Patent number: 11097548
    Abstract: A tank includes: a liquid container configured to store a liquid; an inlet opening through which the liquid flows into the liquid container; an outlet opening through which the liquid flows out from the liquid container; and a channel formation member arranged between the inlet opening and the outlet opening and configured to form channels. Widths of the channels are such that a channel at a position where stagnation of the liquid is more likely to occur has a larger width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sugitani, Toshihiro Bansyo, Takehiro Yamori
  • Patent number: 11097554
    Abstract: A thermal printhead includes a substrate, a protrusion formed on an obverse surface of the substrate and extending in a main scanning direction, a heat storage layer formed on a top surface of the protrusion, and a plurality of heat-generating parts arranged along the main scanning direction on the heat storage layer. The substrate and the protrusion are integrally formed from a single-crystal semiconductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Goro Nakatani, Akira Fujita, Kazuya Nakakubo, Yasuhiro Fuwa
  • Patent number: 11097465
    Abstract: Laser jetting of droplets of a viscous material, such as an ink, is performed by coating a layer of ink on a mesh-like transport screen, with the ink being retained within spaces of the mesh-like transport screen. The ink-coated mesh-like transport screen is conveyed to a working area and a laser beam is used to heat the ink within the spaces of the mesh-like transport screen, thereby causing ink droplets to be jetted from the spaces of the mesh-like transport screen. Structures are formed on a receiving substrate arranged near the working area by jetting the ink droplets, either in an aggregation or sequentially, across a gap from the mesh-like transport screen to the receiving substrate and displacing the mesh-like transport screen and the laser beam relative to one another at times between the jetting of the droplets, or by directly printing ink droplets onto the receiving substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: IO Tech Group Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Zenou, Ziv Gilan