Patents by Inventor DIRK KIRCHHOFF

DIRK KIRCHHOFF has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10277775
    Abstract: A method for compensating tone value fluctuation in inkjet printing includes generating multi-bit halftone images of pixels on a computer during prepress screening for color separations with multiple tone values out of print image data, forwarding multi-bit halftone images to a control unit of an inkjet printing machine, and printing the multi-bit halftone on the machine, wherein encoded binary values of multi-bit halftone images correspond to ink drop sizes to be generated by the machine. The computer introduces additional binary values of multi-bit halftone images not corresponding to ink drop sizes in pixel positions of multi-bit halftone images where occurring tone value fluctuations are to be compensated for by modified ink drop sizes, causing additional binary values to be ignored by the machine in a regular print mode, and assigning additional binary values to modified ink drop sizes in a correction print mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Dirk Kirchhoff, Bernd Stritzel, Michael Kaiser
  • Publication number: 20190010937
    Abstract: A reciprocating-piston machine includes at least one first cylinder and at least one first piston assigned to the first cylinder as well as at least one second cylinder and at least one second piston assigned to the second cylinder. During operation, the first piston and the second piston are deflected in a respective cylinder displacement chamber of the respective first cylinder and the second cylinder. The reciprocating-piston machine further includes a crankshaft which, during operation, can be driven and which has an eccentric crankshaft journal and a drive shaft coupling designed for the coupling of a drive shaft of a drive motor for driving the crankshaft. Additionally, the reciprocating-piston machine includes a first connecting rod configured to deflect the first piston, a second connecting rod configured to deflect the second piston, and a bearing pin about which the first and second connecting rod are rotationally movable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: WABCO GMBH
    Inventors: Klaus BREDBECK, Dirk KIRCHHOFF, Eduard NUSS, Marco SEEGER, Uwe STABENOW, Fritz WOLTMANN
  • Publication number: 20180288277
    Abstract: A method for compensating tone value fluctuation in inkjet printing includes generating multi-bit halftone images of pixels on a computer during prepress screening for color separations with multiple tone values out of print image data, forwarding multi-bit halftone images to a control unit of an inkjet printing machine, and printing the multi-bit halftone on the machine, wherein encoded binary values of multi-bit halftone images correspond to ink drop sizes to be generated by the machine. The computer introduces additional binary values of multi-bit halftone images not corresponding to ink drop sizes in pixel positions of multi-bit halftone images where occurring tone value fluctuations are to be compensated for by modified ink drop sizes, causing additional binary values to be ignored by the machine in a regular print mode, and assigning additional binary values to modified ink drop sizes in a correction print mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: DIRK KIRCHHOFF, BERND STRITZEL, MICHAEL KAISER