Patents by Inventor Herman Jan Godelieve Van De Straete

Herman Jan Godelieve Van De Straete 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: 10836194
    Abstract: A method for curing of an actinic light sensitive ink or toner layer on a substrate includes irradiating the actinic light sensitive ink or toner layer with a first radiation dose D1 in a first spectral range between 320 nm and 445 nm, followed by a second radiation dose D2 in a second spectral range between 200 nm and 319 nm. The ratio D1/D2 of the first radiation dose and the second radiation dose is between 0.25 and 500, more preferably between 0.25 and 200, even more preferably between 0.50 and 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: XEIKON MANUFACTURING N.V.
    Inventors: Lode Erik Dries Deprez, Wout Victor Maria Vervoort, Herman Jan Godelieve Van De Straete, Nick Horemans, Wouter Bart Tinne Leus
  • Publication number: 20200070555
    Abstract: A method for curing of an actinic light sensitive ink or toner layer on a substrate includes irradiating the actinic light sensitive ink or toner layer with a first radiation dose D1 in a first spectral range between 320 nm and 445 nm, followed by a second radiation dose D2 in a second spectral range between 200 nm and 319 nm. The ratio D1/D2 of the first radiation dose and the second radiation dose is between 0.25 and 500, more preferably between 0.25 and 200, even more preferably between 0.50 and 100.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: XEIKON MANUFACTURING N.V.
    Inventors: Lode Erik Dries DEPREZ, Wout Victor Maria VERVOORT, Herman Jan Godelieve VAN DE STRAETE, Nick HOREMANS, Wouter Bart Tinne LEUS
  • Patent number: 10001725
    Abstract: A developing unit configured for operating with a two-component developer material includes carrier particles to which the toner particles are adhered. The developing unit includes: at least one developer member rotatably mounted in the housing and configured for transferring toner particles to a photoconductor member, and a conveying assembly configured for conveying toner particles to the at least one developer member or away from the at least one developer member. The conveying assembly includes an auger and which includes a bar shaped shaft, a helical screw blade arranged around the shaft, and at least a first elongate element arranged at a distance of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Xeikon Manufacturing N.V.
    Inventors: Herman Jan Godelieve Van de Straete, Bart Jozef Van Dessel
  • Patent number: 9753396
    Abstract: A system for use in image reproduction, the system includes at least a first light emitting unit and a second light emitting unit. The first light emitting unit includes a first cooling means arranged for cooling the first light emitting unit. The second light emitting unit includes a second cooling means arranged for cooling the second light emitting unit independently of the first light emitting unit. The first light emitting unit has a first elongate emitting area. The second light emitting unit has a second elongate emitting area. A control unit controls the cooling of at least one of the first cooling means and the second cooling means such that at least one of the first elongate emitting area and the second elongate emitting area, respectively, has a desired length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Xeikon Manufacturing N.V.
    Inventors: Herman Jan Godelieve Van De Straete, Jurgen Norbert Bart Devlieghere
  • Publication number: 20170212451
    Abstract: A developing unit configured for operating with a two-component developer material includes carrier particles to which the toner particles are adhered. The developing unit includes: at least one developer member rotatably mounted in the housing and configured for transferring toner particles to a photoconductor member, and a conveying assembly configured for conveying toner particles to the at least one developer member or away from the at least one developer member. The conveying assembly includes an auger and which includes a bar shaped shaft, a helical screw blade arranged around the shaft, and at least a first elongate element arranged at a distance of the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Herman Jan Godelieve Van de Straete, Bart Jozef Van Dessel
  • Publication number: 20170176929
    Abstract: An electrophotographic imaging apparatus includes a conditioning unit configured to heat a substrate; and an image forming unit configured to develop an image and to transfer the developed image to the heated substrate. The image forming unit is located downstream of the conditioning unit. The conditioning unit is configured to emit radiation having a wavelength between 1 micrometre and 5 micrometre, to the substrate. The conditioning unit includes at least one infrared radiator which is configured to operate at a temperature between 500 and 2500 degrees Celsius.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Herman Jan Godelieve Van de Straete, Thomas Praet, Niels Peter Ingo Van der Gucht, Marcus Hoppe
  • Patent number: 9541515
    Abstract: A characterization apparatus for characterizing a liquid containing insoluble particles includes a housing including an inlet portion defining an inlet passage between an inlet end and a first channel end, a channel portion defining a measurement channel between the first channel end and a second channel end, and an outlet portion defining an outlet passage between the second channel end and an outlet end. The channel portion includes a first electrode and a second electrode at a first and second side of the channel. The apparatus also includes a measurement device configured for measuring an electric measure representative for properties of the liquid flowing between the first electrode and the second electrode. The inlet passage gradually changes shape from the inlet end to the first channel end. The outlet passage gradually changes shape from the second channel end to the outlet end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Xeikon IP B.V.
    Inventors: Kim Louis Jozephus Hoefnagels, Herman Jan Godelieve Van De Straete, Herwig Joannes Van Dooren, Bjorn Leynen
  • Publication number: 20160202663
    Abstract: A system for use in image reproduction, the system includes at least a first light emitting unit and a second light emitting unit. The first light emitting unit includes a first cooling means arranged for cooling the first light emitting unit. The second light emitting unit includes a second cooling means arranged for cooling the second light emitting unit independently of the first light emitting unit. The first light emitting unit has a first elongate emitting area. The second light emitting unit has a second elongate emitting area. A control unit controls the cooling of at least one of the first cooling means and the second cooling means such that at least one of the first elongate emitting area and the second elongate emitting area, respectively, has a desired length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Herman Jan Godelieve Van De Straete, Jurgen Norbert Bart Devlieghere
  • Publication number: 20160011137
    Abstract: A characterization apparatus for characterizing a liquid containing insoluble particles includes a housing including an inlet portion defining an inlet passage between an inlet end and a first channel end, a channel portion defining a measurement channel between the first channel end and a second channel end, and an outlet portion defining an outlet passage between the second channel end and an outlet end. The channel portion includes a first electrode and a second electrode at a first and second side of the channel. The apparatus also includes a measurement device configured for measuring an electric measure representative for properties of the liquid flowing between the first electrode and the second electrode. The inlet passage gradually changes shape from the inlet end to the first channel end. The outlet passage gradually changes shape from the second channel end to the outlet end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Kim Louis Jozephus Hoefnagels, Herman Jan Godelieve Van De Straete, Herwig Joannes Van Dooren, Bjorn Leynen