Patents by Inventor John Morley

John Morley 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).

  • Publication number: 20200063445
    Abstract: A method of protecting an outdoor surface includes providing an outdoor surface and providing a single flexible vinyl membrane having a polyvinyl chloride upper layer with a thickness of from 0.02 inches to 0.06 inches and a polyethylene terephthalate nonwoven fabric lower layer having a weight of from 2 ounces/yard2 to 6 ounces/yard2. The single flexible vinyl membrane is installed by covering the outdoor surface with the single flexible vinyl membrane and affixing the single flexible vinyl membrane to the outdoor surface, and the single flexible vinyl membrane is installable onto the outdoor surface by a single individual. In some cases, the single flexible vinyl membrane is not installed by hot air welding. The single flexible vinyl membrane may further be trimmed to a shape similar to, or like the shape of the outdoor surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Kyle Lancaster, Grant Barlow, John Morley, Levi Rogers
  • Patent number: 10414178
    Abstract: A suspended inkjet printing system includes: a pair of support beams extending across a media path; a mounting frame mounted between the support beams, a print head chassis mounted on the mounting frame, the print head chassis being actuable between at least a printing position and a maintenance position; and a plurality of print heads mounted on the print head chassis, each print head extending across the media path and spaced apart along the media path in a direction of media propagation. A plurality of projections extend from the print head chassis into engagement with the mounting frame, the projections controlling a height of the print head chassis relative to the media path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Memjet Technology Limited
    Inventors: Mark Profaca, Julian Paul Kolodko, William John Stacey, Stephen John Sleijpen, Craig Donald Strudwicke, Neil Fyfe Edwards, Lance Thomas Brown, Toby Desmond Oste, Eric Patrick O'Donnell, Peter John Morley Sobey, David Bernardi, James Andrew
  • Publication number: 20180015751
    Abstract: A suspended inkjet printing system includes: a pair of support beams extending across a media path; a mounting frame mounted between the support beams, a print head chassis mounted on the mounting frame, the print head chassis being actuable between at least a printing position and a maintenance position; and a plurality of print heads mounted on the print head chassis, each print head extending across the media path and spaced apart along the media path in a direction of media propagation. A plurality of projections extend from the print head chassis into engagement with the mounting frame, the projections controlling a height of the print head chassis relative to the media path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Profaca, Julian Paul Kolodko, William John Stacey, Stephen John Sleijpen, Craig Donald Strudwicke, Neil Fyfe Edwards, Lance Thomas Brown, Toby Desmond Oste, Eric Patrick O'Donnell, Peter John Morley Sobey, David Bernardi, James Andrew
  • Publication number: 20160257145
    Abstract: A method for aligning print head cartridges arranged in a printing system along a print media propagation path, each print head cartridge having a plurality of print head tiles arranged spanning a width of the print media propagation path. The includes printing first Vernier patterns using a reference print head cartridge; printing second Vernier patterns over the first Vernier patterns using a second print head cartridge; and determining, from an interference pattern generated, a distance of separation along the print media propagation path of print head tiles in the second print head cartridge from corresponding print head tiles of the reference print head cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Mark Profaca, Julian Paul Kolodko, William John Stacey, Stephen John Sleijpen, Craig Donald Strudwicke, Neil Fyfe Edwards, Lance Thomas Brown, Toby Desmond Oste, Eric Patrick O'Donnell, Peter John Morley Sobey, David Bernardi, James Andrew
  • Patent number: 9421790
    Abstract: A printing method includes the steps of: receiving a color image and separating the color image into a plurality of distinct color planes; dithering a first distinct color plane to obtain dot data for the first distinct color plane; dithering a second distinct color plane to obtain dot data for the second distinct color plane; providing the dot data for the first distinct color plane to a first print head cartridge for printing by a plurality of nozzle rows of the first print head cartridge; and providing the dot data for the second distinct color plane to a second print head cartridge positioned downstream from the first print head cartridge in a direction of print media propagation, the dot data for the second distinct color plane for printing by a plurality of nozzle rows of the second print head cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Memjet Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Mark Profaca, Julian Paul Kolodko, William John Stacey, Stephen John Sleijpen, Craig Donald Strudwicke, Neil Fyfe Edwards, Lance Thomas Brown, Toby Desmond Oste, Eric Patrick O'Donnell, Peter John Morley Sobey, David Bernardi, James Andrew
  • Patent number: 9370929
    Abstract: An inkjet printing system includes: a plurality of print head cartridges; a print head chassis for supporting the plurality of print head cartridges; a lift mechanism for lifting and lowering the print head chassis between a printing position, a transition position, and a maintenance position; and a maintenance chassis supporting a chassis sub-frame having a corresponding plurality of maintenance cradles; and a sub-frame movement mechanism for slidably moving the chassis sub-frame with respect to the maintenance chassis. In the transition position, the print head chassis is held at a height, relative to a platen, that allows the maintenance chassis to be moved from a storage position to an operational positional under the print head chassis. Further, in the operational position, the sub-frame movement mechanism aligns a capper or a wiper with a respective printhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Memjet Technology Limited
    Inventors: Mark Profaca, Julian Paul Kolodko, William John Stacey, Stephen John Sleijpen, Craig Donald Strudwicke, Neil Fyfe Edwards, Lance Thomas Brown, Toby Desmond Oste, Eric Patrick O'Donnell, Peter John Morley Sobey, David Bernardi, James Andrew
  • Patent number: 9261345
    Abstract: A surface profile measurement probe comprising two spaced apart points 20 for contacting a convex surface to be measured and a straight edge or surface 22 moveable relative to the two points to enable the straight edge to be brought into contact with a convex surface contacted by the two points. A tip 10 protrudes from and is moveably mounted relative to the straight edge or surface for measuring the profile of a surface contacted by the straight edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Elcometer Limited
    Inventors: Colin John Morley, John Michael Whitaker, Michael Carrington Sellars
  • Publication number: 20150266299
    Abstract: An inkjet printing system includes: a plurality of print head cartridges; a print head chassis for supporting the plurality of print head cartridges; a lift mechanism for lifting and lowering the print head chassis between a printing position, a transition position, and a maintenance position; and a maintenance chassis supporting a chassis sub-frame having a corresponding plurality of maintenance cradles; and a sub-frame movement mechanism for slidably moving the chassis sub-frame with respect to the maintenance chassis. In the transition position, the print head chassis is held at a height, relative to a platen, that allows the maintenance chassis to be moved from a storage position to an operational positional under the print head chassis. Further, in the operational position, the sub-frame movement mechanism aligns a capper or a wiper with a respective printhead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Mark Profaca, Julian Paul Kolodko, William John Stacey, Stephen John Sleijpen, Craig Donald Strudwicke, Neil Fyfe Edwards, Lance Thomas Brown, Toby Desmond Oste, Eric Patrick O'Donnell, Peter John Morley Sobey, David Bernardi, James Andrew
  • Patent number: 9139031
    Abstract: An inkjet printing system includes: a printer frame; a print head chassis mounted on the printer frame, the print head chassis supporting a plurality of print head cartridges, each print head cartridge having a longitudinal axis extending across a direction of print media propagation, each print head cartridge being spaced apart along the direction of print media propagation, and each print head cartridge having a respective monochrome inkjet printhead; a lift mechanism for lifting and lowering the print head chassis relative to the printer frame; and a plurality of ink blades slidably received in respective docking slots of the printer frame. Each ink blade includes a blade chassis and an ink reservoir mounted on the blade chassis, the ink reservoir being in fluid communication with a respective printhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Memjet Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Mark Profaca, Julian Paul Kolodko, William John Stacey, Stephen John Sleijpen, Craig Donald Strudwicke, Neil Fyfe Edwards, Lance Thomas Brown, Toby Desmond Oste, Eric Patrick O'Donnell, Peter John Morley Sobey, David Bernardi, James Andrew
  • Publication number: 20150183249
    Abstract: An inkjet printing system includes: a printer frame; a print head chassis mounted on the printer frame, the print head chassis supporting a plurality of print head cartridges, each print head cartridge having a longitudinal axis extending across a direction of print media propagation, each print head cartridge being spaced apart along the direction of print media propagation, and each print head cartridge having a respective monochrome inkjet printhead; a lift mechanism for lifting and lowering the print head chassis relative to the printer frame; and a plurality of ink blades slidably received in respective docking slots of the printer frame. Each ink blade includes a blade chassis and an ink reservoir mounted on the blade chassis, the ink reservoir being in fluid communication with a respective printhead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Mark Profaca, Julian Paul Kolodko, William John Stacey, Stephen John Sleijpen, Craig Donald Strudwicke, Neil Fyfe Edwards, Lance Thomas Brown, Toby Desmond Oste, Eric Patrick O'Donnell, Peter John Morley Sobey, David Bernardi, James Andrew
  • Patent number: 8915571
    Abstract: A color ink printing system includes a plurality of print head cartridges each including a modular printhead made up of a plurality of print head tiles; a print head chassis for supporting the plurality of print head cartridges; and a maintenance chassis for supporting a plurality of maintenance cradles, the maintenance chassis is actuable between a storage position and an operational position. Each of the plurality of print head cartridges is held stationary with respect to a platen on which print media is propagated. Each print head cartridge is a monochrome print head cartridge ejecting a fluid different to the remaining print head cartridges. One or more of the plurality of print head cartridges includes a plurality of ventilation slits defined in the vicinity of the print head tiles, having applied thereto a suction force for sucking ink aerosol particles away from the print head tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Memjet Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Mark Profaca, Julian Paul Kolodko, William John Stacey, Stephen John Sleijpen, Craig Donald Strudwicke, Neil Fyfe Edwards, Lance Thomas Brown, Toby Desmond Oste, Eric Patrick O'Donnell, Peter John Morley Sobey, David Bernardi, James Andrew
  • Patent number: 8845080
    Abstract: A colour ink printing system includes a plurality of print head cartridges, each extending across a direction of print media propagation and spaced apart along the direction of print media propagation; a print head chassis for supporting the plurality of print head cartridges, the print head chassis actuable between a printing position, a transition position, and a maintenance position; and a maintenance chassis for supporting a plurality of maintenance cradles, the maintenance chassis actuable between a storage position and an operational position. Each of the plurality of print head cartridges is held stationary with respect to a platen on which print media is propagated to effect printing on the print media. Each of the plurality of print head cartridges is a monochrome print head cartridge ejecting a fluid different to the remaining plurality of print head cartridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Memjet Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Mark Profaca, Julian Paul Kolodko, William John Stacey, Stephen John Sleijpen, Craig Donald Strudwicke, Neil Fyfe Edwards, Lance Thomas Brown, Toby Desmond Oste, Eric Patrick O'Donnell, Peter John Morley Sobey, David Bernardi, James Andrew
  • Publication number: 20140184685
    Abstract: A printing method includes the steps of: receiving a colour image and separating the colour image into a plurality of distinct colour planes; dithering a first distinct colour plane to obtain dot data for the first distinct colour plane; dithering a second distinct colour plane to obtain dot data for the second distinct colour plane; providing the dot data for the first distinct colour plane to a first print head cartridge for printing by a plurality of nozzle rows of the first print head cartridge; and providing the dot data for the second distinct colour plane to a second print head cartridge positioned downstream from the first print head cartridge in a direction of print media propagation, the dot data for the second distinct colour plane for printing by a plurality of nozzle rows of the second print head cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Zamtec Limited
    Inventors: Mark Profaca, Julian Paul Kolodko, William John Stacey, Stephen John Sleijpen, Craig Donald Strudwicke, Neil Fyfe Edwards, Lance Thomas Brown, Toby Desmond Oste, Eric Patrick O'Donnell, Peter John Morley Sobey, David Bernardi, James Andrew
  • Patent number: 8705155
    Abstract: A printing method includes the steps of: receiving a color image and separating the color image into a plurality of distinct color planes; dithering a first distinct color plane to obtain dot data for the first distinct color plane; dithering a second distinct color plane to obtain dot data for the second distinct color plane; providing the dot data for the first distinct color plane to a first print head cartridge for printing by a plurality of nozzle rows of the first print head cartridge; and providing the dot data for the second distinct color plane to a second print head cartridge positioned downstream from the first print head cartridge in a direction of print media propagation, the dot data for the second distinct color plane for printing by a plurality of nozzle rows of the second print head cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Zamtec Ltd
    Inventors: Mark Profaca, Julian Paul Kolodko, William John Stacey, Stephen John Sleijpen, Craig Donald Strudwicke, Neil Fyfe Edwards, Lance Thomas Brown, Toby Desmond Oste, Eric Patrick O'Donnell, Peter John Morley Sobey, David Bernardi, James Andrew
  • Patent number: 8701276
    Abstract: The invention provides for a placement head for a die placing assembly of an assembler for assembling dice on a carrier. The assembler has an enclosure with a support assembly for operatively supporting a wafer with dies thereon, a die picking assembly for picking dice from said wafer, a die placement assembly for placing the dies onto the carrier, a die conveyance mechanism operatively conveying the dies from the die picking and placement assemblies, and a control system controlling the assembler. The placement head includes a first translation stage mounted on the die placement assembly, said first stage operatively displaceable along a first axis relative to the die placement assembly. The placement head also includes a second translation stage mounted on the first stage, the second stage displaceable perpendicular to the first stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Zamtec Ltd
    Inventors: David Oliver Burke, Jan Waszczuk, Desmond Bruce Boyton, Craig Donald Strudwicke, Peter John Morley Sobey, William Granger, Jason Mark Thelander, Eric Patrick O'Donnell
  • Publication number: 20140053422
    Abstract: A surface profile measurement probe comprising two spaced apart points 20 for contacting a convex surface to be measured and a straight edge or surface 22 moveable relative to the two points to enable the straight edge to be brought into contact with a convex surface contacted by the two points. A tip 10 protrudes from and is moveably mounted relative to the straight edge or surface for measuring the profile of a surface contacted by the straight edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Elcometer Limited
    Inventors: Colin John Morley, John Michael Whitaker, Michael Carrington Sellars
  • Patent number: 8616678
    Abstract: A color ink printing system, includes a plurality of print head cartridges, each extending across a direction of print media propagation and spaced apart along the direction of print media propagation; a print head chassis for supporting the plurality of print head cartridges, the print head chassis actuable between a printing position, a transition position, and a maintenance position; a maintenance chassis for supporting a plurality of maintenance cradles, the maintenance chassis actuable between a storage position and an operational position; and a platen on which the print media is supported and propagated. Each of the plurality of print head cartridges is held stationary with respect to a platen on which print media is propagated to effect printing on the print media. Each of the plurality of print head cartridges is a monochrome print head cartridge ejecting a fluid different to the remaining plurality of print head cartridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Zamtec Ltd
    Inventors: Mark Profaca, Julian Paul Kolodko, William John Stacey, Stephen John Sleijpen, Craig Donald Strudwicke, Neil Fyfe Edwards, Lance Thomas Brown, Toby Desmond Oste, Eric Patrick O'Donnell, Peter John Morley Sobey, David Bernardi, James Andrew
  • Patent number: 8529014
    Abstract: A color ink printing system includes a plurality of print head cartridges, each extending across and spaced apart along a direction of print media propagation; a print head chassis for supporting the plurality of print head cartridges, the print head chassis actuable between a printing position, a transition position, and a maintenance position; a maintenance chassis for supporting a plurality of maintenance cradles, the maintenance chassis actuable between a storage position and an operational position; and a plurality of supporting arms respectively extending upwards from each corner of the print head chassis. Each of the plurality of print head cartridges is held stationary with respect to a platen on which print media is propagated to effect printing on the print media. Each of the plurality of print head cartridges is a monochrome print head cartridge ejecting a fluid different to the remaining plurality of print head cartridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Zamtec Ltd
    Inventors: Mark Profaca, Julian Paul Kolodko, William John Stacey, Stephen John Sleijpen, Craig Donald Strudwicke, Neil Fyfe Edwards, Lance Thomas Brown, Toby Desmond Oste, Eric Patrick O'Donnell, Peter John Morley Sobey, David Bernardi, James Andrew
  • Patent number: 8296937
    Abstract: The invention provides an assembler for constructing a pagewidth inkjet printhead by assembling inkjet ICs on a carrier having tortuous ink supply paths to each IC. The assembler supports and positions a diced wafer having the inkjet ICs, and picks and conveys a predetermined plurality of the ICs from the wafer to be sequentially placed across the carrier thereby constructing the pagewidth printhead. A die placement assembly of the assembler receives a clamp assembly's elongate body which has a pair or elongate retaining plates, an insert below the plates, and a diaphragm which receives the carrier and is pneumatically displaceable to urge the insert against the plates. A base/plate of the assembler's wafer positioning assembly has stages, one of which rotatably mounts a support plate which receives the wafer and has a motor which rotates the support plate underneath the assembler's die picker under control of the assembler's controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: David Oliver Burke, Jan Waszczuk, Desmond Bruce Boyton, Craig Donald Strudwicke, Peter John Morley Sobey, William Granger, Jason Mark Thelander, Eric Patrick O'Donnell
  • Publication number: 20120134730
    Abstract: A colour ink printing system includes a plurality of print head cartridges each including a modular printhead made up of a plurality of print head tiles; a print head chassis for supporting the plurality of print head cartridges; and a maintenance chassis for supporting a plurality of maintenance cradles, the maintenance chassis is actuable between a storage position and an operational position. Each of the plurality of print head cartridges is held stationary with respect to a platen on which print media is propagated. Each print head cartridge is a monochrome print head cartridge ejecting a fluid different to the remaining print head cartridges. One or more of the plurality of print head cartridges includes a plurality of ventilation slits defined in the vicinity of the print head tiles, having applied thereto a suction force for sucking ink aerosol particles away from the print head tiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Inventors: Mark Profaca, Julian Paul Kolodko, William John Stacey, Stephen John Sleijpen, Craig Donald Strudwicke, Neil Fyfe Edwards, Lance Thomas Brown, Toby Desmond Oste, Eric Patrick O'Donnell, Peter John Morley Sobey, David Bernardi, James Andrew