Patents by Inventor Joris Van Garsse

Joris Van Garsse 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: 20180326757
    Abstract: An inkjet printing method using an inkjet printing device including a vacuum support for a substrate held down against a support surface of the vacuum support by air suction includes a step of jetting a set of layers with a set of liquids on the support surface to form a pattern with a surface roughness between 2.0 ?m and 200.0 ?m and rougher than the surface roughness of the support surface, and a step of supporting the substrate at least partially on the pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Luc BOUWENS, Mark BARRETT, Joris VAN GARSSE
  • Publication number: 20180236790
    Abstract: An inkjet printing device includes a flatbed table for supporting on its support surface heavy-weight substrates to print on; and ball transfer units, arranged in the support surface, for transporting and/or positioning substrates on the flatbed table; wherein the inkjet printing device includes a drive module for moving away the ball transfer units from the support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Joris VAN GARSSE, Tom CLOOTS
  • Patent number: 9914323
    Abstract: To compensate for inaccuracies in the finishing of a decorative workpiece such as cutting or producing tongue-and-groove profiles to the decorative workpiece, a bleed area is added to the decorative pattern carried by a decoration layer of a decorative workpiece. The bleed area is filled with image content of the decorative pattern. In the bleed area a mark such as a cut mark or a control mark may be digital printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignees: AGFA NV, UNILIN BVBA
    Inventors: Joris Van Garsse, Laurent Meersseman
  • Patent number: 9840091
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing decorative workpieces includes the step of nesting a set of decorative patterns digitally printed on a decoration layer to reduce the waste of decoration layer. To perform a corresponding relief for the nested decorative patterns on a nested decorative workpiece, the relief provided by a digital relief apparatus is in a correct match with the nested decorative workpiece. If the printing zone of the digital printer has a failure zone, the nesting method prevents arranging of the decorative patterns in this failure zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignees: AGFA GRAPHICS NV, UNILIN BVBA
    Inventors: Tom Cloots, Laurent Meersseman, Joris Van Garsse
  • Publication number: 20170348978
    Abstract: An inkjet printing method, performed by an industrial inkjet system to form a decoration layer, includes the steps of, printing copies of a decorative image with a printing unit on a substrate by transmitting consecutive bitmap rows of the decorative image to a printing unit, measuring dimensional changes in the substrate while printing copies of the decorative image, and compensating the dimensional changes while printing copies of the decorative image by one of: skipping at least one bitmap row of the decorative image upon dimensional expansion, or reprinting at least one bitmap row of the decorative image on the substrate upon dimensional shrink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventor: Joris VAN GARSSE
  • Publication number: 20160375718
    Abstract: To compensate for inaccuracies in the finishing of a decorative workpiece such as cutting or producing tongue-and-groove profiles to the decorative workpiece, a bleed area is added to the decorative pattern carried by a decoration layer of a decorative workpiece. The bleed area is filled with image content of the decorative pattern. In the bleed area a mark such as a cut mark or a control mark may be digital printed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Joris VAN GARSSE, Laurent MEERSSEMAN
  • Publication number: 20160347085
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing decorative workpieces includes the step of nesting a set of decorative patterns digitally printed on a decoration layer to reduce the waste of decoration layer. To perform a corresponding relief for the nested decorative patterns on a nested decorative workpiece, the relief provided by a digital relief apparatus is in a correct match with the nested decorative workpiece. If the printing zone of the digital printer has a failure zone, the nesting method prevents arranging of the decorative patterns in this failure zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: AGFA Graphics NV
    Inventors: Tom CLOOTS, Laurent MEERSSEMAN, Joris VAN GARSSE
  • Patent number: 8646901
    Abstract: A single pass inkjet printing method includes the steps of: a) providing a radiation curable inkjet ink set containing at least a first and a second radiation curable inkjet ink having a dynamic surface tension of no more than 30 mN/m measured by maximum bubble pressure tensiometry at a surface age of 50 ms and at 25° C.; b) jetting a first radiation curable inkjet ink on an ink-jet ink-receiver moving at a printing speed of at least 35 m/min.; c) at least partially curing the first inkjet ink on the ink receiver within the range of 40 to 500 ms after the first inkjet ink landed on the ink receiver; d) jetting a second radiation curable inkjet ink on the at least partially cured first inkjet ink; and e) at least partially curing the second inkjet ink within the range of 40 to 500 ms after the second inkjet ink landed on the first inkjet ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Agfa Graphics NV
    Inventors: Stefaan De Meutter, Peter Bracke, David Tilemans, Joris Van Garsse, Geert Van Dyck
  • Publication number: 20120281034
    Abstract: A single pass inkjet printing method includes the steps of: a) providing a radiation curable inkjet ink set containing at least a first and a second radiation curable inkjet ink having a dynamic surface tension of no more than 30 mN/m measured by maximum bubble pressure tensiometry at a surface age of 50 ms and at 25° C.; b) jetting a first radiation curable inkjet ink on an ink-jet ink-receiver moving at a printing speed of at least 35 m/min.; c) at least partially curing the first inkjet ink on the ink receiver within the range of 40 to 500 ms after the first inkjet ink landed on the ink receiver; d) jetting a second radiation curable inkjet ink on the at least partially cured first inkjet ink; and e) at least partially curing the second inkjet ink within the range of 40 to 500 ms after the second inkjet ink landed on the first inkjet ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Stefaan De Meutter, Peter Bracke, David Tilemans, Joris Van Garsse, Geert Van Dyck
  • Patent number: 7936479
    Abstract: An image processing method includes a step of converting halftoned pixels of an image to be printed represented at a first lower tonal resolution into pixels represented at a second higher tonal resolution. Image processing is used on the pixels having a higher tonal resolution to reduce image quality artifacts when the pixels are printed at the first lower tonal resolution. In a preferred embodiment, the image processing includes error diffusion of a sigma delta modulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Agfa Graphics NV
    Inventors: Peter Bracke, Eddy Debaere, Joris Van Garsse
  • Publication number: 20090051944
    Abstract: An image processing method includes a step of converting halftoned pixels of an image to be printed represented at a first lower tonal resolution into pixels represented at a second higher tonal resolution. Image processing is used on the pixels having a higher tonal resolution to reduce image quality artifacts when the pixels are printed at the first lower tonal resolution. In a preferred embodiment, the image processing includes error diffusion of a sigma delta modulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventors: Peter Bracke, Eddy Debaere, Joris Van Garsse