Patents by Inventor Oriol Borrell Avila

Oriol Borrell Avila 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: 10328724
    Abstract: Certain examples described herein relate to printing systems and methods of operating the same. In an example of a printing system, a porosity determiner determines a porosity of a print medium and a signal generator generates a signal relating to a state of a printing fluid collector based on the porosity determined. In an example of a method of operating a printing system, a pressure measurement is obtained from a vacuum system of the printing system when a print medium is present on a media path of the printing system. This is compared to at least one predefined pressure range and, based on the comparison, an indication is provided setting out a state of a printing fluid collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Mikel Zuza Irurueta, Albert Crespi Serrano, Oriol Borrell Avila, Frederic Barnel
  • Patent number: 10245849
    Abstract: In one example, a vapor control heater for a printer includes a housing, a heating element at least partially enclosed by the housing, and a fan to move air over the heating element and into a flow of air from the printer dryer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Juan Manuel Valero Navazo, Francisco Javier Perez Gellida, Emilio Angulo Navarro, Ezequiel Jordi Rufes Bernad, Marina Cantero Lazaro, Antonio Gracia Verdugo, Santiago Sanz Ananos, Roger Bastardas Puigoriol, Mikel Zuza Irurueta, Oriol Borrell Avila, Eva Blay Lerin
  • Patent number: 10201981
    Abstract: An example method for determining an amount of a translucent printing fluid in accordance with the present disclosure is provided. The example method comprises printing a plurality of test patterns with different proportions of colored and translucent printing fluids. The plurality of test patterns comprise a first area and a second area contiguous with the first area, wherein a color of the second area is different from a color of the first area. Migration characteristics of the plurality of test patterns are analyzed to determine an amount of translucent printing fluid to use for a successive printing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Antonio Gracia Verdugo, David Toussaint, Oriol Borrell Avila
  • Patent number: 10183497
    Abstract: A method is described in which a first color is detected at a user-selected arbitrary position of a first print; a second color is detected at a user-selected arbitrary position of a second print printed by a printer; a color difference between the first color and the second color is determined; and settings of the printer are changed to reduce the color difference in further prints printed by the printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Antonio Gracia Verdugo, Juan Uroz Soria, Oriol Borrell Avila
  • Patent number: 10076903
    Abstract: A drying assembly is disclosed. An example apparatus includes fans; a temperature sensor; a print engine to access instructions to cause a printer to perform a printing operation on media; and a processor responsive to an output of the temperature sensor to control the fans to force air onto the media to cause a substantially uniform temperature to be maintained across a width of the media during the printing operation and to cause a sum of air flow output by the fans to be maintained at a substantially constant value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Francisco Javier Perez Gellida, Mikel Zuza Irurueta, Oriol Borrell Avila, Juan Manuel Valero Navazo, Roger Bastardas Puigoriol
  • Patent number: 9969183
    Abstract: A method includes identifying at least one of a type of a respective media to be printed on in the print zone and respective densities of portions of the image by an identification module. The method also includes independently adjusting a respective target curing temperature of each one of a plurality of heating modules disposed across the media transport path in a first direction to form the heating zone based on the at least one of the type of the respective media and the respective densities of the portions of the image identified by the identification module by a temperature adjustment module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David Toussaint, Oriol Borrell Avila, Francisco Javier Rodriguez Escanuela
  • Publication number: 20180095397
    Abstract: In examples a printing system comprises a controller and a printing device. The controller is to divide a print job into a sequence of areas, wherein an image property varies between adjacent areas. The controller is to determine a pausing point to be within a runout area at which a redivide amount of a consumable will be at or below a predetermined first amount when executing the print job when the runout area fulfills a condition. The controller is to determine the pausing point to be within a preceding area that fulfills the condition when the runout area does not fulfill the condition. The controller is to control the printing device to pause printing of the print job at the pausing point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jose Miquel Cluet Beltran, Albert Crespi Serrano, Oriol Borrell Avila
  • Publication number: 20180009238
    Abstract: Certain examples described herein relate to printing systems and methods of operating the same. In an example of a printing system, a porosity determiner determines a porosity of a print medium and a signal generator generates a signal relating to a state of a printing fluid collector based on the porosity determined. In an example of a method of operating a printing system, a pressure measurement is obtained from a vacuum system of the printing system when a print medium is present on a media path of the printing system. This is compared to at least one predefined pressure range and, based on the comparison, an indication is provided setting out a state of a printing fluid collector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Mikel Zuza Irurueta, Albert Crespi Serrano, Oriol Borrell Avila, Frederic Barnel
  • Publication number: 20180001658
    Abstract: A method is described in which a first color is detected at a user-selected arbitrary position of a first print; a second color is detected at a user-selected arbitrary position of a second print printed by a printer; a color difference between the first color and the second color is determined; and settings of the printer are changed to reduce the color difference in further prints printed by the printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Antonio Gracia Verdugo, Juan Uroz Soria, Oriol Borrell Avila
  • Patent number: 9844935
    Abstract: A drive signal may be determined to drive a printhead to a series of target temperatures during respective portions of a print pass by the printhead. Each of the target temperatures may be the greater of a temperature of the printhead caused by printing a quantity of printing fluid to be printed during the respective portion and a predetermined threshold temperature. A drive signal may be provided to warm the printhead to the series of target temperatures during the respective portions of the print pass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David Toussaint, Oriol Borrell Avila, Antonio Gracia Verdugo
  • Publication number: 20170320323
    Abstract: A drying assembly is disclosed. An example apparatus includes fans; a temperature sensor; a print engine to access instructions to cause a printer to perform a printing operation on media; and a processor responsive to an output of the temperature sensor to control the fans to force air onto the media to cause a substantially uniform temperature to be maintained across a width of the media during the printing operation and to cause a sum of air flow output by the fans to be maintained at a substantially constant value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Francisco Javier Perez Gellida, Mikel Zuza Irurueta, Oriol Borrell Avila, Juan Manuel Valero Navazo, Roger Bastardas Puigoriol
  • Patent number: 9809022
    Abstract: A drying assembly is disclosed. An example apparatus includes fans; a temperature sensor; a print engine to access instructions to cause a printer to perform a printing operation on media; and a processor responsive to an output of the temperature sensor to control the fans to force air onto the media to cause a substantially uniform temperature to be maintained across a width of the media during the printing operation and to cause a sum of air flow output by the fans to be maintained at a substantially constant value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Francisco Javier Perez Gellida, Mikel Zuza Irurueta, Oriol Borrell Avila, Juan Manuel Valero Navazo, Roger Bastardas Puigoriol
  • Patent number: 9757941
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method of maintaining nozzles in a print-ready condition includes determining image content to be printed in an upcoming print swath, and for each ink color present within the image content, constructing an inked portion of an associated spit bar adjacent to the upcoming print swath to include the present ink color. For each ink color not present within the image content, an empty portion of an associated spit bar is constructed adjacent to the upcoming print swath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Antonio Gracia Verdugo, Oriol Borrell Avila, Francisco Javier Perez Gellida
  • Publication number: 20170203562
    Abstract: A drive signal may be determined to drive a printhead to a series of target temperatures during respective portions of a print pass by the printhead. Each of the target temperatures may be the greater of a temperature of the printhead caused by printing a quantity of printing fluid to be printed during the respective portion and a predetermined threshold temperature. A drive signal may be provided to warm the printhead to the series of target temperatures during the respective portions of the print pass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: David Toussaint, Oriol Borrell Avila, Antonio Gracia Verdugo
  • Patent number: 9662909
    Abstract: A detector device is disclosed for detecting an edge of a medium in a media processing system, the detector device comprising a spectrophotometer and a processing unit, the spectrophotometer scanning a medium in a media processing area and generating an output tuple, the processing unit comparing the output tuple to at least one reference tuple for detecting an edge of a medium. A printing system and method of detecting an edge of a medium in a media processing system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Antonio Gracia Verdugo, Juan Uroz Soria, Oriol Borrell Avila
  • Publication number: 20170111540
    Abstract: A method to select a print mode in which a first image comprising a plurality of pixels is received. Color depth for at least a subset of the plurality of pixels of the first image is determined. A print mode is selected from a plurality of print modes using at least the determined color depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Antonio Gracia Verdugo, Francisco Javier Perez Gellida, Oriol Borrell Avila
  • Patent number: 9597898
    Abstract: A printing device (200) and method for controlling the curing of ink are described. An example printing apparatus has a printing module (230) with at least one printhead for printing a swath of a printed image and a print controller (220) arranged to generate image and print control data for a plurality of swaths. A curing module (270) is arranged to receive, for each of the plurality of one or more swaths, image and print control data and to control, before a printed region of the print medium (250) corresponding to a particular one or more swaths arrives, one or more operating parameters of the curing module (270) based on data values within said image data and printing parameters within said print control data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Antonio Gracia Verdugo, Oriol Borrell Avila, Ana Maria Cardells Tormo
  • Publication number: 20170043575
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method of maintaining nozzles in a print-ready condition includes determining image content to be printed in an upcoming print swath, and for each ink color present within the image content, constructing an inked portion of an associated spit bar adjacent to the upcoming print swath to include the present ink color. For each ink color not present within the image content, an empty portion of an associated spit bar is constructed adjacent to the upcoming print swath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Antonio Gracia Verdugo, Oriol Borrell Avila, Francisco Javier Perez Gellida
  • Publication number: 20170008299
    Abstract: An example method for determining an amount of a translucent printing fluid in accordance with the present disclosure is provided. The example method comprises printing a plurality of test patterns with different proportions of colored and translucent printing fluids. The plurality of test patterns comprise a first area and a second area contiguous with the first area, wherein a color of the second area is different from a color of the first area. Migration characteristics of the plurality of test patterns are analyzed to determine an amount of translucent printing fluid to use for a successive printing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Antonio Gracia Verdugo, David Toussaint, Oriol Borrell Avila
  • Publication number: 20160355027
    Abstract: In one example, a vapor control heater for a printer includes a housing, a heating element at least partially enclosed by the housing, and a fan to move air over the heating element and into a flow of air from the printer dryer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Juan Manuel Valero Navazo, Francisco Javier Perez Gellida, Emilio Angulo Navarro, Ezequiel Jordi Rufes Bernad, Marina Cantero Lazaro, Antonio Gracia Verdugo, Santiaho Sanz Ananos, Roger Bastardas Puigoriol, Mikel Zuza Irurueta, Oriol Borrell Avila, Eva Blay Lerin