Patents by Inventor Santiago Forcada Pardo

Santiago Forcada Pardo 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: 20210347177
    Abstract: A cartridge for a printing system comprises a receptacle to receive waste printing material from the printing system, a floater to change its position based on a varying filling level of the waste printing material in the receptacle, and a flag mechanically coupled to the floater, wherein a position of the flag depends on the position of the floater and indicates, outside of the receptacle, the filling level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Santiago Forcada Pardo, Alejandro Mielgo Barba, Jeffrey Thielman
  • Publication number: 20210291528
    Abstract: A printhead service station comprises a printhead cleaner, a motor to move the printhead cleaner along a first direction during a printhead cleaning operation, and a spitroller to catch waste printing liquid during printhead cleaning. Therein, an axis of rotation of the spitroller is oriented substantially parallel to the first direction, and a rotation of the spitroller is driven by the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Thielman, Santiago Forcada Pardo, Xavier Bruch Pla
  • Publication number: 20210268817
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a print head maintenance assembly, a printing device and a method of controlling a print head maintenance assembly in a printing device. The print head maintenance assembly comprises a maintenance cartridge comprising a positioning flag, wherein the maintenance cartridge is movable along a maintenance path in a direction of movement; and a sensor to detect the positioning flag to determine the position of the maintenance cartridge along the maintenance path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Santiago Forcada Pardo, Sheila Cabello Cabrera, Jorge Millan Lafuente, Jeffrey Thielman, Andreu Cortes Vicens
  • Publication number: 20210187951
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a spittoon cartridge for a printing device, a printing device and a method of controlling a spittoon cartridge. The spittoon cartridge comprises a waste tank to store material ejected from a print head; a transfer unit to transfer material ejected from the print head into the waste tank; and a floater movably arranged in the spittoon cartridge, wherein a position of the floater depends on a filling level of the waste tank and wherein the floater impedes transfer of material by the transfer unit if the floater reaches a predefined warning position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Santiago Forcada Pardo, Alejandro Mielgo Barba, Jeffrey Thielman
  • Publication number: 20210008902
    Abstract: Method and tools for sensing pen-to-reference space (PRS) are disclosed. Example removable pen-to-reference space (PRS) sensing tools for a printer comprise proximity sensors and a body. The body has a printer mounting portion, corresponding to a printhead mounting socket of the printer, and a sensor portion, hosting the proximity sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Rafael ULACIA PORTOLES, Santiago FORCADA PARDO, David FUERTES RONCERO
  • Patent number: 10379034
    Abstract: Spectrophotometer for the characterization of receivers of solar collectors in order to determine optical properties (transmittance and reflectance). The equipment allows the evaluation of a receiver tube in real time and in any kind of light conditions, both inside and outside. The equipment also allows the detection of the eccentricity between the outer tube and the inner tube, which directly influences the reliability of the measurement. The equipment has a mechanical system for allowing a rotation of the equipment around the tube in order to find the optimum measurement position and attach itself to the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ABENGOA SOLAR NEW TECHNOLOGIES, S.A.
    Inventors: Noelia Martinez Sanz, Guillermo Espinosa Rueda, David Izquierdo Núñez, Marta Osta Lombardo, Marta Mainar López, Carlos Heras Vila, Iñigo Salina Ariz, Santiago Forcada Pardo, Rafael Alonso Esteban
  • Publication number: 20160238519
    Abstract: Spectrophotometer for the characterisation of receivers of solar collectors in order to determine optical properties (transmittance and reflectance). The equipment allows the evaluation of a receiver tube in real time and in any kind of light conditions, both inside and outside. The equipment also allows the detection of the eccentricity between the outer tube and the inner tube, which directly influences the reliability of the measurement. The equipment has a mechanical system for allowing a rotation of the equipment around the tube in order to find the optimum measurement position and attach itself to the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: ABENGOA SOLAR NEW TECHNOLOGIES, S.A.
    Inventors: Noelia MARTINEZ SANZ, Guillermo ESPINOSA RUEDA, David IZQUIERDO NÚÑEZ, Marta OSTA LOMBARDO, Marta MAINAR LÓPEZ, Carlos HERAS VILA, Iñigo SALINA ARIZ, Santiago FORCADA PARDO, Rafael ALONSO ESTEBAN
  • Patent number: 9310249
    Abstract: The invention relates to a spectrophotometer for the automated optical characterization of solar collector tubes and to a method for the operation thereof, that measures the coefficient of transmission of the glass tube and of reflection of the metal tube. The device includes all the necessary components for taking said measurement, such as the optical bench supporting the tube, the standard or framework, and the optical modules for the device, a main module that generates the light bundles, a measuring module that measures the coefficient of transmission of the outer glass tube and the coefficient of reflection of the inner metal tube, a mechanical system of tube rotation, an electronic system of data acquisition and processing, an external computer for controlling the device and processing the data measured, and a system of communication between the device and the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Abengoa Solar New Technologies, S.A.
    Inventors: Francisco Villuendas Yuste, Carlos David Heras Vila, David Izquierdo Núñez, Rafael Alonso Esteban, Iñigo Salinas Áriz, Santiago Forcada Pardo, Noelia Martinez Sanz