Patents by Inventor Xavier Quintero-Ruiz

Xavier Quintero-Ruiz 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: 11135834
    Abstract: Certain examples describe a method of calibrating a printer and a printing system. An interferential pattern is printed in the form of a print calibration image on a print medium. Data representative of the interferential pattern as printed on the print medium is detected using an optical sensor. The printer is calibrated based on the captured data. The interferential pattern is based on a waveform that varies in amplitude along an axis perpendicular to a printing axis under calibration and has repeated sets of multiple patterns based on the waveform, the repeated sets having a varying pattern spacing in the printing axis under calibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Xavier Quintero Ruiz, Raul Rodriguez Alonso, Montserrat Solano Pallarol
  • Publication number: 20210283903
    Abstract: Certain examples describe a method of calibrating a printer and a printing system. An interferential pattern is printed in the form of a print calibration image on a print medium. Data representative of the interferential pattern as printed on the print medium is detected using an optical sensor. The printer is calibrated based on the captured data. The interferential pattern is based on a waveform that varies in amplitude along an axis perpendicular to a printing axis under calibration and has repeated sets of multiple patterns based on the waveform, the repeated sets having a varying pattern spacing in the printing axis under calibration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Xavier Quintero Ruiz, Raui Rodriguez Alonso, Montserrat Solano Paiiarol
  • Patent number: 11034168
    Abstract: A method of printing on a printable medium is disclosed. The method of printing may use a print head having a plurality of nozzles. The printable medium may have a leading edge and a defined zone adjacent to the leading edge. The print head may deposit print agent onto the printable medium via the plurality of nozzles during successive printing passes. The method may comprise printing outside, and not within, the defined zone on the printable medium using a first subset of nozzles of the plurality of nozzles. The method may further comprise printing within, and not outside, the defined zone on the printable medium using a second subset of nozzles of the plurality of nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Leticia Rubio, Utpal Sarkar, Raul Rodriguez Alonso, Xavier Quintero Ruiz
  • Publication number: 20210162769
    Abstract: The method may comprise depositing print agent of a particular color onto a printable substrate to form a patch of print agent. It may comprise directing radiation from a plurality of radiation sources onto the patch of print agent and onto the printable substrate. Also, may comprise detecting, using a sensor, radiation from the plurality of radiation sources which has been reflected from the printable substrate and radiation from the plurality of radiation sources which has been reflected from the patch of print agent. Further, may comprise measuring, for each of the plurality of radiation sources, an intensity of the radiation reflected from the printable substrate and an intensity of the radiation reflected from the patch of print agent. Also, may comprise selecting, based on the measured intensities, a radiation source of the sources to be associated with the print agent of the particular color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Manuel Agudo Acemel, Andreas Muller, Xavier Quintero Ruiz
  • Patent number: 11007775
    Abstract: A circuit 108 for controlling a plurality of fluid dispense nozzles 202(N), the circuit 108 to change an order in which the fluid dispense nozzles 202(N) are actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Leticia Rubio, Utpal Kumar Sarkar, Xavier Quintero Ruiz
  • Patent number: 10946659
    Abstract: A printing apparatus comprises a printhead and a controller. The printhead includes dies, each die comprising rows of nozzles, wherein, in an overlapping region, the rows of nozzles of two dies overlap in a first direction, in which a relative movement between the printhead and a print medium takes place during operation of the printing apparatus. The controller is to apply a first weaving mask to a first row of nozzles of a first die and a second weaving mask to a second row of nozzles of the first die, the second weaving mask being different from the first weaving mask, the weaving masks defining, independent of print data, which of the nozzles of the corresponding row are to be used for printing in the overlapping region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Leticia Rubio, Utpal Sarkar, Xavier Quintero Ruiz
  • Patent number: 10864759
    Abstract: A method of printing is disclosed. The printing may involve printing on a printable medium using a print head having a plurality of nozzles, the printable medium having a leading edge and a defined zone adjacent to the leading edge. The print head may be to deposit print agent onto the printable medium via the plurality of nozzles during successive printing passes. The method may comprise: during a first printing pass, depositing print agent from a subset of the plurality of nozzles onto the printable medium outside the defined zone. The method may further comprise: advancing the printable medium by a defined distance. The method may further comprise: during a second printing pass, depositing print agent from a subset of the plurality of nozzles onto the printable medium within the defined zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Leticia Rubio, Raul Rodriguez Alonso, Marti Rius Rossell, Utpal Kumar Sarker, Xavier Quintero Ruiz
  • Patent number: 10787008
    Abstract: Print apparatus is controlled to execute a print operation comprising a plurality of print sweeps onto a print zone of a print substrate and a corresponding plurality of print advances of the print substrate between successive print sweeps. Print apparatus is controlled to execute an intermediate cutting operation between a pre-cut print sweep and a successive post-cut print sweep of the plurality of print sweeps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Leticia Rubio, Xavier Quintero Ruiz, Utpal Kumar Sarkar
  • Patent number: 10744714
    Abstract: Misalignments of a 3d printing device may be detected by providing a reference pattern in a print zone of the 3d printing device, wherein the reference pattern comprises a plurality of reference marks, printing a test pattern on the reference pattern by means of the 3d printing device, and comparing the test pattern with the reference marks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Miguel Angel Lopez, Raul Rodriguez Alonso, Xavier Quintero Ruiz
  • Patent number: 10723143
    Abstract: A method includes printing an image on substrate by a printhead using ultraviolet (UV) curable ink. The method includes selectively applying a first amount of UV radiation by a first region of a light source to a first area of the image after a first amount of time passes from printing the first area to form a first gloss level area having a glossy finish. The method also includes selectively applying a second amount of UV radiation by a second region of the light source to a second area of the image after a second amount of time passes from printing the second area to form a second gloss level area having a matte finish. At least one of the second amount of UV radiation is greater than the first amount of UV radiation and the first amount of time is greater than the second amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Alex Andrea Tallada, Carmen Blasco Cortes, Xavier Quintero Ruiz, David Ramirez Muela
  • Patent number: 10532559
    Abstract: In some examples, a printer includes neighboring nozzle arrays extending across a print zone, each nozzle array of the neighboring nozzle arrays extending along an axis and comprising a first section of nozzles and a second section of nozzles, wherein the second sections of the neighboring nozzle arrays overlap defining an overlap region and the first sections of the neighboring nozzle arrays define non-overlap regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Xavier Quintero Ruiz, Roma Segura Fabregas, Marcos Casaldaliga
  • Publication number: 20200009885
    Abstract: Print apparatus is controlled to execute a print operation comprising a plurality of print sweeps onto a print zone of a print substrate and a corresponding plurality of print advances of the print substrate between successive print sweeps. Print apparatus is controlled to execute an intermediate cutting operation between a pre-cut print sweep and a successive post-cut print sweep of the plurality of print sweeps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Leticia RUBIO, Xavier QUINTERO RUIZ, Utpal Kumar SARKAR
  • Publication number: 20190322100
    Abstract: A circuit 108 for controlling a plurality of fluid dispense nozzles 202(N), the circuit 108 to change an order in which the fluid dispense nozzles 202(N) are actuated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Leticia Rubio, Utpal Sarkar, Xavier Quintero Ruiz
  • Publication number: 20190322109
    Abstract: A method of printing on a printable medium is disclosed. The method of printing may use a print head having a plurality of nozzles. The printable medium may have a leading edge and a defined zone adjacent to the leading edge. The print head may deposit print agent onto the printable medium via the plurality of nozzles during successive printing passes. The method may comprise printing outside, and not within, the defined zone on the printable medium using a first subset of nozzles of the plurality of nozzles. The method may further comprise printing within, and not outside, the defined zone on the printable medium using a second subset of nozzles of the plurality of nozzles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Leticia Rubio, Utpal Sarkar, Raul Rodriguez Alonso, Xavier Quintero Ruiz
  • Publication number: 20190291435
    Abstract: A printing apparatus comprises a printhead and a controller. The printhead includes dies, each die comprising rows of nozzles, wherein, in an overlapping region, the rows of nozzles of two dies overlap in a first direction, in which a relative movement between the printhead and a print medium takes place during operation of the printing apparatus. The controller is to apply a first weaving mask to a first row of nozzles of a first die and a second weaving mask to a second row of nozzles of the first die, the second weaving mask being different from the first weaving mask, the weaving masks defining, independent of print data, which of the nozzles of the corresponding row are to be used for printing in the overlapping region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Leticia Rubio, Utpal Sarkar, Xavier Quintero Ruiz
  • Publication number: 20190184720
    Abstract: A method of printing is disclosed. The printing may involve printing on a printable medium using a print head having a plurality of nozzles, the printable medium having a leading edge and a defined zone adjacent to the leading edge. The print head may be to deposit print agent onto the printable medium via the plurality of nozzles during successive printing passes. The method may comprise: during a first printing pass, depositing print agent from a subset of the plurality of nozzles onto the printable medium outside the defined zone. The method may further comprise: advancing the printable medium by a defined distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Leticia Rubio, Raul Rodriguez Alonso, Marti Rius Rossell, Utpal Kumar Sarker, Xavier Quintero Ruiz
  • Patent number: 10195856
    Abstract: In one example, a wedge shaped carriage to carry a printhead back and forth over a print substrate during printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Xavier Quintero Ruiz, Luis Garcia-Maurino, Mireia Garcia, Carmen Blasco
  • Patent number: 10099496
    Abstract: In one example, a carriage to carry a printhead back and forth over a print substrate includes an inboard part to hold the printhead and an outboard part to inhibit the flow of air under the carriage when the carriage is moving back and forth over the print substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Xavier Quintero Ruiz, Luis Garcia-Maurino Simon, Carmen Blasco Cortes, Mireia Garcia Ferrer
  • Publication number: 20180272695
    Abstract: In some examples, a printer includes neighboring nozzle arrays extending across a print zone, each nozzle array of the neighboring nozzle arrays extending along an axis and comprising a first section of nozzles and a second section of nozzles, wherein the second sections of the neighboring nozzle arrays overlap defining an overlap region and the first sections of the neighboring nozzle arrays define non-overlap regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Xavier Quintero Ruiz, Roma Segura Fabregas, Marcos Casaldaliga
  • Patent number: 10035366
    Abstract: According to one example, there is provided a method of determining an alignment characteristic of a printhead die installed in a printer. The method comprises controlling the printer to print a predetermined pattern using the printhead die and determining, through analysis of the distance between features of the printed predetermined pattern, alignment characteristics of the printhead die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Xavier Quintero Ruiz, David Gaston Llado