Selective Machines Patents (Class 101/13)
  • Patent number: 8033215
    Abstract: A method to impart physical enhancements to a sheet material having a printed image such that the physical enhancements are in alignment with the graphical features of the printed image as would be complimentary to the physical enhancements and thereby forming an enhanced image. One embodiment has a computer based design environment allowing a user to develop a scaled virtual representation of an enhanced image through a graphical user interface by assembling a plurality of virtual objects representing forms and dimensions of preexisting or preconceived enhancement components, forms and dimensions of preexisting or preconceived assembly components, forms and dimensions of physical enhancements imparted to sheet material by preexisting or preconceived enhancement components, forms and dimensions of graphical enhancements as would be printed to sheet material and complimentary to physical enhancements and forms of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventor: Stephen John Wright
  • Patent number: 4271784
    Abstract: An apparatus for discharging a used and fatigued developing agent from a magnetic brush developing device installed in a main body of a copying machine, which developing device has a housing with an opening at a position which is opposed to a charge retentive member such as a photosensitive drum and a record paper, a sleeve made of non-magnetic material is rotatably arranged in the housing such that it exposes the outside of the housing through the opening and a magnet assembly arranged in a space within the sleeve. First and second shafts are secured to the respective sides of the magnet assembly, a third shaft secured to the sleeve at a side which is opposed to that of the magnet assembly to which the first shaft is connected, first and second bearing members are arranged between the first and second shafts and the sleeve, respectively, and a manually operable handle is secured to either one of said second and third shafts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1981
    Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Ishimoto, Hiroshi Tsuda, Kiyoshi Miyashita