Pad Inker Patents (Class 101/333)
  • Patent number: 11072196
    Abstract: A stamp device includes a main body. The main body includes a bottom plate on which a carrier and a stamp are placed, a pressing plate which cooperates with the bottom plate to press the carrier and the stamp, a limiting structure for limiting a lateral relative movement of the pressing plate and the bottom plate, and a connecting structure for folding and unfolding the main body. An upper surface of the bottom plate is provided with a working space for placing the carrier and the stamp. The present invention uses the pressing plate and the bottom plate to press the stamp and the carrier for stamping the pattern on the carrier. A movement space cooperates with a limiting member to limit the lateral movement of the pressing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: PARRIC NINGBO STATIONERY AND GIFTS MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Fuping Li
  • Patent number: 10773538
    Abstract: A positioning device for an ink pad container has a body and two elastic sheets. The two elastic sheets are respectively formed on two lateral side surfaces of the body. Each one of the two elastic sheets has an arm and a positioning protrusion. The arm is formed on a corresponding one of the two lateral side surfaces of the body, and is inserted into a corresponding one of two through grooves of the body. The positioning protrusion is formed on an inner side surface of the arm and is inserted into the body. An ink pad container may be firmly positioned into the body by the two elastic sheets. The tolerance allowances of the positioning device and the ink pad container are increased by the resiliences of the two elastic sheets. The positioning device can simultaneously satisfy the requirements for ease in assembly and for the positioning stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Sun Same Enterprises Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen-Jer Shih
  • Patent number: 10513134
    Abstract: A hand stamp that has a handle that receives a removable die box. The die box is received and held in the handle by a spring-loaded push button that has a locking mechanism that engages a locking slot in the die box. By operating the push button the locking mechanism is moved out of the locking slot to release the die box for re-inking or replacement of the porous foam material with a replacement image surface. A reversible cover engages the bottom of the handle to securely cover the die plate in a first position. When the cover is reversed, the cover acts as a protective resting place for the stamp which can be easily lifted off the cover for use by the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Shanghai Jipushen Office Articles Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gau Chen
  • Patent number: 10492886
    Abstract: An ink composition for marking a tissue specimen is provided. The ink composition has a general formula of 30.0 wt. % to 54.0 wt. % of an alkali soluble styrene; 0.3 wt. % to 1.7 wt. % ethyl hydroxyethyl cellulose; 8.0 wt. % to 35.0 wt. % colorant; 0.0 wt. % to 13.0 wt. % pigment; 23.0 wt. % to 47.0 wt. % deionized water; 0.35 wt. % to 1.65% defoamer and 0.1 wt. % to 1.1 wt. % preservative. The inks in accordance with the invention may have a peak transmission in the visible spectrum at a wavelength of from 322 nm to 716 nm or having a lineal UV-Vis spectrum with no visible peak transmission between 250 nm and 950 nm. When applied to a tissue specimen the ink compositions do not bleed onto adjacent tissue margins. When view under a microscope the color of the ink compositions can be distinguished from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: VECTOR SURGICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Janet L. F. Phillips, Scott E. Moore
  • Patent number: 10207492
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a printing blanket without wrinkles in a sheet is provided, the printing blanket including an elastic body and a sheet bonded to a surface thereof, the method being configured to press a surface of the sheet against a surface to be printed, to perform printing, and including: fixing the sheet at a periphery of a region of the sheet to be bonded to the elastic body; mounting the elastic body to oppose a bonding surface of the elastic body to a bonding surface of the fixed sheet; applying an adhesive to at least one of the bonding surface of the sheet or the bonding surface of the elastic body; and pressing the bonding surface of the sheet and the bonding surface of the elastic body against each other to bring the sheet into close contact with the elastic body through intermediation of the adhesive while stretching the sheet along the surface of the elastic body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SHUHOU CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kouji Muraoka
  • Patent number: 10117528
    Abstract: First and second shelf partitions for containing and displaying bagged food on point-of-sale shelving are accessed. Each shelf partition has a front panel and an adjustable length side panel. The first partition is attached to the shelf such that the front panel is adjacent to an aisle facing side the shelf and a rearward edge of the adjustable side panel is adjacent to a rear side of the shelf. The second shelf partition is attached to the shelf such that the front panel is adjacent to the rear side of the shelf and the rearward edge of the adjustable side panel is adjacent to the aisle facing side of the shelf. The second partition is spaced from the first partition a distance to accommodate placing bagged food on the shelf between the side panels of the first and second partitions and partially behind the first partition front panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: POST CONSUMER BRANDS, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Robert Collette
  • Patent number: 10104869
    Abstract: A branding bracket is provided that has a bracket assembly and branding irons. The bracket assembly has a guide plate having two or more notches cut out of a top surface that receive the shaft of a branding iron. Guides are attached to the rear surface of the guide plate. When a branding iron is placed in the notch, a sleeve positioned on the shaft of the branding iron is slid over the guide to lock the branding iron to the bracket assembly, while still allowing the branding irons to move independently of one another. In one arrangement, the guide plate has multiple notches to allow the use of different sized branding irons, such as 3?, 4? and 5? irons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Brian Kenny
  • Patent number: 10099403
    Abstract: Provided is a method of forming a shaped structure. The method includes coupling a first section of a mold to a second section of the mold such that a mold cavity is defined, wherein a cross-sectional shape of the mold cavity corresponds to a cross-sectional shape of the shaped structure and wherein at least one of the first section of the mold and the second section of the mold comprise a soluble material; at least partially filling the mold cavity with a curable polymer; and curing the curable polymer in the mold cavity to make the shaped structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Andrew M. Zavada, Brandon D. Booth, Isbelia D. Cardona
  • Patent number: 9997324
    Abstract: This invention relates to a flat panel display and a fabricating method thereof that are adaptive for conducting a patterning process without using a photo process to thereby reduce its process time and minimize pattern defects. A fabricating method and device of a flat panel display according to an embodiment of the present invention spreads an etch-resist on a thin film and forms an etch-resist pattern on a thin film by pressing a soft mold of a permeable structure to the etch-resist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jin Wuk Kim
  • Patent number: 9575226
    Abstract: A process for positive microcontact printing, including inking a patterned mold with a thiol; contacting the mold with a metal surface of a substrate; backfilling the metal surface with a solution containing an aromatic amine to form a backfilling layer; etching the metal surface of the substrate; and rinsing the substrate to remove the backfilling layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
    Inventors: Shih-Chi Chen, Ni Zhao, Huihua Xu, Xi Zhou
  • Patent number: 9468859
    Abstract: An apparatus and kit for creating prints on a surface is provided. The kit includes at least one stamp and a material for depositing the stamp on a surface. The stamp has one or more pieces of sponge adhered to a front surface of a rigid backing material, the pieces of sponge forming a shape desired for printing. A back surface of the backing material has a handle for holding the stamp. The material is a powder that may be partially water-soluble, forming a paint-like mixture or that may form a suspension when mixed. Prints are made by dipping the front surface of the backing material in the paint-like mixture causing the one or more pieces of sponge to absorb the paint-like mixture and pressing the sponge pieces against the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventor: Trina Barkouras
  • Patent number: 9272556
    Abstract: A portable stamp has a stamp housing, and a driving member, an ink member with an ink pad and a stamp seat for mounting a stamp pad mounted in the stamp housing. An operating member is mounted through a guiding slot of the stamp housing and is connected to the driving member. Each of the ink member and the stamp seat is pivotally connected to the driving member via a pivot rod and a torsion spring. By pushing the driving member, the ink member and the stamp seat can be driven to selectively pivot out of the stamp housing or be folded in the stamp housing. When the portable stamp is folded, a stamping surface of the stamp pad that is mounted on the stamp seat is sure to touch the ink pad of the ink member and be coated with the ink uniformly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Sun Same Enterprises Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen-Jer Shih
  • Patent number: 9111200
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes the following: a stamp shape data generation unit configured to generate stamp shape data indicating a shape of a stamp image, wherein the stamp image includes stamp color data indicating a color of the stamp image; a stamp combining unit configured to (i) generate planes of the stamp shape data corresponding to color components of the stamp color data, wherein a color density of each plane of the stamp shape data is equal to a color density of a corresponding color component of the stamp color data, and (ii) combine the planes of the stamp shape data with respective planes of image data to form a combined image; and an output execution unit configured to execute an output operation on the combined image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Nitta
  • Patent number: 9050841
    Abstract: A portable stamp has a stamp box, an ink part and a stamping part. The stamp box has a first case and a second case pivotally connected to the first case. The ink part and the stamping part are mounted in the first case and the second case respectively. The first case has a peripheral wall and a positioning hole formed through the peripheral wall. The ink part is mounted in the peripheral wall and has a positioning plate mounted through the positioning hole. The ink part is located in the first case by the positioning plate. When replacing a dry ink part with a new one, a user just presses the positioning plate to loosen the dry ink part from the first case. Then the user can remove the dry ink part easily and mount the new ink part in the first case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: SUN SAME ENTERPRISES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wen-Jer Shih
  • Publication number: 20150144015
    Abstract: An electronic printing device in the form of a manual stamp has a housing in which an electronic printing unit cartridge is received to which an electronic control unit is assigned for setting the printed image and of which the lower printing head is disposed in order to generate a printed image via the open lower side of the housing on a base via which the housing is displaced, a slide cover being provided that is arranged so as to be displaceable between a closing or rest position in which it covers the lower printing head of the cartridge, and an open or printing position in which the lower printing head of the cartridge is exposed; the slide cover is displaceably arranged immediately on the lower side of the housing, the slide cover being guided in control links which are provided on the sides of the housing and into which the slide cover engages via guide pins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: COLOP Stempelerzeugung Skopek Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. KG.
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Publication number: 20150122141
    Abstract: A stamp-face forming apparatus is provided for forming a stamp face. The apparatus has a stamp-face forming unit which is provided with plural heating elements disposed so as to face a surface of a stamp face material, and forms the stamp face on the stamp face material, the stamp face material includes porous material which can be non-porous when heated, and the stamp face material is detachably held in a holding body and is at least partially coated with a film. Further, the apparatus has a controlling unit for controlling the stamp-face forming unit such that an amount of heat per unit area to be applied to a part of the film facing at least one edge portion of the stamp face material is larger than an amount of heat per unit area applied to apart of the film facing the other portion of the stamp face material to be non-porous.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD.
    Inventor: Hirotaka YUNO
  • Publication number: 20150122140
    Abstract: A stamp face forming apparatus includes a stamp face forming part including a plurality of heating elements arranged in a direction along a surface holding a porous stamp face material that can be made non-porous by heating, and a drive circuit for controlling heat generating states of the plurality of heating elements to form a stamp face on the stamp face material; and a controller for controlling the drive circuit of the stamp face forming part by adjusting a signal to be applied to the drive circuit such that an amount of heat per dot for a dot to be heated directly adjacent to a dot to be non-heated is less than an amount of heat per dot for a dot to be heated not directly adjacent to the dot to be non-heated in image data for forming the stamp face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD.
    Inventor: Hirotaka YUNO
  • Patent number: 8985018
    Abstract: A container system for containing a plurality of ink pads including a cover and a plurality of bases. The cover defines a cover mounting portion. Each base defines a support surface, a first base mounting portion, and a second base mounting portion. Each of the support surfaces is adapted to support at least one of the ink pads. The cover mounting portion is capable of engaging any one of the first base mounting portions to detachably attach the cover to the plurality of bases. The first base mounting portions are capable of engaging the second base mounting portions to detachably attach at least one of the bases to at least another of the bases. The container system operates in a stack mode and in a single mode. In the stack mode, the cover is detachably attached to one of the plurality of bases, and the one of the plurality of bases to which the cover is detachably attached is detachably attached to another of the plurality of bases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Clearsnap Holding, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark G. Patterson
  • Patent number: 8968422
    Abstract: Systems and methods for applying markings to an article are disclosed. One aspect comprises providing a dye pad shaped to correspond to a desired marking; applying an infusion dye to the dye pad; applying an activation solution to the infusion dye, thereby forming an infusion dye mixture; placing the dye pad in contact with a discrete area of an outer surface of the article; leaving the dye pad in contact with the outer surface of the article under room temperature and pressure, for a duration sufficient to allow the infusion dye mixture to open a polymeric structure of a material of the outer surface and to allow the infusion dye to penetrate the outer surface and form the desired marking within a substrate of the article; and removing the dye pad from the outer surface. An infusion dyeing kit and method for supplying a kit are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley C. Tutmark
  • Patent number: 8956713
    Abstract: A method of patterning a substrate is disclosed. An ink material is chemisorbed to at least one region of a stamp and the chemisorbed ink material is transferred to a receptor substrate. The ink material has greater chemical affinity for the receptor substrate than for the at least one region of the stamp. A method of forming the stamp is also disclosed, as are the stamp and a patterning system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Dan B. Millward
  • Patent number: 8925454
    Abstract: An ink-storage unit for a hand stamp includes a retainer in which a storage body is arranged, and a frame in which a printing plate is arranged. The frame sits in a provisional mounting position on the retainer, in which position the storage body and the printing plate are held at a distance from each other, and the frame can be moved into a final mounting position on the retainer, in which position the storage body and the printing plate lie against each other, wherein the storage body is fixed in the retainer by at least one engaging part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Publication number: 20140366758
    Abstract: Self-inking stamp comprises: a porous marking block; an ink storage body disposed on an upper surface of the porous marking block; an absorber disposed on an upper surface of the ink storage body and configured to generate a capillary force less than that of the ink storage body, and absorb excess ink from the ink storage body; an ink tank comprising an ink supply tube having an open distal end connected to the ink storage body; a wall member covering an outer lateral peripheral surface of the ink storage body in such a manner as to prevent ink leakage; an ink outlet opening provided in a part or an entirety of a lower surface of the ink storage body; and an air passage opening provided in at least a part of an outer lateral peripheral surface of the absorber in communicating relation with atmospheric air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: SHACHIHATA INC.
    Inventor: Tomohiro Kageyama
  • Publication number: 20140352562
    Abstract: An improved method and apparatus used in pad printing is disclosed wherein a customized cliché is created from a generic cliché and a computer image of the desired printed output. The generic cliché contains a fine array of micro pockets on its inking surface. Ink jet printing ink is precisely deposited into the micro pockets at varying locations and amounts by the computer system and cured to harden the ink jet ink, which creates a customized cliché. Pad printing ink will adhere to the customized cliché in amounts in inverse proportion to the amount of ink jet printing ink deposited and cured on the customized cliché. The pattern of empty, partially filled and completely filled micro pockets in the customized cliché creates a gray scale image on the printed part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Willard Charles Raymond, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140331879
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system are described. In one embodiment, the system includes an ink template platform having a surface for engaging an ink template. The ink template may have a recess or engraving for receiving ink. Supports are configured to slideably position the ink template platform between a first and second position. The first position is a position for receiving ink, and the second position for delivering ink. The system also includes an ink capsule biased on a surface of the ink template. The ink capsule is slidably positionable on the ink template to deliver ink to the recess in response to the platform being positioned in the ink receiving position. An ink capsule biasing member applies a pressure to the ink capsule that is sufficient to remove excess ink from the ink template. Other embodiments of the system are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Hector Rene Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20140305324
    Abstract: This application relates to a baren 100 comprising a base 20 having a substantially flat surface 21 adapted for applying pressure to a work piece and a handle 10 removably connected to the base 20, wherein the handle 10 has an end that is adapted to receive a craft blade 60. the application also relates to a stamp 200 comprising a base 20? having a stamping surface 50 adapted for transferring a marking medium from the stamping surface 50 to a substrate and a handle 10? removably connected to the base 20?, wherein the handle 10? has an end that is adapted to receive a craft blade 60.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: John Frank Yeomans
  • Patent number: 8844440
    Abstract: A marking system for cutting an aperture for pipe clearance has a pipe and a pipe stamp. A stamp posterior side has a posterior aperture fluidly connected to an interior cavity. A first rubber stamp projection has an annulus that projects out and away from the stamp anterior surface. A second rubber stamp projection is centrally located on the stamp anterior surface having a general shape of an “X”. The pipe stamp slides over an end of the pipe via the posterior aperture. The first rubber stamp projection and the second rubber stamp projection are placed against a surface for applying a mark for cutting an aperture for pipe clearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: David E. Barr
  • Patent number: 8789463
    Abstract: An ink-storage unit (5) for a hand stamp (1), including a retainer (12) in which a storage body (6) is arranged, and a frame (13) in which a printing plate (7) is arranged, wherein the frame (13) sits in a provisional mounting position on the retainer (12), in which position the storage body (6) and the printing plate (7) are held at a distance from each other, and the frame (13) can be moved into a final mounting position on the retainer (12), in which position the storage body (6) and the printing plate (7) lie against each other, wherein the storage body (6) is fixed in the retainer (12) by at least one engaging part (20); and a hand stamp including such an ink storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ernst Faber
  • Patent number: 8783176
    Abstract: A self-sealing stamping device suitable for use with non-alcohol based inks is described. The stamping device includes an applicator that has raised features for providing a stamped design. The applicator also includes sealing features that mate with sealing features on an inkpad housing to provide one or more airtight seals therebetween. The inkpad housing provides an enclosure for an inkpad with one or more apertures. Sealing features are provided circumscribing the apertures for mating with sealing features of the applicator. In a closed position, the stamping device provides an airtight enclosure for the inkpad comprised of the inkpad housing and the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Crayola LLC
    Inventors: David A. Cziraky, Christopher P. Orem
  • Publication number: 20140196622
    Abstract: A stamp assembly has a bracket, a stamping member, an ink cartridge, a spring, a housing and a pushing device. The stamping member is mounted in the bracket and is capable of being moved in a longitudinal direction relative to the bracket and being rotated. The ink cartridge and the spring are mounted in the bracket. The housing is mounted around the bracket and has a through hole formed through a front side of the housing. The pushing device is mounted on the front side of the housing and has a pushed member. The pushed member is slidably mounted in the through hole and is capable of pushing the ink cartridge out of the bracket. With the pushing device, the stamp assembly is convenient for a user to push and remove the ink cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: HSU-SHEN SHIH
  • Publication number: 20140144339
    Abstract: An ink-storage unit for a hand stamp includes a retainer in which a storage body is arranged, and a frame in which a printing plate is arranged. The frame sits in a provisional mounting position on the retainer, in which position the storage body and the printing plate are held at a distance from each other, and the frame can be moved into a final mounting position on the retainer, in which position the storage body and the printing plate lie against each other, wherein the storage body is fixed in the retainer by at least one engaging part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: COLOP STEMPELERZEUGUNG SKOPEK GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H. & CO. KG
    Inventor: Ernst FABER
  • Patent number: 8701556
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a handheld stamp assembly. The handheld stamp assembly includes a stamp mount having a top member with an opening and a bottom member capable of being slid into the top member along a first direction through the opening, wherein the top member and the bottom member form an enclosure when the top member slides into and is secured with the bottom member; and a handle coupled to the stamp mount in a detachable manner along a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Sun Same Enterprises Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsu-Shen Shih
  • Publication number: 20140090570
    Abstract: Marking device (10) having a housing, a stamp pad (13) and an ink reservoir (15), wherein the ink reservoir (15) has a fluid connection to the stamp pad (13) and the ink reservoir (15) is arranged with the stamp pad (13) in a bottom part (11.1) of the housing. The ink reservoir (15) comprises a reservoir region for accommodating an ink and a zone for accommodating the stamp pad (13), which comprises a plurality of outlet holes. In addition, the ink reservoir (15) comprises a plurality of capillary channels, which extend between the reservoir region and the zone, wherein each capillary channel leads to one of the outlet holes, to provide the fluid connection between ink reservoir (15) and the stamp pad (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Luc Amgwerd, Annette Lehmann, Markus Mast, Vincent Vaucher
  • Publication number: 20140069287
    Abstract: This invention relates to a printing device of products (5) through an intermediate carrier (20), in particular of the pad (4) type, which is remarkable in that it consists of a combined intermediate support, respectively pad printing system for printing objects of the type including control surfaces, consisting of a pad based transfer system for transferring media via pad, with the endless belt, and a method therefor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Laurent De Volder, Filip Feyaerts
  • Patent number: 8670160
    Abstract: The printing device includes a reading unit, a printing unit, an operation mode setting unit, a personal information determining unit that determines the kind of the personal information, such as an address, a personal name, or a telephone number, from image data read by the reading unit when the operation mode setting unit sets the operation mode to be a reading mode, a printing data setting unit, a concealing-pattern-data generating unit that generates concealing pattern data, and a printing control unit that activates the printing unit to perform printing on the printed object based on the concealing pattern data generated by the concealing-pattern-data generating unit when the operation mode setting unit sets the operation mode to be a printing mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroki Kanno
  • Publication number: 20140020584
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a porous stamp assembly. The manufacturing method of the assembly comprises a first step of hermetically adhering a porous impression die member of thermoplastic resin to a front end face of a frame; a second step of fixing the die member embedded frame onto a mount that is to be in face-to-face relation with a thermal head attached to a seal carving device; a third step of putting the thermal head in contact with an upper major surface of the porous impression die member, with a resin film interposed therebetween, and moving the thermal head and the porous impression die member relative to each other; and a fourth step of removing the die member embedded frame from the mount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: SHACHIHATA INC.
    Inventors: Eiji Abe, Masayoshi Uchida
  • Publication number: 20140013974
    Abstract: A porous stamp material allows only resin in a region thereof irradiated with a laser beam during laser engraving in a production process of an ink stamp to be burnt and vaporized while preventing melting in any other unwanted region. The porous material for ink stamps comprises: at least one thermoplastic resin selected from the group consisting of low-density polyethylene, linear low-density polyethylene, high-density polyethylene, ethylene-alpha-olefin copolymer, ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer, and ethylene-acrylic copolymer; at least one thermoplastic elastomer selected from a plurality of different hydrogenated styrene based thermoplastic elastomers; and at least one filler selected from a plurality of different inorganic compounds, wherein the thermoplastic resin and/or the thermoplastic elastomer are cross-linked, and formed in a continuous pore structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Shachihata Inc.
    Inventors: Ikuzo MATSUSHITA, Yoshiaki NAGATA
  • Publication number: 20130327238
    Abstract: An invertible ink stamp comprises an ink absorber/retainer member disposed on top of the ink pad, an absorbent member disposed on the top of the ink absorber/retainer member and having capillary attraction weaker than that of the ink absorber/retainer member but sufficient to absorb excessive ink, the absorbent member having a vent in at least part of the top side or either of lateral sides for conducting to the atmospheric air, an ink tank having an ink supply tube that has its distal open end connected to the ink absorber/retainer member, and a wall member surrounding the whole circumferential surface of the ink absorber/retainer member for avoiding leakage of ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: SHACHIHATA INC.
    Inventor: Tomohiro Kageyama
  • Publication number: 20130319272
    Abstract: A printing method includes: providing an elastic member at a first stage and providing ink between the elastic member and an opposing member, in which the first stage has a protrusion on a surface thereof; and causing contact between the elastic member and the opposing member with the ink interposed therebetween, by using the protrusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masanobu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20130312627
    Abstract: The invention describes a stamp, a printing unit, a semi-finished product, a stamp cartridge and a process for saturating an ink storage body with stamp ink. The stamp includes a printing unit and an actuator unit. A printing plate arranged in or on the printing unit can be moved from a neutral position into a printing position against a resetting force. The printing unit is arranged with a housing, including an element featuring a pan bottom and at least one contiguous lateral wall stabilizing an ink storage body for receiving stamp ink, with a printing plate abutting against ink storage body for accepting stamp ink, and with at least the pan bottom formed to be liquid-tight. The support element features at least one sealable opening to connect with an actuator unit and/or which serves as a refill opening for stamp ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: TRODAT GMBH
    Inventors: Markus Zehetner, Manfred Ortner, Christian Rupp
  • Publication number: 20130305940
    Abstract: The invention relates to a stamp comprising a printing unit, an actuator unit and a connecting element, wherein the printing unit is connected to the actuator unit by means of connecting element, wherein the printing unit further features a support element and a printing plate the cross section of which is round and the printing plate is stabilized by support element and wherein the printing unit is moveable from a neutral setting into a print setting through axial displacement by means of the actuator unit Printing plate can be moved further by axial displacement into positioning setting wherein printing plate can be rotated in its angular position relative to actuator unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Trodat GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Zehetner, Manfred Ortner, Christian Rupp
  • Publication number: 20130291744
    Abstract: A self-inking marking device having adjustable print bands configured to be adjustable by a single adjustment knob, with a readily viewable display for viewing the current status of the print interface. In an embodiment, a self-inking marking device generally includes a display interface, an upper body, a lower body, adjustment components, and printing components. The printing components include components to affect a unique self-inking method that utilizes an ink roller that inks the die while rolling along the surface of the die plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: John Anthony, Rich Williams, James Orrico
  • Patent number: 8474505
    Abstract: A tattoo applicator for applying temporary tattoos to a subject, the tattoo applicator including a handheld housing and a sponge moveably supported by the housing to moisten the temporary tattoo and to apply pressure to the temporary tattoo. In some examples, the housing defines a retaining slot for receiving a tattoo-forming sheet. In some examples, the tattoo applicator includes a timer. In some examples, the tattoo applicator includes a push rod and a tattoo mount supported by the housing, the tattoo mount defining a port through which the push rod extends. In some examples, the tattoo applicator includes a fluid reservoir mounted to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Melissa Ozuna, Erika Kane, Craig Stock
  • Publication number: 20130160664
    Abstract: A self-sealing stamping device suitable for use with non-alcohol based inks is described. The stamping device includes an applicator that has raised features for providing a stamped design. The applicator also includes sealing features that mate with sealing features on an inkpad housing to provide one or more airtight seals therebetween. The inkpad housing provides an enclosure for an inkpad with one or more apertures. Sealing features are provided circumscribing the apertures for mating with sealing features of the applicator. In a closed position, the stamping device provides an airtight enclosure for the inkpad comprised of the inkpad housing and the applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: Crayola LLC
    Inventor: Crayola LLC
  • Publication number: 20130139713
    Abstract: A nano imprint lithography apparatus includes a stamp including a main body having a first surface and a second surface, the first surface having a pattern to be imprinted on a substrate, and the second surface having at least one pole and at least one actuator configured to apply force to the at least one pole to deform the main body. The apparatus includes a stationary stage configured to support the substrate to which the pattern is transferred from the stamp. The apparatus further includes a controller configured to drive the at least one actuator to apply force to the at least one pole to deform the stamp and correct an alignment error between the stamp and the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130133536
    Abstract: A stamp for transferring a personalised coloured image onto a selected surface includes a stamping block with a lower surface and a flexible image bearing impermeable substrate of a polymer or copolymer having a textured surface. The stamp may be hand held and may include a handle at its end remote from the stamping surface of the substrate. The substrate may be separable from and attachable to the front surface of the stamping block. One or a plurality of flexible image bearing impermeable substrates may be provided. The substrate material is preferably ethylene vinyl acetate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: LAJA MATERIALS LIMITED
    Inventor: Terrence William Bolton
  • Patent number: 8439488
    Abstract: An ink supply device including an ink cartridge for storing an ink; a mounting portion which includes an opening from which the ink cartridge is removable in a direction; an elastic member which urges the ink cartridge accommodated in the mounting portion to the direction; and a lock member. The lock member includes a lock arm including an operating lever provided at a first end thereof, and a lock portion provided at a second end thereof; a supporting mechanism which movably supports the lock arm between a first posture in which the lock portion is disengaged from the engaged portion and a second posture in which the lock portion is engaged with the engaged portion to regulate a movement of the ink cartridge to the direction; and a stopper which is provided in the lock arm and contacts the ink cartridge when the lock arm takes the first posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hirotake Nakamura, Shingo Hattori
  • Publication number: 20130092039
    Abstract: A stamping system with a pivoting stamping jig for guiding stamps to a work surface. In one construction, a stamping jig includes a body and a pivot member. The body defines an opening and includes an outer portion having a plurality of alignment features. The pivot member is movably received within the opening and is engageable with the work surface such that the body is movable with respect to the pivot member while the pivot member remains substantially stationary with respect to the work surface. In another construction, a stamping system includes a jig defining a plurality of first alignment features and a pivot guide including a second alignment feature that is selectively engageable with individual ones of the plurality of first alignment features. The pivot guide includes a base and a rotatable portion that includes the second alignment feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: DIMENSION CRAFTS LLC
    Inventor: Dimension Crafts LLC
  • Patent number: 8408125
    Abstract: A hand-operated stamp (1) includes an at least partially open-pored printing plate (27) which can be displaced counter to a spring force, from a resting position in which it is retracted into a housing (2), into a printing position by an actuation element (3). The printing plate rests against an ink storage body (25) in order to receive stamping ink therefrom, the ink storage body being mounted in a holder (24) which at least partially encloses it. The holder (24) is trough-shaped and is directly locked with a connecting part (6) which is locked with the actuation unit and which comprises at least one refill support (40, 41) which is oriented towards an ink refill opening (42, 43) in the base wall of the holder (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek Gesellschaft M.B.H. & Co. KG
    Inventors: Alois Feilecker, Hartwig Pointl
  • Patent number: 8393271
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pocket stamp (1) comprising a housing (2) which is configured in the shape of a case (3) having two articulately connected shell-shaped housing parts (4, 5) which can be displayed from a closed position, in which they are detachably connected to one another, into an open position, in which a die plate (24) accommodated in one of the housing parts (4) and protruding over the edge thereof is present in the operating or impression position thereof, in which the other housing part (5) is offset toward the rear in relation to the die plate (24), wherein in one housing part (5) at least one detent element (10) in the form of a hook (18) is provided and in the other housing part (4) a detent element (16) in the form of a ledger (20) cooperating with the hook (18) is provided, one of the detent elements (16) being resiliently movable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Colop Stempelerzeugung Skopek Gesellschaft m.b.H. & Co. KG.
    Inventor: Alois Feilecker
  • Patent number: 8387528
    Abstract: A self-sealing stamping device suitable for use with non-alcohol based inks is described. The stamping device includes an applicator that has raised features for providing a stamped design. The applicator also includes sealing features that mate with sealing features on an inkpad housing to provide one or more airtight seals therebetween. The inkpad housing provides an enclosure for an inkpad with one or more apertures. Sealing features are provided circumscribing the apertures for mating with sealing features of the applicator. In a closed position, the stamping device provides an airtight enclosure for the inkpad comprised of the inkpad housing and the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Crayola LLC
    Inventors: David A. Cziraky, Christopher P. Orem