Printing Patents (Class 178/4)
  • Patent number: 9941779
    Abstract: We claim a hammer driven actuator that uses the fast-motion, low-force characteristics of an electro-magnetic or similar prime mover to develop kinetic energy that can be transformed via a friction interface to produce a higher-force, lower-speed linear or rotary actuator by using a hammering process to produce a series of individual steps. Such a system can be implemented using a voice-coil, electro-mechanical solenoid or similar prime mover. Where a typical actuator provides limited range of motion or low force, the range of motion of a linear or rotary impact driven motor can be configured to provide large displacements which are not limited by the characteristic dimensions of the prime mover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Dynamic Structures and Materials, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. N. Paine, Byron F. Smith, Joshua J. Sesler, Matthew T. Paine, Bert K. McMahan, Mark C. McMahan
  • Patent number: 9736006
    Abstract: A generic address resolution system facilitates communications among multiple network applications with heterogeneous addressing mechanisms, thereby allowing the network applications to interoperate with each other and/or with modules for providing enhanced functionalities. The address resolution system includes a resource mapping module that modularizes the components needed for address resolution and abstracts content from the underlying address types and content used by the network applications. The address resolution system includes a context engine that analyzes the addressing data to be resolved, selects one or more appropriate destination network applications based on contextual rules, and creates the application mapping template for the end-end routing of the communications among the network applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventor: David Martin
  • Patent number: 9368035
    Abstract: A monitoring device including a memory containing a reference path, the memory being separate from a flight management system. The reference path corresponding to a path that is defined during a navigation data validation on ground for the flight management system. A monitoring unit is configured to monitor a current flight path that is determined by the flight management system, by monitoring if this current flight path is in conformity with the reference flight path that is recorded in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Mere, Gilles Tatham
  • Patent number: 5542487
    Abstract: A data system includes a portable printer unit and a portable data collection terminal. The printer unit and the data collection terminal are communicatively coupled by a data link which may be a low power radio frequency data link, or it may be a standard communications cable. The portable printer unit is distinguished over other portable printers by, among other features, having the capability of printing a check routing data block in magnetic ink and in a manner which conforms to MICR (Magnetic Ink Character Recognition) standards. Coding and decoding of data may be provided based on printer unit or printer cartridge specific data which may be transmitted from the printer unit to the data collection terminal. The portable printer unit is also adapted to receive a paper supply from either a roll paper supply cartridge or a sheet paper supply cartridge, having the capability to distinguish between the two types of cartridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1996
    Assignee: Norand Corporation
    Inventors: Darald R. Schultz, Richard A. Sherman
  • Patent number: 5050005
    Abstract: A facsimile apparatus connected on an ISDN side in a communication network in which the ISDN is connected to a telephone network includes network identifying means for identifying whether an incoming data sending party is an ISDN terminal or a telephone network terminal, CNG signal detecting means for detecting a CNG signal received via a B channel, and changeover means for changing over between automatic reception and manual reception. In a case where the CNG signal is detected, a response is made in a facsimile mode. In a case where the CNG signal is not detected, a response is made in a facsimile mode if automatic reception prevails and in a telephone mode if manual reception prevails. This arrangement eliminates communication failure due to a difference in mode between a calling side and a called side regardless of the network terminal from which a call is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1991
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Naoto Kagami
  • Patent number: 4803312
    Abstract: An intelligent interface to enable a personal computer or the like to be used as a telex transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1989
    Assignee: Asecom S.C.L.
    Inventor: Jose D. Britos
  • Patent number: 4792648
    Abstract: A method for controlling the sending of a response from a telematic reception terminal (teletex, G4 facsimile, and mixed mode) is provided. The receiver includes a PAMB counter whose count indicates the remaining number of page attribute management function blocks (PAMBs), each including predetermined various attribute data relating to each page, such as line density, coding mode, page size, page number and document number. When one of predetermined commands, such as a page boundary command or a document end command, has been received, the receiver checks to see whether or not the count of the PAMB counter is equal to or larger than a predetermined value. And if it has been found to be equal to or larger than the predetermined value, a response is sent to the transmitter. Thus, the transmitter is permitted to send the information of the following page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1988
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Fumihiro Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 4677257
    Abstract: In a telematic system, a plurality of response timings for a page boundary command, a page end command and the like from a sending system are prepared. A proper timing is selected in accordance with the type of sending system or an instruction from the sending system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1987
    Assignees: Ricoh Co., Ltd., Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Fumihiro Ogasawara, Noboru Sonehara
  • Patent number: 4590330
    Abstract: A printer includes a carriage supporting a print head and movable across print paper for enabling the print head to print on the print paper, a fixed frame, a switch device mounted on one of the carriage and the fixed frame, the switch device being composed of a light transmission means and a light blocking means for blocking light passing through the light transmission means, a sensor means on the other of the carriage and the fixed frame for sensing light passing through the switch device to produce an electric signal, and a means for reading the electric signal as information indicative of printer functions in response to movement of the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1986
    Assignee: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Goto, Katsuhiko Hirayama
  • Patent number: 4575579
    Abstract: In public videotex (Btx) terminals, different pages are displayed successively on the screen in the off-line mode (e.g., advertisements and user instructions). To be able to update such off-line pages at low cost, a page memory in the terminal is constructed as a random-access memory (46). A central operating facility contains an editing device in which the information and control characters required to display an off-line page are produced. These characters are transmitted to the terminal and written into the random-access memory (46). This may be effected automatically when the supply voltage is turned on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1986
    Assignee: International Standard Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Gerhard J. Simon, Gerhard Schneider
  • Patent number: 4524242
    Abstract: An electronic mail terminal 10 that includes a keyboard 12, multi-character display 14, thermal printer 22, tape drive 118, and communication and control circuitry. The tape drive and printer mount to molded-in features of a base housing 20. A printed circuit board 28 containing the communication and control circuitry and the display is mounted to molded-in features of the base housing. The keyboard plugs into the printed circuit board from above and is supported at the sides by stand-offs in the base housing. A cover housing 88 mates with molded-in features of the base housing. The tape drive mechanism includes cassette guides 98 and 376 that are molded into the base and cover housings and a spring loaded motor mount that automatically compensates for wear and positioning tolerances. A printer carriage motor 184 drives a toothed belt 182 to position a carriage 138 which holds a thermal print head 140.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1985
    Assignee: Post Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell Fish, III, James R. Yurchenco
  • Patent number: 4501930
    Abstract: A teleprinter has a printer for printing received or manually entered characters in a row-by-row fashion. The characters of a row are initially stored, and only following the occurrence of a predetermined control signal, for example a "carriage return" signal, are all of the characters of the pending row printed. The teleprinter has a display unit for displaying at least a portion of those characters of a row which have not yet been printed. The display unit may also display at least one preceding and at least one following row in addition to the row being printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1985
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Roman Lutz
  • Patent number: 4432090
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns a communication system for line printers, such as teleprinter equipment, via high-quality radio communications. The repetition of the signals received mutilated takes place per line of signals at the end of a number of lines. The transmitter for the system comprises a counter from which the line number is fed to the transmitter during the line printer return or the line feed period up to the end of the page or the message. The receiver detects which lines have been received mutilated and registers their line numbers. Then the request for repetition of the numbered mutilated lines is made at the end of each message and at the end of each page of the message, if the message is longer than a page, for example, 32 lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1984
    Assignee: Staat der Nederlanden (Staatsbedrijf der Posterijen, Telegraphie en Telefonie)
    Inventor: Herman da Silva
  • Patent number: 4282399
    Abstract: A shared maintenance terminal system permitting the joint use of a teletypewriter located at a telephone switching center by the switching center and by a remotely located data processing center. This maintenance terminal system provides interlock control for input and output messages from a craftsman located at the telephone switching center or from personnel located at the remote data processing site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1981
    Assignee: GTE Automatic Electric Labs Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert A. Kippenhan, Jr., Eugene E. Nelson, George T. Ricker, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4185166
    Abstract: The specification discloses an electronic digital enciphering system which is selectively operable in a plurality of different modes. The system may be operated in an off-line mode for preparing enciphered message tapes prior to transmission via teleprinter message circuits. The system may also be operated in an on-line asynchronous mode wherein a sending station may asynchronously transmit enciphered data on-line to a remote receiving unit, synchronization being provided by the start/stop pulses of the individual digital characters. The system may also be operated in an on-line synchronous mode wherein a sending and a receiving unit are automatically synchronized in time by local self-contained clocks in order to bridge fades or interference in a transmission medium such as radio telegraph, or the like. The system may be utilized on either half-duplex or full-duplex communication channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1980
    Assignee: Datotek, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick A. Kinch, Jr., Barrie O. Morgan
  • Patent number: 4148066
    Abstract: An interface for enabling continuous high speed row grabbing video display with real time hard copy print out thereof interfaces a hard copy printer with a real time frame grabbing video display terminal for enabling substantially instantaneous provision of a continuous direct video display of a selectable predetermined video frame of information on a video display from continuously receivable information remotely provided over a transmission media while substantially simultaneously providing real time hard copy printing of this selectable information on the printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1976
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1979
    Assignee: IDR, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Saylor
  • Patent number: 4132979
    Abstract: A circuit is described for controlling a programmable logic array adapted for use with a communications terminal. The logic array includes an input AND-section defined by a plurality of addressable fields and an output OR-section. One field of the input section is addressed by an incoming address register selectively loaded with incoming data. A second field is addressed by a branch address register loaded with selective outputs of the output section thus providing program branching capabilities. Also, a loop counter and a clocked program counter address two additional fields of the input section. The loop counter facilitates program looping in the logic array while the program counter affords real time operational characteristics for the control circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1979
    Assignee: Teletype Corporation
    Inventor: Richard H. Heeren