Printing, Dotting, Or Punching Marker Patents (Class 346/78)
  • Patent number: 10906061
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a coating method for suppressing variations in a coating amount, a coating apparatus and a method for manufacturing a component. A coating method is employed, which includes: discharging a coating needle adhering to an adhesive from a nozzle; separating the adhesive into the tip of the coating needle and the nozzle; and adhering the adhesive to a first member. A coating apparatus is employed, which includes: a nozzle which holds the adhesive; a coating needle which is discharged from the nozzle in a state where the adhesive is adhered to the tip; and a control unit which controls moving speed of the coating needle to separate the adhesive into the tip of the coating needle and the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Mitsumi Itou, Hiroshi Ebihara
  • Patent number: 8767025
    Abstract: The inside of a housing of a printer device is cooled by the air from a ventilation port and, consequently, the temperature of solder SP on a mask surface supported by a mask holding frame inside the housing can be kept low. Moreover, provided is a mask cover for blocking the air flow from the ventilation port toward the mask, and the drying of the solder SP caused by the wind from the ventilation port is thereby inhibited as a result of the wind from the ventilation port not coming into contact with the solder SP on the mask surface. In this way, the solder SP is cooled while inhibiting the drying of the solder SP and, consequently, it is possible to appropriately inhibit the change in viscosity of the solder SP, and favorable printing can be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yusuke Usui
  • Patent number: 8638349
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a head transducer configured to interact with a magnetic recording medium and a heater configured to thermally actuate the head transducer. A thermal sensor at or near the head transducer is configured to produce a sensor signal. Circuitry is coupled to the heater and configured to cause an oscillation in heater power. The heater power oscillation causes an oscillation in the sensor signal. A detector is coupled to the thermal sensor and configured to detect head-medium contact using the oscillating sensor signal and heater power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Dongming Liu, Kenneth Haapala, Scott E. Ryun, Lin Zhou
  • Patent number: 8378006
    Abstract: The present invention is a method which erase information printed on a recording medium if necessary and thus reuse the recording medium, and includes 1) decolorable ink compositions which are not erased during the use but erased by a dye readily decolorable by a decolorant, 2) a decolorant composition including a thermal initiator or photoinitiator, and 3) a method for coating the decolorant and applying heat or irradiating UV to erase the dye. According to the present invention, it is possible to prepare various writing inks, and particularly, when applied to recording medium with a magnetic stripe as well as the general purpose papers, it is possible to reduce the production cost significantly, obtain a large import substitution effect of the magnetic ink all of which are imported, and largely reduce the environmental pollution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventors: Jong-Soo Han, Woon Chang Paik, Hyun-Man Shin, Yeong-Gweon Lim, Yong-Hwan Choi
  • Publication number: 20130002739
    Abstract: Apparatus for depositing a texture on a receiver includes a data source that provides multilevel input tint data values based on a job specification. A lossy compressor produces compressed multilevel tint data values from the multilevel input tint data values. A decompressor produces multilevel decompressed tint data values from the compressed multilevel tint data values. A texture memory receives those values from the decompressor and provides corresponding multilevel texture pixel data values. A print engine deposits at each of a plurality of pixel sites on the receiver an amount of texture-forming material corresponding to the respective multilevel texture pixel data value. A loader loads into the texture memory a texture set including multilevel texture pixel data values for each of a plurality of textures, and each texture in the texture set corresponds to a respective selected range of multilevel decompressed tint data value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Chung-Hui Kuo, Hwai-Tzuu Tai, John T. Hartman
  • Patent number: 8217097
    Abstract: The invention provides an aqueous ink comprising a polymer having hydroxyl groups and a pigment, which can provide images excellent in scratch resistance and highlighter resistance and can inhibit the seeping out phenomenon of the polymer and the deterioration of storage stability and ejection characteristics even when it is stored for a long period of time. The aqueous ink comprises a polymer having hydroxyl groups and a pigment, wherein a proportion of a content of a polymer that is not adsorbed on the pigment out of the polymer having hydroxyl groups to the content of the pigment in the ink is 2.0 mass % or more, and a content (mass %) of the polymer that is not adsorbed on the pigment out of the polymer having hydroxyl groups is 0.20 mass % or less based on the total mass of the ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masako Udagawa, Shinichi Hakamada, Takashi Imai, Kenji Moribe
  • Patent number: 7812068
    Abstract: The invention provides a recording ink containing a colorant, a wetting agent, a surfactant, a penetrating agent, and water, wherein when the specified moisture evaporation rate of the recording ink is less than 30% the specified viscosity elevating rate of the recording ink is 10 or less; when the moisture evaporation rate is 30% to 50%, there is a point at which the viscosity elevating rate is more than 500; and when the moisture evaporation rate is less than 30%, the average particle diameter of the colorant in the recording ink is two times or less the initial average particle diameter of the colorant before the moisture evaporation test of the recording ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisashi Habashi, Kiyofumi Nagai, Akiko Bannai
  • Patent number: 7754783
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a resin-containing composition comprising a solvent, a coloring material insoluble in the solvent and a block polymer compound having a repeating structural unit represented by the following general formula (1): wherein X is a polyalkenyl group which may be substituted, A is a linear or branched alkylene group having 1 to 15 carbon atoms, which may be substituted, at least one CH2 of the alkylene group may be substituted by O, m is an integer of from 0 to 30, the respective A groups may be different from each other when m is plural, Y is at least one of S, O and Se with the proviso that Y contains at least one S and that S, O and Se are each linked via a single bond, and R is a linear or branched alkyl group which may be substituted, an aromatic ring which may be substituted, or a structure in which at most 3 fused rings or aromatic rings, which may be substituted, are bonded via a single bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignees: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Canon Finetech Inc.
    Inventors: Keiko Yamagishi, Koichi Sato, Sakae Suda, Tomoya Oku, Youhei Miyauchi, Takayuki Ookawa, Junko Chizuwa
  • Patent number: 7214347
    Abstract: A microarray spotter printhead is mounted to a bracket with a semi-kinematic mounting system for avoiding the need for calibration when replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: PerkinElmer LAS, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. Burgarella, Paul E. Glynn
  • Patent number: 6757758
    Abstract: The invention is to simplify the process from pack bits compression to data transfer, thereby improving throughput. For this purpose there are provided a tag generation unit for reading the data stored in the pre-compression data reception buffer, generating a tag from the read data and writing only the tag in the pre-compression data reception buffer, a tag/data selection unit for suitably reading the tag and the data from the pre-compression data reception buffer while analyzing the tag and transferring the data to a transfer control unit, and a transfer control unit for transferring the data from the tag/data selection unit to a host equipment together with a control signal, according to the protocol of an interface with such host equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masashi Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20030166263
    Abstract: An improved apparatus for producing microarrays of chemical and biochemical materials. The apparatus includes one or more pins, a holder for the pins and a dispensing tray for holding one or more liquids. The apparatus is microfabricated from semiconductor materials such as silicon, silicone oxides, silicon carbide, silicon nitride, polymers, ceramics, non-ferric alloys using chemical and physical microfabrication and photolithographic techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Publication date: September 4, 2003
    Inventors: Robert C. Haushalter, Xiao-Dong Sun
  • Patent number: 5450104
    Abstract: An ink jet recording apparatus that makes a recording of a measured input at a time occurring at a predetermined cycle and includes a control section for making the recording at the time by printing dots in the form of a segment in a recording sheet width direction. The segment corresponds to a variation of a measured input between a time and a time before such time. For example, the apparatus prints a segment connecting a position corresponding to a measured input value at a certain time to a position corresponding to a measured input at a time before such certain time, or the apparatus prints a segment connecting positions respectively corresponding to a minimum measured input value and a maximum measured input value between a certain time and a time before such certain time. Accordingly, the apparatus produces a printed line apparently close to a line obtained by a continuous recording system, although the recording is intermittent and thus takes place at a predetermined cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1995
    Assignee: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Kisa, Nobuyuki Koito
  • Patent number: 5095256
    Abstract: A drive circuit for driving a piezoelectric (PZ) stack, in response to an excitation voltage, generates a dimensional strain varying along a sinusoidal waveform in a PZ stack by applying an excitation voltage intermittently to a series connection of the PZ stack and a winding via a first switching circuit, and then releases the charge of the PZ stack intermittently via a second switching circuit. A control circuit controls the first and second switching circuits by generating a first and second drive pulse stream so that the charge voltage of the PZ stack returns to its initial state in a period of the first and second drive pulse streams. The charge stored in the PZ stack is released fully and quickly before the application of the next pulse voltage without the use of a resistor, and the resonance current which flows through the PZ stack is constant, thereby allowing the PZ stack to be fully discharged without requiring an exclusive path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1992
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Shujiro Ueyama, Masaki Yukino, Hiroshi Kitayama
  • Patent number: 4983991
    Abstract: The inventon relates to a method and apparatus for marking or recording patient-related information and other necessary data in connection with X-ray imaging on a certain section of a film (6) by using a marking apparatus (2) which is movable relative to film (6). In the method, markings are made latent on film (6) in a manner that the markings become visible in connection with film development. The marking is effected as a sequence, line-directed deviation of a marking being obtained by moving the marking apparatus and the film relative to each other. The marking apparatus (2) used in the method is provided with marking elements which are brought into contact with film (6) for producing a marking on film (6), vertical deviation of alphanumerical marks included in a marking being achieved by individually controlling the operation of each marking element included in the marking apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1991
    Assignee: Instrumentarium Corp.
    Inventor: Juhani Palonen
  • Patent number: 4901158
    Abstract: Disclosed is a stamping device for use in facsimile equipment, wherein a document has a mark stamped hereon after its information has been transmitted. The stamp device is composed of a stamp body which has a stamp face for marking the document and a handling knob; a mounting plate for detachably holding the stamp body; and a solenoid for moving the mounting plate, whereby the stamp face is pressed onto the document so as to stamp the mark. The stamp body and the mounting plate are shaped so that the stamp body is engaged with a freely removed from the mounting plate by using the knob of the stamp body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1990
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Siro Sato, Kazuyuki Nishino, Shiro Hatakeyama
  • Patent number: 4543644
    Abstract: A control circuit is used for matrix drive recording. It includes a microprocessor, a RAM for storing data to be recorded therein, an address signal editing circuit for modifying the input addresses to the RAM, a shift register for converting the data from parallel to serial form and transferring it to a recording circuit, and a DMA controller for reading the data from the RAM and transferring it to the shift register.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1985
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Kozima, Kunio Sato, Masaharu Tadauchi, Hiroshi Suehiro, Yasuo Inoue
  • Patent number: 4471365
    Abstract: Herein disclosed is a battery-operated, dot type recording apparatus which comprises a drive mechanism unit having its number of revolutions regulated by the output of a quartz oscillator, a circuit for connecting a d.c. power source with a meter only when a measured value is to be recorded, and delay switching means for causing the tip of a pointer of a meter to hit the recording paper at the time when that meter becomes stable. Thus, the dot type recording apparatus is so constructed of a small number of mechanical means that it can reliably operate for a long time, while having its adjustment and maintenance facilitated, with little influence from changes in circumstances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1984
    Assignee: Mitogiken, Ltd.
    Inventor: Keigo Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 4433339
    Abstract: A direct-writing recorder of dot type causes an area of a record paper (70) which is to be printed to oscillate in a direction perpendicular to the paper plane for contact with a printing element (22) on a pointer (21) at a given periodic interval. A vibrator unit (50) is disposed at a distance below the printing element (22), and drives the record paper (70), passing between the printing element (22) and the vibrator unit (50), to be urged against the printing element (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1981
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1984
    Assignee: Hioki Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takehiko Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 4243314
    Abstract: A photographic printer has a punch marking system for placing cut and end-of-order marks on the photographic paper. The punch marking mechanism is adjustable to accommodate different widths of print paper. The punch marking mechanism includes guide rods which are positioned transverse to the path of the print paper. First and second carriage assemblies are movable along the guide path defined by the guide rods on opposite sides of the center line of the paper path. A lead screw moves both the first and second carriage assemblies along the guide path in an essentially symmetrical manner about the center line of the paper path. The punches or other marking devices are carried on the first and second carriage assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1981
    Assignee: Pako Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald R. Bowe, James F. Stewart
  • Patent number: 4155326
    Abstract: A mine safety inspection indicator including a plurality of rotatable wheels having indicia printed on one side thereof and attached to a panel having windows therein so that the indicia is selectively visible through the windows, and further including slideable indicators whose position is correlated with indicia for giving further information, the wheels and slideable indicators including printing members cooperable with recording paper and a pressure member so as to provide a permanent record of a mine safety inspection; the device also includes a slideable warning panel which may be moved to a position out of view or moved to a visible position for giving a warning of a dangerous condition in a mine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1979
    Inventor: Clifford E. Ellis
  • Patent number: 4084259
    Abstract: A dot matrix recording system records a wide range of gray levels without compromising recording resolution. Resolution is maintained by using a relatively small dot matrix, preferably a 2 by 2 matrix, for representation of the graphic information at a point within an image being reproduced. When adjacent points within the image have the same optical density, then the matrix representation thereof is altered from point to point so as to produce a matrix of effectively increased size. The larger matrix or matrix group may comprise 4 of the 2 by 2 matrices positioned in a square arrangement. Thus when two horizontally adjacent points within an image have the same optical density and are situated immediately above two other points having the same optical density, then the four-point area is represented by a matrix group comprising a total of 16 matrix cells arranged in a 4 by 4 pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1974
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1978
    Assignee: The Mead Corporation
    Inventors: Lysle D. Cahill, Arthur R. Brunswick
  • Patent number: 4044878
    Abstract: A matrix printer head having a plurality of mutually parallel, straight printing pins guided within at least two mating, semi-cylindrical rods. The rod outer surfaces guide armatures which are connected to the printing pins.Components which are subject to wear, such as the printing pins and the armatures, are easily replaced by removing the rods from the housing of the printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1977
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventor: Helfrid Kunath
  • Patent number: 4020759
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for applying viscous liquid marking substance in which the marking substance is applied in small amounts at spaced-apart locations to a moving web from the open mouth of a narrow channel which intermittently contacts the web, the marking substance passing from a supply thereof into and filling the channel and being collected there during the intervals between successive contacts of the channel mouth with the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1977
    Assignee: Vlisco B.V.
    Inventors: Eeuwoud van den Heuvel, Huibert Peter Reinhold