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.
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.
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.
March 11, 2013
Date of Patent:
January 28, 2014
Seagate Technology LLC
Dongming Liu, Kenneth Haapala, Scott E. Ryun, Lin Zhou
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.
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.
June 29, 2011
January 3, 2013
Chung-Hui Kuo, Hwai-Tzuu Tai, John T. Hartman
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.
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.
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.
June 7, 2006
Date of Patent:
July 13, 2010
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Canon Finetech Inc.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 31, 1975
Date of Patent:
May 3, 1977
Eeuwoud van den Heuvel, Huibert Peter Reinhold