Marking Devices Patents (Class 347/110)
  • Patent number: 10839273
    Abstract: An applicator device includes a camera, a print head, and a driver. The camera captures an image of an application surface of an application target. The print head applies a material to the application surface. The driver causes the print head to move between a first position where the print head does not block a field of view of the capturing, by the camera, of the image of the application surface and a second position where the print head blocks the field of view of the capturing, by the camera, of the image of the application surface. The print head applies the material to the application surface when the print head is at the second position, based on the image of the application surface captured by the camera when the print head is at the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Fumihiro Osakabe
  • Patent number: 10616446
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a spectrometer that emits light to detect reflected light and outputs a signal corresponding to an intensity of the light, a white board that reflects the light, a carriage that holds the spectrometer, and a second adjustment mechanism that adjusts a posture of the spectrometer with respect to the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuo Tatsuda
  • Patent number: 10594634
    Abstract: Systems for sending postcards and other mail items from an electronic device such as an electronic phone, software applications for preparing and sending such items, and methods using a chatbot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Soo Chuan Teng, Chad Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10471599
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining item manipulation strategies using magnetic manipulation are described herein. For example, item information describing properties of an item may be accessed. The item information may indicate that the item includes a magnetic patch. Using this item information, a manipulation strategy for manipulating the item may be determined. The manipulation strategy may include a strategy for manipulating the item using one or more end effectors of a robotic manipulator. The manipulation strategy may be provided to the robotic manipulator for manipulation of the item by magnetically coupling an end effector of the one or more end effectors with the magnetic patch connected to the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: David William Guerin
  • Patent number: 10329691
    Abstract: A system for generating three dimensional objects that include an image, and methods for manufacturing and using same. Some embodiments include an elongated line for generating a three dimensional object via additive manufacturing having an image defined by a pixel array, where the line includes a plurality of discrete pixels disposed along the length of the line, the pixels configured to generate the pixel array. Other embodiments include an extruder system configured to extrude a line. Further embodiments include a method of generating a three dimensional object via additive manufacturing having an image defined by a pixel array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Fernando Andres Bienzobas Saffie
  • Patent number: 9975717
    Abstract: A sheet feeding apparatus includes a sheet presence/absence detection sensor configured to detect presence or absence of a sheet on a stacking device, a sheet surface detection sensor configured to detect that a stacking tray is raised to enable a sheet to be fed, a separation cam, and a control unit. The control unit is configured to determine that the mounting state of a feeding holder to a holder support unit is defective when the sheet surface detection sensor detects that the sheet can be fed when the sheet presence/absence detection sensor detects absence of a sheet before sheet feeding processing by a pickup roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuhito Fujinuma, Shunsuke Okazaki
  • Patent number: 9962977
    Abstract: An inline printing system comprising: a substrate feeder; an adhesive application station in communication with the substrate feeder and configured to coat a UV adhesive onto the substrate; a pressing station in communication with the adhesive application station and configured to apply laminate to the coated substrate; a UV curing station in communication with the pressing station and configured to cure the laminated substrate coated with the UV adhesive; and a digital print station in communication with the pressing station and configured to print on the laminated substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Innovative Printing Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Kuschnitzky
  • Patent number: 9908349
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a printer includes a battery, a display, a memory and a processor. The memory stores a predetermined residual capacity of the battery of the printer and amount information of a printing medium on which a predetermined printing data can be printed with the predetermined residual capacity in association with each other in advance. The processor controls the display such that the amount information corresponding to the predetermined residual capacity stored in the memory is displayed on the display, in a case where determining that the residual capacity of the battery is reduced to less than the predetermined residual capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shu Satake, Masami Yamanashi, Michio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9858447
    Abstract: A laser marker enables efficient determination of an optimum condition for a printing pattern of a two-dimensional code and simplification of the evaluation operation of the printing pattern of the two-dimensional code. A printing pattern regarding a cell to be printed in each of reference cells of a two-dimensional code is generated. The two-dimensional code is printed in this cell printing pattern. The recognition rate of the two-dimensional code is calculated on the basis of the reference cells. When the recognition rate is a predetermined value or more, a present printing pattern is stored as an optimum condition (optimum printing pattern) in a database. In contrast, when the recognition rate is less than the predetermined value, the size of cells constituting the present printing pattern is changed. The two-dimensional code is printed in the changed cell printing pattern, and the recognition rate of the two-dimensional code is calculated again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masatoshi Kouyama
  • Patent number: 9704081
    Abstract: An information code producing apparatus produces a free space inside the code region of an information code arranged on a medium such as sheets of paper. The free space is arranged at a position other than specification pattern regions. Data being interpreted, which are expressed by cells, are not recorded in the free space. The free space has a preset size which is larger than that of a single cell. The information code producing apparatus detects the size of this free space by, at least, either selection from a plurality of candidate shapes prepared in advance or input of shape designating information provided from the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masami Tanaka, Takuya Yoda, Kunihiko Ito, Motoaki Watabe, Kenichi Yoshida, Takao Ushijima
  • Patent number: 9357236
    Abstract: When a tile is evicted from the cache, an attempt is made to compress the tile using any compression algorithm. The difference is that the colors of the tile are compressed as they are, but the colors can also be transformed with a color transform (for example, lossless YCoCg), and after that those colors are compressed with the same compression algorithm. Several different color transforms may be tried, and selection of which one to use can be done in several ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Tomas G. Akenine-Moller, Jim K. Nilsson
  • Patent number: 9182494
    Abstract: A mobile computer may receive a bluetooth signal from a wireless sensor to determine entrance to a building. The mobile computer may track, on a floor of the building, its indoor position by utilization of a combination of Wi-Fi information and accelerometer information. The indoor position may be tracked without global positioning system (GPS) information and may be associated with a probability related accuracy value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: HJ Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Harry Vartanian, Jaron Jurikson-Rhodes
  • Patent number: 9176230
    Abstract: A mobile computer determines its initial indoor location in a building. The initial indoor location may be associated with probability related accuracy and selectively determined with satellite related positioning information. The mobile computer may track, by utilization of the initial indoor location, data, and estimated accelerometer based motion information, location on a floor of the building. The data may be a combination of Wi-Fi information and sensor information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: HJ Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Harry Vartanian, Jaron Jurikson-Rhodes
  • Patent number: 9116230
    Abstract: Determining, with utilization of environmental sensor data, a floor in a building that the mobile computer is located is disclosed. The mobile computer may track indoor position on the floor with a combination of Wi-Fi related position data and an estimated distance traveled determined with accelerometer data. The mobile computer may also determine an area on the floor where the mobile computer is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: HJ Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Harry Vartanian, Jaron Jurikson-Rhodes
  • Patent number: 9110159
    Abstract: A mobile computer may use building information to determine its indoor location or position. The mobile computer determines the dimensions of a room in a building using range determination or a range finder in the mobile computer. The determined dimensions of the room may be compared to the building information to locate, position, or track the mobile computer in the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: HJ Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Harry Vartanian, Jaron Jurikson-Rhodes
  • Patent number: 9065050
    Abstract: Methods for forming lead zirconate titanate (PZT) nanoparticles are provided. The PZT nanoparticles are formed from a precursor solution, comprising a source of lead, a source of titanium, a source of zirconium, and a mineralizer, that undergoes a hydro thermal process. The size and morphology of the PZT nanoparticles are controlled, in part, by the heating schedule used during the hydro thermal process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: University of Washington through its Center for Commercialization
    Inventors: I-Yeu Shen, Guozhong Cao, Hsien-Lin Huang
  • Publication number: 20150138295
    Abstract: Method for inspecting a direct print on containers with a relief-like surface contour, where the relief-like surface contour is at least partially printed onto, the direct print applied onto the relief-like surface contour is, with an inspection device, inspected in terms of its quality and/or position
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Peter Lindner, Frank Winzinger, Sabine Grosch
  • Patent number: 9035981
    Abstract: Device to reproduce images or graphical patterns in general on large surfaces, comprising at least a printing system (14) mobile in at least one direction with respect to a support frame (12)>> an optical viewing system (100) associated with the support frame (12) and able to recognize the position of the portion of image already executed, and to recognize possible reference signs affixed in the step when said portion of image was executed, in order to allow the correct positioning of the device so as to execute the adjacent portion of image that has to be executed next.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Alessandro Dal Col, Carlo Tavian, Giacomo Battiston
  • Publication number: 20150132528
    Abstract: A display board includes a core structure, which includes a three-dimensional core having a front surface and a back surface, a first rigid board attached to the front surface, a second rigid board attached to the back surface, and respective rigid skins applied to an exposed surface of each of the first rigid board and the second rigid board. An aperture extends i) through the rigid skin applied to the second rigid board, the second rigid board and the back surface and ii) into the three-dimensional core a depth that is less than a thickness of the three-dimensional core. The display board further includes an insert that is complementarily shaped with the aperture and that is to be inserted into the aperture. The insert has a mount receiving portion formed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Francois K. Pirayesh, Xiaoqi Zhou, David Edmondson
  • Publication number: 20150124038
    Abstract: A stamp face forming apparatus includes: a stamp face forming unit having a plurality of heating elements arranged in a direction along a surface on which a porous stamp face material being able to become non-porous by heating is held, and a drive circuit for controlling the heating states of the plurality of heating elements, the stamp face forming unit being configured to form a stamp face on the stamp face material while pressing the stamp face material; and a control unit configured to control the drive circuit of the stamp face forming unit in such a manner as to reduce the heating amount per one dot to be heated of the stamp face material in the arrangement direction of the plurality of heating elements corresponding to a decreasing length of the stamp face material in the arrangement direction of the plurality of heating elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD.
    Inventor: Hirotaka YUNO
  • Publication number: 20150124037
    Abstract: A cassette is provided which includes a supply of label material and a brake. The brake has a first position and a second position. In the first position, the supply is clamped by the brake. In the second position, the supply is removable from the cassette.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Chad Terry, Jonathan Towle, John Aho, Leslie Scenna, Thomas Eagan
  • Patent number: 9024984
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sheet feeder, including: a support member which can be rotated around a pivot at upstream side thereof in a sheet feeding direction and supports sheets; a driving unit rotating the support member upwardly; a feeding portion feeding the sheets; a first detection unit detecting the sheets on the support member at a first detection position above the support member; a second detection unit detecting the sheets on the support member at a second detection position located at upstream of the first detection position and below the first detection position; and a stacking amount determining portion determining a stacking amount of the sheets on the support member, based on a period of time between a time when the second detection unit detects the sheets and a time when the first detection unit detects the sheets while the support member is upwardly rotated by the driving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Junya Akatsuka, Daisuke Aoki, Atsushi Murakami
  • Patent number: 9007413
    Abstract: A system for creating marked can tabs may include an isolation mechanism located in the path of the tab material strip between a tab material dereeler and a tab forming press and a system suitable for marking the tab material strip. The isolation mechanism may be configured to convert discontinuous motion of the tab material strip proximate the tab forming press into continuous motion of the tab material strip at the dereeler. The system may be suitable for marking the tab material strip. The marking system may be located between the dereeler and the isolation mechanism such that the laser system acts on the tab material strip while it is moving at a relatively constant speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Crown Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Clifford J. Boisvert, Carlos Andŕes Mejia-Quinchia, Richard Mark Orlando Golding
  • Patent number: 9007660
    Abstract: The invention relates to a marking and/or scanning head comprising a plurality of receiving spaces in which individual marking and/or sensing devices can be arranged for marking and/or scanning an object, wherein the receiving spaces are arranged in at least two sub-arrays, wherein at least one sub-array is movable and/or rotatable with regard to at least one other sub-array. The invention further relates to a marking and/or scanning apparatus and a method for operating a marking and/or scanning head or apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Alltec Angewandte Laserlicht Technologie GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Joerg Kueckendahl, Daniel Joseph Ryan
  • Publication number: 20150097907
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for printing wood-based boards, in particular, wood-fiber boards, by means of a digital printing process. The method includes the steps of: a) measuring the color value of the wood-based board of at least one first batch and transmitting the color values to a computer program; b) measuring of the color values of the wood-based board of at least one further batch and transmitting the color values to the computer program; c) processing the color values of the wood-based board of the at least one further batch in the computer program and adapting the color value of the digital print; and d) printing at least one side of the wood-based board by means of digital printing technique by forming a décor layer such that no color deviations between the printed decors of the wood-based boards of the at least one first batch and each further batch occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Norbert Kalwa, Timo Skorzik
  • Publication number: 20150089852
    Abstract: An informative bracelet (10), comprising: a stripe (18); connecting means, connecting the ends of the stripe (18) to an annular form, thereby enabling wearing the annular form on a wrist of an individual (12); and an impression (22) of a telephone number of a guardian (14) of the individual (12); wherein the bracelet is adapted to prevent unintentional removal thereof by the individual (12), from his wrist; thereby, when the individual gets lost, allowing locating the guardian by calling the telephone number. In another aspect, the present invention is directed to an informative bracelet, for use for contacting a guardian of a lost individual, the bracelet comprising: an impression (22) of a telephone number of a guardian (14) of the individual (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Alon Gabriel, Ronen Gabriel
  • Publication number: 20150085049
    Abstract: An image recording device may include first and second housings, where the second housing is movable relative to the first housing. For example, the second housing may move from a first position to a second position in a first direction away from one end portion of the first housing and from the second position to the first position in a second direction toward the one end portion. In the first position, the second housing may contact the first housing with a surface of the second housing facing an accommodating area. A portion of the second housing may be located behind the other end portion of the first housing in the second direction, when the second housing is in the first position. In the second position, the surface of the second housing may cover the other end portion of the first housing in a direction perpendicular to the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shota Iijima
  • Patent number: 8987374
    Abstract: The present invention provides a non-aqueous composition containing a particulate solid, an organic medium and a polyurethane dispersant having an essentially linear backbone and laterally attached solvent-solubilizing side chains of a polyester, a polyether, a polyacrylate or a polyolefin including mixtures of such side chains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Lubrizol Corporation
    Inventors: Stuart Nicholas Richards, Andrew James Shooter
  • Publication number: 20150079357
    Abstract: A gloss effect image pattern is created on a recording medium by electronically creating a first electronic pattern ink, the first electronic pattern ink including a first color and including holes, the holes representing areas in the first electronic pattern ink wherein the first color is absent; electronically creating an electronic image region having a pattern; electronically painting, using the first electronic pattern ink, a background of electronic image region and the pattern of the electronic image region; electronically painting a predetermined portion of the holes within the electronic image region with a second color; and rendering, using marking materials, the electronic image region on the recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Edward N. Chapman
  • Patent number: 8960121
    Abstract: A relief print master is created by a printhead that moves in a slow scan direction. The nozzles of the printhead jet droplets of a polymerisable liquid on a rotating drum. The different nozzles jet droplets simultaneously on different layers that have different diameters. As a result, the droplets jetted by different nozzles travel over different distances before landing. The effect of this is that the droplets undergo different position lag as they land on the different layers. By rotating the printhead in a plane that is orthogonal to the jetting direction this effect can be compensated for.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Agfa Graphics NV
    Inventor: Chris Gullentops
  • Publication number: 20150035927
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus having a main body and optional trays and a communication method between the main body and the optional trays, the apparatus including: the main body having a main controller; at least one optional tray detachably set up in the main body and having a tray controller for communicating with the main controller to transmit and receive data; and communication lines forming a communication channel connecting the main controller and the tray controllers, for data exchange, and for informing the main controller that the data is provided from tray controllers to the main controller. Since the main body and the optional trays communicate through a single UART communication channel, the number of communication channels is decreased thereby saving time and simplifying protocol as well as reducing costs and simplify circuits. Also, it is possible to assign IDs rapidly and simply, prevent generation of errors in ID assignment, and make use of the image forming apparatus convenient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Han-sang Oh
  • Publication number: 20150029282
    Abstract: A sheet pressing device enables reliably pivoting a presser lever that presses a sheet material to a feed path surface to a pressure position and a released position. The sheet pressing device has a movable-side presser lever configured to pivot between a pressure position where die-cut label paper conveyed over the feed path surface is pressed by a sheet presser part to a flat surface, and a released position where the sheet presser part is separated from the die-cut label paper; and a lever spring respectively urges the movable-side presser lever to the pressure position or the released position from a neutral point between the pressure position and the released position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kenichi Hirabayashi
  • Publication number: 20150022581
    Abstract: A multipurpose printer and techniques for operating the printer are presented. A printer includes first and second print elements. During a first mode of operation for the printer, both the first and second print elements are configured to image both first and second sides of print media passing through the printer. During a second mode of operation, the first print element is prevented from interfacing with at least portions of the first side of the media that include adhesive materials affixed thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Michael J. VanDemark, Mark E. Keeton, Timothy W. Rawlings
  • Publication number: 20150022613
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus allowing a user to easily access an operating section even in a large-size apparatus can be provided. An image forming apparatus 100 includes a main machine 110 including an operating section 113 and capable of functioning as a multifunction machine by itself, and at least one option machine 120 to 190 added to a side-face side of an enclosure 111 of the main machine. The apparatus 100 includes the operating section 113 at a fixed position in the width w direction of the enclosure. The enclosure has a unified first color of a same tone at a front face thereof, and an operating position line 101 is formed at a part of the front face of the enclosure and has a second color that is clearly different from the first color so as to be a guide indicating a position of the operating section 113.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Yukio KANAOKA, Takashi MATSUDA, Kanji MIZUSUGI, Naoki SAITO, Atsushi KASENO
  • Publication number: 20150022612
    Abstract: A label printer includes a receiving area configured for receiving a cartridge that includes a roll of media for printing labels thereon, the receiving area also including features for aligning a plurality of differently sized cartridges with a printing mechanism; and components configured for adjusting label sizing to provide virtual label sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew M. Taylor, J. Gerson Goldberg, Robert A. Riccomini, Hardy ShaoHua Shen, Dan Harden, Chris Whittall, Ariel David Turgel, Zachary G. Stephanchick
  • Publication number: 20150022611
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a cartridge body for a cartridge for providing media to a printer includes a first part and a complimentary second part, the first part and the second part formed of post-consumer-material; a hinge integrally connected to the first part and the second part and adapted to close the first part and the second part together over the media and contain the media therein; and an opening formed by the closed first part and second part for dispensing the media to the printer. A cartridge is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew M. Taylor, J. Gerson Goldberg, Robert A. Riccomini, Chris Whittall, Ariel David Turgel, Zachary G. Stephanchick
  • Publication number: 20150022610
    Abstract: A switch cover 21 has a frame member 22 and a cover member 23. The frame member 22 is fastened to the case front 6 of a printer 1 and surrounds a power switch 15. The cover member 23 is supported by the frame member 22 pivotably between a closed position 23A covering the opening 24 inside the frame member 22 and shielding the power switch 15 so the power switch 15 is inoperable, and an open position 23B where the opening 24 is open and the power switch 15 is not shielded. By simply fastening the switch cover 21 to the case front 6 with the frame member 22 surrounding the power switch 15, the cover member 23 can cover and prevent operating the power switch 15. Accidental operation of the power switch of electronic devices, including products such as printers, can therefore be prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Tomohisa KANO
  • Publication number: 20150015656
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a first transport unit; a second transport unit that is installed in a recording portion side of the downstream from the first transport unit and transports the medium to an upstream side and the downstream side; a first transport path that guides the medium between the first transport unit and the second transport unit; a second transport path that reverses both sides of the medium; and a third transport path that is installed on the second transport path, the second transport unit reversely transports the medium to the upstream side at a transport speed V1 and put it into the second transport path, the transport speed of the third transport unit, which is driven at the transport speed V1, is changed to a transport speed V2 which is higher than the transport speed V1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Ryuji MORIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20150015653
    Abstract: A workpiece marking device operating automatically includes a support member, a transmission member, a feeding mechanism, a discharging mechanism, a driving mechanism, a positioning tool, and a marking mechanism. The transmission member conveys a workpiece, the feeding mechanism includes a driving assembly coupled to the support member and a lifting member coupled to the driving assembly. The discharging mechanism is positioned on the support member and above the transmission member. The discharging mechanism includes a driving assembly coupled to the support member and a lifting member coupled to the driving assembly of the discharging mechanism to move workpieces away after marking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Jian-Qiang LU, Zhong LI, Jian-Hua XU
  • Publication number: 20150015654
    Abstract: The invention relates to a roller (R) for a printer for printing on print material (D) which on its side (DR) facing away from the side (DD) to be printed on is coated or can be coated in certain areas with an adhesive or sticking material (K), wherein the roller (R) serves to convey the print material or to press the print material against a print head or print cylinder (DKW) and the roller (R) has at least one pressing area (BA) and the pressing area (BA) serves to butt against and press onto the print material (D), characterised in that the pressing area (BA) or the pressing areas together has or have a width (BBA) which is less than the width (BD) of the print material (D).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Armin Pietza
  • Publication number: 20150015655
    Abstract: A digital printing system includes components to apply an ink layer on a substrate, and a deinking applicator. The deinking applicator includes a reservoir and a roller. The reservoir is to contain a deinking solution. The roller is positioned to receive the deinking solution from the reservoir and to coat the substrate with the deinking solution prior to the application of the ink layer or subsequent to the application of the ink layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Manoj K Bhattacharyya, Hou T. Ng, Laurie S Mittelstadt, Wenjia Zhang
  • Patent number: 8935091
    Abstract: High resolution images are imprinted onto precise and consistent lawns and fields by use in combination of a global positioning system; a processor for generating a desired pattern which is translated into patterning instructions; and a patterning implement which is used for generating detailed patterns and for imprinting said patterns on any of natural or artificial lawns and fields, covered areas, and landscapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventor: Pete J. Davis
  • Publication number: 20150000051
    Abstract: Provided are processes for dyeing or printing fibre materials using reactive dye mixtures. The reactive dyes mixtures have been found to be suitable for dyeing or printing hydroxyl-group containing fibre materials or nitrogen-containing fibre materials. The dyeings or prints obtained according to such processes exhibit good all around fastness properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Athanassios Tzikas, Georg Roentgen
  • Publication number: 20150002592
    Abstract: A marking system surface material includes a fluoroelastomer including grafted fluorinated polymers. The fluoroelastomer is a perfluoropolyether-grafted fluoroelastomer formed using an alkoxy-terminated fluorosilicone component, and exhibiting high contact angle and low sliding angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mandakini KANUNGO, Chakkaravarthy CHIDAMBARESWARAPATTAR, David J. GERVASI, Santokh S. BADESHA, Matthew M. KELLY, Akshat SHARMA
  • Publication number: 20140368595
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for printing indicia on latex are presented. A system for printing includes a latex surface supported by a mold on a rotary mount, a printer, a base plate supporting print heads, a rotational drive system for selectively rotating the mold during printing, and a printer engine programmed to print indicia onto a substantially contiguous area of the latex surface, from an intermediate border to and including a distal end. In a system with multiple molds moving along a path, the system may include a chassis for supporting the base plate, printer, and/or rotational drive system, and a motion controller for moving the chassis near the molds. Latex articles may be imprinted with indicia that is decorative and/or informative.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: CONDOMNATION LLC
    Inventors: CLIVE KOHRS, BRANDON KOHRS
  • Publication number: 20140354748
    Abstract: A process of printing directly onto heat shield product using a method of feeding the heat shield product into a digital printer modified to print on heat shield product or a mechanical printer modified to print on heat shield product, the digital printer being controlled by a computer using a computer program designed for graphics or the mechanical printer being set up to print a graphic on the heat shield product, and a drying system such as heat lamps or air drying to dry the ink and assist in adhering the ink to the heat shield product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Jason Pope
  • Patent number: 8902267
    Abstract: Drawing control methods, laser irradiating apparatuses, drawing control programs, and recording mediums having recorded therewith are provided that make it possible to efficiently carry out drawing with high quality. The drawing control method controls, by a computer, a drawing device which draws what is to be drawn onto multiple unit regions on a surface of a medium. The computer executes a drawing order determining step which determines a drawing order of a line segment included in the what is to be drawn such that multiple continuing line segments over mutually neighboring multiple unit regions are drawn continuously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Miyuki Oda
  • Patent number: 8890917
    Abstract: In order to improve read stability, a printing condition is set based on not visual read of a user, but read with an optical information reading apparatus. A printing quality evaluation apparatus includes: an image acquiring section that acquires an image; a symbol extracting section that extracts the symbol in which the printing quality can be evaluated from the captured images acquired by the image acquiring section; a printing quality evaluation section that evaluates the printing quality of the symbol extracted by the symbol extracting section; an identification information recognition section that recognizes the identification information identifying each printing condition of the symbol; and an evaluation output section that outputs the identification information, which is recognized by the identification information recognition section, and an evaluation result of the printing quality of the printing quality evaluation section according to the symbol extracted by the symbol extracting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Keyence Corporation
    Inventors: Hajime Matsuda, Takaaki Ito
  • Publication number: 20140320574
    Abstract: Method for direct printing on containers via a direct printing machine, with a print layer printed onto the container, in a first predefined area, in a first device, and a cover layer applied to the container in a second device, the cover layer applied to a second predefined area. A surface area of the second predefined area is larger than that of the first predefined area. The cover layer coalesces with the printing ink in the first predefined area, creating a first connection, and coalesces with the container in parts of the second predefined area differing from the first predefined area, creating a second connection. The first and second connections are insoluble in aqueous solutions having a pH value between 3 and 10 and easily soluble in aqueous solutions having a pH value in a range of less than 3 and/or higher than 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventor: Andreas Kraus
  • Patent number: 8867098
    Abstract: When executed by a controller of recording apparatus, the instructions causes the recording apparatus to perform: calculating at least one of a first recording ratio and a second recording ratio based on an image data of an image recorded on a recording medium; controlling a depositing device of recording apparatus to perform a concealment process when at least one condition is satisfied, the at least one condition including a condition that the at least one of the first recording ratio and the second recording ratio is smaller than a threshold value; and controlling the depositing device not to perform the concealment process when the at least one of the first recording ratio and the second recording ratio is greater than or equal to the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tetsuya Kitajima