Original Moves Continuously Patents (Class 355/48)
  • Patent number: 9810972
    Abstract: A robot specimen photography mount includes a base, a cradle support assembly extending upwardly from the base, and a cradle rotatably supported by the cradle support assembly. A rotation motor is mounted on the cradle. A specimen mount is rotatably mounted on the rotation motor. The specimen mount has a vacuum opening formed therein. A vacuum conduit is in fluid communication with the vacuum opening. A method of operating the photography mount is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Drexel University
    Inventors: Paul Callomon, Abdelkaoui Abdelkaoui, Kartikey Dadoo, Paul Holleger, Aaron Krick, Robin Rehmat
  • Patent number: 8609301
    Abstract: A circular cylinder-shaped mask is used to form an image of a pattern on a substrate via a projection optical system. The mask has a pattern formation surface on which the pattern is formed and that is placed around a predetermined axis, and the mask is able to rotate, with the predetermined axis taken as an axis of rotation, in synchronization with a movement of the substrate in at least a predetermined one-dimensional direction. When a diameter of the mask on the pattern formation surface is taken as D, and a maximum length of the substrate in the one-dimensional direction is taken as L, and a projection ratio of the projection optical system is taken as ?, and circumference ratio is taken as ?, then the conditions for D?(?√óL)/? are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventor: Yuichi Shibazaki
  • Patent number: 7336391
    Abstract: In a multi-exposure drawing method for drawing a pattern on a drawing surface, using an exposure unit including a plurality of optical modulation elements arranged in a matrix manner, the unit is continuously and relatively moved at a constant velocity with respect to the drawing surface in an array-direction defined by a matrix-arrangement of the modulation elements. Optical modulation elements, spaced at a regular interval in an alignment of optical modulation elements along the array-direction, are successively and selectively driven based on a same bit datum, to thereby modulate a light beam made incident thereon, whenever the exposure unit is moved by a distance corresponding to the regular interval, resulting in the production of a pixel dot on the drawing surface in a multi-exposure manner by the modulated light beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: ORC Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Okuyama
  • Patent number: 7145633
    Abstract: A semiconductor manufacturing station (50) exposes light on a surface area of a spherical semiconductor device or ball (52). A mask pattern generator (56) provides a pattern of light, which undergoes temporal changes to collectively represent an image. The mask pattern generator has an active exposure contour (80) that provides a portion of the overall image. The pattern of light is directed though a lens (62) to the surface area of the semiconductor device. The semiconductor device rotates in relation to the temporal changes in the pattern of light to expose the pattern of light over a portion of a surface area of the semiconductor device. The exposure contour has a narrower center and becomes wider moving away from the center. The exposure contour may have a curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Yamatake Corporation
    Inventors: Ikuo Nishimoto, Nobuo Takeda, Ichitaroh Satoh
  • Publication number: 20010043316
    Abstract: A preexposure apparatus comprises a film supply station ST1 for arranging a film cartridge 14 containing a film 12 accommodated therein, a film-drawing station ST3 for automatically drawing the film 12 over its entire length, an exposure station ST5 for exposing a predetermined portion of the drawn film 12 with an image by the aid of an exposure section 32, a winding station ST6 for automatically rewinding the film 12 after the exposure into the film cartridge 14, and a withdrawing station ST8 for withdrawing the film cartridge 14. Accordingly, the predetermined portion of the film can be preexposed with a desired image automatically and efficiently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2001
    Publication date: November 22, 2001
    Applicant: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinji Nishizawa
  • Patent number: 6284437
    Abstract: A device for recording a refractive index pattern in a photosensitive optical fiber includes a rotary disc formed with a phase mask in a circular pattern, which is rotated by an axis. The phase mask is illuminated with laser light in a region so that a moving interference pattern is formed. The optical fiber is moved along a path in synchronism with the moving interference pattern so that the pattern becomes recorded in the fiber. The pattern can be formed continuously over long fiber lengths, e.g., of the order of one meter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: British Telecommunications public limited company
    Inventor: Raman Kashyap
  • Patent number: 6130742
    Abstract: An exposure apparatus for a ball shaped substrate for manufacturing semiconductor devices. An exposure apparatus continually exposes light through a mask having a specified pattern to a surface of a ball shaped substrate. Holders each holding a ball shaped substrate are attached to an annular member that rotates continuously. Optics equipment guide the light from a light source to a surface of the substrate through a mask having a specified pattern. At the same time, optics equipment scans the light emission end to maintain the location relationship of the substrate with the annular member. The substrate is exposed while moving continuously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Assignee: Ball Semiconductor, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Kanatake
  • Patent number: 6064465
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing printing plates (1) for printing newspapers includes: a plate feeder (2) for feeding plate materials (A); an exposure device (6) for exposing the plate materials conveyed from the plate feeder, the exposure device having an exposure drum (21) which is inclined by a specified angle .theta. with respect to a direction perpendicular to a direction of advancement of the plate materials and on which the plate materials are wound spirally, and an exposing element (22) for exposing the plate materials wound on the exposure drum; a development device (8) for developing the plate materials conveyed from the exposure device; and a guide device (12) capable of guiding two plate materials (A1) having standard width or one plate material (A2) having double width when they are conveyed from the plate feeder via the exposure device to the development device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Kaneda Kikai Seisakusho
    Inventor: Takemi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 5686230
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a device provided with a body with a surface, at least a portion of the surface being provided with a radiation-sensitive layer, after which portions of the radiation-sensitive layer are exposed to radiation through a mask, a first portion of the layer being irradiated directly using a first part of a radiation beam projected through the mask and a second portion of the layer being irradiated indirectly using a second part of the radiation beam projected through the mask and reflected onto the second portion, the radiation beam being substantially collimated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1997
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventor: Antonius J. M. Nellissen
  • Patent number: 5667164
    Abstract: The axial length of a center roller (subroller) (30) is made shorter than the axial length of a main roller (28), and the center roller (30) is placed so that an axis of the center roller (30) is parallel to an axis of the main roller (28) in a base position and so that a nipping pressure is generated in the center position in the axial direction of the main roller (28). A film (sheet) (20) is thereby subjected to a tension in the center portion thereof due to the pulling force of the center roller (30), and the feeding amounts of the film (20) at the left and right portions therefore vary relative to each other. The film (20) thus displaces in the axial direction of the main roller (28) around the center roller (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takaharu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 5661545
    Abstract: A rotating drum recorder includes a rotatable mounted drum having a cylindrical outer surface and an internal cavity adapted to receive a strip of light-sensitive recording material. An exposure gate defines (1) an aperture extending through the cylindrical outer surface of the drum and (2) a radially inwardly-facing media-locating surface. A drive mechanism is adapted to transport a received strip of light-sensitive recording material through the exposure gate internal to the cylindrical outer surface of the drum, whereby centrifical force on the strip of light-sensitive recording material acts to press the strip of light-sensitive recording material against the media-locating surface of the exposure gate as the drum rotates. The exposure source includes a source of a collimated light beam and an electro-optic modulator between the source and the drum surface for varying the intensity of the collimated light beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1997
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Albert B. Vergona
  • Patent number: 5617184
    Abstract: A printer film carrier turning apparatus for obtaining a photograph by irradiating light onto a film comprises a film carrier for supporting the film, a carrier supporting table for supporting the film carrier parallel with the film to make the film carrier turn through a 90.degree. range, and a light diffusion box for diffusing illuminance light to uniformly illuminate a film range which is to be printed. The film turning apparatus is constructed such that the film carrier turns in unison with the light diffusion box. Therefore, transferring rollers of the film carrier cannot interfere with the light diffusion box, which allows the light diffusion box to be placed very close to the film carrier and thereby increases the efficiency of the light source. Also, the film carrier can be turned in unison with the light diffusion box, thereby improving the operating mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1997
    Assignee: Samsung Aerospace Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiko Kuwayama, Yoshihiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 5386283
    Abstract: The present invention is a type of office automation machine that is capable of copying a large size drawing by using an electronic photo method. The invention is designed to provide general printing function, a standard copying function, and a function of copying large size manuscripts such as design drawings. These functions are made possible by using a continuous printing paper in a reel form and by severing and discharging print output by an appropriate length. The printing paper is designed to refilled by a removable cassette. The transporting blades orbitally rotate to retrieve the developing agent from its container, so that the copying machine can be used efficiently and economically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1995
    Assignee: Hyundai Electronics Industries, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bong won Yang, Myung Ho Noh
  • Patent number: 5382998
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including a lower half body; an upper half body which is mounted on the lower half body and has an axis arranged in parallel to a sheet passage so that the upper half body can be pivoted around the axis; and a platen cover provided on the upper half body so as to open or close in the same direction as that of the upper half body: wherein the sum of pivot angle of the upper half body and the platen cover is smaller than 90 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1995
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Toshio Shida, Hisao Satoh, Naoko Otomo, Takeshi Sakabe, Shigeru Okazaki, Tadayoshi Ikeda, Atsushi Ogane
  • Patent number: 5321464
    Abstract: Tractor drives of a high speed printer move a length of continuous-form paper longitudinally up from a box of fanfold stacked paper, through a print mechanism, across paper directing means, and downward to refold onto a fanfold stack. A misfold detector is positioned at the paper directing means to sense the jumble of paper caused by misfolding prior to jamming of paper movement through the tractor drive to prevent damage to the paper, complex restarting procedures, or data loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1994
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert F. Jessen, Christopher A. Mertens, Nathan J. Olsen, Robert J. Telfer
  • Patent number: 5278610
    Abstract: A rotary camera for photographing a plurality of original documents on microfilm and for recording information relating to the photographed original documents together with data concerning the conditions for photographing additional necessary data. The rotary camera has an exposure roller on which images of the original documents are focused to be photographed and unidimensionally arranged light emitting elements opposed to the exposure roller. The light emitting elements are selectively energized so that the microfilm is exposed to the data-writing lights forming any desired images of the data in the form of letters, numerals or marks while moving in contact with the exposure roller. The data to be recorded is designated and is put into the control system through a keyboard. A jam-mark may be recorded on the microfilm as the data in response to an output from a jamming detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1994
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Morio Ishiwatari, Youichi Yamato, Yoshikazu Konaya, Shinichi Shidara
  • Patent number: 5103322
    Abstract: A scanner is operative with an imaging system for inducing a mechanical movement of a subject during an optical scanning of the subject to provide an image of the subject. The subject which is in the shape of a card is advanced along a travel path past an optical viewing site by means of a drum, the scanner including a first roller and a second roller which urge the subject against the drum. Initially, the first roller is located between the viewing site and the entry port for receipt of the subject in a first nip between the first roller and the drum. The second roller is positioned fixed on the opposite side of the viewing site. The first roller is supported by an arm which swings about a rotational axis of the drum to vary the spacing between the two rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1992
    Assignee: Polaroid Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Beck, Lawrence E. Green, William K. Smyth
  • Patent number: 4928140
    Abstract: A high speed aperture card printer and method include a rotatable glass cylinder temporarily to transport aperture cards fed one directly after the other onto the cylinder. The aperture cards are tightly held against the cylinder by parallel endless belts positioned on either side of the microfilm carried by the aperture card so as to leave one surface of the microfilm uncovered. The printer includes an optics system passing light radially outwardly through the rotating glass cylinder and the microfilm transported thereby optically to scan images on the microfilm for printing copies thereof on plain paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1990
    Assignee: Tameran, Inc.
    Inventor: David S. Wise
  • Patent number: 4916367
    Abstract: An original drum and a recording drum are driven independently by individual synchronous motors. Encoders output respective rotation timing pulses (P.sub.a, P.sub.b) at every rotation of the recording drum and the original drum. If an interval separating the timing pulses (P.sub.a, P.sub.b) becomes smaller than a prescribed value, a scanning line deviation control circuit generates a motor control signal (T.sub.b) which interrupts the delivery of electrical power to the faster moving motor for a limited period such as to restore a correct relationship between the timing pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1990
    Assignee: Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Yamaguchi, Osamu Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 4884097
    Abstract: A duplex document handler includes a supply tray on one side of a stationary exposure position, a simplex exit tray on the opposite side of the exposure position from the supply tray and a duplex exit tray above the supply tray. A turnover drum receives sheets from the supply tray and guides them past an exposure station and to the simplex exit tray or past the exposure station and through an inverting path to a reversing location, back to the exposure station and then back through the reversing location to the duplex exit tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1989
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: John Giannetti, Robert L. Couture, Jerry F. Sleve
  • Patent number: 4853746
    Abstract: In a document handling device two drive rollers are located on opposite sides of an exposure position. A drum is urged against the rollers and guides document sheets through the exposure position. Because the drum is not radially constrained except for the drive rollers, it is inexpensive to mount and manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1989
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: John Giannetti, Jerry F. Sleve, Timothy H. Kelley
  • Patent number: 4785325
    Abstract: A document imaging system incorporates a mechanism for adjusting the speed ratio between the document scanning system and the photoreceptor. A timing belt is connected between an adjustable tapered portion of a drive pulley mounted on the photoreceptor drive shaft and the document scanning system. The portion of the tapered surface on which the belt is frictionally is axially adjustable resulting in a change in the effective diameter of the belt and a change in the scanning speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1988
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: William E. Kramer, John E. Forward
  • Patent number: 4494855
    Abstract: A synchronous copying and collating system 10 uses side-by-side original document and copy paper feed paths having reprographic portions 11 and 20 extending vertically downward. Endless belts 24 and 54 with drive perforations 26 driven by pinwheel drives 34 and 34c advance simultaneously at the same speed for moving original paper and copy paper synchronously in a continuous succession through their respective reprographic paths 11 and 20. Endless drive belts have alignment tabs 25 arranged to locate sheet boundaries at predetermined and regular intervals on endless belts to keep originals and copies registered with reprographic reading and imaging devices. These include fiber optic lens arrays 12, 14, 16, and 18 adjacent the original path for reading moving information, optical fibers for transferring the information to the copy paper, and reprographic imaging devices arranged for copying the information onto the moving copy paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1985
    Inventor: Richard H. Colwill
  • Patent number: 4413902
    Abstract: Non-impact offset printing apparatus providing repeatable top-to-bottom registration of printed matter transferred to cut sheet paper fed in the "portrait" direction by means of a timer-interposer mechanism which contacts the leading edge of each incoming sheet and times the entry of the sheet into the transfer point adjacent to the rim of the offset non-impact rotary printing apparatus effectively creating positive and accurate registration of all four margins of printed matter on each page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1983
    Assignee: Burroughs Corp.
    Inventors: Emmett B. Peter, III, Wilson P. Rayfield
  • Patent number: 4389116
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for manufacturing a seamless printing roll. A liquid photosensitive resin is applied to the space between a process cylinder and a rigid plate which is transparent to actinic light. Relative movement is provided between the cylinder and the plate perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the cylinder, while the cylinder is rotated in synchronization with the relative movement of the rigid plate to evenly spread the photosensitive resin. The photo-sensitive resin is simultaneously exposed in the space between the cylinder and rigid plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1983
    Assignee: N.V. APR Europe S.A.
    Inventor: Bruno Vogel
  • Patent number: 4335958
    Abstract: By means of two cylinders each composed of two interconnected discs, and which cylinders are rotatable in synchronism about a common axis and respectively transport along portions of their circumference an image carrier and a copy carrier, such carriers are continuously forwardly moved at identical angular velocities. A light source projects the negative located at the image carrier through an objective arranged at the common axis upon the copy carrier. The magnification and ratio reduction ratio is proportional to the ratio of the diameters of both cylinders. The light beam which passes through a slotted diaphragm projects continuously and in a strip-shaped configuration the negative from the image carrier to the copy carrier with constant opposite sense movement of such image and copy carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1982
    Assignee: Createchnic Patent AG
    Inventor: Hermann Seitz
  • Patent number: 4304842
    Abstract: A process is provided for making a relief printing form which is at least partially cylindrical from a liquid photopolymerizable molding material. In accordance with the process, a molding material is spread over the internal surface of the cylindrical wall by centrifugal force and hardened in the desired places with ultraviolet light to form an image corresponding to a printing design. The nonhardened portions of the molding material are then removed. The cylindrical wall is a transparent cylindrical tube. An exchangeable image-bearing film is placed on the inside of the tube.Photopolymerizing radiation of the printing form material is effected during rotation of the transparent cylindrial tube. An exchangeable image-bearing film is placed on the inside of the tube. Photopolymerizing radiation of the printing form material is effected during rotation of the transparent cylinder by means of one or more radiation sources distributed around the circumference of the transparent cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1981
    Assignee: Akzo N.V.
    Inventor: Johannes C. Schoute
  • Patent number: 4155646
    Abstract: A printing head assembly is disclosed for use in a contact film printer for exposing raw stock film with a preprint film or negative. The printing head assembly includes an aperture jaw through which light is projected onto the film strips to transfer the images from the preprint film onto the raw stock. The printing head is adapted to be mounted with the aperture jaw adjacent a drive sprocket for driving the film webs past the aperture in a contact relationship and at a predetermined rate. The edge of the preprint film strip opposite the drive sprocket is supported by a shoulder or idler ring rotatably mounted within the printing head by a stationary support shaft. The support shaft is mounted with its axis extending at a small angle with respect to the horizontal. The rotating shoulder thus rotates in a plane offset from the vertical to permit sufficient clearance for the printing light beam to be projected through the printing aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1979
    Assignee: Bell & Howell Company
    Inventor: Walter Hrastnik
  • Patent number: 4110037
    Abstract: A document recording machine of the flow camera type wherein the rotatable document carrying drum is co-axial with the film carrying capstan and having the same angular velocity, an optical reduction system having the same relative reduction as the reduction of peripheral movement of the drum and capstan and a further optical system for recording a serial number from a film carrying magazine to the film and a pivotable mirror in the further optical system is operable to alternately break the two optical paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1978
    Assignee: W. Vinten Limited
    Inventors: Peter A. Harrison, Anthony J. Parks, Malcolm D. Southgate, William D. Sleath, Richard K. Hills
  • Patent number: 4102734
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for producing a design on a preformed arcuate surface by etching and/or selective plating. The design is transferred to the arcuate surface by progressively and successively projecting narrow images of the design from a flat form and progressively rotating an arcuate surface about its axis such that the narrow images of the design are successively projected upon and received by corresponding portions of the arcuate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1978
    Assignee: MBI, Inc.
    Inventor: Murray M. Schiffman
  • Patent number: 4082456
    Abstract: This invention relates to an improvement in a device for adjusting an original to be copied, in particular an original which is repeatedly conveyed through the exposure station of a photocopying machine, including a transport mechanism with a deviatable transport band arrangement adapted to transport said original at a variable speed, and when said original is to be copied a number of times, in a closed path, further including a device for lengthening the path on one side, two switches positioned transversely and normal to the direction of flow and adapted to be actuated by the original whereby a switching circuit to a servomotor is closed when the leading edge of the original deviates from a correct position, said servomotor being connected to a correcting element adapted to change the length of the path of the original on one side of said transport band arrangement, the improvement comprising generator means adapted to put out a first signal proportional to the transport speed of said original, said servomo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1976
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1978
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Herbert Schroter
  • Patent number: 3998544
    Abstract: A microfiche is titled by synchronously and incrementally imaging title information having a rotary motion upon the film carrying the microfiche that has a linear motion. Selectable drums carry the title information. Image-forming means transfers this information for the exposure of microfiche film. Equivalent motor means drive both the drum and the microfiche film. Electronic control logic connected to both of the motors accomplishes synchronous motion so that the title information is fixedly impressed with respect to the microfiche film despite the fact that both are in motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1976
    Assignee: Terminal Data Corporation
    Inventors: Herman W. Pass, John S. Burton, Ronald L. Whitney, Forest L. Langford