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9039150 Liquid container and liquid ejecting apparatus  
A liquid container includes a liquid which generates gases over time due to a chemical change in components; a liquid storage chamber in which the liquid is stored; a liquid flow port which...
9039116 Liquid ejecting apparatus  
A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a piezoelectric element, a nozzle that ejects a liquid in association with the driving of the piezoelectric element, a driving signal generation unit that...
9033439 Apparatus for charging power storage unit provided in carriage having printhead, and charge control method and storage medium storing program thereof  
An apparatus including: a control unit configured to control a switch that performs switching between a charging path for charging a first power storage unit provided in a carriage having a...
9033450 Printer and method for controlling power consumption thereof  
A printer having an internal electrical power supply is disclosed herein. A method for controlling power consumption in the printer includes receiving an image to be printed, calculating an...
9033475 Ink supply control method for an inkjet printer, and an inkjet printer  
An inkjet printer 1 has an elastic ink pack 10 that holds ink, and an ink supply mechanism 5 that pressurizes the ink pack 10 and supplies ink to the ink path 4 side. The ink supply mechanism 5...
9028040 Liquid ejection apparatus and liquid ejection method  
A liquid ejection apparatus including: a liquid ejection head and ejection openings; a tank; an air communication device; a supply channel; a return channel; a supply device; an adjusting device;...
9022500 System and method for adjusting the registration of an image applied to recording media in a printing system  
A system and method for adjusting the registration of an image applied to recording media in a printer. The timing of the ejection of ink from an inkjet printhead of the printer is adjusted to...
9016815 Protective circuit for inkjet printhead  
An inkjet printhead includes an array of resistive heaters; an array of nozzles associated with the array of resistive heaters; a heater voltage input for providing a heater voltage; a fire...
9016826 Media processing device and method of controlling a media processing device  
A media processing device includes a reception unit that receives commands; a conveyance unit that conveys media; a reading unit that reads information from the media conveyed by the conveyance...
9010906 Printer and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing printer control program  
A printer includes discharge control devices, a first ID storage device, a control data output device, a connection device, a connection control device, an assigning device, a processor, and a...
9004633 Ink-jet recording apparatus  
To provide an ink jet recording apparatus in which the residual vibration of any ink can be prevented to avoid the spread of the ink at an opening portion and to perform the continuous discharge...
9004673 Conveyance controller, printing apparatus, method of conveying printing medium, and printing medium conveyance apparatus  
This invention includes an input operation unit which accepts the operation of selecting a first or a second printing medium and outputs information indicating the selected printing medium, a...
9004639 System and method for measuring fluid drop mass with reference to test pattern image data  
A method measures distances between two printed lines on a rotating image receiving member to identify fluid drop mass or fluid drop velocity changes in inkjet ejectors in an inkjet printing...
8998357 Liquid ejection apparatus  
A liquid ejection apparatus including: a liquid ejection head including an inside channel; a supply channel; a return channel; a supply device; an adjusting device; and a controller, wherein the...
8998359 Method and apparatus for controlling multicolor overprint of intermittent print device  
Disclosed are a multicolor overprint control method and device applicable to an intermittent printing apparatus. According to the operating characteristic of the intermittent printing apparatus,...
8995022 Ink-based layer fabrication using halftoning to control thickness  
An ink jet process is used to deposit a material layer to a desired thickness. Layout data is converted to per-cell grayscale values, each representing ink volume to be locally delivered. The...
8985719 Image forming apparatus, image forming apparatus control method and storage medium of program of control method  
An image forming apparatus using a roll includes a power shutdown operation detector to detect an operation of shutting down power supply to the apparatus; a power supply switching unit to switch...
8979231 Recording apparatus  
A recording apparatus includes a recording head, a roller configured to convey a recording medium, an acquisition unit configured to acquire information about a conveyance amount for conveying the...
8974016 Surface marked articles, related methods and systems  
A method of surface marking an article, especially a building product, is provided. One described method includes the steps of laser marking a first graphic design element on a surface of an...
8974023 Method and device for controlling inkjet printing position  
This application discloses a method for controlling jet printing positions, including: detecting a color code of an inputted paper by a color code sensor, and outputting a pulse signal when the...
8974029 Ink-jet recording apparatus and printing control method  
An ink jet recording apparatus and printing control method are provided in which when a moving speed of a printing object is changed, a difference in writing start position is reduced and printing...
8967756 Printer and print system  
According to one embodiment, a printer includes an image forming unit, a coloring conversion unit, and a deterring unit. The image forming unit forms an image from a temperature-sensitive ink...
8967752 Inkjet recording apparatus  
An inkjet recording device includes a tray receives a recording medium. A tray guide is movable between a first position and a second position. A first sensor outputs a first signal indicative of...
8960845 Color analysis  
Techniques related to color analysis are disclosed herein. In an example, substrate locations on a printed pattern are selected based on a set of measurements related to substrate-height. Further,...
8960846 Printer and method for inkjet printing on a flexible substrate  
A printer for inkjet printing on a flexible substrate. It has a print-head for printing on the flexible substrate in a printing area, and a transport and tensioning mechanism for transporting the...
8960849 Method for analyzing positional deviation of head modules, recording medium, and method for adjusting inkjet head  
A method for analyzing positional deviation of head modules of an inkjet head having head modules connected and joined with each other includes: dividing a printing pattern and thereby creating...
8950837 Sealing sheet, and liquid ejection head and inkjet apparatus using same  
A sealing sheet is configured to restrain at least one of leakage of liquid in and out. The sealing sheet includes: a film member which is impermeable to the liquid and configured to cover a...
8950840 Inkjet printer  
An inkjet printer is provided that includes a control device configured to determine ink discharge moments to sequentially discharge ink droplets from a specific one of nozzles, in such a manner...
8953222 Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and computer program product  
An image forming apparatus includes a printer engine, a storage unit, a print data interpreting unit, and a print control unit. The print data interpreting unit interprets print data and...
8950845 Printing apparatus  
A printing apparatus conducts inspection associated with printing by changing a relative positional relationship between a line print head and a sheet feeding position for a sheet in a direction...
8944545 Imaging device including a printhead controlled to eject fluid  
An inkjet printer maintenance system that includes a processing unit adapted for running a print application corresponding to an image to be printed in response to a print input. The processing...
8944550 Element substrate, printhead, and printing apparatus  
A recent inkjet printing apparatus includes a large-capacitance capacitor to stabilize a heater power supply. The presence of this capacitor requires a long time to drop the heater voltage at the...
8944546 Liquid ejection apparatus and method of controlling the same  
A liquid ejection apparatus including: a head having an ejection face and configured to eject liquid toward a recording medium; a capping mechanism which switches the ejection space being opposite...
8939562 Liquid discharging apparatus and control method thereof  
When filling a printing head with ink, ink in a sub-tank is circulated through a forward path port, a forward path, the printing head, a return path, a return path port, and the sub-tank by...
8939572 Control of air-based media dryer  
Examples are provided of controlling sheet media dryers. A controller operates a fan at plural duty cycles and correlates a resulting air pressure to each to define empirical data pairs. A...
8939533 Liquid ejection device and liquid ejection surgical instrument  
A liquid ejection device includes a drive waveform generator generating a drive waveform signal; a modulator performing pulse modulation on a signal from the drive waveform generator to provide a...
8931866 Generating control data to print a frame portion and an intra-frame portion  
According to one example of the present invention, there is provided an image processor for generating data to control an inkjet printing system. The image processor comprises an image analyzer to...
8931875 Inkjet printing apparatus and inkjet printing method  
There is provided an inkjet printing apparatus which can output a stable image without density unevenness by performing appropriate drive control to print elements based upon an appropriate...
8931871 Driving device of liquid-jet head, liquid-jet device and method for driving liquid-jet head  
Disclosed is a driving device of a liquid-jet head having a piezoelectric device arranged for each of nozzles and having mutually facing electrodes. The driving device includes switching devices...
8931876 Storage apparatus, host apparatus, circuit board, liquid container, and system  
The storage apparatus includes a controller which performs a communication process with respect to a host apparatus; a storage unit in which data from the host apparatus are written; and a storage...
8919923 Inkjet printer with contoured media guide roller  
A printing system including a staggered inkjet printhead including at least two inkjet nozzle arrays arranged along first and second print lines in an alternating pattern, wherein the inkjet...
8922855 Printing apparatus  
In a printing apparatus which performs printing by using special ink for generating special glossiness on a printed material and color inks, the apparatus includes a controller that, when an image...
8911044 Inkjet recording apparatus and recording method  
According to one embodiment, an inkjet recording apparatus includes a plurality of inkjet heads of a multi-drop method, a first controller, and a second controller. The first controller controls...
8911069 Ink cartridge source identification determination  
A supply source indicator indicates whether an ink cartridge is received from a subscriber source. An ink order identifier indicates a combination of ink colors for different chambers in a color...
8911056 Electronic instrument and management method  
An electronic instrument is adapted to communicate with another electronic instrument. The electronic instrument includes an acquisition section, a storage section, an inquiry section and a...
8905535 Dot-matrix printer  
A main frame supports a printer head. A first movable frame supports a platen and a first paper feeding roller, and is pivotally connected to one end of the main frame via a first pivot shaft to...
8899710 Printing apparatus and inspection method  
A liquid discharge apparatus which causes a liquid to be discharged through a first nozzle by applying a driving signal to a first driving element, and causes a liquid to be discharged through a...
8902426 Control of light-emitting diodes and sensors  
A densitometer includes a plurality of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and at least one sensor. The LEDs are activated one at a time in a sequential, repeatable order. Photonic energy from each LED...
8894171 Liquid ejecting apparatus and liquid ejecting method  
A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a reference drive signal generation section that generates a reference drive signal, a signal modulation section that modulates the reference drive signal to...
8888205 Printing device, printing method, and medium having recorded program  
To provide a technique when printing using a light-shielding ink and a special glossy ink, the printing device includes an affixing part for affixing ink to a printing medium, and a controller for...