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Printer

Media skew reduction

Print media tray

Date/App# patent app List of recent Printer-related patents
07/24/14
20140207973
 Systems and methods for auto-configuring installable device options in a windows print queue patent thumbnailSystems and methods for auto-configuring installable device options in a windows print queue
Embodiments relate to systems and methods for auto-configuring installable device options in a windows™ print queue. Software and other resources are provided to enable print drivers based on the version 4 print architecture to perform auto-configuration of installable options for printing devices which do not support the protocols and/or queries required by the native means of auto-configuration supported by the windows™ 8 operating system.
07/24/14
20140205356
 Printer patent thumbnailPrinter
An architecture is presented that provides a dual port printer device for printing food safety labels. The dual port printer accommodates multiple widths of supply rolls and comprises two ports for the printed labels to exit from and a touch panel screen.
07/24/14
20140205355
 Media skew reduction patent thumbnailMedia skew reduction
A system for reducing media skew within a printer, including a first roller, a second roller, a first sensor to measure the buckle height of a print media between the first and second rollers and generate a first signal, and a controller to receive the first signal and adjust the rotational speed of one of the first or second roller based on the first signal.. .
07/24/14
20140205354
 Print media tray patent thumbnailPrint media tray
A printer including a printer housing further including a cavity and a print media tray arranged to fit within the cavity. The print media tray further comprises a plurality of walls at least partially defining a receptacle a first roller support member disposed on one of the walls, outside of the receptacle; and a first roller disposed on the first roller support member.
07/24/14
20140205351
 Tape cassette patent thumbnailTape cassette
A tape cassette that includes a housing having a front wall and a tape feed exit located on the front wall, a tape included at least partially within the housing, and a pressing portion and a first non-pressing portion on the front wall. The pressing portion and the first non-pressing portion are positioned to oppose tape type detecting switches of the label printer when the cassette is in the label printer.
07/24/14
20140205348
 Tape cassette patent thumbnailTape cassette
A tape cassette that includes a housing having a front wall and a tape feed exit located on the front wall; a tape included at least partially within the housing and configured to be fed along a tape feed path extending to the tape feed exit; and tape type indicator apertures formed on the front wall, wherein a combination of the tape type indicator apertures forms a pattern corresponding to a type of the tape included at least partially within the housing. The tape type indicator apertures may be positioned proximate to the tape feed exit, and may comprise a first hole and a second hole, the first hole is formed at a bottom edge of the front wall, and the second hole is disposed on a downstream side of the first hole in a feed direction of the tape.
07/24/14
20140205083
 System for applying and reading out an information field identifying and protecting an object patent thumbnailSystem for applying and reading out an information field identifying and protecting an object
A hard/software system for applying and reading out an information field identifying and protecting an item, comprises an applying unit, a reading unit, a control unit, and a database unit. The applying unit (for example, a laser or printer) generates the information field and transports it to the item.
07/24/14
20140204422
 Printing system and image forming device, and control method and program of the printing system patent thumbnailPrinting system and image forming device, and control method and program of the printing system
A printing system, in which an image forming device receives a print job containing pdl data and print settings from a printer server for printing, has a problem that the print setting upon printing an image on a print paper can be changed, but the print setting reflected upon rasterizing the pdl data can not be changed. A printing system is provided with an image forming device comprising an information terminal for generating a print job composed of pdl data and print settings, a printer server to store the print job therein, and an image forming device for printing the print job stored in the printer server, the image forming device rasterizing the pdl data to generate a raster image and printing the raster image according to the print setting, wherein the image forming device can change the print setting before rasterizing the pdl data..
07/24/14
20140204421
 Printer driver, storage medium, and information processing apparatus patent thumbnailPrinter driver, storage medium, and information processing apparatus
A printer driver includes a plurality of modules, an interface unit that accepts the addition of plug-in including one or more additional modules for realizing a predetermined function, and a storage unit that stores setting information that defines information related to a partial process for realizing the predetermined function of the plug-in. The plurality of modules performs a process that is the partial process for realizing the predetermined function and cannot be realized in the additional modules included in the plug-in in accordance with the setting information..
07/24/14
20140204419
 Method and system for formatting messages into stylized messages for print out patent thumbnailMethod and system for formatting messages into stylized messages for print out
Methods for formatting messages into stylized templates for delivery to a printer. The templates include a variety of different formats to accommodate the various elements of the message.
07/24/14
20140204415
Printing system, user terminal, printer, user terminal control program, and printing method
To reduce effort in an operation where an email address which is assigned to a printer is set as the destination of an email in a user terminal, a printing system which performs printing based on an email which is transmitted by a user terminal and which includes a printer which has a recording medium which records information which indicates an email address which is assigned to the printer and provides the email address to the user terminal by means of contactless communication, and a printing control means which executes printing based on printing data which corresponds to an email which is transmitted with the email address set as the destination.. .
07/24/14
20140204412
Printer-server connections
A plurality of printing devices are connected to a cloud server via a persistent connection. The cloud server identifies at least one inactive printing device and provides the at least one inactive printing device with non-persistent connection information via the persistent connection.
07/24/14
20140204403
Systems and methods for providing status monitor capability to printing devices
Methods and systems are described for providing status monitor capability to a networked printer. The methods and systems, upon receipt of a print job, embed status monitor instructions in print data of the print job, send the print data from an information server to the printer while monitoring the status of the printer, and return status monitor information regarding the printer..
07/24/14
20140204402
Method, apparatus, and computer product for managing image formation resources
Common portions of applications are extracted as common system service. A platform is formed by the common system service and a general purpose os.
07/24/14
20140204401
Method and apparatus for preparing food product labels
A food product rotation label device for preparing food product labels includes a microcontroller circuit, a display and a thermal printer. The thermal printer prints food product labels for attachment to food products.
07/24/14
20140204152
Nozzle unit for printer and printer having the same
A nozzle unit for a printer that includes a sleeve having a guide path formed in the sleeve and through which ink passes, a nozzle hole seat arranged at one end of the sleeve and having a nozzle hole corresponding to the guide path, and a nozzle holder accommodating the sleeve and the nozzle hole seat, having an opening whose diameter is larger than a diameter of the nozzle hole of the nozzle hole seat so that the ink passing through the nozzle hole is externally discharged through the opening, and including a paramagnetic material.. .
07/24/14
20140204143
Print medium advancing distance adjustment
A sweep speed is determined for sweeping a printer head of a printer across a print medium for printing a swath of an image on the print medium. A distance by which to advance the print medium is at least partially determined in accordance with the determined sweep speed and the print medium is advanced by the determined distance..
07/24/14
20140204142
Inkjet printer and method for acquiring gap information
An inkjet printer is provided, which is configured to acquire gap information related to a gap between an ink discharging surface and a recording sheet in each individual position of top-formed positions and bottom-formed positions within a predetermined wave-shape generating range, identify, when the predetermined wave-shape generating range includes a partial range in which the recording sheet is not placed, a top-formed position where the gap information has not been acquired and a bottom-formed position where the gap information has not been acquired, within the partial range, complement the unacquired gap information in the identified top-formed position with a value determined based on the respective pieces of gap information acquired in other top-formed positions, and complement the unacquired gap information in the identified bottom-formed position with a value determined based on the respective pieces of gap information acquired in other bottom-formed positions.. .
07/24/14
20140204141
Inkjet printer
An inkjet printer including a recording head, a carriage being movable with the recording head along a scanning direction, a corrugation mechanism to form a corrugated shape having alternately formed protrusive points and recessed points in the sheet along the scanning direction, and a controller is provided. The controller executes steps including a discharged ink amount calculating step, a timing information obtaining step, a discharging timing correcting step, and a discharging step..
07/24/14
20140204136
Control of ink temperatures for radiant drying
Systems and methods for tuning key (k) black ink printed by a production printer. In one embodiment, an ink tuning system is implemented in a printing system.
07/17/14
20140201024
Visual shopping
Systems and methods are provided for customizing consumer products. A display device may present a rendering of a customizable product to a user.
07/17/14
20140199477
Linerless labels
Linerless labels are presented. A label includes a specific pattern or set of patterns of adhesive applied to one side of the label.
07/17/14
20140199108
Tape cassette
A tape cassette for use with a label printer having a plurality of tape type detecting switches that includes a housing having a front wall, a tape feed exit on the front wall, a top surface, and a bottom surface, a tape included at least partially in the housing and configured to be fed along a tape feed path extending to the tape feed exit, a recess on the front wall extending from the bottom surface towards the top surface, and an aperture on the front wall. The aperture is positioned downstream, in a tape feed path direction, of the recess, and is configured to receive one of the tape type detecting switches.
07/17/14
20140198347
Document management apparatus
A document management apparatus in an embodiment is configured to manage a printer unit which erase image information obtained by printing both characteristic identification information and document information or only the document information with an erasable color material on a printing medium, and a reading unit configured to read the characteristic identification information on the printing medium to be erased by a erasing unit, comprising: an processor unit configured to manage an erasability condition of the document information on the basis of the characteristic identification information and instruct the printer unit to output new document information according to the erasability condition of the document information, the erasability condition being contained in the characteristic identification information read by the reading unit; and an interface unit performs respectively of the transmitting and receiving of information to the reading unit and the printer unit to the processor unit.. .
07/17/14
20140198340
Systems and methods for expansion of cloud solutions to local computers to overcome bandwidth limitations
A method of managing printing of documents includes receiving documents at a cloud processing arrangement external to a local network; rendering the documents into rasters at the cloud processing arrangement; delivering the rasters to at least one printer of the local network; monitoring delivery of the rasters; and when delivery of the rasters fails to meet a threshold condition, diverting at least some portion of the documents to at least one server of the local network for rendering of those documents into rasters and for delivering those rasters to the at least one printer of the local network.. .
07/17/14
20140198334
Printer and information managing system
A printer includes: a print unit performing a printing operation; and a control unit having an operating system and a device driver installed in an operating system layer, a first application installed in an application layer other than the operating system layer so as to transmit and receive information to and from the print unit through the device driver, a transmission information acquiring module installed in the operating system layer so as to acquire transmission information which is information based on the information transmitted and received between the first application and the print unit through the device driver, and a second application installed in the application layer so as to receive the transmission information and to output processing information which is information based on the input transmission information.. .
07/17/14
20140198324
Universal printing controller
Example embodiments presented herein are directed towards a universal printing controller, and corresponding method, for universal printing control. A universal printing controller is presented herein which may provide instructions and/or control functionality to printers of various print technologies.
07/17/14
20140198323
User interface for a label printer
A method including providing a first image on a label printer user interface, wherein the first image is representative of a label to be printed or an object to which a label is to be applied; and providing a second image on the user interface associated with the first image, said second image representative of a dimension of the first image; enabling a user to modify a dimension of the second image; wherein as the dimension of said second image is modified, the dimension of the first image is correspondingly updated.. .
07/17/14
20140198188
Image processing device, method and recording medium, stereoscopic image capture device, portable electronic apparatus, printer, and stereoscopic image player device
An image processing method includes: acquiring a first image and second image with a parallax, calculating a parallax indicating a shift amount of a corresponding pixel of the second image with respect to each pixel of the first image, deciding an image processing coefficient to perform edge emphasis or edge correction based on the parallax with respect to every image processing target pixel of the first image and the second image, and performing image processing on the first image and the second image using the image processing coefficient.. .
07/17/14
20140198164
Inkjet printer having an image drum heating and cooling system
An inkjet offset printer includes an image receiving drum assembly having a hollow drum with an external surface and an internal surface defining an internal cavity. A heating and a cooling system located in the internal cavity provides distributed heating and cooling to the internal surface of the drum.
07/17/14
20140198163
Inkjet printer having an image drum heater and cooler
An inkjet offset printer includes a heated drum assembly having a hollow drum with an internal surface defining an internal cavity and a heater and a cooler located in the internal cavity. The heater includes at least one ceramic heater element.
07/17/14
20140198162
System and method for image surface preparation in an aqueous inkjet printer
An aqueous inkjet printer is provided with a surface energy applicator that is positioned to treat the surface of a blanket immediately prior to a printhead ejecting ink onto the blanket. Modifying the surface energy of blanket with the electric field and charged particles produced by the applicator affects the adhesion of the ink to blanket.
07/17/14
20140198146
System and method for process direction registration of inkjets in a printer operating with a high speed image receiving surface
A method for process direction registration in an inkjet printer includes ejecting ink drops from a first inkjet at less than a maximum operating rate onto an image receiving surface moving in a process direction. The method includes generating image data samples of the image receiving surface including the ink drops.
07/17/14
20140197593
Sheet feeding apparatus and image forming apparatus
Disclosed are a sheet feeding apparatus and an image forming apparatus capable of reliably separating and feeding sheets one by one without delay and damage to a sheet for a high speed of a printer or the like. A sheet feeding portion has a nip guide member having a sloped guide surface sloped so as to guide a leading end of a sheet to a separation nip portion such that a guide leading-end is biased to a feed roller with a predetermined distance from the feed roller.
07/10/14
20140195341
Advertising subsidized computer network printing systems, methods and products
Methods, systems and non-transitory computer-readable media comprising executable instructions are provided to present one or more digital advertisements before a document is physically printed. A print request is captured and a digital advertising client selects and presents one or more digital advertisements before the print request is directed to a printer for printing.
07/10/14
20140192378
Print data processing system, print data processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium
A print data processing system includes plural intermediate data generation units, an allocation unit, one or more memories, a print image conversion unit, and a reprint controller. Each intermediate data generation unit interprets pdl data and generates intermediate data in units of pages.
07/10/14
20140192377
Method for providing printing services and printing control method for controlling a key to acquire additional authorized pages as needed
A vendor provides, and an operator obtains a method dedicated printer bundle. The printer bundle includes a printer having a key interface, an ink supply, and a key for association with the printer through the key interface.
07/10/14
20140192376
Information processing apparatus, control method, and storage medium
An information processing apparatus instructs a printing apparatus to stop print processing for a print command to be processed by the printing apparatus via a universal serial bus, if status information indicating a status of the printing apparatus indicates that the printing apparatus is in a state where the print processing cannot be continued, wherein the print command is generated by a printer driver configured not to include a language monitor.. .
07/10/14
20140192117
Print head for an ink jet printer
The invention relates to a print head for an ink jet printer, wherein the print head comprises at least one ink supply channel and at least one nozzle having a nozzle channel and an inflow opening, and ink can be pressed from the ink supply channel through the inflow opening into the nozzle channel and ejected therefrom, wherein the nozzle is arranged in a stationary manner on a side wall of the ink supply channel and in the ink supply channel a ram is provided, which can be moved back and forth between a reversal point (u1) that has a minimal distance from the inflow opening of the nozzle and a reversal point (u2) that has a maximal distance from the inflow opening of the nozzle, wherein first means limit the movement of a ram end face to a movement between the reversal points (u1, u2); and second external means are provided for applying a negative pressure relative to the ambient air pressure to the ink in the ink supply channel.. .
07/10/14
20140192108
Printer with mechanism for controlling recording medium tension
A printer has a mechanism to counter change in the tension of the recording medium to convey the recording medium with more precision. Such printer has a media conveyance mechanism that conveys a recording medium; a printhead that prints on the medium; a media supply mechanism that supplies the medium to the media conveyance mechanism; a movable member that can move to compensate and thus counter internal tension changes in the recording medium resulting from operation of the media conveyance and supply mechanisms; a detector that detects the movement or position of the movable member; and a control unit that controls the media supply operation based on output from the detector so that the movable member is urged back to or maintained in a home position..
07/10/14
20140192106
Lightfastness control for printers
A printer includes an ink reservoir that includes yellow ink, cyan ink, and magenta ink. The printer includes an ink dispenser that employs a yellow distribution setting to increase the drop volume of yellow ink droplets and lower the drop frequency of the yellow ink droplets on the media with respect to the cyan ink droplets and/or magenta ink droplets to control the lightfastness of the print on the media..
07/10/14
20140191817
Pwm signal generating circuit, printer, and pwm signal generating method
A pwm signal generating circuit, printer, and pwm signal generating method are described. The pwm signal generating circuit includes: a single counter configured to count values expressed in n bits; and at least one arithmetic device configured to generate a pwm signal, each of the at least one arithmetic device including a pulse width data storage unit for storing n-bit pulse width data representing a pulse width of the pwm signal to be generated, and an adder for calculating a carry value from a most significant bit obtained when adding the count value and the pulse width data.
07/10/14
20140191463
Media cassette housing apparatus
A media cassette housing system, which may be usable in an image formation apparatus such as a printer or copier, includes: a guide member configured to guide an insertion of a media cassette from an entrance into an installed position of a cassette housing unit and to guide a pulling out of the media cassette from the installed position to the entrance of the cassette housing unit; and a swingable member provided to the guide member and swingable in inserting and pulling directions of the media cassette. The swingable member includes a slide guide surface configured to come into sliding contact with a slide surface of the media cassette upon the insertion and pulling of the medium cassette..
07/10/14
20140190300
Toner drum gear projection
A toner drum drive assembly is configured to engage a drive mechanism of a printer. The assembly includes a support portion defining an axis, and a drive projection extending axially from the support portion.
07/03/14
20140188260
Method of digitally constructing a prosthesis
A prosthetic limb and process to digitally construct a prosthetic limb which includes first, digitally producing a modified mold of a residual limb via 3d scanners and software; constructing a test socket from the digitally modified mold and be equipped with an alignable system; accurately scanning the test socket, along with finalized alignment that has been recorded and adjusted by a certified practitioner to provide a 3-d image of the finalized prosthetic alignment; transferring the finalized digital alignment of the test socket to the finalized digitally modified mold; once the modified model has received the transferred alignment, fabricating the type of hookup in the socket; i.e., plug fit, four hole, support drop lock, or any other type of industry standard connection or accommodation via basic 3d software; and once the desired prosthetic attachment is finalized, sending finished file to a 3-d printer to produce the definitive prosthetic device.. .
07/03/14
20140187418
Multicolor thermal imaging method and thermal printer
A multicolor direct thermal imaging method wherein a multicolor image is formed in a thermal imaging member comprising at least first and second different image-forming compositions and a thermal printer for use in practicing the method. Heat is applied to at least the second image-forming composition while the first image-forming composition is at a first baseline temperature (t1) to form an image in at least the second image-forming composition, and heat is applied to at least the first image-forming composition while it is at a second baseline temperature (t2) to form an image in at least the first image-forming composition, wherein t1 is different from t2..
07/03/14
20140186089
Receipt printer configurable for full or partial cut
A paper tape printer includes a receipt printer and a scissor cutter for cutting off a receipt from a paper tape. The scissor cutter includes: a moving blade having a fixed range of motion; and an adjustable stationary blade, which is stationary during a cutting operation and is moveable laterally relative to the moving blade to allow the paper tape to be selectively (i) fully cut when the stationary blade is positioned for a full cut of the paper tape, or (ii) partially cut, when the stationary blade is repositioned laterally to a partial cut position relative to the moving blade, which enables a partial cut of the paper tape.
07/03/14
20140186088
Printer
A printer includes a print head that prints information on a recording medium, a fixed blade, a sliding mechanism that is slidable relative to the fixed blade, a movable blade that moves according to the sliding movement of the sliding mechanism, and a cutter driving part that causes the sliding mechanism to slide to move the movable blade.. .
07/03/14
20140186087
Printer
A printer including: a case including a paper roll receiving portion for receiving a roll; a cover that is openably and closably coupled to the case and locked at the time of a closing operation; a platen unit including a platen roller for feeding recording paper pulled out from the roll; and a head unit that includes a printing head and is separably engaged relatively with respect to the platen unit, in which: one of the platen unit and the head unit is mounted to the cover; the cover includes an operation unit including an operation button and a control board; another of the platen unit and the head unit is mounted to the case; and the case includes a release operation member that is capable of reciprocating between a lock position and a release position and releases a lock of the cover when being moved to the release position.. .
07/03/14
20140185800
Secure printing between printer and print client device
Systems and methods of operating a computing system may involve securely printing a print document sent from a client device to a target printer. In one example, the method may include verifying an operating environment of the target printer and generating a plurality of security keys to implement asymmetric encryption of the print document..
07/03/14
20140185097
Mobile terminal device, and method and computer readable medium for the same
A mobile terminal device is provided, which includes a control device configured to acquire contents data, output screen data for controlling a display unit to display thereon images based on the acquired contents data, acquire, in response to an accepting unit accepting a selecting operation of selecting one or more images from among the images displayed on the display unit based on the screen data, image selection data for identifying specific contents data, of the acquired contents data, corresponding to the one or more images selected by the selecting operation, and transmit, in response to a near field wireless communication unit establishing near field wireless communication with a printer, a print instruction to print the specific contents data corresponding to the one or more images selected by the selecting operation, based on the acquired image selection data.. .
07/03/14
20140185093
Device control system and a control method of the device control system
A device control system has a terminal 3 with an application 31, and a printer 5 that controls a device. The terminal 3 sends a request written in xml generated by the application 31.
07/03/14
20140185092
Device control system, a printer, and a control method of the device control system
A device control system has a terminal 3 with a web browser 31, and a printer 5 that controls a connected device. The terminal 3 calls an object that controls a device and is instantiated by the device api 33 to support the device, and sends a request to the printer 5, by the web application 32; and the printer 5 executes a device control script 502 that controls the device, receives requests sent through the device api 33, and controls the device..
07/03/14
20140185089
Printer identification and mobile printing
Techniques are provided for displaying encoded data that represent a) features and options currently supported by a printing device, b) a printer identifier for the printing device, and c) network service interface data for a network service, wherein the network service interface data allow a mobile device to send print settings selection data and electronic document identification data to the network service; and processing print data and causing a printed version of an electronic document represented by the print data to be printed by the printing device.. .
07/03/14
20140185086
Using a printer driver provided by a target printer
Systems and methods of operating a computing system may involve providing a printer driver to a print client in order to print a document. In one example, a request to print a document is initiated, wherein it is determined that a driver for a selected printer is not installed on the print client.
07/03/14
20140185084
Print job distribution within a printing system
Disclosed are a method, computer program product, and system for print job distribution. An amount of available consumable resources for each of a plurality of printers is determined.
07/03/14
20140185083
Network printer selection based on printer status and profiles
A computer program product maintains a printer profile associated with each of a plurality of printers. For each printer, the printer profile includes the current power status, a cost to power up, and a rate of cost to print.
07/03/14
20140185078
Print job distribution within a printing system
Disclosed are a method, computer program product, and system for print job distribution. An amount of available consumable resources for each of a plurality of printers is determined.
07/03/14
20140185072
Method and apparatus for printing html content
A method, apparatus, and computer program product are described herein for generating printer commands for controlling a printing device, based on html. More specifically, the example embodiments of the system described herein provide for receiving html representing a label that comprises, in some examples, a barcode or other print content, transforming the html to a printer control language, and rasterizing the image on a printing device in preparation for printing, all while preserving barcode print quality and high speed printing and scanning..


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