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1.

Method for printing on a plurality of sheets; an inkjet printing apparatus

      
Application Number 15853300
Grant Number 10093115
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-12-22
First Publication Date 2018-05-03
Grant Date 2018-10-09
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • La Vos, Peter G.
  • Jacobs, Roy H. R.

Abstract

A method for printing on a plurality of sheets includes the steps of: arranging the plurality of sheets on a support surface of an endless conveyor, the plurality of sheets including a first sheet and a second sheet being arranged at a sheet-to-sheet distance between one another; advancing the plurality of sheets on the support surface in a conveying direction along a print head assembly for applying droplets of ink on the sheets; providing a suction force through perforations arranged in the support surface for holding the plurality of sheets on the support surface, wherein the suction force provides an air flow through uncovered perforations present in the sheet-to-sheet distance in a print region between the print head assembly and the support surface; and forming an image by the print head assembly on each of the plurality of sheets supported on the support surface of the conveyor by applying droplets of ink. The method further includes the step of controlling the sheet-to-sheet distance in response to a dew formation attribute for indicating dew formation on the print head assembly.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 13/00 - Devices or arrangements specially adapted for supporting or handling copy material in short lengths, e.g. sheets
  • B41J 11/00 - Devices or arrangements for supporting or handling copy material in sheet or web form
  • B41J 29/377 - Cooling or ventilating arrangements
  • B41J 2/375 - Protection arrangements against overheating
  • B41J 3/60 - Typewriters or selective printing or marking mechanisms characterised by the purpose for which they are constructed for printing on both faces of the printing material
  • B41J 29/38 - Drives, motors, controls, or automatic cut-off devices for the entire printing mechanism
  • B41J 2/21 - Ink jet for multi-colour printing

2.

Electronic circuit for driving an array of inkjet print elements

      
Application Number 15850089
Grant Number 10457040
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-12-21
First Publication Date 2018-04-26
Grant Date 2019-10-29
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Van Der Heyden, Ralph
  • Venner, Cor
  • Veenstra, Hylke

Abstract

An electronic circuit for driving an inkjet print element in an array of print elements with an electric waveform is provided. The print element includes a piezo transducer for converting the electric waveform in a mechanical displacement. The electric waveform is tunable for an individual print element. The circuit includes a common waveform generator that is connected to the piezo transducer through a first print data dependent switch for providing an electric waveform independent of the print element. The circuit further includes a waveform tuning part, dependent on the print element and the print data, for controlling a second switch that adds electric energy from a voltage source to the electric waveform. The switches are operable in either a saturation state or a blocking state to limit an amount of dissipation in the switches.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 2/045 - Ink jet characterised by the jet generation process generating single droplets or particles on demand by pressure, e.g. electromechanical transducers

3.

Ink handling unit and ink jet imaging device comprising such ink handling unit

      
Application Number 15830466
Grant Number 10286670
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-12-04
First Publication Date 2018-03-29
Grant Date 2019-05-14
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Hollands, Peter J.
  • Westdijk, Jacob A.

Abstract

An ink handling unit includes an ink reservoir with an integrated heat exchange channel configured for pre-heating or pre-cooling an ink feed flow entering the ink reservoir via the heat exchange channel. The heat exchange channel is in direct thermal contact with an interior space of the ink reservoir. An ink jet imaging device includes the ink handling unit. Such imaging devices are suitable to be used in highly productive ink jet processes at elevated temperatures.

IPC Classes  ?

4.

Printing system

      
Application Number 15797682
Grant Number 10493779
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-10-30
First Publication Date 2018-03-01
Grant Date 2019-12-03
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Vestjens, Patrick G. H.
  • Kandelaars, Jacobus J.
  • Boots, Antonius H. L.

Abstract

A printing system includes a print station disposed at a sheet transport path, a feed section arranged to feed media sheets of different media types into the transport path so as to be fed sequentially to the print station, and a controller arranged to receive print instructions concerning images to be printed, to schedule a sequence of the media sheets, and to control the feed section and the print station such that each image is printed on a sheet of a media type that has been specified for that image in the print instructions. A sensor is arranged at the transport path for detecting a quality condition of the sheets being fed to the print station, and the controller is adapted to receive a quality signal from the sensor and, when the quality of a sheet is found to be insufficient, to skip that sheet and to reroute the corresponding image to another scheduled sheet that is compatible with the print instructions.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 13/00 - Devices or arrangements specially adapted for supporting or handling copy material in short lengths, e.g. sheets
  • B41J 11/00 - Devices or arrangements for supporting or handling copy material in sheet or web form
  • B65H 7/06 - Controlling article feeding, separating, pile-advancing, or associated apparatus, to take account of incorrect feeding, absence of articles, or presence of faulty articles by feelers or detectors responsive to presence of faulty articles or incorrect separation or feed
  • B65H 7/20 - Controlling associated apparatus
  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern
  • B65H 85/00 - Recirculating articles, i.e. feeding each article to, and delivering it from, the same machine work-station more than once
  • B41J 2/01 - Ink jet
  • B65H 5/26 - Duplicate, alternate, selective, or coacting feeds
  • B65H 29/60 - Article switches or diverters diverting the stream into alternative paths
  • B65H 29/62 - Article switches or diverters diverting faulty articles from the main stream
  • B41J 3/60 - Typewriters or selective printing or marking mechanisms characterised by the purpose for which they are constructed for printing on both faces of the printing material

5.

Method for scheduling a depletion of supply material in a printing system

      
Application Number 15703532
Grant Number 10082993
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-09-13
First Publication Date 2018-01-04
Grant Date 2018-09-25
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Howard, William E. P. P.
  • Van Bakel, Roel W. A.

Abstract

A method for scheduling a depletion of a supply material in a printing system including a print engine capable of printing at a settable print velocity while using the supply material, a control unit for controlling a print job queue comprising at least one print job scheduled to be printed by means of a scheduling scheme while using the supply material, a supply material output holder for holding the supply material, and a user interface for interacting with a user of the printing system. The method includes determining a plurality of moments in time that the supply material output holder is full, and simultaneously scheduling for each determined moment in time of the plurality of moments in time a depletion event of emptying the supply material output holder in the scheduling scheme. The plurality of moments in time is determined by taking into account the total planned usage of the supply material according to print job specifications of the at least one print job scheduled in the print job queue and a capacity of the supply material output holder with respect to the properties of the supply material. Each of the determined moments in time is established on the basis of the settable print velocity of the printing system with respect to the at least one print job in the print job queue.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/12 - Digital output to print unit
  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern

6.

Sheet conveyor for transporting a sheet, method for transporting a sheet in a sheet conveyor, inkjet printing apparatus comprising the sheet conveyor

      
Application Number 15707592
Grant Number 10160236
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-09-18
First Publication Date 2018-01-04
Grant Date 2018-12-25
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Rietbergen, Mark

Abstract

A sheet conveyor is provided for transporting a sheet. The sheet conveyor includes a supplying conveyor, a receiving conveyor and a sheet guidance unit. The receiving conveyor includes a support surface arranged for supporting the sheet on a contact side of the sheet and an attraction unit arranged for attracting the sheet to the support surface. The supplying conveyor includes a transport belt being arranged for advancing the sheet in a transport direction along a transport path towards the support surface of the receiving conveyor; the sheet having two side edge portions relative to the transport path. The sheet guidance unit is arranged at a downstream end of the transport path for guiding the sheet towards the receiving conveyor, wherein said sheet guidance unit includes a lifting element arranged for lifting both side edge portions of the sheet away from the support surface while a middle portion of the sheet in between both side edge portions is guided towards the support surface.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 29/52 - Stationary guides or smoothers
  • B65H 29/70 - Article-bending or stiffening arrangements
  • B41J 13/10 - Sheet holders, retainers, or stationary guides
  • B65H 29/24 - Delivering or advancing articles from machines; Advancing articles to or into piles by air-blast or suction apparatus
  • B65H 5/22 - Feeding articles separated from piles; Feeding articles to machines by air-blast or suction device
  • B65H 5/36 - Article guides or smoothers, e.g. movable in operation
  • B65H 29/66 - Advancing in streams of overlapping articles

7.

Method for printing a plurality of voxels of an object

      
Application Number 15667439
Grant Number 10281904
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-08-02
First Publication Date 2017-11-16
Grant Date 2019-05-07
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Valade, Cédric T.

Abstract

The present invention relates to a method for printing a plurality of voxels of an object in a plurality of passes of a print head of a printing system over a substrate, each pass having a movement direction of the print head relative to the substrate while ejecting marking material from the print head towards the substrate, each voxel having a position in the object, the method comprising the steps of for each voxel of the object selecting a movement direction of the print head based on the position of the voxel in the object, selecting at least one pass in which the voxel will be printed, the at least one pass having a movement direction which corresponds to the selected movement direction of the print head, and printing the voxel in the selected at least one pass. The present invention also relates to a printing system configured to execute the method.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/112 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only liquids or viscous materials, e.g. depositing a continuous bead of viscous material using individual droplets, e.g. from jetting heads
  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • G05B 19/4099 - Surface or curve machining, making 3D objects, e.g. desktop manufacturing
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes

8.

Method and flat bed printer for printing print jobs on media pieces on the flat bed of the flat bed printer

      
Application Number 15653008
Grant Number 10275197
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-07-18
First Publication Date 2017-11-02
Grant Date 2019-04-30
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Lange, Martinus G. M.
  • Perdaen, Dominique M. L.
  • Wind, Anne A.

Abstract

A method for printing a plurality of print jobs on a flat bed printer includes automatically grouping the print jobs into a plurality of consecutive container jobs, and for each container job automatically creating a digital plan of the flat bed, automatically defining a mask with cutting information according to the created plan, receiving the defined mask on the flat bed, receiving the media pieces on the flat bed positioned in according with the received mask, and unattended printing of the print jobs on the media pieces by the flat bed printer making use of the received mask. The automatic grouping includes gathering the group of print jobs due to the print job characteristics of each of the print jobs and/or the flat bed characteristics of the flat bed and ordering the consecutive container jobs due to the print job characteristics of each of the print jobs and/or the flat bed characteristics of the flat bed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/12 - Digital output to print unit
  • B41J 29/393 - Devices for controlling or analysing the entire machine
  • G06K 15/10 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers by matrix printers

9.

Method for detecting an operating status of an inkjet nozzle

      
Application Number 15643212
Grant Number 10144215
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-07-06
First Publication Date 2017-10-26
Grant Date 2018-12-04
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Mihailovic, Marko
  • Hummel, Tjerk E. C.
  • Simons, Johannes M. M.
  • Veenstra, Hylke
  • Venner, Cornelis W. M.
  • Khalate, Amol A.

Abstract

An inkjet print head includes an ejection unit having a liquid chamber for holding an amount of liquid, a electromechanical transducer operatively coupled to the liquid chamber for generating a pressure wave in the amount of liquid and a nozzle in fluid communication with the liquid chamber for enabling a droplet of the amount of liquid to be ejected through the nozzle. A method for detecting an operating state of the ejection unit includes the consecutive steps of actuating the electromechanical transducer to generate a pressure wave in the liquid; actuating the electromechanical transducer to suppress a residual pressure wave in the liquid; sensing an amplitude of the residual pressure wave in the liquid; and based on the result of the sensing step determining that the ejection unit is (i) in an operative state if the amplitude of the residual pressure wave is below a threshold or (ii) in a malfunctioning state if the amplitude of the residual pressure wave is above the threshold.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 2/045 - Ink jet characterised by the jet generation process generating single droplets or particles on demand by pressure, e.g. electromechanical transducers
  • B41J 2/14 - Structure thereof

10.

Print head assembly

      
Application Number 15638833
Grant Number 10071551
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-06-30
First Publication Date 2017-10-19
Grant Date 2018-09-11
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • De Groot, Wesley A.
  • Draad, Adrianus A.

Abstract

A print head assembly including a print head unit, a cooling duct, and a blower arranged to pass a gaseous cooling medium through the cooling duct. The cooling duct has an elongated closed hollow cross-section bounded on at least one side by a flat wall. The print head unit is attached to the flat wall outside of the cooling duct such that the print head unit is cooled by the gaseous medium passing through the cooling duct via thermal contact through the flat wall of the cooling duct.

IPC Classes  ?

11.

Belt conveyor system comprising a mesh belt and a sheet conveyor system for conveying sheets in a reprographic apparatus

      
Application Number 15600052
Grant Number 09802777
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-05-19
First Publication Date 2017-09-28
Grant Date 2017-10-31
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Rietbergen, Mark
  • Prinsen, Kevin H.J.R.

Abstract

Belt conveyor system comprising: an endless mesh belt, the belt having a mesh structure and having edge areas at the lateral sides, a drive mechanism drivable by a drive motor to rotate the belt, and a steering roller for steering the lateral position of the belt, wherein an edge area comprises a band running substantially parallel to the lateral sides, the band comprising an elastic filler being provided inside the mesh structure, the elastic filler being discernible from the mesh structure, and wherein the belt conveyor system further comprises a band position detector for detecting the lateral position of the band.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 7/14 - Controlling article feeding, separating, pile-advancing, or associated apparatus, to take account of incorrect feeding, absence of articles, or presence of faulty articles by feelers or detectors by photoelectric feelers or detectors
  • B65H 5/22 - Feeding articles separated from piles; Feeding articles to machines by air-blast or suction device
  • B65H 29/24 - Delivering or advancing articles from machines; Advancing articles to or into piles by air-blast or suction apparatus
  • B65H 7/02 - Controlling article feeding, separating, pile-advancing, or associated apparatus, to take account of incorrect feeding, absence of articles, or presence of faulty articles by feelers or detectors
  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern

12.

Ink composition

      
Application Number 15618679
Grant Number 10308825
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-06-09
First Publication Date 2017-09-28
Grant Date 2019-06-04
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Van Hout, Richard F. E.

Abstract

The present invention relates to a radiation curable ink composition comprising two ester compounds. The invention further relates to a method for making such ink composition and a printing method using such ink composition.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 2/01 - Ink jet
  • B41J 11/00 - Devices or arrangements for supporting or handling copy material in sheet or web form
  • C09D 11/101 - Inks specially adapted for printing processes involving curing by wave energy or particle radiation, e.g. with UV-curing following the printing
  • C09D 11/38 - Inkjet printing inks characterised by non-macromolecular additives other than solvents, pigments or dyes
  • C09D 11/326 - Pigment inks characterised by the pigment dispersant
  • C09D 11/34 - Hot-melt inks
  • C09D 11/30 - Inkjet printing inks
  • C09D 11/03 - Printing inks characterised by features other than the chemical nature of the binder
  • C09D 11/107 - Printing inks based on artificial resins containing macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions only involving carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds from unsaturated acids or derivatives thereof

13.

Recording substrate treatment apparatus, printing system and method of drying

      
Application Number 15606384
Grant Number 10144227
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-05-26
First Publication Date 2017-09-21
Grant Date 2018-12-04
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Ramackers, Hendrikus G. M.
  • Van Beek, Albert M.

Abstract

A recording substrate treatment apparatus includes transporting mechanism for transporting a sheet of a recording substrate through a first chamber in the interior space of the recording substrate treatment apparatus; a first suction device arranged for removing a gaseous medium from the first chamber; and an impingement device, arranged for providing a first flow of the gaseous medium at the outer surface of the transporting mechanism. The first suction device is fluidly connected to the impingement device, such that in operation the impingement device receives a first flow of the gaseous medium from the first suction device. With this arrangement, the impingement flow is balanced with an air flow directly extracted from the first chamber of the recording substrate treatment apparatus. A printing system including such a recording substrate treatment apparatus and a method of drying a recording substrate using such a recording substrate recording apparatus are also disclosed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 11/00 - Devices or arrangements for supporting or handling copy material in sheet or web form
  • B41J 13/22 - Clamps or grippers
  • B41J 29/377 - Cooling or ventilating arrangements

14.

Ink composition

      
Application Number 15613886
Grant Number 10259958
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-06-05
First Publication Date 2017-09-21
Grant Date 2019-04-16
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Van Hout, Richard F. E.
  • Van Hameren, Richard

Abstract

The present invention relates to a radiation curable ink composition comprising an ester compound, that is suitable for printing high gloss images. The invention further relates to a method for making such ink composition and a printing method using such ink composition.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C08F 2/46 - Polymerisation initiated by wave energy or particle radiation
  • C08F 2/50 - Polymerisation initiated by wave energy or particle radiation by ultraviolet or visible light with sensitising agents
  • C08G 61/04 - Macromolecular compounds containing only carbon atoms in the main chain of the macromolecule, e.g. polyxylylenes only aliphatic carbon atoms
  • C09D 11/101 - Inks specially adapted for printing processes involving curing by wave energy or particle radiation, e.g. with UV-curing following the printing
  • C09D 11/30 - Inkjet printing inks
  • C09D 11/34 - Hot-melt inks
  • C09D 11/38 - Inkjet printing inks characterised by non-macromolecular additives other than solvents, pigments or dyes
  • C09D 11/326 - Pigment inks characterised by the pigment dispersant
  • B41J 2/01 - Ink jet
  • B41J 11/00 - Devices or arrangements for supporting or handling copy material in sheet or web form
  • C09D 11/03 - Printing inks characterised by features other than the chemical nature of the binder
  • C09D 11/107 - Printing inks based on artificial resins containing macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions only involving carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds from unsaturated acids or derivatives thereof

15.

Gas impingement device, recording substrate treatment apparatus and printing system comprising such gas impingement device

      
Application Number 15606240
Grant Number 10120306
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-05-26
First Publication Date 2017-09-14
Grant Date 2018-11-06
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Ramackers, Hendrikus G. M.
  • Kersten, Stan H. P.

Abstract

A gas impingement device includes a first surface including a pattern of a plurality of gas outlets, the pattern including a number of substantially parallel rows of gas outlets, the rows arranged in a direction, which direction is at a skew angle α with a front edge of the first surface of the gas impingement device. A recording substrate treatment apparatus and a printing system including such a gas impingement device and a method of drying a recording substrate by using the gas impingement device are also disclosed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03G 15/20 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern for fixing, e.g. by using heat
  • B41F 23/04 - Devices for treating the surfaces of sheets, webs or other articles in connection with printing by heat drying, by cooling, by applying powders
  • B41J 11/00 - Devices or arrangements for supporting or handling copy material in sheet or web form

16.

Printing system for cut sheets comprising a paper path with a loop

      
Application Number 15594047
Grant Number 10081201
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-05-12
First Publication Date 2017-08-31
Grant Date 2018-09-25
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Kandelaars, Jacobus J.
  • Vestjens, Patrick G. H.

Abstract

The present invention relates to a printing system for printing a plurality of sheets having different media properties, and a paper path comprising a loop in order to enable printing on the plurality of sheets in an interweaving first and second pass in the loop, and a print engine for disposing marking material on the sheets according to the image data. The print system comprises a pattern recognition module for recognizing a repeating pattern in the plurality of sheets on the basis of the media properties of the sheets. The control unit is configured to determine the entrance time of each of the plurality of sheets for entering the loop in the paper path for the first pass and for the second pass while taking the repeating pattern recognized by the pattern recognition module and a length of the loop into account.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 13/00 - Devices or arrangements specially adapted for supporting or handling copy material in short lengths, e.g. sheets
  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern

17.

Sheet conveying system

      
Application Number 15591769
Grant Number 09896290
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-05-10
First Publication Date 2017-08-24
Grant Date 2018-02-20
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Jacobs, Roy H. R.
  • Nolting, Erik E. M.
  • Rietbergen, Mark

Abstract

A sheet conveying system includes an upstream conveyor section having an endless first conveyor belt movable in a first conveying direction x and extending in a first lateral direction z, the first conveying direction x and the first lateral direction z defining a first conveying plane xz; and a downstream conveyor section having an endless second conveyor belt that adjoins the first conveyor belt and is movable in a second conveying direction x′ and extends in a second lateral direction z′, the second conveying direction x′ and the second lateral direction z′ defining a second conveying plane x′z′. The conveyor sections are adapted to hold the sheets slip-free on the first and second conveyor belts. The second conveyor belt has a shear compliance in the second conveying plane x′z′ that is larger than the shear compliance of the first conveyor belt in the first conveying plane xz.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 29/24 - Delivering or advancing articles from machines; Advancing articles to or into piles by air-blast or suction apparatus
  • B65H 5/22 - Feeding articles separated from piles; Feeding articles to machines by air-blast or suction device
  • B65H 29/16 - Delivering or advancing articles from machines; Advancing articles to or into piles by contact of one face only with moving tapes, bands, or chains
  • B65H 11/00 - Feed tables

18.

Method for detecting an operating state of an inkjet print head nozzle

      
Application Number 15493960
Grant Number 10183484
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-04-21
First Publication Date 2017-08-10
Grant Date 2019-01-22
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Veenstra, Hylke
  • Mihailovic, Marko
  • Venner, Cornelis W. M.
  • Khalate, Amol A.
  • Hummel, Tjerk E. C.

Abstract

For assessing the functioning of an ejection unit of an inkjet print head, a comparison of a residual pressure wave with a residual pressure wave reference is employed. To enable assessment during printing, multiple residual pressure wave references are provided, each relating to a condition relevant to the residual pressure wave. Such a condition may relate to an actuation status of an adjacent ejection unit which may cause crosstalk, for example. When performing the assessment, the condition during assessment is taken into account, for example for selecting a suitable residual pressure wave reference, such that an appropriate and correct assessment can be performed independent from the conditions during assessment.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 2/045 - Ink jet characterised by the jet generation process generating single droplets or particles on demand by pressure, e.g. electromechanical transducers
  • B41J 2/21 - Ink jet for multi-colour printing
  • B41J 2/165 - Prevention of nozzle clogging, e.g. cleaning, capping or moistening for nozzles
  • B41J 2/14 - Structure thereof
  • B41J 2/325 - Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed characterised by selective application of heat to a heat sensitive printing or impression-transfer material using thermal heads by selective transfer of ink from ink carrier, e.g. from ink ribbon or sheet
  • B41J 2/355 - Control circuits for heating-element selection

19.

Printing system comprising a proof print repository

      
Application Number 15499985
Grant Number 10061546
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-04-28
First Publication Date 2017-08-10
Grant Date 2018-08-28
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Kessels, Gerardus G. J. C.

Abstract

The present invention relates to a printing system, comprising a print job receiving section permitting a user to submit a print job to the printing system, the print job comprising a plurality of print job settings, a print job queue section comprising a print job queue for print jobs submitted to the printing system and scheduled to be printed, and a proof print repository section comprising a proof print repository for proof print jobs submitted to the printing system. The printing system comprises a continuous monitoring section configured to compare print job settings of a proof print job residing in the proof print repository or scheduled in the print job queue with current resources available in the printing system according to a proof print policy. The proof print policy is attached to the proof print job and comprises a comparison criterion. Upon a match of the print job settings of the proof print job with the current resources according to the comparison criterion, the proof print job is scheduled in the print job queue.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/12 - Digital output to print unit
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof

20.

Printing system and method for defect detection in a printing system

      
Application Number 15476419
Grant Number 10144236
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-03-31
First Publication Date 2017-08-10
Grant Date 2018-12-04
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Van Acquoij, Catharinus
  • Kawaguchi, Daisuke
  • Jacobs, Roy H. R.
  • Clevers, Ernest J. J.

Abstract

The present invention provides a printing system with an apparatus for defect detection comprising a sensing unit for sensing a surface geometry or topology of a sheet and for generating data representative of that surface geometry or topology, a processor device for processing the data to detect and classify deformations, and a controller for controlling further progress of the sheet along the transport path of the printing system in dependence upon the deformations detected and classified by the processor device. Furthermore, the invention provides a corresponding method of detecting defects in a printing system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 29/38 - Drives, motors, controls, or automatic cut-off devices for the entire printing mechanism
  • B41J 11/00 - Devices or arrangements for supporting or handling copy material in sheet or web form
  • B41J 13/00 - Devices or arrangements specially adapted for supporting or handling copy material in short lengths, e.g. sheets
  • B65H 29/62 - Article switches or diverters diverting faulty articles from the main stream
  • B65H 85/00 - Recirculating articles, i.e. feeding each article to, and delivering it from, the same machine work-station more than once
  • B65H 7/06 - Controlling article feeding, separating, pile-advancing, or associated apparatus, to take account of incorrect feeding, absence of articles, or presence of faulty articles by feelers or detectors responsive to presence of faulty articles or incorrect separation or feed
  • B41J 2/21 - Ink jet for multi-colour printing
  • B65H 43/04 - Use of control, checking, or safety devices, e.g. automatic devices comprising an element for sensing a variable detecting, or responding to, presence of faulty articles
  • B41F 33/00 - Indicating, counting, warning, control or safety devices

21.

Method for ejecting sheets from an output holder of a printing device

      
Application Number 15493256
Grant Number 10077162
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-04-21
First Publication Date 2017-08-03
Grant Date 2018-09-18
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Bouwmans, Peter F. M.
  • Van De Hee, Johan
  • Schoenmakers, Erik J. W.

Abstract

The invention relates to a method for ejecting a stack of sheets from an output holder attached to a printing device, the output holder configured to hold a stack of sheets printed upon by the printing device according to a plurality of print jobs submitted to the printing device, the printing device comprising a control unit for controlling the receiving of the plurality of print jobs in a print job queue and the printing of the plurality of print jobs according to the print job queue, the method comprising the steps of receiving a trigger comprising information for an ejection of the stack for another reason than a full output holder, the stack ejection to be performed before the start of the printing of a print job residing in the print job queue or after the print job residing in the print job queue has been printed, and entering a task for the ejection of the stack at a position in the print job queue, the position determining an intended moment in time of the ejection of the stack corresponding to the information comprised in the trigger. The invention also relates to a printing system configured to execute the method according to the present invention.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 29/00 - Delivering or advancing articles from machines; Advancing articles to or into piles
  • B65H 31/30 - Arrangements for removing completed piles
  • B65H 39/10 - Associating articles from a single source, e.g. to form a writing pad
  • G06F 3/12 - Digital output to print unit
  • B41J 13/00 - Devices or arrangements specially adapted for supporting or handling copy material in short lengths, e.g. sheets
  • B65H 43/00 - Use of control, checking, or safety devices, e.g. automatic devices comprising an element for sensing a variable

22.

Document processing system for processing a print job

      
Application Number 15476000
Grant Number 10324665
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-03-31
First Publication Date 2017-07-20
Grant Date 2019-06-18
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Van Horssen, Ernst P.
  • Luttmer, Maurice L. M.
  • Geels, Jan H.
  • Helder, Matthieu W. J.

Abstract

A method for processing with a document processing system is provided. The method includes generating a sheet assembly by executing a production route model of at least one function leading to a plurality of actions, the sheet assembly including a set of transitions that result from invocation of the plurality of actions, extracting from the sheet assembly a document imposition recipe including a set of imposition descriptions generated by computing transformations and parameters for each transition performed on the sheet assembly, and rendering the imposition descriptions of the document imposition recipe on behalf of at least one source file in order to deliver impositions in a source format describing at least placement of content of pages of the source file and action marks for subsequent displaying of the impositions on a user interface of the document processing system and/or for subsequent processing on the at least one printer and/or an the at least one finisher. A document processing system is configured to execute the method.

IPC Classes  ?

23.

Printing system and method for transporting a print medium in a printing system

      
Application Number 15475787
Grant Number 10377154
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-03-31
First Publication Date 2017-07-20
Grant Date 2019-08-13
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Van Beek, Albert M.
  • Haenen, Marcel J. H. M.
  • Hogenhorst, Hendrik K.

Abstract

The invention provides a printing system with a transport mechanism for transporting sheets. The transport mechanism comprises: a conveyor body for supporting and conveying a plurality of sheets a transport path; suction means, and especially fan means, for generating an under-pressure at or adjacent to the conveyor body to hold the sheets fixed in position on the conveyor body as it conveys the plurality of sheets along the transport path; and a controller for controlling or regulating operation of the suction means to adjust the under-pressure generated. The controller is configured to control operation of the suction means based on delivery of the plurality of sheets to the conveyor body and/or a change in the delivery of the sheets to the conveyor body. Further, the invention provides a corresponding method of transporting sheets of a print medium in a printing system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 13/00 - Devices or arrangements specially adapted for supporting or handling copy material in short lengths, e.g. sheets
  • B41J 11/00 - Devices or arrangements for supporting or handling copy material in sheet or web form
  • B41J 13/22 - Clamps or grippers

24.

Web winding device

      
Application Number 15374569
Grant Number 10280023
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-12-09
First Publication Date 2017-06-29
Grant Date 2019-05-07
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Verhofstad, Wilhelmus J. E. G.
  • Janssen, Henricus A. M.
  • Lemmens, Maurice J. C.
  • Kemp, Marco
  • Van Rhee, Hermanus P. H. M.

Abstract

at the second angular position, guiding the leading edge between the web on the transport path and the take-up roller for attaching the leading edge to the take-up roller.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 19/28 - Attaching the leading end of the web to the replacement web-roll core or spindle

25.

Method for scheduling operator actions for a print-while-rip job and a print system

      
Application Number 15388028
Grant Number 09779336
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-12-22
First Publication Date 2017-06-29
Grant Date 2017-10-03
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Wierda, Klaas Jan
  • Thijssen, Abraham

Abstract

A method for scheduling operator actions for a print job to be printed in a print-while-rip mode includes assuming at least one part of a print job duration which is unknown due to missing information, establishing at least one operator action during the at least one second part of the print job duration based on a first part of the print job duration, displaying a time bar for the print job on the user interface, the time bar starting from the established start time and including a first time bar part corresponding to and proportional to the first part of the print job duration and at least one second time bar part corresponding to the at least one second part of the print job duration, and for each established operation action, displaying a digital object representing the operator action at the corresponding moment in time on the second time bar part.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06K 15/02 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers
  • G06K 15/00 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data

26.

INKJET PRINTHEAD

      
Application Number EP2016080767
Publication Number 2017/108499
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-12-13
Publication Date 2017-06-29
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Hollands, Peter J.
  • Moens, Marco T.R.

Abstract

In an inkjet print head for generating a droplet of ink, the inkjet print head comprises an ink supply substrate having an ink supply channel in fluid communication with an ink supply connector channel for receiving ink from an ink reservoir and in fluid communication with an ink return connector channel for supplying ink to the ink reservoir; a droplet forming unit arranged on the ink supply substrate, the droplet forming unit having an ink inlet surface, in which ink inlet surface an ink inlet port for receiving ink from the ink supply substrate is arranged; a manifold chamber formed over the ink inlet surface of the droplet forming unit; and a filter arranged between the ink supply substrate and droplet forming unit, the filter having a first filter surface at an upstream side and a second filter surface at a downstream side, the second filter surface being opposite to the first filter surface and filter holes extending from the first filter surface to the second filter surface. The first filter surface forms a wall of the ink supply channel.

IPC Classes  ?

27.

Inkjet printhead

      
Application Number 15374627
Grant Number 09802405
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-12-09
First Publication Date 2017-06-29
Grant Date 2017-10-31
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Hollands, Peter J.
  • Moens, Marco T. R.

Abstract

In an inkjet print head for generating a droplet of ink, the inkjet print head comprises an ink supply substrate, a droplet forming unit arranged on the ink supply substrate and an intermediate element arranged between the ink supply substrate and the droplet forming unit. The intermediate element has a first element surface on which the droplet forming unit is arranged and the intermediate element has a second element surface opposite to the first element surface. The intermediate element is supported on the ink supply substrate at the second element surface. The intermediate element is provided with a number of support protrusions at the second element surface. Due to the support protrusions, differences in coefficient of thermal expansion of the droplet forming unit and the ink supply substrate may reduce an effect of a resulting deformation of the droplet forming unit on an image quality.

IPC Classes  ?

28.

INKJET PRINTHEAD

      
Application Number EP2016082135
Publication Number 2017/108925
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-12-21
Publication Date 2017-06-29
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Hollands, Peter J.
  • Moens, Marco T.R.

Abstract

An inkjet print head for generating a droplet of ink comprises an ink supply substrate comprising an ink supply channel; a droplet forming unit arranged on the ink supply substrate; and a manifold chamber formed over an ink inlet surface of the droplet forming unit. The manifold chamber comprises a first wall formed by the ink inlet surface, a second closed wall formed opposite to the first wall and a side wall extending between the first wall and the second wall and surrounding the manifold chamber. The manifold chamber extends in a manifold plane. The inkjet print head further comprises a manifold supply channel arranged in the manifold plane and surrounding the manifold chamber. The ink supply channel is in fluid communication with the manifold supply channel. A number of manifold feed openings in the side wall provide for a fluid connection between the manifold supply channel and the manifold chamber. The number of manifold feed openings is arranged surrounding the manifold chamber to enable ink to flow into the manifold chamber in at least two different flow directions. The multiple flow directions prevent dead zones in the manifold chamber.

IPC Classes  ?

29.

Method of converting image data from source format into target format

      
Application Number 15369516
Grant Number 09892346
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-12-05
First Publication Date 2017-06-22
Grant Date 2018-02-13
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Luijten, Christian
  • Hermans, Frank
  • Terwellen, Christian
  • Dragomir, Oana

Abstract

A method is provided for converting image data from a source format into a target format in a system including a converter for converting a sequence of data from the source format into an intermediate format, and an image processing system for converting the data from the intermediate format into the target format. The inverter is capable of dividing the data in the intermediate format into separate files. The method includes the steps of processing a first file in the image processing system; compiling a second file in the converter; and when the first file has been processed completely, instructing the converter to close the second file and send it to the image processing system and to open a new file for the next data to be converted.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/12 - Digital output to print unit
  • G06K 15/02 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers

30.

Method and flatbed printer for creating prints on pieces of media having a different thickness

      
Application Number 15450774
Grant Number 09931872
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-03-06
First Publication Date 2017-06-22
Grant Date 2018-04-03
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Wind, Anne A.

Abstract

A method for printing by means of a flatbed printer including a flatbed surface for placing a plurality of pieces of media to be printed upon, the plurality of pieces of media having different thicknesses, a control unit for controlling the printing of digital images on the plurality of pieces of media, a gantry constructed to move over the flatbed surface in a first direction and extending in a second direction, a print head configured to eject recording material on the plurality of pieces of media and attached to the gantry, the method including the steps of dividing the flatbed surface into a plurality of strips extending in the second direction over a length of the flatbed surface in the second direction, storing a position of each of the plurality of strips in storage of the control unit, for each strip coupling in storage a thickness range to the strip, the thickness range including a maximum allowed thickness for a piece of media to be placed in the strip on the flatbed surface and a minimum allowed thickness for a piece of media to be printed upon when placed in the strip on the flatbed surface, establishing a position of each piece of media of the plurality of pieces of media in the appropriate strip according to the thickness of the piece of media, moving the print head over the flatbed surface, and ejecting the recording material on the plurality of pieces of media when moving the print head over the flatbed surface, wherein upon the print head reaching a strip when moving over the flatbed surface, adapting the distance from the print head to the flatbed surface according to the thickness range coupled to the strip.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 3/28 - Typewriters or selective printing or marking mechanisms characterised by the purpose for which they are constructed for printing downwardly on flat surfaces, e.g. of books, drawings, boxes
  • B41J 13/00 - Devices or arrangements specially adapted for supporting or handling copy material in short lengths, e.g. sheets

31.

Aqueous reaction liquid composition, ink set comprising such aqueous reaction liquid composition and method of printing using such aqueous reaction liquid composition

      
Application Number 15434307
Grant Number 10138389
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-02-16
First Publication Date 2017-06-08
Grant Date 2018-11-27
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Willems, Guido G.
  • Kuijpers, Heidy A. J. M.

Abstract

The present invention relates to an aqueous reaction liquid comprising a salt, a first surfactant being an amphoteric surfactant and a second surfactant being a non-ionic surfactant, preferably selected from the group consisting of hydrophilic silicones (such as polyalkylene oxide modified silicones/polyether modified silicones), alkoxylated alcohols, fluorosurfactants, polyether modified silicone surfactants and polyethyleneoxides. Reaction liquids according to the present invention show improved spreading on print substrates when applied, which is beneficial when the reaction liquid is applied by an ink jet method. The present invention further pertains to an ink set comprising such a reaction liquid and a method of printing using such an ink set.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C09D 11/54 - Inks based on two liquids, one liquid being the ink, the other liquid being a reaction solution, a fixer or a treatment solution for the ink
  • C09D 11/322 - Pigment inks
  • C09D 11/38 - Inkjet printing inks characterised by non-macromolecular additives other than solvents, pigments or dyes
  • C09D 11/40 - Ink-sets specially adapted for multi-colour inkjet printing
  • B41J 2/01 - Ink jet

32.

User interface for media processing apparatus

      
Application Number 15436395
Grant Number 10430058
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-02-17
First Publication Date 2017-06-08
Grant Date 2019-10-01
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Krikke, Nanne
  • Van Dun, Josephus A. M.
  • Hermus, Bastiaan J.

Abstract

A user interface for at least one media processing apparatus includes a display device connected to an apparatus control system and arranged to visualize timings of events occurring or expected to occur in a processing sequence of the apparatus, the timings being visualized by showing an indication of each event on a timeline that has a certain time scale and a certain zero point, wherein the timeline has at least two sections which differ in the time scale and/or the zero point.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object, an image or a displayed text element, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
  • G06F 3/0485 - Scrolling or panning
  • G06F 3/12 - Digital output to print unit
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof

33.

Multi-chip print head

      
Application Number 15431484
Grant Number 10093097
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-02-13
First Publication Date 2017-06-08
Grant Date 2018-10-09
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Shklyarevskiy, Igor O.
  • Verzijl, Klaas
  • Van Der Meer, René J.

Abstract

A print head includes a plurality of chip-like tiles arranged on a common substrate, each tile having a front face with an array of recording elements disposed in the front face in a predetermined pattern, and a generally rectangular contour with a cut-out formed at at least one of its four corners, each cut-out being delimited by two reference-defining walls extending normal to one another and to the front face and serving as a reference for positioning the tiles on the substrate so as to establish a predetermined positional relationship between the recording elements of the different tiles. The substrate has a plurality of recesses accommodating each at least a part of a tile and having side walls that define engagement surfaces for each of the reference-defining walls of each tile, the substrate is formed of a material that is suitable for photo-lithographic processing, and the engagement surfaces of the substrate are surfaces formed by photo-lithographic techniques.

IPC Classes  ?

34.

Method of printing

      
Application Number 15435517
Grant Number 10240060
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-02-17
First Publication Date 2017-06-08
Grant Date 2019-03-26
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Willems, Guido G.

Abstract

A method of printing includes a. providing a substrate, a reaction liquid including a coagulation agent and an ink set including a first ink composition including a first colorant and a second ink composition including a second colorant, different from the first colorant, wherein both the first colorant and the second colorant are dispersed as primary particles in the first ink composition and the second ink composition, respectively; b. applying the reaction liquid to a first surface of the substrate; c. printing a first layer of the first ink composition and a second ink layer of the second ink composition on the first surface of the substrate, wherein upon contact with the coagulation agent, the primary particles present in the first ink layer and in the second ink layer agglomerate such that secondary particles are formed in the first ink layer and in the second ink layer respectively, wherein the first ink layer obtains a first opacity and the second ink layer obtains a second opacity, wherein the ink layer obtaining the highest opacity is printed first. With such a method, the color gamut of an ink set including inks having a high light-fastness can be significantly improved. Printed matter, printed with the method is also disclosed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 2/21 - Ink jet for multi-colour printing
  • C09D 11/54 - Inks based on two liquids, one liquid being the ink, the other liquid being a reaction solution, a fixer or a treatment solution for the ink
  • C09D 11/03 - Printing inks characterised by features other than the chemical nature of the binder
  • C09D 11/107 - Printing inks based on artificial resins containing macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions only involving carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds from unsaturated acids or derivatives thereof
  • C09D 11/322 - Pigment inks
  • C09D 11/38 - Inkjet printing inks characterised by non-macromolecular additives other than solvents, pigments or dyes

35.

Refill adapter for coupling a toner bottle to a toner reservoir in a printing system and associated method

      
Application Number 15354014
Grant Number 10048617
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-11-17
First Publication Date 2017-06-01
Grant Date 2018-08-14
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Schulkes, Joseph A.
  • Salomons, Otto W.

Abstract

The present invention provides a refill adapter for coupling a closure of a toner bottle to a toner reservoir, the refill adapter comprising: a base having an insertion area for receiving the closure inserted therein and an opening mechanism for opening the closure, wherein the opening mechanism is configured to hold a first closure member of the closure and to move a second closure member of the closure relative to the first closure member along an axis between a closed position, in which the second closure member cooperates with the first closure member to close or seal an outlet opening of the closure, and an open position for dispensing toner from the toner bottle through the outlet opening into the toner reservoir; a sealing device comprising a first sealing part, which is fixed to the base, and a second sealing part, which is movable relative to the first sealing part, wherein the second sealing part is configured to be moved together with the second closure member along the axis and to thereby contact the second closure member for isolating an outer region of the closure from an inner region of the closure, which is in contact with toner. Furthermore, the invention provides a corresponding method of coupling a toner bottle to a toner reservoir, and a printing system comprising such a refill adapter and/or for performing such a method.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03G 15/08 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern for developing using a solid developer, e.g. powder developer

36.

Orifice surface, print head comprising an orifice surface and method for forming the orifice surface

      
Application Number 15363747
Grant Number 09833996
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-11-29
First Publication Date 2017-06-01
Grant Date 2017-12-05
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Wang, Zhanhua
  • Zuilhof, Johannes T.
  • Van Den Berg, Marcus J.

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for preparing a nozzle surface provided with a coating having anti-wetting and anti-fouling property. The method is based, for example, on the self-healing property of the coating used in the method. Also disclosed is a nozzle surface having such coating and a print head having the nozzle surface.

IPC Classes  ?

37.

MEDIUM SUPPORT MEMBER

      
Application Number EP2016075847
Publication Number 2017/076719
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-10-26
Publication Date 2017-05-11
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Rybolov, Alexander

Abstract

A medium support member comprising an overlay (1) which comprises a plurality of through-holes (5) for applying a suction force to a medium, and a spacer array (10), which spacer array comprising at least one spacer member (12) and is provided on the bottom surface of the overlay for forming a gap (13) between the table and the overlay. The overlay further comprises a recess (3) for a medium registration element, which recess extends from the top surface of the overlay to the bottom surface of the overlay. The at least one spacer member on the bottom surface of the overlay is positioned between the recess and a through-hole (5a). A groove (6) is provided in the top surface of the overlay, which groove extends from the through-hole (5a) over the at least one spacer member (12) for applying a suction force to a medium.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41F 15/20 - Supports for workpieces with suction-operated elements
  • B41J 11/00 - Devices or arrangements for supporting or handling copy material in sheet or web form
  • B41J 11/06 - Flat page-size platens

38.

PRINTING ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF PREVENTING A GASEOUS EMISSION FROM THE PRINTING ASSEMBLY ENTERING A SURROUNDINGS

      
Application Number EP2016075876
Publication Number 2017/076725
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-10-27
Publication Date 2017-05-11
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Mulkens, Edwin C.

Abstract

In a printing assembly for providing an image on a medium, the printing assembly comprises a print station for providing a recording substance on the medium for forming the image. The recording substance releases a gaseous emission after application on the medium. An air stream supply unit and an air stream pick-up unit for generating an air stream from the air stream supply unit to the air stream pick-up unit are provided and arranged such that the air stream is positioned between a printed part of the medium, on which printed part the recording substance is provided, and a surroundings of the printing assembly. The air stream thus forms an air curtain preventing the gaseous emission from entering the surroundings.

IPC Classes  ?

39.

Method for stopping a print system

      
Application Number 15297465
Grant Number 09740973
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-10-19
First Publication Date 2017-05-04
Grant Date 2017-08-22
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Schoenmakers, Erik J. W.
  • Looijmans, Rob J. E.

Abstract

A method and print system for stopping the print system are disclosed. The print system includes a control unit for controlling the printing of sheets, a print engine for printing recording material on the sheets, an input tray for holding sheets to be printed upon, and a finishing unit. The method includes scheduling printing and finishing of a plurality of sheets, including sending a sheet request from the control unit to the finishing unit, and upon receiving the sheet request, the finishing unit provides an earliest expected arrival time of a sheet at the finishing unit to the control unit. When this time is too huge, operator intervention is required and the finishing unit reports an error to the control unit, after a previous sheet has been deposited in the finishing unit, and the control units stops the print engine before the sheet leaves the input tray.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06K 15/00 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data
  • B41J 13/00 - Devices or arrangements specially adapted for supporting or handling copy material in short lengths, e.g. sheets
  • B41J 2/01 - Ink jet
  • B41J 29/387 - Automatic cut-off devices
  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern

40.

TONER COMPOSITION

      
Application Number EP2016075581
Publication Number 2017/072082
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-10-24
Publication Date 2017-05-04
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Verleg, Stefan
  • Barnhoorn, Jacobus P.F.
  • Timmermans, Henricus P.M.
  • Caris, Leon

Abstract

The present invention relates to a colored toner composition that shows improved fusing behavior. The toner composition comprises a small amount of iron oxide. The invention further relates to the use of between 0.1 and 4 wt% of iron oxide in a colored toner composition for said purpose.

IPC Classes  ?

41.

Apparatus and method for positioning a substrate on a support body

      
Application Number 15298607
Grant Number 09889682
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-10-20
First Publication Date 2017-05-04
Grant Date 2018-02-13
Owner Oce-Technologies B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Nijkamp, Aart

Abstract

An apparatus is provided for positioning a substrate on a support body. The apparatus comprises the support body for supporting the substrate, at least one registration element, wherein said at least one registration element is positioned and arranged for registering the substrate in a preselected position on the support body when brought into a registering state. The apparatus further comprises a registration actuator movably arranged with respect to the support body for selectively arranging a registration element into the registering state.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 11/00 - Devices or arrangements for supporting or handling copy material in sheet or web form

42.

Method for approving a new print medium for use in a print system

      
Application Number 15337680
Grant Number 09925810
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-10-28
First Publication Date 2017-05-04
Grant Date 2018-03-27
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Kalloe, Vijay A.
  • Huijbers, Jeroen P. J.
  • Berghs, Ronnie J. H. G.
  • Van Herpen, Wilhelmus M.

Abstract

A system and method for adding a print medium digitally to a print system are disclosed. The print system has a control unit for controlling a print job queue and print system parameters, a print engine, an input section, and a receiving section. The method includes receiving the print medium in the input section, loading a test job having prescribed print system parameters in the receiving section, printing a large number of prints of the test job to establish an unwanted deposit of marking material on the side of the stack, and establishing whether or not an unwanted marking material is deposited on a stack height side of the stack. If unwanted deposit is established, then printing a number of blank sheets of the same print medium, adjusting the print system parameters, and returning to printing. If no unwanted deposit is established, approving the use of the print medium.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 11/00 - Devices or arrangements for supporting or handling copy material in sheet or web form
  • G03G 5/05 - Organic bonding materials; Methods for coating a substrate with a photoconductive layer; Inert supplements for use in photoconductive layers
  • B41J 29/38 - Drives, motors, controls, or automatic cut-off devices for the entire printing mechanism
  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern

43.

Printing system having an attached local user interface

      
Application Number 15298747
Grant Number 10165138
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-10-20
First Publication Date 2017-04-27
Grant Date 2018-12-25
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Pilot, Vincent

Abstract

A printing system includes a local user interface arranged to be attached to the printing system, a plurality of functional modules, and a control system. The local user interface has a display device connected to the control system, and the display device displays information on a display screen. The orientation of the display device may be detected via a determining device. The control system receives the orientation of the display device, upon a change of the orientation of the display device, and automatically determines a functional module of the plurality of modules, which is in an operator's perception view. The display device receives the information regarding the determined functional module and displays this information on an information window. A method for displaying information of a printing system is also disclosed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 3/46 - Printing mechanisms combined with apparatus providing a visual indication
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof
  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern

44.

Printer carriage support structure

      
Application Number 15282249
Grant Number 09718291
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-09-30
First Publication Date 2017-04-20
Grant Date 2017-08-01
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Elferink, Maarten J. H.

Abstract

A printing assembly comprises a medium support surface, a guide assembly and a carriage support structure for moveably supporting a print head carriage on the guide assembly. The guide assembly is arranged to move the print head carriage in a carriage plane, which carriage plane is parallel to the medium support surface. The guide assembly comprises a guide beam; and a guide rail arranged on the guide beam. The guide rail and the guide beam each extend in a scanning direction. The printer carriage support structure comprises a guide frame arranged on the guide rail and the guide frame is moveable in the scanning direction and extends in the scanning direction between a first support position and a second support position. The guide frame is supported on the guide rail at said first support position and at said second support position. A carriage frame is moveably supported on the guide rail through the guide frame. The carriage frame is coupled to the guide frame such that the carriage frame is moveable relative to the guide frame in the carriage plane.

IPC Classes  ?

45.

Guide device for guiding a printed medium onto a take-up roll in a printing system

      
Application Number 15291251
Grant Number 10183510
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-10-12
First Publication Date 2017-04-20
Grant Date 2019-01-22
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Blom, Ronnie E. A.
  • Clabbers, Tom J. H.
  • Wind, Anne A.
  • Nacken, Peter F. M.
  • Lemmens, Maurice J. C.
  • Holtman, Lodewijk T.
  • Philipse, Hermanus J. P. M.

Abstract

The present invention provides a guide device for guiding print medium onto a take-up roll in a printing system. The guide device comprises a first guide member presenting a substantially planar surface for limiting or preventing lateral deviation of a printed medium output from the printing system as the medium moves along a transport path towards a take-up roll for winding or taking up a length of the medium. The first guide member is stationary in use. A position of the first guide member is adjustable in a direction transverse to the transport path for setting the position to limit or prevent lateral deviation of the medium along the transport path. The guide device further comprises a second guide member presenting a support surface configured and arranged to support the medium thereon as the medium travels along the transport path towards the take-up roll. The first guide member and the second guide member are preferably integrally formed as a guide unit. Further, the invention provides a printing system which incorporates such a guide device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 15/04 - Supporting, feeding, or guiding devices; Mountings for web rolls or spindles
  • B41J 2/01 - Ink jet
  • B65H 29/52 - Stationary guides or smoothers
  • B65H 23/04 - Registering, tensioning, smoothing, or guiding webs longitudinally
  • B65H 19/24 - Accumulating surplus web delivered while changing the web roll
  • B65H 20/32 - Arrangements for accumulating surplus web by making loops
  • B65H 23/032 - Controlling transverse register of web
  • B65H 23/10 - Registering, tensioning, smoothing, or guiding webs longitudinally by retarding devices, e.g. acting on web-roll spindle acting on running web
  • B65H 29/00 - Delivering or advancing articles from machines; Advancing articles to or into piles

46.

Preventing bleeding of multi-color print by in-line jetting

      
Application Number 15292685
Grant Number 09950544
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-10-13
First Publication Date 2017-04-20
Grant Date 2018-04-24
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Evers, Roy W. N.
  • Moonen, Jozef P.
  • Markies, Peter R.
  • Colin, Peter O.
  • Van Den Beucken, Franciscus J. H. M.
  • Peng, Ke

Abstract

An ink-jet printing method includes printing an image with at least one ink on a recording medium, and applying a cover liquid on the image formed with the at least one ink within 1 s after printing the image with the at least one ink. An ink-jet printing apparatus includes at least one printing unit for printing an image with at least one ink on a recording medium, and an application unit for applying a cover liquid on the image formed with the at least one ink.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 2/01 - Ink jet
  • B41J 11/00 - Devices or arrangements for supporting or handling copy material in sheet or web form

47.

Apparatus and method for assisting change-over of take-up rolls in a printing system

      
Application Number 15292737
Grant Number 09884491
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-10-13
First Publication Date 2017-04-20
Grant Date 2018-02-06
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Nacken, Peter F. M.
  • Clabbers, Tom J. H.
  • Blom, Ronnie E. A.
  • Wind, Anne A.

Abstract

The present invention provides apparatus for assisting change-over of take-up rolls in a printing system, especially in a roll-to-roll printing system. The apparatus comprises a guide device for directing or guiding printed sheet output from the printing system along a transport path towards a take-up roll for winding or taking up a length of the printed sheet, and a first clamping device for holding a new leading edge region of the printed sheet formed after the printed sheet is cut to terminate the length of the sheet to be wound or taken up onto the take-up roll. The first clamping device is configured to hold or clamp the new leading edge region of the printed sheet against movement along the transport path towards the take-up roll. The guide device is movable to redirect the printed sheet output from the printing system to a buffer zone, and the guide device is configured to redirect the printed sheet to the buffer zone when the first clamping device holds or clamps the new leading edge region of the printed sheet. Furthermore, the invention provides a corresponding method of handling take-up rolls in a printing system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 2/00 - Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed
  • B41J 11/00 - Devices or arrangements for supporting or handling copy material in sheet or web form

48.

PROCESS OF MANUFACTURING DROPLET JETTING DEVICES

      
Application Number EP2016074023
Publication Number 2017/063950
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-10-07
Publication Date 2017-04-20
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Reinten, Hans
  • Van Der Meer, René J.
  • Huygens, Maikel A.J.
  • Verzijl, Klaas

Abstract

A process of manufacturing droplet jetting devices (10; 10') by bonding together a nozzle wafer (16a) defining nozzles (50) of the jetting devices, a membrane wafer (14a) carrying, on a membrane (30), actuators (32) for generating pressure waves in a liquid in pressure chambers (20) that are connected to the nozzles (50), and a distribution wafer (12a) forming a distribution layer (12) that defines supply lines (18) for supplying the liquid to the pressure chambers (20), from a liquid reservoir formed on a side of the distribution layer opposite to the membrane wafer, and by dicing the bonded wafers, characterized in that the distribution layer (12) has a thickness larger than the thickness of each of the other two wafers (14a, 16a), and a restrictor (56) for controlling the inertance of the liquid supply line (18) is formed through the distribution layer (12) in a direction normal to the plane of that layer.

IPC Classes  ?

49.

Printing system supporting unattended printing and a method of unattended printing by a printing system

      
Application Number 15285074
Grant Number 09858020
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-10-04
First Publication Date 2017-04-13
Grant Date 2018-01-02
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Westerhoff, Jurgen
  • Gerrits, Antonius M.
  • Kalloe, Vijay A.

Abstract

The invention relates to a printing system for printing a plurality of print jobs, the printing system having a receiving unit for receiving the print jobs, a controller for controlling a scheduling process and a printing process of the print jobs, a print unit for printing the print jobs, a plurality of supply holders for holding supply material for printing, and a user interface for communicating to the operator scheduled supply operator actions. Each of the scheduled supply operator actions is linked to one of the plurality of supply holders. The controller has an establishing unit for establishing a time period of unattended printing of the printing system, and a determination unit for determining scheduled supply operator actions per holder needed to be done before the time period of unattended printing starts. The user interface displays the established time period of unattended printing and the determined supply operator actions per holder. The invention also relates to a method suitable for application in the printing system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 15/00 - Digital computers in general; Data processing equipment in general
  • G06F 3/12 - Digital output to print unit
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof

50.

AQUEOUS INKJET PRIMERING COMPOSITION PROVIDING BOTH PINNING AND INK SPREADING FUNCTIONALITY

      
Application Number EP2016073288
Publication Number 2017/060153
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-09-29
Publication Date 2017-04-13
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Markies, Peter R.
  • Moonen, Jozef P.
  • Colin, Peter. O.
  • Evers, Roy W.N
  • Van Den Beucken, Franciscus J.H.M.
  • Peng, Ke

Abstract

The present invention relates to a pre-treatment liquid providing improved spreading property when printing an ink-jet image, as well as an an ink-jet printing method comprising applying the pre-treatment liquid of the invention on a recording medium prior to printing an ink-jet image and a method of pre-treating a recording medium, comprising pre-treating a recording medium with the pre-treatment liquid of the invention. With the present pre-treatment liquid a combination an improved spreading of the ink on the pre-treated recording medium can be achieved.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41M 5/00 - Duplicating or marking methods; Sheet materials for use therein
  • C09D 125/00 - Coating compositions based on homopolymers or copolymers of compounds having one or more unsaturated aliphatic radicals, each having only one carbon-to-carbon double bond, and at least one being terminated by an aromatic carbocyclic ring; Coating compositions based on derivatives of such polymers
  • C09D 139/00 - Coating compositions based on homopolymers or copolymers of compounds having one or more unsaturated aliphatic radicals, each having only one carbon-to-carbon double bond, and at least one being terminated by a single or double bond to nitrogen or by; Coating compositions based on derivatives of such polymers
  • C09D 11/30 - Inkjet printing inks
  • C09D 11/54 - Inks based on two liquids, one liquid being the ink, the other liquid being a reaction solution, a fixer or a treatment solution for the ink

51.

Ink storage apparatus having an agitator for a printing system

      
Application Number 15282455
Grant Number 09802415
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-09-30
First Publication Date 2017-04-06
Grant Date 2017-10-31
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Driessen-Olde Scheper, Lamberdina J. A. M.
  • Smeyers, Johannes H. L.

Abstract

An ink storage apparatus and an agitator device in a printing system having at least one agitator member rotatable about an axis, wherein the agitator member includes a plurality of fin elements that extend out of a primary plane of the agitator member. The agitator member includes a paddle element having a generally planar rectangular configuration, and a plurality of fin elements that extend out of a plane of the paddle element. The ink storage apparatus has at least one ink container defining a storage volume for holding a predetermined volume of printing ink, and the agitator device is arranged within the storage volume of the ink container for agitating the ink.

IPC Classes  ?

52.

Ink storage apparatus for a printing system

      
Application Number 15267483
Grant Number 09931853
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-09-16
First Publication Date 2017-04-06
Grant Date 2018-04-03
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Van Gerven, Antonius J. J.
  • Driessen-Olde Scheper, Lamberdina J. A. M.
  • Philipse, Hermanus J. P. M.

Abstract

An ink storage apparatus for a printing system includes at least one ink container defining a storage volume for holding a predetermined volume of printing ink, the ink container being elongate and having a substantially uniform cross-sectional profile perpendicular to a longitudinal axis thereof. The cross-sectional profile is elliptical or oval. The ink storage apparatus in a printing system includes at least one ink container defining a storage volume for holding a predetermined volume of printing ink, and an agitator device arranged within the storage volume of the ink container for agitating the ink. The agitator device includes at least one agitator member which is configured to rotate about an axis. The agitator member includes a paddle element having a generally planar rectangular configuration, and a plurality of fin elements which are configured or arranged to extend out of a plane of the paddle element.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 2/175 - Ink supply systems
  • B01F 7/00 - Mixers with rotary stirring devices in fixed receptacles; Kneaders

53.

Method for a print fleet system

      
Application Number 15380761
Grant Number 09965226
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-12-15
First Publication Date 2017-04-06
Grant Date 2018-05-08
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Krikke, Nanne
  • Kalloe, Vijay A.

Abstract

A print fleet system includes a plurality of printer instances, which have a same set of at least one system setting. A registration system registers print jobs in combination with system settings of the same set of at least one system setting. An advice system generates advice for an operator. The registration system includes a value change made to the set of at least one system setting of a printer instance before printing a print job on the print engine. The advice system is configured to generate advice related to the same print job intended to be printed on another printer instance, the advice concerning the change includes in the registration system. The advice system is configured to transmit signals representing the advice to a user interface screen in order to advise the operator before printing the same print job on the other printer instance.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/12 - Digital output to print unit
  • H04N 1/32 - Circuits or arrangements for control or supervision between transmitter and receiver

54.

Method for creating specifications for a combined print product processing system

      
Application Number 15374639
Grant Number 09910625
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-12-09
First Publication Date 2017-03-30
Grant Date 2018-03-06
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Kessels, Gerardus G. J. C.

Abstract

A method for creating and processing specifications for a combined print product includes determining a plurality of parts needed to produce the combined print product, selecting a corresponding digital representation of the determined part from a digital representation collection, displaying the digital representations, and creating a digital hierarchical structure of the digital representations. An order in the digital hierarchical structure defines usage of the parts, appliance of the parts and a combination of the parts in a production process of the combined print product. Each part of the plurality of parts belongs to a part category out of a set of part categories, and the plurality of parts includes at least two resources, at least one device action, at least one finishing action, at least one combination action, at least one device and at least two logical concepts. A combined print product processing system is configured to apply the method.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/12 - Digital output to print unit
  • G06K 15/02 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers
  • G06K 15/00 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data

55.

Printer for printing on a medium

      
Application Number 15369327
Grant Number 09840098
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-12-05
First Publication Date 2017-03-23
Grant Date 2017-12-12
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Elferink, Maarten J. H.

Abstract

A printer includes a print head fastening facing a medium support surface; a scanning print carriage being movable along a guide in a scanning direction (Y); and a transporter for transporting the medium in a transport direction (X). The printer includes a suspension structure connecting the print head fastening to the scanning print carriage while allowing movement of the print head fastening with respect to the scanning print carriage in a direction (X) parallel to the transport direction. The suspension structure is elastically deformable to allow for the movement in said direction (X).

IPC Classes  ?

56.

Method for removing electric crosstalk

      
Application Number 15254139
Grant Number 09756423
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-09-01
First Publication Date 2017-03-16
Grant Date 2017-09-05
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Simons, Jan

Abstract

A method of removing an electric crosstalk contribution is disclosed. This crosstalk exists in a monitoring signal from a monitored electro-mechanical transducer in a device comprising a plurality of electro-mechanical transducers which are driven by actuation signals so as to produce acoustic waves in an acoustic frequency range. The method comprises the steps of: (a) applying an actuation signal to at least one of the transducers other than the monitored transducer; (b) detecting the monitoring signal in a high frequency range outside of the acoustic frequency range; (c) deriving, from the detected monitoring signal, a number of parameters that characterize the electric crosstalk; and (d) using said parameters to calculate the electric crosstalk contribution in the acoustic frequency range.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04R 3/00 - Circuits for transducers
  • H04R 29/00 - Monitoring arrangements; Testing arrangements
  • B41J 2/045 - Ink jet characterised by the jet generation process generating single droplets or particles on demand by pressure, e.g. electromechanical transducers

57.

Printing assembly

      
Application Number 15241289
Grant Number 09682576
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-08-19
First Publication Date 2017-03-09
Grant Date 2017-06-20
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Musete, Romeo

Abstract

In a printer assembly for image-wise providing a recording substance on a recording medium, the printer assembly comprises a print surface for supporting the recording medium; a gantry supporting a print head; and a medium supply assembly for step-wise supplying the recording medium over the print surface in a medium transport direction. The print head is configured to provide a swath of the recording substance on the recording medium arranged on the print surface in a scanning direction. The gantry is rotatable in a plane substantially parallel to the print surface such that the scanning direction is rotatable relative to the medium transport direction. Thus, skewing of the recording medium may be compensated such to prevent visibility of banding due to misalignment of subsequently printed swaths.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 11/44 - Controlling by devices, e.g. programme tape or contact wheel, moved in correspondence with movement of paper-feeding devices, e.g. platen rotation
  • B41J 15/08 - Supporting, feeding, or guiding devices; Mountings for web rolls or spindles characterised by being applied to printers having transversely-moving carriages
  • B41J 11/00 - Devices or arrangements for supporting or handling copy material in sheet or web form
  • B41J 15/04 - Supporting, feeding, or guiding devices; Mountings for web rolls or spindles
  • B41J 19/00 - Character- or line-spacing mechanisms
  • B41J 25/00 - Actions or mechanisms not otherwise provided for

58.

Ink composition

      
Application Number 15355338
Grant Number 10358566
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-11-18
First Publication Date 2017-03-09
Grant Date 2019-07-23
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Van Rens, Susanne G. W
  • Lenders, Johan P. J.
  • Smit, Christian

Abstract

The invention further relates to an ink set comprising such an ink composition and a primer composition comprising a precipitating agent, preferably a multivalent metal salt. The invention also relates to a method of printing using such an ink set. The inks and ink sets according to the present invention are capable of improving the transport robustness of prints, in particular of prints on machine coated media.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 2/01 - Ink jet
  • C09D 11/107 - Printing inks based on artificial resins containing macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions only involving carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds from unsaturated acids or derivatives thereof
  • C09D 11/10 - Printing inks based on artificial resins
  • C09D 11/322 - Pigment inks
  • C09D 11/38 - Inkjet printing inks characterised by non-macromolecular additives other than solvents, pigments or dyes
  • C09D 11/40 - Ink-sets specially adapted for multi-colour inkjet printing
  • C09D 11/54 - Inks based on two liquids, one liquid being the ink, the other liquid being a reaction solution, a fixer or a treatment solution for the ink

59.

PLASMA TREATMENT SYSTEM FOR CUT SHEET MEDIA

      
Application Number EP2016069866
Publication Number 2017/036849
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-08-23
Publication Date 2017-03-09
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Kuypers, Hermanus M.

Abstract

The present invention provides a plasma discharging treatment apparatus, comprising axfirst and second electrode for generating a plasma or corona, a transport path extending between the first and second electrode, wherein the second electrode comprises at least two rotatable transport rollers for transporting a cut sheet medium along the transport path, and wherein a guide member is positioned between the at least two transport rollers to define the transport path between the at least two transport rollers. The invention further provides a method for the plasma or corona treatment of cut sheet media.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41F 21/00 - Devices for conveying sheets through printing apparatus or machines
  • B41F 23/06 - Powdering devices, e.g. for preventing set-off
  • B65H 5/00 - Feeding articles separated from piles; Feeding articles to machines
  • B65H 5/06 - Feeding articles separated from piles; Feeding articles to machines by rollers
  • B65H 5/16 - Feeding articles separated from piles; Feeding articles to machines by pusher, needles, friction, or like devices adapted to feed single articles along a surface or table
  • H01T 19/00 - Devices providing for corona discharge
  • B65H 5/36 - Article guides or smoothers, e.g. movable in operation

60.

Method for queuing print jobs in a print fleet system

      
Application Number 15353419
Grant Number 10248369
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-11-16
First Publication Date 2017-03-02
Grant Date 2019-04-02
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Krikke, Nanne
  • Van Dun, Josephus A. M.
  • Hermus, Bastiaan J.

Abstract

The invention relates to a method of assigning a print job to a print job queue of a printer, the method comprising the steps of displaying an overview of print job queue representations on a user interface system, each print job queue representation suitable for showing image items representing print jobs in a print job queue dedicated to a printer of a plurality of printers, selecting a first image item of the overview of print job representation, the image item representing a first print job residing in a first print job queue of which a print job queue representation is displayed in the overview, the first print job queue dedicated to a first printer of the plurality, dragging the first image item to a second print job queue representation displayed in the overview, the second print job queue representation representing a second print job queue dedicated to a second printer of the plurality, dropping the first image item on the second print job queue representation displayed in the overview, removing the first print job from the first print job queue, adding the first print job to the second print job queue, and placing the first image item in the second print job queue representation, wherein the method comprises the step of during dragging of the first image item and before dropping of the first image item providing visual feedback of the impact of at least one of the steps according to the method. The invention also relates to a print fleet system configured to apply the method according to the invention.

IPC Classes  ?

61.

DROPLET EJECTING DEVICE

      
Application Number EP2016069223
Publication Number 2017/032618
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-08-12
Publication Date 2017-03-02
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Khalate, Amol A.
  • Simons, Johannes M.M.
  • Mihailovic, Marko

Abstract

A droplet ejection device having a nozzle head (10) with a plurality of ejection units (28) each of which comprises a nozzle (12), a duct (16) connected to the nozzle, and an electromechanical transducer (22) arranged to create a pressure wave in a liquid in the duct (16) so as to expel a droplet of the liquid from the nozzle (12), the device further comprising an electronic control circuit (32) arranged to apply control signals to the transducers (22) and to receive detection signals that are generated in the transducers in response to the transducer being exposed to pressure fluctuations, wherein the nozzle head (10) comprises a reference duct (42) which has an electromechanical transducer serving as a reference transducer (44), and the control circuit (32) is arranged to subtract a detection signal of the reference transducer (44) from a detection signal of at least one of the ejection units (28).

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 2/045 - Ink jet characterised by the jet generation process generating single droplets or particles on demand by pressure, e.g. electromechanical transducers
  • B41J 2/14 - Structure thereof

62.

Multi-printer system with a scheduler and a method thereof

      
Application Number 15346402
Grant Number 10509604
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-11-08
First Publication Date 2017-02-23
Grant Date 2019-12-17
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Langeveld, Susanna C.

Abstract

The invention relates to a print system comprising a plurality of printers for printing print jobs, a user interface screen connected to the print system, each printer of the plurality of printers comprising a print job scheduling module for planning a print job schedule for print jobs submitted to the printer and an operational action scheduling module for planning an operational action schedule of operational actions to be applied to the printer, a control unit comprising a first merging module for merging for each printer the print job schedule and the operational action schedule into a first merged schedule, the control unit configured to control for each printer display of the first merged schedule on the user interface screen, wherein the control unit comprises a second merging module for merging the operational action schedules of the plurality of printers chronologically into a second merged schedule, and the control unit is configured to control display of the second merged schedule along the first merged schedule on the user interface screen. The invention further relates to a method to be applied in the print system.

IPC Classes  ?

63.

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR HANDLING TAKE-UP ROLLS IN A PRINTING SYSTEM

      
Application Number EP2016068936
Publication Number 2017/029153
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-08-09
Publication Date 2017-02-23
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Clabbers, Tom J.H.
  • Wind, Anne A.

Abstract

The present invention provides an apparatus for handling take-up rolls in a printing system. The apparatus comprises: a holder device for holding a take-up roll in a take-up position, wherein the take-up roll is rotatable about a longitudinal axis thereof in the take-up position for taking-up printed sheet output from the printing system. The holder device is movable to release or discharge the take-up roll from the holder device when the take-up roll is full or when a print job is finished, wherein a movement of the holder device to release or discharge a full take-up roll also operates to load a new take-up roll onto the holder device and into the take-up position. Furthermore, the invention provides a corresponding method of handling take-up rolls in a printing system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 19/30 - Lifting, transporting, or removing the web roll; Inserting core

64.

Imaging system for processing a media

      
Application Number 15229482
Grant Number 09928453
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-08-05
First Publication Date 2017-02-09
Grant Date 2018-03-27
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Winteraeken, Stefan A. C. J.
  • Boonen, Rik W. J.

Abstract

An imaging system includes an imaging station, an actuator for driving a medium roller for controllably displacing the medium along a media transport path, and a controller assembly. The controller assembly includes a sensor device for generating a position signal and a processor for processing the position signal. The actuator is actuated in response to an actuation command from the controller assembly, which actuation command is derivable from a feedback component and a feedforward component. The feedback component is based on a position error. The processor is further arranged for determining a time dependent status parameter, which status parameter represents a status of the medium on the medium roller. The processor is further arranged for deriving an actuation command estimate based on the status parameter, and wherein the feedforward component includes the actuation command estimate.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06K 15/00 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof
  • B41J 15/04 - Supporting, feeding, or guiding devices; Mountings for web rolls or spindles
  • G05B 11/42 - Automatic controllers electric with provision for obtaining particular characteristics, e.g. proportional, integral, differential for obtaining a characteristic which is both proportional and time-dependent, e.g. P. I., P. I. D.
  • G05B 13/04 - Adaptive control systems, i.e. systems automatically adjusting themselves to have a performance which is optimum according to some preassigned criterion electric involving the use of models or simulators

65.

Inkjet print head with improved lifetime and efficiency

      
Application Number 15205450
Grant Number 09682555
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-07-08
First Publication Date 2017-01-26
Grant Date 2017-06-20
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Pannekoek, Reinder
  • Reinten, Hans
  • Van Der Meer, René

Abstract

In a print head having a bimorph thin-film piezo actuator, the piezo-electric actuator is arranged on a membrane at a first side of the piezo-electric actuator and a passive layer is arranged on the piezo-electric actuator at a second side of the piezo-electric actuator, wherein the second side is opposite to the first side. The membrane is more compliant, at least in a lateral direction, for contraction than the passive layer. Thus, a bending direction of the actuator is affected. As a consequence, there is no need for a bias voltage on the actuator during a standby state of the print head. Omitting the bias voltage during standby results in an increased lifetime and stability of the actuator assembly.

IPC Classes  ?

66.

Method for marking a plurality of sheets

      
Application Number 15277671
Grant Number 10059556
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-09-27
First Publication Date 2017-01-19
Grant Date 2018-08-28
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Geels, Jan H.
  • Van Horssen, Ernst P.

Abstract

A system and a method for automatically processing a plurality of sheets. The method includes receiving printing instructions, receiving finishing instructions, after printing, in order to form a stack of printed and finished sheets, the finishing instructions includes an instruction to create a new target stack edge extending in a direction of a stack height on each of the plurality of sheets, printing a mark on each sheet of a group of sheets of the plurality of sheets, the mark intended to hit the new target stack edge in a group of at least one target hit point, and finishing the plurality of printed sheets according to the finishing instructions to create a new actual stack edge. A plurality of actual hit points form a pattern on the new actual stack edge and comprises a continuous proportional indication for a degree of correctness of the printing and/or finishing operation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 43/00 - Use of control, checking, or safety devices, e.g. automatic devices comprising an element for sensing a variable
  • B65H 5/34 - Varying the phase of feed relative to the receiving machine
  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern
  • B41J 13/00 - Devices or arrangements specially adapted for supporting or handling copy material in short lengths, e.g. sheets
  • B65H 37/06 - Article or web delivery apparatus incorporating devices for performing specified auxiliary operations for folding
  • B65H 39/10 - Associating articles from a single source, e.g. to form a writing pad

67.

Printing system for printing on a plurality of print media stored in a print media catalog

      
Application Number 15205262
Grant Number 09656480
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-07-08
First Publication Date 2017-01-12
Grant Date 2017-05-23
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Van Dun, Josephus A.M.
  • Dekkers, Paul
  • Kalloe, Amar

Abstract

A printing system includes a storage unit, a print unit and a control unit. The storage unit includes a print media catalog including a list of print media, each print medium in the list having a plurality of media attribute values characterizing the print medium, and each print medium categorized in at least one group based on at least one media attribute value. The print unit includes a print head for ejecting marking material on a print medium of the list. The control unit is configured to control the printing on a print medium of the list according to a plurality of optimization parameters, an optimization parameter being related to the at least one media attribute value used for categorization in a group of the at least one group. Upon receipt of a value of a particular optimization parameter for a print medium categorized in a particular group of the at least one group, the received value is automatically propagated to other print media categorized in the same particular group. A method is suitable for application in the printing system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 11/00 - Devices or arrangements for supporting or handling copy material in sheet or web form
  • G06K 15/02 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers
  • G06K 15/00 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data
  • B41J 2/045 - Ink jet characterised by the jet generation process generating single droplets or particles on demand by pressure, e.g. electromechanical transducers

68.

Flatbed printer assembly

      
Application Number 15276201
Grant Number 09840090
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-09-26
First Publication Date 2017-01-12
Grant Date 2017-12-12
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Dupre, Michael
  • Darmois, Vincent

Abstract

A flatbed printer assembly includes a medium support table for supporting a recording medium, the table extending in a first direction and a second direction, the first direction being perpendicular to the second direction; a gantry arranged to be moveable over the medium support table in the first direction; a carriage support movably arranged on the gantry to move over the medium support table in the second direction; a carriage configured to be detachably coupled to the carriage support; a carriage station for holding the carriage, when such carriage is detached from the carriage support; wherein the carriage support is configured to engage and disengage the carriage at the carriage station.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 25/34 - Bodily-changeable print heads or carriages
  • B41J 2/51 - Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed characterised by the process of building-up characters applicable to two or more kinds of printing or marking processes from an assembly of identical printing elements serial printer type
  • B41J 3/28 - Typewriters or selective printing or marking mechanisms characterised by the purpose for which they are constructed for printing downwardly on flat surfaces, e.g. of books, drawings, boxes
  • B41J 19/00 - Character- or line-spacing mechanisms

69.

METHOD OF CONTROLLING A PRINTING SYSTEM

      
Application Number EP2016064976
Publication Number 2017/005545
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-06-28
Publication Date 2017-01-12
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • De Groot, Michel
  • Jacobs, Rob

Abstract

A method of controlling a printing system that is arranged to process a sequence of media sheets (56a, 56b) and is operable with a finite number of different settings, the method comprising a step of calculating a time to finish (T(b)) that will be needed for processing the sequence, characterized by the steps of scheduling a sequence of sheets (56a, 56b) for printing, defining a set of possible settings for processing the scheduled sequence; calculating a time to finish (T(b)) for each setting in the defined set; selecting the setting with the smallest time to finish; and processing the sequence with the selected setting.

IPC Classes  ?

70.

A METHOD FOR PRINTING ON A PLURALITY OF SHEETS; AN INKJET PRINTING APPARATUS

      
Application Number EP2016065871
Publication Number 2017/005749
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-07-05
Publication Date 2017-01-12
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • La Vos, Peter G.
  • Jacobs, Roy H.R.

Abstract

The present invention relates to a method for printing on a plurality of sheets (20, 22). The method comprising the steps of: arranging the plurality of sheets on a support surface (14) of an endless conveyor, the plurality of sheets including a first sheet and a second sheet being arranged at a sheet-to-sheet distance (SI) between one another; advancing the plurality of sheets on the support surface in a conveying direction (T) along a print head assembly (12a-12d) for applying droplets of ink on the sheets; providing a suction force through perforations arranged in the support surface for holding the plurality of sheets on the support surface, wherein the suction force provides an air flow through uncovered perforations present in the sheet-to-sheet distance in a print region between the print head assembly and the support surface; and forming an image by the print head assembly on each of the plurality of sheets supported on the support surface of the conveyor by applying droplets of ink. The method further comprises the step of controlling the sheet-to-sheet distance in response to a dew formation attribute for indicating dew formation on the print head assembly.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 11/00 - Devices or arrangements for supporting or handling copy material in sheet or web form
  • B41J 29/377 - Cooling or ventilating arrangements
  • B41J 13/00 - Devices or arrangements specially adapted for supporting or handling copy material in short lengths, e.g. sheets

71.

Method for printing an object with images

      
Application Number 15200171
Grant Number 09674402
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-07-01
First Publication Date 2017-01-05
Grant Date 2017-06-06
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Pervillé, Jacques
  • Valade, Cédric

Abstract

A method for printing an object using a color image printer is provided. The printer applies colorant dots having a flat shape. The object has an apparent surface with a locally varying color for representing a color image on the surface. The printer comprises a white colorant, that is applied as a background underneath a surface colorant for begetting a local color of the apparent surface. The invented method comprises the steps of: generating two-dimensional image data for composing the object in slices; determining a local surface orientation of the apparent surface of the object; and applying colorant material in accordance with the two-dimensional image data, wherein, in dependence on the local surface orientation, white colorant dots are deposited between other colorant dots to compensate a color effect of an orientation of a surface colorant dot relative to the local surface orientation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 1/60 - Colour correction or control
  • B41J 2/21 - Ink jet for multi-colour printing
  • B41J 3/407 - Typewriters or selective printing or marking mechanisms characterised by the purpose for which they are constructed for marking on special material
  • B41J 11/00 - Devices or arrangements for supporting or handling copy material in sheet or web form
  • B41M 3/00 - Printing processes to produce particular kinds of printed work, e.g. patterns

72.

ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT FOR DRIVING AN ARRAY OF INKJET PRINT ELEMENTS

      
Application Number EP2016064527
Publication Number 2017/001276
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-06-23
Publication Date 2017-01-05
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Van Der Heyden, Ralph
  • Venner, Cor
  • Veenstra, Hylke

Abstract

An electronic circuit for driving an inkjet print element in an array of print elements with an electric waveform is provided. The print element comprises a piezotransducer for converting the electric waveform in a mechanical displacement. The electric waveform is tunable for an individual print element. The circuit comprises a common waveform generator that is connected to the piezo transducer through a first print data dependent switch for providing an electric waveform independent of the print element. The circuit further comprises a waveform tuning part, dependent on the print element and the print data, for controlling a second switch that adds electric energy from a voltage source to the electric waveform. The switches are operable in either a saturation state or a blocking state to limit an amount of dissipation in the switches.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 2/045 - Ink jet characterised by the jet generation process generating single droplets or particles on demand by pressure, e.g. electromechanical transducers

73.

Mounting structure for a plurality of print head units

      
Application Number 15262666
Grant Number 10046580
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-09-12
First Publication Date 2016-12-29
Grant Date 2018-08-14
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Elferink, Maarten J. H.
  • Koehn, Chad A.

Abstract

A mounting structure for a plurality of print head units includes a frame; a rigid support mounted on the frame, the support having a plurality of mounting sites each of which is adapted to hold an individual print head unit; and an adjusting system for positional adjustment of the print head units relative to the frame. Each mounting site has at least one adjusting mechanism for individually adjusting, in at least one degree of freedom, a position of the print head unit that is held in that mounting site.

IPC Classes  ?

74.

Liquid jetting device

      
Application Number 15188699
Grant Number 09844934
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-06-21
First Publication Date 2016-12-29
Grant Date 2017-12-19
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Veenstra, Hylke
  • Hummel, Theo
  • Khalate, Amol
  • Venner, Cor
  • Mihailovic, Marko

Abstract

A liquid jetting device comprising a plurality of ejection units each of which is arranged to eject a droplet of a liquid and comprises a nozzle, a liquid duct connected to the nozzle and an electro-mechanical transducer arranged to create an acoustic pressure wave in the liquid in the duct, the device further comprising an electronic control system arranged to receive a pressure signal from at least one of the transducers and to generate a transducer control signal on the basis of the received pressure signal and to control the transducers of said plurality of ejection units to operate in a mode of operation selected from a variety of different modes of operation, wherein the control system is arranged to detect an acoustic property of the liquid of the basis of the received pressure signal and to select the mode of operation in accordance with the detected property, the control system being arranged to deliver transducer control signals to the transducers, which control signals are derived from a common basic waveform that is specified by mode parameters, each mode of operation of the device is specified by a different set of mode parameters, the waveform comprises a jetting pulse and quench pulse following on the jetting pulse, and one of the mode parameters is a time delay between the start of the jetting pulse and the start of the quench pulse.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 2/045 - Ink jet characterised by the jet generation process generating single droplets or particles on demand by pressure, e.g. electromechanical transducers
  • B41J 2/14 - Structure thereof

75.

Method for application in a cut sheet printing system

      
Application Number 15257570
Grant Number 09891869
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-09-06
First Publication Date 2016-12-22
Grant Date 2018-02-13
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Thijssen, Abraham

Abstract

A method is provided for printing a digital document on a plurality of cut sheets arranged in a cut sheet printing sequence order resulting in at least one reader spread in an end product, each cut sheet having a first side and a second side, the at least one reader spread consisting of two neighboring sides, each neighboring side of which is of a different cut sheet of the plurality of cut sheets and is intended to be printed upon by a digital page image of the digital document. The method includes the step of, for each reader spread in an end product, printing each digital page image corresponding to the reader spread on the first side of the corresponding cut sheet or printing each digital page image corresponding to the reader spread on the second side of the corresponding cut sheet. A cut sheet printing system is configured to apply the method.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 15/00 - Digital computers in general; Data processing equipment in general
  • G06F 3/12 - Digital output to print unit
  • G06K 15/02 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers
  • G06K 15/16 - Means for paper feeding or form feeding
  • G06K 15/00 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data

76.

Method for scheduling a reload of supply material in a printing system

      
Application Number 15170311
Grant Number 09798506
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-06-01
First Publication Date 2016-12-15
Grant Date 2017-10-24
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Hoeward, William E. P. P.
  • Van Bakel, Roel W. A.

Abstract

A method for scheduling a reload of a supply material in a printing system including a print engine capable of printing at a settable print velocity while using the supply material, a control unit for controlling a print job queue comprising at least one print job scheduled to be printed by means of a scheduling scheme while using the supply material, a supply material input holder for holding the supply material, and a user interface for interacting with a user of the printing system. The method includes determining a plurality of moments in time that the supply material input holder is empty, and simultaneously scheduling for each determined moment in time of the plurality of moments in time a reload event of reloading the supply material input holder with the supply material in the scheduling scheme. The plurality of moments in time is determined by taking into account the total planned usage of the supply material from the supply material input holder according to print job specifications of the at least one print job scheduled in the print job queue and a capacity of the supply material input holder with respect to the properties of the supply material, and each of the determined moments in time is established on the basis of the settable print velocity of the printing system with respect to the at least one print job in the print job queue.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/12 - Digital output to print unit
  • G03G 15/00 - Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern

77.

Orifice surface, print head comprising an orifice surface and method for forming the orifice surface

      
Application Number 15178341
Grant Number 09956777
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-06-09
First Publication Date 2016-12-15
Grant Date 2018-05-01
Owner OCÉ- TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Wang, Zhanhua
  • Zuilhof, Han
  • Van Den Berg, Marc

Abstract

An orifice surface is provided with a coating. A molecule for forming the coating is bonded to the orifice surface through a silicon-carbon bond. The molecule constituting the coating comprises exactly one fluoro-atom. A print head is provided with such orifice surface. In addition, a methods of manufacturing such orifice surface and a method of printing using a print head provided with such orifice surface are disclosed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 2/16 - Production of nozzles
  • B41J 2/14 - Structure thereof
  • B41J 2/165 - Prevention of nozzle clogging, e.g. cleaning, capping or moistening for nozzles

78.

Method of elevated printing

      
Application Number 15171432
Grant Number 09834006
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-06-02
First Publication Date 2016-12-15
Grant Date 2017-12-05
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Weijkamp, Clemens
  • Valade, Cédric

Abstract

A method of forming a solid body using a two-dimensional image printer, wherein liquid droplets of different colors are used for applying solid material in several layers one upon the other, and colors of the liquids for forming a surface layer of the body are selected from a specific set of surface colors, the surface layer being formed by mixed printing of transparent droplets and surface color droplets, characterized in that the thickness of the surface layer is varied such that it increases with increasing slope of the surface of the body.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 2/015 - Ink jet characterised by the jet generation process
  • B41J 2/21 - Ink jet for multi-colour printing
  • B29C 67/00 - Shaping techniques not covered by groups , or
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B41J 2/14 - Structure thereof

79.

INK HANDLING UNIT AND INK JET IMAGING DEVICE COMPRISING SUCH INK HANDLING UNIT

      
Application Number EP2016062220
Publication Number 2016/193238
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-05-31
Publication Date 2016-12-08
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Hollands, Peter J.
  • Westdijk, Jacob A.

Abstract

The present invention relates to an ink handling unit comprising an ink reservoir (1) with an integrated heat exchange channel (4) configured for pre-heating or pre-cooling an ink feed flow entering the ink reservoir (1) via the heat exchange channel, wherein the heat exchange channel (4) is in direct thermal contact with an interior space (5) of the ink reservoir. The invention further relates to an ink jet imaging device comprising such an ink handling unit. Such imaging devices are suitable to be used in highly productive ink jet processes at elevated temperatures.

IPC Classes  ?

80.

Ink jet printing method and printer

      
Application Number 15229388
Grant Number 09757939
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-08-05
First Publication Date 2016-11-24
Grant Date 2017-09-12
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor De Grijs, Eduard T. H.

Abstract

A method compensates a failing nozzle of a print head of an inkjet printer. The inkjet printer includes at least one print head, the at least one print head including a plurality of nozzles. A receiving material is moved relatively to the at least one print head. The method includes ejecting droplets of marking material from the plurality of nozzles onto the receiving material forming dots of an image, scanning the printed dots, analyzing the scanned dots for detecting whether a nozzle is failing, determining a group of nozzles, which group of nozzles most likely contains the nozzle that is failing, selecting one nozzle of the group of nozzles, in an image part ejecting compensating droplets of marking material in accordance with a compensation scheme selected as if the one nozzle is failing, scanning the image part, repeating the steps of ejecting and scanning for each other nozzle in the group of nozzles, analyzing each image part, selecting from the image parts a deviating image part, the deviating image part having a highest or lowest print quality of all image parts, selecting a compensation scheme based on the deviating image part, and proceeding with printing, including ejecting compensating droplets in accordance with the selected compensation scheme. An inkjet printer is configured to execute the method.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 2/045 - Ink jet characterised by the jet generation process generating single droplets or particles on demand by pressure, e.g. electromechanical transducers
  • B41J 2/21 - Ink jet for multi-colour printing

81.

Print head mounting structure

      
Application Number 15137707
Grant Number 09610791
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-04-25
First Publication Date 2016-11-10
Grant Date 2017-04-04
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Elferink, Maarten J. H.

Abstract

A print head mounting structure includes a beam that extends along a scan axis y of the print head; and a carriage adapted to be driven for reciprocating movement along the beam. The carriage includes a print head carrier for carrying the print head, a cable guide carrier and a link. The print head carrier has a first runner block arranged to guide the print head carrier along the beam. The cable guide carrier is connected to a flexible cable guide that extends along the beam and has a second runner block arranged to guide the cable guide carrier along the beam independently of the print head carrier. The link connects the print head carrier and the cable guide carrier for joint movement along the beam, wherein the link is rigid and play-free in the direction of the scan axis y and is resilient in all remaining degrees of freedom.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 2/165 - Prevention of nozzle clogging, e.g. cleaning, capping or moistening for nozzles
  • B41J 25/00 - Actions or mechanisms not otherwise provided for
  • B41J 2/01 - Ink jet
  • B41J 29/02 - Framework

82.

Ink composition, pinning agent and print method

      
Application Number 15216848
Grant Number 10208215
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-07-22
First Publication Date 2016-11-10
Grant Date 2019-02-19
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Markies, Peter R.
  • Colin, Peter O.
  • Moonen, Jozef P.
  • Peng, Ke

Abstract

The invention relates to an ink composition, the ink composition including a pinning agent. The pinning agent provides the ink composition with thermogelling behavior. The invention further relates to a pinning agent suitable for an ink composition. The invention further relates to a method for applying an image to a receiving medium using an ink composition including a pinning agent.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 2/01 - Ink jet
  • C09D 11/107 - Printing inks based on artificial resins containing macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions only involving carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds from unsaturated acids or derivatives thereof
  • C09D 11/03 - Printing inks characterised by features other than the chemical nature of the binder
  • C09D 11/102 - Printing inks based on artificial resins containing macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions other than those only involving unsaturated carbon-to-carbon bonds
  • C09D 11/322 - Pigment inks
  • C08G 65/00 - Macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions forming an ether link in the main chain of the macromolecule
  • C08G 65/333 - Polymers modified by chemical after-treatment with organic compounds containing nitrogen
  • C08L 71/02 - Polyalkylene oxides

83.

Printing system and method for proof printing on said printing system

      
Application Number 15137795
Grant Number 09658807
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-04-25
First Publication Date 2016-11-10
Grant Date 2017-05-23
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Van Dun, Josephus A. M.

Abstract

The invention relates to a printing system comprising a print job receiving section permitting a user to submit a print job to the printing system, the print job comprising a plurality of print job settings comprising a proof print job setting indicating whether or not the print job needs to be proofed before printing, a control unit for controlling a print job queue for print jobs submitted to the printing system and scheduled to be printed, a user interface configured to display the print job queue, wherein the user interface is configured to display a digital user operable item for a print job in the print job queue, the print job having a proof print job setting indicating that the print job needs to be proofed before printing, and wherein the control unit is configured to schedule a proof print job corresponding to the print job in the print job queue before the print job upon activation of the digital user operable item, and to print the proof print job according to the print job queue.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/12 - Digital output to print unit
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof
  • G06K 15/02 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers

84.

PRINTING SYSTEM

      
Application Number EP2016059775
Publication Number 2016/177676
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-05-02
Publication Date 2016-11-10
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Vestjens, Patrick G.H.
  • Kandelaars, Jacobus J.
  • Boots, Antonius H.L.

Abstract

A printing system comprising a print station (16) disposed at a sheet transport path (18), a feed section (10) arranged to feed media sheets (60) of different media types into the transport path (18) so as to be fed sequentially to the print station (16), and a controller (20) arranged to receive print instructions concerning images to be printed, to schedule a sequence of the media sheets, and to control the feed section and the print station such that each image is printed on a sheet of a media type that has been specified for that image in the print instructions, wherein a sensor (62) is arranged at the transport path (18) for detecting a quality condition of the sheets being fed to the print station, and the controller (20) is adapted to receive a quality signal from the sensor (62) and, when the quality of a sheet is found to be insufficient, to skip that sheet and to reroute the corresponding image to another scheduled sheet that is compatible with the print instructions.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 13/00 - Devices or arrangements specially adapted for supporting or handling copy material in short lengths, e.g. sheets
  • B65H 29/62 - Article switches or diverters diverting faulty articles from the main stream
  • B65H 7/06 - Controlling article feeding, separating, pile-advancing, or associated apparatus, to take account of incorrect feeding, absence of articles, or presence of faulty articles by feelers or detectors responsive to presence of faulty articles or incorrect separation or feed

85.

Method of printing an object having a surface of varying height

      
Application Number 15132938
Grant Number 10105907
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-04-19
First Publication Date 2016-11-03
Grant Date 2018-10-23
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Valade, Cédric T.

Abstract

A printing system and method of printing an object having a surface of varying height, by a printer configured to print a number of pass images on top of each other in a number of passes, including: deriving from an object image a number of pass images to be printed on top of each other, including: establishing pass pixels of the pass images for which pass pixels a pass pixel height is defined, where a sum of the defined heights of a sequence of pass pixels that corresponds to a respective pixel of the object image equals the height of that pixel of the object image; and printing the pass images on top of each other. An amount of printed material that is printed per printed pass pixel is varied in accordance with the defined pass pixel heights. The pass pixels heights are selected, based on random data, from a respective set of at least two positive pass pixel heights.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 19/00 - Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific applications (specially adapted for specific functions G06F 17/00;data processing systems or methods specially adapted for administrative, commercial, financial, managerial, supervisory or forecasting purposes G06Q;healthcare informatics G16H)
  • B29C 67/00 - Shaping techniques not covered by groups , or
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof
  • G06K 15/10 - Arrangements for producing a permanent visual presentation of the output data using printers by matrix printers
  • G05B 19/4099 - Surface or curve machining, making 3D objects, e.g. desktop manufacturing
  • G06F 7/58 - Random or pseudo-random number generators
  • H04N 1/54 - Conversion of colour picture signals to a plurality of signals some of which represent particular mixed colours, e.g. for textile printing
  • B29C 64/112 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only liquids or viscous materials, e.g. depositing a continuous bead of viscous material using individual droplets, e.g. from jetting heads
  • B29C 64/386 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing

86.

Method for printing on a media object in a flatbed printing system

      
Application Number 15095561
Grant Number 09862218
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-04-11
First Publication Date 2016-10-27
Grant Date 2018-01-09
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Bianchi, Bruno

Abstract

The invention relates to a method for printing on a media object supported by a flat bed of a printer, the printer comprising a print head and a camera above the flat bed, the method comprising the steps of detecting a media object on the flat bed surface of the printer by means of a digital camera image captured by the camera, deriving camera coordinates of the media object in the digital camera image, applying a direct transformation from the camera coordinates into print head coordinates of the media object without using coordinates of the flat bed surface, and printing a digital target image on the media object by ejecting recording material on the media object from the print head, the print head controlled according to the print head coordinates appropriate for the media object.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 3/28 - Typewriters or selective printing or marking mechanisms characterised by the purpose for which they are constructed for printing downwardly on flat surfaces, e.g. of books, drawings, boxes
  • B41J 29/393 - Devices for controlling or analysing the entire machine
  • B41J 3/44 - Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms having dual functions or combined with, or coupled to, apparatus performing other functions
  • B41J 11/00 - Devices or arrangements for supporting or handling copy material in sheet or web form

87.

METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING A POSITION OF A MEDIA OBJECT ON A FLATBED SURFACE OF A PRINTER

      
Application Number EP2016058761
Publication Number 2016/169984
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-04-20
Publication Date 2016-10-27
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Ionascu, Felicia G.

Abstract

The invention relates to a method for printing a digital image on a media object lying on a flatbed surface of a printer, the printer comprising a print head for ejecting recording material on the media object, a camera system connected to the control unit and positioned above the flatbed surface, and a control unit for storing a digital image and controlling the printing of the digital image on the media object, the media object having a contour as seen from a point of view of the camera system towards the flatbed surface, a first point having a position on the contour at a particular height with respect to the flatbed surface, and a second point being one of a point of normal projection of the first point on the flatbed surface and a point having another position on the contour than the first point, the second point being at the same height as the particular height of the first point, and the control unit storing a distance between the first point and the second point, the method comprising the steps of capturing a camera image of the flatbed surface by means of the camera system,determining a first image position in the camera image corresponding to the first point,determining a second image position in the camera image corresponding to the second point, deriving an actual position of the first point by means of the position of the camera system, the first image position, the second image position and the stored distance, and printing the digital image on the media object by ejecting recording material on the media object while taking into account the derived actual position of the first point on the flatbed surface.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof
  • B41J 11/00 - Devices or arrangements for supporting or handling copy material in sheet or web form

88.

PRINTER WITH HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE PRINT HEAD

      
Application Number EP2016057394
Publication Number 2016/162321
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-04-05
Publication Date 2016-10-13
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Vestjens, Patrick G.H.
  • Kandelaars, Jacobus J.
  • Van Pinxten, Joost H.H.

Abstract

A printer that is adapted for printing on a mixed sequence of media sheets (16) with a print head (12) that is adjustable in height (h) relative to a print surface (14) that supports the media during printing, the printer having a user interface (34) and a controller (32), characterised in that the controller (32) stores a set of different height adjustment strategies for handling media that differ in specifications that define an admissible range for the height (h) of the print head, and the user interface (34) is adapted to permit the user to select among the stored height adjustment strategies (48).

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 25/308 - Bodily-movable mechanisms for print heads or carriages movable towards or from paper surface with print gap adjustment mechanisms
  • B41J 11/00 - Devices or arrangements for supporting or handling copy material in sheet or web form
  • B41J 29/46 - Applications of alarms, e.g. responsive to approach of end of line

89.

Method of printing with height adjustable print head

      
Application Number 15094651
Grant Number 09533520
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-04-08
First Publication Date 2016-10-13
Grant Date 2017-01-03
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Sathe, Kunal
  • Thijssen, Abraham

Abstract

A method of printing on a mixed sequence of media sheets uses a printer with a print head that is adjustable in height relative to a print surface that supports the media sheets. The media sheets differ in their specifications that define an admissible range for the height of the print head. The method includes the steps of retrieving admissible height ranges for a plurality of media sheets that are scheduled for printing, searching for a height value that is contained in the admissible range of all scheduled sheets, if such a height value is found, adjusting the print head to that height value, and if such height value is not found, proceeding to a problem handling routine.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 25/308 - Bodily-movable mechanisms for print heads or carriages movable towards or from paper surface with print gap adjustment mechanisms

90.

METHOD OF CONFIGURING A SMART MOBILE DEVICE FOR REMOTE CONTROL OF A TARGET PROCESS

      
Application Number EP2016057464
Publication Number 2016/162347
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-04-06
Publication Date 2016-10-13
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Regep, Dan M.

Abstract

A method of configuring a smart mobile device (20) for remote control of a target process (51), the device comprising a tag reader (21), an interface (22, 23) to a communications network (30, 31), and an operating system (24) capable of dispatching a URI to be handled by a URI handler selected from among a plurality of URI handlers that are installed on the mobile device, the method being characterized by the steps of: -reading, with the tag reader (21), a data tag (10) that is associated with the target process (51) and includes the specific URI (11) to be dispatched by the operating system; -installing, on the mobile device, a local configuration service (27) which is a URI handler capable of: -parsing a specific URI (11) that is related to the target process (51), -connecting, via the communications network (30, 31) and on the basis of parameters inferred from the parsed URI (11), to an external configuration service (41, 2) for downloading a mobile client application (28) for controlling the target process (51), said mobile client application being another URI handler, and -returning said specific URI (11) to the operating system, thereby causing the same to call up the mobile client application (28). 20 (Fig. 1)

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol

91.

System and method for visualizing relationships between a source view and a target view

      
Application Number 15088240
Grant Number 09710208
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-04-01
First Publication Date 2016-10-06
Grant Date 2017-07-18
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Hermus, Bastiaan J.
  • Krikke, Nanne
  • Van Dun, Josephus A. M.

Abstract

A method for visualizing relationships between a source and target view includes displaying in the source view a source widget representing a source object; detecting a user interaction event for the source widget; sharing a message including a reference to or at least part of the source object; displaying in the target view a target widget representing a target object; reading by a target device that displays the target view the shared message; determining the existence of a relationship between the source and target object by looking-up in a storage the referenced or the at least part of the source object from the shared message; and updating the target view by changing the visual appearance if a relationship has been determined. The source and target object each are one of a printable object, a reprographic device or component thereof, and a property or status of any of the these.

IPC Classes  ?

92.

MEMS chip and method of manufacturing a MEMS chip

      
Application Number 15174275
Grant Number 09925769
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-06-06
First Publication Date 2016-09-29
Grant Date 2018-03-27
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Reinten, Hans
  • Stolk, Hendrik J.
  • Westland, Alex N.

Abstract

A MEMS chip having at least two chip components bonded together by means of an adhesive layer that is applied to at least one of two mating bonding surfaces of the two components, wherein a pattern of finely distributed micro-cavities is formed in at least one of the two mating bonding surfaces, said micro-cavities being arranged to accommodate a major part of the adhesive.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 2/14 - Structure thereof
  • H01L 23/00 - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES NOT COVERED BY CLASS - Details of semiconductor or other solid state devices
  • B41J 2/16 - Production of nozzles
  • B81C 1/00 - Manufacture or treatment of devices or systems in or on a substrate

93.

JETTING DEVICE WITH FILTER STATUS DETECTION

      
Application Number EP2016056217
Publication Number 2016/150939
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-03-22
Publication Date 2016-09-29
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Venner, Cornelis W.M.
  • Veenstra, Hylke
  • Khalate, Amol A.
  • Hummel, Tjerk E.C.
  • Mihailovic, Marko

Abstract

A jetting device comprising an ejection unit arranged to eject a droplet of a liquid and comprising a nozzle (22), a liquid duct (16) connected to the nozzle (22), and an electro- mechanical transducer (26) arranged to create an acoustic pressure wave in the liquid in the duct, the device further comprising a filter (32) arranged to filter the liquid being supplied into the duct (16), and a filter status detection system (48, 50, 52) arranged to detect an obstruction status of the filter (32) by measuring a property of the liquid in the duct (16), characterized in that the filter status detection system (48, 50, 52) comprises a circuit configured for measuring the electric response of the transducer (26), for recording changes in the electric response that represent pressure fluctuations induced by the acoustic wave in the form of a time-dependent function, and for judging the obstruction status of the filter on the basis of that function.

IPC Classes  ?

94.

SHEET CONVEYOR FOR TRANSPORTING A SHEET, METHOD FOR TRANSPORTING A SHEET IN A SHEET CONVEYOR, INKJET PRINTING APPARATUS COMPRISING THE SHEET CONVEYOR

      
Application Number EP2016056226
Publication Number 2016/150943
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-03-22
Publication Date 2016-09-29
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Rietbergen, Mark

Abstract

A sheet conveyor is provided for transporting a sheet (20). The sheet conveyor comprises a supplying conveyor (10), a receiving conveyor (40) and a sheet guidance unit (100). The receiving conveyor comprises a support surface (42) arranged for supporting the sheet on a contact side (21) of the sheet and an attraction unit (46) arranged for attracting the sheet to the support surface. The supplying conveyor comprises a transport belt (14) being arranged for advancing the sheet in a transport direction along a transport path towards the support surface of the receiving conveyor; the sheet having two side edge portions (26) relative to the transport path. The sheet guidance unit is arranged at a downstream end of the transport path for guiding the sheet towards the receiving conveyor, wherein said sheet guidance unit comprises a lifting element (130a, 130b) arranged for lifting both side edge portions of the sheet away from the support surface while a middle portion of the sheet in between both side edge portions is guided towards the support surface.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B65H 5/36 - Article guides or smoothers, e.g. movable in operation
  • B65H 5/22 - Feeding articles separated from piles; Feeding articles to machines by air-blast or suction device
  • B65H 29/24 - Delivering or advancing articles from machines; Advancing articles to or into piles by air-blast or suction apparatus
  • B65H 29/52 - Stationary guides or smoothers

95.

Scanning inkjet printing system

      
Application Number 15164497
Grant Number 09862213
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-05-25
First Publication Date 2016-09-15
Grant Date 2018-01-09
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Rigio, Brandon
  • Otter, Brian D.
  • Hoy, Michael P.

Abstract

An inkjet printing apparatus includes an inkjet print head arranged to be moveable in a direction of movement along a guiding assembly. The guiding assembly includes a support structure; a strip mounted on the support structure, the strip being rigidly straight in a first direction substantially perpendicular to the direction of movement and mounted in such way that a straightness in the direction of movement is provided; and an air bearing system operatively coupled to the strip. The strip extends in a vertical plane, the vertical plane being substantially parallel to the direction of movement and being substantially parallel to the first direction. The air bearing system is configured to control a position of the inkjet print head in a horizontal plane relative to the strip during movement of the print head in the direction of movement, the horizontal plane being substantially perpendicular to the vertical plane. Employing such a strip and a suitable mounting method for mounting the strip on the support structure, it is enabled to select a cost-effective and/or light-weight support structure.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 19/14 - Character- or line-spacing mechanisms with means for effecting line or character spacing in either direction
  • B41J 25/00 - Actions or mechanisms not otherwise provided for
  • B41J 19/00 - Character- or line-spacing mechanisms
  • B41J 19/20 - Positive-feed character-spacing mechanisms
  • B41J 2/01 - Ink jet

96.

Method for printing 3D structures

      
Application Number 15058784
Grant Number 10118346
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-03-02
First Publication Date 2016-09-15
Grant Date 2018-11-06
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Miedema, Mark

Abstract

The invention comprises a method for forming a 3D object, wherein the method comprises the step of depositing a support structure. According to the invention, the support structure comprises an organic di-acid having a molecular weight of 300 g/mole or less. The invention further relates to an assembly of a 3D printed object and a support structure.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/112 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only liquids or viscous materials, e.g. depositing a continuous bead of viscous material using individual droplets, e.g. from jetting heads
  • B33Y 70/00 - Materials specially adapted for additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B29C 67/00 - Shaping techniques not covered by groups , or

97.

Scanning inkjet printing system

      
Application Number 15164553
Grant Number 09592685
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-05-25
First Publication Date 2016-09-15
Grant Date 2017-03-14
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Rigio, Brandon
  • Otter, Brian D.
  • Bryde, Ryan C.
  • Hoy, Michael P.
  • Koehn, Chad A.

Abstract

An inkjet printing apparatus includes an inkjet print head arranged to be moveable in a direction of movement along a guiding assembly. The guiding assembly includes a support structure; a strip mounted on the support structure, the strip being substantially rigid and straight in a first direction substantially perpendicular to the direction of movement and mounted in such way that a straightness in the direction of movement is provided; and an air bearing system operatively coupled to the strip. The strip extends in a vertical plane, the vertical plane being substantially parallel to the direction of movement and being substantially parallel to the first direction. The air bearing system is configured to control a position of the inkjet print head in a horizontal plane relative to the strip during movement of the print head in the direction of movement, the horizontal plane being substantially perpendicular to the vertical plane. Employing such a strip and a suitable mounting method for mounting the strip on the support structure, it is enabled to select a cost-effective and/or light-weight support structure.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 25/00 - Actions or mechanisms not otherwise provided for
  • B41J 19/00 - Character- or line-spacing mechanisms
  • B41J 19/14 - Character- or line-spacing mechanisms with means for effecting line or character spacing in either direction
  • B41J 19/20 - Positive-feed character-spacing mechanisms
  • B41J 2/01 - Ink jet

98.

Print job processing system and method

      
Application Number 15048552
Grant Number 09557939
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-02-19
First Publication Date 2016-09-08
Grant Date 2017-01-31
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor Verduin, Pieter

Abstract

A print job processing system comprising at least one printer, a user interface, a job file receiving section for receiving a print job having print job properties, a conflict checking section for checking for a conflict in the print job, and an auto resolve section for automatically resolving the conflict according to an auto resolve strategy, wherein the print job processing system comprises a system setting section adapted to set according to user input by means of the user interface per print job property a user interaction strategy out of a plurality of user interaction strategies, each user interaction strategy of the plurality of user interaction strategies comprising a different user interaction and each user interaction strategy being configured to be executed if the corresponding print job property has been changed due to the auto resolve strategy for the conflict.

IPC Classes  ?

99.

Scrolling system for a roll of printed media and a method therefor

      
Application Number 15145014
Grant Number 10051160
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-05-03
First Publication Date 2016-08-25
Grant Date 2018-08-14
Owner OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Del-Aguila, Arlette
  • Dupre, Michael

Abstract

A scrolling system for scrolling a printed roll of media includes a mechanical scrolling apparatus and a user interface device. The mechanical scrolling apparatus includes a first winder for placing the printed roll and from which first winder the printed roll is unwindable, and a second winder for winding up the printed roll unwound from the first winder. At least one winder of the first and second winder is drivable by a motor. An unwound area is a piece of the printed roll that is unwound from the first winder and not yet wound up on the second winder. The user interface device is configured to receive a selection of a part of a digital representation of images printed on the roll. Upon receiving a selection of the part of the digital representation of the images printed on the roll by means of the user interface device, the motor is activated in order to scroll the printed roll by means of the two winders until a piece of the printed roll arrives in the unwound area, which piece of the printed roll corresponds to the selected part of the digital representation. A method to be applied by the scrolling system is also disclosed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G09F 11/00 - Indicating arrangements for variable information in which the complete information is permanently attached to a movable support which brings it to the display position
  • H04N 5/225 - Television cameras
  • G09F 11/29 - Indicating arrangements for variable information in which the complete information is permanently attached to a movable support which brings it to the display position the advertising or display material forming part of a moving band, e.g. in the form of perforations, prints, or transparencies of a band other than endless
  • G09F 11/295 - Electric control therefor
  • G09F 11/32 - Indicating arrangements for variable information in which the complete information is permanently attached to a movable support which brings it to the display position the display elements being fed one by one from a storage place to a display position the feeding means comprising belts or chains, e.g. endless belts or chains
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof

100.

METHOD FOR COLOUR MATCHING PRINTERS

      
Application Number EP2016053487
Publication Number 2016/131933
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-02-18
Publication Date 2016-08-25
Owner OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (Netherlands)
Inventor
  • Van Der Linden, Erwin A.R.
  • Goldschmidt, Arjen D.

Abstract

A method is provided for printing colour images using a colour workflow. This workflow results in equal output colours from two print systems. For a first print system an existing colour output profile for converting colours is used. An actual output colour profile for the first print system is obtained from colour measurement data that relate device colorant coordinates of the first print system to device independent colour data. The existing output colour profile does not correspond to the colour measurement data. For a second print system, an additional output colour profile is obtained from colour measurement data. The colour workflow that is applied in the second print system for converting colours of an input image is made by combining the existing output colour profile, the actual output colour profile and the additional colour output profile, wherein the actual output colour profile is applied in an inverse direction (A2B).

IPC Classes  ?

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