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FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc. Patents
Assignee:
FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc.
Address:
Lebanon, NH
No. of patents:
82
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
D653284 Printhead frame January 31, 2012
D652446 Printhead assembly January 17, 2012
D542344 Printhead May 8, 2007
8579397 Jet performance November 12, 2013
Among other things, for ink jetting, a system includes a printhead including at least 25 jets and an imaging device to capture image information for all of the jets simultaneously, the captured image information being useful in analyzing a performance of each of the jets.
8287093 Drop ejection assembly October 16, 2012
A drop ejection device including a flow path in which fluid is pressurized to eject drops from a nozzle opening on a surface, a piezoelectric actuator for pressurizing said fluid, and one or more waste fluid control apertures on the surface proximate the nozzle opening, the one or mo
8277019 Introducing material into a printhead enclosure October 2, 2012
A printing apparatus comprises a jetting assembly including a plurality of nozzles for ejecting droplets on a substrate; an enclosure defining a print zone within which the jetting assembly prints on the substrate, the enclosure including an inlet for introducing a material associated wi
8267500 Single-pass inkjet printing September 18, 2012
A single-pass print head has multiple orifice plates each serving some but not all of the area to be printed.
8259334 Data pump for printing September 4, 2012
Systems and techniques for printing on a workpiece. In one implementation, a data pump is used to create a packet of image data for a print head assembly. The data pump includes multiple state machines to receive image data from an image buffer on a computer, and a serializer to gath
8251471 Individual jet voltage trimming circuitry August 28, 2012
Apparatus including a plurality of droplet ejection devices, an electric source and a controller. Each droplet ejection device includes a fluid chamber having an ejection nozzle, an electrically actuated displacement device associated with the chamber, and a switch having an input co
8235489 Ink jetting August 7, 2012
Among other things, for jetting ink droplets on a substrate during relative motion of an apparatus and the substrate along a process direction, a first and second jetting assemblies at least partially overlap in a direction perpendicular to the process direction so that some jets in
8231202 Droplet ejection apparatus alignment July 31, 2012
In general, in a first aspect, the invention features assemblies for mounting a printhead module in an apparatus for depositing droplets on a substrate. The assemblies include a frame having an opening extending through the frame and configured to expose a surface of the printhead mo
8226208 Non-wetting coating on a fluid ejector July 24, 2012
A fluid ejector having an inner surface, an outer surface, and an orifice that allows fluid in contact with the inner surface to be ejected. The fluid ejector has a non-wetting monolayer covering at least a portion of the outer surface of the fluid ejector and surrounding an orifice in t
8199342 Tailoring image data packets to properties of print heads June 12, 2012
Techniques, systems, and computer program products that facilitate tailoring image data packets to properties of print heads in a printing system. Control software in the printing system remote from the print head(s) may send a query to a print head over a control channel and receive
8191979 Depositing drops on a substrate carried by a stage June 5, 2012
A device for depositing drops includes a head configured to eject drops on a region of a substrate; a stage configured to hold the substrate while the head ejects drops on the region of the substrate; a first transporting device configured to transport the substrate in a transporting
8162466 Printhead having impedance features April 24, 2012
Ink jet printheads and printhead components having a body that include a flow path, a piezoelectric actuator having a piezoelectric layer fixed to the body and an impedance feature in the flow path are described. The impedance feature includes a plurality of posts arranged in a first row
8142005 Ink jet printing system March 27, 2012
A system for printing on an edible substrate includes an inkjet printer and a jetting fluid. The fluid is suitable for use on an edible substrate, and has a desirable viscosity and surface tension.
8128201 Non-wetting coating on a fluid ejector March 6, 2012
A fluid ejector having a first surface, a second surface, and an orifice that allows fluid in contact with the second surface to be ejected. The fluid ejector has a non-wetting layer exposed on at least a first surface of the fluid ejector, and a overcoat layer exposed on a second surfac
8109606 Printing images and flavors on substrates February 7, 2012
In general, a fluid delivery system includes a plurality of fluid delivery printheads, a first reservoir for holding an ink, the first reservoir coupled to a first one of the plurality of fluid delivery printheads, and a second reservoir for holding a flavored liquid, the second rese
8091988 Cavity plate January 10, 2012
Among other things, a cavity plate for use in ink jetting includes an outlet end. Elongated lands extend from the outlet end toward an inlet end of the cavity plate. The elongated lands have side walls between top and bottom surfaces of the cavity plate to form elongated cavities. There
8085428 Print systems and techniques December 27, 2011
Systems and techniques for printing. In one implementation, a method includes printing, at substantially the same time, a first image on a first workpiece and a second image on a second workpiece.
8068245 Printing device communication protocol November 29, 2011
Techniques, systems, and computer program products for transmitting data between a computer system and an external printing device. A technique may include generating a data packet in accordance with a communications protocol such that generating the data packet includes encoding the dat
8057003 Method and apparatus to provide variable drop size ejection with a low power waveform November 15, 2011
In one embodiment, a method for driving a droplet ejection device having an actuator includes applying a low power multi-pulse waveform having at least two drive pulses and at least one intermediate portion to the actuator. The method further includes alternately expanding and contra
8056999 Printer with configurable memory November 15, 2011
A printer is described that has a configurable memory to which waveform definitions are uploaded just prior to a printing process. The printer manufacturer can program a printer controller with waveforms that have been created by the printer manufacturer, instead of waveforms pre-pro
8053956 Piezoelectric actuators November 8, 2011
Microelectromechanical systems with structures having piezoelectric actuators are described. The structures each have a body that supports piezoelectric islands. The piezoelectric islands have a first surface and a second opposite surface. The piezoelectric islands can be formed, in
8025354 Sensing objects for printing September 27, 2011
A printing apparatus including a conveyor capable of moving an object in a process direction, a drop ejection device, a sensor array that substantially spans the conveyor in a cross-process direction that is perpendicular to the process direction, the sensor array being configured to
8025353 Process and apparatus to provide variable drop size ejection with an embedded waveform September 27, 2011
Described herein is a process and apparatus for driving a droplet ejection device with embedded multi-pulse waveforms. In one embodiment, the process includes generating a multi-pulse waveform that includes drive pulses in predetermined positions. Next, the process includes applying
7997684 Flexible printhead circuit August 16, 2011
A flexible circuit for use within a printhead assembly and to connect a printhead body to an external circuit includes a substantially planar portion having one or more layers of conductive material and having a top surface substantially parallel to a top surface of the printhead body.
7988247 Ejection of drops having variable drop size from an ink jet printer August 2, 2011
A method for causing ink to be ejected from an ink chamber of an ink jet printer includes causing a first bolus of ink to be extruded from the ink chamber; and following lapse of a selected interval, causing a second bolus of ink to be extruded from the ink chamber. The interval is s
7982891 Printing device communication protocol July 19, 2011
Techniques, systems, and computer program products for transmitting data between a computer system and an external printing device. A technique may include generating a data packet in accordance with a communications protocol such that generating the data packet includes encoding the dat
7946668 Printing on a rotating surface May 24, 2011
In some examples, a printing system including a rotating platen having an axis of rotation and configured to support a substrate, and a printhead configured to eject drops in a direction parallel with the axis of rotation onto the substrate supported by the rotating platen.
7907298 Data pump for printing March 15, 2011
Systems and techniques for printing on a workpiece. In one implementation, a data pump is used to create a packet of image data for a print head assembly. The data pump includes multiple state machines to receive image data from an image buffer on a computer, and a serializer to gather i
7901029 Ink jet printing apparatus having enhanced print head maintenance March 8, 2011
A method for ink jet printing includes moving one or more receivers along a printing pass, ejecting ink drops from a first ink jet print head on a first receiver region of the one or more receivers in the printing pass, ejecting ink drops from a second ink jet print head on a second rece
7845790 Ink jet printing December 7, 2010
An ink jet printing system includes an ink jet print head configured to deliver ink drops to a substrate, a support member having a plurality of protrusions configured to carry the substrate by being in contact with the lower surface of the substrate, and a substrate conveying mechanism
7794079 Adjustable mount printhead assembly September 14, 2010
A mounting assembly for a printhead assembly is described that can allow dynamic nozzle and drop placement adjustment in one or more directions.
7794046 Duplex printing system September 14, 2010
A fluid ejection system includes a receiver transport system configured to transport a receiver in a first direction, a first fluid ejection head including a first set of fluid ejection nozzles to deposit fluid drops on a first surface of the receiver, and a second fluid ejection head
7779522 Method for forming a MEMS August 24, 2010
Techniques are described for forming actuators having piezoelectric material. A block of piezoelectric material is bonded to a transfer substrate. The block is then polished. The polished surface is bonded to a MEMS body.
7722147 Printing system architecture May 25, 2010
Systems and techniques for printing on a workpiece. In one implementation, a print system has a collection of print elements arranged to span a print area, a workpiece conveyor to move a workpiece through the print area, and a detector to detect a position of the workpiece in the print
7690779 High resolution multicolor ink jet printer April 6, 2010
A high-resolution ink jet printer includes a drum supported for rotation about an axis, substrate positioning means for positioning a substrate sheet on the surface of the drum to receive a printed image, carriage means movable parallel to the drum axis, printhead means supported on the
7686424 Printhead March 30, 2010
Devices used to degas and eject fluid drops are disclosed. Devices include a flow path that includes a pumping chamber in which fluid is pressurized for ejection of a fluid drop, and a semi-permeable membrane including an inorganic material having an outer surface positioned in fluid con
7681994 Drop ejection device March 23, 2010
Disclosed devices include a channel having a wall with a plurality of spaced apart projections extending therefrom. The projections substantially prevent intrusion of a liquid into the projections.
7681307 Soldering a flexible circuit March 23, 2010
Techniques are provided for controlling solder flow in applications where a flexible circuit is soldered to a microelectromechanical structure. A metal layer is formed on a substrate. A solder mask is formed on the metal layer such that portions of the metal layer are covered by the mask
7673987 Adjustable mount printhead assembly March 9, 2010
A mounting assembly for a printhead assembly is described that can allow dynamic nozzle and drop placement adjustment in one or more directions.
7673969 Droplet ejection apparatus alignment March 9, 2010
In one aspect, the invention features assemblies for depositing droplets on a substrate during relative motion of the assembly and the substrate along a process direction. The assemblies include a first printhead module and a second printhead module contacting the first printhead mod
7665815 Droplet ejection apparatus alignment February 23, 2010
In one aspect, the invention features assemblies for depositing droplets on a substrate during relative motion of the assembly and the substrate along a process direction. The assemblies include a first printhead module and a second printhead module contacting the first printhead mod
7637592 System and methods for fluid drop ejection December 29, 2009
A drop ejection device includes three or more orifices disposed in a two-dimensional pattern in a nozzle plate, a fluid conduit coupled to the three or more orifice, and an actuator configured to actuate the fluid in the fluid conduit to eject separate fluid drops out of the three or mor
7631962 Single-use droplet ejection module December 15, 2009
A printhead assembly including one or more nozzles is described that can include a droplet ejection module. In one embodiment, the droplet ejection module includes a liquid supply assembly, a housing and a droplet ejection body. The liquid supply assembly includes a self-contained li
7622048 Sacrificial substrate for etching November 24, 2009
A method of etching a silicon substrate is described. The method includes bonding a first silicon substrate to a sacrificial silicon substrate. The first silicon substrate is etched. A pressure is applied at an interface of the first silicon substrate and the sacrificial silicon substrat
7621625 Ink jet device with individual shut-off November 24, 2009
An ink jet print head includes an ink delivery system and a plurality of ink jet modules connected to the ink delivery system, the plurality of ink jet modules including a first ink jet module and a second ink jet module. The ink delivery system includes a first cut-off device select
7600849 Method and apparatus for scalable droplet ejection manufacturing October 13, 2009
A method includes ejecting liquid having a first composition from a first droplet ejection deposition system that includes a first printhead and a first fluid source, collecting information on the behavior of the liquid under a variety of ejection conditions for the first droplet ejectio
7588325 Printheads and systems using printheads September 15, 2009
In general, in one aspect, the invention features an apparatus, including a jetting assembly that has a plurality of nozzles capable of ejecting droplets, and a first reservoir and a second reservoir, the first and second reservoirs being in fluid communication with the jetting assembly
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