Electronics for Imaging Patent Applications

MOBILE PRINT EMAIL REPLY WITH THUMBNAILS

Granted: October 2, 2014
Application Number: 20140293320
Techniques are provided that allow the user to view on his or her mobile device the body of an email or other items from a message service as well as each of the attachments as thumbnails or individual images. As well, techniques allow the user to view particular attributes of each item, e.g. the number of pages and the page size of a particular attachment. Techniques are provided such that the user may view such thumbnails and/or attributes on a unique URL generated as a result of the…

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COLOR PRINT MANAGEMENT

Granted: September 18, 2014
Application Number: 20140268193
In a color printing environment, functions for printing color management are dissociated. An abstraction layer is also provided to facilitate setting and evaluation of all factors relating to color print and prediction.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HIGH QUALITY PRINTING OF NON-SATURATED COLORED TEXT AND LINES

Granted: July 31, 2014
Application Number: 20140211267
An embodiment implements a methodology for printing non-saturated text and lines in a way that removes the jagged edge problem. An embodiment uses a combination of two screens, e.g. AM screening and applying pure color. For example, according to the embodiment, the closer to the edge from the interior of text or lines, the less amplitude modulation half toning is applied and the more actual color or contone is applied. A particular algorithm for determining and using a blending parameter…

A METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING LIGHTNESS IN COLORED INKJET INKS BY MEANS OF A TRANSPARENT WHITE INK COMPOSITION

Granted: May 8, 2014
Application Number: 20140125718
A transparent white ink composition is formulated to brighten, lighten and or dilute full-tone primary inkjet colors: cyan; magenta; yellow and black, eliminating the need for ‘light ink’ primary color inks. The transparent white ink is jetted concurrently with reduced amounts of full-tone inks in lighter tonal areas conventionally supported by ‘light ink’ primary inks. Printing ‘light ink’ primary colors using a transparent white ink composition may reduce the number of…

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATED GENERATION OF A WHITE INK SEPARATION OUT OF CMYK DATA OR RGB PRINT DATA

Granted: May 8, 2014
Application Number: 20140126001
Techniques are provided that include an algorithm and a computing device using such algorithm to compute a white ink separation channel from the CMYK or RGB data from a print pipeline as an input. This input originally corresponds to print data on a media with standard whiteness, e.g. standard whiteness corresponding to a diffuser used by the Comission Internationale de l'Eclairage (CIE) 1964 media whiteness formula. In an example implementation, the white ink channel computed by the…

Automated Printer's Dashboard

Granted: May 1, 2014
Application Number: 20140118775
Techniques are provided for generating and using automated production and performance dashboards. For example, an automated production dashboard is generated and used that includes, but is not limited to, defining production performance metrics, job stats, trends, red/green/yellow with health check, and risks. As well, an automated upkeep dashboard is generated and used that includes, but is not limited to, defining supplies, maintenance, trends, next service appointments,…

PRODUCTION PLANNING AND MONITORING IN INKJET DEVICES

Granted: March 27, 2014
Application Number: 20140085665
An inkjet printer is placed in communications with a print production planning and scheduling system to allow planning, monitoring, and adjusting of an automatic digital (ink jet) printing production line. In one embodiment, the order of the print jobs is defined by the print shop owner or by the associated supervisor. Each job becomes a paper based (printed) job ticket and the order in which the jobs arrive at the print operator side defines the print order. The same is true for the…

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VARIABLE GLOSS REDUCTION

Granted: March 27, 2014
Application Number: 20140086610
Various variable gloss reduction techniques are disclosed. In one embodiment, a gloss reduction technique is disclosed using a textured roller and a wiper impregnated with fuser oil to create a differential gloss pattern that reduces the gloss of an image printed on a substrate. In one embodiment, a gloss reduction technique is disclosed using a combination of heat and pressure to create a differential gloss pattern that reduces the gloss in specific regions of an image printed on a…

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VARIABLE GLOSS REDUCTION

Granted: March 27, 2014
Application Number: 20140087079
The smoothness of a toner layer is reduced and thus the gloss of a resulting print is reduced. A single toner, the original high gloss version, is enabled to print all images. A finishing option is provided which, through application of a combination of heat and pressure with a textured roller, reduces the specular gloss of the toner surface by imprinting a high frequency texture onto the smooth toner layer. By adjusting the temperature/pressure of the textured roller, the effective…

DIRECTORY SERVER FOR AUTOMATIC NETWORK INFORMATION ACCESS SYSTEMS

Granted: March 13, 2014
Application Number: 20140075534
Systems, apparatus and methods are described for providing information access to network devices. A directory server registers identification information about a first network device coupled to a first network. The first network and the directory server may be coupled to a second network, which may include a wide area network, public network, or the Internet. The identification information may include a network address of the first network device on the first network, or a network…

GAS REMOVAL FROM A FLUID DELIVERY SYSTEM

Granted: March 6, 2014
Application Number: 20140063153
Systems and methods of automatically bleeding air from a primary ink delivery system, so little or no air is mixed with the ink once it reaches a secondary ink system containing print heads. An air bleeder return assembly with a flow restrictor orifice that is configured to remove air from ink pumped to the carriage of print heads, thereby minimizing jet dropouts. Additionally, this setup provides the added advantage of the ability to run the bulk bags dry without ingesting large…

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SECURE DOCUMENT PRINTING

Granted: March 6, 2014
Application Number: 20140063551
A secure document printing system is provided. A policy server is used to define access rules for a document, and select individual users and/or groups that will have access to the document. The policy server stores the access rules along with a document decryption key. The policy server's name and address are packed in the document, and then encrypted and sent to a print server which stores it for later access. A recipient is notified that the document resides on a particular print…

REDUCED GLOSS BANDING THROUGH LOW INK VOLUME DEPOSITION PER PRINT PASS

Granted: September 26, 2013
Application Number: 20130250001
Improved output quality of a printer used in UV curable ink jet printing is achieved by minimizing or eliminating a print artifact referred to as gloss banding or tire tracking. A same or a similar number of nozzles as used in conventional printers is used to achieve a desired throughput, but the nozzles are arranged so that any given square inch of substrate to which ink is being applied receives a lower amount of ink. A longer effective print head is provided by arranging the print…

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

Granted: September 19, 2013
Application Number: 20130241930
Limitations of conventional dimensional printing techniques are addressed to provide features and flexibility not presently available, including extracting images selectively from a Postscript® or PDF file and thus enable texturing of individual images within a page; constructing the texture automatically directly from the image using image processing techniques; visualizing the texture to be applied to an image via construction of a bump map or normal map in openGL and DirectX®;…

METALLIC INK JET PRINTING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GRAPHICS APPLICATIONS

Granted: September 19, 2013
Application Number: 20130242016
A multi-phase system for creating a metallic effect on a substrate, comprising applying to the substrate a first ink jet ink comprising a dispersion of reflective metallic particles in a suitable carrier system, to form a reflective coating layer; and applying a second ink jet ink over the reflective coating layer to form a protective coating layer. Optionally, an undercoat layer is printed on the substrate prior to applying the first ink jet ink. The second ink jet comprises at least…

PRINTING SYSTEM STRUCTURES

Granted: May 30, 2013
Application Number: 20130135403
A liquid ink container having mating features for self alignment with an ink delivery station. The ink delivery station includes a receiver with an actuated puncture ring. The liquid ink container includes a cap that is punctured by the ring to allow fluid flow from the container. The receiver and container also include means for introducing pressurized gas into the container to facilitate evacuation of liquid ink.

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR TRANSFERRING PRINTER DRIVER PREFERENCES

Granted: May 2, 2013
Application Number: 20130107320
A system is provided for supporting multiple platforms with common personal preferences for printer drivers. The set preferences for the printer driver are therefore reusable and may be moved from one driver to another. The system involves the provision of a common format for printer driver preferences. When a new printer is brought to a system or a user moves to a station that uses a different printer, the preferences are readily moved to that location. Further, an MIS department may…

LIQUID INK CONTAINERS FOR PRINTING SYSTEMS

Granted: April 11, 2013
Application Number: 20130088550
A liquid ink container having mating features for self alignment with an ink delivery station. The ink delivery station includes a receiver with an actuated puncture ring. The liquid ink container includes a cap that is punctured by the ring to allow fluid flow from the container. The receiver and container also include means for introducing pressurized gas into the container to facilitate evacuation of liquid ink.

PROCESSES FOR DELIVERING INK WITHIN A PRINTING SYSTEM

Granted: April 11, 2013
Application Number: 20130088551
A liquid ink container having mating features for self alignment with an ink delivery station. The ink delivery station includes a receiver with an actuated puncture ring. The liquid ink container includes a cap that is punctured by the ring to allow fluid flow from the container. The receiver and container also include means for introducing pressurized gas into the container to facilitate evacuation of liquid ink.

METALLIC INK JET PRINTING SYSTEM FOR GRAPHICS APPLICATIONS

Granted: April 4, 2013
Application Number: 20130083119
A multi-phase system for creating a metallic effect on a substrate, comprising applying to the substrate a first ink jet ink comprising a dispersion of reflective metallic particles in a suitable carrier system, to form a reflective coating layer; and applying a second ink jet ink over the reflective coating layer to form a protective coating layer. Optionally, an undercoat layer is printed on the substrate prior to applying the first ink jet ink. The second ink jet comprises at least…