Hewlett-Packard Patent Applications

GENERATING SPECIFICATIONS FOR AN ORTHOSIS

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170173885
Example implementations relate to collecting data to generate specifications for an orthosis. In example implementations, data may be collected from a plurality of pressure sensors. Histograms may be generated that characterize collected data. Specifications for an orthosis may be generated based on the histograms.

PRINTHEAD WIPING

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170173963
In one example, a method for wiping the face of a printhead includes wiping across the face of the printhead and then wiping along the face of the printhead with a web of cleaning material. In another example, a wiper for wiping a face of a printhead includes a rotatable shaft having an axis of rotation and a helical blade affixed to the shaft. The helical blade is simultaneously rotatable on the shaft against the face of the printhead and translatable along the face of the printhead in…

SUPPLY FLUID FROM A FLUID CHAMBER TO A POROUS WIPE MATERIAL TO WIPE A PRINTHEAD

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170173964
A cleaning module includes an actuator device, a fluid chamber, and a wiper member. The actuator device may enter an activation state based on a movement of at least a portion of the actuator device in response to an engagement with the printhead. The fluid chamber may store and supply fluid to the porous wipe material in response to the activation state of the actuator device. The wiper member may apply pressure to a porous wipe material including the fluid therein to wipe the…

FLUID EJECTION DEVICE WITH GROUND ELECTRODE EXPOSED TO FLUID CHAMBER

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170173969
An example provides a fluid ejection device including a fluid feed slot, a fluid chamber between a nozzle layer and a passivation layer, and a printhead-integrated sensor to sense a property of a fluid in the fluid chamber. The sensor may include a ground electrode exposed to the fluid chamber through a via in the passivation layer.

DRYING CONTROL

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170173975
A convection dryer device is disclosed. The convection dryer uses a first fan speed before the leading edge of media reaches a first location in a drying area and a second fan speed, faster than the first fan speed, after the leading edge of media reaches first location.

MEDIUM HANDLING

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170173980
Medium handling apparatuses and methods of media handling, both for use in printing devices, are disclosed herein. An example of a medium handling apparatus includes a first transport roller to convey a medium and a first drive mechanism to rotate the first transport roller at a first rate. This example of the medium handling apparatus additionally includes a second transport roller to convey the medium and a second drive mechanism to rotate the second transport roller at a second rate.…

COMPENSATING SWATH HEIGHT ERROR

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170173984
Example implementations relate to swath height error compensation. Some examples may determine a density of an image to be printed in an overlap area of a printing material. The overlap area may include target pixels capable of being printed by a first set of drop ejection elements and a second set of drop ejection elements that are redundant to the first set of drop ejection elements. Some implementations may also determine a mask to apply to the first and second set of drop ejection…

PRINTING USING A METAL-SURFACE CHARGING ELEMENT

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170176883
Techniques related to printing using a metal-surface charging element. A printing system includes a metal-surface charging element and a power supply. The charging element is disposed to deposit electric charge on an imaging surface. The power supply may provide electric power with an alternating current (AC) component and a direct current (DC) component to the charging element.

ACQUISITION OF LINKED VERSIONS OF PRINT CONTENT HAVING MACHINE-READABLE LINKS

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170177286
Examples disclosed herein relate to acquisition of linked versions of print content having machine-readable links. Examples include acquisition of a message requesting that print content be printed at a destination printing device via the remote printing service, the message comprising link information specifying a selected type of optically machine-readable link and a digital content payoff. Examples further include acquisition, from a linking service, of a linked version of the print…

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INVENTORY AVAILABILITY PREDICTION

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170178221
Implementations of the present disclosure disclose a method and system for inventory availability prediction. According to one implementation, a request for inventory availability of a desired item is received from a subscriber. Furthermore, a predicted availability of the desired item is calculated based on inventory assessment data. In addition, an optimum purchase timing is determined based on the predicted availability of the item and then provided to the subscriber.

FORMATTER CAGE

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170180572
A formatter cage is disclosed. The formatter cage includes a three point mounting system for expansion modules.

FLUIDIC INTERFACE

Granted: June 15, 2017
Application Number: 20170165973
A fluidic interface may include a fluidic needle of a first polymer based compound and a body wall that is to support the fluidic needle, the body wall of a second polymer based compound, different than the first polymer based compound.

FLUID CONTAINER PARTS INCLUDING A LATCH HANDLE AND RIB

Granted: June 15, 2017
Application Number: 20170165976
A part of a fluid container includes a wall and a latch handle connected to the wall through a live hinge. The latch handle slants away from the wall. A rib spans over the hinge and is connected to the latch handle and the wall.

INK COMPOSITION

Granted: June 15, 2017
Application Number: 20170166765
An ink composition includes colorant, hydroxylated and non-hydroxylated co-solvents, and water. A weight percent ratio of hydroxylated to non-hydroxylated co-solvents ranges from 46:54 to about 62:38. The composition also includes an acid and a polyurethane copolymer binder. The acid is selected from the group consisting of oleic acid, linoleic acid, undecanoic acid, dodecanoic acid, tridecanoic acid, and combinations thereof. The binder is formed from the polymerization of a…

CONNECTING A PERIPHERAL DEVICE

Granted: June 15, 2017
Application Number: 20170168973
The present disclosure describes a peripheral device. The peripheral device includes a device communication port to communicatively couple with a computer communication port on a computer. The peripheral device includes an automatic latch to mechanically secure the peripheral device to the computer by applying pressure in a direction that connects the device communication port and the computer communication port. The peripheral device includes a ground retention clip, to establish…

DECODING A MAIN IMAGE USING AN AUXILIARY IMAGE

Granted: June 15, 2017
Application Number: 20170169269
Example implementations relate to using an auxiliary image to identify an image analysis mechanism associated with a main image. For example, a computing device may include a processor and an image capture device. The processor may capture with the image capture device a representation of a combined image. The combined image may include a main image and an auxiliary image. The processor may also identify the auxiliary image in the representation of the combined image and decode the…

DETERMINATION OF A NETWORK CLOUD CONTAINING AN UNCONTROLLED NETWORK DEVICE BASED ON LINK DATA OF CONTROLLED NETWORK DEVICES

Granted: June 15, 2017
Application Number: 20170170980
Systems, methods, and storage mediums for determining a network cloud containing an uncontrolled network device based on link data of controlled network devices. The link data of controlled network devices can indicate which controlled network devices are linked together, whether the links between controlled network devices are mufti-hop inks, and whether the links between controlled network devices are bi-directional.

WIPE CARTRIDGE CARRIAGE

Granted: June 8, 2017
Application Number: 20170157934
The present invention is directed at a printhead cleaning assembly, comprising: a frame; a wipe cartridge receptacle mounted on the frame, the receptacle being movable relative to the frame between a first receptacle position and a second receptacle position; a wipe cartridge fixing latch, mounted on the wipe cartridge receptacle, wherein the latch is movable between a closed position and an open position, wherein the latch is coupled to a lock/unlock mechanism that moves the latch…

FILE TRANSFER USING XML

Granted: June 8, 2017
Application Number: 20170163719
A tangible, machine readable storage medium stores instructions and implements a method when the instructions are executed by a processor. A source file is received by a gateway engine. The source file is a binary file. The source file is portioned into multiple parts by a breakdown engine. The multiple parts are transferred by a reliable transfer engine using a single port according to a messaging protocol to transfer messages reliably between nodes in the presence of any of software…

BROADCAST-BASED UPDATE MANAGEMENT

Granted: June 8, 2017
Application Number: 20170163767
A method for providing software updates to a client computing device, includes, responsive to sending a broadcast message requesting available updates addressed from a client computing device network address of the client computing device, receiving at the client computing device network address a response message comprising the update service network address. The method may also include responsive to sending an update request message addressed to an update service associated with an…