EP0536526A3 - Supply control for a heating element in a thermal printer - Google Patents

Supply control for a heating element in a thermal printer Download PDF

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EP0536526A3
EP0536526A3 EP19920114645 EP92114645A EP0536526A3 EP 0536526 A3 EP0536526 A3 EP 0536526A3 EP 19920114645 EP19920114645 EP 19920114645 EP 92114645 A EP92114645 A EP 92114645A EP 0536526 A3 EP0536526 A3 EP 0536526A3
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heating element
supply control
thermal printer
printer
thermal
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EP0536526B1 (en
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Stephan Guenther
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Francotyp-Postalia GmbH
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Francotyp-Postalia GmbH
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41JTYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, e.g. INK-JET PRINTERS, THERMAL PRINTERS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
    • B41J2/00Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed
    • B41J2/315Typewriters 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
    • B41J2/32Typewriters 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
    • B41J2/35Typewriters 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 providing current or voltage to the thermal head
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41JTYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, e.g. INK-JET PRINTERS, THERMAL PRINTERS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
    • B41J2/00Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed
    • B41J2/315Typewriters 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
    • B41J2/32Typewriters 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
    • B41J2/35Typewriters 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 providing current or voltage to the thermal head
    • B41J2/355Control circuits for heating-element selection
    • B41J2/36Print density control
    • B41J2/365Print density control by compensation for variation in temperature
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41JTYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, e.g. INK-JET PRINTERS, THERMAL PRINTERS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
    • B41J2/00Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed
    • B41J2/315Typewriters 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
    • B41J2/38Preheating, i.e. heating to a temperature insufficient to cause printing
EP19920114645 1991-10-07 1992-08-27 Supply control for a heating element in a thermal printer Expired - Lifetime EP0536526B1 (en)

Priority Applications (2)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
DE4133207 1991-10-07
DE19914133207 DE4133207A1 (en) 1991-10-07 1991-10-07 A method for controlling energization of a thermal printing heating element

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EP0536526A2 EP0536526A2 (en) 1993-04-14
EP0536526A3 true EP0536526A3 (en) 1993-05-26
EP0536526B1 EP0536526B1 (en) 1997-01-22

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EP19920114645 Expired - Lifetime EP0536526B1 (en) 1991-10-07 1992-08-27 Supply control for a heating element in a thermal printer

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US (1) US5453776A (en)
EP (1) EP0536526B1 (en)
CA (1) CA2078182C (en)
DE (2) DE4133207A1 (en)

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DE4405134C2 (en) * 1994-02-18 1999-07-08 F & O Elektronic Systems Gmbh Device and method for driving the heating elements of a thermal printing plate for printing gray and / or color steps
DE29504576U1 (en) * 1995-03-07 1995-05-11 Francotyp Postalia Gmbh Thermal print head control
GB9801743D0 (en) 1998-01-28 1998-03-25 Neopost Ltd Digital print head data registration
US6476838B1 (en) 1999-09-03 2002-11-05 Oki Data America, Inc. Method of driving a thermal print head
DE102004027517B4 (en) 2004-06-03 2007-05-10 Francotyp-Postalia Gmbh Arrangement and method for controlling a thermal transfer print head
EP1661716B1 (en) 2004-11-30 2012-08-08 Francotyp-Postalia GmbH Method of driving a thermal transfer print head
DE102005007220B4 (en) 2005-02-15 2007-08-16 Francotyp-Postalia Gmbh Method and arrangement for controlling the printing of a thermal transfer printing device
WO2006108172A2 (en) * 2005-04-06 2006-10-12 Zink Imaging, L.L.C. Multicolor thermal imaging method and thermal imaging member for use therein
DE102006009334A1 (en) 2006-03-01 2007-09-20 Francotyp-Postalia Gmbh A process for improving the quality of printing with a thermal transfer printhead and apparatus for carrying out the process

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EP0329369A2 (en) * 1988-02-15 1989-08-23 Shinko Denki Kabushiki Kaisha Method and apparatus for energizing thermal head of a thermal printer
WO1989009382A1 (en) * 1988-03-21 1989-10-05 Kroy Inc. Pixel preheat and automated thermal transfer system

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EP0329369A2 (en) * 1988-02-15 1989-08-23 Shinko Denki Kabushiki Kaisha Method and apparatus for energizing thermal head of a thermal printer
WO1989009382A1 (en) * 1988-03-21 1989-10-05 Kroy Inc. Pixel preheat and automated thermal transfer system

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PATENT ABSTRACTS OF JAPAN vol. 11, no. 86 (M-572)(2533) 17. Maerz 1987 & JP-A-61 239 966 ( FUJI XEROX CO LTD ) 25. October 1986 *
PATENT ABSTRACTS OF JAPAN vol. 12, no. 197 (M-706)(3044) 8. Juni 1988 & JP-A-63 004 970 ( SHINKO ELECTRIC CO LTD ) 09. January 1988 *
PATENT ABSTRACTS OF JAPAN vol. 15, no. 215 (M-1119)31. Mai 1991 & JP-A-3 061 053 ( CANON INC ) 15. Maerz 1991 *
PATENT ABSTRACTS OF JAPAN vol. 9, no. 206 (M-406)(1929) 23. August 1985 & JP-A-60 067 178 ( FUJI XEROX K.K. ) 17. April 1985 *

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DE59207937D1 (en) 1997-03-06
EP0536526B1 (en) 1997-01-22
CA2078182A1 (en) 1993-04-08
DE4133207A1 (en) 1993-04-15
EP0536526A2 (en) 1993-04-14
CA2078182C (en) 1998-08-04
US5453776A (en) 1995-09-26

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