Posts Tagged: printer technologies


In midst of stiff corporate headwinds, Toshiba maintains spot as leading innovator

Toshiba exists among the giants of the U.S. patent landscape, placing sixth among all companies in terms of patents received from the U.S. Patent and …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

HP Inc. completes split, innovates in printing, file sharing and visualization tech

In 2014, HP placed 20th out of all companies filing patent applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, earning 1,631 patents, an increase of more than 10 percent …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

Canon patent activity focuses on digital cameras and related technologies

Our perusal of Canon’s patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shows that there are a myriad of other technologies being developed by …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 2

Epson at the forefront of robot innovation and point-of-sale printers

Headquartered in Nagano, Japan, the Seiko Epson Corporation is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of computer printers, imaging equipment and other information technologies. Well known for …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0

Toshiba Patents: From Memory Devices to Smarter Retail Stores and Seawater Desalination

We share a trio of patent applications discussing improvements to memory devices, especially flash memory devices. A number of intriguing technologies which we share below are also …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0

Epson’s Patents: Plenty of Printing Tech and a Couple of Robots

Inkjet printing technologies are the focus of a couple of recently published patent applications which are assigned to Epson, including a few technologies developed to prevent heat …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 1

Canon Invents: Digital Cameras, Video Editing, Medical Imaging

A worldwide leader in the development of camcorders, cameras, photocopiers and other imaging and printing devices, Canon Inc. of Tokyo, Japan, is one of the most active …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 1

Xerox Invents: Ink, Copiers and Respiratory Function Estimator

Today we take our first in-depth look at the inventions which have lately sprung from the minds of researchers and developers working at Xerox. We start with …
By Steve Brachmann
7 years ago 0

Epson Innovation Focuses on Robotics and Printers

We begin today’s column with a detailed look at our featured patent application, an improved assembly for a horizontal multi-joint robot. This robotic technology, developed for …
By Steve Brachmann
7 years ago 0

HP Invents Electronic – Maps, Coupons, Printers and Warranties

The featured patent application focuses on mapping technology, an area of innovation that we’ve seen from many of the electronic device and software manufacturers we cover. …
By Steve Brachmann
7 years ago 0

Canon Seeks Patent on Battery Powered Mobile X-Ray Machine

Canon has been involved with developing X-ray technologies in the recent past, as we’ve profiled in our past coverage of this company’s intellectual property portfolio. …
By Steve Brachmann
7 years ago 0

Canon Seeks Patent on Camouflaged Copy-Forgery Pattern

The featured patent application for this column describes a novel improvement for providing latent-image patterns for protecting secure documents. This system creates more effective watermarks for preventing …
By Steve Brachmann
7 years ago 0

HP Seeks Patent on Lip Reading Speech Recognition

Our feature patent application today almost sounds impossible, or at least exceptionally futuristic. The application discloses a novel way of using image processing to aid in speech …
By Steve Brachmann
7 years ago 13