Crawford Timothy D (Total 61 Patents Found)

An ink stick for use in a solid ink feed system of a phase change ink jet printer includes an ink stick body. Nesting elements are formed in the ink stick body for nesting the ink stick body with an adjacent ink stick body. One end surface of the ink stick body has a projecting nesting element, and the opposite end sur...
An apparatus, program product and method validate service provider invoices for a customer to ensure that the waste disposal services associated with such invoices are both authorized to be performed and priced correctly in view of a contract between the customer and the service provider. Such invoice validation may be...
An ink stick push block for use in a system for feeding solid ink sticks in a phase change printer, wherein each solid ink stick has an ink stick face surface having an ink stick face surface contour and an ink stick rear surface having a nonplanar ink stick rear surface contour, the ink stick push block. The push bloc...
A system and method for collecting and testing data at a patient point of care location via a first device, such as a sample cartridge adapted to engage a first device, such as a personal digital assistant (PDA) incorporating a wireless communication module to communicate collected data to a second device, such as a he...
(57)【要約】 【課題】 固体インクステックを押し出す押しブロック を提供する。 【解決手段】 位相変化型プリンタにおいて固体インク スティックを供給するためのシステムに使う、インクス ティック押しブロックである。各固体イン...
An apparatus, program product and method validate service provider invoices for a customer to ensure that the waste disposal services associated with such invoices are both authorized to be performed and priced correctly in view of a contract between the customer and the service provider. Such invoice validation may be...
A biological sample containment system and method are provided that include a container for storing the biological sample and an indicator affixed to the container for displaying at least one measured characteristics of the container or sample, wherein measurement of the characteristic is commenced by activation of the...
An ink stick for use in a solid ink feed system of a phase change ink jet printer includes a three dimensional ink stick body that has a lateral center of gravity, a substantially horizontal perimeter, and opposed end surfaces. An ink stick guide element is formed in the bottom of the ink stick body, and the ink stick ...
An ink stick (30) for use in a solid ink feed system of a phase change ink jet printer (10) includes an ink stick body. Nesting elements are formed in the ink stick body for nesting the ink stick body with an adjacent ink stick body. One end surface (61) of the ink stick body has a projecting nesting element (71), and ...
A system for applying a liquid to a support surface in an imaging apparatus comprises an application surface that applies liquid to the support surface; and a filter positioned in relation t the application surface such that liquid removed from the support surface passes through the filter to the application surface....
A printer architecture that enables a printer (or other media processing device) with an elongate foot print to be configured with media input and operator controls oriented at either a narrow end or a wide side thereof, that surface becoming the “front” of the unit. Controls and/or display(s) are mounted such that...
An ink stick push block for use in a system for feeding solid ink sticks (2) in a phase change printer, wherein each solid ink stick has an ink stick face surface having an ink stick face surface contour and an ink stick rear surface having a nonplanar ink stick rear surface contour, the ink stick push block. The push ...
A media preheater positioned in the media path of a printer and having a fixed heater and a movable plate array biased toward the heater such that printing media passing between the heater and the plate array is compressed therebetween and heated. The preheater may be positioned upstream of a print head and downstream ...
L'invention concerne un système et un procédé de confinement d'échantillon biologique faisant appel à un contenant destiné au stockage de l'échantillon biologique et à un indicateur fixé sur le contenant pour l'affichage d'au moins une caractéristique mesurée du contenant ou de l'éch...
An ink stick for use in a solid ink feed system of a phase change ink jet printer includes an ink stick body. Nesting elements are formed in the ink stick body for nesting the ink stick body with an adjacent ink stick body. One end surface of the ink stick body has a projecting nesting element, and the opposite end sur...
An ink stick for use in a solid ink feed system of a phase change ink jet printer includes a three dimensional ink stick body that has a lateral center of gravity, a substantially horizontal perimeter, and opposed end surfaces. An ink stick guide element is formed in the bottom of the ink stick body, and the ink stick ...
An ink stick push block for use in a system for feeding solid ink sticks (2) in a phase change printer, wherein each solid ink stick has an ink stick face surface having an ink stick face surface contour and an ink stick rear surface having a nonplanar ink stick rear surface contour, the ink stick push block. The push ...
A printer architecture that enables a printer (or other media processing device) with an elongate foot print to be configured with media input and operator controls oriented at either a narrow end or a wide side thereof, that surface becoming the “front” of the unit. Controls and/or display(s) are mounted such that...
A method of cleaning a media preheater that is positioned in the media path of a printer is disclosed. The media preheater has a fixed heater and a movable plate array biased toward the heater such that printer media passing between the plate array and the heater is compressed therebetween and heated. The preheater may...
An ink stick for a solid ink feed system of a phase change ink printer includes an ink stick body having an insertion perimeter, and a guide surface with a shaped guide element shaped to interact with an elongate shaped guide rail of the solid ink feed system. The ink stick insertion perimeter is in a plane substantial...
An obturator is provided which allows for placing and withdrawing of a single catheter obturator over an extended period of time so as to allow speed intervals of use, and non-use of a catheter while in place in the patient's skin, while at the same time doing away with cumbersome, costly and time consuming adminis...
In a pulsed laser diode driver an energy storage capacitor is continuously being charged to a supply voltage Vr. When a pulse is initiated, energy stored in the capacitor is delivered to the laser diode load. The capacitor voltage Vd at the end of a pulse is used to control Vr to ensure that Vd is maintained above a mi...
L'invention concerne un système et un procédé de fourniture d'informations relatives à au moins un contenant destiné au stockage d'un échantillon biologique. Le système et le procédé font appel: à un porte-éprouvettes conçu pour contenir au moins un contenant d'échantillon biologique et à ...
A biological sample containment system and method are provided that include a container for storing the biological sample and an indicator affixed to the container for displaying at least one measured characteristics of the container or sample, wherein measurement of the characteristic is commenced by activation of the...
L'invention concerne un dispositif de prélèvement de liquide organique dans lequel de multiples échantillons de liquide organique individuels peuvent être prélevés simultanément. Le dispositif comprend une chambre et un adaptateur qui distribue sensiblement et simultanément le sang vers des chambres individ...
The present invention provides an oil-in-water wax dispersion comprising one or more waxes or hydrophobic semi-solids, a dispersion initiator, optionally oen or more plasticizing agents or solvents and/or co-solvents, and water. The invention also provides a method for preparing these oil-in-water wax dispersions and t...
【課題】改良された新しいインクスティックを提供する。 【解決手段】相変化インクジェットプリンタの固体インク供給システムで利用するインクスティックは、そのインクスティック本体に嵌め合い要素を形成し、それに隣接するイン...
An ink stick for a solid ink feed system of a phase change ink printer includes an ink stick body having an insertion perimeter, and a guide surface with a shaped guide element shaped to interact with an elongate shaped guide rail of the solid ink feed system. The ink stick insertion perimeter is in a plane substantial...
An ink stick push block for use in a system for feeding solid ink sticks in a phase change printer, wherein each solid ink stick has an ink stick face surface having an ink stick face surface contour and an ink stick rear surface having a nonplanar ink stick rear surface contour, the ink stick push block. The push bloc...
A process motor (82) provides bidirectional motive force to a printer (50) drive train (80) that selectively engages with multiple self-homing printing functions. A print head (52) is tiltable to a maintenance position and a transfer roller (64) is loadable against a transfer drum (54) by respective missing tooth gear ...
The present invention provides an oil-in-water wax dispersion comprising one or more waxes or hydrophobic semi-solids, a dispersion initiator, optionally oen or more plasticizing agents or solvents and/or co-solvents, and water. The invention also provides a method for preparing these oil-in-water wax dispersions and t...
【課題】画像形成プロセスを改良する。 【解決手段】画像形成装置において支持表面に流体を付着させるシステムは、オイルを転写ドラム表面24に付着させる流体含浸ローラ20と、ブレード34によって転写ドラム表面24から取り...
A system for applying a liquid to a support surface in an imaging apparatus comprises an application surface that applies liquid to the support surface; and a filter positioned in relation t the application surface such that liquid removed from the support surface passes through the filter to the application surface....