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David P Trauernicht, Edward P Furlani, John A Lebens: Thermal actuator with reduced temperature extreme and method of operating same. Eastman Kodak Company, William R Zimmerli, February 3, 2004: US06685303 (70 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for a thermal actuator for a micromechanical device, especially a liquid drop emitter such as an ink jet printhead, is disclosed. The disclosed thermal actuator comprises a base element and a cantilevered element extending from the base element and normally residing at a first position ...


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David L Jeanmaire, David P Trauernicht, James M Chwalek: Continuous ink jet printing method and apparatus with ink droplet velocity discrimination. Eastman Kodak Company, Milton S Sales, Mark G Bocchetti, December 7, 2004: US06827429 (70 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for printing an image is provided. In this apparatus, each nozzle is operable to selectively create a stream of ink droplets having a plurality of velocities. The apparatus also includes a droplet deflector having a gas source. The gas source is positioned at an angle with respect to th ...


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Antonio Cabal, Edward P Furlani, John A Lebens, David P Trauernicht, David S Ross: Multi-layer thermal actuator with optimized heater length and method of operating same. Eastman Kodak Company, William R Zimmerli, July 29, 2003: US06598960 (68 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for and method of operating a thermal actuator for a micromechanical device, especially a liquid drop emitter such as an ink jet printhead, is disclosed. The disclosed thermal actuator comprises a base element and a cantilevered element extending a length L from a base element and norma ...


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John A Lebens, Christopher N Delametter, David P Trauernicht: Continuous ink jet printer with micro-valve deflection mechanism and method of controlling same. Eastman Kodak Company, Francis H Boos Jr, Roland R Schindler II, November 5, 2002: US06474795 (51 worldwide citation)

A continuous inkjet printer in which a continuous ink stream is deflected at the printhead nozzle bore without the need for charged deflection plates or tunnels. The printhead includes a primary ink delivery channel which delivers a primary flow of pressurized ink through an ink staging chamber to t ...


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Constantine N Anagnostopoulos, John A Lebens, Gilbert A Hawkins, David P Trauernicht, James M Chwalek, Christopher N Delametter: CMOS/MEMS integrated ink jet print head with heater elements formed during CMOS processing and method of forming same. Eastman Kodak Company, Norman Rushefsky, September 17, 2002: US06450619 (39 worldwide citation)

A continuous ink jet print head is formed of a silicon substrate that includes integrated circuits formed therein for controlling operation of the print head. An insulating layer or layers overlies the silicon substrate and has a series or an array of nozzle openings or bores formed therein along th ...


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Joseph F Bringley, David P Trauernicht, Patrick M Lambert: Laser ablative imaging element. Eastman Kodak Company, Harold E Cole, March 10, 1998: US05725993 (38 worldwide citation)

A laser-exposed thermal recording element comprising a support having thereon a pigment layer comprising a pigment dispersed in a polymeric binder, the pigment absorbing at the wavelength of a laser used to expose the element, wherein the pigment comprises the formula:


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David L Jeanmaire, David P Trauernicht, Christopher N Delametter: Continuous ink jet system having non-circular orifices. Eastman Kodak Company, March 20, 2001: US06203145 (35 worldwide citation)

A continuous ink jet printing system using asymmetrical heating of the fluid in which the nozzle bore (


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Constantine N Anagnostopoulos, John A Lebens, David P Trauernicht, James M Chwalek, Christopher N Delametter: CMOS/MEMS integrated ink jet print head and method of operating same. Eastman Kodak Company, Norman Rushefsky, January 7, 2003: US06502925 (30 worldwide citation)

An ink jet print head is formed of a silicon substrate that includes an integrated circuit formed therein for controlling operation of the print head. The silicon substrate has one or more ink channels formed therein along the longitudinal direction of the nozzle array. An insulating layer or layers ...


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Christopher N Delametter, David P Trauernicht, Edward P Furlani, John A Lebens: Thermal actuator with spatial thermal pattern. Eastman Kodak Company, William R Zimmerli, April 13, 2004: US06721020 (28 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for and method of operating a thermal actuator for a micromechanical device, especially a liquid drop emitter such as an ink jet printhead, is disclosed. The disclosed thermal actuator comprises a base element and a cantilevered element including a thermo-mechanical bender portion exten ...


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David P Trauernicht, John A Lebens: Thermal actuator drop-on-demand apparatus and method for high frequency. Eastman Kodak Company, Milton S Sales, October 8, 2002: US06460972 (28 worldwide citation)

A liquid drop emitter, such as an ink jet device, for emitting a series of liquid drops at high frequency is disclosed. The drop emitter comprises a liquid-filled chamber having a nozzle, a thermo-mechanical actuator for applying pressure to liquid at the nozzle, means for heating the thermo-mechani ...