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1. (WO2012172365) A RADIATION SOURCE
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Pub. No.: WO/2012/172365 International Application No.: PCT/GB2012/051385
Publication Date: 20.12.2012 International Filing Date: 15.06.2012
IPC:
B41J 2/45 (2006.01) ,B41J 2/465 (2006.01) ,B41J 2/46 (2006.01) ,B41J 2/475 (2006.01)
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
41
PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
J
TYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
2
Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed
435
characterised by selective application of radiation to a printing material or impression-transfer material
447
using arrays of radiation sources
45
using light-emitting diode arrays
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
41
PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
J
TYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
2
Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed
435
characterised by selective application of radiation to a printing material or impression-transfer material
465
using masks, e.g. light-switching masks
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
41
PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
J
TYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
2
Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed
435
characterised by selective application of radiation to a printing material or impression-transfer material
447
using arrays of radiation sources
46
characterised by using glass fibres
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
41
PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
J
TYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
2
Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed
435
characterised by selective application of radiation to a printing material or impression-transfer material
475
for heating selectively
Applicants:
DATALASE LIMITED [GB/GB]; Unit 3, Wheldon Road Widnes Cheshire WA8 8FW, GB (AllExceptUS)
CRIDLAND, John [GB/GB]; GB (UsOnly)
HOLLOWAY, Lee [GB/GB]; GB (UsOnly)
PHILLIPS, Tristan [GB/GB]; GB (UsOnly)
Inventors:
CRIDLAND, John; GB
HOLLOWAY, Lee; GB
PHILLIPS, Tristan; GB
Agent:
WILSON GUNN (Manchester); 5th Floor, Blackfriars House The Parsonage Manchester Lancashire M3 2JA, GB
Priority Data:
1110026.015.06.2011GB
Title (EN) A RADIATION SOURCE
(FR) SOURCE DE RAYONNEMENT
Abstract:
(EN) A substrate marking apparatus (100) comprises: a plurality of radiation sources (101) operable to emit radiation (113); and a guiding means. The guiding means comprises a primary array (104) comprising a plurality of elements; and a controllabie optical system (102) comprising a plurality of controllable optical pathways disposed between the radiation sources (101) and the primary array (104) which are operable to guide the radiation emitted by each of the radiation sources (101) to one or more elements in the primary array (101). The system can be configured so that each element is connectable to two or more of the radiation sources (101). In turn, each of the elements of the primary array (104) is operable to guide radiation onto a substrate (not shown). The apparatus (100) further comprises: a monitoring means (110) operable to monitor each of the radiation sources, determine whether or not they are operational, and output a signal (111) indicative thereof; and a processing means (112) which is operable to receive the signal (111) from the monitoring means (110) and in response thereto is further operable to control: the emission of radiation from the radiation sources (101) and the configuration of optical pathways in the optical system (102). In the event of a failure of one of the radiation sources (101), the apparatus (100) can automatically correct for the failed radiation source and ensure that an image is produced with no gaps.
(FR) Un appareil de marquage (100) de substrat comprend: une pluralité de sources de rayonnement (101) destinées à émettre un rayonnement (113); et un moyen de guidage. Le moyen de guidage comprend une matrice primaire (104) constituée d'une pluralité d'éléments; et un système optique contrôlable (102) comprend une pluralité de chemins optiques contrôlables disposés entre les sources de rayonnement (101) et la matrice primaire (104) qui sont destinés à guider le rayonnement émis par chacune des sources de rayonnement (101) vers un ou plusieurs éléments de la matrice primaire (101). Le système peut être configuré de sorte que chaque élément puisse être raccordé à au moins deux des sources de rayonnement (101). À tout de rôle, chacun des éléments de la matrice primaire (104) permet de guider le rayonnement sur un substrat (non illustré). L'appareil (100) comprend également: un moyen de surveillance (110) apte à surveiller chacune des sources de rayonnement, à déterminer si elles sont ou non opérationnelles, et à émettre un signal (111) indiquant cette capacité; et un moyen de traitement (112) qui permet de recevoir le signal (111) du moyen de surveillance (110) et en réponse à celui-ci est également apte à contrôler l'émission de rayonnement des sources de rayonnement (101) et la configuration des chemins optiques du système optique (102). En cas de défaillance de l'une des sources de rayonnement (101), l'appareil (100) peut automatiquement corriger la source de rayonnement défaillante et assurer qu'une image est générée sans espaces.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)