Intellectual property, including patentable inventions, developed by NOVO in the course of contracted services becomes the property of our clients. NOVO engineers appear as inventors on hundreds of U.S. utility patents in numerous fields. Our staff is selected for their innovation and problem-solving skills, and most have several patents; some have dozens. On nearly every project, NOVO engineers create meaningful intellectual property that builds our clients’ patent portfolios. Patents naming NOVO engineers as inventors are proudly displayed on the walls of our offices and serve as a constant reminder of the competitive advantage we bring to our customers.

179 Issued U.S. Patents And Counting
Patent #Patent TypePatent Title
10 350 922Printer SystemsPrint bar assembly having liftable carriage with constrained rotational movement
10 232 652Printer SystemsMethod of maintaining printheads using wipers moving in opposite directions
9 925 780Printer SystemsMethod of maintaining printheads using cappers moving in opposite directions
9 661 178Printer SystemsBiased document backing
9 628 651Printer SystemsSelect print mode based on sector luminosity
9 283 764Printer SystemsModular printer including printer modules with maintenance sleds moving in opposite directions
9 278 534Printer SystemsTranslatable web support
9 270 868Printer SystemsCharge coupled device
9 264 571Printer SystemsBiased document backing
9 247 090Printer SystemsPrinting and printers
9 242 493Printer SystemsPrinter assembly having liftable carriage and external datum arrangement
9 221 261Printer SystemsPrinter having sled providing wiping, capping and platen modules
9 193 194Printer SystemsPrinting assembly having liftable carriage with constrained rotational movement
9 150 034Printer SystemsApparatus for assiting printing having proximal wick
9 061 531Printer SystemsModular printer having narrow print zone
8 882 247Printer SystemsFluid distribution system having multi-path valve for gas venting
8 857 933Printer SystemsInk supply reservoir
8 851 628Printer SystemsWiping device having on-board mechanism for rotating wiper roller for printhead
8 833 919Printer SystemsMethod of shaping media at printhead
8 777 388Printer SystemsFluid distribution system having four-way valve
8 774 681Printer SystemsScanner having driven member tension
8 770 711Printer SystemsPrinthead maintenance system having wiper module
8 764 141Printer SystemsSystem for shaping media at printhead
8 743 396Printer SystemsPrinting using stored linearization data
8 733 908 Printer SystemsPrinting system having valved ink and gas distribution for printhead
8 727 484 Printer SystemsMaintenance apparatus having multiple fluid absorbers for printhead
8 702 198Printer SystemsImage-forming apparatus and methods thereof
8 641 167Printer SystemsMaintenance apparatus having rotatable wiper for printhead
8 596 774 Printer SystemsFluid container with internal filtration
8 562 104Printer SystemsMaintenance system having cleanable wiper for printhead
8 540 340Printer SystemsPrinter having modular maintenance sled
8 523 316Printer SystemsMaintenance system having modular sled
8 482 819Printer SystemsSegmented reflective optical system
8 469 488Printer SystemsPrinter having waste fluid container
8 465 131Printer SystemsFluid distribution system having fluid flow restriction
8 425 020 Printer SystemsFluid distribution system having valved fluid container
8 351 095Printer SystemsImage scan device
8 345 325Printer SystemsSegmented reflective optical system
8 243 344Printer SystemsMedia drive
8 240 807Printer SystemsCalibration process for multi-die print cartridge
8 180 168Printer SystemsOne-pass filtering and infrared-visible light decorrelation to reduce noise and distortions
8 179 573Printer SystemsScanning two images of media
8 177 445Printer SystemsOver-center mechanism
8 155 575Printer SystemsSystems and methods for orienting media for improved scan quality
8 136 910Printer SystemsCalibration method for a printer
8 029 093Printer SystemsOverprint trough for an image forming apparatus
7 995 234Printer SystemsAdjusting scan rate within scanning device
7 963 519Printer SystemsMedia pick system and method
7 963 516Printer SystemsActuation of output tray
7 944 591Printer SystemsMedia interaction device drive system
7 866 810Printer SystemsInk jet printer
7 866 658Printer SystemsMedia pick system and method
7 731 319Printer SystemsImaging head elevator
7 712 862Printer SystemsInk stalagmite detection
7 701 478Printer SystemsImaging head mount
7 677 718Printer SystemsFlexible member having tensioning members
7 673 871Printer SystemsSheet feeder
7 669 960Printer SystemsSpecial service station module for extra servicing
7 544 029Printer SystemsApparatus and method for attaching a cover to an assembly of sheets
7 543 927Printer SystemsPrint media edge printing
7 464 740Printer SystemsLaminate cartridge
7 461 928Printer SystemsFluid-delivery mechanism for fluid-ejection device
7 400 855Printer SystemsWinding media
7 380 898Printer SystemsCalibration method for a printer
7 360 863Printer SystemsPrinting apparatus with a priming device
7 334 883Printer SystemsPrinter, printhead, apparatus and method for air-free ink delivery
7 311 395Printer SystemsOptimized ink jet printing of barcodes
7 300 138Printer SystemsReplaceable ink container for inkjet printer
7 275 802Printer SystemsCleaner
7 275 741Printer SystemsMethods and apparatus for transporting sheet media
7 251 449Printer SystemsRotating member
7 189 018Printer SystemsPrint media drive
7 188 837Printer SystemsMedia detection
7 163 271Printer SystemsAdjusting image-formation mechanism swath so that bar codes are formed within a single swath
7 097 275Printer SystemsSingle actuation axis printhead cleaner architecture for staggered printheads
7 086 716Printer SystemsFluid-ejection assembly
6 989 053Printer SystemsInk-jet inks exhibiting increased slewing decap time
6 948 798Printer SystemsMethod and apparatus for horizontally loading and unloading an ink-jet print cartridge from a carriage
6 942 324Printer SystemsFluid delivery system for an ink jet print head
6 918 338Printer SystemsPrinting system
6 851 792Printer SystemsMultiple-pass approach to fluid ejection over media swath in one pass
6 843 297Printer SystemsLaminate cartridge
6 817 793Printer SystemsMedia handling device and methods
6 814 422Printer SystemsMethod of servicing a pen when mounted in a printing device
6 802 355Printer SystemsOvercoat application peel apparatus
6 789 876Printer SystemsCo-operating mechanical subassemblies for a scanning carriage, digital wide-format color inkjet print engine
6 770 824Printer SystemsBuckling key caps and method
6 758 549Printer SystemsCleaning system for an inkjet printhead
6 752 483Printer SystemsMethod for detecting drops in printer device
6 692 169Printer SystemsMethod of propelling an ink jet printer carriage
6 652 064Printer SystemsMethod for improving image quality on plots
6 644 775Printer SystemsSingle actuation axis printhead cleaner architecture for staggered printheads
6 644 768Printer SystemsThree- and two-dimensional images formed by suspended or transitory colorant in a volume
6 637 854Printer SystemsMethod and apparatus for aligning staggered pens using macro-pens
6 604 807Printer SystemsMethod and apparatus for detecting anomalous nozzles in an ink jet printer device
6 582 051Printer SystemsApparatus and method for detecting drops in printer device
6 568 787Printer SystemsApparatus and method for accurately positioning inkjet printheads
6 565 179Printer SystemsMethod of detecting the end of life of a pen
6 565 173Printer SystemsThermal inkjet printer apparatus and method
6 557 971Printer SystemsMethod for servicing an inkjet printhead
6 543 889Printer SystemsPrinting system for application of different ink types to create a security document
6 520 621Printer SystemsDual wiper scrapers for incompatible inkjet ink wipers
6 520 619Printer SystemsError-proof service station installation
6 517 269Printer SystemsNarrow-width modular printing mechanism
6 517 200Printer SystemsTransport buffer having force limiting drive means and method
6 517 184Printer SystemsMethod of servicing a pen when mounted in a printing device
6 517 183Printer SystemsMethod for detecting drops in printer device
6 513 905Printer SystemsNozzle cross talk reduction in an ink jet printer
6 513 904Printer SystemsMethod for servicing an inkjet printhead
6 505 906Printer SystemsMethod of exercising nozzles of an inkjet printer and article
6 501 531Printer SystemsMethod of utilizing wasted nested space
6 499 826Printer SystemsHorizontally loadable carriage for an ink-jet printer
6 493 060Printer SystemsDuplexing in automatic document feeder utilizing a path shorter than the length of the document to be duplexed
6 487 926Printer SystemsLock plate transmission
6 481 822Printer SystemsIndependent servicing of multiple inkjet printheads
6 471 426Printer SystemsMethod of propelling an inkjet printer carriage
6 471 334Printer SystemsMethod and apparatus for horizontally loading and unloading an ink-jet print cartridge from a carriage
6 464 327Printer SystemsReplaceable snout wiper for inkjet cartridges
6 457 804Printer SystemsSpring for latching a print cartridge in a carriage
6 435 676Printer SystemsPrinter ink cartridge
6 435 662Printer SystemsInk-jet print cartridge, ink-jet printer, method and apparatus
6 428 228Printer SystemsRemovable paper module for an orthogonal inkjet printer
6 422 678Printer SystemsMethod and apparatus for aligning staggered pens using a composite reference
6 419 343Printer SystemsPrinter and method for priming an inkjet printhead
6 409 872Printer SystemsIdentification card printer and laminator
6 402 290Printer SystemsReplaceable capping system for inkjet printheads
6 386 772Printer SystemsMethod and apparatus for communicating between printer or laminator and supplies
6 382 619Printer SystemsPick mechanism and image forming device including the same
6 379 064Printer SystemsPrinter chassis construction
6 375 299Printer SystemsFaulty ink ejector detection in an ink jet printer
6 375 298Printer SystemsIntelligent printer components and printing system
6 367 918Printer SystemsUnitary latching device for secure positioning of print cartridge during printing, priming and replenishment
6 353 453Printer SystemsThermal printhead load adjustment mechanism
6 340 256Printer SystemsLow profile stackable printer
6 328 492Printer SystemsPrinter having a removable paper tray with integrated platen and capping stations
6 328 415Printer SystemsDisplaceable print cartridge chute
6 315 469Printer SystemsTool and method for adjustment of printhead to platen spacing in a printer
6 296 407Printer SystemsStackable low profile printer with an input and output media telescoping tray cassette
6 296 345Printer SystemsMethod and apparatus for horizontally loading and unloading an ink-jet print cartridge from a carriage
6 293 542Printer SystemsAutomated sheet delivery to selected paths using active gate and drag clutch
6 290 321Printer SystemsPrinter ink cartridge
6 270 187Printer SystemsMethod and apparatus for hiding errors in single-pass incremental printing
6 241 237Printer SystemsAutomatic document feeding method and apparatus and duplexing document scanning device using same
6 241 236Printer SystemsAutomated sheet delivery to selected paths using reversible crenellated roller
6 238 112Printer SystemsMethod of printing to automatically compensate for malfunctioning inkjet nozzles
6 227 663Printer SystemsInk-jet print cartridge having a low profile
6 227 643Printer SystemsIntelligent printer components and printing system
6 224 186Printer SystemsReplaceable inkjet ink solvent application system
6 220 699Printer SystemsMethod and apparatus for actuating a pump in a printer
6 203 135Printer SystemsIndependent servicing of multiple inkjet printheads
6 190 007Printer SystemsApparatus for delivering fluid to an ink jet printhead mounted on a moveable printer carriage
6 170 348Printer SystemsSwing arm transmission for driving sheet feed mechanism of a printing device media input tray
6 155 667Printer SystemsReplaceable snout wiper for inkjet cartridges
6 139 128Printer SystemsDiscrete pen wiping and pen specific print direction to reduce size of inkjet printer
6 135 585Printer SystemsReplaceable capping system for inkjet printheads
6 132 122Printer SystemsLow profile architecture for internet appliance printing
6 120 201Printer SystemsPrinter with front portion providing access to print mechanism
6 086 181Printer SystemsMaximum-diagonal print mask and multipass printing modes, for high quality and high throughput with liquid-base inks
6 042 100Printer SystemsSoft pinch roller to reduce hand-off error
6 000 773Printer SystemsInk jet printer having ink use information stored in a memory mounted on a replaceble printer ink cartridge
5 861 899Printer SystemsWide-swath printer/plotter using multiple printheads
5 676 475Printer SystemsSmart print carriage incorporating circuitry for processing data
5 610 635Printer SystemsPrinter ink cartridge with memory storage capacity
5 530 459Printer SystemsPrinting media feed and retaining apparatus for a thermal inkjet printer/plotter
5 488 397Printer SystemsWide-swath printer/plotter using multiple printheads
5 363 129Printer SystemsPrinting media feed and retaining apparatus for a thermal ink jet printer/plotter
5 350 929Printer SystemsAlignment system for multiple color pen cartridges
5 276 467Printer SystemsAlignment system for multiple color pen cartridges
5 255 009Printer SystemsAutomatic maintenance system for drop aperture plate (optics protection)
4 789 874Printer SystemsSingle channel encoder system
4 786 803Printer SystemsSingle channel encoder with specific scale support structure
D 680 163Printer SystemsMulti-function imaging and printing device
D 605 223Printer SystemsImaging head
D 590 013Printer SystemsPrinter
D 540 853Printer SystemsPrinthead service unit
D 534 946Printer SystemsPrinter
D 439 925Printer SystemsInk jet print cartridge
D 434 794Printer SystemsPrinter output tray extension
D 430 600Printer SystemsPrinthead service station unit