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