US Patent No. 10,987,951

PRINT MEDIA EDGE REPAIR


Patent No. 10,987,951
Issue Date April 27, 2021
Title Print Media Edge Repair
Inventorship Yuval Dim, Moshav Haniel (IL)
Alex Veis, Kadima (IL)
Assignee HP SCITEX LTD., Netanya (IL)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,987,951

1. A system comprising:a first repair element disposed relative to a media handling path to repair a first edge of a sheet of print media as the sheet of print media moves along a first direction into a position relative to a printing system;
a second repair element disposed opposite the first repair element across the media handling path to repair a second edge of the sheet of print media as the sheet of print media moves along the first direction into the position relative to the printing system, wherein the first direction is parallel to each of the first edge and the second edge;
a guide element to guide, along a second direction, the sheet of print media after the repairs by the first repair element and the second repair element, toward a print engine to apply a printing material to a surface of the sheet of print media, wherein the second direction is different from and angled with respect to the first direction; and
a damage sensor to detect damage to the first edge or the second edge, wherein the system is to:
selectively use the first repair element to repair the first edge in response to the damage sensor detecting the damage to the first edge, and
selectively use the second repair element to repair the second edge in response to the damage sensor detecting the damage to the second edge.