Patent Number: 7,042,483

Title: Apparatus and method for printing using a light emissive array

Abstract: An apparatus and method for printing images from a digital image source onto a photosensitive medium (22) using one or more two-dimensional light-emissive arrays (51) such as OLED arrays. Each image pixel has a corresponding light-emitting element which is assigned a variable intensity based on data for that pixel. Imaging optics (58) direct the light from each light-emitting element onto the photosensitive medium (22) so that a monochromatic or multicolor image can be formed with a single exposure.

Inventors: Wong; Victor C. (Rochester, NY), Reisch; Robert V. (Fairport, NY), Breslawski; Robert (Brockport, NY), Abhyankar; Vishwas G. (Pittsford, NY), Jones; Robert S. (Rochester, NY), Williams; Donald R. (Williamson, NY), Bayley; Robert B. (Hilton, NY), Narayan; Badhri (Rochester, NY)

Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company

International Classification: B41J 2/45 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/09/02018