Patent Number: 8,879,116

Title: Hollow dot printing apparatus and methods

Abstract: Systems, processes, and methods are presented for creating dots that implode, rather than explode when transformed into a dye-laden gas. Each of the dots can have a smaller cross-section on a target than on the source, and each can have a concave silhouette. The dots can also have a ring-shaped surface prior to transfer to a source, such as a transfer paper. It is further contemplated that a device including, for example, a high resolution printer or an electrostatic printer, can be used to create the dots or transfer the dots to a fabric. Preferably, the dots can be transferred to a fabric or other material including, for example, clothing fabric, wall paper fabric, carpet, paper, plastic, and powder-coated metal.

Inventors: Grier; William (Highland, CA)

Assignee: Airdye Intellectual Property, LLC

International Classification: G06K 1/00 (20060101); G03F 3/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00