Using depth in three-dimensional object printing to form colors that change with viewing and illumination angles

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9821510
APP PUB NO 20170297260A1
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15131819

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A three-dimensionally printed object includes a plurality of different material regions that together define a surface region of the object. The plurality of different material regions includes a first material region and a second material region. The first material region has a first color, and the second material region has a second color that is different from the first color. The different material regions overlap from each other within the object by different amounts viewed from different directions so that different proportions of light from the plurality of different material regions are visible to an observer viewing the surface region of the three-dimensionally printed object from different view directions, different view angles, and with illumination lighting the surface region at different angles. A coloration of the surface region is altered based on the proportions of light from the plurality of different material regions visible to the observer.

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XEROX CORPORATIONSTAMFORD, CT13415

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Mantell, David A Rochester, US 118 879

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD. (1)
* 2016/0236,410 THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT FORMING DEVICE AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT FORMING METHOD 1 2016
 
ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED (1)
2015/0197,060 3D Printing with Small Geometric Offsets to Affect Surface Characteristics 1 2014
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
4968064 Variable color print 17 1990
6176521 Variable color print with locally colored regions and method of making same 9 1998
2005/0275,709 Wire printer for printing additive color image 1 2005
 
SAN DRAW INC. (1)
2015/0142,159 COLOR OR MULTI-MATERIAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3D) PRINTING 4 2014
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (1)
2014/0277,661 FULL COLOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT FABRICATION 9 2013
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
2015/0094,394 MULTI-COLOR INK FOR 3D PRINTING, 3D PRINTER, AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE 3D PRINTER 1 2014
 
DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. (1)
2015/0375,451 MULTI-COLOR 3D PRINTER 3 2014
 
NIKE, INC. (1)
2015/0273,856 Additive Color Printing 1 2015
 
3D SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
2015/0352,783 METHOD OF PRINTING GRAYSCALE AND FULL-COLOR 3D ARTICLES 2 2015
 
TREOFAB, INC. (1)
2015/0239,270 Adding Strength, Color, and Finish to 3D Printed Objects 2 2014
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