Global Patent Index - EP 0764538 B1

EP 0764538 B1 2000-07-19 - Fluid manifold for ink jet printhead

Title (en)

Fluid manifold for ink jet printhead

Title (de)

Flüssigkeitssystem für einen Tintenstrahldruckkopf

Title (fr)

Collecteur de fluide pour tête d'impression à jet d'encre

Publication

EP 0764538 B1 (EN)

Application

EP 96306789 A

Priority

US 53041895 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0764538A2] A fluid system for an ink jet printhead comprises fluid paths, fluidic sensors, fluidic valves, and fluidic connectors. A fluid manifold integrates this collection of individual components, thereby eliminating free-hanging fluid connections, valves, and printhead sensing functions. The present invention integrates all umbilical to printhead fluid paths, connections, valves and sensors into a single compact, easily tested, assembled, and serviced unit. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B41J 2/175; B41J 2/125

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B41J 2/015 (2006.01); B41J 2/125 (2006.01); B41J 2/175 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B41J 2/175 (2013.01); B41J 2/125 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB

EPO simple patent family

EP 0764538 A2 19970326; EP 0764538 A3 19980513; EP 0764538 B1 20000719; CA 2185840 A1 19970320; DE 69609385 D1 20000824; DE 69609385 T2 20010405; JP H09169122 A 19970630

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