Global Patent Index - EP 0983857 A1

EP 0983857 A1 20000308 - Constant pressure ink reservoir for inkjet printer

Title (en)

Constant pressure ink reservoir for inkjet printer

Title (de)

Tintenbehälter mit kostantem Druck für Tintenstrahldrucker

Title (fr)

Réservoir d'encre sous pression constante pour imprimante à jet d'encre

Publication

EP 0983857 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99202802 A

Priority

  • EP 99202802 A
  • EP 98202928 A

Abstract (en)

Apparatus for controlling pressure in an ink reservoir (16) of an ink jet printer, comprising a casing (26) and a piston (30) movable relative to the casing and defining therewith a variable-volume chamber (32) communicating with the ink reservoir, the piston being biased to maintain a pressure difference between the variable-volume chamber (32) and the outside, characterized in that the piston (30) is biased mainly by gravitational forces. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7

B41J 2/175

IPC 8 full level

B41J 2/175 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

B41J 2/17513 (2013.01); B41J 2/17556 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT NL

DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 0983857 A1 20000308; EP 0983857 B1 20071010

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 99202802 A 19990831