Global Patent Index - EP 0997285 A1

EP 0997285 A1 2000-05-03 - Inkjet nozzle aligning apparatus

Title (en)

Inkjet nozzle aligning apparatus

Title (de)

Vorrichtung zum Ausrichten von Tintenstrahldüsen

Title (fr)

Dispositif de mise en ligne de buses à jet d'encre

Publication

EP 0997285 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98250381 A

Priority

  • EP 98250381 A
  • CA 2251293 A

Abstract (en)

An aligning apparatus is disclosed for use with an inkjet nozzle device having a nozzle chip and a nozzle plate in order to automatically align the nozzle chip (21) and the nozzle plate (22) for enabling the nozzle plate to be properly placed on the nozzle chip. The apparatus includes a positioning device (91) for positioning the nozzle chip and the nozzle plate, a position-determining device (90) for determining positions of the nozzle chip and the nozzle plate and outputting position signals corresponding thereto, and a controller (25) outputting a control signal for controlling the positioning device in response to the position signals. <IMAGE>

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

B41J 2/16

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B41J 2/14 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B41J 2/14 (2013.01); B41J 2002/14362 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

None

Citation (search report)

  • [X] EP 0791462 A2 19970827 - CANON KK [JP]
  • [X] EP 0564080 A2 19931006 - HEWLETT PACKARD CO [US]
  • [X] PATENT ABSTRACTS OF JAPAN vol. 098, no. 005 30 April 1998 (1998-04-30)
  • [XA] PATENT ABSTRACTS OF JAPAN vol. 018, no. 354 (M - 1632) 5 July 1994 (1994-07-05)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

BE DE ES FR GB IT NL SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 0997285 A1 20000503; CA 2251293 A1 20000422; CA 2251293 C 20030520

INPADOC legal status


2003-03-26 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20020917

2002-04-17 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20020305

2001-01-10 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

- Free text: BE DE ES FR GB IT NL SE

2000-12-27 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001102

2000-05-03 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): BE DE ES FR GB IT NL SE

2000-05-03 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI