Global Patent Index - EP 1003640 A1

EP 1003640 A1 2000-05-31 - PRINTING SYSTEM WITH AIR ACCUMULATION CONTROL MEANS ENABLING A SEMIPERMANENT PRINTHEAD WITHOUT AIR PURGE

Title (en)

PRINTING SYSTEM WITH AIR ACCUMULATION CONTROL MEANS ENABLING A SEMIPERMANENT PRINTHEAD WITHOUT AIR PURGE

Title (de)

DRUCKSYSTEM MIT LUFTSPEICHERSTEUERUNG FUR HALB-PERMANENTEN DRUCKKOPF OHNE ENTLÜFTUNG

Title (fr)

SYSTEME D'IMPRESSION A MOYEN DE CONTROLE DE L'ACCUMULATION D'AIR PERMETTANT DE REALISER UNE TETE D'IMPRESSION SEMI-PERMANENTE SANS PURGE D'AIR

Publication

EP 1003640 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98940913 A

Priority

  • US 9816964 W
  • US 91483297 A
  • US 3755098 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9908876A1] Disclosed is an inkjet printing system (10) including a semipermanent printhead (12) having a fluid input for receiving ink and an injection portion for depositing ink in response to control signals. The printing system also includes a replaceable ink supply (14) configured for providing ink to the printhead that stores an ink volume. The printhead is capable of lasting throughout the life of a plurality of the ink volumes. The printing system includes a fluid accumulator portion in fluid communication with the printhead and replaceable ink supply. The fluid accumulator is adapted to accommodate the air introduced into the printhead during the usage of the ink supplies without purging air from the printhead.

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

B41J 2/175

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B41J 2/165 (2006.01); B41J 2/175 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B41J 2/17556 (2013.01); B41J 2/17509 (2013.01); B41J 2/17523 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9908876A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB

EPO simple patent family

WO 9908876 A1 19990225; CN 1099346 C 20030122; CN 1260750 A 20000719; DE 69804629 D1 20020508; DE 69804629 T2 20030213; EP 1003640 A1 20000531; EP 1003640 B1 20020403; JP 2001514985 A 20010918; JP 3909802 B2 20070425

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- Owner name: HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY, A DELAWARE CORPORATION

2000-08-23 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: PAWLOWSKI, NORMAN, E., JR.

2000-08-23 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: HAUCK, MARK

2000-08-23 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: BARINAGA, JOHN, A.

2000-08-23 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: WENZEL, DONALD, E.

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