Global Patent Index - EP 1013440 A3

EP 1013440 A3 2000-11-15 - Fluid flush system for ink jet printing system

Title (en)

Fluid flush system for ink jet printing system

Title (de)

Fluidspülanlage für ein Tintenstrahldrucksystem

Title (fr)

Systeme fluide de nettoyage pour syteme d'impression a jet d'encre

Publication

EP 1013440 A3 (EN)

Application

EP 99309554 A

Priority

US 21102798 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP1013440A2] A system and method for flushing ink residue from a fluid system of a continuous ink jet printer system are provided. Flush fluid is supplied to all fluid lines of the fluid system which normally contain ink, and the ink is removed or drained from the fluid system. The inside of the ink tank (12) is then rinsed with the flush fluid. After the rinsing is complete, the flush fluid is removed from the fluid system and the fluid lines. Typically, the flush fluid is pumped through the system to clean the system, and air is pumped through the system to remove the flush fluid. The flush fluid is preferably a pressurized flush fluid. <IMAGE>

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

B41J 2/17

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B41J 2/175 (2006.01); B41J 2/17 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B41J 2/1714 (2013.01); B41J 2/1707 (2013.01); B41J 2/185 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 1013440 A2 20000628; EP 1013440 A3 20001115; EP 1013440 B1 20070704; CA 2292104 A1 20000614; DE 69936436 D1 20070816; DE 69936436 T2 20080124; JP 2000218819 A 20000808

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