Global Patent Index - EP 1033253 A1

EP 1033253 A1 2000-09-06 - Ink protection system for inkjet printers

Title (en)

Ink protection system for inkjet printers

Title (de)

System zum Schutz vor Tinte für Tintenstrahldrucker

Title (fr)

Système de protection contre l'encre, pour imprimante à jet d'encre

Publication

EP 1033253 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99103280 A

Priority

EP 99103280 A

Abstract (en)

An ink protection device for an inkjet printhead comprises a flap member (330,340,350,370) associated with the printhead and extending generally parallel to the ink ejection surface of the printhead (50) so that when the printhead is mounted in the carriage (40) the flap member extends between the carriage and a face of the printhead, particularly the electrical interconnect (100) face. The device may be in a two part laminar form attached to the bottom of a carriage of the printer and having a flexible part for contacting all four faces of the printheads and a stiff part for support. Both parts having openings aligned with the openings in the carriage through which the printhead snout passes. <IMAGE>

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

B41J 2/20; B41J 29/12

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B41J 2/175 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B41J 2/1753 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

  • [X] US 4901091 A 19900213 - KASAMOTO MASAMI [JP]
  • [X] PATENT ABSTRACTS OF JAPAN vol. 011, no. 266 (M - 620) 28 August 1987 (1987-08-28)
  • [A] PATENT ABSTRACTS OF JAPAN vol. 095, no. 004 31 May 1995 (1995-05-31)
  • [A] PATENT ABSTRACTS OF JAPAN vol. 007, no. 059 (M - 199) 11 March 1983 (1983-03-11)
  • [A] PATENT ABSTRACTS OF JAPAN vol. 006, no. 089 (M - 132) 27 May 1982 (1982-05-27)
  • [A] PATENT ABSTRACTS OF JAPAN vol. 014, no. 271 (M - 0983) 12 June 1990 (1990-06-12)

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EPO simple patent family

EP 1033253 A1 20000906; EP 1033253 B1 20040526; DE 69917586 D1 20040701; DE 69917586 T2 20050602; ES 2217628 T3 20041101

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