Global Patent Index - EP 1086816 A2

EP 1086816 A2 2001-03-28 - An ink cartridge

Title (en)

An ink cartridge

Title (de)

Eine Tintenpatrone

Title (fr)

Une cartouche d'encre

Publication

EP 1086816 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00309723 A

Priority

GB 9925988 A

Abstract (en)

An ink cartridge 10 comprises an ink tank 12 defined by a plurality of surfaces 20, 22, 24, 28, 30. A group of ink outlet apertures 38 is defined in the floor 28 of the ink tank 12. The ink tank floor 28 is flat in the vicinity of the ink outlet apertures 38. The cartridge 10 includes an ink supply port 16 to receive the end of an ink withdrawal needle 82 so that ink can be withdrawn from the tank 12. A seal 44;90 is provided in the ink supply port 16, the seal 44;90 defining an aperture 48;92 to receive an ink withdrawal needle 82 to enable the seal 44;90 to seal around the ink withdrawal needle 82. A cover 50;96 is provided to cover the said aperture 48;92 in the seal 44;90 and to be pierced by the ink withdrawal needle 82. A protective guide 52 may be provided to align the ink withdrawal needle 82 with the aperture 48 and to guide the ink withdrawal needle 82 into the aperture 48. <IMAGE>

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

B41J 2/175

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B41J 2/175 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B41J 2/17513 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

GB 0026930 D0 20001220; GB 2353763 A 20010307; AU 1158701 A 20010514; EP 1086816 A2 20010328; EP 1086816 A3 20010627; GB 9925988 D0 20000112; WO 0132429 A2 20010510; WO 0132429 A3 20020502

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