Global patent index - EP 1093924 A1

EP 1093924 A1 2001-04-25 - Printer and printer head control method

Title (en)

Printer and printer head control method

Title (de)

Drucker und Verfahren zur Steuerung des Druckkopfes

Title (fr)

Imprimante et méthode de commande pour la tête d'impression

Publication

EP 1093924 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00402912 A

Priority

JP 30119299 A

Abstract (en)

This invention relates to a printer (21) and a printer head (22) control method and relates in particular to a method applicable to ink jet printers for regulating the quantity of ink by diluting the ink with dilution fluid to express different print tones, reduce irregularities in supply of ink supplied to the dispensing nozzle compared to the related art, and to provide a high quality printing effect. This invention regulates the dilution fluid (K) for diluting the ink (I) by controlling the number of pulses. <IMAGE>

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

B41J 2/21

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B41J 2/175 (2006.01); B41J 2/205 (2006.01); B41J 2/21 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B41J 2/211 (2013.01); B41J 2002/14475 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB

EPO simple patent family

EP 1093924 A1 20010425; JP 2001113731 A 20010424; SG 93275 A1 20021217

INPADOC legal status

2003-11-05 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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- Effective date: 20030503

2002-01-16 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

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2001-12-12 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 20011012

2001-04-25 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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- Designated State(s): DE FR GB

2001-04-25 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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