Global Patent Index - EP 1095779 A2

EP 1095779 A2 2001-05-02 - Method and apparatus for refilling an ink container

Title (en)

Method and apparatus for refilling an ink container

Title (de)

Nachfüllverfahren und -vorrichtung für Farbstoffbehälter

Title (fr)

Méthode et appareil de recharge pour recipient d'encre

Publication

EP 1095779 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00309474 A

Priority

  • US 43040099 A
  • US 62795800 A

Abstract (en)

The present disclosure relates to an apparatus 54 for refilling a replaceable ink container 12. The ink container 12 has a top and bottom portion relative to a gravitational frame of reference. The replaceable ink container 12 further has a capillary storage member 40 disposed therein and a fluid outlet 36 disposed on the bottom portion. The apparatus for refilling includes a fluid interconnect 78 configured for insertion into the bottom portion to compress the capillary storage member 40. <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 2/17509 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

US 4771295 A 19880913 - BAKER JEFFREY P [US], et al

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB NL

DOCDB simple family

EP 1095779 A2 20010502; EP 1095779 A3 20010613; EP 1095779 B1 20060412; DE 60027250 D1 20060524; DE 60027250 T2 20070118; JP 2001130024 A 20010515; JP 3434497 B2 20030811