AU2004210577B2 - A Printhead Assembly Incorporating a Plurality of Printhead Modules - Google Patents

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AU2004210577B2
AU2004210577B2 AU2004210577A AU2004210577A AU2004210577B2 AU 2004210577 B2 AU2004210577 B2 AU 2004210577B2 AU 2004210577 A AU2004210577 A AU 2004210577A AU 2004210577 A AU2004210577 A AU 2004210577A AU 2004210577 B2 AU2004210577 B2 AU 2004210577B2
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Garry Raymond Jackson
Tobin Allen King
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A PRINTHEAD ASSEMBLY INCORPORATING A PLURALITY OF PRINTHEAD MODULES Field of the Invention This invention relates to a modular printhead. More particularly, the invention relates to the assembly of such a modular printhead. Specifically, this invention relates to a modular printhead assembly and to a method of assembling a printhead.

Background to the Invention The applicant has previously proposed the use of a pagewidth printhead to provide photographic quality printing. However, manufacturing such a pagewidth printhead having the required dimensions is problematic in the sense that, if any nozzle of the printhead is defective, the entire printhead needs to be scrapped and replaced.

Accordingly, the applicant has proposed the use of a pagewidth printhead made up of a plurality of small, replaceable printhead modules which are arranged in end-to-end relationship. The advantage of this arrangement is the ability to remove and replace any defective module in a pagewidth printhead without having to scrap the entire printhead.

It is also necessary to accommodate thermal expansion of the individual modules in the assembly constituting the pagewidth printhead to ensure that adjacent modules maintain their required alignment with each other.

Summary of the Invention According to a first aspect of the invention, there is provided a printhead assembly which includes an elongate mounting member; a plurality ofprinthead modules positioned, end-to-end, in a channel defined by the mounting member; a plurality of printhead chips positioned in respective recesses defined by each printhead module; and complementary locating means arranged on each module and on the mounting member that are configured to engage each other to facilitate accurate alignment of the printhead modules relative to each other in the mounting member.

The mounting member may include a pair of opposed side walls and a floor that extends between the side walls, such that the side walls and the floor define the channel.

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-2- Each printhead module may have a stepped end such that adjacent ends of consecutive modules nest. The respective recesses and printhead chips may be dimensioned so that the printhead chips of consecutive printhead modules overlap partially.

The complementary locating means may include at least one engaging formation defined by each printhead module and a plurality of clips positioned on one of the side walls to engage a respective engaging formation when the modules are positioned in the channel.

Each printhead module may define a spacing formation that extends a predetermined distance from the printhead chip to maintain print media said predetermined distance from the printhead chip.

Each printhead module may include a first moulding that defines the recess in which the printhead chip is received and a plurality of ink supply openings in fluid communication with the printhead chip and a second moulding engaged with the first moulding. The second moulding may define a plurality of ink supply openings in fluid communication with those of the first moulding. The mounting member may define a series of ink supply openings in fluid communication with those of the second moulding. The ink supply openings of the mounting member and the mouldings may be configured to define a series of ink passages that extend through each printhead module and converge on the printhead chip.

Each printhead module may include a plurality of conductors wired to respective electrical contacts of the printhead chip so that control circuitry can be connected to the printhead chip.

According to a second aspect of the invention there is provided a method of assembling a printhead, the printhead having a receiving means and a plurality ofprinthead modules arranged end-to-end in the receiving means, the method comprising the steps of upon completion of manufacturing of the receiving means, testing each bay of the receiving means in which a module will be received to determine a manufacturing offset from specification for that bay; selecting a printhead module having a manufacturing offset from specification which compensates for the offset of the bay of the receiving means for which it has been selected; and inserting the selected printhead into its associated bay of the receiving means.

The method may include, after manufacturing each printhead module, testing the printhead module to determine its manufacturing offset. Further, the method may include marking each tested printhead with its manufacturing offset.

The method may include storing all tested printhead modules having the same manufacturing offset together in a storage zone. Then, the step of selecting the printhead module may include removing the selected printhead module from its designated position in the storage zone.

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The method may include using a statistical analysis process to ensure use of a very large majority of the modules. The applicant believes that, in fact, by use of the statistical analysis process, almost all the modules, if not all, will be used. The statistical analysis tool used may be a central limit theorem.

Brief Description of the Drawings The invention is now described by way of example with reference to the accompanying drawings in which:- Figure 1 shows a three dimensional view of a multi-module printhead, in accordance with the invention; Figure 2 shows a three dimensional, exploded view of the printhead of Figure 1; Figure 3 shows a three dimensional view, from one side, of a mounting member of a printhead, in accordance with the invention; Figure 4 shows a three dimensional view of the mounting member, from the other side; Figure 5 shows a three dimensional view of a single module printhead, in accordance with the invention; Figure 6 shows a three dimensional, exploded view of the printhead of Figure Figure 7 shows a plan view of the printhead of Figure Figure 8 shows a side view, from one side, of the printhead of Figure Figure 9 shows a side view, from an opposed side, of the printhead of Figure Figure 10 shows a bottom view of the printhead of Figure Figure 11 shows an end view of the printhead of Figure Figure 12 shows a sectional end view of the printhead of Figure 5 taken along line XII-XII in Figure 7; Figure 13 shows a sectional end view of the printhead of Figure 5 taken along line XIII-XIII in Figure Figure 14 shows a three dimensional, underside view of a printhead component; Figure 15 shows a bottom view of the component, illustrating schematically the supply of fluid to a printhead chip of the component; and Figure 16 shows a three dimensional, schematic view of a printhead assembly, including a printhead, in accordance with the invention.

Detailed Description of the Drawings A printhead, in accordance with the invention, is designated generally by the reference numeral 10. The printhead 10 can either be a multi-module printhead, as shown PAK44-AU in Figures 1 to 4 or a single module printhead as shown in Figures 5 to 15. In practice, the printhead is likely to be a multi-module printhead and the illustrated, single module printhead is provided more for explanation purposes.

The printhead 10 includes a mounting member in the form of a channel shaped member 12. The channel shaped member 12 has a pair of opposed side walls 14, 16 interconnected by a bridging portion or floor portion 18 to define a channel A plurality ofprinthead components in the form of modules or tiles 22 are arranged in end-to-end fashion in the channel 20 of the channel shaped member 12.

As illustrated, each tile 22 has a stepped end region 24 so that, when adjacent tiles 22 are butted together end-to-end, printhead chips 26 of the adjacent tiles 22 overlap. It is also to be noted that the printhead chip 26 extends at an angle relative to longitudinal sides of its associated tile 22 to facilitate the overlap between chips 26 of adjacent tiles 22. The angle of overlap allows the overlap area between adjacent chips 26 to fall on a common pitch between ink nozzles of the printhead chips 26. In addition, it will be appreciated that, by having the printhead chips 26 of adjacent tiles 22 overlapping, no discontinuity of printed matter appears when the matter is printed on print media (not shown) passing across the printhead If desired, a plurality of channel shaped members 12 can be arranged in end-to-end fashion to extend the length of the printhead 10. For this purpose, a clip 28 and a receiving formation 30 (Figure 4) are arranged at one end of the channel shaped member 12 to mate and engage with corresponding formations (not shown) of an adjacent channel shaped member 12.

Those skilled in the art will appreciate that the nozzles of the printhead chip have dimensions measured in micrometres. For example, a nozzle opening of each nozzle may be about 11 or 12 micrometres. To ensure photographic quality printing, it is important that the tiles 22 of the printhead 10 are accurately aligned relative to each other and maintain that alignment under operating conditions. Under such operating conditions, elevated temperatures cause expansion of the tiles 22. It is necessary to account for this expansion while still maintaining alignment of adjacent tiles 22 relative to each other.

For this purpose, the channel shaped member 12 and each tile 22 have complementary locating formations for locating the tiles 22 in the channel 20 of the channel shaped member 12. The locating formations of the channel shaped member 12 comprise a pair of longitudinally spaced engaging or locating formations 32 arranged on an inner surface of the wall 14 of the channel shaped member 12. More particularly, each tile 22 has two such locating formations 32 associated with it. Further, the locating formations of the channel shaped member 12 include a securing means in the form of a snap release or clip 34 arranged on an inner surface of the wall 16 of the channel shaped member 12. Each tile PAK44-AU

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22 has a single snap release 34 associated with it. One of the mounting formations 32 is shown more clearly in Figure 12 of the drawings.

As shown most clearly in Figure 6 of the drawings, each tile 22 includes a first molding 36 and a second molding 38 which mates with the first molding 36. The molding 36 has a longitudinally extending channel 39 in which the printhead chip 26 is received. In addition, on one side of the channel 39, a plurality of raised ribs 40 is defined for maintaining print media, passing over the printhead chip 26 at the desired spacing from the printhead chip 26. A plurality of conductive ribs 42 is defined on an opposed side of the channel 39. The conductive ribs 42 are molded to the molding 36 by hot stamping during the molding process. These ribs 42 are wired to electrical contacts of the chip 26 for making electrical contact with the chip 26 to control operation of the chip 26. In other words, the ribs 42 form a connector 44 for connecting control circuitry, as will be described in greater detail below, to the nozzles of the chip 26.

The locating formations of the tile 22 comprise a pair of longitudinally spaced cooperating elements in the form of receiving recesses 46 and 48 arranged along one side wall of the second molding 38 of the tile 22. These recesses 46 and 48 are shown most clearly in Figure 6 of the drawings.

The recesses 46 and 48 each receive one of the associated locating formations 32 therein.

The molding 36 of the tile 22 also defines a complementary element or recess approximately midway along its length on a side of the molding 36 opposite the side having the recesses 46 and 48. When the molding 36 is attached to the molding 38 a stepped recess portion 52 (Figure 7) is defined which receives the snap release 34 of the channel shaped member 12.

The locating formations 32 of the channel shaped member 12 are in the form of substantially hemispherical projections extending from the internal surface of the wall 14.

The recess 46 of the tile 22 is substantially conically shaped, as shown more clearly in Figure 12 of the drawings. The recess 48 is elongate and has its longitudinal axis extending in a direction parallel to that of a longitudinal axis of the channel shaped member 12. Moreover, the formation 48 is substantially triangular, when viewed in cross section normal to its longitudinal axis, so that its associated locating formation 32 is slidably received therein.

When the tile 22 is inserted into its assigned position in the channel 20 of the channel shaped member 12, the locating formations 32 of the channel shaped member 12 are received in their associated receiving formations 46 and 48. The snap release 34 is received in the recess 50 of the tile 22 such that an inner end of the snap release 34 abuts against a wall 54 (Figure 7) of the recess PAK44-AU Also, it is to be noted that a width of the tile 22 is less than a spacing between the walls 14 and 16 of the channel shaped member 12. Consequently, when the tile 22 is inserted into its assigned position in the channel shaped member 12, the snap release 34 is moved out of the way to enable the tile 22 to be placed. The snap release 34 is then released and is received in the recess 50. When this occurs, the snap release 34 bears against the wall 54 of the recess 50 and urges the tile 22 towards the wall 14 such that the projections 32 are received in the recesses 46 and 48. The projection 32 received in the recess, locates the tile 22 in a longitudinal direction. However, to cater for an increase in length due to expansion of the tiles 22, in operation, the other projection 32 can slide in the slot shaped recess 48. Also, due to the fact that the snap release 34 is shorter than the recess 50, movement of that side of the tile 22 relative to the channel shaped member 12, in a longitudinal direction, is accommodated.

It is also to be noted that the snap release 34 is mounted on a resiliently flexible arm 56. This arm 56 allows movement of the snap release in a direction transverse to the longitudinal direction of the channel shaped member 12. Accordingly, lateral expansion of the tile 22 relative to the channel shaped member 12 is facilitated. Finally, due to the angled walls of the projections 46 and 48, a degree of vertical expansion of the tile 22 relative to the floor 18 of the channel shaped member 12 is also accommodated.

Hence, due to the presence of these mounting formations 32, 34, 46, 48 and 50, the alignment of the tiles 22, it being assumed that they will all expand at more or less the same rate, is facilitated.

As shown more clearly in Figure 14 of the drawings, the molding 36 has a plurality of inlet openings 58 defined at longitudinally spaced intervals therein. An air supply gallery 60 is defined adjacent a line along which these openings 58 are arranged. The openings 58 are used to supply ink and related liquid materials such as fixative or varnish to the printhead chip 26 of the tile 22. The gallery 60 is used to supply air to the chip 26. In this regard, the chip 26 has a nozzle guard 61 (Figure 12) covering a nozzle layer 63 of the chip 26. The nozzle layer 63 is mounted on a silicon inlet backing 65 as described in greater detail in our co-pending application number PCT/AU00/00744. The disclosure of this co-pending application is specifically incorporated herein by cross-reference.

The opening 58 communicates with corresponding openings 62 defined at longitudinally spaced intervals in that surface 64 of the molding 38 which mates with the molding 36. In addition, openings 66 are defined in the surface 64 which supply air to the air gallery As illustrated more clearly in Figure 14 of the drawing, a lower surface 68 has a plurality of recesses 70 defined therein into which the openings 62 open out. In addition, two further recesses 72 are defined into which the openings 66 open out.

PAK44-AU The recesses 70 are dimensioned to accommodate collars.74 standing proud of the floor 18 of the channel shaped member 12. These collars 74 are defined by two concentric annuli to accommodate movement of the tile 22 relative to the channel 20 of the channel shaped member 12 while still ensuring a tight seal. The recesses 66 receive similar collars 76 therein. These collars 76 are also in the form of two concentric annuli.

The collars 74, 76 circumscribe openings of passages 78 (Figure 10) extending through the floor 18 of the channel shaped member 12.

The collars 74, 76 are of an elastomeric, hydrophobic material and are molded during the molding of the channel shaped member 12. The channel shaped member 12 is thus molded by a two shot molding process.

To locate the molding 38 with respect to the molding 36, the molding 36 has location pegs 80 (Figure 14) arranged at opposed ends. The pegs 80 are received in sockets 82 (Figure 6) in the molding 38.

In addition, an upper surface of the molding 36, i.e. that surface having the chip 26, has a pair of opposed recesses 82 which serve as robot pick-up points for picking and placing the tile 22.

A schematic representation of ink and air supply to the chip 26 of the tile 22 is shown in greater detail in Figure 15 of the drawings.

Thus, via a first series of passages 78.1 cyan ink is provided to the chip 26. Magenta ink is provided via passages 78.2, yellow ink is provided via passages 78.3, and black ink is provided via passages 78.4. An ink which is invisible in the visible spectrum but is visible in the infrared spectrum is provided by a series of passages 78.5 and a fixative is provided via a series of passages 78.6. Accordingly, the chip 26, as described, is a six "color" chip 26.

To cater for manufacturing variations in tolerances on the tile 22 and the channel shaped member 12, a sampling technique is used.

Upon completion of manufacture, each tile 22 is measured to assess its tolerances.

The offset from specification of the particular tile 22 relative to a zero tolerance is recorded and the tile 22 is placed in a bin containing tiles 22 each having the same offset. A maximum tolerance of approximately +10 microns or -10 microns, to provide a 20 micron tolerance band, is estimated for the tiles 22.

The storage of the tiles 22 is determined by a central limit theorem which stipulates that the means of samples from a non-normally distributed population are normally distributed and, as a sample size gets larger, the means of samples drawn from a population of any distribution will approach the population parameter.

In other words, the central limit theorem, in contrast to normal statistical analysis, uses means as variates themselves. In so doing, a distribution of means as opposed to PAK44-AU

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-8individual items of the population is established. This distribution of means will have its own mean as well its own variance and standard deviation.

The central limit theorem states that, regardless of the shape of the original distribution, a new distribution arising from means of samples from the original distribution will result in a substantially normal bell-shaped distribution curve as sample size increases.

In general, variants on both sides of the population mean should be equally represented in every sample. As a result, the sample means cluster around the population mean. Sample means close to zero should become more common as the tolerance increases regardless of the shape of the distribution which will result in a symmetrical uni-modal, normal distribution around the zero positions.

Accordingly, upon completion of manufacture, each tile 22 is optically measured for variation between the chip 26 and the moldings 36, 38. When the tile assembly has been measured, it is laser marked or bar coded to reflect the tolerance shift, for example, +3 microns. This tile 22 is then placed in a bin of +3 micron tiles.

Each channel 12 is optically checked and the positions of the locating formations 32, 34 noted. These formations may be out of alignment by various amounts for each tile location or bay. For example, these locating formations 32, 34 may be out of specification by -1 micron in the first tile bay, by +3 microns in the second tile bay, by -2 microns in the third tile bay, etc.

The tiles 22 will be robot picked and placed according to the offsets of the locating formations 32, 34. In addition, each tile 22 is also selected relative to its adjacent tile 22.

With this arrangement, variations in manufacturing tolerances of the tiles 22 and the channel shaped member 12 are accommodated such that a zero offset mean is possible by appropriate selections of tiles 22 for their locations or bays in the channel shaped member 12.

A similar operation can be performed when it is desired or required to replace one of the tiles 22.

Referring now to Figure 16 of the drawings, a printhead assembly, also in accordance with the invention, is illustrated and is designated generally by the reference numeral 90. The assembly 90 includes a body member 92 defining a channel 94 in which the printhead 10 is receivable.

The body 92 comprises a core member 96. The core member 96 has a plurality of channel defining elements or plates 98 arranged in parallel spaced relationship. A closure member 100 mates with the core member 96 to close off channels defined between adjacent plates to form ink galleries 102. The closure member 100, on its operatively inner surface, has a plurality of raised rib-like formations 104 extending in spaced parallel relationship.

Each rib-like member 104, apart from the uppermost one that one closest to the PAK44-AU channel 94) defines a slot 106 in which a free end ofone.of the plates 98 of the core member 96 is received to define the galleries 102.

A plurality of ink supply canals are defined in spaced parallel relationship along an operatively outer surface of the core member 96. These canals are closed off by a cover member 110 to define ink feed passages 108. These ink feed passages 108 open out into the channel 94 in communication with the passages 78 of the channel shaped member 12 of the printhead 10 for the supply of ink from the relevant galleries 102 to the printhead chip 26 of the tiles 22.

An air supply channel 112 is also defined beneath the channel 94 for communicating with the air supply gallery 60 of the tiles 22 for blowing air over the nozzle layer 63 of each printhead chip 26.

In a similar manner to the conductive ribs 42 of the tile 22, the cover member 110 of the body 92 carries conductive ribs 114 on its outer surface 116. The conductive ribs 114 are also formed by a hot stamping during the molding of the cover member 110. These conductive ribs 114 are in electrical contact with a contact pad (not shown) carried on an outer surface 118 of a foot portion 120 of the printhead assembly When the printhead 10 is inserted into the channel 94, the conductive ribs 42 of the connector 44 of each tile 22 are placed in electrical contact with a corresponding set of conductive ribs 114 of the body 92 by means of a conductive strip 122 which is placed between the connector 44 of each tile 22 and the sets of ribs 114 of the body 92. The strip 122 is an elastomeric strip having transversely arranged conductive paths (not shown) for placing each rib 42 in electrical communication with one of the conductive ribs 114 of the cover member 110.

Accordingly, it is an advantage of the invention that a printhead 10 is provided which is modular in nature, can be rapidly assembled by robotic techniques, and in respect of which manufacturing tolerances can be taken into account to facilitate high quality printing. In addition, a printhead assembly 90 is also able to be manufactured at high speed and low cost.

It will be appreciated by persons skilled in the art that numerous variations and/or modifications may be made to the invention as shown in the specific embodiments without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention as broadly described. The present embodiments are, therefore, to be considered in all respects as illustrative and not restrictive.

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1. A printhead assembly which includes an elongate mounting member; a plurality ofprinthead modules positioned, end-to-end, in a channel defined by the mounting member; a plurality ofprinthead chips positioned in respective recesses defined by each printhead module; and complementary locating means arranged on each module and on the mounting member that are configured to engage each other to facilitate accurate alignment of the printhead modules relative to each other in the mounting member.
2. A printhead assembly as claimed in claim 1, in which the mounting member includes a pair of opposed side walls and a floor that extends between the side walls, such that the side walls and the floor define the channel.
3. A printhead assembly as claimed in claim 2, in which each printhead module has a stepped end such that adjacent ends of consecutive modules nest, the respective recesses and printhead chips being dimensioned so that the printhead chips of consecutive printhead modules overlap partially.
4. A printhead assembly as claimed in claim 3 in which the complementary locating means includes at least one engaging formation defined by each printhead module and a plurality of clips positioned on one of the side walls to engage a respective engaging formation when the modules are positioned in the channel.
A printhead assembly as claimed in any one of the preceding claims, in which each printhead module defines a spacing formation that extends a predetermined distance from the printhead chip to maintain print media said predetermined distance from the printhead chip.
6. A printhead assembly as claimed in any one of the preceding claims in which each printhead module includes a first moulding that defines the recess in which the printhead chip is received and a plurality of ink supply openings in fluid communication with the printhead chip and a second moulding engaged with the first moulding, the second moulding defining a plurality of ink supply openings in fluid communication with those of the first moulding, the mounting member defining a series of ink supply openings in fluid communication with those of the second moulding, the ink supply openings of the PAK44-AU I -11 mounting member and the mouldings being configured to define a series of ink passages that extend through each printhead module and converge on the printhead chip.
7. A printhead assembly as claimed in any one of the preceding claims, in which each printhead module includes a plurality of conductors wired to respective electrical contacts of the printhead chip so that control circuitry can be connected to the printhead chip.
8. A new printhead assembly, substantially as described herein, with reference to the accompanying drawings. PAK44-AU
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