EP1386742A3 - Ink-jet recording device - Google Patents

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EP1386742A3
EP1386742A3 EP03025755A EP03025755A EP1386742A3 EP 1386742 A3 EP1386742 A3 EP 1386742A3 EP 03025755 A EP03025755 A EP 03025755A EP 03025755 A EP03025755 A EP 03025755A EP 1386742 A3 EP1386742 A3 EP 1386742A3
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ink
print heads
ink cartridges
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EP1386742A2 (en
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Shigenori Seiko Epson Corp. Fukasawa
Hitoshi Seiko Epson Corp. Hayakawa
Masahiro Seiko Epson Corp. Isono
Kawakami Seiko Epson Corp. Kawakami
Atsushi Seiko Epson Cor. Kobayasshi
Norihiro Seiko Epson Corp. Maruyama
Seiko Epson Corp. Mochizuki Seiji
Masahiro Seiko Epson Corp. Nakamura
Nobutoshi Seiko Epson Corp. Otsuka
Nobuhito Seiko Epson Corp. Takahashi
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Seiko Epson Corp
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Priority to JP32783896 priority
Priority to JP25935197A priority patent/JP3613313B2/en
Priority to JP25935297A priority patent/JPH10202892A/en
Priority to JP25935397A priority patent/JPH10202914A/en
Priority to JP25935097 priority
Priority to JP25935097A priority patent/JP3512060B2/en
Priority to JP25935197 priority
Priority to JP25935397 priority
Priority to JP25935297 priority
Application filed by Seiko Epson Corp filed Critical Seiko Epson Corp
Priority to EP19970120507 priority patent/EP0844094B1/en
Publication of EP1386742A2 publication Critical patent/EP1386742A2/en
Publication of EP1386742A3 publication Critical patent/EP1386742A3/en
Application status is Withdrawn legal-status Critical

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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41JTYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, e.g. INK-JET PRINTERS, THERMAL PRINTERS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
    • B41J2/00Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed
    • B41J2/005Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed characterised by bringing liquid or particles selectively into contact with a printing material
    • B41J2/01Ink jet
    • B41J2/135Nozzles
    • B41J2/165Preventing or detecting of nozzle clogging, e.g. cleaning, capping or moistening for nozzles
    • B41J2/16517Cleaning of print head nozzles
    • B41J2/1652Cleaning of print head nozzles by driving a fluid through the nozzles to the outside thereof, e.g. by applying pressure to the inside or vacuum at the outside of the print head
    • B41J2/16532Cleaning of print head nozzles by driving a fluid through the nozzles to the outside thereof, e.g. by applying pressure to the inside or vacuum at the outside of the print head by applying vacuum only
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41JTYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, e.g. INK-JET PRINTERS, THERMAL PRINTERS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
    • B41J2/00Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed
    • B41J2/005Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed characterised by bringing liquid or particles selectively into contact with a printing material
    • B41J2/01Ink jet
    • B41J2/17Ink jet characterised by ink handling
    • B41J2/175Ink supply systems ; Circuit parts therefor
    • B41J2/17503Ink cartridges
    • B41J2/1752Mounting within the printer
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41JTYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, e.g. INK-JET PRINTERS, THERMAL PRINTERS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
    • B41J2/00Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed
    • B41J2/005Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed characterised by bringing liquid or particles selectively into contact with a printing material
    • B41J2/01Ink jet
    • B41J2/17Ink jet characterised by ink handling
    • B41J2/175Ink supply systems ; Circuit parts therefor
    • B41J2/17566Ink level or ink residue control
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41JTYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, e.g. INK-JET PRINTERS, THERMAL PRINTERS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
    • B41J29/00Details of, or accessories for, typewriters or selective printing mechanisms not otherwise provided for
    • B41J29/12Guards, shields or dust excluders
    • B41J29/13Cases or covers

Abstract

The invention provides an ink jet recording device comprising ink jet print heads (17, 18) for ejecting ink in the form of ink drops; ink cartridges (7, 8) for supplying ink to said print heads (17, 18); a carriage (11) on which said print heads (17, 18) and said ink cartridges (7, 8) are mounted; at least one cap (20, 21) for sealing said print heads (17, 18); a pump (23) for applying a suction pressure to said cap (20, 21); an external switch (31, 32) that outputs a signal to start an ink cartridge replacing process; means (45) for storing data indicating whether or not the ink cartridges (7, 8) are being replaced, whether the ink cartridges (7, 8) are attached or detached, and whether a post-process for replacement of the ink cartridges (7, 8) is complete or incomplete; and means (39, 45) for controlling said carriage (11) and said pump (23) to execute said ink cartridge replacing process in response to said signal output from said external switch (31, 32).
EP03025755A 1996-11-22 1997-11-21 Ink-jet recording device Withdrawn EP1386742A3 (en)

Priority Applications (11)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
JP32783896 1996-11-22
JP32783896 1996-11-22
JP25935297A JPH10202892A (en) 1996-11-22 1997-09-08 Ink jet type recorder
JP25935397A JPH10202914A (en) 1996-11-22 1997-09-08 Ink jet recorder
JP25935097 1997-09-08
JP25935097A JP3512060B2 (en) 1996-11-22 1997-09-08 An ink jet recording apparatus
JP25935197 1997-09-08
JP25935397 1997-09-08
JP25935297 1997-09-08
JP25935197A JP3613313B2 (en) 1996-11-22 1997-09-08 An ink jet recording apparatus
EP19970120507 EP0844094B1 (en) 1996-11-22 1997-11-21 Ink-jet recording device

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EP19970120507 Division EP0844094B1 (en) 1996-11-22 1997-11-21 Ink-jet recording device

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EP1386742A3 true EP1386742A3 (en) 2004-03-17

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EP0615846A1 (en) * 1993-03-11 1994-09-21 Seiko Epson Corporation Ink jet recording apparatus

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EP1386744B1 (en) 2009-01-14
JPH10202914A (en) 1998-08-04
JP3512060B2 (en) 2004-03-29
JPH10202912A (en) 1998-08-04
EP1386744A2 (en) 2004-02-04
EP1386744A3 (en) 2004-03-17
JPH10202913A (en) 1998-08-04
JP3613313B2 (en) 2005-01-26
JPH10202892A (en) 1998-08-04
EP1386742A2 (en) 2004-02-04

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