EP1905599A3 - Ink tank cartridge and container therefor - Google Patents

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EP1905599A3
EP1905599A3 EP08000634A EP08000634A EP1905599A3 EP 1905599 A3 EP1905599 A3 EP 1905599A3 EP 08000634 A EP08000634 A EP 08000634A EP 08000634 A EP08000634 A EP 08000634A EP 1905599 A3 EP1905599 A3 EP 1905599A3
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ink supply
ink
housing
tank cartridge
ink tank
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EP1905599B1 (en
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Kasuhisa Kawakami
Seiji Mochizuki
Masahiro Nakamura
Keiichi Oshima
Masanori Yoshida
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Seiko Epson Corp
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Priority to JP3222692A priority patent/JP3246516B2/en
Priority to JP5815192A priority patent/JP3161478B2/en
Priority to JP19340292A priority patent/JP3171214B2/en
Priority to EP00200827A priority patent/EP1013444B1/en
Priority to EP92307270A priority patent/EP0553535B2/en
Priority to EP97200694A priority patent/EP0786352B1/en
Priority to EP03026325A priority patent/EP1396344A3/en
Priority to EP02076904A priority patent/EP1241012B1/en
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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
    • B41J2/17Ink jet characterised by ink handling
    • B41J2/175Ink supply systems ; Circuit parts therefor
    • B41J2/17503Ink cartridges
    • B41J2/17533Storage or packaging of ink cartridges
    • 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
    • B41J2/17513Inner structure
    • 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
    • B41J2/17523Ink connection

Abstract

An ink tank cartridge (5) is disclosed including a housing (11,50) removeably mounted onto an ink supply needle (14,90) of the ink-jet type recording apparatus body. The housing being provided with an ink supply port (15,53,71) projecting from a bottom surface of the housing both inwardly and outwardly. A porous member (21,64) for impregnating ink is positioned inside the housing abutting against the ink supply port through a filter (17,55). The ink tank cartridge being further provided with a packing member (19,57,73) resiliently abutting against an outer periphery of the ink supply needle at the end of the ink supply port. An end opening is sealed with a sealing member (20,60,77) through which the ink supply needle penetrates.
Accordingly, the ink tank cartridge of the invention is advantageous in that the ink supply needle does not require a sharp tip, air is prevented from entering the ink supply path of the recording apparatus, and a tight air-seal between the ink supply needle and the ink tank can be maintained.
EP08000634A 1992-01-28 1992-08-07 Ink tank cartridge and container therefor Expired - Lifetime EP1905599B1 (en)

Priority Applications (9)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
JP1283492 1992-01-28
JP3222692A JP3246516B2 (en) 1992-02-19 1992-02-19 An ink jet recording apparatus, and ink tank for use in this
JP5815192A JP3161478B2 (en) 1992-03-16 1992-03-16 An ink tank for inkjet recording device
JP19340292A JP3171214B2 (en) 1992-01-28 1992-06-26 An ink jet recording apparatus for Inkuka - cartridge
EP97200694A EP0786352B1 (en) 1992-01-28 1992-08-07 Ink tank cartridge and container therefor
EP03026325A EP1396344A3 (en) 1992-01-28 1992-08-07 Ink tank cartridge and container therefor
EP02076904A EP1241012B1 (en) 1992-01-28 1992-08-07 Ink tank cartridge and container therefor
EP00200827A EP1013444B1 (en) 1992-01-28 1992-08-07 Ink tank cartridge and container therefor
EP92307270A EP0553535B2 (en) 1992-01-28 1992-08-07 Ink tank cartridge and container therefor

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EP92307270.6 Division 1992-08-07
EP03026325A Division EP1396344A3 (en) 1992-01-28 1992-08-07 Ink tank cartridge and container therefor
EP97200694.4 Division 1997-03-07
EP00200827.4 Division 2000-03-09
EP02076904.8 Division 2002-05-16
EP03026325.5 Division 2003-11-17

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EP1905599A2 EP1905599A2 (en) 2008-04-02
EP1905599A3 true EP1905599A3 (en) 2009-04-08
EP1905599B1 EP1905599B1 (en) 2010-04-28

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EP96120032A Expired - Lifetime EP0782927B1 (en) 1992-01-28 1992-08-07 A fluid sealable container for an ink tank cartridge
EP03026325A Ceased EP1396344A3 (en) 1992-01-28 1992-08-07 Ink tank cartridge and container therefor
EP08000634A Expired - Lifetime EP1905599B1 (en) 1992-01-28 1992-08-07 Ink tank cartridge and container therefor
EP02076904A Expired - Lifetime EP1241012B1 (en) 1992-01-28 1992-08-07 Ink tank cartridge and container therefor
EP92307270A Expired - Lifetime EP0553535B2 (en) 1992-01-28 1992-08-07 Ink tank cartridge and container therefor
EP00200827A Expired - Lifetime EP1013444B1 (en) 1992-01-28 1992-08-07 Ink tank cartridge and container therefor
EP97200694A Expired - Lifetime EP0786352B1 (en) 1992-01-28 1992-08-07 Ink tank cartridge and container therefor

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EP96120032A Expired - Lifetime EP0782927B1 (en) 1992-01-28 1992-08-07 A fluid sealable container for an ink tank cartridge
EP03026325A Ceased EP1396344A3 (en) 1992-01-28 1992-08-07 Ink tank cartridge and container therefor

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EP02076904A Expired - Lifetime EP1241012B1 (en) 1992-01-28 1992-08-07 Ink tank cartridge and container therefor
EP92307270A Expired - Lifetime EP0553535B2 (en) 1992-01-28 1992-08-07 Ink tank cartridge and container therefor
EP00200827A Expired - Lifetime EP1013444B1 (en) 1992-01-28 1992-08-07 Ink tank cartridge and container therefor
EP97200694A Expired - Lifetime EP0786352B1 (en) 1992-01-28 1992-08-07 Ink tank cartridge and container therefor

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EP (7) EP0782927B1 (en)
DE (11) DE69233784D1 (en)
HK (5) HK1002449A1 (en)
SG (1) SG46602A1 (en)

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EP1241012B1 (en) 2004-06-16
DE69232194D1 (en) 2001-12-13
EP1013444A1 (en) 2000-06-28
EP1905599A2 (en) 2008-04-02
DE69232893T2 (en) 2003-11-06
HK1010709A1 (en) 2000-05-05
EP0553535B2 (en) 2004-04-14
EP0786352B1 (en) 2001-11-28
EP0553535A1 (en) 1993-08-04
HK1021810A1 (en) 2002-09-20
HK1002449A1 (en) 2002-04-19
DE69227441T2 (en) 1999-03-18
EP1013444B1 (en) 2003-01-08
DE69232194T2 (en) 2002-07-18
EP1396344A3 (en) 2004-07-28
EP0553535B1 (en) 1998-10-28
EP1905599B1 (en) 2010-04-28
DE69227441D1 (en) 1998-12-03
EP1241012A3 (en) 2003-01-02
DE69232243D1 (en) 2002-01-10
EP0782927B1 (en) 2001-11-07
DE69233371D1 (en) 2004-07-22
DE69232893D1 (en) 2003-02-13
HK1046666A1 (en) 2005-02-04
DE69233371T2 (en) 2005-06-16
EP1396344A2 (en) 2004-03-10
EP0782927A1 (en) 1997-07-09
SG46602A1 (en) 1998-02-20
DE69232243T2 (en) 2002-07-25
DE69227441T3 (en) 2004-09-09
EP1241012A2 (en) 2002-09-18
EP0786352A1 (en) 1997-07-30
HK1025932A1 (en) 2003-08-15
DE69233784D1 (en) 2010-06-10

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