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347 - Incremental printing of symbolic information

347001000 - INK JET

347020000 - Ejector mechanism (i.e., print head)

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20090195611Printhead Assembly Having Removable Printhead Module And Controller - A printhead assembly is provided having at least one printhead module of at least two print nozzle integrated circuits and respective electrical connectors, at least one controller configured to process print data and to communicate the processed print data to microprocessing circuitry of at least one of the print nozzle integrated circuits via the respective electrical connector so as to control the printing operation of the print nozzle integrated circuit to print the processed print data, and a casing in which the printhead module and controller are removably mounted.08-06-2009
20130208051ADAPTOR - An adaptor includes an adaptor main body capable of being mounted with respect to a liquid accommodation body mounting portion of a printer to which an ink cartridge configured to accommodate ink is mounted in an attachable or detachable manner; a memory cell MC that is updated by a control portion of the printer, and maintains information about whether or not the printing operation is possible in the printer; an electrical terminal that is used in communication between the memory cell and the printer; and an operation button that outputs an update signal that updates information about whether or not the printing operation is possible to information permitting the printing operation of the printer with respect to the memory cell, when the information about whether or not the printing operation is possible maintained in the memory cell does not permit the printing operation of the printer.08-15-2013
20080259125MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE AND A FLUID EJECTION DEVICE INCORPORATING THE SAME - A microfluidic device includes first and second glass substrates bonded together. The first glass substrate has first and second opposed surfaces. A die pocket is formed in the first opposed surface, and a through slot extends from the die pocket to the second opposed surface. The second glass substrate is bonded to the second opposed surface of the first glass substrate whereby an outlet of a channel formed in the second glass substrate substantially aligns with the through slot. The channel of the second glass substrate has an inlet that is larger than the outlet.10-23-2008
20130076833USB CONNECTION BETWEEN TWO ELECTRONICS BOARDS - A printer includes a printhead; a media path; a first electronics board including a first connector for a flexible flat cable; a second electronics board including: a universal serial bus port; a second connector for a flexible flat cable; and a plurality of traces connecting the universal serial bus port to the second connector; and a flexible flat cable connecting the first electronics board to the second electronics board and including a characteristic impedance that meets the characteristic impedance specifications for universal serial bus.03-28-2013
20130076834INKJET HEAD AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - A flexible wiring circuit board has a second terminal section bonded and electrically connected to a first terminal section of a wiring circuit board of a discharge die. A drive signal is inputted to the first terminal section through the second terminal section, and then sent to a driver IC. The driver IC drives a piezoelectric element in accordance with the drive signal through a printed wiring pattern. Thereby, ink is discharged from an ink discharge opening. A copper ion diffusion inhibiting film is formed on a surface of a copper wiring member of the second terminal section on contact with a process liquid containing at least one of 1, 2, 3 triazole and 1, 2, 4 triazole. This inhibits diffusion of copper ions and copper ion migration resulting therefrom. Thus, malfunction due to the copper ion migration is inhibited.03-28-2013
20110310180PRINTHEAD MODULE FOR AN INKJET PRINTHEAD ASSEMBLY - A printhead module is provided for an inkjet printhead assembly. The printhead module includes a support. An elongate carrier is mounted to the support. The carrier defines a plurality of transverse ribs and an ink channel located between the ribs. A subassembly includes a micro-electromechanical integrated circuit (IC) configured to eject ink. The subassembly is mounted to the carrier so that the support, carrier and subassembly define a plurality of sealed ink chambers which can feed ink to the IC via the ink channel.12-22-2011
20130083128LIQUID JET HEAD AND LIQUID JET APPARATUS - Provided is a liquid jet head in which a region of the liquid jet head on a side opposite to a liquid ejection side thereof is thinned to enhance efficiency of use of the region. A liquid jet head (04-04-2013
20100045745Printhead Having Flexible Controller Connections - A printhead is provided having ejection nozzle integrated circuits, flexible printed circuit boards for connecting electrical signals to associated ones of the integrated circuits and controllers each connected to at least one of the integrated circuits via the respective flexible printed circuit board for controlling the printing operation of the integrated circuits. Each controller is provided on a respective printed circuit board. The printed circuit boards are adjacent one another and each have recessed portions which adjoin recessed portions in the adjacent printed circuit boards. The adjoined recessed portions receive an electrical connecting member for interconnecting the controllers of adjacent printed circuit boards such that each interconnected controller is able to control the printing operation of the integrated circuits.02-25-2010
20100045744RECORDING APPARATUS - A recording apparatus for performing recording by reciprocally moving a liquid discharge head includes the liquid discharge head, which includes a case, a connection terminal group including a plurality of connection terminals capable of electrically connecting to the recording apparatus and which is provided on one face of the case, a liquid discharge substrate for discharging a liquid from a discharge port according to a signal transmitted from the recording apparatus via the connection terminals, and a supporting substrate supporting the liquid discharge substrate, which is provided on another one face of the case. The recording apparatus includes a standby area provided on the one end of the recording apparatus where the liquid discharge head is on stand-by when recording is not performed, and a carriage including a connection terminal which can electrically connect to the liquid discharge head, is mounted with the liquid discharge head, and reciprocally moves between the standby area and another end of the recording apparatus.02-25-2010
20130027474DRIVE CIRCUIT FOR INKJET RECORDING HEAD, AND INKJET RECORDING DEVICE - A drive circuit for an inkjet recording head includes a plurality of electrically capacitive actuator elements, a drive signal source, a plurality of switching elements, and a plurality of resistances. The actuator elements are provided for a plurality of nozzles, and drive the nozzles to eject ink therefrom. The drive signal source outputs a drive signal for driving the actuator elements. The switching elements are connected to the respective actuator elements to separately drive the actuator elements, and selectively apply the output drive signal to the actuator elements. The resistances are provided for the respective actuator elements, and are connected to low potential sides of the actuator elements. Each of the resistances has a resistance value adjusted in accordance with the length of a wire between the corresponding one of the actuator elements and the drive signal source.01-31-2013
20130027473CHARGE TRANSFER FROM A MOVABLE OBJECT - A system is disclosed, comprising a printhead to eject ink onto print media, an electrical component, a first electrode adjacent said component, a second electrode to transfer electric charge from said print media when the print media passes through the system, and an electrical conductor connecting the second electrode to the first electrode.01-31-2013
20130050344INK PEN ELECTRICAL INTERFACE - A printing system comprising an electrical interface for ink pens of an inkjet printer, the electrical interface including a first group of electrical contacts; a second group of electrical contacts, the second group of electrical contacts being arranged in an identical configuration as the first group of electrical contacts; and a number of electrical interconnects, in which each electrical contact from the first and second groups of electrical contacts is connected to one of the electrical interconnects via a conductive trace; in which at least one electrical contact from the first group of electrical contacts is connected to a same electrical interconnect as at least one electrical contact from the second group of electrical contacts.02-28-2013
20100002057INK JET PRINTING HEAD AND INK JET PRINTING APPARATUS USING THE SAME - Disclosed is a printing head having connection terminals for performing an electrical connection of signals including drive signals of print elements by contacting connection terminals in an apparatus side when the head is mounted onto an ink jet printing apparatus. It is made to guarantee connections of all terminals by detecting contacts of a part of terminals. Among the terminals in the head, terminals whose distances from the connection terminals in the printing apparatus become maximum when a deviation occurred in the mounting, are used as terminals for contact detection. For example, from among the connection terminals arranged in a planar area, which is rectangular-shaped, terminals positioned in corners are used as the terminals for the contact detection. When the contacts of these terminals are detected, the connections of all the terminals inside the area can be guaranteed.01-07-2010
20100134564LIQUID EJECTING HEAD, LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LIQUID EJECTING HEAD - A liquid ejecting head is provided which ejects liquid from nozzle openings by driving pressure generating elements, and includes: at least two rows of lead electrodes that supply an electrical signal to the pressure generating elements; and at least two wiring boards for supplying the electrical signal to the lead electrodes, wherein: the wiring boards respectively have individual wires which are electrically connected to the pressure generating elements, respectively, via the lead electrodes, and common wires which are electrically connected in common to a plurality of pressure generating elements via the lead electrodes; and, the wiring boards are formed such that a spacing between the respective common wires of the two opposing wiring boards is narrower than a spacing between the respective individual wires of the two opposing wiring boards.06-03-2010
20090040275INK-JET PRINTING APPARATUS AND INK CARTRIDGE THEREFOR - An ink jet type printing apparatus in which an ink supply needle is located near one side in a direction perpendicular to the reciprocated directions of a carriage, a circuit board is mounted on a wall of an ink cartridge in the vicinity of the side on which an ink supply port is formed and plural contacts for connecting to external control means are formed on the exposed surface of the circuit board.02-12-2009
20100091070Circuit Board and Liquid Supplying Unit - There is provided a circuit board that is fixed to a liquid supplying unit installed to a liquid ejecting apparatus by being inserted into the liquid ejecting apparatus having a plurality of first apparatus-side terminals in a predetermined insertion direction. The circuit board includes a board main body that includes a first opening portion that is used for determining the position of the circuit board with respect to the liquid supplying unit, and a plurality of first top-face terminals, disposed on a first face of the board main body, that is brought into contact with at least a part of the plurality of first apparatus-side terminals and is arranged in the direction approximately perpendicular to the insertion direction when being installed to the liquid ejecting apparatus. The first opening portion is disposed on the rear side relative to the front ends of the plurality of first top-face terminals in the insertion direction and is disposed between a first terminal and a second terminal out of the plurality of first top-face terminals.04-15-2010
20110012962CONNECTOR HOLDER UNIT, CARRIAGE, RECORDING APPARATUS, AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS - A connector holder unit that is formed separately from a carriage capable of housing an ink cartridge and can be attached to the inside of the carriage includes a connector holder, a connector having a plurality of contact arms that is installed to the connector holder, and a circuit substrate having a plurality of conductive connection portions that is installed to the connector holder, wherein contact terminals of the plurality of contact arms of the connector are configured to elastically contact the conductive connection portions of the circuit substrate and conductive connection portions of the ink cartridge so as to electrically conduct between the circuit substrate and the ink cartridge when the connector holder unit is attached to the carriage.01-20-2011
20100097428LIQUID EJECTING HEAD AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS - A liquid ejecting head includes: a fluid channel formation substrate in which a fluid channel is formed so as to be communicate with a nozzle opening for ejecting liquid; a pressure generating element which applies pressure on the liquid to be ejected; a first substrate of which one end is electrically connected to the pressure generating element; a second substrate which is connected to the other end of the first substrate; and a substrate support section which supports the first substrate. Here, the substrate support section includes a connection support surface on a side thereof facing the second substrate. In addition, a connection portion between the first substrate and the second substrate is disposed in a position facing the connection support surface.04-22-2010
20090267992PRINTHEAD ASSEMBLY HAVING SELECTED INTERCONNECTED CONTROLLERS - A printhead assembly is provided having a plurality of print nozzle integrated circuits, an electrical connector for connecting electrical signals to the print nozzle integrated circuits, and drive electronics having electrical contacts for electrical connection to the electrical connector, input contacts for receiving print data, and a plurality of controllers for processing the print data. Each controller is connected to a predetermined number of the print nozzle integrated circuits via the electrical contacts and being interconnected to the other controllers. The drive electronics are selected from a range of drive electronics, each having a different number of the interconnected controllers configured to each process the print data applicable to a selected number of the print nozzle integrated circuits such that the ratio of controllers to print nozzle integrated circuits can be varied to change the print speed of the printhead assembly.10-29-2009
20090066758FLEXIBLE PRINTHEAD CIRCUIT - A flexible circuit for use within a printhead assembly and to connect a printhead body to an external circuit includes a substantially planar portion having one or more layers of conductive material and having a top surface substantially parallel to a top surface of the printhead body. One or more integrated circuits can be mounted onto the planar portion. Multiple leads extend from each integrated circuit, the leads electrically connected to the printhead body. One or more arms are attached to, and substantially perpendicular to, the planar portion, each arm including one or more external connectors configured to connect to the external circuit.03-12-2009
20130162721LIQUID SUPPLYING UNIT PROVIDED WITH CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE - A circuit substrate includes: a substrate body and an electrode. The substrate body has four sides including first and second sides extending in a first direction and opposing each other in a second direction. The substrate body has a top surface on which the electrode is mounted. The electrode has first and second outer points positioned closest to the first and second sides in the second direction respectively. The top surface has: a first area between the first side and a first imaginary line extending in the first direction and passing through the first outer point; a second area between the second side and a second imaginary line extending in the first direction and passing through the second outer point; and a third area interposed between the first area and the second area in the second direction, the substrate body being formed with a first opening in the first area.06-27-2013
20090009561Liquid Detecting Device, Liquid Container and Method of Manufacturing Liquid Detecting Device - In an ink cartridge, a negative pressure generating mechanism is disposed between an ink storage region and an ink supply port, and has a wall surface having two through-holes for ink flow, and a valve member contacted with and separated from the through-hole by receiving a pressure in an ink supply port side. Ink flowing via the through-hole is supplied via the through-hole to the ink supply port.01-08-2009
20090009560INK-JET PRINTING APPARATUS AND INK CARTRIDGE THEREFOR - An ink jet type printing apparatus in which an ink supply needle is located near one side in a direction perpendicular to the reciprocated directions of a carriage, a circuit board is mounted on a wall of an ink cartridge in the vicinity of the side on which an ink supply port is formed and plural contacts for connecting to external control means are formed on the exposed surface of the circuit board.01-08-2009
20090009559LIQUID EJECTION HEAD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LIQUID EJECTION HEAD - The present invention provides liquid ejection head enables a reduction in the distance between a print medium and an ejection port formation face of the liquid ejection head on which an ejection port is formed, improving the landing accuracy of droplets ejected from the liquid ejection head. A print head according to the present invention includes an element substrate and a supporting member. A supporting portion is located in the space between the element substrate and the supporting member. Connection wiring is formed on the supporting portion. The connection wiring is provided which connects wiring inside of the supporting member provided in the supporting member to the heat generating element.01-08-2009
20130100210SEALANT, INKJET RECORDING HEAD USING SEALANT, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A sealant contains a dicyclopentadiene type epoxy resin represented by formula 1 below, a hydrogenated bisphenol A epoxy resin, and a photo-induced cationic polymerization initiator, in which the content of the dicyclopentadiene type epoxy resin is 15 to 40 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of the total mass of epoxy resins contained in the sealant.04-25-2013
20120113191PRINTHEAD INTEGRATED CIRCUIT WITH A SOLENOID PISTON - A printhead integrated circuit comprising a wafer substrate defining a nozzle outlet port; an electromagnetic piston mounted to the wafer substrate via torsion springs, said piston operatively forced towards the outlet port when activated; and a solenoid coil positioned on the wafer substrate about the piston to activate the piston when a current is passed through the coil. The piston is magnetised during a final high temperature step in a fabrication process of the nozzle apparatus to ensure that the Curie temperature is not exceeded after magnetisation05-10-2012
20110102510LIQUID FEEDING DEVICE AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS - A liquid feeding device includes: a flexible tube to be arranged so as to be curved at the midsection thereof for feeding liquid to a liquid ejecting head for ejecting the liquid toward a target; a resilient longitudinally extending member to be arranged so as to extend along the tube; and a binding member for binding the longitudinally extending member with the tube at a distance from each other. The binding member is fixed to the tube and slidably supports the longitudinally extending member.05-05-2011
20110279546LIQUID EJECTION HEAD AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME - Provided is a liquid ejection head, comprising a chip having a liquid ejection pressure generating element and an electrode terminal for electrically connecting the liquid ejection pressure generating element to an outside, an electrical wiring board having a lead wiring to be electrically connected to the electrode terminal, and a lead sealing material for covering an electrical connection portion between the electrode terminal and the lead wiring. The lead sealing material contains an epoxy resin (a) which has an average number of functional groups per molecule of more than two and is solid at 25° C., an acid anhydride curing agent (b) having a polybutadiene backbone, a curing accelerator (c), and an inorganic filler (d).11-17-2011
20100007703Printhead Assembly With Parallel Power Input - A printhead assembly includes a printhead module including two or more printhead integrated circuits and an electrical connector for connecting electrical signals to the printhead integrated circuits. First and second power supplies are provided at first and second ends of the printhead assembly, the second end being opposite to the first end. The printhead assembly further includes a plurality of electrical conductors for providing power to the printhead integrated circuits from the first and second power supplies. The plurality of electrical conductors extend transverse to a media feed path defined through the printhead assembly. The plurality of electrical connectors are arranged as first and second groups of electrical conductors, the first and second groups having a combined lengths at least equal to a width of the media feed path. The first group of electrical conductors is connected to the first power supply and extends from the first end of the printhead assembly to a region intermediate the ends of the printhead assembly. The second group of electrical conductors is connected to the second power supply and extends from the second end to connect to the first group at the region intermediate the first and second ends of the printhead assembly to supply power in parallel from both ends of the printhead assembly. The first group of electrical conductors has a staggered configuration, the staggered configuration adapted to overlap and mate with a complementary staggered configuration of the second group of electrical conductors.01-14-2010
20110298871ELECTRICAL INTERCONNECT USING EMBOSSED CONTACTS ON A FLEX CIRCUIT - A print head has a jet stack having an array of jets, an array of transducers arranged on the jet stack such that each transducer corresponds to a jet in the array of jets, and a flexible circuit substrate arranged adjacent the array of transducers such that contact pads on the flexible circuit substrate make electrical connection to at least some of the array of transducers, the flexible circuit substrate being embossed so that the contact pads extend out of a plane of the flexible circuit substrate. A method of manufacturing a print head includes forming a jet stack having an array of jets, arranging an array of transducers on the jet stack such that each transducer in the array of transducers corresponds to each jet in the array of jets, embossing a flexible circuit substrate having contact pads such that the contact pads extend out of a plane of the flexible circuit substrate, and arranging the flexible circuit substrate such that the contact pads electrically connect to at least some of the transducers in the array of transducers.12-08-2011
20110292127LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD - A liquid discharge head includes a recording element substrate having an energy generating element generating energy used to discharge liquid, a temperature detecting element changing in output voltage upon temperature change of the energy generating element, and line connection pads electrically connected to the energy generating element and the temperature detecting element; external connection pads electrically connected to the outside of the head; and an electrical wiring substrate having electrical power source line for connecting a first external connection pad connected to an external electrical power source, with the energy generating element, grounding line for connecting a second external connection pad connected to an external grounding terminal, with the energy generating element, and electrode for connecting a third external connection pad connected to an external circuit, with the temperature detecting element. The electrode in the electrical wiring substrate exists between the electrical power source line and the grounding line.12-01-2011
20110141196RECORDING HEAD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - One of an electric wiring substrate and a retaining member includes a section having an absorptance with respect to a laser beam, and the other one of the electric wiring substrate and the retaining member includes a section having a transmittance with respect to the laser beam. The electric wiring substrate and the retaining member are welded to each other by irradiation with a laser beam. At this time, the electric wiring substrate and the retaining member are welded to each other at least at a part of an outer peripheral section of the electric wiring substrate.06-16-2011
20100091071LIQUID EJECTING HEAD UNIT AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS - A liquid ejecting head unit includes a liquid ejecting head that ejects a liquid, a first holding member that holds the liquid ejecting head, and a second holding member positioned on the first holding member. The liquid ejecting head includes a nozzle face having a nozzle opening for ejecting the liquid and a flexible first wiring substrate having that can be erected in a direction perpendicular to the nozzle face. The first holding member has a wiring substrate inserting hole that contains the first wiring substrate, and is held by the second holding member on a side opposite to the liquid ejecting head. The first wiring substrate of the liquid ejecting head and a connection member electrically connected to a second wiring substrate are electrically connected to each other on the first holding member side of the second holding member.04-15-2010
20080309728Method of Forming Connection Between Electrode and Actuator in an Inkjet Nozzle Assembly - A method of forming an electrical connection between an electrode and an actuator in an inkjet nozzle assembly is provided. The method comprises the steps of: (a) providing a substrate having a layer of drive circuitry, the drive circuitry including the electrode for connection to the actuator; (b) forming a wall of insulating material over the electrode; (c) defining a via in the wall, the via revealing the electrode; (d) filling the via with a conductive material using electroless plating to provide a connector post; (e) forming at least part of the actuator over the connector post, thereby providing electrical connection between the actuator and the electrode.12-18-2008
20100039475Cradle Unit For Receiving Removable Printer Cartridge Unit - A cradle unit for receiving a printer cartridge unit includes a printed circuit board (PCB) on which a print engine controller for controlling a printhead of the printer cartridge unit is provided, the PCB having a row of electrical contacts; a cover assembly movable between a closed position where the printer cartridge unit is mechanically secured in the cradle unit, and an opened position where removal of the printer cartridge unit from the cradle unit is facilitated; a pair of arms for supporting the PCB therebetween, each of the pair of arms having a grooved portion; and a pair of tension springs, one end of each tension spring being engaged with the grooved portion of respective arms, and another end of each tension spring being engaged with the cover assembly. The cover assembly, pair of arms, and tension springs are configured to bias the row of electrical contacts into electrical contact with the printer cartridge when the cover assembly is moved from the opened position to the closed position.02-18-2010
20090189954INK JETTING STRUCTURE HAVING PROTECTED CONNECTIONS - An ink jetting structure includes a substrate that has a first surface and a second surface. A heater chip is mounted to the second surface of the substrate, and includes a first set of electrical contacts. A printhead circuit member has a third surface, a fourth surface, and an opening configured to receive the heater chip with the first set of electrical contacts of the heater chip being exposed through the opening. The third surface is mounted to the second surface of the substrate. The fourth surface has a second set of electrical contacts attached by wire bonds to the first set of electrical contacts. The third surface has a third set of electrical contacts electrically coupled to the second set of electrical contacts, and electrically connected to a flexible cable for coupling to corresponding contacts on a printer.07-30-2009
20100007702LIQUID CONTAINER, LIQUID JETTING APPARATUS, AND LIQUID JETTING SYSTEM - A liquid container mountable on a liquid jetting apparatus, comprises: an electrical circuit including a first electrical device and a second electrical device; a first terminal; a second terminal; and a third terminal. The electrical circuit being constituted such that the liquid jetting apparatus is able: to execute sending of signals to the first electrical device and sending of signals to the second electrical device using a terminal potential difference which is a difference between electric potential inputs to the first and second terminals, to selectively execute either one of the sending of signals to the first electrical device and the sending of signals to the second electrical device by using different magnitudes of the terminal potential difference, and to execute receiving of signals from the first electrical device via the third terminal.01-14-2010
20110261113LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS AND SIGNAL TRANSMISSION CHANNEL - A liquid ejecting apparatus is provided with: a first cable that includes a ground line group in which ground lines are lined up continuously in a plurality of transmission lines lined up in a predetermined direction; and a second cable that is arranged so as to be in opposition to the first cable and in which a plurality of transmission lines are lined up in the predetermined direction, a transmission line, in which voltage varies, being arranged so as to be in opposition to a region that covers the ground line group.10-27-2011
20080266357MULTI-CHIP PRINTHEAD UNIT FOR A PAGEWIDTH PRINTER - Provided is an elongate multi-chip printhead unit for a pagewidth printer. The unit includes a number of integrated circuits laid end-to-end, each having a multitude of micro-electromechanical nozzles for ejecting printing fluid. The unit also includes an ink distribution molding defining a plurality of elongate conduits for distributing printing fluid to the printhead. Also included is a printed circuit board (PCB) configured to relay data signals from a printer controller to respective ends of the integrated circuits, as well as busbars positioned to provide drive current to the micro-electromechanical nozzles of the printhead. The busbars are retained in position at one end by a socket, and at both ends by wrap-around wings of the PCB. The unit further includes a support member for holding the integrated circuits, molding, busbars and PCB in appropriate alignment.10-30-2008
20090309930INKJET PRINTHEAD SUBSTRATE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING INKJET PRINTHEAD SUBSTRATE, INKJET PRINT HEAD, AND INKJET RECORDING APPARATUS - An inkjet printhead substrate includes: a heat generating element configured to generate energy for ejecting ink; an electric wire electrically connecting the heat generating element and an electrode lead provided on a flexible film wiring substrate; a protecting film configured to protect the electric wire; an electrode pad to which the electrode lead is connected, the electrode pad being formed by providing an opening in the protecting film at a position above the electric wire; a region to which a sealing resin configured to protect an electrically connected portion of the electrode pad and the electrode lead is to be applied; and an ink-detecting electrode composed of a metal wire and formed at the region to which the sealing resin is to be applied. The metal wire has a smaller width than an opening provided in the protecting film from which the metal wire is exposed.12-17-2009
20090309929LIQUID EJECTION RECORDING HEAD - A liquid ejection recording head includes a recording element substrate including an ejection energy generation element and a plurality of electrode pads, the ejection energy generation element being configured to generate ejection energy by which to eject a liquid, the liquid ejection recording head also includes an electric wiring substrate including a plurality of lead electrodes connected to corresponding electrode pads to apply an electric signal to the ejection energy generation element, wherein one or more of the plurality of electrode pads are not connected to any lead electrode, and each lead electrode connected to an electrode pad adjacent to any of the one or more of the plurality of electrode pads not connected to any lead electrode has a wide part whose width is greater than the width of the other lead electrodes.12-17-2009
20100118091ENHANCED TRACES OF FLEXIBLE TAB CIRCUIT FOR ATTACHMENT ON BOND PADS OF INKJET PRINTHEAD CHIP IN PRINTHEAD CARTRIDGE ASSEMBLY - An enhanced electrically-conductive trace on a flexible TAB circuit includes a main body section and an end section integrally connected with and extending from the main body section in a predetermined first direction. The main body section is supported on a substrate. The end section extends from the main body section past an edge of the substrate. The end section has an end portion attachable on a bond pad of an inkjet printhead chip and an interconnect portion spanning between the main body section and the end portion of the end section. The end portion has a predetermined width greater than that of the interconnect portion as measured in a second direction transverse to the predetermined first direction. The trace end portion may have different shapes, for example, square, circular and diamond as well as other shapes.05-13-2010
20090295873INK JET PRINTING HEAD - An ink jet printing head is attachable to/detachable from an ink jet printing apparatus and includes an electric wiring member formed of a TAB tape to which terminals are provided, and has a wiring exposed through an end section of the electric wiring member, the terminals accepting signals by making contact with a connection portion on the part of the apparatus when the head is attached to the apparatus. An opening is provided in a supporting member which supports the electric wiring member, the opening extending in a direction traversing an area where the electric wiring member is supported. Thereby, movement of liquid, such as water and ink, to the end section is blocked, the liquid moving through a gap between a back surface of the electric wiring member and a surface of the supporting member.12-03-2009
20110025782MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE AND A FLUID EJECTION DEVICE INCORPORATING THE SAME - A microfluidic device includes first and second substrates bonded together. The first substrate has first and second opposed surfaces. A die pocket is formed in the first opposed surface, and a through slot extends from the die pocket to the second opposed surface. The second substrate is bonded to the second opposed surface of the first substrate whereby an outlet of a channel formed in the second substrate substantially aligns with the through slot. The channel of the second substrate has an inlet that is larger than the outlet.02-03-2011
20080211873METHOD OF MANUFACTURING RECORDING HEAD AND RECORDING HEAD - A method of manufacturing a recording head according to the present invention includes a plurality of steps to describe as follows. In a solder paste application step, solder paste bodies are partially applied onto a plurality of terminals. In a heating step, each of the plurality of solder paste bodies is heated, to thereby form a plurality of solder layers on the plurality of terminals. In a covering step, the plurality of terminals and the plurality of solder layers are covered by an uncured synthetic resin layer. In a contact step, a plurality of bumps formed in a bump forming step and the plurality of solder layers are contacted with each other, by pressing regions of the synthetic resin layer covering the solder layers and the bumps to each other. In a curing step, the uncured synthetic resin layer is cured.09-04-2008
20090289995INK JET RECORDING HEAD SUBSTRATE, AND INK JET RECORDING HEAD INCLUDING THE SUBSTRATE - An ink jet recording head substrate is provided with: an array of a plurality of energy generating bodies for generating energy utilized to discharge ink; and an ink supply port arranged along the array to supply ink to the plurality of energy generating bodies, the array and the ink supply port each extending in a longitudinal direction of the ink jet recording head substrate, the ink jet recording head substrate comprising: a first terminal electrically connected with the plurality of energy generating bodies, the first terminal being arranged along beside a first side of the ink jet recording head substrate, the first side extending in a cross direction intersecting the longitudinal direction; and a second terminal electrically connected with the plurality of energy generating bodies, the second terminal being arranged beside a second side of the ink jet recording head substrate, the second side extending in the longitudinal direction, so as to be arranged in an area between the first side and a phantom line that passes through a longitudinal end of the ink supply port closer to the first side and extends in the cross direction.11-26-2009
20090295872Replaceable Printbar Assembly - A web press printer includes a frame spaced above a media support and at least one printbar removably secured to the frame. The at least one printbar supports an array of printheads extending generally transverse to the media support. The at least one printbar also includes a connector and a routing mechanism. The connector is configured to releasably connect to an element supply that is external to the at least one printbar. The routing mechanism is in communication with the element supply via the connector and configured to separately route the supplied element to each respective printhead.12-03-2009
20090295874LIQUID EJECTING HEAD AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS USABLE THEREWITH - A liquid ejecting head for ejection liquid includes an electric wiring member including a plurality of contact pads which are electrically contactable to a liquid ejecting apparatus; a storing element for storing individual information; and a liquid ejection member, provided with an ejection outlet, for ejecting the liquid using electric energy supplied through a part of the plurality of contact pads. The contact pads include an array of information contact pads electrically connected with the storing element, a voltage source contact pad for supplying the electric energy and a grounding contact pad. Directly adjacent to each of front and rear sides of the information contact pads constituting the array, the voltage source contact pad or the grounding contact pad is disposed.12-03-2009
20090102889SYSTEM FOR PIVOTED CONNECTION OF CRADLE UNIT AND PRINTHEAD CARTRIDGE - A system for interconnecting a printhead cartridge and a cradle unit for supporting the printhead cartridge is provided. The system has a first printed circuit having print control circuitry of the cradle unit, and a second printed circuit board having connections for connecting the printhead cartridge with a power supply which is remote from the second printhead circuit board and the print control circuitry of the first printed circuit board. The first and second printed circuit boards have complementary connectors which cooperate to provide the connection of the printhead cartridge to the print control circuitry. The complementary connectors being arranged so that the first printed circuit board is able to pivot with respect to the second printed circuit board.04-23-2009
20100103223FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD INCLUDING THE SAME - A flexible printed circuit board, included in a liquid discharge head, includes a film having a length in the longitudinal direction, a plurality of connection terminals arranged in a first area of the film adjacent to one side of the film in the longitudinal direction, a contact portion disposed in a second area of the film adjacent to the other side thereof in the longitudinal direction, the contact portion including a plurality of contact pads, and a plurality of wiring lines arranged in the film. The length of the second area of the film in a direction orthogonal to the longitudinal direction is more than two times the length of the first area thereof in that direction. The planar shape of the film is L-shaped.04-29-2010
20080239002CAST-IN PLACE INK FEED STRUCTURE USING ENCAPSULANT - A method of forming an enclosed fluid path in a print head includes providing a die member and a truncated nozzle plate spaced from the upper surface of the die member. The die and nozzle plate are formed on a print head substrate having an aperture formed therein. A sacrificial material is seated over the aperture of the print head substrate and joins a terminal end of the truncated nozzle plate. The sacrificial material is encapsulated from the terminal end of the nozzle plate to a surface of the print head substrate. Removal of the sacrificial material defines the fluid path from the aperture of the print head substrate to the nozzle plate.10-02-2008
20080239003Pagewidth Printhead Assembly Having A Plurality Of Printhead Modules Each With A Stack Of Ink Distribution Layers - Provided is a pagewidth printhead assembly having a plurality of printhead modules. Each of these modules includes a printhead integrated circuit (IC) having a plurality of ink ejection nozzles, and an ink distribution assembly formed from a stack of ink distribution layers. Each layer defines apertures therein at predetermined locations, with the layers laminated together so that the apertures complementarily define ink distribution channels to the printhead IC. Each module also includes a tape automated bonding (TAB) film connected to the printhead IC for arranging said IC in signal communication with a controller of the printhead assembly.10-02-2008
20080231663HEAD SUBSTRATE, PRINTHEAD, HEAD CARTRIDGE, AND PRINTING APPARATUS USING THE PRINTHEAD OR HEAD CARTRIDGE - Disclosed are a head substrate, a printhead, a head cartridge, and a printing apparatus using the printhead or head cartridge which are capable of separately measuring variations in the resistance of a printing element and variations in the parasitic resistance including the wiring resistance and the ON resistance of a driving element. For example, a head substrate having a plurality of printing elements and a plurality of driving elements for driving the plurality of printing elements includes the first terminal which receives a test signal to the plurality of printing elements, the second terminal which receives a selection signal for selecting and driving at least some of the plurality of printing elements, and the third and fourth terminals which output potentials at the two ends of each of the printing elements selected by the selection signal.09-25-2008
20080291246PRINTHEAD ASSEMBLY INCORPORATING A LAMINATED DUCTING ASSEMBLY - A printhead assembly has a plurality of printhead modules, each having a plurality of modular printhead tiles. Each printhead tile has a plurality of micro-electromechanical nozzle assemblies for operatively printing on a printing medium. A ducting assembly has a laminated stack of layers, each layer of the stack having a number of apertures which, when the layers are stacked, provide ducts whereby ink is able to flow from an ink reservoir to the nozzle assemblies. A number of electrical connector assemblies operatively connect the respective printhead tiles together. The printhead modules are arranged in a casing so as to be removably mounted in linearly aligned relationship through removable engagement of each printhead module with the casing.11-27-2008
20080303868PRINTHEAD, HEAD CARTRIDGE, AND PRINTING APPARATUS - The present invention relates to a printhead having a plurality of element substrates, in which the effects of the rise in element substrate temperature and current noise are not manifested in a biased manner in only one of the element substrates. The printhead is comprising a plurality of printing elements and provided with first and second element substrates having the plurality of printing elements and a second element substrate in such a manner that the first element substrate and second element substrate are spaced apart, with the first element substrate having a first function circuit electrically connected to the second element substrate and having processing functions used for driving the printing elements of the second element substrate.12-11-2008
20080309730INKJET PRINT HEAD, INKJET PRINT HEAD MANUFACTURING METHOD AND INKJET PRINT HEAD MOUNTING TOOL - An inkjet print head for which an ink flow path formation member, arranged on a printing element board, is prevented from being peeled off or being damaged, and the printing element board in an appropriate state can be mounted on a support member. According to the present invention, an ink flow path formation member is arranged on one face of a printing element board, and a peripheral area extending outward from the ink flow path formation member is prepared. Since pressure is applied to the peripheral area using a mounting tool, to bond the first terminals of the printing element board to the electrode terminals of the support member, damage to the ink flow path formation member, caused by the mounting tool, can be prevented.12-18-2008
20080309729Printhead Integrated Circuit Comprising Inkjet Nozzle Assemblies Having Connector Posts - A printhead integrated circuit is provided. The printhead integrated circuit comprises a silicon substrate having a plurality of inkjet nozzles assemblies formed on a surface of the substrate. The substrate has drive circuitry for supplying power to the nozzle assemblies. Each nozzle assembly comprises: a nozzle chamber for containing ink, the nozzle chamber having a nozzle opening defined therein; an actuator for ejecting ink through the nozzle opening; a pair of electrodes positioned at the surface of the substrate, the electrodes being electrically connected to the drive circuitry; and a pair of connector posts, each connector post electrically connecting a respective electrode to the actuator. Each connector post extends linearly from a respective electrode to the actuator.12-18-2008
20100265299ELEMENT SUBSTRATE, AND PRINTHEAD, HEAD CARTRIDGE, AND PRINTING APPARATUS USING THE ELEMENT SUBSTRATE - An element substrate has a plurality of printing elements, and a block selection unit which divides the plurality of printing elements into a plurality of blocks and time-divisionally drives the blocks. The element substrate includes a plurality of input terminals which divide the plurality of printing elements included in each block into a plurality of groups and supply a driving voltage to the printing elements belonging to each group, a delay circuit which externally receives an enable signal for enabling energization to the printing elements and generates a plurality of delayed enable signals having different delay times with respect to the enable signal, and a wiring which supplies the enable signal and the plurality of delayed enable signals output from the delay circuit to different groups in the order of the different delay times.10-21-2010
20100141710Nozzle Device With Expansive Chamber-Defining Layer - A nozzle device for an inkjet printhead includes a substrate assembly defining an ink supply; a chamber-defining layer defining a nozzle chamber in fluid communication with a nozzle opening and the ink supply; and an actuating arm coupled to the substrate assembly and terminating in a paddle separating the ink supply and nozzle chamber, the arm including a thermal bend portion proximal to the substrate assembly and configured to bend during actuation so that the paddle moves and causes ink within the nozzle chamber to be ejected out through the nozzle opening. A portion of the chamber-defining layer is supported by the thermal bend portion and the substrate assembly.06-10-2010
20130120501Liquid Ejecting Head and Liquid Ejecting Apparatus - A head unit fixed to a case in a position in which a nozzle forming surface thereof faces a first surface side of a head fixing portion, and a wiring substrate is arranged on a second surface side opposite from the first surface on a portion. A supply flow channel in the case communicate with a common liquid chamber at an end portion of the communicating flow channel in a first direction, and a flexible cable is disposed inside the supply flow channel in the case in the first direction.05-16-2013
20080316274LIQUID DROPLET JETTING APPARATUS - A liquid droplet jetting apparatus includes a jetting head unit having a nozzle which jets liquid droplets; an electric circuit board having a wiring and a circuit component which are connected to the jetting head unit and having one surface which is electrically insulated from the wiring and the circuit component; and a box-shaped head holder which supports the jetting head unit and the electric circuit board and has an opening. The jetting head unit and the electric circuit board are electrically connected with each other in the head holder; the jetting head unit is fixed to the head holder so as to airtightly close an inside of the head holder; and the electric circuit board is fixed to the head holder to airtightly close the inside of the head holder, with the one surface of the electric circuit board facing the outside of the head holder.12-25-2008
20090002453INK JET HEAD AND PRODUCTION PROCESS THEREOF - An ink jet head is constituted by a recording element substrate comprising an energy generating element; and an electric wiring member on which a plurality of flying leads electrically connected to said recording element substrate by thermocompression bonding through gang bonding is arranged in parallel. The ink jet head further includes a plurality of thermocompression bonding portions, formed on the plurality of flying leads by the thermocompression bonding, including thermocompression bonding portions formed on at least both end flying leads with respect to an arrangement direction of the plurality of flying leads. The thermocompression bonding portions formed on the above-described at least both end flying leads are offset toward a center of the plurality of flying leads with respect to the arrangement direction.01-01-2009
20080316272INK JET HEAD AND PRODUCTION PROCESS THEREOF - An ink jet head is constituted by a recording element substrate, comprising ejection outlets for ejecting ink, to which an electrical connecting portion is provided at an outer portion of the recording element substrate; an electric wiring member having an end portion to be electrically connected to the electrical connecting portion; a supporting member comprising an outer surface, a first recess which is provided in the outer surface to accommodate the recording element substrate, and a second recess which is provided in the outer surface in a depth less than that of the first recess to accommodate the end portion of the electric wiring member; and a sealant for sealing a spacing between the second recess and the end portion of the electric wiring member.12-25-2008
20080316275PRINTHEAD ASSEMBLY HAVING REMOVABLE PRINTHEAD MODULES - Provided is a printhead assembly having a number of printhead modules each having a plurality of support members and modular printhead tiles mounted thereon with each tile having a plurality of micro-electromechanical nozzle assemblies for operatively printing on a printing medium. The assembly also includes a ducting assembly having a laminated stack of layers, each layer of the stack having a number of apertures which, when the layers are stacked, provide ducts whereby ink is able to flow from an ink reservoir to the nozzle assemblies. Also included is a casing having a support frame in which the printhead modules are arranged so as to be removably mounted in linearly aligned relationship through removable engagement of a support member of each printhead module with the support frame. Each support member has a first tab received in a recess of the support frame and a second tab clamped between the support frame and a mounting element mounted to the support frame to allow constrained movement of the relevant printhead module relative to the casing. The assembly further has a number of electrical connector assemblies for operatively connecting the respective printhead tiles to power and data.12-25-2008
20080316273ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND FLEXIBLE WIRING MEMBER - An electronic apparatus includes an electrical load and a flexible wiring member, on which a circuit element is mounted, and which transmits a signal from an external signal source to the electrical load via the circuit element, by a plurality of electroconductive wires. The flexible wiring member is a band-shaped member, and on one surface of the flexible wiring member, an output electrode for connecting to the electrical load is formed in an area facing the electrical load and a connecting electrode for mounting the circuit element is formed in a drawing area in which the electroconductive wires are drawn from the electrical load. An opening is formed in the drawing area and the flexible wiring member is folded such that the circuit element is exposed, through the opening to a side of the other surface of the flexible wiring member.12-25-2008
20090079793INTEGRATED CIRCUIT SUPPORT FOR LOW PROFILE WIRE BOND - A microprocessor device that has a support structure with a chip mounting area and a conductor mounting area. An inkjet printhead IC is supported on the chip mounting area. The inkjet printhead IC has a back surface in contact with the chip mounting area and an active surface opposing the back surface. The active surface has electrical contact pads and an array of ink ejection nozzles. The active surface has electrical contact pads for its circuitry and functional elements. A plurality of electrical conductors are, at least partially, supported on the conductor mounting area and a series of wire bonds extending from the electrical contact pads to the plurality of electrical conductors supported on the conductor mounting area wherein, the chip mounting area is raised relative to the conductor mounting area. By raising the chip mounting area relative to the rest of the PCB, or at least the conductors connected to the PCB end of the wire bonds, the top of the arc formed by the layer is much closer to the active surface of the die. This, in turn, allows the bead of encapsulant to have a lower profile relative to the active surface. With a lower encapsulant bead, the active surface can be brought into closer proximity with another surface without making contact. For example, the nozzle array on a printhead IC can be 300 microns to 400 microns from the paper path.03-26-2009
20090085978CRADLE UNIT HAVING PIVOTED CONNECTIONS FOR PRINTHEAD CARTRIDGE - A cradle unit is provided for a printhead cartridge. The cradle unit has a first printed circuit having print control circuitry of the cradle unit, and a second printed circuit board having connections for connecting the printhead cartridge with a power supply which is remote from the second printhead circuit board and the print control circuitry of the first printed circuit board. The first and second printed circuit boards have complementary connectors which cooperate to provide the connection of the printhead cartridge to the print control circuitry. The complementary connectors being arranged so that the first printed circuit board is able to pivot with respect to the second printed circuit board.04-02-2009
20090213181Liquid Jetting Apparatus, Liquid Container, and Method of Controlling Multiple Liquid Containers - The liquid jetting apparatus includes a container installation portion, a first wire line, a control circuit and a first switch. The container installation portion receives installation of a first liquid container having a first electrical device. The first wire line, in a state with the first liquid container installed in the container installation portion, electrically connects to the first electrical device. The control circuit transmits or receives a varying signal of varying potential to or from the first electrical device via the first wire line. The first switch supplies a prescribed potential to the first wire line when the control circuit is not transmitting or receiving the varying signal.08-27-2009
20090213182LIQUID DROP EJECTION HEAD AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A liquid drop ejection head unit includes plural lines of plural nozzles formed on a nozzle plate, plural lines of plural drive elements that generate energy for ejecting liquid drop through the plural nozzles, and plural sheets of flexible printed circuit boards that input signals to the plural drive elements. The sheets of flexible printed circuit boards include input and output terminals for taking in and output a signal to one of the plural drive elements. A wiring board is provided to connect to the input terminals of the plural sheets of flexible printed circuit boards. The wiring board is arranged in parallel to the nozzle line with in a width of nozzle plate. The plural sheets of the flexible printed boards are arranged opposing to each other via the wiring board. The input terminals are positioned not to face each other.08-27-2009
20090244186WIRING UNIT AND FLUID DISCHARGING HEAD HAVING THE WIRING UNIT - A fluid discharging head includes a fluid channel unit, an actuator unit, and a wiring unit. The actuator unit includes a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, a first actuator area and a second actuator area, and driving electrodes on the first surface. The wiring unit includes a sheet substrate having an elongated portion, a first substrate area and a second substrate area positioned at opposite ends of the elongated portion of the sheet substrate, feeding terminals positioned at the first substrate area and the second substrate area, a driver positioned at a third substrate area between the first substrate area and the second substrate area, first lines extending from and electrically connecting the driver to the feeding terminals at the first substrate area, and second lines extending from and electrically connecting the driver to the feeding terminals at the second substrate area.10-01-2009
20090256889Pagewidth Printhead Unit - The invention provides for a pagewidth printhead unit for a printer. The unit includes two integrated circuits laid end-to-end, each having micro-electromechanical nozzles for ejecting printing fluid. The unit also includes an ink distribution plate for feeding printing fluid into apertures defined in the integrated circuits, and an ink distribution molding defining a plurality of elongate conduits for distributing printing fluid to the plate along a length of the printhead. The unit further includes a printed circuit board (PCB) configured to relay data signals from a printer controller to respective ends of the integrated circuits, as well as a support member for holding the integrated circuits, plate, molding and PCB in alignment.10-15-2009
20100171794LIQUID EJECTING HEAD UNIT AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS - There is provided a liquid ejecting head unit that includes a liquid ejecting head ejecting liquid by driving a pressure generating element. The liquid ejecting head unit includes: the liquid ejecting head that includes first wiring substrates each having a connection wiring electrically connected to the pressure generating element and a support member that supports at least two first wiring substrates in different positions; a second wiring substrate that is commonly connected to the connection wirings of a plurality of the first wiring substrates electrically; and a head substrate to which the second wiring substrate is electrically connected. A connection portion connected to the head substrate is aligned on one face side of the second wiring substrate.07-08-2010
20090315948MANUFACTURING METHOD OF PRINT HEAD AND PRINT HEAD - Sealants discharged from a syringe are irradiated with activation energy rays from a lamp. Thereby, it takes a predetermined time until the curing of the sealant begins after the irradiation of the activation energy rays. Therefore, the sealant can pass through between the lead wires in the meantime. As a result, a necessary amount of the sealant can enter into the lower side of the lead wire. Thereafter, the sealant begins to be cured and is gradually cured. In consequence, the sealant does not go through between the lead wires to flow into the lower side of the lead wire or flow out into locations other than the sealing location, and can gradually accumulate at the upper side of the lead wire to provide a sufficiently thick sealant.12-24-2009
20090315947PRINTING HEAD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING PRINTING HEAD - A printing head is provided by which, even when the stress is caused by a connecting section between a printing element substrate-side electrode terminal and a lead when the connecting section is heated and is subsequently cooled, the connecting section can be suppressed from having a deteriorated reliability. The printing head is structured so that the electrode pads are connected to the inner leads via stud bumps. The connection between the electrode pad and the stud bump is performed by applying ultrasonic oscillation to the connecting part in the first direction while the electrode pad is having a contact with the stud bump. The connection between the inner lead and the stud bump is performed by applying ultrasonic oscillation to the connecting part in the second direction intersecting with the first direction while the inner lead is having a contact with the stud bump.12-24-2009
20110128325BONDABLE PRINTED WIRING WITH IMPROVED WEAR RESISTANCE - A printed wiring member includes a dielectric substrate; a patterned copper layer formed on the dielectric substrate. The patterned copper layer includes i) contact pads for wire bonding; ii) connector pads for making electrical connection with an electrical connector; and iii) conductor traces between contact pads and corresponding connector pads. A nickel coating is formed on the contact pads and the connector pads, and a gold layer is formed on the nickel coating on the contact pads and the connector pads. A palladium deposit is formed on the gold layer on at least the connector pads.06-02-2011
20100156994LIQUID EJECTION HEAD AND RECORDING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME - A liquid ejection head includes a housing having a first outer surface; a liquid ejection substrate disposed at a first portion of the first outer surface and having ejection ports for ejecting liquid; and a wiring member disposed on a second portion of the first outer surface so as to be next to the liquid ejection substrate and electrically connected to the liquid ejection substrate. The ejection ports are covered by a cap that is in contact with the wiring member and a portion, except the second portion, of the first outer surface around the liquid ejection substrate; and the second portion is recessed relative to the portion, except the second portion, of the first outer surface around the liquid ejection substrate.06-24-2010
20100188463NOZZLE DEVICE INCOPORATING MOVEMENT SENSOR - A nozzle device for an inkjet printhead includes a substrate assembly defining an ink supply; a chamber-defining layer defining a nozzle chamber in fluid communication with a nozzle opening and the ink supply; an actuating arm coupled to the substrate assembly and terminating in a paddle separating the ink supply and nozzle chamber, the actuating arm configured to pivot during actuation to cause ink within the nozzle chamber to be ejected out through the nozzle opening; and a movement sensor configured to determine the degree or rate of pivotal movement of the actuating arm. The actuating arm further includes a bridge between the paddle and the thermal bend portion which supports a portion of the chamber-defining layer.07-29-2010
20100225705PRINTHEAD ASSEMBLY HAVING MODULAR PRINTHEAD TILE SUPPORT STRUCTURE WITH INTEGRATED ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLIES - A printhead assembly includes a printhead module having at least first and second modular printhead tiles, the first printhead tile having a first set of connection strips, and the second printhead tile having a second set of connection strips; an electrical connector assembly for electrically connecting the first and second printhead tiles, the electrical connector assembly having printed on a surface thereof a plurality of conducting strips; and first and second modular supports arranged end to end for respectively receiving the first and second printhead tiles, the first and second modular supports shaped to complementarily define a first cavity portion therebetween. The first printhead tile is received in the first modular support such that the first set of connection strips extend over the cavity portion. The second printhead tile is received in the second modular support such that the second set of electrical connection strips extend over the cavity portion. The electrical connector assembly is received in the cavity portion such that the conducting strips are in electrical contact with the first and second set of electrical connection strips.09-09-2010
20100225704LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS AND LIQUID HOUSING CONTAINER - A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a liquid housing container that is housed by a container housing portion. The container housing portion includes a first terminal connecting to the liquid housing container. A position determining pin defines an insertion direction in which the liquid housing container is inserted into the container housing portion. The liquid housing container includes a circuit substrate and a second terminal connecting to the first terminal. A position determining hole determines the position of the liquid housing container by inserting the position determining pin therein. An inclination portion is configured such that the first terminal first contacts a member disposed on a substrate mounting face, on which the circuit substrate is installed, of faces of the liquid housing container, by inserting the position determining pin into the position determining hole along the inclination portion when the liquid housing container is inserted into the container housing portion.09-09-2010
20100253745PAGEWIDTH INKJET PRINTHEAD INCORPORATING POWER AND DATA TRANSMISSION FILM POSITIONING PROTUBERANCES - A pagewidth inkjet printhead includes an elongate ink distribution assembly connectable to an ink supply; a printhead intergrated circuit mounted to the ink distribution assembly to receive ink from the ink distribution assembly; a plurality of positioning protuberances protruding from the ink distribution assembly; a power and data transmission film positioned about the ink distribution assembly using the plurality of positioning protuberances; at least one power busbar positioned about the ink distribution assembly also using the plurality of positioning protuberances; and a cover attached to the ink distribution assembly, the power and data transmission film and the at least one power busbar interposed between the cover and the ink distribution assembly.10-07-2010
20090027452REMOVABLE DRIVE ELECTRONICS UNIT FOR HIGH RESOLUTION PRINT ENGINE - A print engine for drop-on-demand printing having a removable drive electronics unit and a removable ink jetting structure. The ink jetting structure may include an actuator mechanism, a nozzle, and a flexible circuit. The drive electronics unit may include an input port, at least one driver chip, and an outlet port. The inlet port may receive electronic data from an external information source and convert the received electronic data into electronic signals used to activate the actuator mechanism. The output port of the drive electronics and the flexible circuit may be removably connected through the use of an electronics connection device. This connection may allow the electronic signals generated by the drive electronics unit to be delivered to the actuator mechanism. These signals may control when the actuator mechanism is activated, thereby controlling the formation and jettison of ink droplets out of the nozzle of the ink jetting structure.01-29-2009
20120194617METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SUBSTRATE AND SUBSTRATE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING LIQUID DROP EJECTING HEAD AND LIQUID DROP EJECTING HEAD, AND LIQUID DROP EJECTING DEVICE - The present invention provides a method of manufacturing a substrate which forms a wiring pattern on a substrate having a plurality of through-holes. In the method, the wiring pattern is formed, after burying a filling material into the through-holes and planarizing a surface of the substrate. The filling material may be a conductive material, and a portion of the conductive material may be removed after the wiring pattern is formed. Removal of the portion of the conductive material may be carried out after a protective film, which protects the wiring pattern, is formed. The filling material may be a conductive material and a sacrificial material, and the sacrificial material may be removed after the wiring pattern is formed.08-02-2012
20090040274INK-JET PRINTING APPARATUS AND INK CARTRIDGE THEREFOR - An ink jet type printing apparatus in which an ink supply needle is located near one side in a direction perpendicular to the reciprocated directions of a carriage, a circuit board is mounted on a wall of an ink cartridge in the vicinity of the side on which an ink supply port is formed and plural contacts for connecting to external control means are formed on the exposed surface of the circuit board.02-12-2009
20090179965LIQUID EJECTION HEAD - A liquid ejection head is constituted by a liquid ejection substrate comprising a liquid supply port for supplying liquid, an ejection outlet for ejecting the liquid supplied from the liquid supply port, and ejection energy generating devices for generating energy for ejecting the liquid; and a supporting member having a supporting surface for supporting the liquid ejection substrate and a liquid supply hole for supplying liquid to the liquid ejection substrate, the liquid supply hole communicating with the liquid supply port of the liquid ejection substrate to form a communicating portion, a periphery of which is sealed by a sealant. The liquid supply hole of the supporting member has an opening larger than that of the liquid supply port of the liquid ejection substrate. The support member has an inner wall portion including an edge line portion defined by the liquid supply hole on a side where the liquid ejection substrate is to be disposed. The inner wall portion is covered with the sealant.07-16-2009
20120242751LIQUID EJECTION HEAD - A liquid ejection head including a flow path unit is provided. The flow path unit includes a plurality of liquid ejection ports arranged in a matrix form in a two-dimensional area of a parallelogram, and a plurality of pressure chambers communicating with the plurality of liquid ejection ports, respectively, and each pressure chamber being long in a first direction. The flow path unit is long in a second direction. Each of the pressure chambers has a length in the second direction larger than a length in a direction orthogonal to the second direction. The plurality of pressure chambers are arranged in a matrix form in a substantially same area as the two-dimensional area.09-27-2012
20110032309Inkjet head, method of manufacturing the same, and electrical connection device therefor - An inkjet head according to an aspect of the invention may include: an inkjet head body having an ink chamber provided therein and an electrode portion provided on a surface thereof adjacent to the ink chamber; a piezoelectric actuator being mounted on the surface of the inkjet head body so that the piezoelectric actuator is electrically connected to the electrode portion; and a substrate being pressed using a bonding tool so that the substrate is electrically connected to the electrode portion and the piezoelectric actuator, arranged in different planes, through a conductive adhesive.02-10-2011
20100220151CRADLE UNIT FOR PRINTHEAD CARTRIDGE HAVING MOVABLE CONNECTORS - A cradle unit for a printhead cartridge is provided having a support bay for removably receiving the printhead cartridge, and an interface mounted on a slanted face within the support bay, the interface comprising connections which are movably tilted on said slanted face so as to be exposed within the support bay for connection with connections of the printhead cartridge when received in the support bay. The connections of the interface connect the printhead cartridge with a power supply which is remote from the interface.09-02-2010
20110018942LIQUID EJECTING HEAD AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS - A liquid ejecting head includes: a plurality of head main bodies in which nozzle openings are arranged and manifolds communicate with the nozzle openings; and a passage member which includes a plurality of passages supplying a liquid supplied from an upstream side to the plurality of manifolds of the head main bodies. The plurality of head main bodies is disposed so that the manifolds are arranged in a first direction. The plurality of passages of the passage member includes a passage group in which an outflow port communicating with the manifold is disposed in the first direction and an inflow port to which the liquid is supplied from the upstream side is disposed in a second direction intersecting the first direction.01-27-2011
20110018941PRINTHEAD INTEGRATED COMPRISING THROUGH-SILICON CONNECTORS - A printhead integrated circuit comprising a silicon substrate defining a frontside and a backside, inkjet nozzle assemblies positioned at the frontside, drive circuitry for supplying power to the inkjet nozzle assemblies and through-silicon connectors extending from the frontside towards the backside. The through-silicon connectors provides electrical connections between the drive circuitry and corresponding integrated circuit contacts. The integrated circuit contacts are positioned for connection to a backside-mounted connector film supplying power to the drive circuitry.01-27-2011
20110018940PRINTHEAD INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CONFIGURED FOR BACKSIDE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION - A printhead integrated circuit has a frontside comprising drive circuitry and inkjet nozzle assemblies, a backside for attachment to an ink supply manifold and ink supply channels providing fluid communication between the backside and the inkjet nozzle assemblies. The backside has a recessed portion for accommodating part of a connector film, which supplies power to the drive circuitry.01-27-2011
20100156993INKJET PRINT HEAD AND PRINT ELEMENT SUBSTRATE FOR THE SAME - An inkjet print head is provided with a plurality of electrode terminals connected to a plurality of connecting terminals extending from electrical wiring members transmitting drive signals of elements generating energy for ejecting ink, and an insulating portion for insulating the extending portion of the connecting terminal to the connecting portion where the connecting terminal is connected to the electrode terminal from the print element substrate, the connecting portion being sealed by a sealant spreading due to a capillary force between the plurality of the connecting terminals. In order to prevent occurrence of the non-existence region of the sealant due to the blocking of the sealant by the insulating portion, the insulating portion is constructed of a plurality of separated convex portions in contact with the plurality of the connecting terminals respectively to form a groove between the convex portions for allowing the passing of the sealant.06-24-2010
20110115852ACTUATABLE DEVICE WITH DIE AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT ELEMENT - A fluid ejector includes a fluid ejection module and an integrated circuit element. The fluid ejection module includes a substrate having a plurality of fluid paths, a plurality of actuators, and a plurality of conductive traces, each actuator configured to cause a fluid to be ejected from a nozzle of an associated fluid path. The integrated circuit element is mounted on the fluid ejection module and is electrically connected with the conductive traces of the fluid ejection module such that an electrical connection of the module enables a signal sent to the fluid ejection module to be transmitted to the integrated circuit element, processed on the integrated circuit element, and output to the fluid ejection module to drive the actuator.05-19-2011
20110018939INKJET PRINTHEAD ASSEMBLY HAVING BACKSIDE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION - An inkjet printhead assembly comprising an ink supply manifold; printhead integrated circuits and a connector film for supplying power to drive circuitry in the printhead integrated circuits. Each printhead integrated circuit has a frontside comprising the drive circuitry and inkjet nozzle assemblies, a backside attached to the ink supply manifold, and ink supply channels providing fluid communication between the backside and the inkjet nozzle assemblies. A connection end of the connector film is sandwiched between part of the ink supply manifold and the printhead integrated circuits.01-27-2011
20100053274INKJET NOZZLE ASSEMBLY HAVING RESISTIVE ELEMENT SPACED APART FROM SUBSTRATE - An inkjet nozzle assembly comprises a nozzle chamber positioned on a substrate and an actuator for ejecting an ink droplet from a nozzle aperture when a resistive element of the actuator is heated by an electrical current. The resistive element of the actuator is spaced apart from the substrate.03-04-2010
20100053273Printer Having Simple Connection Printhead - A printer is provided having a removably secured cradle in which a cartridge having a pagewidth printhead and printing fluid supply is removably received. The cradle has a printed circuit board mounted on pivoting arms such that terminals on the printed circuit board contact, upon the pivoting arms being pivoted toward the cartridge, corresponding terminals of the cartridge, and a controller for controlling operation of the received cartridge via the connected terminals of the cradle and cartridge.03-04-2010
20100134565Inkjet Nozzle Device With Static And Movable Nozzle Chamber Portions - A nozzle device for an inkjet printer includes a support structure defining an ink inlet chamber connected to a source of ink; an elongate actuating arm cantilevered relative to the support structure; and a nozzle chamber structure defining a nozzle chamber for receiving ink from the ink inlet chamber, the nozzle chamber structure comprising a static portion extending from the support structure, and further comprising a movable wall portion mounted to the actuating arm between the ends of the elongate actuating arm. The elongate actuating arm terminates in a free end within the nozzle chamber, the free end adapted to move within the nozzle chamber to eject ink therefrom. The elongate actuating arm is positioned to divide the nozzle chamber from the ink inlet chamber.06-03-2010
20090027454PRINT ENGINE ASSEMBLY WITH CHASSIS AND PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD - A print engine assembly includes an elongate chassis to be mounted within a printer. The chassis defines a print media exit slot. A printed circuit board (PCB) assembly bears drive circuitry configured to drive a print media feed mechanism. The PCB assembly is mounted to the chassis to form an elongate channel. An ink ejection printhead is located within the channel and is configured to eject ink upon print media. The print media feed mechanism is mounted to the chassis within the channel, and is configured to feed the print media past the ink ejection printhead during ink ejection and then out through the exit slot.01-29-2009
20090027453INK-JET PRINTING APPARATUS AND INK CARTRIDGE THEREFOR - An ink jet type printing apparatus in which an ink supply needle is located near one side in a direction perpendicular to the reciprocated directions of a carriage, a circuit board is mounted on a wall of an ink cartridge in the vicinity of the side on which an ink supply port is formed and plural contacts for connecting to external control means are formed on the exposed surface of the circuit board.01-29-2009
20110074885DROPLET EJECTING APPARATUS - A droplet ejecting apparatus, including: a head having a cavity unit with pressure chambers and a piezoelectric actuator; and a voltage application device, the actuator including: first and second active portions; a first potential electrode; a second potential electrode including a second trunk portion; and individual electrodes each having a connection portion, wherein the connection portion is disposed to overlap the second trunk portion as seen in a superposition direction of the cavity unit and the actuator, wherein the individual electrodes are arranged in rows to correspond to rows of the pressure chambers, and all connecting portions belonging to any one row are disposed on the same side in a direction of arrangement of the rows, and wherein the connecting portions of the individual electrodes that belong to one and the other of any adjacent two rows are disposed on mutually opposite sides with respect to the corresponding pressure chambers.03-31-2011
20110074886LIQUID DROPLET DISCHARGE APPARATUS AND IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS - A liquid droplet discharge apparatus includes a liquid droplet discharge head having a plurality of nozzles which discharge liquid droplets and a pressure applying mechanism which selectively applies a pressure to discharge the liquid droplets from the nozzles; a first wiring board which is flexible and which is connected to the pressure applying mechanism; and a second wiring board which is connected to the first wiring board; and the first wiring board has a pair of extending portions which extend on mutually opposite sides from a connecting portion to be connected to the pressure applying mechanism, the pair of extending portions are bent so that forward end portions thereof face each other, and the second wiring board is connected to the pair of extending portions so that the second wiring board overlaps the mutually facing forward end portions of the pair of extending portions.03-31-2011
20100277547PRINTHEAD ASSEMBLY HAVING A CASING PART FOR SUPPORTING PRINTHEAD MODULES - A printhead assembly is disclosed. The printhead assembly includes at least one printhead module having at least two printhead integrated circuits, a drive electronics part incorporating at least one controller for controlling the printing operation of at least one of the at least two printhead integrated circuits, and a casing part for supporting the drive electronics part and the at least one printhead module. The casing part incorporates a clamping arrangement for removably clamping the at least one printhead module to the casing part. The clamping arrangement allows movement of the at least one printhead module relative to the casing during operation of the printhead assembly.11-04-2010
20120176451LIQUID EJECTION HEAD AND METHOD OF PRODUCING LIQUID EJECTION HEAD - A method of producing a liquid ejection head includes preparing an element substrate including energy generating elements for generating energy and connecting terminals electrically connected to the energy generating elements, an electrical wiring member including lead wires electrically connected to the connecting terminals, and a support member supporting the element substrate and has a recess for accommodating the element substrate and a protrusion protruding inward from an inner surface of the recess; providing adhesive on a bottom surface of the recess, positioning the element substrate in the recess and pressing the adhesive to introduce a portion of the adhesive into a space between the protrusion and the element substrate, and sealing a connected portion of the connecting terminals and the lead wires with a sealing material, the sealing material being prevented from flowing by a portion of the adhesive filling the space between the protrusion and the element substrate.07-12-2012
20080246811Modular Inkjet Printhead Assembly - Provided is a printhead assembly including a printhead module having a plurality of modular printhead tiles with each tile having a plurality of micro-electromechanical nozzle assemblies for operatively printing on a printing medium. The printhead assembly also includes a ducting assembly having a laminated stack of layers, each layer of the stack having a number of apertures which, when the layers are stacked, provide ducts whereby ink is able to flow from an ink reservoir to the nozzle assemblies. The assembly further includes a number of electrical connector assemblies for operatively connecting the respective printhead tiles. Each tile is mounted to a modular support defining a raised portion and a recessed portion at an end thereof, the tile having electrical connecting strips which overlie the respective recessed portions. The connector assembly comprises a connecting member having a series of parallel spaced conducting strips, the member shaped and configured for fitment into a cavity defined by the raised and recessed portions of two abutting supports to connect the connecting strips of two tiles via said conducting strips.10-09-2008
20090147052PRINT CARTRIDGE - An assembly includes a flexible electrical circuit and a housing having a support surface configured to receive the flexible electrical circuit. A plurality of three-dimensional impressions are symmetrically positioned across the support surface and extending below the support surface. The plurality of three-dimensional impressions are deformed when the flexible circuit is joined to the support surface.06-11-2009
20100245481LIQUID EJECTING HEAD UNIT AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS - A liquid ejecting head unit includes a head body which discharges liquid droplets; a wiring substrate which stands in a predetermined direction different from the discharging direction of the liquid from the head body in order to supply a driving signal, which drives the head body, to the head body; and a liquid flow channel unit which is disposed at a position overlapping with the wiring substrate in the predetermined direction, is integrally combined with the head body so that the flow channel is in direct communication with the head body, and includes a pressure chamber having a damper function of which at least a portion of wall surface is formed of a film member.09-30-2010
20100245480LIQUID EJECTING HEAD UNIT AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS - A liquid ejecting head unit including liquid ejecting head bodies for ejecting liquid by the drive of a pressure generating device; wiring members for feeding drive signals to the pressure generating device of the liquid ejecting head bodies; and connector members provided at an end of the wiring members, being connected by the wiring members, and having second connector sections detachable from first connectors of the liquid ejecting head bodies; wherein the connector members respectively include a base member equipped with a wiring member connector for inserting the connecting end of the wiring member for connection, and a retaining member fixed to the base member covering the wiring member connector section; wherein the wiring members inserted into the wiring member connector are retained in a folded state by the retaining members.09-30-2010
20100283818ELECTRICALLY CONNECTING ELECTRICALLY ISOLATED PRINTHEAD DIE GROUND NETWORKS AT FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT - A printhead assembly for an inkjet-printing device includes a printhead die and a flexible circuit connected to the printhead die. The printhead die includes a substrate, a first ground network electrically connected to the substrate, a device layer, and a second ground network electrically connected to the device layer. The first ground network and the second ground network are electrically isolated from one another within the printhead die. The first ground network and the second ground network are electrically connected to one another at the flexible circuit.11-11-2010
20100302316LIQUID DISCHARGE RECORDING HEAD - The liquid jet recording head includes a recording element substrate provided with a discharge port, and an electrode portion receiving a signal for controlling the discharge of the liquid droplet from the discharge port; a flexible wiring member provided with an opening, a flying lead protruding from the peripheral edge of the opening, and a film covering a portion of the flying lead; a sealant covering an electrical connection between the electrode portion and the flying lead; and a supporting member to which the recording element substrate and the flexible wiring member are attached. The film overhangs along the extension direction of the flying lead to the recording element substrate from the peripheral edge of the opening to form a void between the side surface of the recording element substrate and the supporting member, thereby partitioning the void from the electrical connection.12-02-2010
20100097427LIQUID EJECTING HEAD AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS - A liquid ejecting head includes: a fluid channel formation substrate in which a fluid channel is formed so as to be communicated to a nozzle opening for ejecting liquid; a pressure generating element which applies pressure on the liquid to be ejected; a first substrate of which one end is electrically connected to the pressure generating element; a second substrate which is connected to the other end of the first substrate; and a support unit which supports the first substrate. Here, the support unit includes an erecting section which is provided on the one end of the first substrate, and a substrate support section which is provided on a side of the erecting section facing the second substrate and is formed of a separate member from the erecting section. The substrate support section includes a connection support surface on a side thereof facing the second substrate. In addition, a connection portion between the first substrate and the second substrate is disposed on a position facing the connection support surface.04-22-2010
20100026761Micro-Fluidic Device Having Reduced Mechanical Cross-Talk and Method for Making the Micro-Fluidic Device - A method processes electrical connections in a micro-fluidic device to reduce mechanical cross-talk and improve actuator performance. The method includes applying conductive adhesive to an electrode overlying a piezoelectric material, contacting the conductive adhesive with an electrical contact pad mounted to a support member to cover the electrode and piezoelectric material with the support member, and removing a portion of the support member that covers the electrical contact pad, the electrode, and the actuator.02-04-2010
20090027455MODULAR PRINTHEAD ASSEMBLY WITH SERIALLY MOUNTED PRINTHEAD MODULES - A printhead assembly has an elongate casing. A plurality of printhead modules is mounted serially on the casing. Each printhead module has a fluid channel member defining a number of channels extending along a longitudinal axis of the casing. A printhead tile defines a fluid distribution assembly mounted on the fluid channel member in fluid communication with the channels. The fluid distribution assembly is defined by a laminated structure of the printhead tile. A micro-electromechanical printhead integrated circuit is mounted on the tile to receive fluid from the fluid distribution assembly. The fluid distribution assembly is configured to supply the integrated circuit with at least ink and to adjust fluid flow to compensate for microscopic nozzles of the printhead integrated circuit. A securing arrangement is on the fluid channel member to secure each module to the casing in a replaceable manner and drive circuitry is arranged in the casing and connected to the printhead integrated circuits to control operation of the printhead integrated circuits.01-29-2009
20110304673DIE MOUNTING ASSEMBLY FORMED OF DISSIMILAR MATERIALS - A mounting assembly for a microelectronic device, the mounting assembly includes (a) a first member formed of a first material having a first coefficient of thermal expansion, the first member including i) a mounting surface for the microelectronic device; ii) a wall that adjoins the mounting surface and that is recessed from the mounting surface; and iii) an extension of the mounting surface that extends beyond an end of the wall; and (b) a second member formed of a plastic material having a second coefficient of thermal expansion that is larger than the first coefficient of thermal expansion, wherein a first portion of the second member is attached to the extension.12-15-2011
20120206540INKJET HEAD - Disclosed is an inkjet head including a channel substrate; a multi-interconnect structure formed on the channel substrate, including a vibration layer, plural piezoelectric elements each including a first electrode, a piezoelectric layer and a second electrode, and a common electrode interconnect electrically connected to the first electrode including a first common electrode interconnect and a second common electrode interconnect which has a thickness thicker than that of the first common electrode interconnect; and a support substrate bonded to the channel substrate through the multi-interconnect structure, the support substrate being provided with a first concave portion at a surface facing the channel substrate at an area corresponding to the second common electrode interconnect to accommodate the second common electrode interconnect.08-16-2012
20120206539INKJET PRINTING HEAD MANUFACTURE METHOD, PRINTING ELEMENT SUBSTRATE, AND INKJET PRINTING HEAD - A manufacture method can form an inkjet printing head by which a plurality of ejection openings have a uniform shape. Heaters adjacent to one another have thereamong a common conductive line commonly connected to these heaters or a dummy conductive line not involved in the energization of the heaters.08-16-2012
20120013683LIQUID EJECTING HEAD AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS - A connector connected to an external wiring is fixed on the circuit board by opening a connection port toward the channel member side, the external wiring is inserted into or released from the connection port, and the channel member has a deformation restricting portion protruding from a region, which is opposite the circuit board, toward the circuit board, and substantially abuts against a surface of the circuit board to restrict deformation of the circuit board to the channel member side.01-19-2012
20120056939ADAPTER ON JET PRINTER AND ITS CORRESPONDING INK CARTRIDGE - The present invention relates to an adapter on jet printer and its corresponding ink cartridge. The adapter comprises a chamber for accommodating the ink cartridge and a chip set on the adapter. The contact surface of the chip and the printer is set with an information contact that is electrically connected with the printer and two detecting contacts. The opposite back surface of the chip with two detecting contacts is set with a non-contact trigger switch. The non-contact trigger switch is electrically connected with two detection contacts respectively. The non-contact trigger switch is triggered to become disconnected at least once by the non-contact trigger mechanism on the ink cartridge when the ink cartridge is inserted into the printer, after which it is not triggered by the non-contact trigger mechanism so as to go to the connected status.03-08-2012
20090102888PRINTING SYSTEM WITH POWER REGULATION - A printing system comprising: a printhead cartridge comprising a printhead; a cradle unit for supporting the printhead cartridge; and an interface at which the cradle unit is removably engageable with the printhead cartridge, the interface comprising connections for connecting the printhead cartridge with a power supply which is remote from the interface and a power regulation circuit for regulating supply of power from the power supply to the printhead cartridge.04-23-2009
20120062654LIQUID DROP EJECTION USING DUAL FEED EJECTOR - A printer includes a printhead die including liquid ejectors separated by walls. Each liquid ejector includes a nozzle orifice and an associated drop forming mechanism. First and second liquid feed channels, extending in opposite directions, are in fluid communication with each liquid ejector. A liquid inlet includes a plurality of first and second segments in fluid communication with the first liquid feed channels and the second liquid feed channels, respectively. The first and second segments are located on opposite sides of the nozzle orifice. For a given liquid ejector, both of the first and second segments are directly in line with the liquid ejector. An electrical lead extends from each drop forming mechanism toward an edge of the printhead die. At least one of the electrical leads is positioned between neighboring segments of at least one of the first and second segments of the liquid inlet.03-15-2012
20120154488PIEZOELECTRIC ACTUATOR DEVICE AND PRINTER - There is provided a piezoelectric actuator device including a piezoelectric actuator which includes a plurality of piezoelectric elements, each of which has a piezoelectric layer sandwiched between two types of electrodes; and a plurality of driver ICs which drive the piezoelectric elements, wherein a part of the piezoelectric elements are connected to the plurality of driver ICs.06-21-2012
20090141084IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image forming apparatus that provides an easy installation and separation of a print head thereto and therefrom. The image forming apparatus can include a body, a print head including a nozzle part having a length at least a width as wide as a printable printing medium, a head mount provided at the body to mount the print head, at least one first connector provided at the head mount, and at least one second connector provided at the print head to correspond to the at least one first connector. The first connector and second connector are connected with each other as the print head is mounted to the head mount.06-04-2009
20100245482LIQUID DISCHARGE DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A bump is disposed on a surface of an actuator unit and communicated with a corresponding electrode of the actuator unit, and a part of the bump is extended through an insulating covering material to be electrically connected to a corresponding terminal of a wiring board. When a point which is positioned on an outer circumferential surface of a base end portion of the bump, and is closest to a drive part is assumed to be a closest point, and a point which is positioned on the outer circumferential surface of the base end portion of the bump, and is most distant from the drive part is assumed to be a most distant point, a close region including the closest point is processed such that the uncured insulating covering material is less likely to flow in the close region than in a distant region including the most distant point.09-30-2010
20120127239CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE - A circuit substrate includes a first terminal connected to a storage device, a second terminal to which voltage higher than voltage which is applied to the first terminal is applied, and a third terminal. The third terminal is disposed adjacent to the first terminal and the second terminal and connected to an overvoltage detection section provided in a printer. A convex portion is provided on a substrate surface between the first terminal and the second terminal, and a configuration is made such that a liquid droplet easily spreads from the second terminal to the third terminal rather than the liquid droplet spreading from the second terminal to the first terminal.05-24-2012
20120162317PRINTING ELEMENT SUBSTRATE, PRINTHEAD, AND PRINTHEAD MANUFACTURING METHOD - A printhead manufacturing method comprises preparing a printing element substrate including a receiver including a first terminal and second terminal, a first input pad connected to the first terminal, a second input pad connected to the second terminal, and a plurality of selection pads connected to the second terminal via at least two resistive elements out of a plurality of printing elements to obtain combined resistances different from each other; preparing a head substrate including a first transmission line, and a second transmission line; selects one of the plurality of selection pads to be connected to the first transmission line in accordance with values of the combined resistances; and connecting at least one of the plurality of the selected selection pads and the first transmission line, connecting the first input pad and the first transmission line, and connecting the second input pad and the second transmission line.06-28-2012
20100207999PAGEWIDTH PRINTHEAD ASSEMBLY WITH INK AND DATA DISTRIBUTION - A pagewidth printhead assembly for an inkjet printer, that has an elongate ink distribution member mounted with a series of inlets spaced along the length of the elongate ink distribution member, one or more integrated circuits fixed to the ink distribution member, the or each integrated circuit having nozzles for ejecting ink supplied by the distribution member onto a passing media substrate, and an electrical connector for transmitting data to the or each integrated circuit, the electrical connector having an elongate array of contacts for electrical connection with a corresponding array of contacts on the inkjet printer.08-19-2010
20110181665INKJET HEAD, INKJET APPARATUS, AND INKJET APPARATUS PRODUCTION METHOD - An inkjet head includes a discharge element substrate including a base material provided with an energy generation element for generating energy to be used for discharging ink, a discharge port provided corresponding to the energy generation element, and an electrode pad electrically connected to the energy generation element, an electric contact substrate including an electric contact terminal for receiving an electric signal from an inkjet apparatus, and an electric wiring tape for electrically connecting the electric contact substrate and the discharge element substrate to each other, wherein a sealing member sealing a vicinity of an electric connection portion between the electric contact substrate and the electric wiring tape is a cured product of a composition including a silicone-modified resin, a boron trifluoride compound, and a mercaptosilane compound.07-28-2011
20120212545INK-JET HEAD AND INK-JET RECORDING APPARATUS - An ink-jet head includes a nozzle plate having nozzles, a vibrating plate on the nozzle plate, liquid chambers formed of spaces partitioned by division walls, a piezoelectric element having a common electrode, a piezoelectric body and an individual electrode layered in this order on a surface of the vibrating plate, a first insulator film having a first opening and a second insulator film having a second opening layered in this order on the first surface, a first wire drawn from the individual electrode via the first opening and the second opening, a third insulator film having a third opening on the first wire; and a second wire drawn via the third opening, where the third insulator film is formed in a first region of the second insulator film and is not formed in a second region excluding a region including the first wire formed above the liquid chamber.08-23-2012
20090058944PRINTING MATERIAL CONTAINER, AND BOARD MOUNTED ON PRINTING MATERIAL CONTAINER - A printing material container is detachably attachable to a printing apparatus having a plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The printing material container comprises a first device, a second device, and a terminal group that includes a plurality of first terminals, at least one second terminal and at least one third terminal. The plurality of first terminals are connected to the first device and respectively include a first contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The at least one second terminal is connected to the second device and includes a second contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The at least one third terminal is for the detection of shorting between the at least one second terminal and the at least one third terminal and includes a third contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The at least one second contact portion, the plurality of the first contact portions, and the at least one third contact portion are arranged so as to form one or multiple rows. The at least one second contact portion is arranged at an end of one row among the one or multiple rows.03-05-2009
20100271431LIQUID INJECTION RECORDING HEAD - An electric wiring board 10-28-2010
20100026762RECORDING HEAD - A recording head includes a substrate provided with a recording element that generates energy for ejecting liquid and electrical wiring that supplies power to the recording element; and a passage-forming member provided in contact with one face of the substrate and having a nozzle for ejecting the liquid and a passage for supplying the liquid to the nozzle. A groove formed by a through-hole provided in the passage-forming member is disposed such that a bottom face of the groove is located along and above the electrical wiring and positioned so as not to overlap an edge of the electrical wiring.02-04-2010
20120249682LIQUID EJECTING HEAD AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS - A nozzle plate made of conductive ceramics is grounded. Therefore, electric charges do not easily accumulate on the nozzle plate. The migration of electric charges from nozzle orifices to a diaphragm plate through ink filled in pressure generation chambers is unlikely to occur or significantly less likely to occur. Thus, it is possible to prevent the dielectric breakdown of the diaphragm plate caused conventionally by accumulated electric charges and to provide an ink-jet recording head that is substantially free from the damage of a driving circuit.10-04-2012
20100007701CERAMIC PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD (PCB) AND INKJET PRINTHEAD ASSEMBLY USING THE SAME - A ceramic printed circuit board (PCB) and an inkjet printhead assembly using the ceramic PCB. A ceramic PCB in which a plurality of layers are stacked includes a plurality of terminals to receive an electric signal from an external source, a plurality of circuit patterns connected to the plurality of terminals to transmit the electric signal, and a termination resistor having a predetermined thickness disposed between the plurality of circuit patterns, wherein the termination resistor is mounted between the plurality of stacked layers.01-14-2010
20120256988LIQUID EJECTING HEAD AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS - A liquid ejecting head includes a plurality of pressure generators each including a first electrode individually provided therefor, the first electrode being located on a face of the flow path plate so as to correspond to one of the pressure chambers, a piezoelectric layer provided on the first electrode, and a second electrode provided on the piezoelectric layer; a lead electrode electrically connected to the first electrode; and a conductive layer provided in a section where the first electrode is partially exposed, the section being located in a region where the second electrode is not provided and the piezoelectric layer is exposed, at least a part of the conductive layer being in contact with the first electrode. The lead electrode is connected to the first electrode via the conductive layer.10-11-2012
20120188310LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD SUBSTRATE - In a liquid discharge head substrate having a connection line connected to a plurality of energy generating elements, and arranged between adjacent energy generating elements, a distance between the adjacent energy generating elements, between which the connection line is not arranged, is provided to be narrower than a distance of a portion where the connection line is provided.07-26-2012
20120188311LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A liquid discharge head includes: a recording element substrate and a plurality of electric connection units; and an electric wiring member that includes a plurality of input terminals, a plurality wirings held between films and electrically connected to the plurality of input terminals, and a plurality of lead lines conducted to the plurality of wirings. In this case, the plurality of wirings include a power line for supplying power to the energy generation elements and a signal line for supplying a signal to the energy generation elements. Relationships of A>B and B07-26-2012
20120229574INK-JET HEAD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING INK-JET HEAD - According to one embodiment, an ink-jet head includes a main body, electrodes, electrically conductive portions, an insulating film, an adhesive, a frame member, a lid member, an electronic component and a protective agent. The main body includes pressure chambers. The electrodes are disposed in the pressure chambers. The electrically conductive portions are disposed on the main body and connected to the electrodes. The insulating film covers the electrodes and a part of the electrically conductive portions. The adhesive covers an end portion of the insulating film. The frame member is located on the end portion of the insulating film and attached to the main body by the adhesive. The electronic component is connected to the electrically conductive portions. The protective agent covers the electrically conductive portions between the electronic component and the frame member.09-13-2012
20120229573INKJET HEAD AND INKJET PLOTTER - A disclosed inkjet head includes a liquid chamber formed by a space between a vibrating plate and a nozzle substrate and separated by partitions; a piezoelectric element formed by sequentially laminating a common electrode, a piezoelectric substance and an individual electrode over the space; first to fourth insulating films respectively having first to fourth openings; and a first wiring connected to the individual electrode and pulled through the first and second openings over the common electrode, wherein the first wiring passes through the third opening over the third insulating film, the first wiring is exposed from the fourth opening so as to be externally connected, and the third insulating film and the fourth insulating film are not partly formed above the liquid chamber and formed above the first wiring.09-13-2012
20120229572LIQUID EJECTION HEAD - Liquid ejection head including a recording element substrate including a member having a liquid ejection orifice, and a substrate having an energy-generating element for ejecting the liquid; an wiring substrate including wirings connected to terminals that are formed along an end portion side of a surface of the substrate where the element is formed and are electrically connected to the element; and a support member including a support supporting the recording element substrate through adhesive, a groove formed around the support and an wiring support supporting the wiring substrate. A sealing material is applied to a connection portion between the terminals and wirings and applied to a bottom surface of the groove formed on an end portion side of the surface where no terminal is formed. A part of a side of the substrate corresponding to the end portion side is exposed without being covered with the sealing material.09-13-2012
20100328400LIQUID-EJECTION HEAD UNIT AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A liquid-ejection head unit includes a head, an electric-circuit board, electronic components, and a storage tank. The head includes a frame member and ejects droplets of liquid. The electronic components are mounted on the electric-circuit board and connected to the head. The storage tank stores liquid supplied to the head. The electric-circuit board is disposed between the frame member of the head and the storage tank to form a single multi-layered structure. The electronic components of the electric-circuit board are accommodated in at least one of a first internal space defined by the frame member of the head and the electric-circuit board and a second internal space defined by the electric-circuit board and the storage tank.12-30-2010
20110037808METALIZED PRINTHEAD SUBSTRATE OVERMOLDED WITH PLASTIC - A liquid ejector includes an electrically insulating support having a first surface and a second surface. An electrical trace begins on the first surface of the support and ends on the second surface of the support. An ejector die is positioned on the first surface of the support and electrically connected to the portion of the electrical trace located on the first surface of the support. A polymer material is molded on a portion of the ejector die and at least a portion of the first surface of the support. A portion of the electrical trace remains free of the polymer material.02-17-2011
20110254898LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A liquid discharge head includes an electric contact electrically connected with a liquid discharge device; a first semiconductor substrate having an energy generation element for generating energy to discharge a liquid, and a driver unit including a first transistor and configured to drive the energy generation element; and a second semiconductor substrate having a receiving unit configured to possess a second transistor and receive a signal serially transmitted via the electric contact, and an expansion unit configured to possess a third transistor and parallel-convert the signal received in the receiving unit to generate a signal to control the driver unit, wherein a gate oxide film in the first transistor is thicker than a gate oxide film in the second transistor and a gate oxide film in the third transistor.10-20-2011
20110292128INKJET PRINTHEAD ASSEMBLY HAVING ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS VIA CONNECTOR RODS EXTENDING THROUGH PRINTHEAD INTEGRATED CIRCUITS - An inkjet printhead assembly includes: an ink supply manifold; printhead integrated circuits attached to the ink supply manifold, each printhead integrated circuit having a frontside including drive circuitry and a plurality of inkjet nozzle assemblies disposed on the drive circuitry; and a connector film for supplying power to the drive circuitry. An integrated circuit contact positioned in a backside recessed portion of each printhead integrated circuit is connected to the connector film. The integrated circuit contact is electrically connected to the drive circuitry via a connector rod extending through the printhead integrated circuit.12-01-2011
20100201748INK JET PRINT HEAD - An object of the present invention is to provide an ink jet print head configured to reduce the inclination of an ink ejection direction to make improper print conditions such as stripes and density unevenness unnoticeable. To achieve the object, an individual wire is extended to lie under a common wire. Thus, wires under ink channels arranged on the respective opposite sides of a pressure chamber 08-12-2010
20080246812Printer Assembly For A Pagewidth Printer Having A Support Frame Configured To Minimize Substantial Dimensional Changes - Provided is printer assembly for a pagewidth printer, said assembly having a support frame for supporting a printhead arrangement. The support frame includes an outer wall portion and an inner wall portion separated by an internal cavity, as well as a lower arm portion and an upper wall fast with the outer and inner wall portions. The upper wall portion defines a channel for operatively receiving the printhead arrangement, said upper wall portion and arm portion having a clipping arrangement configured to complementarily receive a printed circuit board (PCB) support having electronic for controlling the printhead arrangement. The support frame is configured to minimize substantial dimensional changes due to environmental changes to retain a positional relationship between individual printhead tiles of the printhead arrangement.10-09-2008
20080246810INK JET RECORDING HEAD, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING INK JET RECORDING HEAD - An ink jet recording head including a recording element substrate having an ejection outlet for ejecting ink; an electric wiring member connected to the recording element substrate at an electrical connecting portion to supply electric power to the recording element substrate, the electric wiring member including an array of leads; a supporting portion for supporting the recording element substrate and the electric wiring member, the supporting portion includes a surface supporting the electric wiring member and a recessed bottom surface for supporting the recording element substrate, wherein the supporting surface is recessed in a recess of the bottom surface; a sealed region of sealing material sealing the electric wiring member, the sealed region covering a part of an upper surface of the electric wiring member, the electrical connecting portion, a part of an upper surface of the recording element substrate, and the array of leads; and a projection provided between the electric wiring member and the recording element substrate at an end, with respect to a direction of arrangement of the array, of the array in the sealed region, wherein a level difference between an upper surface of the projection and an upper surface of the recording element substrate is smaller than a level difference between the upper surface of the recording element substrate and the upper surface of the electric wiring member.10-09-2008
20080231662PRINTHEAD WITH DRIVE CIRCUITRY COMPONENTS ADJACENT THE PRINTHEAD IC - A printhead for an inkjet printer, that has a printhead IC with an array of nozzles for ejecting ink and a support structure for mounting the printhead IC in the printer adjacent a paper path. The printhead IC is mounted on a face of the support structure that, in use, faces the paper path. A flexible printed circuit board (flex PCB) has drive circuitry for operating the array of nozzles on the printhead IC. The drive circuitry has circuit components connected by traces in the flex PCB, and contacts for receiving print data from the print engine controller. The flex PCB being mounted to the support structure at the contacts onto a face that does not face the paper path such that the flex PCB extends through a bent section between the printhead IC and the contacts. The printhead IC and the circuit components are adjacent each other and separated from the contacts by the bent section of the flex PCB. The bent section reduces the likelihood of trace cracking by holding the flex PCB at a set radius rather than allowing the flex to follow an irregular curve and thereby risking localized points of high stress on the traces.09-25-2008
20080218556LIQUID DROPLET EJECTION HEAD, LIQUID DROPLET EJECTION DEVICE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A liquid droplet ejection had having: a vibrating pate at which is formed a piezoelectric element which deforms when voltage is applied; a wiring board disposed above the piezoelectric element, an electric wire for deforming the piezoelectric element being disposed at the wiring board; a liquid storage chamber provided at a side opposite to the piezoelectric element, with the wiring board sandwiched therebetween; a pressure chamber provided at a side opposite to the wiring board, with the vibrating plate sandwiched therebetween; an ejection opening that ejects liquid droplets from the pressure chamber; a liquid supply opening that supplies liquid within the liquid storage chamber to the pressure chamber; and an electrical connection portion that passes through the wiring board and electrically connects the piezoelectric element and the electric wire through the liquid supply opening, is provided.09-11-2008
20130135394INKJET RECORDING HEAD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING INKJET RECORDING HEAD - An inkjet recording head includes: plural element substrates from which ink is ejected; and a flexible wiring substrate which includes a first wiring area, a second wiring area and a bending portion, the first wiring area including plural openings in which the element substrates are placed and which includes, in the periphery thereof, electrode terminals electrically connected to the element substrates, and the bending portion being bent between the first wiring area and the second wiring area. The flexible wiring substrate includes a slit which extends between the plural openings and reaches the bending portion or a position further than the bending portion from an end portion of the flexible wiring substrate on the side on which the first wiring area is provided, at a position opposite to the bending portion.05-30-2013
20130201256PRINT HEAD DIE - A print head die includes rows of nozzles. In one implementation, an electrical interconnect is electrically connected to the print head die along a major dimension of the die. In another implementation, a cross connect electrically connects a first column of a of nozzles to print a first color to a second column to print a second color. The cross connect connects the first and second columns between first and second ends of the first and second columns.08-08-2013
20100302317PRINTHEAD ASSEMBLY WITH A PLURALITY OF PRINTHEAD INTEGRATED CIRCUITS EACH WITH A STACK OF INK DISTRIBUTION LAYERS - Provided is a printhead assembly that has a plurality of printhead integrated circuits (ICs) each with ink ejection nozzles, a tape automated bonding (TAB) film connected to the printhead IC's, a controller in signal connection with each of the printhead ICs via the TAB film and, a stack of ink distribution layers secured to each of the printhead ICs, each layer defining apertures to provide ink distribution channels.12-02-2010
20100309258INK JET RECORDING HEAD - An ink jet recording head includes a supporting member, a plurality of recording element substrates secured to the supporting member while being arranged along a lengthwise direction of the supporting member and including a discharge port configured to discharge a droplet and an electrode formed at an end in the lengthwise direction and receives an electric signal that controls the discharge of the droplet from the discharge port, an electric wiring member secured to the supporting member and including a plurality of device holes configured to individually expose the plurality of recording element substrates and an electrode terminal formed in the periphery of the plurality of device holes in the lengthwise direction to transmit the electric signal to the electrode, and a wire configured to connect the electrode and the electrode terminal, and the electric wiring member is at least discontinued between the adjacent device holes in the lengthwise direction.12-09-2010
20100309257LIQUID DISCHARGE RECORDING HEAD - A liquid discharge recording head includes: a recording element substrate including a plurality of recording elements and discharge ports for discharging liquid; an electric wiring board including an opening for disposing the recording element substrate, and a plurality of electrode terminals disposed at an edge of the opening and electrically connected to a plurality of electrodes provided at an edge of the recording element substrate; a supporting plate supporting the recording element substrate and the electric wiring board and including a material having a linear expansion coefficient lower than the linear expansion coefficient of the electric wiring board; and a cover plate including a material having a linear expansion coefficient lower than the linear expansion coefficient of the electric wiring board, stacked on the electric wiring board on the supporting plate and fixed to both the supporting plate and the electric wiring board.12-09-2010
20100309256PRINTER INK CARTRIDGE TYPE CONNECTOR - Provided is an electrical connector for a print ink cartridge. The electrical connector includes a housing including a thin protrusion having a rectangle shape on one side portion thereof, a plurality of pin grooves spaced apart predetermined intervals from each in one side lower portion of the protrusion, a plurality of format ribs spaced apart predetermined intervals from each other in the other side of the protrusion, and coupling bosses having a wedge shape separately protruding on both sides of each of the ribs, a connection terminal serving as a torsion spring, the connecting terminal including a pin connector inserted into each of the pin grooves of the housing and fixed in a straight line orientation, a wound coupling insert fitted onto each of the coupling bosses to give elasticity thereto, a parallel extending from the coupling insert and along each of the ribs, a bend bent at a front end of the parallel, and a socket connector bent in a state where the socket connector is connected to the bend, the socket connector being connected to an external socket, and a cover integrally fixed to the housing by a plurality of coupling hooks disposed on the housing, the cover including pine connector grooves pressing the pin connector of the coupling terminal in a downward direction in a side surface of the cover.12-09-2010
20110242223Liquid jet head and liquid jet apparatus - The liquid jet head (10-06-2011
20110242222SNAP-IN DIE MOUNT ASSEMBLY FOR INKJET PRINTHEAD - A die-mount substrate for at least one inkjet printhead die, the die-mount substrate includes a die mount surface; an ink receiving surface opposite the die mount surface; at least one latchable projection extending from a first end wall which is disposed between the die mount surface and the ink receiving surface; at least one extension from a second end wall opposite the first end wall; and a plurality of ink passageways extending from the ink receiving surface to the die mount surface.10-06-2011
20130155150LIQUID EJECTION HEAD AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - A process for producing a liquid ejection head including a recording element substrate, an electrical wiring substrate provided with plural lead terminals, a support member provided with a concavity and a joining surface, and a sealant control wall arranged between a side surface of the recording element substrate and a side surface of the support member, the process including preparing a liquid ejection head in which the concavity and recording element substrate are mutually fixed, the joining surface and electrical wiring substrate are mutually fixed, and the lead terminals and connection terminal are mutually connected, and filling the sealant between the side surface of the recording element substrate and the side surface of the sealant control wall on the side of the recording element substrate followed by filling the sealant between a side surface of the sealant control wall on the side of the lead terminals and the lead terminals.06-20-2013
20130155151METHOD OF MANUFACTURING LIQUID EJECTION HEAD - A support substrate and a liquid ejecting element substrate are bonded to each other with an adhesive agent to manufacture a liquid ejection head. The support substrate is provided with a liquid supply port and a recess or through hole in its main surface. The adhesive agent is applied onto the main surface of the support substrate by means of a roller holding the adhesive agent on its peripheral surface by moving the support substrate and the roller relative to each other such that the recess or through hole and the liquid supply port sequentially face the roller in this order.06-20-2013
20130182044LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A liquid discharge head includes a pressure generation part generating pressure to discharge a liquid droplet; and a flexible wiring member connected with the pressure generation part. The flexible wiring member includes a first flexible cable and a second flexible cable which are joined. One end part of the first flexible cable is connected with the pressure generation part, and the other end part of the first flexible cable is joined with one end part of the second flexible cable. The second flexible cable is folded to have a plane part perpendicular to a joint area between the first flexible cable and the second flexible cable and extending in a direction away from the first flexible cable, and the plane part is deformed in response to force applied from a part on which the other end part of the second flexible cable is mounted.07-18-2013
20130187988CORROSION PROTECTED FLEXIBLE PRINTED WIRING MEMBER - A flexible printed wiring member includes a flexible insulating base layer; a patterned copper layer disposed on the insulating base layer, the patterned copper layer including: a first portion including unplated copper leads; and a second portion including a plated metal layer disposed on the patterned copper layer; a first insulating cover layer disposed over the unplated copper leads in the first portion, the first insulating cover layer terminating at a first edge located proximate a boundary between the first portion and the second portion of the patterned copper layer; and a second insulating cover layer disposed over the first insulating cover layer, the second insulating cover layer terminating at a second edge located within the second portion of the patterned copper layer.07-25-2013
20130194349INKJET PRINTHEAD WITH MULTI-LAYER MOUNTING SUBSTRATE - An inkjet printhead includes a printhead die including: a mounting substrate on which the printhead die is mounted, the mounting substrate including: a base layer including a hole; an intermediate layer including: a first surface including a plurality of contact pads; a second surface opposite the first surface, the second surface being proximate the base layer; and a slot that is aligned with the hole in the base layer; and a face layer proximate the first surface of the intermediate layer, the face layer including a window, wherein the printhead die is disposed within the window such that an ink feed opening of the printhead die is in fluid communication with the slot in the intermediate layer of the mounting substrate; and a plurality of electrical interconnections connecting bond pads of the printhead die to the plurality of contact pads on the intermediate layer of the mounting substrate.08-01-2013
20130208050INKJET PRINT HEAD - There is provided an inkjet print head including: an ink discharging unit including a plurality of actuators; a connection substrate disposed on the ink discharging unit and having a first circuit pattern electrically connected to the plurality of actuators; and a switching board having a second circuit pattern connected to the first circuit pattern and including a plurality of driving integrated chips (ICs) controlling the plurality of actuators.08-15-2013

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