04914562 is referenced by 202 patents and cites 10 patents.

A thermal ink jet recording apparatus includes at least a substrate having a gap disposed over an ink reservoir on a base in communication with an ink source. A film circuit of electrodes and heating elements is formed on each substrate. A nozzle plate covering the substrates has a lower step portion and a upper step portion. The upper step portion includes nozzles substantially directly above and corresponding to the plurality of heating elements. Ink which is used for this apparatus includes ionic or non-ionic surface active agents for increasing permeability of the ink on a recording medium.

Title
Thermal jet recording apparatus
Application Number
7/60206
Publication Number
4914562
Application Date
June 10, 1987
Publication Date
April 3, 1990
Inventor
Mitsutaka Nishikawa
Nagano
JP
Tsuneo Handa
Nagano
JP
Yuichi Nakamura
Nagano
JP
Koji Watanabe
Nagano
JP
Kiyoharu Momose
Nagano
JP
Nobumasa Abe
Nagano
JP
Agent
Blum Kaplan
Assignee
Seiko Epson Corporation
JP
IPC
B41J 3/04
G01D 15/16
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