05442387 is referenced by 221 patents and cites 17 patents.

A triggerable ink transfer system that simultaneously transfers ink from a plurality of ink preload chambers to corresponding load chambers and ink reservoirs is disclosed. The delivery system permits an untrained operator to safely load ink without inadvertently interchanging different types (e.g. colors) of ink, and without inadvertently overfilling any of the ink reservoirs. A processing unit that coordinates ink delivery system monitoring and control features is in communication with an operator interface unit that provides ink loading instructions to the operator.

Title
Apparatus for supplying phase change ink to an ink jet printer
Application Number
716567
Publication Number
5442387
Application Date
June 23, 1993
Publication Date
August 15, 1995
Inventor
Richard G Chambers
Portland
OR, US
Donald I Loofbourow
Lake Oswego
OR, US
Agent
Ralph D Alessandro
Assignee
Tektronix
OR, US
IPC
G01D 15/16
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