06089693 is referenced by 96 patents and cites 10 patents.

A liquid ink printer, depositing ink drops to form an image, including a pagewidth printbar, movable to print a complete image when defective nozzles of the printbar are identified. A positioning device, coupled to the pagewidth printbar, positions the printbar at a plurality of discrete locations, to move a functioning nozzle to the location in the image where the defective nozzle should deposit drops of ink. Defective nozzles are identified by the printer control mechanism and a user is given the option to fix the image through a user interface where the printer is directed to fill in the missing information of the image. Defective nozzles can also be identified by printing a test pattern which identifies to a user which of the nozzles are non-functioning. The user then inputs this information to the printer.

Title
Pagewidth ink jet printer including multiple pass defective nozzle correction
Application Number
9/4553
Publication Number
6089693
Application Date
January 8, 1998
Publication Date
July 18, 2000
Inventor
Frederick A Donahue
Walworth
NY, US
Donald J Drake
Rochester
NY, US
Assignee
Xerox Corporation
CT, US
IPC
B41J 2/155
B41J 2/165
B41J 29/38
B41J 29/393
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