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Clark W Crawford, Brent R Jones, Arthur C VanHorne: Ink feed system. Tektronix, Ralph D Alessandro, January 19, 1999: US05861903 (118 worldwide citation)

An improved ink stick supply assembly is provided for a solid ink color printer which reliability feeds solid ink sticks from an ink stick loading bin to ink stick melt plates which melt the ink sticks on demand and guide the molten ink into individual color ink reservoirs in the printer print head. ...


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Gerard H Rousseau, Larry E Hindman, David W Johnson, Brent R Jones: Apparatus and method for improved life sensing in a replaceable intermediate transfer surface application assembly. Xerox Corporation, Philip T Virga, August 13, 2002: US06431703 (103 worldwide citation)

An improved replaceable liquid application system for applying a liquid intermediate transfer surface to a support surface in a printer is provided. The liquid application system is contained in a removable cassette and utilizes a liquid impregnated arcuate surface that engages the support surface b ...


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Gerard H Rousseau, Brent R Jones, David W Johnson, John A Wright: Solid ink stick feed system. Tekronix, Ralph D Alessandro, March 31, 1998: US05734402 (99 worldwide citation)

A solid ink stick feed system for use in a color printer is disclosed that utilizes a plurality of ink stick feed receptacles in an ink stick feed bin of predetermined shapes corresponding to the plurality of shapes of the ink sticks such that an incorrectly matched ink stick shape or incorrectly or ...


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Brent R Jones, Clark W Crawford: Solid ink stick. Tektronix, Ralph D Alessandro, April 23, 1996: US05510821 (83 worldwide citation)

An ink stick shape for use in a printer ink stick feed chute is disclosed wherein the opposing sides of the ink stick are tapered or angled from the horizontal so that at least one area intermediate the top and the bottom of the ink stick is a greater distance from the horizontal than the junction o ...


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Brent R Jones: Solid ink stick set identification. Xerox Corporaton, David J Arthur, May 17, 2005: US06893121 (81 worldwide citation)

A set of solid ink sticks for a phase change ink jet printer has a common printer key element that matches an insertion key in each in stick feed channel insertion opening. The key element is formed in a portion of the perimeter of each ink stick of the set. The key element is the same for all ink s ...


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Brent R Jones, Frederick T Mattern, Barry D Reeves, Timothy L Crawford, James D Rise: Feed guidance and identification for ink stick. Xerox Corporation, David J Arthur, April 20, 2004: US06722764 (53 worldwide citation)

An ink stick for use in a solid ink feed system of a phase change ink jet printer includes a three dimensional ink stick body that has a lateral center of gravity, a substantially horizontal perimeter, and opposed end surfaces. An ink stick guide element is formed in the bottom of the ink stick body ...


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Brent R Jones, Brently L Cooper, Randy C Karambelas, Larry E Hindman, Gerard H Rousseau, Clark W Crawford, James D Rise: Intermediate transfer surface application system. Tektronix, Ralph D Alessandro, William K Bucher, September 8, 1998: US05805191 (51 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method are described for applying an intermediate transfer surface, in the form of a liquid layer, on a support surface as may be used in a phase change ink printing system. The apparatus includes an applicator assembly for distributing the liquid layer onto the support surface to p ...


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Brent R Jones: Keying feature for solid ink stick. Xerox Corporation, David J Arthur, July 13, 2004: US06761443 (51 worldwide citation)

A set of ink sticks for a phase change ink jet printer includes a plurality of ink sticks. Each ink stick is formed of a three dimensional ink stick body with a perimeter. Each of the ink stick bodies has one or more key elements formed in its perimeter. Each of the key elements has a uniform shape ...


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Brent R Jones: Guide for solid ink stick feed. Xerox Corporation, David J Arthur, January 11, 2005: US06840613 (50 worldwide citation)

An ink stick for use in a solid ink feed system of a phase change ink jet printer includes an ink stick body that has a bottom surface and a lateral dimension. The ink stick body has a lateral center of gravity, and a guide element formed in the bottom surface of the ink stick body, which guide elem ...


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Gerard H Rousseau, Brent R Jones, David W Johnson, John A Wright: Solid ink stick feed system. Tektronix, Charles F Moore, Frances I Gray, Ralph D Alessandro, May 2, 2000: US06056394 (49 worldwide citation)

A solid ink stick feed system for use in a color printer is disclosed that utilizes a plurality of ink stick feed receptacles in an ink stick feed bin of predetermined shapes corresponding to the plurality of shapes of the ink sticks such that an incorrectly matched ink stick shape or incorrectly or ...