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Jeffrey J Anderson, John S Moore, Ted E Deur, Joy Roy: Manufacture of ink jet print heads by diffusion bonding and brazing. David P Peterson, Robert S Hulse, November 28, 1989: US04883219 (68 worldwide citation)

A first surface of a first metal component of an ink jet print head is bonded to a second surface of a second metal component of the ink jet print head, the first and second surfaces being of materials having the same or similar coefficients of thermal expansion. A layer of filler material is electr ...


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Ted E Deur, Clark W Crawford, Brian J Wood, Richard Marantz, James D Buehler: Method and apparatus for providing phase change ink to an ink jet printer. Tektronix, John D Winkelman, Alan K Aldous, January 4, 1994: US05276468 (66 worldwide citation)

A FRU assembly (10) comprises a melt chamber (20) including multiple subchambers (30) in which sticks of phase change ink (38, 40) are inserted and melted. Melted ink flows through apertures (54) to a reservoir (28) comprising multiple compartments (56). Each compartment contains a channel (90) and ...


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Donald B MacLane, Ted E Deur, Jeffrey J Anderson, Donald R Titterington, James C Oswald, Richard S Meissner: Ink jet print head maintenance system. Tektronix, John D Winkelman, Mark M Meininger, February 2, 1993: US05184147 (57 worldwide citation)

An ink jet print head cleaning and maintenance system has a purge chamber for applying a vacuum to a nozzle orifice surface. A specialized baffle diverts ink entering the purge chamber away a vent port through which the vacuum is drawn. An elongated wipe engages and wipes the orifice surface and is ...


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James C Oswald, Jeffrey J Anderson, Ted E Deur: Ink jet print head face cleaner. Tektronix, John D Winkelman, Edward B Anderson, November 13, 1990: US04970535 (45 worldwide citation)

An ink jet print head face cleaner provides a controlled air passageway through an enclosure formed against the print face. Air is directed through an inlet into a cavity in a body. The body has a face with an opening into the cavity. This face is sealingly placeable against the print face. The cavi ...


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Hue P Le, Jeffrey J Anderson, Guenther W Wimmer, Monte J Rhoads, Ted E Deur: Method and apparatus for purging an ink jet head. Tektronix, John D Winkelman, David P Petersen, February 23, 1988: US04727378 (43 worldwide citation)

An ink jet head 10 has an ink chamber 14 which receives ink from an ink inlet passageway 38. Pressure pulses applied to the ink chamber cause the ejection of ink drops from an ink drop forming orifice 23 and toward printing medium. A purging outlet 41 communicates with the ink chamber through a purg ...


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Ted E Deur, Clark W Crawford, Brian J Wood, Richard Marantz, James D Buehler: Ink level sensing probe system for an ink jet printer. Tektronix, Ralph D Alessandro, John D Winkelman, January 31, 1995: US05386224 (36 worldwide citation)

A discrete ink level sensing system according to the present invention includes a level sensing probe (130) with at least first and second level sensing pads (178, 180) that is placed in an ink reservoir (28). The level sensing system uses electrical conductivity of the ink to detect when the upper ...