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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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Deur Ted E, Crawford Clark W, Wood Brian J, Marantz Richard: Method and apparatus for providing phase change ink to an ink jet printer.. Tektronix, September 30, 1992: EP0506403-A1 (8 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 ...