Resources Contact Us Home
Flexible frame onsert capping system for inkjet printheads

Image Number 2 for United States Patent #6196658.

A flexible frame onsert molded capping system has an elastomeric sealing lip onsert molded onto a flexible, flat, springy support frame, preferably with series of these sealing lips being molded on a single flexible frame to simultaneously seal several adjacent inkjet printheads. The frame has a border region with one or more cap bases attached to the frame by plural suspension spring elements. The suspension spring elements have both cantilever and torsional characteristics which allow the bases to tilt and twist independent of one another to seal each printhead, even when the orifice plates of adjacent printheads are not in a coplanar alignment. Use of a single piece frame, and onsert molding of the cap lips thereon, decreases the number of parts required to assemble an inkjet printing mechanism, leading to a more economical unit which is easier to assemble.

  Recently Added Patents
Method and apparatus for managing data of flash memory via address mapping
Method of transmitting feedback message in wireless communication system
Cutting members for shaving razors
Methods and systems for allocating a USB device to a trusted virtual machine or a non-trusted virtual machine
Provisioning workflow management methods and systems
Intelligent solar energy collection system with a dedicated control device
Repair of composite sandwich structures
  Randomly Featured Patents
Mouting of a substantially planar diaphragm defining a sound transducer
Disk protector/holder
Heterocyclic amide compounds useful as kinase inhibitors
Shower head for kitchen sink
Device for reducing aerodynamic drag of a vehicale
Device and method for programming nonvolatile memory cells with automatic generation of programming voltage
Babesia parasite antigen useful in vaccine and diagnostic reagent
Neural network output sensing and decision circuit and method
Navigation system for guiding a mobile unit through a route to a destination using landmarks
Bag for transporting floats