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Ink Reservoir

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000080132D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 24K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Garrison, V: AUTHOR

Abstract

An ink reservoir has been devised for use with printing systems using a jet stream of magnetic ink particles.

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Ink Reservoir

An ink reservoir has been devised for use with printing systems using a jet stream of magnetic ink particles.

In the art of printing by the use of a jet stream of ink, the latter is broken up into ionized particles that can be electromagnetically or electrostatically deflected onto a surface. Such magnetic ink tends to settle as particles in an ink reservoir, and means must be provided to maintain the magnetic ink particles uniformly distributed in its reservoir.

A reservoir 2 that holds the magnetic ink 4 is placed in the vicinity of a rotating magnetic arm 6, that is out of contact with the reservoir and which is actuated by variable speed motor 8. A lid 10 covers the reservoir and 0-ring 12, and quick-disconnect clamp 14 is used to allow for quick access to or closure of the reservoir.

A pressure system, represented by inlet line 16, outlet line 18 and pressure gauge 20, provide the means for creating the pressure needed to form a jet stream of ink to be emitted from the ink outlet line 18. The cyclonic pattern of the variable speed motor 8 maintains the ink in the reservoir 2 uniform in temperature and particle size.

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