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Electrochemical Printer Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048397D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08

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Cassada, TE Kightlinger, DA [+details]


The drawings show a novel design for an all points addressable electro-chemical printer. The printer consists of three subsystems: (1) the printhead and the associated incrementing mechanism; (2) the inking solution transfer mechanism; and (3) the incremental edge drive paper feed assembly. Its significant features include: (1) incremental printhead, (2) platenless paper feed with edge drive, (3) inking the printhead by wiping before printing, (4) electrolytic solution reservoir as a disposable cartridge, (5) print function without use of motors, and (6) total containment of electrolytic solution to prevent leaking in any physical orientation.