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Surge Tank for an Ink Jet Printer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052937D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Baker, RW [+details]

Abstract

Surge tanks are generally employed in ink jet printers of the continuous type to prevent splash back of ink being returned to the recirculating ink system and to help remove trapped air. Fig. 1 illustrates a typical surge tank of the prior-art type. The purpose of this article is to illustrate a design of a surge tank for ink jet printers which reduces ink evaporation by eliminating air flow through the surge tank while providing adequate drainage from the gutter.