Patent Number: 6,253,049

Title: Liquid developer refilling system of liquid electrophotographic printer and method thereof

Abstract: A liquid developer refilling system of a liquid electrophotographic printer for supplying any one of concentrated inks and a carrier to corresponding one of ink storage tanks and a carrier storage tank installed in the printer, and a method thereof. The system includes: a main frame provided with a common installation portion; an auxiliary frame installed to be movable with respect to the main frame; a cartridge installed at the installation portion and provided with a discharge hole through which a concentrated ink or carrier is discharged by compressed air; a fastener for fixing the cartridge installed at the installation portion to the main frame; a valve unit provided with a plurality of valves which can be selectively matched with the discharge hole and installed to be movable with respect to the auxiliary frame; and a valve raising/lowering mechanism which raises or lowers the auxiliary frame with respect to the main frame to connect or disconnect a corresponding valve to or from the discharge hole.

Inventors: Baek; Chung-guk (Suwon, KR), Park; Geun-yong (Suwon, KR), Hong; Seung-ho (Suwon, KR)

Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

International Classification: B41J 2/175 (20060101); G03G 15/10 (20060101); G03G 015/10 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018