Patent Number: 6,296,349

Title: Aligning a tab circuit on print head intersecting surfaces

Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for aligning a TAB circuit on first and second intersecting surfaces of a print head. The methods comprise aligning a chip portion of the TAB circuit on the first surface and applying a progressive force along the contact pad portion of the TAB circuit to align the contact pad portion on the second surface of the print head. The apparatus comprise a machine for aligning the chip portion of the TAB circuit on the first surface and roller for applying a progressive force along the contact pad portion of the TAB circuit to align the contact pad portion on the second surface.

Inventors: Samples; Robert (Lexington, KY)

Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.

International Classification: B41J 2/16 (20060101); B41J 002/05 (); B41J 002/01 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018