Patent Number: 6,305,080

Title: Method of manufacture of ink jet recording head with an elastic member in the liquid chamber portion of the substrate

Abstract: A method for manufacturing an ink jet recording head, which is provided with orifices for liquid discharge use, nozzles communicated with the orifices, electrothermal converting members arranged in the nozzles to form bubbles in the liquid by providing thermal energy for it, the liquid chamber communicated with the nozzles to supply liquid to the nozzles and a substrate having the electrothermal converting members provided therefor, comprises the steps of preparing the substrate to be a silicon substrate having (100) plane or (110) plane crystal axes therefor, forming organic resin layer at least in the liquid chamber on the silicon substrate, then, removing by means of anisotropic etching a part of the liquid chamber formation portion of the substrate from the reverse side of the formation surface of the organic resin layer and forming an elastic member portion formed by the membrane of the organic resin layer in the liquid chamber. With the method of manufacture thus arranged, it is possible to provide an ink jet recording head capable of performing stable discharges for a long-term use with the incorporation of such elastic member portion in the liquid chamber to absorb the pressure vibration caused by the performance of ink discharges and to suppress the resultant vibrations of menisci at the discharge ports.

Inventors: Komuro; Hirokazu (Yokohama, JP), Fujikawa; Takashi (Isehara, JP), Tsuchii; Ken (Sagamihara, JP), Ohkuma; Norio (Machida, JP), Yokoi; Hideto (Yokohama, JP), Murakami; Shuichi (Kawasaki, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: B41J 2/16 (20060101); H05B 003/06 (); G01D 015/16 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018