Patent Number: 6,332,667

Title: Orifice member of nozzle for ink-jet printing

Abstract: A nozzle for ink-jet printing includes a manifold, a vibration element, and an orifice member. The manifold has an outside surface extending in the longitudinal direction of the manifold as well as a hollow space. The hollow space has an opening opened in the outside surface such that the opening extends along the longitudinal direction while maintaining a substantially constant width. The vibrating element is attached to at least one outside surface other than the outside surface in which the hollow space is opened. The orifice member is brought into contact and attached to the outside surface in which the hollow space is opened. The orifice member is composed of a metallic member provided in contact with the manifold, and a synthetic resin member bonded to the metallic member through use of adhesive. The metallic member has at least one through-opening at a position facing the opening of the hollow space of the manifold such that the through-opening communicates with the opening of the hollow space. The synthetic resin member has a plurality of through-holes having substantially the same diameter formed to face the through-opening. The through-holes are aligned at a substantially constant pitch along the through-opening of the metallic member such that they do not deviate from an area corresponding to the through-opening.

Inventors: Motegi; Akira (Yokosuka, JP), Shibuya; Yasuo (Tokyo, JP), Kaneko; Ryoji (Kawasaki, JP)

Assignee: Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho, Ltd.

International Classification: B41J 2/14 (20060101); B41J 002/14 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018