Patent Number: 6,637,855

Title: Liquid discharge apparatus and discharge recovery method therefor

Abstract: A liquid discharge apparatus comprises an energy generating element forgenerating energy to be utilized for discharging liquid, a wiper forwiping in succession plural discharge ports for discharging liquid,utilizing the energy generated by the energy generating element, controldevice for starting liquid discharge, utilizing the energy generated bythe energy generating element, among the plural discharge ports, insuccession from a discharge port immediately prior to being wiped by thewiper and from a discharge port in the vicinity of the immediately priordischarge port at the downstream side in the wiping direction by thewiper.

Inventors: Ide; Daisaku (Tokyo, JP), Yamada; Akitoshi (Kanagawa, JP)

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International Classification: B41J 2/165 (20060101); B41J 2/21 (20060101); B41J 002/165 ()

Expiration Date: 10/22015