Patent Number: 6,637,858

Title: Printing mechanism hinged printbar assembly

Abstract: A print unit, such as an inkjet printing mechanism, includes a hingedprintbar assembly that has print modules with one or more printheads todeposit an imaging medium, such as ink, onto a print media. The one ormore printheads of the print modules collectively span a width of a printmedia when the hinged printbar assembly is in a print position. The hingedprintbar assembly pivots about a hinge from the print position to aservice position to provide service access to the one or more printheadsof the print modules. The print unit also includes a wiper assembly havingone or more wipers that correspond to the one or more printheads, suchthat when the wiper assembly and the print module are positioned in theservice position, the wipers clean the printheads.

Inventors: Wotton; Geoff M. (Battleground, WA), Barinaga; John A. (Portland, OR), Fredrickson; Daniel J. (Camas, WA)


International Classification: B41J 2/145 (20060101); B41J 2/155 (20060101); B41J 2/165 (20060101); B41J 002/165 (); B41J 002/155 ()

Expiration Date: 10/22015