Patent Number: 6,834,946

Title: Mechanism for supplying ink to a portable ink jet printer

Abstract: An ink jet cartridge is provided comprising an outlet port, an ink containing region, and a wick substantially surrounding a portion of the ink containing region, the wick being configured such that ink flows to the outlet port. Preferably, the wick is configured such that ink flows to the outlet port irrespective of an orientation of the ink jet cartridge.

Inventors: McKinnell; James C. (Salem, OR), Pettit; Thomas E. (Corvallis, OR), Ehlers Jr.; Raymond James (Corvallis, OR), Dod; Eric S. (Corvallis, OR), Stinson; Roberta (Albany, OR)

Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

International Classification: B41J 2/175 (20060101); B41J 002/175 ()

Expiration Date: 12/28/2021