Patent Number: 6,945,640

Title: Refill station

Abstract: A refill station adapted to dock an ink replenishment cartridge and aprinter cartridge to have its ink replenished using a flow system wherebycannula or needle interconnection with the system of the cartridges allowselectronic monitoring and sequencing of the operations. The flow systemhas threshold valving, at least one damped route, at least one by passroute and a pump whereby ink can be cleared from the printer cartridge andbe replaced by more ink from the replenishment cartridge. Pressure reliefand ink quality maintenance procedures are embodied in flow system.

Inventors: Cheok; Tan Kong (Jurong, SG)


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Expiration Date: 09/20/2013