Patent Number: 7,399,071

Title: Inkjet printer having ink distribution to printhead ICS

Abstract: An inkjet printer is provided having at least one printhead module removably mounted to a body of the printer. The printhead module has at least two printhead integrated circuits mounted to a support member via respective ink distribution members which distribute ink from the support member to inkjet nozzles of the printhead integrated circuits. The support member has at least one longitudinally extending channel for carrying the ink for the printhead integrated circuits and includes a plurality of apertures extending through a wall of the support member to direct the ink from the channel to the associated nozzles via the ink distribution members. Each ink distribution members incorporates a laminated stack of layers which have apertures for distributing the ink from the support member to the associated printhead integrated circuit, the apertures of each layer from the support member to the associated printhead integrated circuit being of successively smaller diameter.

Inventors: Silverbrook; Kia (Balmain, AU), Berry; Norman Micheal (Balmain, AU), Jackson; Garry Raymond (Balmain, AU), Nakazawa; Akira (Balmain, AU)

Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

International Classification: B41J 2/175 (20060101); B41J 2/14 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-07-15 0:00:00