Patent Number: 7,712,882

Title: Ink cartridge unit with ink suspension characteristics for an inkjet printer

Abstract: The invention provides for an ink cartridge unit for an inkjet printer. The ink cartridge includes a main body defining a number of ink reservoirs, each reservoir having a layered stack of absorbent material forming a micro-capillary array for suspending ink inside said reservoir. The ink cartridge also includes a lid assembly covering the main body to seal ink inside the ink reservoirs, and a printhead assembly operatively fed with ink from the ink reservoirs in the main body.

Inventors: Silverbrook; Kia (Balmain, AU), Nakazawa; Akira (Balmain, AU), Hibbard; Christopher (Balmain, AU), Mackey; Paul Ian (Balmain, AU), Berry; Norman Micheal (Balmain, AU), Jackson; Garry Raymond (Balmain, AU)

Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

International Classification: B41J 2/175 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/11/12018