Patent Number: 8,573,742

Title: Wiper bumper for a fluid dispensing component

Abstract: In one embodiment, a component for dispensing a fluid includes: a plurality of fluid ejection orifices arrayed in a plane; and an elongated bumper extending along one side of the array generally in a plane intersecting the plane of the array and the bumper having a protruding exterior surface that includes a first part inclining away from the array and a contiguous second part inclining back toward the array.

Inventors: Petersen; Daniel W. (Philomath, OR), Plymale; James D. (Brush Prairie, WA), Taylor; John L. (Corvalis, OR)

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

International Classification: B41J 2/14 (20060101); B41J 2/165 (20060101); B05B 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017