Patent Number: 8,573,759

Title: Droplet discharging apparatus, image forming apparatus, and bubble separating method

Abstract: A droplet discharging apparatus for discharging droplets of a recording fluid includes a negative pressure portion and a pressurizing portion connected to the negative pressure portion via a valve. The pressurizing portion is disposed upstream of the valve in a direction of a flow of the recording fluid. The pressurizing portion includes a bubble storing area configured to separate and store bubbles of the recording fluid.

Inventors: Nishimori; Takehiro (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

International Classification: B41J 2/19 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017