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1. (WO2007008986) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCALABLE DROPLET EJECTION MANUFACTURING
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Pub. No.: WO/2007/008986 International Application No.: PCT/US2006/027054
Publication Date: 18.01.2007 International Filing Date: 11.07.2006
IPC:
B41J 2/05 (2006.01) ,B41J 2/045 (2006.01) ,B01L 3/02 (2006.01) ,B41J 2/14 (2006.01) ,B41J 2/505 (2006.01)
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
41
PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
J
TYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
2
Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed
005
characterised by bringing liquid or particles selectively into contact with a printing material
01
Ink jet
015
characterised by the jet generation process
04
generating single droplets or particles on demand
045
by pressure, e.g. electromechanical transducers
05
produced by the application of heat
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
41
PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
J
TYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
2
Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed
005
characterised by bringing liquid or particles selectively into contact with a printing material
01
Ink jet
015
characterised by the jet generation process
04
generating single droplets or particles on demand
045
by pressure, e.g. electromechanical transducers
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01
PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
L
CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL LABORATORY APPARATUS FOR GENERAL USE
3
Containers or dishes for laboratory use, e.g. laboratory glassware; Droppers
02
Burettes; Pipettes
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
41
PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
J
TYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
2
Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed
005
characterised by bringing liquid or particles selectively into contact with a printing material
01
Ink jet
135
Nozzles
14
Structure thereof
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
41
PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
J
TYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
2
Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed
485
characterised by the process of building-up characters applicable to two or more kinds of printing or marking processes
505
from an assembly of identical printing elements
Applicants:
FUJIFILM DIMATIX, INC. [US/US]; 109 Etna Road Lebanon, NH 03766, US (AllExceptUS)
BIBL, Andreas [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
SCHOEPPLER, Martin [DE/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors:
BIBL, Andreas; US
SCHOEPPLER, Martin; US
Agent:
GOREN, David, J.; FISH & RICHARDSON PC P.O. Box 1022 Minneapolis, MN 55440-1022, US
Priority Data:
60/699,11113.07.2005US
Title (EN) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCALABLE DROPLET EJECTION MANUFACTURING
(FR) PROCEDE ET APPAREIL DE FABRICATION EXTENSIBLE PAR EJECTION DE GOUTTELETTES
Abstract:
(EN) A method includes ejecting liquid having a first composition from a first droplet ejection deposition system that includes a first printhead and a first fluid source, collecting information on the behavior of the liquid under a variety of ejection conditions for the first droplet ejection deposition system, and ejecting liquid having the first material composition from a second droplet ejection deposition system that includes a second printhead and a second fluid source under the selected ejection conditions. The first printhead has a small number of flow paths, and the first fluid source is configured to hold a small volume of liquid. The second printhead has a plurality of substantially identical flow paths, each of the flow paths being substantially identical to at least one of the small number of flow paths, and there being a significantly larger number of flow paths in the second printhead than in the first printhead.
(FR) La présente invention se rapporte à un procédé qui consiste : à éjecter un liquide présentant une première composition d'un premier système de dépôt par éjection de gouttelettes, lequel comprend une première tête d'impression et une première source de fluide ; à collecter des informations relatives au comportement du liquide dans une variété de conditions d'éjection pour le premier système de dépôt par éjection de gouttelettes ; et à éjecter un liquide présentant la première composition matérielle d'un second système de dépôt par éjection de gouttelettes, lequel comprend une seconde tête d'impression et une seconde source de fluide, dans les conditions d'éjection sélectionnées. La première tête d'impression possède un petit nombre de voies d'écoulement, et la première source de fluide est adaptée pour contenir un petit volume de liquide. La seconde tête d'impression possède une pluralité de voies d'écoulement sensiblement identiques, chacune des voies d'écoulement étant sensiblement identique à au moins une voie d'écoulement du petit nombre de voies d'écoulement, et le nombre de voies d'écoulement dans la seconde tête d'impression étant considérablement plus élevé que le nombre de voies d'écoulement dans la première tête d'impression.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
KR1020080028952EP1907212JP2009501082CN101242956