インクカートリッジ

Ink cartridge

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PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To prevent contamination of a body or a cloth of a user as well as a device itself due to leakage of ink at the operating time of an ink jet printer or at the exchanging time of an ink cartridge. SOLUTION: This ink cartridge 10 is so constituted that it is detachably loaded to a cartridge loading section 2 having a hollow pipe-shaped connection needle 4 communicated to a recording head of a device 1 and it is penetrated by the connection needle 4 at the loading, then ink 13 is supplied to the recording head. An ink refilling chamber 12 is provided in a case 11 by partitioning it by a partition 15. A connection section 15a made by an elastic material which can be penetrated by the connection needle 4 is provided to the partition 15. An ink receiving section 16 that can suck and hold the leaked ink is provided to the inner section of the case 11 by being insulated with the ink refilling chamber 12 by the partition 15. A connection needle cleaning section 14a made of an elastic material having a water-repellency which is penetrated by the connection needle 4. is provided to a part of a side wall 14 which forms the external shell of the case 11. An ink refilling bag made of a material which can be penetrated by the connection needle 4 can be utilized instead of the ink refilling chamber 12. COPYRIGHT: (C)1998,JPO
(57)【要約】 【課題】 インクジェットプリンタ等での使用中やイン クカートリッジ交換時に、インク漏洩によって装置はも とより、使用者の身体や衣類の汚染を防止する。 【解決手段】 装置1の記録ヘッドに連通した中空管状 の接合針4が備わっているカートリッジ装着部2に着脱 され、装着時に接合針4に突き通されることによって記 録ヘッドにインク13を供給するインクカートリッジ1 0であり、ケース11の内部に隔壁15で仕切ってイン ク充填室12を設け、隔壁15に、接合針4による突き 通しが可能な弾性材の接合部15aを設け、またケース 11の内部に隔壁15によってインク充填室12と隔絶 して、漏洩インクを吸収して保持可能な漏れインク受容 部16を設ける。さらに、ケース11の外殻を形成する 側壁14の一部に、接合針4による突き通しが可能な撥 水性を有する弾性材の接合針清掃部14aを設けること ができる。前記インク充填室12に代えて、接合針4に よる突き通しが可能な材質のインク充填袋を用いること ができる。

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