Printhead carrier having zero clearance bearing arrangement

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7766568
APP PUB NO 20090097896A1
SERIAL NO

11872086

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A printhead carrier having a zero clearance bearing arrangement includes a first open-faced bearing coupled to a dampener frame. The first open-faced bearing has a first bearing surface positioned to contact the cylindrical guide surface of a guide rod of an imaging apparatus. A second open-faced bearing is coupled to the dampener frame. The second open-faced bearing has a second bearing surface positioned to contact the cylindrical guide surface of the guide rod. The guide rod is diametrically positioned between the first open-faced bearing and the second open-faced bearing. An elastic foam member is interposed between the first open-faced bearing and the dampener frame. The elastic foam member is compressed to exert an expansion force between the first open-faced bearing and the dampener frame to load the second open-faced bearing on the guide rod in a zero-clearance relationship with the guide rod.

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FUNAI ELECTRIC CO LTDDAITO CITY OSAKA OSAKA 574-0013

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Connors, William Michael Lexington, US 13 97
Stewart, Stephen Edward Lexington, US 3 26

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