Refill unit for an ink storage compartment connected to a printhead through an outlet valve

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8075110
APP PUB NO 20100208012A1
SERIAL NO

12769533

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A refill unit for refilling an ink storage compartment for a printhead assembly. The ink storage compartment is fluidically connected to the printhead assembly via an outlet valve. The refill unit a variable volume container for holding a quantity of ink and a valve actuator for closing the outlet valve as the refill unit engages the ink storage compartment.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MEMJET TECHNOLOGY LIMITEDDUBLIN 2, IE1873
SILVERBROOK RESEARCH PTY LTDBALMAIN1523

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Berry, Norman Micheal Balmain, AU 325 2172
Hibbard, Christopher Balmain, AU 309 1822
Jackson, Garry Raymond Balmain, AU 408 3834
Mackey, Paul Ian Balmain, AU 249 1738
Nakazawa, Akira Balmain, AU 510 4221
Silverbrook, Kia Balmain, AU 5824 76548

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