US Patent No. 10,875,310

PRINTHEAD CLEANING


Patent No. 10,875,310
Issue Date December 29, 2020
Title Printhead Cleaning
Inventorship Alberto Borrego Lebrato, Sant Cugat del Valles (ES)
Jordi Lluch, Sant Cugat del Valles (ES)
Gabriel Teijeiro, Sant Cugat del Valles (ES)
Assignee HP SCITEX LTD., Netanya (IL)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,875,310

1. A cleaning system for a printhead, comprising:a web of material that is movable in a web direction, the web having a first side of the web to wipe a printhead face and a second side of the web opposite the first side of the web;
a dispensing apparatus to dispense a liquid upon the web;
a scraper element to scrape the dispensed liquid from the web, the scraper element positioned adjacent to the second side of the web, downstream of the dispensing apparatus, and upstream of the printhead face;
a collector element including a trough, the collector element to cause collection of the dispensed liquid scraped from the web by the scraper element into the trough; and
a pusher element to push against the second side of the web and thereby cause the first side of the web to wipe the printhead face, the pusher element positioned adjacent to the second side of the web and downstream of the dispensing apparatus and the scraper element.