Inkjet recording apparatus

  • US 10,710,384 B2
  • Filed: 03/15/2019
  • Issued: 07/14/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/28/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An inkjet recording apparatus, comprising:

  • a first conveyor configured to nip and convey a sheet along a conveying direction;

    a platen disposed downstream of the first conveyor with respect to the conveying direction;

    a recording head disposed opposite to the platen and including nozzles that eject ink droplets;

    a plurality of second conveyors disposed downstream of the platen with respect to the conveying direction and space apart from each other with respect to a width direction orthogonal to the conveying direction, and wherein the plurality of second conveyors is configured to nip and convey the sheet along the conveying direction;

    a support member disposed downstream of the platen with respect to the conveying direction and comprises a plurality of first ribs that support the sheet conveyed by the plurality of the second conveyors, wherein the plurality of first ribs are spaced apart from each other with respect to the width direction; and

    a first contact member comprising a first contact portion extending toward the support member and that contacts the sheet at a position downstream of nip points of the plurality of second conveyor, wherein the first contact portion is disposed between two of the first ribs with respect to the width direction.

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