Replaceable ink container adapted to form reliable fluid, air and electrical connection to a printing system

  • US 6,588,880 B1
  • Filed: 01/11/2000
  • Issued: 07/08/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/04/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A replaceable ink container for providing ink to a printing system that is configured with a receiving mechanical feature and a resilient electrical interconnect, the replaceable ink container comprising:

  • an electrical contact configured for removable coupling to the electrical interconnect of the printing system; and

    a mechanical feature having a protruding alignment guide member located in close proximity to the electrical contact and being removeably coupled to the resilient electrical interconnect for urging and repositioning the resilient electrical interconnect into proper electrical coupling with the electrical contact when engaged with the receiving mechanical feature of the printing system.

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