Inkjet recording apparatus

  • US 9,550,379 B2
  • Filed: 11/12/2015
  • Issued: 01/24/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/28/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An inkjet recording apparatus, comprising:

  • a first conveyor including a first nip member and a second nip member defining a first nip point therebetween, wherein the first conveyor nips and conveys a sheet in a conveying direction through a transport path;

    a recording head including nozzles that eject ink droplets onto the sheet conveyed by the first conveyor;

    a corrugate mechanism disposed upstream of the nozzles with respect to the conveying direction and including at least one contact member that forms a corrugated shape in the sheet;

    a plurality of second conveyors spaced apart from each other with respect to a scanning direction orthogonal to the conveying direction, wherein the plurality of second conveyors includes a first nip member and a second nip member defining a second nip point therebetween, and wherein the second nip point of the plurality of second conveyors is located downstream of the nozzles with respect to the conveying direction; and

    a spur roller disposed between a pair of second conveyors with respect to the scanning direction, wherein a lower end of the spur roller is located downstream of the second nip point of the plurality of second conveyors in the conveying direction, wherein the spur roller contacts the sheet and forms the corrugated shape in the sheet in conjunction with the plurality of second conveyors, and wherein the spur roller at least partially overlaps with one of the at least one contact member of the corrugate mechanism when viewed in the conveying direction.

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