Patents by Inventor HERBERT D. VARGAS

HERBERT D. VARGAS has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20010013884
    Abstract: An ink refill system, ink refill station, ink refill kit, and method to replenish both pigment and/or dye-based inks in cartridges of ink jet printers, plotters, copiers, and fax machines. A number of embodiments are described. The principal embodiment is a refill kit characterized by a spring clip assembly removably mountable on a cartridge. The clip assembly has mounted upon it a member which is sealingly connectable to the vacuum relief valve port or bubble generator on the bottom of the ink jet cartridge, an internal channel of the clip assembly connecting the bubble generator port and sealing member to a receptacle which removably connects to a flexible ink refill bottle, which bottle is adapted to both inject ink into, and remove excess air from, the cartridge via the bubble generator port. A permanently mountable footplate embodiment of this system is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 1997
    Publication date: August 16, 2001