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- Patents > 2009-10-29 > SECTION B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING > PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS > TYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
LIQUID EJECTION APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
The liquid ejection apparatus comprises: a liquid ejection head having an ejection port surface on which ejection ports for ejecting liquid are formed; a wiping device having a blade member which wipes and cleans the ejection port surface; a sliding device which causes the blade member to slide relatively with respect to the ejection port surface; a state identification device which identifies at least one state, of a state of the ejection ports, a state of the ejection port surface, and an operational state of the blade member when sliding over the ejection port surface; and a cleaning capability modification device which modifies a cleaning capability of the wiping device in accordance with a determination result of the state identification device.
Filed on: 2009-06-23; Application Number: 12490134