US 9,809,036 B2
Dynamic inkjet nozzle flushing mechanism
Kartheek Chandu, Longmont, CO (US); and Carl Bildstein, Lafayette, CO (US)
Assigned to Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tokyo (JP)
Filed by Kartheek Chandu, Longmont, CO (US); and Carl Bildstein, Lafayette, CO (US)
Filed on Sep. 23, 2011, as Appl. No. 13/242,507.
Prior Publication US 2013/0076820 A1, Mar. 28, 2013
Int. Cl. B41J 2/165 (2006.01); B41J 2/21 (2006.01)
CPC B41J 2/2142 (2013.01) [B41J 2/16526 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method comprising:
rasterizing print job data;
combining a flushing pattern with the print job data;
analyzing an image of a first flushing pattern applied on a medium during production of a print job to detect presence of one or more defective ink jet nozzles
adjusting the flushing pattern from a first flushing pattern to a second flushing pattern during the production of the print job upon detecting the presence of one or more defective print head nozzles.