Patents Assigned to Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20210016491
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for a shaped object for manufacturing the shaped object used as a parts when creating a three-dimensional object assembled by combining multiple parts, where the shaped object including a surface region, an end region, and an inner region is shaped. A surface colored portion, which is a portion to be colored in the surface region, is formed, so that a light entering from a side opposite to the inner region is reflected by the inner region to an outside of the shaped object. And, an end colored portion, which is a portion to be colored in the end region, is formed to have a light reflectivity higher than that of the surface colored portion using a coloring material and a light reflective material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji HARAYAMA
  • Patent number: 10882254
    Abstract: A printing device is provided and includes: a table attaching portion, replaceably attaching a respective table of a first table for mounting a three-dimensional object and a second table including a mounting surface for mounting a medium and a plurality of pass-through holes passing through the mounting surface and a back surface on an opposite side of the mounting surface; an ejecting unit, ejecting a shaping material for shaping the three-dimensional object and a coloring material for coloring the three-dimensional object and the medium toward the table attached to the table attaching portion; a relative moving portion, relatively moving the table attaching portion and the ejecting unit in a vertical direction and a horizontal direction; and a suction portion, decompressing a side of the back surface of the second table when the second table is attached to the table attaching portion to adsorb the medium to the mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Matsushima, Tomoya Kawai
  • Patent number: 10875353
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for a decorated object is provided. In this manufacturing method, a foil is attached to a medium to obtain the decorated object. The manufacturing method includes: a foil layer forming step of attaching the foil to an adhesive layer formed on the medium, so as to form a foil layer in a manner that the adhesive layer is partly exposed; and an ink layer forming step of applying an ink to the foil layer on which the adhesive layer is partly exposed, so as to form an ink layer in a manner that the ink contacts an exposed part of the adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junki Kasahara, Akira Takatsu
  • Patent number: 10875311
    Abstract: An ink-jet printer includes; an ink-jet head having a nozzle surface in which a plurality of nozzles for discharging ink; and a wiping device, having a blade for wiping the nozzle surface, which wipes the nozzle surface by use of the blade, by moving the blade in relation to the nozzle surface; wherein, the ink-jet head includes a convex wall part that surrounds the nozzle surface in a state of protruding in a direction in which the ink is discharged by the nozzles; and a direction of wiping by the wiping device is almost the same as a stretching direction of a line connecting the nozzles being closest to the convex wall part, among the plurality of nozzles formed in the nozzle surface, and a part of the convex wall part being closest to the nozzles. Hence, reducing an incidence of defective discharging of ink by the ink-jet head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shoko Maeno
  • Patent number: 10875341
    Abstract: A printing apparatus is provided that effectively prevents the risk of ink bleeding so as to obtain a high-quality print result. The printing apparatus includes an inkjet head that ejects droplets of ink using inkjet technique so as to adhere the ink to the medium, and an ultraviolet light source that radiates ultraviolet light. The ink contains a colorant, an ultraviolet absorbent, a resin, and an aqueous solvent that emulsifies or suspends the resin. The ultraviolet light source irradiates the ink adhered to the medium with ultraviolet light to heat the ink to a temperature lower than a boiling point of the ink and high enough to prevent the ink from bleeding, so that the aqueous solvent is at least in part volatilized and removed from the ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanobu Shinohara, Takashi Namiki
  • Publication number: 20200398600
    Abstract: A method for producing a printed product is provided. The method capable of producing the printed product is superior in a friction fastness and a texture. And, a printing system is also provided. The method includes a printing step in which an ink composition for inkjet, containing a colorant and a crosslinkable binder component, is inkjet-printed onto a textile good to obtain a print body; and a heat-treatment step in which, by heat-treatment of the print body with steam, the crosslinkable binder component is caused to melt or soften, and to crosslink to be a film, thereby fixing the colorant to fibers of the textile good. The printing system includes a printing apparatus and a heat-treatment equipment with which a print body after printing is heat-treated with steam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuro Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20200391534
    Abstract: A pseudo etching decoration method and a pseudo etching decoration product in which decoration that appears as if a decoration target is etched can be provided to the decoration target without actually performing etching are provided. The pseudo etching decoration method includes: a process (S51) of providing a matte-tone coating to the decoration target; and a process (S52) of forming a gloss-tone film of clear ink on part of the surface of the decoration target by providing gloss-tone printing with the clear ink by UV ink-jet printing on part of the matte-tone coating provided to the decoration target in the process at S51.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keisuke Suda
  • Publication number: 20200394001
    Abstract: A printing function display device is a device that develops a general-purpose user interface for a printing machine that can correspond to each model of a printing machine of a plurality of models. The printing function display device includes a control unit, and the control unit acquires, from a storage unit in which data on a printing function of the printing machine of a plurality of models is stored so as to be reflected on the user interface, data of the printing function of the printing machine of a predetermined model and reflects the data on the user interface to be developed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuta Kanai
  • Publication number: 20200391444
    Abstract: A three-dimensional object manufacturing method includes steps of: generating, based on three-dimensional data of a three-dimensional object, two-dimensional data for a two-dimensional printed matter in which at least a part of an image appearing on a surface of the three-dimensional object is printed on a medium, and three-dimensional data of a three-dimensional shaped object that includes an attachment groove to which inside the two-dimensional printed matter is attached and forms the three-dimensional object when the two-dimensional printed matter is attached inside the attachment groove (S102); generating the two-dimensional printed matter by a two-dimensional printer based on the two-dimensional data generated in S102 (S103); generating the three-dimensional shaped object by a three-dimensional printer based on three-dimensional data generated in S102 (S104); and generating the three-dimensional object by attaching the two-dimensional printed matter generated in S103 to the inside of the attachment groov
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya NOZAKI, Norikazu NAKAMURA, Akira IKEDA
  • Patent number: 10850532
    Abstract: To allow printing through a more appropriate method when carrying out printing using a two-liquid type ink. A fixing agent amount setting method of setting a usage amount of a fixing agent, which is liquid for fixing an ink, which is a colored ink, on a medium, where a fixing agent density, which is an amount of the fixing agent to eject per unit area is made to correspond with a colored ink density, which is an amount of the ink to eject per unit area, and set to a value smaller than or equal to an upper limit value of a fixing agent density corresponding to a maximum fixing agent density at which color unevenness does not occur on the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Misaki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10843409
    Abstract: A three-dimensional object production apparatus includes a table, an ink-jet head, a flattening roller, a carriage, and a roller lifting-lowering mechanism. The ink-jet head is configured to eject ink droplets toward the table. The flattening roller is configured to flatten a surface of a layer of the ink. The carriage is configured to carry the ink-jet head and the flattening roller. The roller lifting-lowering mechanism is configured to lift and lower the flattening roller, and includes a roller holding member configured to rotatable hold the flattening roller, and a swing mechanism configured to cause the roller holding member to swing between a contact position and a retracted position. The flattening roller is able to contact the surface of the layer of the ink when the contact position is reached, and is retracted to be more on an upward side than the surface of the layer of the ink when the retracted position is reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kosuke Kobayashi, Takuya Matsushima
  • Patent number: 10843461
    Abstract: A head holding mechanism and an inkjet printer are provided. The head holding mechanism includes a head holding member that holds an inkjet head, a carriage side member attached to the carriage and to which the head holding member is fixed, and a fixing member for fixing the head holding member to the carriage side member. The fixing member is movably held by the carriage side member. The fixing member is movable between an engagement position where the fixing member engages with the head holding member to fix the head holding member to the carriage side member, and a disengagement position where the engagement state of the head holding member and the fixing member is released and the head holding member is detachable from the carriage side member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20200361226
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a printing unit that performs printing on a print medium with a sheet shape, a medium feeding unit and a medium winding unit that conveys the print medium in a predetermined conveyance direction, a controller that controls the printing unit, the medium feeding unit, and the medium winding unit, and a shaft that winds the printed print medium. The controller includes a cutting position determination unit that determines a cutting position to cut and separate the print medium in the width direction upstream by a predetermined length from the end of the image of the first print surface in the conveyance direction, and the cutting position determination unit determines the cutting position so as to cut upstream from the end with an increase in the circumferential length of the print medium wound around the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Osamu Igarashi
  • Patent number: 10828912
    Abstract: A wider variety of printing is performed more appropriately using ink that generates heat by energy radiation. A printing method of performing a printing on a medium using a color ink includes a water-soluble ink layer forming step of forming a water-soluble ink layer that is a layer of ink that becomes water-soluble after fixing, a color ink layer forming step of ejecting the color ink to the medium to form a color ink layer that is a layer of the color ink, and a water-soluble ink layer removing step of removing the water-soluble ink layer. The color ink includes a colorant and a solvent and generates heat by radiation of an energy ray. In the color ink layer forming step, the energy ray is emitted to the color ink after ink droplets landing to remove by evaporation at least a part of the solvent included in the color ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaru Ohnishi
  • Patent number: 10828900
    Abstract: An inkjet printing device includes: an ink head, having a nozzle hole opened in a nozzle surface; a carriage, being movable in a main scanning direction and in which multiple ink heads being arranged in the main scanning direction; and a capping mechanism. When the ink head is disposed at a standby position set within a movement range of the carriage, the capping mechanism brings the cap portion into contact with the nozzle surface to cover a region where the nozzle hole opened in the nozzle surface. The cap portion includes: an annular wall, surrounding a region where the nozzle hole opened in the nozzle surface; and a bottom wall portion, sealing an opening of the annular wall and being disposed with an interval from the nozzle surface. On an inner periphery of the annular wall, a slit directed toward the bottom wall portion is provided over the entire periphery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10821744
    Abstract: A medium wind-up device is provided to suppress causing a wrinkle at a time of winding a medium, and also suppress a fluctuation of a winding position. The medium wind-up device includes: a tension roller that presses a medium, which is belt-shaped and transferred in a transfer direction that is predetermined, in order to provide the medium with a tension; a reversing roller that reverses the medium pressed by the tension roller, and the reversing roller being rotatable so as to follow a move of the medium; a loading mechanism that is capable of placing a load against a rotation of the reversing roller; and a wind-up portion that winds up the medium reversed by the reversing roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Akuta, Tomohiro Takano, Kosaku Hotta
  • Publication number: 20200338914
    Abstract: An inkjet printing apparatus includes a mounting unit where a recording medium is mountable, a head unit that ejects ink droplets to the recording medium, a planar direction driving unit that drives at least one of the head unit ejecting the ink droplets and the mounting unit to move in a planar direction and that changes a relative positions of the head unit and the mounting unit in the planar direction, and a height direction driving unit that changes a relative positions of the head unit and the mounting unit in a height direction perpendicular to the planar direction. The planar direction driving unit has a moving speed changing mechanism that changes a carriage speed between the head unit and the mounting unit in the planar direction. The height direction driving unit has a distance changing mechanism that changes a distance between the head unit and the mounting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaru OHNISHI
  • Patent number: 10814639
    Abstract: To allow printing through a more appropriate method when carrying out printing using a two-liquid type ink. A fixing agent amount setting method of setting a usage amount of a fixing agent, which is liquid for fixing an ink, which is a colored ink, on a medium, where a fixing agent density, which is an amount of the fixing agent to eject per unit area is made to correspond with a colored ink density, which is an amount of the ink to eject per unit area, and set to a value smaller than or equal to an upper limit value of a fixing agent density corresponding to a maximum fixing agent density at which color unevenness does not occur on the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Misaki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10817226
    Abstract: A processing data generation program, a processing data generation system, and a processing data generation method are provided for enabling printed matters having various shapes and sizes. A processing data generation apparatus is configured to display a preview image of a template for print data (S121), contain templates for respective pieces of print data of multiple images having designs identical to each other and different sizes, receive designation of a template selected from a group of templates preview images of which are displayed at S121 (S122), identify cut data indicating a size of a cut area that matches the size of an image in the print data corresponding to the template the designation of which has been received at S122, and generate POP data including the cut data and print data created from the print data corresponding to the template the designation of which has been received at S122.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Taiki Takaoka
  • Patent number: 10811246
    Abstract: A forming method for forming a three-dimensional object includes a generating step including, based on model data representing the object, generating cross-section data respectively representing cross-sections of the object that are different in position in a cross-section arrangement direction. An executing step includes discharging build materials respectively based on the cross-section data. When at least a portion of the object is to be colored: the cross-section data include colored region data respectively representing cross-sections of a colored region of the object that is to be colored based on a color of a surface of the object; the executing step includes forming the colored region using the build materials based on the colored region data; the model data represents the color of the surface of the object in a multi-level gradation; and each of the colored region data represents a color in a lower level of gradation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji Harayama