Patents by Inventor Hiroyoshi Ozeki

Hiroyoshi Ozeki 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: 20210078333
    Abstract: There is provided a technique of improving the mounting position of a liquid container relative to a liquid ejection device. The liquid container configured to be mountable to and dismountable from a case of the liquid ejection device includes a bag-like member that has flexibility and that includes a containing portion provided to contain a liquid inside thereof; and connection member that is located at an end of the bag-like member. The connection member includes a liquid outlet configured such that a liquid introducing element of the liquid ejection device is inserted in the liquid outlet; a container-side electrical connecting structure configured such that a device-side electrical connecting structure of the liquid ejection device is connected with the container-side electrical connecting structure; and two guided elements configured such that at least respective parts of two guide elements of the case are fitted in the two guided elements in a state that the liquid container is placed in the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi NAGASHIMA, Hiroyuki KAWATE, Yoshiaki SHIMIZU, Akihiro TOYA, Tetsuya TAKAMOTO, Tadahiro MIZUTANI, Hiroyoshi OZEKI, Manabu YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10882321
    Abstract: A liquid supplier can be attached to and detached from a case of a liquid ejection device, and includes a connection member located at an end of the case. The connection member includes a liquid outlet member including a liquid outlet port and a connection port, a container-side electric connector, a first receiving portion that receives a first positioning portion of the liquid ejection device, and a second receiving portion that receives a second positioning portion of the liquid ejection device. The width of the liquid supplier in the Z direction is smaller than a width in the Y direction and a width in the X direction. The liquid supplier further includes a tube whose one end is connected to the connection port, and into which liquid is injected from another end that is located outside the liquid ejection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Manabu Yamaguchi, Hiroyuki Kawate, Takumi Nagashima, Hiroyoshi Ozeki, Taku Ishizawa
  • Patent number: 10850525
    Abstract: A liquid container includes: a flexible bag provided with a liquid container that internally contains the liquid; a liquid outlet member attached to a one end portion of the bag; and a connection member that is attached to the one end portion of the bag so as to cover the liquid outlet member and a portion of the one end portion of the bag from the outside. The bag includes a sealed portion on an outer periphery side relative to the liquid container, the sealed portion includes a one end portion-side sealed portion, and a first width, which is a width of the one end portion-side sealed portion in at least a surrounding region of the connection member, is larger than a second width, which is a width of the sealed portion at other ends of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi Nagashima, Hiroyuki Kawate, Hiroyoshi Ozeki, Manabu Yamaguchi, Koichi Toba
  • Patent number: 10613475
    Abstract: A packing member includes a first section arranged to face a first face of a flexible bag of the liquid container along a DW plane that includes the D direction and the W direction; a second section arranged to face a second face of the bag along the DW plane, and sandwiches the bag in the T direction in cooperation with the first section; a fixing portion that fixes the first section and the second section in a state of sandwiching the bag in the T direction; and a pressurizing portion that presses the region of a portion of the bag sandwiched between the first section and the second section in a fixed state where the bag is fixed between the first section and the second section by the fixing portion, such that pressure in the liquid storage portion rises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi Nagashima, Hiroyuki Kawate, Hiroyoshi Ozeki, Manabu Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10500866
    Abstract: The liquid container is detachable from a case of a liquid ejection apparatus. The liquid container has a bag-shaped member that is flexible and has a storage portion for storing a liquid therein, and a connection member attached to the bag-shaped member. The connection member has a liquid introducing outlet into which a liquid introducing portion of the liquid ejection apparatus is inserted, a container-side electrical connection unit to which an apparatus-side electrical connection unit of the liquid ejection apparatus is connected, and a handle that pivots with respect to the connection member. In a state where the liquid container is arranged in the case, the handle is provided at a position exposed to the outside of the case, and when the liquid container is mounted to/removed from the case, the handle is brought into a second orientation in which the handle is pivoted from a first orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kawate, Tadahiro Mizutani, Yoshiaki Shimizu, Takumi Nagashima, Akihiro Toya, Hiroyoshi Ozeki, Manabu Yamaguchi, Tetsuya Takamoto
  • Publication number: 20190366723
    Abstract: A liquid container includes: a flexible bag provided with a liquid container that internally contains the liquid; a liquid outlet member attached to a one end portion of the bag; and a connection member that is attached to the one end portion of the bag so as to cover the liquid outlet member and a portion of the one end portion of the bag from the outside. The bag includes a sealed portion on an outer periphery side relative to the liquid container, the sealed portion includes a one end portion-side sealed portion, and a first width, which is a width of the one end portion-side sealed portion in at least a surrounding region of the connection member, is larger than a second width, which is a width of the sealed portion at other ends of the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi NAGASHIMA, Hiroyuki KAWATE, Hiroyoshi OZEKI, Manabu YAMAGUCHI, Koichi TOBA
  • Patent number: 10486426
    Abstract: Provided is technology for improving a mechanism for attaching a cartridge to a printer. A cartridge includes a main body that includes a front face, a rear face that opposes the front face, a lower face, an upper face that opposes the lower face, and two side faces, a liquid container that is provided inside the main body, and contains liquid, a liquid supply port that is provided in the front face, and is connected to a liquid introduction portion of a printer so as to supply the liquid contained in the liquid container, a cartridge-side electrical connector that is provided in the front face, and is to be connected to a device-side electrical connector of the printer while receiving a biasing force from a terminal portion, and a lock mechanism that is provided in the rear face, and restricts movement of the cartridge in an attached state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi Nagashima, Hiroyoshi Ozeki
  • Publication number: 20190352053
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a liquid storage body includes: preparing a pre-restored storage body that has a bag to which a connection member is attached, and that is thereby sealed, the connection member being provided with a liquid outlet port, a storage-body-side electrical connection portion, a first receiving portion that receives a first positioning portion, and a second receiving portion that receives a second positioning portion; forming a communication portion that is in communication with the internal space of the bag by processing the bag; injecting a liquid from the communication portion into the internal space of the bag; and closing the communication portion so as to seal the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi OZEKI, Takumi NAGASHIMA, Manabu YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190329558
    Abstract: A liquid supplier can be attached to and detached from a case of a liquid ejection device, and includes a connection member located at an end of the case. The connection member includes a liquid outlet member including a liquid outlet port and a connection port, a container-side electric connector, a first receiving portion that receives a first positioning portion of the liquid ejection device, and a second receiving portion that receives a second positioning portion of the liquid ejection device. The width of the liquid supplier in the Z direction is smaller than a width in the Y direction and a width in the X direction. The liquid supplier further includes a tube whose one end is connected to the connection port, and into which liquid is injected from another end that is located outside the liquid ejection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Manabu YAMAGUCHI, Hiroyuki KAWATE, Takumi NAGASHIMA, Hiroyoshi OZEKI, Taku ISHIZAWA
  • Patent number: 10449772
    Abstract: A cartridge includes: a case; an accommodation part inside of the case; a liquid leading-out port; a cartridge side electrical connection part; and a cartridge side fixation structure. Engagement of the device side fixation structure and the cartridge side fixation structure restricts moving the case in a state of being imparted with the force directing to ?Z direction. The cartridge side fixation structure and the cartridge side electrical connection part overlap with each other at least in a part when the cartridge is viewed in Z directions. A width of the cartridge in the Z direction is smaller than a width in Y direction and a width in the X directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi Nagashima, Hiroyoshi Ozeki, Hiroyuki Kawate, Atsushi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10343412
    Abstract: The liquid container has a spacer member provided in the liquid storage portion. When three directions orthogonal to each other are assumed to be a D direction, a T direction, and a W direction, in the D direction, a direction from a liquid outlet portion toward the other edge portion of the bag is assumed to be a +D direction, and the opposite direction to the +D direction is assumed to be a ?D direction, and a direction in which the dimension of the outer shape of the liquid container is smallest is assumed to be the T direction, and the spacer member has, on the +D direction side, a face inclined such that the dimension in the T direction of the spacer member increases from the +D direction side toward the ?D direction side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corpoation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kawate, Hiroyoshi Ozeki, Manabu Yamaguchi, Takumi Nagashima, Yoshiaki Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20190196393
    Abstract: A packing member includes a first section arranged to face a first face of a flexible bag of the liquid container along a DW plane that includes the D direction and the W direction; a second section arranged to face a second face of the bag along the DW plane, and sandwiches the bag in the T direction in cooperation with the first section; a fixing portion that fixes the first section and the second section in a state of sandwiching the bag in the T direction; and a pressurizing portion that presses the region of a portion of the bag sandwiched between the first section and the second section in a fixed state where the bag is fixed between the first section and the second section by the fixing portion, such that pressure in the liquid storage portion rises.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi NAGASHIMA, Hiroyuki KAWATE, Hiroyoshi OZEKI, Manabu YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190184710
    Abstract: Liquid and sedimentary components are kept from remaining in a bag of a liquid container. The liquid container includes a flexible bag in which a liquid storage portion for containing a liquid is provided, a liquid outlet member that is attached to one edge portion of the bag, and has a liquid outlet portion for leading out the liquid to a liquid ejection apparatus, a spacer member arranged in the liquid storage portion, and a liquid outlet tube that constitutes a flow path of liquid extending in the liquid storage portion from the liquid outlet member toward the spacer member. The spacer member is arranged at a position separated from an end portion of the liquid storage portion, and at least one directing channel extending from the end portion side of the liquid storage portion in a direction approaching the spacer member is formed in the liquid storage portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION Tokyo
    Inventors: Takumi NAGASHIMA, Hiroyuki Kawate, Hiroyoshi Ozeki, Manabu Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10173431
    Abstract: A liquid containing member that can supply a liquid having a uniform concentration of a precipitating component to a liquid ejecting portion is provided. A liquid containing member includes: a liquid containing portion that can contain ink; a liquid supply port for supplying the ink contained in the liquid containing portion to a liquid ejection head; and a communication channel that is in communication with the liquid containing portion and the liquid supply port. The communication channel has a first end that is positioned at a lower end on the gravity direction side in the liquid containing portion and can suck the ink, and a second end that is positioned closer to the anti-gravity direction side than the first end is, and can suck the ink, in an in-use state in which the ink is supplied from the liquid supply port to the liquid ejection head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kawate, Manabu Yamaguchi, Tadahiro Mizutani, Takuma Ozawa, Satoshi Oya, Hiroyoshi Ozeki
  • Publication number: 20180272726
    Abstract: Provided is technology for improving a mechanism for attaching a cartridge to a printer. A cartridge includes a main body that includes a front face, a rear face that opposes the front face, a lower face, an upper face that opposes the lower face, and two side faces, a liquid container that is provided inside the main body, and contains liquid, a liquid supply port that is provided in the front face, and is connected to a liquid introduction portion of a printer so as to supply the liquid contained in the liquid container, a cartridge-side electrical connector that is provided in the front face, and is to be connected to a device-side electrical connector of the printer while receiving a biasing force from a terminal portion, and a lock mechanism that is provided in the rear face, and restricts movement of the cartridge in an attached state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi Nagashima, Hiroyoshi Ozeki
  • Publication number: 20180272727
    Abstract: A cartridge includes: a case; an accommodation part inside of the case; a liquid leading-out port; a cartridge side electrical connection part; and a cartridge side fixation structure. Engagement of the device side fixation structure and the cartridge side fixation structure restricts moving the case in a state of being imparted with the force directing to ?Z direction. The cartridge side fixation structure and the cartridge side electrical connection part overlap with each other at least in a part when the cartridge is viewed in Z directions. A width of the cartridge in the Z direction is smaller than a width in Y direction and a width in the X directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takumi NAGASHIMA, Hiroyoshi Ozeki, Hiroyuki Kawate, Atsushi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20180264829
    Abstract: A liquid containing member that can supply a liquid having a uniform concentration of a precipitating component to a liquid ejecting portion is provided. A liquid containing member includes: a liquid containing portion that can contain ink; a liquid supply port for supplying the ink contained in the liquid containing portion to a liquid ejection head; and a communication channel that is in communication with the liquid containing portion and the liquid supply port. The communication channel has a first end that is positioned at a lower end on the gravity direction side in the liquid containing portion and can suck the ink, and a second end that is positioned closer to the anti-gravity direction side than the first end is, and can suck the ink, in an in-use state in which the ink is supplied from the liquid supply port to the liquid ejection head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KAWATE, Manabu YAMAGUCHI, Tadahiro MIZUTANI, Takuma OZAWA, Satoshi OYA, Hiroyoshi OZEKI
  • Publication number: 20180257382
    Abstract: Provided is a technique that makes it possible to secure a large storage amount of ink, supply ink to a printer without exposing a tube to the outside of the case of the printer, and easily perform an operation of injecting ink. A liquid ejection apparatus includes a case, a paper-feeding tray, a liquid introduction portion, and a liquid container. The liquid container includes a liquid injection port, a reservoir that stores liquid, and a liquid supply port. The liquid injection port is provided at a position on the ?Y direction side relative to the face on the ?Y direction side of the case in a mounted state where the liquid container is mounted in the container mounting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi OZEKI, Takumi NAGASHIMA, Tadahiro MIZUTANI
  • Patent number: 10000063
    Abstract: A liquid containing member that can supply a liquid having a uniform concentration of a precipitating component to a liquid ejecting portion is provided. A liquid containing member includes: a liquid containing portion that can contain ink; a liquid supply port for supplying the ink contained in the liquid containing portion to a liquid ejection head; and a communication channel that is in communication with the liquid containing portion and the liquid supply port. The communication channel has a first end that is positioned at a lower end on the gravity direction side in the liquid containing portion and can suck the ink, and a second end that is positioned closer to the anti-gravity direction side than the first end is, and can suck the ink, in an in-use state in which the ink is supplied from the liquid supply port to the liquid ejection head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kawate, Manabu Yamaguchi, Tadahiro Mizutani, Takuma Ozawa, Satoshi Oya, Hiroyoshi Ozeki
  • Patent number: 9969174
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid ejection device including a liquid container tray that can suppress change in orientation and position of a liquid container on a support surface due to the difference in size of the liquid container. The liquid ejection device includes: a casing including a guide wall: a liquid container tray configured to support a liquid container: and a recording head that ejects liquid supplied from the liquid container that is supported by the liquid container tray to a medium. The liquid container tray is configured to be inserted to or removed from a casing along the guide wall, and includes a support surface that supports the liquid container and a movable wall configured to move in at least one direction on the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu Yamaguchi, Tadahiro Mizutani, Hiroyuki Kawate, Hiroyoshi Ozeki, Kotoya Aruga