Patents by Inventor Kenta Udagawa

Kenta Udagawa 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).

  • Patent number: 10967643
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid ejecting apparatus comprising: a cartridge capable of ejecting a liquid stored therein; a flow channel through which the cartridge and a liquid tank capable of supplying the liquid to the cartridge are in fluid communication with each other; a closing unit capable of closing the flow channel; and a movable member configured to be operated before the cartridge and the flow channel are uncoupled. The closing unit comprises a closing member, and closes the flow channel with the closing member moved with movement of the movable member. The liquid ejecting apparatus further comprises a carriage capable of carrying the cartridge and moving during liquid ejection of the cartridge. The movable member is a covering member provided to the carriage and configured to cover the cartridge, and in replacement of the cartridge, the movable member is removed from covering the cartridge to allow access to the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tatsuo Nanjo, Kenta Udagawa, Hiroshi Koshikawa, Keisuke Iinuma
  • Publication number: 20200342948
    Abstract: A liquid discharge head having an element board including an element configured to discharge a liquid includes a first storage element and a second storage element. The first storage element is a fuse element or an anti-fuse element. The second storage element is a semiconductor memory capable of holding a larger capacity than the first storage element. The second storage element is provided on an area other than the element board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamada, Kenta Udagawa, Wataru Takahashi, Norihiro Ikebe
  • Publication number: 20200307224
    Abstract: A liquid storage bottle includes a bottle body having a resin-made first cylindrical part at one end, the first cylindrical part having an opening at its front end, and a tubular nozzle for pouring out the liquid contained in the inside of the bottle body by way of the opening, the tubular nozzle having a resin-made second cylindrical part bonded to the bottle body. The inner peripheral surface of the second cylindrical part is welded to the outer peripheral surface of the first cylindrical part. The outer peripheral surface of the first cylindrical part is provided with an annular groove extending in the circumferential direction and the annular groove is made to contain a part of the resin that is molten during the bonding operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Manabu Ohara, Kenta Udagawa, Hiroki Hayashi, Hiroshi Koshikawa, Noriyasu Nagai, Shoki Takiguchi
  • Publication number: 20200307872
    Abstract: A liquid storage bottle includes a nozzle which has an inlet through which a liquid is injected, a cylindrical cap which is mountable on the nozzle to open or close the inlet, a slit valve which is provided in the inlet and includes a plurality of slits intersecting each other, and a sealing unit which seals the inlet when the cap is mounted on the nozzle. The cap includes a protrusion which protrudes from a surface facing the inlet toward the slit valve when the cap is mounted on the nozzle, and a tip portion of the protrusion faces the slit valve at a position separated in a radial direction of the nozzle from an intersection of the plurality of slits in a state where the inlet is sealed by the sealing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Noriyasu Nagai, Kenta Udagawa, Hiroshi Koshikawa, Hiroki Hayashi, Manabu Ohara, Shoki Takiguchi
  • Publication number: 20200307228
    Abstract: A liquid storage bottle includes a bottle main body, a nozzle having a discharge port through which a liquid stored in the bottle main body is discharged, a cap mountable on the nozzle and a sealing unit sealing the discharge port when the cap is mounted on the nozzle. The sealing unit includes an annular first rib, an annular second rib and an annular third rib. The outer peripheral surface of the first rib is inclined with respect to the axial direction of the nozzle so that a diameter decreases toward a tip portion of the first rib and the inner peripheral surface of the third rib is inclined with respect to the axial direction of the cap so that a diameter increases toward a tip portion of the third rib.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Shoki Takiguchi, Kenta Udagawa, Hiroki Hayashi, Hiroshi Koshikawa, Noriyasu Nagai, Manabu Ohara
  • Publication number: 20200307230
    Abstract: A liquid storage bottle includes a bottle main body having a first cylindrical portion formed of a resin and a nozzle and has a second cylindrical portion formed of a resin and welded to the first cylindrical portion on an outer peripheral side of the first cylindrical portion. The first cylindrical portion includes an outer peripheral surface and a first annular surface extending radially outward from an axial end portion of the outer peripheral surface, the second cylindrical portion includes an inner peripheral surface facing the outer peripheral surface of the first cylindrical portion and a second annular surface which extends radially outward from an axial end portion of the inner peripheral surface and faces the first annular surface of the first cylindrical portion, and a peripheral wall portion extending in an axial direction is formed radially outside the second annular surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Noriyasu Nagai, Kenta Udagawa, Hiroki Hayashi, Hiroshi Koshikawa, Manabu Ohara, Shoki Takiguchi
  • Publication number: 20200298575
    Abstract: A sealing member is applied to the surface of a liquid storage container having a liquid supply port provided so as to be open to a concave space formed on the surface with a gap between the applied sealing member and the liquid supply ports so as to seal the concave space. The liquid supply port has a profile adapted to be inserted into and connected to a connecting portion for supplying liquid to the liquid supply port. A cut score section is formed on the sealing member as including a center point located at the position on the extension from the front end of the liquid supply port in the direction of connecting the liquid supply port to the connecting portion and the cut score section is torn as it is pressed by the connecting portion moving toward the liquid supply port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Keisuke Iinuma, Tatsuo Nanjo, Wataru Takahashi, Kenta Udagawa
  • Patent number: 10618293
    Abstract: The ink adhesion surface sides of the plug member removed from the ink jet recording apparatus and the cap removed from the ink replenishment container are faced each other, superposed and attached so that the ink adhesion surfaces are not exposed to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Koshikawa, Kenta Udagawa
  • Publication number: 20200079096
    Abstract: Provided is a technique that enables openings for injecting liquid to be sealed with a simple and low-cost configuration. A liquid reservoir container includes: a reservoir portion configured to contain liquid in an inside of the reservoir portion and having multiple openings communicating with the inside; a supply portion connected to at least one of the openings and configured to supply liquid to the reservoir portion from a tank reserving the liquid via a flow path; and a sheet member. The liquid reservoir container supplies liquid reserved in the reservoir portion to an ejecting portion configured to eject liquid, and the sheet member is attached to the reservoir portion so as to seal an opening to which the supply portion is not connected of the multiple openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Keisuke Iinuma, Kenta Udagawa, Tatsuo Nanjo, Hiroshi Koshikawa
  • Publication number: 20200079094
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid ejecting apparatus comprising: a cartridge capable of ejecting a liquid stored therein; a flow channel through which the cartridge and a liquid tank capable of supplying the liquid to the cartridge are in fluid communication with each other; a closing unit capable of closing the flow channel; and a movable member configured to be operated before the cartridge and the flow channel are uncoupled. The closing unit comprises a closing member, and closes the flow channel with the closing member moved with movement of the movable member. The liquid ejecting apparatus further comprises a carriage capable of carrying the cartridge and moving during liquid ejection of the cartridge. The movable member is a covering member provided to the carriage and configured to cover the cartridge, and in replacement of the cartridge, the movable member is removed from covering the cartridge to allow access to the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Tatsuo Nanjo, Kenta Udagawa, Hiroshi Koshikawa, Keisuke Iinuma
  • Publication number: 20190163091
    Abstract: The ink adhesion surface sides of the plug member removed from the ink jet recording apparatus and the cap removed from the ink replenishment container are faced each other, superposed and attached so that the ink adhesion surfaces are not exposed to the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroshi Koshikawa, Kenta Udagawa
  • Patent number: 10207511
    Abstract: There is provided an ink cartridge capable of accomplishing satisfactory electrical connection relative to a printer main assembly. An ink cartridge detachably mountable to a cartridge mounting portion provided with an ink receiving tube and a plurality of electrical connecting portions, the ink cartridge including a tube inserting portion into which the receiving tube is insertable, a substrate provided on a front side in a position above the tube inserting portion, a plurality of electrical contacts electrically connectable with the plurality of electrical connecting portions, the electrical contacts being arranged on the substrate in a direction crossing with a direction from a bottom surface toward an upper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuo Nanjo, Yasuo Kotaki, Kenta Udagawa, Hiroshi Koshikawa, Wataru Takahashi, Koichi Kubo, Shigeki Fukui, Naozumi Nabeshima, Soji Kondo, Masafumi Seki, Kazuya Yoshii, Satoshi Kimura, Kyosuke Toda
  • Patent number: 9908338
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid storage bottle capable of suppressing a decrease in degree of internal pressure reduction with a simple configuration. The liquid storage bottle includes: a main body portion configured to store a liquid; a nozzle portion configured to discharge the liquid stored in the main body portion; a cap mounted on the nozzle portion; a space portion formed between the nozzle portion and the cap; and a communicating portion configured to allow the space portion to communicate with outside of the liquid storage bottle. The nozzle portion includes a contact portion which comes into contact with the cap in a state in which the cap is mounted on the nozzle portion, and the communicating portion is a groove portion formed by cutting out a part of the contact portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Koshikawa, Yasuo Kotaki, Kenta Udagawa, Wataru Takahashi, Koichi Kubo, Naozumi Nabeshima, Soji Kondo, Kazuya Yoshii, Kenichi Kanno
  • Publication number: 20180015728
    Abstract: To provide an ink cartridge capable of accomplishing satisfactory electrical connection relative to a printer main assembly An ink cartridge 1 detachably mountable to a cartridge mounting portion 33 provided with an ink receiving tube 52 and a plurality of electrical connecting portions 55, the ink cartridge 1 including a tube inserting portion 8 into which the receiving tube 52 is insertable, a substrate 3 provided on a front side 2c in a position above the tube inserting portion 8, a plurality of electrical contacts 4 electrically connectable with the plurality of electrical connecting portions 55, the electrical contacts 4 being arranged on the substrate 3 in a direction crossing with a direction from a bottom surface 2b toward an upper surface 2a
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Tatsuo Nanjo, Yasuo Kotaki, Kenta Udagawa, Hiroshi Koshikawa, Wataru Takahashi, Koichi Kubo, Shigeki Fukui, Naozumi Nabeshima, Soji Kondo, Masafumi Seki, Kazuya Yoshii, Satoshi Kimura, Kyosuke Toda
  • Patent number: 9840082
    Abstract: To provide an ink cartridge capable of accomplishing satisfactory electrical connection relative to a printer main assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuo Nanjo, Yasuo Kotaki, Kenta Udagawa, Hiroshi Koshikawa, Wataru Takahashi, Koichi Kubo, Shigeki Fukui, Naozumi Nabeshima, Soji Kondo, Masafumi Seki, Kazuya Yoshii, Satoshi Kimura, Kyosuke Toda
  • Patent number: 9821562
    Abstract: To provide an ink cartridge in which a satisfactory electrical connection with a printer main assembly can be established An ink cartridge 1 detachably mountable to a cartridge mounting portion 33 including an ink receiving tube 52, an electrical connecting portion 55 and a locking lever 58, the ink cartridge 1 includes a tube inserting portion 8 into which an ink receiving tube 52 is inserted and which is provided in a lower portion at a front surface 2c of a casing 2, an electrical contact 4 provided above the tube inserting portion 8 and electrically connectable with the electrical connecting portion 55, and an engaging portion 24 provided in a position closer to the electrical contact than to the tube inserting portion 8 and engageable with the locking lever 58.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuo Nanjo, Yasuo Kotaki, Kenta Udagawa, Hiroshi Koshikawa, Wataru Takahashi, Koichi Kubo, Shigeki Fukui, Naozumi Nabeshima, Soji Kondo, Masafumi Seki, Kazuya Yoshii, Satoshi Kimura, Kyosuke Toda
  • Publication number: 20170120606
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid storage bottle capable of suppressing a decrease in degree of internal pressure reduction with a simple configuration. The liquid storage bottle includes: a main body portion configured to store a liquid; a nozzle portion configured to discharge the liquid stored in the main body portion; a cap mounted on the nozzle portion; a space portion formed between the nozzle portion and the cap; and a communicating portion configured to allow the space portion to communicate with outside of the liquid storage bottle. The nozzle portion includes a contact portion which comes into contact with the cap in a state in which the cap is mounted on the nozzle portion, and the communicating portion is a groove portion formed by cutting out a part of the contact portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Hiroshi Koshikawa, Yasuo Kotaki, Kenta Udagawa, Wataru Takahashi, Koichi Kubo, Naozumi Nabeshima, Soji Kondo, Kazuya Yoshii, Kenichi Kanno
  • Publication number: 20170096010
    Abstract: To provide an ink cartridge in which a satisfactory electrical connection with a printer main assembly can be established An ink cartridge 1 detachably mountable to a cartridge mounting portion 33 including an ink receiving tube 52, an electrical connecting portion 55 and a locking lever 58, the ink cartridge 1 includes a tube inserting portion 8 into which an ink receiving tube 52 is inserted and which is provided in a lower portion at a front surface 2c of a casing 2, an electrical contact 4 provided above the tube inserting portion 8 and electrically connectable with the electrical connecting portion 55, and an engaging portion 24 provided in a position closer to the electrical contact than to the tube inserting portion 8 and engageable with the locking lever 58.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Tatsuo Nanjo, Yasuo Kotaki, Kenta Udagawa, Hiroshi Koshikawa, Wataru Takahashi, Koichi Kubo, Shigeki Fukui, Naozumi Nabeshima, Soji Kondo, Masafumi Seki, Kazuya Yoshii, Satoshi Kimura, Kyosuke Toda
  • Patent number: D816158
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventors: Kazuya Yoshii, Yasuo Kotaki, Kenta Udagawa, Hiroshi Koshikawa, Wataru Takahashi, Koichi Kubo, Shigeki Fukui, Naozumi Nabeshima, Soji Kondo, Tatsuo Nanjo, Norihiro Ikebe, Kenichi Kanno, Keiichiro Tsukuda, Hiroki Nakanishi
  • Patent number: D869550
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuya Yoshii, Yasuo Kotaki, Kenta Udagawa, Hiroshi Koshikawa, Wataru Takahashi, Koichi Kubo, Shigeki Fukui, Naozumi Nabeshima, Soji Kondo, Tatsuo Nanjo, Norihiro Ikebe, Kenichi Kanno, Keiichiro Tsukuda, Hiroki Nakanishi