Patents by Inventor Masaya Uetsuki

Masaya Uetsuki 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: 10717296
    Abstract: A printing apparatus applies liquids so that a reaction liquid and a clear emulsion liquid are mainly applied in a first scanning stage; a coloring material liquid is mainly applied in an intermediate scanning stage; and the clear emulsion liquid is mainly applied in a last scanning stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayuki Ushiyama, Keita Ishimi, Rie Takekoshi, Tatsuo Shimmoto, Masaya Uetsuki
  • Patent number: 10688820
    Abstract: A printing apparatus is operable to eject a plurality of inks having different functions onto any one of a plurality of types of printing medium. The plurality of inks include a first ink containing a coloring material, and a second ink containing a polymer emulsion and substantially no coloring material. The plurality of types of printing medium includes a first printing medium and a second printing medium less permeable to liquid than the first printing medium. When the first printing medium is printed, the first ink is used without using the second ink, and when the second printing medium is printed, both the first and the second ink are used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayuki Ushiyama, Keita Ishimi, Rie Takekoshi, Tatsuo Shimmoto, Masaya Uetsuki
  • Patent number: 10493749
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a printing head configured to eject a first ink and a second ink, wherein the second ink generates less deposition than the first ink, an ink absorber configured to absorb the ink ejected from the printing head, a detection unit configured to detect a state of the ink absorber through an optical method, and a control unit configured to cause the printing head to eject the second ink to the ink absorber based on a detection result of the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoki Yamamuro, Atsushi Arai, Masaya Uetsuki, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Kazuo Suzuki, Yoshinori Nakagawa, Masataka Kato, Tsuyoshi Ibe, Shin Genta, Tatsuaki Orihara
  • Patent number: 10369797
    Abstract: Provided is an inkjet printing apparatus capable of performing preliminary discharge without the influence of mist while suppressing degradation in throughput regardless of a preliminary discharge time. Specifically, an inkjet printing apparatus that performs a wiping operation on a nozzle arrangement surface provided with nozzles discharging an ink in a print head includes a wiping determination unit that determines whether to perform the wiping operation before preliminary discharge based on the amount of the preliminary discharge to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shin Genta, Masaya Uetsuki, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Kazuo Suzuki, Yoshinori Nakagawa, Masataka Kato, Tsuyoshi Ibe, Tomoki Yamamuro
  • Patent number: 10350893
    Abstract: An inkjet printing apparatus includes a head, a platen, a platen absorbent that temporarily stores ink ejected from the head, a waste ink storage container that stores the ink discharged from the platen absorbent, and an estimation unit that, in a case where the platen is divided into a plurality of regions in a direction intersecting a conveyance direction of the printing medium, estimates an amount of ink stored in the waste ink storage container based on a position of a region to which the ink is ejected by the head and an amount of ink ejected to the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshinori Nakagawa, Atsushi Arai, Masaya Uetsuki, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Kazuo Suzuki, Masataka Kato, Tsuyoshi Ibe, Shin Genta, Tatsuaki Orihara, Tomoki Yamamuro
  • Publication number: 20190092038
    Abstract: A printing apparatus applies liquids so that a reaction liquid and a clear emulsion liquid are mainly applied in a first scanning stage; a coloring material liquid is mainly applied in an intermediate scanning stage; and the clear emulsion liquid is mainly applied in a last scanning stage
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Takayuki Ushiyama, Keita Ishimi, Rie Takekoshi, Tatsuo Shimmoto, Masaya Uetsuki
  • Publication number: 20180257417
    Abstract: A printing apparatus is operable to eject a plurality of inks having different functions onto any one of a plurality of types of printing medium. The plurality of inks include a first ink containing a coloring material, and a second ink containing a polymer emulsion and substantially no coloring material. The plurality of types of printing medium includes a first printing medium and a second printing medium less permeable to liquid than the first printing medium. When the first printing medium is printed, the first ink is used without using the second ink, and when the second printing medium is printed, both the first and the second ink are used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Takayuki Ushiyama, Keita Ishimi, Rie Takekoshi, Tatsuo Shimmoto, Masaya Uetsuki
  • Patent number: 9975346
    Abstract: Provided are a liquid ejection head, a liquid ejection apparatus and a manufacturing method for the liquid ejection head which make it possible to achieve both of high-speed printing and a reduction in number of recovering operations. A liquid chamber which is formed in a part of a flow passage that guides liquid to an ejection element substrate includes plural supply paths which are able to supply the liquid by capillarity, are connected together and are different from one another in width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiromasa Amma, Mikiya Umeyama, Genji Inada, Takuya Iwano, Yasuyuki Takanaka, Masaya Uetsuki
  • Publication number: 20180117907
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a printing head configured to eject a first ink and a second ink, wherein the second ink generates less deposition than the first ink, an ink absorber configured to absorb the ink ejected from the printing head, a detection unit configured to detect a state of the ink absorber through an optical method, and a control unit configured to cause the printing head to eject the second ink to the ink absorber based on a detection result of the detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Tomoki Yamamuro, Atsushi Arai, Masaya Uetsuki, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Kazuo Suzuki, Yoshinori Nakagawa, Masataka Kato, Tsuyoshi Ibe, Shin Genta, Tatsuaki Orihara
  • Publication number: 20180079218
    Abstract: Provided is an inkjet printing apparatus capable of performing preliminary discharge without the influence of mist while suppressing degradation in throughput regardless of a preliminary discharge time. Specifically, an inkjet printing apparatus that performs a wiping operation on a nozzle arrangement surface provided with nozzles discharging an ink in a print head includes a wiping determination unit that determines whether to perform the wiping operation before preliminary discharge based on the amount of the preliminary discharge to be performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Shin Genta, Masaya Uetsuki, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Kazuo Suzuki, Yoshinori Nakagawa, Masataka Kato, Tsuyoshi Ibe, Tomoki Yamamuro
  • Patent number: 9902156
    Abstract: A recording device including a recording head, a tank, a valve capable of being switched between an open state where ink is supplied from the tank to the recording head and a closed state where the ink is not supplied, a cap covering a discharge port surface, a pump configured to make a pressure of an inside of the cap negative, an acquiring unit configured to acquire information on an atmospheric pressure of an environment where the recording device is placed, and a control unit configured to perform a suction operation of sucking the ink from the discharge port surface by driving the pump when the valve is in the closed state, making the pressure of the inside of the cap negative, and then switching the valve to the open state and to control the suction operation based on the acquired information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shin Genta, Masaya Uetsuki, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Kazuo Suzuki, Yoshinori Nakagawa, Masataka Kato, Tsuyoshi Ibe, Tomoki Yamamuro
  • Patent number: 9862195
    Abstract: Provided is an inkjet printing apparatus capable of performing preliminary discharge without the influence of mist while suppressing degradation in throughput regardless of a preliminary discharge time. Specifically, an inkjet printing apparatus that performs a wiping operation on a nozzle arrangement surface provided with nozzles discharging an ink in a print head includes a wiping determination unit that determines whether to perform the wiping operation before preliminary discharge based on the amount of the preliminary discharge to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shin Genta, Masaya Uetsuki, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Kazuo Suzuki, Yoshinori Nakagawa, Masataka Kato, Tsuyoshi Ibe, Tomoki Yamamuro
  • Publication number: 20170368830
    Abstract: An inkjet printing apparatus includes a head, a platen, a platen absorbent that temporarily stores ink ejected from the head, a waste ink storage container that stores the ink discharged from the platen absorbent, and an estimation unit that, in a case where the platen is divided into a plurality of regions in a direction intersecting a conveyance direction of the printing medium, estimates an amount of ink stored in the waste ink storage container based on a position of a region to which the ink is ejected by the head and an amount of ink ejected to the region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Yoshinori Nakagawa, Atsushi Arai, Masaya Uetsuki, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Kazuo Suzuki, Masataka Kato, Tsuyoshi Ibe, Shin Genta, Tatsuaki Orihara, Tomoki Yamamuro
  • Publication number: 20170297344
    Abstract: An inkjet printing apparatus capable of detecting an ink amount in an attachable inktank at a multi-level with a simple arrangement has the following arrangement. That is, the printing apparatus includes a printhead which prints an image by discharging ink, an inktank which contains the ink supplied to the printhead, a reservoir capable of temporarily containing the ink supplied from the inktank, and a detection unit which performs a detection operation of detecting whether the ink amount in the inktank is more than a predetermined amount. Then, the detection unit performs the detection operation in a state in which the reservoir contains the ink supplied from the inktank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ibe, Masaya Uetsuki, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Kazuo Suzuki, Yoshinori Nakagawa, Masataka Kato, Shin Genta, Tomoki Yamamuro
  • Patent number: 9738085
    Abstract: An inkjet recording apparatus includes a first ink tank that contains ink, a second ink tank that contains ink supplied from the first ink tank, a communication unit, having conductivity, communicates between the first ink tank and the second ink tank, an opening provided at one end of the communication unit connected to the second ink tank and opening to the second ink tank, an electrode portion provided in the second ink tank, of which a lower end position is located at or above a lower end position of the one end of the communication unit and at or below a highest position of the opening, and a detecting unit that detects an ink amount in the second ink tank in accordance with electrical properties between the electrode portion and the communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Danzuka, Masaya Uetsuki, Kazuo Suzuki, Masataka Kato, Tsuyoshi Ibe, Asako Tomida, Shin Genta
  • Patent number: 9738087
    Abstract: An inkjet printing apparatus includes a printhead, a subtank for storing ink to be supplied to the printhead, a maintank for storing ink to be supplied to the subtank, a valve that can be switched between an open state in which the printhead communicates with the subtank and a closed state in which the printhead does not communicate with the subtank, a cap for covering an discharging port surface of the printhead, a pump for generating a negative pressure in an inside of the cap with the cap covering the discharging port surface, and an internal pressure changing member for changing an internal pressure of the subtank to perform a subtank filling operation in which ink is supplied from maintank to the subtank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masataka Kato, Kazuo Suzuki, Masaya Uetsuki, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Tsuyoshi Ibe, Shin Genta, Tomoki Yamamuro
  • Patent number: 9707763
    Abstract: A printing apparatus performs a printing operation where mist that is generated in inkjet printing is efficiently collected. Specifically, a fan is rotated during a mist collection operation at a maintenance operation with a rotating speed that is greater than the rotating speed of the fan during printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshinori Nakagawa, Masaya Uetsuki, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Kazuo Suzuki, Masataka Kato, Tsuyoshi Ibe, Shin Genta, Tomoki Yamamuro
  • Patent number: 9669642
    Abstract: An ink jet recording apparatus includes a recording head ejecting ink; a buffer tank temporarily storing the ink; a mounting unit to which a main tank that stores the ink is capable of being mounted, the main tank having a first supply port from which the ink is supplied to the recording head and a second supply port from which the ink is supplied to the buffer tank; a first detecting unit detecting an ink volume in the main tank; and a control unit performing a discharge operation to discharge the ink in the buffer tank from the recording head via the main tank in a pre-transportation process in the ink jet recording apparatus. The control unit prompts a user to replace the main tank without performing the discharge operation if the ink volume detected by the first detecting unit is smaller than a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Danzuka, Masaya Uetsuki, Kazuo Suzuki, Yoshinori Nakagawa, Masataka Kato, Tsuyoshi Ibe, Shin Genta, Tomoki Yamamuro
  • Patent number: 9662886
    Abstract: A printer according to this invention includes a print head, a carriage, a recovery unit, and a controller. The controller causes a recovery operation to be performed based on a total value of two values. Assuming that front and rear arrays of discharge port arrays during outbound movement of the carriage are defined as first and second arrays, respectively, the first value is obtained by multiplying a sum of an amount of ink discharged from the first array during outbound movement of the carriage and an amount of ink discharged from the second array during homebound movement of the carriage by a first coefficient, and the second value is obtained by multiplying a sum of an amount of ink discharged from the second array during outbound movement of the carriage and an amount of ink discharged from the first array during homebound movement of the carriage by a second coefficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shin Genta, Masaya Uetsuki, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Kazuo Suzuki, Masataka Kato, Tsuyoshi Ibe, Asako Tomida
  • Patent number: 9604465
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a recording head, a sub tank, an ink tank containing ink supplied to the sub tank, a detector that detects an amount of ink contained in the sub tank, a variable volume member provided between the recording head and the sub tank and having variable inner volume, and a controller that repeatedly performs first and second operations, thereby supplying ink from the ink tank to the sub tank. In the first operation, the member is caused to switch from a first state to a second state, while in the second operation, the member is caused to switch from the second state to the first state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuo Suzuki, Masaya Uetsuki, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Masataka Kato, Tsuyoshi Ibe, Asako Tomida, Shin Genta