Patents by Inventor Naoaki Wada

Naoaki Wada 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: 10828890
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the present invention, even though there is a print shift due to a gap between a nozzle in an upstream side and a nozzle in a downstream side of a printhead, a printing apparatus capable of precisely adjusting a slant of a printhead with respect to a conveyance direction in a nozzle surface of the printhead is provided. According to the embodiment, two adjustment patterns are printed at two different carriage speeds, respectively, and a print shift due to a slant of the nozzle surface of the printhead with respect to a conveyance direction of a print medium is adjusted based on these two print results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Daigo Kuronuma, Masakazu Nagashima, Ryohei Maruyama, Tomohito Abe, Noriyuki Aoki, Naoaki Wada, Toshiaki Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20200338899
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an ink jet printing apparatus that can reduce the time for the initial installment. In the present invention, in the initial installation, once an ink tank is attached to a printing apparatus main body, a notification unit makes a notification prompting attaching of a printing head during an operation of supplying ink from the ink tank to a reservoir tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Naoaki Wada, Noriyuki Aoki, Tomohito Abe, Daigo Kuronuma, Ryutaro Takahashi, Masakazu Nagashima, Ryohei Maruyama, Toshiaki Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20200307273
    Abstract: A printing apparatus including: a carriage having a print head and configured to be movable in an intersecting direction; a slitter unit configured to be movable in the intersecting direction and cut a roll sheet in a conveyance direction; a detection sensor mounted on the carriage and configured to detect a cut portion of the roll sheet that has been cut by the slitter unit; and a control unit configured to control the carriage to move after controlling the slitter unit to move and cut the roll sheet, so that the cut portion made by the slitter unit is detected by the detection sensor, and configured to control a moving distance of the carriage or the slitter, based on a first moving distance by which the slitter unit has moved and a second moving distance of the carriage at a timing where the detection sensor detects the cut portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Daigo Kuronuma, Ryutaro Takahashi, Naoaki Wada, Tomohito Abe, Noriyuki Aoki, Ryohei Maruyama, Masakazu Nagashima, Toshiaki Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20200307270
    Abstract: An inkjet printing apparatus includes: a conveyance unit configured to convey a printing medium in a conveyance direction; a print head configured to print an image on the printing medium conveyed by the conveyance unit; and a slitter disposed on a downstream relative to the print head in the conveyance direction and configured to cut the printing medium in the conveyance direction in accordance with the conveyance by the conveyance unit, wherein the slitter is configured to cut the printing medium from a leading edge of the printing medium up to a predetermined position in accordance with the conveyance of the printing medium by the conveyance unit, and wherein the print head is configured to print the image in between the leading edge of the printing medium and the predetermined position in the conveyance direction after the printing medium is cut by the slitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Toshiaki Yamaguchi, Daigo Kuronuma, Ryutaro Takahashi, Naoaki Wada, Tomohito Abe, Noriyuki Aoki, Ryohei Maruyama, Masakazu Nagashima
  • Patent number: 10703110
    Abstract: A liquid holding container includes a top face portion having an opening portion, a bottom face portion facing the top face portion, a first ink absorber being disposed near the opening portion and layered in a first direction from the bottom face portion to the top face portion, the first ink absorber being configured to absorb a liquid introduced from the opening portion, and a second ink absorber being disposed outside the first absorber in a second direction that intersects the first direction and layered in the second direction, the second ink absorber being configured to absorb the liquid moving from the first ink absorber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Noriyuki Aoki, Masakazu Nagashima, Ryohei Maruyama, Toshiaki Yamaguchi, Naoaki Wada, Tomohito Abe, Daigo Kuronuma
  • Patent number: 10569560
    Abstract: An inkjet printing apparatus includes a print head, an ink tank containing ink to be supplied to the print head, a cap switchable between a covering position to cover a discharge port face and an exposing position to expose the discharge port face, a suction unit connected to the cap, and a control unit. The control unit controls the performing of an ink filling operation of filling the print head with the ink supplied from the ink tank. The ink filling operation includes a valve-closing suction operation of performing suction through the suction unit for a predetermined period of time while the cap is in the covering position. The apparatus further includes a detection unit configured to detect an ink filling state. The control unit controls the stopping of the ink filling operation in accordance with a detection result of the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoaki Wada, Toshiro Sugiyama, Noriyuki Aoki, Toshiaki Yamaguchi, Masakazu Nagashima, Ryohei Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20190232671
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of this invention, an apparatus comprises: a detachable inktank containing ink; a subtank containing the ink supplied from the inktank; a printhead configured to discharge the ink supplied from the subtank; an ink supply path connecting the subtank to the printhead; a valve arranged on the ink supply path; a supply unit configured to supply the ink from the inktank to the subtank by repeatedly opening and closing the valve; a suction unit configured to suck the ink from the printhead; and a control unit configured to control, when the inktank is attached, the supply unit to operate for a predetermined number of times to supply the ink from the inktank to the subtank, and to subsequently control the suction unit to operate to supply the ink from the subtank to the printhead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Danzuka, Naoaki Wada, Kazuki Narumi, Tomoki Yamamuro, Hiroshi Taira, Akiko Aichi, Noboru Kunimine, Taku Yokozawa, Kazuo Suzuki, Kazuhiko Sato, Masataka Kato, Shin Genta, Hiroto Kango
  • Publication number: 20190232641
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the present invention, even though there is a print shift due to a gap between a nozzle in an upstream side and a nozzle in a downstream side of a printhead, a printing apparatus capable of precisely adjusting a slant of a printhead with respect to a conveyance direction in a nozzle surface of the printhead is provided. According to the embodiment, two adjustment patterns are printed at two different carriage speeds, respectively, and a print shift due to a slant of the nozzle surface of the printhead with respect to a conveyance direction of a print medium is adjusted based on these two print results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Daigo Kuronuma, Masakazu Nagashima, Ryohei Maruyama, Tomohito Abe, Noriyuki Aoki, Naoaki Wada, Toshiaki Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20190232677
    Abstract: A liquid holding container includes a top face portion having an opening portion, a bottom face portion facing the top face portion, a first ink absorber being disposed near the opening portion and layered in a first direction from the bottom face portion to the top face portion, the first ink absorber being configured to absorb a liquid introduced from the opening portion, and a second ink absorber being disposed outside the first absorber in a second direction that intersects the first direction and layered in the second direction, the second ink absorber being configured to absorb the liquid moving from the first ink absorber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Noriyuki Aoki, Masakazu Nagashima, Ryohei Maruyama, Toshiaki Yamaguchi, Naoaki Wada, Tomohito Abe, Daigo Kuronuma
  • Publication number: 20180281444
    Abstract: An inkjet printing apparatus includes a print head, an ink tank containing ink to be supplied to the print head, a cap switchable between a covering position to cover a discharge port face and an exposing position to expose the discharge port face, a suction unit connected to the cap, and a control unit. The control unit controls the performing of an ink filling operation of filling the print head with the ink supplied from the ink tank. The ink filling operation includes a valve-closing suction operation of performing suction through the suction unit for a predetermined period of time while the cap is in the covering position. The apparatus further includes a detection unit configured to detect an ink filling state. The control unit controls the stopping of the ink filling operation in accordance with a detection result of the detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Naoaki Wada, Toshiro Sugiyama, Noriyuki Aoki, Toshiaki Yamaguchi, Masakazu Nagashima, Ryohei Maruyama
  • Patent number: 10046579
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes: a printhead; a carriage, on which the printhead is mounted; a first containing unit configured to contain ink to be supplied to the printhead; and a channel forming unit which forms an ink supply channel for supplying ink to the printhead. The channel forming unit includes: a first tube which extends in a reciprocation direction of the carriage; a second tube which is connected to the first containing unit; and a first coupling member which couples the first tube and the second tube to each other. The first coupling member is located in one end portion of the printing apparatus in the reciprocation direction, and has a bent channel which connects the first tube and the second tube to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi Kono, Noriyuki Aoki, Naoaki Wada, Toshiaki Yamaguchi, Masakazu Nagashima, Ryohei Maruyama, Tomohito Abe, Daigo Kuronuma
  • Patent number: 9981475
    Abstract: An ink supply apparatus includes a first ink tank, a second ink tank, a first flow path configured to connect the first ink tank and the second ink tank, a volume change unit disposed on the first flow path, configured to be able to change an internal volume of its own, and allow ink to flow thereinto from the first flow path when the internal volume is expanded and to flow out to the first flow path when the internal volume is reduced, a first opening and closing unit disposed between the first ink tank and the volume change unit, and a second opening and closing unit disposed between the second ink tank and the volume change unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shigeru Watanabe, Kouhei Tokuda, Tsutomu Obata, Hiroyuki Matsunaka, Naoaki Wada, Eiichi Adachi, Noriyuki Aoki, Toshiro Sugiyama, Ryohei Maruyama, Ryuichi Kato
  • Patent number: 9902160
    Abstract: A supply apparatus includes a holder for a liquid container, a link coupled to the holder, an operation handle rotatably coupled to the link, an engaging portion and a rotation restriction unit. The operation handle operate connection and disconnection of the liquid container to and from a supplying portion by rotation with respect to the link. The engaging portion maintains a connection state between the supplying portion and the liquid container by engaging with the operation handle. The unit can restrict rotation of the operation handle when the engaging portion and the operation handle are in a disengaged state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshiro Sugiyama, Noriyuki Aoki, Shigeru Watanabe, Tsutomu Obata, Naoaki Wada, Ryohei Maruyama, Ryuichi Kato, Kouhei Tokuda
  • Patent number: 9862191
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid holding container in which waste liquid leakage is not caused even when the container is turned upside down. For this purpose, a surface of an absorber facing the rear face of a cover part is disposed apart from the cover part so as to form a space between the cover part and the absorber of a waste liquid holding container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryohei Maruyama, Noriyuki Aoki, Shigeru Watanabe, Toshiro Sugiyama, Tsutomu Obata, Naoaki Wada, Ryuichi Kato, Kouhei Tokuda
  • Patent number: 9855758
    Abstract: There is provided a print device including a wet liquid supply unit corresponding to a wider environmental range, with a simple and inexpensive configuration. Therefore, a valve that can change the volume is provided in a flow passage between an intermediate tank and a storing unit that stores liquid and that supplies the liquid to the intermediate tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tsutomu Obata, Noriyuki Aoki, Shigeru Watanabe, Toshiro Sugiyama, Naoaki Wada, Ryohei Maruyama, Ryuichi Kato, Kouhei Tokuda
  • Publication number: 20170090400
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid holding container in which waste liquid leakage is not caused even when the container is turned upside down. For this purpose, a surface of an absorber facing the rear face of a cover part is disposed apart from the cover part so as to form a space between the cover part and the absorber of a waste liquid holding container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Ryohei Maruyama, Noriyuki Aoki, Shigeru Watanabe, Toshiro Sugiyama, Tsutomu Obata, Naoaki Wada, Ryuichi Kato, Kouhei Tokuda
  • Publication number: 20170087854
    Abstract: A supply apparatus includes a holder for a liquid container, a link coupled to the holder, an operation handle rotatably coupled to the link, an engaging portion and a rotation restriction unit. The operation handle operate connection and disconnection of the liquid container to and from a supplying portion by rotation with respect to the link. The engaging portion maintains a connection state between the supplying portion and the liquid container by engaging with the operation handle. The unit can restrict rotation of the operation handle when the engaging portion and the operation handle are in a disengaged state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Toshiro Sugiyama, Noriyuki Aoki, Shigeru Watanabe, Tsutomu Obata, Naoaki Wada, Ryohei Maruyama, Ryuichi Kato, Kouhei Tokuda
  • Publication number: 20170087851
    Abstract: There is provided a print device including a wet liquid supply unit corresponding to a wider environmental range, with a simple and inexpensive configuration. Therefore, a valve that can change the volume is provided in a flow passage between an intermediate tank and a storing unit that stores liquid and that supplies the liquid to the intermediate tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Tsutomu Obata, Noriyuki Aoki, Shigeru Watanabe, Toshiro Sugiyama, Naoaki Wada, Ryohei Maruyama, Ryuichi Kato, Kouhei Tokuda
  • Publication number: 20160167393
    Abstract: An ink supply apparatus includes a first ink tank, a second ink tank, a first flow path configured to connect the first ink tank and the second ink tank, a volume change unit disposed on the first flow path, configured to be able to change an internal volume of its own, and allow ink to flow thereinto from the first flow path when the internal volume is expanded and to flow out to the first flow path when the internal volume is reduced, a first opening and closing unit disposed between the first ink tank and the volume change unit, and a second opening and closing unit disposed between the second ink tank and the volume change unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Shigeru Watanabe, Kouhei Tokuda, Tsutomu Obata, Hiroyuki Matsunaka, Naoaki Wada, Eiichi Adachi, Noriyuki Aoki, Toshiro Sugiyama, Ryohei Maruyama, Ryuichi Kato
  • Patent number: 9278543
    Abstract: A first ink tank, and a second ink tank including a first chamber having an ink inlet port and a second chamber having a sensing unit are provided. The ink inlet port is provided at a position so that a volume of the second ink tank above a second height does not become smaller than an amount of ink volume change in the second chamber when the ink volume is changed from a first height which is a height of the ink surface when a minimum volume of ink is in the second ink tank under normal usage to a second height which is a height of the ink inlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Eiichi Adachi, Shigeru Watanabe, Naoaki Wada, Kouhei Tokuda, Tsutomu Obata, Hiroyuki Matsunaka