Patents by Inventor Naozumi Nabeshima

Naozumi Nabeshima 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: 20210316554
    Abstract: An ink cartridge adapter or ink cartridge includes a casing; and a plurality of pad electrodes mounted on the casing so as to be movable in a direction outwardly away from a side surface of the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Takashi FUKUSHIMA, Tetsuya OHASHI, Yasuo KOTAKI, Ryoji INOUE, Koichi KUBO, Naozumi NABESHIMA, Hironori MURAKAMI, Takeho MIYASHITA, Kyosuke NAGAOKA, Noriyasu NAGAI
  • Patent number: 11117374
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head includes an ejection orifice for ejecting a liquid; a flow path in which an energy generating element is disposed, generates an energy to be used for ejecting the liquid; a liquid inside the flow path; an ejection orifice part that allows the ejection orifice and the flow path to communicate with each other; a supply flow path for supplying the liquid from the outside; and a recovery flow path for recovering the liquid to the outside. The moisture content of the liquid is 65 wt % or less. The liquid inside the flow path is circulated between the inside and the outside of the flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Shingo Okushima, Yasuhiko Osaki, Naozumi Nabeshima
  • Patent number: 11065872
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head includes a nozzle including an ejection port for ejecting a liquid for performing recording on a recording medium, and a pressure chamber in which an energy generating element that generates energy used for ejecting the liquid from the ejection port is disposed; and a heating unit that heats the liquid. In the liquid ejection head, the liquid in the pressure chamber is circulated to and from the outside of the pressure chamber, and an average number of preliminary ejections per nozzle during an operation period in which the recording is performed is equal to or greater than 0 and equal to or less than 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Osaki, Shingo Okushima, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Naozumi Nabeshima
  • Publication number: 20210129553
    Abstract: A liquid ejection apparatus capable of suppressing the amount of liquid to discharge by recovery processing is provided. The liquid ejection apparatus includes: a first path fluidly connected to an ejection port unit and provided with a deformable region; and a second path fluidly connected to the first path via the ejection port unit and provided with a deformable region. Here, a flow of liquid is generated between the first path and the second path by a displacement unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Naozumi Nabeshima, Kazuhiro Yamada, Yohei Nakamura, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10821736
    Abstract: A liquid discharge head includes a discharge port; a flow passage; a discharge port part; a supply flow passage; and a recovery flow passage. The flow passage, the supply flow passage, and the recovery flow passage are configured such that the liquid inside the flow passage is capable of being circulated between the inside of the flow passage and the outside of the flow passage. An opening of the discharge port is configured such that a liquid surface of the liquid within the opening of the discharge port has a first region and that a second region, and a viscosity of the liquid in the first region is 1.2 or more times higher than a viscosity of the liquid in the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shingo Okushima, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Yasuhiko Osaki, Naozumi Nabeshima
  • Patent number: 10792930
    Abstract: A liquid ejection apparatus includes an ejection port ejecting a liquid, a pressure chamber storing the liquid, an element generating energy for ejecting the liquid in the pressure chamber, first and second tanks which can store the liquid, a flow passage establishing communication between the first and second tanks through the pressure chamber, a switching unit switching a flowing direction of the liquid in the flow passage between a first direction from the first tank to the second tank and a second direction being opposite to the first direction, and a pressure compensation unit. When a pressure in a downstream side flow passage portion downstream of the pressure chamber has a predetermined pressure or below, the pressure compensation unit compensates for reduction in pressure in the downstream side flow passage portion by supplying the liquid to the downstream side flow passage portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Yamada, Yohei Nakamura, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Naozumi Nabeshima
  • Patent number: 10792917
    Abstract: The liquid ejecting head includes a first individual flow path and a second individual flow path for supplying liquid to a pressure chamber, a first common flow path for supplying liquid to the first individual flow path, and a second common flow path for supplying liquid to the second individual flow path. A first circulation for causing liquid to flow in the order of the first individual flow path, the pressure chamber, and the second individual flow path and a second circulation for causing liquid to flow in the reverse order of the first circulation are switched. A flow path resistance of the first common flow path is designed to be less than a flow path resistance of the second common flow path and a flow path resistance of the first individual flow path is designed to be less than a flow path resistance of the second individual flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Yohei Nakamura, Naozumi Nabeshima
  • Patent number: 10759182
    Abstract: A liquid ejection apparatus includes an ejection port ejecting a liquid, a pressure chamber storing the liquid, an element generating energy for ejecting the liquid in the pressure chamber, first and second tanks which can store the liquid, a flow passage establishing communication between the first and second tanks through the pressure chamber, a switching unit switching a flowing direction of the liquid in the flow passage between a first direction from the first tank to the second tank and a second direction being opposite to the first direction, and a pressure compensation unit. When a pressure in a downstream side flow passage portion downstream of the pressure chamber has a predetermined pressure or below, the pressure compensation unit compensates for reduction in pressure in the downstream side flow passage portion by supplying the liquid to the downstream side flow passage portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Yamada, Yohei Nakamura, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Naozumi Nabeshima
  • Publication number: 20200249705
    Abstract: A pressure control unit includes a liquid storage chamber, an inflow port that allows the liquid to flow therein, and an outflow port that allows the liquid to flow out thereof, the pressure control unit controlling pressure of the liquid, wherein at least part of an outer wall of the liquid storage chamber is formed of a flexible film, a pressing plate that presses the flexible film, an urging member that urges the pressing plate, and a valve that opens and closes the outflow port. The pressing plate moves in a direction of expanding the liquid storage chamber, whereby the valve in contact with the pressing plate moves and makes a valve opening degree of the outflow port high. A range of motion of the valve when making the valve opening degree of the outflow port high is limited by a member other than the pressing plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuya Yoshii, Koichi Kubo, Naozumi Nabeshima, Soji Kondo
  • Publication number: 20200139708
    Abstract: The liquid ejecting head includes a first individual flow path and a second individual flow path for supplying liquid to a pressure chamber, a first common flow path for supplying liquid to the first individual flow path, and a second common flow path for supplying liquid to the second individual flow path. A first circulation for causing liquid to flow in the order of the first individual flow path, the pressure chamber, and the second individual flow path and a second circulation for causing liquid to flow in the reverse order of the first circulation are switched. A flow path resistance of the first common flow path is designed to be less than a flow path resistance of the second common flow path and a flow path resistance of the first individual flow path is designed to be less than a flow path resistance of the second individual flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Yohei Nakamura, Naozumi Nabeshima
  • Patent number: 10618306
    Abstract: A common supply channel is connected to one end of a discharge module having a discharge orifice that discharges liquid, and a common recovery channel is connected to the other end of the discharge module. A valve connecting the common supply channel and common recovery channel is provided in an adjustment channel, and is opened under a first opening pressure. A pump causes liquid to flow from the common supply channel toward the common recovery channel. Flow resistance of the common recovery channel is smaller than flow resistance of the discharge module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Naozumi Nabeshima
  • Publication number: 20200108604
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head includes an ejection orifice for ejecting a liquid; a flow path in which an energy generating element is disposed, generates an energy to be used for ejecting the liquid; a liquid inside the flow path; an ejection orifice part that allows the ejection orifice and the flow path to communicate with each other; a supply flow path for supplying the liquid from the outside; and a recovery flow path for recovering the liquid to the outside. The moisture content of the liquid is 65 wt % or less. The liquid inside the flow path is circulated between the inside and the outside of the flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Shingo Okushima, Yasuhiko Osaki, Naozumi Nabeshima
  • Publication number: 20200108605
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head includes a nozzle including an ejection port for ejecting a liquid for performing recording on a recording medium, and a pressure chamber in which an energy generating element that generates energy used for ejecting the liquid from the ejection port is disposed; and a heating unit that heats the liquid. In the liquid ejection head, the liquid in the pressure chamber is circulated to and from the outside of the pressure chamber, and an average number of preliminary ejections per nozzle during an operation period in which the recording is performed is equal to or greater than 0 and equal to or less than 20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Osaki, Shingo Okushima, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Naozumi Nabeshima
  • Publication number: 20200108615
    Abstract: A liquid discharge head includes a discharge port; a flow passage; a discharge port part; a supply flow passage; and a recovery flow passage. The flow passage, the supply flow passage, and the recovery flow passage are configured such that the liquid inside the flow passage is capable of being circulated between the inside of the flow passage and the outside of the flow passage. An opening of the discharge port is configured such that a liquid surface of the liquid within the opening of the discharge port has a first region and that a second region, and a viscosity of the liquid in the first region is 1.2 or more times higher than a viscosity of the liquid in the second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Shingo Okushima, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Yasuhiko Osaki, Naozumi Nabeshima
  • Patent number: 10583662
    Abstract: Ink is supplied to a print head through a pressure compensation mechanism and a common collection flow path in a case where a predetermined differential pressure or higher between a pressure in a common supply flow path of the print head and a pressure in a common collection flow path of the print head is generated. As a result, liquid refillability for the liquid ejection head is improved while retaining a liquid circulating function in the liquid ejection head so as to stabilize a liquid ejecting state in the liquid ejection head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Yamada, Yohei Nakamura, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Naozumi Nabeshima
  • Patent number: 10569558
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head includes a liquid ejection portion configured to eject a liquid and a liquid supplying member. The liquid supplying member includes a first face, a second face that is the back face of the first face, a first connecting portion provided on the first face and fluidly connected to a main body, a second connecting portion provided on the second face and fluidly connected to the liquid ejection portion, and an interior channel communicating the first connecting portion and the second connecting portion. The interior channel includes a portion extending toward the first face and a portion extending toward the second face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Noriyasu Nagai, Koichi Kubo, Naozumi Nabeshima, Soji Kondo, Kazuya Yoshii
  • Patent number: 10538094
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head includes a pressure adjusting mechanism that communicates with a supply flow path that supplies a liquid to an element substrate including an ejection port ejecting a liquid, and adjusts a pressure of the liquid flowing in the supply flow path, a pressure adjusting mechanism that communicates with a collection flow path that collects a liquid from the element substrate, and adjusts a pressure of the liquid flowing in the collection flow path, and a filter storage chamber including therein a filter that captures foreign matter in the liquid. Further, the liquid ejection head includes upstream flow paths and a connection section that causes the upstream flow paths to communicate with each other, and is provided downstream of the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koichi Kubo, Naozumi Nabeshima, Soji Kondo, Kazuya Yoshii, Noriyasu Nagai
  • Patent number: 10538087
    Abstract: The liquid ejecting head includes a first individual flow path and a second individual flow path for supplying liquid to a pressure chamber, a first common flow path for supplying liquid to the first individual flow path, and a second common flow path for supplying liquid to the second individual flow path. A first circulation for causing liquid to flow in the order of the first individual flow path, the pressure chamber, and the second individual flow path and a second circulation for causing liquid to flow in the reverse order of the first circulation are switched. A flow path resistance of the first common flow path is designed to be less than a flow path resistance of the second common flow path and a flow path resistance of the first individual flow path is designed to be less than a flow path resistance of the second individual flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Yohei Nakamura, Naozumi Nabeshima
  • Patent number: 10493750
    Abstract: A liquid ejection apparatus includes a supply control section that controls the supply and stop of a liquid to pressure chambers communicating with ejection ports to eject the liquid, and a negative pressure generating section that generates a negative pressure. The liquid ejection apparatus also includes a negative pressure control unit using the negative pressure generated by the negative pressure generating section to adjust the pressure of the liquid flowing through a collection channel. To stop a flow of the liquid, the supply control section stops the supply of the liquid, and then the negative pressure generating section is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yohei Nakamura, Kazuhiro Yamada, Toru Nakakubo, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Naozumi Nabeshima
  • 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