Patents by Inventor Ryoichi Tanaka

Ryoichi Tanaka 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: 11001068
    Abstract: An ink replenish container comprises a container main body that is able to store the ink; and an ink outlet formation member, attached to a front end side of the container main body, to form an ink outlet. The container main body includes a screw formation portion having a screw for engaging with the ink outlet formation member, and a shoulder portion provided on a front end side of the screw formation portion. The ink outlet formation member includes an abutting portion that abuts the shoulder portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriyuki Fukasawa, Taku Ishizawa, Tadashi Watanabe, Ryoichi Tanaka, Tadahiro Mizutani
  • Publication number: 20210129551
    Abstract: The printing system includes a liquid supply container that stores a liquid; a printing device that receives a liquid supplied from the liquid supply container and performs printing; an imaging device that acquires image information including at least a part of the liquid supply container; an acquisition section that acquires reference information; a determination section that collates the image information with the reference information and determines whether or not the liquid is allowed to be supplied according to a collation result; and a control section that controls the printing device according to the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadahiro MIZUTANI, Taku ISHIZAWA, Ryoichi TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20210115709
    Abstract: An inside handle device includes a handle base attached to a door panel of a vehicle and an operation handle member rotatably supported on the handle base. The operation handle member includes a handle shaft support portion that is provided on a base end side of the operation handle member and serves as a rotation fulcrum point of the operation handle member a grip portion that is provided on a leading end side of the operation handle member and is configured to be gripped and operated by an occupant when the occupant opens a door of the vehicle, and a parting line formed on a door panel side with respect to the grip portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: ALPHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoichi TANAKA, Yoshiyuki NAGATANI
  • Patent number: 10913280
    Abstract: An ink replenish container comprises a container main body that is able to store the ink; and an ink outlet formation member, attached to a front end side of the container main body, to form an ink outlet. The container main body includes a screw formation portion having a screw for engaging with the ink outlet formation member, and a shoulder portion provided on a front end side of the screw formation portion. The ink outlet formation member includes an abutting portion that abuts the shoulder portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriyuki Fukasawa, Taku Ishizawa, Tadashi Watanabe, Ryoichi Tanaka, Tadahiro Mizutani
  • Publication number: 20210023850
    Abstract: An ink refill container includes a container main body including an ink storage chamber, an ink outlet-forming portion provided on an end portion of the container main body forming an ink outlet that allows the ink to flow out from the ink storage chamber, and a valve provided in the ink outlet-forming portion configured to openably seal the ink outlet, in which the ink outlet-forming portion includes a positioning portion on an outer side of the ink outlet-forming portion. in which the positioning portion is closer to the container main body than the valve is to the container main body in a central axis direction of the ink outlet, and in which the positioning portion partially abuts against an ink tank when the valve is opened for refilling the ink to the ink tank, to thereby position the valve relative to the ink tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadahiro MIZUTANI, Ryoichi TANAKA, Manabu AKAHANE, Makoto KOBAYASHI, Naomi KIMURA, Hideki OKUMURA, Shoma KUDO, Tetsuya TAKAMOTO, Hiroaki SAKAI
  • Patent number: 10889123
    Abstract: An ink refill container 63 includes a container main body 64 including an ink storage chamber 76, an ink outlet-forming portion 66 provided on an end portion of the container main body forming an ink outlet 65 that allows the ink to flow out from the ink storage chamber, and a valve 74 provided in the ink outlet-forming portion configured to openably seal the ink outlet, in which the ink outlet-forming portion includes a positioning portion 73 on an outer side of the ink outlet-forming portion. in which the positioning portion 73 is closer to the container main body than the valve 74 is to the container main body in a central axis direction of the ink outlet, and in which the positioning portion partially abuts against an ink tank 41-45 when the valve is opened for refilling the ink to the ink tank, to thereby position the valve relative to the ink tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadahiro Mizutani, Ryoichi Tanaka, Manabu Akahane, Makoto Kobayashi, Naomi Kimura, Hideki Okumura, Shoma Kudo, Tetsuya Takamoto, Hiroaki Sakai
  • Publication number: 20210002926
    Abstract: An inside handle device includes a handle base attached to a door panel of a vehicle; a lock lever rotatably supported on the handle base, a stopper portion provided on the handle base and limiting a rotation range of the lock lever, and an impact absorbing portion provided on the handle base and absorbing impact generated by a contact of the lock lever with the stopper portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: ALPHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Saeko TATEMICHI, Ryuji MINEMURA, Ryoichi TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10857802
    Abstract: A liquid container comprises a liquid supply port provided in a bottom wall, a first chamber configured to contain a liquid, a second chamber configured to contain the liquid and to include at least one sub-chamber having a smaller dimension in the X direction than that of the first chamber, a partition wall configured to part the first chamber from the second chamber, and a connecting hole configured to connect the first chamber with the second chamber. The second chamber is connected with the liquid supply port, and the first chamber is connected with the liquid supply port via the connecting hole and the second chamber. The liquid contained in the first chamber is flowed from the connecting hole into the second chamber and is subsequently introduced through the sub-chamber to the liquid supply port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadahiro Mizutani, Ryoichi Tanaka, Taku Ishizawa, Atsushi Kobayashi, Koichi Toba, Yoshiaki Shimizu, Shun Oya
  • Patent number: 10843475
    Abstract: An ink refill container 63 includes a container main body 64 including an ink storage chamber 76, an ink outlet-forming portion 66 provided on an end portion of the container main body forming an ink outlet 65 that allows the ink to flow out from the ink storage chamber, and a valve 74 provided in the ink outlet-forming portion configured to openably seal the ink outlet, in which the ink outlet-forming portion includes a positioning portion 73 on an outer side of the ink outlet-forming portion. in which the positioning portion 73 is closer to the container main body than the valve 74 is to the container main body in a central axis direction of the ink outlet, and in which the positioning portion partially abuts against an ink tank 41-45 when the valve is opened for refilling the ink to the ink tank, to thereby position the valve relative to the ink tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadahiro Mizutani, Ryoichi Tanaka, Manabu Akahane, Makoto Kobayashi, Naomi Kimura, Hideki Okumura, Shoma Kudo, Tetsuya Takamoto, Hiroaki Sakai
  • Publication number: 20200298579
    Abstract: An ink refill container 63 includes a container main body 64 including an ink storage chamber 76, an ink outlet-forming portion 66 provided on an end portion of the container main body forming an ink outlet 65 that allows the ink to flow out from the ink storage chamber, and a valve 74 provided in the ink outlet-forming portion configured to openably seal the ink outlet, in which the ink outlet-forming portion includes a positioning portion 73 on an outer side of the ink outlet-forming portion. in which the positioning portion 73 is closer to the container main body than the valve 74 is to the container main body in a central axis direction of the ink outlet, and in which the positioning portion partially abuts against an ink tank 41-45 when the valve is opened for refilling the ink to the ink tank, to thereby position the valve relative to the ink tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadahiro MIZUTANI, Ryoichi TANAKA, Manabu AKAHANE, Makoto KOBAYASHI, Naomi KIMURA, Hideki OKUMURA, Shoma KUDO, Tetsuya TAKAMOTO, Hiroaki SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20200276825
    Abstract: A liquid container including a liquid storing chamber that stores a liquid, a first member including a cylindrical first side wall surrounding at least a portion of the liquid storing chamber, a first opening surrounded by a first end portion of the first side wall, and a second opening surrounded by a second end portion of the first side wall, a liquid outlet member including an outlet through which the liquid flows out, the liquid outlet member being attached to the first opening, and a second member joined to the first member, the second member sealing the liquid storing chamber from a second opening side. When viewed in a central axis direction of the first member, a joint between the first member and the second member is formed outside an area surrounded by a boundary between the first member and the second member in the liquid storing chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki SHIMIZU, Ryoichi TANAKA, Taku ISHIZAWA, Tadahiro MIZUTANI
  • Publication number: 20200238715
    Abstract: An ink refill container 31 includes a container body 61 including an inner tube portion 62 constituting an ink containing chamber 41, an inner bottom 64 joined to the inner tube portion 62, an ink-outlet forming portion 38 that is provided in the inner tube portion 62 and that includes an ink outlet 46, and a cover 75 including an outer bottom 76 covering the inner bottom 64 from below. The cover 75 includes a receiving recess 95 that is configured of the outer bottom 76 and a tubular receiving wall 93 integrally coupled to the outer bottom 76 and that receives an ink IK leaked from the ink containing chamber 41 through a junction of the container body 61 and the inner bottom 64.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadahiro MIZUTANI, Ryoichi TANAKA, Taku ISHIZAWA
  • Patent number: 10717287
    Abstract: An ink refill container 63 includes a container main body 64 including an ink storage chamber 76, an ink outlet-forming portion 66 provided on an end portion of the container main body forming an ink outlet 65 that allows the ink to flow out from the ink storage chamber, and a valve 74 provided in the ink outlet-forming portion configured to openably seal the ink outlet, in which the ink outlet-forming portion includes a positioning portion 73 on an outer side of the ink outlet-forming portion. in which the positioning portion 73 is closer to the container main body than the valve 74 is to the container main body in a central axis direction of the ink outlet, and in which the positioning portion partially abuts against an ink tank 41-45 when the valve is opened for refilling the ink to the ink tank, to thereby position the valve relative to the ink tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadahiro Mizutani, Ryoichi Tanaka, Manabu Akahane, Makoto Kobayashi, Naomi Kimura, Hideki Okumura, Shoma Kudo, Tetsuya Takamoto, Hiroaki Sakai
  • Patent number: 10682862
    Abstract: An ink refill container 63 includes a container main body 64 including an ink storage chamber 76, an ink outlet-forming portion 66 provided on an end portion of the container main body forming an ink outlet 65 that allows the ink to flow out from the ink storage chamber, and a valve 74 provided in the ink outlet-forming portion configured to openably seal the ink outlet, in which the ink outlet-forming portion includes a positioning portion 73 on an outer side of the ink outlet-forming portion. in which the positioning portion 73 is closer to the container main body than the valve 74 is to the container main body in a central axis direction of the ink outlet, and in which the positioning portion partially abuts against an ink tank 41-45 when the valve is opened for refilling the ink to the ink tank, to thereby position the valve relative to the ink tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadahiro Mizutani, Ryoichi Tanaka, Manabu Akahane, Makoto Kobayashi, Naomi Kimura, Hideki Okumura, Shoma Kudo, Tetsuya Takamoto, Hiroaki Sakai
  • Publication number: 20200139716
    Abstract: Convenience of an ink bottle and a bottle set is improved. An ink bottle includes: a container portion that contains ink; a guiding portion that is formed in one end portion of the container portion, and includes an outflow port from which the ink in the container portion flow out; and a cover that covers at least an end portion of the container portion on the opposite side of the guiding portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taku ISHIZAWA, Tadahiro MIZUTANI, Ryoichi TANAKA, Manabu AKAHANE, Koichi TOBA, Takumi NAGASHIMA, Yoshiaki SHIMIZU, Tadashi WATANABE, Noriyuki FUKASAWA
  • Publication number: 20200114652
    Abstract: When a known lid member was merely applied to a bottle that contains ink, there was room for improvement in terms of the operation of the lid member and the way how to bring attention to the handling thereof. A bottle set is provided that includes: a bottle that includes an ink container that contains ink, and an outflow port through which the ink in the ink container flows out to the outside; and a lid member that is configured to attach to and detach from the bottle, and is configured to cover the outflow port in a state of being attached to the bottle. The lid member includes a colored portion that has optical transparency and is colored with a color corresponding to a type of the ink contained in the ink container in at least a portion of the lid member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi NAGASHIMA, Hitoshi IGARASHI, Ryoichi TANAKA, Tadahiro MIZUTANI, Tomoyuki NAKANO
  • Patent number: 10618292
    Abstract: A printer comprises a main body cover configured to change over a state between a closed state and an open state; a tank including an ink container portion configured to contain ink and an ink inlet configured to inject the ink; a tank cover configured to change over a state between a closed state and an open state; and an ink bottle including a container portion and a delivery portion. In the open state of both the main body cover and the tank cover, the ink bottle is self-supported and configured to deliver the ink from the delivery portion of the ink bottle to the ink inlet. A space is formed between the main body cover and the ink bottle when the ink bottle is self-supported. At least part of the ink bottle is located in a locus drawn by the main body cover during rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriyuki Fukasawa, Taku Ishizawa, Tadahiro Mizutani, Naomi Kimura, Shoma Kudo, Ryoichi Tanaka, Tadashi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20200070523
    Abstract: An ink replenish container comprises a container main body that is able to store the ink; an ink outlet formation member, attached to a front end side of the container main body, to form an ink outlet; and a cap attachable to a front end side of the ink outlet formation member. The ink outlet includes an outer circumferential surface and an inner circumferential surface located inward of the outer circumferential surface, the inner circumferential surface surrounding an opening through which the ink passes. The cap includes a first protrusion that is configured to contact with the outer circumferential surface of the ink outlet to form a first exit seal portion, and a second protrusion that is configured to contact with the inner circumferential surface of the ink outlet to form a second exit seal portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Noriyuki FUKASAWA, Taku ISHIZAWA, Tadashi WATANABE, Ryoichi TANAKA, Tadahiro MIZUTANI
  • Patent number: 10538093
    Abstract: When a known lid member was merely applied to a bottle that contains ink, there was room for improvement in terms of the operation of the lid member and the way how to bring attention to the handling thereof. A bottle set is provided that includes: a bottle that includes an ink container that contains ink, and an outflow port through which the ink in the ink container flows out to the outside; and a lid member that is configured to attach to and detach from the bottle, and is configured to cover the outflow port in a state of being attached to the bottle. The lid member includes a colored portion that has optical transparency and is colored with a color corresponding to a type of the ink contained in the ink container in at least a portion of the lid member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi Nagashima, Hitoshi Igarashi, Ryoichi Tanaka, Tadahiro Mizutani, Tomoyuki Nakano
  • Patent number: 10471723
    Abstract: An ink replenish container comprises a container main body that is able to store the ink; an ink outlet formation member, attached to a front end side of the container main body, to form an ink outlet; and a cap attachable to a front end side of the ink outlet formation member. The ink outlet includes an outer circumferential surface and an inner circumferential surface located inward of the outer circumferential surface, the inner circumferential surface surrounding an opening through which the ink passes. The cap includes a first protrusion that is configured to contact with the outer circumferential surface of the ink outlet to form a first exit seal portion, and a second protrusion that is configured to contact with the inner circumferential surface of the ink outlet to form a second exit seal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriyuki Fukasawa, Taku Ishizawa, Tadashi Watanabe, Ryoichi Tanaka, Tadahiro Mizutani