Patents by Inventor Shin Genta

Shin Genta 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: 20210060982
    Abstract: Provided is an inkjet printing apparatus that can reduce smears on a back surface of a print result medium by reducing accumulation of ink in a platen while reducing generation of mist. To achieve this, an ink receiving portion of a platen is provided away from a support surface by a predetermined distance, is formed in a mesh shape by laying multiple linear members, and is formed as a guide member that guides the ink received in the ink receiving portion to an ink guide holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Shin Genta, Kazuhiko Sato, Kazuo Suzuki, Yoshinori Nakajima, Masataka Kato, Mitsutoshi Nagamura, Satoshi Azuma, Shingo Nishioka, Sae Mogi
  • Publication number: 20210046764
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes an ink tank that stores ink, a supply tube that supplies the ink from the ink tank, and a printing head that includes therein a pressure chamber arranged with an ejection port to eject the ink and performs reciprocal moving. The printing head includes a first liquid chamber that includes a connection portion with the supply channel, a second liquid chamber that communicates with the first liquid chamber by way of the pressure chamber, and a volume variable unit that changes an inner volume of the second liquid chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Sae Mogi, Kazuo Suzuki, Shin Genta, Hiroshi Taira
  • Publication number: 20210031547
    Abstract: An inkjet printing apparatus, comprising a printing head, a carriage having the printing head, a first roller pair disposed upstream of the printing head and configured to nip and convey a printing medium, a second roller pair disposed downstream of the printing head and configured to nip and convey a printing medium, a first ink receiver disposed inside a printing region and configured to receive an ink from the printing head, and a second ink receiver disposed outside the printing region and configured to receive an ink from the printing head, wherein the printing head performs preliminary discharge on the first ink receiver in a first nip state, and performs preliminary discharge on the second ink receiver in a second nip state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Masataka Kato, Kazuhiko Sato, Kazuo Suzuki, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Yasunori Fujimoto, Shin Genta, Kazuki Narumi, Tomoki Yamamuro, Hiroto Kango
  • Publication number: 20200338893
    Abstract: The object of the present disclosure is to optimize the time necessary for filling and the ink consumption. One embodiment of the present disclosure is a printing apparatus having: a storage unit; a print head having an ejection port from which ink supplied from the storage unit is ejected; an ink supply path that connects the storage unit and the print head; a suction unit configured to perform suction at the ejection port; and a supply control unit configured to supply ink stored in the storage unit to the ink supply path and the print head by performing suction at the ejection port by the suction unit, and the printing apparatus has an acquisition unit configured to acquire information relating to ink discharge from the ink supply path and the supply control unit determines the number of times of suction by the suction unit based on the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuki Narumi, Masataka Kato, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Yasunori Fujimoto, Shin Genta, Tomoki Yamamuro, Hiroto Kango, Kazuhiko Sato, Kazuo Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200307283
    Abstract: Images with high image quality having less time-difference unevenness are outputted in an inkjet printing apparatus that performs multi-pass printing using full-line inkjet print heads 2. For this purpose, a CPU is capable of setting a first printing method in which an image for a unit area is printed by a specified number of printing conveyance operations and a second printing method in which an image for a unit area is printed by a smaller number than the specified number of printing conveyance operations. The CPU sets conveyance conditions such that a taken time for one printing conveyance operation of the printing conveyance operations for a unit area in the second printing method is smaller than a taken time for one successive printing conveyance operation of the printing conveyance operations for a unit area in the first printing method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Shingo Nishioka, Sae Mogi, Satoshi Azuma, Kazuhiko Sato, Shin Genta, Mitsutoshi Nagamura, Masataka Kato, Yoshinori Nakajima, Kazuo Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10668717
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to quickly correct a temperature sensor for an ejection head by, both efficiently and in a brief time, estimating a detected temperature of the temperature sensor for the ejection head in a case where the temperature of the ejection head of liquid becomes sufficiently close to an environment temperature. The temperature of a print head 1 is detected by a diode sensor 17 and the environment temperature is detected by a thermistor 10. Based on a change in the detected temperature of the diode sensor 17 at the time of filling of ink for the print head 1, the detected temperature of the diode sensor 17 in a case where the temperature of the print head 1 becomes close to the environment temperature is estimated as an estimated detected temperature. Based on a difference between the estimated detected temperature and the environment temperature, a correction value of the detected temperature of the diode sensor 17 is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Azuma, Kazuhiko Sato, Kazuo Suzuki, Yoshinori Nakajima, Masataka Kato, Mitsutoshi Nagamura, Shin Genta, Shingo Nishioka, Sae Tabuchi
  • Publication number: 20200164664
    Abstract: A recording apparatus discharges an ink in a first color to a position at which an accumulated state on an ink absorber is to be detected. After that, a light is emitted onto the position from a light emitting unit, and reflected light is received by a light receiving unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Tomoki Yamamuro, Toshimitsu Danzuka, Yasunori Fujimoto, Masataka Kato, Kazuki Narumi, Shin Genta, Kazuhiko Sato, Kazuo Suzuki, Hiroto Kango
  • 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: 10479090
    Abstract: An inkjet recording apparatus includes a recording unit, a first ink storage unit, a second ink storage unit, a discharge unit, a first detection unit configured to detect that an amount of the ink stored in the first ink storage unit is below a first predetermined amount, and a second detection unit configured to detect that an amount of the ink stored in the second ink storage unit is below a second predetermined amount. The inkjet recording apparatus further includes a control unit configured to control the discharge operation after the detection by the first detection unit and the detection by the second detection unit based on a detection timing of the first detection unit and a detection timing of the second detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Danzuka, Taku Yokozawa, Masataka Kato, Akiko Aichi, Shin Genta, Kazuki Narumi
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 20190176467
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to quickly correct a temperature sensor for an ejection head by, both efficiently and in a brief time, estimating a detected temperature of the temperature sensor for the ejection head in a case where the temperature of the ejection head of liquid becomes sufficiently close to an environment temperature. The temperature of a print head 1 is detected by a diode sensor 17 and the environment temperature is detected by a thermistor 10. Based on a change in the detected temperature of the diode sensor 17 at the time of filling of ink for the print head 1, the detected temperature of the diode sensor 17 in a case where the temperature of the print head 1 becomes close to the environment temperature is estimated as an estimated detected temperature. Based on a difference between the estimated detected temperature and the environment temperature, a correction value of the detected temperature of the diode sensor 17 is set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi Azuma, Kazuhiko Sato, Kazuo Suzuki, Yoshinori Nakajima, Masataka Kato, Mitsutoshi Nagamura, Shin Genta, Shingo Nishioka, Sae Tabuchi
  • Patent number: 10220642
    Abstract: A print apparatus has a supporting section for supporting a roll of a continuous sheet, a driving mechanism having a motor for rotating the roll supported by the supporting section, a detection unit configured to detect a rotation state of the roll supported by the supporting section, a conveyance roller for conveying the continuous sheet drawn out from the roll and a print unit configured to form an image on the continuous sheet conveyed by the conveyance roller. A control unit is configured to obtain information indicating a moment of inertia of the roll supported by the supporting section based on detected values of the detection unit and to adjust a driving torque of the motor based on the obtained information, intermittently during printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuki Igarashi, Ryoya Shinjo, Haruhiko Tanami, Ryohei Maruyama, Shin Genta, Naoki Wakayama
  • Publication number: 20180257380
    Abstract: An inkjet recording apparatus includes a recording unit, a first ink storage unit, a second ink storage unit, a discharge unit, a first detection unit configured to detect that an amount of the ink stored in the first ink storage unit is below a first predetermined amount, and a second detection unit configured to detect that an amount of the ink stored in the second ink storage unit is below a second predetermined amount. The inkjet recording apparatus further includes a control unit configured to control the discharge operation after the detection by the first detection unit and the detection by the second detection unit based on a detection timing of the first detection unit and a detection timing of the second detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Danzuka, Taku Yokozawa, Masataka Kato, Akiko Aichi, Shin Genta, Kazuki Narumi
  • 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