Patents by Inventor Shingo Okushima

Shingo Okushima 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: 11511544
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head includes an ejection opening; a passage in which an energy generation element is disposed; an ejection opening portion that allows communication between the ejection opening and the passage; a supply passage for allowing the liquid to flow into the passage; and an outflow passage for allowing the liquid to flow out to the outside. An expression of H?0.34×P?0.66×W>1.7 is satisfied when a height of the passage is set to H [?m], a length of the ejection opening portion is set to P [?m], and a length of the ejection opening portion is set to W [?m].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shingo Okushima, Seiichiro Karita, Takatsuna Aoki, Noriyasu Nagai, Eisuke Nishitani, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20220339934
    Abstract: A liquid discharge head includes a liquid discharge substrate that has a discharge-orifice row, pressure generating elements, and pressure chambers. The liquid discharge head discharges a liquid in a block-by-block manner using sequential driving. The discharge-orifice row is disposed so as to incline at an angle ?=Arctan (d1/d2) relative to a direction extending orthogonal to the conveyance direction of the medium, in which d1 (?m) is a disposition spacing of the discharge orifices in the discharge-orifice row in the conveyance direction and d2 (?m) is a disposition spacing of the discharge orifices in the discharge-orifice row in the direction orthogonal to the conveyance direction. A partition wall is formed between adjacent pressure chambers so as to separate the adjacent pressure chambers from each other. The partition wall has a communicating portion that communicates the adjacent pressure chambers with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Inventors: Tomohiro Sato, Shuzo Iwanaga, Takatsugu Moriya, Koichi Ishida, Shingo Okushima, Shintaro Kasai, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Akiko Hammura
  • Publication number: 20220339935
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head 3 includes: a liquid ejection part 3a configured to eject a liquid; and a guide part 20b provided upstream of the liquid ejection part 3a with respect to a conveying direction A of a recording medium 2 and configured to guide the front end of a recording medium 2 conveyed to the liquid ejection part 3a. The guide part 20b has an inclined surface 20c inclined so as to be more spaced apart from a conveyance path for the recording medium 2 as the inclined surface 20c is more distant from the liquid ejection part 3a.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Inventors: Satoshi Kimura, Takuya Iwano, Hiromasa Amma, Shingo Okushima
  • Publication number: 20220297442
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting head has a laminated flow path member on which a supply flow path for individually supplying a plurality of liquids to an element substrate and a collection flow path for individually collecting the liquids are formed. The supply flow path includes first and second common supply flow paths for horizontally leading first and second liquids to positions corresponding to a plurality of element substrates. The first and second common supply flow paths are formed in the same layer of the laminated flow path member. The collection flow path includes a first common collection flow path for horizontally collecting the first liquid and a second common collection flow path for horizontally collecting the second liquid from positions corresponding to the plurality of element substrates. The first and second common collection flow paths are formed in the same layer of the laminated flow path member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Yamada, Toru Nakakubo, Yoshiykuki Nakagawa, Shingo Okushima
  • Publication number: 20220250388
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head includes an ejection opening; a passage in which an energy generation element is disposed; an ejection opening portion that allows communication between the ejection opening and the passage; a supply passage for allowing the liquid to flow into the passage; and an outflow passage for allowing the liquid to flow out to the outside. An expression of H?0.34×P?0.66×W>1.7 is satisfied when a height of the passage is set to H [?m], a length of the ejection opening portion is set to P [?m], and a length of the ejection opening portion is set to W [?m].
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Shingo Okushima, Seiichiro Karita, Takatsuna Aoki, Noriyasu Nagai, Eisuke Nishitani, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 11376863
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting head has a laminated flow path member on which a supply flow path for individually supplying a plurality of liquids to an element substrate and a collection flow path for individually collecting the liquids are formed. The supply flow path includes first and second common supply flow paths for horizontally leading first and second liquids to positions corresponding to a plurality of element substrates. The first and second common supply flow paths are formed in the same layer of the laminated flow path member. The collection flow path includes a first common collection flow path for horizontally collecting the first liquid and a second common collection flow path for horizontally collecting the second liquid from positions corresponding to the plurality of element substrates. The first and second common collection flow paths are formed in the same layer of the laminated flow path member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Yamada, Toru Nakakubo, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Shingo Okushima
  • Publication number: 20220161560
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head including a recording element substrate for ejecting liquid supported by a support member with an adhesive layer provided between the recording element substrate and the support member. A terminal is provided at an end portion of the recording element substrate with a sealing member covering the end portion of the recording element substrate including the terminal. The sealing member is in contact with a side surface of the end portion and an end surface of the adhesive layer. The adhesive layer comprises includes a first adhesive portion and a second adhesive portion positioned between the first adhesive portion and the sealing member. Rigidity of the second adhesive portion is less than the rigidity of the sealing member and less than the rigidity of the first adhesive portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Shingo Okushima, Yumi Komamiya, Satoshi Oikawa, Satoshi Kimura, Hirotomo Taniguchi
  • Publication number: 20220134777
    Abstract: Misalignment of printing positions between print heads associated with thermal expansion is reduced without increasing a data processing load. To this end, printing element substrates in a reference head and an adjustment target head are adjusted to a target temperature, and a liquid is circulated through the print element substrates. After thermal expansion of the reference head and the adjustment target head reaches a steady state, a first printing region being a printing region of the reference head and a second printing region being a printing region of the adjustment target head in a longitudinal direction are obtained from an image printed by using all printing elements. Then, used regions to be used for actual printing are set among the printing elements arranged on the reference head and the adjustment target head based on the first printing region and the second printing region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Yumi Komamiya, Satoshi Oikawa, Shingo Okushima
  • Publication number: 20220134735
    Abstract: Misalignment of printing positions is reduced in a print head that circulates an ink between a printing apparatus and the print head in a case where the misalignment is apt to change dynamically along with heat deformation. To this end, printing element substrates in the print head are adjusted to a target temperature and then a liquid is circulated through the print element substrates. After thermal expansion of the print head reaches a steady state, an amount of misalignment of printing positions in a direction of conveyance of the print head is obtained by using a test pattern printed by using printing elements. Further, a correction value for correcting the misalignment of the printing positions is set based on the obtained amount of misalignment of the printing positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Yumi Komamiya, Shingo Okushima
  • Patent number: 11192363
    Abstract: An element substrate of a liquid ejection head includes an ejection opening array in which multiple ejection openings are arranged along a predetermined direction, pressure chambers communicating with the ejection openings, and heat generating elements for ejecting liquid, supplied to the pressure chambers, through the ejection openings. The element substrate also includes a predetermined supply path extending in the predetermined direction and communicating with the pressure chambers, a predetermined collection path communicating with the pressure chambers, multiple liquid supply ports communicating with the supply path at different positions in the predetermined direction, and a liquid collection port communicating with the collection path. Among the multiple liquid supply ports, at least a liquid supply port located at an end portion in the predetermined direction has an opening area larger than the opening area of the liquid collection port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koichi Ishida, Shingo Okushima
  • Patent number: 11186088
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid ejection head comprising: an ejection opening row along a first direction; a pressure chamber with print-element; a passage communicating with the pressure chamber; a supply opening row along the first direction with supply openings extending in a second direction to supply liquid to the passage; a collection opening row along the first direction with collection openings extending in the second direction to collect a liquid from the passage; a first common supply passage along the first direction to supply a liquid to the supply opening row; a first common collection passage along the first direction to collect a liquid from the collection opening row; a first supply side communication opening extending in the second direction to supply a liquid to the first common supply passage; and a first collection side communication opening extending in the second direction to collect a liquid from the first common collection passage, wherein at least one of the first supply side communication openi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shingo Okushima, Seiichiro Karita, Takatsuna Aoki, Noriyasu Nagai, Eisuke Nishitani, Yumi Komamiya
  • Publication number: 20210323306
    Abstract: A liquid discharge head includes a recording element substrate including a discharge port. A channel member is configured to supply the recording element substrate with a liquid. An electric wiring board is configured to supply the recording element substrate with power. A plate-like protective member is directly or indirectly fixed to the channel member. In a case where a direction in which the recording element substrate is viewed from the channel member is defined as downward, the protective member includes a first bent portion configured to be bent in a transverse direction of the liquid discharge head. The first bent portion is located at a position that is above an upper end of the channel member and below a midpoint of a line segment connecting the upper end of the channel member and an upper end of the protective member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Yumi Komamiya, Satoshi Kimura, Shingo Okushima
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11027546
    Abstract: A liquid discharge head includes a recording element substrate including a discharge port. A channel member is configured to supply the recording element substrate with a liquid. An electric wiring board is configured to supply the recording element substrate with power. A plate-like protective member is directly or indirectly fixed to the channel member. In a case where a direction in which the recording element substrate is viewed from the channel member is defined as downward, the protective member includes a first bent portion configured to be bent in a transverse direction of the liquid discharge head. The first bent portion is located at a position that is above an upper end of the channel member and below a midpoint of a line segment connecting the upper end of the channel member and an upper end of the protective member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yumi Komamiya, Satoshi Kimura, Shingo Okushima
  • Publication number: 20210146690
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head includes an ejection opening; a passage in which an energy generation element is disposed; an ejection opening portion that allows communication between the ejection opening and the passage; a supply passage for allowing the liquid to flow into the passage; and an outflow passage for allowing the liquid to flow out to the outside. An expression of H?0.34×P?0.66×W>1.7 is satisfied when a height of the passage is set to H [?m], a length of the ejection opening portion is set to P [?m], and a length of the ejection opening portion is set to W [?m].
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Shingo Okushima, Seiichiro Karita, Takatsuna Aoki, Noriyasu Nagai, Eisuke Nishitani, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 11001053
    Abstract: An ink jet recording method of the present invention includes: forming an ink image by ejecting an ink onto a transfer body with an ink jet head in which a recording element substrate provided with an element generating energy to be used for ejecting the ink, a pressure chamber including the element inside, and an ejection orifice ejecting the ink is provided, and the ink in the pressure chamber is circulated between the pressure chamber and the outside of the pressure chamber; and transferring the ink image onto a recording medium by bringing the recording medium into contact with the transfer body on which the ink image is formed, wherein a viscosity of the ink is 2 mPa·s or more to 20 mPa·s or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsutoshi Noguchi, Ryosuke Hirokawa, Toru Ohnishi, Shingo Okushima, Yoichi Takada
  • Patent number: 10990005
    Abstract: A method in which alignment control of a member and a substrate is effected with respect to an in-plane direction of the substrate and an uncured material in a state of bringing a member and the uncured material on a substrate into contact with each other is cured. The method includes a step of bringing the member and the substrate near to each other while effecting the alignment control, based on a driving profile, after the alignment control is started, to bring the member and the uncured material into contact with each other, and then the uncured material is cured, and a step of increasing a gap between the member and the substrate, after the uncured material is cured, wherein the driving profile for the alignment control after the alignment control is started and at least one of before and after the member contacts the uncured material is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shingo Okushima, Nobuhito Suehira, Junichi Seki, Kazuyuki Kasumi
  • Patent number: 10933669
    Abstract: A print element board includes a surface provided with a first side and a plurality of terminals arranged along the first side near the first side, in which an angle at a first peak located at a first end of the first side is smaller than an angle at a second peak located at a second end of the first side, and a printing element electrically connected with the terminals for recording. A distance between the first peak and a first terminal disposed closest to the first peak is longer than a distance between the second peak and a second terminal disposed closest to the second peak.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Kimura, Shingo Okushima, Ryo Kasai
  • Patent number: 10919301
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head includes an ejection opening; a passage in which an energy generation element is disposed; an ejection opening portion that allows communication between the ejection opening and the passage; a supply passage for allowing the liquid to flow into the passage; and an outflow passage for allowing the liquid to flow out to the outside. An expression of H0.34×P?0.66×W>1.7 is satisfied when a height of the passage is set to H, a length of the ejection opening portion is set to P, and a length of the ejection opening portion is set to W.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shingo Okushima, Seiichiro Karita, Takatsuna Aoki, Noriyasu Nagai, Eisuke Nishitani, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa