Patents by Inventor Takumi Nagashima

Takumi Nagashima 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: 20210078333
    Abstract: There is provided a technique of improving the mounting position of a liquid container relative to a liquid ejection device. The liquid container configured to be mountable to and dismountable from a case of the liquid ejection device includes a bag-like member that has flexibility and that includes a containing portion provided to contain a liquid inside thereof; and connection member that is located at an end of the bag-like member. The connection member includes a liquid outlet configured such that a liquid introducing element of the liquid ejection device is inserted in the liquid outlet; a container-side electrical connecting structure configured such that a device-side electrical connecting structure of the liquid ejection device is connected with the container-side electrical connecting structure; and two guided elements configured such that at least respective parts of two guide elements of the case are fitted in the two guided elements in a state that the liquid container is placed in the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi NAGASHIMA, Hiroyuki KAWATE, Yoshiaki SHIMIZU, Akihiro TOYA, Tetsuya TAKAMOTO, Tadahiro MIZUTANI, Hiroyoshi OZEKI, Manabu YAMAGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10882321
    Abstract: A liquid supplier can be attached to and detached from a case of a liquid ejection device, and includes a connection member located at an end of the case. The connection member includes a liquid outlet member including a liquid outlet port and a connection port, a container-side electric connector, a first receiving portion that receives a first positioning portion of the liquid ejection device, and a second receiving portion that receives a second positioning portion of the liquid ejection device. The width of the liquid supplier in the Z direction is smaller than a width in the Y direction and a width in the X direction. The liquid supplier further includes a tube whose one end is connected to the connection port, and into which liquid is injected from another end that is located outside the liquid ejection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Manabu Yamaguchi, Hiroyuki Kawate, Takumi Nagashima, Hiroyoshi Ozeki, Taku Ishizawa
  • Publication number: 20200376848
    Abstract: A liquid container includes a liquid containing portion containing a liquid, a liquid supply port through which the liquid of the liquid containing portion flows out, a container-side electrical coupling portion that is disposed on the ?X direction side of the liquid supply port, a first receiving portion that is disposed on the ?X direction side of the liquid supply port, and that is configured to receive insertion of a first positioning portion provided in the liquid ejecting apparatus, a second receiving portion that is disposed on the +X direction side of the liquid supply port, and that is configured to receive insertion of a second positioning portion provided in the liquid ejecting apparatus, and a third receiving portion configured to receive insertion of a third positioning portion provided in the liquid ejecting apparatus, on the +Y direction side of the liquid containing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mao OTASHIRO, Takumi NAGASHIMA, Tomoyuki MIYAZAWA
  • Patent number: 10850525
    Abstract: A liquid container includes: a flexible bag provided with a liquid container that internally contains the liquid; a liquid outlet member attached to a one end portion of the bag; and a connection member that is attached to the one end portion of the bag so as to cover the liquid outlet member and a portion of the one end portion of the bag from the outside. The bag includes a sealed portion on an outer periphery side relative to the liquid container, the sealed portion includes a one end portion-side sealed portion, and a first width, which is a width of the one end portion-side sealed portion in at least a surrounding region of the connection member, is larger than a second width, which is a width of the sealed portion at other ends of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi Nagashima, Hiroyuki Kawate, Hiroyoshi Ozeki, Manabu Yamaguchi, Koichi Toba
  • Patent number: 10744779
    Abstract: A bottle set includes a bottle and a lid member. The bottle has an ink container, a nozzle and a joint portion integrally formed with the nozzle and having a thread configured to engage the nozzle with the ink container. The lid member is attachable to and detachable from the bottle. An outflow port is formed in the nozzle. The outflow port is configured such that the ink in the ink container flows out from the outflow port. The lid member has a tubular barrel, a top plate that closes a barrel end of the tubular barrel, and a plug projecting from the top plate toward the nozzle. A distance from the barrel end of the tubular barrel to a distal end of the plug being shorter than a distance from a nozzle end of the nozzle to the joint portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takumi Nagashima, Tetsuya Takamoto, Hiroyuki Nakamura, Tadahiro Mizutani
  • Patent number: 10675875
    Abstract: Liquid and sedimentary components are kept from remaining in a bag of a liquid container. The liquid container includes a flexible bag in which a liquid storage portion for containing a liquid is provided, a liquid outlet member that is attached to one edge portion of the bag, and has a liquid outlet portion for leading out the liquid to a liquid ejection apparatus, a spacer member arranged in the liquid storage portion, and a liquid outlet tube that constitutes a flow path of liquid extending in the liquid storage portion from the liquid outlet member toward the spacer member. The spacer member is arranged at a position separated from an end portion of the liquid storage portion, and at least one directing channel extending from the end portion side of the liquid storage portion in a direction approaching the spacer member is formed in the liquid storage portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi Nagashima, Hiroyuki Kawate, Hiroyushi Ozeki, Manabu Yamaguchi
  • 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: 10613475
    Abstract: A packing member includes a first section arranged to face a first face of a flexible bag of the liquid container along a DW plane that includes the D direction and the W direction; a second section arranged to face a second face of the bag along the DW plane, and sandwiches the bag in the T direction in cooperation with the first section; a fixing portion that fixes the first section and the second section in a state of sandwiching the bag in the T direction; and a pressurizing portion that presses the region of a portion of the bag sandwiched between the first section and the second section in a fixed state where the bag is fixed between the first section and the second section by the fixing portion, such that pressure in the liquid storage portion rises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi Nagashima, Hiroyuki Kawate, Hiroyoshi Ozeki, Manabu Yamaguchi
  • 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: 10500866
    Abstract: The liquid container is detachable from a case of a liquid ejection apparatus. The liquid container has a bag-shaped member that is flexible and has a storage portion for storing a liquid therein, and a connection member attached to the bag-shaped member. The connection member has a liquid introducing outlet into which a liquid introducing portion of the liquid ejection apparatus is inserted, a container-side electrical connection unit to which an apparatus-side electrical connection unit of the liquid ejection apparatus is connected, and a handle that pivots with respect to the connection member. In a state where the liquid container is arranged in the case, the handle is provided at a position exposed to the outside of the case, and when the liquid container is mounted to/removed from the case, the handle is brought into a second orientation in which the handle is pivoted from a first orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kawate, Tadahiro Mizutani, Yoshiaki Shimizu, Takumi Nagashima, Akihiro Toya, Hiroyoshi Ozeki, Manabu Yamaguchi, Tetsuya Takamoto
  • Publication number: 20190366723
    Abstract: A liquid container includes: a flexible bag provided with a liquid container that internally contains the liquid; a liquid outlet member attached to a one end portion of the bag; and a connection member that is attached to the one end portion of the bag so as to cover the liquid outlet member and a portion of the one end portion of the bag from the outside. The bag includes a sealed portion on an outer periphery side relative to the liquid container, the sealed portion includes a one end portion-side sealed portion, and a first width, which is a width of the one end portion-side sealed portion in at least a surrounding region of the connection member, is larger than a second width, which is a width of the sealed portion at other ends of the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi NAGASHIMA, Hiroyuki KAWATE, Hiroyoshi OZEKI, Manabu YAMAGUCHI, Koichi TOBA
  • Patent number: 10486426
    Abstract: Provided is technology for improving a mechanism for attaching a cartridge to a printer. A cartridge includes a main body that includes a front face, a rear face that opposes the front face, a lower face, an upper face that opposes the lower face, and two side faces, a liquid container that is provided inside the main body, and contains liquid, a liquid supply port that is provided in the front face, and is connected to a liquid introduction portion of a printer so as to supply the liquid contained in the liquid container, a cartridge-side electrical connector that is provided in the front face, and is to be connected to a device-side electrical connector of the printer while receiving a biasing force from a terminal portion, and a lock mechanism that is provided in the rear face, and restricts movement of the cartridge in an attached state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi Nagashima, Hiroyoshi Ozeki
  • Publication number: 20190352053
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a liquid storage body includes: preparing a pre-restored storage body that has a bag to which a connection member is attached, and that is thereby sealed, the connection member being provided with a liquid outlet port, a storage-body-side electrical connection portion, a first receiving portion that receives a first positioning portion, and a second receiving portion that receives a second positioning portion; forming a communication portion that is in communication with the internal space of the bag by processing the bag; injecting a liquid from the communication portion into the internal space of the bag; and closing the communication portion so as to seal the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi OZEKI, Takumi NAGASHIMA, Manabu YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190329558
    Abstract: A liquid supplier can be attached to and detached from a case of a liquid ejection device, and includes a connection member located at an end of the case. The connection member includes a liquid outlet member including a liquid outlet port and a connection port, a container-side electric connector, a first receiving portion that receives a first positioning portion of the liquid ejection device, and a second receiving portion that receives a second positioning portion of the liquid ejection device. The width of the liquid supplier in the Z direction is smaller than a width in the Y direction and a width in the X direction. The liquid supplier further includes a tube whose one end is connected to the connection port, and into which liquid is injected from another end that is located outside the liquid ejection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Manabu YAMAGUCHI, Hiroyuki KAWATE, Takumi NAGASHIMA, Hiroyoshi OZEKI, Taku ISHIZAWA
  • Patent number: 10449772
    Abstract: A cartridge includes: a case; an accommodation part inside of the case; a liquid leading-out port; a cartridge side electrical connection part; and a cartridge side fixation structure. Engagement of the device side fixation structure and the cartridge side fixation structure restricts moving the case in a state of being imparted with the force directing to ?Z direction. The cartridge side fixation structure and the cartridge side electrical connection part overlap with each other at least in a part when the cartridge is viewed in Z directions. A width of the cartridge in the Z direction is smaller than a width in Y direction and a width in the X directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi Nagashima, Hiroyoshi Ozeki, Hiroyuki Kawate, Atsushi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10350896
    Abstract: The structure of an ink supplying container is improved. The ink supplying container includes a container body that contains ink and an ink outlet formation portion that is mounted on the leading end side of the container body, and forms an ink outlet. The ink outlet formation portion includes a tubular channel portion that forms a supplying channel into which an ink inlet channel member of an ink tank is inserted and an outlet valve unit accommodated in the tubular channel portion. The outlet valve unit is configured such that, (i) in a non-supplying state, the ink outlet is sealed, and (ii) in a supplying state, the supplying channel of an annular channel portion is in communication with an ink inlet channel of the ink inlet channel member, in the tubular channel portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Taku Ishizawa, Takumi Nagashima, Tadahiro Mizutani
  • Patent number: 10343412
    Abstract: The liquid container has a spacer member provided in the liquid storage portion. When three directions orthogonal to each other are assumed to be a D direction, a T direction, and a W direction, in the D direction, a direction from a liquid outlet portion toward the other edge portion of the bag is assumed to be a +D direction, and the opposite direction to the +D direction is assumed to be a ?D direction, and a direction in which the dimension of the outer shape of the liquid container is smallest is assumed to be the T direction, and the spacer member has, on the +D direction side, a face inclined such that the dimension in the T direction of the spacer member increases from the +D direction side toward the ?D direction side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corpoation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kawate, Hiroyoshi Ozeki, Manabu Yamaguchi, Takumi Nagashima, Yoshiaki Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20190196393
    Abstract: A packing member includes a first section arranged to face a first face of a flexible bag of the liquid container along a DW plane that includes the D direction and the W direction; a second section arranged to face a second face of the bag along the DW plane, and sandwiches the bag in the T direction in cooperation with the first section; a fixing portion that fixes the first section and the second section in a state of sandwiching the bag in the T direction; and a pressurizing portion that presses the region of a portion of the bag sandwiched between the first section and the second section in a fixed state where the bag is fixed between the first section and the second section by the fixing portion, such that pressure in the liquid storage portion rises.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi NAGASHIMA, Hiroyuki KAWATE, Hiroyoshi OZEKI, Manabu YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190184710
    Abstract: Liquid and sedimentary components are kept from remaining in a bag of a liquid container. The liquid container includes a flexible bag in which a liquid storage portion for containing a liquid is provided, a liquid outlet member that is attached to one edge portion of the bag, and has a liquid outlet portion for leading out the liquid to a liquid ejection apparatus, a spacer member arranged in the liquid storage portion, and a liquid outlet tube that constitutes a flow path of liquid extending in the liquid storage portion from the liquid outlet member toward the spacer member. The spacer member is arranged at a position separated from an end portion of the liquid storage portion, and at least one directing channel extending from the end portion side of the liquid storage portion in a direction approaching the spacer member is formed in the liquid storage portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION Tokyo
    Inventors: Takumi NAGASHIMA, Hiroyuki Kawate, Hiroyoshi Ozeki, Manabu Yamaguchi