Patents by Inventor Tetsu Hamano

Tetsu Hamano 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: 12006179
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a housing configured to house a recording portion recording an image on a sheet and to have a side including an opening through which the sheet passes, a tray configured to rotate about a rotation shaft, relative to the housing, between a closed position at a first angle for closing the opening and an open position at a second angle for loading the sheet, and an urging mechanism configured to urge the tray toward the closed position when an angle about the rotation shaft of the tray is between the first angle and a third angle and to urge the tray toward the open position when an angle about the rotation shaft of the tray is between the third angle and the second angle. The third angle is an angle between the first angle and the second angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryo Takano, Tetsu Hamano, Atsushi Ikeda, Masaaki Ishihara
  • Publication number: 20240109332
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a conveyance unit that conveys a recording medium in a first direction toward a recording head for ejecting a liquid, a tank including a containing chamber containing the liquid to be supplied to the recording head, and an injection port through which the liquid is injected into the containing chamber, the tank being disposed downstream of the conveyance unit in the first direction, a rotatable lever that holds a tank cap for closing the injection port, and a cover that rotates about a rotation shaft between an open position for exposing the lever and a closed position for covering the lever, the rotation shaft being disposed upstream of the conveyance unit in the first direction. The cover includes a sliding portion that is provided on a surface facing the lever and comes into contact with the lever while the cover is rotating toward the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Taiji Maruyama, Koya Iwakura, Hideaki Matsumura, Tetsu Hamano, Nobuhiro Toki, Daiju Takeda, Fumie Kameyama, Koki Shimada, Shota Asada, Ken Takenaga, Yusuke Tanaka, Yuta Araki, Atsushi Matsuyama, Yusuke Naratani, Kousuke Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20240092084
    Abstract: A technique capable of certainly suppressing adhesion of waste ink to hands, clothes, and the like during replacement of a waste ink tank is provided. There are included a container portion provided with an insertion port which a discharge member discharging waste ink can be inserted into and pulled out from and a shielding portion movable between a shielding position where the insertion port is shielded and an open position where the insertion port is opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: KOKI SHIMADA, TOSHIAKI SOMANO, YUTA ARAKI, KAORI KATAYAMA, YUSUKE TANAKA, TETSU HAMANO, ERIKA IYAMA, FUMIE KAMEYAMA, NOBUHIRO TOKI, YASUYUKI TAKANAKA, DAIJU TAKEDA
  • Patent number: 11932021
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a tank including a chamber configured to store liquid to be supplied to a recording head that ejects the liquid and a filling port from which the liquid is injected into the chamber, and an injection auxiliary member configured to assist injecting of the liquid into the chamber from the filling port, the injection auxiliary member including a first and a second flow channels each defined by a first or a second upper end portion that opens toward outside of the tank and a first or a second lower end portion that opens toward inside of the tank, wherein the second flow channel has an expansion portion arranged in a middle portion between the second upper end portion and the second lower end portion and configured to form a step to expand a cross-sectional area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yusuke Naratani, Koya Iwakura, Hideaki Matsumura, Tetsu Hamano, Nobuhiro Toki, Daiju Takeda, Fumie Kameyama, Koki Shimada, Shota Asada, Ken Takenaga, Yusuke Tanaka, Yuta Araki, Taiji Maruyama, Atsushi Matsuyama, Kousuke Tanaka, Toshimitsu Takahashi, Nanae Uchinuno
  • Patent number: 11926164
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a recording head configured to discharge a liquid, a first liquid reservoir unit configured to store the liquid to be supplied to the recording head, a liquid supply port configured to supply the liquid stored in the first liquid reservoir unit into the recording head, a liquid supply path connecting the first liquid reservoir unit and the liquid supply port, a second reservoir unit, in the recording head, configured to store the liquid supplied from the liquid supply port, and a holding unit configured to hold the liquid supplied from the second reservoir unit, in the recording head, wherein the second reservoir unit includes an opening provided upward in a direction of a gravitational force with respect to the liquid supply port and is configured to supply the liquid to the holding unit, when the recording head is in a posture of performing recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tetsu Hamano
  • Publication number: 20240042769
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a liquid storing container including a storage chamber configured to store a liquid supplied to a printing unit that prints an image by discharging the liquid, an outlet portion of the liquid, and a channel configured to connect the storage chamber and the outlet portion. The liquid storing container includes a first side portion on a side of a print region where printing is executed by the printing unit, and a second side portion on an opposite side of the first side portion, and the channel is formed in the second side portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Koki SHIMADA, Nobuhiro TOKI, Daiju TAKEDA, Fumie KAMEYAMA, Shota ASADA, Ken TAKENAGA, Yusuke TANAKA, Yuta ARAKI, Taiji MARUYAMA, Atsushi MATSUYAMA, Yusuke NARATANI, Kousuke TANAKA, Koya IWAKURA, Hideaki MATSUMURA, Tetsu HAMANO
  • Patent number: 11833835
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a conveyance unit that conveys a recording medium in a first direction toward a recording head for ejecting a liquid, a tank including a containing chamber containing the liquid to be supplied to the recording head, and an injection port through which the liquid is injected into the containing chamber, the tank being disposed downstream of the conveyance unit in the first direction, a rotatable lever that holds a tank cap for closing the injection port, and a cover that rotates about a rotation shaft between an open position for exposing the lever and a closed position for covering the lever, the rotation shaft being disposed upstream of the conveyance unit in the first direction. The cover includes a sliding portion that is provided on a surface facing the lever and comes into contact with the lever while the cover is rotating toward the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Taiji Maruyama, Koya Iwakura, Hideaki Matsumura, Tetsu Hamano, Nobuhiro Toki, Daiju Takeda, Fumie Kameyama, Koki Shimada, Shota Asada, Ken Takenaga, Yusuke Tanaka, Yuta Araki, Atsushi Matsuyama, Yusuke Naratani, Kousuke Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11827024
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a liquid storing container including a storage chamber configured to store a liquid supplied to a printing unit that prints an image by discharging the liquid, an outlet portion of the liquid, and a channel configured to connect the storage chamber and the outlet portion. The liquid storing container includes a first side portion on a side of a print region where printing is executed by the printing unit, and a second side portion on an opposite side of the first side portion, and the channel is formed in the second side portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koki Shimada, Nobuhiro Toki, Daiju Takeda, Fumie Kameyama, Shota Asada, Ken Takenaga, Yusuke Tanaka, Yuta Araki, Taiji Maruyama, Atsushi Matsuyama, Yusuke Naratani, Kousuke Tanaka, Koya Iwakura, Hideaki Matsumura, Tetsu Hamano
  • Patent number: 11766872
    Abstract: A print head includes a nozzle array comprising a plurality of nozzles, and a negative pressure generating portion configured to apply a negative pressure to the nozzle array. A tank includes a storage portion and an air communication port. A tube connects the print head and the tank and supply the liquid from the tank to the print head. A highest position of a liquid level in the tank in the vertical direction is higher than a position of the nozzle array, and an absolute value of a water head difference caused by a difference between the highest position of the liquid level in the tank and the position of the nozzle array is not larger than an absolute value of a negative pressure generated by the negative pressure generating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideaki Matsumura, Daiju Takeda, Tetsu Hamano, Nobuhiro Toki, Fumie Kameyama, Koki Shimada, Shota Asada, Ken Takenaga, Yusuke Tanaka, Yuta Araki, Taiji Maruyama, Atsushi Matsuyama, Yusuke Naratani, Kousuke Tanaka, Koya Iwakura
  • Patent number: 11712900
    Abstract: Provided is an image recording apparatus including: a carriage configured to support a recording head that ejects a liquid to a recording medium and configured to perform reciprocating motion in the scanning direction; a liquid containing portion configured to contain liquid; a tube configured to connect the recording head and the liquid containing portion to supply liquid from the liquid containing portion to the recording head, the tube including a first section that extends in the scanning direction and a second section that extends in the scanning direction above the first section; and a support portion configured to support the first section and be secured to an apparatus main body, and in the support portion, a rotating member is provided below the second section at a position facing the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kousuke Tanaka, Koya Iwakura, Hideaki Matsumura, Tetsu Hamano, Nobuhiro Toki, Daiju Takeda, Fumie Kameyama, Koki Shimada, Shota Asada, Ken Takenaga, Yusuke Tanaka, Yuta Araki, Taiji Maruyama, Atsushi Matsuyama, Yusuke Naratani
  • Publication number: 20230234365
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a conveyance unit that conveys a recording medium in a first direction toward a recording head for ejecting a liquid, a tank including a containing chamber containing the liquid to be supplied to the recording head, and an injection port through which the liquid is injected into the containing chamber, the tank being disposed downstream of the conveyance unit in the first direction, a rotatable lever that holds a tank cap for closing the injection port, and a cover that rotates about a rotation shaft between an open position for exposing the lever and a closed position for covering the lever, the rotation shaft being disposed upstream of the conveyance unit in the first direction. The cover includes a sliding portion that is provided on a surface facing the lever and comes into contact with the lever while the cover is rotating toward the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2023
    Publication date: July 27, 2023
    Inventors: Taiji Maruyama, Koya Iwakura, Hideaki Matsumura, Tetsu Hamano, Nobuhiro Toki, Daiju Takeda, Fumie Kameyama, Koki Shimada, Shota Asada, Ken Takenaga, Yusuke Tanaka, Yuta Araki, Atsushi Matsuyama, Yusuke Naratani, Kousuke Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20230127454
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a tank including a chamber configured to store liquid to be supplied to a recording head that ejects the liquid and a filling port from which the liquid is injected into the chamber, and an injection auxiliary member configured to assist injecting of the liquid into the chamber from the filling port, the injection auxiliary member including a first and a second flow channels each defined by a first or a second upper end portion that opens toward outside of the tank and a first or a second lower end portion that opens toward inside of the tank, wherein the second flow channel has an expansion portion arranged in a middle portion between the second upper end portion and the second lower end portion and configured to form a step to expand a cross-sectional area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2022
    Publication date: April 27, 2023
    Inventors: Yusuke Naratani, Koya Iwakura, Hideaki Matsumura, Tetsu Hamano, Nobuhiro Toki, Daiju Takeda, Fumie Kameyama, Koki Shimada, Shota Asada, Ken Takenaga, Yusuke Tanaka, Yuta Araki, Taiji Maruyama, Atsushi Matsuyama, Kousuke Tanaka, Toshimitsu Takahashi, Nanae Uchinuno
  • Patent number: 11633954
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a conveyance unit that conveys a recording medium in a first direction toward a recording head for ejecting a liquid, a tank including a containing chamber containing the liquid to be supplied to the recording head, and an injection port through which the liquid is injected into the containing chamber, the tank being disposed downstream of the conveyance unit in the first direction, a rotatable lever that holds a tank cap for closing the injection port, and a cover that rotates about a rotation shaft between an open position for exposing the lever and a closed position for covering the lever, the rotation shaft being disposed upstream of the conveyance unit in the first direction. The cover includes a sliding portion that is provided on a surface facing the lever and comes into contact with the lever while the cover is rotating toward the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Taiji Maruyama, Koya Iwakura, Hideaki Matsumura, Tetsu Hamano, Nobuhiro Toki, Daiju Takeda, Fumie Kameyama, Koki Shimada, Shota Asada, Ken Takenaga, Yusuke Tanaka, Yuta Araki, Atsushi Matsuyama, Yusuke Naratani, Kousuke Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20230094421
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a recording head having discharge orifices arranged on a discharge orifice surface, a cap, a wiper, and a moving unit that moves the wiper in a first direction. When the cap covers the discharge orifice surface, a first member is disposed at an inside wall of the cap at a position near a first side of a region having the discharge orifices, and a second member is disposed at another inside wall of the cap at a position near a second side of the region having the discharge orifices. The first side faces in a direction opposite to the first direction and the second side faces in the first direction. In a direction normal to the discharge orifice surface, a distance between the second member and the discharge orifice surface is smaller than a distance between the first member and the discharge orifice surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Inventors: Hideaki Matsumura, Koya Iwakura, Tetsu Hamano, Nobuhiro Toki, Fumie Kameyama, Koki Shimada, Shota Asada, Ken Takenaga, Yusuke Tanaka, Yuta Araki, Taiji Maruyama, Atsushi Matsuyama, Yusuke Naratani, Kousuke Tanaka, Shimpei Fujisaki, Hiromasa Tsutsumi
  • Publication number: 20230029136
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a housing configured to house a recording portion recording an image on a sheet and to have a side including an opening through which the sheet passes, a tray configured to rotate about a rotation shaft, relative to the housing, between a closed position at a first angle for closing the opening and an open position at a second angle for loading the sheet, and an urging mechanism configured to urge the tray toward the closed position when an angle about the rotation shaft of the tray is between the first angle and a third angle and to urge the tray toward the open position when an angle about the rotation shaft of the tray is between the third angle and the second angle. The third angle is an angle between the first angle and the second angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Ryo Takano, Tetsu Hamano, Atsushi Ikeda, Masaaki Ishihara
  • Publication number: 20220410602
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a support member having a bearing portion, and includes a locking member including a shaft portion fitted to the bearing portion and a biasing member arranged to bias the support member and the locking member in a first direction. The support member supports a printing member that prints on a printing medium. The locking member is pivotally mounted to the support member. The shaft portion is a pivot center. The locking member fixedly holds the printing member relative to the support member. The first direction forms an angle from 0 degree to smaller than 45 degrees relative to an upper surface of the printing member in a first state in which the printing member is fixedly held relative to the support member by the locking member. Movement of the shaft portion fitted to the bearing portion in the first direction is restricted by the biasing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventors: Ken Takenaga, Tetsu Hamano
  • Patent number: 11535035
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a tank including a chamber configured to store liquid to be supplied to a recording head that ejects the liquid and a filling port from which the liquid is injected into the chamber, and an injection auxiliary member configured to assist injecting of the liquid into the chamber from the filling port, the injection auxiliary member including a first and a second flow channels each defined by a first or a second upper end portion that opens toward outside of the tank and a first or a second lower end portion that opens toward inside of the tank, wherein the second flow channel has an expansion portion arranged in a middle portion between the second upper end portion and the second lower end portion and configured to form a step to expand a cross-sectional area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yusuke Naratani, Koya Iwakura, Hideaki Matsumura, Tetsu Hamano, Nobuhiro Toki, Daiju Takeda, Fumie Kameyama, Koki Shimada, Shota Asada, Ken Takenaga, Yusuke Tanaka, Yuta Araki, Taiji Maruyama, Atsushi Matsuyama, Kousuke Tanaka, Toshimitsu Takahashi, Nanae Uchinuno
  • Publication number: 20220379626
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a recording head configured to discharge a liquid, a first liquid reservoir unit configured to store the liquid to be supplied to the recording head, a liquid supply port configured to supply the liquid stored in the first liquid reservoir unit into the recording head, a liquid supply path connecting the first liquid reservoir unit and the liquid supply port, a second reservoir unit, in the recording head, configured to store the liquid supplied from the liquid supply port, and a holding unit configured to hold the liquid supplied from the second reservoir unit, in the recording head, wherein the second reservoir unit includes an opening provided upward in a direction of a gravitational force with respect to the liquid supply port and is configured to supply the liquid to the holding unit, when the recording head is in a posture of performing recording.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventor: Tetsu Hamano
  • Publication number: 20220111652
    Abstract: A liquid discharge apparatus includes a first absorbent member extending in a discharge region to which a discharge unit capable of discharging a liquid onto a medium discharges liquid, and configured to be capable of accepting the liquid discharged from the discharge unit, a second absorbent member arranged spaced apart from the first absorbent member to accept liquid flowed out from the first absorbent member when the liquid discharge apparatus is inclined from a posture for use of the liquid discharge to a predetermined direction, and a positioning portion configured to position the second absorbent member at a position spaced apart from the first absorbent member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Yuta Araki, Koya lwakura, Hideaki Matsumura, Tetsu Hamano, Nobuhiro Toki, Daiju Takeda, Fumie Kameyama, Koki Shimada, Shota Asada, Ken Takenaga, Yusuke Tanaka, Taiji Maruyama, Atsushi Matsuyama, Yusuke Naratani, Kousuke Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20220111648
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a platen that supports a recording medium and is provided at a position facing a recording head, a holding container, detachably attached to the recording apparatus, that holds an absorber for absorbing and holding liquid discharged from the recording head, and a path member that is at least partly disposed under the platen and forms a path in which liquid flows, wherein the path member has a protrusion part configured to contact the absorber in a state where the holding container is attached to the recording apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Atsushi Matsuyama, Koya Iwakura, Hideaki Matsumura, Tetsu Hamano, Nobuhiro Toki, Daiju Takeda, Fumie Kameyama, Koki Shimada, Shota Asada, Ken Takenaga, Yusuke Tanaka, Yuta Araki, Taiji Maruyama, Yusuke Naratani, Kousuke Tanaka