Patents by Inventor Yoshiyuki Nakagawa

Yoshiyuki Nakagawa 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: 20200139708
    Abstract: The liquid ejecting head includes a first individual flow path and a second individual flow path for supplying liquid to a pressure chamber, a first common flow path for supplying liquid to the first individual flow path, and a second common flow path for supplying liquid to the second individual flow path. A first circulation for causing liquid to flow in the order of the first individual flow path, the pressure chamber, and the second individual flow path and a second circulation for causing liquid to flow in the reverse order of the first circulation are switched. A flow path resistance of the first common flow path is designed to be less than a flow path resistance of the second common flow path and a flow path resistance of the first individual flow path is designed to be less than a flow path resistance of the second individual flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Yohei Nakamura, Naozumi Nabeshima
  • Patent number: 10639888
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head including a substrate, an energy generating element which is provided on the substrate and is used for ejecting a liquid, a flow passage forming member which includes an ejection orifice, which ejects the liquid, and which forms a flow passage of the liquid between the flow passage forming member and the substrate, and an electrode which is provided on a surface of the flow passage forming member which adjoins the flow passage and which generates a flow of the liquid, in which at least a portion of the electrode is covered within the flow passage forming member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masafumi Morisue, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Takuro Yamazaki, Ryo Kasai, Tomoko Kudo, Takashi Sugawara
  • Publication number: 20200108615
    Abstract: A liquid discharge head includes a discharge port; a flow passage; a discharge port part; a supply flow passage; and a recovery flow passage. The flow passage, the supply flow passage, and the recovery flow passage are configured such that the liquid inside the flow passage is capable of being circulated between the inside of the flow passage and the outside of the flow passage. An opening of the discharge port is configured such that a liquid surface of the liquid within the opening of the discharge port has a first region and that a second region, and a viscosity of the liquid in the first region is 1.2 or more times higher than a viscosity of the liquid in the second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Shingo Okushima, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Yasuhiko Osaki, Naozumi Nabeshima
  • Publication number: 20200108605
    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: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Osaki, Shingo Okushima, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Naozumi Nabeshima
  • Publication number: 20200108604
    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: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Shingo Okushima, Yasuhiko Osaki, Naozumi Nabeshima
  • Patent number: 10603910
    Abstract: A liquid discharge head includes a recording element configured to generate thermal energy and a discharge orifice disposed at a position facing the recording element. A bubble is generated in liquid by the thermal energy, liquid between the bubble and the discharge orifice is discharged from the discharge orifice by the pressure of the generated bubble, and the bubble communicates with the atmosphere on the outside of the discharge orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Shintaro Kasai, Akiko Hammura, Shinji Kishikawa, Takayuki Sekine, Shuzo Iwanaga, Takatsugu Moriya, Koichi Ishida, Tatsuya Yamada
  • Patent number: 10589536
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid ejecting module capable of performing stable ejection operation while circulating and supplying fresh ink to the vicinity of ejection ports arranged in high density. To achieve this, a liquid ejecting module includes an element arranged face in which a plurality of ejecting elements are arranged, a circulation flow path including a supply flow path which supplies liquid to a pressure chamber and a collection flow path which collects liquid from the pressure chamber, and a liquid delivery mechanism provided in the circulation flow path for circulating liquid in the pressure chamber. The liquid delivery mechanism is located lower than the element arranged face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toru Nakakubo, Takuro Yamazaki, Kazuhiro Yamada, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10583662
    Abstract: Ink is supplied to a print head through a pressure compensation mechanism and a common collection flow path in a case where a predetermined differential pressure or higher between a pressure in a common supply flow path of the print head and a pressure in a common collection flow path of the print head is generated. As a result, liquid refillability for the liquid ejection head is improved while retaining a liquid circulating function in the liquid ejection head so as to stabilize a liquid ejecting state in the liquid ejection head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Yamada, Yohei Nakamura, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Naozumi Nabeshima
  • Patent number: 10576741
    Abstract: An ejection energy generating element is provided in a first pressure chamber so that a liquid in the first pressure chamber is ejected from an ejection port. A pressurization energy generating element is provided in a second pressure chamber so that the liquid in the first pressure chamber is pressurized. An opening area of a hole open to the second pressure chamber is smaller than an opening area of the ejection port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akiko Hammura, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10556429
    Abstract: Provided is an inkjet print head capable of favorably cleaning an ejection port surface and also of improving landing accuracy of ejected ink onto a print medium. For that purpose, a conductive layer formed of a conductive material is formed on a support substrate, flattening processing is executed, and a liquid ejection substrate is mounted on the support substrate with good positional accuracy without protrusion of a sealant for protecting an electric connection portion of the liquid ejection substrate from the ejection port surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20200039218
    Abstract: In a case where a direction of ejection of a second liquid is a direction from bottom to top, the second liquid flows above a first liquid in a pressure chamber. A substrate includes a first outflow port located downstream of the pressure chamber in a direction of flow of the first liquid and configured to allow the first liquid to flow out of a liquid flow passage. There is provided a wall located in the liquid flow passage and on a section of the substrate on a side opposite to the pressure chamber across the first outflow port, the wall including a portion located higher than a surface of a section of the substrate where the pressure chamber is located on a side opposite to the wall across the first outflow port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Akiko Hammura
  • Publication number: 20200039210
    Abstract: A first inflow port allows a first liquid to flow into a liquid flow passage, and a second inflow port allows a second liquid to flow into the liquid flow passage. The first and second liquids flow toward a pressure chamber. There is a portion satisfying L?W, where L is a length of the first inflow port and W is a length of the liquid flow passage above the first inflow port, in a direction orthogonal to a direction of flow of the first liquid in the pressure chamber and to a direction of ejection of the second liquid from an ejection port. In a case where the second liquid is ejected from bottom to top, the second liquid flows above the first liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Akiko Hammura
  • Publication number: 20200039223
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head includes a pressure chamber that allows a first liquid and a second liquid to flow inside, a pressure generation element that applies pressure to the first liquid and an ejection port that ejects the second liquid. In a state where the first liquid flows in a direction, crossing a direction of ejection of the second liquid from the ejection port, while being in contact with the pressure generation element and the second liquid flows in the crossing direction along the first liquid in the pressure chamber, the second liquid is ejected from the ejection port by causing the pressure generation element to apply a pressure to the first liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Akiko Hammura
  • Publication number: 20200039219
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head includes a pressure chamber that allows a first liquid and a second liquid to flow inside, a pressure generation element that applies pressure to the first liquid and an ejection port that ejects the second liquid. The first liquid and the second liquid that flows on a side closer to the ejection port than the first liquid flow in contact with each other in the pressure chamber. The first liquid and the second liquid flowing in the pressure chamber satisfy 0.0<0.44(Q2/Q1)?0.322(?2/?1)?0.109<1.0, where ?1 is a viscosity of the first liquid, ?2 is a viscosity of the second liquid, Q1 is a flow rate of the first liquid, and Q2 is a flow rate of the second liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Akiko Hammura
  • Patent number: 10538087
    Abstract: The liquid ejecting head includes a first individual flow path and a second individual flow path for supplying liquid to a pressure chamber, a first common flow path for supplying liquid to the first individual flow path, and a second common flow path for supplying liquid to the second individual flow path. A first circulation for causing liquid to flow in the order of the first individual flow path, the pressure chamber, and the second individual flow path and a second circulation for causing liquid to flow in the reverse order of the first circulation are switched. A flow path resistance of the first common flow path is designed to be less than a flow path resistance of the second common flow path and a flow path resistance of the first individual flow path is designed to be less than a flow path resistance of the second individual flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Yohei Nakamura, Naozumi Nabeshima
  • Publication number: 20200009864
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid ejecting head including an element substrate including: a common liquid chamber connected to a liquid supply source; a pressure chamber connected to the common liquid chamber and including inside an element to generate energy used for ejecting liquid; a bubble generating chamber connected to the common liquid chamber and including inside a pump to cause a flow of the liquid; and a connection flow path connecting the pressure chamber and the bubble generating chamber, in which the liquid ejecting head includes a first anti-cavitation film over the element to generate the energy and a second anti-cavitation film over the pump, and the first anti-cavitation film and the second anti-cavitation film have different film thicknesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Masafumi Morisue, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Takuro Yamazaki, Ryo Kasai, Tomoko Kudo, Takashi Sugawara
  • Patent number: 10507654
    Abstract: A print element substrate and a liquid ejection head capable of suppressing degradation of a print quality caused by a white stripe/black stripe etc., is actualized without using a high degree of microfabrication technology. As a result of asymmetric deformation by swelling in a direction of relative movement to a print medium, print elements having different liquid droplet ejection directions are made to coexist and arrayed for that purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shintaro Kasai, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Akiko Saito, Takatsugu Moriya, Koichi Ishida, Tatsuya Yamada, Shuzo Iwanaga, Tomohiro Sato, Tomoki Ishiwata
  • Publication number: 20190366725
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head includes a plurality of liquid chambers each including an energy generating element that generates energy for ejecting a liquid, an ejection opening that ejects the liquid, and a liquid supply opening that supplies the liquid, the liquid flowing in a first direction in the plurality of liquid chambers, and the plurality of liquid chambers being arranged in a second direction that intersects the first direction, and a plurality of first side walls that extend in the first direction and that form walls on both sides of the plurality of liquid chambers. In the liquid ejection head, each of the plurality of first side walls includes a fragmenting portion that fragments each of the plurality of first side walls in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Akiko Hammura, Shintaro Kasai, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10493750
    Abstract: A liquid ejection apparatus includes a supply control section that controls the supply and stop of a liquid to pressure chambers communicating with ejection ports to eject the liquid, and a negative pressure generating section that generates a negative pressure. The liquid ejection apparatus also includes a negative pressure control unit using the negative pressure generated by the negative pressure generating section to adjust the pressure of the liquid flowing through a collection channel. To stop a flow of the liquid, the supply control section stops the supply of the liquid, and then the negative pressure generating section is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yohei Nakamura, Kazuhiro Yamada, Toru Nakakubo, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Naozumi Nabeshima
  • Patent number: 10486421
    Abstract: A liquid discharging head includes a discharge port that discharges a liquid, a pressure chamber that communicates with the discharge port, and an energy generating element that is disposed in the pressure chamber. In the liquid discharging head, the discharge port is provided with a plurality of projections that project towards a central portion of the discharge port from an inner peripheral edge of the discharge port, and an interval between the projections at a location where the projections are closest to each other is 5 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takatsugu Moriya, Shuzo Iwanaga, Shintaro Kasai, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Akiko Hammura, Tatsuya Yamada, Tomohiro Sato, Ayako Iwasaki, Tomoki Ishiwata, Koichi Ishida