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: 20190100025
    Abstract: A liquid ejection apparatus capable of suppressing the amount of liquid to discharge by recovery processing is provided. The liquid ejection apparatus includes: a first path fluidly connected to an ejection port unit and provided with a deformable region; and a second path fluidly connected to the first path via the ejection port unit and provided with a deformable region. Here, a flow of liquid is generated between the first path and the second path by a displacement unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Naozumi Nabeshima, Kazuhiro Yamada, Yohei Nakamura, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20190100004
    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: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20190092011
    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 in common to the plurality of first individual flow paths, and a second common flow path for supplying liquid in common to the plurality of second individual flow paths. 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 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: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Yohei Nakamura, Naozumi Nabeshima
  • Publication number: 20190092007
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid ejection head including: a substrate; an energy-generating element, which is arranged on the substrate, and is used for ejecting a liquid; a flow path forming member, which has an ejection orifice for ejecting the liquid, and is configured to form a flow path of the liquid between the flow path forming member and the substrate; an electrode configured to generate a flow of the liquid; and a wiring, which is arranged so as to be brought into contact with the flow path forming member, and is configured to supply electric power to the electrode, in which the flow path forming member contains an organic material, and in which the electrode and the wiring are each formed of a conductive adhesive layer containing at least one of conductive diamond-like carbon or tin-doped indium oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Masafumi Morisue, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Takuro Yamazaki, Ryo Kasai, Tomoko Kudo, Takashi Sugawara
  • Publication number: 20190092009
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head including: a substrate; an energy generating element, which is provided on the substrate and is utilized to eject liquid; a first film provided on the energy generating element; a flow path forming member, which has an ejection orifice from which the liquid is ejected and forms a flow path of the liquid between the substrate and the flow path forming member; and an electrode, which generates a flow of the liquid, wherein the electrode includes the first film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Tomoko Kudo, Ryo Kasai, Masafumi Morisue, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Takuro Yamazaki, Takashi Sugawara, Kazuhiro Yamada
  • Publication number: 20190092019
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head is manufactured by forming on a substrate an energy generating element for ejecting a liquid, an integrated circuit for driving the energy generating element, a supply port for the liquid so as to penetrate through the substrate, an electrode for generating a liquid flow, and a flow path forming member having an ejection orifice for ejecting the liquid such that a flow path for the liquid is formed between the substrate and the flow path forming member. The electrode is formed over high and low of a stepped shape formed on the substrate in at least one step selected from the steps of forming the energy generating element, forming the integrated circuit and forming the supply port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Ryo Kasai, Takashi Sugawara, Masafumi Morisue, Takuro Yamazaki, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Tomoko Kudo
  • Publication number: 20190092012
    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: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Masafumi Morisue, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Takuro Yamazaki, Ryo Kasai, Tomoko Kudo, Takashi Sugawara
  • Publication number: 20190092036
    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: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Yamada, Yohei Nakamura, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Naozumi Nabeshima
  • Patent number: 10232617
    Abstract: An ink jet recording method is provided for recording an image by ejecting an ink from a recording head including a member defining an ejection orifice through which the ink is ejected, an ejection element configured to generate an energy used for ejecting the ink, and a first flow path communicating with a portion between the ejection orifice and the ejection element. The method includes ejecting an ink through the ejection orifice, and moving the ink from the first flow path to the portion between the ejection orifice and the ejection element separately from the ejecting of the ink. In this method, the ink is an aqueous ink containing a coloring material and a compound containing a chain hydrocarbon having a carbon number of 8 or more to 18 or less substituted by a hydroxy group or an anionic group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mikio Sanada, Shingo Okushima, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10232632
    Abstract: An object is to provide a liquid ejection apparatus that allows suppression of a fluctuation in a pressure of a liquid in a flow path caused by a liquid delivery unit, enabling the liquid to be stably ejected through an ejection port. The liquid ejection apparatus including a liquid ejection head having an ejection port through which a liquid is ejected, a flow path configured to communicate with the ejection port, and a liquid delivery unit configured to feed the liquid to the flow path. A relation between an angular frequency ? of the liquid delivered from the liquid delivery unit, a coefficient of kinematic viscosity ? of the liquid, and an equal diameter a of at least a part of a section of an extra-head flow path in a direction normal to a direction in which ink flows satisfies ?(?/2?)×a>1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10220617
    Abstract: A liquid discharge head includes a print element substrate provided with a plurality of energy generation elements configured to apply energy for discharging a liquid, a discharge port forming member provided with a plurality of discharge ports which face the energy generation elements and are configured to discharge the liquid, and a plurality of first partitions which extend between the print element substrate and the discharge port forming member, and are configured to partition pressure chambers including the energy generation elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takuro Yamazaki, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10201972
    Abstract: A recording element substrate includes: a substrate on which a plurality of energy generating elements that generate energy used for ejecting liquid are arranged side by side, an ejection port forming member in which ejection ports are formed at positions corresponding to the plurality of energy generating elements, a plurality of supply passages which are channels extending in a thickness direction of the substrate and through which liquid is supplied to the energy generating elements, and a support member that is formed between the substrate and the ejection port forming member and supports the ejection port forming member, in which supply ports that are apertures of the plurality of supply passages are linearly arranged side by side on the substrate, and a plurality of support members are provided side by side between adjacent supply ports on the substrate in a direction in which the supply ports are aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akiko Saito, Shintaro Kasai, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Takatsugu Moriya, Koichi Ishida, Shinji Kishikawa, Takayuki Sekine, Shuzo Iwanaga, Tatsuya Yamada
  • Patent number: 10195848
    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 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Shintaro Kasai, Akiko Saito, Shinji Kishikawa, Takayuki Sekine, Shuzo Iwanaga, Takatsugu Moriya, Koichi Ishida, Tatsuya Yamada
  • Publication number: 20190023016
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head 1 includes an ejection orifice 12 through which a liquid is ejected, a first liquid flow path 13 which is in communication with the ejection orifice 12 and through which the liquid flows, a second liquid flow path 14 which is in communication with the ejection orifice 12 on the opposite side of the first liquid flow 13 with respect to the ejection orifice 12 and through which the liquid flows, a first electrode 21 positioned in the first liquid flow path 13, and a second electrode 22 which is positioned in the second liquid flow path 14 and generates an electro-osmotic flow in the liquid together with the first electrode 21.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Noriyasu Nagai, Takuro Yamazaki, Toru Nakakubo, Akira Yamamoto, Masafumi Morisue, Ryo Kasai
  • Publication number: 20190023018
    Abstract: The liquid ejection head 1 is provided with: an ejection orifice array 19 arraying multiple ejection orifices 12 in order to eject a liquid; multiple energy-generating elements 11 for generating energy in order to eject the liquid; a substrate 10 provided with the multiple energy-generating elements 11; a through port array 25 arraying multiple through ports 16 penetrating the substrate 10; multiple linear liquid flow paths 13 positioned between the through port array 25 and the ejection orifice array 19, and connected to respective ejection orifices 12 of the ejection orifice array 19 and respective through ports 16 of the through port array 25; and first and second electrode 21 and 22 arranged in each of the multiple liquid flow paths 13, and for generating an electroosmotic flow in the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Yamada, Noriyasu Nagai, Takuro Yamazaki, Toru Nakakubo, Akira Yamamoto, Masafumi Morisue, Ryo Kasai
  • Publication number: 20190023001
    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: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Takatsugu Moriya, Shuzo Iwanaga, Shintaro Kasai, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Akiko Hammura, Tatsuya Yamada, Tomohiro Sato, Ayako Iwasaki, Tomoki Ishiwata, Koichi Ishida
  • Patent number: 10183490
    Abstract: A discharge port array is inclined to a second direction B at an angle ? that satisfies a relation of tan ?=d2/(N×d1), where d1 is a distance between discharge ports within the discharge port array in the second direction B, and d2 is a distance between two adjacent discharge ports within each group in a first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiro Sato, Shintaro Kasai, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Akiko Saito, Takatsugu Moriya, Koichi Ishida, Tatsuya Yamada, Shuzo Iwanaga, Shingo Okushima
  • Publication number: 20190009554
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head includes a recording element substrate including an ejection orifice for ejecting liquid, a pressure chamber provided with an energy generating element for generating energy used to eject liquid, a liquid supply path for supplying liquid to the pressure chamber, and a liquid collecting path for collecting liquid from the pressure chamber. The liquid supply path, the pressure chamber, and the liquid collecting path of the recording element substrate constitute a part of a circulation path in which liquid flows in the order mentioned. The flow resistance RIn of a flow path including the liquid supply path at a supply side is greater than the flow resistance ROut of a flow path including the liquid collecting path at a collection side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20190009524
    Abstract: A liquid ejection apparatus includes a supply control section 401 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 1004 that generates a negative pressure. The liquid ejection apparatus also includes a negative pressure control unit 230 using the negative pressure generated by the negative pressure generating section 1004 to adjust the pressure of the liquid flowing through a collection channel. To stop a flow of the liquid, the supply control section 401 stops the supply of the liquid, and then the negative pressure generating section 1004 is stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Yohei Nakamura, Kazuhiro Yamada, Toru Nakakubo, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Naozumi Nabeshima
  • Publication number: 20190001672
    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: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Akiko Hammura, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa