Patents by Inventor Zentaro Tamenaga

Zentaro Tamenaga 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: 20200147957
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head including a recording element substrate that ejects a liquid, a flow passage member provided with a flow passage that supplies the liquid to the recording element substrate, an elastic member having elasticity disposed between the recording element substrate and the flow passage member, and a fixing member that fixes the recording element substrate and the flow passage member. In the liquid ejection head, an area between the recording element substrate and the flow passage member through which the liquid flows is sealed by having the elastic member be deformed with the fixing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Akio Saito, Toru Nakakubo, Yohei Nakamura, Zentaro Tamenaga
  • Publication number: 20200122476
    Abstract: A liquid discharge head includes a recording element substrate. The recording element substrate includes a discharge aperture forming member defining a discharge aperture from which a liquid is discharged and a substrate having a pressure generating element that pressurizes the liquid so as to discharge the liquid. The liquid discharge head also includes a cover member that defines an opening through which the discharge aperture is exposed. The cover member is disposed on a side of the recording element substrate on which the discharge aperture is formed. In the liquid discharge head, the recording element substrate further includes an electrode disposed on a side of the substrate on which the discharge aperture forming member is formed and an insulation member that covers the electrode. In addition, the insulation member is covered by the cover member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Yohei Nakamura, Akio Saito, Zentaro Tamenaga, Toru Nakakubo
  • Patent number: 10518548
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head has a plurality of ejection modules having a recording element substrate equipped with a plurality of ejection orifices for ejecting a liquid, a plurality of first flow path members that supports at least one of the ejection modules and a second flow path member provided in common with the first flow path members and supporting the first flow path members. The first flow path members and the second flow path member are equipped with a flow path for supplying a plurality of recording element substrates with a liquid. The first flow path members are joined with the second flow path member via an adhesive layer without being brought into direct contact with the second flow path member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Yamada, Shuzo Iwanaga, Seiichiro Karita, Shingo Okushima, Zentaro Tamenaga, Noriyasu Nagai, Tatsurou Mori, Akio Saito, Akira Yamamoto, Asuka Horie, Masao Furukawa, Takatsuna Aoki
  • Patent number: 10479087
    Abstract: In order that the interior of a cap member, in a case where the cap member abuts to a cover member, is allowed to have improved airtightness so that the cap member can sufficiently function, a sealing member is used to seal between the cover member and first and second flow path members for retaining the cover member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Zentaro Tamenaga, Shuzo Iwanaga, Shingo Okushima
  • Patent number: 10471711
    Abstract: In a printing apparatus including a circulation system circulating a liquid, a volatile component included in the liquid evaporates from an ejection opening and thus characteristics of the liquid involving with concentration or viscosity change. The invention provides a printing apparatus that uses a liquid ejection head including an ejection opening ejecting a liquid, a print element generating energy for ejecting a liquid, and a pressure chamber having the print element provided therein, the printing apparatus including: a circulator configured to circulate the liquid so that the liquid passes through the pressure chamber; and a concentration adjustment unit configured to adjust a concentration of a liquid inside a liquid circulation system by discharging the liquid from the inside of the liquid circulation system and replenishing the liquid into the liquid circulation system from the outside of the liquid circulation system in response to the amount of the discharged liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Seiichiro Karita, Shuzo Iwanaga, Kazuhiro Yamada, Takatsuna Aoki, Shingo Okushima, Zentaro Tamenaga, Yumi Komamiya, Noriyasu Nagai, Tatsurou Mori, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Akira Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10350885
    Abstract: A liquid discharge device performs recording by use of a liquid discharge head including discharge ports to discharge a liquid, pressure generation elements to generate energy to be used to discharge the liquid, and pressure chambers communicating with the discharge ports. The liquid discharge device includes a control unit to control a temperature of the liquid discharge head by applying heat with heating elements arranged in divided areas of a region of the liquid discharge head where the discharge ports are arranged. When there is recording data for the discharge port in a certain one of the divided areas, the control unit causes the heating element in the divided area to generate heat, and when there is no recording data for the discharge port in the certain divided area, the control unit keeps the heating element in the certain divided area from generating heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takatsuna Aoki, Shuzo Iwanaga, Seiichiro Karita, Kazuhiro Yamada, Shingo Okushima, Zentaro Tamenaga, Akira Yamamoto, Tatsurou Mori, Noriyasu Nagai, Akio Saito, Ryo Kasai
  • Patent number: 10293604
    Abstract: In order to keep possible local temperature differences in a liquid ejection head small to allow stable liquid ejection performance to be achieved, temperatures in a plurality of heating areas in a liquid ejection head are discretely controlled using heating elements and temperature detection elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takatsuna Aoki, Shuzo Iwanaga, Seiichiro Karita, Kazuhiro Yamada, Shingo Okushima, Zentaro Tamenaga, Akira Yamamoto, Tatsurou Mori, Noriyasu Nagai, Akio Saito, Masashi Hayashi, Takeshi Murase, Yuki Sawai
  • Patent number: 10201980
    Abstract: A liquid discharge head includes discharge orifices, recording elements that generate energy, supply channels that supply liquid to the recording elements, a common supply channel communicating with the supply channels, recovery channels that recover liquid supplied to the recording elements, a common recovery channel that recovers liquid from the recovery channels, a first inlet port that supplies liquid to the common supply channel, a first recovery port that recovers liquid from the first common supply channel, a second inlet port that supplies liquid to the common recovery channel, and a second recovery port that recovers liquid from the second common recovery channel. The first inlet port and the first recovery port communicate without going through channel portions where recording elements are disposed, and the second inlet port and the second recovery port communicate without going through channel portions where recording elements are disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takatsuna Aoki, Seiichiro Karita, Shingo Okushima, Eisuke Nishitani, Yumi Komamiya, Kazuhiro Yamada, Zentaro Tamenaga, Noriyasu Nagai, Tatsurou Mori, Shuzo Iwanaga, Akio Saito, Akira Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10195868
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus has a liquid ejecting unit and a negative pressure regulating unit provided between passages connecting the tank to the liquid ejecting unit, regulates fluid pressure of liquid flowing into the liquid ejecting unit. The negative pressure regulating unit includes a negative pressure chamber whose internal pressure is regulated within a predetermined range, and a discharging passage for discharging liquid stored in the negative pressure chamber from the negative pressure regulating unit. The discharging passage has an outlet disposed in an upper portion of the negative pressure chamber in a direction of gravity, a bubble accumulation portion connected to the outlet and having a space above the outlet in the direction of gravity, and a passage guiding liquid flowing from the outlet to a discharging port opened in a bottom of the negative pressure regulating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Yamada, Shuzo Iwanaga, Seiichiro Karita, Shingo Okushima, Zentaro Tamenaga, Noriyasu Nagai, Tatsurou Mori, Akio Saito, Takatsuna Aoki, Akira Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20190001697
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head has a plurality of ejection modules having a recording element substrate equipped with a plurality of ejection orifices for ejecting a liquid, a plurality of first flow path members that supports at least one of the ejection modules and a second flow path member provided in common to the first flow path members and supporting the first flow path members. The first flow path members and the second flow path member are equipped with a flow path for supplying a plurality of recording element substrates with a liquid. The first flow path members are joined with the second flow path member via an adhesive layer without being brought into direct contact with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Yamada, Shuzo Iwanaga, Seiichiro Karita, Shingo Okushima, Zentaro Tamenaga, Noriyasu Nagai, Tatsurou Mori, Akio Saito, Akira Yamamoto, Asuka Horie, Masao Furukawa, Takatsuna Aoki
  • Patent number: 10160204
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head includes a support member extending in a first direction, a print element board having an ejection port through which liquid is ejected, and first and second members arranged in the support member adjacent to each other along the first direction, each having a supply path extending in the first direction. The print element board element generates energy used for ejection of the supply paths supplied liquid. The first member includes an outlet port through which the supplied liquid flows out. The second member includes an inlet port through which the liquid from the outlet port flows. The outlet port is provided near a first member supply path end portion on the support member side on which the second member is provided. The inlet port is provided near a second member supply path end portion on the support member side on which the first member is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tatsurou Mori, Shuzo Iwanaga, Seiichiro Karita, Kazuhiro Yamada, Akio Saito, Zentaro Tamenaga, Shingo Okushima, Yumi Komamiya, Noriyasu Nagai, Takatsuna Aoki, Akira Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20180244039
    Abstract: In a printing apparatus including a circulation system circulating a liquid, a volatile component included in the liquid evaporates from an ejection opening and thus characteristics of the liquid involving with concentration or viscosity change. The invention provides a printing apparatus that uses a liquid ejection head including an ejection opening ejecting a liquid, a print element generating energy for ejecting a liquid, and a pressure chamber having the print element provided therein, the printing apparatus including: a circulator configured to circulate the liquid so that the liquid passes through the pressure chamber; and a concentration adjustment unit configured to adjust a concentration of a liquid inside a liquid circulation system by discharging the liquid from the inside of the liquid circulation system and replenishing the liquid into the liquid circulation system from the outside of the liquid circulation system in response to the amount of the discharged liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: SEIICHIRO KARITA, Shuzo Iwanaga, Kazuhiro Yamada, Takatsuna Aoki, Shingo Okushima, Zentaro Tamenaga, Yumi Komamiya, Noriyasu Nagai, Tatsurou Mori, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Akira Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10029473
    Abstract: A liquid discharge head includes: a plurality of recording element boards each having a plurality each of discharge orifices configured to discharge liquid, liquid supply channels configured to supply liquid to the discharge orifices, and liquid recovery channels configured to recover liquid supplied from the liquid supply channels; a common supply channel communicating with at least one liquid supply channel of the recording element boards and configured to supply liquid to the plurality of recording element boards; and a common recovery channel communicating with at least one liquid recovery channel of the recording element boards and configured to recover liquid from the plurality of recording element boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akira Yamamoto, Shuzo Iwanaga, Seiichiro Karita, Kazuhiro Yamada, Takatsuna Aoki, Shingo Okushima, Akio Saito, Zentaro Tamenaga, Noriyasu Nagai, Tatsurou Mori
  • Patent number: 10022979
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head capable of suppressing a change in pressure of a pressure chamber, a liquid ejection apparatus, and a manufacturing method are provided. For that reason, a lid member is formed on a wafer-shaped element board and the element board is cut into chips to manufacture a print element board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shingo Okushima, Takatsuna Aoki, Seiichiro Karita, Noriyasu Nagai, Tamaki Sato, Tetsushi Ishikawa, Yasuaki Tominaga, Manabu Otsuka, Shuzo Iwanaga, Tatsurou Mori, Kazuhiro Yamada, Akira Yamamoto, Zentaro Tamenaga, Akio Saito
  • Patent number: 10005287
    Abstract: A liquid ejection apparatus using a liquid ejection head and ejecting a liquid from the liquid ejection head includes a liquid supply unit that has a supply passage of the liquid supplied to the liquid ejection head and a collection passage of the liquid collected from the liquid ejection head, and supplies and collects the liquid by generating a difference between a pressure of the liquid in the supply passage and a pressure of the liquid in the collection passage, and a flow resistance adjustment unit provided in the supply passage and/or the collection passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Yamada, Shuzo Iwanaga, Seiichiro Karita, Takatsuna Aoki, Shingo Okushima, Akira Yamamoto, Zentaro Tamenaga, Noriyasu Nagai, Tatsurou Mori, Akio Saito
  • Patent number: 9994040
    Abstract: The liquid ejection apparatus includes a circulation unit configured to circulate a liquid along a circulation passage extending from a liquid supply source to the liquid supply source through a liquid ejection head. Further, the liquid ejection apparatus includes a deaeration unit configured to perform a deaeration operation of decreasing a dissolved gas amount of the liquid, a recovery unit configured to recover ejection performance of an ejection opening, and a control unit configured to control an operation of driving the circulation unit and the deaeration unit. The control unit starts the deaeration operation and circulates the liquid having been deaerated by the deaeration operation inside a circulation path after the recovery operation and before an initial printing operation after the recovery operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Seiichiro Karita, Shuzo Iwanaga, Kazuhiro Yamada, Takatsuna Aoki, Shingo Okushima, Akio Saito, Akira Yamamoto, Zentaro Tamenaga, Noriyasu Nagai, Tatsurou Mori
  • Publication number: 20180154650
    Abstract: A liquid discharge head includes discharge orifices, recording elements that generate energy, supply channels that supply liquid to the recording elements, a common supply channel communicating with the supply channels, recovery channels that recover liquid supplied to the recording elements, a common recovery channel that recovers liquid from the recovery channels, a first inlet port that supplies liquid to the common supply channel, a first recovery port that recovers liquid from the first common supply channel, a second inlet port that supplies liquid to the common recovery channel, and a second recovery port that recovers liquid from the second common recovery channel. The first inlet port and the first recovery port communicate without going through channel portions where recording elements are disposed, and the second inlet port and the second recovery port communicate without going through channel portions where recording elements are disposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Takatsuna Aoki, Seiichiro Karita, Shingo Okushima, Eisuke Nishitani, Yumi Komamiya, Kazuhiro Yamada, Zentaro Tamenaga, Noriyasu Nagai, Tatsurou Mori, Shuzo Iwanaga, Akio Saito, Akira Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9981464
    Abstract: In a printing apparatus including a circulation system circulating a liquid, a volatile component included in the liquid evaporates from an ejection opening and thus characteristics of the liquid involving with concentration or viscosity change. The invention provides a printing apparatus that uses a liquid ejection head including an ejection opening ejecting a liquid, a print element generating energy for ejecting a liquid, and a pressure chamber having the print element provided therein, the printing apparatus including: a circulator configured to circulate the liquid so that the liquid passes through the pressure chamber; and a concentration adjustment unit configured to adjust a concentration of a liquid inside a liquid circulation system by discharging the liquid from the inside of the liquid circulation system and replenishing the liquid into the liquid circulation system from the outside of the liquid circulation system in response to the amount of the discharged liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Seiichiro Karita, Shuzo Iwanaga, Kazuhiro Yamada, Takatsuna Aoki, Shingo Okushima, Zentaro Tamenaga, Yumi Komamiya, Noriyasu Nagai, Tatsurou Mori, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Akira Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9975340
    Abstract: In a printing apparatus including a circulation system circulating a liquid, a volatile component included in the liquid evaporates from an ejection opening and thus characteristics of the liquid involving with concentration, viscosity and the like change. The invention provides a printing apparatus including: a page wide type liquid ejection head that includes an ejection opening ejecting a liquid, a print element generating energy for ejecting a liquid, and a pressure chamber having the print element provided therein; a cap that covers the ejection opening; and a circulator configured to circulate the liquid so that the liquid passes through the pressure chamber, wherein a circulation of the liquid is started after the cap is opened and the circulation of the liquid is stopped in a case where an image forming operation of ejecting the liquid from the ejection opening on the basis of a job is ended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Seiichiro Karita, Shuzo Iwanaga, Kazuhiro Yamada, Akio Saito, Zentaro Tamenaga, Shingo Okushima, Yumi Komamiya, Tatsurou Mori, Takatsuna Aoki, Noriyasu Nagai, Akira Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9925792
    Abstract: A liquid discharge head includes discharge orifices, recording elements that generate energy, supply channels that supply liquid to the recording elements, a common supply channel communicating with the supply channels, recovery channels that recover liquid supplied to the recording elements, a common recovery channel that recovers liquid from the recovery channels, a first inlet port that supplies liquid to the common supply channel, a first recovery port that recovers liquid from the first common supply channel, a second inlet port that supplies liquid to the common recovery channel, and a second recovery port that recovers liquid from the second common recovery channel. The first inlet port and the first recovery port communicate without going through channel portions where recording elements are disposed, and the second inlet port and the second recovery port communicate without going through channel portions where recording elements are disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takatsuna Aoki, Seiichiro Karita, Shingo Okushima, Eisuke Nishitani, Yumi Komamiya, Kazuhiro Yamada, Zentaro Tamenaga, Noriyasu Nagai, Tatsurou Mori, Shuzo Iwanaga, Akio Saito, Akira Yamamoto