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Yoshiaki Kimura, Yasuhiko Tanaka: Purging system for ink jet recording apparatus. Konishiroku Photo, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, December 10, 1985: US04558326 (255 worldwide citation)

In an ink jet recording apparatus of the ink-on demand type, the recording ink is forcibly sent from a pressure chamber in the recording head to nozzles which jet the recording ink onto a recording medium. An ink cartridge is a closed-up rigid body having an opening therein which permits gas to flow ...


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Yoshiaki Kimura, Yasuhiko Tanaka: Ink-jet recording apparatus. Konishiroku Photo, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, August 5, 1986: US04604633 (121 worldwide citation)

An ink-jet recording apparatus having a detecting means for detecting ink pressure or an ink-residual quantity in the ink supply. The detecting means has a light shielding means coupled to the flexible diaphragm of the ink supply so as to be movable responsive to deformation of the flexible diaphrag ...


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Yoshiaki Kimura, Masanori Kawai, Yoshinori Mochizuki, Haruhiko Momose: Camera utilizing a satellite positioning system. Konica Corporation, Jordan B Bierman Muserlian and Lucas Bierman, June 15, 1999: US05913078 (112 worldwide citation)

In a camera for receiving an electric wave including position information from a satellite of Global Positioning System and for recording a photographing position together with a photographed image, wherein a photographing attitude of the camera is arbitrarily changed in accordance with an image to ...


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Yoshiaki Kimura, Masanori Kawai, Takashi Hatano: Method of purging ink passages of an ink jet recording device. Konishiroku Photo, Limbach Limbach & Sutton, October 31, 1978: US04123761 (64 worldwide citation)

A method of purging or cleaning ink passages of an ink jet recording device of the type in which a series of ink droplets is ejected from an orifice of a printing head towards a recording medium by the volume displacement of a pressure chamber provided in the printing head, including the steps of ap ...


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Yoshiaki Kimura, Yoshio Takeuchi, Mikio Yamada, Taneji Morishita, Tatsuo Yajima: Method and apparatus for capping a nozzle of ink jet recording device. Konishiroku Photo, Limbach Limbach & Sutton, March 13, 1979: US04144537 (52 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for capping the nozzle of a print head of an ink jet recording device for ejecting ink droplets upon a recording medium which comprises capping means which covers the nozzle of the print head of the ink jet recording device for preventing dust from adhering to the nozzle and f ...


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Kiyotaka Murakami, Yoshiaki Kimura: Method for ink-jet recording and apparatus therefor. Konishiroku Photo, Frishauf Holtz Goodman and Woodward, January 7, 1986: US04563689 (51 worldwide citation)

An on-demand-type ink jet recording apparatus and process wherein the droplet size is controlled to effect halftone-gradiation recording. A preceding pulse is applied to the electromechanical transducer prior to the main pulse so as to control the position of the ink meniscus in the nozzle and there ...


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Taketo Nozu, Yoshiaki Kimura, Kiyotaka Murakami: Ink jet printing head having a flexible film covered ink supply chamber. Konishiroku Photo, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett and Dunner, October 11, 1988: US04777497 (47 worldwide citation)

An ink jet printing device including a printing head having a nozzle through which ink can be ejected. The head includes an internal chamber ink and ink ejection is caused by internal pressure pulses. The internal chamber is formed in part by a deformable diaphragm which prevents extreme ambient tem ...


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Yoshiaki Kimura, Taketo Nozu, Yasuhiko Tanaka: Ink jet printing head. Konishiroku Photo, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, June 4, 1985: US04521788 (36 worldwide citation)

A printing head for an impulse jet type ink-jet printing apparatus which includes a plurality of nozzles supplied with ink from a common ink chamber through ink flow channels and pressure chambers which are substantially perpendicular to the nozzles. Piezoelectric-crystal elements are disposed in ea ...


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Taketo Nozu, Yoshiaki Kimura, Yasuhiko Tanaka: Method for removing air bubbles or solid impurities from the printing head of a drop-on-demand type ink jet printer. Konishiroku Photo, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, September 2, 1986: US04609925 (34 worldwide citation)

An ink jet printer wherein a mechanical vibration is applied by an electromechanical transducer secured to a printing head to the ink in a nozzle and a pressure chamber of the printing head when the ink jet printer is not in a printing operation state, so that an ink flow is formed in the ink passag ...


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Yasuhiko Tanaka, Yoshiaki Kimura: Ink jet printing head having plurality of ink-jetting units disposed parallel to circular-shaped reference plane. Konishiroku Photo, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, September 6, 1988: US04769654 (31 worldwide citation)

A printing head for ink-jet printing comprises at least one ink-flow passage in the form of a hollow chamber and at least one ink-jet nozzle coupled to the ink-flow passage. The hollow chamber has a substantially uniform depth over substantially the entire area thereof. Preferably, the head comprise ...