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Mineo Nozaki, Osamu Asakura, Yoshio Uchikata, Masasumi Nagashima: Printing apparatus and ink ribbon cassette therefor. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, January 14, 1997: US05593237 (76 worldwide citation)

An ink ribbon cassette has a case housing an ink ribbon inside. Holes for receiving positioning members are formed at the two ends of a front portion of the case, and an engaging member is formed at the center of a rear portion of the case. One of the positioning members also serves as an ink ribbon ...


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Yoshio Uchikata, Yoshifumi Hattori, Yoji Ara, Masashi Kitani, Etsurou Suzuki, Toshihide Wada, Hiromitsu Hirabayashi, Hideo Saikawa, Masami Kojima, Tadashi Hanabusa, Kenji Kawano, Koichi Tanno, Tetsuyo Ohashi, Toshihiko Bekki, Kenji Aono, Masaharu Ikado: Ink jet recording apparatus and method for releasably mounting ink jet recording head and separable ink tank. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, April 30, 1996: US05512926 (54 worldwide citation)

An ink jet recording apparatus comprises an ink tank containing ink; a recording head for performing recording by selectively ejecting ink; a mounting portion for mounting the ink tank and the recording head; a liquid passage coupling portion provided on either or both of the ink tank and the record ...


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Yoshio Uchikata: Recording apparatus having a device for detecting the presence or absence of a liquid. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, February 15, 2000: US06024428 (52 worldwide citation)

A device for detecting the presence or absence of a liquid, which is installed on an ink-jet recording apparatus, is configured to determine the presence or absence of ink in the ink flow path by detecting the reflection of light from a light transmission portion by irradiating light thereon. The li ...


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Yoshio Uchikata, Yoshifumi Hattori, Yoji Ara, Masashi Kitani, Etsurou Suzuki, Toshihide Wada, Hiromitsu Hirabayashi, Hideo Saikawa, Masami Kojima, Tadashi Hanabusa, Kenji Kawano, Koichi Tanno, Tetsuyo Ohashi, Toshihiko Bekki, Kenji Aono, Masaharu Ikado: Replaceable ink tank. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, July 9, 1996: US05534899 (39 worldwide citation)

An ink jet recording apparatus comprises an ink tank containing ink; a recording head for performing recording by selectively ejecting ink; a mounting portion for mounting the ink tank and the recording head; a liquid passage coupling portion provided on either or both of the ink tank and the record ...


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Yoshio Uchikata, Yoshifumi Hattori, Yoji Ara, Masashi Kitani, Etsurou Suzuki, Toshihide Wada, Hiromitsu Hirabayashi, Hideo Saikawa, Masami Kojima, Tadashi Hanabusa, Kenji Kawano, Koichi Tanno, Tetsuyo Ohashi, Toshihiko Bekki, Kenji Aono, Masaharu Ikado: Ink jet recording apparatus and a method for installing ink jet recording head. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, June 6, 2000: US06070975 (22 worldwide citation)

An ink jet recording apparatus comprises an ink tank containing ink; a recording head for performing recording by selectively ejecting ink; a mounting portion for mounting the ink tank and the recording head; a liquid passage coupling portion provided on either or both of the ink tank and the record ...


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Mineo Nozaki, Osamu Asakura, Masasumi Nagashima, Yoshio Uchikata: Thermal printer. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, May 27, 1986: US04591876 (20 worldwide citation)

A thermal transfer printer includes a thermal head having plural heat generating elements, a thermal head driver connected to a character generator for controlling the thermal head by supplying drive currents to the heat generating elements of the thermal head in response to print information, and c ...


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Osamu Asakura, Yoshio Uchikata, Kenji Kawazoe, Yuji Kanome: Ink ribbon cassette and recording apparatus which can be loaded with the ink ribbon cassette. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, May 21, 1991: US05017942 (20 worldwide citation)

An ink ribbon cassette which is adapted to be demountably loaded on a recording apparatus having a recording head capable of recording information on a recording medium supported by a platen, the ink ribbon cassette has the following parts: a substantially box-shaped casing constituted by an upper c ...


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Osamu Asakura, Mineo Nozaki, Masasumi Nagashima, Yoshio Uchikata: Thermal printer. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, January 13, 1987: US04636810 (19 worldwide citation)

A thermal printer is capable of maintaining the heating elements thereof at a constant temperature to achieve uniform print density and to avoid abnormal heating of the heating elements. For this purpose each heating element receives a stronger driving pulse at the first printing operation in a scan ...


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Tetsuyo Ohashi, Yoshio Uchikata, Masaharu Ikado: Ink jet recording apparatus with support for recording head carriage. Canon Kabushiki Kashia, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, June 29, 1999: US05917518 (15 worldwide citation)

A recording apparatus includes a carriage for carrying a recording head cartridge for effecting recording, and for conveying the recording head cartridge; and a guide for guiding the carriage within a range in which the carriage is conveyed. The carriage includes a slider slidable along the guide, a ...


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Yoshio Uchikata: Sheet conveying apparatus. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, October 5, 1999: US05961234 (14 worldwide citation)

A sheet discharge roller is formed from material having great rigidity such as metal and has discharge roller convey portions and discharge roller groove portions (circumferential grooves) to which spurs are opposed. The spurs are not contacted with the sheet discharge roller. The discharge roller c ...