CN104842660B - Box and seal member - Google Patents

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CN104842660B
CN104842660B CN201510180877.8A CN201510180877A CN104842660B CN 104842660 B CN104842660 B CN 104842660B CN 201510180877 A CN201510180877 A CN 201510180877A CN 104842660 B CN104842660 B CN 104842660B
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野泽泉
水谷忠弘
中村浩之
小林淳
高桥良太
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41JTYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, e.g. INK-JET PRINTERS, THERMAL PRINTERS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
    • B41J2/00Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed
    • B41J2/005Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed characterised by bringing liquid or particles selectively into contact with a printing material
    • B41J2/01Ink jet
    • B41J2/17Ink jet characterised by ink handling
    • B41J2/175Ink supply systems ; Circuit parts therefor
    • B41J2/17503Ink cartridges
    • B41J2/17536Protection of cartridges or parts thereof, e.g. tape
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41JTYPEWRITERS; SELECTIVE PRINTING MECHANISMS, e.g. INK-JET PRINTERS, THERMAL PRINTERS, i.e. MECHANISMS PRINTING OTHERWISE THAN FROM A FORME; CORRECTION OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
    • B41J2/00Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed
    • B41J2/005Typewriters or selective printing mechanisms characterised by the printing or marking process for which they are designed characterised by bringing liquid or particles selectively into contact with a printing material
    • B41J2/01Ink jet
    • B41J2/17Ink jet characterised by ink handling
    • B41J2/175Ink supply systems ; Circuit parts therefor
    • B41J2/17503Ink cartridges
    • B41J2/1752Mounting within the printer
    • B41J2/17523Ink connection

Abstract

The present invention provides box and seal member, can reduce the possibility that liquid escapes to outside.The box for accommodating the liquid for being supplied to liquid injection apparatus includes:Liquid containing portion;And the liquid supply department being connected with the liquid injection apparatus.In being internally provided with for the liquid supply department:Liquid outflow portion, the liquid outflow portion makes the liquid flow out to the liquid injection apparatus;And opening, the outside of the opening connection liquid supply department and the inside of the liquid supply department, side of the opening not with the liquid supply department connects.

Description

Box and seal member

The application is to be based on the Application No. 201310192376.2, applying date to be on May 22nd, 2013, apply for artificial Seiko The divisional application that Epson Co., Ltd., the invention of entitled " box and seal member " are proposed.

Technical field

The present invention relates to the technology of box.

Background technology

In the past, as the technology to printer supply ink, it is known to using the print cartridge for accommodating ink (also referred to as " box ".) technology, the printer is of liquid injection apparatus.Box includes:For accommodate ink liquid containing portion, And for the liquid supply department of the ink to printer supply liquid containing portion.Liquid supply department one end and liquid containing Portion is connected, and the other end is formed with as the liquid supply port (for example, patent document 1,2) of opening.

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Patent document

Patent document 1:No. 7735983 publications of U.S. Patent No.;

Patent document 2:No. 7938523 publication of Japanese documentation patent.

Box described in patent document is clashed into when for example presence is carried and the ink in liquid containing portion is preceding in use Escape to the situation outside box.When ink escapes to box outside, various unfavorable conditions can be produced.For example, user The quantity of ink that can be used is possible to tail off.In addition, ink be possible to be attached to user, printer or printed medium it is first-class.

In addition, box before being installed to printer is present being supplied in liquid to prevent from spilling ink from liquid supply port Answer mouth that the situation of cap is installed.In the case of cap is mounted on box, there is the situation that various unfavorable conditions occur.For example, When ink is attached with cap and user unload cap from box when etc., the ink of cap is possible to be attached to user.In addition, example Such as, because cap is not properly installed to the first-class reason of box, ink is possible to escape to outside from liquid supply port.

As described above, the above-mentioned hope in box and cap is not limited to accommodate the box of ink or is installed to the box for accommodating ink Cap, the cap to accommodating the box of the printing material beyond other printing materials or liquid and be installed on the box is also to deposit jointly .In addition, in such box or cap, its miniaturization, cost degradation, save resources, easy to manufacture, easy to use is expected Raising of property etc..

The content of the invention

The present invention is completed at least a portion for solving the above problems, and can be realized as following mode.

(1) an a kind of mode of the invention, there is provided box, the box is used to accommodate what is supplied to liquid injection apparatus Liquid.The box includes:Liquid containing portion;And liquid supply department, the liquid supply department connects with the liquid injection apparatus Connect.In being internally provided with for the liquid supply department:Liquid outflow portion, it is described that the liquid outflow portion flows out to the liquid Liquid injection apparatus;And opening, the outside of the opening connection liquid supply department and the inside of the liquid supply department. In addition, side of the opening not with the liquid supply department connects.According to the box of which, opening not with liquid supply department Side connects.By the configuration, even if in the case where liquid laterally flows, it is also possible to reduce the liquid for laterally flowing and arrive Up to the possibility of opening.Thereby, it is possible to reduce the possibility that liquid escapes to outside via opening.

(2) in the box of aforesaid way, Ke Yishi:The opening is one of prominent path in the liquid supply department End.According to the box of which, because opening is one end of prominent path, even therefore in liquid along liquid supply department In the case that inner surface flows, the possibility that liquid reaches opening can be also reduced.Spilt via opening thereby, it is possible to reduce liquid To outside possibility.

(3) in the box of aforesaid way, Ke Yishi:It is described opening with the peripheral part of the liquid outflow portion in most Peripheral part close to the position of the path is compared, and downstream is located on the outflow direction of the liquid.According to which Box, can further reduce the possibility that liquid reaches opening.For example, turn into the box of upside compared with upstream side in downstream Under state, with the peripheral part in immediate position (also referred to as " the first peripheral part ".) it is located at upside compared to opening.Therefore, The possibility that the liquid spilt near the first peripheral part or the first peripheral part reaches opening can be reduced.

(4) in the box of aforesaid way, Ke Yishi:The liquid supply department and the path are integrally formed.According to this The box of mode, compared with the situation that liquid supply department and path are formed by different parts, can reduce because breakage is waited in liquid The possibility in gap is produced between body supply department and path.Thereby, it is possible to reduce liquid by gap be flowed into path can Can property.

(5) in the box of aforesaid way, Ke Yishi:Including:First face;Second face;3rd face;Fourth face;And pass through Part, the permeation member is configured on first face, and the liquid supply department is arranged on first face, described Fourth face is opposed with first face, and second face is formed between first face and the fourth face, and the described 3rd Face is opposed with second face, and first face has positioned at the first end of second surface side and positioned at the 3rd surface side The second end, the second end is near the first end described in the ratio that the permeation member is configured in first face That side, first end described in the ratio that the liquid supply department is configured in first face near the second end that Side.According to the box of which, liquid supply department is located at second end side, and through portion is located at first end side.That is, liquid supply department Separate position is in through portion.Liquid therefore, it is possible to reduce from the outflow of liquid supply department is attached to the possibility of through portion Property.Thus, for example, detecting liquid residue state (the presence or absence of liquid residue and liquid by optical means using first component Body surplus) in the case of, the decline of the accuracy of detection of liquid residue state can be suppressed.

(6) in the box of aforesaid way, Ke Yishi:It is described to be open on the outflow direction of the liquid and the liquid flow Go out portion compared to positioned at downstream.According to the box of which, the possibility that liquid reaches opening can be further reduced.For example, In the state of the box that downstream turns into upside compared with upstream side in vertical, opening is located at upper compared with liquid outflow portion Side.Therefore, it is possible to reduce the possibility that the liquid spilt from liquid outflow portion reaches opening.

(7) in the box of aforesaid way, Ke Yishi:It is described to be open on the outflow direction of the liquid and the liquid flow Go out portion compared to positioned at upstream side.According to the box of which, can reduce opening collision go out positioned at liquid flow portion vicinity other Part possibility.For example, as other parts, there is liquid injection apparatus.

(8) in the box of aforesaid way, Ke Yishi:Also include seal member, the seal member is blocked the liquid and supplied Portion is answered, and with handle, the opening and the handle are located at the same side relative to the liquid outflow portion.According to which Box, when box is placed in predetermined face in the state of handle turns into downside in vertical, the posture of box is unstable.Cause This, is prevented from the situation that box is placed in predetermined face in the state of handle turns into downside.Here, it is open relative with handle The same side is located in liquid outflow portion.That is, can be by handle reduction opening possibility as downside compared with liquid outflow portion Property, the possibility that the liquid spilt from liquid outflow portion reaches opening can be reduced.

(9) in the box of aforesaid way, Ke Yishi:The seal member has blocks at least one of of the opening Sealing.According to the box of which, at least a portion of opening is blocked by sealing, thus, it is possible to reduce liquid via opening Flow out to the possibility of outside.

(10) in the box of aforesaid way, Ke Yishi:The liquid supply department is set multiple, and the opening is set many Individual, the sealing that the seal member has accordingly is set multiple with multiple openings, and the seal member exists There is first step portion between each sealing.According to the box of which, even reaching a feelings for sealing in liquid Under condition, it is also possible to be suppressed to up to a liquid for sealing by stage portion and reach other sealings.

(11) in the box of aforesaid way, Ke Yishi:The seal member also has:Receptacle, the receptacle is received The liquid outflow portion, and it is arranged on the positions different from the sealing;And second step portion, the second step portion Between the sealing and the receptacle, and including at least one of convex portion and recess.According to the box of which, i.e., Make to be in the case where the liquid spilt from liquid outflow portion is attached to receptacle, it is also possible to reduce liquid by second step portion The possibility of sealing is reached along receptacle.

(12) in the box of aforesaid way, Ke Yishi:The receptacle is concave shape, and the second step portion is by described The peripheral part of receptacle is formed.According to the box of which, it is not necessary to set new separate part to set second step portion.

(13) in the box of aforesaid way, Ke Yishi:The liquid outflow portion has the outflow side relative to the liquid To inclined rake, the seal member has along the inclined opposed portion in the inclined direction of the rake.According to which Box, opposed portion inclines along the inclined direction of rake of liquid outflow portion.According to the construction, can reduce by seal member The volume of the interior chamber of air is formed and accommodated with liquid supply department.Thereby, it is possible to limit from interior chamber via liquid outflow portion It is flowed into the amount of the air of liquid containing portion.

(14) in the box of aforesaid way, Ke Yishi:The liquid outflow portion has:Installation portion, the installation portion is pacified It is attached to the liquid supply department;Central portion, the central portion is surrounded by the installation portion;And non-mounting, the non-installation Portion is different from the central portion and the installation portion, and the non-mounting can keep the liquid.According to the box of which, Liquid can be kept by non-mounting, therefore, it is possible to reduce the possibility that liquid reaches opening.

(15) in the box of aforesaid way, Ke Yishi:The seal member is contacted with least a portion of the central portion. According to the box of which, can reduce by seal member and liquid supply department is formed, the volume of the interior chamber that there is air. It is flowed into the amount of the air of liquid containing portion via liquid outflow portion from interior chamber thereby, it is possible to further limitation.

(16) in the box of aforesaid way, Ke Yishi:The seal member is not contacted with the central portion.According to which Box, the possibility that liquid is attached on seal member can be reduced.

(17) in the box of aforesaid way, Ke Yishi:Also there is opening sealing member, the opening sealing member is can The part of dismounting, and block the opening, when to plane projection perpendicular to the outflow direction of the liquid, the opening Seal member is arranged on position not Chong Die with the liquid outflow portion.According to the box of which, due to opening sealing member It is not Chong Die with liquid outflow portion, therefore, it is possible to reduce the possibility that the liquid spilt from liquid outflow portion is attached to opening sealing member Property.

(18) in the box of aforesaid way, Ke Yishi:Also there is liquid supply port seal member, the liquid supply port is close Envelope part is the part that can be dismantled, and blocks the liquid supply port positioned at one end of the liquid supply department, and the opening is close Envelope part and the liquid supply port seal member are bonded to each other in a part.According to the box of which, user can Opening sealing member and liquid supply port seal member are disassembled from box by action once.

(19) a kind of seal member, Covering Liguid supply opening, the liquid are provided according to one mode of others of the invention Supply opening is located at one end of liquid supply department, and the liquid supply department has liquid outflow portion and the opening with external connection.Institute At least a portion for stating the face of that side opposed with the liquid outflow portion of seal member seals the opening.According to which Seal member, can reduce liquid via the opening that liquid supply department has flow out to outside possibility.

(20) in the seal member of aforesaid way, Ke Yishi:The seal member is not contacted with the liquid outflow portion. According to the seal member of which, the possibility that liquid is attached on seal member can be reduced.

(21) in the seal member of aforesaid way, Ke Yishi:The seal member is contacted with the liquid outflow portion.Root According to the seal member of which, liquid can be suppressed and escape to outside from liquid outflow portion.

(22) in the seal member of aforesaid way, Ke Yishi:The opening is prominent in the liquid supply department One end of path, the seal member is not contacted with the path.According to the seal member of which, path is prevented from close Envelope part is blocked.

(23) in the seal member of aforesaid way, Ke Yishi:The opening is prominent in the liquid supply department One end of path, the seal member is contacted with the path.According to the seal member of which, liquid can be reduced and invaded In path and the liquid that invades escapes to the possibility of outside.

(24) a kind of seal member, the liquid supply of Covering Liguid supply department are provided according to one mode of others of the invention Mouthful, the liquid supply department protrudes laterally from the part for constituting box, and has the liquid supply port, the liquid at one end There is internally positioned and at least a portion to be flowed out relative to the inclined liquid of the projected direction of the liquid supply department for supply department Portion.At least a portion in the face of that side opposed with the liquid outflow portion of the seal member is accordingly inclined with the inclination Tiltedly.According to the seal member of which, for example, the possibility in the outside that liquid flows out to seal member can be reduced by inclining.

Additionally, the present invention can be realized in a variety of ways, for example, can be realized in such as inferior mode:Box, it is installed on box Seal member, the manufacture method of box, the manufacture method of seal member, the liquid injection system including box and liquid injection apparatus System, including box and make the liquid delivery system of the runner pipe that liquid circulates to liquid injection apparatus.

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Fig. 1 is the stereogram of the composition for showing liquid injection system 10;

Fig. 2 is the stereogram for showing to be provided with the retainer 60 of box 20;

Fig. 3 is the first stereoscopic figure of box 20;

Fig. 4 is the second stereoscopic figure of box 20;

Fig. 5 is the front view of box 20;

Fig. 6 is the rearview of box 20;

Fig. 7 is the left view of box 20;

Fig. 8 is the right view of box 20;

Fig. 9 is the top view of box 20;

Figure 10 is the upward view of box 20;

Figure 11 is the exploded perspective view of box 20;

Figure 12 is the front view of main element 22;

Figure 13 is the first figure for illustrating the action of box 20;

Figure 14 is the second figure for illustrating the action of box 20;

Figure 15 is the 3rd figure for illustrating the action of box 20;

Figure 16 is the partial section view in the F9-F9 sections of Fig. 9;

Figure 17 is the upward view near liquid supply department 280;

Figure 18 is the figure further illustrated for the composition to liquid supply department 280;

Figure 19 is the stereogram of the box 13 of second embodiment;

Figure 20 is the first stereogram of cap 70;

Figure 21 is the second stereogram of cap 70;

Figure 22 is the partial section view of box 13;

Figure 23 is the stereogram of the box main body 20a of the 3rd implementation method;

Figure 24 is the stereogram of the box 13a of the 3rd implementation method;

Figure 25 is first stereogram of cap 70a;

Figure 26 A are second stereograms of cap 70a;

Figure 26 B are first stereograms of the cap 70b of the 4th implementation method;

Figure 26 C are second stereograms of the cap 70b of the 4th implementation method;

Figure 26 D are the sectional views of the box main body 20 for being provided with cap 70b;

Figure 26 E are the figures for the part for being exaggerated Figure 26 D;

Figure 26 F are the first stereograms as the cap 70c of variation;

Figure 26 G are the second stereograms as the cap 70c of variation;

Figure 26 H are to be exaggerated the figure near the liquid supply department 280 of the 5th implementation method;

Figure 26 I are the figures for illustrating regenerating box 20c;

Figure 26 J are the stereograms of the cap 70g being reproduced;

Figure 27 is the schematic diagram for illustrating the first other embodiment;

Figure 28 is the schematic diagram for illustrating the second other embodiment;

Figure 29 is the figure for being illustrated to the 3rd other embodiment;

Figure 30 is the figure for illustrating the variation for application component 30g;

Figure 31 is the figure suitable with Figure 16.

Specific embodiment

Then, embodiments of the present invention are illustrated in the following order.

The various implementation methods of A~H.:

I. variation:

A. first embodiment:

A-1:The composition of liquid injection system:

Fig. 1 is the stereogram of the composition for showing liquid injection system 10.Orthogonal XYZ axles are depicted in Fig. 1.Figure XYZ axle of the 1 XYZ axles also with other figures is corresponding.For figure shown after this also according to need mark XYZ axles.Liquid sprays Penetrating system 10 includes:Box 20 and the printer 50 as liquid injection apparatus.In liquid injection system 10, in printer 50 Retainer 60 in by user removably mounting box 20.

Box 20 internally accommodates ink.The ink being accommodated in box 20 is supplied via liquid supply department described later and liquid Should pipe be supplied to the end 54.In the present embodiment, multiple boxes 20 are removably installed in the retainer 60 of printer 50. In present embodiment, the ink with six kinds of colors (black, yellow, magenta, light magenta, cyan and nattierblue) is corresponding Six kinds of boxes of species 20 each, amount to six boxes 20 and be installed in retainer 60.Additionally, being installed to retainer 60 The number of box 20 be not limited to six.

Printer 50 is towards personal small inkjet printers.Printer 50 in addition to retainer 60, also including control Portion processed 51 and the bracket 52 with retainer 60.Bracket 52 includes first 54.Printer 50 is from being installed on retainer 60 Box 20 makes ink flow to the end 54 via liquid supply tube described later.First 54 including piezoelectric element etc. emitting mechanism, to paper or mark The printed mediums 90 such as label spray (supply) ink.Thus, the number such as word, figure and portrait is printed on printed medium 90 According to.

Control unit 51 is controlled to each several part of printer 50.The bracket 52 of printer 50 is configured to make first 54 Relatively moved relative to printed medium 90.It is electrically connected via flexible cable 53 between control unit 51 and bracket 52, head 54 emitting mechanism is based on the control signal from control unit 51 and is acted.

In the present embodiment, retainer 60 constitutes bracket 52 together with first 54.In this way, the bracket of first 54 movement will be made The type of the printer 50 of mounting box 20 is also referred to as " frame mo(u)ld top half " in retainer 60 on 52.In other implementations, may be used Motionless retainer 60 is constituted with the position different from bracket 52, and is made ink via pipe from the box 20 on retainer 60 Water supply to the end 54.The type of such printer is also referred to as " from frame type ".

In the present embodiment, printer 50 includes that relatively movement is right to realize for making bracket 52 and printed medium 90 The main scanning conveying mechanism and subscan conveying mechanism of the printing of printed medium 90.The main scanning conveying mechanism bag of printer 50 Include carriage motor 55 and drive belt 58.The power of carriage motor 55 is passed into bracket 52 via drive belt 58, thus makes support Frame 52 is moved back and forth on main scanning direction.The subscan conveying mechanism of printer 50 includes transporting motor 56 and platen 59.The power for transporting motor 56 is delivered to platen 59, is thus transported on the sub-scanning direction orthogonal with main scanning direction Send printed medium 90.

The surplus for the ink being detected optically by box 20 is provided with position outside the printing zone of printer 50 Test section 57.Illuminating part and light accepting part are internally provided with test section 57.Control unit 51 is in the movement with bracket 52 And box 20 by the top of test section 57 when send light using the illuminating part of test section 57, by the light accepting part of test section 57 whether Receive the light to detect the ink surplus state in box 20 (being specifically the presence or absence of ink).

In the present embodiment, the use state in liquid injection system 10 (also referred to as " uses posture ".) under, will be along The axle for transporting the sub-scanning direction (fore-and-aft direction) of printed medium 90 is set to X-axis, will be swept along the master for moving back and forth bracket 52 The axle for retouching direction (left and right directions) is set to Y-axis, will be set to Z axis along the axle of gravity direction (above-below direction).Additionally, so-called liquid The use state of body spraying system 10 is the state of the liquid injection system 10 being arranged on horizontal face, in present embodiment In, the face of level is the face (X/Y plane) parallel with X-axis and Y-axis.

In the present embodiment, sub-scanning direction (front direction) is set to+X-axis positive direction, by its rightabout (rear To)-X-direction is set to ,+Z-direction will be set to from the direction (upper direction) underneath towards top of gravity direction, its is opposite Direction (lower direction) is set to-Z-direction.In the present embodiment, by from the right flank of liquid injection system 10 towards left surface Direction be set to+Y direction (left direction), its rightabout is set to-Y direction (right direction).In the present embodiment, quilt The orientation of the multiple boxes 20 in retainer 60 is along direction (left and right directions, also referred to as " Y-axis side of Y-axis To ".).Additionally, also " X-direction " will be referred to as along the direction of X-axis (fore-and-aft direction), will be referred to as along the direction of Z axis (above-below direction) " Z-direction ".

A-2. the composition of retainer 60:

Fig. 2 is the stereogram for showing to be mounted with the retainer 60 of box 20.Retainer 60 have five wall portions 601,603, 604、605、606.Four wall portions 603,604,605,606 are consequently formed recessed from the peripheral part of wall portion 601 to+Z-direction extension Portion.The recess is the box accommodating chamber 602 (also referred to as " box installation portion 602 ") of accommodating case 20.In addition, box accommodating chamber 602 is spaced Wall 607 is divided into the multiple slots (installing space) that can receive each box 20.Such spaced walls 607 are inserted as in slot Guide during box 20 and function, but can also omit.In addition, in order to be detected optically by using test section 57 more than ink Amount state, through hole 636 can be formed with wall portion 601 with light by way of.

Retainer 60 includes liquid supply tube 640, handle 64 and contact mechanism 62 according to each slot.Each slot One side (+Z-direction side;It is open above), via the one side (above) of the opening, box 20 can be filled on retainer 60 Unload.

Liquid supply tube 640 forms the stream of the ink for making first 54 circulation box 20.Liquid supply tube 640 is in the quilt of box 20 It is connected with the liquid supply department of box 20 under the state (installment state) being installed on printer 50.In the week of liquid supply tube 640 Enclose and be provided with elastomeric element 648.Elastomeric element 648 is closed to being carried out around the liquid supply department of box 20 in the mounted state. Thus, prevent from spilling ink to surrounding from the liquid supply department of box 20.

Handle 64 is used in the handling of box 20.In addition, handle 64 is installed to the state (peace of retainer 60 in box 20 Dress state) under box 20 is locking.

Contact mechanism 62 electrically connects with the circuit substrate described later of box 20 in the mounted state.In addition, contact mechanism 62 with Control unit 51 is electrically connected.Thus, the various information (ink color or ink surplus of box 20 is carried out between box 20 and printer 50 State) transmission.

A-3. the outward appearance of box 20 is constituted:

Fig. 3 is the first stereoscopic figure of box 20.Fig. 4 is the second stereoscopic figure of box 20.Fig. 5 is the main view of box 20 Figure.Fig. 6 is the rearview of box 20.Fig. 7 is the left view of box 20.Fig. 8 is the right view of box 20.Fig. 9 is the top view of box 20.Figure 10 is the upward view of box 20.The box 20 of present embodiment is that outside air is imported into liquid off and on the consumption of ink The box of the so-called semi-hermetic type of receiving portion 200.Additionally, being described below to the Inner Constitution of box 20.

As shown in figure 3, box 20 includes:Liquid containing portion 200 for internally accommodating ink;And for holding liquid The liquid supply department 280 that the ink in portion 200 of receiving circulates to outside printer 50.

As shown in Fig. 3~Figure 10, box 20 has the outward appearance of approximately parallelepiped body shape.Box 20 has six faces 201~206. Six faces 201~206 constitute the outer surface (shell) of box 20.Six faces are by the first face 201, the second face 202, the 3rd face 203, The 204, the 5th face 205 and the 6th face 206 are constituted on four sides.Each face 201~206 is general plane.So-called general plane includes face Whole region be completely flat situation and have irregular situation in the part in face.That is, even if comprising in face There is some concavo-convex faces that can also hold the shell for constituting box 20 or wall in a part.First face~the 6th face 201 Profile under~206 vertical view is rectangle.

First face 201 and fourth face 204 are opposite each other.Second face 202 and the 3rd face 203 are opposite each other.The He of 5th face 205 6th face 206 is opposite each other.Here, the first face 201 and the opposed direction of fourth face 204 are Z-direction (sides in the first direction To).The opposed direction in second face 202 and the 3rd face 203 is X-direction.The opposed direction in 5th face 205 and the 6th face 206 is Y Direction of principal axis.In the present embodiment, under the installment state of box 20, the first face 201 constitutes bottom surface.Here, as shown in Figure 10, The end (side) of the side of the second face 202 in the first face 201 is referred to as first end 201t.In addition, also by the first face 201 The end (side) of the side of three face 203 is referred to as the second end 201s.In addition, under the installment state of box 20 ,-Z-direction (first party To) for vertical in downward direction.

Intersect with the first face 201 in the second face 202.Intersect with the first face 201 in 3rd face 203.The face of fourth face 204 and second 202 and the 3rd face 203 intersect.Intersect with the first face~fourth face 201~204 in 5th face 205.6th face 206 and the first face~ Fourth face 204 intersects.Here, " intersecting " expression in so-called two faces is the state, one that two faces intersect and reality intersects Any one state in the state that the state and mutual elongated surfaces that the elongated surfaces in face intersect with another face intersect.

As shown in Figure 3 and Figure 4, liquid supply department 280 is provided projectingly from the first face 201.Specifically, liquid supply department 280 extend from the first face 201 along-Z-direction (first direction).Liquid supply department 280 is connected with printer 50.As shown in figure 4, Liquid supply department 280 has fluid connection mouthful 277 and is connected with liquid containing portion 200, the other end by one end 37b 37a forms opening.Here, relative to one end 37b, the other end 37a is located at-Z-direction side (first direction side).In addition, Liquid supply department 280 has makes the stream of ink flow on direction (Z-direction) in the first direction.Below with other viewpoints The above-mentioned liquid supply department 280 of narration.That is, liquid supply department 280 protrudes laterally from the part (the first face) for constituting box 20.Separately Outward, the other end 37a in liquid supply department 280 has opening 288.The projected direction of liquid supply department 280 is-Z-direction. The liquid supply tube 640 of printer 50 is inserted into liquid supply department 280 by opening 288.As shown in figure 3, in the 5th face The air introduction mouthful 290 for importing air to the inside of box 20 is formed with 205.

As shown in Fig. 4 and Figure 10, it is formed with liquid supply department 280:Flowed towards the liquid supply tube 640 of printer 50 Lead to the liquid outflow portion 31 of ink and as making the connected entrance of the opening of the inside and outside connection of liquid supply department 280 32.That is, connected entrance 32 is the opening outwardly and inwardly for connecting liquid supply department 280.Liquid outflow portion 31 is configured to Ink can be kept.In the mounted state, liquid supply tube 640 (Fig. 2) is inserted into from the opening 288 as liquid supply port Contacted with liquid outflow portion 31 in liquid supply department 280, thus, it is possible to be flowed to liquid supply tube 640 from liquid supply department 280 Logical ink.Here, it is interior to liquid outflow from liquid containing portion 200 in the case where box 20 uses preceding unused state for printer 50 The stream in portion 31 is full of by ink.In addition, box 20 has makes the communication path of the inside and outside connection of liquid supply department 280.Should One end of communication path is connected entrance 32, and the other end is formed in 290 (Fig. 3) of air introduction mouthful on the 5th face 205.Additionally, Described behind the details of the communication path.Liquid outflow portion 31 is supplied with to the liquid of first 54 circulation inks in the mounted state Should pipe 640 contact.

As shown in Fig. 4 and Figure 10, the first face 201 is configured as forming the first face as the prism unit 270 of first component 201 part.Prism unit 270 includes so-called right-angle prism.The right-angle prism of prism unit 270 is located at liquid containing portion In 200.As shown in Fig. 4~Fig. 6 and Figure 10, prism unit 270 includes the through portion as the part for forming the first face 201 Transmission face 275 and two surfaces (reflecting surface) 271 (Fig. 5) substantially meeting at right angle.Passed through from detection through face 275 The light that portion 57 (Fig. 1) projects.In addition, through face 275 through reflected by surface 271 and towards the light of test section 57.Such as Figure 10 It is shown, it is configured in compared with the second end 201s in the first face 201 near the side of first end 201t through face 275. On the other hand, liquid supply department 280 is configured near the second end 201s compared with the first end 201t in the first face 201 Side.Specifically, in order that being tried one's best away from through face 275 and first end through face 275 and liquid supply department 280 201t is approached, and liquid supply department 280 approaches with the second end 201s.

In addition, as shown in Fig. 4 and Figure 10, a pair first container engaging portions 331 are set on the first face 201.A pair first Container engaging portion 331 is configured at predetermined spaced intervals in Y direction.Thus, formed between a pair first container engaging portions 331 As the container receipt portion 333 in the space limited by a pair first container engaging portions 331.A pair Hes of first container engaging portion 331 Container receipt portion 333 for clog opening 288 cap be installed on box 20 in the case of be used for cap relative to opening 288 are positioned.Its details is recorded in this second embodiment.Additionally, in the box of the type of cap is fitted without, A pair first container engaging portions 331 and container receipt portion 333 can omit.

As shown in figure 4, being formed with the first engaging portion 210 of overshooting shape on the second side 202.First engaging portion 210 is in peace It is engaged under dress state on handle 64 (Fig. 2).As shown in figure 3, being formed with the second engaging portion of overshooting shape on the 3rd face 203 221.In the mounted state, the second engaging portion 221 is inserted into the through hole (not shown) that is formed in wall portion 604 (Fig. 2) and by card It is fixed.

As shown in Figure 3 and Figure 7, a pair of recesses 207 are provided with the 3rd face 203.Specifically, in the 3rd face 203 , the position of end close to the side of the first face 201 be provided with a pair of recesses 203.A pair of recesses 207 are arranged in the Y-axis direction matches somebody with somebody Put.A pair of recesses 207 for block opening 288 cap be installed on box 20 in the case of be used to for cap to be installed to box On 20.Its details is recorded in this second embodiment.Here, as shown in fig. 7, plane CX is located at a pair of recesses 207 Between.Plane CX be by the center C (Figure 10) of the Y direction (width) of the opening 288 of liquid supply department 280 and The face parallel with X-axis and Z axis.Additionally, a pair of recesses 207 can be omitted in the box of the type of cap is fitted without.

As shown in figure 4, being provided with circuit substrate 15 on the joint face 208 in first face 201 that connects and the second face 202. The surface of circuit substrate 15, is formed with the multiple terminals for being contacted with contact mechanism 62 (Fig. 2) in the mounted state.In addition, in electricity The back side of base board 15 is provided with the storage device of the various information (ink surplus state, ink color etc.) of the storage box 20.

A-4. the Inner Constitution of box 20:

Figure 11 is the exploded perspective view of box 20.Figure 12 is the front view of main element 22.Additionally, Figure 12 is illustrated with dotted line The surface 271 of prism unit 270.In addition, Figure 12 shows that the ink of liquid containing portion 200 passes through liquid supply department by arrow 280 to outside situation about circulating.As shown in figure 11, box 20 includes main element 22 and cover 24.Main element 22 and cap Part 24 forms the outer surface (shell) of box 20.In addition, box 20 includes:Valve system 40, the helical spring 294 as force application part, Compression plate 293, sheet member (thin film component) 291.

Main element 22 and cover 24 are formed by synthetic resin such as polypropylene.In addition, sheet member 291 is by synthesis Resin (for example, comprising nylon and polyacrylic material) is formed, with pliability.That is, sheet member 291 is configured to lead to Cross outer force deformation.

Sheet member 291 is formed with blow vent 292.Thus, box 20 can by air introduction mouthfuls 290, blow vent 292, Air intake is arrived liquid containing portion 200 by through hole 47 (aftermentioned).

Main element 22 is the part for forming liquid containing portion 200 and liquid supply department 280.Main element 22 is recessed Shape shape and in one side opening.Sheet member 291 to cover the opening of one side of main element 22 in the way of be attached to master On body component 22.Specifically, as shown in figure 12, sheet member 291 is hermetic attached to the opening to form main element 22 End face 22t and liquid containing portion 200 in rib end face 22p on.Thus, the liquid containing portion for accommodating ink is formed 200.That is, a part for the wall portion of the division inner space of liquid containing portion 200 is formed by deformable sheet member 291. Thus, liquid containing portion 200 can change volume.Additionally, in fig. 12, for ease of understanding, being shown with cross-hauling The part of sheet member 291 is posted, the part for showing to form liquid containing portion 200 with single hacures.

In addition, as shown in figure 12, main element 22+end face of Y direction side in and post sheet member 291 Region compared in the outer part region by it is thermally welded wait install cover 24.Also, in main element 22 and formation liquid The outside that the region of body receiving portion 200 is compared forms the first communication chamber 242, the Shi Shi liquid supply department of first communication chamber 242 A part for the communication path of 280 inside and outside connections.

Space is formed between sheet member 291 and cover 24.Space formation makes the inside of liquid supply department 280 with outside A part for the communication path of portion's connection.

Compression plate 293 is formed by synthetic resin such as polypropylene.Compression plate 293 is configured to be contacted with sheet member 291.Spiral shell Rotation spring 294 is configured in liquid containing portion 200.Specifically, helical spring 294 and compression plate 293 and main element The face opposed with compression plate 293 (opposed faces) are abutted in 22 face.Helical spring 294 is expanding the volume of liquid containing portion 200 Direction on compression plate 293 is exerted a force.Helical spring 294 stretches (movement) along Y direction.

Valve system 40 is to import sky to liquid containing portion 200 off and on the consumption of the ink of liquid containing portion 200 The mechanism of gas.As shown in figure 11, valve system 40 includes spring members 42, stem valve 44 and lid valve 46.Lid valve 46 is accommodated in master In body component 22, the 3rd face 203 and the intersecting corner section 209 (Figure 12) of fourth face 204, and it is installed in main element 22 On.Lid valve 46 is formed for example, by synthetic resin such as polypropylene.Lid valve 46 is concave shape, and sheet member 291 is airtightly attached to Formed on the end face 41 of opening.The recess of lid valve 46 is connected with blow vent 292.In addition, being formed in the bottom of the recess of lid valve 46 There is the inboard through hole 47 for being through to lid valve 46.

Stem valve 44 is pressed against on lid valve 46 by spring members 42, and blocks through hole 47.Stem valve 44 has by compression plate 293 displacements and the part that abuts.Stem valve 44 can for example be formed by synthetic resin such as polypropylene.In addition, stem valve 44 can make Formed by double-color mold with synthetic resin such as the elastomeric elements such as elastomer and polypropylene.

Liquid supply department 280 connects with liquid containing portion 200.As shown in figure 11, liquid supply department 280 internally includes supplying Application component 30.Include foam (porous part) 34 and sheet member (filter element) 36 for application component 30.According to from liquid The one end 37b of body supply department 280 has foam 34 and sheet member 36 towards being arranged in order for the other end 37a.The He of foam 34 Sheet member 36 is for example formed by synthetic resin such as polyethylene terephthalates.Sheet member 36 in the mounted state with liquid Supply pipe 640 (Fig. 2) is contacted, and makes ink logical to the effluent of printer 50.That is, sheet member 36 forms liquid outflow portion 31.

A-5. the action of communication path and box 20:

Figure 13 is the first figure for illustrating the action of box 20.Figure 14 is the second figure for illustrating the action of box 20.Figure 15 is the 3rd figure for illustrating the action of box 20.Additionally, Figure 13~Figure 15 is for should be readily appreciated that the shape of the inside of box 20 The schematic diagram that the mode of state is illustrated.

Before the action to box 20 is illustrated, the communication path to making the inside and outside connection of liquid supply department 280 310 illustrate.The one end of communication path 310 is connected entrance 32, and the other end is air introduction mouthful 290.Communication path 310 Including one end effluent road 33, the successively in midway from connected entrance 32 towards on the flow direction of the fluid of air introduction mouthfuls 290 One communication chamber 242, air chamber 220.One end effluent road 33 is formed in the stream in liquid supply department 280.Air chamber 220 is lid Space between part 24 and sheet member 291.

In this way, box 20 can suppress in liquid supply department 280 (specifically, liquid supply by including communication path 310 The part of the presence air comprising opening 288 in portion 280) pressure from outside pressure it is terrifically different.

For example, when box 20 is installed on printer 50 (during installation action), (figure of elastomeric element 648 of retainer 60 2) around the opening 288 of enclosed liquid supply department 280.When here, around closed opening 288, the one of elastomeric element 648 Part is bitten into liquid supply department 280, thus the volume reducing in liquid supply department 280, the pressure in liquid supply department 280 Rise.Usually, from liquid containing portion 200 to the stream of liquid outflow portion 31 in order to avoid from liquid outflow portion 31 to outside leakage Go out ink and there is flow path resistance part high.In the present embodiment, for example, can be protected by forming the meniscus of liquid Hold the sheet member 36 of liquid, foam 34 and improve flow path resistance.Therefore, by closed, liquid supply department around opening 288 Volume in 280 just reduce after in the state of, the air of the amount of reduction will not fully circulate in liquid containing portion 200. The air of the amount of reduction is discharged to the outside but it is possible to pass through communication path 310, is made in outside and liquid supply department 280 Pressure is maintained substantially stationary.

Assuming that in the case of being not provided with communication path 310 on box 20, such as being compressed in liquid supply department 280 Air is flowed into liquid containing portion 200 gradually after the installation of box 20.Thus, invaded in liquid containing portion 200 and do not give the phase Air, it is possible to cannot make to maintain appropriate pressure limit in liquid containing portion 200.In addition, for example, working as liquid supply department Air in 280 is flowed into liquid containing portion 200 until the pressure and liquid containing portion 200 of the rising in liquid supply department 280 When interior pressure is balanced, the pressure in liquid containing portion 200 rises compared with the state before air inflow.When in this condition In the case that user unloads box 20 from retainer 60, the pressure in liquid supply department 280 is changed into atmospheric pressure.That is, liquid is supplied Answering the pressure in portion 280 reduces, and ink can spill via for application component 30 from pressure liquid containing portion 200 high to outside.

In addition, for example, under the unused state of box 20, being spilt to outside to suppress ink, existing for blocking out The seal member (film or cap) of mouth 288 is installed in the situation on opening 288.In addition, under the unused state of box 20, depositing Situation about being depressurized in the packaging bag of the pressure forced down than air is accommodated in box 20.When being mounted with the shape of seal member Under state, box 20 is contained in packaging bag and during to being depressurized in packaging bag, air chamber 220 is also depressurized.Then, liquid containing portion The absolute value of the negative pressure in 200 becomes big (that is, increasingly constituting negative pressure).On the other hand, due to being suppressed in liquid supply department 280 With the space of the circulation of outside gas, therefore atmospheric pressure is maintained after decompression packaging.Thus, liquid supply department 280 The pressure generation of interior and liquid containing portion 200 is unbalanced, and air is gradually from influent receiving portion 200 in liquid supply department 280 It is interior.In addition, when box 20 is taken out from decompression packaging, air chamber 220 returns to atmospheric pressure, the negative pressure in liquid containing portion 200 Absolute value also diminish the negative pressure of setting (turn into original).On the other hand, it is maintained the shape being depressurized in liquid supply department 280 State.Thus it is possible to go out ink to the side leakage of liquid supply department 280 from liquid containing portion 200.

Then, the action to box 20 is illustrated.As shown in figure 13, stem valve 44 includes the valve portion for blocking through hole 47 43 and for carrying out the bar portion 49 of the opening and closing of valve portion 43.Under the unused state (state of new product) of box 20, liquid containing Portion 200 is full of by ink.In this condition, the valve portion 43 of stem valve 44 is exerted a force by spring members 42 and blocks through hole 47.In addition, spiral shell Rotation spring 294 exerts a force to the direction (+Y direction) of the volume for expanding liquid containing portion 200 to compression plate 293.Thus, liquid holds The pressure in portion 200 of receiving is maintained at the pressure (negative pressure) forced down than air.

As shown in figure 14, when the ink of liquid containing portion 200 is consumed and compression plate 293 is close to the 6th 206 side of face, receive Bar portion 49 is pressed to the side of the 6th face 206 by pressing plate 293.Thus, valve portion 43 is left from through hole 47, outside air and liquid containing Portion 200 temporarily connects.That is, stem valve 44 turns into valve opening state.Also, the air of outside is by air introduction mouthful 290, air chamber 220th, blow vent 292, through hole 47 are flowed into liquid containing portion 200.Thus, as shown in figure 15, the volume of liquid containing portion 200 becomes The amount that big air is imported into.Meanwhile, the negative pressure in liquid containing portion 200 diminishes (close to atmospheric pressure) slightly.Also, such as Figure 15 Shown, when air to a certain degree is imported to liquid containing portion 200, compression plate 293 leaves from bar portion 49.Thus, valve portion 43 Through hole 47 is blocked again.That is, stem valve 44 turns into closed valve state.In this way, working as the liquid with the consumption of the ink of liquid containing portion 200 When negative pressure in body receiving portion 200 becomes big, stem valve 44 temporarily becomes valve opening state, thus, it is possible to by liquid containing portion 200 Pressure is maintained in appropriate pressure limit.

A-6. the detailed composition of liquid supply department 280:

Figure 16 is the partial section view in the F9-F9 sections of Fig. 9.Figure 16 illustrates the section near liquid supply department 280. Figure 17 is the upward view near liquid supply department 280.As shown in figure 16, liquid supply department 280 has supply department's main body 285, liquid Body outflow portion 31, one end effluent road 33 and interior wall 35.

Supply department's main body 285 is a part for main element 22.Supply department's main body 285 is divided and is formed with liquid supply department 280 internal flow path (stream of ink flow).Liquid outflow portion 31 is installed to supply department's main body 285 by sheet member 36 And be formed.Specifically, liquid outflow portion 31 is formed as described below.That is, in liquid supply department 280, from being formed in one The fluid connection of end 37b mouthful 277 to being formed in the stream of opening 288 of the other end 37a, to be pointed to one end 37b The mode that the stream 38 (first flow path 38) of side and the stream 39 (second flow path 39) positioned at the other end 37a sides are divided is matched somebody with somebody Put sheet member 36.Sheet member 36 is attached in supply department's main body 285 by deposition etc..Specifically, sheet member 36 is pacified (XY puts down plane in the wall of inside for forming supply department's main body 285 and perpendicular to first direction (- Z-direction) Face) parallel face 286.By such composition, the function as liquid outflow portion 31 of sheet member 36.Here, first Stream 38 is full of by ink.The ink of first flow path 38 is continuous with the ink of liquid containing portion 200.Sheet member 36 is porous portion Part.Sheet member 36 can keep ink by forming meniscus.There is air in second flow path 39.Here, for along The direction (Z-direction) in one direction (- Z-direction), upstream side is set to by one end 37b sides, and the other end 37a sides are set to down Trip side.Formed with the model split of the ink that can circulate in stream of the liquid outflow portion 31 in liquid supply department 280 and contained The space (first flow path 38) of ink and contain the space (second flow path 39) of air.Thus, liquid outflow portion 31 makes ink Flow out to printer 50.In first flow path 38, it is flowed into comprising the ink for liquid containing portion 200 in upstream-side-end 37b 277 (Figure 16) of fluid connection mouthful in liquid supply department 280.In second flow path 39, opening 288 is included in end of downstream side 37a. Opening 288 is towards outside opening.

As shown in figure 17, when projecting in the plane of first direction (- Z-direction), connected entrance 32 and liquid Outflow portion 31 is configured in different positions.Specifically, connected entrance 32 is located at than liquid outflow portion 31 closer to the 3rd face 203 Side.As shown in figure 16, in liquid supply department 280, it is formed with the side comprising the connected entrance 32 in communication path 310 Stream 33.One end effluent road 33 extends from connected entrance 32 towards upside.Specifically, one end effluent road 33 from connected entrance 32 along The direction (+Z-direction) being oppositely directed to first direction (- Z-direction) extends.One end effluent road 33 positioned at-Z-direction side Part (using interior wall 35 as wall comprising part) in liquid supply department 280 it is prominent.In the internal flow path, protrusion Part (hereinafter also referred to " path 33 ") equivalent to " the prominent path " described in claim.

As shown in figure 16, connected entrance 32 is the one end for the path protruded towards opening 288 in liquid supply department 280.It is logical Road 33 is the part on one end effluent road 33, is-the part of Z-direction side (the outflow direction side of ink).Path 33 is from liquid The internal face of supply department 280 is protruded.In other words, path 33 towards first direction (the outflow direction of ink) to liquid supply department Space in 280 protrudes.There is the path 33 connected entrance protruded from the internal face of liquid supply department 280 to form part 32t works It is periphery wall.Connected entrance forms part 32t and is protruded from the face 286 of the downside end face as supply department's main body 285.Face 286 is also The face of foam 34 is surrounded in inner side.In other words, the inner side in face 286 is formed with the one of the ink flow path of liquid supply department 280 Part.Connected entrance forms part 32t and forms connected entrance 32 in one end.That is, it is to formation liquid as the connected entrance 32 of opening One end of path 33 that space in body supply department 280 protrudes (in one end effluent road 33-Z-direction side part).In addition, even Port forms the part that part 32t forms one end effluent road 33.Connected entrance forms part 32t with the one of supply department's main body 285 Shaping.The periphery wall that connected entrance forms part 32t is formed for hindering on wall of the ink along liquid supply department 280 from liquid The interior wall 35 of the flow direction that outflow portion 31 flows towards connected entrance 32.I.e., in the present embodiment, interior wall 35 is located at supply department It is on the wall of main body 285, between liquid outflow portion 31 and connected entrance 32.

As shown in Figure 16 and Figure 17, connected entrance 32 is open by forming the end of the side of liquid supply department 280 with restriction 288 (side 281 of the liquid supply department 280) interval of surrounding wall 281 is configured.In other words, connected entrance 32 not with liquid The side 281 of body supply department 280 connects.

Figure 18 is the figure further illustrated for the composition to liquid supply department 280.Figure 18 is to schematically show liquid Figure near the connected entrance 32 of supply department 280.Further the detailed composition of liquid supply department 280 is illustrated using Figure 18. Sheet member 36 has installation portion 362, sheet material central portion 368 and non-mounting 364 as central portion.Installation portion 362 is The part on face 286 is installed in supply department's main body 285.Installation portion 362 is avoiding ink from first flow path 38 to second The mode that the side leakage of road 39 goes out hermetic is mounted.Sheet material central portion 368 be attached portion 362 in sheet member 36 around Part.That is, sheet material central portion 368 is the part positioned at inner side compared with installation portion 362.Sheet material central portion 368 is to first flow path 38 and second flow path 39 divided.In addition, sheet material central portion 368 makes the ink of first flow path 38 be flowed in second flow path 39 It is logical.Sheet material central portion 368 has perpendicular to the first central portion 368v of first direction (- Z-direction) and relative to first party To inclined rake 368t.Rake 368t is connected to the central portion 368v of installation portion 362 and first.Sheet material central portion 368 It is the shape protruded to downside (- Z-direction side).That is, rake 368t is arranged to from installation portion 362 close to first The part of centre portion 368v is located downside (- Z-direction side).Non-mounting 364 be compared with installation portion 362 be located at outside and It is not installed in the part of supply department's main body 285.

As shown in figure 18, non-mounting 364, connected entrance 32, the other end 37a, sheet member 36 are located at relative to face 286 The same side (- Z-direction side).The face on the basis of face 286, H1 is set to by the height of non-mounting 364, by the height of connected entrance 32 H2 is set to, the height of sheet member 36 is set to H4.Additionally, height H1, H2, H4 are the parts in extreme higher position in each several part Height.In this case, liquid supply department 280 meets the relation of H1 < H2.That is, the position compared with connected entrance 32 of non-mounting 364 In upside.Here, non-mounting 364 all be need not necessarily lie in compared with connected entrance 32 upside, as long as in non-mounting 364 Upside is located at compared with connected entrance 32 in the first peripheral part 364a closest to the position of connected entrance 32.Additionally, non-peace Peripheral part 364 of the dress portion 364 equivalent to liquid outflow portion 31.

In addition, liquid supply department 280 meets the relation of H4 > H2.That is, connected entrance 32 is located at compared with liquid outflow portion 31 Downside.

A-7. effect:

In the box 20 of above-mentioned implementation method, connected entrance 32 will not connect (Figure 15) with the side 281 of liquid supply department 280. Thus, even if in the case of ink laterally 281 flowings, it is also possible to which the ink for reducing laterally 281 flowings reaches connected entrance 32 possibility.Thereby, it is possible to reduce the possibility that ink escapes to outside via connected entrance 32.

In addition, connected entrance 32 is one end (Figure 15) of the path 33 prominent to the space formed in liquid supply department 280.By This, even if in the case where ink flows along the inner surface in liquid supply department 280, the connected entrance for forming path 33 forms part 32t (interior wall 35) can reduce the possibility that ink reaches connected entrance 32 as barrier walls.Thereby, it is possible to reduce ink warp The possibility of outside is escaped to by connected entrance 32.

In addition, connected entrance 32 is located at downstream compared with the first peripheral part 364a on the outflow direction (- Z-direction) of ink Side (Figure 18).Thereby, it is possible to more reduce the possibility that ink reaches connected entrance 32.For example, downstream and upstream side liken to In the state of for the box 20 of upside, connected entrance 32 is located at upside compared with the first peripheral part 364a.Therefore, it is possible to reduce from first The ink spilt near peripheral part 364a or the first peripheral part 364a reaches the possibility of connected entrance 32.

In addition, liquid supply department 280 is integrally formed with path 33.Therefore, it is possible to reduce because breakage etc. is produced for leading to The position crossed beyond connected entrance 32 and make the possibility in the gap connected with path 33 in liquid supply department 280.Thereby, it is possible to drop Low ink is flowed into the possibility in path 33 by gap.

In addition, connected entrance 32 is located at upstream side relative to the outflow direction (- Z-direction) of ink with the ratio of liquid outflow portion 31 (Figure 18).The connected entrance formation part 32t collisions that connected entrance 32 can be reduced and connected entrance 32 is formed go out portion 31 positioned at liquid flow Vicinity other parts possibility.For example, having printer 50 as other parts.

A-8. other effects:

The box 20 of above-mentioned implementation method has the interior wall 35 (Figure 16) being located between connected entrance 32 and liquid outflow portion 31. Thus, even when carrying etc. box 20 to be subject to the ink of external force and liquid containing portion 200 to be escaped to from liquid outflow portion 31 outer In the case of portion, it is also possible to suppress the flowing of the ink towards connected entrance 32 by interior wall 35.Thereby, it is possible to reduce from liquid The ink that outflow portion 31 spills reaches the possibility of connected entrance 32.

In addition, box 20 forms connected entrance 32 in one end, and internally by forming the part of communication path 310 Connected entrance forms part 32t and forms interior wall 35 (Figure 16).Thereby, it is possible to form the communication path 310 comprising connected entrance 32 A part, and can also form interior wall 35.

In addition, its one end effluent road 33 of box 20 extends (Figure 18) from connected entrance 32 towards upside (+Z-direction side).It is another Aspect, the first peripheral part 364a is with connected entrance 32 than being located at upside (+Z-direction side) (Figure 18).Thus, even if in liquid containing In the case that the ink in portion 200 escapes to outside (for example, second flow path 39) from liquid outflow portion 31, it is also possible to further reduce The ink for spilling is flowed into the possibility of communication path 310 via connected entrance 32.For example, box 20 is lead in one end 37b sides Hang down the upside on direction, make the other end 37a sides be state (first state and the installment state phase of the downside in vertical Same state) when, even in the case that ink reaches connected entrance 32, it is also possible to suppress ink to one end effluent by gravity Flow on road 33.In addition, when box 20 is in the second opposite with first state up and down state, being connected with the first peripheral part 364a ratios Mouth 32 is located at upside (Figure 18) in vertical.Therefore, in the second state, can reduce what is spilt from liquid outflow portion 31 Ink reaches connected entrance 32 and is flowed into the possibility of communication path 310.

In addition, connected entrance 32 is located at upside (+Z-direction side) (Figure 18) with the ratio of liquid outflow portion 31.That is, connected entrance 32 with Liquid outflow portion 31 is than the inboard (one end 37b sides) in liquid supply department 280.Thus, connected entrance 32 flows out with liquid Portion 31 is compared to the position being located at from the separation of opening 288.The connected entrance that connected entrance 32 is formed therefore, it is possible to reduce forms part 32t Collide the possibility of miscellaneous part.For example, when box 20 is installed on retainer 60, the elasticity of retainer 60 can be suppressed Part 648 is abutted with connected entrance 32, and thus connected entrance 32 is blocked.Therefore, can when box 20 is installed on retainer 60 The air in liquid supply department 280 is set to be discharged to the outside via connected entrance 32, therefore, it is possible to suppress the pressure in liquid supply department 280 Power is uprised.

In addition, in box 20, supply department's main body 285 and interior wall 35 are integrally formed.Thus, with by supply department's main body 285 Compared by the situation that different parts are formed with interior wall 35, can reduced because breakage is waited in supply department's main body 285 and inside The possibility in gap is produced between wall 35.Thereby, it is possible to more reliably be suppressed from the direction of liquid outflow portion 31 by interior wall 35 The flowing of the ink of connected entrance 32.

In addition, connected entrance 32 is located at not connecting and position (Figure 16, Figure 18) spaced apart with surrounding wall 281.Thus, i.e., Make to be in the case that ink flows along surrounding wall 281, it is also possible to reduce and reach connected entrance 32 along the ink that surrounding wall 281 flows Possibility.

In addition, being installed in supply department's main body 285 to form liquid outflow portion 31 by sheet member 36.Thus, energy Enough easily formation can keep the liquid outflow portion 31 of ink.In addition, sheet member 36 has non-mounting 364.Thereby, it is possible to logical Cross non-mounting 364 and keep ink.Therefore, it is possible to reduce the possibility that ink reaches connected entrance 32.

In addition, the close first end 201t compared with the second end 201s being configured in through face 275 in first face 201 That side, liquid supply department 280 be configured in the first face 201 compared with first end 201t near the second end 201s's That side (Figure 10).Ink thereby, it is possible to reduce from the outflow of liquid supply department 280 is attached to the possibility through face 275.Cause This, can suppress be detected optically by liquid residue state using prism unit 270 (more than the presence or absence of liquid residue or liquid Amount) when accuracy of detection reduction.

B. second embodiment:

B-1. the composition of box 13:

Figure 19 is the stereogram of the box 13 of second embodiment.The box 13 of second embodiment includes box main body 20 and cap 70.The box main body 20 of second embodiment is constituted with the identical of box 20 of first embodiment.Therefore, cap 70 is carried out below Explanation.

Cap 70 is dismantled in the way of the opening 288 for blocking liquid supply department 280 and is installed on box main body 20 freely.Cap 70 block the cap main body 74 of opening 288 and as the handle that cap 70 is unloaded and used from box main body 20 including being used for Cap handle 72.When box main body 20 is installed on retainer 60, cap handle 72 is taken and is unloaded from box main body 20 by user Under.As shown in figure 19, cap handle 72 is protruded laterally compared with the outer surface of box main body 20.Specifically, cap handle 72 and Three faces 203 are prominent compared to (- X-direction side) laterally.Here, cap handle 72 and connected entrance 32 are relative to liquid outflow portion 31 Positioned at the same side (- X-direction side).

Figure 20 is the first stereogram of cap 70.Figure 21 is the second stereogram of cap 70.Figure 22 is the partial section view of box 13. Figure 22 is comparable to the figure of Figure 16 of first embodiment.

As shown in Figure 20 and Figure 21, cap main body 74 includes the base portion 75 of concave shape and is configured in base portion 75 Recess and be close to the other end 37a and block opening 288 the first cap member 79.First cap member 79 is by shapes such as elastomers Into and with elasticity.In addition, base portion 75 and cap handle 72 are formed by synthetic resin such as polypropylene.

Cap 70 includes a pair of first connecting portion 71b, insertion piece 71a and a pair of second connecting portion 71c.In addition, a pair One jut 71b is configured in Y direction interval.Insertion piece 71a is configured between a pair of first connecting portion 71b.Insert It is overshooting shape to enter piece 71a.A pair of first connecting portion 71b are locking by the first container engaging portion 331.Specifically, a pair first dash forward That plays portion 71b is partly into the space for forming the first container engaging portion 331 (Fig. 4, Figure 10), a pair of first connecting portion 71b It is locking by the first container engaging portion 331.Thus, cap 70 is carried out relative to box main body 20 in X-direction (the first face of box main body 20 201 length direction) positioning.Specifically, (also referred to as " opening is covered in the installment state for being installed to box main body 20 288 state ".) under, when cap 70 will be moved relative to box main body 20 to-X-direction, the first container engaging portion 331 is collided First connecting portion 71b, cap 70-motion of X-direction limited.

Container receipt portion 333 is received into by inserting piece 71a carries out cap 70 relative to box main body 20 in Y direction The positioning of (width in the first face 201 of box main body 20).Specifically, in the mounted state, when cap 70 is relative to box master When body 20 will be moved in the Y-axis direction, insertion piece 71a collides container receipt portion 333 (specifically, by a pair first appearances The face that device engaging portion 331 is formed, Fig. 4, Figure 10), the motion of the Y direction of cap 70 is limited.

A pair of second connecting portion 71c are arranged on the side opposed with the 3rd face 203 of cap handle 72.In installment state Under, a pair of second connecting portion 71c are inserted into the corresponding recess 207 (Fig. 3, Fig. 7, Figure 11) in the 3rd face 203 that is arranged at.By This, the second arrangement components 79t of the first cap member 79 is airtightly abutted with the other end 37a for forming opening 288, opening 288 Sealed (be capped).Here, by the center (center in Y direction of cap 70) of cap 70 and parallel with X-axis and Z axis Face is located between a pair of recesses 207.

As shown in Figure 20~Figure 22, the first cap member 79 has sealing 762 and receptacle 76.Sealing 762 is in cap 70 It is installed to and connected entrance 32 is blocked under the installment state on box main body 20.Receptacle 76 receives liquid outflow portion in the mounted state 31 (sheet members 36).Receptacle 76 is concave shape.

First cap member 79 also has as the cap step positioned at the second step portion between sealing 762 and receptacle 76 Portion 766.Cap stage portion 766 is formed by the peripheral part 764 of receptacle 76.Cap stage portion 766 includes convex portion 766a.Convex portion 766a Extend to one end 37b sides (+Z-direction side) compared with the bottom 765 of receptacle 76 and sealing 762.

As shown in figure 22, in the mounted state, receptacle 76 is contacted with least a portion of sheet material central portion 368.In addition, Peripheral part 764 has along the inclined opposed portion 766b in the inclined directions of rake 368t of liquid outflow portion 31.Opposed portion 766b Spread all over the circumferential formation of peripheral part 764.In other words, opposed portion 766b is that periphery from the bottom 765 of receptacle 76 is erected and set The part put.Here, rake 368t and opposed portion 766b are needed not be and inclined relative to first direction (- Z-direction) identical Rake angle, as long as to identical towards inclination.In the present embodiment, rake 368t and opposed portion 766b are opposite each other Face is substantially parallel.

Additionally, as shown in figure 22, the first cap member 79 includes:Form the first configuration section of receptacle 76 and sealing 762 Part 79s and the second arrangement components 79t abutted with the other end 37a.

B-2. effect:

In the above-described 2nd embodiment, box 13 includes the cap 70 for blocking out 288.Thereby, it is possible to reduce in box 13 Carrying when etc. the possibility that is spilt from opening 288 of ink.In addition, connected entrance 32 and cap handle 72 are relative to liquid outflow portion 31 Positioned at phase homonymy.Thus, even if in the state of cap handle 72 turns into downside, user wants for box 13 to be placed in predetermined face, appearance Gesture will not also be stablized.Therefore, it is possible to prevent the box 13 in the state of cap handle 72 turns into downside to be placed in predetermined face.Thus, Even if in the case where ink spills from liquid outflow portion 31, it is also possible to reduce the possibility that the ink for spilling reaches connected entrance 32 Property.In addition, cap 70 has sealing 762.Thereby, it is possible to reduce ink via connected entrance 32 be flowed into communication path 310 can Can property.

In addition, cap 70 has cap stage portion 766.Thereby, it is possible to pass through the circulation that cap stage portion 766 hinders ink, therefore The possibility that ink reaches sealing 762 along receptacle 76 can be reduced.Here, the week that cap stage portion 766 passes through receptacle 76 Edge 764 is formed.Thus, it is not necessary to be provided for setting in addition the part of step.In addition, being set to spill by by receptacle 76 Shape simultaneously configures sealing 762 in the outside of receptacle 76, can be readily formed cap stage portion 766 by peripheral part 764.

In addition, the opposed portion 766b of cap 70 is inclined along the inclined directions of rake 368t of liquid outflow portion 31.Thus, energy Enough volumes for reducing interior chamber Sp being formed by liquid supply department 280 and cap 70, accommodating air.Thus, installed by cap 70 During to box 13, even if in the case that internally the air of room Sp interior chamber Sp by compression flows backwards to liquid containing portion 200, also can Enough limitations are flowed into the amount of the air of liquid containing portion 200 via liquid outflow portion 31.Here, so-called interior chamber Sp is by liquid In the space that body supply department 280 and cap 70 are formed and liquid outflow portion 31 is than the space positioned at the side of opening 288 (downstream). In addition, here, upstream side and downstream are with fluid from the one end 37b of liquid supply department 280 to the other end 37a that flowed from On the basis of flow direction.

In addition, receptacle 76 is contacted due at least a portion with sheet material central portion 368, therefore can further reduce air The volume of the interior chamber Sp of presence.Thereby, it is possible to further limitation liquid is flowed into from interior chamber Sp via liquid outflow portion 31 The amount of the air of receiving portion 200.In addition, being contacted with the sheet material central portion 368 for constituting liquid outflow portion 31 by cap 70, can press down Ink processed spills from liquid outflow portion 31.

In addition, cap 70 has and the inclined directions of rake 368t of liquid outflow portion 31 accordingly inclined opposed portion 766b (Figure 22).Opposed portion 766b is formed by the peripheral part (cap stage portion 766) of receptacle 76.By with opposed portion 766b, can reduce the possibility that the ink spilt from liquid outflow portion 31 flows out to the outside of cap 70.In other words, cap 70 has There is the part for erecting setting to the side of liquid outflow portion 31 (+Z-direction side) from the periphery in the face opposed with liquid outflow portion 31 766.Thus, though the face opposed with liquid outflow portion 31 in the ink spilt from liquid outflow portion 31 is attached to cap 70 and In the case of flowing, it is also possible to ink is kept in receptacle 76.Flow out ink in outside therefore, it is possible to suppress to receptacle 76 Water.

In addition, cap 70 has part 71a, the 71b for being positioned relative to box main body 20.Thereby, it is possible to use cap 70 reliably block opening 288.In addition, thus, liquid outflow portion 31 is received in receptacle 76, and ink can be reduced and flowed out to The possibility in the outside of receptacle 76.

In addition, the box 13 of second embodiment is in terms of including the composition same with the box 20 of first embodiment, The effect same with first embodiment can be played.

C. the 3rd implementation method:

C-1. the composition of box 13a:

Figure 23 is the stereogram of the box main body 20a of the 3rd implementation method.Figure 24 is the solid of the box 13a of the 3rd implementation method Figure.The box main body 20a of the 3rd implementation method and the size of the box 20 (equivalent to box main body) than Y direction of first embodiment Greatly.Box main body 20a is installed in retainer 60 using two slots of retainer 60 (Fig. 2).Box main body 20a can accommodate ratio The ink that the box 20 of first embodiment is more measured.

As shown in figure 23, box main body 20a has the Liang Ge liquid supply department 280a protruded from the first face 201.Two liquid Supply department 280a is composition same with the liquid supply department 280 of first embodiment respectively.That is, the box of the 3rd implementation method In 20a, its internal ink fork, ink is supplied to the side of printer 50 from Liang Ge liquid supply department 280a.

As shown in figure 24, box 13a includes blocking two single cap 70a of opening 288.Cap 70a and second embodiment Box 13 equally include cap main body 74 and cap handle 72a.Cap handle 72a is with second embodiment equally compared with the 3rd face 203 Protrude laterally.

Figure 25 is first stereogram of cap 70a.Figure 26 A are second stereograms of cap 70a.The cap 70a of the 3rd implementation method Including:The base portion 75a of concave shape and be configured in base portion 75a recess and for block opening 288 the first cap portion Part 79a.First cap member 79a is with second embodiment again it is rubber etc. has resilient part.With second embodiment The difference of first cap member 79 is:It is configured with the second arrangement components 79t and Liang Ge liquid supply department 280a corresponding two Individual first arrangement components 79s.Each first arrangement components 79s is the composition same with above-mentioned implementation method, for example, having respectively Sealing 762, cap stage portion 766 and receptacle 76.

To link and be formed with conduct between L1 (L1 on line of shortest length) on two lines of sealing 762 along the face of cap 70a The stage portion 769 in first step portion.Stage portion 769 prepares to form the of sealing 762 according to each liquid supply department 280a One arrangement components 79s, by the same face (on the face of the second arrangement components 79t) on configure the first arrangement components 79s come shape Into.

C-2. effect:

In the above-described embodiment, even in the case that ink reaches a sealing 762, it is also possible to by stage portion 769 suppress to reach the situation that an ink for sealing 762 reaches other sealings 762.In addition, for including with it is above-mentioned The aspect of the same composition of first, second implementation method, plays the effect same with first, second implementation method.

D. the 4th implementation method:

D-1. the composition of box main body 20 and cap 70b:

Figure 26 B and Figure 26 C are the stereograms of the cap 70b of the 4th implementation method.Figure 26 D are the box masters for being provided with cap 70b The sectional view of body 20.Figure 26 E are the figures for the part for being exaggerated Figure 26 D.Here, Figure 26 E are comparable to first embodiment The figure of Figure 16.

As shown in fig. 26d, the box 13b of the 4th implementation method is same with the box 13 (Figure 19) of second embodiment, including box Main body 20 and cap 70b.The box main body 20 of the 4th implementation method is constituted with the identical of box 20 of first embodiment.In addition, structure Into the outward appearance of the cap 70b of the 4th implementation method external structure (face shaping) be with the cap 70 of second embodiment (Figure 19~ Figure 21) identical is constituted.Also, as shown in fig. 26b, cap 70b with a pair of first connecting portion 71b, insertion piece 71a, a pair Aspect of second connecting portion 71c etc. is common with the cap 70 of second embodiment.The cap 70b of the 4th implementation method and second is real The difference of cap 70 for applying mode essentially consists in:First cap member 79b is integrally formed;Without sealing 762;And be provided with Liquid absorption material 81.Therefore, composition same with the cap 70 of second embodiment marks same-sign and omits the description.This Outward, the first cap member 79b can be integrally formed.

As shown in fig. 26b, it is configured with receptacle 76 and cap stage portion 766 and is inhaled as the liquid of the part for absorbing ink Receive material 81.As shown in fig. 26e, liquid absorption material 81 is configured in the position opposed with liquid outflow portion 31 (sheet member 36) Put.Liquid absorption material 81 prevents the ink spilt from liquid outflow portion 31 from flowing out to other parts.Liquid absorption material 81 As long as the part with the function of keeping ink.Porous are listed as the part with the function of keeping ink Body, for example, PVA sponges (タ mono- of ベ Le イ mono-) (Aion company systems) etc..

As shown in Figure 26 B, 26C, liquid absorption material 81 crosses cap stage portion 766 and extends to receptacle from receptacle 76 76 outside.Specifically, the side of connected entrance 32 is more leaned in the end 82 of liquid absorption material 81 compared with cap stage portion 766.Liquid Absorbing material 81 is sheet.Liquid absorption material 81 is installed under the installment state on box main body 20 and receiving in cap 70b Portion 76 and cap stage portion 766 receive liquid outflow portion 31 (sheet member 36) together.I.e., it is possible to say at least the one of receptacle 76 Partial wall is formed by liquid absorption material 81.

As shown in fig. 26e, in the present embodiment, it is configured in receiving in liquid absorption material 81 in the mounted state Part in portion 76 is (also referred to as " opposed part ".) not with constitute liquid outflow portion 31 (sheet member 36) the first central portion 368v is contacted and interval is configured.In addition, in the mounted state, the opposed part of liquid absorption material 81 and liquid outflow portion 31 (sheet members 36) are arranged opposite in the Z-axis direction.I.e., in the mounted state, the opposed part of liquid absorption material 81 and Liquid outflow portion 31 (sheet member 36) is in the case where the plane (X/Y plane) parallel with Z-direction is projected in overlap Position relationship.

In addition, as shown in fig. 26e, in the mounted state, being configured in cap stage portion 766 in liquid absorption material 81 Part (also referred to as " absorbing material step part ".) be configured as and constitute liquid outflow portion 31 four of (sheet member 36) Rake 368t in rake 368t, positioned at the side of connected entrance 32 is contacted.In other words, liquid absorption material 81 is with by cap platform The mode of the rake 368t clampings of rank portion 766 and liquid outflow portion 31 is configured.

Also, as shown in fig. 26e, at least a portion of liquid absorption material 81 is opposed in the Z-axis direction with connected entrance 32. I.e., in the mounted state, liquid absorption material 81 and connected entrance 32 are projected in the plane (X/Y plane) parallel with Z-direction In the case of, in the position relationship that at least a portion is overlapped.In addition, liquid absorption material 81 (specifically, end 82) is no Contacted with connected entrance 32 and interval configuration.

D-2. effect:

The box 13b of above-mentioned 4th implementation method includes the cap 70b (Figure 26 D) with liquid absorption material 81.Thus, even if It is in the case that ink spills from liquid outflow portion 31 (sheet member 36) in the carrying of box 13b etc., it is also possible to by liquid Absorbing material 81 absorbs the ink for spilling.As a result, when using box main body 20, even if cap 80 is unloaded from box 13b, also can Enough reduce the possibility that ink escapes to outside.Thus, for example, the possibility made dirty by ink of the hand that user can be reduced.

In addition, in the mounted state, liquid absorption material 81 does not connect with the first central portion 368v for constituting sheet member 36 Touch and interval configuration, also, be configured in the opposed mode of at least a portion in z-direction.Thus, will not be to making ink The the first central portion 368v for flowing out to printer produces damage, and can absorb the ink spilt from the first central portion 368v.

In addition, in the mounted state, the part being configured in cap stage portion 766 in liquid absorption material 81 (absorbs Material step part) be configured as with constitute liquid outflow portion 31 (sheet member 36) four rake 368t in, be located at The rake 368t (connected entrance inclined portion 368t) contacts (Figure 26 E) of the side of connected entrance 32.Therefore, by liquid absorption material 81 The ink of absorption can be passed to liquid outflow portion 31 via connected entrance inclined portion 368t.Therefore, it is possible to make to be inhaled by liquid The ink for receiving the absorption of material 81 returns to liquid outflow portion 31 (sheet member 36).As a result, when using box main body 20, i.e., Cap 70b is set to be unloaded from box 13b, it is also possible to reduce the possibility that ink escapes to outside.Thus, for example, user can be reduced The possibility made dirty by ink of hand.In addition, the amount of the ink that cannot be used can be reduced.Also, liquid absorption material 81 Configured (Figure 26 E) in the way of being clamped by the rake 368t of cap stage portion 766 and liquid outflow portion 31.Thereby, it is possible to reduce From liquid outflow portion 31 to the stream of the ink of connected entrance 32 outflow, therefore, it is possible to reduce the possibility that ink is flowed into connected entrance 32 Property.

In addition, in the mounted state, liquid absorption material 81 and connected entrance 32 are projecting to the plane parallel with Z-direction In the case of (X/Y plane), in the position relationship (Figure 26 E) that at least a portion is overlapped.Therefore, even ink flow out to by In the case of the space 83 (Figure 26 E) that connected entrance 32 and cap 70b are constituted, it is also possible to reduce the possibility that ink is flowed into connected entrance 32 Property.In addition, the interval configuration in the way of one part is not contacted with connected entrance 32 of liquid absorption material 81.Thus, it is possible to drop The ink that low liquid absorption material 81 keeps is fed directly to the possibility of connected entrance 32.

D-3. the variation of the 4th implementation method:

In the above-described 4th embodiment, liquid is employed as the part with the function of keeping (absorption) ink to inhale Receive material 81 (Figure 26 B).Replace, can make receptacle 76 itself that there is the function (construction) of keeping (absorption) ink.Make For the construction of ink can be kept, the concaveconvex shape of the groove of the surface formation for being included in receptacle 76 is included.By concave-convex Shape produces capillary force such that it is able to keep ink by receptacle 76.

In the above-described 4th embodiment, liquid absorption material 81 is configured with receptacle 76 and cap stage portion 766, but Liquid absorption material 81 can be configured only to receptacle 76 or only to cap stage portion 766.Thereby, it is possible to absorb from liquid outflow The ink that portion 31 spills.In such a situation it is preferred that in the inner surface of cap 70b, in cap 70b from liquid outflow portion 31 pairs At least a portion configuration liquid absorption material 81 of the part put to the part opposed with connected entrance 32.Thereby, it is possible to reduce from The ink that liquid outflow portion 31 spills is flowed into the possibility of connected entrance 32.

In the above-described 4th embodiment, in the mounted state, it is configured in receptacle 76 in liquid absorption material 81 On part (opposed part) do not contact and separate with the first central portion 368v for constituting liquid outflow portion 31 (sheet member 36) Interval configuration, but it is also possible to configure in a contact fashion.Configuration is contacted by making both 81,368v, can be by liquid absorption Material 81 further absorbs ink.

In the above-described 4th embodiment, in the mounted state, it is configured in cap stage portion in liquid absorption material 81 Part (absorbing material step part) on 766 is configured as and four rakes for constituting liquid outflow portion 31 (sheet member 36) Rake 368t in 368t, positioned at the side of connected entrance 32 is contacted.But, as long as with four rake 368t at least one The mode of individual contact is configured, and can be configured in the way of being contacted with multiple.Furthermore it is possible to contact both 81,368t. Even so, by reducing the space between cap stage portion 766 and the rake 368t of liquid outflow portion 31, ink can be reduced Flow out to the possibility of outside.Also, liquid absorption material 81 is with by the rake of cap stage portion 766 and liquid outflow portion 31 The mode of 368t clampings is configured.But, liquid absorption material 81 can also be with by cap stage portion 766 and the (figure of installation portion 362 18) mode of clamping is configured.Even so, by reducing between cap stage portion 766 and the rake 368t of liquid outflow portion 31 Space, can reduce ink flow out to outside possibility.

In the above-described 4th embodiment, in the mounted state, liquid absorption material 81 is projecting to the situation of X/Y plane Under be configured as at least a portion repeated with connected entrance 32, but it is also possible to do not repeat.In 83, space for being connected to connected entrance 32 There is a part for liquid absorption material 81.Even so, it is also possible to reduce the amount that ink is flowed into connected entrance 32.

In the above-described 4th embodiment, in the mounted state, with the end 82 of liquid absorption material 81 not with connected entrance The mode of 32 contacts configures liquid absorption material 81, but can also contact.By both 82,32 contacts, when escaping to connection When ink to the space 83 of connected entrance 32 will be flowed into connected entrance 32, ink can be absorbed by liquid absorption material 81.

The cap 70b of above-mentioned 4th implementation method can be can be applied to that there are multiple liquid supply departments 280 box main body Mode deformed.Figure 26 F are the first stereograms as the cap 70c of variation.Figure 26 G are as the cap 70c of variation The second stereogram.The 3rd implementation method can be arranged on as the cap 70c of the variation of the cap 70b of above-mentioned 4th implementation method Box main body 20a (Figure 23) on.Cap 70c includes wider than the width of Y direction with the first cap member 79b of the 4th implementation method First cap member 79c.In addition, the Liang Ge liquid supply department 280a of the first cap member 79c and box main body 20a (Figure 23) is accordingly wrapped Include two receptacles, 76, two cap stage portions 766 and two liquid absorption materials 81.In addition, for the 3rd implementation method Cap 70a (Figure 25) same composition marks same-sign and omit the description.In the cap 70c of variation, on the 4th in fact The same compositions of cap 70b for applying mode also function to same effect.

E. the 5th implementation method:

E-1. the renovation process of box:

Above-mentioned box 13,13a, 13b, 20, the renovation process of 20a are illustrated in the 5th implementation method.

Box 13,13a, 13b, 20,20a when ink is consumed and the ink of inside is used up, when box 13,13a, 13b, 20, After being cleaned waiting in 20a, enough recycled by refill ink water energy.In the 5th implementation method, to for recycling The box 13,13a that illustrates before, 13b, 20, the renovation process of 20a are illustrated.

Sheet member (thin film component) 36 having in box 13,13a, 13b, 20, the liquid outflow portion 31 of 20a is in quilt Be installed in the state of printer 50, with make ink flow to the end 54 liquid supply tube 640 contact.

When sheet member 36 and liquid supply tube 640 are contacted, sheet member 36 is stressed from liquid supply tube 640. Due to the power, there is situation about sustaining damage in sheet member 36.Specifically, there is breakage, the deformation for producing sheet member 36 The situation of equivalent damage.Because user repeats to be loaded and unloaded box 13,13a, 13b, 20,20a relative to retainer 60, therefore the damage Wound becomes notable.In to the box 13,13a, 13b, 20, the 20a that generate damaged, deformation equivalent damage sheet member 36 again During filling ink, there is the situation of the undesirable condition for producing following.For example, being spilt in the presence of the damaged position from sheet member 36 The situation of ink.In addition, for example, because bubble invades to the end 54 from the position of deformation, have first 54 and produce and spray the feelings such as bad Condition.

Therefore, when to being regenerated using complete box 13,13a, 13b, 20,20a, it is considered to change sheet member 36.

But, sheet member 36 due to being installed to supply department's main body 285 by deposition etc., therefore, it is difficult to change.

Therefore, in the 5th implementation method, regenerated for being changed without sheet member 36 box 13,13a for having used, 13b, 20th, the method for 20a is illustrated.

Figure 26 H are exaggerated near the liquid supply department 280 of box 20b (the box 20b being reproduced) of the 5th implementation method Figure.It is to be constituted with above-mentioned box 13,13a, 13b, 20,20a identicals in addition to the composition of liquid supply department 280.Such as following theory As bright, the box 20b being also reproduced referred to as regenerating box 20b.

As shown in Figure 26 H, the liquid supply department 280 of the 5th implementation method passes through piece in the state of sheet member 36 is remained The covering of material part (thin film component) 93 opening 288.That is, sheet member 93 to cover opening 288 in the way of very close to each other pass through Deposition etc. is airtightly arranged on the other end 37a.Difference with the sheet member 92,94 of Figure 27 described later is:Relatively Formed by the way that the material of liquid can not be passed through in sheet member 92,94, the sheet member 93 of the 5th implementation method passes through can be saturating The material for crossing liquid is formed.Contacted with liquid supply tube 640 by making at least a portion of sheet member 93, ink can be made to exist Circulated in first 54.Here it is possible in the state of at least a portion of sheet member 93 is contacted with sheet member 36 sheet member 93 by cover opening 288 in the way of be installed on the 37a of the other end.Thus, ink is from sheet member 36 to sheet member 93 Circulation, can well supply ink via sheet member 93 to printer 50.In addition, sheet member 93 has pliability, can Contacted with sheet member 31 so that the sheet member 93 under the installment state of box 20b is pressed into by liquid supply tube 640.Additionally, In Figure 26 H, connected entrance 32 is also blocked by sheet member 95, but can not also be blocked.In the case where blocking, can be and piece The identical material of material part 93, or with the sheet member 92 shown in Figure 27,94 identical materials.It is open for covering 288 sheet member 93 preferably is configured to form the meniscus based on liquid (ink).By in this way, will not Box 20b is installed in the state of printer 50, can reduce the possibility that ink escapes to outside from sheet member 93.In regeneration In box 20b, sheet member 93 turns into for making ink flow to the liquid outflow portion 31 of outside (liquid supply tube 640).

E-2. effect:

In the above-described embodiment, even due to use etc. before the regeneration in box 13,13a, 13b, 20,20a when It is engraved in and generates breakage in the sheet member (thin film component) 36 of function as liquid outflow portion 31, deforms equivalent damage In the case of, it is also possible to be changed without using complete box 13,13a, 13b, 20, the sheet member 36 of 20a and liquid outflow portion is newly set 31.Thereby, it is possible to simply regenerating box 20b.

F. the 6th implementation method:

F-1. the renovation process of box:

6th implementation method is to the renovation process using complete box and has regenerated the regeneration of the box for having used and gained Box is illustrated.

Figure 26 I are the figures for illustrating regenerating box 20c.Figure 26 I are the figures suitable with Figure 16.The regeneration of the 6th implementation method The difference of the box 20 (Figure 16) of box 20c and first embodiment is following point.That is, relative in first embodiment Connected entrance 32 is formed with box 20, and is sealed or covering connected entrance 32 by parts such as sheet member 95a in regenerating box 20c Point on it is different.Constituted due to being same composition with first embodiment for others, therefore marked for same composition Same-sign is simultaneously omitted the description.Sheet member 95a is formed by being not through the material of liquid.

As explained above, connected entrance 32 also functions to following functions:For preventing because holding under reduced pressure by box 20 The unbalanced ink for causing of pressure assumed in the case of being contained in packaging bag spills.

On the other hand, in recent years, there is provided reclaimed to consider environment etc. using after complete box by refilling Ink is come the box after regenerating the method for the box for having used and regenerating.

Such regenerating box is from the point of view of the viewpoints such as environment are considered in the presence of situation about being sold in not being accommodated in packaging bag. Further, since ensure the degassing degree of ink or cut down the reason such as cost, although exist be accommodated in packaging bag be not It is received under decompression and sells the situation of box.For such regenerating box, due to the ink caused because foregoing pressure is unbalanced The possibility that water spills generation is low, therefore in the viewpoint that the unbalanced ink for causing because of pressure spills, connected entrance 32 is not played Its function.In addition, connected entrance 32 with air introduction mouthfuls 290 due to connecting, thus into connected entrance 32 ink be possible to from Air introduction mouthful 290 spills.

Therefore, the regenerating box 20c of the box 20 for having been used for regeneration, preferably connected entrance 32 is sealed or covered. That is, preferably block between the outside of connected entrance 32 and the inside (specifically, second flow path 39) of liquid supply department 280 The circulation path of fluid.Here, so-called fluid at least represents liquid.

There are following various methods as the method for sealing or covering connected entrance 32.For example, as a side Method, as shown in Figure 26 I, there is the method that connected entrance 32 is sealed by sheet member 95a.For example, as another method, having to bag The method that path 33 containing connected entrance 32 fills up resin etc..In addition, for example having to block connected entrance as other methods Method of 32 mode to the deposition resin of connected entrance 32 etc..In addition, for example, as other methods, thering is deposition to divide shape The method for blocking connected entrance 32 into the part itself (around connected entrance 32, connected entrance forms part 32t) of connected entrance 32. That is, for regenerating box 20c, the connected entrance 32 being formed on box 20 is sealed or covered, or, as long as path 33 is blocked for i.e. Can, the method for cutting of the circulation paths such as its encapsulating method, covering method, occlusive method can not be considered.

Additionally, resin used when sealing or covering connected entrance 32 etc. or the connected entrance for being sealed or being covered 32 preferably compare not (288 sides of opening) laterally with sheet member 36 protrudes.That is, because:In regenerating box 20c, when used for (288 sides of opening) are prominent laterally compared with sheet member 36 for the part or connected entrance 32 for blocking circulation path and using itself When, due to other component contacts such as cap 70,70a, 70b, 70c, liquid supply tube 640, elastomeric element 648, it is possible to it is right Other parts cause to damage.

F-2. effect:

When the complete box 20 of the use that regeneration is formed with connected entrance 32, can be suppressed in keeping again by blocking circulation path Ink is spilt to outside from air introduction mouthful 290 during raw box 20c etc..

In addition, when sealing or covering connected entrance 32 part such as resin for using or sealed by the part or The connected entrance 32 of covering is with sheet member 36 than (288 sides of opening) are not prominent laterally.Thereby, it is possible to suppress due to cap 70, The miscellaneous parts such as 70a, 70b, 70c, liquid supply tube 640, elastomeric element 648 contact and miscellaneous part are caused to damage.

F-3. the variation of the 6th implementation method:

In the 6th implementation method, when the box 20 that regeneration has been used, sealed by resin etc. or covering connected entrance 32 To block circulation path.According to other variations, the resin etc. also may be used for blocking the part (blocking part) of circulation path To be configured to be removed when user uses.That is, preceding time point is used in user, because connected entrance 32 is sealed or is covered, Therefore can suppress in keeping regenerating box 20c from 290 leak inks of air introduction mouthful being connected with connected entrance 32.The opposing party Face, part is blocked by being unloaded when user will use, and the inside and outside of liquid supply department 280 is connected by connected entrance 32. Thereby, it is possible to suppress because the regenerating box 20c that will be installed on retainer 60 from retainer 60 unload when etc. producible pressure not Ink leakage caused by balanced.

G. the 7th implementation method:

G-1. the renovation process of cap 70b, 70c:

Renovation process to cap 70b, 70c in the 7th implementation method is illustrated.Figure 26 J are the cap 70g being reproduced Stereogram.

Cap 70b, 70c can be recycled when a component parts of box 20 is used as after being cleaned waiting.Implement the 7th In mode, the renovation process to cap 70b, 70c for being illustrated before recycling is illustrated.Additionally, the cap being also reproduced Referred to as Regeneration cap 70g.

Cap 70b, 70c before regeneration are configured with liquid absorption material 81 (Figure 26 B, Figure 26 F).The liquid absorption material 81 has There is the function of the liquid for keeping spilling from liquid outflow portion 31.

Therefore, liquid absorption material 81 is maintained and the box 13,13a, 13b being mounted, 20, the corresponding liquid of the color of 20a Body (ink).Specifically, the liquid absorption material 81 for being installed to cap 70b, 70c of the box of the ink for accommodating black keeps black Liquid (ink), be installed to accommodate yellow ink box cap 70b, 70c liquid absorption material 81 keep yellow liquid Body (ink), the liquid absorption material 81 for being installed to cap 70b, 70c of the box of the ink for accommodating magenta keeps the liquid of magenta Body (ink), the liquid absorption material 81 for being installed to cap 70b, 70c of the box of the ink for accommodating light magenta keeps light magenta Liquid (ink), be installed to accommodate cyan ink box cap 70b, 70c liquid absorption material 81 keep cyan liquid Body (ink), the liquid absorption material 81 for being installed to cap 70b, 70c of the box of the ink for accommodating nattierblue keeps the liquid of nattierblue Body (ink).

When cap 70b, 70c regenerate, in order to remove the liquid being maintained in liquid absorption material 81, it is contemplated that cleaning liquid The method of absorbing material 81.Also cap 70b, the 70c that will have been cleaned after liquid absorption material 81 referred to as Regeneration cap 70b, 70c.

But, through after a period of time after liquid is contacted with liquid absorption material 81, kept, it is possible to cannot be by clear Wash full removal.When that cannot remove completely, may cause to maintain the ink color accommodated with box 13,13a, 13b, 20,20a Regeneration cap 70b, 70c of different inks mounted situation.Specifically, it is configured with the state of the ink for keeping black Regeneration cap 70b, 70c of liquid absorption material 81 can be mounted into accommodate the box 13,13a of ink of nattierblue, 13b, 20, In 20a.In this case, keeping the liquid absorption material 81 and the ink for accommodating nattierblue of the Regeneration cap 70b, 70c of black ink Box 13,13a, 13b, 20, the sheet member 36 of 20a are contacted, and there is a possibility that nattierblue and black colour mixture.When generation colour mixture When, it is very possible in the color reproduction for having used liquid injection system 10 (Fig. 1) to produce unfavorable condition.In addition, by temporarily And the Regeneration cap 70b under box 13,13a, 13b, 20,20a dismountings, 70c be again mounted to the box 13,13a, 13b, 20, on 20a In the case of, it is more likely that user is caused confusion.

Therefore, in the 7th implementation method, the chaotic Regeneration cap 70g to preventing colour mixture as described above and user is carried out Explanation.

As shown in Figure 26 J, the Regeneration cap 70g of the 7th implementation method is in the liquid absorption material as shown in the 4th implementation method Also overlap liquid absorption material 81a on 81.Specifically, cap 70b, the 70c being used are being installed after being recovered Having in the state of liquid absorption material 81 carries out the predetermined treatment such as cleaning.The liquid absorption material under being dismantled from cap 70b, 70c When 81, it is possible to which the part for being provided with liquid absorption material 81 is peeling-off, further, since rubbish can be produced, therefore not from cap 70b, 70c dismantle liquid absorption material 81 and implement predetermined treatment.After predetermined treatment, on liquid absorption material 81 Also configure liquid absorption material 81a.Liquid absorption material 81a is constituted with the identical of liquid absorption material 81.

In addition, the color of liquid absorption material 81a can be using in mounting box 13,13a, 13b, 20, the printer 50 of 20a In the color (white except) of ink that is not used or black, the box 13,13a, 13b, 20 are installed has liquid suction Receive the Regeneration cap 70g of material 81a.

G-2. effect:

In the above-described 7th embodiment, using the teaching of the invention it is possible to provide Regeneration cap 70g below, the cap 70b before regeneration can not be removed, Liquid absorption material 81 that 70c has and reduce the chaotic possibility for producing colour mixture or user.

Specifically, even regeneration before cap 70b, 70c liquid absorption material 81 maintain liquid in the case of, when During regeneration, liquid absorption material 81a can be also configured on liquid absorption material 81.Thus, liquid injection system 10 pairs is being used When printed medium 90 prints, the deterioration because of colour cast caused by colour mixture or colorrendering quality is prevented from.

The color of liquid absorption material 81a is preferably in mounting box 13,13a, 13b, 20, the printer 50 of 20a not The color (except white) or black of the ink for being used, the box 13,13a, 13b, 20,20a are installed and inhaled with the liquid Receive the Regeneration cap 70g of material 81a.The reasons why this is preferred describes in detailed below.Even if being attached on liquid absorption material 81 In the case that the ink of ink and sheet member 36 there occurs colour mixture, also set new on the liquid absorption material 81 of cap 70g Liquid absorption material 81a.That is, it is provided with the upper surface of the liquid absorption material 81 that there occurs colour mixture and does not produce the new of colour mixture Liquid absorption material 81a.Therefore, when the desired Regeneration cap 70g by for the time being under box 13,13a, 13b, 20,20a dismountings pacifies again When on the box 13,13a, 13b, 20,20a, the possibility caused confusion to user can be reduced.Additionally, in Regeneration cap 70c In the case of (Figure 26 F), as long as installing liquid absorption material 81a in each of two liquid absorption materials 81.

G-3. the variation of the 7th implementation method:

In the above-described 7th embodiment, by the preferred color of liquid absorption material 81a be set to mounting box 13, 13a, 13b, 20, the color of ink that is not used on the printer 50 of 20a or black, the box 13,13a, 13b, 20, 20a installs the Regeneration cap 70g with liquid absorption material 81a.But, it is not liquid absorption material 81a but liquid absorption The color of material 81 can be the ink being not used on mounting box 13,13a, 13b, 20, the printer 50 of 20a color or Person's black, the mounting box 13,13a, 13b, 20,20a install cap 70b, 70c with the liquid absorption material 81.That is, do not limit In Regeneration cap 70g, the color of the liquid absorption material 81 that cap 70b, the 70c before regeneration can be also had be set to mounting box 13, 13a, 13b, 20, the color (except white) of ink that is not used on the printer 50 of 20a or black, the box 13, 13a, 13b, 20,20a mounting caps 70b, 70c.

H. other implementation methods:

H-1. the first other embodiment:

Figure 27 is the schematic diagram for illustrating the first other embodiment.In the above-described embodiment, in order to block connection Mouthfuls 32 and opening 288 and used cap 70,70a, 70b, 70c, 70g, but be not limited to this.Connected entrance 32 and opening 288 can Blocked with by other seal members.For example, as shown in figure 27, in the first other embodiment, as liquid supply port The sheet member 92 of seal member blocks opening 288, and connected entrance 32 is sealed as the sheet member 94 of opening sealing member.Each Material part (thin film component) 92,94 is formed by the material that liquid cannot be passed through.Here, sheet member 94 preferably can by air The material of transmission is formed.Invaded in communication path 310 by so, it is possible suppression ink, and the second of air will be accommodated The pressure of pressure and outside in road 39 is maintained same degree.In addition, each sheet member 92,94 is in the state of it can dismantle Block opening 288 and connected entrance 32.

When box is projected in the plane of first direction (- Z-direction), sheet member 94 be arranged on not with The position that liquid outflow portion 31 is overlapped.Here, once ink is attached in sheet member 94, then when by sheet member 94 from connection When mouth 32 is peeled off, the possibility that ink can disperse and invade connected entrance 32 is uprised.In addition, in sheet member 94 by saturating Cross air material formed in the case of, when sheet member 94 because ink is got wet when can occur block etc. so that sheet member 94 Original function (through the function of air) it is impaired.But, sheet member 94 due to be arranged on not with liquid outflow portion 31 The position of overlap, therefore, it is possible to reduce the possibility that the ink spilt from liquid outflow portion 31 is attached in sheet member 94.Cause This, can reduce the generation of above-mentioned unfavorable condition.

In addition, sheet member 94 has the one end 94p for extending setting laterally from opening 288.In addition, sheet member 92 With the one end 92p for extending setting laterally from opening 288.By in this way, user can easily by sheet member 92, Under 94 dismantle from box.In addition, one end 92p, 94p are glued each other.I.e., two one end 92p of sheet member 92,94, 94p is integrated.Thus, under user can be dismantled two sheet members 92,94 by action once from box.

H-2. the second other embodiment:

Figure 28 is the schematic diagram for illustrating the second other embodiment.With the first other embodiment shown in Figure 27 not It is with putting:Sheet member 92,94 is not bonded to each other and sheet member 92 is more long than sheet member 94 and outside from opening 288 Side extends.By so, it is possible to promote user first to catch sheet member 92 and from box under dismounting than sheet member 94.By This, under being dismantled from box after by the sheet member 94 compared with sheet member 92, can further be reduced ink and be flowed into Possibility in connected entrance 32.

H-3. the 3rd other embodiment:

Figure 29 is the figure for being illustrated to the 3rd other embodiment.H4 > are met in the above-described first embodiment The relation of H2, but replace and can also meet the relation of H4 < H2.That is, connected entrance 32 can be located at down than liquid outflow portion 31 Side (- Z-direction side).In other words, connected entrance 32 can be with liquid flow on the outflow direction of the liquid of liquid supply department 280 Go out portion 31 compared to positioned at downstream.By so, it is possible further to reduce the ink spilt from liquid outflow portion 31 via connection Mouth 32 is flowed into the possibility of communication path 310.Even if for example, when box be the second state (+Z-direction be vertical in downward direction State) when ink spilt from liquid outflow portion 31 in the case of, due to connected entrance 32 from liquid outflow portion 31 in vertical It is upper to be located at upside, therefore, it is possible to reduce the possibility that ink reaches connected entrance 32.

I. variation:

Additionally, in inscape in above-mentioned implementation method, key element beyond key element described in independent claims It is additional key element, can suitably omits.In addition, being not limited to above-mentioned implementation method of the invention, the model of its purport is not being departed from Can implement in various modes in enclosing, for example, can also carry out following deformation.

I-1. the first variation:

In the above-described embodiment, it is illustrated by taking the box of so-called semi-hermetic type as an example, but for other types Box can also using the present invention.For example, always holding with the print cartridge or liquid of the type of ft connection in liquid containing portion 200 Portion 200 is received always by also can be using the present invention in the print cartridge (so-called ink bag) of closed type.

I-2. the second variation:

In the above-described embodiment, interior wall 35 is formed by the periphery wall that connected entrance forms part 32t, but is not limited to This, it is also possible to erect setting and in liquid outflow portion 31 and connected entrance by from the wall to being divided in liquid supply department 280 The wall of interval configuration is gone up both 32 to form interior wall 35.As long as in addition, for example, box 13,13a, the following suppression of 20 settings Portion processed, the suppressing portion be to it is on the wall that is divided in liquid supply department 280, positioned at connected entrance 32 and liquid flow The suppressing portion gone out between portion 31, and suppress the circulation of ink between connected entrance 32 and liquid outflow portion 31.In above-mentioned implementation In mode, interior wall 35 is equivalent to suppressing portion.In addition, as suppressing portion, illustrate and be arranged on concavo-convex on wall or be arranged on Holding member (for example, the porous member such as sponge) of liquid etc. can be kept on wall.

I-3. the 3rd variation:

In the above-described embodiment, cap 70,70a and sheet member 94 etc. are for blocking the connected entrance sealing of connected entrance 32 Part blocks connected entrance 32 in whole region.But be not restricted to that this, as long as at least a portion of connected entrance 32 is sealed by connected entrance Part is blocked.Even so, the possibility that ink is flowed into communication path 310 via connected entrance 32 can also be reduced.

I-4. the 4th variation:

In the above-described embodiment, cap stage portion 766 is convex portion (Figure 22) but it is also possible to be recess, it is possible to have convex Portion and recess.Even so, the possibility that ink reaches sealing 762 along receptacle 76 can also be reduced.

I-5. the 5th variation:

In the above-described embodiment, cap 70,70a is contacted with sheet material central portion 368 in the mounted state, but it is also possible to do not connect Touch.By so, it is possible to reduce the possibility that ink is attached on cap 70,70a.

I-6. the 6th variation:

Figure 30 is the figure for illustrating the variation for application component 30g.Figure 31 is comparable to the figure of Figure 16.Here, scheme The example of the confession application component 30g that this variation is used for application component 30 of substitution box 20 is shown.Additionally, for application component 30g also can be used in having used on the box 20a~20c for other implementation methods of application component 30.Additionally, for application component 30g and the difference for application component 30 are also to include pressing component 80 for application component 30g.Others supply application component The composition of 30g marks same-sign to same composition and omits due to being same composition with confession application component 30 It is bright.

As shown in figures 30 and 31, can also be configured in the inner side (side of liquid containing portion 200, upstream side) of sheet member 36 Foam 34 and pressing component 80.Pressing component 80 has spring 80a.Spring 80a is by foam 34 to the institute of sheet member 36 The side (- Z-direction side) force (pressing) at place.

In the case where pressing component 80 is included for application component 30g, make 70~70c of cap, 70g and flowing out as liquid In the case that the sheet member 36 of portion and function is contacted, sheet member 36 itself or be configured in across sheet member 36 And other parts (foam 34 and pressing component 80) of the confession application component 30,30g of the position opposed with 70~70c of cap, 70g It is likely to occur deformation.When these parts 36,34,80 deform, it is possible to cause from box 20,20a to printer 50 Liquid supply is bad.Therefore, in the state of 70~70c of cap, 70g are installed on box 20,20a~20c and cover opening 288 (also referred to as " installment state " or " sealing opening 288 state ".), preferably 70~70c of cap, 70g do not connect with sheet member 36 Touch.I.e., in the mounted state, preferably 70~70c of cap, 70g not with configuration box 20,20a~20c liquid supply department Confession application component 30,30g in 280,280a is contacted and interval is configured.

I-7. the 7th variation:

The invention is not restricted to ink-jet printer and its print cartridge, can also apply to consume appointing for other liquid beyond ink The liquid injection apparatus of meaning and the box (liquid housing container) for these liquid injection apparatus.For example, conduct is used The box of following various liquid injection apparatus can be using the present invention.

(1) image recording structure such as picture unit;

(2) the color material injection apparatus for being used in the manufacture of chromatic filter, chromatic filter is used for liquid crystal display The image display devices such as device;

(3) in organic EL (Electro Luminescence, electroluminescent) displays or Field Emission Display (Field Emission Display, FED) etc. electrode form the middle electrode material injection apparatus for using;

(4) liquid injection apparatus of liquid of the injection comprising biological organism used in biochip manufacture;

(5) as the test portion injection apparatus of precise pipet;

(6) injection apparatus of lubricating oil;

(7) injection apparatus of resin liquid;

(8) liquid injection apparatus of lubricating oil are sprayed to precision equipments such as clock and watch or cameras with needle point;

(9) in order to form small packaged lens (optical lens) for optical communication device etc. etc. and by UV cured tree The transparent resin liquid such as fat is ejected into the liquid injection apparatus on substrate;

(10) liquid injection apparatus of the etching solution of acid or alkalescence are sprayed to be etched to substrate etc.;

(11) with the liquid injection apparatus of the jet head liquid for spraying other arbitrary small quantity drops.

Additionally, " liquid " refer to from liquid injection apparatus spray liquid state, including hangover granulate, teardrop shaped, The liquid of wire.Also, " liquid " described here as long as the material that can consume of liquid injection apparatus.For example, " liquid Body " as long as material be liquid phase when state material, such as the high or low liquid of viscosity material and as colloidal sol, coagulate Glue, other inorganic solvents, organic solvent, solution, liquid resin, the material of liquid as liquid metal (molten metal) It is included in " liquid ".Additionally, not only including as a liquid for state of material, by solids such as pigment or metallic particles Texture into functional material grain dissolution, dispersion or mixing in a solvent and formed material be also contained in " liquid ".And And, as the typical example of liquid, ink or liquid crystal for illustrating in the above-described embodiment etc. can be enumerated.Here, ink includes leading to The various liquid compositions such as normal water-base ink, oily ink, gel ink, hotmelt ink.

I-8. the 8th variation:

More than, various modes are illustrated, but also can be by the way of following.

Additionally, in following mode, to constitutive requirements by the symbol in parantheses mark embodiment before reference.

A kind of cap (70,70a) of mode 1., wherein, the cap (70,70a) is installed on box (20,20a), the box (20,20a) include:Liquid containing portion (200), its inner containment liquid;Liquid supply department (280), the liquid supply department (280) with for making the liquid communication to outside opening (288), and the liquid supply department (280) is with being located at Liquid outflow portion (31) of the liquid communication that is internal and making liquid containing portion (200) to outside;And communication path (310), institute Communication path (310) one end opening (connected entrance 32) is stated in the liquid supply department (200), and makes outside and described liquid The inside connection of body supply department (200),

The cap includes the cap main body (74) for blocking the opening (288),

The cap main body (74) blocks institute with being installed under the installment state on the box (20,20a) in the cap State at least one of sealing (762) of one end open (32).

According to the cap of which, even the situation of liquid is spilt from liquid containing portion in the mounted state, it is also possible to drop Low liquid is flowed into the possibility of communication path via one end open.

The cap (70,70a) that such as mode 1 is recorded of mode 2., wherein,

The cap (70,70a) also includes:

Cap handle (72,72a), the cap handle (72,72a) be used for by the cap (70,70a) from the box (20, Under 20a) dismantling, the cap handle (72,72a) is installed under the installment state of the box (20,20a) in the cap, with box The outer surface (203) of (20,20a) compared to protruding laterally;And

Receptacle (76), the receptacle (76) for receiving the liquid outflow portion (31),

The sealing (762) and cap handle (72,72a) are relative to the receptacle (76) positioned at the same side.

According to the cap of mode 2, be prevented from cap handle be located at vertical on the downside of in the state of box be placed to it is predetermined On face.The liquid being attached to thereby, it is possible to further reduction in receptacle reaches the possibility of sealing.

Cap (70,70a) of the mode 3. as described in mode 2, wherein,

Also have cap stage portion (766), the cap stage portion (766) between the sealing and the receptacle, And including convex portion (766a) and recess at least certain one.

According to the cap of mode 3, even if in the case where the liquid spilt from liquid outflow portion is attached to receptacle, it is also possible to The possibility of sealing is reached along receptacle by cap stage portion reduction liquid.

Cap (70,70a) of the mode 4. as described in mode 3, wherein,

The receptacle (76) is concave shape,

The cap stage portion (765) is formed by the peripheral part (764) of the receptacle (76).

According to the cap of mode 4, it is not necessary to set new separate part to set cap stage portion.

Cap (70,70a) of the mode 5. according to any one of mode 1 to mode 4, wherein,

The liquid outflow portion (31) with relative to predetermined direction (first direction) inclined rake (368t),

The cap (70,70a) also has opposed portion (766b) opposed with rake (368t) in the mounted state,

The opposed portion (766b) is installed to described in the installment state lower edge of box (20,20a) in the cap (70,70a) The inclined direction of rake (368t) inclines.

According to the cap of mode 5, in the mounted state, formed by cap and liquid supply department, receiving air can be reduced Interior chamber volume.Thereby, it is possible to limit the amount of the air for being flowed into liquid containing portion via liquid outflow portion from interior chamber.

Cap (70a) of the mode 6. as any one of mode 1 to mode 5, wherein,

The liquid supply department (280a) of the box (20a) is set multiple,

The sealing (762) is accordingly set multiple with multiple one end opens (32),

Also there is the cap (70a) on the line of the face connection each sealing along the cap (70a) (L1) to set Stage portion (769).

According to the cap of mode 6, even in the case that liquid reaches a sealing, it is also possible to suppressed by stage portion Reach a liquid for sealing and reach other sealings.

A kind of cap (70b, 70c) of mode 7., wherein, the cap (70b, 70c) is installed on box (20,20a), the box (20,20a) include:Liquid containing portion (200), its inner containment liquid;Liquid supply department (280), the liquid supply department (280) with for making the liquid communication to outside opening (288), and the liquid supply department (280) is with being located at Liquid outflow portion (31) of the liquid communication that is internal and making liquid containing portion (200) to outside;And communication path (310), institute Communication path (310) one end opening (connected entrance 32) is stated in the liquid supply department (200), and makes outside and described liquid The inside connection of body supply department (200),

The cap includes the cap main body (74) for blocking the opening (288),

The cap main body (74) is with liquid absorption material (81).

According to the cap of mode 7, even spilling the situation of liquid from opening (280), due to can be by liquid absorption material Material absorbs liquid, and outside is escaped to therefore, it is possible to suppress liquid.

In mode 7, it is preferred that liquid absorption material (81) is in the case where the installment state of the box (20) has been installed to The side opposed with liquid outflow portion (31) is configured in, a more preferably at least part is configured in and liquid outflow portion (31) opposed position.By so, it is possible to absorb more inks spilt from liquid outflow portion by liquid absorption material.

I-9. the 9th variation:

In above-mentioned implementation method and above-mentioned variation, cap 70,70a, 70b, 70c is used in connected entrance 32 and interior The box 13,13a of portion's wall 35, on 20, but it is also possible to using on the other boxes with liquid supply port.Even so, also may be used Block liquid supply port (opening 288) with by cap 70,70a, 70b, 70c, therefore, it is possible to reduce ink escape to cap 70,70a, The possibility of the outside of 70b, 70c.In addition, for example, can on the box without connected entrance 32 mounting cap 70,70a, 70b, 70c.According to this composition, even if in the case that ink spills from liquid outflow portion, it is also possible to by cap block liquid supply port come Reduce the possibility that ink flows out to outside.Particularly, cap 70,70a, 70b, 70c has the rake with liquid outflow portion 31 The inclined directions of 368t accordingly inclined opposed portion 766b (Figure 22).By this composition, can more reduce ink and flow out to The possibility in the outside of cap.In addition, for example, cap 70,70a, 70b, 70c can also be installed to has company without interior wall 35 The box of port 32.Thereby, it is possible to reduce the possibility that ink escapes to outside via connected entrance 32.Additionally, above to box 13, 13a, 20 and cap 70,70a, 70b, 70c be illustrated respectively, but there is also comprising cap 70,70a, 70b, 70c and call Box 13,13a, 20 situation.

Symbol description

10 ... liquid injection systems

13,13a ... boxes

15 ... circuit substrates

20,20a~20c ... box main bodies (box)

22 ... main elements

22p, 22t ... end face

24 ... covers

30,30g ... supply application component

31 ... liquid outflow portions

32 ... connected entrances

32t ... connected entrances form part

33 ... one end effluent road

34 ... foams

35 ... interior walls

36 ... sheet members

37a ... the other end

37b ... one ends

38 ... first flow path

39 ... second flow paths

40 ... valve systems

41 ... end faces

42 ... spring members

43 ... valve portions

44 ... stem valves

46 ... lid valves

47 ... through holes

49 ... bar portions

50 ... printers

51 ... control units

52 ... brackets

53 ... flexible cables

54 ... heads

55 ... carriage motors

56 ... transport motor

57 ... test sections

58 ... drive belts

59 ... platens

60 ... retainers

62 ... contact mechanisms

64 ... handles

70,70a, 70b, 70c, 70g ... cap

72,72a ... cap handles

74 ... cap main bodies

75,75a ... base portions

76 ... receptacles

The cap member of 79,79a, 79b, 79c ... first

The arrangement components of 79s ... first

The arrangement components of 79t ... second

80 ... pressing components

80a ... spring

81,81a ... liquid absorption materials

83 ... spaces

90 ... printed mediums

92 ... sheet members

92p ... one ends

94 ... sheet members

94p ... one ends

200 ... liquid containing portions

201~206 ... first faces~the 6th face

201s ... the second ends

201t ... first ends

208 ... joint faces

209 ... corner sections

210 ... first engaging portions

220 ... air chambers

221 ... second engaging portions

242 ... first communication chambers

270 ... prism units

271 ... surfaces (reflecting surface)

275 ... pass through face

277 ... fluid connections mouthful

280,280a ... liquid supply departments

281 ... surrounding walls

285 ... supply department's main bodys

288 ... openings

290 ... air introductions mouthful

291 ... sheet members

292 ... blow vents

293 ... compression plates

294 ... helical springs

310 ... communication paths

362 ... installation portions

364 ... non-mounting (peripheral part)

The peripheral parts of 364a ... first

368 ... sheet material central portions

368t ... rakes

The central portions of 368v ... first

601 ... wall portions

602 ... box installation portions (box accommodating chamber)

603 ... wall portions

604 ... wall portions

607 ... spaced walls

636 ... through holes

640 ... liquid supply tubes

648 ... elastomeric elements

762 ... sealings

764 ... peripheral parts

765 ... bottoms

766 ... cap stage portions

766a ... convex portions

766b ... opposed portion

769 ... stage portions

On L1 ... lines

Sp ... interior chamber

Claims (17)

1. a kind of box, for accommodating the liquid supplied to liquid injection apparatus, the box includes:
Liquid containing portion;
Liquid supply department, the liquid supply department has opening in the end of the liquid supply department;
Seal member, the seal member covers the opening;And
Air introduction mouthful,
It is provided with the liquid supply department:
Liquid outflow portion, the liquid outflow portion makes the liquid flow out to the liquid injection apparatus;And
Surrounding wall, the surrounding wall formed the side of the liquid supply department and the surrounding wall end limit described in open Mouthful,
The seal member has liquid absorption material, and the fluent material is configured in the position opposed with the liquid outflow portion Put,
The seal member includes:
Receive the receptacle of the liquid outflow portion;And
The cap stage portion formed by the peripheral part of the receptacle,
The liquid absorption material crosses the cap stage portion and extends to the outside of the receptacle from the receptacle.
2. box as claimed in claim 1, wherein,
The liquid absorption material is configured in the way of being clamped by the rake of the cap stage portion and the liquid outflow portion.
3. box as claimed in claim 1, wherein,
The box includes:
Connected entrance, the connected entrance is connected with the air introduction mouthful, and the connected entrance is the direction in the liquid supply department One end of the prominent path in the opening, the path is protruded from the internal face of the liquid supply department, the connected entrance and institute Surrounding wall interval is stated to configure.
4. box as claimed in claim 3, wherein,
The seal member includes:
Receive the receptacle of the liquid outflow portion;And
The cap stage portion formed by the peripheral part of the receptacle, the end of the liquid absorption material and the cap stage portion Compared to more by the connected entrance.
5. box as claimed in claim 3, wherein,
At least a portion of the liquid absorption material is opposed with the connected entrance.
6. box as claimed in claim 3, wherein,
The seal member has more prominent handle compared with the outer surface of the box,
The handle and the connected entrance are located at the same side relative to the liquid outflow portion.
7. box as claimed in claim 6, wherein,
The box includes:
There is provided the first face of the liquid supply department;
The second face intersected with the first face;And
The 3rd face intersected with the second face,
A pair first container engaging portions are provided with first face,
The end of in the 3rd face, first surface side forms a pair of recesses,
The seal member is with a pair of first connecting portions being engaged in the pair of first container engaging portion and is inserted Enter to a pair of second connecting portions in the pair of recess,
The pair of second connecting portion is arranged on the side opposed with the 3rd face of the handle.
8. the box as any one of claim 1 to 7, wherein,
The seal member is to dismantle the cap being installed in freely on box.
9. the box as any one of claim 1 to 7, wherein,
The liquid absorption material is sheet.
10. a kind of cap, is installed on box, and the box includes:
Liquid containing portion, the liquid containing portion is used to accommodate the liquid supplied to liquid injection apparatus;
Liquid supply department, the liquid supply department has opening in the end of the liquid supply department;And
Air introduction mouthful,
It is provided with the liquid supply department:
Liquid outflow portion, the liquid outflow portion makes the liquid flow out to the liquid injection apparatus;And
Surrounding wall, the surrounding wall formed the side of the liquid supply department and the surrounding wall end limit described in open Mouthful,
The cap includes:
Liquid absorption material, the liquid absorption material is configured in the position opposed with the liquid outflow portion,
The cap also includes:
Receive the receptacle of the liquid outflow portion;And
The cap stage portion formed by the peripheral part of the receptacle,
The liquid absorption material crosses the cap stage portion and extends to the outside of the receptacle from the receptacle.
11. caps as claimed in claim 10, wherein,
The liquid absorption material is configured in the way of being clamped by the rake of the cap stage portion and the liquid outflow portion.
12. caps as claimed in claim 10, wherein,
The box includes:
Connected entrance, the connected entrance is connected with the air introduction mouthful, and the connected entrance is the direction in the liquid supply department One end of the prominent path in the opening, the path is protruded from the internal face of the liquid supply department, the connected entrance and institute Surrounding wall interval is stated to configure,
The cap includes:
Receive the receptacle of the liquid outflow portion;And
The cap stage portion formed by the peripheral part of the receptacle, the end of the liquid absorption material and the cap stage portion Compared to more by the connected entrance.
13. caps as claimed in claim 10, wherein,
The box includes:
Connected entrance, the connected entrance is connected with the air introduction mouthful, and the connected entrance is the direction in the liquid supply department One end of the prominent path in the opening, the path is protruded from the internal face of the liquid supply department, the connected entrance and institute Surrounding wall interval is stated to configure;And
The cap, wherein,
At least a portion of the liquid absorption material is opposed with the connected entrance.
14. caps as claimed in claim 13, wherein,
The cap has more prominent handle compared with the outer surface of the box,
The handle and the connected entrance are located at the same side relative to the liquid outflow portion.
15. caps as claimed in claim 14, wherein,
The box includes:
There is provided the first face of the liquid supply department;
The second face intersected with the first face;And
The 3rd face intersected with the second face,
A pair first container engaging portions are provided with first face,
The end of in the 3rd face, first surface side forms a pair of recesses,
The cap is with a pair of first connecting portions being engaged in the pair of first container engaging portion and is inserted into institute A pair of second connecting portions in a pair of recesses are stated,
The pair of second connecting portion is arranged on the side opposed with the 3rd face of the handle.
16. cap as any one of claim 10 to 15, wherein,
The cap is dismantled and is installed on box freely.
17. cap as any one of claim 10 to 15, wherein,
The liquid absorption material is sheet.
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