CN104985935B - Printing fluid cartridge and the printing apparatus - Google Patents

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CN104985935B
CN104985935B CN201510312247.1A CN201510312247A CN104985935B CN 104985935 B CN104985935 B CN 104985935B CN 201510312247 A CN201510312247 A CN 201510312247A CN 104985935 B CN104985935 B CN 104985935B
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打印流体盒和打印设备。 Printing fluid cartridge and the printing apparatus. 打印流体盒被构造成抵抗在与插入方向相反的拆除方向上的偏压力而被在插入方向上插入盒安装部中。 Printing fluid cartridge is configured to resist the biasing force in a direction opposite to the insertion direction and the removal are inserted into the cartridge mounting portion in an insertion direction. 打印流体盒包括:当打印流体盒被插入盒安装部中时朝向插入方向取向的前表面;就插入方向而言位置与前表面相反的后表面;位于前表面和后表面之间的电接口;和用于抵抗偏压力而将打印流体盒保持在盒安装部中的接合部。 Printing fluid cartridge comprising: when the printing fluid cartridge is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion in an insertion direction oriented toward the front surface; is inserted in terms of position and direction of a rear surface opposite the front surface; an electrical connector is located between the front and rear surfaces; and a biasing force against the printing fluid cartridge engaging portion held in the cartridge mounting portion.

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打印流体盒和打印设备 Printing fluid cartridge and the printing apparatus

[0001] 本申请是申请日为2011年12月22日、发明名称为“打印流体盒和打印设备”且申请号为201110435971.5的中国发明专利申请的分案申请。 [0001] This application is filed on December 22, 2011, entitled "print fluid cartridge and printing equipment" and the application is a divisional application No. 201110435971.5 of Chinese invention patent applications.

技术领域 FIELD

[0002] 本发明涉及一种被构造成被安装到盒安装部的打印流体盒,且涉及一种包括这种打印流体盒的打印设备。 [0002] The present invention relates to a configured printing fluid cartridge is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion, and to a printing apparatus comprising such a printing fluid cartridge.

背景技术 Background technique

[0003] 已知的图像打印设备,如专利申请公开JP2009-132098A中描述的,被构造成在打印纸张上打印图像。 [0003] A known image printing apparatus, as described in Patent Application Publication JP2009-132098A, and is configured to print an image on a printing sheet. 已知的图像打印设备具有喷墨打印头且被构造成从打印头的喷嘴将墨滴选择性地喷射到打印纸张上。 A known image printing apparatus having an ink jet print head and is configured from the nozzles of the print head for selectively ejecting ink droplets onto the printing paper. 墨滴着落在打印纸张上且从而在打印纸张上打印希望的图像。 Ink droplets land and thereby printing desired images on a printing sheet on the printing paper. 已知的图像打印设备具有墨盒,并且该墨盒被构造成存储将被供应到打印头的墨。 A known image printing apparatus having an ink cartridge, and the ink cartridge is configured to store ink to be supplied to the print head. 墨盒被构造成被安装到设置在已知的图像打印设备中的安装部和被从该安装部拆除。 Ink cartridge is configured to be mounted to a printed image provided in the known apparatus are removed from the mounting portion and the mounting portion.

[0004] 另一种已知墨盒,如专利申请公开JP2000-37780中描述的,具有例如存储器模块的电子部件,该存储器模块用于存储关于墨盒的信息的数据,例如墨的颜色、墨的成分、墨的剩余量、维护状态等。 [0004] Another known ink cartridge, as described in Patent Application Publication JP2000-37780 having electronic components such as memory modules, the memory module for storing data information about the ink container, such as ink color, ink composition , the remaining amount of ink, maintenance state and the like. 当墨盒被安装到安装部时,存储器模块与设置在安装部中的电触点接触且电连接,使得能够读出存储器模块中存储的数据。 When the ink cartridge is mounted to the mounting portion, the memory module is provided with electrical contact mounting portion is in contact and electrically connected, so that data can be read out stored in the memory module.

[0005]当另一已知墨盒被安装到安装部时,外部偏压力被在从安装部拆除墨盒的拆除方向上从安装部施加到墨盒,使得当使用者意图如此操作时,使用者能够容易拆除墨盒。 [0005] When another known ink cartridge is mounted to the mounting portion, the outer biasing force is applied in the removal direction from the removal of the ink cartridge mounting portion from the ink cartridge to the mounting portion, so that when a user operation is intended, the user can easily removal of the cartridge. 而且,墨盒可具有被构造成选择性地打开和关闭形成在墨盒中的开口的阀机构,墨盒可被阀机构的弹簧在拆除方向上偏压。 Further, the ink cartridge may have be configured to selectively open and close the valve opening mechanism is formed in the ink cartridge, the ink cartridge may be spring means biasing the valve in the removal direction. 安装部具有锁机构,以抵抗偏压力而与墨盒接触且将墨盒保留在安装部中。 Mounting portion having a latch mechanism, against the biasing force into contact with the ink remains in the ink cartridge and the mounting portion. 安装到安装部的墨盒被总是在拆除方向上偏压。 Mounted to the cartridge mounting portion is always biased in the removal direction.

发明内容 SUMMARY

[0006]如果存储器模块被设置在墨盒的朝向将墨盒插入安装部中的插入方向取向的前表面处时,当墨盒被以大的速度插入安装部中时,存储器模块可能以大的速度与安装部的触点接触。 [0006] If the memory module is provided at the front surface of the ink cartridge toward the insertion direction of the ink cartridge into the mounting portion in alignment when the cartridge is inserted into the mounting portion to a large speed, the memory module may be at a large speed and installation contacting the contact portion. 这可能破坏存储器模块。 This could damage the memory module. 而且,如果存储器模块被设置在墨盒的前表面处,在墨盒被保持安装到安装部时,存储器模块可从安装部直接接收偏压力。 Further, if the memory module is provided at the front surface of the ink container when the ink cartridge is mounted to the holder mounting portion, the biasing force of the memory module may receive directly from the mounting portion. 这也可能破坏存储器模块。 It may also damage the memory module. 此外,如果存储器模块被设置在设置供墨部的前表面处,墨可能从供墨部泄漏且污染和损坏存储器模块。 Further, if the memory module is provided at the front surface of the ink supply portion is provided, ink may leak from the ink supply portion and the contamination and damage of the memory module.

[0007]因此,对于打印流体盒和打印设备,出现克服相关技术的这些和其它缺陷的需求。 [0007] Thus, for a printing fluid cartridge and the printing apparatus, the related art to overcome these and other defects in demand. 本发明的技术优势在于过度负载被施加到电接口的可能性减小。 Technical advantages of the present invention is the possibility of an excessive load is applied to the electrical interface is reduced. 本发明的另一独立技术优势在于电接口被墨污染的可能性减小。 Another independent technical advantage of the invention is that the electrical interface to reduce the likelihood of contamination of the ink. 这些技术优势可以彼此独立,并且本发明可以实现这些技术优势中的至少一个技术优势。 These technical advantages may be independent of each other, and the present invention may be implemented at least one technical advantage of these benefits.

[0008] 根据本发明的实施例,一种打印流体盒被构造成抵抗在与插入方向相反的拆除方向上的偏压力而被在所述插入方向上插入盒安装部中。 [0008] According to an embodiment of the present invention, a printing fluid cartridge configured to resist the biasing force in a direction opposite to the insertion direction and the removal direction is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion in an insertion direction. 所述打印流体盒包括:前表面,当所述打印流体盒被插入所述盒安装部中时,所述前表面朝向所述插入方向取向;后表面,所述后表面的位置就所述插入方向而言与所述前表面相反;电接口,所述电接口位于所述前表面和所述后表面之间;和接合部,所述接合部用于抵抗所述偏压力而将所述打印流体盒保留在所述盒安装部中。 The printing fluid cartridge comprising: a front surface, when the printing fluid cartridge is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion, the front surface oriented toward the insertion direction; a rear surface, a surface on the insertion position of the rear for the opposite direction of the front surface; electrical interface, the electrical interface is positioned between the front surface and the rear surface; and an engaging portion for resisting the biasing force of the print fluid cartridge retained in said cartridge mounting portion.

[0009]由于该构造,因为就插入方向和拆除方向而言,电接口位于前表面和后表面之间,在拆除方向上的偏压力不直接被所述至少一个电接口接收。 [0009] Due to this configuration, since the terms of the direction to the insertion and removal direction, the electrical interface between the front and rear surfaces, a biasing force in the removal direction is not directly receiving said at least one electrical interface. 因此,过度负载被施加到电接口的可能性减小。 Thus, the possibility of an excessive load is applied to the electrical interface is reduced. 而且或可替换地,墨从打印流体供应部泄漏和电接口被墨污染的可能性减小。 Further or alternatively, the printing ink from the fluid supply unit and electrical leakage is to reduce the likelihood of contamination of the ink.

[0010] 通过以下本发明的详细描述和附图,对于本领域技术人员而言,其它目的、特征和优势将是显而易见的。 [0010] accompanying drawings and the following detailed description of the present invention, those skilled in the art, other objects, features and advantages will be apparent.

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[0011] 为了更完整地理解本发明、从而其满足的需求、目标、特征和优势,现在对与附图结合的以下描述进行参考。 [0011] For a more complete understanding of the present invention, such requirements, objectives, features and advantages thereof meet, now in conjunction with the following description with reference to the accompanying drawings.

[0012]图1是根据本发明实施例的包括盒安装部和墨盒的打印机的示意剖面图。 [0012] FIG. 1 is a schematic sectional view of an ink cartridge includes a cartridge mounting portion of a printer and an embodiment of the present invention.

[0013]图2是墨盒的透视图。 [0013] FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the ink cartridge.

[0014]图3是墨盒的分解透视图。 [0014] FIG. 3 is an exploded perspective view of the ink cartridge.

[0015]图4是墨盒的竖向剖面图。 [0015] FIG. 4 is a vertical sectional view of the ink cartridge.

[0016]图5是盒安装部和墨盒的透视图。 [0016] FIG. 5 is a perspective view of the cartridge mounting portion and the ink container.

[0017]图6是盒安装部的竖向剖面图。 [0017] FIG. 6 is a vertical cross-sectional view of the cartridge mounting portion.

[0018]图7是在将墨盒安装到盒安装部期间盒安装部和墨盒的竖向局部剖面图。 [0018] FIG. 7 is a partial vertical sectional view of the ink cartridge is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion during cartridge mounting portion and the ink cartridge in.

[0019]图8是在将墨盒安装到盒安装部期间盒安装部和墨盒的另一竖向局部剖面图,其中墨盒被从图7所示的位置进一步插入。 [0019] FIG 8 is mounted in the ink cartridge to the cartridge mounting portion during cartridge mounting portion and another partial vertical sectional view of the ink cartridge, wherein the ink container is further inserted from the position shown in FIG.

[0020]图9是盒安装部和墨盒的竖向局部剖面图,其中完成将墨盒安装到盒安装部。 [0020] FIG. 9 is a cartridge mounting portion and a vertical partial sectional view of the ink cartridge, wherein the ink cartridge is mounted to complete the cartridge mounting portion.

[0021]图1OA是根据变型实施例的墨盒的侧视图。 [0021] FIG 1OA is a side view of an ink cartridge according to a modified embodiment.

[0022]图1OB是图1OA的墨盒的前视图。 [0022] FIG 1OB is a front view of the container of Figure 1OA.

[0023]图1lA是根据另一变型实施例的墨盒的侧视图。 [0023] FIG. 1lA is a side view of an embodiment of an ink cartridge according to another variant.

[0024]图1IB是图1IA的墨盒的前视图。 [0024] FIG 1IB is a front view of the cartridge of FIG 1IA.

具体实施方式 Detailed ways

[0025] 通过参考图1-11B可以理解本发明的实施例、其特征和优势,在各图中相同附图标记用于表示对应部分。 [0025] Embodiments of the invention will be understood by reference to FIGS. 1-11B, features and advantages thereof, in the drawings, the same reference numerals are used to designate corresponding parts.

[0026][打印机 IO] [0026] [Printer the IO]

[0027] 参考图1,例如打印机10的打印设备是被构造成通过在打印纸张上选择性地喷射墨滴而在打印纸张上打印图像的喷墨打印机。 [0027] Referring to FIG 1, for example, printer 10 is a printing apparatus configured to selectively eject ink droplets through the print paper and the ink jet printer to print an image on a printing sheet. 打印机10包括供墨装置100。 The printer 10 comprises an ink supply device 100. 供墨装置100包括盒安装部110。 The ink supply device 100 includes a cartridge mounting portion 110. 盒安装部110被构造成允许例如墨盒30的打印流体盒被安装于其中。 The cartridge mounting portion 110 is configured to allow printing fluid cartridge, for example, the ink cartridge 30 is mounted therein. 盒安装部110具有开口112,墨安装部110的内部经由该开口112暴露于盒安装部110的外部。 The cartridge mounting portion 110 has an opening 112, the ink inside the mounting portion 110 through the opening 112 exposed to the outside of the cartridge mounting portion 110. 墨盒30被构造成经由开口112被插入盒安装部110中,使得墨盒30被安装到盒安装部110。 The ink cartridge 30 via the opening 112 is configured to be inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110, so that the ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110. 墨盒30被构造成经由开口112从盒安装部110拆除。 The ink cartridge 30 is configured to be removed from the cartridge mounting portion 110 via opening 112.

[0028] 墨盒30被构造成存储由打印机10使用的墨。 [0028] The ink cartridge 30 is configured to store ink used by the printer 10. 打印机10包括打印头21和墨管20。 The printer 10 includes a print head 21 and the ink tube 20. 当墨盒30被安装到盒安装部110时,墨盒30和打印头21经由墨管20流体连接。 When the ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110, the ink cartridge 30 and the print head 21 via the ink tube 20 the fluid. 打印头21包括副容器28。 Printhead 21 comprises a sub tank 28. 副容器28被构造成临时存储从墨盒30经由墨管20供应的墨。 The sub-tank 28 is configured to temporarily store ink supplied from the ink cartridge 20 via the ink tubes 30 from. 打印头21包括喷嘴29,且被构造成通过喷嘴29选择性地喷射从副容器28供应的墨。 Print head 21 includes a nozzle 29, and is configured by the nozzle 29 selectively eject ink supplied from the sub tank 28.

[0029] 打印机10包括馈纸盘15、馈纸辊23、输送辊对25、压盘26、排出辊对22和排出盘16。 [0029] The printer 10 includes a feed tray 15, a paper feed roller 23, transport roller pair 25, a platen 26, a discharge roller pair 22 and the discharge tray 16. 输送路径24被形成为从馈纸盘15经由输送辊对25、压盘26和排出辊对22直到排出盘16。 Conveying path 24 is formed from the paper feed tray 15 via the conveying roller pair 25, the platen 26 and the discharge roller pair 22 until the discharge tray 16. 馈纸辊23被构造成将打印纸张从馈纸盘15馈送到输送路径24。 The paper feed roller 23 is configured to print paper is fed from the feed tray 15 to the conveying path 24. 输送辊对25被构造成将从馈纸盘15馈送的打印纸张输送到压盘26上。 Printing sheet conveying roller pair 25 is configured to be fed from the feed tray 15 is conveyed to the platen 26. 打印头21被构造成将墨选择性地喷射到在压盘26上经过的打印纸张上。 The print head 21 is configured to selectively eject ink onto the printing sheet on the platen 26 passes. 因此,图像被打印在打印纸张上。 Thus, an image is printed on a printing sheet. 已在压盘26上经过的打印纸张被排出辊对22排出到设置在输送路径24的最下游处的纸张排出盘16。 Has elapsed in the printing sheet on the platen 26 is discharged to the discharge roller pair 22 is disposed downstream of the sheet conveying path 24 at the uppermost discharge tray 16.

[0030][墨盒 30] [0030] [cartridge 30]

[0031] 参考图2至图5,墨盒30被构造成:在墨盒30在如图2所示的直立位置中的同时,墨盒30在插入/拆除方向50上插入盒安装部110中和从盒安装部110拆除,在该直立位置,墨盒30的顶表面面向上且墨盒30的底表面面向下。 [0031] Referring to FIG. 2 to FIG. 5, the ink cartridge 30 is configured to: while the ink cartridge 30 in an upright position as shown in FIG. 2, the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110 is inserted in the cartridge 50 and / removal direction removal of the mounting portion 110, in the upright position, the top surface of the cartridge and the cartridge 30 facing the bottom surface of the lower face 30. 插入/拆除方向50在水平方向上延伸。 The insertion / removal direction 50 extends in the horizontal direction. 当墨盒30被安装到盒安装部110、在安装位置中时,墨盒30在直立位置中。 When the ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110, when in the mounted position, the ink cartridge 30 in an upright position. 墨盒30被构造成在插入方向56上插入盒安装部110中且在拆除方向55上从盒安装部110拆除。 The ink cartridge 30 is configured to be inserted in the insertion direction 56 and the cartridge mounting portion 110 is removed from the cartridge mounting portion 110 in the removal direction 55. 插入/拆除方向50是插入方向56和拆除方向55的组合。 The insertion / removal direction 50 is a direction of insertion and removal direction 56 of the 55 combinations. 插入方向56在水平方向上延伸,且拆除方向55在水平方向上延伸。 56 in the insertion direction extending in the horizontal direction and the removal direction 55 extends in the horizontal direction. 当墨盒30在直立位置中时,高度方向(上下方向)52与重力方向(竖直方向)对应。 When the ink cartridge 30 is in the upright position, the height direction (vertical direction) 52 corresponds to the direction of gravity (vertical direction). 在另一实施例中,插入/拆除方向50可不严格地在水平方向上延伸,而是可以在与水平方向和重力方向(竖直方向)交叉的方向上延伸。 In another embodiment, the insertion / removal direction 50 may not be exactly in the horizontal direction, but may extend in a direction to the horizontal direction and the gravity direction (vertical direction) crossing.

[0032] 墨盒30具有大致平行六面体形状且包括主体31和托架90。 [0032] The cartridge 30 has a generally parallelepiped shape and comprises a body 31 and a bracket 90. 主体31和托架90形成墨盒30的外观。 31 and the bracket body 90 forming the external appearance of the ink cartridge 30. 墨盒30是被构造成在其中存储墨的容器。 The ink cartridge 30 is configured to store ink container therein. 墨盒30包括墨室36,该墨室是形成在墨盒30内部的空间。 Cartridge 30 comprises an ink chamber 36, the ink chamber is formed in the space 30 inside the cartridge. 更具体地,主体31包括形成于其中的墨室36,例如主体31包括内框架35,墨室36被形成在内框架35中。 More specifically, body 31 comprises an ink chamber formed therein 36, 31 for example includes an inner frame body 35, the ink chamber 36 is formed in the inner frame 35. 墨盒30具有在宽度方向(左右方向)51上的宽度、在高度方向(上下方向)52上的高度和在深度方向(前后方向)53上的深度。 The ink cartridge 30 has a width direction (lateral direction) of the width 51, in the height direction (vertical direction) on the height and depth of 52 to 53 in the depth direction (front-rear direction). 宽度方向(左右方向)51、高度方向(上下方向)52和深度方向(前后方向)53彼此垂直。 A width direction (lateral direction) 51, a height direction (vertical direction) 52 and the depth direction (front-rear direction) 53 perpendicular to each other. 墨盒30的宽度小于墨盒30的高度和深度。 The width of the ink cartridge 30 is less than the height and depth of the ink cartridge 30. 当墨盒30在安装位置(直立位置)中时,宽度方向(左右方向)51与水平面平行,深度方向(前后方向)53也与水平面平行,高度方向(上下方向)52与重力方向(竖直方向)平行。 When the ink cartridge 30 in the installation position (an upright position), the width direction (lateral direction) parallel to the horizontal plane 51, the depth direction (front-rear direction) parallel to the horizontal plane 53, the height direction (vertical direction) 52 and the direction of gravity (vertical direction )parallel. 当墨盒30被插入盒安装部110和从盒安装部110拆除时,深度方向(前后方向)53与插入/拆除方向50平行,宽度方向(左右方向)51和高度方向(上下方向)52与插入/拆除方向50垂直。 When the ink cartridge 30 is 110 and the cartridge mounting portion 110 removed from, the depth direction (front-rear direction) 53 52 and the insertion of the insertion / removal direction 50 parallel to the width direction (lateral direction) 51 and the height direction (vertical direction) is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion / removal direction 50 perpendicular. 高度方向(上下方向)52与向上方向和向下方向平行且是向上方向和向下方向的组合。 The height direction (vertical direction) 52 is parallel to the upward direction and downward direction and is a combination of an upward direction and a downward direction.

[0033] 墨盒30包括前壁40和就插入方向56而言与前壁40相反的后壁42。 [0033] The ink cartridge 30 comprises a front wall 40 and with respect to the insertion direction 56 opposite to the front wall 40 of the rear wall 42. 当墨盒30被插入盒安装部110中时,前壁40位于墨盒30的就插入方向56而言的前侧。 When the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110, the front wall 40 is located on the insertion direction of the ink cartridge 30 in terms of the front side 56. 更具体地,当墨盒30被插入盒安装部110中时,前壁40面向插入方向56,换言之,前壁40朝向插入方向56取向。 More specifically, when the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110, the front wall 40 facing the insertion direction 56, in other words, the front wall 40 oriented towards the insertion direction 56. 当墨盒30被插入盒安装部110中时,后壁42位于墨盒30的就插入方向56而言的后侧。 When the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110, a rear wall 42 located at the rear side of the ink cartridge is inserted in the direction 56 in terms of 30. 更具体地,当墨盒30被插入盒安装部110中时,后壁42面向拆除方向55,换言之,后壁42朝向拆除方向55取向。 More specifically, when the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110, a rear wall 42 facing the removal direction 55, in other words, the rear wall 42 toward the removal of 55 alignment direction. 前壁40和后壁42在深度方向(前后方向)53上对准。 The front wall 40 and rear wall 42 in the depth direction 53 is aligned (longitudinal direction). 当墨盒30被插入盒安装部110中时,前壁40和后壁42在插入/拆除方向50上对准。 When the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110, the front wall 40 and rear wall 42 in the insertion / removal direction 50 is aligned. 墨盒30包括每个在插入/拆除方向50上延伸且与前壁40和后壁42连接的侧壁37、38。 Each ink cartridge 30 comprises in the insertion / removal direction 50 and extending in the front and side walls 37, 38, 40 connected to the rear wall 42. 侧壁37和38在宽度方向(左右方向)51上对准。 37 and 38 are aligned on the side walls 51 in the width direction (lateral direction). 墨盒30包括与前壁40、后壁42和侧壁37、38的上端连接的顶壁39。 The ink cartridge 30 comprises a front wall and a top wall 40, the upper end of the rear wall 42 and side walls 37 and 38 connected to 39. 墨盒30包括与前壁40、后壁42和侧壁37、38的下端连接的底壁41。 The ink cartridge 30 includes a bottom wall 41 and front wall 40, rear wall 42 and side walls 37, 38 the lower end of the connection. 顶壁39和底壁41在高度方向(上下方向)52上对准。 A top wall 39 and bottom wall 41 are aligned in the height direction (vertical direction) 52. 前壁40的外表面是墨盒30的前表面,后壁42的外表面是墨盒30的后表面。 The outer surface of the front wall 40 of the ink cartridge 30 is a front surface, an outer surface of the rear wall 42 is a rear surface of the cartridge 30. 因此,当墨盒30在直立位置中被插入盒安装部110中时,墨盒30的前表面朝向插入方向56取向,并且当墨盒30在直立位置中被插入盒安装部110中时,墨盒30的后表面朝向拆除方向55取向。 Thus, when the ink cartridge 30 is inserted onto the cassette mounting portion 110, the front surface of the cartridge 30 in the insertion direction in the upright position 56 orientation, and when the ink cartridge 30 is inserted in the upright position in the cartridge mounting portion 110, the ink cartridge 30 surface 55 oriented toward the removal direction. 顶壁39的外表面是墨盒30的顶表面,底壁31的外表面是墨盒30的底表面。 The outer surface of the top wall 39 is a top surface of the cartridge 30, the outer surface of the bottom wall 31 is a bottom surface of the cartridge 30. 因此,当墨盒30在直立位置中被插入盒安装部110中时,墨盒30的顶表面在向上方向上取向,并且当墨盒30在直立位置中被安装到盒安装部110时,墨盒30的底表面在向下的方向上取向。 Thus, when the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110, the top surface of the cartridge 30 is oriented in an upward direction in the upright position, and when the ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110 in the upright position, the bottom of the ink cartridge 30 surface oriented in a downward direction. 顶表面与前表面和后表面的上端连接,底表面与前表面和后表面的下端连接。 An upper end connected to the top surface of the front surface and the rear surface, the front surface and the bottom surface of the lower end surface of the rear connector. 同样地,侧壁37、38的外表面是墨盒30的侧表面。 Similarly, the outer surface of the sidewall 37, 38 is a side surface of the cartridge 30.

[0034] 在该实施例中,托架90包括前壁40、侧壁37的一部分、侧壁38的一部分和底壁41的一部分,并且主体31包括后壁42、侧壁37的其它部分、侧壁38的其它部分、顶壁39的其它部分和底壁41的其它部分。 [0034] In this embodiment, the bracket 90 includes a front wall 40, sidewall portion 37, a portion of the side wall portion 38 and the bottom wall 41, and the body 31 comprises a rear wall 42, side walls 37 of the other portions, other portions of the side walls 38, a top wall portion and other portions of the other wall 41 of the bottom 39. 因此,托架90包括墨盒30的前表面、墨盒30的顶表面的一部分、墨盒30的底表面的一部分和墨盒30的侧表面的部分,并且主体31包括墨盒30的后表面、墨盒30的顶表面的其它部分、墨盒30有底表面的其它部分和墨盒30的侧表面的其它部分。 Thus, the bracket 90 comprises a portion of the front surface of the cartridge 30, a portion of the top surface of the ink cartridge 30, a portion of the bottom surface of the ink cartridge 30 and the side surface of the cartridge 30 and the body 31 includes a rear surface of the cartridge 30, the top 30 of the cartridge other surfaces of the other portions, other portions of a bottom surface 30 and side surfaces of the ink cartridge 30 of the ink cartridge.

[0035][主体 31] [0035] [31 body]

[0036] 参考图2至图4,主体31在主体31的就高度方向(上下方向)52而言的中部处包括检测部33。 [0036] Referring to FIG. 2 to FIG. 4, on the body 31 in the height direction (vertical direction) in terms of the middle of the detector 33 includes a body 52 31. 检测部33位于主体31的前壁40侧。 The front wall 33 of the body detecting section 40 of the side 31. 更具体地,检测部33位于主体31的前表面处,当墨盒30被插入盒安装部110中时,主体31的前表面面向插入方向56,换言之,朝向插入方向56取向。 More specifically, the detection unit 33 is positioned at the front surface 31 of the main body when the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110, the front surface of the body 31 faces the insertion direction 56, in other words, the alignment direction 56 toward the insertion. 托架90包括第一突出部85,该第一突出部包括检测部,例如肋88。 A first bracket 90 includes a projecting portion 85, the detecting portion includes a first projecting portion, such as ribs 88. 第一突出部85包括就插入方向56而言的前端。 The first projecting portion 85 includes a distal end 56 is inserted in the direction concerned. 肋88包括就插入方向56而言的前端。 88 comprises a rib 56 on the front end in terms of the direction of insertion. 托架90包括第二突出部86。 A second bracket 90 includes a protruding portion 86. 第二突出部86包括就插入方向56而言的前端。 The second protruding portion 86 includes a distal end 56 is inserted in the direction concerned. 托架90包括另一检测部89。 Bracket 90 further includes a detecting section 89. 检测部33定位成就插入方向56而言比第一突出部85的前端、肋88的前端、第二突出部86的前端和检测部89向后。 Achievement detection unit 33 is positioned in terms of the insertion direction 56 than the front end of the first projecting portion 85, the front end of the rib 88, the front end 86 and the second projecting portion detection portion 89 rearwardly. 检测部33具有开口朝向墨室36的箱形,使得检测部36的内部与墨室36流体连通。 Detecting section 33 has an opening toward the ink chamber 36 of the box, so that the detection unit 36 ​​communicates with the interior of the ink chamber 36 fluid. 检测部33包括由例如透明或半透明的透光树脂制成的一对壁,该对壁允许例如可见光或红外光的光在与插入/拆除方向50垂直的方向上行进以通过该对壁。 Detecting section 33 comprises, for example, a pair of walls made of a transparent or translucent light-transmitting resin, for example, the pair of wall allows light in the visible or infrared light on the insertion / removal direction 50 perpendicular to the direction of travel through the wall. 在该实施例中,与插入/拆除方向50垂直的方向是宽度方向(左右方向)51。 In this embodiment, the insertion / removal direction 50 is a direction perpendicular to the width direction (lateral direction) 51. 检测部33经由开口95暴露到墨盒30的外部,该开口95形成为在托架90的前壁40侧处贯穿托架90。 Detecting unit 33 via the opening 95 is exposed to the outside of the ink cartridge 30, the opening 95 is formed to penetrate the front wall 40 of the side bracket 90 of the bracket 90. 当墨盒30被安装到盒安装部110时,光学传感器114 (见图6)在与插入/拆除方向50垂直的方向上发射光。 When the ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110, the optical sensor 114 (see FIG. 6) emit light in the insertion / removal direction 50 perpendicular to direction. 检测部33可允许从光学传感器114发射且经由开口95到达检测部33的光通过检测部33。 Detecting section 33 may allow emitted from the optical sensor 114 via the opening 95 and reaches the light detector unit 33, the detection unit 33.

[0037] 检测部33的该对壁在宽度方向(左右方向)51上对准,且在检测部33的该对壁之间形成空间。 [0037] The detecting portion of the wall 33 and the detecting portion 33 is formed between wall 51 in the width direction (lateral direction) aligned space. 墨室36中存储的墨能够到达该空间。 The ink stored in the ink chamber 36 to reach the space. 参考图4,主体31包括设置在墨室36中的传感器臂60。 Referring to Figure 4, comprises a body 31 disposed in the ink chamber 36 of the sensor arm 60. 传感器臂60包括主要在深度方向(前后方向)53上延伸的臂本体61、位于臂本体61的一端处的指示器62和位于臂本体61的另一端处的浮子63。 The sensor arm 60 comprises a main float in the depth direction (front-rear direction) of the arm body 61 extending over 53, located at one end of the arm body 61 and the indicator 62 is positioned at the other end 63 of the arm body 61. 指示器62位于检测部33的该对壁之间形成的空间中。 The indicator 62 is located in the space between the pair of walls formed in the detection portion 33. 主体31包括在宽度方向(左右方向)51上延伸的支撑轴64,且传感器臂60由支撑轴64支撑,使得传感器臂60能够绕支撑轴64枢转。 It comprises a body 31 in the width direction (lateral direction) of the support shaft 64 extending in the 51, and the sensor arm 60 supported by the support shaft 64, such that the sensor arm 60 can pivot about the support shaft 64. 传感器臂60被构造成基于墨室36中存储的墨的量枢转,因此指示器62被构造成基于墨室36中存储的墨的量枢转。 The sensor arm 60 is configured to pivot the amount of ink based on the ink storage chamber 36, and thus the amount of indicator 62 is configured to pivot based on the ink stored in the ink chamber 36. 传感器臂60被构造成在上位置和下位置之间移动。 The sensor arm 60 is configured to move between upper and lower positions. 当传感器臂60处于上位置时,指示器62位于检测部33的就重力方向(竖直方向)而言的上侧。 When the sensor arm 60 is in the position indicator 62 on the upper side in terms of the gravity direction (vertical direction) of the detection unit 33. 当传感器臂60处于下位置时,指示器62位于检测部33的就重力方向而言的下侧。 When the sensor arm 60 is in position, the indicator 62 is positioned on the lower side in terms of the gravitational direction detecting section 33. 图4描绘了当墨室36具有存储于其中的预定量或更多的墨时位于下位置的传感器臂60。 4 depicts the sensor arm 60 when the ink chamber 36 having stored therein a predetermined amount or more of ink is located in the position.

[0038] 当墨盒30被安装到盒安装部110时,检测部33位于光学传感器114的光发射器和光接收器之间,该光发射器和光接收器在与插入/拆除方向50垂直的水平方向(宽度方向或左右方向51)上对准,并且检测部33被构造成使其状态在第一状态和第二状态之间改变。 [0038] When the ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110 is located between the optical sensor including a light emitter and a light receiver detecting unit 33114, and the light emitter and the light receiver in the insertion / removal direction perpendicular 50 in the horizontal direction on the alignment (the width direction or lateral direction 51), and the detection unit 33 is configured to change its state between a first state and a second state. 当检测部33处于第一状态时,检测部33允许从光学传感器114的光发射器发射且在与插入/拆除方向50垂直的方向(宽度方向或左右方向51)上行进的光通过该检测部33。 When the detection unit 33 in the first state, the detection unit 33 allows the light emitted from the optical sensor and emitter 114 in the insertion / removal direction 50 perpendicular to the direction (width direction or left-right direction 51) travels through the light detecting portion 33. 当检测部33处于第二状态时,检测部33衰减光。 When the detection unit 33 in the second state, the attenuation of light detecting section 33. 更具体地,当检测部33处于第一状态且光到达检测部33的在与插入/拆除方向50垂直的方向(宽度方向或左右方向51)上的一侧时,预定量或更多的光从检测部33的在与插入/拆除方向50垂直的方向(宽度方向或左右方向51)上的另一侧出来且到达光学传感器114的光接收器。 More specifically, when the detection unit 33 in the first state and the light 50 arrives at the orthogonal direction (width direction or left-right direction 51) on one side of the insertion / removal direction, a predetermined amount or more of the light detecting portion 33 from the detecting unit and reaching the light receiver of the optical sensor 114 in the insertion / removal direction 50 perpendicular to the direction (width direction or left-right direction 51) out of the other side 33. 当检测部33处于第二状态且光到达检测部33的在与插入/拆除方向50垂直的方向(宽度方向或左右方向51)上的一侧时,从检测部33的另一侧出来且到达光学传感器114的光接收器的光的量少于预定量,例如零。 When the detection unit 33 in the second state and the light reaches the detector unit 50 at the perpendicular direction (width direction or left-right direction 51) on one side of the insertion / removal direction, from the other side of the detection portion 33 and reaching 33 light optical receiver of the optical sensor 114 is less than a predetermined amount, such as zero. 当传感器臂60处于上位置时,检测部33处于第一状态以允许光通过该检测部33。 When the sensor arm 60 is in position, the detection unit 33 in the first state to allow light by the detecting section 33. 当传感器臂60处于下位置时,检测部33处于第二状态以衰减光。 When the sensor arm 60 is in position, the detection unit 33 to attenuate light in the second state. 通过指示器62完全防止光在与插入/拆除方向50垂直的方向(宽度方向或左右方向51)上通过、通过指示器62吸收一定量的光、通过指示器62偏转光、通过指示器62全反射光等引起光衰减。 Completely prevented by the indicator light 62 to the insertion / removal direction 50 perpendicular to the direction (width direction or left-right direction 51) through the upper, 62 absorb a certain amount of light through the indicator through the indicator light 62 deflected by full indicator 62 light attenuation caused by the reflected light. 如此,到达光学传感器114的光接收器的光的量(强度)取决于检测部33的状态。 Thus, the amount of light reaching the optical sensor 114 optical receiver (intensity) depending on the state of the detecting section 33. 通过用光学传感器114检测检测部33的状态,确定墨室36是否具有存储于其中的预定量或更多的墨。 By using the optical sensor 114 detects the state detecting section 33 determines whether ink chamber 36 having stored therein a predetermined amount or more of ink.

[0039] 在另一实施例中,墨盒30可不包括传感器臂60,因此指示器62可不位于检测部33中。 [0039] In another embodiment, the ink cartridge 30 may include a sensor arm 60, and therefore the indicator 62 may not be located at the detection unit 33. 在这种情况下,当检测部33中存储墨时,检测部33可衰减光。 In this case, when the detection unit 33 stores the ink, the detection unit 33 may attenuate light. 当检测部33中不存储墨时,检测部33可允许光通过该检测部33。 When the detection unit 33 does not store ink, the detection unit 33 may allow the light detection unit 33. 更具体地,当检测部33中不存储墨且光到达检测部33的与插入/拆除方向50垂直的方向(宽度方向或左右方向51)的一侧时,预定量或更多的光可从检测部33的在与插入/拆除方向50垂直的方向(宽度方向或左右方向51)上的另一侧出来且到达光学传感器114的光接收器。 More specifically, when the detection unit 33 is not stored in the ink and the light reaches the insertion / removal direction 50 perpendicular to the direction (width direction or left-right direction 51) of the side of the detecting portion 33, a predetermined amount or more from the light insertion detecting unit / removal direction 50 perpendicular to the direction (width direction or left-right direction 51) out on the other side and reaches the light receiver 114 of the optical sensor 33. 当检测部33中存储墨且光到达检测部33的在与插入/拆除方向50 (宽度方向或左右方向51)上的一侧时,从检测部33的另一侧出来且到达光学传感器114的光接收器的光量小于预定量,例如零。 When the detection unit stores the ink and the light reaches the detecting section (direction 51 in the width direction or left and right) side and 50 on the insertion / removal direction 33 of 33, from the other side of the detection portion 33 and reaches the optical sensor 114 the amount of light received is less than a predetermined amount, such as zero. 可通过墨吸收一些光量而引起光衰减。 It may cause some of the light is attenuated by the ink absorption amount of light. 在又一实施例中,检测部33可包括在其中形成空间的柔性膜。 In yet another embodiment, the detection unit 33 may comprise a flexible film-forming space therein. 当墨被存储在由柔性膜形成的空间中时,柔性膜膨胀。 When the ink is stored in the space formed by the flexible membrane, the flexible membrane expansion. 墨盒30可包括与柔性膜接触的可枢转杆,通过完全防止光在与插入/拆除方向50垂直的方向(宽度方向或左右方向51)上穿过杆、通过吸收一些光量、通过使光偏转、通过全反射光等,杆可衰减光。 Cartridge 30 may comprise a pivotable lever contact with the flexible membrane, by completely prevented by absorbing some of the light amount by the light deflecting the light passing through the rod in the insertion / removal direction perpendicular to the 50 direction (width direction or left-right direction 51), , by total reflection light or the like, light can be attenuated rod. 当墨移动离开由柔性膜形成的空间且柔性膜收缩时,与柔性膜接触的杆可移动到杆不再衰减光的位置。 When the ink is moved away from the space formed by shrinkage of the flexible film and the flexible film, the flexible film in contact with the lever of the lever may be moved to a position no longer attenuation of light. 在再一实施例中,检测部33包括棱柱状结构。 In a further embodiment, the detection unit 33 comprises a prismatic structure. 在这种情况下,当墨接触棱柱状结构时,棱柱状结构可反射光,使得光不到达光学传感器114的光接收器。 In this case, when the ink contacts the prism-like structure, a prismatic structure reflected light, so that the light does not reach the light receiver of the optical sensor 114. 当墨不接触棱柱状结构时,棱柱状结构可反射光,使得光到达光学传感器114的光接收器。 When the ink is not in contact with a prismatic structure, a prismatic structure reflected light, such that light reaches the light receiver of the optical sensor 114.

[0040] 主体31在主体31的前壁40侧、在检测部33上方具有空气连通开口32。 [0040] The body 31 of the front wall 40 side of the main body 31, above the detection unit 33 has an air communication opening 32. 更具体地,空气连通开口32位于主体31的面向插入方向56的前表面处。 More specifically, the air communication opening 32 is inserted into the main body 31 facing the direction of the front surface 56. 空气连通开口32被形成为在深度方向(前后方向)53上贯穿限定墨室36的壁。 An air communication opening 32 is formed through the wall 36 defining the ink chamber 53 in the depth direction (front-rear direction). 形成在墨室36中的空气层和墨室36外部的大气可以经由空气连通开口32流体连通。 The air layer 36 outside the ink chamber and the atmosphere is formed in the ink chamber 36 may be in fluid communication with opening 32 via the air communication. 空气连通开口32位于托架90的部分和主体31的后壁42之间。 An air communication opening 32 is located between the rear wall 42 of the bracket 90 and the body portion 31. 托架90具有形成为在深度方向(前后方向)53上贯穿第一突出部85的壁的圆形开口96,从墨盒30的外部在拆除方向55上经由开口96可进入空气连通开口32。 Bracket 90 having a circular opening formed through the wall of the first projecting portion 85 of the upper 53 in the depth direction (front-rear direction) 96, from the outside of the ink cartridge 30 via the opening 96 into the air communication opening 32 in the removal direction 55.

[0041] 主体31包括被构造成选择性地打开和关闭空气连通开口32的空气连通阀73。 [0041] comprises a main body 31 configured to selectively open and close the air communication opening 32 of the air communication valve 73. 当空气连通开口32被打开时,维持为负压的墨室36中的压力变成与大气压力相等。 When the air communication opening 32 is opened, the negative pressure is maintained in the range 36 of the ink chamber pressure becomes equal to the atmospheric pressure. 在另一实施例中,空气连通开口32可以不位于主体31的前壁40侧处,而是可以位于任何位置,只要墨室36的内部和外部可以流体连通。 In another embodiment, the air communication opening 32 may not be located at the side of the front wall 40 of the body 31, but may be located anywhere, as long as the interior and exterior of the ink chamber 36 may be in fluid communication. 在又一实施例中,墨盒30可被构造成在墨室36维持负压的状态下用于打印机10中。 In yet another embodiment, the ink cartridge 30 may be configured for the printer 10 is maintained at a negative pressure state of the ink chamber 36. 在这种情况下,墨盒30可不具有空气连通开口32。 In this case, the ink cartridge 30 may not have an air communicating opening 32.

[0042] 主体31包括打印流体供应部,例如主体31的前壁40侧处、位于检测部33下方的供墨部34。 [0042] The main body 31 includes a printing fluid supply portion, e.g. the front wall 40 side of the main body 31, 33 positioned below the ink supply portion of the detecting section 34. 更具体地,供墨部34位于主体31的面向插入方向56的前表面处。 More specifically, the ink supply portion 34 is inserted into the main body 31 at the front surface facing a direction 56. 供墨部34位于主体31的前表面的下部,即主体的前表面的底壁41侧。 34 for the front surface of the lower portion of the main body portion 31 of the ink, i.e., the front surface of the bottom wall 41 of the body side. 托架90具有形成为在深度方向(前后方向)53上贯穿前壁40的圆形开口97。 Bracket 90 having a circular opening 97 is formed to penetrate the front wall 40 in the depth direction (front-rear direction) 53. 供墨部34具有圆柱形状且在插入/拆除方向50上延伸穿过前壁40的开口97。 Ink supply portion 34 has a cylindrical shape and the insertion / 50 extends through the opening 97 of the front wall 40 in the removal direction. 因此,供墨部34位于前壁40处。 Thus, the ink supply portion 34 positioned at the front wall 40. 供墨部34具有形成在供墨部34的末端处的供墨开口71。 An ink supply portion 34 has formed at the end of the ink supply of the ink supply portion 34 of the opening 71.

[0043] 供墨部34具有形成于其中的墨路径72。 [0043] The ink supply portion 34 having an ink path 72 formed therein. 墨路径72从供墨开口71在深度方向(前后方向)53上延伸直到墨室36。 An ink path 72 an opening 71 extending in the depth direction 53 (front-rear direction) until the ink in the chamber 36 from the ink supply. 主体31包括被构造成选择性地打开和关闭供墨开口71的供墨阀70。 31 includes a body configured to selectively open and close the toner supply opening 71 of the ink supply valve 70. 当墨盒30被安装到盒安装部110时,设置在盒安装部110中的墨管122被经由供墨开口71插入且推压供墨阀70,使得供墨开口71被打开。 When the ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110, the ink tube is provided in the cartridge mounting portion 110 via the opening 122 is inserted into the ink supply 71 and ink supply valve 70 is pressed so that the toner supply opening 71 is opened. 当这种情况发生时,墨流出墨室36以经由墨路径72在插入方向56上进入墨管122。 When this happens, ink flows to the ink chamber 36 via an ink path 72 in the direction of insertion 56 into the ink tube 122.

[0044] 在另一实施例中,墨盒30可不包括供墨阀70。 [0044] In another embodiment, the ink cartridge 30 may not include the ink supply valve 70. 在这种情况下,供墨开口71可以被膜覆盖或封闭。 In this case, the ink supply opening 71 may be closed or covered by the film. 当墨盒30被安装到盒安装部110时,墨管122可穿破膜,使得供墨开口71被打开。 When the ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110, the ink film can be worn tube 122, so that the toner supply opening 71 is opened.

[0045] 参考图3和图4,主体31在主体31的底壁41侧且前壁40侧包括接合钩43。 [0045] Referring to Figures 3 and 4, the main body 31 in the bottom wall 31 of the body 41 and includes a front wall 40 side engaging hook 43. 接合钩43从主体31的前表面的下部向深度方向(前后方向)53的前方延伸。 Engaging hook 43 extending forward from a lower portion of the front surface of the main body 31 in the depth direction (front-rear direction) 53. 接合钩43的前端包括在宽度方向(左右方向)51上的相反方向上向外延伸的两个突出部。 Engaging the front end of hook 43 includes two protruding portions extending outwardly in the width direction 51 opposite direction on the (left-right direction). 接合钩43具有形成于其中的切口。 Engaging hook 43 having a notch formed therein at. 切口位于接合钩43的就宽度方向(左右方向)51而言的中部且在深度方向(前后方向)53上延伸。 Incision in the widthwise direction on the engaging hook 43 (the left-right direction) 51 in terms of the middle and extending in the depth direction (front-rear direction) 53. 由于该切口,接合钩43被构造成弹性地变形,使得其在宽度方向(左右方向)51上的尺寸减小。 Due to the cut, the engagement hook 43 is configured to elastically deform such that the width direction (lateral direction) dimension 51 decreases. 接合钩43的前端的突出部别位于形成为贯穿托架90的伸长开口91、92中,且分别与限定伸长开口91、92的壁的内表面接触。 Projecting distal end portion of the engaging hooks 43 are respectively located on the bracket 90 is formed through the elongated openings 91, 92, and 91, 92 respectively, the inner surface of the wall defining an elongated opening in contact with.

[0046] 主体31包括位于墨盒30的顶壁39侧的接合部45。 [0046] The cartridge 39 includes a body 31 side of the top wall 30 of the joint 45. 更具体地,接合部45位于顶壁39的就深度方向(前后方向)53而言的中部处。 More specifically, in the middle of the joint portion 45 to 53 in terms of the depth direction of the top wall 39 (front-rear direction). 接合部45从顶部39向上延伸且离开墨室36,且包括在宽度方向(左右方向)51和高度方向(上下方向)52上延伸的接合表面46。 Engaging portion 45 extends upwardly and away from the top 39 of the ink chamber 36, and comprising from the width direction (lateral direction) 51 and the height direction (vertical direction) extending engagement surface 46 on 52. 当墨盒30被插入盒安装部110中时,接合表面46面对就插入方向56而言的后方,换言之,面向拆除方向55。 When the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110, the engagement surface 46 facing to the rear in terms of the insertion direction 56, in other words, for the removal direction 55. 在另一实施例中,接合表面46可不从顶壁39竖直地延伸,而是可以相对于高度方向(上下方向)52倾斜,并且当墨盒30被插入盒安装部110中时,接合表面46可以面向就插入方向56而言的后方,换言之,面向拆除方向55。 In another embodiment, the engagement surface 46 may not extend vertically from the top wall 39, 52 but may be inclined with respect to the height direction (vertical direction), and when the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110, the engaging surface 46 may face is inserted rearward direction 56 terms, in other words, for the removal direction 55. 当墨盒30被安装到盒安装部110时,接合表面46与盒安装部110的接合构件145接触,且接收外力。 When the ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110, engages the engagement member 46 into contact with the cartridge mounting portion 145 of the surface 110, and receives an external force. 更具体地,当墨盒30被安装到盒安装部110且保留于盒安装部110中时,墨盒30被在拆除方向55上推压,且因此接合表面46在拆除方向55上推压接合构件145。 More specifically, when the ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110 and is retained in the cartridge mounting portion 110, the ink cartridge 30 is pushed in the removal direction 55, and thus engaging surface 46 presses the engaging member 145 in the removal direction 55 . 结果,接合表面46从接合构件145接收在插入方向56上的反作用力。 As a result, the engagement surface 46 from the engaging member 145 receives a reaction force in the insertion direction 56.

[0047] 主体31包括位于主体31的就高度方向(上下方向)52而言的上侧且在主体31的后壁42侧处的枢转构件80 ο更具体地,枢转构件80位于顶壁39的后部。 The top wall 80 [0047] comprises a main body 31 to the height direction (vertical direction) on the side of the main body 31 in terms of the 52 and 80 o More specifically, the pivot member in the pivot member 42 at the side of the rear wall 31 of the body rear 39. 枢转构件80具有弯曲的平坦板状,且其较长尺寸在与深度方向(前后方向)53大致平行的方向上延伸。 The pivot member 80 has a curved flat plate shape, and its longer dimension extending in a direction 53 substantially parallel to the depth direction (front-rear direction). 枢转构件80在其弯曲点处包括轴83。 Pivoting member 80 at its bending point comprises a shaft 83. 弯曲点位于枢转构件80的就深度方向(前后方向)53而言的中部。 In the middle of the bending point 53 in terms of the pivoting member 80 to the depth direction (front-rear direction). 轴83在宽度方向(左右方向)51上延伸。 Shaft 83 extending in the width direction (lateral direction) 51. 在朝向后壁42与接合表面46分离的位置处,轴83由主体31的其它部分支撑,使得枢转构件80能够绕轴83枢转。 Towards a position separated from the engagement surface 46 of the rear wall 42, shaft 83 is supported by other portions of the body 31, such that the pivot member 80 can pivot about the shaft 83. 枢转构件80包括前端部81和后端部82 ο前端部81从轴83朝向接合表面46延伸。 Pivoting member 80 includes a front portion 81 and rear portion 82 ο distal portion 81 extending from the shaft 83 toward the surface 46 engages. 后端部82从轴83朝向后壁42延伸。 A rear wall 42 extends from the rear end portion 82 toward the axis 83.

[0048]当没有外力施加到枢转构件80时,由于其自重,枢转构件80被定位,使得前端部81位于离顶壁39最远的位置,S卩,前端部81处于相对于顶壁39的最高位置,S卩,后端部82比前端部81重。 [0048] When no external force is applied to the pivot member 80, due to its own weight, pivoting member 80 is positioned such that the distal end portion 81 located at a position farthest from the top wall 39, S Jie, in the distal portion 81 relative to the top wall the highest position 39, S Jie, the rear end portion 82 than the front end portion 81 weight. 当枢转构件80处于该位置时,前端部81可向外延伸超出主体31的其它部分的上端。 When the pivot member 80 is in this position, the front end of the upper end portion 81 may extend outwardly beyond the other portions of the body 31. 在另一实施例中,前端部81可不向外延伸超出主体31的其它部分的上部,且与主体31的其它部分的上端相比位于更内部,即位于主体31的其它部分的上端的下方。 Embodiment, the distal portion 81 may extend outwardly beyond other portions of the upper body 31, and the other with the upper end portion of the body 31 is positioned more inside as compared to, i.e. is located below the upper end of the other portions of the body 31 in another embodiment. 当前端部81被向下推压时,枢转构件80抵抗其自重在图4中的顺时针方向上枢转。 When the front end portion 81 is pressed downward, the pivot member 80 against its own weight in the clockwise direction in FIG. 4 pivot. 当枢转构件80沿顺时针方向枢转到尽可能的程度时,前端部81位于接合表面46的上端的下方。 When the pivot member 80 is pivoted clockwise to the extent possible, the distal end portion 81 is positioned below the upper end surface 46 of the engagement. 在另一实施例中,枢转构件80可与主体31的其它部分一体地形成。 In another embodiment, the pivot member 80 may be formed with other portions of the body 31 integrally. 在又一实施例中,枢转构件80可被弹簧在顺时针方向上偏压。 In yet another embodiment, the pivot member 80 may be spring biased in the clockwise direction. 在这种情况下,当后端部82被向下推压时,枢转构件80抵抗弹簧的偏压力而沿逆时针方向枢转。 In this case, when the rear end 82 is pushed down portion, the pivoting member 80 against the biasing force of the spring is pivoted counterclockwise.

[0049] 如上面提到的,主体31包括侧壁37、38的一部分。 [0049] As mentioned above, the body 31 includes a sidewall portion 37, 38. 侧壁37、38的该部分的每一个从后壁42延伸直到主体31的就深度方向(前后方向)53而言的中部。 Each of the sidewall portions 37, 38 extending through the central body 31 in terms of 53 on the depth direction (front-rear direction) from the rear wall 42. 侧壁37、38的该部分的每一个包括平板部和在平板部的就深度方向(前后方向)53而言的前部处的锥形部。 Each includes a flat plate portion of the side wall portions 37, 38 and on the depth direction (front-rear direction) at the front portion of the tapered portion 53 in terms of the flat plate portion. 更具体地,平板部的每一个包括在深度方向(前后方向)53和高度方向(上下方向)52上延伸的平面外表面以及在深度方向(前后方向)53和高度方向(上下方向)52上延伸的平面内表面。 More specifically, each plate portion includes a well 52 in the depth direction (front-rear direction) 53 and the height direction (vertical direction) in the depth direction (front-rear direction) 53 and a planar outer surface extending 52 in the height direction (vertical direction) surface extending in a plane. 锥形部包括在深度方向(前后方向)53和高度方向(上下方向)52上延伸的平面外表面以及在倾斜于深度方向(前后方向)53的方向上延伸且在高度方向(上下方向)52上延伸的倾斜内表面47或48 ο侧壁37的该部分包括倾斜内表面47,侧壁38的部分包括倾斜内表面48。 Comprises a tapered portion in the depth direction (front-rear direction) 53 and a planar outer surface 52 extending in the height direction (vertical direction) and extends in a direction oblique to the depth direction (front-rear direction) 53 and the height direction (vertical direction) 52 o the side wall 47 or 48 of the inner inclined surface portion 37 includes a portion extending inclined inner surface 47, side wall 38 includes an inclined inner surface 48. 当在墨盒30被组装之前托架90不附接到主体31时,内框架35的限定墨室36的前部不被侧壁37、38的该部分覆盖,而是露出。 When the carriage 30 before being assembled cartridge 90 is not attached to the body 31, the front portion of the inner frame 36 defines the ink chamber 35 are not covering the portion of the side walls 37, 38, and are exposed.

[0050][托架 90] [0050] [bracket 90]

[0051] 托架90被附接到主体31。 [0051] The bracket 90 is attached to the body 31. 托架90覆盖主体31的前部,该前部从内倾斜表面47、48周围延伸到主体31的面向插入方向56的前表面。 90 covers the front portion of the bracket body 31 from the inner surface of the front inclined portion 47 and 48 extends around the body 31 for insertion into the direction of the front surface 56. 更具体地,托架90覆盖主体31的前表面、主体31的前部的侧壁37侧、主体31的前部的侧壁38侧、主体31的前部的顶壁39侧和主体31的前部的底壁41侧。 More specifically, the bracket 90 covers the front surface of the main body 31, the front side wall 31 of the main body portion 37 side, the front side wall portion 38 side of the main body 31, a top wall front portion 39 of the body 31 and the body 31 of the side the front portion of the bottom wall 41 side. 换言之,托架90覆盖主体31的前表面、主体31的前部的顶表面、底表面和侧表面。 In other words, the carrier 90 covers the front surface of the body 31, the top surface of the front portion of the main body 31, a bottom and side surfaces.

[0052] 如上所述,托架90包括侧壁37、38的一部分。 [0052] As described above, the carriage 90 comprises a sidewall portion 37, 38. 侧壁37、38的该部分分别具有形成为贯穿其的伸长开口91、92。 The sidewall portions 37, 38 are formed to have an elongated opening 91 and 92 therethrough. 伸长开口91、92分别位于侧壁37、38的该部分的底壁41侧。 91 and 92 are positioned elongated opening 41 side of the bottom wall portion of the side walls 37, 38. 换言之,伸长开口91、92位于侧壁37、38的该部分的下部。 In other words, the elongated openings 91 and 92 located in the lower portion of the side walls 37, 38. 伸长开口91、92的每一个在高度方向(上下方向)52上具有较长尺寸。 An elongated opening 91, 92 each having a long dimension 52 in the height direction (vertical direction). 接合钩43的前端的突出部别位于伸长开口91、92中,且分别与壁的限定伸长开口91、92的内表面接触。 Projecting distal end portion of the engaging hooks 43 are respectively positioned in the elongated opening 91 and 92, respectively, and a wall defining an elongated opening 91, 92 in contact with the inner surface. 如果试图通过在深度方向(前后方向)53上拉动托架90而将托架90从主体31拆除,则接合钩43的前端的突出部钩到壁的限定伸长开口91、92的内表面上,使得托架90不能被从主体31拆除。 If the attempt in the depth direction (front-rear direction) on the pulling carriage 90 and 53 defining the front end of the bracket 90 projecting from the main body portion 31 removed, the engaging hook 43 is hooked onto the inner surface of the wall of the elongated openings 91 and 92 through the upper such that the carriage 90 can not be removed from the body 31. 接合钩43的前端的突出部的每一个在高度方向(上下方向)52上的尺寸小于伸长开口91、92的每一个在高度方向(上下方向)52上的尺寸。 Each dimension of each of the 52 in the height direction (vertical direction) of the distal end portion of the projecting engagement hook 43 in the height direction (vertical direction) dimension of the elongated opening 91, 92 is less than 52. 侧壁37、38的该部分分别在其后壁42侧包括端部93、94。 The sidewall portions 37, 38 respectively, rear wall 42 includes an end portion 93 and 94 side. 端部93、94在高度方向(上下方向)52上延伸且分别被主体31的侧壁37、38的该部分的锥形部覆盖。 93, 94, 52 extends in the height direction (vertical direction), and the end portions are tapered portion of the main body portion 31 of the side walls 37, 38 of the cover. 端部93、94分别面向倾斜部的倾斜内表面47、48,即端部93、94在宽度方向(左右方向)51上与倾斜内表面47、48重叠。 End portions 93 and 94 are respectively facing the inner angled surface portion 47, 48, 93, 94, i.e., the inclined surface 51 and the inner end portion in the width direction (lateral direction) 47, 48 overlap. 托架90被构造成相对于主体31在高度方向(上下方向)52在一范围内移动,该范围由伸长开口91、92在高度方向(上下方向)52上的、允许接合钩43的前端的突出部在伸长开口91、92内在高度方向(上下方向)52内滑动的尺寸限定。 Bracket 90 is configured to move relative to the body 3152 within a range in the height direction (vertical direction), the elongated openings 91 and 92 which range in height direction (vertical direction) 52, allowing the engagement of the front end of the hook 43 an elongated inner portion 91 and 92 projecting in the height direction (vertical direction) of the slide 52 defining the opening in size. 换言之,接合钩43的前端的突出部的每一个和伸长开口91、92的对应一个的端部之间在高度方向(上下方向)52上存在空间,使得托架90能够在主体31上在高度方向(上下方向)52上滑动。 In other words, the engagement between a corresponding one end of each elongated opening 91, 92 and a projecting portion of the front end of the hook 43 in the height direction (vertical direction) there is a space 52, so that the bracket 90 on the body height can be 31 direction (vertical direction) on the slide 52. 当托架90相对于主体31移动时,托架90的端部93、94分别在倾斜内表面47、48上滑动。 When the carriage 90 moves relative to the body 31, the end brackets 90 respectively 93, 94 slide on the inclined inner surfaces 47, 48. 换言之,当托架90相对于主体31移动时,倾斜内表面47、48起引导件的作用。 In other words, when the carriage 90 moves relative to the body 31, 47 and 48 play the role of the inclined inner surface of the guide member. 在通常状态下,托架90被主体31的前部的上表面从下方支撑。 In a normal state, the bracket 90 by the upper surface of the front portion of the supporting body 31 from below.

[0053] 托架90具有形成为在宽度方向(左右方向)51上贯穿托架90的开口95。 [0053] The bracket 90 is formed having 51 to penetrate in the width direction (lateral direction) the opening 95 of the bracket 90. 开口95位于托架90的前壁40侧,处于托架90的就高度方向(上下方向)52而言的中部。 Opening 95 in the anterior wall 90 of the bracket 40 side, it is in the height direction of the carriage 90 (the vertical direction) in terms of the center 52. 在该实施例中,开口95具有矩形形状,但是,根据变型实施例,开口95可以具有任何其它适当形状。 In this embodiment, opening 95 has a rectangular shape, however, according to a variant embodiment, the openings 95 may have any other suitable shape. 开口95具有与主体31的检测部33对应的尺寸和大小,且处于与检测部33对应的位置,使得检测部33在宽度方向(左右方向)51上经由开口95暴露到墨盒30的外部。 And opening 95 having a size corresponding to the size of the detection portion 33 of the body 31, and in a position corresponding to a detection unit 33, so that the detection unit 33 in the width direction (lateral direction) 51 exposed to the outside through the opening 95 of the ink cartridge 30. 托架90的限定开口95的部分包括检测部89和支撑部79,该检测部89在高度方向(上下方向)52上延伸,该支撑部79从检测部89的下端在深度方向(前后方向)53上朝向主体31延伸且被构造成从下方支撑检测部33。 Portion defining an opening 95 of the bracket 90 includes a detecting portion 89 and the support portion 79, the detecting portion 89 extending in the height direction (vertical direction) 52, 79 from the lower end detecting section 89 in the depth direction (front-rear direction) in the support portion 31 extends toward the main body 53 and is configured to support from below the detection unit 33. 当托架90被主体31的前部的上表面从下方支撑时,在检测部33和支撑部79之间存在空间。 When the carriage 90 is supported by the upper surface of the front portion of the main body 31 from below, there is a space between the detection unit 33 and the support portion 79. 当托架90相对于主体31在向上方向上移动时,支撑部79与检测部33的下端接触。 When the carriage 90 moves relative to the body 31 in the upward direction, the support portion 79 in contact with the lower end 33 of the detection unit. 托架90相对于主体31在高度方向(上下方向)52移动的范围能够通过伸长开口91、92在高度方向(上下方向)52上、允许接合钩43的前端的突出部在伸长开口91、92内在高度方向(上下方向)52上滑动的尺寸限定,或能够通过当托架90被主体31的前部的上表面从下方支撑时在检测部33和支撑部79之间形成的空间限定。 The bracket 90 relative to the body 31 in the height direction (vertical direction) can be moved through a range of 52 elongated openings 91 and 92 in the height direction (vertical direction) 52, allowing the distal end portion of the engaging projection 43 of the hook 91 in the elongated opening , 92 internal height direction (vertical direction) on the slide 52 defined size, or it can be from a space between the bottom of the support 33 and the support portion detection portion 79 formed on the front surface of the main body portion 31 when the carriage 90 is defined by .

[0054] 托架90具有形成为在深度方向(前后方向)53上贯穿第一突出部85的壁的开口96。 [0054] a first bracket 90 having a wall 85 projecting through the upper portion 53 in the depth direction (front-rear direction) of the opening 96 is formed. 在该实施例中,开口96具有圆形形状,但是,根据变型实施例,开口也可以是任何其它形状。 In this embodiment, opening 96 has a circular shape, however, according to a variant embodiment, the opening may be any other shape. 开口96具有与主体31的空气连通开口32对应的尺寸和大小,且处于与空气连通开口32对应的位置,使得从墨盒30的外部在拆除方向55上经由开口96可进入空气连通开口32。 Body 96 has an opening 31 communicating with the air openings 32 corresponding to the size and dimensions, and in a position corresponding to the air communication opening 32, so that from the outside of the ink cartridge 30 in the removal direction 55 to enter the air communicating opening 32 via the opening 96.

[0055] 托架90具有形成为在深度方向(前后方向)53上贯穿前壁40的开口97,开口97位于前壁40的就高度方向52而言的下部。 [0055] The bracket 90 has a lower portion formed to penetrate the front wall 52 in terms of 53 in the depth direction (front-rear direction) 40 of opening 97, the opening 97 is located on the front wall 40 in the height direction. 在该实施例中,开口97具有圆形形状,但是,根据变型实施例,也可以是任何其它形状。 In this embodiment, the opening 97 has a circular shape, however, according to a variant embodiment, but may be any other shape. 开口97具有与主体31的供墨部34对应的尺寸和大小,且处于与供墨部34对应的位置,使得供墨部34在深度方向(前后方向)53上延伸穿过开口37。 97 has openings 34 corresponding to the size and dimension of the body 31 of the ink supply portion, and in a position corresponding to the ink supply portion 34, such that the ink supply portion 34 in the depth direction (front-rear direction) 53 extends through the opening 37.

[0056] 托架90在前壁40处包括第一突出部85和第二突出部86。 [0056] The bracket 90 includes a front wall 40 at a first projecting portion 85 and the second projecting portion 86. 第一突出部85从前壁40的上端在离开后壁42的插入方向56上延伸。 The first protruding portion 85 extending from the upper end of the front wall 40 in the insertion direction 56 away from the rear wall 42. 第一突出部85在宽度方向(左右方向)51上的宽度与前壁40在宽度方向(左右方向)51上的宽度相同。 40 the same as the first protrusion 85 in the width direction (lateral direction) and the width of the front wall 51 in the width direction (lateral direction) 51 width. 在另一实施例中,第一突出部85的宽度可以小于前壁40的宽度。 In another embodiment, the width of the first projecting portion 85 may be smaller than the width of the front wall 40. 第一突出部85的前端定位成在离开后壁42的插入方向56上比形成在供墨部34的末端处的供墨开口71向前。 Positioning the first distal end portion 85 projecting into the insertion direction away from the rear wall 42 is formed in the ink supply 56 than the tip of the ink supply portion 34 of the opening 71 forwardly. 第一突出部85具有凹部,例如形成在第一突出部85的就宽度方向(左右方向)51而言的中部的沟槽87。 The first projecting portion 85 has a recess portion, for example, formed in a first portion 85 protruding on the middle of the groove 51 in terms of the widthwise direction (lateral direction) 87. 沟槽87在深度方向(前后方向)53上延伸。 53 groove 87 extends in the depth direction (front-rear direction). 沟槽87在插入方向56上向前敞开且在高度方向(上下方向)52上向上敞开。 Groove 87 is open in the insertion direction 56 forward and 52 open upwards in the height direction (vertical direction). 沟槽87的就宽度方向(左右方向)51而言的两侧由第一突出部85的一对表面限定和封闭,且沟槽87的底部由第一突出部85的表面限定且封闭。 Both sides with respect to the groove 51 in the width direction 87 (left-right direction), and the bottom of the trench 87 is defined and closed by a first surface of the projecting portion 85 by the first pair of surfaces defining a projecting portion 85 and the closure. 沟槽87的沿高度方向(上下方向)52和宽度方向(左右方向)51截取的剖面是矩形的。 The groove 87 in the height direction (vertical direction) 52 and the width direction (lateral direction) 51 is rectangular in cross section taken in.

[0057] 第一突出部85包括设置在沟槽87的就宽度方向(左右方向)51而言的中部的肋88。 [0057] 85 includes a first projecting portion disposed on the trench 87 in the width direction (lateral direction) in terms of the center rib 5188. 肋88在深度方向(前后方向)53和高度方向(上下方向)52上延伸。 88 ribs 53 and 52 extending in the height direction (vertical direction) in the depth direction (front-rear direction). 肋88从第一突出部85的限定沟槽87的底部的表面在向上方向上延伸。 Rib extending from the surface of the bottom 88 of the projection 85 defines a first groove 87 in the upward direction. 肋88位于墨盒30的顶壁39侧处。 Rib 88 is located at the side of the top wall 39 of the cartridge 30. 肋88在顶壁39和前壁40之间的边界处从墨盒30的前壁40在深度方向53或插入方向56上延伸。 Ribs 8840 extending at the boundary between the wall 39 and the front wall 40 from the front wall 30 of the cartridge 53 in the depth direction or the insertion direction 56. 肋88的就宽度方向(左右方向)51而言的侧表面的每一个在深度方向(前后方向)53和高度方向(上下方向)52上延伸,与第一突出部85的限定沟槽87的就宽度方向(左右方向)51而言的两侧的一对表面平行。 Each rib 88 extends to the width direction (lateral direction) of the side surface 51 in terms of the depth direction (front-rear direction) 53 and the height direction (vertical direction) 52, a first projecting portion defining a groove 85 and 87 to the width direction (lateral direction) a pair of parallel sides of the surface in terms of 51. 第一突出部85的限定沟槽87的就宽度方向(左右方向)51而言的两侧的表面分别与肋88的在宽度方向(左右方向)51上的侧表面对置。 The first portion defines a groove 85 on the protrusion 87 in the width direction (lateral direction) in terms of both surfaces of the ribs 88 and 51, respectively, in the width direction (lateral direction) on the opposite side surfaces 51. 肋88被构造成衰减在与插入/拆除方向50垂直的方向上行进的光,例如可见光或红外光。 Rib 88 is configured to attenuate light traveling in the insertion / removal direction 50 perpendicular to direction, such as visible or infrared light. 在该实施例中,与插入/拆除方向50垂直的方向是宽度方向(左右方向)51。 In this embodiment, the insertion / removal direction 50 is a direction perpendicular to the width direction (lateral direction) 51. 更具体地,当墨盒30被安装到盒安装部110时,肋88位于光学传感器116的光发射器和光接收器之间,该光发射器和光接收器在与插入/拆除方向50垂直的水平方向(宽度方向或左右方向)上对准。 More specifically, when the ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110, the ribs 88 positioned between the light emitter and the light receiver of the optical sensor 116, the light emitter and the light receiver and the insertion / removal direction perpendicular 50 in the horizontal direction aligning the (width direction or left-right direction). 肋88被构造成衰减从光学传感器116的光发射器发射且在与插入/拆除方向50垂直的方向(宽度方向或左右方向51)上行进的光。 Rib 88 is configured to attenuate light emitted from the optical sensor 116 and the light emitter is traveling on the insertion / removal direction 50 perpendicular to the direction (width direction or left-right direction 51). 当光到达肋88的在与插入/拆除方向50垂直的方向上(宽度方向或左右方向51)的一侧时,从肋88的另一侧出来且到达光学传感器116的光接收器的光的量少于预定量,例如零。 When one side of the ribs 88 in the direction (width direction or left-right direction 51) to the insertion / removal direction perpendicular to the direction of the light 50 reaches out from the other side of the rib 88 and reaches the light receiver of the optical sensor 116 less than a predetermined amount, such as zero. 换言之,肋88被构造成将光的量或强度衰减到足以被光学传感器116检测到的程度。 In other words, the rib 88 is configured to amount or intensity of light is attenuated to a degree sufficient to be detected by the optical sensor 116. 通过肋88完全防止光在与插入/拆除方向50垂直的方向(宽度方向或左右方向51)上穿过、通过肋88吸收一些光量、通过肋88偏转光、通过肋88全反射光等,引起光的衰减。 Light in the perpendicular to the insertion / removal direction 50 direction (width direction or left-right direction 51) through the completely prevented by the ribs 88, the ribs 88 by absorbing some of the light amount, the light deflected by the rib 88, the rib 88 is totally reflected light or the like, caused by light attenuation. 如此,肋88能够被光学传感器116检测到。 Thus, the ribs 88 can be detected by the optical sensor 116. 从一种类型的墨盒30到另一种类型的墨盒30,肋88从前壁40直到肋88的前端在离开后壁42的插入方向56上的尺寸改变。 From one type to another type of the ink cartridge 30 of cartridge 30, the rib 88 until the front from the front wall 40 away from rib 88 of size change in the direction of insertion 56 of the rear wall 42. 不同类型的墨盒30可包括不同颜色的墨、例如染料或颜料的不同成分的墨、存储在墨室36中不同初始量的墨等。 Different types of ink cartridges 30 may include a different color, such as ink in the ink chamber 36 different initial amounts of the different components of a dye or pigment ink storage.

[0058] 在另一实施例中,第一突出部85可具有形成于其中的凹部87。 [0058] In another embodiment, the first projecting portion 85 may have a recess 87 formed therein. 凹部87可在插入方向56上向前敞开,在高度方向(上下方向)52上向上敞开,且在第一突出部85的宽度方向(左右方向)51上的一侧或两侧上敞开。 Recess 87 may be inserted in the forward direction 56 is open, 52 open upwards in the height direction (vertical direction) and the width direction (lateral direction) of the first protruding portion 85 on one or both sides of the opening 51.

[0059] 第二突出部86从前壁40的下端在离开后壁42的插入方向56上延伸。 [0059] The second projecting portion 86 from the lower end of the front wall 40 in the insertion direction away from the rear wall 42 of the extension 56. 第二突出部86位于供墨部34的下方。 The second projecting portion 86 is positioned below the ink supply portion 34. 第二突出部86在宽度方向(左右方向)51上的宽度与前壁40在宽度方向(左右方向)51上的宽度相同。 The second projection 8640 of the same width in the width direction (lateral direction) and the width of the front wall 51 in the width direction (lateral direction) 51. 在另一实施例中,第二突出部86的宽度可以小于前壁40的宽度。 In another embodiment, the width of the second projecting portion 86 may be smaller than the width of the front wall 40. 第二突出部86的前端定位成在离开后壁42的插入方向56上比形成在供墨部34的末端处的供墨开口71向前。 Positioning a second distal end portion 86 projecting into the insertion direction away from the rear wall 42 is formed in the ink supply 56 than the tip of the ink supply portion 34 of the opening 71 forwardly. 从一种类型的墨盒30到另一种类型的墨盒30,第二突出部86的从前壁40直到第二突出部86的前端在离开后壁42的插入方向56上的尺寸改变。 From one type to another type of the ink cartridge 30 of cartridge 30, a second projecting portion projecting from the front wall 40 until the second distal end portion 86 away from the dimensional change in the insertion direction of the rear wall 42 56 86. 不同类型的墨盒30可包括不同颜色的墨、例如染料和颜料的不同成分的墨、存储在墨室36中的不同初始量的墨等。 Different types of ink cartridges 30 may include different colors, different initial amounts of ink, for example, different components of the ink dyes and pigments, is stored in the ink chamber 36, and the like. 在该实施例中,第二突出部86由光学传感器117间接地检测(见图1)。 In this embodiment, the second projecting portion 86 is indirectly detected by the optical sensor 117 (see FIG. 1). 在另一实施例中,第二突出部86可由光学传感器117直接地检测。 In another embodiment, the second projecting portion 86 of the optical sensor 117 may be directly detected.

[0060] 托架90在前壁40处或邻近前壁40、就高度方向(上下方向)52而言在第一突出部85和第二突出部86之间包括检测部89。 [0060] In the bracket 90 adjacent the front wall 40 or front wall 40, to the height direction (vertical direction) in terms of 52 between the first 85 and second projecting portion 86 includes a projecting portion detection portion 89. 检测部89定位成在离开后壁42的插入方向56上比检测部33向前。 Detecting section 89 is positioned 33 forward in the insertion direction away from the rear wall 42 than the detecting section 56. 检测部33和检测部89在插入方向56上对准。 Detecting section 33 and the detection unit 89 is aligned in the insertion direction 56. 检测部89在宽度方向(左右方向)51上的宽度与检测部33在宽度方向(左右方向)51上的宽度相同,但是,根据变型实施例,也可以是其它较大或较小的宽度。 The same detector unit 89 in the width direction (lateral direction) and the width of the detecting section 5133 in the width direction (lateral direction) of the width 51, but, according to a variant embodiment, and may be other larger or smaller width. 检测部89被构造成衰减在与插入/拆除方向50垂直的方向(宽度方向或左右方向51)上行进的例如可见光或红外光的光通过该检测部。 Detecting section 89 is configured to attenuate light by the detecting unit, for example, visible or infrared light traveling on the insertion / removal direction 50 perpendicular to the direction (width direction or left-right direction 51). 更具体地,在将墨盒30安装到盒安装部110期间,检测部89通过光学传感器114的光发射器和光接收器之间。 More specifically, during ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110, the detection unit 89 passes between the light emitter and the light receiver of the optical sensor 114. 当这种情况发生时,检测部89衰减从光学传感器114的光发射器发射且在与插入/拆除方向50垂直的方向(宽度方向或左右方向51)上行进的光。 When this occurs, the detection unit 89 attenuation emitted from the optical sensor 114 and the light emitter on the light traveling in the insertion / removal direction 50 perpendicular to the direction (width direction or left-right direction 51). 当光到达检测部89的在与插入/拆除方向50垂直的方向(宽度方向或左右方向51)上的一侧时,从检测部89的另一侧出来且到达光学传感器114的光接收器的光的量少于预定量,例如零。 When the light reaches the detector unit 50 at the perpendicular direction (width direction or left-right direction 51) on one side of the insertion / removal direction, from the other side of the detection portion 89 and reaches the light receiver 114 of the optical sensor 89 is light is less than a predetermined amount, such as zero. 换言之,检测部89被构造成将光的量或强度衰减到足以被光学传感器114检测到的程度。 In other words, the detection unit 89 is configured to amount or intensity of light is attenuated to a degree sufficient to be detected by the optical sensor 114. 通过检测部89完全防止光在与插入/拆除方向50垂直的方向(宽度方向或左右方向51)上通过该检测部89、通过检测部89吸收一些量的光、通过检测部89偏转光、通过检测部89完全反射光等引起光的衰减。 By detecting unit completely prevented 89 through which the light detecting portion 89 absorbs some of the amount of 89 on a vertical insertion / removal direction 50 direction (width direction or left-right direction 51), by detecting a portion of the light 89 deflected light detection unit, by 89 is totally reflected light or the like due to attenuation of light detecting section. 如此,能够通过光学传感器114检测到检测部89。 Thus, through the optical sensor 114 detects the detection portion 89.

[0061] 在深度方向(前后方向)53上在检测部89和检测部33之间存在间隙。 [0061] 53 there is a gap between the detecting portion 89 and the detection unit 33 in the depth direction (front-rear direction). 在将墨盒30安装到盒安装部110期间,从光学传感器114的光发射器发射且在与插入/拆除方向50垂直的方向(宽度方向或左右方向51)上行进的光通过该间隙且到达光学传感器114的光接收器。 In the ink cartridge 30 during installation of the cartridge mounting portion 110, emitted from the optical sensor light emitter 114 and and reaches the insertion / removal direction perpendicular to the 50 direction (width direction or left-right direction 51) of the light traveling through the gap of the optical optical receiver sensor 114. 从该间隙出来且到达光学传感器114的光接收器的光的量大于或等于预定量。 From out of the gap and reach the light receiving optical light sensor 114 is equal to or greater than a predetermined amount. 从一种类型的墨盒30到另一种类型的墨盒30,检测部89在深度方向(前后方向)53上的尺寸改变。 From one type to another type of the ink cartridge 30 of cartridge 30, the detection unit 89 changes in size of 53 in the depth direction (front-rear direction). 不同类型的墨盒30可包括不同颜色的墨、例如染料和颜料的不同成分的墨、存储在墨室36中的不同初始量的墨等。 Different types of ink cartridges 30 may include different colors, different initial amounts of ink, for example, different components of the ink dyes and pigments, is stored in the ink chamber 36, and the like.

[0062] 第一突出部85的前端、第二突出部86的前端和检测部89定位成就插入方向56而言比检测部33向前。 [0062] The first projecting portion 85 of the distal tip portion and the detecting portion 86 of the second protrusion 89 is positioned in the insertion direction 56 in terms of achievement ratio detection unit 33 forward. 换言之,检测部33定位成就插入方向56而言比第一突出部85的前端、第二突出部86的前端和检测部89向后。 In other words, the detection unit 33 is positioned in terms of achievement insertion direction 56 than the front end of the first projecting portion 85, 86 and the front end portion of the second detecting portion 89 projecting rearwardly. 检测部33和供墨开口71的每一个就高度方向52而言位于第一突出部85和第二突出部86之间。 Detecting section 33 and each of the toner supply opening 71 to 52 in terms of the height direction is located between the first projecting portion 85 and the second projecting portion 86.

[0063] 墨盒30包括在顶壁39处的引导部65。 [0063] The cartridge 30 includes a guide portion 65 of the top wall 39. 引导部65是从顶壁39向上延伸且在深度方向(前后方向)53上延伸的一对肋。 The guide portion 65 extends upwardly from the top wall 39 and the depth direction (front-rear direction) on the pair of ribs 53 extend. 引导部65在托架90和主体31上延伸。 The guide portion 65 extends in the body 31 and the bracket 90. 引导部65在肋的宽度方向(左右方向)上的外表面之间的宽度小于墨盒30在主体31的侧壁37、38的外表面之间的宽度和托架90在宽度方向(左右方向)上的宽度。 The width of the guide portion 65 between the outer surface of the rib in the width direction (lateral direction) is smaller than the width of the ink cartridge 30 in the main body and the cradle between the outer surface of the sidewall 37, 38 31 90 (lateral direction) in the width direction width on. 引导部65在肋的宽度方向(左右方向)的内表面之间的内间隙大于接合构件145在宽度方向(左右方向)上的宽度。 The gap between the inner surface of the guide portion 65 in the rib width direction (lateral direction) is greater than the joint width (lateral direction) member 145 in the width direction. 引导部65包括在插入方向56上的前端。 The guide portion 65 includes a front end in the insertion direction 56. 引导部65位于第一突出部85的沟槽87和后壁42之间。 42 the guide portion 65 is located between the first projecting portion 87 and the rear wall 85 of the groove. 更具体地,引导部65位于沟槽87的就插入方向56而言的后方。 More specifically, the guide portion 65 is located behind the groove on the insertion direction 56 87 terms.

[0064] 墨盒30在底壁41处包括引导部66。 [0064] The cartridge 30 includes a guide portion 66 at the bottom wall 41. 引导部66是从底壁41向下延伸且在深度方向(前后方向)53上延伸的突出部。 The guide portion 66 extending downwardly from the bottom wall 41 and the depth direction (front-rear direction) on the projection 53 extends. 引导部66在托架90和主体31上延伸。 The guide portion 66 extends in the body 31 and the bracket 90. 引导部66在引导部66的宽度方向(左右方向)上的外表面之间的宽度小于墨盒30在主体31的侧壁37、38的外表面之间的宽度和托架90在宽度方向(左右方向)上的宽度。 A width between the outer surface of the guide portion 66 on the guide portion 66 in the width direction (lateral direction) is smaller than the width of the ink cartridge 30 and the bracket 37, 38 between the outer surface of the sidewall 90 of the main body 31 in the width direction (left and right direction) of width. 当墨盒30被插入盒安装部110中且从盒安装部110拆除时,引导部65、66被插入盒安装部110的引导沟槽109中。 When the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110 and the cartridge 110 is removed from mounting portion, the guide portion 65, 66 is inserted into the guide groove 109 of the cartridge mounting portion 110.

[0065] 墨盒30包括设置在托架90处、在引导部65的该对肋之间的IC板74。 [0065] The ink cartridge 30 comprises a bracket provided at 90, IC plate between the pair of the guide portion 65 of the rib 74. IC板74位于第一突出部85的沟槽87和后壁42之间且位于接合部45与前壁40之间。 IC board 74 is positioned between the first projecting portion 85 and the groove 87 between the engaging portion 45 and the rear wall 42 and front wall 40. IC板74位于墨盒30的顶壁39侧、在前壁40和后壁42之间。 IC board 74 is positioned cartridge 39 side of the top wall 30, between the front wall 40 and rear wall 42. IC板74定位成就插入方向56而言比前壁40和沟槽87向后。 Achievement IC board 74 is positioned in terms of the insertion direction 56 than the front wall 40 and the groove 87 rearward. IC板74和供墨开口71就插入方向56而言偏离。 IC 74 and the ink supply plate 71 on the opening 56 in terms of the insertion direction deviates. 更具体地,IC板74定位成就插入方向56而言比供墨开口71向后。 More specifically, IC plate 74 is positioned in the insertion direction 56 in terms of achievement than the toner supply opening 71 rearward.

[0066] 托架90包括其上设置IC板74的平台67。 [0066] The bracket 90 includes a platform 74 on which the IC 67 of the plate. 平台67位于引导部65的该对肋之间。 Between the pair of ribs 67 located on the platform portion 65 of the guide. 当墨盒30在安装位置(直立位置)中时,平台67是在宽度方向(左右方向)51和深度方向(前后方向)53上延伸且在插入/拆除方向50上延伸的平面表面。 53 when the ink cartridge 30 extends in the mounting position (an upright position), the platform 67 is in the width direction (lateral direction) 51 and the depth direction (front-rear direction) and in the insertion / planar surface 50 extending in the removal direction. 平台67在其上延伸的平面、即在深度方向(前后方向)53和宽度方向(左右方向)51上延伸的平面与接合表面46在其上延伸的平面、即在高度方向(上下方向)52和宽度方向(左右方向)51上延伸的平面交叉。 Platform 67 in a plane which extends, i.e. in the depth direction (front-rear direction) 53 and the width direction (lateral direction) extending in a 51 plane engagement surface 46 in a plane which extends, i.e. in the height direction (vertical direction) 52 and the width direction (lateral direction) intersecting plane 51 extends. 在该实施例中,平台在其上延伸的平面与接合表面46在其上延伸的平面垂直。 In this embodiment, the platform on which the engagement surface extending in a plane perpendicular to a plane 46 extending thereon. IC板74包括在宽度方向(左右方向)51和深度方向(前后方向)53上延伸的上表面。 IC plate 74 includes an upper surface 53 extending in the width direction (lateral direction) 51 and the depth direction (front-rear direction). 当墨盒30在安装位置(直立位置)中时,IC板74的上表面水平延伸且面向上。 When the ink cartridge 30, the upper surface of the horizontal plate 74 extend in the IC mounting position (upright position) and the upper face. IC板74的上表面在其上延伸的平面、即在深度方向(前后方向)53和宽度方向(左右方向)51上延伸的平面,与接合表面46在其上延伸的平面、即在高度方向(上下方向)52和宽度方向(左右方向)51上延伸的平面交叉。 Upper surface of the IC plate 74 in a plane which extends, i.e. the plane extending over 51, a plane in the depth direction (front-rear direction) 53 and the width direction (lateral direction) with the engagement surface 46 thereon extends, i.e. in a height direction (vertical direction) 52 and the width direction (lateral direction) intersecting plane 51 extends. 在该实施例中,IC板74的上表面在其上延伸的平面与接合表面46在其上延伸的平面垂直。 In this embodiment, the upper surface of the IC plate 74 on which a plane extending perpendicular to the plane of the engagement surface 46 extending thereon. 因为平台67定位成就插入方向56而言比接合表面46向前,所以IC板74定位成就插入方向56而言比接合表面46向前。 Because the platform 67 is positioned in terms of achievement insertion direction 56 than forward engaging surface 46, the IC plate 74 is positioned in terms of achievement insertion direction 56 than forward engaging surface 46. IC板74就高度方向(上下方向)52而言位于第一突出部85的肋88和沟槽87的上方(较高)。 IC board 74 is located above (higher) the first projecting portion 85 and ribs 88 on the trench 87 in the height direction (vertical direction) in terms of 52. 换言之,IC板74与肋88和沟槽87相比位于更外侧。 In other words, IC plate 74 and the outer side rib 88 and groove 87 located compared. IC板74就高度方向(上下方向)52而言位于接合部45的至少一部分的上方(较高)。 IC 74 on the upper plate in the height direction (vertical direction) 52 a located on at least a portion of the engaging portion 45 (high). 换言之,IC板74与接合部45的至少一部分相比位于更外侧。 In other words, IC 74 and the engaging plate 45 as compared to at least a portion located further outside. 盒安装部110包括在与插入/拆除方向50垂直的方向(宽度方向或左右方向51)上对准的三个触点106。 The cartridge mounting portion 110 includes alignment in the insertion / removal direction 50 perpendicular to the direction (width direction or left-right direction 51) on the three contacts 106. 在将墨盒30安装到盒安装部110期间,IC板74与三个触点(见图6)接触和电连接。 During the ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110, IC plate 74 contacts and is electrically connected to the three contacts (see FIG. 6). 当完成将墨盒30安装到盒安装部110时,IC板74仍与三个触点106接触且电连接。 Upon completion of the ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110, IC plate 74 is still connected to the contact 106 and electrically contacts three.

[0067] 参考图2和图3,IC板74包括IC (未示出)和电接口,例如热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77。1(:是半导体集成电路且存储关于墨盒30的信息的数据,例如墨盒30的批号、墨盒30的制造日期、墨盒30中存储的墨的颜色等。当墨盒30被安装到盒安装部110时,存储在IC中的数据能够由打印机10读出。 [0067] Referring to Figures 2 and 3, including IC 74 (not shown) and electrical interface IC board, such as hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77.1 (: a semiconductor integrated circuit and storing information about the ink cartridge 30 data information, e.g. cartridge lot number 30, the cartridge manufacturing date 30, the color of the ink cartridge stored in 30, etc. when the ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110, the data is stored in the IC can be read by the printer 10 .

[0068] 热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77的每一个与IC电连接。 [0068] The hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 is electrically connected to each of the IC. 热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77的每一个在深度方向(前后方向)53上延伸。 Hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 5377 each extend in the depth direction (front-rear direction). 热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77在宽度方向(左右方向)51上彼此对准且间隔开。 Hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 in the width direction (lateral direction) aligned with and spaced apart from each other 51. 接地电极76位于热电极75和信号电极77之间。 A ground electrode 75 and the hot electrode 76 is located between the signal electrode 77. IC板74具有在宽度方向(左右方向)51上的宽度,第一突出部85的肋88具有在宽度方向(左右方向)51上的宽度,且IC板74的宽度大于肋88的宽度。 IC board 74 has a width 51 (lateral direction) in the width direction, the rib 88 of the first projecting portion 85 has a width 51 (lateral direction) in the width direction, and the width of the rib 88 of plate 74 is greater than the width of the IC. 热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77的每一个具有在宽度方向(左右方向)51上的宽度,且热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77的每一个的宽度大于肋88的宽度。 Hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrodes 77 each having a width direction (lateral direction) width 51, and the hot electrode 75, the width of each ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 of the width of the rib 88 is greater than. IC板74在宽度方向(左右方向)51上的中心和第一突出部85的肋88在宽度方向(左右方向)51上的中心位于一个平面中,该平面与高度方向(上下方向)52和深度方向(前后方向)53平行。 IC board 74 in the width direction (lateral direction) and a central rib portion 85 of the first protrusion 5188 on the width direction (lateral direction) 51 is located on the center of a plane, the plane and the height direction (vertical direction) and 52 the depth direction (front-rear direction) 53 in parallel. 因此,IC板74和肋88与和高度方向(上下方向)52及深度方向(前后方向)53平行的平面交叉。 Thus, the ribs 74 and 88 and the IC board and the height direction (vertical direction) 52 and the depth direction (front-rear direction) parallel to the plane 53 intersecting. 换言之,IC板74和肋88在宽度方向(左右方向)51上不偏离。 In other words, IC plates 74 and 88 without departing from the rib 51 in the width direction (lateral direction). 更具体地,接地电极76在宽度方向(左右方向)51上的中心和肋88的中心位于和高度方向(上下方向)52及深度方向(前后方向)53平行的平面中。 More specifically, the ground electrode 76 in the width direction (lateral direction) in the center of the central rib 51 and 88 is located and the height direction (vertical direction) parallel to the plane 53 and 52 in the depth direction (front-rear direction) of the. 换言之,接地电极 In other words, the ground electrode

76在宽度方向(左右方向)51上的中心和肋88的中心在宽度方向(左右方向)51上不偏离。 The central rib 76 and the center 88 of the 51 in the width direction (lateral direction) without departing from the 51 in the width direction (lateral direction). 因此,接地电极76和肋88与和高度方向(上下方向)52及深度方向(前后方向)53平行的平面交叉。 Accordingly, the ground electrode 76 and the ribs 88 and the height direction (vertical direction) 52 and the depth direction (front-rear direction) parallel to the plane 53 intersecting. 换言之,接地电极76和肋88在宽度方向(左右方向)51上不偏离。 In other words, the ground electrode 76 and the rib 88 without departing from the 51 in the width direction (lateral direction). 热电极75、接地电极76、信号电极77和肋88就与高度方向(上下方向)52和深度方向(前后方向)53平行的平面而言对称地布置。 Hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76, the signal electrode 77 and the ribs 88 are arranged symmetrically with respect to a plane 53 parallel to the height direction (vertical direction) 52 and the depth direction (front-rear direction). 接合表面46、IC板74和沟槽87与和高度方向(上下方向)52及深度方向(前后方向)53平行的平面交叉。 Engaging surface 46, IC 74 and the plate groove 87 and the height direction (vertical direction) 52 and the depth direction (front-rear direction) parallel to the plane 53 intersecting. 换言之,接合表面46、IC板74和沟槽87在宽度方向(左右方向)51上不偏离。 In other words, the engagement surface 46, IC 74 and the plate 87 without departing from the grooves 51 in the width direction (lateral direction). 更具体地。 More specifically. 接合表面46、接地电极76和沟槽87与和高度方向(上下方向)52及深度方向(前后方向)53平行的平面交叉,接合表面46、热电极75和沟槽87与和高度方向(上下方向)52及深度方向(前后方向)53平行的另一平面交叉,接合表面46、热电极75和沟槽87与和高度方向(上下方向)52及深度方向(前后方向)53平行的又一表面交叉。 Engaging surface 46, the ground electrode 76 and the groove 87 and the height direction (vertical direction) 52 and the depth direction (front-rear direction) parallel to the plane 53 intersecting the engaging surface 46, and the hot electrode 75 and the groove 87 and the height direction (up-down another plane 53 parallel to a direction) 52 and the depth direction (front-rear direction) intersecting the engagement surfaces 46, 75 and the hot electrode trench 87 and the height direction (vertical direction) 52 and the depth direction (front-rear direction) parallel to a further 53 cROSS surface. 换言之,热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77的每一个、接合表面46和沟槽87在宽度方向(左右方向)51上不偏离。 In other words, the hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 of each of the engagement surfaces 46 and 87 without departing from the grooves 51 in the width direction (lateral direction). 在将墨盒30安装到盒安装部110期间,热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77分别与三个触点106 (见图6)接触和电连接。 In the mounting portion during installation of the cartridge 110, the hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode contacting the ink cartridge 30 and 77 are electrically connected to the three contacts 106 (see FIG. 6). 当完成将墨盒30安装到盒安装部110时,热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77仍分别与三个触点106接触和电连接。 Upon completion of the ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110, the hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 are still connected to the three contacts 106 and electrical contacts.

[0069] 接合表面46、IC板74和沟槽87在墨盒30的顶壁39侧就高度方向52而言向上暴露到墨盒30的外部。 [0069] The engagement surface 46, IC 74 and a groove 87 on the plate 39 side of the top wall 30 on the cartridge 52 in terms of the height direction upwardly exposed to the outside of the ink cartridge 30. 热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77在IC板74的上表面处向上暴露到墨盒30的外部,使得当墨盒30在安装位置中时,热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77可从上方接入。 Hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 exposed at the upper surface of the IC board 74 upwardly to the outside of the ink cartridge 30, such that when the ink cartridge 30 is in the mounted position, the hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 from top access. 换言之,热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77在与宽度方向(左右方向)51和插入/拆除方向50垂直的向下方向上可以接入。 In other words, the hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 in the width direction (lateral direction) and a downward vertical 50 insertion / removal direction 51 can access. 当墨盒30在安装位置中时可从上方接入接合表面46。 When the ink cartridge 30 is mounted at the position accessible from above the engaging surface 46. 换言之,可在与宽度方向(左右方向)51和插入/拆除方向50垂直的向下方向上接入接合表面46。 In other words, access to the engagement surface 46 in the width direction (lateral direction) perpendicular to a downward direction 51 and 50 of the insertion / removal direction.

[0070]引导部65的该对肋向上且向插入方向56的前方延伸超出IC板74。 [0070] The guide portion 65 and the pair of ribs 56 upwardly in the insertion direction of the front plate 74 extends beyond the IC. 换言之,引导部65的该对肋向外延伸超出IC板74。 In other words, the guide portion of the pair of ribs 65 extending outwardly beyond the IC board 74. 托架90包括将引导部65的该对肋连接的斜坡49。 The guide bracket 90 includes a ramp portion 65 connected to the pair of ribs 49. 斜坡49位于第一突出部85的沟槽87和后壁42之间且在IC板74和前壁40之间。 Ramp 49 is located between the grooves 4285 and the rear wall 87 of the first projecting portion 74 and between the IC board 40 and the front wall. 斜坡49位于第一突出部85的沟槽87和IC板74之间。 Ramp 49 is located between the first projecting portion 74 and the groove 87 of the IC board 85. 斜坡49就插入方向56而言向下倾斜,使得斜坡49的前部与斜坡49的后部相比位置较低。 Ramp 49 is inserted downward in terms of the direction 56, the ramp 49 such that the rear portion of the front portion 49 and a lower position than the ramp. 当墨盒30被插入盒安装部110中和从盒安装部110拆除时,接合构件145在斜坡49上滑动。 When the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110, and when removed from the cartridge mounting portion 110, the engaging member 145 slides on the ramp 49.

[0071] 在接合部45和托架90之间、在接合部45和托架90边界处且在墨盒30的上部形成凹部78。 [0071] 45 and the joint portion between the bracket 90 and the recessed portion 78 is formed in an upper portion 30 of the cartridge 90 in the carriage 45 and the joint boundary. 当主体31和托架90分别相对于盒安装部110定位时,如下所述,在凹部78的两侧,接合部45和托架90之间在高度方向(上下方向)52上没有高度差。 When the main body 31 and the bracket 90 is positioned with respect to the cartridge mounting portion 110, as described below, on sides of the concave portion 78, and the bracket 45 between the joint portion 90 in the height direction (vertical direction) 52 is no height difference. 因此,当墨盒30被插入盒安装部110中和从盒安装部110拆除时,接合构件145不卡在凹部78中。 Thus, when the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110, and when removed from the cartridge mounting portion 110, the engagement member 145 is not stuck in the recessed portion 78.

[0072] 在该实施例中,托架90覆盖主体31的前表面、主体31的前部的侧壁37侧、主体31的前部的侧壁38侧、主体31的前部的顶壁39侧和主体31的前部的底壁41侧。 [0072] In this embodiment, the bracket 90 covers the front surface of the main body 31, the front side wall 31 of the main body portion 37 side, the front side wall portion 38 side of the main body 31, a top wall 39 of the front portion of the main body 31 and a main body side of the bottom wall 41 side of the front portion 31. 然而,托架90可不同地覆盖主体31的前部。 However, the carrier 90 may be a different portion of the front cover body 31. 参考图1OA和图10B,在变型实施例中,托架90可不覆盖主体31的前部的侧壁37侧。 With reference to FIGS. 1OA and FIG. 10B, in a variant embodiment, the bracket 90 may not cover the front portion of the body sidewall 37 of side 31. 参考图1lA和图11B,在另一变型实施例中,托架90可不覆盖主体31的前部的底壁41侧。 Referring to FIG 1lA and 11B, the embodiment in another variant embodiment, the carrier 90 may not cover the body portion 41 of the front side of the bottom wall 31.

[0073][供墨装置100] [0073] [100 ink supply device]

[0074] 参考图1,打印机10包括供墨装置100。 [0074] Referring to FIG 1, the printer 10 comprises an ink supply device 100. 供墨装置100被构造成将墨供应到打印头21。 Ink supply device 100 is configured to supply ink to the print head 21. 供墨装置100包括墨盒30可安装于其上的盒安装部110。 The ink supply device 100 comprises a cartridge 30 may be mounted on the cartridge mounting portion thereon 110. 在图1中,墨盒30被安装到盒安装部110。 In Figure 1, the ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110.

[0075][盒安装部110] [0075] [cartridge mounting portion 110]

[0076] 参考图5和图6,盒安装部110包括壳体101,壳体101具有形成为贯穿壳体101的一个表面的开口112。 [0076] Referring to Figures 5 and 6, the cartridge mounting portion 110 comprises a housing 101, a housing 101 having as one surface of the housing 101 through an opening 112 is formed. 墨盒30被构造成经由开口112插入壳体101中和从壳体101拆除。 The ink cartridge 30 is configured to be inserted through the opening 112 in the housing 101 and removed from the housing 101. 壳体101具有形成在限定壳体101的内部空间的上端的顶表面中的沟槽109,还具有形成在限定壳体1I的内部空间的下端的底表面中的沟槽109 ο沟槽109在插入/拆除方向50上延伸。 A housing having a groove 101 formed in the top surface of the housing defining an interior space 101 in upper end 109, also has a slot formed in the bottom surface of the housing defining an interior space. 1I lower end 109 of groove 109 in o 50 extend over the insertion / removal direction. 在引导部65被插入形成在壳体101的顶表面中的沟槽109中和引导部66被插入形成在壳体101的底表面中的沟槽109中的状态下,墨盒30被在插入/拆除方向50上引导。 Lower groove 109 in the groove 109 is inserted into the guide portion 65 formed in the top surface of the housing 101 and the guide portion 66 is inserted is formed on the bottom surface of the housing 101 in a state, the ink cartridge 30 is inserted / 50 guide removal direction. 壳体101被构造成接收分别存储青色墨、品红色墨、黄色墨和黑色墨的四个墨盒30。 Housing 101 is configured to receive four ink cartridges storing cyan ink, magenta ink, yellow ink and black ink 30, respectively.

[0077] 壳体101包括在竖直方向和插入/拆除方向50上延伸的三个分隔板102。 [0077] The housing 101 includes an extension in the vertical direction and the insertion / removal direction 50 of the three partition plates 102. 三个分隔板102将壳体101的内部空间划分成四个空间。 Three partition plates 102 to the inner space of the housing 101 is divided into four spaces. 四个墨盒30被构造成分别被安装在四个空间中。 Four ink cartridges 30 are configured to be mounted in the four spaces.

[0078] 参考图6,壳体101包括在插入/拆除方向50上与开口112相反的端表面。 [0078] Referring to FIG 6, the housing 101 includes the insertion / removal direction 50 opposite to the opening 112 of the end surface. 盒安装部110包括设置在壳体101的该端表面的下部处的连接部103,处于与安装到壳体101的墨盒30的供墨部34对应的位置。 The cartridge mounting portion 110 includes a connector portion 103 provided at a lower portion of the end surface of the housing 101 in a position corresponding to the ink supply portion 34 is attached to the cartridge housing 101 and 30. 在该实施例中,为可安装到壳体101的四个墨盒30设置四个连接部103。 In this embodiment, the four ink cartridges that can be mounted to the housing 101 of the connector portion 30 is provided four 103.

[0079] 连接部103包括例如墨管122的打印流体供应管以及保持部121。 [0079] The connector portion 103 comprises, for example, printing fluid supply pipe 122 and the holding portion 121 of the ink tubes. 墨管122是由合成树脂制成的圆筒状管。 An ink tube 122 is a cylindrical tube made of synthetic resin. 墨管122在壳体101的外部与墨管20连接。 An ink tube 122 is connected to the outer housing 101 of the ink tube 20. 与墨管122连接的墨管20延伸到打印头21以将墨供应到打印头21。 Ink tube 122 is connected to the ink tube 20 extends to the print head 21 to supply ink to the print head 21. 在图5和图6中,墨管20未示出。 In FIGS. 5 and 6, the ink tube 20 is not shown.

[0080] 保持部121具有圆筒形状。 [0080] The holding portion 121 has a cylindrical shape. 墨管122位于保持部121的中心。 Ink holding tube 122 is located in the center portion 121. 参考图9,当墨盒30被安装到盒安装部110时,供墨部34被插入保持部121中。 Referring to FIG 9, when the ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110, the ink supply portion 34 is inserted into the holding portion 121. 当这种情况发生时,通过供墨部34的外表面与保持部121的内表面接触,供墨部34相对于保持部121就高度方向(上下方向)52而言定位。 When this occurs, the inner surface of the ink supply portion 34 and the outer surface of the holding portion 121 of the contact, the ink supply portion 34 with respect to the holding portion 121 to the height direction (vertical direction) 52 in terms of positioning. 当供墨部34被插入保持部121中时,墨管122被插入供墨开口71中。 When the ink supply portion 34 is inserted into the holding portion 121, the ink tube 122 is inserted into the ink supply opening 71. 这允许存储于墨室36中的墨流出进入墨管122中。 This allows the ink stored in the ink outflow chamber 36 into the ink tube 122.

[0081] 参考图6,盒安装部110在连接部103上方包括传感器单元104。 [0081] Referring to FIG 6, the cartridge mounting portion 110 includes a sensor unit 104 above the connection portion 103. 传感器单元104包括板113和安装到板113的光学传感器114。 The sensor unit 104 includes a plate 113 and mounting plate 113 to the optical sensor 114. 更具体地,传感器单元104包括一个板113和安装到一个板113上的四个光学传感器114,其与可安装到壳体101的四个墨盒30对应。 More specifically, the sensor unit 104 includes a plate 113 and an optical sensor mounted on a four plate 113 114, which corresponds to the four ink cartridges 30 may be mounted to the housing 101.

[0082] 如上所述,光学传感器114包括例如发光二极管的光发射器和例如光敏晶体管的光接收器。 [0082] As described above, the optical sensor 114 comprises a light emitting diode light emitter and a light receiver, for example, a phototransistor. 光发射器和光接收器被容纳在外壳中,且该外壳从板113在插入/拆除方向50上朝开口112延伸。 Light emitter and light receiver are accommodated in the housing, and the housing 113 from the plate in the insertion / removal direction 50 toward the opening 112 extends. 当从上方看时外壳具有U形形状。 When viewed from above the housing has a U-shape. 光学传感器114的光发射器和光接收器以其间形成空间的状态在与插入/拆除方向50垂直的水平方向(宽度方向或左右方向51)上对准。 State of the optical sensor light emitter and the light receiver 114 to form a space therebetween in alignment with the insertion / removal direction 50 perpendicular to the horizontal direction (width direction or left-right direction 51). 光发射器被构造成在与插入/拆除方向50垂直的水平方向(宽度方向或左右方向51)上朝光接收器发射光,例如红外光或可见光,且光接收器被构造成接收从光发射器发射的光。 The light emitter is configured in the insertion / removal direction 50 perpendicular to the horizontal direction (width direction or left-right direction 51) emitting light toward the light receiver, such as infrared or visible light, and the light receiver is configured to receive light emitted from the light emitted. 检测部33和检测部89能够被插入光发射器和光接收器之间的空间中。 Detecting section 33 and the detection unit 89 can be inserted into the space between the light emitter and the light receiver. 光学传感器114被构造成当检测部33或检测部89进入形成在光发射器和光接收器之间的光路(检测点)时检测光量(强度)的变化。 The optical sensor 114 is configured such that when the detection unit 33 or the detection portion 89 enters the light path is formed (detection points) between the light emitter and the light receiver detects the change in light amount (intensity). 光学传感器114与打印机10的控制器(后面描述)电连接,当光学传感器114检测到检测部33或检测部89时,从光学传感器114输出到控制器的信号改变。 The optical sensor 114 and the printer controller 10 (described later) is electrically connected, when the optical sensor 114 detects the detection unit 33 or when the detection unit 89, the output signal from the optical sensor 114 changes to the controller.

[0083] 参考图6,墨盒安装部110包括位于壳体101的顶表面、邻近壳体101的端表面处的传感器单元105。 [0083] Referring to Figure 6, cartridge mounting portion 110 comprises a top surface of the housing 101 adjacent the surface of the sensor unit 101 at the end of the housing 105. 传感器单元105包括板115和安装到板115的光学传感器116。 The sensor unit 105 includes an optical sensor mounted to the plate 115 and 116 of plate 115. 更具体地,传感器单兀105包括一个板115和安装到一个板115的四个光学传感器116,其与可安装到壳体101的四个墨盒30对应。 More specifically, the sensor unit 105 includes a plate 115 Wu and four optical sensors 115 mounted to a plate 116, which can accommodate four ink cartridges 30 to the corresponding housing 101.

[0084] 如上所述,光学传感器116包括例如发光二极管的光发射器和例如光敏晶体管的光接收器。 [0084] As described above, the optical sensor 116 comprises a light emitting diode light emitter and a light receiver, for example, a phototransistor. 光发射器和光接收器被容纳在外壳中,且该外壳从板115在竖直方向上向下延伸。 Light emitter and light receiver are accommodated in a housing, the housing and extending downwardly from the plate 115 in the vertical direction. 当从插入/拆除方向50上看时,外壳具有大致倒U形。 When viewed from the insertion / removal direction 50, the housing having a generally inverted U-shape.

[0085] 光学传感器116的光发射器和光接收器在其间形成空间的状态下在与插入/拆除方向50垂直的水平方向(宽度方向或左右方向51)上对准。 Aligned with the insertion / removal direction 50 perpendicular to the horizontal direction (width direction or left-right direction 51) in a state [0085] The optical sensor including a light emitter and a light receiver 116 formed in the space therebetween. 光发射器被构造成在与插入/拆除方向50垂直的水平方向(宽度方向或左右方向51)上朝光接收器发射光,例如红外光或可见光,且光接收器被构造成接收从光发射器发射的光。 The light emitter is configured in the insertion / removal direction 50 perpendicular to the horizontal direction (width direction or left-right direction 51) emitting light toward the light receiver, such as infrared or visible light, and the light receiver is configured to receive light emitted from the light emitted. 当墨盒30被安装到盒安装部110时,第一突出部85的肋88被插入光发射器和光接收器之间的空间中。 When the ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110, the rib 88 of the first projecting portion 85 is inserted into the space between the light emitter and light receiver. 光学传感器116被构造成当肋88进入形成在光发射器和光接收器之间的光路(检测点)时检测光量(强度)的改变。 The optical sensor 116 is configured such that when the rib 88 is formed into the optical path (detection points) between the light emitter and the light receiver detects the change in the light quantity (intensity). 光学传感器116被电连接到打印机10的控制器,并且当光学传感器116检测到肋88时,从光学传感器116输出到控制器的信号改变。 The optical sensor 116 is electrically connected to the printer controller 10, and when the optical sensor 88 detects the rib 116, the output signal from the optical sensor 116 changes to the controller. 基于该信号改变,通过控制器能够确定墨盒30是否被安装到盒安装部110。 Based on this signal change, the controller can determine whether the ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110. 换言之,肋88被构造成通过衰减光学传感器116的光来提供关于墨盒30存在于盒安装部110中的信息。 In other words, the rib 88 is configured by attenuating the optical sensor 30 to provide information regarding the cartridge present in the cartridge mounting portion 110 116.

[0086] 盒安装部110包括位于壳体101的顶表面处、在壳体101的端表面和开口112之间的电触点106。 [0086] cartridge mounting portion 110 includes a top surface 101 of the housing, between the end surfaces 101 of the housing 112 and the opening 106 of the electrical contacts. 触点106被在与插入/拆除方向50垂直的方向(宽度方向或左右方向51)上设置且对准。 Contact 106 is disposed on and aligned with the insertion / removal direction 50 perpendicular to the direction (width direction or left-right direction 51). 三个触点106被布置在与墨盒30的热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77对应的位置处。 Three contacts 106 are disposed at a position of the ink cartridge 30 with the hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and the corresponding signal electrode 77. 触点106具有导电性和弹性。 Contact 106 having conductivity and elasticity. 触点106被构造成在向上方向上弹性地变形。 Contact 106 is configured to be elastically deformed in the upward direction. 设置四组三个触点106,与可安装到壳体101的四个墨盒30对应。 Four sets of three contacts 106, 30 corresponding to the four ink cartridges may be mounted to housing 101.

[0087] 打印机10包括控制器,并且触点106经由电路与控制器电连接。 [0087] The printer 10 includes a controller, and a contact 106 is electrically connected via a circuit to the controller. 控制器可包括CPU、ROM、RAM等。 The controller may include a CPU, ROM, RAM and the like. 当热电极75与触点106的对应一个接触且电连接时,电压Vc被施加到热电极7 5。 When the corresponding hot electrode 75 and a contact 106 is in contact with and electrically connected, the voltage Vc is applied to the hot electrode 75. 当接地电极76与触点106的对应一个接触且电连接时,接地电极76被接地。 When the ground electrode 76 and the corresponding contact 106 in contact with and electrically connected to a ground electrode 76 is grounded. 当热电极75和接地电极76分别与对应触点106接触且电连接时,电力被供应到1C。 When the hot electrode 75 and ground electrode 76 and the contact 106 are electrically connected to the corresponding contacts, electric power is supplied to the 1C. 当信号电极77与触点106的对应一个接触且电连接时,存储在IC中的数据可存取。 When the corresponding signal electrode 77 and the contact 106 and electrically connected to the contact a, data is stored in the IC accessible. 来自电子电路的输出被输入到控制器。 Output from the electronic circuit is input to the controller.

[0088] 参考图1,壳体101具有形成在壳体101的端表面的下端处的空间130。 [0088] Referring to FIG 1, a housing 101 having a space formed at the lower end surface 101 of the housing 130. 盒安装部110包括设置在空间130中的滑动器135。 The cartridge mounting portion 110 includes a space 130 provided in the slider 135. 四个滑动器135被与可安装到盒101的四个墨盒30对应地设置。 Four slider 135 is corresponding to the four ink cartridges 30 is provided with the cartridge 101 may be mounted to. 空间130与壳体101的内部空间连续。 Housing interior space 130 and 101 continuously. 滑动器135被构造成在空间130中在插入/拆除方向50上移动。 The slider 135 is configured to be inserted in the space 130 in the 50 / removal direction. 滑动器135具有大致长方体形状。 The slider 135 has a substantially rectangular parallelepiped shape. 滑动器135位于墨盒30的第二突出部86的行进路线中,且被构造成与第二突出部86接触。 The slider 135 is located in the travel route of the second projecting portion 86 of the ink cartridge 30, and is configured to contact the second projecting portion 86.

[0089] 盒安装部110包括设置在空间130中的螺旋弹簧139。 A coil spring [0089] 110 includes a cartridge mounting portion 130 is provided in the space 139. 螺旋弹簧139被构造成将滑动器135朝开口112、即在拆除方向55上偏压。 The coil spring 139 is configured to direct the slider 135 toward the opening 112, i.e., biased in the removal direction 55. 当螺旋弹簧139处于自然长度时,即当没有外力施加到滑动器135时,滑动器135位于空间130的开口112侧。 When the coil spring 139 is in the natural length, i.e., when no external force is applied to the slider 135, the slider 135 is located in space 130 of the opening 112 side. 当墨盒30被插入壳体101中时,墨盒30的第二突出部86与滑动器135接触且将滑动器135在插入方向56上推压。 When the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the housing 101, the second projecting portion 86 of the slider 135 contacts the ink container 30 and the slider 135 is pushed in the insertion direction 56. 当这种情况发生时,螺旋弹簧139收缩且滑动器135在插入方向56上滑动。 When this occurs, the coil spring 139 is contracted and the slider 135 slides in the insertion direction 56. 处于收缩状态的螺旋弹簧139经由滑动器135在拆除方向55上偏压墨盒30。 The coil spring 139 in a contracted state via a slider 135 biased cartridge 30 in the removal direction 55.

[0090] 盒安装部110在空间130的上部处包括光学传感器117。 [0090] The cartridge mounting portion 110 includes an optical sensor 117 at the upper portion of the space 130. 四个光学传感器117与可安装到壳体101的四个墨盒30对应地设置。 Four optical sensors 117 and 101 may be mounted to the housing 30 is provided corresponding to the four ink cartridges. 换言之,四个光学传感器117与四个滑动器135对应地设置。 In other words, four optical sensors 117 are provided corresponding to the four slider 135. 四个光学传感器117在与插入/拆除方向50垂直的方向(宽度方向或左右方向51)上对准。 Four optical sensors 117 are aligned in the insertion / removal direction 50 perpendicular to the direction (width direction or left-right direction 51). 光学传感器117具有与光学传感器116相同的结构。 The optical sensor 117 has the same structure of the optical sensor 116.

[0091] 当墨盒30被安装到壳体101时,滑动器135被推压且插入光学传感器117的光发射器和光接收器之间的空间中。 [0091] When the ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the housing 101, the slider 135 is pushed and inserted into the space between the light emitter and the light receiver of the optical sensor 117. 光学传感器117被构造成当滑动器135进入形成在光学传感器117的光发射器和光接收器之间的光路(检测点)时检测光量(强度)的改变。 The optical sensor 117 is configured to change when the slider 135 is formed into the detected light amount (intensity) of the light path (detection points) between the light emitter and the light receiver of the optical sensor 117. 光学传感器117与打印机10的控制器电连接,并且当光学传感器117检测到滑动器135时,从光学传感器117输出到控制器的信号改变。 The optical sensor 117 is electrically connected to the controller 10 of the printer, and when the optical sensor 117 detects the slider 135, the output signal from the optical sensor 117 changes to the controller. 在图6至图9中,未示出滑动器135、螺旋弹簧139和光学传感器117。 In FIG. 6 to FIG. 9, not shown in the slider 135, the coil spring 139 and the optical sensor 117.

[0092] 在盒安装部110中,光学传感器114的检测点(光路)定位成在插入方向56上比光学传感器116的检测点(光路)和光学传感器117的检测点(光路)向后。 [0092] In the cartridge mounting portion 110, the optical sensor detection point (light path) 114 is positioned in the insertion direction 56 than the optical sensor detection point (light path) 116 and an optical sensor for detecting point 117 (light path) rearwardly.

[0093] 参考图6,盒安装部110在壳体101的端表面处包括杆125。 [0093] Referring to FIG 6, the cartridge mounting portion 110 at the surface end of the housing 101 includes a rod 125. 杆125就高度方向(上下方向)52而言的位置与安装到盒安装部110的墨盒30的空气连通阀73就高度方向(上下方向)52而言的位置对应。 125 in terms of location of the lever 52 in the height direction (vertical direction) of the ink cartridge mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110 of air 30 communicates the valve 73 in the height direction (vertical direction) corresponding to 52 in terms of position. 四个杆125被与可安装到壳体101的四个墨盒30对应地设置。 Four rod 125 is provided with a housing 101 mounted to the four ink cartridges 30 corresponding to. 杆125具有圆柱状且从壳体101的端表面在插入/拆除方向50上朝开口112延伸。 Lever 125 has a cylindrical shape and the end surface of the housing 101 in the insertion / removal direction 50 toward the opening 112 extends. 在将墨盒30安装到盒安装部110期间,杆125被经由托架90的开口96插入,并且杆125的末端与空气连通阀73接触。 During the ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110, the rod 125 is inserted through the opening 96 of the bracket 90, and the rod end 125 communicating with the air valve 73 contacts. 空气连通阀73被杆125推压,使得空气连通口32被打开。 An air communication valve 73 is pressed by the lever 125, so that the air communication port 32 is opened. 杆125的外表面与托架90的限定开口96的内表面98接触,从而托架90相对于盒安装部110就高度方向(上下方向)52而言定位。 The outer surface of the rod 125 and the inner defining surface 96 of the bracket 90 contacts the opening 98, so that the carriage 90 relative to the cartridge mounting portion 110 to the height direction (vertical direction) 52 in terms of positioning.

[0094] 参考图6,盒安装部110包括位于壳体101的上部的接合构件145。 [0094] Referring to FIG 6, the cartridge mounting portion 110 comprises an upper portion 145 of the engaging member 101 of the housing. 接合构件145被构造成将墨盒30保留在安装位置中。 The engagement member 145 is configured to retain the ink cartridge 30 in the mounted position. 接合构件145的位置邻近开口112的上端。 The position of the engagement member 145 adjacent the upper end of the opening 112. 接合构件145位于开口112和触点106之间。 The engagement member 145 between the opening 112 and the contact 106. 触点106和接合构件145的每一个与一平面交叉,该平面与插入/拆除方向50和竖直(重力)方向平行。 Contact 106 and the engaging member 145 of each one of a plane intersecting the plane of the insertion / removal direction 50 and parallel to the vertical (gravity) direction. 换言之,触点106和接合构件145的每一个在宽度方向(左右方向)51上不偏离。 In other words, the contacts 106 and 145 each engaging member 51 without departing from the width direction (lateral direction). 四个接合构件145被与可安装到壳体101的四个墨盒30对应地设置。 And four engaging member 145 can be mounted to the housing 30 corresponding to the four ink cartridges 101 are provided.

[0095] 盒安装部110包括邻近于开口112的上端定位的轴147。 [0095] The cartridge mounting portion 110 includes an opening 112 adjacent the upper end of the shaft 147 is positioned. 轴147被附接到壳体101且在与插入/拆除方向50垂直的方向(宽度方向或左右方向51)上延伸。 Shaft 147 is attached to the housing 101 and extends in the insertion / removal direction 50 perpendicular to the direction (width direction or left-right direction 51). 轴147穿过接合构件145的与开口112邻近的端部、换言之接合构件145的就插入方向56而言的后端延伸。 Shaft 147 through the engagement member 145 and the end portion adjacent to the opening 112, in other words engages the rear end 56 is inserted in terms of a direction of extension member 145. 接合构件145被轴147支撑,使得接合构件145能够绕轴147选择性地朝壳体101的内部空间和离开壳体101的内部空间枢转。 Engaging member 145 supported by the shaft 147, such that the engaging member 145 is selectively rotatable about the axis 147 of the housing 101 toward the interior and away from the interior space of the pivot housing 101. 接合构件145包括与接合构件145的轴147穿过其延伸的端部相反的接合端146。 Engaging engagement member 145 includes a shaft member 145 opposite engaging end 147 passes through the end portion 146 extends. 换言之,接合端146位于接合构件145的就插入方向56而言的前端。 In other words, the engagement end 146 of the engagement member 56 is inserted front end in terms of the direction of 145. 接合构件146被构造成与墨盒30的接合部45接触。 The engagement member 146 is configured to contact with the engaging portion 30 of the cartridge 45. 通过接合端146和接合部45的接合表面46之间的接触,墨盒30抵抗来自滑动器135的偏压力而被保留在壳体101中的安装位置中。 By engaging the engagement surface 45 and the end 146 of the engagement between the contact 46, the ink cartridge 30 against the biasing force from the slider 135 is retained in the mounted position of the housing 101. 当接合端146与接合表面46接触时,接合端146大致在宽度方向(左右方向)51上和高度方向(上下方向)52上延伸。 When the engagement end 146 in contact with the engagement surface 46, the engagement end 146 extends substantially over 52 in the width direction (lateral direction) 51 and the height direction (vertical direction). 接合构件145被构造成在锁定位置和解锁位置之间移动。 The engagement member 145 is configured to move between a locked position and an unlocked position. 当接合构件145处于锁定位置时,接合端146能够与接合部45接触。 When the engagement member 145 in the locked position, the engaging portion 146 can contact the engagement end 45. 当接合构件145处于解锁位置时,接合端146不与接合部45接触。 When the engagement member 145 in the unlocked position, engaging portion 146 is not in contact with the engagement end 45.

[0096] 接合构件145包括从接合端146朝轴147延伸的滑动表面148。 [0096] 148 from the engaging member 145 includes a slide surface engaging end 146 toward the shaft 147 extends. 当接合端146与接合表面46接触时,滑动表面148大致在宽度方向(左右方向)51和深度方向(前后方向)53上延伸。 When the engagement surface 146 in contact with the engagement end 46, the sliding surface 148 extends substantially 51 and 53 in the depth direction (front-rear direction) in the width direction (lateral direction). 滑动表面148具有在宽度方向(左右方向)51上的宽度,使得当墨盒30被插入盒安装部110和从盒安装部110拆除时,滑动表面148同时与热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77全部接触且在其上滑动。 Sliding surface 148 has a width direction (lateral direction) width 51, such that when the ink cartridge 30 is 110 and the cartridge mounting portion 110 removed from the sliding surface 148 simultaneously with the hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode inserted into the cartridge mounting portion all contacts 77 and slides thereon.

[0097] 接合构件145被构造成由于其自重或通过弹簧(未示出)偏压而向下枢转。 [0097] The engaging member 145 is configured to be due to its own weight or pivoted downwardly by a spring (not shown) biased. 当墨盒30被安装到盒安装部110时,与接合部45接触的接合端146位于枢转构件80的前端部81上方。 When the ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110, the engagement end 45 in contact with the engagement portion 146 is located above the pivot member 80 of the distal portion 81. 当前端部81向上移动且向上推压接合端146时,接合构件145绕轴147从锁定位置向上枢转到解锁位置。 The front end portion 81 moves upward and pushed up the engaging end 146, the engaging member 145 about the pivot shaft 147 upward to the unlocked position from the locked position. 接合构件145的可移动范围被限制,使得接合构件145不向下枢转超出锁定位置。 The movable range of the engagement member 145 is restricted, so that the engaging member 145 does not pivot downwardly beyond the locking position.

[0098][将墨盒30安装到盒安装部110] [0098] [ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110]

[0099] 参考图7至图9,描述墨盒30被如何安装到盒安装部110。 [0099] Referring to FIG. 7 to FIG. 9, described how the ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110. 在图7至图9中,盒安装部110被以剖面图示出,但是仅墨盒30的顶壁39侧部以剖面图示出。 In FIG. 7 to FIG. 9, the cartridge mounting portion 110 is shown in section, but only the top portion of the ink cartridge 39 side wall 30 shown in section.

[0100]如上所述,因为托架90被主体31的前部的上表面从下方支撑,在墨盒30被安装到盒安装部110之前,托架90相对于主体31可在向上方向上移动。 [0100] As described above, since the bracket 90 by the upper surface of the front portion of the supporting body 31 from below, prior to the cartridge mounting portion 110 is mounted to the ink cartridge 30, the carriage 90 is movable relative to the body 31 in an upward direction. 参考图7,当墨盒30被在插入方向56上插入盒安装部110中时,墨盒30的引导部65、66被插入壳体101的沟槽109中,从而墨盒30被相对于盒安装部110就宽度方向(左右方向)51和高度方向(上下方向)52而言粗略地定位。 Referring to FIG 7, when the ink cartridge 30 in the insertion direction 56 is inserted onto the cassette mounting portion 110, the guide portion 65, 66 of the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the groove 101 of the housing 109, so that the ink cartridge 30 is positioned relative to the cartridge mounting portion 110 to the width direction (lateral direction) 51 and the height direction (vertical direction) is positioned roughly 52 concerned. 墨盒30被构造成在引导部65、66被插入沟槽109的同时朝壳体101的端表面滑动。 The ink cartridge 30 is configured to slide toward the end surface of the housing 101 while the guide portion 65, 66 is inserted into the groove 109.

[0101] 参考图7和图8,当墨盒30被插入壳体101中时,第一突出部85的前端与接合构件145的滑动表面148接触。 [0101] Referring to Figures 7 and 8, when the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the housing 101, the sliding surface of the front end of the engagement member 85 of the first projection 145 of the contact 148. 当墨盒30被进一步插入时,滑动表面148爬行到第一突出部85和斜坡49上。 When the ink cartridge 30 is further inserted, the sliding surface 148 to the first crawling projection 85 and the ramp 49. 当这种情况发生时,接合构件145从锁定位置在图7的逆时针方向上向上枢转到解锁位置。 When this happens, the engagement member 145 to pivot upwardly from the lock position to the unlocked position in the counterclockwise direction in FIG. 7. 当墨盒30被进一步插入时,接合构件145的滑动表面148在斜坡49和IC板74上滑动且在凹部78上经过。 When the ink cartridge 30 is further inserted, the ramp 148 slides on the IC 49 and the plate 74 and passing through the concave portion 78 engages member 145 of the sliding surface. 当滑动表面148在热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77上滑动时,灰尘被从热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77擦去。 When the sliding surface 148 slides on the hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77, the dust is 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 from the wiping hot electrode.

[0102] 参考图1,当墨盒30被插入壳体101时,第二突出部86与滑动器135接触。 [0102] Referring to FIG 1, when the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the housing 101, the contact 135 of the second projecting portion 86 with the slider. 当墨盒30被进一步插入时,滑动器135抵抗来自螺旋弹簧139的偏压力而被在插入方向56上推压进入光学传感器117的检测点(光路)。 When the ink cartridge 30 is further inserted, the slider 135 against the biasing force from the coil spring 139 is pushed in the insertion direction 56 enters the detection point (optical path) of the optical sensor 117. 当光学传感器117检测到滑动器135时,从光学传感器117输出到控制器的信号从高电平信号改变成低电压信号。 The optical sensor 117 when the signal 135 is detected, the output from the optical sensor slider 117 to the controller signal from the high level to a low voltage signal.

[0103] 参考图8,在第二突出部86开始推压滑动器135之后,检测部89进入光学传感器114的检测点(光路)。 After [0103] Referring to Figure 8, the second projecting portion 86 presses the slider 135 starts, the detection unit 89 enters the detection point (optical path) of the optical sensor 114. 当光学传感器114检测到检测部89时,从光学传感器114输出到控制器的信号从高电平信号改变成低电平信号。 Signal when the optical sensor 114 detects the detection portion 89 is outputted from the optical sensor 114 changes from the high level to the controller signal into a low level signal.

[0104] 参考图8,在检测部89进入光学传感器114的检测点(光路)之后,第一突出部85的肋88进入光学传感器116的检测点(光路)。 [0104] Referring to Figure 8, after the detection portion 89 enters the detection point (optical path) of the optical sensor 114, the first projecting portion 85 enters the detection ribs 88 point (optical path) of the optical sensor 116. 当光学传感器116检测到肋88时,从光学传感器116输出到控制器的信号从高电平信号改变为低电平信号。 When the optical sensor 116 detects the rib 88, the output signal from the optical sensor 116 to the controller changes from the high level signal is a low level signal. 在检测部89通过光学传感器114的检测点(光路)之后,检测部89和检测部33之间的间隙通过光学传感器114的检测点(光路)。 After passing through the optical sensor detection point (optical path) of the detection unit 114 89, a gap between the detecting portion 89 and the detection unit 33 by detecting a point (optical path) of the optical sensor 114. 当这种情况发生时,从光学传感器114输出到控制器的信号从低电平信号改变成高电平信号。 When this occurs, the output signal from the optical sensor 114 to the controller changes from a low signal to a high-level signal. 然后,当检测部33进入光学传感器114的检测点(光路)时,如果传感器臂60处于低位置,则从光学传感器114输出到控制器的信号从高电平信号改变成低电平信号。 Then, when the detection portion 33 enters the detection point (optical path) of the optical sensor 114, if the sensor arm 60 is in a low position, the output from optical sensor 114 to the signal controller changes from the high level signal to a low level signal.

[0105] 如果在一种类型的墨盒30中,检测部89在深度方向(前后方向)53上较长,当肋88开始进入光学传感器116的检测点(光路)时,检测部89仍处于光学传感器114的检测点(光路),因此在从光学传感器116输出的信号从高电平信号改变成低电平信号时,从光学传感器114输出的信号是低电平信号。 [0105] If one type of the ink cartridge 30, the detection unit 89 in the depth direction (front-rear direction) 53 longer, when the rib 88 enters the detection start point (optical path) of the optical sensor 116, the optical detecting unit 89 is still in sensor detection point (light path) 114, so when the signal from the high level to the low level signal outputted from the optical sensor 116, the signal output from the optical sensor 114 is a low level signal. 如果在另一种类型的墨盒30中,检测部89在深度方向(前后方向)53上较短,当肋88开始进入光学传感器116的检测点(光路)时,检测部89不再在光学传感器114的检测点(光路)中,因此,在从光学传感器116输出的信号从高电平改变成低电平信号时,从光学传感器114输出的信号是高电平信号。 If another type of the ink cartridge 30, the detection unit 89 in the depth direction (front-rear direction) on the shorter 53, when the rib 88 enters the detection start point (optical path) of the optical sensor 116 detects the optical sensor unit 89 is no longer the detection point (light path) 114, and therefore, when changing from the high level to the low level signal outputted from the optical sensor 116, a high level signal is outputted from the optical sensor 114. 换言之,肋88和检测部89被构造成通过衰减光学传感器116和光学传感器114的光提供关于墨盒30的类型的信息。 In other words, the rib 88 and the detection optical unit 89 is configured to provide information regarding the type of the ink cartridge 30 by attenuating the optical sensor 116 and the optical sensor 114.

[0106] 如果在一种类型的墨盒30中,第二突出部86在深度方向(前后方向)53上较长,当肋88开始进入光学传感器116的检测点(光路)时,滑动器135已经在光学传感器117的检测点(光路)中,因此,在从光学传感器116输出的信号从高电平信号改变到低电平信号时,从光学传感器117输出的信号是低电平信号。 [0106] If one type of the ink cartridge 30, the second projecting portion 86 in the depth direction (front-rear direction) is longer, when the rib 88 enters the detection start point (optical path) of the optical sensor 116, the slider has 53,135 in the optical sensor detection point (light path) 117, and therefore, when the change of the signal output from the optical sensor 116 from the signal from the high level to the low level signal, the signal output from the optical sensor 117 is a low level signal. 如果在另一类型的墨盒30中,第二突出部86在深度方向(前后方向)53上较短,当肋88开始进入光学传感器116的检测点(光路)时,滑动器135尚未处于光学传感器117的检测点(光路)中,因此在从光学传感器116输出的信号从高电平信号改变到低电平信号时从光学传感器117输出的信号是高电平信号。 If another type of the ink cartridge 30, the second projecting portion 86 in the depth direction (front-rear direction) on the shorter 53, when the ribs 88 begin to enter the detection spot of the optical sensor 116 (optical path), the slider 135 is not yet in the optical sensor 117 detection point (optical path), the signal thus when changing the signal output from the optical sensor 116 from the high level to the low level signal is the signal output from the optical sensor 117 is a high-level signal. 换言之,肋88和第二突出部86被构造成通过衰减光学传感器116和光学传感器117的光来提供关于墨盒30的类型的信息。 In other words, the ribs 88 and the second projecting portion 86 is configured to provide information about the type of the ink cartridge 30 by the optical attenuation of the optical sensor 117 and the optical sensor 116.

[0107] 参考图8,在将墨盒30插入壳体101期间,墨盒30的供墨部34被插入保持部121且墨管122被插入供墨开口71。 [0107] Referring to Figure 8, the housing 101 during insertion of the cartridge 30, the ink supply portion 34 is inserted into the holding portion 121 of the ink cartridge 30 and the ink tube 122 is inserted into the ink supply opening 71. 当这种情况发生时,通过供墨部34的外表面与保持部121的内表面接触,供墨部34相对于保持部121就高度方向(上下方向)52而言定位,即主体31相对于盒安装部110就高度方向(上下方向)52而言定位。 When this occurs, the inner surface of the ink supply portion 34 and the outer surface of the holding portion 121 of the contact, the ink supply portion 34 with respect to the holding portion 121 to the height direction (vertical direction) is positioned in terms of 52, i.e. with respect to the main body 31 the cartridge mounting portion 110 is positioned in terms of the height direction (vertical direction) 52. 供墨阀70被墨管122推压,使得供墨开口71被打开。 Ink supply valve 70 is pressed against the ink tube 122, so that the toner supply opening 71 is opened. 墨管122具有形成于其末端的墨引入开口,且存储在墨室36中的墨经由墨引入开口在插入方向56上流入墨管122。 An ink tube 122 having an ink inlet opening formed in the end thereof, and is stored in the ink in the ink chamber 36 via an ink introduction opening of the ink inflow tube 122 is inserted in the direction 56.

[0108] 参考图8,在将墨盒30插入壳体101期间,杆125进入托架90的开口96。 [0108] Referring to Figure 8, the opening 96 during insertion of the ink cartridge 30 housing 101, 125 into the lever bracket 90. 托架90相对于主体31可在向上方向上移动。 The carriage 90 is movable relative to the body 31 in an upward direction. 当杆125进入开口96时,杆125的外表面的上部与托架90的内表面98的限定开口96的上部接触,且向上推压托架90,使得托架90在主体31上在向上方向上滑动。 When the rod 125 enters the opening 96, the upper portion of the outer surface of the rod and the bracket 125 defining an inner surface 90 of the opening 98 of the upper contact 96, and the pressing bracket 90 is pushed up, so that the carriage 90 in the upward direction in the main body 31 on the slide. 托架90不能相对于盒安装部110在向下方向上移动,因为杆125的外表面的上部与托架90的内表面98的从下方限定开口96的上部接触。 The bracket 90 relative to the cartridge mounting portion can not move in the downward direction 110, since the upper outer surface of the rod and the bracket 125 of the upper opening 96 of the inner surface 90 defining a contact from below 98. 参考图9,杆125与空气连通阀73接触且推压空气连通阀73 ο空气连通阀73从空气连通开口32移动离开,使得空气经由空气连通开口32流入墨室36中。 Referring to Figure 9, the lever 125 in contact with the air communication valve 73 and the air communication valve 73 is pressed o from the air communication valve 73 is moved away from the air communication opening 32, such that air via the air communication opening 32 into the ink chamber 36.

[0109]同时,参考图8和图9,触点106与托架90的斜坡49接触。 [0109] Meanwhile, referring to FIGS. 8 and 9, the contacts 106 of the carriage 49 contacts the ramp 90. 因为当触点106朝墨盒30的后壁42移动时斜坡49向上倾斜,且因为在杆125的外表面的上部与托架90的内表面98的限定开口96的下部接触的状态下托架90不能在向下方向上移动,所以当触点106在斜坡49和IC板74上滑时触点106在向上方向上弹性地变形。 Because the contact 106 when the ink cartridge 30 of the rear wall 42 is moved toward the inclined ramp 49, and since the upper portion of the inner surface defining an outer surface of the rod 125 of the bracket 90 of the lower portion 98 of the opening 96 in the bracket 90 in contact can not move in the downward direction, the contact 106 is elastically deformed in an upward direction when the contact 106 slide on the slope plate 49 and the IC 74. 弹性变形的触点106在向下方向上偏压IC板74。 Elastically deformable bias contact 106 of the IC board 74 in the downward direction. 当触点106到达IC板74时,通过触点106和杆125分别从上方和下方夹着托架90,托架90相对于盒安装部110就高度方向(上下方向)52而言定位。 When the contacts 74 of the IC board 106 reaches 90, the carriage 90 is positioned with respect to the height direction (vertical direction) in terms of 52 and 106 through the contact lever 125 from above and below, respectively, sandwiching the bracket 110 to the cartridge mounting portion.

[0110]当墨盒30被进一步朝壳体101的端表面插入时,参考图9,触点106分别与IC板74的热电极75、接地电极76、信号电极77接触且电连接。 [0110] When the ink cartridge 30 is inserted further toward the end surface of the housing 101, with reference to FIG. 9, the contacts 106 are respectively 77 and 75 in contact, the ground electrode 76, the signal electrode 74 of the IC board hot electrode and electrically connected. 当墨盒30的安装到达安装位置时,热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77仍分别与三个触点106接触且电连接。 When installing the ink cartridge 30 reaches the mounting position, the hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 are still connected to the three contacts 106 and electrical contacts.

[0111] 当墨盒30到达安装位置时,墨盒30的接合部45的接合表面46已在插入方向56上通过接合构件145的接合端146 ο接合构件145在图9中的顺时针方向上枢转到锁定位置,接合端146与接合表面46接触。 [0111] When the ink cartridge 30 reaches the mounted position, the engagement surface 45 of the cartridge 46 engaging portion 30 in the insertion direction 56 is the member 145 in the clockwise direction in FIG. 9 pivoted by engagement end engaging member 146 ο 145 into the locking position, engagement surface 146 into contact with the engagement end 46. 由于接合构件145和接合部45之间的该接触,墨盒30抵抗来自螺旋弹簧139的偏压力而被保留在安装位置中。 Since the engagement member 145 and the contact between the engaging portion 45, the ink cartridge 30 against the biasing force from the coil spring 139 is retained in the mounting position. 换言之,墨盒30相对于盒安装部110就插入/拆除方向50而言定位。 In other words, the ink cartridge 30 relative to the cartridge mounting portion 110 on the insertion / removal direction 50 in terms of positioning. 如此,完成将墨盒30安装到盒安装部110。 Thus, to complete the ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110.

[0112] 当墨盒30处于盒安装部110中的安装位置时,主体31在供墨部34被插入保持部121且墨管122被插入供墨开口71的状态下定位,并且托架90被触点106和杆125夹着而定位在其可移动范围的端部之间的位置。 [0112] When the ink cartridge 30 is in the mounted position in the cartridge mounting portion 110, the body 31 is inserted into the ink supply portion 34 is positioned at 121 and a state of being inserted into the opening 71 of the ink supply tube 122 of the ink holding portion, and the carriage 90 is touched points 106 and rod 125 positioned therebetween at a position between its ends the movable range.

[0113]当墨盒30处于盒安装部110中的安装位置时,枢转构件80的前端部81位于接合构件145的接合端146下方。 [0113] When the ink cartridge 30 is in the mounted position in the cartridge mounting portion 110, the distal end portion 81 of the pivot member 80 positioned below the engagement member 145 engaging end 146. 枢转构件80的后端部82被离开顶壁39地定位。 The rear end portion 80 of the pivot member 82 is positioned away from the top wall 39.

[0114] 基于来自光学传感器116的输出信号的电平,通过控制器确定墨盒30是否被安装到盒安装部110。 [0114] Based on the level of the output signal from the optical sensor 116 by the controller 30 determines whether the ink cartridge is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110. 换言之,肋88被构造成通过衰减光学传感器116的光来提供关于墨盒30存在于盒安装部110中的信息。 In other words, the rib 88 is configured by attenuating the optical sensor 30 to provide information regarding the cartridge present in the cartridge mounting portion 110 116. 基于来自光学传感器114的输出信号的电平和基于在来自光学传感器116的信号输出从高电平信号改变成低电平信号时来自光学传感器117的输出信号的电平,通过控制器确定墨盒30的类型。 Based on the electric signal output from the optical sensor 114 based on the level and the signal level of the output from the optical sensor 117 when the signal from the high level to the low level signal at the signal output from the optical sensor 116, the ink cartridge 30 is determined by the controller Types of. 换言之,肋88和检测部89或第二突出部86被构造成通过衰减光学传感器116和光学传感器114或光学传感器117的光来提供关于墨盒30的类型的信息。 In other words, the ribs 88 and the detecting portion 89 or the second projecting portion 86 is configured to provide information about the type of the ink cartridge 30 by the light sensor 114 or an optical attenuation of the optical sensor 117 and the optical sensor 116. 通过周期性地检查来自光学传感器114的输出信号的电平,通过控制器确定墨室36中存储的墨量,即确定墨室36是否具有存储于其中的预定量或更多的墨。 By periodically checking the signal level of the output from the optical sensor 114, stored in the ink chamber 36 is determined by the control amount of the ink, i.e., to determine whether the ink chamber 36 having stored therein a predetermined amount or more of ink. 换言之,检测部33被构造成通过衰减或不衰减光学传感器114的光来指示墨室36内存在或不存在墨。 In other words, the detection unit 33 is configured to indicate the ink chamber through an optical attenuator or the optical sensor 114 does not attenuate the ink does not exist in the memory 36 or. 基于从IC板74读出的数据,确定墨盒30的信息,例如墨盒30的批号、墨盒30的生产日期、墨盒30中存储的墨的颜色等。 30 based on the data cartridge information read from the IC board 74 is determined, for example, batch cartridge 30, the cartridge manufacturing date 30, the color of ink stored in ink cartridge 30 and the like.

[0115] 在另一实施例中,在墨盒30被安装到盒安装部110之前的初始位置,托架90相对于主体31在向下方向上可移动。 [0115] In another embodiment, the ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the initial position before the cartridge mounting portion 110, the carriage 90 is movable relative to the body 31 in the downward direction. 在这种情况下,托架90通过托架90的端部93、94和主体31的倾斜内表面47、48之间的静摩擦力支撑。 In this case, the support bracket 90 by the static friction force between the inclined inner surface 31 of the end portions 47, 48 of the bracket 90 and the body 93, 94. 当墨盒30被插入壳体101中且杆125被插入托架90的开口96中时,杆125的外表面初始地可不接触托架90的限定开口96的内表面98。 When the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the housing 101 and the rod 125 is inserted into the opening 90 when the carriage 96, the outer surface of the rod 125 is initially not in contact with the inner defining surface 96 of the bracket 90 of the opening 98. 当墨盒30被进一步插入时,触点106与斜坡49和IC板74接触且向下推压托架90,使得杆125的外表面的上部与托架90的内表面98的限定开口96的上部接触。 When the ink cartridge 30 is further inserted, the contacts 106 in contact with the ramp 49 and the IC board 74 and press down bracket 90, the bracket such that the upper surface of the outer rod 125 of the inner surface 90 defining an opening 98 of the upper portion 96 of contact. 当触点106到达IC板74时,通过触点106和杆125分别从上方和下方夹着托架90,托架90相对于盒安装部110就高度方向(上下方向)52而言定位。 When the contacts 74 of the IC board 106 reaches 90, the carriage 90 is positioned with respect to the height direction (vertical direction) in terms of 52 and 106 through the contact lever 125 from above and below, respectively, sandwiching the bracket 110 to the cartridge mounting portion.

[0116] 这里更详细地描述在将墨盒30插入到盒安装部110期间发生事件的时间表。 [0116] described in more detail herein in the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the schedule of occurrence of an event during the cartridge mounting portion 110. 当插入开始时,接合部145的滑动表面148开始在IC板74上滑动。 When the insertion start, the sliding surface 148 of the engaging portion 145 begins to slide on the IC board 74. 然后第二突出部86与滑动器135接触且开始推压滑动器135。 And then the second projecting portion 86 contacts with the slider 135 and the slider 135 starts pushing. 然后检测部89开始进入光学传感器114的检测点(光路)。 Detecting section 89 is then started to enter the detection point (optical path) of the optical sensor 114. 然后肋88开始进入光学传感器116的检测点(光路)。 Then the rib 88 enters the detection start point (optical path) of the optical sensor 116. 然后杆125与空气连通阀73接触且开始推压空气连通阀73 ο然后触点106开始与IC板74接触。 Then the lever 125 and contact 106 comes into contact with the air communication valve 73 contacts and begins pushing air communication valve plate 74 and the IC 73 o. 然后检测部89和检测部33之间的间隙开始进入光学传感器114的检测点(光路)。 Then the gap between the detecting portion and the detection portion 89 enters the detection start point 33 (optical path) of the optical sensor 114. 然后墨管122与供墨阀70接触且开始推压供墨阀70。 The ink supply tube 122 and into contact with the ink supply valve 70 and starts pushing the ink supply valve 70. 然后检测部33开始进入光学传感器114的检测点(光路)。 Then detecting unit 33 starts to enter the detection point (optical path) of the optical sensor 114. 然后接合端146与接合表面46接触。 146 in contact with the side engagement surface 46 is then engaged.

[0117] 在完成将墨盒30安装到盒安装部110之后,打印机10开始打印。 [0117] After completion of the ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion 110, the printer 10 starts printing. 当墨室36中存储的墨被打印机10用完时,用过的墨盒30被从盒安装部110拆除,且新的墨盒30被安装到盒安装部IlO0 When the ink stored in the ink chamber 36 in the printer 10 is used up, the used ink cartridge 30 is removed from the cartridge mounting portion 110, and a new ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the cartridge mounting portion IlO0

[0118][将墨盒30从盒安装部110拆除] [0118] [ink cartridge 30 is removed from the cartridge mounting portion 110]

[0119]当意图从盒安装部110拆除墨盒30时,枢转构件80的后端部82被使用者向下推压。 [0119] intended to be removed from the cartridge mounting portion 110 when the ink cartridge 30, the rear end portion 80 of the pivot member 82 is pushed down when the user. 因此,枢转构件80的前端部81向上移动且与顶壁39分离。 Thus, the distal end portion 81 of the pivot member 80 is moved upward and separated from the top wall 39. 当这种情况发生时,接合构件145被枢转构件80的前端部81向上推压,并且接合构件145的接合端146移动到接合表面46上方的位置,即移动到与接合表面46分离的位置。 When this happens, the engagement member 145 is the distal end portion 81 of the pivot member 80 is pushed upwardly and engaged position separated from the engagement surface 46 engages the end 146 of member 145 moves to a position above the surface fastener 46, i.e., to move . 如此,接合构件145从锁定位置移动到解锁位置,并且墨盒30被从由接合构件145保持的状态解除。 Thus, the engagement member 145 is moved from the locked position to the unlocked position, and the ink cartridge 30 is released from the state held by the engagement member 145.

[0120]当接合端146与接合表面46分离时,施加到墨盒30的外力、例如螺旋弹簧139的偏压力使墨盒30在拆除方向55上移动。 [0120] When the separator 146 and the engaging end engagement surface 46, an external force is applied to the ink cartridge 30, for example, the biasing force of the coil spring 139 causes the ink cartridge 30 is moved in the removal direction 55. 然而,因为使用者的手指仍与枢转构件80的压下的后端部82接触,所以在拆除方向55上移动的墨盒30被使用者止动。 However, because the user's finger remains in contact with the pivot member 82 pressing the rear end portion 80, so that movement in the removal direction 55 of the ink cartridge 30 is a user stop. 螺旋弹簧139的偏压力经由枢转构件80被使用者的手指接收。 The biasing force of the coil spring 139 of the user's finger 80 is received via the pivot member.

[0121]当使用者使他的/她的手指在拆除方向55上移动时,墨盒30被滑动器135和螺旋弹簧139推压而跟随手指移动。 [0121] When the user moves his / her finger is moved in the removal direction 55, the ink cartridge 30 is a slider 135 and a coil spring 139 urging the follower finger. 当这种情况发生时,设置在托架90上的IC板74被从盒安装部110的触点106的向下偏压力解除。 When this happens, IC board 90 provided on the carriage 74 is released from the cartridge mounting portion 110 of the contact 106 is biased downward pressure. 在墨盒30在拆除方向55上跟随使用者的手指移动时,接合构件145的滑动表面148在凹部78上方经过且在IC板74和斜坡49上滑动。 When the ink container 30 to follow the user's finger moves in the removal direction 55, the engagement member 145 of the slide surface 148 passes over the recessed portion 78 and slides on the ramp plates 74 and IC 49. 当滑动表面148在热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77上滑动时,灰尘被从热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77擦去。 When the sliding surface 148 slides on the hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77, the dust is 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 from the wiping hot electrode. 在斜坡49上滑动之后,滑动表面148在沟槽87上方经过。 After 49 slides on the slope, sliding surface 148 passes over the groove 87. 当这种情况发生时,被滑动表面148擦去的灰尘落到沟槽87中。 When this occurs, the dust wiped off slide surface 148 falls in the groove 87. 因此,灰尘落下且粘着到供墨部34的环绕供墨开口71的部分的可能性减小。 Therefore, the dust dropped and adhered to the ink supply portion 34 surrounding the possibility of opening the ink supply portion 71 is reduced.

[0122]同时,杆125的外表面与托架90的限定开口 96的内表面98分离,使得托架90相对于主体31向下移动到初始位置,在该初始位置中托架90被主体31的前部的上表面支撑。 [0122] Meanwhile, the outer surface of the shaft 125 and the bracket 90 defining the opening 98 of the inner surface of the separator 96, so that the carriage 90 is moved downward relative to the body 31 to the initial position, the initial position of the carriage 90 by the main body 31 the front portion of the upper surface of the support. 墨管122被拉出供墨部34。 An ink tube 122 is pulled out of the ink supply portion 34. 如此,墨盒30被从盒安装部110拆除。 Thus, the ink cartridge 30 is removed from the cartridge mounting portion 110.

[0123][优势] [0123] [advantage]

[0124] 在该实施例中,因为墨盒30包括被构造成由与IC板74独立的光学传感器114、116检测的检测部89和肋88,即使IC板74和触点106之间的电连接不能建立或数据不能经由信号电极77从IC读出,基于从检测部89和肋88获得的信息能够确定墨盒30被安装到打印机10。 [0124] In this embodiment, since the ink cartridge 30 is configured to include IC board 74 by a separate optical sensors 114, 116 detected by the detection portion 89 and the rib 88, even if the electrical connection between the IC 106 and the contact plate 74 is connected 77 can not be established or data read out from the IC via the signal electrode, based on information obtained from the detecting section 89 and the rib 88 is able to determine the ink cartridge 30 is mounted to the printer 10. 因此,即使IC板74和触点106之间的电连接不能建立或数据不能经由信号电极77从IC读出,也能够使用墨盒30。 Thus, even if the electrical connection between the IC 74 and the contact plate 106 can not be established or connection data can not be read from the IC 77 via the signal electrode, the ink cartridge 30 can also be used.

[0125] 在该实施例中,因为从光学传感器114、116发射的光在与插入方向50垂直的方向(宽度方向、左右方向)上行进,所以检测部89和肋88能够在插入方向50上以希望的定时进入光学传感器114、116的检测点(光路)。 [0125] In this embodiment, since the optical sensors 114, 116 emitted from the light travels in the insertion direction 50 perpendicular to the direction (width direction, lateral direction), the detection unit 89 and the rib 88 in the insertion direction 50 can be to enter the desired timing of the detection point (light path) 114, 116 of the optical sensor. 而且,因为热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77可在与插入方向50垂直的向下方向和光行进的方向上可接入,所以即使热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77被触点106在向下方向上接入,使得墨盒30在向下方向上移动,这种移动也不影响检测部89和肋88在插入方向56上进入光学传感器114、116的检测点(光路)的定时。 Further, since the hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 may be accessible in a direction perpendicular to the insertion direction 50 and the downward direction of traveling of light, even if the hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and the electrode 77 is a signal contact access 106 in the downward direction, so that the ink cartridge 30 moves in the downward direction, this movement does not affect the timing detecting section 89 and the rib 88 enters the detection point (optical path) of the optical sensors 114, 116 in the insertion direction 56. 这是因为该定时通过墨盒30在插入方向56上的移动来确定,而不是通过墨盒30的向下移动来确定。 This is because the timing of the ink cartridge 30 by movement in the insertion direction 56 is determined, rather than determined by the downward movement of the ink cartridge 30. 通常来说,当在彼此垂直的方向上发生事件时,这样的事件可以是独立的事件且不能相互影响。 Generally speaking, when an event occurs in a direction perpendicular to each other, such an event may be an independent event and can not influence each other.

[0126] 在该实施例中,因为热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77位于前壁40和后壁42之间,来自滑动器135和螺旋弹簧139的在拆除方向55上的偏压力不被热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77直接接收。 [0126] In this embodiment, since the hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 is located between the front wall 40 and rear wall 42, the biasing force in the removal direction 55 from the slider 135 and the coil spring 139 is not thermally electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 is directly received. 因此,过度负载被施加到热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77的可能性减小。 Thus, an excessive load is applied to the hot electrode 75, the possibility of a ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 is reduced. 而且,墨从供墨部34泄漏以及热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77被墨污染的可能性减小。 Furthermore, the ink leakage from the ink supply portion 34 and the hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 is to reduce the likelihood of contamination of the ink.

[0127] 如果IC板74被设置在面对插入方向56的前壁40处,则热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77与触点106之间的接触可能不稳定,因为墨盒30被在拆除方向55上、即在热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77与触点106分离的方向上偏压。 [0127] If the IC 74 is disposed in a plate facing the front wall 56 in the insertion direction 40, the thermal electrode 75, the contact between the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 and the contact 106 may be unstable, because the ink cartridge 30 is in 55, i.e., the bias voltage 75, a ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 and the contact separating direction of the hot electrode 106 removal direction. 因此,在这种情况下,触点106的变形范围和触点106的弹性将不得不被设定得较大,以便即使当热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77通过偏压墨盒30的偏压力而移动离开触点106时,保证热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77与触点106之间接触。 Thus, in this case, the range of elastic deformation contact 106 and the contact 106 will have to be set large, so that even when the hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 of the ink cartridge 30 by the bias when the biasing force is moved away from contact 106, 75 to ensure that the contact between the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 and the electrode contact 106 heat. 然而,触点106的较大变形范围和较大弹性可能对热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77施加大偏压力,即过度的负载可能被施加到热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77。 However, a large deformation range and larger contacts 106 may apply a large elastic biasing force of the hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77, i.e., an excessive load may be applied to 75, the signal electrode and the ground electrode 76 hot electrode 77. 而且,如果IC板74被设置在前壁40处,已从供墨部34泄漏的墨可能到达热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77,且引起热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77之间短路。 Further, if the IC board 74 is provided at a front wall 40, the ink leakage from the ink supply portion 34 may reach the hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77, electrode 75 and causes heat, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 short circuit between.

[0128] 在该实施例中,因为热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77以及接合部45被设置在墨盒30的同一侧,即顶壁39侧,热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77被邻近于接合部45地定位。 [0128] In this embodiment, since the hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 and the engaging portion 45 is disposed on the same side of the ink cartridge 30, i.e., a top wall 39 side, heat the electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 is positioned adjacent to the joint portion 45 to. 因为当接合部45与接合构件145接触时,接合部45确定就插入/拆除方向50而言墨盒30相对于盒安装部110的位置,邻近于接合部45定位的热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77能够就插入/拆除方向50而言相对于触点106精确地定位。 Since the contact 45 when the engagement with the engaging member 145, the engaging portion 45 is determined on the insertion / removal direction 50 with respect to the ink cartridge 30 in terms of the cartridge mounting portion 110, the engaging portion 45 positioned adjacent to the hot electrode 75 and ground electrode 76 77 can signal electrode is inserted / removal direction 50 with respect to contact 106 in terms of accurately positioned.

[0129] 在该实施例中,因为热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77定位成就插入方向56而言比接合表面46向前,所以热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77的每一个和接合表面46与相应的平面交叉,该平面与高度方向(上下方向)52和深度方向(前后方向)53平行,在将墨盒30插入盒安装部110期间,接合构件145在热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77上滑动。 [0129] In this embodiment, since the hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 is positioned forward in terms of achievement insertion direction 56 than the engagement surface 46, the hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 of each of and the engagement surface 46 with the respective plane intersecting the plane with the height direction (vertical direction) 52 and the depth direction (front-rear direction) 53 in parallel, in the hot electrode 75, grounding the like during the cartridge 30 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110, the engagement member 145 77 slides on the electrode 76 and the signal electrode. 因此热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77上的灰尘被擦除,且热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77与触点106之间的电连接变得不稳定的可能性减小。 Thus the hot electrode 75, the dust on the ground electrode 77 and signal electrode 76 is erased, and the hot electrode 75, the possibility of unstable ground electrode 77 and the electrical connection between the contact 106 and the signal electrode 76 is connected is reduced.

[0130] 在该实施例中,热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77位于接合部45的接合表面46的至少一部分上方。 [0130] In this embodiment, the hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 of the engagement surface of the joint 45 over a portion of at least 46. 因为接合构件145被构造成由于其自重或通过弹簧偏压而向下枢转,所以热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77上的灰尘可被接合构件145以更强的向下力擦除。 Since the engagement member 145 is configured by its own weight or by a spring biased pivot downward, so that the hot electrode 75, the dust on the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 may be engaging member 145 with a stronger downward force erased . 而且,接合构件145的可移动范围被限制,使得接合构件145不向下枢转超出锁定位置,如果热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77位于接合表面46的下方,则接合构件145不能与热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77接触。 Further, the movable range of the engagement member 145 is restricted, so that the engaging member 145 does not pivot downwardly beyond the locking position, if the hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 is located below the surface 46 is engaged with the engaging member 145 can not be hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 in contact. 因而热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77的处于接合表面46的至少一部分上方的位置有利于接合构件145的擦拭功能。 Thus the hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 is in a position above at least a portion of the engagement surface 46 facilitates the engagement member 145 of the wiping function.

[0131] 在该实施例中,因为热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77定位成就插入方向56而言比供墨部34的供墨开口71向后,即使当墨盒30被插入到盒安装部110中和/或从盒安装部110拆除时热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77上的灰尘被擦去,这种灰尘粘着到供墨部34的环绕供墨开口71的部分的可能性也减小。 [0131] In this embodiment, since the hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 is positioned in terms of achievement insertion direction 56 than the ink supply portion 34 of the ink supply opening 71 rearward, even when the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110 and / or the hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 of the dust is wiped off when removed from the cartridge mounting portion 110, this dust adheres to the ink supply portion 34 surrounding the opening of the ink supply portion 71 may It is also reduced. 因此,墨被灰尘污染的可能性减小。 Thus, the possibility of dust contamination of the ink is reduced.

[0132] 在该实施例,因为凹部例如沟槽87定位成就插入方向56而言比热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77向前,热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77的每一个和沟槽87与相应平面交叉,该平面与高度方向(上下方向)52和深度方向(前后方向)53平行,热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77位于沟槽87上方,从热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77擦除的灰尘落入沟槽87中。 [0132] In this embodiment, since the recessed portions such as trenches 87 positioned in the insertion direction 56 achievements in terms of the specific heat of 77 forward electrode 75, the ground electrode and the signal electrode 76, a hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 of each of and the corresponding groove 87 intersecting the plane, and the plane in the height direction (vertical direction) 52 and the depth direction (front-rear direction) 53 in parallel, the hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 is located above the groove 87, heat from the electrodes 75 , the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 to erase dust falling in the groove 87. 因此,灰尘落下且粘着到供墨部34的环绕供墨开口71的部分的可能性减小。 Therefore, the dust dropped and adhered to the ink supply portion 34 surrounding the possibility of opening the ink supply portion 71 is reduced.

[0133] 在该实施例中,因为供墨部34位于前壁40处且热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77位于顶壁39处,从供墨部34飞溅的墨到达且污染热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77的可能性减小。 [0133] In this embodiment, since the ink supply portion 34 positioned at the front wall 40 and the hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 on the top wall 39, and reaches the hot electrode contamination from the ink supply portion of the ink 34 splashes 75, the possibility of a ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 is reduced.

[0134] 在该实施例中,因为托架90相对于主体31在高度方向(上下方向)52上可移动,托架90和主体31能够独立地相对于盒安装部110就高度方向(上下方向)52而言定位。 [0134] In this embodiment, since the bracket 90 is movable relative to the body 31 in the height direction 52 (vertical direction), 31 can be independently height direction (vertical direction with respect to the cartridge mounting bracket 90 and the body portion 110 ) 52 in terms of positioning. 因此,设置在托架90处的元件例如IC板74、肋88和检测部89,和设置在主体31处的元件例如供墨部34,能够相对于设置在盒安装部110上的对应元件例如触点106、光学传感器114、116和墨管122独立地定位。 Thus, the bracket member 90 provided at the board 74 such as an IC, the ribs 88 and the detecting section 89, and the ink supply portion 34 provided, for example, with respect to the corresponding elements provided on the cartridge mounting portion 110, for example, an element of the main body 31 contact 106, the optical sensors 114, 116 and the ink tube 122 positioned independently.

[0135]因为墨盒30由多个元件组装而成,每个元件的尺寸容差通常需要被设定得小,在设计和制造每个元件中需要高精度。 [0135] Since the ink container 30 is assembled from a plurality of elements, each element size tolerances typically needs to be set to be small, each element in the design and manufacture of high precision is required. 如果每个元件的尺寸容差相对大,则墨盒30的累积的尺寸误差通常较大。 If the size of each element is relatively large tolerances, the ink cartridge 30 cumulative dimensional error is usually large. 在这种情况下,墨管122可能不被插入供墨开口71中且可与供墨部34的末端接触且被破坏,触点106可以以高压力与IC板74接触且可被破坏,相反,触点106可不能与IC板74接触,或肋88和检测部89可不能进入光学传感器114、116的光发射器和光接收器之间。 In this case, the ink tube 122 may not be inserted into the open end of the ink supply 71 and ink supply portion 34 may be in contact and is broken, and the contacts 106 may be damaged at a high pressure in contact with the IC plate 74, opposite , contact 106 may not come into contact with the IC board 74, or the rib 88 and the detection unit 89 can not enter between the light emitter and the light receiver 114, the optical sensor. 然而,在该实施例中,因为托架90相对于主体31可移动,所以托架90和主体31能够相对于盒安装部110独立地定位,在元件的中等尺寸容差的情况下,设置在托架90处的元件例如IC板74、肋88和检测部89以及设置在主体31处的元件例如供墨部34,能够相对于设置在盒安装部110上的对应元件例如触点106、光学传感器114、116和墨管122独立地定位。 However, in this embodiment, since the bracket 90 is movable relative to the body 31, the bracket 90 and the body 31 with respect to the cartridge mounting portion 110 independently positioned, tolerances in the case of medium-size elements, arranged the corresponding carrier element such as an IC element 90 at the plate 74, the ribs 88 and 89 and the detection portion is provided at the body member 31 of the ink supply portion 34, for example, can be provided with respect to the cartridge mounting portion 110 of the contact 106, for example, optical sensors 114, 116 and the ink tube 122 positioned independently.

[0136] 在该实施例中,因为热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77的每一个的宽度大于肋88的宽度,换言之,肋88的宽度小于热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77的每一个的宽度,肋88适于被光学感器116非接触地检测,而热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77适于与触点106物理接触。 [0136] In this embodiment, since the 75, the width of each ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 of the hot electrode is greater than the width of the rib 88, in other words, the width of the rib 88 is less than the hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 the width of each rib 88 is adapted to detect an optical non-contact sensor 116, the hot electrode 75 and ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 adapted to contact the contact 106 physically.

[0137] 在另一实施例中,第二突出部86可包括与第一突出部85的肋88类似的肋,并且光学传感器117可被构造成直接地检测第二突出部86的肋。 [0137] In another embodiment, the second projecting portion 86 may include ribs 88 similar to the rib 85 of the first projecting portion, and the optical sensor 117 may be configured to directly detect the second projecting portion 86 of the rib.

[0138] 在另一实施例中,除了伸长开口91、92或检测部33和支撑部79之外,可以通过已知结构、例如形成在主体31或托架90中的引导沟槽确定托架90相对于主体31移动的范围。 [0138] In another embodiment, the openings 91 and 92 in addition to the elongation or the detection unit 33 and the support portion 79, by a known structure, for example, formed in the body 31 of the bracket 90 or bracket guide groove is determined range of the moving frame 90 relative to the body 31. 而且,除了倾斜内表面47、48之外,托架90的移动可通过已知结构引导,例如通过形成在主体31或托架90处的引导轨引导。 Further, in addition to the inclined inner surfaces 47, 48, moving the carriage 90 can be guided by known structures, for example, by forming the guide rail or the guide 31 of the main body bracket 90.

[0139] 在另一实施例中,托架90的限定开口96的内表面98可不与杆125的外表面接触以使托架90相对于主体31移动。 [0139] In another embodiment, the carrier 90 defines an opening 98 of the inner surface 96 may not contact with the outer surface of the rod 125 so that the carriage 31 is moved relative to the body 90. 在这种情况下,托架90在顶表面或底表面处可包括在与插入/拆除方向50交叉的方向上延伸的表面,并且当墨盒30被插入盒安装部110时,表面可与设置在墨盒安装部110中的突出部接触且在其上滑动,使得托架90相对于主体31移动。 In this case, the carriage 90 is at the top or bottom surface may include a surface extending in a direction to the insertion / removal direction intersecting 50, and when the ink cartridge 30 is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion 110, the surface may be provided projecting portion in the cartridge mounting portion 110 and a contact sliding thereon, so that the carriage 31 is moved relative to the body 90.

[0140] 在另一实施例中,盒安装部110可不包括滑动器135、螺旋弹簧139和光学传感器117。 [0140] In another embodiment, the cartridge mounting portion 110 may not include a slider 135, a coil spring 139 and the optical sensor 117. 在这种情况下,墨盒30可被与供墨阀70和/或空气连通阀73联接的弹簧在拆除方向55上偏压。 In this case, the ink cartridge 30 may be valves and / or spring 73 is coupled to an air communication valve 70 and the ink supply biased in the removal direction 55.

[0141] 在另一实施例中,IC可以不被设置在其上设置热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极 [0141] In another embodiment, the IC may not be provided on which the hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode

77的同一板上。 77 of the same board. 例如,IC可被设置在后壁42处或邻近后壁42,且可以通过电线连接到设置在顶壁39处或邻近顶壁39的热电极75、接地电极76和信号电极77。 For example, the IC may be provided at or adjacent the rear wall 42 a rear wall 42, and may be connected to the top wall 39 provided at or adjacent the top wall 39 hot electrode 75, the ground electrode 76 and signal electrode 77 by a wire.

[0142] 在另一实施例中,墨盒30可不包括托架90,且检测部89、肋88和IC74可被设置在主体31上。 [0142] In another embodiment, the ink cartridge 30 may not include the bracket 90, and the detecting section 89, the ribs 88 and IC74 may be disposed on the body 31.

[0143] 虽然已经结合不同示例性结构和说明性实施例对本发明进行了描述,但是本领域技术人员可以理解,在不背离本发明范围的情况下可以做出上述结构和实施例的其它变体和变型。 [0143] Although exemplary structures and bind to different illustrative embodiments of the present invention has been described, those skilled in the art will appreciate, without departing from the scope of the present invention may be made in the above construction and other variants of the embodiment and variations. 通过考虑这里公开的本发明的说明书或实践,本领域技术人员将理解其它结构和实施例。 Consideration of the specification or practice of the invention disclosed herein, those skilled in the art will appreciate that other configurations and embodiments. 意图在于说明书和描述的示例仅仅是说明性的,本发明的范围由所附权利要求限定。 It is intended that the specification and the described examples are merely illustrative, the scope of the invention as defined by the appended claims.

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1.一种打印流体盒(30),所述打印流体盒被构造成抵抗在与插入方向(56)相反的拆除方向(55)上的偏压力而被在所述插入方向(56)上插入盒安装部中,所述打印流体盒(30)包括: 前表面,当所述打印流体盒(30)被插入所述盒安装部中时,所述前表面朝向所述插入方向(56)取向; 后表面,所述后表面的位置就所述插入方向(56)而言与所述前表面相反; 电接口(75,76,77),所述电接口位于所述前表面和所述后表面之间; 接合部(45),所述接合部用于抵抗所述偏压力而将所述打印流体盒(30)保留在所述盒安装部中; 主体(31),所述主体包括室(36);和托架(90),所述托架被联接到所述主体(31),其中所述电接口(75,76,77)被设置在所述托架(90)处; 其中所述接合部(45)被设置在所述主体上,并且所述电接口(75,76,77)被设置在所述托架上。 A printing fluid cartridge (30), the printing fluid cartridge is configured to resist removal of a biasing force opposite to the insertion direction (56) direction (55) is in said insertion direction (56) into the the cartridge mounting portion, said printing fluid cartridge (30) comprising: a front surface, when the printing fluid cartridge (30) is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion, said front surface facing the insertion direction (56) oriented ; rear surface, the rear surface of the position on the insertion direction (56) with respect to the surface opposite to the front; electrical interface (76, 77), the electrical interface located on the front surface and the rear between the surface; joint (45), said engaging portion for resisting the biasing force of said printing fluid cartridge (30) retained in said cartridge mounting section; a body (31), said body comprising a chamber (36); and a bracket (90), the bracket being coupled to said body (31), wherein the electrical interface (76, 77) is provided at the bracket (90); wherein said engaging portion (45) is disposed on the body, and the electrical interface (76, 77) is arranged on the carrier.
2.根据权利要求1所述的打印流体盒(30),其中所述打印流体盒(30)被在直立位置中插入所述盒安装部中,并且所述打印流体盒(30)具有在宽度方向(51)上的宽度、在高度方向(52)上的高度和在深度方向(53)上的深度,其中所述宽度方向(51)、所述高度方向(52)和所述深度方向(53)彼此垂直,并且所述深度方向(53)与所述插入方向(56)平行。 According to claim printing fluid cartridge (30) of claim 1, wherein said printing fluid cartridge (30) is inserted into the cartridge mounting portion in an upright position, and the printing fluid cartridge (30) having a width direction of width, the height (52) in a height direction and a depth in a depth direction (53) on the upper (51), wherein the widthwise direction (51), the height direction (52) and the depth direction ( 53) perpendicular to each other, and the depth direction (53) with the insertion direction (56) parallel.
3.根据权利要求2所述的打印流体盒(30),其中: 所述室(36)被构造成在所述室中存储打印流体;并且所述打印流体盒(30)进一步包括打印流体供应部(34),所述打印流体供应部被构造成将所述打印流体从所述室(36)的内部供应到所述室(36)的外部。 The printing fluid cartridge (30) according to claim 2, wherein: said chamber (36) is configured to store the printing fluid in the chamber; and the printing fluid cartridge (30) further includes a printing fluid supply portion (34), said printing fluid supplying unit configured to supply printing fluid from the interior of said chamber (36) to the outside of the chamber (36).
4.根据权利要求3所述的打印流体盒(30),其中当所述打印流体盒(30)在所述直立位置中时,所述打印流体供应部(34)位于所述前表面的下部处,并且所述电接口(75,76,77)位于所述打印流体供应部(34)的上方。 According to claim printing fluid cartridge (30) of claim 3, wherein when the printing fluid cartridge (30) in said upright position, said printing fluid supplying unit (34) located at the lower portion of the front surface at, and the electrical interface (76, 77) is located above the printing fluid supply portion (34).
5.根据权利要求2所述的打印流体盒(30),其中所述电接口(75,76,77)和所述接合部(45)被设置在所述打印流体盒(30)的一侧处。 According to claim printing fluid cartridge (30) of claim 2, wherein said electrical interface (76, 77) and said engaging portion (45) is provided on one side of the printing fluid cartridge (30) place.
6.根据权利要求5所述的打印流体盒(30),其中当所述打印流体盒(30)在所述直立位置中时,所述电接口(75,76,77)位于所述接合部(45)的上方。 According to claim printing fluid cartridge (30) of claim 5, wherein when the printing fluid cartridge (30) in said upright position, the electrical interface (76, 77) located on said joint the top (45).
7.根据权利要求1所述的打印流体盒(30),其中所述托架(90)能够相对于所述主体(31)移动。 According to claim printing fluid cartridge (30) of claim 1, wherein said carrier (90) relative to the body (31) moves.
8.根据权利要求7所述的打印流体盒(30),其中所述托架(90)能够相对于所述主体(31)在所述打印流体盒(30)的高度方向(52)上移动。 According to claim printing fluid cartridge (30) of claim 7, wherein said carrier (90) relative to the body (31) is moved in the height direction (52) of said printing fluid cartridge (30) .
9.根据权利要求7所述的打印流体盒(30),其中所述主体(31)和所述托架(90)中的至少一个包括引导件(47,48),所述引导件被构造成引导所述托架(90)相对于所述主体(31)的移动。 According to claim printing fluid cartridge (30) of claim 7, wherein said body (31) and said bracket (90) comprises at least one guide member (47, 48), said guide member being configured to guide the carriage (90) relative to said body (31).
10.根据权利要求9所述的打印流体盒(30),其中所述主体(31)和所述托架(90)中的至少一个包括限制器,所述限制器被构造成限定所述托架(90)相对于所述主体(31)移动的范围。 10. The printing fluid cartridge according to claim (30) of claim 9, wherein said body (31) and said bracket (90) comprises at least one restrictor, the restrictor is configured to define the holder rack (90) with respect to the range (31) of the moving body.
11.根据权利要求1所述的打印流体盒(30),进一步包括检测部(88),所述检测部定位成就所述插入方向(56)而言比所述电接口(75,76,77)更向前,其中所述检测部(88)被构造成被设置在所述盒安装部中的光学传感器检测。 11. The printing fluid cartridge according to claim (30) of claim 1, further comprising a detecting unit (88), detecting the achievement of the positioned insertion direction (56) in terms of the electrical interface (76, 77 than ) further forward, wherein the detection unit (88) configured to be disposed in the cartridge mounting portion of the optical sensor.
12.根据权利要求1所述的打印流体盒(30),其中所述电接口(75,76,77)在与所述拆除方向(55)垂直的方向上可接入。 12. The printing fluid cartridge according to claim (30) of claim 1, wherein said electrical interface (76, 77) in the removal direction (55) perpendicular to a direction accessible.
13.—种打印设备(10),包括: 根据权利要求1至12中任一项所述的打印流体盒(30);和盒安装部(110),所述打印流体盒(30)被构造成被插入所述盒安装部中,所述盒安装部(110)包括: 触点(106),所述触点被构造成电连接到所述电接口(75,76,77);和接合构件(145),所述接合构件被构造成与所述接合部(4 5)接触,使得抵抗所述偏压力而将所述打印流体盒(30)保留在所述盒安装部(110)中。 13.- species printing device (10), comprising: 1 to 12 printing fluid cartridge (30) according to one of claim 1; and a cartridge mounting portion (110), said printing fluid cartridge (30) is configured to be inserted into the cartridge mounting portion, the cartridge mounting portion (110) comprising: a contact (106), said contacts being configured to electrically connect to the electrical interface (76, 77); and an engagement means (145), the engagement member is configured to contact with the engaging portion (45), against said biasing force such that the printing fluid cartridge (30) retained in said cartridge mounting portion (110) .
14.根据权利要求13所述的打印设备(10),进一步包括偏压构件(135,139),所述偏压构件被构造成在所述拆除方向(55)上将所述偏压力施加到所述打印流体盒(30)。 14. The printing apparatus according to claim 13 (10), further comprising a biasing member (135,139), said biasing member is configured in the removal direction (55) applying a biasing force on the the printing fluid cartridge (30).
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